Collinsville, Oklahoma
November 5, 2009
Miscellaneous News

More Softball /
2nd Graders With Respect /
Rep. Sullivan's View On Health Care Bill /
Christmas Seals

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The Oklahoma Classics (Softball)
Two Collinsville girls, Kristina Shearer & Kassidy Murphy, played in a Show Case Tournament in Mustang, OK last weekend with their new competitive team The Oklahoma Classics. The girls played 5 games, winning 3, tied 1 and lost 1. Kassidy plays center field and can cover the whole out field with her speed; she made some awesome plays in the out field and did some amazing work with the bat, hitting a double to the fence in one game. Kristina plays catcher and short stop. She threw 2 girls out at second while catching and made some flying catches at short. These two girls have a love for the game and we are very proud of them and their new team. They play again this weekend in Tulsa and we wish them Good Luck. Kristina said the strangest thing about playing last weekend was that they had to play against our very own Kylee Cole and Laci Cook. It was strange for her to be on the other side of the field from her High School team mates.

Thank you – Proud Parents of Kassidy and Kristina (10/30/2009)

Wilson Elementary "Respect"
Students at Wilson Elementary are learning about the character trait of
Respect during the month of November. The first set of 2nd graders were chosen for the week of November 2nd who display respect throughout their school day...

Front Row (l-r): Troy Smith, Dalton Gramblin, Jimmy Brown, and Emma Pasco
Back row (l-r): Aaron Michael Renfro, Nate Thompson, Matthew Lee, and Justus Getz

More News Below
News from U.S. Rep. John Sullivan (11/3/2009)

Click here to view Congressman Sullivan's Healthcare Update

Last week, House Speaker Nancy Pelosi unveiled the latest version of her plan for government controlled healthcare that – according to the non partisan Congressional Budget Office – will cost $1.2 trillion dollars. Simply put, that’s $2.2 million of taxpayer money for every word in this bill. This 2,000 page bill creates 111 new government programs, and is full of tax increases and government mandates. I encourage you to view the video above, where I outline a few specific problems with the Pelosi healthcare bill.

Bringing the Healthcare Bill to You

Recently, my office provided copies of the latest 2,000 page healthcare proposal, H.R. 3962, the so called Affordable Healthcare for America Act, to two Tulsa City-County Library branches. I encourage any First District Residents who would like to read the legislation, and participate in the debate, to visit either of the locations listed below where copies are available.

Tulsa City-County Library branch locations where the bill was delivered:

Central Library
Address: 400 Civic Center, Tulsa, OK
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 9-9; Fri.-Sat., 9-5 (Sun., 1-5)

Hardesty Library
Address: 8316 E. 93rd St, Tulsa, OK
Hours: Mon.-Thurs., 9-9; Fri., 9-6, Sat., 9-5 (Sun., 1-5)


Oklahoma, November 4, 2009—Thousands of people throughout Oklahoma will receive Christmas Seals® in the mail this month, courtesy of the American Lung Association. These decorative holiday decals are part of an annual fundraising tradition that dates back to 1907, when the American Lung Association led efforts to conquer tuberculosis.

“Most Americans alive today have no vivid memories of how widespread deadly tuberculosis was before the 1950s, but it claimed entire families and struck down people from all walks of life, often in their prime,” said Sara Dreiling, Chief Executive Officer for the American Lung Association of the Central States.

In 1907, tuberculosis sanatoriums were springing up around the country; however most were makeshift and could only care for a few patients at a time. One of these sanatoriums in Delaware, which was in desperate financial straits, was run by a doctor named Joseph Wales. Joseph asked his cousin Emily Bissell for help in raising money to care for patients. Emily came up with the fundraising idea of the Christmas Seals and the American Lung Association has now used this concept for over one hundred years.

Today, the Christmas Seals concept has grown to match the modern world. Christmas Seals are now available online at, as well as through a Facebook application that allows you to send a Christmas Seal to a friend.

“While we have a rich history with our Christmas Seals and the fight against tuberculosis, the American Lung Association is now waging new battles, including the fight against influenza and the fight for healthy lungs and air right here in Oklahoma,” Dreiling said.

In Oklahoma, the American Lung Associations is saving lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease by offering smoking cessation, asthma education and COPD awareness and information.

Visit to order Seals, make a donation or send a Christmas Seals® e-card.

About the American Lung Association:
Now in its second century, the American Lung Association is the leading organization working to save lives by improving lung health and preventing lung disease. With your generous support, the American Lung Association is "Fighting for Air" through research, education and advocacy. For more information about the American Lung Association or to support the work it does, call 1-800-LUNG-USA (1-800-586-4872) or visit