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When Billie Paul and Kathleen Mills' house caught fire in December, the couple stood with their property on 730 Road for hours, watching as flames engulfed their house, barn, and vehicle.

The second week of January is National Pizza Week in the United States. And the number of places where Tahlequah residents can find a slice is far from few.

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Tahlequah residents have noticed a difference at the Snowflake Ice Rink this year, as some new amenities have added to the fun of gliding across the frozen H2O.

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The stars over Tahlequah seemed just a bit dimmer Tuesday evening, when Northeastern State University held its 25th annual "Lights On" ceremony in front of Seminary Hall.

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As part of a growing effort to feed hungry people in Cherokee County, First Christian Church of Tahlequah has become the newest site for a Mobile Food Pantry.

David Simons spent 11 years of his childhood in Cherokee County. The 44-year-old now lives in Longmont, Colo., and he still misses the lush greenery and abundant fish of Northeastern Oklahoma.

During her 37 years of teaching, Baldridge also taught at Watts Public Schools, Tahlequah Public Schools, and for a bilingual program through the Cherokee Nation assisting local educational agencies.

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Few people endured more hardship than those living in the Indian Territory during the Civil War.

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While the weather begins to cool in Northeastern Oklahoma, Tahlequah and the surrounding area are preparing for the holiday season.

In Cookson, several events are in the works. 

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A groovy scene unfolded in downtown Tahlequah Saturday, when Volkswagen enthusiasts from Oklahoma and beyond attended the V-Dubs on Main festival.

It's spirit week for Tahlequah Public Schools, and students are dressing up in costumes to show their pride.

The people of Tahlequah seem to take their Mexican food seriously, as a question on the Tahlequah Daily Press Facebook page asking for readers' favorite places garnered more responses than a local school bond election did last week.

While residents of Tahlequah may enjoy the array of Mexican restaurants around town, opinions conflict about the best, perhaps because every place has a little something different to offer.

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The world has become a much larger place thanks to social media and cellular apps. They allow people to stay connected with friends, create an online presence to help market brands or businesses, stay up to date with current events - or just fill up spare time.

Mingo Acebedo, Jeremy Armstrong, and Darian Washington set up a tent at the Cherokee National Capitol Building Thursday, as Cherokee National Holiday begins Friday and runs through Sunday.

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The natural water sources within Cherokee County are numerous, but some aren't easy to find, hidden away and touched by few tourists - like one gem on Fourteen-Mile Creek.

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Between man and nature lies a mysterious element of coexistence, though humans rarely live side by side with feral animals. But one Cherokee County couple learned to share their property with a turkey that was likely a mix between wild and domestic.

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Out of all of Cherokee County's popular swimming holes, one "buried treasure" that's fairly well-known to locals is Boy Scout Hole.

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On the north side of Haskell Hall on the Northeastern State University campus, visitors will see the Redmen Heritage Wall.

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The pool at Northeastern State University's RiverHawks Wellness Center recently added a new feature, which may help attract new guests to the recreational facility.

Downtown Tahlequah is celebrating the season with a Summer of Saturdays, and community members and visitors are invited to discover the specials offered at unique boutiques and restaurants.

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This year, Tahlequah Community Playhouse Inc. was accepted as a replication site for the Penguin Project, a program conceived by Dr. Andrew Morgan that provides an opportunity for children with special needs, ages 10-21, to participate in the performing arts.

Twelve cyclists participating in the 2017 Remember the Removal Bike Ride left the Cherokee Nation Tuesday to begin a three-week, 950-mile trek retracing the northern route of the Trail of Tears.

Kelly Francis and her grandmother Katie Francis, took Kelly's daughter Aubriella Young, 3, and niece Makhia Pettit, 11, to Felts Park Thursday.

For those waiting until the last minute, there are several spots around Tahlequah where one might find the perfect gift for mom.

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TV's most famous talking horse didn't do autographs, but plenty of memorabilia immortalizes Mister Ed and the show that ran during 1961-'66. Plenty of fans make the trip to Tahlequah to see a big memento: Mister Ed's grave marker.

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The co-op carries a selection of over 4,000 local food items and craft goods, which includes vegetables, as well as a variety of meat.

The atmosphere was light, the music was good and the smiles were contagious at the Tahlequah Senior Citizens Center's dance.

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When residents of Tahlequah need a venue for a modest get-together, one of their options is the city owned Brookside Center.

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For beginners looking to build their own gardens this year, there are a number of variables to consider.

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Akins said he had almost given up on finding his lost brother, until one day in early February, when he received a Facebook message from Bolding.

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Thursday's event was designed specifically as a Valentine's celebration, offering couples to have a night out during the month of love.

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The Nickel Preserve Winter Bird Count is in, and on Sunday, wildlife enthusiasts and volunteers say they found 57 different species of feathered friends in the 17,000 acres in the foothills of the Ozark Mountains.

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Obituaries

TAHLEQUAH [mdash] age 43. Homemaker. Died December 8th, 2019 in Tahlequah, OK. Funeral services December 16th, 2019 at 2:00 PM at Reed-Culver Chapel. Visitation December 13th, 2019 from 1:00-6:00 PM at Reed-Culver Funeral Home.

ROSE[mdash] NAME: Robert Clarke Pirsch AGE: 58 TOWN: Rose OCCUPATION: Electronics Technician DIED: Dec. 10, 2019 SERVICES: Private Family Service

PRYOR [mdash] age 63. Med Tech. Died December 8th, 2019 in Pryor, OK. Services December 13th at 10:00 AM at Reed-Culver Chapel. Burial at Tahlequah City Cemetery. Visitation December 12th from 1:00-6:00 PM at Reed- Culver

TAHLEQUAH[mdash] NAME: Lan Cong Van AGE: 38 TOWN: Tahlequah OCCUPATION: Nail Technician DIED: Dec. 7, 2019 SERVICES: Services in Fort Lauderdale, Florida, Forest Lawn Funeral Home