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No unemployment benefits for former Tourism head; lack of payments cited
Tahlequah’s former tourism director, who was fired by the Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors last month, has been denied an unemployment request due to an apparent lack of payments.
According to documents obtained by the Daily Press, the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission turned down Kate Kelly’s request for unemployment, deeming it “not monetarily eligible.”
Men were making meth in Wal-Mart before car pursuit
Investigators say the two men who led police on two high-speed pursuits and crashed into a truck Monday started making a small methamphetamine lab inside Wal-Mart before one of them allegedly robbed the retailer with stolen knives.
Former chamber director ‘insisted’ on having annual audits for protection
A former Tahlequah Area Chamber of Commerce executive director says procedures during his tenure called for board members to receive full reports on tourism and chamber accounts.
Felon just out of prison runs from officers; meth lab found
Traffic was brought to a standstill Monday afternoon when a driver accused of fleeing from authorities crashed into a truck and trailer on U.S. Highway 62 near Sequoyah High School.
Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King said the crash was triggered by a theft at Wal-Mart.
Youth learn to mix media at design camp
Students are learning about art, computers and their local city as part of Northeastern State University’s Poster Design summer camp.
Ellie Vega, who is teaching the camp, told the seven participants they would be taking pictures around the Cherokee Art Center to manipulate then combine with words and graphics.
Man allegedly assaults several others before being tased, arrested
An early Sunday morning disturbance ended with several people being assaulted by a man who was later shocked with a Taser and arrested.
Tahlequah Officer Pam Bell said officers were dispatched to the 200 block of West Arden early Sunday morning. Multiple people were outside when officers arrived.
Hulbert schools facing $56K budget decrease
Superintendent says shortfall was anticipated; district spending less
The Hulbert Public School Board reviewed its financial position for the coming year at the board meeting on July 14.
Cherokee councilors OK budget boost
The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved an act increasing the tribe’s total comprehensive budget by over $3 million during the regular meeting Monday night.
Tiny tots learn reading fundamentals
Library’s Reading Rockstars mingles play, music and learning
Many parents believe it’s never too early to begin teaching a child to read.
Native storytellers share love of their craft
Stories, if told in the right way, can often mentally transport a person to a different place and time.
Two native master storytellers, Gayle Ross, Cherokee, and Gene Tagaban, Tlingit, practiced their craft during a workshop Thursday at the Roger Webb Auditorium at Northeastern State University.
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