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Copyright 2006 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Collinsville, Oklahoma
July 19, 2006
Miscellaneous News
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Reasor's Grocery Getting Closer / Daughter Report /
Elementary School Supplies / Education Foundation
The construction photo above and the undated press release below (from show yet another example of an Owasso business getting closer to Collinsville but still not crossing the line into the Collinsville City limits to contribute directly to Collinsville's sales tax revenue. The new Reasor's grocery store will produce new jobs and more nearby shopping opportunities..

Reasor’s will anchor a large shopping center located in Owasso on the southwest corner of Highway 20 and 169 and feature full service convenience, including a photo, video, floral, pharmacy, bakery and deli departments and a great place to work.

The additional store will be approximately 77,000 square feet and expected to generate approximately 250 employment opportunities for Owasso and Collinsville residents.

“We view the opening as a reaffirmation of our ongoing commitment to grow with the community,” said Jeff Reasor. “This second store will allow us to better serve the Owasso and Collinsville area.”

Founded in Tahlequah, Oklahoma in 1963, Reasor’s proudly employs 2000 employees. The new Owasso store will be Reasor’s fourteenth location in northeast Oklahoma. Target opening date is Fall 2006.

The Collinsville PTO groups for all the elementary schools have united in an effort to collect enough school supplies to "Fill A Bus" August 26th on Main Street during Founder's Day. I will add a list of needed supplies when it is available.
Coming Soon
I've had several requests for a followup report on my daughter Emily's exchange semester in Australia. She has been back in the USA for about a month and passed though Collinsville for just a few days then headed back to Florida for a few summer credits before starting her senior year at the University of Miami in Coral Gables.I sorted through many of her photos today and hope to get a page online in the next week.
(Previous Coverage: March & February)
Fewer of you may know my oldest daughter Samantha as she was only in Collinsville one year before graduating with the CHS class of 2000. She lives in Austin, Texas, and will be in the University of Texas Art Program this fall. She also stays busy with her job at the Terra Toy Store and making buttons when she has time ( -- Ted
The Collinsville Education Foundation held their quarterly meeting Tuesday July 18, 2006. Chairman Bill Thomas reported on the financial success of the recent CEF golf tournament. The golf tournament yields the most funds for educational grants but the group also sells historical CHS ornaments, historical afghans, caps, and bottled water. Plans for future ornament designs were discussed along with the (TBA) date for the next fun-run. The CEF voted to donate $100 to the PTO for the "Fill The Bus" activity. They also discussed the possibility of "gas grants" to allow school fields trips. The next meeting is scheduled for Oct. 17th, 2006