Guthrie Schools receive grant for Stop the Bleed kits

Janie Carey, Central Community Foundation board member (right), presents a $1,003 grant to April Devereaux, Guthrie Public Schools’ Nurse (middle) and Carmen Walters, Director of Elementary Education to purchase Stop the Bleed kits.

Guthrie Schools receive grant for Stop the Bleed kits

 The Central Community Foundation board recently approved a grant of $1,003 to Guthrie Public Schools to purchase Stop the Bleed kits. Stop the Bleed is a national awareness campaign and call-to-action. It is intended to encourage bystanders to become trained, equipped, and empowered to help in a bleeding emergency before professional help arrives. Participants are […]

State: Medical marijuana sales go over $23M in May

State: Medical marijuana sales go over $23M in May

For the eighth straight month, medical marijuana dollar amounts in Oklahoma continue to rise. The Oklahoma Tax Commission reports the state collected over $1.6 million in May from the 7% excise tax on marijuana. Along with an additional $2 million was collected in state and local sales taxes. Sales has generated $10.7 million for the […]

Watch: Teachers take on training to help with emergency scenarios

Reserve Deputy Josh Alexander talks with Guthrie High School Principal Chris LeGrande on how to use a tourniquet in an emergency.

Watch: Teachers take on training to help with emergency scenarios

With classes out on Monday, teachers with Guthrie Public Schools took part in training classes with local law agencies. Heartland Medical Direction, along with the Guthrie Police Department, Guthrie Fire Department and the Logan County Sheriff’s Office, provided training to school employees. The training consisted of the civilian response to active shooter events, or CRASE, […]

Governor signs revised emergency rules for medical marijuana

Governor signs revised emergency rules for medical marijuana

OKLAHOMA CITY – Governor Mary Fallin today issued this statement after signing revised emergency rules adopted by the Oklahoma State Board of Health, which establish a framework for patients, physicians, caretakers, and business owners interested in medical marijuana: “These rules are very basic, and represent the best option in developing a proper regulatory framework for […]

Logan County Health Department: Now is the time to vaccinate for school and day care

Logan County Health Department: Now is the time to vaccinate for school and day care

Getting all of the recommended vaccines is one of the most important things a parent can do to protect their child’s health, especially when they are in school or a day care center where disease outbreaks can occur. Whether it’s a baby starting at a new day care facility, a toddler heading to preschool, a […]

Bill ensuring rights of family caregivers signed into law

Bill ensuring rights of family caregivers signed into law

Sen. AJ Griffin and Rep. Harold Wright applauded the signing of SB 1516, a continuation of the Lay Caregivers Act, which was passed in 2014. The Lay Caregivers Act allows hospital patients to designate a lay caregiver upon formal admission to a hospital facility and requires hospitals to notify the designated caregiver of the patient’s […]

Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association donates opioid antidote to all Oklahoma sheriffs and deputies

Dr. Bill Worden (pictured) demonstrates how the drug Narcan is applied during a press conference on Tuesday.

Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association donates opioid antidote to all Oklahoma sheriffs and deputies

OKLAHOMA CITY – The Oklahoma Sheriffs’ Association is supplying every Oklahoma sheriff and their deputies with a dosage of NARCAN® Nasal Spray, the drug that can reverse the effects of an opioid overdose. An event was held today at the Oklahoma State Capitol to announce the donation and provide a demonstration of how law enforcement can […]

DHS announces no program cuts December 1 

DHS announces no program cuts December 1 

The Oklahoma Department of Human Services announced today the agency will not have to reduce or eliminate service programs for seniors and people with disabilities on December 1 and January 1 as previously planned. Governor Mary Fallin approved $26.9 million in short-term funding for the agency when she kept intact parts of the revised budget bill on November 17. […]

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