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Dennis Prager said, “God is not your butler in heaven, he is your Father in heaven.” A butler serves others; he is not served himself. He is usually a poor man in a rich man’s house. A butler is often looked down upon, taken for granted, and if he doesn’t perform, he is quickly fired. 

Two audio books I’ve recently listened to about female spies during World Wars l and ll shed light on the heroism and horrors experienced. I would have never read these books, but the beautiful storytelling makes the hard parts mostly bearable. The stories made me reconsider something I’ve p…

Voters in Adair County are reminded to keep the integrity of the election system in mind when going to the polls next week. 

If you notice little gnats flying around your house plants, there’s a good chance those plants are being overwatered. Fungus gnats are insects commonly associated with overwatered houseplants. They can become a nuisance when they are present in large numbers and fly around inside a home. Whi…

Rural water districts will receive between $50,000 and $100,000 for needed repairs and upgrades, with ARPA funds from the Adair County Commissioners approved during the regular Monday morning meeting on Jan. 24 at 8:30 a.m.

The Oklahoma State Department of Education (OSDE) Office of Child Nutrition Services is seeking sponsoring organizations for the 2022 Summer Food Service Program (SFSP). Eligible sponsors include public or governmental agencies, private, nonprofit residential summer camps and private, non-pr…

I did not make any New Year’s resolutions this year, because by this time, I have given up on them anyway. However, I am trying to talk to God more and be more thankful for all the blessings he has bestowed upon me. Those are not resolutions I plan to give up on.  As Barbara Johnson says in …

In the 1980s, I worked in South Texas. I recall one woman telling me that she was a fifth-generation Texan; others implied that no matter how hard I worked or how long I stayed, that longtime families had rights a newcomer would never possess.

So I understand that there is a new website where we can order up to four free COVID test kits per person. It will take more than a week to get them delivered, but we can keep them in our homes. That way, if someone in the household learns that he/she has been exposed or has symptoms, the pe…

All right, we will continue our study from last week. Paul mentioned flesh and blood cannot inherit the Kingdom of God, 1 Corinthians 15:50. We know from past articles of study Paul in Acts 9 was stopped and saved on the road to Damascus by Jesus himself and was progressively given the revel…

A common New Testament word for “sin” literally means “missing the mark.” It is the image of an archer who aims for the bull’s-eye, but fails to put the arrow right in the middle of the target. We often fail in our pursuit of righteousness, and we fall short of God’s standard. Yet we can lea…

Article 52 - One of the more frequent questions that I receive is how do I locate my own research area. Although there are quite a few different schools of thought on this subject, I will offer my own perspective, as it has been fairly successful for me.

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The Adair County Conservation District Board of Directors would like to welcome newest member Andrew Inman. 

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Aubrey Phillips, of Westville, is one of 33 contenders vying for a position on the 10-person 2022-2023 state officer team of the Oklahoma CareerTech Family, Career and Community Leaders of America student organization. 

New activity in an established bald eagle nest, located in an area below the Pensacola Dam main spillway, has prompted the Grand River Dam Authority to temporarily close access to the area, as it has also done in previous years.

I love all seasons, winter included. I love the crisp air, lack of spiders, ticks and mosquitoes. When hiking in the woods during winter, there is a sense of aloneness that settles over my soul. The woods seem a bit more solitary. 

Andy is a typical early riser. Meaning he is usually up, dressed and sitting at the desk in his office by around seven every morning, which causes him to see the sun began to filter cautiously through the blinds and get stronger as morning passes. One such morning, he glanced at the window a…

Some people are drawn to the outdoors, blazing trails for the rest of the world to follow in their footsteps. And while the comfort of home has never been so plush, the earth’s scenic landscape is attracting more and more nature buffs to get outside and experience the countryside around them.

he Town of Westville is currently accepting applications for an Emergency Management director. Council members voted at the January 13 meeting to accept applications until February 28.   

nce again Mother nature kept us from having church.  So, once again, I watched Dr. Charles Stanley on TV.  This morning he based his sermon on Nehemiah, a cupbearer for the king who accomplished two amazing feats in Jerusalem.  

OKLAHOMA CITY — Concerns are mounting over legislation that would require the Oklahoma Health Department to create a government database with identifying information for all women seeking abortions.

Cherokee Nation citizens will soon have better access to world-class health care. I recently signed legislation that will invest $440 million into major health care capital improvements. This commitment will ensure our people get the kind of quality health care they deserve for many years ahead.

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Art is as primal as breathing. Before man could talk, he sang to the stars. It’s how people express emotions and ideas, and it's a great healer. The beauty and hope that bring joy and peace. And now, it will be a tool to bring people all over Adair County together and show the world what inc…

If you notice little gnats flying around your house plants, there’s a good chance those plants are being overwatered. Fungus gnats are insects commonly associated with overwatered houseplants. They can become a nuisance when they are present in large numbers and fly around inside a home. Whi…