Lovely County Citizen Apr. 16, 2015

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Summer season to feature 3 operas, 22 performances Page 8

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Taylor inspires crowd at ‘Tales from the South End Hate 1’ Lovely County Citizen Local artist Zeek Taylor gave a moving account of how he and his partner Dick were affected by prejudice and hate in the South in the mid-1970s during last Saturday’s encore presentation of “Tales from the South End Hate 1” at K.J.’s Caribe Restaurant and Cantina. “I loved to dance. At an early age while growing up in the Arkansas Delta, my parents saw to it that my sisters and I had dance lessons. … As a teen I danced with my sister and her girlfriends,” Taylor read at the performance. “We drove all over Northeast Arkansas to go to teen dances and I was always the first to demonstrate the latest dances of the day that included the Twist, the Mashed Potato and the Hully Gully. I never dreamed that one day I would be dancing with a man.” While he was reading, some audience members wiped away tears. He talked of gay men being arrested for dancing together in Memphis bars. He talked of oppression. And, he spoke of a love that

endured through it all. “It was not socially acceptable in the 1970s for two men to dance together. It was so taboo that when I lived in Memphis in the ‘70s, it was actually illegal for two men to dance together. Arrests did take place. Four male couples were arrested for dancing in a bar and the arrests were reported in the Memphis Commercial Appeal newspaper. I thought, ‘How horrible for those men to be so publicly shamed.’ ” He and his partner Dick danced in secret to “American Pie.” The crowd Saturday night at Caribe got up and sang along when the song played at the end of Taylor’s performance. No one was arrested. All were accepted. “Sometime during the night the deejay played that song and something magical happened,” Taylor said in his reading. “Everyone in the bar stood up, placed arms over shoulders, and formed a huge circle. The circle, with up to 40 guys in the formation, went round and round in the bar

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with everyone singing. We were brothers, arm in arm, sharing a secret that involved more than dancing.” Taylor ended his reading with details of the life he and Dick share together. “Forty-three years later, Dick and I are still together and we still love to dance. He still drinks Miller and I still drink whiskey. Even though it is no longer illegal for us to dance together, in most situations it is still not socially acceptable. In some places it could even be dangerous. However, whenever we hear ‘Miss American Pie,’ no matter where we are, we are taken back to that magical night in Memphis, and once again we dance.” More than 100 people attended the performance, which was a rendition of the original performance Taylor, Tippi McCollough and Randi Romo put on last month at the Arkansas Arts Center. That performance was broadcast to 130 million people worldwide. “Tales from the South” is a syndicated radio show that is broadcast by 50 NPR stations in the U.S.

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and on public radio stations throughout the world. Paula Morell, the show’s producer, who participated in last weekend’s show, said she wanted to put a human face on people who are affected by recent religious freedom legislation passed in Arkansas, which she said is discriminatory to LGBTs. Morell said tickets for the Arkansas Arts Center show sold faster than any show in the history of “Tales.” “When our ordinance for equality came up, I contacted Paula and people in Little Rock who participated in the show with me and they said they were all very excited to do so,” Taylor told the Citizen. “I wrote a key element for show that has to do with the song ‘Miss American Pie.’ At the end, the audience got up at Caribe and sang the song. It was so moving.” Artist V.L. Cox’s “End Hate” doors were the back drop for last weekend’s performance. The doors, which are each painted with lettering that reads, “whites only, colored only, LGBT only, immigrant See Taylor, page 21

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Eureka Springs Police Chief Thomas Achord, left, and Mayor Butch Berry survey the work that began last week in the parking lot between the Carroll County Western District Courthouse and the Auditorium. A storm drain underneath the parking lot has been almost completely blocked by a large stone, creating the potential for flooding. The county, which owns the parking lot but leases it to the city, is providing the equipment and labor to repair the storm drain, while the city will be responsible for resurfacing the parking lot. The city obtained a federal matching grand that will pay approximately 50 percent of the project’s cost.

City council discusses parking lot repair, water meters By Alana Cook Citizen.Editor.

The Eureka Springs City Council discussed the progress of the parking lot repair at the Aud, water meter installations and the latest efforts to prevent fluoridation of the city’s drinking water during Monday night’s meeting. “You could have roped the parking lot off and charged admission,” Mayor Butch Berry said as he joked about the size of the crowd that gathered to watch the parking lot repair that began about a week ago. The excitement of seeing bulldozers dig into the mud and rocks several feet

below the Aud has drawn enough onlookers to make it the latest attraction in town, Berry said. Berry told council members that contrary to what was reported in another local newspaper, there are no cracks in the Aud’s foundation and that what appeared to be cracks were just layers of mud that have built up over the years. Berry reported that Public Works Director Dwayne Allen has been busy with the “big dig” and that the water meter replacement project is “experiencing a time delay” because the city is having difficulty getting the larger meters from the


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Mitchell also said he plans to meet with Arkansas Department of Health officials next Wednesday to discuss the city’s position against fluoridating the city’s drinking water supply. Mitchell said he plans to put his best effort into the meeting but that he doesn’t think it will do any good “because ADH supports fluoridating water.” In other business, Berry said the city plans to apply for Community Development Block Grant funding to repair Black Bass dam and that a meeting he and Alderman Terry McClung had with state natural resource commission officials about the repair “was not good.”

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Local writer publishes first lesbian romance novel at 72 By Alana Cook

Eureka Springs resident Bonnie James just became a published author at the golden age of 72. “Forever My Darling,” the first book in her lesbian romance/ erotica trilogy, hit the Amazon self-published circuit March 27 and according to James, it was well-received in both national and international markets. The book’s plot centers around the intimate love affair between characters whom Bonnie calls the “butch,” 50-yearold Lee Morley, and the “femme,” 35-year-old Kay Covington, and their love for the unplanned child the conceive together naturally. In keeping with the first rule of writing, Bonnie used her real-life relationship with her wife, Shirley, as inspiration for her trilogy. “Forever My Darling” was 10 years in the making and the first book she ever published. Morley’s character’s name came from Bonnie’s middle name and Covington’s name came from Shirley’s middle name. Morley and Covington were neighbors for five years and Morley divorced her husband and bought her own house on Beaver Lake. The couple met for lunch one day, fell in love almost overnight and started a family. Bonnie and Shirley have lived in Eureka Springs for more than eight years and have been together for more than 16 years. The two were joined in a holy union at the Chapel at the Circle of Light in Eureka Springs 14 years ago. “We are joined at the hip. She saved my life twice literally, once from a heart attack and once from pneumonia,” Bonnie said about her beloved wife. Their recipe for success is a mix of patience, love and kindness sprinkled with grains of wisdom gained from overcoming difficult circumstances throughout their lives before and during their relationship. “My wife and I have only had two bad arguments the whole time we’ve been together. We separate and talk it out and we don’t scream and yell,” Bonnie said. Bonnie, a mother of four who was married three times, said she came out of the

closet when she was 54 after four years of therapy stemming from a family tragedy. She was raised by her mother and never knew her father. Her first husband was abusive but she said she harbors no resentment about that relationship. “When I came out to my oldest daughter, she said, ‘Well, we can find you a woman now.’ I thought I would lose my kids but they said I raised them with an open mind.” Bonnie chuckled when she recounted coming out to her oldest son. “My oldest son Dan, who is gay, said ‘Well, thank God. I know where I got it from.’ “I always felt I was different but being raised in the 40s and 50s, we didn’t talk about those things,” she said. “Especially not if you were raised Pentecostal like I was. A lot of my lesbian author friends didn’t come out until later in life because of the same thing.” Bonnie had no experience with other women before she and Shirley met in the personals of Arkansas-based Womyn to Womyn magazine. The two had never met in person before Bonnie proposed in one of the many letters they penned to each other during their courtship. For Shirley, being gay has always been as natural as breathing. “I always knew I preferred women,” she said. The couple’s strength in both themselves and their relationship emanates from their voices as they talk about overcoming the difficult hand each were dealt early in life. “I’m an incest survivor,” Shirley said as she leans back in her chair and crosses her hands on her lap. Bonnie, an ordained non-denominational minister, leans forward in the matching lounge chair next to her wife, rests her arms on her knees, clasps her hands together and smiles at her wife. A large ministerial-style cross necklace shifts in sync with the tie she is wearing to match her dress shirt and slacks. “I was so nervous before I talked to See Novel, page 22

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Bonnie (right) and Shirley James hold a copy of Bonnie’s first book, Forever My Darling, which is a lesbian erotica novel that was just released at the end of March.

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Chamber board elects new interim executive director The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber develop a better business environment in of Commerce board of directors has hired Eureka Springs and to get more people to Damon Henke as the chamber’s interim ex- experience our great town,” Handley said. ecutive director. The board is inviting its members to their Henke will lead the chamber’s search for mid-year meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, June 1, at the Best Western a permanent executive director. Inn of the Ozarks con“Through his own busivention center. The “We believe that ness, the Eureka Springs Damon is a strong aschamber will be preDowntown Network and set to this communisenting its vision and work plan for the next ty,” chairperson Cathy the CAPC, he has already six months. Handley said in a press been working to develop a Anyone interestrelease. better business environment ed in applying for the Henke is the owner of Ozark Moun- in Eureka Springs and to get permanent executive more people to experience director position can tain Vacation Rentals email their resume located in Eureka our great town.” Springs, which is a to servicedesk@eu– CathyHandley rekaspringschamber. lodging services comcom or mail to the Eupany. “Through his own business, the Eure- reka Springs Chamber of Commerce, Atka Springs Downtown Network and the tention “Search Committee,” P.O. Box 551, CAPC, he has already been working to Eureka Springs, AR 72632.

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Opera in the Ozarks announces 2015 summer schedule EUREKA SPRINGS — Opera in the Ozarks has announced the schedule for its 65th anniversary season. OIO, a nationally acclaimed program for young opera professionals, will open its 2015 summer season on Friday, June 19. The season runs through Friday, July 17 – featuring 22 performances of three operas, fully staged and costumed with an orchestra of musicians. OIO began in 1950 as a summer music camp and has grown into an annual summer music festival and prominent national training program for singers pursuing professional careers in opera. Singers are selected annually from national auditions. Over the years, OIO has launched the careers of many talented singers who have gone on to perform in premier opera houses around the world. “Our 65th anniversary marks an important milestone in Opera in the Ozarks’ longevity,” said Jim Swiggart, OIO interim director. “Our program has always been about quality, and it has lasted for

65 years. Every year has been like building a monument, which continues to stand as solid and strong as ever.” Of the 22 performances this season, 19 will be held at OIO’s own mountainside venue — Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony, at 16311 Highway 62 West in Eureka Springs. This outdoor, air-conditioned venue uniquely lends itself to an intimate look at each of the acclaimed operas in the 2015 season repertoire. Three of the performances (one of each opera) will be held at Arend Arts Center, 1901 S.E. J Street in Bentonville. The 2015 season repertoire features three operas: Giuseppe Verdi’s “La Traviata,” the tale of a Parisian courtesan who gives up the man she loves to save his family’s reputation; Gioacchino Rossini’s “La Cenerentola (Cinderella),” a variation of the traditional fairy tale with a gold-digging stepfamily and a lost bracelet instead of a slipper; and Jacques Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoff-

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mann,” one of the grandest and most expressive of 19th-century French operas. “The 2015 season’s operas are certain to dazzle with astounding vocal artistry, exuberant chorus scenes and poignant musical story telling,” OIO Artistic Director Thomas Cockrell said. “The theme of the 2015 season might as well be ‘Tales of tragedy, comedy and fantasy.’ La Traviata, ‘the one who strayed,’ is a tragic romance, while La Cenerentola — Cinderella — is a comedic take on a well-known fairy tale. The Tales of Hoffmann is fantasy inspired by stories by the German Romantic storyteller E.T.A. Hoffman.” In addition to the season’s 22 mainstage performances, Opera in the Ozarks will also present three special events. Family Day us June 21, when families from across the region visit Inspiration Point Fine Arts Colony to discover what goes into the making of an opera production. Children and adults can tour backstage, meet the artists and learn about costumes and makeup. The Chamber Music Concert on July 13 is when orchestra members step into the spotlight. An Evening of Opera Scenes on July 14 presents an assortment of individual scenes from a variety of works from the 400-year history of opera. Scenes are selected to spotlight the promise and individual talents of the 47-member 2015 company. Nearly 50 vocalists from more than 20 states and four foreign countries will take the Opera in the Ozarks stage during the 2015 season. The orchestra features 25 talented musicians from across the nation. This season also welcomes new OIO General Director Dr. Nancy Preis, who comes from the St. Petersburg Opera Company in Florida with a long background in academia, business and arts management. Preis was appointed general director earlier this month and will assume her new responsibilities beginning in May. “I can’t wait to get involved in these operas – each of them is a gem

and offers singers a real chance to show off their talents,” Preis said. Tickets for 2015 Summer Season performances are $20, $25 and $27, and may be purchased online at or by calling (479) 253-8595. For more information, please visit www. 2015 PERFORMANCE DATES at Inspiration Point Fine Arts Center Showtime is 7:30 p.m. • June 19 – Opening Night: Verdi’s “La Traviata” • June 20 – Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” • June 23 – Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann” • June 24 – Verdi’s La Traviata • June 25 – Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” • June 26 – Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann” • June 27 – Verdi’s La Traviata • June 30 – Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann” • July 1 – Verdi’s La Traviata • July 2 – Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” • July 3 – A Taste of Three: Scenes from all three of the season’s mainstage productions • July 6 – Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” • July 7 – Verdi’s La Traviata • July 8 – Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann” • July 9 – Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” • July 10 – Verdi’s La Traviata • July 11 – Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann” • July 13 – Chamber Music • July 14 – An Evening of Opera Scenes • July 15 – Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” • July 16 – Verdi’s La Traviata • July 17 – Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann” At Arend Arts Center 1901 S.E. J St., Bentonville Showtime is 4 p.m. • June 28 – Rossini’s “La Cenerentola” • July 5 – Offenbach’s “The Tales of Hoffmann” • July 12 – Verdi’s La Traviata

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Citizen Opinion by Cindy Worley

What is your favorite springtime event in Eureka Springs?


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Editorial Policy The opinions on the Editorial page are our opinions. The opinions on the Forum pages are your opinions. All forum entries must be signed and verifiable. We reserve the right to edit submissions. gerbil. You have embarrassed many of us LGBTs and you should return to your guild and apologize. Ask DEAR EDITOR: Troy Johnson’s letter to the editor about the column someone more intelligent to put a plug in for a yes “Making Sense of Ordinance 2223” written by Ala- vote on Ordinance 2223. We in Eureka are lucky to have quality journalists na Cook does not represent the LGBT community’s with The Independent and with the Lovely County overall impression of Alana Cook. As a gay individCitizen. I’m ashamed for you Troy Johnson. You ual myself, I am aware of Ms. Cook’s consistent imare making gay people look bad. partiality and fairness towards the LGBT community. Proud to be Gay, Saying Alana is not a good journalist is like saying MUDSTREETPETE Lebron James is not a good basketball player. Ms. Cook, if you are reading this, please be aware Ordinance 2223 is that Mr. Johnson’s misguided attempt to get more about equal rights, votes for Ordinance 2223, which I am for, falls short of the truth and is in effect counter-productive. Alana non-discrimination, and we ask that you continue to be fair and balanced and disregard angry and hateful write-ins like that of Troy fairness in the marketplace Johnson. Mr. Johnson claims that you did not offer any new DEAR EDITOR: As a good Catholic child, I understood that solid information on Ordinance 2223. But he did not without the sacrament of matrimony, defined as offer any new solid information himself in his write the exchange of vows in the presence of a priest, in. a Catholic was not considered to be really wedded Mr Johnson even contradicts himself about the at all. Although legally married, any Catholic who “uniqueness” of Eureka’s ordinance that he says you misrepresented. He states in his letter that the ordi- exchanged vows outside the church (e.g. in front of nance was drafted using “much” of the same language a judge) was considered only to be cohabiting and used in comparable laws. Troy, you shoot yourself in was living in habitual mortal sin. My mother’s cousin and best friend Sara was marthe foot using the word “much” and therefore do not ried but she wasn’t united in holy matrimony. In the effectively argue that Ordinance 2223 is not unique. early 1940s, Sara had fallen in love with Bill. Bill Troy you say that convicted criminals have more rights than gays. What rights do you offer to your See Forum, page 10

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was not only not Catholic, he was also not religious. Sara and Bill were legally married for over 50 years in the state of Alabama but they were never — not even for a single day — united in holy matrimony in the eyes of the church. Although she came to church regularly and was always welcome to serve on committees, tithe, go on church outings, etc., Sara was excluded from communion because, in the eyes of the church, she was living in sin with a man. She was excluded from confession because she was not willing to give up that “sinful lifestyle.” Had Bill not passed first, thus eliminating her sin of cohabitation, Sara would not have received the last rites on her deathbed. As far as I know, Sara and the other members of the church willingly accepted those rules and those exclusions. However, I do not believe that anyone in my church would have ever suggested that Sara should be denied any service or embarrassed in any way while out in the community. I cannot even imagine anyone in my Church standing by quietly if such a situation had ever occurred. Seriously, could anyone then or now have possibly condoned the woman in the ticket booth at the movie theater screaming “fornicator” at Sara and refusing to sell her a ticket? In the 1950s, the people of my little town and in my little Catholic church grasped the concept of separation of church and state with regards to Sara. They understood that “The rights of Caesar are one thing, and those of God are another; and there is nothing that need clash between them . . .” ( No one in the town tried to force the church to give communion to Sara; no one in the church tried to stop Sara from enjoying equal access to everything that the town had to offer. Ordinance 2223 does not force any church to do anything. Ordinance 2223 is about equal rights, non dis-

crimination, and fairness in the marketplace. Vote FOR 2223. “EUREKA” BOB THOMAS Eureka Springs

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Jesus taught repentance not tolerance DEAR EDITOR: What is holy? And what Bible are you all reading out of? Jesus came to declare God’s Kingdom. Granted, He advocated love, but there was much more than Love. He taught justice, forgiveness, personal obedience. He was above all earthly things. God has to turn away from sin. Jesus said in Matt. 18:6 “offend one of these little ones, better to have a millstone hung around his neck and drowned in the sea” and in “Matt. 10:35 “I came to set man against his Father, and daughter against her mother.” It was all about focusing on the Father, not a wink and a nod that we can do any earthly whim’s desire. Jesus didn’t teach tolerance but repentance. E.W. PEDERSEN

one learn from the past? The only justification for the evils of the past is that we learn from it and don’t repeat it. All the “isms” in the world stem from class-ism. In other words, I’m a little better than you because (fill in the blank). You can fill in the blank with white, male, straight, Christian, etc. DEAR EDITOR: Lee and I have been working our whole What Eureka Springs is going through right now is nothing new. Religion lives to bridge a gap between gays and throughout the centuries has been used as Christians. When the AIDS epidemic a cloak for many of the evils in the world. broke out in the early 80s, we lost many Religion was used to justify slavery. Re- of our friends. At a time when fundamenligion was used to justify slaughtering the talist Christians were saying “the right Native Americans. Religion was used to people were dying.” We were thankful keep women subordinate to men. Reli- we did not have AIDS and Lee began and gion was used to beat children from the AIDS ministry at a local Baptist church. I verse that reads, “Spare the rod and spoil taught Sunday School there. This was no the child.” Trust me, none of us want to ordinary Baptist church. In the early 70s, go back to the Laws of Moses. Jesus died they welcomed the first African-American member to the church. They went from so we don’t have to. You can put all the religious books end 2,000 members to 200 members overto end and the main theme in all of them night. In the early 90s, they welcomed is get along with one another and be kind the first female pastor. They were thrown to one another. Instead we start wars over out of the Southern Baptist Convention religion. We have terrorist in the name and she was called Jezebel by other Bapof religion. When does it end? Does no tist churches. In 1996, Lee and I were

Gilded Lily owners: “Openly gay, openly Christian, proud of both”

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Cold weather and a brief bout of rain and sleet did not stop an estimated 175 people from attending this year’s sunrise Easter service at Christ of the Ozarks

celebrating our 10th anniversary and the church offered to marry us. We were the first gay couple married by a Baptist minister 19 years ago. Nothing happened. More people joined the church because they were welcoming and affirming. We thought we were past all this. We moved from Memphis to Eureka Springs because we wanted to live in a town with low crime and free of judgment of others. It seemed we found it. We did. However, people who do not live in the city seem to want to destroy what we have here. I feel we have fallen back in time again. My grandmother taught me when I was small that you can tell a Christian from the fruit on the tree, and not to judge others. Lee and I are openly gay and Christian. We are proud of both. We know that when all is said and done that we have to go back to being friends and neighbors. Saying harsh words to one another is like driving a nail in wood. The apology is like pulling the nail out, but there is still a hole left that can’t be repaired. WALTER BURRELL & LEE KEATING

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Ethan Robison uses a CAD program to design the award. 3-D printing technology was pioneered by scientists at the United States Army Research Laboratory in partnership with scientists from universities and defense contractors throughout the U.S. and is used to make everything from rocket engines to art sculptures and medical equipment. The low-cost technology is revolutionizing the art and science worlds by allowing designers to meld their creations in a printed form instead of on a computer screen.

Local teen uses 3-D printing to design the 2015 Indie Film Fest award Even though Ethan Robison isn’t old enough to drive a car yet, the talented juggler, artist, computer graphics designer, photographer and winner of last year’s Indie Film Festival Young Filmmaker of the Year award is using his advanced computing skills to design this year’s Indie Film Festival award with ultra high-tech 3-D printing. Once printed, each statue is individu-

ally finished and painted. The statues will be unveiled at 6 p.m. Saturday during the ESIFF Indie Awards Show. Each year, a local artist creates a one-of-a-kind Indie Statue for the Gold winners. This year’s festival kicks off at 5 p.m. Wednesday, April 22 in Eureka Springs with an opening reception at FRESH Bistro. Film screenings begin 7 p.m. Wednesday evening at the Aud and will

Ethan Robison’s 3-D printer creates his first prototype of the award.

continue through Saturday. The festival wraps up with Saturday’s awards show, followed by an after party at K.J.’s Caribe Cantina and Bar. More than 80 films were submitted to the festival, with 46 films chosen as final selections for screenings and potential awards. Films range from three-minute shorts to full-length features covering multiple genres. The ESIFF is focusing

This year’s Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest award crafted by Ethan Robison using 3-D printing.

on women in film, young filmmakers, films made in Arkansas, and films made on mobile devices. Tickets for the festival are now available from the website at www.esfilmfest. org or by calling 479-363-8185. A full access pass to all screenings, parties, workshops and award show is $30. Individual select day passes are available for $15.

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Thursday, April 23 at 1:00pm Kindergarten ready children for the 2015-2016 school year Please call ahead and let us know you’re coming.

The Academy of Excellence offers PreK 3 year old through 8th grade. Part time and full time preK. Half day kindergarten with full day care available. A Berryville bus, Degreed teachers and uses the Abeka curriculum.

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Ozark Mountain UFO Conference

Photos by David Bell

UFO investigator Robert Emenegger and his wife Margaret pose for their close-up outside of the Best Western Inn of the Ozarks convention center during last week- Stained glass artist Elvin Wells, from Broken Arrow, Okla., poses with his work. Wife Pat, shown behind him, helped out at his booth during the conference. end’s Ozark Mountain UFO conference.

Betsy Soltysiak poses with Uri Kah, UFO conference mascot.

Bobby Orr, of Hattrick Enterprises, makes props and custom items in his Branson-based business. Orr produces specialty items for a variety of venues, many of Featured speaker Richard Dolan gives his lecture, ‘The A piece of ‘alien’ stained glass by Frank Elder is displayed which were on display during last weekend’s conferReal Power Struggle and the Endgame.’ ence. at the conference.

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‘Tales from the South’

‘Tales from the South’ creator and producer Paula Morell speaks against hate during Saturday’s performance at K.J.’s Caribe Restaurant and Cantina.

LeRoy Gorrell and Cne’ Breaux enjoy cocktails while watching the show.


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‘Tales from the South’ storyteller Randi Romo gives a personal account of prejudice during last Saturday night’s performance.

‘Tales from the South’ merchandise was a hit with performance-goers.

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Rotarians visit museum

Photo by David Bell

This Coca-Cola truck overturned Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 62 in front of the ECHO clinic in Eureka Springs. The driver was not hurt, but the trailer suffered major damage and its contents were a total loss.

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Eureka Springs Rotary Club members stopped by the Eureka Springs Historical Museum, to view the Rotary Club exhibit, which will be featured at the museum until the end of this month. Pictured from left to right: Jim Antonio, Bill Ott, Alan Epley, Tanya Smith, Archie Ryan, Marvin Peterson, Mary Ellen Sheard, Dave Teigen, Ray Johnson, Sandy Maki, John Inglehart, Chuck Olson.

Driver unhurt when truck overturns EUREKA SPRINGS — The driver of a Coca-Cola delivery truck was not injured, but the trailer suffered major damage and its contents were a total loss after the truck overturned Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 62 . According to a press release from Capt. Nick Samac of Eureka Springs Fire and EMS, emergency responders were dispatched about 8:05 a.m. Saturday to the intersection of U.S. 62 and Carroll County Road 302. Once of the scene, responders found that the truck had rolled over onto its passenger side while negotiating the curve near the ECHO Thrift Store and Clinic. The driver, who was outside the truck, was evaluated and found to be uninjured. Fire department personnel utilized floor dry to absorb the oil that had leaked upon the

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roadway. The vehicle’s fuel tanks were intact and no diesel fuel had leaked. The vehicle landed mostly in the ditch line leaving one lane of traffic open. Traffic was rerouted around the Echo Clinic for some time. Fire department personnel remained on scene and assisted with traffic control until 8:49 a.m. The scene was left under control of the Eureka Springs Police Department. ESFD personnel returned to the scene at 2 p.m. to assist with traffic control while the vehicle and trailer were uprighted and removed from the scene. The Arkansas State State Highway and Transportation Department assisted in the cleanup and removal of product with a dump truck and front-end loader. Both lanes of traffic were closed for approximately one hour while traffic was rerouted.

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Calendar of Events Now to May 1: Eureka Springs School Registration Period

Any students who would like to enroll in Eureka Springs schools but are not residents in the Eureka Springs School District boundaries may register by May 1 in the administration building under the school choice law for 2015. Go to the Parent Information Page on the school website or call 479-253-5999 for more information.

Now to April 30: T-Ball and Parent Pitch Baseball Registration Period

The Berryville Parks and Recreation Department is now taking registration for T-Ball and Parent Pitch Baseball for girls and boys ages 3 to 6. To register, bring the completed registration form, a copy of your child’s birth certificate and a $25 fee to the Berryville Community Center by 5 p.m. Thursday, April 30. Registration forms are available at the community center and have been sent home with kindergarten and firstgrade students at Berryville schools.

Now to April 17: Holiday Island Rotary Scholarship Application Period

The Holiday Island Rotary Club is now accepting applications from Eureka Springs High School seniors for scholarships to attend institutions offering post-secondary education. Applications may be obtained at the Eureka Springs High School guidance counselor’s office. The deadline is April 17.

April 16: HAM Radio Meeting

The Little Switzerland Amateur Radio Club will meet at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Rowdy Beaver Restaurant at the physicians building at the Mercy Hospital in Berryville for its evening meeting. Anyone with an interested in amateur radio is welcome.

April 16: Poetluck

Sandra Ostrander will read her work at Poetluck, at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 16, at the Writers’ Colony at 515 Spring St. in Eu-

reka Springs. Bring a dish to share and hear local writers and musicians read their work.

April 16, 23 and 30: Spring 2015 Community Outreach Series

The First Presbyterian Church of Eureka Springs at 209 Spring St. will host its spring 2015 community outreach series. The series begins at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 16, with Joel Atchison presenting “Rx 3: Setting the Vision, Working the Mission.” At 7 p.m. Thursday, April 23, Rachel Cox will present “The Fatherless Generation: Men are the Root,” with Randy Riley presenting “The Nitty Gritty: Mind-sets, Breaking Cycles and Reconstructing Lives” at 7 p.m. Thursday, April 30. For more information, contact Megan Bullock at 479-253-9119 or 479-253-3295.

April 17: Foster Children Awareness

An event will be held to increase awareness of foster children from 2 p.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, April 17, at the Berryville Community Center Soccer Field. The event will feature balloon darts, Go Fish, a three-legged race, a sack race, a bean bag toss, an obstacle course and face painting. Donations, including backpacks, toiletries, blankets, clothes, shoes and stuffed animals, will be accepted. Contact Norma Cassavoy at ncassavoy@ for more information.

April 17-19: What Matters Most

Carol Dickie will host a show of landscape paintings, called What Matters Most, from 10 a.m. to 6 p.m. April 17-19 at the Beaver Lake Office of Century 21 at 324 Mundell Road near Eureka Springs. A reception is scheduled for 4 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, April 18. April 17: Dances of Universal Peace The Unitarian Universalist Church at 17 Elk St. in Eureka Springs will host dances of universal peace 7 p.m. Friday, April 17. Contact Rebecca Babbs at 479-253-8303 or email her at for more information.

April 17: Spaghetti Dinner and Silent Auction

The Holiday Island Elks Lodge at 4 Parkcliff Drive will host a spaghetti dinner and silent auction from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Friday, April 17. For more information, call Joanie at 479-253-5986.

April 18: Pancake Breakfast

The Eureka Springs Rotary Interact Club will host a pancake breakfast at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 18 at the Barn. For more information, call Joanie at 479-253-5986.

April 18: Carole Hilmer Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer Research

The Holiday Island Chamber of Commerce will host the sixth annual Carole Hilmer Run/Walk for Ovarian Cancer Research on Saturday, April 18, at the BARN at 120 Shields Drive in Holiday Island. You can register online at or email For more information, call Joanie at 479-253-5986.

April 18: Paws for a Cause

The first annual Paws for a Cause will take place at 10 a.m. Saturday, April 18, at the Berryville square. Registration begins at 7:45 a.m., with booths opening at 8 a.m. The event is a one-mile dog walk, with all proceeds benefiting the Good Shepherd Humane Society. For more information, contact Tracellen Kelly at 479-981-2886.

April 18: Madison County Kings River Cleanup

The Kings River Watershed Partnership is hosting its annual Madison County Kings River Cleanup at 8 a.m. Saturday, April 18. Participants are asked to meet at the Marble Access off Highway 412. For more information, contact Lin Wellford at 870-4385537 or visit

April 18: Alpena Historical Society Monthly Meeting

The Alpena Historical Society will host its monthly meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday,

April 18 in the Alpena Methodist Church’s community room.

April 18: Stars Talk Wisdom Circle

Heidi Astraia will host a star gazing and wisdom sharing circle at 8:30 p.m. Saturday, April 18, at Fire Om Earth at 268 County Road 3027 in Eureka Springs. Call 479-3637024 for more information.

April 19: Bridge of Peace Syria

The Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 17 Elk St. in Eureka Springs will meet at 11 a.m. Sunday. April 19. Moshe and Hamsa Newmark will discuss efforts by their Fayetteville humanitarian aid organization to provide food, clothing and educational supplies to Syrian and Turkish war refugees. See Calendar, page 21

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Lively Entertainment

By Kristal Kuykendall

THURSDAY, APRIL 16 • Chelsea’s, 10 Mountain, 479-253-6723: Brian Martin, 9:30 • Grande Taverne, 37 N. Main St., 479-2536756: Jerry Yester, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. • Grub & Pub Club 169, 169 E. Van Buren, 479-253-7122 : Boss Karaoke, 8 p.m. • Legends Saloon (Lumberyard), 105 E. Van Buren, 479-253-2500: Starseed, 8 p.m., Ladies Night FRIDAY, APRIL 17 • Balcony Restaurant and Bar, 12 Spring St., 479-253-7837: Hawgscalders, 12 noon; Hawgscalders, 6 p.m. • Cathouse / Pied Piper, 82 Armstrong St., 479-363-9976: Brian Martin, 8 p.m. to midnight • Chelsea’s, 479-253-6723: Earl & Them, 9:30 p.m. • Eureka Live, 35 N. Main, 479-253-7020: DJ & Dancing, 9 p.m. to close • Eureka Springs Ale House, 426 W. Van Buren, 479-363-6039: Elby Playing Piano Music, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m.

• Grande Taverne, 479-253-6756: Arkansas Red, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. • Grub & Pub Club 169, 479-253-7122 : Boss Karaoke, 8 p.m. •Henri’s Just One More, 19 1/2 Spring St., 479-253-5795: Juke Box, 9 p.m. • Legends Saloon (Lumberyard): DJ Karaoke with Kara • New Delhi Cafe, 2 N. Main St., 479-2532525: Dusty Pearls, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den, 45 Spring St., 479363-6444: Tightrope, 9 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Tavern, 417 W. Van Buren, 479-253-8544: Shannon Holt Band, 7:30 p.m. SATURDAY, APRIL 18 • Balcony Restaurant and Bar, 479-2537837: James White, 12 noon; James White, 6 p.m. • Brews, 2 Pine St., 479-244-0878: Steve Jones and Chuck Onofrio, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. • Cathouse / Pied Piper, 479-363-9976: Jeff Fox, 8 p.m. to 12 midnight;


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• Chelsea’s, 479-253-6723: Chucky Waggs, 9:30 p.m. • Eureka Live, 479-253-7020: DJ and Dancing, 9 p.m. • Grande Taverne, 479-253-6756: Jerry Yester, 6:30 p.m. to 9:30 p.m. • Grub & Pub Club 169: Big Dawg Karaoke, 8 p.m. • Henri’s Just One More: Juke Box, 9 p.m. • Legends Saloon (Lumberyard): JAB the Band, 9 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe, 2 N. Main St., 479-2532525: Pete & Dave, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den: Tightrope, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Tightrope, 9 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Tavern: Brenda Meyers Band, 7:30 p.m. to 11 p.m. SUNDAY, APRIL 19 • Balcony Restaurant and Bar, 479-2537837: Jeff Lee, 12 noon • Chelsea’s, 479-253-6723: Sweet Water Gypsies, 7:30 p.m. • Eureka Live: DJ, Dancing and Karaoke, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m.

• Legends Saloon (Lumberyard): Texas Holdem, 7 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe, 479-253-2525: The James White Band, Noon to 4 p.m. • Ozark Mountain Taproom, 479-244-6922: Cards against Humanity/Board Games, Beer specials., 2 p.m. to 9 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den: Tightrope, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Tavern: Game Day with free pool MONDAY, APRIL 20 • Chelsea’s: Springbilly, 9:30 p.m. • Grub & Pub Club 169, 479-253-7122 : Pool Tournament, 7 p.m. TUESDAY, APRIL 21 • Chelsea’s: Open Mic, 9:30 p.m. • Grub & Pub Club 169, 479-253-7122: Jukebox Jam; Dollar Tacos • Legends Saloon (Lumberyard): Pool Tournament, 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY, APRIL 22 • Legends Saloon (Lumberyard): GG Unleashed, 7 p.m.

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Phunkberry kicks off this year’s spring festival season By Kim Smoot This year’s spring festival season kicks off in early May, right here in Eureka Springs, with Deadhead Productions’ newest music and arts festival Phunkberry, which features local and national bands from the funk genre. The festival will be Thursday, May 7 to Sunday, May 10 at The Farm in Eureka Springs. The Farm is one of the newest concert venues in the state and features 360 degrees of unobstructed views of the stage. Yo Mama’s Big Fat Booty Band, Ivan Neville’s Dumpstaphunk, Bernie Worrel

Orchestra and Kung Fu are just some of the bands that will appease the music palate of young hipsters and retired hippies alike. The Farm features an on-site bath house and general store. Deadhead productions has teamed up with Project Shelter to allow participants to pre-purchase camping gear that will be at the venue upon arrival for those who don’t want to bring camping gear with them to the festival. Late-night deejays will spin tracks for festival goers who want to continue the party into the wee hours. Festival activities

include daily yoga, hoop classes, fire safety, and many workshops. Deadhead Productions is also teaming up with Eureka’s Riverview Resort Cabins and Canoes to offer daily shuttles for canoe trips during the festival. In an effort to form a symbiotic relationship with the arts community of Eureka Springs, Phunkberry is partnering with local contemporary artist Ralph Shrine to do hands-on art workshops from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. daily during the festival. Workshop participants can help with creating art installations that will be permanently

displayed at The Farm. In addition to the workshops, there will be visual performances by ReCreation Studios, Violetta Lotus Burlesque, and MoFlow Hoop Troop. Gates open for early arrival at 10 a.m. Wednesday, May 6 and tickets are available at For the stage schedule and artist line-up, see and for directions, visit directions http://phunkberry. com/directions/, or call 479-877-0277 for more information.

May Festival of the Arts kicks off with ArtRageous Parade, more gallery strolls Colorful, quirky, energetic and sometimes surprising, the ArtRageous Parade will kick-off this year’s May Festival of the Arts. The parade will roll down Spring Street beginning at 2 p.m. on Saturday, May 2. Grand Marshal Eleanor Lux will lead the stream of floats, art cars, walkers, dancers, musicians, jugglers and more. Gallery strolls, usually only held the second Saturday evening of each month, are scheduled for every Saturday evening in May. In addition to free refreshments at participating galleries, each gallery stroll will also include special artists’ receptions and shows. One of the month’s most festive and well-attended events is the annual White Street Studio Walk, which takes place from 4 p.m. to 10 p.m. on Friday, May 15. Historic White Street is the working address of a large number of local artists who welcome the public into their homes and studios to tour, view their latest works and purchase directly from the artist. The Made by Me Makers Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 8 p.m. at the Eureka

Springs Music Park on North Main Street. This day of festivities will include artists’ booths, food vending, spoken word performances, and music on the North Main Music Park stage. Both culinary and fine arts will be on display this month during “A Taste of Art.” Eureka Springs’ restaurants will host local artists and their works while tempting the public with their cuisine. Every May, Eureka Springs shines a spotlight on the arts with the monthlong festival that celebrates the visual, performing, and even edible arts. May Festival of the Arts showcases more than 350 working artists that live in the community. Because of the length of the festival and the many venues available, every artist in the city has an opportunity to show. For more information about the Eureka Springs May Festival of the Arts and a full calendar of events, visit http:// File Photo and their Facebook page at https://www. Edward Robison controls the arm movements while his wife, Jana, stands inside puppet creation, inspired by one of Jana’s paintings. Ethan Robison arrives at valoftheArts. Basin Park. Ethan was a kid riding a horse as the horse rode a unicycle – epic.

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Clear Spring School gets new van

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Clear Spring School students and teachers pose in front of the school’s new van Super Dave, which arrived just in time to drive them to meet Gov. Asa Hutchinson in Little Rock next week as part of the school’s travel program. The van was provided by donors in support of the school’s travel and outdoor education programs.

Interact students to hold several spring fundraisers The Eureka Springs High School Rotary Interact Club just raised $354 by selling baked goods on Easter at Hart’s Family Center in Eureka Springs and Sunfest Market in Holiday Island. The group has raised over $1,000 since December and has three more fundraisers to go. Interact members will have a pancake breakfast on April 18, before the Carole Hilmer 5K for ovarian cancer research at The Barn in Holiday Island and all funds will go to the University of Texas M.D. Anderson Cancer Center; a face painting booth at the Holiday Island Jeep Fest on April 25; and an event at the Cornerstone parking lot on May 10. The group has just donated $250 to the American Wheelchair Mission. They plan to donate money to the Shawn Flodman Wheelchair Fund as well. Flodman, a resident of Brighton Ridge, has cerebral palsy and needs a new wheel chair to replace the one he is using, which he bought in 1999.

The Eureka Springs Healthcare Guild at Brighton Ridge has been raising money to help purchase the $15,000 chair. Interact members are also raising $450 to buy shoes that will be distributed through the Eureka Springs Rotary to Carroll County students from funds raised during this year’s Victorian Classic. Finally, Interact is raising some additional money to help with Rotary Youth Exchange. One student, Naomi Floyd who is planning a short-term youth exchange in the summer of 2016, and three others have expressed an interest in long-term youth exchange during the 2016-2017 school year. Rotary Interact is a club for young people ages 12-18 who want to join together to tackle the issues in their community that they care most about. For more information on Rotary Interact, go to exchange-ideas/club-connections/interact-clubs

Turner chosen as new pastor for Penn Memorial First Baptist Church

Acra Turner, former pastor of Rock Springs Baptist Church, took the helm on March 29 as the new pastor for Penn Memorial First Baptist Church in downtown Eureka Springs. “It’s nice to see flowers being planted and a fresh start happening there,” Raven Derge of Norbeta Philbrook Gallery said. Turner accepted the position after former pastor David Schmidt left the congregation to focus on developing a new ministry. Turner has been actively involved in the local community for several years as an entertainer at Pine Mountain Theater, a coach and has assisted in various capacities with the Great Passion Play. Penn Memorial is located at 100 Spring Street. Sunday school is at 10 a.m. and worship at 11 a.m., mid-week prayer service is 6 p.m. Wednesdays, and parking is available in the church parking lot near the bottom of Owen Street and for free at the Carroll County Title on Pine and Spring Streets. There is also a church elevator at the rear of the church for those who need assistance. “We welcome the community to come and worship with us and meet pastor Acra and his wife JoAnne,” Frankie Gill said.

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Pastor Acra Turner holds a sign for Penn Memorial First Baptist Church during this year’s Easter parade.

Good Shepherd Humane Society accepting donations for new pet adoption room Friends of Good Shepherd Humane Society are seeking donations for building materials and lending their time and skills to build a new pet adoption room. The 8’ x 8’ building will provide a much-needed quiet, safe place where potential adopters can meet-and-greet dogs and cats, or bring their own dog to meet animals up for adoption. The room will also give staff a place to conduct temperament testing of incoming dogs, or give a stressed shelter animal a bit of respite while being socialized by volunteers. Kittens too young to be adopted but growing fast will be able to get some much-needed socializing and exercising outside their

cage. GSHS has raised enough money to begin building the room, but is accepting donations for materials from the following list in an effort to keep costs low: • Lumber (2 x 4s and 2 x 6s) • Plywood, tar paper, linoleum, insulation, siding, shingles, and a door (about 30 inches) • Windows (about 2 ft. x 3 ft.) • Wiring, a small air-conditioning unit and and a small space heater Please call Dave at 479-244-7756 or email him at for donation inquiries and to arrange for GSHS to pick-up the items if needed.

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The Natural Way Uridine for cell power and fighting depression


n researching anything new regarding dementias including Jim Fain Alzheimer’s, I came across a little known supplement worthy of consideration. Of course I checked it out on PubMed through the National Library of Medicine. One early clinical trial on people is underway but dozens of scientific studies have been done. The supplement is called uridine. There are two types of uridine available for retail purchase. The one I’m writing about is uridine-5 monophosphate. This is available in 300 mg. capsules in a 60-count bottle. It seems from what I read one- or two capsules daily is what would benefit the most. How does it benefit our lives? Apparently, this food supplement helps power our cells. The energy source inside every cell is called the mitochondria and uridine impacts this in a beneficial way. Many of the studies looked at the effect of prescribed drugs on the squelching of the energy makers, finding that Uridine kicked the furnace back up especially when combined with choline. An indirect source of choline is an inexpensive supplement called lecithin. You can go direct with another inexpensive supplement called phosphatidyl choline or supercharge with phosphatidyl serine which is more costly. From everything I studied, adding a Vitamin B12 melted under the tongue (methyl type is best) works considerably. Anyone that wishes to improve thinking and memory or anyone who is prone to depression is most suited for this regimen. People on heavy drugs for Huntington’s, Alzheimer’s, Parkinson’s, HIV or cancer therapy using 5-fluorouricil likely will strongly benefit as I found published studies on all of these. I had to wonder, that it would benefit those on long term use of statin drugs for reduction of cholesterol, as there is some risk of impact on the brain from this group of drugs. This supplement and combination won’t be a problem with prescribed drugs and has no known drawbacks. Uridine, is difficult to find as it isn’t well-known but can be purchased as a nutritional supplement for under $35. As I’ve written before, adding fish oils, Serraflazyme, niacinamide or coconut oil are all good supplements depending upon need.

Wisecrack Zodiac ARIES: Life’s a bowl of cherries, and you keep getting the stems stuck in your teeth. Remember the key to the universe is learning to carve out the bad bits and dip the rest in chocolate. TAURUS: There are winners and losers, and there are people who know where the board is kept. Forget the game, keep your eye on which player wants to be the race car and who wants the boot. GEMINI: Wednesday brings a surprise, but the good news is you can keep all the succotash you want and you’re a natural at toe modeling. CANCER: Success comes to those who wait, but you could find it sooner if you stop to give it a ride to the mall. Make sure it has enough money for a drink and pizza before you let it out. LEO: There’s no need to chase every rabbit that comes along, especially if they run down a hole and introduce you to some weird emo chick named Alice. Stay above ground and let someone else trip out. VIRGO: A crisis at work means you have the chance to be a hero. Good thing you carry a spare can of coffee in your trunk, because an office of un-caffeinated co-workers is a scary thing. LIBRA: You may think you can walk on water, but don’t jump off the deep end without those arm floaties firmly attached; even if you’re full of hot air, you may still sink straight to the bottom of the pool. SCORPIO: There’s a light at the end of the tunnel, but it’s just someone taking a selfie with the flash on. Go ahead and give them a refresher course on proper selfie technique, it will distract you from being lost in a freaking tunnel. SAGITTARIUS: You have all the right moves, it’s just that the DJ is playing the wrong song. Slip him a few bucks to play your jam,

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Puncture their plans and have fun watching them zoom around the room, cartoon-style. PISCES: The turkeys can only get you down if you let them walk all over you first. Escape those scaly feet by ignoring their texts and hiding out in your treehouse for a while. Answers on page 21

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MARK RADEMACHER ?TH Annual Studio Show and Sale, Sat. May 2nd, 9am-5pm. Call 479-981-0387 for directions. SELL YOUR STUFF Eureka West Antiques Weekly Outdoor Trade Days Market NOW OPENVendor Space Available. For more info, call Lee 479-253-4284 or 405-314-8607 THE EUREKA SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET has started its regular season. Come on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7a.m. to noon at Pine Mountain Village. Join us for organic beef, artisan breads, jellies, crafts, and lots of fresh vegetables! See ya there. Visit us at


Pets PET AND HOME SITTER Keep your home safe and your pets happy. Emily Nelson 479-244-7253 Experienced, Mature, Reliable, References.

Help Wanted EMPLOYMENT OPPORTUNITY AT Mud St. Cafe. Experienced Kitchen Help. Apply in person. EXPERIENCED SALES PERSON for full or parttime at ladies clothing store with accessories. Must have friendly personality and be able to work weekends. Apply at Emerald Forest Clothing, 31 Spring St. FRONT DESK/CUSTOMER SERVICE Representative Needed. Experience Preferred. Part-time with potential for full-time schedule. Apply in person @ Land O Nod Inn, Corner of Hwy 23S and US62 HOLIDAY ISLAND COUNTRY CLUB Part-time Cook. Golf benefits included. Apply in person. #1 Country Club Drive. 479-253-9511


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ARE YOU LOOKING TO SUPPLEMENT YOUR INCOME We are currently accepting applications for Personal Care Assistants to work with our In-Home clients in Carroll County. We are looking for individuals with good work ethics and a caring attitude. We will provide training for untrained applicants otherwise eligible for employment. We have flexible hours available up to 28 hours per week, paid holidays, incentive bonuses, and offer retirement benefits. Subject to pre-employment background screen and drug test. Apply on-line at: EEO Employer/AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled KEELS CREEK WINERY AND ART GALLERY is hiring part-time/seasonal sales/taste room people. Must be 21 or over and able to lift at least 25 pounds. Knowledge of wines a plus. Weekdays and Weekends 11-6. Apply 3185 E. Van Buren 479-253-9463 NOW HIRING ALL Positions: bartenders, servers, cooks and prep cooks. Please apply in person at 2039C E. Van Buren or at

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NOW HIRING EXPERIENCED Cook and servers for fast paced restaurant with a fun atmosphere. Serious applicants only, please. No tweekers or twerkers. Apply in person at New Delhi Cafe, 2 N. Main St., Eureka Springs

MIKE'S GUIDE SERVICE On Beaver Tail Waters. Fly Fishing w/ Waders. Beginner or Experienced. (Same Rate/Kayak, Canoe, or on Foot) Call for availability and reasonable rates! (443) 995-5700 or toll free (877) 296-4600

NOW HIRING FULL-TIME/PART-TIME Reliable, friendly, with basic computer skills. Retail experience required, will train. Apply in person, Rocky Mountain Chocolate Factory, 5 Spring St.

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

NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS For Snack Bar Clerk, Part-time Office Clerk, Dishwasher/Prepcook, and Part-time Waitstaff. Please apply in person at ESNA Railway Depot.

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

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

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

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Land for Sale FIVE ACRE PARCELS Beautiful views, close to Eureka Springs. Prices starting at $23,500 per 5 acre parcel. Restrictions. 870-423-8107

Real Estate for Sale 36'X60' RED IRON BUILDING. Insulated, 2 roll-up doors, CH/A, office w/bath, water/septic system. On 8 acres(MOL) with views. 2 miles to E.S. $89,000. 870-423-8107 EUREKA HISTORIC DISTRICT Cottage for Sale, 35 Benton Street, Fixer-Upper. Great location for B&B or Vacation Home. Make Offer (Minimum $23,500). Offers End 4/20/15-Highest Accepted. (501) 277-9335

Services Offered AFFORDABLE TREE SERVICE. Trimming and Removals. Good clean-up. 25 years experience. Free estimates. Licensed and Insured. Call 479-981-0181. ANDY STEWART/OZARK PAINT COMPANY: Specializing in interior painting. Also exterior, decks and pressure washing services available. Call 479-253-3764. DAVIS HEAT&AIR. Proudly serving Carroll County for 10 years. Servicing all makes and models. Licensed and Insured. Carrying AmericanStandard. 870-423-8776

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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 EUREKA SPRINGS DUET MASSAGE. ''A relaxing couples experience.'' We come to you. Deep tissue, Swedish, Medical/Clinical. 17 years combined experience. Call/text 479-544-4942 or 727-366-3807. 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 Q&R OUTDOOR SERVICES Hauling, 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.'' THE CLEAN TEAM Housecleaning and Janitorial. Bonded and reliable. Many references. Free estimates. 20 years experience. Call 417-655-0694 or 417-597-5171. YARD CLEAN-UP, MOWING, Tree Removal. Call Brian 479-244-0610

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For Rent

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1BR/1BA APARTMENT in Historic District, with balcony and off street parking. $575/mo 1st/last/deposit. Includes water, gas and wi-fi. Sorry, no dogs or smoking. Owner occupied building. 479-244-9155

DOWNTOWN COMMERCIAL: 814 sq.ft., private bath, outside deck; 1125 sq.ft., shared bath, 2 large rooms,12' ceilings. Call 479-253-6326.

1BR FURNISHED UNIT W/full kitchen. Extended stays, water and sewer included. 1-2 people. Porch and yard. $115/wk. 6965 Hwy 62, Eureka Springs. 417-561-5360 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. HOLIDAY ISLAND DUPLEX. Furnished 1BR, large yard. All appliances, deck, jacuzzi, fireplace, clean, quiet! No Pets. $450/mo.+deposit. 479-253-1732. HOLIDAY ISLAND TOWNHOUSES Near Lake & Marina. Ample parking, peaceful, quiet & cat-friendly. From $475/mo. References please. (479) 253-4385

RETAIL SPACE FOR LEASE Downtown Eureka 1,000+ sq.ft. Full bath and kitchen providing live-in potential. Water included. First/last/deposit. 479-253-1608

SERENE COUNTRY LIVING 3 miles from town. 1BR/2BA, over 1,600 sqft. Lots of space, beautiful kitchen, amazing views. 3 car garage. All utilities included. $900/mo + $900/deposit. Small pet w/deposit. 870-421-6340

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UNIQUE STUDIO APARTMENT in Eureka Springs. Utilities included. New hardwood floors & paint. Enclosed pet porch/deck. Mountain/forest view, W/D on premises. References required. 479-981-3449

Commercial for Rent COMMERCIAL OR OFFICE SPACE, 3022 E. Van Buren, Suite F, below Amish Collection. For immediate occupancy. Call Rex at 479-981-0081 or Joe at 479-981-0404, 9a.m. to 5p.m. COMMERCIAL SPACE: 1500 SQFT or 3 individual offices, access to conference room, reception/lobby, full bath, kitchen, storage & decks. Great parking, beautifully renovated, handicap accessible-great location near Holiday Island Marina. Negotiable rates & leases, bring ideas. 479-363-6279 serious inquiries.

April 20: Holiday Island Community Church Ladies Fellowship Meeting

April 20 to 24: Fiber Arts and Stained Glass

The Eureka Springs School of the Arts at 15731 US 62 West in Eureka Springs will


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Keep up with the late st & watch for what’s coming up in the Citizen!

SMALL CABIN IN THE COUNTRY Walking trails, quiet. $425/mo + $200/deposit. No pets. No smoking. References 479-244-9210 SPACIOUS 1BR APARTMENTS Remodeled, limited availability in May. Covered front deck and back deck with mountain view, utilities included, pets, blue trolley, references. Call/text 479-244-5440, only 10 am-6pm

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The Holiday Island Community Church Ladies Fellowship will host its April meeting Misc. for Sale at 10 a.m. Monday, April 20 in the fellow5HP WHITE OUTDOOR SHREDDER/CHIPPER ship hall at 188 Stateline Drive in Holiday Island. The speaker will be Bailie Tuttle, a Like New. $350.00 734-624-9006 wellness advocate for DoTERRA Essential Wanted Oils. Refreshments will be served and all are welcome. For more information, call Roxie WONDERLAND ANTIQUES BUYS/SELLS antiques, primitives, unique vintage items. Breaux at 337-513-6900

HOLIDAY ISLAND VERY Nice 2BR/1BA condo in quiet 4 plex with wooded views. Spacious unit with FP, W/D in unit. $570 includes water/trash. Available 4/1. See details at Call or text 479-981-0758, 763-244-7707 SERENE COUNTRY LIVING 3 miles from town. Roomy 1BR apartment, sunroom, private porch. W/D available. All utilities except electric included. $500/mo + $500/deposit. Small pet w/deposit. 870-421-6340



only, homeless only and human beings” are headed to the Lincoln Memorial this Saturday to spread the message. ‘Tales’ will be set up with a table and recording equipment alongside Cox’s installation so visitors can record stories of discrimination. “It’s important to put a face on discrimination and hear the real-life stories,” Sandy Martin said. “Even though they went through some horrible experiences, all of the presenters in the show stand for love

Pet of the Week Pepi, a medium-sized, medium-haired, 2-year-old black-and-white tuxedo cat is this week’s Pet of the Week. She likes dogs, is very affectionate and loves to be petted and held. Pepi’s diet consists of baby food. She’s a wonderful, lovable little girl who needs a real home. She’s had her shots and is spayed, and can be adopted for half the usual adoption fee at the Good Shepherd Humane Society, located on Highway 62 east of Eureka Springs. The shelter is open every day but Wednesdays. Call 479-253-9188 for more information. Shelter newcomers include pit bull, Shepherd, Labrador and boxer mix puppies. During April, all adult cats and dogs who are black or mostly black can be adopted for an adoption fee set by the adopter.


host Fiber Arts: Wet Felting and a stained glass workshop Monday, April 20, through Friday, April 24. The stained glass workshop will take place from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. each day. To sign up, visit or call 479253-5384.

April 22 through 25: Eureka Springs Indie Film Festival

The 2015 Eureka Springs Indie Film Fest will be held April 22 through 25. Opening reception will be from 5 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. Wednesday, April 22, at FRESH, with screenings beginning at 7 p.m. at the Aud and continuing all day Friday and all day Saturday until 4:30 p.m. The Indie Award Show will begin at 6 p.m. Saturday, April 25. Caribe will host the official Indie After Party at 9 p.m. Contact Sandy Martin at 479244-6636 or for more information. and equality, and don’t harbor any hate. They are working for change and understanding. With a standing-room only crowd, I think they accomplished that.”

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her on the phone, I almost dropped the receiver,” Shirley said. “We could have cleaned out a Hallmark store with all the cards we sent to each other,” Bonnie said. “Forever My Darling,” the first in a series of three novels, parallels Bonnie and Shirley’s relationship as it ventures into the realm of lesbian erotica and delves into the details of Morley and Covington’s sexual relationship and intimate love. “Bonnie would be writing and call me into the other room and ask me if I wanted to try out the scene,” Shirley said with a giggle. “We test drove all of the sex scenes in the book except the one in the limo,” she said as she lifted the screen on her laptop. On faith and Ordinance 2223

Bonnie pauses and puts her head down as she talks about the Methodist Reconciling Group being barred from the Celebrate Jesus Parade during Diversity Weekend. Her eyes reflect wisdom and strength gained over the lifespan of 72 years, 20 of which she has been openly gay. “You won’t find too many gays going to church because of hatred they feel,” she said. “People have it in their minds a gay person can’t be a Christian and that’s wrong. My walk with Christ has nothing to do with my sexuality. I don’t feel hate in this town. That’s why we moved here, because everyone treats everyone the same. But … that Jesus parade …” In keeping with her book’s characters, she said she raised her kids not to judge people. “All are equal made by God,” she said. Bonnie, a self-described peacemaker,

said one solution for Eureka is a meeting between both sides. “There needs to be a coming together of both sides, like a meeting to talk it through calmly so they can understand each other better. When we had the candlelight vigil at the domestic partnership registry, I was wearing my ministerial shirt and was ready for them to confront me. I’ve been the peacemaker in my life so it’s natural to work to keep the peace.” But, she said, misunderstanding comes from both sides. “I’ll have to admit that some lesbians and gays have it in their head that no matter what they do, people will think they are doing wrong and judge or hate them for it. It’s probably because some had rougher times than others because they came up in a different time when it was harder,” she said. Bonnie and Shirley recount the time when they lived just a block from the

KKK in Siloam Springs. “They pretty much left us alone but some people said ugly things when they saw us holding hands. We just ignored it. To us, it was natural to show affection. We never thought twice about it,” Shirley said as she opened the front door of the small apartment where they have lived for several years to let in a friend. Bonnie jumped up and grabbed a copy of her book and handed it to the friend. “It was number one on the self-published list for lesbian romance,” she said. “I’m already working on the second one.” Bonnie is in the middle of penning volume two of the series, “My One True Love,” which delves into the birth of Covington and Morley’s child. Volume three will soon follow. “Forever My Darling” is available on Amazon Kindle and in paperback through

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Volunteers Bob Jones and Orville Murphy have retired from the Eureka Springs Fire and EMS department.

Volunteers retire from Eureka Springs Fire & EMS Eureka Springs Fire & EMS has announced the retirement of volunteers Orville Murphy and Bob Jones. Both firefighters are from the Buck Mountain area. At the April fire meeting the duo were presented with their fire helmets complete with decorative plaques. Murphy, a firefighter since 2003, has long carried the nickname of “the Buck Mountain Fire Chief.” Murphy has spent many hours watching over the Buck Mountain fire station and responding with his favorite fire truck, a


Ronald Thomas Taylor, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Feb. 20, 1951 in Littlefield, Texas, a son of Walter Thomas and Evelyn (Carson) Taylor. He departed this life on Sunday, April 12, 2015 in Fayetteville at the age of 64 years. He is survived by four children, Aaron Taylor of Eureka Springs; Jeremiah Taylor of Claremore, Okla.; Shelby and husband Santiago Martinez of Henderson, Texas; and Bethany Taylor of Henderson, Texas; brother, Gary Taylor of Dallas,

2,500-gallon water tanker. He is retiring in order to enjoy more time at home. Jones had a previous career as a paid firefighter. Upon retiring to southwest Carroll County he was talked into putting on the fire gear once again. Even after his ability to actively fight fire declined, Jones stayed involved in a support capacity. He plans to hang his fire helmet up alongside his other firefighting souvenirs. Jones served with Eureka Springs Fire & EMS from 2001 to 2015.

Ronald Thomas Taylor

Feb. 20, 1951 – April 12, 2015 Texas; sister, Shirley Taylor of Dallas, Texas; mother, Evelyn Taylor of Dallas, Texas; and a host of other family, friends, and loved ones. Ronald was preceded in death by his father, Walter Taylor. Memorial service will be held at a later date. Interment will be in the Eureka Springs Cemetery under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at


Carol Jean (Mohney) White Nov. 15, 1947 – April 9, 2015

Carol Jean (Mohney) White, of Eureka Springs, departed this phase of her journey April 9, 2015 to the sound of birds singing, whispering pines, and distant thunder. Carol was born on Nov. 15, 1947 in Wichita, Kan., to Eugene and Joyce Nichols Mohney. She was devoted to her family, friends, felines and flowers with a never-ending passion for all of these. She was an avid reader, a superb cook, skilled seamstress, accomplished gardener, a dabbler in the arts, an adventurous soul with a kind and helpful heart. She possessed a wicked sense of humor, a joy for living, and a knowing twinkle in her eye. She was preceded in death by her father Eugene and son James. She was survived by James, husband of nearly 49 years; son Kevin and his wife Dena Sunday-White; and grandson Dylan Sunday all of Eureka Springs; grandson Ambrose and his wife Denise Sunday; and great-grandson Elijah Sunday of Tulsa,

Okla. A fast friend, a loving companion, a lovely and gracious person, she will be dearly missed by all who knew her. Memorials in Carol’s name should be given to the Circle of Life Hospice, Springdale, Ark., The American Cancer Society, or your local Humane Society or animal rescue organization. A celebration of her life will be held in the near term with final interment at the Fayetteville National Cemetery in Fayetteville, Ark. Take the Bite Out of the Dog Days.




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