TAHLEQUAH — ATTENTION, philanthropically inclined readers! The Daily Press is undertaking a six-month project to recognize Cherokee County residents who "pay it forward" with random acts of kindness. Even if you don't want to toot your own horn, you can toot someone else's! Just sketch out a few paragraphs telling us what you (or someone else) did to help someone else. (If not you, please include a contact number for the person you profile; we don't want anyone taken off guard.) We'd also like photos. Please private-message us on Facebook at www.facebook.com/tdpress, or email firstname.lastname@example.org. Thanks for your help in recognizing folks who deserve it! ~Kim
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Up in flames
Truck fire could impact city’s trash services
Operations at Tahlequah’s solid waste transfer station will be impacted by the loss of a 2008 Freightliner destroyed by fire Wednesday night.
Ethanol or regular gasoline? Dealers, mechanics disagree over what’s best
Oklahoma is one of the few states with refineries producing pure gasoline and E10.
University heads in Oklahoma average $216,000 per year
First in a three-part series about higher education compensation and how it compares with pay for rest of the state
For years, area legislators, administrators of state agencies and state employees have been critical of cuts to programs and flat budgets. But while programs may be shaved and salaries for higher education professors may be stagnant, administrative costs seem to be exploding on many campuses.
Woman picked up for child endangerment
A 41-year-old woman was released from jail this week after Tahlequah officers arrested her on child endangerment and drug charges.
Two jailed after false 911 report made
Two people were jailed Wednesday after a woman allegedly made a false report to 911 dispatchers.
TPS looking to fill several positions before school starts
The Tahlequah I-35 Board of Education held a special meeting last night, to bring more certified personnel and support staff on board before school starts.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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