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Collinsville, Oklahoma
July 12, 2007
Miscellaneous News
ONG Vote Set / Quilters Meet /
VCO Garage Sale & Building / More Library Art / Gas Prices & Mosquitos Increase / Fall Festival
Janice Coke (left) displayed a quilt she made recently to the quilting group that meets monthly at the Collinsville Library. She was assisted by group president Rosie Vaught (right).
Twelve members of the Collinsville's Library Patchworkers met July 10, and welcomed Wanda Nyberg into the group. Several shared their "Show & Tell," as well as travel news and pictures, with the most distant trip being to Winterset, Iowa that included a visit to the Fons and Porter Quilt Shop. At the Chamber's request, it was voted to sponsor a "quilt show/display" at the Library as part of the Sept. 29 Fall Festival. An appliqué flower basket quilt will be available for a drawing. Janet Martin presented a program on pattern organization, and the fat quarter drawing was won by Ann Cooper. The next meeting will be Aug. 14, 7 PM, and is open anyone with an interest in quilting. -- Submitted by Linda Pfeffer
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The back entry stairwell at the Library has been blocked for a few days as artist Susan Eddings continues adding characters to the walls from scaffolding. The elevator is the only path upstairs until the art project is completed.
Victory Cherokee Organization
Garage Sale: Friday July 13th 8am-2pm on the sidewalk in front of the VCO office / Trinity Faith Church at 1107 W. Main.
The VCO has funds ready and waiting to build a community center / chapel on land near the Victory Cemetery but are held up as the Cherokee Nation works to clear title to the property from Rogers County (1907-1918) and Tulsa County.
Sept. 29th, 2007 Fall Festival (9am-5pm)

The Collinsville Chamber of Commerce provided updated information to the downtown merchants recently with a few of the many planned activities confirmed so far:

  • Sidewalk Sales on the sidewalks (Main St. will be open for traffic)
  • Quilt display by the local Patchwork Quilter's Club
  • Pony rides and roping contests by the Collinsville Roundup Club
  • Evening dance also sponsored by the roundup club
  • Entertainment presented by the Charis Music Studio
  • SPCA Mobile Adoption Center will be here with a selection of puppies and kittens available for adoption

If you have suggestions or questions contact Wanda Nyberg at the Chamber of Commerce office on the SE corner of 11th and Main (371-4703).

Photos From Last Year

Gasoline prices have slipped back above $3/gal this week with flood damage at the Coffeyville refinery getting some of the blame for this jump. Prices had been below $3 for several weeks. (Previous coverage at $3.15 May 31)
We have a bumber crop of mosquitos this rainy summer. I did notice a (health department?) truck spraying in downtown Collinsville a few nights ago. I assume the residential areas were also covered. -- Ted
An Oklahoma Natural Gas Co. (ONG) lawyer (Ms. Hale) and VP (Scott Shepherd) attended the special session of the Collinsville City Commission today. The commission set an election (Sept. 11th) for citizens to approve or deny a new 25-year franchise for ONG to provide Collinsville natural gas.