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Thu
22
Jun

Wetting a line

Denten Degar, Trenton Simmers and Devon Simmers angle for bass along the shores of Lake Massena in Bristow Wednesday. The boys had not yet reeled anything in, but local reports say fishing at the lake is currently fair for catfish and bass, and bluegill fishing is good using worms.

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Thu
22
Jun

Predator next door

by Shirley Todd

Oklahoma law states that a registered sex offender cannot live within a certain distance of a school or daycare center. It does not state that a registered sex offender cannot live next door to his or her victim.

This is exactly what is happening to Danyelle Dyer, of Bristow, and she and her parents want this to change.

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Thu
22
Jun

Depew center fighting for life

by Shirley Todd

Depew seniors are in fear of losing their senior center.

Chris Iverson, supporter of the center, said, due to poor bookkeeping in the past, the center lost a lot of money. He said he and Senior Center Board President Kippy Pinson have reorganized and have been able to keep the center open until now.

“The center is on a reimbursement program with the state. It gets reimbursed for purchases,” said Iverson. “The center had to prove where the funds went in order to be reimbursed.”

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Thu
22
Jun

Fireworks still illegal in city limits

by Shirley Todd

Throughout rural areas of Creek County, firework stands have begun opening for business.

According to Bristow Police Chief Wayne Williams, selling and shooting of fireworks within Bristow city limits is against city ordinance.

“If caught, there is a $130 fine,” he said.

According to Oklahoma state law; “It is illegal to offer fireworks for retail sale to residents of the state before June 15 or after July 6, and before Dec. 15 or after Jan. 2.

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Thu
22
Jun

Local contractor wins sidewalk contract

by Kayleigh Thesenvitz

If you’ve ever tripped on a protruding chunk of concrete while walking through town, you know many Bristow sidewalks are in desperate need of renovation. The city council took action June 5, approving Bristow-founded Circle B Underground for the job.

Steve McGuire, the city’s public works director, said he expects the project to start within the next two to three weeks. In the current stage, it will redevelop the sidewalks on sixth street from Main Street west, stopping just before the post office and along the southern face of the Roland Building.

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Thu
22
Jun

BBQ event to headline Patriotism in the Park

by Kayleigh Thesenvitz

Patriotism in the Park’s annual barbeque contest, hosted by the Kansas City Barbeque Society, is set to be a finger-licking good time.

As of Thursday, June 22, 12 contestants were signed up and registration is open until just before the event starts, July, 1.

Tonya Schwartz, executive director of the Bristow Chamber of Commerce, said she expects to have 20 signed up by Friday, June 23.

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Thu
22
Jun

Creek County Justice Center Records

The following individuals were listed on the Creek County Sheriff's Office Justice Center intake and release log between June 12 and June 18, 2017. Subjects named below are considered innocent until proven guilty.

June 18, Jeremy Lee Aylor, 31, Stroud, possession of CDS – methamphetamine, possession of CDS marijuana, possession of drug paraphernalia, knowingly concealing stolen property, defective vehicle, maintaining place for keeping and selling drugs, speeding, $22,750, held.

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Thu
22
Jun

Cameron Sparger attending Civil Air Patrol Flight Academy

Civil Air Patrol Cadet Ssgt Cameron Sparger, age 16, from Bristow, is learning to fly airplanes this week.

The Southwest Region Powered Flight Academy is taking place this week at Shawnee Regional Airport in Shawnee.

Students attending are 16-19 years old and members of the Civil Air Patrol (CAP). The cadets complete a rigorous, competitive selection process at the national level. Only 22 students are attending the academy this week in Shawnee. Students are attending from all over the United States including Alaska, Alabama, Texas, Oklahoma, Arkansas, New Mexico, Arizona, Mississippi and Louisiana.

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Tue
20
Jun

Council okays beer sales

By Kayleigh Thesenvitz

Management of the Leon Pinson Sports Complex and selling beer at this year’s Patriotism in the Park Festival were the two most contentious items in the Monday,

June 19, Bristow City Council meeting. Issuing the lease agreement for the sports complex, which was tabled during the June 5 meeting pending the meeting of a specially formed committee remains unresolved.

 

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Tue
20
Jun

Bristow man arrested for drug posession

By Shirley Todd

A Bristow man and his female companion were booked into the Creek County Justice Center Monday, on drug charges. Tyler Michael Hamm, 23, Bristow, is facing charges of destroying evidence, possession of methamphetamine and possession of a firearm and Jessica Conway, 35, Tulsa, faces charges of possession of cocaine and possession of drug paraphernalia after the couple's vehicle was pulled over near Sapulpa.

At approximately 4 a.m., Monday, June 19, Creek County Deputy Dallas Owens spotted a silver, 2000 Ford Mustang traveling southbound on SH 97, with an expired tag.

 

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