Thanksgiving traditions vary across the United States, and sometimes across the street. But the memories made each year come up in conversations time and again, as family and friends gather to celebrate.
Favorite foods often boast cultural family flavors, from coastal seafood to Native American roots.
Freese growing with CUMC congregation
Rudy Freese likes to try new things, and he’s willing to grow with his congregation. That’s why he enjoys being a pastor so much.
For 2-1/2 years, Freese has led the flock at Cookson United Methodist. He’s served at Quinton UMC, Canadian UMC and Leonard UMC.
“We are appointed by the bishop, but Cookson’s love for each other and acceptance of new people is a wonderful church trait,” said Freese, who holds a Master’s in Divinity from Asbury Theological Seminary.
Tour of Homes brings holiday cheer
For those dreaming of a white Christmas or a dream home, inspiration will be on display next month during the American Association for University Women’s annual Tour of Homes.
Each year, hundreds of people come from Tulsa and beyond to join with locals in picking up a map and touring select homes beautifully decorated for the holidays. This will be the 32nd year for the event.
‘President Is Assassinated; Johnson Takes Leadership’
Editor’s note: This story appeared in the Nov. 28, 1963 edition of the Tahlequah Star-Citizen, which later merged with this Tahlequah Pictorial Press. The Star-Citizen was, at that time, a weekly newspaper. It and the Pictorial Press later merged to become what is now the Tahlequah Daily Press. This story is reprinted in its entirety, as it was originally published.
Options still available for holiday travel
While destinations to see family are the top request for the holidays, many people use the time off to go on vacation.
Self-publishing: More work, but more control
These days, just about anyone can publish a book, but getting people to buy it is another matter.
“Everybody wants to write a book, but it’s just not that easy,” said author Bill Wetterman. “You have to have passion in order to really be a novelist. But you can self-publish on a shoestring budget.”
Wetterman discussed the ins and outs of self-publishing, as well as writing advice, with the Tahlequah Writers group Saturday afternoon at the Cherokee Arts Center.
Jordan looks to be inspiration for students
Keys High School’s current Teacher of the Year, Mandi Jordan, always wanted to be an educator. Her fifth-grade teacher, Mrs. Flud, was her inspiration.
“She was always very loving and patient and made me enjoy school,” said Jordan.
A Checotah High School graduate, Jordan has a Bachelor of Science in Special Education and a Master of Science in Library Media and Information Technology.
Leadership Tahlequah collects shoes to give to needy students
For the past 16 years, groups of Tahlequah citizens have participated in Leadership Tahlequah.
The Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce program is designed to encourage people to take an active role in the future of their town, discovering its history and beauty, how government works, and what makes it a desirable place to raise a family and retire.
Winter fashion points to holidays
Holiday parties and gift-giving are two of the best reasons to shop Tahlequah.
Merchants have everything from gowns to stocking stuffers, jeans and leggings, and gloves and boot cuffs.
“Scarves, scarves and scarves” are big for winter, said Junie Ludwig of Junie’s downtown. “Lots of layers with tribal print cardigans.”
Holiday dresses are trending toward short. One eye-catching dress of lace and ombre is available in gold or blackberry colors. Leather-look jackets in brown and black, faux fur vests, and skirted leggings are hot this season, and Infinity scarves and lightweight, gauzy scarves are flying off the shelves. Gloves and handbags also entice customers.
Massacre descendants relive tragedy
Descendants of the 1872 Goingsnake Massacre and other visitors gathered Friday morning at the Cherokee Nation complex for a presentation in conjunction with the tribe’s partnering with the U.S. Marshal museum in Van Buren.
A story from 1872 could well have been from 2013.
Angry family members glared at one another in the packed one-room Whitmore School, considered more secure than the Goingsnake Courtroom because it had fewer windows and doors. They were awaiting for the trial of Zeke Proctor to begin.
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