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So now what?
Community input sought on what to do with old high school campus, now vacant Page 3
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with a student who had left campus and was last seen heading south on Lake Lucerne Road. The officer located the student and released him to a family member. 12:58 p.m. – Carroll County Sheriff’s Dept. received a call in reference to a possible disturbance at Dogwood Ridge regarding a woman “being very loud and possibly intoxicated.” The responding officer found the woman talking to her daughter, who advised they weren’t yelling but only “venting” and would keep it down. 4:29 p.m. – A caller reported a red Pontiac Firebird swerving all over the road, often in the wrong lane and tailgating as it headed toward ES. Deputies located the vehicle before it entered the city. Vehicle was involved in a head-on collision in Holiday Island. 5:16 p.m. – A caller from East Mountain asked for an extra patrol for the next two weeks because of damage done at the See Dispatch, page 12
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School for sale or rent
Community meeting set for public input By Jennifer Jackson ity bills. With the move into the new high “Obviously the school district needs school completed, the Eureka Springs the revenue,” Turner said. “The options School District is turning its attention to are to sell it or lease it.” a residual problem: what to do with the Preceding the Feb. 12 public meetold one. ing, staff from Breakthrough Solutions, “It hasn’t been aggressively market- a community development program of ed,” said Curtis Turner, Eureka Springs the University of Arkansas Cooperative School District superintendent. “Noth- Extension Service, will take a tour of ing’s been done, other than put a “For the property, Turner said. Sale” sign in the yard.” At its January business meeting, the The new school, adjacent to the mid- school board supported Turner’s sugdle and elementary school campuses, gestion to talk to commercial real estate opened Jan. 3. To brokers to see what get public input on interest might be out the future of the old there. “I can see potential to high school proper“We want to see redevelop the property.” ty, which has frontwhat shakes out,” he age on Highway 62, said. – Sam Kirk the school district is In other business, planning a commuthe school board apnity meeting on Feb. proved a minor re12 at 1:30 p.m. at the Best Western/Inn model of the middle-school entrance to of the Ozarks Conference Center. improve security. School district per“We want to get all ideas out on the sonnel will do the work, Turner said, table,” said Sam Kirk, a school board which will entail replacing a front winmember on the facilities committee. dow in the office to the left of the main Kirk, who owns The Eureka Market, doors with an entry door to route vissaid the committee has had interesting itors through the office. The board apdiscussions about options. School board proved $3,000 for the project, mainly member Peggy Kjelgaard, director of for the cost of the door. Eureka Springs School of Art, said that The board also approved Turner’s there is great buzz around town about looking into buying an additional school the possibilities. bus for field trips and daily transporta“I can see potential to redevelop the tion, part of the district’s effort to preproperty,” Kirk said. vent the bus fleet from aging out at the The old campus consists of 7.1 acres same time by rotating in new vehicles. with 68,500 square feet of space in Turner reported that the school disthree buildings. It has been on the auc- trict has filed a court petition asking the tion block for two to three years, Turner state to pay attorney fees and court costs said, and generated some interest but incurred since last March for the lawsuit never anything serious. over local school tax funds, which the The school district is now in the pro- district won. cess of moving the last of the usable According to district treasurer Pam furnishings out of the buildings, Turner McGarrah, the district has paid attorney said, then will get rid of anything left Eugene Sayre of Little Rock a total of and give it all a good cleaning. The $86,876 in fees and court costs. Sayre school district has reduced the amount is a former trial attorney with the U.S. of insurance on the building to its ac- Dept. of Justice tax department and spetual, not replacement, value, and has cializes in state and federal tax litigaturned down the heat, but still has util- tion.
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Play names new leadership
Christian entrepreneur, Kansas legislator among new Passion Play management team
The new management team at the Great Passion Play includes operations director Dick Kelsey, Director of Volunteerism Danny Hester, Chairman of the Board Keith Butler, President of the Board and CEO Randall Christy, Director of Public Relations Kent Butler, Director of Special Gifting and Underwriting Arch Bonemma, and Board Vice President Tom Bush. Photo by David Bell
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By Don Lee board, as well as the other new team The Great Passion Play’s new Board members, were donating their time to the of Directors introduced the play’s new project. leadership on Monday and revealed more “We do believe in paying people for details of their plan to re-launch the play their work, when the time comes, but in early May. for the time being we are all just focus“As of today, (state) Sen. Dick Kelsey ing on getting things up and running of Kansas will be the main contact for again,” he said. “We also have several day-to-day affairs here at the Play,” said others joining us to get the play up and President of the Board and CEO Randall going,” Christy said. “Director of Public Christy, whose Gospel Station Network Relations is Kent Butler, and Director of has spearheaded the recent effort to save Special Gifting and Underwriting is Arch the Passion Play. “We Bonemma.” are blessed to have Kent Butler is Sen. Kelsey coming Chairman Keith “We do believe in paying on board. He had an Butler’s son, and a people for their work, when longtime part of the illustrious career in the Kansas LegisPassion Play, having the time comes, but for the lature and is now a played the part of Jetime being we are all just business owner out at sus over the last sevfocusing on getting things Beaver Lake.” eral years. up and running again.” Kelsey was a ReBonemma, of publican member of McKinney, Texas, – Randall Christy the Kansas Senate, is a Christian entrerepresenting the 26th preneur and philanDistrict from 2008 thropist whose My until his retirement late last year. Prior to House ministry works primarily with that, he served in the Kansas State House other nonprofits to provide housing for of Representatives for four years. He sits orphans and widows in Africa. A magaon the Board of Directors of Barclay Col- zine article in 2010 said he is an inveslege at Haviland, Kan., and is a former tor in many types of enterprises and has executive director of the Wichita Alliance also launched expeditions to search for of Evangelical Churches. Noah’s Ark and the Arc of the Covenant. “One thing I have learned in the past 10 My House works only with ministries days is the tremendous latent well of sup- that have worked with orphans for years port for the success of the Passion Play,” on their own, “doing a really good job,” said Kelsey. “A lot of people want to see according the article at www.mannaexit survive and thrive. They call to say they pressonline.com. My House builds new saw the play when they were kids and and better facilities so the ministries can they want their own children to see it.” expand their work helping orphans. Along with Christy and Chairman The new group of Passion Play direcof the Board Keith Butler – who is the tors and managers was meeting Monday only one remaining from the previous to strategize for major funding and uneight-member board – Vice President derwriting opportunities. Tom Bush, an executive at Christy’s PR Director Butler said one of the new Gospel Station Network, makes up the fundraising efforts, the “Save-a-Seat” new Board of Directors. campaign, is already beginning to take New team donating time off. “In exchange for a donation of $250, As with the previous Board of Di- you get a season ticket with a metal plate rectors, Christy explained that the new See Passion Play, page 12
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Downtown Network to announce landmark changes By Jennifer Jackson nesses in town, and developing a youth For the past four years, the Eureka team of high school students with enSprings Downtown Network has held trepreneurial spirit who want to gain a party to kick-off the coming tourist work experience. To be announced at season. Billed as a company picnic for the Jan. 31 event: a new parade, bringlocal business owners and employees, ing the number of parades in Eureka the event drew close to 200 people last Springs to eight during the extended year, raised $4,000, and auctioned off tourist season, March through Decemhundreds of dollars of advertising. ber. This year’s event, on Jan. 31 at the Ongoing DN programs include Basin Park Hotel ballroom, is going to Cocktails for a Cause, a monthly afbe even more profitable. ter-hours networking event that beneDowntown Network director Jac- fits local non-profits. Wolven said she queline Wolven will announce two big is currently signing up organizations changes in the netfor the coming year. work that will afDN members have “We believe in fect business ownalso taken on the reinclusiveness, and working vival and maintenance ers in the entire city. One will make together. It’s about everyone of public garden spacEureka Springs’ being a part of something.” es on North Main. Downtown NetThe 5th annual Eu– Jacqueline Wolven work, part of Main reka Springs DownStreet Arkansas, town Network Comunlike any other pany Picnic is ThursMain Street program in the country. day, Jan. 31, from 5:30 p.m. to 8:30 “We believe in inclusiveness, and p.m. at the Basin Park Hotel ballroom. working together,” Wolven said. “It’s and is cosponsored by the Eureka about everyone being a part of some- Springs Chamber of Commerce. There thing.” is no cost to attend, but attendees are Through Main Street Arkansas, the asked to bring a potluck dish. See the network offers free services to business Downtown Network’s website, www. owners, including design consulting, eurekaspringsdowntown.com for destaff training, and budget and cash flow tails. A silent auction will include doplanning. Wolven conducts workshops nated advertising. Live auction items on using social media and hospitality are a trip to Jekyll Island, Ga., and a training for employees that are free trip to Napa Valley, Calif., both includand open to all, including businesses in ing lodging and airfare. Holiday Island and Berryville . Eureka Springs Downtown Network “You have every opportunity to get is a partner of Main Street Arkansas the tools you need to have success,” and the National Trust for Historic Wolvern told business owners at the Preservation Main Street Center, which network’s monthly business meeting in supports preservation, beautification January. and economic development in historic New DN initiatives announced at the business districts. meeting: creating a welcome packet for “2013 is your year,” Wolvern told business license applicants, forming a business owners. “Everyone will be welcome committee to visit new busi- successful.”
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By Don Lee On Wednesday, the Eureka Springs School District announced it would close its doors through the weekend to fight off the flu as nearly 30 percent of the student body was out sick. “As of this morning we had 67 students out of 225 or so sick, plus 10 staff out,” said Superintendent Curtis Turner on Tuesday afternoon. “Normally when you hit about 20 percent of students and staff sick, the best thing to do is close down and disinfect everything and give it a chance to work itself out.” This past weekend, the school disinfected the elementary building with antibacterial foggers, and the building was aired out on Sunday. “Shutting down for just one day won’t do any good,” Turner said. “We are shutting down Thursday and Friday, so the break would go on through the weekend, and we’ll come in and disinfect again.” Turner said while there was no set policy about percentages of illness that requires shutting down, 20 percent sick for the school overall was the number they watched for. Flu cases up locally and abroad A strain of the influenza virus, H3n2, is causing 98 percent of the flu viruses being reported throughout the state, according to a statement by the Arkansas Department of Health last week. According to Cindy Selover, Director of the Emergency Department at Mercy Hospital Berryville, the number of flu patients the past month or so has been well above normal. “On average we don’t really get many flu patients if any,” she said. “But the past month we’ve had up to 10 patients a day sick.” Selover described the problem as a “huge increase” that seems to include both two strains of the virus, Type A (H3n2) and Type B. The flu vaccination is only effective against the Type A virus, and Selover said it is possible to get the flu even with the flu shot, but that
symptoms seem much milder for those who have taken the shot. “It is best to see a doctor the sooner the better once the symptoms appear, especially fever,” Selover added. “Fever, all over aches, cough, congestion, runny nose. We have had great success with the popular prescription flu treatment Tamiflu, but it only works if you get it in the first 48 hours of being sick, so don’t wait.” Dr. Shannon Card of Mercy Clinic in Berryville said he has seen an influx of patients suffering from the influenza virus in the past few weeks. “Last year was not as bad a season for the flu virus, but this year there are definitely more cases than normal,” he said. “People should know that there are plenty of other colds out there and not everything is the flu. We have seen patients with the common cold, respiratory infections, and Norovirus, which is a stomach virus that causes vomiting, and diarrhea – but we have seen more flu-related illnesses than usual.” People encouraged to get flu shots “The truth is most people that get the flu aren’t going to the doctor, they just stay home until they aren’t ill anymore,” said Ed Barham, ADH public information officer. “This means that we can never really know all the statistics.” The 2012-2013 flu season is just now reaching its peak, and because there is a particularly aggressive strain of the flu, it could continue to infect people into early spring, officials said. The Centers for Disease Control and Prevention said last week that Arkansas is among a few states in the Southeast in which flu cases spread less rapidly in the prior week, but a state Health Department spokesman said it’s too early to say cases have peaked here. At least nine people have died from the flu so far in Arkansas, including one child. Tina Parker contributed to this report.
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More tigers rescued, moved to Turpentine Creek By Jennifer Jackson Four more elderly residents of Riverglen Tiger Shelter near Mountainburg have been relocated to new enclosures at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge south of Eureka Springs. On Friday, Scott and Tanya Smith, who head TCWR, and three staff members drove to Riverglen, three miles west of Interstate 540 near Mountainburg, and came back with Andrew and Tenille. On Saturday, they returned and got Daisy and Turbo. Turbo, the largest of the Riverglen tigers, was the only one who didn’t have to “take a nap,” i.e. be tranquilized and carried by stretcher to the trailer. But the Smiths, who have moved more than 300 big cats, have it down to science. “Easy trip and easy unload as far as relocating tigers,” Tanya Smith reported Saturday night. The preferred method of tiger transfer: put a rolling cage up to the pen, open the gates, and lure the cat in. But like a house cat when its sees the cat carrier, the rolling pen puts the tigers on their guard. Riverglen owner Betty Young, who watched the proceedings from a lawn chair, said the tigers also recognize TCWR’s long white trailer, and start to get keyed up when they hear vehicles hit the cattle guard at the entrance to the road leading up to her property. “Tigers are extremely territorial,” Young said. “They don’t like to move.” On Friday, TCWR curator Emily McCormack and assistant curator Laurie Vanderwal first tried to lure Andrew, who had not been fed that morning, into the rolling cage with pieces of meat. But after trying for a half an hour, they conceded defeat, and Scott Smith tranquilized the cat, using a needle on the tip of a six-foot pole put through the bars of Andrew’s enclosure. CCN photographer David Bell lent a hand carrying Andrew, who weighed between 400 and 500 pounds, out of the perimeter fence to the trailer. “He was very heavy,” said Bell, who had one of the front handholds on the eight-handled stretcher. Andrew, who is 18 years old, was in good
shape and starting to be responsive after the transfer, completed in a tense 10 minutes. Working from outside the trailer through the metal grid, McCormack and TCWF zoologist Kyle Jorgensen attached IVs with fluids to help flush the sedative out his system. “He’s starting to blink,” said Cheryl Swartout, a Riverglen volunteer. Swartout drives from Elm Creek to help Young, who also has a helper named Martin who drives the tractor-trailer carrying meat to feed the big cats. There are four compounds on the acreage, two next to Young’s house on top of the ridge, and two “downstairs,” as she calls it. Young, herself a senior, needs a hip replacement and is no longer able to lift the meat, but helps with basic chores. Cleaning enclosures and giving the tigers any attention they need have become a challenge, Swartout said. “We get them fed and watered,” Swartout said, “but there’s not enough to us to go around.” The situation prompted intervention by the Crawford County Sheriff in November, when Turpentine Creek took six Riverglen tigers and a cougar, having seven empty enclosures available. Since making a public appeal to help provide new homes for the animals, TCWR has raised enough money to build 10 new tiger enclosures, each with 1,000 square feet of living space, in a secluded area of their property. The plan to build 10 more enclosures, which cost $5,000 each to build, plus the cost of perimeter fencing, a water line and other infrastructure. “We are halfway there,” Tanya Smith said of the fundraising effort. “If everyone who gave gave the first time gave that much again, we’d have it made.” Two of Riverglen’s white tigers, Sissy and Ariel, were adopted by Cedar Cove refuge in Lewisburg, Kansas, along with two panthers. But Young prefers Turpentine Creek because it’s less stressful for the elderly animals because they don’t have to travel far, Swartout said. Of the 20 tigers left, Young is hoping to
Scott Smith, TCWR vice president, immediately after sedating Andrew in preparation for transportation to the Turpentine Creek facility. Photo by David Bell
Anyone want to help move a tiger? Scott Smith, left, TCWR vice president; Kyle Jorgensen, TCRW zoologist/technical operations; CCN photographer David Bell; Cheryl Swartout, Riverglen refuge volunteer; and Emily McCormack, TCWR curator move Andrew the tiger to the transport trailer after he was sedated. Photo by Jennifer Jackson
keep two eldery females, Joella and Jennifer. Joella is too ornery to move, Young said, and Jennifer goes nuts when she hears vehicles and thinks they are coming for her. Young, who lives in spartan conditions in one half of her small, cinderblock house, formerly a milking shed, won’t leave the property to get medical help until the situation is under control. She has had most of the tigers since they
were cubs six to eight weeks old and became too strong for their owners to handle. “I thought I’d live long enough to take care of these,” she said. To help Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge build new homes for Riverglen tigers, go to www.turpentinecreek.org. For more information about Riverglen, go to www.riverglentigershelter.org.
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Grudek: Prosecutor has it out for sheriff’s office
By T.S. Strickland Sheriff Bob Grudek stepped forward Tuesday to defend his agency from what he characterized as a political attack engineered by Prosecuting Attorney Tony Rogers. The ongoing investigation of the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office became public knowledge earlier this month, after the Arkansas State Police raided the county dispatch center on behalf of Special Prosecutor Jack McQuary. Since then, the investigation has been shrouded in mystery. Authorities have remained reticent, citing the ongoing nature of the investigation, and the affidavit of probable cause for the search warrant has remained under lock and key, by order of a special judge. Even the sheriff said he did not know the extent of allegations and, though he said there was no cover-up, he added he was open to the possibility that investigators may uncover some legitimate wrongdoing on the part of his subordinates.
However, Grudek also characterized the investigation – which was requested by Rogers – as only the latest in a litany of alleged slights, threats, and injustices stretching all the way back to 2006, when he was first elected. “I see a pattern forming here,” Grudek said, “and I’m getting frustrated over it.” In a press release issued Wednesday morning, Rogers said he was unable to comment on the investigation and did not respond to Grudek’s main allegation. However, he disputed many of his particulars. The special prosecutor appointed to the case remained even more tight-lipped about the details of the investigation, but he said Rogers had “absolutely nothing” to do with it since it was handed over to McQuary’s office. “I can assure you politics has nothing to do with this,” McQuary added. “It involves concrete questions of law.” State Police spokesman Bill Sadler explained that his agency had merely responded to a court order in executing the
search warrant and referred questions to Special Judge Tom Smitherman, who said it would be “inappropriate” to comment on a pending case. The sheriff said Rogers had threatened to prosecute him or his officers five times in the last six years. Though he did not offer many details about those cases, Grudek did say that Rogers had gone so far as to ask the State Police to investigate his agency once before, and nothing came of it. “During this same time, we have submitted three cases to Tony’s office where there was misconduct by officers of other departments,” Grudek said. Rogers declined to prosecute two of the cases and referred a third to a special prosecutor. The latter was never heard about again, he said. Rogers responded in a press release that each complaint was considered individually, “based on the facts alleged.” Of the three cases Rogers was aware of, he said one had been referred to the State Police, one had been proven inaccurate by video evidence, and the last had been sent to a special prosecutor. “If the special prosecutor determined that no charges were to be filed, that decision is his alone,” Rogers said. The Lovely County Citizen was able to document one of the cases referred to, which stemmed from alleged abuse of official access to the Arkansas Crime Information Center’s criminal database via the JusticeXchange system during the 2010 election. The case originated when the booking photo of Edward “Blue John” Chevallier, accessed through the system, found its way into Chevallier’s hands and then ended up on a campaign flier for Green Forest Police Chief John Bailey, Grudek’s Democrat opponent. At the time, Chevallier, 81, was involved in a lawsuit – still ongoing – against Cpl. Joel Hand, alleging his civil rights were abused when Hand arrested him in August 2010. After the incident, Chevallier became a supporter of Bailey. The Arkansas Crime Information Center investigated the matter in September,
at Grudek’s request. In an Oct. 4 letter to Rogers, ACIC Administrator Brad Cazort said Green Forest Police Det. Tommy Hayden had accessed the information and, further, lied to investigators about his reasons for doing so. “Even so,” Cazort wrote, “ACIC can find no evidence that indicates who provided Mr. Chevallier with a copy of his JusticeXchange report. He would have to be the one to tell you that. We did not refer this matter to the State Police as it appears the only investigation required is taking a statement from Mr. Chevallier.” Rogers declined to proceed with the investigation, and he did not reference the case directly in his statement. Speaking Wednesday, Bailey said he had been “very comfortable” that Hayden was innocent. “As far as I’m concerned that case was investigated (by ACIC),” Hayden said, “… and whatever happened happened.” Grudek interpreted the case differently. “I just find it hard to understand why (Rogers) is so aggressive and gets so personally involved over the Sheriff’s Office,” he said, “... but, when it comes to other departments, it’s just not important.” The sheriff alleged other grievances, as well: Prosecutors repeatedly have refused his requests to be involved in plea bargaining and the disposition of cases; they have failed to properly file paperwork for the housing of state prisoners and the extradition of inmates, costing taxpayers thousands of dollars; and Rogers has twice tried to convince a judge to reprimand Grudek — both times for reasons that later proved faulty, Grudek said. Rogers responded that his door was always open to law enforcement agencies who wanted to discuss open cases and that they were free to make “any recommendation they like.” However, the sheriff maintained that his attempts at dialogue with Rogers had fallen “on deaf ears.” The tension climaxed last summer, Grudek said, when Rogers sent three Arkansas State Police officers to co-opt the Sheriff’s Office investigation of the death of a woman who fell from Lovers Leap in See Investigation, page 28
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Planning approves new commercial construction code compliance review By Don Lee At a meeting that got off to a late start but picked up steam quickly thereafter, Eureka Springs Planning Commission/Board of Zoning Adjustment approved on Tuesday its first commercial construction code compliance review when a local construction project had a change of plans. Elaine Harden of Eureka Springs Treehouses had originally approached the commission with a plan for 20 units in 2006. Ten were built in the first phase. “As part of the next phase, we are adding three more cabins,” she said at the time. Located at 3018 East Van Buren Avenue, each cabin is differently themed. There is a “New York City” room, for example, a “Venice” room, a “Santa Fe” room, etc. Construction has been held on up on cabins 11-13, which are to have a “castle” theme, so Harden came back to Planning to ask if they’d approve construction of three of the cabins further down on the list, which she described as “earth cottages.” They will go back and do cabins 11-13 next winter.
Hobbit houses! “They are 24-by-24 ft. structures built with 8-in. thick cement walls and a roof,” Harden explained, “which are then lined with waterproof membrane. Then the structure is covered with earth and landscaped with grass, wildflowers and boulders. It is a wooded area, all really natural.” Harden added all the infrastructure for the cabins was already in place. The area, zoned C-2 (“Contemporary Commercial”) allows tourist lodging without a Conditional Use Permit (CUP). Each unit allows a space and a half per unit, and the area already has the city-mandated “sky friendly” lighting in place. Teaching moments Commissioner Jim Morris brought to the table a request that the commission add an educational dimension to their meetings in future. “We have rules and procedures here at Planning on how we operate,” Morris said. “Each time we have new people coming in, I feel we ought to go through to make sure everybody understands what we’re doing, to
avoid confusion.” Morris said he’d received feedback about a recent debate over a CUP approval in which some said the public did not get to express itself sufficiently. “It’s very important that people understand what code says and what we’re required to do,” Morris said. “This isn’t just our opinion or just public opinion. It’s already preset in the code. Unless you can give evidence, not just opinion, that that would prove negative impact on the neighborhood by a CUP, as a commission we have to consider it seriously. It’s not just a matter of how many are ‘for’ or ‘against’ something. There are multiple other factors involved. If you can say, ‘It’s negative and here’s my proof!’ then fine. Otherwise, we go by the law. A CUP is just as much a part of our code as zoning is, and I feel this is something we should make sure the public understands.” Morris stressed the importance of either showing up in person if you have something to bring to the table, or at least putting it in writing and sending it to the commission chairperson. “If somebody wants to say
something about what we’re doing, I tell them I can direct that information, and I’ll listen to you all day long, but I can’t and won’t share opinion and information about an agenda item except at this table,” Morrison said. “We’re bound by law not to discuss these things unless it’s at an open meeting. We don’t want things happening behind the scenes.” Aldermen can fill in gaps Commissioner Denys Flaherty brought up a point about lack of Planning commissioners. “I understand that if we are short a quorum, a member of City Council can be appointed to sit with us,” she said. She added Alderman Mickey Schneider, formerly a Planning commissioner, had expressed interest in the position. Chairman Beverly Blankenship agreed. “It is up to the mayor and council to approve, so yes, as long as it’s a council member.” Finally, Planning scheduled a tree and landscape ordinance workshop, to take place at 5:00 on Feb. 12, an hour before its next regularly scheduled meeting, at 6:00.
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Editorial To the NRA: Had enough? When the subject of gun control last raised its head here, it was to suggest the NRA, which has long fought any sort of dialogue on the topic, much less any legislation or research, needed to regulate itself, to take on the task of self-determination before someone else did it for them. Since then, we’ve seen how that’s gone. Surprisingly, to the naïve editorial writer, it hasn’t gone far. This week, three people were injured in a shooting between two people at Lone Star College campus in Houston, Texas. On Jan. 10, 16-year-old Bryan Oliver opened fire on classmates with a 12-gauge shotgun at Taft Union High School in the town of Taft about 30 miles west of Bakersfield, Calif. He is being charged as an adult on two counts of attempted murder and three counts of assault with a deadly weapon. On. Jan. 15, 34-year-old Sean Johnson, a student at the small for-profit school in St. Louis, Stevens Institute of Business & Arts, shot the school’s financial aid director, Greg Elsenrath. Johnson used a Kel-Tec 9-millimeter semi-automatic pistol with its serial number filed off. He was found by police in a stairwell with a chest wound and three live rounds of ammunition in the gun. Johnson had reportedly become “angry but not threatening” after meeting with Elsenrath on Jan. 14 and returned the next day with the firearm. On the same day as the shooting in St. Louis, two others were shot dead in a parking lot at Hazard Community and Technical College in eastern Kentucky; 20-year-old Caitlin Cornett, who was a student at the college, and her uncle, 53-year-old Jackie Cornett, were killed. His 12-year-old daughter Taylor Cornett was also shot and died the next day from her injuries. Police recovered a semi-automatic, .40-caliber Glock pistol at the scene. Dalton Stidham, 21, turned himself into police afterwards and has admitted to the killings. He has been charged with two counts of murder, one related to domestic violence and with one count of attempted murder. In a speech last week, President Obama mentioned other recent cases. “Since Friday morning, a police officer was gunned down in Memphis, leaving four children without
their mother,” he said. “Two officers were killed outside a grocery store in Topeka. A woman was shot and killed inside a Las Vegas casino. Three people were shot inside an Alabama hospital. A four-year-old was caught in a drive-by in Missouri and taken off life support just yesterday.” As of Monday, 900 gun deaths have taken place in the United States since the Newtown shootings. And lest we forget, there is our own 21-year-old Laura Acevez, who was found dying in a pool of blood from a gunshot wound to the head in her Eureka Springs apartment on New Year’s Eve. The NRA’s pathetic response, in addition to attacking President Obama’s children for having the protection required of the children of the President, is to arm teachers and put security guards in all schools, and to have Congress foot the bill. Not only is the NRA determined to do nothing real to stop the violence, it’s as if suddenly all the wackos in the country are determined to go out in a “blaze of glory” have decided to move their projects forward before gun legislation makes it harder for them to get the job done. The only way for this sickness to be slowed down is for regular citizens to come forward and make it happen. Supposedly the membership of the NRA has soared by a quarter million members since the shootings at Sandy Hook, which we find to be a sickening response to the tragedy. Surely to God that number is a drop in the bucket compared to the number of people wanting safer gun legislation enacted before more and more and more people get mowed down by weaponry nobody needs anyway, outside the military. One popular sentiment is that the government wants to take away all the big guns so all we have to defend ourselves with when the Hammer Falls is our little handguns and .22s. If that is your response to this wave of misery and death, you are wrong. Every other item on the Bill of Rights is subject to common sense regulation, and the 2nd Amendment should be also.
Citizen of the Week This week’s top-notch Citizens of the Week are organizer Quinn Withy and all the other participants in Sunday’s Martin Luther King festivities, including a recital at The Aud. Pictured here are some of the many who took time out to celebrate the birthday of this major visionary and lover of peace. King, who was killed in 1968 at age 39, would be 84 today. The idea grew out of the local Occupy movement, Withy said, whose participants were concerned that the lack of an MLK Day observance in Eureka Springs and decided to do something about it. Here, l. to r., are Ivan Thompson, Francesca Giri, Shakena Kedem, Rebecca Jean Brock and Arkansas Red. Giri’s business, Flora Roja Acupuncture, sponsored the event.
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think Citizen Opinion by Don Lee
What do you think about the situation with Notre Dame linebacker Mante Te’o and his hoax Internet girlfriend?
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Letter from the editor
Just Like the Sherman Tank
“I think he’s lying.”
“It’d be better if they’d caught the imaginary girl on the back of his motorcycle.”
Dave Wiegers Retired Golfer
“Someone obviously has a problem with the truth.”
Frank Raw Tim Brown’s mentor
Dusty Duling Grand Central Manager
“We had Tebowing, but this is Teo-ing!” (puts arm around invisible girlfriend)
Rusty Stone Friday Guy “Let it go!”
Dear Readers: Two issues back, I made a mistake in how I dealt with an issue I wanted to address in the paper – namely, the fact that the Citizen does and always has supported marriage equality. The problem was that rather than devote an entire editorial to it, or write an article, I took a shortcut and wrote a brief “letter to the editor” under a pseudonym, so I could then state the paper’s policy as a response. In retrospect, this was obviously the wrong thing to do, and the only excuse I can offer is that I was in a hurry and it seemed like an interesting “rhetorical tactic,” as we used to say in college. That doesn’t mean it was right or OK. It wasn’t. And so, I assure you all nothing like that will happen twice. Additionally, I want to apologize to one reader, Lany Ballance, for any distress this caused her, and thank her for bringing it to my attention. Don Lee Editor, LCC
Hopes for new hospital Editor: Three months ago, I opened an account at the Com-
munity First Bank of Eureka Springs. The account’s purpose was to raise money to build a new hospital. Sadly, due to a family fiscal emergency in Minnesota, I have been forced to close this account. I was the sole donor to the fund since I opened it. However, my action did accomplish one goal. It seemed to get the Hospital Commission off the dime and move towards building a much needed modern medical facility for our town. The commission has decided to hire a hospital planner. He/she will study our present situation and submit a plan for the future. This smacks of a “feasibility study” and as I see it, an avoidance scenario by the commission. After fifteen years of living in this town, I have observed that experts are hired, if the group hopes the move will get the heat off their heels. Plans or studies are very costly. In the past, the plan is usually shelved, never to be looked at again. One hopes the commission won’t waste a goodly percentage of their $250,000 on a delaying tactic only to claim they have done something. Enid B. Swartz
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LAST WEEK’S QUESTION
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What do you think about the situation with Notre Dame linebacker Mante Te’o and his hoax Internet girlfriend?
Do you have to adjust your life during the winter season in Eureka?
m A perfect way to screw up your football career for absolutely no reason. m Everybody needs love, right? m I don’t follow sports. m Who hasn’t been stalked online by imaginary women? m You would think a college football star could find a real girlfriend.
m Yes. No work. I draw unemployment and try to stay warm.: 11.1% (3 votes) m No. I work full time. There’s just less tourist traffic jamming the streets.: 33.3% (9 votes) m Yes. I work all year, but customers are few and far between right now.: 7.4% (2 votes) m Yes. It’s my favorite time of year. Time to kick back and relax.: 48.1% (13 votes)
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home of a resident who passed away over the weekend. 6:24 p.m. – A caller reported a “huge fight between multiple people” at the white house across across the street. Apparently the fight was winding down through the call and it turned out to be “verbal only.” 8:41 p.m. – A caller from North Main was transported to the hospital because she was ill and on new medication causing her problems. January 17 3:08 p.m. – A patient who was causing problems at the hospital was transported to Fayetteville for further treatment. 9:55 p.m. – Carroll County Sheriff’s Dept. asked an officer to drive to Hwy 23 South due to a horse in the middle of the road near Harold’s Storage. The horse continued to wander off and on the road for awhile. State Police helped warn people of the horse. The horse eventually ran off into the woods. Good-bye horse. January 18 1:17 a.m. – A caller from a local motel advised he had broken his key off in his door and couldn’t get in. The front desk was not responding. Dispatch managed to contact an employee with a little detective work and was informed he would let the guy back in his room. 4:41 a.m. – A caller from White Street advised of a “small white shepherd-looking dog” running loose “again.” Animal Control followed up. 9:03 a.m. – Animal Control responded to a report of a dog running loose around a local burger joint and ended up with a basset hound in custody. Lucky for Droopy Dog, it was later claimed by its owner. 3:34 p.m. – A utility truck vs. car at a local Amish-themed store. Guess who won. No injuries and a report was taken. 4:20 p.m. – A caller reported his droid had been stolen. According to Asimov’s 3 Laws of Robotics: 1. A robot may not injure a human being or, through inaction, allow a human being to come to harm. 2. A robot must obey the orders given to it by human beings, except where such orders would conflict with the First Law. 3. A robot must protect its own exis-
tence as long as such protection does not conflict with the First or Second Laws. 11:34 p.m. – A caller reported spotting two teenagers wearing all black, one with a backpack, walking off the highway near Greenwood Hollow Road. The responding officer could find no trace of the alleged ninjas. January 19 12:14 p.m. – A caller reported the parking meters downtown were not working. The responding officer took care of the problem. 1:18 p.m. – A caller advised five people were acting suspicious near a big bank up on the highway. Said he didn’t know whether they were “protesting or what.” The responding officer spoke with the bank manager and checked the area. 3:09 p.m. – This is wonderful. A caller asked Eureka to notify authorities in Stone Co., Mo., about “some donkeys on the highway about four miles east from Cape Fear.” Stone County advised they were aware of the situation and are taking care of it. 4:27 p.m. – A caller from a bar up on Spring Street reported a customer who said “his job description was a pickpocket/master sleight of hand.” Slight build, gray hair and mustache.” And they literally called the cops on this guy. Anyway, apparently they were right. He disappeared before contact could be made. Wanna watch me pull a rabbit out of my hat? 4:35 p.m. – An anonymous lady dropped off a Doberman mix named Betty at the cop shop. Said Betty was found downtown at the Aud. 4:46 p.m. – A caller from Armstrong Street reported her German Shepherd mix missing. The dog was at the police station (see above) and was returned to its owner. Hey Betty! 7:18 p.m. – A North Main business called to complain about noise from a wood chopper nearby. The wood chopper-er advised she was done for the night. 11:32 p.m. – During a routine traffic stop, a male individual was arrested for DWI, failure to stop and failure to use a turn signal. January 20 2:22 a.m. – A routine traffic stop led to the arrest of a male individual near the
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which can be designated in memory of a loved one or whatever the donor wishes it to say,” Butler said. “Someone called and made donations for three such seats just in the past couple days.” The Gospel Station Network, which consists of 25 FM, AM and online stations throughout the South and Midwest, has donated $100,000 of free advertising for the next year, and Butler said they are actively working to use social media sites like Facebook and Twitter to spread the word about the Passion Play re-opening. “We are also co-partnering with a number of newspapers and other radio networks and large ministries to promote the play,” he said. Online ticketing is also available now at http://www.greatpassionplay. org. “Tickets are on sale earlier than ever,” Butler said. New marketing under way He added that the Passion Play plans to work as much as possible through the city via the CAPC and will send representatives to travel shows, where travel organizers are exposed to various tourism sites like the Passion Play and Eureka Springs itself. “Our first show will be Travel South, in Little Rock, Feb. 17-20,” he said. He said representatives of the play had met recently with the Branson Area Receptive Association, a tourism services group in Branson, Mo. “They were indeed receptive to our ideas,” Butler said. Butler said various projects to raise additional money for the Passion Play were in development. bottom of Anderson Street for DWI #2, driving on a suspended/revoked driver’s license and driving with an open container. 3:48 p.m. – A caller from Angle Street advised of a male walking around dressed in camo carrying a BB gun and headed toward Main Street looking suspicious. The
“One example would be marketing the play toward events already going on in the city,” he said. “During the motorcycle season, particular the big weekends, we will offer 2-for-1 tickets for bikers and their companions. Or – as an example of what’s known as ‘piggyback’ marketing – on Facebook, people can ‘like’ the statue of Jesus, and for a donation fund the lights for a certain number of days in memory of loved ones. It is a way to keep the statue lit for everyone to see, and to give people a way to directly express their support in a way so they see where their donation is going.” Christy said preparations for opening day – and the fundraising efforts to raise the $200,000 needed to launch the season – are well under way. “We’ve raised an additional $20,000 since we raised the initial $75,000 for the bank,” he said. “All our daily bills are caught up.” Many, though not all, of the animals necessary to present the Passion Play have been gathered, with more to come. “The birds are here,” Christy said, “and the horses and sheep are coming. We’re still working on the camels.” Volunteerism will be a big part of reviving the play, Christy noted. “On the week of March 18, during Spring Break, we will be bringing in members of our missions team from several affiliated churches to participate in the ‘Save the Passion Play’ mission trip,” Christy said. “For the past six years they have gone to Mexico as part of their missions work, but this year they will be coming here to paint, clean, renovate the sets, anything we can do to get things ready for the next season.” The season opens Friday, May 3. responding officer spoke with the individual and his parents. 9:15 p.m. – A caller reported a deer was hit in the eastbound lane of US Hwy 62 near the Razorback Gift Shop. The deer had been removed by the time the officer arrived.
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Blessed be the tie Sundresses, bracelets link local church to Philippines
By Jennifer Jackson Last July, Toby Owens, Roberta Smith, Joe Smith and their pastor, Philip Wilson, traveled halfway around the world to an island in the Philippines. During their twoweek stay, they helped build a church and saw two people baptized at its dedication ceremony. They visited small churches in the mountains, met with mission ministers and their families, visited children in an orphan home and delivered 40 boxes of textbooks to the high school. Returning to Eureka Springs, they couldn’t forget the people they met. Now, they are leading efforts at their church, First Christian, to continue their connection to the island and its residents. “When we came back, we felt a great need to support these people,” Owens said. One way is to hold sewing bees to make dresses for children in the mountains who are in need of clothing. The dresses are simple cotton shifts with shoulder ties, called a pillowcase dress because you can make one from a pillowcase. The church women use material because it’s cheaper, but haven’t had to buy any yet – they donate material as well as their time to make dresses, sizes 2 to 17, at sewing bees in the church fellowship hall. “This is the third time we’ve met, but we’ve already sent off 63 dresses to the Philippines,” Roberta Smith said as a dozen women worked at tables in the fellowship hall in December.”We got another 25 ready to go, plus women have dresses they are making at home.” Joe Smith sits at a table and tunes up sewing machines. The women make their own bias strips for dress straps, and cut pattern pieces and package it with bias strips and elastic for women who want make the dresses at home. At La Castellana, the city where they built the church, Joe, who does welding, took two leftover pieces of metal and made a cross for the cinderblock church, Owens said.
Another project is selling bracelets made by four mission ministers’ wives whose work supports their families. The bracelets are made from layers of folded scrap cardboard. Owens and the Smiths brought boxes of the bracelets back, bagged them up, and with the help of church members, offered three bracelets for a $6 donation. Interest was particularly good during the Ozark Festival craft fair at Pine Mountain Village, Owens said, where they received more than $500 in a day. Jan Toms, right, irons bias tape while Roberta Smith measures a length of tape to go “We’ve sent them more than $4,000 since into a dress kit for people who want to help sew dresses at home. the end of July,” Owens said. “Because Photo by Jennifer Jackson we’ve been so successful, the wives got a The travelers each took an extra suit20 percent raise. One mother was pregnant flight from Los Angeles to Seoul, Korea, then a flight to Manila, where the four travcase for gifts, including books and t-shirts and has diabetes, and could not afford her elers spent the night. The next day, they took – Caruso’s T-shirt factory in Berryville diabetes medicine until she got her raise.” The group is also collecting books for a small plane to Bacolod City on the island donated 60 new ones, Owens said. The the mission families and textbooks for local of Negros, where Philip Wilson’s brother church women are now collecting NIV Bibles, concordances, bible dictionaries, bischools. A fourth project is helping a 6-year- Paul and spouse Mary Wilson live. The Wilsons drove them to La Castella- ble atlases and Haley’s handbooks for the old girl, Shanny Rose, who is deaf. The church women arranged to have her hearing na, where they stayed in a hostel that had mission ministers. The Philippine church tested, and is going to have a surgeon look at electricity, air conditioning and rooms with families also like “Chicken Soup” books, her to see if surgery is a possibility, Owens private bathrooms, but no hot water, Ow- books by Billy Graham, Rick Warren and ens said. Their meals were cooked on a Gay Smalley, and childrens’ music and said. “We have already raised money for her to two-burner hot plate or an open outdoor fire CDs. The church-building project was attend signing classes,” Owens said. “When pit. The economy is agricultural. Rice, fish through World Mission Builders under the she starts school next June, we will provide and fresh fruit – coconuts, mangos and ba- direction of Paul and Mary Wilson, who for transportation for her and her mother to nanas – make up the local diet, Owens said. work for Visions for Mission program. The “They cooked a big pot of rice every Wilsons will be in the States on furlough go to signing school.” The effort has spread beyond First Chris- morning,” Owens said. “We had rice three next October and plan to take a crate of books back with them, Owens said. She tian Church. Four women from Holiday Is- times a day.” In the two weeks, Owens said she saw a has no doubt that enough books will be doland Community Church are helping make dresses, Owens said, and are gathering toy only three times: a small bicycle, a ball, nated to fill it. With every outreach effort, the bond bebooks and helping sell bracelets. A Green and a toy truck with no wheels. Walking to Forest woman came and took a basket of the church building site, they saw two girls tween people in Eureka Springs and people bracelets to a meeting and sold $114 worth bathing in a water spigot in front of a house. in the Philippines grows stronger. The next day, the girls were brushing their “We’ve been so very blessed,” Owens to the 11 attendees. teeth in the spigot, getting ready to go to said. “We say the Prayer of Jabez: ‘Bless “What we’ve discovered is that there is school. me, O Lord, and expand my territory.’” a great desire for people to get involved in “For me, it was a life-changing experiIn addition to books, the church woman helping others,” Owens said. ence,” Owens said. “I had never done misaccept donations of fabric and narrow elasOwens said that rarely a day goes by that she doesn’t get an email from somebody sion work out of the country. They have so tic for dresses. They are planning to start they met in or in La Castellana. The city, little, but are so filled with the spirit. We had making shirts for boys. For more informaat the base of Kanloan volcano, has 60,000 devotions every morning, with music and tion, call First Christian Church, Eureka Springs, 479-253-8015. residents. The trip there involved an 11-hour singing.”
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Havin’ some fun at the Taste of N’Awlins
Michelle Navarro journeyed all the from Farmington to eat beignets and drink cafe au lait at Taste of N’Awlins.
Zeek Taylor, at right, shows Queen Apparent Melody Purdy his moves, decked out in his yellow jacket and matching sneakers.
Taste of N’Awlins drew Eureka’s finest decked out in their Mardi Gras finery. From left: 2012 Eureka Gras Queen Mary Popovac, Tracey Lovett, Al Hooks, Bill Gupta, Mary Springer and Sandy Nelson.
Taste of N’Awlins gives New Orleans transplant Dan Ellis a taste of home.
John Wiley loses the informal bead contest to Letha Thiel, but had a great time regardless at Taste of N’Awlins.
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After the “Second Line” dance around the grounds of Keels Creek Winery, celebrants posed for a group photograph.
2013 Eureka Gras Queen Melodye Purdy and King Rod McGuire
From left: Angelique, Steve Judge, 2012 Queen Mary Popovac
Enjoying the festivities are, from left: Leila and Jason Steele of Tontitown, Royal Seamstress Andre Williams of Eureka Springs, and Kendall and Rena McLoud from of Springdale.
Joe Raley gets a hug from 2012 Queen Mary Popovac at Taste of N’Awlins.
Bill Gupta, at left, and Al Hooks offer a toast at Taste of N’Awlins held at Keels Creek Winery.
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CBWD board hears request for use of hydrants By Kathryn Lucariello Firefighters and homeowners in the Grassy Knob area approached the Carroll-Boone Water District Thursday with a request to “turn back on” a water hydrant located a quarter mile down County Road 116. They say they need it for fire protection for their homes and to keep their insurance rates lower. Chuck Olson, a firefighter and training officer representing the Grassy Knob Fire Department, asked why the hydrant had been turned off and said the closest other hydrant is near the Horizon Restaurant at the junction of Hwy. 187 and Mundell Road. He said the department had used the hydrants in training firefighters. McGoodwin, Williams & Yates consulting engineer Brad Hammond and Plant Manager John Summers replied that a few years ago a valve near the water district’s 30-inch line cracked at a junction and had to be clamped off so
the valve was not operable. Resident Terry Engholm said he lives at the end of CR 116, and that hydrant is the closest to him. “I live three miles from it,” he said. “We used it when Sugar Mountain (Resort) burned a few years ago.” CBWD Chairman James Yates asked whether local developers had put in hydrants for fire protection. Engholm said there are some developments in the Grassy Knob area that have small water associations, but he and many of his neighbors live in undeveloped rural areas and have their own wells. Water operator René Fonseca said the hydrants, which belong to the water district, were installed when the water lines were being laid and were used as “blowoffs” to test and set water pressure for the district’s potable water. There is no backflow protection on them. If there is a loss of pressure in the
Here’s Looking at You: January is Arkansas School Board Appreciation Month, a good time to recognize the people who volunteer their time to serve on the Eureka Springs School Board. From left are Sam Kirk, District Superintendent Curtis Turner, Karen Gros, Peggy Kjelgaard, chairman Al Larson, Jason Morris and Chris McClung, pictured at the Jan. 17 board meeting. Not present: Gayla Wolfinbarger.
Photo by Jennifer Jackson
line while a fire truck is filling from a hydrant, water could get sucked back out of the truck and into the line, violating the Health Department’s contamination rules on potable water. “Traditionally, you need a Class IV water license to operate them,” he said. He said the water district had let the fire department use them without charging them for the water, even though it is treated potable water. Olson said the fire department had put a lock on the hydrants when they found out there was unauthorized use. CBWD Commissioner Gene Bland recalled the Health Department had given a firm “no” to a question about the Eureka Springs Rural Fire Department using the water district’s hydrants in the Keels Creek area. Summers said there is no written contract with Grassy Knob to use the fire hydrants; it’s been done under a “gentleman’s agreement.” But he said he also wasn’t aware they had been using the one on CR 116; the agreement was only for the one on Hwy. 187, and the fire department is supposed to pay Eureka Springs for any water taken out of it, under the water district’s contract with its four members cities. “It’s not a good setup. That’s why we need a legal statement,” he said. There have been a couple problems with such use in the past with MWY’s other clients, Hammond said. “Hydrants are put on for flushing purposes, and they use smaller lines,” he said. “They don’t have the same capacity for fire flow, and (fire departments) don’t know that. “That’s what people don’t understand,” Summers said. “They were not put in for firefighting.” Yates said he also would like to eliminate the hydrants being used for training. The board voted to look into the legality of allowing use of the hydrants and report back at the next meeting. In other business, the board: • Approved for MWY to update the five-year master plan, not to exceed a
cost of $25,000 without additional approval. The plan will take into consideration population growth, especially of Harrison, as it is at the end of the water line, the need for parallel lines, the crossing at the Kings River, requests by possible rural water associations to hook onto the CBWD line if a member city declines to allow hooking up to its own lines and updating CBWD’s bylaws in light of new laws and requirements. • Approved financial statements. During discussion of the financial reports, district lawyer Dan Bowers said CBWD can pay engineering charges of $29,000 incurred for the fluoride study by MWY, that the law does not prohibit the district from incurring costs. • Approved a selection committee of Commissioner Gene Chafin, Hammond, Summers and Bowers to review applications for the office manager position, vacated by the death of Jim Allison. MWY was approved in a December special meeting to handle advertising for the position, and Hammond said they had received 34 applications by the Jan. 15 deadline. • Heard Summers say CBWD had a “record year” in water pumped: 2.8 million gallons, 80,000 more than in 2011, “an all-time high.” But he also reported the lake is steadily drawing down and is currently at 1108.5 feet. Hammond said the lowest recorded level he could find was in February 1997, at 1093 feet, but he had reports of it being lower. As the water district’s lowest intake gate is at 1054 feet, there is little cause for alarm yet. “We have a long way to go before we’d have to excavate,” he said. “There are things we can do to get water out of the lake if we need it.” • Heard the sludge ponds are empty, but the district will have to bid out a new sludge contract this year and should expect prices to rise since the last one. The district has scheduled its next meeting for April 18 at 10 a.m.
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Clarence William Osterhout Passed Jan. 20, 2013
Clarence William Osterhout, a resident of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born July 7, 1934 in Coalgate, Oklahoma, a son of Clarence W. and Effie (Morgan) Osterhout. He went to be with his heavenly family on Sunday, Jan. 20, 2013 at his home in Eureka Springs, at the age of 78 years. Clarence joined the Army in 1953. After serving his country for 20 years, Clarence retired from the military and began working as a heavy equipment operator, before retiring to Eureka Springs. He was a member of the American Legion and the NRA. He loved hunting, fishing and being outdoors with his family. Clarence married Alice Jewel Raby on December 14, 1959 in Parthenon, AR and together they raised four sons. He was very proud of his family and his country. Clarence will be greatly missed. He is survived by his wife, Alice of the home; sons, Clyde Leon Osterhout and wife Jana of Bella Vista, AR, Charles Ray Osterhout and wife Jennifer of Eureka Springs, AR, Clay William Osterhout and wife Tammy of Eureka Springs, AR and Chuck Thomas Osterhout and wife Crystal of Western Grove, AR; twelve grandchildren; two great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other relatives and friends. Clarence was preceded in death by his parents, Clarence Osterhout and Effie Edmonds; one sister, Ruby Ap-
plegate; and two brothers, Charles Lee Osterhout and Billy Ray Osterhout. Visitation will be held from 5:00 until 7:00 P.M. Wednesday, January 23, 2013 at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Funeral service will be 10:00 A.M. Thursday, January 24, 2013 at the Eureka Springs Freewill Baptist Church with Reverend James Edward and Reverend Jerry Hopper officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Rockhouse Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the Patient’s Choice Hospice, 6 Parkcliff Drive, Holiday Island, AR 72631, Eureka Springs Freewill Baptist Church or Rockhouse Cemetery Fund, c/o Jimmy Clark, 1381 CR 509, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.
Sen. Boozman to be guest at Legion military ball American Legion Post 36 and Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 77 will host their fourth annual Military Ball on Feb. 23 at the Holiday Island Elks Lodge. The event includes a banquet. The special guest this year will be U.S. Sen. John Boozman, and the theme of the ball will be “Honoring Our Military Heritage.” A special presentation will be given by the University of Arkansas R.O.T.C. POW/MIA Unit. Dress is military mess, military uniform, formal or business. Social hour starts at 5 p.m., with the program at 6 p.m. and meal served at 6:30 p.m. Dancing and socializing will follow dinner. This event is open to the public; however, attendance is limited to 80 due to
lodge capacity, and tickets will go fast. Reservations are due Feb. 15. To purchase tickets or find out more information, contact Robyn Lahm at 479253-5912 or Don Naas at 253-7473.
Pet of the Week This is KD, a very lovable 9-year-old neutered and declawed male. KD is just one of more than 90 wonderful cats at the shelter who need homes. We have just about any color or age of cat you might want. All cat adoption fees are reduced to half the usual fee through Jan. 31. How about giving one a chance for better life than lingering in a cage at the shelter? For more information, call the Good Shepherd Humane Society Animal Shelter at 479-253-9188 or stop by the shelter on Highway 62 East in Eureka Springs. Shelter hours are noon to 5 p.m. daily except Wednesdays.
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Laura Acavez fund established The Natural Way When 21-year-old Laura Acevez was killed on New Year’s Eve in her Eureka Springs apartment, she left behind a 7-year-old daughter and infant son. The two are now being cared for by their grandparents. However, the tragedy has strained the family emotionally and financially. To help ease the burden, friends have established a memorial fund at Cornerstone Bank. Money raised will aid the family in recovering and caring for the children. To donate, visit any of the bank’s locations in Berryville, Holiday Island, or Eureka Springs. For bank hours or more information, call 479-253BANK, or visit www.bankeureka.com.
Transition Marcella McCarthy Nee Krysinski Sept. 14, 1915 - Jan. 11, 2013
Marcella Mccarthy Nee Krysinski, a resident of Holiday Island, Arkansas, was born September 14, 1915 in Milwaukee, Wisconsin, a daughter of Henry and Anastasia (Siudinski) Kryzinski. She departed this life Friday, January 11, 2013 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, at the age of 97 years. Marcella was a homemaker. She was of the Catholic faith and a member of the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Catholic Church; she was also a member of the Holiday Island Association of Arts, Eureka Springs Opera Guild and the A.A.R.P. She is survived by daughter, Mary and husband John, five grandchildren and fourteen great-grandchildren; daughter,
Jane and husband Gregory, three children and four great-grandchildren; several other relatives and a host of friends. Marcella was preceded in death by her husband, Paul Patrick McCarthy; parents, Henry & Anastasia Kryzinski; one son, John McCarthy; and one sister, Alice Thiry. A memorial service will be held at a later date at the St. Elizabeth of Hungary Parish Center. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the St. Elizabeth Parish, 232 Passion Play Road, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.
Welcoming Ginger to our staff Ginger and Robin
One of the enjoyable benefits of having time to talk with people is getting new information about obscure supplements. On the big national level, Dr. Oz is doing this with his television show. On the local level, folks read, study and talk with each other, advancing healing knowledge in the process. I love this aspect of living in Eureka Springs; we all have more time and space to become whatever we value. Recently, a local chatted with me about an obscure supplement called Black Seed (Nigella sativa L), i.e., Black Cumin Seed. This jack-of-all-trades and master of some has not made it into the big time yet. It is difficult to find on the wholesale side, as a market has yet to be developed. People don’t know about it, so they don’t ask for it, therefore wholesalers don’t stock it. Additionally, some people question the purity of the oil made from Black Seed. I think the powdered supplement should be okay, as white papers have to be filed after testing. White papers are required by our government to prove potency and purity at time of import.
What does this supplement do that is so beneficial? It has been in use for hundreds of years in the Middle East for a wide variety of ailments. This list includes blood pressure, immune system building, anti-cancer, dropping allergies, asthma and many others. Historically, Black Seed was the go-to medicine when healing needed to be done and allopathy (western medicine) was unavailable Science has shown its benefit for reducing inflammation, immune-modulation benefits and as a strong antioxidant. Most of these studies have been done in animals and specialized rats, so if you’re an animal or an unusual rat, then read on (you know who you are). To summarize, the strongest science indicates people who are at risk for heart attack/ stroke, high blood pressure, arthritis (either rheumatoid or osteo), irritable bowel or colitis and allergies or asthma may benefit. Our modern science simply hasn’t been used extensively on this ancient remedy from an ancient area that has been under battle and war conditions continually even to present day.
Wendy Bolton, left, Alex Bolton, Melanie Lathan and Jeff Lathan, right, of Hughes Springs, Texas, chow down at The Dog House, which re-opened last Friday after moving two doors up Spring Street. The two couples were in town for the weekend to celebrate the Boltons’ second anniversary and ate Saturday at The Dog House, which serves specialty hot dogs. Wendy and Melanie are twin sisters.
Photo by Jennifer Jackson
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Community Writing Program Spotlight The Spirit of Bryce Hall In the dark, cold month of January, the Community Writing Program Spotlight will feature a month of horror leading up to the Otherworlds Horror/Fantasy Conference at the Crescent Hotel and the Writers’ Colony January 27-29. See the complete schedule of Community Writing Program workshops at CommunityWritingProgram.com. See the schedule of the Otherworlds Horror/Fantasy Conference at writerscolony.org. Cliff Sheldon had a true scientific nature. He was skeptical of untested theories and challenged illogical reasoning whenever it raised its foggy head. Thirty years old, Cliff had taught chemistry and physics for six years. On a warm afternoon, in the summer of 1980, Cliff threw a duffel bag, his briefcase, and a three-speed fan into the back of his ‘65 Mustang. Chase College was fifty miles south of Minneapolis. Despite the Dark Shadows appearance of the buildings on the brochure, Chase offered summer astronomy. When he arrived, Cliff thought that, with limestone buildings from the Victorian era, green lawns, and huge elms, Chase looked like Minnesota’s answer to the Eastern Ivy League schools. He easily found the registration office, where a bird-sized woman peered at him over her half glasses. She gave him his dorm assignment, saying, “I hope you brought a fan. Bryce is the oldest dorm on campus, and it’s not air conditioned.” Following his map, Cliff found the massive stone structure with leaded windows and
a marble archway over the main entrance. Verdant foliage drapes hung protectively over the building. Cliff walked through the double doors to a desk opposite the entrance. A solid man in his early twenties, wearing a Twins baseball cap, sat behind the desk chewing a pencil and reading the Minneapolis Tribune sports page. He gave Cliff a key to room 307 and returned immediately to his team statistics. Cliff climbed the stairway to the third floor and walked the narrow, dark hall in search of his room. He could smell the age of the building, damp, oppressive, musty. The walls seemed to close in, as if Cliff were entering a telescope from the wide end. At the end of the hall, a blast of cold air came from the ceiling. That’s strange...I thought this place didn’t have air conditioning. The numbers 307 were attached to the final narrow door opening into a sparse room with a single bed, chair, desk and dresser. The curtains might have been yellow at one time, but now they resembled tobacco leaves. Cliff unpacked, made his bed, and organized his study area. The closet emitted an odor similar to rotting ferns. He left the door open, hoping it would air out by the next day. As he turned in, he thought, I won’t need my fan tonight. Sometime around 2:00 AM, Cliff’s consciousness swam to the surface. He felt someone was staring at him. He rolled over and said, “What? A middle-aged man, dressed in a Victori-
Community Writing Program 2013 schedule Each workshop will be from 9-12 and 1-4. The cost for the all-day program is $45. The first five workshops may be purchased together for the discounted price of $200. • Module 2 - Feb. 16 & 19 - Nuts, Bolts, and Beginnings • Module 3 - March 16 & 19 - Character, Setting, Dialogue
• Module 4 - April 20 & 23 - Subtext, High Events, Closings • Module 5 - May 18 & 21 - Self-Editing and Publishing • Module 6 - June 15 & 18 - Writing the Memoir For more information and to register, contact Alison at alisontaylorbrown. com or 479 292-3665.
To support the emerging local writers of the Community Writing Program at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, the Lovely County Citizen is providing space each week to showcase their work. Pieces will be selected by the program manager, and students must have taken at least one workshop in the Community Writing Program, which was launched on July 21. Selections from instructors and student mentors of the program will also be presented. For more information email firstname.lastname@example.org.
an suit, stood in front of the open closet door. He was clean shaven, with thinning, brown hair and sideburns. Cliff had the distinct feeling he was needed. “What do you want?” The man gestured toward the closet and began to fade. Soon, the figure, which had appeared to have substance, became vaporlike, and Cliff could see the closet through him. In a few moments, the man was gone. Cliff rubbed his eyes again and looked around the room. Everything was just as he had left it before he went to sleep. Well, I can’t do anything about it now, he thought. The figure had not seemed threatening or malevolent. Ever pragmatic, Cliff decided to get some sleep and investigate tomorrow. The next morning, he bounded out of bed and found the library, where a tall, painfully thin man, with pallid parchment skin, was filing envelopes in a cabinet. “Do you have a history of Bryce Hall?” The librarian removed his wire-framed eye glasses. “There’s a file on each building.” He produced a folder, which he referred to as the “pertinent information” on Bryce Hall, floor plans, building use, repair schedule, etc. Some of the papers were very old. A yellowed document said that Bryce was built in 1890. Cliff paged through the archi-
This Week’s Author: Enid B. Swartz
tect’s drawings and floor plans, finding an arrow pointing to 307 and something very faded written in the margin. Closed for repairs, June 1900. Reopened September 1905. The folder also contained a few old newspaper clippings. YOUNG WOMAN FOUND DEAD IN COLLEGE DORMITORY. Esther Randolph, a sophomore at Chase College, was found dead of an apparent suicide this morning in 307 Bryce Hall. An investigation will follow, due to the mysterious circumstances surrounding this tragic affair. This clipping was dated June 3, 1900. CHASE COLLEGE PRESIDENT RETIRES. Dr. Winton Bryce, Chase College President since 1885, announced his retirement, effective after June commencement. Bryce, his lovely wife, Blanche, and their only child, Olive, will reside in Minneapolis. Dr. Bryce stated, “At forty-five, I still have a few good academic years left. I’m accepting a full professorship at the University of Minnesota.” This article was dated June 8, 1900. When he asked the librarian about pictures of past college presidents, Cliff was directed across the hall. He walked down the row of portraits and peered at each name. George Wilcox, 1870-1875. William McSee Spotlight, page 23
Enid Swartz was born in south Minneapolis. By age four, she was taking drama lessons at the famous McPhail School of Music. She studied drama and dance at McPhail until her teens. She started writing in high school and has won national recognition with her poetry and regional awards for her short stories. She moved to Eureka Springs with her husband, Carl, in March of 1997, where she has been a happily retired educator, sometime actor, journalist and writer ever since.
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Lively Entertainment By Kristal Kuykendall
By Kristal Kuykendall
Waka Winter Classic nearby on Friday If you’re staying in Eureka Springs this weekend, I recommend checking out jazz-rock band SPiNRaD Friday night at Voulez-Vous Lounge or West Coast blues guitarist Laurie Morvan and her band Saturday night at Squid and Whale Pub’s 4th annual “Beach Party,” where you’re all invited to wear your best and wildest beach wear (over your long johns of course) and get a little crazy for a while. But if you can get away – just an hour away, to Fayetteville – I strongly urge you to do so, and here’s why it’s the perfect weekend to do it: Friday night the annual Waka Winter Classic brings its touring battle of the bands to George’s Majestic Lounge. Waka Winter Classic is a series of competitions held every winter all around the nation that determine which local, unsigned bands will win a spot to play at Wakarusa Music Festival – which is a
huge break for any band, but especially for smaller, unsigned bands who perhaps haven’t garnered regional or national attention yet, as is usually the case with the competitors in the Classic. The Wakarusa organizers ask for submissions throughout December, then they select five or so bands for each competition, held regionally in cities like Fayetteville, Kansas City, Little Rock, Tulsa, Springfield, and as far away as Denver and New York. The competition is a “voting” contest: Every person who comes to see the show gets a ticket, and before you leave, you are asked to “vote” for the band you think is best by placing your ticket in that band’s (closely monitored) ballot box. The Waka folks count ‘em up at the end of the evening and announce the winner on the spot. It’s a ton of fun, and the music is always very, very good original tunes from local
artists. This year’s Waka Winter Classic in Fayetteville starts at 9 p.m. and features the following five acts: GROOVEMENT Groovement is a six-piece, high-energy, funk-rock band that sounds like Incubus and Robert Randolph ate some Red Hot Chili Peppers. They have big harmonies, tasteful solos, and funky songs you can dance to. Featuring 2011 American Idol Hollywood contestant Alex Carr on vocals, the band is rounded out by Adam Becker (keyboards/organ/synth); Trey Burkett (guitar, vocals); Bryan Burkhart (drums, vocals); Jacob Johnson (sax, guitar, vocals); and Carlton Rinehart (bass, vocals). Groovement has a reputation for putting on one of the most high-energy live performances around. They’ve been steadily building a following in the Northwest Arkansas/Northeast Oklahoma area and have been featured at some of the region’s premier festivals: Yonder Mountain’s Harvest Fest, Wakarusa, Tulsa’s Mayfest, and the Backwoods Bash. Groovement’s debut album, “Positive Step,” was released on Aug. 6, 2011. They
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are currently touring and writing material for the second album. For more info or to check out their sound, visit www.groovementband.com. SPACECAMP SpaceCamp is a trance-fusion electronic dance band from Fayetteville whose music will appeal to fans of Disco Biscuits, Phish, Lotus, Grateful Dead and others. Its members are John Hysell, Taylor Smith, Clayton Suttle and Tim Yarbrough. The band has been together for less than a year as far as I can gather; they would definitely be seen as the new kid on the block and perhaps the underdog in the competition, but their music fits right into the Wakarusa late-night party scene. This will be interesting. FLIPOFF PIRATES The Flip Off Pirates, based in Fayetteville, are a well-versed heavy funkrock-soul jamband that defies genres with an off-the-wall style of original music and poetic lyrical messages. One of the most popular party bands in Northwest Arkansas for 10 years running, the fivepiece group is a must-see act anytime you
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can catch them in a public venue. And among their members are some stellar musicians including multi-award-winners Jeff Kearney and Matt Smith. REVOLUTION BUTTERFLY Revolution Butterfly is the collaboration between Fayetteville artists Joshua, Matt Cee, A.J., Jackson Gibson, Scott Hale and Evan Animator. Spoken verses fly above a dirty, blues soundscape mixed with funk and psychedelic experimentalism. Sounds pretty interesting. The group calls themselves “Guerrilla blues soldiers of rhyme, from the deep woods and the back-country streets,” and says its music is “where blues meets hip-hop on a psychedelic crossroads of funk and alternative rock.” CADILLAC JACKSON Fayetteville-based 2012 Waka Winter Classic winner Cadillac Jackson would best be described as a funk band that taps into rock, pop, hip-hop, reggae, dance, and even bluegrass genres to create a truly unique stew. Cadillac Jackson was formed in the summer of 2009 and played one of its first gigs at River Jam Fest in Fort Smith alongside national touring acts Big Gigantic, EOTO, Papa Mali, Papadosio, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, and others. Cadillac Jackson cites a plethora of influences including Umphreys McGee, Red Hot Chili Peppers, Dr. Dre, Dave Matthews Band, The Roots and many more for inspiring their sound. Most shows last over three hours, and feature mostly original songs, as well as a heavy dose of improvisation, and familiar mashed-up cover songs. Following is the schedule of live music and entertainment for Eureka Springs venues this weekend: THURSDAY, JAN. 24 • Chelsea’s, 10 Mountain St., 479253-6723: Jazz Night, 9 p.m. • Squid and Whale, 37 Spring St., 479253-7147: Open Mic Musical Smackdown with Bloody Buddy & Friends FRIDAY, JAN. 25 • Berean Coffee House, 4032 E. Van Buren, 479-244-7495: Live music, 7 p.m. • Cathouse / Pied Piper, 82 Armstrong St., 479-363-9976: Jeff Fox and Dave
Renko, 8 p.m. • Chaser’s, 169 E. Van Buren, 479253-5522: Party with Tim, Sing & Dance, 9 p.m. • Chelsea’s, 10 Mountain St., 479253-6723: Blue Moon, 9 p.m. • Eureka Live!, 35 N. Main St., 479253-7020: DJ & Dancing 9 p.m. to close • The Lumberyard, 104 E. Van Buren: DJ /Karaoke, 8 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe, 2 N. Main St., 479253-2525: Live music, 7 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den, 45 Spring St., 479-363-6444: John Harwood, 7 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Tavern, 417 W. Van Buren, 479-253-8544: Ladies Night, 7 p.m. • Squid & Whale: Strange Derangers, 9 p.m. • Voulez-Vous Lounge, 63 Spring St., 479-363-6595: Spinrad, 9 p.m. SATURDAY, NOV. 17 • Cathouse / Pied Piper: Jeff Fox and Dave Renko, 8 p.m. • Chaser’s: SX Rex, 9 p.m. • Chelsea’s: Earl and Them, 9 p.m. • Jack’s Place / Centerstage Live: Karaoke w/ DJ Goose, 8 p.m. • The Lumberyard: DJ, 8 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe: Springbilly, 6:30 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den: Skillet Lickers, 7 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Tavern: Shane Thornton and Band, 7 p.m. • Squid and Whale: Laurie Morvan Band, 4th Annual Beach Party, 9 p.m. • Voulez-Vous Lounge: Spinrad, 9 p.m. SUNDAY, NOV. 18 • Chaser’s: Skillet Lickers, 7 p.m. • Chelsea’s: Chucky Waggs, 6 p.m.
Lively Entertainment is written and complied by Managing Editor Kristal Kuykendall. Deadline for venues to submit their events for inclusion is noon Mondays. Events should be emailed to email@example.com and/or phoned in to 479-981-9419 by noon Monday each week. Kuykendall also writes Kristal’s Northwest Arkansas Live Music Blog, which includes video and song clips of band she previews each weekend, as well as additional previews and recommendations of major, not-to-be-missed live concerts throughout the region. The blog is at www.CarrollCoNews.com/blogs/livemusicinnwa.
Making money with your camera
Photography is a fun and rewarding hobby. But often amateur photographers want to do more with their pictures than fill their family albums and hang prints on the walls of their homes. Often they entertain ideas about photography as a business or career. But short of taking the plunge into a job as a full-time photographer enthusiasts can consider numerous ways to sell their photos in the Photography Boot Camp workshop Making Money With Your Camera. “Some amateur photographers would like to have an extra revenue stream while others may simply want to express themselves by publishing in magazines or books or by placing photographs in galleries and other outlets,” said workshop co-organizer David Bell. “That’s what this workshop is about... helping photographers explore ways they can make money with their hobby.” Photographers who have been successful in careers other than photography will share how they have developed their own niches in selling their photographs. Presentations will be led by full-time and part-time photographers alike, in the fields of the fine art market, portrait and weddings, e-books and print books, and magazine contributions. A magazine and newspaper editor will discuss what it’s like to be on both sides of the the equation... as a freelancer and as the decision-maker on buying photography for pub-
lication. “Even working photographers often make extra money doing photography outside their regular jobs,” Bell said. Presenters include: J.P. Bell, a retired physician from Fort Smith, Ark.; Kerry Hays, assistant superintendent at Roaring River State Park in Missouri; Charlie Chappel of Berryville, Ark.; Chip Ford, photographer and advertising sales director for Lovely County Citizen; David Bell, Steve Johnson and Kristal Kuykendall, of Carroll County Newspapers. Lawrence Photo and Video in Springfield, Mo. and Carroll County Newspapers are the corporate sponsors of the workshop. Making Money With Your Camera will be held on Saturday, February 23 at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs, Ark. The one-day workshop will begin with check-in at 8 a.m., running until 5:30 p.m. Cost of the workshop, which includes lunch, is $155 if registered by February 18. After that the fee is $175. Space is limited. On-line registration is available at www.photography-bootcamp.com. For questions call David Bell at 870-423-8036 For those who would like to build a Eureka Springs get-away around the Saturday workshop the Inn of the Ozarks is offering a special room rate. Go to the Inn of the Ozarks website for contact information, www.innoftheozarks.com.
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Announcements & Meetings n Fundraiser for Payne – Robert “Mark” Payne, a native of Eureka Springs and son of the late Shirley Payne, has been diagnosed with stage 4 lung cancer. For all of those that know him and his family, we ask for your help in getting him and his wife, Sandy, through this troubled time. A Benefit Account has been opened at Community First Bank to help with expenses. We thank you for any support that you can give them. n Good Shepherd Valentine cheesecakes – The Good Shepherd Humane Society is now taking orders for Valentine’s Day homemade cheesecakes to raise money to open a new Berryville Doggie Thrift Shop to replace the one completely destroyed in a recent fire. Orders will be taken through Feb. 7 at 479253-9115 or online at goodshepherd-hs.org. Orders are prepaid only. n Quilters Guild monthly meetings – Whether you’re an experienced quilter or interested in learning a new art form, the Holiday Island Quilters’ Guild cordially invites you to its monthly meetings at the Clubhouse in Room A, lower level at 1 Country Club Drive in Holiday Island. Meetings are normally held on the 3rd Thursday of each month. For more information, call 363-6442 or visit the website https://sites.google.com/ site/holidayislandquiltguild/. n Krazo umbrella decorating – Krazo sponsored “Umbrella Decorating” sessions will take place at the New Delhi Café. Entry form at www.Parade.Ureeka.Org. Info at www.Krazo.Ureeka.Org, email Dan@Ureeka.Org, or call 479-981-9551. n Eureka Gras Sponsor Appreciation Day Saturday – Eureka Gras’ Christening of the Fleet will take place on Saturday, Jan. 26 at 5 p.m. at the Rowdy Beaver Restaurant on Highway 62 in Eureka Springs. For 2013, Jack Miller designed and constructed “Aquarius Eureka” with a large rotating waterwheel pouring into a basin representing Basin Spring, and the motif of the float appears to be drifting by on waves topped by three beautiful water nymphs. In the interest of gratitude to Jack Miller, a special award will be presented to him by Zeek Taylor with an introductory announcement by Al Hooks. For more info visit www.Krazo.Ureeka.Org, email Dan@Ureeka.Org or call (479) 9819551
tinue Saturdays through May 18 at various locations. Information and applications are available at http://home.arkansasmastern Good Shepherd Pancake Benefit – A naturalists.org or email nwamnContact@ benefit Pancake Breakfast for the Good mn4arkansas.org. For information call 479Shepherd Humane Society will delight din- 925-7097. ers on Saturday, Jan. 26, from 7 to 11 a.m., n St. John’s Auxiliary-Berryville anat the Berryville Fire Station, 400 N. Main nounces 2013 scholarship program – St. Breakfast also includes fresh fruit top- SJAB is pleased to announce a scholarship pings, bacon, sausage, milk, orange juice, application is now open for any graduating and coffee. Money raised from the break- Carroll County high school student who fast will go toward reopening a new Dog- plans to go into the field of medicine. High gie Thrift Store in Berryville to replace the School counselors have been provided an one recently destroyed by fire. Tickets are application, or students may contact N. S. $5. Children under 5 eat free. This deal Stamps, SJAB Scholarship Committee, can’t be beat, so come early and don’t for- 386 C. R. 3082, Berryville, AR 72616 for an application. Applications and transcript get your appetite. n Metaphysical Society speaker to focus copy must be completed and mailed with a on doors to subconscious – The Metaphys- postmark no later than noon, March 1, 2013. ical Society will host Gregory Prendergast n Wildflowers Christian Ministry women on Jan. 28 to teach on entryway into alter- and children’s shelter fund – Wildflownate levels of consciousness. His methods ers Christian Chapel Women and Children include Affirmations, Auto suggestion, Hyp- Shelter Fund Goal is $444,000. To date the nosis, Ego State, Age Regression and evalu- amount raised is $23,000. Please send doating and rectifying the seeds of our past that nations to Wildflowers Ministry 6789 Hwy inflict themselves into and limit our current 62 West Eureka Springs AR 72632. Any lives. The Eureka Springs Metaphysical So- amount will help us get this much needed ciety meets on Mondays from 7 to 9 p.m., at Shelter opened. 68 W. Mountain St., downstairs in the Chris- n St. James community dinners – St. James’ Sunday night community suppers tian Science edifice. n Olde Tyme Rug Hookers host open will continue every Sunday until the end house – Olde Tyme Rug Hookers will of March, 2013. The suppers are held each have a public showing of hand-made wool Sunday from 5-6:30 p.m. at the church, lohooked rugs on Tuesday, Jan. 29, from 10 cated at 28 Prospect Ave. in Eureka Springs. a.m. to 3 p.m., at the Best Western Inn of the St. James’s suppers welcome anyone in the Ozarks. Rug Hooking vendors will be on community. There is no charge for the meal. hand with products available for purchase, For details, call 479-253-8610. ONGOING SERVICES/MEETINGS For details, call (417) 889-6135 or email oln Ham Radio Club – For anyone interested firstname.lastname@example.org. n WCCAD meeting set for Jan. 29 – Janu- in ham radio, the Little Switzerland Amaary’s meeting of the Western Carroll County teur Radio Club meets every second ThursAmbulance District has been rescheduled day of the month at noon at the Pizza Hut from Jan. 22 to Jan. 29, at 4 p.m. in the on Highway 62 in Eureka Springs. For more information email email@example.com. HISID offices at Holiday Island. n Purple House retirement party planned n Alpena Historical Society – The new– On Tuesday, Feb. 5, the Eureka Springs ly created Alpena Historical Society now Hospital Guild will host a retirement party meets every third Saturday of the month, at for Wilma Hagguist, who is stepping down 10 a.m. at the Old Auman store in Alpena, as the Purple House manager after 17 years. which is now the courthouse, just off Main The public is invited to attend. The party be- street. For more information call 870-437gins at 1:30 p.m. in the Cedar Room at the 2440. n Wildflowers Food Bank – Wildflowers Best Western Inn of the Ozarks. n Master Naturalists Classes to Start – Food Bank is open every Friday from 10:30 NWA Master Naturalists are accepting a.m. to 12:30 p.m. If you are in need of food, applications for spring training classes. bring your ID and come to the Food Bank. Classes begin Feb. 16 at NWACC and con- If you are out of food anytime, you can call
us Monday, Wednesday, Thursday or Friday from 9 a.m. to 12 p.m. and we will try to help you with enough food to get you to our Friday food bank time. Call first at 479-3636408. Or call Wildflowers Ministry at 479253-5108. 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 firstname.lastname@example.org. n Audiobooks and eBooks: The Carroll County Library System now has eBooks and audiobooks available for download from your library’s website. For help call the Eureka Springs 479-253-8754 public library. 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. 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 Casual Sundays at FUMC: Come as you are and enjoy a free meal every Sunday night from 5:30 – 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall. Hwy. 23S across from Autumn Breeze Restaurant. The public is invited and children are welcome. For more information, call 479-253-8987or 479-981-0482. 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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Wisecrack Zodiac ARIES: Good things come in small packages, but let’s face it: better things show up in big ones. Put on your back brace and do some warmups, because Thursday will bring you something worth carrying awkwardly to the car. TAURUS: Everyone knows you don’t get out much, but you should at least lean to one side occasionally so workers can scrape the moss off your butt. The universe will also stick a wild hair up there to get you outside for a change. Wear sunglasses so you don’t burst into flames in the sunlight. GEMINI: You dislike your boss now, but it would be even worse if you worked for yourself. Would you pay you to photocopy random office supplies and create dioramas from Spanish soap operas? Exactly. Be thankful for negligent overlords. CANCER: You may not always have the right words, but those stick people pictures get your point across. Be careful, though; one person’s Pictionary champion is another’s sexual harassment lawsuit. LEO: Some days you’re the poop, some days you’re the scoop. This week, you’re the top dog, marking all your favorite territory. If you feel bad for those around you, send them a box of plastic gloves. VIRGO: If you try to play life by the numbers, it will throw you an equation so deep, it looks like a Calculus book exploded in a blender. Deal with the simple problems, and leave the mind-bending math to the universe. LIBRA: You’ve faced some tough nuts before, but this one is particularly hard to crack. Don’t worry, you’ll figure out how to make your problem vanish on Friday. Just aim that knee right, and the worries will crumple, moan and roll at your feet. SCORPIO: No one said you have to know all the answers, but a couple of basic ones wouldn’t hurt. Go ahead, look in the back of the book so you won’t sound like a complete moron.
© Beth Bartlett, 2012 Want more? Visit Beth at www.wisecrackzodiac.com
Karma grades on a curve, anyway. SAGITTARIUS: Something will happen on Monday to make you happier than Lance Armstrong in a drugstore. Don’t overdo it, though, because Oprah doesn’t want to hear your particular apology. CAPRICORN: Who says life isn’t all about you? Of course it is, silly, it’s your life. You just have to acknowledge other people in it occasionally, unless you like a lonely existence of counting wallpaper flowers. Go out and do something nice, before those flowers start talking to you.
AQUARIUS: Your big break will arrive at 2:30 Tuesday, unless you’re in the bathroom, or asleep, or watching a “Real Housewives” marathon. In that case, it will shake its head and move on. PISCES: The impossible is just the improbable with a lot of work behind it. You’ve done the work, now it’s time to pull a few impossible things from your sleeve. Not that tissue, though. That’s just gross. Answers on page 24
Nature Film Last night I saw a show About a ram who didn’t make it, Starved in the last snow of the documentary season, Before redeeming spring rains.
His kin left the scene, While other things waited, Or circled, seeking sustenance. The cameras record how a creature becomes Bone. I watch the edited best parts On a small black and white— And, even from this distance, confess Until its last breath I hope someone Stops and feeds the sheep. This poem says I’m not helpless— Though, in this, I am.
Ann Carter is a Carroll County native with roots back seven generations. She has an MFA in poetry from the University of Arkansas. She lives and writes in Eureka Springs, where her book of poems, Sweetness, is available at Prospect Gallery and Studio 62.
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Daniel, 1875-1878. Charles Sotheby, 1878-1885. Winton Bryce, 1885-1900. There was no doubt about it. Though Bryce appeared heavier in the portrait, he had the same thinning brown hair and sideburns. Even the suit was the same. Five minutes later, Cliff entered room 307. Bryce stood right here, in front of the open door, Cliff thought. He seemed to point to the closet. Cliff stepped into the closet, looked around. Nothing appeared unusual. He tapped the walls at one-foot intervals. After several solid feet, there was a sickeningly hollow sound. Cliff rummaged through his shaving kit and found a shoehorn. Kneeling, he pried a panel at the back of the closet, nails screeching as they gave way. Behind the panel, Cliff found a very old and dusty box. He carried it to the bed. A faded and pealing Sears and Roebuck label was attached to one end. “Fine Ladies’ Footwear.” Beneath the lid, nestled in a rotted, pale blue scarf, lay a tiny skeleton. A yellowed card was pinned to the scarf. In a faded but ornate hand, was written, Winton Bryce, Junior (Stillborn) June 2, 1900.
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Arts & Amusements Tai Chi continues The Berryville Community Center continues to hold “Tai Chi for Health,”an eightweek, progressive class every Tuesday and Thursday morning from 8:30-9:30 a.m.. The class began Tuesday, Jan. 15 and wraps up on Thursday, March 7. The cost is $8 per class, or $120 for the eight-week session. All participants must have a BCC membership. Tai Chi is a moderate intensity exercise that is beneficial to cardio and respiratory function, immune capacity, mental control, flexibility, and balance control; it improves muscle strength and reduces the risk of falls in the elderly. For more information, call (870) 4233139, Monday through Friday, 8 a.m.-8 p.m. Ozarks Chorale Spring rehearsals now under way If found yourself humming along during The Ozarks Chorale’s wonderful holiday concerts, you may want to consider joining the nearly 50-voice choir as it has just started up its Spring rehearsal schedule this week. The initial registration and first rehearsal was held Tuesday, Jan. 8 at the Eureka Springs Middle School cafeteria. All further rehearsals will be from 7 to 9 p.m. on Tuesdays. All singers from the surrounding Arkansas and Missouri area are welcome to join, and no vocal try-outs are required. “If you can commit to Tuesday rehearsals, have singing experience, and are sincere about joining a hard-working group that strives for quality choral sound,” says Paul Gandy, Ozarks Chorale Board president, “please, join us. We’d love to have you.” Friedman to read at Poetluck On Saturday, Jan. 26, 2013 at 3 p.m. at the Rowdy Beaver Tavern, the Krewe of Krazo will celebrate “Sponsor Appreciation Day” by showing the theme floats that are part of the Krewe’s permanent Mardi Gras Fleet of floats designed by leading local artist Jack Miller. The public is invited to join this year’s Royal Court and Kings and Queens for the official Christening of the Floatilla of this year’s theme float, the “Aquarius Eurekan.” These floats will be entered in the Light and Sound night parade on Sat, Feb 2, roll-
ing at 6 p.m., and the Krewe of Krazo day parade on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. For details, email Dan@Ureeka.Org or call (479), or go to www.Krazo.Ureeka.Org. Calling all dogs and their people... This year’s Krewe of Barkus in the Eureka Gras Parade can be the biggest and best yet with your participation: all you need do is let us know you’re coming, dress up, and then show up with your pup on its leash! This year’s doggie theme is “Going Gangnam, Barkus Style.” So start getting your costumes ready! Bright tuxedo jackets, bow ties and dark sunglasses will help us create Psy’s iconic Gangnam look... your pooch can wear a tuxedo shirt or bright shirt with black trim and of course a bow tie and shades go well! And of course Mardi Gras-themed/colored beads and adornments are most welcome. The parade is Saturday, Feb. 9, and we will start our march from the Post Office a 2 p.m. Bring your dog and join in the fun! Please stop by Percy’s Grooming & Pet Spa for further details and to register or call Rachel Brix at 479-244-9151. Info at: www. krazo.ureeka.org/krewe_of_barkus.htm Writers Colony and Crescent team up for fantasy horror fest To help raise funds for the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, the Crescent Hotel and the Writers’ Colony are partnering to put on the First Annual Otherworlds Fantasy Fest during the weekend of Jan. 25-27. General conference sessions will be held in the Conservatory at the Crescent Hotel. The Writers Workshop will be held at The Writers’ Colony. Participants will also take full advantage of “America’s Most Haunted Hotel” with Ghost Tours and Midnight Theater. The Fantasy Fest also includes roundtable discussions, open mic readings, book signings, tarot card readings, Pages On Stage readings, and an imagination stimulation tour of Eureka Springs. For more information about the Otherworlds Fantasy Fest, visit www.writerscolony.org or call The Crescent Hotel at (479) 253-9766 for reservations. Mardi Gras floats listen up! A call for floats, bands, and costumed groups and individuals has been an-
nounced by the Krewe of Krazo, with this year’s theme being “Aquarius Eureka.” A Night Parade was added last year and will roll out on Saturday, Feb. 2 at 6 p.m. Floats participating in the night parade are asked to be lighted. Judges for the night parade at the Basin Park will determine best floats in determining float line-up for next year. The Annual Day Parade will roll on Saturday, Feb. 9 at 2 p.m. Day Parade trophy awards for 1st, 2nd, and 3rd places will be judged by guests of four downtown hotels. To be eligible, applications must be returned by Jan. 30. Led by the Grand Marshal, the “Krewe of Krazo” will roll out its seven permanent theme floats followed by a maze of other
Transition Terry Engholm, 68, of Eureka Springs, passed away on Jan. 20, 2013. Funeral services will be held at 11 a.m., Saturday, Jan. 26 at the First Christian Church in Eureka Springs with a reception following at the Grassy Knob Fire Station. An interment service will be held at a later date in Crosby, Minn.. Terry grew up in Brainerd, Minn., the son of Robert and Vivian Engholm. He graduated from the University of Minnesota – Duluth, where he met the love of his life, Carolyn Wick. After he returned from serving a tour with the United States Army in Vietnam, they were married on Dec. 30, 1967. Terry retired from Sprint Telecom in 2000. Terry remained active in his retirement, playing Badminton in the Arkansas Senior Olympics, volunteering as an Emergency Medical Responder and Board Member for the Grassy Knob Fire Department, working missions in Guatemala, Honduras and Paraguay and serving as a disaster relief worker for the American Red Cross and Southern Bap-
corporate and business floats. The annual “Cavalcade of Royal Chariots,” consisting of convertibles carrying Dukes, Duchesses, and past Kings and Queens of the Realm, all draped in colorful parade capes, will be followed by costumers and other units. Rolling from the Carnegie Library on Spring Street, the parade will loop around the courthouse on South Main Street and continue back on North Main, ending at the Grand Central Hotel. This year, the Krewe of Barkus, headed by Krewe Captains Rachel and Ryan Brix, will strike out from the post office at 2 p.m, preceding the Krewe of Krazo parade units. For details, contact rachelmbrix@yahoo. com or go to www.Parade.Ureeka.Org or call (479) 981-9551.
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tist Relief following Hurricanes Katrina, Gustav and Sandy. Terry served as the Treasurer for Friends of the Eureka Springs Library. Terry is survived by his sons, Mark Engholm and wife Tamatha of Topeka, Kan. and Jonathan Engholm and wife Reynet of Harrison; one daughter, Elizabeth and husband Dr. Chris Plate of Allen, Tex.; his parents Robert and Vivian; three brothers, Larry Engholm and wife Kathy of St. Joseph, Minn., Tim Engholm and wife Sue of Tucson, Ariz. and Rick Engholm and wife Nancy of Brainerd, Minn.; four grandchildren, Alexis and Jessica Engholm and Zoe and Brody Graves; sister and brother-in-law, Joan and Jerry Thompson of Duluth, Minn.. Terry was preceded in death by two infant brothers and one granddaughter, Mary Elizabeth Engholm. The family requests in lieu of flowers memorial donations be made to H.O.M.E. (Homes for the Homeless), 4004 East Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632 or to the charity of choice. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.
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the beer with the tomato juice. I would get off at the wheel factory end of second shift around 11 o’clock, run up by Rogers Rec pool hall on Dickson St. (this is Fayetteville back before they gentrified/ruined D-St. and cut Roger’s Rec in half), and pick up a six pack to go, and be back in my little hole in the wall apartment, up the street upstairs next to the old bowling alley, by midnight. Then I would pour up tall glasses of red beer and sit there and type till four or five a.m., writing crappy poems and stories. I did it for a year, until I met the subsequent girlfriend and she convinced me to move in with her and drink better beer, which alas I did. But while I was in that little apartment drinking my red beers and typing, I was a working writer, I thought. Looking back, it was all kinda low rent, including the beers, but the hot sauce made a big difference. My 3rd wife grew her own peppers, some of which you couldn’t even look at without them setting you on fire. I could never find any hot sauce hot enough for her, except finally up at our own Silly Chili (87 Spring St., on the right.) They sell everything from Mad Dog 357 Ghost Pepper Hot Sauce to Blair’s Sudden Death Sauce, but I finally settled on a little glass bottle full of red syrup with a big label with fire and devils on it. “Satan’s Blood! 800,000 Scoville units! You must purchase this item at your own risk!” They were right about that. It brought tears to her eyes but she loved it. One drop was almost too much for a gallon pot of beans. It was the peak of our relationship. That and her little red devil outfit, but that’s another story.
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Eureka Springs Highlanders’ basketball games scheduled for Tuesday, Jan. 15 against the Johnson County Westside Rebels that were postponed due to winter weather have been rescheduled for Saturday, Feb. 2 beginning at noon, starting with the junior high games first. (They start early because ES is hosting the junior high district tournament that evening.) Other upcoming games: • Friday, Jan. 25 – ESHS at Mountainburg
• Tuesday, Jan. 29 – ESHS hosts Union Christian (Fort Smith) Recent results (a detailed article will be posted on www.LovelyCitizen.com by Friday and will be printed in next week’s Citizen): • Friday, Jan. 18 – At JD Leftwich (Magazine): Senior high boys won 57-56; senior high girls lost 70-17 • Tuesday, Jan. 22 – Vs. Hackett: Senior high boys lost 45-41; senior high girls lost 50-24.
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Give peace a chance
MLK celebration features sound art, music By Jennifer Jackson Can you name that tune in 10 notes? Ranaga Farbiarz thinks you can. Farbiarz specializes in sound art, sculpture that makes music – he made the giant wind chime that hangs on the west side of Highway 23 South at the city limits. For the local Martin Luther King Day observance on Sunday, Farbiarz made a 10-piece portable sound sculpture out of automobile hubcaps, each hubcap with seven chimes. Each set of chimes was one note of a familiar tune, but the people asked to carry the sculpture pieces from Basin Park to the Auditorium for the program didn’t know what it was until they went up on stage. There, Farbiarz lined up the sculpture holders and asked each to play their chimes in turn. When they did, they played the tune, “All we are asking is give peace a chance.” “None of us knew that was going to happen,” said Sheila McFaddin. “”He orchestrated a choir that had never been together before.” Orchestrated by Quinn Withy, the MLK observance started with the procession from Basin Park led by Mark Wetzel and Farbiarz, with the sculpture bearers and others following up Main Street to the Auditorium. After the sculpture ringing, other musical groups took the stage, starting with a trio made up of Withy, Ivan Thompson and Martin Johnson playing songs popular when Martin Luther King began his civil rights work. Guitarist Isaac Sivyer sang a moving rendition of “If I told you what I’d seen,” and Tamara Jonason performed interpretive dance to music by “13 Moons” – Randy Rust, Travis Clark and Jerry Landrum. Accompanied by Thompson and Withy, Rebecca Jean Brock played “Long Time Gone,” and “Abraham, Martin and John,” and Shakena Kedem sang a soul-shaking version of “This Land is Your Land.” The surprise of the afternoon was Martin Johnson, a 20-year-old guitarist from Eureka Springs, who got a standing ovation for his fingerstyle acoustic guitar playing. Johnson, who Withy found playing on the square
in Bentonville, played what he called ‘my Irish song,’ an original piece based on a blues riff, and Andy McKee’s “Drifting.” When he announced that he was going to play the next song in a very interesting style, someone in the audience said, “There’s ALL an interesting style. Then Johnson held the guitar flat and played a melodic song using his index fingers, striking the strings like a drum. Videos of Martin Luther King, photographs of civil rights marches and photographic portraits of local residents by John Rankine provided a backdrop for the musicians. Adrian Frost gave an invocation and recited the poem from “You Must Know Something,” his performance piece describing an encounter with a veteran on the banks of the Mississippi River. To create the “Give Peace a Chance” sound sculpture, Farbiarz said he painted ten automobile hubcaps to resemble mandalas, with the idea that each one was a peace shield symbolizing strength. Some of the chime sets were the same note but in different octaves, he said, creating harmonic resonance. Farbiarz said the piece will appear on the sound art float in the Artrageous Parade during the May Festival of the Arts.
Signs on the stage of The Aud make pleas for MLK Day.
Participants in Sunday’s Martin Luther King recital at The Aud lead a singalong of “Down By the Riverside” while photographs of the March on Washington are shown on the screen. From right are Ivan Thompson, Francesca Giri, Shakena Kedem, Rebecca Jean Brock and Arkansas Red. Giri’s business, Flora Roja Acupuncture, sponsored the event. Sparky, a.k.a. Mark Wetzel, left, leads the procession from Basin Park, followed by artist Ranaga Farbiarz with the first piece of his “Give Peace a Chance” sound art. Farbiarz and nine other people carried pieces of the art, made from car hubcaps, each one with seven chimes tuned to a note of”All we are asking is give peace a chance Performance artist Tamara Jonason accompanied by “13 Moons.”
Photos by David Bell and Jennifer Jackson
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Parading from Basin Park to The Aud are organizer Quinn Withy and celebrants Anna Matthews and Marjorie Boggs.
Green Forest. “I called up Tony and asked, ‘What is happening? I don’t understand why you sent the state troopers here,’” he recounted, “and he just became ballistic. He’s screaming at me on the phone. He told me, ‘Sheriff, you’re not capable of understanding anything. I am the chief law enforcement officer in this county.’” Grudek said the prosecutor then threatened him with a misdemeanor for failing to report the woman’s death to the prosecutor. When the sheriff told Rogers his deputies had been in constant communication with the prosecutor’s office that day, Grudek said, Rogers called them liars. Rogers disagreed with Grudek’s recounting of the incident. “We requested that the State Police assist, not to take over (sic.),” Rogers said in his press release. He added that pros-
ecutors had learned of the death earlier in the day, before they were notified by the sheriff. Grudek said he had sought legal advice to determine if he had any recourse to stop the alleged abuse. “(T)he bottom line is that the prosecutor is almost untouchable,” he concluded. Given this fact, he said, he had no choice but to speak out. “I don’t like the way my department is constantly being challenged and questioned by the prosecutor,” the sheriff said. “I don’t like him threatening to prosecute us every time something goes wrong that he’s not happy with. I’m tired of him calling my people liars. It doesn’t make for a very good relationship.” “We’re law enforcement,” he continued. “We’re supposed to be working together, not having the prosecutor’s office looking for ways to prosecute the sheriff’s office. We’re supposed to be prosecuting the bad guys, and I think it’s wasting a lot of energy.”
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