Matthew Robert Elliott, 34

Born October 18, 1984

Died January 17, 2019

Alice Jean Ricketts-Culp, 91

Born July 15, 1927

Died January 16, 2019

Charlotte Jackson, 75

Born September 21, 1943

Died January 16, 2019


Our death notices and obits are always free to the families and funeral homes.


Sunday, January 20

Painting with Gwyn 3rd Sunday
Vision Board Workshop
Christian Life Class - Jonah - You Can't Outrun Grace

Monday, January 21

Dr. Martin Luther King Jr. - Parade & Celebration
Georgia-Pacific Playground - Ribbon Cutting Celebration
Antioch, The Temple of Hope
MIN 4523: American Indian Ministry Internship 2019
PS Academy Oklahoma Real Estate Pre-Licensing Course
Semi-Annual Clearance Sale
Act Like Men Study - Don't Waste Your Life

Tuesday, January 22

The Real Okie Movie Night Presents, Pretty in Pink!
National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week®- Awareness Campaign
LiveLoveCycle Indoor Training
Semi-Annual Clearance Sale

Wednesday, January 9, 2019, 8:37 AM

Jacob Mar, 27, of Checotah was hurt around 5 p.m. yesterday after the 1994 Oldsmobile Cutlass he was driving collided head-on with a 2009 Chevrolet Suburban driven by Marlene Blue, 55, also of Checotah, according to the Oklahoma Highway Patrol.

The wreck, which happened two miles west of Checotah at the intersection of Business 69 and 1090 Road, occurred when Mar was passing a northbound vehicle on the highway and struck Blue, according to the patrol. Mar was pinned in his vehicle for 20 minutes before being freed by the Checotah Fire Department cutting him out of the car. Blue was also pinned for the same amount of time and was freed with a crowbar.

Mar was flown by helicopter to Saint John’s Hospital in Tulsa, where he was admitted with trunk and head injuries. Blue and an unidentified juvenile passenger were transferred to Saint Francis Hospital in Muskogee, where they were treated and released.

Improper passing was cited as the cause of the wreck.