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The Tahlequah Public Works Authority Board of Trustees asked to take a closer look at measured and recorded information, during a Jan. 21 meeting, when they realized something wasn't adding up.

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Amid a surging wave of the COVID omicron variant, Tahlequah area restaurants are again struggling to convince customers to walk through their doors.

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Briggs School has won the first annual Dr. Robert Slavin Success for All Award, which is given to a district or school that has made achievements using the Success for All program.

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Oklahoma tribal leaders celebrated Friday when the Supreme Court of the U.S. declined to overturn the McGirt decision — while state leaders said the top court agreeing to hear argument to limit its scope is a step in the right direction.

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As the filing period for the Oklahoma Legislature comes to an end, among the bills submitted was one by Senate Pro Tempore Greg Treat, R-OKC, to provide parents with funding to send their children to private school or supplement home-schooling expenses.

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The Cherokee County Health Department informed patients this week that samples for COVID-19 testing were lost while being transported.

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The Northeastern State University/Community Chorus is kicking off the new year in tune, with a performance scheduled for April, and the group will be accepting new members until Feb. 1

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HULBERT – Old Man Winter arrived during story time at the Hulbert Community Library. As temperatures dropped, kids had a chance to read books on winter and snow, while bundled up.

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Officials with the Tahlequah Public Works Authority announced they have closed the lobby, effective Thursday, Jan. 20.

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Local politicians are responding to a report by CNHI Oklahoma Bureau Chief Janelle Stecklein that Gov. Kevin Stitt is devising an “outside the box” plan to urge state employees to substitute teach in elementary and secondary school classrooms for no additional pay.

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HULBERT – The 42nd annual Western Hill Winter Bluegrass Festival will take place on Jan. 20-22 at the Lodge at Sequoyah State Park, and people will come from all over Oklahoma and surrounding states.

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Hulbert Public Schools announced on Wednesday, Jan. 19, that the district would move to virtual learning from Jan. 20-21 to mitigate the spread of COVID-19.

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On Feb. 8, Tahlequah residents can vote on a bond issue that would fund construction projects throughout the district, and administrators are making their case for its passage.

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Some people are drawn to the outdoors, blazing trails for the rest of the world to follow in their footsteps. And while the comfort of home has never been so plush, the earth’s scenic landscape is attracting more and more nature buffs to get outside and experience the countryside around them.

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Briggs resident Sheila Dreadfulwater recently received the President’s Gold Volunteer Service Award after having been nominated by the American Red Cross for work she did in 2021.

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The Cherokee County Board of Commissioners, during a Jan. 18 meeting, approved expenditure documentation for American Rescue Plan Act funds totaling over $1.62 million.

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In a world with voice commands, swiping, predictive text, and virtual keyboards, nothing beats properly using a QWERTY keyboard to digitally transmit the written word.

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Whether it’s CPA, CFA, or CFP, there are a number of acronyms and initials for those with expertise in finances to place behind their name, and each signifies a different function.

January is School Board Appreciation Month and during the Keys Board of Education meeting last week, members were recognized for their contributions. The board was also updated on the current COVID situation, which required the district to switch to distance learning and reschedule of many o…

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In December 2021, the U.S. The Department of State announced that Americans will be paying a little more for passports, which will affect local residents interested in traveling out of the country this year.

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More than 560 new COVID-19 cases and three new deaths were recorded in Cherokee County over the past couple of weeks, joining more than 79,000 active cases across the state as a third surge in infections up.

According to data from the Oklahoma Employment Security Commission, Cherokee County's jobless rate for November was lower than the previous month, and significantly lower from the same time last year.

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Two area residents recently complained that compliance with the American Disabilities Act of 1990 is slipping, and that some institutions don't offer adequate access.

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Experts in the mental health field have some good ideas as to why and how teenagers become addicted to social media, but they say there are ways to prevent it.

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Reasor’s Foods, which started in Tahlequah, is on the cusp of undergoing changes announced in November 2021, as it transitions from an independent grocery chain to part of Texas-based Brookshire Grocery Co.

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Amid a surging omicron variant, for Martin Luther King Jr. Day this year, most schools are not planning extravagant celebrations as they have in the past.

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On Thursday, Jan. 13, Tahlequah Public Schools announced the district would move to distance learning on Friday, Jan. 14, joining a growing number of Cherokee County schools taking that route.

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