May 2007 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... call Ted Wright (918) 371-1901 or send email to
Misc. News: Brinkley Howard OETA / Kelsey Hewlett OU Award / ...
May 31,

Gas Prices And Building Improvement /
5th & Broadway / Dash Plates
Misc. News: 4-H By 100s / Slagle Scholarship
May 31, 2007
Rep. Sears: Session Wraps
Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Funeral Home
Leo Joseph Sweetman
(September 20, 1918 - May 29, 2007)
Visitation for Leo will be held at St. Therese Catholic Church on Thursday, May 31, 2007 from 11:00 a.m. – 6:00 p.m, with the Rosary at 7:00 p.m.. The Funeral Mass will be held the following day, Friday, June 1, 2007 at 10:00 a.m. at St. Therese.
CCC Band Newsletter
(by Lillian Elmore)
Includes Summer/Fall Schedules

May 31,

Saxon Lewis Will Be 2007-08 Drum Major
Viewer Feedback Request: Let me know if you have any problems reading the large .pdf files (like this band booster newsletter) -- Ted Friday June 1st: 11am-1pm Retirement Reception for Mr. Nichols at Herald Elementary
Sign up via Roy Weathers (292-9060) to become a "Collinsville Star" at the June 9th Hogs 'N' Hot Rods car and bike show. Singers will be judged in two age categories: 15 & under or adults. The winning Stars will have the opportunity to record a CD at a studio. Car & bike registrations, vendor registration, and sponsorships are still available. Contact Collinsville Downtown Inc. at 371-5530. Contact Beth Ann Langston if you have unique auction items to donate. Collinsville's Farmers' Market is opening this Saturday, June 2nd. It will be open on Saturdays and Wednesdays, 8:00-11:00 a.m. It is located at 12th & Main in the Collinsville Plaza. -- Melinda Marsh
Riley the Wonder Dog -- Collinsville Library, 1223 Main St., will feature Riley the Wonder Dog and Susan Phariss from 1:30 to 2:30 p.m. Tuesday June 5th. For ages 12 and younger. To learn more, call 596-2840.
Misc. News: Early Childhood Graduates / Spring Football
May 29,

Multiple 1st Grade Twins
I now have the initial photo CD set and prints ready. (CDs Ready: Ali S, Cassie S, Emily R, Steven G, Jarrod S, Jerrica Mc, Jonathan W, Justin B, Katie Sul, Kaycee D, Kyle S, Kylie P, Pellitier, Rachel N, Chance R, David C, Josh B). [Prints Ready: Gill, Nair] -- Ted 11pm Wed 5/30/3007
I spent all day Monday trying to finish gathering photos for the individual photo CDs ordered back in December. I can hopefully start burning those CDs today and start contacting folks for delivery/payment. I am also starting a new list of CD requests and will likely have an early June deadline for those. I have several prints on hand for the recent CHS graduates. -- Ted Wright ( -- May 29th -- Tuesday am
Emily & Samantha Wright Earn Degrees
May 27,

Ted's Daughters
In Texas & Florida
A Few Other Local College Grads (that I'm aware of): -- Ted 5/27/2007
Patrick Clarke (Univ. of Tulsa - BS Biology & BA Music);
Pascalle Clarke (Univ. of Tulsa - BA Graphic Design);
Bethany Sheridan (NSU - BS Speech/Language Pathology);
Jason Wilkinson (Okla. State - Bachelor of Fine Arts)-summer;
Landree Williams (Okla. State - Associates in Applied Science)- summer;

[email info for other graduates to]
Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Funeral Home
Edward L "Sonny" Holmes
(October 6, 1934 - May 26, 2007)
Services will be Wednesday, 10:00 a.m. at the Church of the Nazarene of Collinsville.
School's out for students (2 days left for teachers) -- 5/30 CCC Band Senior Profiles by Lillian Elmore -- 5/27/2007
2007 CHS Soccer
Awards Announced

May 27,

Smith & Nelson: All-State
CHS Chorus:
Bye Bye Birdie

May 27,

Different Casts May 22 & 24th
Remember those who have gone on before us this Memorial Day ... Consider a visit to the Newspaper Museum In Collinsville this weekend ... as I'll be here most of the time anyway -- Ted -- 4pm Sun. May 27th
Ted, Here are some pictures that were taken during our drive for the MDA. The firefighters shown are Derek Hunt and Shannon Arnold. We at the Rural Fire Dept would like to thank everyone for supporting us this year in our fight against MDA. The amount raised was 6000 dollars. That is one of the best years that we have had and we are grateful for the support of our community. Once again thanks to everyone for helping.... -- Ron -- 5/25/2007
All 2007 CHS Grad pages now completed -- Ted 5/25/2007 11:30pm From the 5/25/2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Julia Colleen Thompson, 76, St. John Medical Center health-care provider, died Wednesday. Services pending. AdamsCrest Cremation, Tulsa.
Last year I bought several real baskets of flowers and put them on my mother's grave. I went to pick them up the next day and they had been stolen. The artificial flowers were left but the real ones were gone. What is ironic is I remember when I was young and my mother telling me never to put real flowers on graves in Collinsville because they would be stolen and then it was her flowers that were stolen. With Memorial Day coming up I would like to remind everyone that people put a lot of thought and money in decorating graves for their loved ones. I like to replant what I buy for my mother's grave in my flower bed in remembrance of her. Please don't take what's not yours! -- Missy DeLozier (5/24/2007) Shirley Wasson is recovering from heart valve replacement surgery (Monday May 21st) at St. John's Hospital in Tulsa. -- Ted -- 5/24/2007
I'll have just a bit on CHS senior and undergraduate awards ... later -- Ted midnight Sunday May 27th Sorry, I have no usable stage crossing photos for the following: Slocum, Xiong, Richmond, Borthick, Harper, Andrews, W.K. Smith, Cooper, Hedlund, Jarrard, Pavey, Eastman, Biggs and Talbert. -- Ted Wright -- Wednesday May 23, 2007 3:15pm -- (I finally have the 1st row only of graduate pages updated -- Ted 10:30pm Wed) -- All rows completed by 11:15pm Fri 5/25
Wilson 2nd Grade Track
May 22,

Finals Set For Friday
CHS Chorus May 7th
Spring Concert

May 23,

Photos by CHS Yearbook Staff
Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Funeral Home
Lela Edna Hart (86)
(August 2, 1920 - May 15, 2007)
Misc. News: Girls Softball /
Transmitting Meters

May 22,

ECC-Sportsplex Road / Red Track
City Could Become
Internet Hot Spot

May 21,

Hogs'N'Hot Rods: New Activities
Oklahoma Budget Update
May 17,

Press Release
Herald Elementary 3rd Graders Visited Morrow Home Place
May 16,

Local Historic Farm Being Perserved
Misc. News: Spring Band Concert / Cherokee Student Awards
May 17,

Theft Warning
CHS Chorus Musical: Bye Bye Birdie (at CHS May 22nd & 24th) 7pm VVEC May Newsletter shows Aimee Vue (CHS Student) won a $500 scholarship for her essay in the annual Youth Tour competition. -- 5/21
Sorry for the delay ... but I'm back in town now ... and trying to sort through my emails and news to begin making updates as soon as possible. -- Ted 1:25am Monday 5/21/2007 (& 3:15am) ...Check back later for CHS grad pages updates and a report on my Florida/Texas daughter graduation trips ... over the next few days ... and much more
Congratulations CHS 2007 Graduates!
Misc. News: Aerial Photos / Naomi Nelson Touring
May 14-15,

5th & Broadway Closing May 21st
Hello! I would like to congratulate all the Graduating students, especially Addie Marsh, who was just a little girl the last time I saw her. It is lovely catching up with all the photos via your web site. I have very happy memories of the time I spent in USA, & especially with friends in Tulsa & with Addie's family in Colville, memories I will always treasure. Best wishes to all the students for their future, from Elaine Morgan. -- Napier, New Zealand. (May 17, 2007)
From the 5/16/2007 Tulsa World: Niehaus, Walter J. "Walt, " age unavailable, mechanic, died Sunday in Collinsville. Service 10:30 a.m. Thursday, Rose Hill Funeral Home Chapel.
Brothers Steve, Mike and Ed Tinker ... interesting article in 5/16/2007 Tulsa World Poker Run Registration Form has been added for the June 9th Hogs'N'Hot Rods -- 5/16/2007
Collinsville High School Graduation Ceremonies
May 15,

CHS Class of 2007 at Claremore
Band Concert Thursday
(May 17th 7pm) at CHS
May 18-19: Southfork Addition Neighborhood Garage Sale
Ted, Our family dog came up missing during the storm on Friday, May 11. She was home alone and tore out a screen to get out. We live around the Collinsville City Lake. She is an Australian Shephard/Blue Heeler mix and answers to Dally. She is about 40 lbs and is black, brown and tan. If anyone out there has seen her or knows what happened to her, please call 906-2750. -- Thank you -- Joy Helm -- Tuesday May 15, 2007
.. Misc. News: Brumley Engagement / State Tennis / Sears Legislative Report
May 14,

CHS Baccalaureate
5th and Broadway in Collinsville: Work is commencing on the Broadway Bridge Project. The intersection at 5th and Broadway will also be getting improvements. Please be aware of signage and follow the directional instructions, please use Main Street as much as possible, and please be patient as the construction should only take about a week. -- From City Manager Pam Polk (~Noon Monday 5/14/2007)
Postage rates increased Monday May 14th. -- Ted
Hi Ted, I read the letter Deb L. wrote about special olympics. I wanted to make a correction. It was Collinsville Rural Fire Department who sent the kids out of town. My sister is a special Olympic athlete and my brother, Ronn B., and his friend, D-Ray, who works for Collinsville Rural Fire Department sent the kids out of town. We want to thank Collinsville Rural for taking out their time and sending out our athletes! -- -Christine B. 5/14/2007

Thank You To Visitors -- Ted -- And Thank You To Advertisers
From 5/12/2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Katherine E. Graber, 87, homemaker, died Thursday. Services pending. Reynolds.
Per 5/10/2007 Tulsa World: Claremore -- Nora Weeden, 60, died Tuesday. Memorial service 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Shekinah Ministries, Collinsville. Musgrove-Merriott-Smith. CHS Graduation Tuesday May 15th Beware Highway 20 construction To Claremore (consider Oologah route)
Misc. News: Cherokee Campaign / Rain - High Water / Bridges
May 10,

CHS Seniors / Track / Ambulance
[Note: the site seems back to normal 2pm Sunday May 13th -- Ted]
Sorry for those unable to reach for the past day or so. My provider moved the site to a new server without warning me. It takes 2-3 days for the new address to propogate to all the name servers. This temporary address [] can be emailed to your friends to help me get the word out in the mean time. In a few days the normal name should be found. -- Ted Wright -- Sat May 12, 2007 11am
Boys State Golf Results: Jared Ward shot 77 + 75 = l52 and tied for 21st in the State Tourn. This was his best 2 rounds in his three years at the state. The tournament was cut short by 18 holes because of the weather. Jared had to play 26 holes on Monday and 10 on Tues. after long early morning delays because of weather. Early Sunday morning a small tornado destoryed a lot of trees and the grounds crew had to spend about four hours getting the golf course ready to play. Most golf courses would have canceled the tournament but the Head Professional at the golf got his crew together and got the course ready to play. Then Tues. morning we got about one inch of rain and we were delayed until noon before we could tee off. Real proud of Jared. He is the first golfer that I have had who qualified 3 straight years for state. -- Thanks, Bob Pratt (5/10/2007) May 9-11 was Oklahoma's Special Olympics. Collinsville had about 12 athletes competing. I had the privlidge of spending Thursday May 10 in Stillwater with several of the athletes, coaches and assistants. This was my first experience with this and I have to say that those coaches do an incredible job with those kids, one of whom happens to by my son. This event is something that my son will remember for years to come and I want to publicly thank these amazingly dedicated and caring people who made it happen for him and all the others that were able to compete this year. All of these young people are returning home on Friday some with Gold medals in their event, while others are bringing home the silver and bronze, and all bringing home ribbons for placing in their events. Also I'd like to thank the Collinsville Fire department for providing the escort out of town, the way my son described it, I truly believe that by providing that escort, you gave him one of the most thrilling moments of his life. -- Deb L, Special Olympic Mom and proud of it!
Thursday May 10th: 6:30-8pm Hogs'N'Hot Rods Volunteer Rally (at City Hall) ... for June 9th event Sunday May 13th: Mother's Day & Baccalaureate 2pm at CHS Gym
I'll still be making a few additions to the 2007 CHS graduate pages through graduation night (May 15th). Please let me know if you see any errors or if you would like to purchase an ad. -- Ted Wright -- May 5th, 2007 (I moved the Valedictorians to another page)
Misc. News: Baseball Tourney / Library Volunteers / Brown All-Conf.
May 8,

CHS 1987 Twenty Year Reunion
Per 5/8/2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Barbara Ann Dossett, 60, insurance claims technician, died Monday. Services pending. Mowery, Owasso. Owasso -- Clyde "Bud" Minier, 61, telecommunications engineer, died Thursday. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Baptist Tabernacle, Collinsville. Mowery.
Chance Riley and Steven Chiartano placed 4th at Tennis Regionals yesterday in #1 doubles, this qualified them for State this Friday & Saturday. -- Lori Stout (May 8th)
Collinsville Tri-County Fair Board met Tuesday (May 8th) at 7:30 at Citizens/4-H building. VCO & Band Boosters also met. Caney River above flood stage of 26 feet (27.73ft at 11am) (28.34ft at 7pm) -- May 8th -- That Corp of Engineer's link (with raw unconfirmed data) is always available on the "About Us" page of (at 28.90ft 2pm May 9th)
Plan Ahead For CHS Graduation -- Construction on Highway 20 is causing daily delays from Collinsville to Claremore. School administrators recommend leaving early or taking the route via Oologah instead. Graduation starts at 7:30pm but the doors open at 6:30 on Tuesday May 15th at the Claremore Expo Center. -- Ted -- Monday May 7th Sorry: I missed the Chorus Concert Monday with two meetings and my car in the shop at the same time. I'd be happy to use any photos submitted. -- Ted -- May 7th 10:30pm
Misc. News: State Track / Gas Prices / Recycle Contest / Baseball Titians
May 7,

3rd Graders To Visit Morrow Farm
CHS Band Banquet
May 6,

Year End Awards
Ryan Christian Hired As
CHS Boys BB Coach

May 7,

Chronister & Nichols Resigned
City Now Owns Two
Operational Ambulances

May 7,

Dept. Of Corrections Contract
Per 5/7/2007
Tulsa World:
Collinsville -- Theda Blanche Teasley, 77, homemaker, died Thursday. Service 1 p.m. Tuesday, Johnson Funeral Home Chapel, Sperry. Tulsa -- Robert Edwin Mayfield, 56, retailer, died Saturday. Private family services. Collinsville Funeral Home, Collinsville.
Flash Flood potential -- heavy rains started (again) Sunday night. Lightning strikes took out my electricity about 10:30pm Sunday (May 6th at the Newspaper Museum). I have several print orders ready for kids at CHS but may wait for a gap in the rain. -- Ted 10:30am Monday
Per 5/6/2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Bruce Alan Harvey, 54, Arrow Speed truck driver, died Wednesday. Service 10 a.m. Monday, Sien-Shelton Funeral Home Chapel, Skiatook, and graveside service 1 p.m. Tuesday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson.
CHS Baseball Cards Lose
In Extra Inning To Vinita

May 4,

Then Won/Lost ... Season Over
Chamber of Commerce
Hears From Visiting Nurses

May 3,

Different Levels Of Care Available
Per Friday 5/4/2007 Tulsa World: 4A State Girls Golf -- Collinsville finished 10th in State. 2-Day Collinsville Totals: Toni Slagle 171; Katelin Moore 210; Britni Schmauss 201; Amy Garrett 209; Carrie Coulter 216.
Chronister To Play Basketball For Northern Oklahoma
May 3,

Mavericks at Tonkowa Campus
Misc. News: Rep. Sears Report / Youth Baseball / Postage Increase
May 2,

Oklahoma Quarter Design Selected
Updated info for June 9th Hogs 'N' Hot Rods posted May 3rd
Per 5/3/2007 Tulsa World: Toni Slagle shot an 84 for 9th place (so far) at the 4A State Girls Golf Tournament in OKC. I haven't heard any tennis results yet ... suspect they may be rain delayed also? -- Ted -- May 3rd 38,024 visits to during April 2007
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Hey Ted..just an fyi…watched the (CHS Soccer) boys lose to Cascia Hall 2-0…They did an awesome job playing the number ONE seed…game was tied 0-0 until about 20 minutes into the second half..first goal was scored after a bogus handball call which the ref called inside the goal box for a direct kick (everyone from CHS side thought it was outside the box)…second goal came not long after that. The boys fought hard and should be proud of their accomplishment! Go Cards! -- Tracey Jarrard -- 1am 5/2/2007 From 5/2/2007 Tulsa World: Class 4A Soccer Playoffs -- Cascia Hall 2, Collinsville 0: At Cascia Hall, the defending state champs upped their record to 13-0 with the shutout victory.
Nifty Fifties Awards
of Excellence

May 1,

Eleven CHS Students Honored
Recent Obituaries:
Collinsville Funeral Home
Frank E. Bourbonnais
(June 20, 1951 - April 29, 2007)
Visitation at Collinsville Wednesday & Services 10am. Thursday, May 3 at Mowery (Owasso)
Individual 2007 CHS Graduate
Pages Now Online

May 1,

Will Be Updated Thru Graduation Night
Misc. News: Youth Activities / CHS Sports / Photo Orders
May 1,

Hogs Volunteers / Round Up Club
Individual 2007 CHS graduates pages are now online. (Click here). There is still plenty of work to do in the next 2 weeks. If you see an error on any page please let me know. -- Ted Wright -- Tuesday 6am May 1st [I'm heading home for some sleep]. Had some sleep ... now trying to catch up on backlog of other work -- Ted -- Tuesday afternoon
See May Calendars for more events. Bye Bye Birdie coming May 22 & 24.
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.
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