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  1. A new low in anti-Muslim American biasRead the original story

    Friday Sep 19 | WICU12 Erie

    ... On Monday, Bennett held a public forum with more than 100 constituents in a Western Sizzlin' steakhouse in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. There, Bennett provided his supporters with something other than steak -- a big helping of hate. According to the Sequoyah ... 7 comments

  2. A new low in anti-Muslim American biasRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 19 | CNN

    ... On Monday, Bennett held a public forum with more than 100 constituents in a Western Sizzlin' steakhouse in Sallisaw, Oklahoma. There, Bennett provided his supporters with something other than steak -- a big helping of hate. According to the Sequoyah ...

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  3. honors military legacy with memorial bricksRead the original story w/Photo

    Thursday Sep 18 | Cherokee Nation

    ... the military service of current and past Cherokee service members. Sisters Barbara Maddox and Brenda Newton, of Sallisaw, recently bought 52 bricks that were laid in late August to honor their veteran family members. They have traced veteran ...

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  4. Muslim leaders fear violence after Oklahoma lawmaker's remarksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | NewsOK.com

    ... 3 after he wrote a Facebook post saying people should be wary of those who say they are Muslim American. Bennett, R-Sallisaw, stood by his remarks and Oklahoma Republican Party Chairman Dave Weston defended him. At a town meeting Monday night in ...

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  5. Group Seeks Protection For OK Muslims After Lawmaker's Controversial RemarksRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    ... if you're a Christian." According to CAIR-OK, Rep. Bennett told constituents at a party gathering Tuesday night in Sallisaw, that Islam's goal is "the destruction of Western civilization from within," that the faith is 90 percent "violence" and that ...

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  6. Man Charged In 1997 Sallisaw Murder Extradited To OklahomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 17 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    ... court records show Dority was charged with first-degree murder on August 12, 2014. Another man, Rex Robbins, 38, of Sallisaw was arrested in March 2013, in connection with the murder after the case was reopened by Sheriff Ron Lockhart. Court records ...

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  7. Murder Suspect In 1997 Killing Extradited To Sequoyah CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | 5NEWSonline.com

    A Muldrow man accused of murdering a Sallisaw man in 1997 was extradited Tuesday from Texas to the Sequoyah County, Okla., Detention Center, according to the Sequoyah County Sheriff's Office. Ricky Dority, 56, was extradited from the Bureau of Federal Prisons facility in Texarkana to face charges in the death of Mitchell Nixon, 28. Dority was arraigned Tuesday night and is being held in the Sequoyah County Detention Center, said Sheriff Ron Lockhart.

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  8. Islamic group calls for protection following statements from Oklahoma lawmakerRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 16 | NewsOK.com

    Officials from the Oklahoma chapter of the Council on American-Islamic Relations on Tuesday said they will "seek protection" following comments from an Oklahoma lawmaker. The group has called a news conference for 1 p.m. Wednesday in front of Oklahoma Republican Party headquarters, 4031 N Lincoln Blvd. The move comes after a town meeting Monday night in Sallisaw where state Rep. John Bennett said he would not back down from comments he made suggesting people should be wary of Muslim Americans.

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  9. makes appointments to health partnership boardRead the original story

    Tuesday Sep 16 | Cherokee Nation

    ... keep health dollars within the tribe," said Cherokee Nation Tribal Council Deputy Speaker Janelle Fullbright, of Sallisaw. "It is important, as a government, that we examine all options in order to ensure we are providing the best quality of health ...

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  10. The Oklahoman's Class 4A rankings: Newcastle moves into top 5 with win over TuttleRead the original story w/Photo

    Sunday Sep 14 | NewsOK.com

    ... - are still clinging to top 10 spots after opening the season against tough non-district schedules. In addition, Sallisaw made its debut in the top 10 this week and Woodward returned to the rankings with a win over El Reno. A lifelong resident of ...

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  11. Okla. lawmaker, GOP chair affirm anti-Muslim postRead the original story

    Thursday Sep 11 | KTUL-TV Tulsa

    ... page urging people, especially Christians, to "be wary of the individuals who claim to be Muslim-American." The Sallisaw Republican also said in his post that the Islamic holy book, the Quran, calls for the killing of non-Muslims. Bennett says he ...

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  12. Students participate in Banned Books WeekRead the original story

    Wednesday Sep 10 | Poteau Daily News & Sun

    ... on go to During the month of September, the CASC libraries in Poteau and Sallisaw are celebrating the freedom to read. Carroll invites everyone to stop by and "get caught reading a banned book."

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  13. Police: Sallisaw Student Arrested With Pellet Gun At SchoolRead the original story w/Photo

    Tuesday Sep 9 | 5NEWSonline.com

    A Sallisaw High School student was arrested on Tuesday morning after bringing an airsoft gun to school, police say. The student was taken into custody around 11:27 a.m., and police were originally alerted by a mother of a student who received a text message from her daughter saying someone at the school had a gun, according to police.

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  14. Sallisaw Considers New Animal ShelterRead the original story w/Photo

    Monday Sep 8 | 5NEWSonline.com

    ... shelter. "We try to treat the animals we pick up humanely," said City Manager Bill Baker. " And as a citizen of Sallisaw, I'm embarrassed by our animal shelter." The animal shelter will be a new and clean facility. According to Baker, "Its going to ...

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  15. No end in site for big box retail in OklahomaRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Sep 6 | NewsOK.com

    ... Right now!" - I'd run to Walmart. It's probably because the first Walmart I ever saw, a small-town version in Sallisaw some 40 years ago - some call them "Bubba" Walmarts - seemed huge, at 35,000-40,000 square feet or so. (I'm told the first ... 1 comment

  16. Utility Truck Catches Fire in Sequoyah CountyRead the original story w/Photo

    Friday Sep 5 | 5NEWSonline.com

    Authorities are investigating after a utility truck crashed into a ditch and went up in flames Friday morning. The Nicut Rural Fire Department responded to the call around 2:30 a.m., after a driver passed the truck on the side of Scratchout Road near Sallisaw.

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  17. Muslim advocacy group seeks apology from Oklahoma lawmaker for Facebook postRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 3 | NewsOK.com

    ... and intolerant views," Adam Soltani, the group's executive director, said in a letter to Bennett. Bennett, R-Sallisaw, said he is standing by his post. He said there are multiple verses in the Quran calling Muslims to war with nonbelievers. He also ...

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  18. Oklahoma lawmaker's remarks on Muslim beliefs sparks controversyRead the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 3 | KFOR-TV Oklahoma City

    Representative John Bennett from Sallisaw says he's tired of being politically correct when it comes to terrorist actions being linked to Muslims extremists.

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  19. Chief Baker says Cherokee Nation - not just surviving, but thriving'Read the original story w/Photo

    Wednesday Sep 3 | Cherokee Nation

    ... Nation has there been such an emphasis on health care." Four Cherokee Nation Health Centers, in Ochelata, Stilwell, Sallisaw and Jay, are currently under construction. During the 62nd Cherokee National Holiday State of the Nation address, the ...

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  20. Cherokee Nation Chief Says Oklahoma Tribe Is ThrivingRead the original story w/Photo

    Saturday Aug 30 | NewsOn6 Tulsa

    ... and services, and increasing hope through job creation. Four Cherokee Nation Health Centers, in Ochelata, Stilwell, Sallisaw and Jay, are currently under construction. "All of these successes are what help us to have a $1.3 billion economic impact ...

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