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

Superintendent: Presumably, our state will now rank dead last in teacher pay

Superintendent: Presumably, our state will now rank dead last in teacher pay

We have now completed what I call the best high school homecoming festivities in our state. The Bluejay football team didn’t disappoint with an exciting 23-20 victory over Lawton Eisenhower that kept many alumni at the stadium longer than they probably wanted. I met numerous alumni that are very proud of Guthrie High School and their hometown. Many […]