“Well, I was just a-thinkin’ that when Mary gets married and with Dode spendin’ most of his time in Eureka Springs, we’re goin’ to be by ourselves most of the time. You could have some time to visit with th’ neighbors if you wanted to. There’s people over there livin’ not more than a half a mile apart. It’s close enough that I could walk into town when I want to. It’s in walkin’ distance of the schoolhouse over there. They hold meetin’ there ever Sunday. It would be a easier life fer both of us, Susan. I wish you would think about it a little before you make up your mind,” he coaxed.
Landen Saylor, left, and brother, Jaydon, show off a catch of trout during their first visit to the White River below Beaver Dam on May 18. In the background the boys’ grandfather, Paul Downey, beams with pride. They were fishing with Downey's sister, Charlotte Downey, former owner of the Dam Store and (obvious) expert on fishing the waters of Northwest Arkansas.
ESPD Det. Brad Handley, left, presses Det. Thomas Achord’s fingers onto the department’s new digital fingerprint scanner. The $16,000 system was purchased in part with $14,000 donated from the estate of the late Ellen Arvilla Lena Guske, who moved to the area in1982 after her retirement from Illinois Bell Telephone Company. The new system sends fingerprints directly into the worldwide Automated Fingerprint Identification System for computer-expedited matching with millions of other prints in a matter of hours, saving days of waiting for fingerprints to travel by mail. The system can also scan latent prints lifted from a crime scene, speeding up investigations and helping identify potential criminals. It will also make hard copies of fingerprints via a laser printer.
Members of the Walker-Wilson American Legion Post #9 raised more than $1300 with assistance from Cornerstone Bank and a Shred-it Mobile Paper Shredding and Recycling truck from Little Rock shredding documents and papers May 22. People showed up from as far away as Rogers. From left are Larry Schoenhofer, Jim Weatherford, Ferguson Stewart, Carmen Caldwell, Jack Baker, Marvin Negelein and Tanner Ward.
Olivia Katherine Wallace, graduate of Clear Spring School (‘06) and Hendrix College (‘10) graduated from the Starr King School for the Ministry with a Masters in Social Change degree on May 23. Commencement will take place at Mt. Diablo Unitarian Universalist Church in Walnut Creek, Calif. She is the daughter of Jim Wallace of Eureka Springs and Laura Waters of Istanbul, Turkey. Olivia is engaged to Brandon Loren Meadows, Senior Technician for Non-Destructive Testing Mistras Group of CA and the son of Tim Meadows and Dana Jividen and the stepson of Randy Jividen of Kenova, W.V. They will be married July 6 in Kuttawa, Ky.
Margy Thompson chops barbecued brisket from Knucklehead’s for the Inspiration Point Fire Department’s fundraising BBQ Saturday. Margy is the wife of Fire Chief Ed Thompson. The event drew a huge crowd, including dozens of Mazda Miata drivers who drove out for BBQ before returning for their parade through Eureka Springs later in the evening.
The crew on Eureka Springs’ unofficial yacht, Anahí, look back as they lead the fleet during one of the final races of Beaver Lake Sailing Club’s 2013 Spring Series. Alas, their efforts on Sunday were not enough to win the series away from Jimmie White and his intrepid crew aboard Jaded. Now that the spring series is in the logbook, skipper Dan Bennett (foreground), Deven and Kristen Phillips, Katrina Pumphrey, James Louis and Mark Francis will have to spit the brackish taste of defeat from their mouths and prepare for the grueling test of boats and crew known as the Dave Durst Memorial Regatta, June 8 and 9. Read all about it in the Independent.
Amanda Burkitt with a nice Beaver Lake hybrid striper caught May 21 off a plainer board with big shad 20 ft. behind with no weight running in eight feet of water. Stripers, whites and hybrids are moving out of the river and back our way.
For the last century modern society has been waging a war on germs. Instinctively we have a gut feeling for what is healthy; but combinations of desires, fear, poor science, cheapness and cultural influences persuade us to ignore these instincts. Researchers are now showing us something about ourselves that we once took for granted, and have now turned against.
Winners of costume awards in the May 11 Artrageous Parade pose for a snapshot with Mayor Morris Pate in Basin Park May 17. From the left are jugglers Ethan Robison and his father, Edward, who won third place; Pate; Mark “Sparky” Wetzel, who won second place and the chubby crew of Crescent Hotel ghost staffers who took first place.