Prime Timers November recap

Vaden Morgan | Prime TimersFrom the left, Greg McCortney, Jud Hanson, and Bryan Morris join Judy Hanson, who was recently honored as Pioneer Educator of the Year.

The Ada Prime Timers met on Nov. 13 at J.D.’s Cafeteria. After meet-and-greet time, a buffet dinner was enjoyed by all.

President Ruth Ann Taylor opened the meeting by introducing visitors Lori Ely and a former member,  Bryna Lane. The invocation was given by Wes Brantley. The American flag salute was led by Martha Martin. “Happy Birthday” was sung by all to celebrate Bonnie Flowers’ and Tony Pippin’s November birthdays. There were no November anniversaries.

The October minutes were read by Secretary Pat Jarrett-Briley. Treasurer Betty Cole reported a $20 guest meal expense for October, leaving a balance in the treasury of $388.03. President Ruth Ann brought before the members whether to continue to donate to Salvation Army and United Way for Christmas. It was decided to donate $50 to each organization.  

It also was decided to contact Geri Stevens for her to send a share-and-care card to Brenda Clark.

Humor for the night was presented by Tony Pippin.

The program was presented by Gary Jamar. It was a very interesting and informative program about Gary’s mission trips to Malawi. Cathe, his wife, was also a guest and had accompanied Gary several times on the trips.

The Ada Prime Timers’ next meeting will be the third Tuesday of December, Dec. 18, at J. D.’s Cafeteria. Activities will begin at 5:30 p.m. The program will be presented by Rozzie Purdy, titled “Christmas Jingles.”

New members and visitors are welcome. For inquiries, call 580-436-1116 or 580-320-0454.

Those in attendance were Ruth Ann Taylor, M. E. Carr, Bette Cole, Vestel Cole, Martha Martin, Bonnie Flowers, Bryna Lane, Bettye Brown, Elmer Brown, Linda Wells, Tony Pippin, Treva Gurley, Wendell Gurley, Joann Hood, Andy Hood, Rita Roberts, Elizabeth Witherow, Jack Witherow, Wes Brantley, Lori Ely, Betty Ely-Parham, Pat Jarrett-Briley, Gary Jamar and Cathe Jamar.

Eric Swanson is the City Hall and general assignment reporter for The Ada News. He spent 15 years working at the Dodge City Daily Globe in Dodge City, Kansas, before joining The Ada News’ staff in 2012.