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.

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

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.

Easter has been a favorite holiday since I was old enough to wear pretty dresses with crinoline or netting for petticoats. Little girls looked adorable back then, as they do now, but today's synthetics are much softer and far less scratchy.

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.” 

Birthday cards can be fun, silly and pretty ways to show love to friends and family on their annual celebrations of life. This year, I pondered just what the messages really mean. Some are funny, but even the funny ones can be eye-opening.

March is certainly living up to its reputation as the windy month. Perhaps it will also do as the old saying says and go out like a lamb. Only time will tell.  

In this article we will continue our lesson of prayer. We will cover Romans 8:26-27. However, before we do, let us cover the makeup of humans and then tie this scripture in. 

I was recently asked during an interview by a radio show host from Toronto, Canada if there were really any Bigfoot in Oklahoma. Of course, there are, and truthfully, there are perhaps just as many in Oklahoma as there are in the Pacific Northwest of the United States.  

We had to correct our bulletin page about those in the military. We had one of our members deployed in Germany when he really is stationed in Germany. The difference between the two words escaped me, but they are definitely different.

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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…

 Andy was preparing his own lunch that day. Renie wasn’t feeling well, so he was on his own.  He decided he would open up a can of soup, add a few crackers, and he’d be just fine.

 Apparently some of us are too literal. In the world in which I live, a headache is a headache. If I say somebody is waving a gun around, then somebody is waving a gun around. Yes, I know the press gets the blame for making up all kinds of stories these days (even though it’s very seldom the…

By the time the paper comes out, everyone should be used to the Daylight Savings Time.  Many people want it to stay that way year- round.  I am not so sure.  The reason is because the children riding buses are standing in the dark for many of the mornings and this always concerns me.  I will…

Money is such a touchy subject, but supporting the community goes beyond insecurities, to doing what is best for Stilwell. And citizens should consider that when voting on the upcoming tax increase.

Recently we had the opportunity to have lunch with a young newly married friend whom we haven’t seen in a few months. After the usual banter and light gossip about the lives of mutual friends, we asked about his life now that he had been a husband for a while. His bride, his new house, their…

Most people are familiar with the serenity prayer, “God grant me the serenity to accept the things I cannot change, the courage to change the things I can, and the wisdom to know the difference.” The prayer is a common part of 12-step programs such as Alcoholics Anonymous, but the principle …

When a natural disaster occurs, our response can reveal our deepest values. The Cherokee Nation believes in “gadugi” – working together to better our tribe and for the greater good. Our talented workforce at Cherokee Nation and Cherokee Nation Businesses lived up to this value during the tre…

The Oklahoma State men’s basketball team saw its five-game winning streak snapped Thursday night, but the bigger concern was Cade Cunningham’s ankle.

Wow. What wild weather we experienced. Nothing like a little Nordic blast to give a tiny perspective into what a true winter wonderland is like. I always thought I would like to live in Alaska for at least a year. I envision living in a little log cabin, supplies brought in by plane or going…

Tomorrow is the first of March already. This is the month when most of us became aware of a new virus called COVID-19 or the Coronavirus last year.  Little did we know that all of us would know someone who passed away because of it and many of us would have it and survive.  And now several o…

We are continuing this week on prayer and we want to know exactly how to pray and who to pray to. Now we will cover in Matthew 6:9-10, which we know is covenant to Israel, and not to us currently the Body of Christ, but will get to that. The Apostles asked how they should pray and Jesus gave…

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One of the most overlooked points made by newer Bigfoot researchers, and quite a few older researchers, is the step length and the stride length measurements when multiple tracks are encountered. The excitement of finding multiple tracks sometimes makes us as researchers forget the important…

It has been quite a week weather wise in this part of the state and many others.  By the time the paper comes out, I hope everyone is back too normal and has running water, heat, and electricity.  There were many pictures on Facebook of children, and adults enjoying the snow, so perhaps ther…

 On June 23rd, 1972, President Nixon signed Title IX into law. This landmark legislation had one goal in mind: to protect women from sex discrimination in all federally funded school programs, including sports. Because of the access to funding and opportunity this historic legislation create…

Anyone who ever had the pleasure of making the acquaintance of Miss Avalon Reece, high school counselor at Muskogee High School, would find her formidable and memorable, with a laugh as warm as her fingernails were long and red.

Vaccinations are not pleasant, but they're necessary to endure, and better than dying needlessly or exposing others to a potentially painful and lonely death, known in 2020 as complications of COVID-19.

In past articles we have covered how, if a person is using the wrong part of a manual to fix a lawnmower engine, it will not work. We must have the right information about anything we attempt to do, fix or repair. The same is true with prayer: we must know how God intends for us to pray in t…

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When conducting a sighting investigation, there are tools you need to use. While we won’t go into detail for which each is used for, we would like to give the list here with a picture of each. In future columns we will have Equipment Corners articles to go into detail. 

In under one month, the Biden Administration has revealed their partisan agenda, namely, appeasing socialist Democrats. At this critical point when our country is in dire need of economic recovery, the far-Left has decided the solution is to skyrocket the minimum wage to a federally-mandated…

I am a beekeeper. It's getting close to a decade now. I was so excited when I got my first hive. I had always wanted to be a beekeeper. I have childhood memories of my great grandpa being a beekeeper. He didn't own or wear a bee suit. I have no memory of him being stung. I think he was a bee…

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So today marks our 13th article in this series, unlucky for some, lucky for others. This article will deal with one of the weird things that happens during Bigfoot research.