Oklahoma Representative Richard Morrissette will be the guest speaker for Okmulgee County Democrats Thursday, April 21 at 6 p.m. at the OSUIT Student Union Conference Room. Rep. Morrissett will be speaking on the involvement of Oklahoma's oil and gas industry in the current budgetary problems and their responsibility for the State's number one position in the world earthquake arena. He is also a candidate for Corporation Commissioner.
After a successful first year, the Henryetta Golf Club is going to hold another free summer golf camp. The camp is going to be held each Tuesday and Thursday afternoon in June and is open to youngsters form six to 17 years of age. According to Dutch Vandenborn, the first camp last year brought out 45 kids and is believed to be directly responsible for an increased interest in golfing as a school sport. He said the camp will consist of one-hour sessions for each age group starting at 1 p.m. Youngsters 12 and younger will get lessons at 1 followed by the 13-15 year-olds at 2 then wrapping up with teens 16-17 at 3 p.m. "The program will focus on the fundamentals of golf from the short game to the long game," he said. "We want to give each participant the tools to improve their game." To register or get more information about the camp, parents are encouraged to contact the Henryetta golf club at 918-652-8664 or 918-319-1111. Vandenboarn said participants will receive a free t-shirt. Golf clubs will be available to those who need them.
Over 50 people turned out for the Henryetta Historical Society dinner and membership kickoff Saturday night. Held at the Masonic Lodge, the evening's activities included a special contest to acquaint everyone wth the history of the town and the area. Society president Mike Doak presented a series of photographs taken throughout the area and challenged those attending to guess where they were at. The organization is seeking more members since annual dues are the mainstay for the museum operations.