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Miss NSU reads to Tahlequah third-graders
Third-graders at three of Tahlequah’s elementary schools were told about the importance of reading - and were read a story - by a special guest on Wednesday.
Miss Northeastern State University LaTasha Atcity visited the schools and read Judith Viorst’s “Alexander and the Terrible, Horrible, No Good, Very Bad Day.” She also gave a free book and bookmark to each student.
Workshop discusses online code talker sites
During the spring semester, Northeastern State University has welcomed guest speakers and a traveling Smithsonian exhibit, “Native Words, Native Warriors,” to explain and honor the history of Native American code talkers.
As part of NSU’s 42nd Symposium on the American Indian, a workshop was conducted to discuss online sites through which students can conduct research and educators can develop lesson plans about code talkers.
“Resilient Warriors: Researching the Indian Code Talkers” was presented by Steve Beleu of the U.S. Government Information Division of the Oklahoma Department of Libraries, and Samantha Clifford, government documents librarian for NSU’s John Vaughan Library.
Domestic flap lands man and his ex in jail
Two Cherokee County residents bonded out of jail this week after a home burglary led to a gun being pulled, sheriff’s deputies said.
Deputy Jarrick Snyder’s report says authorities were called to Manard Road to investigate an assault supposedly involving a gun. Snyder said he arrived and was met by Cindy M. Scott, Justin L. Scott, and Tina Gordon, all of whom were outside of the home.
Arnall taking on David for state Senate
A Tahlequah man on Thursday threw his hat into the ring for a state-level Senate race.
Charles R. Arnall, a Tahlequah Democrat, filed to seek election as the senator of District 18. He’s the only Democrat to file for that seat so far.
Incumbent Kim David, a Porter Republican, filed Wednesday to seek re-election, with no competition as of Thursday on the GOP side of the race.
Trustees increase use tax to match sales tax
Members of the Hulbert Board of Trustees unanimously voted to increase the city’s use tax to match the recent sales tax hike to 4 percent, which was approved by voters in a March 4 special election.
The use tax permits the collection of sales taxes on goods sold in Hulbert from businesses outside the city, such as purchases made online or through the mail.
Candidates began filing their declarations to run for county and state-level offices Wednesday, setting in motion several races for the June 24 primary.
Welcomes were extended and the keynote address given Wednesday during the opening ceremony of the 42nd Symposium on the American Indian.
The formal beginning to the annual celebration of Native American culture was in the Sen. Herb Rozell Ballroom at the University Center on Northeastern State University campus.
The symposium theme is “Thriving Nations, Resilient Peoples,” and the ceremony focused on the adaptability, resourcefulness, optimism and success of American Indians through their histories – even when confronted with difficult circumstances.
Dr. Donald L. Fixico, distinguished foundation professor of history at Arizona State University, delivered the keynote address. NSU President Steve Turner and Cherokee Principal Chief Bill John Baker gave welcomes, as did Ernestine Berry, director of the John Hair Cultural Center and Museum. Berry spoke on behalf of Principal Chief George Wickliffe of the United Keetoowah Band of Cherokee Indians.
Symposium panel discusses direction of Indian studies
One of the goals of NSU’s Symposium on the American Indian is academic collaboration to preserve and foster greater public understanding of Native American cultures and languages.
Included in Wednesday’s first full day of symposium activities was the panel discussion, “The Future of American Indian and Indigenous Studies.” The panelists met in the Sen. Herb Rozell Ballroom of the University Center.
Empaneled were Dr. Gus Palmer Jr., interim director of the Department of Native Studies at the University of Oklahoma; Dr. Amanda Cobb-Greetham of the Department of English at Oklahoma State University; Dr. Benjamin Kracht, coordinator of American Indian Studies at NSU; Dr. Patti Jo King, interim chair of American Indian Studies at Bacone College; and Dr. Sean Teuton of the Department of English at the University of Arkansas.
Community service deal handed down to ‘teabagger’
Prosecutors have agreed to a plea deal with a Park Hill man accused of “tea-bagging” a woman who had passed out at his party in January.
Austin Maize, 21, was originally charged with indecent exposure and permitting invitees under 21 to possess or consume alcohol or controlled dangerous substances.
The first charge was reduced to “acts resulting in gross injury,” to which Maize pleaded guilty.
Help sought in locating missing teenager
Anyone who knows where Pritchett is located is asked to call the sheriff’s office at (918) 456-2583.
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