, Muskogee, OK

April 20, 2013

Club news — 04.21.13

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


Chapter B of PEO will meet Tuesday at the home of Sarah Coburn-Rothemels. Sarah will give a musical program. Each member is to bring a salad to share. We will meet at 10 a.m. at the turnpike McDonald’s and caravan together.

New Friends

The Muskogee New Friends announce their coming activities schedule:

• April 26 — 11:15 a.m. meet at Cowboy’s for lunch and games. Call Dorothy Pack for bridge, (918) 682-2030; call Pat Lattie for dominoes, (918) 682-1704. Reservations are a must. Cancel by April 25 or you must pay for lunch.

• May 1 — Red Cross Blood Drive. Call Pat Adams to volunteer. We wish to give a great big thank you to all of the ladies who have so consistently and willingly volunteered their time to help with this worthy project, not only for this year but for all of the years that New Friends has been helping out.

• May 3 — 10 a.m. board meeting. Meet at Odd Fellows. All incoming and outgoing officers are asked to attend to give and receive instructions for accomplishing the duties for each position.

• May 10 — 11:30 a.m. general meeting. Meet at Odd Fellows for installation luncheon. Bring your best casserole, salad or dessert to contribute to our feast.

New Friends would like to take this opportunity to invite anyone who is new to our community, or who would like to come visit with us, to come to this luncheon and meet our new officers for the coming year, and perhaps get involved in some of our activities and make some “new friends.”

Library Friends

The Muskogee Friends of the Library will meet at 11:30 Wednesday at the Muskogee Public Library. The host for the meeting is the library staff, which will also furnish the meal.

“Pirate Stories and Songs” will be the program, with narration and singing by Donald Nichols. Celebrating with games and treasures will keep the audience busy and entertained by the library staff, which wishes to thank the Book Sandwiched In members for their support during the year.

Keystone Study Club

The Keystone Study Club will meet at 1 p.m. Monday in the home of Nan Glenn. The program will be presented by Pat Acebo, with current events by Nancy Wilkinson, Pat Acebo and Carol Cole.

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:

• April 10 — Janice Chance and Helen Richmond, first; Renee Tyrrell and Bill Porter, second; and Mary Hoover and Minnie Sheffield, third.

• April 12 — Joan Chapman and Carol Ketchum, first; Alice Barham and Marcia Robinson, second; and Linda Stearnes and Norma Kolmer, third.

• April 15 — Dave Murdock and Norma Kolmer, first; Bonnie Jennings and Ruth Sharpe, second.

Muskogee County Genealogical Society

Muskogee County Genealogical Society will have its monthly meeting at 6 p.m. Thursday in the Grant Foreman Room at the Muskogee Public Library.

The speaker will be Dr. Brad Agnew, a professor of history at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah. He will present a program on the Civil War in Oklahoma.

Agnew is a native Oklahoman whose family came to the Unassigned Land in 1889. Agnew spent four years in the Army, including a posting in Germany, then returned to the University of Oklahoma, where he received a master’s degree and a doctorate in history. He began his career at NSU in 1968 as a teacher and later was the director of the library, the chairman of the geography and history department, and the director of the master’s degree program in American Studies. His main area of historical research is Oklahoma and its people. He has written several books, articles and book reviews and the scripts for a half-dozen slide-tape and television documentaries.

The meeting is free. Guests are welcome.

Muskogee County Genealogical Society was established in 1983 to provide education and support to those interested in family history research. The society contributes to the Local History and Genealogy collection at the Muskogee Public Library and other genealogy and history related projects and is a member of the Federation of Genealogical Societies. It maintains a website of databases at:, providing material as well as research services in Muskogee and the surrounding area. Membership dues are $20 per year. For information: or (918) 682-6657.

Muskogee Antiques and Collectibles Club

The Muskogee Antiques and Collectible Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Chandler Road Church of Christ, 3507 Chandler Rd.

James Edwards will speak about early plastic model ship and aircraft kits.  

Participants are invited to bring items for show and tell.  Refreshments will be served.  For information, call Betsy Edwards at (918) 683-1908.



World Class Speaker Toastmasters Club had a great time at its last meeting. As a part of the membership drive, members had wine and cheese. Lindsey Williams, the area governor, spoke about one of his most embarrassing moments, which happened during a game of golf.

A special guest, Nita Beshears, presented her contest entry speech: “You Can Change the Fabric of Your Life.”

Six guests and potential members attended. Toastmasters is always looking for new members; please come to the next meeting.

 Toastmasters meetings are at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays at the Three Rivers Museum, 220 Elgin, in Muskogee. The next meeting will be May 7.