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Special election? GF mayor says voters may decide Sunday alcohol issue (01/17/17)
Mayor Charles Reece says a special election likely will be needed to settle the issue of Sunday alcohol sales in Green Forest. At last week's meeting of the Green Forest, Reece tabled the third and final reading on Ordinance 653, which would have allowed on-premise alcohol sales in Green Forest from noon until 10 p.m. ...
All-Region Band (01/17/17)
The Arkansas State Band and Orchestra Association held Region VI All-Region Band tryouts recently and 17 Green Forest junior and senior band students made the cut, winning positions in first and second all-region bands. The all-region senior high students from Green Forest are: Ian Quinn, euphonium; Julianna Biggs, alto clarinet; Leya Ogier; alto saxophone; Elisha Piatt, clarinet; Edgar Hernandez, clarinet; Edward Herndon, tuba; Kevin Solarzano, trombone; Erick Ochoa, trumpet; Jesus Fernandezdelara, alto saxophone; Eliza Ponce, clarinet; Adrian Garrido, clarinet; Ofni Lopez, clarinet; and Max Holtkamp, tenor saxophone, alternate. ...
Chamber approves changes (01/17/17)
The Berryville Chamber of Commerce is going by a new name from now on. After the board of directors approved a revised set of bylaws for the organization, the Berryville Chamber of Commerce is now "The Greater Berryville Area Chamber of Commerce." Chris Claybaker, economic development director for the city of Berryville and executive director of the chamber, said the name change will allow the chamber to expand its reach to include businesses from nearby areas, such as Green Forest, Alpena and Blue Eye.. ...
GF board approves Techstart partnership (01/17/17)
The Green Forest School District is making student access to quality computer science more than just a virtual reality. The Green Forest School Board voted at its Monday night meeting to approve a memorandum of understanding on an Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) and Facebook Techstart Partnership. ...
Homecoming Court (01/17/17)
Green Forest's Winter Homecoming Court, from left to right: Skylar Howerton, Macie Pinkley, Kalei Clark, Abigail Lucas, Queen Laraina Cenobio, Zoe Mock, Betsy Sagastume, Lexey Williams and Abby Smith. (Photo by Heather McLoud)
GF students earn academic honor (01/17/17)
Two students from Green Forest have been named to the Fall 2016 Dean's List at LeTourneau University in Longview, Texas. The Dean's List recognizes students who have achieved a grade point average between 3.50 and 3.99 for the semester. Matthew Bolognani and Corey Naas of Green Forest were honored for their academic achievement. Bolognani is a sophomore mathematics major and Naas is a junior who is majoring in computer science and engineering technology...
Local students honored at Harding (01/17/17)
Three Carroll County students have been named to the Dean's List for the fall 2016 semester at Harding University in Searcy. To be eligible, a student must be carrying 12 or more hours with a 3.65 or higher grade-point average and no incompletes. Local student named to the Dean's List are Drew Howerton, an exercise science and preprofessional health science major from Berryville; Elizabeth Hale, a nursing major from Berryville; and Grace Windle, an English major from Eureka Springs...
Local student makes Oregon State honor roll (01/17/17)
Joanna K. DeJarnette of Berryville, a post baccalaureate student studying environmental sciences, has been named to the Scholastic Honor Roll for the fall 2016 semester at Oregon State University in Corvallis, Ore. To be on the Honor Roll, students must carry at least 12 graded hours of course work...
New location (01/17/17)
Two Berryville Chamber of Commerce events were held concurrently last Friday morning. The monthly 'Coffee with the Chamber' was held in conjunction with the ribbon cutting for a newly relocated business -- Allen Squires Law and RD Allen Consulting. The Squires and Allen PLLCs jointly remodeled and moved into the former Lyman Squires eye clinic at 105 S. ...
Carroll County students honored at Arkansas Tech University (01/17/17)
Arkansas Tech University in Russellville has announced its Dean's List for undergraduate students for the fall 2016 semester, and the list includes several students from Carroll County. A student must achieve a 3.5 grade point average or higher and complete at least 12 hours of college-level coursework to be named to the Dean's List...
GSHS board, volunteer debate shelter policies (01/17/17)
A presentation at Good Shepherd Humane Society's Dec. 28 board meeting has spurred debate on the way the shelter handles long-term dogs. Volunteer and former shelter manager Rachel Brix gave the presentation, saying she wanted to see the shelter focus on off-site adoptions to help find homes for animals who have been there for a long period of time. Brix said she's enjoyed seeing the dogs at the VW event and the Doggie Style Show but said these kinds of events need to increase...
Essay winners recognized at Berryville Middle School (01/17/17)
On Thursday, Jan. 12, a ceremony at Berryville Middle School celebrated seventh- and eighth-grade students who participated in, and won, the annual American History Essay contest sponsored by the Abendschone Chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution (DAR)...
Students of the Quarter (01/17/17)
Berryville High School students Kailey Boaz (left) and Luke Sugg (right) were presented with certificates for being recognized as the Elks Students of the Quarter this month by Elks member Linda Peterson. The Elks recognize two students every quarter based on their leadership, citizenship, community involvement and patriotism. (Submitted photo)...
Bus fire doesn't affect local transit service (01/17/17)
Ozark Regional Transit service in Carroll County has not been affected by a fire that destroyed 20 buses at ORT's bus yard in Springdale on Jan. 10, a spokesman for the agency said Tuesday. Meanwhile, ORT is working to restore full service in Northwest Arkansas with the help of other transit agencies that have loaned vehicles to ORT...
Missing person: ES woman's disappearance connected to Memphis fugitive (01/13/17)
A Eureka Springs woman is missing, and authorities suspect she's keeping dangerous company. Eureka Springs Police Chief Thomas Achord said Thursday that Shastah Naumann was reported missing around August 2016. A source close to Naumann said he saw her last in June 2016. Naumann had just met Kelvin Montgomery, the source said, and was traveling all over the country with him. The source said he suspects Naumann is still with Montgomery...
Last Call in Green Forest? Debate over Sunday alcohol sales continues (01/13/17)
The debate over on-premise alcohol sales on Sunday is still flowing in Green Forest. Proposed Ordinance 653, which would have allowed on-premise alcohol sales in Green Forest from noon until 10 p.m. on Sundays, originally was scheduled for its third and final reading at Tuesday's city council meeting. ...
BV board considers new high school schedule (01/13/17)
Berryville High School could be moving to a new class schedule next year. The Berryville School Board met with high school and middle school administrators Monday night for a special work session to discuss possible changes to the school schedule. High school principal David Gilmore said the two changes under consideration are moving from an eight-period schedule to a seven-period schedule and giving students the option to enroll in an Advanced Learning Opportunity (ALO) program...
Reece emphasizes growth in State of City address (01/13/17)
The city of Green Forest is growing rapidly. That was the theme of Mayor Charles Reece's "State of the City" address at the Green Forest City Council's Tuesday meeting. He gave a synopsis of the city's current and completed projects and discussed plans for the city's future...
ES council tables no-smoking ordinance in city parks (01/13/17)
The Eureka Springs Parks and Recreation Department still doesn't have an official smoking policy in city parks. On Monday night, the Eureka Springs City Council tabled discussion on two proposed no-smoking ordinances in city parks. The council first looked over an ordinance provided by city attorney Tim Weaver...
Tyson donates $1,500 to Bright Futures Berryville (01/13/17)
The Berryville Lady Bobcats weren't the only ones scoring big at Tuesday's basketball games. Bright Futures Berryville received a $1,500 check from Tyson Foods during halftime of the boys' game at Bobcat Arena. Mindy Hicks, coordinator of Bright Futures Berryville, said Misty Arnold, human resources manager of Tyson Foods, had contacted the program in the summer to let them know they would be receiving the award...
Eureka Springs school board approves master facilities plan (01/13/17)
The Eureka Springs School District is building a solid future for its students The Eureka Springs School Board voted at its Tuesday meeting to approve the Master Facilities Plan for 2017. Facilities director Mike Dwyer presented the plan to the board and explained that the master plan sets the standard for what the district is going to accomplish in facilities each year...
Back to School: Ross serves as Berryville's new resource officer (01/10/17)
Officer Jim Ross is going back to school, but his uniform looks a little different. Ross is serving as the new school resource officer (SRO) for the Berryville School District. He said he has worn a few different hats over his lifetime, having served as a postmaster before becoming a police officer...
Gem of a Man: Pyron remembered for community involvement, love of history (01/10/17)
The train whistle will sound a little more lonesome around Carroll County with the passing of Jewell Ray Pyron, longtime member of the Carroll County Historical and Genealogical Society. Pyron, a Green Forest resident, died Saturday, Dec. 31. He was 84...
Berryville senior named co-leader of EAST tech team (01/10/17)
Leadership is beginning to feel familiar for Berryville High School senior Conrad Murray. Murray has been named the co-leader of the Environmental and Spatial Technologies (EAST) state technology team for the second year. Murray is the first Berryville student to receive the honor...
Schools honor board members (01/10/17)
Carroll County schools will be showing their appreciation for school board members this January in honor of School Board Recognition Month. Board members serve their districts with no financial compensation, so students and staff are doing what they can to show their thanks for the countless hours of work board members put in each year...