Jan 2008 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) www.cvilleok.com ... call Ted Wright (918) 371-1901 or send email to wrightted@aol.com.
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, 2008 City Opts For FEMA Pilot Program For Brush Removal
Jan. 31, 2008
Expect $435,941 "Soon"
Lots of snow falling Friday Jan. 31st, 2008 but most streets and sidewalks are melting the snow with only a small accumulation (so far) on cars and grassy areas here. Heard Bartlesville has 6 inches of snow already. -- Ted 12:30pm Thurs [3:45 update: well over an inch accumulation now but roads still mostly clear ... & still snowing]
Big? Snow expected Thursday afternoon (Jan. 31st) A special session of the Collinsville City Commission has been called to address this topic (at 6pm Thursday Jan. 31st): "Discussion and possible action on FEMA Public Assistance Pilot Program for debris removal." For those that read the Tulsa World this morning, there was a some misinformation. The article said we have received 2 million dollars from Fema for electrical damages. This is not the case. We are still calculating costs with Fema. We have estimated well over 2 million dollars in electrical damage alone and we haven't seen every invoice yet. -- Maureen Wright (FEMA Coordinator for the City of Collinsville) -- Jan. 30, 2008
We have joined forces with Garner's Flowers and The Too Blonde Salon in Collinsville to offer you the ultimate Valentine's Day Special.
For $99.00 you can give the one you love three months of gym privleges, one month of tanning, a beautiful Valentine's Day bouquet from Garner's Flowers and french tips at The Too Blonde Salon. That's a value of over $170.00 for only $99.00.
Come by The Rock today and we'll have you well on your way to being a Valentine's Day hero!
CHS Wrestlers Fall To Top Ranked Cushing
Jan. 29, 2008
JrHi Wrestlers Remain Unbeaten
CHS Basketball Split With Skiatook
Jan. 29, 2008
CHS Boys Had Big Third Quarter
There did not appear to be any injuries following a minor rear-end collision with a Collinsville school bus Tuesday afternoon just after 2:30pm (Jan. 29th). The accident was reported at 21st Street just west of the S-curve but moved to CHS for investigation. -- Ted From Tuesday Jan. 29, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Benton Ray German, 73, Postal Service mail carrier, died Monday. Services pending. Mowery, Owasso.
Misc. News: Scouts Tour Museum / Rep. Sears Headed Back To OKC Session
Jan. 29, 2008
Library Murder Myster Dinner / ECC Character Kids
Volunteer Brush Collection Feb. 2nd Oklahoma Presidential Preference Primary Feb. 5th
Chamber Of Commerce Installation & Awards Banquet
Jan. 26, 2008
Babbitt President / Rep. Sears Spoke
Animal Shelter Grand Opening
Jan. 26, 2008
Continued Support Needed
Youth Baseball Signups: Ted, just wanted to let you know that our numbers are up this year by 20% for kids signing up for baseball. This is showing that our community is on the rise and ready for some major changes in the future. Time is running out on sign ups so please let the community now that they need to get them signed up, and they can do that online at www.collinsvilleyouthbaseball.com they will need to download the form and then call me so they can get it to me asap. The numbers are as follows 6 and under age group we have 63 young men, 8 and under age groups we have 32 young men, 10 and under age group we have 27. We do have 2 teams that are 12 and under and we have to send them to Owasso or Obrein Park because there are no other teams in our league that we play in that have teams in that age group. Thanks again and they can contact me at 918-381-7971, Thanks Ron (Jan . 26, 2008)
Misc. News: Bridge & Roadway Progress / Brush Volunteers Again Feb 2nd
Jan. 25, 2008
Todd Goodman Remembered / ECC Kids / Band Sign
Animal Shelter Grand Opening Saturday
Jan. 26th (2pm)
Chamber of Commerce Banquet Saturday Jan. 26th (6:30pm)
From Saturday Jan. 26, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Lorraine C. Coble, 77, homemaker, died Friday. Visitation 5-8 p.m. Sunday and service 1 p.m. Monday, Reynolds Funeral Home Chapel, Tulsa. Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home: Susan Karen Willis (March 9, 1953 - January 23, 2008). Service 10am Sat. at Assembly of God, Oologah.
Ted - Thank You so much for advertising The Bone Marrow Drive we did on Jan. 20th for Hannah Pavey. If you could put something on website thanking everyone who joined. We added 141 new donors to the National Registry. I have lived in Collinsville my whole life and I knew the people here would show up to support one of our own. I was very pleased to know I was right. Thanks, Sundae Smith (Donor Services Specialists) 918-371-7700
Ted, The City has decided to let people burn tree debris due to the ice storm but only if they meet certain guidelines. I have enclosed a copy of these guidelines. The individuals who wish to burn must go to city hall and pick up a burn permit. I have also included a copy of the burn permit. This permit must be on file with the fire department before any burning is done. If there are any questions they can call the fire department.
Thanks, Russell Young (Fire Chief) Jan. 23rd, 2008
Free news everyday on www.cvilleok.com ... don't be confused ... this web site is not associated with the current day Collinsville newspaper (we are competitors) -- Ted Wright -- Jan. 23, 2008 Wednesday Jan. 23, 2008: 4-6pm The Collinsville Animal Shelter, soon to be know as the Ward-Wiseman Animal Haven, will have volunteer sign up and information about volunteering (at the Library) Animal Shelter Volunteer Application Form
Wrestling Coronation And
Matches With Skiatook

Jan. 22, 2008
Cardinal JrHi Still Unbeaten
Youth Baseball & Softball Signups
Saturday Jan. 26th (see calendar)
Fine Antiques at Rogers & Sons Trading Company, Inc. 1007 W. Main New Years Mattress Special at Ostrander's Furniture & Appliance 1011 W. Main
City Hires Angela Long (Clerk) and Lori Stephens (Treasurer)
Jan. 21, 2008
Ashbury Park Improvements
Reality Of No-Kill Shelter Discussed

From Jan. 22, 2008 Tulsa World: Owasso -- Floyd O. Rose, 79, retired pipefitter, died Sunday. Visitation 3-8 p.m. Tuesday, Reynolds Funeral Home, Collinsville, and service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Free Will Baptist Church, Collinsville. From Jan. 22, 2008 Tulsa World: Ramona -- Jack Dale Creek, 49, roofer, died Sunday. Services pending. Reynolds, Collinsville. {Memorial Service will be Sat. Jan. 26th (2pm) at Freewill Baptist Church In Collinsville}.
7th & 8th Grade Girls
Basketball -vs- Dewey

Jan. 21, 2008
No Frosh or Boys Coverage
Recent Obituaries from Oologah Dolton Funeral Home: Mary Jane (Vanderpool) Welch (September 26, 1925 - January 19, 2008)
Herald Elementary "Cooperation"
Character Kids Named

Jan. 18, 2008
"Beatles" and Other Skits
Basketball Coronation and
Games With Bristow

Jan. 18, 2008
Coombs Crowned By Gerber
Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home: Colleen May Gabriel (January 27, 1961 - January 18, 2008) Services pending.
From Jan. 20, 2008 Tulsa World: Oologah -- Colleen May Gabriel, 46, Check 'n Go manager, died Friday. Services pending. Collinsville Dolton, Collinsville. Service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Dawson Free Will Baptist Church, Tulsa
Collinsville Soccer Sign Ups are Jan. 19th 9-12 and Jan. 22nd 6-8:30pm at the American Bank. Any questions call Kelli at 638-5489 or Janet at 378-0276.
Misc. News: ECC Playground Complete / Thank You's For Diamond Dinner
Jan. 19, 2008
Three Main Street - Hwy 20 Projects Active
Fine Antiques at Rogers & Sons Trading Company, Inc.
Bus Drivers Needed (Will Train) Call Louis Keith 371-3731 or 798-1805 Nothing official yet, but Feb. 2nd is being considered for a followup brush collection day for Collinsville volunteers and city. -- Ted 1/18/2008
Round Up Club Royalty

Jan. 18, 2008
Home Representative Club
City To Proceed Now
With Streetscape Project

Jan. 17, 2008
Further Delay Would Increase Cost
Tulsa media reporting that FEMA has rejected aid to individuals for Dec. ice storm expenses. -- Ted - Jan. 16, 2008 Bone Marrow Donor Recruitment Drive – Sunday, January 20, 2008 from 1pm-5pm at Bank of the Lakes meeting room
Misc. News: All-State Chorus / CEF / INCOG / 3rd Grade BB
Jan. 15, 2008
S-Curve / Bridge / ECC Kids
CHS Wrestling Loss To Vinita
Jan. 15, 2008
Cardinal JrHi Remains Unbeaten
Volunteers Moved Over 500 Loads Of Brush From Collinsville Curbsides
Jan. 12, 2008
Much More Remains (3 Pages of Photos)
CHS Baseball
Diamond Dinner

Jan. 12, 2008
George Frazier & Chris Lincoln
Sampler Page of Stories In Process
Monday Jan. 14 -- Basketball / FEMA / Brush Removal / Bridge / S-Curve / Baseball Dinner
From Sunday Jan. 13, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Shirley Ann Hayes, 68, Royal Cleaners clerk, died Saturday. Services pending. Mowery, Owasso. Sunday Jan 13, 2008 Tulsa World: Jimmy and Judy Lambert 50th Wedding Anniversary Monday Jan. 14th: JrHi Basketball here & Tri-County Fair Board meet. Tuesday Jan. 15th: CHS Wrestling and Basketball both here.
Varsity Basketball Losses
To Oologah Friday

Jan. 11, 2008
Cardinal -vs- Mustangs Here
From Saturday Jan. 12, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Charles Randall Claxton, 42, American Airlines employee, died Friday. Services pending. Peters-Stumpff, Skiatook. Monday Update: The funeral services will be Tuesday Jan.15, 2008. @ Peter Stumpff funeral home in Skiatook. He will be laid to rest at Osage Gardens Cemetery in Skiatook.
8th & 9th Grade Basketball
Boys-vs- Mannford

Jan. 10, 2008
No Coverage For Girls Or 7th Grade
JV Basketball Split
With Oologah Friday

Jan. 11, 2008
JV Cardinal Boys Won
Misc. News: Bridge Progress / Quilters / Brush Volunteers
Jan. 10, 2008
Baseball & Softball Signups In January
Airman Michael Vaughn
Returning To USA

Jan. 10, 2008
Served In United Arab Emirates
Collinsville Youth Baseball will be having signups Jan. 19th and 26th at the Middle School in the cafteria. Ages will be 4-11 and no money or copy of birth is needed at that time. Times will be from 8 am to noon each of those two Saturdays or they can signup on line at collinsvilleyouthbaseball.com. Call Ron at 381-7971 if questions.
From Jan. 10, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Doug Durman, 64, American Security Patrol owner, died Tuesday. Services pending. Collinsville Dolton. [Services for Doug Durman will be on Saturday, January 12, 2008 at 2:00 p.m., at the Collinsville Funeral Home Chapel] From Jan. 10, 2008 Tulsa World: Oologah -- Mary L. Robertson, 74, homemaker, died Tuesday. Rosary 6 p.m. Thursday and funeral Mass 2 p.m. Friday, both at St. Therese Catholic Church, Collinsville. Mowery, Owasso
Misc. News: Bone Marrow Donor Drive For Hannah Pavey
Jan. 9, 2008
Mayor's Letter / Oologah Wrestling
Jennifay Nichols:
Talented And Busy

Jan. 9, 2008
Starring in "High School Musical"
Volunteer Labor & Equipment Requested For Jan. 12th Brush Cleanup ... especially trailers ... report to CHS Commons 7am Saturday Animal Shelter Volunteer Sign-ups Jan. 23rd
7th Grade Basketball Boys
Jan. 7, 2008
Here -vs- Cleveland Monday
2008 CHS Wrestling Team
Photo / Schedules

Jan. 8, 2008
Past State Champs Listed At CHS Gym
From Jan. 8, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Shirley Jackson, 81, management assistant, died Sunday. Services pending. Cremation Society, Tulsa.
School Board Answered Ron Evans' Bond Issue Questions
Jan. 7, 2008
Cottingim-Eaton Field House
Both City Bucket Trucks
Out Of Commission

Jan. 7, 2008
Bids Will Be Let For More
I will need orders by Friday Jan. 11, 2008 for $40 individual student CDs for 2007 sports and other activity photos. The cost for previous years is $10 each with a full priced 2007. Starting Jan. 13, 2008, I will be searching all my photo files as I continue work on the 2008 CHS grad pages. If you miss that deadline the next search will be after graduation this summer (or at a much higher price if not done as a group). -- email: Ted Wright -- More On Photo CDs -- (General photo order info)
Those already on the list will have the old $35 price if they are 1 year only searches. -- Ted Wright 1-7-2008
Requests So Far ... Amy/Kerry Schultheiss Jeremy Guest Emily Harker
Jarrod/Kristina Shearer Jerica McColley Lane Coulter Kevin Phillips
Jessica/Jenifer/Issac/Dylan Dyer New requests making the Jan 11th deadline: Ryan Morgan, Garrett Thurman, Tyler Lowe, Joe Keith. -- Ted Sunday Jan 13th. [Jan 24th: I'm closing the search list with some late additions for the Richburg, Salisbury and Pitts families]
KJRH reports Hwy 169 resurfacing in Tulsa for months (starting Jan. 7th, 2008) Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Funeral Home: Erma L. McCollam
(January 11, 1932 - January 6, 2008) Services Wed. January 9, 2008 at Church of the Nazarene.
Donnie Cookson (65) of Collinsville died Jan. 2, 2008 according to the Tulsa World. 1/7/2008
First Cross Beams In Place On New Main Street Bridge
Jan. 5, 2008
Businesses Open As Usual Nearby
School Board Recognition
In January

Jan. 6, 2008
Winterguard Enjoyed Spring-Like Temps
Check the January calendar for busy week of sports and meetings coming up ... February Calendar now online -- Ted Sunday 10:45pm 1/6/2008 Skiatook opened their new activity center Sunday Jan 6th, 2008 Tulsa's official high temperature Sunday was 74 degrees (a record for Jan. 6th). One more nice day expected.
Hi Ted. If you can, please clarify that the upcoming Diamond Dinner will be at the Middle School (not high school) this coming Saturday, January 12 at 6:30 p.m.. Thanks, Mark Ames Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Funeral Home: Infant Kathryn Marie Hill (January 2, 2008 - January 2, 2008) Pittsburg, KS / Oologah
Happy New Year From The Rock Gym
NEW MEMBER SPECIAL: We want to help out with your New Year's resolutions to get in shape. Anyone who joins by Jan. 5th gets their gym membership for January for $20.08 (get it...2008 : )
More Rock Gym Info
Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Funeral Home: Lenora H Buchfink (October 16, 1905 - January 2, 2008). Service 10am Monday January 7, 2008 at the Church of the Nazarene. Age 102. Chester Lloyd Baldwin (January 9, 1916 - January 1, 2008) from Oologah. Services 10am Saturday, January 5, 2008 in Oologah.
Misc. News: Bus/Car Mishap / S-Curve Changes / Strong Winds
Jan. 4, 2008
New Book: Indian Protests Of Museums
Rogers County Commissioner Addressed Chamber Meet
Jan. 3, 2008
S-Curve Right of Way Clearing Set
Due to the recent ice storm and the holidays the City of Collinsville will have 2 additional trash trucks running on Saturday, January the 5th. They will run the entire town so be sure and have your container out. -- Angela Long (1/3/2008)
Makeup CHS basketball game at Oologah Sat. Jan. 5th. -- Ted Thurs 1-3-2008 Makeup CHS basketball game here -vs- Cleveland Sat. Jan. 19th. -- Ted Fri. 1-4-2008
Recent Obituaries from Collinsville Funeral Home: Floyd Lionel Beeson (October 28, 1909 - December 30, 2007) from Ramona Susan Babbitt announced Wednesday she hopes to have the new Collinsville Animal Shelter in operation by Jan 26th. -- Ted 1/2/2008 Volunteer Labor & Equipment Requested For Jan. 12th
Jan. 2, 2008
To Remove Curbside Brush & Limbs
Misc. News: Kozma Attending / Main St. Bridge / New Church Starts Saturday
Jan. 1, 2008
More Dogs Need Homes

Happy New Year Collinsville
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