Tahlequah Daily Press

Local News

June 6, 2014

Crafty kids

Children have fun with make-and-take crafts at library

TAHLEQUAH — Despite the morning downpour, or possibly because of it, dozens of children and adults flocked to the Tahlequah Public Library Carnegie Room Thursday for a little craft work.

Youth Services Coordinator Michelle Newton moved from table to table, giving pointers on how to construct the three make-and-take crafts available to participants.

“We have a pinwheel, a foam globe that includes a happy face to honor the earth, and a beaded necklace,” said Newton. “I’m happy to see such a big turnout.”

Vicki Lewis sat at one table, making necklaces with her granddaughters.

“We always come for the library programs,” said Lewis. “They love the reading program, working on the computers, and of course any kind of craft.”

Lewis balanced working on a necklace while holding her youngest grandchild, Chloe Creel, 2, on her lap.

“This little one actually got all the beads on this necklace,” said Lewis. “I raised my children [coming to] the library [regularly], and now my grandchildren are enjoying it.”

Jean Parker runs a home-based daycare, and she and seven of her charges were busy building foam globes.

“I’ve got seven with me this morning,” said Parker. “We walked! We got a little wet on the way, but we love the library.”

Several of the children were close to finishing their projects, including Maya Charboneau, Jax Shepherd, Beck and Lily Taylor and Megan Meyers.

“This is our favorite activity,” said Parker. “The library program is the best thing in Tahlequah for children. Michelle [Newton] is wonderful, such a blessing to have her work with our kids.”

At yet another table, children worked with brightly colored construction paper, gluing pinwheels onto wooden dowels to take with them when complete.

“I dropped my glue,” said one child. “Can you please help me get it on the wooden thingy?”

Parker said her kids also enjoy the Tuesday programs, which feature guest speakers and performances.

“We were here Tuesday for the animal program,” said Parker. “My kids so look forward to the library programs, and the parents love it.”

The Tahlequah Public Library summer reading program, Experiment and Explore, runs through Thursday, June 26, and includes activities for children from birth through teens.


For a listing of youth activities at Tahlequah Public Library, visit www.tahlequahTDP.com.



Text Only
Local News
  • svw-beagles-MAIN.jpg Going to the dogs

    Hounds at center stage for more than just Red Fern Festival

    Larry Blackman and Titus Blanket have always loved dogs, especially beagles. In their respective roles as president and vice president of the Cherokee County Beagle Club, they’ve turned that love into a passion.

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • sanders-jeri.jpg Murder charge against mother of dead boy, 3, dismissed

    A first-degree murder charge has been dropped against a 37-year-old mother accused in the death of her 3-year-old son.

    July 31, 2014 1 Photo

  • supersalary.jpg Okla. superintendents paid comparatively well; teachers 46th lowest

    Administrators say they work year-round, have other duties

    As public education in Oklahoma continues to feel the pinch of a shrinking state budget, watchdog groups and district patrons across the state are asking whether superintendents are getting a disproportionate piece of the financial pie.

    July 31, 2014 2 Photos

  • Boards keep city, county afloat

    City and county officials rely on a variety of boards to oversee diverse and complex issues, and many of their members work behind the scenes to keep the wheels of government oiled and turning.
    The city of Tahlequah currently has 10 boards and three trust authorities. Cherokee County has two county-specific boards.

    July 31, 2014

  • HPWA contract raises gas to $3.99 a gallon

    The Hulbert Public Works Authority renewed its natural gas contract with Constellation Energy July 29, raising fuel prices to $3.99 per gallon for the next two years.

    July 31, 2014

  • Tourism Council OKs compensation

    The Tahlequah Area Tourism Council held its annual retreat Wednesday, and approved paying former Director Kate Kelly 100 hours of annual leave.

    July 31, 2014

  • rf-poker-run-main.jpg Poker run

    Fundraiser was in the cards for local philanthropic group

    It was perfect weather, with temperatures in the high 80s Saturday, as boaters filled their vessels with friends for a fun afternoon on Lake Tenkiller. A crowd gathered at Cookson Bend Marina, and folks lined up to support a local charity event.
    As fundraisers go, the Beta Sigma Phi Mu Omega Poker Run last Saturday could be considered huge success, as nearly $9,000 was collected.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos

  • bilbrey-anthony.jpg Man arrested for blackmailing woman for sex

    Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies put a man behind bars Monday night after he allegedly tried to blackmail a woman by threatening to post nude photos of her on the Internet if she did not meet him for sex.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • Peach_photo_2.jpg Peach crop lean, but fruit still available

    Summer is all about peaches in Porter – especially at Livesay Orchard.
    The Livesay Orchard is still busy a week after Porter’s annual peach festival. The orchard’s crop this year was cut in half from what had previously been expected, according to Kent Livesay, one of the owners of the orchard.

    July 30, 2014 1 Photo

  • jackson-jaymee.jpg Tot’s injuries prompt abuse charges for two local residents

    A Tahlequah couple was formally charged Tuesday with child neglect and child abuse after an 18-month-old girl was found with a number of injuries.

    July 30, 2014 2 Photos


Do you think "blue laws" related to Sunday alcohol sales in Oklahoma should be relaxed? Choose the option that most closely reflects your opinion.

Alcoholic drinks should be sold Sundays in restaurants and bars, and liquor stores should be open.
Alcoholic drinks should be sold Sundays in restaurants and bars only; liquor stores should stay closed.
Liquor stores should be open Sundays, but drinks should not be served anywhere on Sundays.
The law should remain as it is now; liquor stores should be closed, and drinks should be served on Sundays according to county option.
No alcohol should be sold or served publicly on Sundays.
     View Results
Tahlequah Daily Press Twitter
Follow us on twitter
AP Video
Couple Channel Grief Into Soldiers' Retreat WWI Aviation Still Alive at Aerodrome in NY Raw: Rescuers at Taiwan Explosion Scene Raw: Woman Who Faced Death Over Faith in N.H. Clinton Before 9-11: Could Have Killed Bin Laden Netanyahu Vows to Destroy Hamas Tunnels Obama Slams Republicans Over Lawsuit House Leaders Trade Blame for Inaction Malaysian PM: Stop Fighting in Ukraine Cantor Warns of Instability, Terror in Farewell Ravens' Ray Rice: 'I Made a Huge Mistake' Florida Panther Rebound Upsets Ranchers Small Plane Crash in San Diego Parking Lot Busy Franco's Not Afraid of Overexposure Fighting Blocks Access to Ukraine Crash Site Dangerous Bacteria Kills One in Florida Workers Dig for Survivors After India Landslide Texas Scientists Study Ebola Virus Smartphone Powered Paper Plane Debuts at Airshow Southern Accent Reduction Class Cancelled in TN