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Miscellaneous News
Aug-Sept. 2, 2004
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2004 World Cup Results
Brad Williamson of Collinsville took 1st place in the 114.50 weight class division at the NASA World Cup Tournament, August 14th, 2004. The event was held at the Biltmore hotel in Oklahoma City, Oklahoma. Listed below are Brad's stats from the event:

Total lbs. 694.45
Best Squat 105.00 kilos
Best Bench Press 75.00 kilos
Best Deadlift 135.00 kilos
Total Kilograms: 315.00

The final results are posted at the following website: Brad took home a 1st place trophy along with a 1st place plaque in both Power Sports and Power Lifting. Brad also currently holds the American & World Record for both bench press and deadlift for the 114.5lb weight class. (Related Story)

Ron Evans led a group of his former NSU classmates in a Collinsville tour today (Sept. 2). The group toured the Newspaper Museum in Collinsville, the 1950s Room at Trinity Faith Church, Spacious Skies and Choo-Choo-Chew before lunch at Greybeard's.

Trinity Faith pastor Danny Stanley supplied a new photo of the old folks home his church supports in Mexico. The home is sporting a new new coating of red paint. (Related story)

I actually got to see a possum "play possum" this week when my dog (Georgia) flushed a possum out of the bushes in the alley behind the Newspaper Museum on Tuesday (Aug. 31st). The dog pinned the possum at the wall but never attacked before the possum started it's act. I had time to walk into the building and get my camera. The next time I checked a few minutes latter, the possum was long gone. -- Ted
Hurricane Frances
Emily Wright, a University of Miami sophomore from Collinsville, will be "riding out" her first Hurricane. Emily indicated Thursday afternoon that with Hurricane Frances heading into Florida Friday evening or Saturday morning, she and the other residents of her dorm would be in "lockdown" starting at 2pm Friday (Sept 3rd). The dorms are supposed to be designed for hurricane force winds. Emily indicated that the campus apartment dwellers were being evacuated into the dorms Thursday evening. (Dad is trying not worry too much.) -- Ted [Sat 9/5 7pm update: Emily says she is fine. The Miami area is getting by easy so far as the eye is passing well north of them.]
12th Anniversary
Trinity Faith Church (aka Youth & Co.) will celebrate their 12th year anniversary September 19th, 2004. Evangelist Wendell Ban will be the guest minister that day as they begin their 13th year. A dinner will follow the 10:00 am service.
According to Pastor Danny Stanley one of Trinity Faith Church's youth, Dennis Young of Collinsville (19), will be leaving for the Air Force on Sept. 27th.
Several members of the Keith & Morrow families gathered at the Oologah home of Kelly Keith Sunday Aug. 29th. Frank Morrow and family were in from Germany and his sister Kathleen was in Texas. Franks works with a religious organization that helps the Kurds in Europe.
Collinsville's Church of Christ held an open house and reception on August 6th to say thanks to individuals, businesses and churches in town who helped during the construction of their fellowship building.
The Friends of the Collinsville Animal Shelter met Tuesday (August 31) with Collinsville's City Manager and City Planner. A potential location for the proposed new animal shelter was discussed. That location is on city property on the north west corner of 156th St. North and 129th E. Ave. (5th Street), across from the former recycling center. The group will pursue application for tax exempt status. A local builder has offered to coordinate the effort to gather cash, labor and material donations to construct a new animal shelter. (Related story)