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Timmons named Guthrie Chamber’s new CEO

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Brittany Timmons has been chosen as Guthrie Chamber’s new CEO.  She will begin her duties on April 6.

“The board is very excited to announce Brittany as our new Chamber CEO.  We look forward to this new chapter with her,” said Chairman of the Board Cagney Moorman.

Timmons recently served as the Resident Manager of the Villas of Benedictine Pointe.  She and her husband Corey have two daughters.  Hadley age nine and Aubrey, age five.  Both attend Cotteral Elementary.

Mayor Gentling: “The New Normal for Guthrie”

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As we head into another week of the COVID-19 invasion, we are clearly experiencing a new normal. Life as we have known it for a long time will be in our rear view mirror and we will be adjusting to a new experience, a new reality. The COVID-19 WILL impact ALL of us directly or indirectly. It will infect some of our family, friends and neighbors. It will change our lives for a while. Let me reinforce the main message that all of us have been receiving from the national media and the medical professionals ---- maintain your own personal health; wash your hands; minimize your contact with others; wash your hands, clean surfaces around you, wash your hands and if you feel sick – self quarantine.
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Cheers to Prairie Wolf Distillery

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Prairie Wolf Distillery, located at 124 E Oklahoma Ave., can now add another bottle to their already impressive line-up after they converted their facilities to start making hand sanitizer for Oklahomans across the state. Last week, the Tobacco Tax and Trade Bureau announced it would waive provisions and make exemptions for distilleries to legally produce hand sanitizer, and the owners of Prairie Wolf Distillery heard the call to action.

Unemployment rate jump to 2.9%

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The January unemployment numbers for Logan County came out on March 20. The county was one of 21 counties across the state that saw their unemployment numbers go up in January. The Oklahoma Employment Security Commission (OESC) report shows Logan County jumped to 2.9 percent unemployment which was up from the 2.6 percent reported in December. Compared to a year ago, the county did drop from the 3.3 percent in January 2019.

Save the date, blood can’t wait: community blood drive on April 2

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With the closures of the churches and schools statewide, the Oklahoma Blood Institute is in need of donations more than ever. The Blood Can’t Wait blood drive sponsored by Mercy Hospital Logan County is on Thursday, April 2 from noon to 6 p.m. Appointments can be made online via the Oklahoma Blood Institute website or by calling 1-877-340-8777.

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Hofmeister proposes State Board of Education approve distance learning for students starting April 6, school buildings to remain closed

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State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister announced today that she will propose a Continuous Learning Plan to the State Board of Education this week to complete the school year for Oklahoma students without reopening school buildings during the global pandemic. While the education of schoolchildren will resume with distance learning, there will not be traditional, in-person instruction or extracurricular activities, instead following critical safety guidance from the Centers for Disease Control with regard to social distancing for students, staff and school families.

Local businesses respond to COVID-19

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As people all over the country adjust to the new normal that is COVID-19, local businesses are doing their part to practice the guidelines issued by the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. These CDC guidelines include social distancing, staying home if you do not feel well to offset the possibility of community spread, covering coughs and/or sneezes with a tissue then throwing said tissue away and regularly washing your hands with soap and water for 20 seconds.