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Tuesday, May 31, 2016
ES seniors earn more than $1 million in scholarships (05/25/16)
On Friday afternoon, Eureka Springs High School seniors paraded through the halls of the elementary and middle schools in their caps and gowns. The seniors smiled and laughed, taking in what it meant to be graduating after years of hard work. This is a new tradition for the high school. Senior class co-sponsor Amy Rogers explained at the awards ceremony earlier in the day that counselor Rachal Hyatt helped set up the event...
Planning commission recommends council deny CUP request (05/25/16)
The Eureka Springs Planning Commission has handed down its final decision on the Conditional Use Permit (CUP) request at 23 Elk St. On Tuesday night, the commission voted to recommend that the Eureka Springs City Council deny Kathy Martone and Gary Toub's CUP request for a one-unit bed and breakfast at 23 Elk St. Chairman Steve Beacham explained that the commission couldn't approve or deny the request because commissioners already voted against it on April 12...
Council to consider selling White Street Fire Station (05/25/16)
White Street Fire Station could be up for sale soon. On Monday night, the Eureka Springs City Council voted to draft an ordinance allowing the sale of the property. The council also voted to draft another ordinance rectifying encroachments between the station and nearby property. The fire station is not staffed...
ES board votes to repair gym floor (05/25/16)
A wet floor sign is not going to be enough to solve the moisture problem Eureka Springs' gym floor is having. The Eureka Springs school board voted to accept an $18,000 bid from Gym Masters Basketball Courts to strip, sand down and air out the high school gym floor at its May 23 meeting...
ESPD investigating school employee (05/25/16)
The Eureka Springs Police Department has opened an investigation of an employee of the Eureka Springs School District. Superintendent Bryan Pruitt confirmed Tuesday that an investigation is ongoing regarding an employee. He said he couldn't give more details on the matter because of the investigation...
Community center foundation closer to fundraising goal (05/25/16)
The Eureka Springs Community Center Foundation has raised more than half of its $200,000 goal. Foundation chair Diane Murphy reported Friday that the foundation has raised $155,000 in pledges and donations. "We are super excited about that," Murphy said. "So now we are officially in the downhill stretch here."...
Parks department springing into summer (05/25/16)
With summer months approaching, the number of visitors at Eureka Springs parks is increasing. On May 17, parks director Justin Huss reported that the parks department plans to kick off summer on Memorial Day. In the meantime, he said parks staff is working hard to prepare the gardens and parks for summer visitors...
Draft decision would reduce scope of Butler Hollow project (05/25/16)
An environmental assessment and draft decision notice for the Mark Twain National Forest's Butler Hollow restoration project calls for reducing the scope of the project by approximately 80 percent. The initial proposal, released in November 2014 by the U.S. Forest Service's Ava/Cassville/Willow Springs Ranger District (ACWRD), called for the prescribed burning of more than 17,500 acres in the Mark Twain National Forest in southwest Missouri...
Memorial Day events planned across Carroll County (05/25/16)
Memorial Day is around the corner, and Carroll County has several events planned to celebrate veterans and honor their service. The Walker-Wilson American Legion Post 9 will have its annual Memorial Day Service at 10:30 a.m. Monday, May 30, at the junction of Highway 23 North and Highway 87. Rev. Blake Lasater of the First United Methodist Church will be the guest speaker, and the Holiday Island Singers will perform. For more information call 479-330-0728...
Domestic violence coalition donates to Purple Flower (05/25/16)
The Purple Flower now has a little more cash flow. On Tuesday, the Carroll County Coalition Against Domestic Violence (CCCADV) donated $540 to the domestic violence resource center. Evelyn Eidson, former chair of the coalition, explained that the coalition recently disbanded after a public forum earlier this year...
Finding the good Hospitality class highlights Eureka Springs attractions (05/25/16)
For the past three years, Jack Moyer and Jacqueline Wolven have been co-teaching a hospitality class at Eureka Springs High School. This year, Moyer said he and Wolven asked the students to find the good in Eureka Springs. "We basically saw them as a focus group, because it allowed us to hear their complaints," Wolven said. "Then we asked them to tell us what's good."...
Crocheting the day away (05/25/16)
Best buddies and partners in crochet Mark (Sparky) Wetzel and Gina Gallina celebrate the end of the first annual Crochet Festival on Saturday afternoon. The Art of Crochet yarn-bomb art installation drew hundreds of people to Basin Park. For more photos, visit www.LovelyCitizen.com...
Beacham presents information on food trucks (05/25/16)
After meeting several times this past month, the Food Truck Committee has drawn up a tentative plan addressing how the trucks should be implemented in Eureka Springs. Steve Beacham, planning commission chairman, presented the plan to the Eureka Springs City Council on Monday night. ...
Singing to the Scotties (05/25/16)
Performers from Opera of the Ozarks visited the Eureka Springs Elementary School on Thursday, May 19. Music teacher Donesa Mann reported that the students loved the program. Submitted photos
Memorial service to honor Maleckyz (05/25/16)
A memorial service for Erica Maleckyz will be held at 11 a.m. Friday, June 3, at First Christian Church in Eureka Springs.
HDC approves new construction on Spring Street (05/25/16)
The Historic District Commission approved construction at 77 Spring St. on Wednesday, May 18. The construction includes extending and enclosing the rear deck on the property. The commission also approved three requests from Angus-Hyden, LLC. Those requests include new construction at 60C Wall St., 1 Angus and 3 Angus...
Kindergarten graduates (05/25/16)
Eureka Springs Elementary School music director Donesa Mann leads the 2016 kindergarten graduates in song as they perform 'Take Care' by momandpop at their graduation ceremony on Friday afternoon. Photo by Tavi Ellis
FrogWatch slated for June 4 (05/25/16)
FrogWatch will take place at 6 p.m. Saturday, June 4, at Lake Leatherwood's Cattail Marsh in Eureka Springs. The event will offer a chance to listen to frogs and toads, with FrogWatch monitors helping visitors identify the six to eight species that call in early June. The event is free...
Main Stage hosts artmobile, Plein Air exhibits (05/25/16)
As part of the Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts, the Arkansas Arts Center Artmobile has rolled into the Main Stage parking lot. The artmobile's current exhibition is "Animals Familiar and Fantastic," highlighting various artistic methods used to bring life to creatures both real and imaginary. ...
Touring theatrical troupe returning to Carroll County (05/25/16)
Three Carroll County libraries will kick off their summer reading programs by hosting the national touring theatrical troupe Act!vated Story Theatre on Monday, June 13. The troupe will perform "Tales Afoot" at the following times: 10 a.m. at the Green Forest Library at 206 E. Main; 1 p.m. at the Berryville Library at 104 Spring St.; and 4 p.m. at the Eureka Springs Library at 194 Spring St...
ES students named to NorthArk dean's list (05/25/16)
Hunter Dickelman of Eureka Springs has been named to North Arkansas College's full-time dean's list for the 2016 spring semester. Alexander Brown and Linda Fraker, both of Eureka Springs, were named to the part-time dean's list. To qualify for the full-time dean's list, a student must complete 12 or more semester hours with a grade point average of 3.7 or higher for the semester. ...
Tax-delinquent land sale scheduled June 7 (05/25/16)
A public auction for the sale of tax-delinquent land in Carroll County will be held at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs on Tuesday, June 7, at 10 a.m., according to John Thurston, Arkansas Commissioner State Lands. Registration will begin at 9:30 a.m...
Senior Center Menu (05/25/16)
The Carroll County Senior Activity & Wellness Center is located at 202 W. Madison Ave. in Berryville. Lunch is served weekdays at noon. Monday, May 30 Closed for Memorial Day Tuesday, May 31 Cheeseburger, wheat bun, lettuce, tomato, onion and pickle, baked beans, potato wedges and watermelon...
Cornerstone Bank to host AARP Driver Safety Program (05/25/16)
Cornerstone Bank of Eureka Springs is sponsoring an American Association of Retired Persons (AARP) Driver Safety Program on Wednesday, June 8. The class will be held at Cornerstone Bank at 152 E. Van Buren in Eureka Springs. Sign-in will start at 8 a.m., and the class will begin at 8:30 a.m. All materials are included in the class fee of $15 for AARP members and $20 for non-members...
Second Saturday artist announced for June (05/25/16)
Second Saturday Music in the Park will host Nikki Hill from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at Basin Park. Hill and her band released "Heavy Hearts Hard Fists" in 2015.
Rain Garden Workshop scheduled June 18 (05/25/16)
A workshop designed to assist landowners and land-managers with financial assistance and knowledge for installing rain gardens on properties in the Beaver Lake Watershed will take place from 9 a.m. to noon Friday, June 18, from 9:00 am to 12:00 pm at the Library Hall located at 210 Garfield Ave, West Fork, AR 72774...
ES students perform '101 Dalmatians Kids!' (05/18/16)
School is almost out, but a few Eureka Springs Middle School students have been too busy rehearsing for "101 Dalmatians Kids!" to think about anything else. "Everyone in my family is coming," fifth-grader Audrey Myers said on Monday. "I'm a little nervous."...
Eureka Springs School Menu (05/18/16)
Monday, May 23
Breakfast: Cook's choice Lunch: Cook's choice
Tuesday, May 24
Breakfast: Cook's choice Lunch: Cook's choice
Wednesday, May 25
School is out for the summer
Youth meets innovation ES students excel at engineering competition (05/18/16)
For the second year in a row, the Eureka Springs High School engineering team placed third at the Tests of Engineering Aptitude, Mathematics and Science (TEAMS) state competition. TEAMS is an annual competition for middle and high school students designed to help them discover their potential for engineering. Katy Turnbaugh, who advises the team, explained how the competition works. She said it's split into three components: a multiple-choice test, an essay section and a hands-on task...
Parks commission agrees to raise boat rental rates (05/18/16)
The rental rates for boats and kayaks at local lakes are on the rise. On Tuesday night, the Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Commission agreed to raise the rates. Parks director Justin Huss explained that it make sense to raise the rates because the department just purchased new boats. He added that the updated rates reflect the rates at other parks...
ESPD raises money for school bus camera (05/18/16)
One Eureka Springs School District bus route just got a little safer. On Tuesday, Eureka Springs Police Chief Thomas Achord and Lt. Al Frost announced that the police department raised $3,500 to install a new camera on the school bus that experiences the most traffic violations. Achord explained that Frost started the process after researching statistics on how many drivers pass a stopped school bus...
Food Truck Committee fleshes out lottery details (05/18/16)
The Food Truck Committee discussed the lottery drawing for food truck and trailer vendors on Thursday, May 12. At its May 5 meeting, the committee agreed to allow private property vendors to sign up for the lottery instead of food truck and trailer vendors. This, the committee decided, would help identify and give responsibility to private property owners who want to host food trucks and trailers...
Fine Arts Night shines light on student creativity (05/18/16)
Last week, art lined the hallway at Eureka Springs Elementary School. Music teacher Donesa Mann recalled how the art looked, saying drawings covered the building. "Over 500 pieces of art were hanging up," Mann said. "It was a big undertaking." The art show was just part of Fine Arts Night, an event held on Tuesday, May 10, to highlight the creativity students have shown all year long. ...
Senior Center Menu (05/18/16)
The Carroll County Senior Activity & Wellness Center is located at 202 W. Madison Ave. in Berryville. Lunch is served weekdays at noon. Monday, May 23 Chili with beans, baked potato, broccoli and cheese, crackers and pear halves Tuesday, May 24 Meatloaf, mashed potatoes, five way vegetable and fresh berry cup...
HI Fire Department Auxiliary to hold luncheon (05/18/16)
The Holiday Island Fire Department Auxiliary will hold its final luncheon and business meeting of the season at noon Tuesday, May 24, in the clubhouse ballroom at 1 Country Club Drive. The doors will open at 11:30 a.m. for social time. It will cost $8. You can reserve a spot by calling Peggy Arnhart at 479-363-6235 by Friday, May 20...
ESPD participating in Click It or Ticket (05/18/16)
The Eureka Springs Police Department will be participating in the statewide Click It or Ticket program from Monday, May 23, to Sunday, June 5. The goal is to make the public aware of the safety of wearing a seatbelt.
Cooperative effort City, county agencies join forces for drug investigations (05/18/16)
The Berryville, Eureka Springs and Green Forest police departments have obtained arrest warrants for several individuals in connection with ongoing drug investigations by the Tri City Response Team. The Carroll County Sheriff's Office is also working in cooperation with the city police departments...
Arbor Day celebration honors Fugate (05/18/16)
The annual Eureka Springs Arbor Day celebration was held Wednesday, May 4, at the Eureka Springs Cemetery. This year, the event honored the late Ken Fugate. Fugate was a member of the Eureka Springs Cemetery Commission for 16 years. Cemetery commissioner Mary Ann Pownall spoke about Fugate, saying he loved working to help the cemetery...
Stabbing suspect arrested HI man faces charge of attempted murder (05/18/16)
A Holiday Island man has been arrested for attempted murder. A press release from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office says that 51-year-old Douglas Lee Ellingson was arrested on a felony charge of conduct constituting attempted first-degree murder early on the morning of May 11...
Cornerstone Bank donates $50,000 to community center (05/18/16)
The Eureka Springs Community Center Foundation is still raising money. Cornerstone Bank has made the largest contribution, donating $50,000 to the project through matching grants. A press release from the foundation explains that the bank started with a $5,000 donation to go toward the trail hub project, hoping Eureka Springs alumni would match the funds...
ESHM to host Ozark Cultural Revival Celebration (05/18/16)
The Eureka Springs Historical Museum will host the Ozark Cultural Revival Celebration at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, May 26. The event is part of the Arkansas Heritage Month. Gordon Norrell, a banjo player, will perform at the event, and the Eureka Springs Historic District Commission will present its 2016 Stewardship Awards. The Eureka Springs Preservation Society will present Awards for Excellence in 2015 preservation projects...
Pitch contest to be held May 24 (05/18/16)
The city of Eureka Springs will partner with Startup Junkie Consulting and Innovate Arkansas to host the G60 Pitch Contest at 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 24 at The Auditorium. The event will allow entrepreneurs to pitch their idea in 60 seconds or less. It was created to promote startups, improve contestants' communication skills and increase creative collisions in emerging entrepreneurial ecosystems...
ES students show skills at competition (05/18/16)
Eureka Springs High School students won big at the SkillsUSA state competition on April 12. Several students placed in the competition. Freshman Cole Rains won first place in masonry. Senior Jacob Holloway won first place in carpentry. Sophomore Tyler Crawford took third place in plumbing. ...
A little entertainment (05/18/16)
Eureka Springs Elementary School students sang to the Eureka Springs Rotary Club at Forest Hill Restaurant on Thursday, May 12. Submitted photo
Artists to open their homes for White Street Walk (05/18/16)
More than 40 artists from the Eureka Springs area will showcase their art during White Street Walk on Friday, May 20. Scheduled from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m., the event offers visitors and locals a chance to step into the studios of local artists who live on White Street. Refreshments will be served at the event, and art will be available for purchase...
Highlander athletes honored at banquet (05/18/16)
After a season of hard work, it was time for Highlander athletes to get rewarded at the Eureka Springs Athletic Banquet on Tuesday night. Golf: The outstanding driver award went to David Birchfield. Kolton Massie was the most improved player. Cassie Ray had the best short game. Mathew McClung was the team's clutch performer. The most outstanding player was Molly Montez...
Missing toddler found safe along Kings River (05/18/16)
A Carroll County toddler was returned safely to his family Thursday afternoon after being missing for approximately two hours. Carroll County Sheriff Randy Mayfield said the 2-year-old boy apparently wandered out of his yard near Carroll County Road 306 west of Berryville, along with two dogs. Mayfield said a floater on the Kings River spotted the boy and the dogs along the bank of the river, picked him up and took him to a nearby business...
Northwest Arkansas Council CEO visits ES High School (05/18/16)
Mike Malone, president and CEO of the Northwest Arkansas Council, visited Eureka Springs High School on Tuesday as the featured lecturer for the spring semester. Malone was welcomed by the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, Partners in Education and the high school's hospitality program. Partners in education brings industry leaders to the high school to collaborate on hospitality education, host an annual career fair and provide two scholarships to graduating seniors...
Party in the Park slated for May 28 (05/18/16)
The Holiday island Rotary will host the fifth annual Party in the Park from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, May 28, at Veterans Memorial Park in Holiday Island. Pulled pork sandwiches, baked beans, cole slaw and a drink will be served, with entertainment beginning at 5 p.m. A Veterans Flag Ceremony will take place at 4:45 p.m. Tickets will cost $9 per person...
Cowan graduates from paramedic class (05/18/16)
Eureka Springs Fire & EMS announced Monday that firefighter James Cowan has completed his course of study in the Northwest Arkansas Community College paramedic program. Cowan, who has worked with the fire department since May 2012, graduated second in his class last week...
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