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2015 CHS Honors List
May 3, 2015

Top Academic Seniors
Check back for Sawyer Salisbury's basketball Crowder signing from Friday May 1st.  
Agendas for Monday May 4th City Commission Meet & CMA. ... surplus city property: 13605 Old Hwy 169 ... industrial park replat ... rezone request 8th &Center ... -- Ted 9:45pm Fri 5/4/2015 The Sperry games now cancelled and Regionals start Wednesday. -- 2pm Sunday JR -- Baseball Change Monday May 4th: Sperry here at 5pm (instead of Bartlesville at 7) -- per Jim Riley 5/2/2015
Body Found In Caney River Car Collinsville Fire/Rescue is on the scene of a submerged vehicle in the Caney River near the north bound lane of Highway 169 at the Caney River Bridge. No report yet on possible occupants. -- Ted - 6:45am Friday May 1-- [no occupants per Chan 6 TV live broadcast -- ~7:45am] -- by about noon Friday KTUL Chan 8 had a report online that there was a male body in the trunk and that the car had been intentionally driven into the river. 1:45pm 5/1 --
''Rogers County Chief Deputy Shane Rhames said Rafel Hernandez-Torres, described as a man in his 40s, had gunshot wounds to his upper torso and other injuries when he was discovered."-- per Tulsa World 5/1/2015 -- 2:30pm
Misc. News: CHS Tennis Hosted Tournament / Madie Vaughn Named Academic All-State
April 30, 2015

More Wilson "Fairness" / Scam Avoidance / Composting Bins
Check back later for 2015 CHS Honor Students List and track team photos  
Misc. News: Local Runners In OKC Rememberance Run / ECC OK Land Run
April 27, 2015

Earth Day 6th Graders / 1991 Merit Scholar Noted
Shop Collinsville ... CDI Cash Mob moved to May 6th Collinsville Downtown Inc. Newsletter - 4/30/2015
Misc. News: Youth Creative Writing Contest / Wilkins Named TW Player of Week
April 26, 2015

Wilson Elemetary "Fairness" Kids
4/27 Monday CHS Baseball postponed to Friday 5pm
Metro Lakes Track Meets at Skiatook: Tues-JrHi & Thurs-HS
CHS Band Banquet & Coronation
April 23, 2015

Band Queen Kelsi Boyce Crowned
I don't claim to have been very efficient before, but my efficiency has taken a significant dip since I cracked my shoulder blade Thursday April 23 and also damaged my camera. Check back for a backlog of news and further delays to 2015 senior pages. -- Ted Wright 2:40am Sunday 4/26/2015  
School Newsletter (pdf) -- April 23, 2014 Cardinal TV for CHS Soccer Boys -vs- Claremore Friday - (& Girls) - 4/24/2015 Misc. News: Will Rogers Musical Tribute / Cherokee Health Care
April 25, 2015

Alumni Soccer Invite / Patchworkers
Bobby (Bud) W. Jones (January 11, 1974 - April 11, 2015) Services were April 16. -- Reynolds Funeral Home Tulsa World Reports "Collinsville Man In Federal Custody For Sex Crimes With Minor" -- 4/23/2015
Misc. News: ECC McDonalds Check / Two Collinsville Girls In Mary Poppins Cast
April 23, 2015

OKC Bombing Remembered / CHS Boys Golf / Newspapers
State officials slowly acknowledging injection wells are cause of Oklahoma earthquake surge. -- 4/23/2015
Cannon Vogel Is Winner Of Rare National Merit Scholar Distinction
April 23, 2015

Also Oklahoma Academic All State
Tulsa World on 5 Oklahoma Merit Scholars -- 4/24/2015 Monday, Collinsville mens golf shot their best score of the year a 358 at the Oologah Tournament, besting their previous team score by 14 strokes. Bailey Stamper shot a 73, good for second overall. Well Done Boys. -- Coach Davis 4/23/2015
Check back for several other backlogged news items -- Ted -- 9am Thurs. April 23 I will for sure not have the 2015 Individual Grad pages in good enough shape for the traditional May 1st upload ... but will do my best for a partial upload by about May 7th and continue working on them for completion sometime after graduation. -- Ted 4/23/2015
Misc. News: Lossings McDonalds Retirement / Recent Track Results
April 22, 2015

CHS Golf Girls Won 3rd Tourney / Alumni Soccer
CHS Soccer here Friday & CHS 1962-63 Reunion Saturday April 25
Accounts Payable/Receivables Clerk - the City of Collinsville is seeking a full time Accounts Payable/Receivables Clerk. This position is responsible for processing and monitoring payments and expenditures. 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 are available at City Hall, 106 N. 12th, and Collinsville, OK 74021 or online at Applications can be e-mailed to, resume’s will not be accepted unless accompanied with an application. -- (4/22/2015)
City Commission Results -- (2 Free Dump Days In May) -- 4/21/2015 The Tulsa World reports today that their owners have now also purchased the other local "community" newspapers including the Owasso Reporter (which includes the remains of The Collinsville News). -- 4/21/2015 This Land Press Reports a "New Tulsa Media" with several former Tulsa World employees. No Ads. -- 4/21/2015
Services Thursday For Dr. Monroe Palmer
April 18, 2015

Former Collinsville First Baptist Minister
City Commission Results -- (2 Free Dump Days In May) -- 4/21/2015 CHS Track Schedule has been revised -- 4/20/2015 May School Lunch Menus have been revised -- 4/20/2015 CHS baseball game has been cancelled for today -- Monday 4/20/2015
6th+7th+8th Grade Bands
April 16, 2015

Spring Concert At Owasso
CHS Jr-Sr Prom
April 18, 2015

"Neon" Event At Tulsa Zoo
Check the April calendar for activities. The April 21 park board meet has been cancelled. -- Ted 4pm Friday 4/17/2015
CHS Baseball -vs- Claremore
April 16, 2015

Cardinals Hosted The Zebras Thursday
Agenda For April 20 City Meet
April 18, 2015

Single Family To Duplex Rezone / Code Enforcement Report / Executive Session
Misc. News: "Really Great Reading" / ECC Dedication
April 17, 2015

Environmental Expo / Herald State Testing
SKIATOOK GARAGE SALE -- Saturday, April 18 (7am-4pm) RAIN OR SHINE - 14268 N. Lantana Blvd., Skiatook, OK (off Hwy 20 & 75 in Lantana Ranch Subdivision). In large ivory color barn behind house. CASH ONLY!
Check back for 6th + 7th + 8th Grade band concert photos from Thursday at Owasso. They will be in contest at Catoosa 10am Friday. -- Ted 10pm Thursday 4/16/2015 Rev. Monroe Palmer passed away early this morning, Friday April 17, 2015. Memorial Service 2pm Thursday April 23, 2015 at Fist Baptist Church. -- Hayhurst Funeral (BA) Collinsville's mens golf team finished third yesterday at Pryor Creek. Bailey Stamper led the way and finished third individually. -- Coach Ben Davis 4/17/2015
CHS Tennis Team Photos
April 16, 2015

Conference Honors For Reynolds & Arnold
Coach Robert Sparks All-State Nomination
The CHS Baseball Game here with Claremore today has been pushed back to 5pm (instead of 4pm) -- 4/16/2015 12:40pm -- per Jim Riley -- check back for photos ... it was 0-0 as the 6th inning started when I left for the band concert in Owasso.
4 Collinsville Coaches were honored by their peers at the Region 7 Oklahoma Coaches Association Meeting Weds. night at Union. Susie Vaughn was selected Region 7 Girls BB Coach of the Year. Wes Harding was selected Region 7 Wrestling Coach of the Year for the 5th time. Toni Slagle was selected Region 7 Golf Coach of the Year and Bobby Sparks was nominated for All State Tennis Coach. Sparks could be selected to coach the East Tennis All State team that plays in July at the OCA Clinic. Congratulations to these fine leaders. -- Jim Riley 4/16/2015 Sidney Clark Blunt (June 4, 1952 - March 20, 2015) Graveside services were held at Ridgelawn Cemetery April 10th. -- Reynolds Funeral Home
Makeup CHS Baseball game with Grove here 5pm Monday April 27 -- Jim Riley 4/15/2015 Friday April 17: Track at BTW & Soccer Here Got your taxes done? (April 15th deadline) Sabra A. DeJournett (February 8, 1974 – April 11, 2015) Funeral services 2pm Thurs., April 16, 2015, in the Chapel of Mowery Funeral Service
CHS Soccer -vs- Grove
April 10, 2015
(Online April 14th)
Both Teams Shutout Here
CHS Baseball Team Photos
April 15, 2015

Varsity & JV Teams
Results of April 13th School Board Meeting -- 4:40pm 4/14/2015 From school board results from Monday. District will lose 72 years experience from resignation of just 4 teachers for next year. -- Ted 11am Tues (& I added 6 school job postings to the school site today) High School Band was at Contest Tuesday. They performed at 10:30am at the Jenks High School PAC. -- 4/14/2015
Misc. News: Maggie Yelley Named HOBY Winner / HRC Meeting
April 14, 2015

Texting & Driving Impacts / Prom Saturday
CHS Baseball Game Tuesday (April 14th) at Owasso 4pm -- Jim Riley 9:30am -- 3-6 loss is result I heard - Ted 4/15
JrHi Band Concert Thursday (at Owasso 7pm)
CHS Prom Saturday (8pm at Tulsa Zoo)
Collinsville Downtown Inc. Celebrates 15 Years As Main Street Program Here
April 9, 2015
(Online April 13th)
Appreciation Banquet Thursday
Misc. News: Lee Leads CHS Golf Girls
April 13, 2015

8th Grade Baseball Champs / Catoosa Track Results / CHS Baseball Report / Chorus State / 2005 Reunion
May School Menus are now online -- 4/12/2015 Monday April 13: CHS Baseball rain cancelled + School Board Meet 6pm CHS Soccer Team Photos
April 13, 2015

Boys & Girls / JV & Varsity
Misc. News: Slagle-Herriman Wedding
April 12, 2015

ECC McDonalds Night / Tulsa World Wrestling Honors
CHS Soccer Boys Lost In OT
April 7, 2015
(Online April 12)
Girls Beat Memorial
Wilson Kids "Understand"
April 12, 2015

More Character Kids From March
Wilson Students "Fairness"
April 12, 2015

Initial Character Kids For April
School Newsletter (pdf) -- Friday April 10, 2015 Coretta Hazel Hardacre (Born: November 05, 1924 -- Died: April 10, 2015) -- Visitation Sun., April 12, 2015, from 1:30 p.m. - 4:30 p.m. at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Funeral Service 10am, Monday, April 13, 2015 at the First Baptist Church.
If the weather cooperates I will have team photos for soccer (today), baseball (Monday), and tennis (Wed) ... and prom photos April 18th. -- Ted -- Friday 4/10/2015 Job opening for afternoon counter position. Apply in person at Wardrobe Cleaners, 1013 W. Center Street. -- posted 4/10/2015
School Board Agenda For April 13th
April 9, 2015

Building Bond Sale / Policy Changes
7th & 8th Grade Track At Owasso
April 7, 2015

7th Grade Girls Won Team Trophy
Misc. News: JV Baseball Update
April 9, 2015

Sabrina Stehl Track / Taylor Wheeler TOY Cake
City Recognition For CHS Wrestlers
April 9, 2015

Bids Accepted For Water Treatment Lagoon System / Victory Energy Expanding
CHS Golf Girls Are Conference Champs
April 7, 2015

CHS Boys Also Participated at Metro Lakes Conference Meet At Claremore
The CHS Situation video for this month is up! To view it go to:
-- Thanks for watching! Kim Myers (Technology, Cross Country, Track, CardinalTV, & SWAT) Collinsville Public Schools 4/9/2015
CHS Track At Oologah
April 3, 2015
(Online April 8th)
10th-11th-12th Cardinals At Oologah Friday
Choir Contest at Union April 8th: Mixed Chorus got a 1 in both concert and sight reading - per Nicole Roller 4/8/2015 Collinsville Downtown Inc 15th Anniversary celebration tonight (April 9th)
Collinsville's 7th Grade Girls Won The Team Trophy At the Owasso Track Meet today ... photos later -- Ted 6:15pm Tuesday 4/7/2015 -- and per Tom Redding we were the only 5A school at the 6A loaded meet The Varsity Soccer Girls beat Memorial 7-0 to start district play here Tuesday -- 4/7/2015 -- (& The boys are up 2-0 at the 20 minute mark of the first half) now 3-2 with 32 minutes left in 2nd half) ... boys lost 4-5 in OT
(April 7) 5-8pm ECC McTeacher Night At McDonalds I'm gonna try to get a few JrHi Track photos today at Owasso ... and still owe you HS Track photos from Friday -- Ted 10:15am Tuesday 4/7/2015 ... also on my long to do list ... a photo of the Owasso Bridges (to be replaced soon) when they were brand new ... and a look at my "unusual" electric bill this month ... and the wrestlers at Monday's city commission meet ... etc Wishful thinking ... CHS 2015 seniors ... I suggest you take your cap & gown out of the bag and try on (including the collar) today rather than wait til 8am in the morning for the first time -- Ted (Tuesday)
City Commission Agenda For Monday April 6 (5:30pm) -pdf -- sorry I didn't get CMA agenda yet -- Ted JV Soccer Girls -vs- Mingo Valley
April 2, 2015

Loss Here Thursday
Recent 17th Birthday for American Bank of Oklahoma April 24th McDonalds Party for retiring Lossings (76th St) -- Harry & Beverly
Chamber Speaker Was Gary Nunley
April 2, 2015

Director Of Arubah Free Clinic
Misc. News: Mrs. Okla. Candidate / Wilson Basket Auction / Smoothies Popular At CHS
April 6, 2015

Golf, Baseball, And Senior Tea News Items
Additional Obituary Page For Billy Barrett -- 4/5/2015 I finally got a start on my 2014 taxes and some overdue yard work ... but little progress on news this weekend and almost no progress on 2015 senior pages in weeks. -- Ted 9:45pm Sunday 4/5/2015 Today (Monday) April 6th 7pm Cheer Parent Meeting (for 7th-12th Grade) at Wilson Elementary Thursday April 9th CHS Tennis Tournament at Lafortune has been cancelled -- Ted 4/6/2015
Misc. News: National Recognition For Collinsville JOM Program
April 3, 2015

CHS Golf Results / Cherokee Challenge Bowl
I'll have photos later from CHS Track at Oologah ... and just saw on the scoreboard the varsity soccer boys tied 1-1 at the half with Oologah in Collinsville. -- Ted 8pm Friday 4/3/2015
School Construction Inspection
April 2, 2015

School Board Members Toured HS and Upper Elementary Projects
It's Good To Be A Cardinal
Congratulations to Collinsville Middle School Choirs who received distinguished ratings at contest! So proud of these students! -- 4/2/2015 -- according to their Facebook Page
Trevor Jones Obituary
April 4, 2015

CHS Freshman Died March 31st
Trevor Alan Jones (Born: February 24, 2000 -- Died: March 31, 2015) -- Visitation will be 2-8pm. Friday April 3, 2015 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. Funeral Services will be 10am Saturday, April 4, 2015 at the First Baptist Church in Collinsville.
Collinsville Educators, Parents & Students Joined Rally At State Capitol (for 2nd year)
March 27, 2015

Also Voiced Concerns To Elected Officials Face To Face
Misc. News: Current Church At CMS Sunday / CHS Tennis Success / CHS End-Of-Year Schedule
April 2, 2015

Sawyer Salisbury Basketball All-State / Volleyball Boosters Meet
School Newsletter (pdf) -- 3/27/2015 Bill E. Barrett Jr. (Born: March 03, 1951 - Died: March 27, 2015) -- CHS 1969 Graduate -- Memorial Service (2pm) Friday, April 3, 2015 at Community Church -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home

Additional Obituary Page For Billy Barrett -- 4/5/2015
Billy L. McCubbin (Born: April 25, 1938 - Died: March 27, 2015) -- Collinsville -- Funeral services 2pm, Tuesday, March 31, 2015 at the -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel.
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