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Guthrie Sales Tax up 4.6%

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The sales tax numbers are in for the period of January 16-31 and February 1-15 and the City of Guthrie was up 4.6 percent over their 2019 numbers for the same time period with $501,100 compared to $479,044 last year. While the overall dollars were down from the holiday shopping numbers, the city is currently $101,510 over their budget projections for a 3.18 percent improvement. The city is also 5.64 percent ahead of last year with $3,290,295 in the bank compared to $3,114,696 in 2019.
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Oklahoma Women Celebrated on `89ers Day

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This year’s theme for the annual ‘89er Parade and Celebration will be “Women of the Frontier.” Guthrie’s `89er Committee chose this theme as this year marks 100 years since American women won the right to vote. Women, known as “suffrag-ettes,” campaigned, picketed, protested, shouted, and railed for the right to vote all over the United States. Since as least as far back as 1890 our brave, outspoken ancestors took to the streets and risked arrest, injury, and death to relentlessly lobby for women to have a voice in the major decisions that effect our govern-ment and our lives.
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AME donates to Logan County Sheriff’s Department

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local owner of AdJeff Chappell, the vanced Medical Equipment in Guthrie and Manager Terry Morris in conjunction with the Logan County Alcohol and Drug Task Force donated Sharps containers to the Logan County Sheriff’s Department for all deputies to carry in their vehicles. This partnership will allow all patrol vehicles to have a disposal option when encountering needles in the field.
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Godfather's Pizza Now Open in Love's in Guthrie

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Godfather’s Pizza Inc., A Pizza You Can’t Refuse®, is pleased to announce the opening of a new Express location in Guthrie, Oklahoma. This new Express location at 2530 East Noble Avenue offers our buttery pan-style pizza. With this store opening, Godfather’s Pizza has a total of 573 franchise locations nationwide—45 in Oklahoma—and a total of 117 locations in Love’s Travel Stops and Country Stores across the U.S.

Guidance Provided for Schools In Advance of Spring Break

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Schools across the state received guidance from the Oklahoma State Department of Education in cooperation with the Oklahoma State Department of Health in advance of Spring Break. This guidance is in regard to travel and the current concerns about the spread of the Coronavirus (COVID-19) and intended for school families, students and district staff.

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What you need to know about the new Coronavirus

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One case of the new Coronavirus was confirmed Friday afternoon in Tulsa County, according to the Oklahoma State Department of Health. To date, the Oklahoma State Department of Health has submitted samples to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention in Atlanta until they develop their own test kits. While five have come back negative, one has come back positive.

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Guthrie High School Principal Chris LeGrande Named Oklahoma High School Principal of the Year

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Oklahoma City (March 5, 2020) – Chris LeGrande, Principal at Guthrie High School, has been named the 2020 Oklahoma High School Principal of the Year by the Oklahoma Association of Secondary School Principals (OASSP), a professional association of the Cooperative Council for Oklahoma School Administration (CCOSA).

“We are beyond excited for Mr. LeGrande to receive this honor,” said Dr. Mike Simpson, superintendent at Guthrie Public Schools. “He is an innovative leader, and his dedication to student achievement is evident every day he walks through the doors of our high school.”

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Dr. Simpson's Monthly Column

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Hopefully, we are on the backside of winter as the days begin to lengthen.  This flu season has been unique as many usual symptoms have been missing.  It has taken a toll on many families in our district including my own.  Obviously, the Coronavirus has received a large amount of media attention.  Our school nurse, April Devereaux, monitors the directives from the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention.  The operations and custodial staff have been following our normal protocols for disinfecting our buildings.  The Coronavirus is spread in a very similar fashion to the