Collinsville, Oklahoma
April 7, 2012
Miscellaneous News
$3592 For Wilson McTeacher NIght /
Are You A Virden Fraud Victim? /
Crash Court At CHS April 13th /
Cheerleaders & Inferno & 55+Seniors At Scoops

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Wilson Elementary McTeacher
McDonald's Fundraiser
Wilson Elementary staff, students, and parents all worked together March 6th with (McTeacher Night) McDonald's on 116th Street to raise funds for playground equipment for Wilson Elementary. McDonald's donated a percentage of the total sales made during the hours of 5:00 pm - 8:00 pm that Wilson staff worked the event and 100% total sales of apple and cherry pies sold. P & K Equipment also donated two Gator remote control vehicles that raffle tickets were sold for and were given to the raffle ticket winners. Total raffle ticket sales were donated to Wilson.

Harry and Beverly Lossing with McDonald's presented a check to Mrs. Hunt, principal, and the entire student body at Wilson for the grand total raised for Wilson Elementary - $3,592.33. Wow! Thanks McDonald's, Wilson staff, students, and parents for all your hard work and help!

Lee Ann Due (4/5/2012)

Youthful Drunk Driving Program
CRASHs Court Program

Press Release --

Tulsa County District Court
Judge Barcus Calls CRASHs Court to Order at Collinsville High School

Too Young to Drive, Too Young to Drive Drunk, Not Too Young to Ride With a Drunk Driver

Prevention can never start too early! CRASHs Court is being convened at Collinsville High School Gymnasium. High school students will be in attendance when Judge Mark Barcus calls CRASHs Court to order on Friday, April 13, 2012 at 9:30 a.m. Collinsville High School Gymnasium is located at 2400 W. Broadway in Collinsville, Oklahoma.

More Oklahoma youth are killed in automobile crashes than by any other single cause. This fact makes it essential for youth to be educated, not only about drinking and driving, but also about using seat belts regularly and not riding with anyone who has been drinking. Last year’s CRASHs Court evaluation sampled freshman and found that over 24% of respondent’s reported having ridden with a friend or peer who had been drinking within the previous two (2) hours. More astonishing, the same respondents reported 33% had ridden with a parent or other adult who had been drinking or using within the previous two (2) hours.

CRASHs Court demonstrates the harsh reality and consequences of impaired driving and alcohol use by persons under 21. Real defendants are sentenced in real court by a real judge. This illustration of the legal consequence of breaking the law by drinking and driving captures the attention of the young students watching the court proceedings. Early intervention is key for the prevention of impaired driving and to save lives.

For more information on the CRASHs Court Program, please contact Judy Phillips at 918-588-8403. CRASHs Court is funded by the Oklahoma Highway Safety Office.

Alcohol-related motor vehicle crashes kill someone every
31 minutes and injure someone every 2 minutes

Mr. Wright,

We would appreciate it if you could include the information about the program on the city’s website and any other places you may have access to. Anyone is welcome to attend this program and we would also really like to have you attend. If you have any questions, feel free to call me or Mr. Coleman.

Thanks so much!

Judy Phillips, Coordinator
Youthful Drunk Driving Program

CRASHs Court Program
Community Service Council
111 West 5th Street, Suite 720, Tulsa, OK 74103

918-588-8403( CRASHs Court )

-- Judy Phillips 4/4/2012
Fraud Charges Filed Against Marshall Virden in Tulsa County

Tulsa - Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak announces that additional charges have been filed in Tulsa County against Marshall Virden. The victim, a resident of Collinsville, OK, has come forward alleging that Virden defrauded him of more than $2,000.

Oklahoma Insurance Department investigators found that the victim came to know Virden through their parents who were current clients. Virden was delivering an order of silver coins to the victim's parents when he met and began discussing investments with the victim. Virden used his existing relationship with the parents to persuade the victim to purchase silver.

The OID's investigation revealed that after one month and numerous unreturned phone calls the victim tried visiting Virden. After several attempts, the victim learned that Virden had left town without his wife and with all of his money.

"We do not yet know the full scope of Virden's activity in Oklahoma. Our Anti-Fraud Unit is committed to making sure that all of Virden's alleged crimes are uncovered and that justice will be delivered," said Doak.

Please contact the Oklahoma Insurance Department's Anti-Fraud Unit at 405-521-6614 if you believe you have been victimized.

April Events at Scoops & Grinds

On Tuesday April 17th, the Collinsville HS Cheerleader Fundraiser. The Cheerleaders are going to be on the corner of 11th & Main to encourage everyone to help Scoops support them. ALL DAY 10% of receipts in the bucket go to the Cheerleaders and a $10 Scoops Gift Card will be given away. I don't know what time the Cheerleaders will be on the corner. NOTE that Tuesday is Also Senior's Day - so Seniors 55 and better take 15% off their ticket and can support the HS Cheer at the same time!

On Friday April 20th, the Oklahoma Inferno Girls Softball Team will have a similar fundraiser at Scoops and Grinds. All Day 10% of Receipts dropped into the bucket and a $10 Gift Card. Note that Friday after 7pm at Scoops is Student ID day, so Students with a photo ID can take 15% off their ticket and support the Inferno Softball Team at the same time!


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HHH Heart to Heart Poker Run (April 21st)

Hannah's Helping Hands, Inc. — Our Mission
We are a non-profit 501(c)3 organization providing financial assistance to families with children battling cancer. Many families need help with the most basic needs for their families during this fight for their child’s life. Some must leave work for months and even years to care for their sick child and the financial loss can be devastating. Our goal is to help as many families being treated locally as possible. We help with basic needs such as gas & food cards, groceries, wigs, utility payments, prescriptions, medical co-payments, rent/housing as well as other expenses. Our referrals come from doctors, nurses and staff at a local children’s hospital in Tulsa as well as our local communities.

Jazz Band & Winterguard
Just wanted you to know the Cadet Jazz Distraction performed at the TCC Jazz Festival Friday, and earned an excellent rating. We're proud of these young musicians and the leaps of progress they've made this year!!!
The Winterguard also had their state contest at ORU on Saturday. After such a successful season, the girls placed 4th in the state in their class!!!! We are so happy for them, and proud of how they represented Collinsville.
Thanks, Richard Newhart (4/4/2012)
Oklahoma Inferno softball team is having a Yard sale and Car Wash
This is to help the girls go to the Pitch for the Cure
Yard sale is from 8:00 to 2:00
Car wash is from 10:00 to 2:00
we will be on Main ST by the Fire Station
on the 7th of April this weekend

Hope to see you there!!!!! -- Mary Williams 4/5/2012