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story.lead_photo.caption Paula Irwin (left), president of Philanthropic Educational Organization (PEO) Chapter BI of Springdale, presents a check for $1,000 to Katherine D. Wilson. Wilson is a recipient of a Program for Continuing Education (PCE) grant awarded by PEO. The scholarship provides grants to women for use in completing a degree. Wilson, an instructional facilitator at Southwest Junior High in Springdale, is working toward a specialist degree in Educational Leadership/Principalship through Arkansas State University. Information: (Courtesy Photo/Barbara Reynolds)


The Pancreatic Cancer Action Network will meet at 2 p.m. Feb. 9 at Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road in Springdale. Call-in and Zoom connection information will be available.

Information: (479) 202-3749 or


The Democratic Party of Benton County will meet at 6 p.m. Feb. 10 at Mimi's Cafe, 2105 S. Promenade Blvd. in Rogers. The business meeting will begin at 6:30 p.m.

Information: (479) 381-7443 or


The Bella Vista Computer Club will hold a general meeting at 7 p.m. Feb. 10 in Room 1001 on the lower level of the Highlands Crossing Center, 1801 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista. The program will be "Cyber Crime: Alive and Well," presented by Carolyn Grieve of Arvest Bank. Different handouts giving general information and computer tips are available at each monthly meeting.

The next scheduled class will be from 6:30 to 8:30 p.m. Feb. 19 on the topic "Computer Security for Regular People: Part 2," presented by Justin Sell, owner of Bella Vista Computer Services. "Using Windows 10" will be presented from 9 a.m. to noon Feb. 26 by Joel Ewing. Advance registration is required.

Open house help clinic sessions are held from 9 a.m. to noon on the first Saturday and the third Wednesday of each month in the club's training center, Suite 208, and are a free service for club members. There is also a genealogy special interest group that will meet at 10 a.m. Feb. 15.



The Ko-ko-ci Chapter of the Arkansas Archeological Society will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 12 at the Washington County Extension Services building, 2536 N. McConnell Ave. in Fayetteville. Guest speaker will be Amelia Villaseñor, assistant professor at the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. She will present, "The Missing Piece: Consequences of the Terminal Pleistocene Megafaunal Extinction on the Large Mammal Communities of Texas." In this talk, Villaseñor will describe the dietary and body-size space occupied by large mammals within Pleistocene North America and the effect their extinction had on ecological diversity.

Information: (479) 283-5720.

Writers & Poets

The Village Lake Writers and Poets will meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Feb. 12 at Concordia Retirement Center, 1 Concordia Drive in Bella Vista. This is a change in meeting place.

Information: (608) 642-1294.

Up In Arms

Up In Arms quilt guild will meet at noon Feb. 12 at Southside Church, 919 S. Dixieland Road in Rogers. The topic of the meeting will be a discussion of the club's 2019 and 2020 goals. Bring things -- planners, phone app, whatever -- that help you accomplish your goals.

There is an ongoing challenge of creating a self-portrait collage. There will be a discussion on collecting and preparing fabrics. Bring show-and-tell quilts completed as well as "problem" quilts.

Information: (972) 978-4488.


The Rotary Club of Fayetteville will meet at noon Feb. 13 at Mermaids, 2217 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. The speaker will be Miles Boyce, who will address the issue of challenges in shipping.


VFW 2952

VFW Post 2952 Springdale/Fayetteville will meet at 7 p.m. Feb. 13 at St. Thomas Church, S. 48th St. in Springdale. There will be a meal at 7 p.m. All combat veterans are invited to attend and join.

Information: (479) 601-5539.


The General Lafayette Chapter of the Sons of the American Revolution will meet at 11:30 a.m. Feb. 15 at the Whole Hog Cafe, 3009 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville.

Visitors are welcome.

Information: (479) 521-3194 or (479) 231-1681.


The Northwest Arkansas Ostomy Support group will meet from 2 to 4 p.m. Feb. 16 at Hope Cancer Resources, 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale. This support group is offered to anyone with an ostomy, preparing for an ostomy or caring for someone with an ostomy.


Fleet Reserve

The Fleet Reserve Association and the Ladies Auxiliary of the Fleet Reserve will meet at 2 p.m. Feb. 16 at Western Sizzlin on Sunset Avenue in Springdale.

Information: Email

Writers' Colony

The Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow will present three featured readers at Poetluck at 6:30 p.m. Feb. 20 at 515 Spring St. in Eureka Springs: Nikki Hanna, Susanne Wiley and Kathy Leonard.

Poetluck is the third Thursday of every month. It starts at 6:30 p.m. with a potluck dinner. Readings start at 7:15 and end by 8:45 p.m. Local and visiting writers may share their work for up to 10 minutes following the featured writers. Readings may be poems, prose or songs. Order is chosen by random drawing. Poetluck is a supportive environment, the perfect setting to premiere new work.

Information: (479)253-7444.


The Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America will meet for its bi-monthly dinner for officers and warrant officers (active duty, National Guard, reserve, former and retired) of the U.S. Armed Forces and their spouses at 7 p.m. Feb. 21 at Mermaids Restaurant, 2217 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. Social hour begins at 6 p.m. Dinner is $27 per person. Chapter members and guests are invited to attend.

The guest speaker will be Ken Hatfield, football player for the Razorbacks' National Championship team and head coach at Air Force Academy, University of Arkansas, Clemson and Rice.

RSVP is required by Feb. 13.

Information: (501) 240-7562 or email


Altrusa will be hosting a game day from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. March 4 at St. Bernard Catholic Church, 1 St. Bernard Lane in Bella Vista. Tickets are $48 for a table of four. Proceeds help support children's literacy and other projects. A lunch will be prepared by the Altrusa ladies.

Information: Email


Orchid Society of the Ozarks will meet at 1:30 p.m. Feb. 16 at Northwest Technical Institute, 709 S. Old Missouri Road in Springdale. The objective of the society is to stimulate interest in orchids and their culture. Their 10th annual show and sale at Fayetteville's Botanical Garden will be March 5-7. The sale, as well as frequent presentations by renowned growers, offer education and quality plants. Monthly judging displays often include 30 to 40 blooming plants, while monthly raffles offer affordable orchids and supplies for new and experienced growers.

Information: or (479) 310-9444.

Cancer Support

Hope Cancer Resources offers support groups for cancer patients, caregivers and loved ones throughout the year at 5835 W. Sunset Ave. in Springdale. Groups are facilitated by licensed social workers and counselors. Cancer-specific groups, as well as Spanish-speaking meetings, are scheduled.

Information: (479) 361-5847.

Garden Club

The Bella Vista Garden Club will host its annual Cards and Games Party from noon to 4 p.m. March 20 at the Bella Vista Community Church, 75 E. Lancashire Blvd. Ticket prices are $15 per person or $60 for a table of four. Players provide their own cards or game materials. There will be raffle drawings for gift baskets.

Proceeds from this event are used for scholarships for students studying horticulture at Northwest Arkansas colleges and universities. They may also be used for beautification projects within the city of Bella Vista.

Reservations will open on Feb. 21.

Information: (262) 442-9345 or

NAN Profiles on 02/09/2020

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