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.

OKLAHOMA CITY — For the rest of the semester, Oklahoma school districts will have the option of implementing in-school quarantine for students potentially exposed to COVID-19, state health officials announced Wednesday.

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…

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…

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City councilors passed a measure on a 5-to-2 vote Tuesday night to extend a city ordinance requiring the wearing of masks or other protective facial coverings in public places in McAlester — but it's not going into effect for 30 days.

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The memo, signed by Col. Timothy Danielson, commander of the 71st Flying Training Wing at Vance, applies to all military personnel assigned to Vance, even when they are off-base and on leave, and to government service civilian employees while on base.

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.

It's exciting to think that Muskogee could soon recruit aviation and aerospace companies.

City councilors approved a citywide mask mandate that applies to most businesses that offer goods and services for off-site use. 

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…

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NORMAN — As the issue of mask ordinances divides Oklahoma cities, Gov. Kevin Stitt remains adamantly opposed to a statewide mask mandate.

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.

I want to thank everyone for their support and entrusting me to serve as your voice in the Senate for the next four years. This is a great privilege that I don’t take lightly or for granted, and I’m ready to tackle the many issues ahead of us this session.

If Bigfoot screams in the woods, and no one is around to hear it, did it actually happen? Well, it did when the Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center placed audio recorders around the area to catch such vocalizations.

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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 …

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.

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Enid’s city commissioner who’s long been the most outspoken on more stringent public health protocols related to COVID-19 on Tuesday criticized the city’s continued inaction, while Garfield County and the rest of the state have continued to see case counts and rates of infection reach their highest points over the last several weeks.

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The Cherokee Nation Tribal Council during a regular meeting Monday approved a slate of board members for the Cherokee Nation Businesses Board of Directors.