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23
Aug

School officials tout benefits of SQ 779

By Shirley Todd 

 

State question 779 will be on the ballot for the General Election Nov. 8. Oklahoma voters will vote whether or not to approve a onecent tax increase. Experts say this money would give the state around $615 million toward education, annually.

 

 

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Tue
23
Aug

Jones Memorial receives grant

By J. D. Meisner

 

A new runway-taxiway system at the Jones Memorial Airport in Bristow is $1 million closer thanks to a grant from the US Department of Commerce. U.S. Secretary of Commerce Penny Pritzker announced last week that the department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding $1 million to the City of Bristow, to aid in infrastructure improvements at the airport.

 

 

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Tue
23
Aug

Cub Scout membership rally Thursday

Cub Scout Troop 571 will hold a membership rally this Thursday, Aug. 25, 6:30 p.m. at the Edison Elementary cafeteria. The troop is open to boys in first through fifth grade. “If there is enough interest, we will have a Kindergarten den,” said Cubmaster Amos Ingram. He added, the Kindergarten den is a pilot program being sampled throughout the country and his council was selected for the pilot.

 

 

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Tue
23
Aug

Spainhower arraigned last week

On Wednesday, Aug. 17, Dakota Spainhower was arraigned and charged with first degree murder in the July 18 stabbing death of Devin Lundberg. Spainhower is being held without bond. The hearing was held at the Creek County jail in Sapulpa, Judge Joe Vassar presiding. “On Sept. 2, 2016, Spainhower will have a conference with Assistant District Attorney, Michael Loeffler, to discuss the evidence and to formally appoint an attorney for Spainhower,” said First Assistant District Attorney, Don Nelson. This conference will be held at the courthouse in Bristow.

 

 

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Tue
23
Aug

Western Heritage Days

Dozens of cowboys, horses and horse-drawn wagons made their way along Main Street Saturday for the second day of Western Heritage Days, which concluded with the rodeo Saturday evening.

 

 

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Tue
23
Aug

Bowling elected sheriff

By J. D. Meisner

 

Republican candidate Brett Bowling was elected Creek County Sheriff Tuesday, ousting incumbent John S. Davis, in a runoff election that saw light turnout across the county. Davis and Bowling were on the runoff ballot Tuesday after neither candidate won 50 percent of the vote during the June Primary.

 

 

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Tue
23
Aug

Only seven species of snake in Oklahoma are venomous

By Sean Hubbard

 

Spending time outdoors, tending to a garden, working on a brush pile or even weed eating the yard will increase the chances of encountering one of Oklahoma’s slithery occupants. The good news about running into a snake is that it is most likely harmless and actually quite beneficial.
 
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Tue
23
Aug

Creek County Justice Center Records

The following information was taken from the Creek County Sheriff's Department Justice Center logs, Aug. 7 through Aug. 21, 2016, and includes individuals from Bristow and surrounding communities. Individuals still facing charges are considered innocent until proven guilty. Aug. 13, Tyler Ray Boone, 18, Bristow, domestic abuse, no bond listed, held.
 
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Tue
23
Aug

Children’s risk of exposure to head lice goes up with arrival of a new school year

As the school year gets underway and Oklahoma students are reunited with old friends while making new ones, an unintended consequence could be increased risk of exposure to head lice. “In general, when your child goes back to school, they could have a risk of being exposed to lice because you have kids from different home environments coming together at one focal point,” said Justin Talley, Oklahoma State University Cooperative Extension livestock entomologist.
 
 
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Tue
23
Aug

Oklahoma’s pump price climbs 14 cents in three weeks

“A quartet of factors is at work here: the U.S. dollar is weakening, demand is high, inventories are still healthy but have fallen lately, and crude oil prices are rising,” said Chuck Mai, spokesman for AAA Oklahoma. “In fact, West Texas Intermediate closed at $48.52 per barrel last Friday, the highest the benchmark has been since July 1. WTI has climbed $22.31 since hitting $26.21 on Feb.
 
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