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paint job

A crew from Action Safety Striping of Oklahoma City paints new stop strips and crosswalk lines on Route 66 through Bristow as the final phase of the Oklahoma Department of Transportations repaving project in downtown Bristow.
 
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Hundred-year-old time capsule to be opened at county courthouse


County Commissioners stand at the spot where a 100-year-old time capsule is buried near the cornerstone of the Creek County Courthouse in Sapulpa.
By J. D. Meisner Managing Editor.
 
The Creek County Courthouse Centennial Committee announced last week they are completing the final preparations for the upcoming celebration commemorating the 100 years following the groundbreaking of the county’s historic courthouse complex. “We are really excited,” said Creek County Commissioner Newt Stephens. “The courthouse is quite an achievement. We want to do it justice.”
 
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Paint crews were busy painting

Paint crews were busy painting stripes on Bristow’s busy streets Wednesday. At above, a worker spreads a drying agent over a freshly painted stop strip.
 
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Sales tax down from last year

By J. D. Meisner Managing Editor.
 
The July distribution of sales tax collections by the Oklahoma Tax Commission primarily represents local tax receipts from May business. Companies that remit more than $2,500 monthly in sales tax receipts are required to file and pay electronically. The monies reported this period represent sales from May 16 to May 31 and estimated sales from June 1 to June 15.
 
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Creek County’s unemployment rate drops

J. D. Meisner Managing Editor.
 
The Okahoma Employent Securities Division recently released unemployment statistics by county for the Month of May, 2014. This past May, Latimer County posted the state's highest county unemployment rate of 8.4 percent. Sequoyah and Leflore Counties in Eastern Oklahoma rounded out the top three highest county unemployment rates for the month.
 
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Juvenile burglars hit Edison School

By J. D. Meisner Managing Editor.
 
Back to school seems to come earlier every year but a pair of juvenile delinquents apparently couldn't wait for the official first day and showed up early, allegedly breaking in to Edison Elementary and making off with valuable electronic equipment. Bristow Police are seeking arrest warrants on the two juvenile males who are suspected of breaking into the school sometime Tuesday, July 22.
 
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Race date closer

By Caleb Brabham Staff Writer.
 
As the Aug. 16 date of the City of Bristow's Pirate Pride Triathlon looms closer, one final change as been made to course. "The only course that has changed is the bike course," said triathlon organizer Dustin Penn. "The course will begin at the lake and swimmers will enter by the boat ramp by the swimming pool. The run is going to be around the park starting at the swimming pool and going south around by the golf course and back.
 
Tue
22
Jul

Downtown shop serving fresh coffee and memories


Alex Lloyd purchases a coffee from Catherine Shetty at Cup of Memories. Cup of Memories is open at 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday though Friday and 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Saturday.
By Caleb Brabham Staff Writer.
 
Catherine Shetty co-owner of Bristow's newest coffee shop, Cup of Memories, knows your order. "I know people's order's by their faces," said Shetty. "And then I learn the names. You read their personalities when they walk in. You know who you can be joking around with and who to take pretty serious. You have to get to know your customers. They come in. They hang out. They talk about their problems. It's interesting and it's fun."

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Tue
22
Jul

Commissioners deny damage claim

By Angie Gentry Staff Writer.
 
In the Creek County Board of Commissioners meeting held Monday, July 21, commissioners faced several agenda items including the approval of signing a resolution on project maintenance, financing, and right-of-way agreement with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) on project CO. BR., a one lane fracture critical bridge located on South 465th West Ave over Little Deep Fork Creek approximately .5 miles northwest of Depew.

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22
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Tax exempt weekend starts this Friday

By Caleb Brabham Staff Writer.
 
Oklahoma's annual tax exempt holiday will begin at midnight Friday, August 1, and will continue through midnight on Sunday, Aug. 3, offering the opportunity for residents to purchase clothing and shoes free of sales tax. The Oklahoma Tax Commission website designates accessories including jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches, and other similar items as taxable and further exempts clothing and shoes priced higher than $100.

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