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  • Election to fill vacant UKB assistant chief post

    The United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians in Oklahoma Tribal Council unanimously agreed Saturday to hold an election for the recently vacated assistant chief’s position, rather than appoint someone to the post.
    According to UKB member Anile Locust, the election will be held the first Monday in November, when tribal members will also go to the polls for a tribal council election.

    April 8, 2014

  • Monday, April 7: GOOD EVENING!

    More stuff in Tuesday's Press:

    April 7, 2014

  • ts-Food-jump.jpg Good Food Fest

    About a dozen members of the mobile food movement roared into Tahlequah Friday and local residents turned out to sample the food truck fare.
    The Good Food Festival, sponsored by the Tahlequah Main Street Association and Tahlequah Aera Chamber of Commerce, kicked off at 11 a.m. Friday at three locations: The Cherokee Nation W.W. Keeler Complex, Walmart parking lot and Norris Park.
    South of town, at the CN complex, Stillwater’s Purdy Q, Pie on the Fly and Tulsa’s Local Table set up for lunchtime patrons.

    April 7, 2014 2 Photos

  • SR-8thAmendment2.jpg ‘Cruel and unusual’ punishment sparks debate

    Among the U.S. Constitution’s Bill of Rights, the Eighth Amendment is the shortest - just 16 words.
    It reads: “Excessive bail shall not be required, nor excessive fines imposed, nor cruel and unusual punishments inflicted.”
    As might be expected, the brevity has led to an array of interpretations.

    April 7, 2014 1 Photo

  • Hulbert woman pleads no contest to enabling child sexual abuse

    A Hulbert woman accused of taking her adopted teenage girl to spend nights with a 27-year-old Michigan man has pleaded no contest in exchange for a deferred sentence.

    April 7, 2014

  • Basin property buy and audit on city agenda

    Tahlequah city councilors on Monday will consider purchasing 19 homes and duplexes along Basin Avenue, and discuss whether to ask the Office of the State Auditor and Inspector to investigate allegations of “improper spending” in the street department and mayor’s office.

    April 7, 2014

  • Advocate accused of revealing details in child abuse case

    Cherokee County prosecutors have charged a Help-In-Crisis advocate who allegedly shared confidential records involving an abuse case last year.

    April 7, 2014

  • ts-art-show-jump.jpg Student Juried Art Show at NSU an opportunity to put new talent on display

    Artists rely on their innermost feelings for inspiration in their craft. But to be successful professionally, those feelings have to be put on the shelf for all to see – and judge.
    About 50 Northeastern State University art students will have their worked judged by a professional during the upcoming annual Student Juried Show, slated for April 11 through 30, at the NSU Gallery, 232 N. Muskogee Ave., Tahlequah.

    April 4, 2014 2 Photos

  • ts-gardening.jpg Gardeners gear up for growing season

    Wallace said onions, potatoes and lettuces could have already been planted, but folks should hold off a bit on other summer vegetables.
    “Realistically, the last frost should be somewhere around the 15th of April,” said Wallace. “We’ve got tomatoes growing in the building under grow lights, though. We’re going to watch the long-term forecasts before putting them in the ground.”

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo

  • walker-justin.jpg Walker gets 10 years for truck theft and trying to bribe officer

    A Tahlequah man who allegedly stole a truck in 2012, fled from police, and tried to bribe an officer to let him go, has been sentenced to 10 years in federal prison.
    U.S. Attorney Mark Green’s office announced Thursday that 28-year-old Justin James Walker was sentenced to 120 months in prison followed by three years of supervised release.

    April 4, 2014 1 Photo


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