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HULBERT - The Hulbert Board of Trustees approved an ordinance that was a revised and restated retirement plan with the Oklahoma Municipal Retirement Fund.

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An advisory panel representing four northwestern Arkansas municipalities shelved a proposed nutrient trading program for the Illinois River watershed.

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Local students and community members are off to see the wizard Friday and Saturday, as Tahlequah Middle School will present "The Wizard of Oz" in the Performing Arts Center.

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There are many forms of identification people can carry, but residents of Northeast Oklahoma have another option if they're members of a federally recognized tribe.

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Area schools competed in the Cherokee Challenge Bowl in October. School groups from all over the Cherokee Nation's 14-county jurisdiction were invited.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Gaming compact talks appear stalled after tribal leaders booted the state’s negotiators out of a meeting last month.

The Council of the Cherokee Nation on Tuesday approved legislation that will provide additional funding opportunities for educators in northeast Oklahoma who want to teach Cherokee history and culture in their classrooms.

The Oklahoma Historical Society Office of American Indian Culture and Preservation recently secured the acquisition of an artifact related to Kiowa history in Oklahoma.

Northeastern State University Libraries will be celebrating American Indian Heritage Month with a film screening of "Neither Wolf Nor Dog" Friday, Nov. 15, at 6 p.m. in the Tahlequah Webb Auditorium and the Broken Arrow Library Room 125.

OKMULGEE – The Muscogee Historical and Cultural Foundation will host its Second Annual Mvskoke Cultural Reception on Saturday, Nov. 16, 6:30-8:30 p.m., at the Creek Nation Council House, 100 W. Sixth St., Okmulgee.

Not every hard-working Cherokee Nation citizen who graduates from high school wants to go to college, but they still deserve access to a quality job and a rewarding career. That is why Cherokee Nation is doubling our funding for Career Tech training from $1 million to $2 million.

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Public libraries have changed drastically over the decades, and while some may occasionally smell of musty books, the Hulbert Community Library exuded the aroma of freshly-baked pies Tuesday evening.

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November is Historic Bridge Awareness Month, and since Tahlequah has a total of 28 bridges, there's bound to be some significant background.

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The Cherokee Nation Rules Committee heard updates during a Wednesday meeting from Assistant Attorney General Chris Nimmo on the tribe's pending legal cases.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- Criminal justice reform advocates Tuesday said it's time for prosecutors to stop using sentencing enhancements to add prison time for non-violent offenders.

MUSKOGEE - Veterans lined the halls of the Jack C. Montgomery VA Medical Center on Nov. 8 to watch the first-ever Inpatient Veterans Parade, made possible by one Veterans Affairs employee's vision and the patriotic spirit of a community.

Pictures With a Grinch, a Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity fundraiser, is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Tahlequah Habitat conference room, 816 S. College Ave.

Members of the Blue Star Mothers Cherokee Capital OK 21 will be at Reasor's, 2001 S. Muskogee Ave., 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16.

Members of the Blue Star Mothers Cherokee Capital OK 21 will be at Reasor's, 2001 S. Muskogee Ave., 9 a.m.-2 p.m., Saturday, Nov. 16.

Pictures With a Grinch, a Tahlequah Area Habitat for Humanity fundraiser, is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 7, 10 a.m.-2 p.m., at the Tahlequah Habitat conference room, 816 S. College Ave.

OKLAHOMA CITY — Skipping the traditional doctor’s office visit, a growing number of medical marijuana patients are turning to providers who promise quicker, more convenient appointments from the comfort of home.

The Cherokee Cruisin' Classics Car Club donated smoke detectors to members of the Tahlequah Fire Department on Nov. 9.

A Tahlequah man was sentenced to 72 months in prison and three years of supervised release for possession with intent to distribute methamphetamine and for felon in possession of firearm and ammunition.

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A hemp event designed to educate growers, learn about health research, look at industry for processing hemp, and explore cleaning up toxic land brought about 100 attendees from across the U.S. to the Native Health Matters conference on Saturday, Nov. 9, at The Venue in Tahlequah.

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The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council modified the Motor Vehicle Licensing and Tax Code during a meeting Tuesday, giving Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. the ability to withhold funds from public schools that "refuse to recognize cultural, religious, or historical significance" of the tribe, or…

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A Park Hill mother who allegedly faked her son’s illness through years of abuse, and collected money from fundraisers hosted by community members, is set to go to court.

Patrons of the Tahlequah and Hulbert Public Libraries can bring in canned goods and other nonperishable food items and get overdue fees and fines waived during "Food for Fines Week."

The Tahlequah Camera Club will meet at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 12, at the Fellowship Hall of the Cookson United Methodist Church, 21685 W. Cookson Bend Road.

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Most of Cherokee County just endured the weather of three seasons in a 24-hour period: autumn, spring, and winter.

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TAHLEQUAH [mdash] age 64. Floral Designer. Died November 10th. Mass of Christian Burial November 14th at 11:00am at St. Brigid Church. Burial at Tahlequah City Cemetery. Visitation November 13th from 12:00pm until 6:00pm, Rosary at 7:00pm at Reed-Culver.

TAHLEQUAH [mdash] Bobby Gene Ward, 77, died November 12, 2019 in Tahlequah, OK. A memorial service will be held at 10 am Friday November 15, 2019 at the Hart Funeral Home in Tahlequah.

TAHLEQUAH [mdash] age 40. Food Service Worker. Died Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 in Tahlequah, OK. Funeral services Friday, November 15th, 2019 at 2:00pm at Reed-Culver Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Ross Cemetery in Park Hill, OK.

TAHLEQUAH [mdash] age 92. Homemaker. Died Wednesday, November 6th, 2019 in Tahlequah, OK. Funeral services Monday, November 11th, 2019 at 2:00pm at Reed-Culver Funeral Home. Interment to follow at Tahlequah City Cemetery.