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Save the Ozarks could benefit from opposition to transmission line Becky Gillette Opponents of the proposed American Electric Power (AEP)/Southwestern Electric Power Company (SWEPCO) 345-kiloVolt transmission line may get some help on the statewide level with efforts to reform eminent domain laws due to growing citizen opposition. Arkansas Citizens Against Clean Line Energy is a citizen group organizing in western Arkansas to oppose their land being taken for a proposed Plains & Clean Line transmission line that would carry wind-generated power from the panhandle of Oklahoma through Arkansas and Tennessee to deliver power to the East Coast. Recently about 150 people attended a hearing in Mulberry to organize opposition to the transmission line that would carry 600 kiloVolts of power – 1.7 times the amount of electricity as proposed by SWEPCO for its Shipe Road to Kings River Crossing transmission line. The $2-billion Clean Line project would transect the state for 750 miles. Residents of the proposed Clean Line have many of the same concerns as the SWEPCO line citizen opposition group Save The Ozarks (STO): health hazards from the strong electric current, disruption of the area’s scenic natural beauty, negative impacts to tourism, and reduced property values. Clean Line opponents are also concerned the line would interfere with migratory bird flyways. At the Mulberry meeting, State Rep. Charlotte Vining Douglas of Alma said she understands the concerns of residents about losing the use of their land. At least two other legislators STO continued on page 16

ArtRageous clowning – We’ve never seen our queen of parades, Margo Pirkle, look so blissful. See more parade pics inside and on the Eureka Springs Independent Facebook page.

Photo by John G. Henson

This Week’s INDEPENDENT Thinker Forty-three years ago, John Francis watched two Standard Oil Co. tankers collide in San Francisco Bay, spilling half a million gallons of oil. Because of how that made him feel, he stopped riding in motorized vehicles for the next 22 years, walking wherever he went. On his birthday, Jan. 19, 1973, he decided to stop preaching about the evils of combustible engines and start listening. He remained voluntarily silent for 17 years, walked the entire width of the lower 48 states, Pic from and just listened. Then he wrote Planetwalker: How to Change Your World One Step at a Time. Now they want to make a movie about him. Imagine.

Inside the ESI Airport 2

Constables on Patrol


Trails in town


High Falutin’ Society

14 & 15

Circle of Life


Sycamore 17

Rachel Brix


Astrology 19

Grand Scale


Indy Soul


Farmers’ Market


Nature of Eureka


Independent Mail


Exploring the Fine Art of Romance 23

Independent Editorial


Dropping a Line

Art Attack


Crossword 25

Time to schedule your “Mom” tattoo.


INDEPENDENTNews Airport Commission addresses new lease violations

Nicky Boyette The Airport Commission convened a special meeting May 1 to resolve its second landlord-tenant issue of the year. The first hour of the meeting was spent in an Executive Session called by Airport Manager Dana Serrano. After the closed session, Chair Lonnie Clark announced to the handful of attendees in the room, “A serious issue has come before us.” He said a doorway had been cut without notice or permission between two of the eight new hangars on the south side of the runway. The two hangars had been leased to both the Ozark Flight School and the Ozark Flight Club. According to Clark, Danny Hendricks, instructor of the Ozark Flying School, had a doorway cut through the wall connecting two of the hangars, and Clark questioned whether the structural integrity of the wall had been compromised. At the very least, the action violated the lease, and, therefore, “There is no lease,” according to Clark. “I’m not sure how to proceed,” he stated. Greg Gibson, president of the Ozark Flight Club, responded to Clark by stating the Flight Club did not meet to authorize the door cut, but Gibson thought there was a verbal agreement a door would eventually be cut in that particular place. “In retrospect, it would have been better to get clear with the manager,” Gibson said, “but it was repaired within 30 days.” Clark was not on board with any verbal agreements about tenants cutting doors in the new hangars. “It is basically hearsay to

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say there was a verbal agreement,” Clark observed. Ron Dugger, member of the Flight Club, told the group, “I was with Danny and we talked with Sheila (former Airport Manager Evans) about a door. It makes sense to have a door there,” he said. Evans then said she had talked with Hendricks and others as the building was being constructed, and she remembered telling him there was no way the airport could alter plans for the building, which was being funded by federal dollars, to fit someone’s personal choices. Evans said there were other doorways discussed as well, but “I sincerely believe we never promised anything” and the contractor was not a part of the discussions. “And Hendricks never said anything to us even the day before the door was cut,” she said. Dugger commented, “I can’t speak for Danny, but others things in the hangars were not built according to the plans, and I think he thought it was okay to put the door in because the other things weren’t done according to plan.” “The lease says you will not alter or modify the building without submitting a written request to the airport manager,” Clark insisted. “Goes back to the gentleman’s agreement,” Dugger replied. “And it got fixed.” “We can’t allow you to come in and arbitrarily do what you want,” Clark stated firmly, and he added Hendricks had also driven his truck and trailer across the runway, another serious violation of airport AIRPORT continued on page 25

INDEPENDENTNews Eureka man held on $300,00 bond on felony charges Claims God told him to kidnap a local woman Cory Chapin, 43, of 25 Kansas St. Achord later interviewed Chapin at in Eureka Springs, was arrested April 25 the Eureka Springs Police Department on a Probable Cause Affidavit for a series where Chapin began the interview of actions and statements that resulted in explaining he was a magician by trade both misdemeanor and felony and spoke at length about charges being filed against how vhe had been spoken to him. by God. According to the Affidavit Chapin does have filed in District Court, Officer an online presence as a Brian Jones of the Eureka magician, including YouTube Springs PD responded to videos and other magicLeatherwood City Park related sites, in addition to following a report made by social media. Charles Chapin that his son, He also related to Achord Cory, had taken his white that in the past God instructed 2008 Honda Accord sometime him to kill his children as a CORY CHAPIN during the night. Charles also test. He said he had planned reported his son had taken his prescription to use a hose from his van to sacrifice medication, a debit card and cash. his children, but at the last minute a Officer Jones and troopers from police officer arrived to arrest him on a Arkansas State Police made contact with warrant. Cory in the Accord at Leatherwood City According to the affidavit, Park around 11:18 a.m. and took him Chapin had been a customer of a local into custody for unauthorized use of a businesswoman twice since moving vehicle. In a search incident to arrest, law here in 2013, and a few days ago God enforcement officers discovered baggies told him to kidnap and have sex with her containing a green leafy substance and make her listen to his story. He told believed to be marijuana, handcuffs, Achord on the night of April 24 he stole machetes, a plastic handgun with the some cash, some medication, a debit red barrel painted black and a bottle of card and the vehicle. He said he used prescription medication belonging to the debit card a few times and went to Charles Chapin. Cabela’s in Rogers to buy a sleeping bag ASP Trooper Chad Hipps informed to put the woman in while he kept her. ESPD Det. Thomas Achord that while Cory said he had the handcuffs Cory Chapin was in his patrol vehicle, to restrain her and had painted the red he told him he (Hipps) had just stopped a barrel on the plastic gun black to make it kidnapping and that he (Chapin) had the look real so he could force her to go with handcuffs to restrain a Eureka Springs him; but there was a car in front of her woman. business when he drove by so he drove

to Leatherwood Park to wait and that’s when he was apprehended. Chapin told Achord he had been seen by “shrinks” and diagnosed schizophrenic and bi-polar; and said he just wants someone to listen to his story and try to understand that God selected him. He ended the interview by saying he figured he would be going to prison for kidnapping. On May 2, Chapin appeared with his attorney, Ernie Woodard, before Judge Tim Parker and a court date on the felony charges was set for June 9 in Berryville Circuit Court. Chapin also appeared in Eureka Springs for a hearing on the misdemeanor charges and a date of June 6 was set for that court. As of May 6 Chapin remained in detention in Carroll County on a $300,000 cash-only bond, with instructions that ESPD are to be notified immediately if he is released. | May 7, 2014 |

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INDEPENDENTNews Trails’ draft hits headwinds Becky Gillette After years of work, a draft Trails Master Plan to expand the in-town trail system in Eureka Springs has been released with a public hearing scheduled May 15 at 6 p.m. at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. Trails planned for publicly owned streets and alleys would make it easier for both residents and visitors to avoid congested streets in favor of more serene footpaths. Vocal opposition is coming, and one person who called Parks Director Bruce Levine to oppose a trail was located 300 ft. away from the proposed trail. Others have mentioned the lack of privacy from a trail going near their home in an area where owners are accustomed to no pedestrians or bikes. Even though numerous studies have shown crime rates are lower on trails than on streets or in homes, there have been fears expressed about the potential for crime such as burglaries. Liability is another issue. “My concern would be people walking

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off the trail, hurting themselves and suing me,” said Steve Beacham, who lives near White St. “That is how the world works. The way the law is now, people sue you over anything. The city has tort immunity, but private citizens don’t. The woods behind my house have multiple streets and alleys going through them. Currently the trail is supposed to go across two acres of my property, so that is a lot of land to roam into. There are a couple of old home sites in the area, and lots of glass in the woods. It is an attractive nuisance factor that can be seen from the trail.” Beacham said he supports the concept of green zones in the city, and uses and enjoys other trails in town. “If parks can address trespassing and personal liability, I would not have an issue,” he said. “I would need a legal guarantee, not just Bruce Levine’s word. I’m also concerned about trail maintenance.” One member of the Parks Commission, Rachel Brix, has been particularly outspoken in opposition to a portion of the trail that would run close to her home and voted against adopting the trails plan. She and her husband are trying to get a road vacated that comes near their home, an action the Parks Dept. has opposed because the road could serve as part of a trail system on that end of town on Magnetic Road near North Main Street. Parks also opposed the vacation because it would block one access to neighboring properties, an action that could lead to a lawsuit against the city. Brix said she is not against trails in town. “We have dozens, actually, that already exist that aren’t maintained

very well,” she said. “And trails were constructed across from the train station on private property without permission.” Brix said there is also a trail behind her house that goes down Old Mill Hollow to Magnetic Springs that she said is exclusively on private property, Marble Flats. “The city is not being transparent about what is being done,” Brix said. ‘’I’m opposed to the way they have gone about it. Vacation of public roads exists for a reason. Not all of these green spaces and alleys are practical for trails. Parks needs to take a more proactive stance with property owners instead of blazing trails on private property.” The plan calls for privacy fencing in areas where it would benefit homeowners. But Brix doesn’t want 490 ft. of privacy fencing around her property. She also said the draft trails map is taken from a 120-year-old map that has inconsistencies. Levine is hopeful that property owners will be willing to look at compromises. “I think it is important to note that before we put any trails in, we will notify by certified letter all the landowners adjacent to the trail or who we figure have any interest in the trail,” Levine said. “We will try to find out what the issues are and see if we can mitigate those. Some of the things that are common are privacy fencing, if desired. Finally, we may just have to do a work around. I just don’t see where there are many cases where we don’t have some way to mitigate concerns by private property owners.” All the trails would be clearly marked with purple paint or purple disks. At signs TRAILS continued on page 25

INDEPENDENTNews Circle of Life helps teen moms break poverty cycle Becky Gillette Arkansas has the highest teen pregnancy rates in the country. Often the teens are poor, rural girls ill-equipped to take care of themselves, let alone a child. Children of teens are more likely to become teen parents themselves, sons are more likely to end up in prison, and the children are more likely to end up in poverty themselves, according to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention. It is a vicious cycle. But now there is hope for teen mothers with a Circle of Life program sponsored by Healthy Families America: Voluntary Home Visiting Program for Young Parents. The vision of the program is to empower pregnant/ parenting teens in northern Arkansas to provide a healthy, nurturing environment for their children, as well as develop personal, educational and vocational skills for a more productive life. “We provide a foundation of support for these girls,” said Deena Tougaw, family support coordinator for the program based

in Harrison with an office in Berryville. “We are on our second year in Carroll County. Teresa Potteroff is the family support worker for Carroll County. We meet with these girls either weekly or biweekly to teach them parenting skills and help develop their maturity skills. We also help them access community resources. Most of our girls live in poverty, so we make sure their most basic needs are met. We help them sign up for food stamps, housing or whatever they need. We help them find a medical home. We can provide transportation to medical and social services.” Each of the participants, who range in age up to 24, sets one or two motherhood goals like reading to her child every night or making sure to meet pre-natal appointments. A curriculum called Partners for Healthy Babies is used to teach young moms how to create a healthy home environment for their child and meet all their child’s needs. “We teach breast feeding, food and

nutrition, and healthy practices,” Tougaw said. “They set a personal goal, as well. All of our girls have educational goals like staying in high school to get their diploma or, if they have already dropped out, to get a GED. Some go to college. We help them get all set up for that. There is not really a cap on what we do.” The program also provides crisis intervention and support in obtaining childcare. One effort is to prevent another unplanned pregnancy. Participants are educated on different types of birth control and provided transportation to the health department so they can chose the type of birth control to use. “We don’t force them; we educate them,” Tougaw said. The program helps provide a support network for the young women with monthly group meetings at churches that provide a meal, a meeting place and childcare. It is a night away from poverty. “During our group meetings, the girls

get to know each other better and form a support group among themselves,” Tougaw said. “Our group meeting is only for our clients and their children. They feel they have more freedom to share how they are feeling about things. They like it so much they want to get together more than once a month. We hope they will take the reins on that.” It can be reassuring to the young women that the churches aren’t judging them, but instead being welcoming and supportive. “Some of the girls would probably not set foot in a church otherwise,” Tougaw said. “They learn that the ladies in the churches love them and will provide for them. Churches want to help young families in need. Often they just don’t necessarily know how they can help. So our group meetings give them a very specific task that they can do that really helps our program. Churches know they are being a huge help in a very specific way.”

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INDEPENDENTNews Rachel Brix adds CPDT-KA® to list of accomplishments Local dog trainer, Rachel M. Brix, can now add CPDT–KA to her title. Brix recently earned certification through the Certification Council for Professional Dog Trainers® (CCPDT®) and joined more than 2000 Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed (CPDT–KA) certificate holders worldwide. Until the creation of the CCPDT® in 2001, there was no true certification process for canine professionals. Many schools teach dog trainers and offer certifications for their specific programs, which reflect the teachings and quality of that particular school. Other organizations offer take-home tests for “certification.” These canine professionals are not monitored to

‘Meet-n-Greets’ scheduled for Scott Jackson There will be three opportunities this month to meet and discuss issues with Carroll County Circuit Judge candidate, Scott Jackson: Wednesday, May 7 – Forest Hills Restaurant, Eureka Springs, 5 – 7 p.m. Thursday, May 8 – Cattleman’s Restaurant, Green Forest, 7 – 9 p.m. Saturday, May 10 – Daylight Donuts, Berryville, 7 – 9 p.m. Come meet Scott – and don’t forget to vote on May 20, the election for Circuit Judge.

Bunco at the BCC The Berryville Community Center Bunco Club meets on the second Thursday of each month at 10:45 a.m. Next game day is May 8, and everyone is invited. No membership purchase is required – just bring your smile and lucky dice throwing hand. Prizes awarded and refreshments provided. 6 |

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ensure they complete the test without any assistance or collaboration, nor is the testing process standardized. The unprecedented CCPDT® process was implemented by the Association of Pet Dog Trainers (APDT), the largest association of dog trainers in the world, founded by noted veterinarian, behaviorist and author Dr. Ian Dunbar. A task force of some 20 internationally known dog training professionals and behaviorists worked for three years to research and develop the first comprehensive examination. Professional Testing Corporation (PTC) was hired to ensure the process met professional testing standards. APDT then created a separate, independent council, The Certification

Council for Professional Dog Trainers, to manage the accreditation and pursue future development. Candidates who pass the exam earn the title Certified Professional Dog Trainer – Knowledge Assessed, and may use the designation CPDT–KA after their names. All certified trainers must earn continuing education credits to maintain their designations or take the examination again in three years. Brix headed the vanguard for the creation of the Eureka Springs Bark Park and is also the happy face welcoming area dogs for pampered grooming and training at Percy’s Grooming and Pet Spa, her business at 188 N. Main. For more information, phone (479) 2539393.

Cheers for our State Champs! The Highlander Track team made it to the 2A State Track Meet in Gurdon, Ark., on Monday. Pictured from left are Jake McClung, State Champ in 800 meter; Nathan Andress, State Champ 1600 and 3200 m.; and Mathew McClung, 2nd Place 3200 m. The three pictured won 3rd place in the 4x800 m. relay, with Wyatt Pavelsek as the fourth runner. The Highlander Boys ended with 4th place overall. The Lady Highlanders were also awesome – Eden Randolph was 4th Place in1600 meters and 3rd in 3200 m.; Justice Bogue, 5th Place in 400 m. and Nicole Morrison in 8th Place High Jump.

Opera in the Ozarks sneak preview May 11 Be at the Holiday Island Clubhouse, Sunday, May 11, at 4 p.m. for a free and fabulous hour of music, drama and information that will whet your appetite for the Opera in the Ozarks season, featuring Into the Woods, Cosi fan tutte and a double bill of Gianni Schicchi and Suor Angelica. You’ll also meet 2014 cast members and new General Director,

Dr. Stephen Rushing. This FREE event is a part of the pre-season Informance tour performing throughout Northwest Arkansas in public schools, civic clubs and Senior Centers prior to the 64 th season opening. Check www. for more information and also reserve a seat for Taste of the Opera at the Crescent Hotel May 29 and July 16.

INDEPENDENTNews From pinhole to grand scale Local artist featured in new exhibition and coffee table book Eric Studer Artist, architectural designer, author and camera inventor, Jay Bender, recently attended the opening of the “The Poetics of Light” Pinhole Photography exhibition at the New Mexico Museum of History in Santa Fe. Bender’s work was included in the show featuring pinhole photographs by leading artists from 36 countries. An exhibition highlight included the release of a coffee table art book, The Poetics of Light, featuring Bender’s photograph, “The Blue Nude.” Pinhole cameras are unique in that they don’t use a lens. Instead, a tiny hole is mounted in front of the film where a lens is normally located. Long exposures with the very small pinhole aperture Prince of Pinhole – Jay Bender with provide excellent depth of field. Despite being a new Poetics of Light coffee table art book featuring his 1984 image “The grade school demonstration of the principles of Blue Nude.” Photo by Eric Studer photography using coffee cans and oatmeal boxes, pinhole photography has gained wide popularity with experimental artists around the world. Bender discovered pinhole photography as an undergrad photography student at Southern Illinois University and Architectural aperture – Beaver Lake home designed by Jay pioneered innovative Pender’s Drafting & Design Services company. Photo by Jay Bender techniques in pinhole photography in the late ‘70s and early ‘80s. He is credited as the first to explore pinhole imaging with a specially designed video camera. “To advance my studies in college, I needed an expensive view camera I could not afford. So I created an independent study project to build my own camera. As a result, I designed and built several pinhole cameras and began producing a four-by-five model called the Bender View Camera,” Bender explained. His new camera design was an immediate hit with professional and amateur photographers across the planet. To meet the overwhelming demand for his unique inventions, Bender delayed completing a college degree to start Bender Photographic, Inc., in 1979. BPI sold thousands of cameras and accessories in more than 47 countries before Bender decided to sell the company in 2004 to follow a new creative calling, a muse focused on architecture and home design. Before moving to Eureka Springs, Bender designed more than 50 homes with his new company, Drafting & Design LLC. A water lover who always dreamed of living in a lakeside home, he purchased an undeveloped Beaver Lake front lot in 2009 to build his current residence and growing business. “Designing a home is lot like creating a great sculpture or photographic image. Once it’s done, the quality of your work stands as reflection of your talent for a very long time. I take great pride in my work and so do my clients. Eureka Springs is an ideal headquarters for creative service companies like mine,” added Bender. You could call him a pinhole photographer with an architectural aperture. Bender Drafting & Design Services is responsible for some of the most eye-catching homes around Beaver Lake, and provides architectural drafting and design services for residential housing throughout North America. For details email | May 7, 2014 |

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INDEPENDENTNews Farmers’ Market vendor has a 10-year stake (maybe a Beefsteak) in local gardens B ecky G illette There is an old saying, “Give a man a fish, and you feed him for a day; show him how to catch fish, and you feed him for a lifetime.” A similar analogy might be if you buy fresh produce, it provides food for a few days. But if you buy a tomato plant, it can feed you for a long time. Plant man Bob Hagood has been stocking Eureka gardens with tomatoes and other edible plants for ten years, bringing them to sell at the Tuesday and Thursday morning Eureka Springs Farmer’s Market from his farm in Pioneer, Mo. The Farmers’ Market has a loyal local contingent of people who prefer to buy plants and produce from local growers rather than big box stores. Hagood has found fertile ground with people who want to support the local economy and who appreciate buying from someone who knows what plants grow well in the region and is willing to give advice on how to grow them.

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Hagood’s best sellers are tomato plants, and he has found the most popular varieties in Eureka Springs are heirloom tomatoes like Cherokee purple, Brandywine and Rutgers. He also carries some cherry and grape tomatoes, which can produce for a long period of time, and hybrid varieties like Big Boy and

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Beefsteak that are resistant to disease. Little yellow pear salad tomatoes are another popular variety. After tomatoes, mints and other herbs are the most popular sellers. He carries a number of mint varieties including spearmint, peppermint, mojitos and chocolate mint. Rosemary

is popular this year because the harsh winter killed off rosemary plants that would normally overwinter. He also sells petunias, begonias and impatiens, but finds the flowers are less popular in Eureka Springs than at the Bentonville Farmers’ Market where he sells on Saturdays. Gardeners love to talk about plants, and Hagood is happy to share tips. “People are sometimes too enthusiastic and get plants in the ground too early,” Hagood said. “And then they have to come back and buy more. Shame on me. I usually warn them if I think they are too early. They can always use hot caps to get an early start. Personally, I wait until the weather settles until I plant that stuff. “The Eureka Springs Farmers’ Market is my social time,” Hagood said. “I love to visit with my customers. If I don’t have customers, I walk around and visit with my friends who are also vendors. I have a great time. I feel like FARMERS’ MARKET continued on page 24

A little help from our friends:

• Cup of Love free dinner, lunch, clothing – Free Mexican dinner Wednesdays at 5 p.m. Hearty soup lunch Fridays 9:30 – 2 p.m. Free clothing. Located in former Wildflower thrift shop (yellow building next to chapel) US 62E. (479) 363-4529. • First United Methodist Church offers free Sunday suppers – 5:30 – 7 p.m. Hwy. 23S. Night Church at 6 with short message and music. (479) 253-8987. • Flint Street Fellowship food pantry, lunch, free clothing – Pantry open 10 a.m. – 2 p.m. Mondays and Wednesdays. Free lunch Tuesdays and Thursdays, 10 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. Free clothes/shoes closet, books and household items. (479) 253-9491 or 253-4945. Leave donations in barrel at entrance if facility is closed. • Wildflower food pantry, furniture bank and clothing – Wildflower Chapel (US 62E) free food pantry 10:30 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. on Fridays. Thrift store and used furniture bank (now in big blue barn only) Wednesday – Saturday 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. and Friday 1 – 6 p.m. Drop off donations Thursday – Saturday 11 a.m. – 3 p.m. • GRIEF SHARE – 13-week grief recovery program. Sundays 2 – 4 p.m. HI Community Church Fellowship Hall library (188 Stateline Drive). Join at any time. $15 workbook fee. (479) 253-8925, or e-mail • Celebrate Recovery – Soul Purpose Ministries, 801 S. Springfield, Green Forest, 6:30 p.m. each Wednesday. Potluck meal followed by 12-step Christcentered meetings for those suffering from addiction, habit, hang-up or hurt. • Coffee Break Al-Anon Family Group Women – Tuesdays, 9:45 a.m., Faith Christian Family Church, Hwy. 23S, (479) 363- 9495. Meetings at Coffee Pot Club behind Land O’ Nod Inn: • Alateen – Sundays, 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. Email or phone (479) 981-9977
 • Overeaters Anonymous – Thursdays, 10:30 a.m. Barbara (479) 244-0070
 • Narcotics Anonymous – Fridays, 5:30 p.m. (903) 278-5568
• Al-Anon Family Group (AFG) – Sundays, 11:30 a.m., Mondays and Tuesdays 7 p.m.
• Eureka Springs Coffee Pot AA Groups 
 Monday – Saturday 12:30 p.m.; Sunday 10 a.m.;
 Sunday – Thursday, Saturday, 5:30 p.m.;
Tuesday and Friday, 8 p.m. (479) 253-7956
• Al-Anon Wednesday, 5:30 p.m. All other meetings: See www.

INDEPENDENTNews Ozark Folkways Heritage Day May 9, 10 Ozark Folkways kicks off its 21st Annual Heritage Day Weekend Friday, May 9, at 6 p.m. on the indoor stage with a concert by Susan McBay and a pop-up art show by Lisa Jo Outlaw, both local to Northwest Arkansas. Suggested donation is $5 per person. Saturday, Ozark Folkways will celebrate Heritage Day from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. with demonstrations of spinning, rug hooking, basket making,

quilting, an amazing silent auction and of course, excellent food. This year beans and ham (also vegan variety), sizzling skillet cornbread, homemade cobbler, tea, lemonade and water will be offered. Heritage Day is free and open to the public at Ozark Folkways, 22733 N. Hwy 71 in Winslow. For more info email or call (479) 634-3791.

New fly fishing club forming Beaver Fly Fishers will meet monthly beginning May 12, 6:30 p.m., at the Grassy Knob Fire Station/ Community Center south of Beaver Dam on Hwy. 187. Meetings will continue on the second Monday of each month with guest speakers including fishing guides, AGFC officers, trout fisheries biologists, equipment manufacturers, etc. Fly Fishing classes for beginners and beyond are already in progress, and an outreach program will be added to include teaching high school students how to fly fish, a Boy Scouts Merit Badge program on fly fishing and “Reel Recovery” for cancer patients and survivors. For members there will also be regular weekly fishing outings in several locations including Beaver Tailwaters, Taneycomo, Roaring River, Kings River and more; fly tying classes;

a monthly newsletter with pictures and fishing tales (Beaver Tales Newsletter) and an annual picnic and possibly Christmas party with fun pictures from the season’s fishing. Dues will be used to pay speakers, tying teachers, outreach expenses and classes; and are only $20 single or $25 per family for the year (Jan. – Dec.). For more info email flyfisherdale@gmail. com or phone Dale Steffens (214) 5429400.

Scottie Spirit Night May 12 The Parent Group at Eureka Springs Elementary School’s Scottie Spirit Night will be hosted by The Rockin’ Pig Saloon Monday, May 12, from 4 – 9 p.m. A percentage of sales will go toward the rebuilding of a new playground. Please join their efforts while enjoying delicious food and awesome steak specials. Last week’s Independent identified the driver of a vehicle accident resulting in a fatality as a male, but it was a woman, Lauren Burlingame, 19, of Hunstville. | May 7, 2014 |

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Plants contribute – if we let them

Editor, The powers-that-be that are making a fuss out of plants that grow taller than a certain height, are focusing on the wrong issue. In Missouri and Arkansas there are about 800 exotic species that grow outside of cultivation. Some of them have spread so rapidly that they have outcompeted and replaced native species. I hope the authorities start real quick tackling Kudzu (China) and massive amounts of aquatic invasives in Lake Leatherwood (Asia). In Missouri, a property I helped clear on a creek had nothing but Bush Japanese honeysuckle, Japanese honeysuckle vine, wintercreeper, English ivy and vinca, and all provide nothing to the ecosystem. Japanese honeysuckle is even known to degrade the soil. Our birds and wildlife require berries that have fat and protein in them and exotic plants, like the Japanese honeysuckle, have nothing but sugar and carbs in their berries that might bode well for birds in Japan, but not in our neck of the woods. Interestingly, there were two

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Proposal to protect communities

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government leaders have considered that and maybe think twice about taking money from SWEPCO, AEP, CECC or any other utility-related enterprise that sprays dead indiscriminately anything in their path. Even giving beekeepers four weeks notice versus two won’t help because you can’t corral bees like sheep and cattle. They, like other invertebrate and lepidopteron, travel far and wide in search of nectar. This is all the more reason local officials need to turn to the real issues that are invasive plants and herbicide spraying by utilities. Susan Pang


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struggling elderberries on that creek property. They seem to have the most ability to compete with Japanese honeysuckle. Trumpet creeper and native honeysuckle are also good substitutes that are aggressive. I suggest we begin looking at real issues, and not the cosmetic, that lawmakers seem mis-focused on – that our wildlife is being decimated by invasive plant material that the government is not addressing adequately. Also, the ornamental plant trade is selling sterile and inert plant species that are either alien or purely ornamental and provide no benefit except as eye candy. I suggest we begin looking at plants for their function and contribution to the landscape and the environment and not just as eye candies or eye sores. If you understand plant ecology, as clearly many leaders in ES seem not to know much about it, then you will understand that they are barking up the wrong tree and need to change their focus to the invasive issue. Lastly, the monarch butterfly is near extinction in no small part because of utilities spraying herbicides and pesticides over 10s of 1000s of miles across this country. I wonder if our

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GUESTatorial 19 more reasons we still don’t want fluoride in our water


rganized dentistry is the only health profession that seeks to deliver its services via the public’s water supply. The practice of artificial water fluoridation is the height of arrogance when one considers undisputed facts and scientifically supported arguments: a) Fluoride is not a nutrient. Not one biochemical process in the human body has been shown to need fluoride. b)  The level of fluoride in mother’s milk is exceedingly low. Formula-fed infants receive up to 175 to 250 times more fluoride than a breast-fed infant if using water fluoridated with .7 or 1 ppm of fluoride. c) Fluoride accumulates in the bone and in other calcified tissues over a lifetime. It is still not known what the true half-life of fluoride is in the human bone, but an estimate of 20 years has been made. This means that some fluoride absorbed by infants will be retained for a lifetime in their bones. Early symptoms of fluoride poisoning of the bones are identical to arthritis. d) Once fluoride is added to the water supply, there is no way of controlling the dose people get daily or over a lifetime, and there is no way of controlling who gets the fluoride – it goes to everyone regardless of age, weight, health, need or nutritional status. e)  The addition of fluoride to the public water supply violates the individual’s right to informed consent to medical or human treatment. The community is doing to everyone what a doctor can do to no single patient. f) Fluoride is known to have toxic properties at low doses. g) Children in fluoridated countries are being over-exposed to fluoride, as demonstrated by the high prevalence of dental fluorosis. h) A 500-page review by the National Research Council in 2006 revealed that several subsets of the population (including bottle-fed babies) are exceeding the EPA’s safe reference dose when drinking fluoridated water at 1 ppm. The NRC panel also indicated that fluoride causes many health problems at levels close to the exposure levels in fluoridated communities. i) An un-refuted study conducted at Harvard University shows fluoride may cause osteosarcoma (a frequently fatal bone cancer) in young men when boys are exposed to fluoridated water in their 6th, 7th and 8th years. j) There are many studies that indicate fluoride is a neurotoxin, and 37 studies showing an

association between fairly modest exposure to fluoride and lowered IQ in children. k) For many decades no health agency in any fluoridated country has made any serious attempt to monitor side effects (other than dental fluorosis). Nor have they investigated reports of citizens who claim to be sensitive to fluoride’s toxic effects at low doses. l) No U.S. doctors are being trained to recognize fluoride’s toxic effects, including low dosereversible effects in sensitive individuals. m) Dental caries is a disease. Fluoridation is designed to treat a disease but has never been approved by the FDA. The FDA has never performed any trial to ascertain the safety of fluoride. FDA classifies fluoride as an “unapproved drug.” n)  The effectiveness of swallowing fluoride to reduce tooth decay has never been demonstrated by a randomized control trial, the gold standard of epidemiology. o)  Evidence that fluoridation or swallowing fluoride reduces tooth decay is very weak. p) The vast majority of countries neither fluoridate their water nor their salt. But, according to World Health Organization figures, tooth decay in 12-year olds is coming down as fast – if not faster – in non-fluoridated countries as fluoridated ones. q) Most dental authorities now agree that the predominant benefit of fluoride is topical, not systemic, i.e., it works on the outside of the tooth, not from inside the body, thus there is no need to swallow fluoride to achieve its claimed benefit and no justification for forcing it on people who do not want it. r) Many countries have been able to reduce tooth decay in low-income families using costeffective programs without forcing fluoride on people via the water supply. s) While organized dentistry claims that fluoridation is designed to help low-income families, it is hard to take such sentiments seriously when 80 percent of American dentists refuse to treat children on Medicaid. The ADA opposes the use of dental therapists to provide some basic services in low-income areas. Conclusion: It is time to get dentistry out of the public water supply and back into the dental office. It is also time the U.S. media did its homework on this issue instead of simply parroting the self-serving spin of the dental lobby. Paul Connett, PhD Director, Fluoride Action Network



by Dan Krotz he next time a politician claims to be a conservative, ask them what their favorite Edmund Burke and Russell Kirk lines are. Don’t be surprised if all you get back is a free dumb look. Instead, offer to give them a pass if they can answer these questions instead: “You say you want to get the Federal government off our backs. You clearly agree then that Arkansas should become revenue neutral – even Steven with the Feds. That means that 29 percent of federal government money now sent to Arkansas, every year, has to be sent back to Washington. Who gets cut, once we start returning free Yankee money? “Sarah Palin says that waterboarding is ‘baptism for terrorists.’ Does this method of baptism meet theological standards? Is your church on board? Who else, besides terrorists, may be baptized in this fashion? [Please provide a written list.] “Canada has a substantial and growing middle class even though it has much higher corporate taxes, more stringent banking regulations, and a national health care system that meets or exceeds US standards for clinical outcomes – while our middle class is in freefall. How are those hosers up North able to do this, eh? “Rancher Cliven Bundy, the latest hero of the political right, has sucked up hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of federal resources. Can you help us get on the gravy train, too? It isn’t just for conservatives, is it? “Many Republicans argue that the government safety net should be replaced with charitable services provided by churches. Is your church on board? If so, what services will your church provide? Medical care? Housing? Food? Hospice services? Old folks’ homes? Back to school immunizations? Will they treat folks with the clap? How about services for the developmentally disabled? How about… gosh, the list goes on. Can you can fill us in? Or, have your pastor call us. We’d like to hear from the horse’s mouth instead of the horse’s… “Finally, sir, why do Bill Buckley, Whitaker Chambers, Barry Goldwater and Dwight Eisenhower spin in their graves every time you open your mouth? We’d love to have you explain it all.” | May 7, 2014 |

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by John Rankine

When I find myself in times of trouble Mother Mary comes to me Speaking words of wisdom Let it be, let it be. McCartney

It was short, sweet and creative with Spring St. retail merchants happy with the uninterrupted shopping time change and post parade sales boost. With the thermometer almost reaching 90°, the early evening temperature drop gave slight relief, making the transition from end parade to drumming in Basin Park, near perfect. t’s usually not a good sign when you spot “still seeking Tim Cotterill spent a three-day weekend at Zarks doing nothing submissions” in the local papers for a parade that’s only a few except engraving frogs, new and old, for frog fanatics who came days away. Just whip-up that float folks! from all over the country to see the Frogman. Former Eurekan, So despite the parade time change from 2 to 6 p.m. and the Dustin Atnip, aka the Frog King, who’s involved in the sales and CAPC pissing and ripping off a local artist, (perhaps a column unto marketing of the limited edition bronzes, got to spend a few extra itself) the event went off without a hitch, thanks mostly to our bevy days seeing old friends before heading back to Salt Lake City. of perennial parade standbys. You and we know who you are, and Bring your mother and a friend to the Artist Impression of the we thank you. Mother exhibit at The Space this Mother’s day weekend. I promise it will be a Eureka experience with 40+ local artists interpreting the theme of the mother. Mr. Shrine and John Stalling have already completed the “Our Lady of the Springs” shrine on the Elmwood House grounds next door to The Space and we are asking everyone to bring and add their own Mother’s Day memento (a picture, handkerchief, icon, etc.) to the shrine during Saturday night’s opening reception starting at 5 p.m. The show continues through Sunday from noon ‘til 7. Bank On Art, a showcase for local artists, starts its Thursday night opening receptions this week. All three banks participate and have art up for the entire month. First up is Community First Bank. In our crazy, busy lives I recommend bypassing the drive-thru-teller this month to check out what some of our creative community is up to. All kinds of other great stuff going on this weekend, so grab a copy of the Independent Fun Guide, the official guide to everything Mr. Shrine and John Stalling’s installation “Our Lady of the Springs” (Detail)   happening during the May Festival of the Arts. Photo by John Rankine


INDEPENDENTConstablesOnPatrol April 28 8:30 a.m. – ESPD was on a alert for a possibly intoxicated driver headed to town, and a constable on patrol encountered the vehicle and arrested the driver for DWI #2. April 29 5:25 a.m. – Individual claimed she had been assaulted, but did not want to press charges. She also refused medical attention and became uncooperative. The alleged perpetrator was taken into custody on a warrant out of Carroll County. 5:34 a.m. – Constable observed suspicious behavior from a couple who entered a convenience store. He had reason to conduct a field sobriety test on them and arrested the male for public intoxication and the female for DWI and possession of marijuana. 1:15 p.m. – Constable watched for a vehicle reportedly crossing the centerline and changing speeds, but did not encounter it. April 30 1:25 p.m. – A van pulling a trailer was 12 |

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supposedly spilling a trail of gravel onto the roadway, but the constable never saw the vehicle. 2:46 p.m. – Constable responded to a burglary alarm and discovered the Realtor had accidentally triggered it. 4:40 p.m. – Person at a convenience store claimed an individual had just tried to run her over. Constable took a report. May 1 5:37 a.m. – Alarm sounded at a business on Main Street but the constable found all doors and windows secure. 7:37 a.m. – Another alarm rang out at the school district office, but the responding constable discovered it was another false alarm. 8:07 a.m. – As a result of a traffic stop the constable arrested the driver for driving on a suspended license. 9:45 a.m. – Business owner reported an awning had been stolen. Then it was discovered it had been taken down for repairs but it was not the one that needed

repairing. The awning was reinstalled. 12:49 a.m. – Driver called in a report of a vehicle headed westbound toward Eureka Springs speeding and passing illegally on US 62. Constables did not encounter the vehicle. 2:19 p.m. – Person at a bank in Eureka Springs wanted to report a theft, and the constable referred him to the Berryville PD because the theft occurred in Berryville. May 2 12:24 p.m. – Observer saw a van pass three other vehicles on a double yellow line on US 62 and also almost run two more vehicles off the road. Constable later witnessed the driver attempt to pass on a double yellow and made a traffic stop. He issued a citation to the driver. 12:37 p.m. – Constable fixed the change machine downtown. 12:44 p.m. – Constable took a report of a theft at the Lake Leatherwood ball field. 1:26 p.m. – A delivery truck damaged an COPS continued on page 24

INDEPENDENT Art & Entertainment Bob Margolin brings blues to Basin Park May 10

Multi Grammy and Blues Music Award winner, Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin, will perform in Basin Spring Park at 5 p.m. Saturday, May 10, as part of the City Advertising and Promotion Commission’s Second Saturday Series and May Festival of the Arts. Appearing with Bob are blues harp master, RJ Mischo, and Terry Cagle, drummer and vocalist for The Cate Brothers. As usual, there’s a twist to how this came about. See the full story in IndySoul on page 20. Bob Margolin was guitarist for Muddy Waters from 1973 through 1980, and also performed on several Muddy Waters recordings, including the Grammy winning Muddy Waters Woodstock Album. He has also toured with James Cotton and Billy Boy Arnold, and recorded several albums.

Garage Sale Queen at ESSA May 12 – 16 Kick up your heels and have fun with Kandy Jones’s “Mixed Media Mosaics” workshop May 12 – 16. Learn technique and create mosaic works of art from pieces found from your life in this enjoyable class. Kandy has studied with nationally renowned mosaic artist Sherry Warner Hunter, with whom she learned the endless possibilities of mosaics. Register for any workshop by calling (479)253-5384 or visit To view Kandy’s work see

Try your literary luck at Poetluck Thursday, May 15, Poetluck at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, 515 Spring, will feature writer-in-residence Sherrie Flick, author of the novel, Reconsidering Happiness. Sherri is a food writer living in Pittsburgh, Pa., and writes about her garden, food and culture; and how food connects us to memory and emotion. She will read to us from the project she is working on while at the Colony – a collection of food essays/fictions. A potluck begins at 6:30 p.m., after which local writers are invited to read from their work for up to four minutes following Sherrie’s presentation. Why not pencil Poetluck in every third Thursday and enjoy the camaraderie of fellow readers and writers? Everyone is welcome, so bring a dish to share and settle in for a great evening!

Ozarks Waterfalls Photography workshop Edward C. Robison III of Sacred Earth Gallery has a few spaces open for his Spring Photography workshop: Ozarks Waterfalls Photography May 30 – June 1. Participants will meet at the Sacred Earth

Gallery on US 62 W at 5 p.m. on May 30 for hands-on sessions photographing area waterfalls. For more info or to enroll visit or phone (479) 253-7644.

Mother Mary Comes To Me “Artists Impressions of Rosie Rose are just a few the Mother,” an invitational participating artists. group art show, will be on A large outdoor display at The Space, 2 Pine shrine created by Ralph, St. (across from the post aka, Mr. Shrine, and John office), May 10 – 11 as part Stalling and dedicated of the Eureka Springs May to the Mother will be on Festival of the Arts and display in front of the Mother’s Day Weekend. Elmwood House, next The free exhibit opens door to The Space for the with an artists’ reception entire month. Locals and Saturday, May 10, from visitors are encouraged 5 – 10 p.m. and continues to bring motherly May 11 from 12 – 7 p.m. mementos, (a photograph, The exhibit includes work I nching F orward (D etail ) handkerchief, icon etc.) to by J ohn R ankine by more than 30 regional add to the shrine. artists who have interpreted For further the theme of the mother in a variety of information email John Rankine at mediums. Zeek Taylor, Gina Gallina, and see the Janet Alexander, Mary Springer, John Artist’s Impression of the Mother page on Rankine, Dee Garrett, Adrian Frost and Facebook.

High School pottery bowls help eliminate hunger “Creative Bowls to Help Eliminate Hunger,” the 12th Annual High School Art Show, is featured all during May at Iris at the Basin Park, 8 Spring. Talented art students at Eureka Springs High designed ceramic bowls to be sold to benefit the Flint Street Fellowship Food Bank. Stop by and enjoy the students’ marvelous work and add a bowl to your décor while helping eliminate hunger. Phone (479) 253-9494 for more info.

On the May 10 Gallery Stroll

For a complete list of galleries and artists’ receptions for May 10, pick up a copy of the Independent Fun Guide At The Eureka Fine Art Gallery, 63 N. Main, Jessica Cummings is one of the gallery’s featured guest artists for the month. Meet Jessica during her artist’s reception from 6 – 9 p.m. May 10. Over at Sweet Spring Studio, 123 Spring, new paintings and beadwork by Barbara Kennedy are being featured, along with new photographs and artrageous origami by Ethan Robison from May 9 – 15. Come say hello during Ethan’s artist’s reception May 10 from 1 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 9 p.m. Eureka Thyme Gallery, 19 Spring, features Carol Dickie, a mixed watermedia landscape artist who describes her work as abstract naturalism, and uses watercolor, gouache, acrylic, casein, charcoal and pastel, in any and all combinations, to achieve the look she is after. Meet Carol from 1 – 4 p.m. and 6 – 9 p.m.

Last chance to Scottish dance Scottish dances will be taking a summer break soon, but you can still enjoy classes at the Elks Lodge in Holiday Island on Tuesday nights May 13 and 20 from 7 – 8:30 p.m. A Saturday morning Social Dance with live music is planned for May 31, 10:00 a.m. – 12:30 p.m. with live jigs, reels and strathspeys by the Crooked Creek Ceilidh Band. Don’t miss it! Parents interested in having their children learn Scottish Dancing during summer vacation can call Melissa, (479) 253-8252, for details and to enroll.

Edgewater by Carol Dickie

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INDEPENDENTHIGH (Falutin’) SOCIETY Happy 25th – Stick Brown, left, and Gina Gallina celebrate at Chelsea’s 25th Anniversary bash May 2. Photo by Gwen Etheredge

The shrining – Valerie and Dave Damon check out the community shrine to The Mother located near The Space. Locals and visitors are invited to add their own motherly items to the shrine and visit the Artists’ Impression of the Mother show Saturday eve and Sunday, May 10 and 11. Photo by Becky Gillette

Resurrected – Joe Easton holds the resurrected Eureka Springs Air Force T-shirt brought back to life for Chelsea’s “slightly off Center” 25th Anniversary do. Photo by Gwen Etheredge

Form and function – Dave Hanna, left, is particularly interested in Doug Powell’s spiral plate at the Form and Function show and reception for Master Potters of Northwest Arkansas at the Space on May 2. Photo by Becky Gillette

“Cause” and effect – April’s Cocktails for a Cause at Farm-to-Table FRESH had the effect of a check for $1200 being presented to the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation (for Books in Bloom) and Main Street USA/ESDN. From left are Bill Brown and Joe Luker, from the library foundation, Lynne Tubera from the FRESH Emporium, Jacqueline Wolven of ESDN and FRESH owner, Ken Ketelsen.

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Green Thumbs – Carroll County Master Gardeners met at Little Lake Eureka for a little spring garden maintenance. Volunteers included (from left) Linda Rogers, Faye Martin, Lee Monger, Patricia Messer, Mariellen Griffith, Karen Welch, Lillian Scott and Doug Miller.

What light – through yonder camera lens breaks? It is the ArtRageous Parade and Juliet Lawrence is the sun. Photo by Melanie Myhre

Behind the seens – From left, ArtRageous parade organizers Bridget Kucharski and Debbie Coleman join Mayor Morris Pate, Mark Wetzel, Wendi La Fey, Sandy Martin of the Eureka Springs Arts Council, David Rush and Mayor’s Assistant Diane Wilkerson as parade winners are announced. First Place, $500, went to Wendi’s group Violetta Lotus and the Drummers of Eureka; $300 to Afriqeu Aya Dance Company, and $200 to I Love Eureka Springs (David Rush’s boacovered van). Photo by Gwen Etheredge

Horsing around – Ethan Robison urges his unihorsecycle along Spring Street under the watchful eye of mom Jana dressed in ArtRageous red extravagance. (She’s in there somewhere.) Photo by Becky Gillette Pretty pleased – JP and Leilia Langover look pretty pleased with this year’s ArtRageous parade. Photo by Becky Gillette

‘Atta boa – Jan Ridenour gussies son Travis up with one of the boas that covered the I Love Eureka Springs van in the ArtRageous parade. The colorful vehicle won 3rd place and $200. Photo by Melanie Myhre | May 7, 2014 |

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have also come out in opposition to the line. In 2011, Clean Line was turned down by the Arkansas Public Service Commission (APSC) for utility status in the state because the proposed line went through the state without benefiting the state. But now Clean Line Energy Partners has announced plans to build a $100-million convertor station in central Arkansas that would allow sales of the power in Arkansas. “Clean Line is apparently getting their ducks in a row to re-apply to APSC for utility status, which will give them the power of eminent domain in Arkansas,” said STO Director Pat Costner. “I expect this to put APSC and Arkansas eminent domain laws in the spotlight.” The issue is one where environmentalists can disagree. Fayetteville architect Mikel Lolley, who is a clean energy activist, initially was on the fence with the goals and aspirations of the federal government and the Department of Energy (DOE) and Clean Line in mitigating carbon emissions by connecting the wind belt to demand on the East and West coasts. He said he wasn’t sure stopping the Clean Line project is the best thing to do. “Those lines have to go through

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somewhere,” said Lolley, who has followed the Clean Line project for four years. “There is a huge push from the federal government DOE to have 20 percent of electricity in the U.S. from wind energy by 2030. Clean line has approximately five or six of these huge transmission projects underway connecting the wind corridor to the demand both east and west. We are collectively late and in need of a rapid crisis response, all hands on deck, if we have a chance in hell of topping out global warming at two degrees Celsius in the next two decades.” Lolley said stopping Clean Line is perhaps not the best approach given the sheer scale of the forces behind seeing this project get built. It might be better to instead focusing on getting the best deal Arkansans can receive for giving up their land for right-of-way by driving up adequate compensation up front, and also require ongoing compensation to the state of Arkansas and those in the right-of-way for taxes levied on the electrons moved through the state for years into the future like collections from a toll road. Costner disagreed that trying to stop Clean Line is not the best approach. “It is the only approach that will protect the quality of life, environment and livelihoods of the people in the path of the transmission

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line,” she said. “When it comes to basic values, there is no such thing as a ‘best deal.’ Basic values are not for sale at any price. So, I say, go all out to stop Clean Line.” Costner said it is clear that decentralized energy generation and distribution, e.g., microgrids of on-site solar and wind generation, are far more reliable and far less vulnerable than a national power grid of extra-high voltage power lines. “Some of us have been making necessary personal changes, and have been leading by example for some time,” Costner said. “Eight years ago, my photovoltaic system was Carroll Electric Cooperative’s first experience with a grid-tied system. Today, there are many more grid-tied and off-grid systems and their growth rate is exponential, nationally as well as here in Carroll County.” Doug Stowe, a member of the STO board of directors, said when commodities are created a great distance from the end user, we have very little sense of real accountability or responsibility for the effects of how we choose to live our lives or use valuable resources. “This is true whether we’re talking about the food we eat, the products we use or wear, or the electrons we burn in our light bulbs,” Stowe said. “If it is OK to destroy the forests of northwest Arkansas for the sake of transporting the electrons from the plains of Oklahoma and Kansas to the power hungry East Coast, by the same token it is OK to destroy the Amazon for a bit of gold, or Appalachian mountain tops for coal. Where the source of supply is estranged from the end user, as it is in too many cases, there are environmental consequences that involve irresponsible management of resources.” A company Stowe has dealt with for more than 30 years recently installed roof top solar photovoltaic panels on their large manufacturing facility in Massachusetts. They are generating 97 percent of their power now locally and off grid. “If that kind of development can take place in cloudy, cold, Massachusetts, please explain to me why it would be reasonable to give up the beauty of Arkansas – whether by Clean Line or by the Shipe Road to Kings River line – to carry wind energy to the East Coast?” Stowe asked. Stowe said the ideal use of wind power is to supply small communities in Texas, Oklahoma, Kansas, Nebraska and Iowa with an abundance of clean

energy. At those locations, they can assess the environmental costs as reflected in their own lives, not simply roll over to the moneyed interests from outside their communities that only care about profits. Lolley ended up being persuaded by the arguments of Stowe and Costner. “I agree with you that distributed generation is our best opportunity to produce electrons near where they are consumed, and therefore inherently more likely to be much more efficient, mitigating transmission line losses, unnecessary infrastructure and cultivating greater resilience through a decentralized de facto smart grid,” he said. “The biggest problem I have with Clean Line is it reinforces the power, wealth and control in the hands of the one percent who have been outsourcing our manufacturing sector, off-shoring their profits, hollowing out our middle class, and dodging their fair share of taxes. So, Doug and Pat, I stand persuaded and with you in opposition of the Clean Line project.”

Free health/ wellness classes in May Berryville Community Center is offering a unique series of free public classes on health and well being each Tuesday during the month of May. Sessions are held twice every Tuesday, from 11 a.m. – 12:30 p.m., with a repeat after work hours from 5:30 – 7 p.m. On May 13 and 27, learn about foods for health: carbohydrate challenges, fats that heal, power of protein and cofactors for metabolism. The class on May 20 will cover herbs for health and how to prepare them as relief for common ailments.

Community input on Trails Master Plan requested The Eureka Springs Trails Committee will host a public forum to inform residents and gather input on the Eureka Springs Trails Master Plan draft on Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m. at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. A copy of the Master Plan draft can be viewed online at eurekaparks. com, by e-mailing esparks@arkansas. net – or pick up a copy at the Parks Office, 532 Spring, (479) 253-2866.


– Chapter 6

Sycamore, written by Constance Wagner and published in 1950 by Alfred A. Knopf, is the story of a sophisticated New York girl who marries a boy from Arkansas. The Wagners and their daughter lived in Eureka Springs while the novel was written. In addition CONSTANCE WAGNER to five novels, Constance Wagner wrote numerous articles and stories published in The New Yorker, Atlantic Monthly and Collier’s.


Jane gets more deeply acquainted with her mother-in-


ane came slowly downstairs, with a large sewingbag on her arm. It’s going to be hot as hell again, she thought, sniffing the air. It was mid-July and heat lay on the land like a pestilence. For three weeks no rain had fallen and there was no dew. Leaves rattled like paper when the wind stirred them, and everywhere dying plants sprawled over the face of the parched earth. “It’s a drought summer, of course,” Mrs. Knowles had said. “A little drier than usual. But the heat is always with us, June to September. We get used to it.” I wonder if I’ll get used to it, Jane thought. It’s a good thing it cools off at night. Otherwise everybody would go mad and start cutting each other’s throats. She was wearing as little as possible – a narrow blue

band over her breasts, blue shorts, and raffia sandals – and her skin was tanned from the afternoons of swimming with Tracy Blake. Below, in the hall, she could see her motherin-law polishing a mirror with deft, punitive jabs of a cloth. She called up to Jane: “There’s a letter for you.” As Jane reached the foot of the stairs, Mrs. Knowles’s glance flickered over her bare legs. “Swimming again today?” She had an unusually pleasant voice. Jane said: “Yes. Tracy’s calling for me after lunch. I’d like to go out to the house, too – if it doesn’t get too hot.” She picked up the letter, saw that it was addressed in her mother’s angular backhand and bore a Nantucket postmark. For a moment she smelt the strong sea-wind and felt the sting of salt spray against her face. How far it all seemed from this southern summer, where everything lay stretched and dying! Did she imagine it, or had there been a touch of disapproval in Mrs. Knowles’s allusion to swimming? Perhaps she didn’t understand (having always been here) that living through the stifling afternoons appeared to Jane as an utter impossibility, without the saving grace of cold water. And now, as no rain fell, the lake grew warmer, day by day. If this kept up, even swimming would be no good, and she would have to stand under the shower. “I’m going to finish up these curtains,” she said, offering this in extenuation of swimming. “On the terrace – while it’s still shady.” Mrs. Knowles nodded. “Roger,” she said, “is bringing Doctor Totten and Colonel Blake home for luncheon. The town councilors, you know. It’s today they have their little monthly meeting.” “Oh?” Jane paused in the doorway to the terrace. “I like Doctor Totten,” she said. “He won’t talk to me, but I like him.” Mrs. Knowles looked at her with eyebrows raised, a little curious. “Do you? Now I should have thought you’d



ometime back, my neighbor, a man with decades of hunting experience, saw what he would have called a mountain lion, except it was completely black. And he is not the only one down our county road to have seen a large black cat. There are recurring sightings of black panthers in the Ozarks, though scientists generally discount these reports. The speculation is that the sightings are made in poor light by inexperienced observers

seeing fleeting images of bobcats or black dogs or even river otters. A few years ago, Jon Mourglia was coming down Planer Hill into downtown Eureka Springs when he saw a black panther up on the right. He stopped and watched the animal for a couple of minutes and then ran into a business to alert others. A lady came out, but only in time to see the animal’s tail as it jumped over a log and retreated. Jon said it was broad daylight

GSHS membership meeting May 15 The Good Shepherd Humane Society’s Annual Membership Meeting is Thursday, May 15, 6 p.m. in the Pine Room at the Inn of the Ozarks. All members are encouraged

to attend. Membership dues must be current if you wish to vote on GSHS issues that may arise at the meeting. Memberships may be renewed at the meeting.

have found the colonel more interesting. Such a true Southern gentleman – and a scholar besides. Gregory’s – a bit gruff.” Was she serious or was there a hint of sarcasm behind the words? “Oh, the colonel is fascinating,” Jane cried, eager to please. She was about to add that he fairly reeked of magnolia, but she had already learned that, even with her intelligent mother-in-law, it was wise to curb her flippant remarks. There had been an uneasy afternoon at the Woman’s Club, the week after their homecoming, when she had had the unnerving experience of seeing ladies (and they were ladies) recoil from her, large-eyed in alarm, at her most innocent quips… She stepped onto the terrace and settled herself in one of the long chairs to read her letter. Mother was, as always, leading a charmed life. Lovely people were being lovely to her. Only one sad note: Poor Billy Gordon is at Saranac – they discovered that he had an Advanced Case of T.B. – I suppose that accounts for that Ethereal Look he always had – Isn’t it a Pity? His letters are very Brave and Religious – There was something a little too awful about young Mr. Gordon, with his troubled face, dying slowly at Saranac, so Jane put the thought away, reflecting rather that her mother’s richly capitalized pages looked like Swift’s. She took a length of hand-blocked linen out of the bag and began to hem it. She detested sewing, but there was satisfaction in the knowledge that every finished bit of work brought her a step closer to her own home. She was terribly eager to begin living there (though, as she kept reminding herself, nothing could have been pleasanter than life here, with both Mr. and Mrs. Knowles going out of their way, at every point, to make her feel contented). She longed, however, to be mistress of her house. How old-fashioned that sounded, she thought, smiling over her needle – but that was it.

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and the animal watched him for as long as he watched it. The black panther was sleek and its tail was nearly as long as the rest of its body. In South America, mountain lions are known to occasionally be black (called melanism), but this has never been proven to have occurred in North America. Another explanation is that a caged black leopard or black jaguar has been released into the wild. What is interesting about this is that some early explorers and pioneers reported that there were black panthers in the area. In fact, when the wildlife of the Ozarks was listed by various observers, catamounts and panthers were often listed separately. Mountain lions can be called either catamounts or panthers by different people, but for them to be listed separately, the references must be to different animals.

Others have speculated about the historic range of jaguars and a smaller wild cat called the jaguarundi. Both are thought to have ranged north into Texas and Louisiana at one time, and possibly into Oklahoma and Arkansas. For the record, the only Jaguar I’ve seen in town was driven by Larry Evans. | May 7, 2014 |

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ESOTERICAstrology as news for week May 8 – 14

by Risa

The Wesak (Water) Buddha Full Moon Ceremony, Sun in Taurus


appy Mother’s Day, Sunday, to all mothers in our world. Wednesday is the full moon Wesak Festival. Each year the Lord of the World (Ancient of Days from Venus), our God, sends a blessing to his people on Earth through His intermediaries – the Buddha (who adds Wisdom) and Christ (who adds Love). This occurs at the May full moon in a protected valley in the Himalayas. Pilgrims from all over the world and the New Group of World Servers participate. The festival’s purpose is enlightenment; dispelling glamour, ignorance, confusions and illusions hindering humanity from the Path of Return. Many participate through intention, dreams and visualization. Let’s join them.

ARIES: You’re here, there and everywhere. In and out, up and down. The energies are dynamic yet contemplative, fiery and watery, leading to excessive activities and moody blues. Attempt to focus in your heart. This allows all new ideas to filter through the question “Is this for the Goodwill of the whole?” Then you will know the best course of action through these changing times. TAURUS: You’re always in serious study, sorting details, feelings, instincts, and intuitions. Most important is speaking the truth. You may not know why you feel certain ways, however you must still express when the timing isn’t right, the path hasn’t been found, the past has been obscured and to move forward without right timing is foolish. Later, why you feel these ways emerges. Have courage. GEMINI: Don’t be discouraged. The future’s hiding so you can assess your wants, needs, and aspirations. Be very aware of the Wesak Taurus solar festival. As the Will-to-Good pours down on all of humanity during the festival, it enhances what you’re made of – Love/Wisdom, Ray 2. You’re in its direct pathway in order create Goodwill. Allow nothing to interrupt your Wesak meditations. Is your crystal bowl ready? CANCER: Anything unresolved with family, friends and relationships (even with those who have died) reappears through feelings, thoughts, emotions,

As we enter the Wesak Valley, we see it’s filled with pilgrims. In the North East is an altar. On it a crystal bowl filled with water. In front of the altar are the Great Teachers (Christ and the Lords of Civilization, the Hierarchy (inner spiritual government) behind them. A great stillness and expectancy settles in the valley. A few moments prior to the full moon a point of brilliant light (like a Sun) appears over the horizon gradually approaching the altar. A golden light fills the valley. At the exact full moon moment (Wednesday, 12:16 p.m., Pacific time), we realize the light hovering over the altar is actually Lord Buddha dressed in saffron robes, his hand extended in a mudra (blessing). Buddha’s appearance and world blessing last for exactly eight minutes.

dreams and memories. Reconnect with loved ones remembering, “Love underlies all happenings. Life creates meaningful encounters, especially through testing, to strengthen us. New ideas are impressed upon your mind. LEO: You need a ship to navigate the rough tides of your life. See yourself at the seashore, building a fire close to the water’s edge. Connect with both elements – fire and water. As they unite, new realities, direction and new structures come forth. The challenge will be maintaining an inner steady course when emotions become overwhelming. Speak with someone who loves you. VIRGO: You will want to be more practical with money and finances, dayto-day events, plans, connections and agendas. Because you could simply use up all resources in a moment’s time. You may feel inner explosions are occurring. They are in terms of your values. Call forth balance, harmony, caution and care in all situations. There are dual realities everywhere. Stand at the center where the light is. That will be your adventure. LIBRA: As you provide for others, you must also review your needs. Emotional

As the Buddha gradually fades out of sight the World Teacher turns and facing those present, begins reciting the Great Invocation (Mantram of Direction for Humanity, the World Prayer) transmitting to Earth and her kingdoms the yearly blessing from the Father. Reciting the Great Invocation with the World Teacher, we visualize Earth transforming into a blue lotus surrounded by a network of golden triangles. As the Will-toGood streams into the world, darkness, separations and illusions dissipate. As we drink the Wesak waters distributed to everyone in the valley we’re filled with Light. For the rest of the year, all who encounter us see this light. They are uplifted and transformed. (read more on my website & FB page).

coordination can be difficult especially for Librans who seek harmony above conflict, comfort above constant change. While wanting more closeness you also demand complete freedom. A dilemma. Maintain silence this week, listening instead of speaking. You will learn a lot about yourself. Silence and listening harmonize. SCORPIO: Find ways to express yourself physically through exercise, swimming, walking, running, cooking, music, boating, etc. However you express yourself, it’s most important that movement occur to sustain and stabilize highly emotional trigger points. Daily life stresses make you feel like escape is necessary. Yes, do escape. You know how to do this. Warm, blue waters are best. SAGITTARIUS: Use your mind and spiritual will to focus on creativity, then health. Think brilliance and prevention. In the meantime enjoy yourself in present time. It creates the future. Have confidence because you’re intelligent, you plan well, and when you’re truly mindful, your words provide strength and enthusiasm. Ponder these things during the Taurus festival of Enlightenment. It’s

a most subtle potent time for you. CAPRICORN: You’re tending to work responsibilities along with needed domestic duties. At times you need more freedom. Be careful with family. You could become tired and impatient, saying things you later regret. You may work harder and longer to the point of exhaustion. Don’t allow that to occur. Create a family chores list. Give rewards. Let everyone know they are valuable. You are valuable. Allow others to feel valuable and of service, too. AQUARIUS: Maintain strict limits, discipline and agendas so time and money are not wasted. Discipline allows the intuition to emerge. With no discipline, intuition has nothing to focus upon. Should you need anything, realize your communication abilities are excellent. Ask and it’s given. Give and more is asked of you. Both must occur. Think on your foundations and the goodness they provided. This goodness rules your life. PISCES: What you communicate affects many people. Tell the truth about your experiences, your inner and outer realities. There’s most likely a challenging situation in your life now. Move toward it with grace and a loving will(ingness). Great good will comes of it. Remember this when the road becomes rocky. A new self is emerging and new resources. Read again Psalm 37.

Risa, writer, founder & director Esoteric & Astrological Studies & Research Institute, a contemporary Wisdom School studying the Ageless Wisdom teachings. The foundation of the Teachings is Esoteric Astrology. Email: Web journal: Facebook: Risa’s Esoteric Astrology for daily messages. | May 7, 2014 |

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by Gwen Etheredge

he CAPC’s Second Saturday Series of music in Basin Park scored big this month, presenting Bob Margolin, an accomplished and multiple award-winning blues musician, who has been in the Blues since 1971, playing for seven years as Muddy Waters’ guitarist. He recorded with Waters on his last for Chess Records, “Muddy Waters Woodstock Album” THURSDAY – MAY 8 • BLARNEY STONE Jam Session-local live music, 7 p.m. • CHELSEA’S Chucky Waggs &

Wed., May 7 • 9 P.M. – JAYKE ORVIS & THE BROKEN BAND Thurs., May 8 • 7:30 P.M. P.M. – CHELSEA’S 100 PROOF ART SHOW with CHUCKY WAGGS & LOU SHIELDS Fri., May 9 • 9 P.M. – RK ELLIS Sat., May 10 • 9 P.M. – VINE BROTHERS Mon., May 12 • 9 P.M. – SPRINGBILLY Tues., May 13 • 9 P.M. – Open Mic Wed., May 14 • 9 P.M. – MEAN GREEN DEAN

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Steady Rollin’ Bob Margolin rolls into Basin Park with Levon Helm and Garth Hudson from The Band. Margolin made it a point to hear Helm’s nephew, Terry Cagle, perform with the Cate Brothers–one of Eureka’s favorite bands. He had heard another Eureka Springs regular, R.J. Mischo, perform and was impressed enough to remember him when the CAPC called. Margolin asked if Cagle, on drums and Mischo,

Lou Shields, 7:30 p.m. 100 Proof Art Show! • GRAND TAVERNE Jerry Yester Grand Piano Dinner Music, 6:30–9:30 p.m. • JACK’S PLACE Karaoke with DJ Goose, 8 p.m. • THE STONE HOUSE Handmade Moments, 6–9 p.m. FRIDAY – MAY 9 • BALCONY RESTAURANT Hogscalders, 12 p.m. & 6 p.m. • BLARNEY STONE Ozark Thunder, 8:30 p.m. • CATHOUSE LOUNGE Big Steel River, 8 p.m. – midnight • CHELSEA’S RK Ellis, 9 p.m. • EUREKA LIVE! DJ D. Underground & Dancing, 9 p.m.

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on blow-your-mind blues harmonica, could back him. So Eureka Springs will get a local version of Margolin’s famous All Star Revue, a treat for any music fan and a hot fudge sundae with a cherry on top for blues fans. Free music in the park from Grammy winners? Who wouldn’t love living here? The show is from 5–7 p.m. on Saturday, May 10.

• GRAND TAVERNE Arkansas Red Guitar, 6:30–9:30 p.m. • JACK’S PLACE Sean Clavin & the Dirty Truth, 9 p.m. • LEGENDS SALOON Hard Truth, 8 p.m. • NEW DELHI Handmade Moments, 6–10 p.m. • ROWDY BEAVER Two Dog Two Karaoke, 7 p.m. • ROWDY BEAVER DEN DJ Goose, 9 p.m. • THE STONE HOUSE Jerry Yester, 6:30–9:30 p.m. SATURDAY – MAY 10 • BALCONY RESTAURANT

Blues in Basin Park – Bob Margolin will perform in Basin Park on Sat., May 10 from 5–7 p.m. The blues legend will be accompanied by area musicians Terry Cagle and R.J. Mischo.

James White, 12 p.m., Chris Diablo, 7 p.m. • BASIN PARK Bob Margolin, 5–7 p.m. • BLARNEY STONE Ozark Thunder, 8:30 p.m. • CATHOUSE LOUNGE Dan Martin, 8:30 p.m. • CHELSEA’S Vine Brothers, 9 p.m. • EUREKA LIVE! DJ D. Underground & Dancing, 9 p.m. • GRAND TAVERNE Jerry Yester Grand Piano Dinner Music, 6:30–9:30 p.m. • JACK’S PLACE Sean Clavin & the Dirty Truth, 9 p.m.

• LEGENDS SALOON Hard Truth, 9 p.m. • NEW DELHI Pete & Dave, 6–10 p.m. • ROWDY BEAVER Moonshine Mafia, 7:30 p.m. • ROWDY BEAVER DEN Vine Brothers, 1–5 p.m., Matt Reeves Band, 9 p.m. – 1 a.m. • SMILING BROOK CAFÉ The Diving Bells, 11 a.m. – 2 p.m., Becky Jean & the CandyMan, 5–8 p.m. BYOB SUNDAY – MAY 11 • BALCONY RESTAURANT James White, 12 p.m., Jeff Lee, 5 p.m. • EUREKA LIVE! DJ, Dancing & Karaoke, 7–11 p.m. • LEGENDS SALOON Free Texas Hold ‘Em Tournament with prizes, 6 p.m. • NEW DELHI Vine Brothers, 1–5 p.m. • ROWDY BEAVER DEN Reeves Brothers, 1–5 p.m. MONDAY – MAY 12 • CHELSEA’S SpringBilly, 7:30 p.m. TUESDAY – MAY 13 • CHELSEA’S Open Mic • LEGENDS SALOON Pool Tournament, 6:30 p.m. • ROWDY BEAVER Hospitality Night WEDNESDAY – MAY 14 • BLARNEY STONE Game night • CHELSEA’S Mean Green Dean, 9 p.m. • NEW DELHI CAFÉ Open Jam • PIED PIPER CATHOUSE LOUNGE Wheat Wednesday Draft Beer Specials • ROWDY BEAVER Wine Wednesday

Sunday at EUUF On May 11, Pat Costner, Jane Tucker, Katie Easter and Penny Carroll will present “Motherhood: A Divine Inspiration,” and share their perspectives on the powerful force that drives women to give birth, nurture and protect their offspring. Regular program begins at 11 a.m. At 9:40 a.m. the video, Long Strange Trip, part 6 – UU history, 1960 to the present day, will be shown. All are welcome at the Eureka Springs Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 17 Elk St., every Sunday for a program at 11 a.m. followed by refreshments. Childcare is provided. Extra parking available in Ermilio’s parking lot on White St.

Carroll County AARP celebrates 20th The Carroll County Chapter of AARP is celebrating its 20th anniversary Monday, May 12, 10 a.m., at the Holiday Island clubhouse downstairs in Room A. All are welcome. Call Sherry Kerr (479) 363-6428 for more information.

40/29’s Craig Cannon sets fire in Holiday Island May 17 The Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District invites everyone to bring blankets and lawn chairs and join them for a community-wide Bonfire Extravaganza – The Largest Bonfire In Arkansas on the banks of beautiful Table Rock Lake. The bonfire, CANNON located at The Point (intersection of Shields and Bandy Drive) will begin at dusk, but plan to arrive by 7:30 p.m. to enjoy time with neighbors and friends. Hot dogs, chilidogs, chips, S’mores, toasted marshmallows, coffee, hot cocoa, soda and water will be available with proceeds to benefit Holiday Island’s Junior Camps. Craig Cannon, Northwest Arkansas’ KHBS/KHOG-TV News Anchor, will be celebrity guest and honorary torchbearer. Craig began his career in Arkansas in 1983 as the station’s main anchor and reporter, and is now celebrating 30 years with Channel 40/29. A Holiday Islander will also be recognized as the District’s Citizen of the Year and first recipient of the “Torchbearer Award,” and will assist Craig in lighting the bonfire. For more information, call (479) 2539511 or email

Pine Mountain performance May 15 for accident victims Pine Mountain Theater will emcee of the show, stated. “This is present a free performance of their a great way for area residents to see 40th Anniversary show, the show and help out “40 Years of Music,” a worthy cause in the on Thursday, May 15, process.” at 7:30 p.m. to benefit Seating will begin at the victims of a traffic 7 p.m. with the Gospel accident that took the pre-show beginning at life of 23-month Heaven 7:30 and the main show Burlingame and left the (a well rounded variety of child’s mother, Lauren country music, rock and Burlingame, in critical roll, rhythm and blues, condition. gospel and patriotic The show will be HEAVEN BURLINGAME music and lots of family free to area residents friendly comedy) at 8 with donations accepted p.m. No reservations will to cover final expenses for the be taken. For info: Daren McGee, toddler and medical expenses for (479) 366-1314, or Pine Mountain Ms. Burlingame. There will also be Theater (479) 253-9156. a dessert auction, with proceeds also If you can’t attend but would going to help cover expenses. like to help, please make checks “Friends of the family payable to the Heaven Burlingame approached me about helping put a Fund. Donations can be dropped off fundraiser together and we were glad at the Pine Mountain Theater ticket to help,” Mike Bishop, producer and office.

Where there’s smoke, there’s brisket! IPVFD holds major fundraiser May 17 Inspiration Point Fire Department’s 3rd Annual Firehouse Barbecue Fundraiser is Saturday, May 17, 11:30 a.m. – 6 p.m. replete with chopped brisket (smoked by award winning cook, Captain Austin Kennedy and helpers), home-made baked beans, potato salad, cookies and iced tea. Cost is $8 adult and $6 children. The yearly fundraiser helps IP Fire keep their fire-fighting equipment updated and in good working order. They’re also working toward a long-term goal of an expanded Station 1 with larger bays and more training space for firefighters and community events. In addition to maintaining

buildings and rolling stock, equipment such as firefighter protective gear and self-contained breathing apparatus must be updated, tested and kept in good repair. “I’m really proud of our firefighters, medical personnel and traffic directors. They’re constantly ready to answer a toneout and all are volunteers,” Fire Chief Ed Thompson said. For any volunteer organization, funding daily operations will always be a challenge, and the barbecue will be a major fundraiser for the Inspiration Point Fire Dept. “We hope to feed a lot of people on May 17,” Chief Thompson said.

Cocktails for a Cause The next Cocktails for a Cause is May 15, 5 – 7 p.m. at New Delhi Cafe in support of the Eureka Springs Preservation Society and their project to beautify

Califf Spring, and Eureka Springs Downtown Network. A $10 cover charge and 33 percent of the drink sales during the event are split by the nonprofits. | May 7, 2014 |

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by Steven Foster

Leatherwood found at Leatherwood

n this column, August 16, 2012, I posed the question what’s in the name Leatherwood (as in Lake Leatherwood and Leatherwood Creek) and whether the name referred to a small shrub known as Leatherwood (Dirca palustris) or some other plant, person or place. The plant had not been collected in Carroll County since the early 20th century. In fact, it is absent for Carroll County in the new Atlas of the Vascular Plants of

Arkansas a publication of the Arkansas Vascular Flora Project, just published this spring. The Atlas has county range maps for 2,892 species of vascular plants known from Arkansas. Of course, it reflects what we don’t know as much as what we do know. There are simply not legions of botanists doing systematic field botany and collecting herbarium specimens – dried, pressed, physical specimens – the scientific foundation for plant geography and taxonomy. I was delighted to be invited to tag along with a small legion of botanists at Lake Leatherwood on Sunday, May 4. Led by Theo Whitsel, long-time botanist with the Arkansas Natural Heritage Commission, a group of 12 “brain trust” leading botanical experts from Arkansas and Missouri, did a quick walk through Leatherwood trails just to see what might be there. It was a quick “drive-by” on their way to other locations such as the new Devil’s Eyebrow Natural Area in Benton County, just north of Eureka Springs off of US 62, a 2,000 acre research just dedicated a year ago on the cold, snowy morning of May 3, 2013. There along the edge of the Hyde Hollow drainage growing in the moist gravel at the edge of the creek was Dirca palustris, the Leatherwood shrub. I had been in that same location many times before, but just hadn’t noticed it. Leatherwood is a small shrub, about three feet tall; a member of the mezerum family (Thymelaeaceae) found along creek bottoms from New Brunswick, west to North Dakota, south to Florida and Louisiana. It is found in northwest and southwest Arkansas, but is not particularly common anywhere. To my mind the mystery of where the name Leatherwood originated relative to the lake, park, and creeks of the same name is solved. No more speculation. Case closed.

Here, you take it from here – Heidi Kirk, right, hands off to Sarah Andres in the girls’ 4x800 meter relay during the 2A-4 West District Track Meet in Eureka Springs April 30, 2014. The Eureka Springs team of Kirk, Andres, Corrina Green and Eden Randolph won first place with a time of 12:42.82.

Photos by David Frank Dempsey

Bird’s eye view – Mathew McClung clears 8 ft. 6 in. to win fifth place in the boys’ pole vault event during the 2A-4 West District Track Meet in Eureka Springs on April 30. Field of dreams – The Highlanders’ Oscar Mendez, right, makes an aggressive drive downfield during Eureka Springs’ 6-0 victory over Bergman at Leatherwood Park on May 1. Mendez scored four of six goals while Tyler Thomas and Austin Crawford had a goal apiece.

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Family-friendly Pet Expo is just fur fun There’s a lot happening on Saturday, May 17, so make sure to schedule the Fur FUNFest Pet Expo at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge pavilion and grounds into your plans. A day of good old-fashioned, carnivalstyle family fun is planned from 10 a.m. – 4 p.m. to benefit the Good Shepherd Humane Society. Daniel White Wolf will deliver a Native American blessing of the animals, and the fun continues with 36 booths featuring everything from child’s play to pet treats/ clothing/jewelry, face painting, glitter nails and much more. Food – hot dogs, chips, pickles, sodas, and water – will also be available for purchase. Leashed family pets are welcome to enjoy the day with their humans. Although admission is free, donations are gratefully accepted. Tickets for games and Fun Booth activities

must be purchased. Animals ready for adoption will also available, along with micro chipping services for your new or current pet. Free activities include live entertainment on the outdoor stage with music by the Aerials, Jesse Dean, Ivan of the Ozarks, Catherine Reed, folksinging duo Rubydew and other entertainers yet to be announced. Bring a lawn chair or blanket and enjoy the music. Browse the work of craftsmen displaying their wares and watch for lots of fun clowning with Margo Pirkle. In addition, there’s free admission to the Wildlife Refuge compound for Carroll County residents with proof of address. Come see the big cats and other animals in their habitats and make this a fun and furfilled day. In case of rain, the Pet Expo will be cancelled.

Fair weather foul-up – Winds gusting upwards of 30 knots kept crews on their toes during Beaver Lake Sailing Club’s Spring Series regatta Sunday. Eureka Springs’ unofficial yacht, Anahí, squandered her lead by losing all three races under the command of tactician/skipper Dan Bennett (l.), pictured above shouting apologies to the skipper of Danger Zone for fouling her at the start line in the first race. Things went downwind from there. The crew can still salvage victory by winning the final three races May 18. Read all about it in the Independent. Photo by Moose Farnsworth

EXPLORING the fine art of ROMANCE... We’ve been married for 8 years and my husband still doesn’t understand how important foreplay is to me when we have sex. Are women and men really that different?


ES! In the spirit of sweeping generalizations, men can be aroused by the passing of a prevailing headwind. Pun intended. A woman’s pathway to arousal is a bit more, shall we say, sophisticated. Male libido and female libido are worlds apart, neither defective, just distinctly different. To reach the greatest sexual satisfaction partners must understand and accommodate these very real differences. Foreplay begins outside of the bedroom as partners build a sensual connection throughout the day with loving touches, kind words, acts of service and gifts. “Seriously this sounds like a second job, I just wanna get laid!” Hold your pants on for a minute! Touching one another often is nurturing and reinforces the pleasure of physical connection, while kind words MAIL continued from page 10

AEP and Eminent Domain Tom McCray, the AEP poster child of eminent domain, told the Granville, Ohio Village Council “AEP has the right to cut down all the trees in Granville.” Instead of dealing one on one with abusive AEP agents, we will join forces with our neighbors in Missouri and protect our communities. Eminent Domain is not an individual property owner issue; it involves the entire community. When an overhead transmission line trespasses your neighbor’s property, you will have a hard time when you try to sell your property, put up with the loud noise of helicopters hovering across your fence and flying over your home when AEP builds the line, and

communicate appreciation and emotional commitment. Though “acts of service” may sound daunting, it’s simple really. When your partner is overwhelmed, lend a hand. Take on a chore that’s typically theirs, get the mail, unload the dishwasher or prepare dinner for the kids. Acts of service demonstrate empathy and awareness of your partner’s experience. Note: Don’t advertise your Acts! That ruins it. Just quietly contribute and move on. Give gifts generously. No need to break the bank. A romantic text midday or an unexpected shoulder rub communicate love and admiration more thoughtfully than any new tie or trinket. In the bedroom foreplay is about creating sexual tension. Touch, taste and tease your partner’s body slowly. Move toward and away from breasts and genitals but refrain from direct stimulation initially. During heightened states of arousal women are intensely receptive to sensations of pleasure. At the same time, their perception of pain and discomfort diminishes.

any time helicopters come back to inspect, maintain, and repair the line. No one understands all the implications of eminent domain: privacy, security, liability, taxes, insurance and quality of life: 1. AEP wants to pretend only landowners traversed by the line are involved. 2. AEP does not want to buy our land. 3. AEP wants to take by force a perpetual easement with unlimited access 4. AEP wants landowners to pay taxes, insurance, and be liable for injuries inside our property Protecting our Community: Our land, our rules

by Leslie Meeker

This is why groping her breasts in the kitchen an hour ago was irritating but after sensitive and steadied seduction it becomes something achingly arousing. Create anticipation by courting your partner’s arousal. Linger upon each heightened level of excitement. Sexual pleasure intensifies dramatically the longer you engage in fueling the flames of desire. Directions for mind blowing sex: Take Time to Tempt, Tease and Titillate. Questions? Email Leslie Meeker, M.A., L.P.C., is a psychotherapist who has specialized in relational and sex therapy, sexual compulsivity and sexual trauma for the past 15 years, after receiving extensive training in human sexuality at the Masters and Johnson Institute in St. Louis, Mo.

1. AEP will pay a $1 million surety bond per acre, for any damages inside or outside the easement. 2. AEP will be fully liable for any Public Health claims from smoke, fire, noise and environmental pollution and any other damages to people and wildlife 3. AEP will pay for any losses to our local businesses: resorts, restaurants, and anyone else working for a living. AEP can keep Tom McCray and their land agents in Ohio and follow our rules, if they insist in building a line for shareholder profit. We own the land, we have the power: we make the rules! Dr. Luis Contreras

Let ‘em roll

Editor, We thank everyone who made the Holiday Island Jeep Fest a success. We especially want to thank the Ariels for playing; Mike from Island Pizza and Pub for all the work he did; Dale from Wheelin’ World for bringing his awesome vehicles and all his friends; and all the many others who helped us. We wish to see all who came again next year. Curt Johnson, President Holiday Island Chamber of Commerce Don Doramus, Chair of Jeep Fest Jo Henderson, Assistant | May 7, 2014 |

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HI’s Mary Dolce chosen ‘Very Important Arkansan’

Linda Sharon Goldsmith May 3, 2014

Linda Sharon Goldsmith, a resident of Berryville, Ark., was born in Eureka Springs, Ark., a daughter of Velma and Vergie (Pollack) Blanchard. She departed this life Saturday, May 3, in Eureka Springs at age 68. Linda worked in all departments at the Wal-Mart Supercenter in Berryville for 25 years. She is survived by two sons, Gene Goldsmith of Berryville and David Goldsmith of Denver, Colo.; one daughter, Alma Goldsmith of Golden, Mo.; six grandchildren: Michael VanBlaricon (caregiver) of the home, John Ryan Jr. of Tulsa, Okla., Dustin Goldsmith of Oak Grove, Ark., Cassie Rainwater of Temple, Texas, Corbin Goldsmith of Berryville, and McKenna Goldsmith of Berryville; five great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. On April 6, 1963 Linda was united in marriage with Cecil Goldsmith who preceded her in death. She was also preceded by her parents. Visitation will be from 5 – 8 p.m. Monday, May 12, at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel. A private family graveside service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements will be under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at © Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. 2014 FARMERS’ MARKET continued from page 8

I’m getting paid to enjoy myself.” Hagood usually shuts down his plant sales at the end of May, but continues at the markets selling vegetables and fruit from the eight acres he tends. In summer it’s usually tomatoes, peppers, cucumbers, summer squash, cantaloupe and watermelon. In the fall, he sells winter squash and pumpkins. At one time he had four employees, but found it wasn’t that cost effective and now does all the work himself. “I enjoy growing the potted plants a lot more than doing field work growing vegetables,” he said. “I grow COPS continued from page 12

awning downtown. The constable who responded also thought the Building Inspector would need to check the balcony before it could be used again. 2:33 p.m. – Resident reported someone had cut his bamboo without his permission. 5:49 p.m. – ESPD got a report of a possibly intoxicated driver, allegedly throwing beer cans out of the window, all over US 62 on his way into town from the west. Constable made a traffic stop and the driver claimed he was just lost. He also denied throwing anything from the vehicle. 6:49 p.m. – Employee at an apartment complex asked for constable assistance regarding a person who had been suspiciously sitting in a vehicle in the parking lot for almost three hours. Constable asked the individual to leave the premises. 24 |

Mary Dolce of Holiday Island Music Group, her leadership generated was one of seven people fund-raising ideas for who received the “Very Opera in the Ozarks along Important Arkansan” with hundreds of volunteer award from the Arkansas hours, and also benefitted Federation of Music Clubs music scholarships at its state convention on enabling Carroll County the campus of Arkansas high schools students to State University in attend music camps to Jonesboro April 25. better their talents. Her long-standing A standing ovation work for Opera in the by her peers acclaimed Ozarks, serving on its Five her designation as a Very MARY DOLCE State Governing Board and Important Arkansan. as president of the Opera Guild of Opera in the Ozarks is a project in Eureka Springs, was always foremost the South Central Region of National in her efforts when she and her Federation of Music Clubs, of which husband, John, retired to Northwest Arkansas Federation of Music Clubs Arkansas. and the Carroll County Music Group As founder of the Carroll County are affiliated.

the potted plants during the winter in the greenhouse. I have a wood heater that keeps the greenhouse warm. I have a propane heater and a tank full of propane, but I have hardly touched that supply in years.” The wood keeps him warm, too, as he harvests and splits the firewood to warm both his greenhouse and home. Hagood is a self-taught grower who came to the plant business after several other careers. He joined the Air Force at 17 and worked as an air traffic controller. Later he came back to Missouri where he worked as a water quality lab technician for the City of Monett for 13 years. He also worked as utility superintendent of Purdy.

9:02 p.m. – Merchant downtown asked why a silver school bus was periodically passing by on the street. 10:13 p.m. – Resident above downtown complained about the music from a bar, but the constable advised her the bar has a permit. May 3 3:02 a.m. – Constable made a traffic stop and arrested an individual for possession of drug paraphernalia and for a Eureka Springs warrant. 4:16 a.m. – Female heard knocking at her door at the late hour and asked for a constable to check the area. She was told constables were on a call at the time but would respond once they were free. 6:28 p.m. – Person camping at Lake Leatherwood camping area reported two possibly intoxicated campers were fighting about who would drive. Constables responded and no report was necessary.

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Hagood came to a love of plants and gardening at an early age. His military family moved around a lot, and starting when he was barely big enough to hold a shovel, at each new new duty station his dad would find a spot in the yard and say, “I want a garden right here.” Hagood loved it. “What little boy doesn’t enjoy digging around in the dirt?” Hagood asks. Hagood originally planned to sell at the farmers’ market for five years, then make a decision whether to stay in the business. “I guess you can see I decided I like it because this is my tenth year,” he said.

May 4 12:07 a.m. – As a result of a traffic stop, the driver was arrested on a felony warrant out of Texas. 1:16 a.m. – Two males were fighting in Basin Park. They had departed by the time the constable arrived, and witnesses said it was mostly verbal and then the combatants went their separate ways. 1:24 a.m. – Person who lives near the western edge of town said she had awakened to the sound of squealing tires and smell of burned rubber. Constables checked the area and found things secure. 3:49 a.m. – An establishment on US 62 reported a patron had thrown glasses at the bartenders before she and her companion left on foot. Constables encountered them nearby and advised them they must pay for damages to the bar or else face charges. They paid for damages. 7:34 a.m. – Constable helped a lost tourist

find his hotel. 9:46 a.m. – Visitor in town told ESPD a member of his group who had returned to the motel the previous night with others in the group was now missing, and so was the company car. The group was concerned because the person is diabetic. Authorities in the area were on the lookout. 10:58 a.m. – Constable called for a tow truck to remove a van with a trailer attached which had blocked parking meters since the previous night. The driver returned to move the vehicle just as the tow truck arrived. 12:19 p.m. – Passersby reported a female in Basin Park was intoxicated and crying. Constables checked the vicinity but did not encounter her. 4:50 p.m. – A pickup ran off US 62 as it headed east out of town. EMS took the driver to ESH and the constable chronicled the damage in his report.



im Holland had a good day on Beaver Lake April 28 with his big fish being this 30 lb. striper. We caught this fish free lining a shad off a planer board running off the shoreline in about four ft. of water up where the War Eagle and the White River come together at Point 123, but with this heat I believe the river bite is turning off and the striped bass are moving towards the lake in search of cooler water. Most stripers are being caught between Horseshoe Bend and Point 8 now. Did here of a few strays being caught in Indian Creek up here near the dam. Water temps are running in the mid-60s already. Here at Holiday Island we could have sure used some good spring rains to bring some natural current in the creeks for a good white bass run but they just came in and left. It’s like they are all together, and if you find them you will get a boat load. Last I heard they were in the river between Beaver and Houseman. The rest headed to Missouri. Crappies are hit and miss going to the shoreline brush to spawn and moving off the brush in 4 – 6 ft. of water. Warmest water is still in the creek arms and the black bass are about to start moving to the shoreline looking for nesting spots. Start thinking about throwing something slow that they might think will eat their eggs. They will hit your bait protecting their nesting spots. Not to eat but to say, “Get AIRPORT continued from page 2

policy, besides being two months behind on his rent. “I want to apologize,” Gibson said at this point. “We did not want to get off to a bad start with the commission. We understand you are on this commission because you want to be, and we want to be good participants in this. I don’t think Danny wanted to go against you, and if he did he was wrong. We want to make sure we can work with you.” Clark said, “We might be able to work this out.” He asked the Flight Club members present if they wanted to resurrect the agreement. TRAILS continued from page 4

at the trailhead and in all park publications, they will make it clear that straying outside of those markings is illegal trespassing on private property. “It is pretty simple,” Levine said. “If you go outside this purple paint or disk, you are on private property. That protects landowners from any kind of liability. As it is right now, someone who has an informal


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out of here.” I was netting minnows one time up a narrow creek, pulling the boat behind me in about two feet of water and spotted a big bass I know was over eight lbs. under a big tree root. I also had a bear in my yard one time that acted the same way. Did not have a pole so respected that big mean bass and just moved on. Well, we have summer here. Lakes too cold for swimming but great for fishing, so really take a kid fishing. It’s all about memories. “Yes, we would like to put this behind us,” Gibson answered. Clark asked each commissioner and they all said they wanted to try to work things out with the Flight Club. Commissioner Dave Teigen said the Flight Club could be an important part of what the airport could become, but he expected cooperation from its members. Clark encouraged a distinction be made between the Flight School and the Flight Club, and the commission voted to reestablish negotiations with the Flight Club to reinstate the lease. He said they would deal with the Flight School of the Ozarks separately.

or rogue trail puts landowners at risk. We are better off with a marked, well-defined trail route.” The problem is complicated by public roads that have been vacated in the past. That has come back to haunt the city in cases like this. For example, a huge number of streets and alleys were vacated near Rock St. “If we had this property back, we

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would have already had our work around for the road near the Brix home,” he said. “In other parts of town, street vacations have been done that would have been ideal for trails. It has forced us to narrow our options.” “I think everybody is going to find that we are a lot more flexible than has been advertised by the people who seem to be against it,” Levine said. “We are not

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trying to bulldoze a trail through anyone’s property. We are trying to get something that will be amenable. I think we are going to find work arounds. We are going to do everything we can to make this as amenable as possible.” To view a copy of the Master Plan draft, see, e-mail or pick up a copy at the Parks office, 532 Spring St. | May 7, 2014 |

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INDEPENDENTClassifieds The INDEPENDENT Classifieds cost $8 for 20 words, each additional word is 25¢. DEADLINE – Monday at noon To place a classified, email or call 479.253.6101




FLORA ROJA COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE-providing affordable healthcare for the whole community. Sliding scale fee. $15-$35 per treatment, with an additional $15 paperwork fee the first visit only. You decide what you can afford to pay! Francesca Garcia Giri, L.Ac. (479) 2534968, 119 Wall Street

MULTI-FAMILY SALE. Sat., May 10, 9 a.m. – 4 p.m. Collectibles, clothes, books, etc. 925 Hwy 23 S., across from Harold’s Storage

PARTS UNKNOWN, Eureka Springs’ destination for a broad assortment of fine men’s and women’s fashions and accessories, is hiring Part-Time Sales Professionals. If you are a service driven, energetic fashion enthusiast, we’d like to meet with you. Please email your resume to eureka@ or fax to (866) 4982780

LAUGHING HANDS MASSAGE announces its spring special: seventyfive minute hot stone massage with special creme and hot towels for the low price of $80. My office is ideally situated for couples massage with two tables side by side as well as free parking five minutes from historic Eureka Springs. Call 479-244-5954 for appointment. THE EUREKA SPRINGS FARMERS’ MARKET has started its regular season. Come on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7 a.m. – noon at Pine Mountain Village for freshly picked produce, plants, baked goods, local meats and so much more. BREAD – LOCAL – ORGANIC – SOURDOUGH by Ivan @ the ES Farmers’ Market! Rye, Golden Gate Sourdough, Rustic Italian Wholegrain Art Loaves. Breakfast toaster muffins: New-oat, honey & fruit. Plus wheat free Artful Dodgers! Bagels, Bialys, Baps, Crumpets & English Muffins. Request Line (479) 244-7112 bread.loveureka. com

BOOTH SPACE CRAFTERS WANTED. Good Shepherd 1ST Annual Pet Expo “FUR FUNFEST” Sat. MAY 17th, at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Reacue is looking for vendor boothes to be filed. Electric booths from $25 to $40. Call 479-9812886 to reserve your booth space

MOVING SALES DAILY MOVING SALE – next 3 weeks. Everything must go, ENTIRE HOUSEHOLD. Please call first (479) 981-9926, Ralph. 42 Bandy Drive, Holiday Island 26 |

MOTORCYCLES 2009 HONDA METROPOLITAN Scooter. 49 cc. Many extras. 100+ MPG. One owner. $1550. (479) 981-1900

REAL ESTATE LAND FOR SALE GREAT LOCATION. REDBUD VALLEY, 2 acres M/L. 10 minutes from downtown Eureka Springs. $11,500 (870) 847-1934




DERKSEN PORTABLE BUILDINGS for sale or rent-to-own. Hwy 62 West, across from WalMart, Berryville. No deposit or credit check. Free delivery. (870) 423-1414.

CHARMING VICTORIAN HOME2BR, hardwoods, W/D hook-up, D/W, CH/A, well insulated. Ceiling fans, porch & swing, yard maintenance included. $695/mo. (479) 366-0298. 9 Singleton.


NEAR EUREKA SPRINGS: 2BR/2BA country home with large porch, washer/ dryer & much more. No smoking. References required. $800/mo. (479) 981-1900.

EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY at Blue Spring Heritage Center. Sales Associate. Weekends required. Apply in person.

EXQUISITELY FURNISHED, EFFICIENT 2BR HOUSE. Large bath w/ dbl sinks. Washer/Dryer, dishwasher, hardwood floors. Wooded view from furnished deck w/gas gill. Covered parking. Walking distance to Harts, market and downtown. $950/mo, first/ last/security deposit. (479) 244-5427

FORD dealership in SW Missouri hiring an experienced car & truck salesperson. Fax resume to (316) 269-3274 or email to: PERSONAL CAREGIVER for elderly lady in assisted living facility. 2-4 hrs daily Mon. – Fri. to assist with exercise, fine motor skills & ADLs. PT a plus. (479) 253-8955, leave message please. (I would like to hear from Alyssa again)

APARTMENT RENTALS FURNISHED 1BR APARTMENT All bills paid. Quiet, clean. ALL NON-SMOKING. $575/mo. Deposit & references. (479) 696-9299

PART-TIME COOK Holiday Island Grill. Apply in person at 1 Country Club Drive, Holiday Island. COCKTAIL WAITRESS and waitperson needed. Please apply at Casa Colina, 173 South Main. (479) 304-8998 SEEKING EXPERIENCED BARTENDERS & SERVERS. Must be energetic and reliable. References required. Apply within at New Delhi Café, 2 North Main St. DOLLAR GENERAL in Eureka Springs is now hiring sales associates for all shifts. Apply online at careers COOK NEEDED, 36 HRS/WK. Apply Holly House Assisted Living. (479) 2539800

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STUDIO APARTMENT, CREEK SIDE ON NORTH MAIN. Off street parking, all utilities but electric paid. $450 plus deposit. (479) 981-9811

REAL ESTATE COMMERCIAL FOR SALE LOG CABIN, BEAUTIFULLY REMODELED. Located near WalMart & Country Club, Berryville. Features: living quarters, small greenhouse, CH/A. Perfect for law office, beauty salon, dog grooming, you name it. $159,900. Call (870) 847-1934

HOLIDAY ISLAND VILLAS & TOWNHOUSES near lake and marina. Peaceful and quiet, ample parking. From $375/mo. (479) 253-4385

COMMERCIAL RENTALS FABULOUS RETAIL RENTAL ON NORTH MAIN. Newly renovated w/ very nice details. Wall of windows overlooking creek. All utilities but electric paid. Rent negotiable. (479) 981-9811


PETSITTING, HOUSESITTING. Holiday Island, Eureka Springs and surrounding areas. 25+ years experience. Reliable, references, insured. Call Lynn (479) 363-6676

CLEANING TAYLOR-MAID TO THE RESCUE! Clean freak has openings. References. Call Angie (479) 981-0125


ISLAND NAILS IS NOW OPEN at 3 Parkway Dr., Ste G (near HI Subway.) Mention this ad for $5 off your first visit. Featuring: Spa Pedicure, Manicure with OPI gel polish–lasts 2 weeks (compare to Shellac) Call (479) 981-9556 for info on other services and appointments.


OZARK LOCK & KEY. Residential, commercial, automobile. Lock rekeying, repairs, replacement. Emergency service available. (479) 253-7764

AUTOMOTIVE I BUY AND REMOVE OLDER CARS & TRUCKS. Reasonable prices paid. Also some scrap and parts vehicles. Call Bill (479) 253-4477

UPHOLSTERY UPHOLSTERY–RESIDENTIAL, COMMERCIAL, CUSTOM BUILT. Furniture repair, antiques, boats, caning. Fabrics & Foam. Free Estimates. No job too small. Call Aaron (479) 3636583 or

MAINTENANCE/ LANDSCAPE/ HOME SERVICES REALTORS-PROPERTY MGRSLANDLORDS. I specialize in preparation of properties for showing and/or occupancy. Excellent references. (479) 981-0125. TREE WORKS Skilled tree care: trimming, deadwooding and removals. Conscientious, professional arborist and sawmiller. Bob Messer (479) 253-2284

SERVICE DIRECTORY MAINTENANCE/ LANDSCAPE/ HOME SERVICES NEED A POND OR TANK BUILT, mucked or repaired? Call Sean’s Fishy Business. (479) 244-6654 FANNING’S TREE SERVICE Bucket truck with 65 ft. reach. Professional trimming, stump grinding, topping, removal, chipper. Free estimates. Licensed. Insured. (870) 423-6780, (870) 423-8305 HEAVEN SENT HANDYMAN– Professional carpentry and painting. Some plumbing and electrical. Creative and artistic solutions for your remodeling or repairs. Call Jerry (479) 981-0976. CHIMNEY WORKS Complete chimney services: sweeps, repairs, relining and installation. Call Bob Messer (479) 253-2284 HEY, IT’S SPRING CLEANING TIME, LET US HELP. Free estimates. All types of clean-ups. Will haul off and dispose of anything. Including tear-downs, furniture restoration and painting. (870) 423-5674 TOM HEARST PROFESSIONAL PAINTING AND CARPENTRY Painting & Wood Finishing, Trim & Repair Carpentry, Drywall Repair & Texturing, Pressure Washing (479) 244-7096 CROSSWORDSolution

Supercow Scholarship – Green Forest High School senior, Audrey Foster, is the 2014 recipient of the $500 Supercow Endowment for Academic Excellence in Agriculture scholarship. Carroll County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation, makes the award to a student pursuing a career in an agriculture-related field. Foster is the daughter of Donald and Barbara Foster of Green Forest. She shows Maine-Anjou cattle and was the 2013 Carroll County Beef Princess. She is a member of the Carroll County Jr. Fair Board and a past member of the Carroll County Youth Advisory Board. Audrey works at Double “F” Farms where she is in charge of animal welfare and husbandry to both commercial livestock and show cattle. She also helps out in the family’s poultry business. INDEPENDENT ART continued from page 13

Gallery 83 on Spring Street hosts artist Diana Harvey and her “painterly realistic” work from 6 – 9 p.m.

Saturday, May 10. Harvey’s work will be on exhibit until end of May. Stop by, say hello and enjoy these beautiful paintings.

Norberta Philbrook Gallery Grand Opening May 9 Norberta Philbrook Gallery & Practical Magic Art Supply will host a grand opening celebration, Friday, May 9, 5 – 8 p.m. at 34 N. Main Street. Gallery owner Raven Derge invites the public to enjoy the gallery’s art and meet some of its featured artists including Zeek Taylor, John Rankine, Paula Watters Jones, Beth Myers,

Eureka Janet and Jim Wace Wallace. There will also be an open house on May 10, 17 and 24 from 6 – 9 p.m. each evening. Wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. For more info call (479) 363-6703 or visit www.norbertaphilbrookgallery. com and NorbertaPhilbrookGallery

Carol Dickie retrospective on exhibit A retrospective of local artist Carol Dickie’s paintings will hang at the Fort Smith Regional Art Museum, 1601 Rogers Ave. in Fort Smith, May 9 – August 10 with an opening reception on May 8 from 5 – 7 p.m. Museum hours are 11 – 6 Thursday through Saturday; 1–5 on Sunday. The exhibit showcases more than 30 paintings and drawings from her early years as a budding artist until present day. Dickie began painting full-time 10 years ago after moving from Texas to a home

near Eureka Springs. Since then, she has explored a wide variety of water mediums as well as collage and pastel. She describes her work as abstract naturalism, and uses watercolor, gouache, acrylic, casein, charcoal and pastel, in any and all combinations, to achieve the look she is after. She paints on heavy watercolor paper, Masonite and Claybord. Dickie’s work can be seen at Eureka Thyme Gallery or www.

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now,” Tougaw said. “We have seen girls who are the first in their family to graduate from college. We’re seeing clients getting trained for trades like Certified Nurse Assistant who now have employment and can provide for the child and get off government assistance. That is a common trend, which is a really neat thing. It is very empowering for the girls. One of our main goals is to break the cycle of poverty through education and employment so their child grows up in a different environment than they did.” The Circle of Life program has attracted national attention, and was profiled on a PBS News Hour special.

Churches can remain involved by volunteering to help with transportation or other needs, and donating items like maternity and children’s clothing, furniture and diapers. Some necessities like cribs and car seats have to be purchased new for safety reasons. Other types of donations are welcome. The program has operated in Boone County for three-and-a-half years, and in Carroll County for two years. The women graduate out of the program when their child turns three. “It is remarkable the difference in their lives from the time they are pregnant to | May 7, 2014 |

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In 1883, the Arkansas General Assembly passed Act 74, which created the Eastern and Western Judicial Districts of Carroll County. Carroll County has operated with split judicial districts and two separate courthouses for over 100 years. In 2010, Judge Crow, my opponent in this election, signed two orders abolishing Carroll County’s two judicial districts effectively closing the Eureka Springs Courthouse. The Arkansas Supreme Court struck down my opponent’s unilateral action stating, “The circuit judge proceeded wholly without jurisdiction in issuing his standing order, and his order shows a plain, manifest, clear, and gross abuse of discretion.” In accordance with Arkansas law, I believe that people from Eureka Springs, Holiday Island, and the greater Western District should have their cases heard regularly in the Eureka Springs Courthouse. I do not believe that a circuit judge should legislate from the bench. I would appreciate your vote in the upcoming election for Carroll County Circuit Judge.

Paid for by Scott Jackson for Circuit Judge

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