Butterfield LIFE Jan + Feb 2017

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Leland & Betty Tollett

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From the CEO


Feature Profile Leland and Betty Tollett


Village Newcomer Q+A Lois Matson


Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors

10 Living Spaces The Home of Leland and Betty Tollett 12 UA News UA Honored with Purple Heart Recognition 14 Village Snapshots 16 Out & About Border Cantos Exhibition at Crystal Bridges 16 Arts & Entertainment WAC’s 25th Anniversary Season Continues 18 Library News New Titles for a New Year 19 BTV Donates Quilts to 7 Hills


19 Featured Village Events 20 BTV New Year’s Resolutions 22 Foundation News 22 BTV Clinical Nursing Program Flourishes





Quintin Trammell 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 2017 Council Members Larry Hanley, President Tim Schatzman, Vice President Jim Fergurson, Secretary Carl Koffler, Immediate Past President Ellen Compton, John Brewer, Ardith Wharry, Carol Sonnenberg, Shirley Lucas, Carolyn Park, Steve Neuse, June Colwell, Mort Gitelman BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Bruce Johanson, Vice President Steve Sisco, Treasurer Howard Higgins, Secretary Dr. Kimberly Chapman, Sara Koenig, Jacquelyn Brandli, Lewis Epley, Bettie Lu Lancaster, Theresa Ewing, Bill Shackelford, Bill Waite Rick Meyer, Foundation Representative Steve Gunderson, Legal Counsel Kyle Jenner, Board Emeritus

From the CEO I hope each one of you had a very Merry Christmas and that your New Year is off to a great start. As we end one year and look to the horizon of another, I invite you to take advantage of all that Butterfield has to offer in 2017 – as much or as little as you like. From performing arts, fitness/ wellness offerings and group travel excursions, to culinary celebrations, fellowship opportunities and lifelong learning – Butterfield Trail Village is a vibrant, active community full of so many interesting people. In 2017, I hope that each one of you will also take the time to become familiar with your neighbors and give the new residents on campus a warm Butterfield welcome. Two of those new residents, Leland and Betty Tollett, are featured in this issue of Butterfield LIFE. Leland Tollett is a former CEO and chairman of Springdale-based Tyson Foods Inc., one of the world’s largest meat producers. Married 55 years, Leland and Betty are proud of their strong family connections and deep roots in Northwest Arkansas. Also in this issue, please enjoy our fun roundup of BTV New Year’s resolutions as employees and residents alike weigh in on what they intend to do — or stop doing — this year. You can also read about how a certain Butterfield resident played a part in honoring the University of Arkansas with a Purple Heart military distinction. Plus, get a special peek at the Walton Arts Center upcoming lineup of performing arts entertainment. Winter is the perfect season to connect with friends and family, or enjoy some quiet time with a cup of hot cocoa and a good book. With time to reflect, we realize how lucky we are to have a place to live and work as wonderful as Butterfield Trail Village. Before you know it, the sun’s rays will start to warm us and the magic of spring will begin to bloom. Let’s enjoy the great things this New Year brings! Quintin Trammell Chief Executive Officer

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Leland and Betty Tollett Former Tyson Foods Chairman/CEO and Wife Living Life with Gratitude Photos by Stephen Ironside



Every person has a story, and Leland Tollett’s is widely known for his time as chairman and CEO of Tyson Foods, Inc. During his 40-year career with Springdale-based Tyson, Tollett’s leadership helped propel the company’s tremendous ascent to becoming a leading worldwide meat producer. A protégé of the late Don Tyson, and inductee into the Arkansas Business Hall of Fame, Leland and wife Betty’s fortuitous connection to Tyson has blessed their lives many times over.

Look closer and you’ll see there is more to the lives of Leland and Betty Tollett. Their story is full of chapters on love, faith, family and a deep sense of gratitude. “It was wonderful accomplishing so much and being part of building a phenomenal company like Tyson, and working with such talented people,” Leland said. “We simply liked what we were doing and had a lot of fun doing it. It goes beyond that. There’s been love. Betty and I have been married for 55 years, so, yes, there’s been lots of love. What else is important is our faith. Faith and our relationship with the Lord, and the guidance he brings to our lives. Simply, I’m grateful for the opportunities I’ve had.” Since moving to Alaska, 1991 Butterfield last fall, the Tolletts have settled into a rhythm of comfortable living that allows them to embrace the serenity of each day and do what truly makes them happy: staying active, visiting friends (Leland’s college buddy Bob Hendrix and his wife Karen are BTV neighbors), supporting causes, and spending time with family. The latter often takes shape as a family gathering at the Tolletts’ duck hunting lodge near Stuggart. Thanksgiving there with daughter Terri, son Gary and their families has been a tradition for years.

You might wonder if Leland knew he would play such a huge role in the company’s future when he first joined the Tyson Feed and Hatchery Inc. in 1959. If motivation and drive are signs, then the answer is yes. “Leland came from an era when you worked hard to achieve,” Betty said. “You went to college and studied hard to get a good education. You worked hard to succeed professionally, and to be a good husband and father who takes care of his family. Leland succeeded in all these areas.”


Leland grew up in Nashville, Ark., one of eight children of Vergil and Gladys, who were cattle farmers. All eight Tollett children earned college degrees, and three — including Leland — obtained higher education degrees. Leland earned a masters degree in Poultry Nutrition and Poultry Science from the University of Arkansas in 1959. Leland has had only one job interview in his entire life – with Don Tyson. When Tyson hired him in 1959, the company consisted of a small office, a hatchery and a feed mill, one plant and about a dozen management people.

“I got into the poultry Even though he retired “for industry at a very good” in 2009, Leland still opportune time,” Leland keeps up with what’s going says. “The industry was on at the company. After all, small and fragmented. At his mentor was Don Tyson, the time, there were 17 and Leland was the first or so companies in the non-Tyson family member to Northwest Arkansas area serve as company chairman alone engaged in the and CEO. Under Leland’s production and sale of leadership, Tyson rose to chickens to processors as the top of the industry to far away as Chicago. The Leland, son Gary and grandsons, 2006 become the world’s largest industry was just beginning poultry producer. At the to hire college-trained time of his retirement, net sales had reached a people to develop new technology and methods for whopping $7.4 billion. this fledging industry to grow into a modern food business.”



Leland also had a college professor who encouraged him to pursue a career in the industry — and the professor had also taught Don Tyson as a student. Leland had been at Tyson about a year when he met Betty, a tall, graceful young woman from Farmington who was teaching elementary school in Fayetteville. “We met at Calvary Baptist Church in Fayetteville, which had a very active college and career group that I belonged to,” Leland said. “Betty visited our class one day with two of her friends, and I thought she was just beautiful. Betty walked in with her friends, and I walked away with a bride.”

“Betty was a very good corporate wife,” Leland said. “In social situations, she really went out of her way to get to know Tyson people and their spouses. She is the type of woman who wholeheartedly supports their husband, and for that I’m grateful.”


The idea to make Butterfield Trail Village their home first came to the Tolletts back in the mid-1990s. That was when Betty’s father, Floyd Blew, was a BTV resident and pleased with his living arrangement. “Butterfield was so handy to everything, and we were impressed with the care and attention that came from the staff and the access to quality health care,” Betty says. “We knew then and there that this is where we wanted to be.”

After dating for about one year, the couple married in 1961. Daughter Terri was born in 1962, followed by son Gary in 1966. Leland already had a strong foothold at Tyson, so Betty left her job as schoolteacher to stay home with the children. Leland rose through the ranks at Tyson. Under his leadership, Tyson built or integrated nearly two-dozen major production facilities into the company between 1981 and 1989. The acquisition in 1989 of Holly Farms with its 16 processing plants, consolidated Tyson’s position as the world’s largest poultry producer.

Living at Butterfield gives the Tolletts the flexibility to enjoy hosting their family from their beautiful Village home, and to use it as a home base from which to travel with friends and loved ones. With Turner and Truitt, 1997

“Our basic philosophy from the early days was to grow our company and be an industry leader,” Leland said. “For a period of time beginning in 1963 we bought 19 different companies, a pivotal point being in 1989 when we purchased Holly Farms. That pushed us way ahead of the competition.” Leland was named president of Tyson Foods in 1983, just a year after Tyson debuted on the Fortune 500 list. Leland was named CEO in 1991, and served as chairman and CEO from 1995 to 1998, when he retired. He continued to serve on the board until 2008 and also served as interim chairman and CEO in 2009, when he was asked to return to work, charged with the responsibility of putting the company back on a sound financial footing, which he did. Over the course of his career, he and Betty enjoyed traveling and developed friendships with Leland’s poultry colleagues and their wives.



“A lot of what we do — have always done — revolves around our family,” Betty said, “And we’re so blessed to have them living nearby.” Daughter Terri Mardis and husband Jimmy live in Rogers near their grown children Tracey and Nathan. Son Gary Tollett is an owner of Williams Ford Tractor. He and his wife Michele live in Springdale and have four children: UA graduates Trent and Travis and high-schoolers Turner and Truitt.

Giving back is also important to the Tolletts. In 2010, they helped establish the Leland and Betty Tollett Center for Retinal and Ophthalmic Genetics Disorders at the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences in Little Rock. They also support the University of Arkansas and Ouachita Baptist University, which is from where their children and granddaughter Tracey graduated. “Our plan is to stay healthy and put our faith and family first,” Leland said. “We’re two people living happy lives.”

Village Newcomer Q+A

Getting to Know Lois Matson

Anniversaries January Anniversaries John & Audrey Deusterman 4th Bill & Carol Brunner


Bernie & Jean Daniels


February Anniversaries Dan Griffin & Fran Pearson 14th Lewis & Donna Epley


New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins When did you move to Butterfield? I moved to Butterfield on August 15, 2016. Where are you from? San Diego, Calif. I moved to Fayetteville in 2007. What did you do before your retirement? I’ve been an RN for 36 years. I served in the Navy Nurse Corps for six years. My last job was at the NWA Free Health Clinic working beside Dr. Pearson and Dr. Crocker who are also residents here.

Mona Brown Tony Stankus & Chris Soutter Peter & Susan Vanneman Ron & Alice Talbert

Do you have children/grandchildren? No, however, I proudly claim eight nieces/nephews, 21 grandnieces/grandnephews and three great grandnephews. Why did you choose Butterfield? I chose Butterfield because of its stellar reputation in all phases of care. Its location is near all my Arkansas family. The amenities are wonderful and the plethora of events amazing. I feel blessed to be surrounded by such friendly residents and staff.



The Home of Leland & Betty Tollett Can a home’s design fit its owners’ personality? Absolutely! The Tolletts’ 2,000-square-foot stunner signifies style, tradition and sophistication while providing all of the warmth and comfort of home. With an open floor plan, plenty of windows for natural light, and features like custom cabinetry and granite countertops, this Village home displays fine design without being flashy.

A classic Fitz and Floyd rooster standing watch

Photos by Stephen Ironside

A long kitchen island with prep, seating and storage space makes for a sociable setting

Important mementos are part of the decor

Rich wood tones along with warm shades of peach create a peaceful quality to living areas



Living Spaces

A beautiful custom screened porch lets the Tolletts enjoy fresh air and nature’s beauty nearly year-round

A bronze hunting dog commissioned by Don Tyson especially for the Tolletts

Over the years, the Tolletts have been given a number of poultry figures and collectibles

As a hobby, Leland makes duck calls from his home workshop where Tyson memorabilia is displayed BUTTERFIELD LIFE


UA News

UA Receives Distinguished Purple Heart Designation Butterfield Resident Part of Tribute The University of Arkansas has been designated a Purple Heart University by the Military Order of the Purple Heart (MOPH) for its longstanding support of veterans and members of the military. As the first university in the state awarded with the distinction, the UA joins a distinguished list of 26 Purple Heart University institutions across the nation. UA Chancellor Joseph E. Steinmetz read a proclamation on Nov. 11 during halftime ceremonies of the Arkansas-LSU football game at Razorback Stadium. Steinmetz was joined on the halftime field by a group of Purple Heart recipients that included Butterfield resident Jim Buckner. Buckner, a retired U.S. Army lieutenant colonel, received his Purple Heart when he was wounded during combat in the Bong Son area of Vietnam. In 1967, he was shot by a sniper while serving as a captain and company commander of Company D, 1st Battalion, 5th Cavalry Regiment, 1st Cavalry

Division. Fellow soldier 1st Sgt. John Therrien performed triage on Buckner’s wound and summoned a medevac, saving his life. Buckner was flown out of the combat zone to receive medical care and returned to the field hours later. The University of Arkansas is a longtime supporter of the U.S. military. It is home to both Army and Air Force ROTC programs, and has five alumni who have received the prestigious Congressional Medal of Honor. The Purple Heart originated from the Badge of Military Merit established by George Washington in 1782. It is the oldest honor still in use by the military and bestowed to veterans who have been wounded or killed during combat.

BTV resident Jim Buckner (center), UA Chancellor Joseph E. Steinmetz (right of Buckner) and other veterans take the field at halftime. 12 BUTTERFIELD LIFE



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Village Snapshots

BTV Christmas Party

Carl Koffler toasts the holidays

Kathy and Jim Webster

Paul Westberg

Shirley Johanson and Santa

June Colwell and Santa

Borgny and Dr. Larry Hanley

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Peggy Walsh and Santa


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Doris and Bobby Marks

Carlos Magovern

Nancy Dodson and her daughters

South Korean Ambassador of Peace Medal Ceremony

Singing Men of Arkansas

South Korean Deputy Consul General Kim with medal recipients (from left) Delma Dunn, John Brewer, Winnie MacDonald, Andy Lucas, Robert Keegan, Carl Koffler and Chuck Horne

Veterans Parade

James and Linda Pinkerton, Jim Brewer and Winnie MacDonald attend the Fayetteville Veterans Parade

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Arkansas Winds Community Concert Band BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Out & About

Crystal Bridges Art Exhibition Explores Life at AmericanMexican Border Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville is launching a new temporary exhibition that features photography, sculpture and sound documenting and transforming artifacts from the U.S.-Mexico border.

Richard Misrach Border Patrol Drag Grid, Pacific Ocean to the Gulf of Mexico, 2009-2015

Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American is on display from February 18 – April 24. A unique collaboration between American photographer Richard Misrach and Mexican composer Guillermo Galindo, this exhibition harnesses the power of art to address the complex issues surrounding the borderlands between the United States and Mexico. Misrach’s large-scale photographs, along with inventory-like grids of smaller photographs, highlight issues surrounding immigration and how they have affected regions and people. Responding to these photographs, Galindo fashioned sound-generating sculptures from items Misrach collected from the border, such as water bottles, Border Patrol “drag tires,” spent shotgun shells, ladders, and sections of the border wall itself. The sounds they produce give voices to people through the personal belongings they have left behind. Migration has an impact on both people and landscape.

Guillermo Galindo Shell Piñata, 2014 Sheet metal, border patrol shot gun shells casings

Guillermo Galindo Agitanques, 2013 Jugs filled with gravel

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Richard Misrach Wall, East of Nogales, Arizona, 2014 16 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Richard Misrach {Detail} Playas de Tijuana #1, San Diego, California, 2013

Arts & Entertainment

Highlighted Happenings in NWA

Circus Oz

Walton Arts Center’s 25th Anniversary Season Continues with Broadway, Dance, Live Music and More! As the Walton Arts Center continues its 25th Anniversary Season, there are more than a dozen amazing performances on tap in January and February – here are some of the top picks! A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder | Jan. 10-15 | 7 Shows This theatrical marvel will have you in stiches! A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder tells the story of Monty, an heir to a family fortune and his pursuit of love and money. Watch as Monty attempts to jump the line of succession by – you guessed it – eliminating the eight relatives (all played by one fearless man) who stand in his way. Will slaying his way to his inheritance be worth juggling his fiancée, his mistress and the constant threat of landing behind bars? Nitty Gritty Dirt Band | Feb. 4 Celebrating their 50th anniversary together, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band is often cited as a catalyst for an entire movement in Country Rock and American Roots Music. With Multi-Platinum and Gold records, strings of top ten hits such as “Fishin’ In The Dark” and “Mr. Bojangles,” multiple Grammy, IBMA, CMA awards and nominations, the band’s accolades continue to accumulate. Playing with the energetic zest of masters, this four-piece band keeps the arrangements and instrumentations fairly close to the originals. Be there for this boot-stompin’ concert at Walton Arts Center! Still on the Hill: Still a River | Feb. 3 Still on the Hill’s distinct blend of bluegrass, folk and Ozark mountain music is exactly what makes them so special. Having garnered the title of Ambassadors of the Ozarks, this award-winning dynamic duo works to preserve a rich culture that is quickly disappearing. With a collection of unusual instruments and photo quilts, Still on the Hill unveils their newest program that brings to life stories from our nation’s first historic national river - a treasure in our own backyard. Join us for a musical journey down the Buffalo River that will delight you from the start. Circus Oz: Straight Up | Feb. 15-19 | 7 Shows Bounding onto the stage with their renowned daredevilry and quirky antics, the captivating Circus Oz promises an adventurous contemporary circus explosion! All the way from Down Under, Australia’s beloved circus features musicians, acrobats, jugglers and so much more. At Circus Oz nothing is impossible and everyone is extraordinary. This performance is great for all ages, so round up the entire family for a spectacular show!

Walton Arts Center >Compagnie Hervé Koubi Feb. 2 >Barnstorm Theatre Company’s The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket Feb. 18 >An Acoustic Evening with Lyle Lovett & John Hiatt Feb. 21 >Think Outside the Drum An Interactive Family Concert Event with Third Coast Percussion Feb. 23 >MVP Jazz Quartet Feb. 25 >Wild Kratts - Live! Feb. 26 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org TheatreSquared > Detroit Feb. 1–26 For more info, visit theatre2.org Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art > Special Exhibition: The Art of American Dance Through Jan. 22 > Special Exhibition: Border Cantos: Sight & Sound Explorations from the Mexican-American Border Opens Feb. 18 > Women in Art Wednesdays, Fridays & Saturdays in January/February For more info, visit crystalbridges.org Symphony of Northwest Arkansas > Masterworks I: Momentum Jan. 28 For more info, visit sonamusic.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.



Library News

New Year Brings New Titles at BTV Library Begin the New Year right with a good read from the shelves of the Butterfield Trail Village Library. Here are some of our newest acquisitions. The General vs. the President: MacArthur and Truman at the Brink of Nuclear War by H. W. Brands. During the Korean War, Truman suggested to a reporter that generals in the field should have the choice of weapons, which would give MacArthur control over the nuclear trigger. Truman’s correction followed, but the contest between the two powerful men was on, and one would have to give way. Having Our Say: The Delany Sisters’ First 100 Years by Sarah and Elizabeth Delaney with Amy Hearth Hill is a memoir of two black sisters born in the 1890s who fought the battle of segregation and won. Bessie (Elizabeth) breaks barriers to become a dentist; Sadie (Sarah) quietly integrates the New York City system as a high school teacher. Their extraordinary story makes an important contribution to our nation’s heritage. Disrupt Aging: A Bold New Path by Jo Ann Jenkins extends the message “every single day is a gift,” and confronts the stereotypes about aging, suggesting ways to live life to the fullest by focusing on three core areas: health, wealth and self. The Underground Railroad, a New York Times bestselling novel by Colson Whitehead, tells the story of a young slave as she struggles for freedom in the antebellum South. While it is an intense page-turner, it is also a meditation on the history all Americans share. A Portrait to Die For by Radine Tree Nehring is a mystery set at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Amateur detective Carrie, a volunteer in the museum library, solves the puzzle of art forgery, kidnapping and worse while surrounded by the beautiful art and stunning natural surroundings of Crystal Bridges. The author is a Northwest Arkansas resident whose novels can also be found in the Arkansas Fiction section of the BTV Library. The Accidental Salvation of Gracie Lee by Talya Boerner is also set in Arkansas and will remind readers of To Kill a Mockingbird as both are about young girls dealing with an adult world. But while Scout deals with the faults in her culture, Gracie deals with the faults in her family. A first novel, this one will carry the reader to a place at once familiar but also surprising. The Wrong Side of Goodbye Loyal readers of author Michael Connelly will not be disappointed and new readers will find Connelly’s complicated but fascinating plot creation an entertaining way to spend an afternoon. 18 BUTTERFIELD LIFE


Featured Events

Featured Village Events COMING IN JANUARY Fulbright Friday: Creative Writing with Padma Viswanathan Jan. 20 | 3pm In 2015, University of Arkansas professor and author Padma Viswanathan discussed her critically acclaimed novel The Ever After of Ashwin Rao at the Fayetteville Public Library. The novel was a finalist for Canada’s prestigious literary Scotiabank Giller Prize. Get first-hand access to Viswanathan’s insights on creative writing at this BTV Fulbright Friday series. Village Winter Event: Opa! Greek Dinner, Entertainment and Movie Jan. 19 | 5pm You are invited to a big fat Greek evening! Join us as we celebrate the country of Greece – one of

the world’s top travel destinations! This evening’s event features a dinner of delectable Greek dishes, including Moussaka, gyros and feta; traditional music and dance; and a traveler’s-eye view film of the stunning Greek Isles. Guests $10.50pp. BTV Village Tours Excursions: 2017 Planning Underway In 2016, residents, Carriage Club members and guests were whisked away on exciting BTV Village Tours excursions to destinations like fabulous Las Vegas, historic Hot Springs, Ark., Quapaw Indian territory, and Quebec City, Canada, for a week of “Old City” adventure, recreation and fine dining. Planning is underway now to select our 2017 Village Tours destinations. For more info, contact Riki Stamps, director of Programs and Events, at rstamps@btvillage.org.

BTV Donates Handmade Quilts for Sleeping Bag Project BTV resident and master quilter Ardith Wharry has completed a volunteer effort to make quilts and donate them to a local homeless shelter to be used as sleeping bags. Wharry and a group of BTV quilters took part in the Ugly Sleeping Bag program, where volunteers use discarded, donated materials to sew quilts that will be used as sleeping bags to provide warmth to those without.

In 2016, Wharry’s group made and donated a total of 22 sleeping bags to 7 Hills Homeless Center in Fayetteville. The quilted sleeping bags were made from upcycled fabrics and padding and measured approximately 70” x 90” inches. Wharry is no stranger to giving. She’s been leading the Ugly Sleeping Bag program at Butterfield for several years as a way to help others in the community.

Ardith Wharry and Riki Stamps, director of BTV Programs and Events, display one of the quilted sleeping bags donated to 7 Hills Homeless Center. BUTTERFIELD LIFE






Foundation News The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between Oct. 12, 2016 and Dec. 20, 2016 from the following donors:

BEAUTIFICATION FUND • Kenneth Steele & Beth Vaughan-Wrobel • John & Dorothy Robinson • Celisa Steele in honor of Kenneth Steele BTV FOUNDATION • Sylvia Yancey • Dick & Anne Booth • Anonymous EMPLOYEE CARE FUND • Deane Meek in memory of Jack Peters HEALTH CARE CENTER FUND • Perry & Shirley Franklin in memory of Linda Duncan • Virginia Burdick in memory of Jack Peters • Ellis Trumbo in memory of Nancy Barnhill Trumbo • Bill & Gloria Mills in memory of Oscar Levernz LIBRARY FUND • Bill & Gloria Mills in memory of Bettie Cook and Dr. Edwin Whiteside • Conrad & Ann Waligorski MEMORIALS • Jay Trumbo in memory of Nancy Barnhill Trumbo • Wade Burnside in memory of Dr. Edwin Whiteside • Shirley Chewning in memory of Dr. Edwin Whiteside, John Hannah and Jack Peters • Wilma Samuel in memory of John Hannah • Jim & Diane Modisette in memory of Thomas Davis, John Hannah and Jack Peters • Deborah Sexton in memory of Thomas Davis • Larry & Borgny Hanley in memory of Jack Peters • Harris & Carol Sonnenberg in memory of Jack Peters • Glen & Martha Fincher in memory of Jack Peters

Butterfield Provides Unique Experience for Nursing Students in Clinical Program Student nurses working in Butterfield’s health care centers are gaining valuable experience in a clinical nursing program that interfaces patients with students, while letting students fine-tune their skill sets before graduation. BTV’s clinical nursing program places student Alison Probasco nurses in Butterfield’s Health Care Center, Special Care Center and other care areas, where they work side-by-side with certified health care professionals. As a part of their clinical rotation, student nurses gain experience administering medication, treating wounds, and learning how to write and implement care plans that help coordinate the overall care of the patient. Advanced degree students study the role of nurse leader, learning larger picture procedures and systems, while ensuring patients receive superior care. “In addition to ascertaining knowledge and clinical skills that will facilitate them in their careers, they’re able to explore our community here at Butterfield,” Assistant Director of Nursing Alison Probasco said. “Students present new and different ideas and are inquisitive and always eager to learn. Residents enjoy getting to spend one-on-one time with them and being able to help them complete their college training.”

MOVING MADE EASY • Peter and Rhonda Nouguier • Rosamond Warfield • Reba Rothemich • Jane Hughes • Judy Doyle • Family of Dr. Edwin Whiteside • Family of Thomas Davis • Family of Fred Vorsanger

Students in the program are pursuing Bachelor of Science degrees from the Eleanor Mann School of Nursing at the University of Arkansas and studying at Northwest Technical Institute in Springdale to become Licensed Practical Nurses.

SCHOLARSHIP FUND • Deane Meek in memory of John Hannah • Ronald Younkin in honor of Trevor Flynn, Rebecca Rush and Riki Stamps • Virginia Burdick in memory of Eloise Jackson • Polly Lancaster in memory of Eloise Jackson and Jack Peters

“One of our students spent time in another care center and left feeling a little depressed,” Probasco said. “After her experience at Butterfield, she reported how happy she was that we were completely different than any of the others. She said, ‘Your staff takes such wonderful care of residents. We can tell how happy they are. Butterfield redeemed my faith.’”



Probasco said students often come away from the clinical program with an appreciation for BTV as a leader in the field – a cut above the rest.

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A Gentleman’s Guide to Love & Murder


Croce: Two Generations of American Music


Jan. 10-15 | 7 shows! | musical comedy

Jan. 12 | SOLD OUT! | concert

Feb. 4 | Limited tickets remain! | concert

Circus Oz

Feb. 15-19 | 7 shows! | circus

Sex Tips for Straight Women from a Gay Man

The Bockety World of Henry & Bucket

Classic Albums Live: Led Zeppelin II

Think Outside the Drum

Compagnie Hervé Koubi

Third Coast Percussion

Still on the Hill: Still A River

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Jan. 26-28 | 5 shows! | romantic comedy

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