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VOLUME 14 NUMBER 1

NOVEMBER 8, 2012

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We’ve got the rules, the places and the hunters

Council to hear request to fix narrow roadway

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Honoring Gary

Veterans Day Parade Marches On By Jennifer Jackson Sue Glave’s husband Gary, a two-tour Vietnam veteran, once mentioned that the group he served with never got a parade when they came home. She replied, “Don’t worry, Honey, one of these I’ll walk in a parade for you.” For the past three years, she has walked in a parade, carrying Gary’s picture or the flag that draped his coffin when he died in 2004 of leukemia connected to exposure to Agent Orange. Glave, co-owner of Tin Man and Glitz, is the coordinator of the Eureka Springs Veterans Day Parade, a community event that she restarted three years ago. The grand marshals of this year’s parade, which is on Saturday, are the Walking Veterans, veterans of all ages who are able to walk the route. Others ride in cars. “We had 13 World War II vets last year,” Glave said. City and county police, fire and emergency vehicles will lead off the parade, which starts down Spring Street from the library at 10 a.m. Bagpiper Joel Wren will play as the American Legion Color Guard: Sgt. Baker, Phil Kimball, Jeremy Putts and Larry Foster, parades the colors, followed by the military Color Guard with service flags: Morris Pate/Army, Earl Hyatt/ Marine Corps, Sue Goldberg/Air Force, Tony Vasquez/Navy, Randy Haven/Coast Guard, and Dan Collins, the P.O.W. flag. Color Guard members were chosen for their military service. “We don’t have politicians in cars,” Glave said. Glave started the parade in 2009 after she asked why Eureka Springs didn’t have a Veterans Day parade on Melodye Purdy’s community broadcast. James DeVito called in and said, “Why don’t you start one?” and Glave did, even though she only had a few weeks to pull it together. She marches behind the veterans in the Family Section, where friends and

family who have loved ones, living or dead, who served their country are welcome to walk, carrying a photo or other memento. The first year, Glave carried Gary’s photo. The second, the flag from his coffin. “Last year, my grandson, who is in the National Guard was in Afghanistan, and I wore an Oklahoma 45th Division t-shirt,” Glave said. The Independent Vets motorcycle group, school musicians, Civil War re-enactors, horses and floats make up the parade. The Pine Mountain Jamboree float will carry Mike and Dale Bishop and Buster the Wonder Dog, who is big enough to wear bunting. Hidden Valley Guest Ranch is providing a horse unit, along with the riderless horse. The boots are placed in the stirrups backwards to represent the commander riding back to check on his troops one last time, Glave said, noting that the riderless horse was part of John F. Kennedy’s funeral procession. There will be a Wounded Warrior float, and the Veterans for Peace will march, and invite people to march with them. “The parade is not about war,” Glave said. “It’s about honoring our veterans. It’s not political.” The parade ends at Basin Park, where Sharon Keck Parker will sing the national anthem. Veterans and parade participants are invited to a reception with food and music at a downtown venue. “Last year, we fed 150 people”, Glave said. On Sunday, Nov. 11, at 11 a.m. members of American Legion Post No. 9 will fire a volley in the parking lot of the Auditorium. The tradition was started to commemorate the signing of the armistice at 11 a.m. on Nov. 11, 1918, that ended World War 1. Traditionally, 2 minutes of silence are See Gary, page 29

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Events celebrate, support Vets By Jennifer Jackson The Veterans Day celebration kicks off Friday with a fundraiser for American Legion Post 9, the Bragging Rights Hamburger Cook-Off. A new event, it starts at 10:30 a.m. Friday at Pine Mountain Village, where grill cooks will compete for trophies and prizes in two divisions. Division 1 is for restaurants, with bragging rights to the best hamburger in town on the line. The second is open to any grill cook, whether employed professionally or on the home barbecue. Winners will be chosen by people’s votes, with a $2 tasting fee covering samples of all entries. First, second and third place winners in each division will receive gift certificates and burger-topped trophies, and will march in Saturday’s Veterans Day parade.

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On Saturday, The Squid and Whale Pub is sponsoring a Veterans Ball to celebrate the birthday of the U.S. Marine Corps. The Corps traces it roots to marines commissioned by the Continental Congress on Nov. 10, 1775. The ball, from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m. Saturday, honors all veterans and features dance music from the World War II era to the present. Formal attire optional. No cover. The pub has two entrances: 10 Center St. and 37 Spring St. On Sunday, a Veterans Day Art Show and reception will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. at Caribe Restaurant, 309 W. Van Buren. The event is free and includes refreshments. The exhibit is open to artists who are veterans, or artists whose work honors veterans. No entry fee. For more information, call Lezlie Foley, 479-253-5423.

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Encounter with a Vet

Film to debut at Veterans Art Show

Adrian Frost will debut a film of his performance piece based on an encounter with a homeless veteran at the Veterans Day Art Show at Caribe Restaurant Sunday.

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By Jennifer Jackson Last fall, Adrian Frost, a British artist who lives in Eureka Springs, was visiting Memphis with his son and daughter. Waking early, he walked down to the riverfront, where he became aware of a man sitting on a sleeping bag beside the water, sipping a can of beer wrapped in a brown-paper bag. “He was sitting there waiting for the sun to come up,” Frost said. Frost talked to the man, who was a veteran, then went back to his hotel and wrote down the poem that came to him, incorporating the man’s words with impressions Frost received as he walked through downtown Memphis. Back in his Art Colony studio in Eureka Springs, Frost created a performance piece, “you must know something,” which he is going to enter in the Mono No Aware international exhibition of works that incorporate film as part of a live performance or installation. Frost has also made a CD of the piece, which will debut at the Veterans Day Art Show Sunday, with sale of copies going to local vets. The performance piece is set up in his studio, which viewers enter through a black-

out curtain. Inside, three walls are covered with camouflage tarps serving as screens, on which Frost has painted grids, each intersection marked with a white x. An Army uniform hangs on one screen, the lines of the poem projected over it. On the opposite wall are projected photographs with a recording of the poem played with music. On another wall a clothes line hangs over a sleeping form huddled on the ground, face to the wall. Frost said he didn’t know if the man on the riverbank was homeless and had slept out all night, just that he was sitting there at the end of Beale Street, his legs crossed like Buddha. “He could have been there forever. He could have just turned up,” Frost said. Frost said that while he was writing the poem, he realized that he had to come down off his perch as observer and use the man’s voice to tell who he is. That required a change of perception of the veteran from a body on a sleeping bag to someone with a sense of power and inner strength, Frost said. “It gives it back to the vet,” he said of the poem. Frost, who has lived in Eureka Springs for See Frost, page 20


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Urban deer hunt begins Nov. 10 By Don Lee The Eureka Springs urban deer hunt approved by the voters and shepherded by City Council will officially begin on Friday, Nov. 10 and run through Thursday, Feb. 28, 2013. According to the city, hunters were checked with the state for hunting violations prior to being approved for this special hunt. Hunters who applied after the initial 15 were chosen were placed on a waiting list in the order in which they were approved. All approved hunters must have provided a copy of written permission to the city from the property owner(s) where the hunter will List of Private Property Approved for Deer Hunting 3 Richard Circle 11 College 30 Eureka 26 Eureka 215-219 N. Main 18 Judah 52 Cooper 1302 Shelton Dr 2,3,5 Alexander 161 Cushing 16 Judah 4 Alexander 282 Spring 25 Cliff 2 Pine Oak 14 Emporia 35 Bridge

be hunting. All does must be harvested and checked in through AG&F online at www. agfc.com or by telephone at 866-305-0808. Proof of the harvest must be provided to the city before a hunter may harvest a buck or receive another doe tag. Doe tags issued by the city will not count against a hunter’s bag limit. The city has 50 doe tags to be issued during this season. All hunters must hold a valid Arkansas Sportsman’s license. Hunters born prior to Ja. 1, 1969, must also have a valid Hunter Education card. Below is a list of properties on which permission to hunt has been established, as well as a list of approved hunters.

11 Hillside Cushing Lots 29 Douglas 180 N. Main 145 Mill Hollow 357 & 351 Dairy Hollow 340 W. Van Buren/Hayes 30 Crescent 36 E. Mountain 3 Elm Circle 4 Alexander ? White St. 24 Judah 1 Drennon Dr. 2075 E. Van Buren 25 Judah 20 Emporia 230 N. Main 8 Thomas 12 E. Mountain

Indigo Fischer, daughter of Mary Tait and Chris Fischer, will travel to Arkadelphia in January to compete as an Alternate in the MTNA Senior Woodwind Division Competition. Fischer earned this opportunity after winning the alternate position in the Senior Woodwinds State Competition in Little Rock on Saturday, Nov. 3. Fischer has been studying flute for 2 years and is currently a student of Daniel and Chelsea Hodge with the Berryville High School Music program, and Dr. Ronda Mains with the Music Department of the University of Arkansas. Fischer is also first chair flute with the Ozarks Philharmonic Youth Orchestra under the direction of Myron Flippin.

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‘Brady’ to lead Christmas parade The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that television, screen and stage star Barry Williams will serve as Grand Marshall for the 2012 Christmas Parade slated for Friday, Nov. 30. Barry Williams is best known for his teen idol role of Greg Brady in the hit television sit-com “The Brady Bunch.” Mike Bishop, president/CEO of the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, said,  “Mr. Williams was a great fit for this year’s parade theme, A Silver Screen Christmas. We are excited to have such a celebrated entertainer join us.” The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce Annual Christmas parade,

sponsored by Arvest Bank, is one of the most popular lighted nighttime parades in the mid-west. All area bands, churches, businesses, civic organizations and individuals are urged to participate. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in four categories including Commercial, Non-profit, Bands and Other. Deadline to register for the parade is Nov. 23. There is no entry fee for the parade, which will begin promptly at 6 p.m. For more information or registration call 479253-8737 or email donna@eurekaspringschamber.com. Registration forms are available at the Chamber Visitor Center located in the Village at Pine Mountain.

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City and school district at loggerheads over widening road By Don Lee The problem can be measured in inches, but the solution may be miles away. While most aspects of construction of the new Eureka Springs High School have gone smoothly, there is at least one kink still to be worked out: the new high school is accessed by Lake Lucerne Road, and Lake Lucerne Road is too narrow. “The street is 17 feet wide and needs to be 20 for two buses to pass each other,” says John Murphy. He and Dr. Ken Brown were co-chairs of the planning committee that helped raise public awareness for the new high school project and helped get it on the ballot. “God forbid they should sideswipe, go into a ditch, children hurt or killed. Talk about a liability issue! It’s only 820 feet or so of road and can be paved for $29,000 or $30,000, but if you wait till cold weather, the asphalt won’t set right. It’s a cut and dried situation and I don’t understand [the city’s] argument [for not widening it.]” Eureka Springs Mayor Morris Pate says the problem was poor planning. “As I understand the situation,” he said, “the school district didn’t make any plan to widen the road there when they were planning the new school. Both Greenwood Hollow Road and Lake Lucerne Road are city property, and we do maintain them. There was a question of whether or not they could use school tax money to widen the road, but the Department of Education has apparently told them they couldn’t use that money to improve a city-owned street. They would have to use it for a road that was for their own use specifically.” Pate said the district had FOI’d the city’s budget. “They don’t seem to understand that just because there’s money in there doesn’t mean it’s available for use,” he said. “The money has already been budgeted for other things.” Pate said the issue was on the agenda for the Nov. 12 meeting. “They are going to make a proposal to have us fix the road before school opens over there in January, which I don’t see happening given the time frame,” he said. “Although I don’t foresee a favorable outcome for them in this situation,

they will have time to tell their side Monday night.” Eureka Springs Public Works Duane Allen said the problem was the result of them dropping the ball. “There was discussion early on of sharing costs,” Allen said, “including the possibility of sharing some costs with the county somehow. At the time I met with Mayor Dani Joy and [then-Superintendent] Wayne Carr about the overall situation back when the new high school was announced. We looked at different options for how to deal with the situation but nothing was agreed on. “They came to City Council and wanted some fees waived, which we were unable to do. They were going to do the whole thing, road and all, when they did the parking lot, but apparently they can’t use local tax money for working on the road that the city maintains. “Mr. Carr had come up with the plan at one point to get around the road being too narrow by requiring only one bus at a time use it, and asking for an extra police patrol to help with traffic. “Now they say we have failed them. We did try to participate. But a project like this is worked into the budget when the budget is made, either their construction budget or, if we were to pay for it, at the time our budget is drawn up. For the school district to expect us to take on the responsibility of widening that road at this point is difficult at the very least.” Eureka Springs Superintendent Curtis Turner contended the school had been trying to get the road widened for some time. “I met Mayor Pate and Chief Hyatt in April and talked about the road then,” he said. “They were going to get the city engineer to look at it but I never heard anything. In August we re-contacted them. I understand they are going to move the fire hydrant on the corner. It’s too close to allow a bus to make the turn.” Turner said according to an Attorney General opinion from 2004, the school cannot use money earmarked for the district to work See Road, page 22


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Ballance, Lindblad unseated in council elections

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By Don Lee It appears that the Eureka Springs City Council will soon have some fresh faces following late-night vote counting in the city elections. According to the unofficial results of tallying early Wednesday morning, Mickey Schneider received the most votes in the three-way race for the Ward 1, Position 1 seat with 39.53 percent of votes, or a total of 389 votes, beating contender Jack Gentry, who had 31.10 percent of the vote, or a total of 306, and incumbent Karen Lindblad, who received 29.37 percent of the vote, or 289 votes. However, since nobody won 50 percent of the vote, Schneider will face Gentry in a run-off election. “I just wanted to thank everyone who voted for me in this election and to let everyone know it has been an honor to serve the peoMax Cole, at left, Community Center site poll captain, supervises the unloading of ple of Eureka Springs,” said Lindblad. material and ballots from poll site. Assisting, from left, at the courthouse are John Michelle (Mickey) Schneider served on Joe Goforth catches ballots from an unruly “Fuzzy” White, Carroll County Clerk Jamie Correia, Makita Williams, and Danny Inthe council previously and has served on the machine late Tuesday. man. Photos by David Bell Planning Commission and is past president of the local Democratic Women’s Club. ture in the city,” Purkeypile said. County races 64.23 percent of the vote, or 6,419 votes; his Gentry is a lifelong Carroll County resiJoyce Zeller easily bested opponent inIn Carroll County, County Judge Sam opponent, Jason Hunt, received 36.77 perdent with 30 years of law enforcement ex- cumbent Lany Ballance with 70.33 percent Barr handily bested opponent Andrew cent of the vote, or 3,575 votes. perience. of the vote, or 692 votes, compared to Bal- Wilhelm with 59.46 percent of the vote, or Grudek has 35 years of law enforcement James DeVito held onto his seat for Ward lance’s 29.67 percent, 5,957 votes, as versus experience and first became Carroll Coun2, Position 1, receiving 66.27 percent of or 292 votes. Like 40.54 percent, or 4,062 ty’s sheriff in 2007. He oversees 911 disthe vote, or 662 votes, as against contend- Lindblad, Ballance was votes. patch operations, the jail and the sheriff’s er Gregory Moon’s 33.73 percent, or 337 chosen to fill a seat left Circuit Clerk Ra- office, a total of 64 employees and a $3.4 “I had so much support this votes. vacant by an earlier mona Wilson won a million annual budget. time around. It seems a lot of healthy victory with DeVito has served three terms as an al- resignation. In the race for county coroner, Jim Capps derman and a member of the City Adverpeople out there are willing 61.27 percent of the bested opponent Tom Freehling with 58.87 Zeller, a long-time tising and Promotion Commission. He has Eureka resident and to trust me, and I’m thankful. vote, or 6,103 votes; percent, or 6,628 votes, versus 41.13 peralso run for mayor. long active in local polopponent Betty Neal cent, or 3,932 votes for Frehling. It was a good experience.” “I’d like to thank the people who partici- itics, helped revive the received 38.73 percent, Leatherwood initiative pated in the democratic process in choosing early Downtown Meror 3,858 votes. passes with wide margin – Joyce Zeller their representatives,” DeVito said. chants Association, The race for Carroll The Eureka Springs ordinance permitIn the race for Ward 2, Seat 2, Dee Pur- served previously on County Water District ting a sales tax to fund the Lake Leatherkeypile beat out incumbent Parker Raphael the Dickens Christmas Director went to in- wood Park master plan passed by a healthy with 58.30 percent of the vote, or 534 votes, committees and worked with the Blues Fes- cumbent Gene Chafin, who came in with margin, 59.2 percent, or 611 votes, for, as opposed to Raphael’s to 41.7 percent, or tival. She also served on city council previ- 60.36 percent of the vote, or 5,257 votes, versus 40.9 percent, or 422 votes against. 382 votes. ously and ran for mayor in 2010. versus opponent Lisa Price-Backs, who re- The sales tax is one-eighth of one percent Purkeypile worked with the State of Tex“I’m just really gratified with the way ceived 39.64 percent of the vote, or 3,452 or 12.5 cents on $100 and has a four-year as Dam Safety program for 15 years, with things turned out,” Zeller told the Citizen. votes. sunset clause. the last five years as the senior engineer in “I had so much support this time around. It Chafin is 70 years old and has resided in “We’re thrilled in the confidence our resihydraulic and hydrology. He worked with seems a lot of people out there are willing Berryville all his life. He graduated from dents have in our Parks & Rec with their tax many small cities across Texas to address to trust me, and I’m thankful. It was a good Berryville High School and has a Bachelor dollars,” said Parks & Rec Director Bruce engineering issues before moving to Eureka experience. Now we’ll have to see what of Science degree in business from the Uni- Levine. “We will take every step to keep the Springs. happens next. We as a city have a lot of versity of Central Arkansas. public informed at every step in this thing “I’m just looking forward to addressing problems ahead of us, but I’m very glad to Carroll County’s once and future sheriff and stretch the money we receive as far as some of the issues involving the infrastruc- be able to work toward fixing them.” is incumbent Bob Grudek, who received we can.”


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Voices from the stained glass

Centennial service brings back church founders By Jennifer Jackson In 1912, members of First Baptist Church of Eureka Springs pledged $3,200 and built a four-story Byzantine-style church, topped with a dome, on Spring Street. They named it in memory of evangelist William Evander Penn, a Civil War veteran who in 1893, held a revival in Eureka Springs that drew 335 new members to the small congregation. This Sunday, Major Penn is returning to lead another service. Penn, portrayed by Glen Couvillion, is one of seven people from the past who will be speaking at the centennial service at First Baptist Penn Memorial Church this Sunday. Starting at 11 a.m., the service, which honors veterans, includes organ and trumpet music, a flag ceremony and people in period costume portraying church founders memorialized in the glowing colors of the stained-glass windows. “All we know about them is that they were created by local artists and that they are Tiffany-style,” said Carole Martin, spouse of Pastor Jimmy Martin. The service will begin with the organist, Tooley Martin, ringing in the hour –11 bells. Jeff Gray will play “A Mighty Fortress is Our God” on the trumpet as people in period costume enter. As the ‘Voices from the Stained Glass,’ each will speak for a few minutes in the character of a person to whom the window is dedicated. Several have a connection, including John Cross, who will portray his grandfather, Claude Fuller, founder of the Bank of Eureka Springs. Alderman Ken Pownall will portray Dr. J. B. Bolten, a physician who worked with the city to get water and sewer systems installed. The Rev. J. H. Delano, a distant relation of the Delano Roosevelts, will be portrayed by Neil Ogle. The Eureka Springs hospital was built in the 1920s in memory of Rev. Delano’s grandson, Don Sawyer, who died young. Jan Alianak will portray Mrs. A.E. Waddill, who owned Thatch Cottage, which became a large hotel and then a lodging house. Located on Ridgeview Street, Thatch Hotel was lost in a fire, Martin said,

but Sunnyside Cottage, another of the Waddill properties, still stands. “Dignitaries stayed there when they came to town,” Martin said. All the windows in the auditorium are original to the church, Martin said. But the window in the foyer was added in the 1950s in memory of Mrs. Bob Mullins, who taught Sunday School at First Baptist. She will be portrayed by Nancy Schaefer, who was in Mrs. Mullins’ class for 4-year-olds. Shaefer is a missionary in Ghana, where her husband Bob, is a Wycliff Bible translator. “Mrs. Mullins planted that seed,” Martin said. Of the three large pictorial windows, one depicts John the Baptist baptizing Jesus and is dedicated to Cross’ great-grandmother, Maria Fuller. Another, dedicated to Edward D. LaRue, depicts the ascension of June Westphal, left, and Glen Couvillion hold photographs of Corilla Penn and Major Christ. John W. Mcharry is memorialized in William Evander Penn, whom they will portray at the Veterans Day service at First Photo by Jennifer Jackson a stained-glass window of the Good Shep- Baptist Penn Memorial Church. herd. Other windows are dedicated to Rosalba S. Tobin, Rev. White, Mr. J.F. Imbler, Elizabeth Perry West, Mr. and Mrs. H.E. Rowe, Beulah Stockslager and Mrs. Dott B. Hoffman. “There are some who we know nothing about,” Martin said of the names set in ELCOMES O HE ALON stained glass. Couvillion also portrayed Major Penn AIGE OLLINS TYLIST for the Voices from the Silent City cemetery tours. He will accompanied by Jean Westphal as Penn’s wife, Corilla. Westphal, who grew up in Eureka Springs, said she remembers Corilla’s granddaughter and namesake, ‘Miss Corie’ Taylor, when Taylor lived in Penn Castle, the family home. According to church history, more than 1,000 people came to Penn’s funeral when he died in 1895. As Penn, Couvillion will speak in the style of the evangelist. “We want people to remember what Mr. Penn said 100 years from now,” Carole Martin said. Everyone is invited to the Voices from the Stained Glass service, Sunday at 11 a.m., at First Baptist Penn Memorial Church, 100 Spring St. For more information, go to pennmemorial.org or call 479-253-9770.

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Arts & Amusements Eureka Spring wine lovers weekend Eureka Springs Food & Wine Weekend was started in 1993 and continues in 2013, with most restaurants participating in this food lover’s event. All categories of restaurants are involved, offering everyone something to taste; either a 6 course meal with wine pairings, to a flight of wines. For a full itinerary of events, go to http://www. eurekaspringsfoodandwine.com. Eureka Thyme to host Brandt and Rademacher Celebrating the theme of Home and Hearth in the November Gallery Stroll in Eureka Springs, Eureka Thyme will feature fine artists Les Brandt and Mark Rademacher. Les currently lives and works in his studio in the deep woods of Madison County, Arkansas, where he creates primarily in wood.We also proudly showcase Mark Rademacher, long-time Eureka Springs resident and artist, who produces one-of-a-kind pieces in clay and wood. For details, go to http://www.EurekaThyme.com jor call 479363-9600. Little Switzerland Amateur Radio Club to meet The Ham Radio and Little Switzerland Amateur Radio Club will have their monthly meeting at noon, on Nov. 8, at Pizza Hut in Eureka Springs. All of those interested in radio are invited to attend. For more information email patriciadean@cox.net. ESSA arts workshop Join panelists Zeek Taylor, Carol Dickie, John Rankine, and Wendi LaFey on Wednesday, Nov. 14 from 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. at the ESSA campus and learn about their experiences in establishing themselves as artists in Northwest Arkansas and beyond. Topics will include lively conversation in the morning session of spontaneous question and answer discussions with this noted panel. At noon a catered lunch will be served, followed by a 1 p.m. session with Kate Wicker of Geographics, sharing attention grabbing ideas for designing rack cards and brochures. From 2 - 4 p.m., Edward Robison of Sacred Earth Gallery will focus on building and designing your own website. Register now. Space is limited and the registration fee is $40 for

the entire day. For details, go to www. essa-art.org or call 479-253-5384. November Poetluck The Nov. 15 Poetluck at Dairy Hollow Writers Colony at 515 Spring St. will feature resident writer Joan Baril, who hails from Thunder Bay, Ontario, Canada. Baril will be followed by local writers, who are invited to read their work for up to four minutes each. Everyone is welcome at Poetluck, which takes place every third Thursday of the month at 6:30 p.m. at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, 515 Spring Street, Eureka Springs, Ark. Readings follow a pot-luck dinner, so bring a dish and settle in for an entertaining evening. For details, call 479253-7444 or email director@writerscolony. org. Veterans Art Show Veterans and artists who want to participate in the Art Show should contact Lezley Foley at 479-253-5423 or email lcfolrn08@ aol.com. We invite those Veterans and Artists to come display their art and memorabilia that is either created by or honors Veterans. For more information about the entire Veterans Day Weekend events planned, please visit Eureka Springs Veterans Day Parade on Facebook or call Sue Glave at 479-253-6601 or cell 580-399-5887. Zeek Taylor piece chosen for exhibition A three-dimensional piece, “Circle of Friends,” by Eureka Springs Artist Zeek Taylor, has been selected for exhibition in this year’s 38th Toys Designed by Artists Exhibition Zeek Taylor at the Arkansas Arts Center. Taylor’s work will be among artwork by artists from around the world selected for the exhibition. This juried exhibition challenges artists to take the concept of “toy” and make a personal expression, a piece of art. The Toys Designed by Artists Exhibition will be on display Nov. 21 through Jan. 6. The Arkansas Arts Center is located at 501 E. Ninth St., Little Rock, Arkansas.


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Announcements & Meetings n Scouting for Food – Starting on Saturday, Nov. 3 and continuing the following week, area Scouts are placing bags on doorknobs; at 9 a.m., Saturday, Nov. 10 the Scouts will collect the bags. Please have bags with your donation of canned goods on your front porch and the scouts will take your donated goods to Flint Street Pantry at Flint Street Church. All food is collected for the needy of Eureka Springs. The Scouts are exciting about running and collecting bags of food. They understand that they are doing a good thing and they need all the support they can get from the community. Thank you for caring and a generous donation. For more information or questions about “Scouting for Food” contact Bruce Bieschke at 479-253-9209. n AARP to hold driver’s safety class – AARP will hold a drivers’ safety class on Saturday, Nov. 10, at the Holiday Island Fire Station on Holiday Island Drive at 8:30 a.m. Veterans and their spouses may attend for free. There is a cost for the book. For more information, call Howard Wallace at 479253-5310. n EUUF to host Ellen Foncannon Stephenson – The Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 17 Elk Street will host Ellen Foncannon Stephenson on Sunday, Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. Stephenson will present a musical program of original composition and seasonal favorites from her new CD release “Winterwood: Finding Your Way Home.” Among her many accomplishments, Ellen is an ASCAP composer for the Ozarks Chorale, a member of Arkansas Artist in Education, and the church organist for the Holiday Island Community Church. For details, call 479-253-0929 or go to wwwuuism.net/-eurekauuf. n Penn Memorial Church celebrates 100 years – First Baptist - Penn Memorial Church, located at 100 Spring St. in Eureka Springs (across from the Post Office) is celebrating its “100 Years of Hope” on Nov. 11 at 11 a.m. at their church. The theme will be “Voices From the Stained Glass” and will feature guest’s right from the church’s famous stained glass windows speaking, along with a special program to commemorate First Baptist – Penn Memorial’s Centennial Homecoming Celebration. For further information, please contact the

church at 479-253-9770. n Chamber of Commerce announces Awards Banquet speaker – Mike Bishop, President/ CEO of the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, recently announced that the Executive Director of the Branson Airport, Jeff Bourk will be the featured speaker at the 62nd Annual Membership Meeting and Awards Banquet on Tuesday, Nov. 13, at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. New this year will be a Live Auction, which together with the Silent Auction, will offer some great deals and terrific values. Money raised through these auctions help fund the daily operation of the Visitor Center. Sponsors for this event are Arvest, Best Western Inn of the Ozarks, Can-U-Canoe Riverview Cabins, Community First Bank, Cornerstone Bank, Creative Printing and Design and Keels Creek Winery. Tickets are $30 per person and are on sale at the Chamber of Commerce office. For more information call 479-253-8737. n Turkey Trot registration due – Those interested in signing up for the Don Gammie Turkey Trot should do so before Nov. 14 to receive the official 2012 Turkey Trot T-shirt. The fun run, a fundraiser for the Grassy Knob Volunteer Fire Association, starts at 8:30 a.m. on Thanksgiving Day at Lake Leatherwood Park, with a 3.1 mile trail run or 1 mile walk/run option. Registration is $15 and includes a spaghetti dinner the night before at the Grassy Knob Community Center, and a T-shirt … if you register before Nov 14. For more information, call 479-3639820 or go to jhackley@aol.com. n Christian depression workshop – Christview Ministries is offering a workshop titled “Where Is God in the Midst of Depression?” on Saturday, Nov. 17, from 9 a.m. - noon at the Christview Ministries Center at 992 CR 309 in Eureka Springs. The workshop is for those struggling with depression or those wanting to help someone who is depressed. Workshop leader Kayla Geigle is a licensed mental health counselor who seeks to live in the love and truth of Christ. Since many people suffer depression during the holidays, this workshop can help make a difference this holiday season. The suggested donation is $25.00. Register by contacting Judy Turner, 479-253-5865 or judy@christviewmin.

org. n Greg Brady to be Grand Marshall for Christmas parade – The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that television, screen and stage star Barry Williams will serve as Grand Marshall for the 2012 Christmas Parade slated for Friday Nov. 30. Barry Williams is best known for his teen idol role of Greg Brady in the hit television sit-com “The Brady Bunch.” All area bands, churches, businesses, civic organizations and individuals are urged to join us. Cash prizes will be awarded for 1st, 2nd and 3rd place in four categories including Commercial, Non-profit, Bands and other. Deadline to register for the parade is Nov. 23. There is no entry fee for the parade, which will begin promptly at 6 p.m. For more information or registration call 479-253-8737, 1-800 6EUREKA or email donna@eurekaspringschamber.com. Registration forms are available at the Chamber Visitor Center located in the Village at Pine Mountain. ONGOING SERVICES/MEETINGS n Elementary needs mentors – During the last two elementary school years our community volunteer mentor program has helped our kindergarten through fourth grade students improve their reading and math skills. This program has been so successful that community mentoring has proven to be an important element of student academic and personal success. Again, this school year, your elementary school is in need of several more volunteer mentors to assist kindergartners in learning ABC’s and 123’s. We also have small group positions open with 1st and 2nd graders. Whichever you choose, the teacher will have lessons prepared for you and will be close by if you have any questions. Please consider signing up for a couple of hours one day a week to help children become successful learners. Contact Donna Kesner at 479-253-8704 if interested. She and the teachers will be extremely excited to hear from you! n NEW Cardio Circuit Class at the BCC – The Berryville Community Center will offer a new “Cardio Circuit” Tuesdays and Thursdays from 4 – 5 p.m The class offers low-impact/ high intensity cardio as well as range of motion and toning exercise. Please

call 870-423-3139 for more information or contact the Berryville Community Center on Facebook. n Ham radio club! – To all interested in Ham Radio, the Little Switzerland Amateur Radio club meets every 2nd Thursday of the month at noon at the Pizza Hut on Hwy. 62 in Eureka Springs. For more information contact patriciadean@cox.net. n Auction Night at the Hoe-Down – The Ozark Mountain Hoe-Down is holding live auctions on Tuesday nights. Anyone who has anything to sell can bring it the theater, 3140 E. Van Buren, on Tuesday mornings. There is no charge to put an item in the auction; the seller receives the sold price minus the auctioneer’s commission. Doors open at 5 p.m., with Col. Bill Williams taking the stage to start the bidding at 6 p.m. No charge for admittance. Seats can be reserved by calling the Hoe-Down, 479-253-7725 or go to www.ozarkmountainhoedown.com. n Zumba Fitness classes now offered in two area locations – Dawn Anderson, Zumba Fitness Licensed Instructor, is now offering Zumba Fitness classes at the Berryville Community Center on Wednesdays and Fridays at 5:30 p.m. and at the Green Forest Train Depot on Tuesdays and Thursdays at 3:45 p.m. Classes are one hour and consist of a combination of high energy Latin, International, and Top 40 inspired music and dance moves. Please contact Anderson at zumbacondawn@gmail.com or 479-366-3732 for more information. n Audiobooks and eBooks: The Carroll County Library System now has eBooks and audiobooks available for download from your library’s website. Users may browse the library’s Library2Go website, check out with a valid library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. For help call the Eureka Springs 479-253-8754 public library. n Furniture bank and used book store open: Wildflower Chapel’s low cost Furniture Bank and Used Book Store is located behind Wildflowers Thrift Store and Chapel on Highway 62E across from Hill Country Hardware. For more information, contact Bill Grissom, 479-252-5108. See Announcements, page 20


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Editorial Seeing democracy in action: Fun! Deep in the belly of the beast: Election night in Berryville, the counting machine is stuck and the President just scored a 3-pointer from way down court The democratic process, as personified at least in Berryville on a dark Tuesday night, is both far more prosaic and far more interesting than one imagines sitting at home watching the dog and pony show on television. Bells and whistles. “Avatar” meets “1984.” There is no CGI in Berryville. Two women sit chatting idly in the jury box, sneakers up on the rail. A Sonic Big Gulp with the long red straw sits beside her foot. Tonight it isn’t a courthouse, it’s election central. Election Commission Chairman Levi Phillips presides from the center table in front of the judge’s bench, looking like some old school country western troubadour. He announces they’re going to count the overseas ballots first and the emailed ones, because the machine won’t take them. That machine. To the unlearned, it looks like a cross between an old high school overhead projector and a Walmart photo developer ca. 1987. But it counts, despite occasional burps and puffs of steam. (There are no literal puffs of steam, but one senses them anyway.) The air conditioner is running on Extra High because the room is full. Two mayors are here, a couple of Eurekan aldermen-to-be, a candidate for circuit clerk. People stand in back. A few parents with children despite the fact ten o’clock bears down quickly, seeing How Things Work Up Close And Personal. They are bored and interested at the same time. People talk and gossip and cackle and try to get national results on laptops or iPhones. (Ironically, the metal building seems to make the connection suffer. We are here in the heart of the democratic process but must step outside to find out who’s ahead in the electoral college. To a political junkie, pure murder!) First hitch: the machine isn’t tallying quite right. The ballots are two inches lon-

ger than normal, so they 2 the back of the machine and jam it up. They’re folded absentee ballots. The staff (representatives of both political parties and volunteers) are going to count them by machine, but only 10 at a time, so there will be no miscount. “That’s just the way it is,” Phillips says. “Until the count comes out right, we go no further.” Still no word on the Presidential race. Why don’t they have a TV in here? Someone says the candidates are tied at 163 votes apiece. Only 107 to go. The Western states are just wrapping it up. We wait and wonder. Stephen King with a baseball cap turns out to be the other election commissioner, helping sort ballots. That bored and jaded sector of the population who doesn’t vote, either out of inattention or apathy, are missing a bet. This is real participatory democracy. It actually matters. Those people are up there physically counting votes. The people sitting here at bedtime watching these prosaic efforts raptly apparently do not agree with the old saw that goes, “If voting did any good, they’d outlaw it.” It is pleasant to see and hear about foreign elections that go well, where democracy has taken hold and driven out despotism, but exciting also to be here where they have the a/c turned up because everyone is intent and heating up the place with their interest. The word is in. Obama won. 275 electoral votes. People have been cutting out as the hour grows late, but the room is suddenly buzzing twice as loudly as before. All over America, people are jumping up and down and screaming with delight or horror, and the CGI flags and eagles are whirling like crazy across the TV screen. At the same time, all over America, people in small rooms like this one continue to count those folded, twisty ballots by hand that won’t run through the machine right, and count again, and get the machine unstuck, and they will keep at it all night until it’s done. That’s democracy.

Citizen of the Week This week’s CoW is a small herd – i.e., the volunteers who staffed the ballot count at the Berryville courthouse Tuesday night. As their nominator put it, “Once every two years, these people pull this all-nighter for democracy. The counting machine is crankier than the election commissioners, but everyone does what has to be done. Last night they didn’t get rolling good for a couple hours, then the wheels fell off a little, but in the end, by which I mean after 3 in the morning, it all started coming together. Those few who hung around cheered them on. The important thing is, all the votes got counted. Everyone who took the time to make their choices known, had those choices honored.” Thank you all poll workers and vote counters!


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What do

think Citizen Opinion by Don Lee

What is it like for you to be a part of this process in person?

(asked during the ballot counting process at the Berryville courthouse Tuesday night)

Send your opinions to Citizen, P.O., Box 679, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, fax to (479) 253-0080 or e-mail to: citizen.editor@yahoo.com

Editorial Policy The opinions on the Editorial page are our opinions. The opinions on the Forum pages are your opinions. All forum entries must be signed and verifiable. We reserve the right to edit submissions.

What Do I Think?

Morris Pate

Just a Regular Guy Doing a Job

“Very cool. This is how stuff gets done. Everybody should come watch it.”

Kenneth Sculley

Eureka Springs Election Supervisor

“I’d like to think I’m helping the process along, helping the election run smoothly.”

Allison Fancher Joe Fancher Democratin-Training

“I’ve never seen anything like it before. There are papers flying everywhere!”

Carroll Co. Conservation District

“It’s a real learning experience.”

Charles Reece

Loves Working in Government “This is my second or third time being here. It’s an awesome experience.”

Editor: I usually enjoy “What do you think?” Different perspectives are always interesting, but I was astonished at the responses to this week’s question. Was Hurricane Sandy a result of global warming? Three no’s and three non-committal responses. Not one single yes. Hurricane Sandy is a prime example of global warming, i.e. climate extremes caused by an increase in the earth’s atmospheric and oceanic temperatures. Sandy had the lowest barometric pressure EVER recorded in history, and it hit land far north of hurricane territory. Helen Keller could have called this one. The glaciers and polar ice-caps are disappearing faster than the popsicles in Honey Boo Boo’s refrigerator. We can continue to ignore this life-threatening problem, but like a bad marriage or herpes, it just won’t go away. I hope everyone wakes up before it’s too late, if it isn’t already. Sandra Ostrander

Only as good as your last supper

Carrie Reece Green Forest Elementary Librarian

“It is nice to be part of the rocess.”

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Editor: In my 33 years as a resident of Eureka, I have seen many businesses of all types bite the dust, change hands or just plain disappear into Eureka history. The Play has had a great run, employed many locals,

made lots of money and provided a viable tourist attraction for select groups of people. But when I hear folks simmering about how certain factions in the town have adversely affected the cash receipts of the Play, I am perplexed. In this ever changing world with an ever changing economy, nothing in the way of business success is a given. It has to be earned, and it has to be earned everyday. And as the nature of an audience changes and evolves, a business runs the risk of irrelevance by resting on its laurels and standing still and admiring it’s past work. The Play, the statue and the grounds are merely entertainment venues -- and as they say in the restaurant business, “you are only as good as your last meal.” Jack Albert

‘Explanation’ was not one at all Editor: In response to your Editorial titled Passion Play doom “explained”, under no circumstance would I considered Ms. Spencer’s editorial as an explanation; blaming the financial condition of the Passion Play on such festivals as Diversity Weekend and “Hell’s Angels Rallies” (which I knew of Bike Week and consider it a stretch to refer to as Hell’s Angels Rallies). Please consider the explanation could be a sign of See Forum, page 20

Citizen Survey

LAST WEEK’S QUESTION

Is it important to you to be part of the democratic process?

Do you think Hurricane Sandy and the destruction on the East Coast is a result of global warming?

m Yes. It is an honor to have a part in choosing our government. m No. The electoral college is busted and the true people’s voice isn’t heard. m Yes. If you aren’t going to vote, then you are just a complainer, not a do-er. m No. If voting really did any good, they’d outlaw it. Go to www.lovelycitizen.com and weigh in. Vote by Wednesday 9 a.m.

71 votes cast

m Yes. Look around. How can it NOT be global warming?: 22.5% (16 votes) m No. Thank god there’s no such thing. Think how much worse it would be if global warming DID exist?: 8.5% (6 votes) m Yes. Scientists have been screaming about this since the 1970s. Surprise!: 43.7% (31 votes) m No. Global warming is just another liberal ploy to distract us from what’s really going on.: 25.4% (18 votes)


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Eurekans get folksy at Folk Festival Parade

Photos by David Bell

Gettin’ Folksy – Eurekans take part in the 65th annual Ozark Folk Festival parade last Saturday. Clockwise from top left are Karen FitzPatrick (holding sign) and Pearl Brick (playing guitar); Melanie Pierce Linker; Daniel Coy; Anastasia Cummings; and Miss Carroll County Taneia Sneed.


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Mad as a hatter at the ESSA ball

Party-goers fill the dance floor at the Mad Hatter Ball on Oct. 26.

Mary Popovac, Becky Ross, Autumn Hudgins

Daren and Jessica Guillory

Penny Carroll, Karen Bell, Mary Popovac, Scott Smith

Crystal Hall, Brianna Vel Danley, Sandy Nelson

Valerie Hubbard Damon and Melody Rust

Mad Hatter Winner LeRoy Gorrell and Peggy Kjelgard

Kayla Brown and Tina Parker

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Zeek Taylor

white street celebrates halloween

Glory Leggett, along with husband Anthony, guard “The Witch’s Hat House.”

Devin McPhial

Far and away the best decorated house Halloween Bluegrass at Halloween on White Street provided by, evening was the Dixie House, with a special doorman, from left, Ron Landis, Gray Squires, Joe Batterton and greeter and candy dispenser Satan, known on other Mark Edwards. Annalee Grat nights of the year as Frank Green.

Laurel and Hardy

Dave Hager

Julie Landis

Megan Lunz of Eureka Springs took her 15-month-old daughter Evie trick-or-treating. Wide-eyed Evie was wondering what all the hubbub was about.


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Eurekans get freaky at chelsea’s halloween bash

Photos by Chan Davis


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zombies invade downtown eureka

The Danos family

June Easton

Yahkie Nauman and Graham Duffy

Kym Rodda and Savy Rodda

Eureka Springs Hospital staffers

Charles Chappell Engagements, Weddings, Senior Pictures, Portraits, Sports, Commercial Products & Events


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outside. Police found no clues. 9:35 p.m. – A caller from a downtown hotel reported a man and woman drunk and puking out front. The responding officer could not find anyone sick on the road when he arrived. October 31 7:10 a.m. – A caller reported almost hitting a child in the highway near a bus stop. The responding officer talked to the children about staying away from the highway. 9:18 a.m. – A caller from Breezy Point Circle reported a female she knew but wasn’t friends with had entered her house unannounced while the door was unlocked. She didn’t want to file charges but asked for an extra patrol so the women would not ever return to the property. A report was taken. 2:13 p.m. – A caller from Mountain Street called to file a report for a stolen money order, saying she’d last seen it on her nightstand. She was concerned since the money order was for rent and said she did have a “couch guest” staying with her temporarily. The officer filed a report. November 1 6:30 p.m. – A caller from Spring Street reported an individual neither he nor his wife wanted anything to do with had just driven past their house and said his wife was scared because the guy had been bothering them lately. Asked for an extra patrol. A report was taken. November 2 2:26 a.m. – A caller advised reported he hit a deer between the Super 8 Motel and the Victorian Inn and it was dead on the side of the road. Public Works was notified and will come pick it up. 2:32 p.m. – A caller reported two dogs in a white Mercury with Missouri plates. The windows were not cracked and the dogs looked stressed. Animal Control removed the dogs from the car and put them in the kennel with food and water. The owner was charged with impound fees. 7:12 p.m. – A caller from Pine Street reported his house broken into on Halloween night. He reported his entertainment system and the title to his car stolen. A report was taken. Egging the guy’s house would have been plenty.

7:57 p.m. – A caller from a popular local Mexican restaurant reported a jeep had clipped another vehicle which tipped and struck a third. No injuries and no domino effect, fortunately. 8:04 p.m. – A caller from an historic photography shop downtown called to report a tourist had dropped keys down a storm drain and that a string and magnet was not doing the trick. Public Works reported being unable to help once the string and magnet idea was exhausted. They did offer some phone numbers for calling for help in the morning. 10:29 p.m. – A caller from a local apartment complex called to request officers’ help with a neighbor involving a broken phone “and hand.” The caller said “blame was going everywhere” and “spoke in fragmented sentences.” The officers determined the situation was going to be a civil matter. 10:45 p.m. – A dog was barking/howling for 20 minutes on Elk Street. Officers could locate no barking or howling in the area. November 3 12:26 a.m. – A male caller said he “needs cops there now” because a neighbor is taking pictures of his girlfriend “every time she goes outside” and otherwise harassing them. The officer responded and got everything figured out and under control. 2:10 a.m. – An anonymous caller reported a group of people being loud in the parking lot of local cottage industry out on Hwy 62 W. The responding officer advised them to call it a night, and they did. 11:16 a.m. – A caller advised his vehicle was rear-ended in front of a local restaurant named for pancakes. No one was hurt. The officer took the report. 3:52 p.m. – Someone pocket-dialed 911 from Benton Street. No harm no foul. 4:05 p.m. – A hit and run was reported at a local submarine sandwich establishment. The culprit was a white Geo Metro, possibly with an intoxicated driver. A report was taken. 4:20 p.m. – A caller from a jewelry store on Spring Street called to report a street fight in progress. Nobody wanted to press charges when the police arrived and went their own ways. 7:35 p.m. – A caller from earlier in this report went by the police station to report the Halloween theft of an Xbox, piggy

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King me! – Congratulations go to Sara Bloch for her 10th place win and to Gabi Bloch for her 19th place win in the Arkansas State Chess Tournament they attended Oct. 20 to compete with other chess players from Arkansas. The tournament is organized by Chess Association for Arkansas Schools once a year and is a United States Chess Federation rated tournament. This year it was hosted by Izard County Consolidated School and refereed by Arkansas Chess Association President Steve Paulson. Both girls are 7th grade Eureka Springs students, and they play in 1A-2A junior high division. They practice a few days a week and their coaches, James Wainscott and Kaja Bloch, are very proud of them. Their goal is to bring home a trophy in the future. Photo Submitted

banks, and a car title. Stealing the Xbox is a low blow. 8:20 p.m. – A caller reported a bike tipped over at the stop sign atop Planer Hill. Then the biker got back on. The caller surmised they were leaving. Advised they have left. Why did this person call in, exactly? 11:16 p.m. – A dog was barking too loud on White Street. November 4 1:20 a.m. – An officer found a couple at the post office who said they’d parked their vehicle there earlier but now it was gone. The towing company advised they did not take it. After looking around, the officer found their vehicle at Basin Park and the couple got a cab to their hotel. Why didn’t they just walk down the hill? 1:39 a.m. – An anonymous caller advised that a local entertainment venue was still serving alcohol after they were supposed to. The responding officers found this was not the case. 3:30 a.m. – A big black dog was barking at the corner of Prospect and Kansas Streets. 10:15 a.m. – A caller from the hospital advised a man had come in saying he’d been in an accident the day before. The responding officer took the report. 10:23 a.m. – A big white dog with a long lead was reported by Caribe. When the police showed up, it ran into the woods by the Bavarian Inn. Animal Control was advised

of the dog’s existence. No tags or ID. 1:32 p.m. – A patrol officer found a door open at the elementary school. Some teachers were inside and secured the door. 2:38 p.m. – A small car almost got towed parking in front of the staircase at an East Indian restaurant downtown but moved own before the tow truck arrived. It was cited, however. 4:04 p.m. – The fire department asked an officer to check for a burn permit at a local motel. They were advised to contact the fire department the next time they wanted to burn something. 8:49 p.m. – Someone complained a white van in front of the local laundry mat was making noise disturbing customers. The responding officer asked them to keep it down. I’m surprised anybody could hear anything over the washers and dryers. 10:18 p.m. – An officer on patrol noticed a suspicious vehicle at a local furniture-type store. He checked it and found a male individual snooping around the property. He was arrested for criminal trespassing and obstruction of governmental operations. November 5 12:05 a.m. – A security call led the responding officer to an alarm going off at the best below-street-level restaurant in town, but the key holder confirmed it was a false alarm.


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three years, is originally from Cornwall. He studied art in London at St. Martin’s, served in the Norwegian Merchant Navy, and taught art at schools and universities in England. He has lived Australia and New Zealand, and after coming to the states in 1982, taught at the University of California/Davis. “I’ve always done performance art and came out of a performance and interactive art background,” he said. He’s also worked with students at Clear Springs School, which his son, Siddhi, attends. Siddhi, 15, did the original sound dubbing for “you must know something.” Tamara Jonason, a local dancer, is the woman in the photographs, Her father, Marvin

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the times, contributed to both economic and religious changes within this great nation. Considering having festivals in Eureka Springs the cause of the Passion Plays financial situation is ludicrous, if anything the increased visitors to this region should present an opportunity to spread the word. Look at the hate in the world that has become overwhelming, to degrade or blame a population which is a loving and kind population is not what God’s word is about. Learn this lesson and maybe certain religions would not see a massive decrease in their followers. Or even consider religion is not about charging extreme entrance fee’s to those visitors, but instead spreading God’s word. I could be wrong all together it could be as simple as needing a good publicist, but I am smart

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Jonason, is the director. Frost plays the veteran sleeping on the ground. “It’s like a coming of age to realize the we’re all in this together, and these folks are real, very real,” Frost said, “and to realize, to recognize, that you can’t be separate.” What he realized when he writing the poem: that everyone is a veteran of life – we’re all sitting by the river, waiting for the sun to come up. Frost is selling copies of the CD, “you must know something” for $10 at the Veterans Day Art Show, with the money going to American Legion Post No. 9, Eureka Springs. The show and reception is Sunday, Nov. 11, from 1 to 3 p.m. at Caribe Restaurant, 309 W. Van Buren. Free admission; refreshments served. enough not to blame a population of people, that are only in town for a small period of time during the entire year. Maybe the local churches should be asked directly as to why they are not visiting during the several days a year festivals are not even on the calendar. Ms., Spencer open yours eyes if it were not for the festivals including the Diversity weekends Eureka Springs would not be as well known nationally. There are many places in the US that are accepting and realize the actual financial contributions people of all makes, models and beliefs can make to their communities. If your idea is to exclude the people that make America a great nation, you need to think again, look at your many neighbors that are Gay/Lesbian/Trans gender and even those that own motorcycles that also own several businesses and properties throughout this region but also have brought a sense of class, dignity and a better way of life, needless to mention the tax contributions that benefit Eureka Springs. Please realize by hating those groups you are not part of, does not make for an explanation, but points out that we still have close minded people stuck in a period that they really need move on from. Instead of blaming try giving a valid idea that will help the Passion Play and not take from God’s true meaning to love all. Out Loud and Proud, Chris Sloan

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n Alateen meeting: Sundays from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. For more information, call or text (479) 981-9977, or e-mail ALATEEN1ST@gmx.com. n 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 479-244-0070. n Coffeehouse and outreach: Berean Coffeehouse of Calvary Chapel of Eureka Springs hosts Youth Nights monthly with live music, activities and prizes. Watch this space for dates. Regular services 7 p.m. Wednesday nights and 10 a.m. Sunday in the back of the Coffeehouse on US 62E, next to the old Victoria Inn. 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. n Occupy: If you can’t join the occupation, join the Facebook group (type in Occupy Eureka Springs to find the group). More info: 479-253-6963.

Kim Johnson, 4th grade teacher, has been selected as Eureka Elementary School’s Top Dog for the month of November. Certified and classified staff play an important role in the lives of young adults, families and society. Each month the school recognizes one outstanding certified or classified staff member and highlight her/ his achievements. The Eureka Springs Elementary School Staff Member of the Month awards have been established to recognize outstanding people for their dedication, professionalism and work. Those receiving these awards are nominated by the students, parents, administrators, community members and colleagues for excellence in their classroom and/or the school. Johnson (left) is pictured with Principal Clare Lesieur. Photo Submitted

n 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. Rachel and Larry Brick will share music during the supper. All are invited to stay for the Casual Worship Service from 6 to 7 p.m. Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Minds. Hwy. 23S across from Autumn Breeze Restaurant. The public is invited and children are welcome. For more information, call 479-253-8987or 479-9810482. n 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. 417-271-1084 or Robin S. 479-244-6863 for more information. n 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. n Coffee Break Women: AFG meets at Faith Christian Family Church, Hwy. 23S, on Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m. For info: 479-3639495.


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Concert Review I walked up the stairs to the lobby of the Aud for the Folk Festival’s big event last Saturday, not knowing much about the headliner other than he was the one who played the “Dueling Banjos” role in the 1972 movie “Deliverance.” That’s about it. At the top of the stairs this tall fellow stuck out his hand and said, “Hi, I’m Ronny and I’m glad you’re here.” Under the black fedora was a smiling face, one of those that seems familiar, but you can’t place it. I was early so I went about getting my cameras situated in a front seat and went back to the lobby to try to place the face. I watched as Ronny Cox greeted everyone entering the Auditorium. I still couldn’t place the face. I was just there to take a few pictures of this singer who acted in “Deliverance” and leave, hoping he would do “Dueling Banjos” soon so I could get gone. The opening act was Michael Cockram, winner of the 2011 Folk Festival Songwriters’ Contest. He played guitar, mandolin, banjo, and sung, accompanied by Susan Shore on mandolin, guitar, and with vocals. Here was my plan. I would sit through these Fayetteville singers and grab a few shots of them while waiting for Ronny Cox. I love music of all kinds, though I’m not a card-carrying aficionado of any one genre. But when I hear music I like, whether a top 40 piece from my younger days, an opera at Inspiration Point or a good jazz or bluegrass set, I can really get into it. And I really got into Michael and Susan’s music. They played music of their own creation and through clear voices with wonderful picking and harmony I got lost in the sound and regretted when it when their allotted time was up and left the stage. Folk music tells the stories of life their lyrics definitely hit the narrative-nail on the head. Plus their technique was spot on. “OK,” I told myself, “this may not be too bad.” I was in a good mood when they closed their set and discovered there was another act. I was especially happy when they announced that the next musician would be Jack Williams. At last a singer I knew... from public radio shows like Folk Sampler

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and others. Jack’s set proved to be a dynamite live show. Or should I say Jack was pure dynamite. The South Carolina-born singer/songwriter performed four of his own pieces and one of the best interpretations of the Robbie Robertson song “The Night They Drove Old Dixie Down” since The Band and Levon Helm. Jack commented that that song explains a lot about the south and its relationship to the rest of the nation. Peter Yarrow, of the folk group Peter, Paul, and Mary, has called Jack “The best guitar-player I’ve ever heard.” And he was right. I was mesmerized by the picking and fret-work up and down the neck of the instrument. I was hooked. If he was performing with these guys I was going to give this actor a chance. Between Jack’s set and Ronny I decided to google Ronny Cox on my IPhone and check him out. His website, ronnycox. com, came up and I went to his filmography link. I wanted to see where I had seen his face before. I hadn’t seen “Deliverance” in years. It turns out that I was familiar with him after all... as Captain Bogomil in “Beverly Hills Cop” and as the self-serving Mars administrator Vilos Cohaagen in “Total Recall.” Now I placed the face under the fedora, framed with longish white hair peeking out on the sides and a white goatee and mustache. This would be interesting after all. I heard he was a good musician; but then again Natalie Wood thought she had done a great job singing in “West Side Story” only to find out they used Marni Nixon to overdub over her pieces. It seems other actors who have performed are told by their agents and press folks how wonderful they are. Often, if it weren’t for their names they couldn’t make it as professional musicians. But Ronnie Cox is the real deal. He can play. He can sing. And he can write songs as well. By the second song I had forgotten all about “Dueling Banjos” and was wrapped up in what was coming from mellow baritone voice, along with his friends. He per-

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formed not only his own work but songs by Jack Williams, Micky Newbury, and others. “How I Love Them Old Songs” was perhaps most telling and descriptive of the kind of music Ronny sings today. He grew up in Portales, New Mexico listening to Texas Swing tunes, but then played rock & roll in high school, and was eventually drawn to folk music after graduating from college. And it shows. Besides folk I heard bits of bluegrass, old-fashioned country and that Texas swing. He went through his two hour set straigh, with no intermission. It seemed like halfand-hour. Midway through Ronnie grinned and said, “I said I wasn’t going to do this,” and then plucked those familiar first four notes of “Dueling Banjos,” much to the crowds’ delight. “You probably tell that to all your Audiences.” But to tell you the truth, that’s the first time I had even thought about it. You haven’t heard “Dueling Banjos” until you’ve heard it with two guitars, two mandolins and an accordion. The final portion of “Banjos” was dominated by the mandolins, playing in a sort of minor-key Russian folk-style. “Dueling balalaikas,” he said to wild and appreciative applause.

Other songs on his play list I would recommend are: “Sanctuary,” “A Big Truck Brought David Bell It,” Compadres in the Old Sierra Madres,” and a song about the town where he grew up, “Portales.” When I asked him what he wanted to be remembered for Ronny said, “Everything... the acting, music, I write songs, I’ve written a book, produced movies, written a screen play. All of it,” he said with sincere humility. “But nothing cuts through to the heart like music.” “I love acting, but I don’t love it as much as music,” he said. “And the reason I don’t is because of the personal connection that you can make through music. I like my music to feel like a shared evening, and I want us to feel like we’re all in this together.” I asked about greeting everyone at the door. “If it’s a manageable size I try to say ‘hello’ to everybody before it [the show] starts,” Ronnie said. “That’s the whole idea of folk music... [that’s what] drives me to folk music.” The show was billed as “Ronny Cox and Friends.” His “friends” were just that, good friends, and world-class musicians in their own rights. Playing with him at the Aud were: Radoslav Lorkovic, piano, accordion and vocals; Karen Mal, mandolin and vocals, and whom he referred to as his “adopted” daughter; Keith Grimwood, on bass and currently half of Trout Fishing In America; Jack Williams, guitar and vocals; Chojo Jacques, mandolin and fiddle, formerly with The Waybacks. Just the band alone would be worth the price of admission. Add Ronny Cox and you’ve got a show I would pay double to see again. Ray Dilfield, manager of The Aud would agree. “Most musicians’ contracts say they can bow out or cancel a contract date if they get a movie or TV date offer. Ronny’s contract specifies that he can bow out of a movie or TV contract to do a concert.” That’s a dedication to the music that Ronny Cox has, and a venue manager and music-lover like Dilfield appreciates.


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Discovering Eureka Off to the pen Mary Pinkley wasn’t at her business on North Main, Mary’s Jerky, today. She was doing time in the pen. Pinkley is one of the locals who was scheduled to be rounded up and taken to jail at the Rockin’ Pig Wednesday, there to languish until they made bail. The arrests were made in the name of the Muscular Dystrophy Association, with bail going to support research for a cure. “They asked ‘Am I going to turn myself in?’” Pinkley said. “I said, ‘Tell the po-po they have to come and get me.” MDA Lock-ups are the main fundraiser for the association, which funds research on neuromuscular diseases. Pinkley collected her bail ahead of time – in one hour last week she collected $235 by asking other downtown busiJennifer Jackson

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“I thought it was Gabriel,” she said. Racing outside, she saw the trolley going up the street, a guy on the back playing the trumpet. Running down the street after the trolley, she caught up with it and asked the player, Jeff Gray, if he would play a hymn at the service. Gray, who plays with The 1 Oz. Jig, a Fayetteville-based band, agreed. He will also play ‘Taps’ for the flag ceremony during the service, which honors veterans and founders of the church, which is celebrating its centennial. The service starts at 11 a.m. on Sunday, Nov. 11, at First Baptist Penn Memorial Church, 100 Spring Street. All are welcome. Best Veterans Day Halloween Costume Ever Kyle and Jeanine Gilbert of Fort Worth, Texas, had a plan – to spend Halloween in Salem, Mass. It was a good plan except for one small thing – Hurricane Sandy. Instead, the couple spent Halloween in Eureka Springs, where they attended the Barefoot Ball on Halloween night. They wore costumes duplicating a famous ‘Life’ magazine photo – Jeanine in a nurse’s uniform and Kyle as the kissing sailor celebrating the end of World War II in the Pacific. But he didn’t enlist willingly. “He said ‘If I’m going to get in costume, make it one I’ll feel comfortable in,’” Jeanine said. Kyle’s father and brother were in the Navy, so he was OK with it, and she’s always liked the ‘Life’ photo. So made a nurse’s outfit, and found a real sailor’s uniform and white sailor cap for Kyle. For costume contest judges at the

Kyle and Jeanine Gilbert of Fort Worth reproduce the famous ‘Life’ magazine photo at the Barefoot Ball on Halloween

Barefoot Ball, they reproduced the photo, which was taken on V-J Day, Aug. 14, 1945, in Times Square. While they didn’t win best couple, Kyle did take the prize for best costume in the men’s category – presumably because people liked his style. So does Jeanine – she’s been married to him for 24 years. Is he a good kisser? “Pretty good,” she said.

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on the road. “But it’s a safety issue that has to be resolved,” he said. “We need to fix the road so we can get the kids in and out safely. We’ve all been trying to work on this. From day one we were talking about the new road and new building. We aren’t trying to make this a huge problem, we just need to get something done.” The school district will make its case to City Council on Monday, Nov. 12.


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Community Writing Program Spotlight Pilgrimage to the Dedication of the Church: St. Peter’s of the Black Forest, 1501

There were jugglers. There was a sword swallower. There was a man with a tiger in a cage. There was a man with a Turk in a cage. From Freiburg to St. Peter’s monastery, along the eighteen miles of dusty, rutted highway and up the narrow mountain road, performers and vendors were working the flow of pilgrims headed to the new church. Michael stared from the back of the cart until his head felt ready to explode from the strain of taking in everything and the responsibility of pointing it all out to little Gerta. “Look Gerta, a man juggling knives.” A mile later, a man juggled burning torches. From his black horse, which he rode alongside the cart, Jakob told of seeing a juggler in Italy who could keep six balls in the air while standing on a galloping stallion. Most of the young women in the crowd seemed to find Jakob the most fascinating thing to behold. For the Schwarze Reiters were the elite of the Landsknechte soldiers, fearsome Black Riders with all black horses and three matchlock pistols, two in saddle holsters and one stuck into a heavy boot. The sword swallower was so fascinating, Michael was able to cajole his father into stopping the cart. But then his mother grew faint at the sight of the sword disappearing into the fellow’s gullet. Still, they stayed so long, Jakob felt obligated to toss the fellow some coins from the back of the black horse. Every so often along the route, groups of coarse players enacted such tales as the story of Pope Joan, who pretended to be a

man and was made Pope but came to ruin when she bore a child. Beside a stream where people paused to rest and refill their water containers, a Meistersanger filled the air with lyric poetry set to music. His song told of a man named Neidhart, who found a violet and rushed off to tell the Duchess. While he was gone, a peasant came by and picked the violet. So Neidhart flew into a rage. At this point, Michael’s family moved on, and Michael worried about what became of the peasant until he realized that a mime was walking along beside their cart, imitating his gloomy expression to the amusement of the other travelers around them. When he tried to wave the mime away, the fellow made the exact same gestures as Michael, so that his audience laughed even more. Michael could feel his face burning hot, and he was terrified that he would cry in front of all these people. Mercifully, Jakob lifted him from the cart onto the black horse, and they moved away from the nasty mime. Musicians played along the roadsides or moved along with the crowd. Michael did not know the names of many of the instruments, but Jakob did. What’s that? It’s a portative organ. A bagpipe. A hurdy gurdy. Pipe and tabor. Jakob has seen many of these played by soldiers in camp. There was nothing he did not know. Though their mother had packed dried meat, bread, and a crock of pumpkin compote, they could not resist the smells of the food vendors cooking along the road. Spicy sausages sizzled in skillets. Whole

Community Writing Program Schedule n Nov. 18 – Poetry, $25 n Dec. 8 — Fiction, $45 (this completes the Fiction Program) The fiction program is a 5-part modular program, so a student can take the workshops in any order, though all are needed to

complete the full program. All Saturday workshops will be 9 a.m. - 1 p.m. 2 and 1 - 4 p.m. For more information, contact Alison Taylor-Brown at alisontaylorbrown@me.com or 479 292-3665. Register early, as space is limited.

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 alisontaylorbrown@me.com.

pigs turned on spits, one which moved by a dog-powered treadwheel. And beer flowed in a river of streams from casks and kegs. Mother, can we have the gingerbread cookies that look like St. Anthony’s pig? But more interesting to Michael than the food, the music, the sword swallower, were the relic peddlers, whose wares were displayed in handcarts above which rows of bones and statues hung on lines. Michael lingered over a short rib once belonging to the little girl that Jesus raised from the dead. “Technically,” the relic seller explained in calculated honesty “she is not actually a saint. But,” his voice changed to a low, slow monotone, “her name was Tabitha, and she was just your age when she died. From the plague, I think. It was her funeral procession, that it was. And Jesus walked by. He saw the mourners. They wailed. They cried. He saw the little girl in the coffin. Oh the lovely little girl. Oh the sad mother. Jesus stopped. He put out His blessed hand.” The relic vendor reached his grubby hand toward Michael. “He touched her. And UP she sprang!” Michael jumped. “After Jesus raised her,” the vendor went on, “she lived to be 97, and herself raised many puppies from the dead.” Michael imagined Tabitha as a ten-yearold German girl dressed in a chemise and kirtle, her hair in one long braid wound around her head. She would be the perfect guardian for him, a sort of celestial collaborator. She could not only protect him from sickness but also help him out if he ran afoul of his father. “Father, if you will buy me this, I will never ask for anything else.” “I thought you wanted a pony.”

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Michael hesitated. The rib or the pony. The little girl’s face came into his mind. She had blonde hair. “No this, Father. Not the pony.” But the side of his father’s face was a hard knot. Michael turned to his devout mother for assistance, but she too looked displeased with the whole situation. She took his arm. “Let’s go Michael.” “But Mother—” She maneuvered him through the crowd to their cart. Once settled, he felt a wave of hostility. Even the new thing his father bought him did not console him. It was for writing and was called a pencil. A stick of lead inside a hollow wooden tube. But he sulked for thirty minutes after the cart began to roll and the little blonde girl’s rib was lost forever. Someday, he would be grown and would have any saint’s bone he wanted. Alison Taylor-Brown spends half her time in the 16th century, which is why she’s usually running late. This scene is an outtake deleted from her novel, Artificial Life, which follows the stories of a 21st-century biochemist and a 16th–century monk turned Anabaptist. See a trailer for Artificial Life at alisontaylorbrown.com.

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Lively Entertainment By Kristal Kuykendall

By Kristal Kuykendall

Eureka’s newest, and best, original music This weekend, what I truly believe is the best rock band in Arkansas is performing at Squid and Whale Pub both Friday and Saturday evenings. Jonesboro-based Starroy, featured on Page 31 of this week’s edition, is about to depart for a European tour, so let’s send them off with a band! If Southern rock and jam is not your flavor, here are some additional recommendations for excellent live music this weekend. Eureka Springs’ newest original music act — and most impressive yet, as far as I’m concerned — Chucky Waggs, is finally getting out in public more often. Chucky Waggs, which is actually Adam Wagner of Mountain Sprout fame, opens for the Whistle Pigs Friday night at Chelsea’s (starting around 9 p.m.) and then performs a solo show Sunday night at Chelsea’s at 7 p.m. Chucky Waggs features upbeat acous-

tic guitar music with vocals, in the style of traditional Americana, classic country, folk and blues, with a little bit of old-punk flavor thrown in for good measure — though the “punk� mostly comes through in the lyrical form, not the musical stylings. Wagner explains: “The melody and chords and song structure are more rooted in old-time, traditional music, Americana, folk and blues stuff, while the lyrics are a bit more modern — I still listen to a lot of the old punk bands I grew up with,� he says. “One of my favorite songwriters is Shane MacGowan from The Pogues, because he has a way of writing songs that could be 100 years old or they could be current. I’m into that.� Some of Wagner’s primary musical influences include singer/songwriters like Hugh Daneal, Todd Snider and Tom Waits, as well as more well-known mu-

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sicians such as Bob Dylan, Neil Young, Townes Van Zandt, Steve Earle and Jerry Jeff Walker. And his top five favorite musical acts of all time? Waits, The Pogues, Young, The Ramones and Bob Wills. Nice! “I don’t know that I try to write like those guys, but I’m sure it comes through inadvertently since I have been listening to all of them since I first began listening to music as a child,â€? Wagner said. The guitarist for Mountain Sprout has been a resident of Eureka Springs since joining that band seven years ago, when the group moved here from New Orleans, he said. He grew up in Southern Illinois. Chucky Waggs plays mostly originals during his sets, but a few covers are included such as songs by Waits, Daneal, old folk, blues and bluegrass standards, and even a track or two by the group he’s opening for Friday, Carbondale, Illinois-based Whistle Pigs. “A lot of the songs I cover are by bands that maybe people in the crowd haven’t heard, and I try to tell them where they come from so they’ll hopefully go check them out.â€? Still wondering if you’ll dig Chucky                  

Waggs? This might help: If you like anything about Bob Dylan’s music or Arlo Guthrie’s songwriting, or if you enjoy an energetic acoustic set that somehow never drags and features strong but beautiful male vocals and some gifted guitar-picking, you will love Chucky Waggs. Also on Friday at Chelsea’s, following Chucky Waggs’ set, hang around for the Whistle Pigs, one of the Midwest’s friendliest and most popular Americana trios. Their live shows, consisting of vocal harmonies, banjo, accordion, and upright bass, are energetic yet humorous and interactive, making them suitable for the sitdown crowd as well the dancers and the drinkers. Traveling over 70,000 miles and playing about 200 shows annually, the Whistle Pigs have shared the stage with the likes of The Legendary Shack Shakers, Split Lip Rayfield and Black Oak Arkansas while playing at a wide range of venues, from Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Festival to bars and dives, weddings and fish fries. Admission for Friday night’s show at Chelsea’s is $5. No charge on Sunday.

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THURSDAY, NOV. 8 • Jack’s Place / Centerstage Live, 37 Spring St., 479-253-2219: Karaoke and DJ Goose, 8 p.m. till midnight. • New Delhi Cafe, 2 N. Main St., 479253-2525: Ellen Stephenson CD release party, 6 p.m. • Squid and Whale, 37 Spring St., 479253-7147: Open Mic Musical Smackdown with Bloody Buddy & Friends FRIDAY, NOV. 9 • Berean Coffee House, 4032 E. Van Buren, 479-244-7495: Live music, 7 p.m. •  Cathouse / Pied Piper, 82 Armstrong St., 479-363-9976: Little Buffalo River Band, 8 p.m. • Chaser’s, 169 E. Van Buren, 479-2535522: Dance Party/DJ, 8 p.m. • Chelsea’s, 10 Mountain St., 479-2536723: Chucky Waggs opens for Whistle Pigs, 9 p.m. •  Eureka Live!, 35 N. Main St., 479253-7020: DJ & Dancing 9 p.m. to close • Jack’s Place / Centerstage Live: The Chad Emmert Band, 9 p.m. • The Lumberyard, 104 E. Van Buren: DJ /Karaoke, 8:30 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe: Vine Brothers, 6:30 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den, 45 Spring St., 479-363-6444: Rowdy’s Jukebox, 7 p.m. •  Rowdy Beaver Tavern, 417 W. Van Buren, 479-253-8544: Rockin’ with DJ Mark, 7 p.m. • Squid & Whale: Starroy, 9 p.m. • Voulez-Vous Lounge, 63 Spring St., 479-363-6595: Leah and The Mojo Doctors, 9 p.m. SATURDAY, NOV. 10 •  Cathouse / Pied Piper: Little Buffalo River Band, 8 p.m. • Chaser’s: Swytch, 9 p.m.

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• Chelsea’s: Dachshund, 9 p.m. • Eureka Live!: DJ & Dancing 9 p.m. to close • Jack’s Place / Centerstage Live: The Chad Emmert Band, 9 p.m. • The Lumberyard: Kevin Upshaw and One Night Stand / Birthday party for Kevin Ratkovich, 9 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe: Skillet Lickers, early afternoon; Mike Blackwell, 6:30 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den: Jesse Dean, 7 p.m. •  Rowdy Beaver Tavern: Another Fine Mess, 6 p.m.

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The Natural Way I fixed an Acorn Squash for dinner the other night. The recipe was simple. Wash, slice, clean, and bake in orange juice at 400 degrees for 45-50 minutes with slices of oranges arranged over the top along with a tent of foil. I added a pinch of sea salt, a touch of pepper and a dusting of ground ginger after taking it out of the oven. Heaven was achieved on Earth! This time of the year we are getting a large selection of fall veggies. Acorn, Butternut, Hubbard and Spaghetti squash is plentiful and cheap. Storing them in a cool yet dry area at home will keep them fresh for a long time. Preparing them for the table is easy, and the finished product is not only tasty but also chock full of vitamins and minerals. Acorn and Butternut are just a little higher in nutrition than some of the other varieties, but all are a treasure trove. If you don’t add lots of butter or brown sugar, these guys are amazingly low in calories. I’m a strong advocate of choosing foods that match the season. You remember the problem some winters ago with spring

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Elizabeth Atchley Green April 29, 1925 - Oct. 29, 2012

Elizabeth Atchley Green, a resident of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born April 29, 1925 in Akron, Ohio, a daughter of Ernest B. and Mary Agnes (Mason) Atchley. She departed this life Monday, Oct. 29, 2012 in Fayetteville, at the age of 87 years. Elizabeth was a member of the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church. She attended the University of Kansas City in 1942-1945, 1946 where she received a Bachelor of Arts Degree, Double Major in Biology and English. She attended the George Washington University, Washington, DC in 1947-1948 at the School of Medical Technology, where she received a certificate in Medical Technologist-Registered-American Society of Clinical Pathologist. She was a Co-Founder of the Bell Ringer School for handicapped children in Bartlesville, Okla. Elizabeth was owner/operator of “Fleece ‘N Flax” in Eureka Springs from 1972 until the present. On February 3, 1945, Elizabeth was

united in marriage with Jess Green who survives her of the home. She is also survived by four children, Jess D. Green, III of Franklin, TN; David D. Green of Boston, MA; Mary E. Green of Conway, AR; Mark A. Green of Glenview, IL; five grandchildren, two great grandchildren, several nieces and nephews and a host of friends and loved ones. Elizabeth was preceded in death by her parents, Ernest and Mary Atchley, and two sisters. A funeral mass was held on Nov. 3 at the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church in Eureka Springs, with Father Shaun Wesley officiating. Interment followed at the Eureka Springs Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Elizabeth Catholic Church, 30 Crescent Drive, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.

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Wisecrack Zodiac ARIES: You can teach an old dog new tricks, but that won’t keep him from sniffing someone else’s butt. If you truly want to keep his nose clean, get a leash. TAURUS: There’s a big opportunity coming up, but you’ll have to take a risk to get it. Remember to jump on the trampoline with your feet together, and don’t get your head stuck in the tree. Failure may be hilarious, but success would be a welcome change. GEMINI: Sometimes joy is like the prize in a Cracker Jack box: it gets smaller as the years go by. Get ready for a retro shot of awesomeness on Friday, because what you pull out of the popcorn will be worth its weight in gold. CANCER: Consider Thursday a bacon-wrapped hug from the universe, dangling with cupcakes and telling you that you look like you’ve lost weight. Yes, it will be that good. LEO: You have no problem lighting up the world, but people would appreciate it if you installed a dimmer switch. It’s hard to sleep next to a 100-watt disco ball, especially if there’s no Lady Gaga music involved. VIRGO: Quit looking for a sign from the universe; sometimes all you need is a postcard from your own brain. Clean out that mental mailbox and toss those old issues of the Weekly World News so the message can get through. LIBRA: Nothing says “I care” like an exquisitely handcrafted piece of diamond jewelry. Thankfully, you don’t care that much, so just send a muffin basket and an envelope of temporary tattoos. It’s the thought that almost counts. SCORPIO: You can’t always be the good guy, but you don’t have to twirl your mustache and look for train tracks, either. Aim for “slightly deranged hipster” and you should hit the mark. Don’t stand still, though: there are other folks aiming

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for hipsters, too. SAGITTARIUS: There’s nothing in this world that can’t be fixed with good food, good wine and good pharmaceuticals. If you can’t swing that, you might as well have Thanksgiving dinner with your family. CAPRICORN: Keep following the path you’re on and you’ll be like a penguin in a Speedo: odd and unnecessary. Ditch the butt floss and see if there’s any spare dignity on the rack in your size. AQUARIUS: Part of being fabulous is embracing your flaws. Does

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anyone give Chuck Norris crap about that hair? Not to his face, they don’t. Be who you are, ferret ears, big feet and all. Work it, baby! PISCES: Sometimes you don’t need the key to life to be happy, all you need is a good set of lock picks or know which window universe leaves unlocked. A car hanger works too, if you left your inner joy running and accidentally shut the door. Answers on page 29

Marching in the Mulberries

Deborah When you watched the wind Quigley winding snow like a cocoon, you said the angels chase the chaff and the Lord goes before us, marching through the mulberries. Then the wind meant a landscape wasn’t a still life, that heather danced in colors, and seed scattered another story.

If in a storm the wind culled live limbs and green fruit for the weight they cost the tree, brought the cold indoors and thickened the winter coats of animals, you said the wind released the moan hidden in every body. Tonight, mulberries stain your door posts and remind me I haven’t kept watch like the purple apostles sleeping in your overgrown garden. On the ground is a honey locust pod the wind shook lose. I suck out the honey the way you showed me and release the seed. •••

Deborah Quigley Smith has published poems in Melic Review, Long Pond Review, Sequoya Review, and Poetry Miscellany, as well as other print and online journals. She has an English degree from Harding University and currently lives with her husband in Quigley’s Castle, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas. In addition to poetry, Debbie writes international thrillers, one of which was recently selected as a semi-finalist for a national prize. She volunteers in the Community Writing Program, mentoring students on plot and character.

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observed as a sign of respect for the 20 million people who died in that war and the families they left behind. Legion members provide honor guards and gun salutes at military funerals, Glave said. She still has the shells from the bullets that were fired to salute Gary’s passing. Five years later, she fulfilled his request for a parade. Line-up for the Veterans Day Parade is 9 a.m. Saturday at the Carnegie Public Library, 194 Spring St. No pre-registration required. For more information, contact Sue Glave, 580399-5887.

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Eating snails: Not worth the drama My introduction to French cuisine and especially escargot came many years ago in Bloomington, Indiana, where I was spending the summer with my best friend and his girlfriend. To celebrate Nicole’s birthday, Matt took the three of us to a tiny French restaurant uptown with a lovely outside garden and a string quartet on the stereo. I had not experienced snails before but was not about to miss the opportunity. They were cooked in garlic and butter then reinserted into their shells, and they came with an escargot fork for easy removal. You could eat and enjoy a brake shoe if it was cooked in enough garlic butter, but in this case no effort was required for me to plunge in. Lots of wine didn’t hurt but wasn’t necessary for Dutch courage in this case. Texture? Cooked snails are slightly firm, smooth, no weird bits and no quivering at the back of your throat the way raw oysters do no matter how much you enjoy them, right before they slide on down. My knowledge of French cuisine is thin, beyond what I have learned from fellow columnist Manon Gros (see last week’s column), but escargot is a big winner in my personal “eat what you are afraid of” challenge, like borscht or boiled turkey necks. (That’s a whole ‘nother column.) The evening after such a fine meal could be spent many ways. In our case, we took a stroll around town. My friends had left their baby with a babysitter for the first time – my goddaughter, Molly, was six

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months. So we walked all around campus, up by the museum and through the grove of trees on campus which turn bright yellow in the autumn and which is large enough to get lost in, momentarily. The problem is, Nicole wanted to go dancing at a club nearby, and Matt wanted to go shoot pool at Nick’s English Hut up on Kirkwood Avenue, and I was caught in the middle. So the dickering began, and became arguing, and finally, in an effort to lighten the rapidly degenerating mood, Matt grabbed Nicole and threw her over his shoulder like Tarzan, then tripped and dropped her on the sidewalk. Nicole’s cut chin ratcheted the fun level of the evening up yet another notch. We were near the big fountain on campus, so Matt took off his shirt and got it wet and tried between apologies to dab the blood off her chin and wave his arms in explanation all at the same time. At that moment the phone rang. Molly had started crying and wouldn’t stop, and the babysitter had no idea what to do. Our choice was obvious, of course, as Nicole pointed out: Cut the evening short. So we did, although I distinctly remember her in the car, pressing Matt’s wet shirt to her bleeding chin, saying, “But I want to go dancing!” What a revelation we must have been to the babysitter when we burst in the front door. Matt, wet and shirtless and flummoxed, Nicole covered in blood, and me behind them, looking stupified. Matt had been working a job where he got paid tips, so he thrust a great wad of dollar bills into the babysitter’s hands. She looked as if they were tarantulas. Then she carefully picked among the wet and dry dollars until she had taken what she was owed. “You paid me too much,” she said, sliding the rest back across the table. “And it’s wet.” Then she fled out the front door. The moral of the story: Escargot is great, but it really isn’t worth the drama.


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Acclaimed rock band to perform this weekend By Kristal Kuykendall “All Killer, No Filler”: That’s the mantra of Starroy, a Southern rock/jam-rock band that doesn’t mess around when it comes to pumping out solid rock and roll. The Jonesboro-based group is headlining a special twonight performance at Squid and Whale Pub in Eureka Springs this weekend before departing for a monthlong tour across Europe. Touring Europe has been a long-held dream that the band almost had to give up on when, early last year, Starroy’s drummer nearly lost his life in a devastating car accident. Heath Finch and his wife, Dominique, escaped with their lives and have both since recovered, but only after many months of treatment and multiple medical procedures. The near-fatal accident has put things in perspective for Starroy’s members, says lead guitarist Barry Fowler, and it has given them a new “kick,” you might say — a new drive for their music and their dreams. Starroy’s music has a little bit of jam and a lot of forward motion. It’s a little bit Southern and a lot just good ol’ rock and roll. It’s a little bit psychedelic, a little bit funky, and a whole lot of fun. Fans who see Starroy perform live find they cannot sit still, and Starroy’s catchy melodies and memorable lyrics usually inspire folks to sing along while they’re shaking a tailfeather. Starroy is a band cut from the sounds of the South — fashioned only a stone’s throw away from Memphis, the home of the blues, and a quick nap from the land of country; deeply rooted in the mud of the soulful Delta and fixed by the funk and groove of the Big Easy. Some would say you’re a product of your environment. With that in mind, Starroy doesn’t fall too far from the tree. This well-traveled four-piece delivers its own powerful mixture of country-fried, psychedelic jam-rock and roll regularly, pleasing fans from all walks of life, no matter the musical tastes. Starroy has worked hard since mid-2011 to rebuild as it replaced founding member (bassist) Justin Henry and after it narrowly escaped losing Finch. The one-two punch of Finch’s challenging recovery and the difficulties of finding just the right fit in a new bassist have renewed the band’s passion for their “All Killer, No Filler”

Don’t Miss Tuesday,November13,2012 style of rock and roll, the members all agree. Finch has now fully recovered, and the band’s new lineup — with the addition of lively bassist Justin Boswell — is primed and beginning to explode, particularly since Starroy has recently been picked up by European management company Teenage Head Music. The agency promptly booked the group for a monthlong tour across Spain, Belgium, Holland and Germany beginning Nov. 30. Boswell has brought in new influences and ideas to further refine Starroy’s sound and helped the band rebuild and restructure its set, creating what the group calls a return to its own rock and roll roots. Rejuvenated and armed with amply powerful new material, Starroy is not merely looking for a comeback; its members have bigger dreams than the measured level of success the band had achieved before the departure of its former bassist and prior to Finch’s car wreck. A renewed love for creating music, a new level of respect and appreciation for one another, and a sense of drive to keep alive a band that has seen hardship and trials — all things that can’t be measured in dollars and cents, or even described fully with words, as the band’s bio notes; “This is Starroy: a band of rock and roll brothers.”  A regular performer at major Little Rock venues such as Revolution Music Room and Stickyz Rock ‘N’ Roll Chicken Shack, Starroy also has performed on the big stages at Riverfest and has shared the stage with such groups as Blind Melon, Lynyrd Skynyrd, Jonathan Tyler & Northern Lights, North Mississippi Allstars, Ian Moore, Our Lady Peace, Jimbo Mathus, Hill Country Revue, Rick Springfield and even Night Ranger.

Critics have long loved Starroy. Lately, the European press has been heaping a ton of praise on the band’s album, “Ocho For Willow,” in advance of the group’s appearances there next month. Stateside, Starroy is also no stranger to rave reviews, though. Dave Terpeny of Kynd Music Magazine writes: “… the quartet delivers a stunning combination of blistering bluesrock assaults, intimate ‘gathered around the fire’ acoustic jams and smoky progressive rock instrumentals.” “Hailing from the unlikely berg of Jonesboro, Ark., comes groovy college funk-pop four-piece Starroy, who may fit into the jamband world, but sound much more like a reincarnated Blind Melon than anything Phish-y,” writes the Nashville Rage’s music critic. “How these guys managed to stay independent and not get swept off their feet by rushing hordes of major record labels is beyond (me)… Whatever roads Adam, Barry, Justin, and Heath have traveled in order to arrive at this point — and at this album — is a journey well worth all their effort,” writes Michael Jones of Blog Critics Magazine. And Jim Harris of Arkansas Times writes: “Absolutely the most stage-ready rock-jam group I’ve seen in a long time...” For more information about Starroy or to hear some of their music, visit Kristal’s Northwest Arkansas Music Blog at www. CarrollCoNews.com/blogs/livemusicinnwa or visit www.Starroy.com. Starroy’s shows at Squid and Whale begin around 9 p.m. Friday and Saturday. There is no charge for admission. Squid and Whale has two entrances, at 10 Center St. and 37 Spring St.; 479-253-7147.

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