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story.lead_photo.caption File photo Maylon Rice of Fayetteville (left) serves up a bowl of ice cream during a previous Washington County Historical Society Ice Cream Social. This year's event, the 47th, is set from 3 to 6 p.m. Aug. 18 at the historical society's home, Headquarters House, 118 W. Dickson St. in Fayetteville. Cost is $5 for adults, $2.50 for children ages 6-12 or $15 for a family and includes cake, ice cream and entertainment. Information: (479) 521-2970.

Blood drive scheduled

The University of Arkansas Fort Smith will host its summer blood drive from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 17 in the Reynolds Room of the Smith-Pendergraft Campus Center, located at 800 N. 49th St.

The drive is free and open to the public. Each donor will receive two general admission tickets to an Arkansas Naturals game for the month of July and either two admission tickets to Safari Joe's Water Park in Tulsa, Okla., or one adult admission and one child admission to Science Museum Oklahoma. Donors will also receive a free health screening and T-shirt.

Drop-ins are welcome, or schedule an appointment.

Information: (479) 788-7663 or email

Blood center seeks donors

The Community Blood Center of the Ozarks strives for area blood reserves to be at or around a three-day supply for all blood types. At the time of this release, the blood center has at least a three-day supply of all types. Since it takes around 200 donations per day to meet area needs, the public is urged to continue to help by donating at a CBCO blood drive or donor center near them.

When participants give through July 31, they will receive a gray T-shirt with a patriotic summer message.

Upcoming blood drives include:

Fayetteville: 1:30-4:30 p.m. July 17, Ozarks Electric, 3641 Wedington Drive; Noon-6 p.m. July 18, Elks Lodge, 4444 N. Crossover Road

Springdale: 8:30-11:30 a.m. July 17, Arvest Bank, 415 W. Emma Ave.

Siloam Springs: 2-6 p.m. July 20, Siloam Springs Regional Hospital, 603 N. Progress Ave.

Information: (800) 280-5337 or


Buddy Shute and the Motivators will perform, along with the Restless Natives, from 3 to 10 p.m. July 22 at "Sweet Jam 2018," a fundraiser for the Bentonville High School Alumni. The event will be held at American Legion Post 341 in Bella Vista.


Ballet sets registration

Registration for 2018-19 classes at Western Arkansas Ballet is from 4 to 6:30 p.m. Aug. 15 at 4701 Grand Ave. in Fort Smith. Western Arkansas Ballet offers classes for ages 4 through adult in ballet, pointe, tap, jazz, modern and hip hop. New classes for this year include Mommy and Me classes for ages 2 and 3, an adult jazz/tap class, beginning and intermediate hip hop and progressing ballet technique.

Information: (479) 785-0152 or

NAN Profiles on 07/15/2018

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