Pontotoc County OHCE

ADA — Pontotoc County OHCE met Nov. 6 at the Agri-plex for its third council meeting of the year.

Dorothy Bailey, president, called the meeting to order and offered the prayer.

Elaine Sundquist led the group in the pledge to the flag.

Jessie Welch led the group in t he reading of the OHCE creed and Mary Hightower called the roll and read the meetings of the last meeting.

Emmeline Allen gave the treasurer’s report and a report of the Kuntry Kitchen.

Jean Beth Martin gave a report on the quilt show and Allen gave a report on money donated for the plexiglass project.

The club discussed the cost of putting bricks around the bench dedicated to 50-year members.

New officers for 2007 will be Oma Waters, president; Jessie Welch, vice-president; Emmeline Allen, treasurer; Mary Hightower, secretary; Bernice Patrick, reporter; and Dorothy Bailey, chaplain.

The program was presented by Ken Hoover from Edward Jones Investments. He gave the group some good ideas.

Following the meeting, the group had a potluck luncheon. Hostesses were Latta and Allen.

The Style Show followed the luncheon, and Kathryn Floyd was in charge of it.

Prime Timers

ADA — Prime Timers met Nov. 21, 2006, at J.D.’s Cafeteria with Janet Lee, vice-president, presiding.

Thirty members and fourteen guests were in attendance.

Lee welcomed guests, Billy and Verna Rice, Tom and Merle Boatwright, Ruth Davidson, Lorena Derryberry, Betty Denny, John and Adele Davenport, Oliver and Z.D. Parker, Jim and Dorothy Barlow and Doris Blackburn.

The invocation was given by Peggy Bagley. “Happy Birthday” was sung to Bagley and Tom Lamson.

Lee introduced Billy and Verna Rice, who presented the program for the evening. A slide presentation of their three-week Grand Circle tour of China was shown. Forty people from twelve states met in Beijing and took the tour. The presentation was interesting and informative with many facts given about different areas in China.

Other members present were Mary Sue Roberts, Alba Little, Elwin and Sue Jaquess, Neal and Patsy Beasley, Charlotte Hollis, Sarah McDaniel, Mae Jo Wagner, Roberto and Dorothy Escamilla, Lloyd and Mary Ann Briggs, Betty Parham, Eldora Van Dusen, Wendell and Treva Gurley, Leland and Mary Helen Newton, Joe Parsons, Anita Miller, Andy and Joan Hood, Bill and Marlena Lee, Bernice Shiplet, Bonnie Shields and Tom Lamson.

The next scheduled meeting is Dec. 19. Jay Horne will entertain with Christmas music.

Colbert HCE

ADA — Colbert Home and Community Education group met Oct. 15 at the home of Rozale Welch. Elaine Sundquist, president, called the meeting to order.

Welch read the thought for the day, which advised members to stick with people who make them laugh, as they are much less expensive than a therapist. Members pledged their allegiance to the flag and Joyce Jared led in the reading of the OHCE creed. Ruth Janik called the roll, to which each person answered by naming one place she would like to visit in the fall. The minutes of the previous meeting were read. Bernice Patrick gave the treasurer’s report and collected the information for the OHCE state project.

Members discussed the purchase of a brick for Colbert HCE group, to be one of those placed around the commemorative bench in front of the Agri-plex building. Sundquist will secure more information on this. The menu for the Christmas dinner party at the Colbert meeting in December was planned. Patrick shared photographs she had taken during a recent trip to Reagan, Okla. Reagan is now a deserted frontier town with several very old buildings, including a Wells Fargo building and a doctor’s office.

Patrick gave a report on the educational tour day trip to Oklahoma City Nov. 13. Attendees toured the State Capitol building and saw where the House of Representatives and the senate meet. Neither of these was in session at the time. The group also toured the Historical Building, and Patrick described the various rooms there. Approximately 17 people went on the tour and had lunch in the Historical Building.

Jared read aloud a history of the Ada Fire Department from the Oklahoma Pontotoc County Quarterly for January, 1979, as well as excerpts from the April, 1979 Quarterly. Jared’s father, Ed Haley, retired after working for the Ada Fire Department for 38 years. For 28 of those he was the fire chief.

The meeting was adjourned and Welch served refreshments to fellow attendees Elaine Sundquist, Bernice Patrick, Joyce Jared and Ruth Janik, following a blessing by Jared.

The next meeting is Dec. 20 at 12:30 p.m. at the home of Elaine Sundquist.

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