Friday, February 3rd, 2017

Change Comes to the OK Panhandle

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"It’s a weekday morning, and downtown Guymon is bustling.  Guatemalans walk into a clothing store, passing a small group of Mexicans chatting on the sidewalk.  Across the street, a man of Kenyan descent walks along the curb.  Above it all, the sound of Al Green’s silky smooth voice spills from outdoor speakers.  “Well, we’re mostly Mexican and white, so we ought to have black music,” explains Guymon Main Street Director Melyn Johnson.  “You just have to have the diversity to make it better. A mutt is always stronger than a purebred.”" - Graham Lee Brewer, Oklahoma Watch, Sept. 23, 2012.