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Logan County Receives Funds to Supplement Emergency Food and Shelter Programs

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Logan County nonprofits and government agencies providing emergency food and shelter program are urged to apply for funding by June 24. The Emergency Food and Shelter National Board selected Logan County to receive $5,638 in funding to supplement emergency food and shelter programs, as well as an additional $23,907 in funding through the recently passed Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act.

Guthrie High School Commencement Delayed Until July 17th

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Due to the current conditions with regard to the spread of COVID-19 in Oklahoma and following established guidance from the Centers for Disease Control and the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the commencement ceremonies that were scheduled for this Friday will be postponed until July 17. This follows the plan announced by the district on May 5 setting the ceremonies for June 26 only if the social distancing recommendation had been lifted statewide. The July 17 date will follow whatever conditions are in place at the time. In the event that social distancing recommendations are still in place at the time, the ceremony will be abbreviated and tickets will be required to attend. Students will be limited to four tickets. The procedure for disbursement of the tickets will be announced at a later date.

It’s Election Week

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It is election week starting Thursday with early voting for the June 30 election. Because of the postponement of the Guthrie Board of Education election on April 7, there is an election there as well as a primary election for a couple of the Loan County offices.

SQ 802: An Economic Shot in the Arm

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As administrator at Mercy Hospital Logan County, I understand the financial challenges of managing a rural hospital. Being ready for all types of emergencies 24/7 with trained medical professionals and necessary lifesaving technology is expensive. Yet many of the hardworking folks in our community cannot afford health insurance and understand how crippling an unexpected diagnosis or emergency can be for families’ finances. Voting YES on State Question 802 on June 30 would provide an economic shot in the arm for the people in our community, our hospital, and our state.

Stork’s Nest Offers Free Infant Supplies

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Zeta Phi Beta Sorority, Inc. is celebrating their centennial anniversary. Founded on the campus of Howard University on January 16, 1920, the sorority’s international programs have included Z-Hope (Zetas Helping Other People Excel). Their core values are scholarship, service, sisterhood, and finer womanhood. The Beta Phi Zeta chapter of the Sorority was chartered in 1946 and covers Guthrie and Langston.