I can answer for myself and no one else. I can, however, be an influence and a leader of those that, also, must give an answer. “So then every one of us shall give account of himself to God,” Romans 14:12.

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This is the first term for Teresa 'Tracy' Sims as Adair County assessor. She previously worked in the Assessor's Office for 14 years, then went to the Treasurer's Office for six years before being elected assessor.

Adair County Resource Center Food Pantry was open on Thursday, Jan. 14 and gave food to 126 families. They will be open again on Thursday, Jan. 21 from 8:30 - 11 a.m. Jess and Michelle Merriott enjoyed their granddaughter, Mela Merriott from Broken Arrow, OK. Mela is the daughter of Matt and…

A bid for floor waxing in the old section of the Adair County Courthouse was accepted on Monday at 8:30 a.m. during the regular weekly meeting of the county commissioners.

Homeowners who are wanting to add trees and shrubs to their landscapes should start making plans to grab the shovel and head outdoors in the next few weeks. The winter season is a good time to buy bare-root plants and prepare them for planting in February or March.

Alright let us continue with our teaching on how God, as recorded in the scriptures, can let his saints know when the actual time of their departure from earth is. Or for that fact, in our daily lives, he can and will do things for us in dreams and or visions or other means to help us. 

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All girls between ages 16 and 20 are invited to apply for the Strawberry Festival Queen pageant, sponsored by the Stilwell Kiwanis Club. Deadline is Thursday, January 21 to apply. Submit applications to Laura Lundberg at luncvergs0628@yahoo.com or attend a meeting in person on Thursday, Janu…

Several years ago, Andy contracted an illness that landed him in the isolation unit of our local hospital for two weeks. Visitors had to wear a mask, gown and gloves. He commented later that those weeks of seeing no expressions on faces caused a strong feeling of isolation, which led to a lo…