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Whether it is out on the Illinois River, on the shore of Lake Tenkiller, or somewhere in the city, Tahlequah residents and visitors will have a plethora of activities to choose from over Labor Day weekend.

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For over 100 years, children and artists have had access to an inexpensive option for adding color to the world: crayons.

During the Aug. 21 Tahlequah Industrial Authority meeting, the board took no action on a possible purchase, approval of purchase and/or appraisal of the United Methodist Children's Home or property located at or around 7 Mathis Park Drive.

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An Oklahoma Recreational Trails Program grant has tentatively been approved for $240,000 in funding, which means an anticipated city nature park preserve project on Mission can now move forward.

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During the Opioid Epidemic Response event hosted by the OSU Center of Health Sciences Center for Wellness & Recovery in July, Sarah Johnson gave a report on findings from a project she directs through the Cherokee County Health Services Council.

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Cherokee Nation citizens have expressed concern about allegations circulating that improper donations were made from leftover campaign money from tribal candidates to the Oklahoma Democratic Party, though a campaign manager denies the claim.

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Although one of the founders of the Cherokee Nation River Cane Initiative said he was laid off from the program, tribal officials say they plan to continue its mission of preservation.

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Multimillionaire sex offender Jeffrey Epstein seemed to have slipped through the cracks and may have even lucked out by taking his own life, depending on perspective. But local jail personnel work to ensure something like that doesn't happen in Cherokee County.

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HULBERT - Representatives from the Oklahoma Department of Transportation met with residents during an open house meeting Tuesday to discuss safety improvements to State Highway 51 and showcase their plans for the upcoming construction project.

The city of Tahlequah and its Solid Waste Department, in cooperation with the Cherokee Nation Environmental Program, will host a fall free dump day for all Cherokee County citizens from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. on Sept. 14 at 1851 N. Douglas Blvd.

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The Tahlequah City Council agreed to hire Arledge & Associates to conduct a forensic review and analyze the city's financial records and to conduct an audit for fiscal year 2019-2020.

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Within minutes after the University Center Ballroom doors opened at Northeastern State University Monday evening, the room was swarming with students, young and old, looking to learn more about the community in which they live.

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The current slang terms "lit" and "on fire" accurately describe Saturday night's event in Norris Park.

It was dubbed Flowquah, and organizers hope to make activities such as drum circles, fire spinning, acoustic jams, and flow art a monthly occurrence.

The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council’s Executive and Finance Committee on Monday unanimously approved the 2020 budget totaling $1.16 billion. This is the fifth consecutive year budget hearings were completed in a single day. All departmental budgets are reviewed and discussed during the process.

Two people were airlifted to Tulsa after driver lost control of a race-ready motorcycle and struck a tree.

Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office K9 Deputy Lucas will receive a vest to protect him from bullets and knives, thanks to a donation from nonprofit organization.

The Tahlequah Public Works Authority Board of Directors during its Aug. 16 meeting approved the resolution adoption of the Environmental Information Document for Improvements to the Wastewater Treatment Plant.

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With plenty of music, food, and prizes, the fifth annual Under the Sea Senior Prom was a success, according to organizers.

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Qualifying families with young children in Tahlequah and six other cities can enroll in a home-based education program called Helping U Grow Successfully.

Jeremy Lee "Chooch" Poafpybitty, 33, was sentenced to 24 months in prison and three years of supervised release for assaulting a postal worker with a deadly and dangerous weapon.

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Areas around Lake Tenkiller were a lot cleaner after Thursday and Friday, even though the number of volunteers may not have been what the Tidy Up Tenkiller organizers were hoping for.

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Although movie buffs have access to thousands of flicks through various streaming services these days, visiting the theater is still considered the ultimate movie-watching experience.

Tahlequah Public Schools Board of Education met Thursday night for the first time since the school year began.

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A Cherokee Nation citizen and former tribal councilor has reportedly asked the Bureau of Indian Affairs to investigate and nullify results of the Cherokee Nation principal chief election that occurred in June.

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Supporters for Medicaid expansion in Oklahoma have until Oct. 28 to collect 178,000 signatures if the measure is to be put to a vote of the people in 2020 - and locals have already begun pitching in to acquire names.

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The state's only traveling exhibit of exclusively Oklahoma artists is free and open to the public at the Changing Gallery in Cort Mall, 215 S. Muskogee Ave.

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Saiane Studie, the Tahlequah teenager who allegedly stabbed her stepfather to death on June 25, said she drove to her boyfriend's apartment after "everything went bad."

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Two Tahlequah city officials have been placed on administrative leave, one for contract review and the other pending an investigation.

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With the opening of the Cherokee National History Museum last week, the tribe's Cultural Tourism Department had to decide who and what would be included among the initial temporary exhibit on the first floor of the old Cherokee Nation Capitol Building.

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Founded in 1921, Soroptimist International has had a club in Tahlequah for decades. Its mission is to improve "the lives of women and girls through programs leading to social and economic empowerment."

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It was standing room only in the Chota Conference Center in Tahlequah Wednesday, when more than 1,500 people gathered to watch the inauguration of Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr., Deputy Chief Bryan Warner, and eight tribal councilors.

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Two Tahlequah city officials have been placed on administrative leave pending action from the City Council.

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The beginning of college can be a daunting experience for many young students, but Northeastern State University's Department of Student Engagement is helping its freshmen get prepared for their first semester.

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Newly elected Ward 4 Tahlequah City Councilor Trae Ratliff is ready to get his hands dirty in renovations at the beloved Phoenix Park Ball Fields.

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For the second year, Help In Crisis will host a Black and White Masquerade Ball to raise awareness and funds. The event is set for Oct. 26.

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A report of threats being made sent a Cherokee County sheriff's deputy to check out the situation.

Good, regular sales with many repeat customers have kept R.C. and Paula Smith vendors at the Tahlequah Farmers' Market since April 2018.

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After a rash of complaints on social media, Tahlequah Public Schools is allowing students who have not returned meal program forms or put money in their accounts to charge meals for the next few days.

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Obituaries

KANSAS [mdash] age 77. Machine Operator. Died August 13th in Tulsa. Mass of Christian Burial August 23rd at 10:00am at St. Brigid Catholic Church. Burial at Molly Field Cemetery. Rosary service August 22nd at 7:00pm at Reed-Culver.

STILWELL [mdash] age 52. Job Corp Floor Supervisor. Died August 17th in Tulsa, OK. Services August 22nd at 2:00pm at Cherry Tree Church. Burial at Feathers. Visitation August 21st from 1:00pm until 7:00pm at Reed-Culver.

Born Holdenville, OK. 25Apr1936; - went to be with the Lord, 30Jul2019 Ft. Worth,Tx. A celebration of life will be held at 10:30 AM on 2019-08-19 at Dallas Indian UMC, 1203 Hollywood Ave, Dallas, TX 75208, USA.

NAME: Michael King AGE: 65 TOWN: Tahlequah OCCUPATION: Convenience Store Owner DIED: August 12, 2019 SERVICES: 10:00 AM Monday August 19, 2019, St Brigid Catholic Church