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Thu
04
Feb

Shelter under fire

by Rick Vyper

On Monday, a social media storm opened many questions about Bristow Animal Control Officer George Moore. Moore shot a number of dogs in the head last week and is facing criticism for the method of euthanization.

 

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Thu
04
Feb

Prairie Grass to Play Freeland

by J. D. Meisner

 

Renowned western-bluegrass-gospel performing artists, Prairie Grass, will appear in concert at the Freeland Center for the Performing Arts on Saturday, Feb. 20, at 7:30 p.m., The concert is being presented by the Freeland Center Arts Council. Featured opening act is A Little Farther West. Prairie Grass, based in Bristow, includes leader Mike Newell on guitar and vocals, Roger Boomer on fiddle and vocals, Milt Alexander on upright bass and vocals, Steve Whitehouse on the mandolin, upright bass and vocals, Ron Tennison of Boynton, Okla., on dobro and vocals.

 

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Thu
04
Feb

Depew, Kellyville school board candidates

by Rick Vyper

 

With the public school board election less than one week away, the Bristow News spoke with the candidates running in Depew and Kellyville for this issue.

 

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Tue
02
Feb

Split vote

by J. D. Meisner

 

At the Monday, Feb. 1, meeting of the Bristow City Council, Mayor Leonard Washington implored members of the gallery that they refrain from premature social media postings until they had all the facts. “We need to move forward as a group in this town,” he said. “The silliness has got to stop.”

 

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Tue
02
Feb

Board of education candidates sound off

by Rick Vyper

 

With the public school board election less than one week away, the Bristow News spoke with the candidates running in Bristow and Gypsy for this issue.

 

Bristow

 

In Bristow, candidates Wash Givings and incumbent William H. Bryant are running for Office 1. We asked each candidate why they were running for office. We also asked each candidate the hot question of what they would do to help the school budget. Wash Givings, 41, lives at 33215 S. Hwy. 48 in Bristow, Okla.

 

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Tue
02
Feb

Flames surround Bristow Firefighter

Flames surround Bristow Firefighter Mike Siler on a mutual aide response in Kellyville on Saturday during a grass fire between Route 66 and I-44 along a quarter mile stretch between mile marker 204 and 205 at the old I-44 rest stop.

 

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Tue
02
Feb

Second graders visit Rainbow

by Rick Vyper

The Rainbow Healthcare Community recently had visitors from Bristow second grade who were participating in a community service project, initiated through Edison Elementary. According to Debbie Ponder, Edison Elementary principal, “Each class will have the opportunity to visit the residents of Rainbow Healthcare Community.”

 

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Tue
02
Feb

Register now for March primary

by Rick Vyper

 

Registering to vote may be easier now for Bristow residents. The presidential primary elections are Tuesday Mar. 1, 2016, and voter registration deadlines are approaching. Chris Gilliland, Creek County Election Board says there are several ways to register to vote.

 

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Tue
02
Feb

Gasoline prices remain below $2 for 33rd straight day

U.S. drivers are saving more than $1 per gallon ($1.01) from the 2015 peak price reached this past June. The national average has spent 33 consecutive days below the $2 per gallon benchmark, according to Fuel-GaugeRepor t .AAA. com. Today’s average price of $1.79 per gallon is the lowest nationwide price for gasoline since January 2009. Gas prices have fallen for 25 of the past 27 days, and AAA believes the combination of seasonal reductions in gasoline demand and the relatively lower price of crude oil are likely to help keep prices in check for the immediate future.

 

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Thu
28
Jan

The high cost of cheap oil

by Rick Vyper

 

Don Pound, owner of Bob Pound Drilling, Inc. says, “We’re definitely seeing the effects of the oil industry, you can tell by the phone calls. All last year we were busy and this year it’s like it’s been turned off like a faucet.” Industry leaders say the local oil industry, with it’s history of booms and busts, is in it’s deepest downturn since the 1990’s, if not earlier. Earnings are down for companies that have made record profits in recent years, leading them to decommission roughly two thirds of their rigs and sharply cut investments in exploration and production.

 

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