News 2010 January

Stories for January 2010

Wednesday, January 27

City officials meet to brainstorm future plans

posted: 01/27/2010 6:45 a.m.

“It just looks tacky,” Nadine Telgemeier, City Council member, said of the recent city-wide tree trimming at the Pea Ridge City committee of the whole Jan. 22 at City Hall.

VAS wants money for building

posted: 01/27/2010 6:45 a.m.

In a special meeting Monday night of the VAS Ambulance Corporation’s Finance Committee, the four members of the committee met to discuss the 30- by 40-foot building on Richard Hurd’s property in Gateway. The meeting was called earlier Monday by board vice-chairman Cris Henry.

White awaits trial in Missouri

posted: 01/27/2010 6:43 a.m.

Ricky Gene White was arraigned Friday in McDonald County, Mo., Circuit Court, where he pled not guilty to a number of charges stemming from a pursuit last week through northwest Arkansas and southwest Missouri. He has a pre-trial conference set for Feb. 17.

Former city official bids farewell

posted: 01/27/2010 6:42 a.m.

Brian Nave, former city councilman, current Planning Commission member and vice president of the Pea Ridge Optimist Club has bid farewell to the community he and his family have called home for the past five years.

Pastor’s Corner - Face your fear

posted: 01/27/2010 6:30 a.m.

I’ve calmed down a little since my teen years and my 20s. I am a recovering adrenaline junkie. I would do almost anything for a shot of adrenaline — ride bulls, climb rocks, even went to stuntman school.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 01/27/2010 6:28 a.m.

40 Years Ago The Jan. 29 issue was the first ever edition to include the monthly northeast Benton County Farm and Country edition. The special section was scheduled to be a regular part of the Pea Ridge Graphic on the last Thursday of the month.

AREA CHURCH NEWS

posted: 01/27/2010 6:27 a.m.

BENTON COUNTY CHURCH NEWS

AREA MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 01/27/2010 6:25 a.m.

AREA MARRIAGE LICENSES

BENTON COUNTY PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 01/27/2010 6:24 a.m.

BENTON COUNTY AREA PUBLIC MEETINGS

PLAYFUL PALS - Pets, Free and Lost

posted: 01/27/2010 6:23 a.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST and FOUND PETS

Running Lines - Love affair with running cramps style

posted: 01/27/2010 6:21 a.m.

Running and I were almost seen in a knock-down, dragout Wednesday morning.

Lynch Pen - Carefully examine candidates

posted: 01/27/2010 6:20 a.m.

Watching the news on television, listening on the radio and reading in the newspapers, the same message seems to come across. Information gleaned from those sources leads me to believe our once arrogant Congress is questioning its approach to dealing with the citizens of the United States. A single election in a normally Democratic party state seems to have humbled the Democratic leadership and the Congress has gone from telling us what we are going to do to asking what we want to do.

TIMES LETTER TO THE EDITOR

posted: 01/27/2010 6:18 a.m.

One lump or two?

Recipe of the Week - Crockpot Pizza

posted: 01/27/2010 6:17 a.m.

From the kitchen of Linda Schooley The 2008 Cook’s Library of Treasures

Kelley and Jones wed

posted: 01/27/2010 6:15 a.m.

Jennifer Kelley and Jeffrey Jones, both of Pea Ridge, were married at 4 p.m. Friday, Jan. 1, at Cornerstone Assembly of God Church in Rogers. Don Waldrop, uncle of the groom, officiated.

NEBCO SPAGHETTI DINNER BENEFIT

posted: 01/27/2010 6:14 a.m.

The Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department will have an all-you-can-eat spaghetti fundraiser from 4 to 7 p.m. Friday, Jan. 29.

Now and Then Remembering the old coal heaters at school

posted: 01/27/2010 6:13 a.m.

A few days ago I was talking with John and June Easley, and remembering some of our 1940s winters and the efforts to heat our schoolhouse. Although people tend to think of those old days as “same old, same old,” they were really days of momentous change, in the nation, in our town and in Pea Ridge Schools. In 1945 and 1946 we were readjusting to life after World War II. Construction projects would soon be enlarging the schoolhouse, and we were changing over from some of the old ways of doing things.

TIMES COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 01/27/2010 6:12 a.m.

TIMES COMMUNITY CALENDAR

AREA EVENTS

posted: 01/27/2010 6:11 a.m.

Community dance

20 QUESTIONS

posted: 01/27/2010 6:11 a.m.

20 QUESTIONS ASKED OF LOCAL RESIDENTS

Sports Spotlight

posted: 01/27/2010 6:09 a.m.

John King. Health teacher, head baseball coach, assistant football coach and head cross country coach.

’Hawks sweep Shiloh again

posted: 01/27/2010 6:04 a.m.

For the third straight season, the varsity ’Hawk boys have swept the conference series from Shiloh, the latest victory a heart-stopping 48-46 win at the annual Colors Game Friday.

Shorthanded ’Hawks lose close battle to Farmington

posted: 01/27/2010 6:03 a.m.

Turnovers and cold shooting were more than the ’Hawks could overcome as they fell to fourth-ranked Farmington 63-59 in a hard fought 4A-1 contest Tuesday, Jan. 19.

Ridger Sports - Blackhawks are still in the Top 10!

posted: 01/27/2010 6:02 a.m.

A narrow loss to Farmington last week along with an even more narrow win over Shiloh conspired to drop the ’Hawks one spot in the MaxPreps High School boys basketball poll.

AREA SPORTS CALENDAR - BASKETBALL

posted: 01/27/2010 6:01 a.m.

AREA SPORTS CALENDAR - BASKETBALL

SPORTS BRIEFS

posted: 01/27/2010 5:58 a.m.

Youth baseball sign-ups

OBITUARIES

posted: 01/27/2010 4:35 a.m.

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

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY SCHOOL CONTESTS

posted: 01/27/2010 3:01 a.m.

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY SCHOOL CONTESTS

School Zone

posted: 01/27/2010 3:01 a.m.

My name is Perry Mason. FFA advisor.

PEA RIDGE SCHOOLS CALENDAR

posted: 01/27/2010 2:58 a.m.

PEA RIDGE SCHOOLS CALENDAR

Elementary art gallary reaches a milestone

posted: 01/27/2010 2:58 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Primary /Intermediate School online art gallery reached a milestone this week as the number of visitors to the Web site exceeded 100,000 in less than a year of operation.

Ash and Meyers in All-Region Band

posted: 01/27/2010 2:57 a.m.

Two Pea Ridge High School students qualified for the All-Region Honor Band Saturday, Jan. 16.

PRHS students improve ACT scores

posted: 01/27/2010 2:56 a.m.

Students at Pea Ridge High School have improved their average ACT composite scores by a full point or more, resulting in a letter of commendation to Rick Neal, principal of Pea Ridge High School.

PATRIOTISM ART CONTEST

posted: 01/27/2010 2:56 a.m.

Benton County students in grades 9-12 are eligible to submit entries to express their patriotism through the Patriotism Art Contest sponsored by the Bella Vista Robert M. Sterrett Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 9063.

PEA RIDGE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL

posted: 01/27/2010 2:55 a.m.

Principal’s Award —

GARFIELD ELEMENTARY HONOR ROLL

posted: 01/27/2010 2:54 a.m.

Principal’s Academic Achievement Award

PEA RIDGE FIRE/EMS DEPT.

posted: 01/27/2010 2:48 a.m.

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

NEBCO

posted: 01/27/2010 2:48 a.m.

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

PEA RIDGE POLICE

posted: 01/27/2010 12:11 a.m.

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

SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 01/27/2010 12:11 a.m.

Ash receives Bumpers College scholarship

Tuesday, January 19

New VAS board members elected

posted: 01/19/2010 6:02 p.m.

The VAS Ambulance Service Corporation board of directors has three new faces.

VAS to go ALS by ’11

posted: 01/19/2010 6 p.m.

Upgrading to an advanced life support ambulance is the goal for VAS Ambulance Service Corporation.

Cattle rustler sentenced to eight years

posted: 01/19/2010 5:59 p.m.

A Pea Ridge woman — Stephanie J. Weston, 36 — appeared in a preliminary hearing Wednesday, Jan. 6, immediately following a Hindsville, Ark., man being sentenced to eight years in a Missouri prison Jan. 6 after he pleaded guilty to one count of stealing and one count of animal abuse in McDonald County Circuit Court.

Safe room on school grounds funded by FEMA

posted: 01/19/2010 5:58 p.m.

School Board members heard a report from superintendent Mike Van Dyke on the 10-year Master Plan for the school at the regular board meeting Monday night. No one attended the public meeting held one hour prior to the regular board meeting.

Consider rewards of obedience

posted: 01/19/2010 5:57 p.m.

Sometimes we are our own worst enemy. I’m not speaking in the usual context we consider that statement, like the quote made famous by Pogo — a cartoon character created by Walt Kelly — (the quote was first used on a 1970 Earth Day poster depicting how we are slowly destroying our environment and thus ourselves) but in the sense that we truly seem to have no idea of the consequences of some of the decisions we make.

PEA RIDGE RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 01/19/2010 5:56 p.m.

40 Years Ago Horace Knox, the minister at the Free Will Baptist church in Pea Ridge, declared that he would seek the county judges’ office in the upcoming election. Knox, a lifelong resident of Benton County, ran on the Democratic ticket.

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY CHURCH NEWS

posted: 01/19/2010 5:54 p.m.

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY CHURCH NEWS

Church celebrates 60 years

posted: 01/19/2010 5:53 p.m.

The Freedom Free Will Baptist Church will celebrate 60 years as an organized Free Will Baptist church with an all day service on Jan. 24. There will be lunch at noon with special singing and former pastors speaking in the afternoon service. The evening service will be dismissed.

THE TIMES OF NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY OBITUARIES

posted: 01/19/2010 5:52 p.m.

THE TIMES OF NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY OBITUARIES

PEA RIDGE FIRE/EMS

posted: 01/19/2010 5:51 p.m.

Incidents reported this week to the Pea Ridge Fire and Ambulance Department include:

PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

posted: 01/19/2010 5:51 p.m.

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

VAS

posted: 01/19/2010 5:50 p.m.

Incidents reported to VAS Ambulance Service Corp. this week include:

NEBCO

posted: 01/19/2010 5:50 p.m.

Incidents reported to the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department:

PETS - PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 01/19/2010 5:49 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME AND LOST PETS - PLAYFUL PALS

BENTON COUNTY AREA EVENTS

posted: 01/19/2010 5:48 p.m.

BENTON COUNTY AREA EVENTS

BENTON COUNTY PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 01/19/2010 5:46 p.m.

BENTON COUNTY PUBLIC MEETINGS

BENTON COUNTY MARRIAGE LICENSE

posted: 01/19/2010 5:45 p.m.

BENTON COUNTY MARRIAGE LICENSE

Out of My Mind - Taxpayers need to get involved

posted: 01/19/2010 5:44 p.m.

Daily we pay taxes. Those taxes are spent by the people we elect, appoint and hire to run the city, county, state, nation and schools. Public meetings are held to conduct public business.

Recipe of the Week - Cilantro Lime Rice

posted: 01/19/2010 5:43 p.m.

Recipe of the Week - Cilantro Lime Rice

Arkansas Watch - Bad behavior deserves equal treatment

posted: 01/19/2010 5:42 p.m.

County Judge David Bisbee made the news again. This time the issue is that he used his own company, Valley Homes, to remodel the County Assessor’s and County Collector’s office in Rogers.

Lynch Pen - It’s time for Independents to step up to the plate

posted: 01/19/2010 5:40 p.m.

With the improvement in the weather, the relaxed schedule of ice breaking allowed me to make my annual pilgrimage to a Quorum Court meeting. Even though it was only a Committee of 13 meeting, it gave me an opportunity to see some of the members still present since my days there. It was interesting, but the agenda item to discuss the county judge’s handling of the remodeling project was tabled before it actually got off the ground. This was probably the most sensible thing to do since the investigation by the Arkansas State Police will provide ample opportunity for clarification of the situation. However, at the end of the meeting few spectators were left. Perhaps there was a great deal of interest in the judge’s action and the public wanted to hear how their representatives felt about the matter.

Now and Then - Creativity and imagination, a stick or pebble formed toys

posted: 01/19/2010 5:39 p.m.

Those of us who grew up on farms around Pea Ridge in the 1940s and 1950s often like to tell about the hard work we did. Work was a regular part of every day on the farm, but that doesn’t mean that we never played or had fun. There was time for toys and fun, as well as for the chores each of us did.

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY EVENTS

posted: 01/19/2010 5:22 p.m.

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY EVENTS

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CLUB NEWS

posted: 01/19/2010 5:21 p.m.

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS CLUB NEWS

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 01/19/2010 5:20 p.m.

NORTHWEST ARKANSAS COMMUNITY CALENDAR

FREE BREAST EXAMS

posted: 01/19/2010 5:19 p.m.

The Cancer Support Home will be offering free clinical breast exams performed by a licensed medical professional from 9 a.m.- 4 p.. m. this Saturday, Jan. 23, at the Fayetteville location (1101 N. Woolsey Ave.). Appointments are required. Follow-up diagnostic imaging is available for those who qualify.

JONES CENTER GALA EVENT

posted: 01/19/2010 5:19 p.m.

The Jones Center in Springdale’s 2010 gala event is set for Thursday, Jan. 28, at The Fayetteville Town Center, featuring music from Big Bad Voodoo Daddy, hors d’oeuvres and spirits, plus a live auction and raffle drawing.

Bus boarded at stop by adult male

posted: 01/19/2010 5:18 p.m.

A school bus made a longer than usual stop when an adult male boarded the bus at one of the bus stops on McNair Street and refused to get off Thursday afternoon. Pea Ridge police were dispatched after a 911 call to Central Communications relayed the information about 3:30 p.m.

Eagles swooped in on Blackhawks

posted: 01/19/2010 5:17 p.m.

“Things went badly during pre-game warmups,” Charley Clarke, head basketball coach said, “and it all went downhill from there” in reference to the Blackhawks’ 65-42 loss to the Huntsville Eagles Friday.

Spotlight Athletic Director Larry Walker

posted: 01/19/2010 5:15 p.m.

What is your official job title? Athletic director (and teacher).

Rebuilding Lady ‘Hawks see progress

posted: 01/19/2010 5:14 p.m.

Returning just three players who saw significant playing time and only one starter, the Pea Ridge Lady Blackhawks are in a bit of a rebuilding phase.

Eagles soared over ’Hawks

posted: 01/19/2010 5:12 p.m.

Led by Bailey Counts’ 19 points — including 17 in the first half — and a solid effort off the bench by the foul-prone Eagles, Huntsville took over sole possession of first place in the 4A-1 Conference with a 65-42 win over Pea Ridge on Friday night.

Ridger Sports - Football numbers, attitudes up

posted: 01/19/2010 5:11 p.m.

With new head coach Tony Travis working hard to increase the numbers of his football program’ participants, it is worthy to note that the head ’Hawk has around 20 participating in off season drills. With basketball season in full swing and with baseball players working mightily to prepare for their spring season, normally athletes are sometimes hard to come by to participate in off-season workouts.

YOUTH COMPETITIVE BASKETBALL

posted: 01/19/2010 5:09 p.m.

The Youth Competitive Basketball sixth-grade girls B team, despite playing aggressively, lost their game to Huntsville Saturday, Jan. 16. The final score was 15-9. The team scored the most points ever at this game.

SPORTS BRIEFS

posted: 01/19/2010 5:08 p.m.

Youth baseball seeks volunteers Pea Ridge Youth Baseball is currently seeking volunteers for the following positions within the board of directors: concession stand manager and Machine Pitch commissioner.

NORTHWEST ARK SPORTS CALENDAR - BASKETBALL

posted: 01/19/2010 5:07 p.m.

NORTHWEST ARK SPORTS CALENDAR - BASKETBALL

SCHOOL CONTESTS

posted: 01/19/2010 5:06 p.m.

ORATORICAL CONTEST, YOUTH POSTER CONTEST, GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER ART AND ESSAY CONTEST

PEA RIDGE SCHOOLS CALENDAR

posted: 01/19/2010 5:04 p.m.

PEA RIDGE SCHOOLS CALENDAR

PEA RIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL HONOR ROLL

posted: 01/19/2010 5:04 p.m.

PEA RIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL HONOR ROLL

AREA LUNCH MENUS

posted: 01/19/2010 5:03 p.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS LUNCH MENUS

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 01/19/2010 5:01 p.m.

PEA RIDGE AREA SCHOOL NEWS

School Zone

posted: 01/19/2010 4:58 p.m.

Northwest Arkansas School Zone

Store evacuated; bomb threat debunked

posted: 01/19/2010 4:55 p.m.

Customers and employees were quickly evacuated from Marvin’s IGA Friday night after the manager on duty received a telephone call from someone claiming there was a bomb and a gunman in the store. The caller demanded money. The manager reported the call to the store manager, who was not on duty at the time, and the manager called 911. Central Communications dispatched area law enforcement agencies to back up Pea Ridge police.

Curves helps strengthen women

posted: 01/19/2010 4:53 p.m.

Curves of Pea Ridge will be joining other Curves facilities throughout the world this January in a company-wide campaign called Stronger Together, an international movement to make one million women healthier in 2010. The program will rely heavily on women sharing their success stories and providing confidence and inspiration to others.

Blackhawk Colors Day ceremonies Friday night

posted: 01/19/2010 4:52 p.m.

Seven Pea Ridge High School senior girls were selected by their peers to serve on the Colors Day Court. They are Kayla Bangs, Mary Beard, Erin Duvall, Chelsey Haguewood, Lexy Paryzek, Jenny Small and Kayla Talburt.

Bits of History Women’s National Aeronautics Association formed ‘48

posted: 01/19/2010 4:50 p.m.

The Rogers Unit of the Women’s National Aeronautics Association was formed on May 27,1948, with 12 charter members. The first officers of the group were: Mrs. J.O. Rand, president; Mrs. Buddy McGregor, vice president; Miss Louise Jefferson, second vice president; Mrs. Gloria Adams, secretary; Mrs. W.T. McWhorter, treasurer; Mrs. Ralph McGregor, parliamentarian; and Miss Doris Larimore, corresponding secretary.

Wednesday, January 13

AREA EVENTS

posted: 01/13/2010 11:35 p.m.

The Seligman community dance will be at 7 p.m. Thursday Jan. 14, at the Seligman community building, sponsored by the Seligman Lions club. Previously scheduled for Jan. 7, the dance was rescheduled due to inclement weather. Live band will be Frosty Garland and the Road Hogs.

Seats open for election for VAS

posted: 01/13/2010 1:15 a.m.

Three seats are open on the board of directors of VAS Ambulance Service Corporation (VAS). Elections will be held at the annual meeting at 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, in the community room at Avoca next door to the Avoca Fire Department office.

Storms stall students’ schooling

posted: 01/13/2010 1:14 a.m.

The winter storms last week caused cancellation of classes and gave students a third week of winter vacation.

South Curtis to stay residential

posted: 01/13/2010 1:13 a.m.

Declined for commercial use of her property, Chris Ankeny left City Hall angrily exuding profanities Tuesday, Jan. 5, at the regular Planning Commission meeting.

Your body is a gift from God

posted: 01/13/2010 1:11 a.m.

It was 5:30 a.m. on a Sunday morning, I got up as I do on every other Sunday morning to spend some quiet time in final preparation for that day’s church services. I noticed that there was a different glow outside the high window in my bedroom, so I went to the window to take a look. When I looked out the window, I saw the yard and street covered in a blanket of beautiful snow. I took a moment to enjoy the beauty of the freshly fallen snow that had left our town looking like a postcard, and then suddenly the wonder and beauty of the snow changed to uncertainty and unease. As the pastor, everyone would be looking to me to make a decision about whether to have church that day. One side of me said, “I can get there, and I should just be there for anyone who wants to show up.” The other side of me said that if I have the services, some people will come, and if even one of them is hurt in a car accident or falls in the parking lot, it wouldn’t be worth it.

MARRIAGE LICENSE

posted: 01/13/2010 1:09 a.m.

Matthew Raymond Powers, 30, and Leah Rachel Hall, 27, both of Pea Ridge

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY CHURCH NEWS

posted: 01/13/2010 1:09 a.m.

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY CHURCH NEWS

Bambi, I and everyone should get off the road

posted: 01/13/2010 1:08 a.m.

I would be perfectly happy to revert back to the ways of our ancestors, as in the movie “The Village” where everyone lives like it’s the 1800s and no one knows it’s really the 21st Century (sorry if I spoiled the ending). I wonder how I could pull that off — telling people of my plan is probably not a great start.

Studies funded by government as political tools

posted: 01/13/2010 1:04 a.m.

The view that man is simply the result of chance evolutionary events gives government moral permission to attempt to mold and shape its citizens to some desired outcome of those in authority. Other views of man, such as the classical position that he is a created being in the image of God with certain Creator granted rights, set limits on the amount of meddling the state can do to the human psyche.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

posted: 01/13/2010 1:02 a.m.

To the Editor: Over the past year, some of my acquaintances have asked me if I now regretted voting for Obama. I have consistently told them that I would reserve judgment until Obama had been in office for one year. Since that is only several weeks away, I decided to put my thoughts in writing. Am I pleased with Obama as president?

LIBRARY NOTES

posted: 01/13/2010 1:01 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Community Library will be closed when roads are not safe for traveled, according to librarian Linda Whitaker.

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 01/13/2010 12:59 a.m.

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

BENTON COUNTY CLUB NEWS

posted: 01/13/2010 12:58 a.m.

BENTON COUNTY CLUB NEWS

PEA RIDGE FIRE/EMS

posted: 01/13/2010 12:57 a.m.

Incidents reported this week to the Pea Ridge Volunteer Fire and Ambulance Department include:

Hurd and Todd to wed

posted: 01/13/2010 12:56 a.m.

Blair Nicole Hurd and Shannon Jerome Todd, both of Pea Ridge, plan to marry at 3 p.m. on Saturday, Feb. 13, at Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church in Pea Ridge.

AVOCA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

posted: 01/13/2010 12:56 a.m.

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

VAS

posted: 01/13/2010 12:55 a.m.

Incidents reported to VAS recently include:

Juvenile arrested for rape

posted: 01/13/2010 12:54 a.m.

A 17-year-old male was arrested Wednesday, Jan. 6, for rape of a minor after an investigation into a complaint of possible sexual assault of a 4-year-old boy and 2-year-old girl.

NEBCO REPORTS

posted: 01/13/2010 12:52 a.m.

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

AREA PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 01/13/2010 12:51 a.m.

AREA PUBLIC MEETINGS

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

posted: 01/13/2010 12:50 a.m.

U.S. Post Offices The U.S. Post Office will close their operations in honor of Martin Luther King Jr. Day Monday, Jan. 18.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 01/13/2010 12:50 a.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME and PETS FOUND

PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

posted: 01/13/2010 12:46 a.m.

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

Thompson is a key for the Blackhawks

posted: 01/13/2010 12:38 a.m.

Pea Ridge coach Charley Clark had no doubts about putting Cameron Thompson into the Blackhawks’ lineup last November.

4A-1 District tops in state?

posted: 01/13/2010 12:37 a.m.

Is the 4A-1 boys basketball district perhaps the toughest one in the state? Is Pea Ridge a Top 10 school in the state in 4A?

SPORTS BRIEFS

posted: 01/13/2010 12:36 a.m.

Youth baseball seeks volunteers Pea Ridge Youth Baseball is currently seeking volunteers for the following positions within the board of directors: concession stand manager and Machine Pitch commissioner.

PEA RIDGE YCB SCHEDULE

posted: 01/13/2010 12:36 a.m.

PEA RIDGE YCB SCHEDULE

SPORTS CALENDAR - BASKETBALL

posted: 01/13/2010 12:34 a.m.

SPORTS CALENDAR - BASKETBALL

PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOL CALENDAR

posted: 01/13/2010 12:33 a.m.

PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOL CALENDAR

Local art in Gilcrease Museum

posted: 01/13/2010 12:32 a.m.

The nationally renowned Gilcrease Museum of American Art has invited elementary artists from Pea Ridge to put on a 50-piece art exhibition at a gallery hall in Tulsa, Okla., this summer.

Trainer provides right support

posted: 01/13/2010 12:31 a.m.

There’s a new face on the sidelines at Blackhawk games.

FREE SCREENINGS OFFERED

posted: 01/13/2010 12:29 a.m.

Collier Drug Store in Pea Ridge is offering a Customer Appreciation Day from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Friday, Jan. 22.

Junior cheerleaders earn trip to Capital One Bowl

posted: 01/13/2010 12:28 a.m.

To ring in the new year, nine of the 20 of the Pea Ridge Junior High cheerleaders enjoyed a break from the cold and a once-in-a-lifetime trip to Florida for the Capital One Bowl, featuring LSU and Penn State. For some students, it was their first experience being on a plane or even going outof-state.

Going above the call

posted: 01/13/2010 12:28 a.m.

Going above the call of duty, some Pea Ridge school employees have begun a project they’re calling Heart and Soul, and that’s just what it exemplifies.

Tuesday, January 12

CONTESTS

posted: 01/12/2010 11:36 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.

The Times: LUNCH MENUS

posted: 01/12/2010 11:36 p.m.

PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Mon., Jan. 18 — Burrito, yogurt peach cup, garden salad, chips and salsa.Breakfast — Biscuit with sausage. Tues., Jan. 19 — Fish sticks, cheese potatoes, fruit, cinnamon puffs.Breakfast — Cinnamon toast. Wed., Jan. 20 — Baked chicken, mashed potatoes with gravy, green beans, roll.Breakfast — Cereal and muffin. Thurs., Jan. 21 — Nachos with beef, seasoned pinto beans, cobbler.Breakfast — Waffles. Fri., Jan. 22 — Stuffed crust pizza, tossed salad, fresh fruit, cookie.Breakfast — Biscuit and 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. Fri., Jan. 22 — Cereal, toast with jelly, sausage biscuit, juice, milk.

ARKANSAS TECH DEAN’S LIST FALL 2009

posted: 01/12/2010 11:36 p.m.

Several local students were named to the Dean’s List of Arkansas Tech University for undergraduate students on the main campus in Russellville for the fall 2009 semester.

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL BOARD TO MEET

posted: 01/12/2010 11:36 p.m.

Pea Ridge School District’s Board of Directors will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 18, in the High School Media Center. The meeting was postponed from Jan. 11 due to inclement weather.

GENTRY COMMUNITY EVENTS

posted: 01/12/2010 11:29 p.m.

Gentry Community Events published January 13, 2010

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 01/12/2010 1:10 a.m.

40 Years Ago The Pea Ridge National Military Park set a new record for visitation — three days in which no visitors showed up. Park historian Robert Holmes said only 34 visitors registered at the Visitor Center during the week and that on Jan. 4, 6 and 7 no one visited. The park was officially closed the previous Sunday due to icy roads.

Recipe of the Week

posted: 01/12/2010 1:07 a.m.

It's Resolution Time has only 24 calories and six grams of carbohydrates.

Wednesday, January 6

Elections scheduled for VAS Ambulance

posted: 01/06/2010 4:02 p.m.

The annual meeting of VAS Ambulance Service Corporation is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Jan. 16, in the Avoca Community Room which is adjacent to the Avoca Fire Department office. At that time, nominations will be taken from the floor for three positions on the board of directors.

2009 HEADLINES, JULY THROUGH DECEMBER

posted: 01/06/2010 4:01 p.m.

2009 HEADLINES, JULY THROUGH DECEMBER

City approves $3 million budget

posted: 01/06/2010 3:57 p.m.

Finances dominated the final City Council meeting of 2009 with council members approving a $3,824,429 budget for the end of the year, giving city employees a three percent cost-of-living raise and two motions concerning pay for council members which both ended in a tie.

Working around the clock to clear the roads

posted: 01/06/2010 3:55 p.m.

Scraping of snow plows can be heard throughout Pea Ridge, as city employees have been hard at work clearing streets in the town after this winter wonderland closed schools and businesses throughout northwest Arkansas.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 01/06/2010 3:54 p.m.

40 Years Ago Pea Ridge schools, scheduled to re-open Monday after the New Year holiday, were closed due to the second major snow of the season, resulting in headaches for road crews and major problems for farmers, factory employees, wholesalers and retailers trying to keep supplies stocked.

Northwest Arkansas Obituaries

posted: 01/06/2010 3:53 p.m.

Northwest Arkansas Obituaries

FRIENDS WE LOST IN 2009

posted: 01/06/2010 3:52 p.m.

FRIENDS WE LOST IN 2009

CHURCH NEWS

posted: 01/06/2010 3:51 p.m.

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY CHURCH NEWS

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 01/06/2010 3:49 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME

PEA RIDGE FIRE/EMS

posted: 01/06/2010 3:48 p.m.

PEA RIDGE FIRE/EMS

PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

posted: 01/06/2010 3:47 p.m.

PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

COURT REPORT

posted: 01/06/2010 3:43 p.m.

COURT REPORT

PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 01/06/2010 3:42 p.m.

BENTON COUNTY PUBLIC MEETINGS

AVOCA FIRE DEPARTMENT

posted: 01/06/2010 3:41 p.m.

AVOCA FIRE DEPARTMENT

BUILDING PERMITS

posted: 01/06/2010 3:40 p.m.

BUILDING PERMITS

MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 01/06/2010 3:39 p.m.

MARRIAGE LICENSES

I have no idea what I’m talking about

posted: 01/06/2010 3:39 p.m.

“What is it with people these days getting divorced ?” my best friend of 20 years asked me the other day, in search of comfort regarding her own parents’ separation.

Holt tossing hat into national ring

posted: 01/06/2010 3:36 p.m.

By the time you read this, former state Senator Jim Holt will likely have kicked off his campaign for the Republican nomination for U.S. Senate. He is the one who ran against U.S. Senator Blanche Lincoln in the 2004 election. Now that the voters have caught onto her, he wants a re-match.

Frustration of American people over healthcare rages

posted: 01/06/2010 3:33 p.m.

The more information about the Congressional efforts to reform healthcare I read or hear, the more concerned I become for our nation. If we all had adequate time and an understanding of Washington legislation procedures, we could try reading the proposal passed by the Senate. It is unlikely that we would fully comprehend the bill even after we read the written document because there seems to be more undefined, potential problems requiring future changes than we would recognize. This must be the case also for many of the senators who voted for the bill. If even a small portion of the information you and I can find on the Internet and in newspapers or on television are correct, the passage of this bill by the Senate should be labeled a “catastrophe.” We don’t know at this point what a “final bill” — requiring further compromise by the complete Congress to produce what the president will sign — will look like, or what it will be labeled by the various interests. It is doubtful that the average person on the stre

Recipe of the Week

posted: 01/06/2010 3:31 p.m.

Recipe of the Week Divinity

Farming gets in your blood

posted: 01/06/2010 3:29 p.m.

All through the years I have listened to farmers talking about farming, and why they were farmers. I think most people like to get together with others whose work is like their own so they can talk shop, learn a few things from each other and engage in occasional gripe sessions. Sometimes you catch a group of farmers at the coffee shop, sometimes at the repair shop, the sale barn and so on. I even remember farmers talking when we were at the Thursday night singings at Shady Grove schoolhouse in the 1940s.

COURT REPORT

posted: 01/06/2010 3:28 p.m.

COURT REPORT

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 01/06/2010 3:27 p.m.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

Blackhawk senior boys take tournament

posted: 01/06/2010 3:26 p.m.

In a game of monumental momentum changes, the Blackhawk varsity boys held off the top seeded Southwest Trojans to claim their third straight Holiday Tournament Championship with a hard fought 73-69 victory.

America seen at its best in small towns

posted: 01/06/2010 3:25 p.m.

I have had the opportunity of attending basketball tournaments, some in the gyms of large 7A high schools, and some others in gyms belonging to the smaller sized schools of our fair state. It has always seemed kind of odd that the bigger the schools in a tournament, the smaller the crowd of supporters seems to be.

SPORTS CALENDAR - BASKETBALL

posted: 01/06/2010 3:24 p.m.

SPORTS CALENDAR - BASKETBALL

Lady ’Hawks win one in Hoops Classic

posted: 01/06/2010 3:23 p.m.

Despite not scoring a point in the second quarter, the Lady Blackhawks pulled away from the Eureka Springs Lady Highlanders in the second half at the Berryville Holiday Hoops Classic Tuesday, Dec. 29. The final score of the second round game was 43-29.

LUNCH MENUS

posted: 01/06/2010 3:21 p.m.

PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS LUNCH MENU

SCHOOL CALENDAR

posted: 01/06/2010 3:20 p.m.

Pea Ridge School Calendar

Food pantry opens doors

posted: 01/06/2010 3:19 p.m.

Loaves ’n Fishes food pantry opened Tuesday at New Life Church in Pea Ridge.

Toddler survives near drowning

posted: 01/06/2010 3:18 p.m.

This Christmas, little Colton Hawkins ran around his grandparents’ Pea Ridge home as fearless as always. But the kitchen door to the back yard pool was locked.