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Nearly 1,000 computers, phones hit Beaver TV during the Cow Chip Throw





2016 Beaver Duster Basketball homecoming














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Sophomore Devyn Lansden was chosen queen and Fernando Castillo was king




BCMH pilots new tele-hospitalist program

Beaver County Memorial Hospital patients can now access a hospital doctor with the touch of a button.

This month, Beaver County Memorial Hospital is teaming up with St. Anthony Hospital in Oklahoma City to pilot a fully-functional tele-hospitalist program.

Hospital patients sometimes need a physician who can provide care at a moment’s notice. Hospitals usually provide this level of care through a physician called a hospitalist who only treats hospital patients. Unfortunately, the demand for hospitalists is greater than the supply, and not all rural hospitals are able to provide around-the-clock hospitalist care.

"But with our relationship with St. Anthony Hospital and the tele-hospitalist program, we can," Beaver County Memorial Hospital’s Administrator Alissa Schlessman said.

Using cameras and monitors, this program allows a patient in a hospital bed in Beaver to consult with a hospitalist in Oklahoma City.

"Our tele-hospitalist in Beaver is one of the same hospitalists who would care for you if you were admitted to St. Anthony Hospital, and you don’t even have to leave the Oklahoma Panhandle," Schlessman said.

The St. Anthony hospitalist have access to specialty physicians as well as additional resources that could contribute to the care of patients.

The program allows patients hospital-level care without the inconvenience of travelling.

"Being an affiliate of St. Anthony Hospital gives us access to incredible technology, amazing resources and a plethora of opportunities. I believe telemedicine is the future of rural health care and feel that this program puts BCMH on the cutting edge of medicine," Schlessman said.

Visitors continue to flock

to Beaver Dunes Park

Nice fall temperatures made for big visitor numbers for the month of October at the Beaver Dunes Park, according to manager Heath Noyes.

"We had a couple of really good weekends. Halloween has proven to be a busy time for the two I have lived here," Noyes commented.

Since the cold arrived, Noyes said that the business will now transition from riders at the dunes to campers.

"We get lots of campers coming in to hunt deer and quail during the late Fall months," he said. "We saw campers recently from South Dakota, Ohio, Maine and even a few from Canada."

Trout will be delivered this week to the lake, which is being filled by a new water source, Noyes added.

The manager also spent a week recently attending a nationally accredited ATV safety instructor course in Guthrie. It has hosted by the OSU Extension office there.

"They had a really good program with a national presence," Noyes said. "It allowed me to become a licensed instructor though the ATV Safety Institute. We have hosted such courses in the past, but now I can teach the class and will have access to loaner ATVs through the OSU extension program. This will be a good tool for promoting safety in our park."




Thanksgiving 2015

Christmas On Douglas

Carriage rides were a popular attraction Thursday during Christmas on Douglas


Thanksgiving 2015

Filling drinks during Thanksgiving was busy. 450 people particpated this year





Nice crowd of folks that saw the 2015 Cow Chip Throw and got to participate when a chip would come apart and shower folks with the pieces
 Saturday, April 18, 2015
Drew Russell, son of Brock Russell of Beaver, set a new Men's Throw record.

Here is his toss Saturday, April 18, 2015

188 feet six inches

It was a record setting week at the 2015 Cimarron Territory Celebration, which ended Saturday evening with the 46th annual World Cow Chip Throwing Contest and demolition derby.

Huge crowds - including 300 or more people to watch the chip throw - were present at every event during the week.

"The celebration went very well," Chamber of Commerce president Brandon Porter said. "We were really pleased with everything from start to finish. We can’t express how much we appreciate our community for the support we get each and every year."

The 14-year-old men’s world chip toss record was broken Saturday by a BHS alum - Drew Russell, who tossed his chip 188 feet, 6 inches. The old record was 185-5. Last year’s champion - Jon Elfers of Beaver finished in second place, while James Pratt was third. Elfers threw his chip 150-11 and Pratt’s toss was 102-9.

And, for the seventh straight year, Teri Welty of Laverne won the women’s title. She threw the chip 100-1 and beat multi-time champ Dana Valentine Martin, who was second. Savannah Tillman, also a BHS alum, was third with a toss of 80-1.

In the team competition, the Beaver Fire Department once again took the top honors, despite a small challenge from the KKBS Radio morning crew from Guymon, which finished in second place thanks to a pair of "ringers" in Welty and Martin. The Beaver firefighters combined for a distance of 354-9 with the KKBS group tossing 349-1 thanks to a pair of 100-foot tosses from the girls.

Placing third was a group of Beaver students - Tomas Konkel, Hunter Wilkerson, Ryder Linville and Jacob Hobgood - who tossed a total of 348-2.

In the VIP race, Liberal Mayor Joe Denoyer was first once again with a toss of 81-4 with State Representative Casey Murdock finishing second with a toss of 60-10.

Other results were not given.


Beaver County Sheriff's office rescue vehicle, It can be used to rescue someone injured at Beaver Dunes and then brought back and delivered to an ambulance. A Medlite Transport device to be installed in the vehicle was donated.
The vehicle was taken to the park and was able to travel all over the Dunes and is available to be used during a rescue. Friday, May 2, 2015.


Remembering Black Sunday

April 14, 1935

80 years ago today (Tuesday, April, 14, 2015) in the heart of the Dust Bowl a major dust storm pushed its way across the Oklahoma and Texas Panhandles.

This storm was dubbed “Black Sunday” and took place on April 14, 1935. It was one of the worst dust storms in American history and caused immense economic and agricultural damage. It is estimated to have displaced 300 million tons of topsoil from the prairie area in the United States.

The “black blizzard”, or dust storm, hit the Oklahoma Panhandle and northwestern Oklahoma first on the afternoon of April 14. It then moved south, hitting Beaver, OK around 4:00 p.m., Boise City around 5:15 p.m. and Amarillo, TX at 7:20 p.m.

The storm was harsh due to the high winds that hit the area that day. Along with the drought, erosion, and the unanchored soil, the winds caused the dust to fly freely and at high speeds.



Balko Wind Farm project continues as more Wind Farms
are being constructed South of Bryan's Corner
on US 83. 162 will be in place soon.


     "Pink out" week a smashing
      success, over $4,000 raised

      Beaver, Forgan STUCO groups give to four families. . .

During the annual "pink out" week last October, the Beaver and Forgan Student Councils combined to raise over $4.000 with the various events devoted to support those with cancer.

Events included t-shirt sales, the glow walk and the groups made various items for the auction that was held during the football game. Sponsors were Nancy McVay from Beaver and Tara Albert from Forgan.

"We want to give a huge thank you to the Beaver and Forgan communities for their generosity during our pink out week in October," McVay said. "Because of our great communities, Forgan and Beaver’s STUCO raised over $4,000 that was given to four different families."

Last Tuesday, two of the families were awarded money. Mrs. Mary Tibbetts and Haley (Pierson) Nichols were both given checks to help with their battles. Also, money was given to Mary Martinez and Heath Thomas, who recently underwent a bone marrow transplant.

Mrs. McVay wanted to thank the following donors as well: Beaver Co. Memorial Hospital, Bank of Beaver, First Security Bank, Herald-Democrat, Bittersweet, Slatten Farms and Howard Drilling.



The Beaver Ministerial Fellowship estimated 400 plus people were fed at the fairgrounds during Thanksgiving. An estimated $1700 plus was brought in for the Christmas Angel program.

Brenda Maness, left, Billy Cates and Rev. David Glascock prepare a take out dinner during the Community Thanksgiving Meal Nov. 27, 2014

Past Recipies


Almost completed going up

Wind farms to be constructed south of Bryan's corner 2015


Dear Joe,
It was nice to speak with you this morning.  Thanks for fielding the calls from various folks about the Plains & Eastern Clean Line.
As you mentioned, our website contains a lot of information about the project, including the status of the route and overall timeline
The Plains & Eastern Clean Line is undergoing an environmental review under the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA), led by the US Department of Energy (DOE) and in coordination with the Southwestern Power Administration.
No decisions have been made regarding the final location of a route.  In the first quarter of 2013, the DOE presented for public comment the Network of Potential Routes, a series of one-mile wide corridors.  Comments received by the DOE during their public scoping process will be used to modify and refine the Network of Potential Routes to routes that are approximately 1,000 feet wide. Clean Line anticipates that an applicant proposed route and alternative routes will be published in the fourth quarter of 2014, concurrent with the release of the Draft Environmental Impact Statement (EIS). The DOE will hold public meetings following the release of the Draft EIS and solicit public comments. The DOE is expected to identify a preferred route for the project in 2015 with the release of the Final EIS. The actual easement required for the project is expected to be approximately 150 to 200 feet wide. Ultimately, the Plains & Eastern Clean Line will utilize only one route.
If the regulatory schedule continues as planned, the project could begin construction in 2016 and begin delivering electricity as early as 2018.
It is possible that wind farms could be developed in Texas, Beaver, and Cimarron counties in Oklahoma, as well as in the Texas Panhandle, to access the Plains & Eastern Clean Line transmission project to deliver their power to markets in Arkansas, Tennessee, and other states in the Mid-South and Southeast. 
The ultimate location and configuration of these wind farms won’t be known until the regulatory review for the project has been completed, and then all the commercial negotiations are completed.

Thanks again, and please feel free to reach out to me if you have any additional questions.
Christopher Hardy

Beaver Sale Barn in 1950s

Pictured is no salt cedar in  1950 with the sale barn in the photo


Photo courtesy Clifton Savoy Beaver Theater 1920s or 1930s??

Water runs over the Dam at Beaver Dunes Park Lake located
to the north of Beaver. May 10, 2010.

These are a few of sponsoring
businesses that support this

West Texas Gas
Beaver, Oklahoma

                Calvin, Cindy, Chuck
                      & Cyishia 

Beaver Ministerial Fellowship
Beaver County Library

Bennett Construction
Underground Utility
Construction; Backhoe;
Directional Road Boring

 Partners Oilfield Service, LLC
 HCR3 Box 165
 Beaver, Ok 73932
 Ronnie Morrison
 580-625-2239 office

Beaver Supply & Gift
"Hometown Service" 625-3453
231 Douglas
     Open Monday - Friday 7 a.m. - 5:30 p.m.
             Saturdays 7 a.m. - 12:30 p.m.

Beaver County Memorial Hospital     
Community Pharmacy
Community Clinics
at Beaver and Turpin
Beaver County  Nursing  Home 
Emergency Service (EMS)

Brent's Pics

The Herald-Democrat

Dr. Tim Becker, Dentist 625-3111

Beaver Oil Company

Beaver Ace Home Center 625-3102

Beaver County Stockyards
Sale every Tuesday



The  Cimarron Territory Celebration and World Championship
Cow Chip Throw is always scheduled for the third Saturday in April

For Hunting information go to


Weather Service web sites at:
http://www.srh.noaa.gov/ama/    http://www.crh.noaa.gov/ddc/    Mesonet


Pictured above is the tornado that hit the Woodbury home. Vance and Barbara Woodbury both died from injuries when the struck their home about 1/2 mile from this location near the Northern Natural Gas plant east of Elmwood. The tornado hit their home Wednesday evening, March 29, 2007 . Photo courtesy Beaver County Sheriff's office.



 Above is a photo of the USS Mullinnix DD-944 which was used as a sink test back in the 1990's. The United States was testing new weapons. The ship was used during the Vietnam war but later decommissioned in the 1980's. The editor and publisher was stationed on the ship from 1963 until 1965.

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