Chamber Chat: Guthrie Job Corps hoping for your help

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Guthrie Job Corps Center, is seriously concerned about the impact of the US Department of Labor / Employment and Training Administration (ETA)’s recent decision to freeze student enrollment at ALL Job Corps Centers, starting January 28 through June 30, 2013. This ill-conceived decision means that nationwide, 10,000 youth that have been waiting to get into the Job Corps program are being turned away and another 20,000 may ultimately be denied entry over the coming months.

Chamber President Mary Coffin

Chamber President Mary Coffin

The Guthrie Job Corps Center in Guthrie Oklahoma is a major part of the Guthrie Community. Over 1066 students are served per year. A cut to the Guthrie Job Corps Center would not only impact the center but the staff and be of major significance on the Guthrie Community. The Guthrie Job Corps Students actively work with local employers in Logan & Oklahoma Counties in the Work-Based Learning Programs. Several students are hired locally at different employers and become taxpaying citizens in the local community.

The above two paragraphs are the first part of a letter circulating to citizens like yourself. We need your help in supporting the Guthrie Job Corps center by emailing or mailing letters to our congressmen. If you would like to write your own letter we can give you sample letters or we have pre written letters that just need your signature. Guthrie is one of four Job Centers in Oklahoma. If you have friends or relatives in Tulsa, Tahlequah or Indiahoma please encourage them to write Congressman Inhofe, Lucas and Langford as well. Please contact us at 282-1947 or email me at mary@guthrieok.com for more information.

Wednesday, February 6th Rick’s Fine Chocolates and Coffees will host the Chamber Coffee at 9:30a.m. Ricks is located at 109A W. Oklahoma. Bring a business card and be ready to meet other business owners in Guthrie.

Thursday, February 7th the Groundhog Dinner will be held at the Logan County Fairgrounds from 11a.m. to 1p.m. & 5p.m. to 7p.m. There will be a silent auction to raise money for projects for the First United Methodist Church.

Friday, February 8th St. Mary’s Catholic School is having their annual Mardi Gras Dinner and live auction will be held at the Dominion House at 7p.m.  Tickets are $50 and can be purchased in the school office.

Saturday, February 9th the NAACP is celebrating Black Heritage Month. Their annual Taste & Tell luncheon will be at the Logan County Fairgrounds an noon.

Tuesday, February 12th Mercy Hospital Logan County will host the Chamber’s Educational Series at noon. Lunch will be provided if you RSVP by calling the chamber at 282-1947.  The Therapy Services Department will put a short presentation on what PT, OT and Speech Pathology Services are available to our community, followed by a tour.

Have a wonderful week!

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