On Friday, the Tribes’ Election and Counting boards resubmitted the results from the April 4th Tribal Council Election to the Tribal Council for recertification. Although results were submitted to the Council on the day following the election, there were errors that were later found and corrected. The boards found a keying error in the total number of votes for write-in candidates. In addition, the Superintendent was notified that the Elections Board did not check the dedicated post office box that was used for all returned absentee ballots on Election Day. The Election Board should have removed all ballots by 4:30pm on that day and those ballots should have been counted and included in the official results, which did not happen, according to a letter sent to Tribal Members by the boards. With both of these errors corrected, the additional write in votes and ballots, the outcome of the election was not impacted in any district. In their letter, the board chairs stated that the recent election afforded new challenges with the addition of absentee polling sites and they have made a recommendation to the Tribal Council to add members to the boards for future elections.
Madras High girls hosted and won the Steve Rankin memorial tournament on Saturday. Other teams in the tourney were Henley, Cascade Black, Sisters, Vale, Klamath Union, Sherman County and Crook County. White Buffalo Erica Dejardins won her #2 singles match. AND Erica & Jessica Olivera took 2nd place in #1 doubles.
Both Madras baseball and softball hosted double headers on Saturday with both teams winning both games. Softball won the first contest 17-0 and the second 13-3 – both games were 5 innings. White buffalo baseball won over corbett 11-6 an 14-nothing. Both teams host Gladstone today at Madras High School
The number of measles cases in the United States made its biggest jump of the year, with 90 new cases reported in just one week, according to numbers released Monday by the US Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. With 555 total cases, 2019 now has the second-highest number of measles cases in the United States in 25 years — and the year isn’t even half over. Measles isn’t just rising in the United States. The World Health Organization said today there were more than 110,000 measles cases worldwide in the first three months of 2019 — an increase of nearly 300% from the same period last year. The CDC recommends two doses of the measles mumps and rubella, or MMR, vaccine for children.