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Sa­cred Singers

The North­west Arkansas Sa­cred Harp Singers will meet at 1:30 p.m. to­day at the Shiloh Mu­seum of Ozark His­tory, 118 W. John­son Ave. in down­town Spring­dale.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 7508165 or visit shilohmu­

TOPS 297

TOPS meets ev­ery Mon­day at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. Weigh-in starts at 8:15 a.m. and the meet­ing be­gins at 9 a.m. Take Off Pounds Sen­si­bly is a sup­port group for peo­ple who want to lose weight fol­low­ing a sen­si­ble diet. The meet­ing is also for those who have lost weight and strug­gle to keep it off: KOPS (Keep Off Pounds Sen­si­bly). The group re­cently in­stalled new of­fi­cers. The new leader is Jean Hehl.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 8558722.


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

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


Home net­work­ing will be dis­cussed at the Bella Vista Com­puter Club meet­ing at 7 p.m. Mon­day in Room A at High­lands Cross­ing Cen­ter, 1801 For­est Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista.

Pre­sen­ter Joel Ew­ing will ex­plain the ter­mi­nol­ogy of net­works and the hard­ware that can en­able home net­work-en­abled de­vices to talk to each other and share a sin­gle in­ter­net in­ter­face.

Elec­tion of of­fi­cers and board mem­bers will be held.

In­for­ma­tion: bv­com­p­

Le­gion 341

Bella Vista Amer­i­can Le­gion Post 341 will meet at 5 p.m. Mon­day at the Post Hall, 1889 Bella Vista Way in Bella Vista. The meet­ing will fea­ture a cook-out hon­or­ing the Boys State and Girls State par­tic­i­pants who were spon­sored by the Post. A gen­eral mem­ber­ship meet­ing will fol­low the cook-out.

In ad­di­tion to meet­ings, the Post hosts “Cof­fee With the Com­man­der” for mem­bers on the first and third Satur­days of each month. On the sec­ond and fourth Satur­days of each month, a break­fast buf­fet is avail­able to mem­bers and the pub­lic.

Lunches at the Post are served Tues­day through Fri­day each week from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. and are open to mem­bers and the pub­lic.

Ad­di­tion­ally, the Post hosts a very well re­ceived “Taco Tues­day” each week fol­lowed by a “Fish Fri­day.” Wed­nes­day nights are de­voted to trivia con­tests for mem­bers and the pub­lic with Thurs­day nights karaoke. For those de­sir­ing meals on th­ese days, the res­tau­rant fea­tures an ex­cel­lent, ca­sual-themed menu.

Sat­ur­day evenings are dance nights open to the pub­lic start­ing at 7 p.m. Th­ese evenings fea­ture lo­cal mu­si­cal groups. Food on Satur­days is lim­ited to ham­burg­ers and ac­com­pa­ni­ments avail­able from 4 to 7 p.m. The meet­ing hall is open to the pub­lic for rental on an as-avail­able ba­sis.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 2685090, amer­i­can­le­gion­


The Se­nior Democrats of North­west Arkansas will meet at 11:30 a.m. Tues­day at the Western Siz­zlin’ res­tau­rant, 3492 W. Sun­set Ave. in Spring­dale. Josh Ma­honey of Fayetteville, the an­nounced Demo­cratic can­di­date for the 3rd Con­gres­sional District, will speak.

Ma­honey, a non­profit or­ga­nizer in North­west Arkansas, has rolled out his cam­paign with a “Lis­ten­ing Tour of the District” start­ing in the spring. He and his wife, Rhi­anon DeLeeuw, have been trav­el­ing the

district over the past four months talk­ing with vot­ers about is­sues such as health care, im­mi­gra­tion and in­di­vid­ual lib­erty.

Democrats from Ben­ton, Car­roll, Madi­son and Wash­ing­ton coun­ties are in­vited to at­tend.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 9357423.

Hill Hik­ers

The Ozark Hill Hik­ers, af­fil­i­ated with the Amer­i­can Volkss­port As­so­ci­a­tion, will walk at 1 p.m. Tues­day at the Pres­by­te­rian Church of Bella Vista, 1880 For­est Hills Blvd.

The next sched­uled 5K/10K walk will be Aug. 19 with regis­tra­tion at 8 a.m. at Krispy Kreme, 1502 S.E. Wal­ton Blvd. in Ben­tonville.



The Wash­ing­ton County Repub­li­can Com­mit­tee will meet at 6:30 p.m. Tues­day at the Wil­lie James Event Cen­ter in Ton­ti­town.

Guest speaker is Ken Quin of Maine, re­gional di­rec­tor for the Con­ven­tion of States project.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 2250969 or email jestes65@ rea­

Sun­rise Ro­tary

The Bella Vista Sun­rise Ro­tary will meet at 7 a.m. Wed­nes­day at Con­cor­dia in Bella Vista. Lori Tu­dor, Arkansas High­way De­part­ment deputy com­mis­sioner and chief op­er­at­ing of­fi­cer, will be the guest speaker. All guests are wel­come to at­tend. Break­fast starts at 6:45 a.m.


The North­west Arkansas Os­tomy Sup­port Group will meet at 2:15 p.m. Aug. 20 at Hope Can­cer Re­sources, 5835 W. Sun­set Ave. in Spring­dale. The in­for­ma­tional/ed­u­ca­tional por­tion of the meet­ing will be­gin at 1 p.m. in the main meet­ing room.

This month’s meet­ing will fea­ture Cat Swensen dis­cussing the ben­e­fits of fer­men­ta­tion.

In­for­ma­tion: nwaos­tomy.wee­

Fleet Re­serve

The monthly meet­ing of the Fleet Re­serve As­so­ci­a­tion and Aux­il­iary will be held at 2 p.m. Aug. 20 at the Western Siz­zlin’ on U.S. 412 in Spring­dale.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 8415856.

Orchid So­ci­ety

The Orchid So­ci­ety of the Ozarks will meet at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 20 at North­west Tech­ni­cal In­sti­tute, 709 S. Old Mis­souri Road in Spring­dale. The speaker will be Glen Decker of Pip­ing Rock Orchids in Gal­away, N.Y. He will speak from his 20-year ex­pe­ri­ence grow­ing pa­phio­pe­dilums and phrag­mi­pedi­ums and will bring plants to sell.

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 the up­com­ing Sept. 17 pub­lic auc­tion of­fer af­ford­able orchids and sup­plies for new and ex­pe­ri­enced grow­ers.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 6194310 or


The Pho­to­graphic So­ci­ety of North­west Arkansas and guests will gather to pho­to­graph the to­tal so­lar eclipse on Aug. 21, trav­el­ing to the heart of the eclipse path to view it.

Meet at Bloom­field’s Fam­ily Res­tau­rant in Mar­shall, Mo., for break­fast be­fore head­ing to the Great Cir­cle (Main Cam­pus). The eclipse is sched­uled to be­gin at 11:43 a.m. with the peak hit­ting about 1:10 p.m.

A spe­cial fil­ter will be needed to pho­to­graph the eclipse. At­tempt­ing to pho­to­graph the eclipse with­out a spe­cial fil­ter or spe­cial fil­ter pa­per will re­sult in sig­nif­i­cant dam­age to your lens and cam­era. Proper eye­wear or a pin­hole viewer is also nec­es­sary to view the eclipse. PSNWA is not re­spon­si­ble or li­able for any phys­i­cal dam­age or dam­age to cam­era equip­ment due to lack of proper fil­ters or eye pro­tec­tion.

Cost is free to mem­bers and $10 to non­mem­bers.

In­for­ma­tion: mar­shall moso­lare­ pre­ferred-view­ing-sites.

Civil War

The North­west Arkansas Civil War Round­table will meet at 7 p.m. Aug. 24 at the Shiloh Mu­seum of Ozark His­tory, 118 W. John­son Ave. in down­town Spring­dale.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 7508165 or visit shilohmu­

Wire­less So­ci­ety

The Ozark Wire­less So­ci­ety will meet at 10 a.m. Aug. 26 at the Shiloh Mu­seum of Ozark His­tory, 118 W. John­son Ave. in down­town Spring­dale.

In­for­ma­tion: (479) 7508165 or visit shilohmu­

Courtesy photo

P.E.O. Chap­ter CD is plan­ning an­other Game Day from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Sept. 29 at the High­lands Church, 371 Glas­gow Road in Bella Vista. Pic­tured are mem­bers of the Ways & Means com­mit­tee: Con­nie Christie (back row), Pres­i­dent Mary Ann Min­nick, Shirley Olson, Sally Clapp and D’Ann Brumett; and Nancy Rin­gleb (front row), Sue Wil­liams, Kay Rhoads and Lorna Schwartz. Chap­ter CD has suc­cess­fully spon­sored 11 lo­cal women for a schol­ar­ships or loans and also spon­sored four in­ter­na­tional schol­ar­ships. This fundraiser will con­tinue to pro­vide op­por­tu­ni­ties to help women with their ed­u­ca­tional goals. Par­tic­i­pants are wel­come to play the game of choice. The cost is $60 per ta­ble or $15 per per­son, which in­cludes lunch. There is also an op­por­tu­nity to win gift cer­tifi­cates or hand-crafted items. Tick­ets will be $1 for one or $5 for six to be placed in the draw­ing for the items of your choice. Regis­tra­tion forms will be avail­able at City Hall, 101 Town Cen­ter. In­for­ma­tion/ regis­tra­tion: (479) 225-1158 or (479) 268-3167.

Courtesy photo

For­mer po­lice chief Ken Farmer (left) ac­cepts a Paul Har­ris Fel­low­ship from Bella Vista Sun­rise Ro­tary Club Pres­i­dent Robert Ritschel dur­ing the club’s an­nual ban­quet. The fel­low­ship was be­stowed on Farmer by club mem­ber Tom Buchl. The Paul Har­ris Fel­low recog­ni­tion ac­knowl­edges in­di­vid­u­als who con­trib­ute, or who have con­tri­bu­tions made in their name, of $1,000 to The Ro­tary Foun­da­tion of Ro­tary In­ter­na­tional. The club meets at 7 a.m. each Wed­nes­day at Con­cor­dia Catered Liv­ing’s main build­ing at 1 Con­cor­dia Drive.

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