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This very pretty, medium size, 1-yr old shiny black lab mix is "Lucy" (#80) who's a little shy at first, but warms up quickly. She has a friendly personality, walks well on a leash, & is very smart & very trainable. Lucy would be your best friend & lovable companion. ...
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Council approves fluoride resolution (07/31/14)
The Eureka Springs City Council on Monday adopted a resolution stating its opposition to a plan to add fluoride to the city's water supply. A law passed by the Arkansas Legislature in 2011 requires any city that serves more than 5,000 residents to add fluoride to its drinking water. Eureka Springs purchases its water from the Carroll Boone Water District, which is preparing to comply with the state law...
ES School Board hires band teacher (07/31/14)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- The Eureka Springs School Board called a special meeting for Tuesday, July 29, to discuss transportation and to hire several new staff members. The board returned from executive session and approved the hire of Barry L. Milner as middle and high school band teacher. Milner is currently living in Cynthiana, Ky. He studied music education, with an emphasis on composition, at the University of Arkansas...
STO asks commission to toss SWEPCO proposal (07/31/14)
Save The Ozarks on Tuesday asked the Arkansas Public Service Commission to immediately deny Southwestern Electric Power Co.'s proposal to construct a high-voltage power line that would run through Carroll and Benton counties. The request, made by STO attorney Mick Harrison of Bloomington, Ind., in a letter to APSC Secretary Michael Sappington, came in response to SWEPCO's announcement that it would need several months to comply with the commission's request for more evidence to support its proposal.. ...
ES School District receives prestigious bus safety award (07/31/14)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- "We basically passed everything -- no burned-out tail lights, no weedy steps, nothing wrong," said Eureka Springs School District Transportation Supervisor John Kesler at the July 24 school board meeting. He was referring to the district winning an award as best in the state for bus transportation safety from the Arkansas Association of Pupil Transportation. The award was given recently at a conference in Hot Springs...
Turpentine Creek gets three more cats (07/31/14)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- Recently Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge took in three more big cats from a former privately owned zoo in upstate New York. The tiger and two leopards came from a zoo that had been shut down in 2007 and which the owners had been struggling to keep afloat...
Citizen of the Week

Citizen of the Week
Father Ben Helmer retired in June after 40 years of full-time work in the ordained ministry. Father Ben had been the Vicar of St. James' Episcopal Church for the past five years. "He should be an ambassador for Eureka Springs with all of his volunteer work here," said Cheri Lacock, who nominated Father Ben...

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Margo Elliott
What events would you like to see included as part of Diversity Weekend in Eureka Springs?

Robert Blackthorn

"Crystal Whisperer"

I'd like to see a really great band come play at the Aud.

Charmaine Coker

"Bath Junkie"

I'd like to see MORE DANCING!!

Matthew Henrie

"Hillbillie Hippie"

A reallie nice, groovie jam session in the park with a drum line of love.

Colter Pavelsek

"Cole Train"

Some kind of funky race or competition between the bars, like tricycles or something.

Roz S.

"Palace Princess"

I'd like to see an all-inclusive celebration of acceptance and tolerance.

Raven Derge

"Art Lover"

A Diversity Art Show would be great!

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What events would you like to see included as part of Diversity Weekend in Eureka Springs?
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