Adult smoking rate edges down slightly
Fewer U.S. adults are smoking and those who do light up are smoking fewer cigarettes each day, but the trend is weaker than the government had hoped.
Federal court tosses lawsuits over health reform
A federal appeals court in Virginia dismissed two lawsuits Thursday that had claimed President Barack Obama’s health care overhaul was unconstitutional, though it remains likely the U.S. Supreme Court will eventually decide whether the government can force individuals to buy insurance.
Trease to lead Red Cross board
Peggy Trease is the new Board Chair for the Rogers/Mayes/Wagoner County Service Center of the American Red Cross.
Cherokee Nation hosts free child care provider workshop
The Cherokee Nation is bringing child care expert Mansur Choudry to Stilwell to conduct a free workshop Thursday, Sept. 22 and Friday, Sept. 23. The workshop will be held at the Elderly Housing office, 400 N. Eighth St., and will take place in two sessions, 6:30 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. on Thursday and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Friday. The sessions are part of a series of free child care provider development workshops hosted by Cherokee Nation and will focus on children with special needs and dealing with grief.
Hillcrest completes purchase of Claremore hospital
Hillcrest HealthCare System (HHS) has successfully completed the purchase of Claremore Regional Hospital as well as SouthCrest Hospital in Tulsa. The price and financial terms of the agreement were not disclosed.
Medical clinic opens at Port Plaza
Port industries now has more convenient access to medical services, as IMWell Health, LLC celebrated the grand opening of its newest clinic at Port Plaza.
Verdigris case reminds county that staph common in schools
Verdigris Public Schools is working to protect students and educate parents about Staphylococcus Aureus, a common cause of staph infections, after a middle school student contracted the disease last week.
Hospital access made easier
Claremore Regional Hospital reopens its west entrance this week allowing visitors easier access to hospital facilities and the recently reopened gift shop.
Claremore Lake phase two trail opens
Claremore Parks and Recreation Department is completing phase two of the multi-use trail project located at Claremore Lake. The final section is projected to be finished before Sept 1.
Boil order lifted for Keetonville
Rural Water District 3 officials and the Department of Environmental Quality have lifted the precautionary boil order for Keetonville-area residents.
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