Briggs students bring trio of robots to life
The robots built by Briggs School students might not look or cook like Hazel the robot from “The Jetsons” cartoon, but they do follow remote control commands.
NSU, CASC enter into Reverse Transfer Agreement
Northeastern State University and Carl Albert State College will come together Thursday, Jan. 30 at the NSU–Tahlequah campus at 12:45 p.m. in the Morgan Room on the third floor of the University Center for the signing of their newest academic agreements.
The two institutions of higher education have collaborated in an effort that can be extremely beneficial to CASC students looking to attend NSU.
The agreement that CASC President Garry Ivey and NSU President Steve Turner will be signing is what is known as a Reverse Transfer Agreement.
Jones brings love of people to congregation
Jacob Jones learned how to love the people of his church from the first pastor with whom he studied.
For a little more than a year, Jones has served as pastor of the congregation of Southside Baptist, where the church services are reverent and relaxed.
Briggs School takes food service to next level
The Briggs School District recently unveiled its new food service management program.
For the past month, Briggs School has been partnering with Gourmet Solutions. The company brought a chef and registered dietitian to assist the Briggs cafeteria staff in new food and nutritional concepts.
“We want the best for our students and provide them with quality healthy choices,” said George Ritzhaupt, Briggs principal. “Gourmet Solutions is providing the training and expertise for us to deliver these nutritional choices.”
Empowerment may help reduce teen pregnancy
Empowering teens is one way to help reduce the epidemic of teen pregnancy.
When teens understand they have choices beyond high school they make better decisions when it comes to sex.
Parents who talk to their children before they become pre-teens and teens, establishing a relationship of communication and understanding, seem to be a major factor in the success of a youth making good choices.
During a meeting of the Cherokee County Teen Pregnancy Task Force Thursday night, participants continued to identify issues related to teen pregnancy in Cherokee County, such as how to empower parents to have confidence in helping their teens cope with the pressures of being a teen, saying “no” to sex and peer pressure and helping them set and keep personal boundaries and goals.
- Braving the cold Finn got a little exercise on Friday as he accompanied his owner, Lauren Redden, as she did some shopping downtown.
Law enforcement officers honored for service
Representatives of local law enforcement agencies turned out Tuesday to honor their peers – including one who was honored for his 45-year law enforcement career.
The event is hosted annually by Tahlequah Elks Lodge 2601. Terry Bryan, exalted ruler, thanked all the agencies for participating in the event and for their service to the community.
Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office personnel chose to honor their leader, Sheriff Norman Fisher, this year. Fisher is in his third term as sheriff after serving 16 years as Tahlequah’s police chief.
For Lindstrom, teaching’s a learning experience
Her love of learning prompted Anna Lindstrom to be a teacher. She cherishes the ability to have a positive impact on teens and encourage them to become life-long learners.
When Lindstrom was deciding on a career, she was attracted to the learning environment, and found the prospect of teaching exhilarating.
- To the rescue EagleMed staff and local medics escort a woman to a waiting helicopter on the State Highway 51 bypass. Police said the woman likely suffered a leg fracture when she collided with another car Friday evening at the bypass and West Choctaw. A section of the bypass was shut down for EagleMed and for crews to clean up the debris left from the crash. The man driving the second vehicle was also taken to a hospital.
- Prepping the field It may be January, but it is already softball season for some. Joehanna Morris, a freshman catcher for the Northeastern State University softball team, does some maintenance work at home plate after Friday’s workout.
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