Conway Shakespeare Club 

Conway Shakespeare Club will meet at 1:30 p.m. on Thursday, Feb. 18 at the home of Marion Baker, 2560 Adamsbrooke Drive. Serving as co-hostesses will be Susanna Mobley and Gay Moore. The program is entitled "T. S. Eliot to Cats" and will be presented by Linda Rogers, retired teacher.

T. S. Eliot was an American born English poet, playwright and literary critic who won the Nobel Prize for Literature in 1948. CATS, one of Broadway’s biggest hits, was based on T. S. Eliot’s "Old Possum Book of Practical Cats".


Progressive Club

The Progressive Club February meeting was hosted by Betty Ramsey and co-hostess Fonda Shoemake. 13 members and one guest were present. Master Gardner Kami Marsh presented the program. A slideshow-presenting members of the Garden Club was enjoyed by all.

Mrs. Ola Hawks, first vice president, called the meeting to order.

Due to inclement weather in January, service projects included the project for January Helping Hands and February Women in Faulkner County Jail.

March meeting will be at Beverly Freily and Judie Stuart will be co-hostess. March service project will be Cradle Care. Diana Byrd, will present the program.


AARP Chapter 796

We met at Ryan’s family restaurant on Jan. 19. The Pledge was led by Peggy Sturgis and the Prayer was led by Jim Langston. President Joyce Heird welcomed all of us.

Vice president Donna Bivens introduced the speaker Al Reuch who gave a presentation on railroads, which is at the Faulkner County Museum on the second floor. He told us that the train used to go over the top of the hill over the tunnel and that the tunnel is made of rock, constructed by inmates. At the museum are buildings the same as it was years ago. All a re the authentic look of originals. Ward Bus had a telegraph office in a train car and also there was a depot in Mayflower. The conductor no longer has an office in the caboose. The museum hours are 9 a.m.-4 p.m. Mondays and Thursdays.

The Secretary read the minutes from the last meeting and there were no corrections. Treasurer’s report was read by Treasurer Ron Ross and he explained that we have nearly 60 paid members. Everyone is invited to attend AARP meetings and we meet the third Monday of the month at Ryan’s. 

The health report was read by Virgie Tsuda. Feb. is heart month. Learn and Live is a program to promote exercise. She explained that the shape we are in could save our lives and it is the slogan of the American Heart Association. Swimming, cycling, jogging, skiing, aerobic dancing, are very good exercises if we are sedentary and overweight, we are urged to consult a physician before beginning exercise.

Ruby Johnson gave the Sunshine report and told us that 883 hours were donated last month. Birthday cards were sent out and we sand Happy Birthday to all birthday members.

Donna Bivens announced that AARP members could be involved in activities at UCA by handing out handouts, ushering, etc.

The SHIP program was discussed and it is for low-income people on Medicare and it also covers Medicare part B.

Joyce Lancaster and Virgie Tsuda won the door prizes.

Remember there is a free tax aide program held at the Faulkner County Library beginning on Feb. 1 and goes through April 12. Hours are Monday 2-6 p.m. and on Saturdays from 9-2 p.m.  Please bring all social security cards, tax documents and a copy of last year’s returns with you. No appointments are needed. Any questions please call the library at 327-7482.  The next meeting is on Feb. 15 at 11 a.m. at Ryan’s.


DAR chapter to celebrate

30th anniversary Feb. 21

Cadron Post Chapter, National Society Daughters of the American Revolution, will hold a tea commemorating its 30th anniversary. The event is planned fro 2 -3:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 21, at the President’s House, University of Central Arkansas, 140 Donaghey Ave. 

The public is invited as well as those who are interested in learning more about the Daughters of the American Revolution.

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