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Cherokee Nation, headquartered in beautiful Tahlequah, Oklahoma, is a national leader in tribal governments and economic development. The tribe is a dynamic, progressive organization that administers a variety of services for the Cherokee people in northeast Oklahoma. Cherokee Nation offers an exceptional employee benefits package with Comprehensive Health, Life, 401(k), Holiday Pay, Sick Leave and Annual Leave.
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Police: Juvenile shot in Muskogee

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — Muskogee police said a juvenile was shot Monday night. Police said the shooting happened at a home in a neighborhood near U.S. Highway 64 and North 54th Street in Muskogee. The severity of the injuries is not known at this time. This is a developing story.
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Cherokee Nation Foundation expands college prep offerings

TAHLEQUAH – Native students preparing for national entrance exams just got a hand up with expanded college prep workshops offered by Cherokee Nation Foundation. Throughout the years, CNF has focused its efforts on helping students prepare for the National ACT exam but recently expanded its offerings to include both SAT and GRE prep courses. Now the foundation is reaching even more students by offering its first Preliminary SAT workshop on Oct. 11.

Cherokee Nation announces wage increase for tribal and business employees

TAHLEQUAH – Cherokee Nation and its business arm today announced plans to increase starting wages for most hourly employees working within the tribe and its businesses. Last year, Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. and Deputy Chief Bryan Warner announced the launch of a comprehensive study of workforce pay with the target of a gradual minimum wage increase to $15 per hour by 2025.

Man who was shot by Adair County deputy speaks

LINCOLN, Ark. — A man who was shot twice by an off-duty deputy is talking about his injuries. Justin Hellyer has had multiple surgeries and will likely have more in the future. Doctors told him they could not remove a bullet that is lodged in his tailbone. "They'd say...

Sheriff’s Office, Sallisaw and Webbers Falls Police recipients of Safe Oklahoma Grant

General John O’Connor last week announced the recipients of the 2023 Safe Oklahoma Grant, which distributed $2 million among 58 statewide law enforcement agencies, including the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office, and both the Sallisaw and Webbers Falls Police Departments. According to a press release issued from O’Connor’s office, money from the grant will help the agencies directly target crime…

Med school mission continues, new dean says

TAHLEQUAH – A push to train new physicians for jobs in rural communities continues at the OSU College of Osteopathic Medicine at the Cherokee Nation. In a report to the CN Tribal Council on Sept. 16, school dean Dr. Natasha Bray updated leaders on the $40 million partnership between the tribe and Oklahoma State University.

Vian’s 5th annual Burnin’ Down Main Street is Saturday

Featuring Car & Motorcycle Show, Burnout & Cruise Night, Live Music and more. Vian’s 5th annual Burnin’ Down Main Street, featuring a car and motorcycle show, burnout and cruise night is set for Saturday, Oct. 1, in downtown Vian at the Anna Belle Farmer Park. This year’s event is hosted once again by B&B Auto and Vian Wheel and Tire with $2,500 in cash and prizes. Registration for the car and motorcycle show will begin at 10 a.m. and registration fee is $10. Judging…

Post office offers info on mail destroyed in fire

AMIE CATO-REMER EDITOR Following the Sept. 7 fire of a United States postal carrier’s vehicle for Route 1 in Sequoyah County, the Sallisaw Post Office said they are still receiving calls regarding lost or missing mail. The Sallisaw Post Office on McGee Drive said they are still getting some inquiries on missing mail SEE MAIL PAGE A2 on the over 200 stops that the carrier was carrying/…

Burn Ban issued for Sequoyah County

Sequoyah County Commissioners have issued a burn ban for all of Sequoyah County which became effective Monday and will be in effect for 14 days, according to Steve Rutherford, Sequoyah County Emergency Management Director. Rutherford said the ban is due to extremely dry conditions which has brought a part of the county to “drought” level and there is no expected rain in the forecast for several…
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New armored vehicle now operational in Muskogee

MUSKOGEE, Okla. — It took a year to build it but Deputy Chief of Muskogee Police Chad Farmer has been pushing for funding for an armored vehicle for 15 years. “Funding has been the main reason for the hold up. The police department - we’re funded by the sales tax so you’re limited on your budget every year,” Dep. Farmer said, “So, you’ve got to prioritize what the funding is actually spent for. And obviously, this is a significant piece of equipment with costs so it took us a while to get.” The police department used to use a retired military vehicle that weighs 70,000 lbs. and could not get over the city’s 5 bridges.

RSU Foundation Hosts Pryor Scholarship Fundraising Breakfast

Businesses and individuals from the Claremore, Pryor, Rogers and Mayes County areas met with the RSU Foundation Board of Directors Sept. 20 at the RSU MidAmerica Industrial Park Expo Center for breakfast at an event that benefited the education of area students. The RSU Pryor Scholarship Fundraising Breakfast is an...


Playoffs Class 3A Play- In Series Dewey 6, Vian 2 (Thursday) Dewey 10, Vian 3 (Thursday) Class A District Tournaments Quinton 15, Gans 3 (Thursday) Red Oak 13, Gans 0 (Thursday) FOOTBALL Roland 21, Keys 20 Muldrow 28, Checotah 13 Vian 44, Warner 14 Central 22, Haskell 19 Afton 13, Webbers Falls 3 (Thursday) Keota 13, Webbers Falls 0 (Thursday) Regular Season Sallisaw 12, Checotah 2 (Monday…

Walk, Bike & Roll to school

Webbers Falls Public School will be hosting a Walk, Bike & Roll event at the school on Wednesday, Oct. 5, joining children and adults around the world in celebrating the benefits of walking and bicycling. From 7 to 7:20 a.m., parents will drop students at Webbers Falls City Park on the river where volunteers will be directing traffic. At 7:25 a.m., biking, walking and rolling to school…