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Old well


Bristow Mayor Leonard Washington looks at the current building housing Bristow's largest well. Washington says that the well could be deeper than the 32 foot wide 109 feet deep well in Greensburg, Kan., which currently holds the record as the largest hand dug well in the world.
By Caleb Brabham
 
The City of Bristow may be on its way to getting a new museum as the council voted Monday, Oct. 20, to contract with an architect to draw an initial sketch of a museum that would be built beside the handdug water well between Washington and Lincoln Streets.
 
Fri
24
Oct

Longtime resident remembers integration

By Caleb Brabham
 
Alfred Mathews was only a kid growing up around Bristow in the 1940's, decades prior to integration. But to hear him tell it, race relations in Bristow weren't all that different from the way they are today “This town attracted a lot of black people. It was the best town in this area on race relations before integration,” said Mathews. “Everybody knew everybody. Black, white, there were no racial problems whatsoever.”
 
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24
Oct

Time change a good reminder to get ready for fall, winter

As you prepare to “fall back” with the end of Daylight Savings Time, it is a good opportunity to move forward on getting your home ready for fall and winter. “Associating certain tasks with Daylight Savings Time is an easy way to remember to do some of those routine, but important, tasks around the house,” said Gina Peek, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension housing and consumer specialist.
 
Fri
24
Oct

High school plans first ever College Week

By Caleb Brabham

For the first time, Bristow High School will hold College Week, a week dedicated to educating students about college and career possibilities, as well as encouraging students to think about opportunities beyond high school. College week will run from Nov. 17 until Nov. 21.
 
Fri
24
Oct

Kellyville PD goes high tech

By Caleb Brabham

Police officers in Kellyville will be be able to issue tickets faster and safer using digiticket. Officials from Saltus Technologies visited the Kellyville Police Department, Tuesday, Oct. 21, in order to instruct officers on the proper use of the device.
 
Fri
24
Oct

Polar Express casting complete

By J. D. Meisner

The anticipation building around the coming of Bristow's Polar Express reached its highest pitch last weekend during last Friday and Saturday's casting call and job fair held at the Bristow Rail Depot. According to Iowa Pacific Special Events Director Debra Goodman, the job fair was an unprecedented success.
 
Tue
21
Oct

Stewart enters not guilty plea

By J. D. Meisner
 
At the onset of the 9 a.m. Monday, Oct. 20, meeting of the Creek County Commission, District 2 Commissioner Rick Stewart asked Commissioner Chairman Danny Gann and District 1 Commissioner Newt Stephens to take over financial responsibilities for District 2; Stewart then walked out of the meeting.
 
Tue
21
Oct

Golf weather

Tue
21
Oct

Exchange student acclimating to small town Oklahoma

By Caleb Brabham
 
Brazilian exchange student, Fernanda Araujo says there is a lot to get used to in Bristow, Okla., from the town's size, to the lack of public transportation. But Araujo says that there are few things more different between her culture and the American culture than the simple act of saying 'hi.' “One thing that is really different in Brazil is when you say 'hi', you need to give the other person a kiss on the cheek,” said Araujo. “So, my first week I said hi to everybody with a kiss. My host sister told me, 'we don't do that here.' I said, 'oh yeah, I forgot about that.' In the beginning I didn't know what to do when I met people. For me it's not nice just to say 'hi.' It's a little cold. But that doesn't mean the people are cold.”
 
Tue
21
Oct

Recycling scrapped in Bristow

By J. D. Meisner
 
The convenient and environmentally responsible act of recycling paper in Bristow became much more difficult when the green and yellow Abitibi recycling bins located at Bristow Schools sites and in the alley between Fifth and Sixth streets behind the Bristow News disappeared late last week.
 

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