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Thu
01
Dec

Light contest underway

By Shirley Todd
It’s time to light up the town for the Bristow Area Chamber of Commerce Light Up The City contest. According to Chamber Board Member Colby Wissell, the contest is open to homeowners and businesses. He said the goal of the contest is to provide incentive to people in the community to show Christmas spirit.
 
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Thu
01
Dec

Santa taking on Grinch in grudge match

By J. D. Meisner
 
With the fate of Christmas hanging in the balance, Santa Claus and The Grinch will square off for the second consecutive year, in a tables, chairs and ladders professional wrestling match on Friday, Dec. 9, at 8 p.m., at Body Progression right here in Bristow. According to Brandon Groom, owner of Body Progression Gym, this year will make the second annual Santa vs the Grinch Wrestling event at his Main Street gym. “Once again, the Grinch is out to steal Christmas,” said Groom.” if he gets the key on the ceiling, Christmas could be over for everybody.”
 
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Thu
01
Dec

OTC misinforms businesses

By Shirley Todd
 
Last week, local merchants received a letter from the Oklahoma Tax Commission, informing them the county tax was going up by 1.333 percent on Jan. 1, 2017. This is not the case. According to Creek County Treasurer Don Engle, in the annual packet his office sends to the Oklahoma Tax Commission, the word “continuation” of the one-thirdpercent tax was not included in the first paragraph. He said it was included in the fourth or fifth paragraph.
 
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Thu
01
Dec

Board seats open

By J. D. Meisner
 
Three seats will be up for grabs on the Bristow Public Schools Board of Education in the February 14, 2017, school board elections and the filing period for candidates is next week. Seat #2, currently held by Greg Mahaney, is an expiring seat with a five year term. The successful candidate will serve until 2022.
 
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Thu
01
Dec

Waiting for a tram

Around 300 SpiritBank employees and their families celebrated Christmas, Wednesday, at Bristow Depot Plaza with ice skating and a ride on the tram for a sneak peek at the Christmas Unwrapped tour. Tickets for the tram are $25 each and are available through the chamber’s website at bristowchamber.com. Trams run Thursday through Sunday from now until Christmas.
 
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Thu
01
Dec

Planners donated to area students

By Shirley Todd
 
Founded by Angelia Trinidad, Passion Planners is a company that helps break down short and long term goals through the use of customized daily planners, offered for sale on its website. Recently, Passion Planners donated 479 planners to Bristow High School. Paula Johnson, high school librarian, uses a Passion Planner herself and said she was sent an email to apply for the company's donation program.
 
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Thu
01
Dec

Depew Fire raffling Cooper original painting

By Shirley Todd
 
The Depew Fire Department Ladies Auxiliary is raffling off a Wayne Cooper painting to help raise money for the Depew Volunteer Fire Department. An internationally known artist who specializes in western art, Cooper is a resident of Depew. He donated a painting depicting firefighters battling a blaze to be raffled to help raise money for the department.
 
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Tue
29
Nov

Bristow man pleads guilty in 2015 homicide

By Shirley Todd

 

There will be no trial for the January, 2015, homicide of a Bristow woman. On Monday, Nov. 21, Jimmy Allen Moser, 31, Bristow, pleaded guilty to first degree murder for fatally shooting Kimberly Davis, 45, at a rural property north of Bristow. Moser entered his plea in Creek County District Court in Sapulpa. Moser was sentenced to life without the possibility of parole.

 
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Tue
29
Nov

PD acquires K9

By Shirley Todd

 

The Bristow Police Department is adding a new officer to the force, a K-9 officer. Chief Wayne Williams said he added a K-9 to the force to help with officer safety and drug searches. “We’ve been wanting a K-9 for a while,” said Williams. “There wasn’t any money in the city budget to purchase one, but thankfully some community members donated the money needed to purchase the dog.”
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Tue
29
Nov

Social Services supporting angel tree

By Shirley Todd

 

At this time of year, Bristow Social Services is especially in need of help from the community as the organization strives to fill Christmas baskets with turkey and all the fixings for Christmas dinner, according to Bristow Social Services Office Assistant Faye Alexander. “We’re hoping there is enough in the budget so those who need a basket get one,” said Alexander.

 
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