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From Friday August 1, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Susan Ann Schroeder, 93, homemaker, died Wednesday. Service 1 p.m. Saturday, Discovery Bible Fellowship. Yanda & Son, Yukon. More Misc. News: 1st New Light Poles Bolted Down / House Fire
July 31, 2008
Community Church Street Fair / SRP Done
Gatesway Balloon Festival
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July 31, 2008
3 Day Event Supports Gatesway Programs
Friday August 1st: Jennifay Nichols (Miss Collinsville's Outstanding Teen) will sing the 4pm National Anthem at the Gatesway Balloon Festival and also be entertaining after the 8pm balloon glow. More events Aug. 1-2-3
Misc. News: CHS EOI Test Improvement / Breast Cancer Awareness Event
July 31, 2008
Can the Collinsville Fair Be Saved?
From Thursday July 31, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Jack Brown, 75, Collinsville streets superintendent, died Wednesday. Services pending. Mowery, Owasso. [Service 10 a.m. Saturday, First Baptist Church.]
I still have the following photo CDs that need to be picked up: Richburg, James, Pelton, McColley, Hoffman, (and a revised CD for Haymaker) -- Ted 7/31/2008 Chamber of Commerce Web Updated -- 7/30/2008 - Ted
Misc. News: Gatesways Balloons / Cheerleader Camp / Goldsmith Visit In Progress
July 29, 2008
Collinsville Roundup Club At Cavalcade
School Starts Aug. 14th
Ruby Inez Leach (September 30, 1925 - July 28, 2008) Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home: Funeral services 2pm Thursday, July 31, 2008 at the Trinity Faith Church in Collinsville
Class of 2009
Open House July 31st

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Back To School Sales Tax Holiday Aug. 1-3
Primary Vote July 29th
CHS Volleyball & Softball schedules added to August calendar

DEQ Smelter Contamination Cleanup Alternatives
July 24, 2008
Comments Due This Month For Slow Process

CHS Football Combine Tested Player Speed & Strength
July 25, 2008
Sample Photos From Friday
The new contact person for the ads in the CHS football program (due by Aug. 1st) is Chasidy Coulter at CHS (the new Varsity Cheer Coach). (7/17/2008)
My daughter Emily started her long flight back to Australia Saturday (July 26th) for a second year on her master's program there. -- Ted Wright 7/26/2008 -- (Previous Coverage) Derek Thurman Fishing Story in Sunday July 27, 2008 Tulsa World.
From 7/26/2008 Tulsa World: BA Man Charged in Catlett Death in April Truck-Motorcycle Accident Fair Board meeting Monday (July 28th) 7:30pm at the Library. C.H. Wright OBA Bandmaster's
Hall of Fame Induction

July 23, 2008
Presentation At OBA Tulsa Convention
Misc. News: Downtown Inc. Work Day / Primary Election Tuesday July 29th
July 24, 2008
Kelsey Cartwright's Yard Sign
Fizzy Art Photography:
Baby Faces Model Search
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Saturday July 26th
I got a 1:15 Wed. July 23rd phone message (from Coach Lance West) that the July 25th CHS Cardinal Combine will be moved to the practice field due to construction at Sallee Field.-- Ted 2pm 7/23/2008 Needed: Day Janitor at Herald Elementary
Start immediately, Salary - Commensurate, Qualifications: Must work well with students and staff, dependable, trustworthy, hardworking. References must be provided and a background check will be conducted. Application Deadline: Aug. 4th or until position is filled. Contact: Rachel Chronister, Principal 371-4173
From Monday July 21, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Paula Diane Evans, 51, Conoco-Phillips contract facilitator, died Thursday. Memorial service 3 p.m. Monday, Churchill Funeral Service Chapel, Owasso. Misc. News: Your Tons of Paper Needed / Legends Softball / School Enroll
July 22, 2008
Smelter Public Hearing / Legion Baseball
Lost - July 15, 2008 male Chorkie (Yorkie and Chihuahua) 8 months old. Brown, tan and black approximately 10 to 12 inches tall. Answers to Oscar. Was lost in the vicinity of the Collinsville lake area - 155th St. North. Reward offered. If you have any information, please call Linda at 371-9243 or Joy at 688-0471. (7/21/2008) City Manager (Pam Polk) has been rehired ... and Rickey Hayes has been retained to help with retail recruitment. -- Ted -- 9:35pm Monday July 21
Anticipation High For First Time Visit By Goldsmith Daughter
July 21, 2008
Family Left Collinsville in 1941
This Week (see the calendar): Vacation Bible Schools, City Commission, DEQ Smelter Cleanup Meet, Soccer Signups, Farmers Market, CHS Combine, Fizzy Baby Models, ...
From Sunday July 20, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Jo Ann Wells, 62, homemaker, died Friday. Graveside service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Wofford Cemetery, Catoosa. Add'Vantage, Tulsa.
City Manager Rehired & Firefighter Agreement Approved
July 21, 2008
Rickey Hayes Recruiting Retail
Misc. News: Balloon Landing / Mackenzie Thanks
July 19, 2008
Millions Lbs / WWAH Need
Youth Soccer Signups: Sign-ups for soccer are July 19th 8-12, the 22nd 6-9pm and the 29th 6-9pm. (at American Bank -- Kelli 371-0674) Also signups July 26th at the soccer fields (starting at 9am) contact Janet Hawkins 378-0276. [Ages are 4 years old by July 31st,2008 thru 19 years old not before August 1st 2008] Misc. News: Field Turf Filler Added
July 17, 2008
Greenery Added On Silver Dollar Corner
The City Planning Commission met July 17th to discuss the classroom addition plans at both Herald Elementary and CHS. Those additions were approved in the March 2008 bond election but construction has not yet started pending designs, plans & permits ...etc. Elementary School Enrollment (for all campuses) is August 6th (9to3). Classes begin Aug. 14th (see August calendar or Events page for more info).
Misc. News: Final Streetscape Sidewalk Poured / New Business?
July 16, 2008
Was It A Mouse, Rat or Possum?
Tabitha (Combs) Phillips (57) died July 12, 2008 in Arkansas. She was a CHS 1969 graduate. From Wednesday July 16, 2008 Tulsa World: Drumright — Robert R. Auten, 91, retired from Amoco, died Sunday. Graveside service 10:30 a.m. Friday, Ridgelawn Cemetery, Collinsville. Hart, Tahlequah. From Wednesday July 16, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Elsie F. Rogers, 74, interior decorator, died Sunday. Memorial service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Free Will Baptist Church. Churchill, Owasso. Justin Smith Summer Update from 7/16/2008 Tulsa World. -- (cvilleok 2004 CHS page)
From Tuesday July 15, 2008 Tulsa World: — Raymond W. Jones, 62, truck driver, died Saturday. Service 11 a.m. Wednesday, Full Gospel Church, Vera. Sien-Shelton, Skiatook.
Collinsville Fair Info
Garage Sale: Saturday July 19th at 1313 W. Spring
GARAGE SALE: this Saturday July 19th from 7-12ish. We have Baby clothes, shoes, toys, and Misc Household items. (502 E. Center St. CVille) Misc. News: Field Turf Installation / Dyers Run For Jr. Olympics
July 14, 2008
CHS Commons Work Continues
Meadowcreek Church Youth Garage Sale Fundraiser: Friday July 18 & Saturday July 19 8:00 am - 3:00 pm
Barbara "Sue" Dickey (April 12, 1933 - July 13, 2008) Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home: Visitation will be Monday, noon to 8:00 p.m. and Tuesday, 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m.. Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m. Wednesday, July 16, 2008 at the Ridgelawn Cemetery.
Alicia Malsam Followup In Tulsa World (7/14/2008)
[Previous cvilleok Coverage]
Million Pound Lift and Silent Auction For Mackenzie Sunday's expenses ... Saturday July 19th ... noon to 3pm at the Rock Gym
Larry Shafer provided this link for his son Grant's pending deployment. -- Ted -- Sunday July 13, 2008 Surplus Collinsville firetruck might be headed to New York as 9/11 memorial (per Sunday July 13, 2008 Tulsa World) Cheryl Hunt Is New Wilson Principal / Cara Jones To Oologah
July 14, 2008
Resignations: Corsair Thurman as Wilson Principal & Cooper/Choral
Misc. News: Phillips To Play RSU Baseball / Streetscape Greenery & Handrails
July 12, 2008
Small Quilts for Patchworkers
From Saturday July 12, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Doyle C. Williams, 76, Crane Carrier Co. supervisor, died Thursday. Services pending. Reynolds. [Service 10 a.m. Monday, Church of the First Born, Dawson. ]
(Found Dog) Hi Ted, My mom was telling me about a dog that has been hanging around our house. It's a male solid black boxer with white tips only on his paws. He appears to be pretty young and very friendly, a little on the skinny side. He's wearing a red collar with no tag and a flea collar. If anyone knows who this dog belongs to please call Jeanna Cooper at 381-7444. He's been hanging around 196th St. (4000 Rd) and Memorial. Thanks, -- Cara Cooper (7:30pm 7/11/2008)
Misc. News: Support VFW / Stoplight Removed at 12th & Main
July 11, 2008
CDI Facade Restoration Progress
Rick Brinkley with the Tulsa Better Business Bureau will be the August 7th speaker at the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce monthly meeting. The next chamber event will be the Teacher Appreciation Breakfast Aug. 12th.
Cardinal QB Club, Football Team (& Turf Team) Preparing For Fall Games
July 10, 2008
2008 CHS Football Schedule
From Thursday July 10, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Stephen Robert Sisk, 66, electrician, died Tuesday. Services pending. Johnson, Sperry. [Friday Update: Services 1pm Saturday, Into All The World]
Collinsville & Australian Visitors To Oklahoma Aquarium
June 30, 2008 (Online July 9th)
Mike Tinker Tour Guide
The owner of the Collinsville insurance agency with the "Help Wanted" ad that ran on the past few weeks said he was well pleased with the response to the ad and asked that it be removed now. -- Ted -- 7/17/2008
Wednesday July 9th: 6pm City Commission Work Session (only topic is Ashbury Park PUD) at City Hall Misc. News: Bat Attitudes Baseball Champs / Fair Info / City Thank You / Gary Ward Hall of Fame & Clinic
July 9, 2008
CHS Season Football Tickets
Just wanted to let you know that MacKenzie Sunday passed away this morning, Tuesday July 8. Don't know any other details about services yet. -- Michelle Cross (7/8/2008 9:45am) -- (Previous Coverage) From Wednesday July 9th, 2008 Tulsa World: — MacKenzie Sunday, 14, student, died Tuesday. Services pending. [Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home: Visitation will be Thursday, July 10, 2008 from 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Funeral Services will be 10:00 a.m. Friday, July 11, 2008 at the First Baptist Church]
Misc. News: Two Vacation Bible Schools Set For July 21-25
July 7, 2008
Colorado Softball / WWAH-Drillers News
Aug. 1st Is Deadline For Ads In CHS Football Program
July 7, 2008
Contact Chasidy Coulter at H.S.
VCO Fundraiser Dinner Tuesday July 8th: (Mexican Style Dinner & Bingo at 5:30) Regular meeting 6:30pm City Commission results from July 7th -- Several rates increases approved, two appeals approved, another postponed
Correction: This is not the Michael Short that graduated from CHS. Aaron Michael Short Drowned in Lake Keystone July 4th (per Sunday July 6, 2008 Tulsa World). Aaron Michael Short is the grandson of Frank and Laverne Short. He was a graduate of Owasso High School.
[Note: This dog was reunited with the owner this afternoon -- Ted 4pm 7/7] Missing Dog: She is a 1 year old Blue Heeler with bob tail and one blue eye. She ran away during the fireworks on the 4th from our home on 156th and 102nd E. Ave (Fossil Ridge). If anyone has information they can contact us at 371-2293. Thank you! -- Dina Arnold (7/6/2008)
Duane & Nancy Boynton 50th Anniversary (from Sunday July 6, 2008 Tulsa World) From Sunday July 6, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Letha Inez (Cartwright) Wode, 87, retired hardware store owner, died Friday. Visitation 6-8 p.m. Monday, Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home, and service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Free Will Baptist Church. Dino O'Dell at Library Friday July 11th
Misc. News: U-6 Royals Are State Champs / Broadway Dead End
July 5, 2008
Sullivan On Veterans Benefits
Rates For Most City Services Raised Monday July 7th
July 7, 2008
Metal Buildings & Other Appeals
Community Celebration
& Fireworks

July 3, 2008
Early Independence Day In City Park
City & County Workers
Honored By Chamber

July 3, 2008
Annual Appreciation Picnic
Misc. News: Sallee Field Covered / Landscape Soon?
July 3, 2008
Aquarium Preview / Wind Farm Electricity
Letter To Editor:
Kyle Smalygo

July 2, 2008
Editorial: City Meet & Public Hearing Notices
Misc. News: Library Reading Prizes / Softball Winners
July 2, 2008
Million Pound Lift For Mackenzie
Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home: Edith Riggs (December 29, 1923 - June 30, 2008).Funeral services will be 10am Thursday, July 3, 2008 at the Collinsville Baptist Tabernacle Church From Thursday July 3, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville— Doris Sue Loyd, 66, homemaker, died Tuesday. No services planned. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.

Tom Seale (Pastor of Collinsville's Meadowcreek United Methodist Church), passed away this morning of a heart attack. The entire congregation has lost a wonderful pastor and a dear friend. The funeral will likely be Monday. The planning is still going on now. District Superintendent, Maurice Majors, will give the sermon on Sunday. The last thing the pastor mentioned on Sunday was gearing up for the back to school drive. We are hoping to raise $10,000.00 to purchase all the necessary supplies for students whose families cannot purchase their supplies. We will continue that ministry.
Thank so much! -- Linda Wilson (Tuesday 7/1/2008 7:30pm)
(June 2005 Seale Start In Collinsville)
From Thursday July 3, 2008 Tulsa World: Claremore — Tommy D. Seale, 59, Meadowcreek United Methodist Church of Collinsville pastor, died Sunday. Services pending. Rice.

Missing: 1 slightly used mousetrap. A three day contest with a mouse at the Newspaper Museum In Collinsville has me down 0-3, with the bait stolen twice and now the entire trap is missing? Check back for future results. -- Ted Wright (6/30/3008) Claude Wright's Band "Hobby"
Spanned Decades

July 1, 2008
Directed & Played In Local Bands
From Tuesday July 1, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Kenneth Blades, 57, retired from Purolator Products Co., died Saturday. Services pending. Mowery, Owasso. From Tuesday July 1, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Roger Lee Higgins, 68, maintenance worker, died Monday. Private family services. Add'vantage, Tulsa.
Misc. News: First Sections of New Field Turf Positioned / Left Over Limbs?
July 1, 2008
Lamp Posts / Glass Recycling Opportunity
The Class of 1978 is starting to plan our reunion. We are planning on 10/3/08, during the High School homecoming. Could you please ask any 1978 graduates to email Melanie Palmer Garrett : or email Dee Horton Sink : -- Thanks! Melanie Garrett (6/2/2008)
CHS Class of 1988 Reunion ... 20 Years (Sept. 2008). Classmates can contact Eric at or (918) 812-0945. (
Rest of June 2008 news archived July 1st At Least 19,077 visits to during June 2008.
635 ave visits per day (or >1000 visits per day adjusted by dropping 9 blank records)
Another inclusive month of Weblizer stats by my service provider ... 9 days showed no traffic at all when I know there was plenty of traffic.
. -- Ted Wright 7/1/2008 photos are for sale (Photo Policy) 4x6 prints $2, 8x10 prints $5, or CD by sport/individual ($25-$40)

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