Monday, June 25, 2007

Family reunion?

Rainbow Family National Gathering attendees have begun to arrive on the Ozark National Forest in Arkansas. The event, which runs from July 1-7, draws thousands of people from all parts of the country and all walks of life. Some Rainbows describe themselves as hippies, hobos or even gypsies, according to a press release. This year’s National Gathering is expected to have a lower attendance than previous years and may only draw 5,000-10,000 people. The Russellville Courier has it all.

And the Courier also concludes that this big ol' shindig may be attracting the wrong kind.


A New Mexico woman wanted for failure to appear in New Mexico was apprehended Thursday in Arkansas.

Melissa Marie Salazar, 22, appeared before District Judge Don Bourne for a bond/extradition hearing Friday at the Pope County Detention Center. Salazar said she
was in Arkansas for the annual North American Rainbow Gathering, an event scheduled for July 1-7, in Fallsville, a community north of Clarksville.

Salazar told Bourne she jumped trains to get to Arkansas to celebrate her honeymoon.
“I’m a hobo,” she said. “I ride trains. It’s for my honeymoon.”


You gotta' love romantics.

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