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The North­west Arkansas Os­tomy Sup­port Group will meet at 2 p.m. to­day at Hope Can­cer Re­sources, 5835 W. Sun­set Ave. in Spring­dale.

There will be an in­for­ma­tion/ed­u­ca­tional meet­ing prior to the main meet­ing at 1 p.m. This month is the an­nual sum­mer potluck party, so par­tic­i­pants should bring a dish to share.

In­for­ma­tion: nwaos­tomy. wee­


The Orchid So­ci­ety of the Ozarks will meet at 1:30 p.m. to­day at North­west Tech­ni­cal In­sti­tute, 709 S. Old Mis­souri Road in Spring­dale. The speaker, Kris­ten L. Uthus of New World Orchids in Manch­ester, Mich., will dis­cuss minia­ture species Ne­ofine­tia (Vanda) fal­cata — “the Sa­mu­rai orchids.”

Any­one in­ter­ested in grow­ing orchids is wel­come to at­tend. The ob­jec­tive of the so­ci­ety is to stim­u­late in­ter­est in orchids and their cul­ture. Monthly raf­fles for mem­bers and oc­ca­sional pub­lic auc­tions of­fer af­ford­able orchids and sup­plies for new and ex­pe­ri­enced grow­ers.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 6194310 or

Pieces ‘N Patches

The Pieces ‘N Patches quilt group will meet at 10 a.m. Mon­day at First Pres­by­te­rian Church, 1901 S. 26th St. in Rogers. Barb Eik­meier from Kansas will have a work­shop on the pineap­ple log cabin color wheel.

The group meets at 12:30 p.m. on the first Mon­day of each month for pro­grams and at 10 a.m. on the third Mon­day for work­shops. Snacks will be served on pro­gram days, and par­tic­i­pants should bring lunch on work­shop days; bev­er­ages will be pro­vided. Vis­i­tors are wel­come.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 2487358 or (972) 978-4488.

Cal­ico Cut-Ups

Cal­ico Cut-Ups quilt guild meets at 1 p.m. Mon­day at First United Methodist Church, 20 Boyce Drive in Bella Vista.

The speaker will be Ray­mond Hill of Bit­ter­sweet Quilts in Jo­plin, Mo., on “Ba­sic Main­te­nance for Your Sewing Ma­chine.” There will be a work­shop that morn­ing at 10 a.m. given by Hill. The work­shop is lim­ited to 15 peo­ple, and the cost is $10. Bring a sewing ma­chine to work on.

Cal­ico Cut-Ups is open to ev­ery­one from all lev­els of quilt­ing. Be­gin­ners and ex­perts are all wel­comed. If not a mem­ber of the guild a fee of $5 is asked to help pay for the cost of the speaker.

In­for­ma­tion: Email bar­baird@hot­


The Twin Lakes Toast­mas­ters Club in Fayet­teville of­fers the skills and con­fi­dence needed to ef­fec­tively ex­press one­self in any given sit­u­a­tion. Pro­fes­sion­als, stu­dents, stay-at-home par­ents and re­tirees are wel­come to at­tend the meet­ings and gain com­mu­ni­ca­tion skills. The group meets from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. ev­ery Mon­day at Trin­ity United Methodist Church, 1021 W. Sy­camore St. in Fayet­teville.

In­for­ma­tion: 4122.toast mas­ter­


The Kings­dale Squares will dance 7 p.m. Mon­day at Rior­dan Hall in Bella Vista. Ken­ton Sul­li­van will be call­ing. There will be a main­stream work­shop at 6:30 p.m. prior to the dance.

In­for­ma­tion: Bill Allen at (479) 876-5066.


The Se­nior Democrats of North­west Arkansas will meet at noon Tues­day at Western Siz­zlin’ in Spring­dale.

State Rep. Greg Led­ing of Fayet­teville, an an­nounced can­di­date for Arkansas State Se­nate Dis­trict 4, will be the guest speaker. Ge­or­gia Ross, pres­i­dent,

wel­comes all Democrats from Ben­ton, Car­roll, Madi­son and Washington coun­ties to at­tend.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 9357423.


The Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion of Univer­sity Women, Fayet­teville Branch, will meet for a sum­mer so­cial din­ner and Grid­iron fundraiser kick­off at 6 p.m. Tues­day at Whole Hog Cafe, 3009 Col­lege Ave. in the Fi­esta Square Shop­ping Cen­ter in Fayet­teville. All mem­bers, prospec­tive mem­bers and guests are wel­come to at­tend.

The Amer­i­can As­so­ci­a­tion of Univer­sity Women is the na­tion’s lead­ing voice pro­mot­ing eq­uity and ed­u­ca­tion for women and girls.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 2511835.


Bella Vista Any­time Stitch­ers will meet from 10 a.m. to noon Wed­nes­day at First United Methodist Church, 20 Boyce Drive, Bella Vista (across Tan­yard Creek), Room 23 (down­stairs, south­west side). The Any­time Stitch­ers meet the third Wed­nes­day of ev­ery month ex­cept Novem­ber and De­cem­ber. The club in­cludes new and ex­pe­ri­enced quil­ters who meet to share tech­niques, project ideas and make quilts for char­i­ties. All are wel­come.

This month Mar­i­lyn Bul­lock will be lead­ing the meet­ing. There will be a show-and-tell por­tion of the meet­ing to show per­sonal projects com­pleted.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 8559418.

Ladies Bunco

The Bella Vista Ladies Bunco group will meet at 10:30 a.m. Wed­nes­day at St. Bernard’s Par­ish Hall.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 2683985 or (479) 319-4789.

Fly Ty­ers

The Bella Vista Fly Ty­ers Club is a fish­ing, con­ser­va­tion and ser­vice club con­sist­ing of ap­prox­i­mately 150 mem­bers. The club also pro­motes lake con­ser­va­tion, recre­ational ac­tiv­i­ties and con­ducts ser­vice projects through­out North­west Arkansas.

The club meets ev­ery Thurs­day at Rior­dan Hall in Bella Vista be­gin­ning at 9 a.m. for a so­cial hour fol­lowed by a meet­ing from 10 to 11 a.m.

In­for­ma­tion: Email info@Bel­laVis­taF­lyTy­ers. org.


The Ro­tary Club of Fayet­teville meets at noon ev­ery Thurs­day at Mer­maids Restau­rant, 2217 N. Col­lege Ave. in Fayet­teville. The high­lights for the re­main­der of July are:

■ Thurs­day: Heifer In­ter­na­tional will pro­vide in­for­ma­tion on its mis­sion to work with com­mu­ni­ties to end world hunger and poverty and to care for the Earth. ■ July 27: Broyles Foun­da­tion will up­date on why it

is the first place care­givers turn for in­for­ma­tion re­gard­ing de­men­tia.

In­for­ma­tion: fayet­teville ro­ or email mj­mu­sial

NWA Coin Club

The North­west Arkansas Coin Club will hold its sec­ond an­nual coin show July 21-23 in the Pin­na­cle Ball­room at the John Q. Ham­mons Cen­ter in Rogers. Hours are 1 to 5 p.m. Fri­day, 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Satur­day and 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. July 23. Ad­mis­sion is free, and the pub­lic is in­vited to at­tend.

In­for­ma­tion: Bill at (214) 232-2410.

BC Dems

The Ben­ton County Dems will meet at noon July 24 at the Golden Cor­ral, 2605 W. Pleas­ant Grove Cross­ing in Rogers. Lunch will start at 11 a.m. The fea­tured speaker will be Amy Gille­spie, can­di­date for Ben­tonville School Board.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 7212747.

Hill Hik­ers

The Ozark Hill Hik­ers, af­fil­i­ated with the Amer­i­can Volkss­port As­so­ci­a­tion, is invit­ing all in­ter­ested walk­ers to join them for a 5K or 10K walk July 26 in Siloam Springs. Reg­is­tra­tion is at

8 a.m. at Phillips 66, 1295 N. Mount Olive.

In­for­ma­tion: com/bvozarkhill­hik­ers.

Stage IV

Hope Can­cer Re­sources of­fers a sup­port group for men and women liv­ing with any type of stage IV can­cer. This month’s meet­ing will be from 1 to 2:30 p.m. July 28 at Hope Can­cer Re­sources, 5835 W. Sun­set Ave. in Spring­dale.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 361-


The Mercedes-Benz Club of Amer­ica, Ozark Sec­tion, held its an­nual mem­ber­ship lun­cheon at Copeland’s New Or­leans Restau­rant in Rogers on July 15. Mem­ber ap­pre­ci­a­tion awards were pre­sented, a silent auction was held dur­ing the lun­cheon and some mem­bers re­ceived their Mercedes-Benz Club of Amer­ica longevity pins. The event con­grat­u­lates mem­bers who have been with the club five, 10, 15, 20, 25 years or longer.

The sec­tion’s mem­bers meet each month for an event. Time and lo­ca­tion vary, de­pend­ing on the na­ture of the event. Cat­e­gories are driv­ing, entertainment, so­cial, ed­u­ca­tion, char­i­ta­ble, tech­ni­cal, ex­hibit and awards. Own­ing a Mercedes-Benz is not re­quired to be­come a mem­ber.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 7566798, (479) 644-8087 or email or linda.har­rell@sbc­

Cour­tesy photo

Sev­eral Ben­tonville Gar­den Club mem­bers were state and re­gional win­ners for club projects this year. Year­book won first place in the Arkansas Fed­er­a­tion of Gar­den Clubs and the South Cen­tral Re­gion, which con­sists of Arkansas, Texas, New Mex­ico and Ok­la­homa. Ar­bor Day won sec­ond place in the state and re­gion; Pub­lic­ity Press Book re­ceived first place in state and re­gion; His­tory Book won sec­ond place in state; and the Her­itage Award also won first place. BGC pres­i­dent at­tended the Arkansas Fed­er­a­tion of Gar­den Clubs’ spring con­ven­tion in Til­lar to ac­cept the awards for Ben­tonville. Sev­eral lo­cal stu­dents re­ceived youth awards for their art­work in the Bird Poster Con­test guided by their teacher Crys­tal Feather­ston. Pic­tured are Su­san Todd and He­len Lamp­kin in front, and Crys­tal Feather­ston, Vicky Prof­fer, Elaine Kerr, Tami Bever and Leah White­head in back row.

Cour­tesy photo

Sher­rie Eoff (left), a mem­ber of the Gar­den Club of Rogers, was pre­sented the Mem­ber Award of Honor by Sandy Robinson, pres­i­dent of Na­tional Gar­den Clubs, for out­stand­ing vol­un­teer con­tri­bu­tions to club and com­mu­nity in one or more of the fol­low­ing ar­eas: Civic devel­op­ment, hor­ti­cul­ture ther­apy, youth ac­tiv­i­ties, con­ser­va­tion, land­scape de­sign, hor­ti­cul­ture, flo­ral de­sign or all-around ex­cel­lence. Eoff has served as civic beau­ti­fi­ca­tion chair­per­son, vice pres­i­dent and pro­grams on more than one oc­ca­sion. She has served as pres­i­dent twice. She has also served as Ar­bor Day chair­woman, trea­surer and hor­ti­cul­ture chair­woman for more than eight years. She has been the Youth Gar­den­ing chair­woman for the past seven years. Eoff has been a mem­ber of the Gar­den Club of Rogers for over 20 years and has been very ac­tive in many dif­fer­ent ar­eas of the club. This is one of the high­est hon­ors given. Eoff was South Cen­tral Re­gion win­ner and then went on to re­ceive the na­tional honor also. The Gar­den Club of Rogers cel­e­brated its 75th an­niver­sary as a fed­er­ated club in 2016.

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