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COMPLIMENTARY

SEPTEMBER + OCTOBER 2019

BUTTERFIELD

FEATURE PROFILE

Margaret Whillock UA News

Arkansas Alumni Awards

Foundation Board Member Q&A Gaye Cypert

Village Newcomer

Maurice Rankin


Celebrating 65 Years

Symphony of Northwest Arkansas Paul Haas, Music Director

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Contents 4 From the CEO 6 Feature Profile Margaret Whillock 9 Village Newcomer Q+A Maurice Rankin 9 Resident Anniversaries + New Neighbors

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10 UA News 2019 Arkansas Alumni Awards 12 Living Spaces Village Home of Margaret Whillock 14 Village Snapshots 16 Out & About Razorback Football 17 Walton Arts Center Blue Man Group, Lyle Lovett 18 Library News 19 Featured Village Events

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20 Employee Spotlight Leann Pacheco 21 Foundation Board Member Q&A Gaye Cypert 21 Foundation News Charitable Giving Panel 22 Fitness Neurotrack Testing

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VOL. 8 ISSUE 5 SEPTEMBER + OCTOBER 2019

BUTTERFIELD

From the CEO Many of you know that I worked in the public school system for many years before coming to Butterfield. As a result, autumn always draws me back to fond memories of school starting, buses running and changing seasons. I know that with the number of former teachers and professors living at BTV and on our Carriage Club wait list, I am not alone with these feelings.

Quintin Trammell CEO MARKETING Melinda Silva Director of Marketing Leann Pacheco Sales Counselor 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

Butterfield has many well-established ties with the University of Arkansas and our local schools. In September, resident Linda Hayes will kick off the BTV Pen Pal Program. Students at Butterfield Elementary are paired with residents who write letters to one another during the school year. In the spring, the Village will host a luncheon where the pen pals meet in person. Our program has been a huge success, bridging generations and creating long-lasting friendships. If you are interested in participating, please contact Linda Hayes at lhayes40@gmail.com. Additionally, we are thrilled to be a Gold Sponsor this year for the 2019 Alumni Awards Celebration on Nov. 1st. In its 75th year, this event celebrates past and present UA alumni, faculty and friends who’ve given so much to our cherished university. Be sure to see the article in this issue of Butterfield LIFE to learn about this year’s awards recipients. Since I am focusing on education, I would be remiss to not mention the continued partnership Butterfield has with the UA’s Osher Lifelong Learning Institute. OLLI’s programs, some of which are held on our campus, are a wonderful way to continue learning and growing. Don’t miss this issue’s feature profile spotlighting Village resident Margaret Whillock. Those of you who know Margaret know she has a long history of volunteerism, philanthropy and serving her alma mater, the UA. A native Arkansan, one of the highlights of Margaret’s career was serving as Deputy Director of the White House Visitors Office under President Bill Clinton. I hope everyone has a great fall and enjoys the change of seasons in the coming weeks.

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Quintin Trammell Chief Executive Officer 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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Feature Profile

Margaret M. Whillock:

Photos by Stephen Ironside

Honoring the Spirit of Service When Margaret Whillock was growing up in the River Valley, her parents owned and operated drug stores, and as a child she saw first-hand their dedicated work ethic, the humility they applied to situations, and the exemplary service they extended to others. “My father would always greet every customer the same, including the workers from the local migrant camp,” Margaret, a Butterfield resident, said. “He would shake each customer’s hand and ask, ‘How can I help?’ From watching my parents, I learned to treat everyone with respect, show optimism and accept people as they were.” Margaret’s upbringing set the foundation for her long-tenured career in civic service, fundraising and philanthropy. Through years of tireless service and volunteerism, she has made a lasting impact on her community, the state of Arkansas, and her alma mater, the University of Arkansas. As a fundraising professional, she served organizations such as the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra (the Symphony of Northwest Arkansas today), the Arkansas Arts Center, and the Baptist Health Foundation, among others. Undoubtedly, the highlight of her career

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was her time in Washington, D.C., serving as Deputy Director of the White House Visitors Office. Over the years, she’s served on dozens of boards and associations. At the UA alone, she served on the UA’s National Development Council, Board of Advisors, Campaign Arkansas Steering Committee, Campaign for the 21st Century, and the Fulbright College Advisory Board. She is a founding member of the UA Women’s Giving Circle, a member of the Chancellor’s Society and the Towers of Old Main. Her honors include being named to the Top 100 Women in Arkansas, induction into the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation Hall of Honor, and receiving the coveted University of Arkansas Chancellor’s Medal in 2017. Margaret Moore was born in Altus, Ark., attended school in the River Valley and graduated from Fayetteville High school. She earned a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from the UA. Even though as an adult she lived in Jonesboro and spent a total of 37 years between Little Rock and Washington, D.C., she always kept Fayetteville close to her heart.


of Development for the Arkansas Arts Center, Director of Corporate and Foundation Relations for the University of Arkansas at Little Rock, and later Executive Director for the Baptist Health Foundation. “Carl was very supportive, and he brought out the best in me,” Margaret said of her late husband, who died in 2005. “He always believed in me, and he made me a better person. Carl had a brilliant mind and was a remarkable man. I greatly miss our talks and his perspective. He was the best thing that ever happened to me.”

“I’ve always thought of Fayetteville as home in my heart,” Margaret said, adding that is one reason her induction into the Fayetteville Public Education Foundation’s Hall of Honor in 2000 was so meaningful. After college, she taught school in Rogers and Springdale for several years before eventually transitioning to fundraising work. While working in education, Margaret, a single mother of six, met Carl Whillock, an attorney from a well-known Van Buren County family, who at the time was in administration at the UA. “I was well suited to have six children because I truly enjoyed them,” Margaret said. “When they were growing up, I made it a point of including my children in my career, when suitable. They sold tickets at fundraisers, served Cokes, helped decorate and whatever needed to be done. I encouraged my children to be self-reliant and to succeed on their own terms – and they have. In turn, I supported them as a home room mother for 14 years in Fayetteville Public Schools and have been active with Girl Scouts, baseball teams and PTA, etc.”

WHITE HOUSE YEARS While the Whillocks were living near the UA campus, Margaret’s brother Rudy Moore Jr. brought a Rhodes Scholar who was teaching at the law school to meet them. It was Bill Clinton, and he and the Whillocks became friends. In 1974, Clinton’s girlfriend, Hillary Rodham, was coming to Fayetteville to teach at the law school. He specifically asked Margaret to help Hillary feel welcome. So she did. On her second day at the law school, Margaret asked Hillary to lunch. Even though the two women came from different backgrounds, they had many of the same ideas and values in common. They bonded and formed a strong friendship. In Little Rock, the Whillocks were among the many supporters who campaigned for Bill Clinton in the 1992 presidential election. They belonged to the Arkansas Travelers who campaigned in states like New Hampshire, Iowa and New York and went door-to-door. Many of Margaret’s Butterfield neighbors today were counted among this highly motivated group. In 1997, President Clinton appointed Carl as special liaison between the Agriculture Department and the White House. The Whillocks and their granddaughter, Caroline, 7, who lived with them at

In 1973, Margaret accepted a position as Director of the North Arkansas Symphony Orchestra where she remained until Carl was named President of Arkansas State University and the family relocated to Jonesboro. Little Rock was the next stop when Carl was named President and CEO of Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corporation. Margaret’s career was thriving, too, in her new roles as Director Margaret Whillock (second from left) aboard Air Force One. BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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the time, relocated to Washington, D.C. In 1998, Margaret received a call, and the First Lady offered her the position of Deputy Director of the White House Visitors Office.

INSPIRATIONAL WOMEN Margaret worked for three women who greatly impacted her life and career. All three were intelligent and had a drive to help others less fortunate then themselves.

In her role, Margaret helped facilitate 1.5 million visitors to the White House each year, ranging from diplomats and heads of state to Hollywood celebrities, including Ricky Martin, Julie Andrews and Sammy Sosa. Many people from Arkansas visited the White House and had the opportunity to take personal tours and attend events during Clinton’s presidency. Margaret helped oversee annual events, like the Easter Egg Roll, the National Christmas Tree Lighting, the Fourth of July celebration and welcoming arrival ceremonies for diplomats and heads of state.

Betty Bumpers, former Arkansas first lady and wife of U.S. Sen. Dale Bumpers, was an advocate for world denuclearization, which Margaret supported in her role as State Director of Peace Links Worldwide, Inc.

(Back row: left to right) daughter Melissa McKenney, Carl Whillock, U.S. Sen. J. William Fulbright, Margaret Whillock and Rudy Moore, Jr. (Front row) Sons Ben and Brennan Carter.

Jo Luck was CEO of Little Rock-based Heifer International, where Margaret served as Vice President of the organization’s capital campaign. Luck started the wildly successful Heifer worldwide Gift Catalog program.

The White House staff worked together seamlessly and Margaret could count on friends and colleagues if she needed Hillary Clinton provided Margaret with the job of occasional help with Caroline. She had been taught lifetime and has been a loyal friend for more than to give White House tours from the Secret Service. 40 years. They would last anywhere from 20 minutes to an hour and 20 minutes Margaret continues to travel and per tour. visit her large and growing family. “Working at the Her children, 14 grandchildren and White House was “Once one of my tours ran late, four great grandchildren are a and some of the Secret Service cherished part of her life. Daughter an honor and members looked after Caroline for Sallie C. Overbey, an architect, and me,” Margaret remembers with a sons Larry B. Carter, Managing privilege and laugh. “When I caught up with them, Director of a private equity firm, an exhilarating Caroline was at the Old Ebbitt Grill Brennan M. Carter, an Insurance across the street eating pancakes Specialist, and Benjamin K. Carter, experience for with about eight Secret Service a Senior Director of Development which I’ll be men.” at UA, all live in Arkansas. Daughter Jenny C. Dakil is a Foundation forever grateful.” Margaret saw the First Lady make it Executive Director with the Norman, a priority to ensure all visitors Okla., Public Schools, and Melissa felt welcome. C. McKenney is a Group and Events Manager who lives in Jasper, Alberta, Canada. “She asked me to attend forums, receptions, conferences and even state dinners and to pick out As a Butterfield resident, Margaret has eased into a the person in the room with no one to talk to and comfortable rhythm of active retirement, spending make them feel welcome – and be sure they left time with love ones, and keeping a pulse on causes feeling good about having been at the that are important to her. White House.” “Working at the White House was an honor and privilege and an exhilarating experience for which I’ll be forever grateful.” 8 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Village Newcomer Q+A

Getting to Know Maurice Rankin When did you move to Butterfield? May 4, 2019.

Where are you from? I began life at the old Fayetteville City Hospital, grew up south of Tontitown in the Steel/Thomas/ Harmon rural area, attended John Brown University in Siloam Springs, then moved to Fort Smith, Corpus Christi, San Antonio, Annapolis, Md., and completed the circle by returning to Fayetteville. What did you do before retirement? I spent relatively brief amounts of time as a radio announcer, a news and continuity writer and a photographer, before turning to engineering. I helped convert a TV station from black and white to color, and later a government TV production house from analog to digital. While in Texas I weathered a couple of hurricanes, and in Maryland had adventures as a Boy Scout troop committee member, participating in high-adventure hiking and camping. Do you have children and grandchildren? I have a son who has two daughters, and a daughter who has one son and one daughter. None live in this area.

Why did you choose Butterfield? Family members are not nearby or in well enough health to assist. When she was alive, my wife and I attended (and I still do) Central United Methodist Church’s Asbury Sunday School, where several members are BTV residents and even more are Carriage Club members. My mother-in-law’s family had great difficulty obtaining reliable help for home care. BTV offered continuity of care not available elsewhere.

Anniversaries

New Neighbors

September

Kurt & Gene Tweraser Mort Gitelman & Nancy Garner Bob & Karen Hendrix Bobbie & Marion Wasson John & Sally King Ken & Beth Vaughan-Wrobel Steele Conrad & Ann Waligorski

October

Donnie & Linda Rutledge Peter & Rhonda Nouguier Tom & Linda Townsend John & Tamara Gilmour

3rd 5th 19th 23rd 24th 24th 28th

Recent Village Move-Ins Jim & Judy Cole Linda Priest Jim & Kathleen Webster Joe Campbell Mary Vaughan Mary Beth Hughes Betty Wallace

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The 2019 Arkansas Alumni Association’s Awardees are:

UA News

CITATION OF DISTINGUISHED ALUMNI

2019 Arkansas Alumni Awards Alumni Association’s Awards Celebration in 75th Year

The Arkansas Alumni Association will host the 75th Annual Alumni Awards Celebration on Friday, Nov. 1, at the Fayetteville Town Center. This year’s event will honor 11 outstanding University of Arkansas alumni, faculty and friends recognized for their significant accomplishments. Butterfield Trail Village is a Gold Sponsor of this year’s Alumni Awards Celebration, which begins at 6 p.m. with a cocktail reception followed by dinner and a program at 7 p.m. Deadline to register for the awards celebration is Friday, Oct. 18. To register and for more information, visit arkansasalumni.org, or contact Deb Euculano at alumniawards@arkansasalumni.org or (479) 575-2292.

HONORARY ALUMNI AWARD

Cynthia E. Nance J.D., the Nathan G. Gordon Professor of Law and dean emeritus, University of Arkansas School of Law

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FACULTY DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FOR SERVICE

Hayden McIlroy B.S.B.A., 1962, chair of the board and chief executive officer of HM Investments

Emma Kelly Rhodes Ed.S., 1984, Ed.D., 1987, director of the Emma Kelly Rhodes Education Center

Bill Underwood B.S.B.A., 1961, chair of Underwoods Fine Jewelers

ANDREW J. LUCAS ALUMNI SERVICE AWARD

COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD

YOUNG ALUMNI AWARD

Steve L. Nipper Stephanie S. Streett Ebony Wyatt B.A., 1991, executive B.S.B.A., 1971, M.B.A., B.S.B.A., 2003, 1973, retired president director of the Clinton General Mills director Foundation of BancorpSouth of sales for Walmart FACULTY DISTINGUISHED ACHIEVEMENT AWARDS FOR RESEARCH

John Reuben Clark Peggy Schaefer Whitby Ph.D., 1983, Ph.D., associate distinguished professor professor of special of horticulture, Dale education, Bumpers College of Department of Agricultural, Food and Curriculum and Life Sciences and Instruction, College of University of Arkansas Education and Health Division of Agriculture Professions SEPTEMBER + OCTOBER 2019

FACULTY DISTINGUISHED RISING TEACHING ACHIEVEMENT AWARD

CHARLES AND NADINE BAUM FACULTY TEACHING AWARD

Anne Velliquette Ph.D., 2000, assistant professor of marketing, Sam M. Walton College of Business

The Honorable Howard W. Brill J.D., LL.M., university professor and Vincent Foster Professor of Legal Ethics and Professional Responsibility, University of Arkansas School of Law


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Living Spaces

The Stylish Classic Warmth of Margaret Whillock’s Village Home One sweeping view around this 1,600-square-foot stunner is a study in ultimate style. The open floor plan is anchored by Georgian furnishings and accentuated by a distinct Asian flair. Each room is a treasure trove of books and antiques. Photos by Stephen Ironside

A taller than standard island with two surface levels is a customized feature.

The power of red and yellow combine with mixed patterns to make the living room the showpiece of the home.

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Monogramed bedding in toile adorns the master bedroom.

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Photos from Margaret and her late husband Carl’s time in Washington, D.C., fill the hallway.

A hutch holds sentimental items like photos of Margaret’s great-grandfather who attended the University of Tennessee. Ornate patterns in rich tones and teal accent pieces give the study a Parisian feel.

Her granddaughter chose lavender for the guest room.

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Village Snapshots

Fulbright Scholars Social

In the Art Studio

BTV Farmers Market Produce 14 BUTTERFIELD LIFE

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Tontitown Grape Festival

Wine and Cheese Tasting

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Out & About

Woo Pig Sooie! BTV Provides Transportation to Razorback Stadium during Football Season The Arkansas Razorbacks’ 2019-20 football season is underway, and once again BTV residents can enjoy free transportation to home games at Donald W. Reynolds Razorback Stadium in Fayetteville. The Hogs kicked off their new season at home against Portland State on August 31. They will host a total of seven home games at Razorback Stadium, three of which will be Southeastern Conference play. During UA football and basketball seasons this year, complimentary transportation will be provided to both Village residents and Carriage Club members. For football games, simply board the BTV bus at the porte cochère entryway in front of the Commons Center for at drop off at Lot 56 on campus and short walk to the stadium. During basketball season, which gets underway Oct. 19, board the bus for curbside drop off in front of Bud Walton Arena. It’s that easy and convenient! It’s no secret that BTV residents have a longstanding tradition of supporting Razorback athletic teams in Fayetteville, and for each new year, being a fan has its new perks.

Last season, Razorback Stadium debuted a major expansion and renovation with a new video board, more stadium seats, and new field-level loge boxes and premium club seating. This season, when fans arrive to cheer on the Hogs, they’ll see the stadium has said “goodbye” to its artificial turf playing field and “welcome back” to natural grass. For the first time since 2009, the Razorback Stadium has returned to its original natural grass surface, which debuted in 1938. The stadium continues to improve sound quality so fans in the stands won’t miss a single play. And for comfort on those warmer days, complimentary water stations have been placed around the stadium with additional shaded areas and ventilation fans. Returning at the helm for his second year is Head Football Coach Chad Morris, leading the Razorbacks with excitement and a hunger for victory. “There’s only one Razorback,” Morris tells his players, “and you have to work to wear it.” Questions? Stop by the BTV Transportation Desk in the main lobby, or call the Programs and Events Department at (479) 695-8003 for more information about home game transportation. Then, gather up your friends, family and your Hogs fan gear and get ready for a new season of Razorback sports action!

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A New Season of Performances You’ll Love!

Arts & Entertainment

Highlighted Happenings in NWA

Your home for all-new Broadway, big laughs and live music in a variety of genres, Walton Arts Center kicks off its 2019-20 Season with can’t-miss shows, artists and series that will leave you… speechless!

Blue Man Group

Walton Arts Center

Blue Man Group – 11 Shows! More than 35 million people have experienced the exciting and spectacular show that is Blue Man Group. Now, the bald, blue men are back with their latest Speechless Tour, featuring new and original compositions, invented instruments and unexpected situations – alongside iconic Blue Man Group moments. Sept. 10-19.

Lyle Lovett and His Acoustic Group Texas-based Lyle Lovett fuses elements of country, swing, jazz, folk, gospel and blues in a convention-defying manner that breaks down barriers. For one show only on Oct. 4, come experience this singer, composer and actor who has broadened the definition of American music with his gift for storytelling. Lyle Lovett

Buffett on Broadway Welcome to Margaritaville, where people come to get away from it all – and stay to find something they never expected. The 2019-20 Broadway Series kicks off with Escape to Margaritaville on Oct. 22-27, featuring classics songs from Jimmy Buffett – one of music’s most potent tropical icons. Broadway Baby What would happen if Sherlock Holmes and Monty Python had an illegitimate Broadway baby? You’d get The Play that Goes Wrong – London’s award-winning smash comedy! WAC’s Broadway Series continues on Nov. 12-27 with the gut-busting murder mystery chock-full of mishaps and madcap mania! West Street Live Series As fourth generation performers, the Nace Brothers were raised in the golden age of honky-tonk and have been performing together for more than 37 years. On Oct. 10, the Nace Brothers Acoustic concert will showcase the band’s rich musical heritage and unique blend of country, blues and roots rock. Multi-generational Jazz The Starrlight Jazz Club Series kicks off Oct. 12 with the Freddy Cole Quartet Tribute to Nat “King” Cole Centennial. Freddy Cole is a musician’s musician and the brother of the late Nat Cole. Then on Nov. 15, the Jason Marsalis Quartet takes the stage led by the youngest member of New Orleans’ venerable first family of jazz. For tickets and a full season listing visit waltonartscenter.org or call the Walton Arts Center box office at (479) 443-5600.

Walton Arts Center > Harry Potter and the Prisoner of Azkaban™ in Concert, Walmart AMP Oct. 12 > Broadway Book Club: Escape to Margaritaville Oct. 28 For more info, visit waltonartscenter.org TheatreSquared 2019-20 Grand Opening Season > Shakespeare in Love Through Sept. 15 > Native Gardens Begins Oct. 2 For more info, visit theatre2.org Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art: > Major Exhibition: Crystals in Art Ancient to Today Opens Oct. 12 For more info, visit crystalbridges.org Fall Arts & Crafts Fairs > Spanker Creek Farm Arts & Crafts Fair – Bentonville Oct. 16-20 > War Eagle Mill Craft & Culinary Fair – Rogers Oct. 17-20 > Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival Oct. 17-20 > Ozark Regional Arts & Crafts Show – Fayetteville & Springdale Oct. 17-19 > Frisco Station Mall Arts & Crafts Festival – Rogers Oct. 17-20 > Sharp’s Show of War Eagle – Rogers Oct. 17-20 For more info, visit nwacraftfairs.com 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

New at BTV Library: Fact, Fiction and Your Next Great Read A selection of newly acquired titles at the BTV Library are ready to inspire, educate and entertain you. They include a New York Times best-selling memoir of D-Day written by a 98-year-old veteran, the true story of a refugee child who searched Africa by foot for food and shelter, and a novel of a young woman uncovering the past lives of her grandmother. There is also a memoir by Star Trek actor George Takei, and a novel that poses one singular question: How well do we really know each other? Fact or fiction, present over past, whatever your reading preference, you’re bound to find it at the library. Archer is a man who unjustly did prison time and is now out on parole in One Good Deed by David Baldacci, but within days finds himself accused of a murder he didn’t commit.   Red Mountain by Boo Walker is about misfits who live in hill country in Oregon, where wine-making is the second most important occupation; the first is keeping secrets.  

George Takei played Mr. Sulu in the original Star Trek series, but he is also a survivor of the World War II-era internment camps the U.S. forced Japanese-Americans into, and he writes about that experience in They Called Us Enemy.    What do you do when your dear old grandmother wills you her ramshackle bed-and-breakfast inn? In The Hideaway by Lauren Denton, you piece together a past of bravery, passion and choices that changed destiny in marvelous and devastating ways. On the year of its 75th anniversary, D-Day is superbly described in Every Man a Hero: A Memoir of D-Day, the First Wave at Omaha Beach, and a World at War, an unforgettable firsthand account by 98-yearold veteran Ray Lambert.   A Long Walk to Water: Based on a True Story by Linda Sue Park, tells of two kids growing up in drought-and war-stricken Sudan, one facing crocodiles and lions trying to get water each day, the other trying not to be forced to become a child soldier for a rampaging rebel army.  

What happens when a preacher gets drunk and goes wild in a strip club, and is found dead the next day? You arrest the waitress he harassed, who is ably represented by a criminal defense attorney who has enough of a conscience that he wants to stop doing that work, but can’t because this time the defendant might actually be An Innocent Client. By Scott Pratt.   All the Light We Cannot See by Anthony Doerr, tells the story of a blind French girl and a German orphan boy whose paths collide in occupied France while trying to survive the devastation of World War II.


Featured Events

Featured Village Events COMING IN SEPTEMBER

Virginia Luque

SEPT. 14 5:30pm | Wine and Cheese Social 7pm | Concert FLAMENCO GUITARIST VIRGINIA LUQUE Butterfield is pleased to welcome preeminent guitar virtuoso Virginia Luque to the Performance Hall stage! Luque, who has performed at Carnegie Hall, The Metropolitan Opera House, The Frick Collection in New York City, and other venues across the U.S., will present an evening of classical and flamenco music in her signature Spanish romantic style. A native of Spain, Luque has been awarded First Prize at several international music competitions, including the Manuel de Falla Competition for Classical Guitar in Granada, Spain. She recently recorded Rodrigo’s “Concierto de Aranjuez” with the London Symphony Orchestra at Abbey Road Studios. This evening of extraordinary music is not to be missed! Tickets are available for residents, Carriage Club members and a limited number of guests. Contact Riki Stamps at rstamps@btvillage.org.

SEPT. 26 | 6pm AUTUMN BREEZE DANCE FEATURING THE NEIL OGLE JAZZ BAND Autumn has arrived, and the BTV Performance Hall will be abloom with bountiful fall color and décor at this semi-formal event! The evening will feature

heavy hors d’oeuvres created by our own Executive Chef Memo Vaca and Chef Henry Leachman and the smooth jazz sounds of the Neil Ogle Band. Be sure to join us for a celebration of the year’s loveliest of seasons!

COMING IN OCTOBER OCT. 15-20 BT VILLAGE TOURS: AUTUMN IN ACADIANA There are a few seats left for this exclusive travel excursion to colorful Acadiana! Journey to French Louisiana with majestic Cypress trees and winding bayous and experience the authentic Joie de Vivre (joy of living)! Enjoy a two-night stay at a magnificent 1850’s sugarcane estate followed by a visit to Lafayette to tour an accordion factory, a cathedral, museums, an antebellum home, and a swamp wildlife refuge. Zydeco music and delicious food will be around every corner, so make your reservations today! Contact Riki Stamps, director of Programs and Events, at rstamps@btvillage.org or (479) 695-8073. OCT. 18 | 7:30am MUSEUM TRAVEL SERIES: THE WONDERS OF WILDLIFE NATIONAL MUSEUM & AQUARIUM Johnny Morris, founder and CEO of Bass Pro Shops, shares his passion for wildlife and conservation at this fascinating Springfield, Mo., attraction.

Photos courtesy of LafayetteTravel.com

Join visitors from around the world to experience Wonders of Wildlife’s immersive habitats, wildlife galleries, an aquarium adventure and special exhibits that entertain, educate and share the stories of America’s greatest conservationists.

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Employee Spotlight

Meet Your BTV Staff NAME: Leann Pacheco POSITION: I’m the Butterfield Sales Counselor. HOW LONG AT BTV: My first day was March 25. EDUCATION: Bachelor of Business Administration, Marketing, University of Arkansas at Little Rock DESCRIBE WHAT YOU DO: I work with our Carriage Club membership, keeping future Village residents engaged and apprised of move-in opportunities, and provide tours and information to families just learning about BTV. I also work as part of the marketing and sales team on a wide variety of public relations projects. WHAT’S THE BEST PART OF YOUR JOB? Our residents’ willingness to promote the Village from within and to share how happy they are with their decision to move here. WHAT DO YOU TAKE PRIDE AT WORK? Making real connections with prospective residents. This role isn’t just about selling; it’s also about ensuring that the BTV lifestyle is the right fit for individuals and families.

Foundation News

The Butterfield Trail Foundation is grateful for the gifts received between May 20, 2019, and July 25, 2019, from the following donors:

Donations • Billy Morris Health Care Center Fund • Lenora Metz in honor of Alan Metz’s birthday Honors/Memorials • Ray & Penney Culver in memory of Vance Elder, and in honor of Jim Ferguson and Harris Sonnenberg • Ron & Polly Hanson in memory of Carl Koffler • Larry & Borgny Hanley in memory of Carl Koffler

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PREVIOUS EXPERIENCE: I’ve previously held positions as a hospital marketing and communications coordinator, and as a sales and marketing director for a dedicated memory care community. I’ve also worked in catering and restaurant management. HOMETOWN/BACKGROUND: I’m an Arkansas girl. I grew up in Batesville but most of my immediate family now live in the central part of the state. Our big family gatherings usually take place in the North Little Rock area. FAMILY:  My husband Scott and I have been married for 16 years. We have two children, ages 10 and 13. Our extracurricular activities include fastpitch softball and cross country. INTERESTS AND HOBBIES: I’m a sports fan, and love spending time on the lake. Someday I will find time to read again. Leann Pacheco

Library • Vernon & Paulette Collins in memory of Carl Koffler • George and Elinor Osborn in memory of Carl Koffler • Margaret Blair in memory of Carl Koffler • Lloyd & Dorothy Seaton in memory of Carl Koffler and Vance Elder Moving Made Easy • Frieda Manweiler • June Young • Constance Nunnally Music & Performance Fund – Lighting Project • Tom & Jill King • Anonymous in honor of Jimmy & Gaye Cypert • June Colwell in memory of Carl Koffler • Pat Parker in memory of Carl Koffler


Board Spotlight

Meet Your Foundation Board Q&A with BTV Foundation Board Resident Member Gaye Cypert Q: Where did you grow up, and how long have you and your family been in Northwest Arkansas? A: My family moved to Springdale in 1939, and I grew up there. Q: Tell us about your profession. A: I taught elementary school in Fayetteville and Springdale for a few years. Later, I spent more than 30 years in the travel business as a group travel specialist. Q: What is your academic background? A: I have a Bachelor of Science in Education degree from the University of Arkansas. Q: Tell us about your family. A: My husband Jimmy and I have been married 63 years and have two daughters and sons-in-laws, six grandchildren, two of whom are married and two great grandchildren. Q: How/when were you elected to the Foundation Board, and how do you see yourself best contributing? A: I have served since October 2015. As a Butterfield resident myself, I can bring concerns and ideas from the residents. I am especially interested in being an advocate for the Health Care Center and Special Care Center.

Q: What, in your opinion, sets Butterfield apart? A: The range of care for seniors. It is a lovely community staffed by quality, caring people. My mother, who was also a resident, was happy here, so I knew that it would be right for us. Q: What would you like to tell current and/or future Gaye Cypert residents about Butterfield? A: BTV was started by five Fayetteville churches and remains a non-profit organization. It is a full service, friendly and welcoming place to enjoy your years in retirement. Q: What are your favorite hobbies or pastimes? A: I love spending time with family, friends and Jimmy. We traveled extensively and enjoyed those experiences. I enjoyed years of volunteer service for church and non-profits, especially the Susan G. Komen Foundation.

BTV Foundation Panel Discussion Charitable Giving Strategies | Sept. 24 at 7 p.m. For more than three decades, the BTV Foundation has generated support for important Village projects and services that enhance and sustain the quality of life for residents now and for generations to come. As part of the Foundation’s 2019 Annual Campaign, you are invited to a Charitable Giving Strategies panel discussion to educate residents on the maximum advantages for their tax-deductible gifts. Presenters are Foundation Board members Hugh Kincaid, retired director of planned giving at the University of Arkansas Office of Development, Lisa Higgins, CPA, and Julie Olsen, panel moderator.

Hugh Kincaid

Lisa Higgins

Julie Olsen

David Williams

They will be joined by David Williams, a member of the BTV Board of Directors who is a retired financial advisor. This free event will present strategies related to appreciated securities, donor-advised funds, and qualified charitable IRA distributions.

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Fitness

Brain Health Testing for Butterfield Residents Resumes in October Butterfield’s Fitness and Wellness Department will resume brain health testing to help residents identify the need for early disease intervention, prevent falls, improve memory and ensure a more independent lifestyle. Residents can take the battery of cognitive assessments on Oct. 8, 9 and 10 at the BTV Fitness and Wellness Department. Fitness and Wellness Director Jennifer Neill said BTV, the University of Arkansas’ Department of Health, Human Performance and Recreation and Neurotrack are collaborating on the testing program. At a later date, residents will each receive individualized test results, which Neill’s team can use to develop a personalized wellness plan for residents, or factor into existing plans. “These tests analyze the functions of the brain, which is the control center for everything we do,” Neill said. “The brain allows us to think, plan, move and complete daily tasks, which is why it’s so important to analyze what our bodies are telling us. “For those residents who’ve already taken these tests,” she said, “come by so we can retest you and continue to track your progress. It will only take about an hour, and it’s well worth your time.”

The tests include the Montreal Cognitive Assessment screening tool, which assesses several cognitive domains and was designed for the purpose of early detection. It has proven to be useful in indicating early signs of Parkinson’s disease, Alzheimer’s disease, Huntington’s disease and dementia. The Dual-Task gait test assesses a person’s ability to multitask while walking and counting backwards. The Dual-Task test is associated with dementia progression. Studies show that cognition and motor control share similar brain pathways. When performing the Dual-Task test, these pathways may experience overload which is indicates varying degrees of cognitive decline. The battery of tests, which includes a total of eight assessments, will show ways residents can improve in order to decrease their risk of falls. Many of those approaches are part of the exercise and fitness programs offered at Butterfield.

“Our goal is to keep you moving...” Jennifer Neill, Director of Fitness and Wellness

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BRINGING THE WORLD TO YOU 2019/20 Walton Arts Center Season On Sale Now!

The Swingles Winter Tales Dec. 5, 2019

MARCH/APRIL

Randy Rainbow Live Dec. 6, 2019

Socks in the Frying Pan March 5, 2020

Catherine Russell Dec. 6, 2019

SEPTEMBER/OCTOBER

Boston Brass Christmas Bells are Swingin’ Dec. 8, 2019

Trike Theatre’s Sideways Stories from Wayside School March 7, March 14 & March 21, 2020

Blue Man Group Speechless Sept. 10-19, 2019

Tim Hawkins Dec. 7, 2019

Anastasia March 10-15, 2020

A Christmas Story, The Musical Dec. 10-15, 2019

Arlo Guthrie – 20/20 Tour: Featuring Alice’s Restaurant March 20, 2020

Robert Earl Keen Countdown to Christmas with Shinyribs Dec. 17, 2019

The Messenger Legacy Band Art Blakey Centennial March 20, 2020

The Snowman: A Family Concert Dec. 22, 2019

Bonnie Bishop March 21, 2020

Nace Brothers Acoustic Oct. 10, 2019 Nobuntu Oct. 11, 2019

The Polar Express Dec. 23, 2019

VoiceJam Competition April 4, 2020

Freddy Cole Quartet Tribute to Nat “King” Cole Centennial Oct. 12, 2019

JANUARY/FEBRUARY

Fiddler on the Roof April 14-19, 2020

Jesse Cook Jan. 10, 2020

Äbhä by Parshwanath Upadhye and Punyah Dance Company April 21, 2020

Tiempo Libre Oct. 3, 2019 Lyle Lovett and his Acoustic Group Oct. 4, 2019

The Complete Works of William Shakespeare (abridged) [revised] Oct. 17, 2019 Escape to Margaritaville Oct. 22-27, 2019 Mystery Science Theater 3000 Live: The Great Cheesy Movie Circus Tour Oct. 29, 2019 The Rocky Horror Picture Show Halloween Party Oct. 31, 2019

NOVEMBER /DECEMBER

The Real Group April 3, 2020

Amy Ray Jan. 16, 2020

Bollywood Boulevard April 23, 2020

Trike Theatre’s A Year with Frog and Toad Jan. 25, Feb. 1 & Feb. 8, 2020

Arun Luthra’s Konnakol Jazz Project with Selvaganesh April 24, 2020

Piano Battle Jan. 30, 2020

Erth’s Prehistoric Aquarium Adventure: The Mystery of the Dinosaurs of the Deep April 28, 2020

Fred Hersch Trio Jan. 31, 2020 Ballet Memphis Contemporaryx3 Feb. 6, 2020

MAY

Tab Benoit Feb. 6, 2020

Windmill Theatre Company’s Beep May 1-2, 2020

Daniel Tiger’s Neighborhood LIVE! Feb. 8, 2020 The Peking Acrobats Feb. 25, 2020

Artosphere Festival Orchestra 10x10 Concert May 6, 2020

The Play That Goes Wrong Nov. 12-17, 2019

Les Ballets Trockadero de Monte Carlo Feb. 27, 2020

Artosphere Festival Orchestra 10th Anniversary Concert May 9, 2020

Jason Marsalis Quartet Nov. 15, 2019

Apollo’s Fire - Baroque Orchestra Vivaldi’s Four Seasons: Rediscovered Feb. 29, 2020

Jayme Stone’s Folklife May 14, 2020

David Sedaris Nov. 3, 2019 Theatre Re’s The Nature of Forgetting Nov. 5, 2019

Martha Redbone: Native Roots, Rhythm and Blues Nov. 16, 2019

Once on This Island Feb. 11-16, 2020

The Band’s Visit May 19-23, 2020

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