Archive for July, 2013

The State did not steal the pot of gold

July 29, 2013 1 comment

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Last week I wrote about my desire to help local school boards save money for infrastructure needs while avoiding debt and property tax increases. House District 31’s rapid growth and corresponding increase in property tax collections continue to provide area school districts with new resources. Districts should be allowed to set aside some of these funds to build and improve school buildings without incurring debt or having to ask for a tax increase. Read more…

Guthrie Fire Department: Weekly reports for July 17, 2013

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The following information is from the Guthrie Fire Department with the Fire and EMS Log for the week of July 17, 2013. Read more…

School supply list, enrollment for Guthrie Schools released

July 28, 2013 1 comment

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For Guthrie Public Schools, school is right around the corner. August 20 to be exact. With the “excitement”, Guthrie News Page is sharing the school supply list for each school in the district. Read more…

City suspends ordinances for Guthrie Stopover

July 28, 2013 6 comments

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With only six weeks remaining until the highly anticipated Gentlemen of the Road Guthrie Stopover, that will feature the Grammy winning Mumford & Sons, the city council has approved to suspended a few ordinances to accompany the large event. Read more…

Ask Dr. Anna: Why pets are always happy

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I have discovered the secret to why pets are always happy.  I watch an inspiring video by Shawn Achor and he said that success does not equal happiness because as humans we are always striving to succeed.  He believes that happiness is all about how we process the world around us in our mind (positive, negative and neutral thinking).  He said that there are five things that we can do to increase our happiness.  These five things help release dopamine into our bloodstream which helps us to feel happier.  So the reason why pets are always happy is because they are always doing these five things. Read more…

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Guthrie Police reports for July 24, 2013

July 26, 2013 1 comment

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The following is the Inter-Watch Summary from the Guthrie Police Department for July 24, 2013. Read more…

Balancing expense accounts for greatest effectiveness‏

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Near the middle of each month, commissioner districts are notified about how much they will receive from the Tax Commission for the following month. We never know exactly what that amount will be or how it will vary from month to month. In fact, when reviewing a line chart of income to District 2 over the years, it becomes apparent just how much of a roller coaster ride county operations can be. ( This funding uncertainty makes it difficult to plan for expensive maintenance projects. Read more…

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