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Guthrie Meat Processing Facility Awarded $339,050 in CARES Act Grant Dollars for Meat Processing Expansion

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OKLAHOMA CITY, Okla. – It is no secret processing plants in Oklahoma are backlogged – producers looking
to process their livestock have to wait months and sometimes even up to a year to reserve a spot at a plant.
Earlier this year, Governor Kevin Stitt appropriated $10 million in federal funds from the CARES Act to the
Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Forestry with the goal of expanding meat processing capacity and
address supply chain disruptions across the state as a result of the COVID-19 public health emergency.

John Vance Auto Group donates for test drives

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The John Vance Auto Group test drive promotion with Ally Financial is underway. For every test drive $50 will be donated to Guthrie Public Schools’ athletic department. Test drives can be performed at any John Vance Auto Group dealership in Guthrie which includes John Vance Country Ford, Vance Chrysler, Dodge, Jeep and RAM, and Vance Cadillac, GMC and Buick until December 31, 2020.
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Hubert William Plagg

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Hubert William Plagg passed from his earthly home to his Heavenly home on Friday, October 30th, 2020 at the age of 97 surrounded by his family. He was born April 11th, 1923 to George W. and Tressa M. Plagg (nee Gooch) in the community of Abell at the home affectionately known as the “Rockhouse”.
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Student Of The Week

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The Guthrie Rotary Club Student of the Week is Jaxon Hirzel. He is the son of Chris and Suzanne Hirzel. Jaxon has been active in Buejay cross country, band and the two time State Champion golf team. He is on the Academic Team. After graduation, Jaxon plans to attend OU and go to Law school. Pictured with Jaxon is his dad, Rotarian Chris Hirzel and Rotary Vice-President, Mike Sikes.
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M-O FFA Livestock Judging Team Bring Home National Honors

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Livestock judging contestants compete, individually and as a team, to evaluate groups of livestock. Each contestant must be able to apply decision making, oral communication, and critical thinking to real world scenarios. They must also have the self-confidence needed to meet one-on-one with officials to explain their reasons for their placements.