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City Park Update
December 31, 2011
Huge New Rock / Spring Entry Blocked / Cherokee Nation Signage
Misc. News: Impaired Driving Tragedy
December 31, 2011
WWAH Donations Needed / Collection Items For Troops
First base layer of asphalt now to 14th & Main ... (more later) -- Ted 12/31/2011
Happy New Year !!!
FYI ... only 9 of the 20 requested student photo CDs have been paid (or a deposit made). I will be taking new requests only until Dec. 31. -- Ted Wright, 1110 W. Main. Use the mail or mail slot as I will not be in the office much. I will start the archive search in January (continuing for months) and will have to skip those not paid. I might be able to take a few more (late) requests in 2012 but they will still be full-priced and will skip any files already searched.
Layne Himebaugh Driving Micro Sprints at Tulsa Shootout -- 12/30/2011 Tulsa World
Help Stop Bullying - "The Reach Revolution" -- Join the local Collinsville effort -- Tyson Baker (2RBR) 12/31/2011
City Will Start 2012 With Short Tuesday Meet
December 30, 2011
Consent Agenda & Reports
2011 Highlights By Month
December 30, 2011
S-Curve & Wrestling Championship Among Top Stories
Traffic Now On Portions Of New S-Curve / Many North-South Streets Still Blocked
December 29, 2011
Broadway Immediately West of 19th Street Closed Forever
All Dolled Up Owner Sherry Campbell Helping Tulsa Bridal Shop After Robbery -- Fox 23 TV Report 12/29/2011 -- Collinsville store will be closing.  
Noticed traffic is now on portions of the new (Lazy)-S-Curve today (Thursday Dec. 29th, 2011). Will go back later for a photo. -- Ted 10am

Helen Rowena Wofford (January 17, 1933 - December 27, 2011) Oologah Dolton Funeral Home.

Misc. News: Sarah Pulice Is Pokémon Champ
December 29, 2011
Baseball Dinner / Softball Volunteers Needed
Pauline Mildred Scott (July 3, 1923 - December 25, 2011) -- Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2011.
Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. at the Freewill Baptist Church. Interment will follow at the Ridgelawn Cemetery. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.
Orval Wayne Blunt, Sr. (February 4, 1925 - December 25, 2011) -- Visitation will be held Tuesday, December 27, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. - 8:00 p.m. and Wednesday, December 28, 2011 from 9:00 a.m. - 11:00 a.m. Both at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.
A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at Meadowcreek United Methodist Church. Interment will follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.
Owen Ingram (September 20, 1952 - December 23, 2011) -- Visitation will be 9:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2011 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.
Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, December 29, 2011 at the Faith Fellowship Church. Interment will follow at the Sandridge Cemetery. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.
Collinsville Man Arrested In Fatal Tulsa Hit & Run Accident -- Channel 6 TV News 12/23/2011
Andrea Holly & Christopher Ittner To Wed
December 26, 2011
June 2, 2012 Wedding Planned
New York City Is Exciting For Katie Hoffman
December 26, 2011
But No Place Like Collinsville & Family For Holidays
Misc. News: Band Gets Help From Masons
December 25, 2011
S-Curve Construction Progress / Garden Dough For Fun
College Football Bowl Game Schedule
Traffic Switch Delayed: Due to the freezing temperatures for tomorrow (Friday), they won’t be able to switch traffic off of the detour until Tuesday Dec. 27,2011. -- 12/22/2011 report from Bruce Overton (S-Curve Contractor - Paragon) via Phill Stowell (City Public Works Director). - Previous Coverage
Congratulations to Junior Middle, Kyrston Wheeler, selected Tulsa World Second Team All-Metro for volleyball. -- Art Smalygo 12/22/11
Misc. News: A Sample of December Graduates
December 22, 2011
Space Heater Risks / Piggly Wiggly Christmas Schedule
12/22/2011 from Leon Hadley: My cousin, Collinsville grad John Duane Evans, died this morning in California. Little brother is Arvin Evans, sister Sandra Evans Sweeney.
Merry Christmas
Collinsville Police Sgt. Andy Wileman lain to rest in Collinsville today. -- December 21, 2011 -- (More Photos)
Obituary For Andy Wileman on Mowery Funeral Site
Services Wed. Dec. 21, 2011
Procession To Ridgelawn Wed.
Misc. News: Police Station Facade Upgrade
December 20, 2011
Lego Robotics Team To State / Must Be Trendy
The open house for Collinsville Downtown Inc. & the Chamber of Commerce has been delayed 1 day to Thursday Dec. 22nd (11am-1pm) out of respect for Andy Wileman. -- Ted (12/20/2011) Last day of school for 2011 was Tuesday 12/20/2011 Tyson Baker (Reach Clothing) Donates Another 250 Shirts -- Chan. 9 Video (12/20/2011)
Results from Dec.19, 2011 City Commission Meet: Inmate labor approved again ... will create new job for city employee to supervise. Some portions of new S-Curve / lane expansions almost ready for asphalt. March 2012 election called for Mayor & two commissioners.
Dec. 20th Park Board meeting cancelled. -- 12/19/2011 FYI ... only 5 of the 17 requested student photo CDs have been paid (or a deposit made). I will be taking new requests only until Dec. 31. -- Ted Wright, 1110 W. Main. Use the mail or mail slot as I will not be in the office much. Misc. News: Cornerstone Church Nativity / HRC & Patchworkers News
December 19, 2011
Cherokee Registration & Scholarship Information
Ruby Marie (Johnson) Willis Elkhair (July 9, 1918 - December 17, 2011) Visitation: 9am-8pm, Tues., Dec. 20, 2011. Funeral Service: 10am, Dec. 21, 2011 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.
Shane Goossen was selected as 5A All Star Wide Reciever. Senior football players are selected by an OFBCA committee of coaches from the East side of the state. Players are evaluated by film sent in by coaches. Being selected as All Star automatically qualifies the athlete to be evaluated by another OFBCA committee of coaches that select All State players from the All Star list. Congratulations Shane!!! -- Kevin Jones (Collinsville Cardinal Football) 12/19/2011
CHS Dodge Ball Competition
December 16, 2011

CHS Teams + Marines -vs- Army Exhibition
CHS Basketball Split With Coweta
December 16, 2011
All-State Jackets ForSoftball & XC
Just a few of the photo pages still in progress. -- Ted -- Sunday 12/18/2011 -- (Nearly completed dodge ball page ... need names)
Donate Blood ... It Could Make A Huge Diffference (KOTV Chan. 6)
December 16, 2011

Blade Nelson's Life Saved By Tranfusions
USA Today Video
December 17, 2011
Jane Horton Is Gold Star Wife
Widow Of Spc. Christopher Horton

More from Katie Hoffman on the launch of her new Web Site in January 2012.
December 17, 2011 -- (previous coverage)

Check back for photos from CHS Girls win and Boys loss to Coweta Friday and All-State jacket ceremony. -- Ted 10:30pm Fri 12/16/2011 Shop Collinsville
Congratulations to Chance Riley (and family) & The Pitt State Gorillas ... the new Division II NCAA Football National Champions with a 35-21 victory over Wayne State (from Michigan). (Lori Stout photos from Facebook) -- Ted -- 2pm Sat. Dec. 17, 2011 (Previous Coverage)

Andy Wileman's Blog:
Our family's journey with Melanoma

Initial 2009 Diagnosis

Mowery Funeral Home Info

Sgt. Andy Wileman (of the Collinsville Police Dept.) has lost his battle with cancer. -- Ted 11:20am Sat. Dec. 17th
Agenda For Monday Dec. 19th City Meet
December 16, 2011
Election Call For Mayor & Ward I and II Commissioners
Baptist Church Car Inspections Sat. Dec. 17th Check back for CHS dodge ball finals. -- Ted 6pm Friday
Christmas Band Concert
December 15, 2011
Several Collinsville Bands At Owasso HS PAC
JrHi Basketball -vs- Bishop Kelley
December 15, 2011
7th & 8th Grade Boys Here Thurs.
Misc. News: Feed Store At Sale Barn
December 15, 2011
Admission Set For Will Rogers Museum / Pollard ECC Sign / Old S-Curve Closed
CHS Christmas "The Situation" video -- 12/16/2011 -- By Skyler Smith & CHS STUCO
Chance Riley & Pitt State Play Saturday For National Championship
December 14, 2011
Division II Football Game On ESPN2
End of Iraq War -- 12/15/2011
Healthy Community Workshop
December 13, 2011
Cherokee Nation Continuation of Mark Fenton Plan
Would You Like To Help?
Young Local Wrestlers 2nd At KC
December 14, 2011
Team Oklahoma At Kansas City
James Albert Murray (41 of Collinsville) died in OKC Veterans Medical Center Dec. 5, 2011. Services were held in New Jersey.
Ralph Leroy Martin (November 23, 1939 - December 12, 2011). He had lived in Collinsville for 46 years. He is survived by his wife, Joyce Martin of the home. 3 Children, Renee Pilgrim and her husband Danny of Oologah; Steve Martin of Tulsa; Kevin Martin and his wife Darla of Talala. 3 Step-Children, Kathy Eby and her husband Randy of Prague, Chell Propp and his wife Susan of Adair, OK and Lori Stout and her husband Steve of Collinsville. 2 brothers and 1 sister: Robert Ross Martin and his wife Sue of Owasso, Terry Darlene Roberts of Oklahoma City, and Jerry Dean Martin and his wife Susie of Oologah. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Visitation Wed. noon to 8pm and Thurs. 9am to noon. Graveside services will be 2:00 p.m., Thurs., December 15, 2011 at the Ridgelawn Cemetery
Chance Riley (CHS 2007) and the Pitt State Football Team fly to Alabama today to prepare to win a National Championship Saturday (Gorillas vs. Wayne State Dec. 17 • Florence, Ala. NCAA Div. II Nat'l Championship). -- Per Lori Stout (12/14/2011) -- Previous Coverage
Collinsville Beats Neosho On Tiebreaker Criteria. -- The Collinsville Wrestling Cardinals traveled to Neosho, Mizzo to take on the 4 time defending Mizzo State Champs with revenge on their minds. Neosho beat Collinsville 56-15 in the first match of the year last year. This year the Cardinals expected a different result. After all 14 matches were wrestled the score was tied 27-27. Neosho's 152 pounder was ejected and that's the 1st criteria in the tiebreaker. So Collinsville won 28-27. -- Jim Riley (Tues. Dec. 13, 2011)
Misc. News: Okla. Lt. Governor Visited Collinsville
December 13, 2011
4-Way Stop At 17th & Broadway / Angle Trees Need More Help
Check back for an update on a "Healthy Community" meet here Dec. 13th -- Ted 6:30pm Tues  
More Misc. News: Christmas Parade Winners
December 12, 2011
Christmas Gifts In Collinsville / ECC Pie Queens
Made In America (ABC News Story) for American Jobs
Misc. News: Off Season Football Report
December 12, 2011
Jake Graham's Korea Address / Submitted Christmas Parade Photos / CD Orders Due
Collinsville's 126 pounder Gary Wayne Harding was named Outstanding Wrestler at Mid-America Nationals. -- Jim Riley 12/12/2011
Chorus Boare's Head Feast
December 10, 2011
Annual Holiday Performance & Meal
Check December calendar: Band Concert, home basketball Friday, school flu shots, ...
Don't know how long it will be there, but just found out I had the "Photo of the Day" at -- Ted 12/12/2011
Wilson Elementary Character Kids
December 11, 2011
Kindness Trait Honored
Grant Patton & Isaac Dyer Honored
December 11, 2011
5A-3 All-District Football
The Cardinal Wrestling team made a strong showing in their first outing of the year by placing 9 in the Mid-America Nationals at Union. Davion Jeffries and Gary Wayne Harding placed 1st while Dylan Helm and Zach Abkemier finished 2nd. Will Steltzlen placed 4th, Jacob Findley finished 5th. Jacob Barton and Kennon Priddy placed 6th and Christian Moody finished 7th. The Cards finished 4th in the team race behind Union, Tuttle and Allen,Tx. The Cardinal will travel to Neosho, Missouri on Tues for a dual and then on to Kansas City for a torunament the 16th and 17th. -- Jim Riley (12/11/2011)
The Cardinal Wrestling team put 4 in the finals at the Mid-America Nationals at Union's UMAC. Davion Jeffries, Gary Wayne Harding, Dylan Helm and Zach Abkemier all won their semi final matches to earn a shot at winning a Mid-America National Championship Sat night at 6:00. -- Jim Riley (Saturday 12/10/2011)
The Cardinal Wrestling team kicked off the 2011-12 season by pushing 7 wrestling into the semi finals of the Mid-America Nationals at Union's UMAC arena in Tulsa. Making it to the semi's are; Davion Jeffries, Jacob Findley, Gary Wayne Harding, Dylan Helm, Will Steltzlen, Zach Abkemier, and Kennan Priddy. The semi's will be at 11:00 at Sat morning. -- Jim Riley 12/9/2011
I am back in town after a Dallas trip visiting with family. Missed the Christmas Parade if anyone would like to send me a photo or two? -- Thanks Ted 6:45pm Sat. 12/10
The Girls Varsity BB team beat Berryhill 67-59 in the 1st game of the Big Dawg Shoot Out in Vinita. The Cards will play on Friday at 7:30 in the Semi finals. -- Jim Riley (12/8/2011) Band, Chorus & Library activities bookend the Christmas Parade
Girls Cross Country Banquet
December 6, 2011
JrHi & HS Girls Season Ending Event
Sign For State Champs Sought
Haley Taylor Signs With RSU
December 7, 2011
Cross Country At Rogers State
Thank you to Lance West & Terry Due and then the school board for their confidence in me by making me a part of the school team starting in 2012. My primary task will be to enhance the school web site (in concert with to provide improved information availability for parents, students, teachers and the community. Exactly how that will be accomplished will be determined in the next few months based on input from all involved. Thank you to my viewers and advertisers in advance for their cooperation during these eventual changes. -- Ted Wright -- Dec. 6, 2011
Results from Dec. 5th School Board Meet: Arlin Stacy to be Herald Elementary Principal with Rachel Chronister retiring. Bond discussion delayed to January. Improvements to school web site planned for 2012. -- Ted 11am 12/6 Clifford Merle League (September 26, 1922 - December 3, 2011) Ponca City -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home -- Obituary (Susan Babbitt's step-Dad)
Joe Hampton indicated he would not be filing for his old school board seat (and apparently no one else had during the first filing day Monday). Check with the school administration if you are interested in filing (in Tulsa) with just two more days left. -- Ted 10:30pm Dec. 5, 2011  
Note: Due to continued construction on west Main St. the Christmas Parade Saturday will arrive at 14th & Main (from the Park via South St.) instead of the traditional 15th & Main. The parade will continue to 5th Street as usual. -- Ted 12/5/2011
Misc. News: Discover Oklahoma Filmed Scoops & Grinds Segment
December 5, 2011
Emily Fuller All-State Band / 2nd RSU All-American / Library Smithsonian Reminder
JrHi basketball At Oologah on Thurs. Starting time will be at 5:30. Girls will play in the Lower Elem and boys will play in MS. -- Jim Riley 12/5 Christmas Parade Saturday
Congratulations to the OSU Cowboy Football Team -- 2011 Bedlam & Big 12 Conference Champs -- Ted 12/3/2011 School Board Filing Period Dec 5-7
Eddie Dewayne Wilson
(October 12, 1950 - December 3, 2011)
Ted, Between eight and nine this morning Eddie Wilson passed away quietly. Services are pending. -- Jack L. Ashby Saturday 12/3/2011 (Eddie's daughter Tonya reports he lost his battle with lung cancer this morning.)

Memorial Service: 2:00 p.m., Tuesday, December 6, 2011 at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home with Rev. Hermon Wood officiating.

(Eddie, Jackie and I were all CHS 1969 classmates) -- Ted Wright.


The Cardinal JH wrestling team placed 3rd behind Sand Springs and Broken Arrow at the Sand Springs JH Wrestling tournament. Placing for the Cards were: Champs: Nick Sunday / Nate Keim / Justin Walker... 2nd Tryston Woodard... 3rd Roc Robbins... 4th Ryce Haymaker... 5th Trevor Gray... 6th Jake Douglass. -- Jim Riley 12/3/2011
JrHi Wrestlers 3rd At Sand Springs
December 3, 2011
Danielle Robbins Photos
December Chamber of Commerce Meeting
December 1, 2011
2012 Officers Elected
Christmas Parade and many other events on December calendar Cold & wet Bedlam football game expected Sat. then snow Sun/Mon?
School Board Agenda for Monday: Changing Herald Principal
December 2, 2011
Web Site Changes / Bond Potential Update
City Commission Agenda for Monday: Finalize Ward Boundaries
December 2, 2011
Planning Commission Members / Police Station Upgrades
Check back for Dec. 1st Chamber meet coverage -- Ted 10pm Thursday CHS "The Situation" Video (Week 11) ... sorry I'm a week late with this link -- Ted 12/1 CHS "The Situation" Video (Week 12) -- 12/1 CHS Basketball at Claremore Friday (Santa Photos at Wilson Friday)
Ted - Collinsville's High School Wrestling team is ranked #1 in 5A on preseason poll. This web site is sanctioned by OSSAA as the official ranking site for Oklahoma High School sports. This years' team will be as good as any in Oklahoma and will be exciting to watch. I encourage all here in Collinsville to come out this year and support a State Championship contender team. The HS kicks off at the Mid America Classic at Union HS on December 9th and 10th. It will be a great opportunity to see how the team matches up with major programs in the area with teams like Union, BA, Claremore, and other top programs. In addition, the tournament will have top programs from Texas and Kansas. -- Thanks. Jim Barton (12/1/2011)
Chamber of Commerce meet Thursday Dec. 1st -- noon at Library (election of officers and members can speak about their business) School Board Filing Period Dec 5-7
Note: I have no youth basketball (or wrestling) schedules ... so you know what that means for cvilleok photo coverage. -- Ted
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Lost dog/cat/garage sale ads are $5 ($10 w/ photo) and are to be paid in advance. -- Ted Wright
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1,739,491 total requests (during Nov. 2011) and a total of 162,873 pages requested-- Ted 12/1/2011

I've had CDs ready since May 31st (& payment due) for Katie Sowards, Tyler Taber, and Braden Varner. -- Ted Wright -- August 18, 2011 (see #11: Frequently Asked Questions for hours and payment options) -- 2011 CDs Orders for new CDs will not be processed until next January ... but you can let me know if you are interested anytime before that:
I have unclaimed photo CDs for Katie Sullivan (2007), Cory Flynn (2007), Jerica McColley (2008), Jeff James (2008), Chris Pelton (2008), Shelby Charles (2009), Ethan Miller (2010), Ethan Carothers (2010) and Dillon Harwood (2010). -- Ted 6/28/2011 photos are for sale (Photo Policy) 4x6 prints $2, 8x10 prints $5, or CD by sport/individual ($25-$40)
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