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Arrest Report:




11-26-14

Scott A. Easley - Berryville - 26 - terroristic threatening, agg. assault on household member

Shawn R. Landin - Berryville - 36 - failure to pay

​Dave A. Redmon - Green Forest - 47 - hold for other agency



​11-25-14

Darrell A. Stephens - Berryville - 39 - failure to pay on no proof of liability

Mark M. Tatum - Branson, Mo - 54 - hold for other agency

​Jesse T. Villines - Green Forest - 41 - failure to pay




​11-24-14

Gregory K. McConnell - Green Forest - 53 - hold for other agency

Keith A. Witt - Eureka Springs - 33 - domestic battery, resisting arrest, disorderly conduct, threatening law enforcement officer


11-23-14

Kevin M. Enix - Harrison - 35 - failure to pay

Jason R. Surface - Green Forest - 34 - driving on suspended/revoked license, speeding, no liability insurance, hold for other agency, violation of protection law

Atanmake Tabuake - Green Forest - 31 - driving on suspended or revoked license


11-22-14

Joshua W. Fritz - Green Forest - 28 - possession of drug paraphernalia, speeding, drivingon suspended or revoked license, careless driving, no proof of insurance

Richardo Garcia - Green Forest - 31 - failure to appear, possession w/ intent to deliver, possession of drug paraphernalia, possession of firearms by certain person, possession of controlled substance, fleeing an office

Nicole D. Hathaway - Green Forest - 26 - possession of drug paraphernalia, drinking on highway

Jason J. Lee - Eureka Springs - 36 - breaking or entering, possession of controlled substance, public intox, theft of property

Kevin L. Saldana - Green Forest - 20 - court commitment



​11-21-14

Elvoid D. Brooksher - Berryville - 59 - endangering welfare minor first degree, aggravated assault vehicle, terroristic threatening

Michell J. Duguay - Berryville - 30 - violation of protection order

Ashton C. Duncan - Fayetteville - 20 - hold for Madison County

Yvonne K. Landeros - Green Forest - 46 - contributing to delinquency of minor, body attachment

Julia E. Milam - Eureka Springs - 32 - violation of hot check law



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News For Tuesday, November 25, 2014


Police Step Up Patrols for Click It Or Ticket Campaign this week

The Click It or Ticket campaign kicked off Monday and will wrap up on Sunday. Local law enforcement officers will be working extra shifts to keep an eye out for those specifically not wearing their seat belts. You could face fines as high as $45 in Arkansas if you're caught not wearing a seat belt.  The National Highway Traffic Safety Administration said of the nearly 300 traffic deaths that happened across the country during the week of Thanksgiving in 2012, 60 percent of those who died weren't buckled up. 





Ozarks Chorale to Carol at Santa in the Park

Santa will be arriving at Basin Spring Park on November 28, Friday at 5 p.m.  Goodie bags will be given out to the children visiting Santa.  But for big AND little kids ...  Ozarks Chorale will be performing Christmas carols for everyone's joy from 4:45 to 6:30.  Please come to the Park and usher in the Christmas season in a most delightful way!





Teen Seriously Injured in Barry County Accident


A teenager from Seligman suffers serious injuries in a single-vehicle crash on Highway 37 two miles north of Washburn in Barry County.  State troopers say 17-year-old Jessica Morgan was southbound at 1:35 a.m. Sunday, when her car ran off the road and struck a culvert.  Morgan was airlifted to Mercy Hospital in Springfield.  




Girl Says Family Friend Sexually Abused Her in Stone County, Mo.

A man from Galena is accused of sexually abusing a 10-year-old girl.  Norman T. Anderson, 58, is in the Stone County jail in lieu of a $250,000 bond after he was charged with seven counts of first-degree statutory sodomy on Saturday. The probable cause statement against Anderson says the investigation by the Stone County Sheriff’s Department started on Nov. 20 after the girl told her grandmother what happened to her.   The statement describes the girl as a family friend.  According to the probable cause statement, the girl said Anderson abused her over “the past few months.”  On Friday, sheriff’s deputies searched Anderson’s home.  The probable cause statement says they found sex toys that the girl described when she was interviewed by trained investigators at the Lakes Area Child Advocacy Center.




Arkansas Lawmakers Look At Prison Options, Including Using Ex-Schools

Sending some inmates to a private facility, using abandoned school buildings and expanding alternative sentencing programs are among the options detailed in a report to Arkansas lawmakers on prison overcrowding.  The report issued to a legislative committee on Monday detailed several alternatives to the expected proposal to build a 1,000-inmate prison to ease overcrowding of state inmates at county jails.  State prison officials likely will ask lawmakers to approve their plans for their new facility, which they've said may be funded by increasing the decal fee on car tags.  The report suggests the state look at using a private corrections management company to handle some inmates, and also says the state could consider using abandoned school buildings and other available structures rather than new construction.




Searcy Toddler Still Missing

Searcy Police held a press conference Monday afternoon to offer updates on the search for Malik Drummond, a two-year-old boy who went missing from his home on Sunday. Police Chief Jimmy Clark said they searching continuously since Drummond, who is autistic, was reported missing by his parents around 5:45 p.m. Sunday night. They estimate about 45 minutes passed between when he went missing and when it was reported, including as much as 30 minutes before his parents realized he was gone. Clark said the family is fully cooperating in the search.  His biological parents share custody and he was home with his father and stepmother. Bloodhounds were brought in Monday and searched for four hours but did not turn up anything. So far, they have not used a helicopter as part of the search because one has not been available. The closest bodies of water to Drummond's home are some creeks that are blocks away. They have been checked.  The child  was wearing a blue shirt and striped brown pants and police say he was not wearing a coat.  Clark said they have no specific leads at this point, but are following up on some phone calls. No one has reported seeing him since his disappearance.  When asked if they suspect foul play, Clark replied that there is no evidence of it now, but "all avenues are being pursued. 




Medicaid Expansion Tally Rises

More than 7,200 Arkansans were approved for coverage under the state's expanded Medicaid program last month, bringing the total number covered to 218,844, according to information released Monday by the state Department of Human Services.  Of those who had completed enrollment as of Oct. 31, 187,392 were enrolled in Medicaid-funded plans on the state's health insurance exchange under the so-called private option.  An additional 24,942 Arkansans had been assigned to the traditional Medicaid program because they were considered to have exceptional health needs.  The total number approved also included 6,510 people who had not yet completed enrollment.  The expansion, authorized under the 2010 federal health care overhaul law and approved by the state Legislature in 2013, extended eligibility for Medicaid-funded coverage to an estimated 250,000 adults under age 65 with incomes of up to 138 percent of the poverty level: $16,105 for an individual, for instance, or $32,913 for a family of four.

The private option uses federal Medicaid funds to pay the premiums for plans on the state's health insurance exchange and also provides additional subsidies that reduce or eliminate enrollees' out-of-pocket costs for medical care.  Enrollment began Oct. 1, 2013, for coverage that started Jan. 1.  The highest approval totals as of Oct. 31 were in the state's most populous counties. Pulaski County had the most, with 29,521 approved. Washington County followed, with 11,124 approvals, and then Benton County, which had 9,753.


News For Monday, November 24, 2014


Carroll County Quorum Court Report

​The Carroll County Quorum Court met in regular session Friday.  All J.P.'s were present except for Larry swofford and John Howerton.  J.P.'s took action on the following:

Passed on its second reading, an Ordinance repealing a 2003 Animal Control Ordinance, because it was never implemented.  The county could not afford to hire one full time.  

Passed on its first reading an Ordinance approving and levying the county, municipal and school tax millage for the year 2014.  There was no change over last year on the millage rates.

Passed on its first reading an ordinance approving and levying the voluntary contribution millage for the year 2014.  There was no change over last year.

Passed an appropriation ordinance appropriating money to the Sheriff's office for reimbursement from insurance on a totaled vehicle.

Passed a Resolution confirming the appointment of Robert J. Howle to the Inspiration Point Rural Fire Protection District.

Pulled until next month an Ordinance enacting revisions to the code of ordinances.

At the meetings end, J.P.'s Jack Deaton and Ron Flake commented on the budget committee meetings.........



Christmas Parades Right Around the Corner

The City of Berryville will host the 2014 Berryville Christmas Parade at 6:30pm, Saturday, December 6th.  Since the 2013 parade was cancelled because of winter weather, theme "I'm Dreamin' of a Green Christmas" will be repeated this year with an emphasis on the use of recycled materials in the design of the entries.

Entry forms are available online at berryville.com under Community Center tab or by email at deneen@berryville.com.  Pre-registration is encouraged.  Entry forms may be returned to the BCC, 601 Dr. "Spurlin Circle, Berryville, or by email.  Alternate dates in case of weather canc ellations are Monday,k December 8th and Saturday, December 13th.

Cash prizes will be awarded in the following categories:

* Best All-Around Float
* Best Church-Affiliated Float or Non-Profit Club
* Best Corporate Float* Best Decorated Automobile
* Best Decorated bike, motorcycle, ATV or miscellaneous
* Best Equestrian
* Best Pedestrian Group

The Green Forest Christmas Parade is set for Saturday, December 6th at 10am on the GF SquareThe Eureka Springs Christmas Parade is Friday, December 5th, at 6:30pm, downtown Eureka Springs.



ASP Troop L to Receive New Recruits

Retired Boone County Judge Robert McCorkindale administers the Oath of Commission to 24 Arkansas State Police Trooper Recruits in a graduation ceremony at the state capitol.  Two of the new recruits – 42-year-old Ronnie Boyd and 30-year-old Sor Lee – will serve with Troop L based in Madison County.  Boyd received special recognition for attaining the highest possible score in his academic training.  The recruit candidates were assembled from a group of applicants already commissioned as law enforcement officers, and employed by police and sheriff’s departments across the state. The new troopers will work in tandem with certified Field Training Officers prior to being released to their regular assignments.



Eagle Tours Offered at Beaver Lake

Hobbs State Park – Conservation Area offers eagle watch tours on Beaver Lake November 2014 through February 2015.  December tours will take place on December 6th, 7th, 13th, 14th, 20th, 21st, 23rd, 27th, 28th, 29th, and 30th.  According to Rebekah Penny, park interpreter, “We have always seen eagles on our tours; some mature, some immature, and we always see other beautiful wildlife as well.  It could be migrating osprey, great blue herons, king fishers, deer, or red-tailed hawks.  No one will ever be disappointed on our eagle tours.”  Penny added, “We can only take 20 guests at a time, so it’s important that folks call the park in a timely manner to ensure that their names get on the boarding lists.”Tickets must be purchased in advance.  Adults $10.00 + tax. Children 6-12 $5.00 + tax.    Tours depart Rocky Branch Marina promptly at 3:00 p.m.  For more information and to make reservations, call: 479-789-5000



Officials Warn of Deer on Roadways

Arkansas motorists are expected to hit nearly 25,000 deer this season, with a majority of the crashes occurring in November and December, an insurance company and officials around the state said.  Hunting season and deer mating season both began recently and have caused deer to be more mobile. Also, the time change earlier this month has commuters driving home when it's dark and when more deer are out.  "This is the deer's most active time of the year," said Ralph Meeker, the assistant deer program coordinator with the Arkansas Game and Fish Commission. "The deer are moving more, and they are hit more."  According to State Farm, a national insurance company that monitors deer-car "confrontations," Arkansas drivers have a one in 107 chance of hitting a deer on  the state's roadways.  Arkansas dropped from ninth to 13th on the company's list of projected deer-car crashes this year. West Virginia ranks first on the list, with  motorists there facing a one in 39 chance of hitting an animal. Deer are more apt to live in rural, wooded areas such as Lawrence, Cleveland, Newton and Drew counties because there are fewer people and less encroachment on the animals' habitat.


Money Matters: Holiday shopping secrets

"Black Friday" may no longer be the biggest shopping day of the year, as many stores open on Thanksgiving Day, "Cyber Monday" draws spending away from brick and mortar storefronts, and holiday sales start earlier each year. But it's still a big day for retailers and is considered a barometer of consumer spending. Many retailers make 30-40 percent of their annual sales during the fourth quarter. And they count on consumers to spend big. But as Bankrate.com reports, there are ways you can save money during the holiday shopping season, if you plan ahead. Having a clear plan helps avoid the temptation of impulse buys, and studying prices can save the disappointment of realizing you could have bought the same things for less elsewhere.   Talk with family financial advisors in your area about the value of pre-planning holiday budgets. And consider a comparison shopping shopping story with a dozen typical holiday gifts in your market. You might be surprised how prices can vary, even among discount stores.


Arkansas Ranchers Warned of Acorn Poison in Cattle 


The University of Arkansas' Division of Agriculture is warning ranchers in the state about the possibility of acorn poisoning in cattle.  Tom Troxel, the associate head of animal science at the university, says autumn's generous acorn crop may be great for deer but it could be deadly for cattle.  Troxel says cattle frequently graze on pastures that may contain oak timber and there is a chance they will consume acorns. He says an occasional acorn isn't a threat, but too many can lead to acorn poisoning. Troxel says tannins are the toxic agents found in acorns. He says consuming tannins can lead to gastrointestinal problems, severe kidney damage and even death. Some cattle may consume acorns and experience no ill effects, while others suffer severe disease.



News For Friday, November 21, 2014


Fire Station Receives Facelift

The monument of 1920’s public safety had degenerated into a neighborhood eyesore on White Street in Eureka Springs.  The light paint was faded and worn.  The old station sign was peeling and the trim had fallen off.  Many passers-by discounted the tiny building as a poorly kept household garage.  After years of being blasted by wind, rain, snow and sun, the aged fire station on White Street was showing its years.  

Eureka Springs Fire Department Station #2 is a single bay cinderblock station located on the historic loop.  Its small size has rendered it almost unusable for modern day fire apparatus.  But, the fire house still serves as a volunteer station covering the Victorian era homes on the loop.  A 1975 model fire engine is tucked away inside, awaiting the rare call to action. 

The new station facelift was completed early in November.  Volunteer Dick Titus estimates the painting project cost him $400 out of his own pocket and over 40 hours of work.  Mr. Titus is philosophical about the expense.  “It’s a neighborhood fire station”, he says, “If every citizen did one small thing for the city, we would have more pride and a sense of ownership.  This is just my part to give back to Eureka.”  And his efforts speak for themselves.  The fire hall at #14 White Street gleams with neighborhood pride.  



Tyson CEO Donnie Smith: Hillshire Opens Door to More Growth

Donnie Smith, CEO and president of Tyson Foods Inc. of Springdale, said Wednesday that it's an exciting time to be in the food business, especially as the company moves forward after its $8.55 billion acquisition of Hillshire Brands Inc. of Chicago.  Smith and CFO Dennis Leatherby spoke at the Morgan Stanley Global Consumer & Retail Conference, sharing highlights from the company's quarterly and annual earnings report released Monday.  As the company moves forward, Smith sees growth opportunities because of its Hillshire products.  Tyson is now the No. 2 company in frozen food worldwide behind Nestlé, but Smith said Tyson has market dominance in key areas. For example, Smith showed a graphic Tyson, either through its own or Hillshire products, with the No. 1 product in robustly growing categories. In fresh chicken, Tyson has a 12 percent share of a market that is growing at a 6.5 percent clip, and Jimmy Dean is at 19 percent in frozen protein breakfast, an area that is growing at 7.1 percent.


State Review Board to Consider 11 Properties for Nomination to National Register of Historic Places

The State Review Board of the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program will consider 11 Arkansas properties in nine counties for nomination to the National Register of Historic Places when it meets at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, December 3, in Room 170 at 323 Center Street in Little Rock, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced this week.

Properties to be considered for National Register nomination include:

* Skillern House at Fayetteville in Washington County
* Shady Grove Delmar Church and School near Delmar in Carroll County.

The board also will consider the Oaks Cemetery at Fayetteville in Washington County for listing on the Arkansas Register of Historic Places. The Arkansas Register recognizes historically noteworthy places that are not eligible for listing on the National Register of Historic Places.


America's Car-Mart 2Q Earnings Rise Amid Higher Sales

Car-Mart reported revenue of $134 million for the quarter, up from $121 million a year ago. The company saw an increase in sales as it offered more lower-priced vehicles. Car-Mart sold 12,084 vehicles during the quarter, which represented a nearly 14 percent increase. Average monthly sales per store also moved up, from 27.6 to 29.6.  Car-Mart CEO Hank Henderson said the company had 136 stores, seven more than in the same quarter a year ago. Car-Mart opened two stores this year and plan to open three more in the third quarter, Henderson said.



Defenders Lose Bid to Add 46 Lawyers

A request from the Arkansas Public Defender Commission for an additional 46 attorneys and 10 legal support staff members was denied Thursday by the Joint Budget Committee.The commission included the appeal for increased staffing in its fiscal 2016 budget request, which sought a $5.5 million increase in funding for fiscal 2016 to ease the caseload of existing public defenders. Supporters of the funding request warned that the caseload required of attorneys is getting close to those in other states that have spawned multimillion-dollar lawsuits. The committee Thursday approved the governor's recommendation for the commission, which included three new staff members in the commission's trial division and a budget increase of about $350,000 from fiscal 2015.Thursday's vote was an early step. The commission's budget will have to be approved by the full Legislature during the 2015 session.


Graco Recalls Nearly 5 Million Strollers After Fingertip Amputations

​The Consumer Product Safety Commission says baby quipment maker Graco is recalling nearly 5 million strollers after getting 11 reports of finger injuries including six reports of fingertip amputation. The CPSC says the folding hinge on the sides of the stroller can pinch a child’s finger, posing a laceration or amputation hazard.  The Graco  models include Aspen, Breeze, Capri, Cirrus, Glider, Kite, LiteRider, Sierra, Solara, Sterling and TravelMate Model Strollers and Travel SystemsHazard.   They were sold at Target, Toys R Us, Walmart and other retail stores nationwide and online at Amazon.com, Walmart.com and other online retailers from August 2000 through November 2014.     The CPSC says Graco has received 11 reports of finger injuries including six reports of fingertip amputation, four reports of partial-fingertip amputation and one finger laceration.


News For Thursday, November 20,2014


Quorum Court Budget Committee Cuts Airport Budget

Frustrated with the Carroll  County Airport Commission chairman Lonnie P. Clark, the Quorum Court Budget Committee, at their meeting Wednesday, cut the Airport's proposed 2015 budget, mainly because of Clark's lack of cooperation with the Quorum Court to provide a financial report.  Clark and other Airport Commissioners attended the meeting and heard some of these comments from the Budget committee members, chairman Jack Deaton, Ron Flake, and Gaylon Riggs ..........

Missing on the financial report provided by Clark, and questioned by County Treasurer Cindy Collins, is a $300,000 grant the Airport got for new hangar construction.  The Budget Committee is intent on meeting the deadline and having the proposed budget ready for vote at the December Quorum Court meeting.  The Committee also reviewed the proposed budgets for the Sheriff's office, detention center and 911 with Sheriff-elect Randy Mayfield.  Mayfield said it looks like a budget he can operate under.  Committee members had worked with Captain Alan Hoos and Pam Webb with the Sheriff's office at earlier budget meetings to establish a proposed budget.  


Berryville School Board of Education Highlights from November 17th meeting

Members Present:  LeeAnn Ashford, Chad Hipps, Todd Howard, Kristi Howerton, Sherri Plumlee, & David Waller 
Members Absent:  Jeff Miles

The minutes and financial reports were approved by the Board.

The Board approved the following requests for the 2014-15 school year:

Athletics – The Board approved the Athletic Department selling ads for the Holiday Hoops Tournament.

The Board received written and verbal Buildings/Grounds/Facilities updates from Doug Harris. The Board authorized permission to issue an RFP to construct a 30 x 50 storage building to be located behind the maintenance building.  The Board approved spending the entire $28,375 Perkins Allocation to purchase Chrome Books & Cart for Agri:  and Laptops for the Middle School Career Development class.  The Board also approved posting bids for a school bus.  

The Board tabled purchasing Campus Cameras for $279,883.26 until more information could be reviewed.

Jill Jones provided a short presentation of the Zuni Website that Dr. Clark had purchased at the beginning of the year for the K-5 schools.

The Board approved the $21,161.89 fuel purchase.

The Board approved a one-time only $500 Bonus for all full-time district employees.  The bonus will be paid November 25th and each employee will receive one bonus.  Dr. Clark reported that as of November 11th there were 2,056 students attending Berryville School.


Cornerstone Bank to Build Branch at Huntsville

Cornerstone Bank, based  out of Eureka Springs, is looking to provide access from its future branch in Huntsville to the Huntsville Walmart Supercenter by extending Curtis Hutchins Way west from the bank and into the store’s parking lot. Charlie Cross, president and CEO of Cornerstone Bank, said last week that nothing has been finalized, but the bank has been in talks with Walmart in regards to a partnership that would fund and oversee the extension of the roadway into the back of Walmart’s parking lot.  Huntsville Planning Commission Chairman Jennifer Thomas said a third party is also involved in the talks, and upkeep of the roadway would be the responsibility of those three parties, should Dirt work has already started at the location of the future branch, which will be on the east side of the Supercenter, which opened last month. Cornerstone’s branch —which will be the first Cornerstone bank in Huntsville— will measure roughly 4,000 square feet. Construction is expected to be completed by next summer.


Madison County Jail to Close

In advance of what would likely be a state-mandated closure due to personnel and space deficiencies and failed facility inspections for more than a decade, officials have decided to voluntary shut down the Madison County Jail at the end of the year. County Judge Frank Weaver, County Clerk Faron Ledbetter, and Sheriff Phillip Morgan each signed a letter dated Nov. 13 sent to the Fourth District Criminal Detention Facilities Review Committee of the Arkansas Department of Finance and Administration that states that county officials are making preparations to close the facility as of Dec. 31. 

The formal announcement of the closure was made to the Quorum Court at Monday’s regular meeting, withWeaver, Ledbetter, Morgan, Madison County Sheriff’s Office (MCSO) Capt. Robert Boyd, Madison County Probation/Parole Officer Jill McCallie, District Court Judge Dale Ramsey, and Madison County Prosecutor Joel Cape all weighing in on the impact the closure will have. Weaver told the justices of the peace that voluntarily closing the facility is “the only option we have,” and is a proactive move to avoid a lawsuit from the state’s Attorney General.


Elderly SW Mo. Man Injured in Tractor Accident 

A man from Washburn, Mo., was injured in a tractor accident near County Road 1000 and Highway NN in Barry County on Tuesday.  According to police, 85-year-old Jimmy Benson was driving a Montana Tractor north when he struck a tree causing the vehicle to fall.  Benson was flown by Life Flight to Cox South in Springfield for serious injuries. 


Ark. Among the Worst in Child Homelessness 

A report entitled “America’s Youngest Outcasts” was released by the National Center on Family Homelessness this week and ranks Arkansas 47th overall in child homeless. The report says the Natural State had approximately 22-thousand children that were homeless between 2012 and 2013 – a 13 percent increase from the year prior.  California, Mississippi, and Alabama were all ranked below Arkansas in the report. 


Eureka Springs Offers Holiday Fun for Everyone

Families looking for an old-fashioned, slow paced holiday experience can find what they're looking for in the historic Victorian Village of Eureka Springs, Arkansas.   Residents share the warmth of a small-town Christmas with visitors through the many holiday events and activities.   The dozens of shops and galleries in Eureka Springs are a favorite for shoppers looking for that special, one-of-a-kind gift that can’t be purchased just anywhere.  

The town begins lighting up on November 1st with both residents and businesses participating in the “Bling in the Springs” holiday lighting competition.   Homes and businesses city-wide will be aglow for the holidays.

The grounds of the Great Passion Play will be lit up with thousands of lights as well during “Experience the Light” which runs on Friday and Saturday evenings from 6 p.m. to 8:30pm through December 21st.   Besides the lights, they will feature Christmas music in the Great Hall and a live nativity with actors and animals in the Smith Chapel.  Admission is by donation.   

The largest Snow Village and Train Exhibit in the South will be on display every weekend at the Gaskin’s Switch Village at 2051 E. Van Buren.   Presented by the Eureka Springs Historical Museum, the display takes you back to a 1930's to 1950's landscape of small town America.  

The 48th Annual Silver Tea is hosted by the women of St. James’ Episcopal Church, Eureka Springs.  On Thurs., Dec. 4th from 1:30 to 3:30 p.m., the dining room of the historic Crescent Hotel will be transformed by seasonal decorations, hostesses in period costume and elegant tea tables with heirloom silver pieces displayed on stunning lace tablecloths.   A mouth-watering variety of tea sandwiches and cookies will be served in addition to coffee and tea.  Admission is by donation.  

Miss Arkansas 2014 will serve as Grand Marshal of the Annual Christmas Parade scheduled for Friday December 5th at 6 p.m.  The theme for the 2014 parade is “Light the World.”  The parade is staged in the historic downtown district and is surrounded by great shops and boutiques, galleries, and restaurants.    

On Saturday, December 6th, from 3 p.m. to 8 p.m., the Eureka Springs Preservation Society hosts the 32nd Annual Eureka Springs Christmas Tour of Homes.   Ten locations will be participating in this year's tour, giving guests a glimpse of a bygone era.   All stops on the self-guided tour will be lavishly decorated for the season with Victorian attired docents at each site to relate the history of each home.  Tickets can be purchased at the Eureka Springs Historical Museum or Eureka Springs Chamber of Commerce.  

Kids of all ages can see Santa in Basin Spring Park during several events.   His first visit will be on Friday, November 28th at 5.pm.     He will return to the park on Saturday, December 6th and 13th from 1-3 p.m.  for photos, a scavenger hunt, games, and goodies for the whole family!   

There will be no shortage of Christmas music playing throughout town.    On December 6th, at 7 p.m. renowned Native American musician John Two-Hawks will present his 11th Annual Christmas Concert at The Auditorium celebrating the magic of this sacred season featuring the Washington Jr. High  Choir.     The Ozarks Chorale Holiday Concert and Community Hallelujah Chorus Sing is the following Saturday, December 13th, also at The Auditorium at 7:30 p.m.