Helping hand: Veterans Service Officer connects veterans with needed resources
Filing a claim with the Department of Veterans Affairs (VA) can be like trying to speak a foreign language, but luckily Carroll County has an interpreter. Alex Brown has served as the Carroll County Veterans Service Officer since spring of this year, moving into the office at the Carroll County Eastern District Courthouse in Berryville. ...
BV mayor says now is time to sign up for rural water service
Time is running out for people to sign up for Berryville's rural water project. Mayor Tim McKinney said the opportunity to sign up for rural water service will not be available much longer. He said the city has to have plans ready by July 2017 in order to begin the design phase, so it will have to cut off water signups sometime after January...
Alleged burglars arrested
Two men were arrested early Monday after deputies with the Carroll County Sheriff's Office interrupted an alleged burglary in progress on the western side of the county. A news release issued Monday afternoon by the sheriff's office says deputies were acting on a tip when they intervened in the alleged burglary on Highway 187 near the Beaver Dam. ...
Santa makes rounds
Santa Claus came to town ... in fact he came to Berryville, Eureka Springs and Green Forest over the weekend in the three towns' parades Friday and Saturday. There were two night-time parades and one in the daytime. So, the Christmas season has officially kicked off in the county. (Photo by David Bell/Carroll County News)...
BV fifth-graders perform at Winterfest at the Crescent
EUREKA SPRINGS -- The Berryville fifth-grade choir made its holiday debut on Monday at the Crescent Hotel. Led by music teacher Benjamin Winn, the fifth-graders sang "My Favorite Things," "Carol of the Bells," "White Christmas," "You're a Mean One, Mr. Grinch" and "Cartoon Christmas" for the 1886 Crescent Hotel's Winterfest at the Crescent event...
John Cross -- Eureka Springs businessman, historian and promoter of 'the town that water built' -- is hard at work on the annual Cornerstone Eureka Springs calendar. Here he looks at a page proof ahead of the calendar's publication. This year's theme is 'Pioneer Women,' featuring the industrious, strong-willed women who helped settle the area. (Photo by David Bell/Carroll County News)...
The purple ribbon flutters as Donnita Gerster and bank president Deretha Walker apply the scissors at the Grand Renaming Ceremony of Equity Bank in Berryville. Holding the ribbon from left to right are Berryville Chamber of Commerce president Carla Mann, Nicki Writer, Gerster, Deretha Walker, Dustin Walker and chamber executive director Chris Claybaker. (Photo by David Bell/Carroll County News)...
Mumps update: Berryville, Green Forest schools have confirmed cases
The Berryville School District has a confirmed case of mumps at each of its schools now. An announcement sent out by the school administration on Wednesday says that the district has received notification from the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) of a confirmed case of mumps on each of its school campuses. ...
Dad's Yard Service
Calvin Fish rakes his daughter's yard in preparation for the city's leaf pick-up program. His daughter, Donesa Mann, is a teacher in Eureka Springs and lives in Berryville. 'I do this each year just to help her out,' Fish says. He says it takes about three days to rake the entire yard. (Photo by David Bell/Carroll County News)...
Berryville man faces charges of assault, terroristic threatening
A Berryville man has been arrested on charges of domestic assault and terroristic threatening, allegedly having threatened to kill his wife and "homosexuals" at the Eureka Springs restaurant where she works. An affidavit of probable cause submitted by officer Cody Boren of the Berryville Police Department states that 28-year-old Jeremiah Bliss-Leija was arrested at approximately 2:20 p.m. ...
Butler's statements admissible, judge rules
Statements that a Eureka Springs man made to investigators after the shooting death of another local man in February 2016 will not be suppressed as evidence, a circuit judge ruled last week. Carroll County Circuit Judge Scott Jackson issued his ruling on Nov. 23, in response to a motion from the attorney for Christopher Kevin Butler...
King: Medicaid expansion could constrain state's budget for education
State Sen. Bryan King cautioned Carroll County residents Monday night about the effects Arkansas Medicaid expansion could have on the state's budget, particularly in regard to education. King hosted a discussion on the Arkansas state budget, education and state government Monday night at the Berryville Community Center. Many community officials attended the event, including the superintendents and board members of the Berryville, Eureka Springs and Green Forest school districts...
Council agrees to purchase treatment plant equipment
The Eureka Springs City Council approved an ordinance allowing the public works department to purchase wastewater treatment plant equipment Monday night. The ordinance was passed on a first reading and second and third readings by title only. The emergency clause was approved, as well...
Eureka Springs mayor asks for input on tax situation
Even though a proposed 1 percent sales tax didn't pass, the Eureka Springs City Council isn't giving up on the city's water and sewer infrastructure. At the council's meeting Monday night, Mayor Butch Berry said he's trying to figure out why voters rejected the tax in the general election Nov. 8. Revenue from the tax would have been used to fund repairs and improvements to the city's water and sewer infrastructure, as well as help fund operation of the Auditorium...
Community means family: Flint Street Fellowship hosts annual Thanksgiving Dinner
The ECHO Clinic's community room started filling up at 10 a.m. on Thursday, Nov. 24. Volunteers dropped off pies, cooked created dishes from scratch and community members took their spot at one of the many tables in the room. Decorated with orange and red hues, the tables signified what many Americans look forward to on the fourth Thursday in November. ...
Green Forest Head Start and Early Head Start had 14 children with perfect attendance for the month of November. Each child received a certificate and prize. (Submitted photo)
CALENDAR OF EVENTS
Note: Regular, ongoing meetings are listed in the section below specific date events, and that section is updated frequently. Many ongoing meetings have special speakers/events; be sure to check that section. December 1, 8 and 15 Photography Class A photography class will be held from 5:30 p.m. ...
Merry marchers: Christmas parades will take place this weekend
Streets across Carroll County will be filled with floats and festivities this weekend. Berryville, Eureka Springs and Green Forest will all have their annual Christmas parades on Friday and Saturday, giving citizens and visitors three chances to take in some holiday cheer...
Gary Maybury worked on the line serving lunch at the ECHO Thanksgiving dinner last Thursday. (Photo by David Bell/Carroll County News)
Survey says: Berryville residents participate in development project
"I love that I can walk to almost everything and that I can do so at any time day or night and feel safe -- yea! Berryville!" was just one example of the responses to the question "What do you love about Berryville?" on the recent survey the city of Berryville sent to area residents, and, of course, one respondent wrote, "Not a Single Thing." The survey was designed to get feedback from the community as part of the planning for an economic development strategic action plan...
BV student helps spread Bobcat Pride
There will be a lot more students wearing purple and gold at Berryville pep rallies and ballgames soon. That was the goal of Berryville freshman Jacey Howerton when she began the "Pass the Bobcat Pride" project. Howerton has been working with the school district the past few months to set up baskets in each school office where staff and students can drop off gently used or new Bobcat shirts, or other spirit wear. ...
Stowe reflects on 40-year career in woodworking
Doug Stowe knows a thing or two about woodworking. Stowe, who recently released his latest book on the topic, celebrated 40 years of creating practical art with wood at a reception recently. Stowe moved to Eureka Springs in 1975 and began his career in woodworking a year later. He had been working with pottery, but Stowe said he felt woodwork would be a more practical way to go...
Cornerstone Home Mortgage held a ribbon cutting on Nov. 17. Pictured in the front row from left to right are Christy and Ronnie Whiteley, Chris Meador, Landry Weston, Nancy Eastburn, Debbie Hill, Autumn Hudgins, Mary Gott, Cindy Inman, Carola White and Marilyn Schopp. In the back row from left to right are Jason Williams, Jason Tenant, John Cross, Charlie Cross and James Myatt. (Submitted photo)...
Blood drives scheduled in county
Community Blood Center of the Ozarks (CBCO) has issued a Code Yellow Alert for O Negative and A Negative blood types. The community is strongly urged to give blood at a CBCO donor center or blood drive. Donors to CBCO provide all of the blood for patients at 39 area hospitals. On average, a transfusion takes place every seven minutes and around 200 donations are needed each day to meet the area's blood needs...
Mumps in Carroll County: Two cases confirmed in Berryville schools
The mumps outbreak in Northwest Arkansas has spread to Carroll County. Berryville K-2 nurse Kristy Evans sent out an announcement Tuesday, Nov. 22, notifying parents that two confirmed cases of mumps have been reported at the Berryville School District. In the announcement, Evans says the Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) notified the district on Tuesday that a Berryville Elementary student and a Berryville Intermediate student have been diagnosed with confirmed cases of the mumps...