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Oklahoma Blood Institute is experiencing an emergency blood shortage and is issuing an urgent call for donors of all blood types.

Trends and Treasures held their first craft fair of the season on Saturday, March 9. Owner Chrystal McCullough plans to hold a craft fair each month to showcase many talented vendors.

For government to be of, by and for the people it must be out in front of the people.

The theme for Sunshine Week 2019 is simply, “It’s your right to know.”


On March 14,1905 - The first Marine military attaché was appointed to Legation at Peking, China.

The Checotah Wildcats have struggled at the plate early this season and have a combined seven total runs in their last three games against Rejoice Christian, Inola and undefeated Muskogee.

University of Oklahoma head coach Lincoln Riley announced the Sooners will host a fantasy football camp for men ages 21 and up. Cost for the camp is $2,500.


A bill that would require agency chief financial and executive officers to sign off on their agency’s yearly financial statements and attest to the accuracy of the information passed the House this

The staff of The McIntosh County Democrat welcomes Letters to the Editor on subjects of interest to our readers.


The following seniors celebrated their birthdays at the Checotah Senior Activity Center this past month: Edwin Shaffer, Betty Curran, Rodney Ramsey and Steven (D.W.) Moore.

The 4th and 5th grade academic teams recently competed in the Beta Tournament, which was their final buzzer competition for this school year.   

F.A.I.C. Volunteer Fire Department Breakfast


Checotah- Ruby York, a resident of Checotah passed away in Muskogee, OK at the age of 84. Services are pending. (Garrett Family Funeral Home and Cremation Service of Checotah)

Utha Faye Fritz, 97, was called home to heaven March 5, 2019 in McAlester, Oklahoma. She was born on August 10, 1921 to Jesse Martin Brown and Audrey Bell (Boatmun) Brown.

Checotah – Carol Jean “Jeanie” Hambleton, 64, motel manager, died on Wednesday, March 6, 2019 in Checotah. Service was held at 10:30 a.m. Saturday, March 9, 2019 at Calvary Baptist Church.

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