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Beefing up security: BV Board votes to update bus bin cameras (09/23/16)
The Berryville School Board voted to increase security for the district's transportation building at its Monday meeting. Dr. Paul Hines, the district's facilities, maintenance and transportation director, recommended the school board expand the security camera coverage to the bus bin area...
Berryville Icon: Helen Brashears remembered for commitment to family, business (09/23/16)
Carroll County lost a longtime community leader this month. Helen Brashears, owner of Brashears Furniture with her husband Vol, died Thursday, Sept. 8. She was 93. Helen grew up in Berryville and graduated as valedictorian of her high school class. After attending business college, she began working at First National Bank of Berryville where she served as assistant to the president, Digby West...
No suspense in school board election (09/23/16)
The unofficial results for the Carroll County 2016 annual school board election are in. Sherry Cochrane, elections coordinator, said the election had no contested races and was conducted through early voting and absentee ballots. No election day polls were opened, she said...
City attorney: Ball is in Entergy's court (09/23/16)
The Berryville City Council is waiting to pursue legal action against Entergy until hearing from the company's attorney. City attorney Clint Scheel informed the council at its Tuesday meeting that he has been researching the legal issues regarding the relocation of Entergy power lines for the College Avenue project...
Green Forest board OKs buyout on machine leases (09/23/16)
The Green Forest School Board approved a buyout on five machine leases at its Monday meeting. Superintendent Matt Summers said AAA Business Systems, the district's previous provider for printers, copiers and other office machines, had recently lost the bid to Corporate Business Systems. ...
CAPC agrees to create 10-year plan for The Auditorium (09/23/16)
The Eureka Springs City Advertising and Promotion Commission will have its hands full over the next few months. The commission agreed on Sept. 14 to create a 10-year plan outlining how the proposed 1-percent sales tax will affect The Auditorium. The proposed tax would be split between the city's water and sewer and The Auditorium, with 25 percent going toward The Auditorium and 75 percent going toward the city's water and sewer infrastructure...
Then and Now (09/23/16)
Seventy years ago this month, the Missouri and North Arkansas Railroad stopped service, which included the line through Green Forest and the rest of Carroll County. The rails ran south of the ball fields and the abandoned depot went through various ownerships. ...
Historical museum announces dates for living history tours (09/23/16)
The Eureka Springs Historical Museum has announced the dates for the 8th annual Voices from Eureka's Silent City living history tours at the city cemetery. This year's performances will take place from Thursday, Oct. 20, to Saturday, Oct. 22, as well as Friday, Oct. 29 and Saturday, Oct. 30...
Clear Spring School seeking donations for language lab (09/23/16)
For the students learning a foreign language at Clear Spring School, a computer dedicated to foreign language programs could make all the difference. High school block teacher Jessica Fitzpatrick said that's why the school has created an online fundraiser to raise money for 10 computers. ...
Perfect fundraiser: Holiday Extravaganza pop-up shop raises money for GSHS (09/23/16)
It didn't take long for Eurekans to fill the parking lot at Good Shepherd Humane Society's Holiday Extravaganza pop-up shop last Saturday, Sept. 17. The one-day holiday shop opened at noon and was swarming with shoppers within the first hour. GSHS board president Troy Johnson said it was nice to see so many people come out to support the animal shelter. ...
Bikes in Berryville (09/23/16)
Literally hundreds of thousands of riders are descending on Northwest Arkansas with tens of thousands riding through Berryville for the annual Bikes, Blues and BBQ this weekend. Here riders are crossing the US 62 Kings River bridge headed out of town. (Photo by David Bell/Carroll County News)...
Ready, aim, fire: Saunders Memorial Shoot sets sights on this weekend (09/20/16)
Marksmen have their sights set on Carroll County for this weekend. The 61st annual Saunders Memorial Shoot will be held from Thursday, Sept. 22, to Sunday, Sept. 25, at the Luther Owens Muzzle Loading Range and Park. Firing will be from noon to 4 p.m. on Thursday, from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Friday and Saturday and from 8 a.m. to 10 a.m. on Sunday...
Students gain new viewpoint (09/20/16)
Berryville sixth-graders saw the world from a new perspective during their stay at the Heifer Ranch. Delene McCoy, grade 6-12 gifted and talented teacher, took her sixth-grade class on a trip to the Heifer Ranch in Perryville last Monday, Sept. 12, to participate in Heifer International's Global Gateway Program...
Coalition writes Rx for teen summit (09/20/16)
The Carroll County Hometown Health Coalition will be promoting healthy choices for teenagers this October. The group discussed the upcoming 2016 Carroll County Teen Summit at its Monday meeting. Renée Allison, aquatic and program manager for the Berryville Community Center (BCC), said the summit is scheduled for Wednesday, Oct. 25...
Berryville Chamber prepares for Oct. 27 awards banquet (09/20/16)
The Berryville Chamber of Commerce set plans for the upcoming Chamber Banquet at its Tuesday meeting. The chamber set the date for the banquet for 6 p.m. to 8 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 27, at the Berryville Community Center. Chris Claybaker, executive director of the chamber, said the chamber will sell only 200 tickets for the event...
DAR celebrates Constitution Week (09/20/16)
On Thursday, Sept. 15, descendants of patriots who fought in the American Revolution visited Eureka Springs Mayor Butch Berry's office, and witnessed his signature on a proclamation declaring Sept. 17-23 as Constitution Week in Eureka Springs. Celebrating the U.S. ...
Then and Now (09/20/16)
This week's 'Then' picture harkens back to a day long passed in Carroll County. Do you recognize this building? In the late 19th and early 20th centuries buildings like this one were important in many small towns. But they slowly fell into disuse and were often converted to other uses. This building still stands today. See the 'Now' picture in Friday's Weekend edition to see what it looks like today...
Moving forward: GF council OKs wastewater bond resolution (09/16/16)
The Green Forest City Council took a big step forward on its wastewater expansion project this week. The city council voted Tuesday to pass Resolution 2016-03, approving the issuance and sale of water and sewer system revenue improvement bonds to finance the wastewater expansion project...
Grandparents Day (09/16/16)
Green Forest elementary student Braxton Randolph had lunch on the school's grandparents day with two wonderful people. On the left is grandmother Peggy Butterbaugh and on the right is grandfather Don Randolph. (Photo by David Bell/Carroll County News)...
Arrest made in BV school vandalism case, truck recovered (09/16/16)
The Berryville Police Department has made an arrest in connection with the vandalism that took place at Berryville High School. Police Chief Robert Bartos said a 17-year-old male juvenile was arrested Thursday after officers followed up on a lead in the case...
Carroll County Orchestra tuning up for new season under Swiggart's direction (09/16/16)
Carroll County musicians will band together next week to orchestrate a new season of songs. The Carroll County Community Orchestra will meet for its first rehearsal this season at 6:30 p.m. Monday, Sept. 19, in the Berryville band room. Jim Swiggart will be directing the orchestra's 12th season this year and said the group will be heading in a new and interesting direction thanks to a boost in the orchestra's numbers...
ES council approves mid-year budget changes (09/16/16)
The city of Eureka Springs has officially adjusted its budget for the rest of the year. On Monday night, the Eureka Springs City Council approved the 2016 mid-year budget adjustment. Finance director Lonnie Clark explained that the changes were discussed at the council's mid-year budget review workshop recently, describing some of the changes...
St. Anne's food festival will take taste buds around the world with diverse cuisine (09/16/16)
International cuisine will arrive at Carroll County's doorstep next weekend. St. Anne Catholic Church will host its "Almost Famous International Food Festival" from 2 p.m. to 8 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 24, at the Berryville Community Center. Jennifer Feltmann, one of the festival organizers, said the event will be like an old-fashioned church festival. She said the festival will have carnival games, a dunk tank, a bounce house and a train ride...
Mitchell asks CAPC to create 10-year plan for The Auditorium (09/16/16)
The Eureka Springs City Advertising and Planning Commission came under fire at the Eureka Springs City Council's meeting Monday night. Alderman David Mitchell explained that he's heard criticisms of the way the commission manages The Auditorium from several citizens, saying the proposed 1-percent sales tax is at risk if the commission doesn't respond to these comments. ...
Then and Now (09/16/16)
Here's what the Berryville Square looks like today with the highway going through the middle. Today the square is sans the beautiful rock fountain and its Cupid at the top. Instead there are two 1960s era-looking fountains. Tuesday's 'Then' picture was made in the early 1900s, but after 1905 when the Cupid was added. At the bottom right is the Cupid, now residing in the Heritage Center Museum, and at left is the sign telling the story of the Cupid...