The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

July 13, 2013

Local News Briefs for 7/14/13

Enid News & Eagle

Quilting instructor to join Cherokee Strip Piecemakers

The Cherokee Strip Piecemakers will host Jan Mathews from Houston, Texas, during its Monday meeting at Central Christian Church, 1111 W. Broadway.

Mathews is a certified instructor for Judy Niemeyer. Her program, titled “Color Theory” will provide members with tips and examples of the use and choice of color in quilting projects.

Hospitality time is 6-6:30 with a short business meeting and show and share to follow.  

It is the mission of the Cherokee Strip Piecemakers to preserve the heritage and art of quilting, to be a source of information, education and inspiration, and to be a gathering place for people with a common interest. All skill levels are welcome.

CASA to hold training

The Fourth Judicial District Court Appointed Special Advocates (CASA) program will begin a new training session Aug. 29.

Classes will meet for three hours every Thursday evening through Nov. 5,. Classes are held at the Garfield County CARE Campus, 1002 E. Broadway. Adults 21 years old or older who have a desire and the time to help abused or neglected children can call the Garfield County Child Advocacy Council office, (580) 242-1153, or go to www.garfieldcounty for an application.

Following an interview and a background investigation, volunteers will be trained in family dynamics, need of children, cultural issues, juvenile law, interview skills and court procedures. Upon completion of training, volunteers will be prepared to make recommendations to the court concerning the best interest of a child.