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Thu
26
Mar

Taking Shelter

By Cody Richison Staff WriterAs the skies darkened Wednesday evening, winds began to blow, conjuring severe thunderstorms that swept across much of Oklahoma. With these storms came tornadoes leaving devastation in their wake.Residents of Oklahoma are no stranger to the  severe weather that threatens the state year round. Even more threatening are the menacing tornadoes.

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Thu
26
Mar

catching on

Cameron Matherly backs up home plate during the Bristow Pirates game against the Berryhill Chiefs. See sports stories and photos

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Thu
26
Mar

BMS Students of the Month for March

The Bristow Middle School Students of the Month for March are, from left, sixth graders, Ella Larson and Cooper Shields; seventh graders, Lanessa Siggers and Jalen Fullbright and eighth graders, Morgan Looney and Levi Legg 

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Thu
26
Mar

Area avoids storm’s wrath

By Cody Richison Staff Writer There was no school Thursday for students in Sand Springs, as clean up crews were organized. Many students joined forces to help remove the debris from the area hit hardest by Wednesday night's tornadoes that devastated Northern Creek County. School for Bristow students went as planned Thursday. With only heavy rainfall and light hail, area residents were glad to have been narrowly missed by the brunt of the storm. Official reports say that Bristow received sixtenths  f an inch of rainfall Wednesday night,
with some area residents reporting almost an
inch.

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Tue
24
Mar

The Dogwoods

 
The Dogwoods are in full bloom at Trinity Baptist Church, heralding the first full week of Spring

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Tue
24
Mar

Depew man looking to climb Mt. Midoriyami

 
By Cody Richison  Staff Writer Evan Newpher, a 2008 graduate of Depew High School, began running 5k's in June of 2014. Little did he know by beginning a workout regimen with his co-workers that he would be traveling to Houston, Texas, just ten months later to compete in one of the most grueling  obstacle courses in the world, American Ninja Warrior. “When I started to excel while running 5k's I knew I wanted to take it to the next level. I began competing in obstacle races like Warrior Dash and he Mud Run and I did really well,” said Newpher.

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Tue
24
Mar

Bristow Police Officer

 
Bristow Police Officer Jamie Canfield proudly stands alongside the newest addition to the Bristow Police  orce, a 2011 Dodge Charger. The Charger was purchased for $9,000 by the City of Bristow and has been in service since February.

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Tue
24
Mar

Vote suit dropped

 
By J.D. Meisner Managing Editor  A Facebook notification that went out to several hundred followers on Tuesday, reads, “Leonard Washington for Mayor has changed his name to Leonard Washington – Mayor,” putting an unofficial stamp of finality on a political race that saw its share of controversy and uncertainty. Washington now officially fills the position of mayor for the City of Bristow after a law suit questioning the validity of some votes in the March 3 mayoral election was dropped last week. The suit, filed by Mayoral Candidate Leon  inson earlier this month against the Creek County Election Board, Washington and a number of Creek County voters, alleged that some of the voters in the election did not meet residency requirements set out for voters by Oklahoma State Statutes and their votes should not have been counted..
Thu
19
Mar

Flight report

By Cody Richison
Staff Writer As she took off and headed south towards Shawnee for fuel Tuesday, the C-47 “Round Trip” that has made Bristow its home for nearly a decade, soared over the crowd as if to  say one final goodbye toBristow. Airport officials in Shawnee said the plane arrived just after 10 a.m. and after fueling up, the plane and her crew were on  their way to El Paso, Texas by12:30 p.m. Tuesday.  

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Thu
19
Mar

New roof

By Cody Richison
Staff Writer As the City of Bristow is going through changes with council leadership, the clubhouse at the Bristow Golf  Course is seeing changes ofits own. With work being completed by employees of the City of Bristow, Director of Public Works Steve McGuire is leading the effort. 

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