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02
Jul

Chamber ready for Fourth

by Cody Richison

Preparations for Bristow's Independence Day celebration are well underway and coordinator Jake Manus is expecting this year's festivities to set a precedence for future Fourth of July celebrations. Manus said the day of festivities will kick off at 8 a.m. with a panckake breakfast hosted by Bristow Boy Scout Troop 571. “The breakfast will last from 8 until 11 a.m. at the city park parking lot,” said Manus.

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02
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Other area towns plan Independence Day celebrations

by Daisy Creager

As well as the events in Bristow, other towns in Creek County are holding Fourth of July celebrations this weekend. Here is a look:

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02
Jul

Thursday, July 4.

John Bloxom, of American Legion Post 126, in Bristow, raises the US Flag at sunrise, at the Wake Island Memorial in Bristow, Thursday, July 4.

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02
Jul

In draft forms, education standards appear to demand more

Oklahoma is writing new academic standards in math and English that in some ways go beyond the current standards and the now-repealed Common Core goals, according to a review of initial drafts by Oklahoma Watch. The drafts show, for example, that elementary-school students would have to write research papers and learn the use and concepts of American currency. High school students would be expected to grasp the “whys” behind math formulas.

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02
Jul

Making it all better for decades

by Daisy Creager

Bristow native Virginia Ray sees the town at its best and its worst. As a pharmacist and owner of Super H Pharmacy, she gets to know people and their families when they are sick. Ray began working at Kemp's Drug and Gifts as the only female pharmacist in Bristow in 1968. In 1973 she graduated South Western University with a degree in pharmacy and started full time at Kemp's.

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02
Jul

Hibbett makes it official

Hibbett Sports, Inc., an Alabama-based athletic retail company, is pleased to announce that its newest Hibbett Sports store will be opening in the Bristow market, employing approximately eight full- and part-time team members. Announcing the opening, Jeff Rosenthal, President and CEO of Hibbett Sports, Inc. said, “We’re thrilled to be opening a new store in Bristow. People in Bristow take their sports seriously, and we plan to give them the athletic products and know-how they’ve been looking for.”

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02
Jul

Creek County part of class action request in earthquake lawsuit

by Daisy Creager

Following a state Supreme Court decision Tuesday, June 30, an attorney is seeking a class action law suit, that may include Creek County residents, against two Tulsa area companies for property damages and injury due to earthquakes plaintiffs say the companies are responsible for. The court voted 7-0, with two justice refraining, to allow Sandra Ladra of Prauge to sue New Dominion LLC and Spess Oil Co. for injuries sustained in an earthquake on Nov. 5, 2011, according to a Tulsa World report.

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Tue
30
Jun

Pool Party

Kinzie Williams and Ashley Hall enjoy each other's company during the fund raising pool party held in honor of Kinzie's sister, the late Ashton WIlliams.
 

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Tue
30
Jun

Sweet memories

by Daisy Creager
The bright blue and white sign and tall display windows of Candy Creations, at 306 West Main St., make the store stand out from the brown brick buildings that border it. However, owner Nancy Spencer remembers when the building was much different than it is now.
 

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Tue
30
Jun

Drug raid suspects remain behind bars

In recent weeks Bristow Police Department, assisted by the Creek County District Attorney's Drug Task Force arrested seven individuals and have charged them on multiple counts. Those seven men and women are now at the Creek County Justice Center awaiting their respective upcoming court dates.

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