Naomi Sunday School

ADA — The Naomi Sunday School Class of Ada First Baptist Church met Tuesday at the Baptist Village. Viola Dew’s group hosted the meeting and 24 members were present.

Christine Folger, president, opened the meeting and offered the prayer. All members who were ill were remembered. Mary Helen Newton, secretary, read the minutes of the last meeting and gave her report. Essie Wilburm, treasurer, reported on the expenses of the class. A love offering was taken to help with those expenses. Carl Gilley agreed to buy the flowers and deliver them as needed.

The devotion was given by Viola Dew on “Friends.” It was taken from John 15. She read a poem which was written to a Sunday School teacher about how much she was appreciated. Folger read an article of “Receipts for Happiness.” Many humorous stories were read by Mary Sue Roberts.

Those present were Nannie Lee and Elwood Winchester, Lois and Carl Gilley, Mary Holt Sodeman, Mary Sue Roberts, Viola Dew, Sammy O’Neal, Ethel Clawson, Oleta Loyd, Marie Spears, Bernice Shiplet, Cleo Leach, Pauline Roan, Helen Middleton, Hazel Wall, Essie Wilburn, Fay Ford, Ruby Lee Smith, Christine Folger, Nell Sliger, Bonita Todd and Mary Helen Newton.

Colonial Dames

ADA — The Washita Chapter of Colonial Dames XVII Century met recently at the home of Wanema Bullard at Ardmore.

A memorial service was held for four members of the chapter with Reba Dickson presiding. Lois Brady was memorialized by Geral Dean Hall, Barbara Bandy Jones by Billye Jobe and Maysel Jones and Edith Pool by Wanda Shelton.

Special guests were Butch Bridges, Ardmore, who writes a weekly newsletter "This and That" on local history which is published on the computer, and James and Nancy Singleterry, known professionally as "The Lamplighters," Moore, who presented a program on Colonial music played on the mountain dulcimer, guitar and banjo.

During the business meeting, Joanna Diviney, president, introduced new members Jesse Glover, Geral Dean Hall and Nell Truitt, a transfer from Florida. A list of awards were read that were received at the State Conference and Phyllis Inslee, National chairman of General Scholarships reported on her trip to Washington.

The next meeting is Sept. 13, 2006, at the Ada Elks Lodge.


Chickasaw AARP

ADA — Chickasaw AARP Chapter 4113 met May 18 at 12:15 p.m. at the senior site on Chamber Loop. Jeannie Choplin, president, led the meeting. The program speaker was Dr. George Solarzano, BVA. He gave an informative program on diseases of the eye accompanied by visual displays.

People are living longer now therefore they are more likely to have eye diseases. Older vision impaired persons are 200 percent more likely to have car accidents due to eye disease. Examples of eye disease include cataracts, glaucoma, macular degineration, and diabetic retinopathy. Macular degeneration is the most common cause of legal blindness. Dry macular degeneration is the worst kind. Glaucoma causes damage to the optic nerve causing a gradual loss of vision.

May 11 Jeannie Coplin, Alice Phillips and Bernice Patrick went to Ballard Nursing Home to play bingo with the residents.

May 17 was Caring Hearts Day. Jeannie Coplin, Margaret Melville, Ruthie Ellis and Mildred Green visited Ballard Nursing Home residents Velma Betts and Monti Martin. They gave each resident a sack of goodies and a vase of flowers.

Bernice Patrick gave the secretary’s report and Ruthie Ellis gave the treasurer’s report.

The next meeting is June 15.

Thirteen people attended this meeting.

Jolly Elders

ADA — The Jolly Elders of Morris Memorial Baptist Church met for breakfast at J.D.’s Cafe May 4.

The prayer was offered by Floyd Wilkins.

Birthdays for the month were Betty King, Haskell Harrison, Wanda Osborn.

Those attending were Bill and Wanda Osborn, Haskell and Barbara Harrison, Mattie Hunley, Marietta Walden, Elzie and Joann Priest, Lois Roper, Clive and Betty Rigsby, Lee and Simmie Swanson, Floyd Wilkins, Ish Tatum and Birdie Abbot.

The Jolly Elders met for breakfast May 18 at J.D.’s.

The prayer was offered by James Abbott.

Those attending were Lee and Simmie Swanson, Elzie and Joann Priest, Novie and Von Dedmon, Bill and Wanda Osborn, Floyd Wilkins, Don Alexander, James and Birdie Abbott, Mattie Hunley, Marietta Walden, Haskell and Barbara Harrison, Clive and Betty Rigsby, Trevor and Emily Rigsby, and Lois Roper.

The Jolly Elders also met at the Morris Memorial Fellowship Hall for its monthly fun night.

Those attending were James and Birdie Abbott, Lee and Simmie Swanson, Yvonne Hatcher, Bill and Wanda Osborn, Mattie Hunley, Marietta Walden, Jean Lancaster, Novie and Von Dedmon, Haskell and Barbara Harrison, Clive and Betty Rigsby, Elbern and Dean Cooper, Floyd Wilkins, Lois Roper and Betty King.

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