Archived May 2006 NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... call Ted Wright (918) 371-1901 or send email to
Check back for June 1st Chamber of Commerce meeting coverage Check back for updates to Library pages ... gala & mystery dinner have been cancelled Check back for June 5th School Board agenda
Misc News: Pool Still Empty
/ Sports Camps

May 31, 2006
Cemetery Flower Pick Up Reminder
If you have any interesting photos from Memorial Day weekend you would like to share (fishing, water skiing, ... etc) please email to
(Hard to believe no one took an interesting photo?)
Most of my time the past week has been spent searching my photo archives for requested photos for: Ashley Jones, Brad Aguillard, Jake Hamlin, Clint Swango, Hillary Brown, Jerry Harker, Kacy Keith, Kelli Dunagan, Kelsey Cartwright, Kelsi Miller, Lance Kite and Rebyl Richardson. I'm in the process today of trying to let them know their photo CDs are completed. If you have email or phone contact you might pass on the word for me?
-- Thanks, Ted -- 1:30pm Wednesday 5/31/2006
9th Annual CEF Golf
Scramble June 8th

Support Collinsville Education
Due to the Memorial Day Holiday, Monday's city trash pickups will move to Tuesday May 30th
Josh Walker Named
To All-State Baseball Team

May 25, 2006

Other Cardinals Are All-Conference
D.A.R.E. Paintball Party
May 26, 2006

Youth Treated by Police Dept.
My apologies for anyone expecting to swim this weekend ... based on the faulty info I had from the City (about a month ago) below:
(I just checked the pool May 27th at 3pm and it is locked up with not a drop of water in the pool or any sign posted for explanation -- Ted)
Swimming Pool at City Park set to open Saturday ... for Memorial Day weekend & summer
The CHS Class of 1956 will celebrate their 50th Anniversary Reunion June 9th.
Blood Drive at Masonic Lodge June 6th 2-6pm
First Baptist Church
Street Fest / Block Party

May 24, 2006

Skate Church, Bands, Food
Middle School Students
Celebrate End Of School

May 24, 2006

Dodgeball, Band, Food
Preliminary July 2006 event calendar is online ... any events to add/correct?
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
Plumbing Portion Of
Alcorn's Business For Sale

May 23, 2006

Trucks, Equipment, Customer Base
Crimson Cadets Have
Busy Weekend In Kansas City

May 19-21, 2006

Year End Trip For Band Students
10 & Under Cardinals
Win Rogers County Tourney

May 22, 2006

Ranked #1 Team
Turnbull Selected For Summer Health Careers Program
May 22, 2006

8 Week Mini-Block Courses At OU
Learn more about upcoming Main Street changes and good business practices: Tues 6:15pm at City Hall (May 23rd)
Last Day Of School Thursday May 25th
CHS Undergraduate
Awards Announced

May 22, 2006

Last Days Of School
Plenty of fun things for the kids to do at the June 10th Hog 'N' Hot Rods car & bike show in Collinsville (see some of the toys planned)
Round Up Club
Shodeo Saturday

May 20, 2006

Youth Horseback Activities
CHS Spring Sports
Banquet Held May 18th

May 21, 2006

Rural Electric Cooperative
Votes To Self Regulate Again

May 19, 2006

VVEC Member Votes Tabulated
Girl Scout Garage Sale (for Animal Shelter) 9-5 at Veterans Building Sat. May 20th
The flags on Main Street Saturday May 20th were in honor of "Armed Forces Day"
More Wilson Elem.
Track Events

May 18, 2006

End Of School Year Nears
Misc. News: Girl Scouts / Library Commission Here
May 19, 2006

VCO To Show Documentary Film
Wilson Elementary
Track Events

May 16, 2006

+CHS State Track Results
CHS Class of 2006

May 16th Commencement
At Claremore Expo Tuesday Night
Misc. News: VCO Meet / Garden Club / Plants / State Baseball
May 6-15, 2006

Farmer's Market To Plaza
~$700,000 In Awards Announced
At CHS Senior Awards Assembly

May 15, 2006

Senior Picnic Followed / Additional Award
Collinsville Round Up Club
Royalty Competition

May 13, 2006

Will Represent Club for 2006-07
Baccalaureate Services Sunday At CHS
May 14, 2006

Commencement Is Tuesday
Monday May 15, 2006 -- Medicare Drug Enrollment Deadline (else wait til November)
Kelsey Hewlett Recognized
By State Education Dept.

May 11, 2006
Attended April 19th Awards
Spring Band Concert
At CHS Thursday

May 11, 2006

Sixth-Seventh-HS Bands
Dog & Cat Fees
On The Agenda

May 12, 2006
City Meet Monday May 15th
Kayla Burchett Memorial
Softball Tournament

May 12, 2006
Games Started Friday
Dairy Capitol 4-H Club will be holding a fundraiser called Treemendous. For every dollar we recieve, the donator will recieve a Loblolly Pine tree. These trees grow very fast. We will be located at the Atwoods on German Corner, and at The Oasis on Main Street. It will be held between 10:00 AM - 2:00 PM on Saturday, May 13.
I wanted to acknowledge Thursday as the 107th anniversary of the first newspaper printed in Collinsville by my great-grandfather (W.L. Wright) on May 11, 1899. -- Ted (May 11. 2006)
Clint Swango To Wrestle
For Appalachian State

May 10, 2006
North Carolina University
Jessica Keith To
Play Volleyball At NOC

May 10, 2006
Will Join Other CHS Grads
Individual Web Pages
For 2006 CHS Grads

May 12, 2006
Updates Continue
Local Electric Cooperative Members Can Replace
"Dual Regulation"

April 19, 2006
VVEC Member Ballots Due By May 18
School Board May Meeting
At Middle School

May 8, 2006
Band Uniform Design Approved
CHS Senior Luau
May 10, 2006
Pre-Graduation Celebration

Collinsville Youth Football signups will be May 10th from 5pm till 7pm at the high school commons area and once again on May 13th from 9am till 11:30am also at the CHS commons. Please bring a COPY "not original" of birth certificate. Fees will be $55.00. This will be for anyone who is in the 1st through 6th grade wanting to play tackle football. Any questions contact Ronn Badertscher (Collinsville Youth Football president) at 698-1707 or e-mail @ -- [times adjusted -- Ted 5/1]

CHS Baseball Season Ends / 1 Regional Win & 2 Losses
May 7, 2006
Rain Moved Games


Color Guard Clinics
4-5:30pm at Bandroom
(Be A Member of the Collinsville Crimson Cadet Band)
Monday May 15, Wed. May 17, Thurs. May 18, Monday May 22, Wed. May 24 ... come to all or just a few
Misc. News (May 5th): Round Up Club Royalty / Animal Shelter Drawing / Hogs Volunteers / Youth Baseball Link
May 5, 2006
CHS Band Banquet
And Awards

May 4, 2006
New Uniforms On Display
Services for Justin Todd Saturday May 6th, 10am at the Faith Assembly (Fellowship)
Friday May 5th: All-You-Can-Eat BBQ (at CHS with proceeds to Tri-County Fair and Livestock Show)
Volunteers are needed to help with the June 10th Hog 'N' Hotrods. Several volunteers met May 4th at the American Bank Community Room. The 2006 T-shirt designs were released this week with samples on the linked pages.  
Cherokee Hog Fry
May 13th In Sperry
May 4, 2006
Buel Anglen's 4th Annual

Collinsville Chamber of Commerce
Learns About Insurance Department
May 4, 2006
Monthly Meeting At Library
CHS baseball playing at Poteau at 1:30pm (Friday May 5th)
Rain has cancelled the regional baseball game Thursday (and possible other post season sports?) ... will let you know when rescheduled -- Ted 11:45am Thursday 5/4/2006

Regional Baseball:
#4 Collinsville travels to Sallisaw to play Broken Bow at Noon Thursday (May 4th). Sallisaw and Poteau fill out that bracket. #2 Berryhill and #3 Oologah both host regionals also. Byng was ranked #1 (4A HS baseball) in the 4/26/2006 Tulsa World. [Time changed from 3:30] 5/3
Dr. Susan Babbitt Honored
By Library System

May 2, 2006
Community Service Recognized
Chorus Concert
& Coronation
May 2, 2006
Kali York Crowned Queen
Masonic Lodge
Recognitions Sunday

April 30, 2006
Students, Teachers
50 Year Masons
2006 Seniors Recognized
By Nifty Fifties Alumni

May 01, 2006
11 Different Subject Areas
21,527 visits to in April Reminder: I've only been paid for 3 of 8 individual photo CDs delivered April 3rd. -- Ted -- May 2nd

Regional Track Results:

Collinsville girls track finishes 3rd at Regionals

9 qualifiers for the State Meet

Seminole 119 points
OKC Douglass 114 points
Collinsville 90 points

Shot - Katie Pelletier 2nd
Discus - Katie Pelletier 2nd, Addie Upky 3rd
High Jump - Kaycee Donelson 4th
800 m run - Kylie Pelizzoni 2nd - Hillary Conyers 5th
1600m run - Hillary Conyers 5th
3200m run - Alex Atkinson 5th, Kelsey Holeman 6th
100m hurdles - Amanda Bolien 2nd
300m hurdles - Amanda Bolien 4th, Kelsi West 6th
800m relay - Amanda Bolien, Jordan Perkins, Jessica Dyer, Mariah McElroy 5th
1600m relay - Jessica Dyer, Jordan Perkins, Kylie Pelizzoni, Hillary Conyers 2nd
3200m relay - Kylie Pelizzoni, Jessica Dyer, Alex Atkinson, Hillary Conyers 2nd
The group discussing ways of staying healthy and nutrition has decided to meet in the evening on Wednesdays instead of at we will have a meeting this Wednesday, May 3rd at 7:00 pm in the Collinsville Library Meeting room. This is a very interesting group and all are invited to join us. -- Susan Babbitt 5/2/2006
"Organization" page updated for
Baptist Church link -- Ted 5/2
I've uploaded the initial version of the 2006 grad pages now. -- Ted 1:30am Monday May 1st
9th Grade Pre-enrollment
The High School counselors will be at the Middle School Commons on May 1st and 2nd at 7:00 pm. The students will be enrolled into the 9th grade at this time. They will also be given important information on recent graduation changes. The counselors will be available at this time to answer your questions and to walk you through the enrollment process. Parents are encouraged to attend. -- High School Counselors: Linda Blunt 371-6211 & Ginger Limbocker 371-5054
City Commission Met Monday May 1st
May 01, 2006
Many Fees "Amended": ... cemetery space fees, ... fees relating to dog licenses & boarding, ... permit fees for excavation of streets, ... City Ambulance Service fees, ... occupational tax for retail package stores, ... building permit and inspection fees, ... planning and zoning fees.
(Pages are now finished -- Ted 5/20/2006)
Almost Last Call
... the initial (unfinished) version of the 2006 CHS graduate pages are now available for viewing on as of Monday morning (May 1st) ... I will continue to update the ads and student photos until just after graduation ... You can still submit a favorite photo (or two) via email to Ted Wright or leave with Mrs. Bowman at CHS for scan/return. You can also contact me for an ad on these pages which will be viewed for years. -- Ted Wright -- May 1st
Library Summer
Activities Announced

April 26, 2006
Kids Reading / Theater / Gala
Collinsville Youth Baseball games by Herald every Monday, Tues, and Thurs. from 6:00pm to 10:00pm.
New "Beautiful Collinsville"
Photo Entries
April 15, 2006
June 10th: Nifty Fifties Reunion will be at the C'ville Middle School Cafeteria. The Tour of Collinsville (by bus) will begin at 2:30, the reception at 4:30, and then the banquet at 6:30.
Link to Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Funeral Home
Have a nice looking yard? ... or know someone who does? ... nominate them to the Garden Club

Click for May and June 2006 Calendars
CHS Senior Spotlight
Kraig Chambers

The first meeting of a new health group was held at 1:00 P.M on Wednesday, April 5, 2006 in the Collinsville Library. The group will research and discuss all aspects of health. For more information call the Collinsville Library at 596-2840.

They met again 7pm May 3rd.


2006 CHS
Individual Senior Pages
Are Online at

Archived News on
Call or email me if you would like a top banner ad on ($240/year or $140/6 mo or $25/mo). -- Ted
Blood Drive at Masonic Lodge
June 6th 2-6pm
27,510 visits to during March 2006
Sunday: Mother's Day & CHS Baccalaureate: May 14th -- 2pm CHS Gymnasium
Tuesday: CHS Graduation: May 16th -- 7:30pm at Claremore Expo
Once again graduation is almost here. The doors to the Claremore Expo Center will open at 6:30 pm on Tuesday the 16th. There will be no saving of seats allowed prior to this time. Thank you. Cory A. Slagle, Principal
Wednesday May 24th (5-9pm) Street Fest / Block Party (at 14th and Center Street). Skate Church is coming ... 3 bands ... free food & games. Contact Tony at the First Baptist Church for more information (371-2526).
The school will have activities also earlier during school times.
Thursday, May 25 (6-8 pm) Eastside Baptist Church will be conducting a children's event to kick off the summer complete with water games, inflatables, homemade ice cream, and watermelon this Thursday at their campus at 14211 N 137th E. Ave (or Hwy. 169 and 136th exit) in Collinsville. The event is for children ages K-5th grade and their parents. Contact Kerry at 371-3951 or
Photo Prices Ordering
Photos & Research
Call or email me if you would like to be a page sponsor (20 news pages $120) -- Ted  
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