Lifestyle

Happy 101st Birthday

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On Feb. 24, 2021, Leola Roebuck celebrated her 101st birthday. She celebrated her century plus one year milestone surrounded by her children, grandchildren, and great-grandchildren. Her special day was celebrated with cake and ice cream, gifts, cards, and many well-wishes from family and friends. Leola’s life, experiences and precious memories are her many family treasures for years to come.

Bristow VFW Auxiliary Serves Community

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The Bristow VFW Auxiliary serves and supports veterans and their families as well as our community. Members are encouraged to serve as a group, with other groups, and as individuals in any capacity that honors the lives, sacrifices, and commitments of our veterans who selflessly served. In that vein, members of the Bristow VFW Auxiliary served veterans and the community for a combined total of 2,293 hours from June 1 to Dec. 31 of 2020.

Community Events

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Bristow Into Action Bristow Into Action Alcoholics Anyomous meeting is temporarily being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 708 West 11th Street, Bristow.

OAAC District Champions

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Sixth grade academic team and the OAAC District Champions. The team’s next stop. From left members are Lukas Hiett, Larry Barcenas, Lizette Martinez, Liz Waltrip, Saje Gaskins, Eli Yocham and Kellen Campbell. courtesy photo

Arms Race: Why 62,000 doses of COVID vaccine sit frozen in Oklahoma

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As Oklahomans wait for the state’s limited COVID-19 vaccine supply, more than 62,000 doses allocated for long-term care residents and staff remain in freezers. The state Department of Health provided 97,500 doses to CVS and Walgreens, who were contracted by the federal government to vaccinate vulnerable residents and workers at nursing homes, assisted living facilities, veteran centers and other longterm care facilities.

Baked Ham with Brown Sugar Glaze

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Ingredients 1 (10 lb.) fully cooked whole ham (boneless or bone-in) ½ cup packed brown sugar ¼ cup Dijon mustard 1 tablespoon apple cider vinegar 1 ½ cups apple cider Directions 1) Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Place ham on a roasting rack set in a roasting pan and score diagonally.

Perfect Sugar Cookies

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Ingredients 3 cups all-purpose flour, plus more for surface 1 teaspoon baking powder ½ teaspoon kosher salt 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 1 cup granulated sugar 1 large egg 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract 1 tablespoon milk For the Buttercream Frosting: 1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened 5 cups powdered sugar ¼ cup heavy cream ½ teaspoon pure almond extract ¼ teaspoon kosher salt food coloring Directions 1) In a large bowl, whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt and set aside. 2) In another large bowl, beat butter and sugar until fluffy and pale in color.

Community Events

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Bristow Into Action Bristow Into Action Alcoholics Anyomous meeting is temporarily being held on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 7 p.m. at 708 West 11th Street, Bristow.

Tips for keeping Thanksgiving safe

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It’s as tough to swallow as dry stuffing: In 2020, the safest Thanksgiving is one spent at home only with immediate family. But for those who plan to gather, experts at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation offer advice to minimize the risk of taking Covid-19 home along with your leftovers.