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Monday, Aug. 31, 2015
Eureka Springs Firefighter seriously injured, investigation launched (08/30/15)
Eureka Springs Firefighter seriously injured, investigation launched Eureka Springs Fire Marshall Jimmy Kelley and the Arkansas State Police launched an investigation Sunday morning into the cause of a trailer fire that seriously injured a Eureka Springs firefighter who was responding to a trailer fire late Saturday evening...
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge opens new habitat Duke the tiger gets a new, spacious home (08/26/15)
Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is inviting the public watch Duke the Tiger be released into his new habitat at 10 a.m. this Saturday. Duke is an 18-year-old male tiger who arrived at TCWR in 2012. He was one of 34 big cats that were relocated to TCWR in 2012, when their 72-year-old owner could no longer take care of them due to failing health...
Louisiana couple wins Scavenger Hunt (08/26/15)
Motorcycle tourism is an important part of the economy of not only the Ozarks but both Arkansas and Missouri. Indeed, it's an especially important part of the economy of Carroll County. In recognition of that Rod and Sharon Minner, owners of Rowdy Beaver Restaurant and Tavern in Eureka Springs partnered with the rider's guide Cruise the Ovzarks to host the first Eureka Springs Biker Appreciation Weekend and Scavenger Hunt...
Scholarship recipients named (08/26/15)
Allan Gamill, Morgan Crawford and Katie Peterson have been chosen as the 2015 recipients of the Rising Star Scholarship. The scholarships, given personally by Jack and Rachael Moyer, are presented annually to a staff or family member of the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa or the 1905 Basin Park Hotel to further his or her education in their chosen industry...
Public comments sought on proposed alternatives to Butler Hollow Project (08/26/15)
CASSVILLE, Mo. -- Mark Twain National Forest's Ava-Cassville-Willow Springs Ranger District is looking for additional feedback on the proposed Butler Hollow Project. The general project area is about six miles south of Cassville, Missouri, near Roaring River State Park...
Program established to feed ES students (08/26/15)
Last week, Barb Tenan had an especially difficult day at work. Tenan, the child nutrition director for the Eureka Springs School District, had to give several students a peanut butter and jelly sandwich instead of a hot meal. These students owed money for previous lunches, Tenan said, and couldn't have a hot meal until they paid...
Ozarks Chorale holiday rehearsals begin Sept. 8 (08/26/15)
If the joy of the holiday season makes you want to sing, we've got just the group where you can share your voice. The Ozarks Chorale, now in its 21st season, will hold its holiday registration and first rehearsal at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, at the Eureka Springs Middle School Cafeteria. No auditions are necessary and local singers of all ages are encouraged to participate. A music registration fee of $20 will be collected that evening...
Council votes to amend hours for alcohol sales (08/26/15)
The Eureka Springs City Council during Monday night's meeting voted unanimously on its first reading to amend its law regulating the hours that bars, restaurants and hotels and motels can sell alcohol, making the city's code align with the state's. The amended Ordinance 2229 says that hotels, motels, bars and restaurants can sell alcohol until 2 a.m. ...
Bank robbery re-enactment seeks actors (08/26/15)
The 45th Antique Auto Festival will be Friday, Sept. 11, and Saturday, Sept. 12. The parade will begin at 11 a.m. Saturday and the bank robbery will immediately follow the parade. Organizers for the Great Eureka Springs Bank Robbery re-enactment are seeking volunteers for the re-enactment, which will be in front of the Jewel Box...
Missouri writer chosen for Writers' Colony Fellowship (08/26/15)
Laura McHugh is the recipient of the My Time Fellowship for 2015 at the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow. She will be spending two weeks at the Colony working on her third novel. Laura spent 10 years writing business software before losing her job and taking a chance at writing fiction. ...
Audit report points finger at former airport manager (08/26/15)
Carroll County Prosecuting Attorney Tony Rogers has requested an Arkansas State Police Investigation into possible misuse of a public credit card by former Carroll County Airport manager Sheila Evans, according to a report from the state's Legislative Joint Auditing Committee...
City plans town hall meeting on food trucks (08/26/15)
After a heated discussion, the Eureka Springs City Council during a workshop Monday night decided to hold a town hall meeting in November to hear the public's input on laws regulating food trucks inside city limits. The meeting will focus on the times and days food trucks would be allowed to operate, where they would operate, the distance they should park from brick-and-mortar restaurants, customer parking and the number of food trucks that would be allowed to operate within city limits...
Carnegie Library, St. James' Episcopal Church and ESDN receive state grants (08/26/15)
Eureka Springs and Carroll County received $97,726 from the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program to help fund several historic preservation projects including restoring the Eureka Springs Carnegie Library steps, revitalizing the city's downtown and restoring the roof, bell tower and columns at St. James' Episcopal Church...
The fine art of fly fishing (08/26/15)
Randy Woodward can teach anything. This baby-boomer's calming voice and hypnotic spirit can make even the most seasoned Marine drop his weapons and pick up a fly fishing pole. A veteran conservationist and longtime fixture of the Eureka Springs arts scene, Woodward taught his former wife, renowned artist Susan Morrison, how to market her work and as a result, caught Sam Walton's attention. ...
Tees-4-Tatas to benefit Komen Ozark (08/19/15)
Help fight breast cancer. It is not too late to enter a team in the annual Tees-4-Tatas golf tournament this Saturday at the Holiday Island Country Club. The tournament benefits the Susan G. Komen Ozark Foundation, with 75 percent of the proceeds staying within the northwest Arkansas region and 25 percent going to research...
AG's mobile office coming to Berryville (08/19/15)
Arkansas Attorney General Leslie Rutledge's mobile office will visit Berryville on Thursday, Aug. 20. The mobile office will be at the Carroll County Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 202 W. Madison Ave., from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 a.m. It will be at the Madison County Senior Activity and Wellness Center, 903 N. College St. in Huntsville, from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. the same day...
Hungry Bowl events scheduled Oct. 8, 10 (08/19/15)
The Hungry Bowl benefit for food banks in Carroll County will include live music and an art auction from 6 to 9 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 8, at Caribe Restaurant in Eureka Springs. The Hungry Bowl main event will be held from 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. ...
Eureka Springs resident to serve in FEMA Corps (08/19/15)
Erin Goodyear of Eureka Springs is one of 160 men and women who pledged to perform 11 months of national service as part of the Southern Region's 22nd Class of the National Civilian Community Corps (NCCC) as a Team Leader in FEMA Corps. As part of her service, Goodyear will spend 11 months leading a team of her peers while serving with the Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) in the administration of emergency management and long term recovery activities...
Scout honors (08/19/15)
Submitted photo Justin Ermert, 16, a Life Scout and Senior Patrol Leader of Troop 67 in Eureka Springs, was chosen by Scout Leader Bruce Biescke to attend the National Youth Leadership Training Camp at Camp Rogers in Bentonville last year. Ermert, son of Clyde and Patty Ermert of Eureka Springs, was then invited to attend this year's camp at Camp OR in Jasper as a scout staff leader...
Hillberry kicks off this weekend (08/19/15)
The Hillberry Bluegrass Music Festival will be Thursday, Aug. 20, to Saturday, Aug. 23, at the Farm in Eureka Springs. The festival is being presented by Deadhead Productions. Kids 11 years old and under enter free and camping and RVs are free but there are no RV hookups. There is an early arrival fee of $10 Wednesday and tickets for full use of the shower and bath house can be purchased at the gate for $10. Camping supplies, food and water are available to purchase at the store...
School year off to good start (08/19/15)
Boasting a new superintendent and new students from all over the country, the Eureka Springs School District is certainly starting new this year. Students returned to school Monday, Aug. 17. Eureka Springs High School principal Kathryn Lavender noted that several of these students have transferred to Eureka Springs from others rates, including Missouri, Connecticu and Arizona...
Retired ES superintendent on mend from prostate cancer (08/19/15)
When Wayne Carr found out he had prostate cancer in January, he says he felt as if he had been shot. Carr, who worked for the Eureka Springs School District for almost eight years before retiring, described the mental block he felt after receiving the diagnosis...
Fain's gets a facelift (08/19/15)
Fain's Herbacy has crossed the bridge from the world of beige into the island of color and gotten a facelift. After 16 years on Main Street, Jim Fain decided the store needed a "fresh" image. Fain has created a premier private label that will provide seriously strong and high-quality supplements...
County fair coming up State commission says no waterfowl this year (08/12/15)
At the Carroll County Fair this year, waterfowl won't quite fit the bill. A memo from the Arkansas Livestock and Poultry Commission explains that waterfowl has been prohibited from the fair because of the anticipated high risk of avian flu among domestic poultry this fall. Waterfowl, the memo notes, are not allowed at fairs, shows, exhibitions, swap meets or sales beginning Tuesday, Sept. 1...
Samaritan's Feet ES Rotary gives shoes to local kids (08/12/15)
Leaving the shoe giveaway hosted by the Eureka Springs Rotary Club on Sunday afternoon, Michael Pannell Sr. made sure to thank as many people as he could. "I shook about everybody's hand in there I could find," Pannell said. "I've got a lot of kids, so it's a blessing for sure."...
Thiedeman's 'Sacred Hearts, Holy Souls' appeals to all audiences (08/12/15)
A Catholic all-boys boarding school is an unlikely place for a red-haired, gay teenager to find unbridled acceptance, especially if he's being bullied. Mark Thiedeman's short art-house film, "Sacred Hearts, Holy Souls," is a coming-of-age film that uses the opposing themes of pain and joy, religion and sex, bullying and personal freedom to illustrate that struggle is often the birthplace of true freedom. It's the heart that matters...
School board approves handbook changes (08/12/15)
The Eureka Springs School Board approved several changes to the high school handbook Monday night. High school principal Kathryn Lavender presented amendments to the Renaissance program, the dress code and the cell phone policy. The Renaissance program, Lavender said, exempts students with high grades from taking semester exams...
Scripts and screenplays with Jacqueline Christy (08/12/15)
Come join Jacqueline Christy at the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow on Aug. 18 for an evening of scripts and conversation about theater and filmmaking. Bring your script or screenplay in progress or your idea and get some feedback on how to make a pitch and some suggestions on how to create a successful project for theater or film...
2015 Jazz Eureka Festival schedule announced (08/12/15)
The lineup for the 2015 Jazz Eureka Festival has been announced. The festival will take place from Thursday, Sept. 10, through Sunday, Sept. 13. It will kick off on Thursday, Sept. 10 with a Gatsby-style party on the lawn of the Crescent Hotel gardens at 75 Prospect Lane. There will be live music, light food and drinks from 7 p.m. to 10 p.m., and tickets will cost $10...
Chamber getting back to 'business as usual' (08/12/15)
The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce added three new board members in July and also formed a pair of committees to help guide the organization's finances and publications. Neil Watts, Jack Moyer and Doug Housler have joined the chamber's board of directors, bringing the board closer to full membership after several departures earlier this year...
Local musicians founding children's arts center (08/12/15)
When Virginia Ralph married Bobby Matthews in 1992, she wanted to honeymoon in Eureka Springs. She changed her mind after being told of the city's fickle winter weather but held on to the hope of visiting someday. Twenty-three years and two children later, Ralph and Matthews have moved to the city to establish a children's arts center at Gaskin Switch Theater. ...
Council eyes mid-year budget, discusses plans for Public Works building (08/12/15)
The Eureka Springs City Council raised questions about the city's mid-year budget and discussed putting components of the Public Works building project out for public bid during Monday night's meeting. Mayor Butch Berry said that because the cost of constructing a new Public Works building exceeds $20,000, state law requires that the city puts the project up for bid...
Eureka Springs Sangha Buddhist group to host fundraiser for Nepal earthquake victims (08/12/15)
The public is invited to attend a fundraising party from 5 to 8 p.m. Sat., Aug. 22 at the Eureka Springs Unitarian Universalist church located at 17 Elk St. to help rebuild the Langtang Village in Nepal after it was demolished from earthquakes last spring...
Water main break repaired but city still under boil order (08/12/15)
A boil order is still in place for the East Mountain area of Eureka Springs but crews have repaired the water line at 120 N. Main Street that broke Sunday afternoon, leaving several residents without water. "We have conducted two positive test results and the order will hopefully be removed Thursday," Mayor Butch Berry said. Two days is the minimum amount of time an order can be in place, he said...
Public Works director outlines concerns about fluoride (08/12/15)
In an email to Eureka Springs Alderman David Mitchell, Public Works Director Dwayne Allen cited a list of concerns about the state's policies for training workers handling fluoridation systems and for notifying cities about the amount of fluoride being injected into the city's water supply...
Lights, camera, Eureka! Filmmakers and local celebrities descend on Eureka Springs for dedication of 'Love Seat' (08/12/15)
Since passing its non-discrimination law in February, Eureka Springs has been thrust into the national spotlight, becoming the subject of a soon-to-be released documentary and the possible backdrop for a major feature-length film. A crew of documentary filmmakers who asked to remain off the record arrived in Eureka Springs for the third time during Diversity Weekend to film the dedication of the 'Love Seat' commemorating the passage of Ordinance 2223...
Boil order issued for Eureka Springs residents (08/10/15)
The Eureka Springs Public Works Department is asking residents in certain areas of the city to boil their water before drinking it or preparing food while crews work to repair a water line at 120 N. Main St. that broke Sunday afternoon, leaving several residents without water...
Laura's Card (08/05/15)
Submitted Photo Pictured from left to right are Rep. Charlotte Douglas, R-Alma, Laura Webb who survived being hit by a truck driven by her then-husband, and Laura Ponce, the mother of Laura Aceves, who was killed by her ex-boyfriend Victor Acuna-Sanchez in Eureka Springs. ...
HISID board discusses marketing issues (08/05/15)
Recent meetings of the Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District Board of Commissioners have been filled with questions and concerns over advertising and promotion. The district's intention is to look into ways of bringing in more people with the hope of increasing tourism and property sales...
'Daily Show' spotlights Eureka Springs (08/05/15)
Eureka Springs Alderwoman Joyce Zeller and Great Passion Play owner Randall Christy made national headlines last week after they appeared in an episode of "The Daily Show." The episode, which was taped the week the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, featured Jordan Klepper interviewing Zeller and Christy talking about their views on LGBT rights and on living in Eureka Springs...
ES superintendent, administrators excited about school year (08/05/15)
So far, so good. Nearly a month into his role as superintendent of the Eureka Springs School District, Bryan Pruitt seems to be getting along well with the school's administrators and staff. Pruitt expressed excitement for the upcoming school year at a reception in his honor on Thursday, July 30...
Proposal writing class at Village Writing School (08/05/15)
Many organizations think of grants as a solution to all of their resource troubles, but the challenge is how to start, where to go, what to write. Mike McIntyre's POWER Proposal process will take the participant from the concept to creation. Participants will learn ways to craft a winning business proposal or grant...
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism launches pet photo contest (08/05/15)
Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism just launched "Barkansas," an online photo contest for Arkansas' residents and visitors to share photos of their dogs having adventures all across Arkansas. To enter, contestants should visit Arkansas.com/barkansas and complete a form and submit a photo posed with their pets or a photo of just their pets at their favorite place in Arkansas...
Search teams rescue lost cyclist at Lake Leatherwood (08/05/15)
Carroll County and Eureka Springs search and rescue workers found a mountain biker after she got lost Monday night at Lake Leatherwood. Eureka Springs Fire Chief Randy Ates said it only took Eureka Springs Fire & EMS, Carroll County Emergency Management and the Carroll County SORT team an hour and 20 minutes to find Tyler Vickers, of Bentonville, after she crashed her bike. Ates said Vickers wrecked her bike on the far end of Beacham Trail and got lost...
Eureka Springs restaurants prepare to filter water (08/05/15)
Since fluoride was added to Eureka Springs' water supply in mid-July, local restaurant owners and residents are researching and purchasing water filtration systems. Citizens and business owners continue to voice concerns about Carroll-Boone Water District inserting fluoride into the city's water supply...
Eureka Springs police arrest counterfeiting suspect (08/05/15)
Eureka Springs police officers arrested a Missouri man Saturday on charges of mass counterfeiting. The Carroll County Detention Center intake log notes that Tristan John Jeffries, 42, of Lamar, Mo., was booked on forgery in the first degree, theft by receiving, criminal possession of a forgery device, theft of services, unlawful use of a driver's license and is on hold for other agencies...
Eureka Springs ranked in top 30 best small cities in America by Conde Naste Traveler readers (08/05/15)
Conde Naste Traveler readers chose Eureka Springs as number 26 of 30 best small cities in America. Over 100,000 votes were tallied in the vote. Eureka Springs shared the top 30 with other cities such as Newport Beach, Calif. and Palm Springs, Calif., both of which ranked below Eureka Springs in the list...
Wrongful death suit filed by Fat Tire cyclist's widower could face state Supreme Court challenge (08/05/15)
After Carroll County Circuit Judge Scott Jackson denied a defense motion for summary judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Eureka Springs and Eureka Springs Fire and Emergency Medical Services, an Arkansas Municipal League attorney who is helping represent the city and the fire department said she is considering challenging the decision through the state Supreme Court...
Caring for the ghosts of Eureka Springs' past (08/05/15)
A 130-year-old testament to Eureka Springs' history rests on 48 acres east of Highway 62, not far from the Kettle Campground. The grounds of the Eureka Springs Cemetery are the final resting place for many prominent figures from Eureka's past. Tombstones dating back to 1885 echo the history of a town that was formed as a Victorian retreat...
Guardians of the most vulnerable Bikers Against Child Abuse protect children from predators (08/05/15)
Everyone knows bikers don't wear pink ribbons; those are for little girls. "Racer" clutches the right flap of his biker's jacket, tattered from years of shielding him from fierce wind and rain during his rides to support abused children, and talks about the pink ribbon he wears in remembrance of Hailey Owens...
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