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Six families celebrated adopting a new member on Tuesday morning at Fletcher Park , with more than 60 people gathered around the park for the special occasion. 

This column is named Okie Gypsy because I think of a gypsy as a free spirit who lives life traveling and loves to dance. These are stereotypes. But recently I received an email about how it is actually a negative term, considered a racial slur against Roma or Romani people.

Official preparation for the 100th season of Stilwell High School Football gets underway on Monday, August 9. 

The Stilwell Lady Indians Fast Pitch Softball season opens up on Monday, August 9 with a District 4A-7 contest against the Wagoner Lady Bulldogs at Edna Mae Carson Park in Stilwell. The first pitch is set for 5 p.m.

Right after Jesus spoke of his death and Peter’s denial, he said, “Let not your heart be troubled; believe in God, believe also in me,” (John 14:1). The trouble was inevitable, it absolutely was coming their way. Yet, Christ’s words of comfort were meant to keep this emotional storm all on t…

A car commercial which aired during the Olympics said that you don’t have to be amazing to start, but you have to start to be amazing. Many people who succeed in life’s endeavors begin with special gifts and talents. Some have been blessed with potential and raw talent, and we expect them to…

Last week we covered the rich man and Lazarus and we saw how the rich man saw his ultimate fate after death and even felt it in Luke 16:19-31. This week I want to share a link to a man I have come to know and his right division of scriptures. Pastor David Reid. He has many You Tube videos wh…

Sometimes in the gardening world, certain terms are tossed around as if they’re interchangeable. The word pesticide includes products such as herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, bactericides, rodenticides, etc. It’s basically any labeled product designed to control a pest. 

The 4-year-old little girl had a startlingly vivid imagination. She loved to live in a make-believe world of her own, and expected everyone else who happened to be around to follow along.

Stilwell Mayor Jean Ann Wright recently attended a mayors' conference in Lawton, “Mayors Moving Mountains” sponsored by the Oklahoma Municipal League.  

I knew the heat and humidity were coming sooner or later, but it can leave now. This weather has me wishing for fall. My mother would be saying, “Now, Mary, do not be wishing your life away.”  As with all things, this too shall pass, so I thank God for the blessing of air conditioning.

I started my first business in high school. After college I co-founded Everyman Studios, an art, publishing and animation company in Colorado Springs. It was the first of several successful enterprises I launched before moving to Stilwell in 2017. 

Tahlequah  --  There are presently more than 15,000 abused and neglected children in DHS custody in Oklahoma.  More than 300 of these children were found in Adair and Cherokee County District Courts and Cherokee Nation Tribal Court in FY 2020 - 2021.   Child advocates from CASA of Cherokee C…

A car commercial which aired during the Olympics said that you don’t have to be amazing to start, but you have to start to be amazing. Many people who succeed in life’s endeavors begin with special gifts and talents. Some have been blessed with potential and raw talent, and we expect them to…

Sometimes in the gardening world, certain terms are tossed around as if they’re interchangeable. The word pesticide includes products such as herbicides, insecticides, fungicides, bactericides, rodenticides, etc. It’s basically any labeled product designed to control a pest. 

Last week we covered the rich man and Lazarus and we saw how the rich man saw his ultimate fate after death and even felt it in Luke 16:19-31. This week I want to share a link to a man I have come to know and his right division of scriptures. Pastor David Reid. He has many You Tube videos wh…

In August the Cherokee Nation bids farewell to five members of our legislative branch and welcomes new elected members. Some of the departing councilors reached their constitutional term limit, while others chose not to seek reelection in this year’s mid-term elections, which conclude after …

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Rachele Horney, new branch manager of the Stilwell Library, started her career with books as a school librarian in California for 15 years. When her daughter started college, she also went back to school, completing a MLIS in May 2015.

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TCP After Dark is a recent venture of Tahlequah Community Playhouse, Inc., with alternate venues and a variety of theatrical offerings for mature audiences. The next production will be a staged reading presentation of The Revolutionists by Lauren Gunderson, and directed by Peggy Kaney and Sa…

Indian Capital Technology Center (ICTC) Stilwell Campus Director Nick Carter has announced that classes will begin August 16 for all full-time day programs. The morning session runs from 8-11 a.m. and the afternoon session runs from 11:55 - 2:55 p.m. Bus transportation is provided to and fro…

When the girls were little, “going on a vacation” meant we were either headed to the Lake of the Ozarks or floating on a river nearby. Even though we can afford to go to more glamorous spots in the country, I’m happy we continue this family tradition.

Here it is the second half of July, and last night and early this morning we had four and a half inches of rain.  It is very much appreciated, and it is keeping our pastures knee deep in grass. However, I can not help but think of all the people in the western states that are running out of …

Removal of a tree from a fence was a topic of discussion during the Watts Town Council meeting Monday, July 12, as the person expected to repair the damage has refused to do so, said Water Superintendent Tim Shepherd.

Twenty state lawmakers sent a letter to the governor last week, asking him to stop hospitals from mandating health care workers be vaccinated for COVID-19. But is that a good idea?