In This Issue
March 2013 Schedule of Classes
February Brown Bag
March BB & Movie Matinee
BC Legislative Forum
Next Legislator Forum
Card Making Classes
Communicating In Spanish Classes
Travels With Sally A. Borowski
Reminder: NWACC BVC Closed
 
Quick Links

 

March 2013   Schedule  

of Classes  

 


2173
Maximize Your Inbox Seminar

Tanya Ratner

2 hrs    $25
Mar 4
M
09:00am-11:00am


2103

Advance Photography

 

Ken Johnson

 

8 hrs    $39
Mar 4-Mar 25
M
6:15pm-8:15pm


2186
Exploring Pastels


Susan Edgmon

12 hrs    $52
Mar 4-Mar 25
M
1:00pm-4:00pm
 

2187
Watercolor -Creating Diff Texture

Susan Edgmon

12 hrs    $52
Mar 4-Mar 25
M
9:00am-11:00am


2131
Studying Nature Surrounds Us

Denis Dean

6 hrs    $33
Mar 5-Mar 19
T
3:00pm-5:00pm


2112
Communicating In Spanish
 

Carol Johnson

10 hrs    $45
Mar 5-Apr 2
T
01:00pm-03:00pm


2134
Color Pencil Drawing  

Lee Pueppke-Johnson

12 hrs    $52
Mar 5- Apr 9
T
10:00am-12:00am


2143
Card Making 103

Deborah Albright

12 hrs   $52
Mar 5- Apr 9
T
10:00am-12:00pm


2144
Card Making 103

Deborah Albright

12 hrs   $52
Mar 5- Apr 9
T
6:00pm-8:00pm


 2157
Build Your Blog

Tanya Ratner

8 hrs   $44
Mar 6-Mar 27
W
9:00am-11:00am


2180
Jewelry For Fun - Basics

Kathy Lamm-Rogers

8 hrs   $39
Mar 6-Mar 27
W
10:00am-12:00pm


2140
Card Making 101


Deborah Albright

6 hrs   $33
Mar 7-Mar21
R
10:00am-12:00pm


2188
Card Making 101


Deborah Albright

6 hrs   $33
Mar 7-Mar 21
R
6:00pm-8:00pm


2274
Writing Killer Mysteries

Ed Allen

16 hrs   $66
Mar 7-Apr 25
R
3:45pm-5:45pm


2130
Oil & Acrylic Painting

Anita Carroll

12 hrs   $52
Mar 7-Mar 28
R
9:00am-12:00pm


2310
Great  Books: Short Story Omnibus

Bill Cole

12 hrs   $52
Mar 7-Apr 25
R
2:00pm-4:00pm


2168
Get Organized Today!

Tanya Ratner

2hrs    $25
Mar 11
M
9:00am-11:00am


2163
Be Social Media Smart

Tanya Ratner

2 hrs  $25
Mar 18
M
9:00am-11:00am


2154
Monetize Your Blog

Tanya Ratner

8 hrs   $44
Mar 19-Mar 28
TR
9:00am-11:00am


2179
Make It Visual!

Tanya Ratner

2 hrs  $25
Mar 25
M
9:00am-11:00am


2120
Windows 8

Chuck Billman

4 hrs   $32
Mar 26 &
Mar 28
TR
1:00pm-3:00pm


2189
Card Making 102

Deborah Albright

6 hrs  $33
Mar 28-Apr 11
R
10:00am-12:00pm


2190
Card Making 102

Deborah Albright

6 hrs  $33
Mar 28-Apr 11
R
6:00pm-8:00pm 
 

FREE 
Travels With Sally A. Borkowski

  Mar 27

W 
1:30pm-2:30pm





 

 For a detailed description of classes offered, please visit the non-credit schedule under Quick Links or call 479-855-1903






 

 

 

 

  HAPPY ST. PATRICK'S DAY                                                     
 
NWACC Bella Vista Center Newsletter
 
February Brown Bag Seminar

  Feb BB - Home Inventory, Inc.

NWA Home Inventory, Inc.

Owners: Randy & Kristi Lima  

  

The monthly Brown Bag Seminar was held on February 14, 2013, at 11:30a.m. The guest speaker was Kristi Lima from NWA Home Inventory, Inc.  Kristi and her husband Randy are the owners of the business. Kristi explained to the participants that she and Randy started this business as a result of their own frustration in trying to do a home inventory for themselves. Following the tornado that struck Joplin, MO, they realized the need to have their personal items inventoried. The Limas called several businesses and did lots of research and nothing was out there that fit their standards to itemize all their items, which resulted in the creation of NWA Home Inventory, Inc.  Their business is designed to complete inventory of personal property in homes, secondary homes, vacation homes, storage units, warehouses, garages, and small businesses.      

Feb BB - Home Inventory
(Standing) Speaker: Kristi Lima & participants preparing their own inventory list 

 

Kristi started the program by giving the class participants 10 minutes to write down all the items, approx. value and whether they could provide proof of ownership of personal items in their homes. Then she called off a prepared list of items to the participants for them to compare to their list.  It was amazing to them how many items the participants did not even think about.  Kristi pointed out to the participants that if you cannot recall a lot of basic items when you are not under stress, you will not be able to recall the items when you are under stress of a fire, flood, theft/robbery or other natural disaster.

 

Kristi explained the importance of having not only the right amount of insurance, but also the right type of insurance.  Having an updated home inventory will help an individual get an insurance claim settled faster and provide documentation needed to verify losses on an income tax return. The Limas create a permanent record of your heirlooms and other valuable property. They are not appraisers, but they do work with appropriate certified appraisers for specific items.  Based on the square footage of the home, area, business, they will spend several hours taking pictures, listing the items, the approximate value of the item, and name a party if you wish for that particular item to go to someone special in the event of your death.  At the end of the inventory, you will have volumes of pictures in a photo album of your items, digital photos, video, and a CD or DVD of all your inventory data.  Kristi highly recommended to the participants to store that data away from the home in another secure area.

For further information about the business or to set up an appointment, please call Kristi or Randy Lima toll free (855) 469-2411.  Email address  info@nwahomeinventory.com.

   
 
UPCOMING March 14 Brown Bag Seminar

Please RSVP!!!      CALL (479) 855-1903

 
Inclement Weather Information:  Sign Up for Alert Me!

 

With winter here, now is a good time to remind everyone to sign up for the NWACC Alert Me system if you have not already done so.  NWACC Alert Me allows a user to receive notification by text message or email on various devices in the event of inclement weather or an emergency situation.  Sign up today for  to receive your Benton County Alert Me via phone and/or cellphone.  https://www.bcalert.com/index.php?CCheck=1. (just copy and paste in the URL address line)

 

And be sure to tune in to a local weather channel whenever winter weather advisories have been announced to find out if the NWACC Bella Vista Center will be closed.  NWACC does not automatically follow the area school districts regarding closing. 
 

NWACC Continues to Host the Benton County Legislative Forum


 

3rd Benton County Legislative Forum

February 23, 2013

by
Grace Woodson

 

 

Legislative Forum Panel Present:

Senator Bart Hester, Dist 1; Rep. Sue Scott, Dist 95; Rep. Jim Dotson, Dist 93; Rep. Debra Hobbs, Dist 94; and Rep. Les Carnine, Dist 90. This was the third Benton County Legislative Forum.  

   

(L-R) Michael Lindsey, Sen. Bart Hester, Rep Sue Scott, Rep Les Carnine,
Rep Debra Hobbs & Rep Jim Dotson.

 

Michael Lindsey with the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce opened the floor by asking the legislators present to provide a brief explanation of what they personally were doing on behalf of K-12.  

 

A concerned citizen asked about the abortion bill (SB134). 

Senate Bill 134, "Heartbeat Protection Act," which would ban all abortions at 12 weeks of pregnancy with exceptions in cases of rape, incest, and to save a woman's life was passed.  The proposal is based on the disputed idea that fetuses can feel pain at 20 weeks. The House passed the bill with an amendment of 12 weeks pregnancy instead of 20 weeks pregnancy.  The bill, which would be the earliest and most extreme abortion ban in the country, will head to Governor Mike Beebe's desk if the Senate approves the House's amended version.  Gov. Beebe does have some constitutional concerns and he's analyzing the bill.   

 

According to Fox News, "Abortion-rights supporters have said they're all but certain to sue the state if the "heartbeat" ban becomes law. They say the proposal runs afoul of the U.S. Supreme Court's 1973 Roe v. Wade ruling that legalized abortion up until viability, usually at 22 to 24 weeks."   Read more: http://www.foxnews.com/politics/2013/02/05/arkansas-house-approves-no-exceptions-abortion-ban-bill/#ixzz2LlHb7Yyt .  

 

 Discussion on the Carrying a Conceal Weapon bill (HB1243).  Sen. Bart Hester, Senate Dist 1, co-sponsored this bill and explained that the bill will be voted on Feb. 25, Monday, Feb. 25, and that he has enough votes for the bill to pass the Senate.  The bill, which has already been passed by the House will then be sent to the Governor to be sign.  The bill will allow individuals to carry a concealed weapon in certain places such as schools, colleges, community colleges, or university campus buildings, or events unless for the purpose of participating in an authorized fire-arms-related activity.  If the school objects, they must place a notice "carrying a handgun is prohibited" at the roadway entrance and not less than 10 feet of all entrances.  This policy, if signed into law, will have to be adopted each year by the governing body of the applicable institutions or organizations.

 

 Discussion on the Lottery Scholarship awards bills (SB294 & HB1295). The bills have been amended to change the award amount for full-time freshman students enrolled in a four-year approved institution of higher education, will be awarded the following:

 

          Freshman year:        $2,000

          Sophomore year:     $3,000

          Junior year:             $4,000

          Senior year              $5,000

          Total:                    $14,000

 

For two-year institution, qualified students will be awarded $2,000 for freshman and sophomore academic years.   

 

These changes will save the scholarship fund $5,000 per student, which in turn will allow more students to be funded for an academic year. 

 

State Senate Agenda Head on Monday 2/25/13: 3rd reading and passage.

 

SB 294:

TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS SCHOLARSHIP LOTTERY ACT CONCERNING SCHOLARSHIP AWARD AMOUNTS; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY.  (PASSED)  
 

 

HB 1295:

TO AMEND PROVISIONS OF THE ARKANSAS ACADEMIC CHALLENGE SCHOLARSHIP PROGRAM, PART 2, CONCERNING SCHOLARSHIP AWARDS FROM NET PROCEEDS OF THE LOTTERY; AND TO DECLARE AN EMERGENCY. (PASSED) 

 

HB 1243:

At 1:30 pm, TO ALLOW TRAINED AND LICENSED STAFF AND FACULTY TO CARRY A CONCEALED HANDGUN ON A UNIVERSITY, COLLEGE, OR COMMUNITY COLLEGE CAMPUS UNDER CERTAIN CIRCUMSTANCES.  (PASSED)
 
 

The Next Legislative Forums at NWACC  
Do you have questions for your state legislators?  Well, you will have the opportunity to ask your State representatives at the next legislative forum.  Come join us on Saturday, March 9, 2013, from 9:00 to 10:00 a.m. at NWACC's Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development.

Future Forum Dates:   March 9                                         
                                         March 23
                                         April 6
 
All sessions begin at 9:00 a.m. in the Peterson Auditorium of the  NWACC Shewmaker Center for Global Business Development located at  900 S.E. Eagle Way, Bentonville, AR 72712.
   
 
CARD MAKING CLASSES 101, 102, & 103:
Are you tired of spending money on greeting cards?   Would you like to add your own personal touch to your cards?  Would you like to have a great hobby and possibly add additional funds to your wallet?  Well! Come join instructor Deborah Albright in her Card making classes.  Start as a beginner and end up as a professional card maker.
 
Card Making 101 Class
Deborah Albright, instructor (Center) and Students, Virginia Hudson, Connie Keller, Barbara Leininger, & Sharon Sherman.

          Card Making 101, 102, 103

            Instructor: Deborah Albright

 
Card Making 101              6 hrs            $33           Deborah Albright
 
2140 Mar 7-21          R  10:00am-12:00pm                      HC 1003
2188 Mar 7-21          R    6:00pm-8:00pm                      HC 1003

  

Card Making 102              6 hrs            $33           Deborah Albright  

2189 Mar 28-Apr 11     R   10:00am-12:00pm                     HC 1001

2190 Mar 28-Apr 11     R     6:00pm-8:00pm                     HC 1001

  

Card Making 103             12 hrs            $52           Deborah Albright  

2143 Mar 5-Apr 9       T   10:00am-12:00pm                     HC 1003

2144 Mar 5-Apr 9       T     6:00pm-8:00pm                     HC 1003

2191 Apr 18-May 23     R   10:00am-12:00pm                     HC 1001

2192 Apr 18-May 23     R     6:00pm-8:00pm                     HC 1001

 

 

 
COMMUNICATING IN SPANISH I, II, III CLASSES:
Do you want to learn how to communicate with Spanish speaking people at work, in public environment, and/or on your next trip to any Spanish speaking county?  Then you want to take these classes.  Non-Spanish speaking students will learn how to interact in Spanish,  learning hundreds of Spanish words and pronunciations. Every phrase you learn and practice can be immediately put to use to communicate with Spanish speakers anywhere in the world.

Communicating in Spanish I class begins on Tuesday, March 5, from 1:00pm-3:00pm. 

For more information on these classes and/or to register, please call the Bella Vista Center at (479)855-1903.

 
TRAVELS WITH SALLY ANN BORKOWSKI
Greece, Itlay, Ephepus
Travels with Sally Ann Borkowski
Come join Sally Ann Borkowski for a photographic tours of cities in Istanbul, Ephephus, Santoinia, Greece, and  Venice.  This FREE community activity will be held the fourth Wednesday, March 27 at 1:30 PM for about one hour and will be held at the Bella Vista Center in room HC-1003.  After seeing these photos, you may decide to take your next vacation at one of these beautiful locations.  (This is not a travel agency ad.)
                                                                                                     
 
REMINDER:  NWACC BVC IS CLOSED ON FRIDAYS 
 
 

 

Mission Statement

The mission of NWACC Bella Vista Center in Bella Vista is to be a community outreach center that provides a comprehensive cross section of classes, seminars, and customized training programs for Northwest Arkansas and adjacent areas. These initiatives are designed to assist individuals in developing lifelong skills in a positive and exciting learning environment. Acquired skills will assist individuals in enhancing their personal attributes, keeping up with changing technologies, and being better equipped for the workforce-now and in the future.