Collinsville, Oklahoma
July 19, 2012
Miscellaneous News
1905 Cookbook / Quilt Show /
Quilters Meet / School Supply Drive /
Child-Only Insurance Change

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Patchworkers July Meeting
Carole James shows off a quilt she recently finished, as Linda Jenkins and Peggy Hamilton help with the display.
Members of the Collinsville Patchworkers met July 10 at the Community Church and completed plans for participation in the July 15 Quilt Show at City Hall, as part of the Smithsonian exhibit. The group will display over 40 quilts - from family heirlooms to modern techniques.

Chris Pierce informed participating members about the rules of the new "monthly block exchange" - one lucky quilter each month will receive several blocks in her color choice. First "winner" was Carol B., who chose pink and blue for her blocks.

An invitation to join "Material Girls" needlework group in Owasso was extended by Linda Hare and Linda Jenkins - the group meets at 10:00 AM, the 2nd and 4th Tuesday of each month at the Owasso Community Center. The meetings are an opportunity to relax with a hand-sewing project of your choice, and newcomers are always welcome.

Patterns of "stripes" were chosen for the theme of August's "nickel exchange" - a dozen 5" sq blocks of the same fabric, to be swapped for other patterns - thus, increasing your personal stash of fabric selections!

Items donated to Newborns In Need this month included knitted hats, small car seat quilts, bibs, and diaper bags. Chairman Linda Pfeffer will add these to deliveries to local hospitals in the near future.

August 14 will be the next meeting - 7 PM at the Collinsville Library.

-- Submitted by Linda Pfeffer (7/13/2012)
Quilt Show and
Judy Howard's "Food for Body and Soul" Program
Collinsville's historical City Hall provided the perfect background for the July 15 Patchworkers' Quilt Show and Judy Howard's "Food for Body and Soul" program on early Oklahoma and its people.

After coming across a 1905 cookbook, Judy Howard decided to research the names listed along with recipes, and eventually was able to publish the "1905 Cookbook - Food for Body and Soul" recipe book. Combining pioneer recipes with photos and stories, all proceeds from sales of the cookbook go to programs to feed starving children, including Collinsville's own Dividing Bread Ministries. Her program was rich in historical content, as were the antique quilts she displayed. Ms Howard also had many mini quilts available for sale, depicting the subject of food, as well as the cookbook. More information is available at her website:

Linda Pfeffer (7/15/2012)
Open Enrollment for Child-Only
Coverage Ends July 31st

For Immediate Release:

July 17, 2012

OKLAHOMA CITY – Parents and guardians have just two weeks remaining to take advantage of open enrollment for child-only insurance. Children age 1-18 can be enrolled in child-only coverage without a qualifying event until July 31st.

The lack of child-only policies was an unintended consequence of the federal Affordable Care Act passed in 2010. It left about 4 percent of Oklahoma children with no options for insurance.

“This segment of the market is important, even though it’s small,” said Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak. “We have grandparents on Medicare who are raising a grandchild. While they don’t need a family health insurance policy, they do need an individual policy for that child.”

State and industry officials worked together to restore the coverage. The Insurance Department requested an emergency rule to enable insurance companies to offer child-only policies in Oklahoma. After Gov. Mary Fallin signed it, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Oklahoma and CommunityCare launched programs to provide coverage for children 1-18 years old. The Oklahoma High Risk Pool will provide insurance for babies younger than one, if they aren’t covered by a family policy or Medicaid. Other insurers may offer coverage as well, so please check with your insurance agent.

Contact Information:

Child-Only Coverage for Ages 1-18

CommunityCare - or call 918-594-5225

Blue Cross Blue Shield - or call 866-303-2583

Child-Only Coverage for Newborns

Oklahoma High Risk Pool – or call 877-885-3717

The regular open enrollment period is held each year from June 1st – July 31st. When open enrollment ends, special enrollment will only be available for children 31 days after they undergo a qualifying event. If you have any questions, please contact the OID’s Consumer Assistance Division at (800) 522-0071.

About the Oklahoma Insurance Department

The Oklahoma Insurance Department, an agency of the State of Oklahoma, is responsible for the education and protection of the insurance-buying public and for oversight of the insurance industry in the state.

For more information contact:

Brian King, Public Information Manager
(405) 521-4525


Dear Students, Parents, & Contributors:
Students in Pre-kindergarten and 1st through 5th grade who are within the Collinsville School District and experiencing financial hardship are eligible to register for a new back pack filled with all the school supplies needed for the 2012-2013 school year. Registration will be held at Meadowcreek United Methodist Church, 14205 E. 146th Street N. in Collinsville. REGISTRATION IS LIMITED! Registrations will be taken at the church office on the following schedule:

Saturday, July 21st – 10am–Noon
Monday, July 23rd – 10am–1pm
Tuesday, July 24th – 10am–1pm
Saturday, July 28th – 10am-Noon
Monday, July 30th – 10am-1pm
REGISTRATION DEADLINE: Tuesday, July 31st – 10am-1pm

DISTRIBUTION will be held Saturday, August 11th from 10 am-2pm

The goal is to raise $6,200 to supply 155 of our children with school supplies. This goal has been achieved in the past thanks also to local businesses, churches, civic groups and private individuals who partner with us in this effort. All funds raised will remain within the Collinsville School District. If you would like to support this with a financial contribution, please make your check payable to Meadowcreek UMC, designate “School Supply Drive” in the memo.

If you are interested in volunteer opportunities, please call the church office at 918-371-3250. We welcome the community to join us in this wonderful event!

Thank you in advance for your generous contribution and support of our Collinsville children.

For additional information, please call Meadowcreek Church at 918-371-3250