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Thu
28
Apr

Storm packs windy punch

By Rick Vyper
The National Weather Service has confirmed three tornadoes struck Oklahoma Tuesday, leaving some local damage in the path of the storm. According to mesonet.org any winds recorded over 58 miles per hour are considered severe winds. Winds in Creek County were recorded at 59 miles per hour.
 
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Thu
28
Apr

Bristow youth gets stuck in storm drain

By Rick Vyper
A young boy found himself stuck in storm drainage in Lincoln Park, on Wednesday, April 27, after school. The boy, 9, Bristow, was walking home from school and usually goes to play in Lincoln Park every day. The boy’s brother, also 9, immediately flagged down a car for help. That’s when the Bristow Police Department received an a call from an anonymous lady stating a little boy was stuck in a storm drain at Lincoln Park.
 
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Thu
28
Apr

Fire suspect nabbed

By Rick Vyper
The man we believe to be responsible for starting the 2012 Mannford wildfires is now behind bars,” said Sergeant Drew Mullenix, of the Creek County Sheriff ’s Office Investigation Division. On Tuesday, U.S. Marshals and members of area law enforcement agencies descended on Bristow as part of an on-going operation.
 
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Thu
28
Apr

Tabouleh Fest a week early this year

By Rick Vyper
The Tabouleh Fest Pageant starts a week early this year and festival organizers promise some unique features that are sure to have the town talking. On Sunday, May 1, Bristow’s Tabouleh Fest Pageant will be hosted at the Freeland Center for the Performing Arts at 2 p.m. Ages zero to 18 will compete for the title of Miss Tabouleh Fest in several age categories. “We wanted to have the pageant early so that we could use the winners on television to promote the event,” said Tabouleh Fest President Michelle Morquecho. “Tara Mattox and Kaycee Batchlette are handling the pageant.” 
 
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Tue
26
Apr

Saturday fire destroys Ash Street home

By Rick Vyper

A fire destroyed Nicholas and Ralena Groom’s house at 614 South Ash Street early Friday morning. The Bristow Fire Department responded to a call from Bristow High School’s Coach Brett Jones who saw smoke rolling out of the home. “Friday morning was crazy for me anyway because it was my mom's birthday and I was feeling a little overwhelmed,” said homeowner Ralena Groom. “Ethan, my nephew, was staying with me and he asked if he could skip athletics because he felt sick. He is usually at the Hafer Field by 7:15 a.m. for practice, but he was going to ride to school with me and go straight to second hour.

 

 

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Tue
26
Apr

Peter Pan flying into the Freeland Center this weekend

By Rick Vyper

The Bristow High School theatre department is preparing for its biggest show of the season this week, and invites everyone on a grand adventure with Peter Pan. Don’t miss the classic tale of Peter Pan at the Freeland Center for the Performing Arts on April 28, 29 and 30 at 7 p.m.

 

 

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Tue
26
Apr

Creek County Literacy Program hosts fourth annual indoor rummage sale

Creek County Literacy Program’s Fourth Annual Indoor Rummage Sale is this Thursday and Friday, April 28 and 29, 9 a.m. to 3 pm. at 15 North Poplar Street in Sapulpa. All proceeds benefit Creek County Literacy Program.

 

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Tue
26
Apr

Gas prices remain relatively low despite record demand

Relatively cheap gas prices are boosting driving demand, and 2016 remains poised to be a record year for both gasoline consumption and annual miles traveled. Although national pump prices moved higher by two cents per gallon on the week and drivers are paying a dime more per gallon to refuel their vehicles on the month, today’s nationwide average price of $2.14 per gallon is the lowest for this calendar date since 2009. Drivers across the country continue to save on the year, with today’s average discounted by 39 cents per gallon compared to this same date last year.

 

 

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Tue
26
Apr

Proposed budget cuts for 52 agencies appear small, but are they?

By Clifton Adcock

 

In the confusing arithmetic of state budgets, the size of a cut or an increase can be in the eye of the beholder. That was the case on April 13 when Gov. Mary Fallin unveiled a new budget proposal for fiscal year 2017 calling for a 4.5 percent cut in budgets for 52 state agencies, including higher education. But wait. That 4.5 percent is a share of those agencies' expected spending totals after receiving cuts during the current fiscal year, totaling 7 percent of their annual budget.

 

 

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Tue
26
Apr

Golf course open house Saturday

By Rick Vyper

 

The Bristow Golf Course will be holding an open house on Saturday, April 30, at 2 p.m. and everyone is invited to see the newly remodeled Golf Course Club House. The Golf Course Club House has been remodeled by Dynamic Restoration and now offers 1,750 square feet of open entertainment space with no columns, a vaulted ceiling, a full restaurant and kitchen, pro-shop, remodeled bathrooms and remodeled outside decking.

 

 

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