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Press Release

Release Date: July 13, 2006
by Kandis Murdock

Marshall County will have a new place to hold reunions, community councils, senior events or just a place to gather and make good memories.

The Chickasaw Nation Community Center in Enos will feature a 2,500 square feet stage, a dining area, craft room, computer room and a kitchen to round out the 5,000 total square feet space. The community center will also have a playground. The building will be located in Enos, west of Kingston, less than two miles south of Highway 32 and Black Land Farm Road. The center will accommodate 300 people.

Chickasaw Nation Governor Bill Anoatubby said having a place to meet and communicate has always been central to the Chickasaws.

“It is important for our citizens to have first-rate facilities to share heritage and culture,” Gov. Anoatubby said. “We hope the center can help foster a greater sense of community.”

Marshal County Chickasaw Council Treasurer Letitia Colbert-Smith said the community center will provide a place to connect with the younger generation.

“We want to do something in the community to keep our culture alive for the younger generation,” Mrs. Smith said.

The community center is expected to be completed in April 2007.