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Improvisational comedy, as practiced by the Tahlequah act Red Letters and Northeastern State University’s Homemade Fireworks, is an entertainment genre using no scripts, sets or costumes.
Ancient Origins of Halloween
Ancient Origins of Halloween
Halloween’s origins date back to the ancient Celtic festival of Samhain (pronounced sow-in). The Celts, who lived 2,000 years ago in the area that is now Ireland, the United Kingdom and northern France, celebrated their new year on November 1. This day marked the end of summer and the harvest and the beginning of the dark, cold winter, a time of year that was often associated with human death. Celts believed that on the night before the new year, the boundary between the worlds of the living and the dead became blurred.
Backwoods Food Manufacturing
Backwoods Food Manufacturing is an entrepreneurial venture begun by Danielle Coursey, who earned a bachelor of business administration in 1986 and an MBA in 1998 from Northeastern State University.
Opened in 1999, Backwoods Food is an FDA licensed and regulated operation that bottles food products including salsa, barbecue sauce, pickles, relishes, condiments and dry seasonings for more than 40 U.S. companies.
What's in your chili?
Ask a Cherokee County chili celebrity to share the recipe, and the reply is likely to be tight lips, a scowl, or a “you gotta be kidding” laugh - though many are happy to share advice or name certain ingredients.
While entrants to the Red Fern Festival can keep their secrets, winners of the annual World Champion Chili Cook-Off must spill the chili beans
- Haunted Seminary Hall Tour History intrigues some visitors to Northeastern State University’s Seminary Hall, while others seek to experience ghostly encounters. Neither are disappointed. The Haunted Seminary Hall tours offer both stories from the past, and for some, goose bumps from things that go bump in the night.
History of Help-In-Crisis
Help-In-Crisis was organized in 1979 in response to the problems of domestic violence and sexual assault in rural northeastern Oklahoma, specifically Adair, Cherokee, Sequoyah and Wagoner counties. As a result of a needs assessment conducted by Linda Axley (an intern at the Cherokee County Health Department) and a group of interested and concerned community individuals, services were initiated. Many area professionals offered their assistance as support professionals, including church organizations, legal services, attorneys and volunteers.
Tips for having a safe Halloween
From many families, Halloween has become a major holiday with elaborate decorations and creative costumes. Unfortunately, the excitement of the day can pose health risks, especially for children.
Fall fun in Cherokee County
Fall festivals and Halloween events in Cherokee County, Oklahoma.
Chiropractics and the spine
The human spine contains 24 vertebrae, connected by ligaments and muscles. The entire structure is called the spinal column.
The spine is divided into three sections - cervical, thoracic and lumbar - and a chiropractic patient can often describe pain as originating in the respective upper, middle or lower back.
Back pain often radiates from misaligned vertebrae into the back, shoulders, neck and buttocks, because patients are unable to adequately relax the associated muscles until the back is aligned.
Because the spinal cord is within the spinal column, some chiropractors may attribute pain elsewhere in the body to spinal misalignment. The reasoning is that nerves which are not functioning properly may send the brain signals of pain where there is no injury. Spinal adjustments may be suggested to determine their effect on pain.
More often, a chiropractor will directly manipulate the joints or bones in an afflicted limb and determine the effect. A chiropractor may also decide that a discomfort is not of musculoskeletal origin, and suggest a patient visit a primary care physician or specialist.
Jury awards $50,000 to high school bullying victim
A jury has awarded the victim of extreme bullying $50,000, holding her high school liable for its response when digitally-altered and sexually suggestive photos of her circulated among students five years ago.
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