News 2010 April

Stories for April 2010

Wednesday, April 28

Cody fired

posted: 04/28/2010 10:56 p.m.

John Cody was fired from his job with the city of Garfield Friday after being arrested Tuesday prior to the Pea Ridge City Council meeting.

Variance requested

posted: 04/28/2010 10:55 p.m.

A short agenda faces the Pea Ridge Planning Commission for the regular meeting Tuesday, May 4.

Doctor speaks to Optimists

posted: 04/28/2010 10:54 p.m.

Dr. Rhonda Higgins will be the featured speaker at an evening Pea Ridge Optimist Club meeting for the community at 6 p.m.

Preparing the garden bed

posted: 04/28/2010 10:54 p.m.

A good foundation is as essential to a yard and a garden as it is to a house, according to Steve Davison, owner of Perennials Etc.

Still in the race

posted: 04/28/2010 10:53 p.m.

John Cody dismissed his two recent arrests as “minor offenses.” “It’s all gonna calm down. It always has,” Cody said Monday, while declining to talk about his bid for the Justice of the Peace seat in District 7 saying he had answered questions from reporters for the daily newspapers.

Pastor’s Corner Entertaining angels

posted: 04/28/2010 10:52 p.m.

My family were members of a church that was located next to I-40, right outside of Ft. Worth, Texas. The church was located in such a position that it received numerous requests for financial aid. On any given day of the week, the church could have several requests from strangers passing through in need of money or food.

THE TIMES CHURCH NEWS

posted: 04/28/2010 10:52 p.m.

Area Church Happenings

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 04/28/2010 10:50 p.m.

40 Years Ago Congratulations to Fred McKinney, who passed the 30-year mark with Webb’s Feed and Seed. He joined the firm in 1940, the same year Webb’s obtained the Purina franchise in Pea Ridge.

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY OBITUARIES

posted: 04/28/2010 10:49 p.m.

Reported as of April 28, 2010

POLICE, FIRE and SHERIFF DEPARTMENT REPORTS

posted: 04/28/2010 10:48 p.m.

Incidents reported this week included:

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 04/28/2010 10:46 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS

MARCH SALES TAX RECEIPTS

posted: 04/28/2010 10:45 p.m.

Municipal and County Tax Receipts — 2006 2007 2008 2009 2010

BIRTH and MARRIAGE | PEA RIDGE

posted: 04/28/2010 10:34 p.m.

Lancy and Sandra Sanders of Pea Ridge announce the birth of a daughter, Emily Irlan Sanders, born 7:22 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at Northwest Medical Center, Bentonville. She joins sister Stephanie Joann Sanders, 11.

PUBLIC MEETINGS IN THE TIMES

posted: 04/28/2010 10:32 p.m.

Pea Ridge and Garfield

’Til Next Time | Blessed in abundance by neighbors

posted: 04/28/2010 10:31 p.m.

Back about 1976 when the first boy went in the Marine Corps, my husband had an outside telephone ringer installed so he could hear it over in the shop (before cell phones). When my sons and grandsons rebuilt my house, they saw to it that the ringer was back up and also the driveway monitor. I would hate to be without either of them.

Running Lines | Beware of sunshine

posted: 04/28/2010 10:31 p.m.

Spring is in the air, definitely in the forecast.

Lynch Pen | Burden of proof is on voters to decide

posted: 04/28/2010 10:30 p.m.

We are very fortunate to live in America with our system of government and freedom of political speech, in spite of the corruption and abuses. At least a system of checks and balances exists that comes into play when things start to get too far out of control. Currently we have a group referred to as the Tea Party providing an avenue for people to express their dissatisfaction with our government and we have news media which, though frequently very biased, does keep us abreast of things happening outside our immediate area.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR IN THE TIMES

posted: 04/28/2010 10:29 p.m.

Area Residents Write

Recipe of the Week | Cajun Pasta

posted: 04/28/2010 10:27 p.m.

From the kitchen of Amanda Lay Cooking with Acorns

CEMETERY ASSOCIATION MEETINGS

posted: 04/28/2010 10:25 p.m.

• Bayless Cemetery Association annual meeting 7 p.m. Monday, May 3, at the cemetery, Gann Ridge Road.

THE TIMES CLUB NEWS

posted: 04/28/2010 10:25 p.m.

New Lions Club forming in Pea Ridge

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 04/28/2010 10:24 p.m.

Area Happenings Reports and Calendar

Historical Pea Ridge ... A FRAGMENT OF AREA HISTORY

posted: 04/28/2010 10:21 p.m.

Major General Henry Halleck, the new federal commander in the Department of the Missouri, could not allow the Missouri State Guard to roam free in that state.

Now & Then | Aromas are many in country

posted: 04/28/2010 10:20 p.m.

When you live in the country, you are treated to a variety of scents and odors. Some of the smells add to the delights of country life. To me, some of the nicer scents of flowers and garden plants are finer than the fragrances of expensive perfumes. Of course certain odors are of such raunchy pungency as to challenge one’s endurance of country life! When smells are nice, I think of them as scents. If they are obnoxious, they are odors.

BENTON COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

posted: 04/28/2010 10:19 p.m.

Candidates At A Glance

NEBCO to hold fundraiser

posted: 04/28/2010 10:18 p.m.

The Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department will host its first “Chicken-in-a-Bag ” fundraiser from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, May 8. Chicken will be bagged and ready for takeout for just $5. It’s Hot! It’s Quick! It’s Easy! To pickup a “Chicken-in-a-Bag ” takeout, drive through the NEBCO Community Center parking lot at 17823 Marshall St. (U.S. Hwy. 62) in Garfield.

Imploring for MDA

posted: 04/28/2010 10:17 p.m.

Sydney Roberts, 10, (center) along with her father, Mark Roberts, (right) both of Centerton, addressed fire chiefs at the Benton County Fire Protection Association second quarterly meeting hosted in Pea Ridge Monday night. Sydney has Muscular Dystrophy and was joining Melissa Ward, (left) a representative from MDA asking for the cooperation of the fire departments in the “Fill the Boot” MDA fundraising campaign. The fundraiser will be held from 3 to 6:30 p.m. Friday, May 7, in Pea Ridge at the four-way stop at Slack, Lee Town and Curtis Avenue.

Lady ’Hawks claim 6th in District Track

posted: 04/28/2010 10:17 p.m.

Pea Ridge High School senior Erin Duvall placed in four events, adding points to spark the Lady ’Hawk track squad to a sixth place finish at the 4A-1 District meet last week in Gravette. Duvall scored 9 individual points and anchored the 4x100 and 4x400 meter relays to score 11 more points. Pea Ridge had their highest team finish in recent memory.

Top 10 Academic Seniors

posted: 04/28/2010 10:16 p.m.

What are your plans after high school?

Two Blackhawks sign letters for college ball

posted: 04/28/2010 10:14 p.m.

Senior Blackhawks Kip Kelly and Brandon Easterling signed letters of intent this week to play college ball. Kelly signed with Lyon College. Easterling signed with Williams Baptist College.

Arkansas Dragons 11U and 13U win

posted: 04/28/2010 10:12 p.m.

The 11 & under Arkansas Dragons placed first in the Ridge Rumble tournament held April 25th in Pea Ridge.

Ridger Sports | Diamond ’Hawks come close

posted: 04/28/2010 10:10 p.m.

John King’s diamond ’Hawks came close to claiming the 4A-1 conference crown this past Monday evening.

NATURALS CAMP

posted: 04/28/2010 10:08 p.m.

The Northwest Arkansas Naturals will hold a two day camp, June 21-22, in Arvest Ballpark from 9:30 a.m.-12 :30 p.m

SPORTS NEWS

posted: 04/28/2010 10:08 p.m.

Big Sugar Scramble The third Big Sugar 3-Person Scramble will be May 22-23 starting at 8 a.m.

Fincher youth run set for May 15

posted: 04/28/2010 10:07 p.m.

The 13th annual Kendrick Fincher Youth Run will be Saturday, May 15, at the Pinnacle Promenade.

THE TIMES LUNCH MENUS

posted: 04/28/2010 10:05 p.m.

PEA RIDGE and GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 04/28/2010 10:04 p.m.

Prom this weekend Pea Ridge High School Prom pictures will begin at 6 p.m. with Prom starting at 8 p.m. Saturday, May 1, at Cedar Ridge on Ark. Hwy. 72 in Bentonville.

Every dog has his day

posted: 04/28/2010 10 p.m.

“If you want to have fun, you’ve got to fight fair” sang the elementary-aged students at their spring musical “Arf” Thursday. The children, bedecked as dalmations and German shepherds, sang and spoke their various parts directed by April Smith, music teacher, to a crowded audience.

School nurse honored

posted: 04/28/2010 9:59 p.m.

Amy McDowell, Pea Ridge Middle School nurse, was nominated as one of four choices for Northwest Arkansas School Nurses Association’s Nurse of the Year.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

posted: 04/28/2010 9:58 p.m.

Pea Ridge Primary School’s 2010-2011 kindergarten registration will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27-30 and May 4-7 at the school.

ART CONTEST

posted: 04/28/2010 9:58 p.m.

Mule Jump art contest In support of the city’s annual Mule Jump, the Pea Ridge Optimist Club is sponsoring an art contest. The contest is open to the community and to all ages.

Wednesday, April 21

Sheriff candidates address Optimists

posted: 04/21/2010 12:44 a.m.

Sheriff Keith Ferguson and his opponent Kelly Cradduck fielded questions from residents of the Pea Ridge area at the Pea Ridge Optimist Club meeting Thursday morning, April 15.

Staff reductions long considered

posted: 04/21/2010 12:43 a.m.

A total of 10 positions were eliminated after a one-hour executive session and a unanimous vote by the board at this month’s School Board meeting held Monday, April 12.

VAS and Hurd differ on future of building

posted: 04/21/2010 12:42 a.m.

Community members are reaching out to aid VAS Ambulance Corporation.

Granny’s Quilts of Love warm hearts of ill children

posted: 04/21/2010 12:40 a.m.

“These wonderful women picked up the ball and carried it to 10,000 quilts,” Mary Margaret Webb, founder of Granny’s Quilts of Love, said.

From the Pastor’s Desk Consider the public good

posted: 04/21/2010 12:39 a.m.

I very seldom speak publicly concerning political issues simply because it is such a lightning rod for controversy. I certainly NEVER use the pulpit to try and persuade others to my political ways of thinking and I hope you are very suspect of any minister who does that in church.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 04/21/2010 12:38 a.m.

40 Years Ago A photograph taken at Leroy Creekmore’s farm in Pea Ridge demonstrated the growth of broilers more graphically than words alone would have. The Creekmores raised 25,000 chickens in two houses of equal size. The first photo showed chicks one-day-old, the second showed 12-days-old and the third showed them ready to go to the processing plant.

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY OBITUARIES

posted: 04/21/2010 12:37 a.m.

April 21, 2010

POLICE, FIRE and SHERIFF DEPARTMENT REPORTS

posted: 04/21/2010 12:36 a.m.

Incidents reported this week include:\

NE BENTON COUNTY BIRTHS

posted: 04/21/2010 12:34 a.m.

Brian and Alisha Bastian of Bentonville announce the birth of a son, Caiden Wade, born Feb. 13, 2010. He weighed 7 lbs., 12 oz., and was 20 and threequarter inches long.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 04/21/2010 12:34 a.m.

Meetings this week

THE TIMES CHURCH NEWS

posted: 04/21/2010 12:33 a.m.

Area Church News and Upcoming Events

MARRIAGE LICENSE

posted: 04/21/2010 12:31 a.m.

Hank Wayne Patton, 29, and Rachel Nicole Cotton, 28, both of Pea Ridge.

Arkansas Watch | Judge’s ruling appears to disregard wishes of governed

posted: 04/21/2010 12:30 a.m.

Pulaski County Circuit Judge Christopher Piazza threw out Arkansas Initiated Act 1 on the grounds that it violated the Arkansas Constitution. The act prohibited co-habiting couples from adopting children whom they were not related to in the state of Arkansas. The act was approved by 57 percent of the people in the last election. It was a response to a previous judicial order overturning the policy of the Child Welfare Department banning practicing homosexuals from adopting children.

Lynch Pen | County judge position needs to know county’s needs from the ground up

posted: 04/21/2010 12:29 a.m.

The daily newspapers reported on a forum held by the Rogers-Lowell Chamber of Commerce on Friday of last week. The county judge candidates were the guests and the forum apparently was open to the public. At this point I don’t know who was responsible for advertising the event, but at least two of us interested northeast Benton County residents wanted to attend but were not privileged to be advised of the date.

THE TIMES OF LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 04/21/2010 12:28 a.m.

Disappointed with Tea Party

Recipes of the Week

posted: 04/21/2010 12:28 a.m.

April 21, 2010

’Til Next Time Keeping deer out

posted: 04/21/2010 12:26 a.m.

The Extension Club lesson was on another subject, but the most interesting conversation was about trying to keep deer out of gardens. Solutions ranged from cayenne pepper, human hair, a thin line of string encircling an area, mothballs and Irish Spring soap.

Now & Then Critters are all around us

posted: 04/21/2010 12:26 a.m.

Whether we live in the country, or in the city, the critters we share life with are not far from our doorsteps. Often that’s a happy thing. We enjoy the fascination that animals provide, and many of us go all out to assure that we have animals with us. I had a little dog several years ago who was a particular delight.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR AND EVENT NEWS

posted: 04/21/2010 12:25 a.m.

Events Reported as of April 21, 2010

Historical Pea Ridge ... A FRAGMENT OF AREA HISTORY

posted: 04/21/2010 12:22 a.m.

Colonel Jefferson C. Davis, commander, 3rd Division, was promoted to brigadier general for his actions at Pea Ridge and transferred to the Army of the Cumberland. He began his military career as a private during the Mexican War and is not the same Jefferson Davis who was the president of the Confederate States. He died in Chicago in 1879.

MULE JUMP ART CONTEST

posted: 04/21/2010 12:20 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Optimist Club is sponsoring an art contest. The contest is open to the community and to all ages. Top artworks in each category will win ribbons with a $25 cash prize for the first place winners in the following categories: preschool – 2nd grade, 3rd – 5th grade, 6th – 8th grade, 9th – 12th grade and adult.

Senior track ’Hawks compete at Gentry

posted: 04/21/2010 12:20 a.m.

The varsity girls track team had their best showing of the year with a seventh place finish in the 16 team Pioneer Invitational at Gentry last week.

Sports Spotlight

posted: 04/21/2010 12:19 a.m.

What position do you play? This year I’m the pitcher.

Morgan wins district’s 800

posted: 04/21/2010 12:17 a.m.

Anna Morgan did something no Pea Ridge athlete has done in several years, and that was to claim an individual title in a district championship event. Seventh-grader Morgan’s well-paced 2:48.2 effort in the 800 meters gave her first place in the 4A-1 district meet by more than 20 meters.

PRHS SPORTS CALENDAR

posted: 04/21/2010 12:16 a.m.

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL/TRACK

Four ’Hawk hoopsters on Dream Team

posted: 04/21/2010 12:15 a.m.

Pea Ridge High School senior basketball players Lexi Paryzek, Kip Kelly, Tyler Ramsey and Ethan Rhine have been named to this year’s KURM basketball Dream Team.

CHARITY TOURNEY

posted: 04/21/2010 12:13 a.m.

The fifth annual Lindsey Drue Crowder Charity Golf Tournament will be June 4 at Big Sugar Golf Club in Pea Ridge, starting at 9 a.m. Proceeds will benefit the Arkansas Children’s Hospital. It is a two-person scramble and the cost is $75 per player. Hole sponsorships are also available. Call Tim at 619-5547 or e-mail tim@crowdernwa.com or Maeva at 273-5304 or e-mail maeva@crowdernwa.com.

Ridger Sports | Alcohol, honesty make headlines

posted: 04/21/2010 12:12 a.m.

For those who follow Razorback baseball, 2010 may turn out to a special year. At last count, they had already won 31 games and were ranked anywhere from fourth to ninth nationally in the various collegiate polls.

Rattlers place second

posted: 04/21/2010 12:11 a.m.

The Northwest Arkansas Rattlers won second in the Battlefield Bash during a two-day tournament April 10 and 11 in Pea Ridge. This was the 9-year-old and under team’s third USSSA Kid Pitch tournament of the 2010 season. Four teams participated.

Tuesday, April 20

Pair of local artists honored in Little Rock

posted: 04/20/2010 11:58 p.m.

Pea Ridge first grader Jake Ingram and eighth grader Katie Nunley were honored by the Arkansas Art Educators Association as being among the top 72 artists for the 2009-2010 school term. A reception and exhibition was held last week in Little Rock at the site of the newly renovated Arkansas Arts Studies Institute on Clinton Avenue in Little Rock. Seventy-one artists and their parents and teachers were in attendance.

THE TIMES SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 04/20/2010 11:57 p.m.

April 21, 2010

PEA RIDGE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL

posted: 04/20/2010 11:56 p.m.

April 21, 2010

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

posted: 04/20/2010 11:55 p.m.

Pea Ridge Primary School’s 2010-2011 kindergarten registration will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27-30 and May 4-7 at the school.

LUNCH MENUS | NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY

posted: 04/20/2010 11:55 p.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Houseworths celebrate 66 years

posted: 04/20/2010 11:54 p.m.

Bill and Marj Houseworth of Garfield celebrated 66 years of marriage April 15 with the Senior Lunch Group at Brightwater United Methodist Church.

PEA RIDGE NATIONAL MILITARY PARK

posted: 04/20/2010 11:53 p.m.

Jonathan Jarvis, National Parks Director, announced that National Park Week will be April 17 to April 25.

Roe met with Humanities Council

posted: 04/20/2010 11:52 p.m.

Wanda Roe attended the spring meeting of the Arkansas Humanities Council in Little Rock on April 9 and 10.

Wednesday, April 14

NEBCO, VAS talk merger

posted: 04/14/2010 9:44 p.m.

Recognizing that there are many legal questions to answer and logistics to address, board members of VAS Ambulance Service Corporation and the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Ambulance Service each expressed an unofficial commitment to merge when meeting in the Garfield community room Thursday night.

School votes to reduce staff

posted: 04/14/2010 9:43 p.m.

The Pea Ridge School Board meeting Monday night was one split-vote after another.

Artist finds new outlet

posted: 04/14/2010 9:43 p.m.

Pea Ridge artist Raymond Gibby is off on a new creative venture.

Grant money helps rural agencies

posted: 04/14/2010 9:41 p.m.

Thanks to the efforts of State Senator Cecile Bledsoe, three volunteer fire departments and one city in northeast Benton County received grants.

After Prom in the works

posted: 04/14/2010 9:40 p.m.

A casino is coming to town, but no money will change hands.

Pastor’s Corner | Showing honor at funerals

posted: 04/14/2010 9:39 p.m.

In celebrating Easter, many of us have read Scriptures as Mark 16:1-8, telling how three women came early in the morning on the first day of the week, bringing spices, intending to anoint the body of Jesus for burial.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 04/14/2010 9:39 p.m.

40 Years Ago

CHURCH NEWS -PEA RIDGE AREA

posted: 04/14/2010 9:38 p.m.

Area Church News and Schedules

THE TIMES OBITUARIES

posted: 04/14/2010 9:36 p.m.

April 14, 2010

POLICE, FIRE and SHERIFF DEPARTMENT REPORTS

posted: 04/14/2010 9:35 p.m.

Incidents reported this week.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 04/14/2010 9:31 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST and FOUND PETS

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS WANTED

posted: 04/14/2010 9:30 p.m.

Parents wishing to publish birth announcements in The TIMES need to submit information directly to the newspaper office. To submit a birth announcement for publication, the following information is required: Parent(s) names and city of residence; • Baby’s name, date and time of birth, place of birth, weight and length; Siblings’ first names; Names and city of residence of grandparents ; and Current contact information for parents. Submit toThe TIMES, 981 N. Curtis Ave.

PUBLIC MEETINGS for NE Benton County

posted: 04/14/2010 9:30 p.m.

Friday, April 16 10 a.m. — Benton County Election Commission, Election Commission office, 105 SE Executive Dr., Suite 1, Bentonville.

RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS for Benton County

posted: 04/14/2010 9:29 p.m.

All reports are from regular food service/food store inspections unless otherwise noted. Critical violations are defined as items that relate 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.

MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 04/14/2010 9:28 p.m.

Local Residents file

Arkansas Watch | Tea Party protests out-of-control government

posted: 04/14/2010 9:28 p.m.

April 15 comes this week, and with it another round of Tea Party protests. It is hard to believe that the first nationwide protest took place just one year ago, on the same day. Now the Tea Party almost seems like a regular part of the political landscape.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR - THE TIMES

posted: 04/14/2010 9:27 p.m.

Citizen responds - Dear editor of Pea Ridge Times, Allow me to respond to Mr. Boone’s letter which appeared in The Times last week, not as a council member, but as another “concerned citizen.” I, too, am quite disturbed by the events, but I have collected the facts about the event rather than make judgment by emotion, rumor, hearsay or gossip. As I was out of town and unable to be in attendance, I had to follow the trail of facts to find out what occurred.

Recipe of the Week - Croutons

posted: 04/14/2010 9:25 p.m.

Home-made Croutons and Carrot, fruit and spinach salad

Editorial | Public transparency is requisite

posted: 04/14/2010 9:24 p.m.

“Then FOI me” : Those are words we hear all the time when we ask public officials for information.

Lynch Pen | Research the stance of political office candidates

posted: 04/14/2010 9:23 p.m.

We are another week closer to May 18 (the date of the preferential party primary election) and the Democratic Party candidates seem to be the only ones with very deep financial pockets. In the chase for the U. S. Senate seat in the Democrat Party, both incumbent Senator Blanche Lincoln and opponent Lt. Governor Bill Halter are flooding Cox Cable with ads.

Now & Then | Pea Ridge had many outlying communities

posted: 04/14/2010 9:22 p.m.

I have come to think of the Pea Ridge community as the entire area making up today’s Pea Ridge School District. But I remember that in years gone by our Pea Ridge community was made up of numerous smaller communities. Pea Ridge is still a small community today, and in the 1940s and 1950s it was even smaller. But back then, we were surrounded by small rural communities.

THE TIMES CLUB NEWS

posted: 04/14/2010 9:21 p.m.

Upcoming Meeting

BENTON COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 04/14/2010 9:19 p.m.

Area Calendar of Events and Reports

Historical Pea Ridge

posted: 04/14/2010 9:16 p.m.

Colonel Eugene A. Carr, commander, 4th Division, Army of the Southwest, entered the U.S. Military Academy at the age of 16, graduated in 1850, 19th out of a class of 44. He was wounded three times on March 7 leading his division near the Elkhorn Tavern.

TOWN OF GARFIELD CLEANUP

posted: 04/14/2010 9:15 p.m.

The Town of Garfield’s cleanup will be from 8 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 24. There will be three dumpsters available and a fourth if necessary.

Wolf apprehended

posted: 04/14/2010 9:15 p.m.

Cory Wolf, of Pryor, Okla., was taken into custody of Kenosha County, Wis., authorities last Tuesday, April 6. Kenosha County is along the western shore of Lake Michigan in the far southeastern corner of Wisconsin.

Rescue pumper added to fire fleet

posted: 04/14/2010 9:14 p.m.

Pea Ridge Fire Department has a new fire truck — a rescue pumper — which will be used to respond to all vehicle wrecks, according to assistant fire chief Andy Fletcher.

CITY COUNCIL TO MEET

posted: 04/14/2010 9:13 p.m.

The Pea Ridge City Council will address bids for rehabilitation and paving of city streets at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 20, at City Hall.

NOTICE OF SPECIAL OPEN MEETING

posted: 04/14/2010 9:13 p.m.

A special open meeting of the Board of Alderman of the City of Seligman will hold at 4 p.m. Wednesday, April 14, at Seligman City Hall.

Hard work pays off for Easterling

posted: 04/14/2010 9:12 p.m.

Brandon Easterling doesn’t mind a little hard work.

Young Dragons finish first

posted: 04/14/2010 9:12 p.m.

The 13 & Under Arkansas Dragons took first place in Wheeler’s Global Double Points tournament held April 10-11 in Harrison.

PRHS SPORTS CALENDAR

posted: 04/14/2010 9:11 p.m.

BASEBALL/SOFTBALL/ TRACK

Jr. High Blackhawk boys track team places 6th

posted: 04/14/2010 9:09 p.m.

The Junior High Blackhawk boys track team had a season’s best sixth place finish out of 20 teams in the Eureka Springs Invitational last week. The Junior Lady ’Hawks could only muster a pair of points as they finished 19th of 19.

Senior Sports Spotlight - Alex Galven

posted: 04/14/2010 9:08 p.m.

What position do you play? Catcher.

Student publishes novel

posted: 04/14/2010 9:07 p.m.

By age 14, seventh-grader Disney Humphrey will have a full-length novel published and in the hands of readers.

Ridger Sports Fitness is elusive without running

posted: 04/14/2010 9:06 p.m.

The “hue and cry” that has been erupting every so many weeks and months concerning the health of today’s and tomorrow’s youngsters has lots of folks “focusing” (I love the way people “focus” on things) on how to combat this deadly trend threatening the future of our youth and the nation itself.

AREA LUNCH MENUS

posted: 04/14/2010 9:05 p.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS - April 19 - 23, 2010

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

posted: 04/14/2010 9:03 p.m.

Pea Ridge Primary School’s 2010-2011 kindergarten registration will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27-30 and May 4-7 at the school.

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 04/14/2010 9:03 p.m.

April 14, 2010

PEA RIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL HONOR ROLL

posted: 04/14/2010 9:02 p.m.

April 14, 2010

ART AWARDS

posted: 04/14/2010 9:01 p.m.

Awards will be presented to Pea Ridge school students May 14 in Little Rock by Ginger Beebe, the wife of the Arkansas governor.

House shower slated

posted: 04/14/2010 9:01 p.m.

The Fletcher family of Garfield was recently struck by tragedy and lost their home and most of their possessions in a devastating fire.

Gastineau surprised for 75th

posted: 04/14/2010 9 p.m.

Pansy Pearl Bolain Gastineau was surprised by 120 friends and family members, who gathered at the Jones Center April 3 to celebrate her 75th birthday. Pansy was born in Bear Hollow, Mo., to Johnnie Wesley and Edna Jewel Petty Bolain. She grew up with siblings Jim, Ralph, Herb, Ed, Donnie and Sharon Bolain.

Hickmans married 50 years

posted: 04/14/2010 8:59 p.m.

John A. and Beth Hickman of Bella Vista will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary April 22.

PANCAKE BREAKFAST

posted: 04/14/2010 8:58 p.m.

The Pea Ridge Optimist Club will hold an all-youcan-eat pancake breakfast from 7:30 to 9:30 a.m. Saturday, April 17, at the high school cafeteria. All proceeds will go towards the Pea Ridge High School After-Prom event. Pea Ridge juniors and seniors will help serve breakfast.

Wednesday, April 7

Arsonist strikes twice

posted: 04/07/2010 10:25 p.m.

Arson — the cause of fires on the Harvey Keene farm — is being investigated by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

Jr. Webb helped start Pea Ridge ball clubs

posted: 04/07/2010 10:24 p.m.

Always willing to help.

Wolf out of area; seen in Oklahoma, Illinois

posted: 04/07/2010 10:23 p.m.

Residents north of town should be able to rest easily now, after confirmed sightings of Cory Wolf in Oklahoma.

School board hears grievance

posted: 04/07/2010 10:22 p.m.

A grievance hearing is slated immediately prior to the regular monthly Pea Ridge School Board meeting Monday, April 12.

Pastor’s Corner - He’s still working

posted: 04/07/2010 10:19 p.m.

A while back I mentioned that sometimes we are our own worst enemy, finding ourselves repeating a behavior that we know isn’t helpful to our growth in the Lord.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 04/07/2010 10:19 p.m.

40 Years Ago L.E. Hardy was elected president of the Pea Ridge Industrial Development Committee, according to Chamber of Commerce president Fred McKinney. Other new officers were John Easley, Hearn Oliver and Keith Escue.

CHURCH NEWS in THE TIMES

posted: 04/07/2010 10:19 p.m.

Area Church Happenings

THE TIMES OBITUARIES

posted: 04/07/2010 10:18 p.m.

April 7, 2010

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 04/07/2010 10:16 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST and FOUND ANIMALS

PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 04/07/2010 10:13 p.m.

Area public meetings

BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS WANTED

posted: 04/07/2010 10:13 p.m.

Parents wishing to publish birth announcements in The TIMES need to submit information directly to the newspaper office.

MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 04/07/2010 10:13 p.m.

Bobby Leroy Blair III, 28, and Tamara Louise Phillips, 20, both of Pea Ridge.

Recipe of the Week - Strawberries and Cream Shortcake Parfait

posted: 04/07/2010 10:12 p.m.

Recipes courtesy of www.whitelily.com

’Til Next Time = Spring brings out critters

posted: 04/07/2010 10:11 p.m.

As I watch the sports highlights, I see fantastic plays, one after another. I think to myself these guys had to stand out there and stay alert a long time before that base hit happened. Same with football, those guys take a lot of hits before that play was made, that was on sports highlights.

Lynch Pen - Consider qualifications to evaluate electoral candidates

posted: 04/07/2010 10:10 p.m.

When the U. S. mail delivers this newspaper on April 7, 2010, the Arkansas primary election date will be less than six weeks away. That date (May 18) is rapidly approaching and has produced home telephone calls and e-mails to potential voters such as our house. F

THE TIMES LETTER TO THE EDITOR

posted: 04/07/2010 10:10 p.m.

Dear Editor of the Pea Ridge Times, It’s very disturbing about the council person that was allowed to leave a public meeting. First if the chief of police or mayor knew or had any reason to think that the council member had been in no condition to drive, the correct thing to have done would have been to ask the council member to call someone to pick him up.

Now & Then - How wrappings and packaging have changed

posted: 04/07/2010 10:08 p.m.

All through the years, as we have shopped at the stores, the salesperson waiting on us might ask, “Would you like a bag for that?” or “Would you like me to wrap that for you?” In the old days, the bag was usually a brown paper bag. A “wrap” would usually be a heavy white paper that came on a big roll, and the salesperson would tear off however much was needed to wrap our items.

ART CONTEST

posted: 04/07/2010 9:55 p.m.

Mule Jump art contest In support of the city’s annual Mule Jump, the Pea Ridge Optimist Club is sponsoring an art contest.

Historical Pea Ridge ....... A FRAGMENT OF AREA HISTORY

posted: 04/07/2010 9:54 p.m.

Brigadier General Benjamin McCulloch, commander, McCulloch’s Division, Army of the West, was a tough frontiersman who commanded the Confederate troops from Arkansas, Texas and Louisiana.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR in THE TIMES

posted: 04/07/2010 9:54 p.m.

Area Community Events Calendar and Report

POLICE, SHERIFF, AND FIRE REPORTS in THE TIMES

posted: 04/07/2010 9:53 p.m.

April 7, 2010

King celebrates 70 years

posted: 04/07/2010 9:51 p.m.

Friends and family gathered for a surprise 70th birthday celebration for Pea Ridge resident Elizabeth King. Several out-of-town relatives were in attendance, including her granddaughter Jordynn Lindsey of Gulf Port, Miss., and niece Jean Edwards of Springfield, Mo.

ROAD CLOSED

posted: 04/07/2010 9:50 p.m.

Guthrie Road, south of Lee Town Road, Pea Ridge, will be closed until Friday, April 9, while the Benton County Road Department installs box culverts.

Gravette dominates senior track meet

posted: 04/07/2010 9:50 p.m.

A trio of Blackhawk boys and the same number of girl athletes were among the scorers at the Senior Lion Track Invitational.

Sports Spotlight - James Ortiz

posted: 04/07/2010 9:49 p.m.

Head boys track coach, assistant high school football coach and I teach eighth grade math and algebra I.

Four junior Blackhawk track athletes place

posted: 04/07/2010 9:45 p.m.

Two boys and two girls earned places in the tough Junior Lion Track Invitational last week in Gravette.

SPORTS BRIEFS

posted: 04/07/2010 9:44 p.m.

Track and Baseball notes

PRHS SPORTS CALENDAR

posted: 04/07/2010 9:42 p.m.

Baseball/Softball/Track Thursday, April 8 V/JV softball vs. Huntsville, 5 p.m. PRHS baseball at Huntsville, 5 p.m. Sr. high track meet at Eureka (2 p.m. depart) Friday, April 9 PRHS baseball at Lincoln, 4 p.m.

Ridger Sports - Hoosiers II just not in the cards

posted: 04/07/2010 9:41 p.m.

Though I am a sports fan in general, the TV games that I tend to watch nearly always involve teams that I have a personal interest in. For that reason, I haven’t watched too many NCAA basketball championships as there is always something I need to be doing (just ask my wife). I am usually working on a newspaper story or a school-related project.

Knoll to travel to Europe

posted: 04/07/2010 9:40 p.m.

Skylar Knoll of Washburn, Mo., was honored with the privilege of serving as a Student Ambassador in the People to People program. This program was started by Dwight D. Eisenhower and has been around for 53 years. Their mission statement is “To bridge cultural and political borders through education exchange, making the world a better place for future generations.” Knoll has been selected to travel to six countries in Europe this June as an Ambassador representing the state of Missouri.

SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 04/07/2010 9:40 p.m.

Scholarship available Public high school seniors in Benton County have an opportunity to apply for a larger scholarship for college expenses. The Democratic Party expanded its scholarship from $675 to $1,175 for use in technical schools, colleges or universities in the fall of 2010.

KINDERGARTEN REGISTRATION

posted: 04/07/2010 9:39 p.m.

Pea Ridge Primary School’s 2010-2011 kindergarten registration will be held from 8:30 a.m. to 2 p.m. April 27-30 and May 4-7 at the school.

AREA LUNCH MENUS

posted: 04/07/2010 9:38 p.m.

PEA RIDGE and GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS April 12-16, 2010

Easter egg hunt winners

posted: 04/07/2010 9:37 p.m.

Following a tradition, members of Beta Alpha Sorority sponsored the annual Easter egg hunt in Pea Ridge. There were about 50 children participating in the hunt at City Park Saturday morning, March 27.