Collinsville, Oklahoma
July 9, 2015
Miscellaneous News
Gail Young Softball Recognition /
Cross Country Car Wash /
1990 Class Reunion /
Don't Get Flooded Car /

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Gail Young -- "All American" Softball In Denver
Gail Young is pictured playing in the All American Game in Denver this past week. Gail was selected by her competitive coach to play in an All Star Game on 6/29, and based on her performance during that game she was then selected, by college coaches watching, to play in the All American Game on 6/30. She shared time with two other pitchers and was the only one to pitch a no hitter during her time in the circle. She also batted a .500 during the game. Her Tulsa Eagles family is very proud of her.
-- Lisa Reed. 7/6/2015
-- submitted photos
Cross Country Team Fundraiser Saturday
Collinsville XC Car Wash Fundraiser
Saturday, July 11th 9am - 2pm at the Collinsville Fire Department
-- Nancy Thomas
Don’t Get Stuck with a Flooded Car
For Immediate Release: July 2, 2015

By John D. Doak, Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner

There may be as many as 10,000 cars in Oklahoma and Texas that were damaged by last month’s record flooding. That could result in thousands of car insurance payouts, but only for drivers who carried comprehensive car insurance coverage.

Floodwaters can easily total your car by destroying the electrical system. Comprehensive coverage reimburses you for loss due to theft or damage caused by something other than a car wreck. It covers incidents involving fire, falling objects, missiles, explosions, earthquakes, windstorms, hail, flooding, vandalism, riots or contact with animals like birds or deer. The coverage will have varying deductibles, but some companies will offer a higher deductible as a way to lower your premium.

But be aware that there may be restrictions on when you can add comprehensive insurance to your auto policy. Some insurance companies will not let you add comprehensive coverage right before a major storm is predicted.

The National Insurance Crime Bureau (NICB) is also warning anyone looking to buy a used car in the coming weeks and months. Vehicles may be cleaned up and sold by an owner or dishonest dealer with no disclosure of the flood damage.

Buyers need to have a car checked by a reputable mechanic before handing over any cash. Look for:
•Water stains, mildew or sand under the carpets, flood mats, headliner cloth and behind the dashboard
•Rust on screws in the console or areas water doesn’t normally reach
•Moisture, mildew or grime inside the seatbelt retractors
•Damage to the door speakers

You can also check the Vehicle Identification Number (VIN) through NICB’s free VINCheck system to see the car’s history. Know that some crooks may illegally change the VIN and get a new, clean title. In those instances, trust your gut, and if the deal is too good to be true, it probably is.

As always, if you have any questions about insurance contact the Oklahoma Insurance Department at 1-800-522-0071 or visit our website at

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:
Kelly Dexter

CHS Class of 1990 Planning 25 Year Reunion
(Will Include 1988-1989 & 1991-1992 Also)
The Collinsville High School Class of 1990 is making plans for our 25-year reunion (August 7th at Silver Dollar & August 8th at Hard Rock). To keep it interesting, we are also inviting Classes 1988 thru 1992, along with all teachers, coaches and staff from when we attended school.

I have attached a link to our Facebook page.

Please help us spread the word please? We would really appreciate it. -- 7/8/2015 -- Leonard McCullough