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BV woman struck by lightning (07/28/16)
A Berryville woman who was struck by lightning on Sunday remained in a Fayetteville hospital on Monday. Tammy Smith was transported by helicopter to Washington Regional Medical Center in Fayetteville after being struck by lightning at approximately 6:41 p.m. Sunday at her home...
CALENDAR OF EVENTS (07/27/16)
Note: Regular, ongoing meetings are listed in the section below specific date events, and that section is updated frequently. Many ongoing meetings have special speakers/events; be sure to check that section. JULY 27 Craft and Story Hour The Eureka Springs Carnegie Public Library will hold preschool craft and story hour at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, July 27...
Cleared for takeoff: ES school board approves community center deal (07/26/16)
After months of discussion, the Eureka Springs School Board and Eureka Springs Highlander Community Center Foundation have agreed on a lease-purchase agreement for the old high school property. The school board voted on Thursday, July 21 to approve the contingent on changes discussed at the meeting. Board member Al Larson pointed out a part of the agreement saying the school district can still show the property to potential buyers while the community center foundation is leasing it...
Student honor: BV mom receives Entergy Scholarship (07/26/16)
Susan LeVan of Berryville was awarded the Entergy Scholarship on Thursday, July 21. A press release from the Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas says the scholarship is made possible by a contribution to the Arkansas Single Parent Scholarship Fund by Entergy Corporation...
Home health, hospice options still available for county residents (07/26/16)
Carroll County residents still have affordable and accessible options for home health and hospice services. Mercy confirmed in a statement July 1 that it will close its home health and hospice location in Berryville effective Sept. 1. Pat Price, administrative director of Mercy Home Health and Hospice, said one of the primary factors that went into Mercy's decision was the availability of other home health and hospice agencies in Carroll County...
1 killed, 5 injured in weekend collision (07/26/16)
A Huntsville woman was killed and five other people were injured in a two-vehicle accident Sunday on Arkansas 412 in Carroll County. According to a preliminary report from the Arkansas State Police, a 1998 Ford driven by Misty D. Phillips, 38, of Huntsville was eastbound on Arkansas 412 near Dryfork at 4:51 p.m. when it crossed the center line and struck the front left of a 2014 Nissan driven by Erica Culp, 27, of Fayetteville...
Inside look: Loaves and Fishes gives tour of food bank (07/26/16)
Carroll County residents got an inside look into how Loaves and Fishes Food Bank of the Ozarks operates last Friday. Loaves and Fishes partnered with the Berryville Chamber of Commerce for the monthly "Coffee with the Chamber" event. Guests were invited to stop by Loaves and Fishes from 8 a.m. to 9 a.m. Friday, July 22, for coffee, homemade banana bread and a tour of the facility...
And the winner is ... (07/26/16)
Clay Maxey administrative assistant Marilyn Wallis holds one of the numerous Yeti products that Clay Maxey Ford of Berryville gave away at the dealership's Business After Hours open house last Thursday. The event was held in conjunction with the Berryville Chamber of Commerce. Drawing the name at right is Mike Graves, the Berryville dealership's general manager. (Photo by David Bell/Carroll County News)...
Malfunctioning rifle injures Carroll County man (07/26/16)
A report of a suspicious vehicle on the parking lot of Mercy Hospital in Berryville last week will not result in criminal charges. According to a news release from the Carroll County Sheriff's Office, county dispatchers were advised at 1139 a.m. Thursday, July 21, of a red Ford Mustang on the hospital parking lot...
BV library holds art raffle for new building fund (07/26/16)
The Berryville Public Library is working on its next chapter. The library is currently selling raffle tickets for an original watercolor painting by Berryville artist Kriste-lee to raise money toward the goal of a new library building. Library director Julie Hall said she and her staff decided to hold the raffle during the summer because it is one of the library's busiest times of the year...
Then and Now (07/26/16)
Most folks who have been in Berryville for long have seen the white, two-story house that stands on the tree-shaded lot at the intersection of Academy Road, Clark Road and West Church Avenue. Many may even know that it was once Clark's Academy. A few may know that before the 1942 tornado the old school -- by then a private residence -- had a third floor, blown off by the twister. ...
Back to school shoe distribution slated for Aug. 13 in ES (07/26/16)
The Rotary Club of Eureka Springs is sponsoring a back to school shoe distribution in partnership with Samaritan's Feet from 3 p.m. to 6 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 13, at the Eureka Springs High School cafeteria. All students who receive free or reduced-price meals in the Eureka Springs, Berryville and Green Forest school districts are eligible to pick up a new pair of shoes. The Rotary Club has 300 pairs of shoes in a variety of sizes. They will be handed out on a first-come, first-served basis...
CAPC discusses goals for third-party review (07/26/16)
The Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission met on Friday, July 22, to discuss the third-party review scheduled for August. The commission on July 20 approved Johanson Group to review its day-to-day operations. Commissioner Damon Henke said July 13 that the evaluation would review procedures and operations of the commission. ...
Accused rapist: Green Forest man arrested in case involving minors (07/22/16)
A Green Forest man has been arrested and is accused of raping two minors. A press release from the Green Forest Police Department says 34-year-old Victor Scharrer was arrested on four counts of rape involving persons under 14 years of age. The department began investigating the alleged rape of two minors on June 3, the release says, and an arrest warrant was issued for Scharrer on Monday, July 18, along with a search warrant for his residence in Green Forest where items were seized as possible evidence.. ...
Making change: Penny fundraiser helps fund mural project (07/22/16)
Pennies have been raining down on the Berryville square. Attorney and former circuit judge Gerald "Kent" Crow has set up a milk can outside his office for people to drop pennies in as a fundraiser for the Berryville Community Restoration Project's next mural...
Berryville board grants easement for soccer fields (07/22/16)
The Berryville School Board voted at its regular meeting Monday to grant an easement to the city to allow access to the planned soccer fields. Mayor Tim McKinney approached the board to request the easement. He said the city was looking to extend Freeman Street past Bobcat Arena to allow access to the planned soccer fields. The street will be three lanes, McKinney said, to allow for a turn lane...
Saunders Museum grant on hold (07/22/16)
The Saunders Museum may have to wait a while for its grant from the Arkansas Humanities Council. Alderwoman Linda Riddlesperger told the Berryville City Council at its Tuesday meeting that the museum had not yet received its $2,213 grant. She said she had contacted a representative from the Arkansas Humanities Council about the issue...
Community project (07/22/16)
Claira Watson, a Berryville junior, and Daniel Coley, an eighth-grader from Haas Hall in Fayetteville, work in the middle of the assembly line stuffing backpacks with everything students will need to start the upcoming school year. The supplies will be distributed to students from all three county school districts, through Loaves and Fishes Food Bank. ...
Tommy Terrific puts on a show for local kids (07/22/16)
How many times does a teacher or other presenter have of a room full of preschool and elementary children in the palm of his hand? Not often, you say? Magician Tommy Terrific (aka Tommy Diaz) from Little Rock had the rapt, undivided attention of 60 youngsters and a dozen adults on Monday at the Berryville Library. ...
GF school board OKs $500 supply stipend for teachers (07/22/16)
All of the teachers in the Green Forest school district will receive a $500 stipend for classroom supplies this year. The Green Forest School Board voted at its July 18 meeting to give the stipend to all teachers in grades K-12. Superintendent Matt Summers said the board is required by state law to give a classroom supply stipend of either $500 or $20 per student to all K-6 students...
CAPC chooses contractor for third-party review (07/22/16)
The Eureka Springs City Advertising and Planning Commission has agreed on a contractor to review the commission's day-to-day operations. At a special called meeting Monday afternoon, the commission approved Johanson Group for the operational evaluation. ...
Then and Now (07/22/16)
Here's the 1987 iteration of the Flat Iron Building at Spring and Center in Eureka Springs. It's the third Flat Iron to be built; the first was in 1880. As seen in the photograph in Tuesday's Midweek edition, there were pigs coming down the dirt street that was Spring St. In this shot there's a Hog going up Spring Street and a 'Vette coming down. (Photo courtesy of Cruise The Ozarks)...
Eureka Springs Parks commission approves mid-year budget review (07/22/16)
The Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Commission is on track when it comes to the budget. On Tuesday night, the commission voted voted to approve the mid-year budget review. Parks director Justin Huss said the monthly spending is consistent with payroll each month, noting that the commission is up $15,000 in tax collections this year. The revenue at Lake Leatherwood, he explained, is responsible for the majority of these collections...
Quiz Bowlers (07/22/16)
Berryville's fifth- and sixth-grade Quiz Bowl team won third place out of 18 regional teams at the OUR Quiz Bowl Tournament earlier this year at Northwest Arkansas College. Team members are Tayvyn Putman, Whitney Taylor, Nate Allen, Chet Hudgens, Benjamin Rogers, Jack Dignan, Brody Perkins, Nathan Edwards and coach Larissa Allen. (Submitted photo)...
Then and Now (07/22/16)
Here's another historic view of the Flat Iron Building in Eureka Springs -- the original building. It was constructed in 1880 and made of brick. But demonstrating that brick buildings are also susceptible to fire, this first of three Flat Irons burned in 1890. ...