Jan. 2007 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) www.cvilleok.com ... call Ted Wright (918) 371-1901 or send email to wrightted@aol.com.
About 1/2 inch snow so far today (Wednesday) -- Ted 8:25pm Jan 31 Parents with college age kids ... don't forget FAFSA: http://www.fafsa.ed.gov/ Still in the works: CDI awards... from Saturday -- Ted
JrHi Basketball Here
Saturday -vs- Oologah

Jan. 27, 2007
Rescheduled Games
CHS Basketball Teams Take
Both Games From Skiatook

Jan. 30, 2007
Smith 3-Pointers Key For Boys
Collinsville Deaths Listed in 1/30/2007 Tulsa World:
Ola Mae McKnight
, 91, homemaker, died Monday. Services pending. Nick Reynolds.
Just added to the Feb calendar: Sat. Feb 3rd 6:30pm CHS basketball games here -vs- Bristow (weather makeup games). -- per Cory Slagle 1/30/2007
CHS Basketball Update: The girls finished 1st in the Pryor Tournament defeating Adair. Katie Sullivan and Lacey Kocheski – All Tournament Team and Kaycee Donalson – MVP. The boys finished 3rd defeating Oologah 52-44. Tyler Chronister and David Chester – All Tournament Team. (Boys scoring -vs- Oologah: Chester 15, Chronister 12, Smith 7, Phillips 7, Riley 4, Isam 4,and Harrell 3) -- from Darenda Chester 1/29/2007
[More on the boys season from Kori Benton: http://myweb.cableone.net/kjbenton/Collinsville.html
DEQ Storm Damage Report
Jan. 29, 2007
Public Water
Baseball Diamond Dinner
Jan. 27, 2007
Ruben Diaz & Wrona Bros.
Cherokee Chief Chad Smith Addressed Collinsville Chamber of Commerce Banquet
Jan. 27, 2007
Terry Due Takes Over as
2007 Chamber President

Check Out the Fine Quality & Rare Antiques At Rogers & Sons Trading Company
1107 W. Main Collinsville
Jensens Home From Iraq
Jan. 25, 2007
Visited Class That "Adopted" Them
CHS Wrestling Coronation
& Dual With Cleveland

Jan. 25, 2007
Jordan Perkins Crowned
Free Throw Contest (2pm Sunday at Herald Elementary) Boys & Girls 10-14 (Sponsored by Knights of Columbus)
Kristen Slocum displayed the medal she received recently at her 3rd All-State Chorus performance. -- Jan. 23, 2007 (Previous Coverage)
CHS Girls Basketball at Pryor Thurs Jan. 25th: Cassie Sallee was the leading scorer with 16 points and was 6 for 6 at the free throw line. Kaycee Donalson was next with 14, Katie Sullivan had 13, Linsey Curtis had 10, Lacey Kocheski had 9, Mariah Mcelroy 4, and Kelci West 1 point. -- Cindy Sallee 1/27/2007
Chamber Banquet Sat. (Jan. 27th) at high school
Baseball Banquet Sat. (Jan. 27th) at middle school (371-2646)
Correction: The JrHi basketball games against Oologah are in Collinsville (Noon) Saturday at the High School (not at Oologah as indicated earlier) -- Ted 1/26
Assistant school superintendent Terry Due said that changes to the March 19-23 spring break are NOT being considered for making up lost weather days. -- Ted -- Jan. 26, 2007
Collinsville Deaths Listed in the 1/26/2007 Tulsa World: -- Jessie Opal Carlile, 90, homemaker, died Thursday. Services pending. Collinsville Funeral Home.
-- Dora Mae Dilley, 82, homemaker, died Thursday. Services pending. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.
Emily Wright Had Quick
Study At Galapagos Islands

Jan. 25, 2007
2003 CHS Grad Inter-Session Course
The CHS basketball girls won yesterday (Jan. 23rd). They play Thursday night @ 8:45 in the semi-final at Pryor. The CHS boys play Friday night (Jan. 26th) @ 7:15. -- Lori -- 1/24/2007
New Entries Received
For Photo Contest

Jan. 24-25, 2007
Contest End Date Not Yet Set
It's not too early ... I have been working on individual pages for 2007 CHS seniors since November and will not finish until April ... there is an envelope on Mrs. Bowman's desk at CHS where you can leave photos [to be scanned & returned] for use on those pages -- Ted Wright (or you can email photos to me at wrightted@aol.com) -- Jan. 24, 2007
Cory Slagle has confirmed the following 3 rescheduled sports events: Saturday Jan. 27 noon JrHi Basketball -vs- Oologah here; Feb. 9th CHS Basketball at Cleveland; and Feb. 10th CHS Basketball here -vs- Oologah Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Funeral Home
Doyle Eugene Wheat
(October 27, 1928 - January 22, 2007)
Hellen Frances Pennington

(April 7, 1919 - January 22, 2007)
Robert James Hanigar
(August 15, 1923 - January 21, 2007)
6th Grade Basketball
-vs- Sperry Here

Jan. 22, 2007
6th Grade Lady Cardinals
Collinsville School Superintendent Pat Herald said today he has received many inquires into how the lost school days will be made up. Pat says options are being studied but no decision can be formalized until the school board meets Feb. 5th. -- Ted -- 2pm Tuesday Jan. 23rd, 2007
The Jr High wrestling team won a very close match with Jay Tuesday night in Jay. The teams were tied 33-33 after the match and Collinsville won match on criteria because they won 7 matches while Jay only won 6. Winners for the Cardinals were: Justin Brown, Levi McHenry, Jake Graham, Conner Nair, Doyle Lewis, Josh Pennington, and Josh Loftin. The Cardinals will wrestle again on Thursday night as they host Skiatook for Homecoming. -- Coach Jim Riley -- 1/23/2007 The CHS Basketball Boys won last night against Haskell and now will play Friday night at 7:15 in the semi finals of the Pryor Tournament.
The CHS Girls play today (Jan. 23rd) at 4:15 against Hilldale. If they win they will play Thursday night at 8:45 in the semi finals. -- Lori -- 1/23/2007
Garden Club Monthly
To Dos & Tips

Jan. 22, 2007
Next Meeting: Feb. 8th
Downtown Inc.'s
Valentine Dinner

Jan. 22, 2007
Scheduled For Feb. 10th
Schools are back in session today -- Jan. 22 Chamber of Commerce Banquet has been rescheduled to Sat. Jan. 27th (Baseball Banquet is also Jan. 27th) CHS Basketball Update: Boys and Girls are in the Pryor Tournament this week. Boys play today (Jan. 22) at 5:45 against Haskell, girls play tomorrow (Jan. 23) I think at 4:30. If boys win they will play Friday @ 7:15. -- Lori Stout -- Monday Jan. 22, 2007
I just wanted to let everyone know that my son Jimmy Jensen and his wife Tessa will be here for a few days this next week from Iraq. We are looking forward to their homecoming and can't wait to see them. They are going to go to Wilson Elementary to visit Mrs. Caudill's class. This 2nd grade class adopted Jimmy and sent him lots of things that he needed. They will also be visiting a 1st grade class that sent them things also. We are so grateful for everyones prays. Everyone was praying for their safe return and for that we are very grateful. -- Thank You, Marc and Carolyn Jensen -- Sunday Jan. 21, 2007
Saturday (Jan. 20th) snow storm fizzled ... thank goodness ... mostly rain with melting continuing from Jan. 12-14 sleet storm. -- Ted -- Sunday Jan. 21. / Some sleet so far and predictions are being downgraded -- Ted noon Saturday Jan 20 / [Snow to begin about 5am Saturday Jan. 20th (according to Chan 8 TV News 6pm Friday) with 5-10 inches possible before it ends Saturday night. -- Ted] Collinsville Deaths from Sunday Jan. 21, 2007 Tulsa World:

-- Kevin E. Crain, 43, Autocrane Inc. manufacturing supervisor, died Thursday. Service 1 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church, Sperry. Johnson, Sperry.

-- Keith Eugene Kallstrom, 57, formerly of Collinsville, died Wednesday in Milan, Mich. Services pending. Nick Reynolds.

-- Clemmer L. "C.L." Kendrick, 83, retired production engineer, died Saturday. Services pending. Nick Reynolds.

Memorial Grove Of Trees For 1944 Graduate
Jan. 19, 2007
Plaque at CHS Baseball Field

If you have "constructive suggestions" for the city (or citizens) for dealing with weather issues like we've had twice already this winter ... I'd be happy to post them here on cvilleok.com. I'd also be glad to post photos you think might be of interest. -- Email: Ted Wright
Initial Jan 17-18-19-20 Comments
(Including City Manager's Jan. 19th Message)
Due to Weather and Parking Lot Conditions, Collinsville Community Church will be canceling all services for Sunday, January 21st. Please stay warm and safe and call 371-2622 if you have any questions or concerns. -- Rusti Howard -- Jan. 19, 2007
The Collinsville Chamber of Commerce Banquet has been postponed from Sat. Jan. 20th with the threat of more snow this weekend on top of already slick roads. A new date will be announced pending coordination with Chief Chad Smith. -- Ted -- 11am Thursday Jan. 18, 2007 Business Index (Block 59)
S. Main Street Between 10th & 11th

Jan. 18, 2007
Fourth In A Series (By Block)
Many parking areas on Main were cleared today by city crews and a portion of 13th Street (between the Library and Baptist Church) was cleared of ice later Thursday with temps above freezing temporarily. - Jan 18th, 2007
Just a quick update on my daughters: Samantha said she had to chip about a quarter inch of ice off her car in Austin, TX Tuesday but the roads cleared quickly. Her first day of art classes at Univ. of Texas had been cancelled due to their ice storm. Got word from Emily Wednesday that she was back from her 3-hr inter-session "course" (a trip to the Galapagos Islands on the equator off the west coast of South America). She had missed the first day of regular classes at the Univ. of Miami due to the trip but she gets no sympathy for her nice warm weather. She said her trip was incredible and hopes to organize her photos and share soon. She did have to read two books, take a test, and journal her activities on the Galapagos trip.-- Ted Wright -- Thursday Jan 18th, 2007
Services For John Butts Held Friday Jan. 19th
Jan. 17,

Died Monday Jan. 15th
Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Funeral Home
Lorraine Anna (Buford) Jackson
(March 31, 1919 - January 15, 2007)
... Services Set For Saturday Jan. 20th
Extra Topping -- Snow is falling at 1pm Wednesday Jan. 17th ... on top of our frozen sleet from last week. That flurry seems to be slowed considerably 1:30pm Wednesday -- Ted
Collinsville Schools Will Be Closed "All Week" According to Chan 6 TV's web listing -- Ted -- 1:50pm Wed Jan 17. Also Several Wednesday Church Closings per KOTV
As I have watched several folks continue to try and park nose down in diagional parking on Main Street and get stuck ... wanted to remind you unless you have chains or 4-wheel drive you are better off parking parallel to the curb if possible until the sleet/ice is cleared. The city is working on downtown parking areas but still plenty to go. -- Ted -- 3:20pm Wed Jan. 17th
VVEC Reports Few Outages
Jan. 16,

Press Release Follows Ice Storm
Collinsville schools will be closed again Wednesday Jan 17th. -- Ted -- 3pm Tuesday Jan. 16th
Adam Sallee's
90th Birthday Approaching

Jan. 16,

Ran Sallee Dairy
Dorothy Worstell's
90th Birthday in Feb.

Jan. 16,

"Hired" Supt. Wilson?
City To Purchase 2nd New Ambulance
Jan. 15,

Fire Truck Bids To Be Re-Requested
Cross-Over Parking Restricted
No City Electrical Outages (Crew To Pryor)
Per Chan. 8 TV (4pm Monday) Collinsville Schools will be closed (Tuesday Jan 16th) -- Ted -- 4:15pm Jan 15th
I received word that John Butts died Monday morning Jan. 15th ... check back for information on services. -- Ted 12:45pm Jan 15th (2pm Monday update) (Wed update: services Friday 10am at Meadowcreek Methodist) The Collinsville Education Foundation meeting for Jan 16th has been cancelled -- Ted
Look Out --Sheets of frozen sleet were sliding off the metal roof of the Collinsville Fire/EMS building Monday morning. -- Ted -- Noon Jan 15, 2007 (City & Rural crews are still busy responding to numerous slick road accidents)

Monday mid-day update (Jan. 15) -- Sun is out today and I'll up my guess on 2-3 inches of frozen sleet. Saw one county or state plow go down Main St. Sunday night about 11:30pm and City is plowing more of Main today. I have no word yet on school Tuesday or any other possible meeting cancelations. Again: no school, no mail, no banks today. -- Ted

Sat. Noon: Looks like about 2 inches of sleet on the ground in Collinsville as of noon Saturday. Forcasts call for more sleet or freezing rain Sat. & Sun. -- Ted

(Sleet is in progress 11:40am Friday Jan 13th... emergency vehicles were headed to a roll-over accident on Hwy 75) --
Drive Carefully or Stay Home If Possible

Rain and possibly freezing rain forcast locally for this weekend -- Ted --Thursday Jan 11th 5:30pm

The CHS basketball games at Cleveland tonight have been cancelled due to the slick roads. -- Ted -- 12:15pm Fri Jan 12th -- I'll let you know if I get word on other scheduled activities. (Schools & banks were already scheduled for closure Monday Jan. 15) -- I've seen TV notices that Community Church & Assembly of God activities are cancelled this weekend. -- Ted Fri 8pm
Demetrius Kamalakis (above) of the Collinsville Masonic Lodge presented a check for $6950 to Chief Russell Young for the Collinsville City Fire Department Jan. 11th, 2007. The money was raised by the Masons via fund raisers and personal donations. The money may to be used to help outfit a new city grass rig and other city needs. (Previous Coverage) 5th & 6th Grade
Boys Basketball

Jan. 11,

Here Thursday -vs- Skiatook
Joe Hampton Advertisement
Jan. 11,

Vote Feb. 13th
Keath Storm Advertisement
Jan. 11,

Elect Keath Storm for School Board
Misc. News: Women's Group / Plaza / Envelopes
Jan. 10, 2007
German Corner Grocery Change
Near-Term School Calendar Dates:
Jan. 15, 2007 Professional Day
Feb. 16, 2007 Parent/Teacher Conf. Day
Feb. 19, 2007 President's Day
Mar. 19-20-21-22-23 Spring Break
The brand new Oklahoma stamps (at left) are on sale today (Jan. 11th, 2007) at the Collinsville post office. A special Collinsviile 1st day of issue cancellation stamp can be used there by request. -- Ted 1/11/2007

I have one 1st day of issue envelope (with 3 cent stamps above) for the 1957 50th Anniversary of Statehood which I will offer for bid this centennial year. Let me know if you are interested. -- Ted Wright --Jan 11th
A 1957 Lucile Ellingwood Morrow column regarding Oklahoma's 1957 Statehood 50th celebration: "Just Thoughts"
Oologah Wrestlers
Visit Collinsville

Jan. 9, 2007
JrHi Win / CHS Loss
Economic Development Authority meet scheduled for Wednesday noon (Jan. 10th at City Hall) -- Note: this group did not meet (again) -- Ted 1/10/2007
CHS Sports Out-of-Town
Jan 11-12-13
Dalton Salisbury, wrestling at 160 lbs, went 5-1 and placed 3rd in the Cushing Wrestling Tournament this past weekend. 2A power Perry won the event with Blackwell, Marlow, Weatherford, Bristow and Sperry rounding out the top 5. -- CHS Wrestling report from Jim Riley -- Jan. 9, 2007
Grant Allows Hiring
"Intervention Specialist"

Jan. 8, 2007
Old Band Uniforms To Surplus
There was a meeting Jan. 9th 7:30am at Eggberts to discuss the Morrow Homeplace. If you are interested in helping preserving Collinsville's agricultural aspect of history (or just helping with a garden project) please contact kathleen@ebby.com. -- Ted 1/9/2007
Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Funeral Home
Mary Margaret McPherson Hoover
(December 16, 1925 - January 6, 2007)

Collinsville Deaths Listed in 1/9/2007 Tulsa World:
Charles Eugene Holland Sr.
, 68, Boeing inspector, died Monday. Services pending. Reynolds
Collinsville Deaths
Listed in 1/7/2007 Tulsa World:
Ronald Wayne Fisher, 37, cosmetologist, died Thursday. Service 2 p.m. Monday, First Baptist Church. Reynolds.
-- Mary Margaret (McPherson) Hoover, 81, bookkeeper, died Saturday. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Meadowcreek United Methodist Church. Collinsville Funeral Home.
-- Emma Lee Reynolds, 93, homemaker, died Friday. Service 2 p.m. Tuesday, First Baptist Church. Reynolds.

CHS Cardinals Pick Up
2 Wins Over Catoosa

Jan. 5, 2007
Basketball Here Friday
Jan 5-6 CHS Wrestlers at Cushing Tournament Fri-Sat Thursday Jan. 4th: CHS Basketball at Sequoyah
Collinsville Girls 71 – CI. Sequoyah 43
Collinsville Boys 55 – CI. Sequoyah 48
"Angel Food" Available In January 2007 ... place orders at Meadowcreek Methodist
Owasso's Economic
Development Insight

Jan. 4, 2007
Ricky Hayes At Chamber
JrHi Basketball
Here -vs- Bristow

Jan. 4, 2007
7th-8th-9th Grade Games
Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Funeral Home
Berta Joan Torbett
(February 24, 1933 -
January 5, 2007)
Note: The date of the CHS Baseball Diamond Dinner has been changed from Jan. 20th to Jan. 27th. -- Ted 1/5/2007
7 Year Old Girl Misses Her Dog: 9 month old male Shih-tzu mostly white with hint of tan. Dog missing since Friday Dec. 29th, last seen near American Bank wearing collar with name and phone number. Contact Darenda Chester (cell 636-0877) -- Ted 1/4/2007
The Collinsville Cardinal Homerun Club cordially invites you to attend the annual baseball DIAMOND DINNER and silent auction on Saturday January 27, 2007 at 6:30pm at the Middle School.
Rick and Bill Wrona will be the guest speakers. Tickets are $50. Table of eight $300. (R.S.V.P. by January 18, 2007 to Brian or Cheri Harr at 371-2646)
Soccer Signups Start Saturday (Jan. 6) ... details below
Girls softball sign ups: Jan. 27th & Feb. 3rd at American Bank 9am-3pm (For girls 4 years and older). Ages 6 and under $40. All other ages $70. Family discounts. -- Paula Brown -- CGSA Commissioner
Youth baseball sign ups are scheduled at the American Bank Community room for Monday January 15th 5:30pm-8:30pm & Sunday January 28th 2:00pm-5:00pm. Sign up fee's will be determined by the # of players on the team & will be paid to the coach. If you have any questions, please call Ron Koscheski @ 381-7971.
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. A child must be at least 4 yrs old as of Feb. 1, 2007. Questions, please call Cheryl McColley 638-5489.

Collinsville Deaths -- From Wednewsday Jan 3rd, 2007 Tulsa World:
-- Regan Michelle Bacon, 29, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services pending. Nick Reynolds.
-- Gertrude M. Davis, 97, educator, died Sunday. Rosary 7:30 p.m. Wednesday and funeral Mass 10:30 a.m. Thursday, both at St. Therese Catholic Church. Mowery, Owasso.
-- Jerry Allen Green, 57, tree trimmer, died Sunday in Tulsa. Services pending. Stanleys, Tulsa.

Over 32,000 cvilleok.com visits in December 2006. Over 291,800 visits for the year (2006). -- Thank You, Ted Wright
(Ouch! .. OU loses OT barn burner in Fiesta Bowl to Boise State) -1/1/2007

I had hoped to find a more positive Collinsville related story to commerate the passing of former President Gerald Ford but this 1976 threat is best I have found. There was no Collinsville mention at all of a presidential change in August 1974 as there was no local vote or death to report and the Nixon speech occured as the ink was drying on the just printed weekly issue. There was no mention the following week either. I did notice that Ron McHenry was Collinsville's head football coach during Ford's presidential term. I was a recent OU graduate working in Tulsa. -- Ted Wright -- Jan. 1, 2007
City To Enter Agreement With Church & Funeral Home
Jan. 3, 2006
13th & Main Shared Parking
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)
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
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 [paid] Austin Helm (2005) [del/paid] 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 [del/paid] Toni Slagle Abby Miller [paid/del 3/12] Josh Walker [del/paid]
Rachel Nelson (& Naomi) Kevin Phillips [paid] Justin Bethel Kyle Lee Smith
Jonathan Woods Kaycee Donelson Search started 1/1/2007 Cassie Sallee 1/27 for BB
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