Cherokee Phoenix announces quarterly giveaway winner

BY STAFF REPORTS
07/06/2018 04:00 PM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
This 12-foot, two-piece fishing pole donated by Larry’s Bait and Tackle in Fort Gibson now belongs to Dusty Helbling of Ozark, Arkansas.
TAHLEQUAH – Congratulations to Dusty Helbling, of Ozark, Arkansas, for being the Cherokee Phoenix’s second-quarter giveaway winner for 2018.

Helbling won a custom 12-foot, two-piece fishing pole by Larry Fulton of Larry’s Bait and Tackle in Fort Gibson.

He won it after a Cherokee Phoenix staff member drew his name from 40 entries accumulated during the past three months.

He joins 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.

In the first-quarter giveaway, 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 third 2018 quarterly drawing on Oct. 1 when it gives away a handmade buffalo tooth necklace by Cherokee artist Sherri Hattori.

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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