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Thumbs up for Tyson: JPs' vote signals support for proposed expansion in GF (04/19/16)
Tyson Foods' proposal to build a new $136 million plant in Green Forest appears to have the green light from Carroll County. The Carroll County Quorum Court voted unanimously Monday night to advise County Judge Sam Barr to authorize the issuance of revenue bonds for the project and a 10-year abatement of property taxes for the new facility...
State issues report card for schools (04/19/16)
Carroll County schools received their annual report card last week. On April 15, the Arkansas Department of Education (ADE) released a document assigning every school in Arkansas a letter grade based on a 300-point scale. These grades, according to the ADE, are based on the results of state-required Benchmark and End-of-Course math and literacy tests, as well as the size of the achievement gap and the school's graduation rate...
Priest reflects on chiropractic career (04/19/16)
Dr. Wayne Priest's chiropractic clinic has closed its doors after serving Berryville for nearly 25 years. Priest, who worked as a chiropractor for 50 years, chose to retire this year because of health issues. A week after his retirement, he was diagnosed with lung cancer...
GF students headed to FBLA nationals (04/19/16)
Three Green Forest students will be heading to Atlanta this summer to compete at the Future Business Leaders of America National Leadership Conference. FBLA sponsor Marilyn Bonhan said this marks the fourth consecutive year Green Forest High School has competed at the conference...
Bragging rights (04/19/16)
Carroll County's banks came together in a benefit Bank BBQ Cook-off last Thursday to benefit the Free Mission Clinic of Berryville. The event was sponsored by the Carroll County 4-H Teen Leadership Club. Anstaff Bank won the cook-off along with the accompanying bragging rights for a year. Community First Bank came in second. (Photo by David Bell/Carroll County News)...
Heifer Ranch stay gives BV students new perspective (04/19/16)
An overnight stay at Heifer Ranch in Perryville has provided members of the sixth-grade Gifted and Talented class from Berryville Middle School with a new perspective on the challenges of overcoming hunger and poverty. The sixth-grade GT class explored the effects of global poverty through Heifer International's Global Gateway program with guidance from the course instructor, Delene McCoy, Middle School principal David Gilmore and social studies/science instructor Russell Borland...
Arkansas Children's Week (04/19/16)
Carroll County Judge Sam Barr visited The Learning Center of North Arkansas campus in Green Forest, signing a proclamation recognizing April 10-16 as Arkansas Children's Week. Barr brought his guitar and entertained staff and children with his singing and playing. (Submitted photo)...
Community Symphony to perform Beethoven's Fifth (04/19/16)
One of the most well-known and loved symphonies in the world will be performed by the Carroll County Symphony at its "Pie a la Music" concert Sunday, April 24, at the Berryville Community Center. The first movement of Beethoven's famous Symphony No. 5, the "Allegro con brio," memorable for its four sonorous opening notes, will be performed jointly by the string ensemble Berryville Symphonia and the Carroll County Orchestra...
Guillory receives Goldwater scholarship (04/19/16)
FAYETTEVILLE -- Wilson Guillory of Eureka Springs, an honors biology major in the J. William Fulbright College of Arts and Sciences at the University of Arkansas, was one of two UA students who recently were awarded selective Barry M. Goldwater Scholarships...
Then and Now: April 19, 2016 (04/19/16)
Here we go again. Last week we saw Beck's Grocery in Denver looking toward the west. Here is a view of Beck's looking toward the east. This picture is dated 1946 and Denver had several small businesses meeting the needs of those who lived in the area. Of course, that was before the Broncos came to town... no, wait, wrong Denver...
Bv student, teacher honored (04/19/16)
Lauren Spurlock, a sixth-grade Gifted and Talented student from Berryville Middle School, placed in the top 10 at the History Day Arkansas state competition last Saturday at the University of Central Arkansas in Conway. Her teacher, Delene McCoy was honored as the Mary J. ...
Tyson Expansion: Poultry giant proposes $136M plant in Green Forest (04/15/16)
Carroll County's largest employer hopes to get even larger. Representatives of Tyson Foods Inc. on Wednesday presented the Carroll County Quorum Court's finance committee with a proposal to build a new processing facility near Tyson's existing plant in Green Forest...
Eureka mayor wants 2 percent retail sales tax (04/15/16)
Eureka Springs residents could be voting on an additional city sales tax this November. At Monday night's meeting of the Eureka Springs City Council, Mayor Butch Berry proposed a 2 percent tax on retail sales to generate more revenue for the city. Berry noted that the proposed tax isn't new to the city, saying it existed around 10 years ago. In 2007, Berry said, the tax applied to food, lodging and retail...
BV students dress for success on tests (04/15/16)
Before taking the ACT Aspire test this week, Berryville Intermediate School students got a little confidence boost. Principal Lisa Geren said the students were presented with "confidence capes" at an assembly on Friday, April 8. Geren said a skit demonstrated how the capes could take away fear during testing. The children then picked out capes based on their favorite superheroes and wore them during the test...
Green Forest council OKs raise for fire chief (04/15/16)
Green Forest Fire Chief Tim Howard will be earning a little more money from now on. On Tuesday, the Green Forest City Council voted to raise Howard's salary from $300 to $400 a month. Alderman Tim Hatman said the fire department has only a part-time secretary, saying Howard has taken on several additional responsibilities...
Kindergarten registration begins soon at local schools (04/15/16)
Carroll County school districts will be holding kindergarten registration over the next few weeks. The schools ask parents to bring the following documents for their children: birth certificate, Social Security card, a current physical, immunization records and proof of address, such as a current utility bill...
Then and Now: April 15, 2016 (04/15/16)
Downtown Denver ... Arkansas that is. The picture from Tuesday's Midweek edition was dated 1946 and the back of the photograph stated that the '1928 Model T Ford belonged to Edd Etchison.' The station on the right is a general store, complete with a post office. ...
Mercy in BV accepting Volunteen applications (04/15/16)
Mercy Hospital Berryville is accepting applications for its Volunteen program this summer. The Volunteen program offers Carroll County students between 14 and 18 a chance to volunteer at the hospital during the summer. The students will get experience working in areas such as physical therapy, the emergency department, radiology, nursing, pharmacy and more...
Local nonprofits to receive YAC grants at April 28 ceremony (04/15/16)
Carroll County Community Foundation, an affiliate of Arkansas Community Foundation, plans to present 10 Youth Advisory Council (YAC) Giving Tree Grants to nonprofits whose programs support youth and children in Carroll County. These grant awards will be presented at the YAC Grant Ceremony and Art Auction Fundraiser to be held on Thursday, April 28 from 5 to 7 pm at the Cornerstone Bank of Eureka Springs. Everyone is invited to participate...
Council reads ordinance for ESFD purchase (04/15/16)
The Eureka Springs Fire Department is one step closer to purchasing new self-contained breathing apparatus. On Monday night, the Eureka Springs City Council approved an ordinance on a first reading waiving bidding for the purchase. The proposed ordinance would allow the fire department to purchase self-contained breathing apparatus at a cost of no more than $9,000 per unit...
Helping hand (04/15/16)
Mercy Hospital Berryville administrator Doug Stroemel presents a $2,389 check to Lieu Smith, director of Loaves and Fishes Food Bank of the Ozarks. The donation will benefit Operation: Food for Hungry Kids, which provides food for students who may be hungry on weekends and holidays. (Submitted photo)...
GF's Mullen selected to 'Who's Who' (04/15/16)
Nicole Mullen of Green Forest, an accounting major, is one of 22 seniors at the University of Arkansas at Monticello have been selected to the 2016 edition of "Who's Who Among Students in American Universities and Colleges." Criteria for selection to Who's Who include grade point average, participation and leadership in school organizations and extracurricular activities, community involvement, and future leadership potential...
Farm Bureau Week (04/15/16)
Carroll County Judge Sam Barr signs a proclamation declaring the week of April 11 'Farm Bureau Week' in the county. Barr is joined by Carroll County Farm Bureau president Rusty Butler. (Submitted photo)
Ice Cream Social coming soon (04/15/16)
The Berryville Chamber of Commerce is working hard preparing for the 31st Annual Ice Cream Social and 5K Run on the Berryville Square, to be held June 10-11. To register for the run or the vendor booths call the Chamber office at 870-423-3704. (Submitted photo)...
Bible Reading proclamation (04/15/16)
Green Forest Mayor Charlie Reece (center) signs a proclamation in recognition of the upcoming Carroll County Bible Reading Marathon in Eureka Springs. Pictured are: (seated, from left) Cody Boren, Melea Fry, Reece, Pam Norton and Tim Hatman; (standing, from left) Willa Kerby, Kristin Cooper and Peggy Holmes. (Photo by David Bell/Carroll County News)...