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City Commission January 3rd Agenda
January 2, 2017

Public Hearing: 823 S. 12th (Nuisance)
NW Corner 136thSt and Hwy 169 (Annex)
CHS Boys Basketball at Oologah Tournament (5:30pm Tuesday Jan. 3rd -vs- Wagoner)
Enalow "E.L." Lee Byrom (February 18, 1931 - December 31, 2016) -- A graveside service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, January 4, 2017 at the Ridgelawn Cemetery-- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home.
Cody Thompson (29) dead after New Years shooting in Rogers Co. -- per Chan 6 TV -- 1/1/2017 -- (CHS 2007 Grad)
check back for city commission agenda for Jan. 3rd Basketball Girls beat Cashion (47-43) Friday for 5th place at TOC -- 12/30 -- More from Tulsa World Owasso Reporter on Collinsville Basketball Win Over Owasso -- 12/29
2016 Year End Sampler
December 29, 2016

Sample Top Stories By Month
Basketball Girls beat Owasso Thursday 54-38 ... play Cashion Friday (noon) at ORU Kyle Allen Snider (April 27, 1988 - December 27, 2016) -- Funeral Services will be 10:0 a.m., Saturday, December 31, 2016 at the Current Church-- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
CHS Basketball Girls Suffer Loss At Tournament of Champions
December 28, 2016

Fell 55-66 To Fort Gipson in Opening Round At ORU
Collinsville Teen Arrested -- per Fox23 -- 12/28/2016
Clara Mae Cook (July 05, 1941 - December 24, 2016) -- Funeral Services will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, December 28, 2016 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel.
J.B. Hollis (September 13, 1934 - December 20, 2016) -- Talala -- Memorial service January 6, 2017 at 10:30 a.m. at the Collinsville Freewill Baptist Church -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Collinsville Classic Thursday
December 22, 2016

Collinsville Hosted Novice & Open Wrestling
Merry Christmas & Happy New Year
Tentative Jan. 2017 Calendar -- Ted 12/25
Eldon Leon Duty (April 03, 1923 - December 23, 2016) -- Graveside rites at Sperry Dec. 27th -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Retired Collinsville Police Dog Passed Away
December 24, 2016

Served City 2012-2015
City nusiance property (823 S. 12th) public hearing reset to Jan 3 -- Ted 12/23
Misc. News: First Snow / Youth Baseball
December 23, 2016

7th & 10th Grade Notice / Holiday Basketball
Shortest day of the year Wednesday Dec. 21, 2016 (first day of Winter)
Police Dispatcher_Jailer - The City of Collinsville is seeking a full time emergency dispatcher. The candidate must be willing and able to work various shifts, some weekends and holidays. Computer skills are necessary. Must possess a valid Oklahoma driver license. High school diploma or GED equivalent required. Full benefit package is available. Drug testing required. Applications can be made at City Hall, 106 N. 12th, Collinsville, OK or e-mail resume to: Collinsville is an Equal Opportunity Employer. -- posted 12/20/2016
Partial results from 12/19 city commission meet -- public hearing on nusiance property was skipped Owasso Reporter: Coach Todd Anderson's return for Memorial Tournament -- 12/19 Owasso Reporter: Collinsville Boys Basketball 2-1 at Memorial Tournament -- 12/19
Band Winter Concert
December 15, 2016

6th-12th Grade Performers
City Hall closed Dec. 26-27 (trash pickup moves to other days -- see calendar)
Choir Winter Concert
December 13, 2016

6th-12th Grade Performers
School Christmas Break -
Dec. 21 - Jan 4 for Students
Thank you to the CHS Yearbook Staff for including me in their luncheon today -- Ted 12/19/2016
CHS Wrestling Team Photo
December 18, 2016

Enid & KCI Tournament Results
The choir & band concerts are working their way up on my to list Collinsville rural fire is helping Oologah with a house fire Sunday afternoon (in this freezing weather) -- 12/18/2016
Misc. News: Tyson Garrison EMSA Hero / David Cheney Promotion
December 17, 2016

Library Events / Hayden West Football Recognition
Sub-Freezing temps and sleet covered Collinsville Saturday evening -- some roads will be slick -- Be careful if you must get out. -- First "snow" this season -- Ted 12/17/2016 (mostly melted by Sunday sunshine)  
Good Luck To The CHS Wrestlers in Kansas City Cardinal Boys BB team beats Witchita 68-55 in second round of Memorial Tournament. -- Jim Riley 12/16 -- (They will play OKC Storm 4pm Sat.) JAZZ CHOIR! -- Due to inclement weather coming in, buses are not being released and we are postponing our Tulsa Oilers performance until February! Please stay in and stay warm!! Parents who bought tickets can either get refund or they will carry to new date in February! -- 12/17/2016 Buddie Earvin Silcox (October 09, 1926 - December 16, 2016) -- Oologah Services Thursday Dec. 22 -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
City Commission Dec. 19th Agenda
December 16, 2016

Public Hearing: 823 S. 12th (Nuisance)
NW Corner 136thSt and Hwy 169 (Annex)
CHS Basketball Boys Team Photo
December 17, 2016

Memorial Tourney In Tulsa
Betty June Coshow (December 02, 1938 - December 14, 2016) -- Memorial Service Monday, December 19, 2016 (11:00 AM) at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel CHS Basketball Girls Team Photo
December 15, 2016

Bixby Tourney Win Propels To 5A Top Spot
Shop Collinsville
Collinsville Linebacker Levi Draper Headed To OU
December 14, 2016

Expects Early CHS Graduation To Enroll For OU Spring Football
Cardinal Boys Basketball team beat NE Ark. 75-52 in 1st round of Memorial Tournament -- Jim Riley 12/15 (and Owasso Reporter) Christmas Break - Dec. 21 - Jan 4 for Students
School Board Meeting Dec. 12th
December 14, 2016

MS STEM Presentations / CNP Director Changes
Replacement of Sallee Field Turf Progressing
December 14, 2016

Started Dec. 1st
Note: As of today, I am done trying to recover the 3 weeks of news I missed in November and will get back to the "normal" backlog of December news. A big thank you to Norman Van Sickle for the use of his November photos. And just a heads-up moving forward: I will not even attempt elementary basketball coverage (again) this year and will have reduced coverage for JrHi/HS basketball & wrestling. I finally gave up trying to get 2016 elementary football team photos & rosters (from August) online. I will try to have 2017 graduate pages sometime in June ... but have decided this will be the "LAST" set. Sorry for CHS 2018 and beyond ... but I am years behind on much of my other work (Newspaper Museum, photo archiving, etc) and that call is long over due. I also have new Twitter and Instagram duties contributing to these decisions. And while Facebook continues to be a rich news source ... it is an even bigger time waster. -- Ted Wright 12/13/2016
Collinsville Christmas Parade
December 10, 2016

Annual Chamber of Commerce Event
Jason McCaslin Won CEF Car
Collinsville Veterans Day Parade & Veterans Building Re-Dedication
November 11, 2016

Memorial Statues Unveiled At 70 Year Old Vets Building
Hosanna Joy Fry (January 04, 1995 - December 09, 2016) -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
I have a student, Suzannah Fry, that lost a sister in a car accident this past Friday. Hosanna was 21 years old. Her parents are Doug and Vikki Fry. Doug is a UPS driver and delivers to our schools. I wanted to share this information in case any of you know Doug or any of their family. They are a very sweet family. Funeral services are being held this Wednesday the 14th at 1:00 pm. The service is taking place at Friendship Baptist Church located on 86th Street in Owasso. Burial is at a small country cemetery on old Hwy 88 between Oologah and Claremore. -- Libby Jennings 12/12/016
There will be a school board meeting Monday Dec. 12 (6pm) at the service center across from the football field at 19th & Maple. -- check back for results Tim Bess & Kevin Morrison have both filed for Post Two on the school board so they will appear on the ballot for a Feb. 14th election. Morrison currently holds that seat. -- Ted -- 12/11/2016
Misc. News: Herald 3rd Graders Turkey Contest / 4 CHS Cheerleaders In NY Macy's Parade
November 30, 2016

Help Finding Life Insurance Benefits
(Enid Wrestling) MidAmerica Nationals: 1st- Caleb Tanner, Eli Tanner, 2nd-Nate Keim, 3rd- Ryce Haymaker 4th-Xaveor Cullors, Jack Hammond, 5th-Cody Francis. -- Jim Riley 12/10/2016
Chorus Concert Tuesday & Band Concert Thursday
After the Christmas parade today Jason McCaslin won the drawing for the Collinsville Education Foundation car. -- 12/10/2016 The CHS Basketball Girls are champions of the Bixby Invitational Tournament with victories over three 6A schools: Bixby, Deer Creek, and Owasso. Mallory Vaughn was MVP. -- 12/10/2016 -- (More on Owasso Reporter)
Historic Number Of CHS Student Athletes Sign
December 10, 2016

For College Sports
Misc. News: All-State Band, Christmas Parade, Library, Home Tour, Boys Basketball, Football Banquet
December 9, 2016

Teachers of Year / Wrestle Royalty
Christmas Parade Sat. .. photos later (Newson6)
5A Lady Cardinals BEAT Deer Creek 40-24 & will now play Owasso for the Championship in the Bixby Invitational Sat. at 7pm!Way to go girls!! - Roberta Kickapoo 12/9 (Basketball)
Deadly Car Crash - Highway 75 & Apache -- early Friday morning -- Fox23 News 12/9/2016

NewsOn6 Coverage of ~4am Accident
Clover Belle Evans (1927 - 2016) died this morning Dec. 9, 2016. Services will likely be late next week. She is a long time Collinsville/Oologah resident ... and my step-grandmother. She is the mother of Ralph Evans, Oologah. -- Ted Wright 12/9/2016
Clover Belle Evans (January 27, 1927 - December 09, 2016) -- Memorial Service Friday, December 16, 2016 2:00 PM at Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel.
It's Collinsville's Angel Tree time! Please bless a child today --pick up an Angel card and purchase a Christmas gift for a Collinsville child this season. The cards are available at any of the 3 Collinsville banks: RCB, Valley National bank and American bank. There are still a lot of Angel cards available. The gifts need to be returned to the bank by Thursday December 15th this year to give us time to prepare for the annual Angel Tree party/gift pickup. -- Thank you! Leigh Erickson (Dividing Bread Ministry) 12/9/2016
CHS Girls Basketball: No. 2 Collinsville downs 6A Bixby 58-44 -- Owasso Reporter 12/8/2016 "Hometown Christmas" variety show at Crown ... starts tonight 12/9/016
CHS Wrestlers Drop Dual To Coweta At Sperry Tri
December 5, 2016

Cardinals Did Defeat Sperry
CHS Basketball Wins Over Grove
December 6, 2016

Here Tuesday
Just announced: Collinsville Basketball Girls (5A) will play Fort Gibson (5A) Dec. 28 - 4pm at the Mabee Center in the 52nd annual Tournament of Champions ...along with Owasso (6A) -vs- Adair (3A), Choctaw (6A) -vs- Cashion (2A), and Cyril (A) -vs- East Central (5A). -- 12/7/2016 JrHi Basketball -- We are flipping the 8th grade games on Thursday vs Skiatook. Please inform your players and parents that the 8th grade boys will play at 5:00 and the girls will play at 6:00 here on Dec. 8th -- Jim Riley 12/7/2016
CHS Varsity Basketball Wins over Grove: Girls 49-33 and Boys 60-41. Photos later. -- 12/6/2016 (also Owasso Reporter coverage) Status Update: I have my photos selected for the High School portion of Monday's wrestling tri at Sperry. I will start on that page soon but break for CHS basketball with Grove here tonight. And even later will continue with the November backlog of missed news. Also the new turf placement began today at Sallee Field. And it's fixing to get really cold! -- Ted 4:40pm Dec. 6th
Collinsville Christmas Parade is Saturday Dec. 10th School Board Filing Period (Dec. 5-6-7) for post 2.
NewsOn6 highlights this weekend's "Collinsville Hometown Christmas" variety show -- 12/5/2016 Twelve Cardinal Football Seniors Receive All-District Honors
December 5, 2016

Several Players Of The Year
CHS Basketball hosts Grove today (Dec. 6)
CHS Football November Summary
November 4+11+18, 2016

Wins Over Skiatook & Coweta + Loss To Lawton Mac
I updated this week's calendar with several corrections -- noon Monday 12/5 -- Ted CHS wrestling (at Sperry) starts about 6:15 Monday (Dec. 5)
City Commission Dec. 5th Agenda
December 4, 2016

Main Street Closure For Christmas Parade
Holiday Bonus
Megan Rice Signs For Volleyball
December 2, 2016

At Randall Univ. In Moore
JrHi Basketball Hosted Pryor
December 1, 2016
7th+8th+9th Grade Season Opener
Congrats Carl Albert 5A Football State Champs and Oologah 4A Runner-Ups (3rd year in a row) -- Ted 12/3/2016 Friday Basketball: Lady Cards win big on the road. Collinsville 55, Pryor 29. - Roberta -- (Collinsville Girls and Boys Varsity BB teams beat Pryor tonight in Pryor. -- Jim Riley) 12/2
Elizabeth "Liz" Ann Riggs-Rogers (October 31, 1948 - December 01, 2016) -- CHS 1966 Grad -- Funeral Service Tuesday, December 06, 2016 (10am) at the First Baptist Church-- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home. School Tweet (pdf) -- 12/2/2016 Shop Collinsville
JrHi Basketball -vs- Pryor: 7th girls lost 16-20, 8th girls tied 8-8 at half, 9th girls won 30-23, 7th boys lost 30-35, 8th boys lost 28-44, and 9th boys won 65-46. -- photos later -- Ted 8:55pm 12/1/2016 Sen. Dossett talks state education at Collinsville Chamber luncheon -- per Owasso Reporter 12/1/2016
Thursday (Dec. 1) -- JrHi Basketball here tonight + HS Basketball at Pryor Friday. JrHi Wrestlers to Sand Springs Fri/Sat. Warranty work began at Sallee Field Dec. 1. Wrestling Homecoming Royalty announced Dec. 1. -- Ted
Dakota James Boggs (October 17, 1995 – November 28, 2016) -- CHS 2015 Grad -- Funeral service will be held 10:00 a.m. Friday, December 2, 2016, at the Mowery Funeral Service Chapel in Owasso. Among the many Collinsville things I missed earlier in November (while in Australia) was saying a proper goodbye to my friend W.T. "Bill" Thomas -- Ted
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