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EAST Night Out: Program challenges students to solve problems (10/17/14)
"We have an amazing thing," Berryville High School freshman Connor Teigen said at the school's EAST Night Out on Monday, Oct. 14. This thing, according to Teigen, is a website dedicated to teaching computer coding to people of all ages and disciplines...
Berryville chamber presents annual awards (10/17/14)
The Berryville Chamber of Commerce held its annual Awards Banquet on Wednesday. Winners were: Noteworthy New Business -- Danny's Tire and Full Service Business Excellence -- Brashears Furniture Small Business Excellence -- R. Dawn Allen CPA, Attorney...
GF mayor says Walmart Express still in works (10/17/14)
GREEN FOREST -- Despite a few hiccups, Mayor Charles Reece is determined to see a Walmart Express built in Green Forest. At Tuesday's meeting of the Green Forest City Council, Reece explained that the store's construction has been momentarily delayed because of legal issues...
Sigmon is finalist for State Fair Queen (10/17/14)
LITTLE ROCK -- Berryville's Kylee Sigmon was selected as one three finalists Tuesday in the Northwest Regional competition for the 2014 Arkansas State Fair Queen pageant. She will compete for the state title on Saturday at the state fairgrounds. Sigmon, 16, is a senior at Berryville High School where she is the president of the National Honor Society, Student Council and Future Farmers of America. ...
Hyatt to retire as Eureka Springs police chief (10/17/14)
Eureka Springs Police Chief Earl Hyatt has announced his plans to retire on Dec. 31. Hyatt said in a phone conversation that he plans continue working part time and take some time off to think about what he'll do next. He does have plans to do volunteer work with the Eureka Springs School District and with the police department...
Benefit show will help ESHS graduate (10/17/14)
Joyce Dunham is determined to bring her daughter, Carrie Dunham, back to the United States to be treated for Cushing's Disease. To help with that cause, Joyce Dunham will host a special music show Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Pine Mountain Theater in Eureka Springs...
No injuries (10/17/14)
The driver of this car apparently fell asleep and lost control of the vehicle Wednesday morning on Highway 62 just east of Berryville. The driver was not injured. He exited the car before it caught fire. No further details were available at press time. (Jeff Worrall photo)...
Fight against fluoride hits setback in Eureka Springs (10/17/14)
At Monday's Eureka Springs City Council meeting a proposed ordinance whose sponsor said was intended to protect the quality of Eureka Springs' water quality was voted down by a 3-2 margin. In an ongoing effort to keep fluoride out of the Eureka Springs water system, Alderwoman Mickey Schneider introduced an ordinance requiring the Carroll-Boone Water District to list all the ingredients of the fluoride to be added to the water system...
Eureka Springs to draft ordinance banning future animal circuses (10/17/14)
The Eureka Springs City Council voted unanimously Monday to have City Attorney Tim Weaver draft an ordinance that would ban future circuses from using live animal acts to perform in the city. The Carson and Barnes Circus is scheduled to perform Nov. 5 at Lake Leatherwood Park. The performance has drawn criticism from Eureka Springs residents who say circus animals are mistreated...
Tamale Festival (10/17/14)
The annual St. Anne's Catholic Church Tamale Festival was held at the Berryville Community Center on Oct. 11. The ballroom at the center was full with folks enjoying the tamales and other traditional foods and kids playing games. Pictured above, Sam Qualls, a second-grader from Holiday Island, tries to win a few Milky Ways as Bailey Doss, left, and Erica Batres watch. Bailey and Erica are Berryville seventh-graders watch. (David Bell/Carroll County News)...
ES School District to present annual report to public (10/17/14)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- The Eureka Springs School Board will hold its regular monthly meeting at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 21. School district officials will open the meeting with the annual "Report to the Public" on several areas of school life, which include test scores and school performance, federal programs, school district finances, accreditation status, board training and hours, the Arkansas Comprehensive School Improvement Plan and special education...
Showmanship Winners (10/17/14)
At its annual meeting the Carroll County Farm Bureau gave awards to the Showmanship winners from this year's Carroll County Fair and Livestock Show. Winners in the junior category were: Beef, Logan Sigmon; Dairy, Addyson Fultz; Sheep, Dawson Stice; Swine, Hope Braziel; Horse, Marlea Stone; Goat, Stran Wagner. ...
School Menus, Oct. 20-24 (10/17/14)
BERRYVILLE Monday, Oct. 20V No school Tuesday, Oct. 21 Breakfast: Muffin, string cheese stick, fruit, juice and milk Lunch: Chicken and noodles, black-eyed peas, tossed salad, fruit cocktail and milk or hamburger or cold cut sandwich Wednesday, Oct. 22...
New member appointed to CBWD board (10/17/14)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- On Thursday the Carroll-Boone Water District board appointed a new board member and voted to issue $10 million in bonds, with another bond issue after the first of the year. The separate Carroll County board for the water district appointed Howard Collins of Green Forest to fill out the remaining term of Harold Collins, who passed away in June. Howard is Harold's brother and is a retired dairy farmer who now runs a beef cattle operation...
WCCAD to meet Monday (10/17/14)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- The Western Carroll County Ambulance District will meet at 4 p.m. Tuesday at the Eureka Springs fire station. On the agenda is an item to accept the resignation of board member Jim Simmons of Inspiration Point, and to vote on the appointment of Sam Ward, of Inspiration Point, to replace him...
Restricted duty: Sheriff wants review of incident involving K-9 (10/14/14)
The Carroll County Sheriff's Office K-9 that attacked a handcuffed suspect during a Sept. 20 incident in Green Forest will be on restricted duty while the incident is reviewed, Sheriff Bob Grudek said Monday. Tyson, an 8-year-old Belgian Malinois, bit and held 24-year-old Brannon Badley for approximately 90 seconds during the incident despite repeated commands from his handler to release. Badley suffered deep puncture wounds that required treatment at a local hospital...
Storm damages homes on Highway 187 (10/14/14)
Sitting on a love seat in her home, Mabel Waldon hardly seemed shaken by the wind storm that wiped out half of her home's roof early Monday morning." Thank God it blew all the walnuts off," she said, explaining that her son has to pick up all the fallen walnuts to properly mow her yard. "Now we won't have to do that for a while."...
Green Forest celebrates homecoming (10/14/14)
Green Forest High School Homecoming Queen Tehya Newberry is flanked by her escorts, Santiago Martinez and Mackenzie Arciga, at Friday's Homecoming assembly. In front are Roper Turner, holding the football, and flower girl Natalie Fuentes. (Photos by Trevor Tegley)...
Water board to hear update on fluoride, other projects (10/14/14)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- At its meeting Thursday, the Carroll-Boone Water District board will hear an update on the fluoride feed facility project, as well on other capital projects that are underway. Brad Hammond, president of consulting engineering firm McGoodwin, Williams & Yates, said last week that the fluoride feed project is scheduled for completion in January 2015, not this month, as had been previously thought, although he said the project could be operational by Dec. 19...
KY3 visits Green Forest (10/14/14)
KY3 personality Steve Grant signs an autograph for a fan as the station's "Celebrate the Ozarks" visits Green Forest last Friday for the noon news show. Folks from across Green Forest and Carroll County came to watch the broadcast, which was moved into the Country Rooster because of rainy weather. (David Bell/Carroll County News)...
ES school board meeting postponed (10/14/14)
The Eureka Springs School Board has postponed its monthly meeting until 5:30 p.m., Tuesday, Oct. 21. The meeting will start with the annual "Report to the Public" on the general state of the school district, followed by the regular board meeting. The meeting will take place at the administration building at 147 Greenwood Hollow Road...
Hungry Bowls (10/14/14)
Carroll County's food banks were the beneficiaries of the Hungry Bowls Benefit, organized and sponsored by the Eureka Springs Pottery Association. Each guest was presented a hand-made piece of pottery, made by the association's members, as well as a serving of one of the various homemade soups. Music and fellowship were also in abundance at the benefit, which was held last Thursday at the newly opened Ale House on U.S. 62 West. (David Bell/Carroll County News)...
Events scheduled at Green Forest library (10/14/14)
Several events are scheduled over the next few weeks at the Green Forest Public Library: The Friends of the Green Forest Library is hosting a Book Sale on Thursday, Friday and Saturday, Oct. 16-18. Hard- and paperback books of all kinds will be available. All proceeds from the book sale will go to the library's remodeling fund in preparation for an expansion...
Video reveals more details in K-9 incident (10/10/14)
A Carroll County Sheriff's Office K-9 that attacked a suspect during an incident in Green Forest bit the suspect's thigh for approximately 90 seconds despite a deputy's repeated commands for the dog release, a video recording of the incident shows. The video shows the deputy cursing at the suspect twice -- once while the man is being bitten by the dog and once after the dog releases...
Homecoming Queen: Berryville students honor beloved classmate (10/10/14)
Hali Braziel was born with mental disabilities, but that hasn't prevented the Berryville High School senior from having a positive outlook on life. That attitude, according to several varsity football players, is why Braziel was voted Berryville's Homecoming Queen last Friday...