Latta HCE

LATTA — The Latta Home and Community Education Group met April 4 at J.D.’s Cafeteria. The meeting was called to order by Kathryn Floyd. The blessing and devotional on “The Universal Needs For All” was given. Love and respect were two of the most important. Roll call was answered with what each member thought should be learned by our children. Manners topped the list. The pledge was led by Jan Manuel and Sara Pritchett read the OHCE creed. Minutes of the last meeting were read and the treasurer’s report was given.

Pritchett gave a report on the Southeast District meeting at Coalgate. She attended several interesting workshops.

Workers are needed for the Quilt Show April 28-29 at the Agri-Plex.

Floyd gave the lesson on “Properly Polished” which told of the manners a lot of people have forgotten. She said everyone needs to brush up on manners and to always put their best foot forward. First impressions always count.

Those attending were Jan Manuel, Sara Pritchett, Jodie George and Kathryn Floyd.

The next meeting is May 9 at J.D.’s Cafeteria.

Prime Timers

ADA — The Prime Timers met April 18 at 6 p.m. at J.D.’s Cafeteria with Ted Savage presiding. Leonard Briley gave the invocation.

Forty members were in attendance. June Scott and the speaker of the evening, David Hathcoat, were welcomed.

Minutes of the March 21 meeting were read and approved and the treasurer’s report was given.

Savage announced that WWII veterans need to take their information about their service time to the Veteran’s Center to be included with the WWII Memorial.

Dr. Stanley Wagner gave a positive report on the newly appointed president of East Central University, Dr. Richard Rafes.

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

Savage introduced Hathcoat, Ada City Manager, who gave an informative presentation about the many projects taking place in Ada and plans for the completion of future projects.

The next scheduled meeting is May 16 with the program to be presented by the Bonar Family.

Members and guests in attendance were Willie Mae Williams, Alba Little, Jim Hohl, Ted and Jackie Savage, Norma Roberts, Mary Sue Roberts, Andy and Joann Hood, Don and Brenda Clark, Wendall and Treva Gurley, Eileen Williams, Leonard Briley, Stanley and Diana Wagner, Leland and Mary Helen Newton, Paul and Margaret Sandmann, Bonnie Shields, Ruby Firsching, Betty Voss, Ella Mae Todd, Janet Lee, Bill and Marlena Lee, Roberto and Dorothy Escamilla, Barbara Garrett, Bernice Shiplet, Corene Evett, Mae Jo Wagner, Duane and Darla Doane, Delton and Jean Marcum, M.E. and Mary Carr, June Scott and David Hathcoat.

Laureate Eta

ADA — Laureate Eta chapter of Beta Sigma Phi met Feb. 9 at the Kentucky Fried Chicken office. Jane Boomhower led the opening ritual. Ginger Adair gave the treasurer’s report.

Jean Prather gave the council report that the Valentine’s Brunch would be Feb. 11 at the Aldridge. She also announced that March would be election of officers month.

Hattie Powers displayed her projects for the silent auction.

Jennie Stone distributed new books with current addresses.

New members Doris Benefiel and Kathryn Woodruff were in attendance.

The closing ritual was said in unison.

Those present were Ginger Adair, Jennie Stone, Jean Prater, Jane Boomhower, Hattie Powers, Doris Benefiel and Kathryn Woodruff.

Farm Bureau

ADA — After a catfish dinner, prepared by Turk Barrett and the Farm Bureau agents, the Farm Bureau Women’s Committee met April 10, 2006, at 7 p.m. at the Farm Bureau Office. Mildred West, chairman, presided. The flag salute was led by Christy Smith. Helen Denslow gave a devotional titled “Master’s Garden.” West led the prayer. Janet Gibson read the minutes and gave the treasurer’s report. Both were approved as read. Used magazines were brought for the Veterans Hospital at Sulphur.

Gibson reported that she met with the Scholarship Committee to choose a student for the college scholarship. The winner will be announced later.

A report was given for the Farm Bureau Women’s Day at Seminole, April 1. Those who attended were West, Denslow, Smith and Kathryn Floyd.

Gibson reported on the Washington, D.C., Legislative Tour which began April 2. Sixty-eight Farm Bureau members from across Oklahoma attended. They visited their senators and representatives to talk about farm and ranch issues and also heard reports from the National Farm Bureau Staff.

A redbud tree was planted at Vanoss School April 7. Those attending were Joe and Mildred West, Denslow, Smith and Gibson.

The Farm/City Festival will be held in Oklahoma City at the State Capitol April 26. A $25 check was sent to help with expenses and each person attending will take food. Women from all over the state will serve food to the legislators and their staff as a way of thanking them for all they do.

A County Farm/City Festival will be held May 5 at the courthouse. Plans were made for the brunch to be served to county employees.

Those present at the meeting were Christy Smith, Mildred West, Janet Gibson, Joy Cassidy, Helen Denslow and new member, Linda Branum. The next meeting is May 8 at 7 p.m.