Cherokee Phoenix announces quarterly giveaway winner

01/06/2020 04:30 PM
TAHLEQUAH – Congratulations to Lila Beaver, of Vinita, for winning the Cherokee Phoenix’s fourth-quarter giveaway contest.

Beaver won three handmade baskets created by Muscogee (Creek) artist Merle “Cate” Fritz during a Jan. 2 drawing with 142 entries.

Beaver joins Darlene Littledeer, of Tahlequah; Theta Reed, of Collinsville; Julia Dahl, of Chico, California; Bryce Adair, of Alva; Naomi Birdtail, of Tahlequah; Dusty Helbling, of Ozark, Arkansas; James McNew, of El Dorado, Kansas; Geneva Collins, of Park Hill; Steven Rice, of Bartlesville; Patrick Swartz, of Bellevue, Nebraska; Charlotte Foster, of Chelsea; Dana Parks from Brownsboro, Texas; Nan Butler, of Wellston, Wauneta Wine of Columbia, Maryland; and Dale Easky of St. Clair, Missouri, as Cherokee Phoenix quarterly giveaway winners.

Littledeer won two pieces of stained art glass by Cherokee artist Brandi Hines. Reed won two pairs of earrings and a necklace by Cherokee artist Elaine Hughes. Dahl won a necklace and earrings made by Cherokee artist Brandi Brown. Adair won seven books written by the late Cherokee author Robert J. Conley. Birdtail won a handmade buffalo tooth necklace by Cherokee artist Sherri Hattori. Helbling won a custom 12-foot, two-piece fishing pole by Larry Fulton of Larry’s Bait and Tackle in Fort Gibson. McNew won a loom-woven blanket by Cherokee weaver Janice Dreadfulwater, of Tahlequah. Collins won a handcrafted wooden art by Cherokee artist Jay Cox of Notchietown Hardwoods. Rice won a booger mask and scissor-cut art by Tana Washington of Scissor Cut Art. Swartz won an 18-inch-by-24-inch limited-edition giclee on canvas titled “Gifts of Life” by Traci Rabbit of Rabbit Studios. Foster won a finger-woven belt made by Cherokee artist Jules Brison of Waterspider Creations. Parks won beaded jewelry made by Native Uniques owner Samantha Barnes. Butler won four painted tiles by Cherokee artist MaryBeth Timothy of MoonHawk Art. Wine won a carving by Cherokee sculptor Matthew Girty, and Easky won a knife by Cherokee knife maker Ray Kirk.

The Cherokee Phoenix will hold its first 2020 quarterly drawing on April 1 when it gives away a painting by Cherokee artist Kenny Henson.

Entries for the drawing can be obtained by donating to the Cherokee Phoenix’s Elder/Veterans Subscription Fund or buying a Cherokee Phoenix subscription or merchandise. One entry is given for every $10 spent or donated.

For information, call Samantha Cochran at 918-207-3825 or email


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