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Monday, Sep. 26, 2016
Purrfect fundraiser Holiday Extravaganza pop-up shop raises money for GSHS (09/21/16)
It didn't take long for Eurekans to fill the parking lot at Good Shepherd Humane Society's Holiday Extravaganza pop-up shop this Saturday. The one-day holiday shop opened at noon and was swarming with shoppers within the first hour. GSHS board president Troy Johnson said it was nice to see so many people come out to support the animal shelter. ...
Clear Spring School seeking donations for language lab (09/21/16)
For the students learning a foreign language at Clear Spring School, a computer dedicated to foreign language programs could make all the difference. High school block teacher Jessica Fitzpatrick said that's why the school has created an online fundraiser to raise money for 10 computers. ...
CAPC votes to request exposure on Channel 21 (09/21/16)
The Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission could see its ads on the city's public access channel in the near future. On Wednesday, Sept. 14, the commission voted to request information on what it will take to run ads on the channel. Commissioner Charles Ragsdell said he'd love to see the CAPC's ads on the channel, saying he wants to know if that can be done. He moved to make an official request of Channel 21 to run the commission's ads, and the commission agreed to do so...
CAPC agrees to create 10-year plan for The Auditorium (09/21/16)
The Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission will have its hands full over the next few months. The commission agreed on Sept. 14 to create a 10-year plan outlining how the proposed 1-percent sales tax will affect The Auditorium. The proposed tax would be split between the city's water and sewer and The Auditorium, with 25 percent going toward The Auditorium and 75 percent going toward the city's water and sewer infrastructure...
Blood drive scheduled Sept. 29 in Eureka Springs (09/21/16)
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) has issued a Code Yellow Alert for all blood types. A Code Yellow Alert means that there is less than a two-day supply of blood for patient use at area hospitals. Donors are urged to give this week at an area blood drive or CBCO donor center...
CAPC recommends Henke for vacant position (09/21/16)
Damon Henke will retain his seat on the Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission if the Eureka Springs City Council approves his appointment. The commission voted Sept. 14 to extend Henke's time on the CAPC. Before voting, chairman Ken Ketelsen reported that Brandon Cox withdrew his application for the Position 4 seat...
The Aud Fellows Group forms to create programming at The Auditorium (09/21/16)
Those hoping to see more programming at The Auditorium are in luck. A group of Eureka Springs residents have formed The Aud Fellows with the intent of doing just that. Dori Thomas explained that the group isn't a nonprofit, saying the idea behind the group is to create more programming and activities at The Auditorium...
Bright says CAPC is doing well (09/21/16)
The Eureka Springs Advertising and Promotion Commission has been busy promoting the city. The commission has been so busy, finance director Rick Bright said, that director Mike Maloney couldn't attend the commission's Sept. 14 meeting. Bright said Maloney was at a trade show in Little Rock, where he said the city had a big booth. Bright offered to send a photo of the booth to the commissioners...
ESSA announces fall workshops (09/21/16)
Here is a look at the Eureka Springs School of Art's fall workshops coming up: One Week: Metal Surface Embellishment with John Bozeman (Oct. 3-7) Intermediate Jewelry In this class students will learn many different decorative techniques to assist in the design and production of jewelry pieces. ...
LOOKING BACK (09/21/16)
Taken around 1915, this picture captures Lucien Gray's photo studio. Gray's studio was located across from Harding Street on Spring Street, at 145 Spring St. to be exact. Gray was one of the most prolific photographers and producers of postcards, known for recording early images of Eureka Springs. ...
Lovely County Citizen announces additional sponsor for editorial contest (09/21/16)
The Crescent and Basin Park Hotels are partnering with the Lovely County Citizen for an editorial contest on texting while driving. The historic hotels join Windle & Associates, Common Sense Technologies, Arvest Bank and Harts Family Center to offer a $300 cash prize to the winner of the editorial contest...
Senior Center Menu (09/21/16)
The Carroll County Senior Activity and Wellness Center is located at 202 W. Madison Ave. in Berryville. Lunch is served weekdays at noon. Monday, Sept. 26 Grilled chicken burrito with beans, lettuce, tomato and mixed cheese, corn chips and salsa and fresh oranges...
Symposium to focus on water supply and protection (09/21/16)
The fourth annual Beaver Lake Watershed Symposium will feature updates on the Northwest Arkansas Open Space Plan, water quality trends and threats for Northwest Arkansas' drinking water supply, and source water protection initiatives and collaborations working to protect the regions well-being and quality of life...
Buffalo National River Partners' membership meeting set for Oct. 1 (09/21/16)
Buffalo National River Partners is a non-profit all volunteer organization whose purpose is to support the mission of the Buffalo National River by providing financial resources, technical assistance, advocacy and volunteers to the park. Members are located across the state and in neighboring states. Most people join because of their love of the river including the cultural and recreational opportunities as well as an appreciation of its natural beauty...
DAR celebrates Constitution Week (09/21/16)
On Thursday, Sept. 15, descendants of patriots who fought in the American Revolution visited Eureka Springs Mayor Butch Berry's office, and witnessed his signature on a proclamation declaring Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in Eureka Springs. Celebrating the U.S. ...
Ready, aim, fire Saunders Memorial Shoot sets sights on this weekend (09/21/16)
Marksmen have their sights set on Carroll County for this weekend. The 61st annual Saunders Memorial Shoot will be held from Thursday, Sept. 22, to Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Luther Owens Muzzle Loading Range and Park. Firing will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sunday...
St. Anne's food festival will take taste buds around the world (09/21/16)
International cuisine will arrive at Carroll County's doorstep next weekend. St. Anne Catholic Church will host its "Almost Famous International Food Festival" from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Berryville Community Center. Jennifer Feltmann, one of the festival organizers, said the event will be like an old-fashioned church festival. She said the festival will have carnival games, a dunk tank, a bounce house and a train ride...
Still no voting rights for HI timeshare owners (09/21/16)
HOLIDAY ISLAND--The Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District Board of Commissioners refused on Monday to make a decision regarding voting rights in district elections for timeshare owners. Instead, commissioners decided to take the issue up with state lawmakers in next year's legislative session in Little Rock. ...
Health Coalition writes prescription for teen summit (09/21/16)
The Carroll County Hometown Health Coalition will be promoting healthy choices for teenagers this October. The group discussed the upcoming 2016 Carroll County Teen Summit at its Monday meeting. Renée Allison, aquatic and program manager for the Berryville Community Center (BCC), said the summit is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 25...
Local flutist featured on cover of national magazine (09/21/16)
Indigo Fischer grew up reading "Flute Talk" magazine. This month, she's featured on the cover of it. "I'm playing my flute on the cover," Fischer said. "I also co-authored one of the articles inside." Fischer, whose family moved to Eureka Springs from New Orleans because of Hurricane Katrina, said "Flute Talk" is the premier magazine for professional flutists. ...
Palette to Palate (09/21/16)
Hilka Zimmerman teaches her very first painting class Palette to Palate, organized by Maureen Stanton-Alexander of Eureka Springs School of Art. The sold-out class was held at Basin Park Hotel on Thursday, Sept. 15. Photo by Tavi Ellis
Breakfast with the Firefighters scheduled for Oct. 8 (09/21/16)
Breakfast with the Firefighters of Holiday Island will be held from 7 a.m. to 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 8, at the Holiday Island Country Club Ballroom. It will cost $6 for adults and $3 for children under 12.
Presidential debate watch party scheduled for Sept. 26 (09/21/16)
Eureka Springs for Hillary will hold a watch party for the first presidential debate at 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the Carnegie Library Annex. Bring light snacks.
Harvest of feral hogs illegal on many public areas (09/21/16)
Arkansas Game and Fish Commission In an effort to eradicate hogs, the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission has passed regulations against hunting them on wildlife management areas it controls. The regulation was enacted on some WMAs during the 2014-15 hunting season and has gradually spread to include nearly all AGFC WMAs in the state...
Master Naturalists accepting applications for training classes (09/21/16)
The Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists are now accepting applications for the 2017 training classes. The classes fill quickly.In the past, most classes have been held in Benton County. This year, a second series of classes will be offered in Washington County. The Benton County class will start Jan. 21. The first Washington County class is Jan. 28. Classes will be held on Saturdays through April at both venues...
Historical museum announces dates for living history tours (09/21/16)
The Eureka Springs Historical Museum has announced the dates for the 8th annual Voices from Eureka's Silent City living history tours at the city cemetery. This year's performances will take place from Thursday, Oct. 20, to Saturday, Oct. 22, as well as Friday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 30...
Carroll County Community Foundation to award Giving Tree Grants to 16 nonprofits working locally (09/21/16)
Eureka Springs, ARK (September 20, 2016) -- Carroll County Community Foundation, your local affiliate office of the Arkansas Community Foundation, is pleased to announce over $26,000 in Giving Tree Grants awards for nonprofit programs in Carroll County. ...
Good Shepherd to hold board meeting Sept. 28 (09/21/16)
The Good Shepherd Humane Society will hold its monthly board meeting at 1 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 28, at LeStick Restaurant at 63 Spring St. in Eureka Springs.
Riparian Planting Guide of the Ozarks to assist landowners (09/21/16)
The Beaver Watershed Alliance (BWA) recently published a Riparian Planting Guide of the Ozarks to aid landowners who are interested in enhancing, replanting or restoring riparian (streamside) areas on their property. The guide was created as part of an Arkansas Natural Resources Commission and Environmental Protection Agency section 319 grant to work with 2,000 streamside landowners on War Eagle Creek, a tributary to Beaver Lake the source of drinking water for the region. ...
Carroll County Bible Reading Marathon to start planning Sept. 30 (09/21/16)
Those interested in helping plan the Carroll County Bible Reading Marathon can meet at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, at Church on the Grove on the Passion Play grounds by Christ of the Ozarks. Call 870-350-0865 for more information.
Fresh paint (09/21/16)
A mixture of mortar and paint are sprayed on the Christ of the Ozarks statue on the Great Passion Play grounds in preparation for a fresh coat of white paint. David Bell / Lovely County Citizen
New trail in town (09/21/16)
The Crescent Hotel has been working on the Crescent Trail Spur, which leads from the top of Crescent Mountain down to Harmon Park. The new trail is a key part of what will soon become the Harmon Park Loop, a 1.4-mile loop that includes the Crescent Trail, Spring Garden, King Street and Harmon Park.Submitted Photo...
Still on the Hill to host free concert Oct. 13 (09/21/16)
Fayetteville folk duo Still on the Hill will perform a free concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 13, at The Auditorium at 35 South Main St. in Eureka Springs. The concert will feature a new collection of songs celebrating the rich history of the Buffalo River, the only free flowing river in the state. Still on the Hill will be giving away its new CD, Still a River, to the first 100 people that arrive...
CALENDAR OF EVENTS (09/20/16)
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. September 20 Line Dance Lessons Free line dance lessons will be offered at the barn at Holiday Island beginning at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 20. Lessons will be offered at 7 p.m. on the first and third Tuesdays of the month from September to May...
Playing around ES elementary students try out new playground equipment (09/14/16)
For two Eureka Springs Elementary School classes, Friday was a particularly good day. Principal Clare Lesieur explained that the two classes were chosen by random drawing to be the first to play on the school's new playground equipment, which includes a large boulder and an outdoor classroom...
Clear Spring School art teacher excited to be in Eureka Springs (09/14/16)
When she visited Eureka Springs years ago, Maryevelyn Jones decided to move here. She lived in the city for nine months before moving elsewhere. "I thought, 'This just feels right. It feels like where I need to be right now,'" Jones said. After living in several other places, Jones has returned to Eureka Springs to teach art at Clear Spring School. ...
Artist to sign prints this weekend (09/14/16)
Iris at the Basin Park will host James Dean, also known as Pete the Cat, in the gallery from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17, and Sunday, Sept. 18. Dean will be in the gallery to sign prints of his works and his newest children's books.
The cat's meow GSHS cat tech reflects on working with kitties (09/14/16)
Kathy Cobb, the cat tech at Good Shepherd Humane Humane Society, spends her days emptying litter boxes, feeding cats and cleaning containers, and she wouldn't have it any other way. "I work with these guys five days a week. I'm off two days, and by the second day, I'm ready to come back," Cobb said. "I miss my babies when I'm gone from them, and I think they miss me, too."...
Good Shepherd Humane Society dog techs complete training (09/14/16)
The dog techs at Good Shepherd Humane Society now have the tools to help all the dogs become more adoptable. Dog trainer Rachel Brix recently finished training the dog techs, as well as the dogs, on basic issues and commands. Brix said the training focused on the dogs that had been at the shelter for a long time without being adopted...
ES council approves mid-year budget changes (09/14/16)
The city of Eureka Springs has officially adjusted its budget for the rest of the year. On Monday night, the Eureka Springs City Council approved the 2016 mid-year budget adjustment. Finance director Lonnie Clark explained that the changes were discussed at the council's mid-year budget review workshop recently, describing some of the changes...
Children complete 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten goal (09/14/16)
The weather is cooling off, leaves are falling, children in Eureka Springs have started school and we know of at least one kindergarten student who has begun his formal education ready to read! Kyler Sulffridge , who successfully completed the Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library's 1,000 Books Before Kindergarten challenge this past summer, started his first day already able to read on his own! His mother, Barbara, says that he even started checking out books they had previously borrowed and read together as part of the challenge because he was excited to discover he could independently read the stories aloud.. ...
Mitchell asks CAPC to create 10-year plan for The Auditorium (09/14/16)
The Eureka Springs City Advertising and Planning Commission came under fire at the Eureka Springs City Council's meeting Monday night. Alderman David Mitchell explained that he's heard criticisms of the way the commission manages The Auditorium from several citizens, saying the proposed 1-percent sales tax is at risk if the commission doesn't respond to these comments. ...
ES student wins national essay contest (09/14/16)
When it comes to writing, Eureka Springs High School junior Elizabeth Loudermilk ranks somewhere around third in the United States. Loudermilk recently won third place for an essay on objectivism in Ayn Rand's work, using evidence from the novel "Anthem" to support her thesis. The subject matter was complicated, but Loudermilk said she had been studying it in class...
Free Passion Play performance for law enforcement (09/14/16)
The Great Passion Play will hold a free performance for all law enforcement members on Saturday, Oct. 29. The performance is free to all firemen, policemen, EMTs, first responders, security guards and any other law enforcement workers as well as their immediate household members. Attendees must show some type of service identification at the box office...
Blues Skies Book Study to begin Sept. 27 (09/14/16)
A book study at St. James Episcopal Church will start on Tuesday, Sept. 27. Ann Helmer will lead the discussion, to be held downstairs at the church. The church is located on upper 62H at 28 Prospect St. in Eureka Springs. Helmer is a clinical social worker in private practice. She volunteers at ECHO, Northwest Arkansas Women's Shelter, The Purple Flower and Jeremiah House and is an active member of Holiday Island Rotary Club. She will be leading discussion on "Love That Boy" by Ron Fournier...
Mumps outbreak has not spread to Carroll County (09/14/16)
The mumps outbreak in Northwest Arkansas has not spread to Carroll County. Meg Mirivel, a spokeswoman for the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH), said that although the outbreak is quite large, it is still confined to Springdale and the surrounding areas...
Council takes no action on Henke's CAPC seat (09/14/16)
Damon Henke's status on the Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission is still up in the air. The Eureka Springs City Council heard from Henke on Monday night, as Henke addressed the council's Aug. 22 vote against the commission's recommendation to extend his time on the commission...
Dances of Universal Peace scheduled for Sept. 16 (09/14/16)
Dances of Universal Peace will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 16, 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. Contact Rebecca Babbs at 479-253-8303 or babbsrebecca@gmail.com for more information...
Planning commission continues discussion of B&B definition (09/14/16)
The Eureka Springs Planning Commission is still working on the definition of a B&B. On Tuesday night, the commission addressed the rules regarding B&Bs. Chairman Pat Lujan explained that the commission had just met with Jim Von Tungeln, a representative of the Arkansas Municipal League. In the workshop, Lujan said Von Tungeln suggested moving away from the 200-foot rule...
Many options available for bikers during BBB (09/14/16)
Just in time for Bikes, Blues and BBQ this weekend come three new loop rides for bikers. The three new loops start and end in Eureka Springs, including Peel Ferry, Arkansas Dragon's Tail and War Eagle Mill. These have been added to the "Big 5" of Eureka Springs, which are Goldwing/Highway 21, Beaver Town Bridge, Jasper; Highway 103, and the Pig Trail. Each offers curves, switchbacks, hairpins, scenery and panoramas, and each of these loops is a day's ride or less...
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