, Muskogee, OK

November 24, 2012

Club news 11.25.121

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

The Descendants of Freedmen Association

The Descendants of Freedmen Association and their supporters will host their next meeting at 1 p.m. Saturday at the Rudisill Library, 1520 N. Hartford in Tulsa. The meeting is free and open to the general public.

The Descendants of Freedmen, descendants of freed slaves of Indian tribes or mixed African Indians fight race based tribal disenrollments and other discrimination practiced by the Five “civilized tribes” which signed 1866 treaty agreements with the US government granting citizenship to the freedmen and their descendants.

Meeting attendants will hear of the latest events ongoing in Washington DC and in Oklahoma which affect the rights of the freedmen people.

Attorney Hannibal Johnson of Tulsa will have available his newest book “Apartheid in Indian Country,” which discusses disenrollments of freedmen tribal members available at the meeting.

Information: (918) 587-6968, waynetta@sbcglobalnet, (405) 277-9810, or


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.

Recent winners are:

• Nov. 14 — Renee Tyrrell and Bill Porter, first; Mary Beyers and Minnie Sheffield, second; and Joann Webb and Margie Ray, third.

• Nov. 16 — Jane Lopes and Betty Jordan, first; Becky Powers and Pamela Coonce, second; and Werner Wagner and Santa McWilliams, third.

• Nov. 19 — Ruth Sharpe and Betty Jordan, first; Fran Martin and Ralph Parker, second; and Mary Smith and Bonnie Jennings tied with Werner Wagner and Joyce Shaffer for third.

 The following club members recently participated in a tournament at Oklahoma City and earned silver points by winning two rounds: Ann Kent, Norma Kolmer, Dave Murdock and Linda Stearns.

Quarter Note Club

While students transition from pep songs and marching to concert season and festive holiday tunes, the Muskogee High School band booster club seeks support from the community.

Upcoming expenses include instrument and equipment repair, uniform cleaning maintenance, transportation expenses, contest fees, meals for away trips and the Spring Performance Tour in May. More than 70 students are enrolled in band.

The Quarter Note Club strives to provide educational performance opportunities and personal skill development for Muskogee’s instrumental music education students.

“No matter the economic income for the individual, our goal is for every band student to participate in all the events and activities. They will remember this for the rest of their lives,” Keith Garrison, president of the Quarter Note Club, said in a media release.

 The following is a select list of upcoming events and fundraisers for the club:

• Nov. 29 — Ol’ Time Downtown Christmas sponsored by Downtown Muskogee Inc., 5 to 8 p.m. at Square Deal Music and Sound, 212 W. Broadway. Free admission. Enjoy music, snacks and door prizes while supporting downtown businesses. Coffee, hot chocolate, Christmas goodies and hand-made crafts available for purchase.

• Dec. 1 — MHS band marches in the Muskogee Christmas Parade sponsored by Downtown Muskogee Inc. Parade starts at 2 p.m. From 1 to 4 p.m., the Quarter Note Club will be at Square Deal Music and Sound, 212 W. Broadway. Coffee, hot chocolate, Christmas goodies and hand-made crafts available for purchase.

• Dec. 13 — Muskogee Public Schools Instrumental Music Program Christmas Concert, 7 p.m.,  Muskogee High School Fine Arts Auditorium. Free admission. Concert will feature the seventh and eighth grade bands as well as Muskogee High School concert and indoor marching show. Hand-made crafts available for purchase and all proceeds from the silent auction will benefit the Quarter Note Club.

The Quarter Note Club is a not-for-profit, parent/teacher organization that provides support and financial assistance for the Pride of Muskogee, Rougher Band and all instrumental music programs at Muskogee High School.


Muskogee New Friends

Upcoming events for the Muskogee New Friends:

• Dec. 5 — 11:30 a.m., domino group, meet at Pat Adams and bring a sandwich.

• Dec. 6 — Red Cross blood drive, call Adams at (918) 687-5739 to volunteer.

• Dec. 7 — 10 a.m., board meeting at Odd Fellows Lodge. Call Vickie Sanders if unable to attend, 9918) 682-4715.

• Dec. 10 — noon, Happy Quilters, Helen Schaake is hosting the Christmas luncheon. Call Virginia Garrison for reservations, (918) 686-0277 and bring a dish.

• Dec. 14 — 11 a.m., general meeting and annual Christmas luncheon at the Odd Fellows Lodge. Bring a covered dish or dessert; the club will provide the meat and drinks. There will be a carol singing with Thelma Terrill on piano. The highlight of the event will be the drawing for the first New Friends quilt.

• Dec. 19 — Christmas salad luncheon, Shirley Miller will be the hostess. Bring a gift and a salad. For reservations call Ursula Shoats at (918) 681-4530 at (918) 681-4530.