Spring Creek Coalition celebrates 20 years
Saturday morning, about 80 water quality enthusiasts gathered at the Timberlake Ranch on Spring Creek to celebrate the 20th anniversary of the Spring Creek Coalition.
Drywaters share their ministry of music
A ministry of music is a joyful way to share the word of God. That’s the way Bill Drywater, pastor at Steeley Springs Baptist Church, and his wife, Rebecca, enjoy their work.
Direct Senate elections facilitated by 17th Amendment
In the U.S. Senate, all states are equal. To many larger states, that may seem unfair, given that Texas has 26 million people and Oklahoma less than four million. But when the Framers of the U.S. Constitution created the Senate, population was never supposed to have anything to do with it. Senators were not even elected.
Couple retiring after long tenure at TPS
On July 1, local residents shouldn’t be surprised if an RV comes down the street with Terry Garrett at the wheel.
“We bought an RV. How cliché is that?” said Terry.
After almost 50 years combined, the duo of Terry and Connie Garrett is retiring from Tahlequah Public Schools.
Adventurous teacher followed her dream
Working as a school teacher isn’t everyone’s idea of a dream job, but it is for Sharon McClure.
The Tahlequah Middle School Teacher of the Year said she’s not sure why she wanted to be a teacher, but she knew at a young age it was what she wanted to do.
“I just followed my dream,” said McClure.
Constraints on taxation removed by 16th Amendment
When discussing - and griping about - income taxes, many Americans cite the 16th Amendment as the contrivance which makes possible those federal withholdings from their paychecks.
That is not entirely true. Income taxes existed and Congress possessed the power to tax before the 16th Amendment was added to the U.S. Constitution, but the measure nullified the constitutional requirement that direct taxes be apportioned among the states or according to Census figures.
Cookson Jubilee: ‘39 and Holding’
The Cookson Jubilee, Cherokee County’s annual lakeside celebration, is just around the bend – and if you don’t know jack about it, this is your chance to learn.
Arts and crafts, entertainment and family fun are the highlights for the 39th annual event, slated for June 20-21. This year’s theme is “39 and Holding - Don’t Know Jack!”
The Jubilee takes place on the Tenkiller Area Community Organization grounds, 32247 S. 540 Road, next to the Tenkiller Airpark.
‘Yarn bomb’ pays tribute to late professor
Clusters of color in the trees have probably caught the eyes of many people traveling past the corner of College Avenue and Delaware Street.
The garden area of the Unitarian Universalist Congregation of Tahlequah has been “yarn-bombed.”
Birdhouses a highlight of Habitat fundraiser
Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity volunteers are working on five projects around town, and they’ll be raising funds with a spaghetti dinner and birdhouse auction this Thursday at the Cherokee County Community Building.
For Baughman, food security is a priority
It is a challenge for many in the community to have enough to eat, especially children and elderly.
For 23 years, the CARE Food Pantry has offered assistance.
CARE Food Pantry Manager Becky Baughman, also a volunteer, is retired from Northeastern State University in sociology and criminology, and from the U.S. Army Reserves where she was a criminal investigator.
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