Thanksgiving is hands down my favorite holiday and it’s not just because of all the delicious food we eat. I love this time of year because it’s a time to reflect on everything we have to be thankful for and the many gifts the Lord has bestowed upon us.
Since the COVID-19 pandemic first reached Cherokee Nation, our people have worked together to protect Cherokees. We have seen heroic actions and hard sacrifices by our health care workers, staff and volunteers who distributed food and economic assistance, and all those who gave up in-person social and family time to help keep us safe.
Cherokee Nation Health Services has been awarded a $4.1 million Rapid Acceleration of Diagnostics for Underserved Populations grant through the Native American Research Centers for Health and the National Institutes of Health to assist with COVID-19 testing and contact tracing efforts.
A Claremore woman was admitted to a Tulsa hospital Monday for injuries she received in a two vehicle collision south of Oologah.
State Rep. Rusty Cornwell, R-Vinita, this week was elected vice chair of the House Republican Caucus for the 58th Legislature, which convenes Feb 1. He will serve alongside Rep. Sheila Dills, R-Tulsa, who was elected caucus chair.
Two Rogers County natives have entered the group of young entrepreneurs taking advantage of opportunities presented by the COVID-19 pandemic.
The Rogers State University Counseling Center is expanding services to meet the needs of its student population. These services include the addition of a graduate intern, online scheduling options and ecounseling, as well as partnering with CREOKS Health Services to provide mental health resources to serve the satellite campuses in Bartlesville and Pryor.
There was an elderly couple who in their old age noticed that they were getting a lot more forgetful, so they decided to go to the doctor. The doctor told them that they should start writing things down so they don’t forget. They went home and the old lady told her husband to get her a bowl of ice cream. “You might want to write it down,” she said. The husband said, “No, I can remember that you want a bowl of ice cream.” She then told her husband she wanted a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream. “Write it down,” she told him, and again he said, “No, no, I can remember: you want a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream.” Then the old lady said she wants a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream and a cherry on top. “Write it down,” she told her husband and again he said, “No, I got it. You want a bowl of ice cream with whipped cream and a cherry on top.” So he goes to get the ice cream and spends an unusually long time in the kitchen, over 30 minutes. He comes out to his wife and hands her a plate of eggs and bacon. The old wife stares at the plate for a moment, then looks at her husband and asks, “Where’s the toast?”
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The American Red Cross and country music star Martina McBride have joined together this holiday season to remind people to take care of one another, sharing comfort and joy with hospital patients through the gift of blood donation. Health emergencies don’t pause for a pandemic or holiday celebrations. The Red Cross needs the help of blood donors across the country now to ensure patients continue to have access to lifesaving blood.
The year 2020 has brought a lot of changes, and while not all of them were welcome changes, some of them were positive.
What a difference a year makes. If at once you don’t succeed, try, try again.
Caleb Clark is this week’s Oologah High School Senior of the Week. Caleb has attended Oologah-Talala Public Schools for 2 years. Caleb is a member of the OHS Stallion Battalion and the Select Choir. Recently, Caleb was named All-District Choir and has a tryout for All-State Choir. Caleb also has qualified, due to his high ACT score, for a chance to be named Oklahoma Academic All-state. After high school Caleb plans to enlist in the United States Air Force to pursue a career in satellite communications. PHOTO PROVIDED
Members of the Rogers County Sheriff’s Office Search & Rescue Team were deployed to Oologah Lake Monday night when a local woman and her nephew were overtaken by dark and got lost while hiking.
Local veteran Dave Noble of Oologah (right) spent much of Veterans Day at the cemetery in Oologah, placing American flags on the graves of those who served. Helping Noble were Robert Moore (from left) and Mason McLaughlin. For years, Noble has purchased small American flags to place on the graves of and remember veterans, decorating them on Memorial Day and Veterans Day. PHOTOS PROVIDED/CAROLYN ESTES