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Fri
22
Jul

Former Pirates, Hornets return to the gridiron Saturday

By Riley Medill

 

The idea for the Brent Plum Memorial Alumni Football Game came in a dream. Mark Plum was preparing for a game with his cousin and dear friend, Brent Plum. The pair had always been close, growing up together in an area of Bristow Mark calls “Plum Hill.” On “Plum Hill,” generations of the Plum family live as a unit. A congregation of houses in a tract of land Mark jokingly compares to a compound. It was on “Plum Hill” where Mark and Brent formed their bond.

 

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Fri
22
Jul

Suspect has little to offer investigators

Police are still unable to determine a motive in the death of Devin Lundberg. On Monday, July 18, at approximately 10 p.m., the Bristow Police Department was called to a disturbance in the 200 block of East Eighth Avenue where police found evidence of a possible homicide.

 

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Fri
22
Jul

A community grieves

By Rick Vyper

 

On Wednesday, July 20, at 8:30 p.m., a memorial service was held at Hafer Field to remember a teenager who impacted many lives. Hundreds of students, friends and family gathered to honor the late Devin Lundberg. Lundberg, 17, Bristow, was killed late Monday night after work.

 

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Fri
22
Jul

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Conservation fishing report for July 20

Arcadia: Elevation normal, water 87 and clearing. Largemouth bass fair on water jigs and swim baits at 6-14 ft. on submerged humps and road beds. Crappie fair on jigs and minnows at 11-14 ft. on marked brush piles and on rocky points near the overlook. Channel and blue catfish good on shad and cut bait on rocky point near the channel. White bass slow on slabs and live shad at 15-18 ft. on submerged humps. Draper: July 18. Elevation rising, water 83 and stained. Channel and blue catfish fair on worms, shad and cut bait along channels and riprap.

 

 

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Fri
22
Jul

Creek County Commission discusses new business bringing jobs to Sapulpa

By Angie Gentry 

 

The Creek County Board of Commissioners called to order its regular meeting on Monday, July 18, at 9 a.m. The commissioners quickly approved agenda items including action to sign a resolution on changes to the flood permit fees. This was first discussed during the July 11 meeting for adjustment of floodplain fees from $575 down to $200 without requiring engineer review and $700 for larger projects requiring an engineer to review.

 

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Fri
22
Jul

Illegal tobacco sales to minors double in only four years

The Oklahoma Department of Mental Health and Substance Abuse Services (ODMHSAS) has announced the results of its annual inspection of tobacco outlets to measure compliance with laws restricting underage tobacco sales. This year’s non-compliance rate of 14.1 percent is more than twice the 6.8 percent recorded only four years ago, which was the lowest ever for the state. Oklahoma retail outlets such as convenience and grocery stores are monitored to ensure they follow all laws prohibiting the sale of tobacco products to minors.
 
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Tue
19
Jul

City water tests reveal high metal content in June

by J. D. Meisner

 

Last week, routine tests revealed that the water system for the City of Bristow contained an excessive amount of lead and copper at a number of its testing locations sites. The Oklahoma Depaertment of Environmental Quality requires that water systems contain no more than .015 milligrams of lead per liter.

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Tue
19
Jul

Teen slain with knife

by Rick Vyper

 

An after-work altercation left one teenager dead and one suspect detained in Bristow. In custody, is Dakota Joe Spainhower, 21, of Bristow, who is the main suspect.

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Tue
19
Jul

Praying for blue

The Stars and Stripes fly at half mast in memory of slain police officers in Dallas and Baton Rouge, as Reverend John Tidwell, of Trinity Baptist Church in Bristow, leads nearly 100 people in prayer on the lawn in front of Bristow City Hall. Honored at the event were members of the Bristow and Depew Police Departments as well as members of the Creek County Sheriff’s Department.

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Tue
19
Jul

500-plus bikes thunder through Bristow

by Rick Vyper

 

In four hours, Oklahoma Bikers Backing the Blue helped raise $15,984.35 for the fallen Dallas Police Officers killed last week. Five police officers were killed and seven others wounded in Dallas on Thursday, July 7, after being targeted by a gunman during a protest against the deaths of two black men by police in separate incidents.
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