So it’s October and I had one of my, “unexplained” occurrences today. I’ve had the Piney Cemetery gate latch when I was in the cemetery by myself, and, yes, I have seen things I can’t explain. I don’t label them, “ghosts” because they are not, “standard” ghosts, but they are inexplicable. 

Who doesn’t love garlic? The pungent flavor is a great addition to many flavorful dishes. It also adds visual interest in the garden. Garlic is sensitive to day length and matures during the longest days of the summer. Fall planting gives it a jumpstart on the growing season and it will be o…

Stilwell Kiwanis will be giving away coloring books to children ages 3-8 years old at Trunk-or-Treat, with English and Spanish versions. Kiwanis, as many civic organizations, were forced to downsize the annual book giveaway due to the lack of funds raised this year. Members are excited to be…

Every day or so I write in my journal what I call a word from the Lord for the day. It might be a scripture portion, a phrase from a song, or a word of encouragement from someone.

            Voters wanting to know more about the eight judges on the statewide judicial retention ballot can find background information for all the judges on one website, www.courtfacts.org. Created by the Oklahoma Bar Association, the website offers biographies and photos of the judges, p…

OKLAHOMA CITY – State Rep. Jim Grego, R-Wilburton, today hosted an interim study before the House Judiciary Committee to examine current statute regarding private property and the retrieval of livestock or hunting dogs.“Under current law, if your hunting dog or bull goes onto your neighbor’s…

Agriculture is vital to any economy, and Cherokee Nation’s is no exception. Likewise, agribusinesses, or economic activity in the agriculture arena, are essential in meeting the basic healthy food needs for Cherokee people. Food security is always an issue for our citizenry and it has only b…

OKLAHOMA CITY, Oct. 22, 2020 — The human gut is home to microorganisms that outnumber our cells by a factor of 10 to 1. Now, discoveries by scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation have redefined how the so-called gut microbiome operates and how our bodies coexist with some of …

OKLAHOMA CITY (Oct. 22, 2020) – State Superintendent of Public Instruction Joy Hofmeister today announced the 12 finalists for Oklahoma’s next Teacher of the Year. “These tremendous 12 finalists reflect the best of Oklahoma’s classroom teachers,” said Hofmeister. “Not only do these teachers …

OKLAHOMA CITY — Standing at “a major crossroads,” tribes and legislative leaders must decide if Oklahoma can continue to function as one state and share paying for roads, bridges and schools or create parallel societies, the Commission on Cooperative Sovereignty announced Thursday.

 But as for me, I came so close to the edge of the cliff, my feet were slipping. I was envious of the prosperity of the proud and wicked.  Yes, all through life their road is smooth. They grow and sparkle like a jeweled necklace, they aren't always in trouble, plagued with problems, and thei…

   In this article we start in chapter 12 of 2 Corinthians and use the word “transition.” Paul, who became our apostle after being saved by the Lord in Acts 9, indicates in chapter 12 of 2 Corinthians, he had been given visions and revelations of the Lord. He was caught up to the third heave…

   This weekend I made a big batch of chili. All the kids came and we spent Sunday afternoon laughing, eating and talking. My oldest son, BillyWayne, finished cutting up a wood pile from one of my shade trees that I had lost. He started a fire and all the kiddos piled around it. 

   As I sit at the desk in the bedroom we call the, “computer room,” I am anxiously hoping God sends us the rain that is supposed to come. We need a soaking rain and then a hard freeze. That will help our trees to be their most spectacular. Our ponds need a good run-off rain too.

The Lady Indians cross country team came away with second place honors last Thursday at Carl Albert State College in Poteau.  The Lady Indians were led by Emily Cruz who placed third in the 2 mile run with a time of 12:49.  Also medaling for the Lady Indians was Madison Glave (13th, 14:57) a…

    Old Faithful in Yellowstone National Park was named for its predictable eruptions. On the average it erupts every 90 minutes to an average height of 145 feet. A bit of trivia mentions the geyser sometimes was used as a laundry. Garments placed in the crater during inactivity were ejected…

STILLWATER, Okla. – Producers of pecans, grapes, fruit, vegetables, cut flowers and Christmas trees should register now to participate in an Oklahoma State University Coronavirus Food Assistance Program for Specialty Crops webinar on Oct. 22. 

Dr. Dan Eschew teaches one adult Bible Sunday class. Before Covid closed the church for four months, I was teaching a verse-by-verse study of the Gospel of Matthew. The class had been studying Matthew for more than a year and left off in Chapter 18.  

State Rep. Derrel Fincher, R-Bartlesville, is hosting an interim study next week focused on labor trafficking within domestic violence relationships and its impact on Oklahoma families. The study will be held before the House Judiciary Committee beginning at 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 20, in Room …

 STILLWATER, Okla. – The fall season is a great time to decorate the landscape with pumpkins and mums or to take a leisurely drive to check out the changing colors of the leaves on the trees. It also is a good opportunity to plant new trees and shrubs.

 From a car show and cruise night, to a bubble blowing contest, Westville’s Fall festival is Saturday, Oct. 17 at the Town Park, with COVID friendly activities throughout the day. Although the event is outdoors at sponsors encourage attendees to wear a mask, as well as lawn chair to relax an…