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Hazel (Granny) Snider (09/22/14)
HAZEL (GRANNY) SNIDER, a resident of Eureka Springs, Arkansas, was born March 02, 1926 in Clarksville, Arkansas, a daughter of Daniel Franklin and Rosetta (Stone) Pierce. She departed this life Wednesday, September 17, 2014 in Eureka Springs, Arkansas, at the age of 88 years...
County raises? Budget committee raises possibility (09/19/14)
The Carroll County Quorum Court's budget committee met Thursday to begin the process of planning for 2015. Justice of the Peace Jack Deaton, chairman of the committee, used Thursday's session to set target dates and an overall strategy. Raises for county employees topped the list of important issues. "Everything has gone up except their paychecks," Deaton said...
Dance Fever in Eureka Springs (09/16/14)
The Aud's lower floor was near capacity last Thursday in Eureka Springs and an uninformed observer might have thought a rock group was performing, judging by the audience's level of interaction. But it wasn't KISS or Def Leppard. It was Dancing With the Eureka Stars and the crowd was into it...
Hospital commission continues to weigh its options (09/16/14)
To build a hospital or not to build a hospital? According to Michael Merry, chairman of the Eureka Springs Hospital Commission, that is the question for Allegiance Health Management. Merry discussed three options regarding a potential new hospital at the commission's meeting Monday...
ES council rejects call for anti-discrimination measure (09/16/14)
The Eureka Springs City Council on Monday voted down a proposal to draft an ordinance that would have banned discrimination based on sexual orientation. Alderman James DeVito made a motion for City Attorney Tim Weaver to draft an ordinance based on a similar ordinance passed recently by Fayetteville...
Judge expounds on privacy rights (09/16/14)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- If you're stopped for a moving traffic violation, does the officer have the right to search your vehicle without a warrant? Ask to look at your cell phone? Detain you for longer than 15 minutes? Judge Kent Crow addressed those and other questions last week at a program on the Fourth Amendment to the Constitution, given to the local chapter of the Daughters of the American Revolution. ...
Welcome to Wonderland: Doll Club re-creates classic tale (09/16/14)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- In Victorian England, children's books tended to be boring, moralistic stories about children who are rewarded for good behavior. Then came a little book by Lewis Carroll that turned everything upside down. Last Saturday, doll collectors from five states gathered at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center for the 13th annual Northwest Arkansas Heirloom Doll Club luncheon. This year's theme: Lewis Carroll and the characters within...
Berryville's Littrell honored at quilt fair (09/16/14)
Berryville resident Joetta Littrell won third place in the 37th Ozark Quilt Fair at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale recently. Visitors to the quilt fair voted on their choices for the best antique and contemporary quilts exhibited. Littrell competed in the contemporary category with her "Green Lone Star" quilt. The winner in her category was Lisa McCormack of Huntsville, who produced "The Anniversary" quilt. Jo Ann Daniels of Goodman, Mo., won second with her "John Deere" quilt...
Eureka Springs museum receives grant (09/16/14)
LITTLE ROCK -- The Eureka Springs Historical Museum will receive a Small Arkansas Museum grant. The grants for the Eureka Springs museum and 21 other organizations throughout the state were presented during a ceremony Friday at Trapnall Hall. The grants ranged in size from $2,119 to $2,500 for each institution. ...
Great Gatsby (09/16/14)
The Great Gatsby lawn party at the Crescent Hotel had to be moved into the Crystal Dining Room because of rain, but kicked off the Eureka Jazz Festival last Wednesday in high style with music by the Jeff Grey Quartet, exhibition dances and guests in costume, including Luke Jones, center, with Jennita Wingate, left, Marcy Richmond and Felicia McAnaney, who were visiting from Texas, and Sarah Colburn and Melissa Wallace of Centerton, right. (Jennifer Jackson /Carroll County News)...
Eureka Springs man accused of having sex with 14-year-old (09/12/14)
A 28-year-old Eureka Springs man is free on bond after being arrested Aug. 28 for allegedly having sex with a 14-year-old girl. According to a Eureka Springs Police Department report, Jonathan Zovack admitted during an interview with Detective Paul Sebby that he had sex with the girl on more than one occasion. Zovack also said that the girl's mother was aware of the relationship and condoned it...
Parole visit leads to drug arrest (09/12/14)
A suspect was arrested Tuesday after law enforcement officers reportedly found drugs, drug paraphernalia and items consistent with the sale of narcotics at a business in Green Forest where the man is a co-owner. Timothy Brown, 49, is on parole for a previous offense. Parole officer Suzanne Villines visited the business Tuesday, accompanied by Green Forest police officer Chris Jones, Deputy DJ Harlan of the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and Harlan's K-9 partner...
Civic leaders make case to legislators (09/12/14)
Local civic leaders met with a state legislative subcommittee on Friday, Sept. 5, to discuss the importance of tourism to Arkansas' economy and to seek support for state investment in tourist destinations such as Eureka Springs. Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce Director Mike Bishop joined Jack Moyer, vice president of operations and development for the Crescent and Basin Park hotels, and Dr. ...
Ramp makes launching easier on lake (09/12/14)
BEAVER -- It was during a trip to Biscayne Bay, Fla., that Beaver Park Committee member Roger Shoffit got the idea to make a kayak and canoe ramp for the RV park's waterfront on Table Rock Lake. "I saw all these canoes and kayaks being launched on this kind of ramp at a park so people could paddle back into the mangrove swamps," Shoffit said. "It was on a Corps of Engineers lake, so I figured if it was accepted there, it would be all right here."...
Carroll Electric named Tree Line USA utility (09/12/14)
From CCN wire services Carroll Electric Cooperative has been recognized as a 2014 Tree Line USA utility by the National Arbor Day Foundation and in collaboration with the National Association of State Foresters. This is the first year the cooperative has earned recognition for utilizing proper tree-trimming and right-of-way maintenance practices by the foundation. ...
Tragedy leads to formation of dive team (09/12/14)
In July 2013, after the drowning of free diver Michael Burton, the Carroll County Sheriff's Office and the Tri-County Search and Rescue team discussed the need for a dive team. They reached this decision after spending approximately three weeks looking for Burton, exhausting several area dive teams and having to wait for other dive teams to respond because of schedules and traveling times...
Green Forest to kick off coat, shoe drive (09/12/14)
The city of Green Forest will hold its annual coat and shoe drive beginning next week. The Green Forest City Council discussed the project at its meeting Monday night. The coat and shoe drive has several sponsors from Green Forest and the surrounding area. Several local banks are among the businesses that have signed on to help sponsor the event, which will be primarily co-sponsored by the city of Green Forest and the Green Forest 4-H Club...
High celebrates 50 years at poultry plant (09/12/14)
When Tyson Foods bought Ocoma Foods, a poultry processing plant in Berryville, in 1972, Jean High had already been working at the plant for eight years. Forty-two years later, High is still there. On Tuesday she celebrated 50 years of working in poultry processing...
Food for Hungry Children - Joint effort aims to provide nourishment to needy students (09/12/14)
Loaves and Fishes Food Bank and Mercy Foundation are working together to battle child hunger in Carroll County through the food bank's Operation Food For Hungry Children. On Wednesday, Mercy Foundation's Kristy Estrem and Cody Qualls presented Loaves & Fishes with a $10,000 check to help with the program...
By The Time I Got to Chickenstock ... (09/09/14)
Junior Brown was only coming from Branson, but had a glitch: The reverse gear went out in the vehicle bringing him and his band to Eureka Springs. But by just driving forward, Brown and his entourage arrived at Wheelin' World's outdoor stage in plenty of time to play ChickenStock '14, the music festival organized by Kevin Wright and the Berryville Organic News Facebook group. ...
No one injured in GF fire; home is total loss (09/09/14)
No one was injured when a fire broke out Saturday morning at a home on Walnut Street in Green Forest, but the house was a total loss. Green Forest Assistant Fire Chief Ed Phillips said homeowner James Johnson and two family members had left the house to attend a family reunion but forgot a couple of items. When they returned to retrieve the items around 9:30 a.m., the back of the home was already in flames...
Realtors' report shows residential sales rising in county (09/09/14)
LITTLE ROCK -- While residential sales in Carroll County were almost flat between 2012 and 2013, sales are doing a lot better this year in the county and statewide, according to figures from the Arkansas Realtors Association and local agents. The association publishes a monthly report, compiled from figures supplied by those agencies that take part in the multi-listing service...
BV board appoints Ashford to Zone 3 seat (09/09/14)
The Berryville Board of Education appointed LeeAnn Ashford as Zone 3 school board member at a special called meeting on Thursday, Sept. 4. Ashford will serve until the September 2015 school board election, when she would have to run for election for the last two years of the term...
Pedestrian hit by vehicle near GF suffered broken leg, will recover (09/09/14)
A pedestrian who was struck by a vehicle last week on Highway 62 near Green Forest did not suffer life-threatening injuries, according to the Arkansas State Police trooper who responded to the accident. Trooper Jeff Ricketts said Ozzy Noble, 23, of Searcy, was walking on the side of Highway 62 when a driver on the other side of the highway stopped and asked him if he needed a ride...
Three new motorcycle loops ready for Bikes, Blues and BBQ (09/09/14)
EUREKA SPRINGS -- Just in time for the 2014 version of Northwest Arkansas' "Bikes, Blues & BBQ" motorcycle rally (Sept. 24-27) come three new rides that bikers will "love to lean into!" Starting and ending in Eureka Springs are the Peel Ferry Loop, the Arkansas Dragon's Tail Loop, and the War Eagle Mill Loop. Each offers outstanding curves, switchbacks, hairpins, scenery and panoramas. And each loop is a day's ride or less...