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Tahlequah News Thursday 03/22/18
The Cherokee Nation announced that the tribe is now accepting grant applications for its spring education tours. The tours provide an exclusive look at the Nation's rich history and culture. Applications will be accepted through March 23rd. Applications are available at www.VisitCherokeeNation.com. The Nation awards grants in the spring and fall to elementary public schools within the tribe's 14-county jurisdiction.
According to the Cherokee County election board voters in Cherokee County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the April 3rd Keys School Special Election should apply now. The Election Board can accept ballots until 5pm on Wednesday March 28th.
CASA Court Appointed Special Advocates of Cherokee Country will again offer advocate training beginning Monday April 30th. Volunteers are trained to provide one on one advocacy for children who come to the court system. Individuals over age 21 who are interested in becoming CASA volunteer advocates are asked to phone CASA at 918-456-8788.
Teachers in Tahlequah schools have received the backing of the school board to walk out April 2nd unless the state increases their base pay by $10,000 over a three-year period.
According to officials with the Cherokee Nation the tribe is giving its certified teachers at the Cherokee Immersion Charter School and Sequoyah High School immediate pay raise. The certified teachers are expected to receive a $5,000 lump sum payment on March 29th.
Officers with the Tahlequah police department on March 18th arrested Elier Hernandez following a traffic stop on Bliss Ave. Hernandez was taken into custoday on complaints of aggravated DUI under 21.
NSU celebrates Women's History Month with the fourth annual Women's History Month Film Festival will continue the 27th. The films will be presented at 6pm in Seminary Hall Room 110.
Beginning with the summer 2018 semester, NSU students who enroll in summer courses may receive additional annual funding through the Pell Grant. Students can take advantage of the summer Pell program to continue their education.
The Sequoyah Birthplace Museum will offer beginner and advanced beginner Cherokee language classes from 6 to 8pm on March 28th and April 4,11th and 18th. The museum is under renovation and is scheduled to reopen this summer with a new exhibit area. The classes will be held in the Vonore Community Center at 611 Church Street.
The American Indian Resource Center will host a wild onion dinner on Thursday March 29th from 11am to 2pm at the Cherokee County Community Building. This event will also include a silent auction.
Area teachers say the public's questions about an upcoming walkout will be answered when the Tahlequah Education Association holds a community meeting on Monday March 26th at the Tahlequah Armory Building from 5:30pm to 7:30pm. Many districts in Cherokee County have voted to support the walkout on Monday April 2nd.
Officials with the Cherokee Nation said that the Tribe is now accepting applications for its Summer Youth Employment Program, which each year provides valuable work experience to Native youth. Applications are available at any of the 11 Cherokee Nation Career Services offices and are due by April 10th.
The largest day of community service will be held Saturday April 7th and students at NSU will be involved. This will be a one-day event which will allow NSU students, faculty and staff to give back to members and businesses of the Tahlequah and Broken Arrow community for their continued support. NSU students will spend Saturday completing tasks such as painting houses and raking. The last day to apply for a jobsite is Friday March 9th
Area students will have the opportunity to spend an interactive day learning about the Cherokee arts, language and lifestyles at the Cherokee Heritage Center during Indian Territory Days to take place March 28-29. This event features a variety of hands on learning activities for public, private and home-schooled children grades K-12
LAKES COUNTRY SPORTS, HIGH SCHOOL BASEBALL
Today, Stilwell at Sequoyah at 1pm
Monday 3/26 Adair at Sequoyah at 5pm
Thursday 3/29 Sequoyah at Westville at 4:30pm
Thursday 3/29 Tahlequah vs Victory Christian at 11:30am. Tahlequah vs Oologah at 1pm at Verdigris.
Tuesday 3/27 NSU at Southwest Baptist at 2pm
The Riverhawks play Saturday's Live with Blake Turner on Billy Country 96.3FM & AM 1350
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will race the STP 500 at Martinsville Speedway on Sunday March 25th at 1pm. You can hear the race live on Billy Country 96.3 FM & AM 1360
Bassmasters has officially announced the 2018 Carhartt Bassmasters College Series National Championship presented by Bass Pro Shops will take place in Tahlequah. The event will take place at Lake Tenkiller and the city of Tahlequah July 19th and 21st 2018.
MORE FISHING NEWS
The NSU Fishing Team will host the NSU Fishing Team Seminar March 27th from 5:30pm until 9pm in the University Center Room 204. This seminar will feature professional angles Tommy Biffle and Chris Jones.