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Victory Designs in downtown Vian now has new owners and a new name. Todd and LaLita Smith of Vian acquired the business on May 17 and have changed the name to Screaming Threads.

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The regular meeting of the Sallisaw Board of City Commissioners, scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, June 13, has been changed to 6 p.m. Thursday, June 9.

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Roland resident Marissa Armer divides her time between attending college classes, studying and working as a clerk at Muldrow Pharmacy. Someday, however, she hopes to spend her time influencing the lives of young children, a passion that was ignited within her when she accepted her first job …

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With a little help from the public, Sallisaw police were able to make an arrest in connection with a series of car burglaries that occurred in the past two weeks, according to Sallisaw Police Chief Terry Franklin.

Friday, June 3rd, is the last day to apply for voter registration in order to be eligible to vote in the June 28th Primary Election, Sequoyah County Election Board Secretary Cindy Osborn said.

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The new roof at Liberty Elementary School in Sallisaw is one of several summer projects the district hopes to have completed before the new school year. As it turns out, the roofers may have their job cut out for them if they hope to get the school under a roof before the rains on Thursday.

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Daniel Emerson, maintenance worker with the City of Sallisaw, tests the water at the Sallisaw Municipal Swimming Pool Thursday in preparation for the pool opening at 1 p.m. Saturday (May 28). The pool hours will be 11 a.m. to 5:45 P.M. Tuesday through Friday; 1 to 4:45 p.m. and 7 to 8:45 p.m…

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Almost 8,000 pounds of nonperishable food items were donated by the public during the United States Postal Service’s annual Stamp Out Hunger Food Drive. This beats the 2,400 pounds that were donated during last year’s drive.

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A drive to add new voters to the rolls in Sequoyah County will be held on June 2nd, 3rd, and 4th at Sallisaw’s Diamond Daze Festival, Cindy Osborn, Secretary of the County Election Board, announced today.

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With the races for sheriff and District 2 County Commissioner gearing up before the primary election in June, candidates recently submitted their first quarter financial disclosure statements to the Sequoyah County Election Board. This paperwork is required by the Oklahoma Ethics Commission …

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The Muldrow City Council met May 12 for its monthly meeting, approving several agenda items, including funds for new police radios and discussed the future of a property purchased by the council several years ago.

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Vian Elementary is proud to announce the 2016 Teacher and Students of Today. The school's Fifth Grade Students of Today are Michael Lander and Hallee Risley - Teacher of Today is Stephanie Gragg.

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The Muldrow City Council met May 12 for its monthly meeting, approving several agenda items, including funds for new police radios and discussed the future of a property purchased by the council several years ago.

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Sequoyah County Commissioners on Monday approved  the purchase of a 2016 Dodge Charger to be used as an inmate transport vehicle for the sheriff's department.

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At this month's school board meeting, Muldrow Schools Superintendent Ron Flanagan went over some bills signed in by Governor Mary Fallin and legislations he thought the school board members should have a look at.

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During this month's Roland City Council meeting, several raises were approved and an ordinance to reduce the amount of of time to comply with nuisance violations.

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The Muldrow Chamber of Commerce met at Carolyn's Four Star Diner to talk about final touches on their annual golf tournament scheduled for this Saturday, May 28, at the Shadow Creek Golf Club in Sallisaw.

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The Vian Board of Trustees on Monday night accepted the resignation of Vian Police Chief Bobby Levi Risley during their regular monthly meeting following nearly a two and one-half hour executive session.

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Richard David Major, 54, of Muskogee, was arrested May 13 for intimidation of a state’s witness. Major is the father of Kyle Reece Major, 32, who is a suspect in the murder of Pliney “Dane” Crum of Vian. Crum was killed in September by multiple blows to the face and head.

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An altercation between two individuals in Roland resulted in the shooting death of 19-year-old Chase Carver, of Roland, Sunday morning.

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A number of one-time funding measures will help stave off potentially crippling cuts to K-12 education, health care and other core service as part of a budget deal announced Tuesday by Gov. Mary Fallin and legislative leaders.

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It will take a day or two for lawmakers to digest the details and assess the impact of the big budget deal unveiled Tuesday by Gov. Mary Fallin and legislative leaders. But several immediate implications appeared clear.

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Sequoyah County Commissioners on Monday will discuss the purchase of a 2016 Dodge Charger to be used as an inmate transport vehicle for the sheriff's department.

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Sequoyah County Commissioners on Monday awarded a contract for a new 9-1-1 radio dispatch system to Muskogee Communications in the amount of $81,837.80

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Muldrow Police worked another break-in last Wednesday that reportedly involved five storage units at Falcon Mini Storage. The suspect was arrested on a warrant unrelated to the break-in and charges are expected to be filed.

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Muldrow High School teacher Sherry Christopher takes a hands-on approach when it comes to teaching. She combines her love of animals with her love of science when teaching biology.

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The State house candidates filed income and expense reports for the first quarter of 2016 with District 2 Democrat challenger Tom Stites reporting both the most income and expenses. Candidates reported donations from various sources—individuals, businesses and political action committees—and…

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A former employee of Sequoyah Memorial Hospital, Jade Larae Obregon, entered a guilty plea Thursday in Federal Court to charges of theft of federal program funds.

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The Sequoyah County Sheriff's Department, Sallisaw Police Department and the Oklahoma Highway Patrol troopers engaged in a brief manhunt Thursday morning that ultimately ended with the arrest of Preston Sparks.

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Two days of number crunching proposals during Sallisaw City budget meetings has the city manager ready to present the final budget to city council members at their regular meeting on June 9.

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The increasing popularity of drones has created new security concerns for businesses, government facilities and private citizens. On Wednesday, Gov. Fallin signed House Bill 2599 to restrict flight of unmanned aircraft over locations and businesses that are completely fenced in or have signs…

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As fiscal year 2016 nears an end, during a special meeting for preliminary budget considerations, City Commissioners on Tuesday began discussion of the proposed city budget with strong emphasis on salaries, insurance costs and capital improvements.

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Do you want to ride a Ferris wheel? Or eat a fried Twinkie? Or see some classic cars? Or listen to a Country Music Association (CMA) nominated Vocal Duo of the Year?

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The National Weather Service and Emergency Management officials are still trying to determine whether a tornado or straight lined winds was the cause of extensive damage done to Snake Creek Marina on Lake Tenkiller last Wednesday evening. The damages resulted after a strong storm reportedly …

Roland Public Schools will be participating in the Summer Food Service program. Meals will be provided to all children age 18 and younger without charge regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability, and there will be no discrimination in the course of the meal service.

Sallisaw Public Schools will be participating in the Summer Food program. Meals will be provided to all children age 18 or younger without charge from June 6 to July 15, regardless of race, color, national origin, sex, age or disability. There will be no discrimination in the course of the m…

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Sequoyah County Special District Judge Matt Orendorff ruled Friday that there was sufficient evidence to proceed with the case against Kyle Reece Major, 32, and Michael Dean Buster II, 23. The two are charged with second-degree murder in the September death of Pliney “Dane” Crum of Vian.

The Muldrow Show Choir recently performed for the students and staff at Liberty School. Performing were Madison Chambers, Molly Cherry, Kynleigh Crumrine, Desi Dees, Haley Flute, Lexi Israel, Alyssa Jones, Rachel Kinney, Lacy Mathis, Cherish Palmer, Hannah Qualls, Audrah Reynolds, Shada Robe…

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Volunteer firefighters from around the county recently gathered at the Muldrow High School cafeteria to celebrate their completion of the Firefighter One School. Certification requires more than 60 hours of training and passing written and practical examinations. This training was provided b…

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The Journey Early Learning Center (JELC) is celebrating Community Helpers Month. Over the past few weeks, the center has had several events to help students learn about the men and women whose important jobs keep our city safe.

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Peters Agency Home Health Services celebrated Nurses Week recently with a lunch gathering catered by Romas of Sallisaw, and a special cake.  Each Nurse was honored with a special pen.  Pictured here left to right (back row): Reuel Shaver, RN; Lora Sallee, RN; Rachel Goodwin, LHCA; Dr. Schuyl…

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