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Entering a new era

Museum moves forward with makeover By Jennifer Jackson Bigger. Brighter. Cleaner. Uncluttered. That’s the impression visitors will get when they enter the newly-remodeled Eureka Springs Historical Museum when it re-opens next month. The makeover started in January with a facelift for the parking lot, which was repaved. Inside, new walls were erected to create an enclosed entry area. Visitors will pass under an archway in the back wall to view the new exhibits. A copy of the “Balm of Life” sign at Basin Park will be on the arch, which will lead to a new exhibit titled “Eureka Springs: The Town that Water Built.” “We are grateful that we are able to do more than we planned in the first phase,” said Carol Greer, board member. “We have nice sponsorship support.” Proceeds from the Living History cemetery tour and donations provided funds for

phase one of the remodel. The museum is now looking for sponsors, at $1,000 each, for the exhibits, including “The Town That Water Built,” transportation (stagecoaches, trains trolleys), historic postcards (Wish You Were Here) and a Victorian parlor. An exhibit on local architecture is being sponsored by the Warren and Eugenia Keck Memorials, Greer said. A third new interior wall was erected to route museum visitors through the exhibit space and out a doorway into the entry. From there, they can cross to a stairway leading to the second floor. Remodeling the stairway, formerly accessible by a door, was also part of phase one. “One of the big things that has opened up this area is opening up the stairway,” Greer said. See Museum, page 28

Local pieces in Crystal Bridges exhibit By Jennifer Jackson An exhibit containing items from the Eureka Springs Historical Museum opened Jan. 26 at Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art. The exhibit, “People and Places,” features pieces that make Northwest Arkansas and the Ozark region unique, and should pique interest that translates to increased cultural tourism. “Out of the 13,000 people coming through Crystal Bridges a day, some of them are going to come here to Eureka Springs to see the museum,” said Steven Sinclair, E.S. museum director. “This is free advertising for the whole town.” “People and Places” is the second collaborative exhibition mounted by Crystal Bridges. The first, titled “Sharing Our Story,” showcased items from Pea Ridge National Military Park, the Museum of Native American History in Bentonville, Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale and three others.

“The six museums saw a significant increase in visitors,” Sinclair said. “One saw an increase of 76 percent.” Items from E.S.H.M. include an Ozark Skag vase accredited to Charlie Stehm, a bronze statue of dancer Irene Castle by Florence Fish and a pottery platter by Gary Eagen. The exhibit, in the south corridor to the left of the main lobby, also features items from the Cherokee Heritage Center in Tahlequah, Okla., the Clinton Library in Little Rock, the Ralph Foster Museum in Point Lookout, Mo., the Daisy Airgun Museum in Rogers, and University of Arkansas Special Collections, Fayetteville. It will remain up through 2013. Crystal Bridges is located at 600 Museum Way, Bentonville. It is open Monday, Thursday, Saturday, and Sunday from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m., and Wednesday and Friday 11 a.m. to 9 p.m. Closed on Tuesdays as well as Thanksgiving and Christmas. There is no charge for admission.


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Chelsea’s burglarized Sunday; prints, evidence gathered By Don Lee According to the Eureka Springs Police Department, Chelsea’s Corner Café & Bar was burglarized of over $1,000 in the early hours of Monday, Feb. 11. Detective Thomas Acord of the ESPD said he was called to the bar Monday morning by owner Vicki “Sticks” Brown, who reported the theft. Employees Burton Hamilton and Keith Weitzman were also on hand with their testimonies. Chelsea’s had held a fundraiser Sunday night. Hamilton was tending bar at this time, and he said he’d closed the bar at midnight and spent until 12:50 a.m. cleaning and locking up. He said he was the last one in the bar and all the exterior doors were locked, and that he had exited through

the door behind the bar. Brown discovered the missing money when she came to work Monday. Four bags containing $1,070 were gone. A single roll of quarters was found on the stairs leading from the upper rear door of Chelsea’s to the bathroom. There were several indications someone had left the building after it was locked up, including an open wooden gate under the upper level gangway and the door to the bar area, normally secured from the bar side with a hook and loop, also left open. There was no sign of forced entry into the building, and Acord said it seemed likely someone had hidden inside the building until it was closed, then stole the money and left.

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Public meeting held to discuss fate of old high school campus

By Don Lee On Tuesday, a public meeting was held at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center to begin a dialogue that will be going on for months to come – namely, what to do with the old high school campus. The campus has been empty since the new high school opened Jan. 1 and the old campus is for sale – however, the Eureka Springs School Board has partnered with a group whose purpose is helping cities find uses for spaces just like this one. Breakthrough Solutions is a strategic planning and development program of the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture’s Cooperative Extension Service with partners in the public, private and non-profit sectors. The Breakthrough Solutions Program is a comprehensive, asset-based approach to developing communities and regions that are vibrant, sustainable and resilient.

In other words, they look at a town like Eureka and help it figure out how to maximize whatever it has going for it, not only in terms of natural beauty but also political, economic, social, overall quality of place and other factors. The meeting was coordinated between the school district and the Chamber of Commerce. Much of the meeting was devoted to interaction with the public – the room was packed – and suggestions for use of the new property ranged from new city hall, community center and satellite university campus, to trade school, hospital annex, business incubator and senior center. Dr. Mark Peterson from the Cooperative Extension Service led the meeting, aided by engineer Ed Levy. They showed examples of the successful transformation See School, page 12

City contemplates dealing with crumbling Black Bass Dam By Don Lee Members of City Council and several department heads met at Black Bass Dam last Thursday to discuss the deterioration of the historic dam and possible solutions to the problem. The issue has been building for years. Alderman Dee Purkeypile, a civil engineer with 30 years’ experience in geotechnical issues, led the discussion. He said he’d first examined Black Bass Dam in 2004, when he arrived in the area, and he found its condition far less deteriorated than it is now. “Black Bass Dam is crumbling as we stand here,” he said. “It is a slow failure, but it is a failure nonetheless.” The 117-year-old dam was origi-

nally lower than it currently is, but later it was raised and a facade was built on it. This facade is now failing. Purkeypile suggested the first step to fixing the dam would be to lower the lake level and seal the area where the dam was originally raised – this area has allowed the seepage that is slowly eating away the dam from the inside. “You could tear the whole thing down,” Purkeypile said, “but that would be a costly project, and then you’d have nothing, not even a dam.” Other solutions include piling riprap, or rubble against the base of the dam, perhaps up almost to the top. While cheapest, this solution would be the least aesthetic and would hide See Dam, page 23

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Mayor salary raise on table at City Council meeting; council accepts application for second taxi service By Don Lee I’m not even asking for a franchise, just for The most recent Eureka Springs City a healthy chance to run a business I love in Council meeting Monday night was domi- a city I love.” nated by a pair of considerations. One was Alderman Terry McClung, who was on whether to adjust the mayor’s salary to council during previous taxi deliberations, reflect the full-time nature of the job; the encouraged following the application proother was whether or not to accept an ap- cess as outlined in city code. “For our proplication from Abundant Transportation to tection I think we should just follow it by operate a second taxi company in the city. the way its laid out,” he said. “The other Alderman Dee Purkeypile brought the party has to provide us a list of needs, etc. second agenda item forward. “Several of I think we need that in a formal application us have recently received a request for an and to set a hearing.” application for another taxi service in the One dimension of this problem that has city,” he said. “From looking at video doc- plagued commissioners for years involves umentation going back to 2006, it appears a snafu with city code when, in 2005, the what we currently city’s ordinances were have in our books a codified, but in the pretty simple code for process many ordi“This man in good faith taxi cabs. All it says nances were left out. wants to do business in is anybody can come “It’s a real mess,” town. The new tourist forward and request said Alderman Joyce from the Council a season is upon us. It doesn’t Zeller. certificate of public City Attorney Tim matter if we have two taxinecessity authorizing Weaver weighed in cab companies. The most such a business in opon the issue of codefficient will survive. I don’t ification problems. erations. The only other stipulations are that see we can prevent this man “Whether or not our if they’re approved, code book is current, doing business in town.” they have to have a liwhen you codify them – Joyce Zeller cense, post routes, etc. in a reference docuAt this point in time, ment like this, the orit’s a little confusing dinances are still the where we stand. I’m struggling a little, be- law, not the codification, so whatever is cause apparently this is a big can of worms. in your book, if it doesn’t match what’s But we need to open up the dialogue. Both recorded with the clerk, is not the law,” parties are here.” he said. “The ordinances are the law. So Present at the meeting were Cody Ste- until you know from the city clerk exactussy of Abundant Transportation and Da- ly which ordinances are in existence, you vid “Fuzzy” White of Eureka Taxi. aren’t sure what you have in your code “I’ve been here before and covered the book. When the code service put the code same issues,” Steussy said. “I know you’ve together they did a very poor job on this gotten emails and letters speaking to the section. First find out what’s recorded in city’s transportation needs. I’ve come to your clerk’s office; hopefully it’s indexed speak to legalities. While a franchise lim- so she can find them.” its the number of businesses in a category, City Clerk Ann Armstrong said former according to the Arkansas Supreme Court, City Clerk Mary Jean Sell had indeed left as well as Attorney General opinion, there behind an index to the city’s ordinances. have to be at least two businesses in a franZeller advocated approving Steussy’s chise situation. Otherwise you have a mo- application. “It’s ridiculous we’re denying nopoly. You can’t allow just one. Business- this man the chance to do business in this es do their best with healthy competition. town,” she said. “This man in good faith

wants to do business in town. The new tourist season is upon us. It doesn’t matter if we have two taxicab companies. The most efficient will survive. I don’t see we can prevent this man doing business in town.” Steussy had provided the council with a booklet which included all information necessary to present as part of his application, and in the end, McClung made a motion to call the question – meaning to put the issue to a vote – and council agreed to accept the pamphlet as Steussy’s application and decided to set a public hearing at the first City Council meeting in March, to give the necessary 20 days public notice. Mayor’s salary to go up Mitchell brought the question of raising the mayor’s salary to the table. “It’s evident both the current and prior mayor spent a lot of time in office doing the work of an executive,” Mitchell said.

“Isn’t it about time the city has a full time executive doing the job for this city in all that it encompasses?” Mitchell added he found it unacceptable the city’s mayor made less money than the department heads who worked for him. McClung disagreed. “Mayors knows full well what they’re getting into here,” he said. “This town depends a lot on volunteerism. That’s part of the deal, just like sitting at this table. That’s just the way it is in my mind. No offense to the mayor. If you’re going to make it a [full-time] job, make it into a [full-time] job. If you want to hire a city administrator you can have that kind of control over, fine. Otherwise let it go.” Although the city attorney pointed out it is within the power of the council to raise the mayor’s salary at any point and See Council, page 26

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Planning discusses greenspace vacating notification process, re-definition of B & B By Don Lee The Eureka Springs Planning Commission met with a bare quorum Tuesday night to work through a handful of issues. Primary on its list were discussions of the notification process when vacating greenspace in the city; and a request for a re-definition what constitutes a bed and breakfast. Parks & Rec Director Bruce Levine approached Planning with a request: That they consider the possibility of Parks changing its procedures requiring notification of all property owners within 200 ft. of the affected property. “Previously you were required to give notification to affected property owners within a 200 ft. radius around the property,” Levine said. “In examining that, we felt we may not be doing justice by other people directly affected, which in this case would be the landowners along the length of the street. So we are considering changing it from ‘a 200 ft. radius’ to ‘properties adjoining the length of the street.’ Everything else in the procedures is as it always has been.” Some questioned the change as excessive. Commissioner James Morris suggested either extending the radius to 500 ft., or else requiring registered letters be sent to property owners within 200 ft., but with unregistered letters being sent to the rest of the property owners who would be affected. Levine said ultimately it was City Council which technically vacated the property and suggested streamlining the multiple public notice process as applications move through Parks to Planning to City Council. Levine said while City Council could choose the vacating process using an ordinance that requires asking all affected parties along the road at any point to sign off on the vacation, in fact Council usually used a different ordinance in state

code. “Despite what city code says in this issue, the city may vacate under another statute, as one of the automatic powers and duties of a city council,” Levine said. “And that’s usually how they do it.” Chairwoman Beverly Blankenship rounded out the conversation by saying she intended to think about the issue, look back through city code in relevant areas, and bring it all back to the table for the next meeting. She urged Levine to “give us an outline of what we need to know, as commissioners, in regard to vacations, so we’re all on the same sheet of music. I do feel a checklist, basically, needs to be a part of our code.” Changing what is a Bed and Breakfast Doug Breitling came next before Planning to ask they reconsider the legal definition of what constitutes a Bed and Breakfast. Breitling, and his wife are the owners of Arsenic and Old Lace, a B&B in Eureka. Breitling’s request was simple. He said the existing definition for a B&B limits the number of rooms allowed to “an arbitrary five.” Breitling proposed changing the definition so it would encompass more of the actual factors impacting the city, primarily parking. “However,” Breitling said, “when a B&B jumps from five rooms to six, other factors begin to kick in. For example, you are required to have a commercial kitchen at six rooms, which means making whatever changes are necessary in your kitchen to comply, plus health inspector visits. And so if your room rates are not at a level where you really need that sixth room, there’s no reason to do it. Practically speaking, the current parking requirement of one spot per room plus two extra will in and of itself limit the number of rooms they have have anyway, right there.” Blankenship put the item on the agenda for the next meeting.

Operation Shower aims to provide for military moms-to-be By Jennifer Jackson Leann Morrissey will be in town this weekend to attend the first community baby shower in Arkansas for military moms-to-be. Morrissey, who is from Berryvillle, is the co-founder and CSO – Chief shower Officer – of a nation-wide nonprofit called Operation Shower, which holds unit-wide baby showers on military bases for spouses of deployed military personnel and women on active duty who are expecting. “This is a huge help for us as we typically shower 40 moms-to-be at a time and need lots of baby gifts,” Morrissey said. The drop-in shower will be at the ECHO Clinic, 4004 E. Van Buren, between 3 p.m. and 5 p.m. on Sunday, Feb. 17. Guests are asked to bring an unwrapped gift that can be easily shipped

to Missouri. They can drop the gift off or stay for refreshments and shower games, according to Clare Doss. Doss is a Berryville student who suggested that the Youth Advisory Council of the Carroll County Community Foundation, of which she is a member, host the event. “I’m trying to get a state-wide service project to benefit Operation Shower,” Doss said. “We would hold baby showers all over the state.” Morrissey is the daughter of retired Berryville librarian Carol Ann Engskov and Paul Engskov of Holiday Island. She graduated from Berryville High School in 1988, and was a lawyer in Houston. She now lives in Clayton, a suburb of St. Louis, with her family. She started Operation Shower in 2007 when her uncle, Lt. Col. Mark Stubbs, was deployed See Shower, page 27

Quiz Bowl team returns with trophy The Eureka Springs Middle School Quiz Bowl team left early Saturday morning and traveled to Hector to compete in the regional Quiz Bowl Competition. The team returned after a very long day with their 4th place trophy. The school would like to thank all the dedicated parents who made the six-hour trip there and back and those who served as judges, and Tim Adams for serving as scorekeeper all day. Team members from left, back row, include Eponine Bennett, Rachel Adams and Madison Eastburn, and front row, Jordon Henley, Emma Rorick and Sara Bloch. Photo Submitted


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Local businessman dies at age 72

Revamping the Fine Art of Romance

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John Lawrence Thurman, a motel builder, owner and operator since 1970 dies after a lengthy battle with cancer


n 1970 John and his dad Lawrence built one of the first mom & pop motels in Eureka. 7 motels stand on hwy 62 because of his hard work and dedication. LA-FA motel (now the Trails Inn) was the first he built. Rooms were $7 a night with a black and white TV in the room. At that time there were only 4 other motels on the strip – Land O’ Nod, Le Roi, Mount Air and the Joy Motel. In 1972, he sold LA-FA and went on to build Pine Top Lodge, Traveler’s Inn (now America’s Best Value Inn), J & L Enterprises (a commercial rental, now Brayden Suites), Thurmans Lodge, Razorback Lodge and Apple Blossom Inn. The last two he still owned. He loved this town and the people in it. It was home. He prayed for the businesses to have success – often. He grew up in Eureka with his father managing the Crescent Hotel from the late 40’s to the early 60’s. He served his country in the U.S. Navy from 19601962. He was a man with a generous heart, talked ill of no one and wanted the best for everybody. He attributed all of his success to his belief in God and his unwavering tithing to his church. He believed when God asked for 10% – you gave 15%. He was an avid Nascar fan always looking forward to Spring when he could head to the Great American Speedway in Fort Worth – Go Dale Jr.! After being diagnosed with cancer in 2008 he remained strong. He believed with God, all things were possible. Through all of his sickness he never complained. He believed God had a plan and whatever that plan was it was good. Even though he never received his healing here – he now has ultimate healing with his Lord. He will be greatly missed by his town, family and church. Sincerely, The Thurman Family

Store co-owner Leslie Meeker, right, helps Lilah Stiger with a display of stockings on the new side of the shop, created when a wall was taken out and the floor space expanded. Photo by Jennifer Jackson

By Jennifer Jackson In olden days, according to the Cole Porter song, a glimpse of stocking was looked on as something shocking. At the Fine Art of Romance, customers get more than a glimpse of stocking, lingerie and lacy undergarments that in previous generations rarely saw the light of day. The upscale lingerie shop reopened last Saturday after an extensive expansion both horizontally and vertically: a wall was removed between the stop and the adjacent store space, vacated in December, and the drop ceiling removed. What was revealed: a high tin ceiling, which workers sanded and painted a metallic bronze. “That’s the best thing we did,” said Travis Holloway, whose company, Travis Holloway Construction, did the remodel. His crew also installed crown mold-

ing to match the molding in the original space and built new dressing rooms in the new space. Glamourous touches include a chandelier and a large ottoman outside the dressing rooms, whose doors are framed with brocade curtains. A gas fireplace in a bank of shelves built on site adds a warm touch. New flooring was installed on the original side of the store. “We did it in 30 days,” Holloway said. “We started Jan. 2 and finished Feb. 2.” Store owners Leslie Meeker and Kelly Breslau have hired two new staff, Caitlin Johnson and Sarah Peters, and added new sections of fitness and activewear, along with new lines of loungewear. The grand opening is Thursday, Feb. 14, from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m., with refreshments and live models showing more than a glimpse of stocking. The Fine Art of Romance is located at 60 Spring Street.

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Veni, Vidi, Eureka Red shirts invade Little Rock, take concerns to Capitol steps By Jennifer Jackson ture, a move that has the support of the Arkansas state legislators came, ate and governor, Bishop said. Sen. Johnny Key discovered what issues were on the minds (R-Mountain Home) and Sen. Joyce Elof Eureka Springs business and commu- liott (D-Little Rock) are expected to innity leaders at a luncheon hosted by the troduce the new legislation on the Senate Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce floor, he said. last week in Little Rock. Catered by the “They were there and we were able to Basin Park Hotel Balcony Restaurant, the facilitate meeting with them one on one,” lunch drew more than 125 lawmakers, Bishop said. agency directors and staff, according to Chamber staff Debbie Coleman and Mike Bishop, Chamber director. Donna Shepard, board president DebAnd none had trouble identifying their bie Hartsell and spouse Rick Bost drove hosts. to Little Rock with The Eureka delBishop the day before egation focused on Tuesday’s luncheon. “We each wore a red issues affecting the On Monday, they vislogo-shirt with Eureka local economy and loited the office of the cal education, Bishop Springs on it. It makes quite Arkansas Hospitality an impression when you said, with economic Association, an umdevelopment a main brella organization have more than 20 people talking point. With a for the state Lodging, in red shirts. You can’t miss population of 2,200, Restaurant and Travthis group.” Eureka Springs does el associations. They not qualify for state also visited the Arkan– Mike Bishop economic developsas Chamber of Comment funds or new merce and Economic business incentives, he said, which go to Development office. big business and big industrial employOn Tuesday morning, they attended ers. The Eureka Springs delegation told a breakfast meeting put on by the Great legislators that providing block grants Passion Play leadership team for area of $20,000 to certified Main Street pro- pastors at First Baptist Church. That aftergrams and community development cor- noon, Kent Butler, GPP public relations porations would have a ripple effect in the director, gave the prayer at the opening of communities that receive them. the Senate’s afternoon session. Sen. Bry“If there were incentives, we could an King (R-Berryville) invited Bishop, probably get more people to invest in our Hartsell and Dan Mumaugh, head of the community,” Bishop said. Chamber’s government affairs commitThe delegation included Al Larson, tee, to join him on the Senate floor and Karen Gros and Sam Kirk of the E.S. introduced them as his guests after the School Board and Superintendent Curtis opening prayer. Turner. Their focus: the URT (uniform The entire delegation visited the govrate of tax) issue. The E.S. School Dis- ernor’s office on Tuesday afternoon and trict won a lawsuit, upheld by the State posed for a photo with Gov. Mike BeeSupreme Court, to retain tax revenue col- be. In all, 22 people from Eureka Springs lected in the district above the standard made the trip. millage rate of 25 mandated by the state. “We had a good day and a good showBut the General Assembly may enact new ing,” Bishop said. legislation that will change that in the fuThe Eureka delegation brought post-

The Eureka Springs delegation meets Gov. Mike Beebe in his office to have their photograph taken. From left are Jack Moyer, Curtis Turner, Debbie Coleman, Dick Kelsey, Donna Shepard, Gov. Beebe, Scott Smith, Karen Gros, Diane Wilkerson, Mike Bishop, Tanya Smith, Bill Ott , Dan Mumaugh (partially visible), Morris Pate, Terry McClung, Debbie Hartsell (partially visible), George Purvis, Dave Teigen and Al Larson. Photo Submitted

er-sized versions of tourism publications to display at the luncheon, held on the capitol campus in the Capitol Hill Apartments’ dining room. All of the promotional material had a swash of the signature Eureka Springs school color, red. “They couldn’t go to the luncheon without knowing who was giving it,” Bishop said. The stressed the importance of tourism to Eureka Springs and its reciprocal benefit to the state, he said. Carroll County consistently ranks fourth

in collection of sales tax derived from tourism, Bishop said, after Little Rock, Hot Springs and the Bentonville/Rogers area. Most of the Carroll County revenue comes from Eureka Springs, he said. The importance of maintaining the budget for the state Tourism and Parks Department, the main advertising arm for the state as a tourist destination, was also a talking point. “We let them know we are alive and well, and a major contributor to the state coffers,” Bishop said.


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Editorial On why we should have a full-time mayor At its last meeting the City Council authorized the city attorney to draft an ordinance saying that the mayor’s salary would go from $18,000 to $36,000 effective Jan. 1, 2014. Immediately questions were raised by some as to the appropriateness of doubling the pay of what has always been considered a “volunteer” position, comparable to the aldermen themselves. The pay is not commensurate with the work, but that’s showbiz, which is to say, volunteerism. Not to deprecate volunteerism. One senses a lack in modern education having to do with basic issues of civic duty and responsibility. We took Civics in junior high the semester right after Geography. We are lucky to have a large bank of motivated citizens who spend countless hours in those chairs down there squeezed into city hall trying to untangle this week’s mare’s nest. Point is, despite the dedicated group we do have, we as a community desperately need more active volunteers for the various commissions, many with several open seats. Planning right now has a bare quorum of four. If for ANY reason someone is ill or otherwise unable to attend, there is no meeting. But back to the mayor. Like the typical commissioner – and yes it is a lot of work being on a commission if you care about what you’re doing – the mayor is also always on duty no matter where he goes. The supermarket, the jogging trail, church, whatever. It’s like being a doctor with everyone showing you their sore elbows. And if the present mayor and former mayor Dani Joy are any indication, there is more than enough to do in that office to keep a man or woman occupied 40+ hours a week. They not only do their daily chores, but they do a hundred other side projects that are supposed to take an hour but last three, and they attend more meetings than the newspaper does. And for this they get $18,000. As Alderman David Mitchell said the

other night at the meeting, we find it an outrage that the executive branch of our city government, the mayor, makes less than the department heads who answer to him. It isn’t only an issue of unfair pay. It also means most of the people who are in a position to run for mayor are those who are either retired – Mayor Pate is a retired police detective – or who maintain a separate business, as Mayor Joy did with Casa Colina. Nobody who has to work full-time for a living really has time to be mayor, because it’s a full time job too, except it doesn’t pay. With all due respect to the alderman who suggested volunteerism was part of the job and always had been and everybody knows that going in, true enough; however, you are relying on a much smaller pool of candidates with the low pay. There aren’t always candidates like the last two mayors available to run every time. Increase the pay, maybe you encourage the nutjobs to crawl out from the woodwork and sign up, but hopefully the nutjobs will fall by the wayside – although you can never tell around here – and maybe some good candidates will come forward you wouldn’t have seen otherwise. Some have suggested, if we are to follow this course, that the city do away with the mayor, or make it a “ceremonial” position – for cutting ribbons, perhaps, or riding in parades – and hire a city administrator. The city administrator form of government certainly works in many places, but it has been rejected here more than once, and we wonder why. Maybe it’s just the basic democratic idea of “mayor” – not “city administrator with the desk and the file cabinet blah blah,” but Mayor. Possibly in fact the two roles would be practically identical, the full-time mayor and the full-time city administrator, but maybe it’s as simple as the fact “mayor” just has a better ring to it. Does to us anyway.

Citizen of the Week Although typically our Citizens of the Week are local, this week we want to honor comedian, actress and animal lover Ellen DeGeneres and her wife, actress Portia de Rossi, who recently sent Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge a check for $5,000 to help relocate the Riverglen tigers. TCWR is in the process of moving the last of 34 tigers who needed new homes to Turpentine Creek. Turpentine Creek says the donation was a result of the refuge’s connection with DeGeneres’ friend Alison Eastwood, who filmed a segment for the “Animal Intervention” television show at Riverglen in 2011. However it worked, we want to thank these good-hearted celebrities for putting their money where their mouths are. The tigers say thanks too.

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What do

think Citizen Opinion by Don Lee

What do you think of the idea of making the mayor’s position a full-time job, rather than part-time, as it is now, with a commensurate salary?

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‘Live from the heart’; change isn’t all bad Beau Satori

Former Mayor

“I think the mayor’s is a full-time job whether he wants it to be or not, and he needs to be paid accordingly. When you’re the mayor, you’re the mayor 24/7.”

Patrice Gros

Organic Gardener “The job is complex enough it could certainly be full time.”

Mickey Schneider

Richard Grinnell

“I think there should be an option for full-time vs. part-time mayor, depending on how many hours he or she is willing to spend at the job.”

“If we are going to do that, I feel we should go ahead and go to the city manager form of government.”


Historic District Commissioner

Denys Flaherty Mike Bishop Eureka Springs Cheerleader #1

“As long as every employee gets the same type raise, I’m all for it.”

Chamber of Commerce

“I think it’s already a full-time job.”


Editor: Lately I’ve noticed some interesting things amongst friends, colleagues, and others. We share a great fear of being embarrassed. This fear keeps us from speaking the truth we hold in our hearts. It also stops us from speculations, from imaginings, from trying something new. Perhaps we spoke up once in the past, but someone we respected told us we were wrong, that it would never work, that we were foolish for not staying with the tried and true ways. Maybe we had an idea for doing something in a different way than it had always been done, but when we tried, it didn’t work out as we thought it would. Maybe someone even laughed at us for trying. And we vowed to never speak our mind again, to never walk the road less traveled, to follow the crowd quietly (at least on the outside). But that was then; this is now! I have often heard a quote, which is attributed to many different authors, so I won’t attempt to cite it correctly as being said by anyone in particular. The gist is that when a new idea is put forth, people say it is ridiculous. Next they say it’s been tried before and it won’t work. Finally, they say they always knew it was true.  During this shift in paradigm we are experiencing, let’s leave behind our fears of failure and ridicule. Instead, let’s live from the Heart, listening for what is good and pure and true. I don’t want to allow the past to pred-

Citizen Survey What do you think would be the best use of the old high school campus? m A youth/community center m Use the parking lot for the farmers’ market m New city hall m Satellite college campus m Trade school m Hospital annex Go to and weigh in. Vote by Wednesday 9 a.m.

icate the present. To quote Paulo Coelho: “It’s what you do in the present that will redeem the past and thereby change the future.” — Marsha Havens

Missing Randy Editor: On behalf of my late husband, Randy, I want to thank his incredible family, many, many friends, and customers for all your love and caring and help. Randy has left a hole in our hearts that will never heal. I’ve been thinking about all of the good times we had together, the love we shared, the fun and all the wonderful adventures. We had so many dreams left to share, so many plans for all the tomorrows. The days and nights are so lonely. I miss him and want him here with me. When I close my eyes, I see all the memories; the way he looked, the sound of his voice, his laughter and the feel of his arms around me. Randy was the kindest, gentlest, most generous man I know. When we met, it was love at first sight. There are lyrics to a song that sums up life without him. “Traveling and being doesn’t mean anything without you. I will have to live this life just going through the motions.” I love you Randy and I will always, always miss you. You were my life. A celebration of Randy’s life will be held this spring. Kay Middleton


57 votes cast

How do you feel about the Post Office’s announced plan to stop Saturday mail deliveries? m Sounds good to me.: 57.9% (33 votes) m I think our mail system should stay the same.: 10.5% (6 votes) m The government should allow them to do what they can to sur-

vive.: 22.8% (13 votes) m Once they stop Saturdays, other carriers will move in.: 1.8% (1 vote) m This will sure make it hard on the carriers making up the lost day.: 7.0% (4 votes)

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The responding officer was unable to locate a vehicle of that description on site. 5:23 p.m. – A female individual came by the police station to report harassing communications. 8:03 p.m. – A caller reported a missing person. The lady in question had dropped her sister off on Owen Street but never made it back home to Pivot Rock Road. The caller advised the driver did not normally drive at night and “may be disoriented and not know where she is.” A “Be On The Lookout” was sent to Carroll, Madison, Benton, Washington, Stone and Barry counties. The driver was located later by the Maumelle police department, and the family was contacted to come pick her up. February 6 1:08 p.m. – A vehicle vs. motorcycle accident was reported near the Razorback Gift Shop. An officer took the report. 8:25 p.m. – A caller from a local food mart reported two customers had shorted the store $4 by rolling coins but not putting the right amount in the rolls. They will report it again tomorrow when they find out exactly who dropped off the change. 9:15 p.m. – A caller from Mill Hollow Road advised she had run into a ditch and needed help. CCSO took over the scene since it was outside city limits. 10:52 p.m. – A caller reported the license plate had been stolen off a truck he had for sale sitting at Rock House Road and US Hwy 62 East. An officer took the report. February 7 11:07 a.m. – An officer filed a report in reference to a threat that was made by a student. 9:10 p.m. – A local bakery called to report someone had left a 10” television in front of the store. They will leave it there till the morning to see if anyone picks it up. February 8 1:36 a.m. – Two female guests at a big local hotel reported they were threatened by a male with a gun who had stood outside their door. They were at the front desk and the male was in his room. The

responding officers found everything okay. A report was taken. 9:10 a.m. – A guy turned himself in for an outstanding warrant for failure to appear on driving suspended and careless driving. He posted a professional bond and was released with a court date. 9:40 a.m. – A caller from the elementary school reported a dog trying to get under the fence to the playground where children were at recess. The responding officer found the dog had left the school before he arrived and was located outside the city limits but was no longer a threat. Poor dog just wanted to play with some kids! 2:26 p.m. – The building inspector checked on a complaint re: a sign code violation on Spring Street. The property owner was contact and the violation corrected. 3:55 p.m. – The elementary school called to advise they had a little girl missing. She was supposed to have been on the bus. Fortunately, the kindergardener was located at a house on Benton Street. She had gotten off at the wrong house. 5:20 p.m. – A caller reported a plumbing problem on Washington Street. It was reported to Public Works. 6:42 p.m. – A caller from Hayes Avenue requested an officer to check on a neighbor whom she believed had passed away. The responding officer contacted the coroner for an unattended death. 10:11 p.m. – A caller from Wall Street reported a noise complaint. Drums, specifically. Turned out the neighbors were having band practice but shortly wrapped it up for the night. February 9 1:58 A.M. – A routine traffic stop near some local treehouses resulted in the arrest of an individual for DWI, implied consent, driving on a suspended driver’s license, driving left of center and drinking on a public highway. 12:43 p.m. – A caller from near 1st Street and Douglas reported her husband had backed into an electrical pole. A report was taken. 3:44 p.m. – A caller wanted to report a robbery that happened five years ago at a local liquor store. The caller agreed to call back on Monday in reference to the incident.


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of neglected properties into beautiful and useful public spaces, including the River Market in Little Rock and others. “When all the different parts of a community have a shared vision,” Peterson said, “it is possible to leverage your assets into spaces the benefit the whole community.” Because the old campus is away from the main tourist area, downtown, but is on US Hwy 62, Levy suggested it would make an idea combination of community center, satellite classes, city hall or boys and girls club. Mayor Morris Pate spoke about the city’s hopes for the space: it would allow city offices to get away from cramped downtown facilities, free the city from paying rent to the county and would make good use of what’s known 3:59 p.m. – The guy who was arrested Saturday morning early for DWI, implied consent, driving on a suspended driver’s license, driving left of center and drinking on a public highway, got out of jail but said he did not get back a diamond and gold earring with his other property. The police called him back to advise him his earring was in his cigarette case where he’d asked them to put it. And yes, he found it there. 4:06 p.m. – A caller from Main Street downtown called needing a jump. The police responded and got her back on the road. 8:14 p.m. – A worried mother called police to say her daughter was overdue coming back to Holiday Island from Eureka. She said the daughter had called an hour and a half earlier but nothing since. Anyway, Mom called back later to say they’d tracked her down and she was safe at home. People need to call their mama! February 10 1:02 a.m. – A caller from North Main reported a couple outside on the sidewalk being very loud for the last 20 minutes. The officer responding spoke to a nearby couple but was unsure if it was

as Building 100 on campus, which may have some issues that need dealing with, such as the roof or the asbestos flooring tiles. A new fire station could be built on the existing parking lot and relieve severely cramped parking for the fire department. The last thing anybody wants for the space, Levy said, is that it be abandoned, windows broken, vandalized. Local organic farmer Patrice Gros advocated turning part of the parking lot into the farmers’ market, and many agreed. This meeting will be only the first of a series, Peterson explained, and future planning sessions will take place at different times to allow as much public participation as possible. For more information on Breakthrough Solutions and the Cooperative Extension Service, go to http://www. the same ones. Nobody else was around. Glad they worked it out. 1:45 – An officer noticed a vehicle behind a local inn and found a couple sleeping in it. He gave them a ride to a nearby hotel to get a room for the night. 11:04 a.m. – A caller advised of a “very large dog” running around North Main. The responding officer arrived to find an enormous mastiff in its own yard. When the officer approached, the guilty beast jumped over the fence into the back yard. The officer talked to the owner about keeping it contained. 1:05 p.m. – While on patrol, an officer located two campers camping behind a local hotel. He advised them they had to leave and the laws about camping out in town. (Don’t.) They advised they were just passing through and would be leaving the city immediately. 2:04 p.m. – Carroll County Sheriff’s called to say a lady on Forest Lane had called saying there were people in her front yard. The had a deputy on the way but the woman had requested the local police to respond as well. They did so and cleared the house and the surrounding area and found no one around and everything to be A-OK.

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Arti Gras reception & party

Eureka Gras Coronation Ball 2013


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Mardi Gras Parade brings out Eurekans for a day of fun

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Beaux Arts Ball revelers get down to ‘Love Shack’

St. Elizabeth’s King Cake Ball

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Arts & Amusements Flora Rosa Community Acupuncture “Feel the Love” Day Flora Rosa Community Acupuncture at 119 Wall St. invites you to a “Feel the Love” day on Thursday, Feb. 14 between noon and 5 p.m. for a free treatment, to celebrate their three-year anniversary. Treats will be served and there will be some great giveaways from their Herbal Apothecary. For more details, call (479) 253-4968. “Go Figure” At Main Stage What do the Plein Air painters of Eureka Springs (P.A.P.E.S.) do on cold winter Wedesday mornings when they would normally be outdoors working? You will usually find them snug and warm at the round table in the corner of Myrtie Mae’s Restaurant. At least they’re talking about painting! After fueling soul and body, they head up to Larry Mansker’s for a 3-hour session painting a live model. Main Stage will present a selection of these paintings during a reception for the artists Feb. 15 from 6-8 p.m. The gallery will be open on the weekends for viewing through March 24. Artists represented in the exhibit include Carol Saari, Larry Mansker, Jody Stephenson, Carl Petering, John Robert Willer, and Wen Norton. Ron Lutz is the official photographer-documentarian for the group. Chamber promotes live music with “Hometown Jam II” The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber


Playwriting workshop offered this weekend

of Commerce will host the second annual Mid-Winter Hometown Jam Friday Feb. 22 at 7:00 p.m. in the City Auditorium. This event will feature seven of the areas top local bands, including the Ariels, BrickFields, Centerfuze, Rockhouse, Mike Blackwell Band, SX Rex and Random Shuffle. These groups perform in various local venues, at festivals and special events throughout the year and collectively will offer a full evening of rock n roll, country and rhythm and blues music. Each band will perform a twenty-minute set before they all join together for a jam session finale, which was a highlight for last year’s show. Tickets are $12 at the door with children under 12 admitted free. Advanced tickets can be purchased at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center in the Village at Pine Mountain for only $10. For more information call (479) 253-8737. 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.

Clear Spring High School Students of the Quarter Congratulations to Clear Spring High School students Clare Roy and Elliot Morgan for their recent honor. Roy and Morgan each received the Student of the Quarter Award from the Holiday Island Elks Club.  They are pictured here with Elks representative, John Childers and CSHS teacher Jim Fliss.

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Accomplished playwright Keith Scales will teach an all-day workshop on writing for the stage on Saturday, February 23, from 9-4. The workshop will be held on the fourth floor of the Crescent Hotel in the Faculty Lounge, and the cost is $45. The workshop will focus on what makes a good play and will concentrate on basic, crucial concepts that must be understood by any playwright. Differences in writing for the stage versus the page will be examined. Born and raised in London, England, Keith Scales, AEA, AFTRA, SAG is the recipient of many awards and fellowships as a writer, actor and director.

He has acted in more than 200 plays and directed nearly 100 productions in professional regional theatre. From 1993 to 2009, he served as artistic director of the Classic Greek Theatre of Oregon, for which he developed English versions of 16 ancient Greek plays. Several of his original plays have received full productions. In 2011 he relocated from the Pacific Northwest to Eureka Springs to concentrate on the creation of original works for page, stage and screen. For more information on the playwriting workshop, contact Alison Taylor-Brown at alisontaylorbrown@ or 479-292-3665.

ESHS to present Valentine’s Dinner Theater

Pictured are Shelby Clark and John Van Woy.

ESHS League of Extraordinary Actors presents its 3rd annual Valentine’s Dinner Theater on Thursday, Feb. 14 at 6 pm. Dinner is in the new ESHS cafeteria with the on-stage performance to follow. Preceded by a main course of lasagna is the very funny play “It’s Not You, It’s Me” by Don Zolidis. Whether your boyfriend is a Canadian secret agent or monk in training, or our girlfriend is a psychic or pathological liar, one thing is

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for sure: They are about to dump you. Exploring the painful art of breaking up, this series of wildly hilarious scenes are sure to make you feel relieved not to be on the receiving end of those five fatal relationship words “It’s not you, it’s me.” Reservations ($10 per person) are required. Call ESHS at 479-253-8875 to make your reservations. Last year’s performance was sold out and, as seating is limited, be sure to call soon.

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The Natural Way

Jim Fain

Spring cleaning Is this an early Spring? Flowers are already blooming and daytime temperatures are in the 60s at the time of this writing. Even if this doesn’t last, it is time to open the windows, dust the corners and air out the house – a chance to spring clean as best we can. For the health minded, a cleanse is front and center as we step into the newest growth spurt of the year. There are many types of cleanse, but a general one, which is often a blend of special herbs, is what is usually done in the springtime. No fast or cleanse should be done unless you are healthy or closely supervised by your health practitioner. Most often, the duration of a spring cleaning as a fast is not more than three days, sometimes as short as one. If you decide to do a detox, these can last ten to thirty days. I like a fast/detox, which I call the Desert Morning Cleanse or Master Cleanse. It uses a powerful blend of simple natural foods. I’ve seen it work like a charm and it tastes pretty good too. This one is a combination of cayenne (heat units are important, 40 and above) as hot as you can easily tolerate, juice from four lemons, pure water and four ounces of top grade, organic maple syrup. For one to three days you eat nothing and drink only this combination in one gallon of pure water for each day. I’ve found not watching TV beneficial during this time as the advertisements for food cause some grief. The Hoxsey formula is an effective and easy alternative to the Desert Morning Cleanse. I like the combination of Alfalfa, Buckthorne Bark, Licorice, Red Clover, Barberry, Burdock Root, Poke Root, Stilingia

and Prickly Ash. This is an old formula, one which has withstood the test of time. The herbs individually are hard to gather but can be found in capsule form in most good herb shops. Start this detox on a night that can give you several days free just in case you temporarily feel not up to par as your body dumps accumulated toxins. It goes without saying plenty of good fresh water is in order. The herbal cleanse/detox usually lasts about ten days and just might help you break that set point for weight loss, too. To dust out the deep recesses, finish up by taking 5 capsules/day for 18 days (150mg/ ea) per day of reduced glutathione, or alternatively 3 capsules/day for 20 days of NAC at 600mg each. After completing the cleanse, you’ve got the perfect moment to clean up your diet and review your supplement list. Generally, I suggest an iron free multivitamin with trace elements and minerals as well as fish oils every day for every adult over forty-five. If you have ailments or are taking nutrition-starving prescribed drugs then other supplements will be needed. As for food selection, use the second section of the South Beach diet plan or the Paleo Diet as your guide. This is a glycemic index food plan that perfectly fits how our bodies are made and can be easily done. Choosing food to put in your pantry is really easy by remembering to select food that travels the shortest distance from the garden/ ranch to your table. Read all of the ingredient panels on packaged food and choose the lowest carb values, no trans-fats and no high fructose corn syrup.

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Martha Ann Maloney

Jan. 10, 1935 - Feb. 5, 2013

Martha Ann Maloney (Campbell) was born Jan. 10, 1935 in St. Louis, Mo., and died peacefully Feb. 5, at the age of 78, in her home surrounded by her family. On Aug. 11, 1953, she was united in marriage to John T. Maloney, who survives her. They are the parents of five children: John (Ina Cox) Maloney of Eureka Springs; Jim (Karen) Maloney of Tulsa, Okla.; Jane (David) Todd of Clifty; Ellen (Doug) Grogan of Eureka Springs, and Eileen (Dennis) Conner of Coweta, Okla. She is also survived by her loving sister Ellen Kinberg of Westlake Village, Calif., whom she raised, her dear brother Lesley Campbell of Reno, NV; and her Campbell siblings, Bill, Bob, Susie and Donnie. Martha was grandmother of 10 and great-grandmother of 9, all who survive her. There are numerous in-laws, nieces, nephews and cousins who will miss her. Martha was preceded in death by her mother Martha Woodford Coddington, brother-in-law Joe Kinberg, sister-in-law Etsu Campbell, and son-in-law Mark Stouten. Martha was a member of the New Apostolic Church for most of her life. When she and John moved to Eureka Springs in

1975 there wasn’t a congregation in the state of Arkansas. John was ordained a minister so they could move to Eureka Springs and established the congregation there on Quigley Castle Road. She was nott only a minister’s wife but a Sunday School teacher, parttime organist and a choir member. They are the heart and soul of the congregation, and Martha will be missed by all. She and John were also business owners. They owned and operated the Bun Di Inn and the Rock Cabin Court for more than 20 years. Since 1993 and through the 20112012 school year, Martha was a substitute teacher for Eureka Springs Schools, where she touched the lives of many local children who dearly loved her. Her house was often a gathering place for many young people who appreciated her quick wit and savvy, her advice and forthright way of talking to them. She was also an artist and her paintings grace the homes of many of her loved ones across the country. A memorial service will be held Saturday, February 16 at 1:00 p.m. at the First Christian Church on Passion Play Road in Eureka Springs. Memorial donations can be sent to the New Apostolic Church or Circle of Life Hospice.

Pet of the Week Josie is a small/medium 1 1/2-year-old Beagle mix who came to the shelter as a stray. She is very sweet, full of energy and loves to jump, run and bark. She is not housebroken, but is smart and should be easy to train. Josie is spayed, is current on all her shots and is ready for a real home. She can be adopted for half the usual fee. For more information, call the Good Shepherd Humane Society Animal Shelter at 479-253-9188 or stop by the shelter on Highway 62 East in Eureka Springs. Shelter hours are noon to 5 p.m. daily except Wednesdays.

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Community Writing Program Spotlight Down There

A ten-minute play in which no characters appear VOICES: Four female, one male. DARKNESS, as of an underground cavern where no light has ever penetrated SILENCE Melodious voices begin to speak. They seem to be floating around in the darkness. Female voice 1: Nothing ever changed Female voice 2: Nothing. Female voice 3: Everything was always the same. FV2: Always. PAUSE FV1 There was nothing to do. FV2 Nothing. FV3 There never had been anything to do. FV2 Never. FV1 There was nothing to be done. FV2 Nothing. PAUSE FV1 We knew only one condition FV2 One. FV3 There was only one condition PAUSE FV2 Was. PAUSE FV1 I don’t know when it changed. When it started. When I started. There was no when. FV2 I was listening. I remember. Now that there are things to remember. Before. Now there is before. But then, I only listened. FV3 I was listening. It all began when we heard them coming.

FV2 All. FV1 First we heard them, far off, very faint, but unlike anything we had ever heard. PAUSE They made so much noise, there was so much movement, they were so quick... FV2 Quick. FV3 We are not quick. PAUSE FV3 Ssshhh. PAUSE A DISTANT MUMBLIMG. PAUSE A CLANK. A CURSE. MUMBLING. CLAMBERING FOOTSTEPS OF TWO PEOPLE, ECHOING, SLOWLY APPROACHING. THE FOOTSTEPS STOP FV1/FV2 What - ? FV3 Sssshhhh... PAUSE THE FOOTSTEPS RESUME. OCCASIONAL CLANKING AND MUMBLING A SWUNG LIGHT, DISTANT, THROUGH AN APERTURE FV1/FV2 (Gasp) FV3 Ssssshhhhhh.... THE FOOTSTEPS, EXPLORATORY, APPROACH. THE LIGHT SWINGS. MAN’S VOICE (slight echo) Any chocolate left? WOMAN’S VOICE No. You ate it all. MV I ate it all! WV Most of it.

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

MV I don’t know how you can say that. I don’t know you can say I ate it all. I had less than one bar. WV There was only one bar. MV Only one bar? One? That was a mistake, that was a very bad mistake. WV You packed. MV Only one? Are you sure? WV Yes! One! And now there’s none! Satisfied? MV No! I’m hungry! I want some chocolate. WV Well, there isn’t any. MV That was a very bad mistake... WV You want to go back? MV Yes! No. Let’s just...see where this leads. WV Where it leads? Where do you expect it to lead? MV I don’t know! WV I’m tired. And I’m dirty. I want a bath. And a book, I’d like to read a good book, about someone else being brave and adventurous and treading where none have trod before, this is too much like hard work. MV We’ll just see where this leads and then we’ll go back up. WV Where it leads! Go on, then...

This Week’s Author: Keith Scales

MV There’s no telling what we might run into. Ready? Right... THE FOOTSTEPS RESUME. THE LIGHT APPROACHES WV Anything? MV Not so far. FOOTSTEPS. THE LIGHT APPROACHES. WV (Closer) This could go on like this forever. MV (Closer) No, it couldn’t. WV Why couldn’t it? MV Because I can’t go on forever. I’m ravenous. Aren’t you? WV Am I ravenous? No. Although I could be. MV How’s the lemonade supply? WV Plentiful. Gallons. A pint, anyway. MV Let’s have some. Shall we have some? WV And then go back up? MV Yes, go back up. Call it a day. Have some lemonade and call it a day. THE LIGHT STOPS. SOUND OF A STOPPER, SLIGHT ECHO. WV You’re very close to the edge. MV Of course I’m close to the edge, See Spotlight, page 25

Keith Scales came to Eureka Springs three years ago from Portland Oregon. Originally from London, England he wrote, acted, directed and taught professionally in the Pacific Northwest for more than three decades. Among his performed works are 16 ancient Greek plays in his own English versions. He now manages the ghost tours and develops paranormal conferences for the Crescent Hotel, where he also portrays the infamous Norman Baker and where his play Not really a Door may be seen on Friday and Saturday nights at 10.30 Keith will teach a playwriting workshop for the WCDH Community Writing Program on February 23. Cost for the all-day workshop is $45. For more information and to register contact or 479 292-3665.

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Lively Entertainment By Kristal Kuykendall

By Kristal Kuykendall

Eureka the HQ of great original bands Eureka Springs is the headquarters for lots of great original live music this weekend. Here’s a preview of what I believe will be your best live music bets this weekend. FRIDAY If you dig Mumford and Sons, The Avett Brothers, Old Crow Medicine Show and the Legendary Shack Shakers, you will surely dig the band performing at the Chelsea’s Corner Cafe & Bar this Friday, Feb. 15. Honky Suckle, based in Springfield, Mo., is comprised of four talented musicians in upright bassist and vocalist Dave Smith; Kyle Young on harmonica and vocals; drummer and vocalist Adam Howell; and Eric Howell on the resonator, guitar, banjo and vocals. Yes, that’s four vocalists. And I’ve heard this group at Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival; they do not disappoint. Blending rock and punk influences with

roots music’s raw power, they offer a level of heartfelt intensity seldom heard, particularly in a “bar band.” And their unique blend of four-part harmonies round out the sound that crowds have come to love. Rowdy live shows and genuine emotion leave people wanting more. To listen to some of their songs, check them out at Honky Suckle plays at around 9:30 p.m. Friday. Chelsea’s is 21 and up and admission is $5. Also on Friday night, if you like bluegrass and “hill-people music,” Squid and Whale Pub is the place to be as Springbilly will be taking the stage. A side project of Mountain Sprout fiddler Blayne Thiebaud, Springbilly also includes Travis Graham, Cameron Dunaway, Danny Coy and Mark “Slim” Nelson. The group plays originals as well as cov-



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ers of everything from well-known bluegrass standards (think Bill Monroe) to newer hits like “Methamphetamine” buy Old Crow Medicine Show — which I’ve heard them cover, and they do it quite well. Springbilly’s tunes are great comfort music for the soul on a cold, winter’s night, so stop putting on your pajamas as 6:30 p.m. just because it’s already dark outside, reclaim your social life and go visit some friends this weekend at Squid and Whale or Chelsea’s, or somewhere. SATURDAY Fayetteville-based 2012 Waka Winter Classic winner Cadillac Jackson would best be described as a funk band that taps into rock, pop, hip-hop, reggae, dance, and even bluegrass genres to create a truly unique stew. Cadillac Jackson was formed in the summer of 2009 and played one of its first gigs at River Jam Fest in Fort Smith alongside national touring acts Big Gigantic, EOTO, Papa Mali, Papadosio, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, and others. Cadillac Jackson cites a plethora of influences including Umphreys McGee, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dr. Dre, Dave Mat-

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thews Band, The Roots and many more for inspiring their sound. Most shows last over three hours, and feature mostly original songs, as well as a heavy dose of improvisation, and familiar mashed-up cover songs. To hear some of their tunes, visit www. At this year’s Fayetteville Waka Winter Classic a few weeks ago, Cadillac Jackson melted the room down with a white-hot set bursting with energy, performing a mix of covers (Tupac! Done well! With instruments!) and finely tuned originals. It was a lot of fun and really got the crowd going. Cadillac Jackson performs Saturday night at Chelsea’s beginning around 9:30 p.m. Admission is $5. At Squid and Whale Pub Saturday, the Strange Derangers – formerly known as Catfish Jackson – headline a show of old country and blues sounds with four talented musicians. Hailing from the Fayetteville area, Strange Derangers has been surprising audiences with their raw, fresh approach to blues, rock and roll, and country. With a healthy mix of originals and covers, Strange Derangers pays tribute to their heroes and influences, including Freddy King, Waylon Jennings, Willie Dixon, Levon Helm, and Dr. John, to name a few. The Strange Derangers are a versatile band, able to play to audiences of all types. As individuals, each member brings a unique style to the table. Frontman Richard Burnett – a frequent solo performer at Cathouse/Pied Piper – is well-schooled in both acoustic and electric guitar, as well as harmonica. His background includes membership in legendary Arkansas bands such as Pope County Bootleggers, Honeyshine, and The Shackrats. Paul Burnham (Shindig

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Shop) is a regional hero to anyone that has had the pleasure to hear his versatile approach to piano. Jason Young and Chuck Haight round out the rhythm section with tight, booming bass and drums, with an irresistible groove that causes everyone in the venue to get up and dance. Strange Derangers go on stage around 9 p.m. Saturday. No charge for admission. SUNDAY On Sunday evening beginning around 6 p.m., Eureka’s own Chucky Waggs opens for Filthy Still, which I’m gonna call the Northeast United States’ answer to Mountain Sprout. They’re rowdy hillbilly bluegrass rockers from Rhode Island who remind me musically of Eureka’s own Sprouts as well as a little bit Trampled by Turtles -- a high compliment in my book. The four-man band’s song titles are all sass-and-crass, as are their lyrics on the several tracks I listened to online before writing this. But the music is progressive bluegrass with a traditional bent, at its best, and this promises to be a quality live music show. To hear some of their music, visit www. THURSDAY, FEB. 14 • 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. 15 • Berean Coffee House, 4032 E. Van Buren, 479-244-7495: Neil Ogle (jazz), 7-9 p.m. • Cathouse / Pied Piper, 82 Armstrong St., 479-363-9976: Matt Reeves, 8 p.m. • Chaser’s, 169 E. Van Buren, 479-2535522: Karaoke and Dance Party with Tiny, 9 p.m. • Chelsea’s, 10 Mountain St., 479-2536723: Honky Suckle, 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., 479-

253-2525: Magic Mule, 6:30 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den, 45 Spring St., 479-363-6444: Jukebox • Rowdy Beaver Tavern, 417 W. Van Buren, 479-253-8544: Third Degree, 8 p.m. • Squid & Whale: Springbilly, 9 p.m. • Voulez-Vous Lounge, 63 Spring St., 479-363-6595: Lola Van Ella Bawdy Beggars Burlesque, 9 p.m. SATURDAY, FEB. 16 • Chaser’s: Rideshy, 9 p.m. • Chelsea’s: Cadillac Jackson, 9 p.m. •  Eureka Live!: DJ & Dancing 9 p.m. to close • Eureka Paradise: Ozark Thunder, 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: Blew Reed and the Flatheads, 9 p.m. • The Lumberyard: DJ/Karaoke, 8 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe: N & G Band, 6:30 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den: Skillet Lickers, 7 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Tavern: Another Fine Mess, 8 p.m. • Squid and Whale: Strange Derangers Valentine’s Day party, 7 p.m. • Voulez-Vous Lounge: Lola Van Ella Bawdy Beggars Burlesque, 9 p.m. SUNDAY, FEB. 17 • Chelsea’s: Chucky Waggs opens for Filthy Still, 6 to 10 p.m. • Eureka Live!: Customer Appreciation Night specials 5 p.m. to close • New Delhi Cafe: Skinny Gypsies, 3 to 6 p.m. MONDAY, FEB. 18 • Chelsea’s: Springbilly, 9 p.m.


Lively Entertainment is written and complied by Managing Editor Kristal Kuykendall. Deadline for venues to submit their events for inclusion is noon Mondays. Events should be emailed to ccneditor@ and/or phoned in to 479981-9419 by noon Monday each week. Kuykendall also writes Kristal’s Northwest Arkansas Live Music Blog, which includes video and song clips of band she previews each weekend, as well as additional previews and recommendations of major, notto-be-missed live concerts throughout the region. The blog is at www.CarrollCoNews. com/blogs/livemusicinnwa.

Nature of the Beast


Darlene Simmons

February: The month of hearts, flowers, and ... teeth? It appears that love is all around us this month. Gorgeous Valentine’s Day cards fill the shop shelves, decorations of red and pink hearts abound, luscious candies entice us, and chocolate festivals are available to fill our weekends. Not surprisingly, the month that offers us Valentine’s Day has been chosen to honor the heart by being selected as National Heart Month. We are reminded of the need to care for our hearts and the hearts of those we love. Maybe you are different, but it does seem that most people love their pets just about as much as they love their people; in some cases, even more. So maybe it isn’t such a stretch that this month is also designated as National Pet Dental Health month. Yes, let’s honor the tooth as well as the heart! It definitely is a sign of our love when we protect the dental health of our animals. The Humane Society website indicates that nearly 80 percent of dogs and cats over the age of three years are affected by dental disease. Untreated dental disease can result in significant consequences for your pet. Infected gums can lead to bacteria being transferred from the oral cavity to the heart, kidneys, intestines or joints. Bacteria in these areas can become part of a systemic infection that lead to grave problems for your animal, including serious illness or even death. Bad breath in pets is often joked about, but it is no laughing matter. The first sign of dental disease in your pet is bad breath. If your animal has terrible breath, check their gums for redness, tartar, and missing or broken teeth. Some animals may drool excessively when they have dental problems, as well. You might notice that your dog or cat has problems eating, and has lost weight as a result. If you become aware of any of these symptoms, a visit to the vet is indicated. Your vet may want to do a dental cleaning and perhaps some

further repair. And, believe it or not, there are toothbrushes and toothpaste available for dogs and cats. Your vet can demonstrate how to best clean your animal’s teeth. Dr. Tony Pike at The Animal Hospital of Eureka Springs will be giving 20 percent off the usual cost of dental cleaning during National Pet Dental Health Month. An appointment can be made at 479-253-8923. Or...for dog owners....come to the seminar at Percy’s Pet Spa on Wednesday, Feb. 20 from 6 to 7 p.m. Call 479253-9393 or go to pets@percyspetspa. com for further information. Rachel Brix will teach the why’s and how’s of caring for your dog’s teeth. Dog on leashes only, please. Have a heart—take care of your pet’s teeth! ••• Darlene Simmons is a transplant from California, landing in Eureka Springs in 2008. She comes to journalism after a long career as a R.N., public health nurse, and nursing professor. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing and has been published twice in professional journals. She regularly contributes to Currents Magazine. A life-long animal lover, she is an active supporter of both Turpentine Creek and The Good Shepherd Humane Society. Please send comments and/or ideas to:

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Announcements & Meetings Little Switzerland Amateur Radio Club On Thursday Feb. 14, the Little Switzerland 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.     EUUF to host Clare on interspecies communication On Sunday, Feb. 17, Melissa Clare will introduce the subject of interspecies communication at the Eureka Springs Universalist Unitarian Fellowship meeting. Her presentation, “Oceanic Awareness, With Love From the Blue Whale,” will be a guided visualization/meditation “to bring us into the field of dolphins and whales.” A notebook is recommended to record any messages you may receive. The event takes place at 11 a.m. at 17 Elk St. For more information, please call (479) 253-0929. 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 one-day 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 479-981-0378. 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 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


Rebecca Hawn

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. Amazing Healing Event Kundalini Yoga Master Ravi Singh and Ana Brett will be at Fire Om Earth Sunday March 3 at 10 a.m. to lead us in a heart centered Kundalini workshop to optimize our energy and vibrancy. They will also be leading workshops in Tulsa on Friday, March 1 and Saturday, March 2. All levels welcome. Questions and preregistration call: Rebecca 479-244-5114. 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 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 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 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: Just when you’re ready for the bluebirds of happiness, here come the buzzards of despair. Cheer up, at least it’s not the pterodactyls of hauling you away and turning you into lunch. Those are the worst. TAURUS: The economy has challenged your cheap-fu skills, but you can stretch a package of ramen into three meals and use the wrapper in a school craft project. No one can top you, so why not teach others your awesomeness? GEMINI: You are a beacon into the night, just when everyone else is trying to get some sleep. Either learn to duck large, flying objects thrown at your head, or go find a nice quiet corner to shine. CANCER: Honesty is its own reward, but too much truthfulness can award you a purse upside your head. Learn some tact, or you could be rewarded into a small, whimpering puddle. LEO: What’s the point of being you when there’s no one around to watch? Save your amazing reveals for the audience, and you can spend the rest of your time practicing your humble face in the mirror. Not too close, though, seeing those wrinkles will sour your performance. VIRGO: You think you know what’s best, but someone at work has an ever better idea. Don’t let it ruffle your feathers, just give them a chance to rule the roost for a few days. Considering the crazy clucks you work with, they’ll want out of the henhouse soon enough. LIBRA: Some days you’re the angry bird, some days you’re the pig, but on Tuesday you’re the bricks that get knocked down. If you fall apart, it’s okay; you can always re-set at the end of the day. SCORPIO: Not all success comes from hard work, sometimes it’s just sheer dumb luck. Play in the rain if you want, just know the difference between fortune tumbling from the sky and a safe falling on your head.

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SAGITTARIUS: You’re ready to win someone’s heart, you’re just waiting for them to cut the cards. Forget about that poker face and put all the chips on the table. No one else needs to know you’ve stacked the deck. CAPRICORN: Confused about a situation? It’s time to find a quiet place in that mosh pit of a mind. You’ll think better without the constant mental yells of “Dude, watch this!” AQUARIUS: Yes, slow and steady wins the race, but by the time

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Free Verse

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you finish, they’ve already started next year’s marathon. Pick up the pace and you might just pick up a medal, too. PISCES: Tired of the small pond and the big ocean, little fishie? Build yourself a nice think tank so you can enjoy the water without sharks or guppies. Just remember to ease into the water when you go back so you won’t be flushed away. Answers on page 24

Blessing the Buildings Once a year, in downtown Tulsa A nut case walks the streets—

Ann Carter

Gesturing, shouting,

Blessing the buildings.

He comes like clockwork. I swear to god.

I was in the stationer’s And saw it firsthand.

I’d been laughing with the clerk

Over a book called “Cooking with Fruit”

When the madman appeared by the window For his famous annual ritual. New to town, I had to ask— What’s this all about?

Oh the ways we come to know we’re home! Next year I’ll be a Tulsan.

Next year I’ll not ask again.


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most of the dam’s remaining historic features. Another possibility, more expensive, would be to build eight to 10 new concrete buttresses across the dam, which would leave the remaining facade exposed. Most solutions would cost from $200,000 to $400,000, money which the city does not have, according to Alderman James DeVito, who was present. Fortunately, as Purkeypile explained, if the dam did break, the only people in real danger would be anyone who happened to be hanging around the base of the dam when it failed. By the time the water reached the end of the valley, it would only be ankle deep. Unfortunately, the city’s main water lift station sits only a few yards from the dam, and Purkeypile says if the dam did break, the lift station would probably be destroyed. This would mean Eureka would lose 70 percent of its water and its water pressure, which would mean the city would have no fire protection until the lift station was repaired or replaced. In the meantime, the new City Council has apparently taken on the dam as one of its priority projects. Now the search for how to pay for it begins.

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how can I not be? (Drinks) So are you, come to that. WV Who knows how far down it goes. MV Best not to think about it. WV I can’t not think about it, it’s right there, how can I not think about it? (Drinks) MV Anyway, next time I’ll let you do the packing. WV I would have packed more chocolate. SOUND OF STOPPER BEING REPLACED MV Right. Home, James, and don’t


spare the crampons. Want me to go first? WV Wait. MV What? WV Shine the light that way. MV This way? THE LIGHT MOVES WV More...that way THE LIGHT SHINES DIRECTLY INTO THE PERFORMANCE AREA FV3 Shshsh... MV Good WV God. MV/WV (Deep breath) STILLNESS WV Is this... MV I think it is... WV I never dreamed... MV Look at this... PAUSE. THE LIGHT MOVES SLOWLY ACROSS MV I don’t believe it. WV I know! MV Shine it… that way. THE LIGHT MOVES. MV/WV (Hushed) My God... MV Can this be real? WV Did you ever dream...? THE LIGHT MOVES MV Look there! WV (Gasps) I can’t believe I’m seeing this... MV I can’t believe it. I’m here but I don’t believe it. WV We’re here, we’re both here... MV Nobody has been here for... WV Nobody... MV Till us. WV The first for... MV Ever... WV We almost didn’t see it! MV We were about to go back up! WV We would have missed it! PAUSE. THE LIGHT SWINGS WV (Hushed) What should we do? MV (Hushed) I don’t know. THE LIGHT SWINGS MV You want to go in?A Ten-minute Play In Which No Characters Appear 2WV Go in? You mean, in there? MV Where do you think I mean? WV I don’t know. THE LIGHT SWINGS WV Go in. MV No. PAUSE You go in. WV You want me to go in?

MV You could be the first. The first to explore where...none has explored before. WV Not on your life. MV Why not? WV No way. MV Why? WV You go in. THE LIGHT SWINGS MV Maybe I just might. WV Are you out of your mind? MV I would be the first. WV You’re out of your mind. MV I’d be famous. WV Famous! MV My name would be a household word, those who know nothing about anything would know me, I’d be the talk of marketplace and mansion, I might have a mountain named after me, I’d be part of the fabric of history... WV History! FV1 (A tiny squeak) SILENCE MV What was that? WV I heard something. MV What? WV I don’t know. SILENCE THE LIGHT MOVES SLOWLY ACROSS, STOPS, MOVES BACK SLIGHTLY MV Look at that! WV I see it! MV That’s incredible! WV Amazing! MV Fantastic! WV What is it? MV I don’t know. PAUSE WV Do you think they will ever believe us? MV I don’t know. WV They’ll never believe us. MV We can prove it! WV How can we prove it? MV We know the way here now! WV We can show them... MV We can bring them here... WV They can go in. MV Right. FV2 (A tiny squeak) MV/WV Aaaahhh! PAUSE WV Did you hear...? MV Yes.


PAUSE Let’s go. WV And not go in? MV You want to go in there? WV No. MV I don’t want to go in there. WV Let’s go. MV Right. THE LIGHT MOVES AWAY. SOUND OF CLAMBERING FOOTSTEPS, RETREATING, OCCASIONAL CLANG OF IRON ON STONE. FV2 Wait! MV/WV AAAAHHHH! FOOTSTEPS SCRABBLE FRANTICALLY, THE LIGHT RECEDES WV Look out! MV Oh NOO! A CRASH. THE LIGHT GOES OUT PAUSE WV Good MV God! PAUSE WV What now? MV This is bad. This is very bad. WV Now what? MV I don’t know. WV You didn’t pack a spare MV No, I didn’t pack a spare... WV No matches? MV No, no matches. WV How can we... MV I don’t know. WV Oh no, oh no. MV We should never have tried this. This was a mistake. This was a very big mistake. WV We can’t stay here. MV We have to get back up. WV How will we know the way? MV We’ll crawl. We’ll crawl all the way. Like lizards. WV (Receding) I can’t...see a thing.. MV (Receding) Be careful of the edge! WV I CAN’T SEE THE EDGE! MV (Fainter) I wish we had some chocolate. I really want some chocolate right now... SILENCE FV1 All different now. All changed. FV2 All. FV3 Sshhh... LONG SILENCE LIGHTS UP, slowly END

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have the raise begin at any time, council decided to ask Weaver to draft an ordinance effective next Jan. 1 to raise the mayor’s salary from its current $18,000 per year to $36,000. Other issues Sara Armellini, Gene Bland and Stephen Sinclair of the Eureka Springs Historical Museum appeared to talk about some new renovations at the museum – new interior walls to create a self-guided tour, a new area to display new art, repairs to roof and porches updated exhibits and a gift shop. They explained how to become a member and/or volunteer with the museum. Individual memberships are $25/year; $30/family and small business memberships are $50. Council passed Resolution No. 614, authorizing the mayor to pursue an Arkansas Rural Development grant to help fund the new dog park in Harmon Park. Organizer Rachel Brix thanked Eureka’s Economic Development Coordinator and City Preservation Officer Glenna Booth for her help writing the grant. Council approved Ordinance 2172

on its second reading by title only. (All ordinances must be read into the record three times.) Ordinance 2172, requested by Planning, deals with city code as it pertains to allowing vendors to sell merchandise at events such as the Eurekan or the blues festival. The ordinance changes the wording in city code from “city sponsored” events to “city approved” or “city permitted” events. Council approved Ordinance 21723, which sets new parking fine fees, adding a fine for parking in the red zone. They agreed appointing signatories to the city – those people allowed to sign checks in case the mayor is unavailable – was a part of the mayor’s duties and not theirs and removed the item from the agenda. They also agreed to ask Planning Chairwoman Beverly Blankenship to meet with Weaver to draft an ordinance requiring new construction projects to bury utility lines where possible. Council members also agreed to make a priority of filling empty seats on the various commissions, especially Planning. The next City Council meeting will take place on Feb. 25 at 6:00 p.m. at city hall.

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ESHS Hoop Scoop REGULAR SEASON RESULTS FROM THURSDAY, FEB. 7 Eureka Springs vs. FS Union Christian Eagles (at home) Sr. Girls The Lady Scots got off to a great start leading 8-2 at the quarter led by Abbey Moore. They maintained the lead until the last second of the second quarter when the Lady Eagles all-conference point guard got free for a three to tie the game at 12 at the half.  In the third quarter the Lady Eagles stepped up their man-to-man defense causing turnovers and held Eureka to 3 points taking a 24-15 lead.  The final quarter was a standoff and the game ended 31-22 in their favor.  Abbey Moore led the scoring with 11 points followed by Taylor Osterhout with 6, Jazmin Urioste with 3 and Taylor Little with 2.  They end the regular season with a  record of 11-19, 4-10 in conference. Sr. Boys: The Highlanders played a very good first half.  In the first quarter Dalton Johnson hit 3 3’s and Josh Premeau scored 8 both inside and out for a 20-17 lead.  The second quarter saw the Scots extend the lead to 10 at 34-24 behind 2 more 3’s by Dalton Johnson and 5 points by Trevor Lemme.  Then the third quarter began and the Eagles came out firing and shocked the Scots with a 21-7 advantage in the quarter for a 45-41 lead.  The Scots regained the lead at 49-48 on a 2+1 by Jake McClung and the game was tied at 53 with the clock winding down.   It appeared that Jake McClung had won the game with a shot in the lane with 1.5 seNo. conds to go but Coach Helder had called time out with 1.9 seconds to go.  The team bailed out the coach by scoring 19 points in overtime by scoring the first 8 points in overtime and then converting at the free throw line for a 72-62 win.  Dalton Johnson led the scoring with 21 points followed by Josh Premeau with 20, Trevor Lemme with 11, and Tanner Allee and Jake McClung with 10 each.  They end the regular season with a record of 15-15, 7-7 in conference. DISTRICT TOURNEY RESULTS FROM MONDAY, FEB. 11 AT MOUNTAINBURG Boys: Eureka Springs 65, Hartford 49 The #5 seeded Scots came out of the gate

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on a mission. They raced to a 19-8 lead at the quarter and extended the lead to 39-22 at the half behind 8 of 12 3-pt shooting by Trevor Lemme and Dalton Johnson.  In the third quarter they doubled the lead to 52-26 and at the 5 minute mark of the 4th quarter pulled the starters with a 58-32 lead.  Josh Premeau with a strong inside game led the Highlanders with 20 points, followed by Dalton Johnson and Trevor Lemme with 15 each.   They now play Tuesday at 5:30 against #4 seeded Hackett at with a trip to Regionals at stake. Girls: Eureka Springs 39, Decatur 34 The #6 seeded Lady Highlanders started slow and trailed 11-7 at the quarter and 19-18 at the half.  They took their first lead at 2423 in the third quarter and never trailed again, leading 32-27 at the third quarter and maintained a 4 to 7 point lead through the final quarter.  Abbey Moore led the scoring with 10 points, followed by Jazmin Urioste and Samantha Mueller with 9 each and Taylor Osterhout with 7.  They now play #3 seeded Hackett on Tuesday at 7:00 pm.   DISTRICT TOURNEY RESULTS FROM TUESDAY, FEB. 12 Sr. Girls: Hackett 45, Eureka Springs 11 This game was never close as the Lady Hornets raced to a 23-5 halftime,  They reached the 30 point running clock sportsmanship rule late in the third quarter the end of which they led 40-7.  The final was 45-11.  No scoring was available.  The Lady Scots end the season with a 12-20 record. Sr. Boys: No. 4 Hackett 56, No. 5 Eureka Springs 44 The game started well enough for the Scots taking a 9-4 lead but then everything that could go wrong did as the Hornets went on a 21-1 run to put the game away leading 15-9 and the quarter and 29-14 at the half.  They maintained a double digit lead the rest of the game except when the Highlanders narrowed it to 49-40 with 2 minutes to play.  The Hornets then converted free throws down the stretch to put the game away for good.  No scoring was available.  The Scots end the season with a 16-16 record.   This concludes season play for the Highlanders as they are now eliminated from the District Tournament.

Transition Walter A. Butler, Jr., a resident of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born Jan. 7, 1931 in Pocahontas, Arkansas a son of Walter Arthur, Sr. and Matilda Elizabeth (Daniel) Butler. He departed this life Thursday, Feb. 7, 2013 in Fayetteville, at the age of 82 years. Walter (Dub) worked as an electrical engineer for the Corp of Engineers and served his country in the United States Air Force during the Korean War. He was a member of St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. He loved fishing, yard work, making wind chimes, playing basketball, helping grandchildren with science projects and helping others. He is survived by daughter, Beth and husband Bill Terrill of Tulsa, OK; son, Mike Butler and wife Sheila of Eureka Springs, AR; daughter, Daphne and husband Darrell Anderson of Eureka Springs, AR; son, Chris Butler and wife Becky of Eureka Springs, AR; two sisters, Lucille Chandler of Little Rock, AR and Tootsie Schwetz of Washington State; eight grandchildren; sixteen great-grandchildren; many nieces and nephews; and a host of


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overseas and asked her to send cards to four women who were expecting babies while their husbands were deployed. Instead, Morrissey enlisted family and friends and sent each woman a box of baby shower gifs. The first unit-wide shower was held in 2007 at Fort Bragg, where her uncle was based. With help from Kris Jackson, who ran a parenting website, Morrissey started Operation Shower, a non-profit that has held 24 unit-wide showers on military bases in all service branches, benefitting more than 850 women. “Often times people do not know how


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Jan. 7, 1931 - Feb. 7, 2013 other relatives and friends. On August 9, 1951, Walter was united in marriage with Louise Elizabeth (Miller) Butler who preceded him in death. He was also preceded by his parents, Walter Arthur, Sr. and Matilda Elizabeth Butler; three sisters; and one brother. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 6:30 P.M. Friday, February 15, 2013 at Nelson’s Chapel of the Springs in Eureka Springs. Celebration of Life service will be at 6:30 P.M. Friday, February 15, 2013 at Nelson’s Chapel of the Springs in Eureka Springs. Funeral Mass will be at 10:00 A.M. Saturday, February 16, 2013 at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Eureka Springs with Father Shaun Wesley officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Eureka Springs Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 East Longview Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703, or to the charity of your choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at to show their support to the military, but this is a perfect way -- support the families,” Morrissey said. Friends in Arkansas have collected gifts for Operation Shower in the past, Morrissey said, but Sunday’s event is the first community event in the state. Gifts especially needed are diapers and wipes, bibs and board books. Rattles, teethers, toys and pajamas are also requested. Clothing items should be gender-neutral. For more information, call 870-350-3905. Operation Shower is a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization whose mission is to provide joyful baby showers for military families to ease the burden of deployment. More information: www.

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Big Check for Big Cats – Kelly Breslau, left, and Leslie Meeker, owners of The Fine Art of Romance and Voulez-Vous Lounge, present Tanya Smith, right, president of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, with a check for $5,000 to build enclosures for the last 10 tigers being moved from Riverglen Tiger Shelter. The donation will be matched by the International Fund for Animal Welfare,which has pledged to match donations up to $40,000. So far, $25,000 has been donated or pledged towards that amount, Smith said. IFAW representatives will be in the state next week to accompany TCWF staff moving the last of the Riverglen tigers, Smith said.

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Right: ESHM volunteer Bob Thomas, right, helps museum director Steven Sinclair carry a box of furniture into the museum Friday morning. Kenny Redmon, left, gets the next box out of the crate. New counters and display cases fit the scale of the remodeled entry area. Left: Terry Miller, museum board member, left, cuts plastic wrap on the crate of furniture delivered Friday, while Kenny Redmon, right, unpacks a display case. Miller, who owns Treehouse Cottages, enlisted employees Brandy Champlin, in background left, and Adam Sprinkle, second from right, to help with the job. Photos by Jennifer Jackson


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