Carroll County GOP meetings resume
The Carroll County Republican Women and the Carroll County Republican Committee will meet Monday, Aug.18 at the Storm Solutions Building at 206 N. Springfield St. in Berryville. The Republican Women will meet at 6 p.m with the Republican Committee meeting following at 7 p.m. All members are urged to attend as fall planning is on the agenda...
Berryville's 'Pops' remembered for work ethic, sense of humor
Hugh Crow came from a long line of successful businessmen, and he left a legacy of hard workers when he died Aug. 7. One of nine siblings, Crow was born in Berryville on Aug. 24, 1924, to Thomas Jefferson "Jeff" Crow and Della Crow. His family owned a successful farm in Berryville, but Hugh wanted to see the world...
Where did 40 years go so fast?
The Berryville High School Class of 1974 held its 40-year reunion over the weekend at the Inn of the Ozarks Convention Center in Eureka Springs.
Storm causes damage in Green Forest
The City of Green Forest is asking its citizens to help with cleanup efforts after a storm Saturday that left tree limbs on streets and homes and knocked out power for some residents. Mayor Charles Reece explained that the city is asking its citizens to clean up their yards and place any extra tree limbs by the side of the road. The city will collect and dispose of the limbs...
Green Forest boy raises funds for charities
Kirklyn Powell, 10, of Green Forest has been nominated for a Youth Humanitarian Award from the Department of Human Services Division of Community Service and Nonprofit Support for his volunteerism. The award is part of the annual Arkansas Community Service Awards program...
Labor Day weekend brings DUI crackdown
CARROLL COUNTY -- Labor Day weekend is coming up. For many Americans, that means an extra day off, backyard and beach barbecues and visiting friends and family. Unfortunately, it also means a sharp increase in drunk-driving-related fatalities. So starting Aug. ...
Farm Bureau scholarships
Carroll County Farm Bureau President Rusty Butler presents the organization's 2014 scholarships to Allison Smith, daughter of James and Tonja Smith of Berryville; and Avery Logan, son of Michael and Brenda Logan of Berryville. The Farm Bureau congratulated the students on all your accomplishments thus far and offered best wishes for the future...
Original owner back in charge at Keller's Country Dorm
After several years under new management, Keller's Country Dorm is back under the direction of its original owner, Richard Keller. Keller opened the dorm in 1972 after working in the Passion Play and seeing a need for lodging similar to a church camp for tourists interested in the play...
Dan Krotz signs a copy of his latest John Heartbreak book for Jon Toombs at a book signing last Thursday evening at his home. The book, Semi-Faithful, subtitled More Coffee with John Heartbreak, features Krotz's humorous writings about his adopted hometown of Berryville. Krotz and his wife, Susan, operated the downtown "Sow's Ear" bookstore for several years. (David Bell/Carroll County News)...
Elite Dance Studio offers new options
At Elite Dance Studios, the 21st season brings some new additions. An acting class and a stretching/conditioning class will give students more options than ever. Bekah Wilson, who just starred in "Oliver!" in Harrison, will offer an introductory class for budding young actors, ages 10 and up...
Beaver Water District to hold Secchi Day
BEAVER LAKE -- Beaver Lake is the major drinking water source for Carroll and Boone counties, as well as other counties. Every year, the Beaver Water District, which provides drinking water to the major cities of the I-49 corridor (Fayetteville, Bentonville, Springdale and Rogers) hosts a "Secchi Day" water quality sampling event and an educational family day...
Pet of the Week: Red
This handsome, medium size 1-year-old red heeler mix is "Red" (#85). He's got a great personality, obeys commands and walks well on a leash. He's an affectionate put who needs a place to run. Red could be your loyal companion and best friend. Red has all his shorts and is neutered. ...
'Shocked and disappointed': Community reacts to firing of senior center director
The agency that operates the Carroll County Senior Activity Center abruptly fired Director Jerri Marlowe last month, and a new director will soon take over. Marlowe returned from a rare sick leave on July 7, and received the news of her termination. She had to immediately collect her personal effects, which she found heaped on the floor in the middle of her office. She was told she could not enter the Senior Center for a year...
Green Forest Mayor Charlie Reece stands in the parking lot of American Stitchco Inc., a new manufacturing plant slated to begin production this fall. 'American Stitchco is owned by former state Sen. Steve Luelf,' Reese said. "Eventually they will employee 30 to 50 in the Green Forest facility." (David Bell/Carroll County News)...
Co-op acknowledges 'inadvertently' violating no-spray policy
NEWTON COUNTY -- The matter might have died quietly had a Carroll Electric employee not allegedly asked an upset property owner not to go to the press. But Meg Mauro did just that after her property in Marble Falls was sprayed with herbicides by the electric cooperative corporation, even though her land is properly listed on the "no spray" list. ...
Berryville mayor delivers baby daughter on roadside
Berryville Mayor Tim McKinney and his wife, Grace, welcomed a new daughter into the world Monday -- and not quite the way they were "expecting." The mayor and his wife left Berryville at 4:30 a.m. Monday, en route to a hospital in Fayetteville. But baby Hannah Abigail couldn't wait that long, prompting McKinney to stop the car near Huntsville and deliver the baby girl on the side of the road...
Berryville council schedules hearing on request to vacate street
The Berryville City Council will hold a public hearing at its Aug. 19 meeting on a proposal to vacate a portion of Miller Street. The council voted 4-0 Monday to accept a petition seeking the vacation. The petition was presented by Jeff Crockett, owner of the Williams Shopping Center. Crockett is asking the city to vacate the undeveloped portion of Miller Street between Eureka Avenue (Highway 62) and West College Avenue...
Beaver Spring nominated to national historic register
LITTLE ROCK--The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program nominated eight Arkansas properties -- including Beaver Spring -- to the National Register of Historic Places when it met Wednesday, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced Thursday...
Mercy Clinic Family Medicine-Green Forest now open
GREEN FOREST -- Mercy's Green Forest clinic is now open. "We've been looking forward to this day for a while," said Suzann Bradley, practice manager with Mercy. "The clinic opened its doors on Aug. 4 and we hit the ground running with several scheduled and same-day appointments."...
Eureka Springs board hires new band teacher
EUREKA SPRINGS -- The Eureka Springs School Board called a special meeting for Tuesday, July 29, to discuss transportation and to hire several new staff members. The board returned from executive session and approved the hire of Barry L. Milner as middle and high school band teacher. Milner is currently living in Cynthiana, Ky. He studied music education, with an emphasis on composition, at the University of Arkansas...
Summer Service; Hospital's 'Volunteens' lend a hand in community
Participants in Mercy Hospital's "Volunteens" program get an up-close look at healthcare careers, but they also venture out of the hospital and into the community, ending the summer-long program with a community work week. During this year's work week, which started July 28 and ended Aug. ...
Berryville superintendent discovers passion for education
When Phil Clarke met with a counselor during his senior year of high school, he told the counselor that he wanted to go to college. The counselor sighed deeply and reached under his desk, placing a pamphlet in front of Clarke. "Have you considered the military?" he asked...
Wheelin' Out the BBQ: Rock crawlers host cookoff for a cause
For the past 15 years, Dale Backs has been into the sport of rock crawling, driving off-road vehicles over boulders, across stone ledges and up and down rocky terrain. So a few years ago, when he noticed For Sale signs on the Eureka Springs RV Music Park south of town, he saw the possibilities...
OIO hosts summer camps for students
Opera In the Ozarks hosted its annual summer camps in July. The summer session began with the vocal camp on July 20. Thirty-seven students attended the camp, where they were involved in the full-length musical "Once Upon a Mattress." Based on the fairy tale "The Princess and the Pea," the musical gave the students the chance to sing, act, play in the orchestra and work behind the scenes on the production. They also traveled to Thorncrown Chapel and sang in the choir there...
Pet of the Week: Tildy
"Tildy" (No. 09) is a small, beautiful, medium haired, 1-year-old cream colored kitty who is very quite and sweet. She's kind of shy at first, but gets along well with other cats and enjoys being petted. She has all her shots and is spayed. She'd love to have a real home. ...