Collinsville, Oklahoma
June 11, 2008
Miscellaneous News
City Asked To Help School With Bond Financing Process / Miss Oklahoma Representatives / 4-H Project /
Animals Adopted ... More Available

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Representing Collinsville
Jennifay Nichols (Teen Miss Collinsville), Arlene Francis (Miss Collinsville pageant director), and Bailey Robinson (Miss Collinsville) at the 2008 Miss Oklahoma Pageant last week on the ORU campus.
Arlene Francis and Don Brinkley (above) and lots of family and friends (below) supported Jennifay at the Miss Oklahoma Teen competition.
Hi Ted,
We wanted to give you an update about Jennifay. She had a wonderful time representing Collinsville @ Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen State Competition. She did not place top 10 but did receive an Outstanding Talent Award Scholarship for her vocal performance "Only Hope". She did an outstanding job in all areas of competition. Jennifay will continue to represent Collinsville for the remainder of her reign as Collinsville's Outstanding Teen and will be singing at the Annual Hogs 'N' Hot Rods Event this weekend. A special thank you to all of the Collinsville business' and residents for their ongoing encouragement & support.
-- Joy Jiles (6/11/2008)
These animals had been adopted as of 6/5/2008:

We are looking for foster homes for our pets. Contact WWAH 371-1009

-- Susan Babbitt

4-H Locker Cleanup Project

4-H Members (L-R): Greg Haan, Emily Haan, Tyler Lutz, Karen Klein, and Jennifer Lutz.
(Photo by Deb Lutz, Club Leader)

Written by Karen Klein, Tulsa County 4-H Ambassador

Thursday May 29, the members of the Dairy Capitol 4-H Club cleaned out the lockers at the high school. There were approximately 640 lockers to clean, and five club members with two adult volunteers went up to the high school to go and help out. They arrived at nine o'clock, and left an eleven-thirty, taking two-and-a-half hours, or a combined total of seventeen-and-a-half hours of service between them. They did it for Tulsa County 4-H's Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Project, which encourages the 4-H clubs across the county to do things to help clean up Oklahoma. It is the nation's largest annual cleanup, beautification, and community improvement program, and encourages other volunteer groups to make a visible difference in where they live, as well. Dairy Capitol also cleaned out the lockers for last year's Keep Oklahoma Beautiful Project, and will probably keep doing so as long as the project continues. If you'd like to contact the club leader, Deb Lutz, you can reach her by e-mailing her at or call her at 918-371-8236.

Last Year

Collinsville Economic Development Authority Will Likely Help With
"Conduit Financing" For School Bond Series
I was puzzled when I first saw the term "ground lease agreement" on a city commission agenda a few weeks ago and got no futher explanation as the agenda item was tabled then. Today, at a meeting of the Collinsville Development Authority, I heard a lengthy explanation from lawyers and a school finance consultant. I will not attempt to even summarize other than the Collinsville School Sytem is asking the city authority to help with a level of indirection for financing the school bond series approved by voter March 4th. A ruling by Oklahoma's Attorney General in December 2007 has the school asking for this additional layer of "authority". The development authority did not act on the agreement today pending further review by the city attorney and a bond attorney consulting for the city. A potential fee may be negotiated (in addition to the school paying audit fees). Special sessions of the development authority and city commission are likely as the issuance of the bonds to begin certain portions of construction are held up until a contract is signed. Arvest Bank will be buying the bonds according to today's discussions. -- Ted Wright 6/11/2008
6 of the 7 Economic Development Authority members must approve the agreement for it to take effect (followed by City Commission approval). Current authority members are George Sallee (chairman), Bill Roten, Stan Sallee, Kelly Hamlin, Brad Francis, Susan Babbitt and Steve Barnes.