Dec. 2014 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... email Ted Wright: ... Frequently Asked Questions
Misc. News: Baptist Church Construction Continues
December 31, 2014

Dec. 27th Snow / Boys Basketball Bracket
Welcome 2015
Drive Carefully -- Collinsville Rural Fire responding to a report of a single vehicle rollover on Highway 75 just north of Highway 20 about 6:05pm Thursday Jan 1. 2015 -- Sleet & freezing rain off and on today to start the new year.
CHS Basketball Girls Finish 2nd At Bartlesville Tournament
December 31, 2014

Closing Seconds Loss To Owasso
Happy New Year
Kyle Smalygo requested I temporarily remove his post from yesterday -- Ted 12/31/2014
City Hall will be closed New Years Day so Thursday trash pickup moves to Wednesday Dec. 31.

Collinsville Graduate Margaret Ann Soudry McCutchen died Saturday. Visitation 5-7 p.m. Monday and service 1 p.m. Tuesday, both at Freeman Harris Funeral Home. RIP Maggie -- Per Jeanie Barnes Facebook Post 12/29/2014 -- [Ted Note: As I've been reading 1964 newspapers for the 50 year ago articles in the Times Star newspaper, I've been reminded of Margaret Soudry's rare at the time heart surgery]

Chamber of Commerce Banquet Info for Jan. 31st -- 12/30/2014 Collinsville Lady Cardinals "Dog Pile" Basketball Booster Club (Facebook post Monday Dec. 29th): The Lady Cardinals beat Bishop McGuinness in the 1st round of the Bartlesville Lady Bruin Holiday Classic. They will play again Tuesday evening in the semi-finals at 7:30 against NW Classen.
2014 Year End Summary
December 28, 2014

Top Stories During 2014
Community Church updates: Music & Events & Youth -- 12/28/2014 Cara Cowan Watts announced Saturday Dec. 27, 2014, the official start of her campaign for Principal Chief of the Cherokee Nation. Lee Keener is running for Deputy Chief.
Ernest Alfred Staniford (Born: April 01, 1921 - Died: December 25, 2014) -- Funeral Service 2pm Tues. Dec. 30, 2014 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel.
Roberta Kickapoo reports via Facebook that her father Clifford Thomason passed away Dec. 26, 2014 -- Rosary Thurs. Jan. 1 (7pm) at Nick Reynolds Chapel. Funeral mass Fri. Jan 2 (10:30am) at St. Therese Catholic Church. -- Obituary
Ora Lee Kindle (Born: January 07, 1937 - Died: December 24, 2014) Oologah --Services 10am Tues., Dec. 30, 2014 at the Zion Hill Church in Oologah -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Danny Duane Sharp (Born: January 14, 1951 - Died: December 24, 2014) -- Oologah -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Light snow here Saturday morning -- 12/27/2014
West Plains, Missouri, followup story on Andrew Evans' saving the life of 13 month child Dec. 19th. --12/24/2014 Joy Humble reports via Facebook that her father Ernie Staniford passed away Christmas Day -- 12/25/2014 Mitch Enloe (Born: July 19, 1942 - Died: December 24, 2014) Ramona -- VVEC employee. Services Pending. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Youth Wrestling Tournament Here Tuesday
December 23, 2014

Cardinal Christmas Classic
The Railroad Crossing on South 12th Street has reopened. I'm not sure exactly when as it was still being worked on mid-day Friday and I didn't check again until Monday afternoon. -- Ted 4pm 12/22/2014 City Hall will be closed Thursday (12/25) & Friday (12/26). City trash pickup for Thursday moves to Wednesday. Friday trash pickup moves to the following Monday Dec. 29th. -- Ted
Youth Wrestling at CHS Tuesday Dec. 23rd
School Is out until Jan. 6th
Jim Riley's Game Summary of CHS basketball sweeps at Inola Friday (12/19) & Skiatook here Thur. (12/18)
Peaceful 1st & 2nd Graders
December 22, 2014

Wilson Elementary Character Kids
Misc. News: Ugly Sweaters / Gas Prices Under $2
December 21, 2014

Football Banquet / Chorus Assembly / Basketball Brackets

CHS Wrestlers In Kansas City
December 19-20, 2014

Robbins 4th & Keim 7th
I'm wondering if Wagoner Police Officer Andrew Evans that saved a child's life as shown on Channel 6 TV news at 10PM Friday is the same as our CHS 2006 Grad Andrew Evans? -- Ted 12/19/2014 -- 10:15pm -- YES -->
I wanted you to share this amazing story on cvilleok, Andrew Evans is one of my classmates from Collinsville (Graduate of 2006) and long time friend of my husband and I. He is truly a hero. -- Taylor Kite 12/20/2014 7am

Varsity Basketball -vs- Skiatook
December 18, 2014

Girls Dominated & Boys Finished Strong
CHS Basketball: 4 game sweep of Skiatook here Thursday -- 12/18/2014
JV Girls 39-9; JV Boys 41-18; Var Girls 70-38; Var Boys 62-49
JrHi Basketball -vs- Pryor
December 15, 2014

Sample Photos from Monday
JV Basketball -vs- Skiatook
December 18, 2014

JV Girls & Boys Started Cardinal Sweep
The Cast and Crew of the CHS Situation would like to wish you a Merry Christmas! View our episode. -- Kim Myers 12/17/2014
CHS Basketball here -vs- Skiatook Thursday Dec. 18th (after spaghetti)
CHS Wrestlers To Kansas City Tournament this weekend
Misc. News: Koscheski Football Recognition / 12th Street RR Crossing Improvements
December 17, 2014

Insurance Tips / Virtual Tour Opportunity
Quiz Bowl Challenge
December 12, 2014
(Online Dec. 17th)
Academic Team -vs- Teachers
E. E. "Gene" Whitfield (Born: November 20, 1931 - Died: December 12, 2014) Memorial Service set for 11am Fri., December 26, 2014 at First Baptist Church. -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Facebook Post Leads Police To Owasso Burglary Suspect -- Newson6 12/17/2014 -- Arrested by Collinsville Police
Church of Christ Buildings Demolished
December 15, 2014

Making Room For New Facility At Same Space
City Park Board Met Dec. 16th
December 16, 2014

Nick Mendez Proposal For City Lake Bike Trail
Check back for city commission results and a few photos from JrHi basketball Monday: 7th boys leading at half, 8th girls lost and 9th girls beat Pryor. -- Ted 12/15/2014 8:20pm Spaghetti Dinner this Thursday night from 5 - 7:30. HS Commons Area. $7 per person. Spaghetti, garlic bread, drink and dessert. Proceeds benefit the Academic Team for Nationals trip.
CHS Wrestling Team 2nd at Mid-America Nationals
December 12-13, 2014
Individual Titles for Tanner & Robbins
Prevention Education For 7th & 10th Graders
December 15, 2014
Parents Can Preview Material
DETOUR -- Railroad crossing on south 12th Street closed for repairs -- Dec. 15, 2014
Collinsville Bands Entertained At Owasso PAC
December 12, 2014
6th-12th Grade Band Members Performed Friday
Christmas Parade
December 13, 2014
Chamber of Commerce Event
Misc. News: Slab For New CHS Gym / Spaghetti Dinner For Quiz Bowl Team
December 12, 2014
Community Church News / CHS Basketball At Coweta
Agenda For Monday Dec. 15 City Meet
Dec. 12, 2014

CoxCom Franchise & Park Sculpture
Let the CCC Band entertain you Friday 7pm at Owasso HS, then enjoy the 11am Saturday Collinsville Christmas Parade followed by an all-you-can-eat chili dinner at the Masonic Lodge to help the band. -- Ted 12/12/2014 Ginger Lyn (Turner) Lovan, 36, of Collinsville, died Nov. 26, 2014. Services were Dec. 6th, 2014. -- Johnson Funeral Home Sperry.
Collinsville FFA Featured On O.E.T.A.
December 10, 2014
Oklahoma's Oldest FFA Chapter Asked To Comment
1st Grade Christmas Program
December 9, 2014
Singing At Baptist Tabernacle
Carlton Vernon Howard (Born: February 14, 1924 -- Died: December 09, 2014) Funeral Services 10am Fri., Dec. 12, 2014 at First Baptist Church. Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Facebook Reports: CHS Basketball girls beat Coweta 63-24, JV girls won 47-9. 8th Grade basketball boys beat Oologah 43-18. CHS wrestlers lost 27-34 at Neosho, Missouri. -- Ted 12/9/2014
Cannon Vogel Earned Spot On Oklahoma Quiz Bowl All-Star Team
December 9, 2014
Six Will Represent Oklahoma At National Meet
Check back for school board (Monday) results and a few photos from the first grade Christmas program (Tuesday) -- Ted 12/9 Appears the CHS basketball games at Coweta tonight will be on Cardinal TV (Girls at 6pm) & (Boys at 7:30) -- Ted 4:50pm Tuesday 12/9/2014
The CHS Wrestlers will be at Neosho Tuesday (Dec. 9th) and the Enid Tournament Fri/Sat. Dec 12-13 ... and Kansas City the following weekend. The CHS boys basketball games vs Wright Christian will be JV at 5:00 and Varsity at 7:30 (Friday there) -- Jim Riley 12/9/2014
Misc. News: Collinsville Preparing For Christmas Parade Saturday
December 8, 2014
HRC News / Flags For Pearl Harbor Day
Collinsville FFA On OETA -- 12/8/2014
Band Concert Friday (Dec 12)
Christmas Parade Saturday (Dec 13)
CHS & JrHi Choirs Entertained Sunday
December 7, 2014
"Holiday Favorites" At CHS Gym
I just got a phone call from Tulsa County. The railroad crossing at South 12th and Garnett will be closed for repairs beginning 12/15/2014. They do not know how long the repairs will take. --Pamela J Polk (Collinsville City Manager) 12/8/2014
CHS Basketball Girls Won Bixby Tournament With Wins Over Owasso & Stillwater
December 4-5-6, 2014
CHS Boys At Coweta Tournament
2014 Angel Tree -- The Angel Tree cards are on the Christmas trees at all three local banks; Valley National Bank, RCB, and American Bank. There are 151 Collinsville "Angel Tree" children this year. Please pick up an Angel Tree card and bless a child in need this Christmas. -- Thanks, Leigh Erickson (Dividing Bread Ministry) 12/6/2014
Chamber of Commerce Meeting
December 4, 2014
Fire Safety & Virtual Tour Offer
Oologah lost to Wagoner in 4A Football finals Friday. Skiatook plays in 5A final Saturday. -- Ted 12/5 Skiatook lost to Lawton Mac in 5A football finals -- Ted 12/6
School Board Agenda For Monday Dec. 8th
December 5, 2014
Herald Elementary Presentations
No School Board Elections Required (For Collinsville) Or Elsewhere In Tulsa Co. -- Tulsa World -- Dec 3, 2014 According to the 3-point Club Facebook page: The CHS Basketball boys lost to Rogers (Arkansas) at Coweta Thursday but the JrHi boys got 3 wins at Tahlequah. -- 12/5/2014
Shirley Mae Cawvey Henry (September 10th, 1937 -- November 30, 2014) -- Honorary Memorial reception at Community Room of American Bank, 200 E. Main St., Collinsville from 2-4 PM on Saturday, Dec. 6, 2014. Donel Gene Tucker (September 17, 1934 – November 26, 2014) -- Former Collinsville Mayor -- Mowery Funeral Service (Previous Coverage) Ron Evans reports that Owasso's basketball girls (barely) beat Edison ... so the Collinsville Girls will play Owasso Friday 5:30 at the Bixby Tournament. -- Ted 3pm Thursday 12/4
Chorus Concert Sunday Dec. 7th
JrHi Wrestlers At Sand Springs This Fri/Sat
Band Concert Dec. 12th at Owasso
Misc. News: Library Collecting Christmas Cards For Servicemen / Crown Auditions
December 4, 2014

Middle School Academic Team
5A-4 Football District Honors
December 4, 2014

Coach of Year and 8 CHS Seniors Recognized
5A - 4 All-District Football Announcement -- Ted 12/4/2014 Chamber of Commerce Meet Dec. 4th Lee Ray Stout (Born: September 27, 1938 -- Died: December 02, 2014) -- Memorial Service 2pm Mon., December 8, 2014 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel.
CHS Basketball Split With Claremore
December 2, 2014

Boys Won / Girls Lost But Remembered Coach Campbell
Oklahomans on Medicare have Dec. 7th deadline to review/switch their Part D prescription drug plan or Medicare Advantage plan for potential savings. -- 12/2/2014
Dec. 1 City Commission Results: Downtown sound system approved; water quality issue discussed; former mayor passed away. -- 12/2/2014 JrHi Basketball -vs- Claremore
December 1, 2014

8th Girls & 9th Boys Photos Only
School Board Filing Period Closed Dec. 3rd
Middle School Student Council
November 25, 2014
(Online Dec. 1)
Turkey Bowling And Canned Food Drive
Misc. News: Local Band Members In Youth Symphony / Donation To Arubah Clinic
December 2, 2014

Video Production Planned Along With "Live At The Crown"
December School Menus PHOTOS -- If any CHS Cross Country parent or student or coach would like a free copy of my 2014 XC photos, drop by with a thumb drive big enough for 2.4GB at my ESC office. -- Ted Wright Nov. 19, 2014 -- (and my offer still stands for volleyball and softball) ... I will try to get football, cheer & band photos organized before the end of year.
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