Owls book club

ADA — Owls book club met Jan. 27 at the home of Nancy Cody. Betty Haraway distributed revised hostess schedules and a list of book reviewers. Mary Jo Taylor will host the next meeting Feb. 24 when Carolyn Danielson will review “Runaway,” a collection of short stories by Alice Munro.

Elizabeth Witherow shared her collection of Madonna paintings and statues and led a discussion of the feminist novel, “The Secret Life of Bees,” by Sue Monk Kidd. The primary setting is a farm near Tiburon, S.C., where a sisterhood of faith provides refuge for lonely, desperate women and girls. Narrator Lily, a motherless white girl, runs away from her abusive father and lives with Augusta and her sisters, who have developed a thriving business selling Black Madonna honey.

Members and guests who attended the meeting were Kathy Chapman, Martha Griffin, Yvonna Treas, Carolyn Danielson, Nancy Cody, Mary Jo Taylor, Martha Rhynes, Bryna Lane, Ann Dicus, Lou Ann Hoover, Elizabeth Witherow, Elaine Bearden, Paula Rubin, Mary Ellen Davenport, Lynda Simpson, Mary Forster, Coleen Smith, Betty Haraway and June Sims.

Diamond “K” Kiwanis

ADA — Diamond “K” Kiwanis met Jan. 17 for its regular meeting. Roy Watson, president, led the pledge to the flag and James Cochran gave the invocation.

Twenty-three members were in attendance. Wayne Walker presented the program on different types of bows and arrows that he makes. Past Lt. Gov. Charles Barrick was a special guest.

Jan. 10, Watson opened the meeting by leading the pledge to the flag and giving the invocation. Dr. John Charboneau gave the program. Corky Wilson inducted Bob Ardiana as a new member.

Jan. 3, after the pledge to the flag led by Watson, and the invocation given by Georgia Malone, M.E. Carr introduced State Rep. Bob Plunk, who spoke about various things happening at the Capitol. Gene Evans was a guest.

Dec. 27, 2005, Watson led the pledge to the flag and Neal Beasley gave the invocation. James Treas presented Dania Braly, who gave the program. Guests were Jan Owen and Larry and Barry Treas.

Dec. 20, Billy Murray presented Dr. William Pennington, who spoke about “The Partnership of a College and a Nation and a New Century of Cooperation Between Murray State College and the Chickasaw Nation.” Nineteen members were in attendance.

Dec. 13, 20 members were in attendance to hear Dr. Chris Gurley speak about the disorders of the eye and what could be done to help.

Dec. 6, Billy Rice introduced M.E. Carr, who spoke about Medicare and the changes between Dec. 31, 2005, and May 15, 2006.

Nov. 22, Eldon Billings presented Jason O’Neal, chief of police of the Chickasaw Nation, who spoke about the mission of preserving the heritage of the Chickasaws. He has 13 years of federal law enforcement experience.

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