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There are many things planned for District 6 in November. Councilwoman Jennifer Woods and the Wilburton Community Center staff are busy planning and preparing for the return of in-person events.

District 6, November 2021

By Tribal Councilmember Jennifer Woods
November 1, 2021

Halito, from District 6.

We have been busy getting ready for the re-opening of the in-dining of the community center, which will resume in-house eating on November 3. We’re looking forward to having our Choctaw seniors back in the house. Volleyball practice will resume on November 12 at 10 a.m.

Heritage Day is November 1. We will have cultural activities and sampling of traditional foods. November 5 at 7 a.m., we will have prayer at the community center. This event is open to everyone and will be followed by breakfast.

We are still providing our Children’s snack packs on Mondays 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. at 103 Leland Street, in the old Head Start building.

November 9, we will have family/community bingo and a potluck at 6 p.m. Our veteran’s dinner will be on November 10 at 11 a.m., and we will be closed for the Veterans Day holiday on November 11. The District 6 Traditional Thanksgiving Dinner will be on November 17. We have so much to be thankful for. Please come and join us for a terrific meal and fellowship.

The holiday vouchers are out for Thanksgiving and Christmas. If you missed the October 22 deadline for Thanksgiving, you can still apply for Christmas.

We are honored to having our tribal law enforcement and the Director of Law Enforcement for the Choctaw Nation Department of Public Safety, Jesse Petty and Captain Henry, awarded the Life-Saving award on October 11. The award went to Patrolman Rigsby and Patrolman Watkins for their outstanding duties and response to a scene of critical injury performed on August 13. Their quick thinking and dedication to service assisted in the sustainment of life during a moment of crisis—Yakoke to both officers.

We are looking forward to our District 6. Princesses Riley, Greenlee and Omba will be
assisting on Thanksgiving and other activities.

If you need help with any of the applications for tribal programs, please come by, we will be glad to assist you. It is always my honor to serve our great District 6, and my door is always open. I enjoy visiting and listening to our tribal members.

Happy Thanksgiving! Our Choctaw Nation and District 6 are so blessed and thankful for all the programs available to help our members have better lives, like education, housing, food distribution, health care. Let us always remember to thank our Veterans who paid the price for our freedoms and the privileges we have today; some paid with their lives. Thank you for your service, and we love our veterans.

God Bless, and please come and see us anytime.