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Monday, Sep. 1, 2014
Citizen of the Week

Citizen of the Week (08/27/14)
Congratulations to our Citizen of the Week, Josh Beyler. Josh was working full time at Harts a few year's ago when friends encouraged him to look into being a firefighter. So, he walked into the fire station across the street to look into it. After a lot of training he has served the last two years on a strictly volunteer basis. ...
Citizen of the Week (08/20/14)
Darlene "Molly" Herndon Pinkley has worked at the Inn of the Ozarks since 1975 making this her 40th season. Before that she had worked at the Basin Park Coffee Shop for many years. When someone extra is needed to fill an evening shift if someone is absent, Molly can always be counted on to fill that shift even after she has worked a full shift in the morning. She can be counted on for whatever is needed...
Citizen of the Week (08/13/14)
Our Citizen of the Week for Aug. 14 is David Renko. David is a shining example of what is great about Eureka Springs. He is a seemingly tireless advocate for our town. In his work at Progressive Trail Design, he builds, designs and speaks to the public about recreational trails in an environmentally responsible manner. He also serves as director and spokesman of the Fat Tire Festival...
Citizen of the Week (08/06/14)
Local artist Marvin Jonason has devoted countless hours to designing, researching, purchasing and physically installing the lighting system that illuminates Main Stage in Eureka Springs. "Quietly moving things along behind the scenes, Marvin never looks for recognition or compensation," said Keith Scales, who nominated Jonason on behalf of the Main Stage board of directors. ...
Citizen of the Week (07/31/14)
Father Ben Helmer retired in June after 40 years of full-time work in the ordained ministry. Father Ben had been the Vicar of St. James' Episcopal Church for the past five years. "He should be an ambassador for Eureka Springs with all of his volunteer work here," said Cheri Lacock, who nominated Father Ben...
Citizen of the Week (07/24/14)
Denton West, the owner of Adventure Mountain Outfitters, recently donated and installed a bicycle rack in front of the courthouse in Eureka Springs. For his generous contribution to the community, West is this week's Citizen of the Week.
Citizens of the Week (07/17/14)
The Eureka Springs Police Department sponsored its annual summer youth program July 8-11 at the Holiday Island Rec Center. The program, which was open to students in grades 3-11, included a variety of activities. Students were fed lunch each day and were able to swim and participate in games around the Rec Center. They also visited Turpentine Creek and saw a presentation from Snake World...
Citizen of the Week (07/10/14)
Sonny Smith is a Vietnam veteran and a Eureka Springs resident. On July 4, Smith helped raised a POW/MIA flag on Planer Hill at the entrance to Eureka Springs. Smith donated the flag in honor of American servicemen who have been taken as prisoners of war of listed as missing in action -- a total of 82,000 since the beginning of World War II...
Citizen of the Week (07/03/14)
Kathy Weaver, staff horticulturist for the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, has been with the hotel for nine years in July. In the summer, Kathy starts her day at 5:30 a.m. to beat the heat. Her assistant joins her later in the morning. Nominated by Bill Ott, the hotel's marketing and communications director, Weaver is responsible for the sculpting of the formal garden areas of the hotel, including the C & H on the East Lawn, as well as maintaining the overall appearance of the hotel's 15 acres...
Citizen of the Week (06/26/14)
Thanks to the quick reaction of a skilled truck driver and local resident named Larry Hodge, a Eureka Springs teenager (not yet identified by authorities) is still alive and has no injuries after a close call Tuesday morning. Hodge was driving west on Highway 62 between Berryville and Eureka Springs just before 9 a.m. ...
Citizen of the Week (06/19/14)
Jack Baker is this edition's Citizen of the Week. He served as Commander for American Legion Post 9 in Eureka Springs for the past six years, and just stepped down last month. As Commander, Jack was in charge of the post and led the way for many of the important projects that were taken on over the past few years. ...
Citizens of the Week (06/13/14)
Cné Breaux and Kevin Ruehle and his son, William, are our Citizens of the Week. We appreciate their efforts in organizing the 9th annual XTERRA triathlon and off-road bike race that took place last weekend mainly at Lake Leatherwood. This was their second year organizing the two-day event, and they're already planning how next year can be even better. ...
Citizen of the Week (06/04/14)
This week's Citizen of the Week is John Fuller Cross. The chairman of Eureka Bancshares and Cornerstone Bank -- formerly called the Bank of Eureka Springs -- has been deeply involved in the inner workings of Eureka Springs' economy since 1956. His work as co-chairman of the Eureka Springs Centennial Commission in the late 1970s was instrumental in the restoration, revitalization and redevelopment of almost the entire town. ...
Citizen of the Week (06/02/14)
Frank Rebiejo, the manager of the Eureka Springs Farmer's Market, is our Citizen of the Week. Frank has been running the show there for practically no pay for several years, and between his managing the market and participating in the market, it's a full-time job; he generally puts in at least 35 hours per week on administrative duties, operating the actual market, and baking for the market. ...
Citizens of the Week (05/15/14)
Two long-time members of the Eureka Springs Hospital Guild, Wilma Hagquist, left, and Beth Manire-Short, were recognized last week for the thousands of volunteer hours that each has given freely to the Guild, visiting hospital patients and their families and also volunteering to raise money by staffing in The Purple House Thrift Shop in Eureka Springs. ...
Citizen of the Week (05/08/14)
Preston Hyatt is only 10 years old, but he's been serving his community for years. Preston is an active volunteer in the local Rotary Club. He also volunteers with the local chapter of Special Olympics, and helps with fundraising for Youth Sports. On Wednesday, Preston received an engraved bronze medallion signifying his selection as a finalist in Arkansas for the 2014 Prudential Spirit of Community Awards. ...
Citizens of the Week (05/01/14)
The folks at the ECHO Clinic have nominated Danny Smith and Beverly Beard, pharmacists at Smith Drug Co., as this week's Citizens of the Week. In fact, the entire staff at Smith Drug Co. has earned the designation, says Janet Arnett, administrator at the ECHO Clinic, because of their volunteer work for the clinic and because Smith et al get medications for the ECHO Clinic at their cost, not charging anything for the service. ...
Citizen of the Week (04/24/14)
In honor of Earth Day, which was Tuesday this week, this edition's Citizen of the Week is someone who has helped Eurekans make Earth-friendly choices more than anyone else in the area we know of: Jerry Landrum. Jerry -- who is also the nicest guy you'll probably ever meet -- brings his giant solar panels to power the Eureka Springs Farmers' Market each week, and he happily answers any questions visitors may have about solar energy. ...
Citizen of the Week (04/17/14)
This week's Citizen of the Week is Benard Stevens, affectionately known as "Barnyard." Nominators Jane Stephens and Virginia Hamilton agreed, he is well-deserving of the nomination. He is a retired postal carrier from West Memphis, and he's "81 years young." Stevens goes to the Flint Street Food Bank on Mondays and Wednesdays to find out if anyone needs a ride to and from the food bank. ...
Citizen of the Week (04/10/14)
Ambassador for Eureka Springs -- that's what the anonymous nominator said is the perfect description of this week's Citizen of the Week, Jerry Yester. Jerry has lived a lot of places, but Northwest Arkansas, as he's been known to say, "really soothes his soul." A local resident for about the last 20 years, Jerry's claim to fame is that he is a long-time member of The Lovin' Spoonful, a band best known for the 1960s hit song, "Do You Believe in Magic." Earlier in his career he also played with The New Christy Minstrels. ...
Citizen of the Week (04/03/14)
It's a dirty, thankless job, but somebody has to do it. Seante Helms, who is basically Eureka Springs' "City Housekeeper," is this week's Citizen of the Week. Her nominator Meagan Chipouras notes: "She cleans all the of public restrooms including the one on Pendergrass Corner, the one by The Auditorium, the new restrooms by the train station and the courthouse bathrooms, and keeps the police station clean. ...
Citizen of the Week (03/27/14)
Dr. Fred Mayer, producer of the Spring Equinox Concert at the Auditorium last weekend, is this week's Citizen of the Week, for bringing together a diverse group of dancers, musicians and singers, and for all his efforts to foster creativity and vision throughout Carroll County...
Citizen of the Week (03/20/14)
D. Rude, owner of The UPS Store at 103 E. Van Buren, is this week's Citizen of the Week, for lending a hand -- and his profits -- to Save The Ozarks. Rude (who is anything but what his name may indicate) prints a lot of STO's brochures, stickers and other materials at cost, saving STO a ton of money and helping the grassroots SWEPCO opposition group to make a profit by reselling the some of those items. ...
Citizens of the Week (03/13/14)
This week's Citizens of the Week are two leading local businessmen who are actually moving out of their digs this week and, we all hope, movin' on up in the world. The George Brothers, owners and stars of the Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down, have sold it to Larry Reitz, the owner of Cinnamon Valley Resort next door. ...
Citizens of the Week (03/06/14)
Melissa Greene has nominated Ryan and Rachel Brix as this week's Citizens of the Week. "This young couple, though new to town, have brought a great energy to town. In one year they have succeeded to bring our dog park to life. They are kind, generous, hardworking couple who are a wonderful addition to Eureka Springs." The Dog Park will be located between the playground area and Grand Avenue at Harmon Park. ...
Citizen of the Week (02/27/14)
For as long as any of us can recall, we've gotten an email every week from Ken Bates. He sends us the Pet of the Week after having gone to the shelter, chosen a needy animal, taken its photograph and prepared the copy to go with it. This Monday, instead of getting Mr. ...
Citizens of the Week (02/20/14)
This week's Citizens of the Week are Mike Bishop and the rest of his team at the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, for jumping into the fray and, with just 59 days to do so, planned, executed and then hosted the Chocolate Festival held last Saturday...
Citizen of the Week (02/13/14)
Mary Howze, primary coordinator for this year's debut Ozark Mountain Music Festival and a leader of the young-adult downtown Eureka community thanks to all her volunteerism and hard work for our tourist industry, is this week's Citizen of the Week. Howze, 26, has raised the bar for her similarly aged counterparts in Eureka Springs: She is always doing something to help somebody, it seems...
Citizen of the Week (02/05/14)
The Citizen's distribution guru Dewayne Richards is our Citizen of the Week this week. (Though, we must point out, we received several worthy nominations, but this one came in first. The other nominations appear in our Citizen Forum on the facing page.) Richards is one of the most positive and pleasant people we know, and although we don't see much of him because his moving business and his distribution work for us keep him busy outside the office, we do love to see his smilin' mug. ...
Citizens of the Week (01/30/14)
B.J. Allee and Chrys McClung are this week's Citizens of the Week. They were nominated by the Kim and Rudy Sanchez, the parents of Reggie Sanchez, who plays on the basketball team at Eureka Springs High School. Reggie was badly injured during a recent away basketball game, and his parents were unable to attend that game. ...
Citizens of the Week (01/23/14)
This issue's Citizen of the Week is not one person in particular. Instead, we'd like to celebrate all of the hard-working employees at the Eureka Springs Public Works Department. In addition to doing their normal duties, they have been walloped by an onslaught of winter weather so far this season, working long hours to clear the streets of ice and snow...
Citizen of the Week (01/16/14)
Facebook can be a powerful tool in getting information out to people, especially during inclement weather like what we've been experiencing over the last few weeks. Earlier this month, Carly James of Eureka Springs took it upon herself to alert some neighbors about a dog that was left outside during the freezing temperatures. ...
Citizen of the Week (01/09/14)
A very grateful tourist has nominated Jennifer Clark for the Citizen of the Week, a woman that went above and beyond with her efforts to track the tourist down. The caller, who wishes to remain anonymous, stated that the City of Eureka Springs has character, and she wanted recognize the fact that so do the people...
Citizen of the Week (01/02/14)
Working long hours with no overtime, sometimes covered in puppy poop or doing back-breaking physical labor, is not exactly what one would expect after a career as a lawyer and a critical care nurse. Yet Janice Durbin, manager of the Good Shepherd Humane Society Shelter here in Eureka Springs, feels this is her most important and meaningful career...
Citizens of the Week: Fatime & Latigo Treuer (12/12/13)
Siblings Fatima and Latigo Treuer of the Cathouse Lounge / Pied Piper Pub are this week's Citizens of the Week, because of their recent work to organize and host the pre-Thanksgiving Fill The Limo fundraiser and food drive, in conjunction with a new effort called Back Our Kids that aims to fill backpacks with food for needy kids to eat when they're not in school. ...
Citizens of the Week: Michelle McDonald and Angelique (12/05/13)
The Citizens of the Week, Michelle McDonald and Angelique, have been nominated by Dee Dee Marcum of Emerald Forest. Michelle and Angelique are both regulars about town, especially late as they've been dressed in Victorian-period Christmas attire, adding charm and grace to our quaint little downtown. ...
Citizen of the Week: Hillary Fogerty (11/27/13)
Hillary Fogerty is fully deserving of the honor of Citizen of the Week. She's a newcomer to Eureka Springs, but she already has made quite an impact on this community. A former college literature professor, she moved here from Joplin, Mo., to follow a dream...
Citizen of the Week (11/21/13)
Dee Bright, head of the Eureka Springs Historic District Commission, was honored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation at a reception Nov. 7 at the Crescent Hotel. Jack Moyer, Crescent Hotel vice-president/manager, read a framed letter from the National Trust, commending Bright for exceptional commitment to local historic preservation. ...
Citizens of the Week (11/07/13)
This week, the Citizen would like to honor all our veterans who have sacrificed so much to protect Americans and their liberties. Veterans Day is Monday, Nov. 11. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War I. ...
Citizen of the Week (10/31/13)
This week's Citizen of the Week greatly contributed to the enormous influx of tourists over this past weekend during the Ozark Folk Festival. Charles Ragsdell, chairman of the City Advertising and Promotion Commission, last year had the idea to book Michael Johnathan, a globally known folk singer, to perform here in Eureka Springs. ...
Citizen of the Week (10/24/13)
Blayne Thiebaud is this week's Citizen of the Week. The Mountain Sprout fiddler is leaving the Eureka Springs-based band after seven years, and moving to Hawaii. (See related article called "It's been a long time coming".) Blayne has brought smiles to thousands of faces, including ours, and inspired no-telling-how-many new jigs as the most energetic and enthusiastic member of the popular hillbilly-bluegrass band. ...
Citizens of the Week (10/17/13)
This week's Citizens of the Week are state Sen. Bryan King and state Rep. Bob Ballinger. While we don't often see eye-to-eye with these two Republicans who represent Carroll County, they are both making us proud this week by leading the fight at the State Capitol against a proposal by Gov. ...
Citizens of the Week (10/10/13)
This week's Citizens of the Week are Chief Rhys Williams and the Eureka Springs Fire Department staff, firefighters, volunteers and EMTs. The department will celebrate its 130th birthday with an open house this Saturday, Oct. 12, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. ...
Citizen of the Week (10/04/13)
Our Citizen of the Week is John Jarrett of Eureka Springs, founder of the Eureka Springs Gay Business Guild, which held a kick-off party at Voulez-Vous Lounge on Sept. 16. The event drew 75 people, with 31 signing up that evening. "Another nine have joined since," Jarrett says in our story on Page 12 of this week's issue...
Citizens of the Week (09/26/13)
"Did you every watch someone and say to yourself, 'I don't know how he/she does it!' asks our nominator this week, Garret Thorne. "Well I feel that way about the librarians at the Eureka Springs Carnegie Library, and I would like to nominate Kate, Christina, Sarah, Loretta, April and Fran as Citizens of the Week!" Thorne says that for the last few years, he's used the library computers and Internet on a regular basis. ...
Citizens of the Week (09/19/13)
KJ Zumwalt, owner of Caribe Restaurant and Cantina in Eureka Springs, and Penny Walker are this week's Citizens of the Week, for their tireless efforts on behalf of the fight against the proposed SWEPCO power line and substation here. Zumwalt -- who traveled to Little Rock to support Save The Ozarks during the SWEPCO hearing before the Arkansas Public Service Commission -- and Walker "are the reason it is possible for a community to come together" to shore up the many important causes we as a community support, says their nominator, Ilene Powell, who also has been instrumental in the SWEPCO battle. ...
Citizen of the Week (09/12/13)
Anne Stricherz of Eureka Springs is this week's Citizen of the Week, nominated by June Hegedus. Stricherz -- also known as "The Marble Player Extraordinaire" -- every Mondays volunteers at the Carroll County Senior Activity Center in Berryville, teaching Line Dancing. ...
Citizens of the Week (09/05/13)
This week, the Lovely County Citizen is posthumously naming Manny Ortiz and Larry Martin as Citizens of the Week. The two Eureka Springs traffic officers, who died in March and last week, respectively, have been part of this community for going on 20 years. ...
Citizen of the Week (08/29/13)
Pat Costner is using her experience as an environmental consultant, senior scientist at Greenpeace International and research director for the U.S. Toxics Campaign to help keep the proposed SWEPCO transmission lines from coming to Eureka Springs. Costner is in attendance at the Arkansas Public Service Commission hearing this week both as a Eureka Springs citizen who would live within 1,000 feet of the proposed power line and an active member of the Save the Ozarks group...
Citizen of the Week (08/23/13)
Joe McClung is much more than a bluegrass picker; he is a bluegrass proponent, as well as being the primary driving force behind the Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival weekend. Last weekend's event -- the 11th annual Bluegrass Festival held here -- was a big success and provided tons of great, free, live music and family-friendly fun downtown, thanks to McClung and his hard work...
Citizen of the Week (08/15/13)
This week's Lovely County Citizen is Sara Armellini for her work behind the scenes in bringing Eureka Springs' artists to the fore. One of the founders of the May Fine Arts Festival, Sara owned Spring Wind Gallery, which in 1985 was the only fine arts gallery in Eureka Springs. ...
Citizen of the Week: Gina Gallina (08/08/13)
Have you noticed any strange, rainbow-colored tree trunks or light poles around Eureka Springs? We have, here and there. One is at the corner of White and Owen streets; another was spotted earlier this year near the library. We think the Eureka "Yarn Bomber" is great and truly adds to the whimsical, fun and funky spirit of our city -- helping make it an even better, more colorful (literally) place to live...
Citizens of the Week (08/01/13)
The call came in late Saturday morning that a diver had gone missing near Starkey Marina. Such calls always elicit a multi-agency response from Carroll County Central Dispatch. But two Carroll County rescue teams that took lead in this rescue attempt were Carroll County Special Operations Rescue Team, or SORT, and Mennonite Disaster Services' Search and Rescue. ...
Citizen of the Week (07/25/13)
This week's Citizens of the Week are the many residents who have been in any way active in the fight against the proposed SWEPCO power lines. It's those of you who have signs in your yard, or who have attended a rally or fundraiser. It's those of you who have joined opposition groups. ...
Citizen of the Week (07/18/13)
This week's Citizen of the Week is Darcy Huffman, for going above and beyond the call of duty and for having Mother Nature's back. A few weeks ago, a mother goose flew in and laid several eggs at Blue Spring Heritage Center. She had been coming for several years, nesting at the same location. ...
Citizens of the Week (07/11/13)
This week's Citizens of the Week are John Maes and Travis Ridenhour. Our nominator, Mark "Sparky" Wetzel, wrote: "If you've been paying attention, you know that we just finished celebrating Independence Day in Eureka Springs. Yes, Sue Moore-Glave did a bang up job on the first-ever Eureka Fourth of July Parade, but if you want my opinion (and you do), you really most consider John and Travis for this weeks CoW. ...
Citizens of the Week (07/05/13)
Jennifer and John Lopardo are this week's Citizen of the Week. The Lopardos are recent transplants to Arkansas from Mississippi. Soon after arriving, they both joined Grassy Knob Fire Department, John as a firefighter and Jennifer as an Emergency Medical Responder, recently completing the EMT class at ESFD. ...
Citizen of the Week (06/27/13)
This week's Citizen of the Week is the real definition of a "go-to-guy," his nominator said. "Once in a while an out-of-the-box idea can transform into an exciting and major fun event for our community. Eureka Springs Elementary School custodian Danny Cameron, or "Mr. ...
Citizen of the Week (06/20/13)
Jack Murphy is this week's Citizen of the Week. His nominator, Rachel Brix, says that "since the dog park project began, Jack has been on our side." He recently began promoting the project and selling golf balls to raise money for the dog park, sending in donations and sales revenue on a weekly basis, Brix said. ...
Citizen of the Week (06/13/13)
This week's Citizen of the Week is someone who is owed a big "Thank You" from anyone in the city who enjoys the blues or whose income benefits from tourism: Charles Ragsdell, the driving force behind Eureka Springs Blues Weekend. Ragsdell, who is also chairman of the City Advertising & Promotion Commission, coordinates all the musical talent that appears throughout the city during this four-day festival celebrating blues music of all kinds...
Citizen of the Week (06/06/13)
He's not a triathlete. But when Vincent Reynolds goes out to Lake Leatherwood Park, he does more than run the trails. "I like to go out there and clean them up," he says. Lake Leatherwood is the site of this weekend's XTERRA triathlons and trail runs, so Reynolds' contribution is even more appreciated by race organizers, who faced a lot of work after the recent wind storms blew trees down. ...
Citizens of the Week (05/30/13)
"I'd like to nominate Stuart and Barbara Drizner for Citizen of the Week," emailed our nominator, Rachal Hyatt. The Drizners own and operate Barb n Stu de Bakers from the Farmer's Market, offering pies, muffins, breads and more. "Each week, they donate all remaining items to the elementary school to help feed homeless or hungry children," Hyatt explained. "The kids adore their goodies, and we adore the Drizners! Thanks guys!"...
Citizen of the Week (05/23/13)
"The other day a stranger in town stopped her car and got out to take a picture of the hanging basket of flowers in the garden at the corner of Spring Street and Howell," wrote our nominator Garret Thorne. "If have found your eyes frozen for an instant at the magnificent gardens around Eureka Springs, you have one person to thank: DonE Allen of the Parks Department. ...
Citizen of the Week (05/16/13)
On Friday, May 17, Sue Hopkins will retire from Eureka Springs Hospital after serving people of Eureka Springs, Carroll County and Northwest Arkansas for 30 years. Her title may be Case Manager but she is a social worker -- licensed, professional, and a good listener. ...
Citizen of the Week (05/09/13)
This week's Citizen of the Week works tirelessly to promote and practice Eureka Springs tourism and hospitality as he oversees the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks and Convention Center, his nominator notes. A former board member at the Great Passion Play, Randy Wolfinbarger has consistently gone above and beyond the call of duty to boost Eureka's tourism industry and to make all his hotel guests and convention center clients feel at home and at ease. ...
Citizens of the Week (05/03/13)
In George's Pond behind Stubbs Grocery in Berryville, a duck had a gravel hook imbedded in his foot and the twine had wrapped around his body. Joyce Zeigler was feeding the duck for about a month because it couldn't dive or feed itself, but the other ducks were picking on him. ...
Citizen of the Week (04/25/13)
This week's Citizen of the Week is actually a group of citizens, Save The Ozarks, which has been working hard to ensure that the beauty and serenity of the local landscape, as well as the health of our neighbors and our water supply, are protected. With very little if any information forthcoming from SWEPCO -- not to mention the company's failure to hold promised public meetings for concerned residents -- Save The Ozarks has been key in disseminating vital information about the pro- posed SWEPCO transmission lines slated to be built across our county -- enormous transmission lines that would require tons of herbicides to be used to keep clear the 150-foot-wide swath the utility plans to doze through our beautiful mountainscapes. ...
Citizen of the Week (04/11/13)
This week's Citizen of the Week is Denys Flaherty. Her nominator put it best: "Those of us fortunate enough to know Ms. Flaherty recognize her as a ray of sunshine on the Planning Commission and a sympathetic ear to anyone in need of one. As an elder in our community, Denys represents an ideal to be aimed for: she is bright, cheerful, sensitive, and involved. ...
Citizen of the Week (04/04/13)
This week's Citizen of the Week is Daniel Jackson. His nominator particularly wanted to emphasize Daniel's years of effort toward getting a dog park in town, a project now coming to fruition through the Dog Park Advisory Committee. "As a parent and dog lover, Daniel has been concerned with safety in the dog park and has worked over several years to help make it a reality," his nominator says. ...
Citizen of the Week (03/28/13)
This week's CoW is Terry McClung. As his nominator pointed out, anyone who's been around Eureka long enough to know anybody knows Terry McClung. "Even though he's one of them McClungs, he's a great guy," says his nominator. "That's a joke. However, what isn't a joke is that he has served time and again on various commissions and just started back as an alderman on City Council. ...
Citizen of the Week (03/21/13)
This week's Citizen of the Week has an unusual name and a lot of enthusiasm. For three years, Cne Breaux has spearheaded the local EasterBelles fundraiser. This year it's a poster autograph party at KJ's Caribe Restaurant on Sunday, March 24, from 5 p.m. ...
Citizens of the Week (03/14/13)
This week's Citizens of the Week are our own police force, and for good reason. As their nominator put it, "During the past 3 years, ESPD has implemented and maintained a school security plan. They have trained teachers and students what to do during an emergency. ...
Citizens of the Week (03/08/13)
This week's CoWs are, unseasonably, zombie CoWs. "I would like to nominate Jeff and Christina Danos for Citizens of the Week," says their nominator. "They coordinated last weekend's Zombie Run at Lake Leatherwood Park. Not only was it a fundraiser for the Flint Street Food pantry, but it was an incredibly good time. ...
Citizen of the Week (02/28/13)
This week's Citizen of the Week is Tracellen Kelly, Good Shepherd Humane Society Thrift Store Manager. After the devastating fire that destroyed the Berryville Doggie Shop, Tracellen descended on the problem at hand like a plague of locusts. In addition to her ongoing managerial duties at the Eureka Doggie Shop, she:...
Citizen of the Week (02/22/13)
This week's Citizen of the Week is Rachel Brix. Most will know her as owner of Percy's Grooming & Pet Spa, but she is also a Parks & Rec commissioner and the driving force behind the up-and-coming dog park for Harmon Park. Rachel has organized the troops, gotten all the forms signed, and is madly raising money even as you read these words. ...
Citizens of the Week (02/14/13)
Although typically our Citizens of the Week are local, this week we want to honor comedian, actress and animal lover Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, who recently sent Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge a check for $5,000 to help relocate the Riverglen tigers. ...
Citizen of the Week (02/07/13)
This week's Citizen of the Week is Jack Miller. Those of you who have been enjoying Eureka's Mardi Gras celebrations and the beautiful floats have already experienced Miller's work; he is a painter and print-maker who moved to Eureka Springs from New Orleans after Katrina and volunteers his time building fantastic floats. ...
Citizen of the Week (01/31/13)
This week's Citizen of the Week is Virginia Benefiel. As her nominator put it, "Virginia will be 86 in March and has given her life to caring for others. She has been an RN for 65 years. She has raised seven children and one foster daughter, and took care of her live-in father-in-law until his death. ...
Citizen of the Week (01/24/13)
This week's top-notch Citizens of the Week are organizer Quinn Withy and all the other participants in Sunday's Martin Luther King festivities, including a recital at The Aud. Pictured here are some of the many who took time out to celebrate the birthday of this major visionary and lover of peace. ...
Citizen of the Week (01/17/13)
This week's Citizen of the Week is Jacqueline Wolven. Jackie has long spearheaded the Eureka Springs Downtown Network, a group that brings people downtown to shop and participate in fun, family friendly activities that make our community a better place. ...
Citizen of the Week (01/09/13)
This week's Citizen of the Week is Rachal Hyatt, nominated for her role in organizing the Beaver Park Polar Plunge for 2013. The Plunge is an annual fundraising event for Special Olympics Arkansas that continues to grow each year. Proceeds from the event allow Special Olympics athletes to train and compete in a variety of sporting events, and Rachal has put in a lot of hours making it happen. ...
Citizen of the Week (01/03/13)
The first Citizen of the Week for 2013 is Pastor Randall Christy of the Gospel Station Network for spearheading an astonishing last-minute drive to raise $75,000 to save the Great Passion Play. Although the bank was set to take possession of the property on Jan. ...
Citizen of the Week (12/27/12)
This week's Citizen of the Week is Cindy Worley. She has been the office manager at the Lovely County Citizen since the new staff took over in the summer. Cindy is the Citizen's first line of communication with the public, and she basically makes the office go. ...
Citizens of the Week (12/21/12)
Our Citizens of the Week this time are the people who protect our children. Their teachers are on this list, our police force, school bus drivers, and in fact everyone who keeps an eye out between the time our kids get out of the car or on the bus in the morning, and the time they come home in the afternoon. ...
Citizen of the Week (12/13/12)
In keeping with not only the holiday season but also the eternal season of being hungry when you don't have any money, the Citizen is glad this week to salute the volunteers of the Flint Street Food Bank. Enough good cannot be said of this team of hardworking volunteers who come week after week, Mondays and Wednesdays for groceries, Tuesdays and Thursdays for hot meals, and practice Christ's work in the most basic of ways, feeding the hungry. ...
Citizen of the Week (12/06/12)
Nate Huff is one of those people you are simply glad to know. His nominator put it like this: "I had moved back to town after a long absence, for a job. I had literally one weekend to find a place to live. After half a day of disappointing driving around looking at FOR RENT signs and finding nothing I liked, I tiredly went by Chelsea's to rest a bit. ...
Citizen of the Week (11/29/12)
Someone out in the anonymous world sent us this candidate for this week's CoW: "We would like to nominate prominent local artist Barbara Kennedy as Citizen of the Week," they say. "Knowing that local pastel artist and Prospect Gallery owner Rebecca J. ...
Citizen of the Week (11/22/12)
There are Citizens of the Week and then there are CITIZENS OF THE WEEK!!! Tanya Smith falls into the latter category. For two decades, she and her family have operated Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, rescuing and harboring dozens of big cats and other large-scale wildlife -- lions and tigers and bears, literally. ...
Citizen of the Week (11/08/12)
This week's CoW is a small herd -- i.e., the volunteers who staffed the ballot count at the Berryville courthouse Tuesday night. As their nominator put it, "Once every two years, these people pull this all-nighter for democracy. The counting machine is crankier than the election commissioners, but everyone does what has to be done. ...
Citizen of the Week (11/01/12)
Too often in life the people who get our attention are the ones who make big splashes, good or bad -- but more important by far in the long run are those who do all they have to, then take time to do some more. They're like Dorothy in "The Wizard of Oz," tirelessly helping the Scarecrow, the Tin Woodman, the Lion, and finally even the Wizard Himself find what they really need from life, even when it was there all along. ...
Citizen of the Week (10/25/12)
This week's Citizen of the Week is Barbara Hill. "For the past 12 years she has been a volunteer for People Helping People and the Eureka Springs Hospital Guild. She also volunteers for ECHO. She has helped residents of Carroll County get a million dollars in free medicine by doing the paperwork and the endless number of forms required by the pharmaceutical companies. ...
Citizen of the Week (10/18/12)
This week's Citizen of the Week is Alderman Ken Pownall. His nominator puts it this way: "Mr. Pownall has spent years devoting his time volunteering on any number of committees and commissions, most recently on City Council. A lot of his energy has gone into trying to untangle the mare's nest of city code, for example his recent collaborative work on the sign ordinance. ...
Citizen of the Week (10/11/12)
This week's Citizen of the Week is Nathan Crowder. You know him whether you know him or not; he is the power behind the camera at all televised city meetings. His nominator put it like this: "Nathan is the single constant in all our commissions, as well as City Council. ...
Citizen of the Week (10/04/12)
Our Citizen of the Week is Karen Kinsel, Century 21 Agent and all- around good gal. "Karen personally arranged with the Corps of Engineers, Community First Bank, C.J. Sports, Wal-Mart and Century 21 to have a big party for all the trash-picker-uppers after the annual Beaver Lake clean-up at the dam site," says her nominator. ...
Citizen of the Week (09/27/12)
This week's Citizen of the Week is one of the many apparently tireless citizens who volunteers her time with the city. Beverly Blankenship is chairwoman of the Planning Commission, that group which works to make sense of our labrynthine city codes, a thankless and unexciting job. ...
Citizen of the Week (09/20/12)
This week's CoW is not a person but rather a group of people. Their nominator says it best: "My son fell gravely ill and was in the hospital here for several days. I was worried sick, as any parent would be, and spent every spare minute I could there at the hospital watching for him to improve. ...
Citizen of the Week (09/13/12)
Many of you will recognize Larry Suchand, aka "Jailhouse Larry," knowing him by sight rather than name. A longtime resident of Eureka Springs and owner of the old jailhouse down the hill from Center Street, Larry can often be found holding forth at the Inn Convenience Store on Main Street across from the Grand Central Hotel. ...
Citizen of the Week (09/06/12)
This week's Citizen of the Week would roll her eyes at being nominated, but that's just the kind of gal she is. Here is from her nominator: "If you ever have any interaction with city hall, you have probably crossed paths with Diane Wilkerson. She is the mayoral administrative assistant. ...
Citizen of the Week (08/30/12)
The nominator of this week's CoWs says they will be a familiar sight to anyone who has lived in Eureka for any length of time or enjoyed the Pine Mountain Jamboree. Mike and Dale Bishop are the owner/operators of the Pine Mountain Theater. In addition, they both perform in the jamboree. ...
Citizen of the Week (08/22/12)
This week's COW is our own Chip Ford and his family. The Fords enjoyed an entire evening of impromptu animal rescue earlier in the week. While Chip was trying to head home, he encountered and spent most of the evening corralling three horses from getting killed in traffic and helping locate their owners up near Golden, Mo. ...
Citizen of the Week: Helen Gurley Brown (08/16/12)
This week's Citizen of the Week is a local gal gone bigtime, the late Helen Gurley Brown, who passed away this week at age 90. Brown, who was born in Green Forest, was an American author, publisher and businesswoman. She was editor-in-chief of Cosmopolitan magazine for 32 years and in 1962, her bestselling book Sex and the Single Girl was published. ...
Citizen of the Week: Carnegie Library (08/09/12)
This week's COW is a local institution of wisdom which goes above and beyond every day of the week. Here's our nominator: "I am a Ph.D. candidate finishing my thesis. I really didn't know what to expect when I walked into the local Carnegie Library. ...
Citizen of the Week: James DeVito (08/02/12)
James DeVito is a perfect example of the who and the why of Citizen of the Week. Not only does he own and operate the award-winning DeVito's fine Italian restaurant downtown, but for many years he has spent literally countless hours serving the city as a citizen participant in committee after committee and commission after commission, as well as City Council. ...
Citizen of the Week: Jim Swiggart (07/28/12)
Anyone who values the rare opportunity they have here in Eureka Springs to enjoy the Opera in the Ozarks owes a huge debt of gratitude to General Director Jim Swiggart. Armed with music degrees in voice and trombone from Oklahoma City University, a master's degree from Wichita State University and doctoral work at Oklahoma University, Jim's Opera Talks have opened this world of music to thousands of visitors from dozens of states and several other countries since he became director in 1989. ...
Citizen of the Week: Ilene Powell (07/18/12)
Our Citizen of the Week is Ilene Powell, founder of Fleur Delicious Weekend. The 10-day event just concluded last weekend and included a Waiters' Race (see Page 17), a Bartenders' Competition, and multiple food- and arts-centered events all around the city...
Citizen of the Week: Ginni Miller (07/12/12)
Ginni Miller has been the smiling face of the Eureka Springs Historical Museum for the past eight years. She has worked countless hours above and beyond what was required of her to bring Eureka's history to any and all who would look or listen. She has been one of the best sources of information of that history for countless visitors and researchers. ...
Citizen of the Week (07/04/12)
Ginni Miller has been the smiling face of the Eureka Springs Historical Museum for the past eight years. She has worked countless hours above and beyond what was required of her to bring Eureka's history to any and all who would look or listen. She has been one of the best sources of information of that history for countless visitors and researchers...
Citizen of the Week (06/28/12)
This week's COW started the Citizen newspaper with Bill King 13 years ago. She has a big heart and little patience with unfairness. She's sticking to her personal convictions and giving up a job she loves because of them. Mary Pat Boian will be missed at the editor's desk but can still be found in the Boian Books office in her role as publisher -- unless she's out in her garden or walking under the stars with her pup, Ocho...
Citizen of the Week (06/22/12)
Cheri Dorene White has run herself ragged for numerous causes -- Echo Clinic, CICA Music Festival, a small community newspaper that never sleeps, two shelter dogs, etc., etc., etc. We could never figure out where she gets her energy, although it is clear that she's a magnet for it. The more she spends the more she gets. It...
Citizen of the Week (06/13/12)
"Last week Zeek Taylor received the 2012 Arkansas Arts Council's Governor's Lifetime Achievement Award, an accomplishment that makes everyone in our little artist community beam with absolute pride. "There is no one more deserving of this honor. Zeek has spent the last 30 years in NWA painting and perfecting his craft, mastering the meticulous technique of dry point watercolor...
Citizen of the Week (06/06/12)
Andy Fink and Latigo Treuer are food and drink purveyors who want repeat business. The men took matters into their own hands during Blues Weekend by renting a van, hiring a driver, and taking customers who weren't used to our altitude back to their inns, hotels, and bed and breakfasts...
Citizen of the Week (05/30/12)
"I nominate Rebecca Babbs for Citizen of the Week because on the third Friday of every month she leads the Dances of Universal Peace at the church on Elk Street. Rebecca learns, then teaches us the words, music and movements for these dances/songs that honor spiritual traditions from throughout the world -- Christian, Hindu, Hebrew, Islamic, Buddhist, etc...
Citizen of the Week (05/23/12)
Anita Taylor was nominated because she knows everybody, likes everybody, helps everybody and is an extraordinary citizen. To know Anita is to love her. She began selling ads for the Citizen in 2000, when the upstart paper was a baby with an uncertain future. In fact, she treated this paper as if it were a baby -- tended it, taught it and looked out for its future...
Citizen of the Week (05/17/12)
"Sheila Payne has been a teacher for the last 30 years, and the number of students she has influenced, molded, and helped is countless. "She showed up every day with a good attitude and ready to help others. Sheila was always a team player, which is always good for the team. Her contagious smile and cheerful spirit will always be remembered...
Citizen of the Week (05/09/12)
Hunter Dickelman was co-captain of the school's Relay for Life team, and as students geared up for the event May 4, he brought in a baggie full of coins and currency and said he wanted to donate it. It was his entire piggy bank, totaling $100.78! Even after trying to convince him to keep some of the money for fun summer activities, he said people's lives are more important than anything he would spend it on...
Citizen of the Week (05/03/12)
"Some pretty amazing people doing great things have been celebrated as Citizens of the Week in our community, but Brigido (Shampoo) Tapia seems to do amazing things everyday. "Shampoo happened by an accident Monday near Holiday Island. He stopped and pulled a young woman from her car as it burst into flames. He saved her life...
Citizen of the Week (04/26/12)
"When we speak of treasures, the folks who nominated Marty Cogan want the citizens of Eureka to know that we have one in Marty. The folks she volunteers with at the community food bank appreciate her international culinary skills, honed in such revered places as Paris and New York."...
Citizen of the Week (04/18/12)
"One of the gentlest, kindest women, Francesca Giri, has been providing traditional acupuncture to Eureka since 2009. "At her Flora Roja Center one receives high quality service and care at sliding scale rates. Francesca works overtime assuring that people have a soothing, supportive environment and making it easy for friends and family to come together, creating a collective energy field for healing, which is enhanced by her loving nature...
Citizen of the Week (04/11/12)
"Every merchant knows the frustration and violation of shoplifting, and many know the difficulty of apprehension and awkwardness of confrontation. "The first customers of the day at the Fine Art of Romance spent a lot of time trying on expensive lingerie, then returned to their car without a purchase. Apparently they thought they made a smooth getaway until the manager, Lilah Stiger, spotted them having lunch across the street...
Citizen of the Week (04/04/12)
"1984 was the year these Citizens of the Week began volunteering for the Good Shepherd Humane Society. When weather permits, Bobbie can be found at the base of Spring St. serving as an ambassador for GSHS. "Each week Ken photographs all new animals at GSHS and updates the photo boards in ES and Berryville...
Citizen of the Week (03/28/12)
"Once he found $40 in the Community First ATM in Harts and returned it. Who does that anymore? "Travis Ramsey is amazing and I think the honor of getting selected to go to the White House Science Fair in Washington DC, where President Obama honored 100 high school students who excel in math and science was huge -- it not only shows what our little town can produce but that you can have that small town life with big opportunity."...
Citizen of the Week (03/21/12)
"The stylish An Pong is the brightest ray of sunshine I know of in Eureka Springs. When people find themselves alone, they find a friend in Annie. "Annie hears of someone feeling under-the-weather and quickly dispatches a pot of hot, delicious homemade soup along with sympathetic reassurances (or chides, if she knows you aren't taking care of yourself) and a home remedy...
Citizen of the Week (03/15/12)
"One of Pat Mesa's secrets to longevity is that he enjoys walking every day and keeping busy with yard work and other activities. Until recent years he walked the entire historic loop nearly every day. Pat will be 95 March 17. He isn't Irish, but he's been "green" for a long time, as co-owner, along with his wife, Louise, of Frog Fantasies. They used to wear frog costumes in every parade...
Citizen of the Week (03/08/12)
"It seems these days we always expect someone else to take care of the problems we see around us. Not Randal Thompson! "When the electric company's weed-eater-like tree whacker came through Randal's country road, the aftermath was messy and ugly. A little at a time, Randal is cleaning this up on his own, with no blame thrown at others or trying to get 'responsible parties' to do the work...
Citizen of the Week (02/29/12)
Antler Dan's nominator said Dan saw the article Spring Into Art in the Citizen, with its picture and caption about Keith Mock losing all his tools to fire. Dan offered to give Keith his remarkable array of chisels and carving tools, saying, "Tell him to bring a truck!"...
Citizen of the Week (02/23/12)
EMTs Tom Dransfield, Dillon Halpen, Ramon Ates, Richard Ellis and Rhys Williams are this week's COWs for helping a brand new citizen greet the world on Feb. 17. Three weeks before her due date, Janee Adrianson's daughter, Molly Alabama Streety, made an executive decision to wait no longer to come into this world. ...
Citizen of the Week (02/15/12)
This week's Citizen of the Week is the Lovely County Citizen. The paper has endured its share of typos, inaccuracies, anonymous complainers and financial tornadoes over the years, yet soars higher each time she bounces. She blossomed, despite all odds, into what she set out to be: A community paper designed to let our descendants, five or eight hundred years from now, know what life was about in early 21st-century Eureka Springs and surrounding areas...
Citizen of the Week (02/08/12)
Got your tickets yet? -- Eureka Springs High School teacher and drama coach, Jerry RunnerSmith, has the hot ticket for Valentine's night at the middle school cafeteria. It's dinner and a hilarious play, Check Please: Take 3, revolving around the foibles of blind dating. Tickets at the door include dinner and are only $10. Come watch the League of Extraordinary Actors on Feb. 14 at 6 p.m. as love blossoms ... or doesn't...
Citizen of the Week (02/01/12)
Occupy Eureka Springs nominates Isis Gerschultz for Citizen of the Week. Our youngest demonstrator is a 4th grader at ESES and has recently joined the group on Tuesday afternoons on Wall Street. Her interest in the movement was sparked by news reports and conversations with family and friends, and the idea to personally participate has been solely her own...
Citizen of the Week (01/25/12)
"Gerry Toler moved to Eureka Springs in 1999 from Springfield, Mo., and switched to digital photography, from film, in 2007. The switch left him with a wide array of vintage Nikon lenses he couldn't use on a DSLR DX body. "Photographer Ron Lutz told Toler that Chip Ford had his equipment stolen a couple of years back and that Ford used old primes on his DSLR FX. Ford received an email from Toler with a listing of lenses, including a 24mm f/2.8 -- Ford's favorite...
Citizen of the Week (01/18/12)
This is a COW first, but if corporations are people, then it's okay. Radio station KESA was nominated for playing "really nice Christmas music for a long time." "We listened all the time during the season," said our avid aficionado. It was obvious someone put a lot of work into selecting the music and many people appreciated it at home and as they shopped locally. ...
Citizen of the Week (01/11/12)
Yep, these fellers are dead and have been for years. But one day they posed for posterity wearing the shiny badge of justice pinned directly over their hearts. Police protection is something that might make some of us wary, but when a police department really does pursue and capture those who steal from us and set fire to our buildings, we are inclined to give cops a nod...
Citizen of the Week (01/04/12)
"On 12/25/2011, at about 11:30 a.m., our mail carrier, Caleb Lindsey, delivered a Christmas package to my home. Yes, on a Sunday. Yes, Christmas Day. In the morning. He said his boss had asked him to get up early on Christmas morning and go to the post office and sort through bins and deliver anything that looked like a Christmas package...
Citizen of the Week (12/28/11)
The Citizen of the Year is you. You who volunteered your way through 2011 and you who helped a neighbor in need. Here's to all of you who work in and for our community to keep it safe, help it grow and make it beautiful. You are the citizens of every week, although we don't always hear about you. ...
Citizen of the Week (12/21/11)
Who else? Of course the COW this week has to be Santa Claus, or Kris Kringle, or St. Nick if you will. Any guy who can pop into more than three billion households in one night and then return home to the North Pole on a flying sleigh led by a red-nosed animal and hang out with reindeer and elves making toys for the next 364 days, has got to be a true Eurekan at heart. ...
Citizen of the Week (12/15/11)
Merritt Marie Taylor, 9, endured a tragedy in September that many would find overwhelming. Her two horses, Molly and Babe, got out of their pasture and were killed by a pickup truck on Hwy. 187. Rather than feel sorry for herself, Merritt collected signatures from neighbors and classmates petitioning for speed limit signs to be put up between Hwys. 23 & 187 to Elk Ranch...
Citizen of the Week (12/07/11)
"If Richard Goodyear's Christmas dinners are as good as the Thanksgiving dinner he did for ECHO, we all need to be at his house on Christmas," said Richard's nominator. As chef for the Thanksgiving event, Richard started cooking the day before and had things going all night...
Citizen of the Week (11/30/11)
"I nominate the FCFKids. FCFKids, the children's ministry of Faith Christian Family Church, recently spent their Saturday morning raking leaves for several elderly single ladies in the community. Twenty kids, grades 1 -- 6, raked and cleaned yards with no expectation of reward other than working and being together...
Citizen of the Week (11/23/11)
This week's COW is a real turkey. When it comes to feeding the needy (and the rest of us) during the holidays, turkey always steps up to the plate. Turkey has been serving (and served to) families in our community since the early days of Eureka Springs. ...
Citizen of the Week (11/17/11)
"Apple" Annie Stricherz took on the massive task of heading up the Furball Soiree's silent and live auctions this year. Anyone who was there can testify to the amount of labor that must have gone into the organization, cataloging, recording, assigning numbers, and time-staggering bid closings for some 25 tables, making sure all was fair -- and getting the right merchandise to the highest bidders at the end of a very long day. ...
Citizen of the Week (11/09/11)
While in a passing car, Clear Spring High School student, Hendrik Pot, saw an older woman slip and fall near the Basin Park Hotel, injuring her face and head. The adults didn't seem to know what to do. Being a Boy Scout, Hendrik quickly took over, assessed the woman's injuries and directed others to help him get her into the hotel. He got damp cloths to clean her bleeding wounds and ice for her bruises...
Citizen of the Week (11/02/11)
Pat Sheffer saw a classified ad asking for help with Eureka Springs Music Boosters uniforms, then called and offered her assistance. She has ensured that all of the students marching with the band in the Folk Festival parade this Saturday will have a uniform that fits...
Citizen of the Week (10/26/11)
COWS -- this week it stands for Citizens Occupying Wall Street. This leaderless movement of the 99 percent of the population that does not control, steal, or hoard wealth in order to repress, disenfranchise or enslave others can only be pictured as a group. Beautiful!...
Citizen of the Week (10/19/11)
John Rankine has done so much to promote the arts in our town, and promote community through his Community at Peace project, that he was honored this week with an Arkansas Arts Council fellowship. A prolific artist in multiple media, John has documented an era of Eureka Springs' history for the Citizen and future generations. Currently he's working with the Artists in Situ group to promote the work of local artists and bring more recognition to Eureka Springs as an arts and cultural center...
Citizen of the Week (10/12/11)
"James Rozell, president of the Eureka Springs Youth Sports Association, should be Citizen of the Week. He has worked tirelessly to make sure that the children of Eureka Springs are able to enjoy sports of all kinds throughout the year, even sports that have never been introduced until now...
Citizen of the Week (10/05/11)
Tyler Wilson nearly caused us to drive off the Cherokee Turnpike while listening to a remarkable comeback against Texas A&M last weekend. Wilson's sensational 510 passing yards shattered school records, and we learned that teamwork can defy the odds...
Citizen of the Week (09/28/11)
Karen Fitzpatrick is a total role model for all of us, and that's why she won front page acclaim again this year. "Karen performed amazingly at Eurekapalooza -- always smiling, giving answers to hundreds of questions, dashing across the soccer field, a blur of turquoise, greeting bands, volunteers and vendors, counting money, portioning chili and then singing and playing music...
Citizen of the Week (09/21/11)
This COW nomination came from several different sources who all said the same thing: "The bank robbery would not happen without Kurtz Miller." The reenactment of the 1922 bank robbery coincides annually with the Antique Auto Weekend. Kurtz has been involved in the event for more than 30 years, starting as a robber, then becoming a concerned citizen and eventually hosting and organizing the event...
Citizen of the Week (09/14/11)
K.J. Zumwalt has been pleasing the palates of our small community since she opened her first restaurant on Center St. But more than that, she's probably headed up close to 40 benefit art auctions over the years for needy, mostly very sick, individuals with no insurance. ...
Citizen of the Week (09/08/11)
If there were a Mensa for songwriters, Gary C. Albritton would be its premier. Gary C. has written, co-written and rewritten songs all his life, and grew into an Arkansas legend. He's the strummer of Gaskins Switch, a 1970s bluegrass band that has put more energy and power into local lives than one can imagine...
Citizen of the Week (08/31/11)
It's not nice to fool Mother Nature. If she knows the difference between butter and margarine, you can be sure she knows the difference between taking care of the planet and plundering it. We thought making her Citizen of the Week might let her know we humans are sorry for making her mad enough to rage across the face of the earth in fury. ...
Citizen of the Week (08/24/11)
Ralph Wilson, aka, Mr. Shrine, came our fair city back in 2006. From the moment he arrived he has been doing his magic with a love for art, using his ability to make everyone he works with feel like an artist. He worked on our festivals in 2006--07, has taught Shrine Making in the Eureka and Berryville schools, has held adult classes, been in art shows and brought Art Cars to town for past May Festivals...
Citizen of the Week (08/17/11)
We salute teachers this week -- those citizens who console despairing first-day students, like this young gent, and guide them through that anxious step away from home into the world of learning and possibility, and on to graduation. Thank you for building skills and confidence in our children, and for all you do and deal with each school year on limited budgets with increasing demands. ...
Citizen of the Week (08/10/11)
Thomas Chun-yu Chen brought music to the heart of town when students and teachers performed everything from solos to chamber music and full symphony for 12 wonderful nights at the city auditorium. Thomas made a commitment to bring music to our ears every year by hosting the CICA International Summer Music Festival and Suzuki Institute in our town, providing quality education to children to help them build a better future, and with hopes of building a permanent music conservatory here...
Citizen of the Week (08/03/11)
"It would be hard for you to find a better person to be Citizen of the Week than Jay Galyen at Hart's Family Center. "Jay does so much for the community, his employees and others around him. He is always a big part of local activities with donations and support...
Citizen of the Week (07/20/11)
This week's COW really is one. It's time we thanked Bossie the moocow for all those cool summer treats that keep us from boiling over in the heat. We're talking about ice cold milk, creamy smoothies, ice cream, yogurt, whipped cream, custard, cheese, buttermilk, gelato -- in fact, all the simply delicious creations on a stick, in a bowl or with a strawberry that start with a squeeze on a local udder near you...
Citizen of the Week (07/13/11)
A herd of 60 COWs this week came up from Texas. The group, Team Effort, has come to Eureka Springs to assist homeowners with much needed repairs. The faith-based non-profit organization sends middle and high school students around the world. Locally, they assist those who applied through the Flint Street Food Bank. They have three projects here and will be working for nine weeks in our lovely town...
Citizen of the Week (07/06/11)
A huge thank you to Ilene Powell, creator and promoter of Fleur Delicious Weekend. Ilene began visiting Eureka Springs in 2002, and considered retiring here from New Orleans. She lost her home in Katrina and moved here last year, several years ahead of schedule...
Citizen of the Week (06/29/11)
"Jeanne Taylor was Citizen of the Week ten years ago when she turned 80, so it's only fitting that we honor her again now that she's 90. The years have been filled with sorrow, but also much joy. "While three of her six children have passed away, she has three new great-grandsons whom she adores and a great-granddaughter due in November. Jeanne is really looking forward to meeting her...
Citizen of the Week (06/22/11)
"Marcie Brewster has lived a rather quiet and reclusive life working the land in the backwoods of Carroll County, so it came as a surprise that she stepped into the limelight several weeks ago when she tried to garner enough signatures to place her on the ballot for board of directors of her local electric cooperative...
Citizen of the Week (06/15/11)
Sissy was on the euthanasia list at a Harrison shelter until she got another chance from the Good Shepherd Humane Society. GSHS couldn't find her owner and was close to making the hard choice until the Ford family in Eagle Rock took her in. With a gentle temperament and superb blood type, Sissy, 10, has saved the lives of five other dogs through critical blood donations...
Citizen of the Week (06/09/11)
Dean Fanning probably should have been Citizen of the Week at least eleven times before now -- he has an insatiable inclination to help those who need it. Dean was first to respond when the ice storm of '09 slammed Eureka Springs. He was out before sunup clearing and cutting debris so people who could get to their cars could get to work, and he kept it up until all was tidy...
Citizen of the Weeik (06/08/11)
Dean Fanning probably should have been Citizen of the Week at least eleven times before now -- he has an insatiable inclination to help those who need it. Dean was first to respond when the ice storm of '09 slammed Eureka Springs. He was out before sunup clearing and cutting debris so people who could get to their cars could get to work, and he kept it up until all was tidy...
Citizen of the Week (06/01/11)
"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...
Citizen of the Week (05/25/11)
Kimberly Bingham (left) and Amanda Payne were so touched by news reports coming out of Joplin after that city was devastated by tornadoes that they decided to do something about it themselves. Adding their youthful energy to local efforts to provide disaster relief, they established a drop-off place and then spent long hours placing collection boxes and papering every available flat surface in town with "Compassion for Joplin" flyers asking people to help. ...
Citizen of the Week (05/18/11)
Our Citizen(s) of the week are students who "rally 'round the flag." Each morning and evening at the high school, one of them raises and later lowers the American Flag which was donated to the school by American Legion Post 9. Here, the students pose with Flag Appreciation Certificates awarded by Post 9. Back row, Ian Brown and Crystal Tapia. Middle row, Zach Kimbrall, Emily Stiles, Zach Harp, and Ethan Aparicio. Front, Max Hart and Craig Hudson...
Citizen of the Week (05/11/11)
"Phyllis Poe has been living and breathing Clear Spring School for the past 30 years as a parent, teacher, Director of Development, board member, and ultimately the Head of School. "Phyllis has enjoyed the growth of the school from a one room school house with a handful of students in grades 1 to 6, to a fully accredited Independent School through the secondary levels of education...
Citizen of the Week (05/11/11)
"Phyllis Poe has been living and breathing Clear Spring School for the past 30 years as a parent, teacher, Director of Development, board member, and ultimately the Head of School. "Phyllis has enjoyed the growth of the school from a one room school house with a handful of students in grades 1 to 6, to a fully accredited Independent School through the secondary levels of education...
Citizen of the Week (05/04/11)
This former President of the Board of the Eureka Springs United Methodist Church still serves on the Angel Tree, Birthday Card, and Pastor Parish Committees as well as Bell Choir. She also serves on the Eureka Springs Hospital Guild, bakes dozens of cookies for numerous events, and created Laugh Books for our hospital, clinics and nursing homes...
Citizen of the Week (04/27/11)
Tina Cone is known to many for her special care as a local veterinarian. She also has a special talent for helping youth understand the many human needs that exist in Carroll County through her work as board member and director of the Carroll County Community Foundation's Youth Advisory Council (YAC). ...
Citizen of the Week (04/20/11)
"Gary Andrews is one of the hardest working 'seniors' I know. He has a good head, a good heart, and is truly serving the children of Eureka Springs. "He is the Executive Director of Main Stage Creative Community Center and director of the afterschool program at the elementary school...
Citizen of the Week (04/13/11)
"Chris Crider plays a very important role in the lives of Eureka Springs' children. He is vice-president of the Eureka Springs Youth Sports Association and has played a pivotal role in bringing baseball back to town. "He has coordinated and volunteered hours over the last month to help prepare and renovate the Van Pelt Baseball Field. With the help of Travis Holloway and Jed Bullock, there will be youth baseball played here...
Citizen of the Week (04/06/11)
When is a bar a COW? When they put us in a good mooed. "Most bars are dumping barrels of bottles and cans straight into the dumpster, but Chelsea's has a guy dutifully stacking bins of recyclables by the curb for pickup, then washing them out and putting them neatly away as soon as they're empty...
Citizen of the Week (03/30/11)
As loyal Citizen readers know, a Citizen of the Week is someone we feel has done something remarkable to improve our lives. There's John Boehner. Michele Bachmann. Rush Limbaugh. And former Governor Sarah Palin, who said, "All of 'em, any of 'em that have been put in front of me," in answer to what newspapers and books she has read...
Citizen of the Week (03/23/11)
Even though it's in Japanese DNA to work for the good of the community, those workers who elected to stay behind in Japan's Fukushima Daiichi nuclear plants to prevent a larger disaster deserve special recognition. These workers consciously lay down their lives for others every hour as radiation readings top the yearly limit for human beings by many times per day. ...
Citizen of the Week (03/16/11)
Not only did Al Hooks look really hot and happy at the Hooker's and Joker's ball, but his nominator writes, "Al is indeed a goodwill ambassador for Eureka Springs. He worked hard on the Mardi Gras parade by giving his time and financial support. Not only does Al support the Mardi Gras, he 'sells' Eureka Springs by his constant boosterism, goodwill, and knowledge...
Citizen of the Week (03/09/11)
It took a whole herd to move the Citizen offices last week, but these two COWS deserve special mention. Devin Duncan and Courtney Lester showed up early, moved more than 40 boxes themselves, helped with heavy desks and lots of chairs, and never took a break...
Citizen of the Week (03/02/11)
This week's COW, Bill Westerman, volunteers his time to students in the Eureka Springs School District several days a week. A member of MENSA, Bill loves to share his knowledge with hungry learners even more than he loves solving crossword puzzles and pursuing his art and photography. ...
Citizen of the Week (02/24/11)
Katie Marie Gammill is going to Washington D.C. as part of the National Young Leaders Conference due to her academic excellence and because of the family, friends, neighbors, businesses and virtual strangers who rallied to provide funds and plane tickets...
Citizen of the Week (02/16/11)
"I nominate Pat Matsukis because she was the driving force behind a Public Facility Board referendum petition that eventually led to the successful special election held Feb. 8. "Most people saw Pat out in the public gathering signatures and explaining the issue to anyone who would listen. What people didn't see were the countless hours of work behind the scenes coordinating, telephoning, emailing, and attending meetings...
Citizen of the Week (02/09/11)
Citizen of the Week (02/02/11)
"The First Friday Book Club of the library nominates Elaine Katchelmyer as COW. Elaine, as librarian, started the book club 16 years ago and has facilitated and nurtured it until today it numbers a lucky thirteen members. "Elaine's wise and patient guidance has brought a variety of services to the club: ordering large print books and books on CD for members with low vision; conducting after-hours groups who wish to continue the discussion; and showing movies of books members especially liked...
Citizen of the Week (01/26/11)
"Although he has many good points, I nominate Jerry Runnersmith because he cares about kids. Aside from being a full time history teacher at ESHS, he spends countless hours off the clock working with the youth. "When they have plays, he not only writes and directs them, he builds the sets (staying as late at night as he can) and often the expenses come from his own pocket...
Citizen of the Week (01/19/11)
Jacqueline Wolven, Director of the Eureka Springs Downtown Network and new Chamber board member, has worked tirelessly behind the scenes to build retail shopping in both downtown and outlying areas of the city. Her innovative events, creative marketing ideas and advertising skills have helped result in ever-increasing participation by shop owners and shoppers alike in bringing downtown shops alive...
Citizen of the Week (01/12/11)
"Anyone who has a child in the public schools in Eureka Springs either knows Avis Adams or most likely has worked with her within the elementary school. She has volunteered for everything over the years and always does so with a humble and happy demeanor without any expectations of a thank you...
Citizen of the Week (01/05/11)
"As we look back on 2010, it is with heartfelt thanks I would like to acknowledge the generosity of spirit and many kindnesses of Kathy Dunlap, activities director of Brighton Ridge nursing home. "Whether it's planning and implementing the huge Christmas party for residents complete with Santa and gifts, driving residents as part of the many holiday parades, providing daily activities or just listening to residents' needs and concerns, she exemplifies the best qualities in all of us...
Citizen of the Week (12/29/10)
December 31 marks the end of our library's 100th year. The building thrives as a living archive of our city's history, and no one has recorded and researched that history like June Westphal. She is a treasure of Eureka Springs knowledge and the epitome of a life-long learner. ...
Citizen of the Week (12/22/10)
"Robb Wilcox from Pony Express Auto Sales on Highway 62 deserves to be Citizen of the Week because of his generosity and kindness. "I am a single mother and needed a vehicle that was inexpensive and reliable. Not only did he help me find one, but has continually helped with any minor repairs. He has been there for me in a way that not many have...
Citizen of the Week (12/15/10)
"Chad Martin is the heart and soul of the music program at Eureka Springs Middle and High School. His love and dedication to the students and the art of music is inspiring to children and their parents. "Not only does he instruct individual students, he guides them through learning to make music together, organizes the many concerts, parades and performances throughout the year and keeps a cool head at all times...
Citizen of the Week (12/08/10)
"As we draw closer to the Christmas season it makes us more aware of the continual benevolence and good cheer of Michelle McDonald who for years has been graciously outfitting Eureka Springs' residents in colorful Victorian costumes for special events, home tours, weddings and wedding shows, parades, and many Christmas extravaganzas...
Citizen of the Week (12/01/10)
For 30 years Jean Elderwind has been the heart and soul of the Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library. During her tenure as head librarian, she has tirelessly and zealously sought to offer the community the best resources for knowledge. On every level she has made a difference...
Citizen of the Week (11/24/10)
Michael Walsh was instrumental in the passage of Eureka Springs' Domestic Partnership Registry, which allows at least some recognition of relationship of partners who cannot or choose not to marry. It also provides a valuable source of revenue for our city and its business owners...
Citizen of the Week (11/17/10)
This week's COW enjoys her job and works tirelessly as sales director of the CAPC to make sure people from other states love Eureka Springs as much as we do. Her nominator said, "She really impressed nearly 50 travel agents on the recent Fam tour, and got business and attraction owners to come and talk to them to boot. ...
Citizen of the Week (11/10/10)
Saturday's Folk Festival parade would have been a huge disappointment without Billy Crane's selfless rescue. It seems the Opera in the Ozarks, Opera Guild, Eureka Springs Music Boosters, Carroll Co. Music Group and the Ozarks Chorale were all expecting a tractor and trailer to arrive and be their float in the parade...
Citizens of the Week (11/03/10)
Beth Leibowitz and Cindy Hammontree, prime examples of compassionate volunteers, collected and organized the Coat Drive for our community this winter. Friday and Saturday, November 5 and 6, anyone can come to the Flint Street Food Bank and get a coat free of charge. In cooperation with Flint Street and the Good Shepherd Doggie Store, these women make sure no one will be cold...
Citizen of the Week (10/27/10)
Rachel (Fields) Brick This week's COW has been called a "laudable ambassador" for Eureka Springs. Her nominator said, "For years she has entertained us with her gospel blues. She greets our visitors with a smile and a 'where are you from,' engaging them in their own personalized Eureka Springs experience."...
Citizen of the Week (10/20/10)
According to his nominator, 79 year-old Don Gammie has run about 35 marathons and still holds the U.S. record for 3,000 meters in the 60-64 age group. He grew up in South Africa where he was a champion high school miler in the mid-'40s and ran his first marathon in 3 hours and 11 minutes in New York City...
Citizen of the Week (10/17/10)
The Arkansas Supreme Court ruled that Circuit Judge Kent Crow's order consolidating the two judicial districts of Carroll County into one showed "a plain, manifest, clear and gross abuse of discretion." Eureka Springs attorney Tim Parker took this case on pro bono, and it can't have been easy challenging a judge and arguing a case in front of the Arkansas Supreme Court. ...
Citizen of the Week (10/06/10)
Pleeease, Mister Conductor, don't put me off the train... Travis Walls, a fast-thinking conductor on the Eureka Springs and North Arkansas Railroad, was nominated by an admirer of his quick action who wrote: "On the 2 p.m. train ride last Wednesday a sixth grade girl on a church school tour choked on a jaw breaker and couldn't breathe. ...
Citizen of the Week (09/29/10)
Karen FitzPatrick, lead singer for the Ariels, a local favorite group known for its philanthropic spirit, is also a super mom, super organizer, and a super nice person. She has probably been COW before, but deserves it again. Because of her love for Clear Spring School, she took the lead in the development of the first Eurekapalooza Music Festival benefit. The family friendly festival brought together 35 performers, multiple concessions, and kids' activities at our very own Lake Leatherwood...
Citizen of the Week (09/23/10)
Nean and Marcia Molthan had been coming to Eureka Springs for years, and were enchanted by the architecture, stonewalls, and unlikely setting for a town. When they saw an abandoned and dilapidated, although gorgeous, building on S. Main, they made it their mission to rescue it and bring it back to health...
Citizen of the Week (09/15/10)
For fifteen years Ruth Wood has been President of the Friends of the Library and the driving force behind all of the Friends' projects. She has organized book sales which have become a major booklovers' event and benefitted the library immensely. She has worked hard to find homes for unsold books, ranging from veterans' hospitals to prisons to other library resale shops...
Citizen of the Week (09/08/10)
Teresa Pelliccio DeVito was watering her flowers when she heard the faint sound of a woman in distress. Someone was crying for help, but Teresa could not tell the direction it was coming from. She took off following the voice toward a valley across the street and found a neighbor lying on the sidewalk with an obviously broken leg...
Citizen of the Week (09/01/10)
"June Hegedus is the most loving and caring and giving person I have ever met. She organized the Tuesday local luncheon at Myrties Mae's and brings balloons each month for those celebrating a birthday. "June has been hostess for 100 exchange students and gets them involved in the community...
Citizen of the Week (08/25/10)
Catherine Reed is about to take off for Colorado. She'll leave all of us a bit richer, and not just because of her music. Her nominator says she has been "blessing this town and all of Carroll County through the years serving as a volunteer fire fighter and EMT with ESFD, all the while writing, singing and performing her beautiful music for numerous benefits, weddings, and memorials -- and doing spontaneous good deeds whenever the need arose...
Citizen of the Week (08/18/10)
Dave Heilemann is a "gentle giant" of our community. Recognizing late August as a time when Eureka Springs tourism is at a lull, Dave, with the Northwest Arkansas Volkswagen Association, organized an event to fill the last August weekend. This year, the 18th annual VW Show will bring hundreds of Karmann Ghias, hippie vans, dune buggies, new Beetles, and countless spectators to Eureka Springs...
Citizen of the Week (08/18/10)
Dave Heilemann is a "gentle giant" of our community. Recognizing late August as a time when Eureka Springs tourism is at a lull, Dave, with the Northwest Arkansas Volkswagen Association, organized an event to fill the last August weekend. This year, the 18th annual VW Show will bring hundreds of Karmann Ghias, hippie vans, dune buggies, new Beetles, and countless spectators to Eureka Springs...
Citizen of the Week (08/12/10)
John Perkins of Midnight Construction is this week's Rowdy COW thanks to the nomination of a very greatful disabled veteran. "He came around and saw the back porch steps on my house," said the wheelchair-bound vet, "and got worried about how I'd get out in case of a fire."...
Citizen of the Week (08/05/10)
Maggie Seilbert of Lee's Summit, Mo., put her CPR training to the test at Yellowstone National Park recently. She was on a geological field trip with her college class when potential tragedy reared up. While watching Old Faithful erupt, the weather turned stormy and lightning struck a man in the foot, knocking him unconscious. Maggie's cool head prevailed, and she stopped and revived the man, who suffered a ruptured eardrum and concussion...
Citizen of the Week (07/28/10)
Oscar Pryor Weiner, the dogson of Karen and Tom Pryor, was the only weiner dog from Arkansas selected to participate in the 2008 Weiner Dog Nationals in Kansas City. Mayor Dani Joy proclaimed July 31 as Oscar Pryor Weiner Day for his stellar performance as an ambassador for our town and even gave him a trophy -- an Oscar, of course...
Citizen of the Week (07/21/10)
This week's fabulous citizen is the Citizen's own Gwen Etheredge. Gwen is our best ambassador, greeting everyone with a smile and accommodating every request with a cheerful disposition. Besides being our office manager, she takes care of every classified ad, assists with paginating the paper for final printing, writes What's on Tap? and even runs out to snap photos in a pinch. ...
Citizen of the Week (07/14/10)
On July 7, three-year-old Chase Lee Pickens wandered away from his home at 11:30 a.m., and by late that afternoon more than a hundred people were searching for him. Willie Alberson and four other men had searched several areas, but Willie felt the need to re-search one particular area. He looked in an abandoned trailer, called Chase's name and the boy responded. Willie put Chase on his shoulders and carried him to his parents...
Citizen of the Week (07/07/10)
Terry Miller is a member of the Eureka Springs Historical Museum where he not only serves on the board and participates in fundraisers, but has overseen and worked tirelessly on recent renovations made possible by the grant from the AAHP. He has been in charge of roof repairs and extensive renovations to the interior and porches...
Citizen of the Week (07/01/10)
Even those who save lives for a living need someone to watch out for them. That is exactly what nine-year-old Garrett Summers did on June 22 when he saw an unoccupied vehicle in the Hart's parking lot careening for his dad, Eureka Springs Paramedic Billy Summers...
Citizen of the Week (06/23/10)
Jim Evans has "three or four" part-time jobs in addition to being Eureka Springs' Animal Control Officer. He drives his own truck, pays his own gas, and gets up when the phone rings in the wee morning hours (even though he's not on duty) to help someone with an animal-related problem...
Citizen of the Week (06/17/10)
Mary Moreno was a third-year medical student from the University of Southern California Medical School when she spent a month doing a Family Medicine rotation with Dr. Greg Kresse at Washington Regional Family Clinic. She quickly fell in love with our town and the family medicine discipline, so she volunteered each time the ECHO Clinic was open...
Citizen of the Week (06/09/10)
Blues aficionados Lori Ragsdell and her husband, Charles, have brought blue sky to blues events in Eureka Springs and beyond. The Eureka Springs Blues Weekend is an all-volunteer fundraiser for Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and the Blues Foundation's HART fund (www.blues.org). ...
Citizen of the Week (06/02/10)
Ms. Scottye Allen is the Eureka Springs Middle School seventh grade Literacy and Social Studies teacher, and a homeroom teacher, mentor, counselor and friend. Ms. Allen not only teaches her students but cares about them. After 28 years of teaching oodles, hordes and hundreds and hundreds of students, caring for all those kids has got to be exhausting. Yet she somehow remains perky and jocular...
Citizen of the Week (05/27/10)
Citizen of the Week (05/19/10)
Jim Holland was nominated for an entire list of helpful works including maintaining the lawn at the Doggie shop for several years, rescuing stranded tourists during an ice storm and taking them to their lodging, paying for groceries for someone who got caught short of funds at Hart's, stopping his truck to help turtles cross the road, and carrying dog biscuits around with him to feed dogs whenever he comes in contact with one...
Citizen of the Week (05/12/10)
Brad McCall of Berryville thought he was just going to fix Citizen phone lines (on deadline), but he was so competent and photogenic that we decided to bestow this high honor. Brad has been an AT&T phone guy for 13 years, six of them in Eureka Springs...
Citizen of the Week (05/06/10)
This week's COW is none other than Vernon Tucker, longtime journalist and newly-retired editor of the Lovely County Citizen. As Vernon at last takes the hard-earned time to pursue his "ultimate photography project" and his love of the outdoors, he leaves behind a treasure-trove of well-turned phrases, insightful opinions, commentary and editorials in the Citizen and other newspapers to which he contributed. ...
Citizen of the Week (04/28/10)
Morris Pate is this week's COW. His nominator writes, "Morris was a police officer for 33 years in six departments. He served Eureka for 22 years and retired on April 28. In Eureka, he was a patrol officer, a detective and, for the past 12 years, assistant chief of police. ...
Citizen of the Week (04/22/10)
Michael J. Smith, known to all as Shreya, is this week's COW. His nominator writes, "Shreya has been involved in youth soccer for more than 20 years. He has patiently taught Eureka Springs children the game of his youth from his native England. He is completely dedicated to youth soccer and is a great coach. ...
Citizen of the Week (04/14/10)
Peggy Kjelgaard is this week's COW. Her nominator writes, "Effervescent, vivacious, and fun. Combine these attributes with hard work, boundless energy and dedication and you've got a dynamic woman by the name of Peggy Kjelgaard. As the Eureka Springs School of the Arts (ESSA) Executive Director for the past four years, Peggy steered ESSA into becoming a nationally recognized art school. ...
Citizen of the Week (04/07/10)
Lorna Trigg Hirsch is this week's COW. Her nominator writes, "Lorna believes in building community through art and ritual. She created the annual Women Be Wise gatherings which allow a diverse group of women from Eureka and the surrounding areas to bond and nurture each other. ...
Citizen of the Week (03/31/10)
This weeks COW is Ernie Kilman. His nominator writes, "Ernie is the Kings River's best friend, and by extension, a friend to all who enjoy its pristine beauty. As the operator of Kings River Outfitters, he serves as a portal to another dimension of beauty and harmony. ...
Citizen of the Week (03/24/10)
Randy Wolfinbarger works behind the scenes to accomplish much more for Eureka Springs than anyone realizes. Instrumental in bringing large groups and conventions to town, he enhances tourism and the business climate in the community. Whether by serving on numerous local and state boards and commissions, sending bedding and supplies to tornado victims, or discounting rooms at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks to help locals during ice storms, he has a positive influence on Eureka's business ethics and economics. ...
Citizen of the Week (03/18/10)
Eureka Springs Police Chief Earl Hyatt is this week's COW. His nominator writes, "I salute him for his dedication to his job and the safety of our town. He's Eureka's longest serving police chief! Before that, he served in the U.S. Marine Corps. He's an avid fundraiser for Special Olympics and co-organizer of the Polar Bear Plunge and Law Enforcement Torch Run. ...
Citizen of the Week (03/10/10)
Dee Cruzan is this week's Citizen of the Week. Her nominator writes "Dee is the perfect example of Eureka Springs' volunteer spirit. As Director of Nursing for the ECHO clinic, she spends many, many hours keeping the operation of the clinic running smoothly. ...
Citizen of the Week (03/03/10)
Lorene Whittington is this week's COW. Her nominators write, "Last week Lorene organized and led the effort of more than 20 volunteers she recruited and trained to stuff envelopes for Holiday Island Assessments, saving the HISID the cost of doing this job. ...
Citizen of the Week (02/25/10)
Dr Shirolyn Moffett is this week's COW. Her nominator writes, "Doctors are expected to do a good job. But, Dr Moffett does an outstanding job of listening, teaching and helping her patients take better care of themselves. She is compassionate, thorough and knowledgeable. ...
Citizen of the Week (02/17/10)
"Uncle" Richard Piel is this week's Citizen of the Week. His nominator writes, "After moving to Eureka, Uncle Richard volunteered to work at the Good Shepherd Doggie Thrift Shop. He was the first to arrive and the last to leave, every working day, despite being a relatively young 83 years old. ...
Citizen of the Week (02/10/10)
Dan Ellis is this week's COW. His nominator writes, "When Katrina hit five years ago, she wiped Dan Ellis' life clean. His home and most all of his possessions were lost. Rather than retire into self-pity and anger, Dan picked himself up and moved to Eureka. ...
Citizen of the Week (02/03/10)
John Summers is this week's COW. One of his nominators writes, "John has served Carroll-Boone (Water District) for 27 years, and at age 77, he can outwork all of us here. For 27 years, John has been 'on call' 24/7 for all but a few weeks. He answers problem calls from the plant or anywhere on 47 miles of our distribution line at any time of the night or day. ...
Citizens of the Week (01/28/10)
The 277 children at Eureka Springs Elementary have nominated Robert and Linda Packham of Hanover Park, Ill. as this weeks COWs. They write, "For at least 10 years they have sent one or two books to our school library at Christmas. The tradition has been going on for so long, we don't even know why it began in the first place! They always send the latest editions of the best children's authors. ...
Citizen of the Week (01/21/10)
This week's COW is Dr. Jim Dudley. His nominator writes, "Jim, and his army of volunteers, have given Eureka a wonderful gift -- the House Concerts at the Old Elk St. Church. Musicians who would otherwise not come to the Ozarks, have been drawn to the venue since the series began in 2004. ...
Citizen of the Week (01/13/10)
This week's Citizen of the Week is Christopher Fischer. His nominator writes, "I doubt the Citizen has space to list Chris' many contributions to the quality of life in Eureka Springs. Here are a few. As a dedicated naturalist, Chris' involvement in the maintenance of the city's urban forest is a gift to us all. ...
Citizen of the Week (01/06/10)
Lyla Allison is this week's COW. The Eureka Springs High School Art Club nominated her in recognition of her outstanding contributions to the department. "Lyla recently donated her own time, financial support and artistic expertise to the betterment of the high school's art program. ...
Citizen of the Week (12/23/09)
This week's Citizen of the Week is Inez Goforth. Her nominator says she worked cheerfully to improve the lives of her family and the lives of her fellow Eurekans. "As a proprietor of the Basin Park Hotel, beginning in 1944, Inez, and her husband Joe Parkhill, recognized how difficult harsh winters can be for older, single locals. ...
Citizen of the Week (12/16/09)
This week's Citizen of the Week is Bill King. His nominator writes, "At times I have heartily disagreed with him, but his dedication, selflessness, kindness and hard, hard work on behalf of the Good Shepherd Humane Society is an example to all of us. More importantly, it has made a huge difference to those of us who don't have a voice." Many of us who do have human voices also hold Bill King in high esteem for his efforts on behalf of our two-legged neighbors. Thanks Bill...
Citizen of the Week (12/09/09)
"Bob, aka "Bubba" Wilson, the long-reigning Doge of local finger-licking-good barbecue, reached deep into his sumptuously famous smoking pit and kindly donated 50 tasty BBQ meals for the Eureka Springs Band to warm up with as they prepared for a chilly march in the Christmas parade last Friday night. ...
Citizen of the Week (12/03/09)
Not one, but six, maybe even eight, cafeteria workers are this week's COWs. First graders at Eureka Springs Elementary School nominated the "lunch ladies," praising their dedication and tasty meals. Typical of their selfless contribution to the school system, the cafeteria workers refused to be photographed, as their contribution is as a group, not as individuals. ...
Citizen of the Week (11/25/09)
Citizen of the Week (11/18/09)
One of those who nominated Sue Glave as this week's COW writes, "Years ago, after her husband Gary returned from Vietnam, he watched Veterans Day parades, seeing WWII, Korean War and everyone but Nam vets honored. 'I wish I had a parade,' he said. Sue promised to give him one, but Agent Orange took him before she could keep the promise. ...
Citizen of the Week (11/11/09)
This week's Citizen of the Week is Janice Powell. Her nominator writes, "I would like to nominate Janice Powell as COW. Janice is the 'mother' of the Public Display of Affection in Basin Spring Park which is my favorite part of the seasonal Diversity Weekends in Eureka Springs. ...
Citizen of the Week (11/04/09)
Mark Wilson is this week's COW. His nominator writes, "On Oct. 16, someone chiseled graffiti into the stone on the landing outside the front door of the Carnegie Public Library. The vile words would greatly offend many of the Library's patrons. I called builder and carpenter Mark Wilson who was having lunch at Bubba's. ...
Citizen of the Week (10/28/09)
LaVerne Means, a former resident at Brighton Ridge Nursing Home who passed away Oct. 20, is this week's COW.
Citizen of the Week (10/21/09)
This week's Citizen of the Week is Patrice Gros. His nominators write, "Patrice deserves to be a COW for tons of reasons. Among them, but not limited to, are his having helped cultivate a promising community by starting the Eureka Springs Farmers' Markets that provide a place for people to socialize, find healthy food and support the local economy. ...
Citizen of the Week (10/14/09)
Patty Edwards is this week's COW. Her nominators write, "October is Breast Cancer Awareness Month. For this reason we nominate Patty Edwards for Citizen of the Week. Patty's efforts and those of her many helpers have earned more than $43,000 over the past five years with this year's total not included. ...