Mayor Jean Ann Wright approached the County Commissioners at the Monday morning meeting about the City of Stilwell taking over maintenance of Adair Park and making improvements there.

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Talking Leaves Job Corps representatives presented a program at the regular monthly meeting of the Stilwell Area Chamber of Commerce on Wednesday, April 7, at noon at The Depot.

It shouldn’t hurt to be a child or an adult, but the social isolation and frustration created by the pandemic have intensified and increased the number of domestic violence cases and child abuse reports.

The official results of the Cave Springs and Belfonte School Board elections, and two seats for the Westville Town Council trustees, held on Tuesday, April 4, were available Friday from the County Election Board, said Election Board Secretary Jan Wilhite.

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.  

 All night long, a steady, cool, caressing breeze flowed into my bedroom window.

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Chief of Police Chad Smith enjoys getting to meet people on a daily basis – especially children – and helping people with the problems they face.

In Mark 9, Jesus took Peter, James, and John to a mountain, “and he was transfigured before them,” Mark 9:3. The wording implies, that by the power of God, Jesus was changed in form and appearance.

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Maryetta School has named their Top 10 students for 2020-2021 school year, Hayley Dillard, Brycee Thomas, Kaveri Hill, Heather Brooks, Caislyn Crozier, Haven Ketcher, Casey Hagar, Harlie Smith, Avery Knight, and Andraya Ford.

We need more local news, we can keep up with politics on tv. I grew up in this town and all the good things about it have diminished over the years. We have no skating rink, no movie theater, no bar and the cops pretty much rule this town. My family and friends were not fortunate enough to b…

Adair County Resource Center Food Pantry will be open on Thursday, April 15, from 8:30 am. to 11 a.m.. They were open last week April 8, 2021 and gave food to 39 families.

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During the early days of my delving into Bigfoot research on the scale I am in it today, I would go ghost hunting with my family. One of those trips took us to a cemetery that was created back in the 1800’s, as a matter of fact, there is a large portion of headstones that are nothing more th…

And God said, “Let us make man …” Genesis 1:26. Your life is the will of God. You are “fearfully and wonderfully made,” Psalm 139:14. He “possessed” Psalm 139 :13 you, was your God and the source of your life, in your mother’s womb.  He is great enough to make each of us the focus of his att…

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…

The art and history of the Cherokee Nation have shaped northeast Oklahoma for generations. Now we are undertaking a new public project that better connects our cultural, artistic and historic sites near our iconic Capitol Square in downtown Tahlequah. When completed this summer, the Cherokee…

There were three winners in the city election held Tuesday, April 7, incumbents Coye Nettles, Jim Spray and with the passing of the sales tax, the City of Stilwell and all who live and visit here. 

Ralph Axom, with the Tulsa Walking Club, got permission from the Stilwell City Council, during a meeting Monday, April 5, to have his group host a June 19 walking event in Stilwell.

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Pharmacist and entrepreneur Jason Carter took ownership of the Westville Pharmacy on Thursday, April 1. A quick smile and friendly demeanor, he has charmed the staff and many visitors who came in for medicine and discovered there’s a new pharmacist in town. 

I hope everyone enjoyed the Easter weekend. I always look forward to church on Easter, not only for the message, but also for the hymns we sing.  I remember most of them from my childhood. Easter is a wonderful time to resume going to church or visiting one for the first time. Perhaps someon…

Every Easter there I would go, racing across the yard at my parents’ home, trying to beat my little brother to all the brightly colored eggs that were hidden everywhere. Fun – you bet. Competitive – I can still remember whining because he found more than me. Family oriented – oh yeah, all th…

In Luke 6:38 Jesus said, “Give, and it will be given to you; good measure, pressed down, shaken together, running over, they will pour into your lap. For by your standard of measure it will be measured to you in return.” This is often applied to our church contribution, but it goes well beyo…

 So I saw a social media post where someone was bragging about living through COVID without it impeding their lifestyle (at all), and commenting that the people who adhered to the guidelines “have just lost a year of your life for no reason, and you won’t get it back.” 

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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…

We’ve turned another calendar page and that means gardening season really is ramping up. For those of you who grow fruit crops, there are several varieties that need to be fertilized at the beginning of the growing season. 

Today was Palm Sunday.  More than 2000 years ago Jesus rode a donkey into Jerusalem knowing exactly what he would face in the days to come.  That took so much bravery and commitment to his Father, it was beyond what my poor brain can imagine.  

The United Keetoowah Band receives $32,000 grant for the Food Sovereignty and Preservation Program. The United Keetoowah Band recently received a $32,000.00 grant from the First Nations Development Institute of Longmont, Colorado. This award will support the efforts of the UKB’s Traditional …