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Lankford Shares Priorities in COVID-19 Relief

Aug 05, 2020

U.S. Senator for Oklahoma James Lankford spoke on the Senate floor advocating for both sides of the aisle to remain focused on targeted health-related relief in any further COVID-19 response. On the floor, Sen. Lankford said, "For the next bill that's coming, we need to focus in on v ... read more »

Bartlesville Teacher Receives Presidential Award

Aug 05, 2020

Bartlesville high school teacher, Mrs. Cheryl Fentress, received the Presidential award for excellence in mathematics and science teaching. Oklahoma Representative Kevin Hern released the following statement after being notified the Mrs. Fentress (pictured below) had won the honor: &ldquo ... read more »

COVID-19 Cases Rise in Cherokee Nation

Aug 05, 2020

In just the past 30 days, the number of positive COVID-19 cases in the Cherokee Nation rose from 219 to 684. Much of the increase is attributed to gatherings where social-distancing measures and proper mask usage have not been observed, according to contact tracing efforts by the tribe’s Pu ... read more »

Return to Learn, Bond Issues Covered in Event

Aug 05, 2020

The Bartlesville Public Schools Foundation held its State of the Schools event virtually on Wednesday afternoon. Superintendent Chuck McCauley addressed the public, giving an update on the state of Bartlesville Public Schools. He summarized the District’s pandemic response planning proc ... read more »

Salvation Army Looking to Help with School Supplies

Aug 05, 2020

The Salvation Army reminds you that local kiddos will be going back to school soon and many families are in need of school supplies. You can donate supplies at the Bartlesville Walmart on Friday, Aug. 7th through Sunday, Aug. 9th.The Salvation Army said the supplies will be used in Osage, Now ... read more »

U.S. Census Bureau Wrapping Up Counting in September

Aug 05, 2020

The United States Census Bureau will be ending its counting of the Census on September 30th, a month earlier than than they had originally stated. This now gives households less than two months to complete the survey.   Response rates continue to increase, but a number of local resid ... read more »

BPD Warns of High Influx in Vehicle Burglaries

Aug 05, 2020

The Bartlesville Police Department would like to make citizens aware that the city has been experiencing a higher influx in vehicle burglaries. Sergeant Daniel Elkins said a majority of cases have involved unlocked vehicles that contained firearms. He said the BPD's number one advice to c ... read more »

St. John Catholic School Ready for the New School Year

Aug 05, 2020

St. John Catholic School in Bartlesville is ready for the new school year.   Appearing Wednesday on COMMUNITY CONNECTION, Father John O'Neill and Principal Cristen Miller touted the many advantages of placing your student in St. John School which include a Christ-Focused Educatio ... read more »

Wednesday 8/5 COVID-19 Update

Aug 05, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 1,101 new COVID-19 cases and 17 new related deaths in the latest update. The total number of deaths went up to 583, the state health department said on Wednesday. The total number of current hospitalizations is 645, an increase of 141 from ... read more »

Council Leases Property to Lay's Custom Welding

Aug 05, 2020

The Dewey City Council agreed to lease property located at 530 S. Osage Avenue this week. The Council gave approval for staff to solicit and accept applications to lease the city-owned property in mid-July. City Manager Kevin Trease talked about the need to get someone in the facility. He sai ... read more »

Prayer Vigil for BPD to be Held on Friday

Aug 05, 2020

A prayer vigil for the Bartlesville Police Department will be held this week and you are invited to pray for our police officers. The event will be held on Friday at 8:00 p.m. in front of the Bartlesville Police Department located at 615 S. Johnstone Avenue. Masks are recommended, but not req ... read more »

OKM Music's Reformatted Festival Update

Aug 05, 2020

Appearing on COMMUNITY CONNECTION Wednesday, Rachel Foote with OKM Music remided us  that due to restrictions on indoor seating and the need for physical distancing, OKM will not be hosting any indoor concerts or its paid outdoor concerts that would potentially be moved indoors due to inclem ... read more »

Election Board Announces Precinct Change

Aug 05, 2020

The polling place for Precinct 15 has been changed according to Yvonne House, Secretary of the Washington County Election Board. Voters in Precinct 15 formerly voted at Spruce Avenue Baptist Church. Beginning with the Runoff Primary scheduled August 25th, the polling place for Precinct 15 wil ... read more »

Oversized Load Overturns Along Highway 75

Aug 04, 2020

A crane truck tipped over causing a traffic hazard on Highway 75 near West 4000 Road on Highway 75 on Tuesday morning. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol first reported at approximately 9:30 a.m. that the inside southbound lane of Hwy 75 would be closed south of Ramona in Washington County due to a ... read more »

Hern introduces Equal Opportunity First Amendment Act

Aug 05, 2020

Representative Kevin Hern (OK-01) introduced the Equal Opportunity First Amendment Act to the House last week. The bill addresses disparity between decisions made to ban certain First Amendment-protected activities under State of Emergency but not others. “Most states have seen wildly v ... read more »