Faulkner County Retired Teacher's Association

The Faulkner County Retired Teachers Association met on March 20 in the Conway First Baptist Church activity center with 33 members present. Co-President Arvil Burks called the meeting to order at 1:30, and the group recited the Pledge of Allegiance.

Ann Broach introduced Nancy Rowell, who is with the Faulkner County Senior Citizen Center. She explained the many services provided by the center to approximately 2,400 people. These services include meals on wheels, transportation, activities such as dances, health and fitness programs and other forms of entertainment.

The minutes of the February meeting were read by secretary Florene Phipps, and treasurer Jay Fortner gave the treasurer's report. Jay made a motion that the association send a memorial due to the passing of member Darrell Kilman, and the motion passed.

Becky Singleton introduced the hosts and hostess for the meeting: Mary Kay Joslin, Ann Broach, Edna Rives, Marietta Hurley, Nancy Wimberly and Linda Mills. Bronnie Rose provided the arrangement of flowers for the table and invited those who want some daffodils to go to her house and dig them.

Hervey Galloway reported that 461 community service hours were donated by members for March. Judy McKnight reminded members to complete their information forms when they pay dues.

Sandra Bradberry reported on the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association area VIII planning meeting on March 5 in Little Rock.

After a discussion about a policy concerning sending memorials for deceased members it was decided to consider each situation on an individual basis.

The group was reminded that the FCRTA is responsible for registration for the April 30 ARTA VIII meeting in Jacksonville.

The door prizes were won by Van McDuff, Vernelle Crews, Mary Pat Cullum and Doug Belote.

The next meeting will be held April 17, and all retired teaching and staff personnel of educational institutions are welcome to join to promote the services of the Arkansas Retired Teachers Association

Conway Towne and Country Garden Club

The Conway Towne and Country Garden Club met for their April meeting at the home of Delores Wade with Peggy Prout serving as co-hostess.

The program was presented by Betty Baxter, a Master Gardener, on worm composting. She pointed out that you should never put citrus rinds, meat or dairy products in your composting container. However, egg shells, potato and carrot peels and coffee grinds are excellent for your bedding soil.

Plans are being developed for the dedication of the Blue Star Memorial which has been placed in the Greenbrier City Park. The date and time will be announced at a later date.

It was announced that plans for the table decorations for the State Mid-Year Board in August are complete.

Our next meeting will be a field trip to Clinton with lunch afterward.

There being no further business, the meeting was adjourned and refreshments were served.