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12:49 p.m. — An officer made contact with a vehicle that was parked in a fire lane. 1:20 p.m. — A subject was arrested for driving on a suspended license, no proof of insurance, violating the noise ordinance and failure to pay. 1:36 p.m. — The animal control officer made contact with a resident about the leash law. 3:01 p.m. — An officer checked on a report of a log blocking a lane of traffic. 6:00 p.m. — An officer performed an extra patrol of a residence. 8:36 p.m. — Officers made contact with a male subject who had threatened suicide. 9:40 p.m. — An officer responded to a local restaurant to put down a sick animal. Feb. 8 1:33 p.m. — An officer took a report on theft from a residence. 8:18 p.m. — The manager of an area restaurant advised that two males were acting suspicious and had been there since 5 p.m. An officer responded and spoke with both individuals. The officer sent them on their way. Feb. 10 4:14 a.m. — A complainant advised that she was concerned something might be in her yard because her dog was alerting her. An officer responded and checked the area. 2:59 p.m. — An officer picked up a dog that was running loose. 3:16 p.m. — An officer took a re-

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GSHS Valentine adoption event matches animals with loving homes By Kelby Newcomb

The Good Shepherd Humane Society (GSHS) played matchmaker this weekend. Some of the eligible bachelors acted like real dogs, but, in this case, that was a good thing. GSHS held a Valentine’s Adopt-a-thon at the animal shelter on Saturday, Feb. 11. People had the chance to visit the shelter, eat some sweet treats and enjoy meeting the even sweeter cats and dogs that call the shelter home for now. Shelter manager Sandra Mittler said the goal of the adoption event was to pair the animals with loving homes and show people that the shelter is a welcoming place. Many get cold feet when thinking about visiting the shelter, she said, so GSHS staff and volunteers wanted to help people warm up to the idea of stopping by the shelter when looking for a canine companion or a feline friend. “We want people to get used to coming on the premises so they can see that it’s not sad to go to a shelter,” Mittler said. “This event is a good opportunity for us to get some good foot traffic here.” Even if people do not adopt at the event, she said that visiting the premises helps familiarize people with the shelter and increases the likelihood of them returning. “A lot of times people come look at the animals and will come back a day later to adopt one,” Mittler said. “I’d love to see at least a couple of dogs and cats adopted through this event.” On-site events are also beneficial for the animals, she said. “It helps with their socialization,” Mittler said. “The animals like to meet new people, too.” She continued, “If we have an off-site event, we can only take maybe six dogs and a couple of cats. This way we get to show all of our dogs and cats to people.” Mittler said GSHS is planning to do many more on-site events this year and is doing everything they can to make site

visits as positive an experience as they can. This includes redoing all of the kennels and constructing a “meet and greet” building, she said. “We encourage people, if they already have animals at home, to bring them so we can do a ‘meet and greet’ with the animals at the shelter,” she said. “That way, you can know if the animals are going to get along before you bring the new animal home. Our techs are here for the ‘meet and greet,’ and we do it in a controlled way.” The new “meet and greet” building will be a key component to that, Mittler said. Board president Jay Fusaro said GSHS recently got a grant to finish the project. The building will be used to introduce animals to each other as well as introducing people to the animals in a safe and quiet environment, he said. “An adopter can come and meet with an animal where it’s safe and quiet,” Fusaro said. “It also lets the pets interact.” He said the building also includes a break room in the back where the GSHS board will meet when construction is completed. “The board meets at a local restaurant right now,” Fusaro said. “Meeting on the grounds will be important. When a staff member has a question or brings up an issue, we will be able to just go look at it during the meeting.” When the “meet and greet” building is finished, Mittler said GSHS will host another adoption event in the spring. “We’ll have another event where everyone can tour that new addition,” she said. “Hopefully, the doctor will be here so we can maybe tour the surgery room as well.” Local Kathy Robbins said she enjoyed the Valentine’s Adopt-a-thon because it gave her the chance to meet some of the dogs at the shelter. “We lost our dog in January. We were going to go get a purebred German shepherd, but we decided to come out here and see the dogs,” Robbins said. “I may be taking one home with me if we find the right one.” Mittler said the GSHS shelter currently

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These kitties are feeling the love at Good Shepherd Humane Society’s first Valentine’s Day adoption event.

has 45 cats and 34 dogs. Six dogs were moved to a shelter in Minnesota on Friday, Fusaro said. The state has a big spay and neuter policy, he said, so their shelters have a bigger need for animals. “We moved out six dogs yesterday. Four were here over a year,” he said. “We’re very happy about that. We hope to make some

good progress here with adoptions.” Mittler said the shelter will be taking in some new dogs this week as a result. She said the only thing people need to do to find their perfect match pet this Valentine’s season is visit the GSHS shelter. “We’ve got so many great dogs and cats here,” Mittler said. “People just need to come out and meet them.”

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The Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission has a pretty good idea of what’s going to be happening in town during May Festival of the Arts. On Wednesday, Feb. 8, Eureka Springs Arts Council chairwoman Sandy Martin presented the events planned for May Festival of the Arts. Martin thanked the commission for supporting the festival. The commission budgeted $15,000 to bring new events to the city during this year’s festival. “Thank you for your support with the budget you allocated,” she said. “This year, we have three key events.” The first event, Martin said, is called Four Seasons. She said artist Janet Alexander will be producing four 14-foot-tall sculptures based on the different seasons of the year. Alexander’s original plan was to place the sculptures by the bandshell in Basin Park, Martin said, but that changed when the parks department reported problems placing the art in that location. “They’ve come up with another scheme, so the sculptures will go over the park itself,” Martin said. “They’ll be very colorful … very visual. They’ll be like trees.” Martin added that several events are planned around the sculptures in Basin Park throughout the month, saying an interactive dance and interactive make-yourown-mobile event are planned. Visitors will be invited to create a mobile of their own, Martin explained, to serve as a reminder of Eureka Springs. “They get that souvenir to take back from Eureka Springs,” she said. Another event planned for the month, she continued, is a production by Five & Dime Drama Collective. Martin said the production is a multimedia play that will be held in The Auditorium. The best part of the production, she said, is how many local artists are involved with it. “They’re engaging local actors, musicians, artists, multimedia …and it’s really engaging the community,” she said. “It just seems like the performing arts is something

we have been missing for a while. This is something organic. It’s made in Eureka Springs. It engages a lot of Eurekans. It’s something we looked at very, very positively.” The last big event, she said, is called “Eurekan Spectacle.” Martin described the event, saying it will be an interactive play in an alternate reality. She said visitors can access the play through a mobile application in certain hot spots around town. “You point your device at the location … and a play comes to life,” Martin said. “You see the live natural background and actors and actresses are superimposed over that.” The application will be available for the city to use for a year, she said, making it one of the most sustainable events from the festival. Overall, Martin said, she’s excited about this year’s festival. “It’s so unique. It’s fresh. It can only happen in Eureka. It’s organically Eureka,” she said. Also at the meeting, the commission heard several market fund requests. The commission unanimously approved $250 for the Nuits Rose Wine Festival, $1,650.25 for Books in Bloom and $1,040 for Springtime in the Ozarks. Director Mike Maloney presented a more contentious request for the Eurekan Multi-Sport Event. “The funds requested were $10,000. We had some discussion about this, because it’s been a multi-year request and the feeling at the commission two weeks ago was this is a for-profit enterprise and it would not be acceptable to the commission to support it at this time,” Maloney said. Commissioner Terry McClung pointed out that the commission does support the event, just not financially. “We still advertise this through all the medias we have at our disposal. There’s just not anything singularly specific to this, but we do endorse it,” McClung said. “Our Facebook page has already posted this event. I’ve seen it, so we’ve already started advertising,” commissioner Susan Harman added. The commission voted to deny the re-

quest and moved on to discuss the postage for the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce visitor guide. Finance director Rick Bright said the commission has budgeted $40,000 for visitor guide postage and $9,000 for wedding and travel guide postage, totaling $49,000. So far in 2017, he said, the chamber has received requests to spend $17,000 in postage for the visitor guide. “You might be looking at another $6,000 or $7,000. I’m thinking the chamber’s going to run out of postage before we run out of year,” Bright said. Commissioner David Mitchell pointed out that the commission’s contract to pay postage for the chamber expires in 2018 and asked if there’s any way to control how that money is spent. “Is there anything in there that allows us to question before the money is spent, or do we just spend on demand?” Mitchell said. Bright said the contract requires the commission to fulfill requests from the public to send visitor guides out, and Mitchell said there should be something in the contract that allows the commission to have more say in how many guides are sent out. Mitchell suggested speaking with the chamber director to get to the bottom of it. “We’ll say that we have some concerns in this current contract,” he said. “We need to have a discussion with them. Let’s get real. Just get real here.” McClung said he’d like to see that happen, too. “With the decline of the Passion Play and the advent of social media, the dynamics have changed,” McClung said. “I don’t know what the future of that book is.” Mitchell moved to set up a workshop between the commission and the chamber to discuss the contract, and the commission agreed to do so. Bright presented the financial report, saying the cash balance as of Jan. 31 was $503,335.49. He said the tax collections are remitted in January, but they are December collections. He listed these collections, saying restaurants brought in $35,969, up $769 See CAPC, page 10

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Council considers raising water, sewer rates by 30 percent By Samantha Jones

The Eureka Springs City Council is taking action to prevent the city’s finances from going down the toilet. On Monday night, the council voted to raise the water and sewer rates by 30 percent each. Mayor Butch Berry explained that the rates need to increase because the city’s proposed 1 percent sales tax was rejected by voters in November. Revenue from the tax would have been used to fund repairs and improvements to the city’s water and sewer infrastructure, as well as help fund operation of the Auditorium. Berry said the city needs to raise water and sewer rates to catch up on its bond payments. The city will need to pay an extra 20 percent on each payment, he said, to get caught up. He presented the city’s 2016 and 2017 budgets, saying the city needed to increase water and sewer rates by 17.22 percent in 2016 to make the payments. That number has jumped to 26.75 percent this year, he said. Berry said another alternative is raising the sewer rate by 67 percent with no increase to the water rate. Alderman David Mitchell pointed out both proposed increases wouldn’t go as far as the proposed tax would have, and Berry agreed. “All of this is to meet the bond covenants as required. It’s got nothing to do with fixing our infrastructure,” Berry said. “It only does the bond covenants. It will not allow us to fix our water leaks or do any more than we’re doing now.” Alderwoman Peg Adamson said both proposed increases are significant. “That’s a whopper. Is it legal to raise it that much?” Adamson said. Berry said it is. “We can raise one. We can raise both. We can raise it half,” he said. “It doesn’t matter as long as it meets our bond covenants.” Mitchell said he’d like to see how the proposed increases will affect residents and business owners in Eureka Springs. Knowing the percentage the rates will

increase, Berry said, should be clear enough. “This is easy. Whatever your sewer bill is, multiply that by 26.75 percent,” he said. Alderwoman Mickey Schneider said she wanted to see a sample bill, too. She said finance director Lonnie Clark could draw it up. “Why don’t we just ask Lonnie…to do a simple breakdown of the minimum bill and the increases so you can see a minimum bill will be $35 and do the various additions?” Schneider said. “Then we can see how much of an increase it will be. That would be so much easier. People could relate.” Alderwoman Kristi Kendrick said the council had two options: raise the water and sewer rates by 26.75 percent or raise the sewer rate by 67 percent. If the council agreed to raise the sewer rate by 67 percent, she said, that would take a $9.50 bill to $15.90. “My position is we just raised the water rates significantly and I don’t think it is fair to raise them again,” Kendrick said. “I think that we ought to just raise the sewer rates.” Whatever the council chose to do, Mitchell said, it should do more than help the city meet its minimum bond payments. “I’m still not too sure about the 67 percent increase in sewer, but …I’m for keeping it simple,” he said. “Instead of just a little bit here, a little bit there … let’s just fix it.” Kendrick agreed, and alderman Terry McClung said he couldn’t support raising the sewer rate only. He pointed out that some residents don’t use the city’s sewer system. “What you’re doing is you’re putting the burden on those who have sewer,” he said. “I object to raising the rates on the water, because we just raised water rates and this will charge more for water than it costs to produce it … a lot more than it costs to produce it,” Kendrick responded.

Schneider said she’d still like to see an example of how the proposed increases would affect the average resident’s bill. “I’d really like to see a couple of sample bills. I’d like to see those figures and how much it would matter,” she said. “At this point in our life, no, $6 or $7 is not going to hurt me. When we were raising six kids, hell yes, $6 would have killed us.” Berry said the proposed increases could be up for discussion until everybody on the council comes to a consensus. “All this is is throwing out for discussion and explaining to you guys the options,” Berry said. Kendrick said she wanted to take care of the matter sooner rather than later. “The longer this gets drawn out, the more serious financial position the city gets into,” she said. Mitchell agreed. “We’ve heard from our director of fi-

nance … I’m on my fifth year here, and I’ve heard it every year that we’re not meeting our bond covenants,” he said. “We thought we could put the meters in to hold them off. It’s probably time, folks, to step up to the plate and fix the problem.” McClung pointed out that the proposed increases won’t help the water and sewer infrastructure. “I think it’s wise to go up to a 30 percent flat rate to allow for contingencies. It’s like building a building. You always figure at least 10 percent contingency,” McClung said. Mitchell concurred and moved to increase the water and sewer rates by 30 percent each. The council voted, unanimously agreeing to the increases. The decision isn’t set in stone yet. The council will have a public hearing on the increases at its next regularly scheduled meeting 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at City Hall.

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Council announces winners of food truck lottery By Samantha Jones

Food trucks will be moving into Eureka Springs soon. On Monday night, the Eureka Springs City Council drew names for the first annual food truck lottery. Property owners interested in having food trucks on their property entered the lottery. City Clerk Ann Armstrong said there was one entry for each location. These entries were the winners by default, she said. William D. Reed of Reed Construction Co. won the Highway 62 spot, Travis D. Holloway of Holloway Commercial Properties won the Center Street spot and South Galaxy LLC won the 23 South spot. Also at the meeting, alderman Bob Thomas said he wanted to revisit the council’s decision to create a committee addressing demolition by neglect. Thomas said he didn’t agree with the way the committee was created, saying

he wanted to see citizens represented on it. Alderwoman Kristi Kendrick, who proposed the committee, said she suggested the idea to help the city. “The reason I brought it up is because procedures in the code allow the city to work only towards demolition, and I would like the city to have more tools so they could perhaps head off demolition by assisting landowners or taking some other options,” she said. “I was just hoping that maybe a committee could explore ways that we could prevent our historic properties from being demolished … that we could stop what just happened last week.” Kendrick was referring to the recent demolition of a historic home on Singleton Street. Alderman David Mitchell said he supported the committee. “There is no demolition by neglect ordinance proactive before the building

becomes damaged. She’s looking at a program that possibly could be developed to prevent it,” Mitchell said. “The reason the historic district is part of this is because this whole city is a historic district. We’ve reached a point where … we could lose our historic district because of a lack of contributing structures.” Alderwoman Mickey Schneider said she was concerned about the people on the committee. “What we need is a committee of experienced, knowledgeable personnel. We need to get people who know and understand the laws,” she said. “We need to have people working on this that can come up with a guideline … that can protect the building before they get to the point of destruction.” Kendrick said she is qualified to be on the committee. “Excuse me. I was chief deputy city attorney in New Orleans in charge of housing and neighborhood development,” she said. “I went to Flint, Mich. I think I am qualified to work on this.” Alderman Terry McClung said the city has more of a problem with enforcement than demolition by neglect. “The problem we have is enforcement. It’s always been,” he said. “If you’re not going to enforce the laws, then you haven’t got jack, and that’s our problem.” He added that he didn’t understand why the council was returning to an ordinance passed two years ago. “We passed this in 2014 and we’re rehashing something that’s that recent. If

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we didn’t do it right then … I thought we did it right then,” he said. “All we’ve got to do is what the ordinance says and follow through with it. Nobody follows through with anything. That’s the problem.” Mitchell agreed. “Bingo,” he said. “That’s all [Kendrick] was looking at is if there is anything the city can do that can be done in advance to help these people with these properties that are neglected.” In other business, the council addressed the City Advertising and Promotion Commission’s contract to run The Auditorium in 2017. Mayor Butch Berry said the contract is the same it has been for years with one exception: The commission is offering to pay the city $40,000 for utilities, maintenance and insurance on the building. He said the commission will be paying the city $3,333 each month to meet the terms of the agreement. McClung, who sits on the CAPC, said the commission already spends $110,000 each year on The Auditorium. “The CAPC agreed to do this as a oneyear deal. This is not an annual deal,” McClung said. “It’s one year to help the city to cover this expense they have paid in the past to relieve a little bit of pressure this coming year, and it’s being paid monthly.” The council unanimously voted to approve the contract. The council’s next regular meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Monday, Feb. 27, at City Hall.

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Council tables decision on fire department bylaws By Samantha Jones

The Eureka Springs City Council still hasn’t approved the fire department bylaws. Mayor Butch Berry re-introduced the bylaws Monday night, saying the council tabled voting on the bylaws at its Jan. 23 meeting. Berry said there was some confusion over the bylaws at that meeting and said fire chief Nick Samac could explain the reason behind the bylaws. The fire department works in conjunction with volunteer staff and the rural fire department, Samac said, to make sure the city and surrounding area is safe. He said the rural fire department has been operating since the late 1990s. “The rural fire association is a means by which those voluntary memberships come in,” he said. Those with voluntary memberships in the rural fire association, Samac said, pay dues to help the fire department operate within and outside city limits. “The insurance companies are a really strong proponent of people paying their rural membership dues,” Samac said. “If there is a structure fire on their property, they won’t be invoiced or billed for services.” The rural fire association is a nonprofit, he continued, and helps the fire department ac-

quire fire trucks and other equipment. “It’s a really, really great thing, because they acquire equipment the fire department is able to use both in the city and outside the city,” Samac said. “The city holds the titles for all these vehicles, and the city provides maintenance on these vehicles.” He added, “So for a minimal cost compared to spending $80,000 on a required truck … if we get a big structure or several structure fires going on, we’re going to be utilizing everyone we’ve got. We’ve got them strategically placed throughout the county.” The fire department has worked with the rural fire association, he said, in a successful partnership for years now. “It’s evolved over many years. The city needs the manpower and the resources of the rural community for effective fire protection, and the rural community needs the skill and training of the paid employees of the fire department and the hierarchy of the fire department for us to function,” Samac said. The bylaws are for the rural fire association, he said, but the council is required to approve them because of a city code. Alderwoman Kristi Kendrick said she has looked into the issue and understands how the fire department works with the rural fire association much better than when the bylaws were

presented Jan. 23. “We have three different entities that are working in a cooperative manner to handle our fire needs, as well as those in the immediate rural area,” Kendrick said. She said these entities include the fire department, the volunteer fire department and the rural fire association. “There are several of these rural fire protection districts in the area because … these fire departments really started as nonprofits. They actually owned the real estate for all these things,” Kendrick said. She continued, saying the bylaws are for the rural fire association nonprofit. That is not a department of the city, she said. “Bylaws are rules that are passed by an association for internal management of that association,” she said. “I’m not even sure they’re the bylaws of the rural fire protection district … so it is my opinion these are the bylaws of the nonprofit.” She added, “I think this requirement in the city code that requires us to approve these bylaws is almost like an appendix or a tonsil left over from olden days. I don’t know why it’s in the city code, and I think it ought to be removed.” She moved to remove the section of city code requiring the council to vote on the bylaws, and alderman David Mitchell said he

could see her point. “I’m concerned about the legal view of the coverage, and I want to be sure the bylaws are over where they belong,” Mitchell said. Alderwoman Mickey Schneider addressed Samac about the bylaws, saying she wanted to know if approving the bylaws would change anything for the fire department. “Is it merely a verbal historic action?” Schneider asked. Samac said it is. “It’s mostly just … the way the rural fire association operates,” he said. “We’re still going to be fighting fires the same way. We’re still going to be acquiring apparatus.” “Once again, it’s a mountain out of a molehill,” Schneider said. Alderman Bob Thomas said he didn’t want to remove a portion of city code without consulting city attorney Tim Weaver first. “If this is a legal issue, I’d make a motion we postpone it until our city attorney is present,” Thomas said. The council voted, unanimously agreeing to postpone making a decision on the bylaws until Weaver could look over the issue. “I’ll throw this out to legal council,” Berry said. “We’ll see what we come up with.”

Cemetery commission seeks to expand membership By Kelby Newcomb

The Eureka Springs Cemetery Commission is looking to add a few more warm bodies to its roster. The commission met Wednesday, Feb. 8, for a special workshop to review the municipal code for the cemetery and suggest possible changes to the city council. Secretary and treasurer Bob Thomas said the workshop had been scheduled because vice chairwoman Susan Tharp wanted to discuss increasing the number of commissioners. Tharp said she believes the addition of two members would help with the commission’s workload. “I feel like if you put people on the committee then their volunteering will be more substantial,” she said. “They will stick

with it because they have a commitment.” Tharp continued, “We’re not in dire need of somebody, but if we really want to excel at the cemetery and make it what we envision we’re going to need some more help.” Thomas said increasing from five members to seven members would change the number of commissioners needed for a quorum to be present. “If we change to seven members, we will need four members present to have a quorum at meetings,” he said. The commissioners agreed that two additional members would be beneficial to the cemetery. Thomas said they would need to speak with the mayor and the city attorney about whether a new ordinance would be needed to change the number of commissioners.

“We need to present a question to the mayor so he can pass it on to the city attorney,” he said. “We need to ask if we need to do a whole new ordinance to change the commission from five to seven members.” The commission also met for an emergency meeting before the workshop. They voted to authorize chairwoman and cemetery superintendent Peg Adamson to spend up to $100 on three new signs to post on the cemetery grounds. Adamson said the signs in question are in regard to heavy equipment coming into and operating in the city cemetery without prior approval by the cemetery staff, the cemetery superintendent or the cemetery commission. The new signs have three parts and read as follows:

1. NO HEAVY EQUIPMENT (tractors, bulldozers, dump trucks, etc.) allowed in the City Cemetery without prior permission from the Cemetery Superintendent. 2. Permission from the owner or from the Cemetery Superintendent is required prior to working on or altering any grave, monument, memorial or decoration. 3. Effective February 8, 2017. The City Cemetery Commission Adamson said Wicker Walker Printing and Design would be making the signs. She said the three new signs would be posted at the front of the cemetery, at the groundskeeper’s shed and in the back of the cemetery. The commission’s next regular meeting is scheduled for 9:30 a.m. Wednesday, March 1, at the Auditorium.

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Shoes and Krewes

Clear Spring students create Mardi Gras Shoebox Floats By Kelby Newcomb

Clear Spring School stepped into its first Mardi Gras parade on Thursday without stepping out of the classroom. Dori Thomas, director of admissions and development, said Clear Spring students worked on Mardi Gras Shoebox Floats for about a month before displaying them in the classroom for the school’s parade on Thursday. Themes ranged from Mardi Gras to Alice in Wonderland to the beach, she said, and gave the students a chance to get both festive and creative. “The kids were super creative. We just let them run with that creativity, and it’s incredible what they came up with,” Thomas said. “The kids really went all out.” She said the shoebox float project came about through a partnership with Krewe du Kork of Eureka Springs. Thomas said Krewe du Kork members Ilene Powell and Cné Breaux approached the school about participating in their inaugural event. “This was all their idea,” Thomas said. “They started the new krewe and wanted to have a charity attached to it, and they chose us.” The Mardi Gras Shoebox Floats were auctioned off at the Krewe du Kork Wine and Dine Benefit Dinner for Clear Spring School on Saturday, Feb. 11, at the Cottage Inn Restaurant. Thomas said a portion of the proceeds was donated to the school.

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Students, teachers and volunteers at Clear Springs School show off the shoe box floats students made for Mardi Gras.

“It’s going to help cover the school’s operations, such as the electric bill and things like that,” she said. “We’re very thankful to Krewe du Kork for inviting us to partici-

pate.” Powell said Krewe du Kork’s inaugural event was partially inspired by her own experiences growing up in New Orleans.

“When I was growing up in New Orleans, we did shoebox parades in school. We’d make Mardi Gras floats out of our shoeboxes, put wheels on them and parade them around the school,” she said. “Being from New Orleans and living here now, I thought this tradition might be something we could introduce to the kids to teach them about Mardi Gras.” Powell continued, “We’re kind of looking at them as our future revelers to carry on the Eureka Mardi Gras tradition. We’re not getting any younger, so we need to get some younger people involved in the traditions.” She said Krewe du Kork is also modeling itself after the traditional social aid and pleasure clubs of New Orleans, which raised funds for people in need in their neighborhoods. “They raised money for people in their neighborhoods who couldn’t afford to see a doctor or had fallen on hard times,” Powell said. “So we wanted to bring that tradition of social aid and pleasure clubs with Krewe du Kork.” Each year, she said the Krewe will pick a different charity and tradition to introduce to the town. The Krewe du Kork, Powell said, celebrates wine, spirits, food and fun. The organization also promotes a sense of unity in the community and performs charitable works, she said. For more information about Krewe du Kork, visit Krewe du Kork on Facebook.

Prescription drug drop boxes set up in Carroll County By Kelby Newcomb

Residents across Carroll County now have access to secure and convenient prescription drug disposal. Region 1 Regional Prevention Provider (RPP) has set up four prescription drug drop-off locations in the county. The dropoff boxes are located at the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office (CCSO) in Berryville, the Eureka Springs Police Department, the Green Forest Police Department and the Holiday Island Fire Department.

RPP representative Codi McCuistion said Region 1 RPP covers Washington, Benton, Madison and Carroll counties. The organization’s main goal, she said, is substance abuse prevention and education. “We worked with local health coalitions and law enforcement to raise awareness on prescription drugs,” McCuistion said. “With our grants, we do things like hold prescription drug take-back events and promote drop-off locations with fliers and other advertisement.” This year, she said RPP wanted to pro-

vide drop-off boxes to all of the local law enforcement agencies. “We actually had the funds to take things a step further, so we wanted to provide the boxes to all the local law enforcement agencies in the areas we cover,” McCuistion said. RPP bought three large drop-off boxes for Berryville, Eureka Springs and Holiday Island and set them up last week, she said. CCSO had previously had a small prescription drug drop-off box, she said, so they gave theirs to the Green Forest Police De-

partment after installing the larger drop-off box. “Since Berryville and Green Forest are close together, we went ahead and did a big one for CCSO,” McCuistion said. “They transferred their small one to Green Forest. Then our other one went to Eureka Springs, and they felt Holiday Island was a good place to have one as well.” RPP representative Laurie Reh said the drop-off boxes, known as “med return boxes,” provide a safe way to dispose of preSee Boxes, page 12

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Good Shepherd finds homes for six long-term dogs By Samantha Jones

Good Shepherd Humane Society is saying goodbye to some of its longtime residents. Shelter manager Sandra Mittler reported Monday that the shelter recently found homes for the dogs in Minnesota. She said these dogs — Hawkeye, Bugaboo, Sydney, Timmy, Adele and Lola — have been at the shelter for at least six months. Four of them, she said, have been there for more than a year. “What we’re here for is to get them homes. Even though we miss them, we’re happy for them,” she said. “We don’t want them bounced around facilities. They’re going to great facilities. They’re going to great homes.” Mittler explained that the shelter has been working with other shelters throughout the country on out-of-state adoptions, saying this is the first of what she hopes to be many collaborations between Good Shepherd and other shelters. “We’re excited about this. They’re going straight into homes,” she said. “There are more people than animals up north. There’s a waiting list for people to see the dogs. We don’t expect them to stay in a shelter for very long.” Mittler said out-of-state adoptions will help the shelter place dogs who can’t find homes in Carroll County. She described “Black Dog Syndrome,” saying black cats and dogs have a harder time getting adopted than others. That’s not true in the North, she said.

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These are two of the long-term dogs who have recently left Good Shepherd Humane Society for new homes up North.

“Up there, they actually like black dogs. My theory is there’s so much snow they want to be able to see them,” she laughed. “There’s not a stigma around blacks cats and dogs there.” There’s a little more to out-of-state adoptions than on-site adoptions, she said, but the extra work is worth it in the end. “You do the health certificates and arrange their transports. It’s just a little more paperwork,” she said. “We vetted the facilities they’re going to. They’re definitely going to no-kill facilities.” Mittler said the shelter has been working on a plan for out-of-state adoptions for a while and is happy to see it come to fruition.

It’s one of the best ways, she said, to find homes for the shelter’s long-term animals. “We were hoping we’d be able to move our animals faster so they don’t get to that year mark, but it’s nice to know if there are some that are harder to place, we have facilities that will take them,” she said. “This is just the beginning of making friends and contacts up North and using local transport around here to help us get them new homes.” She added, “We’re never done improving. We’re always looking at ways we can expand. We’re just happy to get the longtermers out of here.” Moving long-term animals out of the ken-

nels, she said, opens up room for more animals. Mittler said some of the larger longterm animals took up quite a bit of space, saying it’s possible two small dogs can fit in one of the kennels that has been vacated. The out-of-state adoptions aren’t the only way the shelter has found new homes for its animals, Mittler said. She said the shelter has had a successful year so far, adopting out more animals than she expected. “We have definitely picked up. It’s just a good vibe going on,” she said. “We’ve picked up with our game plan on how we’re going to handle this new year. There’s a good spirit in the air. We have a really positive outlook for 2017.”

School district approved for $109,000 grant for greenhouse By Scott Loftis

Eureka Springs School District Superintendent Bryan Pruitt told the district’s board of directors at its meeting on Monday that the district has been approved for a grant of $109,650 from the state Department of Career Education. The grant would pay for construction of a greenhouse on district property and help pave the way for the district to offer agricul-

ture education classes. “I’m very proud of that amount,” Pruitt said of the grant, adding that he had hoped to receive about $80,000. Pruitt said the location of the potential greenhouse hasn’t been determined yet. He said the district would have to pay for a pad for the greenhouse as well as for connections for water and electricity. At a meeting a few months ago, the board heard a presentation on the possibility of

adding an agricultural education program. Pruitt said Monday that the program could begin with eighth- and ninth-grade students, who would have the opportunity to complete the entire program before graduation, although he said students in higher grades also would be able to participate. The district would have to hire a certified agriculture teacher to oversee the program, Pruitt said, which would add an additional expense. After brief questioning from board

members regarding the district’s current budget and teacher salaries, Pruitt said the district’s teacher salary schedule is the highest in Carroll County and the district can afford to add an agriculture teacher. Since the board authorized Pruitt to apply for the grant, the board determined that it did not need to take any action on the issue Monday. Also at Monday’s meeting, the board See Greenhouse, page 25

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Make Eureka a sanctuary city I spoke at Monday’s City Council asking that they consider making Eureka Springs a Sanctuary City. Your readers know about how ICE is breaking into people’s homes, deporting Mexicans who have lived, worked and paid taxes in this country for many years, breaking up families and terrorizing people. I asked them to remember that if they are not Native Americans, their ancestors were immigrants. My fore-parents came to this country from Belfast, Ireland, in the 18th century. Undocumented. I want to answer the facetious question:’ Yeah, but isn’t being undocumented ILLEGAL?’ It was illegal to run away from slavery; it was illegal to support The Underground Railroad; it was illegal for “white” people to marry people of color; it was illegal for women to vote; it was illegal for lesbians and gay men to have same sex marriag-

es. And more illegalities: having sex with someone to whom you are not married; opening your store on a Sunday; women exposing their thighs in public; speaking ill of the government; drinking out of a “whites only” fountain if you were not “white”; segregated schools, stores, libraries, state offices, parks, housing and medical facilities; trying to buy beer in one of the 39 “dry” counties in Arkansas. It is now legal to use medical marijuana in Alaska; until 1978, it was legal for an employer to fire a pregnant woman; “open carry” of guns is legal in Arkansas (Attorney General’s opinion pending); Tennessee, Arizona, Georgia and Virginia made it legal to carry loaded guns into bars.... My point: Laws were made by propertied white men. Many laws were dishonest, filled with hate, stupid, immoral, discriminatory, ill- considered and created out of elitist and right-wing greed. Eureka Springs: A loving Sanctuary City! — TRELLA LAUGHLIN

Citizen of the Week Ilene Powell is this week’s Citizen of the Week. Powell is one of the organizers behind Krewe du Kork, Eureka Springs’ newest Mardi Gras krewe. The idea of the krewe is to give back to the community. So far, the krewe has hosted a wine dinner to raise money for Clear Spring School. To nominate somebody for Citizen of the Week, email Samantha Jones at Citizen.Editor.

Give Trump a try

It’s interesting as always that there is truth to both sides of any equation. The absolute truth is we have a president, keep your personal remarks to yourself. He is your president, I didn’t vote for Obama. He became the first (hate this phrase, remember Mandella) African-American to be the President of our country, didn’t know we’re it would go! But I accepted my president and gave my faith that he could and would improve our great country. Now we have a new President of our great country. So this is your president so get behind him, give him support for what people are asking, just like we all did for Obama. It’s really not that tough folks, you gave Obama eight years. So let’s try this president out for his term. Then we elect again. Why do so many hate, don’t shoot them, Hug them. Adage of music, All you need is love, love


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(2.2 percent). Total lodging collections are $34,647, up $4,938 (16.6 percent). These lodging collections include: $9,114 for hotels, up $258 (2.9 percent); $13,428 for motels, up $3,484 (35 percent); $3,147 for B&Bs, down $43 (1.4 percent); and $8,958 for cabins and cottages, up $1,239 (16.1

is all you need. Words of John, Imagine. — JAMES SHARP

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The story of U.S. politics is like a bad movie. The first 30 minutes is spent beating into your head who the bad guy is and why we are supposed to not like him. Then we meet the hero. The hero in this version is us. One way to play a heroic part is to join with Indivisible at You can receive a text message each morning with an urgent issue. Just tap on the number in the text and you hear the message of the day. After that you will be asked to enter your zip. Then you are given a list of your senators and the a menu option of which one you want to call. If you wish to call another, just recall the number from the original text. — MARK EASTBURN percent). Bright said the year-to-date lodging collections compared with 2016 are up $4,938 (16.6 percent) and the year-to-date restaurant collections compared with 2016 are up $769 (2.2 percent). The year-to-date total collections, he said, are up $5,707 (8.8 percent). The commission’s next regular meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 8, at City Hall.

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Escape to reality

his past Saturday was quite the debacle. After cruising in and around Mexico for seven days, Gideon and I were ready to get off that ship. Don’t get me wrong — the cruise was great. It was gluttonous and carefree and all about instant gratification. If we wanted a four-cheese pizza at 2 a.m., we could have it. I don’t know about you, but 24-hour pizza is exactly what I think about when pondering what heaven is like. Everything about the trip was an escape, as it should be. But I realized Saturday morning that Gideon and I don’t necessarily need an escape. We already live in a town where tourism is pretty popular. Call me crazy, but I’d say living in Eureka Springs is better than cruising to Mexico. See, I’m not a summer kind of person. I prefer mild weather and love the cold. I’m also incredibly fond of the small-town atmosphere that makes our little town so special. The whole time we were on the ship, Gideon and I obnoxiously bragged about the place we call home and encouraged everyone to visit. For me, more tourists make Eureka Springs even better. I love taking off on foot from my apartment on a busy Saturday and seeing so many people shopping and eating downtown. It’s a delight to see people discover all the small things that exemplify our town, from the art to the street musicians to the many colorful parades. You never really know who you’re going to run into on a Saturday here, and I think that’s so exciting. Especially for a small town. Especially for a community on the fringe of much larger cities where there’s tons to do. All this was on my mind Saturday morning when our ship was due to make its final stop in Galveston, Texas. I tossed and turned all Friday night, dreaming of my cat and my town and my cat. I kept waking up, peeking out the window, realizing it was still pitch black out and going back to sleep, or at least trying to. Finally, it was morning. I was ecstatic. I shook Gideon awake and told him we were going home. Our cruise director’s voice floated in over the intercom telling us that would happen much later than we expected. The fog was too heavy, he said, so the port at Galveston had temporarily closed. He instructed us to wait in our rooms or

to go get breakfast. Gideon and I got breakfast. Nervously munching on a croissant, I asked Gideon how long we’d be waiting. It was an 11-hour drive home, one we didn’t want to start in the middle of the afternoon. Gideon said it shouldn’t be too long. I didn’t believe him and ordered another croissant to nourish my worried Samantha Jones soul. We went back to our room. The clock kept ticking, and disappointing announcements kept coming in. Around 11 a.m., the ship began to move. We were in Galveston an hour later but didn’t leave the ship until 2 p.m. I was relieved. Maybe we’d get home sooner than I thought! I felt optimistic that the customs line would move fast. We had all been told to have our information in hand, and Gideon and I certainly did. Unfortunately, I didn’t realize how many people were leaving the ship. There were probably more people in line than there are in Eureka Springs. An hour and a half later, we were standing next to our car. We got our luggage inside, and I set the GPS to Eureka Springs. Gideon pointed out that we probably wouldn’t arrive home until 3 a.m. and said we could stop by my mom’s in Texas, which is more or less a halfway point. “No,” I said. “Let’s go home.” So we did. Through Houston and Dallas and lots of tiny towns in Oklahoma, I listened to Willie Nelson and thought of being back in Eureka. At 2:30 a.m., we passed the sign I had been longing to see all day. “Welcome to Eureka Springs,” it said. I didn’t know it was possible, but that felt even better than 24-hour pizza. ••• Samantha Jones is associate editor for Carroll County Newspapers. Her email address is


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Cocktails for a Cause Kick-off picks winners

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These locals cast their vote at Cocktails for a Cause’s 2017 kick-off event Feb. 9.


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scription drugs. “So many out-of-date, expired and unused medications come from homes, where kids are getting their hands on them and abusing them,” Reh said. “A lot of people just don’t know where to take them, and improper disposal goes on.” She continued, “These drop-off boxes provide a safe way to dispose of prescription meds because you can’t break into them.” Once the med return boxes are filled, Reh said he prescription drugs are collected and taken away to be incinerated. This way, she said, the drugs can’t be abused. McCuistion said the three additional drop-off locations will make prescription drug disposal more manageable for law enforcement agencies in Carroll County. “Originally, the sheriff’s office had a smaller box, and the other local agencies were still receiving pills,” she said. “People were returning them, and they didn’t have anywhere to put them. So they would hold some and eventually turn it over to CCSO, who kind of stored it for everyone.” “It got unmanageable at certain times,” Reh said. “The additional boxes should help a lot.” According to the website, the Food and Drug Administration (FDA), Environmental Protection Agency (EPA), Drug Enforcement Agency (DEA), the Arkansas Office of the Drug Director and numerous agencies in Arkansas recommend using medicine take-back programs

Ten Carroll County nonprofits gathered Thursday, Feb. 9, to choose their month for the 2017 Cocktails for a Cause season. Sponsored by Main Street Eureka Springs, Cocktails for a cause takes place every second Thursday from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Each nonprofit brought their supporters and board of directors to share about what their organization is doing and to take part in voting for that night’s donation. Each guest was given a voting dot to make their selection between one of the 10 chosen nonprofits, and Good Shepherd Humane Society was the winner with 22 votes. GSHS will receive a check for their portion of the donation for the evening. Each nonprofit then selected their month by a random drawing, creating the

as the best way to dispose of unwanted medicines. Trash disposal should be used only as a last resort, the site says, until all communities have convenient take-back options. The site says that medicines should not be flushed down the toilet or poured down the drain because they can end up polluting water systems, impacting aquatic species and contaminating food and water supplies. Most medicines are not removed by wastewater treatment plants or septic systems, it says, and even very low levels of medicines in the environment hurt aquatic life. The site cautions that throwing medicines in the trash does not ensure that children and pets cannot get to them. There is an epidemic of accidental poisoning from medicines in homes, it says, and children are the most common victims. Also, the site says human medications are the leading cause of pet poisoning, most often from trash-related toxic exposures. “Our state motto for dealing with prescription drugs is ‘Monitor, secure, dispose,’ ” McCuistion said. “Always be sure to dispose of your prescriptions properly.” Reh said one of RPP’s goals is to educate people about proper disposal versus improper disposal. Part of that process, she said, includes the establishment of drop-off locations and advertising those spots to the community. If residents use the drop-off locations, she said it helps keep prescription drugs out of people’s hands and out of the water system. “We will provide fliers to each of these locations as well as other public venues in the county,” Reh said. “In the long run, I think this will be very good for Carroll County.”

2017 Cocktails for a Cause schedule. This year’s schedule includes The Purple Flower in March, the Eureka Springs Community Center in April, The Writers Colony in June, the Eureka Springs School of the Arts in July, Good Shepherd Humane Society in August, People Helping People in September, Five and Dime Drama Collective in October, Eureka Springs Trails in November and Main Stage in December. Main Street Eureka Springs also chose its wild card nonprofit, winning a Cocktails for a Cause event in May. Project Self-Esteem was the winner of that. Cocktails for a Cause helps raise funds for nonprofits directly impacting the quality of life in Carroll County. For more information on Main Street Eureka Springs, visit

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From left to right, Officer Drebenstedt, PP Representative Laurie Reh and Carroll County Hometown Health Chair Renée Allison show off the newly installed prescription drug drop off box at the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office.

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Wine dinner

Krewe du Kork and Clear Spring School’s first annual wine dinner at Cottage Inn was held on Saturday, Feb. 11. Pictured from left to right are Phyllis Poe, Clear Spring’s head of school, and Dori Thomas, Clear Spring’s director of admissions and development.

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Blingin’ the ’Brellas

Photos by Tavi Ellis

The Eureka Mardi Gras court decorated umbrellas for their Second Line and parades on Wednesday, Feb. 8, at Eureka Live.

Miranda Smith shows off her design skills and ‘Brella bling.’

Dancing to upbeat tunes, Diane Goodwin, Tommie Zwernemann and Mary Popovac make the gathering a party.

Steve Roberson and Pam Davenport make a toast to the 2017 Chris Patton is having a blast making a floral motif on her new Second Line umbrella. Mardi Gras season.

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Chocolate Festival


Photos by David Bell

The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce hosted its annual Chocolate Festival on Saturday, Feb. 11.

Photographer Terry Scott of the Holiday Island Association of the Arts serves up chocolate treats.

Cindy Boosey offers selections from her business.

Turpentine Creek volunteer Mel Jensen samples the goodies provided by the wildlife refuge.

Autumn Spencer, left, and Sarah Johnson enjoy the event.

Jeanine Duffey gets ready for a taste of the chocolates offered by the Passion Play’s Mallory Butler.

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Sweet Treat

Photo by Tavi Ellis

These hungry third-graders at Eureka Springs Elementary School are enjoying a special ice cream treat as their reward for showing significant growth on the interim ACT Aspire test.







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Birds and Breakfast program scheduled for Feb. 25

Hobbs State Park Conservation Area will host its third annual program series Birds and Breakfast from 9 a.m. to 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, at the visitor center on Highway 12 east of the Highway 12 and War Eagle Road intersection. Participants can have a cup of coffee or



juice and breakfast with the birds. The Wildlife Society of the University of Arkansas will be catching songbirds, handling these birds and releasing them back into the wild. All the activities are free, and registration is not required. For more information, call 479-789-5000.

Foreign film festival continues with showing of ‘Embrace of the Serpent’ Feb. 17

The Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library will continue its foreign film festival with the acclaimed Colombian film “Embrace of the Serpent” at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, in the Library Annex Friends Room. The film features an encounter, apparent betrayal and finally life-affirming friendship

between an Amazonian shaman (the last survivor of his people) and two foreign scientists. It is not rated. Admission and popcorn are free. For more information, go to the events calendar at or call 479253-8754.

Senior Center Menu The Carroll County Senior Activity and Wellness Center is located at 202 W. Madison Ave. in Berryville. Lunch is served weekdays at noon. Monday, Feb. 20 Closed Tuesday, Feb. 21 Popcorn shrimp, steamed rice, mixed vegetables, bread and fruit Wednesday, Feb. 22

Baked chicken, au gratin potatoes, peas and pearl onions, wheat bread and angel food cake Thursday, Feb. 23 Country-fried steak, mashed potatoes, zucchini and tomatoes, wheat bread and pears Friday, Feb. 24 Chili with meat and beans, steamed cabbage, crackers and apple crisps.

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Tuesday, Feb. 21 Breakfast: Mini cinis, cereal and strawberry banana yogurt, strawberry Pop Tarts or chocolate or powdered mini doughnuts, dried cranberries, juice and milk Lunch: Cheeseburger, crinkle fries, sandwich veggies sides, fruit, juice and milk Wednesday, Feb. 22 Breakfast: Mini pancakes, cereal and strawberry banana yogurt, strawberry Pop Tarts or chocolate or powdered mini doughnuts, fruit, juice and milk. Lunch: Homemade macaroni and cheese with popcorn chicken, green beans, blackeyed pea salad, pineapple tidbits, juice and milk.

Thursday, Feb. 23 Breakfast: Egg, cheese and bacon breakfast boat, cereal and strawberry banana yogurt, strawberry Pop Tarts or chocolate or powdered mini doughnuts, Mandarin oranges, juice and milk Lunch: Spicy chicken tacos, shredded iceberg lettuce, salsa, jalapeño peppers, diced tomatoes, diced peaches, juice and milk. Friday, Feb. 24 Breakfast: Biscuit and gravy with turkey bacon, strawberry banana yogurt and oatmeal bar, cereal and strawberry banana yogurt or chocolate or powdered mini doughnuts, dried cranberries, juice and milk. Lunch: Pepperoni and cheese pizza, fresh green side salad, black-eyed pea salad, strawberry cup, juice and milk

Photo courtesy of the Eureka Springs Historical Museum

Anna Lund’s story began in Sweden. She and her 10-year-old son, Hugo, immigrated to America in 1874 and were naturalized citizens by the time they arrived in the new health spa city. Hugo built the Queen Anne-style house located at 51 Steele Street in 1900 and created the terraces shown in the pictures around 1905. The area behind his home, down across the hollow, was referred to as ‘Little Switzerland’ by locals. The numerous terraces, rock walls, flower beds and imported trees took Hugo 17 years to complete. Many tourists viewed the garden from Douglas Street on the other side of the narrow valley, and a photo of the garden became a postcard printed in German. In addition to planting Paulownia trees (native to Russia) in the parks around town, Hugo was also responsible for planting most of the hardwood Maple trees that line the streets of Eureka Springs. He was the gardener for Hatchet Hall, home of one of Eureka Springs’ nationally known figures, Carrie Nation. He was also known to grow fruits and vegetables and sell them off his truck for a nominal fee.

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Community center foundation raises $11,052 to open the gym

The Eureka Springs Community Center Foundation’s Dining Around Town fundraiser was a success. Event facilitator Fatima VanZant, explained that the community came out to 12 restaurants over three months to raise $11,052 during the first round of the fundraiser. The money raised is earmarked to open the gym and create programming for Eureka Springs youth, scheduled to begin as early as March. The community center foundation thanks the restaurants that generously donated their time and their money. The restaurants’ generosity and enthusiastic staff were highlighted as all playing a major part in the shared success. The foundation also thanks the folks who committed their time and resources, ensuring that ESCCF raised the maximum amount of our matching donation, as well as the chefs who showcased their artistic talents

and donated auction items. “The restaurants were fantastic. However, special appreciation goes to the royal and loyal following of diners. It became a true community event with crowds growing each week,” VanZant said. The success of these events has inspired ESCCF to continue the effort on a monthly basis. The second round of Dine Arounds will begin March 8 at Caribe and will continue on a designated Wednesday each month. Caribe will be celebrating the move of the Eureka Springs Farmers Market to the community center and their summer season. The Eureka Springs Community Center project continues to move forward with plans to relocate the farmers market, open the gym and initiate a trail hub scheduled for 2017.  Donations are welcome at


Kim Leslie Allen O’Neil

Aug. 14, 1955 – Jan. 21, 2017

Kim Leslie Allen O’Neill, of Eureka Springs, was born Aug. 14, 1955, in Newport, Ore., daughter of Luther David and Marianne Evangeline Allen Monden. She departed this life Saturday, Jan. 21, 2017 in Fayetteville, Arkansas, at the age of 61 years. Kim was a member of the Plein Air Painters of Eureka Springs, the Eureka Springs Farmers’ Market in 2015, and the Fayetteville Farmers’Market from 20062017. She is survived by her husband of 15 years, Paul O’Neill of Eureka Springs; sister-in-law, Jane O’Neill of Englewood, Fla.; brother-in-law, Mark O’Neill of Byron Center, Mich.; stepfather, Gene Monden of Newport, Ore.; brother and sisterin-law, Steven and Chris Allen of Newport, Ore.; brothers, Michael and David Allen of Salem, Ore. and several nieces and nephews. She is preceded in death by her parents, and one sister, Shelly Olsen. A Celebration of Life will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, February 22, 2017 at

the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, 207 W Van Buren, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Memorial donations may be made to the Willard Walker Hospice Home, 325 East Longview Street, Fayetteville, Arkansas 72703. A private committal service will be held at a later date. Arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

University of Arkansas recognizes local students

The University of Arkansas has announced its graduates for the fall 2016 semester. The graduates include Daniel Kinsey and Amber Lenser of Berryville, Brianna Freeman of Eureka Springs and Derek Hamilton of Green Forest. The university also named local students to the Chancellor’s and Dean’s Lists for the fall semester. The Chancellor’s list includes Kinsee Bailey, Lauren Garvin, Robert Hudgens, Taylor LaCour, Bailey Pearson, Jessica Phillippe, Kylee Sigmon, Emily

TRANSITION Edwin Randall Tolle of Holiday Island, was born March 27, 1926, in Studley, Kan., son of Howard LaVerne and Fairy (Harter) Tolle of Eureka Springs, who preceded him in death. Ed departed this life Tuesday, Jan. 31, 2017 in Eureka Springs, at the age of 90 years. Ed proudly served his country in the Merchant Marine. He graduated from Wayne State University with a doctorate degree in Education. He was a member of the St. James Episcopal Church, charter member of Holiday Island Rotary Club, Elks Lodge, American Legion, V.F.W. and Masonic Lodge Huntsville No. 364. Ed spent 20 years in public education (as teacher, principal, assistant superintendent, college professor) and 25 years in federal service with the Agency for International Development/Department of State (in education, urban, general development) in Vietnam, North Yemen, Liberia, Somalia and Latin America. He was author/ co-author of: The Eureka Springs Railway: a Short-Line Railroad to a Little Town, Ozark Speechifyin’, The Great Eureka Springs Bank Robbery, Rattlesnake Pete and the Great 1,000 Mile Horse Race. Ed loved traveling and spending time with his family and friends.

Sugg-Richter and Emily Trowbridge of Berryville; Wade Carter and Shelby Clark of Eureka Springs and Meleah Perez of Green Forest. The Dean’s List includes Tracie Bellinger, Jose Rangel and Brett Sooter of Berryville; Callista Dendler and Chandler Evans of Eureka Springs and Bryanna Russell of Green Forest. The Chancellor’s List includes recognizes students who ended the semester with a 4.0 grade-point-average, and the Dean’s List recognizes students who received a grade-point-average between 3.5 and 3.9.

Edwin Randall Tolle

March 27, 1926 – Jan. 31, 2017 On June 10, 1976, he was united in marriage to Loan Kim (Mai) Tolle, who survives him at their home. He is also survived by his three sons and two daughters, Michael E. Tolle and wife Barbara of San Francisco, Calif., Steven A. Tolle, Col., USA (Ret) and wife Karen of Grand Junction, Colo., Jeffrey R. Tolle and wife Charlene of Sullivan, Mo., Yume K. T. Leavell and husband Ken of Holiday Island, Ark., Colleen T. King and husband Eric of Lakewood, Colo. Grandchildren: Gilman Tolle and wife Diane of San Francisco, Calif., Ian Tolle and wife Jessica of Troy, NY, Theresa Nelson and husband Jim of Collierville, Tenn., Jamie Yachym and husband Eric of Parker, Colo., Ayden, Larrah and Kenner Leavell, and Beau King. Great-Grandchildren: Joscelin, baby boy on the way, Jordan, Austin, Olivia, Vincent and Greyson. Memorial service will be in March (date to be announced) at the St. James Episcopal Church, Eureka Springs. Arrangements under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Memorial donations may be made to St. James Episcopal Church, 28 Prospect, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral. com.

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Lee R. McNeil

July 11, 1953 – Feb. 2, 2017

Lee R. McNeill, of Eureka Springs, was born July 11, 1953, in Berryville, son of Andrew McNeill and Marian (Perkins) Deans. He departed this life Thursday, Feb. 2, 2017 in Eureka Springs, at the age of 63 years. He is survived by two sons, Martin McNeill and wife, Mandy, of Golden, Mo.; Brian McNeill of Eureka Springs; mother, Marian Deans of Cushing, Okla.; four sisters, Joyce Phillips and husband, Sam, of Mississippi; Joan Clark of South Carolina; Jean McNeill and Freddie Wilson of Stroud, Okla.; Jessie Dodson and Larry Rich of Cushing, Okla.; grandson, Michael McNeill; former wife and best friend, Patricia Ann McNeill; several nieces, nephews other family, friends and

loved ones. He is preceded in death by his father, Andrew McNeill. Visitation will be 5:00 p.m. until 7:00 p.m., Tuesday, Feb. 7, 2017 at Nelson’s Chapel of the Springs, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Funeral service will be at 10:00 a.m., Wednesday, Feb. 8, 2017 at Nelson’s Chapel of the Springs, Eureka Springs, Ark. with Brother Billy Williams officiating. Interment will follow the service at the Shady Grove Cemetery, Osage, Arkansas under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Memorial donations may be made to the Cowboy Church, PO Box 883, Green Forest, Arkansas 72638. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


from Carroll County Sheriff’s Office. Feb. 12 12:25 a.m. — A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a male subject for driving while intoxicated, driving left of center and implied consent. 1:52 a.m. — A complainant advised that a male at an area bar was involved in a verbal argument. The complainant advised that the subject was intoxicated and threatened harm with a weapon. Officers responded and checked the area. They spoke to a few witnesses who advised that the male had left the area. 3:20 a.m. — As a result of checking a suspicious vehicle, a male subject was arrested for driving while intoxicated. 11:06 a.m. — A caller advised that they wanted to file a report for a stolen cell phone. An officer responded and filed a report. 11:44 a.m. — A caller advised that someone had tried to break into one of the sheds at Lake Leatherwood. An officer responded and took a report. 12:40 p.m. — A clerk at an area hotel requested officers’ assistance with an intoxicated female that was staying in one of the rooms. An officer responded and told the female to go into her room and not come out. The officer later found the female out of her room again and arrested her for public intoxication.

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port of an accident involving a vehicle versus a house. We’re pretty sure the house had the right of way. 7:29 p.m. — A complainant advised of a white vehicle following him up East Mountain, tailgating him and driving recklessly. Officers responded and checked the area. They were unable to locate a vehicle matching the description given. 8:14 p.m. — The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office advised of a possible reckless driver coming from Berryville on Highway 62. Officers were in the area but did not see a vehicle matching the description given. Feb. 11 7:24 a.m. — An officer located a wreck by an area business and arrested a male subject for driving on a suspended license, careless driving and no proof of insurance. 2:26 p.m. — A male subject was arrested for obstructing. 5:05 p.m. — Officers responded to a report of a female causing a disturbance at a hotel. 6:21 p.m. — An officer picked up a dog. 10:11 p.m. — A female subject was arrested on a body attachment warrant


12:51 p.m. — A caller reported a dog running loose on Jordan Street. The animal control officer responded and issued a warning to the owner and advised them of the leash law. 1:23 p.m. — The animal control officer responded to a dog running loose at an area hotel. After recognizing the dog, the owner was notified to pick it up and issued a warning. 5:15 p.m. — A caller advised of a vehicle backed up to an area hotel that looked suspicious. An officer located the vehicle and spoke to the couple. The officer told them that they could not be on the property. 6:43 p.m. — A caller advised that she was being tailgated and coming into town. An officer made a traffic stop on the vehicle.

8:11 p.m. — Multiple calls were received about hearing gunshots near the post office. Officers responded but were unable to locate anything suspicious.




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CALENDAR of events

Send calendar entries to Kelby Newcomb at The calendar is reserved for events sponsored by non-profit entities, benefits for non-profits and free events. First priority will be given to organizations providing a public service, such as rural fire departments, schools, churches, hospital auxiliaries and services for senior citizens or veterans. Submissions should be timely. Calendar listings should not be more than 30 days in advance of the event. The calendar is sometimes edited to fit the available space in the print edition. See the full calendar online at

Feb. 16: Dance to Stop the Diamond Pipeline

The Dance to Stop the Diamond Pipeline event will be held from 7 p.m. to 2 a.m. on Thursday, Feb. 16, at Chelsea’s Corner Cafe in Eureka Springs. The event will include food and musicians such as Mountain Sprout, Sage Ahava, Charlie Delta Sidewinder and more. There is a suggested donation of $10 at the door, and the event will feature a raffle. Proceeds benefit Arkansas Rising. For more information on the organization, visit

Feb. 17: Dances of Universal Peace

Dances of Universal Peace will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 17 Elk St. The dances feature simple and joyful moving meditations that involve the singing of sacred phrases with accompanying movements from the world’s many spiritual traditions. Participation is free of charge. Contact Rebecca Babbs at 479-253-8303 or at for more information.

Feb. 18: Holocaust Survivor Talk

Holocaust survivor Ann Loufti will share her experiences as a child in Nazi Germany and a Poland prison camp at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at the Kings Hill Pioneer Church. For more information call 870-423-9399.

Feb. 19: Vic Olson Memorial Show

The Vic Olson Memorial Show will take place from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks in Eureka Springs. Visitors can explore the world of collectible beer cans and beer and brewery memorabilia

at the Beer Can and Breweriana Collectors Show. The event is hosted by the Progress & Ar-CAN-Sas chapters. Call 1-5800-552-3785 to reserve a room. Admission is free, and tables are $5 each. For more information contact Erin Jones at P.O. Box 1688, Springdale, AR 72765 or at

House, Purple Flower and Circle of Life Hospice. Tickets are $8 for adults, $4 for children ages four to 10 and free for children three and under. To reserve or purchase tickets in advance, contact any United Methodist women or call Janet Rose at 479-253-7051 or Shirley Lykins at 479-253-8812.

Feb. 19: EUUF Service

Feb. 25: Carroll County Democrats

Rabbi Rob Lennick will return to the Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship to inspire, educate and share his wisdom on a topic at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at 17 Elk St.

Feb. 20: Metafizzies Meeting

The Eureka Springs Metaphysical Society (Metafizzies) will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Feb. 20, at the Heart of Many Ways at 68 Mountain St. Dr. Stephen Foster will speak on “Identifying and Reading the Essene Scriptures.” All are welcome.

Feb. 22 and 25: Eureka Springs Youth Soccer Club

The Eureka Springs Youth Soccer Club will have its spring sign-up and registration for new and returning players from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, and from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Eureka Springs Middle School Cafeteria.

Feb. 24: Chili Supper

The United Methodist Women of the First United Methodist Church of Eureka Springs will host their 10th annual Chili Supper from 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24, at the church at 195 Huntsville Road. Proceeds from the tickets go toward the church’s local mission work, including giving to local organizations such as People Helping People, Flint Street Food Bank, ECHO, HOME, OARS, the Boy Scouts, the Jeremiah

The Carroll County Democrats will hold their quarterly meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Berryville Community Center. For more information contact secretary Missy Jackson at 870-423-9010.

Feb. 25: Benefit for Cinda Clark Rowe

A benefit for Cinda Clark Rowe will be held on Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Carroll County Fairgrounds. Events begin at 11 a.m. and include a rodeo, hot dog lunch, chili supper, silent auction, raffle and more. The hot dog lunch and chili supper will be $5 per plate. There will be a stick horse rodeo for kids 12-years-old and younger, and the entry fee will be $10 per kid. The entry fee for the 40-Barrel Race will be $35 and $20 extra for the Youth Side Pot, which is open to youth 15-years-old and younger. There will be a $500 added prize. All proceeds will go to Cinda and her family for medical expenses. For more information, contact Taylor Crawford at 479-981-9118 or Shelby Cosby at 479-453-9108.

Feb. 26: EUUF Service

The Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship will feature a video and discussion, facilitated by Bryan Manire, on “The Corruption of Our Democracy” at 11 a.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at 17 Elk St. The video challenges how citizens understand, participate and engage in democratic living.

Feb. 26: Souper Sunday

The Holiday Island Fire Department Souper Sunday will feature homemade soup from 10 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 26, at the Holiday Island Country Club Ballroom. The price is $6 for adults and $3 for children 12 and under. To donate soup, call Mary Amundsen at 479363-8125.

Feb. 27: Nutrient Applicator Certification Class

The Carroll County Extension Service will offer a nutrient applicator certification class at 1 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 27, in the Carroll Electric Community Room at 920 US-62 Spur in Berryville. For more information call the Extension Office at 870-423-4802.

Feb. 28: Ladies of Faith Meeting

The Ladies of Faith will meet at 10 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 28, at the Best Western Gazebo Restaurant in Eureka Springs. Julie Clark will speak on her testimony of how God healed her from cancer. Brunch will be served for $11.25. There will be door prizes and fellowship, and Beth Severe will minister in song. For more information contact Margo Pryor at 870-4239399.

March 2 and 15: Pesticide Applicator Training

The Carroll County Extension service has two pesticide application training classes planned for those who need to apply or re-certify for their restricted use pesticide license. This training is mandatory before using restricted use pesticides in Arkansas. The first class will be at 1:30 p.m. Thursday, March 2, at Cornerstone Bank in Berryville, and the second class will be at 6 p.m. Wednesday, March 15, at Cornerstone Bank in Berryville. Those interested must call 870-423-2958 to RSVP.

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TRANSITION Mary Jo Pouncey, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Dec. 22, 1940, in Splendora, Texas, daughter of John Wesley and Mary Elner (Thornton) Carter. She departed this life Saturday, Feb. 4, 2017, in Eureka Springs, Arkansas at the age of 76 years. Mary was a member of the New Apostolic Church in Eureka Springs. She was a NASCAR fan and avid sports fanatic. She was a huge Eureka Springs Highlander sports fan. She enjoyed being outside fishing, playing softball and basketball. She floated the local rivers and others away from here with family and friends. She loved all kinds of music, especially Willie Nelson and attended many of his Fourth of July picnics. She was one of the first disc jockeys at the original Eureka Springs radio station, known as MJ the DJ. She was very adventurous whether it was taking an unplanned road trip, playing cards or just cooking for family and friends. She especially enjoyed the time she spent with her life-long girlfriends, Joyce, Fran and Sandy. She was the youngest of seven children and was spoiled rotten by her older siblings, especially her sisters, Sybel and Betty. She is survived by her five children, Karen Maloney, and husband, Jim of Tulsa, Okla.; Terri Pouncey of Shell Knob, Mo.; Steve Pouncey, and wife, Debbie, of Eureka Springs; Susie Wade and husband, Dillard of Paola, Kan.; and Mark Pouncey of Eureka Springs. She is also survived by two brothers, Rufus “Buddy” Carter and wife, Florence of Cleveland, Texas; Leroy Carter and wife, Tommie of Splendora, Texas; seven grandchildren, Daniel Maloney, Matthew Maloney, Dakota Pouncey, Emily Pouncey, Jessica Gilmore, Stephanie Wade and Cindy Thomp-

Mary Jo Pouncey

Dec. 22, 1940 – Feb. 4, 2017


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son; great-grandchildren, Emma & Noah Gilmore, Gage Wade, Wyatt Foley, A.J., Cole & Wade Thompson; several nieces, nephews, other relatives and many friends. On Dec. 24, 1956, she was united in marriage with David Lee Pouncey, who preceded her in death. She is also preceded in death by her parents, John Wesley and Mary Elner (Thornton) Carter; two sisters, Sybel Carter and Betty Transou; two brothers, Elgin Carter & D.W. Carter. Visitation was held Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017 at Nelson’s Chapel of the Springs, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Funeral service was Friday, Feb. 10, at Nelson’s Chapel of the Springs with Rev. Jim Maloney officiating. Interment followed at the Eureka Springs Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Memorial donations may be made to the Eureka Springs Highlander Booster Club, PO Box 405 Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Soccer Club spring sign-ups slated for Feb. 22 and 25

The Eureka Springs Youth Soccer Club will have its spring sign-up and registration for new and returning players from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Wednesday, Feb. 22, and from 9 a.m. to 11:30 a.m. Saturday, Feb. 25, at the Eureka Springs Middle School cafeteria. Visit for more information regarding sign-up, fees and first practices.

The Abendschone Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR) recently presented the 2017 DAR Good Citizens awards to seniors from four local schools. The awards included official DAR certificates, pins, wallet cards and checks. They were given to seniors demonstrating qualities of what it takes to be a good citizen. Each school district selected a senior best representing these qualities, and the students wrote an essay about ‘Our American Heritage and Our Responsibility for Preserving It.’ Audrey Romero of Berryville was the grand prize winner. Pictured from left to right are Dana Sue Busch of the DAR, Romero, B’Elanna Powell of Clear Spring School, Heidi Kirk of Eureka Springs High School, Sloane Coffey of Green Forest High School and Judy Germani of the DAR.

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Linda Hager of Cottage Inn Restaurant and Krewe du Kork and Cné Breaux present a check to Clear Spring School for the Krewe du Kork’s benefit dinner. Altogether, the dinner raised $2,200 for the school. Pictured from left to right are Hager, Breaux and Clear Spring’s head of school Phyllis Poe.

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THURSDAY, FEB. 16 • Brews, 2 Pine St., 479-244-0878: Artist Reception, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m. • Cathouse, 82 Armstrong, 479-3639976: Mardi Gras Party w/Jimmy Wayne Garrett and the Liberty Bell Rhythm Band, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. • Eureka Live, 35 N. Main, 479-2537020: Happy Hour, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; Green Screen Karaoke, 9 p.m. • Farmers’ Market, Pine Mountain Village: Los Roscoes, 9 a.m. to noon • Grande Taverne, 37 N. Main St., 479253-6756: Jerry Yester, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. • Legends Saloon (Lumberyard), 105 E. Van Buren, 479-253-2500: Happy Hour, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; SOB, 9 p.m. FRIDAY, FEB. 17 • Brews, 2 Pine St., 479-244-0878: Pearl Brick, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. • Cathouse, 82 Armstrong, 479-3639976: Lori Locke Band, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. • Chelsea’s, 10 Mountain St., 479-253-

6723: Opal Agafia, 9 p.m. • Eureka Live, 35 N. Main, 479-2537020: Happy Hour, 5 p.m. to 8 p.m.; DJ and Dancing, 8 p.m. • Grande Taverne, 479-253-6756: Arkansas Red, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. • Legends Saloon (Lumberyard), 479253-2500: Happy Hour, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; DJ Karaoke w/ Stan, 8 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den, 47 Spring St., 479-363-6444: Pearson Brothers Duo, 8 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Tavern, 417 W. Van Buren, 479-253-8544: 2 Dog 2 Karaoke, 7 p.m. SATURDAY, FEB. 18 • 4 States Event Center, 2100 E. Van Buren, 479-363-6466: RK Road Show Karaoke; 7 p.m. to midnight (No Cover) • Brews, 2 Pine St., 479-244-0878: Eric Howell, 7 p.m. to 10 p.m. • Cathouse, 82 Armstrong, 479-3639976: Dave Smith Four, 8 p.m. to 11 p.m. • Chelsea’s, 479-253-6723: Matt Smith

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& Ocie Fisher, 9 p.m. • Eureka Live, 479-253-7020: DJ and Dancing, 9 p.m. to close • Event Eureka, 39 Spring St., 479-3636106: Mardi Gras Black Light Ball w/ DJ Testube, 7 p.m. Must show tickets at door • Grande Taverne, 479-253-6756: Jerry Yester, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. • Legends Saloon, 479-253-2500: Happy Hour, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.; Ruckus, 9 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe, 479-253-2525: Pete & Dave, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den, 479-363-6444: Sunshine Ramblers Duo, noon to 4 p.m.; Sunshine Ramblers Trio, 8 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Tavern, 479-2538544: Pearson Brothers Trio, 7 p.m. SUNDAY, FEB. 19 • Brews, 479-244-0878: Trivia, 6 p.m. • Eureka Live, 479-253-7020: Green Screen Karaoke, 7 p.m. • Legends Saloon (Lumberyard): Happy Hour, 1 p.m. to 6 p.m.: Texas Holdem, 7 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Tavern, 479-253-

Five & Dime Drama Collective will present its first full-length play, “Dance of Deceit,” by local playwright Tom Gorsuch at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 7, at The Auditorium in Eureka Springs. Larry Horn will direct the original work featuring local actors and on-stage musicians. It will be a multimedia produc-

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tion including overhead video and still projections to complement stage action. The play is part of the May Festival of the Arts and is partially supported by the Eureka Springs Arts Council and the Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission. Auditions will be held from 1 p.m. to 3 p.m. and from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Feb. 27 and 28 at the Carnegie Library Annex at 192 Spring St. Only Eureka Springs and Carroll County residents will be cast in the play. There are six roles in the play: two retirees (one male, one female, over 60); three middle age (two male, one female, 40-60) and one young adult (female, 20s-30s). Email for an electronic copy of the play and script excerpts to be used in the auditions. Cast selection will occur in early March.

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Get your heart in check


lthough regular cholesterol tests have helped doctors to check for heart attack risk in Jim Fain many patients, we all know of people with normal levels who have had a heart attack. I know of people with very high levels that have lived long lives, untreated. Conventional cholesterol testing provides some help. I’ve read these tests identify only 40 percent of those at risk for heart attack and coronary artery disease. There is a lab test called VAP, which stands for vertical auto profile, which more accurately measures risk of cholesterol and heart attack. In the conventional lab test the total bad cholesterol (LDL) is reported but there are different types of LDL. The size and nature is different between the types: Some types are large and fluffy (and not so bad) while others are small and dense and not too good for heart health. The VAP test measures all of these types plus the usual ones. You get a far better understanding of what is happening in your body. This test is easily obtained. It works both ways, as patients who test OK in a regular cholesterol panel sometimes are found to be at risk for heart disease after taking the VAP test. This is important, not only to choose proper medications, but also for tracking improvement when people are working to be healthier, whether with drugs or natural supplements. Some people have resistance to natural statins like red yeast rice or even the prescribed ones, like Vytorin or Lipitor. The prescribed are much more powerful but also have many more long-term effects. There is some emerging data supporting a link to diabetes and use of prescribed statins. To me, more information is always better so improved choices can be made. Suppose reducing cholesterol with statins isn’t the best way? Research is underway, in people, that could change the way doctors use statin drugs and cholesterol lowering. Suppose raising to optimal (not normal) levels of hormones would reduce cholesterol (lipid) levels, naturally? In most test subjects cholesterol dropped without statin drugs just by optimizing certain hormones. Seems the body needs cholesterol to produce hormones and if hormones are low the body naturally produces more soup stock of cholesterol. The expense of the statin drugs as well as all of the long-term side effects would not exist for most people. Statin side effects are medically managed often with more drugs prescribed. While this new approach is complicated, I’m excited with what this could mean to the quality OF life for an aging nation.

Wisecrack ZODIAC ARIES: If wishes were horses, drunken texts would be half-mad centaurs galloping across your living room. Do all your wishing and stupidity outside, because some things will never come out of the carpet. TAURUS: When things look bleak, remember that somewhere, someone is getting hilariously kicked in the nuts or falling off a skateboard. There are so many epic fails in the world, you barely count. GEMINI: That sparkle in your eye isn’t because someone rubbed your contacts against a static-charged balloon again; there’s something actually positive coming in your day. Don’t get cocky. CANCER: The best things in life are free, but the really awesome, tremendous things are hidden behind a paywall. Time to ask for that raise so you can bump up your subscription to the universe. LEO: People don’t understand you, and that’s the way you like it. You’re like a physics class in Esperanto; nobody gets it, but everyone loves your air of mystery. VIRGO: What’s waiting in your week? The truth will startle you! OK, it won’t surprise you that much, but you should be concerned about what the cat is eating after you see what it did in your shoes. LIBRA: One small step for man is really just a twitch for a giraffe. So why aren’t they in space? These are things that keep you up on Sunday night. You should really stop eating chocolate chips and olives before bed. SCORPIO: You know your own self-worth, but that doesn’t mean you can turn in the receipt to karma and get reimbursed. Besides, the universe can’t take you back anyway, you’re stretched out and clearly worn. Put yourself on eBay instead. SAGITTARIUS: All the world’s a dance party, and you’re stuck behind the punch bowl. Time to hand over the ladle to the weird guy in the corduroy vest and show everyone your awkward

moves; they will applaud your courage and start a GoFundMe for your lost rhythm. CAPRICORN: Good news doesn’t always come as a singing telegram; sometimes it’s written in Sharpie on a rock and thrown at your head. Celebrate it after the concussion clears. AQUARIUS: Sometimes you feel about as useful as an iPad stylus in a

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room of Commodore 64s. Don’t underestimate yourself; you’re a handy weapon in case a heated nerdfight breaks out. Aim for the soft spots, which is easy: they’re all soft spots. PISCES: It’s fine to make your own luck, but you might watch a YouTube tutorial first. Otherwise, you’ll never break out of that hot glue shell you’ve welded yourself into, and you’ll spread glitter everywhere.


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Pet of the Week

This is Thomas (F14-0058). Our boy Thomas has several nicknames. “Thomas with the sad eyes” being one, but the most popular is “Tuck, Tuck Thomas.” Thomas absolutely loves to help you make the bed. He needs to be an inside-only kitty. He would love to get adopted with his best friend Hades. Both are long-term kitties here at the shelter. He is neutered and has his shots. He’s available for adoption at the Good Shepherd Animal Shelter on Highway 62 east of Eureka Springs. The shelter is open from noon to 5 p.m. every day but Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information, call 479-253-9188.



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heard a presentation from a representative of the Personnel Policies Committee regarding stipends that faculty members receive for overseeing extracurricular activities. The committee conducted a survey of those faculty members and discovered that nearly all of them believed their stipends should be increased. After some discussion, the board decided to table the issue for its next meeting The board voted unanimously to increase hourly pay from $9 to $10 an hour for substitute custodians and food service workers. The board’s next regular meeting is scheduled for 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 14, at the district administration building.

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Ladies of Faith to meet Feb. 28

The Ladies of Faith will meet at 10 a.m. Tuesday, Feb. 28, at the Best Western Gazebo Restaurant in Eureka Springs. Julie Clark will speak on how God healed her from cancer. There will be a brunch served, and it will cost $11.25. There will also be door prizes and fellowship. Beth Severe will minister in song. For more information, contact Margo Pryor at 870-423-9399.

Holocaust survivor to speak at local church Feb. 18

Holocaust survivor Ann Loufi will share her experiences as a child in Nazi Germany and a Poland prison camp at 6:30 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, at Kings Hill Pioneer Church. For more information, call 870-423-9399.

TRANSITION Cinda Lea Rowe, a resident of Eureka Springs, Rock House Community was born Feb. 20, 1962 in Berryville, daughter of George Edward and Janice Pearl (Sisco) Clark. She departed this life Thursday, Feb. 9, 2017, in Fayetteville, Arkansas at the age of 54 years. Cinda loved spending time with her family, friends and others in the community. On Dec. 17, 2011, she was united in marriage with Jerald Rowe who survives her of the home. She is also survived by her daughter, Lindsey Pearl Clark of Peabody, Mass.; mother, Janice Clark of Rock House, Ark.; three brothers, Jeff Clark, James Clark and Aaron Clark and wife, Linda of Rock House, Ark.; twin sister, Linda Capper and husband, Roger, of Springdale, Ark.; niece and nephew, Hannah and Jacob Capper of Springdale, Ark.; several aunts, uncles, other relatives and many friends. She is preceded in death by her father, George Clark; brother, Michael Clark and nephew, Levi Capper. Visitation was held Monday at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel, Ber-

Cinda Lea Rowe

Feb. 20, 1962 – Feb. 9, 2017

ryville. Funeral service was held Tuesday, Feb. 14, at Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel with Brother James Kelley officiating. Interment followed at the Rock House Cemetery in Madison County under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service, Inc. Memorial donations may be made to the Rock House Cemetery c/o Jimmy Clark, 1381 CR 509, Eureka Springs, Arkansas. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Dances of Universal Peace scheduled for Feb. 17

Dances of Universal Peace will be held at 7 p.m. Friday, Feb. 17, at the Unitarian Universalist Church at 17 Elk St. in Eureka Springs. The dances are simple and joyful moving meditations that involve the singing of sacred phrases with accompanying movements from the world’s many spiritual traditions. Participation is free. For more information, contact Rebecca Babbs at 479-253-8303 or email

CAPC launches Made in Eureka Springs campaign

The Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission has launched a new campaign. Called “Made in Eureka Springs,” the campaign features all things made here, from products to experiences and everywhere in between. Part of the campaign will include weekly 15- to 90-second videos for viral distribution on a variety of digital channels and

outlets, including MadeInEurekaSprings. org. The goal of the campaign is to highlight the unique and diverse people, places, businesses and things Eureka Springs has to offer year-round. If you would like to become part of the campaign, fill out the application form at

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