The Enid News and Eagle, Enid, OK

October 3, 2012

Local News Briefs for 10-4-12

Enid News and Eagle

German stew lunch is Saturday at Helena museum

A German stew lunch, pie and cake contest will be Saturday at Helena Historical Museum.

Pie and cake entries will be accepted 8 a.m. to 9 p.m. Ribbons will be awarded to first-, second- and third-place winners, and the grand champion will receive a gift certificate from Garden Gate Gifts.

Lunch will be served beginning at 11 a.m. and includes homemade German stew, drink and dessert. The HHS annual meeting will be at 11:30 a.m., followed by an auction of the top winning pie and cake entries.

The museum will be open to visitors 11 a.m. to 3 p.m., with several new exhibits on display.

Children’s author to visit library Saturday afternoon

Children’s author Katy Kelly will visit Public Library of Enid and Garfield County 2-4 p.m. Saturday.

She is the author of the “Melonhead” series of children’s books, which are based near the Capitol in Washington, D.C., where she grew up and still lives. Melonhead is based on Kelly’s brother, and his life is filled with antics that lead to disasters in his wake.

In addition to writing children’s books, Kelly has worked as a feature writer for USA Today and an editor at U.S. News magazine.

The author will have copies of her books available at the event for purchase for cash only. She also will sign copies of her books.

Sewing Doll Clothes workshop slated Oct. 9

Two sessions of Sewing Doll Clothes for 18-inch dolls (such as the American Doll), will be held from 1-3 and 5:30-7 p.m. Oct. 9, at Garfield County OSU Extension Center. Georgie Haltom will be the instructor, assisted by OHCE members.

The classes are open to the public at no cost. Along with patterns and instructions, a limited supply of materials will be available. Participants are encouraged to bring a basic sewing kit, a variety of small pieces of fabric and matching thread. The classes are designed for those with beginning to advanced sewing skills. The OSU Extension Center is located at 316 E. Oxford in Enid (237-1228).

Quilt entrants wanted for Wheat Festival

The annual Billings Wheat Festival is fast approaching and organizers are in need of quilts for the quilt show to be held at the Methodist Church Oct. 13. Heirlooms to display as part of the festival are being sought. Contact Dawn Canaday at (580) 725-3227 or Rosalie Evans at (580) 725-3567 if you are interested. Organizers asked the quilt have a little history note attached with it and also who the quilt needs to be returned to and who it was made by. 

Billings Rotary Club to host pancake breakfast

The Billings Rotary Club will be hosting an all-you-can-eat pancake breakfast at the Billings Wheat Country Festival Oct. 13. The breakfast will be held in the Billings Community Building from 7-9 a.m. Proceeds from the annual breakfast are used to provide scholarships to deserving Billings High School seniors, provide gifts for the Christmas Angel Tree recipients, awards and meals for the Billings High School Academic Banquet students, candy sacks for the Billings Christmas Parade attendees and many other Billings community and school projects.

Menu for the breakfast includes pancakes, biscuits and gravy, Blue & Gold sausage patty and juice or coffee. Cost is $5 each or $15 per family. The Billings Rotary Club would appreciate your support at this once-a-year fundraising event.


Wood to speak at Alzheimer’s Support Group

Speaker for this month’s Alzheimer’s Support Group meeting will be Diane Wood, program coordinator for the central regional office of the Oklahoma Chapter of the Alzheimer’s Association.

The meeting will be 7 p.m. Monday at NODA Area Agency on Aging, 2901 N. Van Buren.

Wood will discuss caring for someone with Alzheimer’s disease or a related dementia while also caring for yourself. She has a master’s degree in marriage and family therapy. She completed the geriatrics/gerontology certificate program at OU Health Sciences Center. A caregiver for several family members, she also has worked in the fields of hospice, adult day services and Advantage waiver.

Family and caregivers, as well as anyone interested in learning more about Alzheimer’s or related dementia, is welcome to attend. For more information, call Diana Weber, support group facilitator, through NODA at 237-2236.

Grief seminar slated Saturday at Emmanuel

Celebrate Recovery at Emmanuel Baptist Church is hosting a seminar on grief for CR Regional Leaders. The seminar is open to the public.

The event will be 9-11:30 a.m. Saturday, with continental breakfast at 8:30 a.m. The speaker will be Paula Nevius, a certified grief recovery specialist.

For more information or to register, call (580) 237-0602.