Scholarship recipient, Chapel Jones, was the guest speaker for the DuBocage Chapter of the American Business Women's Association at its meeting held recently at the Pine Bluff Country Club.

Scholarship recipient, Chapel Jones, was the guest speaker for the DuBocage Chapter of the American Business Women’s Association at its meeting held recently at the Pine Bluff Country Club.

Chapel graduated from Watson Chapel High School with straight A’s, achieved the highest ACT score and was ranked number one in her class. She plans to attend Arkansas State University at Jonesboro. Her parents, both teachers, are planning to move to Searcy, which will allow her to live at home.

Chapel plans to earn a bachelor of science in nursing, work as a registered nurse for a couple of years, then return to school to become a physician’s assistant. She would like to work with minority populations in underserved communities in Arkansas. She has two younger brothers. Chapel’s mother, Sarah, was a guest at the meeting.

Education chairman, Rana McClain, read a letter from the other scholarship recipient, Elizabeth Davenport. Elizabeth attends the University of Arkansas at Little Rock and will be taking 15 hours this fall with classes geared to her degree in systems English.

During the business meeting president Donna Renfro appointed an Audit Committee of Patsy Stone, Kaye Faver and Marnelle Clement. Renfro gave each member of the chapter a small “thank you” gift. Mary Coburn presented Renfro with a gift of jewelry from James Hayes Glass as the outgoing president.

New officers were installed for the coming year — president, Joyce Ann Green; vice president, Coburn; recording and corresponding secretary, Allison Yaney; and treasurer, Christy Bush.

Toni Archer, mother-in-law to member Suzanne Archer, won the gift basket the chapter was taking donations for. The basket was valued at more than $800.

Mary Baxter won the dollar pot. Elaine Roan, Archer, Judy Conn and Rhonda Gammel won the door prizes and Coburn won the birthday gift.