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Tue
22
Jul

Downtown shop serving fresh coffee and memories


Alex Lloyd purchases a coffee from Catherine Shetty at Cup of Memories. Cup of Memories is open at 9 a.m. through 5 p.m. Monday though Friday and 9 a.m. through 4 p.m. Saturday.
By Caleb Brabham Staff Writer.
 
Catherine Shetty co-owner of Bristow's newest coffee shop, Cup of Memories, knows your order. "I know people's order's by their faces," said Shetty. "And then I learn the names. You read their personalities when they walk in. You know who you can be joking around with and who to take pretty serious. You have to get to know your customers. They come in. They hang out. They talk about their problems. It's interesting and it's fun."

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Tue
22
Jul

Commissioners deny damage claim

By Angie Gentry Staff Writer.
 
In the Creek County Board of Commissioners meeting held Monday, July 21, commissioners faced several agenda items including the approval of signing a resolution on project maintenance, financing, and right-of-way agreement with the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT) on project CO. BR., a one lane fracture critical bridge located on South 465th West Ave over Little Deep Fork Creek approximately .5 miles northwest of Depew.

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Tue
22
Jul

Tax exempt weekend starts this Friday

By Caleb Brabham Staff Writer.
 
Oklahoma's annual tax exempt holiday will begin at midnight Friday, August 1, and will continue through midnight on Sunday, Aug. 3, offering the opportunity for residents to purchase clothing and shoes free of sales tax. The Oklahoma Tax Commission website designates accessories including jewelry, handbags, luggage, umbrellas, wallets, watches, and other similar items as taxable and further exempts clothing and shoes priced higher than $100.

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Tue
22
Jul

Chamber exec search on hold

By J. D. Meisner Managing Editor.
 
The search for a new executive director at the Bristow Area Chamber of Commerce is in a holding pattern as the board of directors reassesses the job description for that position and their role as a board. Phil Johnson, president of the chamber's board said that since the departure of former executive director Jennifer Taylor, the board brought in Brooklin Barnett through Creek Nation Youth Services and she has been manning the phones and handling projects as they arose.

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Tue
22
Jul

School board seat filled

By Caleb Brabham Staff Writer.
 
Bryan Blansett, a fifth-generation Bristow native and Chief Master Sergeant in the U.S. Air Force (the highest rank a non-commissioned officer can achieve), will be taking on another branch of service, filling the position vacated by the resignation of Peter Kelly in seat four of the Bristow Public Schools Board of Education.

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Thu
17
Jul

prayers answered

Some much-needed rain came to Creek County this week, answering the prayers of many, but perhaps not those of Arthur Hollands, of Florida, above, who carries a cross as he walks along Route 66 in torrential rain, Thursday.

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Thu
17
Jul

Top summer readers rewarded with Kindle fires


At the end of the Montfort and Allie B. Jones Memorial Library's Annual Summer Reading Program top readers Harley Dunow, Zakiah Ballard and Bra’vianna Ballard open their prizes: brand new Kindle Fires. Matthew Roach (not pictured) was also a top winner.
By Caleb Brabham Staff Writer.
 
Montfort and Allie B. Jones Memorial Library ended its reading program Wednesday, July 16. The Library reported increased numbers of both entrants and readers this year. "We had good enrollment this year," said Library Director Donna Lawrence. "In the past, when I first started, we had as many as 400 entrants. Eventually it dropped to 200. This year we had around 300. Not everyone attended but we did have a good turnout each time."

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Thu
17
Jul

rainy days

The headlights from early morning traffic along Fourth Street are reflected as rain falls Thursday. According to Oklahoma Mezonet, portions of Creek County received over 1.5 inches of rain.

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Thu
17
Jul

Hospital says new procedure shows promise

By Caleb Brabham Staff Writer.
 
The Bristow Medical Center reported that though there would be a loss for the month of June, the hospital is ahead of where they were last year at this time. "We ended the month on $3.8 million for June," said Facility Controller Scott West. "We had a really great in-patient month. Our inpatient volume was high, which is unusual for the summer time. Our net revenue came in at $1.1 million. Our expenses were $1.1 million. We had a very small loss of $8,700. I was very pleased.

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Thu
17
Jul

Band travel discord vexes school board

By Caleb Brabham Staff Writer.
 
Recently, American Airlines attempted to partially reimburse Bristow Public Schools and certain students for inconveniences related to canceled flights during a spring band trip. On Monday, July 14, the Bristow Board of Education voted to return received money back to the airlines, desiring that the money be used to reimburse all of the students involved rather than a few.

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