The average monthly supply of diapers per child is $80 and one in three families struggles to provide clean diapers for their baby. In Oklahoma, the total population under the age of 3 is 157,083 and most child care facilities require parents to provide diapers for their child. According to the National Diaper Bank Network, nationally 57% of parents experiencing diaper needs who rely on child care said they missed an average of four days of school or work in the past month because they didn’t have diapers.
The Annual Used Book Sale of the Friends of the Guthrie Public Library is on Saturday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. As in past years, the sale will be in the Fellowship Hall of the First United Presbyterian Church, located at 102 E. Noble Ave. in Guthrie. The annual meeting of the Friends will be held at 7 p.m. on Friday at the Fellowship Hall with the members only pre-sale immediately following.
The Guthrie Police Department Victims Advocate Program began in 2015 after Officer Michael Johns noticed the amount of domestic violence calls he received while on shift. One day at work, a woman came into the lobby and asked to speak to the “domestic violence cop” and Johns realized she was talking about him.