OKMULGEE, Okla. — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation School Clothing Program will begin accepting applications Friday, May 1 for the 2015-2016 school year. The program is open to all enrolled Muscogee (Creek) students regardless of residence.
Applications for the program are accepted year-round, May 1 to April 30.
Students ages 3-18 who are enrolled in a certified Head Start Program, public school, private school or homeschool program are eligible for the $200 grant.
The grant is not based on income requirements.
Applications can be obtained from the MCN School Clothing Office in Okmulgee, MCN Southern Regional Office in Wetumka, any MCN Child Development Center, any MCN Community Center, or available online at: http://www.mcn-nsn.gov/Pages/SchoolClothing/schcloth.html.
Applications can be sent in by mail, fax, email or dropped off at the School Clothing office.
For more information about the program and documentation requirements, contact the MCN School Clothing Program at: 918-549-2473.
OKMULGEE – Food safety training classes will be held on Thursday, May 7 at Mvskoke Food Sovereignty Initiative (MFSI) offices located at 100 E. 7th St., Ste. 101 in downtown Okmulgee.
Two food safety training classes will be held on this date; the first class will be held at 10 a.m. and the second class will be held at 2 p.m. You will only need to attend one class.
This marks the fourth year that David Hogner, District Environmental Health Officer at Okmulgee Office of Environmental Health Services has held food safety training classes at MFSI offices.
Please RSVP to MFSI staff June Marshall at (918) 752-6139 or Dicey Barnett or Sue White at (918) 756-5915.
Mvskoke Food Sovereignty Initiative is a 501 (c) (3) non-profit, organized exclusively for charitable, educational and scientific purposes.
TULSA, Okla. — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation District Court will host the 13th annual Doing Business in Indian Country: Invasion and Resurrection of Native Society from the Tribal Court’s Perspective Continuing Legal Education Course April 30-May 1 at the River Spirit Event Center in Tulsa.
“The CLE hosted by the Muscogee Nation District Court covers in one setting the breadth of topics comprising tribal and Indian law from the tribal perspective,” MCN District Court Judge Gregory Bigler said. “Attendees will hear from some of the leading legal scholars and also those involved in the daily operations of tribal courts.”
Presenters from around the state of Oklahoma and the U.S. will be in attendance, discussing topics including: traditional and current Indian law, contracts and the Indian Child Welfare Act.
“Savage Anxieties: The Invention of Western Civilization” author Robert Williams Jr. is the keynote speaker for the event. A special reception will be held April 30 at 5:30 p.m. at the Tulsa Marriott Southern Hills to honor Williams.
Williams is the E. Thomas Sullivan law professor and faculty co-chair of the University of Arizona Indigenous Peoples Law and Policy Program. Participants who attend the special reception will have an opportunity to have their copy of “Savage Anxieties” signed by the author.
Attendees will receive 12 hours of Oklahoma Bar Association approved CLE credit, including one hour of ethics credit.
“Anyone interested in learning more about modern tribal governments and how they got to their current status should attend,” Bigler said. “We are very fortunate to have such a wonderful opportunity to share with everyone regardless of whether they are seeking legal education credits or just to increase their awareness and knowledge of Indian Country.”
The cost to attend the seminar for one day is $150. Participants who pre-register can attend the seminar on both days for $225. Onsite registration for the two-day seminar is $250.
Registration forms can be accessed online at: www.muscogeecreektribalcourt.org. For more information contact the MCN District Court at: 918-758-1400.
Twister Days promises to be a ton of fun for the whole family and it is all happening this weekend!
Last year was the inaugural groundbreaking for the event that ended up as a huge success when Morris, OK celebrated their 30th anniversary of the rebuilding of the community after a tornado swept through the town nearly destroying the whole city. The event celebrates the cities strong community spirit.
There will be many activities throughout the day see event schedule:
Friday, April 24
1:00- BBQ Competitors start setting up on Young Street west of Highway 52 by the Community Center.
6:00-10:00 MORRIS TWISTER DAYS STREET PARTY!!!
Live music and food trucks
Bring your lawn chairs and plan on spending the evening listening to music, having dinner and being with friends and family!
Saturday, April 25 MORRIS TWISTER DAYS!!!
8:15-7:00 Live Entertainment
(Live band schedule will be posted once finalized)
8:15-7:00- Kid Zone Complete with inflatables, Laser Tag, Oribitor, Pony Rides and games!!!
10:00- 6:00- "Got To Have It" Market
1:45-3:00 TASTERS CHOICE kits will be sold. Plan on coming out and sampling all of the wonderful BBQ!
3:30 Awards Ceremony
For more information:
Event Coordinator & BBQ Cook off Coordinator:
OSU Prevention Programs
On April 28, 2015, OSU Prevention Programs will be hosting Responsible Beverage Service and Sales (RBSS) Training in Okmulgee County. This is a merchant training for those who sell or serve alcohol or 3.2 beer. The training will be held at The Henryetta Housing Authority located at 1708 West Ragan in Henryetta from 1:00 p.m. to 5:00 p.m.
“Prevention of Youth Access to Alcohol Act" is an Oklahoma state law that protects youth from the harmful effects of alcohol use by making it illegal to provide or sell alcohol or 3.2 beer to anyone under the age of 21. This law is continually being enforced by law enforcement agencies. If this harmful substance is sold to a person under the legal age, the contributor will face legal consequences consisting of an expensive citation, possible jail time, and/or felony charges.
RBSS Training is an opportunity for all alcohol sellers and servers to learn about Oklahoma State Laws. Sellers and servers include store clerks, restaurant wait staff, bartenders, managers, employers, and owners of any alcohol vendor located in Okmulgee County. The training will, also, provided important tips on how and why it is important to implement safe practices when selling alcohol and 3.2 beer.
The Responsible Beverage Service and Sales training is free of charge and will be held at The Henryetta Housing Authority starting at 1:00 p.m. Attendees will be provided with informational packets and light refreshments will be served. Confirmation of your attendance and the number of participants will be appreciated. For more information, questions, and to RSVP call Margaret Black at 918-756-1248.
The Okmulgee JOM Parent Committee will hold a Special Meeting on Friday, April 10 at 5:30 p.m. at the Muscogee Creek Nation Youth Services office located at the tribal complex at Highway 75 and Loop 56.
Okmulgee County Democrats will be holding their Biennial County Convention at 2:00 p.m. on Saturday April 11 at the Okmulgee County Courthouse. Precinct Officers that were elected in the Precinct Meetings held in March will be convening to elect County Officers to serve for the next two years. Along with the County Officers, additional official delegates will be elected to represent our county with the County Officers at the Second Congressional District and State Conventions.
The officers to be elected will be the County Chair, Co-Chair, and Secretary who will preside over regular and special meetings of the County Party throughout the next two years. Those officers along with Democratic elected officials from Okmulgee County will serve as the County Central Committee who will guide the Okmulgee County Democratic Party through the 2016 elections.
The County Convention will be open to any Registered Democrat from this county but only elected Precinct Officers will be able to vote in the election of Officers and Delegates along with other routine measures to be decided. Any Registered Democrat is eligible to be nominated and elected to County Officer and Delegate positions. If you are a Registered Democrat in Okmulgee County, please plan to attend.
Passover (Observer evening before) April 3
Days of Unleavened Bread April 4 - 10
Pentecost May 24
Feast of Trumpets September 14
Day of Atonement September 23
The Feast of Tabernacles September 28 - October 4
The Last Great Day October 5
In biblical reckoning, days begin in the evening (Genesis:1:5), when the sun goes down (Joshua:8:29; 2 Chronicles:18:34; Mark:1:32), and are counted "from evening to evening" (Leviticus:23:32).
The feast days of God are a time of happiness, not just because of their meaning, but because of the wonderful hope they promise for all mankind. They are a pattern of the history of our Creator and a pattern and roadmap for the future of things to come. Observing the Holy Days reminds us of God's great love for humanity. Worshiping God in this way is a joy and pleasure. These festivals truly are God's gifts to His people!
Did you know that God has Holy Days that reveal His plan of Salvation? Man has substituted his holidays, Christmas, Easter, New Year's Day, and many more for God's Holy Days. Because of this, man has lost sight of God's wonderful plan of Salvation and man's true destiny!