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Guthrie Chamber Small Business of the Year: State Farm Kevin Craft

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Kevin Craft’s business in Guthrie began five years ago on South Division Street and moved downtown in the summer of 2017. Craft moved here from Arkansas with his wife Hannah and their two children, Thomas and Klare. In addition to his work at State Farm, Craft is an active community member. Currently, Craft is a Rotary Club Board Member, We Shake Hands Mentor, Watch DOGS Chairman and serves as a Guthrie YMCA Council Member, Guthrie YMCA’s “Togetherhood” Chairman and Edmond Sports & Regulation Council Member.
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Meet the ‘89ers Parade Marshal: Brig. Gen. Theresa M. Casey

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This year’s ‘89ers Celebration theme is “Women of the Frontier” and retired Brig. Gen. Theresa M. Casey, the recently announced ‘89ers Parade Marshal, is exactly that. Among Casey’s 27 active years in the Air Force, from which she retired in Dec. 2009, she was awarded the Distinguished Service Medal, Legion of Merit, Defense Meritorious Service Medal, Joint Service Commendation Medal, Humanitarian Service Medal, Military Outstanding Volunteer Service Medal and Small Arms Expert Marksmanship Ribbon with Bronze Star.

Spring Cleaning: Annual Trash Off Day Guidelines

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The annual trash off day is scheduled for Friday, April 3, from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and 1 p.m. to 4:45 p.m. and Saturday, April 4 from 8 a.m. to 4:45 p.m. Items may be dropped off at the Convenience Center (Solid Waste Disposal) located at 1506 N. Academy Rd, Guthrie, OK 73044. Environmental Management Inc. is participating again in this event and will accept special waste items on Saturday, April 4. Here are the overall participation guidelines for both April 3 and April 4:
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Senate Minutes by State Senator Chuck Hall

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Back in December, the State Board of Equalization met to give its initial certification as to how much revenue would be available to appropriate for the fiscal year 2021 budget, which begins on July 1 of this year. At that time, we knew oil and gas prices were coming in lower than had been projected. As a result, the board said we’d basically have a flat budget for 2021.
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Lt. Governor Pinnell to Keynote Museum Fundraising Dinner

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Oklahoma Lt. Governor Matt Pinnell will serve as the keynote speaker at a fundraising dinner benefiting the State Capital Publishing Museum on Tuesday, April 21st at the Oklahoma History Center in Oklahoma City. In addition to serving as Oklahoma’s 17th Lieutenant Governor, Pinnell also serves as Secretary of Tourism and Branding, overseeing the Oklahoma Department of Tourism and Recreation and the state’s efforts to promote tourism, the third largest industry in Oklahoma.

St. Mary’s announces school closing

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It has been a very emotional week for the families, staff and students of Saint Mary’s Catholic School as it was announced on Tuesday that the school is being reduced to PreK-3 and PreK-4 effective with the 2020-2021 school year. The staff was told of the decision on Tuesday afternoon and the church members were advised by way of email from Reverend Father James Andrew Wickersham and a flock note from the Archdiocese of Oklahoma City. On Thursday night with over 50 people in attendance for a parish finance meeting that took two hours before it was announced the council needed to meet privately over the school issue and any news would be passed on within the week.