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May 2012 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... email Ted Wright: ... Frequently Asked Questions
Summer Sports Camp Sampler
May 31, 2012
Photos From Baseball & Baseball Camps
New Baseball Champions Sign
Misc. News: T-Shirts For 2012 Hogs 'N' Hot Rods & Grill Tickets
May 31, 2012
Fall Softball Schedules / 2 Free Landfill Days
Girls Basketball Summer Information
May 31, 2012
Starts Monday June 4th
FYI: The further behind I get, the more stubborn I get. For the person who has left a note on my door twice for me to call them to get info for a yard sale ad (rather than leaving the actual ad text & $5) ... I won't be calling. This is primarily an internet business and I get the majority of info from email. If you don't have email, you can leave written info via mail or the mail slot. A telephone call is the least accurate way to conduct this business. -- Frequently Asked Questions (#8, #11, #12) -- Ted Wright -- 5/31/2012
Opening Day Activities Listed For "Key Ingredients" Smithsonian Exhibit
May 30, 2012
Collinsville Library Hosting National Exhibit Here June 16 - Aug 3
"America By Food"
Betty Jean Porter (July 31, 1938 - May 27, 2012) -- Visitation 2-8pm Wednesday, May 30, 2012, 9am-8pm Thursday, May 31st and 9-11 Friday, June 1st at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Funeral services 2pm Friday, June 1, 2012 at the Vera Full Gospel Church.
Misc. News: $5K City Grant For Healthy Community Efforts
May 30, 2012
8U Baseball Red Sox / Cherokee Clothing Voucher
Misc. News: Library Prepares For Smithsonian / Cherokee Removal Ride
May 28, 2012
Brinkley Report / Backyard Chickens
May 2012 Photo Sampler Page
May 28, 2012
From This Index Page: Flags / Splash / School Out / Grad Walks / Main St. Lanes
Multi-Family Garage Sale -- 508 E. Center St. -- June 1, 8-4 & June 2, 8-2 -- kids stuff, funiture, misc. items Baseball and Basketball Camps this week ... see May calendar & June Calendar. -- Ted -- Monday May 28, 2012 I have finally completed the 2012 CHS Graduate pages and am now working on the paid-for CD requests. -- Ted 5/27/2012  

Former Collinsville Resident Has Award Winning Novel
May 24, 2012
Gerri Hanten Penned "RiverTime" As Rae Renzi
Rock Gym Hosted Crossfit Challenge
May 20, 2012
Teams Competed Downtown
Middle School Art Displayed
May 16-17, 2012
Two Day Display At 11th & Main Businesses
Misc News: Obstacle Challenge Cancelled / Top Wrestlers
May 24, 2012
Miss Cherokee Signups / Colorguard Car Wash
The School Board accepted the low bid today for $1.6 million in bonds at a rate of .706%. (Agenda page with other rates submitted) -- Ted 1:45pm 5/23 -- I'm hoping to start a June calendar today ... then get back to grad pages and backlogged news.
Roller Coasters Built In Mrs. Lundgren's Class
May 14, 2012
Studying Gravity, etc... At CHS
2012-2013 CHS Cheer Squad
May 22, 2012
Car Wash & Special Olympics Support
[1:30pm Wed. 5/23 Update: The splash pad is now ready ... a few days early ... according to Phil Stowell] -- The City's Splash Pad is scheduled to open this Saturday May 26th, 2012 at 9AM! -- per the City Facebook Page 5/21/2012

Results For May 21st City Commission Meet: 4 new planning commission members approved / Charlie's Park Under-Utilized? / Fireworks Set For July 3rd / Trail Bids Open May 24th

Misc. News: Home Representative & Patchworkers May Meetings
May 21, 2012
Sen. Brinkley Senate Review (Foster Care)
CHS Undergraduate Awards
May 14, 2012
Sample of Jr-Soph-Frosh Awards
QB Club meeting Monday May 21st @ 7pm in the American Bank Community room. -- J. Rush 5/20/2012 Graduate pages are my top priority this weekend. Still less than half are finished. -- Ted 2:45pm Sunday May 20th -- [Monday update: about half done now ... will shift to other news today ... including city meet tonight]
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Joe Harold Lampkins (January 22, 1926 - May 18, 2012) He had owned several car washes in the Collinsville/Owasso area. He lived in Collinsville from 1981 to 1989 before retiring and moving to Morris, OK. Visitation 1:30-6p.m., Sunday, May 20, at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Graveside services10am, Monday, May 21, 2012 at the Sandridge Cemetery.
City Commission Agenda For May 21st
May 18, 2012
4 Planning Commission Appointments / Commissioner Training at 4pm / Public Hearing For Grant Projects
School Board Agenda For Wed. Noon Meet (May 23rd)
May 18, 2012
Sale Of $1,600,000 Building Bond
Congratulations To All Collinsville School Students ... Enjoy Your Summer ... Stay Safe!!
CHS Graduation
May 15, 2012
Collinsville High School Class of 2012
At TU Reynolds Center In Tulsa
Misc. News: Saturday May 19th (Blue Star Moms + Cheerleader Activities)
May 18, 2012
Bully Documentary / Basketball Camp / VBS

School's Out For Summer ... for the kids anyway -- 5/17/2012

& The teachers finished up 5/18/2012

One Herald Elementary student was already celebating summer break with a basketball Thursday as students headed to the busses and cars for the final time this school year. Herald Elementary Principal Arlin Stacy thanked School Transportation Director Louis Keith for getting the district's bus riding kids to and from school for one last time until August.
Middle School Students Toured Museum
May 10, 2012
Several Classes Visited Newspaper Museum
CHS Band Banquet
May 12, 2012
Year End Awards & Reflections
The City of Collinsville is accepting applications for a full-time position of Utility Billing Clerk. Under general supervision, this position is responsible for utility billing of all residents of the City of Collinsville. Position requires general customer service knowledge, good oral communication skills, the ability to deal with the public, intermediate knowledge of Microsoft Office Products, 10-key experience, a high school diploma.
Applications may be obtained at 106 N. 12th or resumes sent to; Human Resources, P.O. Box 730, Collinsville, OK 74021 or e-mailed to; The City of Collinsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. -- (5/16/2012)
Please note that applications must be submitted by 5/25/12. -- Thanks Melissa Whitlock (City of Collinsville)
Austin Lankford, Logan Shaw and Tony Rodrock challenged many obstacles to "walk" across the graduation stage at TU Tuesday May 15, 2012. (more later -- Ted 10:30pm)
Varsity cheerleaders will be having a car wash at the Collinsville Fire Department this Saturday, May 19th from 11:00-3:00. Please come out and support your Collinsville Varsity Cheerleaders! -- Mandy Burd (5/15/2012) Dog Killed By Other Dogs
May 15, 2012
Just An FYI ... Details On Hold
Parents will receive a phone call on Monday May 14th, only if their child is required to take semester tests on Wednesday and Thursday. -- ~Middle School (Kelly Hamlin 5/14/2012) Misc.News: Middle School Art Show Downtown / Kelly Clarke Is New Girls Head Basketball Coach
May 14, 2012
Unicycle Ride / Cat Back Home
Sample of 2012 CHS Senior Awards
May 8, 2012
Talented Class Won Many Scholarships & Awards
May 15th Park Board Meet cancelled -- 5/14/2012 Should be obvious (by my status the past few weeks) but the individual photo CDs will be done later than usual this year. -- Ted 5/14
Sample of photo pages still in progress. -- Ted 5/14/2012
May 7th School Board Results
May 7, 2012
Kelly Clarke Hired As Girls Basketball Coach Hire + Possible Purchase of Church North of Football Field Tabled
5A State Track Meet
May 11-12, 2012
Barton, Taylor, Lenhart, &
Kirschner Medaled
City Commission To Move To 5:30 Meetings
May 7, 2012
Mayor Weaver Read Proclamation For Foster Care Month / Drainage Planning Approved / City Facebook
Sorry ... still way behind on news and grad pages ... but was lucky enough to find my missing cat today -- Ted -- Sunday May 13th
New Mayor And Commissioners Sworn In
May 7, 2012
Herb Weaver Replacing Stan Sallee as Mayor
Brad Francis Replacing Pam Porter In Ward I
Check back for more on CHS Track results from State Meet Fri-Sat. The CHS Cheerleaders have postponed their car wash from today (Saturday) due to the early gloomy weather. Check back for a new date/time. -- Ted 11:30am Sat. 5/12/2012
Morgan Steltzlen Soccer Signing
May 7, 2012
To Play At Cowley College
113 years ago my great-grandfather (W.L. Wright) printed the very first issue of "The Collinsville News" May 11, 1899 in Indian Territory. My family published that newspaper for 88 years until my dad sold it 1987. Thirteen years ago today, I officially opened the "Newspaper Museum In Collinsville" in 1999. -- Ted Wright 5/11/2012  
Collinsville Bands Performed Saturday
May 5, 2012
At Claremore PAC (Submitted Photos)
Misc. News: CHS Baccalaureate / CHS Alumni Soccer
May 11, 2012
Elementary Cheer Camp & Uniforms
I completed the CHS pre-graduation slideshow/video DVD about 4am this morning and have been doing museum tours since 8am so not much progress on news back log or senior pages. -- Ted 1:30pm Thursday 5/10/2011 Pam BaIley sent me a link for a 5/10/2012 Tulsa World article on Tony Rodrock -- Ted 5/10 (Tony's CHS Grad Page)
Ted, We got word yesterday, that Cowgirls n' Angels will be in theatres in 2 weeks!! It opens May 25, and will be showing in Owasso. There are a few other venues in the Tulsa area that will also be showing it. Haley plays the role of "Rose" and does all the trick riding stunt work and Holt did the trick riding stunt work for "Ida" (Bailey Madison". Yesterday, someone sent Haley a picture of the poster that was in a movie theater under "coming soon". She made the poster- doing the hippodrome liberty stand. I know school will be out and several have asked when it will be in theaters. I am excited to see the final product. We missed the first premiere in Dallas- because Haley chose to go the prom instead. If possible, could you please post on your website the opening info. Thanks so much. -- Charlene Ganzel (5/10/2011) -- Previous Coverage
Misc. News: Softball Summer Camp / JrHi Band Recognitions
May 9, 2012
City Surplus Car Auction / May 24th DUI Stops Announced
I've had ~134 middle school students tour the "Newspaper Museum In Collinsville" today ... and will try to have their photos online within a few days. This is a record number of visitors in 1 day ... and maybe even a month? Glad to see them. -- Ted Wright 4pm 5/10/2011
TV Advertising Options
May 3, 2012
At Collinsville Chamber of Commerce Meet
Soccer Awards Banquet
May 5, 2012
Steltzlen, Perez & Lor Named All-State
CHS Track Team Photos
May 8, 2012
Boys & Girls Teams
Misc. News: Coulter At State Golf Tourney / Cheer Car Wash May 12th
May 8, 2012
ECC Masonic Honors / Rogers County Crash
Pages I'm still working on. -- Ted 5/11/2012 9:30pm Friday (with only 41 of ~160 grad pages complete) * Reception for city commissioners & mayors 5/7 * School board meet 5/7 * CHS SR. Awards 5/8 * New Coach 5/8 * Middle School Newspaper Museum Tours 5/10   6th Anniversary Celebration at El Jalapeno Grill Sat. May 12th. 1-day Special & Live Entertainment (updated menu)
5/7/2012 Tulsa World Story on Collinsville Veterans Building
-- (Sample previous cvilleok coverage: city accepted building in 2012 + 60th anniversary in 2006) -- Ted
2nd Grade Track Sampler
May 3, 2012
Wilson Elementary Teacher Tug of War
Another layer of asphalt was being applied on the southern most future lane of Main Street (Highway 20) Monday morning May 7th. Traffic was reduced to a single lane between 14th and 15th until about 10am. The asphalt application was continuing westward also. -- Ted 10:20am 5/7/2012
Misc. News: FFA State Convention / 8th Grade Spring Baseball
May 6, 2012
S-Curve & 19th Street Progress
Nifty Fifties Awards Of Excellence
May 1, 2012
Eleven 2012 CHS Seniors Honored
Baccalaureate ... a few more photos later -- Ted 5/6/2012 -- Graduation will be May 15th
7th & 8th Grade Girls Track Team Photos
April 30, 2012
7th Grade Girls Are Conference Champs
Sunday May 6th: 7am Coach Blankenship at 1st Baptist -- 2pm -- 4/6pm Alum Soccer ... see May calendar for other activities
O. Marie (Peggy) Heath (December 2, 1926 - May 3, 2012) A graveside service will be held 1:00pm, Monday, May 7, 2012 at Pawhuska Cemetery. Services are under the direction of Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. 7th Grade Basketball Boys
April 27, 2012
Team Photo For Conference Champs
Chamber of Commerce May 2012 Newsletter -- Bill is asking for feedback on a potential full time chamber "manager" instead of another part-time secretary -- Ted 5/4/2012 Status update: Only about 27 of ~160 grad pages are "complete" ... will continue with others as I can. -- Ted -- Midnight Friday 5/4 Agenda for Monday May 7th City Commission Meet (.pdf file) -- 5/5/2012 -- New Mayor & Commissioner / drainage plan / vice-mayor / possible time change for meetings / park board re-appointments / ... Page For Results Later
Chorus Spring Concert & Coronation
April 30, 2012
High School & Middle School Choirs
Kelsey Day Crowned Queen
CHS Golf Team Photos
April 30, 2012
Three Individual State Qualifiers
Channel 6 TV reports CHS 4-9 baseball loss to Pryor (at Claremore Regional) -- Ted 5/3/2012 -- Collinsville lost to Claremore 0-4 in the 2nd game Thursday so baseball season is over. 5/4/2012 Misc. News: Baseball & Football Summer Camp Signups / Clark Pecan Industry Resource
April 30, 2012
CHS Band 2nd / Last Dawes Roll Enrollee Died
No school Friday May 4th or May 11th
Pending school board approval, Kelly Clarke will become the new CHS girls basketball coach. -- Jim Riley 5/2/2012 ~8pm -- [I believe Kelly is a CHS 1975 grad -- Ted --> family] Agenda For Monday May 7th School Board Meet
May 3, 2012
Girls Basketball Coach Hire + Possible Purchase of Church North of Football Field
I'll be working on April news backlog instead of seniors today -- Ted 5/3 (& Chamber meets noon today)
CHS Baseball Regional at Claremore starts 1:30pm Thursday May 3rd -vs- Pryor (then Claremore at 4 if loss -or- 6:30 if win first game) (as always weather permitting ... schedules subject to change). -- Ted 5/1/2012 2:30pm Unfinished draft Grad pages -- 8:30am Wed May 2nd -- tons of disclaimers ... updates will continue -- Ted Wright {Clearly there is work still to be done. Some pages I have more photos for but ran out of time. And some I just had no more photos for. So give me a few days then it will be more obvious who I need additional photos to be submitted for. -- Ted 12:45pm Wed May 2nd}  
May 1st Plan: I'm in a catch-22 with news backlogging and slow progress on senior pages that should have been completed for today ... so will spend a few hours on news from last week and then put the senior pages online early May 2nd in their current condition. Many pages are not ready for release, but waiting to upload completed pages one at a time would take twice as much time that I already don't have. So please be patient, this will likely take weeks before I can say they are all complete to my satisfaction. If you do submit photos (to, please no more than 4 can be accepted. -- Ted 11:40am Tues. May 1st
Amanda Bolien & Jeremy Landsaw Engagement Announced
May 1, 2012
June 2012 Wedding Planned
Wilson Elementary Character Kids
April 30, 2012
Last Sets of Kids This School Year
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