May 2015 Archived NEWS Index (Collinsville, Oklahoma) ... email Ted Wright: ... Frequently Asked Questions
2015 senior pages are still being built -- sorry for the delay this year . -- Ted -- June 3 CHS Football Hosted Spring Scrimmage
May 28, 2015

Bishop Kelley and Metro Christian Here
Check back for city commission results. &
See June Calendar for Chamber, 5K Run, Car Wash, CEF Golf, Hogs 'n' Hot Rods, ...
Senior Awards
May 31, 2015

Many Scholarships Announced May 12th
5A All-State Announcements
May 31, 2015

Soccer & Baseball
Senior Tea
May 31, 2015

Home Representatives Hosted May 5th
The Cherokee Nation and the Collinsville QB Club have combined their 5K events this year and the Moonlight 5K Run will be this Friday June 5th starting at 8pm near Sallee Field. Contact the QB club to volunteer to keep runners safe after dark. -- Ted 6/2 (see last year's editorial) Rick Brinkley Being Investigated by OSBI -- per Tulsa World 6/2/2015
CHS Chorus May Summary
May 31, 2015

Musical, Concert, Queen Wallace
CHS Soccer Royalty
May 31, 2015

Also Senior Night April 28th
CHS Track Team Photos
May 31, 2015

2015 Girls And Boys Teams
CHS Track Summary: State, Regional, Meet of Champions
May 31, 2015

Individual State Champs: West & Thomas
Agenda For June 1st City Meet
May 30, 2015

Re-Zoning Request / City Retirement Benefits
I'm working on senior pages today ... and have just a handfull complete ... hope to do at least a partial upload during the first week in June. -- Ted 7:45pm Sat. May 30th June Calendar
Do you like animals and not afraid of hard work? We are looking to hire a kennel assistant. Must be 18 years old. $8.00 an hour. Days would be Thursday 7-11 and 12-4, Friday 7-11, Saturday 10-2 and Sunday 7-11. Please apply at 15268 N 129th Street Collinsville starting Tuesday June 2nd. Any questions call 918-371-1009. -- 5/30/2015 Shirley Ann Coppedge-Smith (Born January 20, 1936 in Collinsville, OK -- Passed May 28, 2015 in Grove, OK) -- Service Tuesday June 2 @ 11:00 Trinity Baptist Church Grove, OK -- (1953 Collinsville Grad)
-- Thank you so much, Jennifer Godding 5/29/2015
School Board Agenda For Noon Friday May 29th
May 28, 2015

Bond Sales / Principal Jenniper Keim /
Need All New Band Directors
Misc. News: Volleyball Camp In June / Softball & Basketball Camps Started
May 29, 2015

Mexican Tornado Victims
Good Luck to the CHS Academic Team ... they are traveling today on their way to Nationals in Washington D.C. -- Ted (Friday) 5/28/2015
Gerald "Jerry" Robert McCotter, Jr. (Born: August 26, 1948 - Died: May 26, 2015) -- Funeral services Friday May 29 at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel. Deke (Elizabeth) Freeman, formerly of Collinsville, passed peacefully Tuesday May 26 in Bethlehem, PA. She is survived by daughters Renee Reed of Bath, PA, Kelly (Justin) Lankford, of Blanchard, OK., four grandchildren, Bethany and Casey Reed and Jeremy Carney and Shelby Lankford. She is also survived by her second husband Buck Freeman of Collinsville. A full obituary is at
( Hi, I was wondering if you can put this on your website. Mom lived in C'ville for twenty plus years and Dad still lives there. Thank you. -- Renee Reed 5/27/2015)
Misc.News: End of 2014-15 School Year Begins Transition
May 24, 2015

Hayley Taylor RSU Track / Patchworkers
Partial news backlog list (in addition to senior pages): track team photos & state meet, chorus musical & coronation, soccer coronation, Senior Tea, and several All-State announcements -- Ted -- midnight 5/26/2015  
The Lady Cards softball camp starts Monday, rain or shine, for ages 6 & under-15 & under. Registration is 12:15 to 1:00. Camp starts at 1:00 at the HS softball facilities. -- 5/25/2015 April Elizabeth Gaylord (Born: August 21, 1982 - Died: May 22, 2015) Vinita -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Have a safe Memorial Day while honoring those who sacrificed for our freedom -- Monday May 25, 2015
CHS State & Regional Tennis
May 24, 2015

Summary & Submitted Photos
Reynolds, Arnold, & Scott At State
CHS State & Regional Baseball
May 24, 2015

Summary & Submitted Photos
Regional Champs / Opening State Loss
David Allen Rubottom (August 20, 1930 - May 9, 2015) -- Owasso -- Dighton-Moore Funeral Home Marlene Worley (January 9, 1933 - May 18, 2015) -- Owasso -- Reynolds Funeral Home
Many job opportunities at Collinsville Public Schools -- 5/22/2015
Monday Memorial Day -- city trash pickup moves to Tuesday
2015 Best Towns to Live in in Oklahoma....Collinsville is number 11 out of 46! Not bad!! -- Pamela J Polk, Collinsville City Manager -- 5/22/2015
Founder's Day 2015
May 16, 2015

Free Entertainment Downtown Was Saturday
Misc. News: Spring Football / June 5th Moonlight 5K Run Benefits CHS Football
May 21, 2015

Awards of Excellence / Cherokee Voting Locations
It would appear the new downtown speaker system is at least partially functional as I heard music coming from the speakers on the Main Street light pole in front of the Newspaper Museum today. I'm guessing they will get their first big test at the June 13th Hogs 'N' Hot Rods event. -- Ted 5/20/2015 Friday May 22 is the last day of classes for students. Teachers come back for another half day after Memorial Day. The students are off until reporting back for the 2015-16 school year on August 13, 2015 -- Ted 5/21/2015
A Year To Remember (2014-15) Academics and Sports Highlights by Athletic Director Jim Riley -- 5/19/2015 Preliminary info for July Youth Football Camps: Skills & Pad -- Coach Kevin Jones 5/19/2015 Larry K. Smith (February 26, 1947 - May 8, 2015) -- A graveside service was held May 13th in Vera by Reynolds Funeral Service
2015 CHS Graduation At TU
May 18, 2015

178 Graduates Listed On Program
2015 Bacculareate
May 17, 2015

Held At Nazarene Church
The Collinsville High School Sign Language class and the crew of the Situation put together a music video. The Sign Language class used this as their final project. Check it out:

or -- Thanks for all your support this year! Have a great summer! -- Kim Myers 5/19/2015

Ted's Plan: Graduation sampler photo, Bacc. page, Founder's Day, then jump between Individual grad pages and a huge news backlog -- 1pm Tues. 5/19/2015
CHS Graduation was Monday at Univ. of Tulsa Reynolds Center May 18th Dan Graves is the new pastor at Collinsville Community Church -- May 2015
Misc. News: CDI State Awards / Summer Art Camp For Girls
May 17, 2015

Sen. Brinkley Report / Wilson Character Kids
Follow up on May 1st murder victim found in Caney River car trunk -- 5/16/2015  

Coach Rhonda Rogers provided this photo of three top state pole vault finishers: Sheaffer Smith (3rd 5A Boys), Chelsey Barton (2nd 5A Girls), and Hayden West (1st 5A Boys) -- 5/16/2015

Busy Sport Week Summary by Jim Riley -- 5/17/2015

JrHi Track Girls Team Photos
May 17, 2015

7th & 8th Grade Girls (4/28/2015 Photos)
State Track: Hayden West is 5A Pole Vault Champ (video from Coach Tesar) -- 5/16/2015 Hayden West is the 5A Boys PV state champion! Sheaffer Smith finishes 3rd!
Great job boys!
Cardinal Track Coaches
4x200m Relay 5A Boys 4th place
1:29.45 new school record
Bailey McClendon, Shawn Koscheski, Hayden West, and Ryan Haymaker
Ellen Thomas State Champ in 1600m run
CHS Boys Golf
May 15, 2015

Bailey Stamper To State Tournament
I'm still slowly working off a one-handed backlog of sports and news .... Senior pages are distant wish -- Ted 5/15 Teacher Appreciation Offer from LASIK -- 5/15/2015
Leo Chester Dan Carmichael (Born: September 05, 1943 -- Died: May 13, 2015) Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Sat: Founders Day Sun: Baccalaureate 2pm at Nazerene Church Mon: Graduation / city meet Agenda For May 18 City Meet
May 15, 2015

Short Agenda Just Before Graduation
May 11th School Board Results: new volleyball coach, JOM National Award, school construction progressing on schedule, principal change at middle school, ...
School Job Posts Updated 5/14/2015 The CHS Situation for this month is up! We will have one last episode next week. Thanks for all your support!
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-- Kim Myers 5/14/2015
State Baseball Report: Collinsville up 2-0 in bottom of 4th inning -vs- Noble -- Jim Riley -- noon Thursday 5/14/2015 State Baseball Report: Collinsville up 3-2 bottom of 5th. Varner hit to wall to score Tony. -- Jim Riley -- 12:15pm Thursday 5/14/2015 State Baseball Report: Collinsville won first round game 4-3 over Noble. Will play winner of Carl Albert and Memorial Friday at 11am -- Jim Riley 5/15/2015 1pm --(Carl Albert will be Friday's opponent) at Mustang
5A State Baseball: Collinsville plays Noble at Yukon 11am Thursday May 14th -- Jim Riley 5/13/2015 (bracket) Awesome video/pole vaulting combo by Collinsville's Smith Brothers (Skyler & Sheaffer) -- Ted -- 5/13/2015 Partial list of awards from Tuesday's Senior Awards Assembly (xls spreadsheet) -- 5/14/2015 from Kim Butler
Due to weather concerns, the baccalaureate location has changed to the Church of the Nazarene located at 12th and Broadway. Start time will be 2:00 pm May 17th. -- Jon Coleman 5/12/2015 JrHi Track Boys Team Photos
May 12, 2015

7th & 8th Grade Boys (4/28/2015 Photos)
Check back (much) later for May 11th Chorus Concert and School Board meet coverage ... an about a weeks worth of news backlog. -- Ted --Monday 9:15pm May 11, 2015 Special Olympics W-Th-Fr at Stillwater

Regional Champions!
5A Boys 4x100M Relay 43.01-- Bailey McClendon, Shawn Koscheski, Hayden West, Ryan Haymaker -- Coach Sean Tesar 5/11/2015 ... submitted photo

More Regional Results - 5/12

W.L. Wright printed Vol. 1 No 1 of The Collinsville News here May 11, 1899. Nothing official yet for state baseball, but Jim Riley say a likely opponent is Noble and the likely location is Yukon or Mustang but day/time still unknown. -- Ted -- Monday 5/11/2015 9am  
CHS Graduation May 18 Congratulations to our many College graduates Misc. News: Academic Team Individual Subject Test Results
May 10, 2015

Boosters: Football + Softball + Elem. Cheer
CHS Girls Golf Team
May 9, 2015

Academic State Champs, 5th At State, 2nd At Regional, Coach of Year
Misc. News: 2nd & 3rd Grade GT Art Classes
May 9, 2015

HRC At Zarrow / CHS Teacher Celebrated
May 8, 2015 School Newsletter (pdf) -- 5/8/2015 Misc. News: Chamber Meet / Sen. Brinkley Reports
May 8, 2015

Wilson Elementary Character Kids / Founders Day Next Week
5A-6A Track Regionals have been postponed to Monday May 11th. It will be a timed finals meet. Start times will be the same. 9:30am field events, 9:45am running. -- Sean Tesar 5/8/2015
CHS Baseball Cardinals Are Regional Champs with 4-2 win Friday. -- Jim Riley 5:20pm May 8, 2015
Regional Finals Update: Erickson singled with the based loaded. Cards lead 4-2 with two outs in top of 4th -- 4:19pm Fri -- Brannon Jordan has pitched the first 4 innings. -- 4:58pm Cards batting in the top of 7th with 4-2 lead. Jordan had pitched all 6 so far. -- JR -vs Pryor at Pryor
CHS Golf Girls finished 5th at State Baseball Regional: Cards win 5-3 force second game -- Jim Riley 2:40pm Friday -- winner goes to state, loser is done Class 5A-6A Regional Track Meets at Claremore High School, Tahlequah High School, Norman High School and Putnam City High School scheduled for Saturday have been postponed to Monday. -- Jim Riley 5/8/2015
City Commission Meeting
May 4, 2015

Single Family To Duplex Rezone / City Manager Contract Renewed / Troop 93 Scouts
School Board Agenda For May 11th
May 8, 2015

Dale Harp Will Be MS Principal
Kelly Hamlin To Director Position
Baseball Regional: Collinsville beat Durant 11-1 Wednesday and will take on Pryor Thursday 3pm (at Pryor) -- Jim Riley 5/6/2014 Mackenzie Scott qualified for State Tennis ...more on intro page Collinsville's Golf Girls were in 6th place at the State Tournament first round Wednesday. They tee off again today at 8am in Claremore. -- 7:20am -- Jim Riley - Thurs. May 7 State 1st round: Lee 82, O'Dell 92. Collinsville Team total 371. Behind Duncan (332), Deer Creek, Ardmore, Durant, and Lawton Mac (369).
Girls Softball Camp Soon
May 6, 2015

May 26-27-28-29
Girls Basketball Camps Soon
May 7, 2015

June 15-18 for: 2nd-8th Grade
Collinsville Middle School Adopts New STEM Program
May 5, 2015

Project Lead The Way (PTLW)
Boys Basketball Camps Soon
May 5, 2015

May: 6th-9th Grade & June: 1st-5th Grade
  Sorry, I already have a big backlog of news and photos ... which may grow a bit while I have some down time for my shoulder repair -- check back. -- Ted 5/5 Busy week of CHS post season sports ... check the calendar. I believe baseball regional starts Weds. (vs Durant) at Pryor 1:50pm -- Ted 9pm 5/5
Bailey Stamper qualified for the state tournament!!! --
The CHS boys golf team had a difficult day overall, but showed great character, for the most part every player improved from the first round to the second on a very challenging golf coarse. Mr. Stamper shot a less than stellar 87 on his first round, followed by an amazing 73 to qualify by two strokes. This will be Bailey's first State tournament. Well done boys, and good luck Bailey. -- Coach Ben Davis 5/5/2015
Academic State Champs -- I was just notified today that Collinsville's Girls Golf team has won the Class 5A Girls Golf Academic State Championship. The Girls accumulative GPA was 3.9. They will recieve the State Championship trophy on Thursday at the State Championship Awards ceremony after the State Tournament is completed. Congratulations to Coach Slagle and the girls. This is Collinsville's 3rd Academic State Championship this year. Cheer and Girls BB won the first 2. Its Good to Be a Cardinal. -- Jim Riley 5/4/2015
2015 CHS Honors List
May 3, 2015

Top Academic Seniors
Sawyer Salisbury Signs For Basketball
May 1, 2015

At Crowder College
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 5/1/2015 The Monday 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
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  
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