Colbert HCE

ADA — The Colbert Home and Community Education group met at the home of Bernice Patrick April 19 for its regular monthly meeting. Elaine Sundquist presided.

The meeting was called to order and Joyce Jared led the Pledge of Allegiance to the flag. Rozale Welch led the reading of the OHCE creed and Patrick gave the devotional “That you may come to share in the very being of God.”

Roll call was answered with “The most important manners children should learn.” Members agreed that children should definitely practice courtesy and respect to others in their daily lives. Patrick also gave the treasurer’s report and the minutes were read.

Ruth Janik gave a report on identity theft from a workshop she had attended at the March Southeast District OHCE meeting at Coalgate. Welch reported that she had attended an appreciation banquet given by Valley View Regional Hospital employees for volunteer workers. She won a door prize of a red hat with a potted begonia plant placed inside the crown. Volunteers are needed for the quilt show April 28-29, and also desserts are needed for the concession stand. Cookies are need for OHCE Week May 1 for trays for local businesses and leaders who supported OHCE throughout the year. “Can’t Weight to Walk” project information was collected by Patrick.

Sylvia McDermott presented the program “Perfectly Polished” from “Putting Your Best Foot Forward” by Debbie Sharp, OSU Extension educator. She divided handouts among members and each person read aloud from their lists. Members learned facts from the middle ages about chivalry, etiquette and respect for women, and many useful suggestions on a wide variety of subjects relating to telephone manners, public behavior and being a good hostess.

Members updated their yearbook annual report sheets. The meeting adjourned at 3 p.m. Jared asked a blessing and attendees Ruth Janik, Joyce Jared, Bernice Patrick, Rozale Welch, Elaine Sundquist and Sylvia McDermott enjoyed refreshments.

The next meeting is scheduled for May 17 at 1:30 p.m. at Alterra Sterling House. Sylvia McDermott will be the hostess.

Fortnightly Study Club

ADA — The Fortnightly Study Club gathered April 20, 2006, for a tea at the Ada Arts and Heritage Hall to celebrate President’s Day. The tea was hosted by the music department.

The Fortnightly Study Club was founded in 1922 by Hazel Linscheid, wife of then president of East Central University. It was formed for Ada women interested in the study of a variety of subjects to enrich their minds. During the first few years the group met in the reception hall of the science hall building at ECU. Sometimes they also met in the quarters of the president which caused him to seek other quarters for a couple of hours.

The study club was entertained by a group of students from Ada High School. They were lead by director, Janet Humphreys and accompanied by Beverly Ballagh on piano. The students performing were Leah Barbata, Heather Holland, Jennifer Bell, Daren Briley, Matt Sweatt, Daniel Luhmann, Matt Waller, Mikey Powers, Jane Cooper, Stephani Rosson, Sami Sims and Mandy Hayes. The students were scheduled to compete at Oklahoma City the following day.

Club members in attendance were book department.: Alba Little, Wanda Campbell and Joann Hood. Progressive drama department.: Elizabeth Witherow, Mary Pfeffer, Gemma Waggoner, Glenda Landry, Mary Jo Schoepflin, Ann Pepper, Jean Erickson and Margaret Garber. Music department.: Charolotte Herman, Betty Denny, Sue Asklund, Evelyn Tribbey, Frances Howard, Jane Adair, Martha Sweatt and Mary Jo Sammora. Twenty-first century department.: Charlene Spencer, Ruth Parkhurst, Ina Suydam, Rose Mary Floyd, Mary Lou Carr and Ginger Adair.

The board members for the ensuing year were elected and installed. They are Mary Pfeffer, president; Ruth Parkhurst, vice-president; Glenda Landry, secretary; Jane Adair, treasurer; Martha Sweatt, auditor; Alba Little, historian; Ina Suydam, counselor; and Nell Goforth, parliamentarian.

Preceptor Delta Phi

ADA — Preceptor Delta Phi met at Mazzio’s Pizza Tuesday, April 18 at 11:30 a.m. for pizza. The meal was hosted by Nina Davis. Those attending were Carol Winton, Juanita True, Sally Spence, Lucille Collins, Jean Erickson, Marlene Green, Bobbye Darbison, Juanita Sutton, Annette Rhoads and Nina Davis.

Diamond ‘K’ Kiwanis

ADA — Diamond “K” Kiwanis met April 25 at the Ada Public Library for its regular meeting with Roy Watson presiding and leading the pledge to the flag. The invocation was given by Neal Beasley.

Chris Sutton, with the Ada Fire Department, presented the program on Homeland Security. The City of Ada has received an intermediate response unit as part of a statewide regional response system. This is a trailer as a component of a five-tiered regional response system, a project the Oklahoma Office of Homeland Security has obligated more than $16 million toward. They are strategically located across Oklahoma to ensure an effective and timely response statewide. The unit will be owned by the City of Ada and available for the fire department to use. It will also work together with the other components of the system in the event of a larger, regional or state disaster. The regional response system will be standardized allowing each unit to be compatible with the others. It will also include an communications system that will operate in conjunction with the state 800 MHz system.

Following the program a short business meeting was held. Others attending were Robert Adriana, Jim Barlow, Patsy Beasley, Eldon Billings, Doc Bowen, James Cochran, June Cope, Gene Evans, Morris Gonsoulin, Andy Hood, Ron Keltner, Alba Little, Georgia Malone, Don Meeks, Sharon Myers, Buck Phillips, Annette Rhoads, Billy Rice, Juanita Sutton, James Treas, Corky Wilson and John Binkley.

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