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Be careful of low lying area with some roads blocked by continued rain.-- May 1st39,426 visits to in April 2009 -- (1314 daily average visits)FOR RENT: $1375/month -- 12670 N. 124th E. Ave -- Built in 2008, Corner lot, 4/2.5/3, Designer colors . Call 284-5054. 
Preliminary (& UNFINISHED) versions of the 2009 CHS Graduate Pages are now online. I'll continue to make updates later. -- Ted Wright -- I'm headed home for sleep now (7:20am Friday May 1st)
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Updated flyer for June 13th Hogs 'N' Hot Rods
Collinsville Teams Strong At Conference Meet
April 25, 2009
7th & 8th Boys + 7th Girls 1st
Youth Baseball & Softball
April 24-26, 2009
Firebirds + Cubs + Royals + DirtyBirds
CHS Soccer update from the Shawnee game: The girls lost a hard fought battle 2-0. The boys won 3-1 to advance into the playoffs as a 3 seed. They should play Will Rogers (2 seed) on Tues. May 5th at Tulsa Webster's field 8pm. -- Coach Schubert (4/29/2009) --[4/30 Update: There is a correction to the Boys Soccer playoff game. They will be playing at Miami on Tues. May 5 @ 7pm. Thanks! Coach Schubert]
Community Newspapers Unpaid Week Announced -- According To Tulsa World 4/29/2009 -- and also in the local Collinsville News with same date (due to decreased ad revenue).This web site (the newspaper's competitor) has also seen a revenue decrease this past year but going for a week with no paycheck is not an unusual experience on this side of the street. As the dust settles on the 2009 CHS grad pages ... I will be re-evaluating the approach for next year as the massive task has grown each year while the ad support has not kept pace. -- Ted Wright 4/29/2009
Misc. News: 6th Grader Wins Statewide Science Competition
April 28, 2009
Grage Sale / Shannon-PSO Donation / Aidan Fundraiser
Sam Rabbitt (August 14, 1932 - April 27, 2009) Wake services 5pm Thursday, April 30 at Amazing Grace Tabernacle Church. Funeral services 11am Friday, May 1, 2009 at Amazing Grace Tabernacle Church Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Hampton Lee Tallman (November 10, 1945 - April 26, 2009) Funeral services 10am Wed. April 29, 2009 at the Church of the Nazarene. Collinsville Dolton Funeral HomeThe CHS soccer boys won at Shawnee to reach the playoffs. More info soon -- Ted 11:30am WedThe CHS baseball team hosts a regional here next week starting with Tuesday May 5: 1:00 CHS -vs- Nathan Hale & 3:30 Pryor -vs- Stillwell Chamber of Commerce May Newsletter is online. May 7th speaker is Susan Tolbart (OSU Tulsa).
Early Childhood Center Students Re-Enact Landrun
April 24, 2009
A Part Of Oklahoma History
Letter To The Editor: The Post Office requires every new house occupant to move their mailbox next to the street for the convenience of the carriers. But the bureaucrats at our local Post Office actually does the opposite making it MORE difficult for the people who pay their salaries? Another example of government compared to private business. Thanks, Rick Clark. (4/29/2009) [Ted Note: While I personally agree with this letter, I did want to add that my issues are with PO management as I have an enormous amount of respect for the carriers and the daily task they face. -- Ted Wright] -- Ted please allow me to say "me too" regarding the everyday local rank & file postal employees. Some of them are long time friends. Like yourself it is management I have issues with. By the way the local post office number is 371-6528 if fellow citizens would like to share their opinion with our local postmaster. Thanks again, Rick Clark.
In a city seeking to "improve", the relocation of the mail drop off box at the post office is clearly no improvement. The saying about assumptions has been proven again as I gave the PO too much credit before. -- Ted Wright 4/27/2009 2pm -- (& don't forget the 2 cent postage hike May 11th)
Collinsville Baseball Cardinals Beat Sperry at Driller's Stadium Saturday -- per 4/26/2009 Tulsa WorldCheck back later for a May event calendar and more backlogged news (ECC landrun, CHS golf, ...etc. as slow progress is being made on CHS grad pages. -- Ted 9pm Sunday 4/26 Final regular home CHS baseball game today (weather permitting) - Monday 4/27 (Game was cancelled) 
Dalton Salisbury Signs To Wrestle For Oklahoma State Cowboys
April 23, 2009
Two Time State Champ
Kelsi West Signs For Basketball At Cameron Univ.
April 24, 2009
At Lawton, OK
From Saturday 4/25/2009 Tulsa World: Oologah — Finas William Freeman, 60, Bodycote thermal processing inspector, died Friday. Services pending. Reynolds, Collinsville. CHS Soccer -vs- Pryor
April 21, 2009
Senior Night
CHS Hosts "First" Track Meet
April 21, 2009
Tri With Skiatook & Glenpool
International Culture Night
April 17, 2009
CHS FCCLA Food & Games
Chorus Spring Concert & Coronation
April 21, 2009
Holly Ward Crowned Queen
Local agency looking for full-time customer service representative. Email resume to:
ODOT Asphalt / Main Street Status (6pm Thursday): We now plan to overlay everything that we milled, by Friday evening. We will then come back after the rain ends next week and overlay the unmilled area between 5th and 17th. In the meantime, you will have a bump at the East and West ends of the overlay. -- Jerry Ryan (4/23/2009)Check back for Kelci West's signing for Cameron basketball -- Ted 10:55am 4/24/2009Tulsa World lists federal stimulus money to Oklahoma schools -- 4/24/2009More Pages In Progress
April 24, 2009
Still Way Behind

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CHS Baseball at Driller's Stauium Saturday -- Tulsa World 4/23/2009Check back for Dalton Salisbury's signing for OSU Wrestling -- Ted 10:45am 4/23/2009Main street asphalt in progress ... ... trees in place alsoGiant Garage Sale for WWAH & American Legion Roof -- Tulsa World 4/23/2009
Until further notice ads (garage sales, lost dogs, etc) on will not appear until payment has been received. -- Ted Wright April 23, 2009 -- Frequently Asked Questions (FAQ)
2009 Soccer Alumni game vs. High School Varsity -- Dust off your cleats and Shin guards, the 3rd annual Soccer Alumni game vs. the Soccer Varsity will be on Friday May 8, here at the football Stadium, unless the teams advance in the playoffs. Then it will Friday May 15th. The Women will play at 6pm and the Men at 7pm. Entry into the game will be free. Donations will be appreciated. To be eligible to play you must have played at least one year of soccer and graduated from Collinsville High School. Jerseys will be provided. For questions, contact Coach Justin Schubert (918-381-9510 or Email
Also, the Soccer Banquet will Saturday May 9th at 6pm in the High School Commons. We will have BBQ, awards, and our first ever soccer coronation (to my knowledge). Tickets will be sold for $5. Thanks! Justin
Citizen Disagrees With Highway Annexation -- April 22, 2009
Letter(s) To The Editor

Cleo Fifer (March 17, 1912 - April 22, 2009) Funeral Services Saturday, April 25, 2009 at 10am. at Collinsville Community Church. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home

ODOT will continue working on downtown Main Street Thursday and Friday. They will start laying asphalt tomorrow morning. If the weather holds, ODOT will being laying asphalt east of the railroad tracks to 5th Street next Monday and will continue for a couple days. The clean-up process will then begin. We ask that residents be aware of the workers and not drive Main Street for the next several days. -- City Manager Pam Polk -- 6:15pm Wednesday 4/22/2009
Ted, I wanted to take a moment and thank you for all our coaches and athletes for the promotion of the first EVER track meet to be held at Collinsville High School. I sincerely appreciate the time and energy to share with our district in the promotion of our student-athletes and our school. Your efforts do not go unnoticed and they are very much appreciated. You help make our programs what they are and to be seen by all your viewers is a tremendous positive for our kids. -- Thank you so much, Kelly Anderson (4/22/2009)I've added a submitted link to a video tribute for David Hunt on his obituary page.-- Ted 11:40am Wed. 4/22/2009
News Pages In Progress
April 21, 2009
Running Way Behind ... Check back for track, soccer, football, chorus, Main Street milling, CHS Cultures, ...
Misc. News: Mike Worstell's Neice Climbing Everest / Search For Doctor In Progress
April 21, 2009
HBO Documentay On Alzheimers in May
Local agency looking for full-time customer service representative. Email resume to:
First home track meet for Collinsville's new HS track (April 21st)CHS Track Results From Coweta Classic Meet
April 17, 2009
CHS Boys 2nd and Girls 6th
4/20/2009 City Commission results: Mayor broke ties on Highway Annexation and Park Architect -- Ted 1:30am Tuesday
April 20 Update: Millard Smalygo has passed away after a lengthy battle with cancer. Services are pending with Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. The family requests in lieu of flowers that donations be made to the Collinsville Community Church memorial fund. -- noon 4/20/2009 --[Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, April 23, 2009 at the Community Church] John David Tattershall died at age 40 (former police officer here) -- 4/20/2009
CHS Soccer Team Photos
April 15, 2009
Regular Season Ends This Week
More Misc. News: Scouts Get Donated Water Bladder / Pay Library Fines Online
April 19, 2009
Giant Garage Sale For Animals & Roof / INCOG?
Check April calendar: track meet here & chorus concert & Drillers Stadium baseball ...  
Karen Ann Hedrick (February 1, 1939 - April 18, 2009) of Talala passed away Saturday in Collinsville. A memorial service will be 2pm Tuesday, April 21, 2009 in the Chapel at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.
Misc. News: Silver Alert For Missing Seniors / Patchwork Quilters
April 19, 2009
CHS Golf News (Paige DeLozier)
I am running out of time to complete the 2009 CHS graduate pages which will go online May 1st. Other news may be delayed in the meantime ... and I will continue to update grad pages after May 1st. -- Ted 2:30pm Saturday 4/18/2009
Misc. News: Dalania & David Chester Updates / Tulsa Co. Health Issues
April 17, 2009
Sherwin-Williams Donated Paint
Services 2pm Monday For David Hunt
April 18, 2009
Passed After Lengthy Illness
Misc. News: Werdel Baseball Signing / Main Street Change / Wilson Canopies
April 16, 2009
Meadowcreek Spring Fling
Monday Apr. 20 Agenda
April 17, 2009
Annexation of Hwy 169 / Park Architect Choice / Tennis -vs- Softball
Misc. News: New CHS Trees / Adam Moore OSU Graduation / CHS Baseball Drillers Tickets / Hogs: Guitar Hero
April 15, 2009
Special Olympics / Oklahoma Titans
Check back later for soccer team photos . -- Ted -- Fri 11:15am & 11:30pm (also CHS Cultural night)
Judith Ann Johnson (January 7, 1946 - April 14, 2009) Funeral services will be 11:00 a.m., Saturday, April 18, 2009 at the Meadowcreek United Methodist Church. Collinsville Dolton Funeral HomeFrom Wed. April 15, 2009 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Doris Jean Felkins, 58, retired Blue Cross Blue Shield supervisor, died Tuesday. Services pending. Mowery, Owasso. [Graveside service 2 p.m. Friday, Pawhuska City Cemetery, Pawhuska. ]
Just a little reminder: We will be having a cheerleading clinic/registration for kids going into 2nd - 6th grade on Sat April 25th 9:00-11:00 @ Sallee Football Field. Please turn in your cheer packets to the schools no later then Wed April 23rd. Otherwise, you can turn them in on the day of the clinic. If you haven't received a cheer packet please let me know I will get you one. Also, If you are interested in coaching a squad please contact me no later then Wed April 23rd that way your name can get put on the ballot to be voted on. If you have any questions feel free to give me a call. -- Thank you, Stacy VonSchriltz 636-8670.
Ted, We lost our family dog today (4/14/09) in Prairie View between 3 and 4 p.m. Her name is Esther and she was wearing a collar with her name. She is a YorkiePoo with tan/gray hair and shaggy. -- Thank you, Renee' Smith 371-0519, 728-0715, 728-1445 (9:30pm April 14th)Lost animal ads: FAQ #8.
City Manager Pam Polk announced today that she had received word from ODOT that they would begin the milling for the new asphalt on Main Street Monday April 20th. Please park elsewhere then (10th to 12th) and check back for more details. Possibly grinding down the old pavement then and returning with new asphalt April 27th? -- Ted 4/14/2009 (There will eventually be a center turn lane. The work was originally expected back at the end of last summer but was delayed due to the shortage of approved asphalt). [Samples drilled Aug. 15, 2008] -- {{later update: The ODOT work could run from 5th to 17th St & the creek cleanup work could begin again next week also}}I've added comments to the Monday & Tuesday city meetings relating to sales tax followup actions. -- Ted 9:25pm Tuesday 4/14/2009
Ted, Last Saturday, April 11, was the Area Special Olympics Competition held at East Central High School. Collinsville had 17 athletes participate. All 17 athletes did an amazing job! Our athletes won many first place ribbons and several second place. All athletes that participated Saturday qualified for the State Competition to be held in Stillwater in May. There is also a Bocce Ball Competition to be held later this month. Please come support these kids at the upcoming competitions. -- Thanks, Summer (4/14/2009)
Misc. News: International Culture Night At CHS / Tree Planting Material
April 13, 2009
Collinsville History / Wilson Parent Night
WWAH Hosted Egg Hunt
April 11, 2009
Animals Need Homes
CHS Baseball Team Photos
April 10, 2009
Varsity & JV
To Play At Drillers Stadium Apr. 25th
Taxes Due Wed. April 15th
The CHS baseball game for today, Monday, April 13th has been cancelled. Thanks, Mr. Slagle (4/13/2009 12:50pm)The park board meeting originally posted for 5:30 today has been re-adjusted to Tuesday 5:30 April 14th. -- Ted 12:50pm Monday
James Samuel Duncan (November 24, 1925 - April 11, 2009) Visitation Tues. April 14 noon-8pm at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Funeral Service 10am Tues, April 15, 2009 at Eastside Baptist Church in Collinsville.
Hazel Darlene Troutman Burgin (September 22, 1910 - April 12, 2009) Visitation: Tues., April 14 from 9am-8pm at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Funeral Service: 2pm, Wed., April 15, 2009 at Collinsville Funeral Home Chapel.
Crimson Cadet Ensemble Night
April 9, 2009
Guard & Percussion & Jazz
Misc. News: Middle School Cooling Fix / Downtown Inc. Office
April 12, 2009
Broadway Extension Asphalt
Misc. News: Post Office Drop Box Moving / Cookies To Nursing Home
April 11, 2009
Plant Swap & Garden Tool Requested
From Sunday 4/12/2009 Tulsa World: Collinsville — R.J. Simmons, 77, educator, died Saturday. Services pending. Mowery, Owasso.
Cherokee Nation Trail of Tears Awards
April 11, 2009
Collinsville Students Honored
CHS Tennis At Tahlequah Tournament
April 7, 2009
Collinsville Boys Tied-4th
John Luther Pritchett (February 9, 1938 - April 9, 2009) A Memorial service will be 2:00 p.m. Monday, April 13, 2009 at the First Baptist Church in Collinsville, OK. Services are under the direction of Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. In lieu of flowers, please make a donation to the Collinsville Library or the V.F.W.
CHS Soccer & Baseball Sampler
April 7, 2009
Mannford Baseball & Skiatook Soccer
According to the City's web site: applications are being taken until April 24th for a full time Firefighter/EMT. See the April calendar for the only two community-wide Easter Egg activities (Park & WWAH) that I've been notified of. -- Ted 11:30am 4/10
Girls Basketball (All-Metro) History in 4/10/2009 Tulsa World: 1985 Bowline + 1983 Jones (and Coach Howard Ray 1980 & 85). Kelsi West on honorable mention list in 2009. Adam Harrell on Boys honorable mention list 4/11/2009. Tameny (1986) in boys historical list. [Kelsi West honorable mention All-State 4/12]Sales Tax Approval Followup: April 13th
April 10, 2009
Park Board at 5:30 Then City at 6:30: Use Tax & Improvements
School Board Meet: State Awards / Teachers Rehired / Same Head Coaches
April 8, 2009
2009-2010 School Calendar Set / School Soil To Be Tested Just Like Rest of Town
From Thursday 4/9/2009 Tulsa World: Skiatook — Benjamin "Ben" Gipson, 67, diesel mechanic, died Tuesday in Collinsville. Visitation 7-9 p.m. Thursday and service 1 p.m. Friday, both at Sien-Shelton Funeral Home.
Note: For those who wait to pay their city utility bills on the final day the Collinsville City offices will be closed Friday April 10th for Good Friday. -- Ted 4/8/2009
Another Note: Ted, I noticed your note you included on your web site about the offices being closed on the 10th. Our offices will be closed Friday April 10th in observance of Good Friday however our customers have until 5:00pm on Monday April the 13th to pay their bills without receiving a penalty. I will apply late penalties on Tuesday April 14th. The utility bills are always due on the 10th of every month however if the 10th falls on a holiday or weekend customers will always have the following business day to pay their bills before late penalties apply. Thank You, Sharon Kirwin (Utility Billing Clerk, City of Collinsville, 371-1010 ext 2023)
A partial check shows a likely approval of the new city sales tax and corresponding improvements. 148 yes / 52 no at Community Church + 109 yes / 48 no at Health Center + 130 yes / 30 no at Christian Church. -- Ted 7:50pm April 7th, 2009School Board to make teacher re-hire decisions Wednesday 6pm April 8th.4/8 Tulsa World reports Riley Murr injured in Monday's BK game.
Misc. News: CHS Track & Golf Updates / Collinsville Track Meet Here Apr. 21
April 7, 2009
RSU Clem McSpadden College Rodeo
Only home CHS tennis match Thursday April 9th (2pm City Park) ... was relocated to Sperry due to court conditionsJazz & Ensemble Bands Perform 7pm Thursday April 9th
Meadowcreek United Methodist Church will be hosting its annual community wide Easter Egg Hunt on April 11th at 11am at the Collinsville City Park. Children up to the age of 12 are welcome to join in the hunt. Please bring your empty easter baskets and join in the fun!City Could Get 1-Van Transit System
April 6, 2009
Would Need Funding
Raymond Lee Wright (May 17, 1924 - April 6, 2009) Funeral services will be 10am Friday, April 10, 2009 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel. Visitation will be 9am to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, April 9th.Gertrude Anne Kavanagh, resident of Owasso, passed away Tuesday, March 24, 2009, at the age of 94. A celebration of her life will be held at Saint Therese Catholic Church in Collinsville, OK at 3 p.m., Wednesday, April 8, 2009 -- per 4/7/2009 Tulsa World
2009 CHS Senior Girls Attend Senior Tea
April 6, 2009
Hosted by Home Representative Club
Vote April 7th
Fire Sunday Damaged Oologah Ambulances -- per 4/5/2009 Oologah Lake Leader
Sales Tax Vote/ Improvements Review:
Ted Note: I had hoped to have at least one more page with info on Collinsville's proposed sales tax increase (i.e more on the 3.3 miles of asphalt repairs, sales tax actuals for the past year, city budgets, etc.) but instead I spent the weekend calculating my federal & Oklahoma income taxes and working on graduate pages. -- Ted Wright -- Sunday 10:45pm
From Sunday 4/5/2009 Tulsa World: Skiatook — Patricia M. Peachey, 68, homemaker, died Wednesday. Service 1 p.m. Tuesday, Shelter Free Will Baptist Church, Collinsville. Johnson, Sperry.
Misc. News: Stephanie Fulton Soccer Signing / WWAH Egg Event / Library: New Audio Book Devices
April 3, 2009
Congressman Sullivan On Natural Gas & Obama Spending
Pollutant Collection This weekend + MET Financial Crunch -- Sat 4/4 Tulsa World
Ministerial Alliance Explained To Chamber Members
April 2, 2009
By Pastor Helmer Johnson
From Friday 4/3/2009 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Thomas Samuel Patterson, 80, Grand River Dam Authority electrician, died Thursday. Services pending. Reynolds, Tulsa.
CHS Prom Sat. 4/4
Community-Wide Palm Sunday Service (see April)
HRC/CHS Senior Tea Mon. 4/6
Public Hearing at City Hall Thurs 6pm 4/2/2009 Thurs. April 2nd: The varsity baseball game today at Tahlequah has been cancelled due to weather. Coach SlagleTuesday special is HALF PRICE BURGERS
4pm - 8pm
Vote Yes For City Improvements
April 2, 2009
Sales Tax Vote April 7
Linda Henshall Wilson's Surprise Meat Loaf in Tulsa World 4/1/2009Free Daily News ... For & About Collinsville ... 36,899 visits to during March 2009. (1190 average visits per day)
Youth Football Sign Ups. Online sign-ups will be available online at April 5th. We would also like to let everyone know that there WILL NOT be a 1st "first" grade tackle football in the CYF program this year. Sign-ups will be for 2nd-- 6th grades. If you have any questions please call Roger Salisbury @ 857-9256. End of School activities listed on School's Web Site -- Ted 3/4/2009
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