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Eyeglass Program to be for All Cherokee Citizens

Aug 11, 2020

A voucher program has been created by the Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation Health Services to help more Cherokee citizens purchase new eyeglasses regardless of their age, income or health diagnosis. The Eyeglass Program is designed to help Cherokees who have been examined by a Cherokee Nat ... read more »

Accident Occurs on U.S. Highway 75

Aug 11, 2020

A vehicle accident occurred just before 4:00 a.m. on Tuesday two miles south of Bartlesville on U.S. Highway 75 southbound. One vehicle – a 2006 Kia Optima – was involved in the accident. The Oklahoma Highway Patrol says the Optima was traveling southbound on U.S. 75 when it went ... read more »

Freedom to Worship Tour Deemed a Success

Aug 10, 2020

The Freedom to Worship Tour was held on Sunday night at the new Tower Center at Unity Square in downtown Bartlesville. Featured in the event was national Christian Rock recording artist Seventh Day Slumber, and the Aaron Michael's Band from Muskogee. Event Organizer Trey Stumpff said he c ... read more »

700 Power Outages in Bartlesville Area

Aug 10, 2020

Approximately 700 citizens are without power in the Bartlesville area after straight line winds moved through the area at speeds of up to 60 miles per hour on Monday afternoon. A listener reported that 84 outages were being felt at Oak Park in Bartlesville. Power could remain out in the Bartl ... read more »

Rep. Roberts, Sen. Daniel Attend Signing Ceremony

Aug 10, 2020

State Representative Sean Roberts of Hominy, and Sen. Julie Daniels of Bartlesville, attended the ceremonial bill signing for House Bill 2587 and House Bill 2588 on Monday. HB2587 is the Nondiscrimination in Health Care Coverage Act, and HB2588 allows Oklahoma courts to grant guardians the po ... read more »

Commissioners Hoping for More Osage County Testing

Aug 10, 2020

District one commissioner Randall Jones held a meeting with the Osage County Health Department a week ago expressing his frustration on why the county doesn’t yet have the ability to conduct more effective testing for his residents. Jones says that is something he wants to see in Osage Coun ... read more »

Nowata Commissioners Approve Several Items

Aug 10, 2020

The Nowata County Commissioners met Monday morning and approved several items. The sheriff’s office hired Hannah Miller as a jailer and dispatcher. The sheriff’s office also received an anonymous donation of a wheelchair to be used in the Nowata County Jail. Also, Jerome Gnatek of ... read more »

Inmate Charged with Threatening Jail Staff

Aug 10, 2020

A Pawhuska man in the Washington County Jail picked up more charges for allegedly threatening members of the jail staff last week. Christopher Varao was charged with a misdemeanor count of making threats. According to an affidavit, Varao used an issued tablet to file a grievance form while at ... read more »

CARES Funding Discussed by Commissioners

Aug 10, 2020

Governor Kevin Stitt announced last Thursday that the State will be allocating approximately $250 million in CARES Act Coronavirus Relief Funds to Oklahoma cities and counties based on their population. This change allows for city and county governments to access CRF dollars more quickly and with ... read more »

Company Update to be Given During Forum

Aug 10, 2020

The Bartlesville Regional Chamber of Commerce invites you to attend their virtual forum with Greg Garland, the Chairman and CEO of Phillips 66. Garland will be giving an update on the petroleum company on Tuesday, Aug. 18th, from 10:30 to 11:30 a.m. Registration costs $15. You can find a link ... read more »

Burnett Preliminary Hearing Set for Tuesday

Aug 10, 2020

A preliminary hearing is set for Tuesday afternoon at the Washington County Courthouse for Kendall Burnett, a man facing counts of child neglect. Burnett was previously charged with several counts pertaining to sexual abuse of a minor, but charges were dismissed and re-filed at a July court appea ... read more »

Bridge Agreements Approved for District Three

Aug 10, 2020

A bridge project agreement for the Wolfe Creek project at North 4020 Road was approved by the Washington County Commissioners on Monday morning. The agreement regarded the acquisition of easements on the Blissit Tract and the Trust Tract for the Wolf Creek project. A quit claim deed was also ... read more »

Infectious Disease Response Protocol Approved

Aug 10, 2020

After months of work, a resolution for a Washington County Infectious Disease Response Protocol and IDRP guidelines were approved by the Washington County Commissioners on Monday morning. District One Commissioner Mitch Antle said the move was preemptive on the part of Washington County, sayi ... read more »

Monday COVID-19 Update

Aug 10, 2020

The Oklahoma State Department of Health is reporting 397 new COVID cases on Monday. Two new deaths are being listed but none of them are local. The OSDH last reported 594 people are in the hospital due to the coronavirus. Washington County is up to 70 active cases currently. Osage County is ... read more »

Pawhuska Board to Discuss Back-to-school Plan

Aug 08, 2020

The Pawhuska School Board will meet for a regularly scheduled meeting at the administration building on Monday evening and the back-to-school plan will be discussed. Dr. Cameron Rumsey will be at Monday’s meeting giving a COVID-19 update and talking about the re-opening of schools. The ... read more »