Green Forest logo dispute settled
GREEN FOREST -- Earlier this week, the Green Forest Public Schools and the Collegiate Licensing Co. came to an agreement on the use of the Tiger logo at no cost or inconvenience to the school district. Last year, Superintendent Matt Summers received a cease and desist order that claimed the Green Forest Tigers logo is nearly identical to the University of Missouri's; the college is represented by the CLC. The letter demanded that Green Forest change its school logo...
Timeline set for search for new Berryville superintendent
BERRYVILLE -- The School Board met with Dr. Diana Julian and Ronnie Greer of the executive recruitment firm McPherson and Jacobson, LLC late last week to establish a timeline for the superintendent search. Julian and Greer, consultants for the firm -- also known as Mac and Jake, are planning to hold meetings with members of the school community and the larger community on March 13 to get input on what they would like to see in a new superintendent. ...
Officials inspect Carroll County caves: Landowners look for natural barriers to SWEPCO line plan
EUREKA SPRINGS -- Since SWEPCO's plans to put a 345 kV transmission line across Carroll County were announced, the U.S. Fish and Wildlife Service has been busy surveying local properties, searching for endangered species. "This past year, we've been to more caves in Carroll County than we ever have before," Heath Rauschenberger, karst and cave biologist, said, estimating they've surveyed about a dozen caves in that time period. ...
Applications for 'no spray' on ROWs due to Carroll Electric by March 15
CARROLL COUNTY -- Those who wish to have Carroll Electric control vegetation by hand on electric line rights-of-way on their property have until March 15 to file an application requesting that option. In response to public opposition to herbicide spraying on private land several years ago, Carroll Electric instituted a process in 2010 whereby landowners could request that vegetation growing under power lines be removed manually...
Open carry gun walk set: Act 746 advocates plan to gather in Eureka Springs
EUREKA SPRINGS -- A group of advocates for the open carry gun laws have planned to equip themselves with a sidearm enjoy and a normal day of dining and shopping in the city on Saturday, March 29. "It is not a march, it is not a demonstration," said Marti Suchsland, event organizer. "We are there for an open carry walk and to educate people. We will be eating lunch in Eureka Springs and then do some shopping and just carrying on like normal people."...
Bible-reading leader heading to Nepal
GREEN FOREST -- Nepal is almost as far on the other side of the planet from Carroll County as one can get. That's physically speaking. Culturally, the difference may be more akin to being on the moon. But that's the journey Bonnie Roediger, an ordained minister at Olive Tree Fellowship in Eureka Springs and founder of Bible Reading Ministry International, and her husband, Jesse, are going to make on March 9...
In a (gold) rush
EUREKA SPRINGS -- More than 100 Boy Scouts descended on Lake Leatherwood the weekend of Feb. 14 to participate in their annual winter competition. This winter's theme was "Klondike Gold Rush," and many of the competitions reflected that theme. Besides the usual Scouting challenges such as knot tying, first aid, compass and flint and steel, there were also events such as snowshoe races (pictured), bridge building, snowball throws and "Klondike cooking."...
Ken Bates, friend to area pets, dies
HOLIDAY ISLAND -- A great loss to the community. That is how friends of Ken Bates summed up his passing. Bates, who lived in Holiday Island, passed away Sunday night after a battle with cancer, at the age of 83. His death was a shock to people who knew him as an advocate for responsible pet ownership and a pillar of the Good Shepherd Animal Society for three decades...
Over the edge
Eureka Springs EMS and rescue crews responded to the Leatherwood Bridge Tuesday afternoon for a car over an embankment. The patient had to be removed from a vehicle that had come to rest far down an incline, and the hoisted to level ground. The injured patient was transported to a regional hospital by Air Evac Lifeteam. ...
When sparks fly
GREEN FOREST -- A quick fix with an arc welder wielded by Bud Hooton is all it took to get the mill back in operation at Evans Feed Store and More in Green Forest on Thursday.
Hooten is also the bovine feed mixologist at the store.
BV students show off published work
BERRYVILLE -- Some local students have become published authors thanks to district-wide involvement in the national College-Ready Writers Project. "Berryville is the only district in Arkansas to participate," said Project Director Nikki Holland, of the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville...
Eureka Dog Park a reality now as construction begins
EUREKA SPRINGS -- The advisory committee that oversees the construction of the new dog park in Harmon Park has begun the initial phases of construction, including having an entrance paved and starting the fencing. The Eureka Springs Dog Park is the first of its kind in the county, according to the park proposal from the committee...
APSC's SWEPCO ruling stands; Route 109 approved as opposition in two states stays strong
LITTLE ROCK -- The commissioners of the Arkansas Public Service Commission have effectively handed off to Missouri the decision of whether Southwestern Electric Power Co. will be allowed to construct some 50 miles of 150-foot-tall 345,000 Volt transmission lines through portions of Benton and Carroll counties...
Longest-employed Eureka teacher announces her retirement
EUREKA SPRINGS -- It's a big deal when the longest-employed staff member or teacher in a school district announces retirement -- and high school English teacher Kathy Remenar fits both those categories. Remenar handed in her resignation letter at Thursday's school board meeting, effective the end of the school year...
Local Dem ticket settled: Candidate list includes new contender for county sheriff
BERRYVILLE -- The Committee for the Democratic Party of Carroll County has a slew of incumbents and one newcomer ready for the upcoming election. "I just feel that with my background and law enforcement experiencee, I could add a lot to the office," said candidate for county sheriff Randy Mayfield at the committee's meeting last Saturday...
Gluten-free baking workshop scheduled for March 8 in Eureka
EUREKA SPRINGS -- Given up gluten? Probably the things people miss most when they go gluten-free is bread, followed closely by pizza, then goodies like pie. Join us at the CulinArts Centerat the Writers' Colony at Dairy Hollow on Saturday, March 8 from 1 to 4 p.m. to solve some of the mysteries of baking without gluten...
Single Parent Scholarship deadline is approaching
FAYETTEVILLE -- The Single Parent Scholarship Fund of Northwest Arkansas, Inc. works to help single parent families become financially stable and independent by providing direct financial assistance to low-income single parents who are pursuing a career-related course of study in order to gain sufficient employment to meet the basic needs of their families. Supportive programs are also available to help ensure the success of our recipients...
Preston Hyatt receives President's Volunteer Service Award
EUREKA SPRINGS -- On Feb. 12, Preston Hyatt, honorary Eureka Springs Rotarian, was presented with the President's Volunteer Service Award for 2013 by Dave Teigen, president of Eureka Springs Rotary Club. Included with the certificate was a letter from President Barack Obama thanking Preston for all of his volunteer efforts in the community...
Northark offers medical summer program for high-schoolers
HARRISON -- North Arkansas Regional Medical Center, in conjunction with local businesses, UAMS Rural Hospital Program, Arkansas Blue Cross Blue Shield, Arkansas Farm Bureau and the Oral Health Department of the Arkansas Department of Health, is offering a two-week summer intensive program for students entering grades 11 and 12 who are interested in a wide range of health care careers...
Library catalog available on the go
BERRYVILLE -- Carroll and Madison Public Libraries are now giving patrons the option to browse their catalog via phone and tablet. The catalog has been available on the library's websites since 2009, but browsing on anything but a computer has been cumbersome until now. The mobile version of the catalog is simple, intuitive and easy to use...
Community strength training class offered by Extension Office
BERRYVILLE -- If you want to boost metabolism, increase your energy level and stop bone loss that leads to osteoporosis, this could be the exercise program for you. The Carroll County Office of the University of Arkansas Cooperative Extension Service is offering a strength training program called StrongWomen & Men on Mondays, Wednesdays and Fridays at 9:30 a.m. ...
Cast, staff sign-ups to be held for Passion Play
Editor's Note: Due to inclement weather, the sign-up has been rescheduled to Sunday, March 9. EUREKA SPRINGS -- Cast and crew registration for the 2014 season of The Great Passion Play will be held on Sunday, March 2, from 2 to 3:30 p.m. Men, women and children 5 years of age and older are needed for this year's cast. There is a particular need for men between the ages of 20 and 45 to play the parts of apostles, priests and soldiers, as well as families with children...
State treasurer candidate Dennis Milligan visits county GOP
BERRYVILLE -- Arkansas state treasurer candidate Dennis Milligan met with the Carroll County Republican Committee during its meeting on Monday. "It is great to be up here in God's country," Milligan said after being asked about campaigning in the county. "This is an area that is important to us, these are people who are probably good conservative folks that believe in putting in a fair day's work for a fair day's wage. They believe in self-reliance, and they believe in taking care of their own."...
Making their moves
BERRYVILLE -- In Larissa Allen's gifted and talented room last week, her fourth-graders were learning chess. Clockwise from left, Samuel Ball, Brody Perkins, Lauren Spurlock and Nathan Edwards practice their elementary skills.
Fire destroys mobile home in Busch
BUSCH -- Inspiration Point Rural Fire Protection District firefighters were toned out at 1:45 a.m. Thursday to a structure fire that destroyed a mobile home and threatened a workshop on County Road 236. IP Fire Chief Ed Thompson said that on arrival, firefighters found a small mobile home "fully engulfed." He said the fire threatened to spread to a nearby shop building, but was stopped by firefighters. The mobile home was a total loss...