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Track 'Hawks take two more titles

Subscriber onlyThe Blackhawks may need to check into expanding trophy case capacity as the boys and girls varsity track teams swept to another pair of titles competing in the Pioneer Relays in Gentry last week. The boys had their best point total in a championship meet in school history dwarfing second-place Gentry's point totals 160-106. The girls built up a huge lead over runner-up Siloam Springs, winning the meet 123-118 over the Panthers in spite of heavy late meet scoring by the 6A school. Continue reading...

Project stalled

Subscriber onlyWork is stalled on a new storage unit development by RLP Development on West Pickens Road until the Arkansas Health Department approves the project. The engineer for the project, Nate Batchelor, told planners no work can commence until the city gives approval. There were several changes to the original plan, including name, office location and drainage. Continue reading...

Coble named All-Northwest Arkansas Division 1 first team

Subscriber onlyPea Ridge junior basketball forward Nick Coble has been selected to the first team unit of the All-Northwest Arkansas All-Star Division II Basketball team. The 6'2" athlete led Pea Ridge in scoring at 15 points per game clip, and also averaged eight rebounds a game in his first year as a starter. Continue reading...

Hashbrown Casserole

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It's home building time for the birds and the bees

Subscriber onlyIt's OK, parents you can stop sweating. I know those two words strike fear in the heart of every parent and no, this isn't "THAT" talk we are having. It's about birds and then we will chat about bees. Continue reading...

Schools were graded with letter grades

Subscriber onlyLITTLE ROCK -- The state Department of Education has released its annual report on school performance, giving each of the 1,040 schools in Arkansas a letter grade from A to F. Continue reading...

Girls coach makes comeback

Subscriber onlyHeather Wade's girls track and field program took a hit in 2017. After all, they plunged all the way down to -- second place. Continue reading...

Track and field results

Pioneer Relays

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Young artists sweep state awards

Subscriber onlyPea Ridge Intermediate School artists swept all three of their grade divisions after the Arkansas Department of Wildlife and Conservation announced the winners of the 2018 Wildlife of Arkansas State Exhibition and Competition. Continue reading...

Blackhawk Spring Sports schedules

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Pea Ridge Schools menus

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Blackhawk seventh-grade tracksters score well in Green Forest

Subscriber onlyThe Blackhawk boys seventh-graders grabbed second place at the Green Forest Invitational last week with the girls taking third. Continue reading...

Making musical instruments is fascinating

Subscriber onlyI have long been fascinated by people who make musical instruments. I have tried my hand at it with a couple of instruments, not overly successfully, but I still maintain a lively interest in the designing and crafting of instruments. It is part of the old "make do with what you have or with what you can make using materials at hand" philosophy. Many folks in years gone by may not have been able to afford to buy musical instruments, but that didn't necessarily stop them from having an instrument to play. Rather than do without, they would set in to craft an instrument themselves, gaining skills as they went along. Continue reading...

Health Dept. Inspections

Subscriber onlyCritical violations are defined as items relating directly to factors that lead to food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately. Noncritical violations are defined as items that relate to maintenance of food operations and cleanliness. Continue reading...

Marriage licenses

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Community Calendar

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NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

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Benton County Jail

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Obituaries

Subscriber onlyReba Dean Roller Jordan Continue reading...

Avoca Fire Dept.

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