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Even with the short month, snow storms, and access problems on the last day, Feb. 2011 had the most visits ever to with 68,120 total and an average of 2,432 visits per day. Thank you for "visiting". -- Ted 3/1/2011
OK, magically after 25 hours of being unable to establish the update connect, I'm in. So will do a few updates then go to the CHS baseball game briefly at 5pm then try to catch up on the news backlogged and ignored the past day -- sorry for the delay and I hope this issue is resolved ... what ever it was? -- Ted 4:40pm Tuesday 3/1/2011 -- (March calendar)      
Misc. News: Home Rep Club Sponsored Wilson Coloring Contest
Feb. 28, 2011

Gas Prices Rising Again / February Weather Ends Warm
Band Concert & Coronation
Feb. 28, 2011

Cassie Hewett Crowned Queen
Ted: Didn't know if you were aware that Garrett Martin was the 4A state champ at 215 lbs (for Oologah). He finished at 42-0 this year. His dad, Scott, was a 1976 CHS grad. -- Bart Schultheiss (2/28/2011)
Hi Ted! -- Just wanted to let you know that we made the decision to close down the Farmers' Market this year. We were sad to have to do it but basically just don't have the vendors anymore (I'm sure you noticed that when passing by!). But I want to thank you for all the publicity you have given the market over the past years - you did an outstanding job for us! -- Melinda Marsh (2/28/2011) March 2011 Chamber of Commerce Newsletter
From Monday Feb. 28, 2011 Tulsa World: Claremore — Harold David Hobbs, 66, died Saturday in Tulsa. Services pending. Collinsville Dolton, Collinsville. [A Memorial Service will be held 2:00 p.m. Thursday, March 3, 2011 at the Faith Fellowship Church in Collinsville] HS Area Playoff Basketball: Thursday 6:30pm Collinsville Girls -vs- Rogers at Broken Arrow -- per 2/28/2011 Tulsa World Collinsville Downtown Inc. Announces Two Contests: The first is a contest to "Name Our Hogs Mascot!" We literally want residents to come up with a name for our Hog! The second is a contest open to all who wish to submit a design for the front of our Hogs 'N Hot Rods t-shirts! -- Susan Erler -- Collinsville Downtown Inc (2/28/2011)  
From Sunday Feb. 27, 2011 Tulsa World: Jerome F. “Judd” McAtee, 91, passed away Tuesday, February 22, 2011, in Collinsville, OK. Born February 5, 1920, in Stratford-Perth, Canada, Judd was a retired professional hockey player for the St. Louis Maple Leafs, Detroit Red Wings and the Tulsa Ice Oilers. Linsey Curtis added her 2nd grand slam of the week (& 4th season homer) in RSU's wins over Grand View (Iowa) on Saturday afternoon In Claremore. -- per Rogers State University press Release 2/26/2011 -- (& Feb. 19th pre-season interview)
Collinsville Won 5A State Wrestling Title
Feb. 26, 2011

Harding, Steltzlen & Helm Won Individual Titles & Coach Harding Named 5A Coach of Year
Zach Abkemier and Josh Pennington won their consolation semi finals matches and earned 5 pts each and a spot in the consolation finals Sat afternoon. The CHS Cardinals wrestlers trail Altus 70 to 69.5 going into the consolation finals. -- Jim Riley 12:15pm Saturday 2/26/2011  
Lonnie Warren Wilder, Sr. (June 12, 1947 - February 24, 2011) Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
5A Baseball State Championship Rematch April 29th at OneOK -- per 2/26/2011 Tulsa World CHS Basketball Boys eliminated by East Central at Regional Friday -- per 2/26/2011 Tulsa World -- Girls lost to East Central Saturday -- per 2/27 Tulsa World  
Waterline work to start 9am Saturday Feb, 26, 2011. This will affect from 13th & Center to North 13th and Pine around to 17th & Pine down to 17th & Center. -- LaPasha Fifer -- City of Collinsville (~2pm Friday 2/25/2011) Herald Elementary Kids Recognized for Honesty
Feb. 25, 2011

3rd-4th-5th Graders Honored

Collinsville Has Slim Lead At 5A State Wrestling After 1st Day
Feb. 25, 2011

3 In Finals & 4 In Saturday Consolations

Misc. News: Lori Lindquist Favorite Radio Reporter
Feb. 24, 2011

Baptist Tabelnacle Revival / Osage Nation
Ted, Both boys and girls varsity soccer teams went to East Central Thursday Night for scrimmages. The girls lost 2-4. and the boys lost 0-4. -- Ethan Carouthers 2/25/2011 Bought gas at $3.19 in Collinsville today -- Ted 2/25/2011
Scoops & Grinds (New Collinsville Business) review in 2/24/2011 Tulsa World Misc. News: Kaylee Ball Signs With St. Gregory's
Feb. 24, 2011

Lance Sheehan Wedding / Miss Collinsville Update
Collinsville Girls beat Coweta 53-49 in OT (at Regional Thurs). East Central next (Sat.) -- per 2/25/2011 Tulsa World
CHS Boys Golf Schedules added today. 2/23/2011 Link added for KTUL video from CHS Feb. 16th. -- 2/23/2011 Top Novice Wrestlers
Feb. 23, 2011

State Novice Competition Feb. 5th
RSU sophomore Linsey Curtis had a grand slam and another homer in an (8 RBI) double header against Oklahoma Wesleyan at Bartlesville today (on the 2nd day of the season) -- per 2/23/2011 RSU Press Release
Sybil Mae Jones (May 27, 1926 - February 21, 2011) Funeral services 10am Fri. Feb. 25, 2011 at the Collinsville First Baptist Church. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
(Repeat story with photo this time): Misty Nunn won a $10,000 kitchen remodel in a Pillsbury essay contest. -- 2/23/2011 Tulsa World I was wrong when I stated that 8th Grade Girls BB team was the 1st to win a Metro Lakes Conference title. CHS Baseball won the Metro Lakes Conference last year. -- Jim Riley 2/23/2011
Spring Break -- From The Rock Gym
Prom Tanning Special $19.99
1108 W. Main
Clothing Drive For Fire Victims
Feb. 23, 2011

Band / Stuco / Track Pies / Volleyball Clinic For 5th-6th-7th Graders
Good luck to CHS wrestlers at State
(in OKC) Fri/Sat
CHS Basketball Homecoming, Senior Night & Pink Out
Feb. 21, 2011

Losses To Bishop Kelley
3 CHS Seniors Sign For College Sports
Feb. 22, 2011

Randi Gilmartin, Tanner Robb, Tyler Lowe
From Tuesday Feb. 22, 2011 Tulsa World: Collinsville — Sharon K. Rhoten, 67, homemaker, died Monday. Services pending. Add’Vantage, Tulsa. Misty Nunn won a $10,000 kitchen remodel in a Pillsbury essay contest. -- per 2/22/2011 Tulsa World CHS Baseball Scrimmages this week:
Weds. At Sperry. 2:30
Fri. At Bixby. 3:40
Sat. At Union. 12:00 (Sat. Union JV Here. 12:00)
All dates are subject to change due to weather. Cards pounded out 10 hits in 6 innings vs Jenks on Monday. -- Jim Riley 2/22
  Youth Basketball Updates
Feb. 21, 2011

4th+6th+8th Grade Teams
Lorene Maxine Smith (January 2, 1925 - February 19, 2011) Funeral service10am Wed., Feb. 23, 2011 at the Meadowcreek United Methodist. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Connie Plumlee opposses law capping pain & suffering law suits in 2/21/2011 Tulsa World & [Video on]
Pairings for opening round state wrestling matches Friday in 2/21/2011 Tulsa World Band Coronation / Concert Feb. 28 starts at 7pm Chellie Phillips & Kyle Keith Engagement Announced
Feb. 21, 2011

August Wedding Planned
Nine CHS Wrestlers Qualify For State
Feb. 18-19, 2011

By Winning 5A Regional At Tahlequah
Collinsville's 8th Grade Girls Basketball team won the Metro Lakes Conference tournament by beating Claremore 28-13. It is the first Metro Lakes trophy won by Collinsville since joining the conference last spring. -- Jim Riley -- Sat. 2/19/2011 (November Team Photo)
5A Basketball Regionals (At East Central) Collinsville Girls vs. Coweta, 6:30 p.m Thursday.; East Central vs. Central, 8 p.m. (Winners play each other at 1:30 p.m. on Saturday at same site; losers eliminated. ) OKC Southeast vs. Tahlequah, 6:30 p.m.; East Central vs. Collinsville Boys, 8 p.m Friday. (Winners play 7pm Saturday). -- per 2/20/2011 Tulsa World Two CHS basketball losses by identical 46-40 scores at Pryor Friday -- per 2/19/2011 Tulsa World -- [2/21 update: Hi Ted just wanted to let you know the girls game against Pryor was reported wrong in the Tulsa World. The girls Won 46-40 and the boys lost but I’m unsure of the score. Thanks, Wendy Lincicome]
Soccer Scrimmage Wins Over Oologah
Feb. 17, 2011

In Unseasonably Warm February Weather
Misc. News: Stout Family Thanks
Feb. 19, 2011

Archery Ministry / Ben E. Pope Fire Death
City Commission Agenda For Monday Feb. 21st
Feb. 18, 2011

Collinsville Downtown Inc. Status
2011 Hogs & Hot Rods Info / Application Forms
CHS basketball losses at Claremore per 2/18/2011 Tulsa World March 5, 2011 is start of required Ten-Digit Dialing 11 Cardinal Wrestlers make it to the Semi finals at the Class 5A Eastern Wrestling Regional in Tahlequah. The regional tournament is the quailifing tournament for next weeks Ok State Wrestling Championships at the OKC Fairgrounds Arena in OKC. A wrestler stamps his ticket to the State Tournament by placing in the top 4 of their individual weight classes. Semi final results later. -- Jim Riley Friday 2/18/2011
Misc. News: Record Snow Mostly Gone WIth Spring-Like Temperatures
Feb. 17, 2011

Channel 8 "Rolled Down Main" / Knitting Classes
Check back for photos from CHS soccer scrimmages with Oologah here tonight. (Girls won 1-0 and boys 4-0) --Ted 9:15pm Thursday Basketball Sr night will be right after the Boys JV game. Approx. 5:50 (Monday Feb. 21). Both boys and girls Srs. -- Jim Riley 2/17/2011 (Girls JV will begin at 4:00 -vs- BK)
Good luck at Regionals to CHS wrestlers
Corey Snow is Tulsa World's Wrestler of the Week -- 2/17/2011 Collinsville's 2010 Census Population is 5,606 (compared to 4,077 in 2000) according to Tulsa World's 2/17/2011 Story on Re-Districting.
Ruth Ann Sossaman (June 10, 1931 - February 15, 2011) Graveside Service will be held 1:00 p.m., Friday, February 18, 2011 at Ridgelawn Cemetery. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.
Two CHS basketball losses at Oologah Tuesday per 2/16/2011 Tulsa World Misc. News: Vintage Bricks Re-Aligned
Feb. 16, 2011

Pink Out Basketball Monday / RSU Fishing Team?
Channel 8 plans to start broadcasting at CHS at 5:55am Wednesday morning with the HS band, school admin & mayor then moving to another location at 7am; 9am at Middle School; 10am WWAH; 1-4pm at new jail, then short bits at 5 & 6. -- Ted The Tulsa Walking Club will be touring Collinsville with a 10K (or 5K) walk Saturday Feb. 19th.
Shelbie Kirby (Basketball Player to Watch) in 2/15/2011 Tulsa World -- More Stats From Tuesday Feb. 15, 2011Tulsa World: Collinsville — Albert Z. Mansfield, 76, American Airlines crew chief, died Sunday. Visitation noon-8 p.m. Thursday and service 1 p.m. Friday, both at Reynolds Funeral Service. Channel 8 (KTUL) TV will be in Collinsville broadcasting Wed. Feb 16th from 5am to 6:30pm. -- Ted 11:30pm Tues
Misc. News: Ward-Wiseman Animal Haven -- 9 Year Olds Party Donated -- Casino Night Set
Feb. 15, 2011

Streetscape Resumes With Pink Center Turn Lane
The QB Club meeting has been changed to Monday Feb 28th, 7pm at the Middle School. -- 2/14/2011 Betty JoAnn Murphy (January 29, 1933 - February 12, 2011) Funeral services 2:30pm Thurs. Feb. 17, 2011 at Church of the Nazarene. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Historic event in the advancement of computer / human interaction: A very special IBM computer named "Watson" playing Jeopardy -vs- it's famous human winners. I had already watched a PBS story on Watson's 4+ year development and looking forward to 2 more days of the challenge at 4:30 on NBC. -- Ted -- Feb. 14, 2011 I have no official word yet on any sports events this week after the snow & school outages so I'm skeptical of baseball & soccer scrimmages this week and still waiting to hear when basketball coronation will occur. If you have insight please share. -- Ted 6:30pm Monday --
Due to the excessive snow days taken during the snow storm, Collinsville Public Schools will be in class this Friday, February 18, 2010 and Monday, February 21, 2011. We will also be in class April 8,15, & 22, 2011. These were built into our calendar for bad weather days and we are forced to use them at this time. -- M. Garrett 2/14/2011 noon
Collinsville HS Wrestling Team Is 5A Dual State Champion
Feb. 12, 2011

Beat Deer Creek, Duncan & Defending Champs Claremore
Thank You To Hannah's Helping Hands
Feb. 13, 2011

Letter From Kelley Family
Collinsville's HS Wrestling Team beat Deer Creek, Duncan & Claremore for first ever team state wrestling title. Trailed going into final match with Dylan Helm closing out the deal. -- Congratulations Wrestling Cardinals! -- Ted Wright
Collinsville's HS wrestling team dispatched Duncan 42-18 and will meet Claremore at 6pm tonight at Skiatook for the 5A Dual State Title. Claremore beat Altus 45-23. -- again photos later -- Ted 2:30pm Saturday Feb 12th
Collinsville HS wrestling team advanced 31-27 over Edmond Deer Creek and takes on Duncan noon Saturday at Skiatook. Altus and Claremore also advanced. If Collinsville gets past Duncan they would meet the Altus-Claremore winner at 6pm in the Dual State Final. -- Ted 10pm Friday 2/11/2011 (Photos later) -- (Previous Coverage 2005) -- (2/12/2011 Tulsa World coverage from Friday EDC dual). Record Snow Fall(s)
Feb. 1-11, 2011

Summarized Coverage
From Saturday Feb. 12, 2011 Tulsa World ; Collinsville - Mary Sue Hestand, 79, homemaker, died Tuesday in Tulsa. Services pending. Schaudt's, Glenpool.
No School Friday Feb. 11th -- Ted 3:45pm Thursday Margaret Ann Shank (October 14, 1927 - February 9, 2011) Services Pending. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. [Funeral services Feb. 16th at A Healing Touch Ministry, 1:00pm, west of Oologah]
Dual State Wrestling at Skiatook 6pm Friday -- 2/11/2011 Tulsa World Preview  
Local Rodeo Girls Seek Sponsors
Feb. 9, 2011

Brianna McKinney & Shelby Haynie
Wednesday activities cancelled for Community, Baptist and Baptist Tabernacle Churches -- Feb. 9th Collinsville schools will be closed Thursday Feb. 10th also -- Ted 7:15pm Wed
Second major snowfall of February winding down ... check back for an estimate -- Ted 11am Wed. 2/9/2011 -- (my unofficial guess is about 6 inches?) -- Ted 1:45 Area sales tax report -- per 2/9/2011 Tulsa World JAMIE WILSON WITH WILSON LANDSCAPING IS TAKING ORDERS FOR SNOW PLOWING..HE WILL BE DOING ORDERS FIRST COME FIRST SERVE..TO BE PLACED ON THE LIST CALL 691-7250 OR IF NO ANSWER CALL 521-8122.....HIS LIST WILL BE FILLING FAST SO CALL EARLY...THANK YOU FOR YOUR BUSINESS.... JAMIE WILSON -- (2/9/2011 advertisement)  
Due to inclement weather Tulsa City-County Libraries will be closed on Wed., Feb. 9. -- Susan Babbitt 2/8/2011 2:45pm
Collinsville Public Schools will be closed Wednesday, 2-9-2011 due to anticipated inclement weather. -- Ted -- 7:15pm Tuesday 1st Pentecostal Church presents: "Crazy Hat Sunday" (Feb. 13th)  
QB Club meeting Feb 17th will likely change again -- Jeanne Rush 2/8/2011
Holt Ganzel Invited To Professional Bull Riding Event
Feb. 8, 2011

Collinsville 5th Grader To OKC
Collinsville will make up HS basketball games with Claremore on Feb 17th at Claremore. On the 21st of Feb they will play Bishop Kelley at home. Regular starting times. -- J. Riley 2/8
From Tuesday Feb.8, 2011 Tulsa World: Collinsville - Jerry A. Gross Jr., 79, retired from the Army, died Saturday. Services pending. Cremation Society, Tulsa. The CHS basketball games vs Coweta for today has been canceled. -- Jim Riley 2/8/2011
Required Education For 7th & 10th Graders
Feb. 8, 2011

Unless Parents Opt Out
4 flooded classrooms at CHS Fri/Sat from frozen pipe. Three of four should be ready for class Tuesday. More on school board meeting page. Terry Due's contract renewed. & City page updated also. -- Ted -- Feb. 7, 2011 -- 11:45pm
Ted - Wanted to commend the City for a great job of removing snow this past week. Considering the amount of snow, the town was able to get around in a few days. -- Jimmy Barton Feb. 7, 2011 Collinsville Schools will be in session Tuesday with the following notice on the school's web site: Tuesday 2-8-11, buses will run snow routes!
Notices were sent out two months ago to those students affected by the snow/ice routes. The letter stated that the buses will go along the main roads. The buses will not go down any dead-end streets or turn-a-round roads.
Collinsville will wrestle Edmond Deer Creek in the 1st round of the Dual State Wrestling tournament in Skiatook on Feb 11th at 6:00. The Cardinals were the number 1 seed on the east and Deer Creek is the 4th seed on the west. Please start planning now to come out and support the Cardinal Wrestlers at the Oklahoma Dual State Wrestling Championships. -- Jim Riley 2/7/2011 Hi Ted - noticed your coverage on JH state winners this past weekend, but wanted to give you an additional update. Keenan Priddy took 2nd place in the 175 lb weight class and Roc Robbins took 2nd in the 140 lb 6/7 grade division. Due to the weather only 5 JH wrestlers were able to make it to OKC and C'ville came away with 4 medalist. -- Thanks for all your Cardinal coverage. -- Danielle Robbins 2/7/2011
The Chamber of Commerce February Lunch meeting rescheduled for Thursday, Feb. 10, has been cancelled and will not be rescheduled. ... Hope to see you in March. -- Wanda Nyberg, Executive Secretary 2/7/2011  
From Sunday Feb. 6, 2011 Tulsa World: Collinsville - Diane Sue Calhoun, 66, homemaker, died Jan. 31. Visitation 1:30-6 p.m. Sunday and service 2 p.m. Monday, both at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. State Representative Earl Sears' Letter to District 11 constituents as he returns to the State Capitol February 7, 201 to represent us in the House of Representatives. -- Feb. 6, 2011 Collinsville Schools Closed Again Monday Feb. 7th -- per school web site -- Ted 2/6/2011 10:30pm  
5A Dual State (Team) Wrestling at Skiatook (Feb. 11-12): Shawnee, Claremore, Collinsville, Tahlequah, Altus, Duncan, Edmond Deer Creek, Harrah. -- per OSSAA and 2/6/2011 Tulsa World 5A Wrestling Regional at Tahlequah (Feb. 18-19): Carl Albert, Collinsville, Coweta, Durant, East Central, Edison, Edmond Deer Creek, Grove, Hale, Kelley, McAlester, Memorial, Miami, Pryor, Skiatook, Tahlequah. -- Per OSSAA & 2/5/2011 Tulsa World
Misc. News: Two JrHi Wrestlers Are State Champs / Baseball Diamond Dinner
Feb. 5, 2011

Australian Cyclone Followup / CHS Parking Lot Cleared
First Baptist Church, Collinsville will have the 11:00 am service only. Please use caution if you plan to attend. -- Thanks, Tim Prock (2/5/2011)  
Green Country Fit Boot Camp Starts Feb. 7th for $70 in Collinsville -- Are you looking to lose weight, get in shape, tone up and lose inches? Green Country Fit Boot Camp is just what you need. We are starting another round of GC Fit Boot Camp in Collinsville. We offer a variety of different workouts on many levels. Come check us out at the Collinsville City Park. Bundle will be cold. The camp starts on Monday February 7th at 5:15 am and will continue through Friday March 4th. Yes I know it is early, but it is totally worth it! It really is worth it! The price for the camp is $70. Anyone may attend for $70. The camp will be Monday, Wednesday, Friday. Check out our website for info & to sign up: You can also join us on Facebook under We are so excited to offer a camp in Collinsville again, and we look forward to seeing you there.-- Rachel Jones -- GC Fit -- 918-289-7371
Monday Meeting Agendas:
City Commission Feb. 7 School Board Feb. 7  
The City wishes to thank our citizens for their patience and assistance with the extreme winter weather event this past week. City Services are striving to return to a level of normalcy. Sanitation crews began intermittent trash pick ups on Thursday February 4th with limited success. Friday February 5th is proving more successful however normal trash routes are impossible at this time. The city is coordinating alley clearance and sanitation service to allow the trucks access to commercial dumpsters as well as contracting heavy equipment services to clear neighborhoods. Weather permitting normal scheduled trash routes will begin on Monday February 7th, 2011. Again we wish to thank everyone for assisting their neighbors and for their understanding during this winter event. -- Phil Stowell (Public Works Director, City of Collinsville) (918) 371-1010 Ext. 2028 -- -- Friday 2/4/2011  
Baptist Tabernacle - Sunday Services (Feb 6) -- We will be having Sunday School (10am) and Morning Worship (10:55am) on Feb. 6th. We will announce if we are going to have the evening service that morning. Please be careful. We love you all and want to see you on Sunday, but if your roads are bad, we want you to be safe. The parking lot is being cleared as I type this, but it maybe icy on Sunday. Be aware that at this time, the ramps coming off of 169 have not been plowed and are tough to travel on. -- Pastor Cate & Pastor Dwayne (Isaiah 41:10) -- P.S. The "Hotrods & Poodleskirts: We Love You" Banquet will postponed to next Saturday, Feb. 12th @ 5pm -- Friday 2/4/2011 Collinsville Girls Softball will have sign-ups tomorrow (2/5) at the Ville Athletics (1213 W Broadway) from 10:00 to 3:00. If there are any questions please call Kim at 906-6832 or email us at -- Thank You, Kim Thetford -- Friday 2/4/2011
Due to the weather and parking lot conditions, Collinsville Community Church has cancelled church servcies for Sunday, February 6, 2011. Stay warm! -- Friday 2/4/2011
At this time the Baseball Diamond Dinner scheduled for Sat. is still on. -- Jim Riley Friday 2/4/2011 (CHS Baseball Diamond Dinner Info)
I normally don't link to Tulsa World "Letters To Editor" ... even from Collinsville folks ... but this one from by Kita Loyd, Collinsville, complaining about Tulsa's Blue Dome District ... has degraded to reader comments trash talking Collinsville's Downtown. - Ted 2/4/2011 I'm using these snow days to clear driveway (home) and sidewalk (museum) and make progress on 2011 Senior pages. I keep taking photos of snow scenes but since it looks the same out the front window of every Collinsville residence see no reason to put more online. Not a single person has responded to my quest for an "official" or at least reasonable Collinsville snow fall estimate. I concur with Brad's comment (below) on the city doing a great job on the streets so far. It will be interesting to see how we all deal with the next phase of cleanup given the magnitude of snow as school and businesses try to return to "normal". -- Ted Wright 11:30am Friday 2/4/2011
I wanted to take a moment to thank the City of Collinsville Street Department for the outstanding job they have done on our streets the past few days. Thanks to all of you, we were able to at least get one truck out on the second day and two today to get to our customers that did not have heat. I’ve even seen our City trucks in the outlying neighborhoods today! Our streets are in better shape than 169, HWY 20, and Owasso’s streets and I’ve had to drive on all of them! So once again thanks to all of you for all the hard work and long hours you’ve put in, just to make everybody else’s lives a little easier. -- Thank You, Brad Overholt (Overholt Heating and Air) 2/3/2011 5:30pm Thursday
2/3/2011 Tulsa World shows Tyler Lowe's football commit to Northwestern State. There had been a signing ceremony scheduled yesterday which I assume was delayed by the snow? -- Ted -- Thursday The CHS Basketball games with BK for Friday have been canceled. -- Jim Riley 2/3/2011
Record lows -1 (Wed) & -6 (Thurs) .after 76 degrees Saturday No school Friday (Feb. 4th) still too much snow
Thursday Update: Emily left phone message that the house is OK also. Expect utility outages (cell phone and water for example) for some time. -- Ted 2:30pm 2/3/2011 (Note: I'm using our Oklahoma times on these updates as it is always already tomorrow there ...and it is summer in Australia now also) -- (Fuel Shortage Link)
Got a 3:50pm phone message that Emily and Tyler "are fine" from Tyler's Dad in Australia. Cyclone Yasi has knocked out cell phone service but they were able to get word to him via a neighbor's land line. He said the cyclone was down to a category 2 now and they expected to be able to get out and check out damage in a few hours. -- Ted Wright -- Wed. 5:40pm 2/2/2011 -- [Update]
Collinsville Quarterback Club Thursday meeting is cancelled. -- J. Rush 2/2/2011.
No School Thursday Feb 3rd ...
The JH BB games with Bishop Kelley on Thurs have been canceled. -- Jim Riley 2/2/2011
Collinsville Library will be closed on Thursday and Friday, Feb 3 and 4. All your items will be backdated to Monday Jan 31 so you will not have overdue materials. -- Susan Babbitt 2/2/2011
Minnie P. Ivey (December 6, 1930 - January 31, 2011) Services Pending. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home [Visitation: Mon. Feb.7 from Noon - 8pm at Collinsville Dolton.Funeral Service: 10am Tues, February 8, 2011 at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel.]
Edward "Buck" Roller (Died February 1, 2011) Services Pending. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Changing World: WIth Record Snowfall Tulsa World is not printing this week for first time since 1905? ... relying on internet instead. -- 2/2/2011 Tulsa World Australian Cyclone Yasi. -- Ted 11:30am Wed. 2/2/2011
No surprise ... but school has been called off for Wednesday also -- Ted 4:15pm Tuesday 2/1/2011 ... snow has stopped falling but not blowing and it's about 10 degrees without the wind chill -- Stay Home! -- (Tulsa's official snow now at 14 inches ... can't even guess ours with all the drifting) Collinsville Covered By About A Foot? Of Snow
Feb. 1, 2011

Many Snowfall Records Set In Tulsa Area
11am Tuesday VVEC report from Kimberly Loffer -- 2/1/2011 Diane Sue Calhoun (July 1, 1944 - January 31, 2011) Funeral services at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel. [Visitation has changed. It now will be 1:30 P.M. - 6:00 P.M. Sunday, February 6, 2011 at Dolton Funeral Home. Funeral services has changed due to weather. 2:00 p.m. Monday, February 7, 2011 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel. Services are under the direction of Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. ]
From Tuesday Feb. 1, 2011 Tulsa World: Tulsa -- Kathy Jo Starks, 58, machinist, died Thursday. Services pending. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. [Visitation will be 10:00 a.m. to 8:00 p.m. Thursday, February 3, 2011 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.Services will be 2:00 p.m. Friday, February 4, 2011 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel]
Due to the weather, the Collinsville Round Up Club meeting has been rescheduled for Feb 10th at The Lanes at Coffee Creek Bowling Alley @7:00 pm. -- Hope everyone stays safe this week! (Steve Driggers -- 2/1/2011) The February Chamber of Commerce lunch meeting has been rescheduled and will be held on Thursday, Feb. 10, at noon, at the library. -- Wanda Nyburg 2/1/2011
BB games and Wr match for tonight have been canceled. -- Jim Riley 2/1/2011
66,881 January 2011 visits to (2157 average daily visits)
Collinsville schools will be closed Tuesday, Feb, 1, 2011 due to inclement weather -- Ted 9:30pm Monday
There are two emergency shelters that are set up in case of power outages.
* First Baptist Church 13th & Main 371-2526
* Faith Fellowship located 1 mile south of Main on 12th Street 371-2996
Also if there are any major power outages for any non emergency issues please call city hall at 833-2349.

LaPasha Fifer (City of Collinsville) -- Monday Jan. 31, 2011 5pm
Ted Note: See that Tulsa & Owasso schools have already been called off for Tuesday with blizzard warnings starting tonight and possibly a foot of snow..
Got a call from my daughter Emily in Australia today saying she was trying to get ready for a category 4 cyclone (Yasi) that is expected to hit there Wednesday (our Tuesday). She has been through Florida hurricanes and Australia cyclones before but this is the biggest / closest one she has had to worry about. -- Ted Wright 4pm Monday 1//31/2011 --- as we prep for our snow/ice event here the same day. (radar)
Emily called back ~2:30pm Tuesday and said Cyclone Yasi was now a category 5 and she and Tyler would soon leave for a friend's (brick) house that would hopefully be outside the storm surge area of Townsville with just a few hour before it was expected to hit. She said it was likely power would be out for several days but she would report when she could after the storm passes. -- Ted 5pm 2/1/2011
Kathern Louise Casey (August 30, 1924 - January 29, 2011) Service: 10am Tues., February 1, 2011 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel. City court will be cancelled Tuesday, February 1st and rescheduled for Tuesday, February 8th, 2011. -- Angela McGinnis (City Clerk, City of Collinsville) (918) 371-1010 Ext. 2013 (Jan. 31, 2011 11:30am) Chamber of Commerce Meeting Thursday (Insure Okla.) + CHS Basketball coronation Friday  
Don Edward Eaton (1922-2011). Two Collinsville daughters: Seabolt & Cottingim. --per 1/30/2011 Tulsa World Obit. -- (Related Coverage) Theissen 60th Wedding Anniversary -- per 1/30/2011 Tulsa World Shelly Coulter & Adam Daigle Set March Wedding -- per 1/30/2011 Tulsa World Reduced rate for WWAH adoptions of older animals starts Feb 1st. -- 1/30/2011
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