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Turkey and stuffing may fill your bellies this weekend, but don’t forget to register your float for next weekend with the Checotah Chamber of Commerce.

Checotah Roundup Playday season ends on a win

The 2019 Checotah Roundup Club Playday season was a great success.

	Science Matters Mobile Museum Stops In Checotah

A grant from EPSCoR funded a recent visit of the Science Matters Mobile Museum to Checotah Intermediate School (CIS) for a few days of interactive fun.

Sports

7 p.m. start for Bedlam on FOX

The eighth-ranked Sooners and 22nd-ranked Oklahoma State Cowboys will kick off at 7 p.m. CT a week from Saturday in Stillwater, the Big 12 Conference announced Monday morning.

University of Oklahoma wide receiver CeeDee Lamb was named one of 12 semifinalists for the Biletnikoff Award, the Tallahassee Quarterback Club Foundation announced.

Class 6A-1 Jenks vs. Owasso Dec. 7, 8pm Class 6A-2 Stillwater vs. Bixby Dec. 6, 7pm Class 5A Bishop Kelly vs. Bishop McGuinness Carl Albert vs. Piedmont Class 4A Weatherford vs. Tuttle Wagoner vs.

Commentary

Thankful for a strong mother

As a strong-willed child, I unfortunately learned the hard way on just about everything.

Celebrating our Heritage

November is National Native American Heritage Month. This month gives all Americans the opportunity to celebrate the legacy of the first people who called this land home.

	For the Children: Preparing for the 2020 Census

It was an honor and a privilege to speak to a group of concerned Garfield County residents last week about the United State Census and the impact this 2020 count will likely have on our state.

Lifestyle

Birthdays Celebrated

Checotah Senior Center celebrated October birthdays with Raydene Henson and Claude Whisenhunt.

Students brush up on writing

Eighth-grade middle school students participated in a lesson created by the K20 group of the University of Oklahoma.

PAWS Awards

Pre K winners of the PAWS awards were from left to right: Kayzlea Moham, Jase Wilks, Jonah Coleman and Kaitlyn Saenz.

Obituaries

CHECOTAH – Billy Lee Reynolds, 6 April 1932 - 19 Nov. 2019. Memorial service to be held Saturday, Nov. 30, at 2 p.m. at First United Methodist Church.

Lawrence Ray Rigney

Lawrence Ray Rigney, Checotah resident, passed away on Friday, Nov. 15, 2019 in Eufaula. He was born on Monday, Feb. 7, 1921 to George Floyd and Bertha Ellen (Adams) Rigney in Onapa, Oklahoma.

Susan Chavez

Susan Chavez, Pierce resident, passed away on Sunday, November 3, 2019 at the age of 92. She was born on Sunday, July 3, 1927 to Robert and Nola Grotts in Wetumka, Oklahoma.

McIntosh County Democrat

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