114 Years Ago Checotah Enquirer Friday, May 7, 1909
WAR, MONEY AND INTEREST
The secretary of the Peace Congress has compiled and published some rather startling statistics about war, war debt and interest charges upon militarism. He claims that since authentic history was written that 15 billion men have been killed in war and about 14 million men were killed during the 19th century.
He shows that the debt of the nations which claim to be “world powers” is now 35 billion and that it takes 1 billion per year to pay interest upon debts properly chargeable to war and militarism.
On May 3, 1909, one light bay mare pony, branded TL on left shoulder, and has a little white spot on forehead. Owner may have same by paying for this notice.
Methodist Ladies meet The Methodist Ladies’ Aide Society met with Mrs. E. H. Puryear Wednesday afternoon with 12 members present.
Refreshments were served at the close of the meeting.
100 Years Ago McIntosh County Democrat Thursday, April 26, 1923
BARBECUE AND DANCE
On Monday, May 7, Checotah will have a brand new mayor in the person of Colonel A.C. Sanders and a program of festivities and ceremonies has been arranged for that day.
Former Checotah Lady Injured Mrs. R. W. Brice is in the city hospital of Okmulgee suffering from a fracture of the hip, the result of an automobile accident on the Okmulgee-Morris Road.
Extra Levy Carried
Although only a very small vote was cast in Tuesday’s election for an additional levy for the maintenance of the Checotah schools, the sentiment expressed demonstrated that the citizens are behind the schools.
75 Years Ago McIntosh County Democrat Thursday, April 8, 1948
Eufaula Reservoir Funds Approved
The senate civil functions appropriations subcommittee has approved tentatively $1 million for the Eufaula reservoir, Senator Elmer Thomas announced this week.
The house, in passing the civil function bill three weeks ago, allowed no funds for the Eufaula project on the Canadian river for the 12 months beginning July 1.
The budget bureau had asked for $3 million.
RED CROSS MAY SPEND $40,000 IN STORM AREA Rehabilitation work in McIntosh county following the recent twister which devastated vast sections of the county, will cost the Red Cross approximately $41,000, it was declared this week by Miss Elizabeth Gernes, case worker.
She said that all emergency needs had been met, but urged all who suffered losses in the tornado to register with the Red Cross in Eufaula.
Population Drop Costly to Schools McIntosh county will lose one rural school and six teachers next year due to a drop in rural populations, according to Paul Toon, county superintendent of schools.
Redbird school in the southeast corner of the county will close unless the board of trustees takes action. The school’s attendance has been under the daily minimum average of 13.
50 Years Ago McIntosh County Democrat Thursday, April 12, 1973
Checotah Man Killed In Crash
A young Checotah man died Monday as the result of injuries he sustained in a Sunday afternoon traffic accident south of here on U.S. 64. His was the second death from that crash.
Governor Officially Opens Interstate 40 At Warner
The opening of the final portion of I-40 leaves only one section of rural interstate under construction, a stretch of I-40 from west of Sayre to the Texas border.
The April 7 opening was held at the interchange between I-40 and SH 7 near Warner.
Gov. David Hall and Highway Commissioner D.K. Swon were among the dignitaries at the opening.
Rodeo Club Sets Plans For Summer
The Checotah Round-up Club held its regular monthly meeting Tuesday, April 3 1973, at the Agriculture Building and announced plans for the summer.
25 years ago McIntosh County Democrat Thursday, April 9, 1998
Many of State’s Kids Living In Poverty
According to a recent report released by the Oklahoma Institute for Child Advocacy, child poverty in Oklahoma has increased more than 50 percent since 1980.
Annual Hobo Dinner Planned For April 18 On Saturday, April 18, hobos and other Checotah pioneers will again converge on the Katy Depot for the 11th annual free stew and cornbread dinner and pie auction.
Sponsored by the Checotah Landmark Preservation Society which owns the 1890 station, the 6 o’clock party has become a local rite of spring marking the depot’s reopening as a tourist information center housing historic area artifacts.
Annual Jeremy McKeen Memorial Junior Rodeo To Be Held April 17-18 The Checotah Round-Up Club will be hosting the third annual Jeremy McKeen Memorial Junior Rodeo on April 17 and 18 at the new covered arena located one and one-half miles east of Checotah on Highway 266.