News 2009 July

Stories for July 2009

Thursday, July 30

Ridger Sports AAA considers many changes in rules

posted: 07/30/2009 7:18 p.m.

Illegal use of tuba?

Wednesday, July 29

New clinic offers true hands-on service and massage

posted: 07/29/2009 7:18 p.m.

More than doubling the space, Dr. Delilah Williams opened her practice in her new building March 30. An open house is set for 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Friday, Aug. 7 In business in town since October 2000, Williams opened her practice in a small house with about 1,000 square feet.

Billington signs with Panola

posted: 07/29/2009 7:18 p.m.

Two-time All-State pick Ariel Billington decided this summer she would miss basketball in college.

SPORTS BRIEF

posted: 07/29/2009 7:18 p.m.

Elementary football Football tryouts for second- and third-grade players will be at 10 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 1, at City Park, Hayden Road. The children will run, throw and catch balls, then be selected for teams. Tryouts should last less than two hours. Second and third grades will comprise four teams which will play against one another in town. For more information, call John Johnson at 903-4438.

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL CALENDAR

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Aug.10:New teacher in-service Aug.11-14 :Professional development Aug.17-18 :Professional development Aug.19:First day of school Sept.7:No School - Labor Day Oct.14:End of 1st quarter Oct.15:2nd quarter begins Oct.20:3:30-6 :30 p.m.

PEA RIDGE 2009-2010 COACHES

posted: 07/29/2009 7:18 p.m.

Coaching assignments for the Pea Ridge school system were named at the July School Board meeting. The coaches and the sports they will coach are: Larry Walker - athletic director, head boys golf, head girls golf Tony Travis - head senior football, assistant junior football, 7th-grade football John King - head baseball, head cross country, assistant senior football, junior cross country

Students begin with orientation

posted: 07/29/2009 7:18 p.m.

Orientation meetings for students at Pea Ridge High School will begin in less than two weeks, according to Rick Neal, high school principal.

Son of Garfield couple at work in Alaska

posted: 07/29/2009 7:17 p.m.

When the son of a Garfield couple steps outside, inhaling crisp air on a base surrounded by mountains and pristine wilderness in America's "last frontier," he is far more likely to run into a bear or moose than an enemy of the United States.

PEA RIDGE ELEMENTARY SCHOOL SUPPLY LIST

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KINDERGARTEN 2 plastic pocket folders 2 boxes crayons - 24 count Crayola brand only 1 pkg. Crayola Classic Colors washable markers Watercolors - set of 8 8 #2 pencils Scissors - blunt metal Fiskars brand 2 bottles Elmer's washable school glue 1 large backpack (no wheels) Rest mat - red and blue tri-fold only Kleenex - 2 boxes 1 jumbo roll paper towels Snack - 1 pkg. of a healthy snack each month (no cookies please) 1 500 count copy paper $3 for handwriting paper Hand sanitizer - 1 8 oz. bottle 1 small school box (except Mrs. Hill's class) 1 box gallon Ziploc bags (boys only) 1 box quart Ziploc bags (girls only)

MARRIAGE LICENSES

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Levi Wayne Epperson,20,of Rogers,and Terenda Renee Short,18,of Garfield. Raymond Eugene Weston,43,and Kimberly Jo Swaims,36,both of Garfield. Marty Gene Townsend,45,and Melissa Dale Treon,42,both of Garfield.

PLANNING COMMISSION

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There will not be an August meeting of the Pea Ridge Planning Commission due to lack of business, according to city building official Tony Townsend. The next regularly-scheduled meeting will be at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 8, in City Hall.

NEBCO VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

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Incidents reported to the Northeast Benton CountyVolunteer Fire Department this week include: Friday,July 24 1:31 p.m.Alarm activated,1411 Weston St., canceled enroute. Saturday,July 25 6:15 a.m.Alarm activated,1411 Weston St., canceled enroute.

OKLAHOMA STATE POLICE

posted: 07/29/2009 7:17 p.m.

A Pea Ridge couple was injured in a onevehicle accident on Interstate 40 in Oklahoma. O.B.Gladish,80,was taken by Eagle Med helicopter ambulance to Sparks Hospital in Fort Smith with trunk internal injuries,according to the state police report.His wife, Nona Gladish,81,was transported by Pafford EMS to Sparks Hospital where she was admitted for arm and leg injuries and listed in stable condition.

PEA RIDGE AMBULANCE

posted: 07/29/2009 7:17 p.m.

Incidents reported to the Pea Ridge Volunteer Ambulance Department this week include: Wednesday,July 22 9:50 a.m.- Medical,Conrad Street,no transport. Thursday,July 23 10:40 p.m.- Medical,White Oak Station,no transport. Friday,July 24 2:33 a.m.- Motor-vehicle accident, McDonald County,Mo., canceled. 1:57 p.m.-

BENTON COUNTY SHERIFF'S OFFICE

posted: 07/29/2009 7:17 p.m.

Among incidents reported to the Benton County Sheriff's Office according to records, were the following: Friday,July 17 11:42 a.m.Randall Chastien of 19168 Pita Lane reported $27 and a debit card stolen and finding 14 packs of cigarettes and a flashlight possibly stolen from the Bus Stop. Tuesday,July 21 4:51 p.m.Ginger Treece of 504 Rustic Drive reported the theft of a paddle boat.

AVOCA FIRE DEPARTMENT

posted: 07/29/2009 7:17 p.m.

Incidents reported to the Avoca Fire Department this week include: Monday,July 20 3:16 p.m.EMS assist VAS,North Arkansas Street. 11:03 p.m.Two-vehicle motor-vehicle accident,assist Rogers,U.S.Highway 61/Airport Road,canceled enroute. Tuesday,July 21 9:10 p.m.Public service,U.S.Hwy.62 and Rose Street. Thursday,July 23 5:55 p.m.EMS assist VAS and Rogers Medic 3,Walkenbach Road.

PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

posted: 07/29/2009 7:17 p.m.

Incidents reported to the Pea Ridge Police Department this week include: Wednesday, July 22 8:20 a.m.Theft reported by a resident on Jenks Court that someone had taken a wallet and MP3 player from an unlocked vehicle parked at the residence.

Reunion celebrates five generations

posted: 07/29/2009 7:17 p.m.

A Pea Ridge resident is a great-great-grandmother twice.

VAS

posted: 07/29/2009 7:17 p.m.

Incidents reported to the VAS Ambulance Service Corporation this week include: Sunday,July 12 11:16 a.m.Medical,Boll Weevil Lane, transported one. Monday,July 13 2:56 p.m.Medical,Pinebrooke E., transported one. 4:29 p.m.Medical,Harris Road,no transport. 6:08 p.m.Fire alarm,Shady Rock Lane, canceled. Tuesday July 14 10:12 a.m.Medical,Landers Road,transported one.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 07/29/2009 7:17 p.m.

Monday, August 3 10:30 a.m.- noon - Moms 4 Kids.For information,call Jenna Scates at 451-0277. 5 p.m.- TOPS Club of Pea Ridge,Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church.For information,call Jane Cooley at 451-8820. 7-9 p.m.- The Mid-South Writer's Group,Books-N-More,83 S.Main Street, Cassville,Mo.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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NEBCO Fundraiser GARFIELD - NEBCO Volunteer Fire Department will have a fried catfish and BBQ chicken dinner fundraiser starting at 10 a.m. until the food runs out Saturday, Aug. 8, at the Northeast Benton County Community Center in Garfield.

Now & Then: Boys are full of surprises - tried to dig all the way to China

posted: 07/29/2009 7:17 p.m.

Kids do surprising things sometimes. Even after you work with kids awhile and think you know what to expect of them, they still come up with surprises. When we lived in Wheatley, Ark., in the early 1970s, our two kids had neighbor friends. Two boys, Travis and Kevin, lived next door to us, and Paul, the school coach's son, lived across the street behind us..

Lemon Cheese Bars

posted: 07/29/2009 7:17 p.m.

1 lemon cake mix 1(8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese 1/2 c. sugar 1 Tbsp. lemon juice 2 eggs 1/2 c. oil Mix dry cake mix, one egg and oil. Reserve one cup for topping. Press remaining in an ungreased 13- by 9-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 15-20 minutes. Beat together cream cheese, sugar, lemon juice and one egg. Spread over baked layer. Sprinkle with reserved crumbs.

Arkansas Watch More government regulations coming

posted: 07/29/2009 7:17 p.m.

There is a new swarm of regulators coming to tell you how to manage what you thought was your land. A group called the "Northwest Arkansas Council" is working on plans to implement extremely intrusive federal laws under the guise of protecting the Beaver Lake Watershed. The Northwest Arkansas Council is basically big industry interests from the area leveraging their clout to get the taxpayers to ante up for public policy initiatives that are in the interests of said industries.

Grandpa's Heart At what cost should I defend the Constitution?

posted: 07/29/2009 7:17 p.m.

After attending the Taxed Enough Already, TEA, Parties in Rogers (April 15 and July 4), it's obvious that "We The People " believe that the CHANGE in America is in the wrong direction. I've given much thought to how I should respond to the CHANGE.

WARRANTY DEED

posted: 07/29/2009 7:17 p.m.

Doug Hurt and Linda Hurt to Roy W. Weiser,part of the N.E.1/4 of the N.E.1/4, Section 34,T-20-N,R-30-W,Little Flock, $180,000,filed July 9.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

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Thursday,July 30 6 p.m.- Garfield Planning Commission,S.Wimpy Jones Road. Monday,August 3 5:30 p.m.- Garfield Parks Commission, Town Hall. 6 p.m.- Seligman,Mo., Special City Council,City Hall. Tuesday,August 4 6 p.m.- Garfield City Council,S.Wimpy Jones Rd. 7 p.m.- No Pea Ridge Planning Commission.

Council to appoint alderman

posted: 07/29/2009 7:17 p.m.

SELIGMAN, Mo. - Appointment of an alderman for the East Ward is expected at a special Board of Aldermen meeting set for 6 p.m. Monday, Aug. 3, at City Hall. Agenda items include the appointment and 2009 budget revisions. An executive session is anticipated, according to the notice published by city officials.

Shiers taught, too

posted: 07/29/2009 7:17 p.m.

Ken Shiers brought more to the table as a Pea Ridge patrolman than just patrolling the streets, Shiers was the first certified law enforcement instructor hired for the city of Pea Ridge. Ken Shiers died Friday at home. "Officer Ken Shiers was a definite asset to the Pea Ridge Police Department. He brought us a multitude of experience and knowledge," Police Chief Tim Ledbetter said.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 07/29/2009 7:17 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME Kitten - Call Adam at 685-7510, (7/29) Puppies - Lab mix,call Nancy at 790-7514.(7/8) Dog - Male,tri-color,neutered,call Michael 451-1112 or 633-2076.(7/1) Kittens - call 451-1148.(7/1) Great Dane - 19 months old, neutered and vaccinated,call Katie Conway at 659-4114.(6/24) Puppies - 10 weeks old,black and blond female and blond male,call 621-3386.(6/24) Cats - Adult,spayed and neutered,indoor /outdoor,call Richard at 451-1332.

Pastor's Corner Just give me Jesus

posted: 07/29/2009 7:16 p.m.

I don't want to escape, I don't want to quit, I don't want sympathy, I don't even want a miracle, just give me Jesus!

RECOLLECTIONS

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40 Years Ago Pea Ridge Graphic Thursday, July 31, 1969 Another Ozarks town was left without a doctor with the death Wednesday of Dr.

CHURCH NEWS

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Bella Vista Christian Church, Bella Vista The Bella Vista Christian Church Children's Ministry will hold "A Wacky Sports Day" for 1st6th grade students July 29 at Metfield Park. Register on the church Web site at www.bellavistachristian.com or call the church office. Children's individual Faithweaver classes for toddler 6th grade and nursery care are held during the early service at 10:45 a.m., with "Splish, Splash Bible Bash" for kindergarten 4th grade and "Wired" for 5th 6th grade. Nursery and toddler care is offered during this time also. Junior and senior high students meet at 10:45 a.m. for a new summer topic, "Choose."

Fireworks discharge and sale in city reconsidered

posted: 07/29/2009 7:16 p.m.

Not all fireworks are created by gunpowder. Avoiding fireworks at the July City Council meeting, councilman John Cody offered an apology saying he "overstepped his bounds," although he did not say in reference to what. The statements were in reference to Cody's statements immediately prior to July 4 that he was challenging the city's fireworks ordinance and would pay the fines for any citizen cited for violation of the ordinance.

Independent fire association discussed

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The Benton County Fire Protection Association met Monday night to discuss the possibility of forming an independent fire board. The new board, tentatively named the Firefighters of Benton County Association, will give area firefighters a chance to host fundraisers and to have a voice in upcoming elections, among other things, said Jimmy Thompson, Hiwasse fire chief.

Insurance solicited again for city needs

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A bid accepted for city fleet and property insurance last month was not satisfactory and the city will advertise again for insurance coverage. Saying there were "discrepancies" in the bid approved, Mayor Jackie Crabtree asked the council to authorize the city recorder and him to open bids before bringing them to council so they can "compare apples to apples." At the July 21 meeting, Crabtree said of the bid approved at the June meeting: "We couldn't get it worked out to our satisfaction."

Complaint not purview of state

posted: 07/29/2009 7:16 p.m.

The State Claims Commission has not received a complaint against the Pea Ridge Police Department in the death of Ty Smith. Smith died Dec. 3, 2008, after he was shot by Pea Ridge Police Officer John Langham. That complaint was reportedly filed by Fayetteville attorney Bobby Lee Odom on behalf of Eiko Sheppard, administrix of the estate of Ty Smith, deceased. Even if the State Claims Commission had received the complaint, it would have been returned, according to officials in the Little Rock office, because the commission handles complaints filed against state offices and state officials.