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Then and Now: April 17, 2014 (04/21/15)
The First Baptist Church of Green Forest has sat in the same location since its founding in 1854.
Easy as 1-2-3: Kindergarten Roundup aims to simplify registration (04/17/15)
Kindergarten Roundup at Berryville Elementary School is going to be a little different this year. According to principal Kelly Swofford, parents will receive help at the event -- scheduled for 9 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, May 1, at Bobcat Arena -- if they don't have all the information necessary to register their children for kindergarten...
GF council OKs water rate increase (04/17/15)
Green Forest residents will be paying a little more to use city water soon. At its meeting Tuesday morning, the Green Forest City Council approved Ordinance 645, raising the rate to match the Carroll Boone Water District's rate increase. This increase, Mayor Charles Reece said, is 25 cents for 1,000 gallons of water to fund the construction of a parallel water line...
Carving in the Ozarks (04/17/15)
Stevie Songer of Oklahoma works on a carving at last year's Carving in the Ozarks Chainsaw Carving Festival in Eureka Springs. This year's event begins Friday and continues Saturday behind Cornerstone Bank and McDonald's in Eureka Springs. Times are 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday and 8 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, with an auction at 4 p.m. Saturday...
Alzheimer's talk is rescheduled for April 24 (04/17/15)
Betsey Broyles-Arnold and daughter Molly Arnold-Gay will discuss Alzheimer's disease in-depth from 2 p.m. to 4 p.m. Friday, April 24 at the Freeman Heights Baptist Church as part of Mercy Hospital's auxiliary program. Though the seminar was originally scheduled for April 10, the women had to push it back for personal reasons...
Riding season begins (04/17/15)
'You know where we're going so you take the lead,' Matt Terry of Florida tells his friend John Bell of Berryville before they set out Thursday morning for a motorcycle ride in the Ozarks. Sam Johnston, also from Florida, joined Terry and Bell on the ride on what was expected to be the only clear day this week...
Eureka Springs High School hosts blood drive Monday (04/17/15)
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) has issued a Code Yellow Alert for A Negative and O Negative bloody types. There is currently less than a two-day supply of these blood types available for area patients. Donors are urged to give blood at an area blood drive or CBCO donor center...
Carroll County Jail Log, April 10-16 (04/17/15)
April 10 Cabrin Michael Charland, 31, Harrison, was booked on drug court violation. Brandy Marie Hans, 32, Berryville, was booked on failure to appear. Monica Lynn Wolfe, 27, Harrison, was booked on driving on a suspended license, failure to pay and obstruction of government operations...
Special visitors (04/17/15)
Carroll County Extension Agent Bruce Lee visited the Carroll County Learning Center PreK Building in Berryville on April 9 with farm animals for the children to view. He told the children about how these animals give us food and clothing. Lee is CCLC's community helper for the month of April. 'We appreciate him and all he does for the farmers and youth of Carroll County,' the center said in an email...
New again: Restoration group spearheads next mural project on BV Square (04/14/15)
Berryville Restoration Fund, Inc. is at it again. Established as a nonprofit last October, the fund has begun work on a new mural on the side of Painter's Palette on the Berryville Square. Mary Nell Billings, who helps execute the murals, said this mural will be an old Big Smith Jeans and Overalls ad. On the ad, she said, a cowboy is pictured with his hand in the air atop a bucking horse...
Opera in the Ozarks announces 2015 summer season (04/14/15)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- Opera in the Ozarks has announced the schedule for its 65th anniversary season. OIO, a nationally acclaimed program for young opera professionals, will open its 2015 summer season on Friday, June 19. The season runs through Friday, July 17 -- featuring 22 performances of three operas, fully staged and costumed with an orchestra of musicians...
Bus accident sends two students to hospital (04/14/15)
Two students were transported to Mercy Hospital in Berryville on Monday afternoon after a traffic accident involving a Green Forest school bus. According to an accident report from the Arkansas State Police, a bus driven by Danna M. Wise, 64, of Alpena, was eastbound on U.S. ...
Organizers making plans for Ice Cream Social (04/14/15)
The fact that it's the 30th anniversary of the annual Berryville Ice Cream Social isn't all that sets this year's celebration apart from the past. According to Cody Qualls, president of the Berryville Chamber of Commerce, the chamber has been working to establish a schedule of events for the musical acts slated to perform Friday, June 12, and Saturday, June 13, on the square...
Truck overturns in Eureka Springs (04/14/15)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- The driver of a Coca-Cola delivery truck was not injured, but the trailer suffered major damage and its contents were a total loss after the truck overturned Saturday morning on U.S. Highway 62 . According to a press release from Capt. Nick Samac of Eureka Springs Fire and EMS, emergency responders were dispatched about 8:05 a.m. Saturday to the intersection of U.S. 62 and Carroll County Road 302...
Carroll County nonprofits receive more than $50,000 in online donations (04/14/15)
With $46,300 raised for Carroll County nonprofits alone, ArkansasGives Day was certainly successful. Taking place April 2, the event was the Arkansas Community Foundation's first one-day online-only giving event. It resulted in $1.98 million being raised by the public, with $2.33 million being distributed to nonprofits including prizes and bonus dollars. ...
Manager provides update on Easter Day apartment fire (04/14/15)
Michael Conard, manager of Carroll House Apartments in Berryville, said apartments that were damaged or destroyed by a fire on Sunday, April 5, will be rebuilt. "Management has begun the assessment of the damage and will work to rebuild," Conard said in an email message Friday. ...
Then and Now: April 14, 2015 (04/14/15)
This is what the First Baptist Church in Green Forest looked like in 1931. It was situated adjacent to the current educational building. The sanctuary was started in 1901 and dedicated in 1902, and remained in use until it was replaced in January 1950. ...
BV student to attend summer youth camp in Washington, D.C. (04/14/15)
Carroll Electric Cooperative has selected Trey Neal, a Berryville High School junior, to attend Youth Tour this summer in Washington, D.C. While on Youth Tour, students from across the nation learn more about the workings of the government and the electric cooperative, as well as gaining leadership skills. The trip includes a guided tour of the U.S. Capitol, meetings with federal legislators and tours of the war memorials, presidential monuments and the Smithsonian Institution...
BV Lawn & Garden Show slated April 25 at community center (04/14/15)
The Berryville Farmers' Market announces the 2015 Berryville Lawn & Garden Show. The show will be held from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, April 25, in the west parking lot of the Berryville Community Center. "You can expect vendors with all types of products and information to support the family garden or lawn and the small farm," a press release from the farmers' market said. " There will be bake sale items, food vendors, and a full day of entertainment from local musicians."...
Volunteers retire from Eureka Springs Fire & EMS (04/14/15)
Eureka Springs Fire & EMS has announced the retirement of volunteers Orville Murphy and Bob Jones. Both firefighters are from the Buck Mountain area. At the April fire meeting the duo were presented with their fire helmets complete with decorative plaques...
Trike-A-Thon (04/14/15)
Desteny Chuc pedals her tricycle as part of the Green Forest Child Care Trike-A-Thon on April 9.
Green Forest Beauty Review (04/14/15)
Green Forest schools recently hosted the annual Beauty Review.
Ozark Mountain UFO Conference (04/14/15)
Bobby Orr, of Hattrick Enterprises, makes props and custom items in his Branson-based business. He produces specialty items for a variety of venues and last weekend he brought his selection of laser-engraved and extra-terrestrial-themed items to the annual Ozark Mountain UFO Conference in Eureka Springs. Here he shows off his his 'Hillbilly Test Tube Alien' baby...
Published authors: BV seventh-graders celebrate with book signing (04/10/15)
The transition is complete. After working on a collaborative research book all year, Berryville seventh-graders signed their individual pages Wednesday afternoon, solidifying them as published authors. Seventh-grade teacher Candy Phillips, who began the project last year, said this year's class was excited to research historical sites of Carroll County. Another seventh-grade class, she said, put together a similar book focusing on the history of inventions...
Body of missing driver recovered from Table Rock Lake (04/10/15)
The body of George "Joe" Pyshny was recovered from Table Rock Lake on Monday afternoon, Holiday Island Fire Chief Jack Deaton confirmed. Pyshny's body was discovered by two fishermen about 4 p.m. Monday. They called 911 and the Holiday Island Fire Department and the Carroll County Sheriff's Office responded and retrieved Pyshny's body...