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


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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
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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

Thursday, October 25, 2018, 7:29 AM

The family of a girl severely injured at a Muskogee daycare have sued the daycare center.

The suit alleges that, on Aug. 9, the six-year-old girl arrived at Champions Daycare in good health “with her face and skull intact.” While at the daycare, the girl suffered “severe and perhaps permanently disfiguring wounds to her face.” The wounds include “a fractured orbital bone (the bone surrounding the eye), damage to roots of her teeth, contusion to the inside of her mouth and a severe disfiguring gash to her upper lip.”

The suit further alleges that Champions neglected to provide adequate supervision and that once they became aware of her injuries, they didn’t call 911. Instead, the daycare’s director, Opal Jimerson, transported the girl in her personal vehicle to an urgent care center.

The suit goes on to name the Department of Human Services (DHS), stating that it supervises and regulates the daycare, finding numerous violations of state rules for daycares, yet taking no disciplinary action against the daycare. Some of the violations included deficient supervision, an open gate where children could walk out into the street, a kitchen knife easily accessible by poorly-supervised children, an open mop bucked accessible to the children and uncertified or under-certified workers.

The day after the girl was injured, DHS found that Champions lacked adequate supervision. DHS later erased that opinion without explanation.

You can read the lawsuit here.