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story.lead_photo.caption Courtesy photo The Washington County Master Gardener picnic was held June 4 at the Fayetteville Veterans Administration grounds where Master Gardeners work in concert with veterans on vegetable, flower and herb gardening. The event was coordinated by Delcina Cunico and Pam Johnson. More than 90 gardeners were joined by veterans and VA liaison Jean Nelson.


The Northwest Arkansas Ostomy Support Group will meet at 1 p.m. June 16 for an informational and educational meeting. There will be a potluck lunch, and an ostomate will demonstrate how to use the Osto-EZ product.

Information: (479) 361-5847.


The McPherson Camp, Sons of Union Veterans of the Civil War, will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 17 at Foghorns, 2221 W. Walnut St. in Rogers.

Information: (479) 381-6883.

Pieces 'N Patches

Pieces 'N Patches quilt group will meet at 10 a.m. June 17 at First Presbyterian Church, 1901 S. 26th St. in Rogers. Rita Madson will lead a paper-piecing workshop, and the group will be making a "kaleidoscope quilt."

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 a dish for potluck on workshop days. Beverages will be provided. Visitors are welcome.

Information: (479) 986-9188 or (479) 531-2597.


Stitched With Love is a nonprofit organization formed for the purpose of sewing quilts, hats and pillows for children at Arkansas Children's Hospital. The club will meet at 9:30 a.m. June 18 at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church, 1300 N. Davis St. in Pea Ridge. Please bring completed quilts and batting scraps to stuff pillows. Also bring scissors to cut batting for new kits. New members are welcome.

Information: (479) 531-5381 or (479) 644-9760.


The Senior Democrats of Northwest Arkansas will meet at noon June 18 at Western Sizzlin' in Springdale. Lunch begins at 11:30 a.m. The speaker will be Gwenn Okruhlik, who specializes in politics on the Arabian Peninsula. She will discuss gender, Islam, opposition, human rights, oil and the political economy in Saudi Arabia.

Information: (479) 267-1967.

GOP Women

The Benton County Republican Women's Club will meet at noon June 18 at the Pleasant Crossing Golden Corral in Rogers. The guest speaker will be Jonathan Barnett of Siloam Springs, who will share the Republican plan of action from his perspective as national committeeman, discuss how to channel energies and efforts and how to re-elect President Trump. Barnett has many years of work and experience to draw from and will help motivate members and guests to get ready for the upcoming election season. Guests are welcome.

Information: (479) 585-5476.


Officers and warrant officers (active duty, former and retired) of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses are invited to attend the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of Military Officers Association of America dinner at 7 p.m. June 21 at the Latta Barn at Prairie Grove Battlefield State Park, 506 E. Douglas St. in Prairie Grove. Participants are asked to bring a side dish or dessert; the chapter is providing brisket and ham. Social hour starts at 6:30 p.m., and attire is relaxed, comfortable and casual.

Information: (501) 240-7562 or email


The Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the Mutual UFO Network will meet from 10 a.m. to noon June 22 at the Fayetteville Public Library.

Information: (479) 422-9586.


The Masonic Key Lodge No. 7 will host the annual pancake and sausage breakfast from 6 a.m. to noon June 22 at the First United Methodist Church, 325 E. Twin Springs in Siloam Springs. The cost is $6, and children 6 and younger eat free when accompanied by a paid adult.


Fleet Reserve

The Fleet Reserve Association will meet June 23 at the Lake Atalanta Park Clark Pavilion in Rogers. There will be a potluck at noon, with the meeting beginning at approximately 1 p.m.

Information: (479) 841-4856 or (479) 640-7912.

Calico Cut-Ups

The Calico Cut-Ups will meet at 1 p.m. June 24 at the United Methodist Church at 20 Boyce Drive in Bella Vista. Mindy Smith, a textile/mixed media artist from Columbia, Mo., will be the speaker. Smith started quilting 30 years ago. Her fiber art has been displayed at the University of Missouri, Denver National Quilt Festival and Paducah Quilt Show. Smith regularly teaches free motion quilting and thread painting classes and lectures on the topic of creatively documenting your quilts. At this meeting she will be giving a presentation titled, "Give Your Quilts A Voice," a PowerPoint trunk show of quilts and the process of creating their life stories.

Information: Email

BC Dems

Benton County Dems will meet for lunch at 11 a.m. June 24 at the Golden Corral, 2506 W. Pleasant Crossing Drive, with a program following at noon. The guest speaker will be Rob Wells, assistant professor of the School of Journalism and Strategic Media at the University of Arkansas. He and his students will report on the student loan debt crisis.



Hope Cancer Resources offers a support group for myeloma patients, caregivers and loved ones. The Northwest Arkansas Myeloma Support Group will be co-facilitated by a 22-year survivor and will provide education, support and the opportunity to share personal experiences. The group will meet from 11:30 a.m. to 1 p.m. July 2 at Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale.

Information: (479) 361-5847.

Snook Base

The USS Navy Snook Base will meet for staging of the 4th of July Parade at 9 a.m. July 4 at 1 Mercy Way in Bella Vista. Members, family members and special guests will be riding the submarine float in the parade.

The next base meeting will be at 11 a.m. July 6 at the Whole Hog Cafe in Rogers. Guest speaker will be Josh Medina from Washington County Veterans Service Office. All submarine personnel are invited.


Civil War

The July meeting of the Bella Vista Civil War Round Table will be held at 7 p.m. July 11 at the Bella Vista Historical Museum. Please note that this is one week later than the normal first Thursday meeting, due to Independence Day.

The guest speaker will be Dale Phillips, who recently retired from National Park Service after 41 years of service. He was posted in New Orleans for many years and has developed a four-part series of talks on New Orleans in the Civil War. This first part will encompass the early Civil War where the Union captured this vital city. Phillips will cover the remaining three parts beginning in 2020.

The round table is open to the public and only requires an interest in the American Civil War.


NAN Profiles on 06/16/2019

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