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CHS Baseball 5-0 WIn
March 31, 2017

Hosted Claremore Sequoyah
Misc. News: Tye-Dye CUE Staff Test Prep / K. Branen 4-H Hall of Fame
March 31, 2017

Lundgren CHS Science Class Sample
Makeup Baseball Games -- Varsity baseball is playing one game today (Tues. April 4) at Memorial at 4pm. Both JV teams play at home today. We will try for another game with Memorial here Wed. if we don't get too much rain tonight. -- Jim Riley 4/4/2017
Fundraiser For Katie Ellis
April 4, 2017

T-Shirt Orders Due By April 11
CHS Freshman Has Hodgkins Lymphoma
Choir State Contest Wed. April 5th No School Friday (for the rest of this term)
Mable L. Ridenhour (August 18, 1925 - April 03, 2017) -- Funeral Service Wednesday, April 05, 2017 10:00 AM Collinsville Free Will Baptist Church -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Winter Guard State Runners-Up (Jenks 1st)
March 31-April 1, 2017

Photos From Friday Preview Here
Check back for more Friday photos: CUE tye-dye and CHS baseball Golf Girls are Conference Champs!
Brian O'Hara, Deputy District Director for Congressman Bridenstine, will be the guest speaker at the Thursday April 6th Collinsville Chamber of Commerce meeting (noon at Library)
Tulsa World: Track & Field: Collinsville's Carrington Buoy, Matthew Budnik, Annie Haught win in Tahlequah (Friday) -- By Christian Favalora -- 4/1/2017 Complete Tahlequah Track Meet Results
Collinsville Winter Guard 2nd at State and "Most Improved" -- 4/1/2017 No girls JV soccer game this Tuesday. It has been cancelled. Boys JV is still on at 5. -- Thanks, Stacey Dutton 4/1/2017 -- Here April 4th
City Commission Agenda For April 3rd
March 20, 2017

$69K Water Hydrant Project + Electric Relocation For Highway 20 Widening
Good Luck Winter Guard - State Contest Saturday at Mustang -- Friday photos later
I'm working on taxes this weekend ... everything else has to wait -- Ted
Check back later for (Monday) city commission agenda and (Wednesday) special school board agenda ... photos from CHS Baseball 5-0 win over Clarmore Sequoyah and photos from Winter Guard's state preview. -- Ted Fri 3/31 -- Norm's Winter Guard Photos Friday
Winter Guard preview Friday
Pro Wrestling Saturday
Dakota Boggs-Darrin Turner Tribute / Suicide Awareness Benefit Concert -- at Osage Casino Tulsa Raceway Park - Sunday, April 2 (6pm) .- Owasso Reporter 3/30/2017
CHS Soccer Hosted Oologah Tuesday
March 27, 2017
2 Varsity Losses
Girls Basketball Honors
March 30, 2017
All-Conference & All-State
Chief of Fire -- City of Collinsville, OK
The City of Collinsville seeks an experienced, innovative and proven executive to serve as Chief of Fire. The Chief of Fire performs a variety of complex administrative, supervisory and professional work in planning, coordinating, directing and supervising the activities of the Fire Department. Successful candidates will have at least six (6) years of fire service management experience at a command staff level of a municipal fire department, a Bachelor’s Degree or above in fire science, public administration, or a related discipline is preferred. Complete Position Profile available online at
Salary is negotiable dependent upon education and experience. Excellent benefits package. Employer pays 100% of employee health, dental, vision and life insurance. Apply in person at City Hall, 106 N 12th Street or mail resume to: City of Collinsville, Attention: Personnel, PO Box 730, Collinsville, OK 74021. Resumes may be e-mailed to: The City of Collinsville is an equal opportunity employer. -- posted 3/30/2017
Misc. News: JV Red Baseball Bixby Champs, CHS Golf Boys 2nd Claremore / CHS Golf Girls 3rd Coweta
March 29, 2017
April Library Events
CHS Baseball Shutout Claremore Here
March 27, 2017
Brannon Jordan Allowed Only 2 Hits
CHS Soccer Hosted Mingo Valley
March 23, 2017
JV Girls Game Here Thursday
Tractor Supply Company Begins Construction In Collinsville -- Tulsa World 3/28/2017 CHS Golf Girls 3rd at Coweta Tourney behind Owasso & Hilldale -- 3/28/2017
Jacob Redfern Obituary -- Owasso Reporter 4/5/2017 Maxwell Cook Obituary -- Owasso Reporter 4/5/2017 Elizabeth Rodriguez Pleads Not-Guilty -- Tulsa World 4/4/2017
21 year old Collinsville resident (Elizabeth Marie Rodriquez) planned home invasion where three unidentified youth were shot and killed in BA -- per Tulsa World 3/28/2017 Jake Redfern of Collinsville identified as one of those killed in Broken Arrow home invasion -- KOTV 3/28/2017 - 17 year old -- [More On Teens via Tulsa World 3/30/2017]
The School Instagram reached 500 followers today and the School Twitter has 528 so far. Both started in July 2016. I often post scores and sample photos there first before the more comprehensive photo pages here on -- Ted Wright -- 3/28/2017
Cheerleader Parent meeting is Tuesday (March 28) Collinsville hosted Oologah soccer and lost 0-8 girls and 2-4 boys. The boys led 2-1 at half. Photos later -- Ted 9:35pm Monday March 27
"Dedicated to the Babies" organization (& Linda Pfeffer) -- Owasso Reporter Coverage -- March 26, 2017 2-0 CHS Baseball Win over Claremore here Monday with Brannon Jordan's 2-hit complete game shutout. Photos later. Headed over to soccer at 6pm.-- 3/27/2017 & (Owasso Reporter)
Joelle Nelson Signs For Soccer
March 25, 2017
At NEO In Miami, OK
Next Fundraiser Show April 20th
March 26, 2017
Help Us Give A Veteran A Dog
Baseball Cards Hosted Rogers, Ark
March 23, 2017

In Bartlesville-Collinsville Wood Bat Tourney
Misc. News: Volunteers Asked For April 22nd City Cleanup / Cherokee Election Dates
March 25, 2017

Trail Lighting In City Park Finally Progressing
CHS Soccer Hosted Noah Monday
March 20, 2017

Varsity Boys Won 5-1
CHS Talent Show
March 21, 2017

Students Performed Tuesday
JV Soccer girls lost 0-3 to Mingo Valley here Thursday Mar. 23rd - a few photos much later CHS Baseball Cardinals suffered a 3-14 loss to Rogers, Arkansas, in the 1pm game today and will play Parkhill at 6pm -- photos later -- Ted 3:15pm 3/23/2017
CHS Tennis Girls Do Well At Pryor
March 22, 2017

Medals for Griffith-Draper-Dugger
The plan (for those waiting patiently) -- I hope to spend my available Thursday time working on soccer photos from Monday (with time out for CHS baseball at 1pm Thurs.) ... and then next would be the CHS talent show photos likely on Friday. -- Ted 11:30am Thurs 3/23/2017
Backlog Of Oklahoma Legislative Press Releases
March 22, 2017

From Sen. J.J.Dossett & Sen. Mike Schulz
Lesta Anna Stockley March 02, 1919 - March 20, 2017) -- Oologah -- Funeral Monday, March 27, 2017 12:00 PM at First Baptist Church of Oologah -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
The Collinsville High School Jazz Ensemble will be performing at the TCC Jazz Festival in Tulsa Friday, March 24th. -- Rod Mackey 3/21/2017 Collinsville Baseball hosting portion of Bartlesville tournament - 4 games here Thursday - Collinsville plays at 1&6pm -- Jim Riley 3/22/2017
Followup Photos -- EPA Smelter Cleanup Completed In 2016
March 18, 2017

One Of Two Old Smelter Sites South Of Town
Thursday: JrHi Track to Glenpool Friday: HS Track to Claremore
The City of Collinsville is seeking a full-time Maintenance I worker for the city’s Electric Department. This position performs entry-level work in the construction, operation, maintenance and repairs of power and lighting distribution systems. The employee in this position may become eligible for the City's Department of Labor Certified Lineman Apprentice Program. Acceptance in to this prestigious program is based on the employee’s job performance and management recommendation. 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 3/22/2017
Check back later for photos from the March 21 CHS Talent Show: 1st Sunshine Yang, 2nd Melissa Scott, 3rd Bryant Her, Crowd Favorite Jacob Tyler -- Ted 3/21/2017 - see Twitter & Instagram for some early photos Misc. News: Pro Wrestling April 1st at Middle School
March 21, 2017
Scouts To Museum / Main Street Finalists
Misc. News: 7th Grade Baseball / Reynolds On Dean's List
March 20, 2017
Cribbet's Closeout Sale
Soccer -vs- Noah (here March 20th) - JV boys lost 2-3; Var Girls lost 0-3; Var Boys won 5-1 -- photos later. And they play at Metro Tues Baseball 6-4 win at BK - 3/20/2017
City Commission Agenda For March 20th
March 20, 2017

$69K Water Hydrant Project
Check out the "Cardinals of the Day"... now 2017 seniors Summer Drivers-Ed - per Cardinal Connection
Collinsville youth cheer for the up coming 2017 year going into the 1-6 th grades . Sign ups start today, March 20 and runs to May 21. Sign up fee is $40. Go to Also looking for cheer coaches 1-6 th grades if interested in coaching email us at
Today - March 20, 2017 marks the completion of 14 full years of and the start of year 15 -- Ted
CHS Soccer here today (Monday March 20) -vs- NOAH at 5-6-8pm & check back for today's city meet agenda ... my mind is still on spring break time -- and by the way, I made some progress on 2017 senior pages over the break but have much work still to do before May 1st online release - Ted Wright
Tentative April 2017 Calendar - 3/18/2017 Terry Lee Phillips (October 15, 1969 – March 14, 2017) -- Funeral 10am Friday March 17, 2017 at Current Church -- Mowery Funeral Home
Two CHS Baseball Wins Over Hale Tuesday -- Owasso Reporter 3/14/2017 Enjoy Spring Break Cake Lady - Ribbon Cutting
March 8, 2017
Chamber of Commerce Ceremony
Collinsville Baseball Loss To Owasso
March 9, 2017
Followed With Win Over Norman At Owasso
ECC Veggie Buddies
March 10, 2017
Annual Creative Contest
Collinsville Farmers & Ranchers Assist
March 10, 2017
Hay & Supplies To Western Oklahoma Fire Victims
Cribbet's True Value going out of business sale/retirement sale starting March 13-25th 10am-5pm ALL SALES FINAL! 50% off of everything. --3/13/2017
Track Pie Auction - Fundraiser
March 7, 2017
Results: JrHi Wagoner & HS Glenpool
CHS Hosted LaFortune Tennis
March 9, 2017
Annual Tournament In Tulsa
Misc. News: Cherokee Challenge Bowl / Herald Wobble Chairs / JrHi Track At Wagoner
March 11, 2017
Rental Scam Warning / Distracted Driving Kills
Cville Ranchers Help To Western OK -- Tulsa World 3/11/2017 March 6th School Board Results - w/ ECC Reading Demo
School Newsletter (pdf) -- 3/11/2017 Percy Louis Fields (July 01, 1921 - March 10, 2017) -- Funeral Service Tuesday, March 14, 2017 (1pm) First Baptist Church-- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
District Teacher Of Year Announced
March 10, 2017
Additional Info For Each Campus Representative
6-4 Varsity Baseball Win Over Coweta
March 4, 2017
6th Inning Coons Homer Difference
Daylight Saving Time begins on Sunday, March 12, 2017 and ends on Sunday, November 5, 2017.
Collinsville's Nate Keim and Elijah Tanner have been named to the OCA Large East All State Wrestling team. They will participate in the East/West All State match in late July. -- Jim Riley 3/10/2017 Chamber Meeting
March 2, 2017
Northwest Technology Center
Business Development

Collinsville farmers loaded up hay and supplies today to help their "neighbors" in western Oklahoma hit by recent wild fires. -- Friday March 10, 2017
We are meeting at the Collinsville Sale Barn tomorrow morning at 9 am with 4 semis and 2 truck loads of hay to donate to farmer/ranchers in western Oklahoma. Might make for a good picture. --Thurs 3/9/2017
Federal, county authorities arrest Collinsville man on child porn complaints -- Tulsa World 3/9/2017 Baseball FINAL: Collinsville run rules Norman 11-0 in 6 innings. Brett Erickson with leadoff HR. Bryce Coons with a 2R HR in the 4th -- Christian Favalora -- 3/9/2017 -- [Owasso Reporter]
I spent the morning at the Collinsville Tennis Tournament (at LaFortune in Tulsa) ...will have some photos later. It was still in progress when I left. Still owe you chamber results from a week ago and several items in between. Collinsville & Owasso play baseball there this afternoon (at Owasso's tournament at 4) -- Ted Thurs. 1:30pm 3/9/2017 -- Collinsville Baseball lost 3-8 to Owasso - photos later - Collinsville had same number of hits (7) but gave up too many walks. -- [also Owasso Reporter Coverage & Photos]
With tornado season being upon us again the Collinsville Fire Department will be testing the tornado sirens beginning in March 2017 on the second and fourth Wednesday of each month at noon during tornado season weather permitting. We also have the capability of silent testing the sirens. -- Thank you
Russell Young (Fire Chief) 3/9/2017
CHS Class Of 2017 Has 13 Valedictorians
March 7, 2017
Also Contest Winner Lists For Band & Choir
CHS Varsity Baseball Wins Over Glenpool
March 3, 2017
14-2 Here Friday (After 15-1 There Thurs.)
Preliminary 2017 Hogs 'N' Hot Rods Info -- 3/7/2017
Under "new business" Monday the school board accepted the resignation of Susie Vaughn as head basketball coach for the girls team. Apparently Susie is planning to attend University of Arizona basketball games next season to watch daughter Mallory play and felt she couldn't do that and still coach here. -- Also, Tim Bess was sworn in for his first session with the school board. -- Also, Four ECC students gave an outstanding reading demonstration to the school board -- more later -- Ted -- 3/7/2017 -- And at the city commission meeting Monday, both annexations were approved. Gavin Rose's Video Report on Mallory & Susie Vaughn -- 3/3/2017
OKPreps on Vaughn Resignation 3/8/2017
Power was out in much of Collinsville Monday evening March 6th starting about 9:37pm (and lasting for about 3 hours and 10 minutes at my house) -- Ted Wright 3/7/2017 Collinsville attorney publishes first fiction novel -- Owasso Reporter 3/6/2017
CHS Girls Basketball Season Ends At Area
March 2 & 4, 2017

Losses To Tahlequah & Claremore
CHS Boys Basketball Season Ends At Area
March 3 & 4, 2017

Losses To Claremore & NW Classen
David Wayne Borthick (July 12, 1954 - March 04, 2017) -- 10am Services Thursday, March 09, 2017 at Church of the Nazarene -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Betty Jane Fritts (March 10, 1933 - March 04, 2017) -- Graveside Rites March 8 - Wed. 2pm at Ridgelawn Cemetery -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home JV-W baseball game on Thursday at home has been moved to Coweta. No home JV game Thursday. -- Jim Riley 3/6/2017
We would like to thank everyone that came out Thursday evening, to the Veteran's Memorial Building, to support the Silver Dollar Cafe. We had almost 100 attendees and raised $2,050.00 for them. Dale, Linda and the rest of the Stotts family are very appreciative of the support that the Collinsville community is showing them! -- Collinsville Downtown, Inc. - (3/6/2017)
JA BizTown
March 2, 2017

GT 4th & 5th Grade Learning Experience
Congratulations to both CHS Basketball Teams for outstanding seasons! Track Pies Tuesday!
City Commission Agenda For March 6th
March 5, 2017

City Opposes Sale of GRDA
Annex 2 Properties
Check back for photos from two basketball & 2 baseball games ...and Chamber meet from last Thursday ... and a few email school items (BizTown & ECC Bandaid Drive)
Basketball Season Is Over In Collinsville 5A Boys: No. 8 Northwest Classen (16-9) has just eliminated No. 11 Collinsville, 67-61 to get into the state tournament -- Christian Favalora -- 9:45pm Sat 3/4/2017
HALF: Collinsville leads NW Classen 28-20 in 5A boys area consolation final. Cards have to be excited about Grayson Boomer's 6 pts. -- Christian Favalora -- Sat 3/4/2017 Claremore eliminates No. 1 Collinsville basketball girls 45-44 and advances to 5Astate tournament - Christian Favalora -- Sat. 3/4/2017
The CHS Baseball Cardinals used 4 pitchers, some double plays and a 6th inning tie-breaking 2-run homer by Bryce Coons for a 6-4 win over Coweta here Saturday afternoon. - Photos later - Ted 3:40pm 3/4/2017 Sat. March 4th: 8:30am Girls Tennis at Claremore; 1pm Baseball at Home; 1:30pm Girls Basketball at Memorial; 8pm Boys Basketball at Jenks
George Edd Risley (August 30, 1938 - March 02, 2017) -- Memorial Service 2pm Tuesday, March 7, 2017 at First Baptist Church -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
School Board Agenda For March 6th
March 3, 2017

Director-Principal Rehires / New CNP Director
CHS Baseball Cards open with 14-1 win at Glenpool -- 3/2/2017 Basketball Lady Cards tripped up 46-48 by Tahlequah (again) ... move to consolation side of Area tournament Sat. (1:30 at Memorial) -- more later -- Ted 8:50pm 3/2 -- (Tulsa World Photos) - to play Claremore Sat
March Calendar Spring Break is March 13-17
More 2017 CHS Spring Schedules: 2017 Soccer 2017 Tennis 2017 Varsity Baseball JV Baseball (White) & (Red)
2017 CHS Track Schedule (+ JrHi) -- HS to Enid (Indoor) Saturday -- 2/6/2017
2017 CHS Girl's Golf Schedule -- 1/23/2017 2017 CHS Men's Golf Schedule -- 1/25/2017
Darci Chester, Rylee DeLozier & Gail Young received their All-State Softball Jackets Friday during halftime of the basketball game. I'll have a photo for you later ... and the links are to preliminary versions of their 2017 senior pages. The only other one online early is Levi Draper. I hope to release more before the traditional May 1st release which has turned into mid-June the past two years. -- Ted 1/14/2017
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