Collinsville, Oklahoma
July 14, 2011
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Entrepreneur Bootcamp /
Cherokee Citizenship Assist /
CHS Cross Country Meets /
CHS 1969 Donation

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CHS 1969 Donation To Education Foundation
Members of the Collinsville High School Class of 1969 met recently and voted to donate a surplus from their 2010 reunion fund to the Collinsville Education Foundation. A check for $616 was presented to CEF President Bill Thomas Wednesday July 13, 2011 by Ted Wright & Rhonda (Wode) Paul. Also at that CEF meeting, it was voted to make $17,000 available for academic grants this year (from funds raised at the golf tournament). Grant applications are due from teacher by October 1st.
Collinsville H.S. Cross Country Schedule
Cherokee Nation Registration To Make Rogers County Visits For Citizenship

July 05, 2011

CLAREMORE, Okla.— The Cherokee Nation is offering assistance with applications to obtain citizenship within Cherokee Nation and a Certificate Degree of Indian Blood card in Rogers County this summer. Registration assistance is available on Wednesday, July 27, Wednesday, Aug. 24 and Wednesday, Sept. 28 from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Claremore Indian Hospital located on Will Rogers Boulevard in Claremore.

In order to obtain a CDIB, applicants must formally apply and provide acceptable legal documents that connect them to an ancestor who is listed with a roll number and a blood degree from the final rolls of citizens of the Cherokee Nation, commonly called the Dawes Final Rolls. These rolls were compiled between the years 1899-1906. Quantum of Indian blood is computed from the nearest paternal and/or maternal direct ancestor(s) of Indian blood listed on the Final Rolls.

Many descendants of Cherokee Indians can neither be certified nor qualify for tribal citizenship in the Cherokee Nation because their ancestors were not enrolled during the final enrollment. Unfortunately, these ancestors did not meet the requirements for the final enrollment. The requirements at that time were (1) applying between 1899-1906, (2) appearing on previous tribal rolls of 1880 or 1896 and (3) having a permanent residence within the Cherokee Nation (now the 14 northeastern counties of Oklahoma). If the ancestors had separated from the Cherokee Nation and settled in states such as Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri or Texas during that period, they lost their citizenship with the Cherokee Nation. Only enrolled citizens of the Cherokee Nation named on the Final Rolls and/or their descendants are eligible for Certificates of Degree of Indian Blood and tribal citizenship.

The schedule is subject to change due to weather, holidays or emergency situations. The main Cherokee Nation registration department is located in the W.W. Keeler Complex in Tahlequah, and is open from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday. There is no charge to apply for tribal citizenship.

For more information about Cherokee Nation registration services call 918-458-6980.

-- Submitted by Cara Cowan Watts (7/13/2011)
Entrepreneur Bootcamp At OSU

Learn How to Start and Grow a Successful Business
-- Six Saturdays Begins Oct. 8th

The Riata Center for Entrepreneurship at Oklahoma State University is hosting the 2011 Cowboy Bootcamp starting in October. The bootcamp is geared towards entrepreneurs starting or growing a business. The bootcamp consists of 8 consecutive Saturday sessions where nationally recognized faculty teach related topics. Here are the 2011 bootcamp dates: October 8, 15, 22, 29 and November 5 and 12.

The Riata Center would like to request to be placed on your online event calendar. I have attached a PDF that shows additional information regarding the program. If you have any questions or are able/not able to post the event, please contact me via email at or our Events and Marketing Specialist, Brooke Stuart at or 405-744-7871.

Thank you,

Krista Looper
Graduate Assistant
Riata Center for Entrepreneurship
Masters of Science in Entrepreneurship Candidate '11
Oklahoma State University

The Riata Center includes a dedicated staff of entrepreneurship professionals who foster the spirit of entrepreneurship through innovative outreach programs. The team is dedicated to high impact entrepreneurial outreach on the campus, in the region, around the State of Oklahoma, and across America. The Center is intimately engaged with the entrepreneurial community, and strongly committed to creating unique experiential learning opportunities for students.
Collinsville Tri-County Fair
August 25-28, 2011