Collinsville, Oklahoma
June 27, 2012
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Highway 169 from 106th Street North to 116th Street North will be called the “Specialist Christopher D. Horton Memorial Highway” /
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Governor Signed Highway Bill Memorializing Fallen Local Soldiers
(Pictured L-R) Rep. David Derby and Kim Derby; Sgt. Patch’s parents Colleen and Rick Stevens; Gov. Mary Fallin; Sgt. Looney’s parents Richard and Martha Looney; Sen. Brinkley’s grandson Cristian Gaebel; and Sen. Rick Brinkley.

OKLAHOMA CITY – Gov. Mary Fallin held a ceremonial bill signing of Senate Bill 1320 Monday memorializing the lives and contributions of outstanding Oklahomans including three soldiers from Owasso and Collinsville who laid down their lives for their country serving in Afghanistan in Operation Enduring Freedom. Sen. Rick Brinkley was the principal Senate author of the measure and Rep. David Derby served as the House coauthor.

“My heart goes out to the families of these three soldiers. They were incredible young men who honorably sacrificed their lives for their country fighting to bring freedom to people around the world,” said Sen. Sen. Brinkley, R-Owasso. “There are no words to express our gratitude for such a sacrifice, but renaming these highways will ensure that these young men and their brave contributions to our country and freedom around the world are never forgotten.”

SB 1320 designates the section of U.S. Highway 169 from 86th Street North to 96th Street North as “Sergeant Schuyler B. Patch Memorial Highway”. It further names the section of that highway from 96th Street North to 106th Street North “Sergeant Andrew R. Looney Memorial Highway”. Finally, the section of U.S. Highway 169 from 106th Street North to 116th Street North will be called the “Specialist Christopher D. Horton Memorial Highway”.

“I grieve for the families of these three fallen soldiers and hope this means of recognizing the sacrifice of these brave defenders of freedom will help comfort them,” said Derby, R-Owasso. “They sacrificed their lives for all of us and we are eternally in their debt.”

Army Sgt. Schuyler, 25, was killed on February 24, 2009 in Kandahar, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Squadron, 106th Cavalry Regiment, 33rd Infantry Brigade Combat Team of the Illinois National Guard. He and Specialist Looney were both from Owasso. Specialist Looney, 22, was killed on June 21, 2010 in Lar Sholtan Village, Afghanistan. He was assigned to the 2nd Battalion, 327th Infantry Regiment, 1st Brigade Combat Team, 101st Airborne Division based at Fort Campbell, Kentucky. U.S. Army Specialist Horton, 26, was killed in Paktia, Afghanistan on September 9, 2011. He was serving with the 1st Battalion, 279th Infantry Division Regiment as part of the Oklahoma Army National Guard’s 45th Infantry Brigade Combat Team.

Oklahoma State Senate -- Communications Division -- State Capitol -- Oklahoma City, Oklahoma 73105
For Immediate Release: -- Jennifer Brock 6/22/2012

For more information, contact: Sen. Brinkley: (405) 521-5566 & Rep. Derby: (405) 557-7377

Junior High Football Summer Pride
Coach Redding wants to remind ALL 7th ,8th and 9th grade football players that Monday, July 2 is the kick-off for summer pride. The 8th and 9th grade sessions will begin at 8:45 and end about 9:45. The 7th grade athletes and all others, will start at 10:00 and end at 11:00. Be sure to bring football shoes if you have them. Also one item you must bring is CODE RED EFFORT!. If you have not turned in you summer pride form, they are available at the weight room.
Coach"m Up
Tom Redding
-- 6/25/2012

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Commercial Cattle Grading Contests
4-H members from Rogers County participated in the Collinsville Cattle Grading Contest hosted by the Collinsville FFA at Collinsville Livestock Sales on May 29, 2012.
The members of the Circle G and Young Stockmen Clubs that participated in the contest were: Erick Welch, Lyndee Branen, Kaylyn Branen, Blake Runner, Larahmy Blakley, Jacob Daley, Alexis Cooper and Dawson Cooper. Erick, Lyndee, Kaylyn and Blake were on the first place 4-H team and Lyndee was the first place individual.

On June 12, 2012, members of the Circle G and Young Stockmen 4-H Clubs from Rogers County participated in the Cattle Grading Contest at Conner’s State College in Warner. Those participating were: Erick Welch, Michaela, Lyndee and Kaylyn Branen, Jacob Daley, Clay and Hannah Moers, Laney Branen, Kyle Gerber and Chase Enix. Erick was the nineth place 4-H individual, Michaela was the tenth place individual and the team of Erick, Michaela, Lyndee and Kaylyn placed third.

-- Sandy Phelps 6/24/2012