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Capt. Jeffrey Morefield, commander of A Battery, 1st Battalion, 158th Field Artillery Regiment, Oklahoma National Guard, deployed with his unit in support of Operation Spartan Shield in December 2019. While he was away, he watched from a secure location in the Middle East as COVID-19 spread around the world.
In honor of Black History Month this February, the American Red Cross encourages eligible donors, and especially those who have recovered from COVID-19, to give blood to honor the legacies of African Americans like Dr. Charles Drew and Dr. Jerome Holland. Their passion for helping improve the lives of patients in need of lifesaving blood products is carried on through dedicated blood donors, blood drive sponsors, volunteers and Red Cross employees.
The Oklahoma House of Representatives honored retired U.S. Marine Corps Staff Sergeant Rowdy Free-man, as he was presented with a home built for him by Military Warriors Support Foundation, a non-profit that provides programs designed to facilitate a smooth and successful transition into civilian life for combat-wounded veterans and Gold Star families. The home was gifted to him through their program Homes for Wounded Veterans, which awards mortgage-free homes to veterans wounded in direct combat and Gold Star spouses whose loved one was killed in action. While serving in Afghanistan in 2010, Freeman’s vehicle struck an improvised explosive device. Freeman was diagnosed with a compressed spine, muscle strain in his back and a concussion. He continues to have hearing and back problems as a result of his injuries.
Rogers State University has announced its President’s and Dean’s Honor Rolls for the fall 2020 semester.
Hours before Spring Break 2020 at Will Rogers Memorial Museum was set to get underway, all activities at the Museum were halted in the interest of protection from the spread of coronavirus.
Shepherd’s Cross in Claremore is gearing up for three events this February and March. The working farm will kick things off with the Winter Barn Sale on Feb. 4-6, after which, they will host two Advanced Weaving Retreats on February 12-13 and again on March 4-6.
Former Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Ross Swimmer is one of nearly 6,000 Cherokee elders recently receiving a COVID-19 Vaccine through the tribe.
The Cherokee Nation this week administered its 10,000th dose of the COVID-19 vaccine to Cherokee citizens falling within the tribe’s Phase 1 and Phase 2A priority distribution plan, including frontline health care workers, first-language Cherokee speakers, and Cherokee elders.
Joshua Sabharwall of Oologah has been accepted and is enrolled in the Southwestern Oklahoma State University (SWOSU) College of Pharmacy in Weatherford.
First domesticated about 7500 BC, they were so ingrained in Egyptian culture within 5,000 years that some deities were depicted as feline heads on human bodies, shown killing huge snakes.
As Oklahomans ring in the new year, Oklahoma Blood Institute has its “fingers crossed” for 2021.
Cherokee Nation Executive Director of Human Services Marsha Lamb retiring after 31 years of service to tribe
Cherokee Nation Human Services Executive Director Marsha Lamb is retiring after 31 years of service to the tribe.
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Oologah High School's National Honor Society is holding their annual coat drive this week.