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Running 4 Heros

Running 4 HeroEs

On May 30th, 2021, Officers from the Stilwell Police Department in Oklahoma responded to assist Adair County Sheriff's Office Deputies with a burglary in progress. The caller had advised that the suspect had a gun. According to the Police report, upon arriving, the Officers saw the suspect walking away from the scene. The suspect suddenly turned and fired a single shot at the officers. The bullet struck Stilwell Officer Amanda Craig in the right lower leg just below her knee cap.

 As a result of the gunshot wound, Officer Amanda Craig’s leg shattered. Due to the injuries sustained, Officer Craig had to have pins, rods and screws placed into her leg. Since her original surgery, Officer Craig has had to have another rod placed and bone grafting done. After months of recovery, she is now out of a wheelchair and is putting her focus on her mental health and well-being. If she were to return, she is looking at another 6-months at minimum.

 The Running 4 Heroes organization continues to keep Officer Amanda Craig in our prayers, and we are honored to announce that Officer Craig has been selected as our March 2022 recipient of our $10,000 Injured First Responder Grant.

 With this grant, Running 4 Heroes has now been able to award $257,500 in funding to a combined 30 heroes since January of 2020.

 Zechariah, along with his father and Running 4 Heroes CEO Chad, will be in Stilwell, Oklahoma on Saturday, 3/26 to present Officer Amanda Craig her with her Grant. While there, Zechariah will be holding his first ever 1-mile run in the State of Oklahoma. This run will be open to the public, and more details will be forthcoming.

 Please join us in continued prayers for the speedy recovery of Officer Amanda Crag!

Congratulations to Mayor Jean Ann Wright and Councilman Lane Kindle for winningCherokee Nation's 2020 Statesmanship Award. 

david gardenhire

Happy Retirement

David Gardenhire!

Thank you for your years of service!


OzarksGo installed Wi-Fi hotspots to help the community access the internet during the COVID-19 pandemic. 

The hotspots are located at

  • The Adair County Courthouse at the corner of Division Street and Second Street
  • The Stilwell High School football field located on West Poplar Street and North Fifth Street
  • The Cherokee Nation Aerospace Manufacturing parking lot at Locust Street and Third Street

Thank you OzarksGo!

To read the full article please see the June 2020 edition of Oklahoma Living, Page 17.