, Muskogee, OK

September 7, 2013

Club news 09/08/13

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

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:

• Aug. 28 — Renee Tyrrell and Bill Porter, first; Janice Chance and Helen Richmond, second; and Dean Cousparis and Nettie Kaad, third.

• Aug. 30 — Joan Chapman and Carol Ketchum, first; and Ann Kent and Ann Kuykendall tied with Linda Stearns and Norma Kolmer for second.

Checotah Lions Club

The Checotah Lions Club will begin its new year with a meeting at noon Thursday at the Church of Christ fellowship building at 309 E. Gentry Ave. The club has changed its meeting times to the second Thursday of each month at noon and the fourth Thursday of each month at 7 a.m.

A breakfast meeting was added because some members and visitors cannot attend a noon meeting. An abundance of food at each meeting will be prepared by Lion Mitch Foreman with help from Lion volunteers. The club's year runs from September through the second Thursday in June.

Visitors are always welcome at meetings.

Keystone Study Club

Keystone Study Club will have its first fall meeting at 1 p.m. Monday at McEntee’s. Martha Stoodley will host the meeting and serve a special menu of German food. The program will be presented by Dianne Haralson. Dues for the coming year will be collected.

Muskogee Area Quilters Guild

Muskogee Area Quilters Guild meets at 6:30 p.m. Thursday at the First Presbyterian Church, 500 West Broadway. Join us this month for a wonderful Trunk show Featuring MeadowLyon’s Magical Theme Quilts. Judy Lyon will present the newest and best quilts all designed in the “Theme Quilt” way. The club will discover how to use distinctive patterns by pulling compatible patterns together to create a finished quilted masterpiece. Visit for more information.

Information: Sue Ellen Patrick, (918) 474-3019.

Epsilon Sigma Alpha

Alpha Theta Chapter 1038 of Epsilon Sigma Alpha will meet on at 7 p.m. Wednesday in the home of President Maggie Sellers. Co-Hostesses are Elise Jimison and Wanda Martin. Secretary Thelma Adcock will call roll. Treasurer Elise Jimison will report on current financial matters. The educational “Making an Okie Night Light” will be presented by Maggie Sellers. Reports will be given by the following committee chairpersons: Social, Marjorie Szabo; Educational, Peggy Pate; Jonquil, Elise Jimison; Ways and Means, Billye Lackey; Membership, Marla Tyndall; Philanthropic, Chris Roberts; Contact, Ardyce Briggs, Kara West.

President Maggie Sellers will report on the state leadership meeting held in Tulsa on Aug. 24 and will discuss plans for the District V Leadership Seminar scheduled for Sept. 21 to be held in McAlester.

Plans will be finalized for the garage sale scheduled for Sept. 27-28. All proceeds will be donated to the ESA International Project St. Jude Children's Research Hospital in Memphis, Tenn. Alpha Theta members will appreciate receiving any donations for this philanthropic project. To donate, contact Maggie at (918) 441-0777 or Ruth Jo at (918) 869-6449.

Muskogee County Historical Society

The Muskogee County Historical Society will hold its monthly meeting at 11:30 a.m. Thursday at Charlie’s Chicken, 2601 Chandler Road. A program will be provided by Richard Carr, owner of Buried Treasures, an antique store in Fort Gibson. His subject will be “Collecting the History of Fort Gibson, Indian Territory.”

 Afterward, members will briefly discuss their favorite parts of the Cherokee Nation guided history tour in Tahlequah on June 13 by the Cherokee Nation Tourism department.

Information: Ellen “Cowboy” Johnson, (918) 453-9842.


Edward Warren spoke on a Toastmasters project that teaches the skills of negotiation through role-play. Rhonda Lee taught members that geek is a verb that means what you're passionate about and encouraged us to “Get our Geek On” at our local public library.

Muskogee Toastmasters meet at 6:30 p.m. on the first and third Tuesday of the month at Three Rivers Museum, 220 Elgin.


The Muskogee Chapter of the National Association of Current and Retired Federal Employees will meet at 1:30 p.m. Thursday at the Kiwanis Senior Citizens Center, 119 Spaulding Blvd.

Guest speaker will be Karen Sedberry, information and assistance specialist with Eastern Oklahoma Development District Area Agency, on aging.

A door prize will be drawn. All Federal employees, retirees, and guests are invited.

Information: Ed Harris, (918) 682-8839.