Hikers meet at Fort Smith



The Marine Corps League, Northwest Arkansas Detachment No. 854 will meet at 6:30 p.m. June 20 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.

Information: nwamarines.com.


Northwest Arkansas senior Democrats will meet at noon June 21 in the Fayetteville Public Library’s Walker Community Hall. The scheduled speaker is Kelly Krout, Democratic candidate for Lieutenant Governor. The meeting will be hybrid with a Zoom link available.

Information: (479) 841-4420.


The Ozark Hill Hikers, affiliated with the American Volkssport Association, invite all interested walkers to join them for a June 22 walk in Fort Smith. Registration is from 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at the Wyndham Fort Smith at 700 Rogers Avenue. There is a $3 charge for credit and $2 for non-credit. The Wyndham Fort Smith will be the starting point where participants will choose a 5 km or 10 km 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 call (479) 381-9366.


The Northwest Chapter of the Arkansas Mutual UFO Network will meet from 9:30 a.m. to noon on June 25 in the airport conference room at Fayetteville Drake Field.

Topics will include field investigator training and regular section agenda with Arkansas case reports and current disclosure topics. A presentation, “The Long Road To Trust”, will be given by Zachary Humway, a longtime experimenter from Jonesboro.

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

Information: (479) 422-9586.

Civil war

The Bella Vista Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. on July 7 at the Bella Vista Historical Museum. The program will be presented by William de Marigny Hyland and will cover the life and experiences of his ancestor, Bernard de Marigny, in New Orleans and Louisiana during his lifetime (1785-1863).

De Marigny was a prominent person, both politically and economically, in the history of the development of New Orleans and Louisiana. Its life began with the Louisiana Territory (which included Arkansas) as a Spanish possession. It would witness the creation of the United States, the Louisiana Purchase, Louisiana’s statehood, the War of 1812 and Civil War battles of New Orleans, the succession of Louisiana and the creation of the Confederacy. He played a key role in developing New Orleans into the economic powerhouse it would be at the outbreak of the Civil War in 1861.

The meeting is free and open to the public. Donations are accepted to help with speaker expenses.

Information: (812) 899-2049 or email [email protected]

computer club

The Bella Vista Computer Club meets at 7:00 p.m. on the second Monday of each month in room 1001 on the lower level of the Highlands Crossing Center, 1801 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista.

June classes include:

Wednesday, June 22 — 4-6 p.m.: Computer Security for Everyday People, Part 1 (Justin Sell)

Saturday, June 25 — 9-11 a.m.: Basic use of Microsoft Word (Joel Ewing)

New members and visitors are welcome at general meetings. Annual BVCC membership is $25 for the first member of a household and $10 for each additional member of the household.

Information: BVComputerClub.org.

honor guard

The Bella Vista Honor Guard is looking for volunteers due to increased requests for special event appearances.

The honor guard renders military honors at a funeral held in northwest Arkansas. Sending a veteran demonstrates a nation’s gratitude for the veteran’s bravery and service. Local funeral directors may be called upon to initiate a request for military funeral honors for a deceased veteran. Proof of military service will be required in the form of a DD-214 or Statement of Service.

Additional volunteers mean the honor guard will be able to honor more requests.

Information: vetwallofhonor.org.

Kevin Attleson won the People’s Choice Award for his wildlife piece in the round at the Artistry in Wood Show hosted by the Bella Vista Woodcarvers Club June 10-11 at the Bella Vista Assembly of God Church Auditorium. The club meets at 1 p.m. every Thursday at Riordan Hall. Information: bellavistawoodcarvers.org. (The Weekly View/Bennett Horne)
Photo Don Smith won Best Show and Officers Choice for his sculpture of an owl on a branch at the Artistry in Wood show hosted by the Bella Vista Woodcarvers Club June 10-11 at the Auditorium of the Bella Vista Assembly of God Church. The club meets at 1 p.m. every Thursday at Riordan Hall. Information: bellavistawoodcarvers.org. (The Weekly View/Bennett Horne)

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