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Carroll County Bible Reading Marathon calls for National Day of Prayer volunteers (02/25/15)
The Carroll County Bible Reading Marathon committee recently elected officers for this year. These officers are a small representation of different churches working together to coordinate the Sixth Annual National Day of Prayer event May 3-7 on the square in Green Forest...
Writers' colony to host storytelling retreat (02/25/15)
Actress, teacher and writer Elaine Blanchard will lead a three-day storytelling retreat at the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow on March 6-8. The retreat begins at 6 p.m. Friday, March 6,with an introduction and getting acquainted with the storytelling group. ...
Eureka Springs' first 10X10 play festival accepting entries (02/25/15)
Joe Watts, artistic director of the OZ-arks Drama Club, a new theatre company in Eureka Springs, is calling for submissions to its first 10 X 10 play festival, which will be held in Eureka Springs. The festival is a series of 10 10-minute plays and writers from Eureka Springs and cities within a 50-mile radius of Eureka including Fayetteville, Rogers and Bentonville are encouraged to enter...
Cast and crew sign-up for The Great Passion Play to be held March 8 (02/25/15)
Cast and crew registration for the 2015 season of The Great Passion Play in Eureka Springs, will be held Sunday, March 8, on the grounds of The Great Passion Play. Those interested in being a member of this year's cast may apply between 2 p.m. and 3:30 p.m...
ESDN touts downdown changes (02/25/15)
ESDN Main Street Eureka Springs has been working with business owners, established and new to the downtown district, and is excited about the changes happening within the downtown business landscape. Soon there will be the largest retailer in the city residing in the Nelson space, there are new dining options with Brews, Le Stick, The Grotto Chop House and Taqueria Aquarius, and established retailers are refining their offering for the upcoming season downtown...
Traffic accident injures one, knocks out power (02/25/15)
One person was injured Tuesday morning and several local businesses lost power when a small truck overturned and snapped an electric pole on Highway 62 near Thurman's Lodge, backing up traffic for several hours. Eureka Springs Fire and EMS workers closed the road and secured the area around live electric and cable lines scattered on the highway. ...
Flora Roja offers affordable acupuncture (02/25/15)
Who doesn't like a good nap? And when that nap is taken in a familiar atmosphere that's warm and comfortable, even better. As in our childhoods, when we knew we were safe, cared for, and there was nothing to do but relax and rest. What if that nap was also providing much needed acupuncture treatments to aid in health and healing? Or, perhaps the nap is complemented with herbal or essential oil treatments and remedies. ...
Burglary suspect arrested in Fayetteville (02/25/15)
A Carroll County man who was arrested Monday in Fayetteville on separate offenses is accused in the burglary of two Eureka Springs businesses earlier this month. In a press release Tuesday, the Eureka Springs Police Department said $300 was stolen from a safe at the Pied Piper on Feb. 10. The next day, the release said, $7,000 in cash was stolen along with a laptop computer, a television and other miscellaneous items during a burglary at Chelsea's...
Police chief presents proposal for full-time officer at schools (02/25/15)
EUREKA SPRINGS--Eureka Springs Police Chief Thomas Achord responded to a few parental requests for a full-time police officer for the schools by developing a proposal wherein the police department would provide training, uniforms, a car, radios and other duty gear while the school district would pay the officer's salary...
Roy Bean's staff earns international awards (02/25/15)
The staff at Judge Roy Bean's Old Time Photos & Weddings received 16 ribbons for their work at this year's Antique and Amusement Photographers International photo contest in Las Vegas Jan. 29. Charless Kellee, a four-year employee of the studio, won first place for best portrait of a child; owner Michael "DaJudge" Klecha won first place for best western-themed portrait; and several photos submitted by the staff won first place for best holiday greeting card. ...
Chamber expresses concerns over anti-discrimination law (02/25/15)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- After lengthy discussion with its executive committee and a meeting Monday morning with Alderman James DeVito, members of the Gay Business Guild, city leaders and Fayetteville attorney Travis Story, the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce issued a position statement citing concerns about the city's new anti-discrimination ordinance...
Eureka Springs gets first computer mapping business (02/25/15)
A new information technology and computer mapping business has arrived in Eureka Springs, just on the heels of Mayor Butch Berry's announcement that he plans to attract new types of businesses to the area. Business owners Steve and Johnna Williams and partner Matt Carter say ScreenSavers could be an asset to Eureka's tourism economy...
Council calls special election on anti-discrimination ordinance (02/25/15)
The citizens of Eureka Springs will decide the fate of the city's controversial anti-discrimination ordinance. In a special called meeting Tuesday night, the Eureka Springs City Council approved an ordinance calling for a May 12 special election regarding Ordinance 2223, which was passed by the council on Feb. 9 and signed into law the next morning by Mayor Butch Berry...
Accident on Hwy 62 (02/24/15)
Feb 24, 2015 9:00 a.m There is a one vehicle accident on Hwy 62 behind Thurman's Lodge. The driver apparently lost control of his vehicle and went over the bridge, taking out a electrical pole. Traffic is backed up, take a detour if traveling in that direction...
Happy Birthday to Rotary International (02/23/15)
Mayor, Robert "Butch" Berry delivered a proclamation to the Eureka Springs Rotary Club that Monday, Feb. 23, 2015 is Rotary Day in Eureka Springs. Rotary International is 110 years old today. The first rotary club was established Feb. 23, 1905 in Chicago by Paul P. ...
Chamber expresses concerns over anti-discrimination law (02/23/15)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- After lengthy discussion with its executive committee and a meeting Monday morning with Alderman James DeVito, members of the Gay Business Guild, city leaders and Fayetteville attorney Travis Story, the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce issued a position statement citing concerns about the city's new anti-discrimination ordinance...
D.A.R. names Good Citizens (02/18/15)
Three high school seniors were named Good Citizens of the Year by the Abendschone Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution on Feb. 12. They are Brian Maldonado of Berryville High School, Taylor Little of Eureka Springs High School and Felix Yanez of Green Forest High School...
Proposal for Highlanders Center is now on paper (02/18/15)
Two years ago a meeting was held to discuss what to do with the old Eureka Springs High School. Basically, no one wanted to touch it. The original 1950s-era building with its once beautiful but now painted-over glass blocks, poses an environmental hazard because of the asbestos used in its construction...
Boozman, Cotton introduce bill giving states power to reject federal clean line projects (02/18/15)
U.S. Sens. John Boozman and Tom Cotton of Arkansas last week introduced legislation to "restore the rights of states to approve or disapprove of electric transmission projects before the federal government exercises its right to take private property."...
Fayetteville attorney to fight Eureka Springs' anti-discrimination ordinance (02/18/15)
The Fayetteville attorney who successfully fought that city's anti-discrimination ordinance last year is preparing a petition seeking a referendum on Eureka Springs' new anti-discrimination ordinance. Last week, the Eureka Springs City Council voted unanimously to adopt an emergency anti-discrimination ordinance, modeled on the one that was ultimately repealed by voters last year in Fayetteville. ...
'Love Letters' debuts this weekend on Main Stage (02/18/15)
Some of the greatest love stories have been told through letters. Scott and Zelda, Johnny and June, Peter Abelard and Heloise -- all mastered the art of writing love letters without ever needing a computer or cell phone. For them, the pen flowed and time stopped as they enshrined each heartfelt, endearing emotion on paper...
11th Annual Chocolate Lovers' Festival (02/12/15)
he Chocolate Lovers' Festival of 2015 will be held Saturday, Feb 14, 2015 from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. It is located at 207 W. Van Buren in Eureka Springs. The treats include cakes, cookies, ice cream, multiple dipping fountains, beverages and more. Chocolate novelty items and body products will be on hand as well. Vendors will showcase and promote their products while offering gourmet and homemade chocolate take home samples...
ESHS Drama Troupe to perform dinner theater comedy (02/11/15)
The Eureka Springs High School Drama Troupe, ES Tableaux, will hold a dinner theater performance of "Check, Please," a comedic skit about the perils of teenage dating, at 6 p.m. Friday at the high school auditorium. The performance will feature a series of comic playlets depicting unusual first-date experiences. "Check, Please!" follows a series of dinner dates as they go horribly wrong...
Ates gets chance as interim fire chief (02/11/15)
Randy Ates, public information officer for the Eureka Springs Fire & EMS Department, is Eureka's new interim fire chief. Billy Summers held the position for the last two months. Mayor Butch Berry said because both are highly qualified, he is giving Ates an opportunity in the interim position before he names a permanent chief...
St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church replaces broken statues (02/11/15)
The heavy task of replacing the broken statues at St. Elizabeth's Catholic Church is complete, thanks to the efforts of the parishioners and Joe McClung Jr., who headed up the project. The church replaced two statues, one of Jesus on the cross, and one of him being taken down from the cross. ...
Chamber's legislative luncheon is success (02/11/15)
More than 100 people, including city leaders and local business owners, attended the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce's legislative luncheon in Little Rock last week. "We reinforced Eureka's visibility with all the government agencies who participated, including state parks and tourism and the Arkansas Hospitality Association," Chamber President Mike Bishop said...
Cornerstone Bank promotes two (02/11/15)
Jason F. Tennant, Cornerstone Bank executive vice president and chief lending officer, has announced the promotions of Leah Thompson to deposit services manager/branch manager and Landry Weston to loan officer/credit analyst at Cornerstone Bank in Berryville...
Eureka Springs man found guilty on four counts related to distributing meth (02/11/15)
Fernando Canales-Mendoza, 52, a Mexican citizen living in Eureka Springs, was just found guilty on two counts of Distribution of Methamphetamine, one count of Possession with Intent to Distribute more than 50 grams of Methamphetamine and one count of Conspiracy to Distribute Methamphetamine, following a two-day jury trial in Fort Smith. Canales-Mendoza faces a sentence of ten years to life in prison, up to a $10,000,000 fine, or both...
Council votes down proposed circus ordinance -- again (02/11/15)
Despite pleas from local animal rights proponents, the Eureka Springs city council ordinance banning circuses in the city limits failed on a vote of 3-2. Alderwoman Mickey Schneider voted against the ordinance because she said she believes the citizens of Eureka want a chance to vote on the ordinance. Alderman David Mitchell could have cast the deciding vote but voted "present" instead...
Gov. Hutchinson appoints Wolfinbarger to state Parks and Recreation Commission (02/11/15)
Randy Wolfinbarger, general manager of Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, was appointed Tuesday by Gov. Asa Hutchinson to the Arkansas Parks, Recreation and Travel Commission. Wolfinbarger said he is very honored to hold the position and plans to do his best to serve the citizens of Eureka and the state...
ES man charged with rape in case involving 13-year-old (02/11/15)
An 18-year-old Eureka Springs man was arrested Feb. 4 and charged with one count of rape. Adam Bailey was arrested on charges stemming from a joint investigation by the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and the Eureka Springs Police Department. Bailey admitted he had sex with a 13-year-old female during Christmas break, according to Maj. George Frye, chief deputy for the CCSO...
Eureka Springs could be sued for newly passed anti-discrimination ordiance (02/11/15)
Though well-intended, the constitutionality of Eureka Springs' new anti-discrimination ordinance could be challenged by conservatives, potentially opening the city up to lawsuits and costing the city millions in legal fees. Eureka Springs' city attorney Tim Weaver told the council Monday night that the ordinance could "potentially violate someone's constitutional rights under a 1983 action under federal law" and neither the city nor the state is "tort immune" for those. ...
Local event aims to shine light on domestic violence (02/11/15)
As her journalism classmates shuffled back inside to the "Gridiron" cast party, Pearl Brick's attacker barred the door. That is when, she says, he grabbed her right hand, twisted it behind her back, kissed her and groped her breast. The cold of that October night gave way to the cold grip of her attacker's hand...
Eureka Springs passes LGBT anti-discrimination ordinance (02/10/15)
The Eureka Springs city council unanimously passed an emergency anti-discrimination ordinance Monday night to counter a bill approved by the Arkansas Senate Monday that would bar local governments from making it illegal to discriminate against someone based on their sexual orientation or gender identity...
ESPD chief says man found in public bathroom last weekend died of natural causes (02/09/15)
A Springfield man died shortly after he was found unconscious in the Pendergrass Corner public bathrooms near Chelsea's during Saturday night's EurekaGras festivities. Emergency workers transported 30-year-old Neil Miller to a local hospital after finding him unconscious at 7:30, where he was later pronounced dead...
Congratulations to local artist Diana Harvey (02/06/15)
Diana Harvey, local artist, has recently been informed by curators Les Christensen and Manuela Well-Off-Man that her entry was selected for inclusion in the Arkansas Committee of the National Museum of Women in the Arts' 2015-2016 Artists Registry. Work by selected artists will be uploaded to the website (acnmwa.org) by February 6, 2015. Congratulations on this honor and best wishes for your continued success!...
Campbell-Green is Rotary Student of the Month (02/04/15)
Corinna Campbell-Green, daughter of Pamela Campbell, has been selected as the Eureka Springs Rotary Student of the Month for Oct. 2014. Corinna is a sophomore at Eureka Springs High School and has maintained a 4.0 GPA during her freshman and sophomore years and has received academic pins each year in every subject...
Hard work yields upcoming citizenship (02/04/15)
Teresita Goff and her four siblings were raised in a dirt-floored bamboo house in her Philippine hometown and province of Manaoag, Pangasinan, four hours north of Manila. They and their neighbors got electricity in 1995. In another month, she hopes to be sworn in as a citizen of the United States...
Circus ordinance back on city council agenda (02/04/15)
After being voted down last November, a proposed ordinance banning circus acts involving animals from performing in Eureka Springs is back on next week's city council agenda. Animal rights advocate Rachel Brix, in a recent letter to city council members, cited public support as the reason she wants the proposal back on the agenda...
Small fire at Brighton Ridge (02/04/15)
Shortly after 6 p.m. last Saturday evening, Eureka Springs Fire and EMS was dispatched to a dryer fire Brighton Ridge Nursing Home. No residents were injured and the fire caused minor damage. The first arriving fire engine's crew smelled smoke in the 400 hall of the nursing home. Upon further investigation, firefighters found that a dryer had caught fire in the laundry room but had been extinguished quickly by a nursing home employee prior to the fire department's arrival...
Arkansas EDC says Eureka Springs qualifies for block grant funding (02/04/15)
Eureka Springs now qualifies for block grant funding of up to $200,000 for public works and economic revitalization projects, an Arkansas Economic Development Commission representative said. Scott Hardin, spokesperson for the Arkansas EDC, said that Eureka Springs now meets the low- to moderate-income threshold for Community Development Block Grants to fund projects, including one to repair the collapsed tunnel under a parking lot next to the Auditorium, that could flood the bottom floor of the courthouse. ...
CCSO continues drug takeback program -- for now (02/04/15)
Though the Drug Enforcement Agency halted the national drug takeback program last September, state officials and the Carroll County Sheriff's Office said they plan to continue the program, at least for now. The DEA held its last drug take-back day last September, after it expanded its rules to allow the public to dispose controlled substances at registered pharmacies, mail-back programs, long-term care facilities and at drop boxes like the one at CCSO...
A favorite body part returns to the stage (02/04/15)
"The Vagina Monologues" stage play is set to return to the Aud for a one-night-only performance 7 p.m., Saturday, March 21. Janet Alexander will direct the celebrated play by Eve Ensler here as it was 10 years ago. When asked what is was like directing an all-female cast, aside from the subject matter, Alexander said, "The bonding exercises we did almost immediately created a very strong and supportive ensemble feeling."...
Protect and Serve: New sheriff on track to fulfill campaign promises (02/04/15)
New Carroll County Sheriff Randy Mayfield and his right-hand-man, Chief Deputy Maj. George Frye, are wasting no time getting down to business. Just a month on the job, the duo is working overtime to fulfill promises they made to Carroll County citizens on the campaign trail...
Car Accident Hwy 62 (02/02/15)
Feb. 2 5:00 p.m. There is a 2, possible 3 car accident on Hwy 62 by Sherwood Court. One person was taken by ambulance with unknown injuries. A male driver came around the corner and his tire blew out, causing the accident.
Superbowl Sunday 2015 Parties in Eureka Springs (01/30/15)
See our Lively Entertainment section for all entertainment for this weekend. Have a great weekend!...
ESFD to host annual Midwest First Responder Conference (01/28/15)
Eureka Springs Fire and EMS is once again hosting the annual Midwest First Responder Conference. The conference will be Friday, March 20 to Sunday, March 22 at the Eureka Springs Conference Center and is designed for those who serve in any fire and EMS response capacity, especially first responders. The conference events are geared for basic to advanced EMS personnel and firefighters and the events will focus on pediatrics...
Sunday Night at the Movies: Classic film series seeks more fans (01/28/15)
"Rebel without a Cause," "East of Eden, "Giant." In February, Eureka Classic Movies features the only three movies that James Dean, the iconic '50s actor, ever made. In March, it's Tennessee Williams' adaptations, followed by musicals in April, screen sirens in May, and Woody Allen in June. But if more cinema fans don't show up, Eureka Classic Movies will be gone with the wind...
Cattle donations important resource for Turpentine Creek (01/28/15)
More than 100 lions, tigers, cougars, and other big cats at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge consume about 1,000 pounds of raw meat daily. To keep up with the appetite of these voracious carnivores, TCWR is asking farmers and cattle owners to donate cattle they have just lost or about to lose...
Slane chosen as new interim board president at Writers' Colony (01/28/15)
Jill Slane, managing director of a New Jersey-based music production company, Prescription Audio, is the new interim board president at the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow. Six new board members were also selected during their recent meeting. Slane currently oversees operations and business development, with spa, hotel and clinical clients worldwide. ...
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