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State Tipoffs Involving Oklahoma Newsletter for Sunday June 23, 2019 ( 13 items )  

Cherokee Nation Contributes $7.7M to Sequoyah County Road Project
SALLISAW, Oklahoma, June 17 -- The Cherokee Nation, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release: Cherokee Nation is partnering with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation and Sequoyah County to continue improvements to Dwight Mission Road. Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Bill John Baker, Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden, Tribal Councilor E.O. Smith and Deputy Chief-elect Bryan Warner visited Sallisaw recently to present a check for $7.7 million to the Sequo  more

Cherokee Nation Honors U.S. Army, Marine Veterans in June
TAHLEQUAH, Oklahoma, June 17 -- The Cherokee Nation, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release: The Cherokee Nation honored four veterans with the Medal of Patriotism at the June Tribal Council meeting on Monday. Ashley Rutherford, 72, of Burleson, Texas; John Cochran, 69, of Claremore; Billy Cecil, 70, of Park Hill; and Marvin Winton, 83, of Amarillo, Texas, were recognized by Cherokee Nation Deputy Chief S. Joe Crittenden and Principal Chief Bill John Ba  more

Chickasaw Nation Medical Center Receives Recognition for Support of Nursing Certification
ADA, Oklahoma, June 20 -- The Chickasaw Nation, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release: The Chickasaw Nation recently earned a coveted designation from the Competency & Credentialing Institute that is awarded to facilities having at least 50 percent of their operating room nursing staffs CNOR certified. Nurses who attain CNOR certification have been documented as consistently achieving exceptionally high standards of practice in providing care for their  more

Chickasaw Youth Takes Best of Show at Red Earth Festival
ADA, Oklahoma, June 20 -- The Chickasaw Nation, a federally-recognized Native American tribe, issued the following news release: A 2019 Byng High School graduate's buffalo sculpture was named Youth Division "Best of Show" at the renowned Red Earth Festival here in June. The honor marks the third time in four years a Chickasaw youth has won the top honor. Kaylee Martin hammered, pounded, soldered and shaped "The Lone Buffalo" during the 2018 Chickasaw Arts Academy. She selected pewter as her   more

Federal Grant, Contributions From Choctaw Nation, Southeastern Foundation Assist Southeastern Police Officers
DURANT, Oklahoma, June 11 -- Southeastern Oklahoma State University issued the following news release: Southeastern Oklahoma State University police officers were recent recipients of new bulletproof vests thanks to a Department of Justice grant and contributions from the Choctaw Nation of Oklahoma and the Southeastern Foundation. The Office of Justice Programs' Bulletproof Vest Partnership Grant is a match grant that pays for 50 percent of the total cost. The remaining costs were paid for by  more

New Center for Women's and Gender Studies Leadership Expanding Research and Curriculum At West Virginia University
MORGANTOWN, West Virginia, June 19 -- West Virginia University issued the following story: New leadership in West Virginia University's Center for Women's and Gender Studies is expanding research and teaching initiatives surrounding gender diversity and social justice. Sharon Bird, professor and head of sociology at Oklahoma State University, has been named the Center's director and a professor of women's and gender studies. Maria del Guadalupe "Lupe" Davidson, associate professor and chair  more

Oklahoma City Council Calls Special Meetings This Summer for Potential Metropolitan Area Projects 4 Project Presentations
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, June 18 -- The city of Oklahoma issued the following news release: The Oklahoma City Council called a series of special public meetings in July and August to hear presentations on potential MAPS 4 projects. The meetings are open to everyone and broadcast live on Channel 20 and on YouTube, with recordings later posted to the City's YouTube Channel. The meetings will begin at 9 a.m. in the Council Chamber on the third floor of City Hall, 200 N Walker Ave.: * Tuesday, Ju  more

Oklahoma City's June Sales Tax Summary
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, June 18 -- The city of Oklahoma issued the following news release: The June sales tax report shows General Fund collections in Oklahoma City were up 3.1 percent compared to the same month last year, above the monthly projection by 2.2 percent. The June report includes collections for the last half of April and estimated collections in the first half of May, which total about $21.6 million for the General Fund. That's around $460,000 above the projection. June is the l  more

Oklahoma Department of Corrections: Oklahoma Thunderstorm Leads to a Lifetime Friendship Behind the Wire
MCLOUD, Oklahoma, June 18 -- The Oklahoma Department of Corrections issued the following news: When severe weather rolls through Oklahoma - we rarely hear about the tiniest casualties. This is Grace. She's almost a year old now, thanks to some inmates at Mabel Basset Correctional Center. Inmate Joy Kaulaity said, "It was last June when the weather was bad and stuff. She got washed out and she was a little bitty baby. The women brought her to me because during my incarceration I used to rescue   more

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt Announces Hiring of Senior Healthcare Policy Advisor
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, June 21 -- Gov. Kevin Stitt, R-Oklahoma, issued the following news release: Governor Kevin Stitt announced today the hiring of Carter Kimble, who is joining the Governor's office as the Deputy Secretary of Health and Mental Health and is tasked with working with the governor and cabinet secretaries on a health care plan to improve health outcomes by increasing access for all Oklahomans to affordable coverage and modernizing health services delivered by state agencies.   more

Oklahoma Gov. Stitt: Four More Counties Approved for Federal Assistance After Floods, Storms
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, June 17 -- Gov. Kevin Stitt, R-Oklahoma, issued the following news release: Governor Kevin Stitt announced today that the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) has approved the state's request for disaster assistance for four more Oklahoma counties impacted by flooding, tornadoes, severe storms and straight-line winds. The disaster assistance benefits individuals and business owners affected by severe storms that have occurred since May 7 in Cherokee, Le Flore, No  more

Oklahoma State Treasurer McDaniel: Unclaimed Property Items to Be Auctioned Next Week
OKLAHOMA CITY, Oklahoma, June 21 -- Oklahoma State Treasurer Randy McDaniel issued the following news release: * * * - Coins, jewelry, collectibles to be sold * * * Coin collections, jewelry, baseball cards, and a machete are just some of the items from some 600 abandoned safe deposit boxes scheduled for auction next week in Oklahoma City, State Treasurer Randy McDaniel announced today. The contents of the abandoned safe deposit boxes will be auctioned starting at 9 o'clock, Friday, June 28  more

Southwestern Oklahoma State University: Dr. Randy Curry Appointed to the Oklahoma Health Care Authority Board
WEATHERFORD, Oklahoma, June 20 -- Southwestern Oklahoma State University issued the following news release: Dr. Randy Curry, rural health coordinator for the Southwestern Oklahoma State University College of Pharmacy in Weatherford, has been appointed to the board of the Oklahoma Health Care Authority. As rural health coordinator, Curry oversees services and staff that provide community based Diabetes Self-Management Education and Diabetes Prevention Programs as well as Remote Medication Order  more