Collinsville, Oklahoma
March 24, 2009
Miscellaneous News

More Miss Oklahoma Recognition /
Cleanup Planning /
One Sales Tax Vote In The Mail /
19th St. Bridge

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Miss Oklahoma Honored By Legislature

March 23, 2009 -- FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

OKLAHOMA CITY – In less than a year, she’s gone from being a regular college student to Miss Oklahoma.

And today Kelsey Cartwright ventured to the state Capitol to be honored for winning the prestigious contest.

The Collinsville native was named the winner of the 2008 Miss Oklahoma pageant contest nine months ago. Appearing before both the House and Senate, Cartwright was honored by both chambers by way of Senate Concurrent Resolution 6. It congratulates Cartwright on her winning the 2008 Miss Oklahoma Crown and for her appearance in the Miss America pageant as the representative of the state. Both Sen. Randy Brogdon (R- Owasso) and Rep. Earl Sears (R- Bartlesville) sponsored the measure and Collinsville Mayor Stan Sallee was on hand for the presentation to Cartwright.

“I’m honored to have Kelsey up here to give her the appreciation she deserves,” Rep. Sears said. “She is a bright young lady and has been a wonderful representative for our state. I’m especially proud of the fact that she hails from my part of the state, District 11. Miss Oklahoma is a lot more than just being a pretty face and has worked hard this year to tackle important social issues.”

Cartwright, 21, focused on issues related to adoption as her major platform issue. Her father was adopted and never knew about his birth family. Because of Oklahoma’s closed records laws, it was difficult to discover her father’s past. Making it easier to uncover an adopted person’s past is a goal for her.

A student at Oklahoma City University, Cartwright majors in dance management. Her long-term goal is to run a performance studio and teach dancing.

Oklahoma House of Representatives
Media Division
Contact: State Rep. Earl Sears
Capitol: (405) 557-7358
This photo shows Mayor Stan Sallee and Representative Earl Sears honoring Miss Oklahoma in Collinsville back in November 2008 at Kelsey Cartwright Day.
Collinsville Cleanup Activities Being Planned
City Commissioner Pam Porter displayed the sign above at the March 12th public meeting to discuss plans for Collinsville activities associated with national "Great American Cleanup" and "Keep Oklahoma Beautiful" programs. Check back for more detail prior to an anticipated Saturday April 18th kickoff for Collinsville activities. Contact Pam Porter if you have suggestions or would like to volunteer to help.
Collinsville Residents To Vote April 7th
If voters living in Collinsville city limits approve a proposed sales tax increase April 7th the bridge above (adjacent to the city park on 19th Street) will be replaced. According to Mayor Stan Sallee the city has been notified by ODOT that the bridge needs to be replaced. A sidewalk from Main Street to the park (beside 19th St.) would also be built.
One vote has already been cast -- I got a call from Australia Sunday from my daughter Emily (still officially a Collinsville resident while on a student visa in Australia) saying she had received an absentee ballot for the Collinsville sales tax election. -- Ted Wright 3/23/2009