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Gerty Reunion

This year’s Gerty reunion will be held on Saturday, June 25, 2022 at the community center. Doors open at 10 a.m. Bring a covered dish and enjoy visiting with everyone.

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Atwood Reunion

The Atwood School Reunion will be held Saturday, July 2 , from noon until 6:00 pm in the Lowell Wilkerson Community Building (next to the First Baptist Church) in Atwood. Their potluck dinner has been set for 4:30 pm, followed by a brief business meeting. All former students, teachers and residents are invited. Bring your favorite dish and enjoy the afternoon.

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When My Mother’s Generation Was Growing Up

Lottie Margaret Atkison was a twin, she and her brother Bill being products of Grandmother’s next to last pregnancy. She became the musician of the family, the only one to stick with the piano until she had mastered it and the one who would branch out to other instruments. “If it had strings, Lottie could play it,” her sisters said, but I somehow doubt that she ever tackled the banjo. She was also the math whiz who dedicated herself to coaching the sisters just older and just younger than she in arithmetic. She was later to attend Southeastern Normal School (now Southeastern State University) for two years and complete at twenty-one the “Academic Course,” which included a “Life Certificate to teach in the public schools of Oklahoma.”

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Atwood Nazarene VBS Set

The Atwood Nazarene Church will be having Vacation Bible School June 13-17 from 9-11:30. The theme this year is “Monumental-Celebrating God’s Greatness.” There will be Bible stories and songs, crafts, and outdoor games.

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ECU Graduates

East Central University honored 116 Master’s degree candidates and 371 Bachelor’s degree candidates during graduation ceremonies held on Saturday, May 7 .

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Citra Cemetery Seeks Donations

Anyone who would like to help with the up-keep of the Citra Cemetery may make donation to the cemetery by taking or mailing to Farmers State Bank, Citra Cemetery Fund, PO Box 467, Allen, OK 74825. All donations will be greatly appreciated.

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Masonic Breakfast

Join the Allen Masonic Lodge for breakfast Saturday, June 4 , from 7:00 to 10:00 a.m., at the Lodge on West Broadway. The breakfast fundraisers are held the first Saturday of each month with a menu of sausage, biscuits, gravy, scrambled eggs, hash browns and coffee.

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