Aux­il­iary hon­ors vol­un­teers

Northwest Arkansas Democrat-Gazette - - NORTHWEST/TELEVISION - Restora­tion Vil­lage The an­nual fam­ily re­union

The Mercy Hos­pi­tal Ber­ryville Aux­il­iary gath­ered June 13 at the Car­roll Elec­tric Com­mu­nity Room to re­ceive re­ports, elect and in­stall of­fi­cers for 2017-18 as well as present awards. Deanna David­son, ad­min­is­tra­tive as­sis­tant, aux­il­iary li­ai­son and gift shop chair, re­ceived the MHBA aux­il­iary mem­ber of the year award. Juanita Baker was pre­sented with an hon­orary life mem­ber­ship. Forty-two aux­il­iary mem­bers re­ceived time awards for more than 20,550 hours do­nated this past year.

New elected of­fi­cers in­stalled in­cluded Joy McKin­ney, pres­i­dent-elect; Leo­ria Brewer, sec­re­tary; and Pat Armer, pres­i­dent. White Wing Loft Doves; ri­fle sa­lute, Bella Vista Honor Guard; Civil War can­non sa­lute, Northwest Arkansas His­tor­i­cal So­ci­ety; “Taps,” Keith Wood and Ar­mando Gu­tier­rez; Rev­o­lu­tion­ary War reen­ac­tors, Mike Pa­trick, An­drew Pa­trick and Car­los Valdez.

■ Best dancers: Ladies.

World War II vet­eran, Staff Sgt. (Ret.) Andy An­der­son. ■ Best float: 4-H Club (Cooper El­e­men­tary and So­cial Homeschool­ers Net­work); USS Snook Base, sub­ma­rine vet­er­ans; Cruisin’ Amer­ica for Je­sus Through High School Ath­letes; Con­cor­dia Re­tire­ment Cen­ter; The Vil­lage Plum­ber.

■ Best churches: Vil­lage Bap­tist Church; Vil­lage Bi­ble Evan­gel­i­cal Free Church; Bella Vista Com­mu­nity Church; Bella Vista Church of the Nazarene; United Lutheran Church.

■ Best march­ing unit: Knights of Colum­bus; Bentonville Girl Scouts; Cub Scout Pack 525.

■ Best mil­i­tary march­ing unit: Color guard; Five Branches of the Mil­i­tary; Civil Air Pa­trol 115th; Amer­i­can Le­gion; Amer­i­can Le­gion Aux­il­iary.

■ Best vet­eran sup­port group: Sheep Dogs; Dis­abled Vet­er­ans; Team Red, White and Blue of Northwest Arkansas; Daugh­ters of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion, Lovely Pur­chase chap­ter; DAR, James Bright chap­ter; Sons of the Amer­i­can Rev­o­lu­tion, Bella Vista chap­ter.

Best mo­tor­cy­cle group: ■

Kim Hen­drick­son, Pa­triot Pa­rade queen; Kind­ley Hurt, Miss Ben­ton County; Fa­lyn Cordeiro, Miss Ben­ton County Ju­nior; Kinzie Hill, Miss Ben­ton County Pre­teen; Ra­ley Dil­beck, Lit­tle Miss Ben­ton County; Jor­dan Harper, Miss Ben­ton County Tiny Tot; Eli Whi­taker, Mis­ter Ben­ton County Tiny Tot. ■ Best cheer­lead­ers: Bentonville High School.

■ Best clubs: Cooper El­e­men­tary 4-H Club; DAR, Lovely Pur­chase chap­ter; DAR Bright chap­ter; SAR, Bella Vista chap­ter; Dis­abled Vet­er­ans.

■ Best dec­o­rated golf cart: Har­land Phillips.

■ Best state flag: Ok­la­homa, Shari Og­burn.

■ Best dog walker: Bella Vista An­i­mal Shel­ter.

■ Best bi­cy­cle: GPP Cy­cling; Mojo Cy­cling.

■ Best buses: “Cruisin’” Amer­ica for Je­sus; Con­cor­dia Re­tire­ment Cen­ter.

■ Best horses: Pony for Hire; Fly­ing “Q” Farms.

■ Best pa­tri­otic fig­ures: Cap­tain Amer­ica, Tyler Volz; Mrs. Un­cle Sam, Karen Saginetti; Won­der Wo­man, Alyssa Oster­hout; Su­per Girl, Sid­ney Grutz.

■ Best vol­un­teers: Sound sys­tem, Jeff Goan; did-it-all, high school sopho­more, Tommy Mur­ray; Pa­triot mem­ber, Chris Ur­ban.

in Lit­tle Flock awarded its “vol­un­teer of the year” award to mem­bers of Liv­ing Word Lutheran Church dur­ing an ap­pre­ci­a­tion lun­cheon June 21 at the Avon­dale Chapel and Gar­dens in Bentonville. Eight mem­bers of the church at­tended the lun­cheon, in­clud­ing (from left) Mori Parks, Lorna Miller, Jane and Gary An­der­son, Vir­ginia and Jim Gar­bi­son and Val and the Rev. Richard Sol­berg. The list of the projects mem­bers of Liv­ing Word com­pleted for var­i­ous fa­cil­i­ties of Restora­tion Vil­lage in­cluded re­pair­ing bath­rooms and light­ing, up­dat­ing light­ing and a heat­ing and cool­ing sys­tem, build­ing “Dor­cas’ Closet,” vol­un­teer­ing at the an­nual “Af­ter­noon of Fairy­tales” event, clean­ing the barn, hang­ing signs, fence and yard work, vac­u­um­ing flood dam­age, in­stalling a se­cu­rity sys­tem and a drainage sys­tem for laun­dry room.

of de­scen­dants of Nancy (Davis) and James Craw­ford was held June 24 at the Jones Cen­ter for Fam­i­lies in Spring­dale. The Craw­fords came to Arkansas from Ken­tucky in the late 1860s and es­tab­lished their home­stead on West Flem­ings Creek near Fly Gap, south of St. Paul. Com­ing with them from Ken­tucky, and set­tling on ad­join­ing lands, were their seven chil­dren, Ge­orge, John, Kathryn, Mary, Gil­bert, Charles and Emily. De­scen­dants gather an­nu­ally for a fam­ily re­union and to visit old home places and ceme­ter­ies in the area — with 33 at­tend­ing this year. Neal Adams of Bro­ken Ar­row, Okla., and Geneva Jones of Cabot were rec­og­nized as the most se­nior man and wo­man at the re­union. Twins Craw­ford and Abi­gail Lamb of Baux­ite, chil­dren of Sa­man­tha and Bran­don Lamb, were the youngest, at 2 ½ years. Leilani and Eric Ward from Eu­less, Texas, were the most re­cently mar­ried in May 2015. Sandy and Don­ald Souza from Bel­ton, Texas, were long­est mar­ried for 45 years. James, Su­san and Cameron Craw­ford from Belleville, Texas, trav­eled the great­est dis­tance. The next re­union is planned for June 23 at the Jones Cen­ter for Fam­i­lies in Spring­dale.

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