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Copyright 2006 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
of Commerce Installation
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(OU & Dallas Cowboy) Addressed the Chamber & Guest
Stan Sallee, Tony Casillas, and out-going Chamber President James Duggar.
Howe Will Be The Chamber's 2006 President
I missed significant
portions of this banquet while also covering the Baseball
Dinner (w/ Coach Gary Ward). The Chamber installed new officers and made
their annual awards. I'll try to get a list of the awards and update this page
later. -- Ted 2:45pm Sunday (see below)
Oklahoma Sooner and Dallas Cowboys football star Tony Casillas met Collinsville's
future Mayor (Stan Sallee) in 1983 at the University of Oklahoma where they
were both students. Tony thanked the Sallee and Bayouth families for a long
time friendship. Casillas' speech to the Collinsville Chamber stressed "perseverance
leads to success".
Casillas was the guest speaker for the Chamber of Commerce Installation Banquet
Saturday Jan. 28th at the CHS Commons..
Principal Cory Slagle greeted Tony Casillas after the banquet and reminded Tony
they had played football against each other as youth in Tulsa.
Casillas played for four NFL teams and won 2 superbowls with the Dallas Cowboys.
He related his steps along the road as a youngster in Tulsa, switching from
baseball to football, success at East Central High School and OU before the
National Football League.
Other 2006 Chamber of Commerce Officers:
Terry Due -- President Elect
Larry Shafer -- Vice-President
Billie Francis -- Secretary-Treasurer
Chamber of Commerce Awards
|Gold Key Award
Subway (for making a substantial investment in our community)
(in appreciation of your time and effort with the youth of our community)
||RCB Bank, Joetta
Cox, Darling International, Beth Ann Langston, American Bank of Oklahoma,
Bank of the Lakes (in appreciation of your support of the Collinsville
Chamber of Commerce)
|Member of the Year
(for going above and beyond the call of duty in your service to the Chamber)
||Stan Sallee, Bob
Wolfram, Ted Wright (in appreciation of your outstanding representation
of Collinsvile in a positive light outside the community)
Susan Babbitt, Linda Pavey, Marilyn Hardacre, Tharyn Nachtigall (in
appreciation of your contributions and dedication to the community)
Karen Rowden (in appreciation of your dedication to the education
of our youth)