District 3, April 2024

By Tribal Councilmember Eddie Bohanan
April 5, 2024

I enjoy this time of year because spring always brings life to our little valley. This year is a bit different, as spring has sprung in a big way!

In District 3, we joined Chief Batton and Assistant Chief Austin in the celebration of the groundbreaking for the Wellness Center located in Talihina. What an exciting time for us! This center will provide another opportunity for our tribal members to live healthy and active lives. The residents of the valley have expressed their gratitude to the Chief and Council for giving them this opportunity and are looking forward to the grand opening.

Also, this spring, just a short way down the road from Talihina, we joined Jennifer Woods in District 6 with a Grand Opening ribbon cutting of the Choctaw Nation Forestry Department. Their new location and building will provide them with the much-needed additional space and updated facilities. Choctaw Nation Firefighters were present to express their gratitude to the Chief, Assistant Chief and Council.

With so much exciting news for spring, I certainly don’t want to miss the opportunity to share all the good news and opportunities seized upon during the past winter months.

Council Day at the Capitol went very well. We met with legislators and had the honor to meet the Lt. Governor and Attorney General. The day at the Capitol gave us the opportunity to network and share ideas for the future of the tribe with Oklahoma government officials. It was a good day.

These past few months, District 3 has recognized many successful tribal members. Congratulations to the recipients of the Chahtapreneur Award. Congratulations to the participants of the county Premium Sales and to the students signing up with colleges. I know a lot of hard work has gone into your successes, and I commend and congratulate each of you. Your futures are very bright.

I want to thank the Chief for hosting the Easter Celebration at Tuskahoma. It was a little cool, but we all had a good time.

I also want to remind everyone that the grand opening for the Three Rivers Meat Company is scheduled for April 12 at 11:00 a.m. Come out and show your support while picking up some fine cuts of meat for dinner. Hope to see you there.