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Sept. 2011 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... email Ted Wright: ... Frequently Asked Questions
Misc. News: Quilters On The Road / JrHi Football Sweep At Coweta
September 30, 2011
COE Book Club To Discuss Betty White's Book
City Agenda For Monday Oct 3rd
September 30, 2011
Smoke Free Park / Zoning & Annexation Changes
Collinsville 7th grade Volleyball Metro Lakes Conference Champs today! Conference tourn at Claremore. -- Thanks, Susie Vaughn
... photo later -- Ted 4:10pm
Junior High Football teams sweep all 3 games at Coweta. 7th grade won 22-8. 8th grade won 22-12, and the 9th grade won 34-8. Its Good to be a Cardinal. -- Jim Riley (9/29/2011)
There will be no JV Ftbl game on Monday Oct. 3rd. -- Jim Riley 9/30/2011
Volleyball Regional at Catoosa 6pm Tuesday .. will learn Softball Regional pairings Monday ... for Thurs/Fri
The funeral for Callie Currier (November 30, 1992 - September 28, 2011) is 2:00 on Tuesday (Oct. 4, 2011) at Mowery Chapel in Owasso (9110 North Garnett). Visitation at Mowery Mon. October 03, 2011 1-8pm.

In lieu of flowers, family requests memorials for the benefit of Abigail Abel, c/o ONB
Volleyball & Softball Regionals next week ... no CHS Football this week Varsity volleyball lost to Claremore tonight in 3 games: 14-25, 20-25, and 20-25. --Toni Slagle (9/29/2011)
Misc. News: Methodist Church Announces Halloween Activities / Paul Family Reunion
September 29, 2011
Indian Education Election / More On Pink Out
CHS Band At Owasso Marching Contest
September 29, 2011
CCC 3rd in Class A

Callie Currier Fatality In Car/Tree Accident ~7:53pm Wednesday -- Per OHP

-- Ted 8:45am Thurs Post

(Note there were two different Collinsville accidents Wednesday involving cars & trees & 18 year olds about 3 hours apart. I have no photos for this 2nd accident)

From LT George W. Brown #172 (Oklahoma Highway Patrol Public Affairs):







Ted, I want to remind all my classmates from CHS class of 1966, that we're having our reunion Fri nite at 6:30 pm at the High School commons and also Sat. nite same time same place. Food will provided for both. There is no homecoming game this weekend, so there's no game to go to. COME TO THE HIGH SCHOOL FOR EACH EVE. -- Thanks, Tharyn Nachtigall (9/28/2011)
CHS Softball Win Over Skiatook
September 27, 2011
Senior Night & Reunion of 2005 State Champions
Tree Split Vehicle
September 28, 2011
CHS Student Injured (Blake Manley)
Ted, The J.H. Cross Country Teams will be attending the Owasso Open on Thursday, Sept. 29 instead of the Tahlequah meet on Sat., Oct. 1st. -- Thanks, Coach Dutton (9/28/2011)
Misc. News: Homecoming Royalty Preview / Mystery Photos / 7th Grade Volleyball Champs
September 28, 2011
Audience Building Workshop In November / QB Club Pink Night Shirts
Varsity volleyball lost tonight at Victory Christian (ranked 5th in 5A) in three games: 8-25, 17-25, and 14-25. --Toni Slagle (9/27/2011) If you already have too much business ... don't advertise here.
Home Run Club Thank You For Golf Tournament Support
September 26, 2011
Sept. 17th Fundraiser For CHS Baseball
Tulsa State Fair
Sept. 29 - Oct. 9
Varsity volleyball beat Oologah tonight 25-13, 25-17, 25-16.
-Toni Slagle (9/26/2011)
Rick Brinkley was on the national CBS Evening News ~5:30pm for the BBB in a story on Indian Tribe owned payday loan companies (one example charging 476% interest). The Miami Tribe and 500Fastcash online payday loans were being investigated federally as they are outside the state laws with tribal status. -- Ted 6:15pm Monday 9/26/2011  
Paws For Art
Sat. Oct. 1st
Collinsville Family Pharmacy will be closed Saturday Oct. 1st as the staff will be building a home for a couple (in Owasso to be shipped to Mexico). Tharyn indicated they might be open briefly in the afternoon to handle emergencies. -- Ted 5pm Monday 9/26/2011
Founder's Day Fun Downtown
September 24, 2011
Chamber of Commerce Event
Misc. News: Jake Graham Basic Training / Chance Riley Football
September 26, 2011
JrHi Football Tahlequah / 50th Airman Acres Flyin
CHS Football Cards Even Record At 2-2
September 23, 2011
With 13-12 Win Over Nathan Hale
The junior high softball girls had a great day at the Broken Arrow Tournament today winning all 3 games. They beat Union, Owasso, and Bixby. -- Thanks, Coach Sparks (9/24/2011) The CHS Softball girls beat Durant 3-2 Friday with Marysa Trost & Alissa Wilson homers and Rachel Griffin's winning RBI in the 8th. -- Per Jim Riley 9/23

Funeral Services For Spc. Christopher Horton
September 23, 2011
Burial Will Be At Arlington National Cemetery For Collinsville Soldier Killed Sept 9th
Additional stoplight info from city -- 9/23/2011
Founders Day Saturday Sept. 24
JV Football for Monday Sept 26 vs Hale has been canceled.-- Jim Riley 9/22/2011 Varsity volleyball lost to Skiatook (ranked 8th in 5A) in five games: 11-25, 25-21, 24-26, 26-24, 10-15. -Toni Slagle (9/22/2011) Taste of Collinsville
September 22, 2011
Collinsville Downtown Inc. Event
"Determination" Character Kids
September 22, 2011
Wilson Elementary August 2011
"Teamwork" Character Kids
September 22, 2011
Wilson Elementary September 2011
Check out the weekly video "The Situation" produced by Collinsville High School Students. Very entertaining & brought to you by the Student Council. -- Ted 9/22/2011 I had to miss volleyball & JrHi football but have a few photos from Taste of Collinsville and had several visitors to the museum this evening. -- Ted 8:45pm Thursday 9/22/2011
Misc. News: Stoplight Changes / Homecoming Parade Candy Change
September 22, 2011
Poetry / Pollutants / S-Curve Drains
CHS Volleyball and JrHi Football here (Thursday Sept. 22) Founder's Day Saturday ... & Band To Owasso Contest ... & Flyin
Results from Sept. 20th Park Board
September 20, 2011
Shade Structures Approved / Grant Denied For Shelters, Parking & Landscaping
Taste of Collinsville Sept. 22 ... sample fine dining in Downtown Collinsville The JH softball game vs Skiatook today has been canceled. -- Jim Riley 9/22/2011
Drug Charges Dropped For Former Teacher (Steven Sparks) - Judge rules search was illegal -- per 9/20/2011 Tulsa World Harold Dean Hall (September 24, 1936 - September 20, 2011) -- The brother of John Hall has lived in Sapulpa for the last 20 years having moved from Collinsville. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Note: The CHS football game -vs- Tulsa Nathan Hale Friday (Sept 23rd) will be played at Eastside Sports Complex which is at East Central HS. (East on 11th off 169). -- Ted 9/21
JrHi Softball Extra Innings Against Coweta
September 19, 2011
Collinsville Lost in 8th Tuesday
Yard Sale Sept. 22-24th (13550 N 97 E Ave., Collinsville) Thursday-Friday 8-4 & Saturday 8-3 CHS Varsity volleyball lost to Catoosa in 3 games tonight: 20-25, 22-25, and 14-25. --Toni Slagle 9/20/2011
Funeral service for Spc. Christopher D. Horton, 26, Collinsville, is set for 1 p.m. Friday, Sept. 23 at the First United Methodist Church, 1115 S. Boulder Ave. in Tulsa, according to Oklahoma Army National Guard's Cheryl Thomas. Horton was killed Friday, Sept. 9 in Paktia Province, Afghanistan when his unit was attacked with small arms fire. Burial for Spc. Horton will be in Arlington National Cemetery at a future date, officials stated. -- Thank you to Bill Johnston (News Editor, Collinsville News) for passing on this info -- Ted 9/20/2011 Tuesday 3:30pm
9/20/2011 KJRH (Channel 2) Coverage of Horton's return to Oklahoma
9/20/2011 Tulsa World Coverage of Horton's return to Oklahoma
Misc. News: HHH
"Beauties" Competed / Mackenzie Sunday Memorial Golf Oct. 3rd

September 20, 2011
Phone Book Recycling / JrHi Football Report / Blue Star Collection
Channel 6 TV news reported that the body of Spc. Christopher D. Horton, was being returned to the US today (Sept. 20). I have no further info yet on funeral plans. -- Ted 1:50pm 9/20/2011 See Sept Calendar for many activities this week ...
Bonnie Lou Gray (July 24, 1947 - September 17, 2011) Visitation: 9am-8pm, Tuesday, Sept. 20. Funeral Service 2pm, Wed., September 21, 2011 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel. Check back later for some JrHi Softball photos ... from extra inning loss to Coweta here Monday (heard the varsity won their game at Coweta) -- Ted 9/20 2nd Grade Football -vs- Claremore
September 17, 2011
Collinsville Won 12-0 Here Saturday
& Team Photo
Thursday: Taste of Collinsville
Saturday: Founders Day & Airman Acres Flyin
Tuesday 4:30: Park Board Agenda ... check back for results
Your Property Could Have Been Remapped Into Flood Zone ... & It Will Cost You
September 18, 2011
Margaret Snow: Letter To The Editor
1st Grade Football -vs- Skiatook
September 17, 2011
Played 0-0 Tie Here Saturday
& Team Photo
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I've had other "chores" Sunday but will start on the 2 kids football games and HHH fundraiser photo pages soon. -- Ted 7:15pm Sunday 9/18/2011 (Finished 1st grade FB at 11:15 Sun & 2nd grade 1am Tues)  
  Youth Football: Collinsville 1st Grade -vs- Skiatook scoreless tie and Collinsville 2nd graders beat Claremore 12-0 Saturday morning ...before the rain. Might be days before I get these photos online. -- 11:30am Sat 9/17/2011 Chandra Sunday Jones -- Died Sept. 9, 2011 -- CHS 2000 Graduate and softball player HHH WoMANless Beauty Pageant Saturday -- Sept 17th ... a few photos later
Collinsville Hosted Cross Country Meet
September 15, 2011
High School & JrHi Teams
CHS Football Cards At Oologah
September 16, 2011
Lose in Overtime 14-17 After Late Rally

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  City Commission Agenda for Monday Sept. 19th -- 9/16/2011 Our dog came up missing the evening of 09/11/11. She is a Min Pin with black and brown our her face and feet. She weighs 8lbs and is 12 inches tall. Last seen in our yard wearing her shock collar, which is red (faded) with a black box attached to it. I am offering a reward for anyone who finds her. -- Kathie and Chris Penfield 918-636-9664

9th+JV+Varsity Volleyball
September 13, 2011
Wins At Glenpool
Taste of Collinsville Thursday Sept. 22
7th Grade Volleyball
September 13, 2011
Wins At Glenpool
8th Grade Volleyball
September 13, 2011
Wins At Glenpool
Received word that a 2" natural gas line was compromised at the corner of 17th & Main by road construction crew. ONG and Collinsville FD have responded and line is being repaired. Traffic was temporarily rerouted. The line break occurred on the north side of 20. Traffic will be open on Hwy 20 however turning north onto 17th from Hwy 20 (Piggly Wiggly) will be prohibited until sometime tomorrow due to ONG ditch inspection protocol. -- Thanks, Phil Stowell (City of Collinsville) Wednesday 9/14/2011 -- 4:40pm
Editorial: Thank you to Bill Johnston for his efforts in this week's issue of the "Collinsville News" to help stir up interest in all of Collinsville's museums. My hope on this topic is that many citizens (young & old) will become part of an active Collinsville Historical Society. The items in the depot museum were donated by families with the understanding that they would be on display for all to see but the depot has been effectively closed since 2004. Citizen participation in the historical society has waned down to only 2 people (that I am aware of) and those two are extremely involved in other efforts on behalf of the community. If you would like to be involved in the Collinsville Historical Society, let me know and I will try to get a re-organization effort kicked off (or pass your info on to someone who can). And to further clarify, the "Newspaper Museum In Collinsville" (which is the only museum currently open) is owned by my family. There are some donated items there which I make available for public viewing. The "Woodruff Spacious Skys" & "Choo Choo Chew" are owned by Diane Newhouse and have not been opened for several years. The historical society only has influence at the depot (along with the city) but I would welcome some type of partnership with my museum. -- Ted Wright 9/14/2011 -- Frequently Asked Questions (#5 & #11) -- Aditional Newspaper Museum Info

Miscellaneous Sports
September 14, 2011
Including JrHi Softball Update & Norman XC Results & more
September Events
I made my first ever bus road trip with the volleyball teams today (to Glennpool) and will have photos online in the next few days. I couldn't always see the score flip pads but believe Collinsville won all (or most) of the matches 7th-8th-9th-JV-Var. I have been to a few out-of-town Regionals before, but the primary objective today was to finally get action photos for the 7th and 8th graders who have not yet had a home game. Coach Smalyago says the teams will be able to begin practice in the CHS gym again this Thursday (Sept. 15th). The new finish on the floor (damaged August 10th) was completed Saturday and needed a few days to cure. -- Ted 11:15pm Tuesday Sept. 13th -- The CHS Varsity (20 wins and 10 losses before today) were ranked 9th in 5A yesterday at
Police Dispatcher - The City of Collinsville is seeking a full time emergency dispatcher. The candidate must be willing and able to work various shifts, some weekends and holidays. Computer skills are necessary. Must possess a valid Oklahoma driver license. High school or GED equivalent required. Salary Range: DOQ. Full benefit package is available. Drug testing required. Applications can be made at City Hall, 106 N. 12th, Collinsville, OK or e-mail resume to: Collinsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. -- (9/13/2011)
Collinsville Hosts Cross Country Meet Thursday Sept. 15 (behind ECC / Herald Elementary)
5:00pm-Varsity Girls & 5:30pm-Varsity Boys
6:00pm-Jr. High Girls & 6:30pm-Jr. High Boys

CHS Football at Oologah Friday Sept. 16th The JV football vs Oologah next Monday has been canceled. -- Jim Riley 9/13/2011
The JV Football game against Catoosa on Monday has been canceled. -- Jim Riley -- Sunday 9/11/2011 Misc. News: Dr Bowler Celebrates 5 Years Here / HHH WoMANLess Beauties Sept 17th
September 12, 2011
HRC News / Building Homes For Mexico
9/12/2011 City Commission Results .. several items tabled with 2 commissioners absent
Spc. Christopher D. Horton, 26, of Collinsville, was killed Friday Sept. 9, 2011, in Afghanistan, along with two other members of Oklahoma's 45th Infantry Brigade of the Oklahoma National Guard.

(According to the Sunday 9/11/2011 Tulsa World).


(Additional info on Freedom Remembered) This was Horton's first deployment after enlisting in 2008 in the Oklahoma Guard. He was killed by small arms fire in Paktia, Afghanistan Sept. 9th.

Fox 23 TV Interview with Horton's wife Jane -- 9/12/2011

KOTV News On 6 TV Report -- 9/12/2011

I am unaware of any Collinsville events related to the 10th anniversary of Sept. 11, 2001, terrorist attacks. -- Ted
C'vill Cross country participated in the OK Runner Classic in Norman on Friday, 9/9. I've attached the results of the girls, but forgot to download the boys results. But, this is the website for XC results:
If Coree's mom took pictures, I'll send them on to you. C'ville hosts their invitational meet this next week. -- Thanks, Ted for awesome coverage on our kids! -- Pat Nicholson (9/11/2011)
CHS Freshman Football -vs- Claremore
September 8, 2011
Cards Fall To Frosh Colts
7th Grade Football -vs- Claremore
September 8, 2011
Cards Beat Colts 20-6 Here Thursday
8th Grade Football -vs- Claremore
September 8, 2011
Cards Beat Colts 28-6 Here Thursday
Varsity volleyball lost to Victory Christian (ranked 6th in 5A) in four games in the semifinals of the Catoosa Tournament. Kyrston Wheeler got all-tournament. -Toni Slagle (9/10/2011) -- The varsity volleyball team started the Catoosa tournament yesterday 3-1 beating Verdigris, Clinton, and Catoosa and losing to Skiatook. -Toni Slagle (Sat. morning)
The Cardinal softball team went 6-0 and beat Dewey 8-6 in the finals of the Cardinal Softball Classic. -- Jim Riley (9/10/2011) The Softball Lady Cardinals won their own tournament today with wins over Owasso (12-0) and Dewey (8-6). Dewey made them work for it. The finals went ten innings. I'm attaching a picture of the team with their hardware. -- Kathy Trost (9/10/2011)
CHS Football Loss To Catoosa
September 9, 2011
Cards Drop To 1-1 On Season
CIty Meet Monday Sept. 12th
September 9, 2011
Annexation of Unspecified Property?
Visit Scoops & Grinds tonight (Friday) from 3:30-7 for Wilson Elementary PTO Spirit Night. Drop your receipt in the Wilson Jar, and Scoops & Grinds will donate 10% of those sales to the Wilson PTO. The PTO is raising funds for new playground equipment. -- N. Landrum (Friday 9/9/2011)
Check back later (maybe days) for coverage of JrHi Football -vs- Claremore here Thursday. Card 7th won 20-6. Card 8th won 28-6. Card Frosh lost 0-23. -- Ted 10:15pm Thursday 9/8/2011 (& 2am Friday) -- Friday update: I have (mostly empty) template pages built now for 7th, 8th, 9th and two pages for varsity football tonight. You might start to see pages show up Sat.afternoon and Sunday as I will be in the Red Cross training class Sat. morning. -- Ted 4:20pm Fri
Community Youth Enjoyed Fun Activities At Eastside Baptist
September 7, 2011
Cake Fight Was Highlight
CHS Sports
September 6 & 8, 2011
Tuesday Volleyball (Berryhill)
Thursday Softball (Edison)
Photos of Sept. 7th road work during 1-day S-Curve detour added at bottom of detour notice page -- Ted 9/7/2011
Catoosa here Friday for CHS Football
Benefit Auction Saturday Sept. 17th (for Virginia Ollar / cancer victim) 10am at Collinsville Freewill Baptist Church Brinkley Auto Sales
CHS Softball Classic: Games are scheduled at 1:00, 3:00, and 5:00 on Thurs. Cards play Edison at 1:00 and Barnsdall at 5:00. Tournament play on Sat with games at 9:00, 11:00, 1:00, and 3:00. Record on Thurs. will determine Sat. bracket. -- Jim Riley 9/7/2011 Red Cross Disaster Training Saturday (8-noon) at Baptist Church Results from 9/7/2011 School Board Meet and link to online school board policies
Misc. News: 70th Wedding Anniv. / Another Property Cleanup
September 6, 2011
Cooler Weather Finally / Zumba Classes / JrHi Football
JV Football Loss To Mannford
September 6, 2011
Hosted Here Tuesday
Terry Gene Schmidt (September 5, 1952 - September 3, 2011) A memorial service will be 2:00 p.m., Thursday, September 8, 2011 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel. The scheduled volleyball match with Berryhill tomorrow (Tuesday Sept. 6th) has been moved to the MS gym; 9th, Jv and Var 4:00 start. -- Thanks, Art Smalygo (9/5/2011) ... I took just a few photos and CHS won the matches I saw -- Ted Alumni CHS Baseball set for noon Oct. 15th  
School Board Meet Is Wednesday 6pm
September 4, 2011
After Monday Holiday
Outdoor CHS Pep Rally
September 2, 2011
Friday Afternoon Before Mannford Football
CHS Cross Country At Coweta
September 1, 2011
Also East Central Results Link
& JrHi XC Photos Added
CHS Football Cards Start With Victory At Mannford
September 2, 2011
21-13 Win Friday Night
Carol Ellen Vaughan (November 8, 1946 - August 30, 2011) Funeral service 1pm Fri. Sept. 2, 2011 at First Baptist Church, Ramona
A different view of Japanese earthquake and tsunami from inside a car. -- 9/2/2011 (video by Yu Muroga 11 March 2011) Tickets, Stars & T-Shirts Available
September 2, 2011
Annual Taste of Collinsville Sept 22nd
1-Day S-Curve Closure Wednesday Sept. 7th
September 3, 2011
South Bound 19th Closed & Main 17-19th Closed
Don't forget: S-Curve & parts of Main Street closed Wednesday (Sept. 7th)  
Disaster Planning For Your Business
September 1, 2011
Response Plans To Continue and Recover
Presented at Chamber of Commerce Meet
CHS Football Cardinals at Mannford Friday 7:30pm (Sept. 2) Sept. 7th School Board & Sept 12th City Meets due to Labor Day Monday Sept. 5th
Misc. News: HHH WoMANless Beauty Pageant / Downtown Building Envy? / Jacob Smith College Report
August 31, 2011
False Bank Alarm / Book Signing at Chic'&Tiques
September Events Calendar Labor Day Monday City Trash will be picked up Tuesday
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