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Tahlequah News Thursday 11/16/17
Officials with the Tahlequah Police Department announced this week they are offering ALICE training and threat assessments for any churches in Cherokee County in the wake of the most recent active shooting incident in Texas. ALICE (Alert, Lockdown, Inform, Counter, Evacuate) provides preparation and a plan for individuals.
Tahlequah Aglow will hold a meeting tonight at Wisdom Keepers located across from Go Ye Village. Potluck meal will be served at 6pm. All are invited.
NSU is now inviting nominations for its 2018 Centurion recipients. The honorees will join 180 distinguished individuals exemplifying the spirt and legacy of NSU. The 2018 Centurions will be announced early next year with a celebratory luncheon to be held in their honors on March 6th 2018.
Cherokee County Republican Women will hold their regular November meeting on Tuesday Nov. 21st at 10am at the Tahlequah Armory Center on Water Street. Special guest speaker will be Dr. Rick Farmer, author, editor and business entrepreneur. Farmer grew up in Tahlequah where he graduated from Tahlequah High School and NSU.
The NSU Department of Music is preparing to host its yearly holiday concert, “Good Yule”. This event will be Dec 5th at 6:30pm in the Center for the Performing Arts. Good Yule will feature a cookie walk and a hot chocolate bar.
The NSU Wind Ensemble will perform “To the Planets and Beyond” at 7pm this Friday in the NSU Center for the performing Arts. The concert is free.
At a recent meeting of the Cherokee Nation Tribal Councilors eliminated an appeal process for terminated or demoted employees by replacing the Employee Administrative Procedures Act with the Employee Access to Justice Act. This new act will expedite the judicial review of employment terminations.
Officials this week from the Cherokee Nation's Human Services department said the Elder Angel Tree in the Tribal Complex has more than 240 angels that are ready for adoption.
According to the Cherokee Nation Health Services the tribe's Health Service has screened more than 40,000 tribal citizens for hepatitis C after becoming the first tribe in the country to launch an elimination project two years ago. Hepatitis C is a liver infection.
At a recent meeting of the Tahlequah City Council councilors approved an alternative bid to include the construction of a bowl feature at the new skate park. This would include the old swimming pool at Sequoyah Park.
The Hulbert Public Schools Board of Education at a recent meeting agreed to let the basketball booster club run the elementary school's drug-free basketball league. The next Board of Education meeting will take place Dec 11th at 5:30pm in the Hulbert Public Schools auditorium.
Cherokee County Sheriff's deputies have arrested Matthews Feather Sr.45 of Tahlequah after his gun fired and left a bullet hole in his neighbor’s home. Feather said he was showing the gun to his son when it accidentally discharged. Feather was booked on complaints of possession of a firearm and felony conviction.
40 year old Cynthia Dawn Kirkhart from Tahlequah who is accused of leaving a dead dog to decay in her yard, pleaded not guilty. Authorities said they could not determine the cause of death.
In December Musical performances that help make the holidays brighter in the city will be found at NSU. Starting off in December “ It's A wonderful Life” on Dec 1st at 7:30pm in the Center for the Performing Arts. The NSU Community Choir will perform “Messiah” on Dec 2nd.
Renovations are underway at the Tahlequah Skatepark in Sequoyah City Park with the demolition of the existing concrete. Some of the new park features 230 feet of quarter pipe and a euro gap and several new rails. The contractor anticipates the project should be completed in 60 days weather permitting.
LAKES COUNTRY SPORTS
HIGH SCHOOL FOOTBALL THIS WEEK
Pryor @ Tahlequah (4-1) Homecoming at 7pm, Live on Lakes Country 102.1. Hulbert (4-1) @ Barnsdal tape delayed.
Sequoyah (5-0) @ Locust Grove at 7pm, Live on Billy Country 96.3 FM & AM 1350. Keys (5-0) @ Bristow tape delayed.
NSU @ Emporia State at 2pm, Live on Billy Country 96.3 FM & AM 1350.
OSU has a bye this week. Saturday Oct 14th is Baylor @ Oklahoma State at 12:30pm, Live on Lakes Country 102.1.
The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series next race is at Charlotte Motor Speedway. Sunday October 8th at 1:00pm, You can hear the race live on Billy Country 96.3 FM & AM 1350.