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story.lead_photo.caption photo submitted The Northwest Master Naturalists recognized several members for outstanding service during 2017 at the June membership meeting in Fayetteville. Christie Waggoner (left) was named the Master Naturalist of the Year for 2017. Steve Sanders presented the award to Waggoner, citing her tireless efforts to expand the outreach and education programs while also contributing an exemplary number of hours as a chapter board member and working at maintaining natural areas for state and local agencies. Sampers also credited her with having a significant impact on the group's rapid growth as training class enrollments have nearly tripled over the past three years.


The Bella Vista Computer Club's monthly meeting will be at 7 p.m. July 9 on the lower level of the Highlands Crossing Center, 1801 Forest Hills Blvd. Meetings are open to the public, and this month's meeting will be an overview of the capabilities of a smart TV and alternative ways to make a TV "smart." Presenters Woody Ogden and Joel Ewing will explain smart TV alternatives including Roku streaming player and Apple TV media player.


Legion 341

Bella Vista American Legion Post 341 will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 9 at 1889 Bella Vista Way. In addition to meetings, the Post hosts "Coffee With the Commander" for members on the first and third Saturday mornings each month. On the second and fourth Saturday mornings a breakfast buffet is available for members and the public.

Lunches at the Post are served Tuesday through Friday each week from 11 a.m. until 2 p.m. These lunches are open to members and the public. Each night Tuesday through Friday the schedule features different themes. Tuesdays are "Taco Tuesdays." Wednesday nights are devoted to trivia contests, and Thursday nights find guests enjoying karaoke challenges. Guests desiring to eat on Wednesdays and Thursdays enjoy a casual-themed menu with daily specials. Friday is devoted to "Fish Friday" and appropriate special offerings are available.

Saturday evenings are dance nights, open to members and the public starting at 7 p.m. Food on Saturday nights is limited to hamburgers and accompaniments from 4 to 7 p.m.

Finally, the meeting hall is available for rental to the public on an as available basis.

Information: (479) 268-5090 or

Car Club

The Foothills of the Ozarks Car Club will meet at 7 p.m. July 12 at Western Sizzlin' in Springdale. Dinner will be offered at 6 p.m. The club was formed by a small group of car enthusiasts who were interested in promoting their love of antique automobiles. The club meets the first Thursday of each month at various restaurants. Everyone is invited.

Information: (479) 443-3561.


The Northwest Arkansas Handweavers Guild will meet at 10 a.m. July 14 at the Shiloh Meeting Hall adjacent to the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in downtown Springdale. This is an informal meeting with no business agenda. The show-and-share program will be on the use of unusual threads in weaving projects. Visitors are always welcome.


Fleet Reserve

The monthly meeting of the Fleet Reserve Association and Auxiliary will be held at 2 p.m. July 15 at Western Sizzlin on Sunset Avenue in Springdale.

Information: (479) 841-4856 or (479) 640-7912.


Viviendo con Cancer (Living with Cancer) is a supportive and educational group for adult Hispanic patients, caregivers, families and friends coping with any type of cancer. All group communication will be in Spanish. The group will meet from 5:30 to 7 p.m. July 16 at Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale.

Information: (479) 361-5847.

With Love

Stitched With Love is a group formed for the purpose of sewing quilts, hats and pillows for children at Arkansas Children's Hospital. If you love to sew and are looking for a rewarding experience, come join us.

The group will meet at 9:30 a.m. July 17 at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. Davis St. in Pea Ridge. Bring completed quilts and scissors, as we will be cutting batting for new kits.

Information: (479) 531-5381 or (479) 644-9760.

Quilt Guild

The Northwest Arkansas Modern Quilt Guild will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 17 at Southside Church of Christ, 919 S. Dixieland Road in Rogers. Briana Henley-Shepard will be the speaker. A Tulsa, Okla., native, she is known for all manner of sewing and quilting. She will also teach a class on making improvisational bags on July 18.


Nature Society

The Flower, Garden and Nature Society of Northwest Arkansas will meet for a program about the beautiful flora and fauna of Costa Rica at 10 a.m. July 21 in the Student Center at Northwest Technical Institute, 709 S. Old Missouri Road in Springdale. Joyce Mendenhall, Master Gardener, will share photos and facts about her trip to Costa Rica.

Membership is not required for first-time visitors.

Information: (479) 466-7265.


Quilters United in Learning Together will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 26 at St. Thomas Episcopal Church, 2898 S. 48th St. in Springdale. Kathy Kansier of Ozark, Mo., will be the speaker. She is a teacher, author, quilt show judge and certified quilt appraiser and will teach a wool applique class on July 27.


Stage IV

Hope Cancer Resources offers a support group for men and women living with any type of stage IV cancer. The group will meet from 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 27 at Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale. Members must RSVP.

Information: (479) 361-5847.


The Ozark Mountains Chapter, Daughters of the American Revolution, presented the following awards to students in Northwest Arkansas:

•Youth Citizenship Medal -- Mikenley Travis, Pea Ridge High School; Lucy Beck, Gravette High School; Jake Provenza, Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy; and Chloe Hicks, Rogers High School

•Outstanding Cadet Medal -- Andrew Cousins, Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy

• Senior Scholarship Award -- Camille Wagner, Northwest Arkansas Classical Academy

The chapter's nominee for a DAR scholarship, Grace Thielmier from Pea Ridge High School, won the Arkansas State DAR scholarship.

Information: (479) 636-7029.

Perfect Harmony

Perfect Harmony Women's Barbershop Chorus meets from 4 to 5:30 p.m. every Monday in the choir room of the United Lutheran Church of Bella Vista. No previous experience or audition is required.

Information: (479) 876-7204 or

NAN Profiles on 07/08/2018

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