August 2007 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... call Ted Wright (918) 371-1901 or send email to
CHS Football Cardinals
Drop Opening Game

August 31, 2007
Traded Turnovers With Mannford
Labor Day Holiday Monday Sept. 3rd
The CHS Softball varsity team beat Glenpool 1-0 and the JV won 2-0 Aug. 30th.-- (per Carolyn Jensen)
Note: There is apparently some mis-information out in some other media .... but there will be no parade and no plaza dedication in Collinsville Sept. 1st (that has been postponed). The CHS Homecoming parade is next Friday Sept. 7th. -- Ted I have unconfirmed information that Brittany Rammage (a 2007 CHS grad) was killed in a car wreck Wednesday Aug. 29th. Apparently she went off of Hwy 169 onto 106th St. and the car landed upside down. -- Ted (8/30/2007) From 8/31/2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Brittany LeAnne Rammage, 18, student, died Wednesday. Service 2 p.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church, Owasso. Mowery, Owasso.
Misc. News: Dixon Benefit Car Wash & Auction / Streetscape Rebid / CHS EOI Scores / Downtown Inc Director Search
August 29, 2007
Paper Recyclers Won $1000 For Library
CHS Softball & Volleyball Sampler
August 28, 2007
Partial Coverage
CHS Football at Mannford
(Friday Aug 31)
Homecoming Here Sept. 7th
Cardinal Football Teams & Cheerleaders Introduced
August 28, 2007
Mighty Mites thru High School
Misc. News: 3rd Grade Softball / Labor Day Trash / Volleyball Update
August 28, 2007
Youth Football Results
City Will Accept Bids For Two Houses North Of City Hall
August 29, 2007
Bids Due By Sept. 17 / For Removal
Misc. News: Library Quilt / Thanks Teachers / Broadway
August 27, 2007
4th Grade Football -vs- Pryor
CCC Band Unveiled Their 2007 (Eclipse) Program For Parents
August 27, 2007
And Band Group / Seniors Photos
Five Pages of
Tri-County Fair Photos

Augst 23-26, 2007
62nd Annual
8th Grade Volleyball
Team Photo

August 23, 2007
A Few Skiatook Game Photos
CHS Softball Loss To Adair
August 23, 2007
Partial Coverage Here Thursday
7th Grade Volleyball
Team Photo

August 23, 2007
And Win Over Skiatook
Fair Feedback
Let me know what you thought of the Fair -- Ted

(Fair Schedule)
Per 8/24 Tulsa World: CHS varsity volleyball lost to Skiatook Aug. 23rd
CHS Football in 3 way scrimmage with Foyil and Nowata (at Nowata) Thursday (Aug. 23)
CHS & CMS Cheerleaders
At UCA Camp At TU

August 22, 2007
Earlier This Summer

Chamber of Commerce web site has been revised:
CHS Volleyball Tri
With Cleveland & Okay

August 20, 2007
Lady Cards & Okay Evenly Matched
Email from Coach Harrell indicates the Volleyball Lady Cards had their hands full with 6A Bartlesville Tuesday. All teams (7th thru varsity) will be playing Skiatook here Thursday 8/23. -- Ted -- Wed. 8/22
(CHS Softball here Thursday also -vs- Adair)
Misc. News: Fashion Show / Schubert Recital / Petpalooza
August 22, 2007
Polycart Turn Around / Book Sale
Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Funeral Home: Juanita Fisher-Parks
(March 7, 1927 - August 21, 2007) Visitation: Thursday, August 23, 2007 from 9am - 8pm at Collinsville Funeral Home. Funeral Service: 10am Friday, August 24, 2007 at Collinsville Funeral Home Chapel.
Misc News: Fair Parade / Meet Cards / Indian Ed Info / Youth Football
August 21, 2007
Fall Baseball / Homecoming Parade
PetPalooza planning meeting Wednesday Aug. 22nd at 4:15 in the Library meeting room ... to help complete the new Collinsville Animal Shelter.
From Tuesday August 21, 2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- J. Gladys Dixon, 76, AT&T communication supervisor, died Monday. Services pending. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.

Collinsville -- Linda Gail Young, 56, homemaker, died Sunday. Memorial service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Osage Oaks Church of God, Sperry. Adams-Crest Cremation, Tulsa.

Late Breaking News: There will be carnival rides in Collinsville this week for the Tri-County Fair. All Seasons Amusements will be bringing their thrill rides, slides, fun house, funnel cakes, etc. to Collinsville. Monday (Aug. 20): City Commission approved street closing for carnival. 10th Street (south of Main) will be closed starting noon Tuesday (thru Sunday). -- Ted

Collinsville Tri-County Fair Starts Thursday Aug 23rd (Schedule)
CHS Football Team Photos
August 20, 2007
2007 Cheer, Trainers & Coaches
Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Funeral Home: Mark Layton Henry (December 9, 1952 - August 18, 2007) Funeral Service will be 2pm Tuesday, August 21 at Miracles of Faith Church From the Sunday 8/19/2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Jonathan Brian Joseph, 49, died Friday. Services pending. Collinsville Funeral Home.
From the Sunday 8/19/2007 Tulsa World: Vivian Scholtz Godfrey, 102, passed away Wednesday, August 15, 2007. She was a native of Collinsville, born on May 20, 1905.
From the Sunday 8/19/2007 Tulsa World: Marcella May Colpitt, passed away Thursday, August 16, 2007 in Broken Arrow. She was born April 24, 1914 in Collinsville, to John H. and Lelah May Middleton.
City Commission Agenda
for Monday Aug. 20th

August 18, 2007
No Major Topics Except Consent Agendas
Collinsville Round Up Club Annual Rodeo
August 17-18, 2007
Photos from Saturday Night
Misc. News: Schultheiss Twins Sign / Phelps Plans / Star Vote
August 17-18, 2007
Recycling Deadline / Car Accident
8-Team Collinsville
Softball Festival

August 17-18, 2007
Photos from Meeker Game
CHS Softball Win
Over Oologah

August 16, 2007
Cards JV Leading
4-Team Football
Scrimmage Here

August 17, 2007
9th-JV-Varsity: Dewey, OK Union, Verdigris
Misc. News: Flood Plain Map Review / Scout Signups
August 16, 2007
Elementary Open House
CHS Summer Band
Wraps Up On Slide

August 14, 2007
Boosters Need Your Help
The 2007 Volleyball season kicked off last night at Charles Page High School. The 9th grade and Junior Varsity both won their matches. The Varsity fell to the Lady Sandites three games to one in a best of five game match. The Lady Cards won the first game and then fell in the next three contests. The next game is a home game (Aug 20) versus the Cleveland Lady Tigers with the J.V. starting at 4:00 pm and the Varsity following. GO CARDS! -- Mr. Slagle (8/15/2007)
School Started Aug. 16th
Collinsville Rodeo Aug. 17-18
Fair's Little Miss/Mr. Aug. 18th
CHS Softball Team Photo & Win Over Cleveland
August 14, 2007
2007 Softball Schedules
New ECC & Herald Almost
Ready For Students

August 13, 2007
Bus Loop Changes
Chamber's Teacher Appreciation Breakfast
August 14, 2007
Kick Off For 2007-2008 School Year
Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Funeral Home: Billie June Shoup Eleves
(December 9, 1950 - August 9, 2007) Service Monday, August 13, 2007 10am at Rejoice Church 13413 E 106th St. N, Owasso.
Busy week on Calendar ... school starts, Collinsville rodeo, softball, football scrimmage, Little Miss, ...
Some "Old" Golf Coverage
August 11, 2007
1977 US Open & 1934 Collinsville
Misc. News: CHS Football & Softball Practice / School Zones/ Water Leak
August 8-9, 2007
Lost Highway At Fair Aug. 24th
23 New Collinsville
Teachers Reported

August 10, 2007
Classes Start Next Week
2007 CHS Volleyball
Team Photos

August 10, 2007
2007 Volleyball Schedules
From the Aug. 9th, 2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Travis Dean Bacon, 35, construction contractor, died Wednesday. Services pending. Reynolds. Bristow -- Judy A. Shelton, 63, died Wednesday. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Glorious Fellowship Church, Collinsville. Sien-Shelton, Skiatook.
Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Funeral Home: Douglass H. Faller
(July 24, 1946 - August 5, 2007) Services will be 2pm. Thursday, Aug. 9th at the Collinsville Funeral Home Chapel
Richard Hobson Williams (January 8, 1925 - August 7, 2007) Visitation: 9-noon, Friday, August 10, 2007, Collinsville Funeral Home. Funeral Service: 2pm Friday, August 10, 2007, Collinsville Funeral Home Chapel.
Misc. News: Broadway Bridge / Water Tower Leak / CHS 1977
August 7, 2007
Jonathon Woods To Muskogee
Young Cheerleaders Learn
Form CHS Cheerleaders

August 7-8-9, 2007
Annual Cheer Camp At CHS
Collinsville school lunch prices were increased (for the first time since 2001 and for only the 2nd time in 22 years) at the 8/6/2007 School Board meet. No changes to K-8th breakfast (still $1) or low-income meals. K-5 Elementary lunch now $1.75 (was $1.50). Secondary lunch now $2 (was $1.75). Adult lunch now $2.75 (was $2.50). These prices include one milk. An extra milk was increased to 30 cents (was 25 cents). The increase was made as the CNP program was starting to run in the red. The new prices are still similar or lower than most neighboring schools. Pat Herald mentioned that dairy product prices alone were up 35% in just the past year. -- Ted 10:25pm August 6th, 2007 [8/7 Update: Adult breakfast $1.50; Guest Breakfast $3; Guest Lunch $4.25]
-- More results from Monday's school board meeting.& Updated City Commission results
From the Monday August 6, 2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Paul Edward Swarer, 48, died Saturday. Visitation 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Tuesday, Reynolds Funeral Service, and memorial service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Community Church. Misc. News: Guest Signs With Pratt / Band Boosters
August 6, 2007
Cole Butler For Rogers Co. Sheriff
Collinsville School Enrollment: (see "Events" page for times) Monday Aug 6:
12th Grade
11th Grade

Tuesday Aug 7:
10th Grade
9th Grade
New Students: 6th-7th-8th Grade

Wednesday Aug 8:
New Students: Pre-K thru 5th & 9th thru 12th
Thursday Aug 9:
8th grade
7th grade
6th grade
Classes Begin Thursday August 16
I have individual photo CDs that need to be picked up for: Donelson, Sullivan, & Flynn. -- Ted Wright 8/28/2007 I have prints to be picked up for Gill, Nair, Morgans, & Quinton. -- Ted 8/14 CHS 1967 reunion prints are completed. -- Ted 8/14
(Selective) Sales Tax Holiday: Aug 3-4-5 (list of items) City Commission: $147,424 RCB Loan / Regional 911 Board
August 6, 2007
Preliminary Honeywell Presentation
Rep. Sears Reports On Road Improvements Funding
August 3, 2007
Oklahoma Roads
School Board Agenda For Aug 6th
August 6, 2007
Cafeteria Prices Increased
St. John To Build Housing
For Elderly Here

August 2, 2007
41 Apartments On Francis Streitel North Campus
Crime Commission Info Presented To Chamber
August 2, 2007
Officer Scott Walton & Carol Bush

From the 8/1/2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Kris Alexander Simmons, 26, car salesman, died Monday. Services pending. Reynolds.
[8/1/2007 reports a murder]

Misc News: Nitro-Man At Library / Fair Entry Forms / Visits
August 1, 2007
Collinsville Rodeo Aug. 17-18
Tulsa has a long history of getting someone else to pay it's bills. Several years ago, I recall one bond issue, what they titled "Tulsa City/County Bond Issue". It included widening of intersections (Tulsa), build new fire stations (Tulsa), etc. The only county project was a new bridge over Mingo Creek on N Mingo Road. Not a really busy bridge. For this endeavor everyone in Tulsa Co had to pay. During a recent hearing, questions were heard about the terrible condition of Tulsa city streets. A city counselor replied "We'll develop the river project, it'll attract new business, then we'll have revenue to fix the streets". I don't think so. When in doubt, cast it out. Vote NO! -- J. Dixon (8/8/2007)
No to river tax. If development is so vital to Tulsa then PRIVATE money can fund it and free enterprise will flourish. -- Tim Nelson 8/1/2007 There will be a Tulsa county-wide vote Oct. 9th on sales tax use for Arkansas River Development as Tulsa County Commersioners voted August 1st to proceed with the plan.
County Tax For Tulsa River Development? Absolutely not! Seems like a no-brainer to me. Collinsville should not be taxed to pay for something in Tulsa that will benefit so few when there are so many local needs of higher priority and potential payback. -- Ted Wright 8/1/2007 I hate to say this, but I am against supporting something that will not help Collinsville in my opinion. I think Collinsville has many things that need to be fixed or replaced that would benefit us better. (example: the city swimming pool)
Tulsa should support its on endeavors and not make the surrounding towns support their causes. We have already lost a long standing fixture in the Tulsa community when Bell's was forced out of business. Again I say vote NO! -- Dana Howard 7/28/2007
The only river tax I`d support would be a CANEY River development tax. -- Rick Clark 8/1/2007 A Tulsa World/KTUL TV poll of 500 from Tulsa County showed only 39% would support the proposed Tulsa river development. (with 51% opposed) -- Ted 8/1/2007
CHS Activities Underway With Two New Coaches
July 31, 2007
Classes Start August 16th
2007 Tri-County Fair
Plans Announced

& Livestock Show
Aug. 23-24-25-26
Rest of July 2007 news archived July 31st 57,111 visits to during July 2007 (per Webalizer)
1842 average visits per day
17,451 visits to during July 2007 (per Awstats)
693 average visits per day photos are for sale (Photo Policy) 4x6 prints $2, 8x10 prints $5, or CD by sport/individual ($25-$35)

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