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Jerry and Kay Brewer
Spotlight: Dining Team Serves Up Tall Order
Around Town: Holiday Performing Arts in NWA
Living Spaces: The Home of Ruth Lawson
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From the President/CEO Fall is here, and the holidays are right around the corner. We hope you will take the opportunity to enjoy some of the special programming that Butterfield has in store, such as group outings to Arkansas Razorbacks games; dining at some of the best eateries in town, and local performingarts entertainment, including the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), the SONOS Handbell Ensemble, and the high-flying, death-defying Broadway musical Pippin.
Quintin Trammell President & CEO MARKETING Melinda Silva Director of Marketing Dana Davis Dave Marks Sales Counselor Move-In Coordinator PROGRAMS Riki Stamps Director of Programs & Events Michael Burks Asst. Director of Programs & Events RESIDENTS’ ASSOCIATION 2015 Council Members Larry Masters, President Carl Koffler, Vice President Ardith Wharry, Secretary Richard Wharry, Secretary Pro Tem Ray Culver, Immediate Past President Ron Hanson, Jim Hunt, Mary John Jones, Carol Sonnenberg, Ruth Ann Rowden, Phil Wilson, Genie Donovan, Steve Neuse, Larry Hanley, Bill Shook 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 Truman Yancey, Foundation Member Steve Gunderson, Legal Counsel Kyle Jenner, Board Emeritus
On Nov. 11, we will honor our country’s military veterans for their bravery, service and sacrifice. Join us on Nov. 12 for a special BTV veterans dinner and military recognition program, which includes a patriotic performance by the Singing Men of Arkansas. We are truly the home of the free because of the brave men and women who have and are now defending this great country. Thanksgiving Day is a day set aside to specifically give thanks. Regardless of the circumstances in our lives, we always have something to be thankful for as we are a blessed nation. Then before we know it, Christmas will be here. The holidays are a magical time of year here at Butterfield Trail Village and typically bring back memories of childhood spent with special people in our lives. Don’t forget the annual BTV Christmas Party on Dec. 11, which is always an enjoyable evening for everyone. During this time of year please remember to celebrate the true meaning of Christmas, which is the birth of our Lord and Savior Jesus Christ. We have so much to be thankful for and this is the perfect time to reflect back on 2015 and give thanks for all our friends, family and blessings. Quintin Trammell President & CEO
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Contents 4 Profile Jerry & Kay Brewer: A Winning Team 6 Village Newcomer Getting to Know Jerry Ratzlaff 6 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors 7 Living Spaces The Home of Ruth Lawson 8 Snapshots
10 Department Spotlight Dining Services Team Has Menu Covered 12 UA News 2015 Alumni Awards 13 Out & About Holiday Services at Area Churches 13 Arts & Entertainment Select Community Event Listings 14 Library News 14 Featured Village Events 15 BTV Holiday Tour of Homes 15 The BTV Christmas Purse 16 Holiday Performing Arts Walton Arts Center and SoNA
18 Foundation News 19 Meet Your Village Board Getting to Know Bill Shackelford
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Photos by Beth Hall
Jerry and Kay Brewer: A Winning Team Hard Work, Faith and Family Behind Butterfield Couple’s 50 Years of Success It was 1975 in the Little League playoffs. A young pitcher single-handedly controlled the game. But as those excellent early innings transitioned to midgame, the lead began slipping away. One after one, the opposing team stepped to the plate and began consistently reaching base. Frustrated and feeling the mounting pressure from the nervous crowd, the pitcher broke into tears. Coach Jerry Brewer walked to the mound, and placed his hands on the boy’s shoulders. Recognizing the young player is a perfectionist in the making, Brewer parlays a key piece of advice that resonates not only in sports but in real life, too. “Now is the time to buck up, young man,” Brewer said. “This is what they call character building. Stick with this, and you’ll be better for it.” The principles of hard work and dedication are ones that Brewer followed from his own humble beginnings, through this career as a winning coach, 4 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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and as a successful entrepreneur who grew a small employment agency into a leading commercial staffing company, with more than 270 offices across 13 countries. It’s been 15 years since Brewer was at the helm of his hugely successful StaffMark, a multi-million dollar company he formed with his two sons. The pace is less hectic now, and he and his wife of 50 years, Kay, are happily in transition. Butterfield residents for three years now, the Brewers are well-known at the Village as enthusiastic Arkansas Razorback fans. After all, they faithfully attended spring football practice for the Hogs for nearly 40 years. What many people may not know is that Jerry and Kay have contributed to their community with gifts toward education and athletics for decades. A key donation in 1995 made it possible for Fayetteville High School to build a fieldhouse for male and female athletes. Jerry and Kay continue to work behind the scenes to provide educational scholarships to young people in Northwest Arkansas and beyond. Ask Kay or Jerry about how to succeed in life and you’ll hear about qualities such as hard work, dedication and loyalty. Their own personal happiness? They credit it to walking side-by-side in life, putting God first, and always recognizing the great honor of family.
“We’re so lucky and blessed, and we’re able to share that with others,” Kay said. “We’ve traveled, we’ve been to places all over the world. We’ve met wonderful people and have dear friends. For us, it’s about church, faith and family. That ties it all together.” AN ENTREPRENEURIAL SPIRIT Jerry Brewer was a four-sport letterman at Springdale High School before attending Joplin Junior College in Missouri on a basketball scholarship. He transferred to the University of Arkansas and earned a bachelor’s degree in physical education in 1963 and a master’s degree in education in 1967. Texan co-ed Kay Post was a freshman at the U of A when she met Brewer, a senior. A standout athlete, Jerry was on his way to becoming a coach, and Kay had grown up in a state where high-school sports — especially football — reigned supreme. Kay very much wanted to be married and have a family, and when she met Jerry her wish came true. The couple married in 1963. Son, Clete, came along later that year, followed by son, Chad, in 1967. As a coach, Jerry fielded winning teams at Woodland Junior High School and Fayetteville High School, and later in Baytown, Texas, Kay’s hometown, where the family moved in 1967. High school football was like a religion in this suburb of Houston, and Jerry’s teams were playing on Astroturf to crowds of 10,000 to 20,000 cheering fans. “I always tried to challenge kids when I was coaching,” Jerry said. “Sharing with them where I came from, and telling them about the poverty I overcame. I stressed hard work and dedication and set them up for the challenge. I’d give them money for gas or whatever they needed, push them out the door and encourage them.” Long before he was inducted in the Springdale Athletic Hall of Fame in 2014, or before StaffMark was earning $1 billion in revenue, Jerry and his family lived in poverty. Growing up in Lincoln, Ark., there was only his mother to support the family of five. “I was poor growing up,” Jerry said. “We couldn’t rub two nickels together. My dad died on the operating
table when I was 8. My mom worked to support five kids with a fourth-grade education. I was proud of the way my mom supported us. I was dedicated to her for the rest of my life.” After four years of coaching in Baytown, Jerry and Kay made a life-changing decision for their family. Jerry would leave coaching and take a position in the banking industry. He joined Harris County Savings and Loan and served as senior vice president for 13 years, while simultaneously establishing a thriving real estate proprietorship. “I was born to be a coach; it came naturally,” Jerry remembers. “But once I took a job in real estate in home loans, that’s where I learned to make money. I did it for our family.” BEST OF BOTH WORLDS The Brewers returned to Fayetteville in 1986 and Jerry took a job in commercial real estate with Lindsey and Associates. In June 1988, he purchased a small staffing business with his sons and established Brewer Personnel Services. By 1996, they had acquired five other companies and changed the name of the company to StaffMark. By 2001, it was a publically traded, national employment services company. “Very few people have the chance to work side-byside with their sons,” Jerry says. “I worked elbow to elbow with them, and watched them turn into men.” Today, Clete Brewer, 50, is an entrepreneur and venture capitalist who lives in Rogers with his wife, Tammy. Chad Brewer, 48, is a Naples, Fla.-based entrepreneur who works in investments. Even with their sons grown, the Brewers stay closely connected. Each Christmas season, they visit Chad at his home in Florida. Life for the Brewers is about transition and making changes gracefully. While they still follow Hogs football and recruiting, it’s usually from their comfortable, 1,600 square-foot BTV apartment instead of the sidelines. Or they can easily join their friends at one of BTV’s crowd-pleasing tailgating parties. Constants, including their active longtime membership at Robinson Avenue Church of Christ, make it easy to stay true to faith, family and their values. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Village Newcomer Q+A
Getting to Know Jerry Ratzlaff
Anniversaries November Anniversaries
When did you move to Butterfield?
John Belitsakos & Gisela Nordmeyer Robert & Pauline Keegan
In the middle of September 2015. My sister Margie, with the help of Cecily Brawner and my two daughters, got me moved in and set up my apartment.
Larry & Borgney Hanley
Jim & Joyce Herrin
Bill & Betty Stewart
Where are you from?
Jack & Lorene Lejeune
I have been living in Russellville the past 38 years. Before that my family and I lived in Siloam Springs and Gravette. I was born in Buhler, Kan., and attended college at Tabor College and John Brown in Siloam Springs, and received my masters from the University of Arkansas. My father was a Mennonite Brethren minister and we had a wonderful life.
December Anniversaries John & Dorothy Robinson
Do you have children/grandchildren? I am blessed to have two daughters and their families in my life: my oldest, Leslie Lyons, her husband Nick and children Jackson and Grace; and my youngest, Lynsey Reynolds, her husband Kyle and children Grayson and Griffin. Both daughters are vice principals; Leslie in the Bentonville School District and Lynsey in the Rogers School District. Why did you choose Butterfield? During Christmas 2014, my younger brother Kenny, his wife Kay and I visited Kayâ€™s brother here in Fayetteville and the subject of retirement living came up with Butterfield Trailâ€™s description being wonderful. After much discussion, research, and tours with family, Butterfield Trail became more and more awesome in every way.
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Steven & Jeanine Neuse
Herbert & Mary Stout
Tim & Judy Schatzman
Sam & Janet Escue
What did you do before your retirement? I was a band director in Burrton, Kan., Gravette, Siloam Springs and Russellville.
New Neighbors Recent Village Move-Ins Elizabeth Dutton Charles Jones Charles Scharlau Ruth Lawson Jerry Ratzlaff Sam & Janet Escue
Southern Inspiration The Home of Ruth Lawson Ruth Lawsonâ€™s Butterfield apartment is a classic feminine home for the 21st century. With its balcony, extra storage and one and a half baths, this twobedroom standard is a perfect fit. Once inside, you find a balanced pallet of color that resonates charm throughout. Brocade patterns and the look of heirloom furnishings bring a richly decorative appeal. All the way down to the strand of pearls in her jewelry box, Lawsonâ€™s style is decidedly cultured, with an unmistakable Southern flair.
Guest Bedroom Photos by Beth Hall
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BTV Bikers Linda and Don Hayes
Friends having fun at Bikes, Blues and BBQ
Jamie and The Can’t Wait to Playboys Band
Everyone brought appetites to Bikes, Blues and BBQ
There were lots of smiles...
The cast of BTV’s Play Readers Theatre presents “BTV Detectives Get a Clue”
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Dorothy Seaton as “Lily” exclaims she is innocent
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…and plenty of chrome, too
Pat Parker as “Lola”
The captive audience
Jean Market at Mt. Magazine
Resident Shirley Clark and her pen pal, Dylan
Judy Carey and pen pal, Aubry
Ellen Compton and pen pal, Alia
Mayme Strange with a visitor at the Spring International Language Student Luncheon
June Oâ€™Neal and Madelyn Harris enjoy the Mt. Magazine Lodge
Sally Stone and pen pal, Rayne
Students from Butterfield Elementary at the BTV Pen Pal Ice Cream Social
Jane Hughes and Virginia Detmer at the Assisted Living Cottage Social
Jean Herd and Riki Stamps at the AL Cottage
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BTV Dining Services Team Serves Up A Tall Order So much of life is centered around the dinner table with friends, family and a good meal to nourish the body. That’s why Butterfield’s Dining Services works hard to create delicious, nutritious, chef-prepared menus for residents, served in a comfortable atmosphere where it’s easy to socialize. Whether you’re in the mood for a quick lunch at the Village Dining Room or a full-course meal in the rustic ambiance of The Lodge, the Dining Services team has the menu — and the mood — covered. “Our philosophy is that the Village is our residents’ home, and we are guests in their home, so we work to make it as comfortable as possible in that respect,” Director of Dining Service Matthew Vasquez said. “When a resident wants to invite friends over to relax around an eight-top for a steak dinner, we’re here to accommodate. With that said, they also want to be served efficiently and graciously, and we’re happy to provide that as well.” 10 BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Chef Brian Evans
The Dining Services Department is the secondlargest department at the Butterfield campus, after Healthcare, in terms of size, budget and footprint. If you are eating or drinking something here at Butterfield, Dining Services likely prepared and served it. The staff of 60-plus professionals prepare and serve approximately 20,000 meals a month, 650 meals a day. The department includes everything from the culinary team and dishwashers at the back of the house, to servers, floor managers and bussers in the front of the house.
Across the campus, Dining Services serves and prepares cuisine for the Butterfield Dining Room and The Lodge; the Health Care Center, Special Care Center and the Assisted Living Cottage; and countless special catered events on campus. Executive Chef Brian Evans leads the culinary team with Sous Chef Victor Castro. They oversee food production, manage kitchen staff and make food and beverage purchases, develop recipes and food presentations and create menus for the Dining Room, The Lodge and special catering menus.
The Dining Room serves breakfast, lunch and dinner, with a menu that changes daily. There are always three different entrees, your choice of sides, plus daily a la carte options. The holidays are the busiest time of year for the Dining Room. On Thanksgiving Day alone, Dining Services will serve approximately 400 meals — twice as many as on the busiest day of the week, Sunday. The Village culinary team is creating two very special holiday buffet menus this year especially for residents and their guests — one for Thanksgiving and one for Christmas. These savory spreads — ready when you are — let residents sit back and celebrate.
Evans worked under the renowned Chef Wolfgang Puck at his famed Asian fusion restaurant Obachine in downtown Seattle and was the executive chef at Blessings Golf Club in Fayetteville for eight years, prior to coming to Butterfield.
The buffets will feature traditional favorites, including carved roasted turkey and slow roast prime rib, homemade soups and breads, fresh garden greens and other seasonal offerings, dressings made from scratch, and much, much more.
If a resident has a special request, a food allergy or sensitivity, no problem. Just ask Evans. His team is trained to recognize and accommodate such concerns and will work with residents and residents’ personal dieticians to provide delicious food options that meet needs and restrictions. Chefs at Butterfield believe that locally grown fare is full of flavor, and they like to use locally sourced ingredients on the menu. They make it a priority to include fruit and vegetables, as well as lean protein sources, as a part of every day’s menus. The chefs use fresh produce and herbs grown in the Butterfield garden whenever possible. The dining staff likes using fresh flowers from the garden to brighten tables at events. FLAVORFUL FARE Both the Butterfield Dining Room and The Lodge offer exclusive dining experiences for Village residents and their guests. Cheerful food service and causal fare set the tone at the Dining Room where friendly servers who know your name work hard to create an environment that residents can take pride in.
While the Village Dining Room offers a more laidback, casual experience, The Lodge at Butterfield will be in festive, full swing for the holidays. The Lodge is where residents host Christmas parties, social events, game nights, reunions and local chapters of clubs and organizations they belong to, to name a few. The Lodge is also where culinary team flexes its catering muscles with party-themed menus, like the German fare at an Oktoberfest celebration, or its rave-worthy, avantgarde appetizer spreads each year at the annual BTV–Fayetteville Chamber of Commerce Business After Hours Catered events aside, The Lodge serves two dinners, two lunches and two Sunday brunches each month, exclusively for residents and the Carriage Club. Meals at The Lodge are three-course, chef-prepared from menus that change monthly. The Lodge offers spacious formal dining (it can seat up to 100) in a rustic yet sophisticated setting. You can relax in front of a cozy log fireplace or a big screen TV, dine and socialize in modern mountainchalet style. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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Arkansas Alumni Association Presents Awards BTV Proud Sponsor of Awards Celebration The University of Arkansas Alumni Association hosted the 71st Annual Alumni Awards Celebration on Oct. 30, honoring recipients for their distinguished service and achievement. Butterfield Trail Village was the presenting sponsor of the event. The recipients of the 2015 Alumni Awards are: State Rep. Eddie Armstrong of Little Rock — Young Alumni Award. Armstrong is serving his second term in the Arkansas House of Representatives. An advocate for youth, he served as the national spokesperson of the Boys & Girls Club of America. Dustin Buehler — Faculty Distinguished Achievement’s Rising Teaching Award. An associate professor at the U of A School of Law, Buehler is founding director of the Federal Appellate Litigation Project. Betty Bradford of Fayetteville — Andrew J. Lucas Alumni Service Award. A past member of the Alumni Association’s Board of Directors and the Bumpers Alumni Society, Bradford serves on the Women’s Giving Circle. Marty Burlsworth of Harrison — Honorary Alumni Award. Following the death of his brother, his family formed the Brandon Burlsworth Foundation, serving underprivileged children in Arkansas.
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Margaret Clark of Fayetteville — Community Service Award. She served for the U of A division of the American Association of University Women, Iota Chapter of Delta Kappa Gamma and Honorary Society of Key Women. Kay Goss of Alexandria, Va. — Citation of Distinguished Alumni. Goss is a former associate director of FEMA and past president of World Disaster Management. Donna Graham of Fayetteville — Citation of Distinguished Alumni. An associate dean of the Dale Bumpers College of Agricultural, Food and Life Sciences, she is also past president of the American Association for Agriculture. Morril H. Harriman Jr. of Little Rock — Citation of Distinguished Alumni. Harriman served 16 years in the Arkansas Senate. He’s on the U of A Board of Trustees. Lynn Jacobs — Charles and Nadine Baum Faculty Teaching Award. An art historian and published author, Jacobs is an art professor in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences. Jin-Woo Kim — Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award. This professor of biological and agricultural engineering in the College of Engineering holds three patents, including one for developing a nanochannel system for DNA sequencing. Jeannie Whayne — Faculty Distinguished Achievement Award. A history professor in the Fulbright college, Whayne is a faculty mentor and serves on the disabilities services committee and chancellor’s committee on distance education.
Out & About
Area Churches Host Holiday Worship Services Celebrate tradition and faith this holiday season with special worship services and programming at area churches. These events are a wonderful way to welcome both Thanksgiving and Christmas and behold a spiritually rich time of year. Join us! CENTRAL UNITED METHODIST CHURCH 6 West Dickson St., Fayetteville | (479) 442-4237 | centraltolife.com Hanging of the Greens Nov 22 at 12:10pm A Festival of Nine Lessons and Carols Dec 13 at 8:15am and 10:45 am Hope and Healing for Christmas Service Dec 20 at 6pm Christmas Eve Contemporary Candlelight Service Dec 24 at 3pm, 5:30pm Christmas Eve Classic Candlelight Service Dec 24 at 3pm, 5:30pm, 7:30pm FIRST BAPTIST CHURCH 20 East Dickson St., Fayetteville | (479) 442-2387 | fbcfayetteville.org
Arts & Entertainment Highlighted Happenings in NWA Walton Arts Center: > Pippin November 10-15 > Paragon Ragtime Orchestra November 17 > Diana Krall in Concert November 19 > Anat Cohen Quartet November 21 > Annie November 24-29 > Pat Martino Trio December 4 > The National Circus and Acrobats of the Peopleâ€™s Republic of China December 11-12 > Holiday Film Series December 18-19 See pages 16-17 for more holiday programs; visit waltonartscenter.org for more info.
Thanksgiving Banquet Nov 22 at 5pm Sanctuary Christmas Presentation Dec 13 at 11am First Family Christmas Party Dec 16 at 6pm Christmas Eve Service Dec 24 at 5:30pm
Arkansas Public Theater:
FIRST CHRISTIAN CHURCH 220 North College Ave., Fayetteville | (479) 442-4674 fccfayetteville.org Sunday Supper Nov 29 at 3:30pm All-Church Christmas Potluck and Youth Christmas Play Dec 20 at 5pm Christmas Eve Candlelight Service Dec 24 at 6pm ST. PAULâ€™S EPISCOPAL CHURCH 22 North East Ave., Fayetteville | (479) 442-7373 | stpaulsfay.org Thanksgiving Day Service Nov 26 at 10am Annual Christmas Pageant Dec 20 at 4pm Christmas Prelude Sung by Children and Youth Choirs Dec 24 at 4pm Christmas Eve Holy Eucharist Dec 24 at 4:30pm, 6:30pm and 11pm Christmas Prelude Sung by St. Paul Choir Dec 24 at 6:15pm and 10:30pm Christmas Day Holy Eucharist Dec 25 at 10am
> The Addams Family November 1, 5-8, 12-15 > A Christmas Carol December 11-13, 17-20 For more info, visit arkansaspublictheater.org Arts Center of the Ozarks: > Voxana in Concert November 14 > The Best Christmas Pageant Ever December 11-13 For more info, visit acozarks.org TheatreSquared > Peter and the Starcatcher December 3-6, 9-13, 16-20, 23, 25-27, 30-31, January 1-3 > Water by the Spoonful Continuing November 1, 4-8 For more info, visit theatre2.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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Village Hosts Presenting Authors The Butterfield Library is pleased to join with the Programs and Events Department throughout the year to bring presenting authors and their books to Village residents. In October, Fayetteville author and historian Tony Wappel and co-author Dennis Garrison presented On the Avenue: An Illustrated History of Fayetteville’s Highway 71. The book uses more than 1,100 photographs and postcards to illustrate the history and changes that have occurred on what is now Highway 71, mostly in the twentieth century from Drake Field to Lake Fayetteville. Filled with names and dates of people and places, this is an historical treasure meticulously indexed to make it useful for any reader. The Butterfield Library is proud to welcome it to our shelves. Other authors who have spoken to Village residents include: Brenda Hancock spoke about her book, One of the Lucky Ones, which tells the story of her mother Nicole Holland who was in the French resistance movement during World War II.
Fayetteville Veterans Parade Nov. 8 | Departure 1:15pm Ride the BTV bus to the downtown Fayetteville Square for the 2015 Veterans Parade. This year’s celebration includes vintage cars, motorcycles, high school bands, civic clubs and most importantly — area veterans and military units. There will also be entertainment by the Ozark Highlanders Pipe Band. Choose to honor our nation’s veterans!
Veterans Dinner and Patriotic Recognition With the Singing Men of Arkansas Nov. 12 What better way to recognize the more than 85 veterans who are BTV residents than by attending this wonderful event in honor of the many men and women who have served our great nation. Enjoy a delicious dinner, followed by awe-inspiring ceremony recognizing those who served in World War II, Korea, the Cold War, Vietnam, Gulf War, Afghanistan and the War on Terrorism. This evening’s program features a patriotic performance by the Singing Men
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Jan Morrill spoke about her book Red Kimono, a novel about Arkansas’ Japanese internment camp. U.S. military veteran Derl Horn spoke about his book Blood, Sweat and Honor: Memoirs of a “Walking Dead Marine” in Vietnam. COMING IN NOVEMBER In November, Butterfield Trail Village will welcome Kelly and Donna Mulhollan of the musical duo, Still on the Hill, as Kelly introduces his book True Faith, True Light: The Devotional Art of Ed Stilley. Ozark instrument maker Stilley was born in 1930 at Hogscald Hollow near Eureka Springs. After receiving a calling from God, he created more than 200 instruments that he gave away, inscribing each with “True Faith, True Light, Have Faith in God.”
of Arkansas. Veterans dine free this evening; guests are $10.50pp. 4:30pm Dinner 5:30pm Program 6:00pm Performance Christmastime in the Country Dec. 11 | 6pm The biggest party of the year is finally here and you’re invited! Hors d’oeuvres, holiday lights, music and the ambiance of a country Christmas are yours in this memorable evening! There will also be the 2nd Annual BTV Foundation Silent Auction. Still on the Hill Winter Concert and Book Release Dec. 12 | 7pm Join us as the talented musical duo Kelly and Donna Mulhollan of Still on the Hill celebrate the real-life story of Ozark instrument maker, Ed Stilley. As Still on the Hill, Kelly — son of BTV resident Mary Bess Mulhollan — and Donna will perform their Winter Concert using Stilley’s instruments. Kelly is releasing a book, True Faith, True Light: The Devotional Art of Ed Stilley.
Youâ€™re invited to
FRIDAY, DECEMBER 4 A self-guided tour of Butterfield Trail Village holiday homes, with progressive hors d'oeuvres. Greeters will be in the halls and around the campus to help guide and answer questions. Select apartments, cottages and village homes will be on display against the backdrop of the Village at Christmas.
Carriage Club members and the public from 9am-12pm Residents from 2-4pm
The Christmas Purse: A Holiday Tradition Program Recognizes BTV Staff at the Holidays The Resident Council Christmas Purse program is a longstanding holiday tradition at Butterfield Trail Village. It represents the one time during the year when Village residents can express their appreciation monetarily to BTV/Morrison staff for the many services they provide to us during the year. The program works like this: During a designated period, residents may make voluntary contributions at a secure BTV location. Contributions are removed daily from the collection box by a member of the Resident Council and deposited in the bank. The 2015 designated contribution period is November 10 through December 10. The final total amount collected will be divided among eligible BTV/ Morrison employees based on individual hours worked during the year. To be eligible, an employee must have worked at least 160 hours and be on the payroll on Dec. 1, 2015. At the discretion of the Resident Council, the amount contributed by residents may be augmented with funds from an investment account bequeathed to the BTV Residents Association for the sole purpose of supporting the Christmas Purse. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
Last year $70,000 was distributed from the Christmas Purse to 186 eligible employees. Over the past dozen years, more than $600,000 has been provided to over 2,000 eligible staff to help brighten their Christmas season.
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Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical
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The Snowman: A Family Concert
in Northwest Arkansas Experience the Magic of the Season at Walton Arts Center! Tis the season to enjoy the jolliest of holiday performances right here in Northwest Arkansas. Two of the finest performing arts entities in the region, Walton Arts Center and the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas (SoNA), are presenting special lineups filled with yuletide cheer. WALTON ARTS CENTER
SYMPHONY OF NORTHWEST ARKANSAS
Jim Brickman Comfort & Joy
A Very SoNA Christmas
Sunday, Dec. 13 | 4pm | Tickets $20-50 Embarking on his 19th annual holiday tour, Jim Brickman, the best-selling solo pianist of our time, will once again wow audiences from coast to coast with Comfort & Joy, a celebration of the sounds of the season. During this concert extravaganza, Brickman will showcase two decades of music, including the crowd favorites that made him the most charted Billboard Adult Contemporary artist ever.
Christmas with SONOS Handbell Ensemble
Monday, Dec. 14 | 7pm | Tickets $10-25 Making their Arkansas debut, this California-based group widely considered to be the best handbell group in the U.S. presents an enchanting program of traditional, sacred and contemporary Christmas music that will give you a delightful new appreciation of bell choirs.
Home Free: Full of Cheer
Tuesday, Dec. 15 | 7pm | Tickets $20-40 The fan-favorite vocal sensation Home Free returns to WAC on their second national tour supporting their first holiday album Full of Cheer. Hear your favorite holiday harmonies like “O Holy Night,” “I’ll Be Home for Christmas” and the always entertaining “Grandma Got Run Over by a Reindeer.” Act fast for tickets to this sure sell-out – it’s guaranteed to be both jolly and bright!
Saturday, Dec. 5 | 7:30pm | Tickets $28, $39, $50 A collection of favorite sacred and secular music celebrating the magic and beauty of Christmas. Featuring the SoNA Singers and special guest soloists.
SoNA and Walton Arts Center present The Snowman: A Family Concert
Sunday, Dec. 6 | 2pm | Tickets $8 Introduce your family to the magic and grandeur of symphonic music! This holiday season, SoNA and WAC are working together to present a very special screening of the 1982 Academy Award®-nominated film “The Snowman,” based on Raymond Briggs’ classic children’s book of the same name. This silent film about a snowman who comes to life has won the hearts of families across the world for over 30 years. For this event, SoNA musicians, performing under the baton of Maestro Paul Haas, will bring to life the extraordinary score in an afternoon that is sure to enchant kids of all ages. SoNA’s 2015-16 Season performances held at Walton Arts Center To purchase tickets, visit waltonartscenter.org or call (479) 443-5600.
SONOS Handbell Ensemble
Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer: The Musical Monday – Wednesday, Dec. 21-23 (6 shows!) Times Vary | Tickets $20-50 The beloved TV classic “Rudolph the Red-Nosed Reindeer” soars off the screen and onto the stage this holiday season! Celebrate Rudolph’s 50 years on television and come see all of your favorite characters from the TV special. Don’t miss this wonderful new holiday tradition that teaches us all that what makes you different might just be what makes you special! To purchase tickets, visit waltonartscenter.org or call (479) 443-5600.
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The Butterfield Trail Village Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between Aug. 20, 2015 and Oct. 20, 2015 from the following donors. GENERAL FUND • Nancy McVey HONORS • Chapter K of the PEO Sisters in honor of Jennifer Neill LIBRARY FUND • Jerry & Kay Brewer in memory of Luther Freeman MEMORIALS • Nancy & Ellis Trumbo in memory of Luther Freeman, Vivian Reddick and David Randle • Elsie Sexton in memory of Luther Freeman • Jim & Diane Modisette in memory of Luther Freeman • Deane Meek in memory of Ted Moore • Virginia Burdick in memory of Ted Moore and Ann McKnight • Elizabeth Howick in memory of Ted Moore, Luther Freeman and Bethel Cunningham • Mitsy Kellam in memory of David Randle MOVING MADE EASY • Evelyn Jordan • Mitsy Kellam SCHOLARSHIP FUND • Carmen Richardson in memory of Richard Forsythe GARDEN FUND • BTV Residents Summer Farmers Market The Foundation deeply appreciates the BTV Gardeners and the bounty of their produce they have shared with both residents and the BTV Dining Room. Their continued dedication to the Summer Farmers Market makes it a wonderful addition to the Village and the Buffet.
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Meet Your Village Board Q&A with BTV Board Member Bill Shackelford For nearly 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 the seventh in a series of “spotlights” introducing Butterfield LIFE readers to the current members of the BTV Board of Directors. Q: Where did you grow up, and how long have you and your family been in Northwest Arkansas? A: I was born in Tulsa, Okla., and grew up on a 600acre, Grade A dairy farm in northeast Oklahoma. My dad had a fatal heart attack when I was in high school and we had to disperse of the dairy herd and convert to a hay and row crop operation. My brother still owns and lives on the family farm and has a beef cattle operation. In 1967, I was transferred from Siloam Springs to Fayetteville with Bear Brand Hosiery Company as the office manager/personnel director. Bear Brand manufactured ladies nylon hosiery for companies like Sears, JC Penney and Walmart. Bear Brand had approximately 400 employees and was located where the University of Arkansas’ Engineering South complex is now located. Q: What is your profession? A: In 1975, we obtained a Shelter Insurance agency. My wife and I were both licensed agents and worked together in the agency for over 36 years until we retired on April 1, 2012. Q: What is your academic background? A: I attended college at Northeastern State University in Tahlequah, Okla., and the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville. I have several insurance designations. Q: Tell us about your family? A: My wife, Lola Mae, and I have been married for 52 years. We had three children who all attended Fayetteville Public Schools and graduated from the University of Arkansas. Larry, whose wife is Julie, lives in Goshen. He is a senior vice president of strategy for Washington Regional Medical Center. They have two children: daughter Jamie and son Reed. Jamie graduated from the nursing program at U of A and is an RN at Fayetteville Diagnostic Clinic. Reed recently graduated from Ouachita Baptist University and is a middle-school minister at Southcrest Church in Newnan, Ga. He is currently a student at Southern Baptist Theological Seminary
in Louisville, Ky. Our daughter, Sonia Guillory (deceased in 2008 as a result of breast cancer) was a senior class counselor for Bentonville High School and later a stay-at-home mom. She has three children, sons Mason, Connor and Ryan. Mason is a senior at Bentonville High School, while Connor is a freshman there. Ryan is a fifthgrader at Ardis Ann Middle School in Bentonville. Our son Loren, whose wife is Marty Christy, also lives in Goshen. He is the chief lending officer for Chambers Bank. They have four children. Ross is a freshman at Fayetteville High School. Daughter Emma is a seventh-grader at Woodland Junior High. Will is in fourth grade at Vandergriff Elementary School, and daughter Sara Beth just turned four years old.
review it and determined that I am acquainted with approximately 50 residents. They are friends, previous clients and fellow church members. Q: What Board committee do you serve on? A: I serve on the Strategic Development Committee. Q: What sets Butterfield apart, in your opinion? A: Butterfield is an important part of the Fayetteville community. It is providing a valuable service that is not available at any other retirement center in the state of Arkansas. Q: What do you feel potential residents need to know about BTV? A: We care about your concerns. Also that Butterfield is a retirement center and not a rest home. It’s a place to come and have fun with as many activities as you desire to participate. It’s a safe environment without the stresses of home ownership. And if needed, it provides lifetime healthcare. It gives you and your family security knowing that you will be taken care of in your senior years.
Q: When were you elected to the Board, and how did you come to serve? A: I was elected to the board effective January 1, 2015. I have been a Corporate Board Member, as a representative of First Baptist Church, for approximately 20 years. I was personally acquainted with early board members David Lashley, Wesley Murtishaw, Don McGuire, Truman Yancey and many others who I have know throughout the years. I Q: Besides BTV, have was always impressed with you in the past or do “Butterfield is an important the work they were doing you currently serve on part of the Fayetteville at BTV. I had been asked a any other boards or community. It is providing couple of times about the committees? a valuable service that is possibility of submitting A: I am a deacon and the not available at any other my name as a possible chairman of the personnel retirement center in the board member. Because committee at First Baptist of my work and the Church. I have also served state of Arkansas.” scheduled meeting times, as chairman of the deacons I did not feel I could make and on the stewardship/ – Bill Shackelford the commitment. This finance committee at past fall, Carol Brunner, church. I am currently on who was a member of the board of the Fayetteville the Nominating Committee, asked me if I would Lions Club. I have served as a divisional chairman submit my bio and serve if elected. Since I was for Fayetteville United Way. retired and had the time available, I agreed. Q: Do you have any favorite hobbies or pastimes? A: I like to fish, spend time with our grandchildren, Q: Why is Butterfield important to you, and do you have any family or friends with a BTV work out at the exercise center, watch Razorback connection? sports and volunteer at Cooperative Emergency A: Our church is one of Butterfield’s founding Outreach. I volunteer with a group of men who churches, and my wife and I are members of the help with minor maintenance projects for our BTV Carriage Club. I have a brother-in-law and church members who are in need. Since I retired, sister-in-law, Leroy and Wilma Reese, who have I’ve been able to make a medical mission trip been long time Butterfield residents. When I to Ecuador where I worked with the dentists, received the resident directory, I sat down to cleaning up between patients and sterilizing the instruments. BUTTERFIELD LIFE
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