|Chamber of Commerce Appreciates ...|
|The Collinsville Chamber of Commerce hosted their annual appreciation lunch for Collinsville City (and county) employees at the newly refurbished Veterans Building Friday July 8th.|
|There were plenty of burgers and hot dogs served up by the Chamber from a portable grill near the fairgrounds July 8th.|
|The Veterans Building (near 9th and Main) is in use now with just a few touch up items still to be completed. Check with City Hall if you would like to rent the building for an activity. The city is planning a November 11th formal grand opening event with hopes the veretans memorial outside the building will be completed by then (Veterans Day). I assume the building will be in use during the Tri-County Fair in mid-August. -- Ted|
|CHS Football Mini-Camp|
The HS Football Cardinals were on Sallee Field for some summer time workouts and instructions at a mini-camp this past week..
Additional Photos: Norm Van Sickle "Mini-Camp" Photos
|NOTICE: Due to recent heavy rains and vehicles getting stuck at the Storm Debris Drop-off site, the site has now been closed a day early. THE STORM DEBRIS DROP-OFF SITE WILL NOT BE OPEN ON SATURDAY, JULY 16TH. We're sorry for any inconvenience this may have caused. -- City of Collinsville -- Friday 7/15/2016 ~3:45pm|
Obviously some "late" information ... but I wanted to archive the info on a page before deleting from the temporary spot on the intro page from last Friday. -- Ted
|Oklahoma Farm Bureau offers watercraft insurance tips|
In 2015, boating accidents accounted for approximately $42 million in property damage, according to the American Boating Association and the U.S. Coast Guard. As Oklahomans hit the lake to escape the summer heat, Oklahoma Farm Bureau and Affiliated Companies is offering tips to ensure smooth sailing when it comes to watercraft insurance coverage.
If you would like to speak with an Oklahoma Farm Bureau representative, please let me know.
July 12, 2016
Oklahoma Farm Bureau offers watercraft insurance tips
Boating accidents caused $42 million in property damage in 2015
OKLAHOMA CITY In 2015, boating accidents accounted for approximately $42 million in property damage, according to the American Boating Association and the U.S. Coast Guard. As Oklahomans hit the lake to escape the summer heat, Oklahoma Farm Bureau and Affiliated Companies is offering tips to ensure smooth sailing when it comes to watercraft insurance coverage.
Boating is a great summer activity, but its not without risks, said Gary Buckner, general manager for Oklahoma Farm Bureau and Affiliated Companies. Insurance policies can differ significantly depending on the type and size of the watercraft. Oklahomans should visit with their insurance agent and discuss individual needs before heading out this summer.
Oklahoma Farm Bureau and Affiliated Companies is offering the following tips for Oklahomans to stay safe on the water this summer:
Get coverage in and out of the water. Unless your boat is permanently stationed in a marina, you will need to transfer your watercraft to the lake on a trailer. Not all insurance policies cover traveling with your watercraft. Do your research, and look for a policy that will keep you covered while your boat is in the water, docked or on a trailer.
New watercraft means new coverage. When you purchase a new boat or watercraft, your insurance needs change. Even if you had a boat prior to this purchase, you need to look at your policy and make any updates you need to ensure your new watercraft is fully covered. This includes protection against the risks of owning and operating your watercraft. Your new policy should include coverage for your property, protection for injury or damage to others and medical payments coverage.
Size influences coverage. Not all watercrafts are the same when it comes to insurance considerations. The size of the boat or watercraft indicates how many people can be on or in the craft at a time and could play a factor in what policy you may need. Motor boats, sailboats, jet skis and fishing boats are all different types of watercrafts and can differ in policy needs. Talk with your agent to find the policy that best fits your needs and the needs of your recreational vehicle.
Utilize your agent. Talking with your agent before you purchase a new watercraft can help you understand what type of policy you will need based on your purchase. Your agent is there to help answer any questions you may have and will help find the right policy for you.
About Oklahoma Farm Bureau and Affiliated Companies
Founded in 1942, Oklahoma Farm Bureau is a grassroots organization of farm and ranch families united for the purpose of analyzing issues and formulating action to achieve educational improvement, economic opportunity and social advancement in each of Oklahomas 77 counties. As the state's largest general farm organization, OFB is committed to improving the lives of rural Oklahomans through advocacy, education and member benefits. To learn more, visit http://www.okfarmbureau.org/.
OFB as such, has never rendered business services directly, or carried on any commercial activities since its conception. All of the business services that are made available to members are done so through affiliated companies, or agreements with third party companies or organizations, such as Oklahoma Farm Bureau Mutual Insurance Company (OFBMIC). Therefore, in order to write and maintain insurance with OFBMIC and/or one of its brokerage carriers a Membership must be purchased with OFB. OFBMIC serves Oklahomans in all 77 counties insuring various risks they face every day, and because each agent lives and works in Oklahoma, they are present when needed most. To learn more, visit http://www.okfarminsurance.com.