Last week, Rogers County Assessor Scott Marsh announced that he had tested positive for the coronavirus.
Facing a board room overflowing with masked parents and administrators, Oologah School Board members Monday night voted to set a special board meeting regarding the evaluation of Superintended Max Tanner.
Weekend storms brought with them torrential storms and strong, if brief winds, through Rogers County, leaving tree and property damage throughout Oologah. Numerous trees, and an unfortunate trampoline on Will Rogers Loop, were caught in the wake of the storms. Brief power and internet outages also were reported. PHOTOS PROVIDED/CAROLYN ESTES
Air Evac took a Claremore man to a local hospital with critical injuries Monday night, after he struck a tree while traveling at a “high rate of speed,” investigators report.
Oklahoma State Department of Health this week confirmed the first COVIDrelated death in the state.
July’s temperatures on the rise, many Oklahomans face an increased need for financial assistance to help pay their home energy bills. The current Coronavirus pandemic has also compounded the need for assistance. That’s what makes this year’s Home Energy Aid Month so important.
Oklahoma Baptist University recently named a Talala resident to its academic honor roll for the spring 2020 semester.
At the Townsend-Doles Post June meeting, James Mickelson, Adjutant, was named Member of the Quarter. This is the first award given by the newly established post. In addition to regular Adjutant duties, James created the Post virtual media and soon to be activated website. PHOTO PROVIDED
Rogers County Health Department was honored with the 2020 Model Practice Award by the National Association of County and City Health Officials (NACCHO). The award celebrates local health departments for developing programs that demonstrate exemplary and replicable best practices in response to a critical local public health need. RoCo Fit (Rogers County Fitness Program) was one of 21 local health department programs to receive NACCHO’s prestigious Model Practice Award.
Cherokee Nation, at-large Cherokee Advisory Committee plan virtual activities to maintain historical, cultural connections
Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced today members of the At-Large Advisory Committee to guide his administration on ways to better connect with Cherokee citizens living outside the tribe’s 14-county reservation.
Facing a board room overflowing with mask-wearing parents and adm
With the start of the 2020-2021 fiscal year, the University of Oklahoma Athletics Department announced Wednesday initial cost-cutting measures that are now in place as a result of the COVID-19 global pandemic.
This July, the American Red Cross and Wonder Woman 1984 are joining forces to save the day for patients in need of lifesaving blood transfusions. The Red Cross has an urgent need for blood donors this summer, as the COVID-19 pandemic has caused unprecedented supply challenges amid this uncertain environment. Additionally, despite states lifting stay-at-home orders and reopening, many blood drives at businesses and community organizations continue to be cancelled as these locations remain closed or restrict the number of individuals at any location.As part of the partnership, the Red Cross is organizing an epic prop replica giveaway from the new Warner Bros. Pictures film Wonder Woman 1984, due to hit theaters nationwide on October 2, to thank those who roll up a sleeve and help patients battling illness and injury. Those who present to donate July 1-31 will automatically be entered for a chance to win an authentic movie prop replica package, which includes the Golden Lasso and a pair of Gauntlets, identical to Wonder Woman’s from the film.
Gov. Kevin Stitt and State Supt. of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister have awarded Incentive Grants totaling $16 million to 150 Oklahoma school districts to help mitigate the impacts of COVID-19 on student learning and ensure students are able to access learning opportunities in the new school year.