Collinsville, Oklahoma
May 2, 2009
Miscellaneous News

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CHS Golfers Qualify For State
Paige DeLozier and Jordan Michela have both qualified for the 5A girls golf State Tournament. The Regional tournament began on Wed. in McAlester but got rained out after the first few holes were played. They postponed the tournament until Friday. Paige got off to a rough start and shot a 52 on the front nine. The course was tough and very wet! Jordan Michela and Jessie Henry also struggled on the front nine shooting a 52 and a 49. Paige played much better on the back nine and shot a 43 for a total of 95. Jordan finished with a 100 and Jessie with a 101. Paige placed 4th among the individual qualifiers and Jordan tied for 6th taking the last qualifying spot. Jessie missed qualifying by 1 stoke. Paige and Jordan are the first girls from Collinsville to qualify for the 5A golf state tournament! The tournament will be held at Earlywine golf course in OKC next Wed. and Thurs. Good luck girls!
-- Missy DeLozier (5/1/2009)
Poster Contest Winner
Nancy Vang, a sophomore at CHS, has won a $75 cash prize for her entry in the Tulsa County Bar Association poster contest. Her hand drawn poster was that of President Abraham Lincoln with the title of: "Legacy of Liberty". Mr. Dutton, her English teacher encouraged his students to enter the contest. Thank you for helping to congratulate Nancy.

Cory A. Slagle -- CHS Principal (5/1/2009)
American Lung Association Finds the Air in Tulsa Dirty Enough to Endanger Lives

Annual State of the Air Report Released Today
Grades States on Air Quality

(Tulsa, OK) April 29, 2009 – The air quality in Tulsa hovers at levels dirty enough to endanger lives, according to the 10th annual American Lung Association State of the Air report released today. Tulsa County earned an F for ozone pollution, a C for short-term particle pollution and a Pass for annual particle pollution.

“Taking decisive action to clean our air must be a top public health priority,” said Sara Dreiling, Chief Executive Officer for the American Lung Association of the Central States. “Our low grades for ozone and particle pollution mean that the health and lives of individuals in Tulsa are at risk. Now is the time to step up our response.”

The State of the Air report includes a national air quality “report card” that assigns A-F grades to communities across the country and ranks cities and counties most affected by the three most widespread types of pollution (ozone—or smog, annual particle pollution, and 24-hour particle pollution levels). The report also details trends for the 25 most polluted cities. Grades for the 1,000 counties with air pollution monitors can be found by typing in the zip code at

The report addresses ozone (smog) pollution, the most widespread form of air pollution. Ozone pollution immediately irritates the lungs when inhaled, resulting in something like a bad sunburn. The health effects of breathing it can be immediate. Ozone can cause wheezing, coughing, and asthma attacks. Breathing ozone pollution can even shorten lives. The ozone grades incorporate the new national air quality standard for ozone, adopted in March 2008. This standard recognizes that even lower levels of ozone can be more harmful than previously thought.

The second portion of the report grades particle pollution. Particle pollution is a toxic mix of microscopic soot, diesel exhaust, chemicals, metals and aerosols. It is the most dangerous and deadly of the outdoor air pollutants that are widespread in America. Breathing in particle pollution can increase the risk of early death, heart attacks, strokes and emergency room visits for asthma and cardiovascular disease. Particle pollution also affects how children’s lungs grow and function.

The national State of the Air report finds that 6 out of 10 Americans --186.1 million people -- live in areas where air pollution levels endanger lives. State of the Air 2009 acknowledges substantial progress against air pollution in many areas of the country, but finds nearly every major city still burdened by air pollution. Despite America’s growing “green” movement, the air in many cities became dirtier.

“This should be a wake up call, that we can no longer consider air pollution a nuisance but rather a major threat to health right here in Tulsa,” Dreiling said. “We need to renew our commitment to providing healthy air for all our citizens—a commitment the United States made almost 40 years ago when Congress passed the Clean Air Act.”

The American Lung Association calls specifically for clean-up of coal-fired power plants, existing diesel engines, and ocean-going vessels, measures that can reduce some of the largest sources of pollution. Cleaning up these sources can also reduce global warming.

Visit to see local air quality grades and to get involved by sending messages to Congress and Administration officials about taking action to protect the air we breathe.


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Meadowcreek UMC News

According to the May 2009 newsletter from Meadowcreek United Methodist Church, Brian Mangan (now Associate Pastor of the First United Methodist Church In Broken Arrow) will be their Collinsville pastor starting June 7, 2009. Mangan comes to Collinsville with his wife Gail and 3-year old Jeane and 17 years experience in the ministry.

Dr. James Buskirk has been the Collinsville pastor since the death of Rev. Tommy Seale in July 2008.

New Meadowcreek Graduates Listed:
* Lexee Schubert (Dec. 2008) OSU (Finance)
* Jacqualine Kowena (May 2009) Oklahoma Wesleyan Univ - Bartlesville (Business Admin. & Human Resources)
* Matthew Davis (May 2009) CHS