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Tahlequah News                     Monday 03/27/17


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 46th annual Trail of Tears Art Show will run from April 8th through May 6th at the Cherokee Heritage Center with categories including painting, sculpture and pottery.  An awards reception is set for 6pm on April 7th.


NSU will hold spring 2017 commencement ceremonies May 5, 6 and 8th in the NSU Event Center and the Oral Roberts University Mabee Center. The Event Center will be the location of the Tahlequah ceremonies. The college of Education ceremony will take place May 5th at 7pm.


The NSU Center for Tribal Studies has announced its 45th Annual Symposium on the American Indian will be April 10-15 in the University Center on the Tahlequah campus. The theme of this year’s symposium is Indian Givers Indigenous Inspirations. Two screenings of Violet will be shown on April 10th beginning at 6pm in the Webb Auditorium.


The VFW in Tahlequah will hold a Wild Onion and Egg and Bean Dinner from 11am to 1:30pm April 3rd at the Tahlequah VFW Building in the Tahlequah City Park.  Lunch will cost $7.  The VFW holds a fundraising bingo game on Monday nights.


This past week 48 year old Lloyd Eugene Duffield was arrested after allegations of child sexual abuse.  Three children claimed Duffield touched them inappropriately.


It was announced this week that Help-In-Crisis Inc. is offering various volunteer openings during its seventh annual  Walk a Mile in Her Shoes event to be held April 15th in Norris Park. The event will feature men wearing heels walking a mile to raise awareness of the effects of violence against women and children in the community. Registration will take place at 10am and the walk will begin at 11:30am.


The Cherokee Nation is now accepting applications for its Summer Youth Employment Program, which provides work experience for about 600 Native youth each year.  Applications are available at any of the 11 CN Career Services offices and will be due by April 28th. The program kicks off June 5th.


The council of the Cherokee Nation this week approved a contract with the Oklahoma Tobacco Settlement Endowment Trust Healthy Living Program worth more than $350,000.  The Cherokee Nation’s Public health Department was awarded a grant worth $113,425. The next Tribal meeting will be held at 6pm Monday April 10th at the WW Keeler Tribal Complex in Tahlequah.


Deputies with the Cherokee County sheriff’s office arrested Mykeisha Giles of Hulbert and Brandy Sellers  of Westville this week following a traffic stop for speeding.  Giles who was driving 56 mph in a 45 mph zone did not have a valid license.


According to member of the Tahlequah Public Schools Board they are considering a weekly late-start day for its elementary and middle school campuses for the 2017-18 school year. The late start would offer school staff time to meet in their Professional Learning Communities and Site Instructional Councils Superintendent Lisa Presley said it wouldn’t be feasible to have the meeting during the day, or in the afternoon.


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.


The 16th Annual Cherokee Ancestry conference will be hosted by the Cherokee Heritage Center June 9-10.  This two day event provides participants with the tools to research their ancestry with Cherokee historical records. The conference will be held in the Osiyo Room at the Cherokee Nation Tribal Complex.

Voters in Cherokee County who want to have absentee ballots mailed to them for the April 4th Hulbert Municipal Election should apply now according to the Cherokee County Election Board.  Applications for absentee ballots can be accepted until 5pm Wednesday March 29th.


At a meeting this week of the Cherokee County Board of commissioners approved to agree to donate up to $2,000 to Reaching Our Hulbert Community, Keys High School and Tahlequah High School. The money will go toward the school’s alcohol and drug free after prom and after graduation parties.


The assistant dean at NSU Dr. Allyson Watson will present “The Three P’s of a Powerful Woman” at the upcoming American Association of University Women Tahlequah meeting which will be held at noon today in the Rawls Room of the Tahlequah Public Library at 120 S. College.  She holds a master’s and doctoral degrees in educational administration and curriculum from OU.






Tuesday - NSU RiverHawks at Southeastern Oklahoma State in Durant at 2pm.

Wednesday - Pittsburg State at NSU RiverHawks at Rousey Field at 2pm. Live on Billy Country 96.3 & 1350.

Friday & Saturday - Fort Hays State at NSU RiverHawks at Rousey Field at 2pm. Live on Billy Country 96.3 & 1350.




Sunday March 26th – STP 400 at Martinsville. Pre-race is at 1:00 live on Billy Country 96.3 FM & AM 1350.

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