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Thu
15
Feb

Low turnout

by J. D. Meisner

Judd Johns will be the new Ward Two Bristow City Councilman.

Johns defeated the only other candidate, Brandon Price, by just three votes, 19-16.

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Thu
15
Feb

Bristow Board honors music students

by Shirley Todd

At the Monday, Feb. 12 meeting of the Bristow Public Schools Board of Education, Superintendent Curtis Shelton, along with the board, recognized vocal students who made all-state this year. Selected for Children’s All- State was Mackinsey Darrough; Jr. High All-State, students were Kinlee Snell, Alalliyah Givens, Jade Robertson, Jaxie Sargent and Jessica Colbert; and high school All-State students were Shelby Baker, Emma Grant, Chapman Shields and Patrick Lupp. Shelton presented the students a certificate.

The board voted to accept the bids presented by Dan Hobson with DC Bass for work to be done at Hafer Field and the baseball and softball complex. Hobson said local companies won some of the bids to complete work at both fields.

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Thu
15
Feb

Zydeco

Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience perform Thursday for students from Bristow’s elementary schools at the Freeland Center for the Performing Arts.

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Thu
15
Feb

Toni Godwin strives to restore hope for those less fortunate

by Shirley Todd

Toni Godwin is a leader in the community, a role model for young women and an inspiration to many.

She has gone from being a teen mom, to college graduate, to single mom, to Director of Bristow Social Services.

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Thu
15
Feb

Milfay theft suspects arrested

by Shirley Todd

On Thursday, Feb. 8, at 3 a.m., Creek County Sheriff Deputies arrested two individuals for the Feb. 4, car burglaries that occurred in Milfay. Chief Deputy Fred Clark said one of the suspects was a minor and the other was Darian Suits, 23, Oklahoma City.

Suits was charged with 11 counts of burglary in the second degree; one count of concealing stolen property; possession of a firearm; unauthorized use of a vehicle; and three counts of malicious injury to property.

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Thu
15
Feb

Depew Public schools issues bond in latest improvement project

by Shirley Todd

The bonds for the Depew Public Schools planned improvements have been issued.

At the Monday, Feb. 12 meeting of the Depew Public Schools Board of Education, board members heard from Andy Davis from Stephen L. Smith Corporation, who is handling the bond money for the district. He said the $360,000 in building bonds was purchased by SpiritBank, Tulsa and First Bankers Banc Securities, St. Louis, Missouri.

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Thu
15
Feb

Pair arrested on drug and firearms charges

by Shirley Todd

Two Bristow men are in jail after deputies, attempting to serve an arrest warrant, discovered an assortment of drug paraphernalia and guns, one of which was reported stolen two years ago.

On Monday, Feb. 12, Creek County Deputies James Pruitt and Blaine Freeland served a warrant at a residence at 40131 West Highway 16, in Bristow.

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Tue
13
Feb

Step Down

Despite the endorsement of over 100 of the most powerful individuals in the state, as well as strong advocacy from Governor Mary Fallin, Step Up Oklahoma was dealt a potentially fatal blow Monday, when House Bill 1033 failed to receive the 76 votes it needed to pass the House.

Voting was closed an hour before midnight on Monday, Feb. 12, and the bill had received 63 yea votes and 35 nays, with two members not present to vote.

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Tue
13
Feb

Zydeco Experience returns to Bristow

The Freeland Center for the Performing Arts will host its second Mardi Gras Madness celebration, Saturday, Feb. 17, at 7 p.m. Terrance Simien and the Zydeco Experience will be in town, back by popular demand.

Tickets are $20, general admission and $50 for the show and after party.

Tickets are available through etix.com or by calling the Freeland Center box office at (918) 637-3540.

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Tue
13
Feb

Three Bristow High School senior music students

Three Bristow High School senior music students were recognized by their music directors and the Freeland Center Arts Council for their outstanding achievement and dedication to instrumental and vocal music. During the performance of Tulsa Youth Symphony Orchestra at the Freeland Center Sunday afternoon, Arts Council President Chip Cooper, right, presented the Joe Fusco Award, a plaque and a $500 scholarship, to instrumental music students David Ballard and Emma Grant

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