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Tahlequah News                 Monday 07/30/18


The special needs community in Tahlequah have a place to show off their dance moves and to socialize once a month. The Tahlequah Elks Lodge No 2601 hosts a two-hour event 10 to 12 months of the year. It is called the Doc Dance in honor of Dr. Glasgow, who passed away a few years ago.


The Housing Authority of the Cherokee Nation will accept College Assistance Program applications for the fall 2018 semester today through Aug. 3rd. Applications are available on line at


The Cherokee Language Master  Apprentice Program is now accepting applications.  To apply  for the program you must be 18 or older, be available Monday through Friday from 8am to 5pm, live near Tahlequah or be willing to relocate and possess a strong desire to learn and cultivate the Cherokee language. The deadline for applications is Oct 1st.


Tahlequah Fire Chief Ray Hammons is praising a new law that will help pinpoint exposure of firefighters to cancer-causing agents.  The Firefighter Cancer Registry Act of 2018 was signed into law July 7th.


The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council approved the fiscal year 2019 Indian Housing Plan during a recent meeting.  More than $30 million of federal funds is expected to be used for housing assistance. The next meeting of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Council will be held Aug 13th on a Monday at 6pm at the WW Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah.


The Tahlequah Police Department officers have been raising funds for an electronic pedal-assist bicycle which will help a specialized patrol unit respond to calls. Four officers were the first to participate in the new bike patrol unit. To become certified, the four had to take a 40-hour class, with eight hours spent in a classroom and 32 hours learning bicycle skills. The four officers are Steve Garner along with Pam Bell, Casey McKinney and Dexter Scott.


The Cherokee Nation Gaming Commission is working on regulations for ball-and-dice games that the Oklahoma government recently approved which will soon be available at the Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa. Ball and dice games such as craps and roulette could be offered.


The new special -needs playground at the Anthis-Brennan Sports Complex is near completion.  Volunteers are set to finish installing the playground equipment.


The applications for the Cherokee nation's Miss Cherokee Junior Miss Cherokee and Little Cherokee Ambassadors are now available for download. To download an application, visit  The deadline is July 16th.


The United Keetoowah Band is now finalizing building plans and will soon move forward with its Elder Home Project, a pilot program to construct small, energy efficient homes for low-income elders ages 55 and older. The homes are intended for one to two occupants.







The OCRS Sprint Cars will be at Salina High Banks Speedway this Saturday night July 21st. Along with regular NASCAR Whelen Series points races.


The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will race the Foxwoods Resort Casino 301 at New Hampshire Speedway on Sunday July 22nd at 1pm. You can hear the Race live on Billy Country 96.3 FM & AM 1350 and online at






The long-anticipated 2018 Carhartt Bassmaster College Series National Championship is this week in Tahlequah! College anglers are in Tahlequah from 35 Statesaround the country. Here is the schedule for the event.


Monday, July 16is the Welcome Party and Meet & Greet live on Lakes Country 102.1 FM. 4-7 p.m. | Norris Park

Thursday, July 19, Friday, July 20 and Saturday, July 21 the Launch is at 6 am from Cherokee Landing State Park.

Fan Expo,1-5 p.m., NSU Beta Field

Weigh-In, 3 p.m., NSU Beta Field

Friday, July 20, Cornmasters Tournament & Blazin'® Challenge is at 6 p.m. at Norris Park in Downtown Tahlequah.





For the second consecutive season, NSU will have six home games.  First Game of the season on Thursday Aug 30th NSU hosts Emporia State at 7pm. Sept 15th NSU hosts Pittsburgh State at 7pm.


Saturday Sept 1st, OSU hosts Missouri State at 7pm, OU hosts Florida Atlantic at Norman 11am.

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