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Cox Convention Center Inter-Tribal Homeless Veterans Stand Down
November 4, 2016
10 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Cox Convention Center, 1 Myriad Gardens, Oklahoma City

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(L-R) Richard Walters (seated), OKC Ballet, Zoe Marnello-Kohn, San Fransisco Ballet (seated), Milena Garcia, OKC Ballet, Walter Gutierrez, Miki Kawamura, OKC Ballet (seated), Kayla Banks, Osage Ballet Stage Manager, Cathy Ross, Jenna Smith, Osage Ballet Choreographer, Katherine Boatwright, Ballet Nebraska, Toleu Mukanov (seated), Walter Martin and Randy Crespo.

PAWHUSKA – On Aug. 2, the evening before departing for Santa Fe for their Aug. 6 performances at the Lensic Performing Arts Center via tour bus, Osage Ballet Director, Randy Tinker Smith, and her lead ballet dancers gathered at Cathy Ross’s home for dinner and a chance to meet some members of the community.

Debbie Reed, Pawhuska City Councilman Steve Holcombe, his wife Susie Holcombe, Osage Tribal Museum Curator Hallie Winter and Emily Holcombe were among those who attended.

When Director Randy Tinker Smith approached Cathy Ross with the idea of hosting a dinner for the Osage Ballet professional dancers, Ross answered with a resounding, “yes!”

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November 1 – December 30, 2015
In the Spotlight: The Art of Clancy Gray
Red Earth Art Center, Oklahoma City
Free to the public Monday-Friday 10-5 pm
(405) 427-5228,
Award-winning Osage artist Clancy Gray is featured during a one-man show in downtown Oklahoma City’s Red Earth Art Center. In the Spotlight: The Art of Clancy Gray features breathtaking examples of the Tulsa artists his award winning sculpture and jewelry pieces.

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MUSKOGEE - Bacone College named its 2015-2016 Miss Indian Bacone on Oct. 15. Torrii Crittenden, Cherokee, from Westville, Okla. is a radiology major and plays for the Bacone softball team.
The pageant was sponsored by the Bacone Native American Student Association.
Runners-up were Sarah Brixey, Cherokee; Kylar Foshee, Choctaw; and Sara Whitehead, Chickahominy Tribe of Virginia.
Judges for the pageant were Carmen Sankey, 2015-2016 Miss Indian Oklahoma; Emma Washee 2015-2016 Arapaho Tribal Princess; Jana Taylor, Muskogee Public Schools Indian Education college and career counselor and 2012 Miss Indian Bacone.
The outgoing 2014-2015 Miss Indian Bacone is Jada Silverhorn.
Other visiting princesses include Faithlyn Seawright, 2015-2016 Jr. Miss Indian Oklahoma; Madison Reavis, 2015-2016 Miss NASA Muskogee Public Schools; Spring Chalakee, 2015-2016 Jr. Miss NASA Muskogee Public Schools; Cortnie Crockett, Muskogee Public Schools NASA Ambassador; and Robyn Chanate, Strawberry Festival Bell Pow Wow Princess.

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