ADA — Chickasaw AARP 4113 met June 21 at the Chickasaw Senior Stie on Chamber Loop.

President Jeannie Coplin led the meeting. Bernice Patrick gave the secretary’s report and Jeannie Barbour, Chickasaw Nation Division of Research and Scholarship, gave the program.

This division is composed of the library, tribal archives, Native American Burial Ground Protection, provides a place to learn about the history of the Chickasaw people and oversees the Chickasaw Hall of Fame.

She said when the cultural center is finished in Sulphur her department will move to the research center there.

The state AARP office sent the chapter a plaque for its 20 years in existence. Buck Cheadle was instrumental in getting this chapter started.

Twenty-four people attended the meeting.

Next meeting is July 19.

Colbert HCE

ADA — Colbert Home and Communty Education held its regular meeting June 20 in the home of Joyce Jared.

Elaine Sundquist opened the meeting and members pledged their allegiance to the flag. The OHCE Creed was read in unison. For the devotional, Jared read a poem written by her mother titled “I See God in the Rose.”

Roll was called and members replied by identifying their favorite grilled vegetable.

Ruth Janik read minutes of the previous meeting and Bernice Patrick gave the financial report.

Patrick collected information for the Oklahoma Home and Community Education “Can’t Weight to Walk” project. Colbert members contributed to the OHCE project “Water For All.” Sundquist reminded personnel of the Pontotoc County Council meeting Aug. 10 and the Pontotoc County Fair Sept. 5-8.

Sundquist spoke on Ada’s centennial project to restore Wintersmith Park amphitheater. She said Citizens Bank donated $10,000 toward this project. Sundquist told how the amphitheater was built in 1934 by a crew of 20 Civilian Conservation Corps men, using native stone. This Depression-era construction project took six and one-half months to complete. Through the years since, the amphitheater has hosted all types of Ada community events. The restoration is in its final phase of completion.

Jared gave the blessing and attendees Elaine Sundquist, Bernice Patrick, Joyce Jared and Ruth Janik served refreshments.

Next meeting is July 18 at 1:30 p.m. in the home of Ruth Janik.

VVRH Auxiliary

ADA — Members of Valley View Regional Hosptial Auxiliary met June 21 for their monthly meeting. Lois Morgan, president, opened the meeting.

Jeanie Tolliver, secretary, gave the minutes of the last meeting. Bob Waller, treasurer, gave the treasurers report. Catharine Choate, director, gave requests from three departments for various items of equipment. The Wound Healing Center requested a blanket warmer at an approximate cost of $4,462. The lab requested a new microscope at an approximate cost of $6,222. The obstretrics department requested a blanket warmer at an approximate cost of $3,599. Catharine Choate told members the function of each item.

Members voted to purchase these items for the hospital.

Choate asked members to be thinking about ideas for the celebration of the 60th anniversary of the auxiliary and hospital in August.

Mary Sue Roberts kept the group laughing by telling humorous stories.

Attending were Anita Miller, Wanda Privett, Mary Sue Roberts, Georgia Stewart, Fern Peery, Jane Boomhower and Demonell Stevenson.

Other members attending were Ann Lucas, Nancy Duck, Lois Morgan, Bob Waller, Linda Cutler, Barbi Moon, Jeanie Tolliver and Catharine Choate.

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