Cherokee Phoenix announces quarterly giveaway winner

BY STAFF REPORTS
01/07/2019 05:00 PM
TAHLEQUAH – Congratulations to Bryce Adair, of Alva, for winning the Cherokee Phoenix’s fourth-quarter giveaway contest.

Adair won a collection of seven books by the late Cherokee author Robert J. Conley. His widow Evelyn Conley donated the books in 2018.

He joins 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 from 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.

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 2019 quarterly drawing on April 1 when it gives away a necklace and matching earrings by Cherokee artist Brandi Brown.

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

For more information regarding the giveaways, call Samantha Cochran at 918-207-3825 or Justin Smith at 918-207-4975 or samantha-cochran@cherokee.org
or justin-smith@cherokee.org.

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