Collinsville, Oklahoma
February 16, 2017
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Lt. Gov. Bails On Tax Proposal /
GT Students Learn "Business" /
Sherwood-Shiever To Wed /
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2nd and 3rd Grade Gifted and Talented Students
The 2nd and 3rd grade Gifted and Talented students, with the help of Junior Achievement and Sherrie Anderson from Valley National Bank, are studying all the different components that make up a City. In this photo the students have learned about the job of a City Planner and how cities are designed in zones..Each student was asked to create a business and put it in the proper zone..In the next lesson we will be learning about how people make money to spend on goods and services.
-- LeAnn Crabaugh -- 2/16/2017
Shiever-Sherwood Engagement Announced
Mr. & Mrs. Russell Shiever of Claremore, OK are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sarah Dawn to Mr. Tyler Sherwood. The bride-to-be is a 2014 alumni of Collinsville High School. Sarah will graduate in May from Oklahoma Wesleyan University with a degree in Secondary Math Education. She will begin her career at a Middle School in Texas. The groom-to-be is the son of Mr. & Mrs. Wayne Sherwood of Collinsville, OK. Tyler, a 2013 alumni of Collinsville High School, graduated from Oklahoma Wesleyan University in December 2016. Tyler is employed with the Shakiba Group in Webster, TX. The couple plan a May 6, 2017 wedding at the OKWU Chapel in Bartlesville, Oklahoma.
Collinsville Wrestling Coach Contenting For National Honors
Collinsville Wrestling Coach Weston Harding is the Region 5 (Oklahoma, Texas, Kansas, Arkansas, Missouri, Mississipi and Louisiana) Wrestling Coach of the Year. He will be contending for national coach honors at the National High School Athletic Coaches Association (NHSACA) clinic and banquet in East Peoria, Illinois on June 21, 2017. He is joined by six other Oklahoma coaches with Region 5 honors: Mallory Kusik (Kingfisher - Asst. Girls Coach); Brett Sanders (Newcastle - Girls Basketball); Janet Chartney (Edmond Memorial - Softball); Rhonda Willis (Verdigris - Special Sports - Cheer); Kurt Goebel (Stillwater - Swimming & Diving); and Leroy Cantrell (Mount St. Mary - Tennis).
-- According to the January 2017 issue of the Oklahoma Coaches Association Magazine -- (2/10/2017)

Lamb Breaks with Fallin on Tax Proposal


Says “proposal will adversely harm Oklahoma’s small businesses and families”

Oklahoma City- Lt. Governor Todd Lamb today announced his resignation from Governor Fallin’s cabinet, where Lamb has served as the state’s Small Business Advocate, one of many roles the Lt. Governor fills. This resignation does not affect Lamb’s role as Lt. Governor.

“In Oklahoma, the Governor and Lt. Governor are separately elected positions. While both are Republicans, at this time Lieutenant Governor Lamb believes it is best for him to vacate the cabinet position,” stated Lamb’s Chief of Staff, Keith Beall. “His decision to resign was made after yesterday’s cabinet meeting in which Governor Fallin maintained her support for taxing 164 services affecting every Oklahoma small business and family,” Beall concluded.

Lt. Governor Lamb made the following statement

“Governor Fallin deserves to have someone in her cabinet who can be a strong advocate for her agenda, and that is something I am unwilling to do. While I respect the determination with which Governor Fallin met her obligation to present a balanced budget to the legislature, I cannot support her proposed tax increases. This proposal will adversely harm Oklahoma’s small businesses and families, especially those in our service industry. While Governor Fallin and I have disagreed on issues from time-to-time, our differences on this important topic are so significant they preclude me from continuing to serve on her cabinet.”

Contact: Keith Beall, Chief of Staff
(405) 521.2161

Ted Wright Mini-Editorial: I normally try to avoid obvious politics on this site ... but I am hopefull the Oklahoma Legislature can come up with a better solution to our state's long time budget crisis than what the Governor has proposed (addng a new tax on service providers while trying to get rid of corporate income taxes and offering up grocery tax relief as a smoke screen). Glad to see the Lt. Governor (and Senator Dossett) aren't falling for this plan.