Club news: MUFON meets in Fayetteville


Parts N Patches

The Pieces N Patches Quilt Club will meet for a regular quilting day at 10 a.m. on July 18 at Grace United Methodist Church in Rogers. Fredda Odum will lead a course on the construction of a chatelaine. Members can choose to join the class or bring their own sewing project. We remind members to bring their lunch and drink.

Information: (501) 767-7704.


The Marine Corps League, Northwest Arkansas Detachment No. 854 will meet at 6:30 p.m. July 18 at the St. Mary’s Center for Nonprofits, 1200 W. Walnut St. in Rogers. All current and former members and former members of the Marine Corps and Fleet Marine Force interested in learning more about the detachment are invited to attend.



The senior Democrats of Northwest Arkansas will meet at noon on July 19 in the Ziegler Reception Room at the Fayetteville Public Library. Representative David Whitaker will be the speaker. The meeting will be hybrid. Zoom links are available.

Information: (479) 841-4420.


The Rotary Club of Fayetteville will meet at 11:45 a.m. on July 21 at Mermaids Restaurant in Fayetteville. Steve Clark will speak about the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce. Lunch is $15.

There is always the live zoom option for the meeting. Email the club for a link if interested.

Information: [email protected]


The Northwest Chapter of the Arkansas Mutual UFO Network will meet from 9:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. July 23 at the Fayetteville Drake Field Airport Conference Room. Topics will include Field Investigator Training at 9:30 a.m. Regular Section agenda will follow at 10:00 a.m.

The postponed presentation “The Long Road to Trust” will be given by Zachary Humway, a longtime Jonesboro experimenter. Other topics will include highlights from MUFON’s annual symposium, held this month in Denver, Arkansas, case reports, and ongoing disclosure.

Section meetings are open to members, guests and anyone with a genuine interest in the UFO phenomenon.

Information: (479)422-9586.

hill hikers

The Ozark Hill Hikers, affiliated with the American Volkssport Association, invite all interested walkers to join them for a walk on July 27th. Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Casey’s Convenience Store at 100 SE J St. in Bentonville. There is a $3 fee for credit and $2 for non-credit. The walk will begin and end at Park Springs Park, a city park in Bentonville, where participants will choose a 5K or 10K walk.

Membership dues for Ozark Hill Hikers are $12 per year, pro-rated $1 for each month remaining in the calendar year.

Information: email [email protected] or (479) 381-9366.

Radio Club

The Bella Vista Radio Club is sponsoring an amateur radio license class the weekend of August 20-21. The Sunday class will end with the license exam. The course is free, but there is a $15 fee to take the exam. The course will be held at the Northwest Arkansas Law Enforcement Training Academy, 3424 S. Downum Road in Springdale.

The class instructor will be John Nordlund AD5FU. Nordlund has delivered these courses for many years and has taught over 1,000 candidates in preparation for the technician license exam, with a pass rate of 96%.

Information: [email protected], or email [email protected]

writers colony

The Dairy Hollow Writers’ Colony has introduced its new Executive Director, Tara Cloud Clark. Outgoing CEO Michelle Hannon is retiring at the end of July after three years in the role.

WCDH Board Chair Allyn Lord said: “The Writers’ Colony Board knew it would be difficult to find an Executive Director to replace Michelle Hannon when she informed us of her upcoming No one has affected The Colony more positively than Michelle However, in hiring Tara Cloud Clark, we salute her dedication, raw enthusiasm and knowledge of The Colony, ensuring that we have the right person. We will greatly miss Michelle’s expertise and efficiency, but we look forward to Tara’s leadership.”

WCDH will present a virtual workshop, “Writing to Heal Historic Trauma”, led by WCDH alumnus Dr. Adrienne Danyelle Oliver. This multi-genre generative workshop is for writers of color to write about family or societal stories that disrupt family and personal peace. The class will take place from 4:00 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. on August 7. The cost is $35 and all attendee proceeds can sign up to receive email prompts for $10, which also benefits the scholarship fund. We encourage writers to purchase a seat for another writer of color to attend. Simply select the gift registration option on the registration page.



Altrusa International of Bentonville/Bella Vista invites you to share your time and talents in a fun and friendly atmosphere. Altrusa members will welcome you, make sure you are included in club responsibilities and decisions, make sure everyone is clear about what the club is doing, and provide enough flexibility so you can give your time in a way that works for you. Altrusa members are always looking for partners to help them improve their communities. Meetings are held the first and third Tuesdays of the month.

Information: (979) 244-6554 or [email protected]

Dr. Morriss Henry was recently honored by the Fayetteville Lions Club as a “Life Member” of the International Association of Lions Clubs, in recognition of his 60 years of outstanding service to the club, his community and the state. from Arkansas. In addition to being an eye surgeon, Henry founded the Henry Eye Clinic in Fayetteville and also holds a law degree, having previously served in the Arkansas State Legislature and Senate. Pictured is Dr Morriss Henry and his wife, Ann Henry, (great) son, Mark Henry and guest Cori Teople. (Courtesy photograph)
Photo At a recent meeting at Mermaids, the Fayetteville Lions Club presented awards to the following Lions: (left to right) Milton Jones, Edwin Dalstrom Award; Rick McKinney, Silver Cane Award; Mary Tomlinson, Edwin Dalstrom Award; Dr. Morriss Henry, Life Membership Award; Ruth Cohoon, Silver Cane Award; and Rick Bailey, Lion of the Year. Not pictured, Andrew Aldridge, Melvin Jones Award. (Courtesy picture)

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