Commissioner Doak: Looking back on 2016

Commissioner Doak: Looking back on 2016

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 […]

Superintendent: Relationships much more important than any material good

Superintendent: Relationships much more important than any material good

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.  

Rep. Murphey: Upcoming events of note

Rep. Murphey: Upcoming events of note

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.

Review your policies before you brave the snow

Review your policies before you brave the snow

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 […]

Often we don’t see our own treasures until they are recognized by others

Superintendent of Guthrie Public Schools Dr. Mike Simpson shares his monthly column.

Often we don’t see our own treasures until they are recognized by others

When I think of my favorite holidays, Thanksgiving has always been at the very top.  I’m not sure if it is the meal or the time away from school.  Maybe the chance to eat the meal, followed by football or even an opportunity to eat leftovers later that day.

Rep. Murphey: Returning to the path of reform

Rep. Murphey: Returning to the path of reform

Last Tuesday I took note of a rather exciting event. Hidden in the news of election day, only careful observers noted a press release from the incoming Speaker of the House. He used the occasion to announce something exceptional: he will reduce the amount his office spends on personnel by nearly $500,000.

Rep. Murphey: Phone directory publishers are no longer breaking the Law

Rep. Murphey: Phone directory publishers are no longer breaking the Law

This is the time of year when many of last session’s approved legislative initiatives take effect. Traditionally, this means many new laws are going into place. All too often, these are unnecessary laws that create additional fees, new government debt and inappropriate spending, unnecessary and confusing regulation, or worse. Unfortunately, this year is no different. […]

Ask Dr. Anna: Signs of pet diabetes

Ask Dr. Anna: Signs of pet diabetes

Because November is National Pet Diabetes Month, Dr. Anna Coffin wants to bring awareness to a problem that is on the increase.  Guthrie Pet Hospital is offering free pet diabetes screening for any pet showing signs of diabetes during the month of November. Read more: Signs Of Pet Diabetes