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23
Apr

Visit to VA leaves Bristow senior smiling

By Cody Richison
Staff Writer
When Bristow resident Paul Smith's doctors scheduled a pre-op visit on his 92nd birthday to the Veteran's Affairs Hospital in Muskogee, he was less than excited. “I really didn't want to go to that hospital because I had heard so many negative things about it,” said Smith. Little did he know, hospital staff, including the doctors that would be performing his procedure, had planned him a very special surprise birthday party.

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Thu
23
Apr

Wild workout

Dr. Chip Cooper gives Denten Degner a high-five for a job well done at the Bristow Wildflower Run workout at Hafer Field on Wednesday, April 22. Degner finished first in his heat of mock races for the workout.

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Apr

Depew Senior Jaclyn Smith signs with NOC

Depew High School Senior Jaclyn Smith signs a letter of intent to play basketball as part of Northern Oklahoma College's Lady Maverick Basketball Team. In attendance at Smith's signing are, front row, from left, NOC Women's Basketball Head Coach Greg Krause, Jaclyn Smith and mother Stacy Smith. Back row, from left, Assistant NOC Women's Basketball Coach Nate Macy, Lady Hornet Head Coach Matt Morgan and Jaclyn's father, Jack Smith.

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23
Apr

Oklahoma Department of Wildlife Fishing Report

Tenkiller: April 20. Elevation 3 ft. above normal, water 55-57 and clear. Largemouth, smallmouth and spotted bass fair on crankbaits, spinnerbaits and plastic baits at 3-15 ft. around docks, points and coves. Crappie fair on minnows and tube jigs at 10-15 ft. around brush structure, the main lake and points and on crankbaits trolling from Petit Bay to Carters Landing at midday. White bass good trolling crankbaits at mid-day, on in-line spinnerbaits and hair jigs at 3-15 ft. in the main lake, the river channel and points in mornings. Flathead catfish fair on cut bait and shad at 20-40 ft. in the main lake and along flats.

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Thu
23
Apr

Sherry Fisher recognized for the Wildflower Run

Who better to be recognized for the Wildflower Run than Sherry Fisher? Sherry has worked diligently and consistently to help improve health in Bristow, in Creek County, and in the state of Oklahoma. In fact, in 2008 the Daily Oklahoman identified Sherry as one of the ten most influential people impacting decisions for the health of Oklahoma, along with then first-lady Kim Henry. While the Bristow Public Schools’ (BPS) nurse, Sherry also served as the chairwoman of Oklahoma Action for Healthy Kids and received the Most Distinguished School Nurse Award 2008 from Oklahoma Turning Point and Oklahoma Fit Kid Coalition.

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23
Apr

ACS Relay for Life looking for more teams

By Cody Richison
Staff Writer
Relay for Life Community Manager Kristen Hurst says that what the organization needs the most at this point is more teams. “We are recruiting teams from businesses, schools, families and places of worship to participate in this year's Bristow Relay for Life,” said Hurst. The event will be held June 12, 2015, at the train depot plaza.

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23
Apr

Bristonians remember Murrah Building blast

By Cody Richison
Staff Writer
Nearly every Oklahoman remembers where they were and what they were doing on April, 19, 1995, at 9:02 a.m., when, with a blast, the landscape of the American Midwest changed forever. On April 19, 1995, a truckbomb exploded outside the nine-story Alfred P. Murrah Federal Building in downtown Oklahoma City.

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Thu
23
Apr

Roberts late for court

Creek County District Judge Richard Woolery told former Oklahoma Highway Patrol Trooper Eric Roberts that if he was late to any more court appearances in the future, his bond would be restored back to $100,000. Woolery's warning came after Roberts was more than an hour late to a preliminary hearing earlier this week. Roberts told the judge that he thought he did not need to appear because his case was on hold.

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Thu
23
Apr

Stewart case leaves holes in roads

One year ago today, April 24, 2014, Creek County District #2 Commissioner Rick Stewart walked into the Creek County Sheriff's Office and turned himself in to face charges of embezzlement – charges stemming, in part, from repairs he allegedly made to a private road in 2013. That case remains open and on Monday of this week, Stewart found himself under fire again, this time for not repairing a road that one Creek County property owner claims is a public road, but one that Stewart is not certain is in the county inventory.

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Tue
21
Apr

April showers bring...

April showers do bring flowers, at least at area nurseries and outdoor shops. At Mid America Stockyards, Amanda Hanes checks in a fresh delivery of mixed flowers on Monday.
 

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