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The long line of cars waiting for the first Stilwellness Free Pet Clinic to begin on Saturday was the first sign the event was a success. Volunteers gave 185 vaccines, 161 rabies shots and 59 half price licenses for the pets living in Stilwell City limits are the facts of how much of a succe…

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n 1910 jazz music was new in America, art was moving into the Modernism period and the Progressive era people were buying cars and using electricity in their homes.

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There is a new TV station located in Stilwell. Not the brick and mortar facility like traditional stations, Gospel Time Ministries TV is featured on Roku TV and the Amazon Fire Stick. 

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STILLWATER, Okla. – By upcycling unused items around the home, gardeners can prove the cliché that one person’s trash is another person’s treasure while keeping those materials out of landfills and creating whimsical, decorative features.

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With the 2021 Memorial Day Weekend upon us, the Mid-America Bigfoot Research Center researchers are gearing up for their annual expedition. Although last year with the pandemic, it wasn’t held, this is giving the group a chance to get back together and get into the field. 

Leadership can be complicated, but for John Ross it seemed as if conflicts continually emerged to impede the Cherokee Nation. First it was a clash between Old Settlers and the New Arrivals in 1839, followed almost immediately by what evolved into years of murders instigated by either the Tre…

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Last week’s topic was water gardens and how to care for them. This week I’m going to touch on aquatic plants for the water garden and their function.

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In all the years I have been doing research, by myself and with others, I have used an analogy of the bottle of fear. Everyone has a different level of fear, from being spooked easily, to being a stonewall in the face of things. The Mid America Bigfoot Research Center tells all of its member…

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Dwight Birdwell signed up for the Army before graduating from Stilwell High School in May 1966, and 50 years later, he is being considered for the Congressional Medal of Honor.

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Larry Adair, former Oklahoma Speaker of the House of Representatives and a Vietnam veteran, said Dwight Birdwell is most deserving of the Congressional Medal of Honor, and if selected, he will join the ranks of heroic Native Americans who received this recognition.

When people think about summer, those visions often include a trip to the local swimming pool, catching lightning bugs and putting them in a jar or planning a vacation. For others, however, slicing that first vine-ripened tomato is a sure sign summer has arrived. No matter how you pronounce …

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Longtime pastor and author Joe White has penned his fourth book, “Coach White: The Legend Continues.”

From our original homeland in eastern North America, Cherokees have moved all over the world. Wherever we go, our Cherokee identity goes with us. A new virtual event series aims to strengthen those bonds. The series, called “Cherokee: Wherever We Are,” will bring Cherokees together from arou…

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Monday evening, April 19, 4-H volunteers were honored with an ice cream social at the Kiwanis Bandstand. Posters were hung with “Thank You” messages, and cards were given to volunteers with the same sentiment.

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Dale Dandridge has been the City of Stilwell street superintendent 2-1/2 years, managing a crew that is responsible for streets, sanitation and the cemetery. 

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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.

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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.

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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.

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. 

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Shelldon Miggletto, director of Economic Development, works to foster an environment conducive to increase economic investment and impact to the community. 

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National Library Week has been celebrated in America since 1958. This year, April 4-10, is designated to pay tribute to libraries and contributions by library workers, and to promote library use and support. 

There’s nothing sweeter than fresh fruit picked off the vine, tree or shrub. There are many species that can be grown successfully in Oklahoma with just a moderate amount of care, including apples, blackberries, cherries, figs, grapes, muscadines, peaches, pears, persimmons, plums and strawberries.

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Saturday morning, volunteers were busy with the Recycle Day sponsored by Adair County Litter-free and Green – formerly Adair County Trash Off – at the monthly event held at the County Barn 2 site.

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The Easter Bunny, books, candy and prizes ramped up the excitement for children attending the annual Easter Egg Hunt sponsored by Kiwanis on Saturday at 10 a.m. at Adair County Park.

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Leprechauns visited Westville last week during St. Patrick’s Day, following the sound of little children laughing at My Other Mother’s Day Care – and then, they stayed to play.

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Libraries offer the world in books, but they also offer so much more – especially with online opportunities.

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People often wonder how Bigfoot groups do expeditions. It’s not like you see on TV in a lot of instances. This last weekend, the Mid America Bigfoot Research Center conducted an expedition south of Stilwell. Planning for it took several months. A week in advance equipment was examined and ch…

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In today’s world, social media is the best way to successfully promote a business and connect with customers where they are, on a phone or computer.

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The Stilwell Area Chamber of Commerce is the volunteer organization that supports area businesses and promotes the community. Membership is open to everyone, retired to business owners, and anyone else who wants to help Stilwell be the best it can be.

 As COVID-19 puts the pinch on festivities, the best St. Patrick’s Day celebrations will be those held at home. That’s good luck for home cooks, say scientists at the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation, as elements of a traditional shamrock-centric meal have surprising nutritional advantag…

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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.

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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.

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Adair County has a new Junior Strawberry Queen, Kallie Kidd from Westville.

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STILLWATER, Okla. – The need for quality horse hay – shorthand for attributes desirable in hay fed to equines – has not quite lifted yet. 

STILLWATER, Okla. – Although a mid-February snowstorm disrupted the typical schedule for planting oats in Oklahoma, there is still time to get in a crop. 

OKLAHOMA CITY — Oklahoma’s bounty on Bigfoot has grown to nearly $2.1 million mere weeks after a state lawmaker proposed a controversial bill to allow capturing of the mythical creature.

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Eating healthy foods is obviously a key factor in the development of children’s strong bones, muscles and teeth. However, those nutritional needs are still present for older adults.

Gardeners put a lot of blood, sweat and tears into making their landscapes look as good as they can. Gardeners often relish in the thought that neighbors driving by enjoy the pleasing aesthetics of their hard work.