Record-breaking singer-songwriter brings hits for a free show at Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs
WEST SILOAM SPRINGS – With his first country music release in seven years, Ty Herndon is once again touring the country. On July 11, Herndon brings his American country music performance to a free show at SEVEN Bar, inside Cherokee Casino & Hotel West Siloam Springs.
Stilwell’s own Rod Robertson opens the show at 6:30 p.m. Herndon then takes the stage at 9 p.m.
Herndon was originally the lead singer of the Tennessee River Boys, a group that performed at the Opryland USA theme park in the early 1980s, which later evolved into the band Diamond Rio. In 1985, Herndon quit the band to compete on Star Search and developed his solo career in the years that followed. In 1993, Herndon won Texas Music Awards Entertainer of the Year.
Thought to be Oklahoma’s longest running Indian athletic event, the program is a non-profit venture that relies heavily on gate admissions, program ad sales, concession sales, t-shirt sales and the occasional donation from tribes or businesses in order to cover the roughly $25,000 accrued annually in associated costs.
FAIRFAX — For Joe and Carol Conner, each spring and early summer become all basketball, all the time.
For the last 20 years, the Conners have organized and run the Indian All-State basketball games as a way to encourage Native high school student-athletes to graduate from high school and pursue a college education.
“Not only do we get to have a good basketball game, but we take a day and a half to encourage these kids and motivate them to continue their educational career as well,” Joe Conner said. “A big part of the Indian All-State weekend is a ‘life after high school’ session where we bring in people to talk to the kids about the transition from high school to college or a career.”
Cherokee Nation Cultural Tourism offering July 18 class at Cherokee National Prison Museum
TAHLEQUAH – Cherokee Nation officials are hosting a July 18 workshop for those who want to learn how to make their own unique pair of moccasins.
The class will be held at the Cherokee National Prison Museum from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. All materials will be provided to make traditional pucker-toe moccasins, which were historically worn by the Cherokee people.
NEW YORK (AP) – On top of the bag fees and other charges, families traveling this summer may have to pay extra just to sit next to one another.
Airlines are reserving a growing number of seats for elite customers or those willing to shell out more money. These seats often – but not always – come with a little extra legroom. The catch: setting these seats aside leaves fewer places for other passengers to sit without paying extra.
That means mom might end up in row 20, dad in row 23 and junior sitting all the way back in row 30, regardless of age. Airlines say their gate agents try to help family members without adjacent seats sit together, especially people flying with small children. Yet there is no guarantee things will work out.