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Tentative June 2011 Event Calendar Chamber of Commerce Meet Thursday Noon at City Hall with Rep. Earl Sears as speaker. -- (June 2011 Chamber Newsletter) -- Ted 5/31 Collinsville Elementary Cheerleading FINAL Uniform and Registration day. We are having our final uniform fitting and walk in sign up on Thursday June 9th 5:30pm-8:00 pm at the Middle School Gym. If you have a child going into 1st - 6th grades who are interested in cheering and still want to sign up come on out to our final fitting. If you have any questions please email or call Stacy VonSchriltz @ 918-636-8670.  
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The Rock Gym 918-371-6555
School Enrollment Center -- New Hours: We will be closed June 1st-July 15th. We will open July 18th with extended hours. From July 18th-21st will be open 8:00 a.m. -6:30 p.m. Regular business hours starting July 25th will be 8a.m.-4p.m. Monday-Friday. -- Thank-You, Jennifer Jordan (Enrollment Center, Collinsville Public Schools) Ted: Looks like I will be in C’ville this week…. Mother passed away Saturday and services are at the Collinsville Methodist church tomorrow (Wed.) at 2:00. More complete info / obit on Ninde website: Helen Hollon-Arnall. I will try to give you a call sometime while in the area. -- Walt Lentz (5/31/2011)
I have completed all of the requested individual student photo CDs and will try to be in the office most of the week starting Tuesday (today) so they can be picked up (Afternoons are best ... but I can be there early by appointment). Will try to get out emails today also for those that I have contact info for. -- Ted Wright 1am Tuesday 5/31/2011
Mable G. Driskell (February 22, 1916 - May 30, 2011). Services are pending. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. [Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel]
St. Therese Women's Club is hosting a Park-a-Thon sale June 11 at. St. Therese. Vendors are still is $75 inside or $50 outside. Call Lynne Kincaid for more information at 918 809-2105. We are raising funds for our parish. Shoppers are welcome to attend this free event!
-- Kim Thornhill (5/30/2011)
Misc. News: QB Club Spirit Day June 2nd
May 28, 2011

Viewer Comment On Police & Cemetery
Ralph Edward Fisher (April 6, 1929 - May 29, 2011) He had worked for 22 years as a Funeral Assistant at the Collinsville Funeral Home. He also worked as a Collinsville EMT for 12 years. He served his country in the Army. Funeral services will be Thursday, 10:00 a.m. at the Baptist Tabernacle Church. Interment will follow at the Wann Cemetery. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
"Must Be Trendy" Grand Opening Set
May 26, 2011

Clothing Specials For June 4th Event
Barbara Joyce Vaughn (November 19, 1931 - May 26, 2011). A Memorial service will be 10:00 a.m., Saturday May 28, 2011 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel. She is survived by her husband Earl Wayne Vaughn and four Children: William Vaughn of Collinsville, Randy Vaughn of Bixby, Joy Dysert and her husband Earl of Phoenix, AZ and Mike Vaughn and his wife Tonya of Collinsville.
Hi Ted - not sure if you saw this but wanted to pass along since it was Collinsville related and I know you don't use TulsaWorld site any longer. Article and report on news on 6 about a single car wreck around 113th and 166th street last evening. Single passenger was identified as Michael Scott - not sure if he is from Collinsville. -- Danielle Robbins (5/25/2011) --
The Tulsa World reports former Collinsville Coach Kelly Anderson has been promoted to Head Football Coach at Kellyville HS. -- Ted 5/25/2011 Services are being held Friday at 10 am at St Henry’s in Owasso for Lawrence Hakel. His children all graduated from Collinsville HS. They are Mike (deceased), Rick, Diana, Sharon and Tina. Mowery is handling the arrangements. -- Brenda Emery (5/25/2011) -- Obituary
Collinsville managed to dodge tornados again after some major hits in Central Oklahoma and the line of storms continued to this side of state Tuesday evening. -- Ted 11:155pm Tuesday May 24, 2011 -- General emergency info on city site Misc. News: Youth Softball Camp & Varsity Schedule
May 25, 2011

VFW Ladies Auxilary Meet / Tulsa Tech Owasso Construction
Mr. Wright, My daughters’ girl scout troop is participating in welcoming the WWII veterans home after their Honor Flight on Wednesday, June 8th at 10pm at the Tulsa Airport in the baggage claim area. If anyone wants to join in and welcome the veterans home, make banners, carry flags or something, I’m sure they would love to have them. The Tulsa Homeschool band will be there. The same goes for sending them off on the night before, June 7th at the Mary Glass performing Arts center at Owasso High at 630pm. -- Thanks for getting the word out! -- Rachel Wight Stephens (5/24/2011)
The Collinsville Library (downstairs meeting room) is the city's emergency severe weather shelter. I've requested info on after hours access. -- Ted -- 12:45pm Tuesday May 24, 2011 -- with more potential severe weather anticipated later today Memorial Day Monday (May 30)
City Approves Exterior Beer Sales & Consumption In Hogs Event Area
May 23, 2011

Clarified Who Could Sell & Where June 11th
Hazel Gast Obituary
May 24, 2011
Funeral Service May 25th
Misc. News: Blood Drive Tuesday At Masonic Lodge / Sunday Clouds
May 23, 2011

First Baptist (NYC) VBS / 7U Baseball Champs
I'm making slow progress on requested photo CDs ... have 2010 sports and 2011 all files remaining to search. -- Ted 1pm Monday 5/23/2011 City Commission approved beer sales at June 11th Hogs & Hot Rods special event by 4 local (previous licensed) merchants. More later - Ted 10pm 5/23/2011
Hi Ted… could you please post on ASAP. Truck is leaving Wednesday morning!!
Donations for Tornado Victims in Joplin -- Oologah Assembly of God will be taking a load of clothing, shoes, and toiletries to the tornado victims in Joplin, MO. American Bank of Oklahoma in Collinsville is going to be a drop off site for anyone that would like to donate items. The church will be taking everything to Joplin on Wednesday May 25, so please bring donations by Tuesday May 24 by 5 pm. All donations of any size will be appreciated. -- Thank you, Jennifer Jackson-Godding (American Bank of Oklahoma, 200 E Main St, Collinsville, OK 74021) 918-371-7300

Misc. News: WWAH Party In The Park
May 22, 2011

Castle Rock Financial Advisors / More State Tennis
Red Cross Blood Drive Tuesday May 24 at Masonic Lodge 2-6pm
Dirk Patrick Fulton (April 29, 1971 - May 16, 2011) Died in New York where he was serving in the U.S. Coast Guard. He graduated from Collinsville High School where he played football and was also recognized as an All State Wrestler.

Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home

Visitation will be Friday, May 20, 2011, 3:00 p.m. to 8:00 p.m. at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.

A graveside service will be held at 10:00 a.m., Saturday, May 21, 2011 at the Hillside Mission Cemetery, 3 miles west of Highway 75 on East 186th St. North (4100 Rd).

Misc. News: Janice Pollard's Last ECC Graduation
May 20, 2011

Final Wilson Character Kids
Special city commission meeting called for Monday May 23, 2011 6:30pm with only one topic: "Discussion, consideration and possible action on the permitting, sale and consumption of beer at the annual Hogs N Hot Rods Event". -- posted here 5/19 11am -- [4:30pm re-post of agenda changes time to 7:30pm and adds this item: "Discussion, consideration and possible action on permit for Hogs N Hot Rods Special Event."] Last Day of School (for students) was May 19th. The teachers finished Friday May 20th. If you would like a copy of the DVD slideshow shown on the TU scoreboard before CHS gradation Tuesday ... mail $10 to pick up one or $15 to have one mailed. -- Ted Wright, 1110 W. Main, Collinsville,OK 74021 (or drop in mail slot at same address) -- 5/19/011
CHS Graduation
May 17, 2011

2011 CHS Seniors Completed CHS Education
Coree Lenhart ran her personal best 11:56 and placed 7th in the 2 mile at the Meet of Champions last night in Moore. The meet included all classes (2-6) from all of Oklahoma. -- Pat Nicholson (5/18/2011). -- I also received info/photo from Kacee Price and have added to the State Track page -- Ted 5/18/2011
2011 CHS Graduation Ceremonies
Results of 5/16/2011 City Meet: Splash pad to open this weekend. VFW Ladies Auxilary National President here next week. S-Curve pre-construction meet next week should provide more plan details. -- Ted -- May 16th 11pm I will start on requested photo CDs after graduation page is completed .. hopefully 5/18.
May 15, 2011

Ministerial Alliance Service Sunday
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Party in the Park May 21st
Steve A. Smith (October 20, 1953 - May 14, 2011) Funeral: Wed., May 18, 2011 2pm at Collinsville Baptist Tabernacle Church. (
5A State Track Meet Results
May 13-14, 2011

Submitted CHS Photos & Results
Lenhart To Meet of Champions Also
Misc. News: Summer Reading & Softball Camp Signup
May 16, 2011

Kids Party In Park / "Click It Or Ticket"
CHS Baccalaureate

Misc. News: CHS STUCO Sendoff For Special Olympics
May 14, 2011

Those 70's CEF Donation / Fun Walk For HHH
Alumni-vs-Varsity Soccer
May 14, 2011

CHS Alumni Fun Matches
Annie Jean Poole (May 26, 1924 - May 12, 2011) Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. A memorial service is pending.
Sample of CHS Seniors Awards
May 11, 2011

Honor Students Listed
CHS Graduation is Tuesday (7pm at TU) May 17th
Band Spring Concert
May 10, 2011

6th-12th Grade Bands Performed
& Awards Presented
Agenda For May 16th City Meet
May 13, 2011

Mostly Consent Agenda
If anyone has any information regarding the hit and run incident (below), they can call Troop B OHP HQ's at 918-627-3881. According to a report from OHP Trooper George Brown (based on investigating Trooper Shiloh Hall's information) not only did the unidentified northbound vehicle leave the scene, but also a second pedestrian left the scene of the incident. 18 year old Guadalupe Cruz Vargas was admitted to Tulsa St. Francis Hospital in critical condition with head, external trunk, internal trunk, arm and leg injuries. The identity of the vehicle driver and cause of the collision is unknown at this time. The incident occured about a quarter mile north of 156th St. North on 113th E. Ave. before 11:15pm Thursday May 12, 2011. -- Ted Wright -- 12:20pm 5/13/2011
Collinsville EMS and Collinsville Rural Fire responded to a call reporting a male pedestrian hit & run victim about 11:15pm Thursday night. The incident occured outside the city limits north on 19th St. near Horse Pen Creek (159th Place N.). The victim's injuries included a likely broken pelvis and Tulsa Life Flight was called to transport the patient from the heli-pad at the Rural Fire station. I have an ID for the victim but will withhold until later today. An initial report indicated a white truck had been involved but have no confirmation for that. It was after midnight when the patient was transferred from the waiting ambulance into the helicopter headed to Tulsa. -- Ted Wright -- 12:40am Friday May 13, 2011

[Cruz Vargas, graduating with the CHS Class of 2011, was identified as the injured pedestrian]
FYI: Tulsa Rogers is not playing varsity sports next year. We have them scheduled as our 5th football game on Sept 30. We are in the process of trying to find a replacement game. Rogers was also our homecoming game. We are going to make some changes in the next few weeks and I will let you know when we get it worked out. -- CHS Athletic Director Jim Riley 5/12/2011 Misc. News: Toni Slagle & Cassie Sallee College Degrees
May 12, 2011

CHS FCA Double Mock Wedding
School Calendar For 2011-2012
May 9, 2011

Approved 5-9-2011
School Losing Years Of Experience But Will Reduce Spending To Match Funding
May 9, 2011

Some "Retiring" But Returning / Ron Lewis To Ark.
Wilson Elementary Track
May 9, 2011

End Of Year Fun
Misc. News: Middle School Chorus Best At Frontier City
May 11, 2011

All-Play Softball League / 3 Markets / Spring Football
Misc. Sports: All State Trainer / All-Star Football / All-Conference Baseball / Regional Golf / State Tennis
May 10, 2011

State Track Qualifiers / Former CHS Grads Success

May 11, 2011 marks 112 years for "Collinsville News" (my competitor), 12 years for "Newspaper Museum In Collinsville" and 8+ years for
Misc. News: Jordan Perkins In OSU Commencement
May 9, 2011

Jalapeno Grill 5 Years / Castle Rock 1st Year
CHS Soccer Awards / Coronation
May 7, 2011

Fuller All-State / Steltzlen & Perez All-Dist
Sorry ... I had the wrong month's school board agenda posted this weekend ... corrected version for May 9, 2011 is now in place ... Louis Keith & Ron Lewis in long list of resignations -- Ted -- (Check back for results 3:20am Tues) As of 3am Monday all of the archived files have been re-hosted ... so the 2011 Grad pages should now show the older photos that were unavailable the past few days. -- Ted -- May 9, 2011 -- Let me know if you see any errors on any grad page ... and as always thank the advertisers and buy somthing from them ...
Check back over next few days for CHS Soccer Awards, and other submitted news ...etc -- Ted midnight Sunday May 8th Oklahoma Department of Commerce
May 3, 2011

Spoke At Local Chamber Meet
80% Of New Jobs From Existing Businesses
CHS Graduation is May 17th at TU
Misc. News: Fun Walk May 14th For Hannah's Helping Hands
May 8, 2011

Home Rep. Club / Wilson "Effort" Kids
Nifty Fifties Awards Of Excellence
May 3, 2011

2011 CHS Senior Awards
Misc. News: Rush Completes AF Basic / Cowboy Market Starts May 14th
May 7, 2011

New CHS Sports Summer Camp / 2011 CHS Football Schedule
See May Calendar: Band Concert, Cherokee Bingo, Education Foundation Meet, Football Parents Meet, HHH Fun Walk, Alumni Soccer, ... etc.  
I'm still copying archived files to the new location of cvilleok ... I'm working on 2004 now, working back towards 2003. -- Ted midnight Sunday May 8, 2011 Collinsville Girls Tennis number 2 doubles team of Kalee Ball and Katelyn Turner are still alive in the State Tennis Tournament in OKC. They lost their 1st match to the 5th seed in the morning round but rebounded with a win in the 1st round of consolations. -- Jim Riley 5/6/2011 ~8pm
See May calendar for activities ... like Regional Track & Dividing Bread Scout event Maxine (Gaylord) McMannis (October 1, 1918 - May 3, 2011) --Funeral Service: 10:00 a.m., Monday, May 9, 2011 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel. School Board Agenda For Monday May 9th
May 9, 2011

Academic Team To Chicago
2011 CHS Grad Pages Are Online 5/5/2011
But only if your computer found the "new" re-hosted and not all older pages are loaded yet so it may be a few days before all photos fill in ... please be patient --Ted Wright 3am Thurs. 5/5/2011
Misc. News: Hogs 'N' Hot Rods T-Shirt Design
May 4, 2011

Jarrod Shearer To Wed / Flute Ensemble / Angel Food Change
CHS Baseball Cardinals lost 8-3 to Tulsa Memorial in the 1st game of the Class 5A Regional baseball tournament. -- Jim Riley 5/4/2011
The Cardinal Baseball team ended their season with a 8-3 loss to Bishop Kelley in the 2nd game of the Class 5A Regional tournament. -- Jim Riley 5/4/2011 (3:30pm)

Collinsville's own Ronnie Delk takes over Perry High School's wrestling program. 2000 graduate of Collinsville High School. Graduate of OSU. -- Submitted by Clyde Willard (5/4/2011)

Unlike this web site which is still free to viewers, the Tulsa World has decided to charge a subscription fee for online viewers (at least $15/month) so until further notice I will no longer be using that site as a source nor linking there where I have been driving traffic for years. Even if I paid the fee, the links would not be useful for non-subscribers. I understand their rational / business plan but will need to find alternatives, one of which is increased email help from my viewers on death notices and out-of-town sports scores, etc... -- Ted Wright -- -- April 8, 2011
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63,260 April 2011 visits to (2180 average daily visits) Month of Weblizer stats -- Ted Wright 5/5/2011 -- Collinsville's 2010 Census Population is 5,606 photos are for sale (Photo Policy) 4x6 prints $2, 8x10 prints $5, or CD by sport/individual ($25-$40)
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