Green leaves. The smell of freshly cut grass. The burst of color from lilies and daffodils and iris. Spring. It just makes you happy, doesn’t it? And well it should. Spring is a time of renewal and hope and new life. For the most part, at least. But it also can hold many dangers for our […]
Meridian Technology Center is part of a network of 29 CareerTech districts across the state that help power the economy and equip students to successfully enter Oklahoma’s workforce.
There are 850 different species of ticks around the world. Ninety of these species reside within the United States. A handful of these species transmit diseases to humans and our pets. Dr. Anna Coffin will share some interesting facts about ticks and how you can protect you and your pet from these pesky creatures.
Having a reliable come cue is extremely important. It’s the one command that can potentially save your dog’s life. The goal is to have your dog come directly to you each and every time you give the come cue.
585 weeks ago, as the 2007 legislative session commenced, I wrote the first in this series of articles. This week, the 2018 legislative session ends. It’s my last regular session as your state representative, and this will be the last in this series of articles.
By: Melissa McLawhorn Houston Labor Commissioner Electrocution claimed the life of a single father of five children last year – at work. Over 90 Oklahomans a year leave their home to go to a job to support their families and will die in a work related death.
Friday the 13th has long been considered a day of bad luck and ominous fortune. Walking under a ladder, breaking a mirror, having a black cat cross your path- these are all considered unlucky things, but especially so on Friday the 13th. This got me wondering about other animal superstitions involving animals, especially cats, and […]
Throughout the past two weeks I have written of my criteria for determining if my elected officials have become co-opted members of the political class.
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.