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Stilwell is now home to one of the largest regional fireworks showrooms, at Movietown Fireworks. With the new air-conditioned facility, shoppers can enjoy browsing in a space with double the merchandise as before. And shopping carts have been added.

TAHLEQUAH, Okla. — Cherokee Nation hosts several events in the month of July, including a fireworks show, a ribbon skirt demonstration, and at-large meetings with Cherokee citizens in New Mexico and Colorado.

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What better way to make a bang for the arts than to sell fireworks as a fundraiser for the Fourth of July celebration?  That’s what band directors and students are doing right now to raise funds for the Stilwell Public Schools arts programs.

As you drive through your neighborhood, it’s likely you’ll see lawns in various stages of growth. Some homeowners like the closely mowed look that resembles a golf course putting green. While it does look nice and tidy, that look may not be the healthiest for the type of grass you have.

So Roe v. Wade was over-turned. Well, I am not an advocate of abortion either, but exactly what kinds of plans are we making as a state and as a nation to assure that those children, once born, are safe, adequately fed, educated, housed, have medical care, and are hopefully loved? All of tha…

 As a father of six amazing children, three of whom came into our lives through the blessing of adoption, I could not be more proud to represent and reside in the most pro-life state in the nation. I applaud Governor Stitt and all of those who fought for us to get here. While we celebrate th…

I could feel their piercing eyes while moving quickly to tend to their needs. Worried a sudden move would land one of them on my back, my palms were sweating when I dropped the bowl. By the time I stood back up, they were gone.

Today is already the last Sunday in June. I was always told that the older one gets the faster the time goes. When I was a kid, that seemed so impossible, because then it went so slowly. However, now that I am a senior citizen, it is so true.

 The Chouteau name is legendary.  Jean Pierre Chouteau established the first permanent settlement in Oklahoma. He attempted to open a trading post in 1796, but was unable to find Indian hunters to supply him with furs.  Undaunted, applying what might be called “Chouteau tenacity,” he returne…

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  WASHINGTON­-- FEMA announced today that federal disaster assistance has been made available to the state of Oklahoma to supplement state, tribal and local recovery efforts in the areas affected by a severe storm, tornadoes and flooding, May 2-8, 2022.The President’s action makes federal fu…

Results Wednesday morning show Democrat Joy Hofmeister will face Republican Governor Kevin Stitt in the November election, with 101,851 or 60.74% of votes statewide for Hofmeister in the June 29 primary election on Tuesday. And in Adair County she had 62.17 percent of the vote or 572.  Gov. …

I Corinthians 11:27 gives us an important warning. In reference to the Lord’s Supper it says, “Whoever eats the bread or drinks the cup of the Lord in an unworthy manner, shall be guilty of the body and the blood of the Lord.” 

Changes come to all of us. I remember the first of many in my life. I rode Stilwell’s bus number 5. Instead of riding all around the mountain several of us would get off at Kimble’s store we would get a snack and walk home. On one of those days that is when I noticed a new kind of Pepsi call…

Wasn't the Memorial Day Weekend just beautiful? From Friday to Monday the sun was shining and no rain, the temperature was so nice. Several Rock Springs residents went to Lake Tenkiller and even went swimming in the 75 degree water. They enjoyed just being at the lake and having a good hambu…

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Loss of flexibility and balance are two reasons senior citizens can find themselves lying on the floor, unable to get up, or sitting in a bathtub, unable to stand. When muscle tone is lost, so is mobility and remaining steady on the feet.

Jerry White, former Business Manager of Stilwell Schools and life-time resident of Adair County, will speak, Thursday, June 16, at 6 p.m., at the Kansas City Southern Railroad Depot, during the community meeting of Adair County Historical and Genealogical Association (ACH&GA). He will sh…

 The Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation has named nine students as 2022 OMRF Langston University Biomedical Research Scholars. The program aims to diversify biomedical research in the state and is a partnership between OMRF and LU, Oklahoma’s only historically Black college or university. …

OKLAHOMA CITY — Lawmakers will return as ordered later this month to take up inflation relief and possible tax reform, but they’ll be doing it on their terms, the most powerful Republican in the state House said.

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Stilwell based startup Ozarks Tech LLC announced today that the diversified technology company has begun operations in Northeast Oklahoma and Northwest Arkansas.  

A close friend of mine was sent to “reform school” as a young child. The conditions were abusive, and his “crimes” as a 9-year-old certainly did not warrant incarceration. As I understand it, it was child prison but with the potential for abuse and violence multiplied due to the vast differe…

The Canadian Garden Council has proclaimed 2022 as the Year of the Garden. In support of Canada’s celebration, it’s a great time to pay tribute to the All-America Selections (AAS) display garden at The Botanic Garden at Oklahoma State University.

Voters in Adair County are reminded to keep the integrity of the election system in mind, when going to the polls June 28.

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Originally from Vian, artist Richard York traveled with his dad, a pipeline welder, to 25 schools, with the family eventually settling in the Portland, Oregon area. There are a lot of Cherokees in the area, he said, in his talk to the Adair County Historical and Genealogical Association recently.

Harps Food Stores headquartered in Springdale, Arkansas, garnered the number three spot in the nation for supermarkets according to Newsweek’s 2022 America’s Best Retailers List, which was recently released.