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Copyright 2006 -- Collinsville, Oklahoma
Collinsville, Oklahoma
Oct. 26, 2006
Miscellaneous News
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Indian Student Opportunity /
Book Club / Oklahoma Birthday Party / Veterans Day Activities /

Veterans Photos Requested

Native American Students
"Opportunity of a Lifetime"
The Cherokee Nation Co-Partner Program is offering Collinsville Native American Students in grades seventh through twelfth an opportunity of a lifetime to attend the Cherokee Nation Youth Leadership Institute Program. Native American Parents and children that hold a CDIB card of any tribe are invited to attend a special meeting on Monday, October 30, 2006 at 7:00 p.m. at the Victory Cherokee Organization Office, located inside the Trinity Faith Church, 1107 W. Main St., Collinsville, OK.

Students that sign up will attend an all day class once a month at Tahlequah, Oklahoma. They will receive Cherokee Language words, government, history and cultural information to study for the next meeting. They will be tested on the knowledge they have learned and must attend every meeting through May, 2007. In June they will go on a two week trip to Cherokee, North Carolina and surrounding states touring the historical sites they have studied.

We would like to encourage parents and students to attend this life changing event. Applications to sign up for the Institute will be available and any questions you have will be answered by students and sponsors that have attended the past few years. If you have questions prior to the meeting call Janice Fields, Indian Education Coordinator at 371-5449.

Library News (from Susan Babbitt)
This Thursday evening (Oct. 26th) at 6:30 Broken Arrow author, Bob Avey, will delight and entertain with his stories about writing books, visiting ghost towns and how placing books in the Tulsa area gives the reader a real sense of being there.

His book, Twisted Perception, is a quick read, you can visiualize the scenes because you HAVE been there--if you have ever been to Tulsa. He will bring books and sign if you wish.

Hope you can join us this Thursday at 6:30 in the Collinsville Library meeting room.

Bring a friend!
A REMINDER: on November 16th we will celebrate Oklahoma's 99th Birthday with cake, speakers, music and stories.

We will open at 8am with coffee and apple pan dowdy... for the early risers... lots to see and stories to tell. If any of you had Mrs. Morrow as a teacher you will enjoy visiting with her granddaughter during the day. Mother Goose is coming for the children at 10:00 .... a few quilts on display...a flyer will follow....Visit with Mirian the Librarian through out the day.
ALSO ... our silent auction will be held November 20 - December 2. Bring table top items for the auction to benefit the library. The closing bids will be taken during our Centennial Gala held on December 2. The Friends of the library are working to bring a grand affair to the library on December 2. Details to follow soon.

Don't forget the Christmas Parade A Centennial Christmas...December 9 at 11:00
Veterans Day Events / Preparations
There will be a veterans recognition assembly at 9:20 am on Monday, Nov 13, in the gym at Collinsville High School. There will be performances by the CHS Band and Choir as well as presentation of the flags and anthems of all five branches of the USA military services. We are inviting veterans to attend and would like them to contact us at 371-3382 to let us know they will be coming so we can be sure and have enough seats in place. -- Thanks, Bob Humble (Oct. 25)
(Note: Wilson Elementary will have a Veterans program ~9:30am Friday Nov. 10th . Herald Elementary's Veterans program is at 1pm Nov. 10th. I have not heard from the other schools yet -- Ted) -- The downtown Veterans Day parade is ~11am Saturday Nov. 11th from 14th to 9th St on Main.
I am putting together a slide show for the veterans' assembly Nov. 13th at CHS. I need pictures of people who went to school in Collinsville and have served or are currently serving in the armed forces and who have served in a war. You can bring them to me at the highschool or email them to me at
Please include the following information: Full Name of person, the year they graduated from CHS, the war they served in and years of service. I will scan the pictures and return them. I need these before Friday Nov. 10th. Thank you for helping us remember those who are so important to our country. -- Missy DeLozier (Oct. 26)
Remember all of our veterans and active service men and women. The Spanish American War (1898) was the first U.S. military conflict after Collinsville came into existance, but there are Civil War veterans buried in our Ridgelawn Cemetery and likely every conflict since. Lt. Jimmie Banks was the first of many World War II casulties from Collinsville in 1944. -- Ted