, Muskogee, OK

May 4, 2013

Club news — 05.05.13


Chapter B of PEO will meet at noon May 8 at the Country Club. Reservations are needed. Call Margaret or Julie E. to reply.


The Muskogee Chapter of the National Association of Retired and Current Federal Employees will meet at 1:30 p.m. May 9 at Kiwanis Senior Citizens Center. Speakers fwill be chapter delegates who attended the NARFE state convention at Oklahoma City on May 3-4. A door prize will be awarded. All federal employees, members and guests are invited.

Information: Ed Farris, (918) 682.8839.

American Indian Writers

American Indian authors J. Houston-Emerson, Terri M. Baker and Karen Coody-Cooper will talk about getting published at 2 p.m. May 18 at the Cherokee Arts Center, 212 S. Water St. in Tahlequah, for the meeting of the Northeast Oklahoma Indigenous Authors. This is a new organization to inspire and support American Indian writing. Participants can meet and form critique groups, sell written works at festivals and share information on the business of writing.

Emerson, a Tulsa resident, published “The Mythmakers,” a Trail of Tears novel populated with compelling characters. She is completing her second novel, a continuation of the first book.

Baker, who is retired from Northeastern State University, is the co-author of “Women Who Pioneered Oklahoma.”

Cooper wrote “Fault Line: Vulnerable Landscapes,” which won the 2010 Best Book of Poetry award from the Oklahoma Writers Federation Inc. Information: (918) 207-0093.

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 24 — Sandra Cole and Santa McWilliams, first. Mary Hoover and Minnie Sheffield were tied with Renee Tyrrell and Bill Porter for second and third places.

• April 25 — Jane Lopes and Betty Jordan, first; Fran Martin and Bonnie Jennings, second; Joan Chapman and Carol Ketchum, third.

• April 29 — Fran Martin and Joan Chapman, first; Norma Kolmer and Dave Murdock tied with Betty Jordan and Bill Porter for second and third places.


The monthly meeting of SCORE will begin at 10 a.m. on May 11 at the Sun Oil Building, 907 S. Detroit St. in Tulsa, in Suite 1001. For more information call (918) 581-7462. Guests are welcome. General information can be found at


The Kiwanis Senior Center will be closed May 27 in observance of Memorial Day. All classes and programs will resume May 28 at their regularly scheduled times.

Muskogee Area Quilters Guild

For the meeting May 9, we will have a potluck salad supper. This will be in celebration of the April quilt show . The supper will begin at 6:30 p.m. in Nash Hall of the First Presbyterian Church, Fifth and Broadway. Bring your favorite salad or side dish to share and join in the fun and fellowship to celebrate our quilt show. The guild will provide plates, utensils and drinks.

The Learning Opportunity demo will begin again before the June meeting. Watch for word on what it will be.

For more information, call Paula Foster at (918) 478-3334.

New Century Club

New Century Club's Guest Tea will be held at 1 p.m. May 2 in the parlor of First Presbyterian Church. Betsy Kennedy will review the book “Hedy's Folly,” a look behind the glamor of Hedy Lamar's films to her work as a scientist and inventor. Hostesses are the club's hospitality committee.


A recent article in Toastmaster magazine discussed the role of storytelling in interpersonal communication. The article stated that when a speaker is communicating through storytelling, the listener pictures the images of the story in his or her own mind and by doing they are “co-creating” the story, which creates partial ownership of the story by the listener and links the listener with the storyteller. Great articles such as this are just one benefit of being a member of Toastmasters.

 Toastmasters meetings are at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of each month at the Three Rivers Museum, 220 Elgin. Our next meeting will be May 7. Visitors are always welcome.

Tahlequah Aglow

Learn how you can protect your children, grandchildren and the children of others from sex trafficking at the Tahlequah Aglow Community Lighthouse Meeting at 7 p.m. Thursday, May 9, at the Tahlequah Library Carnegie Room.

 You think it would never happen where you live, but it does. In America, 200,000 of our children are at risk of being trafficked into the sex slave trade this year. The average age of entry into the commercial sex industry in the United States is 12-14. (Polaris Project)

Jeanine Sullins Holder of Houston will speak. She was the director of a rehabilitation home for trafficked girls in Houston. She now travels throughout the United States with information on how you can be aware of what is going on around you and what you can do to keep your children from becoming victims of this terrible tragedy.

Between 100,000 and 300,000 children from other countries are involved in sex trafficking in the United States.     

It is vitally important that you are aware of what is going on. Find out how to protect your children. Don't miss this meeting!  You could save the life of a child, and it might be your own.Teens, this meeting is for you, too!

Muskogee County Historical Society

The Muskogee County Historical Society will have its monthly lunch meeting at 11:30 a.m. May 9 at the Cherokee Nation Muskogee Health Center, 1001 S 41st East, in the second-floor conference room. It will be a sandwich/salad pot-luck.

The speaker will be William “Bill” Welge, the Oklahoma Historical Society’s director of American Indian culture preservation. Welge was the director of archives for many years at OHS and is very knowledgeable about Oklahoma history.

In addition to the program, members will tour the facility to enjoy a lovely collection of Cherokee art. Please call Ellen “Cowboy” Johnson for additional information, (918) 453-9842.