Diligwa Villager Steve Daugherty finishes the roof of an arbor in the Diligwa Village at the Cherokee Heritage Center in Park Hill. The arbors will be used to shelter staff and visitors from the sun and rain in the village, which is a popular attraction in the spring and summer. ROGER GRAHAM/CHEROKEE PHOENIX Read More
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Bo and Sherrie Burrows, of Hulbert, fill a shopping cart Jan. 7 at the Cherokee Nation’s Food Distribution Center in Tahlequah. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX Read More
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Bryan Waytula finishes a picture of a crane for a family member. COURTESY Read More
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Cherokee Nation Businesses CEO Shawn Slaton addresses the Tribal Council during its Jan. 14 meeting. Slaton told legislators that a Mississippi-based company announced plans to build a three-phase, $250-million resort casino in Pope County, Arkansas. COURTESY
A Mississippi-based company announced plans to build a casino in Pope County, but local residents oppose it.
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WEST SILOAM SPRINGS – Uncle Kracker – the musician, rapper and singer-songwriter – will perform a free show on Jan. 25 at the SEVEN Bar inside the Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs. Uncle Kracker takes the stage at 9 p.m.
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PARK HILL – The Oklahoma Humanities Council recently gave the Cherokee Heritage Center’s Cultural Outreach Program an $8,500 grant that will be used to support the outreach effort.

According to a Cherokee Nation press release, the Tribal Council gave the CHC an initial gift of $3,500 so that the center would be eligible for the larger OHC award.
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In New Mexico, a lone police officer patrolled a Native American reservation larger in size than Houston on a shift that normally has three people.
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Oklahoma Republican Gov.-elect Kevin Stitt, with his wife Sarah Stitt at his side, speaks at his pre-inaugural Redbud Ball on Jan. 12 at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa. The Cherokee Nation citizen was sworn in to office on Jan. 14. MIKE SIMONS/TULSA WORLD VIA AP
His agenda includes improving public education and reducing the state’s incarceration rate.
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Hundreds expected for rally and march followed by activist engagement fair.
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Ned’s bar is in Tahlequah and is a popular gathering place. Since opening in 1985, it has become a staple in the community. GRANT NEUGIN/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee Nation citizen Gary Kirkpatrick takes a picture with Flaco, the mascot of Ned’s bar, at the Tahlequah establishment. GRANT NEUGIN/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee Nation citizen Gary Kirkpatrick inherits the long-standing bar from his parents.
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Ashley Renae Freeman (left) and Lauria Jaylene Bible, both 16 at the time, have been missing since Dec. 30, 1999. COURTESY
In 2000 investigators were told Ashley Freeman and Lauria Bible were killed and dumped in a mine shift near Picher, Oklahoma.
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Using the Cherokee Phoenix Elder/Veteran Fund, citizens who are 65 and older, as well as military veterans, can apply for free one-year subscriptions.
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The Johnson-O’Malley funding formula has been frozen since 1995, and restrictive caps have limited the number of students served each year.
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OKLAHOMA CITY – The Cherokee National Youth Choir is to be among the performers at a series of events marking the inauguration of incoming Oklahoma Gov. Kevin Stitt, who is a Cherokee Nation citizen.

The three inaugural events will take place between Jan. 10 and Jan. 14 in Lawton, Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

Other performers are country music singers Toby Keith and Jimmie Allen and the Oklahoma City Philharmonic.

Stitt, a Republican and political newcomer, defeated Democrat Drew Edmondson in the November election.
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