An insightful 2009 retreat stirred Tahlequah resident Erin Webb’s passion to see girls and women live free and fulfilled lives, and she continues to spread hope and open conversations through the nonprofit Beautiful You.
MUSKOGEE, Okla. (AP) — A 23-year-old Oklahoma man has been arrested for allegedly taking part in the storming of the U.S. Capitol this month by supporters of then-President Donald Trump.
Christie and Steve Gruber are not originally from Cherokee County, but they moved here to be close to family. They share a common quality with Brantley and Bethanne Tinnin, of Westville, as foster parents.
State lawmakers completed filing this week, with 1,942 House bills and 1,035 Senate bills filed for the first session of Oklahoma's 58th Legislature.
Foster parents provide children with love, protection, and a listening ear so they can learn to bond. This can help them feel happy and secure, and eventually become caring adults.
After Gov. Kevin Stitt called on Native tribes Friday to begin negotiations with the state on issues that could arise as a result of the U.S. Supreme Court’s McGirt decision, the Cherokee Nation responded by emphasizing the balance between its interests and the state's.
It's been three weeks since the new year began, and many health resolutions have likely fallen by the wayside. But those with an aptitude for health and wellness know setbacks in exercise and diet routines are common, and the calendar does not dictate when a person can start living a healthi…
Looking back through the Greenway of the Cherokee Ozarks Facebook page, some ideas presented in 2013 have come to fruition in Tahlequah, including the creekside trail. Then, as time passed and leadership in the group changed, steam for the regional path of recreational opportunities and natu…
"I don’t have a car; can I still get a vaccine?" "In what category do I fall?" "I have an allergy; can I take the vaccine?" "When is the best time to schedule?" "Why can’t I find a location to get the vaccine?"
The rise of the cannabis industry in the U.S. has provided benefits for people's health and the economy, but it has also created a waste problem, as most products come in plastic containers.
Wednesday served as the dawn of a new era and new administration in the White House, as 46th president of the United States, Joe Biden, was sworn into office after an election that caused a mass division among Americans.
It didn't take long for President Joe Biden to take his first actions. Only hours after his inauguration, Biden signed 17 executive orders, memorandums and proclamations, many of which reversed Donald Trump's policies.
Big Business is retaliating against members of Congress who voted against certifying President Joe Biden’s election victory by pledging to suspend some or all political donations. But whether the movement among the country’s largest companies to reevaluate political spending is a sign of cha…
With tensions high across the nation and the 46th president just being sworn in, lively discussions and opinions are being shared across the country, including among students on the Northeastern State University campus.
HULBERT – The Hulbert Board of Trustees, during a Jan. 19 special meeting, asked for more time to discuss possible disciplinary action against their police chief.
Libraries haven’t been quite the same since the COVID-19 pandemic began, but Hulbert Community Library has continued to connect virtually with its patrons.
Typically at Northeastern State University, Martin Luther King Jr. Day calls for not just a day off from classes, but also a day of service so students can give back to the community through volunteering.
The shoes on people's feet can tell a lot about a them, so keeping them clean and functional can help can prevent negative judgments, and even ensure healthy feet themselves.
Experts are urging humans to get their four-legged friends trained, with January being National Train Your Dog Month.
Less than a year after COVID-19's effect on the U.S. was observed, a vaccine has already been developed and is being administered to the public.
For Rachel Holloway, one of the best parts of growing up as a Farinelli kid was the ability of her parents, Carl and Cathy, to turn any situation into a positive one - or, at least, an effective learning experience.
The Tahlequah Day Center needs new donations, as the number of lunches served has reached record numbers in recent months.
Many high school students set their bars very high when it comes to enrolling for college. Regardless of what career path they may choose, getting the best education - perhaps with help from scholarships - is a priority to many.
In the fallout of the U.S. Supreme Court's McGirt vs. Oklahoma ruling, in which the court held the Muscogee (Creek) Nation's reservation was never disestablished, Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt quickly tried to wrest jurisdiction over environmental issues in Indian Country. Recently, he got appro…
Tahlequah residents Carl and Cathy Farinelli have spent much of the past year quarantining with their grandchildren in Texas. Both were educators, and the couple raised four children and now help teach their grandkids.
After a year’s worth of canceled events, 2021 is starting to look eerily familiar, as annual gathering dedicated to an eerie creature was called off again.
OKLAHOMA CITY — Black leaders in Oklahoma and local political figures and activists said Friday they find it hard to believe U.S. Sen. James Lankford’s claim that he didn’t understand that challenging the certification of the Electoral College vote would also be seen as a "direct attack" on …
KEYS - The Keys Public School Board of Education met on Monday, when members discussed COVID-19 procedures and athletic plans, and gave updates on the school.
On Martin Luther King Jr. Day, Northeastern State University typically holds a Day of Service event wherein students and organizations can volunteer around the campus and town to give back to the community. They do this by cleaning up debris and trash in the area, doing yard work, and perfor…
Abraham Lincoln once famously said that "a house divided against itself cannot stand," and while he may have been referring to slavery as the greatest stain on American history, the phrase could apply to today's political landscape in the U.S.
HULBERT - The Hulbert Board of Trustees, during a Jan. 14 meeting, approved the purchase of an Offender Data Information System that could clear up skepticism for prosecutors.
The U.S. Supreme Court decision in McGirt v. Oklahoma left tribal nations and the state itself with many questions about what law enforcement will look like here, and some Native leaders hope Congress will help create a new framework of the justice system.
Some people go to college for the experience, some go for the memories, and some go for the opportunities it presents. But nearly everyone who attends higher education classes hopes to build a career, and at Northeastern State University, Career Services helps students in this pursuit.
The Tahlequah Solid Waste superintendent is implementing new and improved ideas to ensure his department doesn’t fall behind.
Religious leaders have traditionally been expected to lead their communities of faith, especially in matters where the religious and secular intersect. That's why Rev. Tammy Schmidt of the First Presbyterian Church has organized an interfaith event where local clergy plan to receive the COVI…
Ever-expanding social media platforms allow people to stay connected, but can attract nefarious characters looking to exploit information others include in their online profiles.
This Week's Circulars
TAHLEQUAH [mdash] Dr. Donn R. Turner, D.O., 73 of Tahlequah died January 23, 2021. Funeral service is 10:00 AM Wednesday January 27, 2021 Green Country Funeral Home. Online condolences may be expessed at tahlequahfuneral.com
TAHLEQUAH [mdash] Dr. Donn R. Turner, beloved physician, husband, father, and grandfather, died Saturday, January 23rd, due to complications from surgery at 73 years old. He was preceded in death by his father, Donn William, and his mother, Oddie. He is survived by his wife, Sue Turner, his …
SILOAM SPRINGS [mdash] William "Ted" Thurman, 78 year old resident of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, died on January 22, 2021 at his home. Ted was born on February 23, 1942 in Talihina, Oklahoma, to William Andrew Thurman and Audrey Mae Downing Thurman. He served in the United States Air Force. T…
TAHLEQUAH [mdash] age 96. Cook. Died January 21st in Tulsa, OK. Graveside Services January 26th at 10:00am at Tahlequah City Cemetery. Visitation January 25th from 4:00pm until 6:00pm at Reed-Culver Funeral Home.
- Cherokee Nation reopens COVID-19 Emergency Assistance program Jan. 25, adding $7M to help Cherokees impacted by pandemic
- Condition of deputy injured in hunting accident improves
- Couple arrested after getting caught in burglary
- Deputy stable after morning hunting accident
- Muskogee man first person from Oklahoma charged in Capitol attack
- Cherokee Nation responds to Stitt call for negotiations with state
- Oklahoma Watch: Stitt Pushes For Schools to Open Amid Worsening Pandemic As Teachers Wait For Vaccine
- Another COVID-related death reported in Cherokee County
- Firefighters deal with out-of-control grass blaze in Keys
- Oklahoma lawmaker proposes Bigfoot hunting season