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Dispatch Desk The Citizen is published weekly on Thursdays in Eureka Springs, Arkansas by Rust Publishing MOAR L.L.C. Copyright 2012 This paper is printed with soy ink on recycled paper. Subscription rate: $50/year EDITOR: Don Lee EDITORIAL STAFF: Kristal Kuykendall, Tina Parker, Kathryn Lucariello, Gary Adamson DESIGN DIRECTOR: Melody Rust PHOTOGRAPHERS: Charles Henry Ford II, David Bell ADVERTISING DIRECTOR: Charles Henry Ford II ACCOUNT REPRESENTATIVES: Steven Johnson, Shelly Anderson CONTRIBUTORS: Beth Bartlett, Jim Fain, Darlene Simmons CIRCULATION: Dwayne Richards OFFICE HOURS: Monday–Tuesday 8 a.m.–5 p.m. Wednesday 9 a.m.–1 p.m. Thursday–Friday 9 a.m.–Noon Closed Saturday & Sunday

AUGUST 15 8:43 a.m. – A caller reported a large black dog running loose near Swiss Villa apartments. In British folklore, a black dog is essentially a nocturnal apparition, often said to be associated with the Devil, and its appearance was regarded as a portent of death. Plus there’s the Led Zeppelin song. In this case, Animal Control followed the apparition home and issued a warning to its owner about leash laws in the city. 4:02 p.m. – An anonymous caller on her way to Holiday Island advised she saw a horse on the side of the road without an owner present. The call was transferred to the Carroll County Sheriff’s office because it was outside the Eureka Springs city limits. 2:09 p.m. – A woman came into the police station to report someone was coming into her hotel room while she wasn’t there and messing with her stuff. A report was taken.

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6:50 p.m. – A caller warned of a water leak near Martz Circle. Public works was notified. 11:08 p.m. – A caller reported suspicious lights on in a local Main Street gallery and a white pick-up in the drive while the owners were out of town. Turns out friends of the owner were staying the night. No harm no foul. AUGUST 16 2:35 a.m. – A false alarm at a local Mexican restaurant high up on Planer Hill sent an officer to discover all was well after all. 10:46 a.m. – A caller reported not being able to get help with a problem regarding a recent purchase at a shop up on the highway. An officer verified the store is still in business but nobody was there when he checked. 12:13 p.m. – A caller on Ecols St. reported a trash truck blocking “the entire road” and tangled in power lines. The officer responding to the call reported no truck but a dumpster

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blocking the road, which he was unable to move by himself. 2:12 p.m. – An officer arrested a Boone County resident on an outstanding warrant during a routine traffic stop. 4:50 p.m. – A caller from East Van Buren Avenue reported a deer hit by a car in his yard. He was advised to call Turpentine Creek Wildlife Refuge to see if they want it because Public Works does not dispose of deer in resident yards. 10:28 p.m. – A caller called to complain about noise problems with some children in his apartment complex. He said the manager had already warned them to keep it down between 10 and 6. The officer contacted the mother to rein in her brood. People are not meant to live in apartment complexes. 11:45 p.m. – Officers attempted without success to track down a green Pontiac Sunfire being driven in an intoxicated fashion between Berryville and Eureka Springs, according to Carroll County Sheriff’s dispatch. AUGUST 17 0:14 a.m. – A caller advised that his truck had broken down on Ark. Hwy 23 N right after the small bridge. He advised that his truck was half way in the ditch and half way in the road. He was given a tow truck number, and the officer responded and helped him get his truck out of the roadway. 1:51 p.m. – An unsuspecting truck driver was reported turning onto the Historic Loop off US Hwy 62 by the high school. The officer made contact with the semi and its driver near Vintage Cargo and gave him careful directions on how to get out of what was about to be a very unpleasant afternoon if he got that truck stuck in the Loop. 5:38 p.m. – An unhappy caller reported he was being scammed by a local motel. The officer checked with the motel and the matter was sorted out civilly. 5:52 p.m. – A caller from Lake Leatherwood reported a deer with a See Dispatch, page 21

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Financial hotshot enjoys putting down roots in Eureka BY JENNIFER JACKSON a pension consulting firm, then bought In 1998, Sheryl Garrett decided into a wealth-management partnership to ditch her partnership in a wealth that dealt with high net-worth clients. management firm, and two years later, “I grew up a regular, middle started a financial planning service for American,” she said. “I really like regular people. working with regular people. In my prior In 2010, she held her company’s 10th practice, we didn’t do that. I decided I annual conference in wanted to become Eureka Springs. that outlet.” “I grew up a regular, “I wanted What she created: everybody to see my a network of financial middle American,” new home town,” advisors who offer she said. “I really like Garrett said. practical financial working with regular Garrett is the advice to people founder of the Garrett from all walks of life. people. In my prior Planning Network, The Garrett Planning practice, we didn’t do and one of three Network now has that. I decided I wanted 325 members across financial advisory pioneers featured in the country and a to become that outlet.” the August 2012 issue few overseas, Garrett – Sheryl Garrett of “SmartMoney” said. Some are semimagazine. Last week, retired people who she talked about why she moved to work part-time. All work on an hourly Eureka Springs, and the new direction fee basis, not sales commission, as her life is taking here. independent affiliates, with Garrett “I wanted to live in a place where I acting as mentor and spokesperson. She could really plant roots,” she said. has also written six books, including Garrett, who grew up in Emporia, “Personal Finance Workbook for Kansas, moved to Eureka Springs from Dummies,” and co-authored “Money Shawnee Mission in the Kansas City Without Matrimony: An Unmarried metro area, where she started out in the Couple’s Guide to Financial Security.” financial planning business in the midHer goal: To show people how to 1980s. She was 24 and had a degree be savvy about their money and avoid from Friends University in Wichita but stupid decisions. little experience in the field, which was “You have to separate emotions from male-dominated. She also worked for decision-making,” she said.

Being financially independent has been an interest since Garrett was eight years old and got her first paying job at a neighbor’s flower shop and nursery. Garrett followed Mr. Brown, the owner, around until he said, “Honey, do you want a job?” and hired her to weed, water and fill peat pots. As she grew up, Garrett took on every odd job and household chore that came her way, and at one time, had four different jobs. “I learned early that if you work, you will be rewarded,” Garrett said. “I like to be rewarded.” She also played basketball in high school, which is how she first came to Eureka Springs – the coach had a cabin in Cassville and brought the team down to Eureka Springs to see the sights. “I fell in love with it back then,” Garrett said.

When she made her move to the area in 2008, she lived on Beaver Lake, where she joined the Grassy Knob volunteer fire department as a traffic director. In 2010, she moved into town because she needed more internet band width. Garrett likes the fact that she can walk two blocks to the center of town, and enjoys the food, the festivals and free outdoor concerts. “I tell people, ‘In Eureka, it’s not ‘What would you like for dinner?’ it’s ‘What kind of music would you like to go with your dinner?’” she said. Garrett said that even before she moved here, she promoted Eureka Springs as a travel destination, and recommended the area as a reasonablypriced retirement haven – it has a a temperate climate, and an airport, See Garrett, page 26

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Parks gathers necessary signatures to put 1/8 cent sales tax on ballot BY DON LEE At Monday night’s Parks & Recreation meeting, the commission unanimously approved a resolution in support of the Lake Leatherwood committee’s so-far successful efforts to put a measure on the November ballot approving a 1/8th cent sales tax. The tax, which has a four-year sunset clause, meaning it will end in 2016, is meant to fund and implement a much-needed Master Plan for Lake Leatherwood Park. “The background for all this is that we have been meeting regularly for several months roughing out a Master Plan draft with the intent of presenting it in rough form prior to the November election,” said Parks Chairman and committee member Bill Featherstone. “We will have a formalized Master Plan by the first of year. Public input will be solicited at every juncture of the process, and they will have lots of say about the final product.” Featherstone said many hours of effort had gone into getting the rough draft ready in time. “We feel either we can all just continue to maintain the status quo in regard to Leatherwood Park, or we can take steps to improve the situation. It’s not a news flash that lots of things require being done that aren’t now being done out there. The roads into the lake may be the worst but are not the only issue. The south end of the lake is dying, and it requires quite a bit of money to turn that life cycle around. Lack of finance has been a constant hindrance, but

we contend the game changer is a Master Plan for Leatherwood to insure it’s kept up for many, many years to come.” The Leatherwood committee meanwhile gathered and submitted to the city clerk last week the petition signatures necessary to put the sales tax initiative on the November ballot. “Possibly it was a bit presumptuous [of the Leatherwood committee] to go forward before bringing it to this table,” Featherstone said, “but we were up against a deadline and felt as a committee it needed something like this – no point in stalling further. The community is going to decide regardless, and during a presidential election we want the most number of people voting as possible. We want everybody to show up and basically tell us that either the status quo [with Lake Leatherwood] is okay, or ‘The Master Plan sounds good to me, let’s get ‘er done.’” What is the Master Plan? As a point of comparison with what Parks & Rec is trying to accomplish, Commissioner Stephen Foster mentioned a Master Plan for Lake Leatherwood from the 1960s that included a golf course, a 4000-square-foot clubhouse, 400 living units, 300 paved camping pads, and a paved road around the edge for easy access. “It was detailed and quite expensive,” said Foster, “and would have destroyed Leatherwood. Our Master Plan by comparison is going to cost virtually nothing.”


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Foster said it was the recent suggestion that a zip line be installed at Leatherwood that clarified in his mind the necessity of a Master Plan. “We truly need to define that 1610.268 acre park,” he said. “Define and limit its use. We need to set aside a place for enjoying quiet and nature and appropriate lack of noise levels, as on the lake. When we met with Mayor Pate out there, he said that his outdoor interest started in childhood through nature education programs, and I’d love to have some organized interpretive programs out there for not only grownups but also the next generation, kids birdwatching and learning how to be quiet at the lake, to see a special bird or whatever.” He added the Leatherwood Master Plan needs to encompass these issues as well as more appropriate signage, as well as maintenance and repair of historic structures on site. “It’s a big place and has a lot of potential, with some work, to be the source of a lot of enjoyment for everybody,” he said. No Big Changes “When you start saying ‘improvements,’ people get hysterical,” Featherstone said. “No amusement parks are in the works. Nothing could be further from our minds. We’re talking about preservation of what is there and very discreet enhancement of those facilities, and restoring the lake are to its former glory. It is nowhere close to where it once was in that regard.”

Featherstone broke the numbers down. A sales tax of 1/8th cent for four years with a sunset clause amounts to roughly $100,000 per year for four years, he explained. “That may sound like the pot of gold to some people,” Featherstone said, “but to those of us who know what Leatherwood needs at the most basic level, that ain’t a whole lot of money. So we’re going to have to be very judicious as to how we allocate that money. The Master Plan will have to be prioritized. Any Master Plan we come up with will exceed the range of the sales tax, but hopefully this will grow to be something larger – not a larger or longer tax, but the effort can take other forms as well.” Commissioner Daniel Jackson expressed some hesitation over the new tax. “In one way I am against new taxes of any kind,” he said. “It’s a shame we have so many taxes already, even though this is a tax I can get behind. I think it puts a shadow of emotion on the whole issue due to the high tax rate we already have, even though this is a good cause.” In the end, Commissioner Ruth Hager made a motion in support of the Leatherwood committee’s efforts to get the initiative on the November ballot. “You are saying you have confidence in the community and that they will make the right choice in regard to the tax and the future of Lake Leatherwood Park,” Featherstone finished. The resolution was approved 4-0.

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Eureka man wanted in rape case arrested

Jammie Lee Carlisle, 20, of Eureka Springs, second from left, is handcuffed and arrested last Wednesday in Berryville by sheriff’s deputies with Berryville police assisting. Carlisle was wanted in connection with a rape investigation and for failure to appear as well as on charges of possession of a controlled substance and possession of an instrument of crime related to a 2010 case, authorities said. T.S. Strickland

BY TINA PARKER BERRYVILLE — Jammie Lee Carlisle, 20, of Eureka Springs was arrested by Carroll County sheriff’s deputies with the assistance of the Berryville police on Wednesday, Aug. 15 in connection with a 2010 rape investigation, authorities confirmed Monday. On May 16, 2010, the victim, a local woman and family friend of Carlisle’s, contacted police after Carlisle forced sexual intercourse with her, she alleged. The victim stated that Carlisle and a friend entered her home at 2 p.m. Carlisle went to the victim’s room and lay in her bed and that is when, the victim alleges, Carlisle began to make requests of a sexual nature. The victim told police that she tried to get away from the suspect, but that he forced himself upon her. After she began screaming for help, she said, Carlisle stopped raping her, according to an Affidavit Of Warrant issued by the Green Forest Police Department. Carlisle was a longtime family friend of the victim before the alleged rape occurred, the affidavit said. On May 23, 2010, officers arrested Carlisle in connection with the rape. On May 24, 2010, he was interviewed by Detective

Tom Hayden with the Green Forest Police Department about the incident. Carlisle admitted to going to the woman’s home after “smoking a lot of marijuana,” the police report states. Carlisle told police that he laid down in the victim’s bed and the next thing he remembers was waking up and leaving the bedroom, the warrant states. He was then swabbed and an oral DNA sample was obtained. The sample was forwarded to the Arkansas State Crime Lab to be compared with evidence from the sexual assault kit collected at the time of the rape report. The DNA sample that was collected from Carlisle was a match to the DNA in the sexual assault kit that was performed on the victim. The perfect match suggests that sexual intercourse between Carlisle and the victim occurred, the affidavit states. “A warrant was issued when he did not appear for his court date last year,” said Green Forest Police Chief John Bailey. “He took off before we could catch up to him, but we’ve got him now.” Police caught up with Carlisle at a house off Highway 62 Spur in Berryville. He remained in custody Monday at the Carroll County Detention Center.


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Enrollments even or up from last year, Eureka school principals say BY KATHRYN LUCARIELLO All three principals at Eureka Springs Schools had hopeful news for the board Thursday night. Enrollments for this coming school year are holding steady or are up over the end of the school year in May. High school principal Kathryn Lavender said enrollment was at 200 as of Thursday. They ended with 175 in May. “Students are coming from all over, including out of state,” she said. Middle school principal Cindy Holt said she ended the year with 170 students, but there are 199 enrolled now. “We are seeing growth, and so many parents are saying the schools’ reputation is out there,” she said. “Some are coming to public school for the first

time.” Elementary principal Claire Lesieur reported 224 enrollments to kindergarten through fourth grade. The school had ended the year with 225. There are also 40 enrolled this year in the pre-school and 10 enrolled in a new program called “HIPPY,” which helps parents get their children ready for pre-school. At the end of last school year administrators had expressed concerns about lost enrollments and how that could impact funding. Consultant Dr. Diana Julian of McPherson & Jacobson had noted enrollments in the district were down by 101 students between last year and the preceding year, which represents funding of about $600,000 to the

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story about college credit for Advanced Placement (AP) classes. Four hours of college credit are given only for science classes (biology and chemistry) in which students score 3 or higher, because the science classes have labs with them. All other AP classes in which students score 3 or higher get three hours of college credit. During public comments, the board heard from Dr. Ken Brown and Dr. John Dolce on the subject of creating an assistant superintendent’s position. Brown expressed concerns about the district’s precarious finances in face of the lawsuit with the state over tax millage distribution. He said the $800,000 tax issue the district is facing See School Board, page 19

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Santa Claus, visiting from Branson, takes a break during a visit to Eureka Springs last Friday. In addition to working in Branson during the holidays, Santa plays the title character in “The Shepherd of the Hills” outdoor play. And wherever Santa goes, can the Easter Bunny be far behind?

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Science, supernatural meet this weekend Crescent Hotel to host paranormal seminars, investigations, experimentations Science and the paranormal will collide this weekend, Aug. 24-26 at the 1886 Crescent Hotel and Spa. The three-day event, entitled “Parallel Universes: Where Science and the Supernatural Meet,” will offer fans of both ends of this spectrum a full weekend of seminars, investigations and experimentation. Keith Scales, organizer of the event, explains the reason for bringing these two topics together: “Scientific investigation depends on proof — reliable data, repeatable experiments, and accurate interpretation of results — in order to better understand the universe. Whereas paranormal experience is not about investigation because usually supernatural phenomena erupt into everyday life when least expected.” “As can be witnessed on numerous paranormal-themed television programs, paranormal investigators of today are employing the tools of science and the latest technological innovations to record experiences that science has traditionally regarded as unverifiable,” Scales continued. “At the same time, science is developing new models of reality — multiple universes, entangled particles and such — that may one day explain the

currently inexplicable.” The question that will be a continuing theme throughout the weekend will be “Could paranormal investigators, particles physicists and neuroscientists be on the same track?” The assembled experts and those interested citizens in attendance will conduct question-answering experiments. Those experts attending include Larry Flaxman, founder and president of ARPAST and co-founder of ParaExplorers; Dr. L. John Greenfield, chairman of the Neuroscience Department of the University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences; Dr. Sarkis Nazarian, UAMS neuro-opthamologist; and Maha Vijra, founder of the Quantum Buddhist Association. “Joining these and other experts participating in this Parallel Universes weekend will be plain, everyday folks who either have had an experience and want to share or those men and ladies who have a desire to learn more of ‘what’s out there and why’,” concluded Scales. For more information about the Parallel Universes weekend and how to participate visit http://www. or call 800-342-9766.

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To make the upcoming “Parallel Universes: Where Science and The Supernatural Meet” conference more accessible, the 1886 Crescent Hotel & Spa, located at 75 Prospect Ave. in Eureka Springs, is offering a threeday pass to all events, which includes admission to all talks, events and discussions but does not include lodging.

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HDC takes care of business, amends rules BY DON LEE With a bare quorum of members in place, the Eureka Springs Historic District Commission (HDC) rapidly and efficiently worked its way through a double handful of agenda items during last week’s meeting. Not everybody was happy with the results. Two applications, one by Mary Romano of 9 Emporia St. and one by Mike Fitzpatrick of 21 Linwood Ave., were denied by commissioners. “Our roof is failing and we need to re-roof it,” Romano explained. “We have had repeated problems with the flat part leaking, and so while we’re at it we’d like to bring the roof peak up on four sides to form a hipped roof.” A hipped roof is a protective covering that covers or forms the top of a building. Commissioner Richard Grinnell motioned to discuss the application, and when they did, Grinnell addressed a common misunderstanding of people applying to make modifications to historic structures in Eureka Springs. “Since the house is more than 50 years old and meets other criteria for being included on the city’s list of ‘contributing’ houses, it falls under a list of fairly specific guidelines about what can and can’t be changed in the home,” Grinnell said. “For instance, the guidelines are clear that the original shape and pitch of the roof can’t change due to its historic status. Our guidelines really don’t allow it.” Other commissioners chimed in with suggestions for ways to fix flat roofs not available in the past, and HDC Chairman Greg Moon apologized as Romano prepared to leave. As long as Romano makes the necessary repairs without changing the roofline, she can get the problem approved without having to come before the commission again. Such requests fall under the category of Level I improvements and can be approved at the court house through Economic Development Coordinator

and City Preservation Officer Glenna Booth. Mike Fitzpatrick of 21 Linwood Ave. may have also run aground of commission code in his application to install a vintage French door in the side of his home. “All the neighbors are supportive of the work we’ve done there,” Fitzpatrick said. “We are replacing a door which had rotted out and was allowing wildlife to get in.” Fitzpatrick said the door was on a side of the house somewhat visible from the street, though the view was partially blocked by trees. Hence the problem. As Grinnell pointed out, homeowners are not allowed to “mess with” the appearance of their homes if the changes would be visible from the street. “So the house is older than 50 years, plus the change would be conspicuous, which is two strikes against the application,” Grinnell said. In lieu of voting for or against on the spot, commissioners deferred the decision until they could make a site visit before the next HDC meeting. The owners of 5 Paxos St. fared better with the HDC. Tom Swinson and his wife came to the commissioners with plans to install a carport on the west side of their house and remove an existing metal car port on the front side of the property. “The current car port is totally inconsistent with the character and architecture of the area,” Swinson said. “The new roofline will match the roofline immediately adjacent, and it will all be done with materials consistent with existing materials and architectural design, including matching columns, color of paint, siding and roofing. Its foundation will match that of the house.” Commissioners found Swinson’s ducks all in a row and approved the application 4-0. On its Consent Agenda, commissioners approved a series of See HDC, page 27






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Editorial Why Paul Ryan is a good VP candidate

Mitt Romney’s choice of Paul Ryan as his vice-presidential candidate in the race for the Presidency struck many including this editor as counter-intuitive and weird, and here’s why: Typically the candidate, whether incumbent or challenger, solidifies his base early on in the election cycle, then attempts to shift toward the center to gather all the swing voters waiting their turn for attention. This puts the candidate at risk for accusations of flip-floppery, and both Romney and Obama have been accused of this, but Romney has taken the worst of the attacks for a good reason, namely that he started much more in the center ideologically as Governor of Massachusetts, then has attempted to align himself with the idealogues of the Right. This has led to the charges of hypocrisy regarding his attitude toward health care, among other issues. After all, wasn’t Romneycare quite similar to Obamacare? Yes it was. In choosing Ryan, Romney has clearly decided that instead of trying to shift back toward the center and round up the undecided voters, he will instead double down on the Far Right, the neo-con/Tea Party base that surged to such power two years ago and though has been much quieter more recently, is still a potent force. Eureka Springs has a long history of extremists, for lack of a better word, getting into city government and wreaking sheer hell in their engagement in local politics of the tinfoil-in-my-hat, Down With the Establishment variety, and their resistance to everything they didn’t put on the agenda, and some things they did. This is okay on the level of city government, perhaps, but for God’s sake, don’t elect an ideological extremist to potential/back-up leadership of the Free World! There are examples I could name for comparison, but I really don’t equate Paul Ryan with Pohl Pot or Hitler or Castro or anybody else of that caliber. They put their theories to work and Ryan has not. Here are three reasons Romney is screwing the pooch by caving in to the Far Right, and why Ryan was a mistake for the GOP and a blessing for the Left: He’s preaching to the choir. Romney long ago scooped up most of the hard-core conservative voters. Choosing Ryan will make Rom-

ney less attractive to those in the middle who are perhaps looking for some reason(s) to hope he isn’t the Right Wing out-of-touch corporate raider he’s been portrayed as. Yes, the Teabaggers are jumping for joy at the choice of this stalwart young white Libertarian cut-Medicare anti-abortion anti-immigration shrink-government wunderkind, but so what? They were already going to vote for Romney. No government in the history of the world has flourished by shrinking the size of itself as a flat-out policy. Name one. The main job of today’s federal government is to help protect regular folks like you and me from dangers and risks we cannot control, everything from poor health to good roads and food safety to environmental concerns. The argument that getting the government out of (fill in the blank) will “allow” the private sector to step in out of largesse and take up the slack is nonsense. Human nature has historically mitigated against such behavior again and again for thousands of years. That ain’t how we roll, mostly. Most if not all of the systems in place that do work however well (think workers comp or auto insurance) do so because they are strictly regulated. Based on everything glean-able from Ryan’s record, he would disagree vigorously with all the above, and for that he is deeply wrong. Sarah Palin. Think back four years. When John McCain chose Sarah Palin as his VP candidate, he was attempting to buttress his own image as an old man and party insider with a fresh young sexy idealistic woman who was everything he was not but who represented the ideals of the party to the core. And she was all that and a bag of chips. But what if McCain, the oldest candidate in history, had won, then died in office? President Palin? Like Palin, Ryan is attractive and pure in his extremism. But if he means what he says, then he is a scary guy indeed. Look up his hero Ayn Rand in conjunction with his name. He might make a good VP, which is essentially a job of waiting-just-in-case and not sticking your foot in your mouth too often, but Paul Ryan in charge of the world’s greatest superpower? No. Really, no. Your vote counts and this is an important election. Don’t waste it.

Citizen of the Week This week’s COW is our own Chip Ford and his family. The Fords enjoyed an entire evening of impromptu animal rescue earlier in the week. While Chip was trying to head home, he encountered and spent most of the evening corralling three horses from getting killed in traffic and helping locate their owners up near Golden, Mo. Meanwhile, back in Eureka, Rachel and Ryley Ford (3) risked life and limb to rescue an injured poodle from traffic on Onyx Cave Road and then searched high and low for its owner. A clue came from the owners of Freakin’ Eurekan, who described a lady “with rainbow-colored hair” who was looking for a lost dog, and who fed and watered

the poor little thing and put out a “LOST DOG FOUND” sign on the street. Salvation came when Chip recognized the description of the rainbowhued citizen and put her in touch with her missing pooch. Thanks you guys!

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What do

think Citizen Opinion by Don Lee

How do you feel about the 1/8th cent sales tax that is being proposed for the November ballot to improve Lake Leatherwood Park?

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

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

“Snake Whispering” Dangerous to All Editor: Cody Spencer C&A

“Politics. People raise our taxes. It’s our hard-earned money. How long will it be until we benefit from this?”

Steven Judge

Wayne Bigelow

“The roads out there need to be fixed. My concern would be that this be a one-time tax, and that we not see another one later on.”

“A lot of money is always going everywhere else, why not invest some in our park?”

Major, U.S. Army, retired

Clearwater Plumbing

I wanted to write to comment on a story I just saw in a rival Eureka newspaper about a local “snake whisperer.” I just wanted to say that handling venomous reptiles is extremely dangerous, even life-threatening, and that no impressionable person reading the article should ever under any circumstances handle a rattlesnake or any other viper. A snake is not going to hurt you if you walk away from it, but if you pick it up, it will tear you up. I have been handling snakes since 1965 and should know. Dale Ertel

Meatless Mondays? Really? Eddie

Fool With Tools

Dan Moody Retired Army

“As long as it goes “I’d say yes. The to Leatherwood, return in tourism that’s fine by me.” dollars would justify the tax. You are basically washing the hand that feeds you.”

Tammy Moody Civil Service

“Anything to preserve the area.”


Editor: I’m concerned by the recent letter by Susan Cockrell which suggests that going “meatless” is somehow healthier for the environment and that Eureka’s public schools, educational leadership, school boards, small and large businesses, and even local restaurants should join in Meatless Mondays. This is simply not true. Eating meatless isn’t a shortcut to saving the planet or eating healthy and may actually do more harm than good. Cattle farmers and ranchers are everyday

Citizen Survey How do you feel about the 1/8th cent sales tax that is being proposed for the November ballot to improve Lake Leatherwood Park? m Too many taxes already. I don’t care what it’s for. m Investing in yourself is the key to long-term success. I’ll vote for it. m Table the issue until alternative sources of money can be located, however long it takes. m You get what you pay for. We may holler about taxes here, but look around! People don’t travel 600 to spend a week in Berryville!

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

environmentalists – my livelihood and my family’s legacy depend on this. Reducing meat consumption will not decrease greenhouse gas emissions. IN fact, according to the EPA, production of food animals in the United States contributes less than 3% to total greenhouse gas emissions, In comparison, fossil fuel combustion contributes approximately 80% of all U.S. green house emissions. For more than 60 years, our family has raised nutritious, wholesome and high-quality beef. My family and I are committed to contributing to the good health of millions of Americans – and the health of our planet – now and for generations to come. Sincerely, Geneice McCall Arkansas CattleWomen’s President

North Main Bluegrass life-altering experience Editor: I was in your lovely town over the past weekend and just wanted to say how much I enjoyed being surrounded by bluegrass for three days. Even after the shows, walking back to my room, the banjos and fiddles were in the air itself, all the way up North Main Street. Thank you for a life-altering experience. Sincerely, Thurlo Galton, Lawrence, Kansas


61 votes cast

If you were asked to choose a new festival for Eureka Springs, what would it be? m Steampunk festival: 13.1% (8 votes) m Electronic music festival with STS9 as the headliner: 6.6% (4 votes) m Renaissance fair: 34.4% (21 votes) m Beer festival: 45.9% (28 votes)

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Announcements & Meetings City candidates set for fall election The filing period for Carroll County municipal elections ended last Friday, Aug. 17. The candidates who will appear on the Nov. 6 ballot are as follows: Michelle Schneider (Ward 1, Position 1) Jack Gentry, Sr. (Ward 1, Position 1) Karen Lindblad (Ward 1, Position 1) David Mitchell (Ward 1, Position 2) Gregory Moon (Ward 2, Position 1) James DeVito (Ward 2, Position 1) Dee Purkeypile (Ward 2, Position 2)] Parker Raphael (Ward 2, Position 2) Terrence McClung (Ward 3, Position 1) Joyce Zeller (Ward 3, Position 2) Lany Ballance (Ward 3, Position 2) n Berryville Fire Department to commemorate centennial with open house – Saturday, Aug. 25 will mark the 100th anniversary of the founding of the Berryville Fire Department. To celebrate the centennial, the department will host an open house from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Capt. Mike Jones of the department said the fire engines would be on site. There will also be a slide show documenting the last 100 years of the fire department. Light refreshments will be served. n The Berryville Children’s Fishing Derby will be held on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 9-10:30 a.m. at George’s Pond in Berryville. The derby is free and children between the ages of 1-15 are eligible to participate. Registration for the event begins at 8 a.m. For more information or to make a donation contact Candy Bawcom or Susie Jordan at 870423-4357. n Fundraiser for Caleb G. – A fundraiser for Caleb G. to receive a diabetic alert dog will be held Saturday, Aug. 25 at Wheelin’ World in Eureka Springs. Activities, barbeque, competitions. All proceed go to Caleb. For more information or details on upcoming events call 479-253-5509 or 870-423-9295 or visit

n Ice cream social – The First United Methodist Church of Eureka Springs will hold an Ice Cream Social on Saturday, Aug. 25 from 4 to 8 p.m. All are welcome. There will be ice cream with toppings, home-baked cookies, refreshments and live music provided by Al Anderson and “Arkansas Red.” Donations to benefit our adult and youth missions will be greatly appreciated. n Open air gospel singing – Dean United Baptist Church will hold its Open Air Gospel Singing on Saturday, Aug. 25, starting at 7 p.m. Bring lawn chairs. Refreshments will be available. The church is on Highway 21 South about 11 miles south of Berryville. n Hawaiian Luau – Aloha!  Friends of the Historic Barn at Holiday Island are hosting a Hawaiian Luau on Saturday, Aug. 25 with social hour at 5 p.m., dinner at 6 p.m., followed by music and dancing provided by J Rock & the 3rd Street Band at 7 p.m.  There will be door prizes. Advance ticket purchases are encouraged and are available now for $12 from the Holiday Recreation Center or the HI Clubhouse. Tickets purchased at the door, if still available, will be $14. Dinner will be a choice of oven-baked Kahlua pork or grilled Huli Huli chicken tenders with Hawaiian rice pilaf, cole slaw, fresh fruit and pineapple Mandarin cake for dessert.  Beverages (water and iced tea) will be available. BYOB if desired.  All profits go  to The Barn fund. The public is invited and Hawaiian attire optional.  n Senior providers meeting – The next Ozark Senior Providers Meeting will be held at Berryville’s Area Agency on Aging on Tuesday, Aug. 28 at noon.  The meeting will be hosted by Cassville Health Care and Rehab.  n ESDN to host “We love our pets” day We Love Our Pets is a day to honor Eureka’s four-legged friends. The fun-filled event is Thursday, Aug. 30, from 5 to 7 p.m. in Basin Park and will benefit the Good Shepherd Animal Shelter. There will be an Adopt-a-thon, Stupid-PetTricks contest and pet portraits; groom-

ers and trainers will be on hand. A collection bin will be onsite to donate food or treats for the animals at the shelter. n Banjo rally! – The Holiday Island Homeowners Association will sponsor a banjo rally at the Recreation Center on Friday, Aug. 31, at noon. The association will provide hamburgers and brats with trimmings for all HIHA members free of charge. Others may join at $5 per lunch. No RSVP is required. For more information, call the Recreation Center at 2539890. n A Community Emergency Response Team class will be offered beginning Sept. 18 at 6 p.m. at the Berryville Fire Department. The class will meet on Tuesday night for five weeks with a disaster drill scheduled for Saturday, Oct 20. The class is open to county residents. n Civil War Exhibit – “Nothing but Sorrow, Trouble, and Worry,” an exhibit about life in the Ozarks during the Civil War, will run from Aug. 6 – March 23 at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History at the corner of Johnson and Main in

downtown Springdale. Using eyewitness accounts and family stories, the exhibit explores the home-front experiences of men, women, and children, including slaves. The Shiloh Museum is open Monday - Saturday from 10 a.m. to 5 p.m. Admission is free. For more information, call 479-750-8165. n Master Naturalist Course – The next training course to become a Master Naturalist will begin Saturday, September 8 and continue on most Saturdays through December 8. Over 100 hours of training is offered, but only 40 hours of class time is required for graduation, so this can easily be satisfied if a few of Saturdays are missed. The $135 fee covers tuition and materials, including thirteen Peterson Pocket Field Guides, a T-shirt, and a catered lunch on the first and final class. More information, a schedule of classes, and an application for this course is available at . Click on “Northwest Chapter.” See Announcements, page 20

Preview of City Council agenda for Aug. 27, 2012 Eureka Springs City Council is set to tackle over a dozen items at its next meeting Aug. 27. In addition to the Yellow Bag Research committee and the Deer Hunt committee, business old and new will include the following: • A second reading of ordinance No. 2155 regarding limousines, brought forward by Raphael and balance • A discussion of building permits, parking lots, demolition and construction ordinance, brought forward by Planning • A discussion of the grandfathered “weekly” dwelling units list, brought forward by Planning • An update on the taxi franchise workshops, brought forward by DeVito and Lindblad • A discussion of the Auditorium agreement for 2013, brought forward by Pownall and DeVito • A discussion of the marker proposed

for Conway Spring, brought forward by Ballance and Lindblad • A discussion of the proposed ordinance for the Water/Sewer committee, brought forward by Pownall and Ballance • A discussion of financial procedures, brought forward by Pownall and balance • A discussion of asking the Planning Commission to research structures encroaching on public property, brought forward by Ballance and Lindblad • A resolution for December free parking on Spring and Main, brought forward by Mayor Pate • A resolution for allocating money to repair the Auditorium heat coil units, brought forward by Mayor Pate • The meeting will take place starting at 6 p.m., in the jury selection room in the courthouse downtown.

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A different kind of ‘green’ grows at Inspiration Point BY DARLENE SIMMONS “Recycled”: This word, so on the forefront of the public’s mind just a few years ago, has now become rather passé. It has been replaced by descriptive terms such as “repurposed,” “refashioned,” and reworked.” These adjectives form the backbone of The Velvet Otter, a Eureka Springs-area business recently opened by sisters Yvonne Drost and Cheryl Thielemann. The shop is not really an antique store, although a few pieces may qualify as such. It could be described as an unusual mix of old and not-quite-new, of antique “finds” and the latest in design. It is a menagerie of collectibles and unusual and inspired decor. Housed in the red-and-white cabin next to Castle Antiques in the area known as Inspiration Point, The Velvet Otter showcases a different kind of artwork: The sisters call it “upcycling”. “We look for items we would like to see in our own homes,” explains Yvonne, the

older of the two. “Then we utilize that item in a new way.” To demonstrate this, she shows an old carpenter’s level that she retrofitted with clothes hooks to form a new kind of “steampunk” coat rack. Cheryl, who graduated with a degree in design merchandising, adds, ”I find the vintage clip-on earrings to be so much fun, but a little bit impractical to wear today, so I created a new, more current fashion item by making them into rings.” Both agree that their craft involves taking a used piece of furniture or household object , then employing creative ideas to make it desirable again — yet at a reasonable cost. Recent items found at The Velvet Otter include a large silver dish of seashells for $12, and a rattan box of coasters for $5. There are also several examples of thoughtful and inspirational quotations that have been placed on wooden frames, using a process that is similar to decoupage. The resulting piece of decor is charming. The sisters find their wood at recycle

centers, and they rummage through thrift stores, yard sales and antique malls to ensure their own larder is full of potential objects to “upcycle.” When the store is not busy with customers, the pair works separately or together to formulate new, one-of-a-kind pieces. Their back room is full to the brim with objects just waiting to be renovated on a less-than-busy day. The outside of the cabin is just as lovely as the inside, with unusual objects acting as planters. Flowers abound in old tool boxes, fruit flats and tubs of all sorts. Yard art and furniture is often available as part of the merchandise they offer. There is also a indoor cabinet displaying Native American jewelry and other items on consignment from the owner of Eureka Springs’ recently closed Cherokee Store. Soft drinks and goodies can also be purchased to increase the sweetness of the shopping experience, or to enjoy as one views the White River Valley from the rim of Inspiration Point.

The owners of The Velvet Otter make planters out of all types of objects. Photo by David Bell

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Arts & Amusements We love our pets As part of the “Let’s Get Local” sixweek celebration presented by the Eureka Springs Downtown Network, Thursday, August 30 has been selected as the day to honor our four-legged citizens. Please join us in Basin Spring Park from 5 to 7 p.m. on the 30th for “We Love Our Pets,” a funfilled event to benefit the Good Shepherd Animal Shelter. There will be an Adopt-athon, a Stupid Pet Tricks contest, and pet portraits. Groomers and trainers will also be on hand. A collection bin will be on-site if you’d care to donate food or treats for the animals at the shelter. So bring your pups to play in the park or come solo and leave with a new best friend. Holiday Island line dancing Line dancing at Holiday Island will resume Tuesday, Sept. 18, at 7 p.m. at the Barn on the island. Line dancing generally meets the first and third Tuesdays of the month. The first Tuesday includes instruction at the beginning, and the third Tuesday is dancing. This ongoing event is free and open to all. For more information, contact Vicky Lemme at 479-253-9039. Delfeayo Marsalis headlines Jazz Eureka Festival Eureka Springs gets jazzed once again this September for the annual Jazz Eureka Festival. This year’s events include three days and nights of musical performances. This year’s headliner is jazz trombonist Delfeayo Marsalis. Marsalis, a New Orleans native, is a member of the wellknown family of musicians which includes brothers Branford, Wynton and Jason, and father Ellis. Marsalis has made his name as a producer and accomplished trombonist with a fluid technique and inventive modern-mainstream style. The show is on Saturday, September 22, at The Auditorium at 36 S. Main Street. Show time is 7:30 p.m. and ticket prices are $20 for orchestra or $15 for balcony in advance or $25 orchestra $20 balcony at the door. Hootenanny on the Berryville Square There is a hootenanny every Friday from 7 to 9 p.m. at the 302 in the Grand View Hotel on the Berryville Square. Ozarts seeks musicians Ozarts is looking for musicians to

perform in the Grand View Ballroom on Thursday nights, Saturdays and Sundays. This is a chance to play. No pay, but musicians may put up a tip jar and Ozarts will help you promote your event. Musicians are welcome to videotape their music and Ozarts will add original music videos to our website and YouTube to help you promote your band or act. Check it out at (870) 654-3952 or Dickie and Johnson accepted for Regional Exhibition Eureka Springs artists Carol Dickie and Betty Johnson, both of whom show at Eureka Thyme, have had paintings accepted into the 18th Annual Regional Art Exhibition at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale. The exhibit will be shown Aug. 2 – 30. A special reception will be held Aug. 11, 1 – 3 p.m. See it and Carol’s two paintings, “Stormy Day” and “The Last Stand,” when you attend this well-respected show throughout the month of August. Free Music in Basin Park On Saturday, free music will take place again in Basin Spring Park from 1 to 7 p.m. with Deadman Flats, Spring Street, the Buffalo City Ramblers, and Grass Crack back for a return set. This year’s Saturday night headlining acts are both rising stars of the “NewGrass” movement, Dread Clampitt and Folk Soul Revival. The performances begin at 7:30 p.m. at The Auditorium. Reserved tickets are now on sale at Free music in Basin Spring Park continues on Sunday, Aug. 19 from 1 to 5 p.m. with Glory Mountain and The Bushwhackers performing traditional Gospel music. First call for art entries The Holiday Island Art Guild is pleased to announce its 24th Annual Art Show and Sale to be held Labor Day Weekend, Aug. 31 – Sept. 2 at the Barn on Holiday Island. The judge this year will be Judy Maurer of Springdale, a signature member of the Pastel Society of America and the Artists of Northwest Arkansas and a member of the Plein Air Painters of the Ozarks. Cash prizes will be awarded. Please See Amusements, page 21

Eureka Springs Downtown Network supporting independent businesses Getting to celebrate Eureka Springs like a local is the dream of many and can now be fulfilled Downtown on Thursday nights. This isn’t your average Shop Local Campaign! Starting Thursday, August 16, visitors and locals can pick up stickers that are their ticket into the fun at the Farmers Market, Chamber of Commerce and participating lodging. The events all start at Basin Spring Park, in the heart of downtown Eureka Springs, for the next six weeks from 5 – 7 p.m. Each week a different aspect of shopping, playing and dining will be showcased in the park and the participating stores downtown. Local vendors will have booths and prizes in the park, live music, and maps of where the deals for real locals and “Locals for a Day” are that night. Is eating in Eureka Springs more your style? We have you covered there, too! Diners can ask participating locations for a Ticket to Win each time they dine out during the sixweek promotion. Diners bringing their tickets during the festivities in Basin Spring Park on Thursday nights will be entered to win the Eat Like a Local Prize, gift certificates for all of the participating locations. This is a mega prize! The more you eat out, the more times you can enter! A winner will be chosen on September 20 at the last Let’s Get Local event in Basin Spring Park. This contest is open to everyone, whether you actually live here or you only dream of moving here. Let’s Get Local Thursday Evening Events include: • August 30 – “We Love Our Pets” - In collaboration with the Good Shepherd Animal Shelter, we will have an Adopt-a-Thon, Stupid Pet Tricks contest, Pet Portraits, groomers, trainers and more. Bring your puppies to play in the park during the Dog Days

of Summer. • September 6 – “Countdown to Xmas shopping!” We will highlight the holidays and the shopping experience in Eureka Springs. Looking for a gift for any occasion? Eureka Springs has what you are looking for at our more than 200 independent retail locations. Kids games, home organizers, gift products: All will be showcased in the park. • September 13 – “All Sports!” Get your game on and come play in Basin Spring Park. Eureka Springs is an active town filled with go-carts, golf pros from Holiday Island, biking, spring hikes, and more. Lace up your shoes, bring the kids and come play in the park! • September 20 – “Food + Art” Celebrate the beauty of dining and shopping for food in Eureka Springs and the arts during this evening event featuring the band Swing and a Miss, a sweet potato pie contest, food art contest, drink & draw in the park and more. We will also be awarding the Eat Like a Local Prize at the end of the evening. “Shop local programs are an important part of any Main Street program,” said Eureka Springs Downtown Network Executive Director Jacqueline Wolven. “We were looking for a twist and knew that when people visit Eureka Springs, they often want to know where the locals eat, play, sip and shop. The Let’s Get Local program does that and celebrate the locals loving their town, too. “ More events, vendors and programming is being added as the weeks go on. Full event information will be available at http:// For more information, contact the Eureka Springs Downtown Network at 479-244-5074 or email director@

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From left is Kane Helder, 8, of Eureka Springs and Dylan Cook, 8, of Eureka Springs, as the pair devouror free watermelons during the annual Bluegrass Weekend Watermelon Social in Basin Spring Park of Friday evening.


Elise Dilfeild, owner of Crescent Cottage Inn, pauses after taking a chomp of watermelon.

Alexa Pittenger assists the Eureka Springs Downtown Network with cutting free slices of watermelon.



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Cocktails For A Cause benefits OARS at Henri’s

John Jarrett and Henri’s Just One More owner Gloria Schuler. “I have heard ‘just one more’ over and over for the last 22 years” Schuler said, so when she bought Henri’s six years ago she tacked on Henri’s “Just One Bar tender Joe Hamilton mixez a drink using Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum. More” to the name.

Fred Halper, OARS Board, wife Becky Halper, OARS Vol Coordinator, Carole Sturgis, OARS Ex Dir., Neta Sue Stamp Stamps, Clinic Coordinator.

Lorrie Green, owner of the Pizza Bar and John Wily, co-owner of New Dehli Cafe and Patio

Paul Harris, Tony Edwards, John Rinehart

Alvin Byrd, owner of Magnetic Valley Resort and A Byrd’s View, OARS Ex-Director Carole Sturgis and tPat Lujuan, owner of Out on Main.

Amanda Haley and Garry Ball

Shawn Stark, of Glazer’s Distributing (in Little Rock) showing the featured refirsht… reirfhmet… refreshment of the evening, Sailor Jerry Spiced Rum.

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Photos by David Bell

Rotary honors educators at Teacher Appreciation Luncheon

Nicole Hoppel, ES Rotary Club president for 2012 - 2013.

The Phillippe family string quartet entertained the assemblage with classical and pop musical selections throughout the luncheon.

Jerry Runner-Smith, speech, U.S. history and theater teacher, shares a laugh with HS Social Studies teacher Daniel Moose.

Teachers chat at the ES Rotary Club Teacher Appreciation Luncheon.

HS art teacher Jessica Cummings and elementary literacy teacher Donna Kesner enjoy the delicious food at the luncheon.

Mickey Finefield, ES Rotarian and driving force behind the luncheon, speaks words of appreciation to all of the teachers.

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Students, teachers and parents enjoy old west open house

Eliza Parkman, daughter of ES teacher David Parkman, ES elementary teacher Carrie Freeman with her daughter Clare Lesieur, pre-school through 4th grade principal, takes her turn crawling through the hay. Trew Freeman at the elementary open house. takes a crawl in the hay at the elementary roundup.

Let’s Dine, Shop, Sip & Play Locally Thursday Nights in Basin Spring Park 5-7PM August 23: Health & Healing - Celebrate our Spa Heritage

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Debbie “Mrs. Festus” Lester, Special Ed teacher, and Ellen “Ms. Kitty” Grogan, secratery in the elementary office, have some fun at the open house.

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is “a lot of money and the loss of 75 students at somewhere near $6,000 apiece is another big ticket item of losses to the district.” Brown said he was concerned the assistant superintendent position and that of the high school principal were advertised but were never discussed or approved in an open board meeting. He also said that in his experience as a school superintendent, Title I funds cannot be used to pay the salary of a general education administrator. “I think you have three good principals here and a great superintendent, and I think that any of the duties that were scheduled for that person could be done by these four people, including grant money. So I would hope that if you go forward with anything like this, it will be brought up in open session and allow people given a chance to weigh in on it.” Dolce said he had the same concerns

and noted that if all three school districts were consolidated into one, with one superintendent, it might make sense to have an administrative team to oversee operations, and funds would be available to delegate administrative duties in a good manner. “As it stands, it’s just not feasible with the finances of this district to add on administrators. I think the expenditures should be on the teachers.” Board president Charles Templeton, after calling for a motion and approval to do so, answered a question from this reporter about whether a public school board member can also serve as a board member of a private school without it being a conflict of interest. He said it was checked into with Arkansas School Board Association attorney Kristen Gould. “She said there is no statutory conflict of interest,” Templeton reported. In other business, the board: • Welcomed new board member Peggy Kjelgaard, appointed to replace Tom Winters for his remaining one-year

term. Kjelgaard said she is “thrilled and honored” to be here. “When I saw the new high school, I said, ‘Oh my gosh, that’s in my town. I have to be a part of it.’” • Approved four student transfers, two in and two out, under the school choice regulations. • Approved the new substitute teacher list. • Approved last year’s actual and the upcoming year’s budgeted athletic expenditures. District treasurer Pam McGarrah said the state is using a new formula to calculate allocated costs for this item, so although it appears costs have increased substantially, they have not. • Approved, at Turner’s request, who forgot to put them on the agenda, two payments on the new high school: one for $458,292.80 to Kinco Constructors and $6,176 to Morrison Architecture. • Returned from executive session and voted to hire Tracy Ledesma as the high school/middle school Library Media staff person and Tiffany Sloan as a middle school special education aide.


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n Holiday Island Photography Guild Welcomes David Bell – Noted area photographer and instructor David Bell will speak to the Holiday Island Photography Guild on Tuesday, August 28 at 3 p.m. in the HI Clubhouse Room A (lower level). He will talk about the key elements of a good photograph in his presentation “Lighting, Composition and Emotion.”  A short business meeting will follow the presentation. The public is invited to attend. For additional information, call 479253-7075. n Let freedom ring: Don’t miss the Eureka Springs Historical Museum’s new exhibit, “Let Freedom Ring.” On display are historic papers, medals, uniforms, a painting of Crandall Walker of the Walker Brothers’ Store, and various flags, including a 13-star flag dating from 1876. Eureka Springs Historical Museum is located at 95 South Main. Visiting hours are 9:30 a.m. to 4 p.m. daily. n The free Clothes Closet at the Eureka Springs Penn-Memorial First Baptist Church has reopened. Hours are 1 – 4 p.m. Please call (479) 253-9770 to bring to the church any clean, good, new or used clothing, personal care items, linens, small appliances or dishes that you would like to be donated free of charge to the community.

Ongoing services/meetings

n Audiobooks and eBooks: The Carroll County Library System now has eBooks and audiobooks available for download from your library’s website. Users may browse the library’s Library2Go website, check out with a valid library card, and download to PC, Mac®, and many mobile devices. For help call the Eureka Springs (479) 2538754 public library. n Furniture bank and used book store open: Wildflower Chapel’s low cost Furniture Bank and Used Book Store is located behind Wildflowers Thrift Store and Chapel on US 62E across from Hill Country Hardware. For more information, contact Bill Grissom, (479) 252-5108.

n Alateen meeting: Sundays from 10:15 – 11:15 a.m. For more information, call or text (479) 981-9977, or e-mail n Overeaters Anonymous: Thursdays at 10:30 a.m. in the Coffee Pot building behind Land O’ Nod at US 62 and Hwy. 23. More information: Barbara (479) 244-0070. n Coffeehouse and outreach: Berean Coffeehouse of Calvary Chapel of Eureka Springs hosts Youth Nights monthly with live music, activities and prizes. Watch this space for dates. Regular services 7 p.m. Wednesday nights and 10 a.m. Sunday in the back of the Coffeehouse on US 62E, next to the old Victoria Inn. Coffeehouse open to the public 7 a.m. – 1 p.m. Tuesday – Saturday with extra hours and live music on Fridays 5 – 10 p.m. Worship Circle Fridays at 7 p.m. n Occupy: If you can’t join the occupation, join the Facebook group (type in Occupy Eureka Springs to find the group). More info: 253-6963. n Casual Sundays at FUMC: Come as you are and enjoy a free meal every Sunday night from 5:30 – 6 p.m. at the First United Methodist Church in the Fellowship Hall. Rachel and Larry Brick will share music during the supper. All are invited to stay for the Casual Worship Service from 6 to 7 p.m. Open Doors, Open Hearts, Open Minds. Hwy. 23S across from Autumn Breeze Restaurant. The public is invited and children are welcome. For more information, call (479) 253-8987or (479) 981-0482. n Drug problem?: The Eureka Springs Coffee Pot Narcotics Anonymous Group meets Fridays at 5:30 p.m. at the Coffee Pot building behind Land O’ Nod Motel. Contact Shawn H. (417) 271-1084 or Robin S. (479) 244-6863 for more information. n Al-Anon Family Group: meetings Eureka Springs AFG meets at the Coffee Pot behind the Land O’ Nod Motel Sundays at 11:30 a.m., Mondays and Tuesdays at 7 p.m. n Coffee Break Women: AFG meets at Faith Christian Family Church, Hwy. 23S, on Tuesdays at 9:45 a.m. For info: (479) 363-9495.

Nature of the Beast

Darlene Simmons

Requieset in pace: Turpentine Creek’s memorial space Turpentine Creek is a place teeming with life. Early each morning, a score of enthusiastic and energetic 20-something interns converge on the facility, scouring cages, observing the animals for signs of illness or injury, and providing maintenance to the miles of fencing and acres of land. As the day wears on, the staff and interns lead tours and build new habitats. Then, at feeding time, the place comes alive with a restless energy as the big cats growl, chuff, and roar, demanding their dinners. There is another area on the grounds, however – one the public does not see. It is a private area, quiet and solemn. This is the “memorial wall of remembrance” and other animals who have transitioned from this life. The memorial consists of a line of silvertoned plaques extending from one huge tree to another. During an animal’s time at the refuge, the plaque serves to provide the public with a name and a history. As an animal leaves its life at the refuge behind, the plaque is moved from the enclosure to this row of silver memories. The tradition was begun by Hilda Jackson, the founder of the refuge and mother of the current president, Tanya

Smith. “The memorial was my mom’s idea,” Tanya said. “She wanted it as a reminder of the animals we have saved. We are honored to provide a lifelong refuge for every animal, and glad they could spend their last days free from abuse.” The memorial has become a way to recognize the worth of every beautiful creature which has been a part of the refuge and its mission. Thus these proud beasts, many of whom have been rescued from deplorable conditions, not only find a home for the rest of their days at Turpentine Creek, but a final resting place and an acknowledgement of the precious value of their lives. •••


mind and the Paranormal) • DR. SARKIS NAZARIAN, neuroopthalmologist, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Vision and the Brain; auras, hallucinations, deja-vu, agnosia, pareidolia and other bizarre activities) SUNDAY, AUG. 26 • DR. LESLIE D. HANNAH, Director of Cherokee Programs at Northeastern State University (Pirsig’s Paradox and the Reality of Ghosts). • Other sessions include The Seen and The Unseen; The View From Beyond; Evidence of the Irrational; The Scientific Viewpoint; In Search of Answers. Plus live theatre performances, ghost tours and media presentations. — From The Crescent Hotel

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FRIDAY, AUG. 24 • MAHA VAJRA, Founder of the Quantum Buddhist Association (The Development of Mind Substance from the Raw Material of Personal Experience) • LARRY FLAXMAN, author/ screenwriter/Founder of ARPASTArkansas Paranormal & Anomalous Studies Team (The Grid: A New Theory on Everything)SATURDAY, AUG.25 • DR. JIM WALDEN, intuitive wellness and well-being coach/holistic healing educator (Holistic Healing Through Quantum Interconnectedness) • DR L. JOHN GREENFIELD, Chair, Department of Neurosciences, University of Arkansas for Medical Sciences (Brain,

Darlene Simmons is a transplant from California, landing in Eureka Springs in 2008. She comes to journalism after a long career as a R.N., public health nurse, and nursing professor. She holds a Master’s Degree in Nursing and has been published twice in professional journals. She regularly contributes to Currents Magazine. A life-long animal lover, she is an active supporter of both Turpentine Creek and The Good Shepherd Humane Society. Please send comments and/or ideas to:

August 23, 2012 – Lovely County Citizen – Page

Random Act of Kindness Presages Classroom Gift

Kim Huddleston, left, jokes with one of her new students, Makenna Griffin, 9, at last week’s open house at Eureka Springs Elementary School, while Makenna’s mother, Jessica Griffin, looks on.

BY JENNIFER JACKSON A dot-com company in New York and an anonymous donor in California are sending Kim Huddleston’s students a back-to-school gift. The gift, funded through Donor Choose, consists of 10 Apple iPod Shuffles and headphones, for use by students who have trouble tuning out

their surroundings and focusing on their work. The iPods will play classical music that, according to researchers, enhances brain function. Huddleston, who teaches fourth grade at Eureka Springs Elementary School, applied for the grant in July. A week


or Click on Library2Go! to get started. For help call the Eureka Springs public library at (479) 253-8754. This service is free for patrons with library card. Getting cocky at ARTifacts ARTifacts Gallery of American Art, Aug. 1 - 31 presents a “Roomful of Roosters.” Find collectable cocks during the month of August by gallery artists Denise Ryan, Bert Seabourn, Diana Smith, Jimmy Leach, Bill Garrison and Gloria Garrison. Open every day 10 - 5 and until 4 on Sunday, 37 Spring Street, upstairs, Eureka Springs. (479) 6366660. See more at

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contact Joan Hirnisey (479) 253-6285 or Barbara Robinson (479) 253-1839 or email for an entry form or more information. Entries are due on Aug. 24 at The Barn on Holiday Island. Download audiobooks, eBooks The Carroll County Library System now has eBooks and audiobooks available to download from your library’s website. Library card holders can check out and download digital media anytime, anywhere by visiting

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badly broken leg stuck in the mud in the Black Meadow camping area. The officer dispatched the poor thing due to injuries. 6:58 p.m. – The owner of a popular restaurant downtown called because of two individuals who were beginning to cause a disturbance at his place of business. The subjects left intoxicated before the officer’s arrival in a black Nissan with California tags. No trace of them was found. 11:34 p.m. – A caller from a local joyous lodging facility called to report a banjo party going on in one of the rooms. An officer negotiated with the bluegrass guests and got things under control. AUGUST 18 2:41 a.m. – A caller from Spring Street reported a male beating on the door to get into her apartment complex despite her telling him he had to have a key or get buzzed in. Eventually he seems to have gotten a clue and was no longer around when the officer arrived. 1:15 p.m. – A caller reported a white sports bike being driven extremely fast headed into town and passing on the double yellow. In an attempt to help, the caller had blocked in the motorcyclist as well as blocking traffic on US Hwy 23 N. Police advised the caller he couldn’t block in the driver, and to let him go. The call was forwarded to the Carroll County Sheriff’s Office because the incident took place outside city limits. 2:44 p.m. – Police responded to a report of a domestic quarrel in progress on Kingshighway. The male advised officers “they fight all the time.” The female, who had broken his windows, had hurt her neck. No EMS was necessary but the officer took a report. 3:13 p.m. – A caller advised while shopping at a local discount store her GMC white van was stolen from their parking lot. Funny thing is, just about that time the caller got a call from the owner of another white van, who had, yes, left his in the parking lot


and driven off in the wrong vehicle. A switcheroo was made and everybody left happy. 4:53 p.m. – A caller from a local inn called to report a vehicle parked out back that wasn’t supposed to be there. He then called back to say the couple in the vehicle had been trying to find some “alone time” and went on their way once he spotted them. 5:17 p.m. – A caller from a downtown hotel called to report half dozen teens and five pit bulls downtown in the park, with the teens abusing the dogs and yelling at people around them. They were, of course, long gone by the time an officer could get there. 6:31 p.m. – The owner of a downtown leather shop called to report a dog wandering in his shop. Animal Control took it away to the pound. 7:29 p.m. – In a possible follow-up to an earlier report (or 2), a Main Street gallery owner called to say several customers had complained about kids in the park with large dogs begging for money. The kids were confronted and denied involvement. They were given a warning and told further complaints would lead to serious action being taken. 9:52 p.m. – A caller from a popular North Main Street convenience store called to report a couple fighting. They resolved their issues at least temporarily by the time the officer arrived. AUGUST 19 0:55 – On routine patrol, an officer arrested an individual downtown near the courthouse for public intox. 3:32 a.m. – A caller from a local motel called to ask for help with a male individual who was possibly vandalizing the snack machine. The officer responded but the individual was gone by the time he arrived, and he could find no damage to the snack machine. 4:10 a.m. – An officer responding to an alarm from the high school found an open door. Someone had entered and written on the white board before discharging a fire extinguisher. A report was taken.

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The Natural Way My father used to run squeezin’s through these hills during Prohibition. I guess many people had some of this set aside for medicinal use as a base for herbal remedies, and of course uncut lightening. Back in those days, people got by in the best way they could; times change and some things stay the same. A non-alcoholic squeezin’ that you should know about that helps with just about anything that ails you (at least the infectious bugs) is grapefruit seed extract liquid (GSE). Twice a day I put five drops of this bitter in the container of my oral irrigator and rinse my gum lines. I hate to floss my teeth and I find this to be something I don’t mind doing on a regular basis. The pulsing water cleans the space between my teeth, along the gum line and the soft tissues of the mouth. When you add grapefruit seed extract, the mouth bugs die in droves, leaving your breath fresh and your mouth/ gums clean. The bacteria are mostly the cause of tooth decay, gum disease and even some heart disease, especially

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valves. The last dental cleaning I had was short, since there was very little plaque build-up. Grapefruit seed extract is a very power antimicrobial, meaning it kills a very wide range of harmful bugs, including bacteria, parasites, mycoplasm, virus and fungus. In liquid form it is very important to follow the easy directions given by the manufacturer. The extract is so strong that if you use too much you can give yourself a minor, short-lived chemical burn, so some reasonable care is needed. The extract comes from the seed of the grapefruit and not the juice or pulp; this makes it safe to use for everyone including those on heart/blood pressure medications. While I use it for my mouth, it can be used for a lot of different things. If you travel and worry about the foreign water, put a few drops in it. If you get a nasty from strange water, mix some GSE, rinse your mouth and swallow – it kills those troublesome bugs. Does a lot more, too.

It hurts so good! – Eureka Springs Farmers Market Manager Frank Rebiejo scored at the top during last week’s Salsa contest at the market. The contest, in which salsas were judged without knowing who made what, drew a large crowd, and many of them obviously liked “Frak’s Freakin’ Fresh Fresca” best of the many varieties available. Photo by Don Lee

Discovering Eureka Gospel song welcomes son home

For the past year, Lezlie Foley has often gone to the Gospel Sunday Brunch at the New Delhi Cafe and requested her family’s favorite hymn, “In the Garden.” Foley asks that Rachel Fields sing it in honor of Folye’s son, Ben, who is in the Navy. “She calls Ben and holds up the phone up so he can hear the music,” Fields said. On Sunday, Aug. 13, Fields sang “In the Garden” in person to Ben at a welcome home party celebrating his return from his first deployment. Before she did, Foley explained why the song is special to him and the family. “This is the song I sang to you when you were a baby, and the song my mother sang to me, and her grandmother sang to her, and on and on,” Foley said Ben Kohnke, 24, enlisted in June of last year, and after completing basic training, was stationed at Whidbey Island Naval Air Station in Washington State, where he spent two weeks. Then he joined his ship, the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln, in San Diego for a tour in the Arabian Gulf. An aircraft structural mechanic, Ben works on the aircraft carrier’s flight deck, a busy job in a dangerous place, he said. “We were out for eight months,” he said. “It’s good to be home.” For the welcome home party, his mother, an O.R. nurse at St.John’s/Mercy Hospital in Berryville, decorated the tables with red, white and blue balloons, plates and napkins. Vickie Ginn made the chocolate cake and decorated it with flags and an anchor in gold frosting. Guests were friends of Foley’s from work and St. James Episcopal Church. “She has her church praying for me,” Ben said. The Gospel Sunday Brunch, which serves as church for many of the regulars, started three years ago when New Delhi owners John Wiley and Bill Sarad asked Fields and husband Larry Brick to create something with a spiritual vibe. Since then, it has attracted people of all faiths

and none. “People come up to Jennifer Jackson me and say, ‘I’m not a believer, but I love coming here on Sundays,’” Fields said. The gospel band is a version of the band Brick-Fields, which two weeks ago advanced from round one of the King of the Roots competition in Springfield, Missouri. Fields and Brick also lead the Sunday night service at First United Methodist Church, which starts with dinner at 5:30 p.m. For Gospel Sunday Brunch, they play with the band’s saxophonist, Casey Terry; Johnny Ray on bass, Daniel O’Brien on guitar and Lindy Ray on strings and vocals. The musicians plays traditional gospel, old hymns, African-American songs and original songs, Fields said. “I pray all the time I’m singing,” she said. “I draw from the spirit of the Lord.” Fields, who is originally from Pine Bluff, said she grew up singing rockand-roll and blues, and has only been singing gospel since she met Brick, who has been in Christian music for 30 years. According to the internet, “In the Garden,” which starts “I walk in the garden alone,” was written in 1912 by Charles Austin Mills, a pharmacist turned gospel music composer. Mills wrote 18 hymns, including “Dwelling in Beulah Land,” and the music for “Somebody’s Praying for Me,” which would also have been appropriate for the occasion. “Today we’re celebrating Ben being home,” Fields said. “We’re glad he’s home and safe.” Foley said Ben’s family has a record of military service stretching back to the Civil War. Ben was always patriotic, she said, and has been talking about join the military since he was four years old. “He memorized the Pledge of Allegiance by the time he was in kindergarten,” Foley said. “He saluted the flag in the garden.”

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Community Writing Program Spotlight Catch Me If You Can “I didn’t do it.” My voice sounded casual, carefree. I knew it had no flaws in tone or articulation; I had perfected it. I was a foolproof liar, simple as that. “Tell me the truth,” said the burly officer. “You’re young. Why would you do something like that?” I rolled my eyes. His brows furrowed. “I already told you I didn’t do it,” I said as I leaned back in my chair. He was the third detective to interrogate me on Cassidy’s case. Their arrogance that they could convince me to confess was almost embarrassing. I didn’t admit to anything--ever. They assumed I would crack if they threw the right question my way. “You’re a liar, Christian,” he growled. Well it’s nice of you to finally pick up on that, I thought with a note of irritation. It was no fun if they didn’t even suspect my lies. His accusation wasn’t derived from any mistakes on my part. There were none. It stemmed from the fact that no one

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Mallory Gates

could ever really trust anybody. “I can assure you, Detective, that I am a liar. We all are.” I shrugged. “But I’m telling you the truth right now.” Which was, of course, a lie. He took notes and I yawned, triggering an aggravated look. “Are we done here?” I asked, cracking my knuckles. I normally enjoyed the game of deception, but this was getting old fast. Cassidy almost wasn’t worth my time. I should have gone for another instead. He didn’t respond. “It’s getting late, Detective.” The detective drummed his fingers on the table, glancing at his surroundings. There wasn’t much to see besides blank walls and a cold tile floor. I didn’t understand the appeal of wanting to work here day after day, trying to siphon the truth out of swindlers and the occasional wronged man. It seemed like a pointless goal. After what felt like an eternity, he nodded reluctantly. Hopefully he realized that he was at a dead end. “You may go.” I stood and crossed the cold room, swinging my arms. I could feel the adrenaline pumping through my veins. “Are you a killer, Mr. Johnson?” My hand paused at the door handle. I pivoted to face him. “No, Detective.” The lie was smooth on my tongue. It almost frightened me at how believable I sounded.

Mallory Gates is fourteen and lives in Fort Smith, Arkansas. She attends Hackett High School and enjoys band, books, and being with friends. When asked how she came to create the character of a serial killer, she said: My thoughts have been revolving for some time around creating a character with flaws that are beyond the usual, flaws that are more significant than most. With murder trials constantly under discussion, it wasn’t hard to mold him. I wanted to make a character that was generally underestimated and fully capable of the darker things of life to show that nothing is perfect, and nothing ever will be. This killer’s goal is to force people to think.

To support the emerging local writers of the Community Writing Program at the Writers’ Colony at Dairy Hollow, the Lovely County Citizen is providing space each week to showcase their work. Pieces will be selected by the program manager, and students must have taken at least one workshop in the Community Writing Program, which was launched on July 21. Selections from instructors and student mentors of the program will also be presented. For more information email

I walked out, a grin spreading across my face. Are you a killer? The words echoed in my head. ‘Killer’ was an understatement, though it wasn’t altogether an insult. Cassidy St. James wasn’t the first, and she wouldn’t be the last. As the icy night air greeted me out-


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before the school’s open house last week, she went to her application site on and found this note from an anonymous donor: “I gave because every child deserves an opportunity to excel at school. Your project was chosen by me as a random act of kindness and it will be funded within the next few days. Please pay it forward by donating a dollar to a random project of your choice once it is funded. Thank you.” Two days before the school’s open house, Huddleston was notified the grant, valued at $778, was funded. “I felt like an eight-year-old at Christmas,” she said. Huddleston, who is starting her sixth year at Eureka Springs Elementary, doesn’t run a “sit at your desk” classroom, but one in which students move around and engage in activities. Knowing that some students struggle with focus, she looked for a way that technology could help and discovered one solution is listening to music. Students in special education will take iPods with them when they

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side, I laughed. I was simply Christian, or so they thought. I had changed my name dozens of times over the years. Jacob, John, Leo, Zachary. Names meant nothing. I was invincible, and I had normalcy on my side. No one would consider a face in the crowd a murderer. Catching me in the act was the only way to catch me at all. go to other classrooms, Huddleston said. The iPods will arrive within the next few weeks. “I’m very excited – I can’t wait to get started,” Huddleston said. A New York dot-come company called Next Jump provided all but $1, which came from the anonymous donor, who included a quote from Vikas Khanna in the note: “A disability is the inability to see ability.” Khanna, host of MasterChef India, was born with a physical disability, and is the founder of two disaster relief foundations and a culinary workshop for people with visual impairments. Huddleston said her students will write thank-you notes, and she plans to pay $20 forward – $1 for the original gift and $1 for each of her 19 students – through Donors Choose, an online charity that connects people to classroom needs. “I will look for a rural school in a community with a small population and students similar to ours,” she said. According to its web site, Donors Choose funneled 3,812 donations to projects benefiting 143,647 students last week. For more information, go to

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Lively Entertainment By Kristal Kuykendall

By Kristal Kuykendal

aaa There are lots of great music options this weekend in Eureka Springs. On Friday night, if you’re looking for some original Eureka-bred music and/or don’t want to wait for a late start for your live music, head over to the New Delhi Cafe for Mountain Sprout, which begins at 6:30 p.m.

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bow. (We are not making this up!) But all of Mountain Sprout’s members are highly energetic, spitting out original tunes and entertaining listeners with whitty lyrics and face-melting musicianship.  You won’t hear Mountain Sprout cover many — if any — old bluegrass standards, either; but you won’t mind when you hear these humorous story-songs about this group of back-country, pot-smoking, naturelovin’ good ol’ boys trying to survive life in a dry county. The Sprouts are a full-time working band and play shows year-round all over the country, including at Wakarusa Music Festival and its younger, smaller sister festival, Yonder Harvest Fest, also held at Mulberry Mountain Resort near Ozark.  Critics and fans alike adore Mountain Sprout, which also features Grayson VanSickle playing his machine-gun banjo, singing out a redneck novel of the members’s hilarious lives; guitarist Adam Waggs, who yanks the melody up by the ear and keeps it kickin’; and smiling Daniel Redmond, who pulls out cannon-fire notes pounding the stand-up bass. Kevin Kinder of the Arkansas Democrat-

Gazette wrote of the band after a performance in Little Rock: “Mountain Sprout has the look of wild all over them in their long beards and smoke and drink while they play attitudes. It is a potent combination and it works. The Quartet plays wild and loose too, sawing fiddles or trashing banjos. They inject their funny songs about smoking and drinking and fighting with fervor and a sense of believability.” The Sprouts have taken off in the past several years, from opening up for global icons Willie Nelson and Leon Russell to performing with jamgrass standard-bearers Yonder Mountain String Band and jamband titan Widespread Panic. Later on Friday night, The Ariels — Eureka Springs’ favorite and most-respected rock-and-roll cover band — performs at Chelsea’s, beginning at around 9:30 p.m. On Saturday night, my pick for the evening is Earl & Them, led by the infamous Earl Cates of The Cate Brothers, performing at Chelsea’s beginning at around 9 p.m. Earl Cate was listed in Steve Cropper’s Top Ten Guitar Players of All Time, after See Lively, page 26

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Concert Review Saturday’s night’s Bluegrass Festival headliners at The Aud were awesome. I was disappointed in the turnout (and was surely not the only one); the lower level of the Auditorium was not full, and the balcony was mostly empty. However, the folks who were there were clearly there to have a good time, and that’s what they got. So it worked out just fine. The two performers were Dread Clampitt, a Florida-based four-piece alternative or progressive bluegrass band with a distinctive Cajun/bayou flavor, and Folk Soul Revival, a Virginia-based five-piece group that plays a mix of progressive bluegrass and Texas country-like music. In my opinion, the opener, Dread Clampitt, stole the evening, hands down. From the audience’s reaction, they felt the same way. The group got a standing ovation not four songs into their set, and received three of them before they had left the stage for the last time, including the final one demanding an encore (which the band happily provided). Folk Soul Revival was also a talented group of performers, with a sound that reminded me of what might happen if Old Crow Medicine Show recorded a Pat Green or Corey Smith song. Great instrumentalism, fabulous lead vocals very reminiscent of Old Crow with unbelievable note range, sophisticated backup vocals (oohs and aahs and everything), and some fast-picking banjo parts that made my hair stand on end. Still, Texas country (even though I adore Pat Green’s music, for the most part) is not my favorite cup of tea, and I went to The Aud wanting to hear bluegrass — or some adaptation of it — so Dread Clampitt’s set, which lasted a little over an hour, was my favorite of the evening. The group, led by frontman, guitarist and vocalist Kyle Ogle, opened with an original, a humorous, bluegrass-countryrock tune called “Redneck Coozie.” I immediately noticed the acoustics in the room were awesome, but I was straining to hear the mandolin. I wanted more of it. I could instantly see that the man behind the instrument, Balder Saunders, was a virtuoso.


Dread Clampitt at The Aud: Progressive bluegrass jam at its best

Though from the balcony (from where I could get the best unimpeded video) it was hard to understand some of the lyrics, the audience downstairs seem to be understanding them just fine, chuckling at all the right spots and clapping along; the crowd really liked Dread Clampitt, right off the bat. The second song was another original, “What a State I’m In.” It featured a sort of uptempo, boogie-woogie beat, very Jerry-Lee-Lewis-goes-to-Kentucky, with Saunders on the mandolin handling the piano-appropriate lead — but again, I wanted to hear his instrument more. This song made me want to get up and jitterbug! What a great song! The acoustic guitar solo toward the middle of the tune sang out with heart — Ogle’s playing is very Willie Nelson in style but rocks 10 times harder. The group really began showing their wide range of styles with the third track, as bassist Kenny Oliverio opened the jazzy, Dixie-country song “Ain’t Gonna Worry” with a soulful solo part. On this song, I had a particularly hard time hearing and understanding the lyrics — a pet peeve of mine, as I am a lyric-oriented music listener in many ways — but the vocal notes were clear as bells and sounded great, with three-part harmony right on the mark. Ogle’s acoustic solo, played on his 1960-model Gibson LG1, was performed in such a rockabilly style that for a second I thought I was hearing a vintage Danelectro! Wow. Another impressive track was a Butch Hornsby cover called “Miss Y’all,” a sort of Cajun-flavored jam, slow to midtempo groove, that very much made me think of what might happen if Yonder Mountain String Band, Widespread Panic and The Band all hung out and jammed together. I loved the double-time bridge jam session and mandolin solo — Saunders in particular just smooth went off, as did John Reinlie on the drums. Next up was another cover, a touching rendition of Bob Dylan’s “Forever Young” that absolutely brought the house down and the crowd to its feet. It began with a gorgeous, finger-picked, high-note lead in two-part harmony on the mandolin and

guitar, followed by the mandolin playing the melody of the song. It was clear the band felt the meaning of this song. I am guessing this is because they, not to long ago, lost a former band member and friend to an untimely passing. Whatever the reason, their emotions translated beautifully on stage through the music, with a beautiful chorus and gorgeous threepart harmony — and yet another amazing mandolin solo. I’m telling ya, Saunders is amazing. Needless to say, the audience leapt to its feet before this song was even over, and I’m told there were some teary eyes in the crowd as well. It was indeed moving. The rest of the show featured a traditional-bluegrass rendition of The Band’s “Ophelia,” that I just loved (see the video at; a beautiful, original ballad that reminded me of an old Civil War bluegrass hymn I once heard in Lexington, Ky., called “Selfish Dream”; a Cajun-swing-country-

flavored track called “Bayou Country” that the audience loved; Kristal and a racy number Kuykendall called “Livin Out of Leavin” that featured a fast-driving beat, heavy mandolin lead, and very 1950s guitar effects and solo that halfway made me think Ogle was about to bust out some Johnny B. Goode moves. I honestly could not understand how the audience was sitting still! Photo by David Bell To close the set, Dread Clampitt lit up the room with a 6-and-a-half-minute jam called “Ridin’ High,” through which the group thoroughly impressed us all once again with their musical agility, instrumental prowess and sense of humor and personality. Check out the video at L5sZzzoQrTE. Editor’s note: Photos from the Bluegrass Festival weekend are available online at eurekabluegrass2012.



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School Lunch Menus

Following are school lunch menus for the week of Aug. 27-29: EUREKA SPRINGS SCHOOL DISTRICT BREAKFAST TUESDAY: Chicken fajitas, lettuce, MONDAY: Goldfish graham crackers, tomato, green pepper, pinto beans, salsa, cereal, juice, milk orange, milk TUESDAY: Pancakes, cereal, juice, milk WEDNESDAY: Breaded beef strips, WEDNESDAY: Muffin, cereal, juice, milk mashed potatoes with gravy, black eyed THURSDAY: Biscuit and sausage gravy, peas, tossed salad, fresh fruit, whole wheat juice, milk roll, milk FRIDAY: Scrambled eggs, toast, juice, THURSDAY: Ham/Turkey and cheese milk sub, corn on the cob, salad cup, sweet LUNCH potato pie, fruit, juice, milk MONDAY: Cheeseburger on wheat bun, Friday: Vegetable soup, crackers, cheese oven fries, salad cup, pears, milk toast, salad, peaches, milk


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gaining fame with his twin Ernie as The Cate Brothers. Writing and performing music for five decades, he has a unique style of playing that sets him apart, and his level of experience and professionalism is unmatched. He’s played and toured with Levon Helm and The Band, Crosby Stills and Nash, Bo Diddley, Little Feat and many others. His bands have shared the stage with Queen, Fleetwood Mac, Boz Skaggs, Lynyrd Skynyrd and many other rock legends of our time. Eureka’s own David Renko is a special member of Earl & Them, playing saxophone at many of their performances after playing with the Cate Brothers for 20 years. Following is the entertainment schedule for Eureka Springs venues for the coming week: THURSDAY, AUG. 23 • Squid and Whale: Open Mic Musical Smackdown with Bloody Buddy, 7 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Tavern (Highway 62): Bike Night with DJ Mark / Best Cleavage contest, 7:30 p.m. • Jack’s Place / Centerstage Live: Karaoke with DJ Goose, 8 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe: Skillet Lickers, 6 p.m. • Chaser’s: Tacos & Tequila, all night FRIDAY, AUG. 24 • Chelsea’s: The Ariels, 9 p.m. • Berean Coffee House: Live music, 7 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Tavern (Highway 62):

Jackson Cash (tribute to Johnny Cash), 7:30 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den (downtown): Eclectones, 7 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe: Mountain Sprout, 6:30 p.m. • Eureka Live!: DJ & Dancing 9:30 p.m. to close • Jack’s Place / Centerstage Live: Tightrope, 9 p.m. • Squid & Whale: 3¢ Genius (rock/ alternative), 9:30 p.m. • Cathouse / Pied Piper: Dime Trip, 8 p.m. • SATURDAY, AUG. 25 • Squid & Whale: Copesetic (jazz/blues/ funk), 9:30 p.m. • Chelsea’s: Earl & Them, 9 p.m. • Jack’s Place / Centerstage Live: Tightrope, 9 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Tavern (Highway 62): Left of Center, 7:30 p.m. • Rowdy Beaver Den (downtown): Effron & Emery, 7 p.m. • New Delhi Cafe: Skillet Lickers, 11:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.; Live music, 7 p.m. • Eureka Live!: Live DJ and Dancing, 9:30 p.m. to close • Cathouse / Pied Piper: Jason Gordon, 8 p.m. SUNDAY, AUG. 26 • New Delhi Cafe: Gospel Sunday Brunch with Brick-Fields, 11:30 a.m., The Carper Family, 3:30 p.m. • Chelsea’s: Dead Tree String Band, 4-8 p.m. • Eureka Live!: Customer Appreciation Night specials 5 p.m. to close • Squid and Whale: Local Kine, Local Musicians Showcase, 7:30 p.m.


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hospital and university are close by. She also likes the fact that Eureka Springs is surrounded by lakes, forests and mountains. “It’s a breath of fresh air for a kid from Kansas,” Garrett said. She does have to travel – in addition to mentoring affiliates and doing media tours, she worked with the House Subcommittee on Financial Security to curb predatory lending practices and testified before Congress on Social Security reform. But she enjoys the drive back from the airport in Rogers because it gives her a chance to unwind. “I hit the ground in Northwest Arkansas, walk 100 yards to the parking lot, hop in the car and start driving,” Garrett said. “The first half of the way, there’s some traffic, then I get into Carroll County. All of a sudden it’s beautiful, it’s hills. “It’s truly an amazing transition,

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Foley wore her “Proud Navy Mom” T-shirt, which has a picture of the U.S.S. Abraham Lincoln on the back. Sitting next to Ben, Foley noted that Fields sings “In the Garden’ better than she does. “I always cry when I sing it,” Foley said. While he’s on leave, Ben plans to visit his older sister, Kristin, and his niece, Cadence, 4, in Oklahoma. Then he’ll

going from the hectic hubub back to the natural world.” Now that she’s found her way to Eureka Springs, Garrett is looking forward to another lifestyle change: slowing down her work load so she can focus on being a parent. Six years ago, when she still lived in the Kansas City area, Garrett started the process of applying to adopt a child. Last week, she found out that she is at the top of the list of prospective parents. “I’m waiting for a phone call that says, ‘Sheryl, you’re going to China to pick up your daughter,’” Garrett said. Raising a family in a front-porch community where you know your neighbors and the children graduate from high school with the same kids they went to kindergarten with – that’s her idea of a hometown. “I like to call it ‘Funky Mayberry,’” she said. For more information about the Garrett Planning Network, go to www. head back to Whidbey Island, where he will be stationed stateside about a year. His next eight-month deployment will be on the U.S.S. Ronald Reagan. When he returns, his mother will undoubtedly throw a party. Gospel Sunday Brunch is 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. at the New Delhi Cafe and Patio, 2 North Main Street, Eureka Springs. Indian buffet or order from menu, which includes American food. For more information, call 479-253-2525 or go to

Transition Nancy Foggo

Nancy Jo McElhannon Foggo of Eureka Springs died Tuesday, August 14, at Circle of Life Hospice House in Springdale, Arkansas. She is survived by her husband, Kenneth L. Foggo, one daughter, Sydney Elizabeth Foggo; one son, Ian Zephyr Foggo; and many friends and family. Memorials should be made to Circle of Life Hospice, 901 Jones Road, Springdale, Arkansas 72762.

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Wisecrack Zodiac ARIES: When a little birdie tells you something juicy, think twice about acting on it, especially if he has early worm-breath. Can you really trust someone if they get up at the crack of dawn just to gobble something down? TAURUS: Finding a balance in your life can be difficult, but it would be a lot easier if you quit trying to stand on a big rubber ball like a performing seal. Relax, and let someone else jump on your balls. GEMINI: You don’t get a trophy just for participating in life; sometimes you have to make an effort to win the blue ribbon. Try your best this week because let’s face it, you’ll never win Miss Congeniality. CANCER: Cleaning out the fridge is a great way to spend Saturday, as long as you don’t eat everything you find. You don’t want Sunday to be Explosive Diarrhea Day and have to steam-clean the church pews. Again. LEO: Don’t worry about losing your marbles; life isn’t that kind of game. It’s more of a Twister/chess combo, with a little Five Card Stud mixed in. Limber up and get your poker face on, and you’ll have a fighting chance. VIRGO: You’ll watch the mighty take a banana peel tumble on Thursday, and that’s your cue to either laugh like a crazed hyena or help them up. One will help your career, while the other just feels so right. LIBRA: On Tuesday you’ll have a great hair day, you’ll find jeans that make your butt look adorable, and you’ll have a lilt to your voice that makes you sound like Samantha from ‘Bewitched.’ Don’t you dare hide indoors all day, get out and strut that stuff while you’ve got it. SCORPIO: Some days it doesn’t pay to get out of bed in the morning, but you’ll turn that into a moneymaking venture as well. Just remember to use protection and find

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a suitable pseudonym for your dirty movies; preferably nothing with “Wiggly” in it. SAGITTARIUS: Being anonymous suits you fine; the spotlight always adds ten pounds of ego anyway. Try selling your 15 minutes of fame on eBay to some overtanned reality star wannabe. CAPRICORN: Everything in life is not a competition, but that won’t stop you from stretching a Finish tape across your office door. Remember to keep that at work, because it won’t go over well in the bedroom.

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Beth Bartlett

Scapulimancy AQUARIUS: This week, you’re like a Chinese buffet: you can be sweet, you can spicy, you can even be naked, but you’ll always be chicken. Find your bravery and move up on the food chain. PISCES: Watch your tongue on Friday. Fat-bottomed girls may not actually make the world go round, but they can knock you out of orbit if you make remarks about their personal gravity. Answers on page 27

The shaman carves his ancestors’ writings on the shoulder blades of cattle, heats them, and interprets the writings in relation to how the bone cracks.

Deborah Quigley

On this land my ancestors communicate through the sound of the house settling; the call that brings generations of cows off the ridge, and the rasp of their rough tongues licking their measure of sorghum grain. Guidance lies in the spines of father’s books like the eggs of silverfish. He calculated crop yields in the margins and scribbled the cure for ringbone and spavin. Patina browns the pages like rice paper burning on the family altar. Bent corners crack and fall off as I search for what he intended to say.


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Level I items including a new front door color at 34 E. Mountain St., new signage for West Foods at 124 E. Van Buren Ave., a new face on an existing billboard, and a new fabric awning for a deck on North Main Stre et. The Consent Agenda items are Level I applications that the City Preservation Officer believes to be in accordance with the Design Guidelines. Any commissioner or member of the public may place any Consent Agenda item on the Regular Agenda for discussion. There were also four administrative approvals on the agenda. Applications for administrative approvals are where the repair or work involves no changes in materials or color, as well as changes in roofing color. In this case, the approvals involved tearing off and rebuilding a damaged porch at 15 Benton St., a re-roof at 1 Angle St., repaired gutters at 14 Kingshighway, and sidewalk material change at 234 Spring St. Finally, commissioners did a second reading of an amendment to their rules and procedures which say that any application that is rejected by the HDC must be responded to with a signed letter within 10 days after the application is rejected, and if approved, a letter must be sent immediately after the meeting where it was considered. The next HDC meeting is scheduled for Wednesday, Sept. 5.

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Announcements EUREKA SPRINGS FARMERS' MARKET IS GROWING. NEED MORE VENDORS! 300-500 attendance/day. Come join the excitement. Arkansas' first solar powered market. For info call Frank 479-253-4950 or Stuart 479-244-5667

FLORA ROJA COMMUNITY ACUPUNCTURE- providing affordable healthcare for the whole community. Sliding scale fee. $15-$35 per treatment with an additional $15 paperwork fee on the first visit only. You decide what you can afford to pay! Francesca Garcia Giri, L.Ac, 479-253-4968. 119 Wall Street. THE EUREKA SPRINGS FARMERS MARKET The first SOLAR powered farmers market in Arkansas. "IN TOWN OFF THE GRID AND GOING GREEN" Plan to join us at the first soon to be annual BLUE MOON NIGHT MARKET on August 30th from 6:00 to 11:00 P.M. Bring or purchase some items for dinner, put it on our grill at the market, sit back and enjoy a relaxing evening with all your favorite venders. The Ozark Flavor (our farmers market bluegrass band) will be performing from 6:00 to 9:00 then we will enjoy easy listening sounds by DJ Steve. Come to your Farmers Market and see solar power in action. Visit with our solar expert Jerry, see what can be accomplished with solar. Solar powered Tuesday and some Thursdays. This week we have Tomatoes,Chicken,Beef,Baked goods,Squash,Potatoes,Garlic,Beautiful Flowers,lots of veggies and Hand crafted bags. As always, free coffee in the gathering place and fans to keep you cool. Enjoy BLUEGRASS MUSIC Thursdays featuring OZARK FLAVOR. Start planning to enter your best CHILI recipe in our CHILI Contest being held on September 20th and you can win cash and prizes. Be a part of your market,feel the buzz, and taste the difference. Tuesday and Thursday 7am till noon. Pine Mountain Village Parking Lot, See ya there.

Garage Sale "MOVING" SALE AUGUST 24, 25 AND 26 10:00am to 5:00pm 41 Ridge Rd. Mundell Hts. (Off Mundell Rd) 479-253-9663 Living and Family Room Furniture, Appliances, Kitchen Table and Chairs, Kitchen Ware, Storage Cabinets, Collectibles, Christmas Decor and Glass Hutches. RUMMAGE SALE IN ALPENA Inside Alpena City Hall. Look for Signs. Friday, August 24th and Saturday, August 25th, 7am to ?. Antiques,Collectibles,Primitives,Jewelry,Clothes, Dolls,Old doll clothing,Lots of sewing notions,Linens,Fishing tackle and Lures,King-size mattress/frame,hide-a-bed,2 old swivel chairs,Quilt tops,Beanies and Barbie Dolls,Lots of Miscellaneous items.


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Business for Sale

Services Offered

THREE FAMILY YARD SALE 25 Kansas Street Thursday-Saturday All Day. Porcelain Dolls, Movies, Glass Coffee Table, Books, Fish Tank, MORE.

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

WONDERLAND ANTIQUES BUYS/SELLS antiques, primitives, unique vintage items. Open 10-5 Closed Wednesday. Hwy 62 east of Eureka 3 miles. 479-253-6900

FOR SALE: TURN-KEY Food Service Business in Eureka Springs. Great Location, great lease, can be operated seasonally or year round! Priced to sell by owner. Walk in and take over today! Serious inquiries only. Contact FOR SALE: TURN-KEY Food Service Business in Eureka Springs. Great Location, great lease,can be operated seasonally or year round! Priced to sell by owner. Walk-in and take over today! Serious inquiries only. Contact


Land for Sale

PET SITTING/HOUSESITTING. New to area. For Eureka Springs, Holiday Island and surrounding areas. 25+ years experience. Reliable, references, insured. Call for details of service. Emily 918-409-6393, Lynn 479-363-6676

AWESOME LAND FOR YOUR CUSTOM HOME, 3 acres, Beaver Lake view, upscale community, $39,000 per acre. Must Sell. Don't miss this. 479-899-6428

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PET THE BOARDING TYPE? Beavertown Boarding, climate controlled, indoor/outdoor runs. Small dog suites. (Cat) aribia. On premises owners. Intake and pick-up available 7 days/wk. 479-253-9426 SUN CONURE $250.00 Comes with nice big cage. Green Cheeked Conure, $150.00. Comes with medium cage. Hand Tamed. Call 870-426-4711

Help Wanted CNA DAY AND NIGHT POSITIONS 12 Hour Shifts. 479-253-9800 Holly House Assisted Living HOUSEKEEPER GREAT PAY! Must be dependable,detail oriented,have own reliable transportation & cell phone. Set Hours/Day, includes Weekends. Call 479/253-9493 NOW TAKING APPLICATIONS for snack bar clerk, working cook/kitchen manager, prep cook/dishwasher, and part time wait staff. Please apply in person at ES & NA Railway depot. STYLIST, NAIL TECH Needed, boothrent. Also, space for rent for Massage or Esthetician. 479-253-2447 Ask for Christina

Commercial for Sale PRICE SLASHED! 1600 SQUARE FOOT RETAIL SPACE was $189,000, Was $175,000, NOW $167, 500 . Downtown Eureka Springs, same owner since 1964. Inventory and fixtures separate. 479-253-9870

LOVELY 2 ACRES with lots of trees. Close to town, no mobiles. $18,000 OBO 870-847-1934

Services Offered CHEF4YOU CATERING/PERSONAL CHEF SERVICE: Call Denise @(479) 253-6118. I can work with any budget and all types of events. PERSONAL CHEF Service available, healthy weekly meals prepared for you and your family. HOUSECLEANING SERVICES. DEEP CLEANING TO BASICS. EXPERIENCED. ATTENTION TO DETAIL . VERY RELIABLE . MANY GREAT REFERENCES AVAILABLE. VERY THROUGH, HARD WORKER (479) 363-6273 LAST RESORT SOLUTIONS for old and new injury affecting nerves, brain, vascular, respiratory, digestive and urinary systems. Pain, Numbness, Fatigue, Brain Fog, Allergic or Inflammatory states. Neurology, Acupuncture, Kinesiology, Clinical Nutrition. Steven Shiver, DC, ND. 479-665-2544

LICENSED ESTHETICIAN experienced body & face waxing & facials. For an appointment call 479-981-9099. Best prices in town! LOG HOME OWNERS Professional preservation & restoration services. Cob blasting, chemical stripping and sealing. Sikkens certified applicators. Call Steve for evaluation and estimate. 479-981-0573 "NO BLAST ROCK EXTRACTION" No risk of damaging your neighbor's footings, or foundation. We specialize in basements, roads, pads, and unwanted boulders, etc. 870-423-6524 or 870-654-3650

OZARK PAINT COMPANY Interior, Exterior, decks and pressure washing. Call Andy Stewart at 479-253-3764

FREE REMOVAL OF JUNK/UNWANTED CARS and trucks. No title? No problem. Call now 479-372-2768 HANDYMAN HOME REPAIRS AND REMODELING-carpentry, drywall, decks, tile, plumbing, electrical. One call does it all. Bonded for E.S. Serving NWA since 1977. Bob Bowman. 479-640-5353 TREE WORK - Skilled tree care: trimming, deadwooding and removals. Conscientious, professional arborist and sawmiller, Bob Messer (479) 253-2284 Q&R OUTDOOR SERVICES. Gutter cleaning, mowing, pressure washing, deck staining and tree removal. Call John 479-253-7395 QUALITY INTERIOR & EXTERIOR Painting & Staining. Call Steve 479-981-0573 Tractor work, brush-hogging, driveway grading, firewood split & delivered $80/rick. Clean-ups and haul offs. CASH ONLY 479-656-3468

For Rent 2BR NEAR DOWNTOWN $525 Gas and water paid. First, last and $100 deposit. 479-253-7806 or 479-981-0549 FOR RENT HOLIDAY ISLAND near lake and marina. 1 BR Villas/2 BR Townhouses from $375.00/mo 479-253-4385 HOLIDAY ISLAND FURNISHED one bedroom. $525 for single, includes utilities. Quiet, clean, nice deck. Security Deposit. Lease. Local References. 981-2979

HOLIDAY ISLAND TOWNHOUSE 2BR/1.5BA, LR, DR, FP, outdoor deck, end-unit, quiet. $595/mo, water/trash paid. 479-981-6206 LARGE 1 BR COTTAGE Quiet location in Historic District. Central Heat and Air. Available now. $600.00/mo plus deposit. 479-981-2043 SMALL COTTAGE, 1 BEDROOM, beautiful quiet street, washer/dryer, refrigerator, gas stove, central heat/air $575.00/mo. Utilities not included. 479-236-0613

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For Rent

Commercial for Rent SUPER SHOP SPACE WITH great display windows on upper Spring Street. Available July 1. Call 479-253-9481 today or email

Vehicles for Sale 2006 JEEP LIBERTY 4 WHEEL DRIVE. EVERYTHING RUNS GREAT! $6,000.00 FIRM. 479-244-0610

Misc. for Sale CHICKENS ON A NEST, Crystal Decanters, Etc., Glassware, Quail, "Kincade" Christmas, Villages, "St. Nicholas" Christmas Villages, Outdoor Christmas Decor, Etc. 479-253-9663

FREE KITTENS TO GOOD HOMES Call Amanda 479-244-5585 LARGE DOG FOR FREE Does not like cats. Pit Bull Mix. House broken, well behaved. 479-244-7675


WEEKLY RENTAL LOW RATES STARTING $139.00. Refrigerator, microwave, television. Close to Shopping Area. Call 479-981-3533


Pet of the Week

DERKSEN PORTABLE BUILDINGS for sale or rent-to-own across from Walmart, Hwy 62 West, Berryville. No credit check. Free Delivery. 870-423-1414 ENTERTAINMENT CABINET BLACK, 67"H/49"W GREAT CONDITION. GLASS DOOR CABINET. ANOTHER ENCLOSED CABINET. PLENTY OF SHELVES. PRICED TO SELL! $75.00 OBO. (479) 363-6273 FOR SALE: BOWFLEX TreadClimber TC5500. BRAND NEW, NEVER USED! $2,800.00 Call 417-271-0305 KING, QUEEN MATTRESSES FOR SALE. BOX, SPRINGS, FRAME AND MATTRESS ONLY $50.00 PER SET. SEE AT 139 HUNTSVILLE ROAD 479-981-3533

Give-Aways FREE KITTENS TO GOOD HOMES Call Amanda 479-244-5585 LARGE DOG FOR FREE Does not like cats. Pit Bull Mix. House broken, well behaved. 479-244-7675

Charlie Brown is a small 3-year-old Chihuahua mix who came to the shelter in April as a stray. He is very sweet, loves attention, is housebroken and walks well on a leash. Charlie also gets along well with other dogs and would make someone a wonderful companion. He is neutered, has had all his shots and is ready for his forever home. For more information on Charlie Brown or other animals available for adoption, call the Good Shepherd Humane Society Animal Shelter at 479-253-9188 or stop by the shelter on Highway 62 East in Eureka Springs. Shelter hours are noon to 5 p.m. daily except Wednesdays.

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Chew On This New Orleans:


Don Lee

Gustatory adventures

Everyone who eats should experience the food of New Orleans. I lived there just under a year, but that was long enough to discover the in’s and out’s of the fried shrimp po’ boy, oysters on the half shell with horseradish and lemon juice, and of course the muffuletta, a sesame loaf the diameter of a Frisbee, split horizontally and stacked with layers of marinated olive salad, capicola, salami, pepperoni, ham, Swiss cheese and provolone. I worked at a deli through that summer, frying chicken and making po’ boys till 2 a.m. before heading home each night on my bicycle down in the Bywater where the canal runs into the Mississippi. Later I washed dishes at a classy place down there called Elizabeth’s; their signature dishes include grits & grillades, a traditional New Orleans food generally served at breakfast or brunch – as with Mud Street Café here, Elizabeth’s is famous for their breakfasts – consisting of roast beef slow cooked with vegetables and served over grits. They also put brown sugar on their bacon, also known as “Pig Candy.” Don’t say no till you’ve tried it; it’s pretty addictive stuff. When I was working as a carpenter’s assistant for a few weeks, my boss took me to a shrimp boil, another famous first for me, at a pool party just around the corner from the wine bar down by the Navy station. I didn’t realize the boudin grilling on the barbecue was just a warmup act and enjoyed myself too immensely before the hostess came out, spread sheets of newspaper on the picnic table, and piled it high with a mountain of boiled shrimp mixed with corn on the cob and boiled new potatoes. (Boudin, as you probably know, is a mix of rice and meat packed into sausage casings and is best grilled, with saltines, hot sauce and ice-cold beer.) I ate too much and suffered gloriously afterward. Speaking of alcoholic beverages, the only thing wrong with Eureka Springs is there ain’t a daiquiri shack in sight. When

I was working (briefly) at one of Emeril Lagasse’s restaurants up in the Quarter, I made friends with a cook named John Sinku who showed me around town. One day I told him I wanted to see a genuine alligator, and he said he’d grant my wish if I would then run him to a daiquiri shack. So we drove out to the Barataria Preserve and walked along the boardwalk above the swamp and sure enough, after about five minutes, John pointed. “There’s your alligator, dude,” he said, gesturing to an adolescent reptile floating serenely in the murky waters. “Now let’s go get a daiquiri.” Daiquiri shacks are like BaskinRobbins for grown-ups and are located through the region around New Orleans. You go in and there are these rows of those big swirly things like a slushie machine at 7-11 churning around, and you get the biggulp-size cup with a lid and a straw, and then you balance it on the handlebars of your bicycle and ride the eight blocks to your house, and when you get there you’ve drunk most of it through the big straw on the ride, and when you stop you fall right over the handlebars, and the pretty Cajun girl next door laughs and laughs and laughs. I have no space here to cover everything edible in NoLa nor even very much of what’s available – Hubig’s Pie factory, for example, which was destroyed by fire only last month (no more little fried lemon pies wrapped in wax paper!), or the items you do find on any good menu down there, dirty rice or gumbo or Jambalaya or étouffée. Or all the places like Vaughan’s Lounge at 4229 Dauphine Street, where on Thursday nights you can go listen to Kermit Ruffins jazz and eat free red beans and rice. Or the girl I dated who ate boiled turkey necks and crawdads right out of the brown paper bag and sucked the heads and threw the shells on the ground. She was a country girl.

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Restaurant Guide YOUR GUIDE TO THE EATING OUT IN EUREKA SPRINGS AND THE REST OF LOVELY COUNTY Full Espresso Bar Organic Loose Leaf Teas Local Art Non Smoking Full Bar Daily except Tues. & Wed. Breakfast & Lunch

Famous Sour Cream Pancakes, Huge Omelettes, Burgers, Wraps, Reubens, Salads Many Vegetarian Selection

Friendly service in a cozy atmosphere

FINE DINING • PREMIUM WINES & COCKTAILS Serving Wed. - Sun. 5-9 p.m.

Locals’ Specials on Wednesday & Thursday

22-G South Main St. • 479-253-6732

Many have eaten here... Few have died.

Breakfast served ‘til 2 p.m. Daily

Steaks • Seafood • Chicken Mouthwatering Mexican Bodacious Burgers 37 Spring St. / 10 Center St. Soups • Salads & more

Autumn Breeze Fine Dining Steak & Seafood

2883 Hwy. 23N. • 479.253.5466 Private Club License

One of the best meals I’ve ever eaten.

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

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Transmission line fire causes 13-hour weekend power outage BY KATHRYN LUCARIELLO A tree falling on a transmission line that caused a fire resulted in an almost 13-hour power outage in western Carroll County last Saturday, Aug. 11. Carroll Electric spokesperson Nancy Plagge said that shortly before midnight, a tree outside Carroll Electric’s right-ofway fell down and broke a transmission line pole. A fire was ignited, which caused the line to burn down, she said. Plagge said she did not know the exact location. “I know they had difficulty getting to it,” she said. “They had to bring a dozer and cut a new road to it. That transmission line goes through some pretty rough areas, but we do have an easement for that line.” An area resident said he was told the fallen tree was in an area near Thorn-

crown Chapel. Doug Reed, owner of Thorncrown Chapel, said personnel came through his property. “They had a paramedic there and fire truck,” he said, “but we never saw any smoke. They never told us exactly what the problem was.” He said neither the chapel nor his home was affected, and no bulldozer came through his gate. Asked if he had had issues with Carroll Electric wanting to clear his right-of-way in the past, he said there had been one time when clearing had come near the chapel area, but he and the electric cooperative had since worked it out, and Carroll Electric was being a lot more “lenient” about its clearing. Thorncrown Chapel is a major local tourist attraction. Its 48-foot tall structure

has 425 windows and more than 6,000 square feet of glass, affording those sitting inside a view of the surrounding forest. It’s important to maintain that visual environment, Reed said. “They are working with us, and we are very relieved,” he said. Plagge said the transmission line was a power line that feeds high-voltage power to the Grassy Knob substation. The substation then steps it down and feeds it out to the distribution lines that go to homes and businesses. A transmission line failure can have far-reaching effects, and she said there were 1,523 meters out as a result of this incident. A second power outage in that area occurred Monday morning, the 13th. Plagge said a piece of equipment called an oil circuit recloser failed, causing the outage for about five hours.

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