Us folk here at Talihina.org are back after a long and beautiful winter break to bring you more independent journalism and facts about Talihina.

We can’t wait to bring our passions into this new year with you and would love to start off by sharing other people’s passions that we can all watch grow in 2021. Some very interesting projects that you may hear about or see cropping up around our community this year are upcoming construction projects!

This year our town will get to see the birth of our new grocery store, AJ Butcher Block as it is constructed from the ground up on OK-63 across from the Choctaw Nation Health Care Center.

Having been devoid of a dedicated grocer since Christmas Day, 2019 we are beyond excited to see this development come through and the positive impact it will have on our community. We have been fortunate enough to have local business owners and food pantries work overtime and even convert some of their own storage areas into makeshift markets. Talihina is greatly indebted to those who work tirelessly to help this town.

We also have received reports of a Family Dollar that will begin development in town.

A more detailed story is planned for this but it has been confirmed by many reputable sources that the process is in the works. It is uncertain at this time if the building of a dedicated grocer may influence this decision but we will try to provide information as we see it!

Another story upcoming involving local development is that a building permit has been filed on Main Street!

Initial sources tell us that the permit was issued in the central part of Main Street and will likely be a food-service related project. We are reaching out to the filer of the permit to hopefully learn more details and what we can expect to see as the months move on!

Last but not least, many local leaders including two Board of Trustee members have been working towards securing the funding to create a new dock and boat ramps for recreation on Lake Carl Albert! Hoping to bring in more income through tourism and recreation, this project centers around a possible re-work of the surrounding areas to provide even more services to visitors and citizens alike such as primitive camping sites and extra fish stock!

All in all, 2021 sounds already like a very eventful year for Talihinians and maybe even for our visitors as well. We look forward to continuing the growth of this site and hope to finish up more listings and functions of the webpage as time goes on. A big and hearty Yakoke from us to you, until next time.

-Talihina.org

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