McIntosh County Democrat (Newspaper) - January 2, 1986, Checotah, Oklahoma Mcintosh County TWELVE PAGES JANUARY 2. 1986 NEWS VOL. DEMOCRAT VOL. 79. Webbers Falls Show Increase Oct. Retail Sales Down photo By Don Campbell The old MKT a Checotah has been purchased by the Checotah Landmark Preservation Society and will be moved to a new site near the Highway 69/266 intersection in the near future where it will be used as a Katy Depot Closer To Move To West Side Museum Site OKLAHOMA CITY - October retail sales netted a total in city sales taxes returned to 446 cities and towns according to the December distribution report of the Oklahoma Tax The 1985(' disbursement was down from the million returned to 441 municipalities the same month 6n9 year according to Harold W director of the Tax sales tax Looking at returns for the local both Checotah and Webbers Falls were up while Warner and Porum all took slight Checotah received from October 1984 sales and will gel for October 1985 Webbers Falls received for October 1984 sales and got for the same period in 1985. On the other side of the Eufaula dropped from in October 1984 to in October 1985. Warner fell from in October 1984 to in 1985. Porum fell from in 1984 to in 1985. Muskogee received from October 1984 sales but received only from October 1985 the Muskogee drop must be attributed to their going from a three percent tax rate in 1984 to a two percent rate in 1985. which collects on a three percent tax was up from in October 1984 to in October 1985. which also collects at three was up receiving for October 84 as compared to for October are still reflecting sluggish sales in the retail Dozier will be interesting to see how the returns fare in January and February as they will reflect the city sales taxes collected during the main Christmas buying months of November and he In county all based on a one percent sales tax a total of 13 counties shared in a disbursement with Alfalfa County receiving Atoka County Cherokee County Choctaw County Cotton County Craig County Greer County Harmon County Haskell County Muskogee County Nowata County Okmulgee County and County Effective Jan. 1986, businesses in Mayes will begin a percent county sales tax Of the 446 cities and towns on the this 33 received returns based on a one percent local 217 on a two percent 189 from three and seven from a four percent city sales CHECOTAH - Two developments this week have nudged the Checotah Landmark Preservation plan to the Katy depot a few more notches toward To avoid demolition of the of sale contracts and checks to the railroad by treasurer Gene Harrison filled purchase requirements the These include and other valuable for a ana release forms to who participate in the removal of the ' The is the donation .by renowned Indian artist and Hall of Fame member Woody Crumbo of his signed Flute to be used as a door Jan. 31, when the Society co-sponsors a performance of the one-man The The work of Robert the production in two the life of a principal architect of Oklahoma's constitution who became governor in 1931. Cost is being by Peoples National Bank as a civic benefit beginning the celebration of the 75th The formal print will be on display in the bank lobby beginning the week of Jan. 6. The Flute Dance is designed for individual and highlights music from a instrument of hallowed The flute was traditionally used by a a to relay messages in hostile and to attract attention of the spirit The dance also sometimes was a part of healing Officers of the group expressed pleasure at so significant a donation to aid in the depot which will eventually house of the Checotah area with special emphasis on railroad and A hear the of Highways 69 and 266 is being purchased by the The depot structure will be divided and moved to that site within 90 days by a crew headed by Leo C. D. Sharp is project chairman aiding in preparation of and exterior Clarence been chairman of the land acquisition committee and a group of interested citizens are signing a limited loan liability at the Peoples National Bank to assure working Overall cost of the completed project is estimated to be approximately including Lou donation has mailed a resume to possible at both individual and corporate Any gift to the is tax free and all donations are In Mayor Floyd and the City Council have pledged the city's help in running utility lines and working on access roads to the Shelly Smith To Be Cage Queen In Jan. Crowned Warner 1G Ceremonies WARNER - Warner High senior Shelly Smith has been named 1986 Basketball Homecoming Queen and will be at ceremonies set for Jan. 10 in the Warner High The wilt place at 6:15 preceeding the basketball games between Warner and Attendants selected include senior Charlene junior and Kristy sophomore Senior Brian crown and escort Queen Shelly while Miss escort will be Kelly Miss Stephens will be escorted by Clint Nichols and Miss Dillon will be escorted by Mark Miss Smith is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Smith and has been active in FHA for four years and now holds the office of Shelly is Student Council representative and was chosen Who's Who Among American High School Shelly is active in varsity track and Brian Miss Smith's is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Mike Brian is a Don Campbell In - School employees spent Monday and Tuesday of this week moving books and into the Middle Middle Frank Holmes said be held in the newly building beginning Thursday when Checotah scheduled to Christmas and New Year's holiday Middle received extensive August a truck loaded after in a traffic accident just south of the on WorH going so get building back in shape for Since school 8tart,6d in late classes have been held and sites lor Middle School member of the varsity basketball team and is baseball and Brian is also a member of the Spanish Tammy senior is the daughter of Mr. and member of FHA and currently holds the office of Tammy is on the Lady Eagle basketball team and was selected Muskogee County South guard her junior Kelly Tammy's is the son of Mr. and Mrs. Jim Kilpatrick and is a member of the Eagle basketball is active in and has been selected to Who's Who Among American High School Charlene the junior is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Charlene is a member 6f the Lady Eagle basketball team and was selected and in the recent Porum Charlene is secretary of the junior class and is active in Saturdays Scheduled CHECOTAH - Special Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8798 and Ladies will be sponsoring three from 10:00 a.m. to 4:00 Jan. 4,11 and 18th at the Checotah Wal-Mart Store at US 266 and 69. Volunteers will be helping provide information at a volunteer will be located inside the front door at the Wal-Mart State and National Special Olympics material will be available as well as. information on how you can help Oklahoma Special A part of an international program of physical sports training and athletic competition for mentally retarded children and Oklahoma Special Olympics sponsors 85 sports events a year with more than 18,000 A part of. an will also help introduce a Special fund raising promotion with Procter and Now through the end of 1986, Special Olympics in will be collecting 16-ounce Citrus Hill Select Frozen Concentrate Can to be redeemed for 25 cents Orange collection cannisters will be located in the Wal-Mart Store and other public retail If you are interested helping with or in collecting can contact VFW Post 8798, 689-5577 or 689-3425. For additional information Oklahoma Special Vivian Steele 1-800-722-9004. Clint Charlene's is I the son of James Nichols and Carolyn Clint is a member of the high school basketball team and is an algebra II award ' Kristy Dillon is the daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Ford Miss Dillon is of her class and a member oP the state honor Kristy is a member of the varsity basketball team and is active in % Mark Miss Dillon's is the son of Dr. and Mrs. John Mark is a member of the Eagle basketball is the student council treasurer and is vice president of his Destiny and Mrs. Randall Fields will serve as flower girl while Joshua son of Mr. and Mrs. Mitch Rogers will be robe J. B. son of Mr. Don will serve as crown By Don Campbell Queen Shelly will be crowned High Homecoming Basketball Queen in ceremonies on Jan. 10. With Queen Shelly from sophomore attendant Kristy junior attendant Charlene Stephens and senior attendant Tammy Dr. Yar To Resume Practice In January EUFAULA - Dr. Samie Yar will be returning to active practice on Jan. 15, 1986. He has been recuperating from an allergic reaction that happened from a routine vaccination before operating on a patient who had Dr. Yar has a good surgical and general practice at his to the hospital Dr. Yar is starting his seventh year here in After coming from Tulsa in he and his family have made home here and have a part of the Along with Dr. who assists in the Johnson is and Blair is Physician's Dr. Yar is eager to return to his practice and to thank his patients who have been understanding during his convalescent His office hours are Monday 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. There will be an Open House reception for Dr. Yar on Jan. 10, from 1 to 3 p.m. This Reception will be hosted by the Hospital Ladies For more Jim 689-2535.