Learning to interpret dog body language is more than important; it’s essential to healthy relationships and safety.
Last Monday, legislative leaders positioned Oklahoma to join one other state and several left-leaning cities (including Chicago and Pasadena) in enacting a tax on Netflix users and users of other streaming video services including Hulu and Amazon Video.
By: Blake Wimsey Special to Guthrie News Page Blake Wimsey operates Foundation Insurance in downtown Guthrie. The short answer is yes, you need it. And you want term insurance. Let’s start with explaining exactly what term life insurance is–it pays the face amount to your beneficiary(s) if you die prematurely (during the policy period). Why is […]
April showers bring May flowers, and May flowers bring kittens. Spring is kitten season and often when people succumb to the adorable faces and antics of newborn kittens. Positive that their cat or cats at home will love the youngster as much as they do, they stroll in, place the new kid on the floor […]
Last Sunday morning, while the kids were getting ready for church I was reading yet another dismal forecast for revenue to education in our state. It detailed lower than planned tax collections for this fiscal year and the effects to core services in our state. I must admit, I’ve gotten fairly proficient at tuning out […]
By: Blake Wimsey Special to Guthrie News Page Blake Wimsey operates Foundation Insurance in downtown Guthrie. Good question. There are many factors that underwriters use to rate your insurance premiums. In order to take action against your high premiums, it’s important to first understand what factors drive up the cost of your monthly bill. • Your […]
Warmer weather might be fun, but it also means more risk for dogs, cats, and humans. Ticks and mosquitoes are already here, and fleas will be appearing shortly. These pesky pests can transmit diseases to yourself and your furry friends. Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss these parasites and how to protect against fleas and ticks.
By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Many Oklahomans are cleaning up after the storms that swept through the state over the weekend. But the clean-up is just part of the recovery effort. Navigating through the insurance claim process can be confusing and stressful. Here are a few tips to help make it a little […]
Lost and found pets are a common occurrence. Do you know what to do when you find a pet? Dr. Coffin recommends using caution when approaching an animal that you do not know, especially if they are injured. Read more: What to do with lost And found pets
By Governor Mary Fallin April is science and technology month in Oklahoma. What a great time to highlight the emerging computer science scene that is shaping our economy and driving our future.
“Was that a mouse???” That was the sentence that started everything. While watching TV one night, my wife saw a tiny, grey rodent go scuttling through our kitchen. We’re the kind of people who don’t have the heart to set traps to kill mice. Instead, I ordered a live-catch trap online and set it up […]
Melissa McLawhorn Houston Oklahoma Labor Commissioner Electrocution, struck by, caught between, asphyxiation, fell from height – these are just some of the words used to describe work-related causes of death last year in Oklahoma. But the words do not capture the full impact of the loss.
By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner The Oklahoma Legislature is currently debating a bill that could help Oklahomans find more affordable health insurance. Senate Bill 478 authorizes the Insurance Commissioner to negotiate compacts with other states to allow insurers from those states to sell individual health insurance policies in Oklahoma. Oklahomans face an individual […]
Dogs of all ages can develop lumps and bumps. It is important to know when these should be examined by a veterinarian. According to Nationwide Pet Insurance, lumps and bumps on dogs were the third most common medical reason why pets visited their veterinarian in 2016.
We have critical needs in our core services, including education, health and mental health, public safety and transportation.
With more than half of the 2017 legislative session behind us, committee and floor votes in both chambers have been largely focused on legislation dealing with public policy issues in a variety of areas—criminal justice, education, public safety and more. But in addition to meeting deadlines for committee and floor passage of those measures, work […]
For the past few weeks, I have been following the story of a feral cat in B.C. Canada. An organization called Tiny Kittens works to trap, neuter and release (TNR) feral cats in the British Columbia area and they recently caught a 6-year-old pregnant ginger female they named Evolene.
By John D. Doak Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Retirement can be a new beginning for us, but planning for your golden years can be daunting. This week is National Retirement Planning Week© (NRPW). The goal of NRPW is to promote the importance of comprehensive retirement planning. While retirement planning was once thought of as an issue […]
Because April is Heartworm Awareness Month, Dr. Anna Coffin will discuss a common scenario seen when diagnosing dogs with heartworms. Heartworm treatment can range from $500 to $1500 depending on the size of the dog. Because of the expense, some people are unable to afford treatment.
Heartworms are twelve-inch long worms that live in the heart of dogs.
By John D. Doak, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner Special to Guthrie News Page