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March 2008 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) www.cvilleok.com ... call Ted Wright (918) 371-1901 or send email to wrightted@aol.com.
After a heavy mid-day rain "from the clouds" Monday (left photo), I figured there wouldn't be any more work on the streetscape project in front of my museum ... but not too long after the rain had stopped I was surprised by a heavy stream of water from "underground" spraying my window (under the awnings in the right photo) ... see below for the source. -- Ted

Hi Ted,
Could you please post a lost family pet on your website? I would greatly appreciate it. I know your site gets alot of attention.
Our dog has been missing since March 23rd. His name is Poco. He is a 6 yr old male Lab/beadle mix. He is white with light tan/yellow markings on his ears and back. Poco is a much loved family pet and is wonderful with children. Poco was last seen Sun, March 23rd near road NS 406 which is west of Oologah. If anyone has seen him or has any information please contact me at 371-2241. I would greatly appreciate it. --
Thank you, Darla Martin (3/30/2008)
Frank Moreland switching a water meter to the new supply line was the source of water on the museum window above.
Weather permitting ... the Little League Baseball games were set to start Monday (March 31, 2008) ... and continue through June 12th with 6pm & 7:15pm games at the Sportsplex (near ECC/Herald). Contact Ron Koscheski 381-7971 for more details. (cvilleok.com April events calendar)
Misc. News: ECC Kids & Characters / Downtown / Dogs / Signs
March 31, 2008
Road To The Bridge
CHS Soccer here TuesdayTed, Just wanted to update you on this week's varsity baseball tournament in Bixby. The Cards went 1-3 in the tourny. Defeating Metro Christian. Falling to Coweta, Booker T Washington, and Glenpool. Thanks! -- Brian Phillips (3/30/2008)
CHS Tennis Forced Out Of Town Due To Condition of City Park?
March 30, 2008
CHS Tennis Schedule / December Ice Storm Damage
From Saturday March 29, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Evelyn P. Arthur, 84, homemaker, died Friday. Services pending. Reynolds. [Memorial service 11 a.m. Monday, Miracles of Faith Church.] Misc. CHS: Golf Girls 1st At Vinita / Track Results from Hominy & Coweta
March 29, 2008
Cards In Action Won Food Drive Contest
Art Tyrell Restoring
Building at 115 S. 11th

March 28, 2008
More Grants Available
Preliminary Planning For Repainting Depot & Caboose
March 28, 2008
Group Inspected March 26th
You can still drive to Karen's Kountry Kitchen and Brinkley Auto Sales by driving behind Miller's Sinclair (off 5th Street) ... with roadway work blocking Main Street.
The girls golf team took 1st in the Vinita Tourn. on Wed. Individually, Brittni Schmauss placed 1st, Amy Garrett placed 4th and Paige DeLozier placed 7th out of over 50 golfers. (Missy 3/27/2008) Stories In Progress
March 27-28, 2008
American Bank of Oklahoma To Celebrate 10th Anniversary
March 27, 2008
April 1-3 in Collinsville & Skiatook
Misc. News: Final Fair Plans? / Puppy Raised Funds / Band Dinner
March 27, 2008
Sleepware For Wounded Troops
From the Wednesday March 26, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Raymond Douglas Jackson, 81, Sandridge Tree Service tree trimmer, died Tuesday. Services pending. Moore's, Owasso.
Thank You KJRH
KJRH Channel 2 Weather Show
& Tour In Collinsville

March 25, 2008
KJRH & Boy Scouts Will "Regreen Green Country"
CHS Golf Girls 2nd
At Claremore

March 24, 2008
Monday Torunament
Misc. News: S-Curve Accident / Oologah Scout Tour / Green Country All Stars / Egg Jump
March 24, 2008
Spring Break Trip To Texas Battleship
Channel 2 Weather Show March 25th: 9am Middle School / 10am ECC / noon Doug’s Grill / 1pm Newspaper Museum / 2pm Animal Shelter / 2:15pm Wilson Elementary / 3pm Tree Planting at Collinsville Library / 5pm & 6pm live broadcasts live from CHS / 6:30pm DOORS OPEN / 7pm SHOW STARTS at CHS
Buy or Sell Avon -- Order now, Pay when order is delivered. Fundraisers Available=35 to 40% profit
Tammy Sirmon - Independent Avon Sales Rep. (918-698-9766 or 918-371-4338) Shop Online at www.youravon.com/tsirmon
Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home: Willard Dean Franks (February 6, 1921 - March 23, 2008)

Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home: Lora Wynona Gosvener (October 27, 1921 - March 23, 2008)

CHS Junior and 2005 Grad Spent Long Day In Tennesse Cave
March 24, 2008
Blaksley/Smith Spring Break Adventure
Pawhuska Win For Cards In 8-Team Wood Bat Tournament Here
March 21, 2008
American Bank of Oklahoma Classic
Weather Show here Tuesday ..plus lots of CHS sports with spring break now completed (March calendar)
Ted, I was just wondering if you knew if they were going to actually pick up the rest of the brush from the ice storm? I have a pile in my front yard that I can't haul off myself because I don't have the means to do so and I can't afford to pay someone to do it either. I have seen a lot of brush piles in town that I am pretty sure that people would love to see gone. Surrounding towns are just about finished with their clean up and ours really hasn't even begun. Just wondering if you might know more then I do. -- Thank you, C.J. (3/23/2008)Good Question, C.J, ... but I don't have an answer. I attend all of the public city meetings and have heard lots of options and dicusssions on equipment purchases ... but have yet to hear a firm plan or schedule. The City Park also remains essentially closed pending removal of hanging and downed limbs. -- Ted Wright -- Sunday 3/23/2008
Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home: Bonnie Mae Brown (May 4, 1957 - March 19, 2008) Visitation Saturday 9am-8pm, March 22 at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home and Sunday from 1:30-6pm. Funeral services 2pm Monday, March 24, 2008 at the Assembly of God Church in Collinsville.
Misc. News: Eastside Baptist "Kid Stuf" Program / Sullivan Report
March 22, 2008
Shannon Slagle's Rain Forest Visit
Misc. News: CHS Boys Soccer / Recycle & Compost / Spring Here
March 20, 2008
CHS Class Officer Photos
Flurry Of Activity On
Main Street Beautification

March 20, 2008
Trenches & Holes In Sidewalks Now
Concrete Poured For New Main Street Bridge Surface
March 20, 2008
Major Milestone Reached
Church Of Christ Expansion Takes Former Gas Co. Office
March 22, 2008
Ruth Fuel Co. Office Opened in 1960
First day of spring (March 20th) and the start of the sixth year for the cvilleok.com web site. -- Ted Wright 3/20/2008
HELP WANTED - Certified group class instructor for The Rock GYM call 371-6555.
From Wednesday March 19, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Thomas Doward Burd, 89, retired Oklahoma Natural Gas dispatcher, died Tuesday. Service 2 p.m. Friday, Remnant Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints, Sperry. Peters-Stumpff, Skiatook.

Black Jack Creek is full after several inches of rain Monday & Tuesday (March 17-18). The road is closed beside Holman Seed Farm. The Broadway Bridge and uncompleted Main Street Bridge have water near the roadway levels. There is some brush apparent at the Broadway Bridge but I suspect the creek banks have an abundance of loose brush from the December 2007 ice storm that may or may not be a factor in the current water level. -- Ted Wright 4:55pm Tuesday March, 18, 2008

City Commission Results: March 18th

Misc. News: CHS Soccer 2nd Place At Stillwell / Baseball Facility Upgrades At Sportsplex
March 18, 2008
Downtown Inc. St. Patrick's Chili & Deserts
If you are doing something interesting for spring break and want to share with cvilleok.com viewers ... send me an email. -- wrightted@aol.com
Misc. News: Scouts Tour News Museum / Animal Shelter Garage Sale / Russell Wright's Young Son Critical
March 17, 2008
Help Gather Pajamas For Injured Troops
June Elizabeth Stevens
(May 16, 1910 - March 17, 2008) Visitation: Wed. March 19th from 3-8pm. at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Funeral Service: 2pm Thursday, March 20, 2008, First Baptist Church of Collinsville.
School Spring Break In Progress ... Baseball Tournament Starts Wednesday March 19thChannel 2's Julie Chin will read for young kids at Library Tuesday March 18th 10:30am.April Calendar Added -- Ted 3/17/2008
West, Isam & Phillips Named Basketball All-Conference
March 16, 2008
Verdigris & Pawnee Family Ties
Visit Brinkley Auto Sales ... East of 5th & Main near the new bridge
Misc. News: CHS Easter Bunny + Blood Drive + Prom / Weather Show
March 15, 2008
Skippy Is WWAH Pet Of The Week
Reeder Sworn In As New City Commissioner
March 18, 2008
Ice Storm Funding Delay Concerns
Misc. News: Quilters Met / ECC Kids / Bridge Update
March 13, 2008
Gas Prices Back Over $3
CHS Track At Skiatook
March 14, 2008
Collinsville HS & JrHi Results
2 Photo Pages
CHS Varsity Soccer in Stillwell: Just wanted to let you know that that the girls won their two games today, and will play again tomorrow night at 6:30. The boys have won one game so far and are currently playing their second game against Oologah. Will keep you informed.-- Kay Gerber 5pm 3-13-2008 [The boys beat Oologah tonight in the second game of the day. The girls will play at 6:30 pm tomorrow (Fri) and the boys will play at 8:00 pm.]
From Thursday March 13, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Wiley Butler, 66, welder, died Tuesday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, Relocated Cemetery, Nowata. Benjamin, Nowata.
Caleb Lemke Passed Away
March 12th, 2008

March 13, 2008
10am Services Monday Mar. 17th
Caleb Lemke class of 2004 passed away today (3/12/08) ~ I got the info from his aunt. The family is requesting in lieu of flowers that donations be made. Collinsville Funeral Home will be in charge of arrangements. -- Renee' Smith
CHS Baseball Cardinals Beat Bristow
March 11, 2008
JV Was Leading After 2
Misc. News: Herald Spelling Bee / Church Of Christ Plans / Fair Board
March 12, 2008
Portions of Old Sidewalks Removed & Main Street Beautification Project Schedule
Misc. News: Crazy Hats At Wilson Elementary (Dr Seuss)
March 10, 2008
Home Representative Club News
VVEC Passing Along Power Cost Adjustment Increases
March 10, 2008
Press Release Cites $4.7 Million Increase in Wholesale Power Rates
Hannah Shay Pavey (March 15, 1991 - March 8, 2008) Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at the Baptist Tabernacle in Collinsville, OK with Rev. Gary Cate officiating. Interment will follow at the Ridgelawn Cemetery. Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 11:00 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, 2008 at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.
-- (Previous Coverage 1) & (Previous Coverage 2)
$850 was donated to the Collinsville animal shelter from the Leap Year dining day Feb. 29th, 2008. (More info)
Busy week ahead ... see the March calendar on cvilleok.com
Wilson Character Kids
March 7, 2008
1st & 2nd Graders
CHS Baseball Cardinals Beat Claremore Sequoyah
March 7, 2008
11-0 Score in 5 Freezing Innings
Misc. News: KidFit / CHS Blood Drive / Libraray Activities
March 7, 2008
3 Main Street Construction Zones
Transfer Policies Set As Classes Fill Here
March 10, 2008
Administators Rehired
Clock Change Sunday 2amCHS baseball -vs- Sequoyah ...-- Ted 4pm Fri [Yep, they are playing baseball ... 6-0 after 1st inning when I gave up with actual temp near 35 degrees and "feels like" 25 per the Weather Channel at 4:45pm Fri 3-7-2008 photos later] -- {Ted, The Cardinal Baseball Team won 11-0 in five innings in one of the coldest games played. GO CARDS! -- Coach Slagle}
Chamber of Commerce Asking For Your List of Products & Services
March 6, 2008
And Your Suggestions For Improvement
Short Chase Ended At 12th & Maple
March 6, 2008
Driver Injured Thursday
Victory Cherokee Organization Community Center Started
March 6, 2008
Building Adjacent To Victory Cemetery
The CHS Baseball game for Thursday (March 6th -vs- Cascia Hall) has been cancelled.The Library's Murder Mystery Dinner originally scheduled for March 8th has been postponed until later this year. -- Ted 3/6/2008
Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home: Charles Andrew Briggs, Jr. (December 13, 1944 - March 4, 2008) Services 2pm Thursday, March 6, 2008 at the First United Pentecostal Church of Collinsville.CHS & JrHi Track: Pie Auction / 3rd Phase Bond Approved
March 4, 2008
2008 Track Meet Schedule
The Collinsville school bond propositions passed by 84% and 86% ... too many number for this front page ... see school vote details. -- Ted 8:45pm Tuesday March 4, 2008 (Prop 1: 793Y to 129N & Prop 2: 805Y to 112N)
School Superintendent Pat Herald asked me to pass along thank you's to the community for it's overwhelming support of this critical $8.9 milllion bond issue. Portions of that funding are even more important now with anticipated state school budget cuts which will are still subject to legislative action.
Check back later for official numbers in the city commission ward 2 election which appears to have been won by Bud York. -- Ted Wright 3-4-2008

{The 57-44 Ward 2 vote count matches that posted on Tulsa County Elecrion Board Site} 3-5-2008
Two major precincts onlySchool Prop 1School Prop 2
Trent Rogers
(Ward 2)
Bud York (Ward 2)Total Registered
Community Church440=Yes
Health Center206=Yes
Partial* Subtotal646=Yes
4457*Excludes absentee & several other smaller school precincts
State Representative Earl Sears Report
March 4, 2008
City Request To Stop HB1739
Important planning meeting for Chamber of Commerce Thursday Noon (March 6) at Library Pie Auction March 4th...
Sidewalk cuts began today marking the start of the 2-block (TEA-21) Main Street Beautification project. The cuts began in the same spot where a group had celebrated in June 2005 after receiving long awaited word of ODOT approval (& funding) for the project. -- Ted 3-4-2008 11:30am
From Tuesday March 4, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Wanda L. Green, 81, died Monday. Services pending. Parks Brothers, Prague.
Misc. News: School View / Streetscape Signs / FAFSA / Pets / ECC Kids
March 4, 2008
Miss Collinsville Teen At Shrine Circus
I had to adjust a clock & watch that didn't handle leap year Feb. 29th and the next time change is March 9th. -- Ted 3/3/2008
VOTE Today!
(March 4th)
Track Pie Auction 6pm Mar. 4th at CHS
CIA-Red Cross Blood Drive (Friday, March 14th, 2008) CHS Gym 8:00 am to 1:00 pm
Billie Reeder Appointed
As Ward 4 Commissioner

March 3, 2008
3rd Try For Equipment Decisions
From Sunday March 2, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville -- Earl Lomax, 56, died Saturday. Services pending. Reynolds.[Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Reynolds Funeral Service Chapel.]
From Sunday March 2, 2008 Tulsa World: Kimberly Dawn Redfearn Obituary
2nd Brush Collection Day Had Low Turnout Of Volunteers
March 1, 2008
Many Loads Of Brush Removed
Vote Tuesday March 4th To Keep Up With School Growth
March 1, 2008
Some School Enrollment History Also
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 www.cvilleok.com/CHSalum -- Ted
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)
Corrected stats available after Oct. 2008 fix: 33,517 visits to cvilleok.com in Feb. 2008 for an average daily 1115 visits. -- Ted 10/30/2008
Rest of Feb. 2008 news archived March 1st?? visits to cvilleok.com during Feb. 2008
Another inclusive month of Weblizer stats by my service provider ... many days showed no traffic at all when I know there was plenty of traffic. -- Ted 3/1/2008

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