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n Visitors to Eureka

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March 31 12:29 p.m. – A caller reported two dogs running loose at the intersection of Main and Spring streets. An officer picked the dogs up and brought them to the Eureka Springs Police Department. The owner later paid the impound fee and picked them up. Reunited and it feels so good! 2:42 p.m. – A dump truck on Arkansas Highway 23 North stalled out. An officer responded and assisted with traffic. 3:16 p.m. – A complainant advised of a brown car following too close on U.S. Highway 62 from Berryville to Eureka. An officer watched for the vehicle at the intersection of Hwy. 62 and Arkansas Highway 23 South, but he did not see a vehicle fitting that description. The brown car got where it needed to go, even if it was a little too aggressively. 3:31 p.m. – The Carroll County Sheriff’s Office advised of a dispute between a vendor and a local restaurant manager. Officers responded and spoke with both parties; everything was resolved. Sometimes cops make the best mediators.

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4:11 p.m. – A man turned himself in on a warrant for second-degree criminal mischief. 11:51 p.m. – A caller on County Road 317 reported what sounded like a motor vehicle collision. An officer responded, located the collision – just outside the city limits – and stood by until the CCSO arrived. April 1 7:34 a.m. – A welfare check on a French Street resident was requested. An officer responded and located the resident, who said he would call his friend and let him know he was okay. It’s always good to know someone’s looking out for you, even if nothing’s wrong. 7:34 a.m. – A caller requested an officer to respond to his residence in reference to an argument with his neighbors. An officer responded and resolved the situation. 6:18 p.m. – The CCSO advised officers to be on the lookout for a rolling domestic in a black Hyundai departing from a local liquor See Dispatch, page 20

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Visitors to county up barely in 2013, reports show Previous report based on wrong data; six-year slide appears to have stopped By Kristal Kuykendall

EDITOR’S NOTE: The Citizen last week reported erroneously that the number of visitors in 2013 dropped precipitously from 2012, basing that report on data from 2006 that was believed to be from 2012. The Citizen apologizes profusely for the mistake; following is the corrected version of that report. Newly released state tourism figures show an ever-so-slight rebound in the number of visitors to the Eureka Springs area last year, after the total had dropped 15 percent over the prior six years following a 10-year peak in 2006 of 880,241 visitors. According to figures obtained from the Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism this week, Carroll County had 745,077 visitors in 2013, up 0.3 percent from the total of 742,845 in 2012. The improvement stops a six-year slide that began in 2007, the year after 880,241 people visited the county, marking the high point of the last decade. Travel expenditures here in 2013 also increased, the state’s figures show, rising about $3.13 million or 1.8 percent since 2012, totaling $174.7 million in 2013. Eureka, as the primary (some would say sole) tourist destination in Carroll County, is on the upswing even if only slightly, noted officials at the City Advertising and Promotion Commission at Monday’s town hall meeting on tourism. Though the state report figures are not fantastic, they’re an improvement over the previous six years of decline, and the city collected a record 1.2 million in tourism taxes in 2013, the CAPC said recently in its annual report. Tourism tax revenue, according to the CAPC, grew slightly in 2013, up 0.6 percent from the year before at $1.2 million. By comparison, statewide tourism tax revenue grew by more than 3 percent in 2013, it increased by 6.2 percent in Hot Springs, and it also grew by just over 3 percent in Branson, Mo., city officials there told the Citizen. However, when adjusted for inflation, Eu-

reka’s tourism figures show a slightly more challenging picture. After inflation, Eureka’s tourism tax revenue – the funds that pay for marketing and advertising our tourism industry – actually fell last year, but just barely, says CAPC Chairman Charles Ragsdell. After inflation, tourism tax revenue in 2013 was down $10,454, or 0.87 percent, Ragsdell’s calculations show. But that followed a significant upswing in 2012 that saw tourism tax revenue jump 7.5 percent or $82,140, when adjusted for inflation. City tourism officials now say a renewed emphasis on overnight trips and lodging revenue is called for to help the city’s biggest industry continue to recover from a slump that began as early as 2000, figures from CAPC reports show. And a recent Lovely County Citizen study showed that the cornerstone of the industry, overnight lodging, continues to struggle more and more every year. Lodging tax revenue in 2013 totaled $616,045, which is a half-percentage point drop from 2012. The decrease follows two decades of struggles: When converted to the pre-2007 tax rate of just 2 percent – so we’re comparing apples to apples – 2013’s lodging tax total is $410,675. That is a 0 percent increase over the lodging tax total from 2003 of $409,697. Furthermore, it reveals just 8.2 percent growth in the lodging business since 1993. Mike Maloney, executive director of the CAPC, acknowledged that the low lodging figures are a challenge that Eureka has to overcome. “Lodging is the foundation of tourism; when somebody spends the night they’re taking advantage of the big experience of Eureka Springs,” Maloney said. “They check in on Thursday, and first thing, they’ve got to go eat. Then the next day, they opt for the retail experience, or they visit some of our attractions and they’ve got to eat again and again. “Once we get them in town and lodged then we have an opportunity to showcase

the rest of the town for those visitors. Lodging is very, very important. It really does become the foundation of why people have a good experience here.” Lodging and the Eureka Springs lifestyle and experience in general are actually the focus of 2014’s advertising campaign, Maloney said. It marks a significant new direction in how the CAPC is promoting and advertising the city in parts far and near. FOCUS ON WEDDINGS The CAPC is also this year putting a heavier emphasis in its advertising on Eureka as a wedding destination – after more than a decade of decline in the number of marriage licenses obtained here. Eureka Springs in the late 1990s and early 2000s earned the moniker “Wedding Capital of the South” after the number of marriage licenses obtained at the Eureka courthouse outstripped the rest of the state and the city had more than a 10 percent share of the state’s entire marriage license total. But since its peak total of 5,124 in 2001, fewer people have been coming to Eureka to wed each year. Last year, the Eureka courthouse issued just 2,139 marriage licenses – a mere 42 percent of the high reached in 2001. This shows that Eureka Springs, as a tourist destination, has in recent years not even reached half of its potential for wedding visitors. Marketing Eureka Springs as a wedding destination has not been a high priority at the CAPC for some time, but it has been bumped up in importance and will be the focus of a larger portion of the city’s advertising campaign this year, Maloney told the Citizen recently. Maloney and other CAPC officials have noted that weddings are down nationwide, and they are down across Arkansas as well, falling from 40,128 in 2001 to about 31,000 last year, the Arkansas Bureau of Vital Statistics reports. The marriage rate nationally is at its lowest point in more than a century, ac-

cording to the U.S. Census Bureau, and the number of marriages fell 5 percent during the recent recession. But a new report from Demographic Intelligence of Charlottesville, Va., predicts an upcoming increase in the marriage rate, in part due to pent-up demand and a recovery from the recession. The company predicts a 4 percent increase in the number of weddings nationally this year for a total of 2.189 million, and another increase, to 2.208 million, in 2015. The number of destination weddings in the United States is expected to comprise 10 percent of those totals, a trend that has grown 25 percent since 2009, the report said. According to Reuters, the destination wedding industry will grow to be a $16 billion market this year, booming from just $3 billion in 2001, the last banner year for such events in Eureka Springs. The marriage rate is expected to stay around the same as it was last year, which was about 6.8 marriages per 1,000 population. In Arkansas, that figure is considerably higher. Our state had the third-highest marriage rate in the country in recent years, making it the perfect breeding ground for a comeback for the Wedding Capital of the South. Maloney said Monday night that the CAPC last year devoted about 8 percent of its advertising and marketing budget to wedding advertising, and he expects that portion to grow even more this year with the renewed emphasis on that market and the expected growth of the destination wedding industry. Additionally, the CAPC’s newly renovated website for the first time features a section devoted to weddings that includes lists of wedding vendors and other resources helpful for anyone wanting to wed in Eureka, CAPC officials noted. The website lists for free any area wedding vendors who are licensed with the city, Maloney said.

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Town hall on tourism draws large crowd of concerned residents Lovely County Citizen Staff Report More than 100 local residents concerned about the town’s tourism industry filled the room to overflowing at a town hall meeting held Monday evening at Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. The meeting, called and organized by a few concerned business owners in the local tourism industry, included about a half-dozen speakers, including three bed and breakfast owners and officials from the City Advertising and Promotion Commission. First to speak was Kathy Pickowitz of Rock Cottage Gardens B&B, who gave the short version of a report she compiled previously for the CAPC, featuring statistics on the wedding industry and trends across the country and locally. Susan Misavage, co-owner of Angel at Rose Hall B&B, reviewed the history of wedding tourism in Eureka Springs. Bob Jasinski, also of Angel at Rose Hall, suggested using the city of Ouray, Colorado, as a model for Eureka Springs tourism

promotion and development. Charles Ragsdell, chairman of the CAPC, disputed tourism statistics in a Lovely County Citizen article published last week – which was erroneous and is corrected in this week’s edition, see page 3 and page 10 – and presented his own figures to show that tourism is beginning to rebound. Comments from the audience were limited to three minutes per person; more than a dozen stood up to speak. Kim and Paul Dutile from The Lodge spoke about guest responses to motorcycle noise and the limited hours that area restaurants and businesses are open. Damon Henke of the CAPC and Eric Studer of the Retreat at Sky Ridge talked about changing the city’s branding. Writer Enid Swartz and photographer Melodye Purdy encouraged everyone to cooperate. Randall Christie and Kent Butler of the Great Passion Play spoke about attracting families to town. Kristal Kuykendall, editor of the Lovely County Citizen, moderated the meeting.

Reality show coming to Eureka Springs Casting director looking for locals series, working to sell the city as an ideal place for a reality show. A reality show is coming to town. “I’ve been telling them all the wonderFor the next few weeks, Doron Ofir ful things our community has to offer,” Casting, a division of Popular Produc- Teresa said, going on to list the area’s nattions Inc., is looking for a cast of locals ural beauty, its history and the diversity of to populate the series, which will focus the people as important factors in drawing on the “one-of-a-kind setting” of Eureka the show to Eureka Springs. “I think we Springs. have something unique here.” Ofir said this series will be a departure She said they were first contacted about from the shows he’s previously worked the possibility of a series about a year on, which include “The Millionaire ago, but interest was renewed about two Matchmaker,” “Jersey or three weeks ago. Shore” and “RuPaul’s She also added that Drag Race.” “This show is not a ‘Jersey they have no personal “This is not a ‘Jerstake in the show, that Shore.’ This is not about sey Shore,’” he told they have just been raucous behavior.” the Citizen. “This is acting as liaisons benot about raucous between it and the city. – Doron Ofir havior.” The casting proAccording to Ofir’s cess – including website, CastingEureSkype interviews and, the show is looking for a variety in-person interviews – will take about of locals, “from families who have been five weeks, Ofir said, advising interested rooted to the city for generations to the people to apply as soon as possible. He brand new resident who hasn’t even fin- said that he would be coming to town in ished unpacking, the teacher who serves about a month to do the in-person casting as the town’s armchair historian, the wise- interviews. cracking bartender, the hotel clerk, the “I hope that it’s something that’s rehero, the mechanic, the baker’s daughter, ceived well,” Ofir said. the doc, the town gossip and everyone in Those interested in becoming TV stars between.” can apply on Though As the show is still in development, a the website indicates that applicants must TV network has not yet picked it up, but be at least 18, Ofir said teenagers are welOfir said a cable network is interested in come to apply so long as they have parenairing the Eureka series. He said it will tal permission. be in the vein of scripted shows such as He also added that while some reality “Parks and Recreation,” “Portlandia,” shows have transplanted people in from “Twin Peaks” and “Picket Fences.” other places, that will not be happening “It’s a window into Americana – it’s a with this series. lifestyle series about family and commu“It’s a jewel that the rest of the U.S. nity,” he said, adding the show would be doesn’t really know about,” Ofir said of about the town and the way it views itself. Eureka Springs. “It’s a very lightheart“Who, what, where and when defines this ed look at the town – it’s not looking to town?” make fun of it. … To be honest, I think Locally, James and Teresa DeVito have this is something that’s never been done been in touch with the people behind the before.” By Catherine Krummey

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Nancy Silvers and her husband, William, who works at Eureka Springs Transit, claim their $1 million check at the Arkansas Lottery Claims Center in Little Rock on Monday.

Berryville woman wins $1 million

Quick Pick lottery ticket purchased at Rapid Robert’s in Eureka By Catherine Krummey

Nancy Silvers has one million reasons to celebrate this week. In Saturday night’s drawing, a Powerball Quick Pick ticket she purchased at Rapid Robert’s in Eureka Springs matched the first five numbers drawn, winning her $1 million. Silvers and her husband, William, didn’t realize they had won until the next morning, when he checked the numbers. “It was a total shock,” she said Monday. “I’m still having a little trouble breathing.” She first celebrated the win with her

husband and her mother before claiming the $1 million. Silvers and her husband, from Berryville, went down to the Arkansas Lottery Claims Center in Little Rock on Monday afternoon to claim her prize. Before the lottery officials gave her the big check, she said there was a security process to verify her identity. Calling the $1 million a “blessing from God,” Silvers said she plans to use the money to pay off debts, donate to her church, Golden Baptist Church in Golden, Mo., and for a few other “little things.” “It’s beyond my wildest dreams,” Silvers said of winning the money.


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Sweet-n-Savory Cafe opens By Jennifer Jackson

A new restaurant opened in Eureka Springs last week, but both the chef and the building should be familiar to longtime connoisseurs of local cuisine. Ann Naumann is the owner of The Sweet-n-Savory Cafe, on East Van Buren across from Pine Mountain Theater. A Eureka resident for 31 years, Naumann was a chef at Local Flavor for the past 16 years, and also worked at Cafe Armagost and Dairy Hollow House. Wanting to have her own restaurant, she bought the building, formerly Spring Fried Chicken, in January, and with the help of a friend, Trey Merritt, opened last week. “I couldn’t have done it without Trey,” Naumann said. Naumann said she and her husband, Tom, had looked for a place to have their own restaurant off and on for years. After Tom passed away two and half years ago, the dream sat on the shelf until Merritt visited Eureka last spring. Naumann and Merritt had worked together in the 1990s at Lester Armagost’s restaurant, Cafe Armagost. Mentioning that she and Tom had wanted to open restaurant, Merritt said, “I’ll help you.” They spent the summer looking at buildings, Naumann said. In January, she bought the Spring Fried Chicken building because of the location, parking and structural soundness of the building. It had sat empty for eight years, however, so with the help of her son, Yahkie Naumann, a 2000 Eureka Springs High School graduate, and Merritt, Naumann had the interior extensively remodeled. “It took us a while to see what this could be, because it looked abandoned, which it was,” Merritt said. Three days after buying the building, which dates from the mid-1970s, they started tearing out the old floors and ceilings, along with all wiring, plumbing and light fixtures. “An old building is like an onion,” Merritt said. “You take off a layer and

realize what more you have to do.” Naumann also had a completely new kitchen installed, including the vent hood. She is the head chef. Merritt, who worked for a bakery in Little Rock, helps with baking and kitchen management. Naumann’s younger daughter, Shastah, 28, is a waitress. Originally from Chicago, Ann was living in Arizona when she and friend from college decided to go on road trip the summer after their freshman year. Driving to Washington state, they got jobs picking apples in an orchard, where they met Tom. Ann gave Tom a lift back to Taos, and nothing was the same after that, Ann said. Their first child, Yahkie, was born in Key West. He went with them when they worked in Vermont for three apple seasons. “I cooked for the apple pickers,” Ann said. “It was my first introduction to cooking for more than just me. They liked what I cooked.” The family was on their way back to Taos when stopped to visit a friend in Eureka Springs in the early 1980s. They stayed and never left, Ann said. Tom was the tech guy at the Auditorium, where he was working full-time up to the week before he died. Naumann said she never ate at Spring’s Fried Chicken, although some of the people who worked on the building remodel said they had. While fried chicken won’t be on the menu, Sweetn-Savory offers a full breakfast menu, including omelets, crepes, quiche and fresh baked goods; soups, salads and sandwiches, hamburgers and fries, plus a few dinner-type entrees: salmon, tilapia and shrimp scampi. “Everything is home-made,” Naumann said. Desserts include pies, brownies, cookies, and cheesecake. Beer and wine available. The cafe has two dining rooms plus a screened-in porch with a view of the woods. The Sweet-n-Savory Cafe is located at 2076 E. Van Buren. Open 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily except Wednesdays. Parking in front and behind the building.

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Ann Naumann, right, opened The Sweet-n-Savory Cafe, in March with the help of a friend and former colleague, Trey Merritt, left.

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Bing Bang Boomerang

Designer’s fashion career comes full circle By Jennifer Jackson

Mark Hughes remembers the first Project Runway-type challenge he set for himself. It was in the winter of 2010, and Eureka had received 18 inches of snow. Knowing everyone would be house bound, Hughes decided to spend three days creating three new designs, with the goal of creating an outfit good enough to be added to his permanent repertoire. The next year, Hughes decided to create five outfits in five days inspired by the musical, “Hairspray,” for display in the lobby of the Arkansas Repertory Theater lobby during the show’s run. Recruiting Don Bollinger, his assistant when he was The Rep’s costume designer, Hughes created modern versions of ‘60s outfits to fit the personalities of the show’s main characters. “We laid out the research, listened to the show, and asked “What would the characters be wearing if they shopped at Regalia?” Hughes said. Hughes’ career as a costume designer took him all over the country creating costumes for major theatrical productions before he decided to focus his talents in one direction. He now designs and makes handmade, natural fiber clothing at his sales rooms and studio, Regalia, in a historic cottage on the upper historic loop. This weekend, Hughes starts a schedule of spring trunk shows in major cities featuring his new line of vintage-style clothing, Bing Bang Boomerang, which like his career, has gone full circle. “I came back around to dress design after so many years in the theater,” he said. Originally from the Little Rock suburb of Jacksonville, Hughes studied costume design in the theater department at the University of Arkansas at Little Rock. He left college after three years when clothing designer Connie Fails offered him a job as the shop foreman, drafting the patterns. “I learned in the school of life,” Hughes said. Arkansas Repertory Theater also wanted him to do costumes. Building a reputation for costume design, he started being contacted by other theaters. The higher the level of the theater, the worse the performers were about accepting what he designed for them,

Hughes said — many of the actors had been on Broadway and were on the way down, while his career was on the way up. It came to the point where costume fitting sessions turned into wrestling matches. “They’d say, “It doesn’t make me look pretty,’” Hughes said, “and I would say, “Your character is not supposed to look pretty.’” The job also required stamina — long days in transit to attend meetings, long hours putting together costumes from shoes to make-up and hair-do, and the energy to switch mental gears working on productions in different stages of development. “You don’t make much money in theater,” Hughes said. “I had to ask myself, “Can I do it for the love of theater forever?” In 1997, Hughes decided to take a break from theater work. Giving up his apartment in Little Rock, he moved to Fayetteville, where he leased a house for six months, and began accepting commissions to create historic costumes for state park tour guides. “That was my transition,” he said. “It still felt like theater.” It was a friend who owned a boutique, Kokopelli, on Dickson Street who suggested that he create his own line of women’s clothing. Deciding to focus on creating a repertoire of classic designs in natural fiber, mostly linen, he opened a studio on the town square and named it Regalia, the term native Americans use for ceremonial clothing. “I wanted people to feel they had on something special and spiritual,” Hughes said. The clothes sold well, when Kokopeilli closed, Hughes started selling out of his studio on the square. In October of 2004, he decided to move to Eureka Springs and just do internet sales and trunk shows, but he missed the interaction with customers. So he opened a shop and studio next to John Mitchell’s antique and art shop on Spring Street. When he outgrew that, he moved “slightly off Spring” to a space on Center Street for a year, then to his last location, in the Wadsworth Building on Center Street. The move in January to White Street puts him right in the heart of the working artist district, underscoring his desire to be known for his work, not as a retailer. “I am an artist whose art happens to be

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Mark Hughes, shown in his work space with rolls of fabric, got his start in fashion as a costume designer, taking him all over the country on major stage productions.

clothing,” he said. The White Street cottage, purchased from Richard and Pam Quick, is adjacent to the house where Hughes and porcelain potter Steve Beacham live. Hughes turned the front rooms of the cottage, which date from the turn of the century, into his retail show rooms. The kitchen was remodeled into an office. The two back bedrooms are now the fabric preparation and storage room, and the pattern design and cutting room. The cutting room opens to a deck in back with a large backyard above Anderson Street ravine, with a path, which Hughes calls the second Beacham trail, that leads to his house. Beacham, as head of the Parks Department in the 1980s, designed and built the first Beacham Trail at Lake Leatherwood. Hughes has developed three clothing lines: Essentials, Couture du Jour and Bing Bang Boomerang. The latter, which is featured in his trunk shows, consists of vintage-style designs reminiscent of the the mid-50s to mid-60s or modern designs made with vintage-style fabric. Hughes’ trunk shows are booked every four weeks through the spring and summer, starting in Little Rock this weekend, followed by a show in St. Louis on May 18, in Bentonville on June 21 and in Kansas City in July. Each show is like a pop-up store, with women trying on the outfits and modeling them for others. “It’s a Tupperware party for clothing,” he said. Half the sales are off the rack, and half

are custom orders. He spends the two weeks after a trunk show filling the custom orders, adjusted the pattern for length or figure shape, and the next two weeks replenishing his inventory to take to the next show. The grand re-opening of Regalia Handmade Clothing is Saturday, May 10, at 16 White St., and celebrates the modern mother. Regalia will also be open during the White Street Studio Walk on May 16. In addition to clothing, jewelry by Kate Baer and felted items by Vicki Hardcastle will be featured at Regalia during the studio walk. Hughes gets to choose what The Rep production he wants to display his products at, and always chooses the musicals. One year, he designed three outfits in three days inspired by the production of “The Wiz.” One was for Dorothy. The others were “Poppies” and “Cyclone.” Because of the move, Hughes only had time to create one new costume to display during The Rep’s current production, “Les Miserables,” so he augmented it with two outfits off the rack. The new piece is a woman’s jacket inspired by Javert’s policeman uniform coat that Hughes made with a heavy-weight linen. It was difficult to sew. The verdict: for a while, making it was more miserable than Miz. For trunk showing details, go to Hughes also writes a blog chronicling each year’s fashion challenge, ending with tongue-in-cheek script for a Project-Runway type show in which celebrity judges critique the created outfits.

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Elementary, My Dear Dachshund Trip to Eureka Springs sets author on the write track By Jennifer Jackson

“Maggie followed the county road to the intersection with Highway 62 and turned in the direction of Eureka Springs.” That line on page 35 of Susan Holmes’ book, “Deadly Ties,” also describes what inspired her to take the unfinished manuscript out of the drawer and finish it. “I thought about all the places in the book that were in Eureka,” Holmes said. “Eureka is a unique gem. I want people to discover what a magical place it is.” Holmes writes mysteries set in the Ozarks when she’s not teaching communications at Northwest Arkansas Community College. Like her main character, the author is a frequent visitor to Eureka Springs and incorporates local landmarks into her books, including the Crescent Hotel, where she will be a guest at Books in Bloom on May 18. “It’s my first book festival as an author,” she said. Holmes started “Deadly Ties,” the first book in the Waterside Kennel series, a number of years ago, working on it in fits and starts, she said. The action centers on a pet boarding kennel the main charPhoto by Jennifer Jackson acter inherits from her grandparents on the south end of Beaver Lake. Although Susan Holmes holds a copy of the first Waterside Kennels mystery in the garden of Holmes fictionalizes specific locations in the Crescent Hotel, where she will be signing books and talking to readers at Books Eureka Springs and the Beaver Lake area in Bloom on May 18. that appear in the book, a Eureka gallery was modeled after Zark’s, she said, and father in the Army Air Corps. She enlist- two associate degrees and a bachelor’s the gallery owner after someone she met ed in the Air Force after graduating from degree while in the service. After retiring, here. Absegami Regional High School in New she completed a master’s in organizationOther local slants: the main character’s Jersey. She was stationed in the north of al and personal communications at the mother is a noted landscape artist, and her England for the first three years and lived University of Arkansas, where she was neighbor is a Raku potter. In the second in Crete for two years before returning a lecturer. She earned her doctorate from book of the series, which Holmes is fin- stateside. Retiring from the Air Force in Walden University, and now teaches pubishing up, the Eureka Springs Dog Park 1995, she moved to Fayetteville, which lic speaking and interpersonal communiis used as a location, and Save the Ozarks she discovered while touring Arkansas cations at Northwest Arkansas Communiis mentioned. with a friend. It fit her two requirements: ty College. Her students find her alter ego “It’s important that people know about four seasons and a university. intriguing. our way of life-- the people and families, “They ask, ‘Who did you kill off this “From the moment my feet hit the sidethe land and our heritage,” Holmes said. walk, I knew this was where I was meant weekend?’” Holmes said. Holmes grew up on the east coast, and to be,” Holmes said. One of her students helped her along is third-generation military — her grandHolmes, a technical writer and editor the path to completing her first book, she father was in the Canadian service and her in communications intelligence, earned said, by introducing her to Phillip Steele.

Steele writes books about Ozarks myths related to treasure — hidden caches of money, the family silver or Civil war relics. “I thought, treasure-hunting might be the backdrop for this story,” Holmes said. In “Deadly Ties,” the local business league is holding a treasure- hunt promotion. Holmes said she was careful to avoid clues that sounded like real locations to prevent trespassers digging up someone’s backyard. Readers had other ideas. “At one book-signing, two people came up with books and a map, and asked me to point to the spot where the treasure is buried,” she said. Holmes said she did extensive research for the series, both in libraries and on foot, touring local caves, including the Spanish Treasure Cave. She also hung out at kennels, talked to dog trainers, handlers and groomers, and interviewed search and rescue teams. She got to know Eureka the best way: by getting out and tromping around. “I’m trying to make Eureka a focal point in the series,” she said. “It’s a magical place — you can feel the spirit shimmering, and the possibilities. It’s almost as if Eureka keeps it secret.” Holmes’ aged cocker spaniel, Alix, appears in “Deadly Ties” as Sweet Pea, who is usually napping. Alix passed away before the book came out, but receives a note of gratitude in the author’s foreword. Holmes now has a rescue cat who gets miffed when she leaves the house for day trips. “He thinks I ought to be home writing,” she said. Susan Holmes is one of 15 authors scheduled to appear at Books in Bloom on May 18 at the Crescent Hotel. Billed as a literary garden party, the event, put on by the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation, is free. (booksinbloom. org). For more information about the Waterside Kennel series, go to

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From the Editor

By Kristal Kuykendall

Editor apologizes, explains how mistake happened; clarifies meeting


f you don’t read anything else in this issue, please at least know this: I am terribly sorry for making such an egregious and inadvertent error in last week’s edition in the article about visitors to Eureka Springs decreasing in 2013. I’m mortified, embarrassed and even discouraged by my own imperfections that influenced this mistake. (I’m also extremely disappointed that a few readers – including one local official who should know better – have accused me of doing it on purpose as part of some sort of “agenda” against the CAPC. That could not be farther from the truth; the Citizen, since I’ve been in charge here, has truly never had any agenda but to make sure our readers’ tax dollars are being spent as wisely as possible and to help ensure a bright future for this town. But this topic – I mean, the way that Eureka Springs eats its own before pausing to see whether it’s truly deserved or called for – is a column for a different day. Today, I owe you an apology and some crow-eating, and that’s what you’re gonna get.) Imperfections are unfortunately a key part of the newspaper business. Why? Because newspapers are created by and produced by human beings. None of us is perfect. I for one am not even close. My journalistic efforts are in fact the closest-to-perfect thing about me, and they obviously still miss the mark now and again, sometimes in little ways and sometimes – *cringing* – in huge ways like this past week. Making errors in the paper on any level is especially frustrating for someone like me who strives for accuracy and complete fairness in every article, headline and photo caption I write or edit – to the point that inevitably, within hours after we finish each edition of the newspaper, almost every week, I nearly have a panic attack (and sometimes do) over worrying whether I remembered to fix something or fill in a missing headline or check a fact or page number or something. It is ALWAYS on my mind, I frequently lose sleep over it, and the anxiety I suffer from worrying about the quality of the Citizen is real and crippling at times. But I am not writing to ask for sympathy because my job is difficult or stressful. Indeed, I chose this profession and even this position be-

cause I love being part of the Fourth Estate, and I enjoy – most of the time, LOL – the responsibility of looking out for the Average Joes out there who don’t have time to watch-dog their public officials and their tax dollars. Instead, I’m asking for your forgiveness and understanding. So you might be asking how it happened. I’ll tell you the whole story: On Monday of last week I called the state Department of Parks and Tourism, seeking their annual data on the number of visitors to Eureka Springs and to the state as a whole for the past 10 years. I wanted to see whether CAPC Chairman Charles Ragsdell was correct when he alleged that tourism has been experiencing a rebound – ever so slight, but a rebound nonetheless – under CAPC Executive Director Mike Maloney. The tourism tax revenue for 2013 hadn’t really proven anything one way or the other since it was basically flat over the year prior, and the tide of criticism of the CAPC by some local business leaders was continuing to rise. I felt it was time to put up or shut them up, so to speak. So I was transferred first to the Communications office at Parks and Tourism, which is what they always automatically do when you identify yourself as media. Sigh. It’s often, for a reporter, nearly impossible to get through to any of the actual decision-makers or the people who actually worked on the project or report you’re inquiring about – especially when you’re dealing with government or larger businesses. Sure enough, I was transferred to someone who knew nothing about any such statistics. I’d already obtained the 2013 numbers off the Parks and Tourism Department’s annual report recently released online. So I knew the numbers were available, somewhere. I ended up getting handed off to six different people in the Parks and Tourism Department, most of whom were in Communications. Seems no one could help me. Finally, after talking to six people and leaving three voice mails that had not yet been returned, on Tuesday mid-day I stopped asking for statistics and started asking for old annual reports, since I knew the annual reports conSee Apology, page 27

Citizen of the Week Ambassador for Eureka Springs — that’s what the anonymous nominator said is the perfect description of this week’s Citizen of the Week, Jerry Yester. Jerry has lived a lot of places, but Northwest Arkansas, as he’s been known to say, “really soothes his soul.” A local resident for about the last 20 years, Jerry’s claim to fame is that he is a long-time member of The Lovin’ Spoonful, a band best known for the 1960s hit song, “Do You Believe in Magic.” Earlier in his career he also played with The New Christy Minstrels. Jerry currently plays the grand piano and entertains guests at the Grand Taverne Restaurant & Lounge on Thursday and Saturday nights, and at The Stone House on Fridays. Dusty Duling, general manager at the Grand Central Hotel which houses the Grand Taverne Restaurant, said Jerry brings a lot of people into the restaurant and adds a one-of-a-kind experience to their visit in Eureka Springs. He has a

witty sense of humor and in general portrays the very spirit of the town well, Duling said. “It’s a real treat to listen to the music of someone of that celebrity status for no extra charge and who has the kind of personality that has never met a stranger,” he added. Jerry, thanks for all you add to our Eureka Springs landscape and town spirit!

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What do


Citizen Opinion by Margo Elliott

If there were to be a reality show about Eureka Springs, who would make the best character(s) for cameras to follow around?

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Reader is concerned about safety, privacy of trails plan

Wendi La Fey

Jay Vrecenak

June Hegadus

I’ve always thought that cameras should follow me around, because my life is so amazing, that I’d like to share it with everyone!

Zeek Taylor and Mary Springer. They’re very colorful, multi-talented characters.

The “June Bugs,” myself and June Owen, because we’re both over 80 and we don’t sit home, we get out and have FUN!

“Fairy Goddess”

“Florida Girl”

Lorna Trigg June Owen “June #1”

I would be just me, when you get as old as I am, I don’t want to pretend.

“Drum Goddess” Valerie Damon, because she would be one to follow, it’d be like Ripley’s, but it’d be Eureka’s Believe It Or Not!

“June #2”

Alisa Amor

“1/3 of a Tree”

I think the best character is Wendi La Fey. I think she’s an incredible dancer and an interesting person.

I am not opposed to trails that skirt the outer areas of our town. I am opposed to trails going through private properties in our residential area. Our streets, roads and sidewalks serve well our tourist, visitors, and locals as trails that you can bike, walk, scooter, motor or motorcycle through our residence. They give a wonderful glimpse of our historic district homes, gardens and life. They are maintained and form a barrier to our property. Our town’s main industry is tourism, which I am engaged in as a business owner. That means when my “shift” is over I want to go to the privacy of my home. A trail in close proximity to my home or through my property takes away my ability to enjoy my life and privacy. Not to mention the marketability of my property.   The property owners Bill and Virginia Voiers raised pertinent issues on the proposed trails by park. Many of the concerns were discussed and agreed upon at a planning commission conference by the keynote speaker I attended as a planning commissioner. It was noted that trails in residential areas can promote a host problems, crime being one of them. I am also concerned with these issues,  as are many of my neighbors that I have spoken with.  A trails committee member wrote in the Citizen that the needs or wants of a “few” shouldn’t out weigh the “many.” I think as a resident my needs or wants should be considered  as the “many.” The residents are the heart and soul of Eureka. Often this is lost as we consider the needs of tourism.  

Citizen Survey If there were to be a reality show about Eureka Springs, who would make the best character(s) for cameras to follow around? m Me, Myself and I. My life is nuts! m Valerie Damon m Chip Ford m Dan Redmond of Mountain Sprout


m The ‘June Bugs’ m Wendi La Fey m Mary Springer m Zeek Taylor

Go to and weigh in. Vote by Wednesday 9 a.m.

— Melissa Greene

Visitor says Eureka still has her heart In June 2008, I wrote a letter and it was published in your paper. It was about my daughter Christina taking me to Eureka Springs for my 59th birthday. In the letter, I said how I was moved by the people there and how friendly and warm I found the people. It was a very special birthday to me. I saw Eureka Springs as a gem that sparkles brightly in the state of Arkansas. I still do. I love going there. This past weekend, I was in Eureka Springs again with a lot of people that came for a wedding. Once again, I found the people just as friendly as before. The shops were such a thrill to enter and see all they had to offer. My sister and her daughter who came from Reno, Nev., and Arizona fell in love with the place as well. My sister and I loved the hat shop, where we spent a great deal of time, and enjoyed walking around looking at the houses that felt as if we stepped back in time. It is a shame more people are not coming to this place of pure magic and beauty. They are missing out on a real gem. Oh yes — oddly enough my daughter, Christina, who first brought me here six years ago is the same person who just got married in Eureka Springs, and you have her and her husband’s picture in your newspaper, Damon and Christina Maples. — Judy Eichstedt Tulsa, Okla.


See Forum, page 19 42 votes cast

What should the city do to reclaim Eureka’s status as the Wedding Capital of the South, and thereby boost tourism? m Hire a professional ad agency to manage Eureka Springs marketing: 33.3% (14 votes) m Focus more on becoming the South’s center of marriage equality: 21.4% (9 votes) m We’re already doing everything we should: 45.2% (19 votes)

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Expired licenses may halt election runs By Landon Reeves

Prosecuting Attorney Robert “Tony” Rogers has received multiple administrative suspensions that could disqualify him from running in the upcoming election, depending on a decision from the Arkansas Supreme Court. Records also show that Circuit Judge Gerald “Kent” Crow allowed his attorney’s license to expire briefly last month and he received an administrative suspension for it. Rogers’ suspensions were because of a failure to pay his attorney licensing fees before their due date, said Denise Parks of the Arkansas Supreme Court Clerk’s Office. The administrative suspension was levied against Crow and former District Court Judge Tim Parker for the same reasons. Crow’s suspension was this year from March 8 through 28. Rogers’ suspensions

were from March 2 through 14 in 2011, March 2 through April 3 in 2006, March 2 through May 16 in 2005, March 2 through May 4 in 2004, and March 2 through Aug. 7 in 1998. Both have paid their fees, including a fine for being late, and are now in good standing. According Rogers to Amendment 80 of the Arkansas Constitution, Circuit Court judges have to be a licensed attorney for six years to qualify for candidacy, and prosecuting attorneys have to be licensed for four years to qualify. The Arkansas Supreme Court may soon come to a decision of whether a administrative suspension can disqualify a candidate for

Happy birthday – now shoot!

Photo by Diane Newcomb

To celebrate the 13th birthdays of both Matt Newcomb and Jurny Hammond of Eureka Springs, they and their friends had an Airsoft Gun War at Jurny’s house on Highway 23 South on Sunday afternoon. Ten boys, each wearing protective eyewear, divided into “attack” or “defend” groups and fired plastic pellets at each other for five hours. The participants included, top row from left, Matt Newcomb, Keenan Galyen, Johnathon Gross, Zark Nelson, Chris Segura and Jurny Hammond; middle row, Luke Cruz, Trevor Forke and Isaiah McCurry; and bottom row, Kayden Eckman, Malichai Hammond and Dalton Evans.

these positions. “It is called an administrative suspension and not a disciplinary suspension,” Crow said. “A disciplinary suspension is when a license is suspended for a period of time that is dictated by the supreme court, and administrative suspension is reinstated as Crow soon as you pay your fees.” Paying the licensing fee late is not anything new for attorneys and judges, but seeking a legal decision on whether this could affect their candidacy in upcoming elections is new. Civil cases are being heard in Pulaski and Faulkner County to decide if a brief administrative suspension should disqualify a judge or attorney from campaigning. “There are a couple trials being held with two suits that have been filed to find out this decision,” said Leslie Steen of the Supreme Court clerk’s office. “The candidates are in good standing, and the issue is whether or not their years of service were continuous due to licenses being suspended due to non-payment of attorney-licensing fees.” But Judge Harrison Foster from Faulkner County filed a petition that basically requests for the Arkansas Supreme Court to expedite the process for producing a ruling on the subject before the elections. The petition was filed on Monday, April 7, with the Arkansas Attorney General’s Office and the attorney general was given a deadline of Wednesday, April 9, to respond. Because the judge is asking for an interpretation of the state constitution, the petition had to be filed with the Attorney General’s Office, said Stephanie Harris, communications counsel for the Arkansas Supreme Court. Normally the issue would be civil and presented to a Circuit Court first, but Foster’s petition is a petition for writ of quo

warranto or other relief, which bypasses the Circuit Court so that the Supreme Court can make a ruling without going through the appeal process, Harris said. The Supreme Court will have the final say on the matter and what they decide will be how the law is interpreted for future cases. “The Supreme Court’s decision will be enough to settle this issue and it should be soon,” Crow said in a recent interview. “I suspect that whatever they do will affect everybody that is in my position.” Another question that could be answered by the Supreme Court is if those under administrative suspension are ineligible to serve, i.e. if the rulings, convictions or sentences handed out by suspended officials are legitimate. There is previous case law on this, but it did not go to the Supreme Court. A District Court judge in Morrilton did not have a valid license while he was practicing and people were trying to challenge his decisions after the fact, Steen said. The court decided that the judgments were still valid would stay in place, he said. However, if someone was being tried by a judge on administrative suspension they could raise the issue at the time of the entry of a judicial order and preserve their right to object for the judge to issue that order. In other words, if the defendant mentioned the suspension at the time the judicial order is being entered, then the order can be rejected. Crow has had dozens if not hundreds of judicial orders entered during his suspension where the defense or prosecution could have easily rejected any judicial order, he said. “All of those were valid orders, there were no objections,” Crow explained about his orders issued during his suspension. “Every morning in the mail, I get a stack of orders from attorneys asking me to grant motions, dismiss cases or grant continuations… I may sign from 20 to 100 orders a day. Then we have a day like today, a routine criminal court day with 60 case on the docket. So we have had a huge number of people that could have stood up and said your honor I object.”

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‘Farther Along’ Ozarks Chorale to sing in documentary By Jennifer Jackson

Early Saturday morning, Beth Withey and members of the Ozarks Chorale will travel to the Wesley Cemetery near Huntsville. There, they will gather with close friends of Donald Harington at his graveside to sing “Farther Along,” the traditional hymn sung at funerals in Stay More, Arkansas. Stay More, however, is a fictional Ozark town that Harington created on the pages of his novels. And the author went “farther along” on Nov. 7, 2009, at the age of 73. The hymn sing is being filmed by Brian Walter to be shown during the final credits of part two of a documentary chronicling the novelist’s life, “Farther Along: The World of Donald Harington.” After the filming, the choir will travel to Springdale, where the first part of Walter’s documentary on Harington, “Stay More,” will be screened at 1 p.m. at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. The screening of the feature-length documentary, with opening comments by Walter, is open to the public, and is being held in conjunction with an exhibit, “Scenes of Newton County.” “For fans of Harington’s work, or those who would like to have a fascinating afternoon, this is a great opportunity to mix and mingle and spend the afternoon in Stay More,” Withey said. Considered one of America’s greatest unknown writer, Harington was born in Little Rock, but spent summers in Drake’s Creek, the model for Stay More, around which his novels revolve. Withey, director of the Ozarks Chorale, said she was thrilled when Walter contacted her and asked if members of the Chorale were willing to come down to Lamar, Ark., and sing the hymn at the cemetery. Withey, who grew up in Fayetteville, said she has been a fan of Harington’s work ever since her husband, Quin Withey, came home from the library with a copy of “Let Us Build a

City,” describing abandoned towns of Arkansas. At the time, the Witheys were living in Dallas and taking care of her mother, but driving back and forth from Eureka on weekends. “I was completely hooked,” Beth Withey said. “For the next year or so, I read every book of his I could find. It was if I were moving back to the Ozarks before I could fully live there.” Deaf fron the age of 12 due to viral meningitis, Harington wanted to be a writer, but studied art, which he taught art at the University of Arkansas until he retired in 2008. He was inducted into the Arkansas Writers Hall of Fame in 1996, received the Robert Penn Warren Award for Fiction in 2003 and the Oxford American Lifetime Award for Contributions to Southern Literature in 2006. “Harington really creates a kind of mythic version of the Ozarks,” Withey said. Attributed to W. B. Stevens, “Farther Along” was published in 1911. The refrain: “Farther along we’ll know more about it, Farther along we’ll understand why; Cheer up, my brother, live in the sunshine, We’ll understand it all by and by.” For more information about “The World of Donald Harington” documentaries, go to the Stay More documentary facebook page. Walter will also give a presentation at Books in Bloom at the Crescent Hotel May 18. “Scenes of Newton County” runs through May 10 at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, 188 W. Johnson Ave., on the corner of Johnson and Main in historic downtown Springdale. ( Admission is free. The Ozarks Chorale performs its Spring Concert on Saturday, May 10, at 7:30 p.m. at the Eureka Springs Auditorium. Tickets available at the door (

Transition DAVID FORREST DUNN, a resident of Holiday Island, was born Dec. 3, 1942, in Decatur, Ill., a son of Roy William and Frances Beryl (Clabaugh) Dunn. He departed this life Wednesday, April 2, 2014, in Eureka Springs at the age of 71 years. David worked for CUNA Mutual Insurance servicing credit unions. He proudly served his country in the United States Navy during the Vietnam War. He was of the Methodist faith and was a member of the First United Methodist Church of Eureka Springs. David was a member of the ECHO Clinic, Meals on Wheels, FUMC of Eureka Springs Mission Teams, the Fun Fisherman’s Club and head of the Woodchucker’s Club. David’s passions were fishing, making sawdust and woodworking. On July 10, 1987, David was united in marriage with Sandra W. Talley, who survives him of the home. He is also survived by seven children: Tina Marie Dunn of Gilcrest, Colo., David Gene Dunn and wife Tracy of Spokane, Wash., Thomas Roy Dunn and wife Yvonne of Evans, Colo., Zachary Todd Dunn of Littleton, Colo., Jennifer Lynn Dunn of Littleton, Colo., Jerry W. VanHoosen Jr. and wife Debbie of Westminster, Colo., and Paul Matthew VanHoosen and wife Amy of Lafayette, La.; 17 grandchildren: Michael, Eric, Katie, Liz, Erica, Shelby, Josh, Brandi, Kyle, Kiarra, Robert, Josef, Ian, Zach Jr., R.J., Nate and Ashton; four great-grandchildren: Jace, Kade, Patience and Knox; three sisters: Janice and husband Tom McKenzie of Decatur, Ill., Cheryl and husband Larry Tanzyus of Cedar Creek, Mo., and

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Lynette and husband Mike White of Colorado Springs, Colo.; two brothers: Robert Dunn and wife Wanda of Golden, Miss., and Dwaine Dunn and wife Bertha of Decatur, Ill.; several nieces and nephews; and a host of other family and many friends too numerous to count. David was preceded in death by his parents, Roy and Frances Dunn and one infant brother. Visitation was held prior to the memorial service on Tuesday, April 8 at First United Methodist Church in Eureka Springs with the Rev. Stan Adams officiating. Cremation arrangements were under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the ECHO Clinic, 4004 East Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR 72632 or The 50K Challenge, c/o First United Methodist Church,195 Huntsville Road, Eureka Springs, Arkansas 72632. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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Prominent geologist to give Earth Day talk in Eureka

Dr. John Van Brahana, Professor Emeritus with the University of Arkansas Department of Geosciences, as well as a renowned hydrogeologist and an expert in Arkansas karst geology, will give a free presentation called “CAFOs in Paradise” at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, April 22 at the Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship church in Eureka Springs. This hour-long program, sponsored by the Buffalo River Watershed Alliance, (, will include an update on the ongoing water testing being conducted independently on the Buffalo River both above and below the confluence with Big Creek. Last summer, a concentrated feeding operation received a permit to raise up to 6,500 hogs on land that abuts Big Creek in Mount Judea, an area already documented to rest upon terrain made up of extremely porous, fractured limestone geology known as karst. Dr. Brahana will give a Powerpoint presentation that details the clear hazards of applying untreated liquid waste on pasture land that has high concentrations of agricultural nutrients to begin with. and that is subject to both flooding and heavy run-off. He will also explain the methodology for planned dye testing that the state has belatedly given him permission to conduct. Since a large part of the Ozarks is composed of karst, this information applies to more than just the Buffalo River. All Ozark streams, creeks and water-

ways are vulnerable to degradation due to current lax laws and poor enforcement. Additionally, Dr. Brahana will touch on issues of environmental justice and the growing power of a handful of international corporations who are using their power and resources to influence lawmakers, and to misrepresent the safety and sustainability of their business model. Cargill is among the entities that raise thousands of hogs through a system that contracts farmers who do not actually own the animals, pay for the feed, nor have any control over what they are fed, but who are solely responsible for handling the massive amounts of waste those animals produce, using methods that have already been shown to cause extreme damage to watersheds and the fragile ecosystems that depend on them. “We are not against farmers,” Dr. Brahana insists, “but we are now seeing the alarming results of expecting factory farms to be able to safely dispose of the waste equal to that produced by a city of 30,000 to 35,000 people, using primitive technology that has a staggering record of failure.” The recreational and economic value of clean water is something that every Arkansan needs to understand. There will be a Q & A session and refreshments following the presentation. The address for this free program is 17 Elk St., Eureka Springs.

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Society Tea features hats, food and fashion By Jennifer Jackson

The Eureka Springs Preservation Society’s Sixth Annual Society Tea featured flowers, fashion and table decor that ranged from nautical to nice. A fundraiser for preservation projects, the tea features tables sponsored by local organizations and businesses. Troy Johnson and Steven Ketchersid’s table featuring a model of a sailing ship, the logo of their new business, The Spice Boat. Johnson and Ketchersid, who also own Fresh Harvest olive oil and balsamic tasting room, donated all the tea served at the event and tins of tea for raffle prizes. Ketchersid also presented E.S.P.S. president Dee Bright with a $100 donation on behalf of the partners. Kathy Pickowitz of Cottage Gardens B & B decorated Cornerstone Bank’s table with lighthouses. Eureka Springs School of the Arts’ table showcased a ceramic work by the late Lynn Williams. I Do Bridal Wear’s table featured bride and groom outfits. Tables by Century 21 and Fresh/Deja Vu had large classic centerpieces with arrangements of forsythia, and the Grand Hotel’s centerpiece was an antique-stylle vase filled with roses. Marty Cogan decorated a table with morning glory climbing a trellis. June Hegedus’ table featured a centerpiece of glass flowers made by her daughter, Jasmine, of Yas’z Glass’z. Parks landscape gardener Pat Lujan created a multi-tiered flower centerpiece for Georgette Garner’s table. Lujan and partner Lee Kroll also made necklaces for the event’s young helpers. For the Preservation Society’s table,



Kaylene Shepard of Something Simple created a shabby-chic tableau out of burlap, bushel baskets, brown cardboard eggs and pots of white tulips and kale. A large burlap rabbit from the centerpiece was auctioned off. Catherine Pappas of Red Bud Manor B & B took first place in the best hat contest for her leaf-covered chapeau with a bird’s nest, folk-art birds and large orange blossoms. Mattie Crowder, 14, took second place in a tea party hat, which resembled a table laid for tea. Lucilla Garrett’s daughter Elizabeth created her hat, which took third place and featured a miniature ferris wheel the revolved. Pappas donated her $100 prize money back to the Preservation Society, and also donated her hat to be auctioned. Linda Bridwell presided over the drawings for door prizes, which included a gift basket from Cottage Caboodle, a gift certificate for the Grand Taverne and tickets for Cafe Roulant, Eureka Van Tours and Melodye Purdy’s “Almost Famous” tour of Eureka in a limousine, with tuxedo rental from I Do Bridal Wear. Bright reported that the Preservation Society had donated more than $22,000 towards local projects, including the restoration of Crescent Spring gazebo, the renovation of Calif Spring, the cleaning and repainting of the Basin Park fountain and the landscaping of the stair-step gardens. In addition to the tea, the Preservation Society raises money by organizing an annual holiday tour of homes “We put everything back into the town,” Bright said.

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April 10, 2014 – Lovely County Citizen – Page 15 Photos by Chip Ford

Savy Rodda, 8, Lily Hahn, 7, Stella Rodda, 10, and Madelyn Crider, 10, pose for a photo June Hegedus and June Owen take a moment away from sipping their tea to during the 6th Annual Society Tea. pose for the camera.

Catherine Pappas won the bonnet contest amid Cali Sanchez, 5, and her mother Katie Patterson smile for heavy competition. She then donated the $100 the photographer during their first time attending the tea at right back to the event hosts, the Eureka Spring the Crescent Hotel. Preservation Society.

Pictured is the Preservation Society’s extra-large, elaborate table that stood apart from the 10 other eclectic, decorated tables.

Friends and family pose for yet another photograph together before taking their re- Mary Crowder, 14, poses with a table setting on her head. Crowder was on hand with the staffers from I Do Bridal Wear. spective seats.

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Things that make you go hmmm... or say Wow!

Wendi La Fey takes the stage in a winged suit and performs various movements showcasing the beauty of the wings before un-sheathing them to belly dance. This was La Fey’s first time performing on the stage of The Aud.

Photos by Chip Ford

New Orleans native Kitty Kaos lays various parts of her body down onto her suitcase that was actually a bed of nails. Kaos also applied a mousetrap to her tongue and gave local Brit Evans a nice pink balloon.

The two-time, three-ball-juggling Ethan Robison dazzled the Thom Wall gingerly works across the stage and then drops crowd with feats of balance at The Aud on Saturday during the into splits while balancing six champagne glasses atop the 2nd Annual Ozark Mountain Mystique show. edge of a knife – yeah, it was AWESOME.

Jason Divad of Kansas City balances atop a massive unicycle while juggling knives – making us say, WOW!

Galen Harp and Ella Winters paired up to form The Institute of Jugglology. The duo stunned Dan Edwards and Peter Brunette mixed comedy with their extensive jugging the crowd with their act that blended various Thom Wall balances a champagne bottle skills. The pair had the crowd in stitches multiple time with their goofy antics. forms of art into one amazing show. precariously on a wooden stick.

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TOP LEFT: Sam Malcolm, from Denver, Colo., pulls a massive blade from his box of Hard Tricks to wow the crowd. TOP CENTER: Kitty Kaos lets a mousetrap clamp down on her tongue in a show of strength that bordered on freakish. TOP RIGHT: Peter Irish juggles six hacky-sacks using a combination of his hands and feet before a stunned audience. Irish has won six World Championship titles for his hacky-sack skills. ABOVE: Biz The Clown works his diabo, a Chinese yo-yo, using various complex movements. Biz also emceed the evening and added his unique comedy stylings to the show.


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Eureka Springs: Dancing to its own drum beat

Photos by Chip Ford

The monthly drum circle kicked off on Saturday in Basin Park with 100-plus in attendance for the lively event. Hosted by ESDN, the event encourages people to gather with their favorite percussion instrument and join in on the beats. Dancing is encouraged as individuals take turns at center stage to lead the rhythm. Come check out this local favorite event, held on the first Saturday of each month at 6 p.m. At bottom right is photographer Chip Ford’s tone-mapped HDR image of the scene on Saturday.

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Time to step up

For those who are discouraged with the fight against SWEPCO, now is the time to step up! Yes, for any who doubted, it is now apparent that the Arkansas Public Service Commission and most of Arkansas’ elected officials, Democrat and Republican, are putty in the hands of the Southwest Power Pool and its constituent power corporations such as SWEPCO. Leaders of Save the Ozarks knew that going in. So why all the public hearings and informational meetings, letters to the editor, rallies, signs, t-shirts, lawyers, etc.? It is important to establish that Northwest Arkansas citizens are opposed to SWEPCO’s plans and that SWEPCO has not followed the law in its actions. It is legally necessary for STO to go through all the steps with the APSC before they will have a legal basis for appealing to the State Court system. The legal appeal in the courts is where our highest hopes have always been. But we have to get there. Our present efforts are to establish the basis not just for getting there, but for winning when we do. This process is lengthy and costly. We are up against the deep pockets of the power industry. Every dollar we can contribute to STO counts. I suggest that each of us sits down with our financial records and figures out how much we can give as a regular monthly gift to STO. And, as able, increase the giving to STO ( ). For those in southern and eastern Carroll County, not to mention throughout the Ozarks, now is the time to step up! If you think this is just a line through northwestern Carroll County that is being planned, then you have not been paying attention. From the beginning, the Southwest Power Pool planned a loop (i.e. two giant 345 kV transmission lines to go from their Shipe Road Station near Centerton in Benton County to their proposed new Kings River Station northwest of Berryville). In their original drawing, one line looks suspiciously like Route 33 and the other like Route 108. Once those two lines are done, they plan to continue with lines going through eastern Carroll County to direct power to Springfield, to Poplar Bluff, and through Newport, and on to near Memphis.

From there, the lines would connect further east. They are planning to tear up the Ozarks to increase their ability to sell power generated on the plains to the eastern U.S., with no benefit and much damage to the economy and ecology of the Ozarks. The sad thing is that they are doing this at a time when demand for power from the grid is already declining and when it is evident that rooftop solar with emerging battery technologies is the wave of the future. A precipitous decline in need for power from the grid is right around the corner. The power companies know this, but they also know that they will have guaranteed loans with outrageous guaranteed returns on their investments. They will be tearing up much of Carroll County for a project for which there is no legitimate future need (unless you count their guaranteed super-profits as needed). Now is the best and perhaps only time we have to stop this travesty that will hurt all of us. For those concerned about the future of our democratic republic, now is the time to step up! Whether your political views lead you to be more concerned about government power or about corporate power, it is rapidly becoming apparent that there is little difference between the two, for they are hand-inglove. Until we the people show some gumption and commitment, things will not get better. – John J. Turner Eureka Springs

Health insurance woes

Recently, our health insurance company informed us that our rates and co-pays will be increasing. We believe this is a direct result of the $200 billion that was slashed from the Medicare Advantage program under the Affordable Care Act. Our concerns are about the future of the Advantage program and our ability to afford further increases. Senior citizens are being taken advantage of in this country as the government hasn’t fulfilled its promise to cover our health insurance needs. In fact, traditional Medicare is no longer affordable for many senior citizens. After working our entire lives and paying into the system, we have very little to show for it. Fortunately, the Medicare Advantage program has offered senior citizens a more affordable and comprehensive healthcare option. Unlike government-run Medicare, Advantage plans cap out-of-pocket expens-

es and offer benefits such as dental, vision, and gym membership. Yet, due to the massive defunding of the program, the insurance companies are forced to pass on those cuts to us. We simply cannot afford higher healthcare costs and are fearful of what the future holds. We’re not getting any younger, and life is becoming more difficult. Hopefully our members of Congress will see to it that the Medicare Advantage program is properly funded in the future. More that 14 million Americans rely on the program to provide access to quality, affordable healthcare. Senior citizens have earned the right to healthcare, and we need our voices to be heard in Washington, D.C. Sincerely, Robert and Rosemarie Jones

Issues with hospital

In response to the decision to eliminate non-emergency transfers for Eureka Springs Hospital by our Fire Department and EMS crews: Good for Mayor Pate in preserving our emergency services for real emergencies and not for hospital non-emergency transfers. Now what needs to be reconsidered is the building of a new hospital. Unless they replace the whole administrative staff, have a doctor on site 24/7, and are able to be a full service hospital, then this would be a huge waste of time and money. Presently, it should not even be called a hospital. Too many people have to be transferred someplace else for the care that they should be able to provide. In the article in last week’s paper it said, “… so that our patients from our hospital are transferred, without delay, to a higher level of care”. Someone should do a survey on how many transfers Eureka Springs Hospital does and why. Then count how many transfers Berryville Hospital and Washington Regional do. By my personal experience, I had to go to the ESH emergency room at 10:00 at night for severe abdominal pain. I had to wait over an hour for a doctor to arrive to see me, with no treatment until then. All the while screaming uncontrollably in pain. A nurse actually told me to keep it down because she had patients down the hall trying to sleep. Seriously?? I could go on about the whole experience but it doesn’t get any better. I was transferred to Washington Regional the next day. They didn’t do anything that ESH should have


been able to do. The only difference was, is that they were much more professional and it was a lot quieter. I had read in one of your previous articles on the rebuilding of the hospital that a lot of the locals won’t even go to ESH. What does that tell you? Well, after my experience there, you can add me to that list. I sincerely doubt that a new hospital will ever be built anyway. Allegiance is never going to do it. Read between the lines folks. They’re looking at property that’s all rock with no public water to it? That hospital should be town down and never be rebuilt. Except for tourists, too many residents won’t go there anyway. Mayor Pate, if you have any authority to stop this thing, please do it. I would like to keep my anonymity because this is a small town. Even though I think there are many people out there that would agree with me, I would not like any repercussions for voicing my opinion. – Name Withheld Upon Request

Can’t we find a better SWEPCO route? If one of the SWEPCO’s routes crossing over our pristine Ozarks is finally authorized, it will be a monumental disaster – destroying scenic beauty, property owner’s dreams and economic resources. If we are forced to endure a SWEPCO route – we must find and support a better way. Would not a better route be one that has already had the beautiful Ozark landscape and trees removed? A route that already has the land covered with concrete and asphalt? A route that is already burdened with wide right-of-ways, power poles, power lines, road signs, billboards and eminent domain? Do we need to support a route that should not require 160-foot-tall towers or 150-foot right-of-ways or need to be maintained by herbicides? Would a route going south from Bentonville along the interstate 540 right-of-way then east along the interstate 40 right-ofway and the north along the Highway 21 right-of-way to Berryville be a better way to go? — Rocky Whitely Pastor, Wildflowers Chapel Former Government Instructor, Southwest Texas State University

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store. Officers did not make contact with the vehicle. April 2 4:20 a.m. – A complainant advised she could hear noises in the downstairs level of her home on Mountain Street. An officer responded and walked through the house, but everything was secure. Never watch a scary movie before you go to bed. 2:14 p.m. – An employee at a local business reported 10 pairs of socks missing from the store. The person didn’t want to file a report. Be on the lookout for a thief with gray “Happy Camper” socks. 3:37 p.m. – A caller on College Street reported a fistfight. An officer responded after the fight had stopped and took a report. 10:31 p.m. – A burglar alarm at a local bar was sounding. The officers checked the area, and everything was okay. 10:52 p.m. – As a result of a traffic stop, a man was arrested on charges of driving left of center, possession of a controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia and DWI. April 3 12:46 a.m. – A complainant on White Street advised that a neighbor was causing a disturbance and wanted him removed. Officers responded, and the neighbor was arrested on charges of third-degree assault on a family or household member and threatening a law enforcement officer. 9:50 a.m. – A man came into the police department and reported a theft at his house. He said a family member came into his house and stole some tools. A detective took a report. April 4 9:03 a.m. – A caller advised that sugar was put in the gas tank of her boss’ vehicle while it was parked at her house. That isn’t so sweet. An officer took a report. 1:29 p.m. – A reckless driver was reported on U.S. Highway 62. 6:26 p.m. – A complainant advised that loud music was coming from construction workers at a local inn’s pool area. An officer responded and advised them to turn it down. Loud music is better than a sledgehammer or a drill any day of the week. 7:01 p.m. – A caller on College Street called to talk to an officer about someone trespassing. Officers responded and spoke with both individuals.

8:12 p.m. – A jeep was parked in the loading zone at the intersection of Spring and Main streets for more than 30 minutes, according to a caller. An officer responded, but the vehicle was already gone. Guess they were done unloading. 8:21 p.m. – A complainant advised of some motorcycles racking their pipes near a local bar. An officer responded, but there were no motorcycles in the area. 9:58 p.m. – As a result of a traffic stop, a woman was arrested on charges of failure to yield and DWI. 10:44 p.m. – Another traffic stop resulted in the arrest of a man on charges of driving with a suspended license, DWI no. 2, an expired vehicle license and driving left of center. 11:59 p.m. – Another driver reported a possible intoxicated driver in a red Honda that pulled into the free parking area on Main Street. Officers responded but were unable to locate the car within city limits. April 5 4:43 p.m. – An employee from a local convenience store reported an individual refusing to leave after being asked. The woman reportedly said she was about to throw up and came into the store without shoes and cussing. An officer responded, and the issue was resolved. 6:21 p.m. – A caller on First Street advised that a parked blue van had been hit. An officer responded and took a report. April 6 12:05 a.m. – A noise complaint was made behind Mud Street Cafe. An officer checked the area and advised that the music was coming from inside and must’ve been turned down already. 4:31 a.m. – A residential alarm on Hilton Street was sounding. An officer checked the entryways and windows; all was secure. 11:42 a.m. – A caller on Main Street advised that the tires on her vehicle had been damaged. An officer filed a report. 5:20 p.m. – A complainant at a local store had an altercation with a customer and requested an officer. Officers responded, but the customer was gone on arrival. 7:39 p.m. – A man was arrested as a result of a warrant for failure to pay fines. April 7 12:43 a.m. – A vehicle was reported driving up and down East Mountain Street with the driver blaring its horn. An officer responded to the area and was able to locate the vehicle.

Two goals from Mendez lift Highlanders past Berryville, put Eureka at the top By Chan Davis

It’s not exactly the top of the world. But at least for the moment, Eureka Springs is sitting on top of the 4A-North conference. Oscar Mendez scored two goals, the Highlanders played stingy defense and Eureka Springs slipped past Berryville 2-1 at Lake Leatherwood Park Monday evening, beating the Bobcats for the first time in six years. “It’s unreal,” Eureka Springs coach Ben Rodda said. “We are No. 1 in the conference. It’s pretty awesome.” The Highlanders are alone at the top, if only for a brief time as Green Forest and Bergman have yet to play due to weather conditions that have postponed games. And while Rodda and the Highlanders celebrated the victory, first-year Berryville coach Jordan Driver was left to wonder what happened. “I am frustrated,” Driver said. “I think my guys played hard. We had multiple shots on goal. I’m sure we out shot them. But they had two free kicks and one strong leg.” That one strong leg was Mendez. The senior striker made the most of his opportunities in the first half. After Sergio Escobar put Berryville on top 1-0 with 11:48 left in the opening half, Mendez found the back of the net with the equalizer a minute later off a free kick from 40 yards out. “He’s going to shoot anything from 40 yards in,” Rodda said. “He has unreal power and precision on his shots.” Berryville goalie Jake Parks appeared to be in position to stop the shot. But the ball took a downward turn at the last minute and knotted the score. “It feels good,” Mendez said. “This is my second year playing them. I knew I was going to score on them one

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Oscar Mendez, right, and Nick Walker celebrate following Mendez’s first goal of the game against Berryville Monday at Lake Leatherwood Park.

of these years. It makes me feel good for my team.” Berryville was called for another foul with 18 seconds left in the half and Mendez again lined up for the shot. He bent the ball around Berryville’s wall and scored the go-ahead goal, all Eureka Springs would need. “We competed hard today,” Mendez added. “We played with passion and never gave up. We played the whole game the way we wanted to.” Which was precisely the way Rodda wanted it to go. “We know that the kind of soccer they are going to play is high-level skill and high-level soccer,” Rodda said of Berryville. “Our goal was just to mess that up. I told the guys to just go in and mess up their plan. Don’t worry about trying to execute goals.” Berryville took more shots on goal See Soccer, page 30

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Annual Youth Soccer League Jamboree

At right is Dakota Brentlinger and at center is Logan Shoemaker as the duo make their way down field against Berryville.

Austin Horan takes a breather and gets a pat on the back from parent after a difficult play at Lake Leatherwood on Saturday.


Photos by Chip Ford

J.D. Eckman moves past two oncoming Berryville players during the annual Youth Soccer League Jamboree.

One of the 40 teams that were in Eureka Springs to play in the Jamboree takes a knee during halftime.

Rolando Herrera prepares to meet the soccer ball head-on during one of the five games that were being played in tandem at the Jamboree.

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Village View

Alison By Sandra TaylorSynar Brown

Because April is National Poetry Month around the world, and because she is kind enough to lead our Sunday poetry roundelay, AND because she has a new book, which she will be reading at our building at 5 pm this Thursday, my guest columnist this week is Wendy Taylor Carlisle.


What Does a Pig Know About Bacon

Wendy Taylor Carlisle what they write. ince April is Poetry Month in AmerDonald Barthelme asks: Do you think ica, and all over the web there are the Bible would have been written if peosites urging you to write or read a ple thought they were writing the Bible? poem a day for the month, I thought we Of course not, they would have been too might take a look at why people (even shy or nervous. Poetry doesn’t need that writers) might not write poems (or read kind of uneasy attention, especially when them) and why everyone should. you are writing it.  Look, it’s a really wonSome of us don’t write and read poems derful gift, take it because we are puzzled—we don’t want Another block to poetry is wondering to waste our time liking poems that may what our families or friends or teachers not be “good.” We don’t know where to will think of the work.  Randall Jarrell, find good poems or how to recognize them describing poetic criticism, said that if a when we do.  Some of us who do write pig wandered up to a critic during a bapoems don’t like to admit it, because what con-judging contest, it would be told, if what we write isn’t really “poetry.” impatiently: Go away, pig! What do you So what is a “good” poem?  That’s a know about bacon?  question I hear a lot and I really have no What a pig knows about bacon is what answer for it. The closest I can come is to we know about our own poems – everysay a “good” poem is one that gets under thing. What does a critic, teacher or even your fingernails, prickles your skin, makes a loving friend or family member know you tear up.  A “good” poem is a poem about your poetry?  Only what they imagthat you, the reader, can enter, as through ine. Only what they are trained to imagine. a door, coming into the room of the poem Each poem you write is yours. You don’t and MAKE IT YOURS—even, on occa- write it for anyone else. It can make you sion, moving the furniture and adding a cry or laugh or sigh. Be brave enough to lamp .  A “good” poet will be one who in- write it. vites you into the poem and then quietly To be a “good poet” it is not necessary backs out that door. to be an academic or to know all about If good poems are out there and we metrics and rhyme schemes or forms. A can choose to read them because we like “good” poem is your own poem in your them, why don’t we write our own poems own words. A “good” poem is one that, as well?  I believe one of the great road- when it starts, doesn’t know where it will blocks to writing poetry is the idea that end up, but it is the one that ends up somethere is a right way to make a poem—a where close to your wisdom. A good poem right sort of poetry to write. is your poem.  My favorite poets are 5th graders.  They In the end, creativity is a strange beast. are old enough to have a poetic vocabu- It requires both that we acknowledge it lary (moon, June, spittoon) and young with hard work and that we ignore it. Do enough NOT to be self-conscious about the work of writing your poem. You can ••• 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.

learn some basic rules—about cliché and uninteresting language, about grammar and syntax—but nothing is more interesting in poetry than the truth and no one

knows your truth better than you. What you must not be is afraid to tell that truth. This poetry month, you can and must write your poem because only you can.

Fifteen Ways to Enter the Palace of Poetry (or warehouse, or boat shed, school room or 7-11) 1. read then write 2. steal what you can from reading 3. write a lot 4. go on your nerve 5. don’t get stuck on the “perfect poem” 6. don’t explain (the poem will ) 7. surrender what you know 8. embrace not knowing 9. let the poem listen to itself 10. little things matter; notice them 11. enhance the stinky stuff; put language under pressure. 12. explore the eccentric, odd.  leave your ego out.  13. beware prejudice, convention, hab-

it, somebody else’s ideas 14. be willing to fail. lower your standards. 15. remember: It’s poetry! It’s only poetry. Wendy Taylor Carlisle is the author of two books of poetry and three chapbooks.  Her most recent, Persephone on the Metro (MadHat Books, 2014) can be found on Amazon and at the MadHat Press site. She will be reading from Persephone on the Metro at our building at 177 Huntsville Road (Hwy 23 South) in Eureka on Thursday, April 10 at 5 pm.

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The Village Writing School The year is 1973 and the place is Beirut.


The Brink of Peace

t is late morning on a warm August day in Beirut, Lebanon. Ed and I are the only ones on the Street of The Mosques. In our dress whites and spitshined shoes, we are just sailors with a tour brochure. We have a deep curiosity, a deep reverence and a burning desire to feel the essence of these ancient places. The stones that paved this Beirut street two thousand years ago have surrendered to time and melded with the stones that wall these wombs of prayer, the mosques. These stones have heard the call to prayer recited five times a day for nearly two millennium. In the late morning and evening shadows, they have witnessed nearly three million prayers. These stones have heard joyous praise, gratitude and wailings of grief. In this stillness I can feel the essence

of old ways. There are certain cautions the newcomer must observe, the brochure warns. There are transgressions, seemingly innocent enough to Westerners, that are capitol offenses. Photographing a veiled woman, for instance, is one such offense. Half-way down the street there is a slight bend. Rounding that bend there is a beautifully manicured park, pleasantly shaded by the magnificent Cedars of Lebanon that Kahlil Gilbran and Solomon praised with pen so eloquently in their time. It is an excellent background for photographs, and I am eager to try my new camera. My duty-free cost had been ten dollars. At a camera shop in Beirut, it is eighty-five dollars. Two Mutaween appear and motion for us to stop. They are robed and carrying

Village Writing School April 19: Subtext, High Events, May 3: Short Stories – Pat Carr Closing – Alison Taylor-Brown 9 am – 4 pm $45 9 am - 4 pm $45 Finding the core incident Below the Surface of Story, Plot, Making the reader care about your Context characters Implicit Narrative Keeping your voice Weaving the Dramatic & the Subtle Setting the scene Two Mistakes with High Events Plotting the story arc Endings can Culminate or Imply Beginning and ending the story Continuation Revising and submitting the story Ending Literal or From Afar? June 22: Tales from the South – April 24: Spring Memoir Series – Paula Morell Rebecca Mahoney $90 Oral Storytelling How to create a true scene Location: Rogers, AR at 1st & PopHow to incorporate dialogue, ular How to create a story arc 1 pm - 4 pm $35 How to create characters. Learn to write and present your work Where to draw the truth line? for radio and public storytelling. Part workshop, part writing circle, Tale on the Rails includes a 2-hour this 3-afternoon series will allow you workshop and 1-hour train ride. to get some feedback on your story Enrollment is limited and your writing. Limited to 8. $90 Register online at For more information, contact or 479 292-3665 Follow Village Writing School on FB.


To support our local writers, the Lovely County Citizen is providing space each week to showcase a student of The Village Writing School. For more information, email or call (479) 292-3665

This Week’s Writer Tandy Belt sabers. They are the police. We learn that there are veiled woman in the pictures I have taken. Allahu Akbar! The call to noon prayer fills this empty street. Those who are too old, those working in the olive groves or other remote places, will hear the call and kneel. The clear ringing voice of the Muezzin calling for the remembrance of Allah brings me into timelessness. It awakens a transcendent moment where the boundaries between the gross and the subtle become fuzzy. The Mutaween ask us to wait. They cross the street and enter the mosque. Allahu Akbar! The first words of the call resound from mosques down the street, each Muezzin beginning a few seconds following the previous beginning. It is a sound that has been reverberating within the universal consciousness for many since the Prophet came with his message of compassion and forgiveness. The street floods with the devout, swiftly and silently making their way to noon devotions. Then sudden stillness. Quietude. Ed and I wait. Curiously, there is no sense of fear, no thought of making a bee line to the ship. The streets fill once again as worshipers silently return to their daily activities. The Mutaween return. They seem surprised that we are still there. We begin again, crossing the language barrier. Giving them the film from my camera will be sufficient atonement. There is an atmosphere of deep peace in this encounter. I am deeply moved by the absence of anything threatening and I offer them my camera, insist that they take it, that I really want to do this. They take the camera and ask me to wait. They return again to the mosque.

Street of the Mosques ©1973 Thomas Morin

They come back with my camera. Just the film will suffice. They offer me the camera and I decline. I insist that is the least I can do in exchange for my recklessness. The silence that follows give space for one of the most profound nonverbal exchanges I had ever encountered. For an infinite moment there is nothing save a deep pool of nostalgia as we look through each others’ eyes and cross the veil into the ultimate reality of our oneness. This is a onetime grant of publishing rights. Author retainsfullcopyrightofworktobereproducedorreprinted.

Thomas René Morin is living his dream of story crafting. His work in the publishing field includes squadron journalist, Florida Builder magazine, and The Tampa Tribune. He has participated in National Writers Month and has several works in progress. Read more of his work at

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Calendar of Events April 10 & 17: Little Switzerland Amateur Radio Club meetings

The Little Switzerland Amateur Radio Club will meet on Thursday, April 10 at noon at the Eureka Springs Pizza Hut, 2048 E. Van Buren, for our monthly lunch and meeting. The club will hold its monthly evening meeting on Thursday, April 17 at 6:30 p.m. at the physicians building at Mercy Hospital Berryville. Refreshments will be available. Anyone with an interest in amateur radio is welcome at both meetings. For additional information, go to or email

April 10: Spaghetti Dinner fundraiser for Good Shepherd

Want a delicious dinner at a good price for a great cause? Then come to the Berryville United Methodist Church Fellowship Hall on Thursday, April 10 for a Spaghetti Dinner to benefit the Good Shepherd Humane Society. Proceeds will go toward the purchase of a seven-acre land tract running behind and to the west of the shelter. Feast on spaghetti - with or without meatballs - garlic bread, salad, and drinks for just $8 for adults, $4 for kids ages 4 to 12. Kids 3 and under eat FREE. A huge home-baked goods sale rounds out the fun, and individual desserts can be purchased for $2. To-go dinners will also be available for those on the run. Master Card/Visa/Discover/debit cards accepted. Sysco of Harrison, Little Apple and Hart’s will be supplying the food. Tickets are available at both Doggie Shops in advance and also at the door the evening of the dinner. The church is located at 400 Eureka St. on Highway 62 West in Berryville. Doors open at 4 p.m. and close at 7. Bone appetit!

April 10: Eureka Springs Spirit Night at Sparky’s

The Parent Group at Eureka Springs Elementary School is hosting Spirit Nights at local restaurants to raise funds for new playground equipment for our kids. Our first Scottie Spirit Night will be Thursday, April 10, from 5 to 9 p.m. at Sparky’s. The

restaurant will be donating a percentage of the sales from that evening to our cause.

April 11: Rain Garden Academy

Learn how to build a rain garden – which captures and filters rain water – on Friday, April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 3 p.m. at Carroll Electric’s Huntsville location, 5056 Highway 412 B. The cost for the event – sponsored by the Beaver Water District, Beaver Watershed Alliance and the Illinois River Watershed Partnership – is $25 for adults and $15 for students. Attendees will receive hands-on experience building a rain garden, a low-impact development manual and lunch. Pre-registration is required; you can do so online at For more information, call 479-215-6623.

April 11: Free Adult Beginning Computer Classes

The Carnegie Public Library will once again partner with the University of Arkansas at Monticello and Connect Arkansas to provide free Adult Computer Literacy Training in the Library Annex on Friday, April 11. There will be two identical sessions offered, one from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. and another from 2 to 5 p.m. The class, aimed at those aged 50 and older, will give detailed instruction in computer literacy from how to use your computer to setting up email and navigating Facebook. If you attended the similar session in October, you are welcome to enroll again for a refresher. Laptops will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own if you prefer. If you are interested in enrolling, contact the library at 479-253-8754. Space is limited.

April 11: Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction

On Friday, April 11, from 5 to 7 p.m., the Holiday Island Elks Lodge 1042 will host an $8 Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction at the Lodge at 4 Parkcliff Drive. One dollar from each spaghetti dinner will be donated to the Annual Carole Hilmer 5K Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer Re-

search, happening April 12. Race packet pickup and registration will be available that evening. The dinner and auction are open to the public.

April 11: Laura Acevez memorial

A memorial to morn the loss and honor the life of Laura Acevez is scheduled for Friday, April 11, at 6 p.m. in the Berryville Public Library parking lot. Advocates from Parents of Murdered Children and the victim’s family will be in attendance. Laura was 21 when she was murdered on New Year’s Eve 2012. Her alleged killer is being held in the Carroll County Detention Center, still awaiting his trial by jury.

April 11: The Heart of Wisdom Sutra at EUUF

The Eureka Springs Buddhist Study Group is honored to host the Venerable Geshe Thupten Dorjee at the the Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 7 Elk Street. This Dharma talk will be on “The Heart of Wisdom Sutra,” which is the essence of Buddhist teaching. Geshe Dorjee welcomes and encourages questions. The talk begins at 7 p.m. on Friday, April 11. The Dharma Store offers beautiful art, jewelry and prayer flags and will be open from 6:30 p.m. and after Geshe Dorjee’s Dharma talk. This event is free and open to the public. Donations are gratefully accepted.

April 12: Carole Hilmer 5K Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer Research

The Annual Carole Hilmer 5K Run/ Walk for Ovarian Cancer Research on Saturday, April 12, in Holiday Island. The event starts at 9 a.m. at the Barn, 120 Shields Dr. There are also two-mile and three-mile fun walks available. The Awards Ceremony will be at 10:15 a.m. at the Holiday Island Rec Center Pavilion on Buckskin Drive near the finish line. All proceeds are donated to The University of Texas MD Anderson Cancer Center. To date, nearly $15,000 from this event has been donated for ovarian cancer research.

Online registration is powered by Active. com. The entry fee is $25 after April 7. For more information, contact Joanie Kratzer at 479-253-5986 or joaniekesa@ The registration form is available online at, as is the minor participant waiver form, at

April 12: Permaculture study group

A Permaculture study group is being organized to educate and support each other to design our home areas to be more sustainable and productive. The initial organizers are Jerry Landrum and Jane and Richard Pille. We will meet at members’ homes and other sites once a month. The first meeting will be at the home of Jerry Landrum, at Angel Falls, 259 CR 301 (otherwise known as Greenwood Hollow Road) on April 12 at 10 a.m. For more information, write jl.landrum42@gmail. com or call Jerry at 479-244-0377.

April 12: Second Weekend Free Music in the Park

Eureka Springs kicks off its popular “Second Weekend” event series this year on Saturday, April 12, with a concert featuring The Bel Airs. The free show takes place from 5 to 7 p.m. at Basin Spring Park on Spring Street. Fronted by brothers Dick and Dave Pruitt on bass and electric guitars, with Michael Cherry on drums, The Bel Airs play a danceable mix with an authentic but eclectic bluesy-countrysoul-and-rock-n-roll sound influenced by the likes of Wilson Picket, Slim Harpo, Howlin’ Wolf and Johnny Cash.

April 12: Great Passion Play Benefit Auction & Chili Supper

The second annual Great Passion Play Benefit Auction and Chili Supper is happening Saturday, April 12 at the Great Hall. Tickets are $10 for dinner and a door prize ticket. Doors open at 4 p.m. for the silent auction and appetizers. Dinner See Calendar, page 29

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The Natural Way A good answer for allergies


an one supplement taken daily reduce the number of allergies as well as intensity? Maybe so, Jim Fain according to experience and science. With the pollen count high and likely to get higher you need to know about Pycnogenol. A high quality extract has so many uses and practical benefits that I’m finding it difficult put together an organized column on this remarkable supplement. This easy to take, all natural gift from nature has more than 270 scientific studies published on PubMed. Here, is the link http://www.ncbi.nlm. ADHD, Parkinson’s, cancer, asthma, heart disease, prevention of sunburn, venous insufficiency, eye troubles like retinal bleeding or macular degeneration and glaucoma, rheumatoid arthritis, irritable bowel, Crohn’s, allergies, seborhea, eczema and psoriasis along with blood pressure are just some of the ailments pycnogenol has shown benefit. There are many more. Where do I as a natural health columnist start? I use this myself for multiple benefit but mostly to help with my coronary artery disease (I’ve also added vitamin K2 at 100mcg/daily hopefully to reduce calcium in my arteries). Of course, I’ve changed my food choice from the supermarket but I’ve added this food supplement, pycnogenol, from the health food store at 100mg/ day. Most people will find benefit with just 50mg/day, for whatever they happen to have to deal with, as long as the pycnogenol is of high quality. I like a European standardized product but an American standardized is OK, too. There is very little downside with very few people reporting negatives such as a mild tummy ache when first starting. I wouldn’t suggest pycnogenol if you’re on prescribed drugs that reduce the activity of your immune system like Embrel (R), though I’m likely being too cautious. Pycnogenol has been shown to be immunomodulatory meaning it helps the immune system target the bad guys without it causing an autoimmune response. Any autoimmune ailment likely would reduce with the use of this extraordinary extract. I believe, this is why allergies reduce across the board as this goes to the underlying issue of an overexuberent immune response. Chronic skin disorders fall into this same group as does rheumatoid conditions. This is a gift from Nature which is abundant in generosity. You can see how difficult pycnogenol is to write about but I’ve seen first hand how people improve their lives after using pycnogenol over time. A smart choice in adding other supplements can make a big difference when combined with pycnogenol.

Wisecrack Zodiac ARIES: You need some “me” time, but even you don’t want to be with you right now. Do something that requires no soul-searching or self-reflection, like politics or hosting a talk show. That will give you some space from yourself. TAURUS: Every snowflake is different, but that doesn’t mean it’s beautiful. So-called perfection is high maintenance, so spend some time with the weird and goofy-looking snowflakes. They’re more fun, and they don’t stare into the mirror as much. GEMINI: It’s fine being a social butterfly, but you just flew in from Albuquerque, and boy are your wings tired. Take a break from being everyone’s friend and ground yourself in your own reality for a few days. Your wings could use the rest. CANCER: The brightest stars are the ones who catch our attention, but only because they flame out in a superhot ball of gas. Pull back on the drama, and your light will last longer. LEO: You always want to be the hare instead of the turtle in the race, but that doesn’t pay off. Slow your butt down and enjoy the pace, otherwise the turtle may have you kneecapped. VIRGO: Yes, it’s finally spring, but you don’t need to pull out that tube top and thong combo just yet. Your skin is so day-glow white, you could be used to guide blind people around instead of a cane. Take it back a notch, because not even the unsighted should be exposed to those butt cheeks. LIBRA: Each day is a new adventure, which is far less pleasant than it sounds. Once you escape the screaming band of natives and the giant rolling ball, consider spending some time under your bed. Dust bunnies are much easier to conquer. SCORPIO: The universe will take a chance on you this Friday. Play your cards right and you could own Park Place. At the very least, you’ll collect $200 and pass Go. SAGITTARIUS: Life isn’t always

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Lively Entertainment By Kristal Kuykendall

by Kristal Kuykendall

A party with an ‘Everyone Orchestra’


he live music highlight of the coming week is actually a weeknight show and birthday party for a favorite son of Eureka Springs who’s just returned home from a six-month adventure off the continent. On Wednesday, April 16, Ratliff Dean Thiebaud and “Eureka’s Everyone Orchestra” — featuring members of Thiebaud’s Mean Green String Band plus special guests — will perform a free show (no admission but band tips welcome) at Chelsea’s Corner Cafe & Bar in what promises to be a helluva party for former Mountain Sprout fiddler Blayne Thiebaud, just back in town this week from a stint in Hawaii and Greece. Eureka’s Everyone Orchestra will include Dean Thiebaud on guitar and lead vocals, Ron Landis on steel guitar, Mark “Slim” Nelson on harmonica, “Smilin” Dan Redmond of Mountain Sprout on upright bass, Sage Ahava on drums, and

Blayne Thiebaud on fiddle. Other likely guest performers will include Travis Graham of Springbilly and Mountain Sprout’s Adam Wagner, a.k.a. Chucky Waggs, Dean says. Anytime you find a group of Eureka’s top musicians sharing the stage, taking turns performing and often all performing together, it’s a Super Treat (that means it’s a Treat with a cape on! ha ha). If you enjoy Americana, alt-country, classic country, bluegrass and/or roots music, you should definitely mark this on your calendar and expect it to be the best show of the year so far in Eureka Springs. No kidding. Bandleader Dean Thiebaud, incidentally, has just been invited to join an allstar Austin band and perform at the June premiere of “Road To Austin,” a new film debuting this summer that “chronicles how Austin, Texas, became the Live Music Capital of the World,” says IMDB. com. “This feature documentary builds

to a climax as the storyline weaves its way towards a live concert featuring Kris Kristofferson, Bonnie Raitt, Delbert McClinton, Eric Johnson, Ian McLagan, Joe Ely and many other artists led by musical director Stephen Bruton.” Kristofferson has dedicated the film and all its proceeds to the Stephen Bruton Artist Wellness Program, following Bruton’s death from cancer in 2009. Bruton served as Kristofferson’s guitar player over 40 years, says the film’s synopsis. The premiere concert performance will feature Kristofferson as well as some of the film’s other big musical stars, all supported by the all-star Austin band in which Dean Thiebaud will play guitar, Dean excitedly told the Citizen this week. ••• Following is the complete schedule of entertainment at Eureka Springs venues for the coming week: THURSDAY, APRIL 10 • Blarney Stone, 85 S. Main St., 479-3636633: Live Music, 8:30 p.m. •  Chelsea’s, 10 Mountain St., 479-2536723: Bloody Ol’ Mule and the Poorhouse Millionaires, 9 p.m.

• Jack’s Place, 37 Spring St., 479-2532219: Karaoke with DJ Goose, 8 p.m. to midnight FRIDAY, APRIL 11 • Basin Park Hotel Balcony Bar & Restaurant, 12 Spring St., 479-253-7837: Hogscalders, noon to 2 p.m.; Hogscalders, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. • Blarney Stone: Sam Clanton, 8:30 p.m.   • Cathouse / Pied Piper, 82 Armstrong St., 479-363-9976: Josh Jennings Band, 8 p.m. to midnight •  Chaser’s, 169 E. Van Buren, 479-2535522: TBD, 8 p.m. • Chelsea’s: My OH My!, 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: Shannon Holt Band, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Legends Saloon (Lumberyard), 105 E. Van Buren, 479-253-2500: “Bike Night Concert” featuring The George Brothers, 8 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe, 2 N. Main St., 479253-2525: Terri & The Executives, 6 to 10 p.m.

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• Rowdy Beaver Den, 45 Spring St., 479-363-6444: Rideshy, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Rowdy Beaver Tavern, 417 W. Van Buren, 479-253-8544: Karaoke with DJ Goose, 7:30 p.m. • Voulez-Vous Lounge, 63 Spring St., 479-363-6595: Centerfuze, 9 p.m.  SATURDAY, APRIL 12 • Basin Park Hotel Balcony Bar & Restaurant: Jeff Lee, noon to 2 p.m.; Chris Diablo, 7 to 9 p.m. • Blarney Stone: Blue Moon, 8:30 p.m.   • Cathouse / Pied Piper: Josh Jennings Band, 8 p.m. to midnight  • Chaser’s: Sing ‘n’ Dance with Tiny, 8 p.m.  • Chelsea’s: Earl and Them, 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: Shannon Holt Band, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Legends Saloon (Lumberyard): Ozark Thunder, 9 p.m.  • New Delhi Cafe: Josh Jennings, noon to 4 p.m.; Dog House Daddies, 6. to

10 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den: Matt Reeves Band, noon to 4 p.m.; Blew Reed & the Flatheads, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. •  Rowdy Beaver Tavern: Joe Giles and the Homewreckers, 7:30 p.m. • Voulez-Vous Lounge: Handmade Moments, 9 p.m. SUNDAY, APRIL 13 • Basin Park Hotel Balcony Bar & Restaurant: Catherine Reed, noon to 2 p.m.; Catherine Reed, 5 to 7 p.m. •  Chelsea’s: Sweetwater Gypsies, 7:30 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe: Dog House Daddies, 1 to 5 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den: TBD, noon to 4 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Tavern: Sports Day MONDAY, APRIL 14 • Chelsea’s: Springbilly, 9 p.m. TUESDAY, APRIL 15 • Chelsea’s: Open Mic, 9 p.m. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 16 • Chaser’s: Ladies night, 9 p.m.  • Chelsea’s: Blayne Thiebaud’s Birthday Party featuring Ratliff Dean Thiebaud and Eureka’s Everyone Orchestra, 9 p.m.


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tained the information I needed on one table or another. That seemed to be an easy enough request for the folks in Communications, and someone finally pointed me to an online link where I could download at least the 2012 report. I was promised an email with the older reports I sought, but it never came, so I had to settle for comparing 2013 with only the year prior instead of the 10 years prior. By the time I got the 45-page report it was late on Tuesday. By the time I read through it and the other 150 or so pages of research I had downloaded on trends in the wedding industry, which was another aspect of the story I’d been working on all along, it was late Tuesday night. Then, like I do most weeks in order to make our noon-Wednesday deadline to finish the Citizen and send it to press, I got up at 4 a.m. on Wednesday to write my unfinished stories. Now when I saw the table in the 2012 annual report that said we’d had 880,241 visitors in Carroll County that year, I was surprised. I hadn’t expected such a large drop in the number of visitors from 2012 to 2013. But the numbers were right there in front of me. And at 4 or 5 a.m., no one was in any office anywhere or even awake at home for me to call and double-check the figures. I highly doubted that anyone in the Communications office was going to know anything about it anyway, after the way I was passed around the two days before. So, shrugging off my own doubt, I finished the story, wrote two more stories that morning, proofread the entire paper with help from Margo and Melody, wrote the headlines and photo captions, and we finished the paper and went to press in a huge rush, as always. (No matter how you try to prepare ahead of time, something ALWAYS comes up to make press day as crazy busy and hectic as possible.) Because we are a small staff, and a small paper in a small town, we don’t have a dedicated “fact-checker.” Most large papers don’t even have these anymore. However, we do have an associate editor at our sister paper, the Carroll County News, and I should have sent the story and the supporting documents to the CCN associate editor and asked for back-up editing. Unfortunately – and I will regret this for a long time – I neglected to do so, primarily because it was all so last-minute due to getting the data so late in the game. It actually never


even crossed my mind that I could have read the table from the report wrong; as a former math major, I’m the staff member at every job I’ve ever had who is most skilled with numbers. But I had read the numbers wrong at 4 a.m. that morning. My gut had tried to tell me but I had shrugged it off. I had actually grabbed the numbers from a table describing the total visitors in 2006. The fine print explaining this was there, alright, I just didn’t see it. So, I made a huge mistake. Now you know how these things happen and you perhaps understand a little more about the way the Citizen gets put together each week. I apologize for this oversight, and I apologize to the CAPC staff and commission for the implication that they’re doing a horrible job, because – as you will read in this edition of the Citizen – the numbers actually show that they’re slowly but surely pulling our tourism industry out of the gutter that its been in for over a decade. Lastly, I would like to clarify something: The Citizen did not call last Monday’s town hall meeting. The Citizen did not organize it. The Citizen did not oversee it nor decide the speakers or topics. The Citizen was informed via email two weeks ago that such a meeting was being scheduled, and we thought it was a good idea that would get folks discussing our industry challenges and communicating their concerns and ideas better with the CAPC – where meetings are always poorly attended by the public – if attended by anyone at all. We decided to put notice of the meeting in the paper, which we did, along with a letter from one of the organizers, Bob Jasinski. On the morning of the town hall meeting, Mr. Jasinski emailed me to ask whether I would moderate. I agreed reluctantly. Again I should have listened to my gut. It did not go as I hoped. Still, it raised some concerns that the CAPC needs to address, and it answered some questions for some tourism business owners, and it started a discussion that is long overdue. Let’s hope that discussion – the positive parts of it anyway – continues, so we can improve our town’s biggest industry and ensure a bright future for generations of Eurekans to come. ••• Kristal “K*Star” Kuykendall is Editor of the Lovely County Citizen. She welcomes feedback of all kinds but dislikes meanness. Send her your constructive criticism, story ideas, photographs and other submissions at

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LAST DAY OF Winter Market! Thursday 9a.m. to noon, Pine Mountain Village: You'll find spinach, lettuce, scallions, radishes, kale, salad turnips, mustard greens, winter squash and more; Fresh cheese, super-natural eggs, grass-raised beef, handsome pork, chicken that tastes like chicken, shiitake mushrooms, and local honey; Pies, muffins, homemade bread, and baked goodies. Regular season begins April 17th.

Garage Sale HUGE ESTATE SALE! 12 South Hills Loop, H.I. Everything goes! Friday&Saturday, April 11&12, 8a.m.-5p.m. Furniture, Art, Clothing, Sportinggoods, LOTS of home decor! HUGE MOVING SALE: (This is the sale that had the long list in 4/3/14 Citizen.) Friday, 4/11, 8a.m.-5p.m., Saturday, 4/12, 8a.m.-noon. Outdoor furniture, pool table, poker table/chairs, dishes, shop power & hand tools/items, table-saw, 3 propane grills, bedding/linens women's clothing/shoes, MUCH MISCELLANEOUS. 25 White Oak Dr., Holiday Island

Help Wanted BUSY MOTEL, RESTAURANT and vacation rental company in Holiday Island hiring for housekeepers and part-time wait person. Weekends required. 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 PART-TIME ASST. MGR. Multi-skilled individual, bookkeeping, computers, P.R., Hands-on operations & organizational experience required. Apply: Joy Motel, 216 W.VanBuren, 11a.m.-1p.m./M-F. PART-TIME MATURE PERSON with light mechanical knowledge of older vehicles. Make 'em Start, Move, Stop. Work when you feel like it or when I need you! Please call Bill Billings Vintage Vehicles, 479-253-4477

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SERENE INSPIRATIONAL EUREKA SPRINGS property. Close in (less than one mile) with secluded location. A place to paint, write, meditate or isolate yourself. Great for an artist colony or end of time refuge. 3800sq.ft. home has 2 complete living areas, 2 fireplaces, hot tub, CH/A plus propane heat, 2 water sources, unexplored cave with underground river that overflows into a small waterfall. Borders on creek. Huge trees in park-like setting, also 1200sq.ft. guest home. Deer, wild turkey, foxes, Texas road runners and large red-headed woodpeckers call this place home. U.S.Highway 62 East frontage. Perfect location for an abused shelter for women and children or bed and breakfast, with 5 acres and completely furnished. $450,000. Call 479-981-9988.

CHIMNEY WORKS - Complete chimney services: sweeps, repairs, relining, and installation. Call Bob Messer. (479) 253-2284

VACATION HOME Little Lake Eureka. 2BR/1.5BA, WB fireplace, HW floors. Furniture and appliances included. Secluded end of hollow, yet walk to town. $135,000. 913-634-2833

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

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

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 PET THE BOARDING TYPE? Beavertown Boarding. Climate controlled, indoor/outdoor runs. Small dog suites. Also cat options. On premises owner. Intake and pick-up available 7 days/wk. 479-253-9426

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DON'T BE AFRAID to get a reading, here in Eureka Springs. Charms and Angel Cards. Call 816-273-3668, or visit WAIT STAFF & HOST/HOSTESS: Apply in person Wednesday or Thursday 4 p.m.-to-5 p.m. Horizon Restaurant, 304 Mundell Rd., Eureka West WE ARE LOOKING for a dependable Housekeeper. Please call us for a phone interview if you have held a job for more than a year, are dependable, have your own dependable vehicle and your own cell phone. Our pay rate starts at $10.00 per hour, and we do offer a $1.00 bonus! If this describes you, please call 479-253-9493 for a phone interview.

Real Estate for Sale CHARMING COTTAGE on Owen St. 1BR/1BA Stucco on 2+ landscaped lots. Built 2003. $139,000. 479-244-9155. HOUSE FOR SALE by Owner. $92,000. 3BR/2BA on 3 acres. (Beaver Lake area) Shown by appointment only. Call 870-423-2411. 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.

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FLORA ROJA COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTUREproviding affordable healthcare for the whole community. Sliding scale fee. $15-$35 per treatment with an additional $15 paperwork fee on the first visit only. You decide what you can afford to pay! Francesca Garcia Giri, L.Ac, 479-253-4968. 119 Wall Street. J.B. CUSTOM WOOD FLOORS: Installation, Sanding & finishing. Refinishing hardwood flooring. Pre-finished glue-down, nail-down. Stairs. Free Estimates. Insurance, References. 870-754-1303 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.

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 Q&R OUTDOOR SERVICES Gutter cleaning, mowing, painting, pressure washing, staining, tree removal. Call John 479-244-0338 SIMPLICITY COUNSELING- Established & Effective: Improving the health of your friends and neighbors in this community in a relaxed respectful atmosphere since 2010. Depression, Anxiety, SelfWorth, Trauma, Grief, Adjustment & Relationships. Call for professional licensed service 479-244-5181 ''It's your time.'' 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.

Motorcycle for Sale 2007 SUZUKI C50T. Saddlebags and backrest. 9,000 miles. $3200 firm. Call 870-480-3884.

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1BR FURNISHED UNIT $125/wk or $450/mo. Electric/Water/Sewer included. Yard/private. 1 to 2 persons. Extended stays. 6965 Highway 62, Eureka. 417-561-5360.

16' x 20' LOG HOME KIT. Dove-tailed and drilled for electric. $5900 or will complete. 479-253-2383

2BR/1BA APT. or 2BR/1.5BA TOWNHOUSE: W/D hookups, full equipped kitchen, CH/A. On-premise mgr. Pivot Rock Village Apartments, 479-253-4007 or 479-244-5438. 3BR/2BA HOME NEWLY REMODELED. Wood laminate floors. East edge of town acreage, semi-secluded, yet close to shopping. $750/mo., E.S. 479-253-9564 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 HOUSE, 3BR/1BA. Fresh paint. Available May 1. Includes water and sewer. $600/mo. OFFICE OR RETAIL SPACE, Great visibility from Highway 62West, located between Eureka Springs and Berryville. Great highway frontage. Call 870-423-6524. LEASE PURCHASE OPPORTUNITY: Spacious 2 level waterfront home in spectacular Hogscald Cove/Beaver Lake. Lower level unfinished. Rugged access road. 479-253-9090 NEAR EUREKA SPRINGS, 2BR/2BA Country home with large porch, W/D, plus much more. No Smoking. References required. $800/mo. Call 479-981-1900 SPACIOUS UPSTAIRS 2BR/1BA, Large living room and dining. All-electric. No hookups. CH/A. No smoking, No pets. References, $550/mo, 1st/last/deposit. 479-981-0233 STORAGE SHEDS AVAILABLE at Bass Lane Storage on Holiday Island. 479-253-1772 or cell 262-496-5025. STUDIO APARTMENT. Kitchen, Large bathroom. Private fenced yard. Near Hart's and downtown. Quiet neighborhood by woods. $425/mo. 1st/Last/Dep. 970-404-5199. WEEKLY RENTALS AVAILABLE. Starting $165+tax per single occupant. Queen room, Cable TV plus wi-fi. Micro+Fridge additional charge. Call/text 479-981-1245.

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.

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

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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

Art Sale HANDMADE ONE-OF-A-KIND West African jewelry for sale. Friday & Saturday, April 11&12, 10a.m.-6p.m. at Lux Weaving Studio, 18 White Street.

Wanted WONDERLAND ANTIQUES BUYS/SELLS antiques, primitives, unique vintage items. Open 10-5. Closed Tuesday/Wednesday. Hwy 62 east of Eureka 3 miles. 479-253-6900

Give-Aways FREE! WORKING tanning bed. Needs some bulbs. Must pick up. Call 479-981-0328, BEFORE 8 p.m.

Found LOST CAT FOUND! Huddled in middle of Valley Dr. at H.I. on 4/4/14. Mature, well-fed, declawed, black&orange markings. Misses its home! Call 479-253-5026 or 479-981-3980.

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starts at 5:30; chili and desserts will be served. The live auction starts at 6:30. Items up for auction include Branson entertainment tickets, vintage Passion Play items, merchandise, gift certificates and other donated items. Call 479-253-8559 for tickets or to donate an item to the auction. Proceeds go to the “Save the Passion Play” campaign, now in its second year.

April 13: EasterBelles’ Easter Parade Poster Autograph Party

Join us for the EasterBelles’ Easter Parade Poster Autograph Party on Sunday, April 13, at 5 p.m. at KJ’s Caribe Restaurant and Cantina! We’ll be gathering money to earmark for aiding women and their transportation needs with oversight by The Merlin Foundation. Each EasterBelle will have their poster photograph by an Easter basket. The ‘Belle with the most money in her basket gets a 2-hour massage courtesy of one of our sponsors. For more information, email ESEasterBelles@gmail. com.

April 13: Crescent featured on the Travel Channel

The Crescent Hotel can be seen in the episode of “Hotel Secrets & Legends” airing Sunday, April 13, at 8 p.m. on the Travel Channel. The episode title is “Deceptive Doctor, Portland Underground, Civil War Smackdown.”

April 14: AARP chapter meeting

The Carroll County chapter of AARP will meet on Monday, April 14 at the Holiday Island Clubhouse, downstairs in Room A. The guest speaker will be Holiday Island Golf Course Superintendent Mark Mowrey, who manages the courses and driving range and has worked there for 17 years. He will speak on the use of herbicides and pesticides. He is licensed by the Natural Resources Commission as a private nu-


trient applicator and is a Class VI applicator license holder from the Arkansas State Plant Board. These licenses give him permission to use potent and dangerous chemicals; he will speak on how and what homeowners can use on their personal property. Carroll County AARP meets the second Monday of each month excluding June, July and August. The public is invited to attend. For more information contact chapter President Sherry Kerr at 479-2536428.

April 14: HI Theater Guild meeting

The Holiday Island Theater Guild will hold its regular monthly meeting on Monday, April 14 at 6:30 p.m. in Room A of the Holiday Island Clubhouse. Anyone interested in any aspect of theater (and there are so many things to do besides act) is welcome to attend.

April 18-19: Celebrate Jesus Parade & Concert

The Western Carroll County Ministerial Association invites you to join in a celebration of faith & joy with the annual “Celebrate Jesus Parade & Concert” in Eureka Springs. On Friday, April 18, there will be music in Basin Park from 11 a.m. to 5 p.m.; on Saturday, April 19, music will go from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m., the parade starts at 2 p.m., and after the parade, music will continue until 5 p.m. We are looking for Christian musicians, church choirs, etc. for the concert. For the parade, we welcome floats, banners and walking groups that edify the Lord. For more information, call Dale or Laura Nichols at 479-253-8925 or email lardellen@

April 19: Pancake Breakfast

Basin Springs Lodge #386 Free and Accepted Masons will host a pancake breakfast onSaturday, April 19 from 8 to 11 a.m. at the Eureka Springs Elementary School cafeteria, located on Greenwood Hollow Road. Admission is $5. Proceeds will benefit the Smead Walden Memorial Scholarship Fund.

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Pet of the Week

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“Rusty” (#15) is a very nice, medium size, 2-yr old red & white heeler with a sweet disposition and an outgoing personality. He’s very smart & very trainable. He’s also energetic & would love to have room to run. Rusty has all his shots & is neutered, & can be adopted at the Good Shepherd Animal Shelter, Hwy 62 east of Eureka Springs; open 12-5 every day but Wed; phone 2539188. The Shelter has extra nice dogs of almost every size & breed, & lots of lovable cats & kittens of every color. Adopt a pet & save a life & thank you for caring.

than Eureka Springs. But the defensive pressure inside the box prevented the Cats from putting shots on goal. And when the Cats did get a shot on goal, Eureka Springs’ Olin Blair was up to the task. Rodda said the game plan was executed perfectly. “We played a 4-4-2 and played the ball long,” he said. “Our guys knew to just get to the ball and stand on it and try to get a set play for Oscar (Mendez).” Mendez did the rest on offense while

Luis Palacios played a pivotal role on the defensive end. Palacios was instrumental in keeping the Cats off the board in the second half as part of the defensive unit on the back line. Eureka Springs plays at Green Forest Thursday, April 10 to determine the early league leader while Berryville hosts Bergman. Driver said the Bobcats would need to come out with more intensity to earn their first win of the year. The Cats are 0-3 and 0-1 in 4A-North Conference. Editor’s note: This report first appeared in the Tuesday Midweek edition of our sister paper, the Carroll County News.





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April 10, 2014 – Lovely County Citizen – Page Photos by Chip Ford


Another Diversity Weekend in the books

The annual Spring Diversity Weekend was held in Eureka Springs over the weekend with LGBT supporters flocking to the town that heals to celebrate equality. The favorite event is the Public Display of Affection that is held in Basin Park on Saturday at high noon. Supporters, lovers, couples and partners gathered below the bandshell for a group photo. Below are some scenes from the afternoon event.

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