DEATHS

Brandon Scott Jones, 31

Born June 25, 1988

Died June 1, 2020

Thomas Roy Hebb, Sr., 62

Born May 30, 1957

Died May 29, 2020

Kevin Lee Guy, 57

Born November 1, 1962

Died May 26, 2020

Maxine Tate, 53

Born December 20, 1966

Died May 26, 2020

Helen Beshlin, 89

Born June 7, 1930

Died May 24, 2020

Howard S. Jayne, 75

Born July 9, 1944

Died May 24, 2020

Frank Steven Carvajal, 73

Born June 14, 1946

Died May 23, 2020

Floretta L. Leatherman, 80

Born August 31, 1939

Died May 23, 2020

Lisa Kay Mullen, 56

Born June 26, 1963

Died May 22, 2020

Kathryn Joyce Cookson, 82

Born December 24, 1937

Died May 22, 2020

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Friday, August 2, 2019, 8:18 AM

Cherokee Nation citizen Lola McKinzie visits with Cherokee Nation Principal Chief-elect Chuck Hoskin Jr. and future first lady January Hoskin at her home which received a new roof recently through the home rehabilitation program.

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief-Elect Chuck Hoskin Jr. announced Thursday a $30 million plan that will repair hundreds of Cherokee homes, remodel community buildings and create construction jobs all across northeastern Oklahoma.

The Housing, Jobs and Sustainable Communities Act of 2019 is part of Hoskin’s first 100 days of office initiatives. Hoskin officially becomes Principal Chief on Aug. 14.

“We are focused on improving communities at the grassroots level within the Cherokee Nation. That means investing in our citizens’ homes and the community buildings where Cherokees gather,” Hoskin said. “The improvements mean our most vulnerable citizens, including low-income elderly and disabled Cherokees, can get the help they need after waiting sometimes years for assistance. Additionally, investing in our community buildings means state-of-the-art improvements, including solar power and other energy saving measures, to the places where many of our citizens of all ages gather.”

Additionally, the housing rehab construction will create a wide array of jobs for contractors, and those dollars will have a significant multiplier effect in local communities as goods and services are purchased. This strategic endeavor is forward-thinking and will add to Cherokee Nation’s continued investment in northeastern Oklahoma, he said.

The Cherokee Nation currently has 668 low-income Cherokee families needing housing rehabilitation, which includes the need for new roofs, HVAC, electrical, plumbing, wheel chair ramps or removing environmental hazards such as lead. More than 400 on the list are Cherokee elders or citizens with disabilities.

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