, Muskogee, OK

May 19, 2013

Club news 05.19.13

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

Beta Sigma Phi

Omicron Eta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met May 7 in the home of Pat Lee for its regular meeting and annual birthday party.

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.

Marion Kelley was introduced to members and requested a transfer to Omicron Eta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi along with her daughter Misty.

After a short business meeting the incoming officers were installed: President Thelma Terrill, Vice President Debbie Schrader, Secretary Kathleen McCaslin and Treasurer Laura Roets.

After the business meeting, members ate cake and ice cream. Secret sSisters exchanged gifts and revealed who their secret sister for the year was.

The Communication Chairperson will notify members of the next meeting.

Wagoner Library Friends

Wagoner Library Friends will have its Books At Noon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, 205 N. Main.

The speaker will be Bill Wetterman, author of several books, short stories, member of writers’ and critique groups. His book “Room 1515” won first place in the Mystery, Suspense, Thriller category at the Oklahoma Writers’ Federation Conference in 2011.

McIntosh County Retired Educators

The Oklahoma Retired Educators state convention was Friday in Tulsa at the Renaissance Hotel. McIntosh County members were represented by Jim and Betty Barrett and State Rep. Ed Cannady.

Barrett and Imogene Duvall collected donations and made four baskets for the auction to be held at the state convention. Local support came from Scentsy consultant, Jenny Duvall, and from Sandy Chronister owner of Accent Floral.

The group met at the Jim Lucas Library in Checotah on May 10. Cannaday, D-Porum, spoke to the group concerning education legislation and its possible effect on retirees in Oklahoma. The presentation was followed by an end of school term party with pizza and brownies served by Imogene Duvall.

The group will not meet again until Sept. 6.

All retired school personnel in McIntosh County and surrounding areas are encouraged to attend.

Information: Nettie Seale, (918) 473-7763.

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:

• May 8 — Renee Tyrrell and Bill Porter, first; and Mary Hoover and Minnie Sheffield tied with Sandy Cole and Santa McWilliams for second.

• May 10 — Betty Jordan and Jane Lopes, first; Ruth Sharpe and Ann Kent, second; Norma Kolmer and Linda Stearnes, third, in a four-table play

• May 13 — Betty Jordan and Bill Porter, first; and Ruth Sharpe and Bonnie Jennings, second, in a three-table play.

There will be STaC games for silver points on June 10 and June 15. The cost will be $ 3 per person per game.


In addition to making speeches, Toastmasters celebrate achievements of members. In the last Toastmasters meeting, Dr. Jack Janway presented Rhonda Lee with certificate of recognition for preparing news releases for the club.

Toastmasters meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month at Three Rivers Museum, 220 Elgin. The next meeting will be Tuesday. Visitors are welcome.

Books Sandwiched In

The Muskogee Friends of the Library will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Muskogee Public Library for the Books Sandwiched In program. The guest speaker will be Jonita Mullins, a local columnist who will review the book “Kate Barnard: Oklahoma Good Angel” by Bob Burke and Glenda Carlile. Like Alice Robertson, she was a pioneer woman in Oklahoma politics and played an important role in the early development of the state.

Mullins is an author, columnist, and historian who works for historic interpretation, community development, historic preservation and heritage tourism in our community of Muskogee. She writes a weekly column on area history for the Muskogee Phoenix and is the winner of the Distinguished Editorial Service Award from the Oklahoma Heritage Association. Her latest book is titled “Journey to an Untamed Land.” It is a novel that recounts the story of the first missionaries in Oklahoma. It will be released this fall.

A sandwich lunch will be served with dessert and drink for $3. A business meeting will be held to elect a new treasurer conducted by Susan Asquith, president. Guests are welcome and may become members for $5 a year.

Antiques and Collectibles Club

The Muskogee Antiques and Collectible Club will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Church of Christ, 3507 Chandler Road. Please note change of date and location because of Memorial Day.

The program will be given by Richard Carr on the history of soda bottles from the 1850s foward. He will have many examples of bottles, including ones from Indian Territory and early Oklahoma.

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

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