DEATHS

John Hammans, 62

Born July 23, 1956

Died April 18, 2019

Sharon Jean Long, 69

Born April 10, 1950

Died April 18, 2019

Victor Ivan Clement Jr, 70

Born May 3, 1948

Died April 17, 2019

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Our death notices and obits are always free to the families and funeral homes.

THINGS TO DO

Saturday, April 20

Easter Egg Hunt
Easter Egg Hunts at the USS Batfish!
2nd Annual Glow In The Dark Egg Hunt
Free Banjo Clinic! - Earl Scruggs Style
Easter Celebration
JJ Baldwin & Casey West Live @ Max’s Garage
Candy From Heaven Helicopter Candy Drop
The Choice
Women's Professional Basketball Team Tryouts
Harley Tinsley
9th Annual WISH benefit
"Celebrate 420 On Broadway"
Movie Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony
Honor Heights Park - Azalea Festival
420 Grand Opening Party
Downtown Muskogee Walking Tour
Oklahoma Open/Concealed Carry Class (OSDA Class)
Chalk it Up with Keya
Traveling Exhibition: Blessings of Liberty & The Bill of Rights
Journey To Jesus

Sunday, April 21

Easter At Genesis
Annual Easter Services & Egg Hunt
The Choice
Easter at New Community Church
Honor Heights Park - Azalea Festival
Easter Sunday Services
Traveling Exhibition: Blessings of Liberty & The Bill of Rights
Home Church of Muskogee Gathering/Discussion
Christian Life Class - Jonah - You Can't Outrun Grace
Young Couples' Class - "Think Differently"
Sunday Celebration Service 10:30 AM
Easter 8:30am Experience
Easter at Eastside
Margaret Artist Taylor - Citizen of the Arts Award
Easter...The Life
Easter Sunday
Easter 11:30am Experience
Easter Sunday!

Monday, April 22

Ceremonial Swearing In: Evelyn Hibbs, Ward 1 City Councilor
Honor Heights Park - Azalea Festival
Traveling Exhibition: Blessings of Liberty & The Bill of Rights
April Foundations
MIN 4523: American Indian Ministry Internship 2019
Financial Fitness at Your Library
Microsoft Excel II - An Intermediate Course
Responsible Beverage Service & Sales Training (RBSS) - Muskogee

Thursday, November 8, 2018, 7:09 AM

A day of remembering World War I will be hosted on Saturday by Muskogee Public Library to mark the end of The Great War, which ended 100 years ago on Nov. 11.

Several displays will be available to view including “A Day in the Life,” World War I books, “What did it cost” game, the story of the poppy, and patriotic coloring sheets. Stars honoring all veterans will be posted throughout the library. Veterans can claim a star for themselves or a family member can honor them. Staff members are also making poppies to present to veterans and flag pins will also be available.

Knitting workshops are scheduled at 10 a.m. and at 3:30 p.m. in recognition of the knitting effort that involved people of all ages during World War I. Knitting for the troops was a passion across the United States with not only women, but men and children contributing to the effort. Bring your needles and yarn.

Ed Warren will perform World War I music during the noon hour.

A Tasting of World War I foods will be held at 1 p.m. in the Grant Foreman Room. Civilians and troops all experienced deprivation and recipes were created to conserve beef, wheat and other products to help fuel the war. A recipe booklet of World War I recipes will be available.

A display of World War I servicemen and women can be viewed during this entire month. Area persons having a family member or friend who served are welcome to bring in a photograph and/or information, says Debbie Goodwin, head of circulation. This will be similar to the veteran’s display she creates annually for Memorial Day.

People are also welcome to attend the program at 2 p.m. on Saturday and share some information on their World War I patriot. This is in combination with a program being presented on “Researching World War I Ancestors” by Nancy Calhoun, department head of Genealogy and Local History. It is a common misconception that all World War I service records were destroyed by a fire In St. Louis. However, not all is lost and there are other resources for gaining information on those who served in World War I. Those attending will be treated to doughnuts and coffee.

Members of the Muskogee County Genealogical Society and staff members will be present to assist with researching World War I ancestors. Have a cup of coffee and get some expert help during the morning.

Children and youth are also making and offering Blue Star banners to families who have a family member currently serving in the Armed Forces. This tradition originated during World War I and were displayed in the windows of family homes. The Blue Star Service Banner was designed in 1917 by World War I Army Capt. Robert L. Queisser of the 5th Ohio Infantry. His two sons served on the front line. His banner quickly became the unofficial symbol for parents with a child in active military service. The banners can display up to five stars if multiple family members are serving. These are available at the library as long as supplies last. Call to reserve one or stop by the library.

Those attending are welcome to wear period clothing: civilian or military. Live stream events and documentaries will be available to view all day in the Grant Foreman and Glass Room on the second floor.

Christmas cards to sign will be offered through November 14 to be sent to troops currently serving. Over 100 cards have been signed with a goal of 300. Donations of cards are welcome.

Proud editor’s note: My maternal grandfather, Forrest S. Marmor, fought in World War I and left notes he intended to turn into a book on the war. He was very old when I was very young, but I used to love to sit with him and listen to his stories.

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