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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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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?”
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.
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.
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.
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.
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