TAHLEQUAH – Sequoyah High School student-athlete Cody Jeanes has been named the BancFirst of Tahlequah’s Athlete of the Month.
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Cheyenne Daugherty, 11, helps load groceries for her family on March 20 at the Cherokee Nation’s Food Distribution site in Tahlequah. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Cherokee Nation citizen Tommy Monholland, of Tahlequah, fills his trunk with canned goods and other items outside a CN Food Distribution location. CHAD HUNTER/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Many people are heeding recommendations to stay home.
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Tim Ketcher
People across the United States are coping with protective orders to help slow the COVID-19 spread.
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Cherokee Nation citizen Bretly Crawford, right, studies with noted mezzo-soprano opera singer Barbara McAlister, who has helped him find his voice as a theater performer. LINDSEY BARK/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Despite hardships, Crawford pushes to become a theater performer and make his way to Broadway.
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Cherokee Nation citizen Debbie Wilson, of Rocky Ford, sews face masks on March 24 at her home. She donates them to local fire departments and health care providers in light of the shortage of surgical masks to protect workers as they help with the COVID-19 pandemic. COURTESY
Shown are two face masks made by Cherokee Nation citizen Debbie Wilson. COURTESY
Cherokee Nation citizen Verna Bates’ daughter-in-law Michelle Williams models a mask Bates made for her due to shortage of personal protective equipment in her job at the Oklahoma Heart Institute in Tulsa. COURTESY
Community members are sewing masks to help with the shortage of surgical masks caused by the COVID-19 pandemic.
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Andrew Fletcher
At a smaller school such as Fort Collins College, an assistant athletic director does not hold court, but his job might require putting up padding in one. Cherokee Nation citizen Andrew Fletcher, as AAD for facilities, is responsible for facility scheduling, running home game events, gate revenue, physical plant work orders for athletic facilities, and – importantly above 6,000 feet – snow removal. FORT LEWIS COLLEGE
Andrew Fletcher is one of only six American Indians serving as an assistant athletic director across all NCAA member institutions.
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Terry Rattlinggourd, 72, of Pryor, was in Vietnam 50 years ago serving as an infantryman with the Army. He now deals with health problems caused by his service, but said he is proud he served. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Terry Rattlinggourd, 72, of Pryor, served in the U.S. Army’s infantry during the Vietnam War. He entered the war as a replacement. WILL CHAVEZ/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
Terry Rattlinggourd was drafted and served with the Army’s 1st and 25th Infantry Divisions.
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Col. James H. Adams (Ret.), formerly of Watts, Oklahoma, served in Kuwait and Iraq as an assistant battalion S2 during Operation Desert Shield/Desert Storm in 1990 and 1991. COURTESY
Cherokee Nation citizen Col. James H. Adams, left, served in Bosnia and Herzegovina for six months in 1996 assisting with the United States’ peacekeeping efforts. COURTESY
Col. James H. Adams in Sarajevo, the capital of Bosnia-Herzegovina, during his deployment to the Balkans after the Bosnian War that lasted from April 1992 to February 1996. COURTESY
During Operation Iraqi Freedom, which lasted from March 2003 to December 2011, Col. James H. Adams, right, was assigned to the Al-Faw Palace, which was a former palace of Iraqi dictator Saddam Hussein and was later used as the headquarters of the Multi-National Force occupying Iraq. COURTESY
Col. James Adams recently retired from the Army after 30 years of service.
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The tribe’s hepatitis C elimination and ONE FIRE programs are two of the 18 semifinalists.
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Sequoyah High School softball player Kyilee Chumley is the newest senior from the 2020 class who will be taking her talent to play at the next level.
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This undated photo provided by Judith L. Cornelius shows Chuck Trimble, a longtime Native American journalist who died Monday, March 2, 2020, of natural causes in Omaha, Neb., his daughter, Kaiti Fenz-Trimble, announced on Facebook. He was 84. Trimble was a former executive director of the National Congress of American Indians and founder of the American Indian Press Association. (Judith L. Cornelius via AP)
Trimble founded the American Indian Press Association in the 1970s, citing a lack of coverage of Native American issues, Indian Country Today reported. It operated a news service for tribal newspapers across the U.S.
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