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Once there was a very large family with a mother, father, grandfather, grandmother, and eight children. Ruby was the mother, and she loved her family. She especially loved fixing new recipes to cook for them. One day things became really difficult for the family. It was a time called the Great Depression. Daddy walked to work and delivered milk to people and then walked home. He was given a bottle of milk for the work he did.

July 4 firework display celebration scheduled

July 4 firework display celebration scheduled

The coronavirus has put a halt, and even cancelled, a lot of events. On behalf of the City of Bristow and the Bristow Police Department, a Fourth of July Celebration will take place this year. Although the Patriotism in Park is getting a name change. Going forward, the celebration will be called the Sam Varner Memorial Fireworks Celebration in honor of the late Sam Varner.

Thinking Out Loud

Grieving in the thesaurus is defined as brokenhearted, mournful, anguished, sorrowful, or inconsolable. All of these words defined me when both my mother and wife died in less than three years apart. I did not know how I could deal with the grief I was feeling. I was afraid.

Bristow resident loses life in vehicle crash

Enrique Lopez, age 44, from Bristow, lost his life, Friday, May 22, in a two car collision. Lopez was traveling westbound on the Turner Turnpike, three miles east of Stroud. Due to heavy rain and wet road conditions, the 2010 Chevy Camaro, driven by Lopez, hydroplaned, departing the roadway to the right, coming to rest facing southbound in the westbound ditch. A 2015 Honda CRV, driven by 29 year old Allison Ikley Freeman, was also traveling westbound on the turnpike, the Honda also departed the roadway striking the Camaro. According to the highway patrol report, Lopez was not injured until being struck by the Honda. Freeman was pinned in the Honda for approximately 40 minutes and was extracted by the Stroud Fire Department with the Hurst tool. Freeman was transported by Creek County EMS to OU Medical Center, in Oklahoma City, treated and released. Lopez was pronounced at the scene and transported to the Oklahoma Medical Examiners Office, in Oklahoma City, by the medical examiner. According to the report, Lopez was wearing his seatbelt but Freeman was not and the airbags in both vehicles were deployed at the time of the accident.

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Bristow News Record

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112 West Sixth St.
Bristow, OK 74010
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