$75,000 in prize money awarded to numerous artists
TULSA – This year’s 11th annual Cherokee Art Market honored Glenda McKay with Best of Show for “Ingalik Charm Basket” at Hard Rock Hotel & Casino Tulsa.
The awards reception held Friday honored the Cherokee Art Market winners with $75,000 overall prize money awarded across 25 categories.
Special exhibit on display at Cherokee National Prison Museum
TAHLEQUAH — Throughout history, Cherokees have always placed a high priority on their relationship with the Earth and emphasized the importance of being good stewards of the land.
A new exhibit at the Cherokee National Prison Museum showcases that relationship while featuring Cherokee agricultural practices from pre-removal to present day. “Of the Earth” runs July 15 through Nov. 1. Free admission will be offered on opening day.
OKLAHOMA CITY – Medicare beneficiaries in Oklahoma can get free, unbiased help reviewing their Medicare Advantage and prescription drug plans for 2017. The Oklahoma Insurance Department’s Medicare Assistance Program (MAP) and its partner agencies are offering the assistance during the open enrollment period. Last year, MAP counselors helped Oklahoma beneficiaries save an average of $1,900 on their Part D prescription drug plan.
“There are more than 600,000 Oklahomans on Medicare,” Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak said. “To ensure these folks get the most from their Medicare benefits next year, they need to research their options. We can help them do that.”
Medicare Open Enrollment ends Dec. 7. During this time, Medicare beneficiaries can:
DURANT – Two years ago, at an inaugural candlelight vigil held at Tvshka Homma, Chief Gary Batton became the first chief in Choctaw history to sign a proclamation recognizing Domestic Violence Awareness Month and the seriousness of abuse within families.
Understanding the hardship brought on by violence taking place in some families, Chief Batton again has declared October 2016 as Domestic Violence Awareness Month. The proclamation, dated Oct. 3, 2016, was signed in an effort to draw attention to the need for preventative steps and the healing process for these victims.