Archived Dec. 2006 NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... call Ted Wright (918) 371-1901 or send email to
Over 31,000 visits so far in December. Over 291,000 visits so far this year (2006). -- Thank You, Ted
City Commission Meeting Wednesday Jan 3rd
Dec. 30, 2006
13th & Main Parking Agreement
Chamber of Commerce meeting Thursday Jan 4th at Library. Guest speaker is Ricky Hayes (Owasso Economic Development Director)
Watch for Saxon Lewis (Tuba) in the Rose Bowl Parade ... Oklahoma Centennial Band .. Monday Jan. 1st No mail Tues Jan. 2nd ... (State & Federal offices closed for former President Ford's Mourning Day)
Daughter Emily is on her way back to the University of Miami after a short Collinsville visit. Just a few of the friends she visited with are shown at left. -- Ted -- 4:30pm Sat 12-30-2006

Youth Soccer sign-ups are: Sat. Jan 6, 9-12 am / Thur. Jan 18, 6-9 pm / Sat. Jan 20, 9-12 am. All sign-ups are at the American Bank in Collinsville. New players need to bring a copy of birth certificate. Child must be at least 4 yrs old as of Aug. 1, 2006. Questions, please call Cheryl McColley 638-5489
Collinsville's 2006
Year In Review

Dec. 28, 2006
Sample of News Photo Pages
Future Educators Collected Coats/Blankets
Dec. 28, 2006
CHS F.E.A. Club Project
Former President
Gerald Ford Died Tuesday Dec. 26, 2006
(Link: More Ford Information)

Happy New Year Collinsville

Congratulations OSU Cowboys 34-31 Winners Over Alabama
(Link for Bowl Results/Schedules)

City Project Status Update -- 12-26-2006
District 11 Oklahoma State Representative Earl Sears has scheduled times he will be available to meet with you at the Collinsville City Hall: Feb. 16th, March 16, April 20th and May 18, 2007 from noon to 1:30pm. To better serve you in State Government, Representative Sears will be available to discuss issues, your concerns, and answer your questions. (Contact Information) -- 12/27/2006
Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Funeral Home

Marlin Thetford
d. December 23, 2006

Donna Finnell-Miller
d. December 22, 2006

I have an end of year review page I'm building but I've been visiting with my daughter Emily (home briefly from Florida) and am not aware of much local news. If you have any news or photos you would like to share please email -- Ted -- noon 12-26-2006
I will need orders by Dec. 31st for $35 individual CDs for 2006 sports and other photos. Starting in Jan. 2007, I will be searching all my photo files as I start work on the 2007 CHS grad pages. If you miss that deadline the next search will be after graduation next summer (or at a much higher price if not done as a group). -- email: Ted Wright -- (More photo order info)
Requests So Far ... Chance Riley Austin Helm (2005) Josh Borthick
Ali Schultheiss (& Bayli) Jarrod Shearer (& JrHi SB) Mariah McElroy (& 5th FB) Linsey Curtis
David Chester Kylie Pelizzoni Emily Richardson Kelsi West
Steven Gerber Katie Sullivan Lane Coulter Jerica McColley
Jessica Keith (followup) Toni Slagle Abby Miller Josh Walker
Rachel Nelson (& Naomi) Kevin Phillips Justin Bethel Kyle Lee Smith
Jonathan Woods . . .

Recently Retired TV Weatherman
Jim Giles Died Dec. 20, 2006
(2003 Collinsville Visit) -- (Channel 6 Coverage)
Dec. 24th Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Lloyd Andrew Sonnier Jr., 56, construction worker, died Friday. Services pending. Reynolds.
Michael Ray Lykins (47) died Tuesday Dec. 19, 2006. His wife (Mary Beth) is a former CHS teacher and his daughter Jeannette is a 2005 CHS graduate. He was employed by Nordam Group. Services 1 p.m. Friday, Church of the Madalene. Fitzgerald's Southwood Colonial. -- per Tulsa World 12/22
Holiday trash service for the City of Collinsville will be as follows:

Monday December 25, 2006 - No Trash Service
*Any customer with Monday service will be picked up on Tuesday December 26th

Monday January 1, 2007 - No Trash Service
*Any customer with Monday service will be picked up on Tuesday January 2nd

***Extra bags of trash may be set out for these two holiday pickups.

Thank you and have a Merry Christmas - City of Collinsville.

School Winter Break
Dec. 21- Jan. 3
Merry Christmas
CIA Wreaths To Nursing Home
Dec. 19, 2006
CHS Student Project
Barnsdall Wrestlers
In Collinsville

Dec. 19, 2006
Cardinal JrHi Won, CHS Loss
CHS Basketball At Oologah Dec. 19:
Girls won big , Boys lost (no photos)
"Angel Food" Available
In January 2007

Dec. 17, 2006
Low Cost Food Ministry
According to the Tulsa World: Collinsville's HS basketball girls beat Skiatook 74-45 & the CHS boys won 62-43 Friday 12/15/2006. The Cardinals travel to Oologah Dec. 19th.
(Link provided by Kori Benton for CHS Boys Basketball Results) -- 12/19/2006
City Approves Grant Application For Next Phase of Main Street Beautification
Dec. 18, 2006
Kelly Young Starts As City Clerk This Week
Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Funeral Home
Lula Maynard-Maxey
(April 4, 1915 - December 17, 2006)
JrHi Basketball -vs- Cleveland
Dec. 14, 2006
7th-8th-9th Girls Photos
Thank You & Contact
Information For Earl Sears

Dec. 16, 2006
Legislative Session Begins In Feb.
Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Funeral Home

Millie Lou Craghead
(May 23, 1923 - December 16, 2006)

George Everett Buford
(October 16, 1923 - December 14, 2006)

Activity Underway
At Broadway Bridge

Dec. 14, 2006
Plan Started In 2005
Both CHS Basketball Teams Win In Home Opener
Dec. 12, 2006
Cleveland Here Tuesday
CHS Football All-District Selections Announced
Dec. 13, 2006
2006 Seniors Honored
The Jr High wrestling team beat Inola 37-36 last night at Inola. Wrestlers winning their individual matches were Justin Brown, Jake Graham, Conner Nair, Joe Keith, Josh Pennington, Shane Douglas, and Jayce Crowder. -- 12/13/2006 Jim Riley
Downtown Festival Of Lights Continues Thru Dec. 21st
Chorus Christmas Concert & Coronation
Dec. 11, 2006
Concert Monday At MS
Misc. News: VCO Baskets / CIA Projects / Next Christmas
Dec. 12, 2006
Mystery Mail / Photo CD Deadline
Christmas Parade Well Attended Saturday
Dec. 9, 2006
Many Participated In Parade
6th-12th Grade Bands
All-City Concert

Dec. 10, 2006
Concert Sunday At CHS
5 Jr High Wrestlers Place at Oologah Tournament. -- Jr High wrestler Parker Reed made it to the finals at 94 lbs and finished 2nd place at Oologah this past weekend. Four other Cardinals finished 4th at there respective weights. They were; Conner Nair at 102 lbs, Jake Brown at 110 lbs, Joe Keith at 118 lbs, and Jayce Crowder and 142 lbs. (Coach Jim Riley email report -- 12-11-2006)
The CHS Lady Cards basketball team got a bit of TV play on Friday's 6pm Channel 6 sports showing a few clips from a 52-51 win over East Central in the loser's bracket of the "Oklahoma's Best" tournament at TU. Apparently the Collinsville ladies lost to Tahlequah Sequoyah Thursday evening? -- Ted -- 6:25pm 12-8-2006
Fifteen 1000+ visit days to so far this month 12/28/2006
The small group at left braved the 20 degree temperatures Thursday night to witness the lighting of the big tree in the Collinsville City Hall Plaza. There was hot chocolate and cookies inside City Hall along with additional Christmas Trees. These trees and many others are part of the joint effort of the City, Collinsville Downtown Inc and participating merchants for the "Festival of Lights". Voting for the favorite trees continues until Dec. 14th.
Dec. 9 Christmas Parade
Dec. 10 Band Concert
Dec 11 Chorus Concert
Dec. 12 CHS Basketball Home Opener
(See December Calendar For More Events)
Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Funeral Home
Ruby White
d. December 6, 2006

Gary Hemphill
d. December 4, 2006

The Collinsville school board voted to hold school Dec. 20th (delaying winter break 1 day) to make up for 3rd snow day (with only 2 built-in already). Any additional outages will push school's end beyond Memorial Day with make-ups. -- Ted -- 12-6-2006
"Concerned Citizen" Challenges City and Citizens to Help EMS
Dec. 7, 2006
Thank You To "Our Protectors"
City Status Reported At Chamber Meeting
Dec. 7, 2006
Terry Due Will be 2007 President
Owens & Company Fire Department 12/7 Update: For a photo and link to donate to help rebuild the collapsed Vera building: The volunteer fire department has received some assistance from the Cherokee Nation, PSO and some roofing and metal companies but request further help to restore their building which collapsed on their fire trucks and equipment last Friday Dec. 1st due to the heavy snow. A work day is planned for Saturday Dec. 9th according to Darren Hyatt. Remember Pearl Harbor -- Dec. 7th, 1941
City To Outfit New Grass Fire Rig & Design Sewer To Hwy 75
Dec. 4, 2006 (New City Clerk hired)
Smalygo & Lawrence Moved
Dec. 20th Added To School Calendar (3rd Snow Make-up)
Dec. 6, 2006
Storm & Hampton in Feb 13th Vote
Heavy Snow Caused Piggly Wiggly Building Damage
Dec. 6, 2006
Other Post-Snow Storm Photos
CHS Wrestling Started With Bristow & Sperry Tri
Dec. 5, 2006
CHS Team Photo & Schedule
Tuesday Dec. 19th: 2-6pm American Red Cross Blood Drive (at Collinsville Masonic Lodge, 1702 Broadway)
5th & 6th Grade Collinsville Boys Basketball Games
Dec. 4, 2006
Elementary Games Monday
Territorial and 1st State Capitol Was In Guthrie
Dec. 5, 2006
4th In A Centennial Series
Collinsville Schools Back In Session Tuesday Dec. 5th
School Board Dec. 4th Meet Delayed To Dec. 6th
Record Tulsa low temperatures Dec. 1st-4th: 13, 9, 14, 14 degrees
Due to the bad weather the downtown Festival of Lights tree decorating contest has been extended a week (to Dec. 14th) but the plaza ceremony Thursday 7pm (Dec. 7th) remains intact. -- Ted -- 12/5/2006
Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Funeral Home

Evelyn Leona Baltzer
(July 28, 1917 - December 2, 2006)
Services will be Wednesday, December 6, at 1:30 pm at Discover Bible Church.
I received a call Monday (Dec. 4th) from Josh Kelley identifying himself as the young man who had been struck by lightning last Wednesday (Nov 29th ~4pm) as the initial front of this huge snow storm passed through Collinsville. Josh said he was walking outside at his home (near 126th and Garnett) and has just reached out to open the door handle on his car as the lightning struck. He said his hand was burned and he ending up on the ground but remained conscious. He said it very loud and he was barely able to straighten out his right arm for at least 15 minutes after being struck. He was checked out by Collinsville EMS but was not hospitalized. -- Ted 12:25pm 12-4-2006 Saw on the TV news today the Owens Fire Department in Vera lost their fire station as the roof collapsed due to the heavy snow. Collinsville merchant Darren Hyatt (who lives in Vera) was one of those interviewed by Channel 6. -- Ted 12:30pm 12-4-2006
Has City Done Enough?
Dec. 3, 2006

Letter About Streets/Snow/Ice

Collinsville Schools Were Closed Nov. 30, Dec. 1 & Dec. 4th
School Board Filing Opens Monday Dec. 4th -- ends Dec. 6th
Kids Enjoying Snow
But Travel Mess For Most

Dec. 1-2, 2006
Snow Will Be With Us For Days
Initial Entries For 2nd "Beautiful Collinsville" Photo Contest
Dec. 4-5, 2006
More Entries Needed
Collinsville Digging Out From Snow Storm
Dec. 1, 2006
Nov. 29 & Nov. 30th Moisture
VVEC Customer Outages Kept To Minimum
Dec. 1, 2006
Major Storm Hits Their 5 Counties
Pre-Statehood Cherokee
Nation (& Land Transfers)

Nov. 26, 2006
3rd In A Centennial Series
Centennial Kickoff
Activities At Library

Nov. 16, 2006
Statehood 99th Anniversary
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