By: Blake Wimsey Special to Guthrie News Page Blake Wimsey operates Foundation Insurance in downtown Guthrie.
By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Daily life and the pressure of just thinking about the future can make planning for your retirement seem daunting.
Time and again I have witnessed the voters elect a new office holder based on the candidate’s platform of reform and innovation. The new office holder starts out with the best intentions, excited and ready to implement new ideas, unfortunately only to devolve into a self-centered career politician whose primary motivation becomes the extension of […]
Unfortunately, animal abandonment is a huge problem in Logan County. Thanks to Friends of Guthrie Animals (FOGAS), Guthrie has an active group of pet rescuers to help with this problem. This week Dr. Anna Coffin wants to tell you about this amazing group and how you can help with animal abandonment.
I am a person who enjoys a routine. Needless to say, the last three weeks have been anything but routine for a parent, school employee, legislator or just someone driving around Guthrie at 7:45 a.m. on a weekday.
In 2002, as a newly elected official I gave a presentation to a local civic group where I spoke with enthusiasm about taking on the status quo and bringing reform on behalf of the taxpayers.
Heartworm disease is a serious and potentially fatal disease in dogs, cats, and ferrets. Heartworms are a foot-long worm that lives in the heart, lungs and associated vessels. This week Dr. Coffin will discuss some important and interesting facts about heartworms.
In my column last week I described a “maybe not-so-hypothetical” look at how corruption can occur in Oklahoma county government.
The use of essential oils in humans has exploded in the last few years. The use of essential oils for animals is now becoming common practice. Since flea season is right around the corner, Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss what essential oils are being used for flea control.
Using a food lure is a basic component of any positive reinforcement training plan. It gives us a valuable tool to help teach our dog behaviors and cues, and even modify behavioral problems. By teaching our dogs to follow a food lure, we can achieve our training goals more efficiently and keep training time fun […]
By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Whether you’ve lived in Oklahoma all your life or you are new to the area, storm season must be taken seriously. Preparing before the sirens sound is the best way to protect your family and your property. The following tips will help you get ready for tornado […]
I have long articulated the following view: the legal scheme of Oklahoma county-level governance is antiquated and better situated to the 1800s when political bosses directly controlled the reins of government and merged policy and government operations into a toxic outcome of political patronage and corruption.
Those who have read these articles during the past year will know that I have regularly opposed the many ongoing tax increase proposals because they will provide cover for the waste and abuse of already-collected billions taxpayer dollars.
Warmer weather brings blossoms and blooms and unfortunately, bugs. March signals the beginning of flea and tick season and is the time to start taking preventive measures against fleas. Understanding the flea life cycle will help you eliminate them from your pets. Read more: Spring has Sprung, and so have the Fleas!
Say it ain’t so, Cooper. What’s that? Shelters are loaded with dogs abandoned by pet owners. That’s not right, is it? No, Cooper, you are correct. Too many dogs find their way to shelters simply because their pet owners failed to offer a lot of love and understanding.
On a cold, wintery day in January 2004, my family and I drove to the north side of Marshall, Oklahoma where I solicited the support of my first voter for the office of State Representative. It would be the first of thousands of such visits over the course of the next eight months.
It was deja-vous. A few days ago, the State Purchasing Director attempted to walk the Government Modernization Committee through the ins and outs of state government purchasing policy. His unenviable task faced two primary challenges: capturing the attention of legislators for what at first glance appears to be an extremely dry (though important) subject matter, […]
It’s March—springtime is around the corner! Worms in your garden…and worms in your pet? Eeew! Hold on, let’s explain… The worms you find in your garden mulch are not the same worms that cause heartworms in pets.
The FDA regulates the manufacture and distribution of human and animal drugs to provide safe medication for you and your pet. State pharmacy boards help regulate the dispensing of human and animal prescription medications. Dr. Anna Coffin wants to make you aware of the dangers of online pet pharmacies.
Voting on legislation is the singular most important part of the state representative’s job and in that role, I have endeavored to cast the approximate 1,000 yearly votes according to a set of clear and consistent criteria.