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Satori theft charge not ‘dropped’

Criminal case put on hold while former mayor faces new civil suit By Kristal Kuykendall

The felony theft charge against former Eureka Springs Mayor Beau Satori has not been dropped, as was reported last week by another newspaper, officials told the Lovely County Citizen. The status of the charge, a Class C felony for alleged theft of property worth between $5,000 and $10,000, was changed to “nolle pros” by Prosecuting Attorney Tony Rogers earlier this month, which means “the charges have been put on hold, and the prosecutor is not going forward at this time but reserves the right to do so within one year,” said officials at the Prosecuting Attorney’s Office this week. Now, however, Satori faces a civil lawsuit, which can be much more invasive to the defendant than a criminal case, attorneys say. On April 1, the John F. Cross Family Limited Partnership filed a civil suit against Satori, who is accused of stripping from the building where he formerly operated his business some antique oak baseboards, trim and doors worth between $8,000 and $10,000. The plaintiffs also requested, and received from the court, a restraining order against Satori preventing him from disposing of the property in question, served to the former mayor on April 22, court documents show. The Cross Partnership, which was his landlord at 81 Spring St., evicted Satori in fall 2012 for nonpayment of rent, Cross told the Citizen; the building housed Satori’s art and jewelry gallery, Satori Arts, and it had been located there since 1978. It took until early February 2013 for Satori – who had permission from the Partnership – to clear the property. According to Prosecuting Attorney Tony Rogers’ affidavit of probable cause filed in May 2013, when Satori finally left, he stole architecturally significant oak baseboards, trim and doors from the building. When the Partnership took possession of the building on Feb. 4, 2013, “it was discovered that the original ornate oak baseboards (doors) and trim had been removed and replaced with un-painted white pine boards,” the prosecutor wrote in his statement of probable cause. The baseboards and trim were made by

W.O. Perkins and installed in the early 1900s, the report states, and were valued by an antiques expert consulted by the prosecutor to be worth at least $8,000. Authorities interviewed Satori about the missing original oak woodwork. “He stated in this interview that the original baseboards, trim and molding that were in the building are still Beau Satori present and are behind the white pine boards he installed,” wrote Detective Thomas Achord in his report. “He stated he didn’t leave the building with anything that he didn’t install.” However, after removing the pine boards and further investigation, Achord wrote the following: “Photographs show there are no boards behind the pine boards, as Satori told me. It also dispels Satori’s statement that all the oak boards were flush, given the dimensions measured from the floor to the sheetrock. “These photographs along with statements from [the building’s repairmen] saying that the pine boards were installed by Satori over the weekend he was to vacate 81 Spring St., disagree with Satori telling me he put the pine boards over the oak boards to make it look better while he was renting the store,” Achord continued. Jane Baker, former owner of the Eureka Springs March and November Antique Shows and a professional antique appraiser, was consulted about the missing baseboards and asked to estimate their value. In her report, Baker said the oak baseboards that remained in a small storage closet were of the same age and style – with, for example, unique bull’s eye corners – as an original golden oak wood cabinet that was in the building as well. That cabinet was made by W.O. Perkins around the early 1900s, she wrote, and the baseboards and cabinet surfaces “show age,” something that is difficult if not impossible to reproduce.

Baker valued the missing baseboards, extensive trim and doors at at least $8,000 to $10,000, Achord’s report states. “This is a tragedy to everyone who cares about preservation and restoration in Eureka Springs,” Cross told the Lovely County Citizen after the initial charges were filed. Cross has owned the buildJohn Cross ing for 47 years, which is the same length of time he has been a commercial landlord; the Partnership currently owns about three dozen commercial rental properties. During his time as a commercial landlord, he noted, he has issued only three evictions – and two of those were to Satori, he added. “I bent over backwards to work with him,” Cross explained. When he was served with the paperwork for the felony charge, Satori was not physically arrested, confirmed Police Chief Earl Hyatt. Though the criminal charges have been put on hold, and the prospect of a criminal conviction and incarceration appear to be minimalized for the former mayor, he now will likely be forced by the Western District Circuit Court to answer some questions about his alleged actions and the missing baseboards, Cross told the Citizen. He noted that while in the criminal case Satori had been appointed a public defender, there are no public defenders for civil cases, so Satori will likely have to hire his own attorney. Representing Cross in the matter is Wade A. Williams, a real estate and business attorney based in Eureka Springs and Fayetteville. No attorney was listed on the case for Satori as of this week, according to court documents. Also notable is the fact that in a criminal case, the defendant cannot be forced to testify or answer any questioning by the accuser; that is not the case in a civil matter, where defen-


dants are routinely “deposed” or ordered by the court to answer any and all of the plaintiff’s questions related to the matter at hand – and to do so well before the issue goes to trial. Furthermore, it only takes nine jurors to decide against a defendant in a civil court trial, while it takes all 12 in a criminal case. So filing a civil suit against someone increases the likelihood of success at getting answers and restitution, according to attorneys and court rules consulted by the Citizen. In the civil case, Circuit Judge Kent Crow has recused himself as of May 20, court records show; Crow has represented Satori in the past. A special judge will have to be appointed by Administrative Office of the Courts, according the Circuit Court Clerk; no other actions have been scheduled in the case at this time, but depositions are expected to begin soon, said attorney Williams. “Essentially, the next step is that we will do some discovery, take some depositions, from Mr. Satori, and we are also waiting for a new judge to be appointed, then we will ask for a hearing date and get into the courtroom and get this resolved,” the plaintiff’s attorney explained. “The law is pretty clear that items permanently affixed to a structure are fixtures and belong to the landlord. “In this case, we are dealing with a historic building with historic woodwork that has a story behind it and was put in by Mr. Perkins, one of Eureka’s early residents, and the stuff was taken out by Mr Satori.” In his answer to the lawsuit, Satori denies the allegations and alleges that he originally installed the valued woodwork in question. “Mr. Satori claims that he put it in, and we disagree with that; it was put in when the building was constructed,” Williams said. “But even assuming he is correct, he still doesn’t have a right to remove items that are permanently affixed. The attempt to cover up his removal and putting pine boards back on there, as the police report stated – all of those things speak to the voracity of the defendant.” The John F. Cross Family Limited Partnership includes John Cross, who also is chairman of the board at Cornerstone Bank, as well as his four adult children, who all own the rental properties managed by the partnership.

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Music students’ trip postponed over disagreement with school district By Kathryn Lucariello

EUREKA SPRINGS – Music and band students who were hoping to go to Silver Dollar City on Wednesday will have to wait a little longer while questions of who has jurisdiction over such trips gets sorted out. High school music and band teacher Chad Martin learned on Tuesday, the last day of school, that the trip he and parents had planned, to take students to Silver Dollar City in Branson, Mo., would have to be postponed because the school district said it was not approved, even though the district is not paying for the trip or providing school buses for it. The trip was privately planned by Martin, parents and the Band Boosters Club as a summer trip. Martin said he had not asked permission for the trip because every other trip request he had made during this last school year has been turned down. So he and parents decided to make it a private trip after the school year was over, with parents driving their own cars and including other family members. Band Boosters offered to pay half the admission fees, Martin said, and he offered to pay the other half so students could go. But the school district contends that such a trip is a de facto school event because Band Boosters uses the school name to raise money and all of the student go to the same school. Superintendent David Kellogg said, “The Band Boosters is a Eureka Springs band program,” he said. “The first I heard of this trip was late last week. I’m not at all against this trip, but the process wasn’t followed.” That process requires school board approval to take a trip out of state. He noted that the Skills U.S.A. students, who are going to Kansas City to compete, obtained school board approval. “Skills has a staff sponsor and has money that goes through different school accounts,” Martin said. “I’m just a music

Photo submitted Some parents are unhappy with the Eureka Springs School District’s administrators. A disgruntled parent parked his truck with this sign in it outside the senior awards ceremony last week.

teacher, and this was not a school trip. It’s a private trip, not being taken during the school year.” Another point of contention is that high school principal Kathryn Lavender told Band Boosters it would need to pay for band camp for two students this summer. In a meeting with the club Tuesday, Lavender allegedly demanded the financial records of the club. Kellogg said booster organizations are subject to state audit. According to Band Boosters Club President Tina Samuelson, Band Boosters is not a school organization. It has a separate board and accounts. She said Band Boosters had agreed to pay for the two students to go to band camp this summer, but in the future may not. She said funds are low. She has only been president for a couple of months, she said, and does not know the full history of the club. “From my understanding, the last couple years the funds haven’t been there as they have in the past. The communi-

ty needs to get more involved in Band Boosters, and we need to do more fundraisers.” She said questions of liability had been brought up about the Silver Dollar City trip. She said there was some confusion about permission slips, and that Band Boosters thought permission slips parents had signed for school events at the beginning of the year would cover liability for something like this trip, but apparently not. “I’d have to see the actual slip,” said Kellogg, speaking of what the school has on file. “Someone needs to come talk to me about doing the trip, and the process needs to be adhered to.” Not according to teachers’ union counsel, Martin said. “They were all in agreement we are going in private vehicles, paying for it out of our pockets, and it’s a summer trip.” Martin said he had contacted about 90 percent of the parents to get permission, and was having them sign slips separately

from what the school had on file. Everyone would have been covered, he said. But to make matters worse, he was informed at 2:55 p.m. on Tuesday, after students were already out of school and most of them gone, that he had to send letters home with them that the trip was canceled. “There was no possible way I could send a letter home,” he said. Samuelson said Band Boosters had a meeting with school officials on Tuesday, after which they reconsidered going ahead with the trip at this time. “It would have been okay if it wasn’t that the Band Boosters were going to sponsor this. We had to really think about this,” she said. “We tried to make that decision as early as possible but we had to hear everybody’s side of it and try to make a decision on what to do. I have a son in the band, and the last thing I wanted to do was disappoint him, but I personally thought we need to make sure we have no liability and do things the right way.” She said the trip will happen; it will just be postponed until all the paperwork can be done properly and any question of liability resolved. For his part, Martin cannot help but wonder whether this is one more attempt to limit his activities with regard o the school and its music students. Martin’s contract to teach has not been renewed for next year, based on a list of goals he was handed at the beginning of the school year which the district contends he failed to accomplish. He and his attorney with the teachers’ union have requested a hearing to rebut that contention, he said. Martin said he felt like he has been targeted for removal ever since Lavender became principal in 2009. Several other teachers and staff have left the district over what they have said is lack of support and deliberate targeting. Several hearings have been held, but in no case has the school board voted to allow those contending to keep their jobs.

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Jackson defeats Crow at polls

Grudek wins in GOP sheriff’s race; election results were finalized Tuesday By Catherine Krummey


BERRYVILLE – Scott Jackson has defeated incumbent Kent Crow in the race for Circuit Court judge. Jackson received 2,545 votes – or 65.6 percent – compared to Crow’s 1,333, or 34.4 percent. The initial election results report – which appeared on late Tuesday – indicated that only six of 19 precincts were counted in association with the number of voters released, but election commissioners later reported that these figures included all 19 precincts. The discrepancy was caused by an error with the computer program that Elections Coordinator Joanna Schuster uses to calculate the voting results. Following the ballot tabulation last Tuesday night – which lasted until 1:30 a.m. last Wednesday – the Carroll County Election Commission audited the results of four precincts: Prairies/Cabanal; Kings River; Eureka Springs Wards 1, 2 and 3; and Johnson Springs/Packard Springs/Winona. “We will be performing an audit to match the number of voters signed in versus the number of ballots received to ensure that we have the most accurate count,” Carroll County Elections Coordinator Joanna Schuster explained at the time. “We are not comfortable with the results from four precincts,” Commissioner Johnice Dominick said around 1:30 a.m. last Wednesday, after the ballots had been counted. “These numbers will likely change.” The numbers did change. In the report issued at 1:27 a.m. on Wednesday, it shows a total of 3,398 votes were cast. The audited results, as of 11:23 a.m. last Thursday, show that 3,925 people voted in Tuesday’s election. The numbers may have changed, but the results, however, have not. In the Republican primary, Carroll County Sheriff Bob Grudek received 63 more votes than his challenger, Jack Gentry Jr. Grudek garnered 1,287 votes (51.25 percent), while Gentry received 1,224

(48.75 percent). “I’m just happy that the results have come in the way that they are,” Grudek said. All of these results are now official. The Election Commission certified the votes and count provisional ballots at its meeting this Tuesday at the County Clerk’s Office in Berryville. Results in the regional and state races are as follows: The Republican race for State Representative District 98 shows a close contest between Jeff Boggs and Ron McNair. McNair is the unofficial leader, with 52 percent of the vote over Boggs’ 48 percent. In the three-person race for the Republican attorney general candidate, Leslie Rutledge is the leader with 47.3 percent of the votes, higher than David Sterling and Patricia Nation. Because none of the candidates received more than 50 percent of the vote, there will be a run-off in this race. The run-off election – between Rutledge and Sterling – will take place at the same polling places on Tuesday, June 10 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. If you voted in the Democratic Primary in the May 20 election, you are ineligible to vote in the Republican run-off. Only those who voted Republican or non-partisan – or didn’t vote at all – can vote on June 10. The November race for governor will be between Republican Asa Hutchinson and Democrat Mike Ross. They defeated their primary opponents, Curtis Coleman and Lynette “Doc” Bryant, with 72.9 and 84.6 percent of the votes, respectively. Republican Congressman Tim Griffin defeated Rep. Debra Hobbs and State Rep. Andy Mayberry in the lieutenant governor primary with 63.4 percent of the vote. Rep. Andrea Lea won 68.2 percent of the votes for auditor of state in the Republican primary, leaving opponent Ken Yang with 31.8 percent. The Republican race for the state treasurer candidate was closer, with Circuit Clerk Dennis Milligan receiving 53.5 percent of the vote over Rep. Duncan Baird’s

46.5 percent. Court of Appeals Judge Robin Wynne has defeated Tim Cullen in the non-partisan election for state supreme court associate justice, position 2. Wynne received 52 percent of the vote; Cullen, 48 percent. The audit process went all day on Thursday at the Berryville courthouse. Following the audit, the Carroll County Election Commission issued a press release. Signed by Johnice Dominick, David Hoover and Melinda Large, it states: “In regard to the discrepancies involving the precincts that vote at the St. Elizabeth Parish Center, the source was found immediately upon looking at the original lists of electors that was turned in with the ballots for Eureka Springs Wards 1, 2 and 3. “The issue was that a list of electors from the other precincts (Johnson Springs/Packard Springs/Winona) was included with the

list of electors from Eureka Springs. “The headings that show which precincts the list of electors belonged to was illegible on the yellow copy that was turned in with the ballots. Once this issue was corrected, the number of electors recorded matched the number of ballots that we received. “In regard to the discrepancies involving the precincts that vote at the Berryville Community Center, our audit concluded that nine voters were given the incorrect ballot. Nine voters were given a Prairies/ Cabanal ballot when they should have received a Kings River ballot. “Since we do not know which ballots are involved, the results must stand. We hereby certify that these nine incorrect ballots do no affect any races or change any winners. “This issue will be addressed at the next poll worker training session.”

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Back to the Land, Again

Eureka-area commune members return for reunion By Jennifer Jackson

Residents who have lived in Eureka Springs for more than three decades may remember Lothlorien, a commune that flourished in the ‘70s north of town. Named for a forest in “Lord of the Rings,” it was located on a farm near Pleasant Ridge where the members grew their own wheat and ground it into flour for bread, kept cows and goats for milk and cheese, and raised chickens and rabbits. They grew vegetables in a huge garden, gathered mushrooms and morels for the table, and ate tons of poke greens. They also had a library that was almost as big as the public library in town. Lothlorien disappeared by the end of the decade, but next weekend, more than a dozen members are returning to Eureka Springs for a 40th reunion. The goal: to remember the time they spent living and working together. “It was fun because it was a group of mostly middle and upper-class people who were intellectuals, and wanted to leave the city and get back to the land,” said Judi Sartwell. That a commune member passed on earlier this year prompted Sartwell, who lives in Springdale, to organize the reunion. At its peak, 28 people lived on the commune, she said. Accommodations were basic when she arrived in October of 1972 – two teepees and small houses that people built. “I ended up living in an old chicken coop that we cleaned out, tar-papered and carpeted,” Sartwell said. “Then we built a huge dome.” Each member was expected to contribute something to the kitty to pay the electric bill and buy what food they couldn’t raise, she said. Sartwell waited tables, cleaned houses, worked at Eureka Mercantile and exercised horses at the Berryville fairgrounds. She made metal jewelry to sell, and milked eight goats a day. Lothlorien members also formed a haying crew and raised money helping

farmers get their hay in, and ran the cook tent at the Ozark Folk Festival. “We fed the performers and the staff,” Sartwell said. “We used to run that cook tent 24 hours a day.” Sartwell used to ride over in the morning on her mule, Matilda, to relieve the night crew, tying Matilda to a tree. One time she went out to check on the mule and discovered Matilda being serenaded by a country-music legend. “Waylon Jennings was drunker than Cooter Brown,” Sartwell recalled. “He was standing in front of her singing ‘Muleskinner Blues.’” Jennings and other festival performers hung out at the commune, Sartwell said. The members also helped out their neighbors, including doing chores for an older man who only had one arm. Friction with the local farmers was rare, Sartwell said, although there were a couple of incidents. One arose when a man down the road built a carport. Maltilda liked to sit in the shade, Sartwell said, so the mule would kick down the gate, letting herself and the other livestock out. “All 28 goats and Matilda would go over and sit in the shade under the carport,” Sartwell said. “The man would call and say “Come and get your goats.’” Another conflict was caused by a commune member who made primitive bows and arrows. Presented with a tempting target – a neighbor’s cow who had wandered onto the property- the archer let loose an arrow, and was surprised when it hit the cow, who went running home. “He didn’t think he could hit the broad side of a barn, and he did,” Sartwell said. “The neighbor called and said, “The next time my cow wanders over to your place, don’t shoot it.” Sartwell stayed at Lothlorien until 1976. The commune continued for a few more years, she said, ending when one of the members purchased the farm. The dome stood for another 20 years, but burned down as the result of a field fire. After leaving Lothlorien, several commune members went on to graduate

school and got doctorate degrees, and now teach at Skidmore College in New York, San Jose State and San Francisco State. One was a professor at Duke University, and one became a planner for the Democratic Party. Angie Kirkpatrick moved to Memphis and started a successful catering business, then owned a restaurant. “I became a nurse, and am now an ornamental metal artist,” Sartwell said. Geoff Hoyle had already chosen his career path when he arrived at the commune. From England, Hoyle had studied with Marcel Marceau and worked for the BBC. He went on to do stand-up comedy, appeared in a movie, and was hired to perform with the Pickle Family Circus. Hoyle can’t make it this year, Sartwell said, but like other members of the commune who can’t, have told her they hope she will hold another reunion next year.

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302 on the Square Restaurant closes its doors By Kathryn Lucariello

After years of struggling to make their dream come true of restoring the Grand View Hotel on the Berryville Square, Alexander Virden and Sandra Doss closed their 302 on the Square restaurant May 18, which was open in the bottom of the hotel. “It wasn’t just one thing,” Virden said. “Last winter was really hard on us; we lost a lot of days because of the weather. And my disabilities have gotten to the point where we couldn’t stay open enough to make the restaurant viable. I basically can’t walk anymore except with crutches. We just had a lot of bad luck that all hit at the same time.” Virden and Doss bought the 1902 Grand View Hotel in 2005 and began renovations on it. The hotel had been in such disrepair that it was a major effort, physically and financially, to attempt to restore it to its former glory. Everything but the wiring and plumbing was completed.

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Disabilities from former jobs and activities became so severe that Virden learned he needed both hips and a knee replaced, but he hasn’t been able to schedule the surgery yet. In the meantime, his condition continued to deteriorate and renovation work ceased. In April of last year, the couple put the hotel up for sale, but continued to focus their efforts on the restaurant, which offered gourmet meals, their famous catfish dinners and an open jam session, called the “Berryville Hootenanny,” every Friday night, started by Kirk and Cara Ashworth. But with his condition, Virden can no longer stand even to cook in the kitchen for any length of time. “I’m really devastated,” Virden said. “I put everything I had into it and really believed in it. I enjoyed cooking, and I loved every piece of catfish I cooked and arranged on the plate.” “It was a fine place to play,” said Kirk Ashworth. “Great acoustics, a house PA system, and oftentimes a wonderful audience,

Photo courtesy of The “Berryville Hootenanny” jam sessions took place every Friday night in the 302 on the Square Restaurant in the Grand View Hotel. The restaurant closed on May 18. The hootenanny will meet in Eureka Springs on June 6 (see story).

even dancers; we never knew what might happen.” He said that July would have marked six years of people playing there, around 275 performances in all. “Probably a couple hundred musicians participated at some point, locals, regulars, and people passing through.” Ashworth said he and Cara will host a hootenanny at Roscoe’s Internet Café on the first Friday, June 6, from 7 to 9 p.m. It will be an open-mic, acoustic instruments only, and all are welcome. The café is located at 155 West Van Buren St. in Eureka Springs, on Hwy. 62 West. Virden and Doss are not completely giving up on their dream, however. While the restaurant is now closed, they will offer pickup catering on a limited basis. “People will be able to order certain things – quiche, “Damn Good Pie,” full orders of chicken and gravy, New Orleans red beans and rice and a minimum order of catfish. We’ll have a pickup catering menu.” He said they may also open every once in awhile to do takeout. “We’re not vanishing completely,” he said. And their parent endeavor, the goal of an Ozarts Center for the Arts, is still alive and kicking. The main focus of that endeavor right now is film classes and a film festival.

“We plan to have film classes in the hotel,” Virden said. “This is just the beginning of what Ozarts is going to be. We’ll be doing documentaries to start with, and it will be a project-based film class. The first thing we’ll do is a documentary on the old courthouse in the Berryville Square. We don’t have a date yet, but it will be within the next few weeks.” To help fund that project, he is inviting people to drop off computers to recycle and raise some money for people who want to take the class but don’t have a lot of money. “I’m tearing them down for components and will take them to electronic recycling,” he said. He added he will take tube monitors only if they are working. And once he has his surgery, Virden says the doctors have told him he will be able to walk again. “I’ve got a dream, and I’m not giving up on it,” he said. “I really want to make this thing happen. Ozarts is a way to make a place where we can set creativity free.” Anyone who wants to stay up-to-date on developments at the Grand View and with Ozarts can sign up for an email newsletter at The site also contains a history of the Grand View Hotel and photos of its renovation, as well as other endeavors. Virden can also be contacted at 870-6543952.

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Finding Ivor

Hunt leads to houseful of history, family By Jennifer Jackson

Two years ago, Barb Gavron met a visiting couple in town who were researching family who had owned the Kansas House, a former boarding house on Singleton down the street from her B&B. Gavron had researched the family who built her inn, Singleton House, but was missing limbs on the family tree, especially information on a son, Ivor Kennedy, so she asked the couple to let her know if they ran across any Kennedys. Last fall, she received an mail from them, alerting her that someone was posting information on the Kennedy family tree on So she logged in. “There was Ivor,” Gavron said. Ivor had passed away, but she was able to contact his granddaughter, Lessa Kennedy, who had been working on the family tree for several years. Last week, Kennedy and her mother arrived for a visit, staying in the house that three generations of her family had called home. She brought with her an album of family photographs taken at the house and around Eureka at the turn of the last century, which she and Gavron matched to the locations where they were taken. “That’s the corner of my front porch,” Gavron said, pointing to a photograph of Martha Kennedy, the matriarch of the family, sitting in a chair where the porch swing is now. Kennedy, who works for a software company in Aurora, Colorado, had never been to Eureka before last week’s visit, and thought that photos in the family album were taken in Illinois. Martha and two adult children were the first members of the Kennedy clan to arrive in Eureka Springs in 1895, probably for health-related reasons, Gavron said. Another sister and brothers George and Willard and their families followed. The Kennedy clan built the house in 1897 and added onto it as other family arrived. Photographs of the house without the addition were taken before 1905, while those with Martha in them date to before her death in 1906, Gavron said. “So we know the time frame for most of the photographs in this album,” Gavron said. The photographs show members of the

family in front of the house on the unpaved street. The Red Brick Schoolhouse, which stood on the ridge above the house, is visible in the background. Only one family photograph is dated, of four people on the front porch in 1928, and by cross-referencing information in obituaries preserved in the family Bible, she and Lessa are trying to piece together who’s who in the photographs, Gavron said. “It’s like a giant puzzle,” Gavron said. When Michelle McDonald, who runs Eureka Van Tours, heard the reason for the visit, she offered to take Kennedy and her mother, who came with Kennedy to Eureka, on a personalized tour to find places that matched the photographs taken around town. They created “Then and Now” photos by posing in the same places as their predecessors. “It’s one thing to look at the photographs in the album, and a whole other thing to see where they were taken,” Lessa said. The facts that George’s wife, Bertha Kennedy, owned the house on Singleton until her death in 1958, and Gavron bought it in 1984, maintained the continuity. Bertha apparently rented out rooms, then she went to live with Ivor in Oklahoma during her remaining years. The house remained rental units until Gavron bought it, along with the furnishings, and converted it into an inn. “I am the oldest breathing operating innkeeper in Eureka Springs,” Gavron said. It also made her a custodian of Kennedy family artifacts left behind in the house, including a number of photographs and a glass cane, which she found in the basement. The discovery of the cane led to the inn being featured on the HGTV show, “If Walls Could Talk,” in 2007, as well as in regional newspapers. Afterwards, Gavron received emails from people who knew pieces of family history, including the fact that George and Bertha had a son named Ivor. “I had no idea they had a son until 2007,” Gavron said. “Then the hunt for Ivor was on.” She also received a phone call from a woman who told her how to find Ivor’s military history. Gavron learned that he was in the U.S. Army’s “Hound Dog” Regiment,

Photo by Jennifer Jackson Barb Gavron, right, and Lessa Kennedy pose in front of the house on Singleton Street built by Kennedy’s family in 1897.

which guarded the Texas border against Pancho Villa and served in World War I. Ivor was in the band in the Army, she said, but was a carpenter by trade – he made furniture for the King Ranch in Texas, a clock now in the Oklahoma governor’s mansion, and a bookcase for the president’s office at Oklahoma A&M College (now OSU) in Stillwater. On their way to Eureka, Lessa and her mother visited visited places in Stillwater and Pawhuska, Okla., where Ivor lived, and met a longtime neighbor and friend of her grandfather’s, who gave Lessa her grandfather’s Masonic ring. “It’s been a family history discovery tour,” she said. Now Gavron is able to pick out Ivor in the photographs she found in the house – he’s recognizable by the way he wore his hat on the back of his head, she said, and the fact that he played the alto in a band. One of the photographs shows him and other members of “The Cowboy Girl Band” in western garb, posed in front of Harding Spring around a poster advertising their June 9 concert at the Opera House. The railing above the spring in the background helped identify the location. “He also played in the Commercial Club Band,” she said, a local tourism promoting group. Ivor’s father George was also a musician – he’s the one with the trombone and bowtie in photographs taken at the Basin Park band shell. George was a barber, the first, accord-

ing to his obituary, to use electric hairclippers in Eureka. He and his family moved from Singleton Street to an apartment downtown, over what is now the taffy shop; they later moved back up the hill. His demise in 1931 (while giving a haircut to a Mrs. Rice, his obituary states) was attributed to the stress from walking up the hill to the house for dinner – information in the obituary includes the fact that George had been having heart pains from the walk several days earlier. “He said, ‘It like to have got me this time,’” Lessa Kennedy said, quoting the obituary. Gavron and Lessa are sharing the Kennedy family documents, stories and historic photographs of Eureka Springs with Stan Kujawa, a historian who writes books on local history. Kujawa, who lives in Fayetteville, transferred the family photographs onto discs for them. To promote interest in documenting and preserving the stories of other early residents, Gavron has designed a questionnaire, “Eureka Street By Street.” People are invited to document the former owners of their homes. Gavron would like to find a school group who would adopt it as a project, with the students going house-to-house collecting stories about the owners, creating a link that would connect Eureka’s history to another generation.  For more information about the Eureka Street By Street project, email

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We support more in-town trails


ditor’s note: This week, we bring you some excerpts from the Eureka Springs Trails Master Plan document, which is so well-written and includes such good arguments, we thought you should all see it. The Lovely County Citizen fully supports the plan as well as the idea that more natural-surface, in-town trails through undeveloped areas (think grass and trees!) will enhance Eurekans’ quality of life as well as boost our attractiveness to potential visitors and residents. Following are portions of the Trails Master Plan that we found to be particularly informative and persuasive. Enjoy. A majority of Americans live in an environment of pavement under their feet. Though pavement makes it easy to walk, a soft surface is easier on mind and body. The history of Eureka Springs began long ago when Native Americans left the imprint of their trails leading to each of the healing springs. Therefore, simple, natural trails provide a healthy, alternative mode of travel which is cost-effective, scenic, and perfectly consistent with the historic nature of the town. Walking on trails can immerse the traveler in that experience and aid the formation of a stronger and deeper connection with the natural and historic surroundings and to the community that lives there. This simple activity leads people to entwine themselves in the life of the community and thrive. A sense of place is born. National studies have shown that a whole new set of travelers look for quality trails when choosing a destination. A sinuous trail network will entice those visitors to venture off the beaten path to Eureka Springs to refresh their spirits and mind. A new reason to visit the scenic town would mean greater revenue infusion into the local economy, benefiting all who live and work here. There are many benefits of trails and greenways that planners, funders, and the public need to know about: They make our communities more liveable; improve the economy through tourism and civic improvement; preserve and restore open space; and provide opportunities for physical activity to improve fitness and mental health.

Between the 2000 and 2010 census, Eureka Springs went from a population of 2,340 to 2,038. While a variety of factors have contributed to population decline, trail planners feel that having a robust interconnected trail system will help draw people to our area. Gallup and the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation launched the Knight Soul of the Community project in 2008 interviewing close to 43,000 people in 26 communities over three years. They found that three main qualities that attach people to places are: • Social offerings, such as entertainment venues and places to meet. • Openness (how welcoming a place is) • The area’s aesthetics (its physical beauty, green spaces, trails) Trails are also good for our health, international studies have shown. The Japanese word “Shinrin-yoku” is translated to mean forest bathing or forest therapy. While we all recognize the obvious health benefits of walking in general, be it on a street or sidewalk, there are increased benefits of walking in the woods. Japanese scientists have found ways to quantify the impact that forest therapy can have on humans. Some benefits identified are: Lowered blood pressure, lowered pulse rate, reduced cortisol levels, increased vigor, reduced anger and reduced depression. We have the opportunity to provide these therapeutic walks within an easy walking distance of downtown Eureka Springs! Opponents to bike path and trail projects often say that property values will be adversely affected, but there is not much evidence of this. The National Parks Service hits the mark when they say, “Increases in nearby property values depend upon the ability of developers, planners and greenway proponents to successfully integrate neighborhood development and open space. Designing greenways to minimize potential homeowner-park user conflicts can help avoid a decrease in property values of immediately adjacent properties.” There are numerous examples in the literature that indicate overall success depending on See Editorial, page 29

Citizen of the Week Frank Rebiejo, the manager of the Eureka Springs Farmer’s Market, is our Citizen of the Week. Frank has been running the show there for practically no pay for several years, and between his managing the market and participating in the market, it’s a fulltime job; he generally puts in at least 35 hours per week on administrative duties, operating the actual market, and baking for the market. He and his wife, Lisa, first got involved five years ago when they wanted a place to sell the baked goods they make under the business name “Frankie and Lisa’s Baked Gourmet Goodies.” Before long, he was roped into managing the whole shebang. This year is the Farmer’s Market’s 10-year anniversary, and they have lots of events planned to help celebrate, Frank says. Next up are a Flower Arranging Contest on Thursday, June 26, and a Fleur Delicious cooking contest on Thursday, July 10. Music Night is slated for Aug.

7, and a Salsa Contest will be held on Aug. 21. They even have an event slated for Sept. 25 celebrating beets (of all things) to coincide with the annual Bikes, Blues and BBQ festival in the region. Chili Contest Night is Oct. 2; and the Pie Contest is Oct. 16. Every Tuesday and Thursday the Farmer’s Market takes place at Pine Mountain Village from 7 a.m. to noon. For more information, visit their Facebook page or call 479253-4950. Thanks for all you do, Frank, to make our Farmer’s Market a success!

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Citizen Opinion by Margo Elliott

What do you think about the parking situation in downtown Eureka after reading last week’s letter to the editor?

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Inspiration Point Fire, EMS says thanks for recognition Libby Wright

“Flower Fancier”

I also put money in a meter that did not work .While visiting with my grandchildren. I had to move to another parking spot that you put money in the box to avoid another broken meter. Would be nice if they all worked.

Meg Welch Dendler

Dorothy Guertin

We often don’t go to events or select other restaurants so we won’t have to deal with parking downtown – or the lack of it. It’s not the cost, it’s that there are never any spaces when an event is going on (like a parade).

I have no problem with parking meters. I would rather plug a city meter then pay $5 at a private lot. I have traveled & lived a lot of other places & have paid more & less for parking in downtown areas.

“Eureka Author”

“Dogs by Dorothy”

On behalf of Inspiration Point Fire EMS, firefighters and traffic controllers, and Western Carroll County Ambulance District, I want to acknowledge Pastor Charles Reed and The First Assembly of God in Eureka Springs. On Saturday, May 24, this church displayed an extraordinary effort in providing a splendid luncheon to recognize the effort and devotion to duty of Western Carroll County EMS and fire service personnel. The recognition by Pastor Reed and his congregation is very much appreciated. — Jim Simmons Chairman, Inspiration Point Fire District Commissioner, Western Carroll County Ambulance District

CAPC not fulfilling its promises, reader says At the Town Hall meeting the chosen few at the CAPC stated that the CAPC was going concentrate on promoting lodging in 2014. And if I remember correctly they stated that the TV ads were to air outside of the Northwest Arkansas region. Specifically, in markets more than an hour’s drive from Eureka. Well, the CAPC’s Mike

Amy Welch “Merry Missourian”

Just spent the weekend there and the parking is pretty awful. I know the spots to go for free parking but for those that don’t or aren’t able to do the walk it’s tough.

Andy McWilliams

Mary Ann Pownall

Well, you put a quarter in the meter and you park for 15 minutes. Two quarters and you get 30 minutes. Three quarters and you get 45 minutes. I figured that out the first time I parked in Eureka.

Personally I would love to see Spring street closed to cars and made into strictly a walking promenade. Shuttles (trolley’s) only allowed. Either this, or allow a parking garage to be built.

“Cool Hand Andy” “Mighty Mary”


Citizen Survey What do you think about the parking situation in downtown Eureka after reading last week’s letter to the editor? m It is what it is; parking can’t be free. m We definitely need to fix the situation. m Parking in Eureka could be much worse, like it is in some big cities. Go to and weigh in. Vote by Wednesday 9 a.m.

Maloney is back on Eureka Springs radio, and Northwest Arkansas is being bombarded with TV ads. The chamber has been speaking with businesses owners, and the word is that BUSINESS IS BAD. Another B&B recently filed for bankruptcy, and several others are not far behind.  And how much did the CAPC collect for March? Why hasn’t that been front page news? Was it because there was a decrease in revenue from last year? If so, we already know the CAPC’s response to the decline: the cold winter weather has kept the big-spending bikers away. The recession has been over for five years. Help wanted signs are popping up all over. Tourism is up all over the country. Still there is something wrong with tourism here in Eureka. And while it may be true that some businesses may be doing better, the real reason for that is that they are grabbing more of their fair share of the ever-shrinking pie. The shame is that those who can have to spend more on advertising to promote their businesses just to stay in business. And if those efforts prove fruitful, rest assured that the CAPC will take all the credit.  Perhaps the CAPC can help those in trouble by giving seminars in bankruptcy law. — Bob Jasinski Angel at Rose Hall B&B

LAST WEEK’S QUESTION 90 votes cast Do you support more in-town trails in Eureka Springs?

m Undecided, have some concerns: 6.0% (4 votes) m No, concerned about privacy/safety: 22.4% (15 votes) m Yes, what took us so long?: 71.6% (48 votes)

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Eureka Springs seniors receive scholarships By Jennifer Jackson

Eureka Springs High School seniors received more than $25,000 in local scholarships, which were announced at the Senior Awards presentation last Friday. Counselor Patty Brill and Principal Kathyrn Lavender thanked the community for the financial support shown for students through local scholarships.

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New this year was the Greg Fargo Scholarship, founded by Paula Butler in memory of her brother, a 1988 E.S.H.S. graduate. Local Scholarships presenters and recipients were: The Hyatt Scholarship, presented by Earl and Rachel Hyatt: Hunter Dickelman, Haley Comstock ($500 each) Fraternal Order of Police, presented by Brian Jones: Haley Comstock, Pauline Crawford Colton Jeffrey Carr Memorial, presented by Wayne and Shalia Carr: Ryan Sanchez, Jake McClung, Grace Windle Greg Fargo Scholarship, presented by Martha Fargo, Frances Fargo and Paula Butler: Austin Young ($500), Liam Dillingham ($750), Kellie Crawford ($1,000) Jane Pearce Helms Scholarship (for U of A), presented by Rafael Garcia: Jake McClung Judith Stammer Kearney Scholarship (for U of A): Miranda Hudson Carroll County Conservation District, presented by Joe Fancher: Dalton Johnson ($1,500) Basin Spring Masonic Lodge #386, Smead Waldon Scholarship ($100 each) presented by Jim Evans: Langley Wolfinbarger, Dalton Johnson Beta Sigma Phi, Theta Chi Chapter, presented by Jane September: Miranda Hudson ($500) Carroll County Board of Realtors, presented by Don Eiler: Audrey Gilbreath Cornerstone Bank, presented by

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George Purvis: Langley Wolfinbarger, Hunter Dickelman and Jake McClung ($1,000 each) Eureka Springs Rotary Club, presented by Dave Teigen: Vocational : Pauline Crawford, Hunter Dickelman ($1,000 each). University: Grace Windle ($6,000). Mara Adams was named the E.S. Rotary’s Student of the Year by Wayne Carr. Highlander Athletic Boosters, presented by Coach Rambo: Jake McClung and Ryan Sanchez ($1,000 each) Holiday Island Rotary Club, presented by Bob Schmidbauer and Rita Trickel: Langley Wolfinbarger, Kellie Crawford, Haley Comstock, Miranda Hudson, Hunter Dickelman, Dennis Casey ($1,000 each) Larry Wicker Scholarship (vocational), presented by Bob Ahart of behalf of Vic Kennett of Kerusso: Kellie Crawford ($500) Patty Brill, school counselor, announced the students receiving package scholarships from the college they will attend: Hunter Dickelman, North Arkansas College ($6,000) Jake McClung, U of A presidential academic ($1,000) Miranda Hudson, U of A presidential academic ($1,000) Mara Adams, Lawrence University ($29,250) Haley Comstock, Allen Community College ($2,070) Liam Dillingham, Southern Arkansas University ($2,000/year)

Manon Gros, Cornell University ($59,888) Ryan Sanchez, Avila Community College ($12,500) Matthew Sharp, Champlain University ($7,500) Grace Windle, Harding University ($8,000/year) Austin Young, Northwest Technical Institute, full tuition Students receiving $2,000 State Merit Funding/Academic Challenge scholarships are: Hunter Dickelman, Kellie Crawford, Pauline Crawford, Langley Wolfinbarger, Sydney Burks, Miranda Hudson, Sara Baker, Liam Dillingham, Grace Windle, Samantha Mueller, Jake McClung and Caleb Tollett. On behalf of the National Honor Society, English teacher Jake Allen presented yellow stoles to honors graduates Mara Adams, Hunter Dickelman, Manon Gros, Miranda Hudson, Jake McClung and Grace Windle. Ryan Garcia was recognized for being accepted into the U.S. Marine Corps. Ellen Fuller of Educational Talent Search program recognized participants Mara Adams, Sara Baker, Hunter Dickelman and Manon Gros. Mathematics teacher Nancy Stainer illustrated “how we built this senior class” by introducing students according to the year they entered the school district. Students who left the district but returned and graduated with the Class of 2014 had to leave their seats and re-enter the auditorium according to the year they came back.

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Photos by Chip Ford

Eureka Springs High School

Senior Awards

The 2014 Senior Awards ceremony was held at the new high school auditorium on Friday morning in front of a packed house. A reported $800,000-plus was given out in various scholarships this year to the graduating class along with a sea of pens, certificates and other awards. The event was emceed by Principal Kathryn Lavender, Counselor Patty Brill and Mrs. Stainer.

Lavender gives an engraved crystal heart to 40-year teaching veteran Kathy Remenar, who is retiring.

Recipient of the Hyatt Scholarship, Haley Comstock.

Receiving the Fraternal Order of Police Award is Pauline Crawford.

Ryan Garcia accepts a lucrative scholarship package from the U.S. Marines.

Above is Jake McClung receiving the Colton Jeffrey Carr Memorial. Below is Evelyn Fuller handing out one of the four Educational Talent Search Awards.

Above is Allen Etheredge accepting his EAST award. Below is Max Hart receiving his awards for Science and English.

Recipient of the Carroll County Board of Realtors award, Audrey Gilbreath.

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Pauline Crawford and Haley Comstock laugh and wipe away tears.

Valedictorian Grace Windle accepts a Eureka Springs Rotary Club Award.

Teacher Jake Allen recognizes the academic achievements of Jake McClung.

Ryan Sanchez accepts the Colton Jeffery Carr Memorial Award.

Austin Young accepts the Greg Fargo Award.

Langley Wolfinbarger accepts the Cornerstone Bank Scholarship.

Ryan Sanchez receives recognition from Coach Rambo.

Above, Kellie Crawford accepts an award from the Holiday Island Rotary Club. Mara Adams accepts the Eureka Springs Rotary Student of the Year Award, below.

Dalton Johnson and Langley Wolfinbarger accept Smead Waldon Memorial Scholarships, above. Below, Manon Gros accepts an Educational Talent Search Award.

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2014 Eureka Springs High School G R A D U A T I O N

The Eureka Springs Class of 2014 tosses their commencement caps, above left. This year, the ceremony moved from The Aud to the newly constructed high school gymnasium. Above right is senior Jake McClung as he is congratulated by his parents, Joe and Chrys McClung. Below left is senior Max Hart moments after receiving his diploma. Below center are the seniors as they await – for just a few more minutes – their already-long-awaited walk to graduating high school. Below right is Gwen Etheredge as she embraces her son, graduate Allen Etheredge.

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1st Assembly of God EMS Luncheon The Eureka Springs 1st Assembly of God hosted its First Annual Western Carroll County EMS Luncheon at their house of worship along Highway 23 South. The group of 20-plus volunteers – some pictured at bottom – from the congregation worked all day preparing the barbecue feast. At left is Eureka Springs Fire Chief Rhys Williams as he accepts an award for his department. At right is Holiday Island Assistant Fire Chief Billy Emmons as he accepts an award for his department. Below left, Capt. Rod Wasson and EMT James Cowan are all smiles after finishing their plates. Below right is Grassy Knob Fire Chief Bob MvVey as he accepts an award for his volunteer fire department.

Photos by Chip Ford

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North Main FAMFest


Photos by Chip Ford

Journey Leach, 2, paints on a massive canvas at the N. Main FAMFest on Saturday afternoon.

American Cowboy Music Legend Michael Martin Murphey, above, performs at The Aud Saturday evening. Below are singer Melissa Deaton and the chuckling “Woodsongs” legend and host Michael Johnathon as they sing, dance, and laugh through their sets.

Sandy Martin snaps photos of the Eureka Springs School of the Arts booth.

Catherine Reed sings on the newly constructed stage aside the free parking lots on North Main.

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Where Courtesy and Service is still a Time Honored Tradition

A Salute To Excellence Lewis E. Epley, Jr. has served with distinction for 50 years (1964-2014) as a Bank of Eureka Springs/ Cornerstone Bank Board Member. His loyalty, caring and total commitment to build a better Eureka Springs has helped our bank to maintain its leadership role in the development of this community. He has raised the standards of those around him, and part of what Cornerstone Bank is today is a direct result of his efforts. We value his wisdom and knowledge and appreciate his continuing contribution to this bank, this community and the State of Arkansas.

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Village View

Alison By Sandra TaylorSynar Brown

My guest columnist this week is Kelly Madigan who is an expert at getting cool stuff like NEA grants and month-long paid residencies at writers’ retreats. She’ll be sharing her knowledge at our workshop this Saturday afternoon from 2-4 p.m.


Your Writing can Take You Places

pportunities for getting your work out into the world abound. Few writers break out into publication with a book from a major publishing house. We climb there, eventually, through building a path of smaller publications. These might include articles in newsletters, opinion pieces for the local paper, or participation in a collection of stories about a topic or place you are connected to. From there, writers might move to anthologies or journals publishing on a state-wide or national level. These “credits” build up, and show prospective editors that we are serious and doing our part to promote our body of work. Publishing isn’t the only way to build a writing resume. Prizes, including cash from state and local agencies, get noticed by publishers. Getting selected for writing residencies or retreats that choose participants based on the quality of their manuscript also adds to your credibility. (Plus, going away to an amazing location to write in peace for a week or two, or a month, appeals to many writers who otherwise struggle for adequate writing time.) How can you find out about these contests and programs? What can you do

to improve your chances of being selected? Having been on both sides, as a person submitting work and as an editor sifting through submissions, I have been able to see how people sabotage their own chances, and how winning manuscripts shine through the pile and get selected. Knowing how much work is involved to submit, it troubles me that some writers disqualify themselves almost immediately. With a little information, basic errors can be avoided, and the chances of your work being noticed, selected, published and awarded prize money improves. Writers write for many different reasons. Some write to understand their own experience, some to capture memories before they fade, some to work with the elements of language, story, and sound. Publication doesn’t matter to all writers, but for many it is a way to share their work and ideas with a larger audience. It completes the creative act, in much the same way that art seeks an audience to fulfill its goal of communicating. However, the world of publication can seem mysterious and daunting. The skills required for navigating the system are

Kelly Madigan is an accomplished poet and essayist whose work has been published in literary magazines and anthologies such as Best New Poets 2007, Crazyhorse, Prairie Schooner, Barrow Street, The Massachusetts Review, Calyx, Natural Bridge and elsewhere. (For an unbelievably long list of Kelly’s publicatons, go to the Nebraska Center for Writers at


Alison Taylor-Brown has an MFA in Fiction and a lifetime of teaching experience from preschool to university levels. She directs The Village Writing School, whose mission is to foster the development of area writers through workshops, writers’ circles, and coaching. Her column, Village View, appears weekly. To talk to Alison about your writing goals and dreams, contact her at or 479 292-3665.

different from the creative impulse that leads us to the page. Knowing where our work fits, where to submit it, and what to make of the rejections we receive is challenging. On Saturday, May 31, we’ll be talking about these issues and more in a workshop titled “It’s Not Who You Know: Tips for Publishing and Winning Priz-

es,” at The Village Writing School. Join us this Saturday when Kelly shares what she’s learned about how your work can take you places, improve your bank account, and be appreciated by an audience. The Village Writing School is located at 177 Huntsville Road. You can register on line at

Village Writing School share her knowledge of contests, agents, May 31: Writing a Self-Help, How-To fellowships, publishing, platforms, and Book the amazing world of writing residencies. Kelly Madigan June 22: Tales from the South – Paula 10 am – Noon $20 Morell Have you overcome obstacles? Oral Storytelling Do you have hard-won wisdom that can Location: Rogers, AR at 1st & Popular illuminate another’s pathway? 1 pm - 4 pm Kelly Madigan, author of the how-to Learn to write and present your work for book Getting Sober: A Practical Guide radio and public storytelling. to Making it Through the First 30 Days, Tale on the Rails includes a 2-hour workpublished by McGraw-Hill, will show shop and 1-hour train ride. you how to turn your personal experience and insights into marketable essays Enrollment is limited. June 26: Memoir Series and how-to books. Rebecca Mahoney May 31: It’s Not Who You Know: Tips How to create a true scene for Publishing and Winning Prizes – How to incorporate dialogue, Kelly Madigan 2 pm – 4 pm $20 How to create a story arc How to create characters. Win prizes from literary magazines, reWhere to draw the truth line? ceive a fellowship from the National EnPart workshop, part writing circle, this dowment for the Arts, and get invited to 3-afternoon series will allow you to get amazing locations to settle in and write some feedback on your story and your for up to a month at a time – while they pay you to be there.   writing. Limited to 8. $90 Reserve your Kelly Madigan has done all this and will spot by calling 479 292-3665. Register online at For more information, contact  or 479 292-3665. Follow Village Writing School on FB.

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Calendar of Events May 29: Spring Equinox CD/DVD Release Party

The Spring Equinox CD/DVD Release Party is scheduled for Thursday, May 29, from 6 to 9 p.m. at Caribe. At the event CDs and DVDs are half price ($5/$10) to each Concert Performer and Sponsor. Bring a friend to the party. There will also be a salsa bar, compliments of KJ. Enjoy a moment to reflect on some good times and catch up on what’s happening.

May 29 & July 16: A Taste of Opera

A Taste of Opera will be at the 1886 Crescent Hotel on May 29 and July 16, from 6 to 8 p.m. Reserve your seat right away for a meal with Opera in the Ozarks singers going from table to table singing your favorite arias and Broadway songs. Tickets are $55 each. To purchase tickets, call 479-253-8595, or buy tickets online at

May 31: Kings River clean-up in Carroll County

The Kings River Watershed Partnership will host its annual clean-up of the Carroll County portions of the Kings River on Saturday, May 31. Participants are asked to arrive at 8 a.m. at the put-in 2.7 miles north of Highway 62 on Highway 143, which is between Eureka and Berryville. There will be a roadside sign at the turn-off to the river access, directly across from Kings River Rapids. Dress for the weather and pack a lunch. A cookout, door prizes and music are planned for after the clean-up. For more information or weather updates, call Ray at 870 654-4134 or email

May 31: Writing a self-help, how-to book

Kelly Madigan, author of the how-to book “Getting Sober: A Practical Guide to Making It Through the First 30 Days,” will show you how to turn your personal experience and insights into marketable essays and how-to books. The workshop will take place on May 31 from 10 a.m. to noon at The Village Writing School, 177 Huntsville Rd. in Eureka Springs (Highway 23

South). Pre-registration is required. Cost for workshops is $20. Register online at For more information, contact Alison Taylor-Brown at or 479-292-3665.

May 31: Grassy Knob FD 37th anniversary

The Grassy Knob Volunteer Fire Department Auxiliary invites the community to the GK Community Center, at 12037 Highway 187, to celebrate the department’s 37 years on Saturday, May 31, from 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. This is a major fundraiser which will include a silent auction, bake sale, children’s activities, local authors, drawings and refreshments. Anyone wishing to donate an item for the silent auction can contact Lynne Barlow, at 479-253-6772. In addition to items, gift certificates for services such as pet sitting, electrical, plumbing, computer lessons, etc. are welcomed. For further information, contact Marie Lee at 479-253-1054.

May 31: Deadline for Fleur Delicious Weekend materials

The deadline to get into the promotional and print materials for the 4th Annual Fleur Delicious Weekend is May 31. Be sure to get your dates, times, details, costs, etc. for your events to organizers at There are exciting new events to announce this year. FDW is Tuesday, July 8 though Sunday, July 13.

June 2: Blood Drive

The Holiday Island Community Blood Drive will be held on Monday, June 2, from 11 a.m. until 4 p.m., at the Elks Lodge #1042, located at 4 Park Cliff Drive in the Holiday Island shopping center. Free cholesterol screening for all donors. Help make a difference in your community by donating blood.

June 2-July 14: Wine Making Class at Keels Creek Winery

Experience the fine art of wine making as Keels Creek Winery takes you through the step-by-step procedure of making your own Chardonnay to Zinfandel wines. Wines are

made in class with your equipment and our guidance. Fermentation is conducted in our temperature controlled-cellar and is overseen by our winemaker. Cost is $50 plus tax for one or two people making the same batch. Cost of wine making kits and juice is not included; varietal wine juice kits range from $60 to $175.95. Each batch yields approximately 30 bottles. Catalog of wine kits available on request. Private classes will be available on request. For more information or to make a reservation, call 479-253-9463, email and put “wine class” in the subject or check at the winery. Classes are Monday evenings from June 2 to July 14.

June 4: Meditation Skills Class

There will be a meditation skills class on Wednesday, June 4, from 6:30 to 8 p.m, at 17 Elk Street. This basic skills course is for anyone who is new to meditation, has not been able to maintain a regular practice or wants some refresher tips. We’ll discuss ways to support regular meditation and how to work with our incessant stream of thoughts. We will practice several forms of guided meditation throughout the class. For more information, contact Sandy Pope at 479-253-6181 or

June 5: Chamber Mid-Year Membership Luau

Join the fun at the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce Annual Mid-Year Membership Meeting and Luau on Thursday, June 5 from 5 to 7 p.m., rain or shine. For the second year, this event will be hosted again at the Fountain Garden of the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa. There will be hula dancing, limbo, music, heavy hors d’oeuvres and a cash bar. Hawaiian attire or summer casual attire is preferred. Please feel free to bring a guest. For more information, call 479-253-8737.

June 6: Hootenanny relocates

The Hootenanny that was meeting in Berryville at the recently closed Grand View Hotel restaurant will now be hosted at Roscoe’s Café in Eureka Springs on Friday, June 6 from 7 to 9 p.m. Bring acoustic instru-

ments only, and everyone is welcome. The café is located at 155 West Van Buren St. on U.S. Highway 62 West.

June 6: Hunger documentary at St. James

An important documentary, “A Place at the Table,” which investigates hunger in America as well as proposed solutions to alleviating the problem, will be shown at St. James Episcopal Church on Friday, June 6 at 6:30 p.m. It will be followed by a discussion led by Sue McIntyre, who has worked in food insecure countries and recently returned from an extended time in Yemen. This event is free and open to the public. For more information, call 479-253 8610.

June 7: Pancake Breakfast

The Holiday Island Elks Lodge will be holding a Pancake Breakfast on Saturday, June 7 from 7 to 10:30 a.m. Attendees can enjoy all you can eat pancakes, bacon, sausage, biscuits and gravy, as well as juice and coffee. Adult admission price is $6, and for children under 12, it’s $3. The Elks Lodge is located at 4 Park Cliff Dr. in the Holiday Island shopping center. Everyone is welcome to start their day off right with a delicious breakfast.

June 8: ‘Tales from the South’

Come join us for a special broadcast of “Tales from the South” at the newly renovated Main Stage Creative Community Center on June 8 at 4 p.m. The Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow is hosting “Tales from the Table,” a special show celebrating Arkansas Heritage Month’s theme of “Come to the Table.” We will be serving barbecue from Red’s Hillbilly B-B-Q and Catering, and there will be vegetarian and vegan options available. Beer and wine will be available at a cash bar. We will also have exhibits of local foods and producers, farm-to-table experts and local musicians. Tickets are available now for the event. Admission is $25 and includes dinner and the show. Seating is limited. To reserve your spot, call Linda Caldwell at The Writers’ Colony, 479-253-7444, or email

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Birthday celebration set for longtime resident By Jennifer Jackson

On Saturday, June 7, Lydia Bush is hosting an ice cream social at First Christian Church to celebrate the 80th birthday of her mother, Erica Maleckyj, who served her adopted hometown for more than 40 years. “I was thinking of how many people had been touched by her, and tried to come up with some kind of celebration for her,” Bush said. “Anyone who has known and loved Mom is invited to come and honor her.” Bush and her sister, Anna Bowman, were in high school when their mother, a widow, moved them to Eureka Springs from Chicago with a friend, Ruth Daly, in 1970. The two had met when they were both nurses in Chicago, and they continued their professions in Eureka. “When we came here, she and my Aunt Ruth trained the first EMT class,” Bush said.”They didn’t really have a program, and were starting one, so they asked them, since they had come from the ‘big city.’” Daly and Maleckyj also organized the Ozark Folk Festival parade one year, Bush said, as well as the acts that performed on stage. Her mother ran Pioneer Girls, Bush said, a version of Scouting for girls in junior high and high school. “Every woman who grew up in that time

in the community was part of Pioneer Girls,” Bush said. Maleckyj’s own childhood was overshadowed by World War II. Born on June 5, 1934, she grew up in a town in East Germany that is now part of Russia. Maleckyj and her older brother escaped from the Iron Curtain by hiding in the woods and crossing the border, Bush said. Bush doesn’t know how her parents met, only that her father, who died when she was 11, was from the Ukraine and taught at the University of Kiev Lydia Bush before the war. Maleckyj doesn’t talk about him or how her life was changed by the war. “War stories are never nice,” she said. “You have them if you went through it, you remember them, you do not dwell on those.” Bush was a baby when her mother emigrated to the United States in 1957, arriving in New York, then moving to Chicago. Her mother had her nursing diploma hidden in her shoe when she escaped, but was unable to document her hours, so retook nursing class-

Bark Park making progress Glen Couvillion, left, and Jeff Feldman set fence posts on the perimeter of the Eureka Springs Bark Park, an enclosed area for exercising dogs below Harmon Park. The Bark Park is scheduled to open in July. Photo by Jennifer Jackson

es in Chicago, Bush said. Her father died in 1967, leaving Maleckyj to raise the two girls. “She’s a survivor, of everything that has ever been put in front of her,” Bush said. Maleckyj returned to Germany to bring back her mother and aunt, caring for them until they passed away. Maleckyj and Daly also took care of family members and friends who were ill, and extended that hospitality to anyone in need. “If someone’s house burned down and they had no place to live, Mom and Aunt Ruth would open up the door,” Bush said. Another example: two older women were vacationing in Eureka when one of them fell and broke her hip. They could not continue traveling until the hip healed. “They had no where to go, so Mom and Aunt Ruth brought them to their house,” Bush said. “They lived there for two years. I knew them as Dr. Ann and Auntie.” Bush was a mission nurse in South America, and is now with Mercy in Rogers. She has three children, all of whom are coming to the birthday party. David teaches art at University of Arkansas, Matthew is a member of the border patrol in Arizona, and Katie, who lives in Rogers, is married and expecting her first child. Bush’s sister, Anna Bowman, and her husband are coming from California for the celebration. The Bowmans have two chil-

Transition JUANITA “SUE” KOVACS, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Feb. 12, 1946, in Toledo, Ohio, a daughter of Donald and Wilma (Boehner) Cline. She departed this life Thursday, May 22, 2014, in Rogers, Ark., at the age of 68. She worked as a United States Postal worker. She was a member of the Holy Family Church in Cassville, Mo., and loved spending time with family and crocheting. On October 24, 1963, she was united in marriage with Julius Kovacs who survives her of the home. She is also survived by five children, Sherry Detray of Michigan, Sandy Greenwood and husband Mark of Anthworp, Ohio, Julius Kovacs Jr. and wife Denise of Toledo, Ohio, Barbara Ann Newberry

dren, Leah and Hunter. When Maleckyj retired from nursing in 1996, she decided to learn glass-blowing. She sold her work at Silver Dollar City for years, Bush said. After she gave that up, Maleckyj heard about Franklin Graham’s project, Samaritan’s Purse, and got involved in Operation Christmas Child, created for children in Romania. It now provides shoe boxes filled with gifts and personal items for children in 100 countries. “She has been responsible for thousands of shoe boxes, which go out at Christmas time to children who aren’t going to get any kind of gift,” Bush said of her mother. In lieu of birthday gifts for Maleckyj, people can make a donations to Samaritan’s Purse in her name. The organization’s mission is to meet the spiritual and physical needs of people suffering from war, poverty, disaster, disease, and famine, some of which she experienced first-hand. “We’ll have a jar out, and we’re going to have an account at Arvest Bank if people want to make a contribution,” Bush said. “She can’t do it anymore, but she still has a heart for this.” Bush encourages people who know Maleckyj to stop at the church between 2 p.m. and 4 p.m. on June 7, have some ice cream, and wish her mother happy birthday.

Juanita “Sue” Kovacs

Feb. 12, 1946 – May 22, 2014

and husband Daniel of Swanton, Ohio and Kelly Kovacs Evans and husband Carl of Eureka Springs; one brother, Donald Cline and wife Dianne of Toledo, Ohio; nine grandchildren; four great-grandchildren; and a host of other family and friends. She was preceded in death by her parents, Donald and Wilma Cline and one brother, Gene Smith. Funeral service will be held on Saturday morning, May 30 at in Maumee, Ohio, under the direction of Maison-Dardenne Funeral Home. Interment will follow the service in St. Joseph Church Cemetery in Maumee, Ohio. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

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The Natural Way What to do for dementia


his is an amazingly beautiful world; it can also be equally cruel. No where is this more Jim Fain easily seen than with the ailment of Alzheimer’s disease. While there has been much attention given to this type of dementia recently not much has been said about the natural approach. The natural supplements can mostly be used alongside the prescribed drugs. Alzheimer’s disease is classified as one of the dementias. A dementia is a decline in mental ability that usually progresses slowly, in which memory, thinking, judgment and the ability to pay attention are reduced and personality may change along with. There is no known cause for this disease though genetic factors seem to be a key factor. Though, I remember a conversation with my medical division chief at Harbor/UCLA who had made dementias an area of special interest and he believed that if you didn’t use it you lost it. He believed in keeping the mind active in as many ways as possible, yet remaining focused. Certainly, if one of my family members showed signs of dementia I’d be wanting them to start using and stay on a high quality fish oil, vinpocetine (unless on prescribed blood thinners), Uridine, B12 (methyl type) and phosphatidyl choine. All of these supplements have good science supporting their use. None will stop Alzheimer’s from progressing to the natural end but are likely to slow the progress and improve the quality of life for a longer time. A supplement that I’m currently researching is N-acetyl cysteine and is promising. Other supplements should be on your short list as well. These are phosphatidyl serine and coconut oil. Again, good science exists on the possible benefits of these supplements for dementias including Alzheimer’s. From a whole food choice point of view, the Mediterranean plan is the best. Of course choosing locally grown and organic meat and veggies is the way to go. Emerging science is showing a linkage between grains/whole grains and increased inflammation found in the brain. Sugars and carbs have been identified as the source. Some physician/scientists have seriously questioned the role of a low fat diet along with the practice of prescribing cholesterol lowering statin drugs, too. I’ve been around people with neurologic (brain & nervous system) medical / psychologic / emotional difficulties from a professional standpoint for over thirty years. Understandings have deepened and advanced in the care of these precious souls but nothing gets you to know like experience does. My friend Hazel was my mentor while I learned from her as she developed Alzheimer’s...she is missed sorely.

Wisecrack Zodiac Aries: You have a rare opportunity to redeem yourself on Monday. Make sure your expiration date hasn’t passed, and ask the clerk if she honors double coupons. Sometimes it’s easier to value yourself when you know what you’re worth to a barcode scanner. Taurus: You’re feeling more lost than a sensitivity coach in a Dirty Harry movie. Don’t worry, when it comes to wisdom, you’re packing plenty of heat. Blow people away with your impressive knowledge of Spongebob Squarepants trivia. That’ll leave ‘em in the dust. Gemini: When someone tells you to take a long leap off a short pier, just smile and jump. They don’t need to know you have an inflatable raft in your pants. Cancer: You may not be the sharpest knife in the drawer, but if anyone needs a slightly irregular spork you are ready. Which is handy, because everyone already knows you’re a tool. Leo: You’re getting so wrapped up in yourself, it’ll take a dude with a forklift and a tub of lard to get you out. Get out of the plastic wrap before you fart and gas yourself unconscious. Virgo: If ‘sorry’ is the hardest word, the easiest one is ‘bacon.’ Tuck a couple of strips behind your ear and watch the world fall at your feet this week. Libra: Bad luck? If you were in the Garden of Eden, you’d cover your naughty bits with poison ivy. Let someone else make the decisions for you on Thursday, unless you have plenty of ointment stocked up. Scorpio: When your alphabet soup starts insulting you, it’s time to re-evaluate your personality. Be like Mr. Potato Head and stick on a few accessories like kindness, attentiveness and a mustache. Sagittarius: Don’t go gentle into the good night: it’s dark and

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something is likely to bite you on the toe. Wear some boots and take a flashlight. Better yet, stay inside where there aren’t any mosquitoes, snakes or in-laws at all. Capricorn: If the world is your oyster, it’s probably damp, slimy and gags you when it slides down your throat. Try to make the world into your cake, that’s much more fun to have around. Aquarius: A near-miss isn’t always bad, it just means you have to speak louder so she can hear you.

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Catch her attention and jog up to introduce yourself. She could be Lady Luck in disguise. Pisces: A pretty girl is like a melody, but you’re a Wagnerian opera at double speed: bewildering, confusing and a little frightening in odd places. You may not be catchy, but you definitely make an impact, especially in surround sound. Answers on page 25

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Lively Entertainment By Kristal Kuykendall

by Kristal Kuykendall

Two great Fayetteville bands performing here Friday night


ollowing are my picks for the best live music in Eureka Springs this weekend: Friday night at Chelsea’s Corner Cafe and Bar, one of my favorite, laidback-but-energetic folk-rock acts performs. The Strange Derangers were formerly known as Catfish Jackson and are led by gifted guitarist and vocalist Richard Burnett. The band’s four members play a mix old country, folk-rock and blues sounds. Hailing from the Fayetteville area, Strange Derangers has been surprising audiences with their raw, fresh approach to blues, rock and roll, and country. With a healthy mix of originals and covers, Strange Derangers pays tribute to their heroes and influences, including

Freddy King, Waylon Jennings, Willie Dixon, Levon Helm, and Dr. John, to name a few. Burnett – a frequent solo performer at Cathouse/Pied Piper – is well-schooled in both acoustic and electric guitar, as well as harmonica. His background includes membership in much-loved Arkansas bands such as Pope County Bootleggers, Honeyshine, and The Shackrats. Strange Derangers will take the stage around 9 p.m. Friday; admission is $5 and it’s open to all ages. Chelsea’s is located at 10 Mountain St., 479-2536723. ALSO FRIDAY Another favorite band of mine from Northwest Arkansas – but of a different



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genre – Isayah’s Allstars performs Friday night at Rowdy Beaver Den. Frontman Isayah Warford, whom I like to call Northwest Arkansas’ most versatile lead guitarist and vocalist, was featured on the cover of the most recent edition of Nightflying Magazine. It was a well-deserved honor for the gifted musician and showman. On Friday night, Warford will bring his full band, Isayah’s Allstars, to Rowdy Beaver Den. Isayah’s All-Stars is a flexible lineup of always-stellar musicians from the Fayetteville area who, basically, are sharing their unbelievably juicy, blues-y jam sessions with the public and calling them shows. Isayah’s Allstars, with musicians from very different backgrounds bringing it together on stage, feels like you just snuck in on a professionals’ jam session. So sit back, grab a drink and enjoy. Warford is a well-known commodity in the Northwest Arkansas music scene, having played or guest-performed with many different bands over the past decade – and having won a plethora of

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E. Van Buren, 479-253-2500: Bike Night, featuring Harvey Stone, 8 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe, 2 N. Main St., 479253-2525: TBD, 6 to 10 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den, 45 Spring St., 479-363-6444: Isayah & AllStars, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Rowdy Beaver Tavern, 417 W. Van Buren, 479-253-8544: Two Dog Two Karaoke, 7:30 p.m. •  The Stone House, 89 S. Main St., 479-363-6411: Jerry Yester, 6 to 9 p.m.

SATURDAY, MAY 31 • Basin Park Hotel Balcony Bar & Restaurant: Catherine Reed, noon to 2 p.m.; Chris Diablo, 6 to 9 p.m. • Blarney Stone: Jim Mills and the Hellbenders, 8:30 p.m. to midnight • Cathouse / Pied Piper: Reeves Brothers, 8 p.m. to midnight • Chelsea’s: Magic Mule, 3 to 6 p.m.; Centerfuze, 9 p.m. •  Eureka Live: DJ & Dancing 9 p.m. to close • Henri’s Just One More: Juke Box, 9 p.m.

• Jack’s Place: Blew Reed & The Flatheads, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Legends Saloon (Lumberyard): JAB, 9 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe: TBD, 6 to 10 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den: Cooter & Friends, 1 to 5 p.m.; The Larry’s, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.  •  Rowdy Beaver Tavern: Ride Shy, 7:30 p.m. SUNDAY, JUNE 1 • Basin Park Hotel Balcony Bar & Restaurant: James White, noon to 2 p.m.; Catherine Reed, 5 to 7 p.m.


8:02 a.m. – A caller from Spring Street reported her ex had destroyed her phone and home stereo system, and poured motor oil all over her porch. That is a waste of motor oil. 10:24 a.m. – A caller from a local inn requested an officer to check on a Corvette that was left in their parking lot. Officer responded and discovered the vehicle was not stolen. The caller said it can be left there for a few more days to see if the owner comes for it. It is a safe bet to say that if it was a less expensive car the request would have been to tow it. 11:45 p.m. – A subject called his girlfriend to request her to not come over because the barbecue is now tipped over and baby powder is all over the door and window. An officer responded and took a report. The call log does not say who called the police, or why someone has vandalized this guy’s home with baby powder and an overturned grill. May 23 7:00 a.m. – A complainant on Pivot Rock Road reported an unwanted guest who was warned to not return. An officer responded and arrested the subject for criminal trespass. 8:47 a.m. – ADT reported an alarm at a local pub. An officer responded and located an employee, who accidentally set off the alarm. 1:03 p.m. – An erratic driver was reported on Arkansas Highway 23. An officer responded but did not make contact with vehicle. 7:20 p.m. – A black and white mix-breed dog was reported to animal control officers. May 24 3:30 p.m. – A caller from a local business

reported a man entering the store and possibly taking a knife. An officer responded and searched the area but was unable to locate the alleged thief. 5 p.m. – An officer checked the area in front of the library for a suspicious person, and then arrested the subject for possession of a controlled substance. Don’t get high in from of the library, man, there are kids there. May 25 12:21 a.m. – A woman at a local campground reported a man coming into her tent and touching her inappropriately after offering her alcohol and drugs, but she did not know it was okay. An officer took a report. In what universe is this okay? NO MEANS NO GUYS! Learn some respect, campers. 9:58 a.m. – A caller from Van Buren Street reported an unruly guest. An officer responded and told them to leave. 12:18 p.m. – A complainant came into police department and filed a report for a stolen cell phone. 4:00 p.m. – An officer was advised that a scooter on Spring Street was meowing. The officer checked the scooter and discovered

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patrol. 11:21 a.m. – An erratic driver was reported on U.S. Highway 62. An officer responded and found the vehicle but saw no reason to pull it over. 11:34 a.m. – Another erratic driver was reported on U.S. Highway 62. An officer responded and arrested the driver for driving on a suspended license and possession of a controlled substance. 11:50 a.m. – An officer responded to a report of illegal parking on Kingshighway. The caller also said there was a dog in the vehicle. Upon the officer’s arrival, the vehicle was gone. 1:39 p.m. – A caller requested a welfare check on a woman in a vehicle behind the Grand Central. An officer responded to discover it was a man and he was waiting on his wife. 7:55 p.m. – A man advised police he picked up two beagle puppies on Rock House Road, in case the owner calls looking for them. That was nice of him, let’s hope they can be returned to their mother. May 21 8:27 a.m. – A caller reported people loitering at local liquor store. An officer responded and told them to move along. 6:18 p.m. – An officer arrested a subject during a traffic stop for an outstanding warrant on drug-related charges. May 22 6:40 a.m. – A caller reported that there was a dog that would not let him by on Spring Street. An officer responded and contacted the dog owner, who was unaware the dog had escaped.


• Chelsea’s: Brian Martin, 7:30 p.m. • Eureka Live:  DJ, Dancing and Karaoke, 7 to 11 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe: TBD, 2 to 4 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den: Lindsay with Issues, 1 to 5 p.m. MONDAY, JUNE 2 • Chelsea’s: Springbilly, 9 p.m. TUESDAY, JUNE 3 • Chelsea’s: Open Mic, 9 p.m. WEDNESDAY, JUNE 4 • Blarney Stone: Game night   • Chelsea’s: Josh Jennings, 9 p.m. that it was the security system making the noise. The meowing alarm is really effective – if your scooter is being burgled by mice. 10:21 p.m. – A caller from Lake Leatherwood reported a noise complaint. An officer responded, and the campers had already turned down their music. 11:11 p.m. – A caller from a local resort reported a drunk man walking towards the house with a beard and a banjo. An officer responded and arrested the subject for public intoxication and possibly being a member of the cast of “Duck Dynasty” or “Deliverance.” May 26 12:07 a.m. – A caller from Center Street reported a subject trying to pry the lock open to a local shop. An officer responded and no report was required, but there were pry marks on the door. 12:33 a.m. – An officer initiated a traffic stop on Van Buren Street that ended in the arrest of a subject. 2:07 a.m. – A caller form Hillside Avenue reported a noise complaint. An officer responded and advised them to turn their music down.


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JUSTICE FOR LAURA in 2014. Stop Domestic Abuse in Carroll County REWARD FOR INFORMATION leading to the recovery of my purse and/or contents. Missing from H.I. area since May 4th. Call 479-244-7084. SEEKING KNOWLEDGE of stage 4 melanoma cancer ASAP. Please call Christine 860-301-8856. (You may also leave info. at Eureka Market.) THE EUREKA SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET has started its regular season. Come on Tuesdays and Thursdays, 7a.m. to noon at Pine Mountain Village. We have freshly picked produce, plants, home-baked goods, local meats and so much more. Visit us at WHITE STREET SATURDAY MARKET. Open 8:00a.m.-11:30a.m. every Sat., Strawberries are in! Hearth baked breads, Locally grown produce, and other items! Ermilio's parking lot.

Garage Sale 3 FAMILY GARAGE SALE: Friday, May 30th, 8a.m.-2p.m. 15 Appaloosa, H.I. island, next to 3rd hole on golf course. Household and decorating items, shower door, toilet, pull golf-cart, leaf-blower. SATURDAY, MAY 31, 8a.m.-4p.m., 28 Chickasaw Place, Holiday Island (Indian Hills). Follow signs. Household items, leather couch, computer cabinet, gas grill. Cash only. TAG SALE: 63 Holiday Island Drive, May 30 & 31, 7:00a.m.-3:00p.m. (follow the red arrows & signs) Wrought-iron patio set, oak cabinet, beautiful baby quilts, 8-place setting lovely dishes, electrified antique oil lamp, carpet cleaner, portable 2-burner electric range, artist silk fabric steamer, new solar lights, tools, foot massager, carrying case for crafts or sewing machine, stretcher frame for silks, wood collapsible easel, photographer's umbrella, photographer's background frame, over-head projector, Dewalt screw driver, Black & Decker pivot-plus, Ryobi detail sander, facial masks for sanding/painting, large walnut framed beveled glass mirror, bathroom accessories for towels, curtains & tissue holder, antique wall clock, demitasse cups.... Much, much more! Thank you for your support. • Hill

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Pets GERMAN SHEPHERD PUPS, AKC, black/tan. American & German bloodlines. Breeder for over 25 years. Excellent temperament/health. Please call 479-244-7899.

Help Wanted FRESH IS SEEKING experienced servers. Immediate openings. Full time AND Part time. Respond to 184 N. Main Street, Eureka Springs. HOUSEKEEPING help needed. The Cinnamon Valley Luxury Cabins. Looking for detailed, reliable assistance. Great atmosphere! Email resume to or call 479-244-5942 IF YOU HAVE A PASSION for the history and the town of Eureka Springs, The Historical Museum has full and part-time positions available. Submit resumes by email only to MAINTENANCE PERSON FOR property care for small apartment complex. Some Knowledge of plumbing, electrical, and weed eating. Please call 870-421-6340. NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS for Part-time office clerk and part-time wait staff. Please apply in person at ES & NA Railway depot.

Help Wanted

ATTENTION Brighton Ridge of Eureka Springs is seeking a qualified individuals to fill the position of:

Floor Nurses RN’s or LPN’s & Maintenance Supervisor Brighton Ridge offers a newly remodeled living and working environment located in the beautiful city of Eureka Springs, AR. Brighton Ridge offers a competitive wage scale, full health insurance, 401K plans, and vacation benefits. Please inquire at the Business Office or send resumes to Jayme Creek. FX: 479-253-5325 235 Huntsville Road Eureka Springs, AR 72632 479-253-7038

Real Estate for Sale CHARMING COTTAGE on Owen St. 1BR/1BA Stucco on 2+ landscaped lots. Built 2003. $137,000. 479-244-9155. TWO for ONE, 1886 cottage refurbished & updated 1991 and studio apartment & garage built 1997. Best location in town, no traffic & quiet, one block above Spring St. $175,000/OBO. Call 951-545-3740 or for pictures.

ROCKIN PIG SALOON is now hiring for bartender, server and grill cook. Please apply in person 2039C E. Van Buren.

FOR LEASE OR SALE: Operating bar/restaurant business, unlimited potential. Excellent location and parking with numerous options. Call 479-903-0699.

ROOFING REPAIR, must be reasonable. ALSO need help with yard clean-up and yard work. Call Alice, 870-423-2411.

Services Offered

Call the Lovely County Citizen today to place your classified ad. (479) 253-0070.

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

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

SEEKING RESPONSIBLE INDIVIDUAL for morning desk clerk. Experience a big plus! 20-30 hrs./week. Call Howard to schedule an interview.

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

Commercial for Sale

ASK ME ABOUT FENCING! New fencing and repairs. Call 870-480-3884. BUSY CLEANING SERVICE: Seeking 1 or 2 clients for Thursday opening monthly. Over 30 yrs exp. Many excellent references. Must have good road. Email- Karen:

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, plumbing, electrical. One call does it all. 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 CHEF4YOU CATERING/PERSONAL CHEF SERVICE: I can work with any budget and all types of events. PERSONAL CHEF Service available, healthy weekly meals prepared for you and your family. Call Denise at 479-253-6118. GET A READING, here in Eureka Springs. Spirit Guided and Angel Cards. Call 417-543-4704 or 816-273-3668 for an appt. J.B. CUSTOM WOOD FLOORS: Installation, Sanding & finishing. Refinishing hardwood flooring. Pre-finished glue-down, nail-down. Stairs. Free Estimates. Insurance, References. 870-754-1303 LAST RESORT SOLUTIONS for old and new injury affecting nerves, brain, vascular, respiratory, digestive and urinary systems. Pain, Numbness, Fatigue, Brain Fog, Allergic or Inflammatory states. Neurology, Acupuncture, Kinesiology, Clinical Nutrition. Steven Shiver, DC, ND. 479-665-2544 OZARK PAINT COMPANY: Interior, Exterior, decks and pressure washing. Call Andy Stewart at 479-253-3764 PATHWAY MEDIATION — private, informal, confidential, affordable. Check us out at 870-423-2474. Q&R OUTDOOR SERVICES Gutter cleaning, mowing, painting, pressure washing, staining, tree removal. Call John 479-244-0338 THE CLEAN TEAM Housecleaning and Janitorial. Bonded and reliable. Many references. Free estimates. 20 years experience. Call 417-655-0694 or 417-597-5171. WILSON LAWN CARE - Commercial, Residential. For all your mowing and trimming needs. Free Estimates. Call 479-244-7527.

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Motorcycles for Sale


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

I BUY AND REMOVE older vehicles, running or non-running. Reasonable prices paid. Vintage Vehicles. Call Bill at 479-253-4477.

2009 HONDA METROPOLITAN Scooter. 49cc. Many extras! 100 miles PLUS per gallon! One owner. $1550. Call 479-981-1900.

For Rent 1 ROOM EFFICIENCY. All bills paid. Located on Onyx Cave Rd. $325/mo. 1st/last/security deposit. Call 479-253-6283 or 479-253-6959.

LOOKING FOR A decent, reasonably priced, used houseboat, pop-up camper and/or camper. AND/or 1994-2000 Cadillac Sedan/Deville. Call Steve at 479-253-2338.

Cabin for Sale

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. EXQUISITE 1BR/1.5BA apartment in all-log tri-plex, with W/D, 2-car carport & deck covered on 2 sides, with outstanding view. 870-421-6340. HOLIDAY ISLAND: 1BR, Furnished. Deck, woods view. $525 single. $575 couple. Includes utilities, cable. No Pets. No Smoking. References. Lease. F/L/S† 479-981-2979 NEAR EUREKA SPRINGS, 2BR/2BA Country home with large porch, W/D, plus much more. No Smoking. References required. $800/mo. Call 479-981-1900

KINGS RIVER CABIN – Brand new 1,536 sq. ft. cabin on 1.3 acres, 2 bedroom, 2 1/2 bath, native cedar floors, tile kitchen floor, custom pine cabinets. 480 sq. ft. covered porch on front and 480 sq. ft. covered porch on back. Metal roof. On the Kings River close to Trigger Gap. Only 9 miles from Eureka Springs. $199,000 or best offer. Call (479) 981-1177.

NEWLY REMODELED OLDER home. 2BR/2BA, large yard, CH/A, W/D, off street parking, No pets, No smoking. Year lease. $850/mo. 479-253-8946.


STORAGE SHEDS AVAILABLE at Bass Lane Storage on Holiday Island. 479-253-1772 or cell 262-496-5025.

Roommate Wanted SEEKING LIVE-IN COMPANION. To be available for occasional minimal assistance PLUS working 24-30 hrs./week. Please call 479-244-5011 for more information.

Commercial for Rent 2000 sq.ft. Retail Space available on North Main. Great terms. 1 year lease minimum. Call 479-871-7750 for info. 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. EXTREMELY NICE METAL shop building, overhead door, with bathroom, on 5 rural acres. For Rent or Sale. Call 870-421-6340.

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

Misc. for Sale 16' x 20' LOG HOME KIT. Dove-tailed and drilled for electric. $5900 or will complete. 479-253-2383 DERKSEN PORTABLE BUILDINGS for sale or rent-to-own. Hwy 62West, across from Walmart, Berryville. No deposit or credit check. Free Delivery. 870-423-1414



Transformer fire causes outage near HI By Kathryn Lucariello

HOLIDAY ISLAND – A faulty substation regulator caused a fire and power outage for a little over an hour near Holiday Island on Monday. The fire was reported to the Holiday Island Fire Department at about 1:10 p.m. to be located at the Carroll Electric substation north of Holiday Island, said CE spokeswoman Nancy Plagge. “One of the substation regulators failed,” she said. “This is the equipment that is consistently stepping up or down voltage in order to bring the correct voltage to the distribution lines which feed


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attention to design and maintenance and addressing issues and problems with property owners promptly. In 2001, Dr. John Crompton of Texas A&M University compiled results of 25 studies on the effects of open space on property values: 20 of 25 studies concluded that open space and parks increased proximate property values; four of the five remaining studies reached no negative conclusions. More recently, the Delaware Center for Transportation conducted a large project including a literature review of past information and studies concerning property values related to the presence of bicycle and pedestrian paths. In addition, Delaware property values were examined to determine how the presence of a bicycle path may affect property values. Bike facilities are typically also for pedestrians, skaters, and other non-motorized uses and are typically referred to as paths, trails, or greenways. Bike lanes addressed in this project were for the most part, dedicated paths rather than portions of the public roadway simply striped or designated as a suggested bike way due to extra road width or shoulders. The majority of studies examined indicate that the presence of a bike path/trail either

power out to members.” The regulator, which is filled with oil, carries an arc through the oil to regulate the voltage. “The lid of this particular regulator blew off, releasing its oil and causing the fire,” she said. “It is unknown at this time what caused the failure.” Both the fire department and CE linemen battled the blaze. Power was rerouted through a second substation transformer to restore power while the regulator was being replaced. Power was restored to everyone in 72 minutes, Plagge said. The outage affected 3,864 consumers. increases property values and ease of sale slightly or has no effect. Studies have shown that neighbors of many bike paths/trails feel that the quality of life of their neighborhood has been improved, that the trails were a good use of open space, and in the case of abandoned railways were an improvement from before the trails went in. There is definitely a large portion of the population that sees bike paths as an amenity and will seek out residences near trails, parks, and other natural resource areas. Some studies express that those recently moving into areas near bike paths are generally more favorable to them than those who have lived in neighborhoods before the construction of a trail. In some areas, a large majority of neighbors surveyed were very happy with the trails, even some who were originally opposed to their construction. Judging from the studies and statements presented above, there leaves little doubt that the City of Eureka Springs must become proactive in its pursuit of outdoor activity opportunities such as hiking and biking. The types of trails that our trail planners envision require very little capital investment, especially in light of the anticipated (grants and) awards. Our economy begs for light industry and our demographics begs for youth and families. Outdoor recreation provided by trails can be a cost-effective means to assist with these goals.

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Pet of the Week “Sophie” (#199) is a large, very beautiful 7-yr old tabby & white sweetheart. She was the constant companion of her recently deceased owner. She’s very quiet & affectionate & would love to have you as a friend. Why not give Sophie a chance for another home? Sophie is spayed & has all her shots. She is one of over 100 homeless cats at the Good Shepherd Animal Shelter, Hwy 62 east of Eureka Springs; open 12-5 every day but Wed; phone 2539188. The Shelter has really nice dogs of almost every size & breed & beautiful cats of every color, plus new, very pretty puppies & kittens. Adopt a pet & save a life & thank you for caring.Thank you.

Fain’s Herbacy

15% Off Every Wednesday!

Serious Supplements & Herbals Jim Fain, PhD • Robin and Ginger 61 North Main St., Eureka Springs


FEATURING Chef David Gilderson THURSDAYS LOCALS NIGHT $14.95 $16.95 Specials

Wed - Sat 5-9 pm •

304 Mundell Road, West Eureka Springs off Highway 187 479-253-5525


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

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



It’s Love At First Bite At

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Expert Guidance Unique Natural Supplements

In Eureka Springs OPEN DAILY AT 5PM

26 White St. on the Upper Historic Loop


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


Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week

Breakfast Saturday & Sunday

Wi-Fi Access

Take-Out Available

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

DIRTY TOM weather permitting

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

Freshest Food in Town Award Winning Coffee and Dessert Open Daily 8am – 3pm Except Tues & Wed Junction of Spring & Main in Historic Downtown 479-253-6732

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The Artosphere Festival Orchestra with Corrado Rovaris, Music Director

Featuring 80 premier musicians from around the world


Don’t miss this opportunity to experience world-class music that is sure to inspire!


American Crossroads: Copland, Higdon and Brubeck SATURDAY MAY 31 | 8pm | Walton Arts Center | Tickets: $10, $25 Join us as the AFO performs an all-American repertoire featuring high-energy string trio Time for Three.



Scandinavian Masterworks: Grieg and Sibelius


FRIDAY JUNE 6 | 8pm | Walton Arts Center artosphere

Tickets: $10, $25 AFO musicians perform Scandinavian masterworks for the festival finale – featuring renowned Italian pianist Emanuele Arciuli.


Artosphere is funded in part by an Art Works grant from the National Endowment of the Arts. Other supporters include Bentonville A&P Commission, Greenwood Gearhart, Inc., Regions Insurance, the Stella Boyle Smith Trust, Walmart Foundation, Walton Family Foundation, Bob & Becky Alexander, Les & Mina Baledge, the David Banks Family, James & Emily Bost, Ed & Karlee Bradberry, June Carter, Dale & Prudy Caudle, Chip & Susan Chambers, Steve & Jamie Clark, Nick & Carolyn Cole, Marybeth Cornwell & Rick Hays, Cynthia & Tom Coughlin, Sandy Edwards, Pete & Shirley Esch, Fred & Barbara Frye, Hershey & Denise Garner, Jeff & Lisa Gearhart, Orville & Susan Hall, Meza Harris, Malcolm & Ellen Hayward, Tony & Susan Hui, Tom & Jill King, Greg & Hannah Lee, David & Deborah Malone, Robert & Melinda Nickle, David & Pam Parks, John & Marsha Phillips, Mary Lynn Reese, Frank & Sara Sharp, Mitchell & Barbara Singleton, Barbara G. Taylor, The Chancellor Hotel, Clubhaus Fitness, Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, Greenhouse Grille, KUAF 91.3 Public Radio, Arsaga’s at the Depot. AFO Media Partners: NWA Media, Celebrate Arkansas Magazine, CitiScapes Magazine, Kid’s Directory of Northwest Arkansas, Entertainment Ft. Smith Magazine, KBVA-Variety 106.5 FM, Lovely County Citizen, and Fayetteville Flyer. Music Director support provided by Greenwood Gearhart, Inc.

Please join us for a

Taste of Opera

A Memorable Evening Awaits Opera in the Ozarks, a nationally acclaimed program for emerging operatic professionals, invites you to a celebration and “taste” of its 64th season. Enjoy an evening of delectable food, drink and outstanding entertainment by Opera in the Ozarks stars and staff.

Thursday, May 29 / 6:00 p.m. and

Wednesday, July 16 / 5:15 p.m.

Historic 1886 Crescent Hotel

75 Prospect Avenue / Eureka Springs, AR 72632

Tickets are $55 each

To purchase tickets or for more information, call 479.253.8595 or visit

(479) 253-8595 / Hwy. 62 West / Eureka Springs, AR 72632 A Little Night Music (2012)




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

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

Make it your own... opportunity awaits to make this successful long term rental facility into whatever you desire. Owners quarters and 11 rentals on over 3 acres. Close to the lake and easy access to Eureka. Good highway frontage. Call for a showing today! $325,000.

AL HOOKS 479.363.6419

AL HOOKS 479.363.6419

PAuL FAuLK 479-981-0668 -

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

CONGrAtS!!! to Cheryl Colbert on receiving her broker’s License.

AL HOOKS 479.363.6419 –

This cleared 3.96 acre property comes with a beautifully maintained 3 bed / 2 bath home, separate garage w/ electric, gas, water, a well house & bonus building. 4th room in home used as office but can be bedroom. Nearby school bus stop, stores, amenities. Minutes to downtown Eureka. Don’t miss this one! $121,000.

Cheryl will continue the professional and personal services she has always offered her clients at Hooks Realty, but in the advanced capacity and skills of an Executive Broker ...

why work with the rest when we offer the best!!!!!

Victorian cottage in the i of the city. Charming gingerbread detail throughout, fenced yard, 2 car garage. Possible income potential from separate guest quarters w/bath & kitchen. $234,900.

Lovingly m a i n tained lake house offers the best for full time or vacation living. Spacious open floor plan in the living/dining area opens onto the back deck w/hot tub. Bedrooms on either side of living space provides privacy for owners & guests. Tons of storage space including 2 ~ 2 car garages. MOVE IN READY! Call today for your private showing. $235,000.

AL HOOKS 479.363.6419

CHeryL COLbert 479.981.6249

Great Investment opportunity. Extremely well maintained 4 plex with proven rental history. All units are spacious with 2 Bdrms, 1 bath, porch or private balcony with wooded views. Off street parking, hiking paths, minutes to shopping, downtown Eureka, marina and lake. $199,000.

This beautifully updated Upper Spring Street home features an open living / dining area, contemporary kitchen, open front porch, yard, koi pond and decks, off street parking PLUS a renovated carriage house used for nitely lodgings. Attention to detail and quality throughout. Call for a showing today! $369,000.

Stunning 3/2 with separate remodeled cottage, new garage on 1.18 acres, In town with maximum privacy. This house has been immaculately maintained and is stunningly landscaped, w/gazebo, Koi pond with running waterfall. Big private cliff side deck. Wheelchair accessible. stamped concrete driveway, Complete watering system. Home sits along year-round creek. $249,000. – – – –


AL HOOKS 479.363.6419 -

AL HOOKS 479.363.6419

CHeryL COLbert 479.981.6249 –


AL HOOKS 479.363.6419

This 2008 2 bed/2 bath home on 1.82 acres boasts a solid concrete foundation & 8” concrete walls. Reinforcements, 12” insulation throughout walls & ceiling adds to it’s fuel efficiency. Open floor plan, stainless appliances, 2 ply door & windows w/built in blinds, newer carpet, tile & laminate floors. 2 addtl rooms. Separate laundry room. Sky/solar lights. Walk in closets. Low maintain exterior, buried cable & lines, picnic area. $179,000. $174,500.

PAuL FAuLK 479.981.0668 – Fabulous 3 story 5,000 sq ft home on mountain top ridge near Blue Springs Resort. Stunning river & mountain views abound. Great privacy factor on 1.72 (+,-) acres. Minutes to historic downtown Eureka Springs. This 3+bed/ 4 bath, 3 car garage home has too many amenities to list. Call for a private showing today! $439,000. $388,000.


AL HOOKS 479.363.6419 –

1,240 sq ft 1800’s shotgun-style farmhouse on 1 acre offers end of road privacy. Double parlor, covered porches and old barn. Open garden area. Minutes to downtown. $124,000.

AL HOOKS 479.363.6419 –

This updated and well maintained condo offers a care free lifestyle to the discerning purchaser. FAB lake views from your private deck compliments that outdoor lifestyle. Great area offering all the amenities of Holiday Island. Close to marina, swimming, golf courses, hiking trails, shopping, and just minutes to historic downtown Eureka. A chance to enjoy home ownership without the hassles. $59,900.

AL HOOKS 479.363.6419 –

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