DAR

ADA — Chimney Hill Daughters of the American Revolution met Jan. 10 at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center. The meeting was led by Lou Ann Hoover, vice regent, assisted by Lorraine Hooker, Betty Duty, Michele Cook, Joyce Gentry and Elizabeth Witherow.

A special Memorial Service was led by chaplain, Lorraine Hooker, for Joy Dixon and Ruth England. Charlotte Hollis, outgoing Chimney Hill Regent is Joy Dixon’s sister, she and several family members were in attendance. Mrs. Marie Spears gave a tribute to Ruth England. Charlotte Hollis thanked the members and especially Lou Ann Hoover for stepping in for her as regent during her illness this fall.

Elizabeth Witherow and Glendeen Unsell talked about the Native American costumes Glendeen has and is sewing, and has entered several contests. Glendeen attended the Native American festival at Bacone College recently, she took several art classes including bronze casting and Cherokee clothing. Unsell showed the members her Creek Ribbon dress that she crafted and made for the Green Corn ceremony.

Ramona Dennison reminded the members that the DAR scholarship deadline is Feb. 1 for any young person planning to attend college or attending college. Derrelyn Metz, conservation committee, reminded everyone to please recycle!

Next meeting will be Feb. 14 at 1:30 p.m., at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center. The American Essay Winners will read their entries, parents, teachers, and principals of student winners are special guests. Hostesses will be Lorraine Hooker, Alba Little and Marjorie Cerney.

Guests attending were: Shelley Ross Hamby, Onas Thornton and Blakeley and Dana Hill. Members attending were: Marie Spears, Lou Ann Hoover, Phyllis M. Inslee, Letia Butler, Ramona Dennison, Katherine S. Howry, Jessie Glover, Jackie Uhles, Joyce Gentry, Martha Moyer, Derrelyn Metz, Karen Anderson, Glendeen Unsell, Linda Leach, Betty Duty and Michele Cook.



Music Club

ADA — Wednesday Morning Music Club met Jan. 18 at the Ada Arts and Heritage Center. Derrelyn Metz, Bettye Brown, Rita Troska and Lillian Kroeker hosted. Following brunch, Norma Millsap, president, introduced Juliana Overmier, flutist, and her accompanist on piano, Starla Hibler. Both musicians are professors of music at East Central University.

Juliana Overmier earned her Bachelor of Music degree in 1987 from DePauw University, where she was a two-time concerto competition winner. She received first prize in the 1989 James Pappoutsakis Memorial Flute Competition in Boston as well as first prize in the 1992 Concours Artistique Lucien Wurmser in Paris.

While living in Paris, Ms. Overmier attended the Conservatory of Bourg-la-Reine/Sceaux, from which she received a gold medal. In 1994, she was a semi-finalist in the National Flute Association’s Young Artist Competition. In 1996, she earned her Masters degree in flute performance from the University of Southern California, where she also won the Annual Concerto Competition. Ms. Overmier can be heard on several film soundtracks, including As Good As It Gets and Halloween H20.

Ms. Overmier served as principal flutist for the Light Opera of Oklahoma Orchestra in Tulsa for the 2001 and 2002 seasons. She has performed with the Oklahoma City Philharmonic, the Tulsa Philharmonic, and the Tulsa Opera and Ballet orchestras, as well as the Tulsa Oratorio Chorus. She also performs with the Cimarron Wind Quintet and the Norman Flute Quartet, which is a member of the Oklahoma Arts Council Touring Roster. She is currently on the faculty at East Central University in Ada, OK, where she teaches flute and directs the University Flute Ensemble. In addition to her freelance playing and private teaching studio, she is a member of the National Flute Association, she serves as New Music Commission Chair and Community Outreach Chair on the board of directors for the Oklahoma Flute Society and is a frequent clinician and adjudicator for musical organizations statewide.

Overmier dedicated her performance at Music Club Jan. 18 to her mother, who gave birth to her on that date. Before playing each selection, she presented interesting anecdotes about the music and composers. Her program included "Divertissement" by Eugene Bozza (arranged for flute by Arthur Ephross), "Chanson" by Pierre Camus, "Hora Staccato" by Grigoras Dinicu (written originally for violin and made famous by Jascha Heifetz), "Romance" and "Sherzo" from Suite, op. 34 by Charles M. Widor, and "Siesta" and "Games" from "Summer Music" by Richard Rodney Bennett.

Following the program, Millsap announced that 62 students from Davis Elementary Music Department, directed by Denise White, will present the program Feb. 1. She asked for volunteers to provide refreshments.

Members and guests were Martha Rhynes, Sue Asklund, Joan Martin, Mary Ann Briggs, Charlotte Oxford, Zenobia Pettett, Sara McDaniel, Jane Muntz, Mary Keywood Deese, Norma Millsap, Ann Woolley, Ann Dicus, Siham Ramadan, Carol Toombs, Norma Rhodes, Dorothy Escamilla, Mary Criswell Coyne, Donna. L. York, Sara McDaniel, Jane Muntz, Derrelyn Metz and Lillian Kroeker.



Colbert HCE

ADA — Colbert Home and Community Education held its regular monthly meeting Jan. 16 at the home of Joyce Jared.

The meeting was called to order at 1:30 p.m. by Elaine Sundquist, president. Sylvia McDermott led the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag and Rozale Welch led the reading of the OHCE creed. Jared read a devotional passage in the form of a poem.

Ruth Janik called the roll and each person answered by telling what the most important thing she had accomplished in 2005 was. Janik read the minutes from the previous meeting and Bernice Patrick gave the treasurer’s report and collected steps information for the state project “Can’t Weight to Walk.”

There was no formal program for the month of January. Instead, members worked on their annual reports for 2005, and turned them in to the secretary for compilation and submission to OHCE.

A Christmas card from Joan Kelly in Ireland was received by Colbert HCE and circulated, and the stamped envelope was given to McDermott for the group stamp project.

Refreshments were enjoyed by attendees Rozale Welch, Elaine Sundquist, Sylvia McDermott, Ruth Janik, Joyce Jared and Bernice Patrick.

The meeting adjourned at 4 p.m. The next meeting will be Feb. 15 at 1:30 p.m. at the home of Elaine Sundquist. Ruth Janik will be hostess.



Latta HCE

LATTA — The Latta Home Community Education group met at J.D.’s Cafeteria Jan. 17 for its January meeting, with Kathryn Floyd presiding.

The meeting was called to order and Jan Manuel led the flag salute. Sara Pritchett read the OHCE creed and Sylvia Brantley gave the blessing and devotional. The devotional was titled “What’s it Like in Your Town?” She spoke about a fellow who drove into a town and asked an old gentleman “What kind of a town is this?” The reply was “How was it where you came from?” The fellow said “The people were very negative.” The old man replied “That’s exactly how they are here,” and the fellow drove off. In a short period of time a lady with small children drove up and asked the old man the same question. Her answer was that the people in the town she came from were very nice. The old man said “Yes, that’s what this town is like.” The lady drove away, happy to know that the town was great, however, the granddaughter who was standing beside the old man said “Grandpa, that’s not what you told that fellow before.” Grandpa said “Yes, but it all begins with you, no matter where you come from or where you go.”

The minutes of the previous meeting and the treasurer’s report were read. Roll call was answered with “Name something you accomplished in 2005.”

Floyd distributed pages for the 2006 yearbook and members chose what lessons they wanted to present in 2006.

Projects for the year and donations will be considered in February. The next meeting will be at J.D.’s Cafeteria Feb. 12.

Those attending were Jan Manuel, Jodie George, Sara Pritchett, Sylvia Brantley, Pat Forehand and Kathryn Floyd.



Laureate Eta

ADA — Laureate Eta Chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met at Jennie Stone’s office Jan. 11. Jane Boomhower, president, led the opening ritual.

Hattie Powers furnished dainty pastries to serve with hot tea for refreshments. Kathryn Woodruff, guest, was introduced.

The minutes were read by Mildred West and Ginger Adair gave the treasurer’s report. Both were approved.

Jean Prater gave the council report. The Valentine’s Day Brunch will be Feb. 11 at the Aldridge Dining Room.

The election for Valentine’s Day Queen was held and Powers will be crowned and presented with a live rose at the brunch.

The program was a discussion of a project for the silent auction at the February brunch.

The closing ritual was said in unison.



Prime Timers

ADA — Prime Timers met at 6 p.m. Jan. 17 at J.D.’s Cafeteria, with Ted Savage presiding. Dr. Roberto Escamilla gave the invocation.

There were 42 members and two guests in attendance.

The group sang “Happy Birthday” to Dr. James Hohl, Ella Mae Todd and Darla Doane, who celebrate January birthdays. Ted and Jackie Savage celebrated their anniversary Jan. 11.

The minutes of the Dec. 20 meeting were read and approved and the treasurer’s report was given.

The group approved a motion to move the next scheduled meeting to Feb. 28.

Alba Little and Mary Sue Roberts entertained the group with Burma Shave ads and humorous stories.

Savage introduced the speaker for the evening, Greg Pierce, superintendent of Pontotoc Technology Center. He told the group about training programs and other projects nearing completion.

Dick Scalf will be the speaker at the next meeting.

Members and guests present were Lloyd and Mary Ann Briggs, Peggy Ross, Mary Sue Roberts, Norma Roberts, Alba Little, Jim Hohl, Janet Lee, Bill and Marlena Lee, Ted and Jackie Savage, Bernice Shiplet, Willie Mae Williams, Corene Evett, Mae Jo Wagner, Ella Mae Todd, Betty Jo Voss, Ina Suydam, Leland and Mary Helen Newton, Paul and Margaret Sandmann, Jean Erickson, Andy and Joann Hood, Wendell and Treva Gurley, Duane and Darla Doane, Bonnie Shields, Roberto and Dorothy Escamilla, Anita Miller, Dorothy Weiss, Evelynn Tribbey, Ruby Firsching, Wanda Mauch, Derrlyne Metz, Peggy Bagley, Betty Parham, and guests, Kathy Hohl and Greg Pierce.



VVRH Auxiliary

ADA — Valley View Regional Hospital auxiliary met for its monthly meeting Jan. 19 in the classrooms. The meeting was opened by Bobbie Plumlee, president. Ina Suydam gave the treasurer’s report, and Mary Sue Roberts entertained the group by telling humorous stories.

Requests were received for hospital equipment. A request was from One Day Surgery for a Dinamap Monitor for blood pressure, pulse and oxygen saturation. A request was also received from physical therapy for a new Interferential Machine. Members voted on each item and agreed to purchase them as requested.

The auxiliary is in need of new members, having five workers out sick at the present time. It was announced that a reward would be given to present members who are able to get new members to join the auxiliary.

The auxiliary is having a jewelry sale Feb. 2 and 3, with each item being only $5. Members were urged to try to get people to attend.

Cindy Brents, registered nurse, spoke to the group. She is from the new Wound Healing Center and gave the group new information about the center. There will be an open house for the center Jan. 27 and all were invited to attend.

Those attending were Bobbie Plumlee, Jeannie Tolliver, Mary Sue Roberts, Nancy Duck, Rozale Welch, Pat Morgan, Lois Morgan, Ina Suydam, Jane Boomhower, Georgia Stewart and Wanda Privett.

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