Archived July 2013 NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... email Ted Wright: ... Frequently Asked Questions
City Work Session
July 31, 2013

Discussed Restoring Veterans Building Interior
(Following Months With No Roof)
Misc. News: Water Tower Maintenance / Higeons Half Century
July 31, 2013

New Asphalt For South 12th Street
High School Volleyball scrimmage for Aug 1st is cancelled. -- Art Smalygo (7/31/2013) Collinsville Police Chief will discuss local crime at Chamber meet -- Aug. 1st noon at Library Varsity-Alumni Volleyball Games
July 29, 2013

Reunion For Alumni + Game Experience For Varsity
Work Session On Veterans Building Interior (July 31)
New asphalt on 12th Street (July 31)
Collinsville School Classes Begin August 15th
Misc. News: Fire Destroys Mobile Home
July 30, 2013

2nd Class For Stickball / Sallee Field Booth
Summer Band Has Started
July 29, 2013

Practice For 2013 Marching Program
Ted, I thought your viewers might want to see a short video of the homecoming parade I filmed back in 1988. I posted it to YouTube for public viewing. - Ed Dortch (7/30/2013) -- Its All-State week. Collinsville will have 2 athletes participating in the AllState games thus week in Tulsa. At 7:00 on Weds night in Bixby Dylan Helm will be wrestling for the east All Stars. Zach Abkemeier was also selected but can't wrestle due to injury. Also on Wednesday at 8:30 Shelbie Kirby will be playing Basketball on the east All Stars. Colby Cole was scheduled to play in the AllState football game but chose not to play. Sarah Swanner will be cheering at the AllState Football game on Friday at Union starting at 7:00-- Jim Riley (7/30/2013) -- (More)
The 3rd document required for high school registration: (Free/Reduced Meal Application) -- 7/30/2013 -- But just need 1st 3 pages Check back for photos from alumni volleyball and summer band start. Photo on intro page from burned out mobile home on south side of Broadway near entrance to High School. I have no info on the fire as I was unaware until I saw numerous fire units rolling up hoses and clearing the scene after 6:30pm Monday (on my way to volleyball). -- Ted Wright 7/29/2013
Thank you to Baylee Eigenheer for helping with CHS 2015 photo IDs Monday. -- Ted Wright 7/29/2013 I've added links for "Just Thoughts" columns from 1947-48-49 on the Morrow Home Place site. -- Ted 7/29/2013
Football Pad Camp
July 25-26, 2013

4th-6th Graders At Sallee Field
"Extra" band booster meet Tuesday July 30th.
August starts in a few days.
Collinsville Downtown Inc. July Newsletter -- 7/29/2013
Summer Band In Progress 7/29/2013
Note: the "old" Chamber web site ( has gone away ... be sure to switch to the new site ( -- Ted 7/26/2013 School Supply / Resource Summary
July 26, 2013

Posted Letters & Repost Of Previous Info
Attempted Kidnapping In Washington County -- per 7/25/2013 Thank you to Brandon Lowe for helping with CHS 2016 photo IDs Friday. -- Ted Wright 7/26/2013
High Winds Caused Tree & Electrical Damage
July 23, 2013

Storm Late Tuesday Night Caused Minor Damage Here ... But Thousands Still Without Power In Tulsa
City Commission Work Session on "interior of American Legion building" -- Wednesday July 31st 5:30pm at City Hall
Junior Cardinal Football camp 7/25-26: Pad camp for grades 4-6 Thursday and Friday. -- check back for a few photos Thank you to Lexi Draper & Allie Dugger for helping with CHS 2018 photo IDs Thursday. I have future senior page material better organized than ever before. -- Ted Wright 7/25/2013
Football Skills Camp
July 22-23, 2013

1st-4th Graders At Sallee Field
Misc. News: 3rd-4th-5th Grade Supply List / Books & Goats Saturday
July 25, 2013

Updates: Gary Wayne Harding & Dylan Helm
Charges Re-Filed in March 15th Collinsville Shooting -- per 7/22/2013 Tulsa World High winds (~70MPH) and rain late Tuesday July 23, 2013. Fun Science: Scale of the Universe by Cary and Michael Huang
Misc. News: Summer Band Starts July 29th / Alumni Volleyball July 29th
July 23, 2013

CDI Hogs 'N' Hot Rods Tank Tops & Bandanas Sale
More Misc. News: Cherokee Stickball Stick Making
July 23, 2013

Caboose Work Day / Color Guard Car Wash
Thank you to Ravyn Murphy for helping with CHS 2017 photo IDs Monday as well as filling in the name for JrHi girl's track for the past 2 years. And thanks to Dylan Dyer for his help last week with CHS 2014 photos. -- Ted Wright 7/22/2013 Brandy Collins (April 24, 1945 - July 20, 2013) of Talala. Oologah Dolton Funeral Home
Rock Gym 5K Poker Run
July 19, 2013

Runners Traveled Downtown & Thru Park
Misc. News: Alumni FFA Group Activated Again
July 22, 2013

Free Tire Recycling / Soccer Signups / Blood Drive
Elementary Cheer Camp
July 15-16-18-19, 2013

1st-6th Grade Cheer Learned From Varsity
Pie Baking Contest at Tri-County Fair in August
Good soaking rain Sunday (July 21, 2013).
I've heard reports of about 3 inches locally. -- Ted
Every summer about this time, High School wrestlers from across the nation meet in Fargo to find out who is the best and show college coaches if they can make it at the next level. Its no coincidence that the same kids earning medals in Fargo are the same ones standing on the awards platform at their respective state tournaments in the winter. Collinsville wrestler Gary Wayne Harding, wrestling 132 lbs for team Oklahoma, placed 3rd and helped his Oklahoma team finish as well a they have in several years. Team Oklahoma, Coached by Collinsville coach Wes Harding had 9 wrestlers win medals and earn All-American status. There is truth to the saying "summer wrestlers make winter champions". -- Jim Riley 7/20/2013
Collinsville Hosted Wisconsin Drum Corp
July 17-18, 2013

Preparing For Broken Arrow Event
Speed Camp
July 17-18-19, 2013

Students Should Be Faster
Misc. News: High School Schedule Pickups Aug. 6-7-8
July 19, 2013

HHH Golf Sept. 7th / Tony Rodrock Request / Patchworkers

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July 19th Run
Entry Form
July 19th Run
Sponsor Letter
July 19th Run
Edward Harlow Pasdach (December 18, 1942 - July 18, 2013). Services Pending. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Karl G. Hellen (January 28, 1924 - July 18, 2013) Services Pending. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Misc. News: Tri-County Fair Events Schedule
July 17, 2013

Colby Phillips Update / FFA Leadership Camp
Park Board meet results from Tuesday July 16th. -- 7/17
Jackie "Jack" Eugene Lewis (July 13, 1955 - July 16, 2013) -- Funeral Services 10am Fri. July 19, 2013 at Faith Fellowship Church. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Lightning set Oologah gas line on fire -- per TV Channel 6 (~6pm Tuesday 7/16/2013).
Collinsville cheer camp moved to high school & speed camp postponed 1 day.
-- Ted 8:15pm
Don't forget youth football camps next week!!! It's not too late to register!!! Monday and Tuesday, July 22nd & 23rd Cardinal Skills camp for 1st through 4th grades. Thursday and Friday, July 25th & 26th Cardinal Pad camp for 4th through 6th grades. Camps are at Sallee field from 6:30 to 8:30. WALK UP'S ARE WELCOME!!! -- Thanks, Kevin Jones (Collinsville Cardinal Football) 7/16/2013
Misc. News: Middle School Schedule Pickup / School Supply Funds Request
July 16, 2013

Read For Ice Cream / Rock Gym 5K Friday
Apparently there is not a single CHS student bored enough this summer to offer me an hour of their time to help sort photos? -- Ted Wright 7/16/2013 (Previous Request June 25th) email:
Note: I have a senior and freshman volunteer now but could still use help with Soph & Jr. photos.
JrHi Softball Parent-Player Meeting Thursday July 25th at CHS Commons 6:30pm Oklahoma Sales Tax Holiday: August 2-4, 2013 For Specific School Clothing Purchases Results from 7/15/2013 City Commission Meet -- City Trash Truck Mechanical problems linger, CDI financially sound, Governor wants to sell GRDA, ... etc.
Chad Willard (2001 Collinsville graduate) has been hired by Claremore High School as their new Head Wrestling Coach. -- per an email from Clyde Willard 7/15/2013 -- (Previous Coverage 2005) Tentative September 2013 calendar -- 7/14/2013
Agenda For July 15th City Meet
July 12, 2013

ISO Citation Presentation By Randy Brogdon
Youth cheer camp: Sallee Field 6:00-8:30pm, Mon, Tues, Thurs and Fri. (July 15-19) I still have photo CDs waiting for Sam Smith, Newt Salisbury, Dylan Helm, Seth Williams, and Colby Cole. -- Ted 7/12
CHS Summer Football Prep
July 11, 2013

Passing Only League -vs- Cascia Hall Here
Park Ordinance Changes To Be Reviewed At July 16th Meet
July 11, 2013

Hope To Bring Old Ordinances Up-To-Date
Misc. News: Kindergarten Supply List (ECC)
July 11, 2013

Jarrod Shearer To Teach At Nowata / Band Booster Officers
Chamber Appreciates City & County Employees
July 11, 2013

City Park Picnic
Fall 2013 classes begin August 19th at the new Owasso campus of Tulsa Tech. Garage Sale for kindergarten teachers July 13th at 10517 E. 136th St. N. (8am) -- paid advertisement 9/10/2013
Tiffany Isam Signs For Cowley College Softball
July 10, 2013

Joins Cardinal Teammate Shannon Driggers
Preliminary Information For Proposed School Improvements
July 10, 2013

Voters Will Decide on Bond Issue Oct. 8th
Thursday July 11th: 11:45am -- Chamber of Commerce Meet (at City Park) for City Worker Appreciation picnic Garage Sale (fundraiser) for Collinsville Community Church on July 27th from 8-2.
Marcene Elaine McClain (70) passed away July 3, 2013. A CHS 1960 graduate and sister of Pastor Kelvin Limbocker. -- per 7/7/2013 Tulsa World Misc. News: Beams Up Today For New Overpass at 116th & Highway 75
July 9, 2013

Soccer Camp / CHS Cross Country Schedule
Band Boosters met July 9th: color guard will have July 20th car wash
The City of Collinsville is accepting applications for a full-time position of cashier clerk. Under general supervision, this position is responsible for answering telephones, taking utility payments, handling utility customers, and other duties as assigned. 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 and two years cashier experience.
Applications may be obtained at 106 N. 12th; Human Resources, P.O. Box 730, Collinsville, OK 74021 or e-mailed to; Resumes will not be accepted without an application.The City of Collinsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. -- (7/9/2013)
Check back later for more results from school board meet.Tim Reed was sworn in as the new board member. The board also approved calling an Oct. 8th election to decide a $20 million bond for school improvements. 7/9/2013 Just received word from Jim Riley that varsity football game start times will be 30 minutes earlier this year (statewide) ... starting at 7pm instead of the traditional 7:30. -- Ted Wright 9:15pm 7/8/2013
VBS -- Collinsville’s Church of the Nazarene is having their vacation bible school this week starting tonight thru Thursday at 6:30pm to 9pm. Contact the church at 918/371-2236 for more info. -- Thanks, Carol Toppah (7/8/2013) Opal Pearl Creekmore (May 5, 1922 - July 6, 2013) -- services pending -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Sharon Kay Owens (March 28, 1942 - July 6, 2013) -- A Memorial service will be 10:30 a.m., July 13, 2013 at the First Christian Church of Vera. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Misc. News: Water Tower Interior To Be Re-Painted
July 5, 2013

All-State Summary For 2012-13 / OHP's 4th of July
Revised Registration Form For Speed Camp -- 7/8/2013 (Additional Info)
School Board Agenda For Monday July 8th
July 3, 2013

School Bond Election Call & New Board Member To Be Sworn In (Tim Reed)
Have a Happy & Safe 4th of July
I noticed the gas price jump from 2.99 to 3.09 today. -- Ted 7/3/2013 (Price went back to 2.99 the next day after Egypt coup concerns calmed.)
4th of July Came Early This Year
July 2, 2013

Independence Day Celebrated At City Park Tuesday
Spectatular Fireworks
Joshua McBlair Asking For Help To Restore Caboose
July 2, 2013

Eagle Scout Project
Summer Conditioning For CHS Football
July 1, 2013

Also Cheerleaders & Colorguard ...
Results from July 1st City Commission Meet: Main water tower drained for interior painting, contracts approved, city employee personnel manual changes approved, ... --7/1/2013
First Week Of July Cooler Than "Normal"
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