DEATHS

Terry G. Rolland, 62

Born April 9, 1957

Died October 18, 2019

Emma Lee Bankhead, 86

Born April 14, 1933

Died October 17, 2019

Dorothy C. White, 90

Born December 8, 1928

Died October 16, 2019

Kenneth Kyle Pierce "KK", 54

Born May 1, 1965

Died October 16, 2019

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THINGS TO DO

Friday, October 18

Tai Chi for Better Balance
5th Annual Video Game Tournament
Halloween Dinner
Muskogee: Learn How to Start & Run a House Buying Business (No $ or Credit)
DNOW 2019
Coffee with CASA
Ahna Jennings
Papilion Pumpkin Celebration
Honor Heights Park Fall Night Hike

Saturday, October 19

Muskogee: Learn How to Start & Run a House Buying Business (No $ or Credit)
DNOW 2019
The Shakos/ Blackout/ Couch Naps/ and Esc Ctrl @The Rainbow
2019 Frightseeing Ft. Gibson BUS tour SOLD OUT
Household Pollutants Collection
Haunted History Tours
Family Fall Festival
Shayla Coplen
Food Pantry and Free Clothing!
AFGE Presents Coco

Sunday, October 20

New Christian Life Study
New Young Couples' Class Bible Study
Paint & Sip
Deacons and Widow Dinner

Friday, September 20, 2019, 6:50 AM

Over the course of the last 12 months, two Muskogee children have been injured in incidents at Muskogee daycare centers. At The Champions Day Care, a six-year-old suffered facial injuries and head fractures in an incident where the daycare blamed another child but DHS found the daycare deficient — and then withdrew that finding after it became clear the agency would not longer be able to send children there. At Oak Tree Academy, a 13-month-old child was abused by a worker on camera.

Attorneys for the families involved in those cases issued a joint statement late yesterday praising State Rep. Avery Frix of Muskogee, who has asked DHS to require cameras at all daycare centers.

“On behalf of Julie Robinson and Hannah Long, whose babies were unimaginably injured while they were in the complete care of two different Muskogee daycares, I would like to thank Representative Frix for listening to his constituents and taking this important first step,” said attorney Rusty Smith, who represents the family from Oak Tree. “In 2019, cameras are everywhere. The utility and usefulness of a thorough, comprehensive law requiring cameras in every daycare cannot be overstated or rationally opposed. It just makes sense, especially considering the fact that so many of us entrust our babies and toddlers to these facilities for daily care.”

Frix said requiring DHS-licensed daycares to have cameras would benefit families, children and daycare workers, because video evidence does not need to rely on people’s memories.

“If all daycares would be required by law to have working cameras in them at all times, it just creates objectivity,” attorney Steve Money, who represents the family from the Champion Daycare incident with Smith, said. “Whether there’s a questionable situation arise or not, it seems to me that such a law would benefit not only the children and their families, but also serve as a guidepost for the facilities themselves. I applaud Representative Frix for responding to the concerned citizens of his district.”

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