Civil War, Hill Walkers, Computers, Hand Weavers

Civil war

The Bella Vista Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. October 6 at the Bella Vista Historical Museum, 1885 Bella Vista Road. The program will be presented by Dr. Jerry T. Wootin of Nashville, Tennessee. He is the author of Johnsonville: Union Supply Operations on the Tennessee River and the Battle of Johnsonville, November 4-5, 1864. Wooten will talk about the importance of a supply depot in Johnsonville, Tenn. and the battle that took place there in 1864.

The program is open to the public. There are no fees, but donations are accepted to defray the cost of speakers at the Round Table.

Information: email


The General Lafayette Branch, Sons of the American Revolution, will meet at 11:30 a.m. October 8 at Hall Hogg Café, 3009 N College Avenue in Fayetteville.

Visitors are welcome.

Information: (479) 521-3194 or (479) 751-2489.

hand weavers

The Hand Knitting Guild of Northwest Arkansas will meet at 10 a.m. October 8 in the Shiloh Conference Room at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale.

Study Group Chair Marty Benson will open the year’s projects with information and examples of rug weaving techniques that can be used for floor coverings as well as other projects. Members are welcome to bring examples of such projects for viewing and participation.

The union is open to all interested in textiles. Monthly programs and some workshops are offered.


Hill Hikers

Ozark Hill Parks, affiliated with the American Volkssport Association, will host three walking tours on October 8 and 9 in Hot Springs. The hiking trails will be 5 km, 6 km and 10 km. Registration for all three hiking trails will be from 3 to 5 p.m. October 7 and 8 to 9:30 a.m. October 8 in the lobby of the Hot Springs Hotel, 305 Malvern Avenue in Hot Springs. The starting point for all three walks is in the hotel lobby. Parking is available in the hotel yard and parking garage.

There is a fee of $3 for credit and $2 for credit. Membership dues to Ozark Hill Hikers are $12 annually divided by $1 for each month remaining in the calendar year.

Information: (479) 381-9366 or email

computer club

The Bella Vista Computer Club will meet at 7 p.m. October 10 at Highland Crossings Centre, Room 1001, 1801 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista. The program will be “Q&A: Team of Experts”, an opportunity to submit computer-related questions to our team. If our jury doesn’t know the answer, someone else in the audience might. Questions will be accepted from attendees or can be sent in advance via email to

This will be a personal meeting with Zoom simulcast.

The following semesters are currently scheduled in October:

• October 18: Basic Computer Security, Part 1, with Justin Seal, 2-4 p.m.

• October 26: Create a password manager with Excel, with Pete Opland, 9-11 am

The next help clinics will be from 9 a.m. to noon on October 19 and November 5.

Information: (479) 696-8867 or

women voters

The League of Women Voters in Washington County plans to hold two forums that will secure female candidates for county judges and state legislative races. The public is invited to attend.

At 5:30 p.m. October 10, a forum will be held in the reception room of the Fayetteville Public Library. KUAF 91.3FM’s Kyle Killams will act as moderator. The Association invited the following candidates to the first forum:

Washington District Judge – Peace Justice Patrick Dickens is a Republican; Josh Moody, a Democrat.

State Senate District 31 – Lisa Parks, Democrat; and Republican Representative Clint Pinzo.

State Senate District 35 – Tyler Dess, Republican; and Doug Peterson, libertarian.

State House District 9 – DeAnna Hodges, Republic of; Diana Gonzalez Worthen Democrat. and Stephen Stilling, a libertarian.

State House District 19 – Paula Irwin, Democrat; and Stephen Unger, Republican.

At 5:30 p.m. October 19, in the Walker Community Room at the Fayetteville Public Library, Katie Teague of the Washington County Extension Circuit will straighten out. The university invited the following candidates to the second forum:

State House District 11 – Rebecca Burkes, Republic of; Ray Hernandez, Democrat.

State House District 18 – Monique Jones, Democrat; Rep. Robin Lundstrom, a Republican.

State House District 22 – Brian Hester, Republican; Representative David Whitaker, Democrat.

State House District 23 – Ryan Hanson, libertarian; and Kendra Moore, Republic.

State House District 25 – Caitlin Oxford, Democrat; Chad Poirier, Republican.

Non-opposing candidates were also invited.


Calico cut

Calico Cut-Ups Guild Bella Vista Quilts will be holding their second annual online quilt auction from 8 a.m. October 12 until 8 p.m. October 19. Guild members are bidding over 100 new quilted items for auction. Items will be available for preview before the auction starts as they are added to the site.

Calico Cut-Ups is an educational and charitable organization. The primary focus is on education, and proceeds from this auction will be used to fund the Annual Scholarship Fund, the annual Kids’ Camp, charitable donations, educational programs and monthly workshops.

Information: or email

perfect harmony

The Perfect Harmony Ladies Barbershop Choir meets from 3:30 to 5 p.m. Mondays in the Fellowship Hall of Highland Christian Church, 1500 Forest Hills Street. in Bella Vista. CDC guidelines are observed. To attend, you must have received at least the first dose of the Covid vaccination. No previous experience or experiences required to join. Women of all ages and vocal ranges are invited to try singing at the barbershop.

Information: (479) 876-7204 or

Photo The 1987 Fayetteville/Springdale Elks Lodge donated $2,000, which came from a Beacon Grant, to the Prairie Grove Backpack Program. The money helps offset the cost of running this food assistance program, which is funded entirely through donations and run by volunteers. This program provides weekend food assistance to 120 students in pre-kindergarten through 12th grades whose families face food insecurity at home. This program runs every week from September through May. Every Friday, eligible students are sent home with a 13 to 14 item bag that includes two breakfast items, two lunch items, three dinner items, six snacks, and milk or juice. All items are kid friendly so every child can prepare them themselves. Elks Lodge also helps with bagging. Pictured is Elk Marge Guist (from left); Mary Bartholomew, Backpack Program Manager at Prairie Grove; Shirley Schlegel and Jenny Stinchcomb. (photo courtesy)
Photo In memory of September 11, 2001, the 1987 Fayetteville/Springdale Elx Lodge collected more than 100 cards from third graders in Prairie Grove and about 50 Girl Scouts. It was delivered to first responders, police officers, and firefighters in Prairie Grove, Farmington and Fayetteville. The children thanked them for all they do for our communities. Pictured are firefighter Chayton Kinzler (left), firefighter Martclay Strivler, Higby, Ember, and Marmots at the fire station and firefighter Bob Osley. They are all stationed at a fire station in Fayetteville. (photo courtesy)
Photo The Eureka Springs School of Art will present an art show and sale featuring fictional pottery designed by Ash Atterberry as she completes a month-long residency as artist in residence. Atterbury is an accomplished ceramic artist from Madison, Tennessee, who was selected for an ESSA ceramics residency after applying along with a highly competitive pool of applicants from several states. Meet the artist from 3 to 6 p.m. October 9 at school. She will speak at 4:30 p.m. Information: (photo courtesy)

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