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June 2009 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... email Ted Wright:
From Tuesday June 30, 2009 Tulsa World: Collinsville — David Eugene Plunk, 56, machinist, died Saturday in Wagoner. Services pending. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Cardinal Summer Pride will begin Monday, July 6th at the High School weight room. (CHS Football):
High School (10-12th) 7-8:30am
9th Grade 8:45-9:45am
7th & 8th Grade 10:-11am
Misc. News: 3-Vehicle Accident
June 30, 2009
Softball & Baseball Winners
Remote owner needs 2-1/2 Collinsville acres bush hogged and bailed. Who ever mows and bails is welcome to keep the hay. Contact Bill Goodwin 316-993-9893 if interested.
Jon Coleman approved as new CHS Principal and 2010 CHS graduation moves to Tulsa. More school board results. -- Ted 8:30pm 6/29/2009Misc. News: Ryan Pelizonni Alaska Update / TV Road Trip Pass Through
June 29, 2009
Escort Rider Call For Vet Wall To Shawnee
Cheryl Lynne Fretz buried at Ridgelawn Cemetery - per 6/28/2009 Tulsa WorldHattie Helena Gosvener
(October 31, 1924 - June 27, 2009) Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Servics 10am Tues. June 30, 2009 at the Baptist Tabernacle
I still have requested photo CDs (ready for weeks now!) for Shelby Charles, Bryce Fulton, Kristie Moore, Colby Phillips, Dalton Rasmussen, Kyle Rush, Dalton Salisbury, Madyson Schultheiss, Cameron Storm, Ryan/Paige Turner. -- Ted Wright -- noon Tuesday 6/30/2009 (If you know these folks please help me remind them). 
Charlie Andrew Redd Jr -- died June 22, 2009 per 6/26/2009 Tulsa WorldPer Sat. June 27, 2009 Tulsa World: Tulsa -- Douglas Foster Warren, 96, retired Frito-Lay sales manager, died Friday in Collinsville. Services pending. Moore's. (Tulsa World Obit 6/28) Potential Park Equipment
June 27, 2009
Feedback Requested Pending Final Approvals
Hiring New CHS Principal On Monday Lunchtime Special Agenda
June 25, 2009
New Facilities Use Policy
Youth soccer sign ups July 11, 18, & 25th 9am to noon and July 21st 6:30pm to 9pm at the American Bank. New players need to bring a copy of their birth certificate. The cost is $55.00 and $10.00 off for each sibling. Any questions call Becca 403-9181 or Kelli 371-0674. -- Thank you, Kelli McColley (6/25/2009)
Collinsville Phase 2 Streetscape Project Approved per 6/22/2009 ODOT Press Release. Will add another 2 blocks to recently completed 10th to 12th St. project on Main. Thirty Community Enhancement proposals were approved totaling $17.3 million. Collinsville's project is listed under District 8 in the release and includes $600,284 federal funding and $296,663 local matching funds required. -- Ted 6/25/2009 2:30amMorgan Roberts Is 2009 Oklahoma HS Rodeo Queen
June 25, 2009
Will Be CHS Junior
National Competition Next
Misc. News: Mangan To Pastor Meadowcreek Methodist / Soil Test Signup
June 24, 2009
Collinsville Homes In Parade
Feels Like Summer This Week! -- Ted 6/24
If you've Found A Fun Way To Stay Cool ... Send Me a Photo
From Wed. June 24, 2009 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Minnie Pearl Jones, 61, Ranch House Restaurant owner, died Monday. Service 10 a.m. Thursday, Miracles of Faith Church. Reynolds.From Wed. June 24, 2009 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Kevin Patrick Kerr, 51, Energy Exchanger welder, died Saturday. Service 1 p.m. Friday, Faith Fellowship Church. Moore's, Owasso. Blood Drive Tuesday June 30th (2-6pm at Collinsville Masonic Lodge 1702 W. Broadway) Call 1-800-GIVE Life for appointment 
Misc. News: Cardinal Football Pre-Season Banquet / Cooking Oil Collection
June 23, 2009
Young Library Cartoonists
Summer Pride - Little League Football Skills Camp July 20 and 21, 2009 (6:00-8:00pm- Sallee Field) Cost: $15.00 T-shirt included -- Call the high school for more info - 371-3382Summer Pride - Little League Football Pad Camp July 23 and 24, 2009 (6:00-8:30pm- Sallee Field) Cost: $30.00 T-shirt included. -- Call the high school for more info - 371-3382Preliminary Tri-County Fair info (for Aug 20-23) -- 6/23/2009 
I just put a preliminary July events calendar online. If you are aware of an event I've missed please email me ( Also, I've had no kids baseball or softball action photos yet this summer because I don't have any idea who plays when or where. Hint: I might show up if you'd provide just a bit of information. -- Ted 6/22/2009 6pmIn this increasingly digital age of photography (Kodak has cancelled Kodachrome film) & I have to remember to explain what a negative is to younger kids taking tours at the Newspaper Museum In Collinsville. -- Ted 6/23/2009 1:40am
Misc. News: Victory Cherokee Activities / Turn-To-Park Tickets After 30 Days
June 22, 2009
CHS 1999 Reunion Plans / Quilters
Misc. News: Summer Youth Activities
June 21, 2009
Softball Camp, Library Princesses, Car Wash, VBS
City Fireworks Display July 2ndSat. June 27th: 7pm Forgiven Quartet will sing at Collinsville Community ChurchStudent Loan Sinkhole? -- Per PBS NOW 6/20/2009 (Ted Note: I saw just a portion of this PBS TV program Saturday and was surprised to learn that Sallie Mae is no longer a government entity and is apparently as predatory with our kids' loans as credit card companies have been.)City Sales Tax Increases 3/4 cent July 1st, 2009
Education Foundation Golf Tournament
June 18, 2009
John Butts Memorial Event Is Fundraiser For Teacher Grants
Samantha Wright - Scott Horne Engagement
June 20, 2009
CHS 2000 Grad in Austin, TX
(May 2009 Visit To Australia)
Misc. News: Library Activities / 6th Grade Cheerleader Car Wash
June 18, 2009
8U Baseball Hitmen
Ted, We will have a water slide at the Independence Day Celebration on July 2, 2009 so would you mind putting that on your website so all the kiddo’s know to wear their bathing suits? Thanks a bunch! --Melissa Whitlock (City of Collinsville 6/18/2009)
Wed June 17th: Fair Board meeting (7pm at Bank of the Lakes)Collinsville Piggly Wiggly is OK, but Tulsa may lose their last Piggly Wiggly (grocery store). -- per 6/17/2009 Tulsa World (Ernie Davis did say that the Collinsville store has had to change supply warehouses but has completed that process now. -- 6/18/2009) 
Misc. News: Slagle-Chavez Wedding / City Fireworks July 2nd
June 16, 2009
Sen. Wilson: Health Care Cost Myths
Nifty Fifties Reunion
June 13, 2009
Annual CHS Alumni Gathering
A set of keys was lost at the Hogs 'N' Hot Rods event this past Sat. If found please return to Main Street office east of city hall. --Thanks, Cheri (6/16/2009)
From Tuesday 6/16/2009 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Melba A. Piguet, 73, retired Hilti assembly worker, died Saturday. Memorial service 11am Wed., First Baptist Church. Jerry Leroy Ehrcke (April 13, 1964 - June 13, 2009) Oologah Dolton Funeral Home
I have 3 Hogs & Hot Rods photo pages online now (link below). Hope to at least start the Nifty Fifties page before 6pm city meets tonight -- Ted 4pm Monday 6/15Stephanie Fulton reports that her team lost 1-5 in the All-State Soccer game recently but she still had a great time. -- Ted 6/15
ROCK GYM Fitness Center Now Hiring: Part time evening help needed. 13858 E. 146th St. N. Come See us.
City Computer Data Recovery Still In Progress
June 15, 2009
New Budget Approved
The man that died in the trailer fire was Gerald Shepherd. He was a retired Air force Sgt. He is a member of the local V.F.W. served as Commander and also as Adjutant at the Collinsville post #3077. Service is Wednesday morning at 11:00 am Nick Reynolds Chapel. This is from his Brother Jim Shepherd. -- Thanks Dean Swim (6/14/2009)
Hogs 'N' Hot Rods
Saturday June 13, 2009
8th Annual Car & Bike Show With Other Family Entertainment Sponsored by Collinsville Downtown Inc.
3 Pages of Photos Online
Collinsville's Jose Olazagasti on Tulsa World All-Metro Baseball First Team -- 6/13/2009 -- (& Collinsville: Lane Coulter, OF, Sr., Nick Goza, P, Jr., Riley Murr, OF, Sr., Patrick Rodriguez, 2B, Jr., Randy Rogers, P, Jr., Bobby Shoate, 1B, Sr. Honorable Mention.)Linsey Curtis All-State Softball at OU per 6/13/2009 Tulsa WorldCollinsville — Gerald Howard Shepherd, 72, retired Air Force senior master sergeant, died Wednesday. Services pending. Reynolds, Tulsa. -- From 6/13/2009 Tulsa World (see 6/10/2009 trailer fire photos below)
POLICE OFFICER: The City of Collinsville is accepting applications for the position of full-time police officer. Applicants must be CLEET certified. No criminal history. Officer salary range is based on experience $23,000 - $27,000 (education incentive offered). Written test and Police Pension physical are required. Excellent benefit package. Applications may be accepted at the Collinsville Police Department, 1023 W. Center St. Collinsville, OK 74021. (918) 371-1000. City of Collinsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. -- (6/3/2009 Advertisement)
Sunday June 14th is Flag Day & Sunday June 21th is Father's Day
Misc. News: Howard 50th Wedding Anniversary / Random Notes On City Budget Topics
June 12, 2009
Smoking Prevention Legislation
6pm Monday June 15th: Public Hearing on proposed City Fiscal Year 2009-2010 Budget for all funds. Will be followed by regular 7pm City Commission meet at City Hall. -- Ted 3:15pm Friday 6/12 (& 1am Sat.)
Misc. News: Class of 1959 50-Year Reunion Friday / CHS 2010 Grad Page Planning
June 11, 2009
Main Street Looks Great For Hogs 'N' Hot Rods
6/12/2009 Tulsa World Track All-Metro (Honorable Mentions): Collinsville: Alex Goossen, 200, 400; Kaleb Hamilton, 200; Jamaro Oakley, 400 & Collinsville: Jenny Dyer, 1600, 3200
The Collinsville Class of 1990 is in the process of planning our 20 year class reunion for June 2010. We are in the need of locating all classmates and we need addresses. Please send me your email address and home address to Also, please pass this information onto classmates, so that we do not leave anyone out. -- Thanks, Roberta (Thomason) Kickapoo (6/11/2009)

Likely Fatality -- City firefighters called to small fire in a trailer in the 300 block of South 14th discovered an unnamed occupant. A neighbor had used an extinguisher through a window to put out initial flames in a seat cushion but could not open the locked door about 4pm Wed. 6/10/2009. Collinsville Police were documenting the scene and gathering evidence. -- Ted 5pm (Thursday update: Neighbors had indicated an adult male with limited mobility lived there and I have a potential name but won't use until confirmed. -- Ted 6/11/2009 11:20am) -- [Gerald Shepherd, 72]
Visit Historic Downtown Collinsville Saturday June 13th for fun & interesting sights (Hogs 'N' Hot Rods)Steven Chiartano on Tulsa World's All-Metro Honorable Mention Tennis Team -- 6/10/2009
Misc. News: Baseball All-Stars / Pelizzoni Mountain Climbers
June 9, 2009
Holiday Windows
[Pam, Is there any additional info you'd like online for folks wondering what to do if they haven't received a utility bill by the 10th? -- Ted] -- We are encouraging, or requesting people to pay approximately the same as they paid last month so they won't be hit with two bills when the system comes up. We are working on getting it all back on line now. But it will be a little longer before it is restored. We appreciate everyone's patience during this very trying time. -- Pam Polk (1pm Tues. June 9th, 2009)
Huge Multi Family Garage Sale -- Friday June 12th (8-5) & Saturday June 13th (8-5) -- 10613 E. 143rd Ct. N. , Collinsville -- Stonegate EstatesSchool Board Report: Band Director Shift
June 8, 2009
Committee For New CHS Principal / Proposed Stimulus Spending ($685K)
Preliminary CHS Sports Schedules
June 8, 2009
For Those Who Can't Wait For School & Sports To Start Again
3PT Club Garage Sale this Thur and Fri 8:30 to 3:00 at 2311 Blackjack Ct. (June 11-12). All-Metro Golfers (Honorable Mention) Paige Delozier & Matt Coulter - 6/9/2009 Tulsa World
Check Out The Fine Antiques at Rogers & Sons
Misc. News: Collinsville Sales Tax Collections Steady
June 7, 2009
Library: Reading Roadshow & Summer Promotion
I still have requested photo CDs or prints for Aguillard, Charles, Collins, Fulton, Graham, Maul, Moore, Newland, Phillips, Rasmussen, Rush, Salisbury, Schultheiss, Shearer, Storm, Turner, & West. -- Ted Wright --11pm Mon. 6/8/2009
Optimistic Park Improvement Schedule -- In Sunday 6/7/2009 Tulsa World -- Ted Note: I have heard potential start of construction in fall but don't know likely completions. Perhaps skate park before 2009 over but not splash park, etc. Only limited engineering services can be paid at this point until the bonds are issued, then more design and bid processes, etc. follow. The actual sales tax increase collection is set to start July 1st.Miss OU Is 2009 Miss Oklahoma (Taylor Treat, of Ada)-- per 6/7/2009 Tulsa WorldHelicopter Rides Saturday at Hogs 'N' Hot Rods 
Agenda For Monday June 8th School Board Meet
June 5, 2009
Resignations & Hires
New Miss Oklahoma will be selected Saturday June 6th, 2009 (Prelim Winners)New Main Street bridge opened a year ago (June 6, 2008) ... D-Day was 65 years ago (June 6, 1944)
Misc. News: Signs Prohibit Turn To Park / Hogs T-Shirts Available
June 4, 2009
Girls Basketball Camp Completed
Rep. Earl Sears Reported On Legislative Session & Budget
June 4, 2009
Ernie Davis Is New Chamber President
Tennis Lessons -- Hi, I’m Steven Chiartano. I am giving tennis lessons to players from beginner to intermediate level. I’ve been playing tennis with the Collinsville Cardinals for 3 years. As a freshman I went to state playing #1 doubles and returned to state this year playing #1 singles. You will be learning all aspects of tennis including forehands, backhands, serving, and volleys. High school tennis teams are always looking for experienced players and this is a great way to start. If interested please call 371-9368.
City computer data recoved from failed drives ... system might be restored by Friday June 5th -- according to City Manager Pam Polk at the Chamber meet Thursday 6/4/2009 -- Ted 1:30pm 
City Manager Status On City Computer Problems
June 3, 2009
Impact on Utility Billing Process
City Budget work session Thursday June 4th (3pm at City Hall) -- City looking at flat budget little changed from last year (no raises but no furloughs) -- Ted 6:30pm 6/4 A possible CHS 1969 planning meeting is being discussed ... check back ...

Big Moving/Garage Sale on Thurs, Fri, and Sat, (June 4, 5, 6th) Starting 8:00 A.M.-- 14615 N 77th E Ave. (1st Street west of Memorial on Hiwy 20) -- Collinsville -- About 450 old Coffeyville Bricks, antique iron wagon wheels, household items, new and used tupperware, camera/lighting equipment and props, cargo topper, draw-tite trailer hitch storage attachment, decorative lamps, Christmas decorations (including lighted, moving reindeer for the yard), red kitchen items, and more!

VCO meeting with other Cherokee Organizations this month: Councilman Anglen, Councilman Cobb and Councilwoman Watts will be hosting a community meeting on Wednesday, June 10, 2009 starting at 7:00 pm. to 9:00 pm. at the convention center in Catoosa in Sequoyah 11 Room. This is for all organizations. -- Danny Stanley 6/3/2009 (  
Misc. News: Jessica Dyer Cowley College Freshman / Baseball Outlaws
June 2, 2009
Family Fun Downtown June 13th
Rep. Earl Sears at Chamber of Commerce Thursday noon (at Library) June 4thNifty Fifties Reunion June 13th (CHS 1959 starts June 12th)
Josh Richardson Memorial Scholarship Softball Tournament
May 30, 2009
Annual Event In City Park
Note: The City of Collinsville's computer problems have still not been solved (more status from Monday's meet). Utility bills will be delayed. City Manager said that unless the problem is resolved quickly, customers may be allowed to pay last month's amount and the 10th of June due date might be extended. -- Ted -- midnight Monday 6/1/2009
Lost dog/cat/garage sale ads are $5 ($10 w/ photo) and are to be paid in advance. -- Ted Wright
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-- Ted Wright 6/1/2009 photos are for sale (Photo Policy) 4x6 prints $2, 8x10 prints $5, or CD by sport/individual ($25-$40)
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