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Tuesday, Jan. 24, 2017
Spirited weekend Crescent and Basin Park hotels host ESP Weekend (01/18/17)
The Crescent and Basin Park Hotels embraced their haunted history during the sixth annual ESP Weekends this month. The first weekend was held from Jan. 6-8, followed by more events from Jan. 13-15. Deborah Workman, who works at the Crescent Hotel, described everything that happened during the weekends. ...
17-year-old arrested in Grandview slaying (01/18/17)
A 17-year-old Carroll County boy was arrested Tuesday on charges of capital murder in the death of a 21-year-old man. According to a press release from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, deputies were dispatched at 4:10 p.m. Tuesday to a reported murder at 92 Carroll County Road 219, in the Grandview area...
Missing person ES woman's disappearance connected to Memphis fugitive (01/18/17)
A Eureka Springs woman is missing, and authorities suspect she's keeping dangerous company. Eureka Springs Police Chief Thomas Achord said Thursday that Shastah Naumann was reported missing around August 2016. A source close to Naumann said he saw her last in June 2016. Naumann had just met Kelvin Montgomery, the source said, and was traveling all over the country with him. The source said he suspects Naumann is still with Montgomery...
Revocation hearing Planning agrees not to revoke CUP at 12 Lookout Circle (01/18/17)
John and Julie Van Woy can keep operating their tourist lodging business at 12 Lookout Circle as long as they obey the city code. The Van Woys met with the Eureka Springs Planning Commission for a revocation hearing on Jan. 10, and the commission agreed to allow them to keep a Conditional Use Permit for five units of tourist lodging at 12 Lookout Circle...
New marketing strategy CAPC commissioner proposes expanding target area (01/18/17)
The Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission got a few pointers from commissioner Susan Harman on Jan. 11. Harman proposed a new marketing strategy for 2017, saying it wasn't a complete strategy. The idea, Harman said, was to give the commission a few new ideas on how to bring more people to the city...
CAPC approves market fund requests (01/18/17)
The Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission approved two market fund requests on Jan. 11. Maureen Alexander, the event coordinator with the Eureka Springs School of the Arts, presented the first request. Alexander said ESSA was asking for $2,000 for the Plein Air Festival. It's the second year the festival has been held in the city, Alexander said, and she thinks it will go well...
CAPC recommends Foster for Position 4 seat (01/18/17)
When it comes to the open Position 4 seat, the Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission has spoken. The commission voted Jan. 11 to recommend Bobbie Foster for the open seat, which was held by de facto commissioner Damon Henke until Jan. 1...
Parks commission approves 2017 budget (01/18/17)
The Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Commission mostly focused on budget items Tuesday night. Director Justin Huss presented the proposed 2017 budget, saying the commission had already discussed it at a workshop last week. Huss said the budget balances projects with surplus funds...
Help for Highlanders (01/18/17)
Submitted Photo Charlie Cross of Cornerstone Bank is shown presenting an $850 check to the Eureka Springs basketball team at last Thursday's basketball game against Western Grove. The money will be used to help purchase a Vertimax jumping machine. The machine will help all of the sports teams, as it is used to strengthen athletes' lower bodies and increase their vertical jump...
Parks chairman recounts success in 2016 (01/18/17)
As far as year-end goals go, the Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Commission didn't do so bad in 2016. Chairman Bill Featherstone opened the commission's Jan. 17 meeting by going over its 2016 goals, saying the commission had several achievements last year...
Bus fire doesn't affect local transit service (01/18/17)
Ozark Regional Transit service in Carroll County has not been affected by a fire that destroyed 20 buses at ORT's bus yard in Springdale on Jan. 10, a spokesman for the agency said Tuesday. Meanwhile, ORT is working to restore full service in Northwest Arkansas with the help of other transit agencies that have loaned vehicles to ORT...
Highlanders' shooting goes cold in loss to Western Grove (01/18/17)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- After reeling off impressive victories over Green Forest, Berryville and Alpena to start the semester, it seemed as if the Eureka Springs Highlanders were beginning to hit their stride. Instead, Eureka Springs crashed back to reality on Thursday with a 51-45 home loss to Western Grove...
ES Homecoming basketball game scheduled for Jan. 20 (01/18/17)
The Eureka Springs School District will have its Homecoming basketball game vs. Kingston on Friday, Jan. 20. The junior girls will kick off the night at 5:30 p.m., followed by the Homecoming ceremony at 6:15 p.m. After that, the senior boys and the senior girls will play Kingston teams...
Winterfest Party fundraiser scheduled for Jan. 26 (01/18/17)
The Winterfest Party fundraiser will be held from 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday, Jan. 26, at the Eureka Springs Community Center gym. The event will feature musicians, a potluck, auctions, a soup contest, cash prize drawings, farm vendors and kids' art projects. It will cost $15 per person and $30 per family...
Berryville students win DAR essay contest (01/18/17)
The Abendschone Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution awarded Berryville Middle School students who participated in the DAR's American History Essay contest on Thursday, Jan. 12. Ross Allen Nance and Andrea Santamaria won the contest, receiving award medals and $100 checks...
Eureka Springs Community Center Foundation continues Dine Around fundraiser (01/18/17)
The Eureka Springs Community Center Foundation will host a fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Rockin' Pig Saloon. The foundation has been partnering with area restaurants on Wednesday nights. Each participating restaurant has agreed to donate a percentage of its proceeds from the evening to the foundation to help open the gym. Opening the gym will allow the foundation to provide after-school programming in 2017...
Dances of Universal Peace scheduled for Jan. 20 (01/18/17)
Dances of Universal Peace will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 20, at the Eureka Unitarian Universalist Church at 17 Elk St. in Eureka Springs. The dances are simple and joyful moving meditations that involve the singing of sacred phrases with accompanying movements from the world's many spiritual traditions. Participation is free of charge. Contact Rebecca Babbs at 479-253-8303 or babbsrebecca@gmail.com for more information...
Turpentine Creek to host habitat grand opening Jan. 21 (01/18/17)
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (TCWR) will hold a grand opening for a new big cat habitat at 9:30 a.m. Friday, Jan. 21. This habitat, along with another that is still under construction, stands where the original enclosures were once located behind the gift shop...
Local photographer donates print to Clear Spring School (01/18/17)
Clear Spring School received a donation from a local photographer on Wednesday, Jan. 11, of a print of iconic Eureka Springs structures he photographed at night. Eli Vega presented Phyllis Poe, Clear Spring's head of school, with the framed print and said the school was chosen from all the other charitable organizations in town because the mission of the school resonated with him the most...
11th annual Eureka Gras Mardi Gras Extravaganza Schedule (01/18/17)
Wednesday, Jan. 25: Umbrella decorating at 5 p.m. at Grassy Knob Community Center Saturday, Feb. 4: Taste of N'Awlins from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at the Grand Central Hotel and Taverne Wednesday, Feb. 8: Umbrella decoration at 5:30 p.m. at Eureka Live Thursday, Feb. 16: Arti Gras Palette to palate from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. at the Basin Park Hotel...
Eureka Springs Mardi Gras 2017 announces royalty (01/18/17)
As part of the Eureka Springs Mardi Gras 2017 celebration, the Krewe of Krazo announced the royal court to a record-breaking crowd at the King's Day Kickoff on Jan. 7. Bill Sarad and Tracey Lovett were named King Krazo XII and Queen Eureka XII. The dukes are Larry Handley, Todd Paden, Kyle Deaton, Bruce Knapp, Heath Redding and Greg Hein. The duchesses are Robin Mowrey, Tatyana Hetzer, Diane Goodwin, Tammy Thurow, Miranda Smith and Mary Howze...
Beaver Watershed Alliance to host Forest Management Workshop (01/18/17)
The Beaver Watershed Alliance (BWA) will host a Forest Management Workshop for landowners from 9 a.m. to noon Saturday, Jan. 28, at Hobbs State Park in Rogers at 20201 Arkansas Highway 12. The workshop will provide a general overview of the characteristics of a healthy forest, and forest management techniques for landowners to undertake as they work to achieve forest health on their property...
LOOKING BACK (01/18/17)
Photo courtesy of the Eureka Springs Historical Museum By 1881, Eureka Springs had grown rapidly and had become Arkansas' fourth-largest city. The Grand Central Hotel was built in 1880 by Captain John Carroll. The original building on this site was known as the Stagecoach Inn. ...
Senior Center Menu (01/18/17)
The Carroll County Senior Activity and Wellness Center is located at 202 W. Madison Ave. in Berryville. Lunch is served weekdays at noon. Monday, Jan. 23 Chicken sandwich, pinto beans, fiesta corn, lettuce, tomato and pickle and pudding parfait Tuesday, Jan. 24...
ES School Menu (01/18/17)
Monday, Jan. 23 Breakfast: Egg, cheese and bacon breakfast boat, applesauce, juice and milk Lunch: Mozzarella cheese sticks with marinara, cucumber and tomato salad, applesauce, dried Craisins, juice and milk Tuesday, Jan. 24 Breakfast: French toast sticks and mozzarella string cheese, hot cinnamon apple slices, juice and milk...
Krewe du Kork of Eureka Springs announces inaugural event (01/18/17)
Krewe du Kork is having its first wine dinner at Cottage Inn on Saturday, Feb. 11, to benefit Clear Spring School. The doors open at 5 p.m. to begin the viewing of the Mardi Gras Shoe Box floats decorated by Clear Spring School students. The wine dinner and silent auction will take place from 6 p.m. ...
Crescent Hotel hosts awards luncheon for 2016 Christmas Forest winners (01/18/17)
The 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa is all about tradition. One tradition that started in 2008 as part of the 7th Annual Christmas At The Crescent Celebration was the "growing" of the "Christmas Forest," an effort to raise money for local and area charities. In the past eight years this forest has harvested $27,002.60 in charitable contributions...
Turpentine Creek to host habitat grand opening Jan. 21 (01/11/17)
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge (TCWR) will hold a grand opening for a new big cat habitat at 9:30 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 21. This habitat, along with another that is still under construction, stands where the original enclosures were once located behind the gift shop...
Big step forward Community Center Foundation celebrates demolition of Building 100 (01/11/17)
The Eureka Springs Community Center Foundation took a major step forward on Friday, Jan. 6, when the demolition of Building 100 began. Foundation chairwoman Diane Murphy said Jan. 4 that the demolition is necessary to create a space for the Eureka Springs Farmers Market and other community events. Murphy explained that the foundation has been working with the Eureka Springs School Board to secure the demolition...
HDC OKs demolition at 14 Singleton (01/11/17)
The Eureka Springs Historic District Commission approved the demolition of a building at 14 Singleton on Wednesday, Jan. 4. Chairwoman Dee Bright read a letter from city building inspector Bobby Ray. The letter says Ray performed a demolition inspection at 14 Singleton and found the structure to be in a major state of deterioration. The interior of the structure is in a worse state of deterioration than the exterior, the letter says, with the roof caving in and the second floor having collapsed...
American Legion erects POW/MIA flag in Eureka Springs (01/11/17)
Thanks to American Legion Post 9, those who have gone missing while serving in the armed forces will be permanently remembered in Eureka Springs. The post erected a flag honoring veterans who haven't made it home on Jan. 9 outside the Carroll County Western District Courthouse in downtown Eureka Springs...
GSHS board, volunteer debate shelter policies (01/11/17)
A presentation at Good Shepherd Humane Society's Dec. 28 board meeting has spurred debate on the way the shelter handles long-term dogs. Volunteer and former shelter manager Rachel Brix gave the presentation, saying she wanted to see the shelter focus on off-site adoptions to help find homes for animals who have been there for a long period of time. Brix said she's enjoyed seeing the dogs at the VW event and the Doggie Style Show but said these kinds of events need to increase...
Five and Dime Drama Collective accepting scripts (01/11/17)
Five and Dime Drama Collective is soliciting scripts for its Spring 2017 theatrical production. Script categories include 10-minute plays, one-act plays (20-30 minutes) or full-length plays (60-90 minutes). The script must be original work, never produced and written by a local Eureka Springs author...
Eureka Springs Community Center Foundation continues Dine Around fundraiser (01/11/17)
The Eureka Springs Community Center Foundation will host a fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Jan. 18, at Rockin' Pig. The foundation has been partnering with area restaurants on Wednesday nights. Each participating restaurant has agreed to donate a percentage of its proceeds from the evening to the foundation to help open the gym. Opening the gym will allow the foundation to provide after-school programming in 2017...
A Cup of Love Ministries moves to permanent location in Eureka Springs (01/11/17)
Chuck and Pattie Jarrett started A Cup of Love Ministries on the streets of Carroll County four years ago. This week, they opened a permanent location where Calvary Chapel once was. Pattie Jarrett described the early days of the ministry, saying she and her husband wanted to help the people in the community...
Work in progress (01/11/17)
Submitted photo The Eureka Springs Historical Museum is working on the construction and renovation of the Calif House. According to the museum, the project is right on track.
Building blueprints: School board votes to approve Master Facilities Plan (01/11/17)
The Eureka Springs School District is building a solid future for its students The Eureka Springs School Board voted at its Tuesday meeting to approve the Master Facilities Plan for 2017. Facilities director Mike Dwyer presented the plan to the board and explained that the master plan sets the standard for what the district is going to accomplish in facilities each year...
Council adds representatives to CAPC, denies Henke (01/11/17)
Eureka Springs alderman Terry McClung will continue to represent the Eureka Springs City Council on the City Advertising and Promotion Commission in 2017, and he will be joined by alderman David Mitchell. The council voted Jan. 9 to re-appoint McClung as one of the council's representatives on the CAPC and appointed Mitchell in the position that had been held by former alderman James DeVito...
Council tables no-smoking ordinance in city parks (01/11/17)
The Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Department still doesn't have an official smoking policy in city parks. On Monday night, the Eureka Springs City Council tabled discussion on two proposed no-smoking ordinances in city parks. The council first looked over an ordinance provided by city attorney Tim Weaver...
Council establishes moratorium on all CUPs in residential districts (01/11/17)
If you're looking to get a new conditional use permit in a residential district, you'll have to wait a while. The Eureka Springs City Council agreed Monday night to place a moratorium on the acceptance of all new CUP applications in R1 and R2 housing districts until June 30...
Thomas considers resigning from city council (01/11/17)
Eureka Springs Alderman Bob Thomas flirted with resigning from his position this week. At the end of the Eureka Springs City Council's Jan. 9 meeting, Thomas said he planned to resign Jan. 10. Thomas recalled when he joined the council, saying he was told he'd have problems with citizens...
Quorum court to meet Jan. 23 (01/11/17)
The Carroll County Quorum Court's January meeting will be held at 5 p.m. Monday, Jan. 23, in the courtroom of the county's Eastern District courthouse in Berryville. The court normally meets on the third Monday of each month, and this month's meeting had been scheduled for Jan. 16, but Carroll County Clerk Jamie Correia said Monday that the meeting has been rescheduled...
Dining out for a good cause (01/11/17)
Photo by Tavi Ellis The Van Woy family toasts the Eureka Springs Community Center on Wednesday, Jan. 4, during the organization's Dining Out fundraiser at Grande Taverne Restaurant and Loungea. Every Wednesday until the end of January, a different restaurant will donate a portion of its sales to the community center to help open the gym and create after-school programming...
Cemetery commission votes to share draft of new rules, guidelines with community (01/11/17)
Citizens of Eureka Springs can check out the cemetery's new rules and guidelines soon. The Eureka Springs Cemetery Commission voted at its meeting on Wednesday, Jan. 4, to give public notice of the proposed cemetery rules and guidelines. Cemetery superintendent and commission chair Peg Adamson said the public notice will run for three weeks, and the commission will vote on whether to adopt the new rules and guidelines at its Feb. 1 meeting...
Chocolate Lovers' Festival coming to ES on Feb. 11 (01/11/17)
The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce's 13th annual Chocolate Lovers' Festival will be held from 10 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. This beloved event is coming just in time for Valentine's Day and will feature a complete world of chocolate appreciation, including candy, cakes, cookies and more. ...
Community Orchestra begins spring rehearsals (01/11/17)
The weather may be freezing, but the sounds of spring are not too far away. The Carroll County Community Orchestra met for its first rehearsal of the spring season at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Jan. 9, in the Berryville band room. Jim Swiggart is directing the orchestra this year and said the group's spring concert will feature a wider variety of musical selections...
Student of the Month (01/11/17)
Submitted photo D.J. Rassinier is this month's Rotary Student of the Month. He was selected based on his dedication to academics, extracurricular activities and overall character. Rassinier, right, is pictured with Rotarian Joanie Kratzer.
Student of the Quarter (01/11/17)
Submitted photo Kyle Rains is the Elks Lodge student of the quarter. He stands out because of his dedication to his grades, SkillsUSA, overall character and leadership. Rains is pictured with Donna Artzer.
Eureka Springs honors school board members (01/11/17)
The Eureka Springs School District will be showing its appreciation for school board members this January in honor of School Board Recognition Month. Board members serve their districts with no financial compensation, so students and staff are doing what they can to show their thanks for the countless hours of work board members put in each year...
Clear Spring School holds decoration drive through Jan. 18 (01/11/17)
Clear Spring School is currently taking donations for decorations to create Mardi Gras shoebox floats to be auctioned off Saturday, Feb. 11, at Cottage Inn at 450 West Van Buren in Eureka Springs as part of the Krewe du Kork's Wine and Dine Fundraiser Dinner for the school...
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