The number of flu deaths have risen since Sept. 1. Acccording to the Oklahoma Department of Health there has now been 30 flu related deaths in the state, with 1,443 flu related hospitalizations. The highest rate has occured in people over 50 years of age. The influenza virus is a
Justin Hamlin, of Kellyville, had quite the Valentine's Day, Feb. 13. He landed a giant paddlefish while fishing Keystone Lake with Reel Good Time Guide Service. Hamlin snagged the largest paddlefish ever caught in Oklahoma, but it won't go down in the record books. The largest on record was 132.5 pounds, Hamlin's catch was 157 pounds. Hamlin was unable to keep his paddlefish, only take a few pictures and weigh it. To keep the population of paddlefish thriving, Oklahoma has strict regulations on paddlefish and the state law says that anglers can not keep paddlefish on Mondays or Fridays. Because of these regulations, Hamlin was unable to take the fish to a weigh-in location and couldn't put it on a stringer to hold it for the Oklahoma Wildlife fisheries or game warden to come and officially weigh and certify it, therefore, he admired his catch, then released it. To Hamlin this was the catch of a life time.
Board of Education meets the second Monday of each
Oklahoma could implement traditional Medicaid expansion far earlier than expected.
The Bristow Garden Club meets the second Thursday of each monh at 1:30 p.m. at the Bristow Library.