I see it often. A dog owner who was unaware of the laws about pets in their community takes to social media to voice their concerns and complaints about why their precious dog has gotten into trouble with local police, sheriff, or animal control. Most times, it’s hard for me to understand why a person […]
By Governor Mary Fallin Earlier this month, I introduced a plan to stabilize our state by beginning true, meaningful budget reforms and modernizing our state’s tax laws. It cuts some taxes and raises others. To help our families, I proposed eliminating the state sales tax on groceries, which is expected to result in annual savings […]
By Stacey Frazier Let me start by saying that ANY HUMAN BODY PART is a BAD IDEA for a cat toy! Wiggling your fingers or toes for kitty may start out cute but can end horribly, mostly for you. Not only is there the immediate concern of getting scratched or bitten but it tells the […]
Nobody wants to deal with a snapping, biting puppy even if they are just playing. Puppy biting occurs for two reasons. First, their vision is not fully developed, and they are trying to figure out the world around them. Second, they are teething between three and six months of age. Dr. Anna Coffin gives some […]
The last time we updated the status of the Coltrane road project phases, two of the three phases was uncertain. Our work in this area has gained new ground as this week we have much better news that all three project phases are now back on the full funding track.
February is Dental Health Month and for a good reason. Dental disease is the most commonly diagnosed disease in veterinary medicine. Therefore, daily dental care for dogs is an important part of keeping your pet’s teeth clean. Read more: Dental care for dogs: Keeping teeth pearly white
Hello, human people! I am Mani the Perfect Pittie.
Is your kitty singing the blues? This time of year can be emotionally difficult for people. The upbeat, busy pace of the holidays has given way to the dreary, listless winter month of January. The temperatures have dropped, the hours of sunlight are reduced, and sometimes it is just hard to find a reason to get […]
This year’s Logan County District 1 construction season starts early this New Year with the Seward Road Bridge replacement beginning this month. The contract has been let and construction is scheduled to begin on replacing the Seward Road / Cottonwood Creek Bridge January 23rd, 2017. The project was awarded at the December ODOT Commission meeting […]
The holiday season is about over – it is a busy time of year for festivities, family and of course, lots of eating! Did you know that if a ten-pound cat ate just one ounce of cheddar cheese from your appetizers, it would be the same as if a person ate three and a half […]
By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner
Twenty percent of all dogs are affected by arthritis. Arthritis is a progressive disease that worsens over time, so it is important to keep your pet as comfortable as possible and minimize pain so that they can function as normally as possible. Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss ways to help your dog with arthritis. Read […]
It is the time of year when legislators file their legislation for the next session. Every so often I feel it important to write an article which describes the process by which a bill becomes law.
Special to Guthrie News Page By John D. Doak, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner It has been an exciting and challenging year at the Oklahoma Insurance Department. We’ve dealt with tornadoes, high winds as well as earthquakes. We’ve implemented meaningful programs to help Oklahomans understand and respond to their insurance needs. We’ve also asked the State of […]
Since coming to Guthrie in 2012, I’ve learned to appreciate the vastness of the Bluejay Nation. Also, with improved travel, internet and social media, the world today is much smaller than the world of generations past. I continue to be reminded of this through occasions where people I’ve known for many years also have a Guthrie connection.
In January, the state will issue its financial statements for the 2016 fiscal year. These are perhaps the most important documents produced by state government. They will show the actual effect of the energy sector’s downturn on state government spending.
The holiday season is upon us. For us human-types, this time of year can be great. Presents, fancy meals, decorations, nostalgia, and family all come together to give us the warm fuzzies. For our pets, though, the holidays can be a time of major stress. So, as you prepare to celebrate with friends and family, […]
Earlier this year, the attentive listener may have overheard the following emanating from their local politician: “I sure hope I don’t have an opponent this year. It would be nice to have a free pass this time.”
By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner It took a while for winter weather to get to Oklahoma. And while this season can make for some postcard-type scenery, it can also present some hazards. That’s why it’s important to know what your insurance will cover this winter season. At Your Home Winter storms in Oklahoma […]
Last week I wrote some advice to new office holders based on lessons I’ve learned over the past few years. Here is some more, for what it is worth.