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Archived June 2008 NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... call Ted Wright (918) 371-1901 or send email to
Misc. News: First Sections of New Field Turf Positioned / Left Over Limbs?
July 1, 2008
Lamp Posts / Glass Recycling Opportunity
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)
Misc. News: Two Day Benefit For Mackenzie Sunday
June 29, 2008
Jerry Hawkins Retirement
Community celebration and fireworks in the City Park Thursday July 3rd City offices will be closed July 4th. Trash pickup on normal schedule. Found Corgi
Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home: Leo Thomas Hoffman (May 6, 1909 - June 27, 2008) Mass of Christian burial will be 10:30 a.m. Tuesday, July 1, 2008 at the St. Therese Catholic Church. From Sunday June 29, 2008 Tulsa World: D. Grace Porter (August 19, 1932 - June ??, 2008) Funeral service will be 11am Monday, June 30 at Boston Avenue United Methodist Church
School Board Special Session
Starts New Fiscal Year

June 26, 2008
Bond Funding "Just In Time" With City Assist
I have requested minutes for the June 26th special sessions of the City Commission (& Econ Dev Auth.) as I was not aware of the meetings before hand. -- Ted (6/27/2008)
Misc. News: Construction Sampler
June 26, 2008
Roundup Club Royalty / Baseball Training
Part-time position available at Collinsville insurance agency. Looking for dependable person who works well with public in person and on phone. Insurance experience is preferred but not required. Basic computer skills are a plus. Email resume to with subject line: My Resume, or fax to 371-3220
There was a special session of the Collinsville Board Thursday 12:15pm (June 26th) -- check back for results David Chester Baseball Update in 6/21/2008 Claremore Progress
Harl Dean Jarrell (78) died Monday June 23, 2008 in Elk City, OK. He was the grandfather of Emily Wright (CHS 2003) and Samantha Wright (CHS 2000). H.D. Jarrell is also survived by his wife Jo, daughters Penny (Elk City) and Patti (Colorado), a sister Peggy (Elk City), and many other grand and great grand kids. Services will be 2pm Friday June 27 in Elk City where he had been a farmer, postman and later operated the pool hall. -- Ted Wright (a former son-in-law) FOUND -- Black Lab Mix -- Owasso/Collinsville area (Brookfield Crossing Estates German Corner 116th & Hwy 20) Puppy - 4 - 8 months old. Seems to be trained and very obedient. House broken. No collar. Not microchipped. 918-639-7610 or 918-371-3995 (6/25/2008)
Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home: Alan Leo Hardy (February 3, 1946 - June 21, 2008) [Tulsa World Wed. June 24th: Collinsville — Alan Hardy, 62, retail warehouse worker, died Saturday. Visitation noon-8 p.m. Tuesday and service 10 a.m. Wednesday, both at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Tulsa World Wed. June 24th: Collinsville — Billy Ray Jones, 71, painter, died Sunday. Service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Mowery Funeral Service Chapel, Owasso.
Those With Needs Can Signup For School Supplies
June 23, 2008
Others May Contribute
More city budget (& rate increases) discussed at City Hall June 23rd) June 26: 7pm Elks Organizational Meeting (at Silver Dollar Cafe) for men & women 21 years and older

Benefit for Mackenzie Sunday and her family this Saturday, June 28 in the City Park. There will be a 1 Mile Fun Run/Walk with registration beginning at 7:00 am at the tennis courts. Contact Susie at 527-4521 or Kendra at 857-5566. Adults are $15 and kids are $7. The coed softball tournament registration is available until 9:00 am and costs $150 per team and contact Jay Crutchfield at 906-8130. Registration, for those who might enjoy a friendly game of horseshoes, will be $10 per team on the spot. There will be activities for the kids all day and cotton candy, shaved ice, hot dogs, pizza and drinks will be for sale. We will also be selling KENZIE'S KICKIN' CANCER CREW t-shirts for $10.00 and Kickin' Cancer 4 Kenzie bracelets for $3.00. Various bands will be playing in the park around 6:00 that evening, so bring your chairs and blankets and come enjoy a day at the park and help out a family in our community. Your support and donations are greatly appreciated. For benefit information you may contact Cheryl Sink at 724-3531. (6/22/2008)
[The registration deadline for the coed softball tourney is 10:00 p.m. Thursday.]

Sunday June 29th Activities Also: 5pm benefit barbeque dinner. Pie auction approximately 5:45. Praise and worship service at 6:30 and a church service following.
(All proceeds go to Mackenzie Sunday to help with medical expenses.)

Misc. News: GRDA Helps July 3rd Fireworks / Smelter Cleanup Plan Meeting / Teen Miss
June 20, 2008
CH Wright To Band Directors Hall of Fame / INCOG Updates
Still have several photo CDs for requesting individuals to pick up: McColley, Dyer, Keith, Richburg, Haymaker, Pelton, James, and Hoffman.-- Ted 7pm Fri. 6/27
City Planning Commission Struggles With Confusing State of Metal Buildings Here
June 19, 2008
Wright Editorial On "Public Hearings"
I'm done with prints ordered at the Nifty Fifties reunion. Waiting for Ron Evans to pick them up for distribution. -- Ted 3pm Fri. 6/20/2008 [Ron has the prints now Monday 11:30am]
Sample of Changing Face of Collinsville
June 19, 2008
Changes: Downtown, CHS, and Sallee Field
Tulsa-Owasso-Collinsville Bus Route Potential By November (per Friday June 20, 2008 Tulsa World). [Tulsa World Editorial 6/21/2008]
-- (Previous coverage in May)
Rates For Most City Services Will Be Raised In New Budget
June 16, 2008
Metal Buildings Blocked Again
Editorial: Should Bush-Cheney Be Impeached?
June 17-21, 2008
Viewer Email Comments Encouraged
CHS Nifty Fifties Reunion
June 14, 2008
CHS 1958 Honored on 50th
City Budget Summary for Monday's public hearing (7pm City Hall June 16, 2008) ... check back for meeting results later (rate increases on most city services) -- Ted 1am Tues Misc. News: Stephen Pitts All-State Game / Sullivan Congressional Report / Quilter's Meet
June 16, 2008
More Injured GI Pajamas July 3rd
First Baptist Church Vacation Bible School - Outrigger Island - June 16th-20th from 9am-noon. For children that have completed kindergarten through 6th grade. Church Bus: call office 371-2526
Meadowcreek UMC Vacation Bible School - Beach Party, June 16th-19th from 6:30-8:30 pm. Ages 3 yrs to 12 yrs. Come surf through the Scriptures with us! (371-3250)

Event Photos For 7th Annual Hogs 'N' Hot Rods

Saturday June 14, 2008
CDI Event In Historic Downtown Collinsville

Happy Father's Day Sunday June 15th
Selected items from Monday's City Commission agenda (7pm at City Hall 6/16/2008): 5. PUBLIC HEARING - Discussion, consideration and possible action concerning Fiscal Year 2008-2009 Budget. 6. Discussion, consideration and possible action on approval of conduit financing agreement between Collinsville Economic Development Authority and the Collinsville School System. (previous coverage) 7. Discussion, consideration and possible action for a moratorium on exterior ribbed metal buildings in commercial district.
Mackenzie Sunday Softball Tournament: There will be a Benefit/Fundraiser softball tourney held on June 28-29 at the Collinsville City Park. The cost will be 150.00 per team "minimum". Stipulations are there must be at least 5 females per team. There will be other activities throughout the park on that day. Please come out and support the cause. If you have any questions concerning the tourny please contact Jay C @ 906-8130 & Ronn B. @ 698-1707 (6/13/2008) Majike Father/Son Body Builders (from June 12th Tulsa World).
Education Foundation
Annual Golf Tournamant

June 12, 2008
Funds Raised For Education Grants
Car / Bike Show & Family Entertainment Downtown Saturday
Misc. News: City-School Bond Agreement / Miss Oklahoma Reps / WWAH Update
June 11, 2008
4-H Locker Cleanup Project
2008 Streetscape Project Not City's First
June 11, 2008
1977 & 1984 Sample Photos
From Wednesday June 11, 2008 Tulsa World: Ramona — Freda Disch, 83, died Tuesday. Services pending. Collinsville Dolton, Collinsville. [Funeral service Friday, June 13 at 10 a.m. at Yale Avenue Presbyterian Church. Interment will follow at the Ridgelawn Cemetery in Collinsville.]
Ted, We will be having a community wide prayer session for Mackenzie Sunday on Thursday June 12th at 7:30p.m. to 8:30p.m. She is leaving on Friday for M D Anderson in Houston (with level 4 cancer). We will be at the First Baptist Church and encourage everyone to attend. -- Thank you, Craig West (6/10/2008) Lots of Rain (Sun-Mon) June 8-9
Flooding in typical low spots: (Caney River was at 31.02 ft 9pm Tuesday June 10, 2008 with flood stage of 26 ft) (& 32.84 ft 9am June 11th) (Current raw unconfirmed Corp of Engineers Data) --
(July 2007 for comparison) [has been dropping since 33.5 ft at 1am 6/12/2008]

6/9/2008 School Board Results
Cutbacks Expected ... Expenses Up & Funding Down

Economic Development Authority met Wed. Noon (June 11th) ... new school bond involvement was only topic -- at City Hall Public hearing on restricting outdoor signs at Planning Commission Thursday 6:30pm (June 12th) -- at City Hall [cancelled for lack of quorum]

Kelsey Cartwright Is
Miss Oklahoma

(Per Tulsa World 6/9/2008) -- Congratulations Kelsey!!

(Other Links: Miss Oklahoma + Miss Keystone Lake + 2006 CHS Grad )


Education Foundation Golf Thursday

Hogs 'N' Hot Rods Saturday

I have photo CDs ready for the following list and can now get back to more web site work. -- Ted -- Tuesday June 10th 1:30pm
Schultheiss, Harker, Shearer, McColley, Coulter, Phillips, Dyer, Morgans, Thurman, Lowe, Keith, Salisbury, Richburg, Pitts, Haymaker, Gerber, Lewis, Pelton, James and Hoffman.
Rep. Earl Sears Addressed Chamber of Commerce
June 5, 2008
State's Budget Dominated Session
Many Teachers Hired (Most Replacements) ... State Funding Down / Smart Board Demo'd
June 7, 2008
Fuel & Milk Prices Up / Cutbacks Expected
From Sat. June 7, 2008 Tulsa World: Pryor -- Richard Dale Brown, 59, welder, died Thursday. Services pending. Reynolds, Collinsville. [Sunday update: Memorial service 10 a.m. Tuesday, Miracles of Faith Church]

East Main Street & Bridge Opened Friday! (2 lanes only and still a construction zone for now)
-- Ted -- 2pm Friday June 6, 2008

(More Friday Photos)
Misc. News: Mother-Daughter Grads / Earl Sears Unopposed / Library Cards & Rummage Sale
June 5, 2008
Brick Paver Installation Continues Downtown
Highway 20 through Keetonville re-opened today according to the 6pm KOTV Chan 6 TV news. -- Ted -- 6:08pm 6/5/2008
The June 12th CEF golf tournament only has about half as many teams signed up as last year. There is still time to sign up to support Collinsville academic grants. Contact Bill Thomas. -- Ted -- 6/5 I have a few other pages in progress but most of my time this week has been spent trying to complete the photo archive search for requested individual CDs (& I'm still not done). -- Ted -- 3pm Thurs 6/5 This weekend (June 6 & 7) at the softball fields we are having a 14& under tournament and have 9 teams playing to help out DYLAN GATES FROM COLLINSVILLE go to Tennessee for some Intensive testing and then they might do brain surgery at that time also. We are having a HELICOPTER from ST. FRANCIS around 12:00 to come out and let people see and then a drawing from selling tickets for $5.00. You might win a ride in the HELICOPTER so come support the famliy and have fun. -- M. Williams (6/5/2008)

Miss Keystone Lake (Kelsey Cartwright of Collinsville) is competing for Miss Oklahoma this week: She dances Wed., evening wear Thur, swimsuit Fri, Finals (top 10) Sat at the Mabee Center, 7:30 each night. -- Jane Cartwright (6/4/2008)

-- Kelsey's 2006 CHS grad page on cvilleok.

HS Soccer 5A ALL-STATE GAME: Friday June 6th at LaFortune Stadium. The girls match will be at 6 p.m. followed by the boys (including Collinsville's Stephen Pitts) at 8pm. Admission: $5 adults, $3 students

-- Stephen's 2008 CHS grad page on cvilleok.
Roderick Donation Will Allow Restoration Of Former City Annex Building
June 3, 2008
Future Office of Collinsville Downtown Inc.
According to City Manager Pam Polk at June 2nd City Commission Meet: 2 lanes of new east Main and bridge will be open within 2 weeks and 4 lanes should be open by end of June. Polk also reported Collinsville City Planner Bob Wolfram will be retiring from INCOG July 31st. -- Ted 9:45pm 6/2/2008 (City meet results) 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)
Misc. News: Two Andersons Graduate / Streetscape Progress / Quilt Show
June 1, 2008
Softball Fundraiser For Hannah Pavey Expenses
Miss Collinsville Teen Competes For State Title
June 2, 2008
Jennifay Nichols Helps Open New Croppinsville USA Store
June 2nd 7pm City Commission Meeting: PUBLIC HEARING - CZ-170/Ordinance 809 - Zoning Text Amendment - Hearing and discussion and possible action of Ordinance 809 - Building Appearance Standards/Permitted Yard Obstructions. -- Posted Friday 5/30/2008 Rest of June 2nd City Agenda Tyler Whitaker is RSU's 1st Academic All-American per May 31st Tulsa World article. Tyler's 2004 CHS grad page on
CHS Class of 1988 Reunion ... 20 Years (Sept. 2008). Classmates can contact Eric at or (918) 812-0945. (
Individual Pages for 2008 CHS Graduates Are Online (as of 3am May 1st) If you see any errors, please email Ted Wright.
Rest of May 2008 news archived June 1st At Least 36,636 visits to during May 2008.
1181 ave visits per day (or 1356 visits per day adjusted by dropping 4 blank records)
Another inclusive month of Weblizer stats by my service provider ... 4 days showed no traffic at all when I know there was plenty of traffic. If the stat report generating program fails to complete the raw data is lost
. The lowest day's visit (other than the blank records) was 732. The highest day had 1866 visits (May 27th).. -- Ted Wright 6/1/2008 photos are for sale (Photo Policy) 4x6 prints $2, 8x10 prints $5, or CD by sport/individual ($25-$40)

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