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Bartlesville Regional United Way Working to Get Women Involved

May 27, 2015

The Bartlesville Regional United Way is working to mobilize women to create social change in the community. The Women's Leadership Council was created about six months ago. Chair Leonelle Hill said they have a great advisory board with new programs and initiatives, with a focus on education. ... read more »

Funding Approved for Bartlesville Convention and Visitor's Bureau

May 27, 2015

The Bartlesville Convention and Visitor's Bureau's main purpose is to bring visitors to town and promote their events. Funding is needed to do this and Executive Director Maria Gus said some of the funding comes from the Bartlesville Development Authority. The BDA authorized $310-thou ... read more »

In Place Hazard Mitigation Plan Necessary for FEMA Assistance

May 27, 2015

Severe weather during the month of May has caused a state of emergency in all 77 counties in the state of Oklahoma. Three counties in the Oklahoma City area, Cleveland, Grady and Oklahoma, have received approval from FEMA for disaster assistance. The Oklahoma State Standard Hazard Mitigation Plan ... read more »

Bartlesville Development Authority to Discuss Budget Allocations

May 26, 2015

The fiscal year budget, allocations and contract renewals are on the agenda for the Bartlesville Development Authority monthly meeting, taking place Wednesday morning. Visitor's Inc will make a presentation of the 2015 performance and budget request for fiscal year 2016 with an operations app ... read more »

Witherow Drug Charges Filed

May 26, 2015

Drug charges were filed in Washington County District Court against a Bartlesville man who was arrested last week on a search warrant.  64-year old Bruce Esley Witherow is charged with trafficking in methamphetamine and possession of paraphernalia.  Bartlesville police, agents from ... read more »

Commissioners Table Sales Tax Plan

May 26, 2015

The Nowata County Commissioners Tuesday morning tabled the sales tax plan for fiscal year 2016.  County Clerk Amber Wishall told the commissioners that the final numbers will be available at next week's meeting.  The commissioners also tabled awarding a bid for a 2010 or newer 10-wh ... read more »

4-H Presents Summer Schedule and New AG Educator

May 26, 2015

It was business as usual at the Tuesday meeting of the Osage County Board of County Commissioners, the meeting was rescheduled for Tuesday this week for the observation of Memorial Day.   This week the Commissioners met to award several bids, sign contracts and hear from the OSU Ext ... read more »

Antique Tractor Power Association Show on Saturday

May 26, 2015

A Trail Drive of antique tractors will make their way up Highway 75 on Thursday, from the Dewey Fairgrounds at 10 A.M. Caney Valley Antique Power Association President Don Clifford said that's when the fun begins. The 22nd Annual Tractor, Flea Market, Tractor Pull & Engine Show Pionee ... read more »

Washington County Commissioners Approve Juvenile Detention Agreements

May 26, 2015

Annual agreements relating to juvenile detention between the Washington County Board of Commissioners and several different county and one state agency were approved and signed during a Tuesday morning meeting. Muskogee Youths Services, the Tulsa County Juvenile Bureau/Detention Home and the Crai ... read more »

Hundreds Gather to Remember Claremore Firefighter

May 26, 2015

Heavy rainfall and rising rivers called for many rescue attempts around the area over the weekend, with a least one fatality.  Claremore Fire Captain Jason Farley lost his life as he was helping with the rescue of several families.  Farley apparently lost his footing and was swept down ... read more »

Commissioner To Meet Tuesday Morning

May 25, 2015

Several items are on tap for Tuesday's Nowata County Commissioners meeting.  According to the agenda, the commissioners will take action to award a 2010 or newer 10-wheeler dump truck bid.  The bid was tabled for the past couple of weeks, requested by Commissioner Curtis Barnes.&nbs ... read more »

Bartlesville Sunfest Takes Place this Coming Weekend

May 25, 2015

An event that's billed as “Oklahoma's Biggest Outdoor Picnic” gets started this coming weekend. The Bartlesville Sunfest is entering it's 33rd year and will feature many musical genres, arts and crafts and the Car Show. Publicity Chair Pam Patteson said that the Youth Tale ... read more »

There's Meaning Behind Military Traditions

May 25, 2015

Memorial Day is a day of remembrance and tradition. During the 115th ceremony at White Rose Cemetery in Bartlesville, the American Legion Honor Guard for Post 105 gave meaning to the tradition of the 21 gun salute, the playing of taps and the folding of the American Flag. Post Adjutant Bill Teel ... read more »

Military Veterans Honored at White Rose Cemetery

May 25, 2015

A ceremony that has been taking place for 115 years in Bartlesville took place again Monday morning to honor our military veterans. A local Girl Scout group led the Pledge of Allegiance and the singing of the Star Spangled Banner. The American Legion Honor Guard was on hand for a 21-gun salute an ... read more »

Washington County Commissioners to Act on Detention Agreements

May 25, 2015

The Washington County Board of Commissioners will act on two proposed detention service agreements Tuesday morning.  The agenda calls for action on a proposed agreement with Osage County Juvenile Detention Center for the current fiscal year and an agreement with the Muskogee Youth Services, ... read more »