News

Wiener Take All Races fun for all

Subscriber onlyLynn Atkins/The Weekly Vista About 40 wiener dogs took part in the Tenth Annual Wiener Take All Races, a fund raiser for the Bella Vista Animal Shelter. There were also two races for Wiener- Want-To-Be's and a costume contest. Continue reading...

Back 40's bluff bridge

Wooden span wraps around cliff visible from U.S. 71

Subscriber onlyThrough a narrow gap in the trees alongside the intersection of U.S. Highway 71 and Trafalgar Road, motorists can catch a glimpse of the newest development in Bella Vista's Back 40 trail system -- a wide, wooden bridge hugging the bluff. Continue reading...

Curfew changes approved; solid-waste rates rising

Subscriber onlyChanges to the city curfew, the prospect of holding court in town, and new billing and pricing for waste removal services were addressed during Monday night's City Council meeting. Continue reading...

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Community

Holiday Bazaar Oct. 1

Subscriber onlyPhoto submitted United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of Bella Vista (20 Boyce Dr.) will hold their annual Holiday Bazaar from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 1. Homemade cinnamon and orange rolls and coffee will be available at 8:30, and pulled pork sandwiches and dessert will be available after 10:30 a.m. Choose from a variety of hand-crafted items, “dignified discards," plants, homemade jams, jellies, breads and desserts. All proceeds go to support local charities. Pictured are, from left: Judy Knadle, Verna Bottjen, Elaine Detlefsen, Wanda Holliday, Mil Davidson, Sandy Larsen, Judy Bilyeu, Betty Reynolds, Darleen O’Brien, Jane Potts, Barbara Brooks, Betty Lange, Jeneda Mickelson, “G” Billingsley, Karen Roenfeld, Dixie Young, Mabel Ashline, Jan Kolbe, Ev Weigel, and Gladys Jutte. Continue reading...

Keen takes first at woodcarvers show

Subscriber onlyBen Goff/NWA Democrat-Gazette Darin Keen of Bella Vista worked on a new pyrographic, or wood burning, piece at his table on Sept. 11 during the Woodcarvers of Northwest Arkansas annual show at Frisco Station Mall in Rogers. Keen said he's been an artist his whole life, but just began wood burning three weeks ago. He won first place in the open division pyrographic with color and open division pyrographic without color categories at the show. Continue reading...

Banjo player featured at Writers & Poets meeting

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Entertainment

Always keep your eyes on the goal

Subscriber onlyHave you ever reached your destination but found out it was the wrong date? Continue reading...

Elections and wars have this in common

Subscriber onlyElections and wars have this in common: They don't resolve political differences, they just determine who has the upper hand and who is forced to submit. And they sometimes go hand in hand because elections can avert war or cause war, depending on the willingness of the parties involved to yield to opposing views. Continue reading...

Trip to Palomar reveals the wonders of God's universe

Subscriber onlyRecently I asked "Fred" if he knew what a telescope was. He responded, "It's something you look through to see things wiggling in a drop of water." Continue reading...

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