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NOVEMBER 21, 2013

Still the King

B.B. King spends some personal time with Eureka fans: Review, Page 14 PLUS: CAPC decides to crack down on who gets funding, what they do with it Page 3

n Beaver mayor

n Fluoride plans

n Christmas kicks

Alderman Annie Shoffit sworn into top office

Water district seeks bids for new treatment

Chamber, ESDN unveil lots of holiday events

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resigns, is replaced move forward

off big in Eureka

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CAPC to get stricter on event funding, guidelines funding for much longer than that, Bright noted. The City Advertising and Promotion The rules also say that half the adCommission will soon change the way it vertising for city events that is paid for reviews and evaluates requests for fund- with CAPC funds must be advertising ing that come annually from local event done at least an hour away, outside the and festival organizers, officials indicated local market, to help attract more visitors at last Wednesday’s meeting of commis- to the city, officials said. But this rule is sioners. not being followed by most of the events The commission set a workshop to dis- funded by CAPC; one recent example is cuss and set new guidelines, to be held at that Voices of the Silent City did all of its 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 27 at the CAPC advertising in local papers, Bright said. office, 121 E. Van Buren St. Suite 3B (in “That is not appropriate for the hospithe back of the building that houses Eu- tality tax dollars that we spend,” DeVito reka Market). replied. “I don’t think the events should Commissioner and Alderman James be doing their own ads anyway.” DeVito requested that DeVito said that adthe commission convertising paid for with sider setting guide“I personally don’t think CAPC funds should lines after the commatch the message there are very many events mission learned that and theme of the city’s or festivals that the CAPC funding requests for overall marketing and should fund in toto. We’ve 2014 far exceed the advertising campaign; available funding and got to have a format and indeed, any ads paid total about a quarsome direct before we even for (in whole or in ter-million dollars. part) by the CAPC look at these requests.” “Before we jump are supposed to be apinto (deciding who proved beforehand by – James DeVito gets funding), we the CAPC, according need to establish to the guidelines, but some criteria that Bright said they havthese festivals and funding requests en’t had any ads submitted for approval must meet – maybe we categorize them in all of 2013. – also we need to establish what we as a “We need to tell these people getting commission want to fund,” DeVito told funding that if they don’t follow through, the commission last week. “I personally then the CAPC can’t pay them,” said don’t think there are very many events Commissioner Robert Schmid. or festivals that the CAPC should fund DeVito replied that the CAPC needs in toto. We’ve got to have a format and to be more judicious on the front end some direct before we even look at these as well, and educate funding recipients requests.” about their responsibilities as spelled out Though guidelines already exist for in the guidelines – including approving awarding funding from the CAPC — any CAPC-funded advertising before it which gets its money from the 3 percent runs. hospitality tax levied inside the city – the “That’s the way we control the mesguidelines have not really been followed sage we put out for the public and for for years, CAPC Finance Director Rick potential visitors, and if their message is Bright told the commission at the meet- not compatible with our overall message, ing. For example, the rules state that no then we don’t fund it,” DeVito explained. event should be funded for more than VISITOR SURVEY three years, yet several events and maIn other business at last week’s meetjor festivals, such as Jazz Weekend and ing, two hospitality industry professors the Blues Festival, have received CAPC from the University of Arkansas presentBy Kristal Kuykendall

ed their findings from a visitor survey they conducted in Eureka Springs last August. Just under 100 people were surveyed – far too small for the results to be truly indicative of the collective opinion of visitors, said Dr. Kelly Way. Nevertheless, the results give some insight into why visitors come here, what they do here, where they spend their money and how they plan their trips to Eureka Springs. We’ve got something unique in Eureka Springs,” she said, adding that she wants to further investigate the connection between Eureka and Branson and the tourists who visit each city. “I want to know, what does the Branson traveler see in Branson? Can we do or provide here whatever they’re seeking in Branson, and if so, do they know they can get that here?” Way and her counterpart from the UA plan a much larger survey effort in 2014, and their plans were wholeheartedly ap-

proved by commissioners. Surveys will be conducted among tourists in each season, Way said, and the survey itself – which is at least a decade old – will be retooled so they can “come back and do it right,” she said. The survey will not cost Eureka anything, as the two hope to obtain grants from the UA to perform the work; they expect to also obtain assistance from graduate students in the hospitality program, Way added. The professors plan to write academic articles on their findings after next year’s surveys and submit them to academic journals and conferences all over the globe, she said. We’d like to put Eureka Springs out there to a different demographic – the professionals of the academic world on a national scale and possibly even at international conferences on tourism, where we can potentially present our research,” Way added.

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Students visit with the elderly

Beaver mayor resigns

Photo by Kathryn Lucariello

Beaver Mayor Mary Hill, left, announced her resignation Monday night. Alderman Annie Shoffit, right, was sworn in as the new mayor.

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Several of the Eureka Springs Gifted & Talented students visited Holly House Assisted Living and interviewed the residents recently. The activity helps students to develop “Affective Development” strands of the G/T Program in which students discover and respect the uniqueness of others, develop awareness of change, and recognize and understand limitations. The students appreciate the opportunity to explore new experiences, said G/T facilitator Mrs. Langley.

BEAVER – After serving five years as mayor of Beaver, Mary Hill announced her resignation Monday night because of her husband Bill’s health issues, she said. Bill Hill serves as the town’s attorney, and he said he will continue to serve as attorney as long as he is able. Before becoming mayor, Mary Hill served for several years as the treasurer/ recorder. That role has now been taken on by Lynn Going. Alderman Annie Shoffit was approved as the new mayor of Beaver. Penny Sullivan was approved to take her place. The council remains at four members. Hill urged them to try to find a fifth. The

small town has around 45 residences, and filling officer vacancies has been difficult over the years. In other business, the council: • Approved motions to waive three readings of the ordinance to accept the audit report, declare an emergency and accept the audit report. • Approved the financial statements for October. In October the town had an operating profit of $958 and year-to-date of $9,700. The RV park had an operating loss in October of $1,350 and an operating loss year-to-date of $8,300. Hill said the deficit is made up with funds from the town. The council will not hold a meeting in December.

Carroll-Boone to hold special meeting on fluoride bids By Kathryn Lucariello

EUREKA SPRINGS – The Carroll-Boone Water District will hold a special meeting on Tuesday, Nov. 26, at 9 a.m. The agenda includes the award of a bid on construction of fluoride facilities at both the east and west treatment plants, authorization for engineering services for the project, selection of bond counsel, authorization of a Request for Proposals from financial advisors/bond underwriters, and other matters relating to the project. The fluoride treatment project is mandated by the State of Arkansas, with startup costs being paid by insurer Delta Dental, which has earmarked $763,000 for construction. McGoodwin, Williams & Yates engineer

Brad Hammond told CBWD board members at their Oct. 17 meeting that the bid package request would be broken down into the building structure, the cost of fluoride equipment and the cost of the site work, “so we can analyze the cost in case there are any questions by the grant people as to the cost. We’ve had some questions in the past as to the cost; we estimated around $200 per square foot, and it’s a small building, which means costs per square foot are generally higher.” The project must be completed and operational by Oct. 31, 2014. The meeting will take place in Berryville in the Community First Bank conference room on the second floor at 911 W. Trimble. The meeting is open to the public.

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Christmas Lights return at Great Passion Play

the world. People can also warm up in the Great While most people are only thinking Hall, where Christmas cookies and hot about getting out the Christmas deco- drinks will be served. Musicians lined rations, Lavon Jarrell has been up to up to play Christmas music in the Hall her elbows in light strings and nativity are Steve Hess and Southern Salvation scenes for weeks. of Nashville on Dec. 13, and Donnie “Now I’m fixing the camel,” she said. Williamson and Harris Ridge on Dec. Lavon and spouse Hugh Jarrell are 20 and 21. Jim Greeninger, a master guiamong the dozens of volunteers who tarist, will play the opening weekend, have been working at the Great Pas- joined by Randall Christy that Saturday, sion Play since mid October, getting the Mercer said. Christmas light display ready to open on When first taking on the job, Mercer, the Friday after Thanksgiving. Clean- who is the spouse of Beaver Lake Baping, repairing and replacing broken tist church pastor Mike Mercer, wonlights was a major undertaking this year dered where she was going to get enough because the Passion lights. She was able to Play grounds, includpurchase all the light ing the Christ of the strings for the tunnel Ozarks statue, were for $200 at Walmart, “I started crying when the dark last year. she said, which distruck drove up.” “I painted all the counted the price and characters we’re us– Debra Mercer donated a $100 gift ing,” Jarrell said, recard. Hobby Lobferring to the giant by also discounted white-wire silhoulights, giving her 23 ettes of nativity figures, “and we put packages for $7. And people have been lights on all of them.” coming by and dropping lights off, she Debra Mercer, Randall Christy’s as- said, and a delegation from Bella Vista sistant, is orchestrating the revival with arrived with a truckload of decorations. the help of volunteers like the Jarrells, “I started crying when the truck drove who are from Dallas. Local churches up,” Mercer said. and organizations are adopting building As of last week, she still needed more exteriors or creating displays bordering 180,000 lights and volunteers to help put the entry road. Cars drive through the them up, Mercer said. And she needs to tunnel of lights at the entrance, then can figure out how to transport the largest drive past an avenue of lighted buildings lighted figure, of Mary on a donkey, up to the Christ of the Ozarks statue, which to the intersection of HIghway 62 and will be lit, along with the viewing area Passion Play Road. But thanks to Learound it. von Jarrell, the large nativity figures are Driving back to the Great Hall, vis- painted and in working order, with the itors can park and walk through the exception of one Mary. reproduction East Gate of Jerusalem, “She has a short,” Mercer said. “I’m where a live nativity scene with actors going to take her home and fix it.” in costume will be staged. A six-minute “Experience the Light” opens on Frinarration of accompanies the live nativ- day, Nov. 29, and continues on Fridays ity, Mercer said, which will may include and Saturdays, 6 p.m. to 8:30 p.m., a real donkey. Visitors can also tour the through Dec. 21, for a total of eight Sacred Art Museum and the chapel to nights. Admission is by donation. (www. see the display of creches from around By Jennifer Jackson

Photo by Jennifer Jackson

Debra Mercer is orchestrating the effort to light up the grounds and buildings of the Great Passion Play after a one-year hiatus.

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Louisiana EPA awards Eureka science students major grant By Kathryn Lucariello

EUREKA SPRINGS – Eureka Springs High School chemistry and physics classes have been awarded a prestigious grant, said chemistry and physics teacher Katy Turnbaugh Monday. Only two high schools, three universities

(Baylor is one) and one education resource in a six-state region received the grant. The two Eureka high school classes will be conducting original research to design and construct a bench-scale micro fodder system, Turnbaugh said. “The purpose of the system is to provide farmers with a means to supplement

School board to hear possible uses for old high school campus By Kathryn Lucariello

EUREKA SPRINGS – The Eureka Springs School Board will hear a presentation at its meeting Thursday by an ad hoc committee from the Chamber of Commerce on what to do with the old high school campus. The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce Vacant School Facilities Ad Hoc Committee will give an overview on suggestions for use of the old high school campus, said Superintendent David Kellogg. The old campus, which contains two classroom buildings, a gymnasium and parking lot, has been for sale since before the new high school opened on

Lake Lucerne Road at the first of this year. But there have been no takers, although several suggestions for its use have come in from the community: everything from a community center to a branch college campus to city offices. Also on the agenda, the board will have a recognition of the cross country teams, discuss electronic payments to PCMI Services and DataPath Administrative Services and will hear presentations from the Personnel Policy Committee on certified and classified staff. The meeting will take place Thursday, Nov. 21, at 5:30 p.m. in the administration building at 147 Greenwood Hollow Road. The meeting is open to the public.

Corrections A photo caption about last week’s chamber banquet and awards inaccurately listed the name of the co-owner of Fresh Harvest. The owners, Troy Johnson and Steve Ketchersid, were honored as Business of the Year last week. Congratulations to them both! The Citizen apologizes for the error. ••• A photo caption in the Nov. 7 edition of the Lovely County Citizen contained inaccurate information, due to false information being relayed to the photographer. The Eureka Springs Fire Department – after being called to the lower level of The Auditorium when the zombie dance smoke machine set off the fire alarm – did not, in fact, disable the fire alarm system that eve-

ning as was reported. The Citizen apologizes for the mistake. ••• A schedule last week for the Great Ozarkan Beard Off was inadvertently inaccurate due to a change of information from GOBO. The GOBO Pied Piper Pub’s Beer & Beard Garden will not have an admission fee, as was reported originally. Ages 21 and up will be admitted. The Beer & Beard Garden will be open on Saturday, Nov. 30 from 3 p.m. till close (around 11 p.m.), and will feature a number of new brews from Mother’s Brewing Co., based in Springfield. Visitors to the Beer & Beard Garden can earn multiple stamps on a GOBO Bingo card, helping them earn eligibility for prizes, GOBO organizers said.

their poultry and livestock during winter or drought. Fodder is a highly nutritious (think sprouts) feed that minimizes the need for hydrocarbon fuel and protects the watershed from water pollution while minimizing the amount of water consumed in the process.” Turnbaugh said she “proud of the award, and the students are very excited.”

She said they are trying to raise funds to present at a symposium in Shreveport, La., in February. “If you could ask your readers, if they have a fund-raising opportunity, I would greatly appreciate it,” she said. “All 40 students will be deeply involved in the project and have input into the presentation.”

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. Adoption fees will be half price for black/mostly black dogs and cats at the shelter all during November. Black Friday weekend will feature “door-buster” $10 adoption rates for black/mostly black animals. The shelter is located at 6486 Highway 62, just east of the Eureka Springs city limits.

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Making the connection

Hikers hit the trail to see master plan links

“I wanted to see all the things I hadn’t seen,” Patton said. “It was very interesting, When he first got involved in trail build- and really worth the trip.” ing, David Renko was hiking with some The afternoon hike drew 21 people, the friends at Black Bass Lake. Looking down youngest being Renko’s 5-year-old daughter at the water, he said, “Wouldn’t it be great if Mia. Before starting out, Renko talked about there was a trail around the lake?” the history of the lake, built to serve as the Renko is now a professional trail build- city water supply. Dee Purkeypile, an engier and head of the Trails Committee of the neer and city alderman, talked about repairEureka Springs Parks Commission, which ing the spillway of the limestone dam and has been working on the Trails Master Plan adding riprap after the spring flood of 2008. for the city. On Sunday, which was National Purkeypile and Bryan Hostick are in the proTake a Hike Day, he led a guided hike that cess of setting up a website where people started on a trail, built in 2007, that goes could donate money dedicated to making along the shoreline of Black Bass Lake. major repairs to the face of the dam, which “And here we are,” Renko said as the hik- has been damaged by water flowing over it. ers paused to enjoy the view of the water and “What’s neat is that Standing Rock on the we can get stone from far shore. the same quarry,” RenThe Black Bass Lake “It will be one big loop that ko said. hike was sponsored by After leading the gets people off the streets the Trails Committee, group along the lake, and sidewalks and enjoying Renko turned up the which in two weeks, will have the Trails Eureka Springs in a whole hillside on Bluff Trail to Master Plan completed Oil Spring Trail, where new way,” and ready for public rehe pointed out where a – Bill Featherstone view. The plan proposproposed connecting es building links that trail would be built to connect Black Bass the Visitors Center and Lake to the Visitors Center on Highway 62 trolley station on city property. and to Lake Leatherwood Park City Park. “This is the low-lying fruit of the plan,” “It will be one big loop that gets people off Renko said, meaning the connecting link the streets and sidewalks and enjoying Eu- would be relatively easy to build. “There reka Springs in a whole new way,” said Bill would be a trail head with parking and reFeatherstone, parks commission chairman. strooms.” Renko and Featherstone also led a mornAlong the bluff, Renko pointed out placing hike designed to show people trails that es along the trail associated with local lore, link areas in town. About 18 people partic- including the remains of an old radio towipated, Featherstone said, starting at Har- er where a group of hippies used to gather mon Park and hiking along Spring Garden in the 70s, thinking they were tuning in to Avenue, part of which could be made hand- outer space. He also pointed out rock foricapped accessible. The hikers followed the mations popular with climbers, the slogan route along the hillside below Grotto Spring rock where someone painted “Vote for Rooto Hillside, Angle Street and the old lum- sevelt,” and the flat bluff said to be an Indian ber mill. They also hiked on trails between encampment site. The route passed over a Sweet and Harding springs, circling back up stone retaining wall built when the trail was to the historic loop and the Crescent Hotel, part of a wagon road, then new footbridge where they took the Crescent Trail to Har- built by hikers, which led back to the road. mon Park. Mary Ellen Patton and her sister, For maps, more information about local Evelyn Cross, did both the morning and af- trails and the Trails Master Plan, go to euternoon hikes. By Jennifer Jackson

The hikers pose for a group photo at the end of the trail.

Photo by Jennifer Jackson

Is it real? Bill Klindworth of Eureka Springs took first place/best in category (decorative life-size feathered wildlife) for his carving of a cinnamon teal at the 36th annual Gulf Coast Louisiana Wildfowl Carvers and Collectors Guild festival in October. Klindworth competed against other worldclass carvers in the North American Championship Professional Category. See this and other award-winning carvings at his gallery, Wildlife Art, 34 N. Main.

Photo by Jennifer Jackson

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Painting the town merry and bright

Eureka groups lighting up the city with festivities for the holidays By Jennifer Jackson

Eureka Springs will be brighter than ever this holiday season, Jackie Wolven told business owners at a Christmas Launch party at the Grand Central Hotel Tuesday. The big date is Nov. 29, the Friday after Thanksgiving, when decorations and lights will be up around town. “We decided it was important to celebrate fall in Eureka Springs,” Wolven said, explaining why the city waited until after Thanksgiving to put up Christmas decorations. The effort is a collaboration of the Mayor and the Parks and Public Works Departments. Wolven said a big part of the job was taking inventory of all the decorations used in past years, a job that city gardener Pat Lujan took on. “He went through six storage units and one truly horrible shed,” Wolven said.  Mike Bishop, director of the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, announced that The Platters, or at least most of them, will be the grand marshals for the Dec. 6 Christmas parade. Bishop said he was on the phone making arrangements for the group to appear at Pine Mountain Theater next spring, and said,”How about showing up for our Christmas parade?” The fact that the infamous singing group is celebrating its 60th anniversary is a perfect fit for the parade theme, “Christmas Memories,” he said. “That’s our job,” Wolven told business owners.”That’s why we’re here, to make memories for families who come to Eureka Springs.” Dee Bright of the Eureka Springs Preservation Society announced the nine stops on the Dec. 7 Holiday Tour of Homes, which includes homes on the historic loop and refreshments at St. James Episcopal Church. Volunteers are needed for Living Windows, where businesses have live models in the shop windows from 3 to 5 p.m. on Dec. 7, Wolven said. Last year, the lingerie models in The Fine Art of Romance window almost caused traffic accidents,

she noted. Returning to the holiday calendar is the Jingle Bell Stroll, two hours of community caroling led by a choral director on downtown streets on Dec. 14, which is also Gallery Stroll.  Also new this year: ESDN Youth Council members are baking giant decorated cupcakes for $5 each, which can be pre-ordered. The cupcakes will be delivered on Dec. 7 and also sold on Dec. 7 at the Santa in the Park event in Basin Park. The students hope to raise $500 for the high school FBLA club, Youth Council advisor Jack Moyer said. Wolven also announced that the “Win a Window” contest will expand to five windows in The Auditorium. The contest challenge is to guess how much the items in the windows, donated by local businesses, are worth in total. The person coming closet to the value wins the window. The contest starts Nov. 29.  The Downtown Network will hold drawings and give away $500 in downtown Dollars after the Dec. 6 parade, Wolven said. Other events in town are the Silver Tea on Dec. 5, Christmas at the Crescent Hotel, a week of events that include the Christmas Forest tree-lighting, Breakfast with Santa, a Dickens play and holiday concerts Dec. 7 through Dec. 15,  and the holiday lights display at the Great Passion Play weekends Nov. 29 through Dec. 21. Mike Maloney, director of the City Advertising and Promotion Commission, announced that the “Think Outside the Big Box” advertising campaign and “Bling in the Springs” lighting contest are continuing, and the city’s holiday events are being advertised in regional news outlets.  Wolven thanked Carol Friesen at Tummy Ticklers Kitchen Store for jump-starting Eureka’s Christmas celebration seven years ago. The events have now merged into two weeks of celebrating, dubbed the Eureka Springs Christmas Festival, Nov. 29 through Dec. 15, Woven said. For more information, go to

Photo by Jennifer Jackson

Jackie Wolven, center, director of the Eureka Springs Downtown Network, recognized Carol Friesen, right, as the driving force behind Eureka Springs’ Christmas celebration at the Christmas Launch party Tuesday night. At left is Mike Bishop, director of the Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce, which organizes the parade, which last year had 76 participants and is one of the largest lighted Christmas parades in the Midwest.

New restroom work progresses

Photo by Jennifer Jackson

Ron Taul of Eureka Springs installs the stone facade on the new public restroom on North Main, adjacent to the music park. HDI Construction is scheduled to install the interior drywall this week.

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Editorial What we’re happy, sad, stumped about

Kudos go to CAPC commissioners Terry McClung for speaking up at last week’s meeting about CAPC officials going over budget without permission from the commission. Recently the commission told the CAPC employees that any time they were going to go over budget, the commission must approve the expenditure. McClung quizzed Finance Director Rick Bright on why the new rule wasn’t followed when a CAPC employee went over budget to take a trip to a travel trade show. Bright replied that time was of the essence in purchasing the airline tickets, but McClung persisted, emphasizing the importance of the CAPC staying within its budget in every area of spending. We’re grateful for the close oversight of the spending of our tax dollars – which has not always been the case. We’re undecided on the American flag issue, but we’ve noticed a large amount of opposition from citizens who are definitely against a proposal to permanently install American flags on lighted utility poles throughout town. The Flag Initiative, sponsored by Mayor Morris Pate, American Legion Post #9, and the Chamber of Commerce, asks donors to sponsor flags for $50 each to cover the cost of purchase. “The 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.” What we want to know is, Why now? It’s not Fourth of July; Veterans Day has passed. And permanent? These flags will be up for the foreseeable future? Is Eureka Springs trying to change its image into that of the “most patriotic historic Swiss-style village in America” or something? We’re just not too sure we love this idea, and from what we’ve seen, most of the town is not wild about it. Seems like overkill to us, but hey, we don’t want to seem unpatriotic, because we’re not. We just aren’t sure that a bunch of American flags installed all over the city meshes with our town’s overall image. Arkansas gubernatorial candidate Mike Ross, currently the Democratic U.S. Representative for the 4th District, has said he supports the

governor’s efforts to take away Eureka Springs School District’s “extra” funding paid in by the district’s taxpayers as part of their property taxes. We think this is ridiculous, as local tax dollars should be spent locally not statewide or in some other school district. We also think Gov. Mike Beebe and his supporters on this issue are trying to manipulate the existing law as well as misinterpret the recent Arkansas Supreme Court ruling stating that that revenue should remain with the Eureka schools. The issue is expected to come up again at the fiscal Legislative session beginning in January at the state Capitol, but it probably will not become a major campaign issue for Ross unless readers like us speak up and throw a fit, so to speak. That’s because such “extra” funding only exists in eight school districts in the state, and such small numbers don’t typically carry a lot of weight when it comes to lobbying lawmakers for support. However, Eureka Springs residents are known for their ability to stand up and be noticed, and it’s time to start doing so now. Send an email of protest to Ross at, or call 501-2232014, and also send an online comment to the governor at Governor.Arkansas.Gov/contact/ index.php or call his office at 501-683-6402. Make your voices heard! Kudos go out to the board members of the Great Ozarkan Beard Off, or GOBO, scheduled for Nov. 29 through Dec. 1 at venues all through downtown Eureka Springs. They are founder Hillary Fogerty; Latigo Treuer of the Pied Piper Pub; Joshua Cook of Mudstomp Records; and Keith Weitzmen of Chelsea’s Corner Cafe & Bar. (Citizen editor Kristal Kuykendall also is on the board, but far be it from us to sing our own praises! LOL.) This group of volunteers (particularly Fogerty) has worked innumerable hours setting up, organizing and overseeing the facial hair festival that benefits the Arkansas Prostate Cancer Foundation. The festival, which will encourage visitors to attend multiple events at multiple venues around downtown in order for them to qualify for prizes, was first “conceived” as an idea about three months ago, which is an extremely short amount of time to plan such a large event. GOBO has registered See Editorial, page 25

Citizen of the Week

Jack Moyer and Dee Bright

Dee Bright, head of the Eureka Springs Historic District Commission, was honored by the National Trust for Historic Preservation at a reception Nov. 7 at the Crescent Hotel. Jack Moyer, Crescent Hotel vice-president/manager, read a framed letter from the National Trust, commending Bright for exceptional commitment to local historic preservation. Bright is also president of the Eureka Springs Preservation Soci-

ety and treasurer of the Eureka Springs Downtown Network, part of the Arkansas Main Street program. In the letter, NTHP President and CEO Stephanie Meeks thanked Bright on behalf of preservationists throughout the state for protecting the irreplaceable for future generations. The presentations were a surprise, Dee said. Thanks for all you to protect our valuable, historical resources here in Eureka Springs, Dee!

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Citizen Opinion by Margo Elliott What do you think about the CAPC’s decision to cut its losses and rely more on volunteers and outside concert promoters to produce shows at the Auditorium?

Robert Beauford

“Sky Fallswell”

People need to realize that a loss at the Aud. can be a gain for commerce and civic revenue overall. Concert attendees buy more than tickets.

Jerri Stevens

Joanna Hanna “The Bead Lady”

Janet Fyhrie “Barista”

I think we have a lot of good volunteers in this town, that love music and care a lot about the Auditorium.

I think it sounds like a good idea, anything that will draw more happy people. Happy people benefit everyone in our town.

Ralph Wilson

Kelly Jo Carroll

“Shrine” “Beatrix Buzzkill” It would be better

to have the My experience Auditorium events with committees run by someone in this town has bee that they don’t that knows what they’re doing. work well.

“Jungle Jo”

You never know until you try, hopefully it will go well and will bring in more big names.

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

Reader: Stop being ‘asses’ about motorcycles After a lot of consideration I decided I finally needed write this letter. I am really having a problem with the attitudes of some local folks about the motorcycle issue in Eureka Springs. First off, yes, I am a rider. What I am not is a “subblue-collar beer-guzzling day-tripper,” I don’t rack my pipes, I don’t ride through your neighborhood at 2 a.m., I don’t bully my way into traffic, I don’t look or act like a “biker,” and I’m not about seeing and being seen in downtown Eureka. I’m a business owner who not only brings business to this town but who also sends a lot of customers to other businesses in the area. I pay taxes, abide by the law, and spend my money locally. I just happen to like to ride a motorcycle. That fact does not make me love the way all bikers act; some are complete asses! (Same goes for non-riders.) Honestly, I get very little business from bikers any time of the year, and during BBB I don’t ride much because it IS a hassle. You can’t deny that motorcyclists bring a lot of money to this area all year-round — maybe not to your business particularly, but they do — and that money is good for all of Eureka. Try to understand this is a GREAT area to ride in, and if you ride to Eureka, you must use your bike to get you to places where you can shop, eat, lodge, explore, party and spend money. LOTS of those folks who you treat kindly when they come here in a car also have a bike at home (Wikipedia says more than 10 percent of U.S. residents own a bike, and that these owners have a higher median income than non-riders). We all know that putting people “in a box” is a bad

Citizen Survey What do you think about the CAPC’s decision to cut its losses and rely more on volunteers and outside concert promoters to produce shows at the Auditorium?

m It’s about time. m Someone working for the city is needed to be in charge at The Aud, and the CAPC has made a mistake. m The CAPC should not be running The Aud anyway. Go to and weigh in.


idea, right? I mean, what if I (or a whole group of locals) were to say publicly that older people are cheap, they smell funny, drive too slow and get in the way, therefore they are no longer welcome in Eureka! Would you stand for that? What if it were a public bashing of the LGBT community? Or what if I don’t like Corvettes, or people with blue hair? Or people with blue Corvettes? Some think that running off “this” bunch will open the door for “that” bunch. Maybe, but maybe not; the tour bus fiasco happened before I came here, but this seems very similar. If BBB is the problem, take a week’s vacation. If year-round bikers are a problem for you, come up with a common-sense solution that works better than this constant bashing. Push your local law enforcement to enforce a noise code, put up more QUIET signs, or simply go up and tell a noisy motorcyclist that you are annoyed.   I am not trying to change anybody’s feelings about motorcycles; that would certainly be a waste of time. What I would like to bring to the issue is that no matter how you feel personally, it’s not right to be rude and unwelcoming, or to make sideways comments about everybody who rides. Although I had the “notion” when I moved here that this was a community of open-minded people, I find now that I am guilty of putting locals into a box labeled “open-minded” that they certainly do not all fit into. Personally, I think “Live and Let Live” is almost always the right answer! Being an ass is usually always wrong. – Phyllis Moraga Eureka Springs resident and motorcyclist


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169 votes cast

What do you think about the city’s plan to hang U.S. flags throughout town on lighted utility poles? m It’s a little bit overkill.: 78.1% (132 votes) m It’s a great way to honor our veterans and nation and show our patriotism.: 7.1% (12 votes) m It might be OK before July 4 or for Veterans Day, but why now?: 14.8% (25 votes) Go to and weigh in. Vote by Wednesday 9 a.m.

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The Platters to lead Christmas parade

The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce is proud to announce that members of the world-famous The Platters will serve as grand marshal of the annual Christmas Parade, scheduled for Friday, Dec. 6 at 6 p.m. The theme for the 2013 parade is “Christmas Memories,” and most everyone has great memories of the Platters wonderful music. Their hits, such as “Twilight Time,” “Smoke Gets in Your Eyes,” “The Great Pretender” and others, remain timeless, and each song takes people to a special place and time.  The Platters will kick off their 60th Anniversary Tour in the spring and will be performing limited dates in Branson during the 2014 season. The Annual Christmas Parade in Eureka Springs is rated as one of the top night-

time parades in the Midwest. The parade is staged in the historic downtown district, and the Basin Park area is beautifully decorated and serves as the staging area for parade announcers and judges.   Sponsored again this year by Arvest Bank, prize money is awarded to the top floats or parade participants in four categories including: Commercial, Non-profit, Bands and Other. Area bands, churches, companies, civic clubs and individuals are urged to register. There is no entry fee, but all entries must be received by Monday, Dec. 2.  For more information or registration call 479-253-8737 or toll-free 1-800-6EUREKA.  Registration forms are available at the Chamber of Commerce Visitor Center located in Pine Mountain Village, Highway 62 East, Eureka Springs.

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Members of the Downtown Network board and director Jackie Wolven, second from left, present a check to Dee Bright, second from left, president of the Eureka Springs Preservation Society, for funds raised at the October Cocktails for a Cause. The next Cocktails is Thursday at 5 p.m. at New Delhi. $10 donation and percentage of drinks sales benefit Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge. From left are Sue Marvin, Bright, Linda Bridwell, Alexa Pittenger, Wolven and Jack Moyer.

Transition Born in 2001, Bella the Cemetery Dog, well-known at Eureka Springs Cemetery, has died. Following is her obituary, as submitted by Cheryl Malone, her owner. She came to me from the shelter in the spring of ‘04 already trained to sit and shake. She was 2.5 years old or so; I think her owners had to move. And what a fine animal Bella was to behold – just the right blend of boxer and hound. I remember how she’d track and tree – or hop (yes, hop straight up in the air) across the yard to catch a bird mid-air. She always rode shotgun, head out the window, happy to be out with Mom. When I went out to work, Bella waited by the mailbox and leaped with joy at my return. But just like Lassie, Bella had a double life. She followed us out in the morning and was waiting at the mailbox by the ceme-


Eureka’s Cemetery Dog tery when I returned home in the evening. Dinner was when Mom got home, but what filled the hours in between? I understand Bella was the subject of many an inquiry: Did her owner die and she won’t leave the grave? For a while she made friends with Linda at the casino and got her start hostessing, craving the attention of patrons. When it closed, she spent her days in the cemetery lying in the fountain during the hot summer, greeting visitors, and sharing lunch with the groundskeeper. It was her pleasure to oversee the comings and goings at Eureka Springs’ historic cemetery by day and stay close to Mom’s side by night. Thank you, “Puppy B2,” for so many memories. Your big heart and companionship will be missed. — Cheryl Malone Bella’s Mom

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In the name of friendship Cemetery commissioner honors officer’s memory

By Jennifer Jackson

Some people wear their hearts on their sleeves. Henry Romanski wears his around his neck. A retired police officer, Romanski is the newest member of the Eureka Springs Cemetery Commission, having been appointed by Mayor Morris Pate and sworn in last week. The story behind how he came to serve on the commission lies in the piece of metal he wears on a chain around his neck. “It’s the shell casing from the gun salute fired at the funeral of my best friend,” Romanski said. The friend, Doyle Wayne Davis, was Romanski’s training officer when he joined the Tulsa, Okla. police force’s airport division in 1993. When Davis died on May 29, 2013, he and Romanski had been friends for 20 years. “We were closer than brothers,” Romanski said. Romanski said he couldn’t believe it when he got the news that Davis, who was 54, had died of a heart attack while off duty, standing in line at a pharmacy to get his heart medicine. After the funeral, Davis’ daughter came up and opening her hand, showed Romanski the shell casings from the gun salute and asked if he wanted one. He said yes. He had Eureka metalsmith Judy Carpenter make it into a key-shaped pendant. The top is in the shape of a Tulsa police badge. “It has his initials and his badge number,” Romanski said. Losing his best friend started Romanski thinking about his own mortality, he said. Realizing that he should “take care of

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Henry Romanski had Eureka metalsmith Judy Carpenter make a key-shaped pendant out of a shell casing fired in the gun salute at the funeral of a friend and fellow officer.

business,” he and spouse Andrea Romanski, who live near Beaver Lake, went out to the Eureka Springs Cemetery to pick out plots. MaryAnn Pownall, acting sexton and head of the cemetery commission, and Ken Fugate, also a cemetery commissioner, met them and showed them around. Then Pownell, learning that Romanski was retired and not yet involved in other community activities, mentioned that the commission had a vacancy. “I thought, ‘If I can help out, why not?’” Romanski said. “If I can honor Doyle in some way doing it, that’s even better.” Romanski said his background in police

Cemetery fundraiser a big success A Friends of the Eureka Springs Cemetery fundraiser raised $2,852, with more donations expected to come in, cemetery commission chairman MaryAnn Pownall reported at last week’s meeting. The fundraiser, on Nov. 1, was organized and hosted by Chasers Bar and

Grill. The 1876 motel and Waffle House raised $300 of the total by donating $3 per room and $1 per meal served at the restaurant, Pownall said. The funds will be used to buy landscaping materials and equipment, including a compressor and a stove to heat the groundkeeper’s shed.

work and 30 years as a city employee gives him experience working with people. He also has education and training in ministry. Originally from Media, Penn., 12 miles west of Philadelphia, Romanski moved to the Tulsa area in 1980 to attend Rhema Bible College. After two years at Rhema, he started working for the City of Tulsa as a refueler at the airport. He also worked in maintenance and airport operations, then signed on when the city created an airport police department. “I didn’t realize it at the time, but police work is a kind of ministry,” he said. Romanski was attending the police academy in the fall of 1993 when he had a free Saturday and a friend said, “Let’s go to Eureka Springs.” In 2008, when he retired from the police department for health reasons, he and Andrea decided to move to Eureka Springs. They now live on Mundell Road, and Andrea commutes to Bentonville to work in the Walmart corporate office. Romanski, who is a songwriter and plays

bass, said he and Davis shared an interest in music. After Davis was diagnosed with heart problems, he sent Romanski the lyrics of a song by Snow Patrol titled “What If the Storm Ends.” Last Thursday, Romanski attended his first cemetery commission meeting, where he was immersed in the business of running the cemetery, to which the five commissioners devote hours of their time and energy. He doesn’t know yet how he’ll fit in, Romanski said, but he knows why he’s there. The reason is right over his heart. “It goes back to Doyle,” Romanski said. The Eureka Springs Cemetery Commission is responsible for the development, maintenance and general operation of the city cemetery located on East Van Buren. The next E.S. Cemetery Commission meeting is Thursday, Jan. 9, at 10 a.m. in the Eureka Public Library annex, 192 Spring St. For more information, contact Mary Ann Pownall, 479- 253-5134.

Rotary Student of the Month Dalton Johnson, son of Homer and Tina Johnson, has been named the Eureka Springs Rotary Student of the Month for October. Dalton is a senior at Eureka Springs High School, where he carries a 2.8 GPA.  Dalton enjoys basketball and hunting and playing his Xbox. Dalton has been described by his teachers as completely determined to excel in athletics. He holds the Eureka Springs Highlander record for the most 3-pointers in a single game and is a member of the All-Carroll County Team. He is respectful and compassionate with a well-defined sense of humor, his teachers said. Dalton is Eurekan through and through and enjoys working with his dad on their family farm. After graduation, Dalton plans to go to college and study agri-business.

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B.B.: Still King of the Blues By David Bell

It was more of an intimate evening with B.B. King than a concert. And the only venue that could have been more intimate than The Aud would have been B.B.’s club on Beale Street in Memphis. Conversation and interaction with the audience was the order of the evening more than was B.B. singing or playing his iconic black guitar “Lucille.” But no one in the near capacity audience seemed to mind. Opening the Monday evening show was the Governor’s Blues Review. Billed as one of the best blues groups from Tulsa, they had the house rocking. Actually, I would rate them as one of the top blues groups anywhere. And the band featured a familiar face in bassist John Davies, a resident of Fayetteville, member of Earl and Them and former member of the Michael Burks Band. After a short intermission, B.B.’s house band reheated the audience with a couple of instrumental pieces for about 15 minutes. And that just made attendees even more anxious for the King of the Blues, who received a thunderous ovation when he was assisted to his seat on stage. The evening was essentially him playing and singing, interspersed with large chunks of conversation, audience banter, and touching words about his storied life. He didn’t, however, share how Lucille


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sheriff’s office. 11:21 p.m. – Caller reported a fight at Cornerstone Bank. Officer responded and took report. A fight? At a bank? Isn’t that like taking a baby to a bar? Not cool! 11:34 p.m. – Caller from Main Street reported hit and run. Officers reported and took report. Nov. 16 5:13 a.m. – Sheriff’s office notified the Eureka police of erratic driver head towards the city. Officers were on the lookout, but the vehicle could not be located. 12:25 p.m. – Caller reported traffic accident on the courthouse parking lot. Officer responded and left a note to get in

B.B. King, right, performs with his house band on Monday at The Auditorium. The King of the Blues spent a lot of time during the show talking with the audience, recounting touching moments from his storied career.

got her name. For those who don’t know, here’s the abbreviated version. B.B. was playing a gig at Twist, Ark. – that’s between Coldwater and Three Forks, in the Delta. The owners heated the joint with a steel barrel filled with burning kerosene. Two patrons got to fighting and knocked over the improvised heater, which immediately turned the building into an inferno. Everybody rushed out (two didn’t make it) but B.B. remembered his $30 guitar. He ran back in, nearly making the death toll three, to get his instrument.

It turned out that the two men fighting were doing so over a woman – you guessed it, she was named Lucille. On reflection, B.B. has said that he learned two important lessons. First: Never go into a burning building to get your guitar. Second: Never get in a fight over a woman. So he name his guitar “Lucille” to be a constant reminder of those two lessons. There have been three Lucilles. Back to the concert. Since this is likely to be B.B.’s last tour, Monday night was a time to sit in his presence and bask in the warmth

of his wonderful, laid-back personality; he is a true legend of American music. Forget the fact that he didn’t play a lot of his chart-topping hits; but, really, did people attend to hear the 88-year-old B.B. play and sing all the songs they likely already know by heart? Or was it to be with the legend just one more time? If it was the latter, they certainly got their wish. Audience members can now say, “I saw B.B. King on his last tour.” Hail to the King of the Blues.

contact if they wanted to file report. Nov. 16 4:27 p.m. – Caller reported a man and woman fighting on Planer Hill. Officer responded and they were just walking; officer then escorted couple to their hotel. 4:57 p.m. – Caller from Howell Street reported reckless drivers. 11:40 p.m. – Sheriff’s office reported possible overdose in local hotel. Officer responded and found the couple who originally reported it to the sheriff; all okay. Nov. 17 1:20 a.m. – Caller from Main Street reported a man and woman fighting. Office responded and found the female subject, who said it was verbal only and and the man had gone back to their room. 2:25 a.m. – Caller reported noise com-

pliant on people on the balcony across from the Rowdy Beaver. Officer responded and found no one on the balcony or in the building. 9:56 a.m. – Caller reported the courthouse sign was knocked over. Officer responded and sign was already fixed on arrival. Whew! That courthouse is easy to miss without the sign … not! 11:48 a.m. – Caller from Amity Street reported a vehicle blocking her back gate. Officer responded and discovered it was a city worker on city business. Move it, mister! 3:11 p.m. – Caller reported stray dog at bait shop. Officer responded and took the dog, which was later picked up by its owner. 7:00 p.m. – Caller form Main Street

reported barking dog. Officer responded and dog was put inside. Nov. 18 12:16 a.m. – Caller reported stolen limestone caps from Planer Hill. Officer responded, took report and put area on extra patrol. 12:16 a.m. – Officer found an overturned motorcycle near Joy Motel with no owner present. Leaving the scene of an accident? Or was the driver simply “less than proud” that they couldn’t keep that heavy bike upright? In the latter case, we’d probably leave, too. Ha! 12:54 a.m. – Caller requested police assistance in locating her son, who was the owner of the mystery driver-less motorcycle. Police issued a BOLO for the son and if found would notify the mother.

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Doggie Style Show draws a crowd – and shelter aid

Though the final figures weren’t available at press time, it appeared – from the large crowd at the annual Doggie Shop Style Show fundraiser last Tuesday – that the animals at the Good Shepherd Humane Society are well cared for. Fine food, silent and live auctions, and doggie and human fashions were the order of the evening. The 33rd annual show has become not only an important source of funding for the shelter but a highly anticipated event in Carroll County.

Rescue dog “Maximilian” doesn’t sit in owner Cheryl Johnson’s lap as much as he straddles it.

Carmen Caldwell and “Wylie” are a matching pair on the Doggie Style Show runway.

“I’m ready for my close-up Mr. Bell,” says shelter dog “Trouble.”

Ryan and Rachel Brix showing off a yet-to-be-named shelter puppy.

Adrienne Gremillion walks the runway with a print to be auctioned.

Former mayor of Eureka Springs Martie Davis and husband Dave are into hats. Martie found her bargain from the Doggie Shop merchandise sold at the auction.

Four-year-old Cami, daughter of Chris and Teale Bouley, stole the Style Show show as she modeled a cute outfit.

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Food and fellowship were the order of the night at the Doggie Style Show.

“Mom, can we take him home, please?”

Crowds lined up to pay for their purchases, knowing their money would be put to good use by the GSHS.

Eureka Springs carver Bill Klindworth eyes a pair of camo pants.

Emily Withem brought her six-month-old shelter dog “Hershey” to meet his shelter brothers and sisters.

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Susan Morrison is honored Susan Morrison speaks to members of The Arkansas Club at the Queen Anne Mansion recently as the club presented Morrison, an American Master Wildlife Artist, with the Masters Legacy Patronage at a gala held last Saturday evening at the Mansion. More than 200 patrons of the arts came together to celebrate the Mansion’s collection. Morrison, Randy Woodward and Steve and Lata Lovell greeted patrons and friends of the artist for over an hour and a half as people from four states and from hundreds of miles away came to see what the Lovells had collected and what it meant. Sandy Edwards, deputy director of Crystal Bridges Museum of American Art, gave a heartfelt tribute to Morrison and her work and called the Lovells’ collection “visionary.” John Two-Hawks spoke about the power of Morrison’s work to make wild animals and wild places part of our lives, before he blessed the collection. After an introduction by Morrison’s husband, Randy Woodward, she read a very personal poem about her process and work, bringing the audience to their feet for a sec-

Photo Submitted ond standing ovation. Ninety pieces of art, 25 poems, books and materials were poured over, studied, and admired by attendees. The Lovells, owners of the estate and founders of The Arkansas Club, spoke about the Morrison collection. “our intent was to bring this work here to be held safe from this day forward,” Steve Lovell said.

Gay Business Guild names officers

Photo by Jennifer Jackson

The new Gay Business Guild of Eureka Springs elected its first board of directors at a meeting Tuesday night. Those present at the meeting were, from left, John Jarrett, Paul Aulgur, Gayle Myers,Bob Thomas, and Ken Riley. Also elected were Judy Jones, Steven Ketchersid, Leslie Meeker and Lamont Richie.


Library Board preps for campaign

Photo submitted by Jean Elderwind

Directors of the Carroll and Madison Public Library Foundation recently gathered for their quarterly meeting hosted by the Huntsville Public Library. The group heard reports from Madison County librarians and discussed preparations for the Fall fundraising letter campaign. Pictured, from left in first row: Cindy George, Alison Taylor-Brown, Jane Hackley, Joe Luker, Woody Barlow, June Waddill; second row: Alvin Lievsay, Maria Smith, Kevin Hatfield, Bill Horrell, Jean Elderwind, Lin Wellford, Kathy McCormick, Jennifer Hudspeth, Vicki Rokeby, Debbie Holt. Not pictured are members Bill Brown, Byron Russ and Suzanne Villines.

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Calendar of Events Nov. 21: Fill the Limo Food Bank Fundraiser & new kids’ backpack-food program A new program sponsored by Pied Piper Pub / Cathouse Lounge called Back Our Kids! to raise money and food to send home with needy schoolchildren backpacks of food on Fridays launches on Thursday, Nov. 21 during the annual Fill The Limo Food Bank Fundraiser from 4 p.m. to midnight. The goal of the Back Our Kids! organizers, Fatima and Latigo Treuer and Rachal Hyatt, is to create a sustainable program that will grow over time, not just to hold a one-time event. At least 35 Eureka Springs students already qualify for assistance through Back Our Kids!, and many more are waiting to be added to the list, organizers said. A new website for Flint Street Food Bank fundraising will also launch on Nov. 21, at; electronic donations will be accepted at the website, either on a one-time basis or on a repeating, auto-payment agreement. During the Fill the Limo event, donations of $20 are requested as well as non-perishable food items for the food bank and kids’ backpack programs. The event will feature live music, drink specials, a large dinner buffet and prize drawings. The food items needed most are canned soup, canned tuna, chili, canned fruit, oatmeal, canned beans and cooking oil, according to a press release from organizers and the food bank. For donors unable to attend, donations can be dropped off anytime at Pied Piper / Cathouse, 82 Armstrong St., 479-363-9976. Nov. 21: High school students present Dr. Seuss/Shakespeare mash-up play The League of Extraordinary Actors at Eureka Springs High School is proud to present “The Seussification of Romeo and Juliet” on Thursday, Nov. 21, at 7:30 p.m.   The play is a whimsical mash-up Dr. Seuss and William Shakespeare, and will offer fun for all ages. Admission is $5 at the door. The High School Quiz Bowl team will be selling $1 desserts, before and after the show. Doors open at 7 p.m.

Call 479-253-8875 for more information. Nov. 21: Reception for Hoskins portrait by Louis Freund An important Eureka art treasure has returned for a short time only.  One of Arkansas’ best-known artists of the past century, Louis Freund, painted a portrait of Eureka Springs lifelong citizen Joe Hoskins in 1969. It was found in the archives of Central Arkansas Library at Little Rock and is now on loan to Eureka Springs until Jan. 10, 2014. The Eureka Springs Historical Museum, Bank of Eureka Springs Historical Museum, and Carroll County Historical Society Heritage Museum are cooperatively sponsoring an informal drop-in reception on Thursday afternoon, Nov. 21 from 4:30 to 6:30 p.m. at Cornerstone Bank’s downtown location on South Main Street where the painting is currently on display. Joe Hoskins’ family has a large number of descendant families locally, including many with the names Hoskins, Hoskinson, Ball, Myers, Hale, Burch, James, Donnell, Robertson, Williams, McClelland, Evans, Morrell, Meeks, Robinson, Rhoden, Starkey, and others.  Louis Freund lived in Eureka Springs in the mid1930s.  He rarely painted portraits and is known for landscapes and public murals. He chose the subject as one of Eureka’s unique characters not as a commissioned piece, and the painting remained in his personal collection until his death in recent years. Nov. 21: Community Thanksgiving service Holiday Island Community Church, at 188 Stateline Drive, will host the annual community Thanksgiving Service on Thursday, Nov. 21 at 7 p.m. This annual event is produced by the Western Carroll County Ministerial Association, and the church offering will be used by them to help local people and to promote Christianity in the area.  Refreshments will be provided following the service.  All are welcome.

Nov. 23 & 30: HISID candidate to host meet-and-greets

Nov. 27: Thanksgiving service at Grace Lutheran

Holiday Island Board of Commissioners candidate Curt Johnson will host two “Meet the Candidate” events on Saturday, Nov. 23 and Saturday, Nov. 30, both from 2 to 4 p.m. at the Holiday Island Welcome Center at the Hwy. 23 North entrance. The public is welcome to stop by, answer questions and discuss concerns.

Grace Lutheran Church of Holiday Island will hold a special Thanksgiving service on Wednesday, Nov. 27, at 7 p.m. at the church at 179 Holiday Island Drive. Everyone is welcome. For more information, call the Rev. Kenneth Haydon at 479253-7835 or 479-981-0433.

Nov. 24: Discussion on political communications at EUUF On Sunday, Nov. 24 at the Eureka Unitarian Universalist Fellowship, 17 Elk St., Sharon Spurlin will continue leading a discussion on difficult, politically charged communication, how one prepares for it, and some of the major communication skills required to effectively carry on such conversations. Service is at 11 a.m., and childcare is provided. After the service, join us for our Thanksgiving Potluck Dinner. Bring a dish to share and join us for a bountiful meal and amiable conversation! Nov. 24: Book sIgning, wine and cheese reception for photographer Ray Worsnop and poet Mary Shaffer A reception and book signing for Welsh photographer Ray Worsnop and local poet Mary Shaffer will be held at the Village Writing School on Nov. 24. Mary and Ray’s story is a wonderful example of how the internet and social media is changing the way people interact with art.  When Mary saw one of Ray’s photographs through a link on a friend’s FaceBook page, she was moved to write a four-line poem to express the emotions that the photograph evoked in her.  When Ray read her poem, he suggested that they do a book together. Worsnop and Shaffer’s book is 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. The public is invited to the book signing with wine and cheese reception from 2 to 4 p.m. at The Village Writing School building on Highway 23 South, 177 Huntsville Road, Eureka Springs.

Nov. 28: Community Thanksgiving dinner at ECHO Clinic A community Thanksgiving Dinner will be held at the ECHO Clinic on Thanksgiving Day from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. There is no charge and all are welcome. Flint Street Fellowship food pantry and lunchroom is sponsoring the dinner. ECHO is located at 4004 E. Van Buren in Eureka Springs. Please call 479-253-4945 with any questions or if you would like to volunteer to help. 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 479-253-6284 or Susan at 479-253-5136. Nov. 29 - Dec. 23: Library Snow Train Village display opens Beginning on Friday, Nov. 29, the Carnegie Library’s Snow Train Village display at the Annex building will be open every Friday from 5 to 7 p.m. through Dec. 20. See Calendar, page 30

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Strictly Business How to conduct a SWOT analysis at your business, and how it will help you improve your bottom line

By Mary R. Flood


rom time to time, business owners and managers must evaluate things and take a hard look at internal and external forces affecting the business and it’s performance. This helps leaders see if the company is hitting the mark and helps formulate plans to adjust to any changes or internal failures. A few articles back we addressed Vision and Mission statements and how crucial they are in forming a company’s culture and direction, as well as developing a game plan for meeting goals and objectives. But things change, things shift. Sometimes the mark is missed all together and it requires us to take a more in-depth look at what could be causing the failure. Planning and implementing company strategies and goals requires such hard work, it would be a shame to waste it by not evaluating things. There are many ways this can be done. Some businesses call informal meetings and just start shooting ideas around a table (brainstorming), hoping to identify root causes to problems and develop some good solutions before people get tired of sitting. In my experience, this type of “brainstorming” with coworkers is healthy for the business and leads to great ideas (the more diversity within the group, the greater the innovation), but without a certain organization of these ideas, things get lost or looked over, and a plan for action becomes harder to implement. By far the most popular, and most highly recommended, form of evaluation is to perform a SWOT analysis. What the heck is that? It may sound like some fancy business school mumbo jumbo, but I promise it’s not! A SWOT analysis (SWOT = Strengths, Weaknesses, Opportunities, and Threats) is a method of determining a business’s internal strengths and weaknesses while pinpointing external opportunities and threats. It’s simply brainstorming with organization and a purpose – and it is extremely useful. Take a sheet of paper and a pen, and divide

the paper into 4 equal sections with one horizontal line and one vertical line. Assign each section an S, W, O, or T at the top and leave room to write. Fancy indeed! The idea of this analysis is to determine competitive advantages; address weaknesses so that they may be worked on or around; maximize opportunities available; and minimize – or protect the firm from – threats. And the more detailed, the better! W. Edwards Deming, the father of Quality Management and the person most responsible for revolutionizing Japan’s industrial economy after WWII, often said, “In God we trust. All others bring data.” In the business world, you can’t trust that sales are going to pick up in the spring. You can’t trust that your business will be doing things better than its competitors next month or next year. You can’t trust you’ll have the same competitors next year. And you can’t trust that you’re currently realizing every opportunity available for growth right now. Once you have the 4-part diagram drawn out, you will proceed to identify the strengths and weaknesses of your company in the areas marked “S” and “W”, respectively. Internal strengths and weaknesses are an organization’s activities that are performed especially well or poorly – in relation to its competitors. Being completely unbiased and honest, list as many strengths and weaknesses within your company as you can possibly think of – you can always scratch them out or combine them later if they end up being redundant or non-applicable. Use numbers whenever possible! Numbers are important measures of success or failure. Here are a few examples of strengths: • Excellent employee morale and low turn-over • Revenues up 16% from November 2012 • Average customer purchase up from $50 to $65 • No bad online reviews in over 3 months Here are a few examples of weaknesses: • Revenues down 8% from November

2012 • Supplier delivery up from 2 days to 3 days • Carpet and paint in disrepair • No website, or outdated website The next step to a SWOT analysis is to scan the external environment for opportunities and threats. There are several divisions within the external environment that must be looked at: Demographic, Socio-cultural, Political/Legal, Technological, Economic, and Global – as well as the Competitive Environment. They all affect businesses small and large in very different ways. To get started, first look at the demographics of your customers and potential customers. What is the average age? What is the average income? Is the ethnic composition changing – for example, is the Hispanic population growing in your town? Internet resources such as the Census Bureau’s website and the local chamber and will be able to help you gather data. For example, if you run a very expensive clothier’s shop, and you determine that the average income of residents is around $25K, you would list average income as a threat. Next, look at the Socio-cultural forces – the values, beliefs, and lifestyles of the community, state of Arkansas, and the United States. Examples include: more biker-tourists in Northwest Arkansas, greater concern for health and fitness, and higher percentage of women in the workforce. If nothing on your restaurant’s menu sits below 500 calories, you would list “greater concern for health and fitness” as a threat. If you have a “low-cal” section on your menu, you would list this as an opportunity! The Political/Legal section would include things such as a higher tax rate, Obamacare, a new or existing city ordinance that affects your business, and increases in the federal minimum wage, for example. The Technological segment would include such forces as a functioning website being important to a business, the growing

power of social media, and new equipment or technology available in the industry. The Economic section would include interest rates, unemployment rates, GDP, and net disposable income. Global forces (far away, yet far-reaching) include war, natural disasters, nationwide or global recessions, terrorist acts, and currency exchange rates. The Competitive Environment portion should list factors that come from developments in the industry, such as new entrants or competitors, substitute products and services available, and the bargaining power of your suppliers. A few examples of opportunities: • Increase of biker tourism up 5 percent (imaginary figure for this example) • Diversity and social issues becoming more important to Americans • New festival in town the last weekend of November • Social media use up 25 percent among Baby Boomers • A street festival right outside my business’s doors A few examples of threats: • A street festival right outside my business’s doors (this can pose both pros and cons) • People more concerned with health and fitness • Such-and-such band now playing weekends at competing business • Competition lowered prices As you can tell, a SWOT analysis is simple to formulate and really makes you think about what’s going on inside and outside your business. It forces companies to act proactively rather than reactively by raising awareness and to consider both internal and external forces simultaneously. Use a SWOT analysis to create matches between external conditions and the company’s strengths and weaknesses. Then formulate strategies and goals to minimize threats and exploit opportunities, working with your stated internal strengths and keeping in mind your limitations.

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Village View


Alison By Sandra TaylorSynar Brown


oundelay: a simple song or poem with a refrain; a graceful medieval dance performed in a circle. Poetry started it. The affair, I mean, between poetry and prose. It was poetry who made the first advances: free verse, the prose poem. After poetry’s repeated wooing, what could prose do except respond? With short intense forms such as flash fiction or microfiction. And now the lines are blurred. Often I read what is labeled in a literary magazine as “flash fiction” and I think, no, that’s a prose poem. These forms are extremely popular right now, and there are many venues to get short pieces published. 2014 is going to be the year of the short story at the Village Writing School, and we’ve got a lineup of expert short story writers and teachers including Pat Carr and Kevin Brockmeier. But I’ve always said that we were not a full-formed creative writing program unless we nurtured poetry as well

as prose. For this, we needed a poet. And how fortunate we are to have such an accomplished one right in our midst. Wendy Taylor Carlisle has a MA in History from The U of A Fayetteville and an MFA in Poetry from Vermont College of Fine Arts. She has been a publishing poet for over two decades and is the author of Discount Fireworks (Jacaranda Press, 2008) and Reading Berryman to the Dog (Jacaranda Press, 2000). Among the anthologies that include her work are Affirming Flame: Writings By Progressive Texas Poets in the Aftermath of September 11th, The Poets Grimm, Is This Forever, Or What?: Poems and Paintings from Texas and Letters to the World. Her chapbook, After Happily Ever After, was published as #15 in the 2River Chapbook Series. Her poems have appeared on line at Antiphon, Arsenic Lobster, Belle Revé Journal, Cease, Cows, The Country Dog Review, Fringe Magazine, Ghoti Magazine, The Miilo Review, Salt River Review, 2River View, The Arkansas Literary Forum, Unlikely Stories, StorySouth, Rattle and others

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

and in print in Cider Press Review, Cardina- new program a “roundelay,” I loved it. For lis, Windhover, Borderlands, Ekphrasis and it fits so perfectly into our idea of writing cirothers. She has won The Bernice Blackgrove cles. It speaks of a gentle, gracious discussion Award for Excellence, The Lipscomb Award of beautiful language, each person bringing from Centenary College, a Passager Poetry his gifts to the table. The roundelays will be Contest Award, and placed in the 2013 Argos held once or twice a month, on Sunday afterPrize competition. She has been eleven times noons from 2-4 at our new building at 177 nominated for a Pushcart Prize and twice for Huntsville Road in Eureka. They will be held Best of the Web. in our cozy library with hot tea and coffee and Wendy’s personal story—how a family the discussions will center on poetry and short tragedy led her to reevaluate her life, to re- fiction under 250 words. They are free and turn to her poetry in an intensive six-week open to anyone who loves these forms. program of her own design that required her The first roundelay will be THIS Sunday, to read a book of poetry a day and rewrite all 2-4 pm, in conjunction with our wine and her previous poems and convert her journals cheese reception for Eurekan Mary Shaffer into poetry—will speak to the heart of us who Smith and Welsh photographer Ray Worhave buried writing dreams. But beyond all shop, who will be signing their book. that, Wendy is filled with an energy and pasWendy has a beautiful reflection on the facsion for poetry. ing page about past Thanksgivings in Eureka When she told me she wanted to call our Springs. ••• 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 Remembrance of Thanksgivings past, gratitude for immediate blessings, and the thread of poetry that binds us through time.

Thanks “How beautiful the season is now – How fine the air. A temperate sharpness about it. Really, without joking, chaste weather--Dian skies--I never lik’d stubble fields so much as now— John Keats (to his friend John Reynolds) ovember again, last chance for as they migrated from the Episcopal Church open doors, time to kick leaves, to St Elizabeth’s Parish Hall, to Harmon time to roll out the memories of Park, to Dairy Hollow House (in honor of Thanksgivings past, to recall my first Eu- Ned Shank) and lately to the Unitarian Unireka year, 1973, when a small group had versalist Hall. In many of those years there a Thanksgiving Day pot luck at Dolly’s was snow at Thanksgiving; in some of those apartment above the Wagon Wheel Tav- years I was young. In all of the years that I’ve ern, time to remember the Community loved Eureka, I could count on a ThanksgivThanksgiving in the Legion Hut. There, ing that brought up in me a fathomless feelwe offered our home-cooked and donated ing of appreciation for good food and health, food (local groceries gave us turkeys, then for plenty and fellowship, for home. and now) and sat on the stage afterwards, When I am flooded with such memories dangled our feet and gossiped about the and surrounded by flaming leaves on the hilltown and our friends and not-friends and side, I experience both the quiet joys and the the hall was filled with yeeeek of scraping inexplicable sadness of autumn. Then, I want furniture and the squeals of children who to make a verse and read a verse and hear one are now Eureka mothers and fathers them- read. In this season when fruitfulness gives selves. way to hibernation, there are mornings when When the Legion Hut sold, the celebration only a poem will do. This year, I can be espemoved on to various venues. I made many cially grateful that the Village Writing School of them, most of them, quite a few of them, has a new home and that it has opened its


Wendy Taylor Carlisle ( has an MA in History from the University of Arkansas and an MFA in Poetry from the University of Vermont College of the Arts. She has studied with W.S. Merwin, Naomi, Shihab Nye, Lucille Clifton, Marie Howe, Fred Chappel, David Jauss, Marvin Bell, Jack Meyer, Poet Laureate of Texas, Phillip Dacey. She is the author of two books and two chapbooks of poetry. Her work has appeared in magazines, journals, newspapers and anthologies. She has won numerous prizes, been nominated for a Pushcart Prize multiple times, and she was part of the US delegation to the International PEN Conference, Bled, Slovenia. She has taught poetry workshops at UT Arlington, in Tampa, FL and San Jose and Mendocino, CA.

door to poetry. A poetry program will again be offered once or twice a month in a venue where writers join in the search for just the right word to express the inexpressible, the new phrase and the unused metaphor. The Poetry Roundelay will have its first meeting in the new Village Writing School on the weekend before Thanksgiving, Sunday November 24th from 2-4. Poets will gather then to read favorite poems (please bring copies if you can), talk about poetry


(books new and old will be discussed) and write and share their own poems. There will be exercises. There may be cookies. There will be laughter and, from me, no end of gratitude for the place and the poets. This is likely to be a good thing. Life, exquisite and horrific, cries out to be noticed, observed, memorialized—and how better to do that than in a poem? This is just the right time to come to poetry and see what’s behind her door.

Ode in November Wendy Taylor Carlisle Ripened and blessed for another season, In late heat, we haven’t lit a fire yet although The first frost’s been and gone long the ridge And brought the trees to peak. Wasps stir and blunder Into second summer, flies trouble the screens This Week’s And garden gourds dry on a windowsill.   Writer: We welcome any whippoorwills’ whip will—will—will Wendy Taylor That echoes in the vaporish timber where every squirrel Has been transformed into a sleek, full-coated garden lord Carlisle And all the acres call us to our knees in a rapture of mulch And bulb to turn the ground again beside the creek.   Each dawn gives up its cirrus sky and weak light Scrapes the oaks and stalks across the pines, While acorns underfoot will crack like buckshot In the piled up leaves.  A doe, keen with fall rut, Leaps to the two-lane, takes the headlights in.   How could I wish for trickster spring When an October morning skitters through the yard, The cider runs down, sweet and pale and afternoon Lights up the tin shed roof?  What could I relish more Than geese to honk the hill awake on their way south?  A hunter’s moon raises an orange sign.   If friends sing somewhere else, what does that matter?    Fall is the shelter before the heart winters over. After John Keats

To Autumn

1. Season of mists and mellow fruitfulness,       Close bosom-friend of the maturing sun;     Conspiring with him how to load and bless         With fruit the vines that round the thatch-eves run;     To bend with apples the moss’d cottage-trees,         And fill all fruit with ripeness to the core;           To swell the gourd, and plump the hazel shells         With a sweet kernel; to set budding more,     And still more, later flowers for the bees,   Until they think warm days will never cease,          For Summer has o’er-brimm’d their clammy cells.

John Keats (1795-1821)

2. Who hath not seen thee oft amid thy store?       Sometimes whoever seeks abroad may find   Thee sitting careless on a granary floor,       Thy hair soft-lifted by the winnowing wind;   Or on a half-reap’d furrow sound asleep,       Drows’d with the fume of poppies, while thy hook           Spares the next swath and all its twined flowers:   And sometimes like a gleaner thou dost keep       Steady thy laden head across a brook;       Or by a cyder-press, with patient look,           Thou watchest the last oozings hours by hours.

3. Where are the songs of Spring? Ay, where are they?       Think not of them, thou hast thy music too,—   While barred clouds bloom the soft-dying day,       And touch the stubble-plains with rosy hue;   Then in a wailful choir the small gnats mourn       Among the river sallows, borne aloft           Or sinking as the light wind lives or dies;   And full-grown lambs loud bleat from hilly bourn;       Hedge-crickets sing; and now with treble soft       The red-breast whistles from a garden-croft;           And gathering swallows twitter in the skies.

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Lively Entertainment By Kristal Kuykendall

By Kristal Kuykendall

Jamband Totojojo and a new act in town


s a longtime student of live music, each month I check out the area’s schedules of upcoming bands and give most of those bands a listen online — if I have not already heard them in person. Following are my favorites scheduled to perform in Eureka Springs this weekend: FRIDAY Joplin, Mo.-based genre-bending jamfunk-pop band Totojojo comes to Chelsea’s on Friday, Nov. 22, in what promises to be one of the city’s best shows of the month for fans of jambands and/or psychedlic rock. Originally formed in 2009, this fivepiece group has been seen on many key stages throughout the Midwest including at Wakarusa Music Festival and Yonder Mountain String Band’s Harvest Music Festival. With the recent release of their debut self-titled album and a high-energy stage show, Totojojo is definitely a band you

want to catch. The band infuses a variety of styles and genres, most notably jam, funk, pop, and reggae. Show starts at 9 p.m., admission is $5, open to ages 21 and up. Chelsea’s Corner is located at 10 Mountain St., 479-253-6723. SATURDAY Ratliff Dean and Friends is a new act based in Eureka Springs that is performing at Chelsea’s Corner Cafe & Bar. Dean, whose last name is Thiebaud – and, yes, he is the older and much taller brother of former Mountain Sprout fiddler Blayne Thiebaud – is an extremely talented singer/songwriter with some mighty fine guitar-picking skills to boot. He does a helluva rendition of just about any Waylon, Willie or Johnny Cash song, with a beautiful, classic-country voice that’s deep and soulful and, thankfully, not too twangy — unlike some of the more modern-country vocals we hear on the ra-

dio these days. Dean, who first began playing guitar as a boy over 25 years ago, has performed at the Kennedy Center in Washington, D.C., at The Knitting Factory in New York City and at one of the early Wakarusa Music Festivals, in Kansas at its original location. He has been a member of a number of bands, most notably Randy Crouch and The Flying Horse Opera, The Woodbox Gang and The Silver Tongue Devils. He has shared the stage with the likes of Willie Nelson, Junior Brown, Hank Williams III, David Allen Coe, Robert Earl Keen, Jason Ringenberg, Split Lip Rayfield and many others. I can’t wait to hear this newest installation of his musical abilities, and see which “friends” end up performing with him. Usually, such shows at Chelsea’s are memorable indeed and a showcase of the town’s best talent. Ratliff Dean and Friends go on around 9 p.m. at Chelsea’s, 10 Mountain Street. 479253-6723. Open to ages 21 and up. ALSO SATURDAY One of my favorite new bluegrass/ acoustic groups based in Arkansas is Fo-

leys Van, which has now performed several well-received shows at New Delhi Cafe. A few months ago when they played there, I watched the entire four-hour show and was highly impressed with not only the group’s renditions of old traditional bluegrass tracks but especially with their bluegrass-y covers of more modern songs by, among others, Railroad Earth and Phil Collins. Yep, Phil Collins! I’ve been back to see them a few times since, and these talented musicians never disappoint. Foleys Van formed in early June 2012 after getting tired of just pickin’ on porches, doorsteps and kitchen countertops. Their fast-driving, foot-stomping, and whiskey-sippin’ tunes are geared toward the newer generation of string music fans, and their music captures aspects of several genres. But Foleys Van goes back to our roots now and then too, performing bluegrass and old-time music using the single microphone approach. Foleys Van performs Saturday at New Delhi Cafe at 2 N. Main St. from 6:30 to 10:30 p.m.; no admission charge and it’s open to all ages. •••



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Following is the complete lineup of entertainment at venues around Eureka Springs this weekend: THURSDAY, NOV. 21 • Blarney Stone, 85 S. Main St., 479-3636633: Open Mic, 8 p.m. to midnight • Chaser’s, 169 E. Van Buren, 479-2535522: Jesse Dean, 9 p.m. • Chelsea’s, 10 Mountain St., 479-253-6723: MC Glossy • New Delhi Cafe, 2 N. Main St., 479-2532525: Cocktails for a Cause for Turpentine Creek, featuring Kevin Riddle, 6 p.m. to 9 p.m., $10 donation/cover • Squid & Whale, 37 Spring St., 479-2537147: “Open Mic Musical Smackdown” with Bloody Buddy and friends FRIDAY, NOV. 22 • Basin Park Hotel Balcony Bar & Restaurant, 12 Spring St., 479-253-7837:  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, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; JD & The Mudhounds, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m.   •  Cathouse / Pied Piper, 82 Armstrong St., 479-363-9976: John Henry and friends, 9 p.m. • Chaser’s: Kickin’ Kountry, 9 p.m. • Chelsea’s: Toto Jojo, 9 p.m., $5.00 cover •  Eureka Live!, 35 N. Main St., 479-2537020:  DJ & Dancing, 9 p.m. to close • Eureka Paradise, 75 S. Main St., 479-3636574: 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., 479-253-2219: Karaoke with DJ Goose, 8 p.m. to midnight • Legends Saloon (Lumberyard), 105 E. Van Buren, 479-253-2500: DJ and Karaoke, 8 p.m. to 1 a.m. • New Delhi Cafe: John Henry & Friends, 4 p.m. to 7:30 p.m.; Irie Lions, 9 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den, 45 Spring St., 479363-6444: Matt Reeves Band, 8 p.m.  • Rowdy Beaver Tavern, 417 W. Van Buren, 479-253-8544: Free Jukebox, 7 p.m. • Squid & Whale: The Big Idea, 9 p.m. • Voulez-Vous Lounge, 63 Spring St., 479363-6595: SPiNRaD, 9 p.m. SATURDAY, NOV. 23 • Basin Park Hotel Balcony Bar & Restaurant: Jeff Lee, noon to 2 p.m.; Chris Diab-


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lo, 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. • Blarney Stone: Sam Clanton, 2 p.m. to 7 p.m.; JD & The Mudhounds, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. • Cathouse / Pied Piper: John Henry and friends, 8 p.m.  • Chaser’s: Left of Center, 9 p.m. • Chelsea’s:  Ratliff Dean & Friends, 9 p.m. •  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): Ozark Thunder, 9 p.m. to 1 a.m. • New Delhi Cafe: Kevin Riddle, 1 p.m. to 5 p.m.; Foleys Van, 6:30 p.m. to 10:30 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den: Terri & Brett, noon to 4 p.m.; Terri & Brett, 8 p.m.   • Rowdy Beaver Tavern: Matt Reeves Band, 7:30 p.m. • Squid & Whale: Local Kine, 9 p.m. • Voulez-Vous Lounge: SPiNRaD, 9 p.m. SUNDAY, NOV. 24


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contestants from several states and has received inquiries from potential attendees from all over the Arkansas-Texas-Oklahoma-Missouri region. The stars of television’s “Whisker Wars” are even going to attend the festival, and several beard-related men’s groups from out-of-state are

• Basin Park Hotel Balcony Bar & Restaurant: Jeff Lee, noon to 2 p.m.; Live Music, 5 p.m. to 7 p.m. • Blarney Stone: Pro Football Game Day • Chaser’s: Pro Football Game Day • Chelsea’s: Joe Henry & Pals, 7 p.m. • Eureka Paradise: Local night • Jack’s Place: Pro Football with Dylan • New Delhi Cafe: Craig Kinsey and Sideshow Tramps, noon to 4 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Tavern: Pro Football Game Day • Squid & Whale: Pro Football Game Day MONDAY, NOV. 25 • Blarney Stone: Pro Football night • Chaser’s: Pro Football night and pool tournament • Chelsea’s:  Springbilly, 9 p.m. TUESDAY, NOV. 26 • Chaser’s: Game Challenge night • Chelsea’s:  Open Mic, 9 p.m. WEDNESDAY, NOV. 27 • Chaser’s: Ladies night • Chelsea’s:  Chucky Waggs, 9 p.m. • Squid & Whale: Sweetwater Gypsies — Ladies Night & Pie Social, 7:30 p.m. planning to attend and compete, as well. As a major sponsor of GOBO, we are proud to be associated with this group of volunteers, and we thank them for all their hard work. ••• To submit an item you think deserves a mention and an approval or disapproval, email Editor Kristal Kuykendall at Citizen.Editor. or call 479-253-0070.


Enter the Lovely County Citizen’s Most Bearded Workplace contest, set for

7 p.m. on Saturday, Nov. 30 at Lucky 7 atop the Basin Park Hotel It’s all part of the Great Ozarkan Beard Off festival Nov. 29 - Dec. 1! Entry requires a group photo and a fee of $5 per beard. Sign up and submit your group’s photo at, or just show up on Nov. 30 with your group photo – or bring all the actual group members – and your entry fees! *One person from the group must be present to win.

Page 26 – Lovely County Citizen – November 21, 2014 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. • •


Brandon James Snodgrass Feb. 20, 1995 – Nov. 12, 2013

BRANDON JAMES SNODGRASS, a resident of Eureka Springs, was born Feb. 20, 1995, in Harrison, a son of Rachel Weems-Ernst and Benjamin G. and Tiffany Snodgrass. He departed this life Tuesday, Nov. 12, 2013, in Eureka Springs at the age of 18 years. Brandon was a member of the First Christian Church in Bentonville. He was a member of the First Christian Church youth group. He was a member of the NRA, a first responder and a lifetime member of Precision Machining. He enjoyed hunting, fishing and was an avid outdoorsman, and had a great sense of humor. Brandon had a very big, generous and giving heart and loved his brothers and sisters very dearly. Brandon is also survived by his father and step-mother, Ben and Tiffany Snodgrass of Rogers; mother, Rachel Weems-Ernst of Rogers; two brothers, Joseph Ernst and Brody Snodgrass; two sisters, Brooklynn and Brynlee Snodgrass; grandmother, Mary Weems and the late Donnie Weems of Eureka Springs; grandparents, Jimmy and Paula Evans of Eureka Springs, Bill and Janie Hall of Bentonville and Tim Tyree of Oklahoma City; great-grandparents, Lola and McKinley Weems of Eureka Springs, John and Jean Edmondson of Tulsa and Bill and Sandy Snodgrass of Choteau, Okla.; many aunts, uncles, cousins and other relatives and friends. Brandon was preceded in death by Jeri Lynn Evans and his great-grandparents, Jimmy D. and Patsy Lou Evans

and Jack and Betty McCall. Memorial service will be 2 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 16 at the First Christian Church, 763 Passion Play Road, Eureka Spring with the Rev. Don Morrow officiating. Cremation arrangements are under the direction of Nelson Funeral Service. Memorial donations may be made to the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission in Brandon’s name, 2 Natural Resources Drive, Little Rock, AR 72205 or First Christian Youth Group, 807 S.E. 14th Street, Bentonville, AR 72712. Online condolences may be sent to the family at

Pet of the Week Tootsie is a beautiful petite, long haired tortie who came to the shelter in February along with two siblings She was born to be a lap cat. Her favorite activities include lounging in the sun and being lavished with attention. She has been spayed, is current on all of her vaccinations and can be adopted for half the usual 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.

November 21, 2014 – Lovely County Citizen – Page

The Natural Way Don’t let holiday food upset you


easting time is upon us! Thanksgiving, Christmas and Winter gatherings all include Jim Fain large amounts of rich food along with drink and socializing. Food we usually don’t eat much of and the pressure of family, friends and community, while wonderful for most, can cause havoc on our digestive systems. Some distress can be mild while some can be downright painful. I’ll write about specific digestive ailments but be assured the supplements I include will help anyone get through the food challenges upcoming. Irritable Bowel Syndrome is one of the most common ailments among younger adults. Though, often thought of as an older person’s problem those in their twenties and thirties suffer as well. Some people include other digestive ailments such as colitis, ulcerative colitis and Crohn’s Disease in the overall category of IBS but technically Irritable Bowel doesn’t have either the level of internal inflammation nor the severity of symptoms as these. Even so, it can rule a person’s life. A natural approach can and does help. One dedicated person who knows first hand the trials and tribulations of IBS is the founder of Heather’s Tummy Care of Seattle. I seem to recollect she was a Registered Nurse who became dissatisfied with conventional treatment. She produces products only for IBS. One part of her three point supplement approach is a specific fiber that is organically grown namely; Acacia Senegal. She calls this a medical food with a clinically proven prebiotic effect (stimulates the growth of healthy gut flora). But, that isn’t all. The packaging states that Acacia fiber regulates bowel motility alleviating both diarrhea and constipation. It relieves abdominal pain by reducing bloating, gas and bowel irregularities from the digestive dysfunction of IBS. This is formulated specifically for the dietary management of IBS and does not contain anything artificial, gluten, citric acid, stimulants or irritants. There are specific directions for use. Start at a low dose and increase gradually with a maximum dose of five tablespoons daily. Locals suggest using a technique of mixing little by little with cool water not hot. Whisking in with a fork until smooth then adding to cooking, baking or to a smoothie seems to be the way to go. Seems like a quick and simple way of adding this on a daily basis would be to put some cool water in the bottom of your morning coffee cup then whisk in the Acacia. Top that off with the rest of See Fain, page 29

Wisecrack Zodiac ARIES: Good fortune swoops down on you this week. If it gets tangled in your hair, stay calm. All that constant screaming and flailing will just freak it out. Besides, it doesn’t have rabies. Probably. TAURUS: You can be at the right place during the right time and still do the wrong thing. If you can’t trust your own judgment, take a Magic 8-Ball with you. GEMINI: It’s fine to leave an impression on people, just do it with kindness and not a bag of quarters. Not only will your karma feel better, but your swinging arm will be less tired. CANCER: People call you immature, but that’ s just because they want inside your sofa cushion fort. Make them learn the entire 7-minute secret handshake before letting them in, and give them extra points for the chicken dance routine. LEO: You crave enough applause to make Lady Gaga look like a reclusive nun. People will clap harder if you step away from the stage for a while, so relax. Also, take off that meat dress, you’re attracting wildlife. VIRGO: People aren’t like clocks; they run just fine even if they’re missing a few cogs. Quit trying to fix someone who doesn’t keep perfect time or you’ll bust one of your own springs. LIBRA: Don’t worry if someone refuses to jump on your bandwagon. Every parade has a few weirdos who look like they don’t want to be there. Give them a scooper and put them behind the horses. SCORPIO: Feeling down? There’s nothing that winning the lottery wouldn’t fix. Who knows, maybe today is the day when you’ll uncover the $2 prize on the scratcher ticket. SAGITTARIUS: You’ve ignored the advice and you’re doing what you want anyway. Good for

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you! Don’t mind the people gathering outside your window. They can’t resist a good train wreck. CAPRICORN: You’ll receive an unplanned vacation this week when you shout “There’s donuts in the conference room!” and get caught in the stampede. Then they’ll beat you up, because there weren’t any donuts at all. AQUARIUS: Someone else knows and understands your pain, mainly because you can’t shut up about it. Time will heal your wound, and one day you will be

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able to enjoy television again without seeing Miley Cyrus on every channel. PISCES: You don’t throw stones at glass houses, but you have licked the windows and mooned the family room on occasion. Build your own house instead of scaring the normal people. Someone’s surely invented cherry-flavored stained glass by now.

Crossword Puzzle ACROSS 1. You send mail to it 8. Pocus lead-in 13. Jane Goodall study subject 14. Lacking significance 15. More happy 16. Birds’ digs 17. Family, class or kind 18. Magic stick 20. Type or mouse or bird 21. Big surprise 24. Anger 25. Not good 26. Young eagle 28. More capable 31. Water, food and shelter 32. Colorful wax marker 34. Part of a play 35. Scam artist’s game 36. Tongue flattener 41. Baseball player Mel 42. Possessive adjective of you 43. Mr. Hanky 44. Lambchop’s puppeteer

46. Person of mixed blood 49. Mortise and... 50. Seeks to attain 51. Jargon 52. Oldest bread in the box DOWN 1. Student farmer 2. Her favorite little toy 3. Male mallard 4. Lice shampoo 5. Archaic word for old


Answers on page 29

6. Skidded 7. Trademarked plastic wrap 8. Impediment 9. The loneliest number 10. Northern region of Spain 11. Wide awake 12. Last six lines of sonnet 19. Was named 22. Follow the rules 23. Imitating for comic effect 27. Acquires 28. Challenges

aggressively 29. Bordello 30. One of the vervain family 33. A new one 34. Bust 37. Big cats 38. Steeple 39. Seeps slowly 40. Perch on 45. Director Howard 47. New Moon at Crescent 48. Var. of until


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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.

Brighton Ridge of Eureka Springs is seeking a qualified individual to fill the positions of:

The Carroll County Library Board is an Equal Opportunity Employeer.

Part time LPN/RN 2nd shift CNA Activities Assistant Accepting Applications for Dietary Brighton Ridge offers a newly remodeled living and working environment located in the beautiful city of Eureka Springs, AR. Brighton Ridge offers a competitive wage scale, full health insurance, 401K plans, and vacation benefits. Please inquire at the Business Office or send resumes to Jayme Creek. FX: 479-253-5325 235 Huntsville Road Eureka Springs, AR 72632 • 479-253-7038

Classifieds work! Call the Lovely County Citizen today and place your ad. (479) 253-0070.

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


Roommate Wanted


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Chamber’s Man of Year says thank you The chamber created a wonderful evening last Tuesday at the 63rd Banquet and it will be one of the fondest memories of my lifetime. There are so many reasons to be proud of Eureka Springs and you have done a marvelous job of highlighting our achievements and the reasons we live here. I was so honored to be nominated for Man of the Year and when I heard my name, I was overwhelmed with gratitude and pride that I represented the mission of Opera in the Ozarks which also celebrated 63 years recently. Keep up your amazing work; you are making a difference in so many lives! Bravissimo to the Chamber and it’s leaders!! Jim Swiggart General Director Emeritus Opera in the Ozarks at Inspiration Point

Cemetery Commission says thanks for help HELP WANTED

The Lovely County Citizen is growing and we are looking for the“Right” Person

Review our questions below; if your answers match ours ... let’s talk


I have high energy and feel my best when productively crossing things off my “to do” list. I consider myself a planner and I take pride in my ability to multi-task, prioritize and work smart. I like to work with people. I am creative. I keep my commitments by going the extra mile. I can’t help but think of different ways to solve problems and make processes more efficient. I prefer to work independently and I push myself to achieve pretty lofty goals. I want to work in a laid-back, relaxing environment with typical 9 to 5 hours.

The Eureka Springs Cemetery Commission would like to express their heartfelt thanks and gratitude to Chasers for the Benefit they hosted on behalf of the Eureka Springs Cemetery Commission on Nov. 1! The total donated amount came  to just about $3,000, which is a  amazing amount of money that could not have been done except for the efforts of all those who helped and contributed! Special thanks to Chasers for hosting the benefit, and their two hard workers Vivian Thornton and Crystal Lucas, and Lacey Norton, as well as the 1876 Inn for donating part of their proceeds from hotel rooms and buffet sales that day, in the amount of $300! Thank you both, Steve and Chet! More special thanks to all the area restaurants which donated food for the yummy dinner, auction items, or just simply wrote


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Advertising in the Citizen classifieds is not only a valuable marketing tool offline, it is also a powerful way to reach thousands of potential customers ONLINE.

We are always looking for great people to become successful advertising sales representatives. If this sounds like the right job for you, we need to talk. Bob Moore, Publisher (870) 423-6636 •

your hot coffee. Other food supplements benefiting digestion include peppermint, fennel and ginger. These are in this specialized product line of what Heather’s calls medical


a check to assist our Commission! I know many of your donated including Pied Piper (thank you Fatima!) La Familia, New Delhi, etc. to name just a few! Wow...the food was both plentiful and delicious! You are all wonderful, and a simple thank you does not do justice for what you all did for us. Thank you one and all for coming, donating, and all the laughs and fun we had together that evening. The Commission will be spending part of the monies donated by purchasing some top soil for filling low areas, and gravel for the ruts in the roads out at the Cemetery, which will amount to $525.00. Further notifications will be printed as to what the rest of the monies will be used for in the future. Thank you again for hosting this Benefit, and for your donations! By the way, it’s not too late to send in a donation if you would like to help. The Commission has an account set up at Community First Bank, under “Friends of the Cemetery.” No donation amount is too small, and the Commission would appreciate it towards maintaining the beauty of your Cemetery. — The Eureka Springs Cemetery Commission MaryAnn Pownall, Chairman Ken Fugate, Secretary Hank Romanski, Commissioner Gloria Stevens, Treasurer June Westphal, Vice Chairman

Sorrowful appreciation

The family of Brandon Snodgrass would like to thank all who have provided support during this time of sorrow. For the phone calls, cards, flowers and food, thank you. For the hugs, kind words and prayers, thank you. Each thoughtful expression is greatly appreciated. –  Ben and Tiffany Snodgrass Rachel Weems/Ernst Family of Jimmy and Paula Evans Family of Mary and the late Donnie Weems foods. I like selectively chosen digestive enzymes as simple as papaya, enzymes formulated with bile (for those without a gallbladder) and special ones for gluten. Additionally, lactoferrin and high quality probiotics round off my short list. Belly trouble doesn’t have to rule your life, enjoy the feast!

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Traditional Thanksgiving Buffet

Restaurant in Eureka Springs

OPEN Winter Hours: Open 5pm Thurs - Sat 304 Mundell Road,West Eureka Springs off Highway 187 479-253-5525

Maple Roasted Turkey and Dressing Prime Rib with Horseradish Sauce Honey Glaze Ham Cranberry Stuffed Pork Loin Dutch Style Sweet Potatoes Waldorf and Cranberry Salad Served with all the trimmings Pumpkin, Pecan, Apple Pies and More Homemade Sweets $16.45 (kids $6.95) Price includes coffee or tea

Thursday, November 28, 11 am Reservation Recommended : 479-253-2422 Hwy 62, Block East From Eureks Springs Chamber of Commerce

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


Lunch & Dinner 7 days a week Breakfast Sat. & Sun. Burgers • Brisket • Chicken

All-You-Can-Eat CATFISH “The Best Around” Wi-Fi Access Take-Out Available

“A Family Atmosphere” Playing on the deck Fri. & Sat. evenings

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

BREAKFAST, LUNCH & DINNER Sun. - Thurs. 7 a.m. - 8 p.m. Fri. & Sat. 7 a.m. - 8:30 p.m.

Hwy. 62 W. • Eureka Springs (479) 253-9768 •

Open Daily at 5 P.M.

26 White St. on the Upper Historic Loop PLENTY OF FREE PARKING



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The display will also be open on Saturdays from 10 a.m. to 7 p.m. and on Sundays from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. through Dec. 22. Beginning Dec. 15, it will also begin opening Mondays through Thursdays from 5 to 7 p.m., with the final evening will be Monday, Dec. 23. The enchanting exhibit consists of more than 300 miniature buildings and includes three town squares depicting architecture of days gone by as well as three Lionel model train sets, a Lionel trolley and many other surprises. Admission is $5 for adults and $2 for children. No advance tickets required; you may pay at the door. The collection is shown through the generosity of Larry and Cathy Handley, and is a fundraiser for the Eureka Springs Historical Museum, with a portion of proceeds going to the library. For more information, call 479-253-9417. Nov. 30: Huge closing auction/sale at The Perkins Barn The Perkins Barn is having a huge closing sale/auction at 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 30, in preparation for Carly James’

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auction and re-sale business to close for the winter. (James says they are building a new location on Highway 23 South that will open in early spring but will focus primarily on auctions with very little if any inventory to be held and re-sold onsite.) The Perkins Barn is located at 78 Center St. downtown. Dec. 1: Community Sunday Night Suppers begin St. James’ Episcopal Church will host community Sunday Night Suppers beginning Sunday, Dec. 1 from 5 to 6:30 p.m. at St. James’ Church, 28 Prospect, in Eureka Springs. These suppers are for the entire community and are provided at no charge. Area restaurants are again proving food for many of the suppers, including: Chelsea’s Pizza, 1886 Steakhouse at The Crescent Hotel, Ermilio’s, Grand Taverne, Hart’s Grocery, Local Flavor, Myrtie Mae’s, New Delhi, Pizza Hut, Rowdy Beaver, Squid & Whale, and coffee by Fresh BeanZ. The suppers will continue through the end of March and are especially offered to those who are out of work. For more information, call 479253-8610.

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Photos by Chip Ford

There’s nothing like cute kids playing in the park

An impromptu jam session materializes in Basin Park.

Criston Williams, 2, plays with fallen foliage in Basin Park. Williams came to Eureka Springs from Little Rock, traveling with the family as they come here each year.

Michael Mcaleer strums his guitar with heavy intent.

Josephine Potts, 1, dances to music in Basin Park.

Coy Dog appeared in town after an extended hiatus and was captured in Basin Park with his trademark guitar and harmonica.


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Lovely County Citizen Nov. 21, 2013  

Eureka Springs Free Weekly Newspaper

Lovely County Citizen Nov. 21, 2013  

Eureka Springs Free Weekly Newspaper