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Thursday, Dec. 8, 2016
Snow Village and Train Exhibit continues Dec. 9 (12/07/16)
The Snow Village and Train Exhibit continues in Eureka Springs from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. This year, it will again be located at the Gaskins Switch Village of shops located on Highway 62 East. This privately owned Snow Village and Train Exhibit takes you back to a 1930s to 1950s landscape of small-town America. It comprises more than 600 buildings, accessory pieces and trees, along with three Lionel 0 scale trains, and a Lionel 0 Scale trolley...
Working together to help others Eureka Springs Hospital CEO reflects on improvements, teamwork (12/07/16)
When Peter Savoy took over as CEO of the Eureka Springs Hospital in May, he was determined to get to know the people working there. "Of course it's a learning process, so the first thing I did was get to know the team," Savoy said. "It didn't take long for me to realize that we have some very sincere, talented, dedicated team members here."...
Parks director reports action-packed month (12/07/16)
The Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Commission was pretty busy in November. "To call the last month and a half action-packed would be an understatement," parks director Justin Huss said Nov. 29. "Multiple projects are underway, and our participating in the recent IMBA World Summit was a tremendous success. We are preparing for a winter for projects and improvements that will produce another record-breaking year in 2017."...
GSHS board address cost of new kennels (12/07/16)
The dogs at Good Shepherd Humane Society need new kennels, but they come at a price. According to GSHS president Jay Fusaro, that price is pretty steep. Fusaro reported Nov. 30 that it will cost $1,000 per kennel, saying it won't be easy to raise the money for all the new kennels...
GSHS president announces Board Challenge (12/07/16)
If you're looking to donate to Good Shepherd Humane Society, this month is the perfect time to do so. GSHS president Jay Fusaro announced the Board Challenge on Nov. 30, saying members of Good Shepherd's board have put up $4,000 of their own money for a donation match until the end of the year. ...
Good Shepherd thrift store revenue up in October (12/07/16)
October was a good month for Good Shepherd Humane Society. Interim treasurer Rosemary Fusaro reported Nov. 30 that the Doggie Thrift Stores brought in $17,225.47 in October, bringing thrift store revenue to $187,990.42 for the year so far. The amount of revenue in October, Fusaro said, is the most she's seen since being involved with Good Shepherd...
Cold air expected this week (12/07/16)
Winter is coming, soon. Temperatures in Carroll County are expected to drop well below the freezing mark by midweek, according to the National Weather Service, with a prediction of 12 degrees for the low temperature Thursday night into Friday morning...
Loudermilk wins statewide editorial contest (12/07/16)
Elizabeth Loudermilk has won the statewide editorial contest on texting while driving. Loudermilk will receive a $500 cash prize and lunch in Little Rock for her winning essay, which also took first place in the Lovely County Citizen's local competition...
Library drops off sweaters to Flint Street Fellowship two weeks early (12/07/16)
The Eureka Springs Carnegie Library will continue its sweater drive until Dec. 15, but the first few boxes of sweaters have already been donated to Flint Street Fellowship. Library employee April Griffith brought the sweaters to Flint Street on Monday, Dec. 5, saying the sweater drive has been so successful the library couldn't find a place for all the sweaters. Griffith said the library has received 125 sweaters and 35 non-sweater items since the drive began...
Choral Concert highlights holiday joy (12/07/16)
The Eureka Springs School District's choirs kicked off the holiday season with a choral concert on Sunday, Dec. 4. The high school and middle school choirs performed at the concert, as well as the middle school on-stage choir. Barry Milner, who directed one of the middle school choirs, said he enjoyed seeing his students performed. He explained that his students got to choose one of the tunes, which wasn't the kind of song most people associate with Christmas...
ESHS drama department gearing up for 'A Christmas Carol' (12/07/16)
The Eureka Springs High School drama department will be performing a holiday classic this weekend. The students will perform "A Christmas Carol" at 7 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9, and Saturday, Dec. 10, at the Eureka Springs High School auditorium. Senior Simon Larson, who plays the title character, said he's getting a little nervous as the public performances inch closer. This is the first large role he's had, Larson said, and he wants to get it right...
Cocktails for a Cause helps People Helping People (12/07/16)
People Helping People got a little help themselves at Cocktails for Cause Thursday, Dec. 1. Sue Hopkins, who works with People Helping People, explained that the non-profit helps purchase prescription medication for everyone in Carroll County. If people can't afford their medication, Hopkins said, they can call People Helping People and receive their medication that same day...
50th annual Silver Tea benefits Jeremiah House (12/07/16)
St. James Episcopal Church hosted the 50th annual Silver Tea on Thursday, Dec. 1, where locals and visitors sipped tea for a good cause. Mary Hill and Janee Crotts, co-chairs of the tea, explained that the event always benefits a local nonprofit. This year, proceeds from the tea went to the Jeremiah House, a faith-based recovery home for women who have had a range of traumatic experiences...
Trailblazers (12/07/16)
Photo by Tavi Ellis Like-minded ladies from all different walks of life in Northwest Arkansas came together over the weekend to volunteer for the Nature Conservancy. The environmental non-profit organized the group of local volunteers to build a series of private hiking trails near the Kings River Deck House...
Library to host children's Christmas party Dec. 9 (12/07/16)
The Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library will host the How the Grinch Stole Christmas Party at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Dec. 9. There will be free, fun activities, including games, songs and a craft. Children will be served a Who Fest, have their picture taken with the Grinch and be treated to a special performance of Doctor Seuss' holiday classic by Molly Sroges. ...
Mayor's Task Force on Economic Development welcomes Russian delegates (12/07/16)
The Eureka Springs Mayor's Task Force on Economic Development hosted five Russian delegates on Saturday, Dec. 3. The delegates represented the Global Connections -- Open World Project, a project of the U.S. government. Two were from Moscow and three were from St. Petersburg...
Momandpop to present holiday show Dec. 10-11 (12/07/16)
Momandpop productions will feature "Presence," a holiday show written and performed by local kids, at 7 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10, and 2 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 11, at Melonlight Dance Studio. Virginia Ralph, who works with momandpop, said the show consists of 12 stories with 12 accompanying pieces of art. Ralph explained how the stories came about, saying she prompted the kids to write about several different holiday experiences...
Sunday meal at St. James (12/07/16)
Submitted photo St. James Episcopal Church held its first Sunday community meal of the season on Dec. 4, feeding 61 hungry folks.
Scottie Christmas Program slated for Dec. 15 (12/07/16)
The annual Scottie Christmas Program will take place at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, at the Eureka Springs City Auditorium. The performance features Eureka Springs Elementary School students from pre-school through 4th grade. Admission is free.
BV man faces charges of assault, terroristic threatening (12/07/16)
A Berryville man has been arrested on charges of domestic assault and terroristic threatening, allegedly having threatened to kill his wife and "homosexuals" at the Eureka Springs restaurant where she works. An affidavit of probable cause submitted by officer Cody Boren of the Berryville Police Department states that 28-year-old Jeremiah Bliss-Leija was arrested at approximately 2:20 p.m. ...
Sweet sounds (12/07/16)
Photo by Tavi Ellis The Eureka Springs Elementary School Choir performed outside the Crescent Hotel on Thursday, Dec. 1. These are just a few of the young singers.
Helping hand Veterans Service Officer connects veterans with needed resources (12/07/16)
Filing a claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can be like trying to speak a foreign language, but luckily Carroll County has an interpreter. Alex Brown has served as the Carroll County Veterans Service Officer since spring of this year, moving into the office at the Carroll County Eastern District Courthouse in Berryville. ...
Community meeting on medical marijuana slated for Dec. 15 (12/07/16)
The Eureka Springs Mayor's Task Force on Economic Development will host a community meeting on medical marijuana at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 15, in the City Hall courtroom on the third floor. David Couch, president of the Arkansas Medical Marijuana Association, will present an overview of the recently passed medical marijuana amendment, clarify the facts and specifics of the amendment and provide updates on the process in places, procedures, legislative activities, potential impact and opportunities for Eureka Springs, as well as the next steps. ...
Mumps update BV, GF schools have confirmed cases (12/07/16)
The Berryville School District has a confirmed case of mumps at each of its schools now. An announcement sent out by the school administration on Wednesday says that the district has received notification from the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) of a confirmed case of mumps on each of its school campuses. ...
Northwest Arkansas Master Naturalists accepting applications (12/07/16)
Applications are now being accepted for the Northwest Arkansas chapter of Arkansas Master Naturalists. Annual training starts Saturday, Jan. 21, for residents of Benton and Carroll Counties and Saturday, Jan. 28, for residents of Washington and Madison counties. Classes will meet on alternating Saturdays. The cost is $135 for the training and materials, plus $30 annual dues. The cost is $85 for a second household member if materials are shared. Limited scholarships are being offered...
Bike raffle (12/07/16)
Submitted photo Eureka Springs Mayor Butch Berry, middle, draws the winner of Good Shepherd Humane Society's bike raffle. Berry is pictured with GSHS animal care manager Sandra Mittler, left, and GSHS president Jay Fusaro.
ES School Menu (12/07/16)
Monday, Dec. 12 Breakfast: Egg, cheese and bacon breakfast boat, applesauce, juice and milk Lunch: Pizza cheese crunchers with marinara, celery sticks, pineapple tidbits, lemon blast Raisels, golden raisins, juice and milk Tuesday, Dec. 13 Breakfast: French toast sticks and mozzarella string cheese, hot cinnamon apple slices, juice and milk...
LOOKING BACK (12/07/16)
Photo courtesy of the Eureka Springs Historical Museum This is the Regan Home at 33 Prospect, where Dr. Milton Randolph Regan lived with wife Elizabeth. Dr. Regan married Elizabeth in 1884 and began his practice in Eureka Springs in 1892. Together, they had three children: Milton Robert, Martha Elizabeth and Grace Randolph. ...
Senior Center Menu (12/07/16)
The Carroll County Senior Activity and Wellness Center is located at 202 W. Madison Ave. in Berryville. Lunch is served weekdays at noon. Monday, Dec. 12 Chicken enchiladas, Spanish rice, corn and black bean salad and lemon pudding Tuesday, Dec. 13 Beef steak fingers, cream gravy, garlic mashed potatoes, capri vegetables and cinnamon pears...
Hirnisey named Cornerstone Bank's Artist of the Month (12/07/16)
Joan Hirnisey is Cornerstone Bank of Holiday Island's Artist of the Month for December.
Flint Street Fellowship to host Christmas Dinner (12/07/16)
A community Christmas dinner will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 25, in the ECHO dining room. There is no charge for the dinner, and everyone is welcome. If you need a ride or would like to volunteer, call 479-253-4945.
ES Community Center Foundation continues Dine Around fundraiser (12/07/16)
The Eureka Springs Community Center Foundation will host a fundraiser from 5 p.m. to 8:30 p.m. Wednesday, Dec. 14, at Ermilio's. The foundation has been partnering with area restaurant 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...
Clear Spring School to screen documentary (12/07/16)
Clear Spring School will partner with the Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library to show the documentary "Most Likely to Succeed" at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8. The purpose of the event is to foster meaningful discussion among educators, administrators, parents and students about how current obstacles can be overcome and steps toward change can be taken at a local level...
Teddy Bear Toss scheduled for Dec. 12 (12/07/16)
The Eureka Springs High School Athletic Booster Club will host the Teddy Bear Toss at the school's basketball game on Monday, Dec. 12. Everyone attending the game is asked to bring a new stuffed animal. When the Lady Highlanders score their first basket, everyone in the stands will throw their stuffed animal onto the court...
Arti-Gras Pallette to Palate scheduled for Feb. 16 (12/07/16)
The Eureka Springs School of the Arts will host Arti-Gras Palette to Palate from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. Thursday Feb. 16, at the Basin Park Hotel. The event offers a chance to create mardi Gras magic. It costs $45, and brushes, paint and the canvas will be provided. Admission is available at the door, but space is limited. Call 479-253-5384 to reserve a spot...
Main Stage to host holiday open house and artist reception Dec. 10 (12/07/16)
Main Stage will host a holiday open house and artist reception from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 10. The reception will feature the work of John Robert Willer, a prolific painter who regularly paints with the Plein Air Painters of Eureka Springs. Holiday refreshments will be served...
Bad Movie Night at The Aud (12/07/16)
Lilah Steiger, left, portrays Vampira during Bad Movie Night at The Aud on Wednesday, Nov. 30. Steiger was one of many to watch Plan 9 from Outer Space that night. She is pictured with Bad Movie Night sponsor Dori Thomas. Submitted photo
CALENDAR OF EVENTS (12/02/16)
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. December 1, 8 and 15 Photography Class A photography class will be held from 5:30 p.m. ...
Community means family Flint Street Fellowship hosts annual Thanksgiving Dinner (11/30/16)
The ECHO Clinic's community room started filling up at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24. Volunteers dropped off pies, cooked created dishes from scratch and community members took their spot at one of the many tables in the room. Decorated with orange and red hues, the tables signified what many Americans look forward to on the fourth Thursday in November. ...
Council agrees to purchase treatment plant equipment (11/30/16)
The Eureka Springs City Council approved an ordinance allowing the public works department to purchase wastewater treatment plant equipment Monday night. The ordinance was passed on a first reading and second and third readings by title only. The emergency clause was approved, as well...
Hospital commission chairman presents 2015 audit (11/30/16)
The Eureka Springs Hospital Commission has had a successful year. Chairman Michael Merry presented the commission's 2015 audit to the Eureka Springs City Council Monday night, saying the commission started the year with $1,962,114. The commission had money spread across two bank accounts, Merry said, from its two sources of income...
Berry asks for input on tax situation (11/30/16)
Even though a proposed 1 percent sales tax didn't pass, the Eureka Springs City Council isn't giving up on the city's water and sewer infrastructure. At the council's meeting Monday night, Mayor Butch Berry said he's trying to figure out why voters rejected the tax in the general election Nov. 8. Revenue from the tax would have been used to fund repairs and improvements to the city's water and sewer infrastructure, as well as help fund operation of the Auditorium...
Parks commission agrees to revamp website (11/30/16)
The Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Commission is increasing its web presence. On Tuesday night, the commission discussed the existing website for city parks. Parks director Justin Huss gave an update on the website, saying not much has changed since the commission met last...
Council workshop focuses on water, sewer rates (11/30/16)
The Eureka Springs City Council met for a budget workshop Monday afternoon, and the discussion quickly turned to the city's water and sewer rates. Mayor Butch Berry explained that water and sewer rates will need to increase more than anticipated because of the failed 1 percent sales tax proposal. Voters rejected the proposed tax in the general election Nov. 8...
Athletic Booster Club, National Honor Society partner for Angel Tree program (11/30/16)
During the holidays, doing good can make Christmas great for families in need. That's precisely why the Eureka Springs High School Athletic Booster Club is hosting the Teddy Bear Toss at the school's basketball game on Monday, Dec. 12. Holly Ertel, president of the booster club, explained that the event will benefit the Angel Tree program. ...
Parks commission OKs amended no-smoking ordinance (11/30/16)
The Eureka Springs City Council will be looking at a no-smoking ordinance for city parks soon. On Tuesday night, the Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Commission approved an ordinance prohibiting smoking in city parks. Parks director Justin Huss explained that he had previously brought the ordinance to the council, where he was advised to make some changes. The biggest change, Huss said, removes a stipulation prohibiting smoking within 25 feet of Basin Spring Park...
King: Medicaid expansion could constrain state's education budget (11/30/16)
State Sen. Bryan King cautioned Carroll County residents Monday night about the effects Arkansas Medicaid expansion could have on the state's budget, particularly in regard to education. King hosted a discussion on the Arkansas state budget, education and state government Monday night at the Berryville Community Center. Many community officials attended the event, including the superintendents and board members of the Berryville, Eureka Springs and Green Forest school districts...
Merry marchers Christmas parades will take place this weekend (11/30/16)
Streets across Carroll County will be filled with floats and festivities this weekend. Eureka Springs, Berryville and Green Forest will all have their annual Christmas parades on Friday and Saturday, giving citizens and visitors three chances to take in some holiday cheer...
Former local starts homeless choir in California (11/30/16)
Former Carroll County local Steph Johnson has taken her musical talent to San Diego, where she has been working with the homeless to create a new melody. Johnson recently created a new choir in the area, composed of the homeless people she's been advocating for since moving there...
May Festival of the Arts event application deadline extended to Dec. 15 (11/30/16)
You can still apply for event funding for the 30th Annual May Festival of the Arts. The deadline has been extended to Thursday, Dec. 15. To see the application and guidelines, visit http://www.eurekaspringsfestivaloftheart... or email artscouncileureka@gmail.com...
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