More than 300 children were found in Adair and Cherokee County District Courts and Cherokee Tribal Court in 2020. Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) of Cherokee Country recruits, screens, trains, and supervises volunteers to serve as independent voices for victims of child abuse and/or…

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Stilwell Elementary Principal Mark Lea was recently named State Principal of the Year, an honor he says has humbled him.

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The 1971 Class officers included Dale Haraway, president, other officers were Stan Turner, Joyce Morton Starr,  David Malcolm, and Sallie Davis. The Class of 71 started with around 150 students in 1968 and 115 graduated. Valedictorian was Margaret Couch Scrapper, and Co-Salutatorians were Su…

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Free Trash Off Day was held on April 17 at the Cherokee Nation Landfill near Stilwell. This event is a much anticipated event that is organized by Adair County Litter-Free and Green and Cherokee Nation Landfill. David Miller, landfill supervisor, reported that they had 65 vehicles run throug…

  CASA (Court Appointed Special Advocates) of Cherokee Country recruits, screens, and trains volunteers to provide one-on-one advocacy for children who come to the court system as innocent victims of abuse and/or neglect. More than 300 such children were found in Adair and Cherokee County Di…

Adair County Litter-Free & Green and Cherokee Nation Landfill are co-sponsoring the annual Trash Off Day this Saturday, April 17th, from 7am to 11am.  

How does one move forward after suffering a loss? This time of year we reflect on the cross and Jesus’ death for our sins. I think of his loved ones at the foot of the cross suffering such loss. For three days all hope was lost.

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Since the onset of the COVID-19 pandemic, children and families have been isolated and under more financial and emotional stress, which historically can fuel a rise in cases of child abuse and neglect. During National Child Abuse Prevention Month, CASA of Cherokee Country reminds everyone to…

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Elections are April 6 for Cave Springs and Belfonte School board seats, and City of Stilwell Council seats. There is also a sales tax increase for the City of Stilwell for voters to decide if they will support progress for the city or not. 

March 18, 2020, was the day COVID-19 forever changed the Cherokee Nation and Oklahoma. It was the day we lost the first Oklahoman – a Cherokee Nation citizen, Merle Dry – to this deadly pandemic. To mark this anniversary, Cherokee Nation recently hosted a National Day of Remembrance. This on…

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday April 6 for the Belfonte and Cave Springs Board of Education General Election and the Town of Westville Statutory Municipal General Election, Adair County Election Board Secretary Jan Wilhite said today.

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday April 6 for the Belfonte and Cave Springs Board of Education General Election and the Town of Westville Statutory Municipal General Election, Adair County Election Board Secretary Jan Wilhite said today.

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There are many reasons Adair County girls may dream of one day becoming the Strawberry Festival queen: a mom or sister once held the title, pretty dresses, being a mentor for younger girls.

The Adair County Republicans will hold a meeting on Monday, March 22, at 6:30 at The Depot. They have invited the candidates running for the state GOP Chairmanship to attend and present their vision for the Oklahoma Republican Party. 

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Every 12 minutes, there is one death by suicide in the United States. Suicide is the second-leading cause of death of individuals between ages 10 to 34 and the 10th =0leading cause of death in the country for all ages.

The Adair County Conservation District has announced limited funds are available for Cost-Share assistance. The conservation practices available for cost-share assistance include the following:Brush Management, Herbaceous Weed Control (Chemical Application), Firebreak, Prescribed Burning, Li…

Indian Capital Technology Center is now accepting applications for the CDL Truck Driving class.  ICTC has partnered with Heavy Metal Training Institute (HMTI) to provide the training.  Interested persons must be 18 years of age or older and possess a valid driver's license and will be restri…

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Yellowjackets headed to state. Front row from left, Cale Jacob, Ryan Delarosa, Kaiden Littlejohn, Kegan Bradford, Ayan Sanchez, John Turtle, Damion Bird, Adian Auffet, Brock Hammer.

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It was only three weeks ago that the Westville Yellowjackets (13-9) entered the Class 3A playoffs with a record of seven wins and eight losses. Fast forward three weeks later and the Yellowjackets have won six out of their last seven games, including five consecutive elimination games, two o…

Friday, March 12, is the last day to apply for voter registration to be eligible to vote in the April 6 Belfonte Public School and Cave Springs Public School Board of Education and the Town of Westville Municipality Election, Adair  County Election Board Secretary Jan Wilhite said.

So the temperature is in the single digits but I don’t think we are going to get a foot of snow, which is all right with me.  On the other hand, I’d rather have 25 degrees with snow than zero without it.  I get cold about October and stay that way until mid-May, at which point I get too hot,…

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On May 17, 2021 the United States Postal Service will be releasing the Heritage Breeds stamps.  Among the stamps will be a picture of a donkey named Oklahoma Sharpy that came from Bill, Gina and Becca Garrett’s farm, Garrett Mammoth Jackstock, in Stilwell, Oklahoma. Sharpy was sold to some f…

Oklahoma Farm Bureau has announced the organization’s priority issues for the 2021 state legislative session as set forth by its grassroots farm and ranch members.

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On May 17, 2021 the United States Postal Service will be releasing the Heritage Breeds stamps.  Among the stamps will be a picture of a donkey named Oklahoma Sharpy that came from Bill, Gina and Becca Garrett’s farm, Garrett Mammoth Jackstock, in Stilwell, Oklahoma.