DEATHS

Gary Michael "Mike" Rogers II, 49

Born July 15, 1969

Died August 18, 2018

Rochelle Marie Thomas, 62

Born February 5, 1956

Died May 24, 2018

Hattie Coleman, 95

Born September 4, 1922

Died May 23, 2018

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THINGS TO DO

Friday, May 25

Muskogee High School graduation
USS Runner Special Event

Saturday, May 26

David Cargill and John Simpson play

Sunday, May 27

Stevens Family at Cornerstone Church
Oklahoma Handgun Carry Course

Monday, May 7, 2018, 8:34 AM

Rea Lynn Lake

Rea Lynn Lake has been charged with a felony of fraudulently receiving child welfare payments to the tune of $18,738.90 by failing to report her live-in boyfriend’s income when applying for and renewing child care benefits, according to documents filed in Muskogee County District Court.

The investigation into her status came when two of her supervisors at DHS, where she was employed as a child welfare worker, overheard her saying she “didn’t have to lie anymore” to receive child care subsidies. Her boyfriend reported her address as his own, opened utility accounts in his name and signed the lease during the period where she reported to DHS that she was living alone with her four children in order to receive the benefits, the case states.

Benefit recipients are required by law to report the incomes of other adults living in the household when applying for benefits.

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