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Indian Capital Technology Center-Stilwell Campus Director Nick Carter recently announced that Allison Hicks and Maria Torres have been recognized as the Stilwell campus December Students of the Month. Allison and Maria are students in the Practical Nursing program.

Recently, I joined students, teachers and school leaders at Booker T. Washington High School in Tulsa to raise the Cherokee Nation flag over the campus for the first time. Going forward, it will fly every day next to the Oklahoma and American flags. It joins flags of the Osage Nation and Mus…

 There are many traditions in my family that mark the beginning of the Christmas season. Picking out our tree, listening to Christmas music, and decorating our home are among the ones we enjoy together as we prepare to celebrate the holiday. Unfortunately, President Biden and his Democrat pa…

Most equipment needs to have the fittings tightened up from time to time. The stresses and strains of normal use have a way of loosening nuts and bolts, and without attention they can become so loose they cause failures. The loosening effect doesn’t usually happen all at once, but bit by bit…

I want to look at two words in Luke 24:37-43. In verse 37, the apostles were terrified and affrighted. Humans are used to human things like dogs, cats, beautiful days, time with family and so on. Depending on our personality makeup we may be very good at hiding our personal fears or dreads. …

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Elzie B. Hickerson noticed a story about beautiful Stilwell and felt inspired to share a few of his photos of Beautiful Stilwell. These photos were taken just south of town off Highway 59, on Oct. 7.

An old man wakened to the grandfather clock in the hall chiming the hour. But when he heard 11-12-13-14 chimes, he quickly rolled over to shake his sleeping wife. Her mumbled response was, “What?” He frantically yelled, “Good grief, woman, get up! We gotta get busy, ‘cause it’s definitely la…

Now that most of the leaves have already changed colors and fallen from the trees, the Oklahoma landscape will look rather gray and bleak until spring. Fortunately, if gardeners get started right away, they can force amaryllis bulbs to bloom in just a few weeks to add some bright color throu…

I’ve chosen to laugh at the silly things I’m doing now which I would have never done years ago.  Looking for something while forgetting what I’ve lost or calling one of the grandkids my dogs’ name. So it begins, the onset of not having a clue what’s going on, and I’m going to embrace it with…

For Thanksgiving, my children, their significant others, grand baby and my Uncle Roy and Aunt Betty came over. It was wonderful to have us all together, healthy, happy and plenty of fellowship.

Article 46 - With the arrival of deer season, I spent a couple days at deer camp and quite a few questions arose about what does Bigfoot during deer season.  Does Bigfoot watch while we are in the woods? Do they even stay out and about in the woods during deer season?  And of course, I spent…

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Westville Flowers and Gifts is dressed up for Christmas in sparkles of red and green. The store is filled with the fragrance of fresh flowers and many gift options, from super-soft stuffed animals to a variety of home decor pieces.

Starting in 2022, Westville School Board meetings will be on the second Monday of the month rather than the fourth Monday. The change was made at the November meeting. Members present were Clay Slayton, Josh Barton, and Nathan Smith, and Assistant Superintendent Ryan Swank filled in for Supe…

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Jingle bells are ringing and store doors jangle, as Christmas shopping begins in earnest, now that it’s December. And shopping local to support friends and neighbors is important for Adair County communities.

Now that Thanksgiving is over, we are officially in the Christmas season.  I do not have my house decorated yet, but hope I am by the time the next column needs to be written.  I have done a little shopping but have much more to do. The main thing, though, is to keep focused on that little b…

The number of times Washington Democrats have thrown around the word “trillion” in recent history has numbed the American people to the real effects this level of spending has on our future and our children’s future.

An old man wakened to the grandfather clock in the hall chiming the hour. But when he heard 11-12-13-14 chimes, he quickly rolled over to shake his sleeping wife. Her mumbled response was, “What?” He frantically yelled, “Good grief, woman, get up! We gotta get busy, ‘cause it’s definitely la…

Thanksgiving for me meant fun family times – dancing and laughing – and delicious food, mostly cooked by others. I will not be remembered for “grandma’s awesome cooking,” although I have a few dishes people love.

We see in 2 Timothy 1:9-10 the fact of how Jesus has already abolished death by way of his death burial and resurrection. Has is past tense as we know, but we need to see like a puzzle and fit all the pieces in. People are still physically dying presently, saved and unsaved. Hmmm interesting…

Adair County 4-H would like to announce our 4-H Share the Fun Contest winners! Contest was held recently at Westville School. It had been two since we had this contest in person. We are so proud of the youth who participated, we have some talented youth!! Congratulations to all!

“No Shave November” is a month-long campaign to raise awareness and promote conversation about cancer. Part of the idea is that since many chemotherapy patients lose their hair, others embrace their facial hair. It’s a wonderful way to help us think about an important cause.

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The 2021 Trunk-O-Ween, Kiwanis Read-to-Succeed book program was a huge success. Kiwanis gave away 250 Kiwanis coloring books and almost 500 reading books to Adair County children and Youth. Kiwanis gives away news books to local children at Easter and Trunk-O-Ween each year. Kiwanian Teresa …

Interviewing for a job or career position might bring different experiences for the applicants, but an employer will have some of the same expectations for both: show up early, or at least on time; come dressed to impress, or at least in appropriate work apparel; and bring a resume without errors.

In 1864 the Civil War in the east was not going well for the Confederacy.  During March, President Lincoln, frustrated by the lack of his army’s progress, promoted Ulysses S. Grant to command all forces, because as Lincoln stated, “he fights!”  This was bad news since southern officers knew …

First of all,  I want to wish everyone a Happy Thanksgiving.  I hope everyone had plenty of turkey and all the trimmings, but most of all I hope families were able to gather and enjoy one another.  We are so fortunate to live where we can celebrate together and give thanks to God for all the…

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The Adair County Litterfree & Green took to the District 2 County Barn for their monthly donations of paper and plastics. Co-chair Cathy Unger and other volunteers worked through the cool, crisp morning, sorting through bags and boxes dropped off by recyclers.