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Ted Wright -- last update 2/15/2006 (MiscFeb15.html)
Copyright 2006 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma

Collinsville, Oklahoma
Feb. 14-15, 2006
Miscellaneous News
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Tulsa Oilers Visits Cards In Action / Nazarene Add-On /
CDI Valentines /
Zorbing In NZ?
Two member of Tulsa's Ice Oilers visited with Collinsville's Cards in Action (CIA) today at CHS. Paxton Schulte (with the mic above) is a 13 year veteran who came out of retirement to play this season for Tulsa. Paxton said he has had more than 300 stitches to his face (many due to fighting which was his designated role for several teams). He played 6 season for a team in Northern Ireland but is originally from Canada. Michael Young is a first year pro with Tulsa and also from Canada. They both discussed their high school days and how they got to where they are now.
Cards In Action officers (including Rebyl Richardson above) were handing out tickets to a free Tulsa Oilers game to each CIA member as they left the meeting Wednesday afternoon. (Previous CIA Coverage: Feb. 2005 & Oct. 2004 & Sept. 2004)
The Valentines steak dinner, dance and entertainment sponsored by Collinsville Downtown, Inc. was held at the banquet room at GreyBeards Tuesday night and well attended.
The Collinsville Nazarene Church is adding a steel frame for a covered drive-thru entry for their church on Broadway between 11th & 12th Streets.
On her way to an exchange semester in Australia, my daughter and her University of Miami roomate spent a few days as tourist in New Zealand. I'm just starting to get some photos from Emily as she is getting set up in her dorm room with classes starting next week. I'll be running several more of those over the next few months but wanted to start with this one (which I don't fully understand but sounds facinating). In Emily's words from a Feb. 6th postcard: "I went zorbing yesterday - they pop us in a hugh blown up ball filled with water and roll us down the hill." Her text attached with the photo: "Laura and I went zorbing! We had to run and jump into this big ball with water inside and then they rolled us down the hill! We slid around everywhere, it was so much fun!" --
Ted Wright -- 2-15-2006