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May 4, 2013

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— Tahlequah Aglow

Learn how you can protect your children, grandchildren and the children of others from sex trafficking at the Tahlequah Aglow Community Lighthouse Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Tahlequah Library Carnegie Room.

 You think it would never happen where you live, but it does. In America, 200,000 of our children are at risk of being trafficked into the sex slave trade this year. The average age of entry into the commercial sex industry in the United States is 12-14. (Polaris Project)

Jeanine Sullins Holder of Houston will speak. She was the director of a rehabilitation home for trafficked girls in Houston. She now travels throughout the United States with information on how you can be aware of what is going on around you and what you can do to keep your children from becoming victims of this terrible tragedy.

Between 100,000 and 300,000 children from other countries are involved in sex trafficking in the United States.     

It is vitally important that you are aware of what is going on. Find out how to protect your children. Don't miss this meeting!  You could save the life of a child, and it might be your own.Teens, this meeting is for you, too!

Muskogee County Historical Society

The Muskogee County Historical Society will have its monthly lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. May 9 at the Cherokee Nation Muskogee Health Center, 1001 S 41st East, in the second-floor conference room. It will be a sandwich/salad pot-luck.

The speaker will be William “Bill” Welge, the Oklahoma Historical Society’s director of American Indian culture preservation. Welge was the director of archives for many years at OHS and is very knowledgeable about Oklahoma history.

In addition to the program, members will tour the facility to enjoy a lovely collection of Cherokee art. Please call Ellen “Cowboy” Johnson for additional information, (918) 453-9842.

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