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News and happenings from around the Bristow, Oklahoma area.

Bristow Celebrates the Life of Brian Burden

As we write this today, the friends and family of Brian Burden are together at Freeland Center mourning the loss, and perhaps more importantly, celebrating the life of our neighbor, friend, and hero to many of our school kids. We will miss Principal Burden and thank you for your service to our community and your fine example for our kids. And we send along our thoughts and prayers for his family and dear friends.

 
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BHS Drama Presents “The 25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee”

Don’t miss the final chance of the school year to see “The Crew” in action! Bristow High School Drama presents the hilarious musical, “25th Annual Putnam County Spelling Bee” at the Freeland Center for the Performing Arts starting on January 9th.

 
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Bristow Charging to the Rescue – The Ables Home Project

The last few days have been like a whirlwind for the Ables family as they struggle to complete needed improvements to their almost remodeled home at 6th & Pecan in Bristow.

 
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A Bristow Neighbor In Need!

HELP, HELP, HELP! (PLEASE!) Eight kids, a wonderful foster family, an evil contractor, and an anxious bank ready to pull the plug on their dream home. This is the Ables' family 'unfinished' story. It is up to their new neighbors (you and me) to determine how this story will end in a few days. Kathryn Bernhard Gerry,  a dear friend and neighbor to Kelli Ables, tells the tale...

 
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Freeland Center Presents: Ricky Nelson Remembered

“RICKY NELSON REMEMBERED” is a unique multi media entertainment event featuring the live music of Ricky Nelson’s hit songs (including “Hello Mary Lou”, “Travelin’ Man”, “Garden Party”) performed by Ricky’s own twin sons Matthew & Gunnar

 
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It’s BOO Time in Bristow

Pumpkins in the Park, the 5K Zombie Run, and Trunk or Treats are right around the corner in Bristow. Color us orange. The Bristow Area Chamber of Commerce has geared up and is dressing up for the 4th Annual Pumpkins in the Park this Saturday, October 20th, with activities beginning at 4:00pm.

 
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More Good News for Route 66 – The Mother Road?

Bristow may be home to only a few of the 2,400 plus miles of Route 66,  but its role in the heritage of our town has been a big one. Now new legislation passed by the U.S. House of Representatives may just spark a major renewal of The Mother Road - in our case Main Street Bristow. Here's the story from the website TheConversation.com

 
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Out of Town Guests? What To Do, What To Do?

Many of us in and around Bristow have the occasion to host out of town friends or family, and sometimes 'housing' them all can be a challenge. Family reunions, graduation celebrations or whatever, having some fun alternatives to a sterile (let's hope) motel room can be a real plus in making their stay more enjoyable. And believe it or not, Bristow actually has several great options to consider.

 
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Bristow Tabouleh Fest 2018 – It’s Time!

The Bristow Tabouleh Fest is an annual event held in Bristow, OK. The Tabouleh Fest has been held for 15 years, and it has become a staple of Bristow's yearly calendar. The event is used to celebrate the rich Lebanese history that helped build Bristow into the town it is today. Additionally, we highlight local vendors from around Oklahoma, give our local students a chance to compete in competitions, and allow outsiders to experience what a great town Bristow is. It is a great day of excitement, and we hope you join us!

 
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Bristow Pumpkins in the Park and Zombie Run Saturday!

The Bristow Chamber of Commerce is ready to celebrate Halloween this Saturday with their wildly popular and fun Pumpkins in the Park event. The big event kicks off at 2:30 with the Costume Contest (2:30 - 4:00). Next up at 4:00 is the Pie Eating Contest, Trunk or Treating, and the Zombie Feeding. Lots of vendors will be on hand with all sorts of special tricks and treats for the palate. The 5K Zombie Run begins at 6:00pm, and Awards for the runners will be announced at 7:30pm. (if you haven't already signed up, you can do so at SpiritBank or Community, or on the day of the race).

 
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