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The interpretation of the law extends not only to the courts, but to individuals who parent just as they were parented, or have learned what works for their children.

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Next week, Oct. 14-18, the School Nutrition Association celebrates National School Lunch Week, established by President John F. Kennedy in 1962 to "promote the importance of a healthy school lunch in a child's life and the impact it has inside and outside of the classroom."

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The Tahlequah Police Department on Friday released the body camera footage of Monday’s officer-involved fatal shooting, and Police Chief Nate King said it shows officers acted courageously.

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MUSKOGEE – Two Tahlequah women, one of whom owned a local business that abruptly shut down this summer, have been charged in federal court.

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In anticipation of the 2020 count, the Census Bureau is looking to hire thousands of people for temporary jobs.


The overnight precipitation will push Illinois River water levels back into the upper range of what is considered “minor” flood stages at the Watts and Chewey gauge stations, and what is the lower range for “moderate” flooding at Tahlequah gauge station, according to d Fite, vice president f…

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Administrators of four Cherokee County schools this week shared policies and thoughts about corporal punishment as a disciplinary measure.

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To spank or not to spank: That's a question parents have faced since time out of mind. Some parents do it, and others would never think of it.

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Undersheriff Jason Chennault has been in law enforcement for 21 years, and most of that time has been spent in the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office.

Thousands of new books are being put in front of Grand View School students this year, as the school has received an Innovative Approaches to Literacy grant.

One driver was taken to the hospital after a four-vehicle crash Wednesday afternoon. Police said the driver of a Toyota pickup truck wasn't paying attention when she slammed into the back of a KI BOIS Area Transit System bus on South Muskogee Avenue. The collision caused the bus the slam int…

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In a discrimination case specific to Fort Collins, Colorado, the 10th Circuit Court of Appeals has ruled that if men can go topless in public, so can women. But women who bare their breasts in public may still be cited in Cherokee County.

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The Grand River Dam Authority’s board of directors voted unanimously on Wednesday to pay an additional $585,000 to a Denver, Colo., engineering firm hired through a no-bid contract to design a whitewater rafting park on the Illinois River near the Oklahoma-Arkansas border.

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Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King has released the names of the officers involved in the fatal shooting earlier this week of Bobby Lee Vaughn.


Relay for Life of Cherokee County launched its first kick-off event of the year - Roll Over Cancer - Saturday under Morgan Street Pavilion.

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A resurgence is a revival or rising, and that's what the United Keetoowah Band themed the 69th Annual Keetoowah Celebration this past weekend.

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Before the Cherokee Nation hosted a soft opening for its new outpatient facility Monday, Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said during a meeting with Indian Health Services earlier in the day that the tribe is the "gold standard in health care in Indian Country."

The Tahlequah City Council approved a benefit renewal for city employees during an Oct. 7 meeting, although it will require higher premiums for the upper-level plan.

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Area residents pulled a truck with a rope, blended smoothies with a bicycle, and climbed a wall downtown Saturday as part of the health and wellness project Open Streets Tahlequah.


State Rep. Matt Meredith responded this week to persistent criticism about his voting record at the statehouse, on the heels of a report that he missed the fifth most votes among House of Representatives members.

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A rainstorm over the weekend forced roads to shut down in Cherokee County Monday, as the Illinois River’s level rose to flood warning levels, but were reopened later in the evening.

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Federal Reserve Bank of Kansas City President Esther George told a local audience Friday that former U.S. Sen. Robert Owen's role in helping establish the chartered institutions played a major role in why she visited Tahlequah: He spent time in Tahlequah and Muskogee before serving in Congress.

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Tahlequah Police Chief Nate King confirmed Monday evening that the suspect in an hours-long standoff is dead.

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A rainstorm over the weekend has forced roads to shut down in Cherokee County, as the Illinois River’s level rose to flood warning levels Monday.

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Once visitors stepped onto the grounds of Hunter's Home in Park Hill Friday, they left behind the tools used by modern society and took up trades of the 19th century.

OKLAHOMA CITY -- These days there's often a crumpled criminal citation crammed in the back pocket of the shoplifting suspects Norm Smaligo busts.

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A boy was taken to Tulsa County Juvenile Center after he told his father he was going to stick a hatchet in his head.

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HULBERT - Sequoyah State Park was expecting the most people it had hosted in a while as BioBlitz Oklahoma began Friday afternoon.

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The country appears divided regarding allegations made against President Donald Trump for soliciting a foreign country to investigate a political opponent, and Democrats have initiated an impeachment inquiry.

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The status of certain Native Americans throughout the country remains a concern among citizens of federally-recognized tribes, who say the "fake" indigenous groups can do grave damage to legitimate ones.

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The Tahlequah City Council approved putting potential options in place after officials discovered the general fund was running a deficit.

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A Tahlequah man told officers to kill him as he held a knife to his own throat.

This Week's Circulars


STILWELL [mdash] Lowee Ferrell, 76, died October 8, 2019 in Muskogee, OK. Funeral services will be held 2pm Tuesday October 15, 2019 in the Hart Funeral Chapel in Tahlequah, OK.

TAHLEQUAH [mdash] NAME: Zachariah Toney AGE: 35 TOWN: Tahlequah OCCUPATION: DIED: October 10, 2019 SERVICES: No services at this time

TAHLEQUAH [mdash] NAME: Regina Mills AGE: 71 TOWN: Tahlequah OCCUPATION: Owner Vidalia's DIED: October 9, 2019 SERVICES: 11:00 October 16, 2019, Green Country Funeral Home

DALLAS [mdash] age 51. HVAC Critical Facilities Engineer. Died Thursday, August 29th, 2019 in Dallas, TX. Graveside services Saturday, October 12th, 2019 at 11:00pm at Swimmer Cemetery in Hulbert, OK.

TAHLEQUAH [mdash] age 54. Registered Nurse. Died October 7th in Tahlequah, OK. Memorial services October 11th at 2:00pm at Love Light Christian Center. Visitation October 10th from 2:00pm until 8:00pm at Reed-Culver Funeral Home.