Mineral Wells Index, Mineral Wells, TX

May 5, 2014

Alpha Omicron hears from avid gardener, history preservationist

Mineral Wells Index

— Alpha Omicron Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma International met at the home of Vaudene Pruitt on April 17 for its monthly meeting. Vaudene was hostess and program leader for the month.

Janice Ellis, retired teacher and full-time gardener and volunteer with Boyce Ditto Library’s special projects on history, was guest speaker for the month. Janice told how she came to love and enjoy nature and gardening. She also was science teacher of biology was inspired by this interest. Today she does gardening in 4x4 plant areas and uses Olia ceramic pots to conserve water for her plants.

She also told how she became interested in helping preserve historical documents and pictures from our area through University of North Texas grants for Portal of History that is open to public viewing online. It takes lots of time to view, organize, write and scan the items for the online service. Janice invited others who might be interested in helping as they have a new grant and lots of work. You can check at the Boyce Ditto Library for more details. Work is done on Mondays when the library is closed to the public.

Members of Alpha Omicron heard about the Feb. 22nd luncheon of all chapters in Area 10. More than 150 members attended. Mary Creighton was a guest speaker on the subject of international friendship. She told how Alpha Omicron selected Sweden as the theme for their table.

A chapter in Sweden was contacted for suggestions and ideas. Through the contact, that chapter became a sister chapter to Alpha Omicron and sent some lovely items to display on the table. Alpha Omicron in turn sent them items that represented Mineral Wells and Palo Pinto County.

The next meeting is May 15 at the home of Linda Medlin starting at 5:30 p.m.