The Home Study Club had its first meeting of the new club year Thursday afternoon at the home of Mrs. B.C. Benedict on Faulkner Street.
Vases of roses were placed throughout the living room where the members assembled. Newly installed officers are Mrs. G.M. Hovis, president, and Mrs. R.N. Nelson, secretary. Mrs. W.R. Stapleton had charge of the meeting and it was announced that current events as outlined by the University of Arkansas study course would be studied this year. Mrs. L.A. Smith reviewed a short story, “What the Heart Must,” by Pearl S. Buck and Mrs. Jack Rogers reviewed an article, “The Dictators of China,” by the same author, which concluded an interesting program. Mrs. Edward W. Mellichamp, recently from Helena, and Mrs. Frank Cox were special guests. A dainty salad plate with iced beverage was served.
Lt. Gayle E. McMullin, 30, of Conway, today became commanding officer of the 806th Engineers Co. of Army Reserves at Conway.
Lt. McMullin succeeds Capt. James E. Brain, who directed the unit while it was on active service at Ft. Rucker, Ala., from Sept. 27, 1961, to Aug. 8, 1962. He served as a supply and maintenance officer.
McMullin is employed by Virco Mfg. Corp.’s Conway plant as assistant purchasing agent.
Sheila Parson and Helen Phillips, both Conway artists, will participate in an exhibition of the Sheridan Invitational Art Exhibit, which will begin Sunday and run through Saturday, Nov. 7, in Sheridan.
Conway High School students Adam McCall and Mindy Eggert recently placed in the Health Occupations Students of America’s national competition. Eggert placed third in medical math, while McCall placed eighth in dental terminology. Other CHS students who competed in the national competition were Lee Hammers, Shanna Prater, Karli Hoffman, Marcia Moore and Amanda Fronabarger.