MATURE MELODY MAKERS

Mature Melody Makers, an adult singing group of First Baptist Church, met at the church Dec. 6. After a short business meeting, opened by Harold Ware, they went to the Ballard Nursing Center to performa for the residents. Harold Ware gave the opening prayer, remembering those who were ill.

The Ladies Ensemble sang “Birthday of the King.” Ware sang “Christmas Means Thinking of Jesus.” The choir sang “Deck the Halls,” “Jingle Bells,” “Silver Bells,” “It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “I’m Dreaming of a White Chrismtas,” “The First Noel,” “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Silent Night,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” and “Joy to the World.” Jean Haworth gave “A Christmas I remember.”

Following the program, the group went to J.D.’s Cafeteria for lunch.

Those in the program included Jean Haworth, Dolores Moore, Doris Brooks, Sue Young, Don and Martha Martin, Marie Spears, Eileen Williams, Virginaia Girdley, Doug and Tubby Davis, Harold Ware, Betty Wynn, Kenneth and Vonnye Elkins, Mary Sue Roberts, Sue Stidham, Carl and Lois Gilley, Don Stafford, Sue Asklund, Christine Folger, Viola Dew, Gladys Schiess, Laurie Mettry, Willie Mae Williams and Loy Kidwell. Jane Stafford and Gene Davis joined the group for the luncheon.



MATURE MELODY MAKERS

The Mature Melody Makers also met at the church Dec. 13. Harold Ware opened the meeting and gave the opening prayer. After a short business meeting, the group went to Heartland plaza to do a program for the residents. During th ebusiness meeting, Treasurer Doris Brooks presented Ware, Kenneth Elkins and Betty Wynn Christmas gifts in appreciation for all the work they do with the group.

The Ladies Ensemble sang, “Birthday of the King.” Ware sang “Christmas Means thinking of Jesus.” The choir sang “Deck the Halls,” “Jingle Bells,” “Silver Bells,” “It’s Beginning to Look Like Christmas,” “Winter Wonderland,” “I’m Dreaming of a White Chrismtas,” “The First Noel,” “Angels We Have Heard on High,” “O Little Town of Bethlehem,” “Silent Night,” “Hark the Herald Angels Sing,” “O Come All Ye Faithful,” “It Came Upon a Midnight Clear,” and “Joy to the World.” Following the program, the group returned to the church where a luncheon was served. each person brought their favorite food.

Those in the program included: Don and Martha Martin, Sue Asklund, Delores Moore, Holt and Mary Kay Sodeman, Doug and Tubby Davis, Willie Mae Williams, Kenneth and vonnye Elkins, Jerry and Jackie WEells, Sue Studham, Nell Goforth, Loy Kidwell, Harold Ware, Don Stafford, Carl and Lois Gilley, Mel and Jean Haworth, Betty Wynn, Doris Brooks, Eileen Williams and Virginia Girdley.



COLBERT HCE

Colbert HCE’s monthly meeting was held on Nov. 28 at the home of Joyce Jared. The meeting was called to order at 1:35 p.m. by Presiden Elaine Sundquist. Jared read teh Thoght for the Day and then read a newspaper article Sundquist brought titled “What are you thankful for?” The Pledge of Allegiance was recited in unison and followed by the reading of the OHCE Creed.

In response to the roll call, each person named her favorite holiday meal entree. Members were divided between the traditional turkey and scalloped potatoes with ham. Ruth Janik read the minutes from the October meeting. Bernice Patrick gave the treasurer’s report.

Patrick reported that she had attended the recent groundbreaking ceremony for the new Chickasaw hospital. She said there were many speakers and that the ceremony was a big affair. Patrick attended the HCE Past-Presidents luncheon on Nov. 2 and offered a suggestion for a Past Presidents Fall Tour trip to the Coal Miners Museum in Coalgate. Other suggestions were also made and it was decided to discuss this further at the next meeting. Sundquist reminded members of hte Fall County Council Meeting/Style Show on Dec. 7 at 10 a.m.

Since there was no formal program planned for hte November meeting, Jared pressented an impromptu one. Recently fourth graders at McKinley Elementary School in norman spent some weeks learning about Oklahoma. Librarian Jamie Johnson led the project with help from the fourth grade teachers, Dr. Cindy Taylor and Teresa Birden. Some o fht ethings they learned appeared in the Oklahoman n Nov. 23, 2007 under the heading “100 amazing facts about Oklahoma.”

Jared read aloud several fascinating excerpts from this article. A few of these were as follows: Oklahoma has 11,611 miles of shoreline, more than the combined non-tidal coasts of the Atlantic and the Gulf of Mexico; The world’s largest deposit of alabaster is at Alabaster Caverns near Freedom; Oklahoma was a part of the 1803 Louisiana Purchase; Edward Roberts, a 1968 Oklahoma State University in electrical engineering is credited with inventing the personal computer and he gave software giant Bill Gates his first job in the industry; The record for single-day rainfall is 15.68 inches. On October 11, 1973, Enid recorded 12 of those inches in three hours. It took antoher 10 hours for the rest to fall.

the meeting was adjourned at 3:10 p.m. Jared asked the blessing and attendees Elaine Sundquist, Bernice Patrick, Joyce Jared and Ruth Janik enjoyed refreshments and conversation together.

Colbert HCE members planned a luncheon at J.D.’s Cafeteria on Dec. 19 in lieu of the regular monthly meeting.

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