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Oklahoma City Parties! Sunday, May 5, 2019

J-HALL OF FAME LUNCHEON

What/where/why/when: Nine journalists were honored at the Oklahoma Journalism Hall of Fame luncheon and 49th annual ceremony at the University of Central Oklahoma Nigh University Center on April 25. Two Lifetime Achievement Awards were presented.

Who: 2019 Hall of Famers are M.J. Alexander, Mary Bishop-Baldwin, Brian Blansett, Ziva Branstetter, Chris Casteel, Bob Dotson, Wayne Greene, Griff Palmer, Timothy E. Talley. Lifetime awards went to Dr. Don Betz and Dr. W. Roger Webb.

How: Mark Thomas was master of ceremonies and Betz, UCO president, gave the welcome. Joe Hight, OJHF director, presented scholarships and videos about the winners.

Next one up: The 50th Hall of Fame induction is set for April 24, 2020.

What else: Before the ceremony, the Mary Jo Nelson Display Cabinet was dedicated in the Hall of Fame Office. The dedication also marked the launch of the Hall of Fame Museum. This also was First Amendment Day at UCO.

BRENDA AND FRIENDS

Luncheon: Seven friends of Brenda McDaniel were hostesses for a luncheon in her honor. She is the Oklahoma Mother of the Year for 2019. The party in Judy Love’s home was also given by Nancy Ellis, Jane Gamble, Kirk Hammons, Gennie Johnson, Ann Johnstone and Pam Shdeed.

Food/flowers: Individual tables had centerpieces of white hydrangeas and the menu luncheon featured favorite foods of the honoree: chicken enchiladas, lemon and chocolate desserts.

Poetry: Becky Buchanan read a poem to the group about McDaniel.

Seen: Guests included Connell Branan, Lida Elkins, Julie McDaniel, Kathy Walker, Lela Sullivan, Cathy Keating, Lori Hill and Kay Musser.

AWARDS DINNER

Occasion: Members of the Harding Fine Arts Academy gave the John and Joy Reed Belt Leadership in Arts and Education Award to Glenna and Richard Tanenbaum at a dinner at the Will Rogers Theater. They were recognized for their involvement in arts and education. Carol McPheeters and Sherry Rowan were co-chairmen and James Pickel was master of ceremonies.

Other award winners: Also receiving awards were Oklahoma A+Schools and the University of Central Oklahoma.

At the event: Among those on hand for the party were Susan and Jay Gabbard, Cheryl and Peter Borelli, Leslie Hudson, Judy Hatfield, Dee Harris, Mary Melon, Ellen and David Morgan, Beth and Jim Tolbert, Liz Eickman, Marvin Quinn, Renate and Chuck Wiggin, Sally Bentley, Rindy Hyde, Alison Taylor and James Cooper.

APPRECIATION PARTY

Event: Diana Beeler was hostess for the Alzheimer’s Association AWARE Appreciation party. Gale Bollinger was co-hostess. Chef Joseph Royer, executive chef at the Metro Wine Bar & Bistro and owner of Saturn Grill, told guests how to fix brain-healthy food to reduce the risk of Alzheimer’s disease.

Other ideas: Guests also heard from Alzheimer’s Association staff members about other ways to reduce the risk of dementia.

Guests: At the party were AWARE luncheon chairmen Elaine Levy and Karen Delaney, and last year’s chairman, Jane Thompson.

Coming up: The annual AWARE luncheon benefiting the Alzheimer’s Association is set for Nov. 7 at the Oklahoma City Golf & Country Club.

LET’S BE SEATED

Event: Board and staff members of the Health Alliance for the Uninsured honored Stanley F. Hupfeld for his service as board president by dedicating a bench at the Stanley Hupfeld Academy. The bench dedication preceded a board meeting of the Stanley Hupfeld Academy Board.

Special guests: At the dedication were Suzie Hupfeld, Ruthie Rayner, Heather Meldrum, R. Murali Krishna, D. Robert McCaffree, Craig Jones, Pamela Remmel, Beverly Caviness, Debra Autry, Tobi Campbell, Keith Cassell, Anne Clouse, Eric Harmon, David Jackson, Ken Lawson, Pam Millington, Charles Peoples, Mike Schwartz, John Vera, Rosalynn Wade and some of the students from the school.

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<strong>Jane Jayroe Gamble, Gennie Johnson, Judy Love, Brenda McDaniel, Ann Johnstone, Pam Shdeed. PHOTO PROVIDED</strong>

Jane Jayroe Gamble, Gennie Johnson, Judy Love, Brenda McDaniel, Ann Johnstone, Pam Shdeed. PHOTO PROVIDED

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Helen Ford Wallace

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