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April 8, 2014

Cherokee Nation hosts Environmental Fair on Friday

TAHLEQUAH — The Cherokee Nation is hosting its third annual Environmental Fair on Friday, April 11, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Talking Leaves Job Corps gymnasium, 5700 Bald Hill Road,  to promote conservation and protection of natural resources in the community.

Nearly 40 program officials, including from Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs, U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service, Natural Resource Conservation Service and U.S. Army Corps of Engineers, will have information booths and offer activities that educate the public on environmental issues. New to this year’s fair will be an outdoor agricultural classroom for students to look at how local crops are grown.

“We are excited about this year’s environmental festival and to have the opportunity to promote awareness on environmental issues, conservation and agricultural sustainability, and protecting our natural resources,” said Jason White, environmental specialist with the Cherokee Nation.

From 1-3 p.m. Friday, 13 species of trees, including American Plum, Black Hickory and White Oak, will be given away free in recognition of Arbor Day.

For more information on the Environmental Fair, call Jason White at (918) 453-5000 ext. 5110.

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Poll

Do you think "blue laws" related to Sunday alcohol sales in Oklahoma should be relaxed? Choose the option that most closely reflects your opinion.

Alcoholic drinks should be sold Sundays in restaurants and bars, and liquor stores should be open.
Alcoholic drinks should be sold Sundays in restaurants and bars only; liquor stores should stay closed.
Liquor stores should be open Sundays, but drinks should not be served anywhere on Sundays.
The law should remain as it is now; liquor stores should be closed, and drinks should be served on Sundays according to county option.
No alcohol should be sold or served publicly on Sundays.
Undecided.
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