Home Culture Club

by Dorothy Sechler

The Home Culture Club met on April 7, in the home of Dorothy Sechler. Mildred Cox did an interesting lesson on the state of Oklahoma.

Oklahoma is a Choctaw word meaning Okla, (people) homa (red), Redman.

It is called the Sooner state, the state tree is the Redbud, flower is Mistletoe, bird is the Scissortail Flycatcher and the highest point is Black Mesa.

It is the only state to have working oil wells on capital grounds. The first well was named petunia because it was drilled in the flower bed.

Tulsa is called the Oil Capital and has the highest population percentage of Native Americans.

Oklahoma became a state on Nov. 16, 1907, the 46th state in the Union.

Mildred showed the state flag and gave the history of the young woman who designed it in 1925. (It was interesting that the Boise City News had the article about the flag in this weeks paper.)

Mildred also explained the meaning of each item on the flag.

Mildred also said that Boise City was established in 1908 and explained how it got its name.

She said Oklahoma is known for its agriculture, dairies, education, Indians, oil scenery, (Black Mesa), Universities and zinc.

Out of its 77 counties, 57 have oil production; many other facts were mentioned.

She presented each member with an Oklahoma refrigerator magnet.

Interesting reports were that 12 trees were planted in Memory Lane at the cemetery with the help of Ronnie Henshaw and Mark Shannon.

Three books were purchased for the library, the Kira-Kira by Cynthia Kadohata, a John Newberry Award winner for Children's Literature; Kitten's First Full Moon by Kevin Henkes, who received the Caldecott Medal for best illustrations of a children's book; and The Stranger Next Doo r by Peg Kehret, the winner of the Sequoyah Book Award winner.

Susie Odell announced that the OPSU Concert Choir will present George Fredric Handel's Messiah on Sunday, April 24, at 8 p.m. at the First Baptist Church of Guymon, 21st St. and Lelia.

Ginger Odell presented the Country Store Schedule, and Linda Gray gave us 15 reasons to skip Spring Cleaning.

Roll Call was by naming a famous Oklahoman.

Dorothy served Cheese Cake tarts and coffee to Susie and Ginger Odell, Carolyn Shryock, Deanna Francis, Elizabeth Hinderliter, Linda Gray, Faye Smith, Nancy Roberts, Faye Pitzer and Mildred Cox.

The next meeting will be at Elizabeth Hinderliter's on April 21.

Boise City News
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105 W. Main Street
Boise City, Oklahoma 73933-0278
Phone: 580 544-2222
Fax: 580 544-3281
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