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Cherokee 5K Moonlight Run is tonight (~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
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
PLAC meet Tuesday June 3rd / State Rep. Earl Sears will speak at Thursday's Chamber Lunch Meet / 2nd Free Movie Thursday Evening June 5th
Light The City Youth Rally
May 22, 2014 (Online June 2nd)

Sponsored By Current & Glorious Churches
First Of A Summer Series Of Free Outdoor Movies Downtown ("Frozen")
May 29, 2014 (Online June 2nd)

Presented By Chamber Of Commmerce
Summer Library Activities
May 31, 2014

Health Block Party Monday June 2nd
Check back (much later) for photos from Sat. May 31st QB Club 5K (Link to overall results) with Toby & Carrington Buoy the top male and female finishers. -- more later -- Ted 11:20pm Saturday Hogs 'N' Hot Rods is June 14th
Misc. News (A): 4th & 5th Grade JA Biztown / 7th & 8th Grade Band Trip
May 31, 2014

Home Representative Club May Meeting / Block Party
Misc. News (B): Wilson & 6th ELA Supply Lists
May 31, 2014

Masonic Award / 1st Baptist VBS
4 new job postings on the school site (5/30/2014): HS Art Teacher, Chorus Director, 1st Grade Teacher, & 3rd Grade Teacher Park Board Meeting Results
May 20, 2014 (Online May 31st)

Project Status and Creek-vs-Pond Followup
Results from May 19th City Commission Meet: Melodie Bateman is city commissioner (again)
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
5th Grade Track Meet Sampler
May 22, 2014
(Online May 30th)
Herald Elementary Annual Event
Misc. News: June 24th Sample Ballots / Girls Painted Hydrants Like Dalmations
May 30, 2014

Dodgeball Champs / PLAC Meet / Milestones Pediatric Care
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)
3rd Grade Track Meet Sampler
May 20, 2014
(Online May 29th)
Herald Elementary Annual Event
4th Grade Track Meet Sampler
May 21, 2014
(Online May 29th)
Herald Elementary Annual Event
3-Day Camps Started For Youth Basketball & Softball
May 28, 2014

CHS Football Practice Also
Misc. News: Graduations -- Loftin(s), Johns, and Tyler
May 29, 2014

Dakota Stearman Was Senate Page
2nd Grade Track Meet Sampler
May 14, 2014
(Online May 28th)
Also Field Day May 9th

1st Grade Track Meet Sampler
May 15, 2014
(Online May 28th)
Wilson Elementary Annual Event
Misc. News: Wilson Elementary Character Kids
May 27, 2014

Brinkley On Weather / Watts On Cherokee Mothers
Sample CHS Activities
May 14 & 18 & 21, 2014

Senior & UG Awards + Baccalaureate
Much needed rain over Memorial Day Weekend
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
2014 Individual CHS Graduate Pages Are Now Complete
May 26, 2014

Partial Pages Were Uploaded May 6th

Robert "Bob" M. Hellen (Born: January 09, 1962 -- Died: May 22, 2014) --Funeral services 11am Tues., May 27, 2014 at Meadowcreek United Methodist -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.

Misc. News: 6U Baseball / ECC Staff & "Pioneer" / JrHi XC Color
May 23, 2014

ECC McTeacher Night Check
Have a safe & fun Memorial Weekend (& Summer)
City trash pickup for Monday is delayed until Tuesday May 27th
John Henry Roberts (Born: April 07, 1938 -- Died: May 22, 2014) of Talala. -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.
Friday Update: I have ~34 senior pages that still need finishing touches ... but will work on old news just a bit more today before getting back to those. -- Ted 10:45am 5/23/2014 -- Be sure to remember our veterans and other departed loves ones this weekend ... and enjoy the park / splash pad and end of school ...
Last day of classes for the students is Friday May 23rd ... Memorial Day is Monday May 26th ... teachers come back May 27-28
Misc. News: Thanking Police / Diploma Pickup /
Free Outdoor Movies Downtown

May 22, 2014

Reynolds & Stavros State Tennis / Holiday Safety
Misc. News: Bigfoot Print Ribbon Cutting / New Park Play Equipment
May 21, 2014

CHS Baseball All-Stars / Diana Shultz Library Sendoff
Lee & Chamberlin Received Masonic Recognition
May 9, 2014
(Online May 21st)
ECC "Students of The Day"
I could not attend the city meet (due to CHS graduation duties Monday May 19th) but heard that Larry Shafer was voted vice-Mayor and former City Commissioner Melodie Bateman was appointed to fill the remainder of Bud York's commission term now that he is Mayor. -- Ted Wright 5/21/2014 Ward-Wiseman Animal Haven in Collinsville is having their first adoption day at Eastside Veterinary Hospital on 146th street in Collinsville on Saturday May 31st from 9 am -12. -- Mary Francis (5/21/2014)
I've been to the High School undergraduate awards assembly already and will soon be at the 4th grade track. Will continue to work on the news backlog. -- Ted 10:10am Wednesday May 21st -- Will also report on Tuesday's park board meet later. Final CHS Situation is Top 10 Favorites -- 5/21/2014
High School Graduation
May 19, 2014

Collinsville High School Class of 2014
5A State Track Meet At Yukon
May 16-17, 2014

Collinsville Cardinals Participated
Congratulations 2014 Graduates!
The Tulsa World has posted the Collinsville Graduation slideshow with the photos I submitted Monday evening. -- Ted Wright May 20, 2014 -- It includes a few photos from the Seniors Awards assembly and Baccalaureate. Youth Baseball Camp -- June 9th,10th, 11th and 12th from 9:00 to 12:00 at the CHS field. Cost is 75.00 for 12 hour of instruction and a camp t-shirt. For info they can contact Coach Tony Reeder at 918-698-3818. (5/20/2014)
Youth Softball Camp May 28-29-30
May 18, 2014

For 6U-15U Softball Girls
Football Summer Camps & Summer Pride
May 18, 2014

1st-12th Grade Activities (Deadlines This Week)
Grad Page Status: Sorry, I still have about 60 seniors who's page have not been completed. Those will likely remain on hold while I attend events and work off the news backlog this coming week. -- Ted 1pm Sunday May 18th
Soccer Awards + Coronation + Alumni
May 8-9, 2014 (Online May 17th)

Dalia Perez All-State & Soccer Queen
CHS Graduation Is Monday May 19th at TU Reynolds Center (+ 2pm Sunday Baccalaureate)
City Commission Agenda For May 19th
May 17, 2014

Potential Ward 2 Commissioner Appointment
Butterfly Release
May 7, 2014 (Online May 17th)

Wilson Elementary Event
3 new job postings for the school: Reading Specialist & 2 Kindergarden Teachers -- 5/16/2014 Park Board Agenda (pdf) for Tuesday May 20th -- 5/17/2014
8th Graders Studied Civil War & Constitution
May 6-7, 2014 (Online May 16th)

Make (Paper) Quilts & Earned New Flag
Misc. Sports: State Golf & Tennis
May 16, 2014

Wrestling Awards For Gary Wayne Harding
The Collinsville VFW will be having a GARAGE SALE FUNDRAISER on Friday May 16th 6 PM to 8 PM ($5 per person to get in and shop early Friday) and Saturday 17th 8 AM to 4 PM. The sale is inside at the VFW . Address 15637 N. 137th East Ave. (1 mile north of Kentscustomcars&trucks). We have all sorts of items donated by our local veterans and their families. We are raising money to support our ability to assist veterans in need, their widows and families. Please come out and support your local VETERANS. -- Kevin Lutz (Collinsville VFW Chaplin) 5/6/2014
Friday Morning Status: Only about half of the 2014 grad pages are "complete", info for a softball camp (May 28-29-30) and summer football activities had been trapped in my news backlog for days ... hope to get that organized & online this weekend ... along with lots of other "old" (May 7th & beyond) news. -- Ted Wright -- 9:30am May 16, 2014 -- Also reflecting on the fact that my Grandmother Maybelle Keith graduated from Collinsville High School 100 years ago in 1914 (... and 45 years for me).
CHS Baseball Hosted Regional
May 7-8, 2014 (Online May 15th)

Cards Couldn't Get Past Pryor
Final CHS "The Situation" Video for this school year -- 5/15/2014
Good luck to the CHS student athletes at the Special Olympics, State Track Meet, and Boys State Tennis
Misc. News: Volleyball Boosters Meet Today + Scoops Fundraiser May 21st
May 14, 2014

"Light The City" May 22nd / PLAC(s) Host Superinendent Candidates
CHS Awards Of Excellence
May 6, 2014 (Online May 14th)

Nifty Fifties Recognition Banquet
HRC Senior Tea
May 6, 2014 (Online May 13th)

CHS Senior Girls Hosted By Home Representative Club
Tentative 2014 CHS Volleyball Schedule (pdf) -- Art Smalygo 4/13/2014 ... check back ... in the queue are Nifty Fifty awards, regional baseball, soccer awards, butterfly release, etc ... -- Ted 5pm Tuesday May 13th -- and 2nd grade track finals and Senior Awards assembly are tomorrow (Wednesday) & 3 days of Special Olympics begin in Stillwater
2nd Annual SWAT Games
May 2, 2014 (Online May 12th)

SWAT (Students Working Against Tobacco)
Bobby Neil Clinton (Born: August 08, 1956 -- Died: May 11, 2014) -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.
Louise Ruby Varner (Born: January 22, 1949 -- Died: May 12, 2014) -- Funeral Services 10am Friday, May 16, 2014 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel.
Misc. News: Dog Dip / Flower Sale / State Golf / Trailer Theft / VFW Garage Sale Friday
May 12, 2014

CHS Football Meeting & Physicals
CHS Senior Page updates will likely not all be done by graduation next Monday  
City Transitions: New Mayor & Commissioner
May 5, 2014

Swearing In: Mayor York & Commissioner Garrett + Park (Bond) Funding + Ward 2 Seat Empty Pending Appointment
Band Concert
May 5, 2014 (online May 11th)

6th+7th+8th+CHS Bands Performed
Chorus Concert & Coronation
May 1, 2014 (online May 9th)

Marissa Boggs Crowned By Kenneth Smith
Saturday May 10: Free Flea Dip 8-noon at city hall plaza & regional track at Claremore Cooper Beaty (97) died May 5, 2014. Former Collinsville pastor. -- Link To BA Ledger 5/9/2014
CHS Baseball Cardinals fall to Pryor again ... season over .. photos later -- Ted 5/8/2014 -- Collinsville started the bottom of the 7th down 1-6 but a Wilkins solo homer made it 2-6 before the Cards loaded the bases, then with an error making it 3-6, with the bases still loaded for designated hitter Stanley Sallee ... but he got more height than distance for the final fly ball out.

Lowell Forrest Collins, resident of Oologah, passed away Monday evening, May 5, 2014 in Claremore. He was 97 years of age (born March 29, 1917). Funeral services for Lowell will be held at 1:00 PM Friday, May 9, 2014 at the Collinsville Baptist Tabernacle. -- Mowery Funeral Service, Owasso. -- (This is for Markita Schubert's Father & Justin, Jana and Katie's Grandfather. -- Dale Schubert 5/8/2014)

Band Coronation
May 1, 2014 (online May 8th)

Micaela Rush Crowned By Eric Shockley
Chorus concert / coronation is next on my backlog list Chamber of Commerce evening event ... at BigFoot Printing was Thursday May 8th
Misc. News: Girls Basketball Camp In June / CHS Academic Team / Prescription Drug Abuse Legislation
May 8, 2014

Robert L. Evans Passed Away / "Cooperative" Wilson Elementary Students
CHS regional baseball game delayed til 2pm -- Ted noon Splash pad to open May 23rd
CHS Girls Golf
May 8, 2014

Team Photo Taken May 1st
Check back for info on Girls Basketball camp in June + Wilson Elementary butterfly release this afternoon + lots of other backlogged news -- Ted -- Wednesday 5/7/2014 -- (Also Ms. Blevins' 8th graders and Wilson Character Kids, Senior Tea, Nifty 50 Awards, ...) Track Regional order of events for Sat. May 10th at Claremore HS
Hayden Wichmann pitched Collinsville through 6 innings tied 1-1 with Pryor but Pryor scored in the 7th to push Collinsville into the Thursday noon elimination game -vs- Skiatook, then needing two wins over Pryor to make state. -- Ted 9:45pm Wed.
CHS Sports: State Qualifiers In Golf & Tennis
May 7, 2014

Tennis Boys 2nd / Soccer Awards-Royalty-Alumni / Youth Football Signups / QB Club 5K Run Signups
Collinsville Baseball Regional win 10-1 over (OKC) Western Heights ... and will play Pryor at 7:30 tonight. -- Photos later -- Ted 5pm (Skiatook & Western Heights in elimination game before that)  
Free Flea and Tick Dip -- May 10, 2014 from 8am-Noon at Collinsville City Hall (Plaza) and Skiatook Tractor Supply -- per City of Collinsville Web Site -- 5/6/2014 -- (Discounted vaccinations also available) Track Sampler From Conference Meet
May 6, 2014

JrHi & HS Last Week
Nicole Clymer and Laishen Her qualified for the state tennis tournament (Girls #2 Doubles) yesterday beating out Metro Christian in a very close match. They will be playing this Friday in Oklahoma City. Congratulations to Nicole and Laishen! -- Thanks, Coach Michelle Sparks (5/6/2014) ... check back for submitted photo Coach Pratt sent some photos from regional golf yesterday that I haven't even had time to look at yet -- Ted 5/6/2014 noon -- (I'll empty the Senior Tea photos from my camera and then start on the news backlog ... with last week's track meets first -- 4pm Tuesday)
Apologies up-front as your page is likely unfinished ...and will remain just like this for about a week as I try to catch up on other news ... but here is the initial online version of the 2014 CHS Graduate pages -- Ted Wright 11:30am Tuesday May 6, 2014
I will eventually have photos of the new Mayor & City Commissioner being sworn in + photos from the band concert ... but they will be in line behind senior pages and a bunch of stories from last week in the work queue. I'm hoping to put the incomplete grad pages online before the 2pm Tuesday senior tea. -- Ted 10pm Monday 5/5/2014
CHS Baseball hosts a Regional starting Wednesday May 7th (noon Pryor-Skiatook & 2:30 Collinsville -vs- Western Heights) Winners play at 7:30 Wed. and 6:30 Thurs. Band concert tonight (Monday) at Claremore ... Senior Tea tomorrow (Tuesday) ... check back for photos Status Update: looks like at least another day will be necessary to get the 2014 senior pages ready for even a partial upload. -- Ted 11:40pm Sunday May 4th
City Agenda For Monday May 5th
May 2, 2014

Swearing In: Mayor York & Commissioner Garrett + Park (Bond) Funding
School Board Agenda For Monday May 5th
May 2, 2014

2015 Prom To Zoo Also
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. -- (5/2/2014)
Tommie Lynne Buchfink (Born: August 28, 1946 -- Died: April 30, 2014) -- Funeral Service 10am Mon., May 5, 2014 at Zion Hill Church in Oologah under the direction of Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.
I have the three May 1st activities below on hold until I get the 2014 senior pages online May 5th. -- Ted 10pm Thursday 5/1/2014 Band Queen Micaela Rush was crowned by King Eric Shockley ... more later ... the band's concert will be Monday May 5th. Chorus Queen Marissa Boggs was crowned by King Kenny Smith during the May 1st chorus concert ... more later
Check back for more May 1st photos.
CHS Academic Honor Students Announced
May 1, 2014

4 Valedictorians & 4 Salutatorians For 2014
School Board Accepts Low Bid For Bond Sales
April 30, 2014

Special Session For $2,020,000 Bond
Music fans need to be in two places at once today (May 1st) as the chorus and band have overlapped activities (in different cities). The Chamber of Commerce has cancelled today's normal noon monthly meet and will have an evening event May 8th. Today is my traditional day to upload the CHS graduate pages but that has been postponed until Monday May 5th. I'll have a teaser page later today. The SWAT games will be held Friday at CHS. Next week: school days returns to normal length, band concert, Senior Tea, soccer awards-alumni games, ... -- Ted Wright 8:30am 5/1/2014
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