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Misc. News: Car Washes By Cross Country & Color Guard
June 30, 2014

1st Baptist VBS / OHP Holiday Driving Warning
CHS Girls Basketball Coach Mark Campbell passed away 6/30/2014. Coach Campbell's services will be held Thursday July 3rd at Church On The Move at 1pm (1003 N. 129th East Ave). Visitation will be Wednesday night 6-8pm at Benjamin Funeral Home in Nowata, OK  
FYI -- I had the phone (371-1901) at the Newspaper Museum disconnected today. I had been pondering that change for over a year as I am rarely there and was getting mostly "junk" calls on the message recorder anyway. A 60% jump in this month's AT&T bill made it an easy decision. I will update a few key pages to remove that number online ... I've been posting it less in anticipation of this day ... but it will remain on 1000's of older cvilleok pages from the past 11+ years. Email has always been the best tool for me anyway ( or And I rarely post my cell phone online (918-798-1804) as I don't want all the "junk" calls there that come from internet search/solitations. -- Ted Wright -- June 30, 2014
Fireworks and other family fun activities will held at Collinsville City Park Thursday July 3rd (starting at 6pm). You can ride the shuttle from the high school parking lot. Friday July 4th city trash pickup moves one day earlier to Thursday July 3rd.
Construction Progress At New Upper Elementary
June 27, 2014

Will Hold 4th & 5th Graders In Just Over A Year
I have all of the requested photo CDs completed and available for pickup at my school (ESC) office. I will try to send individual emails today. I will be out of the office Wed. & Fri this week. -- Ted Wright 10:45am 6/30/2014
Misc. News: Voters Reject Barresi As Repeat State Superintendent
June 27, 2014

Cherokee Removal Ride / Chamber (Lego) Movie Packs Plaza
Robert Val Jean Inbody (Born: April 22, 1936 - Died: June 26, 2014) -- Ramona -- Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m., Monday, June 30, 2014 at the Collinsville Free Will Baptist Church -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.
Thank You To Those That Voted June 24th
Final free Chamber outdoor movie (Lego) June 26th ... Plaza was packed. If you enjoyed this activity, Thank the Chamber of Commerce. If you have suggestion for other activities contact the Chamber also.
There will be a brief special school board session Friday June 27th at 5:30 with two appropriation items. -- Ted 6/26
Results from June 23rd school board meeting: HS Improvements Plan Scaled Back + Terry Due Retirement -- 6/24/2014 I have reached the decision that I will NOT offer individual photo CDs next year. I will be lucky to finish this current batch before July (I used to have them wrapped up before June)... and have not even started on Nifty Fifties class prints. -- Ted Wright 6/23/2014
State School Superintendent Candidates Forum
June 17, 2014

Sample Ballots Include Several More State, Local & US Senate Races
Agenda For June 23nd School Board
June 20, 2014

HS Construction Plan Updates / Several Hires
Misc. News: Cherokee Information Restricted / VBS At Maranatha
June 19, 2014
Masonic Recognition / Former Pastor Visits
The School Enrollment Center is closed from June 15th through July 15th, 2014
School Job Postings Updated June 19th
Results from June 16th City Commission Meet: New Trash truck; yearly city budget approved, Jenny Walker to Park Board. CHS Summer Baseball
June 16, 2014

Played Sapulpa Here Monday
Results from June 17th City Park Board Meet: Suggestions for furniture placement & disc golf
Misc. News: Parker Earns Doctorate of Pharmocology
June 17, 2014

CHS Fall Softball Schedules / Chamber Movies
Nifty Fifties Reunion
June 14, 2014

Annual Gathering of CHS Grads From 1950s
Ted Mini Editorial: I attended the State School Superintendent Candidate Forum ... and the "anyone but Barresi" choice is obvious (to me and that audience) but who to replace her with is not so obvious. It appeared to me than any of the 4 democrats and 1 republican that answered questions Tuesday at Owasso (Barresi did not attend) would go a long way to repair the damage of the past 3 years but it will be your decision to pick the best from that group when you vote June 24th. -- Ted Wright 6/17/2014
I may have a bit more to say later on the superintendent candidates later. Those in attendance at Owasso were: Democrats (Freda Deskin, Jack Herron, John Cox, and Ivan Holmes) & Republican (Joy Hofmeister). -- Ted 6/17 10:40pm
Sample Ballots For June 24th State / Tulsa County Primaries:
June 17th: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Meet State School Superintendent Candidates (at Owasso High School PAC)
JV Baseball -vs- Bartlesville
June 11, 2014

Summer Baseball Here
CHS Varsity Baseball Monday June 16, at HOME vs Sapulpa, Doubleheader starts at 5:30pm -- per Their Facebook -- photos later

Betty Sue Gilley (Born: August 20, 1936 -- Died: June 16, 2014) Talala -- Graveside services 2:30 p.m., June 19, 2014 at the Ridgelawn Cemetery. -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.

Misc. News: Independence Day Celebration In Park / Patchworkers
June 16, 2014

Rock Gym 5K Poker Run / HHH Poker Run
Summer Pride (early morning football conditioning) began today for the CHS football team ... and runs thru Aug. 8th -- Ted 6/16/2014 Meet The Superintendent Candidates at Owasso today
Note: I've made updates to both the June & July calendars today -- Ted 11am Monday 6/16/2014 Eunice Osten Stritzke (Born: August 26, 1922 - Died: June 16, 2014) Talala. Worked two years at Douglas Aircraft in Tulsa and riveted airplanes, B-24 and B-26 bombers, during World War II. Had to move in 1959 when Oologah Lake was built. Funeral services Thursday, June 19, 2014 at 11am. at First Baptist Church of Talala. -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.
2014 Hogs 'N' Hot Rods
June 14, 2014

Thousands Enjoyed Cars, Bikes & Fun In Downtown Collinsville
Father's Day Sunday June 15th
Agenda For June 16th City Meet
June 13, 2014

Public Hearing On Proposed City Budget
Agenda For June 17th Park Board
June 13, 2014

Meeting Is At The Park Tuesday
Youth Summer Camps For Basketball Girls and Boys Baseball
June 10, 2014

3-Day Camps Were June 9-10-11
Check back for a few JV baseball photos from 6/11
Education Foundation Golf Scramble Helps Fund Teacher Grants
June 9, 2014

Annual Event At The Greens In Owasso This Year
Misc. News: Hogs 'N' Hot Rods Saurday
June 12, 2014

Newspaper Museum Visitors / City Dog Registration
Misc. News: Pastor Cate To Preach Last Sermon June 29th
June 10, 2014

Chamber Free Movies / Nazarene VBS
2014 CHS All-State Summary
June 11, 2014

Crutchfield and Griffin Updates
I'm never really "caught up" ... but the news backlog is down to just a few days now. I will eventually have photos for the CEF Golf Scramble, and youth camps this week (girls basketball & boys baseball), and an all-state update. Also hope to do first serious effort on individual photo CDs this week since about April. -- Ted 10:45am Tuesday June 10, 2014
Moonlight 5K Run / Cherokee Challenge
June 6, 2014

~1000 Runners On Collinsville Streets Friday
Ted Wright Traffic Safety Editorial
Rep. Earl Sears Spoke To Chamber of Commerce
June 5, 2014

Tough State Budget Decisions
Tulsa World Preview of 2014 CHS Football -- 6/9/2014 Sue Alice Carriker ( Born: April 25, 1920 - Died: June 07, 2014) -- Graveside Services 11am Wed., June 10, 2014 at the Ridgelawn Cemetery -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.
Misc. News: Library's Health Block Party / Halie Chambers Recognition
June 7, 2014

HS Football Voting / Food Bank Distribution
Monday June 9th: CEF Golf & Youth Sports Camps Sat. June 7th KTUL Report on Collinsville Man arrested Friday June 6th
Construction Status Around Town
June 6, 2014

School & Community Projects
Remember those that sacrificed so much ... D-Day June 6, 1944 ... (70 Years Ago) FYI ... if you missed them somehow ... the storm sirens sounded in Collinsville about 10:45pm Thursday June 5th ... with a possible tornado north of us near Talala having an uncertain path southward. The warning was soon downgraded and we just had another good rain. The Chamber's free outdoor movie (which finally started ~9pm) was also cut a bit short by the approaching lightning and rain. -- Ted
Cherokee 5K Moonlight Run was Friday (~8pm) -- June 6th -- please watch for runners on Collinsville streets Charlotte Jean Jackson (Born: May 18, 1930 - Died: June 03, 2014) Claremore -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.
Misc. News (C): CHS Academic Team Partial News
May 31, 2014
(Online June 5th)
Teachers Leaving / CEF Grill For Hogs
(June 5th) Thursday Night Plaza Free Movie: "The Nut Job" ... check back for photos ... also Chamber meet
Good Luck To Our Miss Collinsville(s) at the Miss Oklahoma Pageant -- [Preliminary night three Swimsuit winner, Kelsie Berg, Miss Collinsville. 6/5/2014]
Miss Collinsville Sendoff
May 28, 2014
(Online June 4th)
Modeled Wardrobe In Prep For Miss Oklahoma
Dana Banning Is District Teacher Of The Year
June 4, 2014

Announced May 28th
QB Club 5K Run
May 31, 2014
(Online June 4th)
2nd Annual Event Is Fundraiser For Collinsville Football Boosters
Sample Ballots For June 24th State / Tulsa County Primaries:
June 17th: 6:30pm – 8:30pm Meet State School Superintendent Candidates (at Owasso High School PAC)
School Report for Collinsville Schools (for 2012-13) -- Ted Note: these are different than the State's "A-F report cards" and lag a year. -- 6/3/2014 Results from Monday's (6/2/2014) School Board Meet -- High School Improvements Project Bids were rejected (about $2 million over budget) and discussion continues on rescoping / simplifying the project for rebid I see that the First Baptist Church has started the next phase of their on-going construction project with dirt moving on the corner of 14th & Main today. I'll have to get out for a photo soon ... but heard status that the new upper elementary has 1/3 of the slab poured and some metal going up already. The HS construction is on hold for about a month pending a rebid. -- Ted -- Tuesday 6/3/2014.
Congratulations To Connor Crutchfield named Baseball All-State (Large East infielder). Check back for more info. The All-State game will be near the end of June. -- Tulsa World 6/3/2014 4 additional job postings on the school site (6/2/2014): 2 Middle School Math Teacher/Coaches; Middle School Science Teacher, HS Computer Applications Teacher Results from Monday's (6/2/2014) City Commission Meet -- American Legion Building project plans, funding and schedules uncertain.
Collinsville FFA Needs Your Help! -- For the last few months a group of my students worked to create a video for the Oklahoma Farm Bureau youth video contest. I received word last week their video was chosen to be in the finals. As of yesterday, June 1st, voting began. Obviously the video with the most votes wins which is where we need your help! The video is posted to YouTube, every time our video is watched between now and June 14th we get a vote! I have posted the link below, please share this with anyone you think would be willing to help by watching.
A little background on the contest- The video had to be created by students in an Oklahoma FFA or 4-H Club/Chapter, the video had to be less than 3 minutes long, and the video had to promote a positive message about agriculture. -- Thank you! -- Jennifer Hamlin 6/2/2014
Free Movie at City Plaza (when it's dark enough) -- May 29th ... and each Thursday in June ... photos later
Miss Collinsville Sendoff was at City Hall May 28th ... photos later
QB Club 5K Run Saturday May 31st (5pm)
Cherokee Nation Moonlight Run (5K & 1K) Friday June 6th (8pm)
CEF Golf Scramble (For Academic Grants) Monday June 9th (10am)
June 2014 event calandar added -- 5/27/2014 Collinsville Downtown Inc. is seeking a program manager with applications due by June 9th. May 28th: Girls Softball & Boys Basketball camps begin June 9th: Baseball & Girls Basketball Camps Begin
Agenda For June 2nd School Board
May 30, 2014

Kevin Morrison Appointment To Board
Agenda For June 2nd City Meet
May 30, 2014

Veterans Building Improvements
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