Dec. 2007 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... call Ted Wright (918) 371-1901 or send email to
Tex and Carrie Bayouth 50th Anniversary
in 12-30-2007 Tulsa World
CHS Baseball Diamond Banquet Jan. 12th
(7pm at CHS) George Frazier (Colorado Rockies) & Chris Lincoln (TV 8)
-- RSVP with Tracy 371-0216
Home Near 19th & Main
Damaged By Fire

Dec. 29-30, 2007
And Misc: Water Cannon & View
Rogers County Commissioner Mike Helm will be the speaker at the Jan. 3rd Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting. The Chamber's annual banquet will be held Jan 26th with Rep. Earl Sears speaking.
Happy New Year From The Rock Gym
NEW MEMBER SPECIAL: We want to help out with your New Year's resolutions to get in shape. Anyone who joins by Jan. 5th gets their gym membership for January for $20.08 (get it...2008 : )
More Rock Gym Info
Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Funeral Home: Mitchell Frank Maltsberger (February 1, 1992 - December 28, 2007). Oologah HS student died in skiing accident according to Oologah Lake Leader.
Ted, I just wanted to let you know (if someone hasn't notified you yet) that Cheryl McColley passed away last night (Friday). She lived her entire life in Collinsville and had a huge impact and devotion to Collinsville Youth Soccer. Funeral services are being arranged through Collinsville Funeral Home. Thank you, Julie Beeson (Cheryl's sister-in-law) -- Saturday 12-29-2007
[Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, January 2, 2008 at the First Assembly of God Church in Collinsville. Interment will follow at the Wann Cemetery.]
Note: I attempted to send the photos to the Planetary employee email address supplied via phone today but it failed. Please email with the correct address. -- Ted -- Saturday 12-29-2007 2:40pm
Home Representative Club December Meeting
Dec. 29, 2007
Donations To Heifer International
Misc. News: Brush Removal / Dogs Need Home / VVEC Poles
Dec. 28, 2007
2008 CHS Senior Pages In Progress
Looking Back At
Collinsville's 2007

Dec. 27, 2007
A Sampling of 2007 Photo Pages
Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Funeral Home: Earl Henry McDoulett (January 29, 1940 - December 24, 2007) Services 2pm Friday at First Baptist Church.
From 12-27-2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- John R. "Randy" Brooke, 63, retired United Airlines maintenance supervisor, died Tuesday. Service 10am Friday, Mowery (Owasso).
There was a special session of the Collinsville City Commission Wed. (Dec. 26th) at 6pm with the following agenda topics:
* Discussion and possible action on funding for ice storm damages.
* Discussion and possible action on Downtown Streetscape Project.
* Executive Session Discussion of: -- Jack Garrett Lease. -- Collinsville Livestock Exchange. -- City Clerk/Treasurer position.
(I just received the agenda 12/26 which was apparently posted 12/21) -- Ted 12/26/2007 3:30pm
With unbudgeted expenses related to the ice storm mounting, the municipal trustees authorized the City Manager to negotiate with local banks for a line of credit up to $1.5 million to pay the potential bills. 75% FEMA reimbursements and 12.5% state reimbursements are expected to eventually cover the majority of those expenses but will likely not be available to the city as the bills come due. The city's total expenses are unknown at this point and reimbursements will require extensive documentation. City crews continuing the post-storm cleanup will have their role in the Main Street streetscape project (which was to start Dcc. 17th, 2007) delayed. That delay has Vision 2025 and ODOT funds for the project at risk as deadlines had previously been extended. The commissioners tabled action on signing the contract for the streetscape effort until the funding can be verified. I did not stay for any potential post executive session discussions or actions. -- Ted Wright 11:30pm Wednesday 12-26-2007 {Note: the last city yearly budget was for $1.9 million}
Collinsville's "newest" fire truck arrived from Tulsa 2:30pm Wed. Dec. 26, 2007. It had been engine #3 at 6th & N. Utica.
From the 12-25-2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Carolyn Elaine Davis, 54, retired retail cashier, died Friday (Dec. 21, 2007). Services pending. [Collinsville Funeral Home: Visitation: Friday, December 28, 2007 from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Funeral Mass: 10:30 a.m. Saturday, December 29, 2007, St Therese Catholic Church followed by burial at Ridgelawn]
Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Funeral Home: Loueva E Williams
(July 31, 1928 - December 22, 2007) Services 10am. Dec. 27th
Misc. News: Kevin Phillips All-State / RCB Christmas Stocking / Sullivan Ice Storm Recovery
Dec. 24, 2007
Channel 2 Weather Show To Collinsville in March
[Sunny Sunday has cleared all but the shaded slick spots -- Ted 1pm Sunday Dec. 23, 2007]
Saturday Hazardous travel
-- a light snow on top of a thin layer of sleet has the roads and sidewalks very slick Saturday night. Temperatures are in the 20s and the stiff wind creates a wind chill in the low teens.-- Ted 7pm Dec. 22, 2007
Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Funeral Home: William Edward Tally (February 19, 1928 - December 20, 2007) Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Funeral Home: Zoe Ann Coble (November 11, 1941 - December 21, 2007)
Bank of the Lakes will close at noon Monday 12/24 and be closed all day the 25th. Suspect other banks have similar schedule. -- Ted -- Sat. 12/22 (Rain but no snow so far at noon) [Rain/sleet mix at 3:30pm Sat]
Have word today that Herb Weaver was treated and released but his wife Karen remains hospitalized and will be under going some surgeries in the next few days. This after a vehicle accident on Wednesday evening. -- Ted 2:15pm Fri 12-21-2007
3rd Grade Basketball
-vs- Oologah

Dec. 20, 2007
Games at Herald Elementary
Grass Fire Behind
CHS Baseball Field

Dec. 19, 2007
Fence Removal Sparked Fire Wednesday

The utility crews from Dallas (Planetery Utilities Inc.) were gathering up their trucks and equipment preparing to head home after their 12 day stay helping Collinsville, OK recover from the Dec. 9-10 ice storm. Some gathered for a symbolic pole climbing before departing. City Manager Pam Polk said there were still about 15 city customers without power but each of those required some type of repair that was still pending. -- Ted -- Friday Dec. 21, 2007 12:45pm
(Sallisaw & Stilwell crews left Thursday)
From 12-21-2007 Tulsa World: Jessie Eugene (Gene) Daniels, 91, of Collinsville, OK, formerly of Bixby, OK. Born April 3, 1916, departed this world on December 19, 2007. Retired from Rockwell International where he worked on the space shuttle and Apollo. ... Pins Propel Cardinals Wrestlers To Big Win Over Barnsdall Dec. 20th
Josh Pennington, Michael Pitts, Dalton Salisbury and Trey Rogers all recorded falls to help propel Collinsville to a 36-33 win over the Class 2A 4th ranked Barnsdall Panthers. Both Pennington and Pitts where behind in the match score when they got their pins. Perhaps the biggest win of the night came at 215 lbs where Matt West won a 8-4 dec over Barnsdall's Drew Swan. Heading into the match the Cardinals trailed 33-27. A Cardinal loss would have sealed the match for Barnsdall. West used 3 takedowns and pair of escapes to get the win and move the score to 33-30. Allowing Rogers pin at Hwt to secure the win for Collinsville 36-33. Parker Reed got a forfeit at 119 labs and Josh Loftin won a 8-1 dec.
Jr High Wresters beat Barnsdall 45-15
Winners for the Jr High were Dylan Helm, Levi McHenry, Jacob Barton, Conner Nair, Newt Salisbury, Joe Keith, Shane Douglas, Tyler Taber, and Jacob Smith.
-- submitted by Coach Riley (12-21-2007)
I have a report that Herb Weaver and his wife Karen were seriously injured in an vehicle accident Wednesday Dec. 19th but have no further details. -- Ted -- 12/20/2007 Day 12: From VVEC's web status at 8:30pm Thursday Dec. 20th: Total VVEC (5-county) outages less than 1,000. Co-op hopes to have power restored by Dec. 23, 2007 -- [Collinsville – Remaining members should be on by the end of Friday, December 21, P.M.] CHS Basketball Split
With Glenpool

Dec. 18, 2007
Final 2007 Home Game
Herald Elementary Christmas Program
Dec. 18, 2007
Students and Faculty Donated To Needy
The Red Cross shelter closed at the Collinsville First Baptist Church Monday Dec. 17th (taking the 3 remaining "residents" to a motel). The shelter had served 69 folks one day early in the ice storm aftermath. Pastor Tim Prock said the Baptist chainsaw group had already helped 48 elderly or handicap folks before today and would likely be here through Saturday. -- Ted -- 4:30pm Thursday Dec. 20th
Alternative way to report your ice storm damage: Mayor Stan Sallee said the city electrical outages were down to about 25 this morning. -- Ted -- Thursday 12-20-2007 (Day 12) From 12-20-2007 Tulsa World:
Collinsville -- Carmen E. Clapsaddle, 91, retired registered nurse, died Monday. Services pending. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.

Collinsville-- Imogene Louise Davis, 79, retired from Siesmographic Services, died Tuesday. Memorial service 11 a.m. Friday, Collinsville Middle School.

CHS Wrestling Wins Over Inola
Dec. 17, 2007
JrHi & Varsity Victories
Misc. News: Just A Few Local Electrical Customers Still Without Power (Day 11)
Dec. 19, 2007
Gingerbread / 3rd Grade BB / 4th Grade Cheer
The CHS Basketball Girls beat Glenpool 45-43 with Glenpool missing a shot at the buzzer. The CHS Boys lost an overtime thriller to Glenpool who made a shot at the buzzer 45-46. (Photos later -- Ted 10:50pm Tuesday 12-18-2007) The CHS Chorus & Band Concerts cancelled last week will not be rescheduled. The 6th grade band will be added to the February CHS spring concert. The drawing for the band booster's lamp pole also moves to the Feb. concert. I still have several stories in progress ... check back later -- Ted 6pm Wednesday (school is out for winter break) ... don't forget to recycle ... don't forget to shop in Collinsville
Another delay (Dec. 18th) ... I've taken photos at Herald Elementary's Christmas program this afternoon, plan a few hours dragging tree limbs while it is so pleasant outside, then will be at basketball game tonight ... so it will likely be Wednesday before I get any of them online. -- Ted (Tuesday 3:35pm Dec. 18th) Starting to sound like business as usual instead of storm coverage but I know there are still some in difficult situations. Insurance / Presidential / FEMA Declarations
Dec. 18, 2007
Collinsville Ice Storm Aftermath (Day 10)
Collinsville Ice Storm Day 9:
City Electrical Outages Down To ~200

Dec. 17, 2007
VVEC Press Releases / Brush & Tree Removal Site Approved
To Report Ice Storm Losses For Oklahoma Assessment:
(866) 560-7584
Collinsville Ice Storm Day 8:
Sun Shining & Chain Saws Buzzing

Dec. 16, 2007
Temperatures Well Above Freezing / Methodist Held Services At Baptist Church
To Request Chainsaw Assist: 371-2526
Collinsville Ice Storm Day 7:
Ice Replaced By Light Snow

Dec. 15, 2007
Roads Clear / Temperatures in 20's
City Commission Agenda
For Monday Dec. 17th

Dec. 15, 2007
Formalize Dec. 11th Election Results
Day 7: Light rain overnight turned to snow Saturday morning (previous ice had all melted). Power restoration work continues. -- Ted -- Sat Dec 15th 11:15am [4:15 Sat: snow seems to have stopped with very little accumulation] Oklahoma Ice Storm (Dec 2007): Report all losses and let the experts make the determination. Some examples are lost time at work, food losses, generators, house and vehicle damage, contractor's fees, and any other personal losses. Please make the call to (866) 560-7584 The Oklahoma Damage Assessment Hotline for FEMA. Every resident needs to call this number and report all damages. Keep all receipts of expenses, take photos, and keep an itemized list of all out-of-pocket expenses. The line may be busy for some time but keep trying until you get through, It is imperative to make the call as these numbers will decide individual qualification assistance from FEMA.
Collinsville Ice Storm Day 6:
FEMA/Sullivan Visit

Dec. 14, 2007
About Half Of City Has Power / Report Your Damage To FEMA
Partial Results From
Dec. 14th School Board

Dec. 14, 2007
Priorities for Spring 2008 Bond Election
Collinsville Ice Storm Day 5:
Crews Cutting Limbs From Lines

Dec. 13, 2007
Many Still Without Power But Progress Continues
<-- If you viewed the Day 5 page earlier in the day be sure to check it again as I've added a Church correction, photos and a link of interest for rural electric customers. -- Ted -- 9:30pm 12-13-2007 (& added national news link 10:25pm Thurs)
Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Funeral Home: Bobby Gene Barlow (February 22, 1951 - December 11, 2007) ... a 1970 CHS grad ... Funeral Services will be 2pm Friday, December 14th at the Faith Fellowship Church. From the 12/13/2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Asenath Christeen Tate, 91, died Tuesday. Services pending. Collinsville Funeral Home.
An unidentified Collinsville man died of carbon monoxide poisioning per 12-12-2007 School out rest of week
Board Meet Friday
Collinsville Ice Storm Day 4:
Recovery In Progress

Dec. 12, 2007
Many Still Without Power But Help Is Here
Ignore any school sports events on the calendar this week as there are no sports events held on a day when school is cancelled. I'll leave them on the calendar as-is until they are rescheduled. -- Ted -- 12-12-2007
Collinsville Schools will be closed a third day (Wed. Dec. 12th) per -- Ted 4:30pm Tuesday 12/11/07 Collinsville Ice Storm Day 3: Staying Just Above Freezing
Dec. 11, 2007
City Election Polls Moved
ONG Gas Franschise   Hotel/Motel Tax
Yes 75   Yes 61
No 28   No 42
Absentee votes not included ...
City Election 12-11-2007 (posted 8:15 Tues)
Labradoodle For Sale ... helps Animal Shelter
Collinsville Ice Storm Day 2
Dec. 10, 2007
More Lines & Trees Down As Rain Continues
No School Tuesday Dec. 11 -- There was no school board meet Monday Dec. 10th -- Ted Monday Dec 10th Update 5:45pm: I've been without electricity downtown since 9:30pm Sunday night so have many photos to get out of camera and ready for cvilleok. Any tree that wasn't damaged Sunday gave up and broke Monday as the ice continued to accumulate. Most (or all) residential areas are still without power for the second day. Utility lines are down all over. -- Ted (Finally finished that page of photos at left at 9:30pmTues)

A Red Cross Shelter has been set up at the First Baptist Church at 13th & Main in Collinsville for anyone needing heat or food or help. -- 5:30pm Sunday Official word from City (Dec. 9th)

Collinsville Schools will be closed Monday Dec. 10, 2007 (per KOTV Chan 6 web site) Collinsville Ice Storm Day 1
Dec. 9, 2007
Many Without Power After Thunder Storm With Freezing Rain

Check On Your Neighbors!! ... Just got word a shelter has been set up at 13th & Main at 1st Baptist Church -- Ted -- 4:05pm Sunday DEc. 9th
2007 Collinsville Christmas Parade
Dec. 8, 2007
Weather Chilly But Dry
The weather was overcast but dry for Collinsville's annual Christmas parade Saturday. Freezing rain is expected later Sunday or Monday.
School Board Will Set Priorities For Spring Bond Vote
Dec. 7, 2007
Classrooms, Turf, Buses & Technology
Wilson Elementary Students Recognized
Dec. 7, 2007
Character Traits Encouraged
Two Collinsville Men Survived Pearl Harbor Dec. 7, 1941
Dec. 7, 2007
Serviceman Interviewed in 1966
Chamber Hears Chorus &
City Status Recap

Dec. 6, 2007
New Officers Elected For 2008
Concrete Poured For 1st Main St. Bridge Piers
Dec. 6, 2007
Drilling Continues For More
A few CHS Chorus members provided musical entertainment at the Chamber of Commerce meeting today. The full chorus will be in concert Sunday Dec. 9th. The band's concert will be Tuesday Dec. 11th. More Chamber coverage later. -- Ted 2pm 12/6
The CHS Boys basketball team beat Berryhill 44-42 Monday Dec. 3rd at the Sperry Tournament and play there again Dec. 6th at 8:30. I have no word on the girls game Monday. The first home basketball game is Dec. 14th. -- Ted -- Wed.- Dec. 5th [Update: The CHS Girls won 30-23 against Holland Hall Monday per Brian Phillips]
Cardinal Wrestlers Start Season by Beating Bristow and Sperry
The Jr High and Varsity wrestling teams won 2 duals each Tuesday night in Bristow.

The CHS varsity beat Class 2A 8th ranked Sperry 43-27 and then upset Class 3A 5th ranked Bristow 37-36. The Cardinals trailed the Purple Pirates 36-25 with 2 matches left in the dual. Michael Pitts got a fall at 160 lbs to close the gap to 36-31. At 171 lbs Collinsville sent newcomer Michael Maul (Maul moved to Collinsville from Perkins) to the mat to secure the win. Maul took his opponet down, ran a chicken wing bar arm and got the fall in :58. It was a good start for the Cardinals who hope to use this momentum to secure many more wins this season.

The Jr High wrestlers trounced Sperry 60-6 and then beat Bristow 48-15. The Jr High Cardinals will travel to Oologah this weekend for a tournament and both teams will be in action Tuesday the 11th of December as they host Inola at the Middle School Gym.
-- submitted by Coach Riley 12-5-2007

Misc. News:
Tulsa Fire Truck / Parade Info / School Web / Laundromat

Dec. 4, 2007
City Annex Lights and Remodel
Collinsville Recycling
Center Now Open

Dec. 3, 2007
Attended Site Creates Jobs
Shop In Collinsville: Bayouth Insurance 1100 W. Main
Check The December & January Calendars
10 Jr High Wrestlers Place at Cleveland Tournament
The Collinsville Jr High Wrestling team placed 10 wrestlers at the Cleveland invitaitonal this past weekend. The Cardinals finished 3rd as a team behind Champion Berryhill and Runner-up Union. Placing for the Cardinals were Justin Brown 5th, Levi McHenry 5th, Jake Graham 2nd, Conner Nair 1st, DevinHawkins 6th, Newt Salisbury 4th, Josh Pennington 1st, Shane Douglas 3rd, Tyler Tabor 2nd, and Colby Phillips 3rd. The Cardinals will travel to Bristow on Tuesday Dec. 4th. -- Coach Riley 12/3/2007 [Derren Tuner 4th and Matt Rogers
5th wrestled unattached from the Cardinals]

Collinsville Christmas Parade is 11am Saturday Dec. 8th Collinsville Cardinals High-school Baseball Diamond Dinner
January 12th, 7:00pm at the Collinsville High-school
Tickets are $25 each or a table of 8 can be reserved for $175. This years special guest will be George Frazier. He currently serves as a television commentator for the Colorado Rockies organization. Chris Lincoln (Sports announcer for Ch.8) will be the MC.
Please come and support your Collinsville High-school Baseball team. --
RSVP with Tracy 371-0216

Allen Lee (Collinsville Homerun Club 918-519-4244) 12/3/2007

School Board Filing Open 3 Days Only
Dec. 2, 2007
Mon-Tues-Wed This Week
From Sunday Dec. 2, 2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Frances Ann Boynton, 89, homemaker, died Friday. Services pending. Reynolds Visits Stats
(per Awstats)
July 2007
Aug. 2007
Sept. 2007
Oct. 2007
Nov. 2007
17,451 Total Visits
20,335 Total Visits
20,249 Total Visits
23,370 Total Visits
19,566 Total Visits
563 Vists Per Day Ave
655 Vists Per Day Ave
675 Vists Per Day Ave
753 Vists Per Day Ave
652 Vists Per Day Ave
CHS Academic Team -- Front Row (L-R): Cody Bunch, Bryce Hale, Taylor Kothe, Mitchell Broesder, and Adrian Reedy. Back Row: Jessica Sylvester, Cody Sherburn, Rachel Harrold, and Sponsor Kelli Hutchinson. (Not in Photo: Cody Hamilton).
The CHS Academic Team won first place at the Tulsa 7 tournament in Cleveland Nov. 3rd and won the Phi Beta Kappa Tournament in Miami Nov. 6th.
Tulsa Fire Truck Will Be Leased By Collinsville
Dec. 3, 2007
Tulsa Fire Truck + Mutual Aid
CHS Basketball At Skiatook
Nov. 30, 2007
Both Collinsville Teams Lost
One Day Collection Announced
Nov. 30, 2007
M.e.t. & Tulsa Biofuel
Bank In Collinsville:
The City of Collinsville is accepting applications for a full-time position of Water Treatment Plant Operator I. Under minimum supervision candidate will be responsible for maintaining water quality and plant equipment. Position requires general knowledge of maintenance of water quality and testing. High school diploma or equivalent is required and must be able to obtain Class "D" and "C" license in the required time. Must be able to work nights and weekends and various shifts. A valid Oklahoma Drivers License required. Salary range depends on qualifications. Full benefit package is available. Drug testing required.
Apply in person at City Hall, 106 N. 12th Street, or mail resume to: City of Collinsville, Attention: Personnel, P O Box 730, Collinsville, Oklahoma 74021. Resumes may be E-mailed to: Applications will be taken until the position if filled. The City of Collinsville is an equal opportunity employer. [11-27-2007]
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