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Tue
12
Dec

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Words

There are so many words in the English language. Each year the Webster’s Dictionary adds new words like selfie, binge-watch, face-palm, photobomb and ping just to name a few. We make up words to go with our actions and they end up in the dictionary.

There are silly words, odd words, bad words, sweet words all kinds of words. There are words my mom wouldn’t let me say growing up, but I would secretly say them around my friends.

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Fri
08
Dec

It's relatively cold

By J. D. Meisner

I'm doing y'all a favor... after reading this, any complaints about how cold it has been over the past few days will literally melt away.

My oldest daughter, now living in central California, said her guy friend was complaining about the cold weather they were experiencing because the morning low temperatures were plummeting to the (shiver) mid 30s and the daytime temperatures were only reaching the 60s.

That poor, poor man. Oldest daughter said she tried to explain what cold weather really was to that California boy, but he couldn't wrap his brain, or his fancy wool scarf around sub zero numbers.

 

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Tue
05
Dec

Christmas in Bristow

My family had a Christmas filled weekend and we didn’t have to leave town. Saturday, our oldest daughter wanted us to meet her boyfriend, so we arranged to meet her. I wanted to stay in town because I had already promised my youngest daughter I would take her ice skating that night.

We met for dinner and went to the Depot Plaza and it was so pretty, all lit up. The people who are contracted to run the ice rink hadn’t opened up the rink yet, so we were just going to walk around the depot and see Hiser, one of Santa’s reindeer. One of the chamber board members invited us to ride the tram for Christmas Unwrapped; of course my youngest daughter was all excited about that.

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Thu
30
Nov

Letter to the Editor

Dear Editor,

This is the time of the year when the thought of giving to others is foremost in our minds. Perhaps you have done all you can, or maybe you would like just one more thing to contribute to. Well, let me suggest that you consider donating to Harry’s Blessings in a Backpack.

Many yeas ago, Harry McMillan presented his Sunday school class with the idea of packing food for school children who needed food for the weekends. They could eat free while they were still in school, but they were a little hungry over the weekends when parents were short of money. So a few ladies at the Presbyterian Church got together and started “packing”. A list of the students who needed this service was furnished by the schools, and bags were filled and delivered on Fridays.

Thu
30
Nov

Survey says

Yesterday, I was cruising through the Google news feed, filtering out what the New York Times and Washington Post consider to be news and getting down to the nitty gritty stuff when I came across an obscure headline that read: “Survey shows middle east corruption”

Holy smokes... who knew?

I for one am certainly relieved that someone felt compelled to perform an in-depth study to expose this scandalous revelation to an unsuspecting public.

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Tue
28
Nov

Lung Cancer Awareness

This past month has been lung cancer awareness month. Recently, I have learned some alarming statistics on the survival rate for those fighting this battle. I didn’t realize there wasn’t a cure for lung cancer, only treatment and there isn’t a screening for early detection.

A few months ago, an old friend of mine lost her battle. By the time she was diagnosed she was already at stage four. Her sister is getting the word out in hopes to get more funding to lung cancer for screening for early detection.

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Fri
24
Nov

I'm still thankful

CHAOS THEORY

 

Thanksgiving 2017 has come and gone for most of you, having eaten your feast traditionally on Thursday, or at least on Friday to accommodate that wayward relative who couldn't make it on Thursday.

How did you prepare your turkey this year?

Even if you ignore all the sage advice on how to cook a turkey that was offered from the kindergartners and first graders across the county in Wednesday's issue of the Bristow News, you know that there are a hundred and one ways to cook your turkey.

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Fri
24
Nov

Lucas votes to lower rates and simplify tax code

Congressman Frank Lucas (OK-3) today voted to pass H.R. 1, the Tax Cuts and Jobs Act, legislation that amends the Internal Revenue Code to lower taxes rates and adjust various tax credits and deductions for businesses and individuals. Upon passage of the bill, Congressman Lucas issued the following statement:

Tue
21
Nov

What does Thanksgiving mean to me?

By Shirley Todd

It’s time with family, it’s watching the leaves change their colors and fall from the trees, it’s the chill in the air, it’s watching football and Christmas decorations going up. Thanksgiving is family, friends, tradition and shopping. We share with our girls the traditions we grew up with and are open to beginning new traditions with them.

I am thankful, I have my mom for another Thanksgiving, my oldest daughter is able to be off work to spend some time with us and my brother coming home.

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Mon
20
Nov

A ‘possum in the chicken pen

By Bunny Baker 

It was a dark night in the country. My husband and I were in bed, sound asleep, when I was awakened by the sound of chickens marking a terrible noise in the chicken house. I knew immediately that something was in the chicken pen. I jumped out of bed, grabbed a flashlight, our .22 rifle and took off for the chicken house with my night gown flapping with every step.

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