Collinsville, Oklahoma
June 6, 2015
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Matthew Moran Served As Page /
Former Teacher Visit Planned /
Will Rogers Ranch /
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Local Student Serves as Page
for Rep. Earl Sears


OKLAHOMA CITY – A local student recently served as a page at the Oklahoma House of Representatives in the office of state Rep. Earl Sears and was named by his peers as “Page of the Week.”

Matthew Moran, a senior from Collinsville who is homeschooled, served as a page during the last week of the legislative session from April 27-30.

The House maintains a program allowing Oklahoma students to experience the legislative process firsthand. Pages are assigned for one week, Monday through Thursday, during the legislative session from February to May. Pages run messages to state lawmakers on the House floor during session hours and help with office tasks when session is out.

Pages also participate in a mock session from 6-8 p.m. Tuesday. Representing the state of Pageville, they elect a governor and legislative leaders. The governor presents a State-of-the-State Address, while other pages present and debate mock legislation.

Normal page duties begin at 8 a.m. each day and end at 4:30 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and at 2:30 p.m. on Thursday during the legislative session.

“Matthew is a fine example of the quality education that homeschooled children are receiving all throughout Oklahoma,” said Sears, R-Bartlesville. “I was very proud of his effort and willingness to learn, and I was glad to have his help during this final week of session. His service at the Capitol is appreciated, and he has a very bright future ahead of him.”


Oklahoma House of Representatives -- Media Division

Contact: State Rep. Earl Sears -- Office: (405) 557-7358

"Outdated" News -- Archived From Intro Page
Will Clark will be presenting a musical tribute to Ray Price and Marty Robbins this Saturday night, May 30, at 7pm at the Crown Opry in downtown Collinsville. Doors open at 6pm, admission is $10. The Memory Maker's Band has backed such artists as: Kris Kristofferson, Willie Nelson, Johnny Cash, Waylon Jennings, Mickey Gilley, Mel McDaniel, and Garth Brooks. Check out more info on
Saturday JUNE 6th 9 am - 2 pm
@ American Bank of Oklahoma.
Child Nutrition Invitation to Bid

May 11, 2015

The Collinsville Public Schools, Child Nutrition Program (CPSCNP) is accepting sealed proposals for a one year food vendor agreement for the 2015-2016 school year for pizza, milk, bread, grocery, produce, and chemical vendors. Bid award will be given to the company submitting the best responsive and complete proposal, satisfying the requirements of the CPSCNP. To receive a bid packet and/or inquire, please contact Andrea Reser, MS, RD, LD at (918)371-4048.

The Board of Education reserves the right to reject or accept any or all bids, or any part of any or all bids. Contracts entered into on the basis of submitted bids are revocable if contrary to law.

The effective date is July 15th 2015-June 30th, 2016. Bids must be sealed and returned to CPSCNP by the following dates and times to be considered.

Pizza: June 15, 2015 9:00am
Milk: June 15, 2015 11:00am
Bread: June 15, 2015 1:00pm
Chemicals: June 18, 2015 9:00am
Produce: June 18, 2015 11:00am
Grocery: June 18, 2015 1:00pm

Please submit bids to: Collinsville Public Schools
Education Services Center
Child Nutrition Program
1902 West Maple
Collinsville, OK 74021

Interested in becoming a Collinsville Elementary Cheerleader?

Collinsville Elementary Cheer is a youth cheerleading organization for children going into 1st grade-6th grade. This program was established to get children interested in the sport of cheerleading and develop self-esteem, team unity, and sportsmanship while learning the basic skills to become a cheerleader for the Collinsville Cardinals!
How to sign up: Registration must be done online through The cost is $35.00 per cheerleader. Please register your child for the grade that they will be going into next school year (T-1 is considered 1st grade). Please complete ALL forms online and PAY online.
Uniforms: Cost will be $135. (Skirt=$18, Shell=$42, Brief=$10 Hoodie and warm up pant=$35, Poms=$22 Rain Jacket=$8). We will be using the same uniform, rain jacket, and poms as last year. We will not be using the warm ups from last year but instead a hoodie and warm up pant is included in the uniform price. There will be additional items that will be required to purchase such as hair bows and shoes. The only requirement for the athletic shoes is that they be ALL WHITE.
Uniform fitting schedule: All participants are REQUIRED to attend one of the scheduled dates.
**1st FITTING: May 30 (Saturday) 9-12 – Herald Elementary Cafeteria
**2nd FITTING: June 6 (Saturday) 9-12 – Herald Elementary Cafeteria
We will have a separate area set up for anyone wanting to sell their used uniform during the first fitting only, you will need to stay and sell your own items.
Coaches: Coaches will be selected through an application process. An application must be completed to be considered for coaching. Previous coaches are also required to complete an application to be considered for next season. Applications are due back to the Cheer Board by May 22 for review by the board. Coaches will be notified May 28. There will be a mandatory coaches meeting May 30 at 11:30am in the Herald cafeteria. There will also be a mandatory INFC coaches meeting July 25
Summer Cheer Camp: Camp is scheduled for July 13-16 (Monday-Thursday) from 6:00-8:00 @ Sallee Football Field. Camp is not mandatory but highly recommended. This camp is a fundraiser for the Collinsville Cardinal Varsity cheerleaders. The cost for the camp is $40.00. No camp uniforms this year. A t-shirt is included in the camp fee. More details given will be given at uniform fittings. Sign ups at the uniform fittings dates listed above.
Director of Cheer: Carla Gibson
Cheer Board Members:
Amy Barnes April Richardson Beth Parmley Christy Badertscher
Kristin Kuykendall Lori Rule Shari Holdman
Contact us at Or visit us on Facebook@ Collinsville Youth Cheer
Ms. Rose Scanlon (former teacher)
To Visit Saturday, June 20th!
"Attention: All past CHS students. We hope you'll read this and share this post to your wall so others may see it. We are super excited to announce that Ms Rose Scanlon will be back home for a visit Saturday, June 20th! She was and still is one of Collinsville's most beloved teachers, during her devoted service of 16 years to our students. Details are below of where we'll be meeting at the HS. Please mark your calendars to come visit this inspirational woman and chat with fellow classmates. Ms. Scanlon has lived in Illinois for many years and may never make it back this way again. ??"

Our beautiful Ms. Rose Scanlon is coming to Collinsville to see us all! Tammy Rush-Sirmon, and I have secured a meeting place, so all of us can see her! She is really looking forward to this, so I want to make it special. Please bring your kids, and or grandkids, and pass this post along to everyone you think may want to come! Ms. Scanlon says she may not make it back this way again!
Please bring a copy of any old photos you have of Ms. Scanlon, or you and Ms. Scanlon. We have something special planned for her.
This is going to be a come and go party. It is also a potluck, so please bring a dish, or dessert, in a disposable container, unless you're staying the three hours.
The DATE is Saturday June, 20th.
The TIME is 1-4 pm.
The PLACE is Collinsville High School computer lab.
If you would like to bring a card, or small gift, that would be great, but she is flying back to Illinois, so please keep that in consideration.

-- Tammy Sirmon
Meanwhile Back at the Ranch

Kids can experience life in the 1880s, when Will Rogers was growing up on an Indian Territory family ranch, this summer. Frontier Days Kid Camp at the Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch will take youngsters back to the days before statehood and to Nov. 4, 1879 when Will was born.

Today, it is a 400-acre living history ranch with a portion of the land owned by the State of Oklahoma and the balance leased from the Army Corps of Engineers. The home was moved from its original site in 1963 when the Corps of Engineers began filling Oologah Lake.

Living conditions are a far cry from the days of Will’s youth, when his mother had no electricity, and no running water.

Hands-on activities from gardening to rope making will be a part of the many events planned during the July 13-15 day camp at the ranch, where Longhorn cattle roam on grassy hills and banks of Oologah Lake, and chickens and goats scatter — and there is the occasional cry of the ranch peacock.

There will be fun learning experiences about life on the frontier, making memories and learning about Oklahoma history. Age-interest level is middle school and younger, but parents and older students will find it entertaining as well as educational.

Activities planned include blacksmith demonstrations, fence building and whitewashing, 1880s period games, nature hikes, cane pole fishing, leather working, gardening, rope making, saddle and tack maintenance and hayrides.

Campers will check in each morning at 8:30 and hike to the various assigned project stations throughout the ranch grounds (appropriate walking shoes a must). Snacks will be provided during the morning. Participants will receive a rope, cowboy hat and bandana at the close of the camp.

Tuesday Study Club, a Claremore women’s group, is a contributing sponsor.

Lunch will be available for purchase on the grounds when camp closes at 12:30 p.m.

Camp cost is $20 each for families who are members of Friends of Will Rogers or $30 for non-members. Registration deadline is June 29. See online enrollment form at for enrollment details.

About Will Rogers Birthplace Ranch

Before his death on Aug 15, 1935 in an Alaska plane crash, Will Rogers was a widely traveled vaudeville and movie star, a renowned trick roper, newspaper columnist and radio personality.

After his death, his wife deeded a portion of the ranch to the state of Oklahoma for a state park.

The Birthplace Ranch, on the banks of Oologah Lake, is at 9501 E. 380 Road, the site of the house where Will Rogers was born, an era correct barn built in 1993 by Amish builders, and a 2,000-foot grass airstrip.

It is open to the public from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. daily. Admission is by donation.

In addition to availability for tours of the house and barn, it is a prominent site for weddings, family gatherings and for educational opportunities.

Improvements underway include expanding RV hookups from eight to 12, fully equipped for electric, water and sewer. Electric output is 30/50/120 amps. Comfort stations with new toilets and sinks have been remodeled.

For RV reservations, call 918-361-9964.

-- via Cara Cowan Watts 6/2/2015