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Tue
15
May

Indian youth program receives grant

By Shirley Todd

The Bristow Indian Youth and Family Wellness committee received a Protect the Future grant in the amount of $5,000, from the Muscogee Creek Nation’s Behavioral Health and Substance Abuse Services in April.

Committee Chairperson Carmen Still said the grant money will be used to help increase awareness for suicide prevention services and resources. She said in April, the committee held a kickoff party to introduce the outreach efforts to the community.

Still said there will be another outreach activity event on Saturday, May 26, from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m., at the Bristow Indian Community Center at 710 South Main Street, in Bristow.

 

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Tue
15
May

Gypsy School gets financial help from local Masons

The Bristow Masonic Lodge #226 held a fundraiser for Gypsy School and presented a check for $3,500 last week. At left, Mason Gene Wood presents the check to Gypsy Superintendent Rachel Collins. Participating in the fundraiser, above, were, from left, Gene Wood, Lonnie Foster, Bob Mercer, Dub Denny, Bud Goodroad, Ted Smith and Quentin Groeves.

 

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Tue
15
May

Bristow’s Annual Tabouleh Festival

Visitors enjoy walking the streets during the annual Tabouleh Festival.

 

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Tue
15
May

Wildflower Run

The Wildflower Run is off at the starting line.

 

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Tue
08
May

Six tips for celebrating Mother’s Day on a budget

According to the National Retail Federation and USA Today, consumers will spend about $23 billion on Mother’s Day this year. That’s an average of almost $180 per mom. If you need something low-key (and, more importantly, low-cost), the Oklahoma Society of Certified Public Accountants offers six inexpensive but clever suggestions so showing mom your appreciation won’t send you into financial panic.

1.Skip dinner at a restaurant. Most restaurants are not only crowded on Mother’s Day, but some may also increase their prices. Instead of having dinner out, consider cooking at home where you can personalize the menu with Mom's favorites and maybe add a board game for more family fun.

 

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Tue
01
May

Local students receive the State Superintendent Award for Arts Excellence for vocals

Bristow High School seniors Emma Grant, Shelby Baker and Chandler Bess were each awarded the State Superintendent Award for Arts Excellence in the vocal category on Tuesday, April 24, by State Superintendent Joy Hofmeister and Masonic Fraternity of Oklahoma Grand Master C.W. Grigsby in conjunction with the Oklahoma Alliance for Arts Education at the Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie.

Bess plans to continue his vocal music education by participating in chorus at Oklahoma State University where he will pursue a degree in graphic design.

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Tue
24
Apr

County commission permanently closes South 353rd West Avenue

by Shirley Todd
news@bristownews.com

On Monday, April 16, the Creek County Commission, after holding a public hearing, voted to permanently close a portion of South 353rd West Avenue, just north of the junction with West 211th Street South in Bristow.

District Three Commissioner Lane Whitehouse said that all but a quarter mile of South 353rd West Avenue was closed due to the bridge receiving a rating of zero.

He said home owners in the area have requested that a gate be put up to permanently close the road because of trash being dumped and young people partying at the dead end. Whitehouse said this is not a county maintained portion of the road and even if the road were closed, home owners and emergency services will have access to properties.

 

Tue
24
Apr

Firefighter and Wildflower

Firefighter and Wildflower runner James Mitchell, front and center, relaxes with several dozen runners after putting them through one of his Wildfower Run workouts in preparation for the Wildflower Run, scheduled May 12.

 

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Tue
24
Apr

Depew High scholars compete in Seminole State’s Interscholastic meet

This group of Depew High School scholars recently competed in Seminole State's Interscholastic Meet. They placed second in their division, which consisted of 14 schools. Competing were: front row from left, Brianna Sams, Jae Hee Hwang, Ella Parrick, Lilly James, Jasee Hopkins, Summer Cooper, Sonya Wolfe, Maggie Moore, Lorissa Hale, Gracie Bailey, Henasie Roberts, Celeste Christianson; back row, Daniel Sams, Timothy Bennett, Rylee Treloar, John Smith, Brody Parrick, Steve Quiones, Hunter Vandecar.

 

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Tue
24
Apr

Why textbooks are a symbol of teacher frustration

By Jennifer Palmer

One of the most iconic images of the teacher walkout and the cuts to education funding that drove the movement was of tattered, duct-taped, antiquated textbooks.

There was the viral image of an Ada girl holding a class reader that apparently was once assigned to country music star Blake Shelton, now 41. And the photo of a crumbling history book from Owasso in which George W. Bush is the current president (the district later said that particular book wasn’t in use).

These images grabbed headlines, likes and retweets, but are not the whole story. There are new textbooks in Oklahoma classrooms. There are also old textbooks in Oklahoma classrooms. Some school districts can more readily invest in new textbooks than others.

 

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