Aug. 2006 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... call Ted Wright (918) 371-1901 or send email to
Multi-Sport Partial Coverage
For Thursday

Aug. 31, 2006
Volleyball + Softball + JrHi Football
Labor Day Holiday Monday
(City & School Board Meets
Move To Tuesday Sept. 5th)
Governor Brad Henry's Visit
City Hall Dedication
Cherokee Washington DC Delegation

Aug. 31, 2006
Governor Brad Henry will be in Collinsville for lunch and then a 1:30pm dedication ceremony for the City Hall Building Thursday August 31st. A Cherokee delegation from Washington D.C. will be in Collinsville at 5pm Thursday August 31st. They will tour several locations before a 7pm program at City Hall.
Congratulations (again) to the 2005 CHS Softball State Champs for making the cover of the phone book. The 2006 Lady Cards play Glenpool here Thursday at 4:30. -- Ted (Volleyball & JrHi Football here also) City Manager Pam Polk reports the new Collinsvile ambulance arrived earlier today and is already in use. -- Ted -- 3pm 8/30/2006
(I have a photo of the new ambulance but haven't had a place or time to get it online) 9/1 Ted 4:30pm
Cardinals Introduced:
Elementary Thru CHS

Aug. 29, 2006
QB Club Hosted "Meet The Cardinals"
JrHi Softball
-vs- Skiatook

Aug. 29, 2006
Played On Smaller Field
Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Funeral Home
Helen Hill
d. August 25, 2006
Curtis Dickerson
d. August 25, 2006
Parents and Students: For safety concerns there will be no loitering or football games allowed behind the stands on game nights. -- Collinsville Public Schools -- 8/29/2006
Crimson Cadet Band
Previews 2006 Show

Aug. 28, 2006
Show Still Being Written
Tri-County Fair
Beef Show

Aug. 27, 2006
Final Fair Event Was Sunday
Tri-County Fair
Tractor Events

Aug. 26, 2006
Driving, Pulls & Antiques
Tri-County Fair
Miscellaneous Photos

Aug. 24-27, 2006
Pies, Quilts, Artwork, Antiques, ...
The Collinsville Cardinal Homerun Club met (Monday August 28th) 7:00pm at the American Bank of Oklahoma Meeting Room. -- Cheri Harr Appears "my" possum has returned to the Newspaper Museum and is hiding somewhere in here right now ... if anyone has any suggestions. -- Ted noon Monday 8/28 (8/30 update no sign of the possum for a few days) Not even a full week into classes at Univ. of Miami and Emily called awhile ago saying classes are cancelled Tues & Wed for Hurricane Ernesto. It's not expected to be a bad one but they are in the direct path by latest estimates. -- Ted 5pm Monday 8/28/2006 (8/30 update: Emily said the storm pretty much broke up before reaching Miami last night)
Misc. News: High Winds,
Building Down, Bus "Filled"

Aug. 27, 2006
School Supplies Collected
Tri-County Fair
Parade Saturday

Aug. 26, 2006
Veterans, Band, Shriners, Kids, Horses
Three Tri-County Fair
Animal Shows Saturday

Aug. 26, 2006
Rabbits + Sheep + Goats
Note to Gary Carter: Your question (via Ebay) about this Ebay item didn't include a return email ... so I'll post here in case you check This was Collinsville's HS from 1909-Jan 1912 when it burned. It was at the same location as the HS we attended from 1912-1969 (Middle School campus now). -- Ted Sunday 4pm 8-27-2006 Please Join (or renew your membership with) the Collinsville Education Foundation ... Letter -- 8/25/2006 (more CEF info)
Kid's Dog Show
Starts Tri-County Fair

Aug. 24, 2006
Costumes, Obedience & Fun
Swine Show Friday
At Tri-County Fair

Aug. 25, 2006
FFA & 4-H Kids Show Their Pigs
CHS Football Cardinals
Scrimmage With Nowata

Aug. 24, 2006
1st Game Is Next Friday
7th Grade Volleyball
Win Over Catoosa

Aug. 24, 2006
No Coverage for 8-9-JV-Var
Friends of the Collinsville Library are having a BIG BOOK Sale this Saturday at the 4-H building ---located right behind the fair barn---has been used as city hall for the past few years---air conditioned!!!!! Sale runs from 8 am -2pm. They have a great selection of books ... so stop by and take a few home (Hardback $1.00 Paperbacks .50)
Just got confirmation that Oklahoma Governor Brad Henry will be in Collinsville (around lunch time next Thursday) August 31st. Details are being worked for a dedication ceremony for City Hall. The City Hall building is already hosting a Cherokee Nation delegation from Washington D.C. on that same day. Check back for detail. -- Ted -- Thursday Aug. 24th 3:45pm
Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Funeral Home
Hazel VanDuesen
died August 20, 2006 (Services were 10am Aug. 24th). Hazel was Collinsville City Clerk from 1975-1978.
This was all that was left of Barnhardt's about 11am this morning (8/24/2006) -- Previous Coverage
The state of Collinsville's ambulance vehicles (with two units out of service) was the lead story on Channel 6 TV's 5pm news Wednesday (Aug. 23). City Manager Pam Polk was interviewed and said a new ambulance should be here in 10 to 14 days. An administrator for the Regional EMS service indicated Collinsville had already been "non-compliant" since 1 ambulance went down in January and should have addressed the problem before the 2nd unit went down Saturday (Aug. 19th). -- Ted
Rodeo Friday & Saturday
(Collinsville Round Up Club)
Fill The Bus: Saturday at 5th & Main (8am-Noon)
The Collinsville Girl Softball Association will be holding a run off election for the position of treasurer on Sept 10, 2006 from 1 to 4 p.m. at the Community Room at the American Bank. Parents who had girls playing in the 2006 spring year are eligible to vote. -- Paula Brown -- Concession Stand Commissioner -- CGSA
Close Volleyball
Match With Bartlesville

Aug. 22, 2006
9th, JV & Varsity Games
PEO Grants For
Two 2006 Grads

Aug. 23, 2006
Miller & Richardson
Misc. News: Cheerleader
Camp / JrHi Softball Roster

Aug. 22, 2006
1st Pentecostal Church on Oak St.
Historic Restaurant
Building Coming Down

Aug. 22, 2006
Plan To Rebuild / Reopen
Ron Evans reported he is still trying to dry out his house after Monday's heavy rain as roofers had his roof off at the time and only got tarps on a portion of the roof before everything got soaked. -- Ted 8/22
Support the Fair & Your Local Merchants (Coupons For Saturday Aug. 26)
Fair In Progress
Family Department Information
-- August 2006
(All Events)
The fair barns are located 1/2 block south of 10th & Main (east of the Depot Museum) and the indoor exhibits will be in the American Legion Building near 9th & Main.
City OKs Ambulance Lease or Purchase
Aug. 21, 2006
Two Ambulances Down
A heavy rain fell Monday (Aug. 21st) in Collinsville.
Misc. News: Victory Cemetery Scanned / Claremore Bridge(s?)
Aug. 20, 2006
To Locate Unmarked Graves
DeLozier Birth Announcement
Aug. 21, 2006
Little Girl Born Aug. 15th
Little Miss & Mister
Selected For Fair

Aug. 19, 2006
To Ride in Parade Aug. 26
Collinsville Softball
Festival Here Aug 18-19

Aug. 19, 2006
Loss To Meeker Just 1 Result
City Clerk's Job Is Open ... There Is An Open Spot On The School Board ... Photo Contest Is Open Agin
Victory Energy's Growth
Continues (Jobs & Facilities)

Aug. 18, 2006
Collinsville's International Industry
Meet The Cards: Aug 29
Soap/Towel/Tape: Aug 24

Aug. 19, 2006
Collinsville Cardinal QB Cluby
Crimson Cadet Band
Group Photo

Aug. 19, 2006
Collinsville H.S. Band
2006 CHS Football
Team Photos

Aug. 19, 2006
Cheerleaders, Seniors, Frosh
Varsity & JV Softball
Wins Over Oologah

Aug. 17, 2006
Both On Last Inning Score
Claremore Here For
CHS Volleyball Match

Aug. 17, 2006
Cards Varsity Won 3
With kids in the Herald Elementary classrooms nearby workers were pouring the footings for the new Early Childhood Center (ECC) which should be ready for the start of school next year.
Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Funeral Home
Reba Pearson
d. August 11, 2006
Barbara Bible
d. August 9, 2006
Reba Upky
d. August 7, 2006
Eddie Ford
d. August 5, 2006
Junior High Softball
Here -vs- Cleveland

Aug. 15, 2006
Photos From 2 Innings Only
Misc. News: Dog Show / VCO Donation / School Enrollment
Aug. 13, 2006
Expanded Dog Show At Fair
Photo Contest
Winner Announced

Aug. 15, 2006
Stefanie Dowdy Is 1st Winner

CHS Volleyball Wins
Over Sand Springs

Aug. 15, 2006
Dogs-Clouds-Shaved Ice?

Teacher Appreciation Breakfast Tuesday
Aug. 15, 2006
Annual Chamber Event
Get Your Entries Ready For
Tri-County Fair Next Week

August 2006
Pie Baking Contest New This Year
Supply List Examples
For Fill The Bus Effort

Aug. 15, 2006
Bus Will Be At 5th & Main Saturday Aug. 26th
Finally some rain! ... starting about 12:30am Tuesday (Aug. 15th) ... a small but welcomed rain
School Board Looking
For New Member

Aug. 11, 2006
Applications Due By Sept 1
New Teachers Welcomed For 2006-2007 School Year
Aug. 11, 2006
19 Provided Bio Info
107 degree Thursday (Aug. 10th) followed by high winds, a sprinkle, and "cooler" Friday Aug. 11th.
2006 CHS Softball
Team Photos / Schedule

Aug. 9, 2006
Varsity + JV Teams
2006 CHS Volleyball
Team Photos / Schedule

Aug. 9, 2006
Varsity + JV + Freshman Teams
Aug 15th: 8am Chamber's Teacher Appreciation Breakfast (at Middle School)
Aug 17: First Day of Classes (Collinsville Schools) Misc. News: Band Props /
Alaska Pipeline / Possum

Aug. 9, 2006
Library Book Sale During Fair
The Tri-County Fair parade this year will be August 26th at 10:00 a.m. Any interested parties can contact Krista Oslin 855-4037. The parade will line up at the middle school. The Shriners will be attending this year. -- Thanks, Krista (Aug. 9th) Movie Gallery is taking donations for school supplies for Collinsville schools. For every daily donation of any school supply the customer receives a free movie rental. This runs through August 30, 2006. -- Chrisanne Sears (8/9/2006)
CHS Volleyball Scrimmage
& Softball Initial Games

Aug. 8, 2006
2006 Seasons Underway
Received a report Aug. 8th that Collinsville will have a Cherokee Tag Office in about 2 weeks serving multiple counties. It will be located in the house across from American Bank. (from the VCO meeting via Buel Anglen). -- Ted 8/9/2006
CHS Alumni
Softball Game

Aug. 5, 2006
Kick-Off Event For 2006 Season
CHS Football Meet /
Practice Began Today

Aug. 7-8, 2006
First Game Sept. 1st
School Board member Ted Clark has resigned to avoid any conflict of interest with the hiring of his sister by the remaining board members.
With the new tri-mester system at Collinsville High School the school times this fall will be 7:50am - 2:25pm for the 2006-2007 school year. All other campuses will have the same times as last year (8am start).

The Collinsville City Commission met at 7pm Monday ... I didn't get a digital agenda so have just summarized the topics. As always the official agenda is posted on the east side of City Hall.
Aug. 8, 2006 Loan Agreements / Job Tracking / Used Police Cars / City Manager Contract
Note: Mayor Stan Sallee mentioned at the 8/3 Chamber meet that the city was in the process of switching to a new letter sized billing format ... away from the old post cards.

Tri-County Fair Update: When the fair book was published it was hoped the Aug. 26th rabbit show would be sanctioned but that did not happen so all rabbit exhibitors must be registered 4-H or FFA members. -- Thank you. Deb Lutz (Aug. 4, 2006)
Collinsville School Enrollment: Aug. 7th - Aug. 10th
Economic Development Loans For Small Business
Aug. 3, 2006
Founder's Day Cancelled
School Board Change / Teacher Changes
Aug. 7, 2006
Post 4 Board Position Open
My family is trying to raise money for my 4 year old nephew Treiton the son of Matthew and Janelle Carpenter of Collinsville. Treiton was diagnosed with Stage 4 Neuroblastoma on July 25, 2006. We are hosting a softball tournament at the Collinsville City Park Labor Day weekend, with the fee of $100 for each team to participate. We just started planning yesterday and would really like to get the word out around town. I know the good people of Collinsville will help them out as much as they can. Treiton and his family are currently in Memphis, TN for his treatment, which is experimental. They are expected to be there for at least 2 to 3 months. Matt and Janelle are unable to work and we are trying to help pay for their monthly bills and medical bills that have already started coming in from Saint Francis Hospital. Thank you for your help! -- Carrie Brasel -- Aug. 3, 2006 -- (Tournament Registration Form)
A fund has been set up at Arvest Bank under the name Treiton Lewis-Carpenter. Donations will be used to help pay his medical bills from St Francis, along with house payment, car payments, etc... that the family has to keep up with while they are away at St. Jude for treatment. [8/9/2006 update: The account is open, but you MUST tell them it is for a TRAGEDY FUND in Treiton’s name. They can’t look it up on the computer by his name, but they have a file at the Arvest next to Braums in Owasso. -- Tracey Jarrard]
Misc. News: Summer Band / PAWS / M.S. Sign
Aug. 2, 2006
Shelter / ECC / Track
Garage Sale:
618 W. Walnut

(Thursday-Friday 7:30am -- ??)
Aug. 3rd & 4th
Just think how much you could cut down on your mowing time with a "Great Dane" from Cribbet's True Value at 1008 W. Main in Historic Downtown Collinsville.
Misc. News: Pie Baking Contest / 1957 Beard Contest / Bear Cam
July 31, 2006
Web Review / School Calendar
Library Party / Celebrity Readers
Aug. 1, 2006
Reward Young Readers
Collinsville has a candidate in's "Cutest Baby" contest. Baby #031 is from Collinsville. Vote through Aug. 9th on that web site. -- Ted 8/1
CHS Alumni Softball Game Saturday
Many more cute Collinsville kids will be participating in the Collinsville Tri-County Fair's "Little Mister and Miss" Contest. Entry forms are due by August 5th. Entry forms are in the Fair Books available at the library and banks. The competition will be held August 19th at the Veterans Building at 9th & Main. For more information contact Sherri Davis 371-2377. (More Fair Info)
20,824 visits to during July 2006
8 - 11am Farmer's Market At City Plaza 12th & Main ... every Wed & Sat
First Day of School:
Aug. 17th

Collinsville's Comprehensive Plan Steering Committee met Thursday July 27th. They saw a presentation on single house lift stations (grinder/pump) for areas not suitable for gravity sewer or septic tanks. Their next meet is Aug. 22 at 5:30.

Collinsville Downtown, Inc.
Announces Oct. 18th Circus Here
Highway 20 bridge to Claremore closing soon for ~90 days of repairs (7/8/2006 Claremore Progress coverage)
The CHS Class of 1966 reunion July 14-15th (at Middle School) CHS Class of 1986 is planning a reunion Saturday August 26 6:00 - ? at the Cherokee Casino. Class of 1996 reunion set for September 15th (CHS Homecoming)
Summer Fundraiser For Collinsville Middle School & Collinsville High School
Do you eat at Mazzio's? Did you know that eating at Mazzio's could help our schools earn cash for supplies, equipment and building needs? Mazzio's will donate 10% of actual cost up to $300.00 per month for each school. Starting June 1st through August 28th, 2006 there will be a container labeled Munchin' with Mazzio's placed at the following locations: American Bank of Oklahoma, Bank of the Lakes, RCB Bank (Collinsville) and Sun Spot Tanning (German Corner). You may bring your receipts (yellow or white itemized copy; NO credit card receipts please) to any of the drop off locations. You will need to ask for your receipt, but you CAN NOT ask Mazzio's employees to save receipts for you. For questions, you may contact Christina McClendon @ 371-6893. All calls will be returned after 6:00 pm. Receipts will be divided equally between the two schools. Thank you for your support!
Planning for the 10 year reunion of the CHS class of 1996 has started. Anyone who would like to help or just be contacted can contact Justin Howard by email or 371-0882. The date has been set for homecoming weekend with the football game being September 15th. Only three and half months away. -- 5/24/2006
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