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Torrie Anderson, 35, of Hanna was injured last week when her vehicle hydroplaned on the Indian Nation Turnpike.

The Blue Notes

The Blue Notes serenaded patrons at Gambino's Pizza on Feb. 14. Part of the evening's proceeds were then donated to their program. LaDonna Rhodes I The Democrat

Have you thought about running for public office? The McIntosh County Democratic Party will be conducting a “how to” training session from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m.

Sports

Victory Christian announced that Ben Palmer was hired as the Conquerors' new head football coach.

Former Sooner and now Sacramento Kings guard Buddy Hield won the 3-Point Contest by beating Phoenix Suns guard Devin Booker and Washington Wizards forward Davis Bertans in the final round at the Ta

OKWA youth wrestling championships

State Fair Arena, OKC

Top three places

Division I

55: 3. Bronc Sumpter, Vian

Commentary

Second chances

Sometimes life gives us a second chance to get things right and hopefully we take it. I’m a firm believer that God gives us endless second chances if we will just choose them.

MARKWAYNE MULLIN

This week, President Trump released his budget proposal.

Jason Hicks

On too many occasions, I have had to console a family after their privacy and security were stolen by a burglar.

Lifestyle

Izzy Pitts won

Izzy Pitts won the Valentine's coloring contest last week and received a Valentine's basket full of goodies from the McIntosh County Democrat. LaDonna Rhodes I The Democrat

Chamber Banquet Luau has a taste of the islands

The First Free Will Baptist Youth won the Luau tablescape competition.

Chamber President Laurie Burkhalter presented Chris Brown with the Silent Hero Award.

Tropical Productions even

had the mayor learning some new moves at the Chamber of Commerce Membership Banquet on Feb. 13. Staff Photo

Obituaries

Samuel Todd

Samuel Dellis Todd, 78, of Checotah, Oklahoma passed from this life on Feb. 9, 2020. He was born June 9, 1941 in Checotah to his parents, Harlen and Hazel Todd.

Robert Fenton Rhodes

Robert “Bob” Fenton Rhodes, Sr, 73, a former Checotah resident, passed peacefully in his sleep on Jan. 19, 2020 in Myton, Utah.

Raymond Eaker, Warner resident, passed away on Monday, February 10, 2020 in Eufaula, OK at the age of 82.

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