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June 30, 2014

White House to honor Cherokee Nation citizen Mon.

TAHLEQUAH — The White House today will honor a Cherokee Nation citizen for turning his life around.

Forty-three-year-old Daryl Legg along with 14 other people will receive the “Champions of Change” award during a ceremony today. The award is given to ordinary Americans doing extraordinary things in their communities.

Legg, of Sallisaw, was sentenced to prison three times for drug possession in Arkansas and Oklahoma, but turned his life around and now works as the Cherokee Nation’s director of vocational programs. One of the programs helps former prisoners get back on their feet after they are released, including help with jobs and housing.

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