MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

March 29, 2014

Club news 03/30/14


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



Toastmasters

Toastmasters International's magazine has many interesting articles with stories from people in all types of careers. Some of the careers mentioned in the latest issue included a forensic expert who testifies in court throughout the United States, and a biomedical engineer and a secretary at Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC). No matter what your career, Toastmasters can provide important skills to improve your future.

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

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:

• March 21 — Jane Lopes and Betty Jordan first with a 77.6 percent game and Ann Kent and Ruth Sharpe second;

• March 24 — Ruth Sharpe and Betty Jordan were first, Ann Kent and Jane Lopes were second.

Friends of the

Murrell Home


The Friends of the Murrell Home will host their annual field trip at 8 a.m. April 12 to Fort Scott, Kansas. A chartered bus tour will explore some of the important sites related to the Murrell Home and the Civil War history in the Cherokee Nation. Fort Scott is a National Historic Site located in downtown Ft. Scott and is over a three hour bus ride from Park Hill. On our return we will stop at the Baxter Springs Heritage Center and Museum. Baxter Springs is the site where the Ft. Blair massacre of Union soldiers by Quantrill's Raiders occurred and the museum has excellent exhibits on their history.

The tour will return approximately 8:30 p.m. Cost for the program is $35.00 per person and includes admission to the historic sites and museums. Information packets will be provided and a relevant video shown on the bus. You are responsible for your own meals and snacks. Major credit cards are accepted for the trip. All sales are final, but tickets are transferable. Information and reservations: Murrell Home at (918) 456-2751 or at murrellhome@okhistory.org.



Fort Gibson Genealogy and Historical Society

The Fort Gibson Genealogy and Historical Society will have the April meeting on April 7. Members are asked to meet at the United Methodist Church at 5:45 p.m. and caravan to Fort Gibson Intermediate Elementary building for a presentation of an enrichment class about Fort Gibson by Kelley Cooks's class. Please come and see what the class has learned about genealogy. Information: Marcia Elliott at (918) 478-3345.



Muskogee Civitan Club

The Muskogee Civitan Club will meet at noon Tuesday at the Civitan Clubhouse. The speaker will be Ann Livingston, area director for the healthcare district. A garage sale will be held from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. April 4 and 5 at Civitan Park. Proceeds from the sale are going to purchase canopies for the playground equipment. Items can be dropped off from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 1, 2 and 3 at Civitan Park.



NABVETS

The National Association of Black Veterans will meet at 1 p.m. Saturday in the Martin Luther King Center, 627 N. Third. The meeting will focus on reorganization and solicitation of members. All black veterans are urged to attend as we are needing your input.



New Century Club

The New Century Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday in the home of Linda Foster. Suzanne Jobe will review “Joseph Anton: A Memoir” by Salman Rushdie. Hostesses will be Linda Foster and Dorothy Bliss.