Collinsville, Oklahoma
January 31, 2012
Miscellaneous News
WWAH Calendar On Sale /
Federal Funding For Safe Routes In Doubt /
7th Grade Basketball Boys Success /
Baseball Silent Auction Items Listed

This web site is brought to you by the Newspaper Museum In Collinsville and the other advertisers appearing on these pages. If you would like to provide news content or advertisements ... call Ted Wright (918) 371-1901 or
send email to
1110 W. Main, Collinsville, OK 74021

Frequently Asked Questions
(email questions/comments to
Ted Wright -- last update 2/1/2012 (MiscJan31.html)

Copyright 2012 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
2012 WWAH Calendar
The Ward-Wiseman Animal Haven 2012 calendar is on sale for $10. All profits benefit our lost, abused,surrendered pets. Just let me know if you want a calendar and I will get it to you. I appreciate all the support Collinsville gives WWAH in so many ways.
Thank you, Susan Babbitt
7th Grade Basketball Letter -- Coach Davison
The Collinsville 7th Grade Boys Basketball team is two wins away from clinching an outright Metro Lakes regular season Conference Title. These young men have played extremely well all season and currently have a record of 14-1 overall and 9-1 in Conference play. These young Cardinals are averaging 45 points per game while allowing only 24 points per game. The combinations of scoring ability, transition offense, and tenacious defense and rebounding have have made this team a force to reckon with both now and in the future. So come out to our last home game against Skiatook on Monday (Jan. 30th) at 5pm at the Collinsville Middle School Gymnasium and get a glimpse of the future of Collinsville Basketball. We hope to have a great crowd to show these young talented athletes how proud their community is of their accomplishments. -- See you at five, Coach Davison (1/27/2012)
The Collinsville 7th Grade boys beat Skiatook 51-21. The 8th graders lost and the Frosh were trailing after 3 quarters. -- photos later -- Ted -- 8pm Monday 1/30/2012
CHS Baseball Diamond Dinner Sat. Feb. 4th (& Silent Auction)

"Safe Routes To School" Funding And Other Basic Transportation Federal Funding About To Be Eliminated -- Contact Your Congressman Today If That Bothers You

Friends and Neighbors: This pertains to the Safe Routes to School program. Please read the bullet points below and contact legislators. As you know we’ve just applied for a SRTS grant. We won’t know until later this year if we’re successful, but if the program is cut entirely, I guess we may know sooner. Please make some calls. They need to hear from constituents.

Pamela J. Polk, MAS, ACPFIM -- (Jan. 31, 2012)
Collinsville City Manager
106 N. 12th Street, Collinsville, OK 74021

----Original Message-----
From: Deb Hubsmith <>
To: kmussett <>
Sent: Tue, Jan 31, 2012 9:55 am
Subject: House Bill Eliminates Safe Routes to School—Act Now to Save It

It’s so much worse than we thought. Today, the House releases its transportation bill, the American Energy and Infrastructure Jobs Act. We expected the bill to be bad news for bicycling and walking, but we didn’t think it would go so far as to reverse all progress we have made in the past twenty years.

The House Transportation Committee will vote Thursday, February 2, on whether to approve this bill or amend it to include bicycling and walking programs. Take action now—tell your representative to restore bicycling and walking in the Transportation Committee.

Why the urgency? House leaders are exerting pressure to completely cut bicycling and walking out of transportation. Lawmakers seem to have gone through line-by-line to gut programs that make streets safer. Some of the more devastating provisions in the bill include:

Destroys Transportation Enhancements by removing the dedicated funding;
Repeals the Safe Routes to School program, leaving communities without basic tools and funding to protect kids on the trip to school; Allows states to build bridges without safe access for pedestrians and bicycles; and Eliminates bicycle and pedestrian and Safe Routes to School coordinators in state DOTs.

But there’s still a chance to save federal bicycling and walking funding. This week, Representative Petri (R-WI) plans to offer an amendment that restores dedicated funding for Transportation Enhancements and Safe Routes to School. Rep. Petri can only be successful if you and everyone else with a stake in safe sidewalks, crosswalks and bikeways contact their Representatives today.

This is as urgent as it gets. If members of the Transportation Committee are going to stand up to House leadership by supporting biking and walking, they will need to know their constituents are behind them. Please contact Congress today and ask them to preserve dedicated funding for biking and walking.

Please pass this along to all your local contacts—particularly high-level contacts like mayors, school board members and business leaders—and ask them to weigh in too. Thank you so much for your quick action, and we’ll keep you posted.

Safe Routes to School National Partnership
PO Box 2359
Boulder, Colorado 80306, US