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Feb. 2008 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... call Ted Wright (918) 371-1901 or send email to
Lots of hard work done Saturday March 1st, but disappointing turnout of brush collection volunteers and trailers ... compared to Jan. 12th effort. A bit more later. -- Ted 7:45pm Sat 3/1/2008Vote Tuesday March 4th To Keep Up With School Growth
March 1, 2008
Some School Enrollment History Also
CIA-Red Cross Blood Drive (Friday, March 14th, 2008) CHS Gym 8:00 am to 1:00 pmBillie Reeder May Become
New Ward 4 Commissioner

Feb. 29, 2008 (Agenda for March 3rd)
3rd Try For Equipment Decisions
TOPS meeting location change and new officers -- 2-29-2008

I was a 1988 graduate of Collinsville High School and was checking to see if there were any 20 year reunion plans being made. I did not find anything on your site, but thought I would check with you to see if you know of any. -- Jen -- (Great site by the way!) 2-29-2008

What little CHS reunion info I have can be found at -- Ted
CHS Talent Show Raised Funds For Prom
Feb. 27, 2008
Easter Bunny To Wilson/ECC
Volunteer Brush Pickup Sat. March 1st
From Thursday Feb. 28, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Kimberly Dawn Redfearn, 23, St. John Medical Center nurse, died Tuesday. Services pending. Reynolds. [Service 1 p.m. Monday, Faith Fellowship Church]
I have just updated the Friends of the Collinsville Animal Shelter page with a new slate of officers and wanted to thank the folllowing long-time officers: Marlene Spicer, Donna Alcorn, Marie Johnson, and Matt Babbitt for their efforts to make our new shelter a reality. And to welcome a new set of officers (Lynn Spahr, Linda Carnes, Delores Fildes, and Sherry Prather) who will lead the way in this new phase of operations. Susan Babbitt remains as founder/spokesperson. -- Ted Wright 2-27-2008Misc. News: Triple Main St. Change / Patchwork Quilters / County Switch
Feb. 27, 2008
Oklahoma History Center
2008 Mrs. Owasso, United States, Will Compete For Oklahoma Title
Feb. 27, 2008
Hip Hop Clinic March 22nd
March 1st: Fundraiser Breakfast Collinsville American Legion Post No. 2 and Auxiliary will host an all-you-can eat breakfast from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Saturday in the Veterans Building, Ninth Avenue and Main Street. Cost is $5 for adults and $2.50 for children. Proceeds will support veterans and the community of Collinsville. For more information, call 371-5710.
Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home: Dr. Charles Daniels Hille (August 12, 1918 - February 26, 2008) Charles Daniels Hille was born in Collinsville, Oklahoma, on August 12, 1918, to Dr. Henry Lewis Hille and Aletha Coffey Hille. Charles was only two months old when his mother died during the influenza epidemic that spread across the country that year. A Memorial Service will be held at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel, 1302 West Main, Collinsville, Oklahoma, Saturday, March 1, 2008, at 2:00 p.m. [Tulsa World Obit 2-29-2008]Ted Wright Note: I was surprised in the mid-1990s when on a visit by my father (John Wright) to my house in Garland, Texas, that he was also going to visit a friend of his from their days as OU (& Collinsville) students. Turns out that friend was Charles Hille and he lived within a half mile of my house in Garland.
Misc. News: Bankers At MS / Miss Teen Collinsville / PTO Meet / Easter Bunny
Feb. 26, 2008
Downtown Inc. Events List
Sidewalk sawcuts might begin as early as next Tuesday (March 4th) on the Main Street Beautification (TEA-21) project on 2 blocks of Main Street. The initial work will be done by city crews prior to the contractor's work which begins in April. Only the portions of sidewalk needed for utility work will be removed initially and access to store fronts will be maintained with the possible exception of 1-2 days when the new sidewalk is poured later on. The north side of Main between 11th & 12th will be the first target. -- Ted -- 2pm Tuesday Feb. 26, 2006Volunteer Brush Collection Effort (#2) is set this Saturday March 1st. Meet at CHS at 7am. Bring trailers, gloves, goggles, ... lunch at 11:30
These Collinsville Restaurants will donate a portion of their profits on Friday February 29, 2008 to the Ward-Wiseman Animal Haven. Join us for breakfast, lunch, and dinner at:
Karen's Kountry Kitchen 415 W. Main - 5:30am-2pm
Sonic Drive-In 207 E. Main - 6am-Midnight
El Jalapeno Grill 801 W. Main - 11am-9pm
Silver Dollar Gift Shop and Cafe 1022 W. Main - 7am-9pm
Trent Rogers Election Information
Misc. News: James To Sub School / Caudill Returns
Feb. 25, 2008
ECC Kids / Library Mystery Dinner
The March 8th Library Mystery Dinner needs your involvement. We have about 7 people signed up but we need about 15-20 more for it to happen. Deadline was last Friday, but we will take reservations up to this Friday (Feb. 29) -- Thanks! Chris Armistead (2-25-2008) -- F.O.C.L. Link
Dalton Salisbury: State Wrestling Champ
Feb. 23, 2008
Michael Maul Is 4A Runner-Up
Band Concert & Coronation
Feb. 24, 2008
Emilee Richburg Crowned Before 6th-12th Grade Concerts
From Sat. Feb. 23, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Jeanette Jean Harris, 74, homemaker, died Saturday. Services pending. Sien-Shelton, Skiatook. [Memorial service 2 p.m. Saturday, Mount Olive Lutheran Church, Tulsa.]From Sat. Feb. 23, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Daryl Lee Ries, 31, Spirit Aero Systems employee, died Friday. Services pending. Reynolds. [Service 2:30 p.m. Tuesday, Miracles of Faith Church. Reynolds.]
From Friday Feb. 22, 2008 Tulsa World: Regional Basketball -- Collinsville Girls won 50-43 over Grove and the Collinsville Boys lost 55-57 to Grove. (So girls would be playing again 1:30 Friday at Vinita-- Ted) [per Tulsa World the Collinsville girls lost 37-53 to Inola] -- CHS Basketball season is over
Military says missile hit spy satellite -- Wed Feb. 20th 10pmSlick roads here Thursday / Friday Feb 21-22, 2008
Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home: Jack Reynolds French (August 12, 1932 - February 18, 2008) Visitation Thursday 1-8pm at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Funeral Service 2pm Fri. February 22, 2008 at Trinity Baptist Church in Bristow.
Band Winter Concert (& Coronation) Sunday 2pm at CHS (Feb. 24th)Chamber of Commerce Endorses School Bond Yes Vote March 4th
What can your Chamber of Commerce do to help your business and improve Collinsville's quality of living? ... your ideas requested at March 6th noon Library meeting (and you don't have to be a Chamber member to attend).
More decking but no drastic changes obvious in this Main Street bridge photo taken Monday afternoon (Feb. 18th) compared to previous photo (Feb. 8th). -- Ted
CHS Soccer Scrimmage -vs- Pryor
Feb. 19, 2008
Collinsville Girls Won 2-1 & Boys Won 9-1
The next volunteer brush collection Saturday is unknown now as Feb. 23rd has just been cancelled due to the anticipated bad weather the next few days. Per City Manager Pam Polk -- Tuesday Noon Feb. 19th, 2008
Goose, JB, Clyde, Butchie, Jersey, Nutmug, Coyota, Skippy, Coony, Hollie, Maynard, Nala, Lucy, Daisy, Bobby & Thomas need your help! -- Ted 2-17-2008From Monday Feb. 18, 2008 Tulsa World: Sperry -- Mary Lou Coonfield, 79, heart monitor technician, died Tuesday. Graveside service 1 p.m. Monday, Ridgelawn Cemetery, Collinsville. Green Hill, Sapulpa. After CHS District losses to Dewey Feb 16th
Regional Basketball
Girls Feb 21 Thurs 1:30 at Vinita -vs- Grove
Boys Feb 21 Thurs 3pm at Vinita -vs- Grove
Sunday Tulsa World delayed by major fire in newspaper pressroom -- Feb. 17, 2008Five CHS Wrestlers Qualify For State Tournament
Feb. 18, 2008
Wrestle Fri-Sat At OKC
Temporary Block On Metal Buildings & Bill Boards
Feb. 16, 2008
Equipment Bids Tabled
Rigdon Moved Out Of Ward
Passenger Rail On Future Plan
Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home: Rachel Charlene Teafatiller (July 6, 1919 - February 15, 2008) Services 11am Tues. February 19, 2008 at the First Baptist Church of CollinsvilleFrom Sat. Feb. 16, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Paul Brumley, 83, retired from American Airlines, died Thursday. Services pending. Mowery, Owasso.
We are having to cancel the clean up that was scheduled for tomorrow (Feb. 16th) . It is supposed to rain all day tomorrow. We will try again for the next weekend, Feb 23. Can you please get the word out? -- Thank you, Pam Polk, City Manager, City of Collinsville, OK (2:05pm Friday Feb. 15, 2008)Hard To Believe. The government will apparently mail coupons soon that have to be used within 90 days for devices that won't be needed for a year (when TV broadcast will be digital-only in Feb 2009). -- Ted 2/15/2008
Andy Westley (August 5, 1982 - February 12, 2008) Visitation: Sun. Feb. 17. 1:30-6pm Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home . Graveside Service: 10am Mon. Feb. 18, 2008 at Ridgelawn Cemetery, Collinsville. Donations may be made to the Andy Westley Memorial Fund at any RCB Bank location.
From Friday Feb. 15, 2008 Tulsa World: Jack Shofner died Feb. 12, 2008 at age 90. He was born in Collinsville Jan. 18, 1918. Service 1pm Sat., Feb. 16, 2008, at Moore's Memory Chapel, 1403 S. Peoria, Tulsa, OK.

Photo submitted by Amanda VonLintel
Basketball Conference Champs
Back Row L-R:
Coach Rogers, Rachel Mayes, Emily Underwood, Misty Royal, Kyrston Wheeler, Tiffany Isam
Middle Row L-R: Hailey Kirby, Kayla Coleman, Kendall Norris, Paige Wilson, Haley Ganzel, Shelby Kirby, Meredith Harkins
Front Row L-R: Madison Hoffman, Michele Linville, Shannon Driggers, Samantha Smith.
Sampling of 1917 News
In Collinsville

Feb. 14, 2008
War Preparation / Smelters / School
Rev. Burton Was 1st Teacher-Preacher
CHS Soccer Teams Prep For 2008 Season
Feb. 14, 2008
Scrimmages In February
The JrHi Basketball Conference Tournament was last week. The only Collinsville team to make it to the finals and won, was the 7th grade girls. -- Ted 2-14-2008 [Amanda sent me a photo 2-15-2008. Previous Coverage.]I left work a little "early" last night (at midnight) and work was still buzzing inside Garner's Flower shop as they prepared for today's big Valentine business. -- Ted 2-14-2008 From 2-14-2008 Tulsa World: Skiatook's Police Dog Died.
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March 15, 2008: Saint Patrick's Day Chili Dinner and Dessert Auction sponsored by Collinsville Downtown, Inc.Free News Daily:
Misc. News: Animal Shelter Friends Thanks / Book Author Lou Dean Visits Library Feb. 19th
Feb. 12, 2008
Viewer Feedback / Track Pie Auction
4A HS Regional Wrestling this Fri/Sat at Bixby (Feb. 15/16) ... top 4 at each weight advance to State (in OKC Feb. 22/23). Basketball districts at Dewey Sat. + baseball & soccer scrimmages.
According to the Feb. 12, 2008 Tulsa World: Residents of unincorporated Tulsa County are asked to put their ice storm brush out for pickup by Monday Feb. 18th.
Just Curious: if you are a new viewer in 2008 ... send me an email and let me know how you discovered and what you like or dislike. -- Ted Wright -- Feb. 11, 2008 (Comments from "regulars" are always welcome also!)No school classes Friday Feb 15th ... but Monday Feb 18th is an ice storm makeup day.
The Collinsville Senior Citizens Center can provide 11am meals for those making requests a day in advance (on non-holidays). Call Barbara at 371-3730. A $2-$3 donation is suggested. (Per Bill Thomas 2-11-2008)
Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home: Irene Austin (April 4, 1926 - February 10, 2008) Services are pending From Monday Feb. 11, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Bertha Metzger, 94, homemaker, died Sunday. Services pending. Sien-Shelton, Skiatook.
Correction: The CHS baseball scrimmage has been moved to Catoosa today (weather permitting) 2-11-2008
Misc. News: Methodist Church Organ and Peggy Henshall "Reunited"
Feb. 10, 2008
Home Rep. Club / ECC Kids / Bridge / Baseball Deadline
Preview of unfinished CHS Baseball Homerun Club web site:
Collinsville High School will be having parent/teacher conferences on Feb. 11th & 12th from 4:00 pm to 7:00 pm each evening. Please call Alberta at 371-3382 to sign up for a conference time.
[Note: conferences at all schools]
Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home: John Nelson Roberts (January 25, 1922 - February 9, 2008) Services will be 10:30am Tues. Feb. 12, 2008 at the Hillside Christian Church in Nowata, OK
From Sunday Feb. 10, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Edward John Nelson, 87, retired postal service worker, died Feb. 1. Graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Fort Gibson National Cemetery, Fort Gibson. Reynolds. From Sunday Feb. 10, 2008 Tulsa World: Tulsa -- William C. Wolfe, Jr., 52, lawn maintenance worker, died Feb. 6. Graveside service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Ridgelawn Cemetery, Collinsville. Peters-Stumpff, Skiatook.
Alicia Malsam Could Use Your Help To Get Expert Medical Advice
Feb. 7, 2008
And Experience Little People Convention
Chamber Hears School Bond Issue Details
Feb. 7, 2008
$8.9 Million Bond Vote March 4th
The city-wide volunteer brush collection (#2) has been postponed again (will try again Feb. 16th if grounds dry enough at brush pit). -- per Stan Sallee at Feb. 7th Chamber meet City Office Filings (Feb 4-6, 2008): Collinsville (Mar. 4th vote):
Mayor: Stan Sallee unopposed for 2 yrs
Ward 1: Pam Porter unopposed for 4 yrs
Ward 2: Trent Rogers -vs- N.W. Bud York (for 4 yrs)
Ward 4: no one filed (for 2 yrs)
From Thursday Feb. 7, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Loretta Jean Wilson, 70, homemaker, died Tuesday. Visitation noon-8 p.m. Friday and service 1 p.m. Saturday, both at Reynolds Funeral Home. Mr Wright, The Tulsa World has a misprint on Districts. Collinsville plays at Dewey (not McLain) on Saturday the 16th. Girls game starts at 6:30 (basketball 4A area 2). -- Thanks-Art 2-7-2008
The Collinsville School's web site has been revised. 2-6-2008The CHS Alumni pages have been re-hosted from the school's web site to and I will be taking future updates -- Ted Wright 2-6-2008
CHS Basketball Sweep Of Catoosa
Feb. 5, 2008
Channel 6 TV Community Spirit Tour
Full Contact Football Charity Game At Ramona Mar. 15
Feb. 6, 2008 Fund Raiser
From Wednesday Feb. 6, 2008 Tulsa World: Tommy Earl Brookshire, 49, of Owasso died Sunday February 3rd, 2008. A 1977 CHS Grad. Services Thursday, February 7th, 11am at First Baptist Church in OwassoSchool bond info at Thursday noon Chamber meet (at Library Feb. 7th)Feb. 6th was last day to file for Collinsville city offices
Collinsville Democrats
Feb. 5, 2008 Primary
480 voted at Community Church312 voted at Health CenterPartial* Totalof 792 votes
Hillary Clinton
Barack Obama
John Edwards
Jim Rogers
Bill Richardson
Dennis Kucinich
Christopher Dodd

Note: *Maranatha votes and absentees votes not included -- Ted 11:15pm Tuesday Feb. 5, 2008
and I did this quickly so subject to errors ...
Collinsville Republicans
Feb. 5, 2008 Primary
532 voted at Community Church327 voted at Health CenterPartial* Totalof 859 votes
Mike Huckabee
John McCain
Mitt Romney
Ron Paul
Fred Thompson
Alan Keys
Rudy Giuliani
Jerry Curry
Duncan Hunter
Danny Gilbert
Tom Tancredo
Wilson Elementary Celebrated 100 Days of School
Feb. 4, 2008
Submitted Photos
Clinton & Huckabee are Collinsville winners ... as are CHS basketball teams & Animal Shelter... -- Ted - Feb. 5th
It is FOOTBALL time again. Youth football sign-ups may begin online by Monday the 18th of February. You may be able to do so by going to the web site or
This will be the ONLY way to sign up for YOUTH FOOTBALL. So if you do not have internet access you may go to the Collinsville Library. If you have any questions you may contact Roger Salisbury @ 918-857-9256
Misc. News: State Wrestling Champs / 3rd Grade Basketball
Feb. 4, 2008
Pet Birthday Theme / Class Reunions?
Oklahoma Presidential Preferential Primary Feb. 5th (Sample Ballots)Monday's temperatures near 80 will be replaced with freezing temps Tuesday (Feb. 5th).
CHS Head Football Coach Resignation & Snow Day Makeup
Feb. 4, 2008
Monday Feb. 18th Is Now A school Day
Last Day Of Class Becomes May 23rd
Storm Recovery Equipment Bids Move To Next Agenda (or special meet?)
Feb. 4, 2008
Meeting Not Held: No Quorum
From Saturday Feb. 2, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Joyce Nell Guthridge, 55, retail clerk, died Wednesday. Services pending. Collinsville Dolton. [Graveside Service: 11am, Monday, February 4, 2008 at Neosho County Memorial Cemetery in Chanute, KS.]A blood drive for Hannah Pavey will be held Sunday Feb. 10th (11am-4pm) at CHS (Oklahoma Blood Institute). Hannah will get credit for each unit collected even if it is does not match her type.
Volunteer Brush Collection Postponed ... too muddy for lots of trailers at brush pit following Thursday's snow. The city has decided (Friday afternoon) to cancel the Feb. 2nd individual brush volunteer effort and tentatively try again for the following Saturday (Feb. 9th). The city will continue it's own planned effort tomorrow with large equipment coming in from Pryor and Tulsa County, so there will be some cleanup Saturday. -- Ted Wright -- (Per Pam Polk at 2:45pm Friday Feb. 1st)
Misc. News: Bridge Construction / CHS Baseball Signings
Feb. 1 , 2008
Brush Volunteer Recognition
Wilson Elementary Character Kids
Feb. 1, 2008
Awards At Friday Assembly
I've moved the voter information (presidential, school & city) off the newsindex page and added a few more comments. If you wish to be mayor or a city commissioner, you must file next week Feb. 4-6. -- Ted -- Jan, 31, 2008City Opts For FEMA Pilot Program For Brush Removal
Jan. 31, 2008
Expect $435,941 "Soon"
Bus Drivers Needed (Will Train) Call Louis Keith 371-3731 or 798-1805
Rest of Jan. 2008 news archived Jan. 31st?? visits to during Jan. 2008
my service provider moved mid month and reverted back to the old Webalizer stats so I have incomplete & inconsistant stats for Jan. (Awstats -vs- Webalizer comparison).

Awstats Jan. 1-13th: 670 ave visits per day.
With Webalizer Jan. 26-31st: 1104 ave visits per day. photos are for sale (Photo Policy) 4x6 prints $2, 8x10 prints $5, or CD by sport/individual ($25-$40)

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