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Mark Lewis Dixon (October 14, 1965 - September 29, 2013) -- Funeral Services 10am Wed., October 2, 2013 at First Baptist Church. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home -- (Previous Coverage) Just a reminder. The JV football game has been moved to Claremore at 6:30 -- Jim Riley Monday 9/30/2013 CHS Softball Wins Over Grove
September 30, 2013

Senior Nite Activities ... But Play Here Again Tuesday
Misc. News: October Is Teen Reading Month
September 30, 2013

Patchworkers Meet / Fog Sunday / 2012 Yearbooks
Homecoming Parade starts at 3pm Friday Oct. 4th
& Coronation at 6:30 before 7pm (Grove) Kickoff
CHS Softball at Home Monday (Sept 30th)... first time since Sept 3rd!
On behalf of the CHS cheer squad we would like to thank all of our supporters that came out this weekend. The parents, family, and friends always show great support and love. We would also like to thank the administrators: Mr. Due, Mr. West, Coach Riley, Mr.Coleman and Coach Jones. Thanks for making the trip to Stillwater for our first trip to the OSSAA State Cheer Competition. We had a blast! We are blessed to live in such a great community. -- Carman West and Mandy Burd (9/29/2013) -- [Preliminary state page -- Ted 9/30]
CHS Football Overtime Loss To Claremore
September 27, 2013

Regulation Ended 35-35
Misc. News: Letter Says School Bond Is Important For City ... Not Just The School
September 29, 2013

Masonic Baseball Support / Taylor RSU XC / Cheering In The Rain
8th Grade Football Win Over Tahlequah
September 26, 2013

Team Photo From August
9th Grade Football Win Over Tahlequah
September 26, 2013

Football Freshman Undefeated
I still owe you 8th, 9th, & varsity football photo pages and will try to get two elementary games in today (between rains). Not sure what the weather does for the fly-in today. I decided not to make the Stillwater trip today so I'd appreciate a few state cheer photos and wish them good luck. The Tulsa World has my photos ready in their slideshow format for the Claremore football game Friday. -- Ted -- 9am Saturday
38-42 Overtime Loss to Claremore in district football game for Collinsville High School. Regulation finished at 35-35. Collinsville scored a field goal in OT but Claremore scored a rushing TD on their first OT play. -- photos and detail later -- Ted 11:10pm Friday 9/27/2013
7th Grade Football Win Over Tahlequah
September 26, 2013

Team Photo From August
Good Luck To All Cardinal Teams & Cheerleaders!
The band boosters Facebook page says the CHS band will perform at 6:40pm at Claremore during pre-game. -- Ted 10:10pm Thursday 9/26/2013 Band schedule for Oct. 5th Bixby Band Contest added to band index page -- 9/27/2013
Check back over next few days for photos from JrHi Football with 3 wins over Tahlequah here Thursday. 7th won 22-6; 8th won 31-0; 9th won 7-0 -- Ted -- 9:35pm 9/26/2013 ( & I heard that we also had volleyball and softballs wins Thursday) Varsity volleyball defeated Catoosa 25-20, 25-12, 25-23 -- Toni Slagle 9/26/2013
Misc. News: Middle School Students Heard Memories Of Korean War
September 26, 2013

Cross Country Car Wash / Tags Removed For No Insurance
No School Friday September 27th for students (Professional Day for the teachers)
& CHS Football at Claremore
Sutton Avian Center: "It's All About Birds"
September 25, 2013

Presentation At Collinsville Middle School
Homecoming Parade Change: I need to add a correction to the parade information. The parade line up will begin at 2:00 and the parade will begin at 3:00. Everything has been moved up 30 minutes because of the earlier starting time for the football game this year. -- Missy DeLozier 9/25/2013
Police Dispatcher-Jailer - The City of Collinsville is seeking a full time emergency dispatcher. The candidate must be willing and able to work various shifts, some weekends and holidays. Computer skills are necessary. Must possess a valid Oklahoma driver license. High school or GED equivalent required. Full benefit package is available. Drug testing required. Applications can be made at City Hall, 106 N. 12th, Collinsville, OK or e-mail resume to: Collinsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. -- (9/25/2013)
Patricia "Pat" Dare Williams (July 1, 1924 - September 24, 2013) -- services pending. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
October school breakfast & lunch menus are online now ... you can link forward from the September pages until they become the primary links in a few more days. -- Ted 9/24/2013 Misc. News: Fundraisers: HHH + WWAH + Lames + Attitudes Competetive
September 25, 2013

Bud McAfee's 90th + CHS 1969 + Airman Acres Fly-In
Misc. News: CHS Academic Team "On A Roll" / Wilson Character Kids
September 24, 2013

Volleyball Report / 3rd Cheer Pizza / Senior Yearbooks
Collinsville Varsity Cheerleaders are going to STATE this Saturday! They will compete at 4:20 p.m. at Gallagher-Iba Arena in Stillwater! Wear RED and come support the Collinsville Cheerleaders! -- Mandy Burd 9/23/2013
Misc. News: Korean Veteran To Visit Middle School Class / Homecoming Parade Details
September 23, 2013

JrHi Football Report For BK Games / Haley Taylor RSU XC
The Varsity softball games with Skiatook that were originally scheduled for Oct 1, then changed, are back on for Oct 1 at 5 o'clock. -- Jim Riley 9/23/2013
CHS Cheer Qualified For State
September 21, 2013

Photos From Bixby Regional Saturday
Collinsville Varsity Cheer would like to give a big thank you to Code Red Underground for taking us to Hideaway Pizza to celebrate qualifying for STATE! We appreciate all the support you give us! -- Mandy Bird 9/22/2013 CHS Cheer -- Good Luck At State!
Ryan Haymaker up for Tulsa World's Athlete of the Week -- 9/23/2013 Looking Ahead: Final Home Volleyball Thursday (Sept. 26), No School Friday (Professional Day Sept. 27), CHS Football at Claremore (Sept. 27), Airman Acres Fly-In Saturday Sept. 28 ... see calendar for more ... CHS softball has been out of town since Sept. 3rd ... next home softball game is Sept. 30th
Misc. News: Airman Acres Fly-In Sept 28th
September 22, 2013

2013 Homecoming Royalty / Ronald McDonald On Friendship & Bullying
1st Grade Red Football
September 21, 2013

Close Game Here Saturday -vs- Skiatook
CHS Cardinal 44-17 Win Over Oologah
September 20, 2013

Cards/Haymaker Dominated 2nd Half After 2 Point Lead At Half
Volleyball -vs- Skiatook
September 19, 2013

7th-12th Grade Matches Here
CHS football Cardinals knock out Mustangs with big "Haymaker" punch 44-17

Ryan Haymaker (#25) on one of his 5 rushing TDs ... (53, 20, 15, 42 and 5 yards) against Oologah Friday.
Results From September Park Board Meeting
September 17, 2013

Considering Steel Sculpture + Reconsidered Playground Shade
Taste of Collinsville
September 19, 2013

Collinsville Downtown Inc. Event
Today's Softball game with Skiatook has been cancelled per Jim Riley -- Friday 9/20/2013 -- 9:50am The JV Football game on Sept. 23rd has been canceled. -- Jim Riley 9/20/2013 -- (Coach Jones indicates that Oologah did not have enough players available for that game) Hopefully the teachers have already turned in their CEF grant applications to their principals (due today) -- Ted 9/20/2013
Obituary: Edward (Skip) Harrington -- 9/19/2013 Varsity volleyball lost to Skiatook 17-25, 21-25, 22-25 -- Toni Slagle (9/19/2013) CHS Volleyball -vs- Berryhill
September 16, 2013

JrhI Played Rejoice & Berryhill Monday
Will have Taste of Collinsville photos later Will have Volleyball -vs- Skiatook photos later Just curious: my Sprint wireless device has been unable to establish an internet connection in over 24 hours ... having not heard anyone else complaining ... I'm gonna assume it is a problem with my device and not lack of signal? -- Ted 10:15am Thursday 9/19/2013 ... and in the meantime I have to stay at my school office without portable capability. -- Update: Was finally connected about 7:45pm Thursday ... so my new theory is things are better after so many folks down loaded their new I-Phone software?
Collinsville Varsity Cheer will be competing in Regionals this Saturday at 3:00 at Bixby High School. Please come and support the cheerleaders! -- Mandy Burd 9/19/2013 Check back later for: volleyball from Monday, park board from Tuesday, October calendar, October school menus, ... -- Ted 9/19
"Taste of Collinsville" Thursday (Sept. 19th) Splash Pad shuts down for winterization noon Friday (Sept. 20th) Results from 9/16 City Commission meeting -- 9/18  
Misc. News: "Responsible" Wilson Elem. Kids / First Baptist Painting Class
September 18, 2013

QB Club Homecoming Shirts
Josh McBlair Hosted Ceremony At Refurbished Caboose
September 16, 2013

His Eagle Scout Project Planning Started 2 Years Ago
The starting time for the game at Oologah this Friday is 7:30. -- Jim Riley (9/18/2013) for CHS Football Sept. 20th The last day to request an absentee ballot is 9/25/13 to vote absentee in the Oct. 8th School bond election. (Tulsa County Absentee Ballot Request.) Anyone who lives in OUR SCHOOL DISTRICT, not just Collinsville City limits may vote on the bond issue. -- Melanie Garrett (Collinsville Public Schools) 9/18/2013
-- Tulsa County Sample Ballot & (Additional school bond information & video)
Go Cardinals! On Monday afternoon the high school Academic Team competed at Sequoyah in three, back-to-back rounds of play against Sequoyah, Locust Grove, and Oologah and won all three matches for a record of 6-0 so far this season! Team members for Monday's matches were Jordan Carney, Sydney Vogel, Rachel Hadley, Spencer Braswell, Daniel Wilson, and Captain Cannon Vogel. -- Lynn Gowler (CHS Academic Team Coach) 9/18/2013 Friday night's football game at Oologah will be a PINK OUT on both sides of the stadium as a show of support for those whose lives have been affected by cancer. The school with the most pink will be recognized at halftime with an award accepted by the principal and all money collected during the game will be donated in that school's name. Let's support our school and community by showing that Cardinal Pride can be Pink! -- Lynn Gowler (CHS STUCO) 8/18/2013
Varsity volleyball lost to Coweta 18-25, 23-25, 20-25. -- Toni Slagle (9/17/2013) 5th Grade Football
September 14, 2013

Team & Cheer + Action -vs- Bartlesville White
CHS Football at Oologah Friday Evening -- 7:30pm kickoff (Sept 20)
From Coach Wes Harding: I want to let you know that Skip Harrington passed away yesterday. Skip was the gentleman that helped us coach. If you have a picture of him please post it. He helped coach the wrestling team to 3 state titles. He has been involved in wrestling his whole life. He moved here from Kansas because his sons got transfered to work at Spirit in Tulsa. They were Eddie and Jeff Harrington. He will be greatly missed. He also had a daughter named Cindy. Thank You! -- 9/17/2013 -- Update: At this time, all we know about Skip's funeral is that it will be in Derby, Ks next Monday. Location and time will be posted later. -- Jim Riley 9/18 -- The funeral for Skip Harrington is 10:00 am at St.Mary's Church in Derby Kansas next Friday. -- Jim Riley 9/19
Obituary: Edward (Skip) Harrington
-- added 9/19
Check back for city commission results, caboose dedication photos, and volleyball -vs- Rejoice and Berryhill all here Monday evening. The varsity volleyball ladies beat Berryhill 25-15, 25-9 & 25-22. -- Ted 8:15pm Monday 9/16/2013 -- Add Tuesday's park board meet to the backlog. -- 9/17 6th Grade White Football
September 14, 2013

Team & Cheer + Action -vs- Union Red
New video & photo information on school bond issue -- Ted 9/16/2013 $20 Flu Shots Available At School Sept. 20th ... by campus schedule added today -- 9/16/2013 Softball Schedule Revision: One 7 inning varsity softball game here with Skiatook on Friday Sept 20. Starting time at 3:00. Going to play 1 JV game on original date. Oct 1 -- Jim Riley 9/16/2013
CHS students: Friday Sept. 20th is last day for discounted price on 2014 yearbooks. See Mrs. Bowman. Thankful for a nice rain today ... the first in about a month ... with thunder waking me up about 5:15am Monday -- Ted 9/16/2013
The game time for tonight's JV football game is 6:00 p.m. not 6:30. Thanks -- Kevin Jones (Collinsville Cardinal Football) 9/16/2013 -- at Catoosa Our Book Fair runs from Sept. 16 - 20 at Wilson Elementary Library.
(Additional Book Fair Information) -- Thanks, Debbie Wolfe, LMS (Wilson Elem.) 9/16/2013
Josephine Swarer Petrie (January 4, 1944 - September 14, 2013) Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Misc. News: Craft Fair Oct. 12th / CHS Academic Team
September 15, 2013

5th Grade Football Fundraiser Sept. 16th / Mike Lames Fundraiser
CHS Football Loss To Catoosa
September 13, 2013

Unable To Repeat First Week Magic
Agenda For Sept. 16th Meet
September 14, 2013

Park Ordinance Overhaul
Freshman Football Cards Beat Claremore
September 12, 2013

No Photos But 7th & 8th & JV Reports Also
Both 5th & 6th grade Football Cards took losses here Saturday. Will be several days before I get to work on those photo pages. -- Ted 2:20pm Saturday 9/14/2013 -- I hear now that 6th Red won (out of town) and is still undefeated -- Ted -- Monday
Facebook posts indicate that Rusty Flanary passed away this evening. More info later. -- Ted 11:45pm Friday 9/13/2013
Melvin "Rusty" Flanary -- November 13, 1957 - September 13, 2013 (Floral Haven Broken Arrow). Service for Rusty Flanary will be Tuesday, September 17 at 10:00 am at the Baptist Tabernacle in Collinsville. The church is located off new 169 and 136th street north. Visitation is Monday from 6-8 at Floral Haven in Broken Arrow. -- Sunday 9/15/2013
Middle School Students Studied In The Park
September 11, 2013

Finding GPS Locations & Tennis For Exercise
Collinsville Cross Country Meet
September 12, 2013

HS & JrHi Races
Misc. News: Caboose Project Dedication Monday / Dancers Provide Night Out
September 12, 2013

Wilson Responsibility / ECC Playground Thanks
Updated photos from playground improvements at ECC added to their page -- 9/12/2013
Varsity volleyball girls defeated Oologah in 3 sets: 25-19, 25-20, 25-21. -- Toni Slagle 9/12/2013
Mini Editorial: If you've never been to a cross country meet, I recommend you go out to ECC/Herald/Sportsplex by 5pm Thursday (Sept. 12th) for the annual Collinsville hosted meet. You will see all the kids put in amazing efforts to cover the required miles in an amazingly short amount of time. It's FREE! and their only home meet. There will be 4 races with boys & girls teams for both varsity & JrHi. -- Ted Wright 9/11/2013 -- (FYI the Junior High Football teams host Claremore here starting at the same time but they have 4 home games scheduled.)
JrHi Softball -vs- Oologah
September 9, 2013

Collinsville Won 1st Game 4-3
Results from Sept. 9th school board meeting including comments on increased cutbacks from state and federal funding of schools & modified designs for the new elementary to increase roof slant and more classrooms. -- Ted 9/11/2013 5pm Wednesday -- [This is from the Tulsa World 9/12/2013: Reporting Oklahoma has cut state spending per student more than any other state]
Flu Shots Available At School Sept. 20th Ted, Thanks. I was awarded P.E. Teacher of the game Friday. It is sponsored by American Fidelty Insurance, to promote exercise and healthy habits in school. I go back Thursday nite to final home Shock game and they will announce a grand prize winner of all the teachers that have won. Thanks again, Ryan Christian (9/11/2013)
4th Grade Cardinal Football -vs- Broken Arrow Silver
September 7, 2013

Team Photos For Football & Cheer
Misc. News: ECC Playground Expanding
September 10, 2013

Eigenheer At HRC Meet / Taylor At RSU XC
Collinsville hosts a cross country meet here Thursday (5pm) and Catoosa for HS football (7pm) Friday night, and youth football at Sallee Field Saturday. The band boosters meet at 7 Tuesday at the football field. The new cross country booster organization meets tonight also (Tuesday) 6:30pm at Herald Elementary. -- Ted 2:30pm 9/10/2013
Check back for school board results later. And I'll have photos from the 1st game of JrHi Softball -vs- Oologah here tonight (a 4-3 win in an extra inning). But I'll be working the 4th grade football game from Saturday before starting either of those 2 above. -- Ted 9pm Monday 9/9/2013
I finally got all the protocol worked out with the Tulsa World and my photos from the Friday Skiatook at Collinsville football game are now online in their slideshow format. I'll be doing this for the school for many (but not all) of the remaining games also. They have someone else already slated for the Oologah, Pryor and Tahlequah games. -- Ted Wright 4pm Monday 9/9/2013
3rd Grade White Football -vs- South Tulsa
September 7, 2013

Team Photos For Football & Cheer
Congratulations to Ryan Christian! -- I am hoping for additional information and maybe a photo? ... but while most of Collinsville was watching the football thriller at Sallee Field Friday night, Ryan was honored at the Tulsa Shock basketball game as "teacher of the game". Ryan teaches P.E. to the CHS and alt ed students. -- Ted Wright 9/9/2013  
Misc. News: Two Rodrock Fundraisers
September 8, 2013

Sports Updates: JV Volleyball 1st + CHS Softball + JrHi Football at Grove
CHS Boys Cross Country: Dylan Dyer & Zach Sellers both medaled finishing 7th and 15th at the Bartlesville XC meet Saturday. The team finished 5th overall. Really proud of how everyone performed. -- Coach Dutton 9/8/2013
James Wolfe Passed Away September 4th
September 8, 2013

Memorial Service Scheduled For Sept. 28th
Private Graveside Military Service
School Bond Presentation For Chamber Members
September 5, 2013

School Improvements Vote Oct. 8th
Youth Football (9/7/2013): I have photos from today's 3rd Grade White 6-19 loss to South Tulsa and the 4th Grade 20-12 win over Broken Arrow Silver. May take me a few days to build those photo pages. I saw the end of the 3rd Grade Red's 24-6 win over Lincoln Christian but will wait for a complete game later for their coverage on cvilleok. -- Ted 8pm Saturday There will be a JV football game Monday Sept 9th -- 6:00 start at Skiatook. -- Jim Riley 9/7/2013
CHS Football Win Over Skiatook
September 6, 2013

"It Ain't Over Til Its Over"
I have uploaded 35 photos to the Tulsa World from the CHS -vs- Skiatook football game last night. Someone there will turn that into a slideshow soon for viewing at: -- Ted Wright -- 11:10am Saturday 9/7/2013 -- And don't forget you can also view the game online at CardinalTV. -- (The TW slideshow still wasn't online the last I checked. Also didn't hear any sound on CardinalTV? -- Ted 8pm Sat)
Agenda For Sept. 9th School Board Meet
September 6, 2013

Confirm Hires Since Last Meet
Misc. News: Stotts Is 3rd $1000 Winner
September 6, 2013

BBQ Fundraiser for Rodrock / 90th Birthday Soon For Former Mayor / Semi's Big Turn
College Fair, Essay Contests, etc... topics on CHS Counselor's Page -- 9/6/2013 I have Coach Redding's report (on the intro page for now) including a 35-0 9th grade football win at Grove last night. -- Ted 9/6/2013 -- Looking forward to the varsity football game here tonight ... remember varsity football games are 30 minutes earlier this year!
Collinsville - James E. Wolfe, 89, rancher, died Wednesday. Services pending. Add'Vantage, Tulsa. -- per 9/5/2013 Tulsa World TU Players Visit Collinsville Boy (Cale Gift) Recovering From Brain Surgery -- NewsOn6 -- 9/5/2013
Band Previewed 2013 Marching Program For Parents
September 3, 2013
First Public Performance Is Friday
Kent's Custom Cars & Trucks on Tulsa TV (KTUL video) -- 9/4/2013
CHS Football Here Sept. 6th 7pm -vs- Skiatook
Collinsville School Superintendent Terry Due will be discussing the upcoming School Bond Issue at the Chamber of Commerce noon luncheon Sept. 5th at the Library. Voters will decide the issue October 8th. The City of Collinsville announced today that the Splash Pad closing for the season will be noon Friday September 20th.. -- per Public Works Director Phil Stowell -- (9/4/2013)
Check back for results from Sept. 3rd city commission meet & band preview. And don't forget all varsity football games (and everything associated with them) are 30 minutes earlier this year ... state wide. -- Ted 8pm Monday 9/3/2013 Mary Risley reports the Collinsville Family Pharmacy was selected to be "Cash Mobbed" August 29th by 9 shoppers in the CDI organized event. -- Ted 9/4/2013
Have a safe and fun Labor Day Weekend! (No School Monday & City Monday Trash pickup moves to Tuesday) CHS Band Preview is Tuesday Sept. 3rd 7pm at Sallee Field
  Note: the "old" Chamber web site ( has gone away ... be sure to switch to the new site ( -- Ted 7/26/2013 Preliminary Information For Proposed School Improvements
July 10, 2013

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