Collinsville, Oklahoma
January 25, 2008
Miscellaneous News
Bridge Progress / Baseball Signings & Rememberance / ECC Kids / Second Brush Collection Day Set

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ECC Character Kids (from Jan 18th) Ethan Hancock, A.J. Stubbs, Avery Morrison, Trista Williams, Addison Kallam, Ty Traywick, Tyler Walters, and Riley Jackson. -- submitted by Carol Ann Sallee
Previous Coverage:
In Rememberance
Ted, I was sitting here kinda sad remembering a friend that passed away almost four years ago. It almost seems like it was yesterday. I was wondering if you had a small spot to put a small rememberance of my friend Todd Ryan Goodman who passed away 1-25-2004. He was a good kid and loved everyday. Either outside or with us on the baseball field with Coach Reeder. Just a thought. -- Cory Flynn (Jan. 24th, 2008)
Can You Help Again? (Feb. 2nd)
There is still a massive amount of curb side brush from the Dec. 2007 ice storm in Collinsville. The Jan. 12th effort was a major improvement for safety and appearance. Volunteers are asked to contact the Chamber office at 371-4703 to help with pre-planning, but you can still show up at CHS Saturday Feb. 2 at 7am. Trailers and trucks are key to the effort.
The steel for the decking in the new 4-lane Main Street bridge is continuing to take shape.
Work on the 4 lanes of new pavement to connect the bridge from Highway 169 all the way to 5th Street is also progressing. The south side has been cleared down to dirt while the old pavement remains (for now) to allow access to the many businesses in the construction zone.
Two CHS baseball signings this week: Harrison Mendez and D.J. Neighbors. I will try to add additional info later. -- Ted
Existing 4 lane pavement stops just west of Eastside Veterinary and Ken'ts Custom Cars and Trucks from the 146th Street interchange at Hwy 169.
I'll be watching to be sure the CHS band's sign (honoring their many years as state champs) is returned to a place of prominence when the construction is completed. -- Ted (Previous Sign Coverage)
Blackjack Creek under the new bridge is frozen with some of the coldest temperatures of this winter (as low as 11 degrees this week) but the weekend forecast is calling for 50's before the next cold snap.
This has been postponed twice due to wet grounds at the brush dump site. Feb. 16 is the current target. -- Ted 2/9/2008