Bayard Palmer Sudberry III, 75

Born January 28, 1945

Died September 21, 2020

Donnie Ashworth, 68

Born March 13, 1952

Died September 21, 2020

Fred L. Finley, 75

Born July 15, 1945

Died September 20, 2020

Brock Fredrick Ferguson, 66

Born September 19, 1953

Died September 19, 2020

Estelle Randolph, 84

Born April 17, 1936

Died September 17, 2020


Our death notices and obits are always free to the families and funeral homes.


Thursday, September 24

It's No Joke
Girl Scout Sign Up Night
Anger Management Classes

Friday, September 25

Gooseneck Bend Area Wide Yard Sale
Rockin The Rainbow “Southern Style”
Lance Roark & The Drifters @ “Rockin The Rainbow”

Saturday, September 26

Gooseneck Bend Area Wide Yard Sale
Hometown Hope Run
OKIE FEST - Bike & Auto Show - With JASON BOLAND&The Stragglers

Wednesday, March 11, 2020, 10:15 AM

The Cherokee Nation continues efforts to help its tribal citizens, employees, health centers and schools educate and prepare for the coronavirus within the Cherokee Nation.

While there are no confirmed cases of COVID-19 within Cherokee Nation, the tribe wants citizens to stay informed and take precautions to reduce risk.

The federal government passed an $8.3 billion emergency funding bill to combat COVID-19, which includes $40 million set aside for tribes.

“We must all act to stay healthy, monitoring our own health and that of our family, limiting travel if possible, and checking on our elders who are most vulnerable,” Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. said. “The Cherokee Nation is securing federal funding to help us combat and treat any coronavirus cases, ensure we have the ability to do our own testing and that our medical staff are trained to identify, treat and respond to patients efficiently.”

A Cherokee Nation call center (1-833-528-0063) has been established for tribal citizens who have questions about the coronavirus. It will be open noon to 8 p.m. Monday-Friday. The call center has up to six lines to ensure tribal citizens have access to information.

If tribal citizens have symptoms like cough, fever or other respiratory problems, they should contact their Cherokee Nation health center or primary care physician first and not go to the emergency room unless essential. Emergency rooms need to be able to serve those with the most critical needs. At Cherokee Nation health centers, health employees are also screening patients at the doors to ensure increased safety.

Due to the risk posed by COVID-19, Cherokee Nation administration has postponed upcoming, large-gathering events such as the Kansas City at-large community meeting and Cherokee Days at the National Museum of the American Indian in Washington, D.C. Both events will be rescheduled.