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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
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.
Volleyball today (July 31st -- 6:30pm)
4th grade Cheerleaders will be having a Car Wash, Saturday August
4th from 11am-2pm at the Collinsville Fire Department. -- Kari Williams
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)
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
the Cards night is same as 1st
day of school
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
Shaw featured in August 2012 Tulsa
People.com -- Ted 7/28/2012
/ Wider Main St. Project Nearing Completion
But Sidewalks Come Up Short (Editorial)
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
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
For Combined City Commission Park Board Meet
Tuesday July 31st 6pm Meet Covers City Park Topics
Reser To Park Board (After Trent Rogers Resignation)
-- 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
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
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)
back for summer band schedule ... and a bunch of other stuff I'm
behind on. -- Ted
Tri-County Fair Information -- 7/24/2012
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
grade cheer car wash-Saturday 12-3 at city hall.
6th grade football car wash--Sunday 12-3 city hall.
-- Ginger 7/24/2012
for Owasso XPLOSION 12u --playing fall softball in Owasso --spring
ball at Savage. Please contact 918-271-2983 for more details --
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)
units were working a pickup-semi crash on Highway 169 southbound
near 156th St. North starting about 3:40pm Friday afternoon. --
Wilson Elementary Supply List
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
back later for 19th St. & football camp photos. -- Ted
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
Animal Haven Garage Sale Saturday July
21 (at American Bank)
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 email@example.com.
For a complete job description contact Human Resources. Application
deadline is Aug 3, 2012. -- (7/19/2012)
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
Elementary School Supply List for 2012-2013
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 drivers 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 firstname.lastname@example.org.
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
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
Misc. News: Roger Dunham Is Chamber Executive Director / City Appreciation
Crown Re-Opened / Library Events / Sports Medicine
still have 2008 & 2009 archives to search for student photo
CDs. -- Ted - 7/16/2012
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
-- 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
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.
For Monday July 16th
More On Veterans Roof Emergency
services for Irene Rusk are 6pm Monday July 16th at Discovery
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
Sale -- Saturday July 14th. 8am to ?? Overland Park (west of
C'ville on Hwy 20). Furniture, house decor, lots of baby items &
-- Youth football signups will close July 21st. Signup at sportabase.com.
-- Thanks, Mark Coulter (7/12/2012)
am shifting priority back to student photo CDs for a few days. --
Ted -- 7pm Thursday 7/12/2012
emergency meet today for city commission to consider the collapsed
Veterans Building roof. -- Ted -- Wednesday 11:55am 7/11/2012
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.
Wright -- 7/11/2012 -- 9:20pm
but nearby, the destruction of the fire damaged 4-H / Seniors Citizens
Building began the same day. Check back for a photo. -- Ted
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
July 21:8am-2pm Garage
Sale (& bake sale) for Ward-Wiseman Animal Haven
at American Bank of Oklahoma 201 E. Main
2012 Event Calendar
(School starts back in ~6 weeks) - Ted 7/9/2012
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
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
6th Graders Had Virtual Tour Of Florida Air Force Facility
Skyped Into Operations Center From CMS
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
started on Nifty Fifties reunion prints. Will try to restart on
CHS student photo CDs soon. -- Ted
Update: A new home has been found.
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)
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.
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
Board Status (draft) for
city commission meet tonight -- Ted 1:30am 7/2/2012
News: New 3-Day Speed Camp Scheduled
Photos For Cattle Grading Contest / Highway Patrol DUI Emphasis
(Tuesday) 6pm -- Fireworks & Other Activities at City Park
Trash Pickup Change: July 4th Wed. pickup moves to Thurs. July 5.
Daily News ... for & about Collinsville ... on
www.cvilleok.com -- Why wait til next week?
of June 2012
news archived July 1st
total requests (during June 2012) and a total of 169,166 pages
requested in June. -- Ted 7/6/2012
photos are for sale (Photo Policy)
4x6 prints $2, 8x10 prints $5, or CD by sport/individual ($25-$40)
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