, Muskogee, OK

March 1, 2014

Club news 03/02/14

Club News runs on Sundays. The deadline for Club News is noon Wednesday.

New Century Club

The New Century Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday in the home of Chrissie Wagner. “Eighty Days: Nellie Bly and Elizabeth Bisland’s History Making Race around the World” by Matthew Goodman, will reviewed by Wagner. Hostesses will be Betsy Kennedy and Chrissie Wagner.

Muskogee Civitan Club

The Muskogee Civitan Club is honoring local clergy during its Tuesday meeting. Malcolm Moore, president of the club, said the club will recognize clergy of all faiths during its meeting at noon on Tuesday at Grace Episcopal Church.

Special guests will include Franklin Willis and Mayor Bob Coburn.

Civitan is a worldwide civic service organization. Its purpose is to provide its members with opportunities for personal and professional development while providing service to the community.

Information: (918) 682-3947.

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 you are interested in playing or learning to play duplicate bridge, call Ann Kent at (918) 682-3098, Mary Smith at (918) 682-2605, or Sandy Cole at (918) 684-9002.

Recent winners:

• Feb. 19 — Mary Byers and Doris Taylor, first; and Anice Chance and Helen Richmond, second.

• Feb. 21 — Carol Ketchum and Joan Chapman, first; and Jane Lopes and Betty Jordan, second.

• Feb. 24 — Mary Smith and Ralph Parker, first; and Linda Stearns and Norma Kolmer, second.

On Monday there will be a game for all players who are over 55 by Dec. 31, 2013. Everyone is invited to attend with their favorite partner. Cost is $2. April 7 and 11 will be STaC games for extra points, silver if winning in district race.

Fort Gibson Genealogy and Historical Society

The Fort Gibson Genealogy and Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Monday at the United Methodist Church for its monthly meeting. Richard Carr will be speaking on the subject “The History of Soda Pop.”

The meal will be casseroles and desserts.

Because of the bad weather, the February meeting was canceled. There was no meeting in January, so there will be some club business to take care of.

If you are interested in doing some research on your family tree, drop by the meeting and you can get some assistance.

For a ride or information, contact Marcia Elliott at (918) 478-3345 or Mable Taylor at (918) 478-3845.

Muskogee New

Friends Club

Upcoming events:

• Wednesday — 11:30 a.m., Brownbaggers Lunch meet at Pat Adam’s. Afterwards begin Chickenfoot games. Dessert and coffee will be provided. Information: (918) 687-573.

• Thursday — Blood Drive at Civic Center. Call Dee Paige (918) 680-0087 to volunteer.

• Friday — 10 a.m., Board of Directors’ meeting at 720 W. Broadway, all officers must attend. Call Sue Bishop (918) 685-0764 if unable to attend.

• March 10 — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Happy Quilters meet at St. Paul’s Methodist Church. Hamburgers from Boom-a-Rang diner for lunch. We’ve started another quilt and we’ll work on it or individual projects.

• March 14 — 11 a.m., General Meeting, annual potato luncheon. Potatoes and condiments will be provided. Each member attending should bring a salad of dessert.

Books Sandwiched In

At 11:30 a.m. March 12, retired educator Betty Barrett will review the book “Orphan Train” by novelist Christina Baker Kline. The book recalls the orphan trains that ran regularly from the cities of the East Coast to the farmlands of the Midwest, carrying thousands of abandoned children whose fates would be determined by luck or chance.

“I was so moved by this book,” Barrett said in a media release. “The characters of Molly and Vivian are brave, difficult, true hearted women. Join me at Book Sandwiched In and we will journey with them through a story of heartbreak and history.”

Lunch will be served by The Methodist Women and costs $3.