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VERDIGRIS — Dresses of all kind – black and pastel, short and long, lace and sequin – wait in the Verdigris Band building to be purchased.

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Claremore City Councilor Debbie Long announced her resignation from the Claremore City Council, effective Monday, January 24, 2022. She has represented Ward I since March of 2021 and is leaving the Council for personal reasons.

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MCALESTER — A tear rolled down the face of an admitted double-murderer as he mouthed something to witnesses on the other side of the death chamber glass.

ATHENS, Tenn. (AP) — A Tennessee school district has voted to ban a Pulitzer Prize winning graphic novel about the Holocaust due to "inappropriate language" and an illustration of a nude woman, according to minutes from a board meeting.

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A water leak that’s been impacting the Blue Starr Drive and Florence Avenue intersection for years has been identified and fixed.

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Reasor’s LLC and Brookshire Grocery Co. (BGC) are excited to announce the finalization of their agreement first announced in November. With the confirmed support from the Reasor’s Employee Stock Ownership Program (ESOP), Reasor’s stores are now a new division of BGC.

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WASHINGTON (AP) — Liberal Supreme Court Justice Stephen Breyer is retiring, giving President Joe Biden an opening he has pledged to fill by naming the first Black woman to the high court.

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TULSA – The Cherokee Nation Film Office has announced it will soon offer a groundbreaking film incentive program, becoming the first tribal film office in the U.S. to do so. The Cherokee Nation Film Incentive will provide up to $1 million in annual funding for productions filmed within the C…

When the curtain rises at Oklahoma City’s Civic Center next week for “Oklahoma!,” audience members from around the state will sing along to the toe-tapping tunes with pride.

WILL ROGERS MEMORIAL MUSEUMS — From the moment, Bart Taylor’s white gloved hands held documents of correspondence between Will Rogers and Franklin Delano Roosevelt, he was riveted with their time in history.

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Will Rogers Library now offers the internet to go! Beginning this week library patrons age 13 and over can check out a Mobile Hotspot, a small portable device offering free wireless Internet access to library patrons and families who do not have a reliable Internet connection at home.

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Rogers State University’s Bartlesville campus established a partnership with Phillips 66 to equip students majoring in business with real-world experience while earning their degree.

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TAHLEQUAH — Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. signed an executive order to re-establish the tribe’s task force on domestic violence, following up on similar action he took last year.

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Will Rogers Junior High will extend distance learning through Friday. The plan is to return to in-person learning Monday.

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CATOOSA — The Cherokee Nation’s Catoosa Tag Office is temporarily relocating to the former JW Sam Elementary School building, 701 W. Rollins St., and will reopen to tribal citizens at that new location starting Wednesday, January 19.

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S. 4110 Rd./N.W. Franklin closes tomorrow near the SH-20 realignment project over Keetonville Hill in Rogers County. The road will be closed until further notice as part of the ongoing improvement project. This $44 million project, designed to improve four miles of SH-20 in Rogers County, be…

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At the 2022 OSU Extension Biennial Conference Awards Program the 2022 OSU Extension Outstanding Team comes from the Northeast District and Rogers County OSU Extension. Together they created the educational program Freezer Beef Production: Pasture to Plate.

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The deadline to request absentee ballots by mail for the Feb. 8 Election is approaching. Applications must be received by the County Election Board no later than 5 p.m. Jan. 24th 2022.

To help support the growth and development of K-12 mentoring programs in Oklahoma, the Oklahoma Foundation for Excellence has announced the recipients of its first Boren Mentoring Initiative start-up grants and opportunity grants totaling $15,000.

The challenges of supply-chain shortages are again affecting markets in Tahlequah and elsewhere, and customers are beginning to notice its effects.

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Oklahoma State Department of Health District 4 Mobile Wellness clinics planned for today in Bartlesville at Agape Mission and Casa Hispana and tomorrow at Tulsa Port of Catoosa have been cancelled.

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The American Red Cross is facing a national blood crisis – its worst blood shortage in more than a decade. Dangerously low blood supply levels are posing a concerning risk to patient care and forcing doctors to make difficult decisions about who receives blood transfusions and who will need …

Rogers State University’s academic scholarship application deadline for the fall 2022 semester is set for March 1. RSU freshmen who are admitted before March 1 and meet scholarship requirements will automatically be awarded one of three institutional scholarships.

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RCB Bank, a $4.2 billion community bank with 65 locations in 36 cities across Oklahoma and Kansas, is now accepting applications for its 2022 internship program.

OKLAHOMA CITY — A state lawmaker wants to allow tribes to offer sports betting for the first time in casinos in a bid to bolster public school funding and legalize a multi-million dollar underground industry.

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