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Tahlequah News Tuesday 11/06/18 Election Day USA
Recently the Tahlequah Public Schools Board of education approved the 2018-19 operational budget. The budget lists total state, federal and local sources of revenue at more than $36 million for the year. The next Tahlequah Board of Education meeting will take place at a special meeting to be held this Thursday at 6pm in the conference room at the board office, 225 N Water Ave.
The Cherokee Nation provided boosts to local governments, schools and community organizations with more than $568,000 in total donations from the tribe's special projects budget in fiscal year 2018.
Cherokee CRC, a subsidiary of Cherokee Nation Businesses is one of seven companies chosen to support a five-year contract with the US Department of Interior's Bureau of Indian Affairs. The Multiple Award Construction Contract includes work on buildings and facilities located throughout the US and Indian Country.
NSU Broken Arrow campus will celebrate the opening of its new Veteran Students Center will a ribbon cutting at 4:30pm on Nov 12th in the library. This space will be set aside for veterans to study, relax and network.
Construction is expected to resume in January on the long-delayed American Indian Cultural Center and Museum in Oklahoma City. The museum is slated to open in 2021.
The Cherokee Immersion Charter School board voted in Sept to discontinue the school's charter agreement with Oklahoma. Cherokee Nation officials said no timeframe has been set as to when the agreement would become final.
At a regular monthly meeting held last week the City of Tahlequah's Planning and Zoning Commission approved a plat application and rezoning application which would potentially allow for a Dollar General state to be located on Choctaw Street. The next Planning and Zoning Commission meet will be held at 4pm on Nov 15th in the City Council Chambers.
City officials are getting ready for the Snowflake Winter Festival for the winter season. The city has plans to extend the dates for the Snowflake Winter Festival Ice Rink in downtown Tahlequah. The Festival will begin Nov 16th and conclude on Jan 13th 2019. The pavilion is located near Norris Park.
The Cherokee Nation Health Services is offering free flu shots for Cherokee Nation citizens and their families. Tribal health officials have dozens of vaccination clinics scheduled this month and November. To learn more visit www.Cherokee.org on line.
HIGH SCHOOL GAMES FRIDAY
Class 5A Playoffs - Coweta at Tahlequah at 7pm Live on Lakes Country 1021.1 at 6:30pm.
Class A Playoffs - Allen at Hulbert at 7:30pm Live on Billy Country 96.3 FM & AM 1350 and live video stream on Quahmix.com
COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAMES SATURDAY
OSU at OU 2:30pm Live on Lakes Country 102.1
NSU at Fort Hays 2pm Live on Billy Country 96.3 FM & AM 1350.