Butterfield LIFE May + June 2016

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Jerry Ratzlaff Out & About: 7th Annual Artosphere Festival

Board Member Q&A: Bettie Lu Lancaster

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Groundbreaking Ceremony for Commons Expansion


Feature Profile: Jerry Ratzlaff


Healthy Hydration with Watermelon

10 Village Newcomers Jim and Ann Newman 10 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors


11 Living Spaces The Home of Ken and Beth Steele 12 UA Alumni News 2016 Class of Razorback Classics 14 Village Snapshots 16 Out & About 7th Annual Artosphere Festival 17 Walton Arts Center 2016-17 Broadway Series 18 Library News 19 Featured Village Events 20 Foundation News 20 Foundation Giving

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22 Meet Your Village Board Getting to Know Bettie Lu Lancaster


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From the CEO May flowers are in abundant bloom and it is evident at our beautiful Butterfield campus. This is a time of new beginnings with graduations, weddings and gatherings of family and friends. The surrounding Ozarks are alive with the rebirth of nature and easing into the longer, blissful summer days ahead.

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 2016 Council Members Carl Koffler, President Larry Hanley, Vice President Jerol Garrison, Secretary Larry Masters, Immediate Past President Michelle Utterson, Ron Hanson, Carolyn Park, Ruth Ann Rodwen, Carol Sonnenberg, Genie Donovan, Mort Gitelman BOARD OF DIRECTORS Mike Jones, President Bruce Johanson, Vice President Steve Sisco, Treasurer Howard Higgins, Secretary Jim Webster, Sara Koenig, Jacquelyn Brandli Lewis Epley, Bettie Lu Lancaster Theresa Ewing, Bill Shackelford, Bill Waite Rick Meyer, Foundation Representative Steve Gunderson, Legal Counsel Kyle Jenner, Board Emeritus

Here at Butterfield Trail Village, we continue our 30th anniversary celebration by focusing on the exciting growth and renovation of our 40-acre campus. If you walk one of our re-designed hallways, or visit the transforming Health Care Center, you are very aware of the exciting changes taking place. Both the hallway and Health Care Center projects will be completed this year, bringing fresh, new enhancements to those living spaces. On June 2, Butterfield Trail Village will celebrate the groundbreaking of our new multi-purpose commons facility, which will have a bistro, performance hall and new office and meeting spaces. This project will extend into 2017, but its impact will carry Butterfield Trail Village far into the next 30 years. Please join us and the Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce for this groundbreaking ceremony. The BTV Board of Directors is committed to rejuvenating our campus in order to serve our 400+ residents. Butterfield is a great place for those who want premiere services and amenities in an active lifestyle setting – residents like Jerry Ratzlaff, a retired band director from Russellville, who is featured in this issue of Butterfield LIFE. He values all that Butterfield offers and the peace of mind it brings for him and his family. Please take the time to get out and enjoy this beautiful time in Northwest Arkansas and stroll the Butterfield Trail Village campus. I look forward to seeing you all on June 2. Quintin Trammell Chief Executive Officer

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

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Calling All Foodies!

BTV Residents, Carriage Club Members and the Public are Invited

BTV Seeking Residents’ Favorite Recipes Groundbreaking Ceremony Do you have a favorite recipe that you have always wanted to share? A Thursday, Junea2mouthwatering | 10 a.m. family favorite, entrée, or impressive dessert that’sCenter the hit of New Multi-Purpose Commons every party? This major facilities expansion will feature:

Residents are asked to submit their Resident’s Day recipes to the BTV receptionist by March 31. Forms can be found in the Information Center. The recipes will also be considered for a new Butterfield Trail Village 30th Anniversary Cookbook.

Butterfield wants those recipes as partand of aOffice new Spaces The only thing better than a good recipe is sharing it, so Performance Hall New Meeting submit your recipe today! monthly meal selection called “Resident’s Day.” Bistro And More! Beginning April, Butterfield will serve one popular Join us andinFayetteville Chamber resident recipe at either lunch Diplomats and Area Dignitariesor dinner for everyone to enjoy in the Village Dining Room. Light Refreshments will be Served

For more information, contact Shawn Keller, director of BTV Dining Services, at (479) 695-8027, or Riki Stamps, director of Programs and Events, at (479) 695-8003.

Simply the best. Featuring premier amenities and a variety of impressive living options, come discover the Butterfield lifestyle for yourself – celebrating 30 years as Northwest Arkansas' BEST RETIREMENT COMMUNITY.

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Feature Profile



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Butterfield resident Jerry Ratzlaff has found the key to eternal optimism. Ask him how, and he’ll say his upbeat, easy-going attitude comes from having a strong faith and accepting that life comes on life’s terms.

Photos by Beth Hall

If you see Ratzlaff around campus, he might be swapping jokes at the men’s coffee klatch, or singing his heart out with the BTV Choir. Or swimming with his grandkids at the BTV Aquatic Center, then treating them to lunch in the Dining Room. Whatever the setting, this happy, retired high-school bandmaster has a way of drawing people to him. “My grandkids love to come to Butterfield to swim and eat lunch with me,” Ratzlaff said. “They call it Paw-Paw’s restaurant. My granddaughter, now, she’s my honey. She’ll run across the restaurant and jump in my arms.” Ratzlaff is a talented musician and vocalist who had a decadeslong career as an award-winning bandmaster. He both directed and judged school honors bands in Arkansas and nearby states and in 1997 was named Outstanding Arkansas Bandmaster.

Ratzlaff’s life today. There was also a lot of love. “It was a good, good life,” Ratzlaff said. “A life of sacrifice, but one of much rejoicing and fun.”

When Ratzlaff wasn’t in school or at church, two things took the front seat: music and sports. Taking after his father who was a talented vocalist and community bandleader, Ratzlaff played the trombone in the school honors band, and sang in an honors choir. An all-district and state-finals basketball player, he had an uncle who was a basketball All-American and played for the Phillips 66ers. “Music and sports ran in my family,” Ratzlaff said. “But church came first. There were times when you’d miss basketball practice because church was happening at the same time. You sacrificed and learned life lessons that way – even if it meant the coach demoted you to the bench.”

Since moving to “It usually worked Butterfield in late out in the end,” Retirement 2004 2015, Ratzlaff he added with a has been indulging chuckle. “When the in many of the “My philosophy in life is, ‘Faith is the victory. Many going got tough, things he loves and our team was things about tomorrow I don’t seem to understand, best: singing losing, the coach but I know who holds the future and I know who gospel (he’s been always put me back invited to join the in the game.” holds my hand’.” Singing Men of Arkansas), playing golf, spending time with his family — including four A focus of the Mennonite Church is strengthening grandkids — and enjoying all that the Village has community ties, and Eldo Ratzlaff eventually took a to offer. position establishing new Mennonite congregations in different states. The Ratzlaff family would move to “It’s good around here,” Ratzlaff said. “It’s plush, boy. the new town while Eldo built the church from the I can golf, and go to church here on the campus, dine ground up. Once it became self-sufficient, the family at The Lodge. But what I enjoy most are the people. would move on. As a result, growing up, Ratzlaff This place is full of great people, and everybody has went to schools in Hillsboro, Kan., Joes, Colo., Marion, a good story.” S.D., and Burlington, Colo. MUSIC IS HAPPINESS Ratzlaff was raised in Buhler, Kan., a town of about 800. There were two churches in Buhler, and everyone went to one or the other. Growing up, Ratzlaff was raised in the Mennonite Brethren church. His father, Eldo, left the family business as a flour miller to earn a Bible degree and become a Brethren minister. There was a strong parochial emphasis in the Ratzlaff household: going to church, Bible memorization, and daily devotions – practices that are still a part of

When it was time to strike out on his own, Ratzlaff attended Tabor College in Kansas, where he was on the basketball team and in the band and choir, and then to John Brown University in Siloam Springs. He changed majors no fewer than four times trying to decide what path to take. “This whole time I was singing in the choir and came to the realization I was going to major in music,” he said. “I decided, ‘Hey, this is what I enjoy, so I’m going to do something where I can make a difference and have fun.’” BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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THE BANDMASTER Ratzlaff earned his undergraduate degree in English, and then proceeded to the University of Arkansas where he earned a master’s degree in Music Education. By then, he was also teaching band in area schools. He was the band director at Gravette High School for ten years, growing membership from 22 to 280 pupils. The band consistently won first division awards for excellence under Ratzlaff’s direction and was named Outstanding Band in Northwest Arkansas.

When fellow BTV resident Nancy Garner rediscovered a Selmer Mach 6 saxophone in her possession, she asked Ratzlaff how she might best put it to use. He knew just the answer: donate it to a student. There just happened to be such a student who is first-chair in the All State Jazz Band, but who lacked the resources to maximize his musical education. Needless to say, the boy was over the moon to receive the saxophone as a gift. LIFE OF RILEY

Next he was the band director at Siloam Springs High School, again ranking high in regional and state competitions, Leading the Russellville Cyclone Band and bringing home the title of Outstanding Band in Arkansas. His last stop was at Russellville Junior High School where he was band director for 28 years. Under his baton, the Russellville Cyclone Band consistently placed first in divisional concert and marching competitions. Many of Ratzlaff’s students won awards for excellence. Making a difference in students’ lives is a way that Ratzlaff defines his success. Teachers are people whose jobs are to motivate, guide and challenge, he said. They have the opportunity to parlay the practical life insight that young people can benefit from. “You never knock down a kid without picking them back up and letting them know you care,” Ratzlaff said. “That’s what I did when I was a teacher. If a student did something wrong, I’d let them know it. But I always picked them back up and built them back up better than they were before.”


Even though he’s been retired since 2004, music is a part of Ratzlaff’s life, and he still uses his experience to make a positive impact on young people.

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After he retired, Ratzlaff stayed in Russellville for a time, singing in the Presbyterian church Chancellor Choir, playing golf and spending time with friends. But something was missing: his two daughters and their families in Northwest Arkansas. Leslie Lyons is an assistant principal in Bentonville schools, and Lynsey Reynolds is an assistant principal in Rogers. “For eleven years, I lived by myself in Russellville and had a lot of good friends, but I missed my daughters and grandchildren very much,” Ratzlaff said. “One of my grandsons plays basketball now, and I thought, ‘I need to be up in Northwest Arkansas to go to those games.’” Ratzlaff currently travels back to Russellville to tend to rental properties he has there and play golf with old friends. But eventually he plans to transition solely to Northwest Arkansas. “In case you’ve figured it out, it’s a life of Riley here,” he said. “Wake up every morning, drink coffee, read my devotions, head over to the Aquatic Center to take a water aerobics class, swim a bit and enjoy what the Lord has in store for me.”

Hydrate Your Way to a Healthy Summer with Watermelon Staying well hydrated is important during the summer. Higher temperatures draw more water through perspiration, so replacing your fluid content becomes essential for overall health. “Every system in your body — from digestion to circulation and mood and memory — depends on water,” said Elizabeth Somer, M.A., R.D., and author of several nutrition and wellness books. The Center for Disease Control and Prevention reports that 44 percent of adults drink fewer than four cups of water per day (less than half of the recommended eight glasses per day), and in some cases, no water at all. What many people don’t realize is that beverages aren’t the only way to hydrate your body. In fact, water-dense foods such as watermelon can also boost your hydration. Sweetly flavored, low-calorie watermelon is 92 percent water and offers several nutrients along with the cancer-fighting antioxidant lycopene. Whether eaten out of hand, tossed into a salad or blended in a healthy beverage, there are dozens of delicious ways a healthy serving of watermelon can help hydrate. Crave-worthy snacks. Thoroughly chill the watermelon then slice, ball or cube it for a quick,

Healthy Living

refreshing and juicy boost. Or for the grandkids, cut one-inch slices of watermelon then use cookie cutters to make fun shapes for snacking. Frozen treats. Puree watermelon, add chunks of fruit and pour into freezer molds for a sweet way to beat the heat. Salads and sandwiches. Easily add extra hydration into your regular meals by tossing chunks of watermelon into a salad or layering strips of the fruit on a sandwich or wrap. Healthy juices. Make a simple Watermelon Juice

(recipe below) for a great post-workout snack. Another option: add watermelon to your favorite fruit shakes or smoothies for a new flavor twist. WATERMELON JUICE Ingredient: Watermelon, washed and cut

into chunks. Blend 2-3 cups of watermelon at a time until smooth. Strain into serving pitcher, if desired.

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Village Newcomer Q+A

Getting to Know Jim & Ann Newman

Anniversaries May Anniversaries Bill & Ayleen Bequette 17th Lanny & Bonnie Ashlock 31st

June Anniversaries George & Bettie Cook 1st Leland & Betty Tollet 2nd Barry & Carol Mason 5th Jerol & Sally Garrison 5th Bill & Alice Jones 6th Gene & Emogene McKee 7th When did you move to Butterfield?

Jim & Sherry Young 8th

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Jim & Susan Rieff


Jim & Ann Newman


Vance & Onita Elder


We moved from Farmington. Originally, Jim is from Kewanee, Illinois, and Ann is from Fort Smith.

John & Marianne Brewer


Lyle & Sue Gohn


What did you do before your retirement?

Dick & Anne Booth


Jim was in industrial management for 24 years, then a teacher in Prairie Grove and Springdale. Ann taught deaf children for 33 years in the school districts of Harrison, Fayetteville and Springdale.

Jim & Diane Modisette


Hugh & Martha Brewer


Diane & Bill Breazeale


Do you have children/grandchildren?

Laurence & Joyce Masters


Where are you from?

We have three daughters and six granddaughters. All of them live in Illinois.

Why did you choose Butterfield? We have many reasons, which include all of the activities offered, the excellent exercise facilities, quality of the campus and the long-term healthcare continuum. We were also impressed with the wellorganized staff and CEO.

New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Kelly Beam Carolyn Krodell Jim & Ann Newman


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Living Spaces

Ken and Beth Steele’s Home of Grace A home should reflect those who live there, and Ken and Beth Steele’s spacious apartment is stylish and inviting. They say their move to Butterfield was guided by “amazing grace,” and their home is a showcase of life, work and love. Together, the couple customized the 1,600-squarefoot stunner with a floor plan that yields not only class, but also practical comfort and assistance features. Wide doors allow for easy movement patterns throughout, while heated floor tiles in the bathroom provide a warm invitation to slip off your shoes and relax. With two suites that each include a bedroom, study and bath, there is space for individuality, as well as togetherness in the open-concept living room, dining room and kitchen.

Dining Room

—Photos by Beth Hall



Master Bath

Living Room

Master Suite

Second Master


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wUA News

Alumni Association Names Top Graduating Seniors U of A Students Selected as 2016 Razorback Classics The University of Arkansas Alumni Association recently announced the names of the students who were chosen to be part of the 2016 Class of Razorback Classics. These 22 students were selected as the alumni association’s top graduating seniors, based on a combination of academic excellence, leadership and campus or community involvement. This selection process started last fall with more than 500 nominations. A selection committee of nearly 100 U of A alumni and administrators who

were either previous award winners themselves or members of the Arkansas Alumni Board of Directors considered each application. The group of 500 nominees was pared down to 71 students chosen as the 2016 Class of Seniors of Significance. From that, 22 students rose to the top of the list to become this year’s Razorback Classics. The winners will be recognized at the Cardinal and White Banquet on May 5 at the Janelle Y. Hembree Alumni House in Fayetteville. During this dinner and ceremony, each recipient will be honored.

The 2016 Class of Razorback Classics John Grant Addison

Teni Butler

Toni Jankovski

John Mark Vaughan

Joshua Anderson

Andrew Dixon

Stephanie Long

Seth Washispack

Flavia Araujo

Ryan DuChanois

Hannah Pavey

Margaret Watermann

Haley Birch

Michael Franzetti

Andrew Pisechko

Kelsey Wheelhouse

Hannah Birch

Daniel Fritsche

Elizabeth Pittman

Tanner Bone

Ailon Haileyesus

Rachel Reece


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Butterfield’s 30th Anniversary Party

Residents and Guests at the Anniversary Celebration

The Singing Men of Arkansas Perform

Larry and Borgny Hanley 14 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

Pat Moore

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John and Helen Hannah

Dining at Porter Steakhouse in Hot Springs

Jim Newman with the Oaklawn Bugler

Headed to Oaklawn in Hot Springs

Linda Hayes at the Arkansas Alligator Farm

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The Group Gathers in Washington, Ark.

State’s Oldest Magnolia Tree Planted in 1832 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Out & About

The Artosphere Festival Returns! The 7th Annual Artosphere Festival — Arkansas’ Arts and Nature Festival — returns to Northwest Arkansas on May 10-27. Artosphere celebrates artists who are influenced by nature and provides a creative framework through which to explore sustainability. This year’s festival features an expanded Trail Mix weekend, a birthday celebration of the Razorback Regional Greenway and more. Here are some of the festival highlights: ARTOSPHERE FESTIVAL ORCHESTRA Recognized as an important classical music voice by Performance Today, the Artosphere Festival Orchestra (AFO) brings together more than 90 musicians from prestigious ensembles, orchestras and music programs across the world. Performing under the baton of internationally acclaimed Music Director Corrado Rovaris, AFO will present three main concerts: Russian Masterworks Walton Arts Center, Baum Walker Hall Saturday, May 21, 8 pm | Tickets: $10 This opening AFO performance will showcase works by Mussorgsky and Rachmaninoff, featuring renowned pianist Benedetto Lupo. Heroic Beethoven Walton Arts Center, Baum Walker Hall Tuesday, May 24, 7 pm | Tickets: $10 AFO will present two works by Beethoven, complemented by the American debut of Impetus by Daniel Schnyder featuring The Dover Quartet. Live from Crystal Bridges: Mozart in the Museum Friday, May 27, 8 pm | SOLD OUT Featuring AFO musicians and soprano soloist Deanna Breiwick, this performance will feature a program of Mozart concert arias and early Mozart symphonies, and will be broadcast live on KUAF 91.3 FM Public Radio.


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CHAPEL MUSIC SERIES Listen to exquisite music played in local churches and architectural marvels like St. Paul’s Episcopal Church in Fayetteville and the E. Fay Jones-designed Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel in Bella Vista. Paula Fuga Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, Bella Vista Tuesday, May 10, 6:30 pm | Tickets: $10 Exquisite vocals, powerful lyrics and gorgeous melodies have earned Paula widespread critical praise and an incredibly dedicated fan base. The Barefoot Movement Chapel Ruins at Sassafras Springs Vineyard, Springdale Monday, May 16, 6:30 pm | Tickets: $10 The Barefoot Movement is anything but your standard bluegrass band. They borrow the best from other roots-based genres to shape their hallmark sound. The Dover Quartet St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville Wednesday, May 18, 7 pm | Tickets: $10 One of the most in-demand ensembles in the world, The Dover Quartet serves as the AFO’s founding principal strings and resident quartet. Aizuri Quartet St. Paul’s Episcopal Church, Fayetteville Friday, May 20, 8 pm | Tickets: $10 Combining depth, refinement and rigor, this ensemble is in full possession of that most elusive of string quartet qualities: the balance between charisma of the individual and cohesion of the collective. For tickets and more info, visit artospherefestival.org

Walton Arts Center Announces 2016-17 Broadway Series Walton Arts Center in Fayetteville is kicking off its 25th Anniversary season by announcing its 2016-17 Procter & Gamble Broadway Series. The Book of Mormon | Dec. 13-18, 2016 Winner of nine Tony Awards® including Best Musical comes The Book of Mormon – a Broadway musical that Jon Stewart of The Daily Show describes as “a crowning achievement, so good it makes me angry.” Don’t miss your chance to see what Ben Brantley of The New York Times calls “the best musical of this century.” Contains explicit language. A Gentleman’s Guide to Love and Murder | Jan. 10-15, 2017 Gentleman’s Guide tells the story of Monty, an heir to a family fortune who sets out 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. All the while, Monty has to juggle his mistress, his fiancée and the constant threat of landing behind bars! Circus Oz: Straight Up | Feb. 15-19, 2017 Deep from the bottom of the world, Circus Oz unleashes a mayhem of madcap musicians, acrobats and manipulators. Experience this two-hour array of physical feats, spectacular skills and hilarious antics where aerialists defy gravity and acrobats fall up and stand over. Dirty Dancing – The Classic Story On Stage | March 8-12, 2017 Dirty Dancing is an unprecedented live experience, exploding with heart-pounding music played live by an eight-piece onstage band, passionate romance and sensational dancing. Seen by millions across the globe, this timeless love story features the hit songs “Hungry Eyes,” and the heart-stopping “(I’ve Had) the Time Of My Life.” The Curious Incident of the Dog in the Night-Time| April 18-23, 2017 Fifteen-year-old Christopher has an extraordinary brain. He is exceptionally intelligent but ill-equipped to interpret everyday life. When he falls under suspicion for killing his neighbor’s dog, he sets out to identify the true culprit, which leads to an earth-shattering discovery and a journey that will change his life forever. Motown the Musical | June 27-July 2, 2017 Motown the Musical is the true American dream story of Motown founder Berry Gordy’s journey from featherweight boxer to the heavyweight music mogul who launched the careers of Diana Ross, Michael Jackson, Stevie Wonder, Marvin Gaye and others. Motown the Musical features 40 classic hits, including “My Girl” and “Ain’t No Mountain High Enough” and more! Walton Arts Center is offering a special six-show or five-show Broadway subscription package, which can be reserved now. Subscribers can reserve in advance seating in the newly renovated Walton Arts Center! Single tickets to all Broadway and regular season shows will be available in Summer 2016. Call the box office at (479) 443-5600 or visit waltonartscenter.org.

Arts & Entertainment

Highlighted Happenings in NWA Walton Arts Center > The Strange Undoing of Prudencia Hart presented by the National Theatre of Scotland May 6-8 > NETworks presents Disney’s Beauty and the Beast May 6-8 > Cyrille Aimée June 3 > Blue Man Group June 5 > Art of Wine June 9, 10 & 11 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.com TheatreSquared > Murder for Two May 12-29 For more info, visit theatre2.org Arkansas Public Theatre > Mother and Sons May 6-8, 12-15 > Tuesdays with Morrie June 10-12, 16-19 For more info, visit arkansaspublictheatre.org Arts Center of the Ozarks > Singing Men of Arkansas in Concert May 21 For more info, visit acozarks.org Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art: > The Open Road: Photography and the American Road Trip Exhibition Through May 30 > Spring Showcase May 2, 6, 8, 11, June 3, 10, 17, 24 > Distinguished Speaker Series: Thom Mayne, Architect and Pritzker Prize Winner May 12 > Distinguished Speaker Series: Ruth Reichl, Food Author and Critic June 10 For more info, visit crystalbridges.org NOTE: This listing is for informational purposes only; Please refer to the monthly calendar or the Village bulletin board for confirmed transport-provided event listings.


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Library News

BTV Library Reader Requests: Granted The Butterfield Library orders new books on a regular schedule and one of the main sources of new titles is BTV residents themselves. The following books were requested by Butterfield reading residents: Summer before the War by Helen Simonson will have half of Butterfield standing in line to read this book, especially those who read and loved Major Pettigrew’s Last Stand. Simonson’s new novel is set in Rye, England, a small town at the beginning of the “Great War.” Beatrice Nash arrives to be the first female replacing the Latin Master. What begins as a love story in an idyllic town becomes an account of war and its aftermath. All the Houses by Karen Olsson brings us a story of a family trying to recover from a public scandal. Helen Atherton returns to Washington, D.C., to care for her father who’s had a heart attack. She’s been living in Los Angeles, trying to work in Hollywood, slowly spiraling into a depression fueled by hours of watching C-SPAN – her obsession with politics a holdover from a childhood interrupted by her father’s involvement in the IranContra scandal. Twelve Gates to the City by Daniel Black is a novel of self-discovery, family bonds and the healing of a small Southern town, Swamp Creek, as a young man searches for the truth about “Sister” and her death. Republic of Spin: An Inside History of the American Presidency by historian David Greenberg discusses the rise of the White House spin from Teddy Roosevelt to Barack Obama. His sweeping and startling narrative takes us behind the scenes to show how the tools and techniques of image making works. The 50’s: The Story of a Decade by The New Yorker magazine recounts a decade enshrined in the popular imagination as the decade of poodle skirts and “I Like Ike.” But the 1950s were also a complex time, in which the afterglow of Total Victory gave way to Cold War paranoia. A sense of trepidation grew with the Suez Crisis and the H-bomb tests, while extraordinary new cultural energies — like those of Thelonious Monk, Sylvia Plath and Tennessee Williams — emerged. The Road to Little Dribbling: The Adventures of an American in Britain by Bill Bryson who twenty years ago visited Britain and wrote Notes from a Small Island, a true classic and one of the bestselling travel books ever written. Travelling by train, bus, car, and foot Bryson tells us how things have changed.


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Featured Events

Featured Village Events COMING IN MAY Village Tours Presents: Quebec City, Canada Planning Meeting May 3 | 4pm Butterfield is finalizing its next Village Tours vacation to Quebec City, Canada! This enchanting Francophone city is filled with centuries-old features, chic open-kitchen restaurants, delightful boutiques, interesting museums and more. This excursion is sure to be a living history lesson with a remarkable mix of architecture, heritage, art and culture. The tour will include overnight accommodations near Old Quebec, a St. Lawrence River dinner cruise, visits to Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré Shrine and Parliament Hill, and a whale watching tour in Tadoussac. You’ll find horse-drawn carriages, street entertainers, singers and artists, particularly at the open-air art gallery, Rue du Trésor. The friendly atmosphere and affable locals add to the city’s charm. The Village Tours excursion is limited to twelve residents and/or guests. At the meeting we’ll discuss pricing, lodging and other details, while enjoying FrenchCanadian appetizers. BTV Art Studio – New Classes in May The BTV Art Studio has a new look with two instructors who have backgrounds in art. Formerly the Clay Studio, the new BTV Art Studio will begin new stained glass and clay classes in May. Sherry Young will be the instructor for the stained glass class, which begins May 2. The class is designed for those who are interested in making simple pieces

while learning to cut glass and make patterns. Once students learn to use the necessary tools, they will work on their own schedule. Terry Merchant will teach the beginners clay class where students will make small bowls from balls of clay and cups with pulled handles using slab or pinch methods. Those with experience are welcome to come work on their own projects. The class starts May 3. Spanish Tapas and Wine Tasting May 26 | 5-7pm Join us this evening for a taste of Spanish cuisine. Enjoy delicious tapas to mix, match or combine to make a meal. Guests will also enjoy Spanish wine selections while the talented William Reyes performs on the guitar pieces that will soothe and relax your mind. COMING IN JUNE Village Tours Presents: Exploring the Quapaw Legacy | June 30 – July 2 Explore Quapaw history through cooking demonstrations and art by cultural educators and leaders during this three-day, two-night stay in Joplin, Mo. This fun, engaging excursion will include a bus and docent tour of nearby Route 66 stops including the Ground Zero Memorial Park honoring those who were victims of the May 22, 2011, F5 tornado. Guests will also attend the 144th Annual Quapaw Powwow and the famous stomp dance. Visit butterfieldtrailvillage.com for details.


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Foundation News

The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between Feb. 15, 2016 and April 15, 2016 from the following donors. HEALTHCARE FUND • Marie Breuer in memory of J.L. Lancaster HONORS • Virginia Burdick in honor of Delle Heck and Wilma Stromsky LIBRARY FUND • Ruth Sherman-Forsythe MEMORIALS • Mitsy Kellam in memory of J.L. Lancaster • Mr. and Mrs. Monroe Harrison in memory of J.L. Lancaster • Seth Young in memory of J.L. Lancaster • Dorothy Young in memory of Hazel Brunson • Ellis and Nancy Trumbo in memory of Hazel Brunson • Jim and Margaret Hunt in memory of J.L. Lancaster • Ray and Penny Culver in memory of J.L. Lancaster and Hazel Brunson • Liz Howick in memory of Hazel Brunson, Jane Donovan, J.L. Lancaster, Oscar Leverenz and Truman Yancey • Jimmy and Gaye Cypert in memory of Hazel Brunson MOVING MADE EASY • Bonnie Malbin • Jim and Ann Newman • Mary Ogden • Philomena Kittrell SCHOLORSHIPS • Don and Linda Hayes in memory of J.L. Lancaster • Ruth Sherman-Forsythe in memory of J.L. Lancaster • Dorothy Young in memory of J.L. Lancaster • Virginia Burdick in memory of J.L. Lancaster • Family of Lloyd and Ruby Warren in memory of J.L. Lancaster • Carl and Sybil Taylor in memory of J.L. Lancaster • Mary Lou Middleton in memory of J.L. Lancaster

BTV Foundation Creates New Giving Options Gifts will Support New Specialized Facilities for Residents These are dynamic times at Butterfield Trail Village with major enhancement projects underway, and we as residents have an opportunity to support and contribute to the continuing excellence of our Village. As the completion of the remodeled Health Care Center draws near, and as we break ground June 2 on the new Commons expansion, new opportunities are being created to equip these facilities to meet the needs of residents now and in years to come. The renovated Health Care Center will feature a Special Care Room to provide patients with skilled orthopedic and rehabilitation care. The new Special Care Room will serve those who’ve had shoulder, elbow, wrist and hand surgeries, as well as hip, ankle and foot repairs and replacements. The room will require a bed, furniture and specialized equipment, which creates a unique giving opportunity. In response, the BTV Foundation has established a tax deductible Health Care Fund that will assist in outfitting the room to serve patients, rehabilitation staff and associated others. The Foundation has also established a second tax deductible fund to assist with a new Low Vision Support Center that will be part of the BTV Commons project. The Low Vision Support Center — the first of its kind in the area — will help residents with low or impaired vision via electronic readers, independent audio books and other support technologies. The Foundation welcomes your gift to the Low Vision Support Center, the Special Care Room, and other BTV established funds. The Foundation is fully equipped to receive major gifts as permenant endowments through direct contributions or beneficiaries of financial institutions. Your gift will be in keeping with a strong tradition of giving by residents and families during the history of Butterfield.

Rick Meyer BTV Foundation Board of Directors

Board Spotlight

Meet Your Village Board Q&A with BTV Board Member Bettie Lu Lancaster Q:


Where did you grow up, and how long have you and your family been in Northwest Arkansas? I grew up in Oklahoma City. After college I worked in New York City and married a Wall Street lawyer. We lived in Washington, D.C. from 1963 until 1968 when we moved to Fayetteville so my husband could begin teaching at the U of A Law School.

Q: Tell us about your profession. A: I taught Political Science at the University of Arkansas. Q: What is your academic background? A: After two years at Wellesley College, I graduated with a B.A. in Economics from the University of Oklahoma in 1951. In 1970, I earned a masters degree in Political Science from the University of Arkansas. Q: Tell us about your family? A: My husband, William, died in 1987. I have three sons: Bill, a lawyer in New York, Bob, a physical organic chemist in Madison, Wis., and Stephen, who teaches geo-sciences at Oregon State University. I have eight grandchildren. Q: Why is Butterfield important to you? A: I came here because it is a comfort to me and to my children to know I will be taken care of the rest of my life. But I love being here because of the people and all the activities we enjoy together. Q: When were you elected to the Board, and how did you come to serve? A: I was chosen by the BTV Resident Council as the residents’ representative on the Board of Directors beginning 2015. Q: What special positions do you hold on the Board, and do you serve on/lead any committees? A: I serve on the Board’s Strategic Development Committee, and I also chair Butterfield’s Legislative Liaison Committee. Q: Are there any specific areas of focus for you as a Board member? A: I am on the Board to represent the BTV residents and make sure their interests are heard.

Bettie Lu Lancaster

Q: What sets Butterfield apart, in your opinion? A: The people: the fun and interesting residents and the caring staff. The activities: there is more to do than anyone could fit into a day. The facilities: the Lodge, the swimming and therapy pools, the two centers with exercise equipment, the library, the bocce court, the hot tubs, free Wi-Fi, etc., etc. Transportation: to doctor’s appointments, shopping, ball games, music and theater programs. Although most of us do, it is not necessary to own a car to be active in the larger community. 
 Q: What do you feel potential residents need to know about BTV? A: If they come, they will thrive and love it here. Q: As a Board member, is there anything you would like Village residents to know? A: I want to make sure their interests are heard and ensure that their welfare comes first with Board decisions. Q: Besides BTV, do you currently serve on any other boards or committees? A: In the past, I served on a number of boards and committees. Now, I participate in several civic, environmental, political and religious organizations, but presently I have no other board positions. Q: Do you have any favorite hobbies or pastimes? A: I am an active appreciator of music, art, theater and literature. BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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College Intern Program Thriving at Butterfield Students Getting Real Life, Hands-on Career Experience Butterfield Trail Village is a great place to engage in learning and personal growth and development — and residents aren’t the only ones getting the benefit.

Internships can become full-time careers. Just ask Cathy Houser, a social worker at the BTV Health Care Center, who was an intern for Resident Services Senior Director Patricia Poertner in 2006.

Butterfield utilizes college interns to help staff provide residents with the services and care they need to live active, healthy lives. The BTV Internship Program has been thriving in both the Village Fitness and Wellness and the Resident Services departments for several years now.

“It’s one thing to sit in class and learn, but another thing to be out in the field taking action,” said Houser, who graduated with a masters degree in Social Work.

Fitness and Wellness Director Jennifer Neill had graduate-level and undergrad interns who assisted during the spring semester by helping residents both plan and execute their exercise and physical therapy regimes. Neill’s interns also helped with tasks such as keeping wellness center equipment organized, organizing exercise contests, and participating in group activities like hikes and bike rides. Residents and interns both greatly benefit from the program, Neill said. The interns get the hands-on experience they need while also receiving college credit hours, while residents get one-on-one, personalized training. “This program is wonderful because the students are eager to give residents the attention they need during training,” Neill said. “Above all else, it’s amazing to see the relationships that develop between residents and students. Some of these friendships last well after the internship is over.”

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Currently, Houser and Poertner supervise two students in the social work internship program, which is highly interactive, and ripe with learning opportunities. Poertner said the interns have various duties including scheduled assessments, participating in caregiver meetings, and simply working around the needs of residents on a daily basis. “Residents love having the interns here to assist,” Poertner said. “They truly enjoy the students, sharing with them their life stories and hoping they can help with the students’ learning and development.” Poertner said that initially the social work interns will shadow two supervisors until they feel comfortable enough to work individually. The controlled atmosphere of BTV goes a long way in helping the interns gain the self-confidence they need to succeed. “Once they’re ready, we’ll nudge them out of the nest,” she said.

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