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CHS Tennis At Edison
March 31, 2016

Thursday In Tulsa
Choir State Contest Preview
March 31, 2016

Thursday At Baptist Church
CHS Dodgeball Tournament
March 30, 2016

Finals Wednesday
Agenda For April 4th City Meet
April 2, 2016

Sale Of City Property To
Cyprus Amax
I ask you to consider all of the amazing Collinsville improvements which were made possible (at least in part) by the county Vision sales tax that was approved in 2003. City Hall rebuilt, Police Station and Fire Station built, major park improvements, Main Street streetscapes and S-Curve overhaul, American Legion building re-roofed and remodeled, and several other projects. That county tax is expiring and now individual cities are asking to renew their portion (at the same rate). There are many more captial improvements to be made as Collinsville continues to grow and prosper. Vote Tuesday April 5th for Collinsville's future. -- Ted Wright 4/2/2106 -- Sample Ballot
Vision-2 (Failed in 2012)
I hope to say just a bit about the local sales tax vote before Tuesday but will be working on my own 2015 federal & state tax returns this weekend ... and still owe you pages on dodgeball, tennis and choir. -- Ted -- 4pm Friday 4/1/201 Registration For The 2016 Youth Football Season Begins Today -- - 4/1/2016
CHS & MS Winterguards
March 29, 2016

Local Preview Of Upcoming State Performances
Good Luck At State To the Winterguards Saturday 4/2 Check back (much later) for photos from Tennis at Edison and CHS Choir at Baptist Church -- Ted 3/31
CHS Juniors Take ACT Together
March 29, 2016

First Ever ACT Given In Collinsville
CHS Baseball Win Over Claremore
March 29, 2016

Burd 3-Run Homer
School Food Satisfaction Surveys and Chef Press Release -- 3/31/2016 Today (March 31) is Herald McTeacher Night at McDonalds Today's CHS Baseball game with Cascia Hall has been moved to Cascia Hall at 4:30 (instead of 4pm here) -- Jim Riley 3/31/2016
Karen's Country Kitchen featured by Owaasso Reporter -- 3/30/2016 Agressive Salesman Warning -- KJRH 3/30/2016 Small tornado moved from North Tulsa, south of Owasso, past Claremore -- Wed. March 30th -- Tulsa World
Misc. News: Church of Christ Progress / FFA Schedule & Land Judging
March 30, 2016

Notes: Golf-Baseball-Track-Winterguard
Herald Elementary "Attentiveness"
March 30, 2016

First & Second Graders

Information on the City Vision Sales Tax Vote is Available on the City's web site -- (Including Videos) -- Ted 3/29/2016

JV Baseball -vs- Claremore
March 25, 2016

One Of Games In Collinsville JV Festival
The start time for CHS Baseball today (3/29/2016) has been changed to 5pm (from 4pm) -vs- Claremore here.
Misc. News: Soccer Boys First At Stilwell / Golf Girls 3rd At Coweta
March 28, 2016

CHS Tennis At Pryor
April School Breakfast & Lunch Menus -- 3/28/2016 Mallory Vaughn Wins 3rd Straight MVP -- Owasso Reporter 3/28/2016 (Previous Coverage)
The City of Collinsville has a full-time position open for Street Supervisor. The City offers a competitive salary and an excellent benefits package which includes health (pays 100%/employee & 85%/family), dental, vision, and life insurance, retirement, paid holidays, sick and vacation time. Must possess a valid Oklahoma Driver's License and drug testing is required. Applications can be made at City Hall, 106 N 12th Street, Collinsville, OK 74021 or by email to -- posted 3/28/2016
Ronald "Bill" Weygandt (Born: October 02, 1936 - Died: March 26, 2016) -- A Funeral Service will be held 2:00 p.m., Wednesday, March 30, 2016 at the First Assembly of God in Collinsville-- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Samantha Smith (CHS 2013) named the Great American Conference (Softball) Player of the Week at SNU. -- 3/28/2016 Check back for Friday Baseball photos from JV White -vs- Claremore (& Herald Character Kids) -- Ted 3/28/2016
CHS Boys Golf
March 25, 2016

2016 Team Photo
Dylan Bowlin Training To Play Taps
March 28, 2016

Volunteers Help Honor Veterans
VYPE Fall Sports Honors -- 3/24/2016 The CHS boys soccer team won two games today and will play in the finals of the Stilwell Soccer Tournament tomorrow (Friday) at 4:00. -- Jim Riley 3/24/2016 The CHS Soccer Boys won the Stilwell Tournament (Friday) - per Coach Stacey Dutton 3/25/2016 The Cardinal Boys Soccer team won the Stilwell Tournament by beating Westville in the finals on Friday. -- Jim Riley 3/25/2016
Steve Tinker Retiring
March 23, 2016

10 Years With City Of Collinsville
4th & 5th Grade Gifted & Talented Students
March 23, 2016

Learning Experience At JA Biztown
Scoops & Grinds featured by Owasso Reporter -- 3/23/2016 Misc. News: CHS Golf Boys 3rd / Branen Girls FFA Speeches
March 24, 2016

Band Garage Sale / Sen. Dossett On Educ. Standards
Check back for Steve Tinker retirement and 4th & 5th grade GT at JA Biztown-- Ted 3/24/2016
Brandon Lowe Signs For College Football
March 23, 2016

At Kansas Wesleyan in Salina
CHS Jazz Band students will be competing in the TCC Jazz Festival in Tulsa Friday, March 25, 2016. Job Posts on the school site for bus driver and JrHi Cheer Sponsor - 3/23/2016
JV Soccer -vs- Metro Christian
March 22, 2016

Boys Games Here Tuesday
Varsity Soccer -vs- Metro Christian
March 22, 2016

Boys Games Here Tuesday
The CHS JV Soccer Boys Lost 1-3 to Metro Christian here Tuesday (photos later). The Varsity boys play next. -- Ted 6:40pm 3/22/2016 -- [8:25pm update varsity boys lost 0-3] Janice Arlene Tandarich (Born: February 24, 1937 - Died: March 20, 2016) -- Oologah -- Funeral services will be 12:30 p.m., Friday, March 25, 2016 at the Oologah United Methodist Church -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Better Business Bureau obtains $1.8 million judgment against former state Sen. Rick Brinkley -- Per Tulsa World 3/22/2016  
Collinsville Man Pleads Quilty In Four Fatality Crash Last July. Christian Jonathan Loiler (22) waived his right to trial -- Per Tulsa World -- 3/21/2016 Collinsville man pleads guilty to fatal shooting outside Owasso gas station. Jacob Wiley Pepper (19) plead guilty to July 24th shooting of Emmett Tyler Wood (26). -- Per Tulsa World 3/22/2016 Collinsville Man Tricks Walmart Employee. Derek Thurman (24) was charged with switching price tags. -- Per Tulsa World 3/22/2016
Charles Lee Hicks (Born: September 12, 1927 - Died: March 19, 2016) Alvin, TX formerly from Oologah -- Funeral Services will be 2:00 p.m. Wednesday, March 23, 2016 at A Healing Touch Ministry -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home "Good Friday" March 25th -- City Hall will be closed and Friday trash pickup moves to Thursday Mar. 24.
CHS Student Council Fundraiser For Materials To Help Support School Spirit -- 3/21/2016 Rev. Dr. Thomas D. Schwartz is the pastor at Collinsville Community Church -- 3/20/2016
CHS Baseball -vs- Bixby
March 17, 2016

Cardinals Lost Here During Spring Break
CHS Baseball here Monday 3/21 CHS Soccer Here Tuesday & Cheer Parent Meeting 3/22 has now completed 13 years since the first page went online March 20, 2003. Work continues now for year 14 of providing news for and about Collinsville, Oklahoma. -- Ted Wright 3/20/2016 Preliminary April 2016 Calendar -- 3/20/2016
Spring Break & Winter are winding down (likely overnight freeze) -- 3/19/2016
Agenda For March 21st City Meet
March 19, 2016

Vision Sales Tax / $65K Asphalt Machine
CHS Sports Honors
March 19, 2016

All-State Wrestler / All-Conference Basketball
Resuts from March 15th Park Board Meet. -- 3/19/2016   Work on the CHS 2016 Senior Pages has been my primary objective for this spring break week (along with a week's backlog of news going into the week). I've made a dent in the work but still have much to do. -- Ted -- Saturday March 19th
Misc. News: Shearer Birth Announcement / Press Releases
March 19, 2016

Blood Drive / Home School / Senate Reports / Insurance Commissioner / Smart City
Check back later for photos from the CHS Baseball loss to Bixby 2-6 here Thursday -- Ted 3/17/2016
New USA Citizens Took Oath Before Collinsville 4th & 5th Graders
March 9, 2016
(Online March 18th)
51 New Citizens Naturalized From 27 Countries
Gary Lloyd Wood (Born: January 18, 1947 - Died: March 17, 2016) -- Memorial Service 2pm, Thursday, March 24, 2016 at the First Baptist Church -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
CHS Improv Performance
March 8, 2016
(Online March 16th)
Speech & Drama Class At CHS
CHS Baseball Swept Nathan Hale -- Per Owasso Reporter 3/15/2016 Norm Van Sickle Photos of Collinsville Tennis Tournament at Lafortune Park (in Tulsa March 10th) -- Facebook 3/17/2016
March 7th City Commission Results -- 3/15/2016 Jake Brillhart Proposes "Venture Club"
March 7, 2016
(Online March 15th)
Presentation To School Board March 7th
Check back for CHS "Improv" (3/8) and CUE Naturalization ceremony (3/9) and park board (3/15) -- Ted 3/15
Herald Elementary News
March 14, 2016

HRC Coloring Contest
Common Sense Recognition
Misc. News: FFA Creed Contest / Matt Tedder On "The Voice"
March 14, 2016

3-D Printer Demo At Library
Collinsville Track (Glenpool): Here are the final results and team standings from yesterday at Glenpool. Great job cards! Boys finished 2nd in team standings with girls at 10th. -- 3/12/2016 Owasso Reporter On Collinsville Track at Glenpool -- 3/14/2016
ECC Veggie Buddies
March 4, 2016
(Online March 13th)
Photos From AM Classes Only
JV Red Baseball At Owasso
March 4, 2016
(Online March 13th)
Just A Few Photos After Track Meet There
NewsOn6: 37 Month Prison Sentence For Rick Brinkley -- 3/11/2016 Brandon Jordan sharp through 5, Cards fall 4-3 in extras Friday -- Owasso Reporter on CHS Baseball Cards at Owasso Tournament -vs- Mid West City -- 3/12/2016
10pm KTUL: Woodward beat Claremore's girls in OT for 5A state Basketball Title -- Sat 3/12/2016
Park Board Will Meet At The Park Tuesday
March 12, 2016

Walk About For Status & Planning
Teachers Of The Year
March 12, 2016

Collinsville Teachers At Each Campus
Beverly Craig Will Represent District
Please take a moment to read the Collinsville Public Schools Financial Update from Superintendent, Lance West. Have a safe spring break! -- Collinsville Public Schools -- 3/11/2016
District Financial Update and March 11 Newsletter
Spring Break In Progress
CHS Track At Owasso Meet
March 4, 2016

Both Teams 6th Against Mostly 6A's
Collinsville"s 145 lb State Champion Justin Walker has be selected to the Large East All State Team. Justin will be wrestling in the OCA All State Match in late July in Tulsa at 145 lbs. -- Jim Riley -- Friday 3/11/2016
Press Releases: Cheer Tryouts / E-Waste & Tire Collection March 12th / Mental Health / Dossett Report
March 10, 2016

Spring Forward / Workers Comp Ruling
CHS Baseball Thursday Mar. 10th at Owasso Tournament (1:30 & 7pm)
Change your clocks ... "Spring Forward" early Sunday morning March 13, 2016
CHS Basketball Girls Season Ended At Area
March 3, 2016

Losses To Claremore And Skiatook
Chamber of Commerce
March 3, 2016

Make End of Life Decisions Early
Ray "Blackie" Henshall
March 10, 2016

1923 - 2016
Coach / Referee / Mayor / Navy Veteran
Sharon Sue Thompson (Born: March 17, 1959 - Died: March 08, 2016) -- Owasso -- No Services Planned -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Spring Break begins for kids Friday March 11th (teachers a day later) ... class resumes Mar. 21
I'm not making much progress on my week long backlog of photo pages and submitted news ... but attended a unique ceremony this morning as 51 individuals became new citizens in front of Collinsville 4th and 5th graders at a Naturalization Ceremony conducted by Judge T. Lane Wilson at Collinsville's Upper Elementary. Another distraction was gathering sample photos of the many capital improvements made in Collinsville as a result of the original Vision sales tax which is set to expire at the end of this year. Collinsville will be asking voters to extend that sales tax this April. -- Ted Wright 4pm Wednesday 3/9/2016
Jerry L. “Coach” Seigel, 75, of Warrensburg, died Saturday, March 5, at St. Luke’s Hospital in Kansas City. -- Former Collinsville coach & teacher. Check back for a sample of the ECC Veggie Buddies March 4th. The CHS Baseball game with OKC Southeast (Tuesday) has been postponed until April 25th. -- Jim Riley 3/8/2016
CHS Soccer Boys 3-2 Win Over Rogers
March 1, 2016

Home Opener Tuesday
JV Soccer Boys Lost 0-1 To Rogers
March 1, 2016

Home Opener Tuesday
Elnora Coweta Moore (Born: June 09, 1918 - Died: March 07, 2016) -- Graveside services will be 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, March 9, 2016 at the Ridgelawn Cemetery -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Sorry ... I'm running almost a week behind getting numerous photo pages done. Two more soccer games from March 1st are next on my list. -- Ted 3/7/2016
Basketball Season Over -- Collinsville Lady Cardinals Basketball Booster Club (3/5/2016 Facebook Post) -- The Lady Cardinals gave it their all but came up short in the Area Consolation Game to Skiatook 50-42. Keep your heads up! You all did great things all season long and to know you all will be back next year.. Let the countdown to basketball season return quickly.
Thank you to all who supported the Lady Cardinals this season.
Craig Creech Obituary
March 6, 2016

1946 - 2016
Former Assistant School Superintendent
Louis Keith Obituary
March 6, 2016

1940 - 2016
Fomer School Transportation Director
CHS Soccer Girls 4-0 Win Over Rogers
March 1, 2016

Home Opener / JV Team Sidelined
No School For Students March 11-18th
3-D Printer Demo Monday March 7th at Library (3pm)
Agenda For March 7th City Meet
March 5, 2016

Vision Sales Tax / Bid For Sludge Removal
CHS Basketball Girls play 3pm Saturday at Rogers for trip to state -- Facebook hints the season is over? -- Ted 6pm Sat. Check back for coverage of Thursday's Chamber meet Hospise information. Check back for soccer (Tues), basketball (Thurs), track (Fri) photos.
School Board Agenda For Monday March 7th
March 4, 2016

State of School Finances
CHS Track Pie Auction
March 1, 2016

Funds Support Track Activities
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. -- Posted 3/4/2016
Just received news from Carol Henshall- Mitchell that her father Ray "Blackie" Henshall passed away this afternoon. Blackie was a long time resident and icon in the Collinsville community. He served as our assistant girls basketball and softball coach to Hall of Fame Coach Howard Ray for many years. A former Collinsville Public Schools board member, Mr. Henshall was instrumental is the hiring of Coach Ray in the mid 60`s. Coach Henshall fought a courageous battle after suffering from a massive heart attack, internal bleeding and pneumonia. His presence at athletic events and supportive friendship will be missed by many Cardinals. RIP Coach Henshall. -- Terry Due -- Friday 3/4/2016
Ray Henshall was also a former Mayor of the City of Collinsville in the 1980s.-- Ted
James Ray "Blackie" Henshall (Born: September 30, 1923 - Died: March 04, 2016) -- Funeral Service Friday, March 11, 2016 (10:00 AM) at Meadowcreek United Methodist Church -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Check back for city Commission and school board agendas for Monday March 7th -- Ted Friday 3/4/2016 I've spent most of the day taking photos of Collinsville athletes at the Owasso track meet ... so am now several more hundred photos behind ... but glad for the great weather and opportunity to cover so many sports this week. -- Ted 6pm Friday 3/4/2016
Ronald "Craig" Creech, 69 (August 8, 1946 - March 2, 2016) Funeral services are scheduled for 2:00 p.m., Monday, March 7, 2016 in Seminole, Oklahoma -- Swearingen Funeral Home in Seminole
Charles Steven Wyckoff Holder (Born: June 28, 1950 -- Died: February 28, 2016) -- Owasso -- Vietnam Veteran -- A memorial service will be held Saturday, March 5th, 2016 at 2:00 pm. at the Collinsville Free Will Baptist Church -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Louis Henry Keith (Born: September 11, 1940 - Died: March 03, 2016) -- Funeral Services will be at 1:00 p.m., Tuesday, March 8, 2016 at the First Baptist Church of Collinsville with Dr. Tim Prock officiating. Interment will follow at Ridgelawn Cemetery in Collinsville. -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Eli S. Petty age 76 passed away on Feb. 18th after a brief illness. He is survived by his wife of 57 years, Peggy, his four sons, Jerry, Joe, Kevin, Bill, grandchildren & friends. Grave side service will be Saturday, March 12th, 12:00 P.M. at St. Theresa's Catholic Church, Collinsville. -- Thank you, Jerry Petty 3/4/2016
CHS Basketball Ladies battled Claremore but lost 45-48 Thursday in the Area tournament at Webster. Have one more chance to advance Saturday (3pm at Will Rogers -vs- Skiatook or Edison?). Photos later. -- Ted 9pm 3/3/2016
CHS Baseball Season Opener
March 1, 2016

4-2 Win Over Glenpool Here Tuesday
For any of you who are not City of Collinsville utility customers (who already received this in the mail with your bill), this is a status report from the city in newsletter form for February 2016: Side 1 & Side 2 -- Ted 3/3/2016 Good Luck Cardinals
Louis Keith's funeral services will be held Tuesday at 1:00 at First Baptist Church. We are asking in lieu of flowers anyone who would like to make a donation to the school for the Collinsville Band's new uniforms. Please memo all donations to say Louis Keith Memorial Band Fund. All donations will need to be sent the the ESC in Collinsville at 1902 W Maple. -- Kacy Keith Keim 3/3/2016
I've received word that both Craig Creech and Louis Keith have passed away in the past day. Creech was a former assistant school superintendent and Keith was the transportation director for Collinsville schools. Check back for additional information. -- Ted 9am Thursday March 3, 2016
Collinsville Schools lost two great men within a 24 hour period. Craig Creech and Louis Keith left this Earth and now reside in Heaven. I had the pleasure to work closely with both of these gentlemen for many years and know that their families are in need of our prayers today. Words can`t express the influence these guys had on me and the gratitude so many of us have for them. Our loss is truly Heaven`s gain. Rest in peace my good friends. -- Terry Due 3/3/2016

Louis Keith
CHS Wrestlers Are 5A State Champs For 6th Straight Year
February 26-27, 2016

Individual Titles For Justin Walker & Elijah Tanner
Apparently Ted Cruz (R) and Bernie Sanders (D) won the presidential primary in Oklahoma .. while Donald Trump (R) and Hillary Clinton (D) won in most March 1st, 2016 Super Tuesday Primary states.
Super Tuesday takes on new meaning in Collinsville as the first home baseball and soccer games plus the track pie auction typically fall on the same night with the election ... so things are busy. Will take a few days to sort it all out. Baseball boys trailed 0-2 (to Glenpool) when I left after 3 innings. JV soccer boys lost 0-1. Varsity soccer girls won 4-1. Varsity boys start shortly. I may not have time to check the polling results. -- Ted 8:25pm Tuesday March 1, 2016 -- [9:20pm update varsity boys soccer tied 1-1 at half] - 10:15pm Soccer Boys won 3-2 over Rogers (& Baseball won 4-2)
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