Collinsville, Oklahoma
December 10, 2012
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Green Gift Ideas /
WIlson "Forgiveness" Kids /
Chamber-CDI Open House

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Collinsville Family Pharmacy Holiday Hours

Collinsville Family Pharmacy will close early on Christmas Eve Monday December 24th at 12:30pm. We will be closed Christmas Tuesday December 25th.

We will reopen on Tuesday December 26th.

We wish you and your family a Merry Christmas!

In case of an emergency, please contact Sherri Clark at 371-9059.

Collinsville Family Pharmacy will be closing at 12:30pm on Monday December 31st, 2012. We will be closed Tuesday January 1st, 2013 and will reopen on January 2nd, 2013 at 8:30am.

We wish you a safe and Happy New Year!

In case of an emergency, please contact Sherri Clark at 371-9059.

2012 Top 10 Green Gifts
December 7, 2012


The Metropolitan Environmental Trust (The M.e.t.) presented the annual Top Ten Green Gifts of 2012, yesterday, to a small group of environmental leaders. Creative Media Director, Annie Brady, brought sample gifts to speak about with the Sustainable Tulsa roup that meets for a monthly meeting at Eloté Café and Catering.

The M.e.t. has provided a list of Green Gifts for over 15 years in order to help the public with gift giving. They provide this list to help create a safer and cleaner community. A true Green Gift is one that will be used many times over the course of many years. One that comes packaged responsibly and does not produce a surplus of waste. This type of gift can be affordable and priceless – a present that can potentially save the planet is a gift for everyone!


1. BICYCLES – They are trendy, great for exercise, transportation and are non-polluting. Prices go from under $75 to over $7,500.

2. WATER FILTER - Filtered water pitchers are sold at grocery stores and can replace up to 300 bottles of water with each filter. We found a Bobble pitcher at Target for under $20.

3. RECHARGEABLE BATTERIES – They may cost a little more in the beginning, but charging them hundreds of times makes them a bargain. We like the solar powered charger that charges AA, AAA, C, D, and 9V, sold at Harbor Freight for under $15.

4. PLANT A TREE - December is a great time to plant a tree and give your home and neighbors a gift. Tulsa area nurseries have great varieties in stock right now for as little as $25.

5. KID-POWERED TOYS - Battery-powered toys can do more harm to our environment with improper disposal of those batteries that wear out fast. A wooden desktop basketball game is fun for the home or the office and can be found at JCPenny for $17.

6. RECYCLED BIRD FEEDER - Bird feeders are sold in kits to make with the kids or already assembled ready to fill with seed. We like the model from recycled post-consumer plastic sold at Lowe’s for under $10.

7. RECYCLED DOOR MAT - Door mats help clean the bottom of shoes and protect your carpets or wooden floors. We found one at Ace Hardware that sells for under $19.

8. GLASS STORAGE CONTAINERS - Glass storage containers will keep food fresher and make leftovers part of the next meal. A set of three bowls with lids sells for just under $20 at Target.

9. LED BULB - LED bulbs are better than the spiral CFL bulbs and use even less energy. For a fun gift, look for the 0.6 Watt bulb that changes colors for less than $6 at Home Depot.

10. SMALL RECYCLING BIN - Any container can be labeled or hand painted to become a recycling bin or you can buy them in fashionable colors and styles, we found one at Target for under $10.

We hope you enjoy these wonderful green gifts ideas! For more information, please contact Annie Brady at or at (918) 584-0584. Or contact Michael Patton at (918) 830-2233.

Contact: Annie Brady, Creative Media Director
(918) 584-0584

Open House Dec. 11th
Collinsville Downtown Inc. and the Collinsville Chamber of Commerce cordially invite you to a
Christmas Open House.
DATE: December 11, 2012
TIME: 5:30—7:00 p.m.
Come and Go
Christmas goodies, snacks and refreshments
Register to win a free gift basket—need not be present to win
-- Mary Risley 12/7/2012
"Forgiveness" At Wilson Elementary
Wilson Students are learning about the word "forgiveness" during the month of December. Forgiveness means to stop being angry about something and excuse somebody for a mistake, misunderstanding, or wrongdoing. Our quote for forgiveness is: “When you forgive, you don’t change the past, but you do change the future.” by Bernard Meltzer

First and second grade students were chosen from each class this week who show that they understand and can show forgiveness to others. -- Lee Ann Due 12/7/2012

1st Grade Forgiveness students (12-7-12)
Natalie Wood, Colton Hollenbeck, Joesy Jones, Levi Campbell, Caden Richardson, Aaron Smith, Alan Thompson, and Luke Tidrick
2nd Grade Forgiveness students (12-7-12)
Back row (l-r) Bailee Campbell, Laura Johnston, Kilee Gann, and Chloe Cory
Front row (l-r) Adlei Campbell, Isaac Lawhead, Corbin Christopher, Coty Williams, and Hunter James