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Innovative Teacher: Nicki Story

News On 6 is teaming up with Every Kid Counts Oklahoma to recognize innovative teachers from across Oklahoma. This week we are recognizing Nicki Story a 4th Grade Teacher at Henryetta Elementary. She brings in several of her farm animals to her class for her students to interact with. If you'd like to nominate an innovative teacher visit and we recognize a different teacher every Tuesday here at 4.
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Faculty Focus: James Duff

James Duff, OSU Institute of Technology alumni and Electrical Construction instructor, never thought his passion for learning would lead to the front of the classroom. “Attending college as an older student, I naturally fell into a mentor role and would pour into my classmates, give advice, and try to build them up before interviews. I found it rewarding to be there for others as a mentor. As an instructor, I enjoy seeing that light bulb moment when they grasp the concepts I am presenting.”

Creek County implements a 14-day burn ban, effective today

Creek County Emergency Management Director Covey Murray came before the Board of Country Commissioners Monday morning to request a 14-day burn ban. “We pretty much match all the things needed to put on a burn ban,” he said. “We got ahold of all the fire chiefs Friday, and the drought conditions we have with no rain in the forecast, I think it would be a good idea to get one for 14 days.”

Bristow Police Department To Host Internet Safety Talk For Parents

The Bristow Police Department is hosting an internet safety talk for parents on Tuesday night. The event will take place at the Bristow Courthouse starting at 7 p.m. Officers recommend that parents do not bring their children as the discussion will be graphic as they talk about internet safety and sexual predators.

Staffing shortages, violence plague Oklahoma prisons

With one of the highest incarceration rates in the country, Oklahoma has struggled for decades to properly staff its prisons. A private prison in rural east-central Oklahoma where a correctional officer was fatally stabbed by an inmate this summer is no exception. Documents obtained by The Associated Press show Davis...

Creek County Fair wraps up, next stop Tulsa State Fair

The Creek County Fair wrapped up on Sunday evening after a three day event at the Creek County Fairgrounds, making its way to the Tulsa State Fair which will run for 11 days beginning Sept. 29 through Oct. 29. The Tulsa State Fair is the largest family event that the city has. Annually held on the fourth Thursday after Labor Day, this historical event is based upon heritage, family values and quality entertainment for all ages. It was first organized in 1903 as the “Tulsa County Free Fair” and developed into the Tulsa State Fair. With the goal of providing an educational and entertaining experience to the community, it has over 100 years of history and continues to stand out as one of the premier fairs in the country. The fair usually attracts over one million visitors.

Bristow High Pirate Pride Band

The Bristow Pirate Pride's 2022 marching show title is 'Happy Trails'; song selections include 'Happy Trails' by Roy Rogers, 'Happy' by Pharrell Williams, and 'Happy Together' by The Turtles. The 2022 Drum Major is Kevin Roach. The Pirate Pride will be competing in three marching contests this year. The Stallion...

Bristow High Speech and Drama

This is my second year teaching, and I have been very lucky to find a place like Bristow to begin my career. We began last year by working on the competitive one act “Amelia, Once More.”We placed first at the regional level and 4th at the state level. We moved into our regular competition season in November where we saw much success as a team,and ended the season with 32 regional qualifications and a second place Sweeps award.We went onto State in April and had seven of our team members place in the top 8 in their respective events. Gary Daughtry brought became state champion in all three of his events, and Bristow earned a 4th place overall sweeps title at state. Gary also earned a place at the National tournament along with fellow competitor Kendal Hurley-Smith. In June, they competed in Lousiville Kentucky at the National level. Gary made it into the top 30 in Poetry. Bristow also put on a successful rendition of “Matilda the Musical” in March and we had a wildly talented cast and crew. Actors Hunter Remington and Aaliyah Givings were nominated for the Discovery Awards for their roles in Matilda. Hunter made it into the top 3 for male performers.

Wetumka Celebrates 72nd Annual Sucker Day This Weekend

The town of Wetumka is celebrating their 72nd annual Sucker Day this weekend. The festival celebrates the city business owners that were "suckered" into buying fake circus tickets in the 1950s. The event kicked off Saturday morning with food trucks, a parade and a rodeo.
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‘Reservation Dogs’ Gets Renewed For 3rd Season

"Reservation Dogs" has been renewed for a third season on Hulu. The series is about a group of Native American teenagers and is shot in Okmulgee and Tulsa. It's the first TV show to be filmed entirely in Oklahoma. The final episode of season two comes out on Wednesday, and...

HHS board attends Enid conference

Henryetta Historical Society board members Marcus Whitworth, Sr. and Mike Doak attended the Oklahoma Museum Association Conference held Sept. 14-16 ... PLEASE LOG IN FOR PREMIUM CONTENT. Our website requires visitors to log in to view the best local news. Not yet a subscriber? Subscribe today!

SWCS aiming for 3rd straight, hosts Bulldogs

Aiming for three in a row. Southwest Covenant will be looking to wrap up the non-district season with a third straight win Friday when Davenport comes to town for a 7 p.m. kickoff at Taylor Park. The Patriots, 3-1, will be facing a 1-2 Bulldog team that is coming off...

“Thank You for Your Service” program gives back to veterans

The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Veterans Affairs Service Office started a companion dog program, “Thank You for Your Service.” The program is to help place dogs specifically bred to be therapy dogs with veterans. The companion dogs are golden doodles, miniature Aussies, and toy Aussies. However, the dogs are not already trained because they need to be trained specifically for the veteran’s need(s).
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Burn bans issued across eastern Oklahoma

TULSA, Okla. — Multiple burn bans have been issued or extended across eastern Oklahoma. Tulsa County announced that their burn ban has been extended until noon on Monday, Sept. 26. Okmulgee County announced that a burn ban has been issued for 14 days from Sept 19, which is Monday...