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.  

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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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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. 

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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. 

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Financial adviser Steve Garrett looks for the county to qualify for additional COVID funding, he reported on Monday morning during the regular meeting of the Adair County Commissioners at 8:30 a.m. at the courthouse.

OKLAHOMA CITY, March 26, 2021 – As Oklahoma prepares to open vaccination availability to all adults, Oklahoma Blood Institute is reminding the public that there is no wait to donate blood or blood products after receiving the most common COVID-19 vaccines, including Pfizer, Moderna and Johns…

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.

COVID numbers are down, Adair County Emergency Management Coordinator Dianna Yell reported during the regular meeting of the Adair County Commissioners on Monday morning.

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It’s time to renew or begin a contract with the local veterans who supply flags to area businesses on holidays.

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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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City Clerk-Treasurer Larry Nettles is finishing his fourth year on the job. His position will be up for reelection in 2023.Nettles is also a retired educator with 39 years as a band director.The city clerk-treasurer is responsible for city documents, all aspects of city finance, all legal as…

Voters will go to the polls Tuesday April 6 for the Belfonte and Cave Springs Board of Education General Election and the Town of Westville Statutory Municipal General Election, Adair County Election Board Secretary Jan Wilhite said today.

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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.


Rick Williams was sworn in as a new board member during the regular monthly meeting of the Stilwell Area Development Authority/Stilwell Utility Authority on Tuesday, March 9.

Superintendent Geri Gilstrap had a ton of great things to say about Stilwell Schools. They have been managing their COVID situation well with a 50 percent drop in numbers after their first semester.

 WASHINGTON— Congressman Markwayne Mullin (OK-2) today invited students to enter the 2021 Congressional Art Competition. The Artistic Discovery competition is an opportunity to recognize and encourage the artistic talent in the nation, as well as in the Second Congressional District of Oklah…

The Oklahoma Court of Criminal Appeals confirmed Thursday that reservations of Cherokee and Chickasaw Nations had never been disestablished by Congress, when the court dismissed charges against convicted felons Travis John Hogner and Shaun Michael Bosse.

The Adair County Conservation District has announced limited funds are available for Cost-Share assistance. The conservation practices available for cost-share assistance include the following:Brush Management, Herbaceous Weed Control (Chemical Application), Firebreak, Prescribed Burning, Li…

Dollar General is coming to Watts. Tulsa business man and Dollar Store developer Mike Mantle, with Rupe Helmer, has identified three potential lots in Watts and spoke to the Watts Town Council at the regular monthly meeting on Monday, March 8. at 6 p.m. 


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 — Starting Monday, the state plans to expand COVID-19 vaccine access to the remaining 21,300 Oklahomans in Phase 2 of its distribution plan.


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.

Officials from the City of Stilwell passed a resolution on Monday, March 1 to place a question on the April 6 regular election ballot asking voters to approve a sales tax increase of ¼ of one-percent (0.25%).  If approved the tax would be restricted for capital improvements.

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. 

The two teenagers involved in the police officer-involved shooting and suicide on Sunday have been identified as runaways from Blair, Nebraska.