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March 2009 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... email Ted Wright:
One Month Before 2009 CHS Individual Grad Pages Online
March 31, 2009
Submitted Photos Still Needed
Teachers Of The Year Announced
March 31, 2009
Top Teacher Selected At Each Campus
Misc. News: First Baptist Church Facility Improvements / Golf Tourney Honors Bob Williams
March 31, 2009
Chamber Has New Health Ins. Option
Collinsville Sales Tax Vote Is April 7th
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"Oklahoma" Musical
March 30, 2009
2nd Performance Cast Differences
JV Soccer -vs- Oologah
March 30, 2009
Games Here Monday
Charles Richard Peay (September 4, 1920 - March 28, 2009) Visitation will be 12:30 p.m. to 1:30 p.m., Wednesday, April 1, 2009 in the Chapel at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Funeral services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, April 1, 2009 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel. -- (Pearl Harbor Survivor)
From Tuesday 3/31/2009 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Carl Alfred Cox, 72, machinist, died Friday. Service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Amazing Grace Tabernacle. Reynolds. From Tuesday 3/31/2009 Tulsa World: Tulsa -- Donnie Haynes, 59, truck driver, died Friday. Service 11 a.m. Tuesday, Amazing Grace Tabernacle, Collinsville, and graveside service 2 p.m. Tuesday, Fairview Cemetery, Talala. Midtown.
Photos From Kelsey Cartwright's State Capitol Visit
March 30, 2009
Honored By OK Senate & House March 23rd
Misc. News: City Electric Dept. Honored / Youth Cheer & Football Signups
March 30, 2009
CHS Prom News / OK Dems Web Site
Today's baseball game vs. Mannford has been cancelled. Thanks, Mr. Slagle -- Monday 3/30/2009Collinsville's Church of Christ this weekend: We are having our 3rd annual "Great Give Away". Friday from 5 pm - 9 pm and Saturday from 9 am - 2 pm. It will be held in the old ECC building, behind our main building, that is now our Youth and Family building. People will need to enter on the east side of the building. We will have just about anything from clothes to household items. Everything is FREE. NO Charge for anything. Just come and shop and take it home. -- Sheryl (3/30/2009)
Sunday 3/29/2009 Tulsa World Warns of Caney River Flood Potential at Collinsville Monday Ted: Thanks for including the link about local artist, Eric Baker. He created 35 centerpieces for the Alzheimer's Gala on March 26, and one life-size tree that someone purchased for $16,000. We still have a few of the centerpieces (the one you see in the story). They sell for $500. If anyone would like to purchase one, they may contact me. We had another successful Gala which is the major fundraiser for the year for the local chapter in Tulsa. -- Tonda Ames (918-481-7782 ) 3/29/2009
VP of Marketing and Programs -- Alzheimer's Association Oklahoma and Arkansas Chapter
Collinsville Community Church has cancelled all Sunday activities. -- Ted 3:15pm Sat. March 28th (I have about 4-5 inches of snow in my parking area downtown now and its still falling). The snow stopped late Sat. afternoon and the warm ground created lots of slush before overnight freeze. -- Ted 1am SundayOklahoma Musical Presented By CHS Chorus
March 26, 2009
Photos From Thursday
2nd Performance Delayed to Monday
Robert Lombard Crutchfield, Sr. (February 21, 1949 - March 27, 2009) Collinsville Dolton Funeral HomeFrom Sat. 3/28/2009 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Billy "Bird Dog" Conley, 69, retired Tulsa police officer, died Friday. Services pending. Mowery, Owasso. Salisbury (& Team Oklahoma) Face US All-Star Wrestlers -- 3/28/2009 Tulsa World (Previous Baker's Art Featured (3/24/2009 Tulsa World) -- Mike & Susan Worstell's son-in-law
Ribbon Cutting For Collinsville Community Outreach (CCO)
March 27, 2009
Also Expanded Subway 7th & Main Corner
Springtime Snow Saturday
March 28, 2009
4-5 Inches Fell Here Saturday
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.  
CHS Prom is Saturday April 4th: Place your orders as soon as possible (and definitely by April 1st) as Garner's Flowers has many choices for flowers, ribbons, jewelry and bracelets. Call 371-2476. And visit for your everyday floral needs.
Snow forecast for Saturday Mar. 28th CHS Baseball, Track, and Tennis have all been cancelled for today. Baseball is cancelled for tomorrow as well. Thanks, Cory -- 11am Fri 3/27/2009Creek Cleanup -- In 3/27/2009 Tulsa World
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H&R Block Open House Saturday March 28th ... refreshments & clown + Free 2nd Look Friday & Saturday Only (1104. W. Main -- Collinsville)

CHS Basketball All-Conference Selections
March 26, 2009
Hard Times Boosting Holman Seed Farm -- Tulsa World 3/26/2009Check back for photos from Thursday's Oklahoma Musical ... which will be presented again Sat. 7pm
Misc. News: Curbing In Place For Extended Broadway / Quilters Met
March 25, 2009
Middle School Cookies
Missing Catoosa Teen Might Be In Collinsville?
March 25, 2009 (Now Located 3/26)
Paige Sackett Missing Since Mar. 11
From Wednesday 3/25/2009 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Loretta Ann Eastin, 76, homemaker, died Tuesday. Services pending. Mowery, Owasso. {Service 10 a.m. Friday, Mowery Funeral Home Chapel, Owasso.}
David Emmett King (July 10, 1953 - March 24, 2009) Rosary: 7:00 p.m., Friday, March 27, 2009 at St. Therese Catholic Church. Funeral Mass: 3:00 p.m., Saturday, March 28, 2009 at St. Therese Catholic Church. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Sample Ballot For April 7th Sales Tax Vote
March 24, 2009
City Without A Jail Over 7 Years
City Special Session April 2nd
March 24, 2009
Public Input Requested
Senior Citizens Center CDBG Grant
Cherokee Nation -- $42,548 to Collinsville Schools From Tag Sales -- per 3/24/2009 Tulsa World From Tuesday 3/24/2009 Tulsa World: Oologah — Bob J. Scharmacher, 76, retired surveyor, died Sunday. Memorial service 2 p.m. Wednesday, Liberty Free Will Baptist Church, Collinsville. Mowery, Owasso.  
Misc. News: Miss Oklahoma Legislative Recognition / Cleanup Planning
March 24, 2009
Sales Tax Improvements Include Bridge
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From Monday 3/23/2009 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Jack Houston Freeman, 71, pipeline construction worker, died Saturday. Services pending. Mowery, Owasso. Misc. News: Progress on CHS Canopy & Classrooms + Downtown Inc. Office
March 23, 2009
Information Requested For Recycle Bin Fire
Now that we are beyond March 20, 2009 ... this web site begins it's 7th year (as does the Iraq War), winter is over, my youngest daughter is 24, and the Newspaper Museum in Collinsville is less than 2 months from it's 10th anniversary. -- Ted Wright -- 3/21/2009Found Dog -- Mr. Wright: My Aunt asked me to send this picture of a dog that showed up at her house this morning (Sunday, March 22). It is a female that appears to be some type of Corgi mix. Unsure if the dog has recently had puppies or is pregnant right now. She is a very sweet, loving dog that someone must be missing. There are no tags or collar. Contact info: Lee Ann @ 371-2045. -- Thank you- Jeannie Smalygo
Bertie Mae Logsdon (April 5, 1929 - March 20, 2009) Oologah Dolton Funeral HomeCops -vs- Fire/EMS Tackle Football
March 21, 2009
Fundraiser Here To Help Fight Cancer
CHS Chorus Musical (Oklahoma) Thursday Mar. 26 & Saturday Mar. 28. (7pm at CHS Gym)
Misc. News: Owasso Comparison (Tax-Parks) / Facade Improvements
March 19, 2009
Middle School Band / Library Facts (Movies?)
Collinsville Spring Break Baseball Action
March 19, 2009
Loss To Bixby Thurs.
Saturday Photo Mini Sessions at Fizzy Art PhotographyEnd of School activities listed on School's Web Site -- Ted 3/4/2009
Wednesday 3/18/2009 Tulsa World: Oologah — Becky D. Palone, 67, homemaker, died Monday. Service 1 p.m. Thursday, Miracles of Faith Church, Collinsville. Johnson, Sperry. According to a mailer I got today there will be a "Community Health Expo" Sunday Mar 22 (11am-6pm) at the Veteran's Building at 9th & Main -- Ted 3/19April eventsDerek Thurman pro fishing update in 3/19/2009 Tulsa World.
Sorry for the outage of Wednesday (March 18th). My hosting service company botched my domain name renewal request despite an email confirmation that it had taken place. -- Ted -- 3/19/2009Yard Sale - 602 West Maple (Friday - Mar. 20th 7am to 3 pm & Saturday - Mar. 21st 7am to Noon) -- Big Mens clothes, softball/baseball equipment, youth football equipment, cleets, dog house, minature tea sets, videos, video games, etc.
Dalton Salisbury Named To All-State & All-Star Wrestling Teams
March 17, 2009
Matches March 28 & July 27
City Proclaims Support For May 15th Relay For Life
March 16, 2009
City Bucket Truck Hit Deer
Free Daily News ... For & About Collinsville ... 35,709 visits to during February 2009. (1275 average visits per day)
$29 unlimited monthly tanning (only $12 with gym membership)
CHS Baseball Tournamant here this week + Cancer Sucks: Fire/EMS-vs-Cops Football Saturday ... and more on the March events calendar.There was a fire in one of the recycling bins behind the Library which was reported to the fire department about 7:30am today (Tuesday morning). If you have additional information please contact the Library or Fire Department. -- Ted 3/17/2009 3:20pm
Collinsville City Manager Is Nationally Accredited -- per 3/17/2009 Tulsa WorldI'm spending the majority of my time this week on 2009 CHS senior pages (which you won't see til May 1st) but will have a few news updates later. -- Ted 3/17.Monday 3/16/2009 Tulsa World: Owasso — Beatrice Gregory, 86, retired cook, died Sunday in Collinsville. Services pending. Moore's.
Robert LeRoy Dotson (August 10, 1946 - March 13, 2009) Memorial Service: 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel.Mabel Francis Hixon (November 19, 1919 - March 13, 2009) Visitation: Tuesday, March 17, 2009 from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 18, 2009 at Miracles of Faith Church in Collinsville.
Sunday 3/15/2009 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Sunhee Petty, 71, Boeing processor, died Friday. Service 1 p.m. Wednesday, Mowery Funeral Home Chapel, Owasso.
Downtown Inc: Pets + Chilli + Antiques
March 14, 2009
Activities Downtown Saturday
Girl Scouts Support Animal Haven
March 15, 2009
Community Involvement
Dalton Salisbury has been named All-State in wrestling ... more later -- Ted 3/13Check calendar for many more activities this week. The city approved the senior sales tax rebate if new tax approved April 7th. -- Ted 9pm 3/12/2009
Agenda for Monday Mar. 16th City Meet
March 13, 2009
Few Topics + Claims
Misc. News: Cherokee Art Winners / KTUL ECC Visit
March 13, 2009
JrHi Track Results From Skiatook
Cherokee Community Center Still Without Power After Year Effort
March 12, 2009
Easement Problems Near Victory Cemetery
Misc. News: Kelsey Joined Miss America Indiana Return
March 12, 2009
2 Cancer Fundraisers: Football / Golf
Lots of snow flakes today but nothing sticking to warm ground. -- Ted 1pm Thurs. March 12th (I had planned to cover the CHS track team at Skiatook today until I heard the snow forcast. The track team make the same choice and went to class today instead. Today's CHS baseball game is cancelled. The CHS soccer teams did go to what should be a very cold Oologah tournament. I do have several new photos for the senior pages as they picked up their graduation invitations today. Lots of work left to get those pages ready for May1st but CHS seniors & parents are invited to send me their favorite photos to add to their page.)
Misc. CHS News: Blood Drive / Wrestling Thank You / Classroom Brick
March 11, 2009
Track Results From 3/6 Catoosa Meet
April 18th will be the kickoff day for Collinsville events relating to the Great American Cleanup and Keep Oklahoma Beautiful currently being planned. More detail later. -- Ted 3/12
Special City Meet Approves Senior Rebate
March 12, 2009
May Give $25/year Back To Resident Senior Households
Two other Thursday March 12th meetings:
6pm Public Meeting to Discuss Collinsville Particpation in "Trash Off" and Keep Okla Beautiful activities (at City Hall)
6:30pm Yes4CVille Meeting at American Legion Building (Find Out more about the sales tax proposal / proposed improvements)
New Web Site Honors
2009 Miss Collinsville(s)

March 10, 2009
2010 Pageant Info Pending
Mayor says Quick-Trip will come eventually ... but "not now" ... more later. -- Ted -- Tues 3/10
According to the school's website: Herald McTeachers Night -- Tuesday, March 10, Herald teachers are volunteering to work at McDonalds (76th St. in Owasso 5-8pm) to serve you and your family. We are asking as many families as possible to eat at McDonalds that evening. Our school will receive 20% of all food sales both inside the restaurant and the drive-through. In addition, McDonalds is donating 100 apple pies for us to sell at the tables. We are selling these pies for a $3.00 donation. 100% of this donation goes directly to Herald Elementary.Soccer -vs- Coweta
March 6, 2009
JV Boys & Varsity Girls
JV Baseball -vs- Owasso
March 6, 2009
Here Friday
Collinsvile Connection in Tulsa World Holland-Iraq-Foundation Story 3/9/2009Our Grey Lhaso Apso got out of our fence sometime on Saturday, March 7th between 1-4pm. We are located in Southfork 126th and 131st. Anyone with info can contact us at
Skateboard Park Would Be Just One Of Many City Improvements
March 8, 2009
Sales Tax Vote April 7th
School Audit Report: "Everything In Order"
March 8, 2009
Cross & Dortch Retiring
GRDA Presentation To Chamber
March 5, 2009
Supplies Electricy To City
Misc. News: Patchwork Quilters / Home Rep. Club
March 7, 2009
Downtown Events (Chili, Hogs, Fair)
City Of Collinsville Launched New Web Site
March 5, 2009
Misc. News: Kids Academy Construction / Sullivan On Union-Only Labor
March 6, 2009
CHS Tennis Practice
Clock Change Sunday
March 8th, 2009
Holman Seed Farm provided seed for Tulsa World story 3/5/2009Gretchen Margaret "Maggie" Butts (May 22, 1935 - March 4, 2009) Services will be 1:00 p.m. Saturday, March 7, 2009 at the Meadowcreek United Methodist -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.... (Previous Coverage)
James Cottingim (December 6, 1927 - March 4, 2009) Visitation Sat. 9am-8pm. Wake 7pm Sunday at St. Therese Catholic Church. Funeral Mass 2pm Mon., March 9, 2009 at St. Therese Catholic Church. -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral HomeBill Thomas reported at the Chamber of Commerce meeting that Maggie Butts had passed away earlier today. 3/5/2009

Tulsa World Athlete of Week
Salisbury Picked for Oklahoma All Star Team -- Two time State Wrestling Champion Dalton Salisbury has been selected as a member of Team Oklahoma for the upcoming National Dual Competition to be held in Stillwater on March 28. Oklahoma will compete against other state teams in a dual format. Dallas Bailey, 4 time State Champ for Catoosa, Ladd Rupp, 4 time State Champ from Perry, Chris Perry, 4 time State Champ from Stillwater and Stephen Swann, 3 time State Champ from Perry are just a few of the other wrestlers selected to the team. More information on the specifics of the events at (Coach Riley 3/4/2009 12:30pm)
CHS Multi-Sport Sampler
March 3, 2009
Track Pie Auction + Cleveland Baseball + Muskogee Soccer
Calling all Skateboarders -- please meet in Collinsville City Park Thursday March 5th at 4pm for a group photo. You are too young to vote in the April 7th sales tax election but you can show those voters how many local kids could benefit from an authorized skateboard location. Contact Ted Wright ( if you have questions. Meet near the horse shoe area west of the softball field with your skateboard.
Updates to 3/2/2009 City Commission meet including continued support for Tri-County Fair and "redefinition of compensation" for city employees retirement. Creek debris removal could start soon. -- Ted 12:45pm Tuesday 3/3See March events calendar for busy week ... including track pie auction Tuesday & clock change SundayGRDA presentation at Chamber of Commerce noon meet Thursday.
Joyce Ann Christian (January 15, 1940 - February 28, 2009) Services Pending. Collinsville Dolton Funeral HomeCollinsville Alternative School in Tulsa World 3/2/2009CHS Baseball Regular Season Started With Hilldale
March 2, 2009
Cardinals Up 5-4 After 4 Innings
Dalton Salisbury is state champ at 215 and Michael Maul is state runnerup at 160. 5A wrestling results from OKC Sat - per Sunday 3/1/2009 Tulsa World -- (Similar results last year) -- Congratulations Dalton & Michael and the other CHS Wrestlers & Basketball players that have completed their seasons. -- Ted Wright Sunday 3/1/2009Elementary Basketball Kids Party At Season's End
March 1, 2009
Third Thru Sixth Grade Teams
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