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Archived May 2008 NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) www.cvilleok.com ... call Ted Wright (918) 371-1901 or send email to wrightted@aol.com.
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 5/30/2008Rest of June 2nd City AgendaTyler Whitaker is RSU's 1st Academic All-American per May 31st Tulsa World article. Tyler's 2004 CHS grad page on cvilleok.com.
Croppingsville, U.S.A., is now open at 1106 W. Main -- Grand Opening (May 30th)
The Collinsville Girls Softball Association is holding a tournament this weekend in Memory of Hannah Pavey. Proceeds from this tournament will go to the Pavey family to help out with Hannah’s medical expenses. The tournament consists of 14 teams. 6 – 8 and Under and 8 – 10 and Under.-- Darenda Chester (5/30/2008)Michelle Prestwood healthcare job article in 5/30/3008 Tulsa World. Michelle's 2008 CHS Grad page on cvilleok.com 5/1/2008.1pm Saturday May 31: Quilt Trunk Show featuring quilts made by Lena Mae Pippin of Oklahoma City. (at Library) Free and open to the public.
Garage Sale: May 30, 8-6; May 31, 8-4; Collinsville American Legion 9th & Main; stroller/carseat combo, lots of kids/baby clothes, TV’s, bedding, videos, card tables, sofa, microwave, drafting table, club chair, coffee tables, computer desk, dresser, furniture, computer misc, ladies plus size clothing, toys, shoes, home decor, small appliances, rocking chair and lots more!
Misc. News: Sidewalk Brick Pavers Ready / CHS Summer Hours / Golf Girls Again / 1980s Grad Updates
May 29, 2008
Looking Ahead To August CHS Enrollment
Elvis Has Left The Building -- 5/27/2008 Adoption UpdateMisc. News: School Change Of Pace / Basketball Camp / Adopt-A-Cat / Gateway / Sidewalks
May 27, 2008
Editorial: Collinsville Volunteers
Misc. News: Memorial Day / Summer Reading Events / Gas Prices / All-Star Baseball / 1988 CHS Reunion
May 26, 2008
INCOG Transportation Plan Review
I'll be a bit slow with news this week as I'm spending almost full time trying to complete the individual photo CDs requested in the last 6 months. But, I'd still be happy to take news & photos you happen across (send me an email). -- Ted Wright -- 11:45am Thursday May 29th, 2008
CHS Class of 1988 Reunion ... 20 Years (Sept. 2008). Classmates can contact Eric at collinsville.cardinals@yahoo.com or (918) 812-0945 -- or Darcy at darcboom@gmail.com or (316) 371-2965.
From Sunday May 25, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Virgil D. Evans, 66, truck driver, died Saturday. Services pending. Reynolds. 5/28: [Visitation noon-8 p.m. Thursday, Reynolds Funeral Service, and service 1 p.m. Friday, First Assembly of God.] 5/29: Collinsville Dolton Funeral HomeFrom Sunday May 25, 2008 Tulsa World: Tulsa -- Judy Lynn Harper, 49, resolutions analyst, died Thursday. Visitation 1-6 p.m. Sunday, Mowery Funeral Service, Owasso, and service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Crossroads Christian Center, Collinsville.
From Sunday May 25, 2008 Tulsa World: Owasso -- Betty Jean Peterson, 75, homemaker, died Thursday. Graveside service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Ridgelawn Cemetery, Collinsville. Reynolds, Tulsa.
Memorial Day Weekend In Progress ... cemetery flowers & memories ... high gas prices ... summer activities begin with school out ...
Community Center For Victory Cherokee Organization
May 20, 2008
Groundbreaking & Picnic At Victory Cemetery
From Friday May 23, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Diane Fisher, 61, died Wednesday. Services pending. Mowery, Owasso.May 19th City Commission results posted 5/23/2008 ... city electric rate increase possibility mentioned ... Library summer reading proclamation
Misc. News: Streetscape Progress Continues / Coburn Meetings Set / Kids Tour Fire Department / Hogs T-Shirts
May 22, 2008
Former OU Quarterback & Lt. Governor Mildren Has Passed Away
CHS Chorus Musical
May 17&19, 2008
"Into The Woods" Twice
Earl Sears Will Address The Collinsville Chamber of Commerce June 5th, 2008
Volunteers are still needed to help staff the Saturday June 14th Hogs "N" Hot Hods event in Downtown Collinsville. Contact Maureen Wright (Collinsville Downtown, Inc. 371-5530). If you sign up in time you will get a free event staff T-shirt. In addition to all the classic and custom cars, truck & motorcysles, there will be lots of family entertainment. Contact Roy Weathers (292-9060) if you would like to be the next "Collinsville Idol". [Deadline to volunteer for Hogs and Hot Rods and be eligible for a free tee shirt will be June 2nd. To preorder 7th Annual Hogs and Hot Rods Tee Shirts. Go to www.okiedokielogos.com]
Sorry for continued delays getting back to my goal of same or next day news. I lost about half a day today replacing my dead DSL modem and getting the new one to get me back online, so have not gained any ground yet today. -- Ted 4pm May 22, 2008
CHS Update: Football Parents Info / Spring Practices: FB+SB+BB+Band
May 21, 2008
Jessica Dyer Signs With Cowley College
Memorial Day Weekend Near
From Wednesday May 21, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — John L. Graber, 88, retired truck driver, died Monday. Service 2:30 p.m. Friday, Mowery Funeral Home Chapel, Owasso.
Friday May 23rd: last day of classes for studentsThe Newspaper Museum In Collinsville finished its 9th year May 11th, 2008, having opened on the 100th Anniversary of the first issue of the Collinsville News May 11, 1899. [Note: The newspaper is under different ownership since 1987 after my family logged it's first 88 years.] -- Ted Wright (& this web site is in it's 6th year)Check back later for photos from May 20th VCO Community Center "groundbreaking" at Victory Cemetery + May 17&19th Chorus Musical Thursday May 22: 6pm Volunteer Rally for Hogs 'N' Hot Rods (at Library)
City utility rate increases are likely (especially electric) according to City Manager Pam Polk in her report to the City Commission Monday night (May 19) as the budget for the next fiscal year is being formulated. Check back for more city meet results. Mayor Sallee reported that 6th grader Zane McElroy had a serious head injury from an accident at an Owasso skate park. -- Ted -- Tuesday noon 5/20/2008 Pavement in front of the Silver Dollar Cafe was being formed Tuesday morning May 20th.CHS Band Spring Concert
May 15, 2008
6th-12th Grade Bands

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These photos at the brush pit on 156th St about 10:45am May 19th.
Crowder Disaster Recovery began the controlled brush burn at 10 am this morning, May 19. The 2 pick-up passes and City Park were completed yesterday right on schedule. -- Bob Wolfram, City Planner (5/19/2008)
Misc. News: Potential Bus Commutes / Baseball Tournament Winners
May 19, 2008
Masonic Student Awards
CHS Baccalaureate
May 11, 2008
Ministerial Alliance Service
City Park Cleanup Progressing
May 18, 2008
Only Stumps Remain For Many Trees Damaged In Ice Storm
Misc. News: Barnhardt's Back 1 Year / Education Foundation Golf
May 18, 2008
Water Main / Power Pole / Pages In Progress
(1) "No Kill" Animal Shelter "Reality" ... from Sunday May 18, 2008 Tulsa World. (2) Sat. May 17 New Jersey Adoption in Collinsville - Tulsa World. (3) Ted Wright "No Kill" editorial at bottom of WWAH Grand Opening page Jan. 2008.From Sunday May 18, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Carol Sue Goodwin, age unavailable, died Saturday. Services pending. Midtown, Tulsa. From Sunday May 18, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — William R. Wilt, 76, died Friday. Services pending. Moore's, Owasso. From Sunday May 18, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Jim L. Winkleman, 62, self-employed mechanic, died May 9. Memorial service 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Reynolds Funeral Service Chapel.
You have one more chance to support the CHS Chorus (Monday 7pm) in their 2nd performance of "Into The Woods". More photos later from Saturday. -- Ted (May 17, 2008)
Chorus Musical Monday May 19th
Building Appearance Public Hearing Postponed Again
Misc. News: ECC & Herald Kids Honored / Quilters Meeting
May 17, 2008
Congressman Sullivan Update
Multi Family Garage Sale
(May 16 – May 17)
13030 N 139th E Ave. Collinsville
Clothes, toys, automotive, household items and lots more
Ted we are hosting the USSSA STATE QUALIFIER baseball tournament starting tonight and running till Sunday evening, This is the very first one that Collinsville has ever hosted, this is a very big step for our youth baseball program in bringing teams in from out of town and letting them see how great of a complex we have built in the past years. Everyone is welcome to come out and watch some of the states best 8 and 10 and under kid pitch teams go at it, Admission is $4 for adults and $3 for students, this is being held at the sportsplex behind Herald Elementary School.. Thanks Ron Koscheski (5-16-2008)
We just wanted to update everyone that Jennifay will be performing @ Mayfest Saturday, May 17th. @ 4th & Boston 3:00-3:30. She will also be performing the National Anthem @ Broken Arrow Rooster Day's Rodeo the 16th. & 17th. She is working hard to prepare & represent Collinsville as Collinsville's very first Outstanding Teen @ State in hopes of becoming Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen. Competition begins the 1st. week in June. -- Thanks, Joy & Jennifay (5-15-2008)
Final 2 Concrete Lanes Formed East of Bridge
May 16, 2008
East Main Street Gateway
City Agenda: Monday May 19th
May 16, 2008
Building Appearance Public Hearing
CHS Chorus Banquet
May 9, 2008
Likely First Ever?
Sunday May 18th: Blood Drive & Roundup Club Playday
I still have several stories in progress from the past few days. -- Ted -- 9:30am Saturday 5-17-2008
From Sunday May 11, 2008 Tulsa World: Skiatook -- Mike Hulsey, 58, Postal Service mechanic, died Thursday. Memorial service 5 p.m. Saturday, Church of the Nazarene. Sien-Shelton. [Mike was a 1968 CHS graduate]
CHS Alumni-Varsity Soccer Game
May 9, 2008
2nd Annual Game
Paul Winton Died In Florida May 12th
May 14, 2008
Former Resident With Local Relatives
From Wednesday May 14, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Robert J. Majka, 69, retired deputy marshal, died Monday. Services pending. Mowery, Owasso.
Blood Drive For Collinsville Church of Christ Sunday May 18th 10:30am-3pm Bloodmobile. Contact Carl Harris 371-4296 to schedule donation.
Band Concert --
May 15th
Chorus Musical --
May 17th (& 19th)
CHS Graduation
May 13, 2008
2008 Seniors Crossed Stage In Claremore
Tulsa County voters rejected the TCC expansion proposals May 13th. A sample of the Collinsville votes: Community Church #1 38Yes-44No, #2 37Yes-44No; Health Center #1 39Yes-64No, #2 34Yes-66No. -- Ted 11:15pm May 13th (Previous)
Herald Elementary Activities
May 6-9, 2008
Teachers Photo & Sock Hop
Don't forget that extra cent on your postage starting May 12th
CHS Graduation (Tuesday at Claremore Expo) doors will open at 6:30 pm. Seating is first come first serve. Highway 20 is still closed so alternate routes will be necessary. The ceremony will start at 7:30 pm. Thanks, Cory SlagleFrom Tuesday May 13, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Colin Lee Michael Adkins, infant son of Rebecca and Tony Adkins, died Friday. Graveside service 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Floral Haven Memorial Gardens, Broken Arrow. Floral Haven, Broken Arrow.

From Tuesday May 13, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville —Jim L. Winkleman, 62, mechanic, died Friday. Services pending. Reynolds.

More Misc: U10 Baseball / HRC Club / Special Olympics / Youth Football Signups
May 12, 2008
Rep. Sears on $7 Billion Okla. Budget
Youth Football Camp
July 21-22-24
Grades 1st-6th
TCC Vote May 13th
Misc. News: House Fire / Sidewalk Yo-Yo / Alley Brush
May 12, 2008
CHS Reunion Query
CHS Band Banquet
May 4, 2008
Band Won Sweepstakes
Nifty Fifties Awards Of Excellence Banquet
May 6, 2008
11 CHS Seniors Honored
The Booker T. Washington boys soccer team not only eliminated Collinsville in the first round, they beat everyone else for the 5A state title Saturday May 10th.Check the May Calendar for busy week: CHS Graduation, TCC Vote, Band Concert, Chorus Musical, ...I'm not hearing of any reunions this year other than CHS 1958 (and the rest of the Nifty Fifties)? -- Ted 5/11
Misc. News: FFA State Convention / ECC Character Kids / Animal Shelter Additions
May 10, 2008
Laps For Logan Shaw at Middle School
Top CHS Academic Seniors
May 10, 2008
Valedictorians: Lewis & Smith & Salutatorian: Sharp
Photo Pages In Progress ... May 9th (5:15pm Friday)CHS Alumni Soccer was Friday May 9th (photos later)The Mother's Day Out program at First Baptist in Collinsville will be having a promotion ceremony on Thursday, May 15 at 6:00pm.
Misc. News: Aerial View of Sallee Field / TCC Vote May 13th
May 7, 2008
Oklahoma Legends Softball
Misc. News: Eagle Scout / Patriotism Winners / CDI News
May 8, 2008
Benefits For Injured Soliders & Aidan Wright
Individual Pages for 2008 CHS Graduates Are Online (as of 3am May 1st) If you see any errors, please email Ted Wright.
The Special Olympics Kids left for OSU from CHS (Wednesday 8:45am May 7th) in the rain & escorted by the Rural Fire Department
Missing neutered male grey stripped tabby cat from the 13th & Plum vacinity in Collinsville. Answers to the name of Tabby and is partially blind in one eye. Tabby has a bladder/kidney problem and is possibly very sick and needs medical attention. Any information would be appreciated. Please call Karla Bradley at 371-2851 or 261-1329. (5/7/2008 10am)
Early Childhood Center Activities
May 7, 2008
Play Ground Dedication / Oklahoma Events / Police Car Demo
Misc. News: CHS Golf Girls 8th At State / Quilt Trunk Show May 31st
May 2, 2008
Hogs'N'Hot Rods Volunteers / CIA Fundraiser
Concrete Pavement Now Connects 5th Street To New Bridge
May 2-6, 2008
Aerial Photo By Bruce Kern
Helen Vivian Mattison Edgington (80) died May 2, 2008 (from Tuesday May 6, 2008 Tulsa World)Mother's Day And Baccalaureate ... Sunday May 11th
Bud York Sworn In As
Ward 2 City Commissioner

May 5, 2008
Emergency Grant For Creek Cleanup?
School Board Meet May 5th
May 5, 2008
23 Temp Contract Rehires
Main Street Program Explained At Chamber
May 1, 2008
1st Evening Chamber Social (Art & FCCLA)
Volunteer Rally May 22nd (6pm at Library) for Hogs 'N' Hot Rods ... please come if you can help support this important June 14th community event.
The band booster meeting that was scheduled for Tuesday May 6th has been moved to Thursday May 15th after the spring concert. --
Check back later for coverage of the band banquet / awards from Sunday May 4th.Check back for a photo from the ECC Playground "Thank You Ceremony" this morning.
Larry Escalanta, a maintenance operations manager from Collinsville & Collinsville's Briana Montgomery, a model and lifeguard will be part of KOTV's "Gimme the Mike" at 7 p.m. July 7 on channel 6. (per the Monday May 5, 2008 Tulsa World)
Len Hart, Collinsville optometric physician, was recently named the 2008 Optometrist of the Year. (per Monday May 5, 2008 Tulsa World)
Friday May 9th: Second Annual Collinsville Soccer Alumni Game (at the Collinsville Sportsplex due to the construction at Sallee Field. Contact Justin Schubert at 381-9510.) Girls game starts at 6pm and boys follow ~7pm.May 2008 CHS Band Booster NewsletterTeen Summer Reading
Program At Library

May 4, 2008
Sixth Grade and Up
Photo Pages In Progress -- May 1-2-3, 2008 Graduation/Birthday party for Jarrod Shearer May 10th 6pm at the Miracles of Faith Church Gym. Stop by & wish him well or just visit.
May 12th Postage Increase
CHS Graduation is May 13th
4A Baseball Regional Summary
May 1-2-3, 2008
Collinsville Falls 1 Game Short of State
From Tulsa World Friday May 2, 2008: Richard Scott Forbes, 38, died in motorcycle accident May 1st at 113th East Ave and 176th St. N.
Vicki Marie (Sweeney) Jolley (May 24, 1946 - April 30, 2008) Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Rosary 7pm Sunday, May 4 at St. Therese Catholic Church. Mass of Christian Burial will be 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 5, 2008 at St. Therese Catholic Church Cindy L (Morris) Johnson (June 10, 1923 - April 30, 2008) Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Graveside services will be 11:00 a.m. Saturday, May 3, 2008 at the Ridgelawn Cemetery
From Thursday May 1, 2008, 2008Tulsa World: Oologah -- Christopher Wayne Allan Barnard, 4, died Monday. Service 10 a.m. Friday, Memorial Heights Baptist Church, Claremore. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.
From Wednesday April 30, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Naomi R. Chisum, 78, homemaker, died Monday. Memorial service 10 a.m. Thursday, Mowery Funeral Home Chapel, Owasso.From Wednesday April 30, 2008 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Tommy “Ike” Jackson, 58, truck driver, died Monday in Tulsa. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Freewill Baptist Church. Reynolds.
Downtown Sidewalk Yo-Yo ... down one day ... up the next ... check back for an update after I get the senior pages online. -- Ted 4/30 noon Wed.Chamber of Commerce meet Thursday (noon at Library) and then social meet 5:30 at Chamber office (May 1st)Several other stories on hold due to CHS grad page deadline.
Corrected visit stats available after Oct. 2008 correction: 40,329 total visits to cvilleok.com in April 2008 for an average of 1344 visits per day. -- Ted 10/30/2008
Rest of April 2008 news archived May 3rd?? visits to cvilleok.com during April 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. If the stat report generating program fails to complete the raw data is lost
. So again I have only limited data: April 26th visits=1264, April 27=1430, April 28=2052, April 29=2038 and April 30=2001 visits. -- Ted Wright
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