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Monday, 14 September 2015 17:20

Free Karaoke in the Park coming October 8

Okmulgee karaoke kings and queens get ready, your time has officially come. Karaoke in the Park is kicking off the Fall season in grand fashion, 80’s fashion.

Scheduled for October 8, the event is to be held in the Jim Newport Pocket Park from 6 p.m. – 8 p.m. and Okmulgee Main Street encourages all to dress up in their best 80’s garb and show off your vocal chops.

Ribbons will be given to the best performers for champs whose songs knock it out of the park. That night will also be a tie-in celebration and reception for artist Kenneth Hollingshead who crafted and beautifully painted the pocket park’s mural. The mural depicts several Okmulgee landmarks displayed through archways painted on the East wall of the park.The landmarks in the mural include the Orpheum, the Spillway, and Okmulgee High School.

The event is open to the public and free of charge. Karaoke in The Park is just another in a long line of community events scheduled by Okmulgee Main Street to bring activity and people to the downtown area where the revitalization of the City is in full swing.

The Catholic Community of Okmulgee, First Presbyterian & Mt. Zion Missionary Baptist Churches have joined together to host a Patriot Day Prayer Service.

PatriotDayofObservance

Patriot Day is a Day of Observance, to mark the anniversary of the 9/11 terrorist attacks against the United States, but also, in a meaningful way to remember those who died, were injured, or served to protect us. Patriot Day is a Day of Prayer, to give thanks to God, and to humbly ask the Almighty's guidance, protection, and healing for our Country and World. The day is also for recognition, to show gratitude and appreciation to those among us who Serve and Protect us daily.

Join us at First Presbyterian Church
401 S. Seminole Ave, Okmulgee
Thursday 9/10/15 - 7:00 PM

Please wear your uniform if you currently serve in the military, law enforcement, firefighting, or emergency-rescue services. Charitable Donations will benefit the Wounded Warrior Project. See more at www.woundedwarriorproject.org

Reception to Follow in the Fellowship Hall.

Friday, 28 August 2015 09:42

MCN schedules program fair in Wetumka

WETUMKA, Okla. — A program fair will be held at 11 a.m. on Wednesday, Sept. 2 at the Muscogee (Creek) Nation Southern Regional Office in Wetumka.

The program fair will provide an opportunity for citizens in the area to learn about MCN programs and departments.

“I want citizens to know that they can come to SRO and receive the same services as they would in Okmulgee,” SRO Coordinator Darleata Tiger said. “This also gives citizens an opportunity to see what assistance is offered, ask questions and meet staff.”

Citizens will also have an opportunity to register to vote.

Food and door prizes will be available.

The Okmulgee JOM Parent Committee will hold a Special Meeting on Thursday, August 27, 2015 at 6:00 pm at the Okmulgee Public Library on 218  S Okmulgee Avenue, Okmulgee

The inaugural family-friendly event — expected to draw 300-500 people — will feature unique attractions, performances, food and vendors from Oklahoma’s African, Latin/Hispanic and Caribbean cultures. An indoor/outdoor set up is also planned in case Oklahoma weather doesn’t cooperate.

The event is free and open to the public.

Musical performances will include Gemstar’s steel pan performance, Perizad’s belly dance, the tribal rhythms of African dance with Dance de Expression and the traditional Mexican dance group Tonatiuh from the Latin/Hispanic culture. Also featured on stage will be 360 Style’s Natural Hair Cultural Unity Show, The Citywide Musicians Jam Session hosted by JAM Sessions and more local/national acts to be announced.

Kid-friendly attractions will include the Wacky Comedy Parlor dunk tank, face painting by Amirah and mobile laser tag. Morton’s Kid Clinic will be providing health checkups for children.

The event, kicking off at 11 a.m. each day, will also feature nightly concerts.

At 8 p.m. Friday, the entertainment will be a fusion of spoken word, vocals and music by Delacroix & Friends. Afterward, the dance floor will be opened up for a DJ party highlighting the Caribbean, African and Latin cultures. On stage Saturday at 6:30 p.m., will be On a Whim followed DJ G Wiz, reggae band Local Hero and Charlie Redd & The Full Flava Kings.

On hand will be some of Tulsa’s favorite food trucks, cultural restaurants and concessions such as Calalloos Caribbean catering, Sisserou’s, SKT Concessions, Head Country, Melodees and more.

Proceeds from the festival will be donated to Blue Star Moms and the Caribbean-American Association.

The convention center is located at 12205 S. Yukon Ave., off Highway 75 South and Highway 117.

The public is invited to hear State Auditor Gary Jones who will be the featured speaker for the Tuesday, September 8, meeting of the Okmulgee County Republicans.

In addition to being the State Auditor, Gary is a former State Chairman of the Republican Party. He was also the whistleblower who helped the FBI bring down a group of very corrupt state politicians several years ago.

Gary has a unique perspective of the cost of government and what can be done to dramatically lower costs. From that perspective, Gary will explain his proposal that Oklahoma adopt a new format for our state government that could save millions of dollars annually.

It's a proposal that stirred quite a desire for debate at the June Republican State Committee meeting. We invite you to be one of the first outside of Republican State Committee members to hear about the idea that will ruffle so many legislators' feathers.

The September 8 meeting begins at 7 p.m. in the OSU Student Union Building. OSU is located at 1801 E 4th Street in Okmulgee.

Thursday, 13 August 2015 15:37

Head Start accepts applications

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Head Start Program is accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year for locations in Checotah, Dewar, Eufaula, Henryetta, Midway, Okemah, Okmulgee, Tulsa, Wainwright and Wetumka. To register, stop by one of the locations, or call 918-732-7899. MCN Head Start is a free educational program for children ages 3-4.

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation School Clothing Program is now open year-round from May 1-April 30. The Program began accepting applications for the 2015-2016 school year on May 1.

Thursday, 13 August 2015 15:34

Employment and Training hosts hiring event

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Employment and Training Department will host a hiring event from 9 a.m.-3p.m. on Friday, Aug. 21 at the MCN Education and Training Building. The event will search for qualified team members for the Freddy’s Frozen Custard and Steakburgers that is under construction at the Tulsa Hills Shopping Center in Jenks, Okla.

Thursday, 13 August 2015 15:33

Free GED classes offered to the public

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Employment and Training Department is offering free GED classes for anyone in Tulsa, Okla. on Aug. 17, Aug. 18, Aug. 24, Aug. 25 and Aug. 31. Classes will be offered in Okmulgee, Okla. on Aug. 18, Aug. 19, Aug. 25 and Aug. 26.

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