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  • rf-Pastor.jpg Ross shares gospel in variety of settings

    Pastor Sean Ross uses a variety of classes to teach the word of God to his congregation, whether at church, a nursing home or elsewhere.
    “Our church is small and precious. We enjoy singing the old hymns, as well as new praise. We are looking to grow in the Lord and in his favor,” Ross said.

    February 25, 2014 1 Photo

  • rf lightworkers.tif Light Workers heal human energy

    Light Workers are healers, but not in the traditional medical sense. They heal human energy.

    February 20, 2014 1 Photo

  • RF-TeacherTinsley.jpg Tinsley’s family an inspiration for teaching

    Lessons from life on the farm are teaching tools for Greenwood’s newest Teacher of the Year.
    Second-grade teacher Kym Tinsley’s family is important. In the summer, she works on Canyon Ridge Farm, owned by her parents.
    “I use the experiences from the farm life in my classroom on a daily basis, through writing, reading, and math,” she said.
    She has a happy, colorful and friendly classroom. She recently greeted two children at the classroom door with a smile. As she interacted with them, asking questions about a story, they searched for clues and find answers.
    Tinsley rewarded each girl with a compliment, based on their answers and asked more questions. The girls searched for answers once more.
    For Tinsley, children are definitely the best part of teaching,

    February 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • fire2.jpg Grass fire erupts near Welling

    Members of the Tahlequah and Welling fire departments knocked down a grass fire on Saturday, Feb. 15 on Bright Star Drive. The blaze threatened buildings and blackened several acres before firefighters were able to contain it.

    February 18, 2014 1 Photo

  • LEAD-PHOTO-uncorked.jpg Works o' art

    Elizabeth Price views a display of clay pots at the Spider Gallery during the Tahlequah Public Schools Foundation ”Uncorked” Wine & Cheese Tasting Fundraiser Thursday, Feb. 13.

    February 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Cherokee-County.jpg Cherokee Nation awards $3.4 million to schools

    The Cherokee Nation is helping dozens of northeast Oklahoma school districts fill gaps in education funding.
    On Friday, checks totaling $3.4 million were distributed to 91 school districts at the Cherokee Nation’s Public School Appreciation Day, held at Sequoyah High School.

    February 17, 2014 1 Photo

  • Jerry's-promo.jpg Daily Press contest winner

    Phylis Wilfong is the winner of the Tahlequah Daily Press’ Valentine’s Day promotion, which ran for 30 days.

    February 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • RF-ArtsonAvenue.jpg Brainstorming for arts festival begins

    Hot summer days may seem far away as snow is still melting, but planning for an annual arts event set for the second weekend in June began last week.
    Arts on the Avenue, the only fine arts festival in Tahlequah, features performing and visual art and artists. It will be held June 13-14, downtown at the Cherokee Square.
    Visitors will have the opportunity to purchase art from top regional traditional native art and non-native artists, create art, listen to all genres of music, chat with artists and authors and musicians and taste culinary arts.
    The event is a juried art show and sale, and artists have to submit photos of their creations. Visual art includes hand-crafted jewelry, photography, basket weaving, pottery, stone and wood sculpture, paintings, calligraphy and graphic design prints.

    February 14, 2014 1 Photo

  • Array of music bands to visit local venues

    With the corner hopefully turned on winter, many Tahlequah restaurants and clubs will host talented musicians over the next few weeks to warm up local music fans with good tunes and dancing.

    February 13, 2014

  • RF-Volunteer.jpg Wilson: Volunteer should match the project

    When former Sen. Jim Wilson chooses to volunteer, finding organizations with a common purpose and similar goals is important. He believes the skills and interests of the volunteer should match the organization’s needs and mission.
    “I am rewarded with personal satisfaction from volunteering,” Wilson said. “If satisfaction is absent or the effort becomes a burden, I would be of little help.”
    He is president of the Tahlequah Kiwanis Club, which raises raise money and volunteers service hours to strengthen communities and serve children. The membership, made up of scores of caring local citizens, meets weekly to plan and implement efforts to help children.
    Wilson believes there are many other organizations with worthy causes in Cherokee County.
    “Virtually all of them are challenged with raising money to support their mission,” said Wilson. “I think it’s important to be passionate about the cause and be prepared to contribute the time and effort necessary to make a difference.”

    February 11, 2014 1 Photo


What to you think of a state Legislature proposal to forbid cities from raising the minimum wage? Choose the closest to your opinion.

The federal government should set the minimum wage across the board.
States should be allowed to raise their minimum wages, but not cities.
Both states and cities should be allowed to raise their minimum wages.
Cities should be allowed to raise their mimum wages, but not states.
There should be no minimum wage at all.
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