Parents across the state are still clamoring for answers after unsolicited flyers for an online charter school showed up in mailboxes across the state, and the state Education Department is taking legal action.
On Tuesday, the State Board of Equalization met to certify how much money would be available to appropriate for the fiscal year 2021 budget. While the initial certification made in December showed a slight increase of funds, continued lowerthan-projected oil and gas prices and reduced revenue estimates from income, sales and use taxes mean the lawmakers will actually have $85.5 million less to spend in FY ’21 compared to the current FY ’20 budget.
In Sept. 2019, Beth Anne Roberts, owner of Barnyard Rescue, Bristow, was accused and arrested on alleged charges of Larceny of a Dog. The complaint filed stated that Roberts allegedly and knowingly failed to return property to its rightful owner. Roberts has owned the rescue for sometime and provides shelter for abandoned animals; helping dogs reunite with their owners or finding homes for unwanted animals, strays and puppies dumped at the side of the road.
Approximately 9,400 miles away from Bristow raging wildfires were devestating Australia. Almost 12.35 million acres had burned, ruining homes, ecosystems and wildlife. One expert estimated that over one billion animals had lost their lives in the massive wildfires. One local teacher decided it was her obligation to help.
A Coca Cola delivery truck crashed into a wrought iron and brick fence approximately three miles west of Bristow on Hwy 16, on Thursday morning. The truck veared to the right when the driver over corrected and ran into the fence and trees.