If you would like to list your meeting or event in the Community Area Calendar please email all the information to email@example.com or call 918473-2313 (office) or 479-422-4210 (cell). You may also mail the information to McIntosh County Democrat, 300 S. Broadway, Checotah, OK 74426. Include the event, time, place and contact information.
Lake Eufaula Disc Golf Alliance
Disc Golf League started Aug. 17 at Wetlands Disc Golf Course at 5:30 p.m. Each Thursday evening disc golfers will play 12 league rounds, one 18hole round per week. To sign up, call Curtis Hartshorn at 918-616-5967.
Oklahoma Retired Educators Association (OREA) to meet The McIntosh County Oklahoma Retired Educators Association (OREA) will hold their next meeting at 1 p.m., Friday, Sept. 15, at the Jim Lucas Checotah Public Library.
All surrounding area retired school personnel are invited and encouraged to attend this meeting. For more information please contact Imogene Duvall at 918-473-2781.
Special Bingo Fundraiser on Oct. 7
Special BINGO Fundraiser for Maci Britt and Katelynn West for National Cheer Saturday, Oct. 7 at Checotah Community Center, 611 N. Broadway.
Doors open at 5 p.m. Bingo starts at 6 p.m. Cards are $5 each or 3 for $10 – Bring your own daubers.
There will be special games and concession stand will be available.
GriefShare program in progress
GriefShare classes are now in progress at 6 p.m. on Wednesday evenings at the Checotah First Baptist Church. These coping classes will continue for several weeks on the same day and at the same time. This program is free and open to all who are grieving the death of a loved one.
Lions Club meets biweekly
The Checotah Lions Club general meetings are at noon on the 2nd and 4th Thursdays of each month. Lions meet at the First United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall and would like to invite others to come join the Lions Club and help serve your community. For more information contact Lion President Tony Fields at 918-617-2954.
Don’t forget about the 5th Annual Checotah Lions Club Charity Golf Tournament, on Friday, September 29 at Fountainhead Creek Golf Course.
Registration starts at 8 a.m. Shot Gun Start at 9 a.m.
Call Darren Armstrong at 918-577-1510 to sign up.
Texanna Lady Crafters
The Texanna Lady Crafters shop is located right across from Dawn’s Café on Texanna Road. Open Friday and Saturday from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Look for the Butterfly board and the little green alien in front of our store. Stop by and take a picture with your family. It’s free.
CLPS meetings/events at the Katy Depot
The Checotah Landmark Preservation Society conducts its monthly meeting the second Thursday of each month at 10 a.m. at the Katy Depot on Paul Carr Drive. Those interested in joining CLPS are encouraged to come. Volunteers are needed for Thursdays, Fridays and Saturdays. Contact Jerri Holder at 918-473-2070 for more information.
Heartland Heritage Museum & Gallery
The Heartland Heritage Museum and Gallery is full of activities and fun. From paint parties to selfguide tours in the gallery to various art classes for adults or children that can be scheduled.
Come join the Checotah Art Guild that meets on Tuesdays and Thursdays at the art gallery located at 116 N. Broadway. Contact Iris Park at 405-5703569 for more information.
Muscogee Nation Head Start accepting applications
The Muscogee (Creek) Nation Head Start is accepting applications for the 2023-2024 school year. There is no cost to families but the following documents are required: parent’s income verification; previous year’s income tax (front sheet only), pay stubs, W-2 form, TNF letter, SSI letter, SNAP documentation or statement from employer; child’s immunization record, medical card, citizenship card (if applicable) and birth certificate.
For more information call: 918-618-6220 (Eufaula); 918-473-0605 (Checotah); 918-732-7904 (Okmulgee); 918-296-0357 (Tulsa); 918-623-2000 (Okemah); 405-452-1180 (Wetumka).
Langston University Extension Market Gardening Classes
Last class October 19.
From 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. at 3 L Farms, 708 East A St., Rentiesville Topics: Soil preparation, Starting seeds and planting, Irrigation setup, Weed/Disease control, Harvesting and marketing, Canning and storage.
Call or email to register for classes. Contact Leonard Hill at 918-441-6214 or email firstname.lastname@example.org or
Micah Anderson at 405-476-6725 or email mande24@ langston.edu.
DAV McIntosh County Chapter #3 meets monthly
The DAV McIntosh County Chapter #3 meets the first Thursday of each month, at 11092 S. 4184 Rd., Checotah (1/2 mile west of Onapa Rd.) at 6:30 p.m. Come be a part of the Disabled American Veterans organization. For more information contact Andy Killingsworth at 918-781-9752.
Free clothing closet
The First Freewill Baptist Church has a free clothes closet that is open on Tuesdays and Thursdays from 2 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. If anyone needs clothing or would like to donate clothing, please stop by.
Green County Cattlewomen meets monthly
The Green County Cattlewomen meets the last Thursday of each month at 6 p.m. at Watson Farms Meat Market in Checotah. For more information or to join, call 918-616-2526.
Least of These Food Ministry has monthly distribution
The Least of These Food Ministry offers free grocery distributions to anyone in Checotah or the surrounding area who struggles with food insecurities. Participants must provide ID and proof of residency. Grocery distribution is the third Friday of each month at 2 p.m. at the First Assembly of God located at 401 N. Broadway.
Join the Chamber of Commerce General Meetings
The Checotah Chamber of Commerce General Meetings are held the second Tuesday of each month at noon at the First United Methodist Hall. All Chamber members are encouraged to come.
Finding Hope offers support
Finding Hope is a support group for loved ones who have been impacted by addiction. Find education and inspiration during meetings on the 1st and 3rd Mondays of the month at 6:30 p.m. at North Fork Baptist Church. Contact information: findinghopeeufaula@ gmail.com.
Free training for caregivers and services for seniors
Are you caring for someone 60 years of age or older and wanting to learn how to be a better caregiver? Get free “Caregiver Training” classes. Ask about respite vouchers.
Are you 60 years of age or older and need access to services such as meals, legal help, caregiver services, or transportation? Please contact the Area Agency on Aging- Outreach Program.For more info call the SENIOR INFO LINE at 1-800-211-2116.