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Thu
21
May

Bristow Pool opening delayed

by Cody Richison

Even though temperatures may not be indicative of summer, Bristow City Pool Director Tara Mattox said that preparations are slowly coming together to make the pool opening happen. “The rain and cooler-thannormal temperatures have been slowing us and the city down as we work towards opening,” said Mattox. The pool generally opens the first of June, but Mattox saidthe opening may be delayed just a bit.

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Thu
21
May

No “all clear” from new sirens

by J. D. Meisner

Bristow Fire Chief David McSpadden has announced that the department will be regularly testing the city’s storm sirens on the first Wednesday of the month at noon, weather permitting, or as McSpadden explained, there is no imminent threat of severe weather at that time. McSpadden also said that he received a number of calls last Saturday after the sirens were sounded sending townsfolk in to their shelters and safe areas.

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Thu
21
May

Chamber surveys due May 29

by Cody Richison

The Bristow Chamber of Commerce is holding a meeting and is inviting all Bristowarea businesses and non-profits. Chamber president John Tidwell, said this will give business owners in the community a chance to network and talk about the advantages of business in the City of Bristow. Tidwell also said the chamber will be presenting the findings from the survey they have conducted during the “May We Help You” event.

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Thu
21
May

Skate park Rolling

by J. D. Meisner

Pirate Action Sports Park, the grass-roots movement to build a skate park in Bristow, is gaining momentum and crossed a couple of major milestones this week. It's 501c-3 status is now listed as “pending” and the group was awarded it's first grant.

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Thu
21
May

Memorial Day ceremony at Magnolia Memorial

by Cody Richison

“For Bristow, Memorial Day is more than just an American holiday,” said Charles Stark, Post Commander for the Bristow American Legion Post 126. “For many in the community, it's a chance to honor the men and women who died while serving in the U.S. military,” said Stark. Bristow's Memorial Day celebration is hosted each year at Magnolia Memorial Gardens adjacent to Bristow American Legion, post 126.

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Tue
19
May

Veterinarian’s office burglarized

by Cody Richison

On Friday, May 15, Creek County Deputy Michael Marcum was dispatched to the Bristow Veterinarian Hospital at 37118 West Hwy 16 for a reported burglary. Marcum said in a report obtained by Creek County Sheriff 's Office, “When I arrived atthe address I spoke with Dr. Mitchell. He told me he had received a phone call at approximately 8:30 a.m. saying his office had been burglarized.”    

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Tue
19
May

Golf course purchases questioned

by J. D. Meisner

“This probably should have been brought before the council,” said Bristow Mayor Leonard Washington at Monday night's meeting of the Bristow City Council. Washington was explaining to the council and the 30-plusconcerned citizens in the audience, how an $8,475 expenditure was made without prior approval of the council and without being put out for competitive bid. 

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Tue
19
May

Dowdy hopeful buyout will spark expansion

 By Cody Richison
 
There are big changes being made at Dowdy Insurance, said the company owner and namesake, Ellen Dowdy. Dowdy said her company is growing with the recent buy out of Firey Insurance Co. and she's hoping that with the purchase, an expansion to other communities is in the near future. 

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Tue
19
May

Valedictorian Paige

Valedictorian Paige Trout addresses the Class of 2015 at commencement ceremonies Friday night held at the Chuck West Field House.

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Tue
19
May

Schools say company will fix flaws in Pirate Card

by Cody Richison

If you're a supporter of the Bristow Pirate athletic program then chances are you  ave a Pirate Card, but school administrators say there are changes that need to bemade to the already printed cards that will make more sense for the community of Bristow. Bristow Public Schools Superintendent Dr. Jeanene Barnett said that when the school switched from the company that usually printed the cards, they gave the new company a copy of the old Pirate Card and asked the company to call the businesses to offer them the chance to once again be on the card. Instead, the company reached out to only a few Bristow businesses and marketed the cards primarily to Sapulpa merchants.

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