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Tue
16
Sep

there be Pirates comin’

The Bristow Purple Pirates run onto Hafer Field Friday through a cloud of smoke and their new inflatable Jolly Roger run out tunnel. The Pirates are led by the team’s new mascot.
 
Tue
16
Sep

Turkey vulture found its way from Canada

By Caleb Brabham
 
Driving along 311th Street near Gypsy, Dennie and Sylvia Lopez discovered a familiar sight: a turkey vulture dead beside his opossum meal on the side of the road. But after a few more journeys past, the Lopezs saw something a little more unfamiliar. Attached to the scavenger's body was a green tag asking finders to call the country of Canada by calling collect to report the bird.
 
Tue
16
Sep

VFW working to save Wake Memorial

By Caleb Brabham
 
Standing in memory of those men who fought in the near forgotten battle of Wake Island, the Veterans of Foreign Wars Wake Island Memorial Post 3656 is in danger of being forgotten itself. Post Commander Charlie Carter and Quartermaster David Valenzuela are committed to breathing life back into the building.
 
Tue
16
Sep

Fun run planned to raise money for Gypsy Schools

By Caleb Brabham
 
Gypsy Public Schools will be holding a two-mile Fun Run Oct. 4 at 8 a.m. in order to raise funds for classroom items. The course will run from Gypsy Public Schools to Gypsy Holiness Church and back to the Schools. “We're trying to raise money for new chairs for a classroom,” said said First Grade Teacher Rita Breashears. “Our chairs are pretty bad so we're hoping to upgrade. We're looking to get 20 chairs. Each costs about $20. We're hoping for about $500.”
 
Tue
16
Sep

Fair time

By Caleb Brabham
 
The Creek County Free Fair will begin Thursday, Sept. 18, continuing until Sunday, Sept. 21. Doors open on the exhibition buildings at 8 a.m. each morning. Thursday evening will be filled with the ACRA/CRRA Rodeo, contracted by Warren Rodeo Company, with events like bareback, saddle bronc riding, tiedown calf roping as well as ladies, junior and pee wee barrel races. Doors to the rodeo open at 6 p.m. with the show beginning at 7 p.m.
 
Thu
11
Sep

chalk walk

John Lyons of Bristow Public Schools chalks out the gridiron of Hafer field, getting the stadium ready for the Bristow Pirates’ home opening game against the Stroud Tigers tonight. Kickoff is at 7:30 p.m.

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Thu
11
Sep

Long-time custodian has seen changes at BHS


Jimmy White, custodian for Bristow High School and 1978 graduate, has mopped the floors for nearly 20 years, having watched the times change, technology evolve and students grow throughout his loyal service.
By Caleb Brabham Staff Writer.
 
Jimmy White, custodian for Bristow High School remembers the first day the school ever opened as he walked in through the double doors as a student. “I graduated from here in 1978,” said White. “The year I started was my sophomore year, the year the school opened. There wasn't anything out here except the high school; the gym wasn't here, the vo-ag wasn't here. They've built onto it twice since then, so it was smaller than it is now. A lot has changed.”

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Thu
11
Sep

New app puts power to help save lives in hands of blood donors

The American Red Cross is launching a first-of-its-kind Blood Donor App today that puts the power to save lives in the palm of your hand. The Blood Donor App allows users to schedule blood donations, track their total donations, earn rewards and invite friends to join them on a lifesaving team. The new app is free and available for download now in app stores.

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Thu
11
Sep

Motion filed in OHP Trooper lawsuit

By J. D. Meisner Managing Editor.
 
State Attorney General's office has filed a motion to have a lawsuit against Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Roberts dismissed as it is currently filed. According to the motion, filed in federal court on Tuesday of this week, language in the lawsuit violates the 11th Amendment, which protects the state of Oklahoma from being sued.

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Thu
11
Sep

School passes drill test

By Caleb Brabham Staff Writer.
 
Doors were locked and bolted at Bristow High School, Wednesday, Sept. 10, for a routine lockdown drill. Once each classroom door was locked and the hallways were cleared of students, Bristow High School Principal Mike Wayland, Bristow High School Vice Principal Brandon Poteet and Bristow Public Schools Resource Officer Billy Leatherwood, walked to each room, checking that they were secure.

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