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House Full of History

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both seek rehearing changes location

Charges include domestic battery, public intox

Opponents say approval was contrary to the law

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by someone at the Eureka Springs High School to take a criminal mischief report. 11:34 a.m. – A caller advised his employee was involved in an accident on Owen Street – he had backed into another vehicle. An officer responded to take a report. 1:17 p.m. – A woman was arrested for outstanding warrants out of the Carroll County Office and Heber Springs for bad checks. March 12 12:18 a.m. – As a result of a traffic stop, officers arrested a man for no driver’s license and speeding. 12:29 p.m. – Caller reported a male subject in the valley between Tads and Paxos with a rifle of some sort. Officer talked to the complainant but didn’t see anyone in the valley, but he made contact with a local resident who advised the officer that he was in the valley with his BB gun. See Dispatch, page 31

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SWEPCO, STO both file for new hearings By Kristal Kuykendall

Both Southwestern Electric Power Co. and grassroots opposition group Save The Ozarks are asking the Arkansas Public Service Commission for a new hearing on whether SWEPCO should be allowed to build some 50 miles of 345,000 Volt 150-foot-tall power lines through Benton and Carroll counties. SWEPCO, for its part, is seeking a “limited rehearing” only on the topic of the APSC judge’s ruling that Route 33 was “unreasonable” and that Route 109 — the utility’s least-preferred route, going through Missouri — was approved. The utility also is seeking clarification on some of the judge’s directives from her late January decision. STO, on the other hand, is seeking a complete rehearing based on numerous issues, arguing in its filing late Tuesday that the commission’s decision to allow the power line along SWEPCO’s Route 109 is “arbitrary and unreasonable, contrary to Arkansas and federal law, contrary to … due process, is not supported by substantial evidence, and is unjust.” SWEPCO on Friday filed with the APSC a request for a limited rehearing, asking commissioners to reconsider whether its proposed Route 33 is unreasonable, as was ruled by the commission’s administrative law judge seven weeks ago. APSC Administrative Law Judge Connie Griffin announced her approval of SWEPCO’s project in Orders 32 and 33 following the utility’s April 2013 application to construct about 50 miles of transmission lines, each 150 feet tall and requiring an herbicide-cleared right-of-way 150 feet wide along the route. Order 32, issued by Griffin on Jan. 17 of this year, granted SWEPCO approval of its application but only along Route 109, its least-favored route. It begins at the Shipe Road station in Benton County, runs north, enters Missouri and turns eastward through McDonald and Barry counties for about 25 miles, and then re-enters Arkansas and traverses western Carroll County – running just north of Eureka Springs and crossing Highway 23 north just below

Holiday Island near the intersection with petition for review with the Arkansas State Highway 187. The Missouri portion of the Court of Appeals.” route is proving a challenge as lawmakers Save the Ozarks board member Doug in that state immediately began to fight the Stowe said, “SWEPCO is demanding a proposal in the state Legislature. resurrection of Route 33. Their power-line Order 33, issued by Griffin on Jan. 21, proposal deserved to be a dead horse stated that the two remaining route alter- from the get-go. We keep trying to bury natives, Routes 33 and 108, are “not rea- it ‘cause it stinks, and they keep flogging sonable.” it in the hopes it will neigh, bray and run In its pleading entered Friday, SWEP- rough-shod across the Ozarks. This matter CO asks for a limited rehearing only on is far from over.” the subjects of the selection of Route 109 STO SEEKS DO-OVER, TOO and the deeming of Route 33 as unreasonIn its petition filed Tuesday afternoon able. The utility also is asking for clarifi- with the APSC, Save The Ozarks attorney cation of some of the judge’s directives in Mick Harrison begins his 45 pages of arOrder 32. guments by noting that “They want a reArkansas law requires hearing limited specifSWEPCO to obtain “They want a rehearing ically to Route 33 and the relevant environlimited specifically to whether it is reasonmental permits before Route 33 and whether it is able,” explained Pat any hearing and to Costner, founder and “submit said permits reasonable. They do not director of grassroots with its application so want the whole ball of opposition group Save the commission may wax reconsidered.” The Ozarks. “They do consider these pernot want the whole mits prior to deciding – Pat Costner ball of wax reconsidwhether to deny or ered.” grant approval to build Previously, SWEPthe lines.” CO asked for a similar “do-over” on the However, that has not been done in issue of whether the new power line is this case, Harrison notes, and those facts needed, she said, and they were allowed are undisputed, as several of SWEPCO’s it in a sort of “back-door maneuver” with witnesses at the August hearing held in paperwork, Costner noted. Little Rock acknowledged that multiple “So if history repeats itself, the com- environmental permits that are required missioners will likely give SWEPCO a for the project had not yet been obtained. do-over regarding the selection of its pre- (Some of them appeared to be impossible ferred path, Route 33,” Costner said. “We to obtain at any point in the future, as ormay all have to take another trip to Little ganizations such as the U.S. Army Corps Rock.” of Engineers have publicly warned that it The petition for a rehearing from would not allow the power lines to be built SWEPCO was expected, Costner noted. over Corps property, including Table Rock “This doesn’t change STO’s course. Lake — which lies on at least three of the We gave the APSC sound evidence that original six proposed routes that were prothere is no public need for this project,” posed by SWEPCO.) said the former Greenpeace scientist. “We Regardless, Harrison argues in STO’s documented numerous omissions and fac- filing that the lack of the required envitual errors in SWEPCO’s application, and ronmental permits constitutes an incomwe showed that SWEPCO failed to meet plete application on SWEPCO’s part and a substantial list of legal standards. APSC it should never have even been considered dismissed all of this. Now we will file a without them, in accordance with state law petition for a full rehearing with the APSC and past Supreme Court rulings on the isbecause this is a requirement for filing a sue.

“Because SWEPCO has not yet obtained these required permits and has not submitted such permits for review by the commission, SWEPCO has not complied” with Arkansas law, and consequently, the commission should have denied SWEPCO’s application, STO’s filing says. “Its failure to do so is contrary to law.” Its second major argument says that while state law requires that SWEPCO’s Environmental Impact Study, submitted with its application, must assess adverse impacts on parks, recreation areas and historic sites. But the commission approved SWEPCO’s application – contrary to the law, STO argues – despite the fact that records show that federal as well as state agencies have unresolved and unaddressed concerns regarding the project’s adverse impacts. “The SWEPCO EIS and application have obvious defects and omissions in failing the address impacts on Army Corps properties including impacts on lakes and rivers,” the STO filing states. “It is undisputed that the SWEPCO EIS fails to address erosion and sedimentation issues relating to Corps properties stemming from potential loss of vegetation, loss of Bald Eagle roosting habitat, impacts to cultural resources, and the aesthetic impacts from a 150-foot right-of-way. SWEPCO has not sat down with the Army Corps to attempt to address the Corps’ concerns about such adverse environmental impacts and omissions in the EIS.” Furthermore, several state agencies have also expressed similar concerns regarding impacts to parks, recreation areas, and historic sites, the filing states, and “many of these agency concerns have yet to be resolved.” For these reasons, the commission’s decision to grant approval to the SWEPCO project is contrary to law, STO argues. Other issues brought up in STO’s arguments include: • SWEPCO’s failure to seek the appropriate and required approvals in Missouri for the portion of Route 109 that runs in that state; such approvals are required See SWEPCO, page 25

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House full of history

Former home of Ozarks author, naturalist damaged by fire but will be restored By Kristal Kuykendall

When a fire broke out in the early hours of Saturday, March 1 at the over-a-century-old house at 4 Mill Hollow Road, a lot of Eureka Springs history was on the line. That’s because the house, believed to have been built around 1890, was for 52 years the home of popular author, naturalist, herbalist and local historian Cora Pinkley Call and her family. In 1914, Cora and her spouse of one year, mail carrier Miles Oliver Call, moved from their 40 acres near the Kings River to the house on Mill Hollow, thought to have been constructed by her family about 20 years prior, said current owner Butch Berry. Cora Pinkley Call, born on April 28, 1892, in Winona Township, was diagnosed at a young age with scleroderma, at the time known as “Stone Disease,” and told she would eventually be paralyzed from it and would not live a very long life. (She reached

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The Call House, at 4 Mill Hollow Road, sustained at least $20,000 in damage when a fire broke out early March 1. The current owner said he will restore the home.

74, and had five healthy children, despite doctors’ warnings against childbirth, as it turned out.) “Unable to enjoy a normal childhood or

sit still for more than a few minutes, she left school and educated herself through reading and walking in the woods and fields. Known by her friends as ‘Corey,’ she became an authority on the flora and fauna of the Ozarks,” subjects she drew upon heavily in the books she would later write, according to the Encyclopedia of Arkansas History and Culture. Call almost from childhood passionately wanted to be a writer. Her earlier articles were free for the publications that printed them, but she eventually began selling her work to newspapers and magazines. “Call wrote poetry, short stories for children and adults, magazine and newspaper articles, and both fiction and nonfiction books, which were mostly self-published and self-marketed. She sold many of her books for $1 through the mail,” the encyclopedia says. In 1953, she and Edith Bestard co-founded Ozark Gardens, a nationally distributed newspaper containing gardening information and nature stories. “Call’s writings, both fiction and nonfiction, focused on the themes of traditional family values, religion, patriotism, temperance, self-reliance, and the beauty of nature and its ability to transform the human spirit,” according to the Encyclopedia of Arkansas. “These themes reflected the era in which she lived; her Ozark upbringing; and the influences of the Great Depression, the

temperance movement, the Cold War, the McCarthy era, religious conservatism, and the fierce independence of the Ozark people. She worked as a reporter and columnist for a number of newspapers and news syndicates. When she felt well, she went on assignments; when she felt ill, she wrote mostly fiction.” Call’s writing was known for its folksy, easily accessible style. Her first book, “Pioneer Tales of Eureka Springs and Carroll County,” published in 1930, offered a history of her own family in addition to profiles of Eureka Springs’ and Carroll County’s founding fathers. It also described some of the town’s early businesses as well as preached a little on the evils of divorce and the modern “pursuit of pleasure.” Her next several works, published in the early 1940s, began as a series of fictional children’s stories and ended up being published altogether as books. In the 1950s, she again wrote about her home in the Ozarks, publishing a book of receipts and farm tips called “The Ozark Cupboard,” and “Eureka Springs, Stair-Step-Town” in 1952, and in 1956 “Within My Ozark Valley,” wherein she described her pioneer ancestors’ experiences as homesteaders in the Kings River valley. She had several other nonfiction books dealing in nature and Ozarkan history as well before she died on June 7, 1966. Call did most of her writing in a log cabin that has since been moved and reconstructed next to the Eureka Springs Historical Museum, but it was the home on Mill Hollow Road that she considered her sanctuary, along with her family, according to Jim Lair’s book “Carroll County Families.” “On the afternoon of my visit to their home, and as we sat in the swing on her front porch visiting, I noticed that above our voices could be heard the babbling of the brook that was running freely by the side of the road,” the book says. Call inherited her knowledge of herbs and their uses from her mother, who was part Cherokee Indian. The wooded acreage around the Call home was a nature sanctuary, with hundreds of types of birds frequent-

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Traffic cop Yao fired after domestic abuse charges, arrest By Landon Reeves

Photo by Chip Ford

Cora Pinkley Call stands outside her log cabin that she used as a writing sanctuary for many years. It now stands next to the Eureka Springs Historical Museum.

ing the house’s porch and the surrounding area each year, Call said in “Carroll County Families.” “All flower and cactus lovers would be in paradise to walk into Cora’s yard filled with various kinds of flowers and cactus growing exactly according to nature’s plan, with Cora stepping in now and then adding her ‘touch’ to their beauty and growth,” the book states. But it was her Ozark Gardens magazine and her books’ tales about Eureka Springs that gained the most national attention and brought her the most acclaim. After her eighth book published, Call wrote: “I went to a doctor recently to see if she could find any trace of sclera derma. She said no. I thanked God and the waters of Eureka Springs. “I have drunk nothing but Ozarka water now for 12 years. I have no pain; for the first time in my life, my hands and arms are supple. I have succeeded in my writing to the place where I feel that I can say I have accomplished what I set out to do.” She also in her writings plugged the annual gatherings of the Ozark Writers and Art-

ists Guild, which she had founded in 1935. She once predicted — quite accurately, we believe — that “Eureka Springs promises to run Taos, N.M., a close race as a literary and art center.” After her death, the Call home on Mill Hollow Road was inherited by a sister, who eventually sold it to former Eureka Springs Alderman and local architect Butch Berry about 12 years ago. Berry has been renting it, but the occupants were not injured in the fire on March 1. Thanks to the quick response of the Eureka Springs Fire Department, the Call house was saved from destruction in the blaze, sustaining upwards of $20,000 in damage. Berry said the west exterior wall, the large front porch and part of the bay tower burned, but the rest of the home was saved. Berry said he intends to restore the home as soon as all the required paperwork and HDC approvals are completed. The fire marshal has not been able to determine to cause of the fire, Berry said, nor has the insurance investigator.

School board to look at 2012-13 audit By Kathryn Lucariello

EAt its monthly meeting Thursday, the Eureka Springs School Board will vote on accepting the 2012-13 audit. Other items on the agenda include regular monthly business of the public report

(one person has signed up to speak), the financial reports, the principals’ reports and an executive session. The meeting will take place March 20 at 5:30 p.m. at the Administration Building at 147 Greenwood Hollow Rd. The meeting is open to the public.

The Eureka Springs Police Department has fired Traffic Control Officer Angelo Yao after he was arrested and charged with multiple domestic abuse charges and public intoxication on Sunday, March 16. “Even though he is not a police officer, he still represents the police department of the city,” said Police Chief Earl Hyatt. “It is unfortunate, but when somebody commits an act Yao like domestic violence, it is not tolerable.”  Yao was charged with third-degree assault on family or household member, pub-

lic intoxication, first-degree criminal mischief, two counts of third-degree battery and endangering the welfare of a minor. “Everybody loved him,” Hyatt explained. “It was a surprise to us, that is for sure. ... I feel bad for the victim in this case. It happened, and we can’t take it back.”     Eureka Springs police and deputies from the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office were dispatched to the scene of the incident at approximately 1 a.m. Sunday morning, after the victim reported that Yao was intoxicated and on his way to her home. She also said that she feared for the her and her child’s safety, according to the affidavit of probable cause.  When Deputy Shaun Helmlinger arrived, city police had already detained Yao, and in his report, Helmlinger noted that he had bloodshot eyes and smelled of intoxicants. Yao stated to the deputy that he had come to work things out with his ex and See Yao, page 34

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Open carry walk changes location

Council holds emergency meeting but can’t do anything about it, it learns By Landon Reeves

Leaders of the Act 746 open-carry advocate group have told police that they decided to change the location of their walk. The group now plans to walk along U.S. Highway 62 in the city, instead of in the downtown area, and if they do go downtown they will conceal their weaponry, Police Chief Earl Hyatt told the Lovely County Citizen this week. He also said that this change was volunteered by the group and the City Council did not request this or anything else from them.  The last actions of the City Council were at an emergency meeting on Thursday, March 13, where they discussed the options to prohibit the planned open carry walk scheduled for March 29. The council ultimately decided that it is up to the individual residents and business owners to permit or prohibit persons “packing heat” to enter their property.  At the meeting, Hyatt informed the council that the Attorney General’s legal opinion did not cover the issue at hand that allowed open carry. He continued to say it was not necessarily an issue of arresting someone carrying a weapon but finding a prosecuting attorney that would file the charges was the problem.  “I personally am a strong advocate of all of the Bill of Rights including the Second Amendment, and I am also a strong advocate of concealed hand gun carry,” Hyatt said to the council. “I am not an advocate of open carry... I feel like if you carry con-

cealed and no one knows you have it, then He also said he and other officers will be you don’t alarm anybody.” attending the event to keep the peace and he He also said that he would not instruct an has signs available for anyone who wants officer to arrest someone for openly carry- one. He intends to visit the downtown area ing a sidearm because it would put the offibusinesses to inform cer, police department them of their rights, the and city in peril of civopen carry legislation ...“We can’t pass anything il litigation. He then and to pass out signs shared with the counthat would affect these for whoever wants one. cil that City Attorney Devito then said he has people and their ability to Tim Weaver would not made several signs for come to town and perform, businesses too. file the charges if he were to arrest someand that is what this is. It “There is not really one, a statement to anything productive is a performance. They are which Weaver did not that this council can do looking for a reaction, and disagree. at this meeting,” said “What it comes my opinion is let them do it Alderman Dee Purkeydown to is there is – let them get it out of their pile. “We can’t pass not a prosecutor who anything that would system and check it off of wants to stick his neck affect these people and their list and move on.” out on this law and I their ability to come to am sorry to say that, town and perform, and – Dee Purkeypile but we are stuck with that is what this is. It is a law that’s intent has a performance. They been misconstrued and are looking for a reacmistaken,” said Alderman James DeVito. tion, and my opinion is let them do it – let If the group were to apply for a permit, them get it out of their system and check it then the city could restrict the location and off of their list and move on.” duration of the event, but so far they have Alderman Mickey Schneider advised not, Hyatt said. the group that the best course of action is The open carry group is not allowed to ignore the open carry advocates and that into any building with a sign that prohibits they are trying to use the town for their weapons, or any government building or own political gain.  property, such as the courthouse, a park or “They want to use us as their testing a city-owned trolly. If they were to do so, ground so we can do something stupid and then Hyatt would have no problem arrest- they can cause a lawsuit that they assume ing them, he said.  they will win,” Schneider said. “All we


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need to do is ignore them and treat them like everyone else. They are not going to cause an issue; that is the furthest thing from their minds because it gives them negative PR.” She added that it is discrimination to not allow them into the town and said that in the past the city did not pass ordinances or put up signs to prohibit any group that the council considered unappealing; they just ignored them and everything went smoothly without lawsuit or injury. Alderman Terry McClung quickly added that putting up a sign to prohibit weapons was not discrimination, and it’s the same as putting up a sign that says no shoes, no shirt, no service.  At this point in the meeting, Alderman David Mitchell thanked Hyatt and Weaver for their research on the subject and said it is up to the people of the city and business owners to deal with the problem.  “I think the chief covered it very nicely,” Weaver said close to the meeting’s adjournment. “They have been to about a dozen other places in the state and they didn’t get the reaction they are looking for. They are looking for someone to give them the reaction they want, whether that is to put them on the front page of a newspaper or put them in front of a judge... the best thing the council can do is quietly respond and go on.” A group of Eureka citizens who are opposed to open carry are planning a peaceful display of protest signs during the open carry walk.

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Is anybody out there? Publisher takes UFO Conference to new heights By Jennifer Jackson

Is anybody out there? Lucius Farish held his first UFO Conference in Eureka Springs 25 years ago to answer that question. Farish passed away three years ago, but the search for answers continues at the Eureka Springs UFO Conference, the oldest in the country, and one of the largest. “I couldn’t let it die,” Dolores Cannon said. “This was Lu’s dream.” Cannon is an author and publisher whose company, Ozark Mountain Publishing, adopted the conference last year in January when it looked like no one else would. Held in April, the 2013 conference drew more than 700 people and sold out, with standing room only for presentations. Cannon already has more than 500 people registered for this year’s conference, April 11 through April 13, and is planning an

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Holly Young, left, is office manager at Ozark Mountain Publishing, the company her mother, Dolores Cannon, right, established in 1992 south of Huntsville, Ark.

Cannon said. Cannon travels all over the world speaking at UFO conferences, so knows everyone in the field, including which ones are fake and which Farish would approve of. This year, the list of speakers include Nick Pope, a former UK Ministry of Defence employee who ran the British government’s UFO project for three years and was in Canada when the government opened their UFO files. New to the conference this year are the Ozark premieres of two documentaries, “Zipped,” and “The Hidden Hand.” But Cannon strives to keep the conference true to Farish’s standards. “He wanted it to be positive, not negative, not about conspiracy or the government keeping things from us,” she said. “It was about information.” When not speaking or teaching, Cannon works out of OMP’s offices on 88 acres near Huntsville, Ark., or the company’s branch office in Glastonbury, England. OMP publishes more than 50 authors, including Gandhi’s grandson, Arun Gandhi. Cannon screens the hundreds of submissions personally, choosing the five to 10 new books that OMP publishes annually. Cannon has written 17 books of her own, and is working on three more.

Cannon just returned from teaching her Quantum Healing Hypnosis workshops and classes in China, Taiwan, Japan and Australia. She has taught her hypnotherapy technique to more than four thousand people in almost every country in the world, she said, and still sees private clients at an office in Huntsville, for which there is eight-year waiting list. OMP also sponsors the Transformation Conference in Springdale, which serves as a showcase for its authors. Cannon’s books include “The Custodians,” which chronices her 27 years of involvement in UFO investigations, which Farish introduced her to. Farish believed that UFOs were real, she said, having collected hundreds of accounts both from newspapers and personally, but maintained his perspective. “He always had a healthy skepticism,” she said, “and wanted to know more.” The 27th UFO Conference is Friday, April 11 through Sunday, April 13 at the Best Western/Inn of the Ozarks Conference Center. Advance tickets are $90 through April 8, $115 afterwards. Pre-registration recommended. ( Tickets to individual presentations will be sold if space allows. (

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Schedule of speakers for the 27th UFO Conference Friday April 11 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m.: Anthony Cataldo, “The Worst Kept Secret in the World.” Cataldo, a Hollywood movie producer, will talk about his latest movie, “701,” and his new role as director of the board of the Mutual UFO Network (MUFON). 1:30 p.m. - 3 p.m.: Sherry Wilde, “The Plight of Humanity,” on her extraterrestrial experiences and how she came to see alien contact as part of mankind’s evolutionary path. 3:30 p.m.- 5:30 p.m.: Nick Pope, “X-Files Reloaded.” Pope is a former UK Ministry of Defence employee who ran the British government’s UFO project for three years. Saturday, April 12 9:30 a.m. - 11 a.m.: Antonio Paris, “Space Science and Extraterrestrial Hypothesis.” Paris is a former U.S. Army counterintelligence officer and founder of the Center for Planetary Science. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Linda Moulton Howe, “Gobekli Tepe and Other Ancient Land Forms - E.T. Terraforming?” Howe, an historian and documentary film-maker,


traveled to Turkey in 2012 to see the 30acre site, covered with circles of carved limestone pillars dating from 10,000 B.C. 3 p.m. - 4 p.m.: George Noory, host of Coast to Coast A.M., on his quest is to solve the great mysteries, including paranormal phenomena, time travel and alien abductions. 5 p.m. - 7 p.m.: Haktan Akdogan, on the importance of world UFO disclosure to the future of the planet. Akdogan is founder of the Sirius UFO Space Sciences and Research Center and a UFO museum in Turkey ( Sunday, April 13 9:30 a.m.- 11 a.m.: Travis Walton, “Fire in the Sky, Then and Now.” A former logger, Walton wrote an account of his 1975 abduction, witnessed by six co-workers, who were accused of his murder. The incident was published in a book and made into a movie by Paramount. 11:30 a.m. - 1 p.m.: Dolores Cannon, author of “The Custodians,” will hold a question-and-answer session on her 27 years of investigation into UFOs and abduction experiences.

Herman Pinkley

Nov. 22, 1923 – March 12, 2014

HERMAN PINKLEY, a resident of Berryville, was born Nov. 22, 1923 in Eureka Springs, a son of Harvey and Ida (Fanning) Pinkley. He departed this life peacefully Wednesday, March 12, 2014, in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 90 years. Herman attended the Moore Free Will Baptist Church. He was a member of the Gideon’s and proudly served his country in the United States Navy during World War II. On November 21, 1943, Herman was united in marriage with Hellen Mabel (Smith) Pinkley who survives him of the home. He is also survived by two sons, Lyle Pinkley of Eureka Springs and Ralph Allen Pinkley of Fayetteville; three grandchildren, Jesse Fox Swift of Fayetteville, Ethan Pinkley and Elizabeth “Abby” Pinkley both of Berryville; several nieces and nephews;

and a host of other family and friend. Herman was preceded in death by his parents, Harvey and Ida Pinkley; one son, Brian Pinkley; four brothers; two sisters; and one infant brother. Visitation will be from 5 to 8 p.m. Friday, March 21, 2014, at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel in Berryville. Funeral service will be 10 a.m. Saturday, March 22, 2014, at the Charles M. Nelson Memorial Chapel with Dr. Doug Harris officiating. Interment will follow the service in the Moore Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the Gideon’s International, P.O. Box 362, Berryville, Arkansas 72616. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Daniel Cody Middleton


July 30, 1987 - January 28, 2014

roud father of Donovhan James Middleton and Ashlynn Jade Middleton. Grandson of Don and Pat Middleton of Ozark, Missouri. Cody was preceded in death by his father, Randy Middleton and his maternal grandparents, Jack and Edna Higgs, of Tulsa, Okla. Cody’s mother, Jackie Middleton, is fiercely proud, heart-broken and unendingly grateful for our time together. I know Cody stands in the presence

of his Creator and of our ancestors. Descendant of William I “The Conqueror”, and the House of the Plantagenets, warrier Kings and Queens, who made England. Cody, there is no one like you. I love you forever, my wild throw-back, handsome son. At last, you know peace and light and real happiness, in a much finer place. I will be with you again. I see your face, in the crowd of stars. With all love and devotion, Forever your Mom


Out of the night that covers me, Black as the pit from pole to pole, I thank whatever gods may be, For my unconquerable soul. In the fell clutch of circumstance, I have not winced nor cried aloud, Under the bludgeoning of chance, My head is bloody, but unbowed.


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Letters to the Editor More of us should be at the (school) movies I guess I should not be surprised that the audiences at our “Movie Night at the High School” have not been as big as anticipated. There are so many choices that everyone has these days it would seem that one more choice would not stand a chance. I would at least like to try and appeal to some people out there who may really not be doing much on the nights when we do present a movie at the high school. First of all is the venue. The auditorium at the new high school is a terrific place that is just the right size for the activity we are doing. Second are the movies. Each movie we feature can be watched by anyone. They may not appeal to everyone, but you do not have to worry about your children and the content they are viewing. Third is the price and proximity. Where else can you see a good movie for $2 in this town? We may have set the price too low but it’s not about the money; it’s about the experience AND also having it be affordable for everyone. Fourth is that it benefits the Drama Department. We owe it to ourselves to give our students the encouragement to pursue any artistic aspirations that they may have, and this is one way to do it. We have only screened three movies so far; the first movie was “The Grapes of Wrath”; the second was “Citizen Kane”; and for the third movie we switched it up a little and tried to appeal to the younger students and featured the movie “Holes.” ... I would just like anyone who may be thinking that this is something they would like to try to indeed try it. You’ll like it! We have been featuring classic cartoons before each movie and some pretty good music for 30 minutes prior to the movie starting. Our next movie is going to be “O Brother, Where Art Thou?” based loosely on Homer’s “Odyssey.” The soundtrack is almost as popular as the movie and inspired its own documentary called “Down from the Mountain,” which we will play prior to the movie. I can tell you that because this letter is not an adver-

tisement but more of an appeal. See you at the show, I hope. — Michael Boardman Movie night sponsor

Reece explains why he will not run for judge It is with regret that I have decided to withdraw as a candidate from the Carroll County judge race this November. I decided to withdraw for personal reasons and also because there are many projects still unfinished in the City of Green Forest – projects such as annexation, new business recruitment and preparing a re-development district in Green Forest (from the Tanner Hardware building to the Exxon) for the purposes of tax incremental financing, along with an ordinance and preparation/organization of TIF. This is in addition to our continual efforts in beautification: removal/condemnation of vacant, rundown structures and repaving and beautification of some of our primary streets (Ratzlaff, South Arch and South Springfield), as well as completing the Sixth Street ditch drainage project. I want to thank all the citizens in Carroll County who expressed their support for me. I was frankly surprised by the support I received from all political parties and all sections of the county – from Eureka Springs and Holiday Island to Alpena. Again, thank you for your support. I do this with much trepidation because we do need new, effective leadership in Carroll County and to divorce ourselves from partisan political bickering and focus on running an efficient county government. I want to encourage all citizens of Carroll County to take the responsibility of learning about their county government by attending Quorum Court meetings and Circuit Court sessions, observing the actions of your elected officials. You might be surprised by some of the folks who seem to be more concerned with protecting their turf than taking care of the county business, in my humble opinion. – Green Forest Mayor Charles Reece

Citizen of the Week D. Rude, owner of The UPS Store at 103 E. Van Buren, is this week’s Citizen of the Week, for lending a hand – and his profits – to Save The Ozarks. Rude (who is anything but what his name may indicate) prints a lot of STO’s brochures, stickers and other materials at cost, saving STO a ton of money and helping the grassroots SWEPCO opposition group to make a profit by reselling the some of those items. And in between his many job duties — printing everything from business cards to magnetic vehicle signs to overhead street banners, pack-and-ship services, freight and crating services, postal services, providing stamps, boxes, supplies and copies, Notary Public services and passport photos, among other things The UPS Store does — Rude manages to also serve as a donation collection point for STO. His nominator, Ilene Powell, said Rude has printed out anti-SWEPCO stickers for people to mail inside their utility bills to let the company know they

oppose the power-line project. “It’s part of another community awareness campaign from STO to encourage people to become more vocal about their opposition and feel like they are doing something else to help fight it,” Powell explained, and Rude has been instrumental in making the campaign possible, among other things he’s done to help out. D, it’s folks like you — who do as much as you can with what you’ve got — who make Eureka Springs so special. Thanks for all you do!

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What do


Citizen Opinion by Margo Elliott

What does the arrival of Spring and the Equinox mean to you?


Send your opinions to Citizen, P.O., Box 679, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, fax to (479) 253-0080 or e-mail to: All forum entries must be signed and verifiable.

Editorial Policy We reserve the right to edit submissions.

The opinions on the Editorial page are our opinions. The opinions on the Forum pages are your opinions.

How to tell acts of “Necessity” from acts of “Terrorism”: It seems in these difficult times that the fine line between “fighting terrorism” and “terrorism” itself can be sometimes unclear. So to aid in telling the two apart, I’ve created this handy chart, so that we will

know when to waive our flag in support of “necessity”, or when to waive our flag and send in troops to remove the “terrorist government officers” and lawfully install a Democratic government.


Linda Mayer

“Fiddlin’ Fred’s wife”

It means the Spring Equinox Concert will have been a successful event for Eureka Springs.

Samantha Pallwitz

“Sassy Sammi”

It means new and fresh beginnings!

Val Pallwitz “Mom”

Spending time outside with family.

Caused by:

Official Label:

U.S. Govt./State Govt.


Foreign Government

“Act of Terrorism”

U.S. Govt./State Govt.


Foreign Government

“Act of Terrorism”

Contamination of food and medicines with cancer causing growth hormones, G.M.O.’s, mercury, etc.

U.S. Govt./State Govt.


Environmental destruction from power line invasion, loss of property values, contamination of groundwater, loss of tourism revenue

U.S. Govt./State Govt.


Fracking destruction of our groundwater with high-pressure toxic chemicals Government overthrow of citizen elections, forcing contamination of municipal water supply with and E.P.A. regulated rat poison, sodium fluoride

Overthrow of Republic by nullification of Constitution and installing a police state through “Patriot Act,” NSA spy program, Indefinite Detention through N.D.A.A.

Foreign Government

“Act of Terrorism”

Foreign Government

“Act of Terrorism”

U.S. Govt./State Govt.


Foreign Government

“Act of Terrorism” – Eric Scheunemann

Logan Pallwitz Sydney “Expert Builder” Dhabolt Getting warmer, playing outside and NO MORE SNOW!!!

“Flower Halo”

Sunshine, flowers and my birthday!

Bryce Yarges “Funny Bunny”

Leaves growing on trees.

Reader: Open carry advocates no different I am confused why with the recent announcement that a group of people plans to visit our town, there are so many people in opposition to this group from being tourists of our town. The people, not “gun nuts,” want to come

Citizen Survey m m m m

It means the end of Cabin Fever – I hope! It means the beginning of allergies, yuk! It means sunshine and roses from here on out! It doesn’t mean anything; I prefer colder weather.

Go to and weigh in.

to our town and be comfortable enough to carry a firearm on their side while they spend their money in our town. (They) are not any different than any other group of people who want to visit our town and enjoy everything our town has to offer; this is no different than any other of our celebrated events.


See Forum, page 22 238 votes cast

Do you support gun-rights advocates plans for an open carry gun walk in downtown Eureka? m Yes, it’s their right, so what’s the harm?: 84.5% (201 votes) m I support gun rights but not this. It’ll harm tourism.: 7.6% (18 votes) m I think too many people are gun-happy already.: 8.0% (19 votes) Go to and weigh in. Vote by Wednesday 9 a.m.

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Spring Break, But With Tigers Texas students arrive to build habitats at Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge By Jennifer Jackson

Last year, Santiago Aguirre spent his spring break building houses for Katrina victims in New Orleans. The neatest part: “We got meeting the person who was going to live in the house,” he said. Last week, Aguirre, a sophomore at the University of North Texas, helped create homes for homeless refugees with the help of six other UNT students. And they got to see one of the occupants step into her new home for the first time -- all four paws. The new occupant was named O.D., and she was one of 30 tigers that Turpentine Creek adopted last year when Riverglen Tiger Refuge was closed. The North Texas students painted O.D.’s den and picked up rocks from her new backyard, a 20-by 40 foot space where the tiger can stretch her legs. The students also installed all the wire fencing around a habitat being built

for Grumpet. Each new habitat will provide 1,000 square feet of space, more than two and half times that required by regulations. The students arrived on Sunday, March 9 for the week, staying at the Retreat at Sky Ridge. They worked at Turpentine Creek from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Monday through Wednesday and a half-day on Thursday, but also had time to sight-see. They visited Eureka Springs and Thorncrown Chapel, went fishing on the White River and horse-back riding at Bear Mountain. They hoped to get in some canoeing or kayaking on Lake Leatherwood before driving back to Texas on Friday. “It’s like vacation and a working holiday,” Aguirre said. UNT offers alternative spring breaks to raise students’ awareness of social issues and injustice through volunteer service. Last year, senior Brittny Nguyen, an education major from St. Paul, Minn., chose to work

Photo by Jennifer Jackson

Channeling their inner tiger are from left, back row: Maddie Drake, Santiago Aguirre, Brittny Nguyen, Samna Rasheed, Jennifer Pimentel and UNT staff member Laura Pasquini. In front are Ruben Molina and Catherine Deblois.

at a food bank in downtown Memphis in order to enlarge her knowledge of how people live. This year, she wanted to do something completely different, and be in the countryside, so chose Turpentine Creek as first choice. While none of the students plan careers in animal science, it was the love of animals that led them to choose Turpentine Creek, they said. But it wasn’t the tigers that drew Ruben Molina. “I love lions,” he said. “Me and lions, we get each other. The first thing I did when I got here was run up to Thor.” Thor lives in an enclosure in the old compound, but Turpentine Creek president Tanya Smith, vice-president Scott Smith and their staff of professionals and interns have been focusing on getting all the animals into larger habitats on the refuge’s acreage. Habitats for the tigers from Riverglen Tiger Sanctuary, most of whom are elderly, are being built on Rescue Ridge, a remote section of the refuge where they can quietly live out their lives. UNT students on alternative spring break trips also rebuilt homes in Joplin, Mo., Moore, Okla., and New Orleans for tornado and hurricane victimes; worked with chil-

dren at the Cherokee Nation’s Head Start Program in Tahlequah, Okla.; created care packages for the homeless in San Antonio, picked up trash on Galveston beaches and worked at facilities serving neglected children and homeless teens in St. Louis. The Turpentine Creek contingent were accompanied by Laura Pasquini, a university staff member who is working on a Ph.D. in learning technologies with an emphasis on social justice. The group included three high school students who attend UNT: Maddie Drake of Paris, Texas; Catherine Deblois of Melissa, Texas, and Ruben Molina, of Mission, Texas. Drake said the opportunity to work at Turpentine Creek was very rewarding. “We got to start a project and finish it, and then watch the tigers released into the habitat,” she said. “We got to see the difference we made in a tiger’s life.” Students pay a small fee to participate in alternative spring breaks, and those who go on one of the trips tend to sign up again, university coordinators said. The University of North Texas is located in Denton. ( For more information about Turpentine Creek:

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Photo by Jennifer Jackson

Jack Moyer, right, comments on the value of social media at a presentation by Jill Rohrbach, left, a travel writer for Arkansas Parks and Tourism.

Hospitality 101

High school launches new vocational class By Jennifer Jackson

Eureka Springs High School debuted its newest vocational class, an introduction to the hospitality business, which had drawn a full class of enthusiastic students. The class is coordinated by teacher Sherry Sullivan and Jack Moyer, general manager of the Crescent and Basin Park hotels and advisor to the school’s FBLA chapter and Downtown Network Youth Council. The first nine weeks of the class featured speakers who gave students an inside look at the hospitality industry at the local and state level. “It has a lot of offer, and the kids are really interested,” said Sherry Sullivan, teacher. “They’re finding out how their town works.” Mike Bishop, head of the Chamber of Commerce, gave the kickoff presentation. Owners and managers of local businesses covered food service, lodging and attractions, including Kent Butler, on marketing the Great Passion Play. Speakers from the state tourism industry included Jill Rohrbach, a travel writer for Arkansas Parks and Tourism, who spoke on using websites, blogs, and social media. Being comfortable with electronic communica-

tion is an advantage that young people bring to the industry, she said, as is the ability to adapt to new media as it develops. Students are required to write up their notes on the presentations and complete projects. Last week, they were divided into small groups and assigned a local business to analyze. The Crescent Hotel, Sparky’s, Pine Mountain Theater, the Inn of the Ozarks and the Great Passion Play agreed to be serve as subjects, Moyer said. The second nine weeks is focusing on individual skills required to work in the hospitality industry, including marketing, promotion, public relations, financial management and staff management. The class concludes with a trip to Branson, Mo. Successfully completing all four sections of the course gives the student an “Introduction to Hospitality” certificate. Senior student Jake McClung said his favorite presentation was by former college students in the University of Arkansas’ hospitality program who had moved into jobs in the industry after graduation. Eden Randolph said she found all the presentations interesting. “I took the class to see what’s out there,” she said. “It’s surprising how much there is.”




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Sheriff’s Office, city police at odds over jail medical costs By Landon Reeves

CARROLL COUNTY – The Sheriff’s Office and various city police departments around the county are at odds over medical cost for inmates arrested within city limits. In the past, the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office has covered expensive medical costs for inmates that were the city police departments’ responsibility, but the CCSO is not seeking reimbursement, said Sheriff Bob Grudek. City officials for Green Forest and Berryville, including mayors and police chiefs, contend that they have covered all medical expenses they are responsible for and do not mind covering the expenses, but the bills from the CCSO are rare and come infrequently. Grudek has made it clear, through correspondence with the city officials, that after July 1 he intends to charge the city for the ACIC and dispatch services he currently provides for free. He also stated that after that date, he will take a harder stance on medical issues and require the city to cover the costs for city prisoners. City officials have previously claimed that an unwritten agreement exist that prohibits the city from providing funds to cover medical expenses as well as

Transition Former Holiday Island resident Raedeane Sluss, born May 31, 1946, passed away on Saturday, Feb. 22, 2014, in Pratt, Kan., at the age of 67. Sluss, who moved to Holiday Island more than a decade ago after retiring in El Dorado, Kan., was an avid quilter – and each quilt told its own story; her quilts were her own work of art. A former employee at Nelson’s Leather in Eureka Springs, Raedeane could cook the most scrumptious foods – gifts to those who received them. Her smile and sense of humor were infectious, and she never knew a stranger. She loved to watch football and basketball, especially OU and KU. She is survived by her husband, James, of 47 years; daughters Melody Haines and hus-

feeding, housing and supervision costs, Grudek said. Several city officials have also said during Quorum Court meetings that the cost accrued by the CCSO should be paid for by the 0.5 percent sales tax raise that was voted on in 2000. However, the county passed an Ordinance 93-15 which exempts the city from paying for the feeding, housing and supervision of prisoners, but specifically states all medical costs for city prisoners will be covered by the cities. The ordinance was passed after the attime mayors of Green Forest, Berryville and Eureka Springs agreed to the terms. The agreements were turned into the Quorum Court and signed by Richard Deweese, Tim McKinney and Kathy Harrison, the mayors of the aforementioned cities, respectively. The disagreement between the city and county law enforcement agencies lies in the definition of a city prisoner versus a county prisoner. Anyone arrested within the city limits for a misdemeanor or charged with violating a city ordinance is a city prisoner, and anyone arrested within the city limits for any violation, felony, misdemeanor or other is a city prisoner as well until they are officially charged and sentenced in a court of law, Grudek said.

Raedeane Sluss

May 31, 1946 – Feb. 22, 2014 band Vince of El Dorado, Kan.; Mindy Wiltshire and husband Jason of Pratt, Kan.; sister Janice Swiggart and husband Jim of Holiday Island; sweethearts Laura, Spencer, Samuel, Wesley, Benjamin, William, Adam, Jonathan and Katherine; nephews James Swiggart and wife Sue of New Jersey; nieces Cynthia Bodnar and husband Mike of Norman, Okla.; Lori Woelfel and husband Steve, and Kerri Swiggart, all of Houston, Texas; and cousins Sonya Nixon and Mary Maloney and husband Mike, all of El Dorado, and David Beckner of Bay St. Louis, Miss. A funeral service was held in El Dorado. Memorial donations may be made to Hospice Care of Kansas, 201 E. 1st St., Pratt, KS 67124.

McKinney agrees with Grudek that misdemeanor and city ordinance violations make a detainee a city prisoner, but anyone arrested for a felony charge, no matter where, is a county prisoner, he said. The mayor’s sentiments were the same as Berryville Police Chief Dave Muniz. “I think [Grudek] is not correct there and the county takes the fines and fees, unless it is misdemeanors,” Muniz said. “Once the person is arrested and delivered to the county jail, they are a county prisoner and all fees go to them.” Muniz went on to explain that the majority of what he defined as city prisoners can be released on their own recognizance if they require medical attention. That way the individual has to cover any medical costs, not the city or county. He also explained that the crimes associated with city prisoners are minor infractions, so it is not like there are letting a mass murderer go because he as a toothache, and furthermore, the individual is only released if they live locally and are deemed likely to return for their hearings. The cost is not only in dollars, but manpower as well. If a law enforcement agency cannot release someone who needs to be hospitalized, then whichev-

er agency is liable for the prisoner has to commit an officer to stand guard at the hospital to monitor the individual. Grudek said that this is a high cost to his already low numbers of deputies and Muniz said he had no intention of standing guard for the hospitalization of a city prisoner. In any situation, a prisoner is first given the option to post bond and be released before the city or county is responsible for medical treatment. Attorney General Dustin McDaniel’s opinion is that a city is liable to the county for a prisoner arrested by a city officer on felony charges until the prisoner is formally charged, according to Opinion No. 2009-43. He also suggested that neither the sheriff nor a representative of the sheriff can refuse to house a prisoner, unless it is necessary to limit prisoner population to comply with the state or U.S. Constitution. In this opinion, he also addressed who is responsible for guarding the prisoner. “It is my opinion that once the sheriff or his representative accepts custody of a prisoner,” McDaniel wrote, “The county is responsible for transporting that prisoner to court appearances and providing security if that prisoner requires hospitalization.”

Springtime Yards & Yards of Yard Sales set for April 25-26 The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce will hold its second springtime Yards & Yards of Yard Sales event on Friday and Saturday, April 25-26, from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. at numerous locations around the city. In case of rain, the event will be pushed back one week till May 2-3. Anyone in Eureka Springs may participate by holding their own yard sale; those who sign up at the Visitor Information Center at Pine Mountain Village by noon on Monday, April 21 will receive an of-

ficial YYYS sign and be included on the official YYYS map, which will be distributed citywide and also available at www. once it is released. The permit to hold a yard sale is $15, payable at the Visitor Info Center upon registration. For more information, call 479-2538737 or email For map advertising and coupon opportunities, call Ann at the number above or email

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Books in Bloom bags best-selling authors By Jennifer Jackson

Kathy Reichs. Elizabeth Berg. Terry Brooks. These are three of the authors lined up to appear at this year’s Books in Bloom, an annual literary garden party at the Crescent Hotel on May 18. Sponsored by the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation, it brings in A-list authors for presentations and conversation with readers. The secret? “We’re persistent and we start early,” said Jean Elderwind, co-chairman. Last year’s Books in Bloom drew standing-room-only crowds to hear Catherine Coulter, author of popular novels and thrillers, and Craig Johnson, author of the Walt Longmire series, talk about the trials

and errors of getting a foot in the door of the publishing world. Outside in the hotel gardens, fans lined up to have books signed and talk with guest authors. This year, the list of guest authors includes Kathy Reichs, a forensic anthropologist and author who is the producer of the “Bones” television series. Reichs is a professor at the University of North Carolina and also works for Quebec’s Forensic Sciences and Medicine Laboratory in Montreal. Appearing with Reich is daughter Kerry Reichs, a screenwriter for “Bones.” Also making media headlines: biographer Michael Shelden, whose biography, “Young Titan: The Making of Winston Churchill” is being made into a television program by Julian Fellows of Downtown Abbey. Shelden has also written biogra-

phies of George Orwell, Graham Greene and Mark Twain. Originally from Oklahoma, he is a professor at Indiana State University. Epic fantasy fans will recognize the name of Terry Brooks, author of the Shannara saga and the Landover novels. A former attorney, Brooks has written 23 New York Times best-sellers, has several books optioned for movies or television, and is considered one of the most successful living fantasy writers. Originally from Indiana, he now lives in Seattle. Elizabeth Berg is a New York Times best-selling author whose novels include “Open House,” an Oprah’s Book Club selection. Her books have been translated into 27 languages. Three were made into television movies. Originally from St.

Paul, Minn., Berg was a registered nurse before her first novel was published in 1993. She now lives in Chicago. Another reason that Books in Bloom is drawing big-name authors, Elderwind said, is because it is getting a reputation as a gem of a literary festival. And organizers focus on inviting established authors who are more amenable to appearing at events for reasons other than monetary ones. Books in Bloom is Sunday afternoon, May 18, and is free to attend. Talks are held in the Crescent Hotel conservatory and outdoors, with tents set up in the garden. Guest authors include Civil War historian Mark Christ, medicinal plant and herb authority Steven Foster, and Waterside Kennels mystery series author Susan Holmes. Information:

Eureka native, teacher sets sail on Hawaiian science mission Dr. Suzanne Acord, a native of Eureka Springs and social studies teacher at Mid-Pacific Institute in Honolulu, Hawaii, set sail on Monday to assist scientists on a 12-day survey of the ecosystem of the Kona coast of Hawaii. Acord is participating in the cruise as part of NOAA’s Teacher at Sea program, which bridges science and education through real-world research experiences. “As a social studies teacher, I seek to help my students explore human impact on the environment and our relationship with the environment,” she said. “Through my experience with NOAA, my students will not only be able to learn first-hand about exciting research projects at sea, they will be witnesses to them, and on some level, participants in them. Making their learning relevant through my own hands-on experiences is vital to getting students excited about science.” Acord boarded NOAA Ship Oscar Elton Sette on March 17 in Honolulu, Hawaii, and on her journey, she will assist scientists daily as they conduct a study of the Kona coast ecosystem. The Kona region was chosen as a pilot project Integrated Ecosystem Assessment, which aims to synthesize both ecological and

socio-economic information to improve resource management. Acord will be blogging about her experience, accessible at: http://teacheratsea. Acord, who was named Teacher of the Year in 2013 at the Mid-Pacific Institute, is the daughter of Jane and Woodie Acord of Eureka Springs. “NOAA’s Teacher at Sea Program gives teachers the professional opportunity of a lifetime with a chance to participate in cutting edge science, on the ocean, working side-by-side with world-renowned scientists,” says Jennifer Hammond, the program’s director. “Teachers describe this authentic research experience as transformative and one that allows them to bring new knowledge and excitement back to their classrooms.” Now in its 24th year, the program has provided nearly 700 teachers the opportunity to gain first-hand experience participating in science at sea. This year, NOAA received applications from nearly 200 teachers, and chose 25 to participate in research cruises. The educators chosen are able to enrich their curricula with the depth of understanding they gain by living and working side-by-side with scien-

Photo by Scot Allen / NOAA

Dr. Suzanne Acord, a teacher in Hawaii and a native of Eureka Springs, prepares last week for her embarkation Monday as part of the NOAA’s Teacher At Sea program. She is assisting scientists for 12 days during a study of the Kona coast ecosystem.

tists studying the marine environment. NOAA’s mission is to understand and predict changes in the Earth’s environ-

ment, from the depths of the ocean to the surface of the sun, and to conserve and manage our coastal and marine resources.

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Rotary Club Student of the Month Naomi Floyd, a Eureka Springs High School sophomore, has been named the Eureka Springs Rotary Club Student of the Month for February 2014. Naomi is the daughter of Kathi Fillingim and Pete Floyd of Eureka Springs. She carries a 3.64 GPA and is a member of the National Honor Society and is a Renaissance Card Holder.  Naomi has been the captain of the Lady Highlander Soccer team her Freshman and Sophomore years.  Naomi has had both poems and a short story published. Her hobbies are reading, playing chess, photography and collaging. As a member of the Eureka Springs EAST team, she has worked on a public service announcement that is being used by the Merlin Foundation on heat stroke deaths of toddlers and infants who have been left in vehicles. Naomi was a recent guest on KESA radio where she discussed the studies the team had done on cars and how quickly children can be affected by heat buildup. Naomi has worked at the Crescent Hotel as a busser and server and also cleans rental houses.

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PUBLIC NOTICE CARROLL COUNTY TAX BOOKS OPEN Tax Books opened March 3, 2014 for the collection of 2013 Real Estate and Personal Property Taxes. Tax Books will remain open through Tuesday, October 15th, 2014 for payment without penalty. After that date a 10% Penalty will be charged; interest will also accrue at a 10% annual rate for those Taxes not paid for Real Estate. Instalment payments of current Taxes will be accepted through October 15, 2014. Payments may be made by: Mailing to:

Carroll County Tax Collector PO Box 432 Berryville, AR 72616

Or: in Person at the Carroll County Courthouse Annex, 108 Spring Street, Berryville, AR. We are located next door to the Library in Berryville. Office hours are 8:30 A.M. to 4:30 P.M., Monday through Friday. Payments made by mail must be postmarked by October 15th, 2014. Payment by Credit Card or e-check can be made in the Office or by phone 1-888-272-9829 or online at A fee will be charged for using this convenience. Instructions for doing this are on the back of Tax Statements. If you have questions about your bill, please call 870-423-6400 option 2, or come to the Tax Collector’s Office at 108 Spring Street, Berryville AR. KAY PHILLIPS CARROLL COUNTY COLLECTOR

Old Man Winter: Not finished yet By Catherine Krummey & Landon Reeves On Monday morning, Carroll Countians were greeted by yet another blanket of snow on their cars and the area’s sprawling landscapes. This past weekend’s storm started with rain on Saturday night and into the day on Sunday, with about 1.4 inches measured over a 48-hour period in Carroll County, according to the National Weather Service. The rain briefly transitioned into ice, leaving only a hundredth of an inch or less before changing over into snow. Carroll County was initially predicted to only see 1 to 2 inches of snow, but the NWS indicates a 5.5-inch average for the whole county, with some areas receiving 6 inches or more. However, the warm weather the county experienced last week meant minimal accumulation on the roads, so school was

in session across the county on Monday, a sharp contrast from the previous snow and ice storms that have hit the area this winter. Drivers did encounter some slick spots during the storm and on Monday morning, including one car that ended up in the Kings River by Rockhouse Road near the Madison County line. The car’s occupants were driving along the river bed when their vehicle got stuck and they abandoned it, but because of the storm, water levels rose and took the car, said a deputy from the Madison County Sheriff’s Office. The MCSO and the Eureka Springs Fire Department were dispatched to work the scene. The ESFD was called to assist the law enforcement agency because the high water made it nearly impossible for the deputies, said Jim Kelly of the ESFD.

Kite Festival is Saturday Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge will host its 24th annual Kite Festival celebration this Saturday, March 22. “Art With an Altitude,” sponsored by KaleidoKites of Eureka Springs, is a free family event inviting attendees to bring their own kites or buy one at the refuge. The celebration includes vendors, contests and fun activities for parents and children. A performance by local band, Brick Fields, is scheduled to play. KaleidoKites’ experts will be available to assist children in kite-making and flying techniques. Donations to the refuge are requested for kite-making assistance. KaleidoKites will donate a Japanese “Rokkaku” fighting kite and a lion kite for a raffle on Saturday, with the proceeds benefiting Turpentine Creek. “Making and flying kites is a ‘green’ sport that families can share. It’s wind-fueled and gets kids away from

sedentary activities like TV viewing and video games,” said Steve Rogers, KaleidoKites co-owner. “It’s a great photo-opportunity with world-class kites worth over a thousand dollars flown during the event. These kites are works of art, which is only fitting for an artist’s community like Eureka Springs.” The event is one of the refuge’s most popular events each year. Admission is free for kite flying; regular admission prices apply to tour refuge wildlife on display. Proceeds help pay for the rescue and ongoing care of over 120 tigers, lions, cougars and other wildlife that make the sanctuary a life-long home. For more additional information, contact KaleidoKites at 479-253-6596, 888-836-6251 or email kaleidokites@ For details on Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge, visit www.turpentinecreek. org or call 479-253-5841.

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Beautiful landscapes in the snow

Tea Kettle Falls in Madison County was flowing at full capacity amid the snowstorm late Sunday afternoon. This 46-foot-tall waterfall was accessed via the 2.4-mile hike through Warm Fork Creek, which had risen to knee-deep levels in most parts.


Photos by Chip Ford

Spring Street was coated in 5 inches of fresh powder by early Monday morning.

ABOVE: The Beaver Bridge appears surrounded by falling snow mid-day Saturday AT LEFT: The rising sun casts a warm glow on the backside of the Crescent Hotel early Monday morning. The Carnegie Public Library is hidden behind the wisteria vine archway early Monday morning

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Celebrating St. Patrick’s Day Eureka-Style

Photos by Chip Ford

The annual St. Patrick’s Day Parade was held in historic downtown Eureka Springs on Saturday. The step-off started at the library at 2 p.m. and wound its way through the downtown corridor and ended at the Western District Courthouse - lasting about an hour. The parade featured ribbon dancers, floats of many varieties and beads of every shape and size.

Photos submitted

As Latigo Treuer rolls his beer keg down the parade route, a woman he’d never seen before leapt out of the crowd, grabbed him and “kiss-bombed” him. Funny stuff.

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An unrented cabin at Magnetic Valley Resort was destroyed by fire in the pre-dawn hours of Sunday. No one was injured.

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The Fire Department was dispatched to a structure fire at 597 Magnetic Drive just before dawn, at approximately 5 a.m. The dispatcher had reported the fire had fully involved a cottage at Magnetic Valley Resort just outside of city limits, but upon arrival the building was more close to twothirds involved, and engulfed in flames, said Fire Marshal Jim Kelley, who was one of the crew members dispatched to the scene. “It was a small, two-story, wood-framed structure, and it was off the side of the road and had hard access due to the driveway location in relation to the building,” Kelley said. “In that area we didn’t have any hydrants, so it didn’t take very many minutes to run out of water on our first two trucks. But we started using water with tanker trucks we had from our rural area.”

The Eureka Springs Fire Department’s initial response was with one engine and one ambulance, but they had to call in another engine, ambulance and three water tankers from a nearby rural fire department. The ambulances were not used, as no one was injured from the blaze. Kelley went on to explain that the fire was contained in about 20 minutes, but not extinguished until a couple hours later after the crew had to pull down a wall to get to the fire that had either spread to or started inside. The cause of the fire is still being investigated. The owner of the building, Alvin Byrd Charles Thomas, confirmed that the structure was unoccupied and no one was hurt. He also said that building was used for lodging, and he still has lodging available, so despite losing this cottage, his business will remain open.

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Ancient instruments are recreated

Spring Equinox Concert Friday to feature rare pentatonic ‘modes’ By Kathryn Lucariello

Not only will the Spring Equinox Concert coming up this Friday be a unique event in Eureka Springs, the concert will feature instruments specifically created for it and that go back hundreds, if not thousands, of years. Dr. Fred Mayer, composer, music teacher and producer of the concert, said the concert comes from the research of Tama Do founder Fabien Maman, who identified 10 modes used during the seasons. The modes relate to 12 meridians, each of which has a specific pitch on the chromatic scale that also correspond to the chakras and organs in the human body. Mayer is a Tama Do practitioner who uses sound, color and essences to facilitate healing. The music for the Spring Equinox comes from two pentatonic modes, Bhupala, associated with karma, and Durga, with erotic beauty, in the Indian tradition. For spring, these modes are in the key of A, with flutes as the primary instruments. Several different instruments are being used, such as guitars, which will “repurpose” chords for the progressions in the harmonies supporting the melodic material, Mayer said. “But most is improvised. It’s improvised, but within the notes. They’re playing root notes, but I’m playing over the top of that.” Several of the instruments were created specifically for this performance and these two modes. Mayer will be playing a viola d’amore, which he has named “Saradevi.” The viola d’amore goes back to the viol periods of stringed instruments played mainly in the Baroque era. It has largely been forgotten and only in recent years is making a comeback. The viola d’amore looks very similiar to a viola, but it has six or seven playing strings as opposed to four, with a set of sympathetic strings underneath that vibrate in sympathy with the bowed strings. The tone is very rich, vibrant and loud. Mayer’s viola d’amore was built by Czech violin maker Vratislav Hruby, with the head of the instrument, which is a woman, being made by professional woodcarvers near his home in Litovel, Czech Republic. Another instrument built for the performance is called a monochord, which is an ancient instrument, technically with only one string, stretched over a sound box and fixed at both ends. The string can be divided by a bridge to change pitch. “It’s based on the Pythagorean idea of a single long string to demonstrate mathematic musical proportions

Photo by Kathryn Lucariello

Spring Equinox Concert producer Dr. Fred Mayer with his viola d’amore, which he has named Saradevi, and which he will play in the concert this Friday. The instrument was played during the Baroque era in the 1600s and fell out of favor, but has made a comeback in recent times. This is one of several instruments created especially for this performance.

and ideas,” Mayer said. But in this case, this monochord, built locally by Bob Willmeth has 21 strings stretched over a 1-foot by 4-foot sound box. All the strings, however, are tuned to A. “It’s a drone sound,” Mayer said. “So when you play different parts at different lengths, all the harmonics are brought out.” Interestingly, the monochord continues to resonate for several seconds after the strings have ceased being played, and there are several overtones that can be heard with it. Craig Trigg Hirsch is a local wind instrument builder who specializes in breath work instruction and instruments related to the Renaissance period of world exploration. “Craig’s interest in the development of wind instruments and their origins stems from travels and

research in Asia, Central America and the United States,” Mayer said. He has constructed two sets of pan pipes for this concert, one for Bhupala and the other for Durga. Pan pipes are an ancient instrument based on the principle of five or more closed tubes, stopped at one end, and are considered to be the forerunner of both the pipe organ and the harmonica. The pipes are played by the open ends being blown across horizontally. Native American-style flutes will be used in the performance, created by Dennis and Kpotahi Fredericksen of Van Buren, Ark., who have been making flutes for more than 10 years. Dennis built both an alto Bhupala flute and a sopranino pipe, Mayer said. Lorna Trigg Hirsch, who grew up in South Africa among tribal peoples, has built an udu (African) drum with a doumbeck (Arabic) head in her studio at FireOmEarth in Eureka Springs. Trigg Hirsch’s works are included in private collections in the U.S., Canada, Africa, Japan, Russia and Europe. “’Udu’ means ’peace vessel,’ from the Ibo tribe,” Trigg Hirsch said. “The daumbeck head has the ability to attain low, almost water sounds, as well as high percussive sounds. The head I’ve added to the udu gives the ability to play in the traditional fashion, a hold and a spout which gives the ability to move through air. It’s an air vibration vessel, and also percussive.” “We have a whole new auditory palette,” said Mayer. “There are eight to 10 instrumentalists.” Other instruments include a large bass drum, shakers, a rain stick and Tibetan bells, as well as the human voice of a group of singers. All of these elements, along with several dancers, will make up what is being called a “harmonizing concert” to celebrate the advent of Spring and the equinox of equal night and day as experienced by all on Earth. “It’s a totally collaborative improvisational process,” Mayer said. “We’re working in a parallel universe of instruments and voices.” He said the purpose is more than entertainment. “It’s also to shower and bathe people in the audience with specific sounds of the season that have historical and cultural significance.” The concert comes at the end of the week-long My Wellness Festival, which began March 15 and ends March 22. The concert will be held Friday, March 21, at 7 p.m. at the City Auditorium in Eureka Springs. Tickets are $5 for adults and $2 for children at the door.

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While there is a condition that applies that some do not agree with, the people who want to spend their money here want the same thing that anyone else in this town wants, to walk around town and be who they are and not be judged, criticized, or labeled in a derogatory manner. One thing everyone seems to forget is it is 100 percent legal to walk around with a rifle or shotgun (and I will practice this right on the 29th) yet no one has rallied around to come up with emergency ordinances banning this act from our town. Also, we celebrate once a year the exact thing people are trying to stop from happening: When the ES bank was robbed, it was “gun-toting” citizens who were able to stop the robbery and keep innocent bystanders from falling victim to the act the criminals were committing. — Chad Olson

Carroll County needs to help abused women On Dec. 31, 2012, 21-year-old Laura Nayeli Aceves was found in her apartment murdered, her infant son lying beside her in a pool of blood. It was shocking to all who knew her, but not unexpected, because she had been tormented by her abuser for the past two years. The infant’s father and Laura’s “on-againoff-again” boyfriend, Victor Acuna, was found cowering in his mother’s house with a gun by his side. He was charged with capital murder and is expected to be tried this year. If the murder allegations against him prove correct, Laura will be one of the 1,000plus women killed each year in the United States at the hand of their significant other. For Laura’s family, the ordeal and trauma of ongoing violence has not ended with her death. Laura, like many women stuck in violent relationships, tried to get away from her tormenter many times, but would “patch things up,” fearing that Victor would carry out his threats to harm her children and family. For two years she endured mental and physical abuse, and she called police for help many times. Each time following Victor’s arrest, he was quickly released on bail. And

despite restraining orders and court orders of protection, he managed to find Laura wherever she was. Each time the violence escalated: Victor ransacked Laura’s apartment, set her mattress on fire, poured bleach into the gas tank of her car, beat her with a baseball bat, and kicked her pregnant body repeatedly as she struggled to defend her unborn baby, according to family members and according to police allegations against him. Like many women trapped in abusive relationships, Laura struggled to escape. But the web of violence and control that Victor had so tightly wound around her made it virtually impossible. No Court Order of Protection was strong enough to defend Laura. What she needed was a support system to help her find her way to safety. Here in Carroll County, there is no support system for victims of domestic abuse. No police officer, no judge, no sheriff, no prosecuting attorney had any services to offer this young woman who was in such obvious danger; in fact, a police officer even commented to Laura’s mother at one point during the relationship that he knew Laura’s life was in danger. Yet, no help was offered to her. Because here in Carroll County there are no services for victims of domestic abuse. Laura was on her own to figure it out by herself. She was a kindhearted young woman with a winning smile who got in over her head with a bad-news boyfriend. But by the time she realized the danger she and her children were in, it was too late. She didn’t know how to fix it. She would struggle to survive without the help of a support system. Our surrounding counties have taken steps to address this very problem. The Sanctuary in Boone County is a non-profit that offers shelter and care to victims of domestic abuse. The NWA Women’s Shelter in Rogers is a tireless advocate, helping women and children in danger. Here in Carroll County, nothing. A murder trial is pending now, seeking justice for Laura, who needed a safe refuge from her abuser. Here in Carroll County she found none. How many other women in Carroll County suffer the same abuse? Now is the time for church and civic leaders to heed this call — to honor Laura’s memory by

hearing the cry of the abused in Carroll County. This is the place for a safe house to be birthed ... for Laura’s sake ... for justice’s sake ... for God’s sake ... let it be ... help save a life! — Linda Maiella

Reader: Keep Rock Street for city trail I would like to clarify some of the statements made during the City Council meeting that were published in the the article on page 7 of the March 13 Citizen entitled “Council closer to OKing rules for land vacating.” First, the city maintaining ownership of Rock Street in no way impacts the ability of the Brix family to develop their property. They will have all the same rights and restrictions they have always had, just like every other property owner whose property sits right next to a street. Also, lack of action to vacate in no way negatively impacts the marketability of their property. The street has been there since before the house was built. Five years ago, I viewed the property while looking to buy. I was told about the street then. The Brixes also knew about the street, as evidenced by their closing documents, and still bought it. The property had already been sitting on the market for several years, so any flaws were apparent at the time. Nothing has changed and any change in value is not caused by failure to vacate the street. Furthermore, a small single-track path through the woods using Rock Street does not affect their ability to access, use, or reasonably enjoy their property. If this were the case, most of the property owners in Eureka Springs would also be negatively affected by the paved sidewalks and roads with vehicular traffic and that lie only inches or feet from their front door. The Brixesʼ proximity to a public route is not at all unusual or burdensome in this town. In fact, they enjoy more privacy than most homes, and the portion of the street they are using as their driveway is the most (in the words used in the paper) “obscene” part of Rock Street. It is graveled and wide — necessary for their own vehicle, not for the proposed pubic trail. In contrast, the trail intended on the re-

mainder of Rock Street (which is beyond the Brix property) would be small, simple, and unobtrusive and limited to pedestrians and bicycles. If the Brixes wanted to reduce the size and scope of the street dividing their property, Parks might agree to such a change. In fact, the Trails Committee wants to do everything it can to avoid proximity to homes and provide privacy. It is my understanding that the Trails Committee has offered to exchange property so that the trail will go around their buildings and even offered to put up a privacy fence for them, but the Brixes declined. ... Nevertheless, this is about what is best for the entire city, not just one landowner. We all deserve to use the city-owned property for its highest purpose. I believe a trail through our beautiful city benefits far more people than a driveway for one family. A trail would not take anything from the Brixes. They will still be free to use the street. They knew what they had when they bought the land. The trails have been in the process of planning since long before the Brixes bought their home. Most cities have to purchase land for trails, which is time-consuming, costly, and sometimes impossible — or they must obtain easements on private property. Eureka Springs is lucky that we have so much cityowned property to create trails. That will make trail implementation much easier, quicker, and cheaper. I want the City Council to keep the needs of the many in mind and to vote “NO” to the vacation of the segment of property that runs through 1 Magnetic Drive, so that all our people will have the right to and access to enjoy nature, physical fitness, and peaceful walks through that beautiful area of town. I encourage all who can empathize with the benefits of trails to sign a petition I have started that asks the City Council to vote “NO” on vacating a portion of Rock Street. There will be someone available at a table outside Hartʼs this week from 2 to 4 p.m. Thursday and Friday (possibly longer and on more days) to answer questions and provide the petition to sign. A copy of the petition also is available for download at http://www.lovelycitizen. com/files/rock-street-petition.pdf. — Sheryl Willis

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Spring brings the Antique Show & Sale

Mike and Nancy Clark from Southaven, Miss., checkout a flywheel gear being sold by vendor Ed Witte during the 18th Annual Antique Show and Sale at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center on Saturday.

A extremely small Vicks bottle measuring only 48.32 millimeters in height stood gingerly within the Hog Shooter Antiques booth. The vendor brought with them 600+ pieces to display and sale during their 18th year participating in the event.

A Seth Thomas black mantle clock was one of the 20-plus vintage and modern clocks on display at the Bleser’s Antique Clocks booth. The clocks ranged from pieces from the 1880s to the 1990s.


Photos by Chip Ford

Avery Ross, 7 mo., tastes a vintage basket at the Hippie Hog booth on Saturday morning. More than two dozen vendors from Arkansas, Kansas, Missouri, and Oklahoma were here to sell their wares.

Clyde Lench of Vintage Jewelry works on buffing and polishing a vintage Serling silver bracelet for a customer using his dremel tool.

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Eureka vs. Gentry

Above left is Kyla Boardman as she takes a slice of orange between quarters. Above is Molly Montez stopping a goal attempt by the Gentry offence. The girls ended the game with a loss, 0-1 on Tuesday evening. Above right is Naomi Floyd as she works around a Gentry player. At left is Kellie Crawford working the ball down the field. At right is Manon Gros passing by a Gentry player with her tongue out. Below is again Gros as she gets a kiss on her forehead by her mom.

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by law before the project should be approved, under state law, STO says; • SWEPCO’s failure to notify all landowners along all routes – including the one in Missouri – as required by law; • SWEPCO’s failure to provide public notice of its proposal in a local newspaper, and in any newspaper in Missouri, as required by law; • SWEPCO’s failure to demonstrate a need for the project, as required by law – when in fact, records indicate that even SWEPCO did not believe the project was needed until Southwest Power Pool instructed the utility to proceed with the project; and • SWEPCO’s failure to submit a complete, accurate analysis of the projected economic and financial impact on the local community, instead submitting a “one-sided analysis that ignored the adverse impacts and addressed the positive economic impacts only.” “With the Save The Ozarks’ petition for rehearing, STO attorney Mick Harrison has made it clear SWEPCO sees itself as being above a number of Arkansas laws,” said Costner late Tuesday.

Transition Cynthia A. Van Horn, 60, of the magical village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, completed the great, mystical adventure of her life and departed the physical world on March 6, 2014, following a battle with brain cancer. She was ushered in her transition by a circle of love that included her husband of 28 years, Stephen C. Van Horn and wonderful, caring family, friends and hospice caregivers who selflessly provided love and comfort during her struggle.  Cindy was born in Mobile, Ala., to Rip and Glo Askew and moved with her family to Houston when she was 3 years old, where she grew up. She was somewhat of a tom-boy and loved the sun and the water.  She spent much of her time hanging out with her older brother, Jimmy, and his friends at the beach. She was an irreverent and fun-loving young woman. She met her husband while both worked

“It remains to be seen if the three APSC commissioners will stand by Judge Griffin’s decision or stand up for the laws of Arkansas. Will they allow SWEPCO to thumb their noses at the rules, regulations and laws of the state of Arkansas, giving them the power to take private property so they can build this unneeded, unwanted superhighway of a transmission line? We hope not, but we won’t count on hope alone.” The commissioners must rule on both parties’ rehearing requests within 30 days, according to state law. After that, the next step will be appealing any forthcoming decision deemed as unfavorable to the Arkansas Court of Appeals, and ultimately to the Arkansas Supreme Court – both of which have previously overruled the Public Service Commission in several cases involving similar disputes. “The Court of Appeals has overruled the APSC before and we feel we have good cause to expect them to do it in this case,” Costner added. “Who knows, maybe some of our elected officials will stand up for us like the three legislators in Missouri. Maybe they’ll see that the APSC is in need of more than a few changes and a lot more oversight.”



Rev. Donald E. Batsel

July 9, 1939 – March 7, 2014

The Rev. Donald E. Batsel, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born July 9, 1939, in Hammond, Ind., a son of Edward Gordon Sr. and Martha Helen (Smith) Batsel. He departed this life Friday, March 7, 2014, in Fayetteville, at the age of 74. Donald was the staff minister at the First Assembly of God Church in Eureka Springs. He graduated with a bachelor’s degree from Purdue University in 1969 and was also a graduate from the Barean University in Springfield, Mo., in 2002. He retired from Ford Motor Co. and was an engineer manager. On Sept. 12, 1964, Donald was united in marriage with Barbara (Bernard) Batsel who survives him of the home. He is also survived by two sons, Scott Batsel and wife Patti of Lowell, Ind., and Douglas Batsel and wife Lina of Grand Island, Fla.; two daughters, Me-

lissa and husband Michael Smith of Kearney, Mo., and Denice and husband Duane Grenat of Port St. Lucia, Fla.; mother, Martha Smith of Eureka Springs; one brother, Edward Gordon Jr. of Hammond, Ind.; one sister, Andran and husband Jim Callahan of Hammond, Ind.; 22 grandchildren; 10 great-grandchildren; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and friends. He was preceded in death by his father, Edward Gordon Batsel Sr. A memorial service will be held at a later date. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the ECHO Clinic, 4004 East Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

al handicrafts including sewing, stained glass, and her most recent passion of creating unique and whimsical pottery pieces which were displayed and sold in a shop in Eureka Springs. Cindy loved animals and always treated her dogs and cats as her “kids.” Cindy never took life too seriously and was known for her smile and laughter.  She is survived by her husband, Stephen C. Van Horn of Eureka Springs; her father, James P. “Rip” Askew, her stepmother, Nancy Askew, and her brother, Jimmy Askew, all of Houston; and her stepbrother, Jerry Sanderford and his family, Matthew and Elizabeth Sanderford and Jim Fannon of The Colony, Texas, who had become an integral part of her life in recent years. Friends are invited to attend an informal and casual celebration of Cindy’s life

at Fire Om Earth Retreat Center at 872 Mill Hollow Road on Sunday, March 23, from 2 to 5 p.m.

Cynthia A. Van Horn Passed March 6, 2014

at Sound Warehouse in Oklahoma City. She transferred with the company back to the Houston branch, and after a long-distance romance, they were married in 1986. They honeymooned in France and both developed a wanderlust and desire to see and experience as much of their world as they could. They began their life together on a small farm in Luther, Okla., and their journey led to Dallas; Fort Lauderdale, Fla.; Melbourne, Australia; Englewood, Colo.; and finally to Eureka Springs. They also shared adventures in Mexico, Jamaica, Guatemala, Egypt, Bali, Tasmania, New Zealand, Fiji, Tahiti, and rather extensively explored the wonders of the western United States.  In addition to a love of travel, Cindy was a passionate gardener and fantastic cook.  She became proficient at sever-

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Village View


Alison By Sandra TaylorSynar Brown

April is Memoir Month

echnically, November is Memoir June 26. Stretching Writing Month. I’m not sure who across several months, made that pronouncement, but I’m this series will give you an opportunity to declaring April to be Memoir Month at actually write your story and bring work the Village Writing School. If you’ve been for suggestion and direction. The package considering writing your story, either to cost for the three afternoon workshops is be published or just for your grandchil- $90. Again, limited to 8, so register ASAP. dren, this is your opportunity. Marilyn H. Collins is an award-winPart 1 We will begin with a morning ning author of history books, how-to workshop on April 5 with Marilyn Col- books for writers, and magazine articles. lins. Join this fun and interactive writing She is noted for her hands-on, interactive, workshop and learn to write your own life and practical workshops for writers. story, the one you’ve always promised Her Step-by-Step Writing Guides inyourself you’d write. You’ll learn to se- clude: Memoir Writing: Brighten Your lect which stories to tell, tips on organiz- Leaf on the Family Tree and You Can ing memorabilia and photographs, how Write a Book about Your Family. Local/ not to start a family feud, and much more. regional history books by Collins are: You’ll learn, write, and share. Everyone Rogers: The Town the Frisco Built; Roghas stories worth telling and preserving— ers, Arkansas, a pictorial history, and The and so do you. Old Burying Ground, Beaufort, North This workshop will be 9-1 at the Vil- Carolina. Collins offers a free online lage Writing School on Hwy 23 South in newsletter for writers, Proficient Writer Eureka Springs. The cost is $25. NEWS ( Part 2 Then, we get really serious with Rebecca Mahoney holds a Masters in a three-part series with Rebecca Ma- Creative Nonfiction. Her features and eshoney. If you want to be the next Cher- says have been published by The Boston yl Strayed, this is for you. Rebecca will Globe, The Chicago Tribune, The L.A. address the common but thorny problems Times, The Orlando Sentinel, and many with memoir such as how to create a true others. Mahoney, who teaches at Southscene, how to incorporate dialogue, how ern New Hampshire University will bring to create a story arc, how to create charac- her years of experience writing both ficters. We’ll discuss the issue of recreating tion and creative nonfiction to bear on the material, i.e., where do you draw the line exciting process of telling a personal stobetween journalism and fiction? When is ry.  Read about Rebecca and some of her it ok to fill in the blanks and when is it work at not? You can register for both Marilyn’s Part workshop, part writing circle, this workshop and Rebecca’s series online at series will allow you to get some feed- Or you can back on your story and your writing. This call me at 479 292-3665 or email me at series will be limited to eight attendees, for more inso that you can get really individual at- formation. tention and have a lot of opportunity to Your story. For your family, for the pubask questions. These will be intensely lic, for yourself. You’ve told yourself you focused, highly personalized workshops. were going to do it. Here’s your chance. We will meet April 24, May 22, and Make April YOUR Memoir month. ••• Alison Taylor-Brown has an MFA in Fiction and a lifetime of teaching experience from preschool to university levels. She directs The Village Writing School, whose mission is to foster the development of area writers through workshops, writers’ circles, and coaching. Her column, Village View, appears weekly. To talk to Alison about your writing goals and dreams, contact her at or 479 292-3665.

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Implicit Narrative March 22: Self-Editing – Alison TayWeaving the Dramatic & the Subtle lor-Brown Two Mistakes with High Events From First Draft to Finished Manuscript in 15 Steps Endings can Culminate or Imply Reviewing and Applying all the Writ- Continuation er’s Tools Ending Literal or From Afar? April 5: Memoir Writing – Marilyn April 24: Spring Memoir Series – Rebecca Mahoney $90 Collins 9 am - 1 pm $25 How to create a true scene How to incorporate dialogue, Which stories to tell Organizing memorabilia and photoHow to create a story arc graphs How to create characters. How not to start a family feud Where to draw the truth line? Part workshop, part writing circle, And much more! April 19: Subtext, High Events, this 3-afternoon series will allow you to get some feedback on your story Closing Below the Surface of Story, Plot, and your writing. Limited to 8. $90 Context Unless otherwise noted, all workshops are 9-4 and are $45. Register online at For more information, contact  or 479 292-3665. Follow Village Writing School on FB.

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The Village Writing School Prepare to recognize the tumble of emotions described by Carmen Caldwell in this touching piece about the stages of our journey.



argaret heard the familiar honk of geese coming from way above her. Running towards open sky and looking up, she saw her first “V” of the season, large and undulating. It was actually several V’s that flowed together, a living organism of individual birds choosing to fly in unison for a common good. She marveled at their faith, at their trust, that this journey through air would take them to a better place. Of course, she knew that geese are wild and ruled by instinct, by their natures. They were being true to their need to migrate, to their gooseness. They trusted that the currents of air would lift them up and carry them. As she watched, Margaret noticed that each goose cooperated by positioning itself, wing to wing, to take advantage of the elements and insure an efficient voyage. She felt blessed to witness their symmetry and seemingly effortless purpose as a functioning, moving community. Yet, she also felt fearful for them, thinking about their vulnerability and fragility and all the dangers they might encounter, both natural and manmade. Finally, the geese formation was just a speck in the distant sky and she lowered her gaze to stand of dogwoods she had been photographing. Their leaves were salmon pink to purplish red and several shades in-between. She knew it was folly, trying to capture the fleeting beauty of fall’s colors. As if fall would never come again. As if she wouldn’t be here to experience next year’s colorful show. She put the iPhone in her vest pocket and rolled her shoulders back. Then she made figure eights with her neck, letting her chin lead her head. She wanted to shake the melancholy that had settled in her throat after talking to Mom. Every time they broached the subject of assisted living, Margaret felt weighted down by the enormity of the change. Mom could still drive; she could still reason and remember to take her dozen or

so medications. But she had slowed down considerably in the past six months. The circulation in her legs was impaired, leaving her less and less mobile. Mom didn’t want to leave her home of 51 years any more than Margaret felt ready to lose her childhood home. Plus every drawer, closet, shelf, and cabinet of the 3-bedroom house would have to be emptied. On her last visit, Margaret had been unable to convince her mother that they should start tackling that task together. Margaret blamed Antiques Road Show. Her mother was convinced that if her careless children got rid of the Encyclopedia Britannica – with all of the Year Books from 1970 to 1978 –they would later discover that it was worth thousands of dollars. Besides, her mother and father had spent a lot of money on the heavy, hardbound volumes, the stateof-the art storehouse of knowledge in the dark ages before the Internet. Margaret had no better luck when she opened one of the kitchen cabinets and found a Tupperware Jell-O mold—the kind with snap-off lids that left shapes—a heart, a shamrock—in the squishy, artificially-flavored symbol of seventies domesticity. She suggested tossing it, declaring, probably too loudly, “Trust me. You will never make Jell-O again!” Her mother had taken the white plastic bowl from Margaret’s hand as if it were solid gold and put it back in the dark recesses of the cabinet. In their ongoing war for control, the kitchen was Mom’s territory and she was not ready to surrender. Margaret shuddered at the memory. It was a land mine of memories, that house. The past waited quietly to be uncovered like an archeological dig into their history as a family. The laughter, the parties, the very real love had never completely defeated the sudden loss of her father. And now she was facing her mother’s inevitable decline and exit. Another blast of honking captured her attention and brought her down into her


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body even as it lifted her eyes to the clear October sky. The tightness in her throat softened as she witnessed the beauty of the winged creatures above her. And she realized that the geese knew no fear. The journey was part of who they were. To stay grounded, stuck in place, to not take flight would be to deny their identity, their gooseness. Margaret lifted her arms and made a silent affirmation. When I trust as strongly as the geese that form V’s in the sky and surrender as completely as the leaves that fall to the ground, I will be free.

Carmen Caldwell has been writing a journal since 6th grade--only then it was called a diary! Many, many years later, she’s still at it. She and husband, Robert, arrived in Eureka Springs 10 years ago seeking natural beauty and a gentler way to make a living. Owning and operating the Tall Pines Inn doesn’t always feel gentle, but at least they’re no longer stressed out on the freeways in Dallas.

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Calendar of Events March 20: Fleur Delicious Weekend planning meeting

The Fourth Annual Fleur Delicious Weekend will have a planning meeting on Thursday, March 20 at 9 a.m. at DeVito’s of Eureka Springs. We invite anyone who wants to be a part of FDW to join us at 5 Center St. to help plan this year’s festivities. This year’s FDW will be held Tuesday, July 8 through Sunday, July 13. Fleur Delicious Weekend is a celebration of all the senses: sight, hearing, smell, taste and touch. It is a French-themed weekend in which restaurants, bars, art galleries, boutiques, spas, and music venues participate with French inspired indulgences in food, wine, spirits, art, entertainment and luxe galore. For more information about Fleur Delicious Weekend, please visit www.FleurDeliciousWeekend. com or Fleur Delicious Weekend Eureka Springs, AR on Facebook.

March 20: Poetluck features award-winning author

Meg Welch Dendler will read from her first book and talk about self-publishing at Poetluck this Thursday night, March 20, at 6:30 p.m. at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow. Dendler is an award-winning author and a former teacher with a Master’s Degree in Early Childhood Education. In 2010, she set her sights on publishing several books she had been working on for years, leaving her career as a freelance writer where she wrote more than 100 articles for publication. Thursday’s event begins with a potluck dinner beginning at 6:30 p.m. Local writers are invited to read from their work for up to 4 minutes after Dendler’s presentation. The Writers’ Colony is located at 515 Spring St. The public is invited to attend.

March 21: Spring Equinox Concert at The Aud

In an event that will be the first of its kind in northwest Arkansas, The Aud will host a concert and dance event celebrating the beginning of spring. This will be an opportunity for everyone in the community to enjoy sights and sounds unlike any previously ex-

perienced in this area, bringing the community together to celebrate the renewal that arrives with spring. The Spring Equinox Concert will be held Friday, March 21 at 7 p.m. in the Aud, 32 South Main St. in Eureka Springs. Admission will be $5 for adults and $2 for youth at the door. For more information about the concert or to purchase VIP Sponsorship tickets, email fiddlinfred51@ The concert is the highlight and one of several events during Eureka Springs’, to be held the week of the spring equinox, March 15 through 22.

March 22: Beyond the Garden Gate

Carroll County Master Gardeners will hold their Home Garden Day exhibition and seminar on Saturday, March 22 beginning with registration opening at 8:30 a.m., to be held at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. Featured speakers will include Cody George, horticulturalist at Crystal Bridges; Carroll County Extension Agent Randy Forst; Carroll County Newspapers photographer David Bell; gardening blogger and author Janet Carson of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette; and Master Gardener Karen Wall who will discuss floral design. Vendors also will be on hand. Registration is $35 and includes a buffet lunch. For more information call 870-423-2958.

March 22: Eureka Springs Kite Festival

The annual Eureka Springs Kite Festival, a benefit fundraiser for Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge and a free event for families in the area, will be held Saturday, March 22 from 10 a.m. to 4 pm. in the field in front of Turpentine Creek, located on Highway 23 South, 7 miles south of town. Bring your own kite, or make/buy one there. For more info visit

March 22: Spring Equinox Gathering

Celebrate youth, seeds, and the arrival of spring at the Open-air Meditation Sanc-

tuary on Saturday, March 22 from 2 to 5 p.m. Children and teens are especially invited to come share their dreams for the future.  Bring bulbs and seeds for a joyful blessing, along with a vegan snack to share and instruments for making music together. Indoors and/or out depending on the weather. The Open-air Meditation Sanctuary is located at 268 County Road 3027. For more info, call 479-363-7024.

March 24: Groundbreaking at ES Dog Park

The Eureka Springs Dog Park will hold its groundbreaking ceremony on Monday, March 24 at 1 p.m. at Harmon Park. The public is invited, and of course leashed dogs are welcome for this event marking the start of the first dog park in Carroll County. The chamber will be there with golden shovels to help commemorate the event.

March 24: Metaphysical meeting

On Monday, March 10 from 7 to 9 p.m. in the Reading Room at the Christian Science Church, 68 Mountain St. in Eureka Springs, Mariellen Griffith will host a metaphysical meeting with a healing ritual.

March 25: Holiday Island Fire Department Auxiliary Luncheon

The next Holiday Island Fire Department Auxiliary Luncheon is Tuesday, March 25. The luncheon is held in the ballroom of the Holiday Island Clubhouse. Luncheons start at noon with doors opening at 11:30 for social time. The cost is $8. Reservations are required. They need to be made no later than Friday, March 21 to Peggy Arnhart at 479363-6235.

March 27: ES Dog Park informational meeting

Got questions about the new Dog Park or need more information? The Eureka Springs Dog Park Advisory Committee will host a Dog Park Awareness Seminar on Thursday, March 27 at 6:30 p.m. at the Library Annex. Find out about the new dog park, its rules, expected etiquette for dogs and dog owners, and ask questions.

March 27: Soil testing booth at Farmers’ Market

Attention gardeners! On Thursday, March 27, the Clear Spring High School class will manage a booth at the Eureka Springs Farmers’ Market at Pine Mountain Village to collect soil for testing. Bring two cups of your soil, individual bed samples or composites, and a donation and they will deliver it to the Carroll County Extension Office. Your soil will be tested for properties including pH and nutrient levels. Your results will be mailed to your home address. All proceeds will go to the class to help fund a trip to Chicago.

March 29: The Zombies return to Leatherwood

Zombie Tag, a fundraising event benefitting the Flint Street Food Bank, will take place on Saturday, March 29 starting at noon at Lake Leatherwood Park, on CR 204 off Highway 62 West, 3 miles west of town. The event is geared toward all ages and carries a $10 admission fee, or $7 in advance if registered online before the day of the event. www.EurekaSpringsZombieTag. com. Day-of registration on-site is from 11 to 11:30 a.m. Loosely based on the popular Humans Versus Zombies game played at college campuses around the globe, Eureka Springs’ original game of Zombie Tag is a unique and exciting opportunity for families to spend time together outdoors, exercising and having fun in a simulated game of apocalyptic survival.

March 29-30: Bob Livingston concert, workshop

Legendary singer-songwriter Bob Livingston is coming to The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow to work on his latest book. While he’s here, he agreed to do a workshop and concert. Livingston will perform at Caribe on Saturday, March 29 at 5 p.m.; tickets are $15 in advance or $20 at the door. His workshop on the process of writing songs and memoirs will be Sunday, March 30 at The Writers’ Colony from 2 to 4:30 p.m.; tickets are $35. Tickets for both the workshop and the concert are $45. To purchase tickets, call 479-253-7444 or email See Calendar, page 34

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The Natural Way Fighting the season’s pollen


re you ready? The jonquils and daffodils are in full bloom the trees are getting Jim Fain ready to burst forth. Evenings are longer and warm enough to enjoy while the days are still a little chilly. Must be close to springtime and sneezes, itchy eyes and nose. The green cloud of pollen we get every year is already happening. Now is the time to start using pycnogenol to help reduce allergies across the board. This is a product when taken on a regular basis (1 cap/day) helps your immune system moderate its response. Meaning that it remains pointedly effective at struggling with colds, infections and nasty things that cause us trouble but reduces the immune battle with allergens that will soon be floating through the air as a green cloud of pollen. Pycnogenol helps the immune system call out the full power of the armed forces for big nasties but only calls out the local cop for pollen, etc. It takes a little time for our bodies to adjust, so start using pycnogenol sooner than later and keep using it through the worst of the pollen. Quercetin, as a safe antihistamine, and a Neti pot nasal rinse are very beneficial for Springtime allergies as well. New science has shown Quercetin to not only reduce allergic reactions but to also help lower blood pressure if it is elevated. So unlike some synthetic over-thecounter allergy products Quercetin is exceptionally safe. Add an aromatic like an Olbas product and symptoms are much less troublesome. Annoying bugs will not be far behind the blooming greenery. Now what about that chigger or tick? Likely, since we had such a mild winter the ticks and chiggers will be out in force this year. The best way to deal with the bites is to avoid them. But, that can be difficult if you step off the pavement or have a dog or cat that goes outside. I like a natural repellant to spray on my neck, arms, waste and ankles. I find it keeps all sorts of flying biters, chiggers and ticks at bay. It is so safe (and DEET free) that it can be used on dogs, cats and children.

Wisecrack Zodiac Aries: Someone close to you knows more than they’re telling. Don’t bother with the rubber hose, just whip out that box of wine you’re saving for a special occasion. You’ll get to the bottom of the box and the truth. Taurus: Being cautious is fine, but you’re moving slower than maple syrup in winter. Quit being a sap when you’re tapped for a decision. Gemini: Spring is finally on the way, but you should still hold off on wearing that halter top around town. The weather is still a bit chilly, and your plush carpet of back hair is scaring the children. Cancer: Not everything is about you, but it really should be. Start some really juicy gossip about yourself and have a few meltdowns at the grocery store. You’ll be the center of attention in no time, but you may have to dodge a few butterfly nets. Leo: If you pull yourself up by your bootstraps, you’re likely to pull a groin muscle. Crawl up into an office chair and roll your way back to the top. You’ll run over a few toes, but hey, it’s still a comeback. Virgo: Some people find happiness unexpectedly, but you stalk it like it’s an ex-girlfriend. Allow more randomness in your life, and fewer restraining orders. Libra: Forget the inspirational posters; life isn’t a clear-cut path. It’s a series of drunken stumbles and accidental pratfalls, but while you’re recuperating in that ditch you might as well make some friends. Scorpio: You ponder the unanswered questions, like “Has Smokey the Bear ever seen Bigfoot?” If you write all this down, you’ll have a History Channel series within a year. Enjoy your undeserved fame. Sagittarius: You think you’re receiving mixed messag-

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es, but your sweetie is being very clear. Take your head out of your butt and everything will be Dolby Digital-perfect. Capricorn: Yes, that first step is a doozy. The second step is a humdinger, the third is a lulu, and the fourth one is just an ass about the whole thing. Maybe you should take the elevator today. Aquarius: If you can’t be top dog, maybe it’s time to change teams. There’s probably a much

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shorter line to become top wombat or head moose. If that dog in the Chinese zoo can be a lion, you can be anything you want. Pisces: Don’t worry about the spotlight right now. In the darkest times, even a candle seems like a lot. See what you need to see and try not to stub your toe. Your days will grow brighter. Answers on page 29

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Lively Entertainment By Kristal Kuykendall

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Weekend of country, bluegrass sounds


his weekend brings several acts steeped in country and bluegrass sounds that are talented, fun and definitely worth a look. On Friday, Fayetteville-based bluegrass band Cutty Rye performs a show at Chelsea’s Corner Cafe & Bar. “Cutty Rye is a four-piece band of seriously off-the-wall bluegrass aficionados,” writes Peter Read of Nightflying magazine. “I suspect they can whip the room into a whooping frenzy with their bouncy, almost frantic approach to overall fun music. “Thing is, their musical art seems to be a home-brewed concoction that includes elements from traditional bluegrass, classic rock-n-roll, blues, and even jazz in places. Their first album ‘Half Pack of Chesterfields’ is a spirited set of rockin’, stompin’, bluegrass tunes guaranteed to get you out of your seat and onto the dance floor.”

Cutty Rye’s show at Chelsea’s begins at 9 p.m.; admission is $5. Chelsea’s is located at 10 Mountain St., 479-253-6723. On Saturday and Sunday, if you get out be sure and check out Horse Opera, performing at Chelsea’s Saturday night at 9 p.m. (admission $5) and at New Delhi Cafe Sunday afternoon from noon to 4 (free admission, open to all ages). Horse Opera is an Americana and rootsrock band from Austin, Texas, veterans of the music scene there. The group also has played an official showcase slot at SXSW Music Festival at the White Horse Bar where they also hold a monthly residency the first Thursday of each month. Albequerque music critic Summer Olsson of the Albuquerque Weekly Alibi writes of Horse Opera: “Austin’s Horse Opera is an honest-to-goodness country band. The quartet’s debut album, Sounds of the Desert,


is a two-steppin’ joy chock-full of pedal steel and heartbreak. It’s fun. It’s lonely. It makes you want to jump in your car (or pickup truck, preferably) and drive a dusty road to Texas because, surely, that’s where the heartfelt music and dancing are happening. A look at Horse Opera’s photos shows earnest men in boots, cowboy hats and Western shirts. But wait a sec— these cowboys are really punk rockers. In May, Horse Opera released Sounds of the Desert at the famed Continental Club in Austin. Deveney says the recording is the best thing he’s ever done. Horse Opera plays to promote the record at Low Spirits on Wednesday, with Scott Akers on guitar, Ben ‘Sparky’ Sparks on bass and Ralph Power (filling in for Chris Walther) on drums.” Following is the complete entertainment schedule for the coming week for Eureka Springs venues: THURSDAY, MARCH 20 • Chelsea’s, 10 Mountain St., 479-2536723: Bloody Ol’ Mule, 9 p.m. • Squid & Whale, 37 Spring St., 479-253-

7147: Open Mic and Pie Social, 7:30 p.m. FRIDAY, MARCH 21  • Blarney Stone, 85 S. Main St., 479-3636633: Mountain Shore, 7 p.m.   • Cathouse / Pied Piper, 82 Armstrong St., 479-363-9976: Wink Burcham, 8 p.m. to midnight • Chaser’s, 169 E. Van Buren, 479-2535522: Juke Box and Beer Pong Challenge • Chelsea’s: Cutty Rye, 9 p.m. • Eureka Live!, 35 N. Main St., 479-2537020:  DJ & Dancing, 9 p.m. to close • Henri’s Just One More, 19 1/2 Spring St., 479-253-5795: Juke Box, 9 p.m. • Jack’s Place, 37 Spring St., 479-2532219: Karaoke with DJ Goose & Maverick, 8 p.m. to midnight • Legends Saloon (Lumberyard), 105 E. Van Buren, 479-253-2500: DJ Pharaoh and Karaoke, 8 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe, 2 N. Main St., 479-2532525: Strange Deranger, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den, 45 Spring St., 479363-6444: Blew Reed & The Flatheads,

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9 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Rowdy Beaver Tavern, 417 W. Van Buren, 479-253-8544: Karaoke with Jerry, 7:30 p.m. • Squid & Whale: TBD, 9 p.m.  • Voulez-Vous Lounge, 63 Spring St., 479363-6595: Smokin Joliet Dave and The Mighty Mudhounds, 9 p.m. SATURDAY, MARCH 22 • Basin Park Hotel Balcony Bar & Restaurant, 12 Spring St., 479-253-7837: Catherine Reed, noon-3 p.m.; Chris Diablo, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

• Blarney Stone: Strange Deranger, 9 p.m. • Cathouse / Pied Piper: Wink Burcham, 8 p.m. to midnight  • Chaser’s: Stonebreakers, 9 p.m.  • Chelsea’s:  Horse Opera, 9 p.m. •  Eureka Live!: DJ & Dancing 9 p.m. to close • Henri’s Just One More: Juke Box, 9 p.m. • Jack’s Place: Karaoke with DJ Goose & Maverick, 8 p.m. to midnight • Legends Saloon (Lumberyard): 221 Band, 9 p.m.  • New Delhi Cafe: Handmade Moments,

6 to 10 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den: Karaoke with DJ Goose, noon to 4 p.m.; Rideshy, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. •  Rowdy Beaver Tavern: Another Fine Mess, 7:30 p.m. • Squid & Whale: TBD, 9 p.m. • Voulez-Vous Lounge: Smokin’ Joliet Dave and The Mighty Mudhounds, 9 p.m. SUNDAY, MARCH 23 • Basin Park Hotel Balcony Bar & Restaurant: James White, noon to 3 p.m.

• New Delhi Cafe: Horse Opera, noon to 4 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den: Rideshy, noon to 4 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Tavern: Sunday Specials MONDAY, MARCH 24 • Chaser’s: Poker ‘n’ Pool night • Chelsea’s:  Springbilly, 9 p.m. TUESDAY, MARCH 25 • Chelsea’s: Open Mic, 9 p.m. WEDNESDAY, MARCH 26 • Chaser’s: Ladies night, 9 p.m.  • Chelsea’s: Slaughter Daughters, 9 p.m.


with no lights resulted in the arrest of a man as well as the recovery of the stolen minibike. Hooray for swift police work. 11:49 p.m. – A caller advised that a small dog was locked in a car on Main Street. An officer responded but no contact was made. Maybe the owner realized locking his or her dog in the car wasn’t such a great idea. March 15 2:50 a.m. – A routine traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a woman for DWI, possession of a controlled substance and driving left of center. 2:58 a.m. – CCSO was informed of a guy prowling around Little Bear RV who just left on a motorcycle. An officer responded and found the man at Exxon. He told the officer he parks his limo out there. Sometimes people who seem suspicious are just going about their everyday business. 8 a.m. – A caller requested a welfare check, but the responding officer was unable to make contact. However, vehicles were present at the home. 1:25 p.m. – An officer came to the high school to standby after school for a possible altercation. No altercation took place. 2:12 p.m. – A caller advised that a man was on the roof of a store downtown during the St. Patrick’s Day Parade trying to catch beads and almost fell off the roof. An officer responded and the man got off the roof. Do you really need beads badly enough to risk your life? 3:43 p.m. – A complainant on Spring Street advised that the music was too loud in the park and would like it turned down. An officer responded and advised them to turn it down. I guess there’s such

a thing as too much St. Patrick’s Day cheer. 5:45 p.m. – A caller reported a white male up on Hillside above Scarlett’s with a backpack with arrows hanging out of it; he was also putting mud on his face and acting suspiciously. (Isn’t putting mud on his face a suspicious act in itself?) An officer responded and checked the area but was unable to come in contact with him. Be on the lookout for Katniss’ long lost brother. 6:35 p.m. – A caller advised that a gray van, coming into town on Highway 62, had almost ran off the road several times. An officer responded but did not witness the vehicle being driven recklessly. 7:14 p.m. – A caller informed of an accident at Main and Spring streets, possibly involving an intoxicated individual. An officer responded. 9:23 p.m. – The CCSO informed of a 911 hangup at a local inn. Officers responded for a welfare check, and everything was okay. I guess they had the wrong number. 9:51 p.m. – A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a man for failure to yield and DWI. 10:55 p.m. – A woman staying at a local hotel advised her husband was throwing things, yelling and screaming. Officers responded and assisted the man in getting to another hotel. March 16 12:18 a.m. – A traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a man for DWI. 12:45 a.m. – An employee at a local bar called to report that a banned customer came in, and when asked to leave, he grabbed the “electricity stuff” outside

and shut the power off. The man also threw the open sign on the ground. An officer responded and took a report. 2:25 a.m. – A caller from a local inn advised that a man was passed out and that something was “wrong with him.” She said that he was leaving the hot tub area and was a guest at the inn. An offic� cer responded but was unable to locate him. 11:15 a.m. – An officer responded – along with the Fire Department and the gas company – to a report of a gas leak on Pivot Rock Road. There was no fire danger. 11:19 a.m. – A pedestrian fell and hit his head on a fire truck that was stopped for traffic in the roadway. An officer responded but the pedestrian signed a waiver, saying no treatment was needed and he didn’t need a report. 2:10 p.m. – A caller reported a tree down at the corner near Grand Central. An officer responded and found bamboo laying across the roadway. The officer made contact with the property owner, who said he would take care of it. 2:40 p.m. – A caller reported a man sitting in his car in a parking lot for about 10 minutes downtown, advising he was possibly under the influence or mentally unstable. An officer respond and EMS was dispatched for a possible diabetic issue. The man was transported to Eureka Springs Hospital. 5:54 p.m. – A caller from Eureka Springs Hospital requested that an offic� cer come speak with a patient that they are having trouble keeping calm. Offic� cers responded, spoke with the patient and calmed him down.

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4:28 p.m. – A semi truck was stuck on the loop at Eureka Springs Hospital. An officer responded to assist the truck in getting back to the highway. It’s probably advisable for trucks to stay off the historic loop. 10:17 p.m. – Caller advised of a possibly intoxicated male, age 15, at a local inn. Officers responded and gave the boy a ride to the police department to arrange pickup from his parents. 10:20 p.m. – An officer responded to a house on E. Van Buren to file a report on a stolen minibike. March 13 12:55 p.m. – A manager at a local liquor store called about a fraudulent check. An officer took the report. 5:12 p.m. – A caller advised that a driver leaving the elementary school in an old white van appeared to be intoxicated. An officer found the van, and everything was okay. It’s better to be safe than sorry with a possible drunk driver. March 14 5:43 p.m. – A woman called to advise that a car without a handicap plate or sticker was parked in a handicap spot. An officer responded. Common courtesy: not parking in the handicap spot when you are perfectly capable of walking. Don’t be lazy, people. 10:15 p.m. – The CCSO advised of a driver trying to pass a school bus and using hand gestures. An officer made contact, and the people in the car advised they were heading to a hotel and would stay there the rest of the night. 11 p.m. – A traffic stop on a minibike

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Help Wanted

JUSTICE FOR LAURA in 2014. Stop Domestic Abuse in Carroll County

FULL-TIME/PERMANENT POSITION BEAVER LAKE COTTAGES Looking for unique individual to help run an upscale lodging property. Duties would include reservations, PR, cleaning & general make-ready. MUST live near the Grassy Knob area, or be willing to relocate, possible nearby living quarters. Some flexibility in days and hours. Benefits include yearly bonus and paid vacation. Rewarding position with pleasant working conditions for the right fit! Call 479-253-8439

SPRING EQUINOX CONCERT, Friday March 21st, 7p.m. at 'The Auditorium' in Eureka Springs, AR. Instruments, voices, dancers celebrate renewal that comes with Spring. Tickets $5/$2 at the door. VIP Sponsorship tickets from or WINTER MARKET IS HERE! We are open on Thursdays from 9a.m. to noon, Pine Mountain Village: FRESH, LOCAL GOODNESS! Apples, baked goods, carrots, lettuce, greens, sweet potatoes, spinach, winter squash, cheese, mushrooms, beef, pork and SO much more!

Garage Sale BEAVER TOWN INN, 102 Squire Beaver Rd. Decor, clothes, furniture & MORE!! Thurs.&Fri., March 27&28, 8am-5pm; Sat. March 29, 8am-noon. Rain or Shine!

Public Sale MARK RADEMACHER STUDIO Show & Sale. Saturday, March 29th, 9-4. Rain or Shine. Many tile and plate 2nds, ALL inventory for sale! Call 479-981-0387 for directions.

Pets PET SITTING/HOUSESITTING. For Eureka Springs, Holiday Island and surrounding areas. 25+ years experience. Reliable, references, insured. Call for details of service. Emily 918-409-6393, Lynn 479-363-6676

Help Wanted Beaver Lakefront Cabins, located close to Beaver Dam, is hiring a year-round housekeeper, 22-26 hrs/wk. Must take pride in your work, have phone and dependable transportation, have references, no criminal history and work weekends. Starting pay $11.00/hr + annual bonuses. Call 479-253-9210 to schedule an interview CONCESSION STAND WORKER needed for Turpentine Creek. Must have own transportation. Open 10a.m. to 5p.m. daily. Call 479-253-3718 for interview appt. FULL OR PART-TIME Tour Guide and gift shop personnel. Fun, flexible hours and good pay. Apply at War Eagle Cavern or call 479-789-2909. LOCAL FLAVOR CAFE is accepting applications and resumes for all positions. Please drop off between the hours of 3p.m.-5p.m. Monday-Friday. 71 South Main.

HANDYMAN WANTED for 1 day per week. Misc. work, including yard work. $10/hr. Call 479-253-6283 HELP WANTED: Busy motel, restaurant and vacation rental company in Holiday Island hiring for all positions. Weekends required. Pay based on experience. Call for interview appt. 479-253-9571. PARTS UNKNOWN, Eureka Spring's destination for a broad assortment of fine men's and women's fashions and accessories, is hiring Part-Time Sales Professionals. If you are a service driven, energetic fashion enthusiast, we'd like to meet with you. Please email your resume to or fax to 866-498-2780


Brighton Ridge of Eureka Springs is seeking a qualified individuals to fill the position of: CNA’s and Sponsoring CNA Training Floor Nurses RN’s or LPN’s $1,500 sign on bonus Brighton Ridge offers a newly remodeled living and working environment located in the beautiful city of Eureka Springs, AR. Brighton Ridge offers a competitive wage scale, full health insurance, 401K plans, and vacation benefits. Please inquire at the Business Office or send resumes to Jayme Creek. FX: 479-253-5325 • 235 Huntsville Road Eureka Springs, AR 72632 • 479-253-7038

Help Wanted DIRECTOR OF CLIENT SERVICES The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas is currently seeking an experienced professional to fill the position of Director of Client Services for our nine county service district in Northwest Arkansas. This position will operate out of the Harrison, AR agency headquarters and will be responsible for all aspects of the agency’s Personal Care and Case Management programs. Advanced people, computer, organization and leadership skills are essential for this position. Salary will be commensurate with experience, education and abilities. This position carries a comprehensive benefit and retirement package. Only on-line applications will be considered as candidates for this management position and will be accepted through Friday, April 4, 2014. Apply at Employment EEO Employer/Vet/Disabled/AA RESPONSIBLE HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED! Experience necessary in housekeeping, as well as front desk. References required. Must be willing to work weekends and holidays. We offer a good starting wage, plus tips and end-of-year bonus. We have a great place to work and need a person to join our team. If you feel you qualify for this position, call us at 479-253-8733 to setup interview.

ROCKIN PIG SALOON is now hiring for wait staff, grill cooks and lead kitchen position. Please apply in person today! SECURITAS SECURITY SERVICES is now hiring qualified individuals in Berryville/Green Forest. Applicant must have reliable transportation, means of communication, No felonies or Class A misdemeanors, high school diploma or GED, and must be at least 18 years of age. Apply online at

Business Opportunities ESTABLISHED SEASONAL RESTAURANT available for lease, resort area on Table Rock. Inquire at 417-496-4927.

To place a classified ad in the CITIZEN, stop by the office, call 479-253-0070, or e-mail us at

Help Wanted Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas

In-Home Personal Care Assistants The Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas is currently accepting applications for Personal Care Assistants to work with our In-Home clients of Carroll County. We are looking for outstanding individuals with good work ethics that truly cares about our senior citizens. The right candidates would enjoy the flexibility of a work schedule up to 28 hours per week, paid holidays, incentive bonuses, participation in the agency’s retirement plan and the satisfaction of helping senior citizens maintain their independence. Previous training and experience preferred for immediate placement with a starting wage of $9.10 per hour. We will provide training for untrained applicants otherwise eligible for employment.

For more information and to apply on-line go to and click on the Employment tab. Position will remain open until filled. AA/EEO employer

Real Estate for Sale TWO for ONE, 1886 cottage refurbished & updated 1991 and studio apartment & garage built 1997. Best location in town, no traffic & quiet, one block above Spring St. $175,000/OBO. Call 951-545-3740 or for pictures .

Commercial for Sale

EUREKA SPRINGS RETAIL building on 1.99 acres with 1,000-sq.ft. of retail space, office, 300ft. Highway 62 frontage, huge parking lot, large steel storage container, and two full-size billboards for rental income. Price includes adjacent house with 920sq.ft. of living space. Real estate and inventory, $330,000, or will sell real estate without inventory for less. One quarter mile from the new hospital site. 479-253-8474

Advertising in the Citizen classifieds is not only a valuable marketing tool offline, it is also a powerful way to reach thousands of potential customers ONLINE.

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Services Offered

Services Offered

For Rent

ASK ME ABOUT FENCING! New fencing and repairs. Call 870-480-3884.

HANDYMAN HOME REPAIRS & REMODELING carpentry, drywall, decks, tile, plumbing, electrical. One call does it all. Bonded. Serving NWA since 1977. Bob Bowman. 479-640-5353

HOLIDAY ISLAND: 1BR, Furnished. Deck, woods view. $525 single. $575 couple. Includes utilities, cable. No Pets. No Smoking. References. Lease. F/L/S† 479-981-2979

CHEF4YOU CATERING/PERSONAL CHEF SERVICE: I can work with any budget and all types of events. PERSONAL CHEF Service available, healthy weekly meals prepared for you and your family. Call Denise at 479-253-6118. EUREKA METALWORKS, Professional welding, custom fabrication or repairs, CNC plasma-cutting, gates/fences, mailboxes, signage, artwork, chimney-hats. Call Eric 479-253-6972 or LAST RESORT SOLUTIONS for old and new injury affecting nerves, brain, vascular, respiratory, digestive and urinary systems. Pain, Numbness, Fatigue, Brain Fog, Allergic or Inflammatory states. Neurology, Acupuncture, Kinesiology, Clinical Nutrition. Steven Shiver, DC, ND. 479-665-2544 OZARK PAINT COMPANY: Interior, Exterior, decks and pressure washing. Call Andy Stewart at 479-253-3764 PATHWAY MEDIATION — private, informal, confidential, affordable. Check us out at 870-423-2474. PSYCHIC INTUITIVE READINGS Eureka Springs • Holiday Island • or by phone 479-253-7092/local or 816-273-3668/cell Q&R OUTDOOR SERVICES Gutter cleaning, mowing, painting, pressure washing, staining, tree removal. Call John 479-244-0338 SPRING HAVE YOU itching to remodel your kitchen or bathroom? Need a deck to enjoy this beautiful weather? Call Ricky's Custom Carpentry and Tile at 479-981-2383. Specializing in building your dreams. THE CLEAN TEAM Housecleaning and Janitorial. Bonded and reliable. Many references. Free estimates. 20 years experience. Call 417-655-0694 or 417-597-5171. TLC ESTATE SALES: We have 28 years experience in estate sales. We can take the burden of down-sizing or having to take care of a loved one's things, off your shoulders. My staff and I set-up and run your sale. We get top dollar for your items. We have many followers that come to our sales and they love to buy. For more information call Lee at 479-876-2910. CHIMNEY WORKS - Complete chimney services: sweeps, repairs, relining, and installation. Call Bob Messer. (479) 253-2284 COMPUTER PROBLEM? We have a solution! Hardware, software, technical, upgrades or connection issues. Eureka Springs Computer Solutions. Call 479-244-9335 FANNING'S TREE SERVICE Bucket Truck 65' reach. Professional trimming, stump grinding topping, removal, chipper. Free estimates. Licensed, Insured. 870-423-6780, 870-423-8305

TOM HEARST Professional Painting and Carpentry Painting & Wood Finishing Trim & Repair Carpentry Drywall Repair & Texturing Pressure Washing 479-244-7096 TREE WORK - Skilled tree care: trimming, deadwooding and removals. Conscientious, professional arborist and sawmiller, Bob Messer (479) 253-2284

For Rent 1BR/1BA ON ELK STREET, with balcony, parking, new carpet. $550/mo. for single, $575/mo. double, +F/L/S. Includes: water, trash, gas, cable, wi-fi. No smoking. No dogs. 479-244-9155 2BR/1BA APARTMENT, W/D hookups, full equipped kitchen plus CH/A. On-premise manager. Pivot Rock Village Apartments, 479-253-4007 or cell 479-244-5438, leave message. 2BR/1BA DUPLEX, Very Nice! Covered carport, CH/A, hardwood floors, W/D hookups, no pets. $800/mo. +deposit. Call 479-981-9976. 2BR/2BA, 1,280 SQ.FT. nestled on 7.5 acres. W/D hookups, covered porch. $850/mo. first/last/deposit. 479-253-3718 2BR/2BA TOWNHOUSE APT. w/Garage, W/D, dishwasher, no smoking inside, small dog ok w/dep, $650/mo. 12 month lease, Pivot Rock, First/Last required. Available early April. 479-981-0682 2BR $450/mo. First & Last. Fresh Remodel. Between Berryville and Eureka Springs. 870-423-9399 or 870-480-3161 2BR APARTMENT, Mill Hollow, Eureka. Recent remodel, W/D, wood or electric heat, well-water, organic garden, water/sewer/trash paid, non-smoking. $575/mo. 479-253-6972 3BR/2BA NEWLY REMODELED. Wood laminate floors. In town acreage, semi-secluded, yet close to shopping. No indoor smoking. $750/mo., E.S. 479-253-9564 3BR/2BA NICE DOUBLEWIDE, 5 Miles W. of Eureka. Very Clean, Non-Smoking, Wood Floors. Small pet OK. Deck & private back yard. Water&Trash Included. $750/mo., $400/dep. and references. Call 479-981-0706. APARTMENTS! SEVERAL to choose from with various sizes, features and rent amounts. Call for information 479-244-5011. A VERY NICE: 2BR/2BA with garage $750/mo. 1st/last/deposit. Call 479-253-6283 or 479-253-6959

HOLIDAY ISLAND: Spacious, updated condo 2BR/1bath, Quiet location, wooded views. Upper unit with covered porch, W/D in unit, all appliances, $570/mo. includes water/trash. Available 4/1 Call or text 763-244-7707. See at:


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STORAGE SHEDS AVAILABLE at Bass Lane Storage on Holiday Island. 479-253-1772 or cell 262-496-5025. UNIQUE STUDIO apartment in Eureka Springs Wi-fi/cable/utilities included. New hardwood floors & paint. Enclosed pet porch/deck. Mountain/forest view, W/D on premises. 479-981-3449

Roommate Wanted SEEKING LIVE-IN COMPANION. To be available for occasional minimal assistance. Please call 479-244-5011 for more information.

Wanted to Rent WANTED TO RENT OR LEASE: Clean, furnished house with garage or carport. Prefer a very good view. No kids, No pets, Don't smoke. Call 479-244-0844.

Pet of the Week

Commercial for Rent 1,200 to 1,400 SQ FT COMMERCIAL OR OFFICE SPACE Hwy. frontage available. For immediate occupancy. Call Rex at 479-981-0081, 9am to 5pm

Vehicles for Sale 1997 TOYOTA PICKUP: 2WD, Excellent mechanical, Topper, 170K, $5500. 479-253-3369 2005 TOYOTA SCION. 2-door, standard transmission, new clutch, new bluetooth stereo system. Runs great. Pretty car! 183K/mi. $2500. Call 479-244-0141.

Motorcycle for Sale 1998 HONDA VALKYRIE GL1500. Good condition. Gas tank and carburetor overhauled. $3000 OBO. 479-366-1478.

Misc. for Sale DERKSEN PORTABLE BUILDINGS for sale or rent-to-own. Hwy 62West, across from Walmart, Berryville. No deposit or credit check. Free Delivery. 870-423-1414 SMALL, CUTE, DOVE-TAILED Pine Log Cabin with covered porch and loft. No plywood or chipboard. Perfect for studio, guest house or starter home on lake property. Also custom gazebos. View prototypes in Eureka. (c)479-253-2383 (h)479-253-7874

This large, lovable 1-1/2 yr. old short haired orange tabby is “Harley” (#133) at the Good Shepherd Animal Shelter. He’s very sweet natured, loves to play & gets along great with everybody. Harley would appreciate having a real home. He has all his shots, is neutered & can be adopted for 1/2 the usual adoption fee. The shelter, in addition to lots of nice dogs of all sizes & breeds, has over 100 homeless cats of all colors & personalities. It’s on Hwy. 62 East of Eureka Springs, open 12-5 every day but Wednesday, Phone: 253-9188. Adopt a pet & save a life & thank you for caring.

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Restaurant Guide

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YOUR GUIDE TO THE EATING OUT IN EUREKA SPRINGS AND THE REST OF LOVELY COUNTY Still the most breathtaking view to dine by and yes, we are


Wed. - Sat. 5-9pm •

304 Mundell Road, West Eureka Springs off Highway 187




FEATURING Chef David Gilderson THURSDAYS LOCALS NIGHT $14.95 Specials

LunchServing 11 a.m.-2 p.m. Thurs., Fri. & Sat. Dinner Nightly Dinner Nightly p.m. pm Seating from 5:005-9 – 9:00 37 N. Main • 479-253-6756 • RESERVATIONS SUGGESTED

Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week

Breakfast Saturday & Sunday

Wi-Fi Access

Take-Out Available

“A Family Atmosphere” Catfish, Burgers, Chicken & Salad All-You-Can-Eat CATFISH “The Best Around” Playing on the deck Fri. & Sat. evenings

DIRTY TOM weather permitting

14581 Hwy 62 W • 479.253.4004 Just 3 miles West of Town – Towards Beaver Lake


Restaurant in Eureka Springs

Myrtie Mae’s!

It’s Love At First Bite At

Myrtie Mae’s!

Great food and efficient service in a pleasant family-friendly, smoke-free environment.

OUR 23rd YEAR Re-Opening Valentines Day for our 24th Season 26 White St. on the Upper Historic Loop


Serving Breakfast, Lunch & Dinner Daily Don’t miss our famous Sunday Brunch In Best Western Inn of the Ozarks Hwy. 62 West, Eureka Springs, AR


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Citizen Restaurant Guide Call us at (479) 253-0070

did not hurt anyone, contrary to statements from the victims. The affidavit states that Yao broke into the back door and grabbed one of the victims by the throat and bit her lip. He then put both victims in “headlocks” and slammed them into the wall, breaking the sheet rock. One of the victims was then able to get Yao out of the house before he was able to attack again. One of the victims also stated, in the police affidavit, that the violence with Yao had been an ongoing problem and she was afraid to report it because Yao was employed by the police, and she did not think anything would be done about it. Hyatt later responded that neither he nor anyone with his agency would try to protect Yao, and he noted that it was the city police who arrived first and got control of the situation by detaining him.


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March 30: Eureka Springs Opera Guild annual meeting

The Eureka Springs Opera Guild will hold its annual meeting at the Crescent Hotel’s Conservatory Room on Sunday, March 30 at 3 p.m. Jim Swiggart will emcee the meeting and will announce the 2014 season productions of Opera in the Ozarks, which will perform in its newly air conditioned venue. This is the 64th year of preparing opera stars of tomorrow at the Opera in the Ozarks. The public is invited to attend the March 30 meeting. There will be light refreshments, coffee, iced tea and water. Because the meeting begins shortly after the Crescent’s Champagne Sunday Brunch in the Crystal Ballroom, the Crescent is offering meeting attendees a special discount on brunch; reservations are available from 9 a.m. to 12:30 p.m. Call 479253-9652 for reservations.

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After the St. Patrick’s Day Parade there were multiple parties held through town. One party was at the Pied Piper Pub / Cathouse Lounge Beer Garden. Foleys Van added musical ambiance to the afternoon as the green beer flowed. Singing and dancing abounded, along with various games to pass the time. The Eureka Springs Downtown Network hosted a more family friendly event in Basin Park. Music and chalk-art were the order of the afternoon amid the packed park full of mostly tourists in town for St. Patty.

Photo by Jennifer Jackson

Funny hats, Melanie Pierce’s fire juggling and fiddle tunes were the order of the day at the Pied Piper beer garden after the St. Patrick’s Parade Saturday.

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Fantastic open floor plan accented with attention to quality & detail compliments this home with entertainment areas on the main & lower levels. The double decks offer you private views for your outdoor living pleasure. Custom kitchen, formal dining room, 4 bedrooms & much much more are but a few or the amenities offered to you. This MUST SEE home offers not just an address but a true Ozark lifestyle. $219,900. For a private showing call Al Hooks.


AL HOOKS 479.363.6419



Excellent business location! This very successful Hwy 62 high traffic location offers multiple use buildings with approximately 10,000 sq ft of combined spaces. 40+ parking spaces. Buildings have been updated and maintained meticulously. Possible usage and amenities too numerous to list. For confidential showing please call Al Hooks. $850,000.

AL HOOKS 479.363.6419

AL HOOKS 479.363.6419

Fabulously restored 8,528 sq ft historic 2 story landmark building w/basement. Presently home of unique shop on main floor and balconied living quarters upstairs both hosting approximately 3000 sq. feet each. Located in historic downtown on Main St. in the heart of the dining/shopping & entertainment district w/one of Eurekas highest pedestrian & vehicle traffic counts, flanked by parking on 3 sides. This rare totally restored piece of history has amenities galore ... call for details & private showings. $859,000. AL HOOKS 479.363.6419

8 Main Street Lots !!! Beautiful commercial lots located between Planner Hill and downtown Eureka shopping. The heavy foot & road traffic make this an ideal location for a commercial business. $349,000. –

Lovingly m a i n tained lake house offers the best for full time or vacation living. Spacious open floor plan in the living/dining area opens onto the back deck w/hot tub. Bedrooms on either side of living space provides privacy for owners & guests. Tons of storage space including 2 ~ 2 car garages. MOVE IN READY! Call today for your private showing. $247,500.

Log home in desirable Lake Lucerne Estates sits on 6 (+/-) acres. Bright open living space is graced with exposed beams, stone fireplace, beautiful hardwood floors. Huge master suite has many possibilities. Covered front porch, large back deck overlooks big backyard & offers valley views. $189,000. – –


CHERYL COLBERT 479.981.6249 – •

PAuL FAuLK 479-981-0668 -


PRICE REDUCED ONLY $69,000 for 2 bed/2 bath WBFP, carport & more!

CHERYL COLBERT 479.981.6249 –

Charming Victorian two story cottage, 2 baths each w/Jacuzzi tub, living room has gas log fireplace, 4 lots 25 x 80 each, cave & BONUS 4 - 6 off street parking spaces. Commercial possibilities or family home. $115,000.


AL HOOKS 479.363.6419 –

Meticulously constructed & maintained home with attention to detail and quality. This totally custom home offers amenities galore! Spectacular mountain & valley views are offered from your private decks or soaring living room windows. Gourmet kitchen, beautiful balconied library, fantastic work shop and studio, 3.5 car garage, 3.3 private acres and much much more. Call me for a private showing. $459,500.

AL HOOKS 479.363.6419 –


This prime retail building located right on historic Spring St. is waiting for you! This building boasts a prime retail location PLUS a nightly unit (with separate entrance) on 2nd floor. Off-street parking, balcony in front & back with views. A great opportunity to have a home & business. $490,500.

AL HOOKS 479.363.6419 •

Beautiful 3/2 Federal style home offers charm & appeal with its landscaped yard, ample living space, basement and off street parking right off of the Historic Loop. Call me for a Showing TODAY! $242,000.

PAuL FAuLK 479-981-0668 -

The perfect marriage of home & lake. This geo Dome Home & fab guest house are nestled on pristinely landscaped grounds & gardens with million dollar views. Multi leveled decks surround this home, and invite the Ozarks into your living areas. The home has been immaculately maintained with attention to detail and quality. Amenities too numerous to list. $299,000.


AL HOOKS 479.363.6419 –

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