Collinsville, Oklahoma
June 16, 2012
Miscellaneous News
Cherokee Adoption /
CEF Golf Scramble /
New Library Cards /
More End Of Year At Wilson

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Hannah's Helping Hands, Inc. — Our Mission
We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization providing financial assistance to families with children battling cancer. Many families need help with the most basic needs for their families during this fight for their child’s life. Some must leave work for months and even years to care for their sick child and the financial loss can be devastating. Our goal is to help as many families being treated locally as possible. We help with basic needs such as gas & food cards, groceries, wigs, utility payments, prescriptions, medical co-payments, rent/housing as well as other expenses. Our referrals come from doctors, nurses and staff at a local children’s hospital in Tulsa as well as our local communities.

Cherokee Foster / Adoptive Homes Sought
Cherokee Nation is currently searching for Native American's that hold a CDIB card and are willing to become foster and/or adoptive homes for our Cherokee children.

Our Cherokee children need us. These children are the future of our Nation and we may one day have to rely on them to take care of us. Our Nation's very existence is in the hands of our young people and we need to do all that we can to keep them within our culture. If we as a Nation do not take these children in and raise them with our Cherokee culture and values in mind, our very culture may eventually be lost.

The Cherokee Nation is built on strong family values and we are all one big family. If these children were your brother or sisters kids, you would definitely do all that you could to take them. Well these children are the descendants of your Cherokee brothers and sisters and they need someone to take them in. This is a rough time in these children's lives and they need someone to love and nurture them as they get through this trying time.

By accepting placement of a child, you are forever a part of their life. They will always remember you for what you did for them. And, if you allow it, these children will change and bless your life as well.

If you or someone you know are interested in becoming a foster and/or adoptive home for Cherokee Nation, please reply to this email or send an email to

You may also get more information on our program at

To see updates on our program, "like" us on our Facebook page:

Amber McKinley
Placement and Support Services Supervisor
Cherokee Nation Indian Child Welfare
PO Box 948 Tahlequah, Ok 74465
Cell (918) 316-6704

-- Cara Cowan Watts 6/11/2012
Education Foundation Golf Tournament
James Duggar (above) was one of the many golfers out to support education in Collinsville by participating in the annual Collinsville Education Foundation golf tournament at Bailey Golf Ranch in Owasso Thursday June 14th. Since 1998 the foundation has provided more than $186,000 for academic projects at Collinsville Schools. The event was renamed in 2007 to honor John Butts who helped organize the event in it's early years.
Previous Coverage:
New Library Card Available &
Email Notifications Instead of Mail
Hey Collinsville,

We have a new, creative design for your library card. You may keep your current card but if you would like to brighten up you life a bit stop by the Library and update your card. The new cards are $1.00 if a replacement. If you have not ever had a card they are free.

We are going as green as we can at TCCL so we would like to be sure all your contact information is correct. As of May 14, 2012 we stopped mailing library notifications. We will use your email address, your telephone number, or text you with notifications regarding your holds and other pertinent information.

Stop by your library, visit the Smithsonian Exhibit, and update your card. We want to be your first choice … not your last resort!

-- Susan Babbitt 6/7/2012
A Bit More ...
Wilson Elementary End Of School
The Masons award a second grade boy and girl each year who have been nominated by the school as their Masonic Students of Today. These students exemplify strong character, good academics, and are all-around good examples of Collinsville Cardinals. The students chosen from Wilson Elementary as the Masonic Students of Today were Gabe Graham and Alexis Gregory. Congratulations! We're very proud of their accomplishments!

During one of our many busy weeks in May, students and teachers participated in Coin Wars, hosted by the Wilson PTO. This fundraiser raised money to purchase much needed art and music supplies for our students. Those teachers whose classrooms raised the most money during the Coin Wars in each grade level were "nominated" to kiss a goat in front of the entire Wilson student population. The lucky teachers who raised the most money are pictured kissing our friendly and long-suffering goat - Mrs. Tiffani Dabbs and Ms. Karen Mixer. Looking good, girls!!

-- Lee Ann Due 6/11/2012