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Wed
26
Nov

All Aboard!

Wed
26
Nov

Let’s eat

Those who don't have a warm meal Thanksgiving are welcome at the ever-expanding table of the Bristow First Baptist Church. “The dinner is open for anybody to attend,” said Shannon Hilburn of the Bristow First Baptist Church. “Obviously, we are looking to serve anyone who would not get a meal but certainly we would welcome anyone until we run out.”

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Wed
26
Nov

Presbyterian hosting regional meeting

By Caleb Brabham
 
On Dec. 2, Bristow Presbyterian Church will be hosting the meeting of its presbytery, Eastern Oklahoma Presbytery, which ranges from Hugo north to Miami. Pastors and church elders from Presbyterian churches all around the area will meet in Bristow for the first time to vote on amendments to the Presbyterian constitution, including one very hot-button topic.

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Thu
20
Nov

Polar Express train debuts

By Caleb Brabham
 
With hours to go until the inaugural ride of the Bristow branch of the Polar Express, Event Manager Kala Varner says the excitement is at an all-time high. “It is fever pitch right now,” says Varner. “Everyone is really excited to get started.” Varner says that she has been thankful for the support the residents of Bristow have shown to the Polar Express, demonstrated by the outpouring of 150 to 160 individuals for the initial casting call. Varner says that the number is indicative of Bristow's spirit and has been much greater than other Polar Express start-ups.

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Thu
20
Nov

Group hoping to jump start Ladies Auxiliary

By Caleb Brabham
 
The American Legion Ladies Auxiliary will be holding a reorganizational meeting on Monday, Nov. 24, at 6 p.m. in the American Legion Post 126, Kilngensmith-Long building. “The Ladies Auxiliary hasn't been very active the last couple of years so we are re-organizing in order to get it going like it should be,” said Donna Lawrence of the American Legion Ladies Auxiliary. “We will have state members of the auxiliary, including First VP Carol Blosch, coming down to help us get officers elected so we can start doing the service work we need to do.”

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Thu
20
Nov

OHP trooper enters not guilty plea

By J. D. Meisner
 
Former OHP Trooper Eric Roberts, 42, appeared in Creek County District Court and entered a plea of not guilty. Roberts is facing 10 felony charges along with four misdemeanor charges stemming from three separate incidents in which he is accused of second degree rape and sexual battery.

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Thu
20
Nov

School board filing Dec. 1-3

By Caleb Brabham
 
Prospective candidates for the Bristow, Depew and Kellyville school boards will be able to file their Declarations of Candidacy over three days beginning Monday, Dec,r 1 at 8 a.m. on, and continuing until Wednesday, Dec. 3 at 5 p.m. All candidate filings will occur at the Creek County Election Board office, 230 E. Hobson, in Sapulpa.

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Thu
20
Nov

Hawg Wild run this Saturday

By Caleb Brabham
 
Saturday, Nov. 22, Good Samaritans from out of town, as well as from within, will zoom through Main Street Bristow with toys and non perishable food items for the 10th annual “Hawg” Wild Toy Run to benefit Bristow Social Services and Head Start.

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Wed
19
Nov

Council appoints newest member

By J. D. Meisner
 
The Bristow City Council once again sports a full complement of councilmembers with the addition of Ward Three Councilman Anthony Jamison. Jamison was appointed and sworn in at last week’s special Thursday meeting and served his first full, albeit brief, council meeting on Monday, Nov. 17.
 
Wed
19
Nov

Local flu tally light so far

By Caleb Brabham
 
The Oklahoma Department of Health reported Monday that thus far in the flu season, Oklahoma has had only 18 cases of influenza requiring hospitalization and no reported deaths. Kendra Dougherty epidemiologist for Oklahoma Health Department has said that currently, there have been no hospitalizations in Creek County.
 

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