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Tue
23
May

County trades roof space for WiFi

By Shirley Todd

On Monday, May 22, the Creek County Commission held its weekly meeting in Sapulpa. The commission voted to approve a lease of a section of the Creek County Courthouse’s roof to AirLink Internet Services, LLC, for the placement of WiFi equipment.

AirLink owner Mike Whelan said he was approached to help provide WiFi service during festivals in Sapulpa’s downtown area. He said the best place to put antennae was on the roof of the Creek County Courthouse. Whelan worked out a plan with the county to permanently install four antennae on the roof of the courthouse

 

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Tue
23
May

Kellyville gearing up for round-up club rodeo

By Shirley Todd

It’s time to prepare for the Kellyville Round-up Club’s Heritage Days Rodeo, June 9 through 10, beginning at 8 p.m. each evening. Admission to the rodeo will be $8 for adults, kids ages seven to 11 will be $5 and kids six and under will be free. Those attending will receive one raffle ticket for each paid admission. Additional raffle tickets can be purchased for $1 per ticket.

 

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Tue
23
May

Turnpike pileup proves fatal

By J. D. Meisner

One person is dead and two others sustained injuries in a four-vehicle crash on Interstate 44 near the Bristow turnpike gate last week. According to Trooper Billy Fausett, with the Oklahoma Highway Patrol, the accident occurred at around 11 a.m. Friday, May 19, in the eastbound lanes of the Turner Turnpike.

According to Fausett, Zachary Rae Johnson, 28, of Norman, was driving a 2016 Mazda CX5 when he used the right lane to pass a 2016 Western Star tanker semi that was traveling in the left lane.

 

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Tue
23
May

Left in the dark

By Shirley Todd

Storms that passed through the area left nearly 200 Bristow area residents without power for approximately 18 hours over the weekend. Members of East Central Oklahoma Electric Cooperative lost power on Friday evening and for many, electricity wasn’t restored until Saturday around noon.

Residents south of Bristow along SH 48 and south of the Jones Memorial Airport were in the dark during the storms that rolled through Friday night.

 

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Tue
23
May

Long time coming

Family and friends celebrated the lives of Leon and Snookie Pinson at a celebration last Saturday to dedicate the Bristow Sports Complex as the Leon Pinson Sports Complex. Pinson was instrumental in raising the funds needed to build the complex for youth baseball and softball. On Saturday, the Bristow Area Chamber of Commerce held a ribbon cutting. Rick Pinson wanted to give a special thank you to Steve McGuire for building the flower beds at the entrance. 

 

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Tue
23
May

BFFs Sumher

BFFs Sumher Steelman-Spuehler and Lauren Schlosser enjoy their cotton candy during the Collins Elementary end-of-school carnival last week. Students played games for prizes and candy.

 

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Thu
18
May

Storm shelter open

By Shirley Todd

As advertised, the new Alternative Education Building at Bristow High School is also a FEMA approved storm shelter and it's open for business.

Bristow Public Schools Superintendent Curtis Shelton said the building is now ready for use as a safe haven for the community when severe weather threatens.

“Mickey Hall will be in charge of opening up the shelter when needed,” said Shelton.

 

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Thu
18
May

Legislators fight to pass budget

By Shirley Todd

The Oklahoma House of Representatives voted down House Bill 2414 Tuesday evening by a vote of 51 - 46.

Since 1992, when State Question 640 was passed, the Oklahoma Constitution requires a super-majority vote to make tax increases, which, in this case, would have been 76 yes votes.

HB 2414 is currently under revision by House members to make it more palatable.

 

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Thu
18
May

City council says use or lose vacation time

By J. D. Meisner

In an effort to clean up the city's payroll and personnel files, the Bristow City Council passed a resolution Monday night allowing city employees to take advantage of a one-time carry over of all accrued leave from the beginning of their employment through June 30, 2017.

The resolution further states that all accrued vacation leave time that has not been used by the employees before June 30, 2018, will be forfeited.

Mayor Leonard Washington said that this resolution is intended to clean all accrued vacation time from the books of the city so that employees can start fresh when the council adopts a new vacation leave policy.

 

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Thu
18
May

School’s out!

Second graders burst through the doors at Edison Elementary Thursday, ready for summer and third grade. Thursday, was the last day of school for Bristow Public Schools students.

 

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