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Thu
28
Aug

slow down

Bristow Public Schools Resource Officer Billy Leatherwood monitors the speed of passing cars at Edison Elementary. According to Leatherwood, speeding is only part of the problem; many vehicles try to drive around buses while they are unloading and disregard basic saftey instructions in designated school zones.

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Thu
28
Aug

Hasty drivers cause morning safety issues at elementary


Bristow High School student Danielle Hammond looks before crossing Ash Street with her friends, Morgan Long, Blake Parker and Brett Chenoweth during lunch.
By Caleb Brabham Staff Writer.
 
Each morning Bristow Public Schools Superintendent Jeanene Barnett stands out on the curbside of Edison Elementary, greeting each child and parent as they arrive. “It makes my day to see those little guys so excited and ready to go to school,” Barnett says of the morning ritual.

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Thu
28
Aug

Two downtown Bristow mainstays turn 20


Nancy Spencer of Candy Creations designs a bouquet of candy. Spencer opened Candy Creations in 1994 on the same day as Sister Act Salon.
By Caleb Brabham Staff Writer.
 
Twenty years ago this month, two Bristow mainstays, Sister Act Salon and Candy Creations opened together on the same day in 1994. “We remind each other,” Nancy Spencer, owner of Candy Creations, and a regular customer at Sister Act, said of the businesses' shared opening. “I was down there the other day and I said it's about our anniversary isn't it? It doesn't seem possible that it's been 20 years. Time goes fast.”

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Thu
28
Aug

Day of Caring

By Caleb Brabham Staff Writer.
 
As a part of United Way's National Day of Caring, several groups of volunteers will be donating their time to help others around Bristow. “Sept. 5 is the Tulsa United Way Day of Caring,” said Day of Caring Coordinator Sharon VanOrsdol. “ They do all their big stuff that day; they have all kinds of volunteer groups going out. We actually coordinate with the Tulsa Area United Way.

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Thu
28
Aug

Runoff close

By J. D. Meisner Managing Editor.
 
Bristow's James Leewright will face Democratic candidate Robert Talley, of Depew, in the primary election scheduled for Nov. 4. Leewright and Talley are candidates for State Representative District 29. Leewright defeated Dani Thompson Fields in the runoff election held Tuesday, Aug. 26. Leewright received 51.1 percent of the vote over Thompson-Fields' 48.9 percent.

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Thu
28
Aug

Creek County liquidates surplus property

By Angie Gentry Staff Writer.
 
The Board of County Commissioners faced a short agenda in the Monday morning board meeting. One item on the agenda was the sale of county surplus property located at 319 N. Hickory in Bristow. Only one bidder, Vicky Roth, attended the meeting to bid on the surplus property. Roth was awarded the property with a bid of $1,053, which was the amount of back taxes owed on the property, plus an $80 filing fee which brought the total to $1,133.

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Wed
27
Aug

Leewright, Engle win runoff

Bristow's James Leewright will face Democratic candidate Robert Talley, of Depew, in the primary election scheduled for Nov. 4. Leewright and Talley are candidates for State Representative District 29.
Leewright defeated Dani Thompson Fields in the runoff election held Tuesday, Aug. 26.
Leewright received 51.1 percent of the vote over Thompson-Fields' 48.9 percent.
Leewright received a total of 849 votes to Thompson-Fields' 811.
One other Creek County race was forced to a runoff vote during the June primary.
In the Republican race for Creek County Treasurer, incumbent Byron Davis was unseated by Don Engle by an eight-percent margin. Engle received 54 percent of the vote to Davis' 46 percent.
In all Davis received 1,444 votes to 1,692 for Engle.
With no democratic candidates in the treasurer's race, Engle will be the new Creek County Treasurer.

Tue
26
Aug

ice, ice, baby

Reacting to a challenge from newly appointed Bristow City Council member Dana Fortney, seated, front row at left, members of the council and city staff accepted the ALS Association Ice Bucket Challenge. Taking the soaking are, front row from left, Fortney, City Attorney Kelly Hake, and Councilman Edgar Spencer. Back row, seated, from left are Councilmen Frank Groom, Randy Witty and Kenny Odell. Pouring are, from left, Barbara Robbins, Police Chief Don Sweger, Fonda McGuire, Sabrina Mounce, Ken Williams and Steve McGuire.

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Tue
26
Aug

Dowdy family resurrects corner store


After years away, Robert Dowdy returns to the land where he grew up, placing a sign with his wife, Tina, at his newly reopened store, Dowdy's Corner.
By Caleb Brabham Staff Writer.
 
Five miles south of Bristow on Highway 48, Robert Dowdy prepares to place a sign at his new business, on the land where he grew up. The sign dubs his general store, 'Dowdy's Corner,' making official a name the corner has had for 30 years. “This is Five Mile road out here,” Dowdy points to the lone road bisecting Highway 48. “Used to be all it was known by was Five Mile Corner. That, or Dowdy Corner. This was Dowdy's Corner since we moved here. People would drive by and see eight kids jumping around, they'd have to call it something. They gotta give it a name.”

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Tue
26
Aug

Churches’ Childrens Day out offers moms a day off


Becky Hughes teaches Genttrie VanOrsdol how to spell at Bristow Methodist Church's Children's Day Out Program. The Bristow Methodist Church holds CDO programs on Tuesdays and Wednesdays while The Bristow Presbyterian Church holds their CDO programs on Mondays and Thursdays.
By Caleb Brabham Staff Writer.
 
With the school year beginning anew, Bristow's twin Children's Day Out programs, run by the Bristow Presbyterian Church and the Bristow Methodist Church, have opened their respective doors once more. “We just got started last week,” said Elaine Murphy, Director of the Bristow Methodist Church's CDO program. “We're still getting used to things and our kids are still getting used to coming.”

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