“Greetings from Bristow” mural finds home at Bristow Museum

The Bristow Historical Museum has a butterfly garden which attracts both butterflies and visitors each year. The garden is on the national Monarch Watch website for butterfly enthusiasts who like to follow the monarch migration each year. This year the museum added a large butterfly mural to the side of the Slyman building just northwest of the depot, near the garden. Visitors can step into the Monarch art and become part of the butterfly body. The museum has had lots of visitors already and loves seeing all the photos taken at the mural. For the shorter visitors, there is a monarch chrysalis where they can stand for their photo. Local artist Andi Levin painted this mural for the museum and it is appreciated so much. Bristow contractor Darren Odell and his children Kamryn and Christian helped hang the mural while T.H. Rogers Lumber Company donated the framing material. Edmond and Sherian Slyman allowed us to use their building. Our thanks to all of these Bristow friends who helped make this happen. The Historical Society loves helping Bristow and making the community better in every way. Swing by and enjoy the art and please send your photos to the museum's Facebook page. #bristowdepot

Local Rotarians help to clean up the community

Tidying up conveys a sense of pride in the community. Local Rotarians trimmed trees on the edge of town to help showcase the welcome sign to travelers, visitors, and residents. The Rotarians encourage everyone to volunteer for projects that build up thecommunity and promote benevolence.

Cooler weather, more fishing

Ft. Gibson: October 5. Elevation normal, water 75 with 1 ft. of visibility. Largemouth bass good on bill baits and plastic baits around brush structure, shallows, and shorelines. White bass fair on crankbaits, in-line spinnerbaits, and jigs around the main lake and points. Paddlefish fair snagging around river channel.

Bristow’s Day of Caring

The Bristow High Leadership class volunteered at Bristow Social Services as a part of United Way’s Day of Caring on Friday. They were able to clean up the gardens, stain the porch area, and package boxes of food for families. They also helped paint the fence and stain the gazebo at the city park on 10th Street. Everyone had an amazing day serving the community.

Hometown Recipes

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Sam’s Famous Carrot Cake


3 eggs

¾ cup buttermilk

¾ cup vegetable oil

1 ½ cups white sugar

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

2 teaspoons ground cinnamon

¼ teaspoon salt

Best Brownies


½ cup butter

1 cup white sugar 2 eggs

2 eggs

1 teaspoon vanilla extract

1/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

½ cup all-purpose flour

¼ teaspoon salt