Justin Boos, Director of WIOA (Workforce Innovation and Opportunities Act), left, and Marshall Niedo, sets up furniture inside the new location of the WIOA office at the Comanche Nation Education Center. A total of five programs are moving into the former Comanche Nation College building, located at 1608 SW 9th. St., Lawton, Okla. Student Services, Vocational Rehabilitation, WIOA, Higher Education, and the GED Program will open at their new location 8 a.m. December 11. The Education Center has been upgraded to satisfy the programs and staff. New flooring and glass doors are but a few of the many new details at the facility. Photo by Jolene Schonchin/News Staff
Boxes of new copper bottom cookware is warehoused at the Comanche Nation Complex, awaiting the annual Elder Day celebration, where each elder, age 62 years of age and older, will receive one, at the December 8 at the Comanche County Coliseum, 920 South Sheridan, Lawton. The cookware is just a few of many giveaway items for the Comanche elders. Elders (only) will receive a raffle ticket for the following: 300 - $100 Free Play Casino Vouchers; 40- $30 Golden Corral Gift Cards ; 40- $30 Cracker Barrel Gift Cards; 10- Wide Screen TV’s 46” or larger. Elders (only) will receive: Christmas Candy Bag and Copper Bottom Pots & Pans.
Chairman Nelson helps staff members unload boxes of toys to give to Comanche Churches for their Christmas Celebrations. A Prayer Breakfast will be held for Comanche Churches 9 a.m., December 7, at Watchetaker Hall. Churches will receive a check and Christmas toys for the children of their church. Photo by Jolene Schonchin/Comanche PIO-News
The Comanche Nation is preparing for the annual Elder Day Celebration, 10 a.m., December 8, at the Comanche County Fairgrounds in Lawton, Okla. Chairman Nelson says it will be the biggest Elder Day yet, with great Door Prizes for tribal seniors, ages 62 years and older. Some of the Door Prizes include Big Screen TVs, and plush Pendleton Blankets, pictured. Vendors can set up on a First Come First Serve Basis, and elders will be served lunch at 11:30 a.m. Photos by Jolene Schonchin/Comanche Nation PIO-News
Children were the highlight at the annual IAM NDN Youth Powwow November 18 at the Comanche Nation Complex’s Watchetaker Hall. An array of dances filled the evening with fun, including the Potato Dance and Two Step. Several children participated in the powwow and contest categories. There was even a special guest appearance by Smokey the Bear. Tribal programs sponsored youth dance categories, and the Diabetes Awareness Program provided a heathy dinner for the crowd. Photo one: Powwow Head Staff procession in during the Grand Entry. Photo two: Tanisha Burgess participates in the Potato Dance. Photos by Jolene Schonchin/Comanche Nation PIO-News