Collinsville, Oklahoma
December 8, 2013
Miscellaneous News
Students Firm Festival /
Summer Internships /
Bluegrass At The Crown After Parade

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 ... contact Ted Wright via
1110 W. Main, Collinsville, OK 74021

Frequently Asked Questions
(email questions/comments to
Ted Wright -- last update 12/8/2013 (MiscDec08.html)

Copyright 2013 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
U.S. Department of Homeland Security
STEM Summer Internships

Now accepting applications for

U.S. Department of Homeland Security (DHS)
2014 HS-STEM Summer Internships

Application deadline: January 6, 2014

Undergraduate students receive a $5,000 stipend plus travel expenses.

10-week research experiences are offered at: Argonne, Idaho, Berkeley, Livermore, Oak Ridge, Pacific Northwest, and Sandia National Laboratories; as well as at Homeland Security Studies and Analysis Institute, National Institute of Standards and Technology, Coast Guard Research and Development Center, Customs and Borders Protection Laboratories and Scientific Services, Naval Research Laboratory, Engineer Research and Development Center, National Security Technologies Remote Sensing Laboratory, Transportation Security Laboratory, and more…

Areas of research: Engineering, computer science, mathematics, physics, chemistry, biological / life sciences, environmental science, emergency and incident management, social sciences, and more.

U.S. citizenship required

Detailed information about the internships can be found at:

Please share this information with students and colleagues at your academic institution/organization.

A flier is located at:

DHS has partnered with the Oak Ridge Institute for Science and Education (ORISE) to manage the program. For questions please email us at

Jacob Tsotigh
Indian Education
Technical Assistance Coordinator
South Central Comprehensive Center
at the University of Oklahoma
1639 Cross Center Drive, Room 384
Norman, OK 73019-2219
Janice Fields (12/3/2013)
Indian Ed. Director
Collinsville Public Schools

Open to Students in K-12
Deadline January 29, 2014

Submit your film for the first-ever White House Student Film Festival


-- Submitted by Janice Fields (12/5/2013)
Free Bluegrass Show At The Crown

The Spring Street band will be performing free to the
public on December 14 at Herron's Crown Opry Theater.
Bluegrass at the Crown with FREE matinee.

Collinsville, Oklahoma, December 6, 2013- Rumor has it that there’s a new Bluegrass Show coming to town. Herron’s Crown Opry Theater announced last week that they will be host to a bluegrass music matinee each month starting in January. The date for the January show is yet to be determined. Following shows will take place on the third Saturday of each month. The show will feature a variety of bluegrass artists from all over the country.

The public is invited to come to the Opry on Saturday, December 14, immediately following the Collinsville Christmas Parade for a FREE sample of what's to come in the New Year. The Spring Street Bluegrass Band will perform FREE to the public for this special matinee presentation as Herron’s prepares to introduce bluegrass back at the Opry! Get in out of the cold and enjoy the FREE show with a bag of FREE popcorn and hot chocolate!

Spring Street got their start in 1990 when founding members, Mike Williams and Steve Carroll, went to Eureka Springs, Arkansas to see "The father of bluegrass music", Bill Monroe, perform. The street next to the auditorium was named Spring Street and so they simply chose that name as it seemed to fit well. Twenty years later, the band has developed their own sound with a combination of bluegrass, gospel, folk, country, and even some classic rock-n-roll from time to time. This mix is finely served up "bluegrass" style.Spring Street has performed at many festivals in Oklahoma and the surrounding states. They are also veterans of television and radio in the area as well. Along with performing at these events, Spring Street has also hosted their own show in Muskogee, called "Bluegrass on the Square." Since this event has been so successful in bringing new fans to bluegrass, Spring Street has begun to take this show on the road to other towns and events.

Spring Street Band member Nick Alberty recently had this to say about the upcoming matinee, I've played Herron's Crown Opry several times as a guest artist. It's a great show. I'm so glad to be bringing our bluegrass band to the show. Y'all come!!”

Bluegrass promoter Ray Page who is working with owner, Rick Herron to present the show would like to see the show grow beyond the auditorium at the Crown Theater. “I’d like to see this thing get as big as it can. The bluegrass folks like to travel around the country for festivals in small towns and camp out and play their music all over town,” Page stated. “You’ll never find a nicer group of people than the bluegrass crowd. Man this is exciting!” Collinsville City manager, Pam Polk confirmed that a “bluegrass festival” could be a possibility for Collinsville in the future.

For more information about the new bluegrass show at Herron’s Crown Opry Theater contact promoter, Ray Page at (918) 553-8596. You can email Ray at: You can also visit and follow Herron’s Crown Opry Theater on Facebook and Twitter.

Sherry Campbell
Herron’s Crown Opry Theater
(918) 855-8375