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Help for county: Obama approves governor's request for federal assistance (02/09/16)
Carroll County got some good news from Washington, D.C., on Friday as President Barack Obama approved Gov. Asa Hutchinson's request for a federal disaster declaration after severe weather and flooding hit Arkansas in late December and early January...
Homecoming Court (02/09/16)
Berryville High School held its Winter Homecoming ceremonies Friday night at Bobcat Arena. From left to right are Callie Harp, Kelby Howerton, Queen Ally Teague, Cody Allen, Dani Gerster and Timmond Turner. In front are attendants Karson Casey and Kai Killingsworth. (Photo by Charles Chappell/www.photoshelter.com/CCImages)...
Quiz Bowl teams reach state tournaments (02/09/16)
Junior high teams from Berryville, Green Forest and Eureka Springs will be competing in the state Quiz Bowl tournament. The teams competed at the regional tournament earlier this month, with Berryville and Eureka Springs each taking third place in their respective regions. Green Forest won second place in its region...
Shelter making improvements, will re-open March 21 (02/09/16)
The Board of the Good Shepherd Humane Society (GSHS) met Jan. 27 to set priorities and vote on items related to the much needed changes at Carroll County's no-kill shelter. The shelter was closed Jan. 24 after newly hired manager Rachel Brix brought multiple concerns to the attention of the board. Many of Brix's concerns regarded animal health and safety, as well as breaches in computer...
High winds, lack of rain may prolong fire ban in county (02/09/16)
If Carroll County continues to experience high winds and little precipitation, its fire ban should continue as well. Carroll County Judge Sam Barr issued the fire ban on Feb. 2, saying dry weather and high winds led to the decision. The fire ban prohibits burning any fires of any kind. Barr had previously issued a red flag warning, which urges residents against unnecessary burning...
Valentine Revue (02/09/16)
The 2016 Valentine Revue royalty for Berryville schools. Front row, from left to right: elementary school King and Queen Noe Pineda and Tessa Johnson; intermediate school King and Queen Kyler Clark and Shayleigh Broeker. Back row, from left to right: high school king and queen Dustin Robertson and Kelly Simon; middle school Queen and King Jacey Howerton and Tucker Bradley. (Photo by Charles Chappell/www.photoshelter.com/CCImages)...
Then and Now: Feb. 9, 2016 (02/09/16)
Grandview used to be a busy little town with a post office and another store. Here is a picture from the late 1950s when D.L. Stidham owned it. He bought the station in 1938.
Successful year: BV's McKinney discusses State of the City (02/05/16)
Last year was eventful for the city of Berryville. Mayor Tim McKinney delivered his State of the City address Tuesday night, calling 2015 a successful and prosperous year for the city. One of the highlights of the year, McKinney said, was a change to the animal control ordinance protecting the public and animals within the city...
New additions: Three female deputies fitting in well at CCSO (02/05/16)
When Sheriff Randy Mayfield took office in January 2015, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office (CCSO) had no female deputies. Today, it has three. CCSO Chief Deputy Maj. George Frye explained that Mayfield hired the office's first female deputy, Deputy Christina Marcum, last February. Cpl. Janet Galland was hired at the end of 2015, and Deputy Casey Trost was brought on this week...
BV council agrees to use community center as secondary emergency facility in case of disaster (02/05/16)
The Berryville Community Center is now available to Mercy Hospital in case of emergency. On Tuesday night, the Berryville City Council voted to establish the community center as a secondary emergency facility for the hospital. Jamie Robinson, a representative of the hospital, explained that the community center could be needed as an alternate care site after a disaster...
Blowing off steam (02/05/16)
As the temperatures across Carroll County dropped for a couple of days this week, the steam from the Tyson plant in Berryville formed cotton candy-like clouds over the facility. The forecast for this weekend calls for warmer temperatures. (Photo by David Bell/Carroll County News)...
Barr issues fire ban (02/05/16)
Carroll County Judge Sam Barr has issued a fire ban for the county. Barr issued the ban Tuesday, saying residents aren't allowed to burn any outside fires of any kind. The ban, Barr noted, isn't surprising. He issued a red flag warning last week, urging residents against burning unless necessary...
Then and Now: Feb. 5, 2016 (02/05/16)
It was officially called the Oak Valley School, but to locals it was always known as the 'Who'da' School. That was short for 'Who'da thought it?' A former student, Cecil Smith, related that the man who built the school (in the early 1900s) was working on it when a stranger approached and asked what he was building way out here in the woods. ...
Mustang Car Show will be produced by the Greater ES Chamber of Commerce (02/05/16)
The Greater Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce has announced that they will produce the Mustang Car Show. The event will be held May 21 at Pine Mountain Village. "We are happy to continue the tradition of a successful car show," Tammy Thurow, Chamber president, said. "We have heard from so many businesses about how important this car show is to their business that we just had to help."...
Foundation scholarships available for Carroll County students (02/05/16)
Arkansas students can now apply online for more than 100 private scholarships through Arkansas Community Foundation. April 1, 2016, is the deadline to apply. Students can begin their online application by visiting www.arcf.org/scholarships. "Post-secondary education is a key to financial stability and opportunity," said Heather Larkin, president and CEO of the Arkansas Community Foundation. ...
OzMoMu brings home ALFiE award (02/05/16)
The winners of the 2015 ALFiE Awards, given by the Arkansas Festivals & Events Association, were announced recently during the association's 32nd Annual Conference at the Arkansas 4-H Center in Little Rock. The ALFiEs, an acronym for "Arkansans Love Festivals and Events," honor the best and the brightest in the preceding year. The awards were presented by Association Executive Director Jenna Friday...
Red Flag Warning (02/02/16)
A grass fire in the pasture on U.S. 62 across from McDonald's got out of hand last week, but the Berryville Fire Department made short work of the blaze. Berryville building Inspector and volunteer firefighter Carl Goins rides on the front of the tanker truck and puts out hot spots. (Photo by David Bell/Carroll County News)...
Barr asks residents to refrain from burning (02/02/16)
Carroll County Judge Sam Barr has issued a red flag warning for the county. Barr said Monday he issued the warning last week and explained that it urges residents against burning unless necessary. Dry and high winds, Barr said, led to the warning. Berryville fire chief Shannon Chester further described the weather in the county...
Coworkers recall Hill's compassion (02/02/16)
Coyla Hill worked at the Green Forest School District as a paraprofessional for 25 years and left a mark on many. Intermediate school principal Chandra Anderson recalled how Hill, who died on Jan. 21 at the age of 62, interacted with students and teachers...
Howerton is geography bee champ (02/02/16)
Jacey Howerton, an eighth-grader at Berryville Middle School, won the school's National Geographic Bee earlier this month. Shane Wilson was the runner-up, and Erica Batres won third place. The competition was open to seventh- and eighth-graders. In the preliminary round, students answered seven rounds of oral questions to qualify for the next level of competition. ...
Born to fly (02/02/16)
An immature bald eagle takes flight from its perch just off Highwayy 21 North on Monday. At a distance and with just a quick glance, juvenile eagles can often be confused with hawks. But the larger size and the mottled appearance of the feathers on the wings and body give it away. (Photo by David Bell/Carroll County News)...
'Mammovan' returning to Carroll Co. in March (02/02/16)
After a successful run last year, mobile mammograms will be back in the spring. The mammogram van will be stationed in the Walmart parking lot in Berryville on Tuesday, March 8. The mammograms are operated by the North Arkansas Partnership for Health Education (NAPHE), which extended its grant funding for the screenings to Carroll County last fall. The first screenings in the county took place last October at the Echo Clinic in Eureka Springs...
Student of the Quarter (02/02/16)
The Elks Lodge recently recognized its Students of the Quarter at Eureka Springs High School. The students are Mathew McClung (top photo), pictured with Dr. Ken Brown of the Elks Lodge; and Naomi Floyd (bottom photo) pictured with ESHS Principal Kathryn Lavender. These students were nominated by staff based on their dedication to academics and athletics, volunteerism in their community and overall character. (Submitted photos)...
Then and Now: Feb. 2, 2016 (02/02/16)
This photograph, dated circa 1925, shows an old Carroll County schoolhouse with an unusual name. Around 50 students regularly attended the little country school until a school consolidation law forced the state's rural schools with fewer than 350 students to close by 1949. At that time, the school chose to voluntarily consolidate with the Berryville School District. What was this old school and where was it located?...
Weekly program features Ozarks music (02/02/16)
Ozark Highlands Radio, a new syndicated, hour-long program, made its debut on Jan. 8, 2016. The weekly show will be broadcast on public radio stations across Arkansas, with 40 original episodes produced each year. In addition to the music, "Feature Host" segments take listeners on a musical journey with historians, authors and personalities who explore the people, stories and history of the Ozark region...