The Henryetta Lions Club members were on hand at the Early Childhood Center Tuesday to read "The Tawny, Scrawny Lion," to students.
Lions Club members donated copies of the book to the school so students and take it home to read to their family and friends. Along with the club members was the club Lion mascot who greeted each class of students.



Rebecca Hold,

Regent and Publicity Chairman

Okemah Chapter of DAR
Ruth Newport and Carla Schooling were hostesses for the first meeting of the new year of the Okemah Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution at Pepino’s Restaurant in Okemah Sept. 10, 2019.
Regent Rebecca Hold opened the meeting with a thought for the day and led the opening ritual, flag salute, The American’s Creed, the Preamble to the Constitution, and the National Anthem.
Member June Yahola of Cromwell gave a most interesting and entertaining program, “A Salute to American History,” commemorating Constitution Week. We are proud that our chapter was awarded the following certificates and awards from the DAR National Society at the August Oklahoma State Daughters of the American Revolution Workshop held on August 22-22 in Norman, Oklahoma: “Excellence in Constitutional Week Leadership,” “Chapter with a Proclamation from a City Mayor,” “Chapter with the Most Email Usage to Promote Constitution Week,” “The 2016-2019 Trailblazer Chapter Award,” and “Chapter Achievement Award, Level 1.” sepdar
Also congratulations to our Ann Jackson who was presented an award from the DAR National Society for serving as State Chair of Historic Preservation. Ann is a 50-year member of DAR and is such an asset to Okemah chapter.
Nine Constitution Week packets were distributed to nine members who will be visiting classrooms, promoting city proclamations, and setting up displays in their local libraries or other suitable places. Reports will be given at the next meeting to determine how successful the projects were and how we can improve our participation in Constitution Week next year. Hostesses Newport and Schooling conducted the door prize drawing and the meeting was adjourned.
The next meeting will be Tuesday, Oct.r 15, at Pepino’s Restaurant in Okemah. Prospective members are very welcome to attend. Sherrie Case and Joy Hlavaty will be the hostesses and will also be giving the program, “Dolls of America—Rags to Riches.”
Also five new members will be inducted into the chapter by a special guest. The meeting was adjourned by Regent Hold, and a record attendance was reported with 24 members and guests: Dorothy Burden, Sherrie Case, Norma White, Ann Jackson, Geneva Bertges, June Yahola, Yvonne Sowder, Emma Joyce Sowder, Dorothy Haynes, Thelma Shields, Sheldon Starr, Rebecca Hold, Velda Bradley, Mavis Wilson, Judith Drennan, April Jorgensen, Amber Ott, Mary June Cashman, and Lucretia Harkey, prospective members Chris Garber, Emmie Baird, and Lauren Garber, and the hostesses, Ruth Newport and Carla Schooling.

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Hard work at a fundraising breakfast Labor Day was rewarded Thursday. Henryetta Mason Travis Moore presented Dwight Witt, Henryetta Troop 203 with a $1,324 check. The breakfast brought in $662 and that was matched by Tulledega Lodge.


It was September, 1878 that the United States Constitution was framed by the Founding Fathers. That historic accomplishment is recognized annually by the Daughters of the American Revolution. The organization successfully petitioned Congress to set aside the week of September 17-23 as Constitution Week. Becy Hold, chair of the Okemah DAR is shown with Henryetta mayor Jennifer Munholland signing the proclamation that honors the special week locall.

The town's biggest blowout, Labor Day, was the topic for members of the Henryetta Rotary Club Wednesday . They heard chamber of commerce executive director Roy Madden present the history of the annual event and give a schedule of activities that will be keeping everyone busy.