July 2007 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) www.cvilleok.com ... call Ted Wright (918) 371-1901 or send email to wrightted@aol.com.
CHS Activities Underway With Two New Coaches
July 31, 2007
Classes Start August 16th
CHS Football Season Tickets Go On Sale Aug. 1st -- Call Kelli at 371-4802
(Selective) sales tax holiday this weekend Aug 3-4-5
Collinsville Fair Starts August 23rd

Opens Aug 8th -- Grand Opening Bash Aug. 10th
Nitro-Man At Library Tuesday July 31st
July 30, 2007
Prizes For Summer Reading
CHS Class of 1967 Reunion
July 27-28, 2007
40th Anniversary
Memorial Softball Tournament In City Park
July 27-28, 2007
Funds For Josh Richardson Scholarships
Misc. News: S-Curve Claims More Victims / QB Club Meet / VB Pract.
July 27, 2007
Recycling Mascot at Library Aug. 4th
Got an opinion on your (county) taxes going toward Tulsa's planned river development? Collinsville (& BA) leaders say we have other local issues to fund. Send me email. -- Ted
Misc. News: Coach Anderson Honored /
Softball Thank You / City Sanitation Update

July 26, 2007
Dog Show & Pet Fair Aug. 23rd / Chick-Fill-A Sept. 6th
Check back later for summer band (1st day) photos. -- Ted 7/30 -- Don't know yet when the alumni softball game will really be?
Per 7/26/2007 Tulsa World: Carolyn Starkey, 64, of Yukon, MO, died Friday, July 20, 2007. Mrs. Starkey was a former resident of Collinsville and a memorial service will be held 11am Wednesday, August 1, at Collinsville Community Church. Per the 7/25/2007 Tulsa World: A timely service ace by Collinsville's Emily Richardson helped the Small East Team win over the West at the All-State Volleyball Games Tuesday (July 24th at Norman) by these scores: 29-27, 25-23, 25-15
Baseball Deaths Have Occurred In Collinsville's Past
July 24, 2007
Tulsa Drillers Coach Killed This Week
Misc. News: David Kirwin Marine Training / Chester All-State Hit
July 24, 2007
cvilleok.com Stats Refined / CHS 1977
Misc. News: Michael Kelley Combat Training / Indian Ed. Supplies
July 23, 2007
Softball Legends 9th At Nationals
CHS 1967 Reunion this Friday (at Greybeards 6pm & American Legion Building 7pm) and Saturday (at Middle School 6:15pm)
Travis Pelletier Will Help
Train U.S. Olympic Athletes

July 23, 2007
Three Month Internship In Calif.
Oklahoma Coaches All-State Games This Week:
David Chester (Baseball Large East) -- July 23 OKC
Emily Richardson (Volleyball Small East) -- July 24 Norman
Kaycee Donelson (Basketball Large East) -- July 25 OKC
Contact Info Update for Ted Wright: (Other than email) the phone at the Newspaper Museum 918-371-1901 is still the best way to reach me (or leave a message). I have turned off my home phone and will be carrying my daughter Emily's (Florida) cell phone for the next year (305-815-4467). So if you are in a big hurry to contact me when I am away from the office and willing to make a long-distance call, use that cell number. It is a bit ackward having an out-of-state cell but will finish out Emily's Florida contract and has a good international plan so I can keep in touch with her. She arrived in Australia this weekend for her graduate work at James Cook University. -- Ted -- Monday July 23, 2007
From the Sunday July 22, 2007 Tulsa World: Coffeyville, Kan. -- Donald B. Leach, 70, retired American Airlines mechanic, died Wednesday. Visitation 1-6 p.m. Sunday and service 10:30 a.m. Monday, both at Key Funeral Home, Pryor, Okla.; and graveside service 2 p.m. Monday, Ridgelawn Cemetery, Collinsville, Okla.

Oklahoma Sales Tax Holiday

What items will be exempt from sales tax August 3-5? (FAQs Oklahoma Tax Commission)

Examples of items exempt Aug 3-5, 2007:
Aprons, household and shop
Athletic supporters
Baby receiving blankets
Bathing suits and caps
Beach capes and coats
Belts and suspenders
Coats and jackets
Diapers, children and adult, including disposable diapers
Ear muffs
Formal wear
Garters and garter belts
Gloves and mittens for general use
Hats and caps
Insoles for shoes
Lab coats
Rubber pants
Shoes and shoe laces
Socks and stockings
Steel toed shoes
Uniforms, athletic and non-athletic
Wedding apparel
Mini Editorial -- Although this may create a good back to school clothes and footware buying opportunity for some ... it follows the typical lawmaker's approach to create favored status and exceptions instead of making a simple rule that treated all (buyers, products and businesses) equally. -- Ted Wright -- July 21, 2007 (e.g. about the only thing I "need" is a pair of tennis shoes ... but I can't tell where that falls in the following execption: "This does not apply to the sale of any accessories, special clothing or footwear primarily designed for athletic activity or protective use that is not normally worn except when used for athletic activity or protective use, or to the rental of clothing or footwear.")

The Dallas Mustangs and the Santa Fe Rockhounds were playing Saturday afternoon in the Collinsville hosted U14 baseball regional. The Collinsville team was eliminated Friday night (July 20th).
Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Funeral Home: Peggy Joyce Pope
(Feb. 8, 1932 - July 20, 2007) -- Funeral Mass will be held 10:30 a.m., Tuesday, July 24, 2007 at St. Therese Catholic Church in Collinsville.

School Supply Drive
July 20, 2007
Registration / Donations Needed
CHS Football
Summer Conditioning

July 20, 2007
Night of Champions / HS Sizes

2007-2008 Enrollment (at each Building Site)
Early Childhood + Herald Elem. + Wilson Elem.

New Student Enrollment
August 8 (9am-2pm) -- Thursday

Meet Your Teacher Night
August 15 (4:30-6:3-pm) -- Wednesday

First Day of School
August 16 (times vary) -- Thursday

Note -- To enroll new students to district you will need to show: shot records, proof of residency, birth certificate, and social security card for each child.
(Posted 7/20/2007) -- Middle & High school enrollment info on "Events" page

Worker were upgrading the signals at 5th & Main Thursday Morning July 19th for improved left turns. -- Ted -- 9:30pm Thursday
The new city trash truck is back in operation after a mechanical problem Thursday. -- Ted -- 10:30am Friday 7/20/2007
Misc. News: 7-State Baseball Regional Underway / Farmer's Market
July 18, 2007
City Trash Employees In Action
2-Day Volleyball Camp
Here This Week

July 17-18, 2007
5th-6th-7th-8th Graders
Youth Football Camp
In Progress

July 16, 2007
1st-6th Graders at CHS
Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Funeral Home: G.L. Pilkington (September 7, 1924 - July 15, 2007) Funeral Service: 2:00 p.m., Thursday, July 19, 2007 at Baptist Tabernacle in Collinsville
Track Repaired /
ECC Nearing Completion

July 16, 2007
Old ECC (Church) Surplused
City Manager Retained
But No Raise Available

July 16, 2007
Rezone Request 15th & Broadway
If you are ages 4 years-7th grade, your exciting water park adventure begins July 23-27th at Maranatha Baptist Temple, 12602 N. Memorial, Collinsville! Come out each night from 6:30-9:00pm and be a part of this exciting week! You can register the first night or call ahead, 371-3673, for more information.
Grab your sun block, beach chair and prepare to get soaked as we TAKE THE PLUNGE and MAKE A SPLASH with JESUS!! It will be an adventure you'll never forget!!

Bro. Don Moseby (Pastor Maranatha Baptist Temple)
(submitted by Michelle Cross 7/16/2007)
The middle school classes will begin at 7:45 a.m. this year (matching the high school). Ending time is 2:25 p.m. (which is the same as last year). -- Kelly Hamlin (Principal) -- School begins Aug. 16th -- (Enrollment info)
7/16 Update: Tabby came home ~10pm Sunday.
Missing neutered male grey stripped tabby cat from the 13th & Plum vacinity in Collinsville. Answers to the name of Tabby and is partially blind in one eye. Any information would be appreciated. Please call 371-2851 -- Karla Bradley (Sunday July 15, 2007)
Ads similar to this (garage sale ...etc) are $5 text-only or add $5 for small photo also. -- Ted Wright
Misc. News: Animal Shelter Frame-In Started / Hot Air Balloon Visit
July 15, 2007
Softball Legends To Nationals
From the 7/14/2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Laura J. Hendryx, 74, died Friday. Services pending. Mowery, Owasso. From the Sunday 7/15/2007 Tulsa World: Owasso -- William Allen Wilson, 72, retired from American Airlines, died Thursday. Service 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, Maranatha Baptist Temple, Collinsville. Mowery.
CHS 1962 & 1963 Reunion
July 13, 2007
Friday Meet In Collinsville
City's New Trash Truck & Dumpsters Ready For Business
July 14, 2007
A Bit of 1962 History
The Mark Dixon Benefit Car Wash originally scheduled for Sunday July 15th, has been postponed, due to weather. It has been rescheduled for Saturday September 15th, from 2-4 at American Bank. The Online Auction has been set for August 18th. We will update with further details, anyone wanting to donate services, such as haircuts, tanning, video rentals, etc., please send to 1422 W. Main, Collinsville, OK 74021. Be sure to enclose a business card so that your company will receive credit on our Auction Web Page (when it is completed in ~2wks). The Dixon family web page for medical updates has been set up and anyone can visit, read updated messages, or leave comments for the family at www.markandcorale07.blogspot.com. Anyone who would like to make a private donation, the benefit fund is still open at The First Baptist Church in Collinsville. If you have any questions or would like to offer help, please contact Sheila Murphy-Wells @ 361-0806. Thank you Collinsville for all your support!! -- submitted 7/13/2007 --
(Previous coverage) [Note: I received an additional unpublished 6/21 email indicating Mark had an aneurysm and underwent 3 major brain surgeries and had a major stroke in between 2 of those surgeries. -- Ted]
Misc. News: More Library Art / Quilters Meet / Gas Prices & Mosquitos Increase
July 12, 2007
VCO Building On Hold / Fall Festival in Sept.
I have new photo CDs that can be picked up for: Tyler, Vaughn, Wolfe, Flynn, Chronister & Koscheski -- Ted 7/30 I still have old CDs for: Kaycee Donelson & Katie Sullivan -- Ted 7/21/2007
City Commission Calls For Citizens Vote On ONG Gas Franchise Renewal
July 11, 2007
Election Date Will Be Sept. 11th
Check The Map: Your Trash Day May Be Different Next Week
July 11, 2007
City Takes Over Pickup July 16th
The CHS Classes of 1962 and 1963 will have their 44th and 45th reunion (July 13-15th):
7pm Friday July 13 at Bank of the Lakes Community Room.
1pm Saturday July 14 at "Prairie Song" near Dewey.
Misc. News: Trash Pickup Change /
Sluggers Softball / Animal Shelter Workday

July 10, 2007
Nazarene Celebration
Collinsville Cardinals Quarterback Club Meeting (Tuesday, July 17th at 7:00) in the American Bank Community room.
Combined Fire/EMS Service Being Considered
July 9, 2007
Cable TV Franchise (or License?)
Sample Of Collinsville Life
Between 1910 and 1919
July 8, 2007
7th In An Oklahoma Centennial Series
Chamber of Commerce Appreciates
City (& County) Employees

July 5, 2007
Annual Picnic At City Park
The Caney River crested Thursday morning about 5am at 34.11 ft (Thursday July 5th) -- Photos added

Saturday July 7-14-21: Soccer Sign-ups
9 am - 12 pm At the Collinsville Soccer Fields

Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Funeral Home:
Elizabeth Mae Sweeney

(Sept. 14, 1917 - July 4, 2007) Rosary 7pm July 5th at St. Therese Catholic Church and the Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30am Friday, July 6, 2007 at the St. Therese.
From the July 4, 2007 Tulsa World: Grove -- Bernard Enloe Guenther, 77, Collinsville and Tulsa physician and Northeastern Tribal Health Systems medical director, died Tuesday. Memorial service 1:30 p.m. Saturday, Kirk of the Hills Presbyterian, Tulsa. AdamsCrest Cremation, Tulsa.
Doctor Guenther graduated from CHS in 1947 and was the son of former Mayor & grocery store owner Keith Guenther.
It is football time again. And the Collinsville Youth Football program will be hosting a camp for grades 1st-6th. This camp will be held at the Collinsville High School and will be conducted by the High School coaches with the support of some of our youth staff. The camp dates are July 16th,17th, and 20th. There will be a representative from the Riddell Sales Equipment on hand the 20th @ which time you will be able to purchase equipment. The time of camp will be from 6:30 - 8:30p.m.. If you have any questions concerning the camp please call Roger Salisbury @ 857-9256
Family Celebration
In City Park

July 3, 2007
Fireworks & Great Weather
Isolated Caney River Flooding Near Collinsville
July 3, 2007
River Still Rising
July 5, 2007
Caney Has Crested
Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Funeral Home:
Willie Mae Pilkington
(April 14, 1932 - July 1, 2007)
From the July 3rd, 2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- EJ Bowyer, 80, retired dairy products distribution manager, died Friday. Service 2 p.m. Monday, Meadowcreek United Methodist Church. Reynolds. City Dispatching (Cost) For Rural Fire To Change?
July 2, 2007
Trash Equipment Purchase Tabled
July 18-22
AABC 14 & under 7 State Regional Tournament
Held at the Collinsville High School Field.
The High School Baseball program is hosting this tournament and will also have a team in the tournament! For more information call Tony Reeder 698-3818.
Misc. News: Titans To Nationals / Free Tickets / Super Camper
July 2, 2007
Vacation Bible School
Local TOPS Club Meets Each Thursday: www.cvilleok.com/tops
Tuesday July 3rd: Fireworks & Family Activities in City Park start at 6pm
From 6/30/2007 Tulsa World: Tulsa -- Virginia Faye Graham, 89, homemaker, died Friday. No local services planned. Collinsville Funeral Home, Collinsville.
Sunday July 1st (6pm) A Glorious Church (915 N. 19th) presents: Rick McKnight for impersonations of Elvis, Roger Miller, Johnny Mathis and Marty Robbins (1950's Doo-Wop Songs) ... no admission charge ... free watermelon after concert. (Call Linda 371-2863)
Preliminary Tri-County Fair
Plans Announced

June 20, 2007
Livestock Show Aug. 23-24-25-26
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