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Thu
23
Jun

Charges dropped

by Rick Vyper

 

Eleven months after the Walmart heist, Creek County District Attorney Max Cook has dropped charges against former Bristow Walmart manager Rico Robertson. On Tuesday, Assistant District Attorney Laura Farris said “Rico Robertson has been declared by the Oklahoma Forensics Center, in Vinita, to be incompetent to stand trial and it’s likely that he will never be competent.”

 

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Thu
23
Jun

Primary election set for Tuesday

by Riley Medill

 

The Creek County Election Board is gearing up for a vitally important election Tuesday. The June 28 primary elections will have an unusually large impact for the county. Due to the significant lack of Democratic candidates in the upcoming primaries, a few elections will be decided next week.

 

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Thu
23
Jun

Mowing crew

Autumn Young pushes a lawn mower, weed eater and rake while James Chavez walks Buttercup to Autumn’s mom’s house. The two are delivering onions and plan to help mow the yard.

 

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Thu
23
Jun

Retired Bristow librarian reminisces

by Rick Vyper

For the last 13 years, if you stopped into the Montfort and Allie B. Jones Municipal Public Library, you encountered Donna Lawrence. Chances are you’ll never forget her. Donna Pearl Lawrence was born Dec. 16, 1950, in Pleasant Hill, Mo.

 

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Thu
23
Jun

Primary election set for Tuesday

by Riley Medill

The Creek County Election Board is gearing up for a vitally important election Tuesday. The June 28 primary elections will have an unusually large impact for the county. Due to the significant lack of Democratic candidates in the upcoming primaries, a few elections will be decided next week.

 

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Thu
23
Jun

Legislators, state officials, accept more gifts from interest groups

By Trevor Brown

 

As Oklahoma policymakers grappled this year with a $1.3-billion budget shortfall, special-interest groups plied them with more free meals, drinks, Thunder tickets and other gifts. Oklahoma Ethics Commission filings show a total of 195 lobbyists gave out $344,600 worth of gifts from January through May – or nearly $30,000 more than in the first six months of 2015. It was also more than double the $155,892 spent in the first half of 2014, the last year when stricter lobbying polices were in place.

 

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Wed
22
Jun

Senate candidates square off next week

by Riley Medill

 

Two republicans are running for the office of State Senator, District 12. The winner of the June 28 primary election will face the only Democrat who filed for office, B. C. Jones, of Sapulpa, in November. 
 
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Wed
22
Jun

Bristow mail carrier Chris Miller

Bristow mail carrier Chris Miller wipes the sweat off his face, Tuesday, while delivering mail to Sandra Swafford on Fifth Avenue. Forecasters see no relief in sight with temperatures expected to be in the upper 90s for the remainder of the week. 
 
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Wed
22
Jun

Independent audit delayed

by Rick Vyper

 

The State of Oklahoma Auditor’s Office confirmed Monday, June 20, that it will still perform an audit of the City of Bristow; however, the state has been running behind on requested city audits. In July 2015, the Bristow City Council considered the possibility of an independent audit of the city’s finances.
 
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Wed
22
Jun

Not so happy campers

by Rick Vyper

 

Week one of Bristow’s Day Camp has come and gone and with the recent change of a home base location, camp counselors say things are quite different at the Bristow VFW. On Monday, Day Camp coordinator Vicki Groom said the Bristow VFW has no running water. “We had heard there were some wells down,” Groom said. “The men there are so nice and helpful to us. The mayor also approved an outdoor hydrant for us to hook our hose to but that didn’t help us today. No water at the Bristow VFW also means no working toilets.” 
 
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