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Okmulgee County Retired school employees will meet Monday March 23, in the Student Union Harlan Room at on the campus of OSUIT.  Lunch will be available at 11 a.m. in the Student Union cafeteria and can be brought to the meeting room. 

Scott Harjo will be the guest speaker and his topic is "Echos from the Past" Also there will be an election of officers.  You are encouraged to come and bring a friend. Meetings will continue to be held every other month.

Wednesday, 18 March 2015 13:31

Beggs Annual Summer Food Program

Come and join us this summer for our annual Summer Food Program. The program will run May 18 through June 25 with breakfast and lunch being served Monday through Thursday to children ages 1 – 18 years of age at no cost.

Adults may purchase a meal if they would like. An Adult breakfast is $2.25, Adult Lunch is $3.50. A bus will go through town to pick up any children interested in the program and will also take the child back to spot picked up after meal has been served.

A Keystone Food Service menu will be available on site and also posted on the school website at www.beggs.k12.ok.us. Breakfast will be served from 7:30 to 8:30 Monday through Thursday. Lunch will be served from 11:30 to 12:30 at the Elementary cafeteria site.

If you have any questions or need to know bus route contact Sandra Howell at the Child Nutrition Office at 918-267-3643 There will be no meals served Monday May 25 due to Memorial Day. Keystone Food Service Menu Coming Soon! Check Website for Menus!

BEGGS, Okla. — The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Tribal Child and Youth Coalition (TCYC) is pleased to announce the 13th annual Spring Celebration to be held March 17 from 9 a.m.-2 p.m. at Beggs High School.

This year’s theme is ‘Youth Celebrating Traditions’ and will teach Mvskoke culture through stickball, archery, storytelling and stompdance demonstrations. Stompdance is the traditional, ceremonial dance of the Muscogee (Creek) people. Attendees will be able to connect with tribal resources as well as participate in other activities such as face painting and inflatables.

“The theme of Youth Celebrating Traditions will be very evident in the activities at this event,” said MCN Youth Services Director Nancy Mason.

The Spring Celebration is free and open to the public. Lunch will be provided and families and children 18 and under will be eligible for door prizes.

“We have also encouraged our community centers to get their members to the event in an effort to win various community prizes that are focused on health,” Mason said. “One community prize even includes a set of stickball sticks and community leader Jimmy Deere will also come to the community to help the members learn more about what the game really means.”

TCYC is an organization made up of different MCN departments and programs with a mission to increase child wellness, promote responsible parenting and to ensure that children are thriving in safe, supportive and healthy environments.

A Grief Support Group will start Monday, March 16, 2015 led by Reverend Judy Conner. The group will begin meeting every Monday evening for ten weeks. The meetings will be 5:00 P.M.-7:00 P.M. each evening at the McClendon-Winters Life Celebration Center at 310 East Sixth in Okmulgee. Anyone who has experienced a loss is welcome. For transportation or information, please call McClendon-Winters Funeral Home 918.756.1677 or email at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Cultural Center and Archives will sponsor a free screening of Muscogee (Creek) citizen Sterlin Harjo’s film, “This May Be The Last Time,” March 12 at 7:30 p.m. at the Orpheum Theatre in Okmulgee, Okla. Harjo will be available for questions after the showing. Additional showings will be held March 13 at 7:15 p.m., March 14 at 1:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m. and March 15 at 1:45 p.m. and 7:15 p.m., each at a cost of $5.

he Muscogee (Creek) Nation Cultural Center and Archives will host a fiddle dance demonstration at the American Indian Festival of Words at the Hardesty Regional Library in Tulsa on March 7 at 12:45 p.m. The event is free and open to the public.

Friday, 06 March 2015 09:24

Free GED classes offered to the public

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Employment and Training Department is offering free GED classes in Tulsa, Okla. on March 9, March 10, March 16, March 17, March 23, March 24, March 30 and March 31. Classes will be offered in Bristow, Okla. on March 10, March 12, March 17, March 19, March 24 and March 31. Classes will be offered in Okmulgee, Okla. on March 10, March 11, March 17, March 18, March 24, March 25 and March 31.

OKMULGEE, Okla. — A young Muscogee (Creek) citizen will share her harrowing survival story of a violent relationship and her incredible journey of perseverance and hope at the Teen Dating Violence Awareness event March 10 at 6:30 p.m. at the College of the Muscogee Nation in Okmulgee.

“Native people experience the highest rates of domestic and sexual violence when compared to any other group of people,” Muscogee (Creek) Nation Family Violence Prevention Program (FVPP) Director Shawn Partridge said.

Parents, students and the general public are invited to attend and learn about abusive behaviors, dating violence and the aspects of a healthy relationship.

“We invite everyone to come out to hear the true story of one young woman’s experience with dating violence and how the abuse nearly ended her life,” Partridge said. “She’s an amazing young woman that has been sharing her story to help other teens and young people learn about abusive and unhealthy behaviors.”

There is no charge to attend the event, and participants will receive a free t-shirt while supplies last.

FVPP provides advocacy and support services to victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, dating violence and stalking as well as community education and awareness.

St. Anthony Catholic Church would like to invite you to come shop at our indoor sale.

The sale will be:

Thursday March 5th 8 am till 12 pm (noon)
Friday March 6th 8 am till 2 pm
The Knights of Columbus will be having their Fish Fry from 11:30 am till 1 pm
Saturday March 7th 8 am till 12 pm (noon)

St. Anthony of Padua Catholic Church is located at 515 South Morton

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