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story.lead_photo.caption Arkansas legend Ken Hatfield spoke at a recent dinner sponsored by the Northwest Arkansas Chapter of the Military Officers Association of America. The award-winning athlete at the University of Arkansas and coach at the Air Force Academy, University of Arkansas, Clemson University and Rice University kept the officers and spouses entertained with stories about Bobbie Crawford (his supervisor at a Helena bank), "Snag" (the play calling quarterback on the high school team he coached), and defeating a heavily favored Notre Dame team when he coached at Air Force as well as many more humorous anecdotes. (Courtesy Photo)

Five + Four

The Bella Vista Women's Five + Four Hole Golf Association will kick off their season with a meet and greet from 10 to 11 a.m. March 30 at Riordan Hall. Plan to join your 5 + 4 Hole friends for refreshment, socializing and to sign up for play, which begins April 6.

The group is accepting members for the 2020 golf season. Founded in 1973, the group welcomes POA members who are relatively new to the game, as well as those who are good, experienced golfers. Members play at Brittany golf course, where golfers have the option to walk or use carts. Play is on Monday, with morning tee times April through October. Members score the first five holes of play, after which players can quit or finish out the nine-hole course. No handicaps are used.

Annual dues are $12. Make checks payable to Women's 5-Hole Golf Association. Mail checks and application forms to: Carlotta Harned, 9 Sheneman Drive, Bella Vista 72715.

Information: Email

Hill Hikers

The Ozark Hill Hikers, a chapter of AVA America's Walking Club, invite all interested walkers to join them at 1 p.m. April 1 to celebrate National Walking Week by participating in a 7K walk around Lake Atalanta in Rogers. The group will meet at the municipal parking lot on Arkansas Street across from Jiffy Kwik at 219 S. Arkansas.

Information: or email


Village Lake Writers and Poets meet from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. on the second Wednesday of each month. The meetings include a featured author, book talks, writing workshops, lively discussions, and readings.

The Spring Author Series will include David Todd on April 8, Gail Cowdin on May 13 and Molly Owens on June 10. This spring and summer, meetings will be at various locations throughout Bella Vista.

Meetings are free and open to the public.

Information: (608) 642-1294 or email


The Bella Vista Women's Chorus meets from 12:45 to 3 p.m. every Monday from September to May in the choir room at First Methodist Church on Boyce Drive. New singers are welcome. No tryouts or previous experience is required to join.

Information: (918) 857-1675.

Lions Club

Due to the current healthcare emergency, the Fayetteville Lions Club will postpone all meetings and activities until the next board meeting, which will be held on April 7.

Information: (479) 442-6656.

Men's Chorus

Due to recent health concerns, the Bella Vista Men's Chorus Spring Concert, which was scheduled for April 5, has been canceled, along with all rehearsals. The group hopes to resume rehearsals on April 20, in preparation for their fall concert.

Information: Email


The Retired Nurses of Northwest Arkansas will not meet on March 31, due to concerns regarding the coronavirus and social distancing. At this time the next regularly scheduled meeting will be held on June 30.

information: (630) 659-6925 or (479) 715-6352.

Calico Cut Ups

The Calico Cut Ups quilt guild executive committee has announced the cancellation of all guild activities for the month of March.

Information: Email

NAN Profiles on 03/22/2020

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