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Copyright 2006 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
April 6, 2006
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Brown of Community Publishers Inc., (Collinsville News Parent Company)
Howe (Chamber president) accepts an award for the Chamber from Susan Babbit
and her boss Paula Settoon, Division Director, Branch Services at the Tulsa
City-County Library system. The award was a "Rave Review to the Chamber
of Commerce for their continual support of the Collinsville Library 4-6-06".
A similar award had been made to City of Collinsville. The Collinsville Library
was celebrating it's 6th anniversary (April 6) in the refurbished building originally
completed in 1917.
in it's 107th year, the Collinsville News is settling in with it's third
ownership "family". The newspaper was founded and operated by the
Wright family of Collinsville for the first 88 years (1899-1987). The Retherford
family owned and operated the newspaper from 1987 to December 2005. The current
owner (CPI) is based in Bentonville, Arkansas.
Publishers, Inc. (CPI) now operates 28 publications in this area of Oklahoma
including 19 weekly newspapers. Mike Brown is in charge of this Oklahoma division
of CPI. Mike told the lunchtime Chamber of Commerce audience that CPI was excited
to be here in Oklahoma with the growth prospect of Collinsville and surrounding
communities. He said the communities should not expect to see major changes
under the new ownership but that change will be implemented over time to keep
up with changing technology and the business environment. The company currently
has 115 Oklahoma employees.
This www.cvilleok.com web site has no business association with the current
Collinsville News or CPI.
-- Ted Wright