All-terrain vehicles can be as dangerous as they are fun to ride.  Fortunately, the Oklahoma 4-H Youth Development program and Oklahoma Farm Bureau have launched a safety course to help children and families learn how to minimize risks associated with ATVs.

More books will be finding a home at the Stilwell Library. On Monday, Nov. 23, Stilwell Friend’s of the Library received a donation from the doctors to purchase books for library on , from left, Regina McLemore, secretary; Kathleen Connelly-Brown, Stilwell Library Branch manager; Dr Gita Pai…

STILLWATER, Okla. – The Ranchers Thursday Lunchtime series of teleconferences for the cattle industry will continue through the year-end holidays, Oklahoma State University Extension officials said.

Years ago, when we were a family of two young boys with their mom and dad, we traveled quite a bit. Either headed to a church where Andy was scheduled to speak, or leaving to come home. Rarely did we get all four doors closed or the motor started, before we heard a childish voice pipe up fro…

 Thanksgiving has a long history in the United States, but throughout the years the meaning of the day has remained the same: a day to give thanks for all the blessings in our lives. In the fall of 1620, a group of Pilgrims left England on the Mayflower in search of a new home where they cou…

I've fallen short on going to church and praying regularly, so during my conversations with the man upstairs, I try to focus on giving thanks while apologizing for seeming so ungrateful. I figure if I can't be disciplined enough to walk the walk, I really shouldn't be asking him for many fav…

With Thanksgiving Day 2020 upon us, many are planning to spend a lot of time in the kitchen over the next couple of days. If that is your plan, the Grand River Dam Authority wants to make sure you stay safe, so that your holiday can be enjoyable and memorable. With that in mind, this is an a…

A beautiful symbol of what a community can accomplish when it works together, Fletcher Park was dedicated on Friday, Nov. 20 under cloudy blue, if windy, skies. The park features a fountain shaped like an arrow head, playground, seating area with tables under sails for shade, bricks personal…

Ronnie Trentham was appointed during a joint Zoom meeting Tuesday, Nov. 1, to fill the Stilwell Utility Department Board and Stilwell Area Development Authority Board vacancy left by Ross Roye’s resignation.

As Thanksgiving and the holiday season nears, it stirs memories of family gatherings at my grandmother's home. My Nanny cooked the most beautiful and delicious golden-brown turkeys, and I loved waking up to the aromas of baking turkey and other foods in preparation, like bread. I remember th…

In recent articles the word transition has been used. Transition going from one condition to another. This could mean moving from state to state, or job to another job, or being young and getting older and ultimately the transition from earth to eternity. 

As 2020 hurtles toward the hope of a new year, bumping along winding roads rutted with difficulties and dilemmas resulting from the pandemic, almost everyone can still count a blessing or two.

Yesterday was a rough day. I got hit with wave after wave of missing Steve. Maybe it’s my upcoming birthday, maybe it's the upcoming holidays. I don’t know. I cried myself to sleep. I never know when it will come. But, I know from experience, I just have to accept it when it happens. Then, I…

Adair County Resource Center Food Pantry was open Thursday, Nov. 19, 2020 and gave food to 100 families. Turkey and dressing for Thanksgiving.  They will be open again Thursday, Dec.10, 2020 from 8:30 a.m to 12:00 p.m..  They will only be open two times in December, December 10 and 17. The f…

Ellen Workman captured almost every trick-or-treater in Westsville during Trunk-O-Ween. Her favorite’s may have been the dog, but she found Scooby Doo and Fred, several princesses including Jasmine and Aladdin, and super heroes.

While some gardeners already have stored the hedge trimmers and lawnmower, it’s a sure bet most of them are still using their chainsaws following the ice storm a few weeks ago. But once the limbs are trimmed and stacked on the curb, it will be time to put all of the power tools to rest for t…

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Since the COVID-19 pandemic first reached Cherokee Nation, our people have worked together to protect Cherokees. We have seen heroic actions and hard sacrifices by our health care workers, staff and volunteers who distributed food and economic assistance, and all those who gave up in-person …

 January 2020 gave no indication just how rough a ride it was going to get for everyone on this planet. We had fairly-run-of-the-mill problems and successes the first couple of months. Little did we innocents suspect what was just around the corner come March. But now it’s nine months later …

So I see that a lot of people are planning to leave Facebook and go to Parler or MeeWee (or is it WeeMee? Or possibily WeeWee). Apparently, they have decided they are being “censored” because they can’t post anything they want and because FB and Twitter are now fact checking a lot of their p…

As I write this, I realize November is exactly half over.  Golly, where does the time go?  I have always heard that the older one gets the faster time moves. I used to think that was crazy, but now I know better.  The thing to do though, is to enjoy each day, no matter how quickly it zips away.

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More than 400 people, including members of the Ministerial Alliance and out-of-town supporters, gathered at Maryetta School Monday, Nov. 16, at 5 p.m. to pray about a lawsuit they say stands against their Christian values.

Just as the phone began to ring, panic set in. My mind raced as I tried to remember who I was calling. Thankfully I recognized the voice on the other end, and it came back to me.

While working in my front yard the other day, I noticed the mailman zip past our house without stopping. Not too unusual and my only thought was, “evidently had no mail today.” But just a few minutes later here he came again, from the other direction. Our neighborhood consists of a couple of…

Did you know that "learning to draw" water up from "the spiritual well" is hard?  The reason for it being hard to do, is because our senses and thoughts, are so much in the habit of flitting about from one worldly distraction to another.  We must learn to set aside what we see and hear, in o…