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In a world with voice commands, swiping, predictive text, and virtual keyboards, nothing beats properly using a QWERTY keyboard to digitally transmit the written word.


Whether it’s CPA, CFA, or CFP, there are a number of acronyms and initials for those with expertise in finances to place behind their name, and each signifies a different function.

January is School Board Appreciation Month and during the Keys Board of Education meeting last week, members were recognized for their contributions. The board was also updated on the current COVID situation, which required the district to switch to distance learning and reschedule of many o…

The Humane Society of Cherokee County is offering a low-cost spay and neuter program for dogs and cats. To qualify, the owner must be a resident of Cherokee County and have an annual household income of no more than $25,000.

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In December 2021, the U.S. The Department of State announced that Americans will be paying a little more for passports, which will affect local residents interested in traveling out of the country this year.


More than 560 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths were recorded in Cherokee County over the past couple of weeks, joining more than 79,000 active cases across the state as a third surge in infections up.

According to data from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Cherokee County's jobless rate for November was lower than the previous month, and significantly lower from the same time last year.


STILLWATER -- A total of 7,683 students were named to the 2021 fall honor rolls at Oklahoma State University. Students with a grade point average of 3.5 or higher with no grade below a C made the Dean's Honor Roll. Those with all A's are on the president's roll. They are listed by hometown.

MANCHESTER, New Hampshire - Southern New Hampshire University congratulated Erin Moss of Tahlequah and Tierra Robinson of Stilwell for making the fall 2021 President's List.

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BROKEN ARROW -- The Northeastern State University Broken Arrow Art Exhibit will be featuring artwork from students of Marquette Catholic School, All Saints Catholic School, Monte Cassino, St. John's Catholic School and St. Joseph's Catholic School through Jan. 28.

MAGNOLIA, Arkansas - Jackson Garrett Heflin was among those who earned a 3.5 grade point average or higher in the fall 2021 semester, securing a position on Southern Arkansas University's Dean's List.

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Two area residents recently complained that compliance with the American Disabilities Act of 1990 is slipping, and that some institutions don't offer adequate access.

The Penguin Project will hold a meeting on Monday, Jan. 24 at 6:30 p.m. at the First Presbyterian Church at 315 E. Shawnee St. where organizers will field questions about the upcoming year.

International Women Build Week, March 8-15, is an event unique to Habitat for Humanity that coincides with International Women's Day in March.

OKLAHOMA CITY - The U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development last week awarded nearly $104.7 million to 60 non-profit organizations, and state and local government agencies located in 29 states to protect children and families from home health hazards. In Oklahoma, the Peoria Tribe o…

A fall is when someone unintentionally goes to the ground. Tinnetti, Speechley and Ginter defined a fall as "an event which results in a person coming to rest unintentionally on the ground or lower level, not as a result of an intrinsic event - such as a stroke - or overwhelming hazard."


CATOOSA -- The Cherokee Nation's Catoosa Tag Office is temporarily relocating to the former J.W. Sam Elementary School building, 701 W. Rollins St., and will reopen to tribal citizens at that new location starting Wednesday, Jan. 19.

Editor's note: In light of a recent surge in COVID-19 cases, organizations may choose to cancel events or hold them online, so not all meeting times may be accurate. Double-check with your organization to ensure that your event is taking place before attending.

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Experts in the mental health field have some good ideas as to why and how teenagers become addicted to social media, but they say there are ways to prevent it.


OKLAHOMA CITY — The head of the state’s most powerful gun lobby must be removed from his post after he made incendiary and threatening remarks aimed at politicians who don’t agree with his views, a powerful Republican state senator said.


Olivia Carter, left, is January's Student of the Month, as presented by Rotarian Ryan Langston. Not pictured are Keys Students of the Month for December and January: Ben Schaus, Michael Mose, and Kylie Stilwell.

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Reasor’s Foods, which started in Tahlequah, is on the cusp of undergoing changes announced in November 2021, as it transitions from an independent grocery chain to part of Texas-based Brookshire Grocery Co.


Jimmy Redhawk James, a citizen of Cherokee Nation from Talihina, has been cast as a regular on a new televions series pilot "The Investigators" about a group of high school students who all come from different and special talents to try and find a friend from school who disappeared and may h…

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The Cherokee Nation hosted the launch of the United Nations’ International Decade of Indigenous Languages in Tahlequah last week. The three-day event featured language leaders from around the world, both in person and virtually, to share information and best practices on language preservatio…

In many beef cattle operations, the month of February is the beginning of the calving season. In the United States, nearly 60 percent of beef calves are born in the months of February, March, and April, according to the U.S. Department of Agriculture in 2009. This means January is when cattl…

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