Collinsville, Oklahoma
July 22, 2015
Miscellaneous News
Softball National Runners-Up /
Patch Workers Meets / Tire Recycle Event / Rogers County Immunization / 3 Locals Are Academic All-Conference
Heartland Conference Academic All-Conference
Kendall Emerson (Arkansas - Fort Smith) Baseball - Jr.
Collinsville, OK

Haley Taylor (Rogers State) Women's Cross Country - Sr. Collinsville, Okla.

Taylor Geissler
(Rogers State) Women's Soccer - Sr.
Collinsville, Okla.
July 14, 2015

Ninety-Seven Hillcats Named Academic All-Conference

WACO, Texas – Over 1,000 student-athletes from 11 Heartland Conference member institutions have been recognized by the league on its 2014-15 Academic All-Conference honor roll, including 97 representing Rogers State. The teams include student-athletes from all sports sponsored by the Heartland Conference, plus athletic trainers and sports information assistants.

Fifty-one Hillcats' student-athletes were recognized on the President's Honor Roll while 46 earned Commissioner's Honor Roll accolades for their performance in the classroom during the 2014-15 school year. RSU saw an increase in total honorees of more than 25 percent from 2013-14 when 77 earned the distinction.

"These student-athletes have shown they can excel not only on the field of play, but also academically, as collegiate students," said Director of Athletics Ryan Erwin. "With the rigorous schedule and demands of classes, practices, games and travel, this is a distinguished honor for our student-athletes and coaches. We are proud of these accomplishments and the RSU Athletic Department coaches and staff will continue to make academics a priority for all of our student-athletes in their pursuit of a degree."

To be eligible for Heartland All-Academic honors, student-athletes must have lettered during the 2014-15 academic year, be in at least the second academic year at their institution, and carry a cumulative grade-point average (GPA) of 3.0 or better for the Commissioner's Honor Roll or 3.5 or better for the President's Honor Roll.

For the complete list of all honorees, click HERE to view the 2014-15 Heartland Conference Academic All-Conference Team.


For more information on RSU Athletics, visit

Scott D. Slarks
Sports Information Director
Office: 918-343-8350

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Patchwork Quilters June & July Meets
Jackie King peeks over the top of a recently completed quilt (above), and Chris Pierce displays a finished quilt (below), that was started at the group's Spring Retreat.

In June 2015, the Patchworkers elected new officers for the coming year: Vickie Ewing/President; Ann Howland/Vice-President; Linda Pfeffer/Historian; Audrey Engles/Membership; Chris Pierce/Special Projects; Linda Hare/Newsletter, and Dana Allenbaugh/Program Coordinator.

At the July 2015 meeting, President Ewing discussed the itinerary for the upcoming road trip to the Missouri Star Quilt store, and presented a program designed around a split 4-patch block. Chris Pierce - along with Janice Coke, shared a fun quilt pattern that members can sew for a competition at the Fall Retreat......the road trip will be the perfect opportunity to purchase necessary fabrics!

The Patchworkers meet at the Collinsville Library the second Tuesday evening of each month, from 6:30 - 8:00 PM. A "sew-in" the following Saturday of each month is also at the Library, from 10:00 - 5:00 - bring a dish for lunch, and your sewing machine or project.

-- submitted by Linda Pfeffer (7/16/2015)

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Summer Softball (16U) National Runners-Up (At Plano, TX)
The OK Eagles are National runners-up! We are so proud of them! Started out this tournament with 58 teams. They won their pool and made it to the gold bracket. There were 30 teams that were in the gold bracket and these girls took 2nd! This is seriously the best group of girls! Way to go ladies. Now on to school ball! It's great to be an Eagle and a Cardinal! (#4Jace)
-- Missy DeLozier (via Facebook 7/19/2015)
10 years ago, the Eagles team that I played for with Keith, Dad, Larry Eberle and Kenny Dunagan as our coaches, got National Championship Runners-up. And the Eagles I now coach with dad and Keith got runners-up also. Back then, we continued our success over into school ball and won State rings after that, so if this team continues to follow in our footsteps, it looks like we could have some state champs in the near future. It amazes me how much our teams are alike, and a decade apart. Blood, sweat, and tears, these girls give it their all!
-- Taylor (Whisenhunt) Kite (via Facebook) 7/19/2015 -- Previous Coverage

The Metropolitan Environmental Trust in cooperation with the Department of Environmental Quality, RTR Environmental and Tulsa Community College will host, “Tireless Tulsa”, a FREE tire recycling event. The event takes place on Saturday, August 1st from 8:00 a.m. to noon at the North East Campus of TCC located at 3727 East Apache Street.

Residents of Bixby, Broken Arrow, Coweta, Claremore, Collinsville, Glenpool, Jenks, Tulsa County, Owasso, Sand Springs and Tulsa can bring their tires to this event to be recycled. No commercial tires are permitted and none of the tires can have rims. Drop-offs are limited to ten tires per person.

“The opportunity to recycle residential tires at no cost is a win/win for our community and its citizens. When tires are left out, they become a significant health hazard as they are the perfect breeding ground for mosquitoes. And, according to health officials, August is slated to be the worst month for mosquitoes this year.” says Meg Sutherland, Public Relations and Outreach Coordinator for The M.e.t.

David Riley, owner of RTR Environmental, says the recycling process is fairly streamlined. “We separate the rubber from the metal using a vacuum process. The metal is very high in carbon and we recycle that. The rubber is turned into mulch and/or tire-derived fuel, which actually burns cleaner and hotter than coal.” Sutherland says, “In addition, the rubber mulch is used for playgrounds, basketball courts and running tracks. Rubberized asphalt for roads is also created and incredibly resilient rubber-encased railroad tires are made from this rubber as well.”

Meg Sutherland
The Metropolitan Environmental Trust
Tulsa, OK 74103

Stay in the Game! Stay Healthy! Get Immunized!
For Release: July 15, 2015

Contact: Larry Bergner, Regional Director of Rogers County Health Department (Phone: 918-341-3166)

This year the Rogers County Health Department is putting a fun spin on back to school immunizations. Each student that comes in for their back to school immunizations will be given an opportunity to enter a drawing for their favorite team’s (OU or OSU) flag and football. The Back to School Bedlam promotion will run from Monday, July 27 through August 31. The drawing will be held August 31 and you do not need to be present to win. If the child has had immunizations at Rogers County Health Department they will have the child’s record on file. There will also be special bandages, stickers, and squeezie footballs given to those who are immunized.

Oklahoma law states children starting kindergarten need 5 Dtap, 4 IPV, 2 MMR, 3 Hepatitis B, 2 Hepatitis A and one varicella. (The Rogers County Health Department recommends 2 varicella). The law also states that in order to start 7th grade they need a TDAP. OSDH also recommends the Menigococcal immunization (for meningitis) and 3 HPV (one at 11 years old).

The Rogers County Health Department hours are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m., Monday through Friday (walk-ins and appointments welcome). In addition, there will be an evening immunization clinic on Thursday, August 6, 5 – 7 p.m. For questions or an appointment please call 918-341-3166.


--- via Cara Cowan Watts