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History of Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission (OSRC)
The Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Commission (OSRC) is a state agency responsible for oversight of three of the six scenic rivers in Oklahoma. The agency is headquartered on the Illinois River, a popular recreation destination for anglers, boaters, campers and swimmers.
The OSRC was created in 1977, seven years after the passage of the Oklahoma Scenic Rivers Act. The following is a brief history of both:
Ways to cook turkey
Butterball is one of the U.S.’s most popular turkey purveyors and instituted a holiday cooking tip line several years ago. With the advent of the Internet, Butterball has taken its tipline even farther, adding step-by-step details online, as well as videos on how to cook the perfect bird.
At Tahlequah Public Schools, the Child Nutrition program works to design meals which meet federal nutritional requirements and are affordable.
“Rock Your Mocs Day” moccasin-making class
“Rock Your Mocs Day” was part of Native American Heritage Month. The class, held at the John Ross Museum, was free, and allowed the first 25 participants to create their own traditional moccasins. All materials were provided to make traditional pucker-toe moccasins.
Tahlequah Farmers Market vendors
The Tahlequah Farmers Market touted more vendors in 2013 than ever before.
There is no recent data to determine the frequency of vehicle-deer collisions in Oklahoma.
Incidents were tracked until 2011, but the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office discontinued the practice because the Oklahoma Highway Patrol does not require the filing of an accident report in a collision with a deer, and many incidents are not reported by drivers.
History of Angel Trees
Angel trees have become synonymous with the holiday season, as people seek ways to give to others less fortunate.
The history of the concept is nebulous, with several entities laying claim, including The Salvation Army, Prison Fellowship and several civic groups in the deep south.
- 2013 Veterans Day parade in downtown Tahlequah
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The following tips were provided by EccoTrekker, an RSS feed offering a variety of tips about alternative energy, green products and other conservation measures.
American Indian Heritage month events
The Cherokee Nation and Northeastern State University have several events planned in November to commemorate American Indian Heritage Month.
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