Club news runs on Sundays. Deadline for club news is noon Wednesday.
Green Country Duplicate Bridge
Green Country Duplicate Bridge recent winners:
• May 4 — Carol Ketchum and Joan Chapman, first; Dave Murdock and Betty Jordan, second, and JoAnn Poirier and Lisa Poirier tied with Ruth Sharpe and Bonnie Jennings for third.
• May 7 — A two table Swiss team game was played with Ralph Parker and Dave Murdock; Ann Kent and Bonnie Jennings; Carol Chapman and Joan Chapman all tying for first.
The club meets at 12:30 p.m. each Monday, Wednesday and Friday at the Kiwanis Senior Citizens Center, 119 Spaulding Blvd. If interested in playing, call Ann Kent at (918) 682-3098.
Real Estate Professionals
The Muskogee Real Estate Professionals next meeting will be at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday at the Muskogee Library. Arvest is providing lunch, and Mayor Bob Coburn will be the guest speaker.
Muskogee Art Guild
The Muskogee Art Guild’s monthly meeting is at 1 p.m. Thursday at 315 Court St.. The program this month is on silversmithing, presented by Barbara and Polly Moore. Visitors are welcome.
We still have openings in the Summer Art Camp in June for children. Visit our web page www.muskogeeartguild.org for addition information about the classes and projects, or call Polly Moore at (918) 453-3244 or Linda Callaway at (918) 682-3038.
Beta Sigma Phi
Omicron Eta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met May 1 in the home of Martha Tuteral for its May meeting.
Members ate a pot luck meal before the meeting.
The program was in conjunction with Founders Day. Charlotte Watkins lit three yellow candles which represented Beta, Sigma, Phi, after which the members recited the opening ritual to open the meeting.
Dolores Seward gave a tribute to Walter Ross, who founded the Beta Sigma Phi Sorority on April 30, 1931, in Abilene, Kan. The Founders Day pledge was led by Alice Lowe. Martha Tuteral read a letter of greetings from Laura Ross Wingfield. She stated the new theme for the year is “You’re Among Friends.”
The minutes from the previous meeting were read and approved. The treasurer’s report was read and also approved.
Martha Tuteral was honored as Woman of The Year. Laura Roets presented her with a pin and statue.
The annual birthday party will be held at the home of Charlotte Watkins on May 22. Secret Sisters will be revealed at that time.
The June meeting will be June 5 in the McCaslin home. The communication chairperson will contact members of any changes.
Muskogee County Retired Educators
The Muskogee County Retired Educators will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. Friday at the Muskogee Art Guild, 315 Court St. The annual Necrology Program will be led by Dr. Virginia Schoats, Mary Wynn, Katherine Hendrix and Scotty Reed. Sherry Hamlin will give the devotional. The Golden Corral will cater lunch. Reservations for the lunch need to be made by Wednesday by calling Sharon Zawaski at (918) 687-1616. Members are encouraged to attend this meeting when we remember our deceased educators.
American Red Cross representative Ryan Hardaway will speak when the Kiwanis Club of Muskogee meets at noon Tuesday . The meeting will be at the training center Muskogee Community Hospital, 2900 N. Main St.
Keytone Study Club
Keytone Study Club will meet Monday in the home of Dianne Haralson. Dianne will be the book reviewer. Current events will be given by Freedman, Gibson, and Griffin.
St. Joseph Catholic Seniors
St. Joseph Catholic Seniors will hold its May meeting on May 24. The event is open to all members of St. Joseph Church 50 and up. Guests are welcome to attend.
A communion service will be at 12:10 p.m. in the Marian Chapel followed by a luncheon in the parish center. Hosts are Mary Ankrom, Patria Johnson, Al and Roxie Flusche. Fried chicken will be furnished by the organization. Those attending are asked to bring a complimentary side dish or dessert.
The installation ceremony will be conducted by Mary Ankrom. Officers for 2012-13 are co-chairs Al Flusche and Patria Johnson, treasurer Roxie Flusche, and secretary Rosemary Plunkett-Stith. Also on the agenda for discussion will be the June 28 picnic.
Tahlequah Rock & Mineral Society
The Tahlequah Rock & Mineral Society will have its monthly meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday at the Tahlequah Public Library. The group will have a short business meeting followed by a program given by some of its members on their recent trip to Enid and the Great Salt Plains to find selenite and other material.
Refresments will be served, and the public is invited.
Information: (918) 456-8198.
Wagoner County Historical Society
The Ellington family and its impact on Wagoner will be the program topic for a meeting at 6:30 p.m. May 21 of the Wagoner County Historical Society. The meeting will be at the Wagoner Pizza Hut and will begin with a dutch treat dinner.
Shirle Lamb Williams will talk about the Ellington family history and Jerry Hickman will show slides advertising Ellington Mercantile. The slides were recently loaned to the Wagoner City Historical Museum by Don Daniel of Muskogee.
They were shown during the days of silent movies while the reels were being changed.
The public is welcome at the meeting.
Let’s Talk About It
Let’s Talk About It, Oklahoma and the Connors State College library have teamed up to bring a series to the West Campus. Each session features a book from a chosen theme, and then various humanities scholars visits the campus to open discussion on the author, the context of the book and how it relates to the theme.
Connors State College scholars include:
• July 12 — Sara Richter from Oklahoma Panhandle State University School of Liberal Arts will be speaking about the book “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde.”
• Aug. 9 — Joyce Bender from Alva will be speaking about the book “Northanger Abbey.”
• Sept. 13 — William Hagen from Oklahoma Baptist University will be speaking about the books “Dracula” and “Salem’s Lot.”
• Oct. 11 — Kay Meyers from Oral Roberts University will be speaking about the book “Frankenstein.”
• Nov. 8 — Lewis Parkhill from Tishomingo will be speaking about the book “Mistress of Mellyn.”
Sessions will be held at 6:30 p.m. at the NSU Muskogee Conference Center at the Connors State College West Campus, 2400 W. Shawnee.
Muskogee New Friends
The Muskogee New Friends recently elected offiers for 2012-13.
The club was established more than 50 years ago to encourage newcomers to Muskogee to feel welcome and help them get acquainted with different activities around town.
Monthly meetings are the second Friday of each month at the Odd Fellows Hall at Broadway and Seventh streets.
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