MUFON meets in Fayetteville, Rick Parker speaks to historians


Rick Parker will present “The Goingsnake Massacre Story” when the Benton County Historical Society meets at 2:30 p.m. Dec. 11 at 306 N.W. Second St. in Bentonville.

Goingsnake Massacre refers to the 11 victims of a fatal shootout on April 15, 1872, in the Goingsnake District of Oklahoma. The United States Marshals and the Cherokee Nation have differing accounts of this shootout. Parker has researched and written the catalog for the Goingsnake Massacre and expects to publish in conjunction with the U.S. Marshals Museum.

Rick Parker is a sixth-generation Arkansan and conservator who did his undergraduate work at John Brown University and his graduate work at the Smithsonian Institute. He has worked on objects from the White House, Mount Vernon, Monticello, The Hermitage, Biltmore, Beauvoir, Old Ironsides, NASA, The Cherokee Nation, Clinton Presidential Library and the Harry S. Truman Presidential Library.

Please join us for this interesting piece of history. Seating is limited, so arrive early. Refreshments will be served.

Information: (479) 273-3561.


The Bella Vista Computer Club will meet at 7 p.m. Dec 12 at Highland Crossings Center, Room 1001, 1801 Forest Hills Blvd. in Bella Vista. The program will be “Google Search Technique” with presenter Joel Ewing.

Sometimes more advanced search techniques than looking for keywords are required to eliminate items that are not of interest and find those that are. This will be an in-person meeting with Zoom simulcast.

The following classes are currently scheduled for December:

• Dec 20: 2-4 p.m. “Basic Computer Security, Part 1,” with Justin Sell;

• Dec 21: 1-3 p.m. “Installing WiFi Printers,” with Pete Opland.

Next Help Clinics will be from 9 a.m. to noon Dec. 21 and Jan. 7.

Information: or (479) 696-8867.

Calico Cut-Ups

Calico Cut-Ups quilt guild’s Christmas luncheon will begin at noon Dec. 12 in the lower level at St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church, 1001 Kingsland Road in Bella Vista.

Prizes will be awarded in the Ugly Christmas Sweater Contest.

Visitors are asked to bring food assigned to their last name: A-I, desserts; J-Q bread, rolls or dips; and R-Z, salads. Please have your food to the luncheon by 11:30…