The Hillberry Music Festival, also known as “Hillberry: The Harvest Moon Music Festival”, is set to return to Eureka Springs, Arkansas this fall for four days and nights of music on Oct. 10th-13th. On Tuesday, event organizers shared the initial part of their 2019 performer lineup, which is led by Railroad Earth, who will play two sets, and the Del McCoury Band.Related: Railroad Earth Offers Heartfelt Tribute To The Late, Great Andy Goessling At Harvest Moon FestivalThe list of artist shared by Hillberry organizers on Tuesday afternoon also includes Billy Strings, Leftover Salmon, The Travelin McCourys, Jeff Austin Band, the Jon Stickley Trio, and Handmade Moments, who will also play two sets. The list is rounded out by Arkansauce, Friends of the Phamily, and Opal Agafia & The Sweet Nothings. More artists are expected to be announced between now and the fall when the event takes place.The four-day festival takes place at the picturesque area of land in northern Arkansas known as “The Farm,” located along the borders of the Mark Twain national forest in the Ozark Mountains of Eureka Springs. Fans can head to the festival website for general information and ticket options.
At home with Taipans coach Aaron Fearne and his wife Amy. PICTURE: JUSTIN BRIERTYAFTER a pulsating night at the convention centre, win or lose, Taipans coach Aaron Fearne knows he can go home and take some precious time-out. Last year he and his family moved from their longstanding Bayview Heights home to a larger property at popular Brinsmead estate, The Peak. With striking views west to Redlynch, the home offers tranquillity to Mr Fearne and his wife Amy, a teacher at Cairns State High School. “You come home from a day at work and it’s just quiet, peaceful and easy to unwind here,” he said. A basketball hoop in the driveway is mainly used by Mr and Mrs Fearne’s two children, Tyler, 14, and Jasmine, 12. Aaron Fearne in his media room PICTURE: JUSTIN BRIERTY“The thing that gets overwhelming in a big house is things like art work, plants, pots and furniture. It takes time to get a feel for what you want,” Mr Fearne said. Downstairs is a self-contained living quarters, which is currently being rented by a Taipans squad member, and an impressive media room. “I like watching movies. And the sound in here blows you away,” Mr Fearne said. Far North Queensland is a long way from Minnesota, USA, where Mr and Mrs Fearne met during college.But, having spent almost 20 years in Cairns, they couldn’t feel more at home in the tropics. “When we first came to Cairns in 1998, we thought we might only be here for one year,” Mr Fearne said. “Basketball has been the vehicle keeping us here.“We’ve really enjoyed it. It’s been a great place to bring up the kids.” Their Brinsmead home was built in 2004 by Cairns builder Craig Burrows.Mrs Fearne, also a keen basketballer, said moving had been the right decision. “There’s a lot more space here, I’m really enjoying it,” she said. “As long as Aaron has a job at the Taipans, we’ll be here.” The property is in Brinsmead’s The Peak estate PICTURE: JUSTIN BRIERTYYou walk through the front door into a vast kitchen and living area which opens onto a pool and colossal timber deck, totalling about 120sq m. The area is made for entertaining.“We had a Christmas Eve dinner, there would have been 35 people here and we didn’t feel like we were on top of each other,” Mr Fearne said. “There were family and friends from the Taipans, including some imports who had nowhere else to go.”There is of course some, but not an excessive amount, of basketball memorabilia on display. Hanging above the TV is a photo from the Taipans’ 2004 playoff appearance against the Perth Wildcats; in the living room are signed playing strips from Cairns product Aron Baynes and his former San Antonio teammate Tim Duncan. More from newsCairns home ticks popular internet search terms3 days agoTen auction results from ‘active’ weekend in Cairns3 days ago
Batesville,IN—St. John United Church of Christ will play host to an open presentation on Human Trafficking. Kimberly Hill, a Motor Carrier Inspector with the Indiana State Police, will lead a presentation and discussion on Thursday, January 9, and the community is invited to attend. It will take place at 7 PM in the Parish Hall at St. John United Church of Christ, located at 300 N. Huntersville Road in Batesville. Kimberly is passionate about this topic and she will review the basics as well as provide new insights, including a victim perspective that was part of recent training she attended.
… Policeman, another battling for lifeNineteen-year-old Keston Bollers of Lot 133 Thomas Street, Kara Kara, Linden was among the three people killed in Friday’s horrific smash-up at Kairuni, Soesdyke/Linden Highway.Dead: Vallan BowenThe young man, who would have celebrated his 20th birthday on July 25, was returning home after submitting his documents to the University of Guyana administration as he was schedule to commence studies in the new semester.Speaking with Guyana Times at her home, Gloria Bollers popularly known as “Mel”, explained that her son was scheduled to graduate on July 27 after completing two years of studies at the Guyana School of Agriculture (GSA).The distraught mother said that her son left home on Friday and travelled to Georgetown so that he can present his documents to the University of Guyana for enrolment. However, the mother, who tried to hold back her tears, explained that on the fateful night, she was at home when she received news that her son was involved in an accident.Dead: Malroy Ross“It was about 10 o’clock so after I get the call I went to the hospital to look for him but found him dead… He was in the mortuary. His body wasn’t damage but his head sustained most of the injuries,” she recalled.She however, does not know the others who were involved in the accident and speculated that her son might have joined one of the private cars that ply the Linden/Georgetown route. The young man is survived by his parents and three other siblings.Also involved in the accident were 60-year-old Vallan Bowen of Lot 29 Fair’s Rust, Linden and 30-year-old Malroy Fitzgerald Ross of Lot 524 Canvas City, Linden, who also died.At the home of Bowen, his daughter, Cari Bowen was too distraught to speak but after some prompting and comforting by relatives, she explained that she was at home on Friday evening when her aunt messaged her claiming that an uncle had identified her father’s body.Dead: Keston BollersAt that moment, she was baffled as to what her aunt meant, and upon enquiring further, she was told her father was one of the persons killed in the accident. She noted that indeed she saw photographs on social media about an accident but at the time was not aware that her father was one of the occupants of the car.She recalled that her father, who was logger, left home at about 14:00h to travel to Georgetown to conduct business and suspected that he was on his way home when the accident occured. In fact, the driver of the car, Police Corporal Rayon Wilson is a relative.While the aggrieved woman was upset, she noted that drivers have to pay more attention when traversing the roadway. “We were made to understand that the truck was there since Thursday… it’s just a little more caution that is needed when traversing the roadway,” she stated.Bowen leaves to mourn his four children and grandchildren.Over in Canvas City, the relatives of Ross converged upon hearing the devastating news. His sister, Shemika Thom told Guyana Times that the family is still in a state of disbelief, knowing her brother’s two young daughters have to grow up without a father.Thom explained that she became worried on Friday evening upon hearing the constant sound of sirens. She immediately picked up her phone and attempted to contact Ross but her efforts proved futile.She then decided to call her father to enquire about her brother but was told that he went to Georgetown. “I called back his phone twice again but same thing… one of my cousins later called and asked that I make urgent contact with my sister and upon doing so, I was told that Ross was involved in an accident.”In the midst of the confusion, she received another telephone call informing her that her brother was dead. The dead man’s father, who was at home at the time this publication visited, related that he spoke with his son at about 19:00h and was told that he was on his way home.Ross has been working with Bosai Mineral Inc for the past year as a mechanic. Before that, he worked as a private auto mechanic in and around Canvas City.Meanwhile, Police Corporal Rayon Wilson, and another passenger, Junior Hudson of Industrial Area are patients at the Georgetown Public Hospital. The driver of the motor lorry, a 32-year-old man from Kara Kara Linden is in Police custody assisting with investigations.He reportedly told investigators that the truck encountered mechanical problems and he was attempting to mend the broken part when he felt the impact. He noted that as he looked, he saw the car with five occupants.With the help of public spirited citizens, they were able to pull four who were still alive. Bollers died on the spot due the injuries he sustained. He was reportedly in the front passenger’s seat of the motorcar bearing registration number, PHH 9398 which was heading to the mining town of Linden.In the past, several persons have lost their lives along the Linden/Soesdyke Highway involving parked lorries that were not properly equipped with proper reflectors. (Bhisham Mohamed)