The Running Dead? Zombies to invade Leatherwood park with games
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VOLUME 14 NUMBER 12
FEBRUARY 7, 2013
n ESDN unveils
new projects, events in town
Deer art project, NYE ‘deer drop’ announced
Chocolate outside the box Festival on Saturday offers cascades of goodness, fun Page 3
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n Area man found
dead at campsite
No foul play suspected in death of New Delhi Cafe employee Page 7
n Murder suspect
pleads not guilty Acuna-Sanchez is arraigned on capital murder charge Page 9
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Outside the box
Festival offers cascades of chocolate By Jennifer Jackson prize in each category for professionals is Valentine’s Day evokes images of red $200, $100 for amateur and youth. Judgroses, romantic dinners and heart-shaped es are Steve Grant of KY3-TV3/Springboxes of chocolates. But to Pam Hinson, field, Tim Tibbs of KTLO Radio/Mounit means thousands of pieces of home- tain Home, Mike Bishop of Pine Mounmade candy and fountains flowing with tain Jamboree and Tom Trtan of KOLR’s dark chocolate. “Ozark Live” program. Last year, there Hinson is the organizer of the annu- were 27 contest entries, Hinson said, inal Chocolate Lovers’ Festival in Eureka cluding chocolate-coated bacon served in Springs, a fundraiser for school and youth parfait glasses. programs in Eureka Springs and north Kat Robinson, food writer and former of the Missouri state line. For this year’s “Eat Arkansas” blog writer, will also be festival on Saturday, Feb. 9, everyone a judge and will be signing copies of her from 4-H groups in Galena, Mo., to pro- new book, “Arkansas Pie,” from 12:30 fessional bakers in Berryville are making p.m. to 2 p.m. at the festival. Trtan, who bonbons, truffles, candy, cakes and fudge. is new this year, has had culinary training, Thousands of treats and Grant is an experiwill be served by enced judge. students circulating “We’ll have everything from “He’s a celebrity, but with chocolate-laden Rice Krispies and pretzels to he knows his chocotrays. late,” Hinson said. Fritos and pound cake.” “We try to have a Forty vendors uphuge variety,” Hinstairs and down will – Pam Hinson son said. offer samples. Some of The festival was the more unusual ones: originally a fundhabanero fudge from raiser for Clear Spring School. Vacation Habanero Salsa Co., chocolate cheese Rentals, Inc. adopted the festival in 2010. from Sun Fest Market and chocolate balHinson is the manager of company’s Hol- samic from Fresh Harvest. Cravings by iday Island office and serves as festival Michelle Bakery, Country TLC Bakery, organizer. Held at the Inn of the Ozarks the Eureka Nut House and Martin Greer Conference Center, the 2012 event drew Candies of Gateway are among the busiclose to 1,500 people from six states, nesses offering edible samples. Beauti Hinson said, and raised more than $6,000 Control of Harrison will give demonstrafor the Eureka Springs School/Mainstage tions of their chocolate facial scrub. After School Kids, the Academy of Ex“It’s part of a chocolate spa package,” cellence, the Galena, Mo., High School’s Hinson said. Family and Consumer Science program The festival also features five fountains and Exeter, Mo., High School’s FFA. – dark, white and milk chocolate – with “We gave each school $1,550 last fresh fruit and goodies dip in them. Hinyear,” Hinson said. “We gave a per- son has ordered 40 flats of strawberries centage of the cookbook sales to Clear and 10 of fresh pineapple. Spring School.” “We’ll have everything from Rice At the heart of the festival are cooking Krispies and pretzels to Fritos and pound contests – best decorated cake, candy and cake,” she said. dessert in the professional division; best Hinson is also cooking recipes from decorated cake and creative dessert in the the Chocolate Lovers’ Cookbook, which adult amateur divison; and best brownie, is available for sale, and will have samcandy and cookie in the youth division. This year’s theme is “The Fifties.” First See Chocolate, page 25
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The last 10 tigers Turpentine Creek receives funding boost, needs volunteer builders
Andrew the tiger is moved recently from his former home near Mountainburg to his new home at Turpentine Creek. Photo by David Bell
Thank you, Wilma: Members of the Eureka Springs Hospital Guild feted Wilma Hagquist, second from left, of Holiday Island on Tuesday for her 17 years of volunteer service as manager of the guild’s Purple House thrift store. From left are Harold Biarnesen, Hagquist, Mary Dolce, Marge Schoenhofer and Mary Jane Willman. Dolce is taking over as manager for Hagquist, who will continue to volunteer her time working at the shop.
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By Jennifer Jackson were moved into enclosures built this Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge’s winter in a newly-created, 4.3 acre efforts to adopt the remaining 10 tigers compound that has space for eight more at Riverglen Tiger Shelter is getting a structures. TCWR raised almost half huge boost from the International Fund of the $238,000 needed to complete for Animal Welfare. 20 enclosures and install infrastructure Tanya Smith, president of TCWR, and perimeter fencing. With funds for announced Thursday that the Interna- materials coming in, TCWR is looking tional Fund for Animal Welfare has for welders, electricians and plumbers pledged $40,000 in matching funds, to volunteer to build the other eight $36,000 to build enshelters. Carpenclosures and $4,000 ters are also need to for veterinary exbuild benches out “We were $120,000 penses. After Smith of old fire hoses for short when we ran out of shared the news at the enclosures to get money. That will get us the Eureka Springs the animals off the Downtown Network ground. almost there.” dinner Thursday “This is a huge – T anya S mith night, Kelly Breslau need,” Smith said. and Leslie Meeker, “These are old tiowners of Voulezgers.” Vous Lounge, anYoung, 72, has nounced that they are donating $5,000 vowed not get medical help for herself to Turpentine Creek. until the elderly animals she has taken “We’ve been thinking about it for a care of for years are settled. Of the first while,” Meeker said. six tigers moved to Turpentine Creek in Riverglen owner Betty Young was November, one, named Austin, develthe primary caretaker for 34 big cats oped kidney failure and was euthanized – 30 tigers and four cougars – un- Friday, Smith said. Two tigers and two til medical problems limited her abil- cougars were moved to a wildlife refity to do so. So far, Turpentine Creek uge in Kansas. vice-president Scott Smith and refuge To help care for the new residents, staff have moved 18 tigers and one cou- TCWR has added seven new interns. gar to TCWF, 10 in the last two weeks. Even before the Riverglen tigers arThey are now working on getting the rived, Turpentine Creek has the largest last 10 tigers and one cougar moved number of tigers – 115 – of any refuge in the next few weeks, and need enclo- in the United States, Scott Smith said, sures to house them. If the matching and is the second-largest tiger refuge in funds are realized, Turpentine Creek terms of acreage. It is open every day will have $80,000 to put towards hous- except Christmas from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. ing and caring for the tigers Admission is $15, $10 for seniors, vet“We were $120,000 short when we erans and children 3 to 12, and helps ran out of money,” Tanya Smith said. allay expenses. For more information “That will get us almost there.” or to make a donation, go to www.turThe first six tigers, moved in No- pentinecreek.org. Photographs of the vember, were housed in existing en- relocation effort are on the Turpentine closures that were vacant. The next 12 Creek facebook page.
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Happy trails to you Committee steers plans for urban trails
By Jennifer Jackson Last year, Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation director Bruce Levine was attending the annual conference of the Arkansas Parks and Recreation Association in Rogers. Mentioning that his department was looking into an urban trail system, he learned that the National Park Service has a Rivers, Trails and Conservation Assistance Program, which is free. The person passing along the information added, “They have a representative in your area and he’s looking for projects.” “It was wonderful timing,” Levine said. The representative, Guy Headland, will start meeting in a few weeks with members of a newly-formed trails steering committee. Together, they will set dates for public forums on the system, designed to provide off-street trails in the historic district. “We want to know where people want to go, what they want to do and how they want to do it,” Levine said. Parks and Recreation has applied for a grant to build a trail adjacent to Garden Spring Road, which will connect Harmon Park to King Street and Hillside. The trail, about a mile long, will be handicapped accessible, and end up near a trolley stop. “It dovetails nicely with our transit system,” Levine said of the planned urban trail network. “You could walk and ride the trolleys all over town.” Headland, who lives in Fayetteville, has experience guiding public process to create trails systems in Kansas City and other cities, Levine said. Headland will facilitate
the public forums and lead meetings of the steering committee. The steering committee of 19 residents will act as focus group and sounding board for information received at public meetings, Levine said. The trail system will be designed for both recreational and transportation purposes. “That’s what we hope comes out of all this at the public meetings,” Levine said. “People will see the many, many values – economic, recreational and truly transportational.” While the trails will be primarily for foot traffic, there are mountain bikers in town who are looking for recreational access, he said. And visitors in SUVs with kayaks on top and bicycles on back have become a more common sight, he said. The steering committee has two mountain bikers on it, plus realtors, hoteliers, outdoor enthusiasts and business owners. “We were looking for a representation of a cross-section of the community,” Levine said. Levine said the public process should be completed by next fall, and ground broken for the first stretch of trail. When key areas in town are connected by walking trails, the focus will expand to creating outlying ones. “One dream that we have is to connect trails in the historic district to Black Bass Lake and to find a route from there to Leatherwood,” Levine said. For more information, contact the Eureka Springs Parks & Recreation Commission, 479-253-2866.
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What’s up, Eureka?
Downtown Network sets pace for new year
Ilene Powell, center, founder of the Fleur Delicious festival, sits at the table she decorated for the Downtown Network’s Company Picnic. With Powell are Cne Breaux, left, representing Eureka Gras and the EasterBelles parade, and Kevin Ruehle, right. Wayne Franks, far right, helped make the Japanese lantern centerpiece for the Eureka Springs Preservation Society’s table, background. Photo by Jennifer Jackson
By Jennifer Jackson A parade on the Fourth of July. A “Deer Art” project, similar to the Chicago cows, with life-size fiberglass deer transformed into works of art by local artists. A lighting contest before the Fourth and a “Deer Drop” in Basin Park on New Year’s Eve. At the Eureka Springs Downtown Network’s company picnic Thursday night, local businesses got a preview of the 2013 tourist season, and it looks bright. Sue Glave, who restarted the Veterans Day Parade, is bringing back the community Fourth of July parade. Wayne Franks announced that Eureka Springs Preservation Society is sponsoring a Grand Illumination contest to deck the city in lights for the Fourth of July. ESPS is also planning a Deer Art project, with the deer on display in October and auctioned in November, and a New Year’s Eve Deer Drop, similar to the ball drop in Times Square. Mike Maloney, City Advertising and Promotion Commission director, said the CAPC is expanding its promotional compass to include two big markets, Wichita and Houston. Mike Bishop of the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce said Southwest Airlines will start flying into the Branson Air-
port March 9. The Chamber is organizing a field trip to the airport on Feb. 28. Cost is $10 for transportation, with a free Famous Dave’s barbecue lunch and roundtrip airline tickets as the grand door prize. Jacqueline Wolven, head of ESDN, announced that the Downtown Network will no longer charge a membership fee, making every business in the downtown district a network member. Members are listed on the Eureka Springs Downtown.com website free of charge, she said, and receive professional business and design consulting services at no charge from Arkansas Main Street. Wolven presented ESDN awards to artist Jeremy Mason McGraw and Lilah Stiger for volunteer service, to owners of the Stone House, Local Flavor, New Delhi and Eureka Live for maintaining and upgrading downtown buildings, and to the E.S. Preservation Society and the city Public Works Department for support and services. A silent and live auction, conducted by Dave Teigen, raised $6,800. The Downtown Network offers free entrepreneurial classes and a monthly networking meeting open to all. For more information, go to www.eurekaspringsdowntown.org.
Driver leads police on downtown chase
By Don Lee What could have been a minor but unpleasant DWI traffic stop turned into a wild chase through town on Saturday morning. At 1:32 a.m., Eureka Springs Police Officer Billy Floyd was conducting stationary patrol near the Palace Hotel when he spotted a Toyota Corolla heading north on Center Street, driving on the wrong side of the street and swerving back and forth. Floyd intercepted the car at German Alley but yelled at the driver to stop to no avail. The driver attempted to escape by going the wrong way up Pine Street, cut down White Street to Elk Street to Owen, north again up Spring, left up Crescent Drive, onto Prospect, and left onto Ellis Grade. By this time, Officer Paul Sebby had stopped his vehicle near Grotto Spring,
lights and siren on. The fleeing Toyota sideswiped Sebby’s unit and continued on down to 211 Spring Street, where the driver, later identified as Nicholas Aleshire, lost control of the vehicle and struck a tree on the left side of the road. Undaunted, Aleshire exited the car and continued running south on Spring Street. Officer Floyd followed him on foot, catching him down Hillside. According to the police report, Aleshire was apprehended despite some resistance and admitted to both officers he had fled because he was intoxicated. Aleshire asked for a second breathalytzer test but on the way to the hospital Aleshire became combative, yelling and kicking at the cage in the police vehicle and cursing the officer. He was returned to police headquarters and charged with felony fleeing, DWI, reckless driving and refusal to submit to arrest.
Local man found dead at camping site By Don Lee According to police, William Raymond Stirens, 42, was found dead on Feb. 2 at 10:43 a.m. at a camp site at Rockhouse Campground. The morning before, Stiren’s girlfriend Jennifer Simmons had reported Stirens missing. According to the police report, Simmons had last seen Stirens the afternoon before at the New Delhi Cafe, where he worked. He had agreed to meet Simmons at 9 p.m. at the Rowdy Beaver for a drink but never showed up. When Simmons returned home she saw Stirens had taken his 1999 White Suburban, which contained his camping gear. By the next morning Stirens had still not returned home, and Simmons found his wallet and cell phone at the residence. She contacted a friend and they both began calling friends and family in Okla-
homa, none of whom had heard from Stirens. Officer Bradley Handley asked Simmons where Stirnes liked to camp, and she identified a location on top of the hill at Rockhouse Campgrounds. She said Stirnes had driven down there Saturday and the campsite was across a creek she couldn not cross. She and her friend had honked the horn, but there was no reply. Police called Game and Fish Officer Leslie Gustavus, who offered to go to the site. At 10:43 a.m. he called back to say he had found who he believed to be Stirnes, deceased, at the campground. The Suburban was there as well. According to Carroll County Sheriff Bob Grudek – Stirens was found outside city limts – Stirens’ body has been sent to Little Rock for a toxocology report as there was no sign of trauma.
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Springs Committee discusses rain gardens, improving the springs By Don Lee The ES Springs Committee met Tuesday afternoon at Harmon Park to update themselves on ongoing efforts to maintain and improve water quality in the city. Four of five committee members made the meeting – Chairwoman Barbara Harmony, geologist Jim Helwig, Berryville’s Director of Parks Joe Scott and molecular biologist Jamie Froelich – with only Cindy Blackburn absent. The committee was happy with positive feedback from Mayor Morris Pate following a meeting in January. “He is very aware of the importance of our work and wants to meet quarterly,” said Helwig. “Our communication with the city needs to include Public Works. We are scheduled to meet with him again on March 20.” Eureka’s famous springs will probably never be drinkable again – the cost would be prohibitive, and the law forbids any structures or pipes being close to the springs, none of which meet that particular standard – but as Harmony put it, the health of the springs can be improved, and their health acts like “a canary in a coalmine” for Eureka. (Well into the 20th century, coal miners brought canaries into coal mines as an early-warning signal for toxic gases, primarily carbon monoxide.) Harmony said one thing that can help improve the quality of ground water and thus the springs is the rain garden. What’s a rain garden? A rain garden is an area designed to direct rain from roofs, driveways, parking lots or lawns, and then to retain the water and allow it to discharge slowly back into the ground, rather than allowing it to discharge into the storm drain system. Rain gardens
are typically landscaped with plant species native to our region that can survive varying wet and dry conditions, that have deep roots to improve soil conditions and that add beauty. They also filter the water as it passes through. In addition to alleviating the burden on public stormwater systems, the rain garden requires less irrigation after establishment, unlike high maintenance landscape; it requires no herbicides or fertilizers, and unlike pipes, does not need to be replaced. Minimal maintenance is needed. Committee members discussed the possibility of an ordinance that would require offsets to any new structures built or parking lots to help control the excess drainage caused by the new construction. One reason the springs lack water in general, members pointed out, is the amount of water which goes straight into the sewer system from parking lots, rooftops and other construction, rather than being allowed to seep back into the ground. Otherwise there is no legal requirement for landscaping to deal with these issues. Parks & Rec Director Bruce Levins said Alderman Dee Purkeypile has shown a real interest in an ongoing project to improve nearby Cardinal Springs. “He has built these check dams/sediment traps and designed and showed me where I can find designs that are sand filters with rocks,” Levine said. “It’ll take a direct flow of water and like a hose sprinkler deflect all the water so it disperses it more evenly and becomes more purified. Then you filter that into rain a garden.” A rain garden workshop is set for Saturday, April 27, at the Carnegie Library annex.
Chili Lady cooks for a crowd
By Jennifer Jackson Being a student in Ann Reed’s third and fourth grade class has its perks. Before Thanksgiving, she bakes pumpkin pies from her mother’s recipe and shares them with students as well as friends and neighbors. And on the afternoon of the school’s annual chili cook-off, her students get to taste-test her entry. “I will take my class samples and see if it needs adjusting,” she said. Reed teaches at the Academy of Excellence, where she is the mainstay of the school’s fundraiser, an annual Chili Cookoff. Each competitor makes 50 servings of their entry, but Reed makes 12 gallons, enough to serve 250, so there’s enough to feed the crowd. “I am the Chili Lady,” she said. The cook-off, on Feb. 15, started as a chili dinner in the school gym and turned into a community-wide event that draws 500-plus people. It is also dinner – for $8, $5 for kids, everybody gets a bowl and spoon and goes around the room sampling the contest entries. Reed calls her entry School Chili. “It’s flavorful but not too spicy for kids or adults,” she said. With help, Reed used to make all the chili for the school dinner, using 60 pounds of ground beef. Now she uses 30 pounds to make three batches of chili in 18-quart roasters. She and a friend came up with the original recipe, she said, which she has tweaked during the years. But basically it’s ground beef, pinto beans, tomatoes, onions, crushed garlic and Williams Chili Spice Mix. “There’s no recipe,” she said. “It’s by taste.” Reed, who grew up in Hearne, Texas, said she learned to cook in her early teens – she helped get dinner started when her mother was in graduate school. Now she likes cooking all kinds of food – Italian, Mexican, Asian. On the afternoon of the Chili Cookoff, she has a substitute take over her class and goes to work in the school kitchen. She enters her School Chili in the amateur competition/traditional category, and has won first place several times, as well as second and thirds. “It depends on the judges,” she said. “Some people like regular chili.” Other entries are super-spicy. Categories include vegetarian, chicken or turkey, verde
Teacher Ann Reed, a.k.a. the Chili Lady, makes the lion’s share of chili for the Academy of Excellence annual Chili Cook-off, Feb. 15 at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center.
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(green) and “other.” “We’ve had elk, buffalo and deer,” said Christy Thurman, the school office manager. Reed said that cooking food and sharing it with others is a form of Christian action, a way of using a talent you have for the glory of God. And while there is no secret to making School Chili, she does add something she puts into everything she cooks. “You’ve got to put a lot of love into your recipes,” she said. “That’s the secret. You’ve got to cook with love.” The 10th Annual Chili Cook-Off is Friday, Feb. 15, at the Best Western/Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, behind the motel complex at 207 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs. Tickets are $8 for adults and $5 for kids 12 and under. Doors open at 5:30 p.m. Silent and live auctions include cedar Adirondack chairs, Branson show tickets, a 12,000-pound winch, spa packages and gift certificates. Raffle prize is a 50-inch flatscreen TV. Entry fee for cook-off is $50 in professional and amateur divisions, with cash prizes for winners. More information: www.academy-of-excellence.org.
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Acuna-Sanchez pleads not guilty in fatal shooting By T.S. Strickland Victor Acuna-Sanchez pleaded not guilty Monday to fatally shooting his girlfriend in front of their infant son. Acuna-Sanchez, 18, of Ber- Victor Acuna-Sanchez ryville has been charged with capital murder in relation to the New Year’s Eve slaying of 21-year-old Laura Acevez of Eureka Springs. If convicted, he would face death or life imprisonment without parole. Acuna-Sanchez has been in custody since Dec. 31, when paramedics found Acevez lying unconscious in her Eureka Springs apartment, with a gunshot wound to the head. Acuna-Sanchez was arrested later that day, after deputies kicked in the door to a cabin on Bluebird Mountain and found
him hiding in the shower with a .22-caliber handgun. The medical examiner has ruled the death a homicide. A bullet found lodged in Acevez’s skull was too damaged to match with Acuna-Sanchez’s gun. However, investigators did determine another, unfired bullet found at the crime scene had been “cycled through the rounds” of the weapon. Acuna-Sanchez had dated Acevez sporadically for the last two years, during which time family members said he constantly terrorized her. In addition to the murder charge, Acuna-Sanchez is accused of aggravated robbery and violation of a no-contact order. He pleaded not guilty to all counts Monday. Before the hearing began, Acuna-Sanchez sat in the jury box, looking a great deal more solemn than at his first judicial appearance three weeks ago. He did not raise his head, instead studying the cuffed hands held in his lap. He
closed his eyes and moved his lips as if silently praying, looking up only to confer with Public Defenders Robert “Beau” Allen and Bill James. James, a Little Rock defense attorney, was specially appointed to assist in the case last week by the Arkansas Public Defenders Commission. Jacque Alexander, defense services administrator for the commission, said he had been assigned as lead counsel to the case because Allen is not certified to handle cases involving the death sentence. Federal law also requires both a lead and assistant counsel in such cases, she said. As the attorneys conferred, Acevez’s mother, Laura Ponce, sat in the front row of pews, dressed in black and surrounded by supporters. Acevez’s son, Jordan, reclined in a portable car seat at her feet. When the bailiffs led the infant’s father out of the courtroom, he passed by the boy. Acuna-Sanchez averted his face, and Ponce hastily flung a blanket over the carriage to cover the baby’s eyes.
Benefit for Dylan Sunday
Chelsea’s is hosting a benefit for Dylan Sunday on Sunday, Feb. 10. Dylan’s leg was severly injured in a firearm accident December 5 and spent four weeks in Springfield at Mercy hospital and has undergone multiple surgeries.Another surgery and several months of physical therapy are still ahead. Dylan is uninsured, and we are hoping to offset some of the costs with this benefit. Festivities will include live music, a silent and live auction and potluck. Music begins at 2 p.m. The bands performing are Centerfuze, Blue Moon and The Skinny Gypsies. The silent auction will start at 4 p.m. and go till 7, and the live auction starts at 8 p.m. Anyone wishing to donate items for the auction should bring them to Chelsea’s before 1 p.m. on Sunday the 10th or call 479-244-6175 or 402-689-3726 for pick-up. We are having a potluck so all covered dishes are welcomed. An account has been established for Dylan at Arvest Bank for anyone wishing to contribute. For details call 479-244-6175.
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Editorial Where is the ice cream man? (In anticipation of summer) “Ice cream man, ring your bell, Play the music I’ve learned to love. Ice cream man, ring your chime In the afternoon so fine.” – Jonathan Richman The lack of ice cream trucks in Eureka Springs during clement months is a jagged hole that should be filled instead with wholesome frozen goodness! We grant the immediate objection, that ice cream trucks constitute peddling, and peddling is verboten by current city code. But why? One pictures the hot summer day, the children running up and down one of our many idyllic streets – and here comes the jangling boxy ice cream man (or woman), truck covered with bright stickers, “Pop Goes the Weasel” filling the air for ears young enough to enjoy. We must analyze the problem, then offer possible solutions. Why are peddlers bad? Is it an aesthetic problem, as in, we don’t want unkempt gypsy weirdos running around town sharpening cutlery or shoeing horses because it just looks really sketchy? We suggest the obvious answer is no, that the problem, like many another, is money. The idea here being if anybody does business in town, they need a business license, and if they run a rolling shop, how do you keep them from rolling right on out of town without paying their CAPC tax? The answer is you figure out a way to deal with it. There has to be a way sufficient to ensure the cooperation of merchants who sell from moving vehicles sufficiently without driving them away through overregulation e.g. the current urban deer hunt. In the old days, peddlers were taxed like anyone else. A quick glance at old city code reveals the following taxable categories (among others): • 0029 Taxing Peddlers of Patent Medicines 12-30-1889 • 0030 Taxing Circus and Menageries 12-
30-1889 • 0031 Taxing Shooting Galleries 12-301889 • 0032 Taxing Traveling minstrels, concerts and shows 12-30-1889 • 0033 Taxing Pawnbrokers 12-30-1889 • 0034 Taxing Amusement House Owners (Amended by Ord. 65, p. 265) 12-301889 • 0035 Taxing Wagons and Other Vehicles 12-30-1889 • 0036 Taxing Auctioneers 12-30-1889 • 0037 Taxing Billiard and Pool Tables 1230-1889 • 0038 Taxing Hawkers and Peddlers 1230-1889 • 0039 Taxing Fortune Tellers 12-30-1889 Why couldn’t the occasional snake oil doctor or traveling puppet show be licensed now? Because it is true that if you allow one sort of peddler to sell off the back of the truck, you must allow them all. And what would happen if the trend spread? Would we soon have farmers driving around selling fresh squash during season? We should be so lucky. If you have had the chance to spend any time in the French Quarter of New Orleans, with luck you will have run across an old black dude in a brightly colored truck doing exactly that. His name is Arthur J. Robinson, a.k.a. “Mr. Okra,” and he is famous enough to be the subject of a documentary. (Visit here for a preview: http://www.youtube.com/ watch?v=Qz2K8YPSMy8) And what about lunch wagons? Granted there are plenty of restaurants and fast food places here, but it is a rare treat to drive past a Mexican lunch wagon, make a quick U-turn, and go back for fresh tamales or tacos la lingua with salsa verde. Why can’t we have a Mexican lunch wagon? But back to the ice cream man. It’s hard to see how such a vendor would impinge on other businesses; a city of just over 2,000 people would likely only support See Editorial, page 18
Citizen of the Week 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. Al Hooks and Zeek Taylor recently presented Miller with a well-deserved award on behalf of the Krewe of Krazo for making Eureka Gras parades a visual feast. Miller also made the red shoe float that his daughter, Kristen Miller, rides on in the parades, designed the King’s float and the Queen’s float, and designed and helped build the Cavaliers float, which took first place in its division in the 2012 Christmas Parade of Lights. Thank you Jack Miller!
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think Citizen Opinion by Don Lee
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Dr. King and the right to choose death for babies Jerry Brumley
“Every time you turn around they’re raising the cost of stamps. What if you need Saturday deliveries?”
“99 percent of our business is done electronically. I can’t remember the last time I received mail on Saturday.”
Carl Ennis Retired
“I think it makes perfectly good sense.”
Priscilla Garretson Painter
“Well at least the mail carriers will get to stay home Saturdays and watch cartoons!”
“I’m all for it.”
Editor: Isn’t it ironic that 13,000,000 black babies have been killed through legal abortion since 1973? And you say Dr. Martin Luther King, the leader of the Civil Rights Movement, was in FAVOR OF killing more black babies? Do you really think Dr. King would be proud of the fact that 60 percent of all black pregnancies in New York City end in abortion? I really think Dr. King would be fighting the new civil rights fight – the right for all babies to be born. Isn’t it ironic that this CHOICE you speak of for women is very rarely her choice at all? The majority of all abortions are pushed on the mother by her boyfriend/husband/ “partner” who does not want to support her and the child, her parents are not willing to be supportive of her, or substance abuse/fear of abuse from the father of the baby. It’s truly a shame that young men don’t stand up and take care of their wives and babies like they should. Promiscuity and casual sex have led to more out-of-wedlock pregnancies and many more women feeling they are pushed toward abortion. What will it take for men to realize what they are losing when their child is killed? It amazes me that you speak about aborting babies that result from rape. Have you ever seen a baby that resulted from rape? I have! They are beautiful, ener-
Citizen Survey How do you feel about the Post Office’s announced plan to stop Saturday mail deliveries? m Sounds good to me. m I think our mail system should stay the same. m The government should allow them to do what they can to survive. m Once they stop Saturdays, other carriers will move in. m This will sure make it hard on the carriers making up the lost day. Go to www.lovelycitizen.com and weigh in. Vote by Wednesday 9 a.m.
getic, loving, and FULL OF LIFE. These babies go good in adoptive families to fill mothers and dads arms and homes. They are great gifts to grandparents and brothers or sisters. Aunts, uncles, and cousins love them too. Adding the tragedy of abortion to the tragedy of rape does not fix the problem. Ask any child born as a product of rape. There are several among us every day that are proud to be alive! Our country has to mourn the loss of over 50,000,000 babies lost to surgical abortion over the last 40 years. At some point, we have to face the fact that mothers and fathers having babies that grow up into children IS NOT A BAD THING – but actually a great blessing! Editor(s), be really, truly pro-choice and encourage mothers to CHOOSE LIFE, possibly even choose adoption if they feel they can’t provide a good home for their unborn child. Being pro-life is not being anti-woman. It actually is having the guts to do what I am supposed to do – be supportive of my wife and children at home and help any families in need when and how I can. Sincerely, Gregg Luebbering
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LAST WEEK’S QUESTION
80 votes cast
“The Passion Play has announced a ‘Celebrate Jesus’ parade March 30. Can you suggest any other new parades for Eureka Springs?” m A steampunk parade: 6.3% (5 votes) m A pagan parade: 11.3% (9 votes) m A Renaissance-themed parade: 8.8% (7 votes) m Chinese New Year: 6.3% (5 votes)
m A city history parade: 21.3% (17 votes) m A Latino parade: 1.3% (1 vote) m No more parades!: 45.0% (36 votes)
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4:35 p.m. – A caller from Hillside Avenue advised “they are going to have an 18-wheeler coming in tomorrow morning” and wanted to know if the vehicle could park at the train depot tonight. The caller was advised to check back in the morning and notify for any traffic problems, but to go ahead and park at the depot. 4:37 p.m. – Carroll County Sheriff’s office called to report a white Corvette not speeding but “all over the road.” A traffic stop was made and citation issued for texting while driving. 6:23 p.m. – A caller coming into Eureka from the east asked an officer to try to get an unknown vehicle from tailgating him. The officer followed the vehicle through town but did not have cause to stop it. 7:38 p.m. – A caller from a local motel reported medications stolen from a lockbox in her vehicle while it was parked at a local fast food establishment. January 31 1:04 p.m. – Arkansas State Police requested assistance from ESPD regarding a suspect who had gone on the run with a stolen vehicle and afoot. Agencies were unable to locate the suspect. 2:04 p.m. – Carroll County Sheriff’s office received a hang-up 911 call from a local bank, but responding officers found everything okay when they arrived. 3:53 p.m. – A mother called because her 15-year-old son did not ride the bus home and was refusing to cooperate in general, having jumped out of her car at US Hwy 62 W and Pivot Rock Road. The juvenile was located on Kingshighway and picked up by his mother. 5:47 p.m. – A caller reported a broken water line on Pivot Rock Road. Public Works took care of it. 6:33 p.m. – A caller reported showing off his new Sony Campfire camcorder at a local liquor store and thought he had left it behind, though no one there could locate it. He later found it in his pocket. 10:05 p.m. – A caller needing roadside assistance called for help. They didn’t know where they were but were eventually located out on Mundell Road. Carroll County Sheriff’s Dept. was notified.
February 1 7:38 a.m. – An alarm on Spring Street proved to be false. 1:32 p.m. – An officer noted a vehicle going the wrong way up Pine Street. He attempted to stop the driver without success. The vehicle sideswiped a police unit trying to stop him, then ran into a tree in front of a Spring Street residence. The driver took off on foot was was stopped by officers on Hillside. The runner was arrested for DWI, fleeing (a Class D felony), refusal to submit to arrest, careless driving, speeding, broken tail light, failure to stop and driving left of center. (Yes, we have all driven the wrong way up Pine Street, but as my old Army DI taught us to say, “No excuse drill sergeant!” Just bite the bullet and let it go.) 3:44 p.m. – A caller from a local beaver-themed eatery reported a customer who had stolen some shirts and was caught on video. Caller was burning a DVD for the police. The responding officer took statements and picked up the video. 9:53 p.m. – A caller reported one of the buses at the middle school still had its strobes on. The driver responded he was with the bus. February 2 12:52 p.m. – A caller said she’d received a phone call from a subject with a foreign accent telling her she’d won Publisher’s Clearing House to the tune of $900,000 and a new Mercedes. “The caller wanted to deliver to her a check for $60,000 and the car to home, but requested she go to Wal-Mart to get specific scratch tickets in return for the payoff.” Police advised the caller to call the Sheriff since she lived outside the city limits and she expected the money people to show up at her house. And to call the Attorney General’s office to report the scam. 2:08 p.m. – A caller from Hillside and Angle Streets reported a vehicle had gotten its wheels off in a ditch and was stuck. A wrecker was notified through AAA. 7:27 p.m. – A caller advised she had lost her car keys and Iowa library card someplace downtown. 9:46 p.m. – Carroll County Sheriff’s office called to report a breaking and entering in progress just outside city limits on Forest Lane. Advised the home owner was in the house with a weapon and unknown persons trying to break into the house with a weapon. A neighbor called to say she heard a loud
Carroll Electric increases customer rates for second time since December By T.S. Strickland Customers of Carroll Electric Cooperative Corp. will see their bills increase this month for the second time this year. As of last Friday, the company has increased its residential rates by about 5.4 percent — or roughly $5.50 each month for the average household. Combined with a separate increase that took effect in January, this means customers will pay about $9 more each month to keep the lights on in 2013. The latest increase was approved by the Arkansas Public Service Commission on Jan. 25, under a legal provision that allows electric cooperatives to forego public comment and other procedures normally required of such changes. State law allows cooperatives to follow the less strenuous guidelines as long as the requested rate increase does not exceed 10 percent and cooperative members are given 90 days notice of the change. Cooperatives can be forced to undergo the normal process, however, if 10 percent or more of members write to the commission in opposition to the proposed increase. In this case, only 27 did so — 6,227 fewer than was needed. According to the rate increase application filed with the commission by Carroll Electric, the increase is designed to provide $3.4 million in additional revenue — money Carroll Electric spokeswoman scream, then silence. All units responded within ten minutes but by 10:00 were advised nothing was actually going on. February 3 12:25 p.m. – A caller lodged a noise complaint against a downtown club. Turned out they had their doors open because of the nice weather but shut them and turned down the volume. 2:32 a.m. – A traffic stop at the bottom of Flint and Main Streets led to the arrest of an individual for DWI and driving left of center. 2:32 a.m. – A caller from the big hotel up on the hill reported his wife was “being cra-
Nancy Plagge said was necessary to cover the cost of recent infrastructure improvements. “Despite the cooperative’s best efforts to control expenses, the fact is, the cost of operating an electric system has significantly increased over the past decade,” Plagge wrote in a Sept. 1 press release. “Carroll Electric added $267 million in assets during this time period, building and improving the backbone of its system to adequately provide electricity to its 88,000-plus consumers.” The earlier increase, which took effect Jan. 1, was approved as part of a larger package of rate increases affecting consumers throughout the state. The seed for that rate hike had been planted in August, when the Arkansas Electric Cooperative Corp. – the wholesale supplier from which Carroll Electric purchases its power – filed a request with the commission to increase their rates. That increase was intended to produce $34 million in additional revenue for Arkansas Electric. In testimony filed with the commission in August, the company argued the increase was necessary to pay for additional generating capacity. In response to the request, Carroll Electric and 15 other member cooperatives filed requests to pass the added costs on to consumers — all of which were approved in October. zy and throwing clothes all over the room,” and that he was concerned for his own well being. The responding officers found everything to be okay. They just had an argument. No report. 3:15 a.m. – A caller from a big hotel downtown reported a “tall skinny foreign male” staying there had gone barhopping and ended up at a different hotel. They advised him he was at the wrong place and sent him back down the hill to his actual hotel. The caller just wanted to say he hadn’t made it back. The responding officer drove through the area but advised he’d seen only one male, but that he was with a female.
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Notes from the Colony
Alison By Sandra Taylor Synar Brown
Surviving as an Anachronism
Anachronism – chronological inconsistency, juxtaposition of objects or customs from different time periods. A relic, archaism, leftover, holdover. I was born too late. Had I lived in the century of War and Peace or Madame Bovary, I imagine myself seriously hot as a writer. I might have been George Eliot. But War and Peace wouldn’t be published today. This is not my opinion. It’s standard wisdom in the publishing industry—an expression tossed about frequently by agents and publishers to describe the current climate and market trends. And Madam Bovary? Perfectly structured, fascinating characters, gritty realism. But, too long, too much exposition, too preachy. An agent would quickly bog down. Hit that one key: standard rejection letter to Gustave Flaubert. Aspiring writers are told to read: read the classics, read everything, read voraciously. True. But to be published, read what’s been written in the last fifteen years. Or five. And pay attention. If I had to name the most important lesson I learned while getting an MFA in Fiction, it would not be how to create realistic characters, or set up scenes, or write powerful dialogue. The most important principle I bought with my $30,000 is that War and Peace would not be published today. So what exactly does that mean to a writer who sits down to his keyboard and faces the blank screen? Page One. You’d better hook that reader now. Right now. People no longer sit by the fire in the evenings and read by a oil lamp for the sheer pleasure of the process. Writers no longer get to begin, as Dickens did, with “I am born.” You don’t get to create your character from childhood forward. You can show us one dramatic childhood scene, but any necessary background must be woven in later. That means that you should give us just enough information to pique our interest and then get us into scene. Characters doing and saying things. In other words, a movie. You also don’t get to explain anything or make any judgments. You do not get to intrude as the writer. This is the standard writing mantra: show, don’t tell. But now it’s on steroids. Don’t tell me anything. Don’t tell
me the character was angry. Show me by his actions, his words, or the tiny details of what he notices about the room. Make me, the reader, figure it out. Don’t hand it to me—that’s as interesting as a completed crossword puzzle. When characters speak, you, the writer, don’t get to say that they whined, stormed, bitched, explained, cried, screeched, screamed, wailed, expostulated, admonished, protested, complained. No. They “said.” That’s it. Current wisdom is that “said” is invisible. It passes directly into the reader’s brain without registering as a word. Those other words are the writer commenting on how the character spoke. Don’t comment. Show us how the character spoke through what he said or how he moved. These are some examples of what I call “writing fashion rules.” There are many others, right down to how many spaces go after a period. Two? Wrong. Are these rules really deal-breakers when it comes to publication? Agents say that if they see a attribution other than “said” in dialogue, they know that writer is an amateur, who will require massive re-education to make his work marketable. And agents are not in the writer re-education business. Some of these fashion rules, in my opinion, are just that—fashion. A hundred years from now, we may be back to writing “I am born.” Retro fiction may be vogue. Especially if we’re back to oil lamps. But today’s writer has two choices. He can ignore these rules, stubbornly remaining anachronistic. In that case, his hope for publication lies in sealing his manuscript into the wall of his house and hoping that it is discovered in a century when retro fiction is in. Or he can learn the rules, the trends, the market. We are careful to teach these in the Community Writing Program. So that your version of War and Peace won’t die on the vine just because your character “admonished” rather than “said.” See the complete schedule of workshops offered by the Community Writing Program at communitywritingprogram.com. For more information or to register, contact me at alisontaylorbrown.com or 479-292-3665.
Eureka Springs Citizen Climate Lobby spreads the word By Don Lee When the Eureka Springs City Council voted on June 25 of last year to approve Resolution No. 601, a “Resolution to Adopt the Eureka Springs Climate Action Plan,” the city took a major step forward in local efforts to grapple with the threat of climate change. Jerry Landrum continues to push forward with the next step, and the next, and the next. Landrum, a retired physical scientist with the Naval Research Laboratory, spearheads the Eureka Springs Citizens Climate Lobby, and on Thursday night, Feb. 7, from 5:30 – 6, the group will hold a brief organizational meeting at the Eureka Springs Library Annex. “The group’s goals are to create the political will for a stable climate and to empower individuals to have breakthroughs in exercising their personal and political power,” says Landrum. He works with several like-minded individuals whom he references often, for example Bill Freeland of SWEPCO, who will answer questions at the meeting about the energy efficiency incentive programs offered by AEP SWEPCO and Source Gas for both residential and commercial customers. Economic Development Coordinator and City Preservation Officer Glenna
Booth also works with the Citizens Climate Lobby and on Thursday will answer questions regarding sustainability guidelines for rehabilitating historic buildings, a big topic in Eureka Springs. From its parks to recycling efforts, the city of about 2,200 prides itself on its green and conservation initiatives. Its efforts have earned Eureka Springs a 2012 Arkansas Business City of Distinction Award for Green/Conservation Initiatives. Since 2010, Eureka Springs has received nearly $260,000 from the Energy Efficiency and Conservation Block Grant program, which was part of the American Recovery & Reinvestment Act, to pay for several projects. Right under our noses SWEPCO offers several rebate programs, all available through www.swepcogridsmart.com/arkansas/homesLP.html and all available to help those who want to explore “going green” in their homes or businesses without it being a costly process. SWEPCO’s Residential Energy Efficiency Program offers rebates for the quality installation of eligible products and services that improve the energy efficiency and comfort of the existing homes of SWEPCO residential customers. These rebates are designed to reduce the initial See Climate, page 26
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Eureka enjoys Mardi Gras Light & Sound Parade
Marand Bennett donned her Mardi Gras mask and joined in the celebration. Holiday Islanders 14-year-old Megan, 8-year-old Sarah, and father Tim Hardman.
Float revelers throw beads during the Saturday pa- James Elliot Tune, “sort of from Eureka Springs,” enrade. tertained folks in Basin Park with his accordion.
Mary Popovac, 2012 Eureka Gras queen
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Scott Smith – Current reigning king
Holiday Islanders Barb Rassfeld and Susan Overgaard.
June Owen, right, takes the photographers picture while June Hegedus looks on.
Melissa and Marcus Lininger, from Bella Vista, celebrated Marcus’ 50th birthday Saturday in Eureka Springs, attending the Sound and Light Parade.
Lilah Leigh Stiger
Josh Bower snags his dog Buckley after a quick getaway attempt before the parade.
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Tornado hits at county line Day of the Running Dead Dairy farm suffers severe damage
Damage to barns is visible from afar at the Clark Dairy Farm south of Eureka Springs at the Madison County line off County Roady 509. Photo by David Bell
By T.S. Strickland The National Weather Service has confirmed that a tornado touched down near the Madison County line Tuesday, though a service spokesman said he could not confirm whether the twister had made its way into Carroll County. Speaking Monday, Ed Caliancese of the National Weather Service said a tornado had touched down about 1.5 miles northwest of Rockhouse Road / CR 509 and dissipated about 1.5 miles north-northeast. A group from the National Weather Service surveyed the damage in Madison County last week. Caliancese said many trees had been snapped or uprooted, several barns destroyed and houses damaged, and a few cattle killed. The tornado, accompanied by heavy rains, came through and did extensive damage to several properties during Tuesday afternoon’s storms. “We had severe thunderstorm warnings at about 10 to 4, and at that point, just as soon as they came through, Central Dispatch notified all the departments, and
storm sirens were initiated,” said Nick Samac, county Office of Emergency Management officer. “It rolled through and rained throughout the evening.” Capt. Jason Morris with the Eureka Springs Fire Department said they received a direct call Tuesday from residents just over the Madison County line, who are part of the Eureka Springs Rural Fire District. “They said they had a tornado and their fuel tanks had blown over,” said Morris. “They wanted to make sure the fuel wasn’t leaking. They had two empty that ruptured and disintegrated and one half full, but no leaks.” The area in question borders the Madison County Wildlife Management Area. The terrain there is hilly and wooded, and those who think that tornadoes will not come over hills or through woods are mistaken, Samac added. “There was one that came across Highway 23 North and Highway 187 several years ago and did a lot of damage,” he said. In rural Eureka Springs, two farms near See Tornado, page 18
Zombies to invade Lake Leatherwood
By Jennifer Jackson Last November, the walking dead invaded downtown Eureka Springs for a Zombie Crawl and parade. On March 2, the Running Dead will take over Lake Leatherwood Park. And humans who don’t want to be turned into zombies should come armed – with marshmallows. Marshmallows and foam darts will stop a zombie in its tracks and then only for 60 seconds. Rolled-up socks will also work, according to Jeff Danos, who is organizing a game of Zombie Tag that pits humans against zombies. “When you get tagged, you join the zombies,” he said. By profession, Danos is an electronic music composer whose studio, Testube, creates albums in the Industrial/Glitch/Electroclash genres. He’s also composed music for a psychological thriller, “Spectrauma,” about a lab experiment gone awry. But the inspiration for Zombie Tag came from his children, 11 and 8, who play a game at recess called Infection. College students play campus-wide version called Humans vs. Zombies that last several days, Danos said. His version: Humans will be sent on special missions throughout the zombie-infested Lake Leatherwood park, each wearing an ID tag hanging from the right arm. If a zombie grabs the tag, the human “dies” and joins the zombie team. “The end of the game is when all humans become zombies,” Danos said. Danos also organized the Zombie Crawl, which brought hundreds of undead out of the wormwood to parade down Spring Street Nov. 3. The idea of the parade grew out of Halloween parties thrown by Jeff and spouse Christina Danos, assistant librarian at Eureka Springs Public Library, parties to which more and more of their friends came as zombies, he said. That led to the couple holding a zombie-themed birthday party, complete with a zombie board game they created. It was at the birthday party that a guest suggested staging a zombie flash mob. “I thought it would be more fun if anyone could come,” Danos said. In addition to the parade, Danos also or-
Jeff Danos, founder of the Zombie Crawl and Zombie Tag, created this “finger bowl” as a centerpiece for his table at the Eureka Springs Downtown Network’s dinner last week at Basin Park Hotel.
Photo by Jennifer Jackson
ganized a Halloween party in the Auditorium basement . The idea behind it all, he said, is to have family-friendly events that all ages can participate in. The zombie element creates a draw and adds an element of fun, he said. “I’m interested in it, my kids are interested in it, and it’s not too out of character for Eureka Springs,” Danos said. “People like to dress up.” All of Danos’ zombie-themed events benefit the Flint Street Food Bank. There are no entry fees. Participants are asked to bring two cans of food or a small donation for the food bank. Other Zombie Tag rules: Safe zones, off limits to zombies, will be marked with orange cones. Other than freezing zombies by hitting them with a soft object, no physical contact is allowed. Registration for Zombie Tag is at 10 a.m. on Saturday, March 2, (day of event) at Lake Leatherwood Park ballfield. Bring two items for the food bank. A prize will be given to the last un-infected human. The 2013 Zombie Crawl is scheduled for Nov. 2. More information: http://eurekaspringszombiecrawl.com.
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Arts & Amusements Calling all dogs and their people... This year’s Krewe of Barkus in the Eureka Gras Parade can be the biggest and best yet with your participation: all you need do is let us know you’re coming, dress up, and then show up with your pup on its leash! This year’s doggie theme is “Going Gangnam, Barkus Style.” So start getting your costumes ready! Bright tuxedo jackets, bow ties and dark sunglasses will help us create Psy’s iconic Gangnam look... your pooch can wear a tuxedo shirt or bright shirt with black trim and of course a bow tie and shades go well! And of course Mardi Gras-themed/ colored beads and adornments are most welcome. The parade is Saturday, Feb. 9, and we will start our march from the Post Office a 2 p.m. Bring your dog and join in the fun! Please stop by Percy’s Grooming & Pet Spa for further details and to register or call Rachel Brix at 479-244-9151. Info at: www.krazo.ureeka.org/krewe_of_barkus. htm Mardi Gras floats listen up! The Annual Day Parade will roll on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Day Parade trophy awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places will be judged by guests of four downtown hotels. To be eligible, applications must be returned by Jan. 30. Led by the Grand Marshal, the “Krewe of Krazo” will roll out its seven permanent theme floats followed by a maze of other corporate and business floats. The annual “Cavalcade of Royal Chariots,” consisting of convertibles carrying Dukes, Duchesses, and past Kings and Queens of the Realm, all draped in colorful parade capes, will be followed by costumers and other units. Rolling from the Carnegie Library on Spring Street, the parade will loop around the courthouse on South Main Street and continue back on North Main, ending at the Grand Central Hotel. This year, the Krewe of Barkus, headed by Krewe Captains Rachel and Ryan Brix, will strike out from the post office at 2 p.m, preceding the Krewe of Krazo parade units.
For details, contact email@example.com or go to www.Parade.Ureeka. Org or call (479) 981-9551. Mardi Beaux Arts Ball Feb. 9 The annual Beaux Arts Masquerade Ball will be held at the Basin Park Hotel ballroom on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 8 p.m. The event, hosted by the Eureka Springs Historical Museum, will follow the Mardi Gras parade in downtown Eureka and will benefit the museum. Music will be provided by Ultra Suede, and Dave Teigen of Teigen-McGhee Insurance will emcee. For tickets or more information: www.eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org, info@ eurekaspringshistoricalmuseum.org or (479) 253-9417. Birthday bash A communal birthday bash will take place at the New Delhi on Sunday, Feb. 10 at 3 p.m. for Bryan Manire, Marie Howard, Superman, Rae Hahn, Trella Laughlin, Marianne LeGrande, Connie Schrader, Ron Duggar and many more. All are welcome. The event will feature Jori Costello’s original birthday song and Don Poohbah Nealer’s music. ArtiGras coming The Fourth Annual ArtiGras Art Show will take place Feb. 11 (Lundi Gras Day) at Caribe Restaurant on US Hwy 62 West. Artwork by Eureka Springs artists will be on display during a reception from 6 until 9 p.m. The art will feature Mardi Gras and/or risque themed work. Along with the original pieces, several artists will display hand-painted and decorated masks. Both the masks and the art will be available for purchase. The event is free and open to the public. Snacks and a cash bar will be available. Ukrainian Easter eggs! Forget the usual dye and vinegar method of coloring eggs, March 14-16, Carole Sturgis will teach a “Ukrainian Egg Decorating” at Eureka Springs School of the Arts. Just in time for Easter, Sturgis will demonstrate how to hollow eggs and decorate them in geometric designs in the Pysanky way. Historically, this method uses traditional Ukrainian folk designs written on the egg with beeswax using a wax resist. For details call (479) 253-5384.
The Mystic Moon: Entering the realm of the mysterious
by Darlene Simmons If you blink you might miss it. The address is 45 ½ Spring Street; the entry a single glass door sandwiched between the Rowdy Beaver Den and the adjacent alley. After entering that doorway, a steep set of stairs must be tackled – stairs that eventually end in a landing circumscribed by several small rooms. Welcome to The Mystic Moon, a place where the curious and the believer alike come for readings about the past and the future. The business itself is run by three young women who offer various services such as massage, crystal and psychic healings, akashic and shustah card readings. The three women are named Candice, Lisa, and Shakeenah, and all three seek to create an atmosphere in which healing can be encouraged and nurtured. Sister Shakeenah Kedem was the original proprietor; she opened the “I Am One Sky” shop in May 2011, offering various gifts, clothing, and objects for sale as well as readings. Lisa and Candice joined Shakeenah in May 2012, and the shop evolved from offering material gifts into a venue wherein gifts of a more spiritual nature can be obtained. Shakeenah herself is a Reiki Master and received her training in Akashic reading in India. She uses a pendulum and an Akashic chart in her sessions of healing work. Use of the pendulum facilitates her ability to determine which chakras, or centers of psychic energy, are out of balance in a specific individual, and then uses psychic energy and prayer to clear the affected energy fields. She also is able to help individuals with past life regression. In her sessions, she asks the client about those things which are troubling to them, and then uses her intuition, the pendulum, and angel or spirit guides to obtain accurate answers to the questions asked by the client. The questions asked of her usually relate to the topics of love, money, and health. “Love always supersedes money,” she
says. Shakeenah sees herself as a deeply spiritual person who is able to assist her client in finding improved mental and physical health through accessing the energy and healing powers within. She can be reached at (870) 504-1531 or through her website www.YourAkashicReader. com. Candice Duling came to Eureka Springs from Kansas City, where she attended college, majoring in art. She quickly found that the academic life was not for her. A sudden and serious health condition led her to read many books and research studies regarding the benefits of natural healing methods. She decided to learn about massage and reflexology; she then pursued these areas as a career choice. She offers full body, essential oil and hot stone massage at Mystic Moon. She also offers dance and other types of body therapies, as well as crystal readings. She has found that when she is providing the service of massage, that her room becomes a “confessing area.” She states that then her work may take on more of an intuitive form, and she finds she just may have a message for someone. She may be reached at (816) 419-1472 or through her e-mail address: Dharma8000@gmail. com. The third person practicing her craft at Mystic Moon is Lisa Dawn, who became aware that she “was different” from others as early as age three. She was able to see things that were not seen by others and says her ability to see the past and predict the future “kind of runs in the family.” Her father also has psychic abilities and gifted her with his own Shustah cards when she was age 18 as a means to encourage her to follow in his footsteps. Lisa is able to engage with the energy flow from others as well as interact with the spirit guides surrounding her clients. Lisa does Shustah card readings, which are similar to Tarot card readings, but allow her to see 5-7 months into the future. See Mystic Moon, page 18
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She is able to perform these card readings and psychic readings over the phone as well, stating that the connection over the phone is just as effective as it is in person. She says she wishes to provide service to others in a spiritually healing way, and that she comes solely from a place of love. Lisa may be reached at her website www. eurekapsychic.com or at 479-253-1489. Readings and other services take from between 30-60 minutes and prices vary
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the Madison County line suffered loss of barns and cattle. Jeff Gay, who owns a cow-calf operation on County Road 309, said winds took down his 30-foot by100-foot barn at about 4:30 p.m. He had about 30 cows in the barn, he said. Two died when the barn fell, and others were injured. Some had run off into the brush but later returned. “We’re trying to get trees out of the way and get water back on,” he said. “Our well got knocked out, and the roads are messed up.” Gay’s home is not on that property. He said he did not have insurance on the barn
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one, so it wouldn’t be as if our streets in summer would be choked by Good Humor men (or women.) Ultimately the market speaks loudest of all, and given the market here in summer, tourists everywhere, summer residents, an ice cream truck would not only be a good fit from a tourism/historicity perspective, but also be a welcome addition for fulltime Eurekans with child-like hearts (or actual children.) (Remember: a business license gives you permission to do business in the city, but it doesn’t validate your product – i.e.,
by service and complexity of psychic reading or healing. The Mystic Moon is open Friday, Saturday, and Sunday from 10-5 and by appointment. Call (870) 5041531or contact each individual practitioner through the means indicated above. Whether you seek psychic healing, a massage of soothing touch or just want to have some fun seeing what a Shustah card reading might reveal, these ladies are ready to bring healing and balance into the lives of others. They provide unique and interesting services to the residents of Eureka Springs. and will have to rebuild it eventually. Gay owns Rockwood Construction with his father-in-law. The Clark Dairy Farm on County Road 509 also had their barn destroyed and cattle killed, said Samac. Attempts to reach the owners were unsuccessful as of press time. The storm system also did damage elsewhere in Carroll County, including at two Mennonite farms near Green Forest where residents claimed to have seen a twister. However, Caliancese said the damage there had been much more sporadic and not consistent with a tornado. “We couldn’t confirm that the tornado had made its way in Carroll County,” he said.
just because you have a business license doesn’t mean you can open a hand grenade store or anything else outside the pale.) If an old gypsy knife sharpener or traveling Punch & Judy show or purveyor of natural tonics wanted to try to make a go at doing business here, why shouldn’t they be able to buy a business license and take their shot? The market will support them or not. And in the meantime, for however long it lasts, we get to see Punch & Judy or eat fresh tamales or better yet, hear that ringing bell and run out to the curb to get a choco taco, the “champagne” of ice cream truck offerings.
The Natural Way
Eat your broccoli, brussels and cauliflower! Most everyone knows that broccoli, brussels and cauliflower are good for you. Science is just beginning to understand why. You’d be surprised to know the benefit isn’t just due to the fiber, nor just to the high nutrient value, which is all true, but most importantly to a natural compound called di-indolyl methane. Often simply called “DIM”. DIM has undergone clinical trials at Yale Medical Center with funding coming from the National Institute of Health. They wanted to prove what the researchers at the University of California Berkeley had already reported. The outcome of studies done there show DIM to be very powerful on certain cancer cells both in prevention and probable treatment. The current understanding is DIM affects the bad estrogen levels in both men and women. It is thought high estrogen levels, which is a combination of helpful estrogens and harmful ones, usually lead to cancer and other illnesses including prostate, breast and uterine cancers and weight gain. DIM reduces the harmful ones. It is said that DIM is highly recom-
mended for women on HRT (hormone replacement therapy) or at risk for breast cancer, as it will reduce the toxic effects of estrogen dominance. Reported medical studies do show apoptosis (natural disintegration) of breast cancer cells. In addition half of all patients with cervical displasia had a complete regression of the disease. DIM does come in supplement form now and a PubMed search showed that the amount taken each day as 200-500 mg. While I can’t be sure how much DIM you can get from fresh broccoli, brussels or cauliflower, it seems to me to be a smart food to include in your diet on a weekly basis. The more the better. As for prostate cancer, the debate rages on as whether it is caused or made worse by normal to high testosterone levels. The common thought is that high testosterone is the culprit but prostate cancer is rarely if ever found in men with high amounts of this hormone. You have to wonder if it isn’t the opposite of declining testosterone and increasing estrogen levels. DIM helps here, too.
Michael King Petteway June 23, 1944 - Jan. 25, 2013
Michael King Petteway, a resident of Holiday Island, was born June 23, 1944 in Goose Creek, Texas, a son of Colon B. and Elizabeth (Spicer) Petteway. He departed this life Friday, Jan. 25, 2013, in Holiday Island, at the age of 68 years. He worked in food sales for many years. He was a member of the Holiday Island Elks Lodge and the Men’s Golf League and a former member the Lions Club. On April 28, 1990, he was united in marriage with Helen Lee who survives him of the home. He is also survived by one
daughter, Melissa and husband Alan Epler of Pittsburg, Penn.; two grandchildren, Allison & Austin Epler of Pittsburg, Penn.; and several family and friends. He is preceded in death by his parents, Colon and Elizabeth Petteway, and one daughter, Jennifer Elise Beadeaux. Memorial services will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements were made with Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be Thrift Shops, Doggie Shelter, or the Breast Cancer society. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.
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Community Writing Program Spotlight A few things to think about after the first creative burst (in no particular order) So I’m done writing my masterpiece and excitement reigns in the house— there’s still some housekeeping to do before I’m ready to stick my work into that envelope or onto that email or paste it in Submittable. Before that, I ask myself these questions: (these are specifically for poets but many of the hints will work for writers in any form.) 1. What is this work trying to say? (not what are YOU trying to say, which is often quite different). I try to keep my mind blank of “meaning” for quite a long time in early writing stages. The meaning will reveal itself. When it does, help it to be clearer. Obscurity is not the same as mystery. Depth in art is not analogous to difficulty. 2. If you have an epigram, (the little quote often found below the title and above the body of the work—written by someone great—preferably a poet or Holy philosopher) the epigram needs to do something for the poem. While an epigram often inspires the poem in your imagination, you do not need to acknowledge it in the finished work. Ask yourself these questions when deciding whether to keep the epigram: is it necessary to a reader’s understanding of the poem? Does it fit the poem’s final form & meaning? Often the answer to the questions is no. Unless the epigram lends depth and heft to the finished work, leave it out. 3. What did you discover from writ-
ing this? “No surprise for the writer. No surprise for the reader.” Does the poem have an “arc”? Does it start somewhere and end somewhere else? Or is it simply a description of what is? What did you (the writer) learn from writing? If nothing—perhaps you aren’t finished writing. 4. What is the diction in this work? Is the level of language consistent throughout? If it isn’t, you’d better have a good reason. (e.g. new speaker; surprise). Pay attention to word choice; it creates mood and context. When you use odd-sounding, old-fashioned, or obsolete words or the current egalitarian, conversational style, be aware of what you’re doing. Think hard before using the popular utilitarian or hard language and equally before using the conventions of “poetic diction” and/or of “fine writing.” Anglo-Saxonisms and airy phrases are equally difficult to use well. 5. Ditto above for tone: The tone is the poem’s attitude toward its material. Does the poem show its bona fides by being ironic? Is this the point of view you want to convey? Allow the tone to evolve from the poem itself and not what you think it ought to be or what seems ‘intellectual’. One final word about tone: “smartass” is not a tone to cultivate. 6. Syntax (sentence structure) can be a snag. Poor syntax is taken in by the reader’s unconscious as that nagging thing that’s “wrong” about a poem. How do the sentences in the poem stack up? Write your
Community Writing Program 2013 schedule Each workshop will be from 9-12 and 1-4. The cost for the all-day program is $45. The first five workshops may be purchased together for the discounted price of $200. • Module 2 - Feb. 16 & 19 - Nuts, Bolts, and Beginnings • Module 3 - March 16 & 19 - Character, Setting, Dialogue
• Module 4 - April 20 & 23 - Subtext, High Events, Closings • Module 5 - May 18 & 21 - Self-Editing and Publishing • Module 6 - June 15 & 18 - Writing the Memoir For more information and to register, contact Alison at alisontaylorbrown. com or 479 292-3665.
To support the emerging local writers of the Community Writing Program at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, the Lovely County Citizen is providing space each week to showcase their work. Pieces will be selected by the program manager, and students must have taken at least one workshop in the Community Writing Program, which was launched on July 21. Selections from instructors and student mentors of the program will also be presented. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
poem as prose and see if your syntax holds. 7. Images: More are not better. Make an image map of your poem—a little trip to Tijuana isn’t a bad thing but does your poem go by way of Bora Bora? 8. In regard to the language and image in a poem: Kill your darlings. If a particular “bit” of language seems very, very fine to you, you can bet the poem would be stronger without it. Try taking it out— now, isn’t that a relief? 9. Who is speaking? Track this. Are you surprised? The pronoun of the poem can give distance, immediacy, fellow-feeling, (ie the second person can seem chiding or magisterial—unless you’re writing to a lover; the third person is pretty much a distance creator. The “I” is often complained of as over-used.) In short, here IS no pronoun to write in. Just be aware of what you’re doing. The work must be able to justify its pronouns. 10. Are your tenses consistent? Oh yeah. Check again. Handing temporal shifts well is a sign of an adept poet. Don’t change tenses if you don’t mean to. 11. Do your line breaks do everything they could for you? Are you breaking the line on “and” and “or”? The end words
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of a good poem will tell their own worthy story. Every line should be a little poem, strong and taut. 12. AHHHH verbs: Make your verbs work, labor, sweat, struggle, grind, toil, exert themselves, slave—you get the picture. And, while we’re at it, use of the verb “to be” should be taken under advisement. No poem should start out with “she was” or “he was” or “it was a dark and stormy night.” 13. And further, poetry asks for some specific detail—what are those little flowers called? Bluebonnets??? Orchids?? But in the end for truly great poems there are no rules: they do everything right and nothing in the way you expect it to be done. You will probably never write one of these poems, although I sincerely hope you do. I will surely never write one, although the hope of that is what keeps me at the computer day after day. When you have a dark night of the soul—think of The Boss. …show a little faith there’s magic in the night you ain’t a beauty but hey! you’re alright… – Bruce Springsteen, Thunder Road
Wendy Taylor Carlisle (wendytaylorcarlisle.com) has an MA in History from the University of Arkansas and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Vermont College of the Arts. She has studied with W.S. Merwin, Naomi, Shihab Nye, Lucille Clifton, Marie Howe, Fred Chappel, David Jauss, Marvin Bell, Jack Meyer, Poet Laureate of Texas, Phillip Dacey. She is the author of two books and two chapbooks of poetry. Her work has appeared in magazines, journals, newspapers and anthologies. She has won numerous prizes, been eleven times nominated for a Pushcart Prize, and she was part of the US delegation to the International PEN Conference, Bled, Slovenia. She has taught poetry workshops at UT Arlington, in Tampa, FL and San Jose and Mendocino, CA.
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Lively Entertainment By Kristal Kuykendall
By Kristal Kuykendall
Live music galore this weekend This weekend, Eureka Springs offers a plethora of awesome live music at several venues (see schedule below), but here are my picks for the best shows all weekend. AMERICANA-BLUEGRASS SATURDAY Josh Jennings has been writing and recording music for over 15 years. His songwriting skills earned him the top prize at last fall’s 65th Annual Ozark Folk Festival held here in Eureka, and he is scheduled to perform in the main event in 2013. In June 2012, Josh Jennings Band released its debut album, “Ol’ Car,” which has received great reviews (see below) and is being played on Spotify and Pandora as well as local country radio. Teaming up with lead vocalist, guitarist and frontman Josh is Bob Alexander, a seasoned flat-picker who adds a lot of drive to their sound, and Kris Hurt holds down the rhythm with upbeat, walking bass lines. The group performs all
originals, but they have a familiar feel and sound to them – likely thanks to the nature of Josh’s songwriting, which is filled with story-songs of his own experiences that we can all relate to. The band is currently set to release its second album this spring, and it will include 12 original songs written by Josh Jennings and Bob Alexander. “This album is a well-crafted example of the new sound the Josh Jennings Band has grown into,” say the guys. One Missouri music critic had this to say about Jennings and his band’s music: Jennings, of Neosho, is a prolific songwriter and draws inspiration for his lyrics through his own personal life, painting a verbal portrait of a moment in time. Miracles, tragedies, everyday occurrences all provide fodder for the lyrics that Jennings spills from some magic well deep inside his soul.
“Each song is like a page from my journal,” he said. “Personal experiences, good or bad, are the basis of each song. When people ask me what happened in my life to inspire this song or set of lyrics, I turn it around and ask them what the song means to them, because that’s the important thing – how it resonates in their own life.” Another wrote: “Listening to Josh Jennings’ CD, “Ol’ Car,” is a lot like sidling up to an old friend at the bar and doing some serious catching up. There are confessional tales of love lot and found, odes to life’s simple pleasures and a playful energy that gets the foot tapping along. That energy is a natural byproduct of the chemistry he has with fellow guitarist Bob Alexander. The two of them together create a sound that Jennings calls “Americana bluegrass.” “I write slower folk song. Bob is a flat-picker and plays bluegrass. We meet in the middle with our styles.” To hear samples of Josh Jennings Band’s songs, visit my music blog at www.CarrollCoNews.com/blogs/livemusicinnwa. Josh Jennings Band performs at ChelOpen Wed. & Thurs.
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sea’s Corner Cafe & Bar at about 9:30 p.m. Saturday. Ages 21 and up admitted. Admission will be $5. CELTIC-ROCK SATURDAY An up-and-coming Eureka Springs band consisting of three brothers – Josh, Chris and Nick Bower – is headlining a a two-band show Saturday night at Squid and Whale, after RK Ellis Band opens. The band, called SxRex — pronounced S-X-Rex — has one of the most unique and melodic folk-rock sounds I’ve heard in a while. Their sound features hard-rock drumming, blues-influenced bass lines and a heavy dose of Celtic and folk musical flavor — and a mandolin to boot; think Queens of the Stone Age meets Mumford & Sons but without the banjo. SxRex’s biggest strength is its soulful, on-the-mark lead vocals by personable and fun-to-watch frontman Josh Bower, who also plays mandolin and guitar, depending on the song. His brother, Chris Bower, a contributing songwriter, mans a mean bass guitar and contributes vocals as well. Youngest brother Nick drives the drum-kit and is a contributing songwriter. All three add their own flavor to the band’s overall sound and the development of the group’s scores of original tracks, which range in sound from straight-out rock to Celtic-flavored folk-rock and progressive-bluegrass tunes. Take a listen to these tunes, particularly the track “1879.” The group is known for long, variety-filled sets that include trippy instrumentals — think Ireland’s answer to Widespread Panic, plus psychedelics — and songs covering a wide range of genres, including Celtic rock (a la Flogging Molly and the Pogues), modern
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blues-rock (a la The Black Keys), reggae (a la Bob Marley), and progressive jamgrass (a la Mumford and Sons or Trampled By Turtles). They even have a comically heart-felt country song about a dog. SxRex also covers a wide range of popular hits, including tracks by Queens of the Stone Age, The Black Keys, The Misfits, Rage Against The Machine, Scissor Sisters, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Ween and Mumford and Sons, among others. To listen to some of the band’s tracks, visit my music blog at www.CarrollCoNews.com/blogs/livemusicinnwa. SxRex takes the stage at Squid and Whale Saturday night around 9 p.m. RK Ellis Band begins around 7 p.m. Ages 21 and up are admitted and no admission charge. THURSDAY, FEB. 7 • Chelsea’s, 10 Mountain St., 479-2536723: Jazz Night, 9 p.m. • Squid and Whale, 37 Spring St., 479253-7147: Vagabond Swing, 7 p.m. FRIDAY, FEB. 8 • Berean Coffee House, 4032 E. Van Buren, 479-244-7495: David & Desiree, 7-9 p.m.
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• Cathouse / Pied Piper, 82 Armstrong St., 479-363-9976: Live music, 8 p.m. • Chaser’s, 169 E. Van Buren, 479253-5522: Karaoke and Dance Party with Tiny, 9 p.m. • Chelsea’s, 10 Mountain St., 479-2536723: The Homewreckers, 9 p.m. • Eureka Live!, 35 N. Main St., 479253-7020: DJ & Dancing 9 p.m. to close • Eureka Paradise, 75 S. Main St., 479363-6574: Ladies Night • Henri’s Just One More, 19 1/2 Spring St., 479-253-5795: Jukebox • Jack’s Place / Centerstage Live, 37 Spring St., 479-253-2219: Karaoke with DJ Goose, 8 p.m. • The Lumberyard, 104 E. Van Buren, 479-253-0400: DJ/Karaoke, 8 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe, 2 N. Main St., 479253-2525: Springbilly, 6:30 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den, 45 Spring St., 479-363-6444: Jukebox • Rowdy Beaver Tavern, 417 W. Van Buren, 479-253-8544: Terry and the Executives, 8 p.m. • Squid & Whale: Guerrilla Blues Band See Lively, page 27
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Announcements & Meetings ESDN to host free blogging classes The Eureka Springs Downtown Network - Your Main Street Organization - will be offering a free Blogging for Business class in partnership with Cornerstone Bank at the Financial Center 152 E. Van Buren. On Thursday morning, Feb. 7, from 9 – 10 a.m. These classes are part of the Entrepreneur Development Series sponsored by ESDN and Cornerstone Bank. Everyone is welcome to attend. Note: Please park in the back portion of the parking lot at the Financial Center to allow banking customers easy access to the front door. Citizens Climate Lobby The Citizens Climate Lobby is having a brief organizational meeting from 5:30 – 6 p.m. on Thursday Feb. 7, at the Eureka Springs Library Annex. The group’s goals are to create the political will for a stable climate and to empower individuals to have breakthroughs in exercising their personal and political power. Bill Freeland will answer questions about the energy efficiency incentive programs offered by AEP SWEPCO and Source Gas for both residential and commercial customers. Glenna Booth will answer questions regarding Sustainability Guidelines for Rehabilitating Historic Buildings For info, go to citizensclimatelobby.org or call 479-244-0377. Good Shepherd Valentine cheesecakes The Good Shepherd Humane Society is now taking orders for Valentine’s Day homemade cheesecakes to raise money to open a new Berryville Doggie Thrift Shop to replace the one completely destroyed in a recent fire. Orders will be taken through Feb. 7 at 479253-9115 or online at goodshepherd-hs.org. Orders are prepaid only. Public meeting on old high school On Feb. 12, at 1:30 pm, there will be a public meeting to discuss the old Eureka Springs High School building. The meeting will be held at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, 207 West Van Buren in Eureka Springs. The purpose is to gather ideas for the building’s use. they will be meeting with the group “Breakthrough Solutions.” If you would like to contribue ideas, please join us next Tuesday. Little Switzerland Amateur Radio Club On Thursday Feb. 14, the Little Switzer-
land Amateur Radio Club will meet at noon at the Pizza Hut in Eureka Springs on Hwy. 62. We invited a speaker, John Nordlund, who is the tactical communications officer from the Arkansas State Health Dept. On Feb. 21 at 6:30 p.m., the club will meet at the Mercy Physicians building at 211 Carter St. behind the Berryville Mercy Hospital. Master Naturalists Classes to Start NWA Master Naturalists are accepting applications for spring training classes. Classes begin Feb. 16 at NWACC and continue Saturdays through May 18 at various locations. Information and applications are available at http://home.arkansasmasternaturalists. org or email nwamnContact@mn4arkansas. org. For information call 479-925-7097. Local Martial Arts Studio holds Women’s Self-Defense Seminar The Black Belt Mastery Center, a martial arts and life skills studio, will hold a oneday Women’s Self Defense course from noon to 2 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 16, and again on Sunday, Feb. 17. Admission for the seminar is $10 per person. For more info or to register, call 479-363-1122 or 479981-0378. The Black Belt Mastery Center is located at 3022 East Van Buren, Suite E, on the lower level of the Amish Collection building. BBMC entrance and parking are behind the building. Mercy Hospital to host Ham Radio licensing exam On Saturday and Sunday Feb. 16 and 17 from 8 a.m. to 4:30 p.m., the Mercy Hospital is sponsoring a Ham Radio class for the Technician license in the Day Room in the hospital. At the end of the class at 3:30 on Sunday the testing will be given for that license any other license for hams wishing to upgrade. Please bring a photo ID. For those upgrading, bring your original ham radio license or CSCE and a copy of it to send in after the test. To sign up for the class please email soler@ ochonline.com. The class is free but there is a fee for the test of about $15.00. Fundraiser for Payne Robert “Mark” Payne, a native of Eureka Springs and son of the late Shirley Payne, has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. For all of those that know him and his family, we ask for your help in getting him and his wife, Sandy, through this troubled time. A Benefit
Account has been opened at Community First Bank to help with expenses. We thank you for any support that you can give them. St. John’s Auxiliary-Berryville announces 2013 scholarship program SJAB is pleased to announce a scholarship application is now open for any graduating Carroll County high school student who plans to go into the field of medicine. High School counselors have been provided an application, or students may contact N. S. Stamps, SJAB Scholarship Committee, 386 C. R. 3082, Berryville, AR 72616 for an application. Applications and transcript copy must be completed and mailed with a postmark no later than noon, March 1, 2013. Wildflowers Christian Ministry women and children’s shelter fund Wildflowers Christian Chapel Women and Children Shelter Fund Goal is $444,000. To date the amount raised is $23,000. Please send donations to Wildflowers Ministry 6789 Hwy 62 West Eureka Springs AR 72632. Any amount will help us get this much needed Shelter opened. St. James community dinners St. James’ Sunday night community suppers will continue every Sunday until the end of March, 2013. The suppers are held each Sunday from 5-6:30 p.m. at the church, located at 28 Prospect Ave. in Eureka Springs. St. James’s suppers welcome anyone in the community. There is no charge for the meal. For details, call 479-253-8610. ONGOING SERVICES/MEETINGS Quilters Guild monthly meetings Whether you’re an experienced quilter or interested in learning a new art form, the Holiday Island Quilters’ Guild cordially invites you to its monthly meetings at the Clubhouse in Room A, lower level at 1 Country Club Drive in Holiday Island. Meetings are normally held on the 3rd Thursday of each month. For more information, call 363-6442 or visit the website https://sites.google.com/ site/holidayislandquiltguild/. Ham Radio Club For anyone interested in ham radio, the Little Switzerland Amateur Radio Club meets every second Thursday of the month at noon at the Pizza Hut on Highway 62 in Eureka Springs. For more information email email@example.com. Wildflowers Food Bank Wildflowers Food Bank is open every Fri-
day from 10:30 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you are in need of food, bring your ID and come to the Food Bank. If you are out of food anytime, you can call us Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and we will try to help you with enough food to get you to our Friday food bank time. Call first at 479-363-6408. Or call Wildflowers Ministry at 479-253-5108. Audiobooks and eBooks The Carroll County Library System now has eBooks and audiobooks available for download from your library’s website. For help call the Eureka Springs 479-253-8754 public library. Alateen meetings Sundays from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. For more information, call or text (479) 9819977, or e-mail ALATEEN1ST@gmx.com. Overeaters Anonymous Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Coffee Pot building behind Land O’ Nod at US 62 and Hwy. 23. More information: Barbara 479244-0070. Coffeehouse and outreach Berean Coffeehouse of Calvary Chapel of Eureka Springs hosts Youth Nights monthly with live music, activities and prizes. Coffeehouse open to the public 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday with extra hours and live music on Fridays 5 – 10 p.m. Worship Circle Fridays at 7 p.m. Casual Sundays at FUMC Come as you are and enjoy a free meal every Sunday night from 5:30 – 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall. Hwy. 23S across from Autumn Breeze Restaurant. The public is invited and children are welcome. For more information, call 479-253-8987or 479-981-0482. Drug problem? The Eureka Springs Coffee Pot Narcotics Anonymous Group meets Fridays at 5:30 p.m. at the Coffee Pot building behind Land O’ Nod Motel. Contact Shawn H. 417-2711084 or Robin S. 479-244-6863 for more information. Al-Anon Family Group meetings Eureka Springs AFG meets at the Coffee Pot behind the Land O’ Nod Motel Sundays at 11:30 a.m., Mondays and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. Coffee Break Women AFG meets at Faith Christian Family Church, Hwy. 23S, on Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m. For info: 479-363-9495.
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Wisecrack Zodiac ARIES: Forget what Yoda said; if there is no “try,” why do we have trial subscriptions and bad college decisions? Quit letting a Muppet tell you what to do and try something new on Friday. TAURUS: You can’t fix every problem, but you do know that trick with the photocopier and the coffeepot. That’s enough to earn you hero status on Monday. GEMINI: What you see as a problem is just good fortune wearing a funny mask. Step back and laugh so your karma can reveal itself. No pointing, though. That’s just rude. CANCER: If you want more lovin’ on Valentine’s Day, you have to give something first. Your sweetie wants something sparkly to wear, but that does not mean a bottle of stripper glitter. Whip out that paycheck and head into the jewelry store. LEO: In life, as in cooking, sometimes you have to make a few mistakes before you find that magical recipe. Do it right, and you’ll make someone’s buns rise to new heights. VIRGO: It’s all fun and games until someone slaps you upside the head with the Scrabble board. You may not win the game, but the tiles embedded in your face are worth at least 20 points. LIBRA: Some things are worth fighting for, but your parking space is not one of them. Talk out your disputes so you don’t have to defend your crazy ass in that YouTube video. Ain’t no one got time for that. SCORPIO: Your kindness knows no bounds. Really, you need to fence it in before it humps some stranger’s leg. Get a good leash so you can still give your kindness some walkies, though. SAGITTARIUS: The world is filled with winners and losers, but you can’t even find the ball park.
© Beth Bartlett, 2012 Want more? Visit Beth at www.wisecrackzodiac.com
Before you work on that swing, you need to improve your sense of direction. Otherwise, you’ll be picked last after that kid who eats his own boogers. CAPRICORN: There’s a bright spot in your day, and it sticks around until evening, making your world glow. If you still see it the next day, though, get your eyes checked. AQUARIUS: Everyone hopes that Lady Luck will shake her booty their way, but few chase after
her plainer sister, Hard Work. Go ahead and call her up; she’s always available, and you’ll sleep better at night. PISCES: Someone’s trying to mold you into shape. Little do they know you’re like Jell-O nailed to the wall; you just slide right back into place. Humor them for a while, then go all “The Blob” on them so they’ll appreciate you more. Answers on page 24
The Singing Upstairs
I live downstairs in a two-story house. Above me live some Arabian men Who work and talk and cook And laugh and sing.
Late at night, their angel songs Drift down upon my couch, Keeping me up, their pure tones Making me half glad of it. They’ll never know how their singing upstairs Unveiled to the woman below If not a world she’d find welcome, A most celestial music.
Some Thoughts About Ice The principle of the slow build up And the quick release: how icicles Formed, drop by drop, over days Are downed by an hour’s sun In a midwinter’s thaw. Seeing them go from the third floor cornice, The icy swords falling to shards, My mind forms a word: majesty— Majesty their cold length and girth, Majesty the force that takes Their danger back to water— That most common element. •••
Ann Carter is a Carroll County native with roots back seven generations. She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Arkansas. She lives and writes in Eureka Springs, where her book of poems, Sweetness, is available at Prospect Gallery and Studio 62.
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Area Anniversary Hams to celebrate 68 years of marriage
Keith and June Ham, residents of Berryville since 1968, celebrated their 68th wedding anniversary on Feb. 4, 2013. The couple were married on Feb. 4, 1945, at the Church of God on 5th Street in Hastings, Neb., with the Rev. Henry Kissinger officiating. Since gasoline and tires were rationed in 1945 because of the war, the couple had to take a train to Omaha, Neb., where they had planned a short honeymoon. The train was full of soldiers and the only place Keith and June could find to sit was in the dining car of the train. Upon arriving in Omaha, they were disappointed to learn their hotel reservations had been lost and the room they ended up with faced the alley and was directly above the dumpsters which they found out are emptied very early each morning. Needless to say, even though the honeymoon may have had a few glitches, their 68 years of marriage definitely turned out successful. Prior to moving to Berryville in 1968, Keith and June Ham owned a farming operation in Phillips County, Colo., where they farmed wheat, corn, beans, and sugar beets on more than 2,240 irrigated and dry land acres. Living in Holyoke, Colo., for 22 years, Keith and June maintained their farm with only the help of their four children: Konnie, Kevin, Kathy and Kristy. This kept the family extremely busy. Keith and June — along with their Colorado neighbors Fred and Charla Hagemann — relocated to Berryville in 1968. The Hams purchased the Warren and Helen Bay-
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ples for tasting. Compiled by Hinson and Vacation Rental staff, the cookbook features recipes from Holiday Island residents. Two of the most popular: Peter Cocozza’s Turkey and White Bean Chile, and Spanish Roast, seasoned with cocoa, cinnamon and cloves. “I try to have some samples with meat, so it’s not all sweets,” Hinson said.
ley ranch five miles west of Berryville on the Osage River. Keith and June were very impressed with this ranch and realized it would make an ideal working ranch, not to mention the serenity and beauty of the area. With high expectations and excitement, Keith and June established Osage Point Ranch. Their neighbors Ernest and Ruby Hair, along with Helen and Warren Bayley, were instrumental in advising Keith and June on how to manage grass and cattle in Arkansas. Neighbors Tom Collins and Velma Allred were also helpful. Keith and June began building a purebred Charolais herd. Their introduction of Charolais bulls had a tremendous effect on the cattle business in Carroll County. Keith, along with the help of Dick Pope, Tink Roberts, Edell Huskey and others, formed the Four Corners Charolais Association. In early 1970, Keith became president of the Carroll County Cattlemen’s Association and later was a board member for the Carroll County Conservation District, eventually becoming the statewide president of that organization. June always took pride in her yard and was awarded Outstanding Yard of Carroll County in 1973. The Hams were recognized as Outstanding Farm Family of the Year in 1970 and again in 1985. Keith remembers purchasing one of the first round hay-balers in the county and how obscure that concept seemed to be at the time. In 1976, Keith turned Osage Point Ranch operations over to his son Kevin and pur-
chased a new home and land 2 miles closer to town. The Hams named their new ranch Hilltop Charolais. Keith was awarded several honors through his outstanding grass and cattle management efforts and was part of the original committee that developed the Super Cow. June has been a longtime volunteer for the Berryville Chamber of Commerce and Hospital Auxiliary and was named the Citizen of the Week by the Lovely County Citizen. Keith serves on the First National Bank Board of Directors and retired in January 2005 after 20 years of service to the bank board. Keith served on the boards of the Soil Conservation and Berryville Rotary along with serving as Rotary president in 1982. Keith was also presented the Community Ambassador of the Year award. Keith and June are both active members of the Berryville United Methodist Church and have taken on various leadership roles
Festival goers can also pick up a Valentine’s Day gift at the silent auction of 150 items donated by local and regional businesses. New this year are stays at bed & breakfast inns, Branson show tickets, golf course passes and rides on the new Eureka Springs zipline. Gift baskets, clothing, jewelry and art are among the other auction items donated. “The support that the community has given us has been overwhelming,” Hinson said.
This year, the festival also benefits the Travelers USSA Youth Baseball Team. The Cassville students will act as greeters, Hinson said, with FACS students from Galena as servers. Students from the Main Stage program and Academy of Excellence will help set up and break down, Hinson said. “We’re really proud to put on the festival because it gives us the chance to help the children,” she said. “It not only generates funds for students to do things, but
throughout the years. They also volunteer for Mercy Hospital Berryville Auxiliary. Keith and June have four children: Konnie and husband Richard Sager; Kevin and wife Wenona Ham; and Kristy and husband Scott Estrem all reside in Berryville. Kathy and husband Terry Quast, formerly of Berryville, now reside in Springdale. The couple is blessed with many wonderful grandchildren and great grandchildren. According to a recent biography written by Keith and June, “God has been good to us and to Him we give the glory. Life passes like a cloud over the sea – here, there and gone. All we can do is cling together for awhile, remember the pleasures and give thanks for the passage.” In celebration of 68 years of marriage, the couple’s children are encouraging a card shower for their parents. Cards and letters may be mailed to Keith and June Ham, 946 CR 404, Berryville, AR 72616. they also participate in it.” The Ninth Annual Chocolate Lovers’ Festival is Saturday, Feb. 9, from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Conference Center, behind the Inn at 207 W. Van Buren (US-62). Contest judging starts at 9 a.m., with winners announced at noon. Silent auction from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tickets are $12 for adults, $6 children six and under. For more information, go to www.eurekachocfest. org.
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costs associated with energy-efficient home improvements. The Program also enrolls qualified contractors to provide customers with access to a network of experienced and licensed contractors to perform installations and energy efficiency services. “All I ask of a businessman is to make money,” says Landrum. “People are paying for these programs whether they’re taking advantage of them or not. When I approached City Council about approving the Greenhouse Gas Reduction Plan that had been prepared by the city’s consultant, Dr. Nick Brown, it was because the plan is a winner. This plan gets the city to a 50 percent reduction by 2020 and an 80 percent reduction by 2050. It meets obligations under the US Mayors’ Climate Protection Agreement, and makes us money doing it. [The plan] expands on existing programs in urban and park forest sequestration, recycling, and public transportation. It calls for policy changes (some at state level) to shift economics toward renewable energy supply. It provides a financing mechanism for property owners. It is respectful of Historic Pres-
It’s easy online The Eureka Springs Climate Action Progress committee maintains a website at https://sites.google.com/site/esclimateaction/home/take-action that offers educational links to help the normal citizen begin to change their energy habits economically and easily. Choices include: Calculating your household carbon footprint Learning about federal and state incentives Going on a Low Carbon Diet Upgrading your home (low income) Getting a free energy audit (Carroll Electric customer) Upgrading your home or business (SWEPCO customer) SWEPCO Residential Rebate Schedule SWEPCO Small Business Direct Install Program Upgrading to Energy Star LED lighting from Home Depot Upgrading to Energy Star LED lighting from Lowes Checking out an energy meter from the Eureka Springs Library For more info, go to citizensclimatelobby.org or call (479) 244-0377.
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ESHS Hoop Scoop
Highlanders split Friday, Saturday games Friday, Feb. 1 results The Highlanders played at Hartford against the Hustlers. Sr. Girls: This was a strange game from the outset. Eureka pitched a shut-out in the first quarter 7-0, more like a football score than basketball. It was 10-2 at the half. However, the Lady Hustlers were not down for the final count; they bounced back in the third quarter to outscore the Lady Highlanders 9-4, trimming the lead to 14-11. Hartford then pitched a shut-out in the final quarter to tie the game at regulation 14-14. The Lady Hustlers were hanging onto a 16-15 lead in overtime as the seconds ticked down. But they could not stop Taylor Osterhout, who hit a game winner with 20 seconds to go and a 17-16 win for the Lady Scots. Taylor Osterhout led the scoring with 13 points (7/10 FT) and Jazmin Urioste had 4. Their record is now 10-17, 3-8 in conference. Sr. Boys: The Scots were hot out of the gate. Trevor Lemme hit 2 3’s as part of his 10 point first quarter, in which Eureka raced to a 21-10 lead. But the second quarter was all Hartford; they scored 24 points to just 7 for the Scots and a 34-28 halftime lead. The Hustlers sharpshooter Ford hit 3’3s in a row (4 in the quarter) to overtake the Scots. The shell-shocked Highlanders just never totally regained their offensive rhythm as Hartford extended their lead to 13 in the third quarter which ended 48-38. The Scots got within 5 in the 4th quarter but 9/10 FT’s of the 11 points scored in the final quarter put the game away for Hartford 59-49. The Scots gave up a season high 9 3’s (6 by Ford) – he finished with 20 points. Hartford played with something to prove after recently losing a double overtime game and 2 back to back 1 point games in conference. The Highlanders had a very balanced attack with 4 players in double figures. The scoring was led by Dalton Johnson with 13 points (3 3’s), Trevor Lemme and Josh Premeau with 12 each, Tanner Allee with 10 and Jake McClung with 2. Their record is now 13-14, 5-6 in conference. Saturday, Feb. 2 results The Highlanders hosted the JC Westside
Sr. Girls: This may have been the best 3 quarters the Lady Highlanders have played all year. But the lack of depth and the fact that they played a tough overtime game at Hartford the previous night – and a long bus ride home – took its toll. The Lady Scots trailed only 15-14 at the quarter and 31-19 at the half. In the second half they seemed to be a half-step slow guarding the 3-ball and the Lady Rebels made them pay by stretching the lead to 47-34 at the 3rd quarter mark. They continued to rain down 3’s in the 4th quarter, leading to a 67-45 final – a total of 15 made 3’s for 45 of their 67 points. The Lady Highlanders were led in scoring by Taylor Osterhout with 22 points (5 3’s, 5/10 FT), followed by Abbey Moore with 12, Jazmin Urioste with 6, Samantha Mueller with 3 and Haley Comstock with 2. Their record is now 10-18, 3-9 in conference. No matter what happens in the final 2 games, Eureka Springs and Decatur will play in the first round of the District at Mountainburg in the 6th/7th place game on Monday, Feb. 11 at 7:00 pm. Sr. Boys: Unfortunately, play began to get rough as the first half continued and the refs did not take control. It set a bad tone for the game, with well over 50 fouls being called, and led to most of the key players fouling out by game’s end. The Highlanders jumped out to a 17-11 lead at the quarter behind 2 3’s by Trevor Lemme and the inside play of Josh Premeau with 7 points including 3/4 FT’s. They stretched the lead to 28-21 at the half. The Highlanders exploded for 24 third quarter points, for a 52-32 lead behind the inside play of Josh Premeau with 8 points, outside by Dalton Johnson with 9 points, and concluding with Jake McClung making a near half-court shot at the buzzer for the 20 point lead. However, the tide slowly began to turn as the fouls by the Scots mounted and a pressing defense gave them fits. They began rushing their shots and suddenly the lead was down to 6 at 63-57. During this 25-11 run, the Rebel’s Andrew Estop scored 15 points but had
to leave the game in the last 1:30 with leg cramps. He finished with 22 points. Jake McClung hit 3 of 6 FT’s to build the lead back up to 66-59 with 15 seconds to play, and the Scots held on for a 67-61 win. 6 players fouled out and 4 players had 4 fouls each at game’s end. The last quarter of 8 minutes took 40 minutes to play. But a win is a win even if it wasn’t pretty. The Highlanders were led by Josh Premeau with 24 points (10/11 FT), Dalton Johnson with 13, Jake McClung with 10, Trevor Lemme with 9 (3 3’s),Tanner Allee with 8 and Andrew Ritter with 3. They are now 14-14, 6-6 in conference. It is probably a necessity to win these final 2 home games to end 8-6 in conference and a chance for a 3rd/4th place finish and avoid having to play in the first round (5th-8th) of the District Tourney at Mountainburg on Monday, February 11. Thursday, Feb. 5 results The Highlanders hosted the Decatur Bulldogs. More details on the games will be posted online by Friday, Feb. 8. The Sr. Girls defeated Decatur 4133. They are now 11-18, 4-9 in conference The Sr. Boys lost to Decatur 33-21. They are now 14-15, 6-7 in conference.
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(of Fayetteville), 9 p.m. • Voulez-Vous Lounge, 63 Spring St., 479-363-6595: Leah & the Mojo Doctors, 9 p.m. SATURDAY, FEB. 9 • Chaser’s: Ozark Thunder, 9 p.m. • Chelsea’s: Josh Jennings Band, 9 p.m. • Eureka Live!: DJ & Dancing 9 p.m. to close • Eureka Paradise: Johnny Arredondo & Friends (no cover), 9 p.m. • Henri’s Just One More, 19 1/2 Spring St., 479-253-5795: DJ J, 9 p.m. • Jack’s Place / Centerstage Live: Blue Moon, 9 p.m. • The Lumberyard: Springbilly, 8 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe, 2 N. Main St., 479-253-2525: Blackout Boys, 11 a.m. - 4 p.m.; Mike Blackwell, 6:30 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den: Skillet Lickers, 7 p.m.
Eureka’s Conference Standings as of Monday, Feb. 4 *Listed by School, Conf/Overall Record, and Games Remaining BOYS: 1) Decatur, 11-1, 18-5, 2 GR 2) Magazine, 8-5, 8-13, 1 GR 3) JC Westside, 7-5,12-7, 2 GR 4) Hackett, 6-6, 9-12, 2 GR (has tiebreaker game scheduled with Eureka Springs) 5) Eureka Springs, 6-6, 14-14, 2 GR 6) Mountainburg, 5-7, 6-14, 2 GR 7) FS Union Christian, 3-8, 6-11, 3 GR 8) Hartford, 2-10, 3-16, 2 GR GIRLS: 1) Magazine, 12-1, 23-2, 1 GR (remains ranked #4 in state) 2) Mountainburg, 11-1, 20-2, 2 GR (remains ranked #5 in state) 3) Hackett, 8-4, 14-9, 2GR 4) FS Union Christian, 6-5, 11-8, 3 GR 5) JC Westside, 6-6, 10-9, 2 GR 6) Eureka Springs, 3-9, 10-18, 2 GR 7) Decatur, 2-10, 4-17, 2 GR 8) Hartford, 0-12, 0-20, 2 GR • Rowdy Beaver Tavern: Terry and the Executives, 8 p.m. • Squid and Whale: RK Ellis Band opens for SxRex, 7 p.m. • Voulez-Vous Lounge: Leah & the Mojo Doctors, 9 p.m. SUNDAY, FEB. 10 • Chelsea’s: Benefit for Dylan Sunday medical expenses with Centerfuze, Blue Moon and The Skinny Gypsies, 2 to 10 p.m. Live auction at 8 p.m. • Eureka Live!: Customer Appreciation Night specials 5 p.m. to close • New Delhi Cafe: Don Poohbah Nealer and Marie and Trella’s birthday party, 3 p.m. MONDAY, FEB. 11 • Chelsea’s: Springbilly, 9 p.m. TUESDAY, FEB 12 • Cathouse/Pied Piper: Step out for Mardi Gras Tour of Pubs, 4:30 p.m. • Chelsea’s: Buttered Rhythm Group (after Mardi Gras Tour of Pubs pub crawl), 7 p.m.-ish • Jack’s Place: Tour of Pubs pub crawl
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