Collinsville, Oklahoma
October 14, 2013
Miscellaneous News
Megan Thetford Dog Show /
Cheerleader Assist /
Cherokee Photo IDs At Sperry /
Compost Day /
Haley Taylor RSU XC

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Collinsville 6th Grade Cheer Helps Tulsa Trojan Cheer
Check out Ch 2 news at 10pm tonight (Thursday Oct. 9th). The girls were part of a 2Works For U story. We made bows for east Tulsa Trojans cheer whose cheer director ran off with their money for several people helped them out
Lori Rule (10/10/2013)
Here is a link to the story I told you about last night in case you didn't see it. Basically I saw the original story on my friends facebook page (we were foster Trojan cheerleading alumnae) she started a fundraiser for them. I volunteered our squad to make them some bows. We presented them thurs night and exchanged some cheers, They had a great time and made alot of new friends.
-- Lori Rule (10/12)

KJRH-TV Video On You-Tube 10-10-2013
Megan Thetford Places Second In Fayetteville, Arkansas

This is our daughter Megan (5th grader at Herald) and her dog Xec. Last Saturday and Sunday they competed in Fayetteville, Ark, where Megan competed in her first regular (non-junior) conformation against two adults. Megan and Xec took second in their class over a professional dog handler. This is quite an accomplishment for someone of Megan's age. We would appreciate it if you could post Megan's accomplishment on your site.
-- Thank you Kim Thetford (10/11/2013)

Cherokee Photo IDs Coming to Sperry

On Monday, October 21, from 1pm to 8pm, Cherokee Nation staff will be at the Sperry Town Hall which is the old armory building at 115 North Cincinnati Avenue to provide photo IDs for Cherokee Nation citizens.

CDIB and citizenship must be established before a Photo ID may be requested. The first photo ID is free. Additional photo IDs will be $5 each as you request replacements or an updated photo.

Bring your CDIB, Tribal citizenship card (Blue Card) or a state issued photo ID to apply for a Tribal photo ID.

Children 12 and younger can get a new photo ID but must have a parent or legal guardian present to sign the card.

Volunteers are being organized by Tulsa and Rogers County District 13 and 14 Councilmembers Lee Keener and Cara Cowan Watts as well as former Councilmember Buel Anglen to assist the mobile photo ID team coming from Tahlequah. Keener and Cowan Watts will, also, provide door prizes throughout the day.

The Tribe is providing food, drinks, free flu shots and Tribal photo IDs throughout the event.

Cowan Watts, Keener and Anglen will be present throughout the event to answer questions.

Chief Baker is scheduled to speak at 6pm.

Tribal forms such as new citizenship applications, voter registration, Cherokee Phoenix Tribal newspaper subscriptions and more will be available.

The event is a partnership with the City of Sperry under the leadership of Mayor Bill Butler to improve Tribal census data. Without correct mailing addresses, Cherokee citizens are not counted which costs local governments opportunities and resources.

The next nearest photo ID event will be in Chelsea on Tuesday, November 12, from 1pm to 8pm at the Chelsea Civic Center on the corner of 7th and Pine Street.

If you have questions, issues or concerns about the Cherokee Nation government, please email or

If you are without the Internet, call (800) 256-0671 ext. 3000 to hear information about the next monthly community meeting and other events.

To contact the Tribe, call (918) 453-5000. The operator will connect you with the appropriate department. Tribal programs and services are administered by the Chief's staff at the Tribal Complex. Tribal hours are Monday through Friday from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m.

You may save a trip to Tahlequah by using the Tribes Internet tools at Almost all applications are available online to print from home.

For more information concerning Tribal citizenship, contact the Cherokee Nation registration department at 918-458-6980 or

Cara Cowan Watts

Compost Day – Wednesday, October 16, 2013
October 14, 2013


This Wednesday, October 16, the Metropolitan Environmental Trust (the M.e.t.), is highlighting composting with an all day event called Compost Day! The M.e.t. is bringing singer/songwriter Stan Slaughter, also known as the Eco-Troubadour, to Tulsa to perform at multiple events throughout the day.

Stan travels across the country entertaining people of all ages while educating on recycling, the environment and composting. He will be at the Guthrie Green to perform from 12:20 p.m. to 12:40 p.m. In conjunction with this event, the M.e.t. will sell Garden Gourmet Compost Bins for the discounted price of $45. Food Truck Wednesdays goes from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at the Guthrie Green located at 111 East Brady Street in downtown Tulsa.

On the night of October 16, the Tulsa Garden Center will host a concert event from 6:00 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. Stan will perform for free while educating families on the advantages of composting. There will be food, drinks and compost bins will also be for sale for $45. There will even be a chance to win a free compost bin! The Tulsa Garden Center is located at 2435 South Peoria Avenue.

About the M.e.t.: The Metropolitan Environmental Trust, the M.e.t. is a Tulsa based non-profit that operates 12 drop-off recycling centers. They also conduct special collection events at Expo Square twice a year.

About Stan Slaughter: As the Eco-Troubadour, Stan Slaughter teaches and shares positive ways to live in harmony with our planet, simple changes we can all make now, and creative options for a greener future - all experienced through songs that stay in your head and in your heart.

For more information or questions, please contact Annie Tyndall at 918-584-0584 or Michael Patton at 918-830-2233. Visit or


Metropolitan Environmental Trust
Contact: Annie Tyndall, Creative Media Director
RSU Cross Country Claim Top Three Finish at OBU Invitational
October 12, 2013

SHAWNEE, Okla. – Rogers State women’s cross country finished second and the Hillcat men finished third at the OBU Invitational at Gordon Cooper Vo-Tech Saturday.

Sophomore Haley Taylor led the RSU women as she finished second with a time of 19:11.00 in the 5k race. The Hillcats then had three runners finish just seconds behind accounting for sixth, seventh and eighth place. Andi Gourd crossed in 19:19.00 for sixth while Christy Dougherty finished in 19:23. Junior Maria Apolinar posted a time of 19:25.00 to finish eighth. Freshman Olivia Jalomo broke the finish line 20:06.30 for 18th place.

“We ran really well as a team, we were well conditioned,” said RSU head coach Chris McCormick of the Hillcat women. “We ran tight and together as a team.”

The Hillcat women finished just one point behind first place Oklahoma City as the Stars top five finished in the top 15 individually. The Cats finished 43 points ahead of Heartland Conference foe Arkansas-Fort Smith.

The RSU men finished third led by freshman Baylor Harvey. The Cleveland, Okla. native lowered his personal best time in an 8k as he finished in 26:06.00 for 11th place. Brandon Payne finished 17th with a time of 26:36.00 while Chandler Smith finished in 26:42.00 for 18th. Freshman Marchez Coriz crossed in 27:06.00 to finish 29th to round out the Hillcat five.

“The guys ran well as a team,” said McCormick. “Baylor lowered his personal best and a number of guys ran their best time this year.”

RSU men’s cross country finished with a team total of 84 behind Oklahoma City who took home team honors with a team total of 20 and the East Central Tigers (71). The Hillcats finished three spots ahead of Heartland Conference foe Arkansas-Fort Smith and four spots ahead of Oklahoma Christian.

“Our performance sets us up really well for the conference meet in two weeks. We’re now starting to click on all cylinders,” said the Hillcats head coach. “I’ll let them give their legs some rest and we’ll be set to run at our best at the Heartland Conference meet.”

Rogers State will travel to Dallas, Texas October 26 for the final meet of the year at the Heartland Conference Championship. For more information on Hillcat Cross Country visit


Steve Braun (10/13/2013)