, Muskogee, OK

January 11, 2014

Club news 01/12/14

Club news runs on Sundays. The deadline for club news is noon Wednesday.


Contemporary Club

The Contemporary Club will host a social hour from 6 to 9 p.m. Jan. 24 at the Grace Episcopal’s church parlor, 218 N. Sixth St.

The average age group is 21-39. Discuss the latest events over drinks and hors d’eouvres

Child care and snacks provided in the playroom for those with children.

The Contemporary Club meets on the fourth Friday of each month simply to engage in social interaction.

The purpose is to exchange ideas, discuss events and share knowledge about a multitude of issues that are relevant to our daily lives

The goal is to have fun, but the by-product is a sense of fellowship, a spirit of community, the development of long-term relationships and social networks, new opportunities, and to experience educational and spiritual enlightenment

Everyone is welcome.

Checotah Friends

of the Library

Retired educator Wilmatine Griffin will facilitate two upcoming programs at the Jim Lucas Checotah Public Library.

The library monthly book club will meet to discuss the award winning biography “Unbroken” by Laura Hillenbrand at 2 p.m. Thursday. At. 6 p.m. Jan. 20, experienced and new writers are invited to the library to share and refine their writing skills.

Tahlequah Aglow Community Lighthouse

Jeannie Fay, president of Tahlequah Aglow Community Lighthouse, is the guest speaker at the club’s next meeting at 6 p.m. for dinner and 7 p.m. for the meeting on Thursday.

Fay has had a varied business background, from owning her own store, to working at Focus on the Family. She currently works for BancFirst.

The club meets the third Thursday of the month at Napoli’s Italian Restaurant, 901 S. Muskogee Avenue in Tahlequah. Everyone is welcome.

Information: Jeannie, (918) 316-1097.

Keystone Study Club

Keystone Study Club will meet Monday in the home of Charlotte Crank.

Ann Kent will give the program, with current events by Kuykendall, Lopes and Matthews.

Muskogee New Friends

Upcoming events:

• Monday — Happy Quilters will meet at 10 a.m. at St. Paul Methodist. If you have a project to work on, please bring it, we will make a decision concerning our pattern for this year’s quilt. There will be a Boomarang hamburger run at noon.

• Jan. 24 — Cowboy’s buffet lunch and games. Everyone knows the requirements, make reservations; cancel if need be or pay; be there on time.

Muskogee County Retired Educators

Muskogee County Retired Educators will meet at 1:30 p.m. Friday at the Muskogee Art Guild, 315 Court.

The Genealogy Department at the Muskogee Library will present the program. Shirley Miller will give the devotion, and Jean Williams will provide refreshments.

Come join your fellow educators in fellowship.

Daughters of the American Revolution

The Muskogee Indian Territory Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will meet at 12:30 p.m. Saturday in the DAR meeting room in the Lucy Peters Room at Bacone College Campus.

Lunch will be served at 12:30 p.m. Business meeting at 1 p.m.

There will be a board meeting at 10:30 a.m.

The program will be given by Sue Tolbert on the one-room schoolhouse.

DAR was founded in 1890 and headquartered in Washington, D.C., is a non-political Volunteer women’s service organization dedicated to promoting patriotism, preserving American history, and securing America’s future through better education for children. Visitors welcome.

Information: (918) 348-2397.

Muskogee Garden Club

The Muskogee Garden Club will meet at 9:30 a.m. on Thursday at the Kiwanis Senior Citizens Center, 110 Spaulding Blvd.

Coffee and social time will precede the business meeting and program. Hostesses are Jan Ward, Jon Stoodley and Clara Sheffield.

Program for the meeting will be a round-table discussion — “Plants Etcetera,” with Martha Stoodley facilitating.

There also will be a discussion of the 2014 Daffodil Day Project, scheduled for March 29 at the Thomas Foreman Home.

Information: Oyana Wilson, (918) 683-5380.


World Class Speakers elected two new officers to fill the vacancy left by one of the club’s former members. Patrice Johnson was elected treasurer and Angela Martindale was elected secretary.

Toastmasters meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. the first and third Tuesday of the month at Three Rivers Museum, 220 Elgin.


New Century Club

The New Century Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday in the parlor of Bethany Presbyterian Church.

Delia Brown will review “My Name is Jodi Williams: A Vermont Girl’s Winding Path to the Nobel Peace Prize” by Jodi Williams and Eva Esler.

Hostesses will be Virginia Keeling and Ann Ong.

Three Rivers History Explorers

Marjorie Barton will be at the Three Rivers Museum to speak to the Three Rivers History Explorers about her ongoing research into the history of the Works Progress Administration, as well as her book, “Leaning on a Legacy: the WPA in Oklahoma.”

The presentation takes place at 6:30 p.m. Jan. 28. The program will include an exhibit of Barton’s numerous photographs of WPA structures and WPA artifacts in the archives of the Three Rivers Museum.

“Leaning on a Legacy” will be available for purchase and signing at the event. The book includes approximately 200 photos. While it focuses on Oklahoma, the book also provides a picture of the WPA program nationwide.

Barton was born in Oklahoma and spent her early years here. Barton has been a public school teacher, writer and newspaper publisher. A child of the Great Depression, she has been researching the WPA all over the West for more than a decade and is currently working on several other books.

The Three Rivers History Explorers meet at 6:30 p.m. on the last Tuesday of each month at Three Rivers Museum 220 Elgin, Muskogee.

The programs are free and the public is welcome.

Information:, (918) 686-6624.