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The Blessing Closet in Westville continues to make a difference and is gaining volunteers. Donations have been so generous they’re already running out of space. And a fun, special event is planned for next Saturday.

 Last week, President Biden's top defense advisors: Defense Secretary Lloyd Austin, Chairman of the Joint Chiefs of Staff General Mark Milley, and Commander of U.S. Central Command General Kenneth McKenzie, testified before Congress on the events leading up to the disastrous withdrawal from …

Apparently there was a football game over the weekend. OU and Texas. It was somewhere in Texas, and I gather OU won. I gather that because that’s all I’ve seen on social media this weekend. 


The community is cordially invited to the Kansas City Southern Depot in Stilwell, Thursday, Oct. 21, at 6 p.m., for a time of remembrance, instruction, and celebration. 

Apparently those of us who frequent Facebook are now considered old geysers. The new social media platform is Instagram or Snapchat. I can't keep up with all of it, but I'm sure that's their plan.

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Larry Wood, Adair County commissioner for District 3, was elected chairman of the Eastern Oklahoma Development District for the seven-county area during the annual meeting in Muskogee.

It’s a familiar family story, one member is known as a crafty near-do-well, another reflects honor and dedication. The contrast in this instance is a father and son, General James Wilkinson and Lieutenant James Biddle Wilkinson. General Wilkinson was born in 1857 and, at nineteen enlisted in…

The Westville Yellowjackets (6-1, 2-1) will travel to Mcintosh County Thursday night for their annual fall break game to take on the Checotah Wildcats (0-6, 0-2) in a key District 3A-3 contest. The Yellowjackets are coming off a 56-14 loss at the hands of the second ranked Lincoln Christian …

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Members attending last Wednesday’s monthly meeting of the Stilwell Chamber of Commerce, on Oct. 6, learned about a group helping to improve the quality of life for citizens of Adair County.

A report of child abuse is made every 10 seconds in the United States.More than 700,000 children are found to be abused or neglected in the U.S. each year. More than 1,500 of those children die each year due to abuse and neglect.  

Life is a challenge. “Humph! you didn’t have to tell me that,” you say. We are “fearfully and wonderfully made” (Psalm 139:14), possess an eternal soul and a conscience that connects to the law of our righteous, eternal God. We are temporal, sinful and doomed for eternal death unless we part…

Apparently those of us who frequent Facebook are now considered old geysers. The new social media platform is Instagram or Snapchat. I can't keep up with all of it, but I'm sure that's their plan.

Two Adair County students recently were honored by the Oklahoma State University Ferguson College of Agriculture with academic scholarships for the 2021-2022 academic year.  

Columbus Day has officially been changed to Indigenous Peoples' Day in Stilwell, along with many other cities. And it is now a federal holiday, since 2021, when the first national Indigenous Peoples' Day was celebrated in the U.S.

I want to look at scriptures which Paul our Apostle writes to us the members of the body of Christ and are found in Romans through Philemon. He uses present tense speech to reveal to us we already are in possession of these things we are just waiting for either the rapture or when our work i…

Christianity often calls us to act in ways contrary to the usual course of human behavior. At the heart of our relationship to God is the principle of submission, and most people don’t care to submit to anyone.


Round up recently happened at Oklahoma State University campus in Stillwater and boy was it a blast. Even though it was shorter this year due to not knowing whether or not we would be able to go, due to COVID, but that didn’t stop us from having a good time. 

 The past nine months of Biden’s presidency have brought about a wave of crises unlike anything I have seen during my time in Washington. While Congress is back to vote on the Democrats’ combined $5.5 trillion tax and spend spree, the crisis at our southern border is worsening by the day. It…

Few are alive who remember the dust bowl days in Oklahoma, but between the drought and the depression, it was a miserable time to live here - well anywhere. It seems some of the lessons learned then have been forgotten.

Ever got a case of the guilts for taking a few minutes to do absolutely nothing that contributes to your finances, your job, or your family – simply doing what you want because you like it? The guilts is a pretty common reaction in our American culture that believes in the axiom, “Waste not,…

This summer presented a critical time for Oklahoma youth as we aimed to make up for the educational and emotional impacts the past year of remote learning, financial hardships, social upheaval, and food insecurity had on kids’ development. 

Remember the great toilet paper shortage of 2020? Gardeners who plan to plant bulbs this fall may notice a bulb shortage. Demand for not only bulbs, but plants and other gardening supplies has skyrocketed since the start of the pandemic and isn’t showing any signs of slowing down.

Every time I see a Silver Alert, I cringe.  As a person who, in the days before cell phones and social media, used to occasionally get in the car and go for a drive or take a long ambling solitary walk for some “alone time,” I’ve been traumatized by Silver Alerts. Not that I really think my …

William Eckstein was appointed to the Eastern Oklahoma Library System Board of Trustees at the regular meeting of the Adair County Commissioners on Monday, Oct. 4 at 8:30 a.m. at the Adair County Courthouse.