Mary Lou Perry, 75

Born August 7, 1943

Died December 15, 2018

Homer Roy Downey, 67

Born May 23, 1951

Died December 13, 2018

Samuel Burks, 68

Born November 18, 1950

Died December 13, 2018

Gordon L. Laster Sr, 84

Born July 26, 1934

Died December 13, 2018

Linda Gail (Berkenbile) Snipes, 71

Born February 18, 1947

Died December 13, 2018


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


Saturday, December 15

Muskogee Christmas Parade
The Magic of Michael Grandinetti
Wreath-Laying at Fort Gibson National Cemetery
Interested Cookies with Santa
Fur Babies Adoptions and Rescue Adoption Event
Pay off your Mortgage in 5-7 Years and save over $100,000* in Interest -...
Christmas at The Roxy
MPHC Holiday Game Night Fundraiser
Escort Wreaths Across America
Underwood Christmas Open House
Oklahoma Kids!

Sunday, December 16

Santa's Reindeer Visit

Wednesday, September 26, 2018, 10:19 AM

The parents of a little girl whose face was cut and broken at Muskogee’s Champions Daycare got nowhere in a scheduled meeting with DHS yesterday, looking for answers.

DHS often sends children to Champions Daycare, and would have to find other arrangements if the daycare was shut down.

“This non-meeting was a joke. DHS refused to answer any of the parents’ questions,” the family’s attorney, Steve Money said. “The parents are not being investigated; they are victims, and are entitled to the information about their child. I literally asked why (Susan McComb of DHS) called the meeting if she wasn’t going to tell them anything. The meeting lasted about eight minutes because it was clear Ms. McComb was stonewalling as has been the case since this tragedy occurred.”

The parents, State Rep. Avery Frix and Oklahoma Speaker of the House Charles McCall have urged more investigation of the daycare — as have two doctors who said earlier that it was not possible for the girl’s injuries to have resulted from the story the daycare told authorities. DHS continues to refuse to re-investigate or release information in the case.

“The history of complaints is on the DHS website and just a few days ago you could see that DHS initially found the complaint ‘substantiated,' but the letter to the parents now says the neglect was ‘unsubstantiated’,” Money said. “You can’t have it both ways. I think there is an incestuous relationship between DHS and Champions and the DHS is covering for them. We’re going to find out.”