Collinsville, Oklahoma
October 24, 2013
Miscellaneous News
Free Soil Program Ending /
Household Hazardous Waste /
1st Baptist Entertainment

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Concert At First Baptist Church
Sarah Michelle Getto was born blind and with a severe cleft palate. She graduated “summa cum laude” in 2007 from Southeastern Oklahoma State University with a degree in music education. Since graduating from college, Sarah has performed all across the country at Music Shows, Conventions, RV Resorts, Rallys, and Samborees. Sarah is an avid RV owner herself and has traveled over 50,000 miles during the last two years, entertaining tens of thousands of recreational vehicle enthusiasts in 26 states. She will be in concert at First Baptist Church of Collinsville, Sunday evening, Nov.3rd, 6:00PM.
-- John Lincks (10/22/2013)
October 23, 2013


Tulsa’s only free opportunity to dispose of residential hazardous waste.

The Metropolitan Environmental Trust (The M.e.t.) will host the Fairgrounds Pollutant

Collection event on November 2nd and 3rd, from 10:00 a.m. to 3:00 p.m. This event occurs at 15th and Sandusky at the Tulsa Fairgrounds, Gate 7 by the old Driller’s Stadium.

This is an opportunity for residents to keep their homes safe by disposing of unwanted household chemicals, including fertilizers, pesticides, cleaning agents, medication, oil-based paints, ammunition, anti-freeze, motor oil, etc. Unaccepted items include: tires, latex paint, and commercial waste.

When residents pull up in their cars, they will be instructed to line up and complete a survey. Citizens do not have to get out of their cars. Volunteers and workers will unload their cars in an orderly fashion. This event averages about 2000 cars unloaded over the two day period.

“Stop storing chemicals in your home. Use them up or dispose of them properly at this event,” says Michael Patton, the M.e.t.’s Executive Director. “You will make your home safer, your neighborhood safer, and your planet safer.”

The hazardous waste collections and education program is funded by the following governments: Bixby, Broken Arrow, Claremore, Collinsville, Coweta, Glenpool, Jenks, Owasso, Sand Springs, City of Tulsa and Tulsa County.

About the M.e.t.: The Metropolitan Environmental Trust, the M.e.t. is a Tulsa based non-profit that operates 12 drop-off recycling centers. They also conduct special collection events to help protect the environment.


Members of the press are invited to the event. For more information, please contact Annie Tyndall at or at 918-639-5947. Or contact Michael Patton at 918-830-2233


Annie Tyndall

The Metropolitan Environmental Trust
Creative Media Director

Collinsville Soil Program Winding Down -- I suspect you may not have paid much attention to this ad (which also ran last week) as this type of soil program ad have been running for a few years now in Collinsville ... but this marks the end of this phase of a remarkable program. At no charge to home/business owners, soil and been tested all over town for contaminants and in many cases (~250) the soil was removed and the properties restored with "clean" dirt, grass, and in some cases even the old brick sidewalks. I had this story on my wish list all summer to expand on, but it has not made it to the top of my school driven priority list. It's not gonna happen today either, but I did want to leave this note as a place holder for that future article here on cvilleok. If you have comments you would like to add on the program or related topics (smelter / EPA Cleanup / health concerns / old brick sidewalks, etc ...) please email them to : -- Ted Wright -- October 24, 2013
Sample Previous Coverage ... March 2009 Soil Program Office Opening Here
Academic Team Update
The CHS Academic Team is still going strong! We won three more matches yesterday for a conference record of 14 - 1 and an overall record of 16 - 5.
Our next games are at home on Tuesday, Nov. 5. We will also be participating in the Connors State College Brain Bowl Invitational Tournament on Thursday, Nov. 7.
Go Cards!
-- Lynn Gowler (10/23/2013)
JV Update
-- The Collinsville Junior Varsity Football Team traveled to Coweta Monday night (Oct. 21). Several freshmen made the trip to Coweta to give the JV much needed depth in several positions. The contest was a continuation from last Friday night slugfest. Both sides played good defense and moved the ball well. But in the end the Coweta Tigers put more points on the scoreboard. Tigers win 21-6. No serious injuries were reported.-- Coach Tom Redding (10/22/2013)
Academic Team /
JV Football -vs- Coweta /
Drivers License Fees Jump
Drivers License Fees Jump November 1st
Collinsville Tag Office (Facebook) (10/22/2013) --
We want to let everyone know of a change coming into effect on the 1st of November. The fee for your drivers license is going up!!! Starting on the 1st the fee is going from $21.50 to $33.50. I.D's and duplicates are going up also. The fee for them are going from $10.00 to $20.00.
But you can beat the fee. If your license or I.D is due in 6 months or less you CAN update it now at the current price and save some cash!!! So come in and see us today
Friday Oct. 18th: Jet has decided to do another walk-about in cville. Here is an updated picture. He has chewed off his tail recently & desperately needs to be at home & on antibiotics. -- Jeanne Rush (918-991-9405)