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Thursday, Aug. 25, 2016
Senior Center Menu (08/24/16)
The Carroll County Senior Activity and Wellness Center is located at 202 W. Madison Ave. Lunch is served weekdays at noon. Monday, Aug. 29 Lemon caper chicken, green beans with pimento, Harvard beets, whole apple and whole grain roll Tuesday, Aug. 30...
Block party lets service organizations shine (08/24/16)
The rain didn't stop Eureka Springs service organizations from coming out to the first annual block party on Saturday at the Lake Leatherwood Ballfields. Parks commissioner Ferguson Stewart explained that he had the idea for the party a year ago, saying he wanted all the service organizations in Eureka Springs to spend a day in one place...
Parks director reports revenue up at Leatherwood (08/24/16)
Income at Lake Leatherwood City Park is doing well this year. Parks director Justin Huss reported Aug. 16 that the revenue at the park is already at 96.3 percent of the annual projections. He explained that the budgeted income is $68,712 and said the park has brought in $66,181 so far this year...
HDC agrees to site visit at 34 Ridgeway (08/24/16)
Jacqueline Froelich will have to wait a little longer before the work at her property on 34 Ridgeway can begin. The Eureka Springs Historic District Commission voted Aug. 17 to wait to approve the work at Froelich's property until a site visit can occur. Chairwoman Dee Bright presented the work, saying Froelich was hoping to replace the entry door and the window. Bright showed the commission photos of the property, which Froelich said was a carriage house in the past...
Cemetery commission seeks to fill second groundskeeper position (08/24/16)
The Eureka Springs Cemetery Commission is getting closer to filling the cemetery's second groundskeeper position. Cemetery superintendent and commission chair Peg Adamson announced at the commission's Aug. 17 meeting that she has received four applications after advertising the second part-time seasonal groundskeeper position...
Pancake breakfast scheduled for Sept. 3 (08/24/16)
The Holiday Island Elks Lodge will host a pancake breakfast from 7 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at 4 Park Cliff Drive in the Holiday Island shopping center. The breakfast will feature all-you-can-eat pancakes, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, as well as juice and coffee. It will cost $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12...
Council denies CAPC's recommendation to extend Henke (08/24/16)
Susan Harman will serve as a commissioner at the Eureka Springs City Advertising and Planning Commission's next meeting, but longtime commissioner Damon Henke will not. On Monday night, the Eureka Springs City Council voted against the CAPC's recommendation to renew Henke's position on the commission. The council voted in favor of the CAPC's recommendation to appoint Susan Harman to Position 1...
Fire department overtime raises questions from council (08/24/16)
The Eureka Springs Fire Department has had a high percentage of overtime over the past year. The Eureka Springs City Council discussed the fire department's budget at a workshop Monday night, where alderman Terry McClung pointed out that overtime is almost 70 percent over budget...
Fire, police to keep vehicles that had been slated for auction (08/24/16)
The Eureka Springs Fire Department will be holding onto one of its fire engines after all. On Monday night, the Eureka Springs City Council voted to amend Resolution 679. That resolution authorizes the public auction of two fire department vehicles, a 1982 Hendrickson Telesquirt ladder truck and a 1975 Chevrolet Howe Fire Engine, as well as the police department's 2006 Dodge Durango...
No ifs, ands or butts Parks director presents information on proposed no-smoking ordinance (08/24/16)
The Eureka Springs City Council is working with the parks commission on a proposed ordinance that would ban smoking in city parks. Parks director Justin Huss presented information on the proposed ordinance Monday night, telling the council he was approached by a representative of the Madison County Health Coalition a few months ago about the dangers of smoking in city parks. ...
CAPC hears overview of operations audit (08/24/16)
The Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission met briefly on Friday, Aug. 19, to receive an overview of the ongoing operations review and audit that is being conducted by an outside company. Blair Johanson, an adviser for the Johanson Group, said the review will include three phases, starting with information gathering. ...
Loaves and Fishes addition (08/24/16)
Loaves and Fishes Food Bank of the Ozarks, broke ground Monday for 966-square-foot addition to its current 3,100- square-foot building. Additional storage and work space was needed to accommodate larger quantity buys for Food For Hungry Kids. Pictured from left to right are Dave Greathouse (in cab); Chris Claybaker, economic development director for the city of Berryville and director of the Berryville Chamber of Commerce; Berryille Mayor Tim McKinney; Mike Price of MDPConstruction; Loaves & Fishes treasurer Jeanne Thompson; Alan Sanderson of Morton Building; Loaves & Fishes board member Jason Tennant; Loaves and Fishes secretary Lieu Smith; and James Myatt, president of the Berryville Chamber of Commerce.. ...
AETB features Beaver on 'Exploring Arkansas' (08/24/16)
Local history came alive last week when the PBS/AETN show "Exploring Arkansas" rolled into Beaver. Producer Chuck Dovish interviewed Billie Jo Crough, longtime resident and keeper of the lore, on the porch of the historic Swope building where Crough grew up...
Carroll County team headed to national 4-H competition (08/24/16)
More than 400 4-H students spent a week at the University of Arkansas campus in Fayetteville for their summer 4-H competition, and a team from Carroll County left with a victory. Miriam Wyatt, Monica Rueter, Kaitlyn Warner and Georgia Belle Patterson made up the team...
Residents speak on B&Bs at planning workshop (08/24/16)
The Eureka Springs Planning Commission heard from several residents Tuesday during a workshop addressing the definitions surrounding B&Bs. The commission scheduled the workshop 30 minutes early to hear from everyone who had input. Gwen Bennett was one of these citizens. ...
Planning commission works on new B&B definition (08/24/16)
The Eureka Springs Planning Commission spent Tuesday night ironing out a new definition for B&Bs. Chairman Pat Lujan explained that the commission heard from community members during a workshop before the meeting, saying those comments helped the commission figure out how to move forward with shaping the new B&B definition. He said the commission also worked on a new definition for the 200-foot rule, which is located in two sections of city code...
Missing Carroll County woman located in Eureka Springs (08/24/16)
A Carroll County woman was found early Wednesday morning after being reported mssing on Thursday. A press release from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office says 44-year-old Holly Williams was located safe and sound at 2:18 a.m. Wednesday at a friend's home in Eureka Springs. Williams was reported missing on Tuesday. The release says she was last seen at 85 County Road 1190 at 10 a.m. Tuesday before being found at a friend's residence early Wednesday...
CCSO urges residents to drive sober (08/24/16)
This Labor Day weekend, families and friends will be celebrating the end of the summer. Sadly, this festive time has also become a dangerous time for America's roads, as many drunk drivers get behind the wheel after celebrating. For this reason, Carroll County Sheriff's Office is partnering with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration to stop drunk drivers and help save lives...
ESSA to hold workshops in the fall (08/24/16)
The Eureka Springs School of Art has several workshops coming up this fall. "From the Outside In: Hinged Small Metal Containers with Kaitlyn Evans" will take place from Monday, Aug. 29, to Friday, Sept. 2. The workshop focuses on the preparation and process of fabricating small, hinged containers. ...
Fall soccer sign-ups scheduled for next two weeks (08/24/16)
Fall soccer sign-ups for the Eureka Springs youth soccer program are now underway. It costs $30 to sign up for the fall season. If you choose to sign up for both the fall and spring seasons, registration costs $50. Sign-ups will take place at the Eureka Springs Middle School cafeteria...
Renaissance Program seeking community sponsors (08/24/16)
The Eureka Springs High School is working with the Renaissance Program to recognize student achievement and behavior. The program provides a variety of benefits and privileges to reward those students who are giving their best efforts to their education, school and community...
Fly casting clinic slated for Aug. 31 (08/24/16)
Beaver Fly Fishers will host a free fly casting clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Railway Winery. Instructors will be on hand to teach and demonstrate various casting methods. There will also be some fun competition for new and experienced casters. Inexperienced fly casters are encouraged to attend...
Contemporary gospel band to perform Sept. 5 (08/24/16)
Awaken, a contemporary gospel band, will perform at 3 p.m. Monday, Sept. 5, in the band shell across from the Holiday Island Post Office. The rain location is Faith Bible Church at Suite C, Parkcliff Drive in the same shopping complex at Holiday Island on Highway 23 North...
ESSA breaks ground on wood studio (08/24/16)
The Eureka Springs School of the Arts is on its way to building a new wood studio. ESSA broke ground on the studio on Aug. 17, with board members and staff coming out to show support. The wood studio is a long-awaited addition to ESSA's campus. Peggy Kjelgaard, executive director of ESSA, said she has enjoyed working with architect Dave McKee, his son Max McKee and ESSA founder Doug Stowe. Working with that team, Kjelgaard said, has been a dream come true...
CALENDAR OF EVENTS (08/23/16)
Note: Regular, ongoing meetings are listed in the section below specific date events, and that section is updated frequently. Many ongoing meetings have special speakers/events; be sure to check that section. AUGUST 18 'Green Eggs and Ham' Storytime...
Senior Center Menu (08/17/16)
The Carroll County Senior Activity & Wellness Center is located at 202 W. Madison Ave. in Berryville. Lunch is served weekdays at noon. Monday, Aug. 22 Spaghetti with meat sauce, Italian vegetables, ambrosia salad and garlic bread Tuesday, Aug. 23 Baked chicken, macaroni and cheese, five-way vegetables and pound cake with fruit...
Rotary Interact shoe giveaway kicks off school year (08/17/16)
The Eureka Springs High School Rotary Interact Club joined forces with Samaritan's Feet to provide shoes for students throughout the community on Saturday. Eureka Springs Rotary Club member Michele Gann reported Monday that 210 people left the event with a new pair of shoes. Joanie Kratzer, rotary interact advisor, pointed out that some parents even got in on the action...
Parks director to address city council about no-smoking ordinance (08/17/16)
Next week, Eureka Springs parks director Justin Huss will present information on a proposed no-smoking ordinance in city parks. Huss told the Eureka Springs Parks Commission on Tuesday night that he's excited to discuss the proposed ordinance, saying some city council members have expressed interest in preventing smoking in city parks...
ES teachers excited for 2016-17 school year (08/17/16)
This is going to be a big year for Jessica Cummings' art students. Cummings, who teaches art at Eureka Springs High School, reported Thursday that her students will be more directly involved with the Eureka Springs Arts Council this year. She explained that the students have been involved in the past but said they will spearhead a project of their choosing this year...
ES student sings at DNC events (08/17/16)
Eureka Springs High School junior Ashlynn Lockhart had just finished a performance of "Godspell" at Opera in the Ozarks when her mother, Davina Lockhart, whisked her away to the airport. They were headed to Philadelphia, where Ashlynn joined the Pennsylvania Girlchoir to sing at the Democratic National Convention...
Local promoter speaks to CAPC about upcoming concert (08/17/16)
Bikes, Blues and BBQ could be even more lively this year if Steve Kolb has his way. Kolb addressed the Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission on Aug. 10, saying he and his son are planning to bring rock band Foghat to The Auditorium during Bikes, Blues and BBQ weekend. The performance is scheduled for Sept. 24, Kolb said, and he has been working on ironing out some of the details such as insurance...
4 incumbents, 1 challenger file to seek council seats (08/17/16)
Four incumbent Eureka Springs City Council members have filed to seek re-election in the Nov. 8 general election, and one of those has drawn a challenger. David Mitchell has filed to seek another term in the Ward 1, Position 2 seat. James DeVito is seeking re-election to the Ward 2, Position 1 seat, Robert (Bob) Thomas has filed to seek re-election to the Ward 2, Position 2 seat and Christine Kendrick will seek a full term in the Ward 3, Position 2 seat...
Johanson Group begins CAPC operations audit (08/17/16)
The Johanson Group is officially working with the Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission. Blair Johnson, an adviser for the Johanson Group, addressed the commission Tuesday afternoon. Johnson said he has already received some input about how the commission wants to proceed with the audit, saying he wants to pay attention to the scope of the commission and its focus. To do this, Johanson said he plans to have one-on-one meetings with commissioners and CAPC staff...
CAPC adds Harman, extends Henke (08/17/16)
The Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission will look a little different at its next regular meeting. The commission voted 4-2 on Aug. 10 to appoint Susan Harman to Position 1, a position formerly held by Robert Schmid. Financial director Rick Bright said Tuesday that Harman will serve on the commission until June 2017, when the position comes up for renewal...
CAPC director says all is well (08/17/16)
If you ask Mike Maloney, the Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission is having a pretty successful year. Maloney, director of the CAPC, presented his report on Aug. 10, saying the city has recently received quite a bit of free advertising. He said a story about the ghost tours at the Crescent Hotel aired on a TV network in Kansas City, Mo., bringing close to $6,000 of free advertising to the city...
Parks discusses upcoming block party (08/17/16)
The Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Commission will host the first annual Eureka Springs Block Party this Saturday. The event will take place from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Lake Leatherwood Ballfields. Parks commissioner Ferguson Stewart addressed the party on Tuesday night, saying it will be a way for residents to mingle with the various service organizations that work in the city. These service organizations include the police and fire departments...
Clear Spring School teachers excited for school year (08/17/16)
Hannah Murphy and Jessica FitzPatrick are looking forward to the 2016-17 school year at Clear Spring School. Murphy teaches fourth through sixth grades, and FitzPatrick is one of the high school block teachers. Murphy, who is from Illinois, has taught since 2012, with her career primarily focused on English language and international education. ...
Hospital commission considers working with Carroll County Community Foundation (08/17/16)
The Eureka Springs Hospital Commission is looking for ways to use its funds to help the surrounding community. Janell Robertson, executive director of the Carroll County Community Foundation, presented one of these options at the commission's meeting Monday afternoon. Commissioner Mary Jean Sell introduced Robertson, saying the commission should consider working with the foundation...
ES superintendent reports smooth start to school year (08/17/16)
The streets were a little more yellow Monday morning as school buses picked up Eureka Springs students for the first day of a new school year. Eureka Springs superintendent Bryan Pruitt reported that the day went well, saying it was free of any major hiccups...
Jazz Eureka 2016 features Brubeck Brothers Quartet (08/17/16)
The lineup for the 2016 Jazz Eureka festival has been announced. The event will take place from Thursday, Sept. 8, through Sunday, Sept. 11. The festival kicks off on Thursday with a Roaring '20s party on the lawn of the Crescent Hotel gardens at 75 Prospect. There will be live music by Crescent City Combo, light food and drink specials from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. Tickets are $10 and available at the door, and costumes are welcome...
Holiday Island Singers to meet Aug. 31 (08/17/16)
The Holiday Island Singers will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 31, at the Holiday Island Country Club Ballroom to discuss the song selection for the Christmas concert. Director Carol Morrison and accompanist Diana Brown will be at the meeting. The singers rehearse every Wednesday afternoon for around two hours. For more information, contact Morrison at 479-239-0579...
Rotary Interact to host golf tournament Aug. 22 (08/17/16)
The Eureka Springs High School Rotary Interact Club's fundraiser to send 10 students to the Rotary Youth Leadership Awards Camp (RYLA) is a hole in one. The club is sponsoring a nine-hole, four-person scramble golf tournament at 5 p.m. Monday, Aug. 22, at the Holiday Island 18-hole golf course. ...
Fly casting clinic slated for Aug. 31 (08/17/16)
Beaver Fly Fishers will host a free fly casting clinic from 10 a.m. to noon Wednesday, Aug. 31, at Railway Winery. Instructors will be on hand to teach and demonstrate various casting methods. There will also be some fun competition for new and experienced casters. Inexperienced fly casters are encouraged to attend...
GSHS board meeting scheduled for Aug. 24 (08/17/16)
The Good Shepherd Humane Society will meet at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 24 at LeStick Restaurant at 63 Spring St. in Eureka Springs. Everyone is welcome to come hear what is going on at the shelter.
Parks to hold meeting for playground input (08/17/16)
The Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Commission will have a drop-in meeting from 4 p.m. to 6 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18, where the public can give input on the new playground planned to be built at Lake Leatherwood City Park. The meeting will take place at the proposed site between the bathhouse and cabins at Lake Leatherwood. Send questions or comments to bill@eurekaparks.com...
Senior Center Menu (08/10/16)
The Carroll County Senior Activity and Wellness Center is located at 202 W. Madison Ave. in Berryville. Lunch is served weekdays at noon. Monday, Aug. 15 Chicken ala king, fluffy rice, California vegetables, whole wheat bread and cottage cheese with fruit...
Taking ownership Foundation reflects on community center project (08/10/16)
On Sept. 1, the Eureka Springs Highlander Community Center will become a reality. Diane Murphy, chairwoman of the Eureka Springs Community Center Foundation, reported Aug. 5 that the foundation will take possession of the old high school site at the beginning of the September. ...
ES council approves sales tax ordinances (08/10/16)
Eureka Springs residents will be voting on a proposed 1 percent sales tax in November. On Monday night, the Eureka Springs City Council approved two ordinances regarding the proposed sales tax on a third and final reading. Ordinance 2244 provides for the levy of a 1 percent sales and use tax, and Ordinance 2245 calls for a special election on Nov. ...
Samac named full-time fire chief (08/10/16)
Nick Samac is officially the full-time fire chief of the Eureka Springs Fire Department. Mayor Butch Berry announced Samac's appointment at the Eureka Springs City Council meeting on Monday night, saying he named Samac full-time chief earlier that day. Samac has served as interim fire chief since June. Berry explained why Samac is good for the job, pointing out that the fire department has been having some problems with funding and revenue...
Council considers solar solutions (08/10/16)
To save money on electric bills, Eureka Springs could be looking toward the sun. Jerry Landrum presented a plan to establish solar energy in city limits to the Eureka Springs City Council on Monday night. Landrum thanked the mayor's office for sending over the city's electric bills for June. According to this information, Landrum said the city spent $6,014 with Carroll Electric Cooperative Corp. and $2,157 with Swepco Electric Power Co. in June...
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