Dec. 2013 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... email Ted Wright: ... Frequently Asked Questions
2013 Yearly Highlights By Month
December 29, 2013

Top Stories Summarized
CHS Athletes Honored
December 30, 2013

All-State Football & Tulsa World All-Metro (SB-VB-XC)
CHS Basketball Lady Cards Finish 2nd At Bartlesville
December 28, 2013

Beat Lawton & Norman Before Finals Loss
College Football Bowl Schedules Open House at Cherokee Food Distribution Center set for 11am Jan. 16th
The City of Collinsville is seeking a full-time Meter Reader. This position is responsible for reading residential and commercial water meters and recording consumption. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package; includes health, dental, vision insurance, life insurance and retirement. Position also offers paid holidays off, Sick Leave and Vacation time. Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver's License. Drug Testing required. Applications can be made at City Hall, 106 N 12th Street, Collinsville, OK. 74021 or by email to Resumes must be accompanied with an application. (12/27/2013)
4th Grade Girls (Chaos) Basketball
December 20, 2013

Red Team Beat Sperry Here
4th Grade Boys Basketball
December 20, 2013

Blue Team Played Sperry Here
4th Grade Boys Basketball
December 20, 2013

Red Team Beat Sperry Here
Misc. News: Public Meeting On Park Pond
December 26, 2013

American Bank Traveling Witch Trophy / 3rd Grade Readers
6th Grade Boys Basketball
December 19, 2013

Red Team Played Skiatook Here
6th Grade Girls Basketball
December 19, 2013

Red Team Played Skiatook Here
Elementary Christmas Carolers
December 22, 2013

VVEC Outage Numbers Improving
6th Grade Girls Basketball
December 19, 2013

Blue Team Beat Skiatook Here

Collinsville Trees Covered In Ice
December 21, 2013

Roads Not Too Bad Before Sunset

A Light dusting of snow fell Saturday evening
(& a bit more snow Monday)
(Serious Melting Finally Started Wednesday 12/24)

REMINDER! City of Collinsville offices will be closed on Tuesday December 24th and Wednesday December 25. The city's Sanitation department will be running Tuesday's trash route a day early on Monday December 23rd. Wednesday's trash route will be picked up on Thursday December 26th.
I now have three 4th grade basketball games (-vs- Sperry here Friday) added to my backlog of photo pages. -- check back over next few days. -- Ted 12/20/2013 Tentative January 2014 calendar 12/20/2013
School is out until Jan. 6th Misc. News: CHS Football Banquet / McElroy News On 6 Honor
December 20, 2013

CardinalTV Schedule / Girls Holiday Basketball At Bartlesville
More Misc. News: Chamber $1000 Shop-Save-Winner
December 20, 2013

Wilson Honesty / ECC Santa Breakfast
Girls and Boys BB teams best Skiatook. Girls win 51-39. Boys win in OT 61-52. Its good to be Cardinal. -- Jim Riley 12/19/2013 The Cardinal Wrestling team extended their dual record to 3-0 Thursday night by beating Coweta 65-6 and Sperry 61-6 at Sperry.-- Jim Riley 12/19/2013
I stayed in town and have photos from three 6th grade basketball games -vs- Skiatook and got home in time to see the final few moments (including) overtime for the CHS Boys win at Skiatook via CardinalTV. Will check now to see if I can find the girls' score. -- Ted 9:30pm Thurs. 12/19/2013 -- [ The girls booster page: "The Lady Cardinals JV beat Skiatook 55-18, Varsity Lady Cardinals won 51-39."] Great wins tonight by our Cardinal wrestlers! Big wins over Sperry and Coweta! -- per Danielle Robbins' Facebook 12/19/2013
Partial results from 12/16 city commission meet -- 12/19/2013 Park board results from 12/17: Recommendation for pond. Recommendation for new fee for shelter reservations. -- 12/19/2013
Misc. News: GT 2nd-3rd Graders Visit Philbrook / Forcelle Earns Black Belt
December 18, 2013

Public Comments For Science Standards
Vote For Zane McElroy for Tulsa World Football All-Metro Player of the Year -- 12/17/2013
CHS Basketball Split With Oologah
December 16, 2013

Collinsville Girls Won Here Monday
CHS Wrestlers Beat Neosho Here
December 16, 2013

34-26 Win Tuesday In First Home Meet This Season
Park Board Agenda For Dec. 17th
December 16, 2013

Masterplan & Pond Grant & Shelter Reservations
CHS Basketball Split With Oologah Here Monday -- Girls won 42-25 but Boys lost 39-49 -- photos later -- Ted 9:15pm 12/16/2013 CHS "Situation" Student Video -- Christmas 2013 Edition 12/17/2013
1st Home CHS Basketball (Monday Dec 16) & Wrestling (Tuesday Dec 17) Guthrie (who eliminated Collinsville to gain the finals) won the 5A State Football Championship with a 51-21 win over McAlester Saturday (at OSU). -- 12/14/2013 Story & Video Report by The Oklahoman
Christmas Parade
December 14, 2013

Annual Chamber Event Saturday
Boar's Heade Feast
December 14, 2013

CHS & JrHi Chorus Performance
Agenda For Monday Dec. 16th
December 14, 2013

Economic Development Executive Session
Band Christmas Concert
December 13, 2013

6th-7th-8th-CHS Bands Performed
CHS Boys Basketball win 46-42 over Tulsa Hale -- per Donita Lowe Facebook post 12/13/2013 Collinsville Christmas Parade Saturday Dec. 14th The girls varsity basketball team beat McLain today (Friday) 86 to 31 in the the Vinita basketball tournament, They will play Bishop Kelly on Saturday at 3:30. -- Jim Riley 12/13/2013 -- [The Lady Cardinals beat Bishop Kelley 50-39 placing 4th in the" Big Dawg Shootout" Tourney in Vinita. -- per Roberta Kickapoo]
CHS Basketball Girls lost 36-40 to Miami Thursday and will now play McLain Friday at 3:30 at the Vinita Tournament. -- per Roberta Kickapoo's Facebook 12/13/2013 -- And the CHS boys play at Nathan Hale this evening.
City Celebrated 100th Anniversary of City Hall Building
December 5, 2013
Building Completed In December 1913
7th & 8th Grade Girls Basketball
December 12, 2013
Split With Coweta Here Thursday
Thursday Dec. 12th Status: I've been spending hours on 2014 Graduate pages and video with news slowed a bit by snow days recently. Junior High basketball tonight followed by band concert, Christmas Parade, and Chorus Boar's Heade Feast will put that on the back burner again. -- Ted Pictures with Santa have been rescheduled for Thursday Dec. 12th at ECC and Friday Dec. 13th at Wilson. Pictures are $2.00 each print. Proceeds benefit the Junior/Senior Prom. -- Missy DeLozier 12/11/2013
ECC "Manners" Celebrated
December 10, 2013
November Character Building Party
The home varsity BB games with Coweta has been canceled for tonight (Tuesday). -- Jim Riley 12/10/2013 Misc. News: Dollar General Started
December 11, 2013
Cash Mob Dec. 12th / Ambulance Tow
Misc. News: Miss Collinsville Feb. 1st / HRC Meeting
December 9, 2013
Revised Playoff Football / Salt Use Editorial
No School Tuesday Dec. 10 (-- Ted 4:28pm Monday ... per School Messenger Phone Call)
Got word today the Collinsville Cherokee Grocery will be open December 17, 2013, for eligible Native American citizens to receive groceries. -- Aline Phillips (12/9/2013)
No School Monday Dec. 9 -- Due to Weather (-- Ted 3:41pm Sunday ... per School Messenger Phone Call)
Here are the Basketball games that have been rescheduled:
* Dec. 13th, JV and Varsity Boys only at Collinsville vs Tulsa Hale, JV at 6:00, Varsity at 7:30.
* Dec. 17th, JH Boys and Girls at Oologah, 7th grade starts at 5:30
-- Jim Riley 12/9/2013
All-District Football Selection Announced
December 4, 2013
Collinsville Hosted 5A-4 Coaches Meeting
Misc. News: Free Bluegrass (After Christmas Parade)
December 8, 2013
Summer Intership / Student Film Contest (White House)
Remember Pearl Harbor Day -- Dec. 7th, 1941
Classic Bedlam Football -- Dec. 7, 2013
Miss Collinsville Pageant will be Feb. 1st -- per new director Pam Polk ... check back for additional details -- 12/7 -- (Chamber Banquet is Jan 25th ... don't know date for Baseball Diamond Dinnet yet)
"First Snow" & First Snow Day Friday
December 6, 2013
No School Friday ... Lots of Sledding Instead
All-District & All-State Chorus Honors
December 7, 2013
Both High School & Middle School
Agenda For Monday Dec. 9th School Board
December 5, 2013

Band To Branson / FFA Handbook / Construction Management Contract
All-State Softball Honors For Griffin
December 6, 2013
Honorable Mention All-District For Norris & Harness
CHS Basketball Season Started At Claremore
December 3, 2013
Two Varsity Losses To The Zebras (JVs Won)
White stuff (sleet?) is now sticking on Collinsville streets ... check back -- Ted 4:45pm Thursday 12/5/2013 Just got school message notice that there will be no school Friday Dec. 6th -- Ted 4:47pm 12/5/2013
City Hall Open House for 100th Anniversary is still on for today (1:00 to 5:00) according to Pam Polk. -- Ted 11:45 12/5/2013 ... a few photos later The JH wrestling tournament at Sands Springs has been canceled. -- Jim Riley 12/5/2013
No February Election Required -- 2 Existing Collinsville School Board Members (Tim Reed, seat 1, 3-year remaining term & Steve Stout, seat 4, new five-year term) were unopposed in the Dec. 2-3-4 filing period. -- Ted 12/5/2013 -- Rest of Tulsa County per Tulsa World Due to the inclement weather the Cardinal Boys Basketball team will not be participating in the Cleveland BB Tournament. -- Jim Riley 12/5/2013
Collinsville Chamber of Commerce Facebook page reports today's (Dec. 5th) noon lunch meet has been cancelled. -- Ted 9:40am
School was in session here Thursday Dec. 5th
CHS "The Situation" student video -- 12/5/2013
The JH Basketball games scheduled with Tahlequah on Thursday have canceled. -- Jim Riley 12/4/2013 Middle School Semester Test Information for Dec. 18th-19th. -- 12/4/2013 Paige DeLozier's Grinch Video for her RSU Video Production Class -- Staring Kamri & Annabelle -- 14/4/2013
Partial page for CHS Basketball at Claremore ... more later Tomorrow night’s tree lighting at City Hall has been cancelled due to the severe weather that we are expecting. We will try again next year. -- Vickie Limbocker (City of Collinsville) 4:30pm Wed 12/4/2013
The Lights On ceremony for tomorrow has been cancelled. -- Shelley (Chamber of Commerce) -- 5pm Wed. Dec. 4th
FYI -- A weather decision on school Thursday likely won't be made until early morning after the bus routes are checked starting at about 5am. If there will be a closure or early dismissal, messages will go out on the school messenger system and the media will be notified. I will update cvilleok and the school site as soon as I know anything. -- Ted Wright noon Wednesday 12/4/2013 Post 3077 VFW in Collinsvile is having a Country Christmas for Vets and their Families after the Christmas Prade in Collinsville @ 2:00 to 3:30 PM on the 14th of December . ALL reserve Nat Guard and Active / Discharged Vets are welcome. -- 12/4/2013
Zane McElroy was named News On 6's Week 12 Athlete of The Week earlier. He and his family are invited to the December banquet where the athlete of the year is named. -- 12/3/2013 Claremore provided a rough start to Collinsville's 2013-14 basketball season. The Lady Cards lost 46-49 and the Guys lost 29-43. -- more later -- Ted 10:10pm Tues. 12/3/2013 -- (The Collinsville JV teams won) Results from Monday (Dec. 2nd) City Commission Meet -- You can sign up for city's new emergency notification system -- 12/4/2013 -- & 79 housing starts so far this year
Information for Saturday December 14, 2013 Collinsville Christmas Parade Sponsored by the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce: Parade Entry Invite Parade Route (Same as last year) Stan Sallee will speak on Collinsville Economic Development at noon Thursday Dec. 5th Chamber meet at Library
The City of Collinsville is seeking a full-time Maintenance II worker for the city’s Water & Sewer Distribution Department. This position performs a variety of semi-skilled and/or skilled tasks and routine activities in constructing, repairing, installing and maintenance of the various systems that make up Public Works. Experience with excavators preferred. Must be willing to acquire a CDL license within 90 days. Competitive salary and excellent benefits package; includes health, dental, vision insurance, life insurance and retirement. Position also offers paid holidays off, Sick Leave and Vacation time. Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver's License. Drug Testing required. Applications can be made at City Hall, 106 N 12th Street, Collinsville, OK. 74021 or by email to Resumes must be accompanied with an application. -- (12/2/2013)
FFA News: Kansas Speech Contest & Sister Chapter In Alabama
December 3, 2013
1940's Era FFA Clippings & Scrapbooks Found
SHOP Collinsville!
Looks like CardinalTV will broadcast tonight's basketball game at Claremore -- Ted 12/3
(Update: I received a complete Herald Basketball schedule today 12/3 from Darrell White ... but I will still need rosters with names and numbers) -- FYI -- Based on the number of cars at the middle school gym tonight I'm guessing there were elementary basketball games there. Having received no schedules and having plenty of other work to do I did not stop. If you would like me cover one of your elementary games this season let me know when they play (in Collinsville) and I will try to work that into my schedule. Getting a roster ahead of time is a real bonus also. -- Ted ( Monday 12/2/2013 Based on early forecasts looks like Thursday will have a wintery mix of rain/sleet/snow? City Manager Pam Polk indicated most activities planned for the plaza that day will move indoors at City Hall (including the photos with Santa). -- Ted -- Monday 12/2/2013
JrHi Basketball at Claremore (Monday Dec. 2nd) and HS basketball at Claremore Tuesday (Dec. 3rd) to kickoff the regular seasons. City Commission meets tonight at 5:30. Three day School Board filing period is in progress. I had an error on the Herald lunch menu today that should be corrected now. Lots of city activities Thursday (Chamber meet, Lights On, & City Hall 100th). I am trying to collect all of my 2013 football photos to pass on to Coach Jones which should then also be available to students & parents (check back for details). I am actively working on 2014 individual CHS senior pages and graduation video (for May release) ... more on what I will need from you later. More on the December calendar. -- Ted Wright -- December 2, 2013 Thankful Kids
December 2, 2013
Wilson Elem. 1st & 2nd Grade
Unbeaten Guthrie Ends Remarkable Collinsville Season (13-45)
November 29, 2013
Football Cardinals Finish In 5A State's Top 4
Nov. 29, 2013 at Sapulpa 1st 2nd 3rd 4th Final
Our amazing 10-2 CHS Football Cardinals are one of the final four 5A teams still playing. See you at Sapulpa Friday as they take on 12-0 Guthrie. -- Ted 11/24 Go Cardinals!!
Updated Chorus page on school site with activities through the end of the year including Boar's Heade Feaste -- 11/11/2013 Tulsa World's (Barry Lewis) Take On Collinsville Brief 5A Football Time -- 11/11/2013 Misc. News: JrHi Basketball Tournament / Academic Team / Cvilleok Fall Photos
November 12, 2013

Inhofe Plane Tragedy / Skiatook Cheer Tragedy
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