Citizen of the Week
"Nick Samac is a Eureka Springs graduate who has given back to his community in many ways.
"One of the greatest ways is using grant writing skills that have brought funds into our community for the Fire Department. Most recently, a grant application he wrote was awarded $80,000.
"These funds are earmarked for the purpose of replacing old gear the firefighters wear on scene, and also new rescue equipment such as ropes, and most important, new extrication equipment.
"Nick has saved the city a significant amount by being aware of and writing these grants, which have brought in significant amounts of money for equipment to protect our firefighters and citizens in need."