March 2007 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... call Ted Wright (918) 371-1901 or send email to
From the March 31, 2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Dorothy Sills, 75, farmers co-op clerk, died Thursday. Services pending. Reynolds.
CHS Soccer Girls Won
4-1 Over Drumright

Mar. 30,

Wet Game At Sallee Field
CHS Soccer Boys
Shutout Drumright 8-0

Mar. 30,

Rained Most Of The Game
Soccer Team Photos
Mar. 30,

2007 Soccer Cardinals
City Commission Meets Apr. 2nd
Mar. 30,

Mutual Aid With Tulsa Fire Dept.
Kris Abel
Sneek preview of 2007 CHS senior pages that will go online by May 1st -- Ted 3/31
Jennifer Money
Yer Xiong
Katie Sullivan To Play Basketball In Kansas
Mar. 29,

Southwestern College At Winfield
Collinsville senior Kaycee Donelson was one of 16 local high school basketball players honored on KTUL Channel 8's "Elite 8" program Wednesday evening March 28th. The overall girls winner announced was Angel Goodrich of Tahlequah Sequoyah and the boys winner was Rotnie Clarke of Verdigris. -- Ted 8:50pm 3/28/2007
CHS News: Alumni Soccer Game / Track Results From Glenpool
Mar. 28,

Jr-Sr Prom Is April 14th
Grants For Building Facades In Downtown Collinsville
Mar. 28,

Apply By May 18th
CHS Soccer Results from Tuesday 3/27th (at Cushing): CHS Girls won 4-1: Ricci Smith scored 3 (hat trick) & Stephanie Fulton 1. CHS Boys won 5-2: Tyler Chronister 2, Kyle Smith 1, Kyle Crutcher 1, & Stephen Pitts 1. Good games! Drumright here Friday 6&8pm. -- Coach Justin Schubert 3/28/2007
EASTER Egg Hunt CANCELLED -- St. John’s annual Easter celebration at Frances Streitel Villa, scheduled for March 31, has been canceled. Due to the HUD housing construction on the Frances Streitel grounds, the area was determined unsafe for an egg hunt. Frances Streitel plans to resume its Easter celebration in 2008. For more information, please contact the PulseLine at (918) 744-0123. ( -- [Thanks to Caren Downing for tracking down this update ... after flyers for the event had been sent home with school kids -- Ted -- noon 3/28/2007] Sunday April 1st: 12:30pm Community Easter Egg Hunt at the park. Sponsored by Meadowcreek United Methodist Church (w/ hot dogs, chips and drinks)
See March, April & May Calendars for more events. Bye Bye Birdie coming in May.
Misc. News: Tower Removed / Little Miss Cherokee
Mar. 27,

Library Floor Ready
Kristi Lee Fulton-Cox, 45, of Collinsville, OK passed away Monday, March 26, 2007. She was born May 26, 1961 in Fairfax, OK to Howard Ray and the former Barbara Kyker. Funeral services will be 3:00 p.m. Thursday, March 29, 2007 at the First Baptist Church. (Obituary on Collinsville Funeral Home web site).
(Time change for Friday's CHS soccer games here with Drumright: 6&8pm) ... weather permitting ... Baseball change Tuesday Mar 27: There will be no games played at Collinsville today. Varsity will play at 5:00pm in Grove and the JV will not play today!
Thanks -- Chasidy Coulter, High School
City Trash Collection Information
Mar. 26,

Updated Information
The CHS baseball games relocated to Oologah Monday Mar. 26th. Results (per Darenda Chester): Collinsville varsity won 12 – 1. Jeremy Guest pitched 5 innings with DJ Neighbors coming in and pitching the last 2 innings. (Home Runs 2 – Kevin Phillips, 1 – David Chester, and 1 – Bobby Shoate). Additional infro from Chasidy Coulter: JV Cardinals won 7-5. Three of the varsity homeruns came in the same inning.
Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Funeral Home
Welsey Gore Catlett (August 25, 1917 - March 23, 2007) ... services set for 2pm Monday Mar. 26th 3/25/2007 Tulsa World -- HS Girls Basketball -- Honorable Mention All-State: Kaycee Donelson & Katie Sullivan
Oklahoma State House
of Representatives

Mar. 23,

Rep. Earl Sears Press Release
Collinsville schools' spring break is done but the kids found a variety of ways to enjoy their week off from classes. -- Ted March 23
9 year old Dylan Bayouth caught a 7 1/2 lb bass at a farm pound in Skiatook using a crappie rod with a minnow. These young ladies were watching the Broadway Bridge construction while bare back riding Wednesday March 21st.
From 3/23/2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Barbara "Bobbie" Kreder, 74, homemaker, died Wednesday. Services pending. Reynolds.
I don't know yet what effect the heavy rain and thunderstorms overnight Thurs/Fri will have on the baseball tournament. -- Ted noon Friday 3/23/2007
(I have heard unofficially the remainder of the American Bank Classis has been canceled -- Ted 6pm)
The CHS Class of 1997 is planning their reunion for Sept. 7th and 8th (Homecoming weekend). Ashley Frogge-Maritz will be the contact person. email: or 918-806-8298.
CHS Baseball Cards Drop Day 2 Game To Jay
Mar. 22,

American Bank Classic
Campaign Kick Off For Cherokee Nation Tribal Council (District 8)
Candidates Buel Anglen and Bradley Cobb
Saturday, March 24, 2007 5:00 p.m. - 8:00 p.m.
Sperry Armory (Complimentary BBQ Sandwiches and Drinks)
Broadway Bridge Closer To Reality
Mar. 21,

Supports Placed Wednesday
CHS Cards Start Classic With Win Over Adair
Mar. 21,

Wood Bat Tournament Thru Sat.
CHS Baseball game times (pending rain impacts) ... Wed. 7:30pm, Thurs. 2:45pm, Fri. 7:30pm, Sat. 2:45 with finals ~7:30 Sat. There are other teams playing at other times each of those days. -- Ted 4pm Wed. March 21
Misc. News: OK Titans Baseball / Main Street State Finalists
Mar. 21,

Gluten-Free Diet / Community Resource Funding Crisis
Lifeflight was landing at Victory Energy at 12:55pm Wed. March 21 for a worker injured in a fall there. -- Ted
Today (March. 20, 2007) is the 4th anniversary of the first pages online for the web site. Thank you for your continued support as I head into the 5th year today. With the nice spring weather this is also a good time to make an appointment to visit the "Newspaper Museum In Collinsville" which is approaching it's 8th birthday on May 11th. -- Ted Wright ( -- [Also, Happy Birthday Emily]
CCC Winterguard & Percussion At Memorial HS Contest
Mar. 20,

Brought Back 1st & 2nd Trophies
Candidates for Cherokee Tribal Positions Announced (March 9th, 2007) for June 23rd election There will be a community Easter Egg Hunt at the park on April 1st at 12:30pm. It is going to be put on by Meadowcreek United Methodist Church and they will be serving hot dogs, chips and drinks.
Photo Contest Ends
In 4-Way Tie

Mar. 20,

Beautiful Collinsville Theme
The CHS Graduation ceremony is less than 2 months away (May 15th). The 2007 CHS individual graduate pages will go online by May 1st (~6 weeks). I still need photos from seniors and the $15 top position ad is still available for most seniors. Contact Ted Wright.
Spring Break In Progress -- Collinsville Schools -- CHS Baseball Tournament Starts Wed. Mar. 21st
CHS Soccer Boys Battle With Tulsa Webster
Mar. 16,

Cardinals Fall 2-3
City Appoints Kathy Bradley To Planning Commission
Mar. 19, 2007
Creekside Subdivision Plat Approved
CHS Girls Soccer Win Over Webster
Mar. 16,

Also Won 3rd At Stillwell
Former Resident's Daughter Vying For Miss Teen USA
Mar. 19, 2007
Representing New York
Misc. News: Garden Club Offer / Roundup Club Events
Mar. 17, 2007
Shodeos, Playdays, & Flower Sale
March 24-25: 10am-3pm Pollutant Collection Event at Tulsa Fairgrounds (Gate 7) CCC Band Boosters April Newsletter -- March 18, 2007 -- By Lillian Elmore
CHS Track Team Competed At Skiatook March 15th
Mar. 15, 2007
Three Pages Of Photos
From 3/18/2007 Tulsa World: Pete Thyssen, 79, of Collinsville, and formerly of Bartlesville, died in Tulsa Friday, March 16, 2007. Mr. Thyssen was born in the Netherlands and immigrated to the United States in 1952. Don't forget the Library is closed until March 26th
I received an email update for the Community Church Prayer page 3/15/2007 stating that Ellen (Garner) Dortch's mother had passed away. Services were set for Friday, March 16, 2007 at 2:00PM at the Cookson United Methodist Church. -- Ted
Misc. School News: VVEC at MS / Funding Crisis / Free TCC Tuition
Mar. 15,

Nelson Soccer Signing / CHS Golf Update
3/15 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Jerry Wayne Fox, 62, musician, died Feb. 7 in Kansas City, Mo. Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, Collinsville Funeral Home Chapel. 3/16 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Vernon Victor Cheney, 84, warehouse manager, died Sunday. Private family services. Mowery, Owasso.
CHS Baseball Cards
Topped Hilldale 7-1

Mar. 13,

Guest & Moore Pitched
Misc. News: Patchwork Quilters / Royal Air Force Book / Piano Duo
Mar. 14,

John Butts Memorial (CEF) Golf Tourney
The C.I.A. will be having a Red Cross Blood Drive on Friday, March 16th from 8:00 am to 1:00 pm at the high school. Anyone from the community can either make an appointment by calling Mr. Slagle at 371-3382 or simply drop in and donate blood. Donors must be 17 years old and weigh at least 110 lbs. Give the Gift of Life, Give Blood! Thank you to a great Collinsville community! Go Cards! Cory A. Slagle, Cardinals In Action (CIA) Sponsor
The Collinsville Library will close for repairs at the end of the work day on Friday March 16 and reopen on Monday March 26. -- Per Susan Babbitt 3/13/2007
The Collinsville Library will close at 5 p.m. on Friday, March 16. We will be refinishing the wooden floor around the circulation desk. We will reopen at noon on Mon., Mar. 26. During the time Collinsville is closed, their holds will be sent to Skiatook Library. Skiatook Library 596-2830
We are very sorry for any inconvenience this may cause you. We all had short notice on this closing. We will have story time, Stories from the Rocking Chair, on Tuesday at 10:30, March 20 in the meeting room.
Old West Mystery At Collinsville Library
Mar. 10,

Friends Of The Library Event

Miscellaneous CHS Sports Update
Mar. 12, 2007
Veridgris/Clarke Connection

State Representative Earl Sears announced Sunday he will not be able to be in Collinsville Friday March 16th (for his monthly meet with citizens) as he will be helping with his daughter's wedding preparations instead. -- Ted -- March 11th
New Early Childhood Center Gearing Up For 2007-08
(4-yr-old & Kindergarten)

Mar. 9,

Early Fall Enrollments In April
CHS Baseball Cardinals Outscore Cleveland 14-6
Mar. 9,

Cards Used 5 Pitchers Friday
Change your clocks Saturday (or 2am Sunday) -- 1 hour forward -- Mar. 11th
Per 3/9/2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- E. Leroy Lamb, 85, retired Farmland Industries manager, died Wednesday. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Grand Lake Baptist Church, Grove. Paul Thomas, Miami, Okla.
OSU/OU volunteers will be featured on April 8th Extreme Makeover Home Edition ABC TV Show.
I like the trend, as visits to continue to increase, but there are still some Collinsville residents who either don't know (or forget) that this is best place for up-to-date news/photos of Collinsville. Tell/email your friends & family to make sure they don't miss out. And even more importantly, tell the advertisers that you do visit & see their ads here. There were 1605 visits March 6th, 2007 in just 1 day. In July 2003 the total for the entire month was 1792 visits. -- Ted Wright
Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Funeral Home
Marybelle Gelvin
(March 3, 1934 - March 7, 2007)
Per the 3/8/2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Thomas J. "Jim" Boyd, 80, retired McDonnell Douglas mechanic, died Monday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, Ridgelawn Cemetery. Mowery, Owasso.
Omega Force Discussed Choices With Students
Mar. 7,

Strength Demonstrations at MS
CHS Track to Hominy & CHS Soccer to Stillwell March 8th Thursday 6:30pm Sue Gray , Tulsa County OSU Extension Horticulturist Workshop (at Library) Growing More Food in the Garden & 7pm Garden Club Meet (at the Library)
Misc. News: Paper Airplanes / All-Conf. Boys / 4th Grade BB
Mar. 7,

Time Change Sunday / Gas Prices
12th Annual CHS Track
Pie Auction

Mar. 6,

Funds Raised For Track Program
City Commission Work Session 6:30 Wed. March 7th (Bond issue, park improvements, trash contract) The Collinsville Middle School Band performed at contest today (March 6th) at Bartlesville for a II (excellent) on stage and I (superior) for sight reading. The CHS band travels to Bartlesville Wednesday for their district contest.
CHS Baseball Cardinals
Defeat Glenpool Here

Mar. 5,

Spring Like Weather Monday
CHS Winter Guard March 3rd
Performance At Tahlequah

Mar. 6,

Group, Duet & Solos Won Awards
City Considers Roadway
Easement Issue: 145th E. Ave

Mar. 5,

Diane Woodruff Paintings On Loan
School Board Rehires
Head Coaches

Mar. 5,

Will Need New Boys Basketball Coach
All-Conference Basketball Game (March 5th) at Cleveland. CHS players participating: Kevin Phillips, David Chester, Tyler Chronister, Lacey Koscheski, Kaycee Donelson, Cassie Sallee and Katie Sullivan.

Coach Chronister Resignation -- March 5, 2007
Congratulations to both CHS Basketball Teams for their outstanding efforts this season.
Ted Wright --
Cherokee Nation Special Election (News Release)
A Cherokee Nation Constitutional amendment restricting membership to descendants of Indians listed by blood on the Dawes Rolls passed Sat. March 3rd, 2007.
Additional Details On Main Street Beautification Project
Mar. 4,

Followup To Feb. 28th Meeting
CHS Baseball Here Mon&Tues
Track Pie Auction Tues
More Than 32,800 visits to during Feb. 2007
More Than 1170 average visits per day
2 CHS Basketball Losses
At Choctaw Area Tourney

Mar. 2,

Girls Continue / Boys Done
Richardson Signs
With Seminole State

Mar. 2,

Will Play Volleyball
CHS Basketball: Rough Day At Choctow Area: Boys Season Ends & Girls Slide Out Of Winner's Bracket -- Friday 10:30pm March 2, 2007 Collinsville's Girls lost 57-62 to Purcell Sat. March 3rd and their season is now over. -- Ted
CHS Baseball 03/01/07: JV game - Cardinals won 12-3 against Owasso at Home. Varsity game- Cardinals won 11-4 against Holland Hall at Holland Hall Per 3/2/2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Marian Florence Stanley, 75, homemaker, died Tuesday. No services planned. Collinsville Funeral Home.
CHS Basketball Boys
Started Slow But Finished Strong

Mar. 1,

Area Win Over Berryhill At Buzzer

Friday: CHS Boys played Oologah at 3pm (at Choctaw)

Friday: CHS Girls played Weatherford at 6:30pm

March 1st Noon Thursday: Chamber of Commerce (at Library) Speaker: Pres. of Tulsa Metro Chamber A new photo contest entry received Feb. 18th
CPR TRAINING! -- taught by certified trainers from the Collinsville Volunteer Fire Department. Classes will be held at the Collinsville Community Church. There are two class dates to choose from. Either: March 3rd from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. -or- March 17th from 9:00 a.m. - 1:00 p.m. This is a training that could save a life! The cost of the class is $35.00. Contact the Church secretary at 371-2622. -- Posted Feb. 23rd
The Collinsville Garden Club meets every 2nd and 4th Thursday of each month at the Cville Library at 7pm. The 1pm group no longer meets.The Club also invites you to visit their booth at the Azalea Festival at St. Therese Catholic Church on Sat. April 21st. -- Vicki Guinn, President (Feb. 22, 2007)
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 -- Jan. 24, 2007
Rest of Feb 2007 news archived Feb. 28th 32,800+ visits to during Feb. 2007
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