Collinsville, Oklahoma
April 23, 2008
Miscellaneous News
New Field Turf Construction / Brush Pit Hours /
Earth Day Students /
Mary Sallee Honored

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Mrs. Vaughn's Middle School Life Skills students were out cleaning up litter on Main Street Tuesday April 22, 2008
(Earth Day).
Former Collinsville Resident
Receives Volunteer Award

'Joy of Volunteering' was the theme of the recent '2008 Volunteer of the Year' Awards Luncheon in Norman, Oklahoma, sponsored by the Junior League of Norman and the United Way of Norman.

Mary Sallee received the Humanitarian Award, one of five awarded to outstanding volunteers in the Norman community. The Humanitarian Award is given to an adult who benevolently helps others in need and who voluntarily helps people who have difficulty helping themselves. Mary Sallee was nominated by Food and Shelter for Friends where she has been a volunteer for 10 years. Each Tuesday, with the help of fellow Rotary members and the Golden Corral Restaurant, she delivers breakfast food to the shelter. With the help of McFarlin United Methodist Women, she coordinates a birthday party once a month for children at the shelter, many of whom wouldn't have any kind of party. She also organizes Sunday church services (with the help of the McFarlin United Methodist Women) at Griffin Memorial Hospital. Mary and her husband, Larry, participate in the Adopt-A-Highway campaign, picking up trash on Classen Blvd on Sunday afternoons twice a month. Mary presented her $400 check to the Food and Shelter for Friends.

Mary, who was raised in Collinsville, is the daughter Adam Sallee. She holds three degrees from the University of Oklahoma. She is a composer and arranger and writes much of the music used in her piano studio, where she teaches 30 students, a majority of whom are adults.

Submitted by Susan Worstell (4/20/2008

"Old" Turf Saw Last Game With
4/22/2008 Soccer Game
The football goalposts were already down (below) at Sallee Field, but the task of revamping Sallee Field for the new all-weather turf had to wait for the final home CHS Soccer game April 22, before the old turf removal could begin today (April 23rd). The new turf should be ready for the CHS football season.
The new turf will drain straight down through the fabric and base into a network of pipes under the field which will then drain into a new recessed area north of the field. The area is the former parking area and band practice field. Some parking spaces have been lost but cars will still be able to park in the new graveled area according to CHS Athletic Director, Bill Rule.
Storm Debris Dump Site Hours / Limits
The debris site is located halfway between 5th and 19th streets on the north side of 156th Street North. Only storm debris is allowed, no construction materials or household trash is accepted. You must have your driver’s license and a current Collinsville utility bill to dump free of charge. It is open from 8:00 am to 5:00 pm, 5 days a week. Please call City Hall for the weekend schedule, 371-1010. It was open 7 days a week for a couple months; however it is now closed on Sunday. So please call us to make sure of the weekend schedule.

If we can be of further assistance, please call City Hall.

Pam Polk (City Manager, City of Collinsville, OK)
106 N. 12th Street, Collinsville, OK 74021

918.371.1010 Office
918.625.5693 Cell
918.371.1019 Fax

John, I'm passing your request on to City Manager Pam Polk, but would like to copied on the reply as it would be nice to have the specifics posted on I know the location of the brush dump site but not the hours and cost and limitations. Not aware of a local trash dump anymore? -- Ted Wright (4/23/2008


Is there a landfill or public dump in or around Collinsville? I need to get rid of some trash and alot of small tree debris. ( I am a Collinsville resident)

Love your website!!

Thank you. John (4/23/2008)