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Out & About
Ozark Wine Country
Board Member Q&A David K. Williams
Employee Spotlight Susan Willis
The 2018-19 Season Continues at Walton Arts Center Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Paul Haas, Music Director
MARCH 9 Masterworks III: Bach & Beethoven Christopher Cerrone, High Windows Bach, Concerto for Two Violins Zsolt Eder and Miho Oda Sakon, violins Beethoven, Symphony No. 2
MAY 4 Masterworks IV: The Rite of Spring Revueltas, Sensemayá
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Tchaikovsky, Variations on a Rococo Theme Edgar Moreau, cello Stravinsky, The Rite of Spring
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Contents 4 From the CEO
6 Feature Profile Susan Meadows 9 Village Newcomer Q+A Ann Marie Ziegler 9 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors 10 UA News Polo Club Brings Home Win 11 Living Spaces John and Tamara Gilmour 12 Employee Spotlight Susan Willis 14 Village Snapshots
16 Out & About Ozark Wine Country 17 Walton Arts Center Lively Spring Lineup 18 Library News 19 Featured Village Events 21 Board Member Q&A David K. Williams 21 Foundation News University of the Ozarks Concert
22 Fitness Why Exercise? Residents Weigh In
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VOL. 8 ISSUE 2 MARCH + APRIL 2019
From the CEO: A Thanks to Mike Jones
Quintin Trammell CEO MARKETING Melinda Silva Director of Marketing Dave Marks Move-In Coordinator
Elise Lorene Marketing Coordinator
PROGRAMS Riki Stamps Director of Programs & Events Michael Burks Asst. Director of Programs & Events RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION 2019 Council Members John King, President Ron Hanson, Vice President Roy Clinton, Secretary Tim Schatzman, Past President Ellen Compton, Ed Piper, Neely Barnett, Carol Sonnenberg, Charles Sego, Ginger Crippen, Geri Bender, Roy Penney BOARD OF DIRECTORS Jacqui Brandli, President Kim Chapman, Vice President Bill Shackelford, Secretary Howard Higgins, Treasurer Kim Brawner, Larry Hanley, Ann Henry, Sara Koenig, Bernard Madison, Mark McNair, David Williams, Jim Wood, Kyle Jenner, Emeritus
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Mike Jones with Jacqui Brandli
Spring brings a renewal to Mother Earth and her inhabitants. With that reminder of rebirth and promised future, I must also reflect on how we got to this point at Butterfield. One of the most influential people to our Village community over the last decade has been Mike Jones.
Mike concluded his tenure as president of the BTV Board of Directors this past December. He came to us both as a family member and founding church member. His grandmother was a Butterfield resident, and his family has been a cornerstone of First Baptist Church in Fayetteville for generations. Mike tells a great story of how David Lashley, former board member and longtime Village friend, asked him to serve on the marketing subcommittee back in 2008, promising it would only take a couple of hours a month. Mike still chuckles at that story. Fortunately, he caught on quickly to the ins and outs of BTV and became both a valued ally to the marketing team and to the board. Mike was quickly elected president of the BTV Board of Directors in 2012 and served until the end of 2018. During those instrumental years, Mike helped develop and manage Butterfield’s five-year plan, which included building the Assisted Living Cottage and the Aquatic and Wellness Center, the renovation of the Health Care Center and apartment hallways, and the construction of the new BTV Commons Center. Even when it seemed like he had no time to take on an extra position, Mike stepped up to lead the BTV Foundation, accepting the role of Foundation board president. He now works to educate the Village on the great works being performed by the BTV Foundation. I have complete faith that Mike is going to lead the BTV Foundation to new successes over the next few years. He left the Board of Directors in great hands, with new President Jacqui Brandli at the helm. However, I encourage all of you to join me in thanking Mike for his selfless service to BTV as board president. His leadership has made a lasting impact on the Village and many lives for years to come. Quintin Trammell Chief Executive Officer
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Photos by Keith Branch
Susan Meadows Putting Faith and Family First
Every day, Butterfield resident Susan Meadows drives to the care center where her father-in-law lives and spends time visiting the 99-year-old and helping him with daily tasks. She stops by his mailbox, then sits at the kitchen table and opens his mail with him piece-by-piece. She helps buy the supplies that he needs, and even reads the sports section of the newspaper before each visit so she can talk to Jack Meadows about his favorite subject. 6 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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The Meadows family has always been close and supportive of each other. So showing kindness, care and compassion to her husband’s father is something that comes naturally. “Anytime the grandchildren or great-grandchildren are visiting him, he’s a happy camper,” Susan said with a chuckle. “But he’ll take me in a pinch.” When Susan and her late husband, Bill, were first starting out, his parents Jack and Jane, and her mother, Charlestine, all went out of their way to help the young couple. Jack Meadows helped his son take the initial steps to launch a successful career as a developer. Bill went on to open Summerhill Racquet Club and Stonebridge Meadows Golf Club and Subdivision, both of which he and Susan operated for many years.
“Bill and I always appreciated the support of our families,” Susan said. “When our children were young, their grandparents spent time with them and delightfully spoiled them. As they grew, it was a privilege to have their grandparents living in Fayetteville.”
After college, he joined the Navy, and the couple lived in various parts of the country: in Newport, R.I., while Bill attended Officer Candidate Training; in Port Hueneme, Calif., while he completed Civil Engineer Corps Officers School; and in Pensacola, Fla., where he served at a naval air station. It was in Florida that the couple’s oldest child Bill Jr. was born.
“I think that intergenerational activities strengthen the family bond,” she added. “The older generation shares stories of the past that are invaluable to the younger children, and the older folks were always energized.”
After Bill served for three years in the Navy, the couple returned to Fayetteville. It was one of the best decisions they ever made, but a piece of their hearts remained in the Sunshine State — at Walt Disney World to be exact — a destination that Bill and Susan would return to again and again.
A TEAM SPORT Susan Metcalf was born and raised in Crossett, Ark. In high school, she belonged to the Eaglettes — a pep squad that cheered at football and basketball games. During her senior year, she invited a handsome junior to an Eaglettes dance. Bill Meadows couldn’t attend because, as a member of the basketball team, he had a curfew. But he later invited her on a “Coke date” at the Tulip Queen. Bill’s family originally hailed from Texas, where sports — especially football — are a way of life. He loved most sports and would eventually pass down his talent for playing them to his and Susan’s two children (daughter Mary Jane played tennis, and Bill Jr. played golf). “Bill was a Texas Longhorn fan because his mom and dad attended college at the University of Texas,” Susan said. “I learned early on that if Bill was going to be my boyfriend, I was going to have to like to sports.”
THEIR HAPPY PLACE Back in Fayetteville, they welcomed their second child, Mary Jane, and Bill, who’d earned an MBA at UA, began talking about opening a business. In 1978, he and Susan opened Summerhill Racquet Club, a private tennis club in Fayetteville, which they operated with much success until 2016. However, Bill’s true passion was to own/operate a golf course, and by the early ‘90s those plans were in motion. Susan and her late husband Bill Meadows
“God had tucked faith and hope into our hearts. And I am thankful he showed us how to walk and grow together as a couple, because when you have that kind of faith and hope, it gets you through a lot.”
When they were dating in Crossett, Susan would walk with Bill on a nearby golf course and watch as he played for hours. Sports — golf in particular — would be a fortuitous theme during the couple’s nearly 50-year marriage. They were married in 1968 and as newlyweds lived near the University of Arkansas. Susan already had a degree in education with a minor in English and taught French at Springdale High School while Bill finished his degree in Industrial Engineering.
He purchased acreage east of Fayetteville owned by the Goff Family Farm. In 1997, Stonebridge Meadows Golf Course opened as an 18-hole facility designed by well-known golf course architect Randy Heckenkemper. Surrounded by the housing subdivision, Stonebridge Meadows quickly earned a reputation for its breathtaking scenic views, superb conditions, excellent guest services and Southern hospitality.
Opening Stonebridge was exciting and a blessing in their lives, but operating a golf course was a lot of responsibility, too. One year they had an ice storm that wiped out the greens. Susan was Bill’s support and they worked together as a team. “When we started it was Bill, our first golf pro Bill Agler, and the course superintendent John Streachek,” she said. “God couldn’t have put together a better group of men.”
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things we thought we needed, we didn’t. What was important was our relationship with God.” As their marriage grew, their mutual faith in God deepened. They studied the Bible together, and attended church and Bible Study Fellowship classes for many years. Their trips to Disney World continued, too, and grew to include their grandchildren – Mary Jane and husband Roger Bryles’ daughters, Sophie and Lily, who are 11 and 9. Bill and Susan’s last trip there was in April 2016 one month before he died. “God had tucked faith and hope into our hearts,” Susan said. “And I am thankful he showed us how to walk and grow together as a couple, because when you have that kind of faith and hope, it gets you through a lot.” Susan moved to Butterfield in 2017. She remains a member of Sequoyah United Methodist Church, where she and Bill attended, and where she fills in occasionally as a pianist. She attends the BTV Bible Study, which is led by Village residents Mike and Susan Cruse. Not only do members study God’s word, but they share concerns, pray for each other during the week, and lend a helping hand to those who need assistance.
With family at Disney World
“Bill had the business acumen and I helped in any way I could – cleaning bathrooms, buying supplies at Sam’s, helping stuff newsletters,” Susan said. “I think he really appreciated having me lessen his load as best I could. We enjoyed working together, no matter what the venture was.” TUCKED IN THEIR HEARTS Susan and Bill started vacationing at Disney World in Orlando, Fla., when their children were young, and returned many times as empty nesters. They bought into the Disney Vacation Club and enjoyed visiting all four theme parks: Magic Kingdom, Epcot, Disney’s Hollywood Studios and the Animal Kingdom Park. On one of the Florida visits, they heard a pastor named R.C. Sproul deliver a sermon while they attended church services at St. Andrew’s Chapel in nearby Sanford, Fla. “R.C. Sproul’s sermons really made an impact on our lives, the way he handled God’s Word,” Susan said. “I’d always gone to church, but it wasn’t until later in our marriage that I knew the applications of the Bible. Bill and I discovered that the worldly
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“I love the people here,” she said of Butterfield. “All of my hall neighbors have been family from the beginning – kind and caring. I’ve become reacquainted with dear friends from my hometown, Crossett, and have made many new friends, too.”
Village Newcomer Q+A
Anniversaries March Anniversaries Charles & Faye Kittrell
Getting to Know Ann Marie Ziegler When did you move to Butterfield? My official move in was in mid-September 2018 but because of a planned trip with friends to New York City, I started living here in early October. Where are you from? I grew up in Chicago and attended college there. Lived two years in South Bend, Ind., and four years in Clemson, South Carolina. My husband and I moved to Fayetteville in 1973 when he accepted a job teaching economics at the University of Arkansas. What did you do before retirement? Until my children were in school, I was a stay-at-home mom. I had been a high school math teacher before children, so I applied to the math department at the University of Arkansas to teach lower level math courses in 1980. I left there in 1990 to teach at Ramay Junior High and Fayetteville High School for five years. In 1995, I returned to the university to teach Finite Math until I retired in 2008. Do you have children and grandchildren? I have two children. My daughter Kathleen is married and lives in Brooklyn with my only grandchild Milo who is 10. My son Michael is also married and lives here in Fayetteville.
Paul & Martha Westberg
Earl & Phyllis Eddins
Don & Linda Hayes
Richard & Ardith Wharry
Lloyd & Dorothy Seaton
April Anniversaries Phil & Jackie Phillips
George & Elly Osborn
Don & Claudette Hunnicutt
New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Pat Parsons Gary & Adella Gray Lou & Trisha Beland
Why did you choose Butterfield? I chose Butterfield because I like the independent lifestyle as I age with the security of having care if and when I need it. My husband had a cycling accident, which left him in a wheelchair for five years. None of us knows what path we will have to take as our life continues. I appreciate that as I age, Butterfield will be there to help make the transition easier for me and my family.
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UA Polo Club Brings Home Win By Kenley Bramall Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences The Polo Club at the University of Arkansas participated in its first official competition with the U.S. Polo Association’s Intercollegiate Fall Fandango in November. Both the men and women’s teams, made up of students across campus, were represented with the men defeating Oklahoma State University. A typical polo team has three players, but the men’s team was short a player for the tournament and instead of substituting, played two against three and won a 14-11 victory. The Polo Club is housed in the UA’s Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Science’s Department of Animal Science, along with the equine science program. The men’s team consists of John Hand, Robson Macartney, Brandon Oates and Lucas Johnson, while Lauren Crow, Hannah Banderob, Reilly Donovan and Anissa Edwards make up the women’s team. The teams are coached by Mike Hooper, Kathi Jogan and Robert Koehler. Koehler is a polo professional 10 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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and manager of the NWA Polo Club. Jogan is an animal science faculty member, and Hooper — the club’s primary advisor — is with the registrar’s office. “NWA Polo is very involved in United States Polo Association activities, and collegiate teams must partner with a USPA recognized club, engage with a certified polo instructor and have access to qualified horses,” Hooper said. “NWA Polo fills this need and, in turn, our members enjoy seeing young adults discover and excel in polo.” Although he was unable to attend the Fall Fandango, Hooper was excited about the team’s victory. “We knew the men’s team would be competitive given the experience and talent of the players,” Hooper said. “Everyone was thrilled to see them perform so well, even playing a man short. They almost won their second match, too, but learned a lot about strategy for future tournaments.” The teams practice at the NWA Polo Farm and at the Benton County Fairgrounds. A polo exhibition was held at the Pauline Whitaker Animal Science Center last year and the club hopes to host another event in the future. Both teams are looking for additional members and supporters, no experience necessary. Horse ownership is not required. For inquiries, contact Hooper at firstname.lastname@example.org.
A shelf is styled with pottery from Venice, Italy, and near Beaver Lake, Arkansas.
Living Spaces The charm of soft neutrals in the master bedroom is unmissable.
Earth tones create harmony and continuity between the walls, furniture and floors.
Earthy & Minimalist The Apartment of John & Tamara Gilmour
They chose ultra quiet appliances and a custom shelving option for the kitchen.
True to their paired down sense of style, the Gilmoursâ&#x20AC;&#x2122; Deluxe Apartment caters to the minimalist. Customized for convenience without sacrificing style, even their third-floor location is intentional: it yields the sunset views they crave. Biking on Mud Creek Trail, which links to the BTV campus, or lifting weights and swimming laps at the Wellness & Aquatic Center are perfect amenities for the uber-active pair. Photos by Keith Branch
The kitchen/dining room area features the essentials, clear of any clutter.
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Meet Your BTV Staff NAME: Susan Willis POSITION: Transition Social Worker HOW LONG AT BTV: Since August 2017 EDUCATION: Bachelor of Science with a major in Social Work and a minor in Gerontology DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO: As the Transition Social Worker, I assist residents who are in transition either from home to the hospital or from the hospital back to the Health Care Center, if needed. I work with the residents, their spouses and their families during the transition process. I also provide all case management needs for residents who are temporarily in Health Care, Special Care or Assisted Living. WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? It is a privilege getting to meet and know residents and to be with them on their journey. WHAT DO YOU TAKE PRIDE AT WORK? The Health Care Interdisciplinary Team! PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: Prior to joining the Butterfield team, I worked as a Care Manager for Humana at Home providing intensive case management for high-risk individuals transitioning from hospital to home. I have also worked for the Area Agency on Aging, the Division of Children and Family Services with the Department of Human Services Investigations Unit, and as a Renal Social Worker with DaVita and Regional Kidney Centers. HOMETOWN/BACKGROUND: I grew up in Bennington, Nebraska, and attended the University of Nebraska-Kearney on a track and field scholarship. Following college I attended graduate school at the University of Tennessee at Memphis and worked as a flight attendant for Northwest Airlines to pay my way. FAMILY: I am married and will celebrate my 30-year anniversary with my husband Jim this May. We
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have raised two sons and two daughters. This past summer we celebrated two marriages and now have a new son-in-law and daughter-in-law. Recently my parents and two siblings have moved to Northwest Arkansas and we feel blessed to have more family to enjoy. INTERESTS AND HOBBIES: Bible Study Fellowship, home improvement projects with my husband, antiques, reading, traveling, cooking and family.
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BTV recognized employees for years of service at the annual employee holiday party. Top left Roxxanne Truett, 10 years of service; top right (l to r) Darcie Stamps, Phyllis Lerner, Chad Robertson, Tina Wilson, Tavon Daniels, Rhonda Stamps and Jessica Durisseau, five years of service; middle right (l to r) Jo Owens, Darcel Ferguson, and Patricia Mwariri, 15 years of service. Bottom left: Marketing Sales Counselor Dana Davis said goodbye to BTV after eight years, returning to her native Texas to be closer to family. She will be missed! 14 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Out & About
Ozark Wine Country is Ripe for Sipping Did you know that Arkansas’ wine heritage stretches back to the late 1800’s? Here in Northwest Arkansas, commercial winemaking took root when families who emigrated from Italy, Germany and France found the climate favorable to growing grapes. The Ozark Mountain region, encompassing Northwest Arkansas, has the climate, soil and elevation that are ideal for the wine-making process. Today, the rich tradition of grape growing and winemaking is alive and well at family owned vineyards and small operations that produce exceptional wines. Many offer stunning scenery, dining choices, history and tradition, and a variety of live entertainment, too.
Keels Creek Winery
Taldo House built in 1917 and offers complimentary wine tastings seven days a week. All wines are made onsite from local Tontitown grapes. During your visit, be sure to stop by the history room to learn more about the wine making Italians who founded and prospered this town. Visit tontitownwinery.com. Keels Creek Winery Keels Creek Winery in Eureka Springs produces wine from its own vineyards and other Arkansasgrown grapes. Selections include primarily dry white and red wines and lightly sweet wines. The Keels Creek tasting room is housed in a Spanish-style building that is also an art gallery featuring the work of regional artists. Visit keelscreek.com.
Sassafras Springs Vineyard & Winery
Sassafras Springs Vineyard & Winery Nestled in a peaceful valley, Sassafras Springs in Springdale offers a variety of delightful experiences such as award-winning wine selections, craft beer and a full dining menu. Tour the Chapel Ruins on the vineyard grounds, or enjoy an afternoon on the shaded deck sipping wine and enjoying live entertainment. What was a milk barn 50 years ago is now the home of the rustic tasting room, which has a covered patio and fireplace. Visit sassafrasspringsvineyard.com.
Railway Winery & Vineyards Take a scenic drive to Eureka Springs to find this small farm winery along the route of the historic Missouri & Northern Arkansas Railroad. Railway Winery utilizes 12 different varieties of grapes and several farm-fresh fruits to produce artisan wines. It offers locally made jellies, coffees and wine accessories. Visit railwaywinery.com.
Tontitown Winery The art of wine making has been passed down through the generations of the Ranalli family since 1923. The Tontitown Winery is housed in the historic Tontitown Winery 16 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Arts & Entertainment
Walton Arts Center
Highlighted Happenings in NWA
Lively Spring Lineup at Walton Arts Center
Shakespearian comedy, irresistible Broadway and critically acclaimed jazz and blues are just some of the show stopping productions coming to Walton Arts Center this spring. Walton Arts Center welcomes one of the best organ jazz trios of the past two decades when the Peter Bernstein, Larry Goldings & Bill Stewart Trio takes the stage at Starr Theater on Friday, March 15. The trio is recognized for charting new ground with its hard-swinging, yet thoughtful music. The subtle and intricate way the trio converses musically is something jazz enthusiasts won’t want to miss! Called “a little slice of heaven” by Entertainment Weekly, Broadway musical Waitress tells the story of an expert pie maker/waitress who dreams of a way out of her small town and loveless marriage. A baking contest and the town’s new doctor may be her chance at a fresh start, while her fellow waitresses offer their own recipes for happiness. This irresistible hit features original music and lyrics by six-time Grammy nominee Sara Bareilles. Showing April 9-13. Onetime member of the Steve Miller Band, Grammy Award-winning Boz Scaggs plays blue-eyed soul, rock and blues with stylistic mastery. Topping Billboard’s music charts throughout his five-decade career, Scaggs will perform his newest album Out of the Blues at Walton Arts Center on Sunday, April 7. One of Shakespeare’s most beloved and witty comedies comes to vivid life when the Aquila Theatre Company presents A Midsummer Night’s Dream on Saturday, March 16. The modern, classically trained Aquila troupe delivers a signature style full of beautiful movement, music, song and some of the finest Shakespearean acting today.
Walton Arts Center > Gretchen Peters March 7 > One Night of Queen March 14 > You and Me and the Space Between March 28 > Dark Sisters March 29-30 > Janoska Ensemble March 29 > Jay Leno March 30 > Monterey Jazz Festival 60th Anniversary Tour March 31 > The Edge Effect April 5 > VoiceJam Acapella Competition April 6 > Benny Green Trio with Veronica Swift April 19 > Joan Baez April 20 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org Symphony of Northwest Arkansas > Masterworks III: Bach & Beethoven March 9 For more info, visit sonamusic.org TheatreSquared > The Wolves Through March 24 For more info, visit theatre2.org University of Ark. Faulkner Performing Arts Center > The Other Mozart March 7 > Rahim Alhaj Trio April 19 > Ilya Yakushev featuring dancer Lindsey Strok April 26 For more info, visit faulkner.uark.edu/events
For more March and April productions at Walton Arts Center, and to purchase tickets and for more info, visit waltonartscenter.org. Boz Scaggs
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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Broaden Your Book List at BTV Library Delve into comedy, adventure and intrigue at the BTV Library this season. New titles feature heroic world war rescues, the perilous adventure of a dog’s 400-mile journey home, the memoir of an American power broker, and gripping murder mysteries unraveled by quirkiest of characters, including a short, shabby priest! Beneath a Scarlet Sky: A Novel by Mark Sullivan tells the story of Pino Lella, a typical Italian teenager obsessed with music, food, and girls, and who wants nothing to do with the war or the Nazis. But when his family home in Milan is destroyed by Allied bombs, Pino joins an underground railroad that helped thousands of Italian Jews escape German death camps. Ghost Soldiers: The Epic Account of WWII’s Greatest Rescue Mission by Hampton Sides tells how on Jan. 28, 1945, 121 hand-selected U.S. troops slipped behind enemy lines in the Philippines. Their mission? To march 30 rugged miles to rescue 513 POWs languishing in a hellish camp, among them the last survivors of the infamous Bataan Death March. In his autobiography, You Can’t Go Wrong by Doing Right: How a Child of Poverty Rose to the White House and Helped Change the World, post-World War II political adviser and social activist Robert J. Brown tells of his important role in gaining powerful support for Civil Rights. In Foreign Deceit by Jeff Carson, detective Sgt. David Wolf treks to Italy to find out how and why his brother has been killed. The shocking death of a young woman leads Detective Dave Robicheaux into the dark corners of Hollywood, the mafia and the backwoods of Louisiana in The New Iberia Blues by James Lee Burke. The Father Brown Mysteries by G.K. Chesterton (in large print) is a collection of original stories about the fictional Roman Catholic priest, on which the popular English PBS series is based. In What Have You Done by Matthew Farrell a Philadelphia forensic examiner comes across the mutilated corpse of a former lover, and discovers he has no memory of what he did the night of the murder. Finally, a lost canine travels 400 miles through the Colorado wilderness to get back in A Dog’s Way Home by W. Bruce Cameron.
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Featured Village Events COMING IN MARCH March 1 | 5:30pm CAJUN MARDI GRAS CELEBRATION Get ready to let the good times roll at this costumed, beaded and feathered event loaded with Cajun fun! Indulge in a delectable dinner featuring our first shrimp and crawfish boil, piping hot gumbo, King Cake and other Cajun specialties. Jumpsuit Jamey & The Can’t Wait to Play Boys will take Jumpsuit Jamey & The Can’t Wait to Play Boys the stage and heat up the dance floor with their authentic Zydeco sound. Free for residents; guests are $10.50pp. March 3-5 VILLAGE TOURS WINTER GETAWAY: THE QUAPAW NATION IN THE 21ST CENTURY Join us for an exclusive Village Tours winter getaway to explore the welcoming culture of the Quapaw Nation. We’ll travel to the Four Corners Downstream Casino and Resort region of northeastern Oklahoma and journey through centuries of Quapaw history, tribal custom, food and indigenous art. Enjoy a traditional welcome dinner, presentations, song and dance, artifacts and pottery, and a guided tour of the Tribal Museum in Quapaw, Okla. From our home base at Downstream Casino and Resort, indulge in stylish, contemporary lodging with delicious dining options and the Née Spa. Deadline to register is Friday, March 1. Contact the Programs and Events Department at (479) 695-8073 or email@example.com.
COMING IN APRIL April 4 | 7pm RIDERS ON THE ORPHAN TRAIN WITH AUTHOR ALISON MOORE Few people today know much about the largest child migration in U.S. history. Between 1854 and 1929 some 250,000 orphans and unwanted children were taken out of New York City and given away at train stations Riders on the Orphan Train across America, including in Northwest Arkansas. Join Alison Moore, awardwinning author of Riders on the Orphan Train, and Phil Lancaster as they present this historical event through music and story.
March 11 | 7pm BUTTERFIELD TRAIL VILLAGE FOUNDATION PRESENTS: TATIANA R. MANN The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation proudly presents powerhouse pianist Tatiana R. Mann in concert with Kiril Laskarov. Mann, a soloist and recitalist who has appeared across North America and Europe, is recognized by the BBC as “formidable… both accurate and with rarely seen joy.” She’s been heard on NPR’s Performance Today, and her recording of the original big-band version of Gershwin’s “Rhapsody in Blue” was featuring on the album, Jazz Nocturne – American Concertos of the Jazz Age. Joining Mann this evening is violinist Kiril Laskarov, who is in this 20th season as a concertmaster with the Arkansas Symphony Orchestra. 5:30pm Pre-Concert Wine and Cheese Social LB
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Foundation News The Butterfield Trail Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between December 5, 2018, and February 4, 2019, from the following donors:
Beautification Fund • Kenneth & Beth VaughanWrobel Steele in honor of Earlene Henry Donations • Jimmy & Gaye Cypert • Sylvia Yancey Health Care Center Fund • Anonymous • Sylvia Yancey • Chuck & Donna Horne in memory of Doug Dobbyn • Beth Vaughan-Wrobel Steele in honor of Kenneth Steele’s birthday Honors/Memorials • Tom & Linda Townsend in memory of Doug Dobbyn • Roy & Butch Clinton in memory of Doug Dobbyn Moving Made Easy • Bill & Ayleen Bequette • Anne Vandergriff • Lela Culpepper • Constance Nunnally Music and Performance Fund • Elizabeth Howick • James & Pat Siemens in memory of Jerry Ratzlaff Scholarship Fund • Anonymous • Polly Lancaster in honor of Linda Hayes, Judy Doyle, Ann & Jim Newman and Shirley Chewning • Polly Lancaster in memory of Lyna Lee Montgomery, Jerol Garrison, Doug Dobbyn and Leroy Reese
Meet Your Village Board Q&A with BTV Board Member David K. Williams For more than three decades, Butterfield Trail Village has represented the pinnacle of premier retirement living in Northwest Arkansas. This is due in large part to the efforts of a dedicated group of BTV Board members working for and alongside Village residents and staff. This is part of a series of Q&As introducing Butterfield LIFE readers to the newest members of the BTV Board of Directors who began serving in 2019.
Q: Where did you grow up and how long have you and your family been in Northwest Arkansas? A: I was born in Springfield, Mo., and, with the exception of the first two years of high school in Russellville, Ark., I lived in Missouri until I graduated from college. After serving in the U.S. Navy as a flight and intelligence officer for five years during the early Vietnam era and, living in Texas for 25 years, my wife Joy, who I had met and married after my graduate school days at Baylor University, and I moved to Northwest Arkansas in 1993. Q: Tell us about your profession: A: Except for a 14-year period as a regional manager with Terminix, I have been in the insurance and investment business since 1968 in both the Dallas-Fort Worth area and in NWA. Currently, I am an investment advisor/certified financial planner with The Point Financial Group in Springdale, with whom I have been associated for the last 15 years. Q: What is your academic background? A: Bachelor of Arts degree from William Jewell College in Liberty, Mo., and graduate work at Baylor University. Q: Tell us about your family: A: My wife Joy and I have three daughters, two who live in NWA with their families and one who lives in the Washington, D.C., area. We have five grandchildren; three live in NWA and two in the D.C. area. Joy is very active in both CEO (a non-profit organization sponsored by a number of area churches to provide financial support and ministry to needy individuals and families), and First Baptist Church, Fayetteville. Q: When were you elected to the Board, and how did you come to serve? A: I am coming on the BTV Board of Directors for the first time in 2019 and am excited about the opportunity to serve Butterfield in this capacity.
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Q: Why is Butterfield important to you? A: As the only Life Plan Retirement Community in NWA, BTV fulfills a vital need for senior adults in this region. And, as a board member, it is important for me to remember that the Village community looks to the Board of Directors, the BTV Foundation Board, various committees and Village support staff to continue to earn the trust that residents have placed in them financially, physically and spiritually. Q: What special positions do you hold on the Board and do you serve on any committees? A: I have served on the BTV Finance Committee for the last two years and the BTV Foundation Board for the last year. Q: Are there any specific areas of focus for you as a Board member? A: My primary committee assignment is to the BTV Finance Committee, which draws on my financial experience of over 30 years and gives me an in-depth understanding of the needs facing BTV going forward. Q: What would you like protentional residents to know about Butterfield? A: That BTV residents are cared for like family by both by the administrative and service staff, and by each other. Q: What sets Butterfield apart, in your opinion? A: As the only Life Plan Retirement Community in NWA, it has, since inception, been the model for all of Arkansas in how to bring retired people
of all ages and backgrounds Spotlight together, in one community, to live and play together during the senior years of their lives. This culture encourages residents to not just age together but live fulfilling lives together. The number of activities and opportunities to serve and enjoy each other at BTV is unbelievable. Q: As a Board member, what message do you have for current Village residents? A: I encourage all current Village residents to embrace and support changes that will come as BTV continues to evolve in the future. Q: Besides BTV, do you serve on any other boards or committees? A: I currently serve on the stewardship committee at First Baptist Church, Fayetteville, and the board of directors for Ventures for Christ, which is a ministry of H.D. McCarty, former pastor of University Baptist Church, Fayetteville. Q: Do you have any favorite hobbies or pastimes? A: I really donâ&#x20AC;&#x2122;t have any traditional hobbies but enjoy watching Razorback games, reading, visiting in hospitals and nursing homes and meeting regularly with each of our three grandchildren who live in NWA to mentor them to apply scripture to make their lives more meaningful for themselves, their families and most importantly, their personal relationship with God.
U of O Chamber Singers to Perform The University of the Ozarks Chamber Singers will present a special performance at Butterfield Trail Village on Saturday, April 6. Under the direction of Dr. Jonathan Ledger, assistant professor of music, and accompanied by Bethany Qualls, adjunct instructor of piano, the Chamber Singers is the premiere auditioned touring group of the University of the Ozarks, a private college in Clarksville. The BTV concert will feature selections from â&#x20AC;&#x153;E Pluribus Unumâ&#x20AC;? (Out of Many, One), which celebrates the diverse cultures and musical genres that are a hallmark of our nation. After the BTV concert, the Chamber Singers will launch a tour of program across eastern Arkansas and Tennessee. Showtime is 3 p.m. at the Performance Hall.
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Earlene Henry at the Aquatic Center.
Mal Krim during a workout.
Light cardio with Bocce ball.
Nancy Garner rides on campus.
BTV Residents Tell How Fitness Improves their Daily Lives Whether you like what you see in the mirror, or you’re motivated by the long-term health benefits, there’s no debating the value of exercise. It helps control weight, regulates blood sugar, supports a healthy heart and mind, and makes you feel great! Here, Village residents share how exercise does their body and mind good. “I feel my whole body is stronger.” – Doris Marks “I had rotator cuff surgery and with physical therapy and exercise class I am back to normal.” – Beverly George
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“Exercise gives me the incentive to do better with handling problems that arise in life.” – Joe Selzer “Taking part in (fitness) classes helps me physically and mentally. The comradery is good for the soul.” – Grace Donahoe MARCH + APRIL 2019
“Helps me keep trim, makes me feel good and gives me energy.” – Bobby Marks “Gives me a chance to move my body more and have fun social interactions.” – Mitsy Kellum “I enjoy outdoor activities, such as backpacking, hiking, kayaking, and riding my bicycle. I think it is extremely important to keep the muscles flexible and strong. Also, I keep my weight under control.” – Nancy Garner “Exercise is helping my confidence and improving my balance!” – Judy Ingels
“It is making me feel better. No more aches and pains.” – Mal Krim “My body revolts when I do not exercise. It is essential for my wellbeing.” – Jim Hunt “It energizes me.” – Louise Painter “Clears the cobwebs from my brain – I feel better.” – Earlene Henry “Tightens my abs.” – Bill Morris “I love working with my personal trainer who has individualized my program, improved my strength and flexibility and always manages to lift my spirits.” – Sandy White
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