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  112 high temperature had Tulsa as the nations' hotest yesterday (July 31) ... and more of the same expected for today. Collinsville is typically 2-3 degrees less ... but 109 was the highest I saw on the CHS temperature link with just random checks for the last day of July. I have a backlog of school info to get formatted for you: random photos from a flurry of practices: band, volleyball, cheer, football; CHS facility upgrades; season football ticket info, Cardinal Club info, Cardinal online TV advertising, and other submitted news. -- Ted Wright -- Wednesday August 1, 2012 -- 10am (& I was unfortunately unable to attend the alumni volleyball match as I was at the city/park board meet yesterday) -- I'm seeing 111 degrees here at 5pm (112 at 6pm) Wednesday Aug. 1
Check back later for results from 7/31 City Commission / Park Board combined meet. -- Ted 11:15pm 7/31/2012 Misc. News: William Reynolds Tennis Improvement
July 31, 2012
Drought Status Change / Youth Soccer Contact Info
Jeffrey Don Hendrix (November 21, 1966 - July 30, 2012) -- Jeff was a CHS 1984 grad. Service will be at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel Friday Aug 3,2012 at 10:00 am.
Alumni Volleyball today (July 31st -- 6:30pm) Collinsville 4th grade Cheerleaders will be having a Car Wash, Saturday August 4th from 11am-2pm at the Collinsville Fire Department. -- Kari Williams (7/31/2012)  
Elementary Cheer Camp
July 23-26, 2012
4 Evenings of Instruction By Varsity Cheer
3-Day Speed Camp Was First
July 24-26-27, 2012
Techniques To Increase Speed For Any Sport
All incoming 7th graders must have proof of Tdap immunization in order to pick up their schedule. They will not be allowed to pick up their schedule without proof of immunization. -- Thank you. Amy Nugent, RN. -- Collinsville Public Schools -- (7/30/2012) Just saw 108 degrees on the online school thermometer. I've been trying to just ignore the extreme heat rather than try to provide play-by-play info that is already obvious to anyone anywhere near Collinsville. I'm afraid the string of 110+ forecast highs may become the new "normal" instead of a rare occurance? -- Ted 3:20pm Monday 7/30/2012 Meet the Cards night is same as 1st day of school  
Note: Sorry for the delayed coverage for last week's speed camp and cheer camp. Other than the S-Curve/sidewalk editorial page, most of my weekend has been spent on the school web site (which still needs tons of work before school starts) and I'm now shifting to prep for a long awaited park board meet with the city commission Tuesday. -- Ted Wright -- Sunday 10:30pm July 29, 2012
Logan Shaw featured in August 2012 Tulsa People.com -- Ted 7/28/2012 S-Curve / Wider Main St. Project Nearing Completion
July 26, 2012
But Sidewalks Come Up Short (Editorial)
I have CDs waiting for * Brown * Salisbury * Gerber * Patton * Trost * Fry * Norris * North * Cooper * Sears * Rasmussen * Scott * Steltzlen * Noesen * Wilson * Danderson -- Ted -- Sat. July 28,2012
The speaker for the August 2nd Chamber of Commerce meeting is Mr. John Blue, Director for The Oklahoma Small Business Development Center. The meeting is being held at the West Main Event Center. -- Ted 7/27/2012 Agenda For Combined City Commission Park Board Meet
July 27, 2012
Tuesday July 31st 6pm Meet Covers City Park Topics
Glen Reser To Park Board (After Trent Rogers Resignation)
Misc. News: Summer Band Schedule / Paige DeLozier RSU Golf / Wrestler's Rings
July 26, 2012
Chester & DeLozier Softball In Nebraska / Tax Free
Elementary Football Camp Photos
July 16-17 & 19-20, 2012
Skills & Pad Camps
Nearing Completion! -- the lanes have now been striped and most cones removed on the new S-Curve / Main Street Widening project.

Overall, I think it will be a great improvement for Collinsville, but check back for a photo page "editorial" with some concerns over a lack of human engineering for some sidewalks and adjacent property owners, as well as being at least 7 months late. -- Ted Wright -- July 26, 2012
Just a few more days: If you are experiencing financial hardship and are eligible -- register for a new back pack filled with all the school supplies needed for the 2012-2013 school year. Registration will be held at Meadowcreek United Methodist Church, 14205 E. 146th Street N. in Collinsville. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED! Remaining Registrations will be taken at the church office on the following schedule:
Saturday, July 28th – 10am-Noon
Monday, July 30th – 10am-1pm
Tuesday, July 31st – 10am-1pm (Additional info) Or call Meadowcreek Church at 918-371-3250
7th and 8th Grade Girls volleyball first practice is Monday July 30th. It will be held in the high school gym 9:00 to 11:00. Must have physical, medical consent and concussion papers turned in to practice. Contact Art Smalygo 638-5055 for more information. -- Art Smalygo 7/25/2012 -- (Forms) Check back for summer band schedule ... and a bunch of other stuff I'm behind on. -- Ted
Collinsville Tri-County Fair Information -- 7/24/2012 I have finally completed all of the student photo CDs. Will try to contact directly by email for those that I have contact info. Will try to stay close to the museum during afternoons and evenings for pickup ... but if you give me a specific time I can be there if I don't have a meeting/event to attend.. -- Ted Wright -- Wednesday July 25th 2:30pm. (FAQ #11 hours) -- 2012 CD Orders
5th grade cheer car wash-Saturday 12-3 at city hall.
6th grade football car wash--Sunday 12-3 city hall.
-- Ginger 7/24/2012
Tryouts for Owasso XPLOSION 12u --playing fall softball in Owasso --spring ball at Savage. Please contact 918-271-2983 for more details -- Ginger 7/25/2012 10u AAA baseball team is reloading and going after another world series title next spring. The coaches and players already have 2 state championships and 2 world series wins over the past 4 years. Tryouts will be August 5th. Lots of FUN!!!!! -- Contact Roy Weathers at 918-292-9060 -- (7/25/2012)
IT'S NOT TO LATE! If you haven't signed up for the last speed camp of the year, do so now. You may sign up at the camp on Tuesday. All pre-registration is over so regular fees will apply. Price still includes camp t-shirt. Click for sign up sheets and more info. -- Thanks, Coach Tesar Misc. News: Under-Swing Material To Stay In Place / Veterans Issues
July 23, 2012
Band Boosters Hope To Cool Band Necks
James "Bobby" Elliott Hunter (December 15, 1954 - July 19, 2012) Oologah Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Police/Fire/EMS/Rural units were working a pickup-semi crash on Highway 169 southbound near 156th St. North starting about 3:40pm Friday afternoon. -- Ted 7/20/2012 2012-2013 Wilson Elementary Supply List 19th Street is now open at the new S-Curve signal with flashing yellows for east-west and flashing red for north south. The new asphalt has not yet been striped. 19th St. has been closed there for months. -- Ted 7/20/2012 9:45pm Check back later for 19th St. & football camp photos. -- Ted
The 2012 Volleyball Alumni match will be Tuesday July 31st. It will be in the High School gymnasium starting at 6:30. Asking for donations of cases of water/sports drinks for admission. Contact Art Smalygo if interested in playing 638-5055. -- Art Smalygo 7/19/2012 Ward-Wiseman Animal Haven Garage Sale Saturday July 21 (at American Bank)
Misc. News: Judy Howard Quilts & Book / Child-Only Insurance Enrollment
July 19, 2012
Patchworkers Meet / School Supply Fund Drive
Misc. News: Isaac Dyer Signing / Texas Drum Corps Practice Here
July 20, 2012
HHH Golf / Alumni Volleyball / Depot Memories / JrHi Football Report
The City of Collinsville has a full-time position open for Street Department Supervisor. This position requires previous experience preferably at a municipality, county or state level. This position accomplishes both field and administrative duties as they relate to the maintenance of the street and storm sewer systems within the city, including all paved and unpaved streets and alleys, roadsides, city-owned parking lots and rights-of-way. The City offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package which includes health, dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement, paid holidays, sick and vacation time. Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver's License and drug testing is required. Applications can be made at City Hall, 106 N 12th Street, Collinsville, OK 74021 or by email to melissaw@cityofcollinsville.com. For a complete job description contact Human Resources. Application deadline is Aug 3, 2012. -- (7/19/2012)
Looked like most of the two outer lanes of the new Main Street from 14th to the west received the final layer of asphalt today (as of 2pm). When the middle lanes are up to final height, the striping can begin and opening of 19th Street at the new signal would be the next step. -- Ted 4pm 6/18/2012 Herald Elementary School Supply List for 2012-2013 -- 7/18/2012
Veterans Building Roof Removed And Walls Braced
July 14-16, 2012
Re-Roof Decision Still Pending
Misc. News: Logan Robertson Eagle Scout Ceremony / Baptist Supply Kindergarten
July 18, 2012
Library (Smithsonian) Events July 22 & 28
July 2012 Collinsville Chamber of Commerce Newsletter ... the next regular meeting is August 2nd at the West Main Event Center -- Ted 7/17/2012
The Collinsville Fire Department is accepting applications for a position for firefighter/EMT until 5:00 p.m., August 10th 2012. Requirements include: 18 years of age, valid Oklahoma driver’s license, acceptable driving record, high school diploma or GED and Basic EMT Certification. Will need to become an Intermediate after joining the fire department and capable of passing State Firemen physical and agility physical. Intermediates and Paramedics with fire experience are preferred. -- Applications are available at City Hall, 106 North 12th, Collinsville Fire, 1214 W Main, or online at www.cityofcollinsville.com. You may email your resume to Human Resources at melissaw@cityofcollinsville.com. (7/17/2012)
Check back later for results from July 16th city commission (Veterans roof emergency stabilization re-confirmed ... was completed over weekend and $6K under estimate) but no discussion on re-roofing yet. July 17th Park Board meet cancelled. Check back for July Chamber of Commerce newsletter. -- Ted -- 11:15pm Monday -- Don't forget 4pm & 6pm City Stormwater Management Programs at City Hall Tuesday July 17th
Re: School Supply Lists -- Mrs Boomer has big news for ECC, but no, I do not know when other supply lists will be available. I will post them as soon as I receive them. -- Ted Wright 7/16/2012 (noon) Misc. News: Roger Dunham Is Chamber Executive Director / City Appreciation Lunch
July 16, 2012
Crown Re-Opened / Library Events / Sports Medicine
I still have 2008 & 2009 archives to search for student photo CDs. -- Ted - 7/16/2012
Based on the lack of parking places for at least a block and a half in all directions, I'm figuring the show at the Crown Theatre was well attended tonight (Saturday July 14th). I will have photos later for progress at Veterans Building today (Saturday). -- Ted -- 7/14/2012 -- (I have one report Sunday that the place was packed) FYI -- There was a reported sighting of a cougar walking along the creek through the park about 6:30pm Sunday heading east. The police (& I) were unable to locate it. -- Ted 7/15/2012

Cherryl Elsheimer, VFW Ladies Auxiliary Secretary, suffered a fatal heart attack Thursday night/Friday early morning. Her services will be at 1:30 on Saturday, July 21, at Eastside Baptist Church. -- Paula Caudill (7/13/2012) -- A gathering following the interment will be held at St. Teresa's Church.

Agenda For Monday July 16th
July 12, 2012
More On Veterans Roof Emergency
Funeral services for Irene Rusk are 6pm Monday July 16th at Discovery Bible Fellowship. Charlie Fair died late last evening (July 12th). Services are pending. (AKA, "Mr. Charlie" to the students and teachers at Wilson Elementary). -- Charlie Fair's funeral will be Tuesday, July 17th, 10:00 a.m. at the Baptist Tabernacle -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Garage Sale -- Saturday July 14th. 8am to ?? Overland Park (west of C'ville on Hwy 20). Furniture, house decor, lots of baby items & clothes. Reminder -- Youth football signups will close July 21st. Signup at sportabase.com. -- Thanks, Mark Coulter (7/12/2012) I am shifting priority back to student photo CDs for a few days. -- Ted -- 7pm Thursday 7/12/2012
Big Changes At Fairgrounds In Past Week
July 12, 2012
Depot Paint / Veterans Building Roof / Senior Citizens Citizens Building Demolished
Misc. News: Healthy Community Meeting / Cookbooks & Quilts
July 12, 2012
Cherokee News
4pm emergency meet today for city commission to consider the collapsed Veterans Building roof. -- Ted -- Wednesday 11:55am 7/11/2012 The City Commission approved a $47,576 emergency contract to stabilize the Veterans building by shoring the walls and removing the remaining roof (which is now stressing the north and south walls). The work could begin as soon as Friday if RECO Enterprises can round up their crew and necessary equipment. The commission will likely decide Monday (at the regularly scheduled meeting) on awarding additional contract work for putting a new roof on the historic structure. -- Ted Wright -- 7/11/2012 -- 9:20pm Unreleated but nearby, the destruction of the fire damaged 4-H / Seniors Citizens Building began the same day. Check back for a photo. -- Ted
Veterans Building Roof Collapsed At 9th & Main
July 7, 2012
City Plans To Restore Historic Building Become Emergency
Results from 7/9/2012 School Board meet: New Vo-Ag Instructor Hired / Bell Times Changed at HS&MS / RCB financing for Church Purchase LaNoel Wayne Teafatiller (January 2, 1938 - July 9, 2012) Funeral Services 10:00 am, Saturday, July 14, 2012 at Oologah Assembly of God. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
I put all the Nifty Fifties class photos in the mail (Sunday evening). Will now try to get started again on requested student photo CDs (now over a month behind schedule) ... while trying to get the new school web site presentable before school starts again. -- Ted 7/8/2012 6:45pm Saturday July 21:8am-2pm Garage Sale (& bake sale) for Ward-Wiseman Animal Haven at American Bank of Oklahoma 201 E. Main August 2012 Event Calendar (School starts back in ~6 weeks) - Ted 7/9/2012
Roof Update: City Manager Pam Polk reported (via email) that the city had inspected the sagging roof report and had planned to shore up the roof next week ... before today's collapse. -- Ted 6:25pm Sat. -- The city had recently taken over the building from the veterans and were planning to rennovate the neglected building which was built in 1946. -- Sample previous coverage.
Veterans Building Roof Collapsed -- The owners of Shanghi Express (next door) reported the collapse of the former VFW building roof about 5:20pm Saturday July 7th. They had noticed the roof sagging a bit July 4th, but heard the crash today. It appears the building was unoccupied but police/fire are investigating. The building was closed and in bad need of repair but this was certainly unexpected. -- Ted 5:45pm Saturday -- more later
Jess Hamby (December 6, 1930 - July 5, 2012) Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Agenda For July 9th School Board
July 6, 2012
Resignations / Hires / Bids
JH volleyball camp July 10th & 11th 9:00 to 11:30 in HS gym. Contact Art Smalygo 638-5055 for more information.
Collinsville 6th Graders Had Virtual Tour Of Florida Air Force Facility
July 5, 2012
Skyped Into Operations Center From CMS
Note: I'm still holding on to the "old" school web site for a bit more data before switching to the "new" version. -- Ted 7/5/2012 I've started on Nifty Fifties reunion prints. Will try to restart on CHS student photo CDs soon. -- Ted
Misc. News: Cherokee Clothing Vouchers / CHS 62-63 Reunion / Move To Oregon
July 3, 2012
All Thumbs Knitters / Humming Bird Photo
Independence Day Celebration
July 3, 2012
Family Fun & Fireworks At City Park
7/6/2012 Update: A new home has been found.
-- A dog that showed up at our house @ 176th St. N. He is a working cow dog (Border Collie) and doesn't fit in with our horses or our dogs!!!! I need to find his owners or new owners quickly!!!! He does have on a green collar and is very friendly. -- Krista Oslin 918-855-4037-- (7/3/2012 noon)
Ted Note: Info for lost / found pets & garage sale ads: FAQs #8 & 11.
And with fireworks going for days ... please keep your dogs inside if possible ... as more will run off.

Results from 7/2/2012 City Cmmission meet: Police+Fire Contracts Approved; Personnel Board nomination process questioned; S-Curve project now 6-months past original completion date target (start of 2012). -- Ted 7/3/2012
Park Board Status (draft) for city commission meet tonight -- Ted 1:30am 7/2/2012

Misc. News: New 3-Day Speed Camp Scheduled
July 1, 2012
Photos For Cattle Grading Contest / Highway Patrol DUI Emphasis
July 3 (Tuesday) 6pm -- Fireworks & Other Activities at City Park City Trash Pickup Change: July 4th Wed. pickup moves to Thurs. July 5.
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1,432,048 total requests (during June 2012) and a total of 169,166 pages requested in June. -- Ted 7/6/2012

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