Collinsville, Oklahoma
April 6, 2012
Miscellaneous News
Sign-Ups For Elementary Cheerleaders /
Cherokee Victim Advocacy /
College Fair April 10th /
Brinkley Senate Review /
Home Energy Audit

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FREE Home Energy Audit

Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs offers free home energy audits for Cherokee Nation Citizens who live within the 14-county historical boundary. Air leakage robs your home of cooled or heated air, costing you money and
leaving your home drafty and uncomfortable. Our Home Energy Auditors will use a non-invasive procedure to measure how much air leakage is in your home and will locate air leaks with an infrared camera. We will mail an audit report to you with pictures and recommendations. Additionally, our program provides a free basic weatherization kit containing weatherization supplies such as caulk, caulking gun, backer rod, weather-strips and more.

To schedule your free home energy audit, please call 918-453-5099 to leave your name and phone number.

We will contact you to answer questions and schedule your audit.

Cherokee Nation Environmental Programs
Home Energy Audit Program
206 E. Allen Road
Tahlequah, OK 74464
Phone 918-453-5099

-- Cara Cowan Watts 3/28/2012
Victim Advocacy Program
Cherokee Nation Office of Attorney General Domestic Violence Services


Cherokee Nation Victim Advocacy Program provides services to increase the safety for victims of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence.


· The client must be a victim of domestic violence, sexual assault, stalking, and dating violence in an intimate relationship.

· Native American preference, but will serve other ethnicities.


§ Emergency Advocate assistance to law enforcement officers within the Cherokee Nation jurisdiction (tribal and state)

§ accompanies and prepares the victim for sexual assault exam procedure

§ accompanies victim to hospital for medical needs

§ provides resources for immediate safe housing such as:

o assistance with locating a shelter

o emergency housing if the victim does not have access to a shelter (hotel, costs for re-location)

§ temporary services for expenses and/or transitional housing (victim must be currently fleeing and there is a 90 day limit of services)

§ assists the victim when filing a police report and/or protective order

§ explains the court procedures

§ accompanies victim to and from court appearances

§ notifies victims of court dates and possible court negotiation pleas

§ listens to the victims concerns and needs

§ provides education and assistance in preparing a safety plan for themselves and their family members and about the power and control model

§ provides counseling referrals and any other resource referrals needed

o Please contact: Nancy Rineheart, 918-453-5000 ext. 5915 or

This project was supported by Grant No. 2010-TW-AX-0021 awarded by the Office on Violence Against Women, U.S. Department of Justice. The opinions, findings, conclusions, and recommendations expressed in this publication/program/exhibition are those of the author(s) and do not necessarily reflect the views of the Department of Justice, Office on Violence Against Women

-- Cara Cowan Watts 3/30/2012
Senate Review by Sen. Rick Brinkley
March 30, 2012

Contact: Senator Rick Brinkley

Curbing methamphetamine production in Oklahoma while protecting the basic rights of our law-abiding citizens is one of the central challenges facing Oklahoma lawmakers.

Meth is a highly addictive drug that can ruin lives and devastate families. There have been heated arguments in recent weeks as policymakers consider the best path forward for tackling this critical issue. Despite the differing policy positions, both sides agree that our state must do everything possible to win the battle against meth.

After dozens of meetings and committee votes, the House and Senate have passed two common-sense bills that target meth criminals and protect responsible Oklahomans’ access to popular and reliable medicines containing pseudoephedrine (PSE) such as Claritin-D and Mucinex D. Representative David Derby and I are proud of the bills we put forward—HB 2941 and SB 1634—which have been approved in their respective houses and are now one step closer to becoming law..

Some of our House and Senate colleagues have advocated for a prescription mandate approach that would force all Oklahomans to see a doctor before obtaining certain cold and allergy medicines. While I respect the opinion of those legislators, a recently released economic impact study found that a prescription mandate would lead to the addition of more than 296,000 new doctor’s visits with expenditures reaching as much as $59 million in the state. Oklahomans would see their health care costs rise, and businesses would experience productivity declines as employees would be forced to take involuntary time off work to visit the doctor.

SB 1634 and HB 2941 offer a much more reasonable approach. Our legislation will implement real-time enhancements to Oklahoma’s electronic blocking system and ensure it is online with the 19 other states that use real-time, stop-sale technology to block unlawful PSE sales. The technology will empower pharmacists by enabling them to deny illegal purchases right at the sales counter. It will also provide law enforcement with valuable criminal data up to the second. Our bills also strengthen Oklahoma’s meth offender registry and reduce the PSE daily and monthly purchasing limits and virtually cuts in half the annual limit from 108 grams to 60 grams.

We realize our legislation does not offer a silver bullet in the fight against meth. Unfortunately—as we saw with the recent 15-ton meth bust in Mexico— foreign sources of meth remain a significant challenge for all levels of government. I’m confident, however, that SB 1634 and HB 2941 offer a chance for Oklahoma to gain the upper hand against domestic meth producers.

I am grateful that both bills won strong support in the House and Senate this week.

Please feel free to contact me at the state Capitol by calling (405) 521-5566 or by email at


Oklahoma State Senate
Senator Rick Brinkley
Vice Chair, Finance

Senate District 34
State Capitol: (405) 521-5566

GPACAC College Fair
Tuesday, April 10, 2012
6:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
The University of Tulsa - Reynolds Center (#80)
Tulsa, OK

Admission Presentations will be made at:
6:15 p.m. -OSU
6:45 p.m. - OU
7:15 p.m. - TU

Mark your calendars! The Tulsa Area College Fair sponsored by the Great Plains Association for College Admissions Counseling is just around the corner.

The fair is free and open to the public. Over 50 colleges and universities from across the country will be in attendance. For more information, visit the GPACAC website.

We hope to see you there!

-- Paula Bearden 4/5/2012
2012 1st-6th Grade Collinsville Cheerleading
**SIGN UP NOW**: Registration fee will be $35.00. You can now sign up online @ Click Register now, choose Collinsville and follow the prompts. Be sure when you chose your child’s grade you pick what grade they will be going into next school year (not what grade they are in right now). Complete all Forms! You can also pay online with credit card or you can drop off payment to us at the Parent meeting. All registration fees are required to be paid online or at the Parent meeting.
We will have a parent meeting at the Herald Elementary on April 19th at 6:30 p.m. for children going into 1st – 6th grade interested in Collinsville Cheerleading.
*We currently have 3 board positions open, interested?
*Are you interested in coaching a squad?
If you have any questions or if you are interested in a board position or coaching please email or see me at parent meeting.
The C.E.C. Cheer Board
April Buoy, President
Board Members
Jennipher Keim
Ginger Sexton
-- April Buoy 4/5/2012

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