Collinsville, Oklahoma
August 20, 2014
Miscellaneous News
Bill Thomas Thanked By CEF /
Primary Runoff August 26th /
$3500 To Fire Dept. /
$1091 To School
$3500 Cherokee Check To Collinsville Fire Department
The letter that accompanied a $3500 check to the Collinsville Fire department stated "The enclosed check is part of the Cherokee Nation's initiative to be good partners within our community by providing assistance to worthwhile causes that provide valuable services to our community and Cherokee Nation citizens." In the photo above L-R seated: Buel Anglen (former Cherokee Legislator) and Dusty Danderson (Collinsville fire captain). L-R standing: Cara Cowan Watts (Cherokee Legislator), Russell Young (Collinsville Fire Chief), Pam Polk (Collinsville City Manager), and Lee Keener (Cherokee Legislator). The funds came without stipulation and will be used to supplement the fire departments budget. One specific use is for 2 I-Pad Airs that will utilize an application from a Sapulpa fireman that will help track local storm shelters and fire hydrant locations by latitude-longitude. The system will also support generating reports and maps according to Dusty Danderson.
Bill Thomas Thanked For Years Of Service To Education Foundation

W.T. "Bill" Thomas had been president of the Collinsville Education Foundation from it's beginning in 1998 until earlier this year when he stepped aside and Ron Evans took over as president. Mr. Thomas has been the primary fund raiser for the organization that has contributed over $217,000 in grants to Collinsville Public School teachers and another $15,000 in senior scholarships and teacher of the year awards. Bill is a 1950 Collinsville High School graduate and a former school board member. The 81 year old Thomas plans to continue his support of the education foundation and students and teachers.

The Collinsville Education Foundation encourages public involvement via membership, donations or volunteer support. The trustees meet the second Wednesday monthly (11:45am) at the Education Service Center (1902 W. Maple). The annual golf tournament has been the primary fundraiser for the organization for several years. This year there will also be fundraiser events at Chick-Fil-A (Sept. 16th 5-8pm in Owasso) and at Collinsville's Jalapeno Grill (Nov. 17th all day).

Applications for teacher grants are due to the principals by September 26th this year.

State Primary Runoff Election August 26th

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TTCU Check To School
Collinsville School Superintendent Lance West accepted a $1091 check from Tulsa Teachers Credit Union presented by Pam Rodriguez. The check (presented August 8th) represents the "rewards" for customers "swiping" a TTCU Collinsville (School Pride) Check Card.