Sequoyah County, OK

SCHS annual picnic

The Sequoyah County Historical Society (SCHS) held their annual picnic at the Sallisaw City Park on June 16. The group enjoyed a cool breeze under the big shade trees and the rustling sounds of Big Sallisaw Creek waters, as they remembered past events of Fourth of July festivities in the 1950s, like climbing a greased pole for $5, hog calling and yodeling contests and eating big, red watermelons…
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Adams joins Your TIMES staff

Lynn Adams, a veteran journalist and native Oklahoman, has joined Your Times family as a staff writer. Adams began his extensive newspaper career in Wichita Falls, Texas, and has also worked for Oklahoma newspapers in Edmond and Ardmore. His career also includes newsroom positions at daily newspapers in central and southern Ohio, south Texas, southwestern Virginia and southern Indiana. Adams and his wife, Brenda, also published a good-news-only weekly newspaper in central Ohio.
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Woman tries to shoot Trooper Davis Friday

— Sequoyah County Times, June 27, 1947 From the files of Your Sequoyah County Times 25 Years Ago (From the June 22, 1997, issue of the Sequoyah County Times) –Two unidentified Cherokee Nation marshals continued to occupy by force the Cherokee Courthouse in downtown Tahlequah early Friday afternoon. Cherokee Nation councilman Rex Earl Starr told Tahlequah radio station KEOQ Friday the…

Steps underway to resolve baby formula shortage

As the nationwide baby formula shortage continues to impact families in eastern Oklahoma, federal and state officials are taking steps to relieve the ongoing crisis. Local pediatricians, however, are the best resource for Sequoyah County families weathering the storm. “This formula shortage impacts local families in various ways depending on the type of formula utilized,” says Tina R. Johnson,…

Health officials report Covid cases on the rise again

Sequoyah County Commissioners, Pafford and other health officials discussed the increasing numbers of COVID-19 at the regular commissioners meeting on Monday. Numbers shared by the county, state and tribal health officials agree cases have increased significantly in the past few weeks. “Cases are up,” Sequoyah County Emergency Management Director Steve...

Eveland Member of the Month

Caden Eveland has been selected as the May Member of the Month for the Boys & Girls Club of Sequoyah County, Brushy Unit. Eveland is the son of Violet and Shawn Eveland. He was selected, for the second month in a row, because he such a good kid. Soft spoken and well behaved. His favorite activity at the club is Computer Lab.

Thorman-Rice Member of the Month

Owen Thorman-Rice has been selected as the May Member of the Month for Boys & Girls Club of Sequoyah County, Moffett Unit. Owen is the son of Christen Thorman and Robert Rice. He was selected because he is such a great kid and a good club member. His favorite activity at the club is Fun & Fitness.

Quesenbury Beasley shot to death

— Sequoyah County Democrat, June 16, 1922 From the files of Your Sequoyah County Times 25 Years Ago (From the June 15, 1997, issue of the Sequoyah County Times) –Arrest warrants for Cherokee Nation Chief Joe Byrd and Paul Cooksey, husband of Sequoyah County Tribal Council Member, Mary Cooksey, were issued by Tribal Associate District Judge Drew Wilcoxen this week. The warrants read Byrd…

Police Logs

06/06/2022-06/13/2022 During the week of June 6 to June 13, Sequoyah County Law Enforcement tended to 19 animal calls and 96 traffic stops, along with numerous medical and domestic calls, according to police reports. Following is a list of incidents included from last week’s reports: 6/6/22 7:22 p.m. - Disturbance - Dollar Store on 82, RP advised that there is an irate customer who was…

Two reported dead following Vian shooting

Sequoyah County Sheriff Larry Lane Jr. said two Vian residents are dead and another is in an Arkansas hospital undergoing treatment for a gunshot to the face following an incident that took place Friday morning at a Vian residence. Lane said officers with the Sequoyah County Sheriff’s Office and Vian...

Muldrow man charged with identity theft

A Muldrow man is charged with identity theft - unlawful use of personal identifying information and knowingly receiving or concealing stolen property after he reportedly tried to use another’s personal information to open credit cards. Bradley N. Dyer, 30, was charged May 24 in Sequoyah County District Court and...

Pettit Member of the Month

Leo Pettit has been selected as the May Member of the Month for the Boys & Girls Club of Sequoyah County, Sallisaw Unit. Pettit is the son of Amber and Jess Pettit. He was selected because he loves to help out with Arts & Crafts. Always has a smile on his face and a cool story to tell. His favorite activity at the club is Arts & Crafts.

Election Day laws and reminders provided by Election Board office

Voters in Sequoyah County are reminded to keep the integrity of the election system in mind when going to the polls next week. While ballot “selfies” or taking photographs of a marked ballot are legal, voters may not share or distribute the image through social media or by any other means while inside the election enclosure, Sequoyah County Election Board Secretary Cindy Osborn, said. “Voters…

Early voting for commissioner, State races begins on June 23

Early voting begins Thursday on June 23 for voters in Sequoyah County. Voters who will not be able to make it to the polls on Election Day, have the option of voting early at their County Election Board, according to Sequoyah County Election Board Secretary Cindy Osborn. Osborn said early...