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NOVEMBER 7, 2013

Smith: ‘I’m No Hero’

Decorated Vietnam veteran Sonny Smith finally shares his war story n Page 3 PLUS: A special tribute to local vets, and the Veterans Weekend schedule n Pages 4-5

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New panel formed to help run, manage Aud

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Charitable organization helps locally, globally

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Oct. 31 10:25 p.m. – A caller advised that people were out back of a local bar smoking marijuana. An officer checked the entrances, no contact was made with those individuals. However, the 2nd hand smoke was probably appreciated by other patrons. 11:16 p.m. – A BOLO (be on the look out) was issued for a vehicle seen tossing beer cans out the window. Officers never saw the vehicle. Friends don’t let friends drink and drive and litter! Nov. 1 2:24 a.m. – Carroll County Sheriff’s office reported structure fire on Benton Street and the fire department was already en route. 8:40 a.m. – Caller reported vehicle driving on train tracks. Officer responded, but did not locate vehicle. He took, “I think I can, I think I can” too far. 8:49 a.m. – Caller reported man stealing rocks from on Magnetic Road. Offi-

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cer responded and made man put them back. Rock ‘n’ Roll, but not there! 10:48 a.m. – Police were notified of silent alarm on Van Buren Street. Officer responded but it was a false alarm; all okay.  10:38 p.m. – Guest from local hotel reported that the inn keeper was kicking him and others out of their room, but still charging him. Officer responded and spoke with both parties. You stay you pay, read the fine print. Nov. 2 1:18 a.m. – Caller reported seeing two females sitting in the middle of the road. Officer responded, but was unable to locate the females.   1:19 a.m. – Caller from local hotel reported a domestic dispute. Officer responded and separated the parties for the night.  1:54 a.m. – Caller reported female lying on the side of the road. Officer reSee Dispatch, page 26


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‘I Got Medals, But I’m No Hero’ Vietnam veteran Sonny Smith finally shares his story

Photo by Jennifer Jackson

Sonny Smith, who earned a Bronze Star and Purple Heart during his year in Vietnam, normally doesn’t share his war experiences except with members of the American Legion Post.

By Jennifer Jackson

Most people who have seen him around town likely know that Sonny Smith, a 35-year resident of Eureka Springs, is a veteran. But only a small number of folks know the details of his war service, and those are the members of his American Legion Post No. 9. The full story of the Vietnam War has yet to be told by anyone, he says, and some veterans are still reluctant to share their experiences. But for the Lovely County Citizen’s Veterans Day commemoration, Smith decided to share his story in a typed letter: M. Sonny Smith was born in Glendale, Calif., on Aug. 20, 1950. After being drafted into the U.S. Army in August 1968 at the age of 18, and after basic combat training, field radio mechanic school and the U.S. Army Airborne

Sonny Smith, front row left, poses for a photo with members of his squad in Vietnam. Smith and the men in the top row left and right corners, were the only three who survived.

Jump School, Smith was sent to Fort Bragg, N.C., headquarters of the 82nd Airborne Division, 3rd Brigade, Combat Team. There he was assigned to the 1/505 Parachute Infantry Regiment, nicknamed “The Panthers.” He arrived at Fort Bragg in November 1968. A week later, he was off to Vietnam.  Some history: In January 1968, the 3rd Brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division was deployed to Vietnam, where the division fought in engagements in the Mekong Delta and the Iron Triangle, and on the Cambodian border. After almost two years in the country, the paratroopers of the 3rd Brigade rotated back to Fort Bragg, N.C. In December 1969, it was the only brigade of the 82nd Airborne Division to participate in the Vietnam conflict. Smith was in Vietnam for 12 months and eight days, returning with his unit in

December 1969. During his last four and half months in country, he got “volunteered” into becoming a helicopter door gunner, he says. “My primary military occupational speciality (MOS) was a tactical communications, radio mechanic/operator,” he said. “One day this helicopter comes in and its radio is shot up, and they have a personnel casualty. I had to wait until they pulled the body out before I could hop in to work on the radio.  “Just as I started to open my tool box, the pilot takes off and the co-pilot threw a COMM (communications) helmet at me and says ‘Put it on and man the machine gun, you’re our new door gunner now. That dead guy they just pulled out of here was our last one.’” Smith finished his tour of duty in Vietnam attached to the 1st Cavalry as a helicopter door gunner. Toward the end of his See Smith, page 29

M. Sonny Smith, a sergeant, E-5, was a radio mechanic/operator, helicopter door gunner and squad leader in Vietnam.




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Meet some of our Eureka Springs veterans: Thank you! Debbie Clarke

Kevin Mitchell

Kevin Mitchell, son of Walter and Joanie Kratzer of Eureka Springs, served as an Army sergeant in Iraq 200405. He was a member of Deuce Four, a unit that received many honors during his tour of duty. Michael Yon, an embedded reporter, even included stories about Deuce Four in his book, “A Moment of Truth in Iraq.” Mitchell drove a Stryker, a tank-like vehicle with wheels, for the Reconnaissance Platoon and was stationed in Mosul. His base was the one the suicide bomber walked into right before Christmas 2004. Mitchell was on mission that day, but his family says they didn’t know until he called home on Christmas Eve three days later that he had not been injured or killed. Then on Feb. 16, 2005, Mitchell was driving his vehicle through Mosul when it was struck by an IED. His gunner, Sgt. Adam Plumondore was killed by the blast, and although Mitchell suffered a concussion, he was able to get Adam and the rest of his men back to safety without further loss or injury. He was awarded the Purple Heart and the Army Medal of Valor for his efforts that day. Sgt. 1st Class Mitchell is still with the Army as Assistant Station Commander at an Army recruiting station in Oklahoma. He and his family will soon be moving to Seattle, where he will take over as Commander of a recruiting

James J. Bowers

James J. Bowers, originally from Illinois, now lives in Holiday Island. Bowers, 68, served in the U.S. Army in 1966-67 in the Vietnam War, after which he was awarded the Purple Heart.

Debbie Clarke, 61, of Eureka Springs, now a real estate agent, is a veteran of the Vietnam War, where she served in the U.S. Navy from 1972-76. She was the first woman in the U.S. Navy to become a meteorologist, testing and calibrating electrical and support equipment on aircraft. She worked on the Phoenix missile system for the Navy’s F-14 Tomcats before being honorably discharged in 1976. Clarke, who also is formerly a chiropractor, says military service runs in her blood; her father served in the Army in WWII, and her brother is a career officer in the Air Force.

Cynthia Bollmeyer

Cynthia Bollmeyer of Eureka Springs is a retired master sergeant in the U.S. Army, where she served 19761999. She entered two weeks after graduating high school, at the time when the military powers that be were making it “The Total Army” and allowing for the first time women to serve, work and live alongside the men. “Several career fields opened for us,” Bollmeyer recalls. “But change is hard. Most men we served with in the beginning made it as hard as they could on us. But we, time and again, always proved them wrong. I was proud to have served my country during that time of transition… I would never have dreamed in my life time that same-sex couples could openly serve and be married (as they can today). It’s a great time to be serving our country, but a hard time as well. They make this old retired Master Sergeant proud.”

Ferguson Stewart

Ferguson Stewart of Eureka Springs served during the Korean War in the late 1970s. Here he is pictured in the DMZ with North Korea in the background, in 1979.

Jake Kratze

Jake Kratzer, grandson of Walter and Joanie Kratzer of Eureka Springs, has just begun his military career and will graduate from Marine Corps basic training on Nov. 8, 2013.

Earl Hyat

Earl Hyatt, 53, chief of Eureka Springs Police, served in the Marine Corps 1980-84 and was a sergeant. He has been police chief since 1996.

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5th Annual Eureka Springs Veterans Weekend Events Nov. 8 • 10 • a.m. – “Bragging Rights Hamburger Cook-off” at Pine Mountain Village. Come and taste the best burgers by the competing chefs and vote for your favorite. Trophies awarded for the top three. A $3 donation lets you try them all! • 7 p.m. – “Stars and Stripes Forever.” Special free show honoring all Veterans at the Pine Mountain Theater. The show features special music by local performers along with Presentation of Colors by American Legion Post #9. Highlight of the evening will be a keynote address by Lt. Col. Steve Gray, USAF.  This event also is the kick-off for a new Flag Initiative to place American Flags on every lighted utility pole throughout Eureka Springs. The show is free with donations accepted to help purchase the flags, or individuals can sponsor a flag for $50. Nov. 9   • 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. – “Pick Off In The Park” at Basin Park. Come enjoy all the great music played for you by some great local musicians in the area. If you want to join in, bring your instrument! • 11 a.m. to 4 p.m. – Kids Carnival and Face Painting at Pine Mountain Village. Bring the children, get your face painted, get a balloon animal & enjoy the Inflatable slides, etc. Nov. 10 • 12 to 5 p.m. – Veterans Art Show at KJ’s Caribe. Come enjoy the fine artwork designed by and for area veterans. Bid for

your favorite art piece at the silent auction. Lots more other goodies and a great place to mingle and thank our veterans in person. • 5 p.m. – “U.S. Marine Birthday and Veterans Ball, Eureka Style” at Jack’s Place, located at 37 Spring St. Come have some cake and swap combat stories with veterans from all around the area! Great social event for old vets to meet new friends. Nov. 11 • 10 a.m. – VETERANS DAY PARADE in downtown Eureka Springs honoring all U.S. veterans. • 11 a.m. – “Tribute to Our Fallen Veterans,” in the Pied Piper parking lot after the parade. Singing of “The Star Spangled Banner,” a 3 Rifle Volley & the playing of “Taps” by the American Legion Walker/Wilson Post #9 of Eureka Springs. Followed by a meet-and-greet at the Pied Piper for all veterans and town guests.

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New Auditorium Committee formed, will manage The Aud Dilifield terminated as CAPC cuts Special Events and Auditorium Manager job By Kristal Kuykendall

The City Advertising and Promotion Commission, which is under contract with the city to manage The Auditorium, on Oct. 30 eliminated the Special Events and Auditorium Manager’s position, terminating the employment of longtime manager Ray Dilifield. Now, in order to save money and spend more on advertising the city’s tourism revenue, CAPC officials have decided to delegate his responsibilities to a new Auditorium Committee, volunteers and current Auditorium staff including Technical Director Ron Sumner and House Manager Sarai Aleshire. “During our annual evaluations, we analyzed all the various job descriptions and found that as part of his contract, Sumner had traditionally fulfilled many of the job duties of the Auditorium manager,” CAPC Chairman Charles Ragsdell wrote in an email to the media this week. “Other tasks had traditionally been done by the House Manager Sarai Aleshire. These two experienced individuals have extensive experience working at The Auditorium, having managed the vast majority of the great shows whose pictures grace the walls of the Auditorium lobby.” The CAPC has been spending almost a tenth of its budget on management salaries at The Aud, Ragsdell said. But the CAPC has been criticized for not spending enough this year on advertising and for using up all its reserves last year. It is now working on building those reserves back up, but with tourism tax revenue basically flat this year over last year, that has proven a difficult task, officials have said. “In order to support as much advertising as possible and to continue to build reserves mandated by the Commission, (Executive Director Mike Maloney and Finance Director Rick Bright) have been

looking at every possible way to reduce spending,” Ragsdell said. “When we received vehement complaints about the recent reductions in advertising that were being made to meet our goals, the Finance Director proposed defunding the majority of the special events next year. These cuts would eliminate the last of the remaining events (that Dilifield’s) office was tasked to produce and promote.” Dilifield declined a request for an interview for this story, indicating he was unhappy with what he perceived as “positive spin” in the Citizen’s report last week that said tourism tax revenue in Eureka this year had rebounded from its slow start and is now about even with last year’s numbers. Ragsdell explained that the CAPC is not meant to spend its resources running the historic Auditorium anyway, and the CAPC’s longstanding goal has been to turn the building’s operations over to a previously proposed Auditorium Commission. He noted that several years ago, the City Council held workshops and formed a committee to gauge how best to operate and increase business at The Aud, and the results were the recommendation that a new Auditorium Commission be formed. The council declined to form an official commission, suggesting a less formal (and less powerful) committee instead. “Since the city hasn’t formed an Auditorium Commission, I have created the CAPC Auditorium Committee to increase community involvement and provide the volunteer support so vital to all our events’ success,” Ragsdell explained in his email. To fulfill its Auditorium management contract with the city, the CAPC will continue to provide the core management and promotion of The Aud and its events, he See Aud, page 14


Eureka Springs invites you to the first regionwide beard and moustache competition, the Great Ozarkan Beard Off: a festival of beer & beards to raise money for men’s sexual health.

Beard Up & Grow!

Nov. 29 - Dec. 1, 2013 Contests and events scheduled across our historic, walkable downtown. Cash and prize packages for over 15 categories! Visit our website for event schedule, contest information and entry. All proceeds to benefit the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation. • •

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Library Director Position Full-time director position available at the Green Forest Public Library in Green Forest, Arkansas. MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS ARE: completion of studies earning a Bachelor of Arts or Bachelor of Science from a 4-year institution of higher education, excellent communication skills, experience with the public, extensive knowledge of computers and computer programs, good managerial skills, adept at long range planning, knowledge of Spanish and library experience desirable. To apply, mail or email letter of intent, resume, and references to Library Director Search Committee c/o Jean Elderwind, 106 Spring Street, Berryville, AR 72616.

All inquiries should be directed to Jean Elderwind, 870-423-5300 or Applications must be received or postmarked by December 2, 2013. The Carroll County Library Board is an Equal Opportunity Employeer.

Pet of the Week

Milo is a sweet sedium size, 18-monthold orange tabby who has been at the shelter since February. He is playful and has a gift for gab. Milo gets along with other cats, but prefers his own space. He is neutered, up to date on his shots and is ready for a real home. During November, all cats and all mostly black dogs are half the usual adoption fee. For more information, call the Good Shepherd Humane Society Animal Shelter at 479-253-9188 or stop by the shelter on Highway 62 East in Eureka Springs. Shelter hours are noon to 5 p.m. daily except Wednesdays.

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Basin Park joins jet set website’s ‘Haunted Hotel’ List By Jennifer Jackson

The Basin Park Hotel in Eureka Springs has been named one of “8 Haunted Hotels Off the Ghostly Path,” joining its sister hotel, the Crescent, which has a national reputation among ghost hunters. The list appeared on the Street Network’s personal financial website for the jet set, Main Street. In the introduction, writer Kerri Fivecoat-Campbell notes that paranormal fans are already familiar with the Crescent, billed as the most haunted hotel in the country, and the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo., which inspired Stephen King’s “The Shining.” Being well-known makes it hard to get a booking on Halloween, so the writer compiled a list of “8 Haunted Hotels off the Beaten Path.” The Basin Park comes in at Number 3 on the list, after the Omni Mt. Washington Resort in New Jersey and Las Posada de Sante Fe in New Mexico. According to the article, the Basin Park, built in 1905, is haunted by people who perished when the previous hotel on the site burned down, including a woman in Victorian dress who floats down the third-floor hallway and a bearded man who appears in the ballroom and in Room 519. According to reports by guests, more than one room is haunted. “Last week, a man woke up to seeing the shape of a woman in front of his mirror,” said Lorrie Green, front desk clerk, “and someone sat down on the bed beside his wife – and it wasn’t him.” Other recent reports: People in Room 414 said they heard a child laughing and talking at the end of their suite, where there is no room, just a wall. And on the weekend of the War Eagle craft fair, the cowboy who regularly haunts the third floor made an appearance. “He actually asked the guests if they had seen his horse,” Green said. “This was an older couple and they didn’t appear drunk.” In Room 519, which figures prominently on the hotel’s ghost tour, people

Photo by Jennifer Jackson

Tim Bolerjack, Crescent Hotel reservations manager, holds a movie-style poster of the Crescent showing the roof line outlined in briars. Part of a series of 13 vintage horror-movie-style posters, it was created by illustrator Akiko Stehrenberger that were put up in movie theaters during Halloween. Stehrenberger also created posters for the Gettysburg Hotel, a former Civil War hospital in Gettysburg, Penn.; the Historic National Hotel in Jamestown, Calif.; the Hotel Galvez in Galveston, Texas; The Vinoy Renaissance Hotel in St. Petersburg, Fla., the Stanley Hotel in Estes Park, Colo.; the Queen Anne Hotel, a former girls’ school in San Francisco, and six others. To view, go to

have reported not only seeing the man with the beard but also a lion. The Basin Park did have a lot of bookings for Halloween week, Green said, but not just from people who like to stay in haunted hotels on the scariest night of the year. “Just being in Eureka on Halloween was the biggest thing,” she said. For more chills at the Basin, there will be a ghost hunt during the Eureka Springs Paranormal weekend, Jan. 3, 4 and 5. For the hunt, the entire Basin Park Hotel will be dark and accessible only to ESP par-

ticipants. ESP is based at the Crescent Hotel, and this year, offers training and hands-on experience identifying and recording paranormal phenomena using the tools of the trade. Participants will also have 24-hour access to the “active space” at the Crescent, including rooms 218 and 419 and the morgue in the basement. For package prices and registration, go to The Basin Park has a ghost tour every night at 8 through November. For more information, go to

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Council OKs taking more of group tour rates By Landon Reeves

Lake Leatherwood paving almost complete, mayor says

EUREKA SPRINGS – The City Council read for the third time and approved Ordinance 2197, which changes the percent of revenue that the Transit Department and the franchisee will receive from individual customer fees. These changes will not effect the rates riders pay to take the tour. Before this ordinance, the Transit Department took 60 percent of all individual customer fees and paid all the sales tax. With the amended code, the transit department will receive 65 percent of customer fees that they book to take the tour. The franchisee, not the Transit Department, will now receive 60 percent of all individual customer fees for tours that were booked by the franchisee, such as tours booked through their private website, said Ken Smith, Transit Department director. The franchisee will now also be responsible for the sales taxes of individual customers that they book.

“Our trams are getting old and costing signs and graveled shoulders to abate the more to maintain,” Smith said when asked step drop-offs on either side, said Parks about the purpose of the ordinance. “They Director Bruce Levine. He also added are 17 or 18 years old, and we have three that the engineering firm and construction and one is not even functioning.” company responsible for the road repairs There is a 30-day waiting period be- did a “superlative” job. fore the ordinance The project will becomes municipal cost approximately code. $160,000, and nearly LAKE LEATHER$81,000 is being paid “Our trams are getting old WOOD through a matching and costing more to mainDuring the mayor’s grant from the Arkantain.They are 17 or 18 years sas Game and Fish comments at Monday old, and we have three and night’s meeting, the Commission. Parks council was informed one is not even functioning.” started the application that the road construcfor the grant about – Ken Smith tion to Lake Leathertwo years ago and the wood is nearly comrest of the money will plete. come from a one per“It is paved with two inches of asphalt,” cent sales tax increase that was levied last said Mayor Morris Pate. “It is part of the November, Levine said. Lake Leatherwood master plan. It is a “For the next project [of the master multiphase program, and the first phase plan], we got several priorities and they was to give an entrance to the park.” are some what dictated by funding,” he The road project lacks painted lines, continued. “We just put in a grant request

to build a new bathhouse, and if it comes through, that will be the next project. Another grant we are applying for is to put in a picnic pavilion and a playground. In the meantime, we want to spruce up the entrance sign.” OTHER BUSINESS • The council also had the third and final readings of Ordinances 2193 and 2194, which reclaim city jurisdiction of portions of Palo Pinto Street and Nut Street. The request to vacate came from the adjacent property owners. The vacation allows the title of the owner’s property to be cleared for sale, the owner of the Palo Pinto property said at a previous meeting. The owner of the adjacent property on Nut Street wishes to consolidate his property, and he owns the land on the end and both sides of the city-owned property, said Parks Director Bruce Levine. The Nut Street property is a part of 320 acres of land that was deeded to the city See Council, page 30

Eureka Springs Rotary Club celebrates 90 years by Joanie Kratzer Eureka Springs Rotary Club, one of the city’s largest organizations that consistently gives back to local residents as well as to humanitarian missions around the globe, is celebrating its 90th birthday with a reception on Sunday, and the public is invited. Rotary is an organization of business and professional leaders united worldwide who provide humanitarian service, encourage high ethical standards in all vocations, and help build goodwill and peace in the world. Rotary is known for its commitment to facing challenging problems around the world. In 1979, the organization began its fight against polio with a project to immunize 6 million children in the Philippines. By 2012, only three countries remained polio-endemic – down from 125 in 1988. Members of Eureka Springs Rotary

Club have donated thousands of dollars to help Rotary International in the effort to eradicate polio around the world. In addition, through the help of Rotary members, water wells have been built in villages throughout Africa and India. The Eureka Springs Rotary Club was founded on Nov. 12, 1923. The first president was Richard Thompson.  Like most Rotary clubs, it started out as men only, but in 1987 two women were invited to join, Mary Ellen Shear and Carol Worley. Shear later became the first Eureka Springs woman president in 1992-1993.  The Eureka Springs Rotary Club now has 55 members. Eureka Springs Rotary is dedicated to serving the community through supporting projects such as the rebuilding of the arch in Basin Park and refurbishing the East Mountain Overlook.  Through the club’s major fundraiser

each year, the Victorian Classic, donations have been made to service organizations locally including but not limited to Flint Street Food Pantry, People Helping People, the Carnegie Public Library, and Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. With money raised during the club’s Spring Golf Classic, scholarships are given each year to deserving high school seniors in the area. In addition to our annual fundraisers, each Rotarian donates $1 each week to be used for miscellaneous expenses and to help organizations throughout the community all year. One thousand dollars was donated to the Eureka Springs Historical Museum and $500 was recently donated to Operation Hungry Child from this fund. Members of the Eureka Springs Rotary have served the community by supporting youth projects including the Rotary Inter-

act Club at Eureka Springs High School, providing dictionaries to third-graders, and participating in the “I Like Me” reading programs, where Rotarians provide personalized books for each kindergartener at Eureka Springs Elementary School. The books are not only presented to the children, but volunteer Rotarians go into the classroom and visit with the children and read, or listen to the students as they read their own books. Eureka Springs Rotary is celebrating 90 years in the community and would like to invite the public to a cake and punch reception at the Best Western Eureka Inn, located across from Planer Hill at the intersection of Highways 62 and 23 on Sunday, Nov. 10 from 2 to 5 p.m. “Come and learn more about Rotary and help us celebrate our 90th year of serving this community and others around the world,” the club said in a press release.

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Citizens of the Week

Visitor says thanks for help in time of need Editor: I was visiting in Eureka Springs when I fell, breaking my leg and arm. The EMTs were so kind getting me up the slope and to the hospital. I received very good care at your local hospital.   After 11 days at Washington Regional Hospital in Fayetteville, I returned to Eureka Springs’ Brighton Ridge Nursing Home. Jayme Creek runs a wonderful facility. I could not have asked for better care as everyone on the staff was so caring and kind.  I received physical therapy while there, and after 11 more days, the PT department had me ready for the trip home. Your town is lucky to have such professional organizations when an accident happens. I was so glad they were there when I needed all of them. Thank you to everyone who helped me. — Gwen Buchanan Corpus Christi, Texas

ESSA says thanks for Mad Hatter support Editor: On behalf of the Eureka Springs School of the Arts Board of Directors and staff, I want to thank all who supported our 11th Annual Mad Hatter Ball on Oct. 25! ESSA is proud to announce that this year’s Party with a Purpose was a smashing success. Special thanks go to the talented artists and supportive businesses who contributed to our silent auction, to our volunteers (friends of ESSA and Board members) who gave many hours of hard work to support ESSA staff, and to all our art-loving guests who attended and wore fabulous hats. We are especially grateful for our sponsors; their generous contributions made this year’s Mad Hatter Ball the best ever. The Mad Hatter Ball is ESSA’s major fundraiser that nurtures the “continuation of quality art education opportunities in a unique

environment of beauty and creativity.” As we expand with the opening of our Metal Fabrication and Blacksmithing Studio in 2014, we will continue to grow and prosper thanks to your continued support. We want our supporters to know how important they are to us. We look forward to a great program in 2014. Stay tuned for our program catalog that will be released in January. — Peggy Kjelgaard, Ph.D. Executive Director Eureka Springs School of the Arts

Local business needs votes to get grant Editor: We just entered a contest to win a $250,000 “Mission Main Street” grant through Chase and Google. We would use this money to set up a light manufacturing company here in Eureka Springs. The new jobs it would create would be varied, requiring different skills, and many would pay far more than minimum wage. This is very time-sensitive as this contest ends on Nov. 15. In order to be eligible, we must have 250 votes by Nov. 15.  At this time, we have 90 and need 160 more.  We have been in business for 28 years. Our company moved from the West Coast to Eureka Springs four years ago. For the past seven years, we have been manufacturing offshore, but now we have an incredible chance to bring our business back to the United States and specifically here to Eureka Springs.   Please visit our website,, to see what fun items we make and could easily be making here in Eureka. When we manufactured in Willits, Calif., we employed 30 people in various job positions and this grant could mean a lot of job opportunities for our new home.   Please feel free to contact us via our website for more details. I believe that if we can get the votes we need, this grant was written for us. Please go to business/detail/34894 for details and to vote.


his week, the Citizen would like to honor all our veterans who have sacrificed so much to protect Americans and their liberties. Veterans Day is Monday, Nov. 11. In 1919, President Woodrow Wilson proclaimed Nov. 11 as Armistice Day to commemorate the end of World War I. The end of the war happened at the 11th hour of the 11th day of the 11th month, so that’s why Nov. 11 was chosen. Congress changed the name to Veterans Day in 1954. Veterans Day, a legal holiday in the United States, honors all who have served in the nation’s Armed Forces, whether they are living or dead. Go thank a veteran today!

“Freedom in America” by Joanna


Freedom in America Isn’t really free; We often pay a price To keep our liberty.

Complacency is weakness Patriots can’t afford; We have to act on wrongs That cannot be ignored.

Remember those we loved, Who fought for us, and died; And those we never knew For whom others mourned and cried.

We must give up some time, Spent on other pleasures, To restore America’s freedom, To keep America’s treasures.

At home our “war” for freedom Is sadly overdue; We’ve let corruption stage A sad and grievous coup. No longer can we brush off Dishonesty and greed, Lust for wealth and power; We can’t, we won’t concede. Thank you so much for this help in bringing jobs to our hometown. — Sheri Hanson The Rainbow Makers

Queen’s Contest show lauded Editor: Many thanks to the City Advertising and Promotion Commission, Michelle McDonald, Ron Sumner and all the sponsors and volunteers who made the 66th Annual Ozark Folk Festival’s Queen’s Contest possible! Also, my thanks to the amazing contestants for being a part of such a great tradition. They were all truly

Money spent on trifles Must now go to our cause: Get rid of the offenders, Constitutional outlaws. Freedom in America Isn’t really free It’s up to American patriots; It’s up to you and me. beautiful in their costumes, their answers to the many questions were insightful and their talent performances were delightful. Congratulations to them all, including Queen Raven Leggett, first Runner Up Clare Roy and Second Runner Up Josie Muskrat. The Hedge Hopers were one of the festival’s highlights. Here is a link to a video I shot that night. I am so glad that this amazing tradition wasn’t allowed to die! (To view the video, visit the Citizen’s Facebook page at — Charles Ragsdell CAPC Chairman

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Citizen Opinion by Margo Elliott

Have you or anyone in your family ever served in the military? If so, who and what branch?

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

Editorial Policy The opinions on the Editorial page are our opinions. The opinions on the Forum pages are your opinions. All forum entries must be signed and verifiable. We reserve the right to edit submissions.

Web commenter says stats can show anything Tess Alexander Cari Jackson

John Penn

Yes. I have an uncle that is a Lt. Col. stationed in Germany. He was in S. Korea and also served in the Iraqi War.

Yes. My father was in the Navy in WWII as a Seaman 1st Class.


“Backward Hat Girl”

Yes. I have a cousin that just completed basic training in the National Guard.


Keith Bouchey John Pittman Victoria Marshall “V Girl”

Yes. My brother was in the Navy during the Vietnam War.

“Proud Son”

Yes. My father, “Crash” Eddie, served in Yes, 3 generations. WWII, 4th ArI served in the U.S. mored Division unAir Force during der Gen. Patton. the Vietnam War. He was at NorMy father was in mandy on D-Day. the army in WWII He was also in the and my grandfather movie, “Sahara”, was in the Cavalry with Humphrey during WWI. Bogart.

Editor: [In regards to last week’s cover story on tourism:] Of course Branson is up 3 percent in 2013. They were down 3.3 percent in 2012 because of the tornado and that followed a 5.4 percent decrease in 2011 because of the economy. This is from their Chamber of Commerce reports on their city website. After being down 8.7 percent combined for two years the only way is up.   This just goes to show you can make statistics show anything you want. — Anonymous comment posted at

Railway Winery owners say thanks for the help Editor: On Oct. 18, the Holiday Island Chamber of Commerce held a benefit for our Railway Winery rebuilding fund. There was an art show and sale, a silent auction and a live broadcast on KESA radio (thank you, Lynn Worley).  Despite multiple other events and nasty weather, the turnout and results were great.  We would like to thank all the members of the Holiday Island chamber, the artists who participated in the sale, the Holiday Island Ambassadors who helped in so many ways, and everyone who donated items

Citizen Survey Have you or anyone in your family ever served in the military? If so, who and what branch?

m Yes, a member of my immediate family m Yes, a member of my extended family m No Go to and weigh in.


for the auction. Thank you also to those who came to purchase these lovely things. We also want to thank those who donated refreshments, time, energy, good wishes and cash.  It was an amazing outpouring of support, and we are truly grateful. A special thank you to my cousin, Penny Helms Pollock, for donating the quilt for the raffle and to everyone who bought tickets.  Thank you also to Judy Kelley and Cornerstone Bank and to Doug Hausler and Edwidge Denyszyn of Keels Creek Winery for hosting the quilt display and raffle. As an update on our progress, we have most of the vineyard trellising back in and the vines up off the ground. New equipment is on order, and the initial layout of the new building has been done. Construction will start soon, and we hope you will all join us at our grand reopening celebration next year. Thank you all!  — Greg Schneider and Vicki Kell-Schneider Owners, Railway Winery @ Trestle 71-7 31 Starlite Avenue Eureka Springs, AR  72631

Who do you think should be Citizen of the Week? Send us your nominations Citizen, P.O., Box 679, Eureka Springs, AR 72632, fax to (479) 253-0080 or e-mail to:


26 votes cast

As a tourist, do you feel like local businesses are well informed about activities for visitors? Why or Why not?

m There are so many publications about our attractions and activities, I don’t see how how they couldn’t be.: 50.0% (13 votes)

m Local tourism workers definitely need to stay more informed so they can be more helpful to visitors to our city.: 50.0% (13 votes)

Go to and weigh in. Vote by Wednesday 9 a.m.

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One Happy Bear New habitat a hit with Bam Bam the country in number of animals, and one of the largest in terms of acres – 459. Several hundred people gathered at How they care for so many big cats: Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge Sun- since 1997, Turpentine Creek staff have day morning to watch as Bam Bam, the trained 350 interns to help care for the anresident grizzly bear, was let out into his imals, Smith said. On Sunday’s opening new big backyard habitat for the first time. for Bam Bam’s new habitat, Emily McThe verdict: Cormack, refuge curator, thanked the in“Now that’s a happy bear,” said ref- terns and the staff, including maintenance uge president Tanya Smith as Bam Bam coordinator Mike Bennett, who built Bam checked out his new swimming pool. Bam’s new house. She also thanked Ran“He’s smiling.” dy Murray of Aquacrete in Bella Vista The six-year-old grizzly has been lived for designing the pool and everyone who in a double enclosure in the refuge’s com- contributed money for the project. pound since he was adopted four years “No matter if it’s a dollar that went toago, with only a small stock tank to soak wards this, it all counts,” she said. in. With the construcArnold Fagin of tion of his new habiOklahoma City, a tat, he is able to walk “Everybody loves Bam Bam long-time supporter of on grass, climb up the refuge, was given because he’s such a a tower with a slide the honor of helping showman. That’s why we and swim in a large open the gate, letting in-ground pool with a wanted to build this habitat Bam Bam into the waterfall. When first yard for the first time. right where you come in.” let out of the den, Bam Fagin talked about – Tanya Smith Bam hung around outhow the refuge had side for a few minutes, changed since he and doing a double take spouse Mari Fagin when he saw all the people watching him. first visited it in October of 1994. Then, he Then he ambled up the slope and recalled, the people they talked to in town checked out the treats set out on a stump. weren’t sure they wanted a big cat refuge With cameras clicking and a television close by, but now love it and the fact that crew filming, Bam Bam circled the rock has become the number-one attraction in walls of his new swimming pool before Northwest Arkansas, Fagin said. The new climbing up on top of the waterfall to get habitat for Bam Bam is a stepping stone a pumpkin down. When he decided to get to fulfilling a dream of tearing down the in the water, he worked his way around original cage enclosures, now used as the edge, pawing at floating watermelons temporary quarters, and housing all the and splashing water. animals in large habitats with natural sur“Everybody loves Bam Bam because faces. he’s such a showman,” Smith said. “That’s “When Tanya told us about this dream, why we wanted to build this habitat right this goal, we knew we had to help,”Fagin where you come in. said. Smith said that when the refuge was esTo help meet the continuing need for tablished 22 years ago, it was her mother funds, the refuge is asking people to sponand her out there cleaning cages of the 35 sor a brick for the pathway to the bear resident tigers The refuge now has 124 house. For a $100 donation, the brick will big cats, including 28 rescued this year, be engraved with the donor’s name and/ making TCWR the largest tiger refuge in or message. Bam Bam fans can also buy By Jennifer Jackson

Photos by Jennifer Jackson

A crowd gathered Sunday to watch Bam Bam explore his new habitat for the first time.

Bam Bam splashes water in his new pool, which was stocked with prey – small watermelons.

photographs, art work and refrigerator magnets with his picture on them. Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge is a U.S.D.A. licensed facility for large carnivores. Its main mission is to rescue neglected or unwanted big cats that were bred for pets and provide them with a home and life-long care. The refuge also seeks to educate the public about big cats

and the problem of breeding them for pets by telling the stories of the residents. TCWR is open to visitors daily except Christmas. The entry fee ($15/$10 for seniors/vets/children 3 to 12) helps cover food and expenses. Guided walking tours and trolley tours available. For more information, go to www.turpentinecreek. org.

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Calendar of Events Throughout November: Adoption specials at Humane Society shelter The Good Shepherd Humane Society is promoting black dogs and cats through a special “Back in Black” adoption promotion during the entire month of November. Black dogs and cats often wait longer for homes than their lighter-colored pals. For the third year in a row, national animal welfare organization Best Friends Animal Society will support more than 175 no-kill animal rescue groups and shelters across the country, including the Good Shepherd Humane Society, in showcasing beautiful, adoptable, black cats, dogs, kittens and puppies. Throughout the month, Good Shepherd will be offering adoption specials on black and mostly black animals. They will also be showcased at the Doggie Style Show on Nov. 19 at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center. Adoption fees will be half price for black/mostly black dogs and cats at the event and at the shelter all during November. Black Friday weekend will feature “door-buster” special adoption rates for black/mostly black animals. The shelter is located at 6486 Highway 62, just east of the Eureka Springs city limits. Nov. 8: Food For Thought Christian Writers Group open meeting “Food For Thought,” a free evening of food and entertainment, will be presented at Caribe on Friday, Nov. 8 at 6 p.m. Come and listen to the Eureka Springs Christian Writers Group as they share their latest creative endeavors — including Metaphorological Weather-Tainment, musical performances, poetry, and more. All are welcome. For more information, call Studio 62 at 479363-9209. Nov. 8: Weekly documentaries at the library continue The public is invited to continue a weekly series of documentaries this Friday, Nov. 8, dubbed Docfest @ the Carnegie: four weeks of diverse documentaries on Friday nights in November beginning at 7 p.m. in the Library Annex Friends Room.  On Nov. 8, the featured film will be “We Steal Secrets,” and the next films to be screened are “We the Tiny House People” (Nov. 15), and

“Stories We Tell” (Nov. 22). Free admission and popcorn. For more information, call the library at 479-253-8754 or visit Nov. 7: Cemetery Commission meeting The Eureka Springs Cemetery Commission will hold its regular meeting on Thursday, Nov. 7 at 10 a.m. in the Library Annex Room, located next to the Carnegie Public Library , 194 Spring St. The public is invited to attend. For more information, call MaryAnn Pownall, chairman of the Eureka Springs Cemetery Commission, at 479-2535134. Nov. 8: Inspiration Point Chili Cook-Off and Bake Sale The Inspiration Point Fire Department is holding its First Annual Chili Cook-Off and Bake Sale fundraiser at Station 1 on Friday, Nov. 8 at 5 p.m. Station 1 is located at 31 Ozark Automotive Road just off Highway 62 West, midway between Eureka Springs School of the Arts and Opera of the Ozarks. Just $5 will get you a bowl of gourmet chili and cornbread with iced tea. Homemade desserts will also be available for purchase whether by the single serving or the entire cake or pie. Judging of the chili entries will begin at 5 p.m. and trophies will be awarded immediately afterward. Nov. 8: Patriotic show, Flag Initiative fundraiser at Pine Mountain Theater The American Legion, Walker-Wilson Post #9 is starting a new Flag Initiative, through which American flags will be installed on existing utility poles throughout Eureka Springs. “The eventual goal is to create a good presence of American flags all over the city, displaying loyalty to our country, support of our servicemen and women and to show our pride as Americans,” said Mike Bishop, president/CEO of the Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, which is also sponsoring the initiative. To kick off fundraising efforts to purchase the flags, Pine Mountain Theater is hosting a special show, “Stars and Stripes Forever,” on Friday, Nov. 8 at 7 p.m. This show will feature special music by local performers

along with the Presentation of Colors by the American Legion Color Guard. The highlight of the evening will be a keynote address by retired Air Force Lt. Col. Steve Gray, who currently serves as senior military and veteran’s affairs liaison for U.S. Sen. John Boozman. “The whole community is invited and encouraged to attend this special night to salute our country, our flag and our veterans. The show is free but donations will be accepted,” said Jack Baker, Post Commander. Individuals can sponsor a flag for $50, and local civic clubs and organizations are being asked to consider supporting this event. Mayor Pate has issued a challenge to anyone pledging that he will match a single donation of $500. For more information, callJack Baker, 479253-2519 or Mike Bishop, 479-244-7641. Donations can be dropped off at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center located in the Village at Pine Mountain. Nov. 9: AARP Drivers Safety Class There will be an AARP Drivers Safety class on Saturday, Nov. 9, at 8:30 a.m. at Holiday Island Fire Station #1 at 251 Holiday Island Drive. Cost is $12 for AARP members and $14 for non-members. To register, call 479-253-5310. Nov. 9: November Gallery Stroll event The November Gallery Stroll is dovetailing with the celebrations for Food and Wine Weekend in Eureka Springs. Eureka Thyme will have as our special guest Carrie Marry of Weaving Your Wellness. Marry is a health coach who specializes in personalized food plans for individuals. She will be showing us how to make healthy sugar-free holiday candies and other treats.

Join us for light refreshment and to talk to Marry and see what she has to offer on Saturday evening, Nov. 9, from 6 to 9 p.m. at 19 Spring St. Nov. 10: Scientific research on meditation at EUUF On Sunday, Nov 10 at the Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 17 Elk St., Barbara Lingle of the Benton County UU Fellowship will present findings of scientific research on how meditation affects our brains and bodies, helping us to evolve more consciously. Program is at 11 a.m., followed by refreshments. Childcare is provided. Nov. 10: Eureka House Concerts presents John Elliott The Eureka House Concerts will present John Elliott on Nov. 10. Elliott is a force to be reckoned with. Endearing, soulful and irreverent, Elliott’s songs are as eclectic as his view of the world. A superb singer and player, Elliott uses words as punctuation, as paint, as pieces of a puzzle that will never fit together. With seven albums to his credit and over 250,000 miles on his Honda Civic, he is the epitome of the musical road warrior. As a special treat, Matt the Electrician will be joining Elliott on stage. Matt the Electrician crafts sharp narratives with equal measures heart and home. Matt’s most thoughtful moments mirror Van Zandt. They shadow Guy Clark. They haunt every great Texas storyteller with an eye for triumph and truth. Still, with every lyrical twist and turn Matt maintains his own unique style and substance. Doors at 17 Elk St. open at 5 p.m. with a meet-and-greet potluck; music starts at 6. $15 donation at the door. See Calendar, page 14

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Nov. 11: Prance your pooch in the Veteran’s Day Parade In a show of support for our veterans, the Good Shepherd Humane Society will participate in the Veteran’s Day Parade on Monday, Nov. 11, at 10 a.m. All dog lovers are invited to parade their pooch through town to honor our vets. If you’d like to walk a shelter dog in the parade, call shelter manager Janice Durbin at 479-2539188. Parade line-up starts at the library at 9 a.m. Please be there no later than 9:30 if you plan to walk in the parade. Nov. 11: Veterans’ Day commemoration at Holiday Island American Legion Post 36 and FVW Post 77 honor our Veterans on Monday, Nov. 11 at 9 a.m. at Veterans Park in Holiday Island. This moving program will feature a barber shop style rendition of our National Anthem, along with performance of America the Beautiful and The Battle Hymn of the Republic by the Holiday Island Singers Ensemble under the direction of Carol Morrison.  Lt. Col. Buster McCall will speak on the debt we owe our military, past and present. For more information,


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said. The managers will be advised and assisted by the Auditorium Committee, which will comprise area residents and volunteers “giving valuable community input into how to best use and improve the facility,” Ragsdell said. “More importantly, some have expressed interest in helping raise funds for badly needed maintenance and improvements,” he added. The members of the new Auditorium Committee are not required to be residents of Eureka Springs, but can also live in the area around the city, he said. Many volunteers and potential volunteers have already expressed a willingness to help in many key areas. “Some of the great people who have expressed interest in serving have festivals and event production experience. Others have staging and lighting experience,” Ragsdell continued. “Some have experi-

call Gail Babcock, American Legion Post 36 at 479-253-6253, or Tim Szafranski, 479-253-5188.

ly energetic Al Gibson on trumpet and vocals, and also features the virtuosic clarinet playing of Jim Jernigan. Afterward, the 60-member Ozarks Chorale, directed by Beth Withey and accompanied by Ellen Stephenson, will present a concert filled with the spirit of the holidays! Holiday favorites, mellow and uptempo jazz-inspired standards, and beautiful classical works all figure in this year’s concert program.

Nov. 14: Ham radio club meeting On Thursday Nov. 14 at noon, the Little Switzerland Amateur Radio Club will meet at the Wild Hog BBQ, 3 Park Cliff Drive in Holiday Island, for lunch and monthly meeting. For more information contact

Nov. 15: Senior adult beginning computer training The Carnegie Public Library, partnered with the University of Arkansas at Monticello and Connect Arkansas, will provide free Senior Citizen Adult Computer Literacy Training in the Library Annex in Eureka Springs on Friday, Nov. 15 from 9 a.m. to noon. The three-hour class for those 50 and older, will give detailed instruction in computer literacy from how to use your computer to setting up email and navigating Facebook. Laptops will be provided, but you are encouraged to bring your own if you prefer. If you are interested in enrolling please contact the library at 479-2538754. Space is limited, so call early to reserve your spot.   Nov. 16: Sounds of the Season concert Holiday Island Clubhouse is the setting for the 17th annual “Sounds of the Season” concert on Saturday, Nov. 16 at 4 p.m. Tickets are $10, child free; phone 479-253-7671 or purchase them at the door. Opening the concert, the First Line-New Orleans Jazz Group will perform standards, 1920s style, representing the first transition from blues to jazz. First Line is an acoustic jazz group that specializes in traditional New Orleans style jazz, as well as jazz standards and popular tunes from the 1930s, ‘40s, and ‘50s. The group is led by the high-

ence gathering corporate sponsors, others are eager to clean and paint. Some are musicians, others are music fans. Some are artists, some are art lovers. Some have been volunteers for years, and some are new to town.” The Auditorium Committee is now accepting applications for membership, and they are available at the CAPC offices at 121 E. Van Buren, Suite 3B, in the back of the building that houses Eureka Market and Medical Park Pharmacy. For more information, call 479-253-7333 or visit to contact them via email. Monthly meetings of the committee will be held at The Aud, and all interested parties are invited to attend. The meeting dates for the new committee will be set during the next CAPC meeting, which is scheduled for Wednesday, Nov. 13 at 6 p.m. at the county courthouse. The public is invited to attend, as always. “I want to make clear volunteers won’t be taking over management of The Au-

ditorium,” Ragsdell said. “With the exception of one person, everyone else who has been instrumental in the shows for the past several years remain the same.” Maloney will soon be developing marketing plans to promote The Auditorium to potential promoters, musical acts, theater groups and other potential users of the facility, and the CAPC staff will help implement those plans, Ragsdell said. Those plans will include a competitive rate structure for various types and sizes of groups wanting to use The Aud, including discounts for nonprofit and community organizations. “We want to encourage the use of the building to both attract visitors to Eureka Springs and for the enjoyment of its citizens,” Ragsdell added. Maloney, Auditorium Committee members and CAPC staff will solicit performances, promoters, groups and special events, as well as provide advertising and promotional support for them. Maloney, Bright and Sumner will re-

view all proposed contracts for accuracy and compliance with CAPC policies, and to ensure that all rider and contract provisions can be fulfilled. The Technical Director and House Manager will assure that all technical and artists hospitality riders are fulfilled. Ragsdell noted that the chairman of the CAPC, which is currently him, has always been responsible for the execution of all contracts for the CAPC, including contracts for the use of The Auditorium. “From the people that put together the press releases to the guy who gets the bands ready and mixes their sound, to the lady who sells the patrons their drinks, to the guy who pays the bills, to the volunteers who seat the patrons and watch the parking lot and take the tickets – all are there to continue doing their best to present our guests and neighbors, as Mayor Claude Fuller put it so well all those years ago (when he oversaw construction of The Aud), ‘the finest, most current entertainment available.’”

Nov. 11: Metaphysical Group reunion meeting, planning session The Monday night Metaphysical Group is inviting its members from over the years to participate in a meeting on Nov. 11 at the Christian Science Church at the top of Mountain Street from 7 to 9 p.m. There will be a discussion of new ideas and on whether the group wants to continue to meet on a regular basis to talk about spiritual topics. There has been a Metaphysical Group in one form or another in Eureka Springs for almost 30 years, and thoughts need to be shared by current as well as former members about the future of the meetings. Anyone who is interested in giving opinions and planning potential future meetings is invited to attend. For more information, call Ronnie Dean at 479-253-5065.

Nov. 28: Community Thanksgiving dinner at The Barn The Friends of the Holiday Island Historic Barn again invite the community to their Thanksgiving dinner on Thursday, Nov. 28; social hour begins at 1 p.m. and dinner begins at 2. Dinner tickets, $12.50, will be on sale starting on Monday, Nov. 4 at the Holiday Island Rec Center and the Pro Shop. Tickets are limited, so early purchase is recommended. If available, tickets will be sold at the door for $14. Dinner will include roasted turkey, mashed potatoes  with giblet gravy, sage-and-onion dressing, sweet potatoes, green beans, cranberry sauce; pie and ice cream for dessert. Coffee, iced tea and water provided by Friends of The Barn; BYOB optional. Those attending are asked to bring non-perishable food or cash donation for the Flint Street Food Bank. For more information, call Jim at 479253-6284 or Susan at 479-253-5136.

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Last Drum Circle of 2013

The last seasonal Second Saturday Drum Circle was held in conjunction with the start of the Zombie Parade. Angelo Yao, event founder and organizer, hung lights above Basin Spring Park giving the last circle a special goodbye. At bottom is Citizen ace reporter Jennifer Jackson, and her husband Keith, as they snap shots of an illuminated Oak tree.

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A celebration of love, diversity – and hope for equality

Our Big Fat Gay Wedding, a celebration of recently and soon-to-be married couples and a fundraiser in support of marriage equality in Arkansas, took place last Friday and Saturday in several venues downtown. It kicked off with a rehearsal dinner party at Cafe Amore and a Bachelor-Ette Party at Voulez-Vous Friday, and Saturday began with a “Marriage License Action” at the courthouse. Couples wishing to marry lined up at the county courthouse to apply for marriage licenses – making a statement that they shouldn’t be denied the right to wed. That was followed by a wedding brunch at Caribe and a Vow Proclamation at Basin Park as well as the Public Display of Affection that Diversity Weekend has come to be known for.

Matt Bounds

Trella Laughlin & Marie Howard

Sue Goldberg & Ashton Shaw

The Public Display of Affection (PDA) event

The Get Hitched in Eureka Springs event

John Schenck & Robert Loyd

John Rankine

DJ Pevey & Ben Lieblong

Mark “Sparky” Wetzel

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Kelly Breslau & Leslie Meeker

John Rankine & Bill King

Marie Howard & Trella Laughlin

Our Big Fat Gay Wedding March en route to Our Big Fat Gay Wedding Reception


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Zombies overtake downtown Eureka Springs

The Second Annual Zombie Parade in Eureka Springs was held at dusk on Saturday. Hundreds adorned themselves in fake blood, rotting flesh and open wounds to slowly lumber down the historic downtown corridor. Below left is event founder and organizer Jeff Danos.

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Strictly Business


By Mary R. Flood

How worker attitudes can make all the difference – for us all


ttitudes play a major role in people’s lives, particularly at work. People tend to have strong feelings about everything related to their jobs, whether those feelings are about the actual work itself, superiors, co-workers, subordinates, or mundane things such as the vending machines or parking. These feelings are referred to as workplace attitudes. Workplace attitudes have profound effects on the way we perform our jobs, but also on the quality of life we experience while we are at work. There are three major types of work-related attitudes: attitudes toward others (including prejudices and stereotypes), attitudes toward the job (known as job satisfaction), and attitudes toward the organization (known as organizational commitment). Prejudicial attitudes can be devastating to people and the organizations where the prejudice is taking place. To make it clear, prejudice goes far beyond negative feelings toward individuals of a certain race or color. Prejudice is most accurately defined as negative beliefs, feelings, or inclinations toward a person because they belong to ANY particular group whom we may already have strong negative feelings about. Prejudices could be based on race or where a person originates from; sex; age; physical condition (such as weight or disability); religious affiliation or lack of; sexual orientation; or even whether the person like sports or not. Unfortunately, everyone is or has been a victim of some type of prejudice! Prejudicial attitudes are particularly harmful when they are translated into negative or biased treatment of others. This treatment is known as discrimination. Discrimination holds people back from success and creates unnecessary conflicts and barriers within the workplace. All workplace discrimination is highly destructive, but some forms are ille-

gal and can get you and your business into serious trouble. Business owners and managers should try to weed out prejudice in your workplace by embracing diversity and creating a team-centric culture. And if you see discrimination showing its ugly face, put a stop to it immediately! Sometimes our attitudes toward others are not based on what we definitely know about people, but rather on assumptions. These feelings can be positive or negative and are called stereotypes. Some examples: Red-haired individuals (“gingers”) are assumed to have fiery personalities and quick tempers; younger individuals are looked over for promotions and opportunities because they are assumed to be inexperienced and immature; taller individuals, particularly males, are often chosen for leadership roles; women are assumed as being hormonal and overly emotional; people with strong religious affiliations are assumedly closed-minded on social issues; and so on... As you can tell, we all are guilty of stereotyping, and are all victims of stereotyping, too! If we knew more about a person than whatever it was we assumed, we probably would make more accurate judgments. Sometimes, we find it difficult or inconvenient to learn everything we need to know about someone, and we rely on the use of stereotypes as a sort of mental shortcut. Be mindful that stereotyping can have a negative impact on co-worker relations, job performance, and the overall success of the organization. Job satisfaction, the second type of work-related attitude, plays an important role in organizations, as well. As we all know, people who are dissatisfied with their jobs tend to withdraw by showing poor job performance, absenteeism, and eventually turnover. Job dissatisfaction negatively affects quality of products and services, cus-

tomer satisfaction, safety performance, workplace culture and the attitudes of other staff members, and more than anything -the financial performance of the company. This is why it is important your workers are happy. It is important to realize that some people have a disposition toward high job satisfaction, and others have a disposition toward low job satisfaction. We all know people who always seem to like their jobs, no matter what they are doing, and others who are always grumbling about their jobs. These attitudes in the workplace affect everything. Imagine it’s your first day on a new job, and you arrive at the company excited about what you will be doing. You meet your new co-workers, who are far less enthusiastic to be there. “The boss is stupid, the job stinks, welcome aboard,” they all say. Soon your own satisfaction and enthusiasm begins to fade. Your attitude has already been affected not because of anything that actually happened, but based on the messages you received from your co-workers. With this in mind, it is extremely important for managers to pay very close attention to what workers are thinking, feeling, and saying about their jobs. The negative consequences of job dissatisfaction are so incredibly powerful, that it makes good business sense to make worker satisfaction a top priority and formulate ways to retain and build happiness and engagement among your staff. The best way to increase job satisfaction is to compensate people with fair and competitive salaries and reward them with additional benefits when possible (monetary and non-monetary). Stay within your budget, but always be striving for better ways to reward good job performance, develop talent within your workplace, retain good employees, and show your people you appreci-

ate them. It has also been found that satisfaction is highest among employees who believe that the supervisors are competent, treat them with respect, are easy to communicate with, and have their best interests in mind. Clearly, improving the quality of supervision (through manager training, expansion, or replacement) goes a long way toward reversing the negative effects of job dissatisfaction. Lastly, the concept of organizational commitment – a worker’s attitude toward the company – is related to the degree of worker involvement in the organization and how interested they are in remaining a part of the company. Organizational commitment is not related to job satisfaction. For example, a welder might really like the type of work he/she does, but really dislike the company he/she works for and begin to seek a job with another company. There are varying degrees of organizational commitment. Sometimes people stay at a job because they believe it would be too costly or too much trouble to leave. Others stay because they truly believe in what the organization is doing, and desire to remain affiliated to support its mission. And then, sometimes people feel obligated to stay with an organization because of pressure from others – such as what they fear people would think of them if they left and went to another company. The more committed employees are to their companies, the less likely they are to perform poorly, be absent, and to resign. Those who are strongly committed demonstrate great loyalty, a willingness to learn, and make sacrifices required for an organization to thrive. For example: Did you realize that while some CEOs make million-dollar salaries (or more), others choose to rely on their stock options and take a $1 annual salary just to see the company succeed? (Apple, Google, and GM CEOs See Business, page 25

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Village View


Alison By Sandra TaylorSynar Brown

A Diverse Tribe

OU should teach an erotica workshop,” she said to me. I like this woman, despite the fact that she often needles me. “Not me,” I said. “I’m not that good a writer. Erotica must be really artistic or it’s just smut.” “And besides,” she smirked, “YOUR group wouldn’t care for it.” My group? I don’t know. Our group is pretty hot. This was the same woman—an aspiring writer—who had told me she wanted to come to our PUBLISH event, but she didn’t because it was a “Christian” conference. A few weeks later, I received an email from a man who is writing a very interesting memoir and had taken several workshops. “My main passion,” he wrote in his email, “is awareness/oneness/spirit. But I am very careful with my opinions because they are quite radical. I like being part of the group.” He went on to express some antichristian sentiments, which he appar-

Write YOUR Holiday Story The Village Writing School is beginning NOW to work with local residents to help them preserve a holiday story of their own. The stories can be: • Decoratively bound for gift-giving • Possibly published in the Lovely County Citizen • Possibly included in an anthology in the library Or you can just keep your story private for yourself. Your story may be a dramatic, inspirational, or humorous incident that happened to you or someone you know. If you would like a writer to contact you, call Alison at 479 292-3665 or email

ently felt set him apart from the other Village Writers. Now I am a Christian, and I never apologize for Jesus, although I’m sorry that so many unchristian things are done in his name. But there are a lot of Village Writers who would be quick to tell you that they are not Christian. So I did a little count of the writers who attended the writers’ circles that had met the day before. We had Buddhists, a Hindu, churchgoing Christians, outspoken antichristians, New Age spiritualists, Christians who eschew church, several religious victims who still believe in something, and some who say it’s all good. The number of Christians and nonchristians were almost equal, with the nonchristians being a slight majority. And it doesn’t matter at all. I sometimes joke that if I ever write a memoir about life in Eureka Springs, it will be called, “All My Friends have been Enemies for Years.” As a new arrival, I meet a cool interesting person whom I like a lot. Then I meet another one, whom I like equally well. I feel a rapport with both and then I am stunned to learn that they have a long (even 30-year) history of animosity, having argued over civic issues, school issues, church issues, business competition, art competition, politics, etc., etc. But now, here they sit, pouring over one another’s writing so that they can make useful, insightful comments, giving up their time to come together just because they have discovered their true tribe. This reminds me of a Florida writing group that includes a number of World War II veterans. Among the Americans, who have memoirs about their experiences in Germany, are three Germans, one of whom was a POW in the US. It’s so very cool to see these gentlemen working on their books together. The shared pursuit of beautiful writing creates an affinity that transcends age, gender, orientation, religion, and politics. While a lot of people may want to sit down

and barf out pages of opinion, the pursuit of art is something else altogether. It’s a special group of people who are willing to learn to craft a beautiful and compelling story. That shared passion is central to everything we do. We don’t go off on political or religious rants, and we don’t write pieces which imply that everyone who doesn’t agree with us is an idiot. We maintain mutual respect for one another because we share that quest for story, for lovely language, for growth as writers. I didn’t make a rule about this, although I wouldn’t be shy about doing it. We don’t have time to debate issues. That’s not our purpose. We don’t teach the writing of political essays or personal opinion. We teach fiction and creative nonfiction, both of which are narrative

prose—story. On the other hand, as writers, we write from a deep spiritual place. We explore our most fundamental questions and fears. Our view of the world, our “worldview” is the paradigm through which we see and evaluate people and experiences and out of which our art arises. We never silence that, as I pointed out to the new writer who wrote the email. But we separate the ideology from the writing. We don’t debate the ideology. We craft the writing. If we constitute a “group,” we are an open group, ready to accept anyone who is serious about their writing. According to the Oxford Dictionary, hot can mean knowledgeable, skillful, passionate, and enthusiastic. That’s us. And we welcome you. •••

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

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The Village Writing School Autumn Stories stay when so much else falls away. In this poignant scene, Jude Singleton shows us that if we have a Best Friend Forever and a story, that’s really all we need.


inny and Liz, two women, old as air and sweet as berries, sat on white wicker chairs on a patio overlooking the small fenced-in lake, where an assortment of ducks and grebes floated peacefully in the dappled light. Leaves peppered down from the large Maple trees. Already the ground was a carpet of red and gold. In the distance they could see ¾ though they no longer noticed¾the fence surrounding the premises. They wore matching bracelets with their names, the name, address and phone number of the facility and tiny tracking devices. Tinny’s granddaughter had crocheted other bracelets for them to wear, “to take their minds off the fact that they’re prisoners, for God’s sake!” Tinny’s granddaughter came regularly, and tried to teach Tinny how to use the computer in the drawing room and how to text on the phone she had smuggled into the place. The only things Tinny remembered were LOL, OMG and BFF, and sometimes she didn’t know what the letters stood for, or why they were there in her mind. For the world looking in, it was a sad state of affairs, but for Tinny and Liz, it was a blissful, floating feeling, not unlike being a child in a child’s world. They played Old Maid, Candy Land, and worked together on jigsaw puzzles. They ate Jello and ice cream. In the beginning, Liz refused the “stinky” ice cream because she could tell it was the no sugar kind, but now she had forgotten that

part, and ate it all, but not the cone. The disease had not yet replaced their kindness with anger, so they smiled and laughed at silly things no one else saw. For the most part, Tinny talked and Liz listened. Tinny told stories of her past: some were pieced together, some embellished, and Liz would listen and nod and smile. Sometimes she would say, “yes, yes,” and sometimes, if the stories were sad, she would cry, and Tinny would wipe her tears, and say, “sorry.” So, they sat watching the ducks and grebes, and Tinny said, “Did I ever tell you about having a dream over and over again? It was about this handsome, dark-haired boy, and in the dream we fell in love, and when I was in high school we went on a class trip, and I was in a store and turned around, and there he was, and. . .OMG, he was so gorgeous!” She leaned over and took Liz by the hand. “I’m so sorry, Honey, I know I tell you the same stories over and over. You must get so tired of my tales. I’d tell you a new one, but I don’t have any new stories, or I can’t remember one if I do.” “It’s alright, Dear,” Liz said. “I don’t remember them anyway, so they’re all new to me.” “Then you must really be my BFF,” Tinny said. “What is that?” Liz asked. “Well,” Tinny said, “I don’t rightly remember, Dear, but I think it’s good.”

Village Writing School welcomes Welsh photographer A reception and book signing for Welsh photographer Ray Worsnop and local poet Mary Smith will be held at the Village Writing School on Nov. 24. Worsnop and Smith have authored a book entitled “Across the Pond, You Hear what I See.” Worsnop, who lives in Rhyl on the north coast of Wales, will be visiting Eureka Springs for the first time. Housebound

with a broken leg in 2007, in an apartment overlooking the Irish Sea, Worsnop began to photograph the constant changing of the sand, sky and water. His photographs are now sold worldwide. The public is invited to the wine and cheese reception, which will be from 2-4 pm at the Village Writing School at 177 Huntsville Road in Eureka Springs.


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 or call (479) 292-3665

This Week’s Writer:

Judy Singleton Judy Singleton is a graduate of Empire State College in New York. While living there she had the privilege of studying with two wonderful poets, Dan Masterson, and Suzanne Cleary. She was twice the recipient of the Larom for Fiction at Rockland Community College. She retired after 30 years in the insurance business to a house on Beaver lake, where she writes both fiction and poetry.

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Highlanders hammer Oark Hornets By Chan Davis

Eureka Springs improved to 3-1 with a 79-28 thumping of Oark on Friday. Matthew McClung and Trevor Lemme scored 12 points each to lead the Highlanders as 13 different players marked the score book for firstyear head coach Brian Rambo. “We definitely outmatched them,” Rambo said. “Within the first five minutes it was a 20-point game. It was one of those games you don’t know what you get until you play it. We pulled our starters after the first quarter.” Rambo starting subbing in the second quarter with the Highlanders leading 32-5. The subs extended the lead to 56-10 at the half and 72-19 at the end of three periods. “We played well,” Rambo said. “We got a bunch of turnovers and they couldn’t handle our press. And they had a hard time scoring.” Eureka Springs plays a pair of home games this week, hosting Lead

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Hill tonight and entertaining St. Joe on Thursday. Rambo said the Highlanders will focus on Lead Hill before looking ahead. “They are similar to us as far as size,” he said. “They will press us half court and play zone like we do. They work extremely hard. We played them in the jamboree earlier in the year and our first 10 played

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them well. I think the difference with be our athleticism. We have to get out and play Highlander basketball. If we turn it over and are undisciplined we will keep them in the game.” ••• Editor’s note: these basketball reports originally appeared in Friday’s Carroll County News, Jake McClung

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Lady Highlanders back on track By Chan Davis

Eureka Springs coach Jamie Green wondered how the Lady Highlanders would respond following a lopsided to loss to Western Grove. She got her answer Friday night as Eureka Springs improved to 2-2 with a 40-38 win over Oark. Abbey Moore led the Lady Highlanders with 17 points and eight rebounds and Samantha Mueller added nine points to help Eureka Springs even its record. “We played very poor the first half and came back in the second half and really increased our physicality and effort,” Green said. “Our senior twin towers, Abbey

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Moore and Haley Comstock, were a huge presence in the paint and on the boards. I am proud to see them finish a game under control.” Comstock finished with six points and grabbed 12 rebounds while Molly Montez added six points and Deidra Asmus chipped in with two points. Eureka Springs led 13-12 after the initial period and trailed 24-21 at the half. Oark built a 32-28 advantage entering the final stanza but the Lady Highlanders outscored the Lady Hornets 12-6 in the final quarter to earn the win. Eureka Springs plays at Lead Hill tonight and return home to play Lead Hill again on Thursday.

Haley Comstock

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Jamie Green and Molly Montez


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Lively Entertainment By Kristal Kuykendall

By Kristal Kuykendall

Return of Patrick Sweany, and Eureka’s ‘Everyone Orchestra’ FRIDAY Following are my recommendations for the best live music in Eureka Springs this coming week: One of Eureka Springs’ newer original music acts – with the most impressive songwriting I’ve seen around these parts – Chucky Waggs, is headlining what is sure to be a relaxing-but-upbeat good time along with special musical guests on Friday, Nov. 8 at Chelsea’s. Chucky Waggs, which is actually Adam Wagner of Mountain Sprout fame, will perform with some of his more talented musical friends. You might say it’ll be like Eureka’s Everyone Orchestra, with a number of rotating talented musicians that typically includes Ron Landis on lap steel/dobro, Chuck Onofrio on fiddle, and Jeff Gray on trumpet,

among others. Chucky Waggs features upbeat acoustic guitar music with vocals in the style of traditional Americana, classic country, folk and blues, with a little bit of old punk flavor thrown in for good measure —though the “punk” mostly comes through in the lyrical form, not the musical stylings. Wagner explains: “The melody and chords and song structure are more rooted in old-time, traditional music, Americana, folk and blues stuff, while the lyrics are a bit more modern — I still listen to a lot of the old punk bands I grew up with,” he says. “One of my favorite songwriters is Shane MacGowan from The Pogues, because he has a way of writing songs that could be 100 years old or they could be current. I’m into

that.” Still wondering if you’ll dig Chucky Waggs? This might help: If you like anything about Bob Dylan’s music or Arlo Guthrie’s songwriting, or if you enjoy an energetic acoustic set that somehow never drags and features strong but beautiful male vocals and some gifted, technically superior guitar-picking, you will love Chucky Waggs. His album, released last January, is a pleasure to listen to. If you’re lucky, you’ll make it to this show and go home with a new Chucky Waggs CD. I’m tellin’ ya, you will thoroughly enjoy this performance. Chucky Waggs’ show at Chelsea’s begins around 9 p.m. Ages 21 and up are admitted. Admission $5. Chelsea’s is located at 10 Mountain St., 479-253-6723. SATURDAY Patrick Sweany at Chelsea’s Corner Cafe & Bar Patrick Sweany will use his vast musical and songwriting talents to fill up “the spaces in between” at a special, non-smoking “big” show — and early show — at 5 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 9 at



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Chelsea’s Corner Cafe & Bar. On any given night (or any given album) Sweany will swing through blues, folk, soul, bluegrass, maybe some classic 1950s rock, or a punk speedball track. He’s a musical omnivore, devouring every popular music sound of the last 70 years, and mixing ‘em all together seamlessly into his own stew. But the one thing most people notice about Sweany isn’t his ability to copy – it’s his authenticity. Like his heroes, artists like Bobby “Blue” Bland, Doug Sahm, Joe Tex, Sweany somehow manages to blend all of these influences into something all his own. As a child, Sweany spent hours teaching himself to fingerpick along to Leadbelly, Lightnin’ Hopkins, and other folkblues giants. In his late teens, he began playing the clubs and coffeehouses around Kent, Ohio, quickly gaining a reputation for the intricate country blues style he was developing: part Piedmont picking, part Delta slide – with an equally impressive deep, smooth vocal style. But Sweany wouldn’t stay in the acoustic world for long. His love of ‘50s-era soul and rock fused with the adrenaline-soaked garage punk revival happening throughout the Rust Belt pushed him to form a band. After four critically acclaimed albums (two produced by longtime collaborator and Grammy winner Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys), Sweany has expanded his touring radius to 49 states and the UK. He’s played premiere festivals all over the U.S., and supported national acts such as The Black Keys, The Gourds, The Wood Brothers, Wayne Hancock, Hot Tuna, and Paul Thorn on tour. His latest record, “Close To The Floor,” hit the streets in July . It was recorded to 2-inch tape in Nasheville, Tenn., and features contributions from Joe McMahan (Luella & The Sun, Allsion Moorer, Webb Wilder), Ron Eoff (Cate Brothers, Levon Helm), Jon Radford (Justin Townes Earle, Lilly Hiatt), and Ryan Norris (Lambchop), among others. “Close To The Floor” is a gritty, hard look at some very difficult recent events in Sweany’s life and recalls the halcyon days of Muscle Shoals releas-

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es by Dan Penn, Eddie Hinton and Leon Russell. Patrick Sweany’s performance – and I have seen him perform to sold-out venues in Little Rock several times – is an absolute Do Not Miss show. Admission is $5 (a steal for this level of talent — he regularly sells out venues elsewhere when admission is $20 a person), and it’s open to ages 21 and up. Chelsea’s Corner is located at 10 Mountain St., 479-253-6723. LATER SATURDAY Deadman Flats continues to stretch the limits of experimental bluegrass by injecting it with their own flavor of hardedged acoustic “deathpunk,” homegrown in their native Kansas. They will perform this bluegrass “death punk” at Chelsea’s Corner Cafe & Bar this Saturday night. This explosively energetic string band catalyzes outrageous outbursts of dance and foot-stomping with their bouncy, up-tempo outlaw anthems about women, whiskey and the simple things in life. The band’s influences include rock and roll, punk, metal, old-time, blues, rockabilly and country intermingled with Deadman Flats’ traditional bluegrass instrumentation.  The band’s “anything goes” attitude enables them to identify with people in all walks of life.  No matter what musical preferences you might have, chances are Deadman Flats has something that’s right up your alley. Deadman Flats is comprised of four boyhood friends from Kansas: Alex Law (guitar), Matt Stambaugh (mandolin), Pat Watt (banjo) and Hank Osterhout (bass).  They first emerged on the scene in Lawrence, Kan., in early 2006 as a latenight party band, but they soon garnered a cult following that enabled them to rapidly expand their presence throughout the Midwest.  In late 2011, Deadman Flats added an infamous new member to their lineup: the notorious blues harmonica icon, Brody Buster. Deadman Flats has performed at hundreds of venues and festivals throughout the United States for enthusiastic audiences of all ages, including at Kansas City’s Crossroads, Lawrence’s Liberty Hall, Denver’s Cervante’s Masterpiece

Ballroom, Fayetteville’s George’s Majestic Lounge, Wakarusa Music Festival and Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Festival — just to name a few. Deadman Flats has also traveled overseas to Europe, performing extensively in Belgium and Holland.  Their show begins at 9 p.m. and admission is $5. Open to ages 21 and up. Chelsea’s Corner is located at 10 Mountain St., 479-253-6723. Following is the complete schedule of entertainment for Eureka Springs venues for the coming week: THURSDAY, NOV. 7 • Blarney Stone, 85 S. Main St., 479363-6633: Open Mic, 8 p.m. to midnight • Chaser’s, 169 E. Van Buren, 479-2535522: Jesse Dean & special guest, 9 p.m. • Chelsea’s, 10 Mountain St., 479-2536723:  MC Glossy, 9 p.m. • Squid & Whale, 37 Spring St., 479253-7147: Closed through Nov. 13   FRIDAY, NOV. 8 • Basin Park Hotel Balcony Bar & Restaurant, 12 Spring St., 479-2537837:  Hogscalders, noon to 2 p.m.; Hogscalders, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. • Berean Coffee House, 4032 E. Van Buren, 479-244-7495: live music, 7 p.m. • Blarney Stone: Sam Clanton, 8:30 p.m. to 1 a.m.   • Cathouse / Pied Piper, 82 Armstrong St., 479-363-9976: Jesse Dean, 9 p.m. • Chaser’s: JAB, 9 p.m. • Chelsea’s:  Chucky Waggs & Company, 9 p.m. • Eureka Live!, 35 N. Main St., 479-2537020:  DJ & Dancing, 9 p.m. to close • Eureka Paradise, 75 S. Main St., 479363-6574: DJ & Dance music, 8 p.m. • Henri’s Just One More, 19 1/2 Spring St., 479-253-5795: Juke Box, 9 p.m. • Jack’s Place, 37 Spring St., 479-2532219: Karaoke with DJ Goose, 8 p.m. to midnight • Legends Saloon (Lumberyard), 105 E. Van Buren, 479-253-2500: DJ and Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. • New Delhi Cafe, 2 N. Main St., 479253-2525: Barrett, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Spinrad, 6:30 to 10:30 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den, 45 Spring St., 479-363-6444: Ride Shy, 8 p.m.  • Rowdy Beaver Tavern, 417 W. Van Bu-

ren, 479-253-8544: Free Jukebox • Squid & Whale: Closed through Nov. 13 • Voulez-Vous Lounge, 63 Spring St., 479-363-6595: Leah & The Mojo Doctors, 9 p.m. SATURDAY, NOV. 9 • Basin Park Hotel Balcony Bar & Restaurant: Jeff Lee, noon to 2 p.m.; Chris Diablo, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. • Blarney Stone: Ozark Thunder, 8:30 p.m. • Cathouse / Pied Piper: Jesse Dean, 8 p.m.  • Chaser’s: Muddy River, 9 p.m. • Chelsea’s:  Patrick Sweany, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m., $5.00 cover; Dead Man Flats, 9 p.m., $5.00 cover • Eureka Live!: DJ & Dancing 9 p.m. to close • Eureka Paradise: DJ & Dance music, 8 p.m. • Henri’s Just One More: Juke Box, 9 p.m. • Jack’s Place: Karaoke with DJ Goose, 8 p.m. to midnight • Legends Saloon (Lumberyard): DJ and Karaoke, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. • New Delhi Cafe: Dave Singleton, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Electric Rag Band, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den: Ride Shy, noon to 4 p.m.; Ride Shy, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.   • Rowdy Beaver Tavern: Free Jukebox • Squid & Whale: Closed through Nov.


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all chose to do this during the recession.) Considering all the benefits of organizational commitment, it makes sense for companies to increase commitment among their employees by developing strong, team-centric workplace cultures based on trust, open communication, diversity, and incentive systems. Hire the right people: Make sure the workers who are brought into the organization have the RIGHT attitude. Hire individuals who truly like other people and embrace diversity, have strong work ethics, and have


13 • Voulez-Vous Lounge: Leah & The Mojo Doctors, 9 p.m. SUNDAY, NOV. 10 • Basin Park Hotel Balcony Bar & Restaurant: Catherine Reed, noon to 2 p.m.; Catherine Reed, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Blarney Stone: Pro Football Game Day • Chaser’s: Pro Football Game Day • Chelsea’s: Whistle Pigs, 7 p.m. • Eureka Paradise: Local night • Jack’s Place: Pro Football with Dylan • New Delhi Cafe: Electric Rag Band, noon • Rowdy Beaver Den: Jesse Dean, noon to 4 p.m.   • Rowdy Beaver Tavern: Pro Football Game Day • Squid & Whale: Closed through Nov. 13 • UU Church, House Concert, 17 Elk St., 479-244-0123: John Elliott, 6 p.m. MONDAY, NOV. 11 • Blarney Stone: Pro Football night • Chaser’s: Pro Football night and pool tournament • Chelsea’s:  Springbilly, 9 p.m. TUESDAY, NOV. 12 • Chaser’s: Game Challenge night • Chelsea’s:  Open Mic, 9 p.m. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 13 • Chaser’s: Ladies night • Chelsea’s:  Tillford Sellers, 9 p.m. • Squid & Whale: Closed through Nov. 13 displayed a high level of commitment at previous jobs. Not only can companies improve workplace attitudes, but employees can be selected who bring great attitudes into your workplace right from the start. ••• 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. or mail your letter to the Citizen at 3022 E. Van Buren, Suite H, Eureka Springs AR 72632.

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Arkansas Club at Queen Anne to honor wildlife Susan Morrison Arkansas’ American Master Wildlife Artist awarded Masters Legacy patronage  American Master Wildlife Artist Susan Morrison of Eureka Springs will be honored at a private gala this Saturday evening at the Queen Anne Mansion. The Arkansas club at the Queen Anne Mansion, the state’s most exclusive private social and business club, is celebrating its patronage of Morrison this Saturday, Nov. 9, at a gala being given in Morrison’s honor. The event will celebrate the club’s major acquisition of more than 60 pieces of Morrison’s art spanning five decades, to be held in a permanent collection at the club in the Queen Anne Mansion.  This patronage is one of the largest in Arkansas history. For Morrison, the opportunity to participate as curator in the decisions made for this collection is “the most important thing that could have ever happened for the preservation of my best work. I am honored to be awarded this outstanding Masters Legacy Patronage,” she said. “This collection represents the most comprehensive private retrospective

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of my work in the world. It is my hope this visionary thinking by the Lovells will be an inspiration for future major patronages for living American artists throughout the United States. “This is clearly the most important celebration of my career,” Morrison declared as she walked quietly through the nearly completed collection held in the mansion. “Here, my work is held in perpetuity, kept safe for generations to come, and it’s my best work. Work worthy of being remembered.” And what a collection it is, from her 5-by-7-foot Spirit Eagle in pen and ink and wax pencil gracing the grand stairway vibrating with the energy and detail that has given her master status, to the intricate, highly complicated landscape etchings that have brought fame to not only her but our state through the “Arkansas Wilderness Book and Portfolio.” At every turn in the mansion, there is another adventure into Morrison’s genius


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sponded and determined it was the females from the previous call and gave them a ride to where they were staying. What a night, huh ? 4:21 a.m. – Traffic stop on U.S Highway 62 resulted in arrest for driving on a suspended license, no insurance and expired tags.  12:15 p.m. – Caller reported that medication was stolen from his vehicle. Officer responded and filed report.  5:22 p.m. – Caller reported stray dogs near Rowdy Beaver. Officer responded, but did not locate canines.  8:19 p.m. – Police received 8 calls reporting large fireworks in downtown area. Officer responded, but was unable to locate the fireworks shooters. Happy 4th of July, oh wait, that’s not right! 9:06 p.m. – Caller reported flashing and popping coming from Swepco power plant. Yikes!

from a carefully gathered celebration of a famous book or portfolio to a wall celebrating her extraordinary animals. It is indeed a collection to be remembered. Morrison began her career in the 1970s by capturing the essence of some of Arkansas’ most beautiful landscapes and wildlife. She works exclusively in pen and ink and wax pencil and has since expanded her scope and attention to American wildlife. Along with her husband and business partner, Randy Woodward, Morrison has traveled extensively throughout the United States, using a series of planned expeditions as a foundation for gathering the information, images and poetry she uses to produce her life-size drawings of America’s wildlife, as well as her books and documentaries. Morrison is a master wildlife artist and poet. Her credentials include major solo exhibitions at internationally renowned museums including The National Muse9:10 p.m. – Caller reported her husband ran off and stole the cell phone. Officer responded and discovered the husband was leaving for the night. What? Can you hear me now? 11:46 p.m. – Caller reported a strong gas smell. Officer responded and notified fire department, which did not find any gas leaks. Well that stinks. Nov. 3 12:35 a.m. – Officer reported finding a gas leak where a car had hit a meter. Officer towed car and notified Fire Department.  12:57 a.m. –  Caller reported a fight at a local bar. Officer responded and made an arrest and took a report.  1:20 a.m. – Caller reported fight outside of a different local bar. Officer responded and made an arrest and took a report.  1:26 a.m. – Caller reported seeing flashlights and people in a residence. Officer responded and discovered it was the landlord.

um of Women in the Arts in Washington, D.C., and the Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art in Bentonville. Morrison’s Arkansas Wilderness Portfolio is part of the permanent collection in the Arkansas State Capitol building. In 1979, her artwork and poetry graced the cover of then newly-elected Gov. Bill Clinton’s Inaugural Ceremony program. Additionally, Morrison was awarded the prestigious Arkansas Governor’s Arts Lifetime Achievement Award. Her current work involves American Wildlife Expeditions as part of her life’s mission to educate and inform the public on the importance of our wildlife and wildlands in American culture and society. She has also authored eight books including “Arkansas Wildlife,” “The Arkansas Wilderness” and “Animal Tracks.” For more information regarding this collection or for information regarding The Arkansas Club, call 1-800 MANSION or email 1:58 a.m. – Caller reported erratic driver on Main Street. Officer notified sheriff’s office and no contact was made. 1:59 a.m. – Caller from local restaurant reported intoxicated subject leaving. Officer responded, but was unable to locate subject.   2:13 a.m. – Caller reported drag race on Main Street. Officer responded, but was unable to locate subjects. 10:53 a.m. – Caller reported drunk driver on Arkansas Highway 23. Officer responded, but was unable to locate subject. 1:52 p.m. – Caller reported medication was stolen from her purse. Officer responded and took report.  4:59 p.m. – Caller reported subject approaching doors and acting like they were trying to enter. Officer responded and discovered he was collecting food for the boy scout’s food campaign. 

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The Natural Way Regaining what we used to know


he native tribal healers were killed; those old cronies were burned as witches and the Civil Jim Fain War devastated rural towns along with entire cultures. Healing knowledge has been gained and lost thoughout our history. The use of herbal medicine was devastated and today there are a number of herbs, which are considered obsolete by many modern practitioners. Obsolete means the herb is no longer in general use. This Indirect burning of frankcan happen for a variety incense on a hot coal of reasons some practical, some political, some due to social changes and some just because their use has been long forgotten. Examples of each case are easy to come by: practical obsoletion – Mandrake Root – not grown or harvested in any great quantity, Marijuana is a perfect example of political obsoletion, Sassafras has lost the G.R.A.S. (generally recognized as safe) label by the FDA so that could be either a political or social obsoletion. Finally, Hensbane is a good example of an herb we’ve just forgotten how to use. Of the two herbal gifts brought by the Wise Men at Christmas, Frankincense and Myrrh, only Myrrh is currently used. Frankincense is considered obsolete – we’ve forgotten how to use it. It is similar to Myrrh in that it is the resin of a tree (Boswellia carteri) which grows in limited areas in limited numbers and is harvested in limited amounts. The trees are found mostly in Somalia and parts of Saudi Arabia. We do know it is made up of volatile oils, resins and mucilage. Science knows it shows antimicrobial properties as well as beneficial qualities for the respiratory system. There are no known health hazards or side effects if used reasonably and should make a good carminitive. Modern aroma therapists use this scent to bring harmony as it blends well with Cypress, Orange, Tangerine and Sandlewood. This herbal was often used to perfume the air of the ancient powerful and wealthy class. In ancient days it was thought the scent of Frankincense would carry prayers directly to the Creator – thus it is still used in the Catholic Church. Healing herbs include the spiritual as well as the physical.

Wisecrack Zodiac ARIES: You can look a gift horse in the mouth, but don’t be surprised if he belches in your face. Just ask to see his driver’s license next time, and you won’t be surrounded with an aura of garlic breath. TAURUS: Love isn’t a race, but it is a fairly vicious game of Chutes and Ladders. Rig the spinner while you can, or you’ll slide on your butt straight down to your next game, ApologyLand. GEMINI: Just when you finally know all the answers, someone changes the test. You could study up, or spend your days hoarding spitballs so you’ll be the life of the party in detention. CANCER: What you see as drudge work is actually an opportunity dressed down for casual Friday. Ignore the flip flops and take it out for a spin. You could end up in a new place and still have your wallet and kidneys intact. LEO: The brightest stars could waltz across the sky and you’ll never know. Take off those sunglasses and look around. There’s no point to being cool if you miss all the best parts. VIRGO: You’re wrapped so tightly, if you lose a button it could take out two cars on the highway. Untie some of those internal knots before you have a blowout and destroy half of the grocery store. LIBRA: Saturday seems like a tight spot, but all you need is a little wiggle room. Shimmy into your best outfit and work it, girl. Your hips don’t lie but they do appreciate a corner office. SCORPIO: It is better to have loved and lost than to keep checking up on your exes via Facebook. If you drop the obsession, you’ll quickly find a new one, thanks to those ever-present Candy Crush invites. SAGITTARIUS: It’s one thing

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to be mysterious, but you’re as vague as smog in Beijing. Clear up a few paths so someone can get close to you without toppling over a guardrail. CAPRICORN: You can leave things up to Chance, but he’s not even wearing matching socks today. If you want someone else to make your decisions, pick the boss’ receptionist. She knows how to deal with crap. AQUARIUS: If you fell into a pile of money, you’d be the one person who gets a quarter lodged

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in their nose. Work on changing that luck with a few good deeds. Be careful, though; you don’t want karma to accidentally run you down before stopping to offer you a lift. PISCES: Something you create will catch on like wildfire. Relax and drop the wet blanket, this blaze doesn’t threaten any trees but it could light up your career for a long time.

Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1. WWF action (var.) 8. Illusory, abstract creation 13. Fonda, Kissinger, Winkler 14. Songbird with olive plumage 15. Shakespeare’s “begones” 16. Mild oath 17. Scoundrel 18. Listen to 20. Abscess goo 21. Knickers 24. Great card in the hole 25. Buddy 26. One or the other 28. Where the rain is on the plain 31. Icky 32. Bronco, Cardinal, Cub, et al. 34. Not he or it 35. Nee Cassius Clay 36. Formal courtesy (Fr.) 41. One of 100 in gov. 42. What a holey bucket will do

43. Abet 44. Recent earthquake country 46. Swerving 49. Forearm bones 50. Noise absence 51. Opposite hammer head 52. Left out DOWN 1. Hit with a stick 2. Showed on TV again 3. Positive electrode of diode 4. Lanka’s lead


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5. Can type 6. Fatal 7. Crossword’s favorite German city 8. Unintentional blunder 9. Glutton 10. Great Plains Indian 11. Takes off 12. Thrower 19. Consumed 22. Long poem 23. Collections of things 27, Logging unit

28. Big wreck 29. Amber beer 30. Incredibly stupid 33. Foot digit 34. Indian state 37. Cowboy’s noose 38. One who is canonized 39. Inasmuch 40. Barely defeated 45. Beige 47. Manning or Whitney 48. Moist

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tour, while door gunning in a fire fight, he was hit in the leg by enemy ground fire and was later awarded the Purple Heart. It is not his only medal. When he first got to Vietnam, while serving as a squad leader for his platoon, his platoon came under fire from an enemy bunker line to the front near the Cambodian border. Smith assaulted the hostile gun position, killing the enemy gun crew. More fighting ensued, and as a result, his platoon was able to move forward and eliminate the enemy positions. For his actions there, Smith was awarded the Bronze Star.  “The war wasn’t like what I had learned in basic training,” he says. “The war in Vietnam was the heat, the smell, the noise and the screaming. No, I don’t have nightmares about who I shot. It’s what I lost that lingers.” What he lost, he said in an interview with the Citizen on Monday, were most of the buddies from basic training.

Among his memories: changing out of his military uniform in a San Francisco Airport restroom as soon as he arrived home because people were making comments and spitting on him. When he returned to his family, he realized that he no longer fit in. Taking his saved pay, he bought a motorcycle, packed a duffle bag, went out to the highway and “turned left.” He spent the next several years on the road, washing dishes when he ran out of money. The road trip lifestyle was his way of coping with the transition from sitting in a jungle being shot at, and 33 hours later, sitting around the dinner table with his family. “It was ‘move on and drink,’” he says. In 1978, his parents, both native Arkansans, moved to Eureka Springs when his father, Roy Smith, was hired by David Bird to be the chef of the new Inn of the Ozarks Conference Center. Locating Sonny through his sister, his father asked him to come down and work as a cook for him. Smith did, and though he still hits the road periodically, he has been a permanent Eureka resident since


New gallery to host grand opening

The Eureka Springs Fine Art Gallery is celebrating its grand opening this weekend, and invites the public to a reception on Saturday, Nov. 9, from 6 p.m. to 9 p.m. to meet the artists. The gallery, at 63 N. Main, is a collaboration of eight Eureka Springs artists, who took over the former storefront in August, turning the front and back rooms into exhibit space. The main room features works by founding members, including still lifes by Diana Harvey, mixed-media paintings by John Robert Willer, figure paintings by Drew Gentle and landscapes by Barbara Robinson, Ernest Kilman and Larry Mansker. Founding members Denise Ryan and Charles Pearce also have paintings on exhibit. Work by associate members includes pastel portraits by Cynthia Kresse, sculpture by Scott Carroll, wood carvings by Keith Mock, photographs by Richard Quick and jewelry by Mary Springer. “We just brought in Julie Kahn, and are bringing in Mark Rademacher,” Rob-

1988. Most people in town remember him when he was drunk and homeless, he says. “I sobered up in 1995,” he said. “I’ve been sober for 18 years.” His drinking cost him his relationship with his daughter, who lives in Kansas; he hasn’t seen her or his grandson since his mother’s funeral in 1996. His father died in March 2005. Five years ago, Smith started riding his motorcycle in the Veterans Day Parade, and he has done so every year since. He is a member of the American Legion Riders. He wears a U.S. Army ring and a Vietnam veteran cap. He gets a kick out of a bumper sticker that says: “I was a Vietnam Veteran before it was popular.”  “Yes,” he said, “I did this, and yes, I’m proud of it.” Actually, what his war experience mostly has made him is humble. “I’m a Vietnam veteran with a Bronze Star and a Purple Heart, but I’m not a hero,” he said. “The real heroes are the 58,000 guys with their names etched upon a black granite wall in Washington, D.C. 

inson said. The gallery will be featured in the “What’s Up” section of Friday’s Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, and has been named a runner-up for best commercial art gallery in Northwest Arkansas by CityScape magazine, Robinson said. Visitor comments have been positive about the space, she said, which the artists designed with the goal of providing room for people to walk around and view the art. “It’s a real gallery,” Robinson said. “We’re not a gift shop.” Most of the founding members have lived in Eureka Springs for decades, Robinson said, and are all established artists. In addition to the reception on Saturday night, the gallery will hold an open house with refreshments Friday night until 9 p.m. and during the day Friday, Saturday and Sunday. The Eureka Springs Fine Arts Gallery is open from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. six days a week. Closed Wednesdays. “So when someone calls me a hero, they had better call my buddies heroes. I didn’t do anything outstanding. I just did my part to fill that gap of time to help complete the whole picture. This country has done so much for me, having the Purple Heart is a reminder that I’ve paid my debt.” If you know a veteran, he adds, offer a smile and a simple thank you — it goes a long way. And remember that each one has a story.

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by Chester Arthur, the 21st president of the United States. The city has several streets like this one, that were deeded and platted, but never developed. • The council also heard the first reading of Ordinance 2196, which rezones 80 Mountain St. from R-1 to C-3. It will require two more readings, a final vote of approval and a 30-day wait until it becomes law. • The contract between The Auditorium and the city will be renewed for another two years. According to stipulations in the written agreement, the contract renews itself if the council does not take action on it, which it did not. There was an additional verbal agreement with Auditorium officials that allowed two parking spaces for employees. The council said they are open to hear any problems with the agreement from the Auditorium officials and are more than willing to address any concerns. If none are brought up and no action is taken, the contract will renew itself.

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• The council has also decided to renew the agreement with the Mayor’s Art Council to decorate the art wall that runs along First Street. The renewal will be in the form of a resolution that is an item on the next council agenda. • The yellow trash bags residents are required to use for city trash pickup will have a change in design. The bags will be upgraded with a drawstring rather than a zip tie for closing. The change has no additional cost to the city or residents and the new bags hold 10 percent more waste than the older versions, said Alderman David Mitchell. Mitchell proposed the change to the council after a neighbor had addressed the situation with the mayor and Mitchell. Mitchell’s neighbor did his own research on the situation and determined the new bags were more efficient for cost and function before it was brought to the council. • The last item dealt with on the agenda was for Bam Bam the bear, of Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. Through mayoral proclamation, the first Sunday of November is now Bam Bam the Bear Day in celebration of the yoga-loving grizzly’s new habitat.

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A doubly chaotic zombie scene

Photo by Edward C. Robison III / Sacred Earth Gallery

ESFD firefighter Shane Stanley waits on a zombie, a.k.a. William Balben of Eureka Springs, to exit The Auditorium building during what was evidently quite a scene of mass chaos for some time Saturday evening. During last Saturday’s Dance of the Dead zombie event held at The Gem in the lower level of The Auditorium, the fog machine used for special effects inadvertently set off the fire alarm. The Fire Department responded, clearing the room of all the zombies present. The dance was allowed to continue after the Fire Department reportedly disabled the fire alarm system temporarily – so the zombies could still dance in a spooky, smoky environment.

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