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Collinsville, Oklahoma
Nov. 2, 2005
Miscellaneous News
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Cherokee Language /
Guard Rail Replaced /
COE Book Club / Parades
Praire View Addition (Ave. D & Center St.)
A new fence, guard rail and directional signs were installed this week in a cooperative effort with the District 8 office of the Dept of Transportation and Collinsville’s Street Department. The effort was made possible through coordination with Commissioner Porter, City Manger Polk and City Planner Wolfram. The fence and signage were damaged over 2 years ago and the cooperative effort marks a new era in developing a working relationship between the City and State. Similar efforts are in process with the Broadway Bridge and the S-Curve. -- (Submitted photo and information)
Cherokee Language Bowl
Ted, just wanted to let you know that a group of students from Herald Elementary are in Tahlequah today (11-1-05) to participate in a Cherokee Language Bowl. The kids have been learning / practicing the language for about the last three weeks. This all being done through the Indian Education Program through the schools. My daughter Rachel is a part of the group and she just called letting me know that they, so far, have won a round and lost a round, but will be going to another round this afternoon.

Just thought it might be something that could be put on the web site to acknowledge these "brave" kids in attempting such a challenge. Janice Fields would be the main person to contact for additional information. The Indian Education building is located at 310 S. 14th St., which is just south of the middle school, and the office number is 371-5449.

Mary Jo Griffin (Tuesday Nov. 1, 2005) (Nov. 28 update)

Collinsville Library Book Club

Comedy of Errors book club will meet at 7:00pm on December 1, 2005 in the library meeting room.

We will be discussing Andrew Greeley’s, Star Bright! A Christmas Story.

In 2006 we plan to meet the 4th Thursday of the month at 7:00.

The Library orders extra copies of the discussion book so all can read it before the meeting. But you are still very welcome if you have not read the book.

For more information call Collinsville Library 596-2840.
-- Susan Babbitt

Veterans Day Parade
November 11th (Friday 11am)
On Collinsville Main Street from 14th to 9th

Contact Marie Gillespie
(American Legion and Auxiliary)

Christmas Parade
December 10th (Saturday 10am)
Theme: "A Very Patriotic Christmas"
On Collinsville Main Street from 13th to 7th

Line up in City Park.
Participation fee is $10 per entry with proceeds to benefit the Collinsville Angel Tree.
Parade sponsored by Collinsville Chamber of Commerce.
Contact Wanda Nyberg (Chamber Secretary) at 918-371-4703 or Susan Babbitt (Parade Coordinator) at 918-630-8832.

Float entries can earn trophies (businesses) or cash prizes (non-profits). Categories: How well entry adapts to parade theme and workmanship.

Entry forms should be returned by Dec. 5th to the Chamber of Commerce.