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Yarn Bomb event brings color to town Photos on Page 8

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Congratulations 2018 Graduates

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May 7 11:18 a.m. — A caller reported a female dumping property at her business. Officers met with both parties, determined it was a civil matter and warned the female not to return to the business. 11:33 a.m. — A property owner requested assistance with two subjects squatting in an unoccupied apartment. A female subject was arrested on an outstanding warrant and criminal trespass, and a male subject was warned for trespassing. 4:44 p.m. — A male subject was arrested on an outstanding warrant. 11:27 p.m. — A male subject was arrested on three counts of possession of a controlled substance, two counts of possession of drug paraphernalia, public intoxication and open container. May 8 11:06 a.m. — An officer reviewed a video of theft, located a vehicle with the stolen property inside and returned the property to its owner. 1:32 p.m. — An officer advised an individual not to return to an area, and the property was put on extra patrol. 2:14 p.m. — A caller reported a male subject passed out in public, and an officer spoke with the subject. The subject said he was dizzy and not feeling well and was transported to the hospital for care. 6:45 p.m. — An officer spoke with both parties involved in a child exchange. 8:26 p.m. — An officer checked a reported suspicious vehicle, and all was well. 9:07 p.m. — Officers responded to a report of a bar fight, but all the parties involved were gone on arrival. May 9 4:33 a.m. — An officer checked for a possible trespasser. 11:22 a.m. — A caller advised of a dog locked in a car for more than an hour, saying the dog was aggressive toward pedestrians walking by. An officer responded and found the vehicle gone on arrival. 12:20 p.m. — A caller reported a private property accident. 5:11 p.m. — An officer filed a report on a minor accident. 5:28 p.m. — A caller reported a dog locked in a black van. An officer responded and found the dog had water and the van was

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in the shade with the windows down. The dog’s owner said he was coming by periodically to check on the dog. 8:17 p.m. — A caller reported a tractor-trailer holding up traffic on West Van Buren. An officer responded and found the driver was just looking for a place to turn around. 10:48 p.m. — A male subject was arrested on two outstanding warrants. May 10 12:48 a.m. — A caller advised those at a local residence to quiet down. 1:33 a.m. — An officer advised an individual who was yelling and screaming to keep it down. 7:00 a.m. — An officer transported a female subject from Madison County Jail to Carroll County Jail. 10:31 a.m. — An officer helped with a delivery truck that was blocking trolleys from accessing the depot. 10:53 a.m. — An officer responded to a report of a minor traffic accident. 11:17 a.m. — A female subject was booked on an outstanding warrant. 2:32 p.m. — A male subject was arrested for possession of a controlled substance and possession of drug paraphernalia. 6:29 p.m. — An officer spoke with all the parties involved in reported harassment and took their information. 11:10 p.m. — An officer transported a subject from Springdale to Carroll County. May 11 7:58 a.m. — An officer cited an individual for possession of drug paraphernalia and wanted them about city ordinances. 8:23 a.m. — An officer filed a report on a missing driver’s license. 9:46 a.m. — A caller reported her landlord trying to enter her apartment. Officers responded, spoke with both parties and referred them to a civil process to resolve the issue. 9:55 a.m. — An officer responded to a report of a one-vehicle accident. 10:36 a.m. — An officer filed a report on theft. 1:07 p.m. — An officer took a wanted person into custody. 3:12 p.m. — A caller reported a female subject asleep in her car, but she was gone See Dispatch, page 10

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Council agrees to create Sustainability Committee By Samantha Jones

The Eureka Springs City Council isn’t getting rid of plastic bags just yet. On Monday night, the council heard from citizens concerned about the council’s vote on April 23 to create a proposed ordinance banning plastic bags in the city. Several business owners said it would cost them more to use paper bags, and even that alternative isn’t ideal for the environment. Alderman David Mitchell, who proposed the ordinance, said he meant to have a discussion about how the city handles plastic bags. The council had “some free flowing ideas,” Mitchell said, that caused him to propose the ordinance. “We really weren’t putting out that we were rushing into an ordinance,” Mitchell said. “What I thought we were doing was having a discussion about the topic and introducing the subject to the community. It seems to have taken on a life of its own.” Mitchell suggested establishing a committee to look into the issue, and alderwoman Mickey Schneider said she found Mitchell’s tone “highly ironic” after he proposed the ordinance without community input. “Not one single time did you even consider letting the people of this town have input, even though I spent 20 minutes …” Schneider said. Mayor Butch Berry interrupted Schneider, telling her to stick to the topic. “Point of order. Point of order,” Mitchell said. “Point of order.” “Both of you quit,” Berry said. “Both of you.” “Point of order,” Mitchell said. “Stick to the topic, please,” Berry said. Schneider said she would and described some of the problems concerning plastic bags. If the council bans plastic bags, Schneider asked, would that include the plastic trash bags distributed by the city? Schneider said the council needs to have many workshops before coming to a decision on the matter. Alderwoman Melissa Greene said she didn’t interpret Mitchell’s motion as an immediate ban on plastic bags.

“I in no way thought this was a done deal,” Greene said. “It was more like we’re going to discuss it.” Alderman Bob Thomas asked city clerk Ann Armstrong to read Mitchell’s motion, and she said the motion was “to explore that [the council] draft an ordinance regarding the use of plastic bags within the city of Eureka Springs and their elimination.” Thomas said he appreciated the clarification. “I don’t think it’s appropriate for us at one meeting to make a motion to write an ordinance and pass that motion, and at the next meeting saying there’s no mention of an ordinance,” Thomas said. “That confuses the community and it confuses me.” Berry recalled a recent visit to Branson, where he met the city’s environmental director. He learned Branson has a Sustainability Committee, Berry said, broken into smaller committees addressing specific issues. “What I was hoping to do was establish a sustainability committee with some key people, including department heads,” Berry said. Mitchell said he liked that idea but wanted to address his motion . “The motion was to explore,” Mitchell said. “I think a lot of people forgot the word ‘explore,’ because there’s a lot of meaning to that.” Mitchell moved to establish the Sustainability Committee, and the council agreed to do so. Also at the meeting, the council heard from planning commission chairwoman Ann Tandy-Sallee about two new proposed changes to the city code. Tandy-Sallee said the planning commission submitted a list of proposed changes to the council earlier this year and wanted to add two more. Those proposed changes include placing a sign notifying neighbors of new construction once it has been approved. Alderman Terry McClung said he wasn’t sure about that, saying he’s afraid some citizens might believe the sign gives them more power than it does. “If a person has made an application and it’s all within the definition of the ordinance on a commercial building and somebody

speaks out against it, does that mean you can deny it?” McClung asked. Tandy-Sallee said that’s not the intent of the proposed change. “It’s just the intent of letting the public know what’s going on,” Tandy-Sallee said. “I think people have a right to know.” Greene said the proposed change is simply a courtesy to neighbors. “If someone wants to build something commercial and it’s in our codes, they can do it,” Greene said. “It’s just a sign that’s going to be a notification that a project has started.” Greene suggested that council accept the planning commission’s proposed code changes, and city attorney Tim Weaver said he hasn’t seen a final copy yet. Greene moved to get the final draft to Weaver for review by the council’s next meeting and amended her motion asking Weaver to put the proposed changes in an ordinance. The council voted on the amendment and the amended motion, unanimously agreeing to both. The council moved on to hear from Weaver about the parks commission’s partnership with the Eureka Springs Community Center’s new greenhouse program. Weaver said he spoke with a representative from the Arkansas Municipal League and found it’s perfectly legal for the parks commission to pursue the partnership. Mitchell said that’s not why Weaver was asked to check on the issue, recalling a motion he made Jan. 8 for the council to suspend all engagement with the community center until the council has the community center foundation’s articles of incorporation, lease with the school district and financial records. Mitchell said that motion applied to all city entities, saying Weaver agreed to that earlier in the year. Weaver said the council agreed to allow the parks commission to continue discussing the partnership with the community center. This decision waived Mitchell’s original motion, Weaver said. “That’s not what we did. It was never implied that the motion was being in any way redone,” Mitchell said. “I think you’re

taking a discussion or a political view and stretching it way too far.” “What’s the problem with letting parks go ahead and do something that’s good for the community?” Schneider asked. “Why can’t we just leave them alone to do their job?” McClung moved to override Mitchell’s motion to suspend engagement with the community center, and Thomas said he can’t support that because parks commission chairman Bill Featherstone serves on the community center foundation’s board of directors. “Mr. Featherstone is a volunteer on both those entities, and I think it’s very important to appreciate that,” McClung said. “He has nothing to gain here financially. The only thing he’s looking at is what he thinks is in the best interest of the city.” Mitchell said his motion wasn’t about the integrity of anyone on the community center foundation. Rather, Mitchell said, he’s concerned about city resources being used to help a non-profit. When parks director Justin Huss came on, Mitchell said, Huss applied for two grants from the state tourism department for the exercise trail around the community center. Both applications failed, Mitchell said. “I don’t know why Justin decided to do that on his own. I don’t think he did. I think he got direction somewhere,” Mitchell said. Berry interrupted Mitchell, and Mitchell said he wasn’t finished speaking. “Just keep it on track,” Berry said. “I am, and you’re just trying to distort again and get me off track,” Mitchell said. “The city parks employees are paid by the city. To be using them in a capacity to support a 501(c)3 private entity, despite all the wonderful things it could do for the community and all the great people, is wrong.” McClung’s motion failed 4-2, with Thomas, Mitchell and Greene voting against it and Schneider and McClung voting for it. The council’s next regular meeting is scheduled for 3 p.m. Tuesday, May 29, at The Auditorium.

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CAPC approves marketing support request for Halloween City By Samantha Jones

The Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission is already looking forward to Halloween. On Wednesday, May 9, the commission heard from director Mike Maloney about an $8,000 marketing support fund request for Halloween City. Maloney said the idea behind Halloween City is to market the city’s events in October. “There’s a lot of different events that would be encompassed with this,” Maloney said. “Really, the whole fabric of Eureka Springs is turning into a destination with a lot of Halloween-type events. It crosses all demographics.” The commission couldn’t spend $8,000 on the request, Maloney said, because there’s only around $7,000 left for the year. He proposed giving the event $4,000, saying its organizers are ecstatic about that amount. The commission voted, unanimously agreeing to spend $4,000 promoting Halloween City. Commissioner Terry McClung said he’s excited about it. “This has some of the makings of May Festival of the Arts,” McClung said. “It’s got a good parade, very well attended. It’s just got a lot going for it, so it’s a good deal.” Also at the meeting, Maloney addressed some changes to the way the commission handles marketing support

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fund requests. Marketing support funds will only be awarded three times a year, Maloney said, and applications must be submitted 120 days before the event. The approvals will take place at the commission’s regular meetings in February, April and August, Maloney said. McClung said he’d like to reconsider the 120-day requirement, saying that shouldn’t necessarily apply to new events. “If somebody comes up with an aha moment and says, ‘We need to try this,’ then we can base it on that,” McClung said. “But if it has a history, if it’s been done one or more times previously … it must be prior to 120 days, or they’re out.” Commissioner Bobbie Foster asked why the commission will approve requests only three times a year, and Maloney said there are several reason for that. The commission receives many requests throughout the year, Maloney said, with each meeting including some kind of request each month. Under the new rules, he said, the commission would discuss requests at one meeting and approve them at the next. “Only six meetings a month would be tied up with marketing support funding,” Maloney said. Commissioner David Mitchell said he likes the plan. “I think it causes people applying to

be a little more efficient and proactive, to put their stuff in and be prepared that the rules are going to be followed,” Mitchell said. Maloney said he plans to be completely transparent with the community about the changes. “We will notify everyone who has applied for marketing support fund requests to let them know the new procedure,” Maloney said. Finance director Rick Bright presented the financial report, saying the cash balance as of April 30 was $448,368.17. He listed tax collections remitted in April, from March collections. He said restaurants brought in $62,870, up $6,043 (10.6 percent). Total lodging collections were $54,878, up $3,419 (6.6 percent). These lodging collections include: $12,830 for hotels, up $622 (5.1 percent); $23,723 for motels, up $601 (2.6 percent); $4,497 for B&Bs, up $261 (6.2 percent); and $13,828 for cabins and cottages, up $1,935 (16.3 percent). Bright said the year-to-date lodging collections compared with 2017 are down $2,591 (1.9 percent) and the yearto-date restaurant collections compared with 2017 are up $10,558 (6.6 percent). The year-to-date total collections, he said, are up $7,974 (6.6 percent). The commission’s next regular meeting is scheduled for 6 p.m. Wednesday, June 13, at The Auditorium.

Third Saturday Music announced for May

Johnathan Byrd and the Pickup Cowboys, known as musical gunslingers, vaudevillian hucksters, and old-fashioned tent revivalists, will be heating up Basin Spring Park for May’s 3rd Saturday Music in the Park series on May 19.   Between heartbreaking ballads and

heart-lifting sing-alongs, the Cowboys entertain will get the audience involved in the show that begins at 5 p.m. and lasts until 7 p.m.   Third Saturday Music in the Park is brought to you by the Eureka Springs CAPC and runs April through October. 

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Farm Family of the Year Flowers family continues legacy of caring for animals By Samantha Jones

Kevan Flowers has never known life without farming, and it certainly shows. Flowers and his family were recently named Carroll County’s 2018 Farm Family of Year. Flowers said he’s honored to see his family’s hard work recognized in such a major way. “It’s an honor … that would be the main word to describe it,” Kevan said. “It’s an honor.” He shares the honor with wife Lynn, daughter Shelia and 11-year-old granddaughter Mandy. Shelia and Mandy live in North Dakota, but Mandy returns to the 825acre family farm in Oak Grove every summer to help take care of the chickens and cattle. Altogether, Kevan said, the family takes care of six herds of cattle and countless chickens. “We run about 125 yearlings a year with four chicken houses,” Kevan said. “Just cattle and chickens are our business.” Born in Harrison, Kevan said he’s been farming since he was a toddler. He worked at Tyson Foods as a construction manager for a few years, followed by a stint at AQI Electric in Berryville. That was when he decided to strike out on his own, Kevan said. “I’ve farmed all my life,” Kevan said. “So I started my own chicken business and went to work as a contract grower for Tyson.” For Lynn, working on a farm wasn’t really in the plans. She remembered growing up near the city, saying that all changed when she met Kevan. They’ve been together for around 18 years, Kevan said, and married for five. “Anything and everything I do with him is awesome,” Lynn said. She loves working with the animals, Lynn said, and seeing how much Kevan cares for them. Lynn remembered how Kevan rolls out hay for the cattle when it’s cold outside, saying the animals love it. “I say, ‘He’s putting the blanket out for you!’ and they go and lay on it,” Lynn said. “When they lay down on it, it means they’ve got their bellies full,” Kevan

laughed. It’s easy to develop relationships with the cattle … maybe too easy, if you ask Kevan. “When you’ve raised them from a calf, you become more attached to them than you really should be in a business,” Kevan said. “You do form relationships with the cattle.” Mandy said she’s drawn to the chickens. She once loved a chicken so much, Mandy said, that she painted its nails. “It was so I’d always remember it, because I loved that one chicken,” Mandy said. “I love being with the animals and being able to bottle feed some of them.” Kevan said he’s dedicated to treating all the animals well. That’s more important than anything else, Kevan said. “You have to have animal welfare awareness. We try to be good with the environment,” Kevan said. “The animals are our business, so that’s what we’re going to protect.” Another part of farming he enjoys, Kevan said, is being his own boss. Lynn said she enjoys that part, too. “We like to go to the racetracks. Instead of having to ask your boss to go somewhere, you just do it,” Lynn said. “That’s the freedom of the farm itself.” The reason he’s so dedicated to farming, Kevan said, is his father’s commitment to caring for animals. Kevan remembered buying his first three cows when he was 15, saying his dad encouraged him through it. “I just started that and I’ve had cattle since I was 15,” Kevan said. “I’ve lived about two miles from the farm my whole life, except about seven years when I lived in Green Forest.” Part of his farm was homesteaded long ago by his ancestors, Kevan said, and he’s determined to keep that land in the family. “That’s one of my father’s wishes, that it stayed in the family,” Kevan said. “There’s been a lot of trials and tribulations between the Depression and everything else for it to stay in the family.” He continued, “This is not something I just started from scratch. Had it not been for my father being there to help me through, we

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The Flowers Family — from left to right, Shelia, Mandy, Kevan and Lynn — is the 2018 Carroll County Farm Family of the Year.

wouldn’t be where we are today.” His father passed away a few years ago, and Kevan said he’d be proud to see the farm’s success. That’s something everyone in the family can agree with. “He would be glowing from within big time,” Lynn said. “He’d be tickled pink.” “Proud,” Shelia said. “Honored,” Mandy said. Kevan said he didn’t expect to be named Farm Family of the Year. “We don’t do anything more than a lot of people in this county do,” Kevan said. “A lot of people probably do more than we do, but we’re honored to represent the county this year.” Olivia Foster-Curry, the Carroll County agriculture extension agent, said she’s excited to honor local families each year. “We just have so many amazing produc-

ers in our county. It’s nice we get to recognize the cream of the crop,” Foster-Curry said. Kevan and his family work hard, she said. “They’re being modest right now. It’s a lot of work to run a farm, and there’s a lot of time invested,” Foster-Curry said. “When you’re a farmer, you’ve got a lot of times where you don’t get to do the fun things you want to do, because you’ve got to come home and take care of the animals.” With summer getting closer, Kevan said he’s excited to work with Mandy on the farm. “She’ll help us move equipment, and before too many years, she’ll learn how to rake hay,” Kevan laughed. That’s fine with Mandy. “I love it,” she said. “I just love working on the farm with my family.”

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Leader in Me program encourages problem-solving By Samantha Jones

With the help of the Leader in Me program, students at Eureka Springs Elementary School are learning all about what it means to work as a team. Fourth-grade students Yaretsi, Kameron, Madeline and Anastasia gave the Citizen an exclusive tour of their school last week, highlighting the different parts of the program. The program allows students to step up and become independent, Yaretsi said, and each student has something special to work on, like putting the flag up in the morning or organizing the lost and found rack. Kameron introduced the Kindness Board, where students are recognized for various acts of kindness throughout the year. The students are awarded a certificate, Kameron said, and their photo is placed on the board. He remembered when he was featured on the board, saying he helped fellow students with their homework.

“Me and my friend Corbin, we love math,” Kameron said. “We try to help people when they need it.” Kameron moved on to the Mission Statement Board, a place where teachers and staff place uplifting mission statements for the students. His favorite, Kameron said, is from art teacher Shannon Haney. “My mission in life is not merely to survive, but to thrive,” Kameron read, “and to do so with some passion, some compassion, some humor and some style.” For Yaretsi, the board is a way to spread hope. “If someone is walking by and they need something to inspire them, they can just look at the board and find the quote that fits their needs and they stick with that quote as long as they need,” Yaretsi said. “It inspires them, and it can also inspire you.” In the other hallway, Yaretsi pointed out the Kindness Board. That board allows students to write their own messages of hope for other students to take on difficult days,



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Yaretsi said. She said the students can even take one of the messages and give it to another student if that student is having a hard day. Anastasia remembered a note she left on the board, saying it has already been taken by another student. “It said, ‘You are bright for multiple reasons, bright as in smart and bright as in a happy person,’ ” Anastasia said. “My favorite is this one,” Yaretsi said. “It says, ‘You, yes you, are loved.’ ” Madeline said the board helps students give back to others, even on their worst days. “If they’re upset but no one was there to help out as much as they wished, they can come here and leave something so when someone else has a bad day, it wouldn’t repeat the day they had,” Madeline said. “It would just make them feel better.” Another important component of the program, Madeline said, is the lost and found rack. Madeline said the lost and found used to be located in a large bucket in the cafete-

ria, saying it was difficult to find anything in that bucket. “We decided to hang up the jackets, so it’s more organized,” Kameron said. “They can look at this and say, ‘Hey, that’s my jacket.’ When it was in the big bucket, it was much harder to find.” “We organize it from the smallest jacket we could ever find to these heavy coats,” Yaretsi said. It’s Anastasia’s job to organize the lost and found, and she said she loves it. Overall, Anastasia said, she enjoys how the Leader in Me program brings out the best in everyone. “I like how it changed our school. People used to be arguing in class,” Anastasia said. “We’d have punishments, like if one person was rude then the whole class would have to do laps. Leader in Me changed that.” Yaretsi agreed. “I feel like it makes you a little more independent,” Yaretsi said. “Instead of going See Leader, page 14

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ESES students to perform ‘Lion King, Kids!’ May 21 By Samantha Jones

Eureka Springs Elementary School is ending the year with a roar. The school will host a Leadership Gallery followed by the premiere performance of Lion King, Kids! on Monday, May 21, at the high school auditorium. The Leadership Gallery is scheduled from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m., where students will offer leadership presentations from the Leader in Me program. After that, the show will start. Lion King, Kids! features fourthgrade students, with Madeline Fisher as Pumbaa the warthog, William Linker as Timon, “the meercat who hates everything,” Anastasia Cummings as antagonist Scar, Rolando Herrera as Mufasa and Kameron Agresto as Simba. Erin Manus and Yaretsi Tapia are the hyenas, portraying Banzai and Shenzi. Manus said the students have been working hard on the musical, saying she enjoys learning the songs. There’s a lot to enjoy about the musical, Fisher said. “I like some of the bad puns from the meercat, and I like being one of the fun, happy characters,” Fisher said. Cummings said she’s excited to play the bad guy. “I like developing the character and getting to be someone I’m not in real life,” Cummings said. “I get to be the lion king,” Herrera said. “But I die, because my brother kills me.” “That’s me, Scar,” Cummings said. For Linker, two words sum up his favorite part of the play. “Being sarcastic,” Linker said. Tapia said she’s embracing how it feels to be an actress. “It’s really fun, because you get to play a character and play on different emotions,” Tapia said. “You get to be kind of silly sometimes, and kind of sad other times.”

The teamwork is going well, Fisher said. “It’s fun working with everybody else, because you know they just want to have fun, and you all get to have fun together,” Fisher said. When it comes to the actual performance, there’s no shortage of nerves. Manus said she gets nervous when she forgets a line, and Tapia agreed. “I feel like I’m always nervous even though I know my lines,” Tapia said. The nerves start to wash away, Manus said, during the actual performance. “When you’re dancing, you just let loose and remember the lines and the moves, and that’s all you think about,” Manus said. Cummings said it’s not always easy to sing and dance at the same time. “Sometimes people have to feed me my lines, because I’m so wrapped up in the songs,” Cummings said. Because his character dies early on, Herrera said, he isn’t featured in most of the numbers. “I’m only in one song, but I’m there in spirit,” Herrera said. “We’ll just run through Rolando,” Linker joked. How does Linker feel about learning the musical? “It’s easy, says the sarcastic meercat,” Linker said. Herrera encouraged the community to see the musical. “Come see my performance, because I want to be the king and nobody can rule me, because I’m the king,” Herrera said. “But you die!” Cummings interjected. Fisher said everyone has worked hard on it, saying she hopes to see a lot of people at the performance. “It’s really fun to put a lot of effort into it and show people we’re not just little kids,” Fisher said. “We can do a musical.”

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Yearly fee $50.00

Level 2 - $40.00 Receives a Magnet Level 3 - $60.00 Receives a t-shirt or tote bag. Level 4 - $100.00 Receives a tote bag and t-shirt Level 5 - $500.00 Receives 2 Tickets to Bone Jour Gala Other Donations

Good Shepherd Humane Society will no longer sell any Lifetime membership. 2) List of Nominated Directors to Renew to the board A) Jay Fusaro B) Hallie Roberts C) Peaches Spirit Walker D) Mark Minton E) Jeff Birdsel

F) Terri Parks G) Debi Smith H) Linda Coker I) Andrea Peterson J) Ben Sharum


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Yarn Bomb

Photos by Tavi Ellis

Everyone’s favorite crocheter Gina Gallina yarn-bombed the music park on Main Street Saturday, May 12. ‘We are proud, but most of all so happy it makes people happy,’ she said.

June Easton’s contribution includes every color of the rainbow.

Gina Gallina’s ‘Ants at a Picnic’ has been featured with Vogue Knitting in New York City at the Marriott Marquee in Times Square.

Sandy Martin interviews Gina Gallina, Eureka’s own Queen of Crochet.

Amber Higgins of Fayetteville heard about the yarn bombing project through Instagram and is proud she was invited to participate.

Sophia, Eva and Mia show their appreciation of the Eureka Music Revival provides some upbeat tunes to Pam Greenway helps to beautify the park … oh yeah, and her event through dance, play, music making and of crochet project is lovely, too. keep crocheters’ hands busy. course face paint.

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Book Character Parade


Photos by Tavi Ellis

Eureka Springs Elementary School students channeled their favorite book characters on Friday, May 11.

Second-grade winner Charlie Huntley (left) takes the prize for his Paul McCartney costume.

Fourth-grader Aubrey Huntley has A Bad Case of Stripes.

Kindergarten winners are Dewey Lawrence as the mouse from If You Give a Mouse a Brownie and Ruby McCurry as Rainbow Dash from My Little Pony.

First-grade winners are Wyatt Walker as Alfalfa from The Little Rascals and Delilah Smith as Angelina Ballerina.

Second-grader Violet Millwagon steals hearts as Wesley/The Man in Black from The Princess Bride.

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LOOKING BACK Photo courtesy of Eureka Springs Historical Museum

In honor of the 128th Eureka Springs Alumni Association Banquet that will take place on Saturday, May 26, at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center, today we will showcase the man who started it all — Professor C.S. Barnett. Professor Barnett and wife Adda, along with their four children, came to Eureka Springs in 1889 from Bowling Green Ky., where he attended Ogden College. There was no other man living in Eureka Springs who did so much for education as Professor Barnett. He served 38 years as superintendent of Eureka Springs schools, and taught English and literature. His wife also a primary teacher, and for several years, principal of the grammar school. In accepting the position of superintendent of schools, Professor Barnett set for himself a stupendous undertaking — building a good school system. Many obstacles confronted him. No planning had ever been made for an educational process, and in respect to financing a school, there was no money except for a school tax of 5 mills. The district owned no land, schools were held in old buildings where broken windows were stuffed with rags. There was no high school and the teachers had no formal education. Barnett himself was paid a very small salary, as the finances of the school board were limited. He spent much of his salary on books and experiments for his classrooms, demonstrating his dedication to education. Little by little, Professor Barnett brought the schools forward, and a new spirit of pride and respect was at work for both students and parents.


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when officers arrived on the scene. 4:34 p.m. — An officer filed a report on property damage. May 12 2:04 a.m. — A male subject was arrested for driving while intoxicated, implied consent and possession of drug paraphernalia. 8:05 a.m. — An officer checked a motel

Professor Barnett’s ‘School Notes’ column was published in the local newspapers, and he appealed again and again for a new school. At the close of the school year in 1890, he wrote, ‘If before another year you concentrate all of your interests in good schools — all of your hopes for the future of your children —we will see, rising majestically from one of our mountains, a public school building worthy of your children.’ Finally, in 1892, a substantial brick building was erected on a mountain near the Crescent Hotel, the W.H. Reid School, otherwise known as the Old Red Brick Schoolhouse. Professor Barnett also founded the Eureka Springs High School Alumni Association. This group is still active, and celebrates 128 years this year. So, as an alumnus, I challenge all current Eureka Springs Alumni to support this longstanding organization. If you do not attend the banquet, please help by sending in yearly dues. Let’s attempt to keep Professor Barnett’s legacy alive by our participation. — Stephanie Stodden, Museum Operations Manager

after a disconnected 911 call and all was well. 1:51 p.m. — A male subject was arrested for assault of a family or household member. 11:23 p.m. — A male subject was arrested for driving while intoxicated, driving left of center, fictitious vehicle license and driving on a suspended vehicle license. May 13 5:38 a.m. — An officer was informed of a

report that needed to be filed. 11:08 a.m. — An officer asked the driver of a moving truck to find a different place to park, and the driver agreed to do so. 12:39 p.m. — An officer filed a report on property damage. 6:25 p.m. — An officer responded to a disconnected 911 call and all was well. 9:14 p.m. — An officer stood by while a child exchange was happening.

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CALENDAR of events


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

May 17: Issues on Aging

The Eureka Springs First Methodist Church, located at 195 Huntsville Road, will host its Issues on Aging group at 1 p.m. Thursday, May 17, in the church’s fellowship hall. The speaker will be Spencer Mabry, co-owner of Economy Drug in Berryville. Everyone is welcome to this free event.

May 18: HI Singers Spring Program

The Holiday Island Singers will perform their spring program, ‘Creation Is Singing,’ at 7 p.m. Friday, May 18, and at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, May 20. The Berryville Elementary Fifth Grade Honors Choir will join them. Tickets are available from any of the Holiday Island Singers or at the door for $10.

May 19: Relay for Life

The Carroll County Relay for Life will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at the Berryville Community Center. Relay for Life is the signature fundraiser for the American Cancer Society. Everyone is invited to join this family-fun event to bring the community together to remember loved ones lost, honor survivors of all cancers and raise money to help the American Cancer Society make a global impact on cancer. There will be a car show, music and fun for the whole family.

May 19: IP Firehouse Barbecue Fundraiser

The Inspiration Point Fire Department will hold its seventh annual Firehouse Barbecue from 11 a.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, May 19. They will serve barbecue and all

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the fixin’s and show guests their newest acquisition, the brush/rescue truck. Take-out is available, and guests can choose pulled pork or chicken to go with homemade cole slaw and corn on the cob, iced tea and a cookie for dessert.

May 19: Gallery at SunFest Anniversary

The Gallery at SunFest will celebrate its two-year anniversary from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, May 16. This event welcomes new and returning artists, as well as Clear Spring School students. The Holiday Island Art Guild co-hosts the event with SunFest, and the event is open to the public.

May 20: EUUF Service

Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship (EUUF) member Sharon Spurlin will

share her thoughts on ‘America’s Class Cluelessness: Identifying with the Working Class’ at 11 a.m. Sunday, May 20, at 17 Elk St.

May 21: Lion King Kids Eureka Springs fourth grade students will be featured in the production of Disney’s ‘Lion King Kids’ at 6 p.m. Monday, May 21, in the Eureka Springs High School auditorium at 2 Lake Lucerne Road. This 40-minute play is sponsored by Cornerstone Bank as part of The Leader in Me program implemented by Eureka Springs Elementary School. The third grade student lighthouse team is organizing the 2018 Leadership Gallery to be held before the play from 5 p.m. to 6 p.m. in the lobby area between the gym and auditorium.

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Announcements FIRST PRESBYTERIAN CHURCH 209 Spring St., Eureka Springs, AR 72632 479-981-2001 Rev. John C. Gibson Join us every Sunday for an hour of Peace. Ease your worries, Strengthen your Heart. Everyone is Welcome! FLORA ROJA COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE & APOTHECARY-Carrying over 300 organic herbs, teas and spices. Large selection of supplies for all your DIY natural health, home and body care needs. Open Monday-Saturday, 11am-6pm, 119 Wall Street, 479-2536-4968/ THE EUREKA SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET **We are accepting applications for new vendors. Come visit us for fresh fruits, vegetables, fresh baked goods, soaps, jellies, meats, and hot breakfast! In addition, the Thursday Market will now have meat. We have some great vendors here, come on down. Summer Schedule: Tuesdays, Thursdays & Saturdays, 7 a.m. to 1 p.m., The Community Center, 44 Kingshighway. (location of old High School) THE GOOD SHEPHERD HUMANE SOCIETY Will hold its monthly board meeting on the 4th Wednesday of the month. For the months of March, June and September the meetings will be held at 5:30 pm. The location will be at the Good Shepherd Humane Society Meet and Greet room. WINDOW CLEANING AND MORE Windows squeegee and brushed cleaned. Storefront/business/residential. A complete line of a variety of home care services. References since 1986, Favors IV 316-210-2401

Help Wanted


Cooks Wanted

Pay depends on experience Meals paid Golf benefits and tips included

Apply in person Holiday Island Golf Course #1 Country Club Drive 479-253-9511 BLUE SPRING HERITAGE CENTER Now Hiring Outdoor Grounds Crew/Maintenance Worker. Call (479) 244-0094.

Classifieds Help Wanted

NOW HIRING In Our Motel FULL TIME HOUSEKEEPER Apply Anytime Between 9am & 9pm at Hotel Front Desk 325 W. Van Buren, Eureka Springs

Best Western Inn of the Ozarks is accepting applications for the following;

Housekeeping Staff Prep Cook

All Positions Full Time With Year Round Job Opportunities Please apply at: Best Western Inn of the ozarks 207 West Van Buren, eureka springs Phone: 479-253-9768 or send resume to

Inn of the Ozarks BOOKKEEPER AND/OR TAX PREPARER Needed for local firm. Send resume to: CABIN RESORT IN the Beaver Lake/Mundell area is seeking a part-time housekeeper, 3, possibly more, days a week. Sundays a must. Must be dependable, have transportation, cell phone. Great starting pay. Call 479-363-9991 to set up application/interview time. GREEN ACRE LODGE Has Immediate Openings for a CNA and Housekeeper. Call 479-530-3779 or bring resume to 89 Hillside Dr., Holiday Island.

Help Wanted NOW HIRING Night-Time CNA. Holly House Assisted Living. Call 479-253-9800. NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS For Wait staff, Prep cook, Conductor, and Gift Shop Clerk. Please apply in person at ES & NA Railway Depot. YEAR ROUND, PART-TIME HOUSEKEEPER Wanted at Beaver Lakefront Cabins. 20-26 hours/week. Must have dependable transportation and phone, take pride in your work, and be able to work weekends. Call 479-422-3003 to schedule an interview. $12/hour to start, 8% annual bonus, paid vacation after one year.

Land for Sale BEAVER LAKEFRONT Property. 1.5 to 3 acres, 6 miles west from ES take 62 west to 187 to county road 120 and follow the signs. Call 479-253-2511/479-721-1545.

Commercial for Sale BUSY PROFITABLE 100% TURNKEY Gift Shop For Sale Business Only 100K Prime Location 479-244-6681 Jim OWN SOME EUREKA Excellent Opportunity. Turnkey Restaurant/Bar. Great Location and Parking. Unlimited Potential, Under $100K. Owner Financing, WAC. 479-903-0699 RIDGE TOP RESORT Cabin rental business near Beaver Lake continues with nice sales increases. Four cabins and wedding chapel on 6+ peaceful acres. Fairly level property with good Hwy 187 frontage and room for expansion if desired. Perfect opportunity for someone in Grassy Knob area to acquire for ease of operation. Great opportunity to acquire a business for less than asset value and tremendous upside potential. $475,000 903-456-2397

Services Offered

HOUSEKEEPER NEEDED PART-TIME. Year 'round position. Great pay plus tips. Sundays required. Rock House Rd. position also available. Apply in person: Sugar Ridge Resort, 1216 CR 113, 72631.

ANDY STEWART/OZARK PAINT COMPANY: Specializing in interior painting. Also exterior, decks and pressure washing services available. Call 479-253-3764.

LOCAL FLAVOR CAFE & AQUARIUS TAQUERIA are accepting applications for all positions! Drop off applications/resumes at Local Flavor Cafe MondayFriday between 2-5pm. 71 South Main, Eureka Springs.

DEBRA REID, LCSW Psychotherapy. Most insurances accepted. Call for appointment 479-244-7784. Sliding scale fee for cash payments.

LOOKING FOR: A couple strong people to help me move a console piano and a Lockerbie kick wheel on Thursday, May 24th. $20 per hour. Call 541-213-7784.

DITCHES DUG FOR WATER, Electrical lines and house footings. Call Bill 479-253-0833

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

Services Offered CHIMNEY WORKS - Complete chimney services: sweeps, repairs, relining, and installation. Call Bob Messer. 479-253-2284 CLEAN PERFECTION The corners are as clean as the middle of the floor. Experienced 14 years. References available. No job too large or too small. Call 918-850-8148 (Local) 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 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 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 LAWN CARE & POWERWASHING: Call Cody for free estimates. Serving Eureka Springs and Berryville. Call or text 870-480-2114. NEED HELP? CALL BILLY! Commercial or Residential. Deck Refinishing, Power-washing, Leaf removal, Carpentry, Painting, Light construction, Gutter cleaning, Yard clean-ups, etc. 479-244-5827 RIKARD PLUMBING, LLC - 50 years plus experience. Licensed in Arkansas. We do remodels, new construction, and service calls. 417-271-0345 after 5:30p.m. 417-271-6623 SAW-N-LOGS By Tyler Thomas. Chainsaw Carving-Tree Sculpture. Commercial and Residential. See Pictures on Instagram: tylerthomas1224. Call 479-244-7853 for your sculpture! SIMPLICITY COUNSELING LICENSED Respectful Therapist with 30 dynamic success yrs. Depression, Anxiety, Trauma/Grief, Addictions, Sleep, Moods, etc. Effective Couples Therapy also. That real therapy that will improve your experience from now on. "It's your time" Call today (479) 244-5181 WANT TO KNOW more about Essential Oils? Call to book your free class today! 417-342-0571

For Rent 3BR/,1 1/2 BA. WALKING DISTANCE To Downtown. 2-car garage, Large Yard. Non-smoking, pet free. Available Now. $1,000/mo+utilities. First/Last/Deposit. 714-612-0039

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For Rent A 1BR APARTMENT in Eureka Springs, available immediately and Studio Apartment available June 1st. Utilities included. New hardwood floors & paint. Pet friendly. Mountain/forest view, W/D on premises. References, Background check. Call/Leave Message 479-981-3449 10am-6pm HOLIDAY ISLAND One Bedroom Furnished (optional) Apartment. $575 Includes all utilities, cable. No Pets. No smoking inside. F/L/S. Local References. 479-244-6746 SECLUDED OFF-GRID CABIN 2BR on 20 acres near lake. Solar/spring water. Available June. $650/mo. 479-409-1016 SENIOR HOUSING 1BR For seniors age 62 and up. Quiet neighborhoods, CH/CA, refrigerator, range, grab bars in bath. Water/trash paid. Community room/laundry on site. Rent based on income. Berryville: 870-423-6860 or 870-423-2156. Green Forest: 870-438-6558 or The Area Agency on Aging at 1-800-432-9721. Equal Opportunity Housing Developments. SINGLE 1-BD APARTMENT in Eureka Springs. Furnished/unfurnished, cat only! $750/month, utilities included, 1st/last. Call/leave message 479-981-0360

Commercial for Rent BILLBOARD SPACE FOR LEASE Eureka Springs, 8 Miles West on 62 heading to town. $600/yr. 479-981-9898 BILLBOARD SPACE FOR LEASE High traffic exposure, Hwy 23 South across from Acords. $800 yearly. 479-253-4477 479-721-4019

Misc. for Sale ITEMS FOR SALE: Couch, Matching Armoire and Dresser w/Mirror, and Desk w/chair. Text/email only: 479-244-9881 Everything Must Go!

Pet of the Week Yams (No. F17-0083) is a wonderful 1.5-yearold female kitty. She’s a little on the shy side but warms up quickly. She loves a comfy bed to snuggle in and loves to be petted, especially on her cheeks and head. She would do best in a calm household. Such a lovely girl! She is spayed and has her shots. She’s available for adoption at the Good Shepherd Animal Shelter on Highway 62 east of Eureka Springs. The shelter is open from noon to 5 p.m. every day but Tuesday and Wednesday. For more information, call 479-253-9188.

Citizen of the Week Paul Wilson is this week’s Citizen of the Week. Nominated by Peggy Pot, Wilson has been running his iconic Italian restaurant, Ermilio’s, in Eureka Springs for 28 years. “More importantly, Paul is a generous and kind man who regularly steps up to help when asked to support a worthy cause in our community,” Pot said. “He has been a regular, long-time supporter of Clear Spring School. Sometimes I think our community is so accustomed to his generosity and kindness that it is just taken in stride.” Pot thanked Wilson for his “kind heart, good food, community mindedness and his dazzling smile.” To nominate somebody for Citizen of the Week, email Samantha Jones at Citizen.Editor.Eureka@

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A reason to smile

Here’s mud in your eye. Well, not exactly mud in your eye but in your mouth. You see, there is a new product line on the market using bentonite clay and activated charcoal to clean, polish and whiten your teeth. So, more specifically the mud is not intended for your mouth but to be used as a replacement for toothpaste. The holistic blend that I know about is formulated with a combination of activated coconut shell charcoal, calcium bentonite clay, organic orange peel extract and organic mint extract. The original tooth powder comes in a small container boasting 150 uses costing about nine cents per use. This is an affordable way to clean and polish your teeth while freshening your breath and caring for you gums.  To use the powder simply moisten your toothbrush and touch lightly to the powder. If you do this in the shower then all you have to remember is to not over brush either too hard or too long and then rinse your mouth with the running water. The powder does have the charcoal color so rinsing very well is very good. Remember this is a polishing agent, so don’t overdo. While the powder is the best buy and very frugal to use, the product is

also available in conventional paste tubes. The company currently offers Jim Fain two flavors, namely spearmint and peppermint. To make the paste more ingredients are needed but care is taken to keep them in line with natural choices and essential oils. Looking over the ingredient list I see coconut oil, diatomaceous earth, a long list of organic essential oils as well as xanthin gum (to make a paste) and grapefruit seed extract as the natural preservative. Needless to say the pastes and the powder are fluoride free, SLS, gluten free, non-GMO, vegan and have no glycerin. This is a well-made product and product line. You may wish to run this past your dentist as it is so new on the market. Because of that, he or she may not know much about it, though. To me, using a dental irrigator with five or six drops of grapefruit seed extract to cleanse the gum lines and between the teeth, then brushing with this innovative paste or powder would be a good way to clean and polish teeth. All the while taking good care of your gums and mouth. Time to smile.


with them,” Madeline said. “You’re always smiling. You’re not arguing all the time.” Teacher Mandy Elsey, who helps oversee the program, said she’s been astounded at the students’ progress. “It’s an amazing transformation that’s happened,” Elsey said. “The kids are more independent. We’re seeing those relationships being built. They’re becoming better at problem-solving and finding those win-win situations.”

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to a teacher and saying, ‘Oh he tattled,’ you can solve the problem yourself.” “It’s really all about solving problems and making your life better,” Kameron said. For Madeline, the program means everyone at the school is a lot happier. “It helps you be a better person. It helps you find how to solve problems with somebody instead of arguing

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Cocktails for a Cause


Student of the Year

Submitted photo

Photo by Tavi Ellis

During the drinks and festivities at Cocktails for a Cause, Jaqueline Wolven of Main Street Eureka Springs awards a raffle prize gift certificate, donated by Float Eureka, to Tyler Moffitt, owner of Eureka Clothing Co.

Holiday Island Elks Lodge 1042 recently honored Brittney Halper (center) as its Eureka Springs Student of the Year. She is pictured with her mother (left) and Elks Youth Program Director Linda Peterson. Halper received a certificate and a check from the Holiday Island Elks Lodge 1042 during a recent dinner honoring students and their families and associates.

Gallery reception

Celebrating two year anniversary! Of the Holiday Island Art Guild member gallery

Door Holiday island Art Guild. • New art exhibited every 3 months prizes! Open To The Public (479) 253-5028 5/19 • 11-1Pm

1 Forest Park Ave, Holiday Island, AR 72631

14 artists (2 from Peachtree) • Clear Spring School students


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3bd, 2ba on 2 lots This beautiful home welcomes you with lovely landscaping and bright light rooms. Fine finishes, such as the stone fireplace, vaulted ceilings, hardwood floors and cottage-style kitchen cabinetry, accent every room. The split floor plan offers convenience and privacy. And the sunroom with a garden view is filled with warmth and charm. Step out on to the deck to enjoy the birds and the gardens surrounded by the privacy of your own park-like woods. This home has been meticulously maintained and thoughtfully updated.

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Lovely County Citizen May 17, 2018  

Eureka Springs Free Weekly Newspaper

Lovely County Citizen May 17, 2018  

Eureka Springs Free Weekly Newspaper