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Rogers County Health Department honored for excellence in public health

Rogers County Health Department honored for excellence in public health

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.

Red Cross joins forces with Wonder Woman 1984 for patients in need

Red Cross joins forces with Wonder Woman 1984 for patients in need

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.

Downtown beautification project ongoing
Downtown beautification project ongoing

Downtown beautification project ongoing

Local resident Missy Barron rinses off the second coating of a stain used on pots downtown before their sealer is applied, and the pots are later filled with plants. The pots, ten in all, are lined along Cooweescoowee in downtown as part of the Oologah High School Class of 2020 Senior Project, using leftover funds from a donation from the Cherokee Nation to beautify the town. Barron is the mother of recent Oologah graduate Jack Barron.

Local recipes needed for Oologah cookbook

Local recipes needed for Oologah cookbook

“Right now, the Oolagah Historical Society is in need of funds, and we haven’t had a cookbook in over 20 years, so we thought publishing one with recipes from people in the community would be both a good fundraiser and way to preserve people’s family recipes,” said Jan Miller, longtime Oolagah Historical Society (OHS) member. “We’re planning on publishing the cookbook some time in November, so that we’ll get it back and it will be available in time for people to give it as a gift for Christmas.”

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