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The Grand River Dam Authority and the City of Tahlequah Stormwater Department are teaming up to offer a "Landscaping for Water Quality" workshop on Tuesday, Nov. 16, from 6-8 p.m. at the Tahlequah Municipal Armory. To register, visit https://landscaping_workshop.eventbrite.com/.

Drive along any roadway in Northeastern Oklahoma and you will likely see large swaths of Johnsongrass - sorghum halepense - covering the shoulders and ditches. Johnsongrass is a warm-season grass that forms massive colonies and can take over areas in a single season.

TULSA - Reasor's has teamed up with tech firm Grocery Shopii to develop a new innovative intelligent online recipe system aimed at making it easier for customers to find favorite recipes, buy the ingredients online, and cook delicious meals at home.

The Cherokee County Conservation District has named Susan Minnick, a Cherokee Nation citizen, to serve as an ambassador for CARE: Conservation and Agriculture Reach Everyone project in Cherokee County.

TULSA – Bass Pro Shops is gearing up for the holiday season across America, hiring 7,000 seasonal, part-time and full-time team members at a National Hiring Day event on Wednesday, Oct. 13 and Thursday, Oct. 14.

As the days are becoming noticeably shorter, and evening temperatures are plummeting, farmers are counting the days before the temperatures drop into the 30s, which will cease the growth of warm season garden crops.

BENTONVILLE, Arkansas - Prepared for a holiday shopping season that's expected to see the return of families and friends reuniting for traditional celebrations, Sam's Club is poised to continue its historic momentum, announcing plans to "Bring the Merry" to members all season long.


Go Ye Village resident Grace Roy enjoyed celebrating her 101st birthday on Wednesday at the Village. Many family and friends were in attendance to help her celebrate. The party was hosted by her grandson, Byron Smith, and his wife Tina.

GOODLETTSVILLE, Tennessee – The Dollar General Literacy Foundation announced the recent award of approximately $75,000 in youth literacy grants to Oklahoma teachers, libraries and nonprofit organizations, $2,000 of which went to Tahlequah Public Schools.

FORT GIBSON - Flu season is here, and according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, influenza activity often begins to increase in October, peaks between December and February, and can linger into May. Residential deep-cleaning service professionals in the area can help allevi…


Indian Capital Technology Center-Tahlequah campus director Vicki Bush recently announced that two ICTC-Tahlequah campus heating and air conditioning students, Zach Stone and Boom Rollice, were recognized with the Clifford H. “Ted” Rees Jr. Scholarship Foundation Scholarship.

For spring calving herds, weaning season is here, and it is important for cattle hands to focus on ways to eliminate the stress of weaned calves, maintain their health, and maximize their value, but it is equally as critical to manage the cow herd.


Shattuck – Rock Creek Distillery is pleased to announce that it has officially opened its doors for business. The distillery, Oklahoma’s newest, recently began making Dead Parrot Rum and Schultz Vodka and can be found in an ever expanding list of store shelves as well as in bars and restaurants.

OKLAHOMA CITY – As the principal producers of wheat, corn and additional high-volume crops, Oklahoma farmers are huge contributors to the United States agricultural market. Each September, large quantities of wheat are harvested across the state, making it important for farmers and ranchers …

The Oklahoma Department of Agriculture, Food and Forestry is funding a program to help collect and properly dispose of unwanted pesticides that homeowners, farmers, ranchers, commercial applicators, or dealers may have. The next disposal event is Oct. 12, from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Blackwe…

Dr. Wyatt Williams of Keys Eye Care will participate in Giving Sight Day on Saturday, Oct. 2., which is designed for families and individuals in need to receive complimentary vision care at participating clinics throughout the state. The event is being organized by the Oklahoma Association o…

OKLAHOMA – Delta Dental of Oklahoma, the state’s leading dental benefits provider, announced a free resource available to Oklahoma third through sixth-grade teachers. MouthScience is a science program that demonstrates why good oral hygiene and healthy food and drink choices are important to…

Tall fescue - hereafter fescue - is a commonly planted cool-season grass in eastern Oklahoma. If properly managed with fertility and with adequate moisture, fescue forms a dense stand inhibiting other plants from growing.


On Sept. 14, Safe Kids held a child seat inspection event at the Mark Hodson Agency of State Farm Insurance parking lot. Austin Kaska, back right, from Safe Kids, inspected a local parent's vehicle to ensure the car seat was properly installed. Mark Hodson, front left, and Stanley Young assi…

There is hardly a more contentious subject than the COVID vaccine. A brief internet search, or scroll through social media, and the differing opinions and rationalizations can become overwhelming. Is the vaccine safe? Does it protect against the different COVID strains? Has there been enough…

GROVE – Wagoner City Administrator Dwayne Elam will lead the Grand River Dam Authority Board of Directors as chairman over the next 12 months. He began his tenure when the GRDA Board held its September 16 meeting in Claremore. Elam succeeds outgoing Chairman Mike Lewandowski, Afton. Charles …

OKLAHOMA CITY -- A new pesticide is now available to farmers as an aid in the fight against feral hogs. On Aug. 5, HogStop Oral Contraceptive Formulation was registered with the Oklahoma Dept. of Agriculture, Food and Forestry. HogStop claims to decrease the fertility of male feral hogs by r…

TULSA - Arvest Bank will honor educators throughout its footprint for the sixth consecutive year by conducting its "We Love Teachers" campaign, which will result in 154 teachers receiving a total of $77,000 in prize money.

Property owners that own land that they do not rely on who are interested in increasing their income may consider looking into recreational land leasing. Some of the most common recreational leases in Oklahoma are hunting and fishing leases.


FAYETTEVILLE – Arvest Bank last week announce it has hired Melanie Fuller as president of Digital Banking Solutions.

As school returns to session, the importance of a good education cannot be underscored. Lake Region Electric Cooperative has long been a supporter of school districts within its coverage territory.

The fall breeding season is only about 75 days away. If you have not assessed your bull battery recently, the time to do so is soon.


Funding in the amount of $720,000 for two new ambulances is on the horizon for Adair County.

FORT GIBSON - September is National Preparedness Month, part of the ongoing "Ready" initiative of the Federal Emergency Management Agency. According to FEMA's "Are You Ready" guide, the first step in effective disaster preparedness is to understand your specific risks - first by identifying …

To many small-town Oklahomans, attending county and state fairs is an annual social ritual, but throughout history, agricultural fairs have offered vocational education for adults and youth.

Tahlequah resident Kenneth Secratt recently attended Aviation Challenge Mach I at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center, home of Space Camp, Space Camp Robotics, Aviation Challenge, and U.S. Cyber Camp. The Rocket Center is a Smithsonian Affiliate and NASA Marshall Space Flight Center’s Official …

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