Lifestyle

Fri
08
Dec

Mildred Green honored on 70th birthday

 

Longtime Okmulgee resident Mildred Green turned 70 on Dec. 2. She was celebrated by friends and family with a surprise party from her children at the Holiday Inn Express, Okmulgee on Nov. 24. We wish Mildred many blessings in her future endeavors and many more birthday celebrations.

My Love Letter to Mother 

(written by her daughter Bridget)

December 2, 1947 was the best day ever! God had an awesome plan for you to be my mother. If God himself had given me the choice of my mother, it would have been you. I want you to know you did an outstanding job in your assignment. In my eyes, as a little girl, you were my super woman and today as an adult you’re still my superwoman, but also my virtuous woman/queen.

Fri
08
Dec

A Few of My Favorite Things with Katina Holland

Cool Cookie Confections

Tis the season for giving and this time of year lots of people give cookies!  Cookies were originally called "little cakes”.  Cooks used to test their ovens for cakes they were baking.  They would drop a small amount of the cake batter onto a sheet in the oven.  If it cooked correctly, the oven was ready for the cake to go in.  These little test cakes were called "koekje", meaning "little cake" in Dutch, hence we have the cookie.  Cookies are perfect for snacking and as a dessert and can be combined with so many ingredients to create so many different variations.  

Fri
17
Nov

A Few of My Favorite Things with Katina Holland

Thanksgiving Desserts

 

Thanksgiving is next Thursday.  With it being right around the corner, I want to take the opportunity this week to count my blessings so to speak.  Merriam-Webster defines a blessing as a thing conducive to happiness or welfare.  It is so much more abstract than that though and difficult to truly define.  It’s the sun shining.  It’s a smile on someone’s face.  It’s a friendly gesture from the person walking by.  There are so many things that I am thankful for and if you, as my readers, will allow me to get personal with you I want to share some with you.

Fri
17
Nov

Bob Jandebeur shares love of cycling with Lions

By DEAN CRAIG

Okmulgee Lions

 

Tuesday's Lions Club meeting was another program in a long list of programs with a local flair, one that I'm sure that not many of the readers realize that this business even exists in Okmulgee.  

That business is Jandebeur's Motor Sports Park, located directly behind Stewart Martin Kubota on Highway 75.  How many of us have passed this site hundreds of times without a clue as to what is directly behind Stewart Martin Kubota, because the tracks are not visible from the highway?  But, if you have young children who are interested in riding dirt bikes (safely), you probably know exactly where the tracks are located.  Personally, I remember seeing the sign advertising the property and secretly have wanted to turn into the road just to see where it goes, but never gave in to this desire, until recently.

Fri
03
Nov

McAlester Army Ammunition Plant celebrating 75th anniversary

By Dean Craig

Okmulgee Lions

 

(Excerpts from the bio of Brian Foris and the article appearing in "The Oklahoman")

What a wonderful opportunity and privilege for the Okmulgee Lions Club to be included in the upcoming 75th Anniversary Celebration of the McAlester Army Ammunition Plant, which is scheduled to begin in May, 2018. Recapping the history for the past 75 years was the program on Tuesday, presented by Brian Foris, Business Development Office Chief, and assisted by Kevin Jackson, Public Affairs Officer.

Fri
03
Nov

A Few of My Favorite Things with Katina Holland

Quick and Easy Dinner

Well, another month has come and gone.  Halloween is over and it is now November.  Time to start planning for Thanksgiving and Christmas too.  Fall is here and the days are cool.  Nights are perfect for fires and cuddling on the couch. Pumpkin spice is prevalent in the stores as well, both as a scent in candles, etc. and in flavor in coffee creamer, cakes, etc.  Walmart has already brought out bins of nuts and have moved their baking ingredients out into the center aisle and the Christmas center was set up a couple weeks ago.  I know the stores kind of gloss over Thanksgiving and tend to go more from Halloween to Christmas, shoot some barely do Halloween.  But with Thanksgiving just a few short weeks away, I want to discuss the origins of Thanksgiving.

Fri
27
Oct

Bill Christiansen showcases aviation business to Okmulgee Lions

By DEAN CRAIG

Okmulgee Lions

Tuesday's Lions Club meeting was another almost-local program presented by Bill Christiansen, President of Christiansen Aviation, Inc., Tulsa.  He says Lions Clubs are not new to him because his dad was a Lion member in New Jersey, and he can still remember the aroma of fresh-cut Christmas trees in December, which was one of their main fund-raisers.  

So you ask, how did someone from New Jersey get to Oklahoma?  Particularly someone who had never before been west of Pennsylvania.  The answer--the University of Oklahoma, which offered flight training.  He applied and was accepted.

Fri
27
Oct

A Few of My Favorite Things with Katina Holland

Fun Halloween Food

Wed
25
Oct

Scott Fetgatter was the Rotarian of the Week last Thursday.

He was the guest of Rotary member Jill Rhodes.  Fetgatter was there to talk about the budget crisis facing Oklahoma and to answer questions about what is going on in the capitol at the moment. Many Rotarians had questions about various issues facing Oklahoma including the budget, education and mental health. 

Wed
25
Oct

Okmulgee Lions thank community for support

By Dean Craig

Okulgee Lions

I really can't say that Tuesday's Lions Club meeting was short and sweet--it really was sweet, but it was far from short since this was our semi-annual Pancake Day, from 7 a.m. 'til 7 p.m.  This is one of our "most fun" service projects because we get to see a lot of our friends and neighbors who we don't get to see too often, unless it is in church.  And I learned a long time ago, the hard way from my father (the late Rev. Olen Craig), that you don't socialize in church.  That's why this project is so enjoyable for everyone because we CAN socialize and enjoy some "larruping" good pancakes at the same time.

Our heartfelt thanks to this community for supporting the Lions Club in this project.  Rest assured that these proceeds will be returned to the community.  See what fun times you're missing by procrastinating and not joining us in this "labor of love"?  "WE SERVE" (And did we serve the pancakes!)

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