Collinsville, Oklahoma
September 20, 2016
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Choir To Honor Terry Due /
15th Annual Taste Of Collinsville /
Lake Turnover Water Taste /
RSU Cross Country /

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RSU Women's Cross Country Finishes 10th at Southern Stampede -- Ellen Thomas 94th & Mallory Burd 182nd
September 17, 2016

JOPLIN, Mo. – The Rogers State women's cross country team finished in 10th place in a field of 21 teams in the university division at the Southern Stampede, hosted by Missouri Southern on Saturday morning.

All 14 of the Hillcat runners posted season-best times in their second event of the season. For the second straight race, Christi Dougherty led the team as she broke 19 minutes with a time of 18:42.01 to finish in 29th place in the 5,000-meter race. She finished more than a minute faster than her season-opening performance at the UCO Land Run.

Three Hillcats broke 20 minutes for the first time this season. Junior transfer J'Cee Holmes finished second for RSU as she ran a time of 19:48.91 with Hailey Gillispie right behind in 19:49.06 for 80th and 81st place, respectively. Gillispie was also more than a minute faster than her first race this season. The third Hillcat finishing under 20 minutes was newcomer Beth Terhune as she turned in a time of 19:58.31 to place 89th.

Freshman Ellen Thomas placed fifth for the navy and red and 94th overall, finishing in 20:09.54. Mia Chavez was eight seconds behind with a time of 20:17.69. To close out the top seven was freshman Monica Scott with her time of 20:31.11.

Dallas Baptist won the team title with three runners in the top six and five in the top 20. The Patriots covered the course in an average time of 18:13.04, better than NCAA Division I Arkansas (18:23.77).

The Hillcats travel to Nashville, Tennessee for the first time ever as RSU competes at the Trevecca NCAA DII Regional Showcase next Saturday at 9 Percy Warner Park.

10-Rogers State University

29-Christi Dougherty 18:42.01

80-J'Cee Holmes 19:48.91

81-Hailey Gillispie 19:49.06

89-Beth Terhune 19:58.31

94-Ellen Thomas 20:09.54

104-Mia Chavez 20:17.69

113-Monica Scott 20:31.11

127-Hunter Thompson 20:52.52

136-Andi Gourd 21:02.63

158-Malinda Moore 21:34.98

182-Mallory Burd 23:09.95

189-Brianna Valles 24:32.67

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Taste Of Collinsville Was Sept. 15th
Historic Downtown Collinsville was busy Thursday evening with hundreds of folks enjoying the samples of fine dining available in Collinsville and nearby eating establishment. The occasion was the 15th Annual "Taste of Collinsville" sponsored by Collinsville Downtown, Inc. and included live jazz entertainment.
The Saturday Sept. 24th Football Breakfast has been Cancelled
per Mel Garrett 2pm 9/19/2016
The Collinsville Crimson Cadets will perform in preliminary competition Saturday September 24th @ 12:15 p.m. at the Owasso Marching Invitational. Hope to see the stands full of Collinsville Band supporters. -- Nikki Robertson (2016-2017 Band Booster Secretary) 9/19/2016
2016-17 Collinsville Youth Basketball registration open until 10/10/16.
Register online at for 2nd-6th grades.
-- Brett Scyrkels 9/12/2016

From: Phillip Stowell -- City of Collinsville
Monday, September 19, 2016 3:55 PM
Subject: media info - Water Taste
Citizens have recently reported taste and odor changes in the city's water supply. There is no cause for alarm and the water is safe to drink. These issues occur as the temperature in the city lake changes with the seasons. The city lake has experienced what is known as Lake Turnover. Lake Turnover is a natural process that occurs frequently in lakes with seasonal temperature changes. Lake water has different strata and different temperatures. When the top water cools, it becomes denser and sinks. The process tends to stir up the lake bottom affecting the raw water that comes into the plant. Water Treatment processes have been adjusted to address the taste and odor issues. Water Treatment Plant staff state that the issues should go away by the end of the week.

Darci Chester Softball Commit

At Chickasha
Congratulations to the Collinsville High School Volleyball team for placing 2nd in the Bartlesville tournament. -- Tracy Smith (9/18/2016)

Collinsville School Choruses will be presenting a fall concert at 7:00 PM on Monday, October 17 in the CHS Event Center. The Choirs under the direction of Samantha Taylor and Bob Humble, will perform a variety of styles, demonstrating the versatility of the students in the Collinsville Vocal Music Program.
Highlighting this event, will be the premier performance of "Life's Tale", commissioned in memory of Terry Due by the CHS Choir and written by Oklahoma composer Michael P. Stevens. -- Bob Humble 9/19/2016
Workers’ Compensation Loss Costs Fall 10.2 Percent
For Immediate Release:
Sept. 9, 2016

OKLAHOMA CITY – The annual filing most insurance carriers will use to develop rates for workers’ compensation insurance shows a decrease for the fourth year in a row. The National Council on Compensation Insurance (NCCI) filed an overall loss cost decrease of 10.2 percent on Thursday. NCCI credits Oklahoma’s loss cost decrease to declines in market experience and market trend, as well as the recent reforms.

“I’m extremely encouraged to see this positive trend continue for another year,” Oklahoma Insurance Commissioner John D. Doak said. “When Oklahoma business owners can pay less for workers’ compensation insurance, they can spend more on their employees and on creating jobs. It is a win-win for everyone.”

With this year’s drop, the total impact of NCCI filings since 2013 is a 44 percent decrease. The new loss costs will go through a review process and are expected to go into effect on Jan. 1, 2017.

The NCCI is an advisory organization that studies workplace injuries, collects workers’ compensation claim data, analyzes industry trends and develops loss costs to be used in the ratemaking process. Most workers’ compensation carriers use the NCCI loss cost values when determining the rates charged to Oklahoma employers.

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.


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Darci Chester Commit /
Youth Basketball Signups /

Breakfast Cancelled /
Band Contest Saturday
Workers Comp Cost Drop