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Sample of the Ever Changing Face Of Collinsville
July 26, 2017

Some Historic Structures In Doubt
Chamber Appreciates City & County Workers
July 19, 2017

Annual Event At Veterans Building
Volleyball will be holding a car wash Saturday July 29th at American Bank (9am-3pm) Cross Country will be holding a car wash August 5th at City Hall
Elementary Cheer Camp
July 17-20, 2017

1st-6th Grade Cheer Camp
Cross Country Girls Running Park Hills
July 18, 2017

Preparing for 2017 XC Season
2017 Volleyball Has Begun
July 17, 2017

Under New Coach Nicole Baughman
William Reynolds will be participating in All-State Tennis Tuesday (July 25th) at TU Case Center 5:30pm. -- Ted 7/24 2016 CHS Grad Emma Alexander is the 71st Annual Cavalcade Rodeo Queen -- 7/23/2017
Football Camps
July 11, 17-18, 2017

Varsity & Youth Camps In July
Collinsville All State Wrestlers Nate Keim and Elijah Tanner wrestle on Weds. in Sand Springs at 7:00 in the OCA All-State Games. -- Jim Riley 7/23/2017 Fox23 On Collinsville Growth -- 7/21/2017
Additional photos have been added to the Library 100th Anniversary page -- 7/21/2017 CCC Summer Band Practices Begin
July 22, 2017

Wooden Band Stand Upgraded To Metal
Eric Jeffrey Shockley (December 29, 1995 – July 14, 2017) -- CHS 2014 Grad -- Funeral 1:30pm Friday, July 21, 2017, at the Collinsville First Baptist Church -- Mowery Funeral Service Results from July 17th City Meet -- OK'd engineer for upgrades to water and wastewater treatment plants -- 7/21 There was not a quorum for the July 18th park board meet.
Sand Volleyball Tournament Benefited Ward Wiseman Animal Haven
July 16, 2017

8 Competitors At Collinsville City Park Sunday
Collinsville City Utility Base Rate Increase Starts Next Month -- Owasso Reporter -- 7/19/2017
NewsOn6 Coverage for Collinsville Library 100th -- 7/18/2017 Misc. News: Clark 60th Wedding Anniversary / Pam Polk Served As State City Manager President
July 19, 2017

Library Closure In August / Band Thanks Ford Dealer
The City of Collinsville is accepting applications for the position of Firefighter/EMT until 5:00 p.m., August 11, 2017.

Requirements: Must be between 18 and 45 years of age, must have a valid Oklahoma driver’s license, good driving record, high school diploma or GED. National Registry EMT or greater is required. IFSAC Firefighter 1 preferred and must be completed within the first year of employment. Applicants must be able to meet the State of Oklahoma Firefighter Pension and Retirement System requirements and pass the physical agility test, oral interview and chief’s interview.

Annual starting salary is approximately $31,000.00. Full benefits package including 100% of insurance premiums for employee.
Submit applications, resumes, and copies of certifications to: City of Collinsville Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 730, Collinsville, OK 74021
Applications are available at or Collinsville City Hall, 106 North 12th.
-- Posted 7/18/2017

The City of Collinsville is accepting applications for the position of Volunteer Firefighter.

Requirements: Must be between 18 and 45 years of age, must have a valid Oklahoma driver’s license, good driving record, high school diploma or GED. EMR/EMT preferred but not required. IFSAC Firefighter 1 preferred but not required and must be completed within the first year of employment. Applicants must be able to meet the State of Oklahoma Firefighter Pension and Retirement System requirements and pass the oral interview and chief’s interview.

Submit applications, resumes, and copies of certifications to: City of Collinsville Attn: Human Resources, PO Box 730, Collinsville, OK 74021
Applications are available at or Collinsville City Hall, 106 North 12th.
-- Posted 7/18/2017

HS 2017 Cross Country Schedule -- 7/18/2017 JrHi 2017 Cross Country Schedule -- 7/18/2017    
Owasso Preps: Carson Stout -- By Christian Favalora Sports Editor -- 7/18/2017 Owasso Preps: Hayden West -- By Christian Favalora Sports Editor -- 7/18/2017 Ginnie Graham: Collinsville Library celebrates centennial of its opening as a Carnegie-grant institution -- Tulsa World 7/17/2017
City Agenda For Monday July 17th
July 17, 2017
HS Parking Lot Improvements & Engineering For Wastewater Plant Expansion
Cheer and Football Skills Camps begin Monday evening (+ Meet & Greet for New Fire Chief) -- July 17 Chamber's City-County Appreciation Lunch Wednesday at Veterans Building -- July 19
School Supply Lists For 2017-18
July 14, 2017

Kindergarden - 6th Grade Lists
Results from July 10th School Board Meet -- 7/14 Tentative August 2017 Calendar -- 7/14
26-year-old Collinsville Man Gets Two 25-Year Sentences For 2015 Rape -- Tulsa World -- 7/13/2017
Tri-County Fair 2017 Details -- 7/12/2017 Nifty Fifty Reunion Class photos are now in the mail. Ted 7/12/2017 Photo Archival Status - I am now working on April 2016 (so still over a year behind) but hope to make more progress before school starts again. My by-sport sorted photos are free to students or parents if you bring a thumb drive big enough to hold them. I also have a 2017 "graduation" style video (1.8 GB) available now. -- Ted Wright 7/12/2017 --
Misc. News: William Lawrie Jr. Honored By Cherokee Nation
July 10, 2017

Meet The New Fire Chief / Chamber July & August Meets
2017 Volleyball Schedule School & Fair Start August 17th
Library Building Reaches 100th Year
July 8, 2017

Carnegie Funds Started Library For 1917 Opening
Celebration At Library July 18th Send photo to Library for time capsule
Jeffrey Scott DeJarnett (February 3, 1979 ~ July 4, 2017 (age 38)) -- Private Family services will be held in Idaho, Connie Paulette Jones (December 09, 1942 - July 07, 2017) -- No Service Planned -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Safe Routes To Schools
July 7, 2017

Finally Progress With Plans For Sidewalks & Crosswalks
Collinsville School Budget Crisis Approach (Coverage by Owasso Reporter) (Coverage by KTUL) (14+ years of coverage on this web site: most meetings are back chained to previous meeting)
School Board Agenda For July 10
July 7, 2017

Paper & CNP Bids, Head Coach Approvals
Check back later for Library 100th & Tri-County Fair Info 2017 CHS Football Schedule
Raymond Edward Rose (February 18, 1922 ~ July 3, 2017 (age 95) ) -- Funeral services 2:00 p.m. Friday, July 7, 2017 in the Sien-Shelton Funeral Home -- Skiatook Cullus Ray Jones (August 03, 1938 - July 05, 2017) -- Oologah -- Funeral Service Monday, July 10, 2017 (10:30 AM) First Baptist Church, Talala -- Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home
Collinsville Walking Tour Needs Volunteers (Contact Chamber of Commerce) -- NewsOn6 -- 7/5/2017 -- [or you could just make an appointment and visit the Newspaper Museum In Collinsville --] The Chamber office will be closed Friday, July 7 - Friday, July 14. We will reopen on Monday, July 17. We apologize for any inconvenience. -- 7/6/2017
Misc. News: New Parking Lot At City Lake Trails
July 3, 2017
Benham 50th Wedding Anniv. / Rogers. Co Fire Dist. Candidates
Results from 7/3 City Meet ... including introduction to new Fire Chief Harold Call
Independence Day Celebrated In Collinsville
July 1, 2017
Parade Downtown And City Park Full Of Activities
Myron Joseph Sander (December 24, 1957 - July 01, 2017) -- Funeral services 10:00 a.m., Thursday, July 6, 2017 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Chapel.
Misc. News: Elem. Girls Basketball Camp / Cherokee $3K Police Donation
June 30, 2017
Brittany Kickapoo Native Top 50
City Hall Closed July 4 (trash pickup moves to July 5)
Happy Birthday America
City of Collinsville Oklahoma Government -- Independence Day Celebration (Sat. July 1)
Where to park? We will have shuttles running from the High School Parking lot to and from the Independence Day Celebration in the park from 4:00 pm until after the fireworks show. There will be handicapped ONLY parking at the park near the Splash Pad. Avoid the hassle of finding parking nearby and park at the High School and ride the shuttle. There will NO PARKING inside the park.
Collinsville Chamber working to preserve pieces of town’s past -- Owasso Reporter -- June 28, 2017 July 6th -- Guns N Hoses Blood Drive City Agenda For Monday July 3rd
June 30, 2017
Safe Routes To School Agreement
Nifty Fifties folks: I finally started on your print orders yesterday (19 days after your reunion) so it will be awhile longer before those are in the mail. -- Friday June 30, 2017

Tyson Baker & Alyssa Cohenour Married During St. Louis Cardinal Baseball Game
June 30, 2017
Reach Clothing Owner

Two Collinsville men hospitalized after being critically injured in alcohol-related crash (Wednesday) -- Owasso Reporter 6/29/2017 -- Anthony Jackson (23 ) & Andrew Doubleboers (26)
Sat. July 1st Parade & Fireworks
Small CHS 1969 Class Gathering
June 24, 2017
Hope To Repeat Quarterly
West Nile Mosquito Found Here
June 27, 2017
One of Two In Tulsa County In Past Week
Elenora Rebecca Hobbs (June 19, 1942 - June 26, 2017) -- Funeral services will be 10:00 a.m., Thursday, June 29, 2017 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home (or graveside at Ridgelawn at 10am?) Results from Monday June 26 School Board Meet including the revised wellness policy that will further restrict "unhealthy" food brought to or advertised at school; new buses will be air conditioned. -- Ted 6/28/2017
CHS 1967 Class Celebrates 50 Years
June 23-24, 2017
Met Friday & Saturday Evenings
Collinsville: Sophomore speed could help the Cardinals -- Boys Basketball-- by Owasso Reporter 6/26/2017 Enjoy Summer
Collinsville Jr High Summer Pride begins July 5th - a video message from Coach Tom Redding 6/24/2017 Check back later for a few photos from CHS 1967 (50th) Reunion and a small CHS 1969 gathering Sat. June 24th Misc. News: Kickapoo Native All-State / JrHi Cheer Camp
June 25, 2017
Summer Baseball-Softball Sample
Collinsville "Survivor Tree" Is Gone
June 23, 2017
Planted Here In 2008 From OKC Tree Seedling
Collinsville Parents, If your kids are going to participate in athletics in Collinsville Public School. Please make sure you go to the School website and complete the appropriate forms online. Go to click on Activities. click on Athletics. click on Athletic Forms. Fill out all forms required for your age group. -- Jim Riley 6/23/2017
School Board Agenda For June 26
June 22, 2017

Annual Budget & Contract Renewals
Results from June 12 School Board Meet -- 6/22/2017 Partial Results from June 19 City Meet -- 6/22/2017
Collinsville Chamber of Commerce (6/21/2017 Update):
Good news! We were able to reschedule our showing of Rogue One! The new date is next Thursday, June 29th. Same time, same place.
Note: Thursday (June 22) "Sing" will be shown at the park & June 29th is a retry for "Rouge One" interrupted by bad weather June 15th
Collinsville woman gets life sentence in stabbing of boyfriend she reportedly also ran over with car -- Tulsa World -- 6/20/2017 Collinsville Independence Day Activities On Saturday July 1st
June 21, 2017
Parade & Fireworks & Much More
Ryan Powell - RN at St. Francis -- Youtube -- June 2017 CHS 1967 & 1969 gatherings this weekend
2017 Nifty Fifties Reunion
June 10, 2017

CHS 1950s Grads Gather For 17th Annual
Education Foundation Golf Fundraiser
June 12, 2017
Supports Teacher Academic Grants
Boys Basketball: Collinsville's summer experiment hinges on speed -- Owasso Reporter 6/19/2017 Football: Grayson Boomer's recruitment heats up -- Owasso Reporter 6/19/2017
Misc. News: Library Summer Reading Kicks Off With OSU Insects
June 19, 2017

Summer Camps: Girls Soccer & Boys Basketball
6/19/2017 City Meet .. Center Street project contract approved ... 120 day project .. drainage improvements with asphalt roadway with brick intersections.
Shane Keim Named Tulsa Hale HS Athletic Director (& English Teacher) -- Tulsa World 6/18/2017
City Commission Hears Utility Fee Increase Recommendation
June 5, 2017

City Electrical Dept. Safety Award
City Utility Fee Increases Approved
June 15, 2017
Yearly Budget Approved Assumed Increased Fees
Misc. News: Katie Ellis First Pitch & Last Chemo / Police Honors For Linzy & Smith
June 17, 2017

VFW Auxillary / JOM Summer School
Herald Elementary Co-Workers Join Collinsville School Counselor's Sweater Prank -- NewsOn6 6/16/2017
Hogs 'N' Hot Rods
June 10, 2017

16th Annual Downtown Inc. Event
Mia Bowers was honorable mention "All-World" Soccer by the Tulsa World -- 6/14/2017 Sat. June 17 - 8am City Online Auction For Unclaimed Bikes
Bret Dean Hunt (October 09, 1959 - June 15, 2017) -- Memorial service 10:00 a.m., Saturday, June 17, 2017 at the Collinsville Dolton Funeral Home Note: The Chamber outdoor movie (Rogue One) was halted at 9:42pm before the big gust front (50-60MPH?) arrrived in Collinsville about 10pm Thurs 6/15/2017.
You could see up to a $20 increase monthly in your city utility bill following base rate increases approved 6/15/2017 ... I just found out (3pm today from someone other than the city) that the city is holding a special session today at 6pm to raise a bunch of fees for Collinsville citizens. It is a "Public Hearing" ... you'd think they would want people to know about it? -- Ted Wright 3:15pm June 15, 2017 -- note: I just got my copy of the agenda from the city in a 3:12pm email.
2017 CHS All-State Summary
June 14, 2017

All-State Games In June & July
Father's Day Sunday June 18
The school enrollment center will be closed June 15-19.
Historical photos at Collinsville Library Wednesday June 14th (11am) -- Thank you to those that attended - might schedule a followup session later -- Ted Check back for backlog of June photos
Free Movies In City Park
June 1, 2017

4 Thursdays In June - Provided By Chamber
June Chamber Of Commerce Meet
June 1, 2017

Police Chief Jimmie Richey Spoke
Chandler Cole on Tulsa World's "All-World" Track Team -- 6/12/2017 -- Honorable Mentions: Collinsville: Seth Boomer, Malcom Tillman, Hayden West "All World" Baseball Honorable Mentions: Alex Austin, Cale Crutchfield, Brett Erickson, Brannon Jordan, Chase Lorg, Hayden Minton, Dylan Russell, Nick Sunday. -- Tulsa World 6/10/2017
Collinsville Services For Michael Jack Before Burial At Ft. Gibson National Cemetery
June 7-9, 2017

Wounds From Afghanistan
Tommie Phillip (Phil) Howland [December 1, 1950 ~ June 1, 2017 (age 66)] -- CHS 1969 Graduate -- Reynolds Funeral Home
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Lost dog/cat/garage sale ads are $5 ($10 w/ photo) and are to be paid in advance. -- Ted Wright
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