MuskogeePhoenix.com, Muskogee, OK

January 20, 2014

Over a cup


— Genealogy group to meet Feb. 3



The Fort Gibson Genealogy and Historical Society will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 3 at the United Methodist Church.

Richard Carr, owner of Buried Treasure Antiques in Fort Gibson, will be the speaker. He will be speaking on the “History of the Soda Pop.”

This month is casseroles and dessert. Members are asked to call and let us know what you are bringing.

The Genealogy Library will be open at 5 p.m. for those wanting to do research. Visitors are always welcome, and if we can help you with your research, there are members who can help you.

If you need a ride or information, call Marcia Elliott: (918) 478-3345 or Mable Taylor at (918) 478-3845.



AARP volunteers to help with taxes



Volunteers for AARP Taxaide will help taxpayers with their returns beginning Feb. 5 at the Q.B. Boydstun Public Library.

The volunteers will be available from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. every Wednesday until April 9.

Help will be on a first-come, first-served basis.

Taxpayers will need to bring their identification, social security card for each dependent and last year’s return. The returns will be electronically filed, and there is no charge.



JOM committee

to meet tonight



Fort Gibson Johnson O’Malley Indian Education Committee will meet at 6:30  tonight in the Administration Building Community Room.

All interested persons are welcome to attend.

Information: Karen Gillispie, (918) 478-3078.



Indian education

group set to meet



Fort Gibson Title VII Indian Education Committee will meet at 5 tonight in the Administration Building Community Room.

All interested persons are welcome to attend.

Information: Nancy Williams, (918) 478-2474.



Local earns Harding honor



SEARCY, Ark. — Mary Sturgeon of Fort Gibson is among more than 1,200 Harding University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall 2013 semester.

Sturgeon is a sophomore.

The dean’s list is published each semester by Dr. Larry Long, University provost, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship. To be eligible, a student must carry 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes.

Harding is the largest private university in Arkansas with 6,295 students. The University also maintains campuses in Australia, Chile, England, France, Greece, Italy and Zambia. Information: www.harding.edu.