Latta HCE

LATTA — The Latta Home and Community Education group met for its monthly meeting Dec. 13, 2005, at J.D.’s Cafeteria. The meeting was called to order by Kathryn Floyd, president.

Sylvia Brantley, secretary, gave the blessing and then gave Christmas devotional on “The Cobbler’s Guest” and “First Corinthians Christmas Story.” The pledge to the flag was led by Jodie George, and the HCE creed was read in unison. Roll call was answered by telling some of the things planned for the holidays.

Brantley read the minutes and gave the treasurer’s report. Both were approved as read.

The lap robes and houseshoes were delivered. All of the group’s projects for the year have been completed.

The meeting was adjourned and gifts were then exchanged.

Those attending were Sylvia Brantley, Jodie George, Sara Pritchett, Kathryn Floyd and Pat Forehand.

The next meeting is Jan. 17, 2006, at J.D.’s Cafeteria.



Retired Educators

ADA — The Pontotoc County Retired Educators’ Association held its regular luncheon meeting at the Ada Elks Lodge Dec. 9, 2005. The Christmas motif was carried out in the table decorations, provided by Jo Ann Hunt, June Sims and Ina Suydam. At the conclusion of the meeting, the head table centerpieces were awarded to Phil Rhynes and Tish Anderson. Invocation was given by Peggy Bagley.

Dr. Charles Barrick, president, welcomed guests and introduced Dr. Doug Laramore who shared slides made in Israel where he spent almost a month last summer. He demonstrated the use of the shofar (ram’s horn) while wearing the proper cloak. He taught and led the group in a song in Hebrew. Laramore concluded his program, “Tales of Israel,” by saying he is looking forward to going back. Rudy Lupinski accompanied him on the keyboard.

Following the program, Barrick called the meeting to order. Minutes from the last regular meeting in October were approved. Dr. Roy Watson gave the treasurer’s report, saying state dues had been paid.

Dr. Sue Jaquess thanked everyone who had helped with the November meeting at the Little Red Schoolhouse. At that meeting a plaque was presented to the family of the late Dr. Ray Stout, in his honor.

Ruth Ann Taylor encouraged retired school personnel to contribute recipes and stories related to them for publication in the PAST (Preserving the Area Stories in Time) cookbook, entitled “Recipes of Our Heritage,” organized by decades and to consider membership in that club. She gave handouts with pertinent information about the recipes and how to contact the coordinator of the project which is in celebration of the Oklahoma Centennial. Deadline for submitting recipes and stories is March 1, 2006.

The next meeting will be Friday, Feb. 17, at 11 a.m. at Ada Elks Lodge. Dr. Alvin Turner, dean of humanities and social sciences at East Central University, will honor Woodie Guthrie. Doyle Johnson will accompany him on the keyboard.

Those in attendance were members Georgeann Ables, Tish Anderson, Peggy Bagley, Jim Barlow, Lonnie Barnes, Madeline Barnes, Dr. Charles Barrick, Doris Barrick, Billye Barringer, Dr. Lloyd Briggs, Mary Ann Briggs, Billie Clay, C.D. Clay, Lucille Collins, Edna Mae Cooley, Dorotha Fenton, Billie Floyd, Dr. Norman Frame, Debbie Eaton, Sammy Edwards, Janet Gibson, Cloreta Gray, Mary Hamon, Judy Hanson, Judy Hisaw, Jo Ann Hunt, Dr. Sue Jaquess, Donny Johnson, Judy Johnson, Barbara Langley, Aline Little, Ira Little, Suzanne McFarlane, Jo McNeill, Dorothy Milligan, George Milligan, Louise Moranetz, Martha Moyer, Paula Moyer, Fern Peery, Jo Ann Prince, Loretta Prock, Ray Quiett, June Sims, Dr. Harold Skinner, Cheryl Rhynes, Phil Rhynes, Retha Robbins, Mary Scalf, June Scott, Ernie Staggs, Ina Suydam, Ruth Ann Taylor, Ella Mae Todd, Evelyn Tribbey, Peggy Wallace, Dr. Roy Watson, Ila Faye White and Sue Whitwell. Guests were Dr. Doug Laramore and Rudy Lupinski.



Music Club

ADA — Wednesday Morning Music Club met Dec. 7 at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center. Mary Coyne, Jean Wyatt and Loretta Yin hosted. Following brunch, Norma Millsap, president, introduced Dr. Mark Hollingsworth, music department chairman at East Central University. He thanked the club for its generous support of young musicians. Eight students auditioned for the Muriel Davis Scholarship which will be awarded in April.

Michelle Williams, mezzo-soprano, sang "Non so piu cosa Son" from “Le Nozze di Figaro” by Mozart. Rudy Lupinski accompanied her on piano. James Monroe, on trumpet, played "Fantasie Brilliant" by J.R. Arban, accompanied by Lupinski. Crystal Johnson, soprano, sang "Dove Sono" from “Le Nozze di Figaro” by Mozart, also accompanied by Lupinski. Jaime Jones on piano played "Butterfly, Op. 43" by Edward Grieg. Kevin Wilkins, on alto saxophone, played "Allegro Brilliante" by J. Demeressement, accompanied by Paul Rowe. Mark Atteberry, baritone, sang "Music for a While" by Henry Purcell, accompanied by Rowe. Krista Hatter, mezzo-soprano, sang "Parto, Parto, Ma Tu, Ben Mio" from “La Clemenza di Tito” by Mozart, accompanied by Lupinski. Kenny Antwine on piano played "Valse Nobles et Sentimentales, No. 3,4, 7 by Maurice Ravel.

Members and guests who attended the program were Mary C. Coyne, Charlotte Oxford, Mary Ann Briggs, Derrelyn Metz, Bettye Brown, Jane Johnston, Dorothy Barlow, Lillian Kroeker, Ann Dicus, Sue Asklund, Mary Keywood Deese, Margaret Garber, Martha Rhynes, Monica Stittsworth, Vedo Mayhall, Loretta Yin, Jean Wyatt, Norma Millsap, Zenobia Pettett, Dorothy Escamilla, Ann Woolley, Joan Martin, Starla Hibler, Melody Baggech, Phillip Berryhill, Siham Ramadan, Tori Davison, Connie Hall and Jane Muntz.

trumpet, played "Fantasie Brilliant" by J.R. Arban, accompanied by Lupinski. Crystal Johnson, soprano, sang "Dove Sono" from “Le Nozze di Figaro” by Mozart, also accompanied by Lupinski. Jaime Jones on piano played "Butterfly, Op. 43" by Edward Grieg. Kevin Wilkins, on alto saxophone, played "Allegro Brilliante" by J. Demeressement, accompanied by Paul Rowe. Mark Atteberry, baritone, sang "Music for a While" by Henry Purcell, accompanied by Rowe. Krista Hatter, mezzo-soprano, sang "Parto, Parto, Ma Tu, Ben Mio" from “La Clemenza di Tito” by Mozart, accompanied by Lupinski. Kenny Antwine on piano played "Valse Nobles et Sentimentales, No. 3,4, 7” by Maurice Ravel.

Members and guests who attended the program were Mary C. Coyne, Charlotte Oxford, Mary Ann Briggs, Derrelyn Metz, Bettye Brown, Jane Johnston, Dorothy Barlow, Lillian Kroeker, Ann Dicus, Sue Asklund, Mary Keywood Deese, Margaret Garber, Martha Rhynes, Monica Stittsworth, Vedo Mayhall, Loretta Yin, Jean Wyatt, Norma Millsap, Zenobia Pettett, Dorothy Escamilla, Ann Woolley, Joan Martin, Starla Hibler, Melody Baggech, Phillip Berryhill, Siham Ramadan, Tori Davison, Connie Hall and Jane Muntz.



VFW District 11

ADA — District 11, Veterans of Foreign Wars, held its December meeting at VFW Post 4865, Ardmore. Attending from Ada were J.W. Brown and J.B. Corbin. Don Fenter, past state commander, Lawton, was the guest speaker.

After the meeting, Fenter and several comrades presented Operation Link phone cards to the patients at the Ardmore Veteran Center so they could keep in touch with family and friends.



Prime Timers

ADA — The Prime Timers met Dec. 20, 2005, at J.D.’s Cafeteria with Dr. Roberto Escamilla presiding. Escamilla gave the invocation and the minutes of the November meeting were read and approved.

Rozzie Purdy entertained the group with Christmas carols and Alba Little read some Burma Shave ads.

Bill Lee reported for the nomination committee. They are as follows: Ted Savage, president; Janet Lee, vice-president; Bonnie Shields, secretary; Peggy Bagley, treasurer; Mary Helen Newton, cards; and Mary Sue Roberts, Norma Roberts and Jackie Savage, guests and registration. The slate was accepted by acclamation.

“Happy Birthday” was sung to Joy Kirby and “Happy Anniversary” was sung to Margaret and Paul Sandman. A Christmas gift of $100 was given to the group’s waitress to aid her in her school studies.

Escamilla thanked the group for the courtesy and support given to him through the two years he has served as president. He also thanked Dr. Lloyd and Mary Ann Briggs for their leadership and work.

There were 25 members and three guests in attendance.

The next meeting is Jan. 17, 2006, with Greg Pierce, superintendent of Pontotoc Technology Center, presenting the program.

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