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Oklahoman Published: September 21, 2006
--- A NewsOK special edition by Helen Ford Wallace --

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Sept. 17, 2006 Brunch with 2 cakes, quartet marks birthday
The Southwest Finesse barbershop quartet sang "Happy Birthday" in harmony to Ruth Bozalis when she celebrated her 95th birthday. Her children Sharon and John Bozalis, Donna and Bill Bozalis and Mary Ann and Don Haskins entertained Sept. 10 at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club at a brunch in her honor.

Two birthday cakes, a chocolate fudge one and a coconut cream one, topped with flowers, were served to the guests including Nellie Bozalis, Harry Schwartz, and family members and friends.

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Sept. 17, 2006 Parties
A casual Italian dinner Sept. 8 honored engaged couple Margo Reneau and Harper Ward. Hosts in their Italian-inspired home complete with fountains were Debbie and Ron McCord. Co-hosts were Janie and Greg Cook, Cathy and Mike Cross, Amy and Eddie Edwards, Susie and Tommy Gray, Susan and Carl Edwards, Ann and Zane Fleming, and Anne and Robin French of Houston.

The party also was an "around-the-house" shower. Wine bottles with a photo of the couple used as labels were filled with flowers for tables inside and outside.

Other parties for the bride-to-be included one given by Kathy and Rosemary Walker, Kris and Meg Weir, Susan and Amanda Wendelken, Alison and Elizabeth Taylor, and Ellen Lisle and Leslie Baker. "Champagne and Chocolate" was the theme. A "Christmas in August" holiday party was given by Patsy Carey, Eve Patterson and Cindy Heatley. Chris Verity, Susan Muehleisen and Bette MacKellar were hostesses for a "Cosmos and Canapes" theme kitchen shower.

Reneau and Ward are to be married in October.

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Sept. 17, 2006 Blonde and beautiful

When Friday publisher J. Leland Gourley entertained for his wife Vicki's birthday at Charlie Newton's Restaurant, decorations included a life-size cardboard photo of Marilyn Monroe with a superimposed picture of Vicki on it.

Thirty guests sat at a long table; their place cards were small white silk frames holding their pictures. The host had written an editorial tribute to his wife and read it at the party. Guests told experiences about their trips with the Gourleys. Special guests were her mother, Helen McKenzie, and brother, Mike Graham and his wife, June. Mike Graham gave Vicki a certificate for flying lessons.

Other guests included Annette and Nazih Zuhdi, Norma and Jerry Warner, Ann and Harold Powell, Donna and George Nigh, Shirley and Mike Kirschner, Linda and Jim Lowe, Joy and Jerry Richardson, and Carol and Gary Sander.

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Sept. 17, 2006 Presenting OSMA

Gov. Brad Henry and first lady Kim Henry were hosts Sept. 8 for a VIP reception honoring members of the Oklahoma State Medical Association who were presenting sponsors for Septemberfest. Association members had a free health fair during the Sept. 9 festival.

The Henrys spoke briefly, and the governor gave guests personally autographed postcards of the new Oklahoma Centennial stamp that will go on sale in January.

Oklahoma Centennial chardonnay and merlot along with hors d'oeuvres were served to 50 members of the association's leadership, staff members and invited guests.

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Sept. 10, 2006 First game festivities
Stacey Barry and Judi Freyer from Norman were happy that the OU Sooners won the season opener. BY HELEN FORD WALLACE

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Sept. 10, 2006 Holiday Party
Ron Elkins, Robert Don Evans, 6 weeks, and Lida Elkins celebrate Labor Day at the End of Summer pool party at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. Shrimp and crawfish dishes, barbecue ribs and fried chicken were on the menu. A disc jockey played music during the party. BY DAVID FAYTINGER, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN

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Sept. 10, 2006 Reunion weekend
MARGARET VESSELS LOVE SURGERY CENTER DEDICATION: Tom Love and Judy Love, Margaret Love Goodman and Jerry Goodman attend the dinner party. Other people who entertained during the weekend were Becky Love and Greg Love, Jenny Love Meyer and John Meyer, and Laura Love Cameron and Bill Cameron. BY DAVID FAYTINGER, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN

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Sept. 10, 2006 After the dedication
Greg Love and Becky Love welcome Jenny Love Meyer and John Meyer to their dinner party following the dedication of the new addition to Rosary School. The first floor of the 4,800-square-foot addition is the F.C. and Margaret Love Early Education Center, which houses a preschool and Child Care Services Center for St. Francis of Assisi Parish. BY DAVID FAYTINGER, FOR THE OKLAHOMAN

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Sept. 4, 2006 At the football game
Bennett Brinkman and Madison Jordan show the Oklahoma University Alumni Association sign which was used for table decoration for the pre-game party at the Molly Shi Boren Ballroom at the Union. Hosts were members of the Alumni Association and the President's Associates. Sponsors were members of the OU Sooner Physicians. Party favors were OU lighted fans, cheerleading pom poms, OU fountain pens and stickers. Dinner was fried chicken, barbecue and hot dogs. (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

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Sept. 1, 2006 League event moves indoors
It was more indoors than outdoors when Junior League members met for the Backyard Bash at league headquarters.

Members had tents and tables set up outside for hamburgers and hot dogs but quickly moved the tables when storms threatened last weekend.

One-hundred twenty-five active, provisional and sustainer members moved inside when clouds built up.

Activities chairman Matilda Clements was in charge. Working with her were Betty Bielke, Ashley LeGrange, Lesley St. John, Katherine Hager, Jennifer Harrison, Tamara Hermen, Anna Beasley and Lee Camargo.

The party also featured a moonwalk, face painting, croquet, horseshoes, badminton and strolling guitarist Bryon White.

Other in-league events during the year include a hayride, Oklahoma Centennial event, bingo night, sleigh ride and a carnival event.

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Sept. 1, 2006 Mark Parker was honored at a 50th birthday party at The Coach House. Superman masks and banners were part of the decorations, and the cake had a photo of him on it.

The Superman title was given to Parker, dean of Oklahoma City University's Wanda L. Bass Music School, because of his involvement with the music school. Hosts were Ann Alspaugh, Becky Love, Eric Dawson and Ann Hoover.

Guests included music school executive board members Susan McCalmont, Wanda Bass, Gladys Tucker, Ira Scheslinger, Cathy Leichter, Linda Rosser and Mark Belcik.

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Sept. 1, 2006 Stan's the man
Integris Health Center President and Chief Executive Officer Stan Hupfeld was honored recently when 20 of his medical residents visited the city for a surprise appreciation dinner at Nikz on the Top restaurant.

The former residents, now in hospital administration, came from across the United States to be with Hupfeld. Michael Dennis of Denton, Texas, was master of ceremonies for the evening, and party planners were his residents this year, Victor Flores of Oklahoma City and Finney Mathew of Houston.

Members of the group told wonderful stories about Hupfeld and how he had influenced them in their careers. He started the residency program 30 years ago in Fort Worth, Texas.

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Sept. 1, 2006 Hopping good time
When the Tri Delta Alumni sorority's annual Bullfrog Party rolls around, the women get out the green aprons for husbands who concoct the bullfrog drink, made of limeade and vodka.

This year, they couldn't find the green aprons, so new white ones embellished with green frogs were worn by bartenders Jim Lowe, Jim Robertson, Ed Stringer, John Robberson, Van Russell and Bob Floyd.

Joy and Jerry Richardson were hosts and decorated their home with plastic frogs and frog balloons. Officers and board chairmen were co-hosts for the event.

Guests included Ann Greer, Tina and Elby Beal, Beverly and Jim Thompson, Claudia and Jim Robertson, Marylee and Tim Strange, Sally and Ed Stringer, Teresa and Mark Payne, Sandra and Jim Richardson, Sarah and Doug Butler, Karla and George Cohlmia, Sallie and Wendell Cavin, Marcia Morgan, Jackie Jones, Megan and Armando Rosell, Ann and Max Crandall, Kim Casey and Donna Casey.

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Sept. 1, 2006 Bianca's bridal shower

When Bianca and Mason White, married in Rome in May, were in the city recently, she was the honoree at a bridal shower.

Hostesses for the party were Barbara Fretwell, Lois Salmeron, Marilyn Smotherman, Ellie Roberts, Phyllis Stough, Toni Wizenberg and Pam Shdeed in the Shdeed home. A large bouquet of roses, belles of Ireland, birds of paradise and dollar plant leaves decorated the food table.

Guests brought unwrapped gifts. Among those celebrating the marriage were Molly Boren, Maggie Barrett, Judi Freyer, Kay Oliver, Beth Tolbert and Janet Seay.

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Aug. 27, 2006 Surprise!
The Cohenours threw a surprise party honoring their mother, Patty. Chris, Patty and Caroline Cohenour are happy to be together. The Cohenour children live in California. (Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

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Aug. 27, 2006 Shower
Melissa White, Biana White and Pam Shdeed enjoy talking at the wedding shower honoring White. Shdeed was hostess and co-hostesses were Barbara Fretwell, Lois Salmeron, Marilyn Smotherland, Ellie Roberts, Phyllis Stough and TOni Wizenberg.( Photo by Helen Ford Wallace).

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Aug. 20, 2006 Reception celebrates pair's Rome wedding
Lynn and Dr. Ron White celebrated Bianca and Mason White's May wedding with a reception Aug. 11 at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. The couple were married in Rome, where he has lived for three years. The bride, originally from Romania, lived there six years while attending the University of Rome. An ice sculpture bar greeted guests as they arrived. On it were glasses of "Red River martinis." White gardenias decorated the large white wedding . Friends celebrating with the newlyweds included Janet and Frank Seay, Mike and Barbara Kohn, Lorrie and Mark White, Molly and David Boren, Kim McKinney, Melissa and Mike Brown, Jose Freede, Kelly and Tom Funderburk, Stacey and Chris Allen, Linda and Andy Coates, Maggie Barrett, Jim Vallion, Judy Lehmbeck, Phyllis and Dan Stough, and Mary and Gary England. Also, Dr. Bill Hawley, Marsha and Carson See, Lisa and Ryan Mayes, Kay and Gates Oliver, Linda Ross, Gloria and Jim Satterlee, Lela and Mark Sullivan, Pam and Bill Shdeed, Barbara Fretwell, Anne and Ed Dalton, Lois and John Salmeron, Patty and Fred Gipson, Judi Freyer, Joy and Gary Tucker, Tripp Hall, Rudy Hymer, Marilyn Smotherman, Roland Kelly, Sydney Stough Lackey and Stanton Stough. The newlyweds will live in San Francisco.

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Aug. 20, 2006 Memories are made of this
Lindsay Schroeder was the honoree at a wedding shower given by M.J. Van Deventer in her home. Guests included Lynda Haller, Leslie Baker, Diane Fowler, Cynthia Post, Gretchen Jeane, Kyle Roubidouz, Karen Eckstein, Charlene Ferris and museum staff members. Also attending were teaching friends of the bride's mother, Kathi Schroeder. Guests told amusing stories from their own weddings. The bride-to-be and Matt Hastings will be married Oct. 14. The reception will be at the National Cowboy & Western Heritage Museum, where Schroeder's father, Chuck Schroeder, is executive director.

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Members of the John Marshall Alumni Association, classes from 1950 to 2006, traveled throughout the city recently. They decorated their cars in red and blue school colors and caravanned from Taft Stadium to the new school. After walking outside the new school at NW 122 and Portland Avenue with John Marshall Foundation President Terry Harris, they also toured the old school. Alumni members had lunch at Johnnie's Charcoal Broiler and dinner at Rocky's in Bricktown. "The Thrill" band played, and members of the class of 1973 were hosts. Debi Nelson and Susan McCann were in charge of arrangements.

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Aug. 20, 2006 SWISS MISS
Elizabeth Farabee was guest of honor at dinner at Paseo Grille when she arrived home from Europe. Mother and stepfather, Holly and Clay Healey, were hosts. In the group were Ann Alspaugh, Jim Vallion, Lela and Mark Sullivan, Sue and Skip Healey, Casey and Hugh Killblane, Stuart McLain and Trey Healey. Elizabeth has been in France at the University of Lyon for a junior year abroad. She also spent three months in Geneva.

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Ranch Baron's Ball committee members honored their $5,000 and over sponsors on Aug. 17 with a "Baron's Breakfast" in the home of Sara and Rob Northwood. The Oklahoman Foundation sponsored the breakfast. The Ball benefitting the American Cancer Society is scheduled for Aug. 26 at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum. Theme for the dinner, dance, casino and auction is "Kick 'em Up For A Cure!" The party invitation read " We want to give you the Boot....Award." Painted cowboy boots holding flowers were used throughout the home and the breakfast table held a RRB monogrammed boot. Carrie Koewing is planning committee chairman. Others are Janet Bates, sponsor chairman and David Schwenke auction chairman. On the committee are Cathy Allen, Randy Colton, Judy Dearing, Susan Haines, Gary England, Roger Hoskins, Stacy Ketterman, Diana King, Lana Lopez, Dianne Meacham, Mark Morrow, Ronnie Munsey, Vickie Munsey, Donna Nicks, Valrie Pool, Ryan Tate, Jane Thompson, Jason Turnbow, Kris Vculek, Cathy Scheihing, Bryatt Vann and Pat Williams.

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Aug. 13, 2006 Wall of Fame honorees
The 2006 Wall of Fame honorees — Judge Vicki Miles-LaGrange, Marylin Jones Upsher and Rodman Frates — got together for dinner Aug. 1 at Deep Fork Grill.

Oklahoma City Public Schools Foundation Program Director Kathleen Bartlett said the dinner gave the honorees a chance to meet each other and receive information about the dinner and the foundation.

Cheryl A. Vaught is chairman of the Oct. 19 event at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club. A champagne reception for the sponsors and honorees will be Oct. 18 in Meg and Chris Salyer's home.

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Aug. 13, 2006 Riding around
Dahl Luttrell celebrated her 60th birthday in a special way. Her husband, Bob Luttrell, arranged for a party bus to takethem and their friends to Norman for dinner at Missal Bistro. The group of friends met at Harry's Bar at Oklahoma City Golf and Country Club for cocktails before boarding the bus, which was outfitted with black leather couches and a wooden floor for dancing.

The host arranged for dessert at the Marble Slab ice cream shop next door to the Bistro. The party invitation stated the time the party would be over: Dahl's bedtime (9 p.m.).

Among the guests were Barbara and Bud Beeler, Nancy Olney, Lynda and Chuck Nelson, Mary Jo Weaver, Hank Tatum, and Marilyn and Bill Sullivan.

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Aug. 13, 2006 More July birthdays
Ann and Bob Hoover celebrated their July birthdays (Ann's is July 9, and Bob's is July 26) at a dinner given by Ann Alspaugh at The Coach House.

Alspaugh, Margaret Vallion and Jim Vallion decorated the tables with pink flamingos draped with lots of pearls. Table centerpieces were pink tulips, pink daisies, yellow irises, bells of Ireland and purple roses. Party favors for the women were magnifying glasses.

Partygoers included Pat and Jay Edwards, Annie Bohanon, Kaye and Ed Cook, Betty and Bill Jackson, Cathy and Kurt Leichter, Brenda and Tom McDaniel, Cheryl and Steve Browne, and Boots Barnett-Warrick and Alan Warrick.

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Aug. 13, 2006 Scholars
Oklahoma Medical Research Foundation members celebrated the 50th anniversary of the Sir Alexander Fleming Scholar program with a banquet at the Sheraton Oklahoma City Hotel. It honored high school and college students and scientists. The program pairs the students with scientists for a summer to conduct biomedical research.

Representatives from past scholar classes also attended.

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