, Muskogee, OK

March 23, 2013

Club news 03.24.13

— Club news runs on Sundays. Deadline for club news is noon Wednesday.

Keystone Study Club

The Keystone Study Club will meet Monday at McEntees with Jane Lopes as hostess. Judy Chritchfield will present the program and current events will be given by Barbara Newel, Sandy Rosson and Martha Stoodley.

Green Country Duplicate Bridge

Green Country Duplicate Bridge meets at 12:30 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Kiwanis Senior Citizens Center, 119 Spaulding Blvd. Newcomers are welcome. If interested in playing or learning to play duplicate bridge contact Ann Kent at (918) 682-3098, Mary Smith at (918) 682-2605, or Sandy Cole at (918) 684-9002.

Recent winners:

• March 15 — First place, Renee Tyrrell and Linda Stearns; second place, Ann Kent and Ruth Sharpe; and a tie for third between Pam Coonce and Becky Powers as well as Norma Kolmer and Dave Murdock and Carol Ketchum and Joan Chapman.

• March 18 — Joan Chapman and Carol Kethcum won three rounds of a team play. Mary Smith and Ralph Parker, Jane Lopes and Ann Kent, and Ruth Sharpe and Fran Martin each won one round.

March 13 game was cancelled because of illnesses.

Veterans Job Club

A Veterans Job Club meeting is scheduled for 10 a.m. Wednesday at the Muskogee Workforce Center, 717 S. 32nd St.

Job Club meetings are held on the fourth Wednesday of every month. The primary focus of the meeting is to provide a face-to-face information, sharing opportunity between unemployed veterans and local business owners and/or hiring officials who are currently seeking Veterans to hire into their current vacancies. The guest speakers are not only looking for current employees, but they also provide veterans information specific to their process for application formats, qualification and skill requirements and desired resume formats so they can be better prepared for future job opportunities with that business or company.

Secondary to obtaining employment veterans, it is a format for veterans to get together and discuss a wide variety of topics such as building a resume, how to dress for success, improving  interviewing skills and veteran benefits and education opportunities, all directed to the main goal of gainful, meaningful employment for veterans.

Information: Ryan Davis, (918) 682-3364, Ext. 233.


Toastmaster members learn to improve critical thinking skills as speeches are prepared and learn to participate in the evaluation of speeches. If you would like to learn ways to think more critically as you make decisions throughout your week, consider visiting a Toastmasters meeting.

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

The next meeting is April 2. On April 16, Toastmasters will have a “meet and greet” during its regular meeting to encourage new members. Wine and cheese will be served.

Muskogee Friends of the Library

The Muskogee Friends of the Library, Books Sandwiched In program will be at 11:30 a.m. on Wednesday at the Muskogee Public Library. The guest speaker will be Janis Cramer, who is a retired Oklahoma creative writing teacher. Cramer has begun publishing her own portfolio of writings with titles such as “Kissy Kay,” “2001, A Gorilla Odyssey,” and “Happy Bottom.” Her writings reflect her experiences of growing up in Muskogee in the 1950s. Each memory she writes about shows the way her life was at the time including the time she met Bob Dylan or when she climbed up a mountain in Rwanda to see gorillas.

The sandwich lunch will begin at 11:30 a.m. with a drink and dessert for $3. A small business meeting will be conducted by Susan Asquith, president. Members are urged to attend and bring a guest.

Tulsa Retrievers Club

The Tulsa Retrievers Club is holding Masters A&B and Junior A trials at The Canebrake in Wagoner this Friday, Saturday and Sunday. With more than 300 dogs scheduled to participate, the event is drawing registrants from several states. Trials begin daily at 8 a.m. and are open to the public.

Information: or (918) 485-1810.

Beta Sigma Phi

Omicron Eta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met March 12 in the home of Martha Tuteral for its March meeting.

The meeting was called to order by President Martha Tuteral with members reciting the opening ritual. The minutes of the previous meeting and the treasurer’s report were read and approved.

After a short business meeting, members voted for the Chapter’s Woman of the Year. The lady selected will be honored at the April meeting.

Members will meet at the home of Debbie Schrader at 6:30 p.m. April 2 for the April meeting. She will host a dinner in honor of Founders Day.

The guest speaker for the evening was Dr. J. Rogers. She is director of Integrity Pathways, which serves all special needs from birth to end of life.

Rogers volunteers at Hope For Kids Outreach Program that works with children with autism and those that are developmental challenged. She also does counseling and contacts with the school system. Rogers has 25 employees.

The communication chairperson will notify members of any changes for the April meeting.

Muskogee Antiques and Collectibles Club

The Muskogee Antiques and Collectible Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Muskogee Public Library.

The guest speaker will be Liz McMahan of Wagoner. She is a past president of the Wagoner Historical Society and was a reporter for several area newpapers and has written about this region of Oklahoma a great deal.

Everyone is invited to bring items for who and tell. Refreshments will be served.

Information: Betsy Edwards, (918) 683-1908.