Cherokee Boys Club Report – week of May 22

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Tuesday, May 20 – Health Screen – 7:30 a.m. to 8:30 a.m. – Club Lobby

Wednesday, May 21 – Board of Directors Meeting – 8:30 a.m.

Monday, May 26 – Memorial Day Holiday (School, Club and Tribal Holiday)

Friday, May 30 – Last Day of School – Cherokee Central Schools

Saturday, May 31 – Cherokee High School Graduation – 6p.m.



Cherokee Athletic Banquet – Friday, May 23

Unto These Hills – Opening Night – Saturday, May 31

Sequoyah Classic Golf Tournament – Aug. 21 and Aug. 22




Cherokee Children’s Home

Opens:  May 19, 2014

Closes:  Until Filled

Please see the Employment Section of this edition of the One Feather for more details!



Congratulations to the Pre-Kindergarten Braves Achievement Award winners!  Reggie Thompson-Hyatt and Jamee McMillan were honored Friday, May 16 at Cherokee Central School’s Pre-K Awards Program held in the Gathering Place.


Each year the Boys Club sponsors the Braves Achievement Awards to recognize students from Pre-K through 12th Grade who have shown the most achievement in their class over the course of the school year.  These are students who have worked hard to advance their level of learning and participation in their class.  One boy and one girl from each grade receive an award.



The Boys Club will be closed on Monday, May 26 to observe the Memorial Day Holiday.  Memorial Day is a US Federal Holiday where the men and women who died while serving in the United States Armed Forces are remembered.  This holiday, celebrated each year on the last Monday in May, was also known as Decoration Day and started after the Civil War to commemorate the Union and Confederate soldiers who died in the Civil War.


Many people visit cemeteries and memorials in rural areas, notably in the mountains, to put flowers on graves of ancestors as well as those who were recently deceased and buried.  Sometimes families reunite for a family reunion and hold a “dinner on the ground”.  We appreciate all those men and women who died for our country and we appreciate all those men and women who continue to serve our country today.




Congratulations to Gina Lambert, daughter of Patrick and Cindy Lambert, who graduated from the University of North Dakota on Saturday, May 10.  Gina received her Juris Doctor degree along with a Certificate of Indian Law.   Gina also received an Indian Law Certificate which is awarded to students who complete a minimum of 17 course hours in federal and tribal law.


Gina has been a recipient of the Club’s Beck Scholarship for the past few years. This scholarship is awarded to students pursuing a law degree. We are very proud of Gina’s accomplishments!



Congratulations to Lady Braves Runner Kendall Toineeta who placed 4th in State competition in the 800 meter run.  Congratulations to Braves Pole Vaulter Anthony Toineeta for an 8th place finish in State competition with a 10.00 foot vault.  This is a CHS Record and a great showing for this freshman!  Congratulations also to Stevi Sutton who placed fourth in discus with a 105’8” throw and for placing second in shot put.  Great job!



Please keep Robert Lambert in your thoughts and prayers.  Robert underwent knee replacement surgery Monday and will be out for several weeks.   Robert is the Assistant Manager of the Shop, a full-time bus driver and Vice President of the Club’s Board of Directors.


Our sincere sympathy goes to the friends and family of Donna Sue West who passed away on Monday, May 12.  Donna is survived by her husband of 50 years Johnnie Ray West.  Visitation will be held on Wednesday, May 14 at Yellow Hill Baptist Church from 6-10pm.  Please keep this family in your thoughts and prayers during this difficult time.


Our sincere condolences also go to the friends and family of Isaac “Ike” David Swimmer who passed away on Monday, May 12.  Please remember this family in your thoughts and prayers too.