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A Family Tradition of Military Service Leads Birdwell to the VA
Washington, Oklahoma
A daughter and granddaughter of Vietnam, World War II and World War I veterans, Stephanie Birdwell, Cherokee Nation of Oklahoma, brings understanding and passion to her job as t...
October 24 2014
Inhofe pigeon shoot fundraiser draws fire from Cherokees, animal rights activists
Kiowa, Oklahoma
LONE WOLF, Okla. – One by one, hundreds of pigeon carcasses are scooped up from the ground and tossed into large black trash bags. Their last flight began when they were hurled into the crosshairs of a group of campaign contributors for U.S. Sen. James Inhofe (R-OK).
October 10 2014
The Cherokee Nation and RBSC sign a “Memorandum of Agreement” That Brings Smart Connect to the
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
RBSC Oklahoma LLC, a Tahlequah based Telecommunications firm, will introduce its state-of-the-art, fiber based, Smart Private Network (SPN) to the Cherokee Nation. (PRWeb September 19, 2014) Read the full story at http://www.prweb.com/releases/2014/09/prweb12183886.htm
September 22 2014
The Other Day: Finding my place in Cherokee tapestry
Grove, Oklahoma
In order for Pinocchio to become a real boy, he needed to prove himself “brave, truthful and unselfish.”
August 26 2014
NSU: Administrative employees reap more benefits than just higher pay
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
The third in a series about salaries in higher education Northeastern State University is one of Cherokee County’s largest employers, and all of its 39 administrators earn more than double the per capita income of $17,504.
August 18 2014
Cherokee Nation Spurs Growth in Ochelata
Washington
The Cherokee Nation is helping breathe new life into the small town of Ochelata in Washington County, Oklahoma, where Main Street is now repaved, city water is clearer, and a $9...
August 12 2014
Cherokee Nation Helps Fund Study for Safer Drinking Water
Granite, Oklahoma
The Cherokee Nation entered into an agreement with the town of Welch on Thursday to help pilot a study to provide healthier drinking water for residents....
August 11 2014
Man who fled sex offender transition program in Cherokee captured in Oklahoma
Cherokee, Oklahoma
A man who fled from a sex offender transition program at the Mental Health Institute in Cherokee, Iowa has been apprehended in Tulsa, Oklahoma.
August 09 2014
Missing Cherokee, Iowa, sex offender found in Oklahoma
Iowa
A man who left a Cherokee, Iowa, sex-offender treatment program was jailed without bail in Oklahoma on Friday.
August 08 2014
Breastfeeding education a key to success
Oklahoma
The WIC programs with the Cherokee Nation and with the Cherokee County Health Department are celebrating World Breastfeeding Week.
August 07 2014
Cherokee Nation Invests $9.5m to Spur Growth in Ochelata
Washington
The Cherokee Nation is helping breathe new life into the small town of Ochelata in Washington County, Oklahoma where Main Street is now repaved, city water is clearer, and a $9...
August 06 2014
Boards keep city, county afloat
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
City and county officials rely on a variety of boards to oversee diverse and complex issues, and many of their members work behind the scenes to keep the wheels of government oiled and turning. The city of Tahlequah currently has 10 boards and three trust authorities. Cherokee County has two county-specific boards.
August 02 2014
Man arrested for blackmailing woman for sex
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies put a man behind bars Monday night after he allegedly tried to blackmail a woman by threatening to post nude photos of her on the Internet if she did not meet him for sex.
July 30 2014
Pair accused of threatening man
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Two men behind bars at the Cherokee County Detention Center are accused of wielding a knife and gun and assaulting a man at a trailer park on West Keetoowah Sunday afternoon. Tahlequah Officer Reed Felts spoke with Reinaldo Flores, who told officers he heard a knock on his door and went to answer it.
July 30 2014
Pill cache nets arrest for area teen
Jones, Oklahoma
Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies arrested a 15-year-old boy over the holiday weekend after the teenager’s mother discovered him with over 100 prescription pills of various sort. Deputies said they were called to State Highway 51 east, near Welling Road, when the boy’s mother found pills in a sunglasses bag.
July 30 2014
Woman accused of stealing cash, taking it to casino
Jones, Oklahoma
A 35-year-old Tahlequah woman is free on bond after she allegedly took $1,200 from a man who had been jailed for old warrants. Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies said they spoke with Jason Jones last week after Jones was arrested by park rangers for the outstanding warrants. Jones said he came to Oklahoma to see family, and when he was arrested, he left his wallet and cash with one of his ...
July 30 2014
State gets A for flu shots for seniors
Cherokee, Oklahoma
Health-related news is not all bad for the state. The state has made significant improvement in two areas, according to the health department.
July 27 2014
State has fourth-highest death rate
Cherokee, Oklahoma
Oklahoma has many health challenges, but there is reason to be hopeful, according to the State of the State’s Health Report. The report includes county and statewide information regarding mortality rates, leading causes of death, disease rates, risk factors and behaviors and socioeconomic factors.
July 27 2014
Man stable after crash
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
A 57-year-old Tahlequah man was listed in stable condition Sunday evening after a crash on Old Toll Gate Road in northern Cherokee County.
July 25 2014
Cherokee County gets new arts and humanities group
Tahlequah, Oklahoma
A new organization was recently formed to support all the arts in the Tahlequah area: the Cherokee County Arts and Humanities Coalition.
July 25 2014
Seniors benefit by delaying retirement
Cherokee, Oklahoma
Suggestions may help county’s 11.8 percent 55-64 segment When most people think of retirement, they envision a life of leisure and comfort, and the money to ensure it. But Cherokee County residents considering retirement may be interested to learn they could earn more by delaying collecting Social Security benefits.
July 19 2014
Pair arrested for drug possession
Muskogee, Oklahoma
Two Tahlequah residents were being held at the Cherokee County Detention Center Monday after their arrest on drug-possession charges.
July 19 2014
Couple charged with kidnapping children
Sparks, Oklahoma
Prosecutors have formally charged a Mannford couple who allegedly took two young children from their guardian last month and fled Cherokee County.
July 16 2014
Cherokee councilors OK budget boost
Hulbert, Oklahoma
The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved an act increasing the tribe’s total comprehensive budget by over $3 million during the regular meeting Monday night.
July 15 2014
Woman rescued after rollover
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Tahlequah firefighters, the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office, medics and others responded when a vehicle rolled off the road and into the trees.
July 15 2014
Series of storms bring needed rain to ‘abnormally dry’ Cherokee County
Hulbert, Oklahoma
Rainfall in and around Cherokee County is bringing relief to an abnormally dry area of the state, while folks in western Oklahoma are hoping they can get even a small taste of what the rest of the state has received.
July 15 2014
Party for the senses
Oklahoma
All of the senses could have been satisfied at the Cherokee Capitol Square this past weekend, as music, art, food, and drink mixed it up during Arts on the Avenue. The event kicked off at noon Friday, with the River City Players taking the stage, and ran until 5 p.m. Saturday. Over 40 artists had set up tents and tables around the historic Cherokee Capitol building.
July 15 2014
Man arrested for marijuana possession
Commerce, Oklahoma
Tahlequah police and Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies arrested a local man this week after finding marijuana in his apartment.
July 15 2014
Pair nabbed for having booze, pot in car
Jones, Oklahoma
Cherokee County sheriff’s deputies say two Tahlequah residents were arrested recently with alcohol, marijuana and three children in a vehicle.
July 12 2014
Local bat population may be under threat
Commerce, Oklahoma
Cherokee County’s bat population could be under threat from a disease that is not deadly in itself, but can set up a chain reaction that can ultimately decimate whole colonies. Many years ago, professors at Northeastern State University studied the local bat population, mainly consisting of the big-eared bat, and at the time, little brown bats. Although the bats favored caves are generally ...
July 11 2014
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