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Wednesday, September 30

NWANews downtime

posted: 09/30/2009 2:46 p.m.

he Web sites for the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette, Northwest Arkansas Times, Benton County Daily Record and related publications will be unavailable starting about 10 p.m. today (Sept. 30) and lasting for two to four hours. The sites are being temporarily closed down to allow for scheduled maintenance of the software that operates the sites.

Seven senior girls selected as 2009 Homecoming maids

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

Seven senior ladies from Pea Ridge High School were selected by the senior class to serve on the 2009 Homecoming Court. The are Haley Galyen, Katelynn Woodward, Noelle Littrell, Alex Galvan, Nichole Ryan, Ashley Peters and Katelin Denny.

Pea Ridge Recollections

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

40 Years Ago Pea Ridge Graphic Thursday, Oct. 2, 1969 A truck that arrived at the Pea Ridge Canning Co. with a load of tomatoes collided with a chicken house after it began rolling and gaining momentum after being unloaded. The driver suspected someone had been inside the truck and released the gears.

Pea Ridge Church News

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

New Life Church, Pea Ridge Fire on the Ridge, a Christian motorcycle revival, will be Saturday, Oct. 3-5.

Out of My Mind Many hands make the work light

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

Less than 10 percent of the registered voters cast their votes in the school election earlier this month. The percentages were even less in some of the larger cities around us. That's really sad.

Street projects eyed

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

Without dissent, Pea Ridge City Council and Planning Commission members agreed North Davis Street is the street with the greatest needs for improvement.

Pastor's Corner Jesus feels our pain

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

Sometimes I'm totally blown away by the attitudes I encounter in people.

Arkansas Watch Free benefits are actually very costly

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

The city of Fayetteville got $700,000 in green stimulus grants to do things like bolt solar cells onto the roofs of downtown buildings. Someone asked me what I thought of the matter.

Mondy scholarship awarded recently

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

The Ryan Mondy D.A.S.H. Memorial Scholarship through Arkansas Community Foundation (ARCF) was awarded recently to Harrison High School graduate Amanda "Mandi" Batson.

Baker quits VAS

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

A member of the VAS Ambulance Service Corporation Board of Directors resigned last week. Wes Baker, a member of the finance committee, said he resigned "under general principles."

Pee Wee 'Hawks defeat Saints

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

The future is bright for Pea Ridge Pee Wee Blackhawks football. On Saturday at the Shiloh Saints home field, the fourthfifth- and sixth-grade teams all won. Until last year, no youth football team had ever beaten Shiloh.

Pea Ridge Spotlight on Sports

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

Jason McMahon What position do you play? Defensive tackle and offensive tackle.

Ridger Sports Sometimes football prepares for the 'game' of life

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

Football is just a game. While it may be the No. 1 most popular sport in America when it comes to numbers of kids participating, it is still just a game, right? Even though it' s a sport that a staggering amount of money gets spent on and generated from on a regular basis, it is just a game.

Pea Ridge Letter to the Editor

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

New 4-H grateful Dear Editor, We would like to thank Fred's and Razorback Pizza for the donations to Cannonball 4-H Club's award night. It's great how much our community supports its kids and it is appreciated.

Grandpa's Heart Israel, confirmation God still works on earth

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

Whether we study biology, physics or astronomy through microscope, telescope or the natural eye, we find undeniable evidence that our universe and all living things were designed and formed by a very intelligent and powerful creator.

Pea Ridge On The Record

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

A midnight drive resulted in a Pea Ridge man arrested for three felonies - kidnapping, first degree terroristic threatening and first degree domestic battery - and a misdemeanor charge of interference with emergency communications, first degree.

Pea Ridge School Zone

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

My name is Trish Fitzner. I am cafeteria manager at the Primary School. I am a native of Arkansas.

'Hawks place in cross country

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

In the small schools boys division, Pea Ridge finished second behind Shiloh Christian Saturday at the annual Simmons Food Cross Country Meet in Siloam Springs. In the junior division, Pea Ridge Junior High boys finished second and the girls finished third in the small schools division In the small schools boys division, Pea Ridge's Colby Schooley (19:21.50) and Colton Holtgrewe (19:24.42) finished seventh and eighth, respectively. SPORTS BRIEF The Flying Mule, a 5K run, will be held preceding the 21st annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump Saturday, Oct. 10.

Homecoming week full of activities

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

Homecoming activities will begin this year Monday night immediately after the volleyball game with a bonfire at the practice field next to Pea Ridge High School.

Football stadium isn't the only issue

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

Voters in the Pea Ridge School District will return to the polls Tuesday to decide between Angie Pratt and Joshua Ramsey for a five-year term on the Pea Ridge School Board. The two received the most votes in a four-man race and are slated for a runoff.

Boozman in town for Town Hall meeting

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

Congressman John Boozman, Arkansas 3rd District U.S. representative, will hold a Town Hall Meeting Monday, Oct. 19, in Garfield.

Former resident wins Blues competition

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

Robert Joel "Joey" Smith has won the first two phases of the 2009 annual King of the Blues competition sponsored by over 200 Guitar Centers across the nation. King of the Blues is the world's largest search for the nation's greatest undiscovered blues player.

Pea Ridge Lunch Menus

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Mon., Oct. 5 - Ham and cheese croissant, pineapple/pear cup, pickle spear, baked chips.

Pea Ridge Community News

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

Military Park Fall hours Pea Ridge National Military Park superintendent John Scott announced that the park changed its hours.

Pea Ridge Community Calendar

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

Seligman Community Dance Seligman community dance will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 1, at the Seligman community center.

Now & Then Not all change is for the better; personal service preferred

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

When I started writing this Now and Then column two years ago, I was thinking of the title not as signifying an occasional piece of writing, but as comparing things "now" to how things were "back then."

One-pot meth lab found near Avoca

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

A second "onepot" methamphetamine lab was discovered in northeast Benton County. The first was discovered Sept. 14 in a trailer on McRae Lane, Pea Ridge.

Junior 'Hawks defeat Lions

posted: 09/30/2009 6 a.m.

A balanced running and passing attack complemented a stingy defense as the Pea Ridge Junior Blackhawks opened their 4A-1 District season with a 29-6 pasting of the Gravette Lions here last week.

Wednesday, September 23

Hall Pass can't access ACIC

posted: 09/23/2009 6:07 p.m.

The new computer-based security program adopted by the school district does not access the Arkansas Crime Information Center, although a text message to parents from superintendent Mike Van Dyke stated the system does just that.

Angel food staffed by 'angels' of volunteers

posted: 09/23/2009 6:05 p.m.

With $30, anyone can purchase enough food to feed a family of four for a week. There's no qualifications, no restrictions, no taxes, no minimums and no application.

School OKs $6 million

posted: 09/23/2009 6:04 p.m.

A $6,487,300.79 budget was approved for the 2009-2010 school year during a special School Board meeting at 9 a.m. Thursday, Sept. 17. That amount mirrors the amount listed as the actual ending balance for 2008-2009.

Run-off for two

posted: 09/23/2009 6:04 p.m.

More than a third of the registered voters turned out for the Pea Ridge School Board election Tuesday, Sept. 15, but the battle for the open School Board seat is not finished.

Pastor's Corner: Consider the Golden Rule

posted: 09/23/2009 6:03 p.m.

I'm thinking today of the Golden Rule, which Jesus gave us in Matthew 7:12, "So whatever you wish that men would do to you, do so to them, for this is the law and the prophets."

Pea Ridge Recollections

posted: 09/23/2009 6:02 p.m.

40 Years Ago Pea Ridge Graphic Thursday, Sept. 25, 1969. Pea Ridge businessman Jack Lasater was named to Pea Ridge School Board.

Pea Ridge Church News

posted: 09/23/2009 6 p.m.

First Baptist Church Pea Ridge TeamKID programs have begun for children 4 years through sixth grade. It meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.

Pea Ridge Obituaries

posted: 09/23/2009 5:59 p.m.

Donald B. Guthrie, 82, of Pea Ridge, died Thursday, Sept. 17, at his home. He was born in Mt. Ayr, Iowa, on Nov. 6, 1926, to Ollie and Bessie Guthrie.

Pea Ridge Records

posted: 09/23/2009 5:59 p.m.

Incidents reported this week to the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department this week include: Sunday, Aug. 30 2:43 p.m. Vehicle fire, brake smoke on semi-truck, blocking road. 4:30 p.m. Motor-vehicle accident, Ventris Road at Cape Victoria.

Does financial gain influence legislators?

posted: 09/23/2009 5:56 p.m.

If you were given the responsibility for running our country and you were expect ed to "save" us from ourselves - our greed - what would be your first priority?

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 09/23/2009 5:55 p.m.

Grateful for community support. To the Editor: The members of the Naming/Renaming Committee would like to thank the members of the School Board for their cooperation in allowing there to be a Naming/Renaming Committee.

Now & Then: New things in Pea Ridge, 60 years ago

posted: 09/23/2009 5:54 p.m.

Sometimes as we think back on life in Pea Ridge 60 years ago, we tend to remember it as a stable little town that never changed much. But, new things could come in flurries, even then.

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY CLUB NEWS

posted: 09/23/2009 5:53 p.m.

QUILT meeting. Q.U.I.L.T of Northwest Arkansas will hold its regular monthly meeting beginning at 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 24, at the Holiday Inn in Springdale.

Pea Ridge School Zone

posted: 09/23/2009 5:51 p.m.

My name is Keith Martin. I am principal of the Primary School.

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY LUNCH MENUS

posted: 09/23/2009 5:50 p.m.

PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Mon., Sept. 28 - Croissant club, baked beans, apple crisp, pickle spear. Breakfast - Egg biscuit.

Notes From the Nurse: Flu season is upon us

posted: 09/23/2009 5:49 p.m.

Though school has just barely begun, we have already entered the early stages of the flu season.

Blackhawks tromped Pirates on home turf

posted: 09/23/2009 5:48 p.m.

The Pea Ridge football Blackhawks won their first victory of the year in convincing fashion as they overwhelmed favored Greenland 40-21.

Young 'Hawks batter Wolves

posted: 09/23/2009 5:47 p.m.

There are no offensive linemen in fantasy football, but the Pea Ridge fifth grade 'Hawks have plenty of stars on their offensive line. On Saturday, Sept. 19, the young 'Hawks traveled to Lincoln for their second contest of the season with a dominating performance up front. After only nine plays, the score was 24-0 in the 'Hawks' favor. Michael Schleisman rushed two times for 110 yards and two touchdowns behind great blocking from Tanner Flippo, Beau German, Brandon Johnson, Kamden Boyd and Aron Tuszynski.

White 'Hawks defeat gray; another victory

posted: 09/23/2009 5:47 p.m.

Little 'Hawks battled as the White vs. Gray with the White teaming enjoying another victory.

Cross country teams compete at Elkins

posted: 09/23/2009 5:45 p.m.

Members of the Pea Ridge junior and senior high school cross country teams traveled to Elkins this past Saturday to compete led by coach John King.

Spotlight on Seniors

posted: 09/23/2009 5:43 p.m.

What position do you play? Tackle. Where are you from? Well, I have lived here a while, but I'm from Kansas. I lived there for 12 years.

Ridger Sports: Intensity is the secret ingredient in winning

posted: 09/23/2009 5:42 p.m.

Football "stock" rising Pea Ridge football fortunes are rising in Blackhawk land.

Pinto advances to Class 4A golf tourney

posted: 09/23/2009 5:42 p.m.

Nikki Pinto of Pea Ridge is one of two local girls to advance to the Class 4A golf tournament after placing as individuals at last week's regional tournament.

Flying Mule 5K scheduled

posted: 09/23/2009 5:40 p.m.

The Flying Mule, a 5K run, will be held preceding the 21st annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump Saturday, Oct. 10.

Community works together to build new station

posted: 09/23/2009 5:39 p.m.

Nearly three decades after originally purchased, the little piece of land on Posy Mountain Road has been added to and a new, larger fire station built.

Thursday, September 17

School Zone

posted: 09/17/2009 6 a.m.

I teach PE for kindergarten through fifth grade.

Wednesday, September 16

Sports Briefs

posted: 09/16/2009 6:20 a.m.

LANCE ELLISON SCRAMBLE A four-man scramble to benefit former Razorback football player Lance Ellison will be held on Friday at Big Sugar Golf Club in Pea Ridge. Registration an lunch is at noon with a 1 p.m.shotgun start.Cost is $400 per team. For more information, contact Julie Maxey at jmaxey1973@yahoo. com or Grant Gordy at Grant@expcap. com FAST-PITCH SOFTBALL The Springdale Chicks are looking for competitive fastpitch softball players to fill spots on our Fall 2009/ Spring 2010 rosters. Participation is free for 10U, 11U, 12U, 13U, 14U & 16U travel teams.Coaching positions are also open. For tryout appointment with the Chicks or more information, please call 479-283-7266 or email newplayer@springdalechicks. com. Information about the Chicks' annual Pitch for the Cure tournament in NWA: www.pitchforthecure. org.

Rogers Obituaries

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

Jo Anna Marie Aaron, 27, of Anderson, Mo., died Friday, Sept. 11, 2009, from injuries sustained in a four-wheeler accident. She was born Aug. 2, 1982, in Houston, Texas to Glenn Eric and Pamela Kay (Hardeman ) Lilly.

On the Record Headlines

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

Incidents reported this week to the pea ridge police department include: three warrants served: 9/9 Nathan Thompson, 29, Pea Ridge, failure to appear; 9/9 Amy Fabrizio, 36, contempt failure to pay fines and costs; and 9/15 Ana Estevez, 19, of Rogers, battery third degree. Other incidents reported include Tuesday, Sept. 8 4:31 p.m. After being contacted by a concerned motorist about a reckless driver, police initiated a traffic stop on Lee Town Road resulting in the arrest of Gwendolyn Easley, 33, Garfield, for DWI and endangering the welfare of a minor.

Love of floating led to business ...

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

Kermie is the name of the green Toyota Land Cruiser parked outside Ozark Mountain Trading Company in Garfield. Its owner is Larry Jenkins.

Expelled: Charged with terroristic threatening

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

A 14-year-old girl was expelled for the remainder of the school year from Pea Ridge Middle School after a brief closed session of the Pea Ridge School Board Monday night. She was arrested Thursday, Sept. 3, by Pea Ridge police and charged with terroristic threatening.

BCSO recovers ultralight airplane stolen more than a year ago

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

The Benton County Sheriff's Office on Wednesday recovered an ultralight airplane reported stolen in June 2008 from a storage facility in West Branson, Mo.

VFW sponsoring two youth contests

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

Commander Howard Schuettpelz of VFW Post 8109 has announced the kick-off of this year's VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary Patriot's Pen Essay Contest and Voice of Democracy scholarship competition.

Whitaker and Stokes to wed

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

Rick and Linda Whitaker of Pea Ridge announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Amy Colleen Whitaker of Pea Ridge, to Preston Earl Stokes of Greenland.

Young Blackhawks defeat Prairie Grove Tigers Saturday

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

The Pea Ridge fifth-grade 'Hawks started off their season Saturday, Sept. 12, against Prairie Grove, with a large crowd on hand. The young 'Hawks did not disappoint, however after allowing zero points during last season, they did give up 6 points to a very good Tigers team. As coach of the team, I expected great disappointment from the players, but I believe it was more of a relief and the players now know that every victory will be hard to get.

Ridger Sports The proof is in the pudding

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

Junior High team on the rise In the past few years it's been feast or famine with the Pea Ridge Junior High football program. The 2005 and 2006 teams were good close to league titles but ac cording to my records, the junior 'Hawks didn't record a single win during the 2007 or 2008 seasons (not counting 7th or 8th grade games, just the regular junior high ones.) Well the famine is over, with the 'Hawks so far feasting on Elkins and West Fork, with a pre-season picnic at the expense of Cedarville. The 2-0 'Hawks will be playing home tomorrow night hosting the Greenland Pirates in their last non 4A-1 contest.

Bankers celebrate 25 years

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

Times have changed in the past quarter of a century in banking.

Pea Ridge: Community Updates

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

PLAYFUL PALS FREE TO GOOD HOME Kittens - Six to eight weeks old, no vaccinations, call Arleen Thorn 273-3041. (9/9) Tabby Cat - Two years old, female, spayed, declawed on front, call 721-3669. (9/9) Cat - Black and white Persian, call Tonya 659-4606. (8/26) Cat - Five years old, declawed, spayed, vaccinations up to date, call 925-4324. (8/12) Chocolate Lab - One and a half years old, male, good with kids, mildnatured, call 256-8630. (8/12) LOST ANIMALS Chihuahua - Long black hair, about four pounds, call Cheryl Helms at 631-7269. (9/9) Shih Tzu - Black and white, lost near Lee Town Road, call Danielle at 616-2503. (8/5) Huskey - Male, black and white, blue eyes, call 451-1872. (8/5) FOUND ANIMALS Weimaraner - Large male, brown, call 640-1086. (8/5) Black cat - Blue collar, call 855-6350. (8/5) To list animals in this column, call 451-1196 (no "for sale" animals). Items will be run for six weeks; call The Times to remove the animal from this list. WARRANTY DEEDS Shelby Burnett, trustee of the Shelby Burnett Re

Voter turnout light for School Board

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

Less than 100 people had cast their ballot by 1 p.m. Tuesday at the Pea Ridge voting booth in the Emergency Services building. There are four candidates vying for the open seat on the Pea Ridge School Board. In the Pea Ridge School district, there are 2,846 active voters and 807 inactive voters, for a combined number of 3,653 registered voters. At press time, only 98 individuals had cast their ballot.

Now & Then Once upon a time, there was no school in Pea Ridge

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

Last week I was thinking of a time when our schools had no schoolbuses. In earlier days, no buses were needed, because your school was probably just down the road a piece from your house. Our schools back then were numerous - Shady Grove, Twelve Corners, Central, Corinth, Bayless, Providence, Sassafras, Possum Trot, Cross Lanes, Clantonville and Pea Ridge; and schools farther away such as Garfield, LIberty, Brightwater, Avoca, Valley View and Summit.

Pea Ridge COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 17 6:45 a.m. breakfast and 7 a.m. meeting - The Pea Ridge Optimist Club, Mt.Vernon Presbyterian Church. For information, call Merrill White at 586-8406, Brian Nave at 619-7639 or Annette Beard at 445-4081. 7:30 p.m. - Garfield AA, Brightwater Methodist Church. Open meeting and no smoking. For information, call 359-3734. Friday, Sept. 18 5 p.m. - TOPS Club of Pea Ridge, Autumn Village. For information, call Becky Warner at 359-3764. 7 p.m. - Coal Gap Music Show, 20651 Slate Gap Road. For information, call Dee Berry 359-3799 or Don Halsey 359-3425. Saturday, Sept. 19 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. - Last day to participate in the Annual Fall Clean Up. 9 a.m. - Angel Food Ministries food delivery, First Baptist Church of Pea Ridge. 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. - Pea Ridge Historical Society Museum open. 7:30 p.m. - Garfield AA, Big Book Study, Brightwater Methodist Church. Open meeting and no smoking. For information, call 359-3734. 8-11 p.m. - Snow's Big Red Barn Dance, 8 miles northeast of Pea Ridge on Missouri KK Highwa

New Meadowbrook EH Club

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

President Ione Kauffeld led the club in the Pledge of Allegiance to the Flag. One guest, Selena Williams, was welcomed.

LUNCH MENUS

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Mon., Sept. 21 - Burrito, salad, orange slice, chips and salsa.Breakfast - French toast sticks. Tues., Sept. 22 - Chicken taco, Mexican corn, refried beans, chips and salsa. Breakfast - Cereal and toast. Wed., Sept. 23 - Chicken fried steak, mashed potatoes with country gravy, green beans, roll.Breakfast - Pizza. Thurs., Sept. 24 - Nachos with cheese and meat, corn, juice bar.Breakfast - Cinnamon toast. Fri., Sept. 25 - Pizza, tossed salad, fruit, cookie.Breakfast - Biscuit with gravy. Salad bar and ala carte offered in junior high and high school. Milk served with all meals. All breakfasts are $1. Elementary and upper elementary lunches are $1.50; junior high and senior high lunches are $1.75. GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS Breakfast Grades K-5 Mon., Sept. 21 - Cereal, donut, juice, milk. Tues., Sept. 22 - Pizza, cereal, yogurt cup, juice, milk. Wed., Sept. 23 - cereal, graham crackers, French toast sticks, juice, milk. Thurs., Sept. 24 - Pizza, cereal, yogurt cup, grape juice, milk. Fri.,

Little 'Hawks kick off season

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

The second and third grade Little 'Hawks kicked off the season Saturday, Sept. 12, with White vs. Red with the victory going to the White team. Matthew Watson let the way rushing with 91 yards on seven carries for two touchdowns and two 2-point conversions. Quarterback Jonathan Watson added 54 yards on four carries. Other rushers were Carson Rhine with a 40 yard touchdown run and Ryan Rogers went 35 yards for a touchdown with Todd Johnson adding the 2-point conversion.

Historic essay contest

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

The Arkansas Historic Preservation Program and Radio Disney are inviting Arkansas students to enter the annual "Historic Moment in Arkansas" essay invitational, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced.

Civil War Living History Day planned

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

Heritage Trail Partners will sponsor "Hardships on the Home Front: Civilians and Soldiers in the Civil War Ozarks," a day of living history activities at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 19.

In His Study Do you have room for Christ?

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

On Sept. 6, 1909, just 100 years ago, word was received that Admiral Peary had discovered the North Pole, only that it had occurred five months earlier. It had taken five months to get the word back home. Deacon Bob Daniels, a long-time member of Mountain Bible Church, was born less than 10 years after this event. Today we can know something is happening in the space, above the North Pole, while it is happening.

Arkansas Watch Return government to the people

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

I was asked to give a short speech on behalf of the Benton County Tea Party at the Old Time camp meeting held recently in Bella Vista. In this column I try to share with you the best thing that I wrote during the week. This week, I suppose this speech was it. What follows is an excerpt from the speech.

Fall Clean Up

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

The 2009 Pea Ridge Fall Clean Up began Tuesday, Sept. 15. Drop off hours are 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Tuesday through Friday and 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday. No curb side pickup will be provided dumpsters will be located at the city property behind Village Hardware. Bring an ID and proof of residency. There is a maximum of three trips per household with no exceptions. For questions, call 451-8654 or 451-1122. NEBCO fundraiser GARFIELD - The 16th annual NEBCO Turkey Shoot will begin at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 26, at the NEBCO fire station No. 1, U.S. Hwy. 62 and S. Wimpy Jones Road. In addition to the ever popular shotgun, poker and clay bird turkey shoots, there will be bingo, both silent and live auctions, an all-day long raffle with great prizes, the human bowling ball game, live music, plus games and prizes for the kids.

Protect your business; a thief could steal it

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

A presentation on protecting business and personal information will be presented by the Regional Chamber of Commerce Serving Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri at the Pea Ridge Emergency Services Building. The presentation will be from noon until 1 p.m. and again from 6-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Sept. 29. Participants at the noon hour are encouraged to bring a sack lunch.

SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

Garfield fundraiser GARFIELD - Garfield Elementary School will be holding a chili supper fundraiser Friday, Oct. 2 beginning at 5:30 at the NEBCO Community Room. Tickets are $5 each for anyone 5 and older. Entertainment will be provided by the Shady Grove Bluegrass and raffle tickets will be sold for $1 each or 6 for $5. Drinks for music Students at Pea Ridge Primary School will have new musical instruments thanks to Sonic.

Tigers outrun Blackhawks at first home game

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

West Fork used superior speed in the open field to erase the Blackhawks early lead and go on to post a 28-7 victory in the Pea Ridge home opener.

Pea Ridge Church News

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

TeamKID programs have begun for children 4 years through sixth grade. It meets from 6:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. on Wednesdays.

RECOLLECTIONS: Pea Ridge

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

New fall hours were set for the Pea Ridge Youth Center. During football season, the center will not be open Friday nights, except for home games. The center has 116 members.

Ambulance service merged into Fire Department

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

After nearly 20 years as two departments, the Pea Ridge Volunteer Fire Department and Volunteer Ambulance Department will again be one department.

Running from police nets more charges for two

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

Three people are in the Benton County Jail after a one-vehicle accident opened an investigation into a drug-manufacturing operation in Pea Ridge.

Grandpa's Heart Christians are gaining trust from Jews

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

As we've toured Israel, we've learned that many Israelis distrust Christians. Yet we've discovered that most Jews do not embrace or "observe" Judaism, but consider themselves to be secular, atheistic or agnostic. However, Israelis welcome Christian tourists because they know that Bible-believing Christians are the only true friends the State of Israel has.

U.S. TRADE SYMPOSIUM SERIES

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

The Arkansas World Trade Center in Rogers along with the U.S. Department of Commerce, U.S. Small Business Administration and U.S. Export-Import Bank will conduct a U.S. Trade Symposium Series throughout the state of Arkansas the week of Sept. 21. Speakers will include John Johnson, Business Development Officer for Ex-Im Bank; Patricia Gonzalez of the U.S. Department of Commerce; and John Blum of the Small Business Administration. Discover how to find international buyers and use trade finance tools to win international sales and grow your business. Let trade and export professionals guide you through the maze of export challenges and demonstrate how to.

Trap shooting team scored at nationals

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

The Southwest Trap team, of Washburn, Mo., traveled to the World Shooting Complex in Sparta, Ill., to compete Aug. 8 and 9 at the National Trapshooting Championship. The High School and Junior High teams joined approximately 900 other shooters from across the nation to compete in this event.

Optimist Club golf tournament successful

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

The recent golf tournament sponsored by the Pea Ridge Optimist Club at Big Sugar Golf Course was a success, according to committee chairman Justin Bradford.

Senior Spotlight

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

Did you grow up in Pea Ridge or where are you from? I'm from all over the place.

Lynch Pen We need a fresh, new vision in government

posted: 09/16/2009 6 a.m.

The healthcare saga continues along with the seemingly endless stream of rhetoric. It appears that almost anyone who has an opinion on the subject can find some television camera person to share their views either pro or con. So many of the arguments either for or against any part of the proposed bills are valid it reminds me of the statement "there's a little truth in (almost ) every lie." The president made a very impressive speech before the joint members of Congress on Wednesday. At some points I couldn't help wondering if I was hearing desperation or frustration as it was apparent to anyone watching the speech on television that not all of the members of Congress are buying his proposal. Everyone, including the president, seems to agree that about 80 percent of the ideas presented are acceptable to the greater majority. Two things that are not part of that 80 percent apparently lie in the questions of a government option and tort reform to reduce frivolous law suits.

Wednesday, September 9

Letters to the editor

posted: 09/09/2009 7:09 a.m.

Vote to support a new FHS As a teacher at Fayetteville High School, I feel that I have a responsibility to not only provide the best education possible, but also provide a safe environment for our students. At the present time in the present facility, it is nearly impossible for me to do that.

Out of My Mind Take time to vote in school election

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Historically there has been a low turnout at school elections.

Independent living for seniors considered

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Residents surrounding property on Hayden Road who attended a public hearing Tuesday, Sept. 1, regarding a rezoning request, left without knowing the outcome.

FALL CLEANUP

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

The second annual Pea Ridge Fall Clean Up will begin Tuesday, Sept. 15.

Question of stadium to go to School Board

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Blackhawk pride... Tradition relocated.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Incidents reported to the Avoca Volunteer Fire Department this week include...

Colton Fletcher

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Where did you grow up? Pea Ridge. Fletchers, man!

Grandpa's Heart No one knows the day of His Return

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Last week we learned that Jesus the Messiah fulfilled His priestly role as High Priest of Almighty God by fulfilling the first four of the seven Jewish Feasts, Passover, Unleavened Bread,

WARRANTY DEED

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Community First Bank, Pea Ridge, to 189 Townsend Way LLC, part of Tract 1A, part of the S.E. 1/4 of the S.E. 1/4, Section 36,T-21-N, R-30-W, Pea Ridge, $250,000, filed Aug. 19.

President's speech aired in school

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

At Pea Ridge Primary School, students were sent home with a letter regarding President Barak Obama's speech airing Tuesday. If parents object by sending a note with their child or calling, the child would not view the speech.

SHILOH MUSEUM

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

The 32nd Ozark Quilt Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Quilts and quilt lovers are invited to display both new and antique quilts on the museum grounds. Musical entertainment will be provided from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. by old-time string band Shout Lulu.

School Board meets Monday

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

The Pea Ridge School District Board of Directors will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14, in the high school media center.

PINEVILLE HIGH BLACKHAWK REUNION

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

The Pineville High all-school Reunion is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 3, in the Pineville gymnasium. Registration papers have been sent to all students attending Pineville High School at Pineville, Mo., from 1933-1966. There are others who attended the school and graduated in 1967-99 who are eligible to attend but names and addresses are not available.

LUNCH MENUS

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Mon., Sept. 14 - Chicken sandwich, tator tots, lettuce and pickle, banana pudding.

Schools locked down - threat sent via text

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

The texted threat to a student of a drive-by shooting sent Pea Ridge schools into lockdown on Thursday.

Blackhawks come close in 42-34 loss

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

While the 'Hawks may have come up short on the score board, they came up tall in character in their 42-34 loss to Elkins in the 2009 football season opener on the road.

CLUB NEWS

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love met at 9:30 a.m. Monday, Aug. 17, at Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church in Pea Ridge. Alice Henson led the meeting in prayer and welcomed back Mary Margaret Webb. Marge Crowder conducted the meeting. There were 22 members present.

CORRECTIONS

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

The photograph of Joshua Ramsey, one of four candidates for Pea Ridge School Board, ran with a different candidate's name beneath it in last week's edition of The Times.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10 5:30 p.m. - TOPS meeting weighin ; 6 p.m. meeting, Autumn Place Village. For information, call Michaela Hewsley at 790-2276. 7:30 p.m. - Garfield AA, Brightwater Methodist Church. Open meeting and no smoking. For information, call 359-3734.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

40 Years Ago Pea Ridge Graphic Thursday, Sept. 11, 1969 A group of 54 partiers from Carthage, Mo., assumed they had squatter's rights during a two-week fishing and camping excursion in the Lost Bridge area. They planned an annexation program to make their favorite retreat a part of the city of Carthage. If the local school board could not secure a successor to the member who resigned within 30 days, it would go out of their hands and into the hands of the county judge. The night finally arrived that Friday that most of the citizens of Pea Ridge had been anxiously awaiting! Coaches Bill Lookadoo and Fred Austin, with the assistance of Allen Kennison, had long been prepared, as they had been coaching the team since mid August. The determination and training led the Blackhawks to a 22-14 victory over Gentry.

Obituaries - Times of Northeast Benton County

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

The obituaries and death notices for northeast Benton County.

You have value

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Those of us who grew up in the '50s and '60s thought we had a lock on the "I'm just trying to find myself" and "I'm just trying to find out who I am" scene and often experimented with things that ended up causing us (and those around us) a lot grief, if not being an outright disaster. Truth be told, every generation has been faced with the questions that bring us to doubt who we are and what our purpose is.

SHILOH MUSEUM

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Ozark Quilt Fair The 32nd Ozark Quilt Fair will be from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 12, at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Meetings

PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Incidents reported to the Pea Ridge Police Department include: One warrant served: 9/2 Curtis Slinkard, 25, Rogers, failure to appear.

Now & Then Early school buses were better than walking, but cold

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Many of us who attended Pea Ridge School have memories of riding school buses.

ASSISTANCE CEASED

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Effective Friday, Sept. 4, the Department of Human Services will close the Summer LIHEAP (low income energy assistance program) Electric utility program. This includes Benton, Carroll and Madison counties.

Sports passes for sale

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Athletic passes are still for sale at the Pea Ridge schools superintendent's office.

SQUARE DANCE TAUGHT

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

The Ridge Rockers Square Dance Club will offer lessons to anyone, ages 8 to 80, interested in learning to square dance. Couples and singles are all welcome and the first two lessons are free. Lessons will begin at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 15, at the school cafeteria on N. Davis Street. Grant Roth will be the caller.

Villines memorialized

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Honoring Patty Villines, a moment of silence will be held at the beginning of the first home game for the Pea Ridge Blackhawks Friday, Sept. 11.

School Board seat on bid Tuesday

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Registered voters in the Pea Ridge School District may vote early at the County Clerk's office until Monday, Sept. 14, or go to the polls Tuesday, Sept. 15, to choose between four people seeking the Pea Ridge School Board seat being vacated by Mark Davis.

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL DISTRTICT FLU POLICY

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

The Pea Ridge school district is following the statewide policy concerning the H1N1 Influenza A virus, more commonly known as "swine flu," according to school officials.

SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

McBryde graduates Ingria Jill McBryde, a 2004 Pea Ridge High School graduate and daughter of Debbie McBryde, earned a Health Science degree at the University of Central Arkansas in May. Next year, she will begin graduate studies in North Carolina to complete her masters in Physical Therapy. After Prom party Member of the After Prom Committee are preparing for the celebration after the Junior-Senior Prom for this year's event, which is planned as a casino night. Donations and inflatables are being sought. For more information, call Debra Connell at 381-5874.

PEA RIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Incidents reported to the Pea Ridge Fire Department this week include: Monday, Aug. 24 11:34 a.m. False alarm, Pea Ridge High School. Friday, Aug. 28 8:58 a.m. False alarm, Pea Ridge Elementary School. Wednesday, Sept. 2 7:48 a.m. Passenger vehicle fire, 1406 Spruce St.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Seligman Chamber to meet SELIGMAN, Mo. - The Seligman Chamber of Commerce will hold its community meeting at 7 p.m. Monday, Sept. 14. at the Seligman community building.

MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

John Michael Black, 36, of Little Rock, and Jessica Allynn Youngblood, 23, of Garfield.

SPORTS BRIEFS

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

A 5K run and a 1-mile kid's race - dubbed the Flying Mule - will take place preceding the Pea Ridge Mule Jump Saturday, Oct. 10. Registration will begin at 6:45 a.m., with the race starting at 7:30 a.m. Entry fees will be $12 for adults and $7 for children 12 and under.

VAS

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Incidents reported to the VAS Ambulance Service Corporation this week include...

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME Kittens

CHURCH NEWS

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Bella Vista Christian Church, Bella Vista MOPS (Mothers of Preschoolers ) will begin their fall season from 9 to 11 a.m. Sept. 10 at Bella Vista Christian.

BCSO

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Among incidents reported to the Benton County Sheriff's Office according to records, were the following: Saturday, Aug. 29 12:45 a.m. Rikki Taylor, 14656 WIlkerson Rd., reported the theft of a 1995 Plymouth Neon.

Arkansas Watch Tea party to replicate old-time camp meeting Saturday

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

Benton County has a very large and active Tea Party organization.

School Zone

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

teach second grade. I am a native of: Springdale, Ark. I have been a teacher for 2 years.

Ridger Sports Blackhawk pride back on the rise

posted: 09/09/2009 6 a.m.

The high school football game down at Elkins last Friday, while a loss, was nonetheless encouraging.