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From the CEO
Feature Profile John and Sally King
Village Newcomer Q+A Susan Meadows
Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors
10 Living Spaces The Home of Bob and Geri Bender 12 UA News UA Alumni Tours 14 Village Snapshots 16 Out & About Fayetteville Farmers Market 17 Arts & Entertainment 2017-18 Broadway Concert Series 18 Library News 19 Featured Village Events
20 Foundation News 21 Village News BTV Residents Inducted into Fayetteville Hall of Greats 22 Employee Spotlight Move-in Coordinator Dave Marks
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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 Jacqui Brandli, 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 Summer 2017 is here, and the Village is bustling with activity and exciting news. As it happens, several BTV residents are being recognized for their achievements and contributions to the community, and we couldn’t be more pleased. Congratulations to BTV resident Tony Stankus, distinguished life sciences librarian, science coordinator and distinguished professor at the University of Arkansas. Tony was named the world’s most published science librarian from 2011-2015 in a study by Science and Technology Libraries. Three very special Village individuals were recently named to the 2017 Fayetteville High School Hall of Greats: residents Bill and Carol Brunner and the late David Lashley, a well-respected Butterfield friend, resident and board member. The cover of this issue of Butterfield LIFE features residents John and Sally King, a fascinating couple who have diverse backgrounds that include research, foreign language, social work, higher education, library science and the clergy — and a sweet love story, too. Also in this issue, discover what Walton Art Center has lined up for its 2017-18 Broadway Series; get to know BTV Move-In Coordinator Dave Marks; and take a tour of the delightful Village cottage of Bob and Geri Bender. And, as many of you have noticed lately on campus, construction of the new BTV Convocation Center is moving along and scheduled for completion in early fall, along with improvements to the south courtyard. As a hot and busy summer begins to draw to a close, it won’t be long before we round the corner to autumn, with a new Razorback football season and the turning of the leaves. Until then, please enjoy the remaining days of summer and savor as much or as little as you like of all that Butterfield has to offer.
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John and Sally King Holding Hands Never Grows Old In 1988, Sally Kelley accepted a faculty position as law librarian at the University of Arkansas. The move marked the beginning of her 23-year career as a librarian for the UA School of Law’s prominent National Agricultural Law Center. At the same time, across campus, a high achieving, well-respected professor named John E. King had risen through the ranks of the UA’s School of Social Work, and was serving as the department’s chair and program director. Neither knew it at the time, but they would meet and eventually fall in love some 20 years later across a book club table. “We belonged to the same theology book club that met at the United Campus Ministries,” John King said. “I was the president of the Campus Ministries Board of Directors, and Sally and I knew each other
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from across the table. Initially, I invited her to have lunch. Then, I had her over for a home-cooked meal. We dated for two and a half years and were married in 2011.” Residing at Butterfield for three of their six-year marriage, John and Sally King have settled into life at Butterfield by, well, not settling. They are often on the go, traveling on excursions, occasionally for conferences, visiting children and grandchildren, or taking one of their famous “genealogy” road trips. (John is a genealogy buff who has located and is in contact with nearly 25 previously unknown relatives, and has now begun researching Sally’s family tree.) With combined backgrounds that include research, foreign language, higher education, social work, agricultural law, library science and theology – it’s fair to say the Kings share a passion for lifelong learning.
Members of First United Presbyterian Church, they also share an abiding religious faith that keeps them grounded and has been a guiding factor in each of their lives for a long, long time. John is a retired Presbyterian minister and former Catholic priest with a long history of leadership and service. Over the years, he’s served or helped found more than 50 organizations in Northwest Arkansas, including Youth Bridge, Ozark Guidance Center and Decision Point. He received the Arkansas Governor’s Office on Volunteerism’s Community Service Award, presented by Gov. Bill Clinton in 1986, the Arkansas Social Worker of the year in 1999, and when he retired as professor emeritus in 2007, the UA established the endowed John E. King Award for Outstanding Service in his honor.
she said. “But there just weren’t many opportunities of such a specialized nature. I decided on a career as a reference librarian, so that I would be able to do what I enjoyed: helping people find answers to their questions and teaching people how to do research.” After living abroad in Moscow for a year with her first husband, who was on a graduate fellowship under the auspices of the U.S./Soviet Union Cultural Exchange Treaty, they lived in New Jersey, Mississippi, and Fayetteville, where her husband accepted positions. At Mississippi State University, Sally taught English as a Second Language before going to graduate library school and working in an academic library, where she gained experience with legal materials. Eventually, they divorced. At the UA’s National Agricultural Law Center, Sally was an integral part of the only federally funded agricultural law research and information center in the country. She conducted research for center attorneys and worked with graduate students in the only master of laws in agricultural law program in the country. She answered reference questions from people all over the country through a cooperative reference service run by the National Agricultural Library and published six bibliographies on agricultural law, as well as articles on legal research. When she retired in 2011, the UA Board of Trustees granted her the title of Professor/Librarian Emeritus.
“John has an extraordinary ethic and long record of good deeds,” Sally said. “I’ve seen him very excited about pastoral care and missioning, too. There are two aspects of theology that inform his life: ‘I’m here to serve, not to be served,’ and ‘The money I have is God’s money on loan, and I’ll use it to do God’s work’.” GOOD WORKS The Kings come from very different backgrounds: Sally grew up in a bustling suburb of Chicago, was a Russian teacher and lived abroad in Russia after college. John was reared in the Deep South, became a Roman Catholic priest and worked in social services as a young adult.
John King grew up in Birmingham, Ala., in a devoutly Catholic family. His mother, a nurse, set a strong altruistic example by helping others that ultimately sent John — and his brother Rev. Bill King — along paths to becoming priests.
Showing support for the Razorbacks
In 1966, Sally graduated from Indiana University with a bachelor’s degree in Slavic Languages and Literatures, followed by a master’s in the same in 1967, and finally a master’s in Library Science from the University of Chicago in 1980. “When I first began thinking about a career in library science, I wanted to become a Slavic bibliographer,”
“My brother and I fussed about having to always check in on sick people, but we got our vocation through the example set by our mother.” John said. “She would drop my brother and me off at school early every morning so we could help the janitor.”
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Standing at the Berlin Wall
John initially studied mathematics at Notre Dame, then switched gears and obtained a bachelor’s degree in Philosophy from St. Mary’s College, followed by a diploma in Theology from Mount St. Mary Seminary in 1965. The same year, he was ordained a Roman Catholic priest.
Visitng the Frank Lloyd Wright house at Crystal Bridges
Butterfield Trail Village Foundation and the League of Women Voters of Washington County, and he for Mental Health American Northwest Arkansas and previously the University of Arkansas Retirement Association, to name a few.
Together, the couple enjoys local theater, the For the next five years, John was a priest with symphony, Arkansas Razorback games, UA several parishes, and then entered graduate school women’s gymnastics, and one of their favorites: in New Orleans after marrying his first wife, Lynne ballroom dancing. (she died in 2006). He earned a master’s degree in Social Work Living at Butterfield serves from Tulane University in 1971 and as both a foundation and worked for a government program While we springboard for their active, that provided drug abuse therapy to purposeful lives. Regular exercise have many veterans returning from the at the BTV Fitness and Wellness Vietnam War. activities Center is a must for energy and mental clarity. Sharing a meal outside of In 1972, John accepted a teaching each day with neighbors at the Butterfield, position at the University of Arkansas. Village gives them a sense of He was promoted and tenured in 1977 community spirit. Butterfield and was named chair of the School of is integral Social Work in 1976. He served as the “While we have many activities department’s program director for outside of Butterfield, Butterfield to our 14 years. is integral to our lifestyle,” lifestyle. Sally said. Shortly after joining UA, John also – Sally King returned to the clergy – as a pastor In quieter times, their home is of First Presbyterian Church in Prairie their castle where they grow Grove, where he served for 37 years mint for homemade mint juleps until 2014. Pastoral care is one reason and read from their collection John was chosen to teach what ended up being a of Bibles, including one from Russia and one from highly sought-after course at UA called Death and John’s side of the family dating back to 1879. Dying. More than 15,000 students took the course from John over the 30 years he taught it. There is a warmth between the pair and an unspoken closeness that underscores the truest “I still run into students who took that course,” of unions. he said. “Some have parents who are residents here at Butterfield. Some are Butterfield residents “It’s been wonderful,” Sally said of their marriage. themselves.” “He’s gained a daughter, and I gained two sons. And, together we have nine grandchildren.” CHERISHED VILLAGE HOME “Our goal is to stay as healthy as long as we can, When the Kings aren’t traveling and are closer and to stay as active as long as we can,” John to home, they each serve on boards: she for the added. “And this is how we’re doing it.”
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Village Newcomer Q+A
Getting to Know Susan Meadows
Anniversaries July Anniversaries Phil & Virginia Wilson 1st Glen & Martha Fincher 2nd William & Patricia Medley 12th Wesley & Martha Smith 14th Charles & Donna Horne 15th Leroy & Wilma Reese 18th Robert & Geraldine Bender 19th Campbell & Susan Johnson 27th Wulfran & Ingrid Polonius 29th
When did you move to Butterfield? I moved to Butterfield on Monday, June 5th. I’m definitely a “newbie.” Where are you from? I was born and raised in Crossett, Ark. My late husband Bill and I moved to Fayetteville in 1976, and I have lived here since. What did you do before your retirement? I was a wife and mom. I participated in church activities at Sequoyah United Methodist Church in Fayetteville. I’ve attended Bible Study Fellowship Church for 35 years. Do you have children and grandchildren? My son Bill Jr. and his wife Sunny currently live in Byron, Minnesota. My daughter Mary Jane Bryles, her husband Roger, and my two granddaughters Sophie and Lily live in Fayetteville. Why did you choose Butterfield? Over the last two decades, Bill and I have had friends who lived here, and invited us to visit and eat, and they ALL were so positive about their living experience. As we approached retirement age, Bill felt that the wise thing to do was to sign up to move to BTV. There are so many activities and opportunities to serve and participate. After Bill’s death last year, I was convinced more than ever that BTV was the place to be. I have been here such a short time, but everyone has been so genuinely friendly and kind.
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Down to Earth Style The Cottage of Bob and Geri Bender Whether itâ€™s the cool monochromatic living room, or how light and breezy meets shabby chic in the master, this two-bedroom cottage conjures an essence of refined carefree living. The 1,040-square-foot home includes two baths, a carport, washer/dryer and two patios. Features like extra-long countertops and a double deep pantry make kitchen time an ease. Photos by Beth Hall
A rustic table and sea inspired color channels a coastal feel in the dining room
Cool gray and classic ivory play well together as neutrals in this spacious living room
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The second bedroom doubles as an office and as an artistâ€™s studio for Bob
Hanging greenery and palm fronds add a touch of the exotic to the master bedroom
The roomy master bathroom features custom inlaid tile
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Alumni Invited to Travel with Razorbacks on Tour Destinations Include Ireland, Greece, South Pacific and More The Arkansas Alumni Association has an exciting lineup of destinations planned for its 2018 Razorbacks on Tour travel excursions, and you’re invited! The Alumni Association partners with the finest educational and travel professionals to offer an annual slate of trips featuring a unique combination of discovery, adventure and learning opportunities. Join fellow alumni and friends to explore destinations both near and far, while establishing and strengthening lifelong friendships. All University of Arkansas alumni, Alumni Association members and friends are invited to travel with Razorbacks on Tour. Razorbacks on Tour will kick off in January 2018 with an adventure to the Galapagos Islands, and finish the year by getting up close and personal with the polar bears of Churchill, Canada. There will be 15 traditional tours and two Young Alumni tours.
2018 Razorbacks on Tour: The Galapagos Islands Jan. 10-17, from $4,495 Amazon River Expedition Feb. 17-25, from $5,395 Sparkling South Pacific Feb. 25 to March 7, from $4,299* Paris: Art, Culture & People April 8-16, from $2,995 Great Trains and Grand Canyons May 6-11, from $2,640* Apulia: Undiscovered Italy (Alumni Campus Abroad) May 9-17, from $2,595
National Parks & Lodges of the Old West June 7-18, from $3,995
Scotland: Stirling (Alumni Campus Abroad) Aug. 20-28, from $2,895
Alaska’s Glaciers and the Inside Passage July 5-12, from $4,295
Island Life® in Ancient Greece: An Aegean Odyssey Sept. 7-15, from $4,495
Hops, Grains and Sláinte: A Irish Journey of Taste, Knowledge & Adventure (Young Alumni Tour) July 8-14, from $1,695
Discover Spain: To Essos and Back (Young Alumni Tour) Sept. 9-15, from $1,695
Breathtaking Bordeaux July 16-24, from $3,899 Cape Cod and the Islands Aug. 19-25, from $2,695*
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Cruising Patagonia’s Chilean Fjords Sept. 28 to Oct. 9, from $6,995 Easy Company: England to the Eagle’s Nest Sept. 29 to Oct. 11, from $5,995 Polar Bears of Churchill Nov. 1-6, from $4,995
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Mort Gitelman & Nancy Garner on BTV European cruise
Ted & Sandi Villinski on cruise
View of Portofino, Italy, on the BTV “Village Tours” cruise
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Port stop in Cassis, France
Villinskis in Cadiz, Spain
Andy & Shirley Lucas on cruise
Mal Krim at port stop in Malaga, Spain
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Out & About
Always Fresh, Local at Fayetteville Farmers Market Special Culinary Events in July and August The Fayetteville Farmers Market is in full swing for the 2017 season, and local growers and artisans are ready with their fresh produce, homemade food items, handmade crafts and wares and seasonal flowers, too. In July and August, don’t miss free culinary events that all ages will enjoy. The Fayetteville Farmers Market is open three days a week on the historic downtown square, with dozens of vendors set up among the lush square gardens. On Tuesdays and Thursdays the Farmers Market is open from 7 a.m. to 1 p.m. through October, and on Saturdays it’s open from 7 a.m. to 2 p.m. through November. Nicknamed the Crown Jewel of Fayetteville, the Saturday market in particular is alive with street performers, local musicians, art and entertainment for children, and community organizations, too. Since 1973, the farmers market has offered the finest of locally grown and produced vegetables, fruits, flowers, plants, meats, baked goods, honey, eggs, jams and juried arts and crafts. From week to week,
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as many as 70 vendors sell seasonal harvests and wares that have been either grown or made within a 60-mile radius of Fayetteville. This month and next, the farmers market is hosting three special culinary events. On July 15, Chef Heather Artripe of Ozark Natural Foods will present a live cooking demo, and on August 19, another cooking demo will take place with a local chef. And on August 26, the Fayetteville Roots Fest Chef Cook Off will feature top chefs from the best NWA restaurants dueling it out in a cooking contest. So come on down to the Fayetteville Farmers Market. There is plenty of parking nearby, and city lots are free on Saturdays. Butterfield also provides bus transportation to and from the market on the first Thursday of each month. When you visit your local farmers market, you are not only gathering sustenance that is certain to nurture your body, but you are also supporting local agriculture and small-business owners, too. And no matter what your tastes are, you’re sure to take home something divine.
Arts & Entertainment
Highlighted Happenings in NWA
Walton Arts Center > Motown the Musical July 1-2 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org Irving Berlin’s White Christmas
New Season at Walton Arts Center Features the Best of Broadway The 2017-18 Procter & Gamble Broadway Series debuts this fall at Walton Arts Center, and with eight dazzling productions, and you’ll want to secure seats now before single tickets go on sale in August. Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I opens the season on Oct. 3-8 with the timeless story of an unconventional yet passionate relationship between the King of Siam and Anna Leonowens. On Nov. 7-12, Irving Berlin’s White Christmas brings plenty of dancing and laughter, just in time for the holidays. The magic continues Dec. 19-23 with Finding Neverland, a heartwarming theatrical portrayal of the story behind one of the world’s most beloved characters: Peter Pan. If you prefer more spice than sugar, then Cabaret just for you. On Jan. 19-21, 2018, this awardwinning production invites you into the Kit Kat Klub where a raucous ensemble takes the stage nightly. An American in Paris comes to WAC on Feb. 6-11 with unforgettable songs by George and Ira Gershwin. The musical takes us to Paris for a romantic story about an American soldier and a mysterious French girl. Then on March 2-4, two decades after its initial and unprecedented debut, RENT returns to NWA with its 20th Anniversary Tour. The celebration of love and music continues April 24-29 with Beautiful – The Carole King Musical. Carol Klein was a Brooklyn girl who fought her way into the record business as a teenager and by her 20s was writing hits for the biggest acts in rock ‘n’ roll. But it wasn’t until her personal life began to crack that she managed to find her true voice. The Broadway Series ends May 15-20 with Rodgers & Hammerstein’s timeless production of The Sound of Music, with its Tony®, Grammy® and Academy Award® winning Best Score, including “My Favorite Things,” “Do-Re-Mi,” “Edelweiss” and the title song. With so many incredible shows, who wouldn’t want to secure their seats to each one? Each Broadway subscription includes Rodgers & Hammerstein’s The King and I, Finding Neverland, An American in Paris, Beautiful – The Carole King Musical and The Sound of Music. Complete your package by choosing between Cabaret, RENT The 20th Anniversary Tour and Irving Berlin’s White Christmas – or by adding all three! For tickets and more info, call (479) 443-5600 or visit waltonartscenter.org.
TheatreSquared > Fun Home August 23 – Sept 17 For more info, visit theatre2.org Arkansas Public Theatre > The Wedding Singer July 28-30, August 3-6, 10-13 For more info, visit arkansaspublictheatre.org Arts Center of the Ozarks > Kiss Me, Kate July 14-16, 21-23 For more info, visit acozarks.org Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art > Chihuly: In the Gallery and In the Forest Through August 14 > Chihuly Saturday Nights Music Series: Handmade Moments July 1 > Chihuly Saturday Nights Music Series: Blue Sailor + Porchlight Symphony July 15 > Member Scoop: Bringing an Exhibition to Life August 31 For more info, visit crystalbridges.org Opera in the Ozarks > Mozart’s The Marriage of Figaro July 1, 6, 9*, 13, 19 > Carlisle Floyd’s Susannah July 2*, 7, 11, 15, 20 > Georges Bizet’s Carmen July 5, 8, 12, 14, 16*, 21 *Indicates Performance at Arend Arts Center in Bentonville For more info, visit opera.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.
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Listen Up! New Audiobooks at BTV Library The Butterfield Library has recently added 32 new audiobooks on CD to its collection. Audiobooks are perfect for readers with vision barriers, for hands-free listening while exercising or gardening, or during a long commute in the car. Here are some featured titles from the library’s new audio acquisitions: In Such Good Company, Carol Burnett personally narrates the backstories of how her television comedy show became America’s favorite in its run from 1967-1978. Also read aloud by author Fannie Flagg is her novel The AllGirl Filling Station’s Last Reunion. The premise: Mrs. Sookie Poole has successfully managed everything in her life. The only thing left to contend with is her ferocious mother. But when she uncovers a family secret about her mother’s past, this heroine gains new insights. One of America’s most significant yet dimly recalled presidents was a battle-hardened warrior, the founder of the Democratic Party, and the architect of the presidency as we know it. American Lion: Andrew Jackson by Jon Meacham is the story of one of our most unpredictable and uncouth presidents, who was both beloved and hated, venerated and reviled – and who rose from nothing to create the modern presidency. Author Kenneth C. Davis tells us everything we never knew about our nation’s bloodiest conflict in Don’t Know Much About the Civil War: Everything You Need to Know About America’s Greatest Conflict but Never Learned. From Jackie Kennedy to Michelle Obama and Melania Trump, author Kate Anderson Brower gives an intimate look at the true power brokers of 1600 Pennsylvania Avenue in First Women: The Grace and Power of America’s Modern First Ladies. All Summer Long by Dorothea Benton Frank features a famed Manhattan interior decorator whose clientele shrinks down to one insanely rich client and his wife, both prone to high society tantrums. The working class blues of a home repair carpenter, his son, his wife, and his mistress in a rundown mill town are at the core of Richard Russo’s Nobody’s Fool. A horrifying murder leads investigators to the address of an exclusive brothel that caters to Chicago’s most powerful citizens in the latest fiction by James Patterson, Black Book. In David Baldacci’s No Man’s Land, Special Agent John Puller pursues a case that will send him deep into his own troubled past.
Featured Village Events COMING IN JULY JULY 11 | 10am OLLI Classes Coming to BTV this Fall Butterfield and the Osher Lifelong Learning Institute at the University of Arkansas are partnering to bring OLLI classes and workshops to the BTV campus this fall. Upcoming speakers will include Dr. Art Hobson, physics professor emeritus, Arkansas DemocratGazette columnist John Brummett and more. OLLI provides affordable educational experiences to its members who are senior-aged adults exploring intellectual and cultural topics of interest. Today, join OLLI Director Josh Rainey for details on the 2017 OLLI schedule and membership benefits. Residents who don’t join OLLI can receive discounts for classes held at BTV. JULY 17 | 1:30pm Create a Succulent Garden of Your Own There is no doubt the succulent craze has taken over the floral and gardening world. The wonderful plants are appearing in everything from kitchen windowsills to walls, patios and refurbished windows. Easy-tocare-for succulents are hardy and vary in shapes and colors. Let the Fayetteville Garden Living crew assist you in creating a personal succulent arrangement using creative design techniques. Everything is provided except gloves, but you are welcome to bring your own ceramic pot or planter. Cost ranges from $20-$40pp. Refreshments will be served. Reservations are required by July 13.
Jumpsuit Jamey and the Mudbugs
COMING IN AUGUST AUGUST 3 | 3:30pm Tontitown Grape Festival The rich Italian history of Tontitown is alive and well at the 119th Tontitown Grape Festival, one of Arkansas’ oldest festivals. Join us as we stroll the arts and crafts booths and the carnival midway. The pasta is handmade and chicken breaded fresh for the homemade spaghetti dinners. Meet the Queen Concordia contestants, enjoy a serving of grape ice cream and enter the raffle for a new truck. You could be the lucky winner! AUGUST 10 | 4:30-7pm Cajun Crawl with Jumpsuit Jamey and the Mudbugs Let the good times roll at our bi-annual Cajun Crawl! Not only will the aromas and delicious food take your heart to the bayou, but you’ll be whisked away by the music with that famous Zydeco sound. Jamey Hall and his Mudbugs will be front and center with veteran guitarist Mike Rickard, Mark McGee on the frottoir, Robin Rues on the upright bass, master drummer Sid Simons, and Ray Palmer, fiddler extraordinaire. Don’t forget the Cajun dance lessons, too. Guests of residents are $10.50pp and require reservations. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between April 7, 2017, and June 9, 2017, from the following donors:
BEAUTIFICATION FUND • Mitsy Kellum in memory of Dorothy Young BEAUTIFICATION FUND (SENSORY GARDEN) • Richard & Ardith Wharry in memory of Jean Carrigan, Dorothy Young and Lottie Nast • Faye Crowell in memory of Dorothy Young • Polly Lancaster in memory of Dorothy Robinson • Beth Vaughan-Wrobel & Ken Steele in memory of Dorothy Robinson • Richard & Janet Roessler in memory of Dorothy Young CHAPEL FUND • Virginia Burdick in memory of Lottie Nast and Dorothy Robinson LIBRARY FUND • George & Elinor Osborn in memory of Dorothy Young • Ray & Penny Culver in memory of Dorothy Young and Dorothy Robinson • Carolyn Park in memory of Dr. Steven Neuse • Pat Parker in memory of Dr. Steven Neuse MEMORIALS • Shirley Chewning in memory of Lottie Nast and Dorothy Robinson • Jim & Diane Modisette in memory of Lottie Nast • Hugh & Martha Brewer in memory of Dorothy Young • Jim & Susan Rieff in memory of Dorothy Young • Wade Burnside in memory of Dorothy Young and Dr. Steven Neuse • Peter Sykes & Margie Farber in memory of Dorothy Young • Wade Burnside & Janet Baker in memory of Dorothy Robinson • Harris & Carol Sonnenberg in memory of Dorothy Robinson • Diane Wilson in memory of Glena Della Rutherford • Roy & Trish Ferrell in memory of Glena Della Rutherford • Jerry & Kay Brewer in memory of Dorothy Robinson • Barbara Brannan in memory of Dolores Carnes • John & Sally King in memory of Lottie Nast and Dr. Steven Neuse • Lloyd & Dorothy Seaton in memory of Dr. Steven Neuse and Dorothy Robinson MOVING MADE EASY • The Family of Floy Lawson • The Family of Dorothy Young • The Family of Glena Della Rutherford • Ludie Casey • The Family of Dolores Carnes • Ruth Ann Rowden SCHOLARSHIP FUND • Ron Younkin in honor of Forrest Creighton and Jessica Brown • Virginia Burdick in memory of Bill Shook 20 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Employee Scholarship Fund Reflects BTV’s Core Values Butterfield Trail Village offers several ways for residents to give back to staff members who work at the Village. One way is through the BTV Foundation’s Employee Scholarship Fund. The Employee Scholarship Fund provides financial assistance to BTV employees so they can take college level instruction or other educational courses at accredited institutions or from accredited providers. Giving to this fund offers a great opportunity for donors to help current employees who are trying to advance by successfully obtaining more education. This benefit is immeasurable in the sense that it not only provides financial assistance, but also a relief of stress for the employee, knowing that some of his or her tuition is subsidized by the foundation. The application process is managed by the Foundation Scholarship Committee, consisting of both BTV leadership and foundation members. Employees are eligible to apply after working at Butterfield for at least one year, and any monies awarded are paid directly to the school or institution. After the courses are completed or after graduation, employees are required to continue working at Butterfield for at least another year; if they leave before then, they are responsible for paying back the scholarship money. The Employee Scholarship Fund is another example of how BTV works hand in hand with its employees to help them develop professionally and create fulfilling lifelong opportunities.
Butterfield Residents Inducted into Fayetteville Hall of Greats Brunners, Lashley Among Seven Honored in Athletics A Butterfield couple and a former Butterfield resident, board member and longtime Village friend were inducted into the 2017 Fayetteville High School Hall of Greats.
Bill and Carol Brunner and the late David Lashley were among a group of seven who were inducted in the Hall of Greats at a ceremony in April. The Hall of Greats recognizes those who have shown outstanding leadership and dedication in supporting athletics at Fayetteville High School, or who have played a role in athletic victories or championships for the Bulldogs. Honorees include former players, coaches, fans and supporters.
The other 2017 Hall of Great inductees are NBA player and former Razorback basketball standout Ronnie Brewer, college basketball coach Gail Striegler, dedicated supporter Phil Stewart and former high school athlete Robert Wilkes. The Brunners were pioneers of the Fayetteville Bulldogs athletic department in the ‘70s. Bill Brunner was a devoted coach and assistant principal and started the women’s track program at Fayetteville High School. He was the “Voice of the Bulldogs” for years, broadcasting the many sporting events hosted on campus. Carol Brunner coached women’s gymnastics, basketball and cheer teams for several
David Lashley (left)
years. She introduced women’s gymnastics and basketball programs to the Fayetteville campus. Lashley was a decorated Fayetteville football player who went on to Bill Brunner play for the Razorbacks. A dedicated supporter, you could find Lashley in the stands, rain or shine, at nearly every high school sporting event. Although he was a busy accountant in the area, it is said that even during the peak of tax season, Lashley would be seen carrying his briefcase on his way to support his Bulldogs.
Lashley Family at the April Ceremony
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Meet Your BTV Staff NAME AND POSITION: Dave Marks: Move-in Coordinator, extraordinaire! HOW LONG AT BTV: Seven-and-a-half years. DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO: As a team member in the Marketing Department, it is my job to work with each new resident who moves into Butterfield, making sure that their concerns are addressed and kept at the forefront. I work with residents on selections for their property renovations, i.e. paint, flooring and fixtures, and ensure the job is done to their specifications. WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? I really enjoy the teamwork in our office, and I like the fact that no two days here are ever the same. HOMETOWN: I was born and raised in Little Rock, but moved to Fayetteville in 1997 and have claimed it as home ever since. I have also lived in Albuquerque, N.M, throughout the Eagle Valley in Colorado, in Mammoth Lakes, Calif., and in Coeur d’Alene, Idaho.
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FAMILY: I am married to Tami Marks, who is one of the top coordinators in the country for Colonial Life Insurance, and we have one son, Oliver, who is 4 and in his last year at the Jean Tyson Child Development Center on the University of Arkansas campus. INTERESTS AND HOBBIES? We are diehard baseball fans, and I really enjoy cooking, disc golf, making sure the weekends count, and every once in a long while ‘playing’ a round of golf.
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