Lo­cal notes

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Blood Cen­ter seeks donors

Com­mu­nity Blood Cen­ter of the Ozarks will host blood drives at the fol­low­ing lo­ca­tions:

■ Rogers: 9 a.m.-3 p.m. Tues­day, Mercy Health Sys­tem of North­west Arkansas, 2710 Rife Med­i­cal Cen­ter

■ Bella Vista: 10 a.m.3 p.m. Wed­nes­day, High­lands United Methodist Church, 371 Glas­gow Road; 10 a.m.-2 p.m. Fri­day, Vil­lage Bi­ble Evan­gel­i­cal Free Church, 1591 For­est Hills Blvd.

■ Eureka Springs: 1-6 p.m. Wed­nes­day, Inn of the Ozarks, U.S. 62 West

■ Fayet­teville: 1-4 p.m. Thurs­day, APAC Cen­tral, Inc., 755 E. Mill­sap Road

■ Siloam Springs:

8:30 a.m.-1:30 p.m. Thurs­day, DaySpring, 21154 Arkansas 16E

■ Spring­dale: Noon-5 p.m. Thurs­day, North­west Med­i­cal Cen­ter, 609 W. Maple Ave.

■ Ber­ryville: 8 a.m.-noon Fri­day, Docum­mun Inc., 10 Cham­plin Ave.

In­for­ma­tion: (800) 2805337 or cbco.org.

Au­thor feted for new book

Night­bird Books will be host­ing a book re­lease party for Ma­rina Lostet­ter’s new sci-fi book Noumenon at 5 p.m. Aug. 1. Night­bird books is lo­cated at 205 W. Dick­son St. in Fayet­teville.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 4432080 or night­bird­books.com.

VA to host cer­e­mony

Veter­ans Health Care Sys­tem of the Ozarks is set to hold the an­nual Pur­ple Heart Cer­e­mony at 11 a.m. Aug. 4 in the au­di­to­rium, Build­ing 3 at the med­i­cal cen­ter in Fayet­teville.

Brig. Gen. Bernie Skoch, United States Air Force, re­tired, will be the key­note speaker for this event.

In ad­di­tion to rec­og­niz­ing Pur­ple Heart re­cip­i­ents present, the Pa­triot of the Year award will be pre­sented dur­ing the cer­e­mony.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 4444087 or (479) 790-9068.

Land trust sets class

The North­west Arkansas Land Trust is host­ing a work­shop in its se­ries of Con­ser­va­tion Win-Win Work­shops for Ben­ton and Wash­ing­ton coun­ties from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Aug. 8 at Pratt Place Inn and Barn.

De­signed for re­gional de­ci­sion-mak­ers, in­clud­ing city plan­ners, real es­tate pro­fes­sion­als, elected of­fi­cials, land­scape architects and busi­ness and com­mu­nity lead­ers, the work­shop will fea­ture prac­ti­cal ex­am­ples and re­sources for cre­at­ing more prof­itable and longer last­ing projects while im­prov­ing com­mu­ni­ties through ef­fec­tive con­ser­va­tion strate­gies that pro­tect land­scapes, wa­ter­sheds and wildlife.

This sec­ond an­nual work­shop will fea­ture pre­sen­ta­tions by North­west Arkansas Land Trust, Spe­cial­ized Real Es­tate Group, Beaver Water District, NWA Re­gional Plan­ning Com­mis­sion, Arkansas Nat­u­ral Her­itage Com­mis­sion and oth­ers. An af­ter­noon panel will in­clude a con­ver­sa­tion with re­gional con­ser­va­tion part­ners in­clud­ing Beaver Wa­ter­shed Al­liance, Illi­nois River Wa­ter­shed Part­ner­ship, Arkansas Nat­u­ral Her­itage As­so­ci­a­tion, Wa­ter­shed Con­ser­va­tion Re­source Cen­ter, Arkansas Arche­o­log­i­cal So­ci­ety, The Na­ture Con­ser­vancy and Wal­ton Fam­ily Foun­da­tion. The work­shop will con­clude with a net­work­ing re­cep­tion.

The work­shops are of­fered through NWALT’s Land-Wise Ini­tia­tive, with sup­port from the Wal­ton Fam­ily Foun­da­tion, Beaver Water District, Beaver Wa­ter­shed Al­liance and the Arkansas Chap­ter of the U.S. Green Build­ing Coun­cil.

Con­tin­u­ing ed­u­ca­tion cred­its are avail­able and are spon­sored by the Arkansas Chap­ter of the US Green Build­ing Coun­cil. Reg­is­tra­tion is re­quired.

Reg­is­tra­tion: 2017wash in­g­ton­coun­ty­win­win.eventbrite.com.

Health Sum­mit in Fayet­teville

Veter­ans Health Care Sys­tem of the Ozarks is set to hold a Com­mu­nity Health Sum­mit be­gin­ning at 8:30 a.m. Aug. 17 at the Fayet­teville Town Cen­ter.

Veter­ans, fam­ily mem­bers and the com­mu­nity are in­vited to par­tic­i­pate in this sum­mit where they will have the op­por­tu­nity to di­a­logue strate­gies for col­lab­o­ra­tion with the Veter­ans Ad­min­is­tra­tion re­gard­ing veter­ans’ needs in a va­ri­ety of ar­eas. Those in at­ten­dance will be able to help iden­tify any chal­lenges in meet­ing health care needs for veter­ans and work to­wards ensuring the VA is pro­vid­ing the best qual­ity of care.

Key fo­cus ar­eas this year are pain man­age­ment, sui­cide pre­ven­tion, home­less­ness and jus­tice in­volved veter­ans. There will also be a job fair in the af­ter­noon for veter­ans seek­ing em­ploy­ment.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 4445048.

Gam­ble Ceme­tery As­so­ci­a­tion

The Gam­ble Ceme­tery As­so­ci­a­tion is ask­ing for do­na­tions for the up­keep of the Gam­ble Ceme­tery. Make checks payable to the Gam­ble Ceme­tery Fund. These do­na­tions are tax de­ductible. Send checks to Betsy Meek, 14 Plock­ton Lane, Bella Vista AR 72715; or Marie Gar­ri­son, 1816 Shelby Ave., Spring­dale, AR 72762.

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