Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority welcomes new members


The Northwest Arkansas Weavers Guild will meet at 10 a.m. on May 14 in the main exhibit building of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. The election of officers will take place.

The program will be presented by Deborah Livingston Lowe, Founder of Upper Canada Weaving. Founded in 2010 and using a small-scale production model, the studio uses locally sourced fibers to produce fabrics in short runs. The Zoom presentation will focus on reproductions of fabrics from the 1800s such as bedspreads and linens.

Guests are welcome.


hill hikers

The Ozark Hill Hikers, affiliated with the American Volkssport Association, invite all interested walkers to walk with them on May 14 in Rogers. Registration is 8:30 a.m. to 9 a.m. at Jiffy Kwik, 219 S. Arkansas St. in Rogers. There is a $3 fee for credit and $2 for non-credit. The walk will start and end at Jiffy Kwik, where participants will choose between a 7km or 10km walk. Free parking is available across the street and next door.

Membership dues for Ozark Hill Hikers are $12 per year, pro-rated $1 for each month remaining in the calendar year.

Information: [email protected] or (479) 381-9366.


The General Lafayette Chapter, Sons of the American Revolution, will meet at 11:30 a.m. May 14 at the Whole Hog Cafe, 3009 N. College Ave. in Fayetteville. Guests are welcome.

Information: (479) 521-3194 or (479) 751-2489.

books of mysteries

The Mystery Book Club will meet at 4 p.m. on May 18 in the Community Room at the Bella Vista Public Library. Our guest author will be heartwarming detective novelist Jane Elzey. She will talk about her Cardboard Cottage Mystery series, including “Dying for Dominoes”, /”Dice in a Deadly Sea”, and the third book in the upcoming series, “Poison Parcheesi and Wine”. All are invited to come and participate in a pleasant afternoon with Elzey.

For further information: [email protected].

master gardeners

The Benton County Master Gardeners will be hosting educational presentations from 6-7:30 p.m. May 24 at the Helping Hands Garden at 2602 SW D St. in Bentonville. Drop-ins are welcome at any time. The topic of the presentations is pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers, with a focus on organic options. The public is invited. The event is family friendly and all ages are welcome. The garden can be wet at times, so bring shoes accordingly.

Presentations are scheduled for 6:15 p.m. and 7 p.m. Master gardeners will be available for questions, consultations and tours throughout the event. In case of rain, the event will take place on May 31.

Produce grown in the garden is distributed through the Helping Hands food pantry. Master Gardeners is a voluntary organization.


Alpha Kappa Alpha

Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Phi Alpha Omega Chapter, is pleased to announce the new members of the organization. Chapter President Myra McKenzie-Harris officially welcomed the new members in a private ceremony on May 1.

New members include Rana Peterson Barclay, Summit, NJ; Aryn Chambliss, Fayetteville; Angela Collier, Bentonville; Theresia Daniels, Springdale; Sharon Glover, Little Rock; Dr. Ashley Grishby Smith, Lowell; Robin Kelley, Centerton; Maurisa Roberts, Rogers; Dr. Takama Statton-Brooks, Springdale; Shante’ Turner, CPA, Springdale; and Tennille Webb, JD, Bentonville.

The new members are dedicated and committed to carrying on the legacy of the oldest black sisterhood by being of “service to all mankind”. As part of their membership training, new members participated in a community service project by donating new underwear and breast health information for customers at Dress for Success locations in the northwest. from Arkansas.


On April 23, members of the Perennial Garden Club came armed with digging tools and plants to enhance the beauty outside historic Parker Hall at Mount Sequoyah in Fayetteville. Mount Sequoyah volunteer staff had prepared the area by removing previous plantings and delivering topsoil, mulch and rocks. Participating members were Karen Compton, Gina Pendergraft, Tammy Hudson, Karen Cole, Lucy Jones, Ann Noland, Jennifer Murry, Judy McDonald, Laura Underwood, Tanya Collins and Kim Johnson. (Courtesy picture)
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