Butterfield LIFE Jan + Feb 2016

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Sue and Lyle Gohn

Out & About:

Board Member Q&A:

UA News:

Getting to Know Bill Waite

Mamma Mia! at Walton Arts Center

Welcoming a New Chancellor

Opera Fayetteville PRESENTS

The Picture of Dorian Gray Two performances ONLY! January 14th and 16th • 7:30 pm Stella Boyle Smith Concert Hall • University of Arkansas Lowell Liebermann’s The Picture of Dorian Gray is based on the Oscar Wilde philosophical novel, first published in 1890. This English opera will be conducted by Fayetteville’s own Robert Mueller and directed by Stephanie Havey. Mueller is conductor of the U of A Orchestra, Director of Music at Good Shepherd Lutheran Church, and a prize-winning composer. Join us for a Special Night with Butterfield Trail Village residents – January 14. BTV Bus leaves at 6:45 pm!

Get your tickets online at www.operafayetteville.org for $18 or $25 at the door. 2 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


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From the President/CEO I hope each one of you had a very Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year.

Quintin Trammell President & CEO MARKETING Melinda Silva Director of Marketing Dana Davis Dave Marks Sales Counselor Move-In Coordinator PROGRAMS Riki Stamps Director of Programs & Events Michael Burks Asst. Director of Programs & Events RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION 2016 Council Members Carl Koffler, President Larry Hanley, Vice President Jerol Garrison, Secretary Larry Masters, Immediate Past President Michelle Utterson, Ron Hanson, Carolyn Park, Ruth Ann Rodwen, Carol Sonnenberg, Genie Donovan, Mort Gitelman BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Bruce Johanson, Vice President Steve Sisco, Treasurer Howard Higgins, Secretary Jim Webster, Sara Koenig, Jacquelyn Brandli Lewis Epley, Bettie Lu Lancaster Theresa Ewing, Bill Shackelford, Bill Waite Steve Gunderson, Legal Counsel Kyle Jenner, Board Emeritus

The holidays are always an exciting time of year, and just like the holidays, the New Year will bring some exciting changes to Butterfield Trail Village. We anticipate a number of facility projects during 2016, and these changes will help us continue to provide the best services to you, our residents. Change also allows us to attract new residents to keep Butterfield Trail Village active and vibrant long into the future. The New Year is a perfect opportunity to revitalize and focus on personal health and wellbeing. In this issue of Butterfield LIFE, nutrition expert Dr. Helen McElree shares how dietary decisions can improve your health. We’ll also acquaint you with the University of Arkansas’ new chancellor, and share some of the New Year’s resolutions that Village staff and residents are making for 2016. The winter months are a great time to reflect as we realize how lucky we are to have a place as wonderful as Butterfield Trail Village to live and work. Being here is a true blessing and I hope you take advantage of all it has to offer. Take this opportunity to reconnect with old friends, enjoy a hot cup of coffee or hot chocolate, and indulge in the pages of a good book. Even as long as the cold winter might seem, the sun’s rays will soon start to warm the earth and the magic of spring will begin to bloom. Happy New Year to each of you! Quintin Trammell President & CEO

Opened in 1986, Butterfield Trail Village is a locally governed 501(c)(3) non-profit retirement community. As Northwest Arkansas’ only comprehensive LifeCare Retirement Community, BTV offers active older adults worry-free living that is secure, independent and fulfilling – and the freedom to enjoy plentiful activities both inside and outside the Village.

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Contents 6 Profile Sue & Lyle Gohn: Teachers at Heart 9 New Year’s Resolutions Staff and Residents Set Goals for 2016 10 Village Newcomer Getting to Know Libby Dutton 10 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors 11 Living Spaces The Home of Sue & Lyle Gohn


12 Buckner Honored for Military Service 12 Veterans Celebration Snapshots 14 Snapshots 16 UA News UA Welcomes New Chancellor 17 Truman Yancey Memorial 18 Library News 18 Featured Village Events 19 BTV Welcomes Guest Lecturers 19 NWA Valentines Day Events 20 Helen McElree Talks Nutrition


21 Out & About Mamma Mia! at Walton Arts Center 21 Arts & Entertainment Select Community Event Listings 22 Foundation News 23 Meet Your Village Board Getting to Know Bill Waite




Photos by Beth Hall

“To be a piano teacher means so much to me. My life has been enriched in so many ways. I felt like I became a different person when I was teaching piano. Every student mattered to me, and I felt it was so important to personally connect with each student.” – Sue Gohn 6 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

Sue and Lyle Gohn: Teachers at Heart BTV Couple Have Opened Minds and Touched Lives Students at the International Piano Academy in Freiburg, Germany, rigorously train with heavy schedules of master classes, concerts and recitals. After an immersion in worldclass piano pedagogy, the accomplished musicians are poised for careers as concert pianists and ready to perform on world stages, if they so choose. When Fayetteville resident Sue Gohn was invited not once — but twice — to take master classes at the academy by executive director and famed concert pianist Jura Margulis, she had no such aspirations. A classically trained pianist and longtime piano teacher, Sue wasn’t the typical pupil at the legendary academy – and that was purely by design.


“My time at Freiberg was incredible,” Sue said. “I was playing in front of Jura Margulis and his parents in a school that was built four hundred years ago. But I was there as a non-traditional student – not to go on with a concert pianist career. Foremost, I am a piano teacher. My passion is oneon-one with students. So the more I could learn at Freiberg, the more I could bring home and pass along to my students.”

Her mother strongly encouraged instilled the arts in Sue and all her siblings, and Sue chose piano. She took lessons at Lindsborg’s Bethany College, where music has long played a central role. “Like at some colleges, where everyone plays sports – everyone studied music at Bethany,” Sue explains. “If you didn’t have an instrument in that environment, you were the odd kid out.”

Sue and her husband, Lyle, who live at Butterfield, have both touched countless students’ lives over the course of their respective careers. Sue taught piano in public schools, in university and community college settings, and privately for a total of 50 years. Lyle spent 40 years as a college student affairs officer and professor, the last 25 at the University of Arkansas where he served as vice chancellor for Student Services and an associate professor of higher education. Back in 1965, Lyle and Sue were both starting out when they met on the campus of Wichita State University. Lyle was early in his career in higher-ed administration after earning a Ph.D. from Purdue University.

Sue began teaching piano while still in high school herself and went on to teach in two Kansas public school systems from the elementary through highschool levels. She taught briefly in a university setting, for five years at Northwest Arkansas Community College in Bentonville, and to students privately, including some with physical and mental disabilities. “To be a piano teacher means so much to me,” Sue said. “My life has been enriched in so many ways. I felt like I became a different person when I was teaching piano. Every student mattered to me, and I felt it was so important to personally connect with each student.”

Sue Fitzpatrick was earning her Master of Music degree in Piano Performance at WSU and interviewing for an assistantship at Grace Wilkie Hall on campus.

Lyle grew up in a farming family 700 miles away in Rochester, Indiana. As an undergrad at Purdue University, he had a degree in Agribusiness Management and was following in his family’s footsteps when a college administrator made an impression and turned him in a different direction.

“I was in the final stages of the process, and they said I’d need to talk to Dr. Gohn first,” Sue remembered with a chuckle. “Well, he missed two of our Saturday appointments, but showed up for the third one. I expected an older, gray-haired man, after all he was the associate dean of students! Instead, I met a handsome young man, with sparking blue eyes, and a great smile.”

“At Purdue, I was also involved in student government,” Lyle said. “I saw the work the student affairs dean was doing on campus and thought maybe this is my niche. After I returned home from a Farm Youth Exchange trip to Denmark, I switched my major and never really looked back.”

About six months later they were engaged. They married in June 1969. A TEACHER IS A GIFT Sue Gohn has been a pianist nearly all her life, beginning very young. The small Kansas town she grew up in, Lindsborg, has both a strong Swedish influence and strong ties to music.

For Lyle, who went on to earn his master’s and Ph.D. in Counseling with an emphasis in Higher Education, teaching came in tandem with his work in student services. At Wichita State, he rose to the position of dean of students before becoming chief student affairs officer and a professor at Montana State University.




In 1982, Lyle took the vice chancellor’s position at the University of Arkansas. He, Sue and their children — daughter, Erika, and son, Shad — moved to Fayetteville. During his 25 years at U of A, Lyle was beloved by students and faculty alike. His many successes included being named “Outstanding Dean in Student Affairs” by the National Association of Student Personnel Administrators in 1998, and publishing a book, Understanding College Student Subpopulations: A Guide for Student Affairs Populations in 2006.

“Sue and I have both had very fortunate careers, but hers has been less known,” Lyle said. “But if you know Sue, you know she’s a gifted teacher and pianist, a wonderful mother and wife, and a tireless volunteer.” Since the Gohns moved to Butterfield Trail Village in the summer of 2013, they’ve made more time for the things they love. Lyle loves the outdoors and is an avid runner. He enjoys grabbing a canoe and heading to the Buffalo River with son, Shad, when he visits from Georgetown, where he works in government. Lyle and Sue look both look forward to visits from daughter Erika, who is the director of a group of oncology clinics in Atlanta, her husband Charlie and their kids Calvin, 15, and Stuart, 13.

Lyle took a unique approach publishing his book – one that engaged the student body who admired him so. He asked current and former students help co-author chapters of the book. “I’m very proud of these former students,” Lyle said. “With a couple exceptions, none of them had ever published before. So this was a great reward for not only me – but for them.”

Lyle ran the Chile Pepper cross-country race in 2015

ALWAYS TIME FOR OTHERS Over the years, Sue volunteered in a variety of settings, serving as president of the Butterfield Elementary School PTA, and on the Fayetteville School Board for nearly a decade, serving as vice president for part of the time. She directed a children’s choir, accompanied band students for competitions and voice majors at John Brown University, and was music director at First United Presbyterian in Fayetteville, where she and Lyle are members. As Lyle puts it, Sue is the quintessential volunteer and one who is modest and doesn’t take enough credit.



At Butterfield, the nearby trails are perfect for Lyle, who has now run the Boston Marathon twice since he turned 70. Sue likes the BTV Wellness Center because of the heated pool and Tai Chi classes.

Aside from the many activities and amenities they’re enjoying, at the top of the Gohns’ list is the care and support they received at the Village when Sue had surgery. “I took physical therapy at the BTV Health Care Center, and I cannot say enough about the dedicated professionals there,” Sue said. “They are wonderful people who are highly skilled and experienced, and they did not hesitate to go the extra mile.” “I can truly say they cared about me as a person,” she added. “And you know what the best part was?” Lyle said. “Because we were at Butterfield, I was right here. Close by, where I needed to be.”

New Year’s 2016 Resolutions We asked Butterfield residents and staff what they resolve to do in 2016...

“To better improve BTV for the benefit of the residents and employees.”

“To hopefully find a new house to have more room and land for my family.”

Quintin Trammell President/CEO

Shawn Keller Director of Dining Services

“I hope for a wonderful 2016 gardening season!”

“To meet and get to know the new residents.”

Carl Koffler Resident

Laura Holt Resident

“To help everyone reach their resolutions!” Jennifer Neill Director of Fitness and Wellness

“To take more time for myself.” Tricia Parette Financial Analyst

“To walk more per the doctor’s order.” Char Olsen Resident

“Encourage others to ditch negativity and find their ‘happy.’”

“Spend more time volunteering with children.” Nancy Garner Resident

Riki Stamps Director of Programs and Events



Village Newcomer Q+A

Getting to Know Libby Dutton

Anniversaries January Anniversaries John & Audrey Desusterman


Bill & Carol Brunner


Thermon & Karen Crocker


February Anniversaries Dan Griffin & Fran Pearson


Lewis & Donna Epley


When did you move to Butterfield? October 25, 2015.

New Neighbors

Where are you from? I am originally from North Carolina. I lived in many different places and states but right before moving to Northwest Arkansas, my husband and I lived in Memphis. My husband worked for the University of Arkansas; that is what brought us to the area. What did you do before your retirement? I worked at the Springdale Post Office. I started at the bottom and worked my way up to being a window teller. Do you have children/grandchildren? I have one son Mark whose wife is Kim. They have three children, Lauren, James and Mitchell. Lauren and her husband Spencer have two children, my great-grandchildren, Parker and Libby. Why did you choose Butterfield? I had heard about it since living here in Northwest Arkansas. But I chose it as it is very close to my son (four minutes to be exact!), and to downsize from living in my house. 10 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Recent Village Move-Ins Rosa Lee Layne Beverly George Jim & Sherry Young

Living Spaces

The Gohn Home: Fabulous and Spacious with Natural Light Galore! Stepping into Sue and Lyle Gohn’s Village home is like walking into a bright, airy vacation home. This 1,800-square-foot stunner has three bedrooms, two baths, dining and breakfast rooms, a patio with lovely views, and plenty of bells and whistles. The modern kitchen features tile stonework, pewter accents, and cabinetry with glass-front doors. The master bath is complete with a his-and-her vanity and a French tub. A skylight at the front of the home diffuses natural light, accentuating eye-catching details while exuding a polished look throughout.

Living Room

— Photos by Beth Hall

Master Bath Kitchen

Dining Room

Master Bedroom Patio

Piano Room




Buckner Honored for Military Combat Service Butterfield Trail Village resident Jim Buckner was honored in Washington D.C. and in Northwest Arkansas for his bravery, service and sacrifice on a Vietnam battlefield nearly 50 years ago. The former U.S. Army lieutenant colonel received the much-deserved recognition in November 2015 as part of Veterans Day appreciation. Buckner is a member of the Military Order of the Purple Heart — an organization of U.S. armed forces veterans who received the Purple Heart medal after being wounded in combat. On March 13, 1967, Buckner was a captain and company commander of Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Calvary Regiment, 1st Calvary Division, serving in the Bong Son area of Vietnam. During a morning combat mission, a sniper shot him in the right temple. The bullet entered next to his eye and exited the back of his head, miraculously without damaging his brain. A fellow soldier, 1st Sgt. John Therrien, then a specialist and Buckner’s radio telephone operator, performed triage on Buckner’s wound and summoned a medevac, saving his life. Buckner was flown out of the combat zone to safety and was

treated for his wound before returning to the field less than twelve hours later. Buckner retired from the military in 1982. In November, at the request of U.S. Senator John Boozman and retired Lt. Col. Steve Gray, an American flag was flown over the nation’s capitol in Washington, D.C. just prior to Veteran’s Day in honor of Buckner. Buckner was also honored on Nov. 12 at the Butterfield Trail Village’s annual Veterans Dinner and Patriotic Recognition program. Members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars (VFW) Post 3031 in Rogers presented him with a flag as part of the ceremony.

BTV Veterans Day Celebration



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2015 Employee “Years of Service” Awards

Patricia Poertner

Alison Probasco

Pam McKeever

Judy Robertson at the Fall Carnival

More Costume Fun 14 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

Mary Lou Miller and a Costumed Friend

Games for Everyone!


Dave Marks

Geri Bender at the Carnival

Christmas Party Dancing

Pete Schaller and Margie Churchill

June Colwell and Jack Hunt

Earl and Phyllis Eddins

Nelda Farthing and Beverly George

Beth Vaughan-Wrobel and Kenneth Steele

Lorene and Jack Lejeune

Joan Havens and Noland Williams

Dancers Take the Floor BUTTERFIELD LIFE


UA News

University of Arkansas Welcomes New Chancellor Joseph Steinmetz is UA’s Sixth Chancellor The University of Arkansas at Fayetteville’s new chancellor, Joseph E. Steinmetz, began his new role on Jan. 1. Steinmetz, formerly of Ohio State University, is the sixth chancellor of the university’s flagship campus. The Board of Trustees of the UA System voted unanimously to accept the recommendation of Steinmetz by system President Donald R. Bobbitt. “When you conduct a search of this scale, the hope is that you’re able to identify a very high-caliber individual that is not only well qualified, but the right fit at the right time for your flagship campus,” Bobbitt said. “With the help and input of the faculty, staff, students, search committee and search firm, I feel we exceeded that expectation and I’m honored to bring Dr. Steinmetz from an institution as respected and renowned as Ohio State to the UA System. He is certainly the right chancellor at the right time to continue UA’s progress into the future.” Steinmetz visited campus last fall, meeting with students, faculty and staff before sharing his vision for the future and answering questions in a public forum attended by more than 450 people. “I am looking forward to joining the University of Arkansas community as chancellor,” Steinmetz said. “I thoroughly enjoyed meeting with faculty, students and staff when on campus and felt a deep sense of excitement about the future of the institution from everyone I met there. It is a special place. I thank President Bobbitt and the Board of Trustees for this wonderful opportunity.”

Steinmetz served as executive vice president and provost at Ohio State University since 2013. He came to Ohio State in 2009 when he was appointed vice provost for arts and sciences and the first executive dean of the College of Arts and Sciences. With his leadership, the former five independent colleges of arts and sciences were unified into the largest arts and sciences college in the country. Prior to Ohio State, Steinmetz was dean of the College of Liberal Arts and Sciences at the University of Kansas and was also a university distinguished professor. He served for 19 years at Indiana University, where he was executive associate dean for the College of Arts and Sciences and chair of the Department of Psychology. At Indiana he was also a distinguished professor of psychological and brain sciences. Throughout his career and administrative leadership, Steinmetz has been committed to strengthening interdisciplinary research and collaborations across departments and colleges. He earned his bachelor’s and master’s degrees at Central Michigan University and his doctorate at Ohio University.



In Memoriam: Truman E. Yancey Jan. 7, 1927 – Dec. 3, 2015 Butterfield Trail Village is saddened by the loss of Truman Yancey – one of its principle founders, a dedicated supporter, advocate and longtime friend.

and has seen the Village grow from the beginning.”

Truman, 88, was an original member of the BTV Board of Directors and helped found the Butterfield Trail Village Foundation. A retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, Truman was also an esteemed attorney who ran a busy law practice in Fayetteville for many years. Back in 1978, Truman and a group of visionaries began exploring the feasibility of developing a retirement community that would cater to the needs of senior adults living in Northwest Arkansas. He and his wife, Sylvia, typed the articles of incorporation in 1981 to formally establish Butterfield Trail Village.

“Truman poured his heart and soul into developing and giving away hundreds of thousands of dollars to benefit the residents of this great village,” Jones said. “He will be greatly missed, and it is with great respect and condolences that we wish to extend our deepest sympathy to Sylvia and the family.”

Truman served on the BTV Board of Directors until the 1990’s, and continued serving the Village by helping form the Foundation. In 2006, Truman and Sylvia joined the Village as residents.

Truman was from the southeastern Arkansas town of Humphrey. He had a law degree was the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville and also served in the Army for 23 years, receiving the Legion of Merit award.

“It has been my pleasure to know Truman since I began working with the BTV Board,” Board and Foundation President Mike Jones said. “Truman was truly a very fine gentleman. He was one of those who originally helped in the establishment of the Village

In addition to his work at BTV, Truman was a member of Central United Methodist Church, the Lions Club, the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce, the Washington County Bar Association and the Washington County Election Commission. BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Library News

Visit the BTV Library: No Due Date, No Stress! Begin the 2016 right with a visit to the Butterfield Trail Village Library where you’ll find books that are entertaining, informative and uplifting lining the friendly shelves. Checking out books at the BTV library is free, and there’s no stress because there is no due date. Just sign your name and enjoy! Some of the new titles on the fiction shelf are: The Japanese Lover by Isabel Allende is the story of Alma Belasco, a young Jewish girl who emigrates from Poland to San Francisco to escape the beginning of World War II. Alma meets and falls in love with Ishimei Fukudo, a Japanese boy whose family is sent to an internment camp following the Japanese attack on Pearl Harbor. Seventy years later the couple are reunited with the help of Alma’s grandson and a social worker in a nursing home. Rogue Lawyer by John Grisham introduces us to a less than typical lawyer who has no firm, no partner, no associates. He defends clients no other lawyers would go near because he believes everyone is entitled to a fair trial even if he has to cheat to provide one. His only assistant is his driver who is his bodyguard, law clerk and confidant. Grisham fans will find this novel a change from the usual Grisham plot. Other fiction titles are The Grownup by Gillian Flynn; The Woman Who Walked in Sunshine by Alexander McCall-Smith; The Murder House by James Patterson; A Spool of Blue Thread by Anne Tyler; Wild Ran the Rivers by James D. Crownover, who lives in Northwest Arkansas. The First Boys of Spring: A Film by Larry Foley Jan. 14 | 7:15pm Featured Please join Larry Foley, UA Events journalism professor, for an official film screening of his long-awaited documentary about the history of spring baseball in Hot Springs, Ark. In 1886, the Chicago White Stockings were the first to trek south to Hot Springs to practice for the season ahead. This southern resort town, known for its thermal baths, was “wide open” in those days, frequented by famous and infamous characters. And so came the greatest of the great to play ball, including Babe Ruth, Rogers Hornsby, Cy Young and others. At a time when baseball was segregated, legends of the Negro 18 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


On the nonfiction shelf you will find: Waiting on God: Strength for Today and Hope for Tomorrow by Dr. Charles F. Stanley draws on personal experiences and biblical principles to offer you guidance as you deal with the uncertainties you face in your spiritual journey. This book will be found on the new bookshelves until it finds its permanent home in the comprehensive religion section of the library. My Southern Journey: True Stories From the Heart of the South by Rick Bragg are poignant and funny essays, some previously published, but some new to this book. This Pulitzer Prize winner pictures the variety of cultures from the Carolinas to New Orleans describing homes, food, football and people in language you will cherish. In Deep South: Four Seasons on Back Roads author Paul Theroux visits small, rural communities and talks to mayors, preachers, working poor and farming families and sees the South as full of life — as well as loss. Other nonfiction titles are The Wright Brothers by David McCullough; Coping with Low Vision by Marshall E. Flax; The Patient Will See You Now by Eric Topol; The Meat Racket by former Northwest Arkansas resident Christopher Leonard; This Old Man by Roger Angell; and Ardennes: 1944 by Antony Beevor.

Leagues like Satchel Page and Josh Gibson also came, staying in different hotels, but working just as hard to get ready for their seasons. Village Tours Winter Getaway to Las Vegas! Jan. 31 | Departure 11:30am Shake the winter blues in fabulous Las Vegas! Spend four days and four nights at a resort and casino on the famous strip, conveniently located near the monorail. Experience the aquatic stage masterpiece “O” by Cirque du Soleil, an evening light tour, gondola rides, a visit to historic Fremont Street, dining at the best restaurants and, of course, plenty of casino fun! Reservations are limited to 16 guests. Visit butterfieldtrailvillage.org for detailed pricing information.


UA Political Science Professor Janine Parry to Speak at Village Talk Part of BTV’s New Lecture Series Dr. Janine Parry, political science professor at the University of Arkansas, will speak at Butterfield on Thursday, Feb. 11, at 7 p.m. Parry is the longtime director of the Diane D. Blair Center’s Arkansas Poll since its inception in 1999.

Parry is the author of two books and numerous articles and chapters. Her analysis has been sought by NPR, CNN, The New York Times, the Wall Street Journal, the Washington Post and more. Parry’s presentation is part of BTV’s new Ethics and Moral Dilemma Series.

She will present “Equality for Whom, When and Why: Women and Men and American Constitutional Law.” Her recent research examines the effect of endorsements on ballot measure voting and the role of women in contemporary Southern politics.

Valentines Day Fun in NWA Whether you’re celebrating that special someone, your love for the symphony or a love of fine chocolate, make this Valentine’s Day one to remember at one or more of these festive events. SoNA Presents Valentines Pops: The American Songbook The Symphony of Northwest Arkansas invites you to experience a romantic night of spectacular music on Feb. 6 at Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville. SoNA’s annual Valentines Pops performance features America’s beloved popular musical output from the first half of the last century with a generous helping of songs about love. Joining SoNA on stage is jazz vocalist Genine LaTrice Perez. To purchase tickets visit sonamusic.org or call (479) 443-5600. Le Chocolate Feast Attention chocolate lovers: this one‘s for you! Celebrate Valentine’s Day on Jan. 30 and come to the Northwest Arkansas Mall to taste chocolate themed treats from various restaurants and catering businesses. All proceeds go to the Pink Divas – an organization that provides support for breast cancer patients, survivors and their families. Visit lechocolatefeast.org for more.

Chocolate Lovers’ Festival Embrace your sweet tooth at the Eureka Springs Chocolate Lovers’ Festival on Feb. 13. Cakes, cookies, ice cream, dipping fountains, beverages and more can be found at this tasty event. From organic and well-known brand names to select boutique labels, vendors will showcase their products while offering gourmet and homemade take-home samples. The festival supports multiple non-profit organizations. Visit eurekachocfest.org for more.




Start the New Year Off Right with Healthy Living By Dr. Helen McElree, Health and Nutrition Expert for Butterfield Trail Village Few people want to live forever, but most people would like to live a long, healthy and happy life. Sociological and psychological studies have found that in order to achieve this goal a person must adopt a lifestyle that nourishes physical health, mental health and spiritual health. Fortunately, Butterfield Trail Village is a life care community that is fully aware of these three factors, which are necessary for good health, and provides programs and amenities, which are designed to support and enhance them. The BTV program for physical health is referred to as the Fitness and Wellness Program and is coordinated by an extremely dedicated and talented wellness coach, Director Jennifer Neill. My contribution to this program is a Seminar in Nutrition, which is offered once a month and open to all residents. Nutrition was, for many years, a part of Home Economics education that focused on food preparation and menu planning. More recently, the science of nutrition has undergone a paradigm shift. It has exploded into a complex and extremely important area of basic science, which is opening up new understandings of how specific nutrients and diet composition influence health and disease. For example, studies in nutritional epigenetics have found that some vitamins and micronutrients effect the expression of cellular genes by turning them on or off. Other nutritional research has revealed that food containing chemical contaminants or additives can cause cancer. Although there is still no cure for Alzheimer’s,

the so-called Mind Diet has been found to reduce the risk of developing this disease by a factor of about 50 percent. Specified diet regimens are proven effective defenses against hypertension, cardiovascular disease, stroke and type two diabetes. Certain spices found in most kitchens are reported to be as effective for treating pain and some chronic diseases as over the counter medications but without the side effects. Scientific investigations indicate that food can even ameliorate depression and reduce levels of stress. These facts are just a few examples of exciting news about nutrition that is well worth knowing. BTV nutritional seminars cover a wide range of topics, which include in-depth information relative to micronutrients such as vitamins and minerals as well as macronutrients consisting of proteins, fats and carbohydrates. In addition, diseases which are particularly effected by diet, either as a cause or prevention, are discussed based on the most relevant and recent scientific findings. Some seminar time is always reserved for questions and comments. Residents participating in these seminars develop an appreciation of the miraculous workings of their bodies, become more knowledgeable of how dietary choices can influences health and longevity and become aware of the important fact that it is never too late to improve health and quality of life.

Broadway Musical Mamma Mia! Coming to Northwest Arkansas Live at Walton Arts Center

Out & About Arts & Entertainment Highlighted Happenings in NWA

The story is of Donna, an independent, single mother who owns a small hotel on an idyllic Greek island and is about to let go of Sophie, the spirited daughter she’s raised alone. For Sophie’s wedding, Donna has invited her two lifelong best girlfriends – practical and nononsense Rosie and wealthy, multi-divorcee Tanya – from her one-time backing band, Donna and the Dynamos.

Walton Arts Center: > Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass January 16 > Kinky Boots January 19-24 > L.A Theatre Works: Bram Stoker’s Dracula January 28 > Classic Albums Live Presents The Beatles’ Abbey Road January 30 > BalletBoyz February 4 > Paula Poundstone February 5 > Symphony of Northwest Presents Valentines Pops: American Songbook February 6 > Mamma Mia! February 9-14 > Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn February 19 > Eldar Trio February 20 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org for more info.

But Sophie has secretly invited three guests of her own. On a quest to find the identity of her father to walk her down the aisle, she brings back three men from Donna’s past to the Mediterranean paradise they visited 20 years earlier. Over 24 chaotic and magical hours, new love will bloom and old romances will be rekindled on this lush island full of possibilities.

TheatreSquared > Fault February 4-7, 10-14, 17-21, 24-28 For more info, visit theatre2.org

Don’t miss an opportunity to have a night out or celebrate Valentine’s Day with your special someone! There are eight performances of Mamma Mia! from Tuesday, Feb. 9 to Sunday, Feb. 14. Ticket prices range from $36-78 plus applicable fees and can be purchased by calling Walton Arts Center’s box office at (479) 443-5600 or by visiting waltonartscenter.org.

Arkansas Public Theatre > Monty Python’s Spamalot February 5-7, 11-14, 18-21 For more info, visit arkansaspublictheatre.org

Walton Arts Center is pleased to welcome back the smash hit musical Mamma Mia! for multiple showings in February. Inspired by the storytelling magic of supergroup ABBA with songs like “Dancing Queen,” “S.O.S.,” “Money, Money, Money” and “Take a Chance on Me,” Mamma Mia! is a celebration of mothers and daughters, old friends and new family found. With 5,000 Broadway performances, it is one of most successful musicals of all time and the ninth longest running show in Broadway history. The blockbuster feature film adaptation is the most successful movie musical of all time – grossing $600 million worldwide.

Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art > Picturing the Americas: Landscape Painting from Tierra del Fuego to the Artic Through January 18 > Samuel F. B. Morse’s Gallery of the Louvre and the Art of Invention January 23 Through February For more info, visit crystalbridges.org NOTE: This listing is for informational purposes only; Please refer to the monthly calendar or the Village bulletin board for confirmed transport-provided event listings.



Foundation News

The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between Oct. 27, 2015 and Dec. 16, 2015 from the following donors. BEAUTIFICATION FUND • Tim & Judy Schatzman in memory of Truman Yancey • Beth Vaughan-Wrobel for the South Courtyard CHAPEL FUND • J.L. & Polly Lancaster

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GENERAL FUND • Ardith Wharry HEALTHCARE FUND • Ruth Sherman Forsythe • Char Olsen in memory of Truman Yancey and Gordon Martz LIBRARY FUND • Carl & Aletha Johnson in memory of David Randle MEMORIALS • Hugh & Martha Brewer in memory of David Randle • Elsie Sexton in memory of David Randle • Lisa & Howard Higgins in memory of David Randle • Mary Carolyn Pendleton in memory of Dorothy Covington, Harold Olsen, Ann McKnight, • Gordon Martz and Truman Yancey • Judy Carey in memory of Ted Moore • Wade Burnside in memory of Truman Yancey • Quintin Trammell in memory of Truman Yancey • Pat Howey in memory of Gordon Martz • Marie Breuer in memory of Truman Yancey • Mitsy Kellam in memory of Margie Young and Truman Yancey • Nell Lance in memory of Margie Young and Truman Yancey • Dr. & Mrs. Jim Hunt in memory of Truman Yancey


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Patricia Poertner in memory of Truman Yancey Chris Hale in memory of Truman Yancey Pat Parker in memory of Truman Yancey Dorothy Young in memory of Truman Yancey Jim & Diane Modisette in memory of Truman Yancey J.L. & Polly Lancaster in memory of Truman Yancey, Mary Carey, Gordon Martz, Margie Young, Luther Freeman, Bethel Cunningham, David Randle and Ted Moore Virginia Burdick in memory of Gordon Martz, Margie Young and Truman Yancey Sylvia Yancey in memory of loving husband and father Truman Yancey John Brewer in memory of Truman Yancey Lewis & Donna Epley in memory of Truman Yancey Washington County Republican Committee in memory of Truman Yancey Iola Seamon in memory of Truman Yancey Harris & Carol Sonnenberg in memory of Truman Yancey Melinda Silva in memory of Truman Yancey Wanda Gordon in memory of Truman Yancey Ronald Butler in memory of Truman Yancey Susan Lancaster in memory of Truman Yancey

MOVING MADE EASY • Paul Cunningham in memory of Bethel Cunningham • Judy Doyle The Silent Auction held at the annual Butterfield Christmas Party raised a total of $1,690 for the Butterfield Foundation.

FOUNDATION BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Theresa Ewing, Vice President Lisa Higgins, Secretary-Treasurer Margaret Whillock, Kay Trumbo, Steve Sisco, Mary Purvis, Rick Meyer

Board Spotlight

Meet Your Village Board Q&A with BTV Board Member Bill Waite Q: Where did you grow up, and how long have you Q: When were you and your family been in Northwest Arkansas? elected to the Board, A: I was born in Chicago, where my parents and how did you come to serve? had relocated from Jonesboro, Ark., to find employment during the Depression. After A: I was elected for a

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one-year term to WWII, we moved to a farm near Osceola, Mo. I finish out another graduated from the University of Missouri, and member’s term. I am served in the Army at Fort Bliss, Texas, teaching now elected to a new students how to work on relatively new radarthree-year term starting in 2016. controlled, anti-aircraft guns and missiles. After discharge, I took a job in Kansas City, Mo., at Bendix Aircraft Corp., where I met and married Q: What Board committees do you serve on? my wife, Nancy. In 1970, Nancy and I and our A: I am a member of the Strategic Development Committee. four children moved to Fayetteville where I was an assistant professor of Electrical Engineering at the University of Arkansas. Q: Why is Butterfield important to you, and do you have any family or friends with a BTV Tell us about your profession. connection? At the UA, I was active in the area of A: Over the years I’ve followed our church’s electromagnetic remote sensing. I held involvement with BTV through close contracts with NASA for earth sensing, and association with church members, particularly with NATO, serving on an Army committee on David Lashley and Don McGuire. Now in air base defense. Two other professors and I retirement I find myself more involved by later formed Arkansas Research Consultants, serving this past year on the Board and the Inc., and contracted with the CIA to use remote Strategic Development Committee. I have sensing systems to solicit cooperation from long considered BTV to be one of the rare other nations. Later at UA, my research was gems of our community, and I remain intensely closer to home and consisted of transient and interested in seeing that it continues to be such transmission line investigations into motor a wonderful haven for so many friends winding failures for Baldor Motor Company and neighbors. in Fort Smith. I retired in 2004 as professor emeritus and have continued with some small Q: What do you feel potential residents need to know about BTV? consulting jobs. A: I think more of the Village residents should more What is your academic background? effectively express their opinions through their I have a Bachelor of Science degree in Electric resident representatives and Board members. Engineering from the University of Missouri and Since there are limited opportunities for a master’s and Ph. D. in Electric Engineering personal contact, more use should be made of from Kansas University. Internet communications to staff and Board members. Tell us about your family? My wife and I are fortunate to have many of Q: Besides BTV, have you in the past or do you currently serve on any other boards or our children and grandchildren living here in committees? Fayetteville or at least within Arkansas, which gives us the opportunity to spend a great deal A: I’ve served twenty some years on the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Commission, of time with them, particularly the younger 10 or 12 years on the Fayetteville Youth Center’s ones. Our church, First United Presbyterian in Board of Directors and coached activities within Fayetteville, has been an important part of the these areas. Most of my other service has been life of our family. My wife and I have served as with boards and agencies on the national and elders for several terms as well as on international level, such as NATO, NASA numerous committees. and IEEE. BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Walton Arts Center

Upcoming Events!

Simone Dinnerstein Bach: Goldberg Variations


Feb. 4 | $10 tickets! |

Jan. 8 | $10 tickets! |

Paula Poundstone Feb. 5

Reinventing Radio: An Evening with Ira Glass

Mamma Mia!

Jan. 16

Feb. 9-14 | 8 shows

Kinky Boots

Béla Fleck & Abigail Washburn

Jan. 19-24 | 8 shows

Feb. 19

L.A. Theatre Works: Bram Stoker’s Dracula Jan. 28

Eldar Trio

Classic Albums Live presents The Beatles’ Abbey Road

Goodnight Moon and The Runaway Bunny

Feb. 20 | 2 shows Feb. 21 | $8 tickets!

Jan. 30

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