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VOLUME 14 NUMBER 37
AUGUST 1, 2013
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Power industry planning two more lines in Carroll County Eureka Springs Berryville Green Forest
To Newark, Ark.
n Sears guilty in
n Appeals Court:
n Fluoride facility
Second suspect reaches plea deal with the state
Deputy Joel Hand being sued for excessive force
Water district board to move ahead with plans
arson, theft plot
Blue John arrest OK to proceed at CBWD
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Dispatch Desk July 22 9:49 a.m. — Caller reported damage done to a tree at the city park over the weekend; an officer took her report. 11:35 a.m. — Complainants asked an officer to look at something they think may have been a grave. The officer determined it was just a pile of rocks and they should cut back on the zombie movies. 1:06 p.m. — Caller from a gas station reported customer drove off without paying. Officers were unable to locate the vehicle described. July 23 5:03 a.m. — A caller advised that her daughter had rolled her car and she was looking for her. Officers responded, the girl had injuries and the car was blocking the road. EMS took her to the hospital and the officer took the report. 12:19 p.m. — Complainant advised that a tree was being cut down without permission of the property owner. The responding officer made contact with the person that ordered the tree cut and told him not to return
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July 24 9:19 a.m. — A caller reported that 2 dogs were loose by the cemetery. An Animal Control Officer responded, but didn’t locate the dogs. They must have left after paying their respects. 9:21 a.m. — Another caller reported a small dog running around, near downtown. ACO wasn’t able to locate the dog. 10:44 a.m. — A report was called in of a man with a bayonet inside a local restaurant. He was getting confrontational with other customers. Officer arrived and the man had gone and hadn’t threatened anyone, and it was discovered it had actually been a knife in a sheath, not a bayonet. No report was needed. Perhaps it was the ghost of a French WWI soldier? 2:33 p.m. — Another report of a large dog running loose at the cemetery. ACO responded and a citation was written. 5:20 p.m. — A caller reported a head-on collision in front of a local restaurant, blockSee Dispatch, page 21
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Documents: Proposed SWEPCO line just the beginning By Kristal Kuykendall SWEPCO’s plans to build a 345,000 Volt electric transmission line will likely, if approved, soon lead to two new additional mega-lines beginning at the proposed Kings River substation and running eastward across the most populated parts of Carroll County — and slicing all the way across the northern third Arkansas. Indeed, in planning documents used by Southwest Power Pool, the regional reliability organization that oversees utility interconnectivity in much of the South and which has instructed SWEPCO to build the currently proposed line in Western Carroll County, maps for future planning obtained by Lovely County Citizen show not one but two new lines. One of them is proposed to be 345kV, the other one 500kV, which is the largest being used today, and both will begin at the proposed new substation on the Kings River and go eastward. One line proposed by SPP runs for 130 miles from the new Kings River substation and heads southeast through Berryville, Green Forest, Harrison and Mountain View on its way to an existing station in Newark, Ark. A second project studied by SPP and proposed in a 2009 presentation begins at the Kings River substation and heads east-northeast for 110 miles, cutting north of Berryville, through Omaha, over Bull Shoals Lake and Lake Norfork north of Mountain Home before hitting the Missouri state line at Cox Creek and eventually joining a line already in place at Gobbler Knob, Mo. In a 2011 planning document, SPP confirmed these plans, dubbed the “Ozark
station in order to connect with major power lines in the East. Entergy would likely be the utility company building the lines going eastward from the Kings River substation, since the routes are largely inside their service territory. Entergy is not a member of the Southwest Power Pool, which is one of eight regional reliability organizations tasked by the federal government with ensuring electric reliability and supply abundance across the country. Entergy, instead, is a member of a different reliability organization called MISO, or Midcontinent Independent System Operator Inc. An Entergy spokeswoman told the Citizen this week they have not yet received instructions — such as the Notice to Construct sent by SPP to SWEPCO — from MISO to begin the Ozark Plan projects, Photo by David Bell but they are closely watching the progress Residents listen closely to panelists at a forum held last Thursday in Berryville to of SWEPCO’s efforts on the currently proeducate residents of Eastern Carroll County on the proposed SWEPCO power line. posed 345kV line through Western Carroll and Benton counties. Plan,” and estimated the total cost at $915 the lines they deem as needed, SPP Vice “Since April, Entergy Arkansas has been million. President of Engineering Lanny Nickell coordinating with SWEPCO, AECC, and Glimpse Into The Future has testified to the Arkansas Public Service SPP to ensure the interconnection could be SPP’s plans are not generally consid- Commission. reliably constructed within the proposed ered mere proposals by industry experts Delivery of a Notice To Construct by SPP timeframe by June 2016,” said Sally Grabut instead are more frequently considered is exactly what occurred in 2008 when SPP ham with Entergy Arkansas. a glimpse into the future, since SPP, like sent SWEPCO orders to build the 345kV The precise plans to construct the Ozark other regional reliability organizations, has line that SWEPCO is now asking the APSC Plan lines going eastward from the Kings federal authority to order utility companies for approval to build. River is expected to be included in Enterto construct the lines as SPP sees fit. And Nickell told APSC in his testimony that gy’s next transmission planning proposal if the first utility SPP orders to construct SPP was aware at the time it planned the that it will send to MISO later this year, a new line declines or is otherwise unable Shipe Road-Kings River line that addition- she said. MISO will analyze the proposal, to complete the Notice To Construct, then al mega-lines would need to be constructed make any needed changes, and eventually SPP would find another utility to construct going eastward from the Kings River sub-
See SWEPCO, page 5
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Sears pleads guilty in arson, theft ring plot By Landon Reeves One of the two men charged with the theft and arson of a Eureka Springs hotel in 2011 pleaded guilty to conspiracy to commit arson and theft of property at his pretrial hearing on July 8. Jason Lindley Sears, 36, a transient who police say lived in Eureka Springs, was previously extradited from Missouri to Boone County to face charges there. Once in the neighboring county, he was then transferred to the Carroll County on a bench warrant. Sears was given two sentences of 120 months in the Arkansas Department of Correction that will be served concurrently with each other and the Missouri felony cases. He was also fined $2,170, according to official documents. On Jan. 4, he appeared in court in Carroll County and was charged with two counts of theft of property, Class B felonies; three counts theft of property, Class D felonies; arson, a Class Y felony; and commercial
burglary, a Class C felony. At his pretrial hearing, the state “nolle prossed” four counts of theft of property, a count of commercial burglary and one of arson. The theft of propSears erty and commercial burglary were consolidated into one count of theft of property, which is common, said Deputy Prosecuting Attorney David Phillips, who assisted with Sears’ case. The one count of arson was nolle prossed to match terms with Sears’ plea agreement after his cooperation through testimony, court preparation and the criminal investigation, Phillips said. Nolle pross is the commonly accepted
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abbreviation for nolle prosequi, a latin term meaning “do not prosecute.” Charges that are nolle prossed are basically dismissed, but unlike a normal dismissal, the charges can Basnett be reintroduced to the court in a year’s time if the need arises. If the charges are not brought back within a year, they are handled as if they were dismissed, Phillips said. The investigation launched by the Eureka Springs Police Department in late 2011 reportedly turned up three stolen trailers filled with heisted property, all found behind the 1876 Inn. The discovery unearthed what police say was a huge theft ring that required the involvement of law enforcement agencies across Northwest Arkansas, southwest Missouri and Oklahoma. Approximately $100,000 worth of items were recovered following the arrests of Sears and Richard Basnett, 61, of Tahlequah, Okla., police said at the time. At Basnett’s home and at other Oklahoma properties, police said they recovered two zero-turn Kabota mowers that were stolen from Berryville Equipment. A month prior to Sears’ arrest, in November 2011, an officer made contact with Sears as he was leaving the Victorian Inn, which was repeatedly burglarized, according to a probable cause statement issued by the Eureka Springs Police Department. At the time, Sears identified himself as “Jason Smith” and stated that he worked for Basnett at the 1876 Inn, and the copper and torches he possessed belonged to Basnett. In December 2011, Sears allegedly burglarized and set fire to the Pine Top Lodge, police said. During that investigation, Detective Brad Handley was able to identify “Jason Smith” as Sears. Basnett pleaded guilty to soliciting arson and theft of property for the Pine Top
Lodge case in Eureka Springs in 2011, authorities said. In January 2012, the two suspects were arrested, shortly after authorities’ investigation led them to additional crimes and resulting charges, they said. As the investigation into the incident at the Pine Top Lodge continued, additional stolen goods and contraband began to surface after police interviewed Sears, who was captured in Missouri following a multi-agency pursuit. “We were able to recover a lot of property and return it to its owners,” said Eureka Springs Police Chief Earl Hyatt. “A large amount of property was discovered during the investigation, and the suspects led us to a rural area near Carrollton, where more stolen property was recovered. We have since identified whose it was and returned it.” Sears reportedly admitted to the theft and arson at Pine Top Lodge, claiming Basnett offered him $10,000 and a pickup truck for burning the motel and gave him the fuel to start the fire. “After consultation with the victims in the cases, Basnett was sentenced to 30 years in the Arkansas Department of Correction plus an additional 20 years suspended,” according to a press release from Prosecuting Attorney Tony Rogers’ office. The Pine Top case was not Basnett’s first run-in with the law. In 2007, police allege that they caught Basnett in an attempted arson at the Land O Nod Inn in Eureka Springs. The case against Basnett was later dismissed because Tim Weaver, the city attorney, didn’t provide the defense with information they had requested. Hyatt said they found lighter fluid, rags and a lighter when Basnett was arrested. Earlier in 2012, Basnett was federally charged in Oklahoma for unlawful possession of a stolen firearm. He is a convicted felon, and felons are not allowed to possess firearms. ••• Information for this story was contributed by staff writers Tina Parker and Kristal Kuykendall.
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Appeals Court says Hand’s arrest of Chevallier OK Blue John’s excessive force lawsuit against deputy sent back to lower court
By Catherine Krummey The U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals has reversed a U.S. District Court’s finding that Carroll County Sheriff’s Deputy Joel Hand failed to meet his burden of proof of probable cause when he arrested Edward “Blue John” Chevallier. The appellate court ruled that Hand did indeed have the required probable cause when he arrested Chevallier. Chevallier’s lawsuit against Hand is expected to now return to a lower court for eventual trial on Chevallier’s claim of excessive force. The case stems from the Aug. 16, 2010, arrest of Chevallier at Blue John’s Trailer Park, which he owned until his death in May, located in Berryville. Chevallier was charged with criminal trespass, harassment, disorderly conduct and refusal to submit to arrest. The charges were later dismissed, but Chevallier filed a lawsuit against Hand and Sheriff’s Deputy Billy Floyd accusing them of excessive force and false arrest under the Fourth and Fourteenth Amendments of the U.S. Constitution. Floyd was later dismissed as a defendant. Specifically, Chevallier accused Hand of lacking probable cause and using excessive force during his arrest. Consideration of Chevallier’s excessive force claim was stalled last summer, after Hand asked the District Court to decide the question of probable cause without going to a jury trial. In making the request, Hand cited state immunity laws meant to protect officers from unwarranted litigation. U.S. District Judge P.K. Holmes denied Hand’s motion on Aug. 6, 2012, ruling that Hand had not had probable cause to arrest Chevallier and, thus, should not be immune. One week later, Hand appealed that judge’s decision to the U.S. Eighth Circuit Court of Appeals, which
issued its ruling last week in support of Hand’s argument. “I’m very pleased,” said Carroll County Sheriff Bob Grudek. “It’s what we’ve been saying all along: He made a lawful arrest.” Prior to Chevallier’s arrest, Hand was dispatched to Dan Rice’s residence inside Blue John’s Trailer Park for an altercation between Chevallier and Rice after Chevallier told Rice he had to move out of the trailer. Hand, aware that Rice had actually leased the trailer from Jeff Micheletto, warned Chevallier that he would arrest him for criminal trespass if he contacted Rice again. On Aug. 16, 2010, Hand and Floyd were called to the park again, where Hand observed Chevallier driving away from Rice’s trailer. According to Rice, Chevallier “kept taunting him” after the initial visit. Despite Hand’s warning during the first visit, Chevallier admitted to having gone over to talk to Rice again. Hand told Chevallier he was under arrest, and then Chevallier refused to comply, prompting Hand to pepper spray him. The deputies then placed Chevallier on the ground, handcuffed him and transported him to the county jail. In his appeal, Hand argued that the district court slipped up in making the Fourth Amendment standard for an unlawful arrest claim “probable cause in fact,” when it is actually “arguable probable cause.” “We agree,” wrote Appellate Judge Lavenski Smith in his judgment last week, adding that Hand’s knowledge of the previous altercation and what he had witnessed on Aug. 16, 2010, led to “arguable probable cause” for Chevallier’s arrest.
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approve it sometime late this year or next year, Graham said. This means an application to the APSC to build the 345kV and 500kV lines going east from the Kings River substation could come as early as later this year, or in 2014. Ultimately, approval for any new power lines must come from the Arkansas Public Service Commission, which will analyze the utilities’ proposals and claims of a demand for more power lines as well as the proposed routes for any new lines, if they are deemed necessary and approved by the Commission. Rallying Eastern Carroll County At a public forum last Thursday on SWEPCO’s Ship Road-Kings River proposal, panelists warned residents of Eastern Carroll County that their land would be the next target of the utility industry, in part in an effort to garner opposition support and assistance from more residents east of the river. Several panelists at the forum, held at Berryville Community Center, warned the standing-room-only crowd about the industry’s intentions, but they did not present much hard evidence such as the maps included in SPP’s 2007 and 2011 studies. The forum was hosted by Erin Hayes, a local farmer and retired television journalist for ABC News. Among the panelists joining Hayes were Susan Brashears, Sharon Spurlin of the Carroll County Community Foundation, Berryville Parks and Rec Director Joe Scott, teacher and Save The Ozarks co-founder Doug Stowe, area landowner and retired Greenpeace scientist Pat Costner, and state Rep. Bob Ballinger, R-Hindsville. Also joining the group was a representative from the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service. Representatives from SWEPCO were invited but declined to attend. Similar Concerns Across the River The meeting was generally a reprise of two other meetings held earlier in the month in Eureka Springs where nearly all in attendance expressed either outright opposition to SWEPCO’s plans, or voiced concerns about the proposed power line’s impact on ground and well water, local business and
tourism, bees’ and other wildlife habitats, and human and livestock health and safety. Among the concerns expressed was that none of the power transferred by the proposed lines would actually serve electricity users in Carroll County — and that the power industry has much “larger” plans in store for the Kings River substation once it is built. The SPP documents certainly confirm their suspicions. “The power carried by these lines is eight times what we need here,” said Hayes. “Our only interruption of service comes from ice storms; we have sufficient electricity for our current needs and any foreseeable development.” State Sen. Bryan King, R-Green Forest, has come out in opposition of SWEPCO’s plans and has proposed a one-year moratorium to allow for more study and public input. On the other hand, Ballinger has adopted a sort of “wait-and-see” attitude; he told the audience at Thursday’s forum that he has not decided whether he opposes the project yet. Both Ballinger and King were the recipient of campaign contributions from both SWEPCO and its parent company, AEP. “My main concern right now is for the rights of property owners,” Ballinger said. “I want to hear from the people who are most directly effected by the project — and they are certainly the people who own property.” SWEPCO’s transmission line now being considered for approval by APSC will cross between 46 and 59 miles of Western Carroll County and require an estimated 1,000 acres of land for the 150-foot-wide right-of-way. Six towers will be constructed for every mile of line — or a minimum of 276 towers, each of which will be 130 to 160 feet tall, twice the height of the tallest towers in the county currently — and will be the tallest and most visible structures in the county, several officials and opponents have noted. A final hearing on the project will begin on Aug. 26 at the Arkansas Public Service Commission building in Little Rock and could last for several days. If SWEPCO’s plans are approved construction will begin in March 2015. ••• Dan Krotz contributed to this report.
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Search postponed for missing man at lake By Catherine Krummey Michael C. Burton, 28, of Omaha, Neb., has yet to be found after he disappeared at Beaver Lake last Saturday. “We’re calling off the dive for the next couple of days due to the weather,” Carroll County Sheriff Bob Grudek said Tuesday morning. “We’ve got a couple of fresh diving teams coming in Thursday.” Burton was spearfishing without an air tank in a cove near Starkey Island when he disappeared Saturday morning, authorities said. His friend who was fishing with him had left the area because of a blockage in his ear, so it is not yet known how the accident occurred. Half a dozen cadaver dogs have targeted a specific area in the cove as to
Burton’s location, and sonar images have indicated he might be there as well, Grudek said. He also said that area is treacherous for divers, making the search process difficult. “You’re dealing with an area that’s just loaded with trees underwater, past 20 feet [deep] it gets dark, and a lot of people fish there — so there are a lot of hooks and lines,” the sheriff said, adding the area is approximately 40 feet deep. Diving teams and cadaver dogs from several counties, including Benton and Washington, as well as authorities from Missouri, have been assisting in the three-day search for Burton. Check out Friday’s Weekend edition of the Carroll County News for more information on this developing story.
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Benton County Dive & Rescue Team officials prepare to leave the dock at Starkey Marina early Saturday afternoon as authorities searched for a missing spear fisherman from Nebraska.
Carroll-Boone Water District looking at major expenses By Kathryn Lucariello As the Carroll-Boone Water District infrastructure continues to age, the board is facing some major capital expenses in the future, they learned Thursday at their quarterly meeting. Brad Hammond, president of McGoodwin, Williams & Yates engineering firm, along with engineer Chris Hall, outlined some of the replacement and improvements that will be needed to maintain and expand the water system in order to keep pace with needs. Hammond said the district needs to look at replacing the west-side water plant high service pump controls, which are the starters for the pumps that serve the four member cities. There are six pumps altogether. He said MWY is trying to be proactive in recommending this change-out. “They have exceeded their design lives,” he said. “If one goes out, there is an eight-week lead time on replacing it. We recommend you begin replacing those starters.” He said that for discussion purposes, he had obtained three quotes, but the
quotes were not “apples to apples.” One firm quoted $163,000, another $212,000 and the third $170,000, for all six pumps. He recommended the firm with the lowest quote. He said labor, which is specialized high-voltage work done by only one company in the area, would probably cost around $65,000. Hammond recommended the district waive the formal bidding process for the pumps, noting that if MWY has to go out for bids, any money saved in comparison to just taking the low quote would be offset by extra engineering fees of $10,000 to $20,000 for conducting a bid process “that may not provide that much value.” The high voltage work bid would likely go to the single local company qualified to do the job anyway, he said. The district’s attorney, Dan Bowers, said the district can legally waive bids if there are exceptional circumstances. Chairman James Yates asked for MWY to provide a letter for the district’s records explaining why bidding was waived in case anyone questions it
in the future. Hammond said he would, and the board approved the waiver, pending receipt of the letter and approval of its contents by Bowers. Hammond updated the board on MWY’s preliminary plan for major improvements to the transmission line. He started by noting CBWD’s wholesale water prices to its member cities are the lowest in the region, at $1.25 per thousand gallons, while Beaver Water District charges $1.26, Benton County charges $2.15, and Ozark Mountain Regional Public Water Authority charges $3.05. “The district keeps its costs down, and we have reasonable wholesale rates,” Hammond said. On upgrading the transmission line, Hammond said that if the district makes no improvements, in 20 years at projected flows, the working pressure would exceed the line’s capacity. Running a parallel line would stay under the working pressure of the pipe. A parallel line would be run wherever there is ductile iron in the line and would consist of a 36-inch line parallel-
Photo Kathryn Lucariello Carroll-Boone Water District General Manager John Summers stands next to his “Silver Drop” award for 30 years of membership in the American Water Works Association. Summers joked he didn’t have to do anything for this award. “I’m going for the gold,” he said. “That’ll be 50 years.”
ing the existing 30-inch line. “Past the Green-Berry booster station is 24-inch concrete pipe, which has had See CBWD, page 20
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Brother to Brother
World-class musicians reunite for concert By Jennifer Jackson In 1995, two of the leading singer-songwriters in the Christian music world decided to do an album together. Titled “Brother to Brother,” the album featured Michael Card, composer of “El Shaddai,” and John Michael Talbot, considered a legend of contemporary Christian music. The album cover shows Card with a dark beard, mustache and glasses, while Talbot sports short brown hair and a well-trimmed beard. What was unusual about the pairing: Card is a Protestant whose songs appeal to evangelical Christians. Talbot is a Catholic lay priest who founded a monastic community. “We reached across barriers,” Talbot said of the collaboration. “It created a a stir in the evangelical world.” Talbot’s beard is longer and grayer now. Card’s is salt and pepper, and he has lost the horn-rimmed glasses. What they haven’t lost: the connection they felt when they made “Brother to Brother” and toured together after it was released in 2006. On Thursday, August 8, Card and Talbot will be reunited on the stage of the Eureka Springs Auditorium for a benefit concert that should soar on many levels. “It’s going to be a night of spirit, of good music and a night of fun,” Talbot said. “Michael and I are cut-ups by nature. People think we’re so darn serious and neither of us are.” Talbot, who lives in Eureka Springs, started his music career at age 15 with his brother, Terry, in the country band, Mason Proffit,
THEN: Album cover of “Brother to Brother,” released in 2006, with Michael Card, left, and John Michael Talbot.
NOW: John Michael Talbot, left, and Michael Card, taken the last time they were together several years ago.
which was one of the headliners at an early Ozark Folk Festival. As a solo act, Talbot became a best-selling artist in the fledging field of contemporary Christian music, combining a classical guitar style with lyrics that reflect his sojourn from native America spirituality and Buddhism to the teachings of St. Francis. Card, who lives in Franklin, Tenn., plays folk-style guitar, harp and piano. Since 1981, he has sold more than four million records and written 19 number-one singles that have become contemporary worship standards. But for the reunion concert, don’t expect them to stay in musical character. “Michael has learned to play the fivestring banjo,” Talbot said. “I was a bluegrass banjo player.” The reunion concert came about when Talbot was asked to do a benefit for the Passion Play, he said. August 8 was one of two possible dates. Card had agreed to be in Eureka Springs the second week in August to lead a gospel creativity retreat at Talbot’s Little Portion Monastery. “I thought this would be a great opportunity for Michael and me to get together,” Talbot said in a phone interview from Houston, where he is working with a parish to establish a religious house. On August 8, Card and Talbot will each play a separate set, then play together at
the concert, which starts at 7:30 p.m. and will run two hours without intermission. Talbot, who sold close to five million records as a solo artist, may pull some songs from ‘way back,’ he said, including “Trail of Tears.” It was originally recorded by the Talbot Brothers in 1974, when they were part of the Jesus movement, and released as “Reborn.” Talbot joined the Secular Franciscan Order in 1978, starting a house of prayer called “The Little Portion.” Card, who has a master’s degree in biblical studies, may play “El Shaddai,” which was named Song of the Year at the 1983 GMA Dove Awards and a Song of the Century as recorded by Amy Grant. Card writes all his own material, drawing from his extensive knowledge of Hebrew and Christian scripture. The exception is his album, “Starkindler,” an interpretation of Celtic sacred music. When Talbot and Card are on stage together, they will play some songs from “Brother to Brother,” Talbot said, although the selections will decided as the spirit moves them. While they are there to play music, there will be a spiritual element. “It’s going to be a Christian concert,” Talbot said. “We will talk about Jesus.” Talbot recalled that in addition to the
Ozark Folk Festival, he performed at the Auditorium with guitarist Tony Melendez in 1984 or ‘85. Talbot also launched his national Troubadour tour from Eureka Springs, using the Auditorium for rehearsals and the dress rehearsal. Talbot said he is glad to support the Passion Play, both for spiritual reasons and because it brings people to town. “When the Passion Play prospers, Eureka Springs prospers,” he said. “They are an indicator of each other. It’s something I can do for Eureka Springs.” Since they collaborated on “Brother to Brother,” Talbot and Card have both diversified into presentations and speaking engagements, which he prefers over concerts because he is able to let people see that he is not a mystic floating around on a cloud. He does do a few concerts now and then, Talbot said, preferring to perform in churches rather than concert halls. But he is looking forward to being back in the Auditorium and playing with Card, whom he hasn’t seen for several years. “It’s going to be great artistic fun,” Talbot said, “and we’re just going to have a good time.” Tickets for the Aug. 8 concert are $20 to $25 and are available at www.theaud. org. The Eureka Springs City Auditorium is located at 32 S. Main St.
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Fluoride facilities to proceed at Carroll-Boone Water District By Kathryn Lucariello Despite the best efforts of water operators, concerned citizens and local lawmakers, the new Arkansas law, Act 197 of 2011, mandating water fluoridation of all systems serving more than 5,000 people, remains in place and its implementation is looming at the Carroll-Boone Water District, which serves the cities of Eureka Springs, Berryville, Green Forest, Harrison and their subsidiaries. Reporting Thursday at CBWD’s quarterly meeting, Brad Hammond, president of McGoodwin, Williams & Yates engineering firm, updated the board on where the project stands. He said he had contacted the Arkansas Department of Health. They sent him a letter as a follow-up to their conversation. Jeff Stone, P.E. with ADH’s Engineering Section, wrote that ADH has “patiently attempted to facilitate compliance” by the water systems, asking them to show progress toward same, and that the ADH “is confident that public water systems will comply with state law.” The law states water systems are not required to comply “until funds sufficient to pay capital start-up costs for fluoridation equipment for the system have become available from any source other than tax revenue or service revenue regularly collected by the (entity) that owns or controls the water system.” Delta Dental has offered to provide startup costs for every affected water system in the state. Stone said that since CBWD has been offered grant funding, “failure to proceed with design and installation of a fluoridation system ... would be a violation of the requirements of Act 197 ... and of the (ADH’s) Rules and Regulations Pertaining to Public Water Systems. The Arkansas Department of Health will take action against any public water system that is found to be non-compliant with these requirements.” Funding for CBWD’s fluoride system had been on hold while MWY’s initial
estimated price tag of $1.23 million exceeded Delta Dental’s offer of $763,000. Hammond said MWY had revised its preliminary design cost estimates to $650,000 for two facilities, one for each plant. He said the detailed design would take two to three months, and he would revise the cost estimate for the next meeting. He said construction could start at the first of the year and finish in 10 months. “The grant is contingent on finishing by Oct. 31, 2014,” he said. He said it will cost $70,000 to do the detailed design. “Delta Dental told us they might consider increasing the grant,” Hammond said, “if we could show the facility is adequate but not over-designed.” Attempts by lawmakers; water operators at CBWD, who stand opposed to fluoridation for several reasons; and concerned citizens to overturn or forestall the new law have failed so far. “I don’t think we have a choice,” said board President James Yates at Thursday’s meeting. During several meetings in 2011 and 2012, Yates allowed extensive public comment by concerned citizens. The board voted Thursday to authorize executing a grant agreement with Delta Dental and to enter an engineering design contract with MWY. Now, all that can be done is to attempt to ensure that the form of fluoride used is the least harmful, said CBWD’s Business Manager René Fonseca after the meeting. He and all CBWD’s water operators have stood in opposition to fluoridation, and Fonseca has testified several times at the state capitol during hearings. “I will recommend we use sodium fluoride, which is pharmaceutical grade, instead of fluorosilicate, which is an industrial byproduct,” Fonseca said. He said he has seen a study, done by Drs. William Hirzy and Robert Carton, that shows industrial-grade Hydrofluorosilicic acid contains from 100 to 500
A little celebration from her friends
Photo by David Bell
Mary Jane Fritsch turned 100 years old last Monday, and her friends, Kay Huntley and Poco Carter, took Mrs. Fritsch on a carriage ride through the streets of Eureka Springs. She was born in in Corpus Cristi, Texas, but her family moved to Eureka Springs when she was a child. She has lived in Eureka ever since. She walked over to thank Hank, the Percheron draft horse, and Tom Tharp, the carriage driver for the ride. “I know how to do that,” she told Tom as he was fiddling with the reigns and harness — and nobody there doubted her one bit.
times more arsenic than pharmaceutical grade sodium fluoride. “Studies show 400 percent less cancer in bladders and lungs because of less lead and arsenic in sodium fluoride,” Fonseca said. “Also, pharmaceutical sodium fluoride doesn’t leech lead from pipes like industrial fluoride does.” According to a study published in the American Water Works Association bulletin “Opflow,” the author, Dr. Chengnan Weng, said that 90 percent of arsenic in tap water comes from fluoridation chemicals. Hirzy and Carton found that typical arsenic levels in drinking water are about 30 to 35 mg/kg, which would “qualify it as toxic hazardous waste if not for a legal loophole because it is sold to fluoridate water.” The Fluoride Action Network said research published in the journal “Environmental Science & Policy,” led by former EPA scientists, claims that society would save $1 billion to $14 billion in healthcare costs by switching to low-arsenic, pharmaceutical-grade fluoride.
The downside, however, to using sodium fluoride instead of HFSA, Fonseca admitted, is the cost. “It’s possible it will cost three times more than industrial fluoride,” he said, although that is not certain. He contacted a company in Texas that cannot certify its product but who claims it is just as pure as pharmaceutical grade. The late former office manager and plant operator Jim Allison, who was adamantly opposed to fluoridation, had projected industrial fluoride would cost the district $20,000 to $24,000 per year, Fonseca said. Tripling that cost could be significant to the district’s budget. Fonseca said normally it is the water operator who would make the decision on what type of fluoride to use and where to obtain it, “but we will have to see who the board designates to choose it.” He said one thing local concerned citizens can do, now that it looks to be inevitable that fluoride will be added to their drinking water, is to petition the CBWD board to allow the water operators to obtain the purer, pharmaceutical-grade fluoride.
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Folk Festival, ‘WoodSongs’ No More Chasing Walls seeking bands to perform Local artists create their own unique space Radio show’s live taping at The Aud to highlight 66th Ozark Folk Festival By Kristal Kuykendall Tickets go on sale today, Aug. 1, for the 66th Annual Original Ozark Folk Festival that this year will be highlighted by a live taping of the internationally acclaimed and globally aired “WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour.” The Ozark Folk Festival will take place Wednesday, Oct. 23 through Sunday, Oct. 27 in The Auditorium and at venues all around Eureka Springs. Headlining acts have yet to be chosen, and organizers — both of the overall festival and of the WoodSongs radio show — are still accepting band submissions to be considered for inclusion in the lineup. In addition to the WoodSongs taping, the music, poetry, stories and art of the Ozarks will be featured throughout the weekend. Bands, musicians, singer-songwriters, poets, artists and crafters are encouraged to submit samples of their music or art for consideration. They can send a press kit or digital samples of their work to email@example.com, or mail their submission to CAPC, ATTN: WoodSongs Radio Hour, PO Box 522, Eureka Springs, AR 72632. Submissions are being accepted until Sept. 15. Folksinger Michael Johnathon started the all-volunteer WoodSongs Old-Time Radio Hour 11 years ago as a way to celebrate grassroots music on a global level. The show airs on 507 radio stations around the world, the American Forces Radio Network (173 nations and every military base and U.S. Naval ship at sea), public television coast-to-coast, online and the
Ozark Folk Festival WoodSongs host Michael Johnathan
new Bluehighways TV Network nationally — for a combined 2 million-plus listeners each week. Artists as diverse as Emmylou Harris, Nora Jones, Brandi Carlisle, the Nitty Gritty Dirt Band and more have all traveled to downtown Lexington, Ky., to be part of the production that occurs most Monday evenings at the Kentucky Theater. The show’s website is www.WoodSongs.com Other artists who have appeared on WoodSongs include Peter Yarrow, Ralph Stanley, Richie Havens, Michael Martin Murphy, John Hammond, Jr., Sam Bush, Hot Tuna, Blind Boys of Alabama, Iris Dement, Joan Osborne and Judy Collins, as well as hundreds of relatively unknown acts that received international exposure to millions of listeners and viewers. The Ozark Folk Festival has been held annually in Eureka Springs since 1948. See Woodsongs, page 29
Photo by Jennifer Jackson
Charles Pearce, left, Larry Mansker and Ernie Kilman turn their artistic talents to transforming a North Main storefront into the Eureka Springs Fine Art Gallery. Lending a hand last Thursday were Paul Robinson, in doorway, and Jake Achor, behind Kilman.
By Jennifer Jackson Eight local painters have incorporated to create an art gallery on North Main that is exclusively for artists in the Eureka Springs area. The gallery, next to Mainstage, will be called the Eureka Springs Fine Art Gallery, according to Denise Ryan, who has been elected head of the endeavor. The other artists are Charles Pearce, Drew Gentle, Diana Harvey, Ernest Kilman, Larry Mansker, Barbara Robinson and John Robert Willer. All are good friends, Ryan said, and have been talking about doing something like this for years. “The main reason is space,” she said. “There’s not enough gallery space in town. And a lot of us do large pieces that are hard to accommodate.” Ryan, a portrait and still life artist who teaches in Holiday Island, said it was her husband who saw the “for rent” sign on the building at 63 N. Main, most recently the home of Tony and Sarah Knight’s Paper Odyssey store. Ryan said she ran down to check
it out, and the others came and looked. It was an opportunity they couldn’t pass up. “We’ve been chasing walls all over town,” said Kilman, a landscape painter. There’s also no gallery just for Eureka Springs artists, Ryan said – most galleries also carry regional artists. By owning their own space, the artists will be able to choose pieces and showcase their work in the way they want, she said. “It’s for artists, by artists,” Kilman said. The group will probably take other work on consignment, Ryan said, including sculpture, jewelry and pottery. The only condition is that the artist live in Eureka Springs or the area. “It’s a true Eureka Springs gallery,” Ryan said. The artists started transforming the interior last Thursday, their first day of occupancy, by painting the walls, ceiling and floor. They are planning to have new lighting installed. The gallery will have a shop and space for an artist to work, Ryan said. The owners are aiming for a mid-August opening, she said.
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They Dug It!
Library’s Summer Reading Program brings out area bookworms
By Jennifer Jackson On June 17, Steve Arnold, one of the TV’s “Meteorite Men,” kicked off the Carnegie Library’s Summer Reading Program, which had a “Dig into Reading” theme. For the next six weeks, there was an activity at the library annex every Monday, Wednesday and Friday -- a magic show, puppet show or music concert on Monday; crafts, story hour and Lego Club on Wednesdays, science and nature programs on Fridays. And except for one story hour, Tener Schabacker was there. “We had super fun,” said his mother, Sativa Schabacker. “We only missed one of these.” Tener was one of 70 children who signed up for the Carnegie Public Library’s Summer Reading Program. Another 69 youth participated in the Steampunk-themed program for students fifth through 12 grades. On Monday, the kids’ program ended with a party where participants received certificates for setting a reading goal and trying to reach it. Tobie Berry, almost 7, aimed for 29 and read 19 -- all by herself. “She can read the easier stuff,” her mother, Timarie Berry, said. “She’s not into chapter books yet.” The summer reading program for older students, coordinated by Kate Zakar, ends this Friday, August 2, with a Steampunk party from 6 p.m. to 8 p.m.
There will be music, games, prizes, crafts and costumes, plus the drawing for the $100 grand prize, which participants entered by completing creative activities in the program booklet. The students also spent the night in the library, an event that again drew a capacity group, Zakar said. At Monday’s party, the younger kids made tissue-paper stained-glass hangings, played beach-ball volleyball and dug for dinosaurs in a bucket of birdseed. They also viewed a slide show of photos taken during the six-week program, including one of Lassie, the Lego Club dog. When asked what his favorite activity was, Tener had a one-word answer. “It was his first introduction to Legos,” Sativa Schabacker said. “He had a really good time.” Tener also saw the Wild Goose Chase Theater puppet show, heard the Sugar Free All Stars perform, and played music on Boomwhacker music tubes. Participants and families in both the Eureka Springs and Berryville summer reading programs toured Cosmic Cavern, a field trip that drew 250 people and carried out the “Dig Into Reading” theme. At Monday’s party, Tobie Berry won a jar of Legos for coming closest to correctly guessing how many pieces were in the jar -- 282. The party ended with refreshments: juice and cupcakes topped with brown gummy worms.
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Guest Commentary It is all about the money!
Citizens of the Week Editor’s note: The following submission tickled our fancy, and, we decided, it should indeed be considered as a possible course of action for area residents opposed to the proposed SWEPCO power line. After all, swamping AEP with “invoices” for work performed fighting their own subsidiary’s proposal can’t hurt our cause, can it? :) statement of work and a list of deliverables. By Dr. Luis Contreras I decided to use the docket number 13-041Contributing columnist U as the Purchase Order number, the SWEPWEPCO just wants to make money. CO April 3, 2013, [letter] as the statement of They are not bad people; they have a work, and as deliverables all the Public Combad product that requires you-know- ments I have sent to the APSC. what. Please send your invoice quickly before Well, maybe they don’t care what happens SWEPCO tries to block us from getting our to us. Instead of fighting, we can “join” them money. Send it to: and make some money. American Electric Power If you are one of the lucky landowners that Accounts Payable got a certified letter from David Matthews, P.O. Box 24400 our Rogers friend, addressed to “Landowner,” Canton OH 44701 – 4400 you have a work order to charge all the hours, Or you can email it to them at: phone calls, travel, expenses and anything AEP Accounts Payable else you have done for SWEPCO from April Apayable@aep.com 3, 2013, until today. Their number, in case you want to follow Once you count them up, you will probably up, is 877-286-2729. be surprised how many hours you have spent. ••• Don’t be shy; they have plenty of money. For additional information about ContreAll you need to do to send an Invoice for ras and his group’s opposition to the proposed Services to AEP (in case SWEPCO is running SWEPCO power line, visit www.GrassRootout of money), a Purchase Order number, a sOzark.net.
The call came in late Saturday morning that a diver had gone missing near Starkey Marina. Such calls always elicit a multi-agency response from Carroll County Central Dispatch. But two Carroll County rescue teams that took lead in this rescue attempt were Carroll County Special Operations Rescue Team, or SORT, and Mennonite Disaster Services’ Search and Rescue. Jennifer Feltmann, a resident of Western Carroll County, heads up the highly trained SORT. They work closely with the Mennonite Disaster Services, another highly trained outfit that responds in this area, based just north of Berryville. The MDS’ Search and Rescue team is actually part of a nationwide system of multitrained special rescue groups supported by the Mennonite Church of the Brethren. The men and women from both SORT and MDS’s SAR volunteered many long hours in the effort to recover the body of the man who had allegedly drowned Saturday in Beaver Lake. But the list of responders does not stop here. The Benton County Dive Team, Carroll County Office of Emergency Management, Grassy Knob Fire Department, Carroll County Sheriff’s Office and Eureka Springs Fire Department also assisted, along with Jim Butler, owner of C & J Sports Dive Store. Thanks to all for your hard work at what is often a thankless, even sometimes disheartening, job.
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Citizen Opinion by Margo Elliott
Do you plan to shop at the “Yards and Yards of Yard Sales” this weekend? *A ‘Yard Sales’ map is online at LovelyCitizen.com.
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Rochelle Bales Rita Wessel “Sugar Pusher”
I’d love to, but I’ll be working.
Patricia Hughes “Cookie”
Yes, I love to go, I’m so excited!
“Fire Diva” (Retired firefighter) Yes, Absolutely!!
No, darn it, we’re leaving to go home to Oklahoma.
Dr. Phillip Vines
Yes, I’m excited about the sales!
I’d love to, but I have to get back to Little Rock. Maybe next year!
“Doc & Molly”
Editor: I’d like to thank the Lovely County Citizen for providing maps and updates regarding SWEPCO’s transmission line proposal. As a part-time resident (and landowner) in the Eureka Springs area, I’m closely following the community’s response. I continue to be impressed by the research and comments made by the public. Rather than just making emotional or NIMBY (Not In My Back Yard) remarks, the community has provided solid data about route problems and the consequences (both economically and topographically) to Northwest Arkansas if the current proposed routes are chosen. I agree with your July 25th editorial stating that SWEPCO’s latest strategy to “reprioritize” the proposed routes is an attempt to “divide and conquer.” I spent 10 years on the Wichita/Sedgwick County Planning Commission in Kansas, and I’ve observed the strategies of many developers. SWEPCO’s latest rebuttal actually took no route off the table, leaving open the possibility of choosing the routes close to Eureka Springs and the lakes if their other proposed routes do not work out (whatever that means). They are counting on the negative response dramatically dying down; the dimming of the bright lights on their choices; and neighbor’s willingness to accept that another route further away from their own property may now have a higher priority. If Northwest Arkansas citizens really believe that all
Citizen Survey Do you plan to shop at the “Yards and Yards of Yard Sales” this weekend? m I can’t wait! m I wish I could but have other commitments. m I haven’t decided but sure do enjoy yard-saleing in general. m No way. *A ‘Yard Sales’ map is available online at LovelyCitizen.com.
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of the current proposed routes are not acceptable and that SWEPCO has not shown due diligence in demonstrating need, then we should continue to oppose their current proposal in total. — Susan Osborne Wichita, Kan. (and Eureka Springs)
A well-designed church program delights small children Editor: Most churches have a problem of a sharply declining number of young children in attendance. If the trend continues, attendance in Christian worship services will shrink as the members pass on to meet their master. I was recently surprised when I heard that over 50 small children had attended a week-long Vacation Bible School at Valley View Baptist Church. I went to see the children display what they had learned. Parents and church members saw an excited group of children laughing, dancing, jumping and shouting the Bible verses they had learned. The children seemed to respect and love other children regardless of differences in their backgrounds. The development of the program started when two missionaries doing voluntary work for The Passion Play inquired about how they could set up a mission program in Eureka Springs. They were advised to meet with MaySee Forum, page 26
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Calendar of Events Aug. 2-3: HI Elks Lodge Yard Sale Holiday Island Elks Lodge No 1042 is participating in the Yards & Yards of Yard Sales in the Eureka Springs/Holiday Island area. The Elks sale will be held Friday, Aug. 2, from 7 a.m. to 4 p.m. and Saturday, Aug. 3, from 8 a.m. to noon at the lodge at 4 Park Cliff Drive in the Park Shopping Center in Holiday Island. Shoppers should refer to Map #1 on the Yard Sales maps. The sale includes furniture, bedding, linens, home décor, craft supplies, kitchenware, collectibles, tools and more. Aug. 2-3: Yards and Yards of Yard Sales The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce will sponsor the 19th Annual “Yards and Yards of Yard Sales” from 7 a.m. until 3 p.m. on Friday, Aug. 2 and Saturday, Aug. 3. So clean out the basement, garage, storage shed or attic and maximize your sales by joining in this popular event. There’s something for everyone. Stop by the Chamber of Commerce located in The Village at Pine Mountain on Highway 62 East to sign up for this event and to receive your official yard sale participant sign. The registration fee is $15.00, and if you sign up by July 22 you will be guaranteed placement on the official “Yards & Yards of Yard Sales” map. For more information, please contact the Chamber of Commerce at 479- 253-8737. Aug. 4: On Sunday, Aug. 4 at Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 17 Elk St., the guest speaker will be Marianne LeGrande. LeGrande worked for 25 years enforcing civil rights laws and settling discrimination cases for minorities and females as Compliance Manager for the City of Tulsa and as president of the Tulsa Chapter of the National Organization for Women. She was an editor of an all-Spanish language petroleum magazine and was the first female law book salesperson in Oklahoma, teaching judges and attorneys how to use American Jurisprudence law books. She has completed the first draft of her
memoir of her life experiences. This is her third installment for EUUF. Program is at 11 a.m., followed by refreshments. Child care is provided. The public is invited to attend. Aug. 5: American Legion meeting The Eureka Springs American Legion Post #9 will meet Monday, Aug. 5 at 7 p.m. The Post home is located at the junction of Arkansas Highways 23 and 187 north of Eureka Springs. All veterans are invited to attend. Aug. 11: HI Community Church Inspiration Service If you enjoy bluegrass and/or inspirational music, you won’t want to miss this. The Holiday Island Community Church (188 Stateline Drive) is featuring “Pure Tradition,” a bluegrass band on Aug. 11 at 4:30 p.m. in the Fellowship Hall. Come hear Adam Ash and his group as they bring inspirational music to our community. To offset the band’s cost, a love offering is suggested. For more information, call Bill Branum at 479-981-0153. Aug. 13: Lions Club guest speaker Dave Teigen will be guest speaker at the next Lions Club meeting on Tuesday, Aug. 13 at noon at Forest Hill Restaurant in Eureka Springs. He will speak about “Expansion and Enterprise of the Carroll County Airport.” Teigen owns and operates Teigen/McGhee Insurance Agency in Eureka Springs, where he has lived since 2003. He is a member of the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce Board of Director, is active with the Academy of Excellence and is now president of the Eureka Springs Rotary Club. Besides assisting at many local fundraising events as an auctioneer, Teigen is chairman of the Carroll County Airport Commission. The Eureka Springs/Holiday Island Lions Club has recently formed and is seeking prospective members. The club meets the second and fourth Tuesdays at noon at Forest Hill. “We Serve” is the Lions’ motto. Lions Club programs include sight conservation, hearing and speech conservation, diabetes
awareness, youth outreach, international relations, environmental issues, and other programs. For more information, attend a Lions Club meeting or contact Dan Ellis at 479-981-9551. Aug. 15: Elementary School open house Come to the Eureka Springs Elementary “Wild Kingdom” for open house Thursday, Aug. 15 from 3 to 5 p.m. Meet your teachers, see the classrooms and reconnect with all your friends. Food and drinks will be served and prizes will be handed out! Aug. 15-17: Annual Bluegrass Festival The Annual Eureka Springs Bluegrass Festival will be jam-packed with lively and talented musicians for three days on Aug. 15-17. Mr. Big, a.k.a. Joe McClung Sr., is back with the Bluegrass Family Reunion. McClung brings talented bluegrass acts from all over the region for this event. The Bluegrass Festival kicks off on Thursday, Aug. 15 at 7 p.m. with a watermelon social in Basin Park. Free watermelon and water will be provided. Thursday through Saturday evening after the music around town, musicians will be having jam sessions at the Guest House International Swiss Holiday Resort at 2015 E. Van Buren. Free music starts at noon on Friday in Basin Park and will continue on Saturday. There is a grand finale on Saturday night at The Auditorium withbluegrass legend Jesse McReynolds. Ticket prices for the show are $15 and will be available at www.theauditorium. org or at the door. For more info call 479253-7333. Aug. 17: Texaco Country Showdown The 32nd Annual Texaco Country Showdown at Pine Mountain Theater will be on Aug. 17 at 2 p.m. Local radio station KTHS will host the local competition. The Texaco Country Showdown welcomes individual acts or groups with up to seven members to compete. Acts also must not have performed on a record charted in the top 100 country format of Billboard, Radio and Records, or Gavin Report within eighteen months preceding the local competition. To ensure fairness,
a uniform judging system is used on all levels of competition. A $20 entry fee is required of all acts entering the Texaco Country Showdown competitions produced by participating country music radio stations. Entry forms are available at KTHS. For more information call 870423-2147 or visit kthsradio.com. Entries must be received by Aug. 2. Aug. 17: Luau in Holiday Island The Friends of the Historic Holiday Island Barn are hosting a Hawaiian Luau, Saturday, Aug. 17, social hour at 5 p.m. and dinner at 6 p.m., followed by a music program with the fabulous J Rock and the 3rd street band. Hawaiian dress is optional. Dinner of oven-baked Kahlua pork or grilled Huli Huli chicken tenders, Hawaiian rice pilaf, cole slaw, fresh fruit and pineapple Mandarin cake for dessert. Water, ice and iced tea provided, BYOB optional. Tickets will be available for advance purchase of $12.50 at the Holiday Island Club House or HI Recreation Center or at the door, if available, for $14. Cutoff date for advance purchase of tickets is Aug. 14. For more information call Susan Smith at 479-253-5136. Aug. 19: Deadline to register to vote in school elections All Carroll County School Board elections will take place on Tuesday, Sept. 17 from 7:30 a.m. to 7:30 p.m. The deadline to register to vote in the school elections is Monday, Aug. 19 at the county clerk’s office. The polling location for the Eureka Springs School District will be the St. Elizabeth Parish Center on Passion Play Road. For a recap of who is running, visit LovelyCitizen.com/story/1985187.html. Aug. 30 - Sept. 1: Holiday Island Art Show and Sale The Holiday Island Art Guild is proud to announce the Silver Anniversary Art Show and Sale to be held Aug. 30-Sept. 1 at The Barn on Holiday Island. The Judge this year is William Derrevere of Tulsa, Okla., who has a MFA from Western Illinois University and 30 years teaching experience, and now teaches in Tulsa. See Calendar, page 19
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Retreat brings big names in Beading to Eureka By Jennifer Jackson Like most beginners, Debbie Prator started out as a stringer. A stringer, in beading terms, is a person who strings beads, as opposed to an jewelry maker who does wire work or is a bead weaver, a person who sews beads together in a design. Prator jokes that she was forced into beading in the first place by the teacher of a class she was taking. “I was just making jewelry,” Prator said. “She kept saying ‘You need to do beading.’ I said ‘No way do I have the patience for that.’” Prator, who lives part-time at Beaver Lake, gave it a try and is now part of a beading group that meets in Eureka Springs. In September, bead weavers from five states will convene at the Inn at the Ozarks for a “Beading in the Ozarks” retreat. The goal of the retreat: to bring internationally-known bead artists and designers to town to share their designs and techniques. “You can buy anything on the internet, but you can’t buy people who have published their designs and can teach you how to make them,” said Jeannine Rainone, retreat organizer. “Nothing takes the place of having that person there, saying “Try it this way.” Rainone (pronounced Ray-no-nee), also lives on Beaver Lake, and knows the ropes: she has attended the big bead shows and conventions in Milwaukee, Tucson and Portland, Oregon. For the retreat in September, she has booked three of her favorite designers. Melissa Grakowsky, whose work has been on the cover of “Bead and Button” magazine, will demonstrate how to make “Fresh Tendrils.” Based in Connecticut, Grakowsky has taught in Europe, but usually doesn’t travel outside of New England to teach, Rainone said. Met Innmon, whose work has been exhibited at the Bead Museum in Washington, D.C., is known for “Beads in Motion” a collaborative exhibit with Nancy Cain that toured Japan. Innmon, who is from Colorado, invented a stitch called the Kudu Spiral. At the retreat, she will teach “Pinwheels,” a necklace with a reversible design and pieces
Leslee Frumin’s “Crystal Cuff” bracelet
that spin. The third instructor is Leslee Frumin, a California designer whose work has appeared in national and international publications, Retreat participants will learn how to make her beaded crystal cuff bracelet. Frumin is bringing the matching necklace and ring, which students can choose to make, Rainone said. Local beaders are invited to attend an open house and meet the teachers on Sunday, Sept. 29, from 12:30 p.m. to 2 p.m. The three-day retreat, which starts the evening of Thursday, Sept. 26, is for beaders who have a working knowledge of the basic stitches, including the right-angle weave, herringbone and peyote. Participants will be divided into groups that rotate through the three classes, receiving six hours of instruction per day from each teacher. Teachers usually demonstrate the most difficult part of the project first, Rainone said, then cover the basics of the strap and the closure. Most participants get a good start on the project in class, she said, and finish it on their own. “What’s great is how it invigorates you,” Rainone said of learning new designs and techniques. A Dallas public school teacher for 20 years, Rainone got into beading as a hobby. Since moving to Beaver Lake, she has taught classes at Poor Richard’s in Rogers. Beading took off in the 1990s in the United States, she said, and is experiencing of surge of interest in Eastern Europe as people reach retirement age and look for a creative hobby. There’s even competitive beading, a sort of Hell’s Kitchen for crafters, called “Battle of
Photos by Jennifer Jackson
Jeannine Rainone, left, helps Debbie Prator make a cupbead bracelet at the local beading group night. Rainone is organizing the first beading retreat in Eureka in September.
AT LEFT: Melissa Grakowsky’s “Fresh Tendrils” necklace AT RIGHT: Met Innman’s “Pinwheels” necklace
the Beadsmith.”As of last week, 20 people from five states had signed up for the retreat, Rainone said, which she is limiting to keep classes small. Beaders form friendships that span countries, she said, and erases boundaries between people. It’s not unusual for beaders to come up to each other at conventions, restaurants or airports and stare at each others’ chests, she said, admiring the work of a necklace. “You actually stick your chest out,” she said.
The local beading group meets once a month at 7 p.m. on a selected Sunday in Eureka Springs. Call Jeannine Rainone, 469450-3723, for more information. The cost of the Beading in Ozarks is $595 and includes three classes, snacks and the opening reception. Special room rates with breakfast available from the Inn at the Ozarks. People interested in taking one or two classes should contact Rainone at the number above. For retreat details and registration: www.beadingintheozarks.com.
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Area actors, musicians and kids put on a Dr. Seuss show
Inspiration Point Fine Art Colony presented “Seussical” at its campus on Saturday to a nearly sold-out crowd. The musical is based on the works of Dr. Seuss. The performance showcased 50-plus local actors and 15-plus local musicians during the 2-hour experience that spanned 38 scenes within two acts. The musical was co-conceived by Stephen Flaherty, Lynn Ahrens and Eric Idle. Artistic Director Larry Baldwin and Stage/Choreography Director Valerie Hopkins gave the best actor award to Cameron Lopez, playing The Cat in the Hat, and best actress award to Jackie Newland, playing Gertrude McFuzz. The most noteworthy moment, at least judging from the crowd’s laughter and applause, was when Lopez squirted Inspiration Point General Director Jim Swiggart with a water gun during one scene.
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Welcome to the Art Colony New owners revive its creative spirit
By Jennifer Jackson Dwayne Hathcoat and Allen Grummert have been coming to Eureka Springs from Tulsa, Okla. for three years. And for three years, they have been talking about buying property and building an arts community from the ground up. They had seen the Art Colony on North Main on their visits, but had never stopped until three weeks ago. Looking for a studio to rent, they took a tour. The next day, they read in the newspaper that the whole property was for sale, so called the owners and set up a meeting. “Within an hour we had shook hands and done the deal,” Hathcoat said. “It was perfect.” Hathcoat and Grummert are taking over the the Art Colony, nine buildings with 11 studios, from local artists J.D. and Cathy Harris., who built it seven years ago. Grummert has already moved his stainedglass studio into one of the buildings. He plans to keep the Art Colony the way it is, he said, but promote more awareness of it as a place where artists exhibit and demonstrate their work. “We’re encouraging people to be open 10 to 5 every Saturday,” Grummert said. “The majority are going to be ready for that.” This weekend, the three vintage clothing designers are holding an open house. The Art Colony is also participating in Yards and Yards of Yard Sales Aug. 2 and 3. Hathcoat and Grummert have been sprucing up the property in anticipation of more visitors. Last weekend, they rehung two large pictures that they found stashed between buildings. They have also cleared the area in front of a mural of a local musician and artists and are planning to fix the lights on it. “They want to carry on where we left off,” Cathy Harris said. “It’s perfect.” The Art Colony has always drawn visitors – last Saturday, 10 people had come through before noon, Grummert said. The artists have an open-door policy: If the door is open, you can come in and tour a studio. If it’s closed, you should knock
first, to see if anyone is there. Sometimes people open the door without knocking, Grummert said, which he found strange at first. But he’s glad people are interested in what’s going on. “Everyone’s got a story to tell about art in this town,” he said. “That’s why we’re here.” The story behind the Art Colony: In 2006, the Harrises, who lived at the time on North Main, decided to buy the vacant lot across the street. It only had an old trailer on it, Cathy said. J.D. waited until school was out, then hired four boys to help him build the buildings, she said. They finished in time to open that October, she said. J.D. also built the gazebo and the metalwork staircase that leads to the second-floor studios. Artists who lived in the Colony painted the two large murals and paintings on the outside of the buildings and on a giant easel. The Harrises, who now live north of town on Highway 23, have had the Art Colony up for sale for a long time, and had decided it was time to let it go, Cathy said. “I wanted it to be somebody else’s dream,” she said. “This is their dream.” In addition to vintage clothing designers, the Art Colony is home to the Scrimshaw Man, performance artist Adrian Frost and Daniel Coy, who created the chair swing in the courtyard from recycled materials. The newest resident is Cheyenne Ireland from Harrison, who does leatherwork, woodcarving and custom work of all kinds in his studio, “The Wooden Man.” “It’s been my vision to come here for 20 years,” Ireland said. “I finally succeeded.” Grummert studied art in Tulsa and was a production artist. He now does custom stained-glass, including pictures from family photographs. Hathcoat owns a heating and air-conditioning company. Grummert has created a new website, theartcolonyeurekasprings.com. “It’s like a dream come true, honestly,
Allen Grummert and Dwayne Hathcoat, right, are taking over the Art Colony from J.D. and Cathy Harris, shown on the mural.
Photos by Jennifer Jackson
AT LEFT: Allen Grummert is a former production artist does custom stained-glass in his Art Colony studio. AT RIGHT: Cheyenne Ireland is a veteran whose studio, The Wooden Man, showcases his wood and leather handwork.
for us,” Grummert said. On the back of the studio bordering Mill Hollow Road is a mural of J.D. and Cathy Harris welcoming people to the Art Colony. Also pictured is their dog, Buck, holding a sign that says “To Bring Together the Creative Spririt.” “That’s the whole thing,” Hathcoat
said. A final note: The Art Colony may hold more than creative spirits. The Colony is on one of the original settlement areas in Eureka Springs, Grummert said, and may be haunted by the ghosts of workers who built the town. The Art Colony is located at 185 N. Main, Eureka Springs.
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ESSA breaks ground on new studio
ABOVE: Peggy Kjelgaard, executive director of the Eureka Springs School of the Arts, along with board members and friends of ESSA, had their work cut out for them as they turned the first shovels of dirt for the construction of the new Metal Arts studio building. AT LEFT: Kjelgaard lifts a toast to those who have been instrumental in raising the funds for the new Metal Arts building. The open house and reception was held after the groundbreaking ceremonies at ESSA last Thursday.
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He has won numerous awards for his art, taught classes at ESSA and has shown work at Zarks in Eureka Springs. There will be four categories of work accepted in the show: Works on Canvas and Fabric, Works on Paper, Three Dimensional, and Photography. Cash prizes will be awarded. Entries will only be accepted until Aug. 16. Entry forms or more information are available by contacting Barbara Robinson (479-253-1839) or Joan Hirnisey (479-253-6285). Sept. 24: Help on enrolling in new health-care coverage When key parts of the Affordable Care Act take effect Jan. 1, 2014, Arkansans will have a new way to buy health
insurance: the Health Insurance Marketplace. The Arkansas Insurance Department is partnering with the federal government to establish this insurance marketplace where individuals, families and small businesses can compare qualified health insurance plans in Arkansas and choose the plan that best meets their needs. Consumers and small businesses will be able to shop for, compare and enroll in high-quality, affordable private health insurance at competitive prices beginning Oct. 1, 2013. Collette Crawford, an In-Person Assistor Guide with Boston Mountain Rural Health Clinic, will discuss how to enroll in the newly available health-care coverage on Sept. 24 at 6:30 p.m. and on Sept. 26 at 9:30 a.m. at the Library Community Meeting Room in Eureka Springs. The public is invited to attend.
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a lot of problems,” he said. “The new line would be ductile, and you could take the concrete pipe out.” He said paralleling the existing line allows the district to continue to use 1.6 as a “peaking factor” for projecting flows and would even still allow it to meet a 1.8 peaking factor with water flowing “at full bore” for the next 50 years. Hall said discussions with the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department over its widening of Hwy. 62 have resulted in a change of plans when it was found the road construction was interfering with CBWD’s waterline. “They had originally wanted us to put in 90-degree turns,” Hall said, “but you can’t do that in a transmission line.” He said AHTD would try to avoid impacting the waterline and had asked for and received information in June, but MWY hasn’t heard anything more. Hammond said the transmission line project could be done in three phases. Phase I would parallel the line past Eureka Springs for 37,000 feet, would affect 54 easement parcels and would include a new Kings River crossing. Phase II would parallel the transmission line to Keels Creek for 16,000 feet, parallel the line east of the Green-Berry station for 7,500 feet and also make improvements to the Green-Berry station. Phase III would parallel the line from Keels Creek to the Kings River for 14,000 feet, continue east from the booster station to Green Forest, and put an additional pump in the Pine Mountain
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booster station. Hammond said Phase I of the project could cost several million dollars. Financial options are to get a low-interest-rate revolving loan through the Arkansas Natural Resources Commission or go with water revenue bonds. Current interest on a loan is at 3.2 percent and is 4.2 percent on bonds. Generally, the loan is a better deal financially, he said, but takes four to six months longer to obtain. He said Phase I would take six months to design and 1.5 years to build. “The next step is to begin conversations with the member cities,” Hammond said. At least three of the four member cities’ councils have to approve increasing bond indebtedness. The board approved for MWY to do so. In other business, the board: • Approved the audit for fiscal year 2012, ending Sept. 30. • Approved third quarter financial statements for this year, ending June 30. • Approved continuing with the same audit firm, Porterfield Killingsworth, to handle next year’s audit. • Approved getting information on replacing its only underground diesel fuel tank with an aboveground tank. • Approved executing a grant agreement with Delta Dental to fund fluoride treatment capital startup costs and an engineering contract with MWY for design (see separate story). • Approved staying with Miller Lagoon Service for sludge removal, at an annual contract of up to $300,000. • Approved a motion to have Bowers present updated and revised drafts of the bylaws and cities’ Memorandum of Understanding based on comments received from the committee working on them. • Heard the district has hired a new water operator to cover the midnight shift. Her name is Orla Engstrom, the second woman hired by CBWD in its history. The first was Cathy Klein, hired in April as the new office manager. CBWD has scheduled its next meeting for Oct. 17 at 10 a.m. at the Freeman-Raney Water Treatment Plant on Hwy. 187, west of Eureka Springs.
By Mary R. Flood
Great customer service is truly in the hands of management
he delivery of excellent customer service is essential for any business to survive and thrive. Even in the machine industry, good customer service is essential to develop solid relationships with suppliers and venders. In the service industry, it is especially crucial – because it truly is at the heart of the business. Good service is what keeps the clients coming back and encourages them to refer others. When the product IS service, the delivery HAS to be good. Otherwise, the business will not survive. Our town of Eureka Springs is deeply devoted to service, as the different service industries here carry the economy of our unique tourist town. Yet everyone here, I am sure, has had an experience with a lack of quality service within our little paradise – at least once. It is important to first realize that a lack of good customer service in this town is inexcusable ≈ and it is up to us, as patrons and as locals, to always report the problem, kindly, promptly, and factually, to management so that it may be corrected Great service is really up to management and so that our little town and its primary industry are not harmed. If the problems are overlooked, excused, or neglected, they will certainly continue, and they will drive tourists away. This hurts us all. First, hiring the right people is the foundation for any business’s success. All service employees should have a foundation in the job they are being recruited in Great service is really up to management or a distinct willingness and ability to learn new skills and adapt to the business’s culture. Personally, I would hire a nicely groomed, sober, pleasant personality who requires training long before I would hire a more-experienced individual who has a mediocre appearance and a so-so (or worse) attitude. According to my research, most managers would agree. Once the right people are in the door, clear standards of behavior must be set and enforced. This is where many organizations
fall short. It’s one thing to create “wish lists” handed down by management, but it’s another for management to actually model the behavior. A strong culture that caters to the customer comes from management first, showing by example a “this is how we do business here” attitude and a set of behaviors for employees to follow. This means that managers, too, must have excellent customer service skills. If business owners are fulfilling manager roles (which is common in small businesses here), I recommend a course or study in customer service skills. It is not acceptable for managers and owners to expect the workers to fulfill these roles entirely. Managers and owners must be willing to get out on the floor, as well, and support the employees, to lead the work, especially during rush times. This says something very strong to the employees: “I am with you, I support you, and I’m not going to let you fail.” It also says, “This is how we do business here.” Delivering this clear message is where so many managers fall short, and this signal touches a very deep psychological level within people and must not be withheld. When employees feel backed up and supported by their superiors, everything falls into place. Work attendance goes up, productivity increases, quality improves, turnover decreases, enthusiasm is born, communication becomes positive, respect is earned, loyalty develops, teamwork clicks into place – and the business makes money. If employees do not have a manager or staff leader, the owner must step up and fill this role. It is crucial for a strong culture to develop, leadership to take place, and problems to be resolved. And employees must be supported at all times. It is important to remember that a service employee sometimes is tending to 15-30 people (or more!) within one hour. See Service, page 25
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ing traffic. An officer responded and took a report. 5:45 p.m. — An emergency call advised of a child hitchhiking. An officer made contact and helped the family get the situation resolved. 7:13 p.m. — An alarm went off at a local jewelry store, but the caller reporting it didn’t see anyone moving around or any broken glass. Responding officer was able to determine everything was ok and the building was secure. An alarming development for the potential thief! 8:28 p.m. — Yet another caller reported a dog running loose, now by a local grocery store. The officer was unable to locate the dog. This is starting to get interesting: Where’s Waldo? 10:26 p.m. — A caller advised there was a highly intoxicated man at a local Inn across from a campground, beating the walls. Officers made contact and said, QUIT it, don’t hit it! July 25 4:44 a.m. — Complainant advised of a domestic dispute in a room at a local Inn. An officer responded and spoke to the guests, they agreed to get quiet and go to sleep. Good plan. 3:03 p.m. — Caller advised that a man had been passed out, then woke up and was running in traffic in town. An officer and EMS made contact, getting the situation under control. 6:10 p.m. — A caller reported a dog locked in a truck at a parking lot downtown. The vehicle was gone before the officer arrived. Get that hot dog a root beer! 6:14 p.m. — It was reported that a lady was leaving a local restaurant in her car and she was drunk. The officer was unable to locate her. 6:41 p.m. — An employee from a local hotel reported a man had been belligerent and threatening to break things then left the building, and the caller wanted to be sure the man didn’t return. The officer was unable to locate the individual. 7:35 p.m. — A caller advised that 3 unruly individuals headed up the street from town. They had been at a local restaurant where service had been refused and they got loud with screaming and cursing. Officers were unable to find them. Screaming and
cursing is not generally effective in trying to convince a restaurant to serve you, just FYI. July 26 2:58 a.m. — An officer found an intoxicated male near the park; he was arrested for public intoxication. 9:59 a.m. — A caller advised that an elderly female driver was attempting to get to an appointment, but was having difficulty with directions, and the caller was concerned there may be an accident. An officer made contact and escorted her to where she intended to go. Now that’s small-town service! 10:10 a.m. — A call came from 2 brothers who said they were nearly run over while they were standing near a restaurant downtown. They said the car left at a high rate of speed. Officers were busy with other calls at the time and later were unable to locate the vehicle. 10:38 a.m. — There’s that dog again! Back at the cemetery! (Did the dog’s owner die? This is starting to get kinda strange.) This time, the caller was able to contain the dog. ACO responded, returning the dog to the owner, along with a citation for dog-atlarge and no pet license. Then a police officer arrested the owner for failure to appear on a prior dog-at-large citation. Get a leash! Duh! 11:10 a.m. — A man turned himself in for an outstanding warrant for failure to pay fines. 1:47 p.m. — A caller advised of a strange dog was on their porch. The dog was gone when ACO arrived, but by the description, the ACO knew of the animal and its owner and planned to contact the owner to determine whether the animal was back home. 2:38 p.m. — A caller from a local Inn requested assistance to remove subjects from the property. Officer responding was able to get them to agree to leave when their ride showed up. 3:19 p.m. — Same caller as previous requested an officer again regarding an assault by his brother. The officer responded and worked things out between them. We can’t choose our family... 8:25 p.m. — EMS requested assistance from officers with a situation involving a suicidal male. The officers responded and secured the scene. 11:41 p.m. — A woman called to report an accident in a parking lot of a local pub. Another car backed into her car and then
took off. Officers were unable to locate that vehicle. Luckily no damage to her car, no report needed. July 27 10:12 a.m. — Complainant advised of a vehicle parked by back entrance to his place of business that had a man sleeping in it. Officer arrived and gave the man a warning, no sleeping in a vehicle inside the city. 4:44 p.m. — A woman called to advise of a car backing over a motorcycle at a local restaurant. An officer responded to take a report. Hate it when that happens. 6:06 p.m. — A caller advised of a hitand-run outside a local discount store. The subject took off heading east. The responding officer took a report. 7:40 p.m. — Caller advised that he had just received a call from someone requesting his help to remove their vehicle from a ditch, and thought the man sounded drunk. Officers responded and arrested the man with his car in the ditch for DWI. (Or DIDWI, Driving In Ditch While Intoxicated.) July 28 1:39 a.m. — An officer was flagged down while driving through town by a man stating his car had just been broken into. The officer made a report. 2:18 a.m. — An employee of a local Inn called on behalf of a guest that had filed a report last week about a female that had taken some of his things. He’s informing that she is back and not welcome on this property. The officer responded and advised the woman to leave and not come back. If you can’t play nice, you can’t play at all! 2:20 a.m. — A caller reported a possible thief in a guest’s room at a local hotel. They called again at 2:29 a.m. after they caught him going through employees’ lockers. They had him detained and officers responded immediately and arrested the man for public intoxication, breaking and entering and theft of property. In Eureka Springs, thieves had better watch out for the Citizens’ Arrest! 3:51 a.m. — A disturbance at a local Inn was called in by a guest, stating there were a lot of drunk people arguing and fighting, yelling and slamming doors and pushing each other against the wall and making threats to shoot each other. Responding officers located the two men and advised one to go to another hotel. 7:20 a.m. — A caller from a local conve-
nience store requested to speak to an officer, that a vehicle had hit his bench near the highway and it was damaged. There was a witness to give a description so an officer filed a report. 1:49 p.m. — A call from a local Inn advised that a male guest was being belligerent and yelling at employees. The responding officer watched as the group packed, and they left without incident. 5:24 p.m. — Carroll County Sheriff’s Office advised that a woman had called requested an officer, as her husband had left her on the road, stranded. The officer responded, but no report was required. Must be a real nice guy. 9:48 p.m. — A woman called asking for someone to check on her sister, as she had gotten a call that someone thought the sister had died. Officer responded and the sister was fine. Rumors of her demise may be a little exaggerated... July 29 12:33 a.m. — A caller from a local gas station reported that two very intoxicated drivers were in the parking lot in two separate cars. The officers responded and found that all was OK.
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Alison By Sandra TaylorSynar Brown
Write better sooner with a developmental edit This week’s column is by Rebecca Mahoney, a professional free-lance editor and writer from New Hampshire, who taught Memoir for the Village Writing School in June. Today she explains how a developmental edit, after only 25 or 30 pages, can prevent problems that will be time-consuming and tedious to fix later. ast week, a writer-friend sent me and insight on what’s working, what’s not his manuscript to edit. At 146,000 working, and how to improve his or her words, it was his opus and his al- writing. It can cover both the story side batross - a book he’d taken eight years to (plot, characters, structure) as well as imwrite, starting and stopping, growing dis- proving the writing itself (sharpening dicouraged and abandoning it, then picking alogue, making language more vibrant, it back up again. “No one’s read it before,” using more active verbs, smoothing transihe said. tions). “Why not?” The benefit of developmental editing is He shrugged. “I thought I had to wait un- that writers can identify problems early in til it was done.” the process, when it’s much easier to fix It’s a fair assumption many writers make; them, rather than having to rip apart a comwhy get an editor involved until you have a pleted manuscript. For example, if there’s complete draft? But as I started editing his no identifiable triggering event in the first book, I couldn’t help but wish my friend chapter of the book – the event that sets the had asked me to help while he was writing. protagonist on his or her journey, the event Not only would he likely have finished his that readers (and publishers) want and need book sooner, but also he would have im- in order to get hooked – then right away, proved his writing throughout the process the book has a major flaw that is going to be – and ultimately produced a stronger, more harder and harder to rectify the more you cohesive draft. write. This kind of editing is called developDevelopmental editing even helps with mental editing, also known as mentoring. smaller problems. For example, a friend It’s when a writer works with an editor said her editor pointed out that she relied during the writing process to gain feedback too much on adverbs (modifying words, often identified by an -ly, like “quickly” and “firmly”). The problem with adverbs (aside from the fact that publishers and agents hate them) is that they make for weak, boring writing. It’s much more active and vibrant to say that someone sprinted, jogged, galloped, or hurtled than to say they “walked quickly.” It’s a small issue, but one with huge impact – the difference between good, strong writing and bland prose. Unfortunately my friend had a 90,000-word manuscript filled with adverbs, and eliminating them was a tedious, time-consuming process. Some writers join writing groups or ask their spouses or friends to read their worksin-progress. That’s great for motivational purposes – I’m in a writing group myself – but they’re reading your work as a reader, and probably as someone who cares about
you and may be reluctant to give you the unvarnished truth. True developmental editing – the kind that elevates your work and makes you a better writer – has to come from an objective, professional editor. I’m partial to developmental editing because it’s the way most Master of Fine Arts programs work, including the one I went through to earn my graduate degree in writing. Every month, I’d submit 30 double-spaced pages of writing, and get in-depth feedback from a professional, published mentor. It helped me stay on track, feel more motivated, develop more dynamic characters, polish my prose and improve the book overall. That mentoring I received during the drafting process ultimately helped me get signed by the very first agent who read my manuscript. But writers don’t need to enroll in an MFA program or even submit regularly to get help from a developmental editor. Submit 20-30 pages whenever you feel com-
fortable and ready for feedback, then use that feedback to improve the rest of your work. Editing is a vital part of the writing process. But it doesn’t have to take place after the draft is complete. In fact, it shouldn’t. Note from Alison: When Rebecca was here to teach Memoir, she fell in love with our little Village Writing School program. As I brainstormed with her about how I could help our students transition from simply taking workshops to writing regularly, she suggested a developmental edit. And she made us an amazing offer. For $50, Rebecca will read the first 25-30 pages of your story, send you written suggestions, and hold a phone conference with you. Everyone should take advantage of this opportunity, because it’s very generous and will take your writing to a whole new level. Visit Rebecca’s website at www. rebeccamahoney.com and contact me for more information.
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, Notes from the Village, appears weekly. To talk to Alison about your writing goals and dreams, contact her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 479 292-3665.
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The Village Writing School Village writers reflect on PUBLISH!! experiences
very aspiring writer probably starts somewhere along the early way thinking: these complications are just too much, the creek too high to cross. I wonder if I have what it takes to disassemble the maze of what to do and what not to do and reconstruct it all into my brain in some usable fashion. Then PUBLISH!! happened. I wasn’t feeling well in the morning but managed the afternoon and very glad I did. These are real people, not imaginary, unapproachable ones. They, no doubt, have their own complications dealing with their end of the process. However they are willing to share their knowledge and expertise to help unfold the mysteries of the next step, after we have our writing in hand. So, well yes, maybe I can begin to unravel these complexities called “publishing”. Kay Smith Before the pitches started, I overheard the publishers say that the first thirty seconds probably tells the story, and I thought that was harsh. But once I sat nearby with my timer, I discovered it is true. Less is more. Also, pitching is half speaking and half listening. I did not pitch my novel, but when I have the opportunity, I will prepare a solid two-minute presentation. I will have two or three questions ready to ask. Writers need to realize publishers review many works and hear many unworkable ideas. A great pitch about a worthy project really stands out. Most of all, I learned every writer contributes something very special, significant, and personal by doing his work and sharing it with the world. Like every other writer, I am a human with a unique voice, and I do have something to say. From now on, I will take that gift more seriously! Tandy Belt PUBLISH! changed my life. Hearing the speakers share their experiences, and then encourage us to submit to them, sharing philosophies about books and life...it was wonderful. Then, I had the opportunity to pitch my book to two publishers
and heard the sweetest words I’ve heard yet from one of them, “I’m interested in your book. Send me your manuscript.” I know the work left to do, but I’m beyond excited, and I’m very grateful. Judy Singleton Publish!! was so much more than I expected in so many ways. Not only were my eyes opened as to what is required to get a work published by some very accomplished and generous publishers, I met other writers from as far away as Houston, some published, some not, who blew me away with their skill, talent and creativity. The workshop gave me hope, and with hope comes the energy to keep writing. Valerie Fondetti A good conference is especially valuable when it provides the answers to questions that you didn’t think to ask. For those who’ve been around since the days of paper submissions, it was vital to learn how submissions and promotion have changed. Electronic submissions, social media has taken over, and this is definitely a plus for all involved: publishers, writers and readers. Beyond the education part was the invaluable active participation opportunity: the pitch. A writer writes in isolation within the walls of his own mind. A writer needs honest feedback. A pitch takes care of his uncertainties (or over-confidence!) in fifteen meaningful minutes. Yes, I was fortunate to have both publishers request my book for consideration when it’s finished. With this kind of feedback, a writer can forge onward to “The End” with a new motivation, knowing that there’s something forthcoming, and it might be very good indeed. Linda Hebert I was questioning whether or not to go to the PUBLISH conference because as a writer I am nowhere near ready to think about being published, But it was so exciting to be a part of this local event
To support our local writers, the Lovely County Citizen is providing space each week to showcase a student of The Village Writing School. For more information, email email@example.com or call (479) 292-3665
This Week’s Writer: Craig Froman
Free Verse A Tapestry Displayed in a Museum (“Boys Playing in a Garden, 13 I pause before them, Then stop struck; the tour moves on. These quick boys play the ages. No less. So I’d like to pay obeisance, Offer incantations, fur cloaks and myrrh– For, like gods, they’re unmoved— Still, and cool, and beautiful. I would be woven into linen,
by and for local (and not so local) writers. The wonderful presentations from NY agents to national and local publishers were hugely informative and so inspirational. There was not one presenter that did not have some bit of information that was valuable to me. I was supposed to be at an Event in St Louis on Saturday but chose to go to PUBLISH!! instead. Then I sat next to a woman from St Louis who represented the Warrior Arts Alliance for Veterans. My oldest son is a Iraq War veteran, purple heart recipient who still battles with PTSD, and an aspiring writer. The Networking Factor cannot be underestimated! Linda Maiella The Publish! conference was the most productive I have attended. The speakers were informative and the opportunity to converse with the agent on Skype was
Ann Carter is a Carroll County native with roots back seven generations. She has an MFA in poetry from U of A, and lives in Eureka Springs, where her book of poems, Sweetness, is available at Prospect Gallery and Studio 62.
Adorned with gold, granted jewels for eyes. For I would be kept as they are— Roped off from my passing youth As I walk, unraveling, in this gallery.
extremely helpful. My chance to pitch my book to two small presses resulted in my being asked to submit my complete manuscript to one and a query letter and chapters to another. That is the break I needed to get me back on track even though it means hard work and deadlines! Marianne LeGrande PUBLISH! changed my life. Hearing the speakers share their experiences, and then encourage us to submit to them, sitting with Rick Magley from Day Spring Books at lunch, sharing philosophies about books and life...it was wonderful. Then, I had the opportunity to pitch my book to two publishers, and heard the sweetest words I’ve heard yet from one of them, “I’m interested in your book. Send me your manuscript.” I know the work left to do, but I’m beyond excited, and I’m very grateful.
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Lively Entertainment By Kristal Kuykendall
By Kristal Kuykendall
Diversity Weekend and a funky good band
his weekend is Summer Diversity Weekend in Eureka Springs, and the Citizen welcomes Eureka’s LGBT visitors. A complete schedule of Diversity Weekend events appears at the end of this column, after the schedule of live music around town. Have fun and welcome to Eureka Springs! Following is my recommendation for the best band in town this weekend: FRIDAY On Friday evening, be sure to make plans to go to Squid and Whale Pub for the standout funk group The 1 Oz. Jig of Fayetteville. Good songwriting, tight rhythm and a full horn section and intense onstage charisma make The 1 Oz. Jig an instant crowd favorite. The 1 Oz. Jig brings sassy songwriting, swanky croon and the “funk-chunk” attack of Jeff Kearney, n a.m.ed the Northwest Arkansas Music Awards’ Singer/Songwriter of the Year in both 2008 and 2011. The band took home the Best Funk Band award last
year — no easy task in Fayetteville, where there is no shortage of funk and j a.m.bands. In 2010 the band released its first album, which was quickly nominated for Album of the Year and also had several songs featured on a compilation of original Fayetteville artists entitled “Fayetteville 2011.” Funky beats and melodic bass lines lay the perfect foundation for the band’s horn section (usually featuring 2-4 players) hooking and jabbing through it all, blowing a thick layer of tight brass over the top. This band’s appeal and energy is undeniable. The 1 Oz. Jig goes on stage at 9 p.m. at Squid and Whale, located at 37 Spring St., 479-253-7147. Open to ages 21 and up; no admission charge. ••• Following is the schedule of entertainment at Eureka Springs venues the coming week: THURSDAY, AUG. 1
• Basin Park Hotel Balcony Bar & Restaurant, 12 Spring St., 479-253-7837: Maureen Alexander, 5 to 8 p.m. • Chelsea’s, 10 Mountain St., 479-2536723: MC Glossy • Jack’s Place, 37 Spring St., 479-2532219: Karaoke with DJ Goose, 8 p.m. to midnight • New Delhi Cafe, 2 N. Main St., 479253-2525: Jesse Dean, 5 to 9 p.m. • Squid & Whale, 37 Spring St., 479-2537147: Open Mic Musical Smackdown with Bloody Buddy and Action Art with Regina FRIDAY, AUG. 2 • Basin Park Hotel Balcony Bar & Restaurant: Hogscalders, noon to 3 p.m.; Hogscalders, 6 to 9 p.m. • Berean Coffee House, 4032 E. Van Buren, 479-244-7495: Live music, 7 p.m. • Blarney Stone, 85 S. Main St., 479-3636633: Chooch, 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Cathouse / Pied Piper, 82 Armstrong St., 479-363-9976: Jesse Dean, 8 p.m. to midnight • Chaser’s, 169 E. Van Buren, 479-2535522: Karaoke with Tiny, 9 p.m. • Chelsea’s: Billy Don Burns, 9 p.m. • Eureka Live!, 35 N. Main St., 479-2537020: DJ & Dancing, 9 p.m. to close
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• Eureka Live!: DJ & Dancing 9 p.m. to close • Eureka Paradise: DJ & Dance music, 9 p.m. to 2 a.m. • Henri’s Just One More: Jukebox, 9 p.m. • Jack’s Place: Blue Moon, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Legends Saloon: The Dirty Roots, 9 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe: Johnnie & Friends, noon to 4 p.m.; Mike & Grady, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den: Karaoke, 9 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Tavern: Diana & the Heartbeats, 8 p.m. • Squid & Whale: Sl a.m. Boxx, 9 p.m. • Voulez-Vous Lounge: Lola Von Ella Burlesque, 8:30 p.m. SUNDAY, AUG. 4 • Basin Park Hotel Balcony Bar & Restaurant: Staymore, noon to 3 p.m.; Chris Diablo, 5 to 8 p.m. • Blarney Stone: Open Mic, 7 p.m. • Eureka Paradise: Local night • New Delhi Cafe: Jesse Dean, 11 a.m. to 3 p.m.; Bella Donna, 4 to 8 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den: Cooter & Friends, 1 to 5 p.m. • Squid & Whale: Local Talent Show MONDAY, AUG. 5
• Blarney Stone: Magic Monday • Chaser’s: Live entertainment, 9 p.m. • Chelsea’s: Springbilly, 9 p.m. • Squid & Whale: Disaster Piece Theatre TUESDAY, AUG. 6 • Chelsea’s: Open Mic Night, 9 p.m. • Squid & Whale: Cut-Throat Freak Show featuring Boobzilla WEDNESDAY, AUG. 7 • Chelsea’s: Smoke Stack Relics & Bloody Ol’ Mule, 9 p.m. • Squid & Whale: Ladies Night & Pie Social, featuring Sweetwater Gypsies with Count to Four ••• Following is the schedule for Summer Diversity Weekend. For more information, visit GayEurekaSprings.com. FRIDAY • The Big Gay 20% Off Sale! All day The Fine Art of Romance 60 Spring St. Phone: 479-366-6264 • The Absolutely Fabulous Big Gay Yard Sale 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. WT Fockers Discount Outlet 2100 E. Van Buren In the parking lot • Get hitched in Eureka Springs 9:30 a.m. Eureka Springs City Hall 44 S. Main St. Lower level, Western Carroll County Courthouse Phone: 479-253-9703 • Live Music at New Delhi Cafe 1 p.m. 2 N. Main St. Phone: 479-253-2525
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That makes for a lot of influence over your business’s reputation, especially if you consider the power of social media. If an employee is a bad fit, unprepared, or not enthused about their work, it will be clear through the level of service that our customers here receive. I know many of the service industry workers here, as I’m sure all who are reading do as well. I’ve been one, I am one, and I interact with them everyday. Our service workers here in Eureka Springs are nothing short of incredible.
• Free Outdoor Concert in Basin Park 5 to 7 p.m. Basin Park, Spring Street at Main • KJ’s Caribé Diversity Meet & Greet Mixer Party 6 p.m. KJ’s Caribé Restaurant y Cantina 309 W. Van Buren Just West of Sherwood Court Motel Phone: 479-253-8102 • Lola Van Ella Burlesque! 8:30 p.m. Voulez-Vous Lounge 63A Spring St. Below the New Orleans Hotel Phone: 479-363-6595 • Pack the Dance Floor at Henri’s 9 p.m. Henri’s Just One More 19 1/2 Spring St. Phone: 479-253-5795 • Celebrity Impersonations Drag Event at Eureka Live Underground 9 p.m. Eureka Live Underground 35 1/2 N. Main St Phone: 479-253-7020 SATURDAY • The Big Gay 20% Off Sale! All day The Fine Art of Romance 60 Spring St. Phone: 479-363-6264 • Men’s Pool Party All day Magnetic Valley Retreat 597 Magnetic Drive Phone: 479-363-1143 • The Absolutely Fabulous Big Gay Yard They are wonderful, strong, capable people full of personality and life – and oftentimes will go the extra distance when they absolutely do not feel like it, knowing they most likely will not get any kind of praise or reward for their extra efforts. They do it because it has to be done. They are determined and most definitely will get frustrated very quickly if management is not leading by example. They have high expectations of themselves and others. This is a remarkable trait – a true quality of excellence – something to be celebrated and fostered. Indeed, the key to good customer ser-
Sale 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. WT Fockers Discount Outlet 2100 E. Van Buren • Pucker up: Public Display of Affection 11:30 a.m. Public Display of Affection Basin Park, Downtown • Live music at New Delhi Cafe Noon to 10:30 p.m. 2 N. Main St. Phone: 479-253-2525 • Lola Von Ella Burlseque!!! 8:30 p.m. Voulez-Vous Lounge 63A Spring St. Below the New Orleans Hotel Phone: 479-363-6595 • Shower of the Stars – Drag Event 9 p.m. Eureka Live Underground 35 1/2 N. Main St Phone: 479-253-7020 • DJ Dance Party at Henri’s 9 p.m. Henri’s Just One More 19 1/2 Spring St. Phone: 479-253-5795 • Late Night Breakfast Buffet At New Delhi Cafe 11 p.m. 2 N. Main St. Phone: 479-253-2525 • Walk of Sh a.m.e Bloody Mary Party 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. The Beer Garden at Eureka Live Underground 35 1/2 N. Main St. Phone: 479-253-7020 vice is employee satisfaction, and that begins with strong leadership and a solid support system through management. •••
Mary R. Flood writes weekly in the Lovely County Citizen, sharing insights on business topics to help Eureka Springs business owners, operators and employees succeed in their work-related endeavors. She will at times entertain and answer readers seeking advice. To contact Flood or send your questions in, email citizen. firstname.lastname@example.org or mail your letter to the Citizen at 3022 E. Van Buren, Suite H, Eureka Springs AR 72632.vt
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or Morris Pate. When the missionaries met the mayor, he told them that he was a member of the Valley View Baptist Church and that he thought the church would be a good place for the mission effort. The church members had the skills and devotion needed for the project. One member is a very effective evangelist who had just returned from a trip to Ecuador, where he supervised the distribution of $500,000 Bibles donated by the Arkansas Gidean organization. Several other church members agreed to spend the week helping the children have a fun week and learn Bible verses. They also provided exciting music the children loved and led the dancing with coordinated motions. The children were excited and happy. Flyers were distributed in trailer parks and other neighborhoods where the children were. Church members knocked on doors and visited with families in the areas where many children lived. They took a church bus to pick up children interested in coming to the Bible school. They were surprised when more children wanted to come than the bus could hold. They arranged for additional buses to pick up everyone that wanted to come. Many of the children and one of the missionaries were not Caucasian and were not born in the United States. One of the missionaries was from Africa. David Kline, pastor of the church, said that Jesus loved the little children and rebuked his disciples when the disciples tried to prevent them from coming to him. Jesus said that we must all become like little children to enter heaven. The pastor also said it was very important to love and pray for our children from their inception and to teach them Christian beliefs when they were very young. He said many parents say they want their children to make up their own minds about what to believe about God when they were old enough to make up their minds. He used the example of a garden which had weeds choke out the vegetables to illustrate what will happen to people who are not trained in their beliefs when they are young. He said that 96 percent of Christians accept-
ed Jesus as their lord and savior before they were 18 years old. After Valley View’s Vacation Bible School, those children and the congregation from Beaver Lake Baptist Church were invited to a service hosted by Rock Springs Baptist Church for worship, praise and thanksgiving. I hope and pray that this program will result in a long-term relationship with the children that attended the Bible school and many more children in the area. I also hope that many other churches in Eureka Springs and beyond will develop and devote the necessary resources to teach children to love God and to love others. Pastor Kline said that Valley View will continue to pick up these children, and others, for worship services. Gene C. Masters
Reader warns of future power lines in eastern part of county To all those who care about the beauty of our lands: Some readers may be aware of the SWEPCO power-line controversy in Carroll County, but most readers will not know where that power line is planned to go next. From it, one power line is proposed from the (planned) Kings River Substation to Springfield, Mo., and another to connect with an Entergy 500kV mega-high-voltage line planned to run from Newport, Ark., through Mountain View and Harrison to Carroll County. It seems that when it comes to the tourism and retirement economy of North Arkansas, the energy companies are planning to turn out the lights. Here in Western Carroll County, landowners were given just 30 days notice to hire attorneys in defense of our properties. That case will be decided by the Arkansas Public Service Commission, normally friendly to utility companies’ every whim. I hope to give unaware landowners to the east a bit more notice. What we hope to prevent in our neighborhoods is coming at you in spades. A 500kV power line requires massive power poles up to 160 feet in height and a 200-foot right-of-way — greater in width than a six-lane interstate highway system.
Just as SWEPCO claimed that their 345kV expansion is to serve us, Entergy will claim benefits to you. But the truth is that they are building a superhighway of electric power only to serve their own profit margins. Get involved. Learn about it. Go to Savetheozarks.org. — Doug Stowe email@example.com blogging at: http://wisdomofhands. blogspot.com website: http://dougstowe.com
Fatal wreck victim’s wife says thanks I am so overwhelmed by all the love and support everyone has given me during this terrible time. I want to thank you for all your prayers and for those who brought food, gave hugs, memorials, and gifts. Thank you to the Holiday Island fire department and EMT’s for all that you did to try to save Monte. You are such special people, and we are all so lucky to have you! Thank you to the Highway Patrol for being so caring during all this. Thank you to the Holiday Island Community Church and Rev. John Wallace for the beautiful service and fellowship. My thanks to all who stopped at the accident scene for your help and comfort. What a beautiful community to live in! I can’t tell you enough how very thankful I am to my family and all my friends who have helped me so much. You really do keep me going. Monte and I knew when we moved here nine years ago what a wonderful place this is. Monte loved it here, and I do too! God Bless you!! Connie Woolhiser
Reader says eminent domain is wrong Dear Editor, I lived abroad for a number of years and I saw ‘nationalized industries’ like utilities take the properties of private citizens through the use of imminent domain and they could do it because the utility and the government were essentially one and
the same. But that was not in the USA where we have democracy and not centralized government planning. The people in this overseas country had no rights to fight government bureaucracies as their phone calls, emails and Internet activity were being watched at all times and kept in a huge computer banks forever or until such undetermined time deemed necessary. Just in case they might turn up later to be an enemy of the state and that could simply be someone that opposed vigorously their property being usurped through the brutal and most-often abused use of imminent domain. Oh, wait a minute! Didn’t hundreds of property owners in NWA sign up to say that their organic farms — whether they be cattle or free-range poultry, vegetable, restaurants, green houses, bee keepers and wineries — were going to be taken away (or substantially harmed) by a large shareholder-owned utility company? Chemical companies should be happy to be selling ever-more herbicides to SWEPCO, which in turn will denigrate the land that no longer will be able keep its organic status. Hundreds more citizens will have the values of their properties taken away when they loose their open views, and (all of Carroll County’s) municipalities will be taking in less revenues for schools because of the steep drop in property values predicted. Forget about more people retiring here or eco-tourism taking off as a full-fledged economy of its own. The state of Arkansas is facilitating this act of eminent domain and all because the state of Arkansas foolishly allowed this highly profitable-for-management corporation — that surely donates to political campaigns — to erect a coal-fired power plant. Now the power plant erected, this behemoth of obsolescence has to do something to perpetuate its relevance. If it means taking the livelihoods of small businesses away from them or taking the value of municipalities and private citizens away, then so be it. The nationalized economy must be allowed to continue! Fat-cat utilities only get that way with a little help from above. — Susan Pang Garfield
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The Natural Way Keeping a head of hair healthy
he hair on top of our head is seen by everybody and often it is what folks base their first Jim Fain impression upon. Additionally, it does provide a protective function to our head and body. A good diet and proper supplementation can enhance hair health. We all know of male pattern baldness, however, many do not know that women often lose hair count or the thickness of individual strands thins with age. In both men and women hormones play a large role. The balance of testosterone and certain female hormones effects the amount and placement of hair on our bodies. Genetics, diet, prescribed drugs and stress play a large role in hair. Not much can be done about our gene pool but we can maximize our diet and reduce daily stress. A good rounded diet which includes plenty of water helps. If you happen to not be very good with eating well a good multi-vitamin with minerals and trace elements will go a long way. Being sure of having enough vitamin B-complex especially is useful, looking to take in enough biotin (up to 1mg) each day. B-complex also helps the body handle the effects of stress. Stress reduction in whatever form does as well. MSM (2-4g/day) makes the hair stronger as well as improving skin and nails. Wild Yam creme along with Saw Palmetto is used to help bring hair back to those receding or absent places. There are specialty formulas by private label and commercial which can be very beneficial. Shampooing once every other day or longer for most people is often enough. This stops the over cleaning of your hair. You see you do need to leave a little natural oil in place. Some people like to use a shampoo which does not have TEA-Laurel Sulfate or DEA in it, others don’t mind if it does. I like to use a gentle shampoo separate from a conditioner. This way I can add a small glop of conditioner rubbed between my palms. Hair health is surprisingly complicated. A consultation with your trusted and trained hair professional along with your health care provider is often very wise. Having your head displayed to the world in the way you want is a pleasure which enhances self confidence.
Wisecrack Zodiac ARIES: You’re usually the first to take action, but you’ve been dragging your feet lately. This journey of a thousand steps will likely start with a friendly shove and a faceplant on the right path. TAURUS: Keeping quiet is what you do best, but all those secrets have started fighting, gladiator-style, in your head. If anyone else wants to confide in you, tell them it better be good, because the losing tidbit gets blabbed. GEMINI: You know all the tricks of the trade, but do you have a clue without doing sleight of hand? Doing something the long, honest way sounds boring, but it will pay off in the very near future, especially if there’s a boss around. CANCER: You’ve discovered hidden treasure, but there’s no need to defend it with your pirate blade. One man’s booty is another man’s Salvation Army donation, so fork over the cash and set sail for home with your reward. LEO: It’s lovely walking around in beauty and mystery all the time, except when it gets tangled on your pants leg or trapped on your shoe like toilet paper. A little less mystery would do you some good, and make it easier to walk around town. VIRGO: It seems like life drags you from place to place, but you’re in the driver’s seat most of the time. Pull over for a bit and find a map instead of playing Mario Kart on Main Street. LIBRA: Some people believe there’s only one key to understanding the universe, but you haul around a key ring worthy of a high school janitor. If you narrow down those theories, you won’t be futzing at the lock with the key to a 1971 Pinto. SCORPIO: To everything there is a season, but your particular fruits are way past their picking date. Start sowing some new notions before your current ideas turn into some particularly pickled sour grapes. SAGITTARIUS: Sometimes you don’t find love, it finds you. This is
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fine, unless it has your photo taped to the dashboard and a creepy shrine built in the closet. In that case, pull out your taser and show love some real sparks. CAPRICORN: You don’t always know what’s best, but you could definitely do worse. Be proud that your life rides the middle of the road, because you could so easily end up in the ditch. AQUARIUS: Beauty is in the eye of the beholder, and sometimes it’s
good when you can’t find your glasses. A blurry 10 is much better than a focused 3, especially if tequila is involved. Aim high and squint. PISCES: You’re astounded when people want your opinion on a matter. Instead of painting yourself to blend in with the wallpaper, step up and stand out. You just might enjoy the spotlight.
Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1. Dobie Gillis’ sidekick _______ G. Krebs 8. Yard bowling game, (It.) 13. One-celled protozoan 14. Not urban 15. Devices in a network that handle message transfers between computers 16. Coral island with a lagoon 17. Large Eureka lodging facility 18. Barely scrapes by 20. “__ _ the only one who doesn’t get it?” 21. Goes on the offense 24. Open a beer keg 25. Made a lap 26. Protests favored by John and Yoko 28. Some natives of 10 D 31. Delight 32. Dumpty leader 34. Women’s garment 35. First birthday 36. One who keeps rabbit warrens 41. Ashy; pale 42. “Let’s fly ____!”
43. Snockered 44. Command 46. Children’s writer ________ Sendak 49. Area of speciality 50. Like an illegal trader, perhaps 51. Produces food 52. Display case, (Fr.) DOWN 1. West Side Story role and song; or Eureka’s _____ von Savage (aka “the mushroom lady)
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2. Amid 3. Actress Loretta _____ 4. Earn 5. Honest Pres. 6. Hardest to find 7. Office or school fixtures 8. 34 A 9. Passe 10. Where many a 28 A lives 11. Relaxer 12. Ellipsis, (var.) 19. Conger or moray, e.g. 22. Inv. request 23. Toward the orient 27. Panache
28. Daredevil, e.g. 29. Moonwort; plant of the genus Lunaria 30. Editor, at times 33. Slew off course 34. Former Eureka Springs singer and gay rights opponent, Anita ______ 37. Source of flax 38. Skip a syllable 39. Kitchen gizmo 40. One cubic meter 45. Dutch tree 47. Olympic chant 48. Semi or oil well, e.g.
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Jerry Dean Tumbleson
February 18, 1967 – July 14, 2013
Jerry Dean Tumbleson, a resident of Berryville, AR, was born February 18, 1967 in Leslie, AR, a son of Preston McKinney & Georgia Ague. He departed this life on Sunday, July 14, 2013, in Springfield, MO at the age of 46 years. Jerry was of the Baptist Faith and worked for Tyson Foods in Berryville, AR. He is survived by his father, Preston McKinney of Springdale, AR; mother, Georgia Ague of De Queen, AR; one daughter, Jazmine Tumbleson, of Harrison, AR; one son, Jerrick Tumbleson of Berryville, AR; one brother, Chris Perkins of Berryville, AR; three sisters, Donna
Welch of De Queen, AR; Amy Ague of Harrison, AR; Christine Blair of Illinois; four uncles; fiancé, Susan Young; several nieces, nephews and a host of other family and friends. Jerry was preceded in death by his wife, Linda (Green) Tumbleson, his grandparents and one uncle. Memorial service was from 6:00 until 8:00 P.M. Wednesday, July 17, 2013 at the Green Forest City Park with pot luck for dinner. Service arrangements were under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Online condolences may be sent to the family at nelsonfuneral.com.
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Motorcycles for Sale House for Lease 2 BR / 2 BA house for lease in Holiday Island available Sept. 1 for $700/mo. Central heat & air, wood stove, large back deck, and all appliances except washer/dryer. Deposit and first month’s rent prior to move-in. Call Michael at 870-480-6425.
GARAGE SALE Household items, sofas, quilting racks, lots of power tools, fishing tackle, antiques and much, much more. Minutes from Eureka Springs. 9 Blackfoot Lane, Holiday Island.
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This year’s event will feature the Barefoot Ball, Queen’s Contest, a parade, arts & crafts exhibitions, free music in Basin Park and, as the main show, the taping of WoodSongs at The Aud. Tickets for reserve seating range from $35 to $75 (all fees included), and will be available beginning today, Aug. 1 at www.TheAuditorium.org. For more information, visit www. OzarkFolkFestival.com and www. WoodSongs.com.
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From Farmer to Table Lunches lead to fresh menu for Autumn Breeze
Photos by Jennifer Jackson
Tomato-dill salad and roasted peppers with lemon aioli were the first course of last week’s Farmers’ Lunch.
By Jennifer Jackson Six weeks ago, Richard Bloch, chef/owner of Autumn Breeze restaurant, was at the local Farmer’s Market at Pine Mountain Village. Knowing that the farmers had a long morning, he invited one of them back to the restaurant for lunch, even though the restaurant wasn’t open at that time. The word got out, and soon, a whole table of farmers, market supporters and family members were gathering at Autumn Breeze for the weekly Farmers Lunch. Starting Aug. 1, Autumn Breeze will be open to the public for lunch Monday through Friday, with a preview tasting on July 31 from 4:30 p.m. to 6:30 p.m. The lunch menu includes a Farmers Market soup and three-course fixed-price meal, that like the farmer’s lunch, depends on what’s in season. “We never know what we are going to get,” said Valerie Damon, a market board member who was at last week’s lunch. Sigrid Kline, a chef and restaurant manager, put together the Farmer’s Lunches, served after the Thursday market. Guests last week included Ryan Craig, who raises poultry; Richard Potter of RP Cattle in Powell, Mo., and local organic farmer Patrice Gros, who arrived with a sack of fresh vegetables. “What I like about it is you don’t have to look at the menu,” Gros said.
Regulars already know about the sourdough rye bread that Bloch makes. Kline is a returnee, having worked at Autumn Breeze as a teenager. Noticing her interest in food, Bloch, an alumni of the Culinary Institute of America, got Kline into the school, where she completed the four-year course. After working in New York for two years, Kline, missing family, returned and was hired by Bloch, who built the restaurant on acreage on Highway 23 South. “We opened here 20 years ago on July 23,” he said. Last week’s Farmer’s Lunch menu: tomato-dill salad and roasted peppers with lemon aioli, followed by braised pork, garlic mashed potatoes, Chinese long beans and fried green tomatoes. Dessert was a sorbet made with fresh cucumbers pureed in a simple syrup. The result: like eating snow. “This is the strangest and most wonderful thing I’ve ever eaten,” Potter said. Lunch is served Monday through Friday, 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Soups, salads, appetizers, quiche, sandwiches, three entrees, desserts and a three-course fixed-price lunch are available. Dinner nightly 5 p.m. to 9 p.m. For information/reservations: 479-2537734. Autumn Breeze restaurant is located at 198 Huntsville Rd. (Hwy. 23 S.), Eureka Springs, a quarter-mile south of the East Van Buren intersection.
ABOVE: Braised pork, garlic mashed potatoes, Chinese long beans and fried green tomatoes make up the main course. Farmers and families attending the lunch are Marcello Gros and Patrice Gros, at the end of the table, and Richard Potter, right, who raises organic beef in Powell, Mo. AT LEFT: The dessert: cucumber sorbet made with cucumbers from a local farm.
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AL HOOKS – SELLS EUREKA ... FOR INFORMATION ON ANY HOME IN EUREKA, CALL 877.279.0001 HOOKED ON EUREKA – Al, Cheryl and Paul IMAGINE THE POSSIBILITIES ~ Beautiful antique white pine floors gleam throughout the spacious living quarters of this 4bed/2.5 bath home, oversize rooms, double archways, vaulted ceilings, sunrooms, back deck, New Orleans Style balcony overlooks. Approx. 8000 sq. ft. lower level that can be WHATEVER YOU DESIRE!!! $437,000.
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Converted school house w/guest cottage nestled on 10 unrestricted acres. This perfect marriage of land & homes has unlimited usage. Your dream hideaway offers multiple possibilities, lovely home, commercial development or whatever you can imagine. Amenities galore! $249,900.
Rare combination of home & mountain views on your private 2.5 acre paradise. Fabulous mountain views from you decks or charming living areas. Loads of amenities & eurekan style. A rare opportunity to own a perfect hideaway or income producing rental. Minutes from historic Eureka Springs, dining & entertainment district. Own a piece of paradise. For a private preview give me a call. $129,900.
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Beautiful cedar cabin set in the woods on 3.1 acres includes all wood oak floors that are 3/4” thick & eyebrow skylights. Wonderful wood features throughout. Big covered back deck provides tranquil spot for reflection. $185,000.
Cedar home w/guest house on 8.29 (+/-) acres, pond, beautiful mtn. views & land. The home features large open rooms, geothermal heat, generator, large windows, 2-car garage, 1-car carport, detached 3-car carport w/storage, guest house w/kitchenette, bath. POSSIBLE OWNER FINANCING. $399,900.
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This home boasts an open living/dining area that has a gas log fireplace. With the split floor plan, provides privacy. A great deck for entertaining and a fenced back yard. 2 car garage. Utility laundry room. Close to all Holiday Island amenities. $135,000.
The perfect marriage of home & lake. This geo Dome Home & fab guest house are nestled on pristinely landscaped grounds & gardens with million dollar views. Multi leveled decks surround this home, and invite the Ozarks into your living areas. The home has been immaculately maintained with attention to detail and quality. Amenities too numerous to list. $369,000.
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Single family 2,250 sq ft home with finished downstairs boasts 4 Bedroom , 2 & 1/2 baths, 2 kitchens, 2 covered decks, 2 living areas - one with gas log fireplace.and Jacuzzi tub. Addtl room off of kitchen that would be great for added living space or workshop. Off street parking. Small fenced area in part of the yard. $139,900.
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This prime retail building located right on historic Spring St. is waiting for you! This building boasts a prime retail location PLUS a nightly unit (with separate entrance) on 2nd floor. Off-street parking, balcony in front & back with views. A great opportunity to have a home & business. $490,500.
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NEw Fantastic home and cottage or a great business opportunity. Nestled on Hwy 62 with great white river valley views from rear decks and high traffic visibility. Two individual homes offer multiple use possibilities or that quiet get away family compound. 1457 sq ft house and 910 sq ft cottage each hosting 2 bedrooms and 1 bath in each dwelling. Check it out at roadsidehaven.com. $179,900.
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One of Eureka’s best business locations, offering a rare opportunity of living quarters and business. The building offers all the charm of Eureka. Successfully being run as a unique retail shop, but has endless possibilities. Call Al for a private viewing and details. $272,000.
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CHERYL COLBERT 479.981.6249
1800’s shotgun-style farmhouse nestled on private wooded acreage offers end of road privacy and endless possibilities. Double parlor, front and back covered porches, upper balcony, garden space and old barn. Hidden gem waiting to be uncovered. $149,900.
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MOVE IN READY! Great 2 bedroom 1.5 bath home comes furnished. Open living/dining, galley kitchen & bonus family room. Wood burning fireplace, big deck, covered porch, full basement….call today! $117,500.
NEW - MLS 686613. Walking distance to downtown! This beautiful Federal style home features 3 bedrooms/2 bath, LIV/ FDR/ Sitting room/ eat-in kitchen, large bonus room, upstairs bonus room, basement, landscaped yard. $242,000. Call me today to schedule a showing for this home or any home!
Paul Faulk 479-981-0668
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Great home on one of Eureka’s unique streets. Views of downtown from deck & backyard. Approx. 1,724 sq. ft. 2 bed/2 bath, 2 car garage with additional parking pad. PLUS additional 1 bed/1 bath & workshop, both with separate entrances. Fireplace, Jacuzzi bath, eat in kitchen and lots of storage. This is a MUST SEE! $153,000.
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