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Tue
03
Mar

Council gives acrossthe- board pay raises

By J. D. Meisner

On March 2, the Bristow City Council held its final meeting before the March 3 municipal elections, and gave an across-theboard raise to city employees, okayed the use of the trolley andapproved payroll and maintenance claims for the city as well as the municipal authority. With all members present, the council voted unanimously to increase the wages of non-union city employees by three percent.Non-union employees include city personnel who are not part of the police or firefighters' unions.

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Tue
03
Mar

Remains found north of Bristow

By Cody Richison

Thursday afternoon, authorities at the Creek County Sheriff's Office were alerted by a tip which prompted them to serve a search warrant on a tract of rural property located just north of Bristow. Reports say the tipster told officials that there were human remains on the land and that theyshould conduct an investigation to determine the validity of these claims. With this information, the Creek County Sheriff's Office contacted the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation to help conduct the search. It was while serving the warrant that what appeared to be human remainswere found by the two agencies.

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Tue
03
Mar

Pirate hoops phenom has big future plans

By Cody Richison

When Kaydee Banks started participating in sports at the age of four, her parents and coaches immediately knew that Kaydee was an exceptional athlete. NowKaydee is finishing up her junior year of high school and with the finale of her highschool athletics career in sight, she is making big plans for her future.This summer, Banks will attend several basketball camps and will play with asummer league of like-minded athletes with the same goal of making it big in the basketball arena. Banks will be traveling with her summer basketball league to tournaments all over Oklahoma, Kansas, Missouri, Texas and Arkansas.

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Tue
03
Mar

tire fire

A fire broke out Tuesday afternoon at Oklahoma Tire Recycling on Industrial Road and three units from the Bristow Fire Department responded to get the fire under control. Employees at the plant told the Bristow News that the fire started in what is referred to as “fluff”, a residual by-product of the tire grinding process

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Tue
03
Mar

Mayoral race tight

By J. D. Meisner
If the unofficial numbers hold up, Bristow Mayor Leonard Washingtion retained his seat by the narrowest of margins in Tuesday’s municipal elections. Vote tallies in the Mayoral and Ward 1 races could change when provisional votes, cast by qualifying rural voters whose residences contact Bristow’s fenceline annexation, are counted and certified later this week.

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Thu
26
Feb

Special delivery

By Cody Richison
Staff Writer
When Wayne Williams was selected as interim chief of the Bristow Police Department, taking over from then Chief Don Sweger, he was not only tasked with protecting the City of Bristow from crime, he became a servant leader of the community. One organization to which Williams dedicates his service is the Bristow Senior Nutrition, Meals on Wheels Program. Every Wednesday, Williams picks up the meals from Bristow’s Woodland Village and begins his route. “The route only takes 30-40 minutes out of the day, but means the difference between going hungry and having a meal for some of the residents,” said Williams.

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Thu
26
Feb

Prairie Grass

Bristow’s own, Prairie Grass, is scheduled to play at the Freeland Center this Saturday, Feb. 28 at 7:30 p.m. Opening the concert will be Robert and Susie Case, of “A Little Farther West.” Pictured are Mike Newell, Milt Alexander, Roger Boomer, Roy Sinor, Steve Whitehouse and Ron Tennyson. General admission tickets are available at Kemp's Drug and Gifts, Bill Kelly and Associates, and the Shooter's Shop, all in Bristow, or by calling (918) 367-6762.

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Thu
26
Feb

Gypsy super pushes for ‘yes’ vote on bond

By J. D. Meisner
Managing Editor
Hoping to making good on it's promise to stakeholders, the Gypsy Public School District will have a $285,000 bond issue on the ballot for district voters in the March 3 municipal election next Tuesday. Gypsy School Superintendent Rachel Collins said that two years ago, during a financial crisis that nearly shut down the district, she and the school board made a promise to stakeholders that they would get the district out of debt and out of the rented portable classrooms where early childhood education, pre-K and Kindergarten is held. According to Collins, the removal of the rented building eliminated a monthly rental fee of $769, or an annual total of $9,228.

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Thu
26
Feb

Human remains found

By J. D. Meisner
Managing Editor
Police are saying what they believe could be human remains have been found at an address north of Bristow. Details are sketchy, but Jessica Brown, spokesperson for the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation confirmed that the Creek County Sheriff’s Office requested OSBI investigative and crime scene agents to search for possible human remains near Bristow.

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Thu
26
Feb

Vote March 3

By J. D. Meisner
Managing Editor
Votes will be cast and counted Tuesday when Bristow area voters decide who will lead their city for the next few years. In all, five races will be decided by vote with two already decided by default. In the race for Mayor of Bristow, Leon Pinson, Charles Schmidt and incumbent Leonard Washington filed for a four-year term. The mayor’s office will pay a salary of $55,000 and carry a four-year term.

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