Sequoyah County,

Sheriff's Office seizes abused animals from property

Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane said Tuesday evening that authorities impounded some abused horses and several small animals from a property north of Vian, after it was reported they had allegedly been abandoned by the former property owners. Lane said several small animals were also found already dead or in a decaying state. Lane said a hearing was held at the Sequoyah County Courthouse…
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Cherokee Nation begins plans to repair community buildings

VIAN, Okla. — The Cherokee Nation provided $250,000 to the Vian Community Foundation to help install electricity, an HVAC system and plumbing to a community building. The community building will serve as a multipurpose facility for the community to hold athletic events, entertainment, community and family dinners. The facility will also offer Cherokee art and cooking classes.
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Osburn earns Eagle Scout Rank

Myron Osburn, Jr., a senior at Sallisaw High School, recently earned the Boy Scouts of America’s highest advancement award, Eagle Scout. Osburn, 18, is a member of Troop 731 in Sallisaw that meets at the First United Methodist Church. He is the son of Tanra and Myron Osburn, Sr. of Sallisaw and the grandson of Quinton and Barbara Osburn and Mary and Max Smith, Sr. all of Sallisaw. Osburn first…
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Edwards preps for Golden Gloves

The big bouts are almost here for Bryce Edwards. The Golden Gloves of America 2021 Tournament of Champions starts Aug. 9 at the Cox Business Center in Tulsa. It runs through Aug. 14. Edwards, who fights out of Diamond Ring Fitness and Training in Sallisaw, will represent the Kansas-Oklahoma Region at 178 pounds in the Golden Gloves national tournament. Edwards defeated Aaron Hernandez in the…

Stigler's new hires ready to begin school year, Back to School issue to publish next week

New hires at Stigler Pubic Schools pose for a photo. On the back row, left to right, are Gary Hollingshed, Tara Hollingshed, Shawna Smith, Laura De La Torre, Jackie Bray, Gerald Morris, David Reavis, Kyle Allen and Greg Cast. On the front and middle rows, left to right, are Brandy Terrell, Ashleigh Pemberton, Lisa Marley, Jessica Kleman, Aspen Evans-Quick, Amber Bratton, Michaela Clay, Misty Bullard, Sarah Busse and Justin Dunn.

Changes may be coming for ODOT residency

In what is described as an effort to modernize operations of the Oklahoma Department of Transportation (ODOT), a year-long study indicates some changes may be coming to ODOT's footprint in Sallisaw. ODOT District 1 District Engineer Chris Wallace said the department was asked by the Legislature to take a look at the agency to determine how best to modernize operations. The ODOT issued a …
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Weather Forecast For Heavener

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Heavener: Friday, July 30: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Saturday, July 31: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Sunday, August 1: Slight chance of showers and thunderstorms during the day; while showers and thunderstorms likely
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Stigler Weather Forecast For The Week Ahead

Here’s the forecast for the next four days in Stigler: Friday, July 30: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Saturday, July 31: Sunny during the day; while mostly clear overnight; Sunday, August 1: Chance of Showers And Thunderstorms; Monday, August 2: Chance of showers and thunderstorms then

Cherokee Nation providing $250K to help rebuild Vian community

TULSA, Okla. (KTUL) — The Cherokee Nation is providing $250,000 to the Vian Community Foundation as a part of the tribe's plan to rebuild the community. The money will help the organization install electricity, an HVAC system, and plumbing to the Vian community building. The nation met with Vian community...

Sequoyah teens net state fishing title for budding program

TAHLEQUAH – Two Cherokee teens representing Sequoyah High School’s fledgling bass fishing program recently won the team’s first state title, which in turn earned them an opportunity at the national level. With five keepers weighing a total of 17.3 pounds, Zack Cooper and Kobe Rider out-fished 140 other teams in...

Anthony Dale Green

Anthony Dale Green, 52, of Vian, died on Tuesday, July 27, 2021, in Springfield, Mo. He was born on March 28, 1969, in Poteau to Will Ernest Frye and Shirley Ann (Green) Evans. No formal service is planned at this time. Cremation is under the direction of Agent & Mallory-Martin...


Carson Sharp and Keaton Brandt, both of Sallisaw, played for the Arkansas Express 11-under majors traveling baseball team this spring and summer. The team competed in USSSA baseball. The majors is the highest level of USSSA baseball. The team finished with a 58-23-2 and won nine tournaments throughout the region. The team wrapped up the season by winning Global Sports World Series in Conway,…

Jacqueline K. Caster

Memorial services for Jacqueline K. Caster, 67, of Muldrow, will be held at 2 p.m. Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at Long Community Church. Cremation is under the direction of Agent & Mallory-Martin Funeral Home. Mrs. Caster was born on Jan. 12, 1954, in Woodland, Calif., to John George Gawf and...
Marble City,

Samantha Hall

Samantha Hall of Marble City may have picked the hottest month of the year to begin a part-time job working outdoors. “I actually enjoy being outdoors. I will admit, it’s been extremely hot and I’ve been drinking about a gallon of water a day while working out here,” she said. Hall works at various remote locations in Sequoyah County assisting people with government serviced cell phones…

John A. Holt

Graveside services for John A. Holt, 89, of Sallisaw, will be at 10 a.m. on Monday, Aug. 2, 2021, at Sallisaw City Cemetery under the direction of Agent Mallory Martin Funeral Service, Inc. Mr. Holt was born on Dec. 5, 1931, in McKey to Joe Holt and Minnie Towery Holt....
Sequoyah County,

I-40 shooter charged in Sequoyah County

A 27-year-old man wanted by local and state authorities for shooting three people on July 17 is now in custody after being apprehended in Dallas, Texas, around 4 p.m. Thursday, thanks to a tip sent to the OSBI tipline, according to an update released by the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation (OSBI).