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July 27 3:31 a.m. — A subject was arrested for driving on a suspended license. 10:37 a.m. — The owner of a car with a dog in it turned the car on so the dog could have air conditioning. 11:48 a.m. — A subject turned himself in on warrant and was arrested, booked, posted bond and released. Sounds like a pretty productive day! 1:55 p.m. — An officer followed a driver home after being told the driver was experiencing mechanical problems. 4:00 p.m. — A disgruntled customer left a business without any confrontation. July 28 8:30 a.m. — An officer filed a report on a scam. 10:01 a.m. — An officer filed a report on burglary. 6:22 p.m. — The driver of a vehicle in an accident was charged with driving while intoxicated. 6:23 p.m. — An officer filed a report on a traffic accident. 7:30 p.m. — An officer filed a report after a caller reported that one of her employees tried to poison her. 9:06 p.m. — An officer filed a report on threats. July 29 9:43 a.m. — A dog at large was returned to its owner. 12:17 p.m. — A dog at large was picked up until its owner returned home. 12:32 p.m. — An officer responded to a truck that had run off the road but no report was necessary. 4:36 p.m. — A subject was arrested for driving while intoxicated and possession of drug paraphernalia. 9:00 p.m. — A subject advised that her husband took her car keys and wouldn’t tell her where they were. 9:52 p.m. — An officer filed a report on a hit and run. July 30 12:42 a.m. — An officer filed a report on unauthorized use of a vehicle. 8:12 a.m. — An officer issued a

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warning for tailgating. 9:36 a.m. — A caller searched for but did not locate a reported dog at large. 12:22 p.m. — A subject with a goat left an area before officers arrived. 1:12 p.m. — A subject was arrested on warrant. 3:42 p.m. — No report was needed after a domestic dispute. The parties were separated. July 31 12:42 p.m. — A caller reported a man with a goat tied to a meter, and an officer informed the man that livestock isn’t allowed in the city. No word on whether the man was cited for parking his goat illegally. 1:59 p.m. — An officer searched for a vehicle that reportedly almost hit another car head-on but did not locate the vehicle. 2:24 p.m. — An officer searched for a driver reported to be drinking a beer while driving but didn’t locate the vehicle. 6:58 p.m. — The man with the goat was issued a citation after remaining downtown. Forget what we said at 12:42. Aug. 1 9:39 a.m. — Officers searched for a man reported to be intoxicated walking around a parking lot in his underwear but were unable to locate anyone with that description. 10:10 a.m. — An officer determined an issue to be a civil matter. 12:57 p.m. — An officer filed a report on a two-vehicle accident. 3:01 p.m. — An officer filed a report on a motorcycle accident. 5:58 p.m. — An officer began a search for a person who allegedly paid a business in counterfeit bills. 6:27 p.m. — All was well following an alarm. 7:33 p.m. — Officers located the suspect who allegedly passed the counterfeit bills and arrested him. 10:18 p.m. — An officer found a reported suspicious vehicle to be fine. See Dispatch, page 23

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4 States Event Center recently presented Bikers Against Child Abuse with a $985 check in support of their efforts protecting children from predators.


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Guardians of the most vulnerable

Bikers Against Child Abuse protect children from predators By Alana Cook

Everyone knows bikers don’t wear pink ribbons; those are for little girls. “Racer” clutches the right flap of his biker’s jacket, tattered from years of shielding him from fierce wind and rain during his rides to support abused children, and talks about the pink ribbon he wears in remembrance of Hailey Owens. “Pink was her favorite color and her family asked B.A.C.A. to be at her vigil,” Racer said. “It was quiet enough to hear footsteps marching in the street. They sang her favorite song, ‘This Little Light of Mine.’ ” Owens was abducted from her Springfield, Mo., neighborhood earlier this year and found dead hours later. As a member of Bikers Against Child Abuse, Racer has dedicated his life to stopping predators like the one who killed little Hailey. “If something should arise that law enforcement can’t get there, we will stand between the child and predator. We will take a bullet for a child,” he said. B.A.C.A. volunteers work in tandem with prosecutors and law enforcement to provide a safety net for children who are preparing to testify against predators. To ensure that everyone involved stays safe, volunteers use

road names instead of their real names. Much like Racer’s jacket secures him from the harsh outside elements while he’s riding, bikers wrap children in a blanket of emotional and physical protection so they can feel strong enough to testify against their abusers. They even go into the courtroom when a child must testify against their abuser. “We empower the child to not be afraid to testify in court, so hiding their names prevents the predator from harassing B.A.C.A. members. If the child doesn’t testify, there’s no case,” Racer said. Every potential B.A.C.A. member is fingerprinted and subject to an extensive FBI background check to see if they have committed crimes against children or acts of domestic violence, violated court-ordered child support or have any other serious criminal arrests or charges. As the public relations officer for the Seven Valleys chapter of B.A.C.A., Racer helps raise awareness about what they do and “PaPa,” the chapter’s child liaison, works on the front lines fielding hotline calls. When a call comes in, PaPa or another board member answers it and takes information so board members can decide whether

the case qualifies for their help. If they accept the case, PaPa does an intake evaluation, chooses two primary contacts in the chapter who will be available to support the child and family, and set a time to meet the child and primary guardian. The team then decides whether the case is a Level One or Level Two. Children always have a biker’s phone number. “Sometimes they call at bedtime just to talk,” PaPa said. Just like his name, PaPa’s voice is soft and strong. His eyes convey a warm understanding that seems to say, ‘been there, done that.’ After a few calls, kids realize they aren’t alone — shielded by protection, they begin to learn to trust again. Level Two cases are the most dangerous cases where the child is in imminent danger of being physically harmed by a predator. “The need has never arose where we had to physically stand between a perpetrator and a child,” Racer said, but should that situation happen, B.A.C.A. volunteers are legally armed and ready to defend the child. B.A.C.A. members assigned to a Level Two case are prepared to stand guard at a child’s house so he or she feels safer. “With Level Twos, we will stay there day

and night in shifts until that child is comfortable to sleep in their bed in a calm manner,” Racer said. Bikers welcome the kids they protect into the fold as one of their own. Every child gets a teddy bear, a gift bag and a vest with their name on it. They also get a photo of themselves on one of the members’ bikes. “That’s just to let them know they have many brothers and sisters who have their back,” Racer said. B.A.C.A. is now an international organization that has grown from a few members when it was started in 1985 by John Lilley, a.k.a. “Chief.” Though some states don’t recognize what they do as helpful, bikers are working with authorities to expand their services to all 50 states. The Seven Valleys chapter was presented with a $985 check by the 4 States Event Center in Eureka Springs last Sunday to support their work in Northwest Arkansas and Missouri. “BACA has been chosen because of the phenomenal work that they do,” said Linda Harris, owner of 4 States Event Center. For more information or to volunteer, go to

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Caring for the ghosts of Eureka Springs’ past By Alana Cook

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A 130-year-old testament to Eureka Springs’ history rests on 48 acres east of Highway 62, not far from the Kettle Campground. The grounds of the Eureka Springs Cemetery are the final resting place for many prominent figures from Eureka’s past. Tombstones dating back to 1885 echo the history of a town that was formed as a Victorian retreat. “If you walk through the cemetery and look at tombstones, the monuments and borders they put out is a testament to the wealth of people then,” said Ken Fugate, chairman of the Eureka Springs Cemetery Commission. Fugate said he gets requests from all over the country from researchers and family members asking for photos of gravestones and information about people buried in the cemetery. “I got an email from the Smithsonian where they were looking for a person and tracked him to this area. I emailed them a photo of the tombstone and they were happy,” Fugate said. To help respond to the requests and keep Eureka’s history alive, Fugate and the Cemetery Commission’s vice chair, June Westphal, are working on several archival projects. “June and I were working on writing a page on each of most important people buried here. We are also working close together with the Arkansas Preservation Society in Little Rock to get the cemetery on the state registry,” he said. About 4,000 people made the cemetery their final resting place, and about 2,400 of those died before 1967. To meet the state’s requirement for the registry, 51 percent of burials must be 50 years or older. “That’s more than half of the 4,000,” Fugate said. Getting on the registry increases the cemetery’s chances to receive state funding, though it wouldn’t be a large amount. “Right now we have two people doing the majority of the work,” Fugate said.

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Overseeing the needs of Eureka Springs’ only cemetery is a full-time job for Cemetery Commission chairman Ken Fugate.

Along with his other projects, Fugate has enlisted the help of a friend to create a database of graves and he is also making copies of grave indexes so there are extras in case the others were destroyed. Westphal and Fugate are undertaking the monumental task of filling the shoes of five commissioners because one position is vacant and two commissioners are unable to commit very much time helping. Commissioners are volunteers who receive no pay for their work. In fact, the cemetery gets no funding from the city. Its only source of income is the little money it receives in donations from the Friends of the Cemetery account at Community First Bank and through fundraisers and the sale of plots. During city council meetings, Mayor Butch Berry has mentioned several times the importance of supporting the Cemetery Commission and of filling the vacant position. Fugate said his long-term goal is to put a natural stone mausoleum on the grounds but he lamented that doing so “would take a lot of funding.”

The cemetery also has a problem with wild hogs, according to Ron Cappelletti, father of groundskeeper Kelly Cappeletti. Ron Cappeletti said that more needs to be done to protect those who visit and care for the cemetery’s grounds. “My daughter works there as grounds keeper and has been attacked several times by a group of hogs residing in the abandoned acres in the corner of the cemetery. She is required to maintain that section as well as the public areas,” Cappeletti said in an email to the Citizen. Fugate acknowledged that wild hogs have been an issue. “Wild hogs are a problem,” he said. “We don’t recommend going to the cemetery at night.” Reinstating the Cemetery Commission’s line-item in the city’s budget could help appease the “wealthy” ghosts of Eureka’s past and stop the hogs from attacking their graves. “We used to get funding three mayors ago and it was taken away. In previous administrations, I asked to reinstate a lineitem to get funding again but hit a brick wall,” Fugate said.

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Wrongful death suit filed by Fat Tire cyclist’s widower could face state Supreme Court challenge By Alana Cook and Scott Loftis After Carroll County Circuit Judge Scott Jackson denied a defense motion for summary judgment in a wrongful death lawsuit against the City of Eureka Springs and Eureka Springs Fire and Emergency Medical Services, an Arkansas Municipal League attorney who is helping represent the city and the fire department said she is considering challenging the decision through the state Supreme Court. John Wooldridge filed the suit against the city, the fire department, several emergency medical personnel and other entities after the July 19, 2014 death of his wife, Laura. Laura Wooldridge, 39, of Little Rock, died at Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville, where she had been taken by helicopter after wrecking her bicycle during a pre-ride in preparation for the annual Fat Tire Festival mountain biking festival at Lake Leatherwood. In the lawsuit filed by Little Rock Attorney Jesse J. Gibson, John Wooldridge says his wife’s injuries were not life-threatening, and that her death was the result of medical negligence by emergency responders who treated her before she was placed in the helicopter. Also named as defendants in the lawsuit are Thomas Dransfield, Darrell Backs, Rod Wasson, Robert Tollett and James Cowan. All were employees of the Eureka Springs Fire Department who provided initial treatment to Laura Wooldridge at Lake Leatherwood. Dransfield has since left the department. Specifically, the suit alleges that the fire department personnel decided to perform a procedure known as a rapid sequence intubation on Laura Wooldridge. “They did so despite the fact nearly an hour and a half had elapsed since the wreck,” the lawsuit says. “Wooldridge was ambulatory, speaking, carrying her bike, and had scored 14 on the Glasgow Coma Scale, only one below a maximum score.”

The Glasgow Coma Scale is a neurological scale that is used to assess the conscious state of a patient. It ranges from 3 (indicating deep unconsciousness) to 15 (indicating full consciousness). According to the lawsuit, the emergency responders sedated Wooldridge and administered a paralytic agent. “Administering these drugs rendered Wooldridge unable to breathe on her own without being properly and safely intubated and ventilated. Therefore, time was of the essence and establishment of an airway was imperative,” the lawsuit says. Local emergency responders tried twice to intubate Wooldridge, without success, according to the lawsuit, which says that personnel from the medical helicopter also tried and failed to intubate Wooldridge. The suit says helicopter personnel then attempted to perform a cricothyrotomy, which it describes as “a procedure where an incision is made through the cricothyroid membrane in the neck of the patient and an endotracheal tube (“ETT”) is placed through the incision and into the trachea so the patient can breathe.” The suit names Terry Phillips and Brian Heffington, employees of Air Evac EMS Inc. and Air Medical Group Holdings Inc. as defendants, along with both companies. Phillips and Heffington were aboard the helicopter that arrived at Lake Leatherwood to transport Wooldridge, the lawsuit indicated. According to the lawsuit, Phillips and Heffington failed to properly perform the cricothyrotomy. “Phillips and Heffington made the incision not through the cricothyroid membrane, but above and slightly to the left of the notch in the thyroid cartilage,” the lawsuit says. “Instead of inserting the ETT into the trachea, which leads to the lungs to allow Wooldridge to breathe, Phillips and Heffington inserted the ETT into the esophagus, which leads to the stomach. Wooldridge was unable to breathe.” The suit says that Wooldridge’s condition “deteriorated rapidly.” “Neither Phillips nor Heffington ever

took the appropriate measures to check or verify that the ETT was in the trachea instead of the esophagus,” the suit says. Despite two separate carbon dioxide monitors showing no carbon dioxide being released upon exhalation or any other signs of proper tracheal intubation, the lawsuit says neither Phillips nor Heffington removed the ETT and attempted to re-intubate Wooldridge in the trachea. Wooldridge was placed in the helicopter and transported to WRMC in Fayetteville, where she was pronounced dead on arrival. “Defendants’ actions and omissions directly and proximately caused Wooldridge’s death,” the lawsuit says. It cites a finding by the Arkansas State Crime Lab and a death certificate, which state that Wooldridge’s cause of death was esophageal intubation. The lawsuit seeks unspecified damages and attorneys’ fees. Municipal League attorney Sara Teague filed a motion for summary judgment in Carroll County Circuit Court, but Jackson denied that motion in a June 25 ruling. Teague argued that the city should be granted municipal immunity because its insurance policy wasn’t purchased by a city employee with the authority to bind the city in a contract. Eureka Springs Fire Chief Randy Ates said the city’s liability insurance policy was purchased several years ago by former Eureka Springs Fire Chief Rhys Williams. He said the policy “has been maintained over the years because it was already in place. The debate is over whether the policy is being legitimately maintained by the previous administration.” Teague maintains that the city should be immune from legal action. “Arkansas law extends immunity to cities to the extent they aren’t covered under their insurance,” she said. “My motion said there’s a problem with who purchased the policy and whether it is valid. The court disagreed and denied the mo-


tion and I filed, asking the court to reconsider its ruling so the city’s immunity can come into play. The city’s ordinance lays out what’s required for a contract like this to be entered into on behalf of city. The authority has to be delegated by the mayor and that didn’t happen here. Rhys Williams purchased the policy without the proper authority to do so.” “I have been told by Sara Teague that they are considering a challenge to the judge’s order denying its Motion for Summary Judgment and his failure to grant the city it municipal immunity in the case,” Dan Bufford, a Little Rock attorney representing Eureka Springs Fire & EMS and emergency workers in the case said. “They very well may file an interlocutory appeal to the state Supreme Court level and have the right and privilege to do so.” Bufford said Teague’s immunity argument “is a very critical and important and significant issue in Arkansas law” because the “city’s immunity defense took precedence over the other issues raised in the complaint and that the immunity issue could be decided or determined before the other issues in the case could be litigated and determined against the city.” Because it’s so important, the argument could go directly to the state Supreme Court and bypasses the state Court of Appeals, Bufford said. Ates said that could mean a lengthy delay in resolving the case. “Theoretically, it’s possible that an appeal could be made by the Municipal League which means Jackson’s decision could go to the Arkansas Supreme Court, dragging the case out for years,” Ates said. Ates said that Wooldridge had to be intubated because “she had a slowly developing but life-threatening injury that required intubation to correct.” Gibson maintains that the defendants caused Wooldridge’s death. “She should be here today. It’s a horrible, tragic case that should have never happened,” he said.

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Eureka Springs police arrest counterfeiting suspect

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By Samantha Jones and Alana Cook

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Pictured from left to right are Rep. Charlotte Douglas, R-Alma, Laura Webb who survived being hit by a truck driven by her then-husband, and Laura Ponce, the mother of Laura Aceves, who was killed by her ex-boyfriend Victor Acuna-Sanchez in Eureka Springs. Laura’s Law protecting domestic violence victims was recently passed and named in honor of Webb, Ponce and Aceves. Not pictured are Carroll County Sheriff Randy Mayfield, CCSO Maj. George Frye and Rep. Bob Ballinger, R-Hindsville, all of whom played vital roles in helping the law become reality.

Eureka Springs ranked in top 30 best small cities in America by Conde Naste Traveler readers Conde Naste Traveler readers chose Eureka Springs as number 26 of 30 best small cities in America. Over 100,000 votes were tallied in the vote. Eureka Springs shared the top 30 with other cities such as Newport Beach, Calif. and Palm Springs, Calif., both of which ranked below Eureka Springs in the list. “It’s no secret to regular visitors or those of us lucky enough to live in Eureka Springs why we made the list,” Eureka


Springs Downtown Network Director Jacqueline Wolven said. “Downtown Eureka Springs offers so many attractions for both the visitor and the resident. It just keeps getting better year after year,” she said. To see a list of other cities who made the cut, visit Conde Naste Traveler’s website at

Eureka Springs police officers arrested a Missouri man Saturday on charges of mass counterfeiting. The Carroll County Detention Center intake log notes that Tristan John Jeffries, 42, of Lamar, Mo., was booked on forgery in the first degree, theft by receiving, criminal possession of a forgery device, theft of services, unlawful use of a driver’s license and is on hold for other agencies. A press release from the Eureka Springs Police Department describes the arrest, saying Sgt. Brad Handley and ESPD Assistant Chief Lt. Al Frost responded to a call from the owner of Days Inn in Eureka Springs after he suspected Jeffries may have paid for his motel room with fake $20 bills. The officers verified that the bills were counterfeit, the release states, and began an aggressive search for the suspect. Approximately one hour later, the release continues, Frost observed Jeffries driving on Highway 62 and stopped the vehicle. Frost and Handley found that Jeffries had several outstanding warrants from Missouri and arrested him. The release notes that the officers searched Jeffries’ vehicle after he was in custody, finding a large amount of counterfeit bills, stolen license plates, fake driver’s licenses and counterfeit printing equipment and supplies. “He had all the fake counterfeit money on his computer program ready to be printed.

The program could print $100, $50, $20, $10 and $5 bills,” Frost said. ESPD gained access to Jeffries’ computer because it was unlocked. “Everything was preset in folders to produce each of the bills he wanted. The program could be used to print the money and all the bills were scanned into his system already,” he said. A later search of Jeffries’ motel room revealed overwhelming evidence of massive counterfeiting, according to the release. “Most of the paper bills we confiscated were $20, $10 and $5,” Frost said. This wasn’t Jeffries’ first time targeting Eureka Springs, Frost said. “He just arrived in the area on Saturday but we believe he has probably been here targeting Eureka Springs before and has come here fairly often,” he said. “We believe he has been actively counterfeiting since 2012 and targeting Central and Southwest Missouri and Northwest Arkansas and he is possibly working with one or two other people but that is not confirmed.” ESPD has contacted the U.S. Secret Service and will be working closely with them on the case. Frost urges anyone who believes they have received counterfeit money to call the ESPD immediately. Citizens can also check the U.S. Secret Service website at http://www.secretservice. gov/money_detect.shtml for more information on how to detect counterfeit money.


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Eureka Springs restaurants prepare to filter water By Lee Mitchell

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Since fluoride was added to Eureka Springs’ water supply in mid-July, local restaurant owners and residents are researching and purchasing water filtration systems. Citizens and business owners continue to voice concerns about Carroll-Boone Water District inserting fluoride into the city’s water supply. While the rush for filters is on, social media and letters to the editor in local newspapers echo concerns that CBWD is ignoring the health and safety guidelines mandated by federal and state law while disregarding the health and safety of its customers and operators. Eureka Springs is considering passing a recent CBWD rate increase on to its customers, many of whom cannot afford the added expense of costly filters. Several local restaurants either cur-

“It’s very favorable for us to go back on the well system ... We do have a contract agreement, but I would call it null and void since CBWD is not providing clean, safe water.” – Bill King

rently have or are planning to purchase water filtration systems. Local fluoridation opponent Bill King, co-owner of Brews, has suggested that it would be better for Eureka Springs to pull out of CBWD and use the city’s old well system. He explained that one well is operable and that others could be repaired and put back online to provide the city with safe, clean drinking water. He said the city would ultimately save

money by being independent of CBWD. “It’s very favorable for us to go back on the well system,” he said. King is preparing to initiate a petition that will urge Eureka Springs aldermen to pull out of CBWD and hopes to file it with the city clerk this fall, just ahead of next spring’s elections. “We do have a contract agreement, but I would call it null and void since CBWD is not providing clean, safe water,” King said. In the meantime, local restaurant owners and residents who choose to filter their water may be blindsided with sticker shock. Water filter prices range from about $30 for small gravity filters to hundreds of dollars for sophisticated reverse osmosis filters that claim to remove fluoride and mercury by 95 percent, chlorine and arsenic by 97 percent, and lead and asbestos by 99 percent.

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What do


Citizen Opinion by Cindy Worley

Do you think enough is being done to protect victims of child abuse in the state of Arkansas?

Send your opinions to Citizen, P.O., Box 679, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, fax to (479) 253-0080 or e-mail to:

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Voters for Bernie

Travis Conklin “Travis”

Sarah Hatfield Robert Jones, “Red” III

Keara Taul

Kaela Teronde

Olivia Reed


I don’t know, I don’t live here.

Probably not because children do not speak out.

I would say no, but I’m not sure.

“Pretty Eyes”

No, if there is even “Rupert” one, that’s one too I feel yes, we are many. doing our best, the schools and police get involved.




Editor, Hey, everybody, last Wednesday 30 of our citizens met at Red’s BBQ cafe (the old Wagon Wheel) for a Bernie Sanders live streaming speech and rally. We had a great time and we’re even more convinced that Bernie is our guy. We decided that our next event will be to march in the Labor Day parade as “Voters for Bernie.” We also will meet at Red’s from month to month as our local club \house. Keep looking in our town’s newspapers for info on meetings or call Sonny, (479) 253-2853 for info, as well. Please join us for some really positive thoughts on the issues of our times, and this incredibly important 2016 election. Eurekans from all walks are the core of this group, plus we all agree that we want a candidate we can trust who hasn’t been bought. ENID B. SWARTZ

DHS official responds

We recently read your editorial in the Lovely County Citizen and wanted to address a few inaccuracies that I hope you will correct. Right now there are more children in foster care than ever before, which does put a strain on the system. These children were unsafe in their homes, and we strongly disagree with your state-

Citizen Survey

ment that these children were “torn from the safety and security of his bed…” There is no benefit to us or to children to remove them from a home in which they can remain safely. That action is only taken when children are at risk. Had you called us, we would have let you know that last fiscal year alone we provided services to more than 6,000 families while the children remained in the home. We want to keep families together, and our staff works hard to provide them the support they need to make that happen. We’ve also implemented new programs in the last two years designed to keep more families out of the child welfare system. One is called Differential Response. It helps families address less serious allegations while the children remain in the home. So if we get a call alleging neglect because children are living in a dirty home with mice and bugs, Differential Response allows us to teach that family how to clean and arrange for extermination services. Sometimes, that’s all families need. Also, contrary to belief, there is no financial incentive to remove a child from the home. In fact, it is quite the opposite. We pay for the care of children in our custody out of the Division of Children and Family Services (DCFS) budget, which is made up of state and federal funds. The more kids we have in care, the more it impacts our budget. However, we are not going to leave a child


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Do you think enough is being done to protect victims of child abuse in the state of Arkansas?

Do you think bringing more film and arts festivals to Eureka Springs will bolster the local economy? If so, why and what genre of film makers should the city attract?

m Yes m No m I’m not sure

m Documentaries: 18.2% (4 votes) m Films about Eureka Springs residents: 4.5% (1 vote) m Different genre each month: 77.3% (17 votes)

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Search teams rescue lost cyclist at Lake Leatherwood Lovely County Citizen Carroll County and Eureka Springs search and rescue workers found a mountain biker after she got lost Monday night at Lake Leatherwood. Eureka Springs Fire Chief Randy Ates said it only took Eureka Springs Fire & EMS, Carroll County Emergency Management and the Carroll County SORT team an hour and 20 minutes to find Tyler Vickers, of Bentonville, after she crashed her bike. Ates said Vickers wrecked her bike on the far end of Beacham Trail and got lost. Before her phone died, she sent a map of her location to a friend, who then sent it to emergency workers who compared it with an aerial satellite map of Lake Leatherwood and a printed map that shows the trails in the park. Emergency workers compared them side-by-side and were able to locate the nearest valleys and creek beds in her vicinity, Ates said.

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Eureka Springs Fire & EMS, Carroll County Emergency Management and the Carroll County SORT team found a lost cyclist on a Lake Leatherwood trail after she crashed her bike on the trail Monday night.

Searchers established a command post at the Lake Leatherwood ball fields parking lot and five search teams were dispatched to look for her.

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“Shortly after 10 p.m., a search team consisting of SORT team members Justin Capps and Josh Beyler noted fresh foot prints and a bike tire imprint leading up one of the small creek beds,” a press release from ESFE said. The teams were heading east when they heard a distant shout to answer their calls. “A few minutes later, Capps and Beyler found Vickers on a hillside where she had started a fire and hunkered down to await rescue,” the press release said. Workers carried her out of the woods and to an ambulance. Vickers had no significant injuries and was immediately released.

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Eureka Springs Fire & EMS found Tyler Vickers late Monday night after she texted emergency workers a screen shot of her location minutes before her cell phone battery died.

“I thought the search went well,” Ates said. “We had five teams out at the same time and the Red Cross was on standby in case we needed food and water. A whole new team of searchers were ready to relieve us if we needed it.”

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The ECHO Clinic’s community solar project is on schedule with the completion of the racking system and panels. Seventy-two of the 108 original panels are pictured in the photo with the other 36 installed on the front roof pitch. Old Town Electric will complete the the project with the installation of a 200 amp, 208 volt three-phase service. Donations to help fund the project can be made directly to ECHO Clinic at Community First Bank in Eureka Springs.

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Drumming in the Park

Basin Park was packed with people Saturday night for the increasingly popular Drumming in the Park, led by Angelo Yao. Although the early August temperatures soared during this event, these percussionists were too cool to care.

Following Yao’s lead, Shakeenah Kedem and Agymah Kamau wear a smile while they keep a cool rhythm.

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Wendi La Fey shines in the spotlight, pounding out a perfect performance.

Matthew Bolonsky and Yao break a sweat while breaking out the beats on a The spirit of the music filled everyone within earshot and this hot August night. little fellow couldn’t help but join in the fun.

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Dog Days of Summer

Little Miss Addison, age 6 of Holiday Island, closes out her birthday weekend with a trip to the river’s edge.

One group of friends beat the heat by sipping cold drinks and people watching.

Big Clifty is a perfect spot to keep cool on a guys’ day out.


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Skip Mills, of Eureka Springs, flies fearlessly off a cliff and into Beaver Lake on Sunday. ‘I’m just ready to get in the water after a long week,’ Mills said.

Four girls in colorful kayaks paddle toward adventure Sunday afternoon on Beaver Lake.

Aubrey, age 6, enjoys a dolphin ride at a pool party on Fri- Talon, 4 and Eva, 5, of Eureka Springs, cool down day evening. with a sweet treat on Main Street.

These guys didn’t bring their boat, so they came up with an ‘alternative mode of transportation’ across the cove.

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Vacation Bible School a hit

ABOVE: Children and teachers celebrate a successful week of Vacation Bible School at St. James’ Episcopal Church. During the week, students learned about Jesus while making crafts and having tons of fun. Joanna Campbell, Mother Betsy Porter and a host of volunteers put their heart into making the event successful. AT LEFT: Children release balloons on the last day of Vacation Bible School at St. James’ Episcopal Church.

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Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism launches pet photo contest

\Arkansas Department of Parks and Tourism just launched “Barkansas,” an online photo contest for Arkansas’ residents and visitors to share photos of their dogs having adventures all across Arkansas. To enter, contestants should visit and complete a form and submit a photo posed with their pets or a photo of just their pets at their favorite place in Arkansas. The amateur category is limited to individuals who take photos using phones or point-and-shoot type cameras. The professional category is for those who consider themselves a hobbyist or a professional photographer and use DSLR cameras with

interchangeable lenses. Weekly winners chosen by ADPT in both categories will receive gas cards and “Barkansas” dog treats. The grand prize winners will be voted on by the public via Facebook “likes” and will receive an all-inclusive pet-friendly vacation package. The amateur winner will receive a trip to Hot Springs and the professional category winner gets a trip to Eureka Springs. Aug. 27 is the last day to submit photos. Voting begins at noon Aug. 31 and ends 11:59 a.m. Sept. 7. Vacation prize winners will be announced on September 9, 2015. For more information, visit

Proposal writing class at Village Writing School

Many organizations think of grants as a solution to all of their resource troubles, but the challenge is how to start, where to go, what to write. Mike McIntyre’s POWER Proposal process will take the participant from the McIntyre concept to creation. Participants will learn ways to craft a winning business proposal or grant. McIntyre is an experienced business de-

velopment professional with many years proposal writing and program implementation. He has written, received and implemented several million dollars of funding to support a wide range of activities in more than a dozen countries and in the U.S. The workshop will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 11 at the Village Writing School, located at 177 Huntsville Road in Eureka Springs. the cost is $45. For more information and to register visit Participants are asked to bring an idea for a proposal with them and they will be guided to map their proposal in the workshop.  

ES superintendent, administrators excited about school year By Samantha Jones

So far, so good. Nearly a month into his role as superintendent of the Eureka Springs School District, Bryan Pruitt seems to be getting along well with the school’s administrators and staff. Pruitt expressed excitement for the upcoming school year at a reception in his honor on Thursday, July 30. “I’m excited to work with everybody,” Pruitt said. “Everybody’s been so nice and so accommodating. They’ve made me feel at ease in my transition here.” Pruitt was hired as interim superintendent last month after David Kellogg resigned. It wasn’t the first time he applied for the job. Eureka Springs School Board president Jason Morris recalled when Pruitt applied for the open superintendent position a couple of years ago, saying Pruitt was the staff pick. “This time we picked him, and you couldn’t ask for a better superintendent in my opinion,” Morris said. Pruitt, Morris continued, has connected with administrators and teachers because of his student focus. Morris attributed that focus to Pruitt working his way up, teaching agriculture classes for years before being promoted to principal of Bergman High School in 2006. “He’s started at the bottom, so he knows what the teachers need and want. Now Under New Ownership

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They relate with that really well,” Morris said. Pam McGarrah, the district treasurer, noted that Pruitt has given principals more control over the budget. This, McGarrah said, illustrates Pruitt’s leadership. “He wants principals to be able to make more of the decisions. It’s very good,” McGarrah said. Cathy Martinek, administrative assistant to the superintendent, pointed out all the training Pruitt had to undergo as a teacher and administrator in the Bergman School District. Saying Pruitt has the necessary experience to be a superintendent, Martinek noted how well Pruitt interacts with everyone he has met at the district. “I have a great repertoire with him already. Our treasurer has a great repertoire with him already. He always has an open door for anybody who needs something,” Martinek said. McGarrah, too, described Pruitt’s positive attitude. “He’s very laid back,” McGarrah said. Though excited about his introduction to the school district, Pruitt said he’s even more excited about starting the school year. He said he’s anticipating athletic events, extracurricular activities and seeing how students grow throughout the school year. “I’m excited to see how our kids will come in and learn and progress,” Pruitt said.

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

Aug. 6: Buddhist Study Group Meeting

The Eureka Springs Buddhist Study Group will meet at 4 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 6, at the Heart of Many Ways in the Christian Science Church at 68 Mountain St. for 30 minutes of mediation followed by reading and discussion of “Atisha’s Lamp for the Path.” Anyone is welcome to attend.

Aug. 7 and 8: Dog Days of Summer Adoption

Good Shepherd Humane Society will host a summer pet adoption event during Yards & Yards of Yard Sales on Friday, Aug. 7, and Saturday, Aug. 8, in the grassy yard next to the Chamber of Commerce. There will be special pricing on all animals. The animals are all spayed and neutered and up to date on shots.

Aug. 8: Saturday Music in the Park

The second Saturday Music in the Park will take place from 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8 at Basin Spring Park. The Cate Brothers will perform. The event is free.

Aug. 8: HAM Meeting

There will be a barbecue cook-off, a craft fair, games for kids, inflatables and more activities. For more details, call 870-4802797 or email

Aug. 9: Review of UUA General Assembly

Forrest Jacobi, president of the Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, will review the proceedings of the general assembly in Portland, Ore. at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 9 at the Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 17 Elk Street in Eureka Springs. Questions are welcome.

Aug. 10: Metafizzies Meeting

The Eureka Springs Metaphysical Society (Metafizzies) will meet at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 7, at the Heart of Many Ways in the Christian Science Church at 68 Mountain Street for a session of divine singing and sound mediation. Chants and mantras from multiple traditions will be used. All are welcome.

Aug. 13: Open House

The Eureka Springs Elementary School will host an open house from 3 p.m. to 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13.

The Little Switzerland Amateur Radio Club will meet at 4 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 8, at the physicians building at Mercy Hospital in Berryville at 211 Carter St. For more information, visit or email

“Eureka! The Art of Being” will be shown on AETN at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 13.

Aug. 8: Wheelin’ and Grilling for a Cure

Aug. 16: Carroll County Music Group Lunch

Wheelin’ and Grilling for a Cure will take place on Saturday, Aug. 8, at the park.

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The Carroll County Music Group will hold its annual membership lunch at 1

p.m. Sunday, Aug. 16, at Island Pizza & Pub at 6 Parkwood Drive in Holiday Island. The restaurant is located near the Holiday Island Cornerstone Bank. Call Mary Dolce at 479-253-4939 to make a reservation or get more information.

Aug. 16: Serving Children in Need Through Public Policy

Laura Kellams, Northwest Arkansas director of the Arkansas Advocates for Children & Families, will discuss how social and political change can serve children and families in the region at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 17 Elk St. in Eureka Springs.

Aug. 17: Eureka Springs Historical Museum Meeting

The Eureka Springs Historical Museum will hold its annual membership meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. Nominations will be submitted and elections will be held to fill vacancies on the board of directors. A brief social reception will be held after the membership meeting.

Aug. 23: International Development Trying to Meet the Needs of People

Barry and Suzanne Reed will share experiences from working overseas the past 16 years and explain how the United States Agency for International Development works at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 9, at the Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 17 Elk Street in Eureka Springs.

Aug. 30: Are We Principled Enough?

Rev. Jim Parrish will discuss how we fail as much as succeed at being a “liberal religion” at 11 a.m. Sunday, Aug. 9 at the Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship at 17 Elk Street in Eureka Springs.


Take Off Pounds Sensibly (TOPS), a non-profit weight loss support group, meets at 4 p.m. Mondays at the United Methodist Church of Berryville on Highway 62. National yearly dues are $32, which includes a national magazine and $3 local chapter dues. For more information, contact Jean Vance at 870350-6888 or Delphia Smith at 870-4232492. Spiritual Healing is held every third Wednesday at the Christian Science Church reading room at 68 Mountain St. Contact Melissa Clare at 479-253-8252 or for more information. Holiday Island Garden Club meets the third Wednesday of each month excluding July, August and December. Membership costs $12. Contact BJ Dennis at 402-326-3326, Patricia Messer at 479-981-6079, Tara Lawson at 479-2440679 or Cathie Drake at 479-253-2377 for more information. Mercy Auxiliary in conjunction with Area Agency on Aging sponsors an Alzheimer’s Support Group for Caregivers the third Thursday of each month from 10 a.m. to 11 a.m. Meetings are in the conference room at Area Agency on Aging on 1204 Primrose in Berryville. Caregivers are welcome at any meeting to share experiences and to receive comfort and resources. For more information, call Rebecca Davis at 870-350-3415 or Anita Spearman at 479-981-0626.    The Eureka Springs Study Group continues with the concept of emptiness and impermanence with “Two Subtle Realities” by Geshe Topgal, a professor at the University of South Carolina. Silent meditation begins at 4 p.m. and the book study takes place from 4:30 p.m. to 5:30 p.m. The meetings take place Thursdays at the Library Annex in Eureka Springs.   See Calendar, page 22

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HISID board discusses marketing issues

‘Daily Show’ spotlights Eureka Springs By Alana Cook Eureka Springs Alderwoman Joyce Zeller and Great Passion Play owner Randall Christy made national headlines last week after they appeared in an episode of “The Daily Show.” The episode, which was taped the week the U.S. Supreme Court handed down a ruling that legalized same-sex marriage in all 50 states, featured Jordan Klepper interviewing Zeller and Christy talking about their views on LGBT rights and on living in Eureka Springs. Both said they agreed to go on the show to promote Eureka Springs. “I was asked and I rarely say no to a chance to promote Eureka Springs,” Zeller said. “I was fully aware that ‘The Daily Show’ was going to poke fun and ridicule, but decided the exposure for Eureka Springs and the Great Passion Play was worth ‘paying the price,’” Christy said. “Out of hours of footage explaining my true views and opinions, they creatively edited it to maximize the ridicule factor. ... I fully expected that, but went for it anyway and I’m glad I did.” Zeller, a published author, jumped at the chance to get exposure since two of her books will be released soon. “Who would turn down a chance for that kind of exposure?” Zeller said. “Besides, I was the only council member available. Everyone else wanted to go to the Municipal League Conference that day.” Both said they had fun during the taping and Christy said that given the nature of “The Daily Show,” he fully expected ridicule but knew it was all in good fun. “I am  thankful for the coverage, and thought it was very funny actually.  They edited in pauses, which actually occurred during pauses that they said were to be edited out to make it look like I had no answers. A little dirty pool,

but still we were rolling with laughter at my house when we watched it,” he said. “I had a great time with that interview. The producer wanted an adversarial relationship with the interviewer so I cast Jordan as the tourist without a clue and me as the ever-patient town official being interviewed by an idiot,” Zeller said. “Jordan agreed, and for three hours we sparred back and forth. He’s great at ad lib and really sharp. I talked a lot about Eureka Springs history and unique culture and our tolerant attitude toward all comers. I hope they use some more of that footage.” Christy said Klepper even kicked back and enjoyed himself at the Passion Play. “I very much enjoyed the video crew and Jordan Klepper as they spent the day with us at the Passion Play. They seemed to have a great time too, and especially enjoyed the southern cooking at our Great Hall Buffet,” he said. “They watched the play and came to me bragging how good it was, and how they were surprised that it was such an epic production. They were expecting some small-time, backwoods production. They also bragged on Eureka Springs and their experience here.” Both Zeller and Christy said the national attention the city has been getting is proof that Eureka Springs is poised to become a world-famous tourist destination. “Readers should know that, judging from the positive response I got, there is a huge audience out there willing to love us,” Zeller said. “I am here to stay. The Passion Play is doing well,” Christy said. “I’m working with the Ozark Mountain Music Theater to keep at least one music theater open, utilizing local talent like Brick Fields, Roving Gambler, Harris Ridge Family Band, etc. ... and working to promote Eureka Springs as a family vacation destination.”


By Lee Mitchell

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Recent meetings of the Holiday Island Suburban Improvement District Board of Commissioners have been filled with questions and concerns over advertising and promotion. The district’s intention is to look into ways of bringing in more people with the hope of increasing tourism and property sales. The problem with that, according to commissioner Greg Davis, is that the board was not developed for marketing and sales and its main function is the management of the district’s infrastructure, which has increased to include recreational facilities. “We are not set up to advertise or market. We are set up to take care of Holiday Island,” Davis said. Davis explained during the board’s meeting Monday that 15 or 16 years ago the community benefited from a lot of marketing, but that it was done by developer Tom Dees, president of the Holiday Island Development Corporation. In 2010 Dees was approached by the board to help market the community. A contract for road signs and marketing was signed and Dees started started getting the signs made and placing them in strategic areas before the board canceled the contract and the signs were removed.

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Since then there has been no direct marketing for the community, creating the current debate over the issue. Holiday Island has basically relied on its web site, social media and word of mouth. The community continues to look for ways to market itself, including hiring a marketing company and even going as far as to suggest that hanging posters in the Rogers and Bentonville area would help the situation. District Manager Dennis Kelly blamed the recent marketing and economic situation on the 2008 recession. “The relationships we had established are lost and that is what has hurt us and getting those back is the key to solving this,” Davis said. “We have to rebuild those relationships.”

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The Natural Way Ways to reduce cell phone radiation People often ask about the safety of cell phones and electromagnetic radiation. While this is a type of radiation it Jim Fain is different than medical radiation like C.T. scanners which is also different from spilled radiation from nuclear reactors. It is no wonder people are confused. Radiation follows the laws of physics so the amount and potency can be measured. Time, distance and shielding is your best protection against exposure. The shorter the time, the longer the distance from it to you and what the radiation has to pass through are all important considerations for radiation exposure. Are there health issues connected to their use? The trouble with a cell phone is that as long as it is turned on, it produces energy which emits from the device. If you have it on all the time and it is in your pocket then you do get exposure as the phone itself is not only receiving energy but sending it. Even if you have no coverage, the phone is still emitting energy. Can you use something to shield yourself from this energy? Not really because if you do, the phone wouldn’t work very well. Keeping your call short is good. I think carrying the phone in a purse, man bag or placing on a center console in a car is a good idea. Using it on speaker phone is helpful, too. Are there health issues in play from prolonged cell phone exposure? Well, this is difficult to know for sure but a great deal of research has been done in Sweden. This research wasn’t the type of research where you control the variables and change only one parameter and see what happens. Rather, it was a review of socialized medical records of diseases and then a comparison made with people who used cell phones a lot and with those who didn’t. Some, but not much, evidence emerged causing one to pause and say, “hmmmmm.” Brain tumors, breast tumors and testicular tumors showed up more than expected. The researchers thought that if you held the phone tightly to your ear, carried the phone in the bra or kept it in the front pocket then risk increased. They did say the biggest risk was to kids since they have thinner skulls and their bodies are growing and changing much faster than an adult. Actually, this risk is similar to medical or nuclear reactor radiation, too. Other than the suggestions above, what more can you do? Keep a healthful diet in place emphasizing home cooking with fresh food while supplementing with any number of antioxidants, such as NAC 600, would do well for you.

Wisecrack Zodiac ARIES: You’re wondering about an outcome on your work situation. Only time will tell, but you can keep that tattletale quiet with a steady stream of chocolates. The only way to keep Time’s big mouth shut is to give it a bigger butt. TAURUS: Knowing what you want is fine, but now you have to figure out how to get it. Try diplomacy instead of a giant butterfly net, because those nets are easy to chew through. GEMINI: Your hands are full; only you know whether that’s a good thing or not. Are they occupied with stressful, mind-harrowing work or Daniel Craig’s butt? You’ll know when to let go. CANCER: You’re ready for a life-changing event, but do you have your makeup on? These days, the journey of a thousand steps usually begins with a selfie. Try not to fall over while making your duck face. LEO: Like a phone flashlight app, you shine brightly in dark situations. That’s great if you’re trying to walk up the driveway, not so much if someone’s attempting to sleep. Tone down your glow for a few hours and recharge your battery. VIRGO: It’s best to know your own heart before you jump into a new situation. Otherwise, you’ll have to rely on your spleen for introductions during a tense moment, which would be awkward for everyone. LIBRA: Some say love is a many-splendored thing, but wiser minds know it’s also a many-splintered thing as well. It’s fine to dance through the daisies when you’re in love, just don’t go barefoot. SCORPIO: Every day is a wild new adventure, but at this point, you’d love a quiet, boring week inside an air-conditioned cubicle with a mini-coffee pot and good Internet. Hang in there, because dull wishes do come true. SAGITTARIUS: Thursday isn’t quite like walking on Legos in the dark, it’s more like falling in them

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only one of them is a real opportunity to make money. Study the universe’s hands before you decide, or just kick the universe in the knee and grab what’s yours. PISCES: Even fishies can get waterlogged by rough seas, but take heart: you’re swimming into calm waters now. Hop on board someone’s party barge for a break, because you’ve earned it. Answers on page 21

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Now accepting applications for the following:

Housekeeping Staff

Full-time positions with regular schedule hours. These Positions have Year Round Job Opportunity with Holiday Pay. Please apply at:


207 West Van Buren, Eureka Springs, AR • 479-253-9768

BEST WESTERN Inn of the Ozarks Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas

APARTMENT MANAGER Area Agency on Aging of Northwest Arkansas is currently accepting applications for the position of Part Time Apartment Manager for Ozark Meadows Senior Complex located in Berryville, AR. The person selected for this Part-Time position will work twenty hours (20) per week insuring the complex is fully rented, properly maintained, and that all required paperwork is completed in a proper and timely manner. This position starts at $9.00/hour and carries an employee benefit package and 403(b) plan. Apply at This position will remain open until filled EEO Employer/AA/M/F/Vet/Disabled

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Dining Guide


Once again VOTED “BEST IN EUREKA” “BEST ITALIAN” - Around State *Runner Up “MOST ROMANTIC” - Around State

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FEATURING Chef Jeff Clements THURSDAYS LOCALS NIGHT $14.95 $16.95 Specials

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Our 20th Year! Sunday Brunch Menu

OUR 24th YEAR In Eureka Springs Smoke Free • FREE Parking

Breakfast 8am - 1pm • Lunch 11am - 3pm Award Winning Coffee and Dessert

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Myrtie Mae

It’s Love At First Bite At

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


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Robert W. Overgaard, a son of Calvin W. Overgaard and Eloise (Matejousky) Overgaard, was born Jan. 24, 1946 in Canton, S.D.. He was preceded in death by his parents, Calvin and Eloise Overgaard. Robert was raised in Lincoln, Neb.. He was a Vietnam Veteran and was in the U.S. Navy. He loved to ride motorcycles and play golf. He was retired from General Motors and worked part-time at Hart’s Family Center.


Glenn Ferris McIntyre of Eureka Springs was born on Nov. 5, 1926 in Los Angeles, Calif. He was the son of Albert and Ida McIntrye. Glenn departed this life July 22, 2015 at the age of 88.  He was surrounded by his three daughters; Christy, Janet and Connie. Glenn was preceded in death by his his loving wife Betty Lou, his parents, sisters Gayle, Peggy, Barbara and his son Glenn Bruce McIntyre.    Glenn served in Okinawa, Japan in the U.S. Army during World War II and received his Honorable discharge Dec. 1, 1946.  He married the love of his life Betty Lou in June, 1948. Glenn was best known for his Big smile and his cheery ability to make people smile.   Glenn is survived by his daughters; Christy and husband Jerry Priddy, Janet and husband Jim Fyhrie, Connie Davis, and Hellimi McIntyre; his grandchildren; Diane, Sherrie, Nicholas, Matthew, Canada, Kai, Cody, Lynx, Ferris and Natalie. His great-grandchildren; Allison, Nicholas, Annalise, Sa-

Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week Breakfast Sat & Sun

Take-Out Available

Wi-Fi Access

“A Family Atmosphere” Catfish, Burgers, Chicken & Salad

All-You-Can-Eat CATFISH “The Best Around” Playing on the deck Fri. & Sat. evenings DIRTY TOM weather permitting 14581 Hwy 62 W • 479.253.4004 Just 3 miles West of Town – Towards Beaver Lake

Robert W. Overgaard Born Jan. 24, 1946

His wife of 43 years, Susan, survives him. He is also survived by daughters Linda and Tony Whetstone of Oklahoma City, Okla.; Angela and Jason Jones of Yukon, Okla.; Kristine and Jose Anaya of Bethany, Okla.; and seven grandchildren; Alysha and Abbey Moore; Briana and Thomas Whetstone; and Santiago, Maya and Miguel Anaya. His cremation was handled by Holden Funeral Home in Sparta, Mo.

Glenn Ferris McIntyre Nov. 5, 1926 – July 22, 2015


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The North Arkansas College and the Carnegie Library are partnering to host free GED classes every Monday, Tuesday and Wednesday from 9 a.m. to noon at the Carnegie Library Annex. These classes will prepare you with individualized study and tutoring to take the GED test. The morning classes are open to 16- and 17-year-olds who meet educational requirements. For further information, call Nancy Wood at 870-981-0482, Carnegie Library at 870253-8754, or the Carroll County Center at 870-423-4455. Al-Anon Family Group meetings (coffee served) are held behind the Land ‘O Nod Inn on Sundays at 11:30 a.m., Mondays and Tuesdays at 7 p.m., and Wednesdays at 5:30 p.m. For more information, call 479-363-9495. Anyone dealing with or recovering from alcoholism – themselves or family members – is invited to attend.   The Eureka Springs American Legion Post 9 meets the first Monday of each month at 7 p.m. The Post home is located at the junction of Arkansas Highway 23 and Arkansas Highway 187 north of Eu-

Transition mantha; and many more friends and family. Condolences, stories and memories may be sent to Eureka Daily Roast coffee shop at 27 Spring St. A Celebration of Life memorial service will be held at 11 am. Wednesday Aug. 12 at Beaver Lake Baptist Church on Hwy. 187.

Wanda Mae Castor, born in Eureka Springs July 30, 1926, passed away at age 89 on Aug. 1, 2015 in Eureka Springs. She is preceded in death by her husband of over 50 years, Manson Castor. She is survived by her sister, Anna Lee Clark Gunnels of Eureka Springs and a host of nieces and nephews. She loved to cook for her family and spent many years taking care of her nieces and nephews and their children. One of her favorite sayings when she was asked where she lived was “I was born and raised in Eureka Springs”. A big thank you to the staff of Brighton Ridge for their excellent care of our dear aunt, they were a blessing. Many staff came to sing, even dance for her 89th birthday. She laughed at them all. Thank you to the Circle of Life for her

reka Springs. All veterans are invited to attend.   The Berryville Alcoholics Anonymous group meets at the Berryville Community of Christ Church, 503 Orchard Drive, for open meetings on Tuesdays at noon and closed meetings Thursdays at 7 p.m. For more information, call 870-423-7075. The Green Forest Public Library hosts GED classes from North Arkansas College on Tuesday and Thursday mornings from 9 a.m. until 12:30 p.m. Classes are free to the public. For more information call North Arkansas College Adult Education Office at (870) 391-3198.   Farewell 4-H meets the second Tuesday of the month at the Head School House at 6 p.m. and always has a potluck supper. The club is for anyone who is eager to learn about the country, or old-fashioned, way of life.    Discovering Gratitude Alcoholics Anonymous Family Group meets every Thursday at 7 p.m., at Blue Eye United Methodist Church in the lower level Fellowship Hall, 6238 E. State Highway 86, Blue Eye, Mo. Please feel free to attend.

Wanda Mae Castor

July 30, 1926 – Aug. 1, 2015

hospice care. Arrangements were handled by Floral Haven Funeral Home in Broken Arrow, Okla. on Aug. 4, 2015.

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• Eureka Live: DJ, Dancing and Karaoke, 7 p.m. to 11 p.m. • Legends Saloon (Lumberyard): Texas Holdem, 7 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe, 479-253-2525: Whiskey Mendez, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.. • Rowdy Beaver Den: Chris Harp, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m. MONDAY, AUGUST 10 • Chelsea’s: SprUngbilly, 9:30 p.m. • Legends Saloon (Lumberyard): Ladies Night, Happy Hour all night for


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11:43 p.m. — An officer contacted a subject who would not answer her phone, and she was well. 11:55 p.m. — A subject was arrested for possession of drug paraphernalia. Aug. 2 6:14 a.m. — A car that hit a sign was towed. 8:49 a.m. — An officer assisted a driver in getting a vehicle safely off the road.


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in a dangerous situation just because of a tight budget. We are committed to protecting the children of this state and will remove any child that is in an unsafe home. As for your point about accountability and transparency, the child welfare system operates on a system of check and balances. DCFS only has the authority to take children on a 72-hour emergency hold. Beyond that, a judge must sign off on all decisions made. Final placement decisions are made by a judge with input from DCFS, the parent’s attorney, the child’s attorney (called an ad litem) as well as CASA volunteers and therapists. All of these parties work together in the best interest of kids. If we do make the difficult decision

ladies! TUESDAY, AUGUST 11 • Chelsea’s: Open Mic, 9:30 p.m. • Legends Saloon (Lumberyard): Game Night: Texas Hold ’em and Pool Tournament, 7 p.m. WEDNESDAY, AUGUST 12 • Chelsea’s: Opal Agafia, 9:30 p.m. • Eureka Live, 35 N. Main, 479-2537020: Jukebox & Dancing, 9 p.m. to close • Legends Saloon (Lumberyard): DJ Karaoke with Lita, 8 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe, 479-253-2525: Open Mic, 6 p.m. to 10 p.m.

‘The Figure’ Lilah Leigh Stiger takes a break from playing Eve during the reception for The Figure, an art show that opened last week at Brews. The show examines the human form and will be on display at Brews through the end of August. Participating artists include Larry Mansker, Julie Kahn Valentine, John Willer, Carol Saari, J.D. Davis, Mary Smith, Jerri Stevens, Robert Beaufort, Stella Ipswitch, Cynthia Kresse, Sarah Scissors, Mary Springer, Drew Gentle, JR Jones and Dan Morris.

12:46 p.m. — An officer filed a report on a two-vehicle accident. 2:48 p.m. — A caller reported her brother and his girlfriend fighting and said her brother had a hatchet. Officers checked residences in the area but did not find signs of a disturbance. Maybe they should have checked the Overlook Hotel. 3:53 p.m. — An officer searched for a reported reckless driver but did not locate the driver. 4:51 p.m. — An officer advised the tenant of an apartment complex to stop what he was doing. to bring a child into care, our primary goal is reunification. In fact, 69 percent of the children who left foster care during the last quarter were reunified either with their own family or that of a relative. Arkansas, at 89 percent, exceeds the national average of 80 percent of children either going home, to a relative, or to an adoptive home. We know the system is not perfect, and the independent review that Governor Hutchinson ordered confirms that. But we’re all committed to finding ways to make improvements, including hiring more caseworkers to balance the caseloads. As the report pointed out, we highly value the safety of children in our care. We are dedicated to ensuring every child in Arkansas has a safe and secure place to live. KATE LUCK Public Information Coordinator Department of Human Services


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AL HOOKS 479.363.6419

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B R E AT H TA K I N G VIEWS of the WHITE RIVER VALLEY. Come experience the beauty & privacy of this lovely 8 + acre tract. Trails traverse the land that has 2 springs, $115,000 rock out croppings, bluffs, flat rock overlooking valley is perfect perch for taking in the scenery. Multiple building sites.

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Beautiful updated 4 bed, 3 full bath Victorian Home with generous sized rooms sits on 0.73 level acres with bonus 4 car garage, $549,900 overhead garage apt & lower level bonus room. Koi pond w/lighted waterfall, wrap-around porch, flagstone patio, w/outdoor kitchen, addtl outbuilding (carriage house), Enclosed sleeping porch. Walk distance to downtown shops/restaurants. – –

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Eureka Springs Free Weekly Newspaper

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Eureka Springs Free Weekly Newspaper