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Tahlequah News                 Thursday 05/24/18


Because the medical examiners report has not been finished, a court date has been rescheduled for Jerry Noel Self Jr. and Candis Deanne Morrision both of Tahlequah who are accused of beating Brian Stephen Slover 46 of Tahlequah in February.  The victim was found with severe head wounds in a driveway near the Illinois River. The court date is now set for July 16th at 9am.


Officials with Sequoyah High School announced that the school will again be participating in the US Department of Agriculture Summer Food Program which will run from May 29th through June 28th, Monday through Thursday at the SHS cafeteria.  This program will provide nutritious meals at no charge to children during summer vacation.


For months the city of Tahlequah's administration and finance departments have been preparing budget documents for the City Council budget hearing. According to the State Statute Title 11, Chapter one, the municipal governing body shall hold a public hearing on the proposed budget no later than 15 days prior to the beginning of the budget year. The next City Council meeting is scheduled for 7pm on May 29th in the City Hall Council Chambers.


The Cherokee Nation is helping save lives by supplying hundreds of first responders in northeast Oklahoma with free boxes of Narcan, a spray that reverses Opioid drug overdoses. The Nation recently received a $1 million grant from the Substance Abuse and mental Health Services Administration.


The Cherokee Nation welcomes all veterans and widows of veterans to honor fallen Cherokee warriors Friday during recognition of Memorial Day. The ceremony starts at 10am at the Cherokee Nation Veterans Center, just east of the WW Keeler Tribal Complex.  A continental breakfast will be offered. The Cherokee Nation estimates there are more than 4,000 Cherokee Veterans.


A new agreement has been reached between the Cherokee Nation and the community Food Bank, new mobile pantry will be at the tribes Veterans Center.  The Nation continues to look for ways to honor and serve our veteran warriors.


The Cherokee Nation Foundation is accepting applications for its fifth annual ACT prep camp to be held from June 4th through the 9th as NSU. This camp is being offered to rising juniors and seniors and provides 16 hours of intensive ACT Prep. All lodging, meals and testing expenses are provided.


NSU's River City Players begin their 2018 summer season shows on June 21st and tickets are on sale now. Rock and Roll Replay and Country Traditions will rock the NSU Playhouse until Aug 4th.


NSU will award the first eight certificates to international students of the online Healthcare Administration Certificate Program this month.


The Arts Council of Tahlequah will be offering summer day camp beginning in June. Arts for All will meet Monday June 11th through Friday Aug 10th from 8am to 5pm Monday through Friday at the Arts Council Gallery in Cort Mall. The Camp is for ages 10 and up.


The Cherokee Nation's Environmental Health & Engineering program is working on five projects to provide better water access to CN citizens living in Delaware and Muskogee counties. In Delaware County the program is working on a waterline extension for Rural Water Dist 11.


The 43rd Annual Cookson Jubilee will be held Friday and Saturday June 8th and 9th.This will also be a Payne Radio Group Listener Appreciation Show. Kaitlin Butts will be perform Friday night along with the Fish Heads Band. The Bo Phillips Band will be on stage Saturday June 9th. This event will raise money for TACO. Area merchants will be handing out free tickets to the Jubilee. There are currently 17 acts on the roster.


McDonalds is looking to move. This past week the Tahlequah Planning and Zoning commission approved a preliminary plat application which would permit McDonald's to relocate to the property off of US 62. The move will be on the west side of Mahaney Ave by Holiday Inn Express and Cato Fashions.


Deputies with the Cherokee County Sheriff's Office jailed Ryan Dale Keys 26 of Park Hill after he allegedly stole a 4-wheeler and traded it for drugs.  Deputies found a syringe in his pocket.


The 1978 Tahlequah High School class will have events for its 40-year reunion Friday through Sunday May 25-27th.  An early registration to coordinate a float trip and answer questions about the weekend events will be held Friday from 4:40pm to 6pm in Norris Park in downtown Tahlequah. On Sunday at 10am a service will be held at Cornerstone Fellowship Church at 718 Pendleton.


The Tahlequah Police Department has recently revamped its use of force policies. Officer shall use only that amount of force that reasonably appears necessary given the facts and circumstances.


A jury trial has been scheduled in Adair County District Court for 28 year old Julian Wade Osage a Delaware County man who is accused of shooting two people last year. Osage was arrested after he allegedly shot a man and woman in 2017 near the Illinois River Ranch area and then fled the scene. The trial is set for June 27th at 9am.




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




The NSU team of Carson Smith and Taylor Hamburger have qualified for this summer's Bassmaster collegiate championship tournament on Lake Tenkiller in July.




The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series will race the Coca Cola 600 at Charlotte Motor Speedway this Sunday at 4pm. You can hear the Race live from the Performance Racing Network (PRN) on Billy Country 96.3 FM & AM 1350.




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.

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