Sept. 2007 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... call Ted Wright (918) 371-1901 or send email to
5A Volleyball Regional At Bixby Starts Tues Oct. 2 with Deer Creek & Coweta & Collinsville (at 6pm) & Bixby
CIty Accepts Bid For TEA-21 Main St. Beautification (Extra $56K Needed)
Oct. 1 , 2007
City Clerk Has Resigned / Walnut St. Closures
Tulsa County Commissioner John Smaligo will be the speaker Thursday (noon at the Library) for the monthly meeting of the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce Oct. 4th ... (just 5 day before the County River Tax vote)
Misc. News: CDI Oct. Events / New Reasor's / Hwy 169 Rollover
Sept. 30, 2007
Taste of Collinsville Oct. 11th
Collinsville Band At Owasso Marching Contest
Sept. 29, 2007
Cadets Finished First In 4A
6th Grade Football
Win Over Jenks White

Sept. 29, 2007
16-0 Win At Sallee Field
Fall Festival Downtown Saturday
Sept. 29, 2007
Round Up Club Dance On Plaza
Misc. Sports: Cross Country Results / Softball Summary / VB Regional Set
Sept. 30, 2007
Kids Basketball Sign-Up / Kid FB Results
ECC "Cardinals With Character" (Honesty)
Sept. 28, 2007
Wilson & Herald Items Also
Recent Obituaries from
Collinsville Funeral Home
Ross Vann
(June 14, 1941 - September 28, 2007)
Services 10am Tuesday, October 2, at Liberty Freewill Baptist Church in Oologah
Helen Juanita Ring
(May 1, 1924 - September 27, 2007)
Services 10am Monday, Oct. 1, at the First Assembly of God Church in Collinsville
CHS Football Loss To Wagoner Here Friday
Sept. 28, 2007
Cardinals Had Improved 2nd Half
Friday Softball Update: The girls won the 1st game today beating Vinita 3-1. Abby Miller started out pitching but took a hard hit to the arm while batting (possible fracture). Kylie Cole came in to pitch this game as well as the entire game with Claremore Sequoyah. We played them for the championship but lost 2-1 in the 10th inning. We were losing 0-1 and in the 6th inning Miriah McElroy hit a homerun to tie it up. We fought hard every inning but in the bottom of the 10th they had a runner on 2nd and a hard hit to the right side scored the winning run for Sequoyah. The girls should be proud, they played their hearts out and never gave up! -- Missy Delozier -- 9-28-2007 10:30pm
Thursday Update: The girls lost the 2nd game to Claremore Sequoyah 4-1. They play today at 12:30 against Vinita. Loser goes home ... winner plays Claremore Sequoyah at 2:00 for the championship. We'd have to beat them twice to go to State. -- Missy Delozier -- 9-28-2007 am
Initial Softball Regional Win
Sept. 27, 2007
9-4 Over Vinita / To Play Clm.Seq
7th Grade Football Cardinals Defeated Glenpool 16-6
Sept. 27, 2007
Plus 9th Grade Double OT Report
From Friday 9-28-2007 Tulsa World:
-- Helen J. Ring, 83, died Thursday. Services pending. Collinsville Funeral Home.
-- Elva Lavaun Mitchell, 85, Hillcrest Medical Center employee, died Wednesday. Services pending. Sien-Shelton, Skiatook.
From Thursday 9-27-2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Theodore L. "Ted" Day, 70, died Wednesday. Services pending. Mowery, Owasso. Editorial: I was a surprised today to see the local newspaper (my compeititor) come out in favor of increasing sales taxes for the entire county for a river project far from Collinsville and most other county residents. I don't object to the project, just the way it is being funded. The Jenks Riverwalks project (which the rest of the county didn't have to pay for) is cited as an example of why we should help Tulsa pay for their own development. A new tax here is likely the only way Collinsville will ever have a usable swimming pool again. Taxes will continue (or be raised) to keep building Collinsville classrooms to keep up with school growth here. Other taxes may be required soon for other Collinsville maintenance, protection and growth issues. Taxpayers have a limit in how much more they will tolerate. Given a choice, I would rather pay my taxes for specific Collinsville uses than pay for Tulsa improvements and hope for a potential trickle down benefit. I challange the claimed 9000+ new jobs as a typical pre-election claim. I treat it the same as the Vision 2025 pre-election listing of funds for "low water dams on the Arkansas River" that we are now told were just for "studies" not actually building anything. I was in favor of Vision 2025 and 4-to-fix the county votes as they at least had token Collinsville projects. I have little confidence in either the City of Tulsa or the County after recent suspicious changes at the County?/City? Fairgrounds in Tulsa. As with most scams the kicker is usually when you are told that "you must decide now as the offer will not be available later" ... with millions of developer dollars being waived as a carrot before voters with a lack of solid information on who will really benefit from our tax dollars. Vote NO Oct. 9th for Collinsville to have a chance to make it's own improvements. -- Ted Wright -- 9-26-2007 -- 4pm
Collinsville Sales Tax Comparisons
Sept. 26, 2007
Feb-July 2007 Distribution Reports
While studying the July 2007 sales tax reports ... I was stunned to find what looks like Tulsa County collecting 35% of all of the county sales tax collected in the entire state of Oklahoma! ($7.5 million out of $21.2 million). Oklahoma County, Cleveland County, etc... the major counties around OKC do not collect county taxes if I'm intrepreting the report correctly? -- Ted 1am Thursday
The driver of this vehicle is sitting up with his head bandaged after crossing the center median and then southbound lanes of Highway 169 Wednesday (Sept. 26th) just before 2pm. There were apparently no other vehicles struck by the northbound vehicle which ended up on it's side on the west side of the highway between 126th and 136th St. North. -- Ted 2:55pm Wednesday
Collinsville In The 1930s
Sept. 26, 2007
9th In A Centennial Series
From Tuesday 9-25-2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Thelma Margaret "Molly" Jury, 84, homemaker, died Sunday. Services pending. Reynolds. (9/26 update: Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Meadowcreek United Methodist )
FFA Sausage For Sale -- Call 371-4882 2007-2008 Johnson O'Malley Indian Education Election
One of the most important components of the JOM program is parent involvement. This October, parents of JOM eligible children will have an opportunity to get involved in the development of the JOM program at their school.

Elections for JOM Indian Education Committee members will be held Monday, October 1, 2007 at the Indian Education Building, 310 S. 14th St., Collinsville, Oklahoma at 6:30 p.m.

To serve on the JOM IEC, a person must be the parent or guardian of a JOM verified child. School board members or spouses and school employees or spouses can not serve on the committee. For more information contact Janice Fields at (918) 371-5449.
The CHS JV Football team won their 4th game of the season (Sept. 24th) with a come from behind 16-12 win over Claremore Sequoyah. After falling behind 12-0 in the first half due to some kicking game problems the Cardinals stormed back in the second half with some dominating defense and two scoring drives to take the led. Kyle Crutcher scored both Cardinal touchdowns and Collinsville was able to convert both extra points for the difference. -- Jim Riley 9-25-2007
4A Softball Regional at Claremore Sequoyah Thursday Sept. 27th: Clm Seq-vs-Locust Grove at 1:30 and Vinita -vs- Collinsville at 3pm. Losers at 4:30 & winners at 6pm. Finish Friday 9/28. This was posted on the site Monday evening and subject to change based on past experience. -- Ted -- 9-24-2007 6:15pm
Collinsville Elementary Basketball Sign-UP -- Sat. Sept. 29th 9 am-12:00 noon at Herald Elementary -- $40.00 sign-up fee (Does not include uniform) for Grades 3rd - 6th -- For more information contact Robert Hendrix 371-5305 or email
City Utility Payment Office will be closed Wednesday Sept. 26th from 10am-2pm for city employee training session.
Fall Festival Downtown Saturday Sept. 29th
Pet Palooza Sunday Oct. 7th
"CARDINALS CAN" -- Local Food Pantry Drive -- Help feed our local citizens in need.
Fill the truck bed with canned food. Where: Sallee Football Field, Date: Thursday September 27, 2007, Time: 4:30 - 7:30 pm
Owasso Community Resources -- serving the residents of Owasso and Collinsville --
Suite 109 109 N Birch Owasso, OK 74055 --(i.e. bring food and attend the JrHi Football games -vs- Glenpool Thursday)
INFC Youth Football
9-22-2007 Results
(from Jay Crutchfield)
1st Cville Black 13 Owasso Cardinal 0
1st Cville Red 12 Claremore Gold 19
1st Cville White 12 TBC Green 20
3rd Cville Black 0 Claremore Red 35
3rd Cville Red 12 SS Black 0
4th Cville Black 18 Miami 6
4th Cville Red 26 Coweta White 0
4th Cville White 38 Jenks Gold 6
5th Cville 35 Owasso Red 0
6th Cville 22 BA Black 24
Might Might Red Football -vs- Claremore Gold
Sept. 22, 2007
1st & 2nd Grade Football
3rd Grade Football
-vs- Claremore Red

Sept. 22, 2007
Youth Football At Sallee Field
CHS Softball (Sat. Sept. 22nd): Beat Sperry 11-4 in the first game --Abby Miller winning pitcher. Beat Memorial in the 2nd game 5-0 --Kylee Cole the winner and then Memorial beat our JVs 5-2 with Kristie Moore taking the loss. -- per Ron Evans 9-22-2007 DROP BURY Contractors needed in Tulsa and surrounding area for long-term contract. Call 918-599-7674 or fax resume to 918-599-7189
Code Red Underground, L.L.C.
Softball Lady Cards Finally Got Past Oologah For District Title
Sept. 21, 2007
Advance To Regionals
CHS Football Rally
Fell Short At Miami

Sept. 21, 2007
14-20 Loss In 4A-3 District Play
The Collinsville High School cross country track team had a meet Thursday at Obrien Park, The Booker T. Washington Invitational.
Girls Team Results: 1 Owasso, 2 Booker T. Washington, 3 Collinsville, 4 Tulsa Edison, 5 Victory Christian, 6 Miami, 7. Muskogee, 8. Mannford.
Individual Results 3200 M run: 8th Jenny Dyer 13.35, 14th Jessica Dyer 13.51, 23rd Myranda Murphy 14.20, 25th Alex Atkinson 14.27, 26th Kelsey Holeman 14.30
Thanks for keeping the town updated!, Coach Stacy 9-21-2007
Fall Festival
Downtown Saturday Sept. 29th
Pet Palooza
Oct. 7th
The 7th grade Football team won a hard fought defensive battle with Oologah 6-0. Newt Salisbury scored the Cardinal TD on a 1 yrd run. The 8th graders lost 8-6 for the second straight week. The Cardinal 8th graders had a TD pass called back and dropped another pass in the end zone. The 9th grade lost their annual battle with Oologah 36-16. Cardinal mistakes where the difference in this game. Turnovers and poor tackling were the culprit for the Cardinals. -- Jim Riley (9-21-2007) From Friday 9-21-2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Frank Turrentine, 73, electrical lineman, died Wednesday. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Mowery Funeral Home Chapel, Owasso.
District Softball Split With Oologah Here Thursday
Sept. 20, 2007
Play Again 1pm Friday
Volleyball Seniors' Final
Home Game With Bixby

Sept. 20, 2007
Two Away Trips Before Regionals
Misc. News: Homerun Club / Home Representative Club
Sept. 18, 2007
B-Way Bridge Near Completion
Herald Elementary
Character Kids: "Respect"

Sept. 19, 2007
Smarter Than A 4th Grader?
Wilson Students Studied
Police Dog & Bird Houses

Sept. 18, 2007
Elementary School Activities
CHS Football at Miami Friday Sept. 21 (Also OU-TU Football in Tulsa)
Fall Festival Sept. 29th
From 9-18-2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Mary E. Norris, 62, died Monday. Services pending. Mowery, Owasso. The Cardinal JV Football team pushed their record to 3-0 with a 27-0 whipping of Skiatook Monday night (Sept. 17) . -- Jim Riley
My 2 dogs got out of the yard (near 156th & Memorial) Monday night: one is a black schnauzer and the other is a black/white border collie. If anyone has seen them PLEASE, PLEASE contact me at 231-3524. -- Melissa Whitlock 9-18-2007
CHS Students Built Model Homes
Sept. 17, 2007
Family and Consumer Science Program
JrHi Softball At Conference Tournament
Sept. 17, 2007
2nd Place Finish In Tulsa 7
Fashion Show Raised
Funds For Education

Sept. 15, 2007
CEF Event At Middle School
Misc. News: Bike2Work / Car Wash / Wilson Cover / Mazzio's For Band
Sept. 17, 2007
Dixon Auction Ends Sept. 20th
5th Grade Football
12-0 Win Over Broken Arrow Black

Sept. 15, 2007
"Coach Ron" Show Link
9-15-2007 Youth Football Results (from Jay Crutchfield):
1st Cville Black 13 Claremore Gold 0
1st Cville White 12 Catoosa Green 0
1st Cville Red 0 TBC Black 34
3rd Cville Red 14 ET Gold 6
3rd Cville Black 6 Miami 0

4th Cville White 0 Owasso Red 6
4th Cville Red 0 Jenks Silver 12
4th Cville Black 0 Union Silver 12
5th Cville 12 B A Black 0
6th Cville 35 Claremore Red 0
4th Grade White Football
-vs- Owasso Red

Sept. 15, 2007
Game At Sallee Field Saturday
4th Grade Red Football
-vs- Jenks Silver

Sept. 15, 2007
Game At Sallee Field Saturday
Trash Bags May Be Required In Pending Ordinance
Sept. 17, 2007
Smalygo Properties Easement Vacated
From Sat. 9-15-2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Charles Dean "C.D." Burke, 89, salesman, died Friday. Services pending. Mowery, Owasso.
CHS Cardinals Salvage 7-0
Overtime Win at Skiatook

Sept. 14, 2007
Three Pages Of Photos Online
Amanda Myers Wed
Kyle Knollenberg

Sept. 15, 2007
Wedding Was Sept. 5th
Misc. News: Patchwork Quilters / Congressman Sullivan on Iraq War & Teen Drivers
Sept. 14, 2007
Cross Country Track Results From Bishop Kelley
The Softball Lady Cards defeated Oologah and Hale at the Oologah tournament and play again at ~10am Saturday Sept. 15th
JrHi Softball Here
-vs- Oologah

Sept. 13, 2007
Two Games Thursday
Jr High Football Teams Took 2 of 3 Games at Hominy (Thursday Sept. 13th): The Cardinal 7th grade football team won their game with Hominy 13-0. The 8th grade lost a hard fought defensive struggle 6-8 and the Cardinal freshman team won their game 14-0. -- Jim Riley (9-14-2007)
Double Softball Win
Over Bristow

Sept. 11, 2007
CHS Lady Cards Sweep
ONG Gas Franchise Approved (75-11) by Collinsville Voters Sept. 11th + unknown absentee votes 78-13 per Tulsa County Election Board unofficial results 9/12/2007 -- (Previous Gas Vote 2005) at Health Center:
24 Yes & 4 No from 1858 registered voters
at Community Church:
51 Yes & 7 No from 2799 registered voters
at Maranatha Church:
0 Yes & 0 No from 386 registered voters
7th & 8th Grade Volleyball
-vs- Victory Christian

Sept. 10, 2007
JrHi Here Monday
Varsity Volleyball
Loss To Victory Christian

Sept. 11, 2007
Freshman Also Tuesday
Misc. News: Asphalt On East Broadway / City Worker Honored By Meadowcreek
Sept. 11, 2007
Hist. Society Visit / New Doctor
DROP BURY Contractors needed in Tulsa and surrounding area for long-term contract. Call 918-599-7674 or fax resume to 918-599-7189
Code Red Underground, L.L.C.
FYI -- I cast only the 5th vote at the Health Center at 10:25am this morning. Go Vote!!! -- Ted -- 9-11-2007 Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Funeral Home: Jerry D. Nash (August 11, 1933 - September 9, 2007) Services 2pm Wed. Sept. 12, 2007 at Ridgelawn Cemetery From the Sept. 11, 2007 Tulsa World: -- Collinsville: Earl K. Shirley, 81, died Monday. Services pending. Peters-Stumpff, Skiatook. (9/12 update: Service 10am. Friday, Faith Fellowship Church)
The Cardinal JV Football team moved their record to 2-0 with a 10-0 whipping of Catoosa on Monday. Steven Majike nailed a 38 yard field goal in the second period to give Collinsville a 3-0 lead. The Cardinal defense smothered Catoosa for very little if any yards and it looked like the 3 points would hold up for the win. Late in the 4th quarter Shane Douglas scored a touchdown on a 1 yard run giving the Cardinals a 10 pt lead. -- Jim Riley (9-11-2007)
Vote Sept. 11th
ONG Gas Franchise With City of Collinsville (Sample Ballot)
4A-3 HS Football District: (2-0 : Grove & Wagoner) (1-1: Collinsville, Jay, Miami, Webster) (0-2: Oologah, Pryor)
(Note: Webster's first win after 35 losses)
CEF Fashion Show (Saturday, Sept. 15, 2pm at Middle School Commons). Clothing provided by Belks Department Store of Owasso. Models will be: Mayor Stan Sallee, Rusty Poindexter, John Coleman, Lane Coulter, Dalton Rasmussen, Kaleb Hamilton, Ethan Miller, Mariah McElroy, Jessica Dyer, Principal Kelly Hamlin, Principal Cosair Thurman, Principal Rachel Chronister, Katie Crugar, Cassie Smith, Laci Anderson, Judy Cox, Alberta Bonebrake, Jade F. Sallee, Brook Oliver, and Brinkley Howard. -- Collinsville Education Foundation Fund Raiser
From Sept. 8, 2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Juanita I. Rogers, 88, cook, died Friday. Services pending. Moore's, Owasso.
2007 Homecoming Parade
Sept. 7, 2007
CHS 1977 Joined Activities
Crossing Guards Sought
For 15th-Broadway&Main

Sept. 10, 2007
School Bond Vote Likely In March 2008
CHS Football Win 14-7 Over Catoosa
Sept. 7, 2007

Mollie Colpitt Crowned HC Queen
Misc. News: Cross Country Track Started / Sample Ballots / Shelter $'s
Sept. 7, 2007
Baseball Booster Seek Your Support
Heavy Rains Saturday Morning ... Highway 20 to Skiatook was closed -- 9am 9-8-2007
CHS JV Football
Win Over Mannford

Sept. 4, 2007
27-0 Here Tuesday
Chamber of Commerce
Heard From ODOT Director

Sept. 6, 2007
Pre-Meeting For S-Curve Extension
Misc. News: Bridge & Apts / Shelter Thanks / CHS Spirit
Sept. 5, 2007
Bridge Might Finish This Month
Happy 100th Birthday
State Of Oklahoma
Individual Photos:
Fall Sports / Band Seniors

Sept. 5, 2007
Collinsville High School
4th Grade Champs At Kansas Tournament
Sept. 4, 2007
Submitted Photos &Text
Collinsville in the 1920s
Sept. 4, 2007
8th In A Centennial Series
Recent Updates:
Animal Shelter (Eat at Chick-Fil-A Thurs. 5-8pm)
City Commission Agenda
Sept. 4, 2007
Long-Term GRDA Contract Tabled / Darling Gift Property Accepted
Tuesday Sept. 4th: 6:30pm JV Football here -vs- Mannford From Sept.1, 2007 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Edward H. Lynn, 71, died Friday. Services pending. Johnson, Sperry.
CHS Football Cardinals
Drop Opening Game

August 31, 2007
Traded Turnovers With Mannford
Labor Day Holiday Monday Sept. 3rd Monday residential trash pick up moves to Wed.
I have individual photo CDs that need to be picked up for: Donelson, Sullivan, & Flynn. -- Ted Wright 9/1/2007 (& 9/23) I have prints to be picked up for Nair and Morgans. -- Ted 8/14 (& 9/23) CHS 1967 reunion prints are completed but not picked up. -- Ted 8/14 (& 9/23)
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