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Service academies recruit the best and brightest

As a Member of Congress, I have the honor of nominating students to our country’s prestigious service academies. Attending a service academy is an invaluable experience that shapes young men and women into our next generation of leaders. This year, there has been more interest than ever in applying to the academies. Nominations are available for the U.S. Military Academy, U.S. Naval Academy, U.S. Air Force Academy, and U.S. Merchant Marine Academy.

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Notes from the Chief

In 1963, a forwardthinking group of Cherokees and allies formed the Cherokee National Historical Society. Their vision was to create a space to protect the cultural assets and history of the Cherokee Nation. They began by opening a living Cherokee history site known as the Ancient Village in 1967, and they opened the current museum in 1974. Collectively known as the Cherokee Heritage Center, the attraction has entertained and educated visitors from across the globe for more than 50 years.

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Our Commitment to America

While Speaker Pelosi and the socialist Left are trying to defund our law enforcement, destroy our economy and dismantle our institutions, Republicans are fighting for our country. We will restore our way of life, rebuild the greatest economy in history, and renew the American Dream. This is our commitment to America.

For the Children

For the Children

The Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy (OICA) applauded a federal court decision last week that ordered the extension of the Census deadline to the original October 31 date.

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Senate Review

Nearly six months after the start of the 2020 Census, Oklahoma is still ranked in the bottom 10 in the nation for census response rate. We’ve talked about the census numerous times before and there’s always been plenty of time to complete the questionnaire to ensure you and your household are accurately counted. But this time, it’s different. This time, the census ends in just a couple of weeks, and Oklahoma’s response rate is sitting at only a little over 60 percent.

Letters welcome

The Oologah Lake Leader welcomes local letters to the editor. We accept signed letters of up to 350 words and guest editorials of up to 500 words so long as they do not pose legal or taste problems. Readers may submit one letter per month. Letters are due by 5 p.m. Monday. Please include a daytime telephone number and address for verification. (The telephone number and address will not be printed.)

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He knows my name

We are in the second week of our annual 50 day churchwide campaign entitled “Urgent.” Harbor Church is discovering what God has to say to us through the seven different letters Jesus had John write down to seven churches in Revelation chapters 2 and 3. The letters are certainly applicable to us, even more today!

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SPC Vanessa Guillén’s disappearance and horrific murder earlier this year shined a light on the systemic issue of sexual harassment and sexual assault within our military. Her name made headlines across the country, #IAmVanessaGuillén was trending on social media, and her family vowed to bring change to the system in her memory. What happened to Vanessa inspired others to come forward and share their experiences of sexual harassment and assault while serving in the U.S. military.

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Cherokee Film Office, OsiyoTV expand Native visibility

Even though the COVID-19 pandemic has slowed or even paused some projects, our Cherokee Nation Film Office and award-winning “Osiyo, Voices of the Cherokee People“ have continued making big strides. Our growing presence in the film industry makes sure that Cherokees are able to tell our authentic Cherokee stories and represent our strong culture to the wider world. We are also creating good jobs for many skilled and creative Cherokees.


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