City of Collinsville -- Pink Out For Cancer Awareness
|City employees, City Hall, Downtown trees and benches are sporting pink this week to help promote cancer awareness.|
Shrine Plaque Rededication Set For Nov. 4
Rededication of the Akdar Shrine plaque, installed many years ago on the Will Rogers Memorial Museum south terrace outside wall, will follow the Indian Womens Pocahontas Club ceremony on Friday, Nov. 4, said Paul Kelsey, Claremore, former Tulsa Akdar Shrine Potentate.
The several thousand dollar gift is being replaced andre-installed by the Tulsa Akdar Shrine.
Will petitioned to become a member of the Blue Lodge Claremore in 1905. The following year he became a Master Mason and two years later became a 32nd Degree Mason as a life member of the Indian Consistory.
On Oct. 11, 1914, he petitioned for initiation and membership in Akdar Temple in Tulsa and on Feb. 3, 1915 began a life-long membership.
By that time, records show his occupation has changed from farmer and ranchman to vaudeville performer.
An exhibit in the Will Rogers Memorial Museum contains his petition for initiation into Claremore Lodge 53, membership application and Akdar Life Membership certificate and an Akdar fez.
The Masonic Lodge laid the cornerstone when the Will Rogers Memorial Museum opened Nov. 4, 1938. Claremore Lodge 51 became Will Rogers Lodge in a renaming rite in 1979 during the Will Rogers 100th birthday cerebration.
The public is invited to share in the event.
Pat Reeder (10/25/2011)
|Wilson "Courage" Students|
Here is the other
picture I owe you... It's our 2nd grade students who were chosen who
portrayed courage in their classrooms.
|2nd Grade Courage students (10-7-11) -- Ethan Ritter, Mariana Lor, Keeley Warder, Makenzie Hadley, Adason Mathis, David Serna, and Bobby Coyle|
Collinsville Education Foundation Grants To Wilson Teachers
On Friday, October
14th, CEF President W.T. "Bill" Thomas and board member Dr.
Susan Babbit from our Collinsville Library handed out grants in total
of $4014.34 to Wilson teachers who applied for these funds to use in
their classrooms to improve their students' learning.
The following teachers
were awarded grants:
|Collinsville Education Foundation|