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Guymon Outback

Co-ops Care sponsor Guymon Outback Event

TCEC and PTCI are again coming together under the cooperative principles of Concern for Community and Cooperation Among Cooperatives. They donated $500 to the Main Street Guymon Outback event on May 12. This is the fifth year the cooperatives have worked together to support the Five State Motorcycle Run. The Run covers 300 miles throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas.

From left to right are Kylee Harrison, Brittney Davis TCEC; Charles White, Main Street Guymon Promotions Committee Chair; and Daniel Mesta, PTCI

Local cooperatives to co-host first Future Innovators – Co-op STEM Camp

This summer, students can discover exciting science, technology, engineering and math careers with local cooperatives Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) and Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (PTCI).

The full-day camp on June 22, 2023, offers hands-on activities and real-world experiences for attendees at both cooperative campuses. Campers attend a half day at PTCI in Guymon and the second half at TCEC in Hooker. Campers receive free lunch and transportation between PTCI and TCEC.

“We’re excited to co-host Future Innovators – Co-op STEM camp for area students. It’s a terrific opportunity to present local career opportunities to our region’s next generation,” says Jana Wallace, PTCI CEO.

Zac Perkins, TCEC CEO, expresses, “The principles of STEM education are essential to teaching children. Today, more than ever, we must encourage our kids to pursue STEM-related careers in their communities.”

Registration for Future Innovators is open for students ages 13-15 living in the PTCI or TCEC service areas. There is no participation cost, but the camp only has 20 spots available. For more information and to register, visit www.care.coop.

Co-ops Care

Co-ops donate $1,000 to Guymon Leadership

Panhandle Telephone Cooperative, Inc. (PTCI) and Tri-County Electric Cooperative (TCEC) donate $1,000 to Leadership Guymon to help with the fundraising event they will be hosting on April 6, 2023, inside the Pickle Creek Event Center. Experience a fun night of dinner and live entertainment with The Killer Dueling Pianos.  All proceeds will benefit Panhandle Services for Children.  

Visit www.care.coop to learn more about the cooperatives and their commitment to community.


Pumpkins at the Park

Join PTCI and TCEC, your community cooperatives, for the Pumpkins at the Park cooperative celebration on Monday, Oct. 3, from 5-6:30 p.m. on the east side of Sunset Lake at Thompson Park in Guymon. 

This free event features pumpkins and train rides for children and free hot dogs, cookies and water for everyone. Come out and help us celebrate National Cooperative Month!


Free Swims - Beaver, Boise City, Hooker, Texhoma

Community Co-ops PTCI and TCEC sponsored free swim celebrations during July at area pools. Family fun was for all ages with giveaways, trivia and a free snack and drink. It was🔥! Thank you to all 413 members attending the free swim cooperative celebration events hosted at the Texhoma Swimming Pool, LuAnn Fischer Memorial Swimming Pool, Beaver City Pool, and the Boise City Recreation Foundation Pool by your local cooperatives PTCI and Tri-County Electric Cooperative, Inc.  #freeswim #coopscare

Farmers Market - Beaver, Boise City, Guymon and Hooker

Community Co-ops PTCI and TCEC  participated at area Farmers Markets in Beaver, Boise City, Guymon and Hooker handing out free totes (while supplies lasted) to carry fresh garden fruits, vegetables, and other goodies. #farmersmarket #coopscare 

Guymon Outback

TCEC and PTCI are again coming together under the cooperative principles of Concern for Community and Cooperation Among Cooperatives. They donated a total of $500 to the Main Street Guymon Outback event to be held on May 13. This is the Home fourth year that the cooperatives have worked together to support the Five State Motorcycle Run. The Run covers 300 miles throughout Oklahoma, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and Texas. 

Tommy Franks Show

TCEC and PTCI cooperatively with Main Street Guymon brought this wonderful experience to the schools in the Panhandle as part of Main Street Guymon’s annual Pangaea: An International Evening event, held the evening of Tues., Mar. 8 at Pickle Home Creek in Guymon. 

The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum in Hobart brought its “Mobile Classroom and Road Show” to the Panhandle Mar. 7 – 10.

Recipient of the Outreach Education Program award from the Oklahoma Museum’s Association in 2010, the Road Show is a 60-foot-long truck and trailer complete with eye-popping graphics and images from around the world. Inside the mobile museum are exhibits that will enhance and enrich the learning experience of middle school students.

“The Road Show is a truly unique traveling exhibit designed to provide students an opportunity to discover a bigger world without leaving school grounds,” said D’Lese Travis, executive director of the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum.

“Road Show visitors will be encouraged to think critically and engage in discussion about our evolving world in an environment beyond the classroom and traditional learning experience.”

Exhibits showcase cultural, social, and geographical items and information from 25 countries in Africa, the Middle East, and South-Central Asia. Some examples of items in the displays are cultural dress and clothing, one-of-a-kind handcrafted items, children’s toys, and ceremonial items. Traveling with the Road Show is an educator to guide students through the mobile museum to be the living voice for stories and information.

The program is one of several projects the General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum has developed to advance the understanding of historical events, encourage leadership and inspire enlightened decision making by providing a forum of critical thinking through scholarly research, exhibitions, and public programs. To request a visit or learn more about the Road Show and other projects, please visit TommyFranksMuseum.org.

The General Tommy Franks Leadership Institute and Museum was created as a historical foundation dedicated to telling the United States military and education story. Its mission is to advance the development of this world-class leadership training institution and museum. For more information, visit TommyFranksMuseum.org.

Co-ops Care: Co-ops team up to help keep the train running 

The Lions Club Train at Sunset Lake has broughtHome  smiles to panhandle area kids since its first ride in 1958. But the G16 1946 Model was badly in need of a transmission overhaul. That’s when two Panhandle cooperatives came together to provide the funds needed for the repairs. PTCI and TCEC donated a combined $2,360 as a part of their Co-ops Care initiative to make sure this iconic piece of Guymon history keeps rolling down the tracks.  

Co-ops Care: PTCI and TCEC come together to donate $5,000 to local Y 

The YMCA of Texas County in Guymon is more than a gym; it’s a community. PTCI and TCEC, two local cooperatives, brought the Seventh CooperativeHome  Principle of ‘Concern for Community’ to life with their joint contribution of $5,000 for the thirteenth consecutive year to kick off the 2022 YMCA fundraising campaign.

Contributions to the YMCA fund scholarships, keep memberships and programs affordable, maintain the facility and improve the YMCA’s sustainability.

“Thanks to donors like you, we will be able to provide life-changing programming for the children and families throughout Texas county, as well as being able to help those in greatest need,” said the Texas County Family YMCA Board of Directors and Staff.

To learn more about the YMCA or contribute to the campaign, call 

580-468-9622. You can also donate in person at the YMCA, 1602 N. Oklahoma, Guymon.