Cherokee Phoenix gives away 50-inch TV

01/31/2020 04:00 PM
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Cherokee Nation citizen Gary Fuson, left, and Cherokee Phoenix distribution specialist BJ Frogg hold a 50-inch TCL 4K smart TV that Frogg delivered to Fuson on Jan. 31 in Stilwell. Fuson won the TV as part of the Cherokee Phoenix’s January subscription drive. TERRIS HOWARD/CHEROKEE PHOENIX
TAHLEQUAH – As part of its January subscription drive, Cherokee Nation citizen Gary Fuson, of Stilwell, won a drawing for a 50-inch TCL 4K smart TV on Jan. 30.

Executive Editor Tyler Thomas announced Fuson as the winner during a drawing on the Cherokee Phoenix’s Facebook page as part of a live streaming event.

“Well I was surprised. That was the first time I won anything in my life, I reckon,” Fuson said in a phone interview. He added that he would probably put the TV in his bedroom because he already has a 48-inch TV in his living room.

Those who bought or renewed an annual Cherokee Phoenix subscriptions between Jan. 1 and Jan. 29 were entered to win. The drawing had 202 entries.

Annual subscription are $15. The Cherokee Phoenix prints twice monthly.

To order, subscribers can pay with a credit/debit card by phone at 918-207-4975, online at or mail a check or money order to Cherokee Phoenix Subscriptions, P.O. Box 948, Tahlequah, OK. Subscribers who mail payments must include the name, address and CN citizenship ID number, if applicable of the person who will receive the subscription.

The Cherokee Phoenix also accepts in-person subscription purchases in its office at 22210 S. Huckleberry Circle, Room 231 in Tahlequah.

Along with paid subscriptions, those who took advantage of the Cherokee Phoenix’s Elder/Veterans or At-Large subscriptions funds were also entered to win. The Elder/Veterans Fund provides free annual subscriptions to CN citizens who are 65 or older, as well as those who are military veterans or active duty personnel. The At-Large Fund provides free annual subscriptions to CN citizens living outside of the tribe’s jurisdiction in northeast Oklahoma. There are no age requirements for this fund.

The two subscription funds are on a first-come, first-served basis while funding lasts. To subscribe using the two funds, call BJ Frogg at 918-207-4975 or email

On Dec. 2, Faye Askew, of Ponca City, won the Cherokee Phoenix’s genealogical report giveaway. Askew later had her Cherokee family’s genealogy researched by genealogist David Hampton, who researches the Cherokee genealogies for the cyclists of the tribe’s annual “Remember the Removal” Bike Ride.

That drawing had 169 entries from people who subscribed to the Cherokee Phoenix in November as part of Native American Heritage Month.


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