, Muskogee, OK

March 16, 2013

Club news 03.17.13

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

Books At Noon

Wagoner Library Friends’ Books At Noon luncheon will be at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday at the First Presbyterian Church, 205 N. Main. Guest  author Gean Atkinson will speak and review his book “Bloodmoon at Cabin Creek,” a time-traveled story of the exploits of a Cherokee Confederate soldier in the Battle of Cabin Creek, which took place in 1864.

The luncheon will be sponsored by the Arts and Craft Literary Club. Cost is $3.

Three Rivers Photography Club

The Three Rivers Photography Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Monday at the Muskogee Art Guild. Bring your camera, manual and a tripod. We will be doing some outside shooting (weather permitting) or doing another class on getting to know your camera.

Muskogee Art Guild

The Muskogee Art Guild will have its monthly meeting at 1 p.m. Thursday at the Muskogee Art Guild. Jim Roaix and Monica Brown will conduct a demonstration on mosaic glass art. Visitors are welcome.

Muskogee Garden Club

The Muskogee Garden Club will meet at 6 p.m. on Thursday at Blossom’s Garden Center, 3012 E. Hancock St. Hostesses are Cindy Kane, Connie Stout, Donna Garrison, and Marilyn Hinshaw.

Owner Matthew Weatherbee will be speaker of the program, “What’s New for the Home Gardener.”

Discussion will include final plans for the March 23 Daffodil Day Tea at the Thomas Foreman Home. The hours of the tea are 10 a.m. to 2 p.m.

Nominations will also be taken for the club’s 2013-14 slate of officers. Vote for officers will take place at the April meeting.

Information: Oyana Wilson (918) 683-5380

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 interested in playing or learning to play duplicate bridge contact Ann Kent at (918) 682-3098, Mary Smith at (918) 682-2605, or Sandy Cole at (918) 684-9002. Duplicate bridge lessons are being held on each Tuesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Kiwanis Senior Citizens Center. Call Mary Smith at 918-682-2605 if interested.

Recent winners:

• March 6 — Renee Tyrrell and Alice Barham, first; Mary Hoover and Minnie Sheffield, second; Janice Chance and Helen Richmond, third.

• March 8 — Fran Martin and Dave Murdock, first; JoAnn Poirier and Lisa Poirier, second; and Ann Kuykendall and Ann Kent, third.

• March 11 — Dave Murdock and Ruth Sharpe, Joan Chapman and Carol Ketchum, and Ralph Parker and Fran Martin all tied for first.

New Century Club

The New Century Club will meet at 1 p.m. on Thursday in the Red Lion Room of the Muskogee Country Club. Hostesses are Rosie Russell and Nita Thompson. The review of “At Home: A Short History of Private Life by Bill Bryson” will be presented by Carol Elliott.


According to the Toastmasters Competent Leadership handbook, listening is a “leadership skill that enables you to acquire information, identify and clarify issues, make decisions and resolve conflict.” If your listening skills need a boost, consider visiting a Toastmasters Club meeting.

Toastmasters meetings are held on the first and third Tuesday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Three Rivers Museum, 220 Elgin, in Muskogee. All are welcome to Tuesday’s meeting.

Chapter CJ, P.E.O.

Chapter CJ, P.E.O. will meet at noon on Monday for dessert in the home of Betty Honea with Sue Gaston as co-hostess. The program will be the study of the PEO Constitution.

St. Joseph Seniors

St. Joseph Seniors 50 and up will meet at 12:10 p.m. on Thursday. All parishioners, 50 and up, and guests are welcome to attend.

A communion service will be held at 12:10 p.m. in the Marian Chapel. Afterward, the group will carpool to Pleasant Valley Health Center, 1120 Illinois St. Danny Nevitt will welcome and treat the group to lunch. An informative program regarding Muskogee’s Retirement Center will be presented.

Tahlequah Rock and Mineral Society

The club’s regular monthly meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday in the Community Room at the Tahlequah Public Library. The program will be presented by a couple of the club’s members on their recent trip to Quarzite, Ariz. There will be a show and tell and refreshments. This will be followed by a short business meeting. The public is invited.

Information: (918) 284-5770.

New Friends

New Friends activities for March and April:

• March 20 — Meet at 10 a.m. at IHOP for bunch, then to Pat Adams’ for dominoes.

• March 22 — Cards and games. Meet at 11:15 a.m. at Cowboys for lunch and games. Call Dorothy Pack, (918) 682-2030 for bridge; call Pat Lattie, (918) 682-1704 for dominoes. Reservations are a must. If you cancel after March 21, you must pay for lunch.

• April 3 — Domino group meets at 11:30 a.m. at Pat Adams’.

• April 4 — Red Cross blood drive, call Pat Adams to volunteer as a hostess.

• April 5 — Board Meeting, meet at 10 a.m. at Odd Fellows. If unable to attend, call Vickie Sanders, (918) 682-4715.

• April 8 — General meeting at 9:30 a.m. at Odd Fellows for refreshments, meeting begins at 10 a.m. Guest speaker will be Al Stevens, community affairs representative with OG&E.

New Friends has nominated a new board of officers for the coming year:

• President — Sue Bishop

• First vice president — Pat Lattie

• Second vice president — Ursula Shoats.

• Third vice president — Zereta Thompson.

• Secretary — Tamatha Jenkins.

• Treasurer — Thelma Terrill.

• Community services — Dee Paige.

• Historian — Ann Hilson.

• Hostesses — Pat Adams and June Blankenship.

• Publicity chairman — Virginia Garrison.

• Newsletter — Patti Smith.

• Advisor — Vicki Sanders.

• Sunshine lady — Helen Schaake.

All incoming and outgoing officers are asked to attend the May board meeting to give and receive information for accomplishing the work of each position. The board meeting for May is at 10 a.m. on May 3.