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Fire hydrant flushing continues

Fire hydrant testing and flushing continues at the two final locations:

Location No. 11: Caney River east to U.S. Highway 75, from Price Road south to the Walmart Distribution Center, to include Colonial Estates and the Southport Addition.

Location No. 12: State Highway 123 west on State Highway 60 to Hazelette Lane, to include the Bartlesville Airport, Osage Meadows and Circle Mountain.

Crews will be flushing daily from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. until area is complete.

Discoloration of water may occur during this process. Please use caution when laundering clothes.

Announcements

There are no announcements at this time.

Utility issues/outages

There are no utility outages reported at this time.

Road closings

ODOT bridge project on US 75 underway

Lane closures are underway on U.S. Highway 75 between Adams Road and Eastland Shopping Center due to the Oklahoma Department of Transportation’s Turkey Creek Bridge rehabilitation project.

The project began in February and is expected to take approximately 180 days to complete.

Around Town

National Men’s Health Week: Men Urged to Make Their Health a Priority

Submitted by Washington County Health Department

The Washington County Health Department is joining the Oklahoma State Department of Health (OSDH), the U.S. Department of Health and Human Services and the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention (CDC) in celebrating National Men’s Health Week, June 12-18. A goal of this week-long observance is to encourage men to take steps toward improving their physical and mental health.

Men are urged to schedule an annual check-up, be active, eat healthy, and pay attention to their mental health. Good mental health is important to help cope with stress and avoid unhealthy behaviors like substance abuse. A healthy diet and regular physical activity promote good mental health.

According to the Oklahoma Health Improvement Plan, mental health and substance abuse issues are among the most pressing concerns facing our state today. The latest health rankings place Oklahoma as 49th in the nation for mental illness among adults.

“Mental health is a vital part of a man’s overall health. When men take charge of their health, individuals, families, and communities benefit,” said Regional Director, Larry Bergner. “Improving the health of Oklahoma men is an important part of shaping our state’s future.”

In observance of Men’s Health Week, the Washington County Health Department encourages the community to wear blue on Friday, June 16th. Also, the Washington County Health Department offers men’s wellness checks every Wednesday and Thursday to men without vasectomies. Call the Washington County Health Department at 918-335-3005 for appointments and/or more information.

OSDH has created a men’s and women’s health tool box which features reliable, useful online resources located at http://go.usa.gov/x5peB. For additional resources on men’s health, visit http://www.menshealthmonth.org/. For information about men’s reproductive health and supporting healthy birth outcomes see Prescription for a Healthy Future at https://www.ok.gov/health2/documents/Prescription.pdf.

Features

Bartlesville Fire Department marks 112 years of service

According to records from the Bartlesville Area History Museum, the Bartlesville volunteer fire department, organized by the Bartlesville Commercial Club, made its first fire run on Jan. 31, 1905, to the Piazza Hotel, located at Third Street and Keeler Avenue.

Despite its 12 volunteer members, including “experienced” firemen Chief F.N. Buck and Capt. Eli Spayd, things didn’t go well as hoped on that first run, records show.

Fire Department launches Honor Guard, marks 112 years of service

Long-time councilor retires seat, vows to keep working for Bartlesville

Ted Lockin may be giving up his seat on the Bartlesville City Council when his term ends next month, but the long-time councilor and former mayor says he won’t stop working for Bartlesville.

Long-time councilor retires seat, vows to keep working for Bartlesville

‘On the Job’ with Kim Inman

At first glance, White Rose Cemetery looks like any other cemetery: a mausoleum, rows of graves, flowers, flags and headstones marking the lives of those buried here. But talk to Cemetery Relations Coordinator Kim Inman for just a minute and you’ll see there is more to the City of Bartlesville-owned cemetery than meets the eye. Everything here, from the flowers on the graves to the symbols on the stones, helps tell the stories of the past — a past that Inman is dedicated to preserving.

Story available at On the Job with Kim Inman

‘On the Job’ with Mike Wickham: Success story

Mike Wickham’s career with the City of Bartlesville is often referred to as a “success story.” From his early days as an abatement officer — the person responsible for mowing too-tall grass and weeds, picking up junk, trash and rubbish and hauling it off — to his current role as senior Neighborhood Services officer, Wickham has worked about every aspect of “codes enforcement.”

Story available at On the Job with Mike Wickham

‘On the Job’ with SRO Korie Plummer: Relationships matter

School Resource Officer Korie Plummer seems born to do the job she has chosen. With just the right mix of “mom” and “cop,” she is as at home in her role as informal counselor and mentor to students as she is peace keeper at the Bartlesville High School campus.

Story available at COB Korie Plumber SRO press release

Studies & Reports

2009 Park and Recreation Master Development Plan

This citizen-driven development plan looks at long-range goals for the City of Bartlesville’s parks and recreation system.

General Obligation Bond Report 2017

This report contains information about the City’s bonding capacity, it’s G.O. bond history and general information.

Capital Needs Report

This report summarizes the City’s capital needs, current and into the foreseeable future.

Water Quality Report 2016

This annual report gives the most recent status of the City’s potable water system.

2016 Bartlesville Fire Department Report

This annual report contains the most recent information on incidents responded to by the Bartlesville Fire Department.