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Viola Ruth Glover (March 1, 1937 - January 29, 2010) Visitation: 9am-8pm, Tues., Feb. 2, 2010 at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Funeral Service: 10am Wed. at Amazing Grace Tabernacle in Collinsville. Interment will be 2pm at White Oak Cemetery in Craig County.
Collinsville Public Schools will apparently be closed Monday (Feb 2, 2010) due to road conditions per Chan 6 TV web site. -- Ted --10pm Sunday 1/31/2010
Community Church: Due to the weather and parking lot conditions, all Sunday services have been cancelled at Community Church. -- 1/30/2010CHS Wrestling Homecoming Tuesday Feb. 2nd
CHS Basketball Split With Glenpool
Jan. 26, 2010
CHS Lady Cards Won
Smoking Ordinance On Feb. 1 Agenda
Jan. 29, 2010
Pool Items Surplus
Tulsa "Extreme Home Makeover" proceeding despite "extreme" weather. CHS senior Dylan Weabe and CHS teacher Mr. Allison will be among the volunteers. More info at -- Ted noon Friday 1/29/2010
10am Friday Observation: Now that I've walked outside a bit, it looks like all is less than an inch and mostly snow now (still falling) on a crunchy surface for some traction. -- Ted 10am 1/29/2010 -- (Up to about 3 inches of dry fluffy snow 2:45pm Friday .... and still coming down) --- at least 5 inches snow by 5:15pm & still falling -- slowed now ~6in by 7pm
11pm Thursday Observation: Although more freezing precipitation is expected overnight and Friday it would appear Collinsville has avoided (so far) the amount of ice to crack the trees and power lines but enough to make the roads a mess and travel hazardous. From my limited view (out the front and back of the Newspaper Museum downtown), I'd guess we have about an inch of ice/snow mix on the ground. I'll take some daylight photos tomorrow and would be glad to have a few viewer photos and weather descriptions from your location.-- Ted Wright -- 1/28/2010
Collinsville Schools Closed Friday Jan 29 due to anticipated weather conditions -- Ted 5:15pm 1/28/2010 per Chan 6 TV siteThe CHS varsity basketball game vs Cleveland scheduled for Friday has been postponed until Sat Feb 13. Varsity only will be played. -- Jim Riley (1/28/2010)  
Misc. News: Wilson Elementary Problem Solvers
Jan. 28, 2010
Patchwork Quilters Sew-In
Dejesus & Goza Sign For Eastern State Baseball
Jan. 27, 2010
Both CHS Seniors
From Thurs. Jan. 28, 2010 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Alice Marie Tobin, 65, computer technician, died Friday. Service 10 a.m. Saturday, Moore Funeral Home Chapel, Owasso.
City accepts Park Improvement bid .. some work could begin within a month. City preparing for worst case ice storm. Also storm info on city's site: storm shelter and trash schedule changes etc.. -- Ted 11pm Wed. -- (City meet page now updated -- Ted 5pm Thurs 1/28/2010)Check back later a few photos from Tuesday basketball. -- Ted 11pm Wed.
The starting time for the CHS Cardinal Basketball game for this Sat Jan 30 with Oologah has been changed. The girls game will start at 4:00 and the boys right after. -- Jim Riley 1/27/2010Misc. News: Cards For Anna Bell Denny's 90th
Jan. 27, 2010
Smiths Open Tulsa Business / Youth Sports Signups
From Wed. Jan. 27, 2010 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Aaron A.V. Holt, 85, carpenter, died Wednesday. Services pending. AdamsCrest Cremation, Tulsa.
Rain->Ice->Snow mess likely starting Thursday. CHS Basketball -vs- Glenpool here Tues: Girls won 43-28, Cville boys trailing 21-34 at half -- Ted 8:45 1/26/2010 -- (Boys' final was 46-64 per Gavin)
The Collinsville Library is having a book sale on Saturday January 30, 2010 from 11:00-4:30. We are also cleaning out our storage closet and will have items we do not need on sale as well. Priced to go! Help us with an early spring cleaning. All proceeds go to the Friends of The Collinsville Library to help with teen and children programming. -- Susan Babbitt
Misc. News: Dyer 1st & Crowder 3rd at Pawhuska Wrestling
Jan. 25, 2010
Police Thanks / Youth Baseball Signups / Chamber Office Change
CHS Wrestling Loss To Skiatook - per 1/27/2010 Tulsa World
Feb. 9th School Board Election Note -- All registered voters that live anywhere in the Collinsville school district can vote (not just those living in the area represented by the board seat 5 candidates). This is unlike city elections where only ward residents vote for those commissioner candidates. -- Ted 1/25/2010CHS basketball here Friday (& and at Oologah Sat) ... pending weather
Gavin Rose reports the CHS Basketball Lady Cards beat Oologah 46-38 for 3rd place at the Pryor Tournament. -- 1/24/2010Helen Elizabeth French (February 14, 1914 - January 23, 2010) Funeral services 2pm Wed., January 27, 2010 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel.
Park Bid Accepted
Jan. 27, 2010
Smoking Prevention Tabled
Taylor Upson Crowned 2010 Miss Collinsville
& Bailey Chambers Crowned 2010 Outstanding Teen

Jan. 23, 2010
Will Represent Collinsville At Miss Oklahoma Pageant In June
Travis Pelletier & Lindsey Tower To Wed In July 2010
Jan. 23, 2010
Surprize Softball Field Proposal
From 1/23/2010 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Alice Marie Tobin, 65, computer technician, died Friday. Services pending. Moore, Owasso.
Wes Studi in "Avatar" movie - Per 1/22/2010 Tulsa World -- (Previous Coverage: Maggie Studi)Feb. 2010 Calendar
5th & 6th Grade Basketball
Jan. 19, 2010
Collinsville -vs- Collinsville Games
It's hard to comprehend Tulsa's budget/pending layoff situation but realize Collinsville will also be affected as some Collinsville residents are Tulsa policemen and firemen. -- Ted 12:40am Fri 1/22/2010
Misc. News: Safety Seminar Feb. 17th
Jan. 21, 2010
Miss Collinsville Pageant Is Sat. Jan. 23rd / HRC Patriotism Essay Contest
Lacie Cook & Rachel Pitts Sign With Labette
Jan. 21, 2010
To Play Softball At Parsons, KS
As a cost saving move, the Board of Directors of the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce voted today to accept the invitation of Collinsville Downtown, Inc. (and the City of Collinsville) to relocate the Chamber office and share the space with CDI at the former city annex building at 1126 W. Main. Office sharing arrangements and City Commission lease adjustment approval is pending. The Chamber has been in their current office (at 1023 W. Main) for several years having moved from the Depot Museum in 2005. -- Ted Wright -- Jan. 21, 2010
CHS Baseball Diamond Dinner is Feb. 6th with Guest Speaker Dave HollidayDanny Stanley reports his wife Reba had a heart attack Monday and will have surgery next Monday Jan. 25th at Hillcrest. Danny asks your prayers. -- 1/20/2010Misc. News: Kylee Cole Signs For NEO Softball
Jan. 20, 2010
Elections / Baseball Diamond Dinner
Misc News: Mi'Shell Garrett's Haiti Dance Fundraiser
Jan. 19, 2010
4th Grade Red Basketball Girls / Patchworker January Meet
Filing Period for Collinsville Mayor and Ward III and IV City Commissioners is Feb 1-2-3 at Tulsa Co. Election Board office.
Ron Evans reports the CHS Basketball girls beat Pryor in OT (47-45) but CHS Boys lost 36-53. Girls to play Adair Thurs. and boys to play Sallisaw Wed. at Pryor Tournament. -- Ted 1/19/2010
Collinsville Girls softball sign ups at the Collinsville High School January 23rd from 10:00-2:00 and then at the American Bank from 9:00- 1:00 on January the 30th have any questions please call Kim @ 906-6832 -- Thank you
COLLINSVILLE YOUTH BASEBALL SIGN-UPS (AGES 4-12) -- Saturday, January 23,12:00-4:00
Collinsville Youth Baseball Field Concession Building (Next to ECC)
More info at -- Thank you, Jeff Rule, President CYBA, 918-694-9537
Cherokee Casino Planned at Ramona -- per 1/19/2010 Tulsa World
Still working off backlog of news from this past week. -- Ted midnight Monday 1/18/2010City meet cancelled (lack of quorum) -- Monday 1/18/2010David Ikenberry reports a water outage in Prairie View Addition due to a water line break (6 hours) as of 9:30pm Monday 1/18/2010
CHS Basketball Sweep
Of Bristow

Jan. 12, 2010
Here Last Tuesday
CHS Basketball Losses
To Berryhill

Jan. 15, 2010
Here Friday
Jose Olazagasti Signs With
Seminole State College

Jan. 17, 2010
2010 CHS Baseball Rosters & Schedules
Chamber of Commerce Banquet (Dr. Lim)
Jan. 16, 2010
Ernie Davis President
Misc. News: Oklahoma Gets Failing Grade From American Lung Association
Jan. 17, 2010
Sen. Brogdon Disagrees With Governors Council
CHS Wrestlers at Bobby Lyons Invitational - per 1/17/2010 Tulsa World (Corey Snow 2nd at 171 pounds)
Check back later (likely in a few days) for Chamber Banquet photos.CHS Basketball Girls lost to Mannford (52-54) per Gavin Rose. -- Ted 9:30pm Sat. 1/16/2010 (& 1:30am Sun) Misc. News: Sharon Odom Is TCU Graduate
Jan. 16, 2010
Letters on Utilities & Poverty
Harold Little Died Jan. 12th
Jan. 16, 2010
Saved Girl From Drowning In 1989
Jurors find Earl Dean Long not guilty of negligent-homicide linked to April 2008 crash that claimed the life of Phillip Catlett, 46, of Collinsville. -- per 1/16/2010 Tulsa World
Both Lady Cards (26-33) & Cardinals (40-66) lost to Berryhill (HS Basketball) here Friday night. -- A few photos later ... as I still haven't even processed Tuesday's game yet. -- Ted 10pm 1/15/2010 Misc. News: High School Bowlers
Jan. 15, 2010
2nd Grade Problem Solvers
City Commission Meets Monday
Jan. 15, 2010
Park Bids / Smoking Prevention
Tentative CHS schedules for tennis, soccer & track added here this week ... (don't have golf schedules yet) -- Ted --Midnight Thursday 1/14
This is to inform you that Lance West has resigned as Head Football Coach and Athletic Director as of January 12, 2010. These positions are now posted at all school sites and on the Collinsville Public Schools website. -- Melanie Garrett, Collinsville Public Schools -- (Ted Note: This is a followup to Lance being approved as Assistant Superintent of Schoools at the Jan. 11th school Board Meet.) -- School Job Postings
January Is School Board Recognition Month
Jan. 13, 2010
$17 Million Budget / 2612 Students / 300 Employees
 Blade Nelson Benefit Friday at CHS basketball Jan 15th
Get your tickets for Saturday's (Jan. 16) Chamber of Commerce BanquetI've added a bit of history on the Miss Collinsville page ... with the competition next Saturday Jan. 23rdI'm running way behind this week ... please be patient if you are waiting on something from me (advertisers and those that have submitted news, or basketball photos, or school board, etc. -- Ted 4pm Wed. 
The Home Town Real Estate web site is experiencing some temporary administrative issues. If you need to view their MLS listings before I get the normal pages restored, you can click here. -- Ted 3:40pm Wed. 1/13/2010
Eldy Fabiola Goodwin (September 16, 1937 - January 4, 2010) No Service Planned. Collinsville Dolton Funeral HomeChriss Loretta Stokes (August 11, 1945 - January 11, 2010) Visitation 9am-8pm, Thursday, January 14, 2010 at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Graveside services 10am, January 15, 2010 at Green Acres Cemetery, west of Collinsville on Highway 75.

Harold LaVoe Little (June 16, 1940 - January 12, 2010) Visitation Wed. Jan. 13 9am-8pm and Thurs. Jan. 14 9am-8pm. at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Funeral Services 2pm Fri., January 15, 2010 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel.--(1989 Hero)

From Tuesday Jan. 12, 2010 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Derrill Ray Ladd, 71, real estate worker, died Sunday. Services pending. Serenity, Tulsa. CHS Basketball Sweep of Bristow Tuesday (Girls 45-35 & Boys 42-34) -- photos later -- Ted 10:30pm 1/12/2010Friday Jan. 15th: Support the CHS Basketball Cardinals & the Nelson Family -- All concession proceeds go to Blade Nelson fund (Berryhill here 6:30)-- Ted 1/12 
Middle School Cooling Tower Froze Again
Jan. 11, 2010
Lance West Is New Assistant Superintendent
I received several more CHS sports schedules today and will add those as I have time in next few days. -- Ted 2pm Mon. 1/11/2010
Immediate opening for a mini excavator/backhoe operator. Must have experience working around other utilities. Must have CDL, clean driving record, pass screen and background check. Call 918-599-7674 for interview.
Blade Nelson Benefit
Jan. 14th at Chick-fil-A

Jan. 10, 2010
7th Grader Fighting Leukemia
Temperatures improving after several bone-chilling single digit days the first week of 2010.In Oklahoma, one in five children lives in poverty -- per 1/11/2010 Tulsa World (12% of Collinsville school kids)
Basketball at Locust Grove Tournament -- Boys: Collinsville 61, Colcord 41 -- per 1/9/2010 Tulsa World2010 CHS (& JrHi) Track Schedules added to winter/spring sports index. First meet Feb 12th at Enid (indoors). -- 1/10/2010CHS Basketball here Tues. CHS 1969 Reunion Update -- Ted 1/10/2010
City Manager Reported On City At Chamber Meet
Jan. 7, 2010
Online Bill Pay Almost Ready
No School Friday (Jan 8th, 2010) -- per call from Lance West (noon Thurs). And he indicated they are thawing frozen pipes at a few locations. -- Ted 1:30pm 1/7/2010
CHS Wrestling Tri
Jan. 5, 2010
Hosted Bristow & Sperry
Misc. News: NEO Urgent Care / Adult Reading Program
Jan. 7, 2010
City Park Improvement Bids
No School Thursday (Jan 7th, 2010) -- I received a call from Lance West at 3:25pm Wednesday saying the decision had been made to cancel school Thursday due to the forecast of bitterly cold temperatures (compounded by the high wind chill factor). A decision is still pending on Friday school when it might be as cold or colder. -- Ted Wright 3:30pm -- All please be carefull in these conditions!
Special City Commission meeting Thursday, January 7th at 1:30 p.m (Agenda: March 2nd City Election Call)
-- Ted Note: I've been looking at archived election stories and can't figure out who is up for re-election? ... other than the mayor which is a 2 year term. Commissioners serve for 4 years (but some had 2 years initially when the charter change was approved in 2006 to stagger terms). I'll try to get more info Thursday. Bud York was elected in 2008. Billie Reeder was appointed in 2008. Melodie Bateman won a 2006 election. Pam Porter was unopposed in 2004 & 2008.
(& the school board election is in February)
Wards III and IV are up for re-election along with the Mayor. Wards I and II terms expiring in 2012. -- Per Angela Long. -- (So Bateman & Reeder & Sallee terms expiring in 2010. Porter & York terms expire in 2012. -- Ted noon Thurs.)
Misc. News: Nick Morgans Graduation & Engagement Announced
Jan. 6, 2010
Ryan & Whitney Wilson Home Burned To Ground
High School Parent/Teacher Conferences (Jan. 11th & 12th - 4:00-7:00pm) Call 371-3382 for appt.
The city opened the 4 received bids for park improvements today. The base bids ranged from $622K to $912K (which does not account for a list of alternate bids and some of the equipment which the city will purchase directly with a discounted government purchase price). The bid selection will likely be on the next city commission agenda. -- Ted 3pm Wednesday 1/6/2010I'm running behind (as usual) so will be awhile before I finish checking all my email today and even starting on the wrestling photos. -- Ted 3pm Wed.
The home of Whitney and Ryan Wilson (former CHS graduates) caught on fire late Sunday night in Skiatook. They weren't home at the time. The fire department put the initial fire out and the middle section was all that was lost. They weren't able to get much out at that time because of the darkness and cold so they left to go to her parents house. Then about 4am the fire started back up and it burnt completely to the ground. They lost everything. They have two boys, a 4 year old and a 3 month old. An account has been set up at American Bank of Ok in Collinsville for donations. -- Missy DeLozier (1/6/2010)
Wrestling Tri Tuesday night: CHS loss to Bristow while JrHi won. CHS & JrHi wins over Sperry. (Photos later) -- Ted 8:25pm Jan. 5, 2010Received my Federal Tax 2009 Form 1040 (1/4 inch thick) packet today in the mail ... can hardly wait to start that entertaining read. -- Ted -- 1/5/2010
Collinsville population grew by 962 (24%) in last decade (since 2000) according to Tulsa World 1/5/2010 1/4/2010 Basketball at Locust Grove -- Boys: Keys 54, Collinsville 41 -- Girls: Salina 60, Collinsville 36 (per Tulsa World 1/5/2010)
Misc. News: Cardinal Flock / Softball Sign-Ups / Thank You
Jan. 4, 2010
918 Area Code Will Get Overlay (539)
City approved financing for west sewer expansion Monday -- city page updated -- Ted 9:30pm 1/4/2009 
CGSA will be having softball sign-ups January 9th @ American Bank meeting room 9:00 am to 1:00 pm and January 16th @ the Library in the meeting room downstairs 1:00 pm to 5:00. Price in $40 for 6U and $70 for all other ages with a $120 max per family. We will need them to bring a copy of their birth certificate at sign up. -- Thank you very much. Kim Thetford (1/4/2010)
Happy New Year
Check Out The Rock Gym at

1108 W. Main
Ted, Per Athletic Director, Jim Riley, The Boys and Girls Basketball Tournament in Locust Grove, Jan 4-9, is still on. Girls play at 7:20. Boys following the girls game. -- Melanie Garrett (1/4/2010)CHS 1969 Reunion Planning meet Jan 9th at Library (Sat. 4:30pm)
The Ville Athletics -- 4 Batting Cages
Will Be Available Starting Dec. 29th
-- Turfed Area -- Wiffle Ball Tournaments --
Sports Equipment and Fan Gear Sales
Roy Weathers -- 918-292-9060 -- 202 S. 2nd
It's snowing again (3rd time in just over a week) and temps expected to be extremely low for next week. -- Ted 10:30pm Sat 1/2/2010 -- [Sunday update: Seems like about an inch of dry snow fell. -- Ted 3:30pm 1/3/2009)
-- Channel 8 shows a potential Collinsville closing? (or snow routes) with a 3:15 time stamp Sunday
Sunday 3:55pm: I now have confirmation that Collinsville schools will be closed Monday Jan. 4th
CHS Basketball Girls Prep For 2010 Games
Jan. 2, 2010
Webster Here For Scrimmage
CHS Wrestling Tri Here Tuesday Jan 5th
Chamber Meet Thursday Jan 7th (City Status)
Welcome 2010 -- 46,303 visits to during Dec. 2009. (1493 average visits per day)
4:05pm Thursday 12/31 City Trash Update: Normal Thursday pickup today. Will not work Jan. 1. Normal Friday pickup moves to Sat. Jan 2nd.This week's Monday (12/28) pickup is pushed to next Monday Jan 4th due to the earlier weather delays.City Commission Meets Jan. 4th
Dec. 31, 2009
Sewer Debt / Tort Claim
Way To Go Sooners ... Good Luck Cowboys
The once-a-year deadline for student photo CDs is Thursday and only 4 of the 11 requested so far have been paid (in full or 1/2 deposit). More Info. -- Ted 10:30pm Monday 12/28/2009 -- (As of 6pm Dec. 31 the count is 6 of 13 are valid. I'll wait a few days into 2010 before I drop any of the unpaid requests -- Ted)
Lost dog/cat/garage sale ads are $5 ($10 w/ photo) and are to be paid in advance. -- Ted Wright
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