Cherokee Phoenix announces quarterly giveaway winner

BY STAFF REPORTS
10/05/2018 08:30 AM
Main Cherokee Phoenix
This handmade buffalo tooth necklace by Cherokee artist Sherri Hattori belongs to Naomi Birdtail, of Tahlequah.
TAHLEQUAH – Congratulations to Naomi Birdtail, of Tahlequah, for winning the Cherokee Phoenix’s third-quarter giveaway contest.

Birdtail won a handmade buffalo tooth necklace by Cherokee artist Sherri Hattori after a Cherokee Phoenix staff member drew her name from 163 entries accumulated during the past three months.

She joins 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.

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 fourth 2018 quarterly drawing on Jan. 2 when it gives away a collection of books authored by the late Robert J. Conley.

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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