Area briefs are for non-profit events and organizations. Briefs must be submitted at least five days before the event by bringing them into the office, emailing them to firstname.lastname@example.org or faxing them to 580-332-8841. Briefs will not be accepted over the telephone. Church-related briefs are published only on Friday’s religion page. All activities may be subject to change due to weather conditions.
APRIL 12, 2013
• Oklahoma Blood Institute hosts a blood drive from 9 a.m. until 2 p.m. at the Chickasaw Nation Employee Health Fair, 700 N. Mississippi.
APRIL 13, 2013
• Konawa Chamber of Commerce President Judi Bynum invites area residents to this year’s annual community banquet to be held on Saturday, April 13, 2013. Special keynote speaker for the evening will be State Sen. Susan Paddack. This year’s banquet begins with a mixer at 6 at Konawa High School gymnasium lobby. Advance tickets may be purchased at BancFirst, Sooner State Bank, Central Oklahoma Family Medical Center, Streetman’s IGA or Khoury’s Lumber.
• Chimney Hill Chapter of Daughters of the American Revolution will have a guest luncheon at noon at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center. Remember to bring items to be taken to state conference.
• Byng hosts open house at its town hall and fire department from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m. at 110 Byng Avenue. Swearing in of elected officials takes place at 11 a.m. A meet-and-greet of the members of the volunteer fire department, emergency management, town and public works board, clerk and treasurer is from 11:15 a.m. until noon. Beginning at noon a fish fry will be served. Area residents have an opportunity to play Info Byngo from 12:30-4 p.m. for a chance to win door prizes. Businesses in the Byng town limits and Byng Fire District may set up a table at the event. For more information or to reserve space, phone Coleen at 580-436-2545, extension 10.
• Byng School horticulture plant sale takes place at Byng School Greenhouse. All plants grown by students. This year the students have added yellow squash, zucchini squash, tomatoes and melons to their selection of plants for sale. Hanging baskets are $10-$15 each. Annuals are $2 for a package of six; $3 for four-inch pots; and $5 for six-inch pots. Bedding plants include geraniums, ferns, marigolds, impatients, coleus, dusty miller and petunias For more information, phone Craig Thompson at 580-310-6765.
APRIL 15, 2013
• Oklahoma Blood Institute hosts a blood drive from 10 a.m. until 2 p.m. at Chickasaw National IT department, 901 N. Country Club Road.
• Latta Pre-Kindergarten is seeking information that will help with 2013-2014 enrollment. Residents of the district who have children that are 4 years of age on or before Sept. 1 need to call the elementary office. Please contact Lindsay Kessinger or Phil Shivers at (580) 332-7669 by April 15, 2013.
• Entry deadline for the Hershey’s Track and Field Games, sponsored by the city of Ada, is Monday, April 15. The games are Saturday, April 20 at 9 a.m. For more information, phone 580-436-8101.
• TOPS, Take Off Pounds Sensibly, a support weight loss group, meets at 8:30 a.m. each Monday at Central Church of Christ, 820 Stadium Drive. For more information, phone 580-320-0747.
• Emotions Anonymous is meeting every Monday from 12 noon until 1 p.m. at Central Church of Christ, 820 Stadium Drive. For more information call Kristina at (580) 2794870.
APRIL 16, 2013
• Prime Timers meet at J.D.’s Csafeterial for its regular monthly meeting. Visitation begins at 5:30 p.m. and the meal will be served at 6 p.m. Tracy Scheer, campus director at Baptist Village, will give the program. Guests are welcome.
• Mary’s Music Barn presents traditional country music, featuring Country Pride Bank with special guest, the third Saturday of each month. Mary’s Music Barn is located three and one-half miles south of Stonewall on Jesse Highway. Turn right on McDonald Road. Show starts at 7 p.m. For more information phone 580-272-7816 or 580-265-9206; or email email@example.com
• Al-Anon meets at 8 p.m. each Tuesday at St. Luke’s Episcopal Church.
APRIL 17, 2013
• Latta School’s Indian Education Parent Committee will meet at 5:30 p.m. in Room 111 in the Latta Middle School. Business meetings will be conducted for JOM and Title VII programs. All parents of JOM and Title VII students are invited to attend.
• Emotions Anonymous is meeting every Wednesday from 12 noon until 1 p.m. at Central Church of Christ, 820 Stadium Drive. For more information, phone Kristina at (580) 279-4870.
• Divorce/Bereavement Support Group meets each Wednesday at 7 p.m. at The Compassion Outreach Center, 1124 Cradduck Road, Ada. This group offers support for those who have lost a loved one through divorce or death. For more information, phone Tom at 580-332-6506.
• A dance is conducted each Wednesday at Irving Community Center, 704 N. Oak, from 7:30-9:30 p.m. Cost is $6 per person and is open to the public.
APRIL 18, 2013
• Pontotoc County Democrats meet at 7 p.m. in Room D on the north side of Pontotoc County Agri-plex to discuss the district meeting in Lawton and make future plans for the party.
• Fortnightly Study Club will have a spring luncheon and general meeting at noon at the First Lutheran Church on Stadium Drive. Phyllis Danley will speak about the ECU Foundation. All members and former members are encouraged to attend, as this may be one of the last meetings. You will have a chance to share memories from the past and stories funny, serious or otherwise. The departments are Modern Book, Music and Progressive Drama, plus the recently retired 21st Century Department. Phone Susan Schmidt at 235-5561 by April 13 for a reservation.