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Stilwell Strawberry Festival winners
From growers, to bakers to parade entries, there are many winners involved in the Stilwell Strawberry Festival.
The growers who provide the tasty homegrown red fruit are very competitive each year, in hopes of having the top berry. One amazing fact about the older growers like Harold Brannon is how they can tell one variety from another by sight and taste.
Murrell Home slave exhibit
Daisy Allen, a Northeastern State University junior from Hulbert interning at the George M. Murrell Home, is helping develop an exhibit focusing on slavery as it existed in Oklahoma’s only remaining antebellum plantation home.
The building is a historic site maintained by the Oklahoma Historical Society.
“The Cherokees adopted the institution of slavery in the Southeast before they moved to Indian Territory and brought slaves with them to their new western homes,” Allen said. “Most Cherokee slave owners were from the mixed-blood element of the tribe, who treated their human property like the white planters in the states where they had lived before removal.”
Cherokee County farmers' markets
Cherokee County touts two farmers' markets. Each offer a variety of fresh fruits, vegetables, baked goods and more.
Infant immunization locations
April 26 through May 2 is National Infant Immunization Week.
Cherokee Nation Scholastic Chess Open tournament winners
Woodall Elementary School, Tahlequah High School and Sequoyah High School were among the team winners for the Cherokee Nation Scholastic Chess Open tournament held Saturday, April 26, at Sequoyah High School.
LREC announces 2014 board members/leadership
LREC hosted its annual meeting Saturday at Hulbert High School. LREC General Counsel Tina Glory Jordan said 982 members registered by the end of voting and that number constituted a quorum of the membership.
Sherman Alexie biography
Sherman Alexie Jr., 47, of Seattle, is a poet, writer, filmmaker and screenwriter. Much of his material is drawn from his experiences as a Native American with lineage from several tribes, growing up on the Spokane Indian Reservation. He was born in Wellpinit, Wash.
Rural Smallholders Association
The Rural Smallholders Association is a 501(c)3 organization with a mission of educating area residents and potential members about raising sheep, goats and guard dogs on small acreages.
Walk a Mile In Her Shoes History
Walk a Mile In Her Shoes was established by Frank Baird in 2001 when he suggested the idea to the Valley Trauma Center, where he had worked since 1993 at California State University-Northridge.
Future of the Dream Theatre
Roy Rogers, Trigger and Dale Evans may make happy trails across the silver screen again soon, as live music and classic movies are in the future of the The Dream Theatre.
Larry Clark, manager of the downtown venue, said along with featuring local talent and new talent, he'll be bringing in some out of town talent, too. He's also on the lookout for filmmakers.
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