Collinsville, Oklahoma
July 23, 2011
Miscellaneous News
Cherokee Nation Chief Election "Redo" /
Help The Band Boosters /
More Football Youth Camp

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Donations For Aug. 6th Band Garage Sale
The Collinsville Crimson Cadet High School Marching Band Boosters are accepting donations for a garage sale. The Garage Sale is the first fundraising promotion that the CCC Band Boosters will undertake for the 2011-2012 school year.
Please clean out your closets and cabinets and donate your unwanted items to us. We need donations of clothes, furniture, appliances (working please), books, household items and anything else you are willing to give.
Anyone interested in donating items can drop them off on Thursday, August 4 and Friday, August 5 from 6pm to 8pm at the Miracles of Faith Church on 19th and Maple, North of the football field.
All proceeds/contributions from the sale will go directly to help offset costs for marching contests meals, drinks for the kids at football games, instruments and any other expenses that may arise with the band.
The Band Boosters want to thank everyone who is willing to donate. (7/22/2011)
New Special Election Called
For Principal Cherokee Chief
July 22, 2011 PRESS RELEASE -- Meredith Frailey, Speaker (Council of Cherokee Nation)

Today, the Cherokee Nation Supreme Court issued an Order vacating all certifications of the Election Commission concerning the 2011 General Election for the office of Principal Chief. The evidence clearly showed that there was an inability to determine the winner of the Principal Chief election by a mathematical certainty. Consequently, the Court unanimously chose to follow the rule of law and order a new election for office of Principal Chief. This process is a testament to our government that each branch operates independently and fairly.

According to law, the Principal Chief will set an election in the coming days. In the immediate future, the Cherokee people will have a number of questions on how the process will be administered. The Tribal Council will help ensure that every rule is followed and every law obeyed, and that safeguards are in place to ensure that the Cherokee people’s voice is heard in this election.

The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council stands ready to review all policies and procedures and election laws to ensure a well administered special election. We have requested the Cherokee Nation Election Commission to hire an independent election service to assist in the election process. We hope they follow our recommendations. We may also exercise our constitutional authority to improve our election laws to help avoid some of the issues our Nation faced in this past election. Both Principal Chief candidates have called for a review of how our elections have been conducted. The Tribal Council may find it prudent to take the time necessary to consider these potential changes. I urge Chief Smith to consider allowing time for the Council to address these concerns when he schedules the Special Election.

The upcoming election likely will involve spirited debate and discourse concerning the future path of the Cherokee Nation. In discussing those issues that are important to the Cherokee people, we are certain the candidates will exercise those Cherokee traits that we hold most dear: honesty, civility and truthfulness, and that the debate will be respectful and thoughtful.

We have a strong government. The way to ensure and maintain that strength is to exercise our right to vote. Our decision in voting affects all Cherokee citizens and our neighbors. The Cherokee people have been put to a test by the trials and tribulations of the recent election cycle. The result is that the character of the Cherokee Nation is strong and we will emerge even stronger as a result of the test.

-- Submitted by Cara Cowan Watts 7/22/2011
Youth Football Camp (In Pads) For Third+Fourth+Fifth+Sixth Graders
CHS Football Coaches and a few of the 2011 CHS Football Cardinals helped the future Cardinals improve their skills for two evenings this week in the heat. (Previous Coverage)
Roger Salisbury reports Collinsville will likely have 7 Indian Nations Football Conference (INFC) teams this year (compared to 9 last season) for the 1st-6th grades. -- Ted 7/23/2011
Just wondering why you don't have the rest of the grades posted for football camp. These 6th graders trust me have earned it. They have sweated all these years for this day each year to start. Next year it wont be the same since it will be school ball. So I am sure they will be glad to enjoy this last year with INFC. Because next year will determine if you really like football.... Or not...
Thanks football moms... (7/22/2011)

Note: I received this email Friday morning after the 2nd camp started Thursday evening. I had provided "next day" photos from the previous camp and and am glad some were anxiously awaiting the same for the second camp. But after learning the first camp did a group photo and PPK contest the 2nd night (which I did not attend) but thankfully received submitted photos for ... I decided to attend both nights of the second camp before starting a page. Then the second camp did neither. -- Ted Wright -- and an "excuse" to run my yearly sports disclaimer a bit early below:
Note: It is obvious to most, but for the few that always ask: I'm fully aware that your student athlete is the center of your world and I make every practical attempt to use as many of the most flattering photos possible on for as many students as possible ... but when I have hundreds of student athletes and dozens of sports and try to fit photos on a puzzle-like page layout while trying to tell a news story for the games ... not every parent will be happy with the results. -- Ted Wright --

I also can't cover events I am not aware of ... if you don't see your team's event on this page (the fall sports index that I'm still creating) or my monthly calendar please provide information. I'm happy to get updates from coaches, parents, students on schedule changes or team photo ops, etc. And if you see a name mis-spelled or mis-identified please email me and I will attempt to correct.