, Muskogee, OK

October 27, 2012

Club news 10.28.12

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

Tenkiller Women’s Club

The Tenkiller Women’s Club will hold its November meeting at noon Nov. 14 at the Event Center at Tenkiller Lodge in Keys. The program will be a holiday style show presented by Dillard’s. Models will be TWC members. Lunch will be catered by the Humane Society at a cost of $10 per person. Reservations must be made by Nov. 12, by calling Sonja at (918) 316-6797.

All women are invited to attend and, if desired, become members. Members are reminded to bring non-perishable items for the Baptist Food Pantry.

McIntosh County Retired Educators

The McIntosh County Retired Educators met in the Jim Lucas Library in Checotah on Oct. 19 for the annual Legislative update. State Rep. Donnie Condit and State Rep. Jerry McPeak reported on the interim workshops they have been attending to get ready for the legislative term. They reported specifically on legislative activities regarding education and then answered questions from the group regarding the state questions that will be on the Nov. 6 ballot. The group enjoyed refreshments served by Imogene Duvall and Barbara Clark.

The next meeting will be Nov. 9 in the library. The Checotah Junior High Blue Notes vocal music group, with Instructor Brenda Nichols, will entertain the members. They will sing patriotic tunes to celebrate Veterans Day. A member of the OREA benefits group will be available to help members understand and attain benefits if needed.

All retired teachers and support personnel are invited to attend.

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:

• Oct. 17 — Sandra Cole and Santa McWilliams, first; and Grace Sweeney and Marialice Davis tied with Nay Byers and Bill Porter and Minnie Sheffield and Margie Ray for second.

• Oct. 19 — Linda Stearnes and Norma Kolmer, first; and Ann Kent and Alice Barham tied with Jane Lopes and Betty Jordan for second.

• Oct. 22 — Bonnie Jennings and Mary Smith, first; Dave Murdock and Linda Stearnes, second; and Ruth Sharpe and Betty Jordan and Werner Wagner and Mary Beyers tied for third.

The club will sponsor a silver point game on Nov. 5 and 11.

New Century Club

The New Century Club will meet at 1 p.m. Thursday in the parlor of the First Presbyterian Church, hosted by Thea McKee and Ann Brizendine. Karen Rogers will review the book “Almost President: The Men Who Lost the Race But Changed the Nation” by Michael Hiltzik. Refreshments will be served.

Muskogee New Friends

List of upcoming events:

• Nov. 1 — Red Cross blood drive. To volunteer, call Pat Adams, (918) 687-5739.

• Nov. 2 — Board meeting at 10 a.m. at Odd Fellows Lodge.

• Nov. 9 — General meeting. Refreshments start at 9:30 a.m. with the meeting starting at 10 a.m. at the Odd Fellows Lodge. Capt. Ben Walters from the Salvation Army will be speaking on community activities, after-school programs, the angel tree and kettle Santas.

• Nov. 12 — Happy Quilters will meet from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at St. Pauls Methodist Church. Bring a work project.

Toastmasters International

World Class Speaker Club held a special demonstration meeting at Hamlin’s Event Center on Oct. 22. The meeting was well attended by members of the community with at least 20 people in attendance. World Class Speakers would like to express its appreciation to the management and staff of Hamlin’s for making us feel welcome.

Club President Dr. Jack Janway welcomed our guests and explained the opportunities to learn leadership and communication skills through Toastmasters. James Merrill provided opportunities for club members and guests to speak for one or two minutes on a variety of fun and humorous topics.

Regular 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.

Visitors are always welcome.

Muskogee Country Club Women’s Bridge

Armstrong Bank recently donated $100 to sponsor the Muskogee Country Club Women’s Bridge Tournament. The winners of the tournament were:

• First — Dorothy Pack.

• Second — Marion Bowman.

• Third — Marcia Robinson.

• Fourth — Louise Walden.

United Methodist Women

The United Methodist Women will have its annual spaghetti dinner from 4 to 7 p.m. Nov. 11 in the Christian Living Center of the First United Methodist Church, 308 Church St. in Wagoner.

The meal will include spaghetti, salad, bread, drink, and dessert.

The cost is $7 for adults and $3 for children under 12.

Tickets may be purchased at the door. Take-outs will be available.

There will be a silent auction with items ranging from baskets to donations by individuals and merchants from the community. The silent auction ends at 6:30 p.m.

This function is the only major fundraiser for the UMW organization and all proceeds go to provide help to a vast number of missions locally, throughout the U.S, and the world.