Collinsville, Oklahoma
October 31, 2013
Miscellaneous News
Invitation To Veterans Day Parade Nov. 11th /
3rd Grade Field Trip /
Bri Smalygo Recovering After Bell Accident

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Veterans of Collinsville
(Parade Invite & Thank You)

Veterans Day is Monday 11 November. This is a day set aside to pay respect to all those that have served our country with honor and have made sacrifices so we can live in a free country. Please take time to thank a veteran for their sacrifice, if it is a family member, good friend, or just someone you meet wearing a military hat or in uniform. There is no better reward than knowing your fellow citizen support you as a veteran that has served their country with honor.

This year’s Veterans Day Parade is sponsored by the American Legion, Collinsville VFW Post 3077 & Ladies Auxiliary. If you are a veteran and would like to walk or ride in the parade contact Kevin Lutz at 918-371-8236 or be at the corner of 14th and Main Street at 10:40 on 11 Nov 2013, parade to start at 11 A.M.

We hope to see many patriotic citizens along the route showing your support to these veterans and all those that have served our country with honor and especially those that paid the ultimate sacrifice. To honor all the Veterans that are no longer with us make sure to stand as the American Flag passes by at the beginning of any parade.

The local Veterans would also like to thank all those businesses that support us every year, they can be identified by the American flag outside their business on Veterans Day. See you at the Parade!

Kevin Lutz
Collinsville VFW Chaplin
Work Phone 918-833-7744
Cell phone after 5pm and on Friday 918-371-8236
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Collinsville VFW Post 3077
Mrs Meyer's Third Graders On Field Trip
We went to see a play of Henry and Mudge then had a picnic and fun at the park. -- Cheryl Myer (10/31/2013)
Brianna Smalygo Update
We want to thank everyone for the outpouring of kindness you have shown after Brianna's accident. Many of you already know but for those that do not - Brianna, Alec, Devon and their cousin Corbin were playing at a relatives home just North of town on Saturday afternoon about 3:44pm.The kids were all taking turns ringing the large brass bell (old school house one) that was on a post next to the home. As one of the kids pulled the chain, the bell came out of it's saddle and fell a little over 6' and onto Brianna's left foot. It severed four toes, each at the center joint.

Thankfully I had family around friends who were also there and they took care of Bri for me while I called 911. We are so grateful for our amazing Collinsville Fire and Rescue, Brandon Rake and Matt King, arrived quickly and took care of our girl. They did a wonderful job making her comfortable and getting her to Saint Francis safely! We cannot say enough good things about these two guys!

Brianna was all smiles and very positive about her situation the entire time! In fact she was cracking jokes while she was laying in the ER! She was taken into surgery just after 9:00pm and was in recovery by 3:30am Sunday morning. At 5:00am they moved her to a room in the Children's Hospital at Saint Francis. The surgeon was able to reattach two of the toes, but he is still unsure if they will survive at this point.

Four days later she is happy to be back home with her brother and sister! We take her back tomorrow morning for a follow-up to reevaluate the replanted toes. We know God has a plan for Brianna and that it was in place before she was even born. We are blessed to still have her! This little girl might only be 10 years-old , but she is by far the strongest person we've ever seen!

We want to thank you all for your continued prayers and support! We are grateful to live in this small community of wonderful people!

Love -
Jeannie and Art Smalygo and family

Previous Coverage:
As many of you know, Brianna Smalygo was playing and a old school bell fell on her foot. She has had surgery to reattach 2 toes and was unable to save the tip of her big toe and 4th toe. There is a fund set up at the Collinsville Family Pharmacy to help the family with expenses they will have during the next few months with prescriptions & dressings. If you wish to donate, please make your donation at the pharmacy in the name of Brianna Smalygo. -- Thanks for all your help. -- Melanie Garrett (Collinsville Public Schools) 10/28/2013