7,500 ballots cast in Bella Vista during first week of early voting Bella Vista's polling locations saw 7,500 ballots cast across two locations during the first week of early voting from Oct. 19 to Oct. 24, while Benton County as a whole reportedly accepted 47,488 ballots across all 14 early voting sites, according to a news release from Benton County. by Keith Bryant
Emergency services recognized The Bella Vista Baptist Church recognized police and fire department personnel on Wednesday, Oct. 21. by Keith Bryant
POA board hears reports on restaurants, finances At its monthly meeting on Thursday, the POA Board of Directors heard from Director of Business Development Tommy Lee about the food and beverage division. by Lynn Atkins
Council approves bond revenue for public safety projects The Bella Vista City Council voted unanimously in favor of amending the 2020 city budget to appropriate more than $20 million in bond restricted revenues toward fire and police project expenditures during its Monday, Oct. 26, regular meeting. by Keith Bryant
31 new COVID-19 cases reported in Bella Vista The Arkansas Center for Health Improvement reports 35 new known covid-19 cases in Bella Vista in the week ending Oct. 19, bringing the city's total to 340. by Keith Bryant
Local election ongoing Bella Vista City Council Ward 1, Position 1, Ward 2, Position 1, and Ward 3, Position 1, seats are on the ballot in the Tuesday, Nov. 3, general election. While each seat represents a section of the city, council members are elected at large, meaning each voter casts ballots for all three positions. by Keith Bryant
Jeffrey came to retire, found garden club Bella Vista resident and Garden Club President Judy Jeffrey came here to retire ten years ago after a career in education and school administration. by Keith Bryant
Addition to dog park planned In September 2019 flooding covered much of the low lying areas in Loch Lomond Park. When the water went down, damage was evident. Fences were down in the dog park and around the softball field. The creek that runs behind the dog park had escaped the stream bed and taken chunks of land with it. The section of dog park designated for small dog park was obliterated. by Lynn Atkins
History of the Bella Vista Historical Museum The Bella Vista Historical Museum is scheduled to re-open on Saturday, Oct. 31, on a limited schedule for now, Saturday and Sunday afternoons from 1 to 5 p.m.
Bella Vista Community TV Schedule Bella Vista Community TV
Keeping you updated Bella Vista Trunk or Treat events
Club News Andante Music Club
Bella Vista Weather Forecast Thursday, Oct. 29
Cards and Games Saturday Bocce Ball
Weather History Monday, Oct. 19
Lottery Missouri Lotto
OPINION: Emotions, ugliness ramp up as Election Day Nov. 3 nears Now with just four days of early in-person voting remaining and only six actual calendar days from today (Oct. 28) until the general election -- ugliness has raised its head.
LETTER: Let's end the false equivalency In January, we will experience another presidential inauguration. The way things appear to be trending, that POTUS will be Joe Biden. If not, Donald Trump will be the first U.S. President to lose the popular vote twice.
Contentions increase between now and Nov. 3 election These next two weeks and the requisite political columns to fill this space until after the Nov. 3 election results are in are often long, difficult and confusing times even to a column writer.
In and out, stay out! Staff Report
LETTER: Two things, disc golf and upcoming election A couple of things --
OPINION: He works for the people of Bella Vista One person currently serving on the Bella Vista City Council, Ward 3, deserves to be re-elected on Nov. 3. That person is Doug Fowler. Doug has immersed himself in the affairs of the city and has brought an incredible level of dedication to the job. He is totally committed to the Comprehensive Plan 2040 which is basically a road map for the future of Bella Vista. He works tirelessly for the people of Bella Vista. Growth is inevitable for Bella Vista because of its geographic location and proximity to Bentonville. Planning for that growth is crucial for maintaining our quality of life, balanced with economic growth. No one is more committed or works harder to ensure the future success of Bella Vista than Doug.
RELIGION: Real power in the ballot box Whenever I seriously consider the Nov. 3 election this year, there is one thing that I tend to agree with coming from both major political parties: This is one of the most important elections in decades with its results portending tremendous changes. Depending upon whom you talk with, those changes may be good or bad for our country, no matter who wins.
RELIGION: 'Children, obey your parents' "Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well-pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged." Colossians 3:20-21 by Randy Moll
OPINION: An important thread I recently shopped at one of our superstores in my area and was distressed because so many people were not wearing masks. Earlier, the store had employees in front of the doors making sure everyone entering wore a mask, but that was not so this time. In fact, a few of those not wearing masks were actually smirking at the people who were wearing masks while they were walking through the store. I continued to avoid those not wearing masks and asked, as I checked out, what was going on. The response was simple: They had discontinued requesting masks because (their words) "It was not possible to tell whether those not wearing masks had a medical reason for their actions."
RELIGION: Reach for what is beyond Monday Musings:
RELIGION: God's direction for husbands and wives "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them." Colossians 3:18-19 by Randy Moll
RELIGION: Faith is the ultimate joy Monday Musings:
RELIGION: Bella Vista Church News United Lutheran Church