News 2010 February

Stories for February 2010

Thursday, February 25

Valley disquieted by gruesome discovery

posted: 02/25/2010 1:21 a.m.

A runner enjoying the sunny, spring-like weather last Wednesday on Sugar Creek Road gave a friendly wave in passing. Seasons were changing and new life appeared to be just around the corner. But, in reality, just around the corner on this dirt road was death.

Local museum benefits from renovation at Military Park

posted: 02/25/2010 1:20 a.m.

One museum cleaned out its old display cases, preparing room for new cases.

Couple honored for years of service

posted: 02/25/2010 1:18 a.m.

Nearly speechless, Shirley and Roger Harris smiled as they were applaued by more than a dozen volunteer firefighters, city department heads and officials and City Council members for their many yeras of service to the city of Pea Ridge.

Whom do you believe?

posted: 02/25/2010 1:17 a.m.

Sometimes we humans are really strange creatures; whether Christian or not, we often exhibit behavior that is quite contradictory to our best interests.

CHURCH NEWS - THE TIMES

posted: 02/25/2010 1:16 a.m.

Area Church News and Events

Salesmen cause concerns

posted: 02/25/2010 1:14 a.m.

Door-to-door salesmen knocking on doors of residences in the city Friday and Saturday night prompted more than a half dozen calls from residents to Pea Ridge police.

PRFD needs wrecked cars for training

posted: 02/25/2010 1:13 a.m.

Automobiles are needed by the Pea Ridge Fire Department to train firefighters in using extracation equipment and other accident-related skills at a class March 13 at the Pea Ridge EMS building on South Curtis Avenue.

Republican candidates compared and contrasted

posted: 02/25/2010 1:12 a.m.

Seven candidates for the Arkansas 3rd District Congressional seat vied for support Saturday at an event held at Christ Ambassador’s Academy, a private Christian school in eastern Bella Vista known for its outstanding science program. The event was hosted by the Benton County Tea Party.

Political party is not an indication of character

posted: 02/25/2010 1:11 a.m.

A lot of people will probably take issue with this article, but there isn’t any diplomatic way to say it, “you can’t really tell a politician’s character or integrity by his or her political party.” There is so little difference between the two major political parties that we should use this election cycle as a way to express our dissatisfaction with Washington’s mode of operation. As a nation we might never have this opportunity of national housecleaning again.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR IN THE TIMES

posted: 02/25/2010 1:10 a.m.

To the Editor of the Times of Northeast Benton County:

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY OBITUARIES

posted: 02/25/2010 1:10 a.m.

Pauline Boepple Pauline Boepple, 92, of Pea Ridge died Friday, Feb. 19, at Concordia Care Center in Bella Vista. She was born Dec. 12, 1917, at Indianapolis, Ind., to Paul Henry Straisinger and Essie Carmen Spencer.

Recipe of the Week for Flu Season

posted: 02/25/2010 1:10 a.m.

Flu season is not over yet. Here are some cold and flu fighters to help protect your body against illness and aid in healing.

PLAYFUL PALS - PET NEWS

posted: 02/25/2010 12:58 a.m.

LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS

VAS REPORT

posted: 02/25/2010 12:49 a.m.

Incidents reported to VAS this week include:

Keyboarding replaced typing replaced penmanship

posted: 02/25/2010 12:40 a.m.

At the Pea Ridge Historical Society Museum downtown, we have several old manual typewriters, a few on display, others waiting for cleaning and reconditioning. I am remembering that in about 1954 or ’55 I was learning to type at Pea Ridge High School.

Students uninjured in early morning wreck

posted: 02/25/2010 12:39 a.m.

A school bus-pickup truck collision Friday morning left the bus leaning precariously over a steep hillside and the truck in flames, but thankfully nobody suffered injuries.

THE TIMES PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 02/25/2010 12:36 a.m.

Public Meetings Announced

THE TIMES COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 02/25/2010 12:35 a.m.

Area Calendar of Events

THE TIMES COMMUNITY EVENTS

posted: 02/25/2010 12:34 a.m.

The NEBCO Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Chili Cook-Off is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27, at the NEBCO Community Center in Garfield.

THE TIMES AREA EVENTS

posted: 02/25/2010 12:32 a.m.

The Bella Vista Andante Music Club will meet at 1 p.m. Tuesday, March 2, at the Historical Museum. Joyce Ater will be at the piano with Dorothea Paul leading the singing. The program will be given by Martha Sheets on American Spirituals. Featured soloists are Mandie Query, violin and Pat Taylor, tenor.

COURT REPORT

posted: 02/25/2010 12:31 a.m.

Pea Ridge Court Report

PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

posted: 02/25/2010 12:29 a.m.

Incidents reported this week to the Pea Ridge Police Department include:

NEBCO FIRE

posted: 02/25/2010 12:27 a.m.

Incidents reported this week to the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department include:

Benton County Sheriff Reports

posted: 02/25/2010 12:26 a.m.

Incidents reported to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office this week include:

Blackhawk rally falls short in District

posted: 02/25/2010 12:04 a.m.

A furious comeback rally by the Blackhawk varsity boys’ basketball team was turned back by deadly free throw shooting by the Farmington Cardinals as Pea Ridge was defeated 67-55 in the district semi-finals.

'Hawks lose to Cards

posted: 02/25/2010 12:02 a.m.

Farmington (26-2 ) led 36-23 at halftime, but Pea Ridge rallied in the second half and cut the lead to 46-45 early in the fourth quarter on a basket by Cameron Thompson.

Hurst nominated for cheer coach of the year

posted: 02/25/2010 12:01 a.m.

Courtney Hurst hasn’t been coaching long, but she is in a select group — she’s one of 10 cheer coaches in the state nominated for coach of the year.

Wednesday, February 24

Senior Blackhawks in Regional tourney Thursday

posted: 02/24/2010 11:57 p.m.

The Blackhawks will tip it off against Clarksville tomorrow in the northwest 4A Regional Tournament.

SPORTS CALENDAR - PREP

posted: 02/24/2010 11:40 p.m.

Thursday, Feb. 25 5:30 p.m. Basketball Regional Tournament vs. Clarksville, at Farmington Friday, Feb. 26 5:30 p.m. Basketball Regional Tournament at Farmington Saturday, Feb. 27 Basketball Regional Championship at Farmington March 1-6 Basketball StateTournament Monday, March 1 Baseball — vs. Berryville, 4 p.m.

SPORTS BRIEF - COMMUNITY

posted: 02/24/2010 11:38 p.m.

Golf Scramble and Youth Baseball

FINANCIAL PLANNING FOR COLLEGE

posted: 02/24/2010 11:34 p.m.

Financial aid planning can be intimidating, and you may not know where to turn for answers. The financial aid officers at colleges and universities are there to help. Below is a list of questions that the Associated Colleges of the Midwest suggests families ask: 1. What kind of financial assistance does the college offer: need-based, meritbased or both?

Wear Red for Hearts

posted: 02/24/2010 11:27 p.m.

e 2009 Legislative Session, a bill was passed requiring all public schools in the state to implement an emergency action plan that includes the use of an automated external defibrillator (AED).

Helpful Financial Aid Hints for College Students

posted: 02/24/2010 11:22 p.m.

Helpful hints for students applying for scholarships and financial aid:

NORTHEAST TIMES LUNCH MENUS

posted: 02/24/2010 11:21 p.m.

PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Mon., March 1 - BBQ pork sandwich, cole slaw, baked beans, frozen fruit bar, marshmallow rice treat.Breakfast — Biscuit fritter. Tues., March 2 — Nautical fish shapes, macaroni and cheese, garden tossed sa lad with ranch, pickle, peach slice, milk.Breakfast — Cinnamon toast. Wed., March 3 — Country fried steak, mashed potatoes, corn and carrots, wheat roll, fresh fruit, milk. Breakfast — Oatmeal and toast. Thurs., March 4 — Ground beef and macaroni, tossed salad with ranch, corn on the cob, roll, frozen fruit bar, milk.Breakfast — Burrito. Fri., March 5 — Sausage pizza, mixed green salad with ranch, fresh fruit cup, graham crackers, milk. 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., March 1 — Cereal, donut, juice, milk. Tues., March 2 — Cereal, pizza, toast with jelly, orange juice, milk

ART CONTEST

posted: 02/24/2010 11:20 p.m.

VFW seeks patriotic artists

SCHOOL NEWS - PEA RIDGE

posted: 02/24/2010 11:17 p.m.

Pea Ridge Middle School news

Essay winners announced

posted: 02/24/2010 11:11 p.m.

Essay contest winners were awarded by the Pea Ridge Optimist Club recently. Their essays appear at the end of this article.

Young artists take home prizes at competition

posted: 02/24/2010 11:04 p.m.

Young artists from Pea Ridge schools posted five winning entries in the Northwest Arkansas Art Educators Regional Competition and Exhibition currently on display in Fayetteville.

SHILOH MUSEUM EVENTS

posted: 02/24/2010 11:02 p.m.

New Exhibit on Fancy Clothing

Time to fill out FAFSA

posted: 02/24/2010 10:59 p.m.

If you are planning on furthering your education (college, vo-tech school), you need to be filling out your FAFSA form as quickly as possible to receive the most federal financial aid available! (Also, don’t forget to register for you ACT if you have not done so!) TO COMPLETE FAFSA FORMS:

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL CALENDAR

posted: 02/24/2010 10:58 p.m.

Feb. 25: 3:30 – 6:30 p.m. Parent/teacher conferences March 6: Saturday school, makeup day March 12: End of third quarter March 22-23 : Makeup days March 24 – 26: No School – Spring Break April 6-9 : SAT 10 Grades 1, 2, 9 and MAT 8 for Grade K May 22: Graduation, Barnhill Arena, Fayetteville, Ark. June 1: End of fourth quarter, last day of school. *If there are no make-up days required, the last day of school will be June 1.

NORTHEAST BENTON SPORTS BRIEF

posted: 02/24/2010 9:10 p.m.

Big Sugar Spring scramble Big Sugar Golf Club will host the Spring Fling Two-Person Scramble beginning at noon Saturday, March 20.

Sports Spotlight - Curtis Shannon:

posted: 02/24/2010 11:56 a.m.

What is your job title? Seventh-grade teacher, assistant football coach and assistant basketball coach.

HELPFUL HINTS

posted: 02/24/2010 3:35 a.m.

DEAR HELOISE: Could you please tell me how to clean and sanitize an old wooden rolling pin?

AVOCA FIRE DEPARTMENT

posted: 02/24/2010 12:25 a.m.

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

Wednesday, February 17

Expenses killing VAS

posted: 02/17/2010 5:35 a.m.

\VAS has four months to survive with their current bank balance.

Police officer extinguishes fire

posted: 02/17/2010 5:35 a.m.

By the time the Fire Department arrived, the flames were extinguished and damage to an apartment lessened thanks to the quick action of police officer Chris Olson.

Paid time off eyed

posted: 02/17/2010 5:34 a.m.

The newly-formed VAS Ambulance Service Corporation’s policy committee met for the first time Monday afternoon to discuss the proposed paid time off policy put together by Richard Wynne, director of operations.

Photographs claimed; mystery remains

posted: 02/17/2010 5:33 a.m.

The photo album found alongside Arkansas Highway 72 is now connected to a family, but the family has no idea how the book came to rest in a ditch near Pea Ridge National Military Park.

School to dismiss for summer June 1

posted: 02/17/2010 5:32 a.m.

School is scheduled for Saturday, March 6.

Pastor’s Corner - Idol worship causes idle worshipping

posted: 02/17/2010 5:24 a.m.

A pastor was visiting oversees and was talking with a lady who is a worshipper of many gods. The pastor was attempting to share Christ with the woman, but knowing that he was an American, she began to question his belief in one God.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 02/17/2010 5:24 a.m.

40 Years Ago

PEA RIDGE AREA OBITUARIES

posted: 02/17/2010 5:23 a.m.

Wednesday, February 17, 2010 OBITUARIES

PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

posted: 02/17/2010 5:12 a.m.

Incidents reported to the Pea Ridge Police Department this week include:

NEBCO REPOR

posted: 02/17/2010 5:11 a.m.

Incidents reported this week to the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department include:

AUTOMOBILES NEEDED

posted: 02/17/2010 5:10 a.m.

Pea Ridge firefighters will be offered an opportunity to practice using extracation equipment and other accident related skills at a class March 13 at the Pea Ridge EMS building on South Curtis Avenue.

MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 02/17/2010 5:09 a.m.

Licenses Issued

PUBLIC MEETINGS - BENTON COUNTY

posted: 02/17/2010 5:08 a.m.

County Public Meetings

BUSINESS EXPO

posted: 02/17/2010 5:07 a.m.

The Regional Chamber of Commerce serving Northwest Arkansas and Southwest Missouri is sponsoring their fourth annual Business Expo 9 a.m. until 3 p.m. Saturday, April 17 at the Pea Ridge High School, 781 W. Pickens St.

THE TIMES OF NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY CHURCH NEWS

posted: 02/17/2010 5:06 a.m.

AREA CHURCH NEWS

Running Lines - cThe first step to recovery is giving up espresso

posted: 02/17/2010 5:05 a.m.

I beamed with pride while pumping gas in Bentonville last week. I still feel a little leftover sense of accomplishment.

Recipe of the Week - Laura Bush’s Hot Cocoa

posted: 02/17/2010 5:04 a.m.

Before we reach springtime, don’t forget to enjoy some of winter’s classic favorites!

Arkansas Watch - Crowded primary races erode any one person’s following

posted: 02/17/2010 5:02 a.m.

In early March, the candidates for both the Democratic and Republican parties have to file to run for office. Primary season, especially on the Republican side, is looking extremely crowded for certain offices. On the other hand, few challengers seem to want to step up and take on the hard races.

Lynch Pen - Surprises abound on local, state and national political scenes

posted: 02/17/2010 5:02 a.m.

There seems to be no end to the surprises the political season has in store for Benton County this year. And, with some of the potential candidates moves, those surprises could continue past the primary elections in May. So, if you are a registered voter in the county, keep your options open because there is definitely more to come.

BENTON COUNTY AREA COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 02/17/2010 4:59 a.m.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR published February 17, 2010

CLUB NEWS

posted: 02/17/2010 4:58 a.m.

Bunker Hill Quilt Club BUNKER HILL, Mo. — Angela Wilkinson, a relative of one of the Bunker group, is the leader of the Family Readiness Group for the C Troop 2-13 Brigade stationed in El Paso, Texas, at Fort Bliss.

Historical Pea Ridge

posted: 02/17/2010 4:52 a.m.

Harp’s Pharmacy on North Curtis Avenue is now the home of Collier Drug Store.

Woman pleads not guilty for cattle rustling

posted: 02/17/2010 4:51 a.m.

Stephanie J. Weston, 36, of Pea Ridge, was arraigned Tuesday, Feb. 2, in Division I of McDonald County, Mo., Circuit court.

REPUBLICAN PARTY FILING FEES

posted: 02/17/2010 4:50 a.m.

The Republican Party of Benton County announced the filing fees for all Benton County residents seeking election and re-election in the 2010 primary and general elections.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

posted: 02/17/2010 4:49 a.m.

NEBCO seeks chili cooks, Pea Ridge Battle anniversary, Quilters meet and Einert to Speak

COURT REPORT

posted: 02/17/2010 4:47 a.m.

COURT REPORT February 17, 2010

District prime time is here

posted: 02/17/2010 4:45 a.m.

The culminating week of a year of high school basketball competition is here as most Arkansas High Schools enter District tournaments, the first of three levels in the march toward a state championship.

Spotlight on Sports

posted: 02/17/2010 4:43 a.m.

What is your job title? I teach seventh-grade math and coach the high school cheerleading.

JUNIOR BLACKHAWK BOYS ROUNDUP

posted: 02/17/2010 4:42 a.m.

Pea Ridge junior Blackhawks lost to the Shiloh Saints in the final game of the Junior High District Finals, 28-43. The game was close after the first quarter, the ’Hawks trailed 12-14.

SPORTS CALENDAR

posted: 02/17/2010 4:40 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 15 - Saturday, Feb. 20 District Tournament at Shiloh

RIDGER SPORTS - Myths that stymie children’s fitness

posted: 02/17/2010 4:39 a.m.

Last week I had an article lamenting the sad state of Americans’ fitness, particularly the poor condition afflicting the children of our country.

Honorary Cheer Caption

posted: 02/17/2010 4:37 a.m.

Kim Brown was named honorary cheer captain for the Senior Night basketball game Feb. 6.

SPORTS BRIEF

posted: 02/17/2010 4:36 a.m.

Youth softball and baseball

Jr. Quiz Bowl hosts tourney

posted: 02/17/2010 4:35 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Junior High Quiz Bowl Team hosted the American Quiz Bowl Association Regional tournament on Saturday, Feb. 6, at Pea Ridge High School.

School Zone February 17, 2010

posted: 02/17/2010 4:34 a.m.

My name is Connie Smith. I teach high school special education.

HONOR STUDENTS

posted: 02/17/2010 4:32 a.m.

Local students named to Chancellor’s List

AVAILABLE SCHOLARSHIPS

posted: 02/17/2010 4:30 a.m.

Scholarships available to local students

Lunch Menus - Pea Ridge and Garfield

posted: 02/17/2010 4:27 a.m.

Lunch February 22 to 26, 2010

SCHOOL NEWS - MIDDLE SCHOOL

posted: 02/17/2010 4:26 a.m.

Pea Ridge Middle School news

20 QUESTIONS ANSWERED

posted: 02/17/2010 4:25 a.m.

THE TIMES OF NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY 20 QUESTIONS

STUDENT CONTESTS

posted: 02/17/2010 3:58 a.m.

VFW seeks patriotic artists

Now and Then - Ain’t it funny how time slips away!

posted: 02/17/2010 3:58 a.m.

When I was 10 years old in 1950, I had the thought, “You know, if I can live to be 60, I’ll be able to see the turn of the century!”

PEA RIDGE, AVOCA, LITTLE FLOCK and VAS FIRE/EMS

posted: 02/17/2010 3:57 a.m.

Incidents reported this week to the area's Fire/EMS Departments include:

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 02/17/2010 3:57 a.m.

PLAYFUL PALS - FREE, LOST and FOUND PETS

Wednesday, February 10

Family photo treasure unclaimed

posted: 02/10/2010 8:57 p.m.

Three-year-old Autumn poses for a picture.

A florist’s fancy

posted: 02/10/2010 8:52 p.m.

Debbie Speer knows Valentine’s Day.

Council declines to pay

posted: 02/10/2010 8:51 p.m.

Deficits in workmanship in the project prompted three of four City Council members to decline the request from the mayor for $106,484.34 to make a previously approved payment.

VAS sees financial woes

posted: 02/10/2010 8:49 p.m.

“We are not going to survive,” Sharon Barnett, treasurer for VAS board of directors, said at the regular Finance Committee meeting on Feb. 2,. Then she asked for remaining comments to be off the record.

Saturday school to make up snow days

posted: 02/10/2010 8:48 p.m.

Pea Ridge school students will lose two days of spring break and attend school on one Saturday.

From the Pastor’s - Desk The way of Love

posted: 02/10/2010 8:47 p.m.

Valentine’s Day is this week, and our stores are filled with cards and candies just waiting to be doled out to those important people in our lives.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 02/10/2010 8:46 p.m.

40 Years Ago In a special session, the Pea Ridge School Board voted to join other school districts of the county in petitioning the Benton County Court to employ professional appraisers to appraise all Benton County property.

CHURCH NEWS

posted: 02/10/2010 8:45 p.m.

AREA CHURCH NEWS

STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT INSPECTIONS

posted: 02/10/2010 8:44 p.m.

STATE HEALTH DEPARTMENT INSPECTIONS

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 02/10/2010 8:42 p.m.

PLAYFUL PALS - PETS LOST, FOUND and UP FOR ADOPTION

MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 02/10/2010 8:37 p.m.

Area Marriage Licenses

PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 02/10/2010 8:37 p.m.

PUBLIC MEETINGS - PEA RIDGE AREA

Guest Column - Lessons learned the hard way

posted: 02/10/2010 8:34 p.m.

Hello, my name is Brandon Lacy. I was an alcoholic. I have been sober for two years and two months, now, not by choice at first. I have been here on death row in Arkansas for six months now, and have spent almost two years in a county jail awaiting trial.

Arkansas Watch - Character an important and needed virtue

posted: 02/10/2010 8:33 p.m.

“I have a dream that my four little children will one day live in a nation where they will not be judged by the color of their skin but by the content of their character.” M. L. King Jr.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

posted: 02/10/2010 8:31 p.m.

USA worships falsely I have heard it said that America is a Christian nation. With the continued assumption of separation of church and state, a doctrine which has been read in the Constitution, one would be hard pressed to prove that America is a nation which represents any particular religion.

Recipe of the Week - Valentine's Day

posted: 02/10/2010 8:30 p.m.

Looking for some breakfast-in-bed ideas for this Valentine’s Day?

Now and Then Early morning chores included cooling the milk

posted: 02/10/2010 8:26 p.m.

When you live on a country road, you get accustomed to certain traffic on the road. You may come to recognize people and vehicles by sound as well as by sight.

AREA EVENTS

posted: 02/10/2010 8:25 p.m.

GARFIELD and BUNKER HILL, MO EVENTS

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 02/10/2010 8:22 p.m.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR - Northeast Benton County

Historical Pea Ridge - A FRAGMENT OF AREA HISTORY

posted: 02/10/2010 8:20 p.m.

Photographs needed — To submit a photograph for the historical feature, send it to The TIMES of Northeast Benton County, P.O. Box 25, Pea Ridge, AR 72751, or e-mail to prtnews@nwanews.com with any pertinent information. All photographs will be returned.

Senior Day Celebration

posted: 02/10/2010 8:16 p.m.

Senior Day Celebration Photo Gallery

Blackhawks break slump, dump Berryville

posted: 02/10/2010 5:55 p.m.

In a game that started like “Crazy Eights,” the ’Hawks came up with all “aces” in the second half to cruise by the Berryville Bobcats 63-48.

JUNIOR BLACK HAWK BASKETBALL

posted: 02/10/2010 5:54 p.m.

Jr. ’Hawks vs. Prairie Grove — Feb. 3 The junior Blackhawks lost 40-48. They had the lead at half 24-22, but came out in the third quarter and played mediocre basketball.

Spotlight - Tony Travis

posted: 02/10/2010 5:53 p.m.

Spotlight on Tony Travis. What is your job title? Head football coach. What does that entail?

SOFTBALL SIGN-UPS

posted: 02/10/2010 5:52 p.m.

Pea Ridge Youth Softball sign-ups will be held from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 13, and Saturday, Feb. 20, in the Intermediate Elementary School gym.

SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 02/10/2010 5:51 p.m.

Healthy Kids Essay Contest and other School News

School Zone

posted: 02/10/2010 5:49 p.m.

School Zone

SCHOLARSHIPS FOR AREA STUDENTS

posted: 02/10/2010 5:46 p.m.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

LUNCH MENUS FEBRUARY 15-19, 2010

posted: 02/10/2010 5:38 p.m.

LUNCH MENUS PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD

HONOR STUDENTS

posted: 02/10/2010 5:36 p.m.

Teresa Shackelford of Pea Ridge is among the Harding University students included on the dean’s list for grades achieved during the fall semester.

SPAGHETTI DINNER

posted: 02/10/2010 5:33 p.m.

The Pea Ridge High School AP Biology class will hold a Valentine’s Day spaghetti dinner, with proceeds going to the “Trip of a Lifetime.”

PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT REPORT

posted: 02/10/2010 5:30 p.m.

Incidents reported to the Pea Ridge Police Department this week include:

PEA RIDGE FIRE/EMS REPORT

posted: 02/10/2010 5:29 p.m.

Incidents reported to the Pea Ridge Fire/EMS this week include:

AVOCA FIRE DEPARTMENT REPORT

posted: 02/10/2010 5:27 p.m.

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

VAS REPORT

posted: 02/10/2010 5:26 p.m.

Incidents reported to VAS this week include:

NEBCO REPORTS

posted: 02/10/2010 5:23 p.m.

Incidents reported to the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Dept.:

GRANNY’S QUILTS

posted: 02/10/2010 5:21 p.m.

The next meeting will be at 9:30 a.m. Feb. 16 at Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, Pea Ridge.

Obituaries

posted: 02/10/2010 1:31 a.m.

Information for the obituaries and funeral notices below was supplied to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Advertising Department by funeral homes.

Obituaries in Times of Northeast Benton County

posted: 02/10/2010 12:22 a.m.

Obituaries in Times of Northeast Benton County on February 20, 2010

Wednesday, February 3

Activity center considered

posted: 02/03/2010 8:38 p.m.

Looking at an entirely new concept in buildings, Pea Ridge School Board members will hear a presentation on a fabriccovered building from James W. Oldham, president of CIG, Inc., from Springdale, for an activity center at the board meeting Monday night.

Cancer-free and Curly

posted: 02/03/2010 8:36 p.m.

Seven-year old Alicia is missing her front teeth, like most second graders. But unlike most second graders, she is also missing her originally straight long hair and in its place curls are growing.

Checks and balances double checked by VAS

posted: 02/03/2010 8:33 p.m.

Keeping up with business, VAS board members have met three times in two weeks.

Pastor’s Corner - Show Respect to Leaders

posted: 02/03/2010 8:32 p.m.

Over the years, many debates have engaged people about whether in our basic nature we are naturally good, or naturally sinful, or if we are a mixture of the good and the bad. In the Old Testament, just following the accounts of God’s creation of the heavens and the earth, we find the account of the Fall, with Adam and Eve falling to the temptations of the wily serpent, and eating the fruit of the tree which God had commanded them not to eat (See Genesis 3).

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 02/03/2010 8:29 p.m.

40 Years Ago

CHURCH NEWS

posted: 02/03/2010 8:28 p.m.

AREA CHURCH NEWS

PLAYFUL PALS TO ADOPT

posted: 02/03/2010 8:27 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME and LOST ANIMALS

RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS

posted: 02/03/2010 8:26 p.m.

RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS - PEA RIDGE

MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 02/03/2010 8:25 p.m.

MARRIAGE LICENSES

PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT MONTHLY REPORT

posted: 02/03/2010 8:24 p.m.

PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT MONTHLY REPORT

PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 02/03/2010 8:04 p.m.

PUBLIC MEETINGS - AREA

Lynch Pen - Voters have opportunities to make a change

posted: 02/03/2010 8:02 p.m.

If last week’s article prompted a few people to begin looking at all the upcoming political elections then it was successful. We are going to have plenty of opportunities to make a statement, or maybe many statements, concerning our political leaders at all levels.

Recipe of the Week - Superbowl Food

posted: 02/03/2010 8:01 p.m.

Here are some favorite snacks to bring to this weekend’s Super Bowl party.

Arkansas Watch - Recruiting for leadership in dire straits

posted: 02/03/2010 8 p.m.

Your humble writer is in a bit of a blue funk this week. For one thing, this week is the decision point for college football recruiting. High school players across the country will sign letters of intent to play football at various universities. The Razorbacks are having just an awful time of it.

Now and Then - Claude Lindsey, our long-time school janitor

posted: 02/03/2010 7:59 p.m.

I think Claude Lindsey became the janitor for Pea Ridge School in the mid-1940 s, about the time I started in first grade. During the years that followed, the school building was enlarged, school principals changed many times, teachers and office personnel came and went; but Claude Lindsey was an enduring, every day presence at the school.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 02/03/2010 7:56 p.m.

PEA RIDGE AREA COMMUNITY CALENDAR

LITTLE FLOCK FIRE DEPARTMENT

posted: 02/03/2010 7:53 p.m.

Incidents reported to the Little Flock Volunteer Fire Department for the year 2009 are:

PEA RIDGE POLICE

posted: 02/03/2010 7:51 p.m.

Incidents reported this week to the Pea Ridge Police Department include:

VAS

posted: 02/03/2010 7:50 p.m.

Incidents reported to VAS this week include:

NEBCO REPORTS

posted: 02/03/2010 7:49 p.m.

Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department Reports

AREA EVENTS

posted: 02/03/2010 7:48 p.m.

Community dance and Monthly singing

PEA RIDGE FIRE/EMS

posted: 02/03/2010 7:47 p.m.

Incidents reported this week to Pea Ridge Fire/EMS include:

AVOCA FIRE DEPT.

posted: 02/03/2010 7:46 p.m.

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

NEBCO seeks chili cooks

posted: 02/03/2010 7:45 p.m.

The NEBCO Volunteer Fire Department’s annual Chili Cook-Off is set for 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 27 at the NEBCO Community Center in Garfield.. Mark your calendar and join the fun, enjoy the various chili recipes then vote for your favorite as the People’s Choice winner.

Poor youth fitness threatens nation

posted: 02/03/2010 7:41 p.m.

Being a teacher since 1976 has given me a perspective on the lives and health of children with whom I have contact. This experience has made me feel increasingly uneasy about the future of the aforementioned children as well as to the future of our country as a whole.

Sports Spotlight - Charley Clark

posted: 02/03/2010 7:39 p.m.

Charley Clark - What is your job title? Senior English teacher, publications director, senior boys basketball head coach and senior girls track coach.

SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL SIGN-UPS

posted: 02/03/2010 7:37 p.m.

YOUTH SOFTBALL AND BASEBALL SIGN-UPS

Hawks named to Dream Team

posted: 02/03/2010 7:36 p.m.

Tyler Ramsey and Ethan Rhine, Pea Ridge High School seniors, were named to the KURM Radio 2010 football Dream Team and honored Wednesday night at a banquet.

Ridger Sports - Blackhawk boys rise to 7th in state rankings

posted: 02/03/2010 7:34 p.m.

The ’Hawks’ recent victories over Gentry and Shiloh provided the impetus to both keep Pea Ridge in the 7th spot in the MaxPreps/ Freeman 4A state basketball rankings as well as to knock Shiloh out of the Top 10 altogether.

CONTESTS FOR STUDENTS

posted: 02/03/2010 7:10 p.m.

Oratorical contest. The Pea Ridge Optimist Club is encouraging area students to speak their minds about the topic of “Cyber Communication: Progress or Problem?” as part of the Optimist International Oratorical Contest for 2010.

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL CALENDAR

posted: 02/03/2010 7:08 p.m.

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL CALENDAR TO DATE

SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 02/03/2010 7:07 p.m.

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL NEWS

School Zone

posted: 02/03/2010 7:04 p.m.

My name is Matt McCool.

LUNCH MENUS

posted: 02/03/2010 7 p.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS LUNCH MENUS

COURT REPORT

posted: 02/03/2010 6:59 p.m.

Judge John A. Skaggs, presiding Richard S. Hardwicke, prosecuting attorney.

PEA RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL

posted: 02/03/2010 6:58 p.m.

PEA RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL

Obituaries

posted: 02/03/2010 4:36 a.m.

Information for the obituaries and funeral notices below was supplied to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Advertising Department by funeral homes.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

posted: 02/03/2010 12:58 a.m.

We Just read your comments on Roe v. Wade and wanted to let you know how much we appreciate your views on this horrible mistake that has been forced on this country.