On August 30th, a special luncheon was given to recognize Guthrie businesses that have served the community for 20 years or more.  The idea was sparked from a citation that was awarded to Stables Café by Representative Garry Mize and Senator Chuck Hall for 31 years in business.

Mize explained, “Ultimately we decided to further the idea that #communitywins and be an ambassador for Guthrie and commerce.  Many communities are looking for the intangibles that Guthrie offers and if we can help further the momentum that is building our community, a recognition lunch for the backbone of the district is the least we can do.  On top of other duties as a lawmaker, I believe it equally important to brag on our community as much as possible.”

Businesses who have served Guthrie  for over 20 years: 

Branches Heat and Air - 55

Furrows & Flowers - 26

Autoquip - 49

EMI - 35

Dorwart Boots - 37

Stables Cafe - 31

The Beacon Drive In - 69

Willoby’s Feed & Outfitters - 36

Double Stop Fiddle Shop - 24

Body Worxs - 23

Heather’s Pond - 25 

Napa - 47

Zivko Aeronautics - 28

Cornwell Pharmacy - 50

Companion Health Care - 50+

Century 21 Goodyear Green - 38

Martin Insurance - 40

John Adams - State Farm - 54

Body Billboards - 33

Ochs Real Estate - 33

Smith-Gallo Funeral Home - 90

First Capital Trolley - 31

John Vance Auto Group -36

Guthrie Job Corps - 55 

Gooch-Smith Electric - 43 

Lazy E Arena - 35 

Sealed with a Kiss - 25 

Community Funeral Home- 20

Hayes/Davis Funeral Home- 47

Owens Arts Place Museum- 34

Oklahoma Territorial Museum -46

Rockaway Bar-87

Bowman Wrecker Service -31

Martin Automotive -42

Guthrie Pet Hospital -42

Veterinary Corner -64

Guthrie Golf and Country Club - 119

Love’s Country Store on Division -40

Dr. Terry Smith, DDS -35

Always Storage -23

Guthrie Bicycles-35

Ace Hardware-26

Guthrie News Leader -127

Hall contributed, “As we strive to preserve Guthrie’s unique history, we must always do so with an eye for the future. However, it’s vital for all who craft public policy at the local, state and federal level to not only embrace programs that will help attract new jobs and businesses, but to ensure those policies also support our long-term businesses.  They are the backbone of Guthrie’s local economy, and the foundation on which that economy can continue to grow and prosper throughout the 21st century.” 

Businesses who were unable to attend the luncheon will still receive a certificate.