Collinsville, Oklahoma
June 20, 2008
Miscellaneous News

CH Wright To Band Directors Hall of Fame /
Smelter Cleanup Plan Meeting July 24th /
GRDA Funds Help Collinsville Fireworks July 3rd / Miss Collinsville Teen At Hogs N Hot Rods /
INCOG Public Participation

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Former HS Band Director, C.H. Wright, To Be Honored
Claude (C.H.) Wright will be honored posthumously July 23, 2008 at the summer convention of the Oklahoma Bandmasters Association (OBA). Wright was a former band director at Collinsville, Owasso, and Bixby during much of the 1920s, 1930s and 1940s. He will be inducted into the Hall of Fame by the Oklahoma HS band directors. The Hall of Fame Banquet will be Wednesday 6pm July 23rd in the Renaissance Convention Center in Tulsa. The 2008 Band Director of the Year will also be honored.

C.H. Wright was the full-time editor of "The Collinsville News" during these years as a part-time band instructor when high school bands were first being organized in Oklahoma. He was later the editor of "The Skiatook News" in the 1950s. Mr. Wright died in 1973.

Any former band students of C.H. Wright are encouraged to provide comments to the Wright family (via Ted Wright, 1110 W. Main, Collinsville, OK 74021 or email: If you would like to attend the banquet contact the OBA for reservations (
(Check back later for more complete information on C.H. Wright's band days -- Ted (Previous Coverage)

Hi Ted,
We met James & his daughter Trinity following Jennifay singing "God Bless The USA" at the Annual Hogs & Hot Rods Festival. James is a Collinsville resident that recently returned home to Collinsville after completing two tours of duty in Iraq.
Kyle Wright & Tyler Roy also in picture were Hogs & Hot Rods volunteers that expressed their appreciation to James. Kyle & Tyler also graciously assisted us with moving the heavy sound equipment.

Collinsville is a Great Town with Great People! -- Joy Jiles (6/18/2008)

GRDA PARTNERS WITH CITY OF COLLINSVILLE FOR FOURTH OF JULY CELEBRATION...Grand River Dam Authority's Community Relations Coordinator Laura Schuchman presented a check to Collinsville City Manager Pam Polk in the amount of $3,000 for the City of Collinsville on May 21. The sponsorship will be used toward the collaborative effort of the city, Main Street Association, Collinsville Round-Up Club, along with many volunteers in the city's Fourth of July celebration.

"We have a great city, and we want every aspect of it to instill a positive image. We appreciate our partnership with GRDA in helping us achieve a positive image with this event," said Polk.

The festivities are scheduled to begin Thursday, July 3rd at 6:00 PM at Collinsville City Park. There will be games, a live band, concession stands, and contests followed with the fireworks show.
(Submitted by GRDA 6/17/2008)

After the firework show there will be a street dance in the park. We look forward to seeing everyone there! -- Thanks, Melissa Whitlock (City of Collinsville) 6/19/2008 -- (Last Year)
Smelter Cleanup Plan
TFM Proposed Plan Press Release.
The public comment period for the Proposed Plan will began July 1st and the Public Meeting will be held July 24 from 6-7:30 at Collinsville City Hall..

Sara Downard --Environmental Programs Specialist -- Department of Environmental Quality -- (405) 702-5126

INCOG has recently updated the Public Participation Process and the Nondiscrimination Compliance Plan for the Tulsa Transportation Management Area. Both documents include guidelines for planning and public interactions that directly affect all residents.

Both document drafts are available on the INCOG website: The documents are also available, during normal business hours, at the INCOG offices – 201 W 5th Street, Suite 600, Tulsa, OK 74103.

The review period will extend to Aug. 14, 2008. No comments will be accepted after noon on that day. Comments should be in writing and can be submitted either by fax (918. 583.1024), mail (see address above), or email (

For more information, please contact INCOG’s Transportation Planning division at 918.584.7526 or

(Submitted 6/20/2008)