Collinsville, Oklahoma
March 21, 2007
Miscellaneous News
Community Resource Needs Help / Baseball / Main Street Finalists / Gluten-Free Diet
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Melvin Lowe - Funeral Director
Christy Harris - Funeral Director
Mary Blythe - Office Manager-Collinsville Funeral Home
Betty Littler - Office Manager-Oologah Funeral Home

Why Gluten-Free?
Do you think you could "survive" without wheat, oats, barley and all foods made with flour from these grains? You could if you had to. Based on a recent Tulsa World article 1 in 133 in the US may have Celiac disease. There is no known cure for this difficult to diagnois disease other than eliminating the above foods from the diet. I know first hand as I have been on a gluten free diet since 1995 and not by choice. It's rather intimidating at first, but managable after you get used to it. You eat your own cooking as much as possible to simplify your life. It is possible to eat out but you have to be very carefull. Most households and restuarants use wheat flour in or breading on many foods they prepare. You can still eat properly prepared meats, vegatables, fruits and drinks. Rice or corn based flours allow an occasional substiture for the breads, cakes, breaded meats, gravey, cereals, hamburger buns, etc. that must ordinarily be avoided. Food labeling has improved in recent years and more stores carry well marked gluten-free foods. -- Ted Wright -- March. 21, 2007
1 in 133 May Have Celiac Disease Tulsa World Article Feb. 23, 2007
Video Explanation The View & Celiac Awareness Foundation
Tulsa Restaurant Guide & Recipes Tulsa Celiac Sprue Support Association
Four Collinsville Main Street Projects Named State Top 3 Finalists
Collinsville Downtown, Inc. announced Monday March 19th the following 4 Collinsville projects had been selected as "Top 3 Finalists" for 2007 Oklahoma Main Street Awards.

* Premier Partner -
Cherokee Nation
* Best Facade Rehabilitation over $10,000 - Marmont Building
* Best Adaptive Reuse -
Collinsville City Hall
* Best New Business Downtown -
Fatman Cycleworks

The final winners will be announced at the 18th Annual Oklahoma Main Street Awards Banquet Tuesday, April 24th in OKC at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
21 state level awards will be announced April 24th. The communities competing with Collinsville for the 4 awards above are:
* Premier Partner - Altus & El Reno
* Best Facade Rehabilitation over $10,000 - Sapulpa & Watonga
* Best Adaptive Reuse - Hobart & Saplupa
* Best New Business Downtown - Enid & Talihina
Previous Coverage:
Youth Baseball: OK Titans
Dear Mr. Wright,
I was wondering if it is possible to send out a BIG congradulations, on your website, to the OK Titan 10/under baseball team for their 1st place victory in the Super Series - Sapulpa St. Patty's Day Smash Tournament this last weekend. Our team is comprised of 5 local Collinsville boys: Chace Wilkins, Breyden Varner, Kyle Stubblefield, Dakota Fugate, and Triston Stogsdill (Head Coach Brad Wilkins)- and we are very very proud of their latest accomplishment. We are avid fans of your website and I think it would be a great addition. If you are interested, I do have a picture that we took at the tourny. Super Series also took pictures and posted them to

Thank you so much for your time,
Monica Wilkins
OK Titan proud mom
Our team is a traveling competitive team that plays in about three area tournaments a month - we are currently in preseason play but I would be VERY glad to let you know when our tournaments occur. I do know that on March 30th there will be two 10/under teams competing at the Annual Claremore Freebie Tourny- Us, the OK Titans and the C-ville Cardinal team coached by Ron Koscheski. Thank you again for your interest and again, we absolutely love your website!
Owasso Community Resources
From: Pam G. Harp []
Sent: Tuesday, March 20, 2007 8:38 AM
Subject: Owasso Community Resources - HELP!!!!

Dear Friends,

I am on the board of directors for Owasso Community Resources which is the non-profit United Way organization that has the food pantry and offers utility and rent assistance for the Owasso and Collinsville area. They are also the organization that does the Thanksgiving food baskets and the angel trees in the communities for Christmas.

The utility fund is down to $-0- as of yesterday and we have single mom's as well as others in the office crying every day because they don't have the money to keep their utilities on or they are getting evicted and put out on the street because they don't have rent money. Most of these people are working people.

My plea to those of us more fortunate is that we would reach into our pockets and help our fellow Owassans and Collinsville folks stay in homes with heat and lights. If each of us would forfeit just a little lunch money or the cost of a few bottles of soda or whatever it could keep some parents with children off the streets and warm and clothed and fed.

All I ask is that you follow your heart and pray for those less fortunate than we are.

Owasso Community Resource's address is 109 N Birch, Suite 109
Owasso, OK 74055
Their phone number is 272-4969
Their web address is

God bless each of you,
Pam Harp