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Thu
20
Nov

Polar Express train debuts

By Caleb Brabham
 
With hours to go until the inaugural ride of the Bristow branch of the Polar Express, Event Manager Kala Varner says the excitement is at an all-time high. “It is fever pitch right now,” says Varner. “Everyone is really excited to get started.” Varner says that she has been thankful for the support the residents of Bristow have shown to the Polar Express, demonstrated by the outpouring of 150 to 160 individuals for the initial casting call. Varner says that the number is indicative of Bristow's spirit and has been much greater than other Polar Express start-ups.

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Thu
20
Nov

Group hoping to jump start Ladies Auxiliary

By Caleb Brabham
 
The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a reorganizational meeting on Monday, Nov. 24, at 6 p.m. in the American Legion Post 126, Kilngensmith-Long building. “The Ladies Auxiliary hasn't been very active the last couple of years so we are re-organizing in order to get it going like it should be,” said Donna Lawrence of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. “We will have state members of the auxiliary, including First VP Carol Blosch, coming down to help us get officers elected so we can start doing the service work we need to do.”

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Thu
20
Nov

OHP trooper enters not guilty plea

By J. D. Meisner
 
Former OHP Trooper Eric Roberts, 42, appeared in Creek County District Court and entered a plea of not guilty. Roberts is facing 10 felony charges along with four misdemeanor charges stemming from three separate incidents in which he is accused of second degree rape and sexual battery.

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Thu
20
Nov

School board filing Dec. 1-3

By Caleb Brabham
 
Prospective candidates for the Bristow, Depew and Kellyville school boards will be able to file their Declarations of Candidacy over three days beginning Monday, Dec,r 1 at 8 a.m. on, and continuing until Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. All candidate filings will occur at the Creek County Election Board office, 230 E. Hobson, in Sapulpa.

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Thu
20
Nov

Hawg Wild run this Saturday

By Caleb Brabham
 
Saturday, Nov. 22, Good Samaritans from out of town, as well as from within, will zoom through Main Street Bristow with toys and non perishable food items for the 10th annual “Hawg” Wild Toy Run to benefit Bristow Social Services and Head Start.

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Wed
19
Nov

Council appoints newest member

By J. D. Meisner
 
The Bristow City Council once again sports a full complement of councilmembers with the addition of Ward Three Councilman Anthony Jamison. Jamison was appointed and sworn in at last week’s special Thursday meeting and served his first full, albeit brief, council meeting on Monday, Nov. 17.
 
Wed
19
Nov

Local flu tally light so far

By Caleb Brabham
 
The Oklahoma Department of Health reported Monday that thus far in the flu season, Oklahoma has had only 18 cases of influenza requiring hospitalization and no reported deaths. Kendra Dougherty epidemiologist for Oklahoma Health Department has said that currently, there have been no hospitalizations in Creek County.
 
Wed
19
Nov

“polar”-ized

Kala Varner, event manager for the Polar Express Train Ride sits at a table in the Diamond Class dome car Wednesday. With less than two days to go before the event’s inaugural run this Friday, Nov. 21, at 6 p.m., Varner has been busy with last minute details and logistics.
 
Wed
19
Nov

Caleb Brabham was recognized as an Oklahoma Farm Bureau Journalist of the Year

Caleb Brabham with the Bristow News was recognized as an Oklahoma Farm Bureau Journalist of the Year. Brabham is pictured with OKFB Director Jimmy Wayne Kinder.
 
Wed
19
Nov

BHS leading smoke-free charge

 
By Caleb Brabham
 
Thursday, Nov. 20, the American Cancer Society's Great American Smokeout will be held as a healthy encouragement to take the first step to break away from smoking: to stop. “The Great American Smokeout is a way of encouraging kids all the way up to adults to take a day to not smoke,” said Lisa Prescott Creek County Tobacco Prevention Specialist of the OSU Department of Wellness.
 

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