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Tuesday, July 22, 2014
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Opera royalty comes to Carroll County (07/15/14)
CARROLL COUNTY -- When bluesman BB King came to Eureka Springs to play at the Aud, it was a big deal. When opera diva and Metropolitan Opera star Latonia Moore came to Carroll County last week, it was an equally big deal. Moore took time out of her busy international schedule, which includes performing...
Green Forest bank unveils new name (07/15/14)
First National Bank of Green Forest has a new name with a long history, On Monday, the bank announced that it will rebrand and change its name to Anstaff Bank. Customers can expect to see new signage and rebranding at the end of July when the bank unveils a new logo...
Albert's Gas Station becomes Check's for a day (07/15/14)
BERRYVILLE -- A National Geographic freelance photographer passed through Berryville several years ago on an assignment to capture the flavor of the Ozarks. He had heard about an iconic restaurant in Berryville and drove over on a cold winter day. The lights inside the cafe made halos through the steamy, moist windows of Check's Restaurant...
Water board to hear update on fluoridation (07/15/14)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- The Carroll-Boone Water District board will hear an update Thursday on construction of the fluoride-dispensing project, as well as on payments from Delta Dental for the facility and those to the contractor. The board also will consider approval of life insurance and AD&D coverage for employees exposed to silica, part of the fluoridation process...
Hospital board honors Harp (07/15/14)
On May 22, the Mercy Hospital Berryville Board of Directors honored Board Chair Richard Harp with a plaque in his honor for his many years of service to the hospital and community. Harp was an original member of the first Board of Directors of Carroll General Hospital in 1969. ...
Berryville students honored at Harding (07/15/14)
Two Berryville students have been named to the dean's list at Harding University in Searcy for grades achieved during the spring 2014 semester. Sophomore Drew Howerton and junior Emily Hale were named to the dean's list. The list is published each semester by Dr. Larry Long, university provost, honoring those who have achieved high scholarship. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incomplete courses...
Youth Theater presents 'Little Women' at Aud (07/15/14)
The Youth Community Theater of Eureka Springs will present two performances of "Little Women" at 7 p.m Aug. 1 and 2 at the Auditorium. The performances are free. Published in 1868, Louisa May Alcott's best-known novel tells the story of the four March sisters -- Meg, Jo, Amy and Beth -- and their home life in New England during the Civil War. ...
Marion County woman pleads guilty to Medicaid fraud (07/15/14)
LITTLE ROCK -- A Marion County woman pleaded guilty July 10 to felony Medicaid fraud for billing the state's Medicaid program for services she did not provide, Attorney General Dustin McDaniel announced. Amanda Coker, 36, of Yellville was convicted in Pulaski County Circuit Court on one count of Medicaid Fraud, a Class B felony. Special Circuit Judge John Plegge sentenced Coker to five years of probation. She was ordered to pay a fine of $10,357.95 and restitution of $3,452.65...
Take care to keep livestock healthy at shows (07/15/14)
As livestock producers and their children prepare for and compete in breed-sponsored shows and county fairs, they should be careful to avoid bringing home any diseases, cautions Dr. David Fernandez, Cooperative Extension Program livestock specialist at the University of Arkansas at Pine Bluff...
Loss for community: CCSO maintenance supervisor remembered fondly (07/11/14)
BERRYVILLE -- Walt "Larry" Noftsger of Berryville passed away Friday, July 4 in Springfield, Mo., at the age of 68. Noftsger worked as maintenance supervisor at the Carroll County Sheriff's Office Detention Center, where he was responsible for the maintenance of the facility and grounds...
Eureka Springs school board votes against teacher (07/11/14)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- Several students broke down in tears after the Eureka Springs School Board voted Tuesday night to accept Superintendent David Kellogg's recommendation not to renew music teacher Chad Martin's contract for next year. Upon the board's adjournment, some adults called out "Shame on you!" to the grim-faced board members. Absent from the hearing was board member Chris McClung...
Berryville Police Department adds four reserve officers (07/11/14)
BERRYVILLE -- The Berryville Police Department swore in four new officers to its reserve program on June 27. The new reserve officers are Billy Phillips, Alfonso Rengel, Elizabeth Saldana-Martinez and Andres Lemus. Reserve officers are volunteer officers, and they are not compensated for their work. However, the police department doesn't let just anyone into the program...
County steps away from airport dispute (07/11/14)
A committee of the Carroll County Quorum Court met Tuesday afternoon to continue discussion of some issues regarding the Carroll County Airport Commission. The justices of the peace who formed the committee listened once more to both sides of a dispute, but they ended the meeting with the conclusion that the quorum court had no standing to dictate how the CCAC runs the airport...
The Kids of Summer (07/11/14)
Summer is a fun time for school children but it sometimes gets somewhat boring. But programs in Eureka Springs and Berryville give kids a diversion for part of the day, while imparting life-lessons in a fun way. The Eureka Springs summer program is sponsored by the Eureka Springs Police Department and overseen by the school's resource officer Brian Young. ...
School board candidates will run unopposed (07/11/14)
All available positions on Berryville, Eureka Springs, Green Forest and Alpena school boards are uncontested for 2014. The Zone 1 position on the Berryville School Board, which is a five-year term, is currently held by Vonda Bailey. Bailey is not running for re-election, and Chad Hipps is running unopposed for that seat...
West receives scholarship at dentistry school (07/11/14)
Geoff West, a 2007 Berryville High School graduate who is attending the University of Tennessee School of Dentistry, has received the Dr. James T. Andrews Memorial Scholarship. The Andrews scholar has demonstrated outstanding abilities in the areas of restorative dentistry during the pre-clinical and clinical years while upholding excellent academic standing. This award is presented to third-year students. Geoff was one of three students out of 90 students to be chosen for this scholarship...
Giving Tree grants available (07/11/14)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- Nonprofits in Carroll County can go to www.arcf.org to download an application for Giving Tree Grants through the Carroll County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation. Arkansas Community Foundation is a nonprofit organization that fosters smart giving to improve communities...
Ladies of Faith brunch set for July 29 (07/11/14)
The Ladies of Faith Brunch will be at 10 a.m. July 29 at the Gazebo Restaurant in Eureka Spring. The speaker will be Roxie Braux. Braux was a Sunday School teacher in Louisiana women's groups and taught Royal Ambassadors. She also worked at the Great Passion Play and was the docent at Thorncrown Chapel where she was the wedding coordinator. She is presently taking time out to write her first book titled Pathways to God and a devotional book titled Yes Lord...
Rawlings to speak at Berryville Baptist Church (07/11/14)
Dr. Harold Rawlings will be speaking at Berryville Baptist Church on Sunday morning August 3 at 10:30 AM. Dr. Rawlings is noted for his presentation named "Trial By Fire". His presentation centers on the little-known but riveting account of how the English Bible came to be. He uses a portion of his large collection of ancient Bibles to illustrate his presentation...
Todd-Mason Team coming to Eureka Springs First Christian Church (07/11/14)
A Todd-Mason Farewell Tour Celebration Rally with Cecil Todd and Lowell Mason from the Revival Fires Ministry is scheduled at First Christian Church in Eureka Springs on Sunday morning, August 31 at 10:30 a.m. This service will mark the 60 year anniversary of Cecil Todd and Lowell Mason working together in Christian Ministry. ...
Keeping the Faith: A Garden in the Wilderness (07/11/14)
By Ronnie McBrayer More than a decade ago, former Chief Justice Roy Moore of the Alabama Supreme Court installed a massive granite monument inscribed with the Ten Commandments in the rotunda of the Alabama State Judicial Building. Two years later it was removed by court order as a violation of the separation of church and state. Shortly thereafter, Justice Moore was also removed by court order from the Alabama State Judicial Building...
Fourth fabulous; Fire on the Mountain fantastic (07/09/14)
The long holiday weekend provided lots of opportunities for all the traditional activities associated with the annual Independence Day celebration. The weather was near-perfect and Carroll Countians made the most of the holiday. Fire on the Mountain was held on Saturday, July 5. ...
Serious injuries: Deputy undergoes surgery after rollover accident (07/08/14)
CARROLL COUNTY -- A Carroll County deputy underwent surgery Monday at a Springfield, Mo., hospital with a broken shoulder and neck after a rollover accident north of Urbanette in the early hours of Monday morning. Sheriff Bob Grudek said new deputy Jonathan Moran was responding at around 1 a.m. ...
Grudek says Huffington Post writer twisted his words (07/08/14)
A recent article on a prominent Internet site cast Sheriff Bob Grudek in a negative light, but he told Carroll County News the author completely misrepresented his views. In an interview last week, the sheriff said a June 16 article on the Huffington Post website described him as blaming the victims of domestic violence. He said no one who knows him would believe that...
Rogers achieves Signature Artist status (07/08/14)
HOLIDAY ISLAND -- After having a number of his photographs juried in over several years to the Artists of Northwest Arkansas regional shows, photographer Bob Rogers has achieved "Signature Artist" status. To become a signature artist, a member has to have works juried in to a minimum of five of the organization's annual regional shows. Entries are accepted from a 10-state area...