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Dec. 2008 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... email Ted Wright:
Collinsville Youth Soccer sign-ups: The dates are January 10th,17th,& 24th at American Bank of Oklahoma community room from 9am to noon. Questions can be directed to 371-3189. -- Jack Hawkins (President Collinsville Soccer Club) 12/31/2008
Being Counted (here) In 2010 Helps Collinsville
Dec. 31, 2008
Some Can Earn Part Time Pay
Misc. News: New Herald Classrooms In Progress
Dec. 31, 2008
Cat & Squirrel Behavior
Free Daily News ... for & about Collinsville ... on -- Why wait til next week? (or later?)
The Collinsville Chamber of Commerce Jan. 2009 Newsletter has been added online at -- Ted 12/30/2008Dr. Kara Gae Neal (CEO/Superintendent of Tulsa Technology Center) will be the keynote speaker at the Jan. 17th Chamber Banquet. Cory Slagle will be installed as the 2009 Chamber President. Order your tickets from Wanda at the Chamber office (or purchase at the Jan. 8th monthly meet ... Ricky Hayes is that speaker). -- Ted 12/20/2008I've added a link to the new Church of the Nazarene web site on my Organization page. If you are aware of other organization link updates please email me. -- 12/30/2008
William Jefferson Lambert (August 11, 1907 - December 28, 2008) Oologah Dolton Funeral Home (101 year old Oologah resident)12/30/2008 Tulsa World Coverage of (Miss Oklahoma) Kelsey Cartwright
(Previous coverage)
Miss America Countdown starts Friday (Jan. 2nd)12/29/2008 Tulsa World Coverage of Smelter Cleanup Plan
(Previous coverage)
The city commission tabled the sales tax election question Monday based on an inconsistant amount on the agenda -vs- the actual amount in the resolution. This delay will likely cause a shift from a March 2009 citizen vote to an April 2009 citizen vote on a new 3/4 cent sales tax for 20 years + a 10 year extension of an existing 1 cent tax set to expire in ~10 years. -- Ted Wright 8:25pm Monday 12/29/2008 (The election would likely be for park-road-bridge improvements & an extension of the downtown streetscape & a jail). -- more details later)
Special City meeting on new sales tax!! I just happened to check the city hall postings board at 2:45pm Monday and found a meeting that likely very few are aware of tonight at 6pm at city hall.-- Ted 12/29/2008 (see item 18 in the status summary below)Blood Drive Tuesday Dec. 30th (2-6) at Masonic Lodge
Status Summary Of On-Going City/School Activities
Dec. 29, 2008
Snapshot With Links To Original Coverage
2008 Year Summary By Month
Dec. 28, 2008
Links to the Originals Photo Pages
Happy New Year
"The Rock 'n' Roll Dreams of Duncan Christopher," they said then, was going to be a full-length independent feature film shot in Tulsa about a 30-year-old Collinsville guy trying to fulfill his musical destiny. -- Tulsa World (Spot) 12/28/2008
From Saturday Dec. 27, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Dorothy J. Morrow, 78, former U.S. government secretary, died Thursday. Services pending. Reynolds. -- [Memorial service 1 p.m. Monday, Meadowcreek United Methodist Church]From Saturday Dec. 27, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Pamela G. Stevenson, 51, former business owner, died Wednesday. Services pending. Reynolds. -- [Private family services]
Honorable Mentions for Seth Marsh & Jenifer Dyer on 12/26/2008 Tulsa World Cross Country Track Lists.
From Friday Dec. 26, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Novelene Boyd, 82, died Thursday. Services pending. Mowery, Owasso. [retired from Seiscor Technologies, died Thursday. Graveside service 3 p.m. Monday, Ridgelawn Cemetery] 2008 Year End Photo Sampler
Dec. 26, 2008
Big Changes In Collinsville This Year
Bowl Games
From Thursday Dec. 25, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Okla May Newman, 98, retired Hissom Memorial Children's Hospital laboratory technician, died Monday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Rose Hill Memorial Park Chapel of Peace, Tulsa. Ninde Brookside, Tulsa. Okla May Newman ObituaryMemories of Okla May's
First 97 Years

Dec. 25, 2008
Collected By Missy DeLozier
Misc. News: Dalton Rasmussen Named To All-State / CHS Football Reception
Dec. 24, 2008
Loftin Santa Photo / Masons Host Blood Drive
More Tulsa World softball recognition for Linsey Curtis -- 12/24/20081979, 1969 & 1959 CHS reunion updates at -- Ted 12/23/2008
Not hearing much "new" news but I have several pages of 2008 year-end review material in progress which will go online over the next few days. -- Ted 12/23/2008Ricky Hayes (owner of Retail Attractions, Inc.) will be discussing economic development at the Jan. 4th, 2009 Collinsville Chamber of Commerce noon luncheon.
Dalton Rasmussen named to Coach's All-State Football Team per 12/23/2008 Tulsa World as East wide receiver.
Hi Ted. I am a Collinsville resident and read your website frequently. I lost my camera the day of the Collinsville parade. I was parked and seated right in front of Clark's feed/pecan store, right on the corner. Could you post my contact info regarding the camera? -- Thanks so much, April Clark (344-2645) email:
CHS basketball Jan. 5th at Locust Grove Invitational: 7:20 Girls vs Westville & 8:25 Boys vs Westville -- 12/22
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6th Grade Basketball Girls
Dec. 18, 2008
Few photos from Skiatook Game
Misc. News: 4th Grade Basketball Girls / CHS Wrestlers At Claremore
Dec. 22, 2008
Tackle Alzheimer's During BCS Games
Collinsville Swept Cleveland
Dec. 19, 2008
CHS Basketball Here Friday
Mary Bergsten Death In Shawnee
Dec. 19, 2008
Pfeffer Relatives In Collinsville
Misc. News: Pet of the Week /
Wright Christmas Card

Dec. 19, 2008
Morrow Grand-Daughter Wed In NY
The Collinsville schools used their 3 built-in snow days Mon-Tues-Wed this week due to icy roads. April 10, 17, 24 will become normal school days and any additional days missed will need to be made up. -- Ted 12/19 (2008-2009 school calendar)
CHS basketball here tonight 12/19 (-vs- Cleveland). And the Oologah game delayed by weather Tuesday has been rescheduled to Jan 16th here.Frances Streitel Villa in Collinsville has 5-star nursing home rating per 12/19/2008 Tulsa World
Dalton Salisbury Listed in Tulsa World's Top 10 HS Wrestlers 12/18/2008CHS Wrestling Dual here -vs- Cascia Hall 12/18 --Note: this event has moved to Jan. 20th (thanks to the Crowder's for a revised schedule 12/19)Misc. News: Five Year Old Hero /
Home School Band Concert

Dec. 18, 2008
JrHi Wrestlers 2nd At Oologah Tourney
Appears school is back on for Thursday as I don't see any closings posted. -- Ted 9:35pm Wed. 12/17If you have news / photos you'd like to share with the community ... please email:
Misc. News: DEQ Smelter Cleanup "Remedy" /
Sewer Inspection

Dec. 17, 2008
5th Grade Cheer Challenge
Collinsville Schools were closed again Wednesday Dec. 17th.
This downtown view midnight Sunday shows just a thin coat of ice/sleet. That is mostly gone midnight Monday but more could be on the way overnight. -- Ted 12/16Four City of Collinsville employees were recognized for 25 years of service Monday Dec. 15th.
Preliminary Jan. 2009 event calendar online today 12/15/2008. If you are aware of other community events I've missed please let me know. -- Ted Wright (email: a few more days left to order individual photo CDs from the archives. (More Info) -- Ted 12/15Collinsville Schools will apparently also be closed Tuesday Dec. 16th - per KOTV 6:30pm Monday
No school Monday (Dec. 15, 2008) "due to adverse road conditions" per school's web site:
From Sunday Dec. 14, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Nina Lavina Maimbourg, 93, physician's assistant, died Friday. Graveside service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Park Grove Cemetery, Broken Arrow. Moore's Southlawn, Tulsa. Sunday Forecast: Temps drop from 70s into 30s for several sloppy days. - 12/14 (At 16 degrees at 11:20pm Sunday)From Sunday Dec. 14, 2008 Tulsa World: CHS basketball girls lost 25-31 to Bristow at Sperry & CHS boys lost 53-56 to Barnsdall.Monday 12/15 7pm : City meet
Collinsville Christmas Parade
Dec. 13, 2008
Kelsey Cartwright: Grand Marshall
Merchant Giveaway Saturday
Dec. 13, 2008
Two Shoppers Gained $500 Each
With Lucky Ticket Numbers
From Saturday Dec. 13, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Jimmy C. Underwood, 68, horse trainer, died Friday. Visitation 1-7 p.m. Sunday and service 10:30 a.m. Monday, both at Reynolds Funeral Service Chapel. From 12/13 Tulsa World -- Saturday at Sperry Basketball Tournament: Girls: Collinsville-vs-Bristow for 1st & Boys: Collinsville-vs-Barnsdall for 3rd
Misc. News: Patchwork Quilters / Pets Needs Homes
Dec. 13, 2008
INCOG Transportation Surveys
Miss Oklahoma, Kelsey Cartwright, was the Grand Marshall of the Collinsville Christmas Parade.If there was a tree lighting on the plaza in after cash givaway I missed it Saturday. -- Ted
Misc. News: Shelby Charles Signs With Labette / Masonic Check To WWAH
Dec. 12, 2008
3rd Grade Boys Basketball
City Agenda For
Monday Dec. 15

Dec. 12, 2008

Public Hearing On Road/Easement Closure at Undisclosed Location?
Tulsa World says CHS Basketball boys lost 58-60 to Miami in the Sperry Tournament Thursday -- Ted 12/12Today: 11am Christmas ParadeToday: 5pm Merchant Giveaway at 12th & Main (you must be present with your ticket stubs to win)
Bands Performed
Winter Concert

Dec. 9, 2008
Three Bands: 6th-12th Grade
Misc. News: All-State Chorus & Band / Miss Oklahoma Surprise & TV Appearances
Dec. 11, 2008
Christmas Decorations
From Dec. 11, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Ada M. Harrison, 92, homemaker, died Tuesday. Churchill, Owasso. Two additional photos have been added to the Boar's Heade Feast photo page. -- Ted 12/11/2008
Thirteen CHS Football Cardinals Received All-District Recognition
Dec. 10, 2008
2008 Football Cardinals Finished 2nd in District 4A-3
Thursday Dec. 11th is your last day to get merchant tickets for the Dec. 13th (5pm) Giveaway ... on the City Plaza
CHS Basketball Boys Beat Sperry (Tulsa World Story 12/10) & Girls will play Pawhuska next10:50pm Tuesday Update: With the temperature down to 24 degrees and the mositure stopped, the afternoon's thin ice is now mostly freeze dried. I'll have band concert photos online sometime later Wednesday as well as All-District football news. -- Ted 12/9
I just walked over to City Hall (at 2:20pm) and there is just a touch of ice on my back step ... so be careful driving. Posted at City Hall is an agenda for a 5:30pm work session today (Monday 12/9) that I was unaware of til now. -- Ted
Work Session topics: sidewalk ordinance, city lake property, City Logo, 2007 Audit, metal buildings, bill board signs
Misc. Christmas Updates- Wrapping, Auction, Trash Days
Dec. 9, 2008
Gas Prices Still Down / Wrestling Rosters

What a difference a year makes! Dec. 9, 2007 Ice Storm

All City Band Concert was Tuesday 12/9
Results from Dec. 8th School Board Meet: Bill Rule resigning 12/31 but will be returning ... The CHS basketball girls won their first game of the Sperry Tournament beating Barnsdall 52-46. -- Cory Slagle 12/8/20087th Grade Girls Basketball
Dec. 8, 2008
Loss To Dewey Here Monday
Get your gifts wrapped & Support the Ward-Wiseman Animal Haven!!
Where: The Purse Shop & Too Blonde Salon (1120 W.Main Street, Collinsville Phone: 371-5711)
When: All the way up to December 24th
Vote Daily thru Dec. 14th for WWAH
Misc. News: City House Moved / Young Cheerleaders Compete
Dec. 8, 2008
Deadline To Order Photo CDs: Dec 22nd
Monday: JrHi Basketball Here + School Board ... Tuesday: All-City Band Concert ... Sat: Parade ... (more on calendar)
CHS (& CMS) Chorus Presented
Boar's Heade Feaste

Dec. 6, 2008
2 Shows Saturday At CHS
Last year's Christmas Parade (Dec. 8th, 2007) was followed by a massive ice storm overnight.
This year's Christmas Parade (Dec. 13th, 2008) will be followed by 5pm cash giveaway Saturday.
CHS Basketball Split With Bristow
Dec. 5, 2008
Boys Won / Girls Lost At Buzzer
Misc. News: Home Rep. Club / Shearer Thanks
Dec. 7, 2008
Pancreatic Cancer Support Group
All-City Band Concert Tuesday 12/9Glenpool 27, OKC McGuinness 17 in 4A Football Finals (per Tulsa World)
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40,860 visits to during Nov. 2008. (1362 average visits per day) -- Ted Wright 12/1/2008
Two $500 cash prizes (& additional prizes) will be given away Dec. 13th in Collinsville. If you don't shop in Collinsville you won't win. And you must be present at the 5pm drawing with your ticket stubs. Get your tickets by Dec. 11th from participating merchants.
Agenda for Monday Dec. 8th Board Meet
Dec. 5, 2008
Changes For Athletic Director
CHS Boys Basketball Team Photos
Dec. 5, 2008
Schedule + JV + Frosh
From 12/5/2008 Tulsa World: Owasso — Billy Lee Smith, 67, welder, died Wednesday. Memorial service 3 p.m. Saturday, Miracles of Faith Church, Collinsville. Mowery. Bristow here 12/5 for CHS Basketball: girls lost at buzzer, boys won big (photos later) -- Ted 10pm Fri
Chamber Hears City Status From City Manager
Dec. 4, 2008
Initial S-Curve Plans Shown
Death of 1980 CHS Grad -- Ted: My brother, Mike Hedges passed away yesterday, 12/3. Services will be Monday 12/8 @ 2:00 pm at Mowery's Chapel in Owasso, with viewing on Sunday from 1:00-8:00 p.m. Since the obituary won't be out until after the service, I wanted to ask if you would post this. -- Robbie Hedges (12/4/2008)

This part of the new plan showed detail from ~20th to 14th. Not clear yet how far west the new 4 lanes will extend. There are turn lanes at 19th but don't know if there will be stop signals? -- More later -- Ted Wright (from the 12/4/2008 Chamber meet)
From Thursday Dec. 4, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Glenda Faye Sunday, 67, died Wednesday. Services pending. Sien-Shelton, Skiatook. [Service 2pm Saturday, First Assembly of God.]Steve Stout, Collinsville School Board Office 4, five-year term; (unopposed per 12/4/2008 Tulsa World)No wrestling match tonight Thurs. 12/4 as Bristow cancelled. Thanks, Cory
I have just discovered that the web site for the Newspaper Museum In Collinsville (which I built about 9 years ago ... well before started) was deleted by AOL Oct. 31st, 2008. I will try to rebuild the site (at a new address) in the next few days but the old link (which appears on this site about a zillion times and also on many other sites around the world) will be a dead-end. AOL gave no warning and based on the other user comments on the link re-redirect, created a lot of unhappy customers. -- Ted Wright 12/3/2008 -- [rehosted pages -3:30pm 12/3]
Man in Collinsville nursing home exploited by DHS worker. - per 12/3/2008 Tulsa WorldChamber of Commerce meets Thursday (12/4) noon at Library. Pam Polk will present City status.
Misc. News: Moon-Planet Triangle / Chorus Change / Basketball Change / TV Change
Dec. 2, 2008
Santa Photos / Toy Drive / 6th Grade Basketball
Shelbi Phelps & the Cherokee Nation helped provide emergency equipment to Collinsville. (more info) 12/1/2008
OKC Survivor Tree Offspring Planted In Collinsville
Dec. 1, 2008
Ceremony At City Plaza
Collinsville 6th Grade Football Team Won Louisiana Tournament
Dec. 1, 2008
13 Teams From Multi-States
From Monday 12/1/2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Randall Nelson "Randy" Beal, 47, Enviro maintenance employee, formerly of Collinsville, died Friday in Tulsa. Services pending. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. [Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, December 2, 2008 at the Sand Ridge Cemetery]From Monday 12/1/2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville Cleona Troglin, 86, retired beautician, died Saturday in Owasso. Services pending. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. [Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, December 3, 2008 at A Glorious Church in Collinsville]
Rest of November 2008 news archived Nov. 30th

40,860 visits to during Nov. 2008.
1362 average visits per day
Complete month of Weblizer stats
-- Ted Wright 12/1/2008 photos are for sale (Photo Policy) 4x6 prints $2, 8x10 prints $5, or CD by sport/individual ($25-$40)
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