Women got the vote with 19th Amendment
During its first 140 years, the United States Constitution underwent a series of changes intended to extend voting rights to those who were not white or didn’t own property - but as the American experiment entered the 20th Century, half the adult population still had no protection to vote.
Though they certainly had political opinions, women could not cast a ballot in most states. That changed with passage of the 19th Amendment.
Cherokee, Tlingit storytellers to share their craft during special NSU event
Two Native American cultures will be represented during a storytelling workshop featuring Cherokee Gayle Ross and Tlingit and Cherokee dancer and storyteller Gene Tagaban, of Seattle.
Cherokees commemorate Act of Union
Cherokee Nation dignitaries met on the historic courthouse square Tuesday to commemorate the 175th anniversary of the Act of Union following the end of the Trail of Tears Removal.
Firefighting fills a big role for Kimble
Community service is both work and volunteering for Cherokee County 911 Coordinator/Director Marty A. Kimble.
Kimble is also fire chief for Gideon Volunteer Fire and Rescue, president of the Grand View School Board, and northeast regional vice president of OklaNENA (National Emergency Number Association).
Fulk discovered art talent after retirement
It’s not unusual for retired folks to turn their hand to the arts. Count George Fulk among that number.
The former optometry professor at Northeastern State University and bird-watching enthusiast has found he also has a talent for watercolor painting.
OHCE members have ‘sew’ much fun
Sewing machines were buzzing and conversation was flowing at the Oklahoma Home and Community Education Woodall Club’s quarterly workshop last week.
The group assembled was working on placemat notebook organizers, made from regular table placemats.
18th Amendment canceled by 21st
President Herbert Hoover called it the “noble experiment.”
When the 18th Amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution, many figured the long-debated issue of alcohol prohibition was put to rest. The sale, transport and manufacture of alcoholic beverages was forever illegal.
Free HIV testing still available here; virus no longer a death sentence
Sex is seldom a topic people choose to talk about, so when a related illness like HIV is a concern, it often reaches epidemic proportions before people seek help.
Bill may put control back in school board hands
A piece of proposed legislation could put control back into the hands of local school board members and out of the hands of government.
Political ‘robocalls’ a pain for area residents
Oklahoma residents who belong to the state and national “Do Not Call” lists may be surprised to learn that political “robocalls” are exempt from these lists.
Oklahoma Attorney General Scott Pruitt recently issued a statement reminding residents about the rules governing telemarketing and pre-recorded messages, or “robocalls.”
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