Fayetteville Arkansas, University of Arkansas--Old Main Overview

Fayetteville Arkansas, University of Arkansas--Old Main Overview
Overview of Fayetteville, AR

Tuesday, October 21, 2008

The Jones Center for Families Hosts Fall Festival

The Jones Center for Families in Springdale, Arkansas is an absolute gem! Remember the old saying, “You get what you pay for?” Well, the Jones Center proves the saying wrong.

The Center welcomes everyone from NW Arkansas and the surrounding areas. Residency is not a requirement. Neither is money a requirement. There is only one requirement - all visitors must behave as ladies and gentlemen.

Virtually everything is FREE.

The Center offers an unbelievable array of activities for individuals and families. Just imagine participating at no charge in:

- Ice skating on a regulation size rink (skates provided).
- Swimming or exercising in two pools.
- Programs for all ages up to and including seniors.
- Day care while a parent is using the center.
- Fitness center containing stationary weight and cardiovascular equipment.
- 300-seat chapel for weddings, receptions, showers, etc.
- Family movies.
- A one-mile walking trail.
- Nine-hole disc golf course.
- Playground accessible to all, including handicapped.
- 30 computers including Internet access.
- More than 25 meeting rooms of all sizes for birthday parties and celebrations or non-profit business groups.

As if all that were not enough, the Jones Center also hosts activities throughout the year such as the Fall Festival coming up next Saturday, October 26. At least 8,000 children and parents arrive annually for fun, music, entertainment, physical activities, arts and crafts, and food – at no cost.

There are also special programs to keep kids busy during spring and winter breaks. During the summer months, free concerts are held on the lawn.

You can also take advantage of various educational opportunities, such smoking cessation, safe baby-sitting instruction, and preparing your child to succeed.

The Jones Center for Families has been an important part of NW Arkansas since its inception in 1996. I really cannot paint a complete picture in this short space of everything it offers to the public. Seeing is believing - and I encourage you to do just that.

The Jones Center has always shone like a beacon. If you haven’t been there yet, check it out! In these tough economic times, it might be just what you and your family are looking for.

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Friday, October 17, 2008

Chili Cook-off Benefit for Fayetteville Meals on Wheels

On Monday, October 20 (next Monday evening) between 6:00 and 8:00 p.m. the 4th Annual Keller Williams Chili Cook-off will occur at the Keller Williams offices at 2418 E. Joyce Blvd. Proceeds will go to benefit the Fayetteville Meals on Wheels Program. Almost 20 cooks will be competing, so whether you like your chili hot and spicy or mild or somewhere between, there should be something for everyone’s taste. Adult tickets are $5.00 and kids are $2.00. All you can eat with all of the fixings. Hope to see you there.


A couple of interesting tidbits for those who might have deep pockets, despite the ailing economy, and have special needs or interests.

Britney Spears’ home is on the market for a mere $7.9M. Click the following link for pictures and information.


And for those old enough to remember Roy Rogers, his ranch has been renovated and updated and is now on the market. No price given, but if you click on the following link you can get more detailed information.


Tuesday, October 14, 2008

Bella Vista, Arkansas – In Top 10 Healthy Places to Retire

U.S. News and World Report editors have selected beautiful Bella Vista, Arkansas as one of the top 10 healthy places to retire.

Not long ago Bella Vista was a quiet little village nestled in the rolling hills of the Ozarks, just south of Missouri. Now it has grown up and become a city of more than 24,000 people with more arriving each year.

And why not? Add recreational facilities, lakes, golf, tennis, swimming and much more to natural beauty and clean air and the result is Bella Vista.

Homes are very affordable by anyone’s standards and neighborhoods are well maintained. If you are looking for your own piece of the good life, take a look at Bella Vista.

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Saturday, October 04, 2008

Property Taxes are Due

Just a quick reminder that the deadline to pay property taxes is October 10.

Many home owners pay their taxes as part of their monthly mortgage payment. The annual tax is divided into 12 and the homeowner pays 1/12 each month. When tax bills are sent out in the spring, the bank pays the property tax. If this is your situation, you can relax since your property taxes have already been paid.But if your bank is not paying your property taxes as part of your mortgage and you didn't pay them last spring when the bills were sent out, then you only have a few more days to pay them. And don’t forget those pesky personal property taxes on cars, trucks, boats, etc. Those taxes are also due now, if you didn't already pay them when you got your bill last spring.

There was an option to pay taxes in three payments so if you took advantage of that, don’t forget the third and final payment is due October 10.

Late payments incur an automatic 10% penalty plus interest.

In addition to paying in person or mailing a check, Washington County offers an ePayment Service. You can pay with a Visa, MasterCard or Discover credit card and the funds will be electronically deducted from your checking account. The important thing to note if using this service is a processing fee will also be deducted. The county website states, “Because we are a governmental entity, all costs associated with the convenience of credit card usage and bank account transfers cannot be deducted from your tax amount due.”

As best I could determine, Benton County does not offer an ePayment Service but you can pay over the telephone, in person, or snail-mail.

The web addresses for Washington and Benton counties are: