, Muskogee, OK

September 21, 2013

Club news 09/22/13

Club news runs on Sundays. The deadline for club news is noon Wednesday.

Muskogee New Friends

Upcoming events for the Muskogee New Friends:

• Monday — 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Happy Quilters meet at St. Pauls Methodist. All club members should bring projects to work on. The club is working to make items to fill its booth at First Methodist’s Annual Bazaar Nov. 8 and 9.

• Friday —11:15 a.m. Cowboy’s buffet lunch/games. Eating begins promptly at 11:30 a.m. Reservations required. Games following lunch.

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:

• Sept. 13 — Betty Jordan and Jane Lopes, first; Ruth Sharpe and Fran Martin, second; and Ralph Parker and Mary Smith, third.

• Sept. 16 — Martha Tuteral and Jane Lopes, first; and Ann Kent and Dave Murdock tied with Linda Stearns and Norma Kolmer for second.

Four members are participating in a sectional tournament this weekend in Bella Vista, Ark.

At 12:30 p.m. on Oct. 30 the club will sponsor a Halloween bridge party at the Kiwanis Senior Center for all bridge players who are interested. Please RSVP to the above numbers.

Alpha Theta Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha

Alpha Theta Chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha will hold a garage sale from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and Saturday at 303 Langton in Fort Gibson. All proceeds will be donated to St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital. St. Jude has been the philanthropic project of Epsilon Sigma Alpha for more than 40 years with millions being donated during these years. ESA Chapters across the United States sponsor fundraising events for this hospital with Oklahoma Chapters donating hundreds of thousands of dollars each year.

The Langton addition is located along Oklahoma 10 between Willey Road and Donkey Lane.

Items available for sale include books, children’s clothing, household items, toys, glassware, pictures, and many miscellaneous treasures. Available will the Okie Night Light.

Information: (918) 441-0777 or (918) 869-6449.

McIntosh County Retired Teachers

The McIntosh County Retired Teachers met Sept. 13 at the Jim Lucas Library in Checotah.

Linda Hansen, Court Appointed Special Advocate (CASA), gave an informative talk, plus brochures and treats to attendees. CASA works with the court system to help innocent children going through tough times. There is a great need for ordinary people to volunteer who have a love for children. The McIntosh County CASA office telephone number is (918) 689-9200, for more information.

State Rep. Ed Cannaday, D-Porum, local member, updated the group on the special session of the state legislature.

Refreshments were served and door prizes were given.

The next meeting is at 2 p.m. Oct. 11 at the Checotah library. All area retired school personnel are invited to attend.

Muskogee Antiques and Collectibles Club

The Muskogee Antiques and Collectibles Club will meet at 7 p.m. Monday at the Muskogee Public Library. The program will be given by Richard Carr, avid collector of early Muskogee, Fort Gibson and Indian Territory materials. He will be speaking about soda pop and showing early soda pop bottles.

Everyone is invited to come and bring items for show and tell. Refreshments will be served.

Information at (918) 683-1908.

Muskogee Friends of the Library

The Muskogee Friends of the Library will meet at 11:30 a.m. Wednesday for the Books Sandwiched In program at the Muskogee Public Library. The meeting will begin with a sandwich lunch which will include a dessert and drink for $3.

A book review will be announced by Jan Bryant, library administrator.

The Friends of the Library is open to all people who are interested in reading and learning more about history, education, biographies and current events. The club meets once a month in the upstairs conference room and all guests are welcome.


If you think traveling with children is hard, you should try traveling with senior citizens, according to Mary Ankrom. Ankrom’s humorous speech included suggestions to keep your spouse from getting lost in a RV park such as putting a sign in the back window of your RV that says, “Catch me if you Can!” She also suggested wristbands with traveling information in case the person gets lost.

The next Toastmasters meeting will be at 6:30 p.m. Oct. 1 at Three Rivers Museum, 220 Elgin.

Oklahoma Nurse Association Region 3

Oklahoma Nurse Association Region 3 meets at 5:30 p.m. the second Thursday of the month from September at the Jack C. Montgomery Veterans Hospital in the director’s conference room.

The first meeting was held Sept. 12, where Jacqueline Guidice presented on “The Role of the Advanced Practice Nurse.”

New officers for this year include: President Lisa Copeland, Vice President Lynnette Gunn, Secretary Joo-Hee Han, Treasurer Claudia McElvania and Region 3 Representative to ONA Board Joyce Van Nostrand. ONA Region 3 delegates to the state convention are Janet Bahr, Diana Mashburn, Hyacinth Rogers, Jodi Gooden, Angela Martindale and Gary Lawrence.

The ONA-3 meeting topics for this year are:

• November — Lori Murray will present “A Mission Trip to Ecuador.”

• December  — Christmas dinner at Baker’s Catfish Restaurant.

• January — Lynnette Gunn will present “Venous Insufficiency.”

• February — Bobbie Mangram and Lynnette Gunn will present “Cardiac Care Issues.”

• March — Joyce Van Nostrand and Janet Bahr will present “Personal History of Nursing.”

• April — Catherine White will present “Parish Nursing aka Faith Community Nursing.”

• May — Election of officers and installation.

There also are plans to do a fundraiser in order to award a scholarship to a recipient seeking to advance his or her nursing education. The scholarship will be awarded at the May meeting.

Information: (918) 687-8876.