Tanti Club

The History Department of the Tanti Study Club met on Nov. 5 at 2 p.m. in the Parlor of the First Untied Methodist Church with Peggy Pagley as hostess.

Charlotte Oxford, president, presided at the meeting. Peggy Bagley led the group in the Club Collect and Verna Rice, secretary, presented the minutes of hte October meeting. Members made donations to be given to the Salvation Army for turkeys for Thanksgiving and to send to the Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation in memory of Emmett Alletag.

President Oxford reported that the Family Crisis Center has requested the following needs: alarm clocks, winter gloves, scarfs, socks, umbrellas and hair brushes. It was the consensus of the group to individually obtain these items and bring to the December meeting.

In keeping with Oklahomas Centennial celebration, Oxford presented the program highlighting the lives of two influentral women from the state: Wilma Mankiller, first female Chief of hte Cherokee Nation and Te Ata (Mary Thompson) possibly the most famous Chickasaw woman of recent history who kept history alive in the oral tradition.

The next meeting will be on Dec. 3 in the home of Ann Barton with Betty Mitchell presenting the program.

Those in attendance were Peggy Bagley, Ann Barton, Vivian Blake, Mary Ann Briggs, Dorothy Esamilla, Betty Mitchell, Charlotte Oxford, Sara Pritchett and Verna Rice. Bobby Sachs was a guest.

Boy Scout Troop 92 in Atoka

Duirng their regular meeting on Monday, Nov. 19 at the United Methodist Church in Atoka, the troop held a Court of Honor to present merit badges and other awards earned by the scouts in recent months.

During the opening ceremony, Dominick Simonson, newest member of the troop led scouts and guests in the Pledge of Allegiance. Preston Cosper led the Scout Oath, Max Henry, Jr., the Scout Law, Josiah Bloomstadt the Scout Motto and Michael Bloomstadt the Scout Slogan.

Merit badges earned were presented to Preston Cosper for Indian lore, space exploration, computers, music, and camping; Greg Furey for basketry, leatherwork, Indian lore, camping, computers and music; Max Henry, Jr. for climbing; Josiah Bloomstadt for first aid, basketry, shooting (rifle), Indian lore, space exploration, reptiles and amphibians and communications. Josiah has also completed requirements for Tenderfoot rank. J.B. Henry, an Eagle scout and assistant scoutmaster, backpacked 76 miles at the Philmont Ranch in New Mexico this past summer and was presented the 50 miler award.

Scoutmaster Jim Turner is in his seventh year as scoutmaster of Troop 92. During these years, nine boys have earned the rank of Eagle and four more are currently completing the requirements. Two of these candidates gave summaries of their projects: Greg Furey organized and directed the painting of the gates at the Coalgate cemetery; Max Henry, Jr. planned and led the cleaning and painting of the parking lot at the Atoka United Methodist Church. Preston Cosper is completing plans for his project which will take place in Coalgate.

Refresments followed the Court of Honor.

The troop meets every Monday at 6:30 p.m. at the United Methodist Church in Atoka.

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