The Nathaniel Davis Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution met May 5 at First Presbyterian Church. Hostesses were Dee Griffin, Helen Slusher, Susan Duckworth and Sharon Havis. Regent Tracy Howard called the meeting to order and led the reciting of the ritual. Members then read the American Creed, followed by pledges to the flags.

Guests Linda McCormick, member of DAR in Oklahoma, and Susan Thornton, member of DAR in Fort Worth, were introduced. Both women voiced their intention to move their membership to the local chapter.

Slusher was the guest speaker and she spoke on the history of women in America and the establishment of Mother’s Day, which was set to be observed on the second Sunday of May, beginning in 1911. Women were granted full citizenship in 1920, as a result of efforts begun by Susan B. Anthony years earlier. Her closing statement was “You’ve come a long way baby!”

Minutes of the April 14 meeting were read by JoAnn Murphy and approved as presented. Debbie Gillen read the treasurer’s report. Lisa Ulhorn presented the registrar’s report, noting that applications are pending at National for Robin McCarty and Kathy Rhodes. Applications for Shelby Landgraf and Mason Rasco have been verified and will be voted on by National on May 5. Chapter membership stands at 83.

Claudia Carey reported that a book will be presented to the library in memory of Pat Hollowell. She also thanked members for boxtops that were donated.

Under old business, it was reported that both the Permian High School and Odessa High School Good Citizen Award recipients plan to attend Odessa College and will receive a $200 scholarship. Howard attended the OHS awards program and told Katelynn Welch that she would receive the OC scholarship. She and her parents were very appreciative. The Permian recipient, Jazmin Oakley, has received the $75 Good Citizen Award and will be notified of the scholarship shortly. The ROTC award was given to the Sergeant at Odessa High School to be presented to the winner of that award.

The wreath for the American Legion Memorial Day ceremony will be presented by Vice Regent Marcie Lamb, as Regent Howard will not be able to attend. Lamb advised that we do have an extra DAR grave marker for Betty Edwards’ grave, so another one will not need to be ordered.

A workshop for officers has been scheduled June 9 at First Presbyterian Church.


The following are the results of the duplicate bridge games held in Odessa:

  • April 28: First place A and B, Deborah Brookins and Marilyn Matthews; first place C and second place A and B, Linda Buzan and LaDoyce Lambert; second place C, David Hudson and Brenda Leonard.
  • April 30: First place A, James Hawkins and Gloria Jackson; first place B and second place A, Amanda Shaw and Les Neal; first place C and second place B, Bob Schuler and Pamela Erskine; second place C, David Hudson and Linda Farrar.
  • May 4: First place A, James Hawkins and Gloria Jackson; first place B and second place A, Scott Vaughan and Debra Jones; first place C, David Hudson and Les Neal; second place B, Jay Maher and Helen Davis; second place C, Bob Schuler and Delores Schuler.
  • May 5: First place A, Marilyn Matthews and Lena Nichols; first place B and second place A (tie), Charles Grimes and Linda Scarpelli; first place C and second place B, Audie Brooks and Bill Brooks; second place A (tie), Flo Curry and Robert Bacon; second place C, Debra Jones and LaDoyce Lambert.