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Tahlequah News                    Wednesday 09/20/17


NSU's Sequoyah Institute has officially announced its 2017-18 season with quality entertainment for all ages. The season gets underway with Kelly Willis and her rockabilly show Oct 12th at 7:30pm. Presidio Brass will perform Nov 7th at 7:30pm. The shows will take place at the NSU Center for Performing Arts.


NSU is preparing to hit the dance floor with KC and the Sunshine Band at the 20th Annual Emerald Ball on Sept. 30th. The evening of island food and fun will begin at 6pm.The banquet and auction are set to begin at 7pm.


57 year old Kenneth Gillin and 57 year old Janet Holman Gillin from Okay were arrested after Wagoner County deputies executed a search warrant and found a marijuana-growing operation.  A warrant was served this week at the home on East 100th Street North in Okay.


The Gilcrease Museum in Tulsa will be hosting a day of traditional Cherokee art, music and more from 10am to 5pm During Cherokee Day on Sunday Sept 24th.  This event is free for Cherokee Nation citizens.


Cherokee elders from across the tribe's 14-county jurisdiction are invited to the third annual Cherokee Nation Elders Summit to be held in Tahlequah at the NSU Event Center on next Tuesday Sept 26th from 11am to 2pm.


NSU alumni are invited back to the NSU campus for a weekend of fun during the 2017 homecoming celebration Sept 29-30. This year’s homecoming will include the favorite events including the Green and White Golf Classic and homecoming parade and the 20th Annual Emerald Ball.


Tahlequah Public Schools has announced that the Super Teacher of the month of September is Kym Tinsley.  Tinsley is an instructional technology coordinator for TPS. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Elementary Education in 2006.


Flu shots are now being offered by Northeastern Oklahoma Community health Centers in each location.  The cost of the shot will be $20 and no appointment is necessary. For more info contact a local NEO Health Clinic or call 918-772-3390


Jessica Brittain 28 a Cookson woman is in stable condition after she struck a tree while driving under the influence of drugs. The accident took place about 10 miles south of Tahlequah.  Three juveniles in the vehicle were not injured.


This October the George M. Murrell Home in Park Hill will be the backdrop for storytellers about the Hunter's Ghost and other chilling accounts. This event will take place on Friday and Saturday Oct 27-28th Session will begin every 15 minutes beginning at 6:30pm.


The George M. Murrell Home Historic Site will be hosting its second annual Antique Agriculture Festival on Oct 6-8. The three day event will include ongoing living history demonstrations. The home is located just south of Tahlequah.  All of the activities will be performed in the 19th century manner.


At the recent monthly meeting of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council the councilors approved a resolution to submit an application for a grant to the Office of Indian Energy and Economic Development for the Nation's Energy and Mineral Development Program.


The Cherokee National Youth Choir is competing for three Native American Music Awards, including Due/Group of the Year and Record of the Year and Best pop recording for its latest album.  The Awards will be presented on Saturday Oct 14th during the 17th Annual Native American Music Awards.


Tahlequah Public School students can no longer charge lunches beginning Monday Sept 25th. Superintendent Lisa Presley said the district cannot afford to carry charges.


Recently  the Cherokee County Board of Commissioners passed a resolution supporting one of the two proposed routes for a project to reconstruct and widen State Highway 82 from the end of the Bertha Parker Bypass, north about eight miles to Gideon.


Thirty-four community based organizations across the US that provide assistance to disadvantaged entrepreneurs are set to receive a combined $5 million in grants from the US Small Business Administration. The Cherokee Nation received a technical assistance grant for $150,000.


The US Department of Housing and Urban Development is holding an investigation as to whether the Cherokee Nation has been misusing housing funds for college scholarships. Officials with the Nation said they believe that the funds used were allowable.


During a recent meeting of the Cherokee Nation's Election Commission commissioners voted to mail certified letters to six unsuccessful Tribal Council candidates who campaigned this past election, fining them $100 for not submitting completed financials.


The Tahlequah High School Class of 1997 will hold its 20-year reunion on Friday and Saturday Oct 6-7. The Events will begin with the homecoming parade  and the group will meet at 2pm in Norris Park. A family picnic will be held from 11am to 1pm Saturday at the park located behind the Tahlequah Armory Municipal Center.


The American Indian Resource Center has a limited number of S TEM camp scholarships for Native American Students Grades 5-8. Students must be enrolled in a Cherokee county public school. Students are eligible to apply and receive assistance up to $150.00. More info phone 918-456-5581.


After a long wait Tahlequah city officials were presented a completed 2015-16 audit at the recent city council meeting, which councilors approved.  The city is required by law to conduct an audit annually.




The United Keetoowah Band Celebration Volleyball Tournament will get underway on Oct 7th with registration beginning at 9am.



Friday Scores:

Tahlequah 17 – Sallisaw 7

Haskell 26 – Hulbert 24

Sequoyah 35 – Vian 14

Keys 38 – Roland 14


September 22nd:

Skiatook at Tahlequah - Live on Lakes Country 102.1

Hulbert at Foyil – Tape Delayed on Lakes Country 102.1

Sequoyah at Lincoln Christian – Live on Billy Country 96.3 & 1350.

Westville at Keys – Tape Delayed on Billy Country 96.3 & 1350.



Saturday Scores:

Pitt State 68 NSU 21

OSU 59 Pittsburgh 21


Next Saturday 9/23

TCU at OSU at 12:30 – Live on Lakes Country 102.1.

Northeastern State at Fort Hays State 2pm, live on Billy Country 96.3 & 1350.



The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will race at New Hampshire Motor Speedway on Sunday at 1pm, live on Billy Country 96.3 & 1350.

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