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Tahlequah News                     Friday 02/24/17

 

Kathy Dickson the director of museums and historic sites for the Oklahoma Historical Society on April 6th will discuss the myth and reality of the Chisholm Trail at the Murrell Home Historic Site as part of the trail’s 150th anniversary. The presentation will begin at 6:30pm and is free and open to the public.

 

The 46th annual Trail of Tears Art Show will run from April 8th through May 6th at the Cherokee Heritage Center with categories including painting, sculpture and pottery.  An awards reception is set for 6pm on April 7th.

 

The Oklahoma State Department of Health reported this week that the number of flu-related deaths in Oklahoma for the current season rose by nine this week. 37 people have died from the flu in the state and 1,400 have been hospitalized due to flu.

 

This June the Tahlequah Community Playhouse will be presenting Annie Jr.  Rehearsals will take place from 6:30pm to 8pm Monday  and Thursday at the First United Methodist Church , 300 W. Delaware in Tahlequah. The performances will be June 2-3rd at the Tahlequah High School Performing Arts Center. Rehearsals will begin at 6:30pm Feb 13th.

 

The American Indian Graduate Center, Wells Fargo and NSU are teaming up to offer American Indian high school students, parents and educators a one-day college preparatory workshop “Know  Before U Go”. The event will be held March 4th from 8am to 2:30pm in the University Center on the NSU Campus.

 

The NSU Sequoyah institute and the NSU Jazz Studies Program will present Charles McPherson in concert as the culmination of the 50th annual Green Country Jazz Festival at 7:30pm on March 6th at the NSU Center for the performing Arts.

 

Clint Johnson Tahlequah Planning and Development Director said a public input session to help develop a strategic plan will be held on March 7th for residents and business owners who want to help with the city’s future. The meeting will be held at the city’s Armory Municipal Center at 100 N. Water Ave.

 

This week the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council voted to donate a 2010 Crown Victoria to the Muskogee Sheriff’s Office in addition to two other cars to Nowata and Delaware County.

 

The United Keetoowah Band John Hair Cultural Center and Museum will host various cultural classes during the Month of March. The classes will be held at 5pm Thursdays and Fridays and last until about 8:30pm. All materials and supplies will be furnished. The first class will take place on March 2nd and 3rd.

 

This week Commissioners with Cherokee County moved closer to replacing a low water crossing with a bridge.  The low water crossing is over Fourteen-Mile Creek. Bids on the $2million project will be let in June, with funds financed by state funds.

 

At a recent meeting of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council members approved  a resolution modifying the requirements to serve on the Board of Education for Sequoyah High school by a vote of 9-8.  Four of the five board members must be citizens of the Cherokee Nation.

 

The Chamber of Commerce has issued a warning to local businesses to be on the watch and guard against a phone scam where merchants are asked to buy space on a promotional map. Scammers are always looking for new schemes to fool targets.

 

At a recent meeting of the Tahlequah Public Works Authority no action was taken to contract with the Cherokee Nation on electric line maintenance for the WW Hastings Hospital expansion and no action on a property purchase or appraisal.

 

The Women’s Business Breakfast will be held Wednesday March 1st 7:45am to 9am at the Indian Capitol Technology Center Tahlequah Campus. Attendance is free

 

Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism will host cultural classes to learn the art of making traditional pucker-toe moccasins.  The workshops will be held on Saturday’s from 10am to 2pm for March 11th, July 15th Oct 7th and Nov 4th at the Cherokee National Prison Museum.

 

The NSU center for Tribal Studies and the American Indian Heritage committee will host the Annual Silent Auction and Luncheon Fundraiser on March 10th in the University Center Ballroom.  Lunch will begin at 11:30am.

 

The Cherokee Nation Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation assists over 6000 families within the CN jurisdiction, through a number of different programs. Other services by the Housing Authority include housing rehab and housing modernization.

 

The Tahlequah Main Street Association will present Wines of Winter, Red Fern Festival and Movies in the Park on Thursday March 9th in downtown Tahlequah from 5:30pm to 8:30pm. There will be 15-18 stores that will stay open late. The annual Red Fern Festival will be held April 28-29th

 

LAKES COUNTRY SPORTS

 

NSU is set to host the regional Special Olympics on March 9th from 9am to 2pm at the Doc Wadley Stadium and track on the Tahlequah campus.

 

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL THIS WEEK

 

Playoffs Friday Boys 5A

Tahlequah vs Pryor  6:30pm at Memorial

Saturday, Sequoyah Girls vs Stigler at 6:30pm, Sequoyah Boys vs Atoka at 8:00pm Live on Billy Country 96.3 & 1350.

 

COLLEGE  BASKETBALL

Saturday, NSU at Washburn. Women at 1:30pm, Men at 3:30pm Live on Lakes Country 102.1.

 

COLLEGE BASEBALL

 

Friday and Saturday Northwest Missouri State vs NSU at Rousey Field at 2pm Live on Billy Country 96.3 & 1350.

Sunday, Northwest Missouri State at NSU at 2pm Live on Lakes Country 102.1.

 

 

MRN NASCAR

 

Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series Race on Sunday at 1pm on Billy Country 96.3 7 1350.

 

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