TAHLEQUAH — These photos were provided to the Tahlequah Press by Facebook friend Kim DeLong. They were taken at the junction of Highways 33 and 99, near Drumright. Kim tells us everyone has been safely evacuated.
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Judith Anderson opened her home to the history tour and shared about its history and some of her family background.
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You can believe whatever local lore you want, and even tell it to others, but Tahlequah does not mean “two is enough.”
AAUW to celebrate diamond anniversary
For 132 years, the American Association of University Women has promoted equity and education for women of all ages. The nonprofit organization takes positions on social, economic, educational and political issues and has a mission to protect the rights and advancement of all females.
Portable meth labs confiscated
More than two dozen “shake-and-bake” methamphetamine labs were discovered by investigators Wednesday evening at a home between Watts and West Siloam Springs.
Awareness of self, others key to mental health
Promoting good mental wellness has been a practice since the mid-19th century.
Carnival against cancer
For the past eight years, Tahlequah Middle School has come together with members of the community to raise money for the American Cancer Society.
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Sequoyah’s Ryan Helsley puts up a shot during a game against Victory Christian this past school year. Helsley picked up postseason honors in football, basketball and baseball during his senior season.
Arnall instills sense of pride in students
For 18 years, Cheryl Arnall has enjoyed her career as an educator. This year, she’s a first-grade teacher at Heritage Elementary, which just opened for the 2012-’13 school year.
She teaches in a self-contained classroom, which means she teaches all subjects.
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- Bright casuals in vogue for summer
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Man charged with abuse for spanking boy 20 times
Cherokee County prosecutors have filed child abuse charges against a local man who allegedly spanked a boy 20 times with a wooden paddle.
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- Deputies take report of musical equipment stolen from church
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Expert: Schools need shelters
Ninety-four percent of Oklahoma schools do not have tornado shelters, according to Gov. Mary Fallin, even though at least one weather expert says they should be standard. With two Moore schools destroyed in Monday’s EF-5 tornado — and ...
Kebabs: Health kick on a stick
Grilling is a simple way to feed your family well this summer. Start with a lean meat and a healthful marinade and then allow the grill to strip away additional fat for a heart-healthy and waist-friendly final result. Plus, grilling caramelizes the natural sugars in foods, which adds flavor without additional calories and fat.
Boy Scouts: Yes to gay youths, no to adults
The Boy Scouts of America on Thursday ended its ban on openly gay youths but maintained a prohibition on gay adult leaders, a decision framed as a compromise but one that could lead to litigation and thousands of defections from one of America's largest youth organizations.
Twitter introduces website security tool after AP account hacked
Twitter is adding a new security tool to its website, making it harder for outsiders to gain access to accounts, a month after a false posting triggered a stock-market decline.
Mayor wants tornado shelters in new homes
Moore Mayor Glenn Lewis wants tornado shelters in all new homes in his city, where an EF-5 tornado damaged or destroyed more than 12,500 homes Monday afternoon. A proposed ordinance would require a shelter inside or outside each new residence.
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