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Tahlequah News                     Friday 05/26/17


Area high school students are invited to engage in a unique learning experience focused on criminal justice, designed for their age group at NSU’s Criminal Justice Summer Camps. The camps will be offered June 26-29 on the Tahlequah Campus and July 10-13 on the Broken Arrow campus.  Each day the camp will begin at 9am and end at 4pm.


The Cherokee Nation will host a send-off ceremony Tuesday at 9am at the  WW. Keeler  Tribal Complex for the 12 Cherokees who leave for the 2017 Remember the Removal Bike Ride.  The 950 mile ride will begin in Georgia on June 4th.


Again this year Sequoyah High School will participated in the US Department of Agriculture Summer Food Program which will run today through July 6th Monday through Thursday at the SHS cafeteria.  Breakfast will be served from 7am to 8am and lunch from 11am to noon.  Adults may eat breakfast for $3 and lunch for $4.


The public is invited to Fort Gibson National Cemetery’s Memorial Day Ceremony Monday afternoon at 2pm. The keynote address will be given by State Rep. George Faught, District 14. Special music will be provided by the Muskogee Community Band.


In Tahlequah First Flight air medical transport will hold a base open house and ribbon cutting ceremony on June 8th at 10:30am at its hanger at Northeaster Health System at 1400 E. Downing in Tahlequah.


The Tahlequah Board of Education approved a measure which will mean the school year will begin with a weekly 30-minute late start at the three elementary schools and middle school on Monday’s during the school year. This will allow teachers at the sites to work together in professional learning communities.


The public is invited to a open house meeting on future US -62/SH-51 project in Cherokee County.  ODOT is hosting this meeting June 1st in Briggs.  The meeting will take place from 5pm to 7pm


Beginning June 15th and running through Aug 5th the 2017 edition of the River City Players in Tahlequah. This season 60’s Retro Jukebox, 70’s Country Radio and 80’s Movie Soundtrack are the featured shows this season and tickets are now available for purchase.  Performances will take place in the NSU Playhouse.


The NSU student food bank, Riverhawk Food Pantry is expanding on the Tahlequah campus into the newly named Rowdy’s Resource Room to offer students in need a larger variety of assistance.  The Resource Room will provide clothes, school and cleaning supplies at no cost to students in need.


Tahlequah Public Schools are now enrolling for the fourth annual Summer Fine Arts Camp. The camp will take place from 8am to 4pm June 5-16 at the Tahlequah High School Performing Arts Center. Performances will be on June 16th and 17th. Campers must be going into grades 3-8 for the upcoming school year.


The Cherokee Nation’s Education Services announced recently that it still has slots available for students ages 14-17 for its Safeguarding Natural Heritage Youth Residential Camp in June. Students will check into the Sequoyah High School dorms at noon on June 4th and check out at noon on June 17th. For more info you can phone Nessie at 918-453-5341.


The Cherokee Nation’s Family Assistance will again give out school clothing vouchers to eligible children through its Clothing Assistance Program this Summer.  The vouchers will be distributed from 10am to 7pm  at the Sequoyah High Schools The Place Where They Play on July 27th The Stilwell high school cafeteria on July 12th.


You can discover your family history when the Cherokee Heritage Center presents the 16th annual Cherokee Ancestry Conference June 9-10th at the Tribal Complex. Participants will also learn about various CN records available online. The Conference will take place in the Osiyo Room at the Tribal complex.


11th Annual Red Fern Festival has been postponed and rescheduled for June 16th and 17th in Downtown Tahlequah.


The Cherokee Nation in observance of Memorial Day this week will honor all fallen Cherokee warriors and their commitment to the US military with a special wreath-laying ceremony at 3pm Friday at the Cherokee  Warrior Memorial on South Muskogee Ave.  The ceremony will include the raising of the flags and a performance by the Cherokee National Youth Choir.


AAA Oklahoma will again offer the Tipsy Tow program this holiday weekend.  AAA will offer free tows over the long holiday weekend to keep drunk drivers off the streets. Tipsy tow will begin at 6pm tonight and run through 4am Tuesday.  For help you can call 800-222-4357. AAA will give the motorist and up to one more person and their vehicle a free ride home within a 15 miles radius of the point of pickup.


The Help-In-Crisis Women’s Domestic Violence Shelter is asking for donations to help create an arts and crafts center.  All types of art supplies are needed. Help In Crisis is located at 205 N College Ave


NSU officials are now keeping a close eye on enrollment numbers on the Tahlequah, Broken Arrow and Muskogee campuses because enrollment has decreased .


The American Indian Resource Center has a limited number of S TEM camp scholarships for Native American Students Grades 5-8. Students must be enrolled in a Cherokee county public school. Students are eligible to apply and receive assistance up to $150.00. More info phone 918-456-5581.


This week the Cherokee County Sheriff’s Office arrested 18 year old Justin Tate Davis a female juvenile and two male juveniles for possession of marijuana and public intoxication.


At the City Council meeting this week councilors announced that those that are petitioning the property rezoning where a concrete batch plant will be built don’t have the 359 required signatures and will now have until May 31st to acquire them.




Sequoyah High School will host an Oklahoma City Thunder Youth Basketball Camp July 18-20 at its gym, The Place Where They Play. This camp is open for kids ages 6-14 each day of the camp.


The UKB of Cherokee Indians will hold the Keetoowah Cherokee Football and Sports Skills Camp which will be hosted by the Day of Champions Sports. The camp will be held at the Kenwood Public School on Saturday June 10th. Registration will begin at 8:30am and the camp will begin at 9am.




Sunday May 28th The Monster Energy NASCAR Cup Series race is at Charlotte Motor Speedway for the Coca Cola 600 Race at 4pm live on Billy Country 96.3FM  & AM 1350.



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