AC/Okeene take part in tourney

After falling to Covington-Douglas 8-10 to begin action in the Ringwood Spring Swing March 11, Okeene/Aline-Cleo looked to rebound in their second game of the day against the Cherokee Lady Chiefs. After the coin flip the OAC was swinging the bats first and leadoff hitter Keely Hussey quickly made her presence known as she delivered…

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Cherokee softball takes part in the Ringwood Spring Swing tourney

After a 12-0 victory over Buffalo on March 8, Coach Amanda Stinnett’s hoped to use the momentum to propel the Lady Chiefs into the opening round of the Ringwood Spring Swing March 11. In the first game of the tournament, the Lady Chiefs were facing off with Class 3A Crescent. Cherokee had the opportunity to…

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State living choice explained

The Oklahoma Living Choice Program administered by the Oklahoma Health Care Authority can assist residents to move out of a nursing home and back into the community if a resident chooses to explore other options for managing health care needs. Individuals who live in a nursing home and are currently receiving assistance through the state…

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Local pastor discusses digital or print books

BY KYLE KINER FUMC PASTOR What do you choose, digital or print?  This is the world we live in now.  Do you read books that are printed?  Do you read books in digital format?  It is a way of life for many to read on their phone with a digital application.  But many people still…

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Cherokee Farmerettes hold their March meeting

Farmerettes OHCE Group held their March meeting in the home of Marguerite McMurtrey on Thursday, March 4, 2021. Mike Jones, Cherokee City Manager, was the special guest.  He gave very informative information on the three propositions which will be on the ballot for the upcoming City of Cherokee election on April 6, 2021.  He also…

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If you can’t buy local, ship local

As you may have heard, President Biden recently signed a $1.9 trillion COVID bill. Regardless of your support for this partisan COVID relief plan, the fact remains that a majority of our community will receive an individual check. How much, you ask? According to NBC News, individuals who make less than $75,000 will receive $1,400…

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OTC releases sales tax numbers for county

The March distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission primarily represents local tax receipts from January business. The monies they reported this period represent sales from January 16 to 30 and estimated sales from February 1 to February 15. The March breakdown is as follows: The disbursement of $155,155,951 in sales tax…

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Easter Egg hunt coming soon

The annual Carmen Chamber of Commerce Children’s Easter Egg Hunt will be held Saturday, April 3 at the Carmen Park beginning at 10 a.m. There are over 1,500 eggs ready for the children to hunt. Prize eggs will be awarded in each age group and there will also be grand prizes for each group. Children…

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Carl’s Capitol Comments: Bills going to Senate

By the time you read this, the deadline for House bills to have passed the House floor will have passed. We considered 242 bills or resolutions last week and advanced 416 to the state Senate. We’ll take a brief pause as staff on both sides of the rotunda work to get legislation moved to the…

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