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  • Cherokee Cruisin’ Classic Car Club

    A group of classic car enthusiasts in Tahlequah goes by the moniker Cherokee Cruisin’ Classic Car Club. The group, 5Cs, is a regular part of the Red Fern Festival, held the last Saturday in April – and it will mark their next car show.

    March 28, 2014

  • State A-F Assessments

    Now entering their third year, Oklahoma’s A-F method of assessing the performance of public schools has been met with little enthusiasm by educators.
    The state bases its grades on the performance of students third through eighth grades on standardized tests. High schools are graded on End of Instruction exams.

    March 27, 2014

  • Cherokee County Student Art Show winners

    Madilyn Hatfield, who attends fifth grade at Tahlequah Middle School, won Best of Show at the Cherokee County Student Art Show. However, medals and prizes were awarded for first, second and third places, and honorable mention in seven age divisions.

    March 26, 2014

  • Tahlequah Middle School guest authors

    By earning first place in the Scholastic Corporation Middle School Book Fair Competition in 2012 and 2013, Tahlequah Middle School was visited by a couple of special guests.

    March 25, 2014

  • Blood drives in March

    Oklahoma Blood Institute will host three blood drives at the end of March. Those who are healthy and 16 years or older are urged to give.

    March 22, 2014

  • Most readers say they have good credit

    A good credit history is an advantage when shopping for a loan, and poor credit is problematic.
    In a recent online poll, the Tahlequah Daily Press asked the question, “When it comes to credit, what is your status at this time?”

    March 21, 2014

  • Volunteers in Service to America

    Volunteers in Service to America (VISTA) was authorized in 1964 by the Economic Opportunity Act to provide full-time volunteers to support the efforts of nonprofit organizations and public agencies working to fight poverty in low-income communities.
    It was the idea of President John F Kennedy.
    More than 180,000 individuals have served in VISTA on thousands of local projects in every state, the District of Columbia, Puerto Rico, and the Virgin Islands.

    March 20, 2014

  • Hulbert Library True Grit

    Recognizing the 1968 novel “True Grit” by Charles Portis, the Hulbert Community Library will hold activities with a western theme for children during spring break.

    March 18, 2014

  • NOPFA Board

    The city of Tahlequah has received its natural gas utility through the Northeast Oklahoma Public Facilities Authority since 1962.
    NOPFA is a trust overseen by a five-member board of trustees. Its offices are inside the Tahlequah Public Works Authority building, and the TPWA handles NOPFA billing and collections.
    The NOPFA Board of Trustees sets the rates for natural gas service.

    March 15, 2014

  • TPWA Board

    Each month, all households around the city receive their monthly statements from the Tahlequah Public Works Authority.
    The TPWA bills and collects for the services it provides - water, electricity, wastewater treatment. It also handles the city’s billing for solid waste collection and stormwater drainage, and gas billing for the Northeast Oklahoma Public Facilities Authority.
    Rates for TPWA services are set by its Board of Trustees.

    March 14, 2014

Poll

What to you think of a state Legislature proposal to forbid cities from raising the minimum wage? Choose the closest to your opinion.

The federal government should set the minimum wage across the board.
States should be allowed to raise their minimum wages, but not cities.
Both states and cities should be allowed to raise their minimum wages.
Cities should be allowed to raise their mimum wages, but not states.
There should be no minimum wage at all.
Undecided.
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