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Council to Consider Many Items in First Meeting of July

Jul 05, 2020

The Dewey City Council may appoint a councilmember to fill the vacant position on the Dewey Economic Development Authority in their next meeting. Later in the meeting, the council may enter into an executive session. Once the Dewey City Council exits the session, they will consider and possib ... read more »

City Church Doing Online Services Only on Sunday

Jul 04, 2020

A volunteer at City Church has tested positive for COVID-19 and the church will be having online services only at 9:30 a.m. on Sunday. Vacation Bible School, which was scheduled for this week, has also been canceled. ... read more »

County Commissioners to Meet on Monday

Jul 04, 2020

A resolution regarding the Washington County Treasurer to reimburse Washington County’s Election Board personal services, part-time help, travel, or maintenance and operations General Fund Account may be approved by the County Commissioners when they meet. The is pursuant to Title 66 of the ... read more »

Cherokee Nation Applauds NFL Team for Name Review

Jul 03, 2020

Cherokee Nation Principal Chief Chuck Hoskin Jr. applauds the Washington Redskins organization for moving away from any and all depictions of Native Americans as mascots, in chants and any other form of team promotion. In a statement, Chief Hoskin Jr. said, “The use of ‘Redskins&r ... read more »

Preliminary Hearing Set for Six-Figure Embezzlement Case

Jul 03, 2020

A Bartlesville woman charged with two counts of embezzlement earlier this year appeared in court in Washington County recently. Leslie Blevins had a status date on June 26 in front of district judge Linda Thomas. Blevins will have a preliminary hearing set for August 11 where evidence and witness ... read more »

New BPS Foundation Board Members Announced

Jul 03, 2020

No matter what the 2020-2021 school year holds, the Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation will be there supporting their district; and they are thrilled to have six community members joining their team. Chris Batchelder, Nikki Benson, Gabi Farnham, Nicole McKinney, Matt Pregler, and Cindy Wr ... read more »

COVID Relief Funds to Help Small Businesses

Jul 03, 2020

Oklahoma Governor Kevin Stitt recently authorized the release of one-hundred million dollars of Federal Coronavirus Relief Funds to help small businesses across the state of Oklahoma. It is titled the Oklahoma Business Relief Program and is very similar to the Federal Paycheck Protection Program. ... read more »

Fireworks Not Permitted in Bartlesville City Limits

Jul 03, 2020

The Bartlesville Kiwanis Club will host its annual fireworks show at 9:45 p.m. on July 4th in Sooner Park. But fireworks for individual use are not permitted inside the Bartlesville city limits. City Manager Mike Bailey said you will be ticketed by the Bartlesville Police Department if they a ... read more »

Avoid Tragedy on the Fourth of July: Firework Safety

Jul 03, 2020

From barbeques and cooling off by the pool, to scenic firework shows, the Fourth of July often means a fun-filled day for families across the United States. However, patriotic fun can quickly take a devastating turn if proper safety precautions are not deployed. Although July 4 celebrations m ... read more »

Legislation to be Named After Fallen Police Officer

Jul 03, 2020

In support of law enforcement, legislation developed with the assistance of a fallen Tulsa police officer will be named after him next session. Sgt. Craig Johnson (pictured courtesy of News on 6), a 15-year veteran of the Tulsa Police Department, was shot early Monday morning after a traffic ... read more »

Wildlife Refuge Named 2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit

Jul 03, 2020

Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge has announced that they have been named a “2020 Top-Rated Nonprofit” by GreatNonprofits, the leading provider of user reviews of charities and nonprofits. This May, TCWR celebrated 28 years of rescuing animals from the Big Cat Trade. The organizati ... read more »

Adams Golf Course Gets 54 New Golf Carts

Jul 03, 2020

Adams Golf Course, located at 5801 S.E. Tuxedo Blvd., has 54 new golf carts. Summer hours at the course are 7:00 a.m. to dark. Clubhouse limitations are still in effect and drinking fountains and restrooms remained locked due to the Covid-19 pandemic. The course has resumed allowing admis ... read more »

Friday COVID-19 Update

Jul 03, 2020

According to the Oklahoma State Department of Health, the number of active COVID-19 cases is now in the single digits for both Washington and Nowata counties. There are currently eight active cases in Washington County and four in Nowata County. Meanwhile, Osage County is currently holding at 21 ... read more »

Commissioners to Talk about Upcoming Free Fair on Monday

Jul 03, 2020

The Board of Osage County Commissioners will meet at the fairgrounds in Pawhuska for a regularly scheduled meeting. Macy Strom with the Free Fair Board will be at Monday’s meeting talking with the commissioners about the best way to proceed with the county free fair. This discussion inc ... read more »

On The Rock Delays Opening

Jul 02, 2020

A local non-profit known to many in Bartlesville, On the Rock Ministries, has decided to delay their opening due to the COVID-19 pandemic.   The plan was to have The Rock open but due to the rise in cases over the last several days they have decided to wait. Co-Director of The Rock A ... read more »