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Charitable Contributions Ceremony Held Today

MAYETTA:  An awards ceremony was held today at the casino for the recipients of the 1st Quarter Charitable Contributions donations that amounted to $86,800.  Thirty-one groups received awards.

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Jane Metzger, Meals on Wheels, signs in for the ceremony. Meals on Wheels was given $4,500 that will provide funds for meals delivered in Shawnee and Jefferson Counties.

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Taylor Haynes, left, and Chris Marshall from Haskell Indian Nations University were on hand as representatives of the college for a Stories-N-Motion Film Festival $1,000 donation and another $2,000 donation that was made for the spring commencement pow-wow.   Both men also filmed the ceremony for a Haskell news show they produce.

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At the podium is Tribal Chairperson Steve Ortiz who emceed the event.  With him, left to right, is Dave Albrecht, General Manager of the Prairie Band Casino & Resort, Ryan Dyer, Tribal Council treasurer and Charitable Contribution Committee members Betty Rice, Wanda Treinen, Mary Carr and Lavera Bell.