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March 28, 2013

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Leopold and Wolfgang went on tours to play music and it helped Wolfgang become more popular. He wrote several piano concertos and several for the violin.  In his latter years he suffered from rheumatoid arthritis and eventually died from kidney disease.

 

 Retired Educators

Pontotoc County Retired Educators met at Ada Elks Lodge March 15. Members and guests were welcomed followed by the invocation given by Sue Jaquess.

After the meal, Sandra Mantooth introduced the speaker, Lori Robbins, storyteller for the Chickasaw Nation. She is the performing arts manager in the Arts and Humanities Division of the Chickasaw Nation.

Chickasaws believe once a story is told it becomes the listener's to tell. She began her program with the story “How the Dog Got its Bark.” Robbins told of the acting lessons available to their students, especially the ones containing the old-fashioned types of entertainment.  Co-worker Brian Lyon also attended.

President Jo Ann Hunt called the business meeting to order.  Judy Hisaw read the February minutes. Tom Stephens gave the treasury report.

Stephens praised Tommie Beddow for her membership work and the collection of membership dues.

In the absence of Mary Scalf, Hunt discussed the volunteer hours.  She also announced that those unable to attend the last meeting could still receive the benefits information from OREA.  She had a form for their names and phone numbers that she would forward to Rodrick Ford, the benefits representative. 

Hunt announced that OREA benefits have added a new company, Liberty Mutual. Rick Marshall is the contact person. He can be reached at 405-503-0061-insurance.

Abby Phillips said the testing facility always needs monitors when testing schools. If anyone is interested, they may contact the schools.  Charles Barrick attended the retired educators' district meeting in Ardmore. He reported Pontotoc County's organization is the largest in the district with 296 members.

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