News 2010 May

Stories for May 2010

Thursday, May 27

THE TIMES LUNCH MENUS

posted: 05/27/2010 9:55 p.m.

May 26, 2010

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 05/27/2010 1:34 a.m.

40 Years Ago Smith’s Training Stables, located on South Curtis Avenue three blocks north of the Sugar Creek Hill descent, was home to Calcutta Creek, a Triple-A race horse for which Smith paid $3,500 when he was weaned and which sired two fillies.

CHURCH NEWS

posted: 05/27/2010 1:04 a.m.

First Baptist Church, Pea Ridge Summer Smash will begin Wednesday, June 2.

Holiday closings

posted: 05/27/2010 12:33 a.m.

City offices and the Bella Vista Property Owners Association’s Membership Services Department, water department and administrative offices will be closed Monday, May 31, in observation of Memorial Day.

PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

posted: 05/27/2010 12:24 a.m.

Incidents reported to the Pea Ridge Police Department this week include: Monday, May 17 9:45 a.m. Responding to a call at Pea Ridge High School, police located a Ford van reported stolen from the Pineville, Mo., area and a 15-year-old male suspect.The information and van were turned over to McDonald County, Mo., Sheriff’s Office.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 05/27/2010 12:21 a.m.

Thursday, May 27 6 p.m. — Benton County Quorum Court, City Admin. Bldg., Bentonville. 6 p.m. — Garfield Planning Commission, S.Wimpy Jones Road.

FARMERS’ MARKET

posted: 05/27/2010 12:17 a.m.

The Pea Ridge farmers’ market will be from 3 to 6 p.m. Thursdays at the Emergency Services Building entrance off Slack Street.

MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 05/27/2010 12:10 a.m.

John Ryan Hall, 19, Pea Ridge, and Brandi Renee Fuller, 20, Bentonville Corey Tylor Smith, 20, Pea Ridge, and Letasha Dawn McCall, 24, Pineville, Mo.

Out of My Mind Expressions of gratitude are blessings

posted: 05/27/2010 midnight

So few people take time to say thank you.

Wednesday, May 26

Overnight Spinach Salad

posted: 05/26/2010 11:55 p.m.

From the kitchen of Kay Poolman, aunt of Annette Beard 1 bag spinach, washed and torn 5 eggs, boiled and sliced 1/2 lb. bacon, cooked and crumbled 4-5 green onions, sliced 1/2 box frozen peas, thawed Grated cheddar cheese Layer ingredients and seal top with mixture of Hellman’s mayonnaise and Miracle Whip salad dressing (mixed together to taste) — about 1 1/2 cups. Refrigerate overnight. May garnish top with bacon bits.

Arkansas Watch It’s hard to change old political habits

posted: 05/26/2010 11:46 p.m.

Across the country it seems like more and more Americans are worried that the country is headed in the wrong direction. This primary season has been marked by justifiably outraged citizens across the country ending the political careers of politicians they considered close to the “establishment.” This was seen out west in Utah where incumbent Sen. Bob Bennett finished third of three in his state Republican caucus. He will not be on the ballot in November.

THE TIMES LETTER TO THE EDITOR

posted: 05/26/2010 11:33 p.m.

Thanks for clean up help A special thank you to Benton County Road Department for the ditch clean out on East Harris Street. I now can have water in our pond.

Lynch Pen Get all the facts before making decisions

posted: 05/26/2010 11:28 p.m.

To the best of my knowledge there is no law against being stupid. If there is no one has used it to incarcerate me for many of my decisions over the years. Mind you that is not an excuse, nor even an admission of guilt, just a fact that how bad or good my decisions were depends on where I made them, who is (or was) the judge of the decision and the final outcome of the event. Maybe we should use a phrase such as “careless in omission of getting all the facts,” but the final analysis says it is stupid to make a decision without having all the information needed to make the best possible decision. Please tell me, is it careless or is it stupid to rush into a decision and overlook information easily available that might have, or should have, affected the final outcome regardless of who does it?

Now & Then Remembering when Pea Ridge High was the big school

posted: 05/26/2010 11:23 p.m.

My congratulations and best wishes to the young people who graduate from high school this year. I suppose that for today’s graduates, to whom my generation now are old folks, it may seem strange that Grandpa or Grandma were once 17 and 18 years old, and that years ago they went through a similar time of excitement, relief and uneasiness as their high school days came to a close. I graduated from Pea Ridge High School in 1957, which some think of as a long time ago. To me it was like day before yesterday!

Historical Pea Ridge ... A FRAGMENT OF AREA HISTORY

posted: 05/26/2010 10:59 p.m.

Major General Sterling Price was the commander of Price’s Division (Missouri State Guard), Army of the West. Born in Virginia in 1809, “Old Pap” commanded the Missouri State Guard. In 1852, he was elected as Missouri’s governor. After Pea Ridge, Price accepted a command in the Confederate Army. Price went to Mexico after the war, but returned to Missouri in 1866. He died there the next year. Price Street runs east from Carr Street to North Curtis Avenue.

THE TIMES COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 05/26/2010 10:58 p.m.

Thursday, May 27 11:30 a.m. — Women’s Business Association of Pea Ridge, Arvest Bank conference room.

School bonuses tied to contract renewal

posted: 05/26/2010 10:39 p.m.

Teachers and staff at Pea Ridge who sign contracts for next year will received retroactive bonuses for the 2009-2010 school year at a cost of $330,616 to the district.

PLANNING COMMISSION AGENDA

posted: 05/26/2010 10:37 p.m.

Items on the agenda for the Pea Ridge Planning Commission meeting set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 1, include: Public hearing: Mobile home request at 1625 Klauss Lane, Alberta King; and • New business: King’s mobile home request and large scale development at 981 W. Pickens Road, Pea Ridge Schools; and Board of Adjustments: Home occupation at 1286 S. Curtis Avenue, Ron Mullins.

Man arrested for rape

posted: 05/26/2010 10:06 p.m.

Brian T. Jordan, 41, was arrested for rape in connection with the February rape of a 75-year-old Garfield woman.

Academic Seniors

posted: 05/26/2010 10:05 p.m.

Mary Beard What are your plans after high school? Have you received scholarship offers? I plan to attend Missouri Southern State University in Joplin, Mo. Yes, from several different universities as well as from the Junior Auxiliary of Rogers-Bentonville.

MILITARY NEWS

posted: 05/26/2010 10:04 p.m.

Private Jordan Vierra of Pea Ridge recently enlisted into the Arkansas Army National Guard. He will attend Basic Training followed by Advanced Individual Training at Ft. Gordon, Ga., as a computer /detection system repairer. Upon returning to Arkansas, PVT Vierra will serve with Detachment 1, 1st Battalion 142nd Field Artillery in Harrison.

SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 05/26/2010 10:03 p.m.

Immunizations changed Beginning this fall, seventh-graders must have a Tdap if it has been at least two years since they had tetanus, according to the new state Immunization Rules and Regulation.

Dodgers shine in Classic

posted: 05/26/2010 10:02 p.m.

The Pea Ridge Diamond Dodgers 8U softball team won a third-place trophy at the Arkansas Classic Tournament, held May 22 at the JB Hunt Park in Springdale.

Ridger Sports End of year kids’ 50 meter dash set Saturday

posted: 05/26/2010 10:01 p.m.

The annual end of the year kid’s 50 meter dash had to be scratched last week when there was a shortage of volunteers to help with it. It usually happens on Field Day at the school which was held last Friday.

Elementary Blackhawks’ art gallery is tops in the state

posted: 05/26/2010 9:57 p.m.

The Pea Ridge Primary/ Intermediate School online art gallery has cinched the number 1 overall ranking in the state of Arkansas. The gallery is also holding the number 18 overall spot nationally among over 5,000 schools participating across the country in the Artsonia “Just Beyond Imagination” online art competition.

CEMETERY MEETINGS

posted: 05/26/2010 9:52 p.m.

Dent Cemetery The Dent Cemetery board of trustees will hold the annual business meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 30, at the cemetery off London Road.

THE TIMES OBITUARIES

posted: 05/26/2010 1:05 a.m.

May 26, 2010

In His Study Design is evident

posted: 05/26/2010 1:05 a.m.

“The brain is the center of a complex computer system more wonderful than the greatest one ever built by man. The body’s computer system computes and sends throughout the body billions of bits of information, information that controls every action, right down to the flicker of an eyelid. In most computer systems, the information is carried by wires and electronic parts. In the body, nerves are the wires that carry the information back and forth from the central nervous system. And in just one human brain there is probably more wiring, more electrical circuitry, than in all the computer systems of the world put together. Yes, it is a wonderful thing—this brain of ours.” (Quote from “The human body—God’s masterpiece,” Creation Magazine, September 1998.) No one in their right mind would ever try to tell us that the computer systems of the world developed by chance or accident. Instead they would tell you of the number of great minds that came together over a period of 30-plus years to bring the computer systems

Cowboy Camp coming

posted: 05/26/2010 12:23 a.m.

Kid’s Cowboy Camp will be held at 6 p.m. June 9-11 at Cross Brand Cowboy Church, Arkansas Highway 72.

Friday, May 21

Second Earthquake Hits Area

posted: 05/21/2010 5:33 a.m.

2.6-magnitude earthquake struck the Centerton area about 7 p.m. Thursday night.

Wednesday, May 19

Ambulance merger talks continue

posted: 05/19/2010 11:38 p.m.

Evaluating the legal aspects faced by a merger, members of the two boards of directors for emergency services in northeast Benton County have met repeatedly with George Spence, the county attorney.

Bonus considered

posted: 05/19/2010 11:37 p.m.

A proposal to fund a new athletic practice facility is the topic of a special meeting of the Pea Ridge School Board set for 9 a.m. Thursday, May 20. The architectural designs and construction will be addressed with architect Steve Elliot.

Cody asks for public defender

posted: 05/19/2010 11:36 p.m.

Pea Ridge city councilman John Cody will be represented by a public defender on charges of driving on a suspended driver’s license.

Recycling embraced, propelling city into first place

posted: 05/19/2010 11:35 p.m.

The City of Pea Ridge is saving the planet one plastic bottle at a time.

Pastor’s Corner Love unconditionally

posted: 05/19/2010 11:34 p.m.

In our zeal to be good Christians we sometimes find ourselves focusing on seeking to please God by our good deeds. Not that good deeds aren’t a necessary part of our walk; the Bible does say faith without works is dead but rather it’s not the good works that pleases God, it’s the faith we have that causes us to do the good works that pleases Him.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 05/19/2010 11:33 p.m.

40 Years Ago The headline read “’Tis a great day for Pea Ridge graduates,” as 17 of the 19 graduates were pictured on the front page. Mark Lasater was 1970 valedictorian, with Linda Bell as salutatorian.

THE TIMES OF CHURCH NEWS

posted: 05/19/2010 11:32 p.m.

Area Church Happenings

THE TIMES OBITUARIES

posted: 05/19/2010 11:30 p.m.

Mary 19, 2010

Man in ICU following wreck

posted: 05/19/2010 11:29 p.m.

Kris Bolin, 28, of Avoca, was thrown from his Suzuki dirt bike after leaving the roadway and hitting trees alongside Woods Lodge Road about 2 p.m. Tuesday, May 11.

POLICE, FIRE and SHERIFF DEPARTMENT REPORTS

posted: 05/19/2010 11:28 p.m.

Incidents reported to area departments this week include:

PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 05/19/2010 11:27 p.m.

Calendar

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 05/19/2010 11:26 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS

THE TIMES MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 05/19/2010 11:25 p.m.

Local Residents

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

posted: 05/19/2010 11:24 p.m.

Schools: Pea Ridge and Rogers schools will be closed Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day. City Offices: Pea Ridge, Garfield, Avoca and Gateway city halls will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. Post Offices: The Pea Ridge, Avoca, Garfield and Gateway post offices will be closed Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day. County Offices: Benton County offices will be closed Monday, May 31, in observance of Memorial Day. The TIMES: The TIMES office will be closed Monday, May 31, for Memorial Day.

Out of My Mind | Commencement is for parents as well

posted: 05/19/2010 11:23 p.m.

Graduation is this weekend and young people are celebrating their commencement into adulthood — voting, registering for the military services, getting a job, embarking on a career, going to college.

Recipe of the Week | Ultimate Coffee Cake

posted: 05/19/2010 11:22 p.m.

from the kitchen of Paula Deen

Running Lines | It’s tough watching them leave the nest

posted: 05/19/2010 11:21 p.m.

The bird’s nest on the front porch of the office was set for failure the very first day the parent birds started building it. This spring has been so windy, I don’t know how it stayed put on the tiny ledge where it sits, but it did.

THE TIMES LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 05/19/2010 11:20 p.m.

Arkansas response In response to Pete Rathmell’s letter last week: Do all of us dumb Arkies a favor and go back to where ever you came from.

Lynch Pen | Filing fees garner much money for parties

posted: 05/19/2010 11:20 p.m.

You are probably aware that we had two positions on the Arkansas Supreme Court on our ballot in the non-partisan section. One of these positions had a lady Appeals Court Judge, Courtney Henry, opposing Judge John Fogleman. We will know the winner of this position by the time this edition of The TIMES arrives in our mailbox.

Now & Then | Fred McKinney influenced a generation

posted: 05/19/2010 11:19 p.m.

Some time ago we were hearing controversy over whether it takes a village to raise a child, or if it mainly takes a family. I didn’t join in the controversy, but I would have to say that as I grew up I was influenced by many people, many of them being people we knew in church and in business. Right now I am thinking of Fred McKinney.

THE TIMES CLUB NEWS

posted: 05/19/2010 11:18 p.m.

Area Clubs Report

NE BENTON COUNTY COMMUNITY EVENTS

posted: 05/19/2010 11:17 p.m.

Area Upcoming Events Report and Calendar

Historical Pea Ridge ... A FRAGMENT OF AREA HISTORY

posted: 05/19/2010 11:16 p.m.

Brigadier General James McIntosh joined the Confederacy and was commissioned a colonel.

Losing equates to winning in this game

posted: 05/19/2010 11:15 p.m.

Chad Whatley went for a workout on a Saturday morning at Dye Hards gym, as he has been accustomed to for weeks. This particular morning he fainted, falling into the wall.

CIVIL WAR PROGRAM SLATED

posted: 05/19/2010 11:15 p.m.

DIAMOND, Mo. — George Washington Carver National Monument invites the public to attend a Civil War program. This free event will take place at 1 p.m. Saturday, May 22, at the George Washingotn Carver National Monument.

CEMETERY MEETINGS

posted: 05/19/2010 11:07 p.m.

Pea Ridge Cemetery Association to meet The Pea Ridge Cemetery Association will hold its annual meeting at 2 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at Pea Ridge Cemetery.

Miss Pea Ridge contestants sought

posted: 05/19/2010 11:06 p.m.

Beta Alpha Sorority will present the 2010 Pea Ridge Community Fair — Summer Fun in the Sun — July 7-10.

Hurd and VAS contest building’s fate

posted: 05/19/2010 11:06 p.m.

Unable to find any common ground, members of the VAS Ambulance Service Corporation board of directors contemplate the next step.

Miltich challenges Funk

posted: 05/19/2010 11:05 p.m.

Tony Miltich made a motion from the floor at the end of a VAS Ambulance Service board of directors meeting that Richard Funk, VAS board member, recuse himself from any discussions with the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department about the merger of the two organizations.

Sale signs bloom as abundantly as spring flowers

posted: 05/19/2010 11:04 p.m.

It’s that time of year — householders empty out closets and garages to find items they haven’t seen in years or no longer need.

City requires burn permits

posted: 05/19/2010 11:04 p.m.

Pea Ridge offers burn permits at no charge effective for three days at a time, providing Benton County is not under a burn ban. Permits can be picked up at City Hall.

Ridger Sports | It’s what you become, not what you win

posted: 05/19/2010 11:03 p.m.

While the Blackhawk diamond boys lost Saturday, they did make the 2010 season last all the way to the final week of play.

Academic Seniors

posted: 05/19/2010 11:03 p.m.

Senior Profiles

Blackhawk band competes at music festival

posted: 05/19/2010 11 p.m.

After a very successful marching season, the Pea Ridge High School band focused on the Region I Concert Band Contest March 11 at the Performing Arts Center on the campus of Springdale High School.

SCHOOL CALENDAR

posted: 05/19/2010 11 p.m.

Thursday, May 20 7 p.m. — High school Band awards, Pea Ridge High School.

AREA LUNCH MENUS

posted: 05/19/2010 10:59 p.m.

PEA RIDGE and GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Scholarship available to college students

posted: 05/19/2010 10:58 p.m.

Members of the Bentonville / Bella Vista chapter of American Association of University Women (AAUW) announce the academic scholarships for the 2010 fall term.

2010 GRADUATING SENIORS SCHOLARSHIPS

posted: 05/19/2010 10:57 p.m.

Summary of Scholarships Earned

Graduation events

posted: 05/19/2010 10:53 p.m.

The senior awards ceremony is set for 10 a.m.

Art students honored at festival

posted: 05/19/2010 10:53 p.m.

Eight Pea Ridge Primary and Intermediate school students received awards at the fourth annual state-wide Collaboration of the Arts Festival in the visual arts schoolaged competition.

Wednesday, May 12

Movie Gallery to close its doors

posted: 05/12/2010 7:35 p.m.

Movie Gallery in Pea Ridge will close its doors to the public for good. The store, located at 150 S.

Fieldhouse eyed for PRHS

posted: 05/12/2010 7:34 p.m.

Athletic facilities were considered at the May School Board meeting, as head football coach Tony Travis presented preliminary bids on the new athletic facility planned for the field west of the high school and head basketball coach Charley Clark presented bids for refinishing the basketball court in the high school gym.

Clean cemeteries

posted: 05/12/2010 7:34 p.m.

Memorial Day is May 31. Traditionally, people visit grave sites on Memorial Day and often place flowers on the tombstones. There are several cemeteries in the area which are maintained by associations consisting of persons who have family members buried in the cemetery. Those associations are governed by a board of directors.

City to use impact fees for park bathrooms

posted: 05/12/2010 7:33 p.m.

As one of the final steps before construction on the new bathroom facility at City Park begins, the Pea Ridge City Council will be asked approve the use of impact fees for the project at the regular meeting set for 7 p.m.

Variance gets OK

posted: 05/12/2010 7:33 p.m.

In a four-minute meeting of the Pea Ridge Planning Commission Tuesday, May 4, the group approved the minutes for the April meeting and the one item on the agenda and adjourned.

THE TIMES OBITUARIES

posted: 05/12/2010 7:30 p.m.

May 5, 2010

POLICE, FIRE and SHERIFF DEPARTMENT REPORTS

posted: 05/12/2010 7:29 p.m.

Incidents reported this week include:

BIRTH

posted: 05/12/2010 7:25 p.m.

Adam Khale Wade was born at 2:51 p.m. Wednesday, May 5, to Mark and Heather Wade of Pea Ridge. He weighed 7 pounds, 13 ounces and was 21 inches long.

RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS

posted: 05/12/2010 7:25 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.

NE BENTON COUNTY PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 05/12/2010 7:24 p.m.

May 17 and 18, 2010

Pastor’s Honor your mom

posted: 05/12/2010 7:23 p.m.

Like tattoos? Some people do. I have a few and now that I’m older I wish that I didn’t get them. I suppose we do a lot of things when we are younger that we think, “If I had only listened to my mom.... ” You know exactly what I mean. My mom always told me that I’d regret getting a tattoo and she was right. I suppose she didn’t want to see her baby boy doing potentially harmful things to himself. (By the way— if you are reading this and don’t agree that moms still think of their grown children as their babies, call your mom and find out for yourself!) Even if I had gone out and gotten the “Mom” tattoo in a red heart that was embraced by homesick sailors of the past, she still wouldn’t have approved.

THE TIMES CHURCH NEWS

posted: 05/12/2010 7:22 p.m.

Area Church Reports - May 12, 2010

RECOLLECTIONS | PEA RIDGE HISTORY

posted: 05/12/2010 7:16 p.m.

40 Years Ago The employees of the Dempsey Henry company started cutting through the reinforced concrete wall to make a door on the community storm shelter that was in progress for the Pea Ridge community.

Magic money machine unmasked

posted: 05/12/2010 7:15 p.m.

The most important political issue in America today is one barely discussed by most candidates and largely avoided by the media. That issue is the Federal Reserve System and the way it provides the federal government and banking insiders with a virtual “magic money machine.” With the MMM, they can suck the value right out of your holdings and into theirs. They can magically cause every losing bet they make to show up on the people’s ledger instead of theirs. They can and have used it to vastly expand the reach and power of the federal government, and conceal the true cost of doing so.

Recipe of the Week | Curry Chicken Salad

posted: 05/12/2010 7:15 p.m.

From the kitchen of Tissie Jones, Minden, La. Editor’s note: This is a delicious chicken salad which was served at one of my debutante parties in Minden, La., many years ago. It’s wonderful for a summer lunch.

’Til Next Time Get ready to cast your vote

posted: 05/12/2010 7:14 p.m.

I’m sure you know by now that I wrote the wrong month for the Brightwater bowling night — yes, it’s May 15. I can’t imagine why I jumped a month forward, I usually run a month behind.

Lynch Pen | Officials need to remember common man

posted: 05/12/2010 7:13 p.m.

This will be my last article before the primary election and decision time is less than a week away.

Top 10 Academic Seniors

posted: 05/12/2010 7:12 p.m.

Two more Seniors Interviewed

THE TIMES LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 05/12/2010 7:11 p.m.

May 12, 2010

BENTON COUNTY QUORUM COURT

posted: 05/12/2010 7:10 p.m.

JP Candidates

Now & Then Musical instruments make life interesting

posted: 05/12/2010 7:09 p.m.

Today, when music players are going electronic and digital, some people might wonder what there was to do back in the days not so long ago when most people didn’t have electricity in their homes, when electronics hadn’t been dreamed up yet and when digital was for mathematical types who talked about base-two numbers. Well, one of the things there was to do was to play a musical instrument. We didn’t have electrified musical instruments, but the old instruments made music very well, and lots of fun was to be had.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR - NE BENTON COUNTY

posted: 05/12/2010 7:08 p.m.

AREA EVENTS CALENDAR AND NEWS

THE TIMES CLUB NEWS

posted: 05/12/2010 7:03 p.m.

Area Club Reports

MULE JUMP ART CONTEST

posted: 05/12/2010 7:02 p.m.

The deadline to enter the Pea Ridge Mule Jump art contest is Saturday, May 15.

Historical Pea Ridge ... A FRAGMENT OF AREA HISTORY

posted: 05/12/2010 7:02 p.m.

Colonel Stand Watie’s Cherokee name was De-ga-taga, or “he stands.” When the Civil War started, Watie sided with the Confederacy and formed the 2nd Cherokee Mounted Rifles, commanding the regiment at Pea Ridge.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 05/12/2010 7:01 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS

COURT REPORT

posted: 05/12/2010 7:01 p.m.

Judge John A. Skaggs, presiding Richard S. Hardwicke, prosecuting attorney March 9, 2010 Hensley, Charles L., 40, contempt fail to pay fines and costs, bond forfeit.

Cantrell and Grover to wed

posted: 05/12/2010 6:59 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cantrell of Pea Ridge are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Cassy Cantrell to Kyle Grover.

Winning quilts awarded

posted: 05/12/2010 6:58 p.m.

Winners were selected at the annual quilt show for the First Baptist Church Quilting Club, Pea Ridge, Saturday. Many quilts were on display for the annual quilt show.

Riding the rails in the Ozarks

posted: 05/12/2010 6:57 p.m.

The streets of Seligman, Mo., are usually quiet just after dawn, But last Saturday, cars driven by people from all around flooded the parking lot and nearby fields of the town hall and soon after 6:30 a.m. the train whistle bellowed, announcing its departure.

Nature's Lessons enhance Students' Education

posted: 05/12/2010 6:53 p.m.

Nature has many lessons for young and old alike. Teachers at Pea Ridge High School hope to take advantage of those lessons and further what students learn in the classroom.

Fralin to cheer at University of Arkansas

posted: 05/12/2010 6:47 p.m.

Pea Ridge High School senior Dalton Fralin worked for three days through 12-hour practices to earn one of 12 spots on the University of Arkansas’ cheerleading squad.

PEA RIDGE YOUTH CHEERLEADING TRYOUTS

posted: 05/12/2010 6:46 p.m.

Pea Ridge youth cheerleading clinic, try outs and registration day will be from 1to 3:30 p.m. Sunday, May 23, at the Intermediate School gym for fourthfifth- and sixth-graders. Those trying out are requested to wear a white T-shirt, black shorts and tennis shoes and be sure hair is pulled up and out of the face.

ATHLETIC BANQUET

posted: 05/12/2010 6:46 p.m.

The Pea Ridge High School Athletic Awards Banquet will be at 6:30 p.m.

Ridger Sports Diamond Blackhawks qualify for state

posted: 05/12/2010 6:45 p.m.

The Blackhawk diamond men whipped Huntsville last week to qualify for the 2010 State 4A Baseball Tournament after action in the regional baseball playoffs in Harrison.

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL CALENDAR

posted: 05/12/2010 6:44 p.m.

May 13-26, 2010

Dragons win first

posted: 05/12/2010 6:43 p.m.

The 11 years and under Arkansas Dragons baseball team placed first in the Battle at Wheeler tournament held May 8 and 9 in Harrison.

Art museums toured by students

posted: 05/12/2010 6:41 p.m.

Pea Ridge fifth-graders took their annual tour of the Gilcrease and Philbrook art museums in Tulsa, Okla., Saturday, May 8.

AREA LUNCH MENUS

posted: 05/12/2010 6:38 p.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 05/12/2010 6:37 p.m.

The high school drama play “Next Victim, Please,” will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, in the high school cafeteria.

GRADUATION EVENTS

posted: 05/12/2010 6:22 p.m.

The last day of school for seniors will be Friday, May 14.

Stettmeiers win with lambs

posted: 05/12/2010 5:41 p.m.

Four siblings from the Pea Ridge area won awards at the 2010 Arkansas Spring Livestock Show May 1. Brittany Stettmeier, 15, of Rogers exhibited her lamb to win the Reserve Grand Champion Lamb.

Oratorical winner

posted: 05/12/2010 5:41 p.m.

Tyler Mooney, 15, a sophomore at Pea Ridge High School, presented his speech to members of the Pea Ridge Optimist Club Thursday, April 29. Mooney won the local oratorical contest (and a $500 savings bond) and represented Pea Ridge at the district level May 1 in Hot Springs. He is the son of Robbi Mooney.

Dancing with the choir

posted: 05/12/2010 5:40 p.m.

Members of the combined Pea Ridge Middle School and Pea Ridge High School choirs gathered for the finale of the Spring Choral Concert Thursday in the cafeteria of PRHS under the direction of Van Enderson.

Piano award given

posted: 05/12/2010 5:40 p.m.

Jimmy Flanagan, a student at the Roberta Garrett Music Studio in Pea Ridge, recently won the Medal of Excellence, the Beginning Pianist One award and a trophy of Mozart for his outstanding performance at the studio’s piano recital.

Pea Ridge Lions Club chartered

posted: 05/12/2010 5:38 p.m.

The Pea Ridge Lions Club charter for the newly organized civic club was presented at the Charter Night program and banquet held Saturday, May 1, at the Pea Ridge Middle School cafeteria. In addition to members of the local club, guest Lions were present from numerous neighboring clubs, as well as representatives of Lions Clubs International and Lions District 7-I.

MARRIAGE LICENSE and BIRTH

posted: 05/12/2010 5:37 p.m.

May 12, 2010

Wednesday, May 5

Pastor’s Corner | Don’t fence me in

posted: 05/05/2010 8:27 p.m.

I live in northwest Arkansas which is known for the beautiful Ozark Mountains.

Ambulance/fire merger OKd

posted: 05/05/2010 1:04 a.m.

City housekeeping was the order of the regular April City Council meeting as council members approved changes to the Fire and Ambulance Department, authorized expenditures for the Water/Wastewater Department and heard a report about repairing city streets.

Champion bull carries his weight

posted: 05/05/2010 1:03 a.m.

Improving the quality of the Santa Gertrudis breed is a passion for the Johnson family and translates into better profits for cattle producers.

Bathroom bid approved

posted: 05/05/2010 1:02 a.m.

Construction will begin on the new bathrooms at City Park, pending approval from city attorney Howard Slinkard.

Fire dues placed on ballot

posted: 05/05/2010 1:01 a.m.

Residents in the city limits of Avoca, Garfield and Gateway will decide whether they want to have their fire association dues included with their property tax bills each year when they vote in the May 18 primary election.

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY CHURCH NEWS

posted: 05/05/2010 1 a.m.

May 5, 20910

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 05/05/2010 12:57 a.m.

40 Years Ago A tornado skipped along the U.S. Hwy 62 and Ark. Hwy. 72 intersection to make a devastating landing on a historical landmark inside Pea Ridge National Military Park. In its fury, the tornado struck the Winton Springs house on the battlefield sight. The upper story of the house was occupied by park ranger Joe Sewell and family. They were not injured.

POLICE, FIRE and SHERIFF DEPARTMENT REPORTS

posted: 05/05/2010 12:56 a.m.

Incidents reported this week include:

LOCAL BIRTHS AND MARRIAGE LICENSE

posted: 05/05/2010 12:54 a.m.

Emma Kate Powell was born April 20 in Rogers to Jeremy and Tracey Powell of Lowell. She weighed 8 pounds, 5 ounces and was 19 inches long.

THE TIMES PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 05/05/2010 12:53 a.m.

Thursday, May 6 10 a.m. — Benton County Conservation District, USDA Service Center, Bentonville, for more information, contact Gail Sparks at 273-2622 ext. 3.

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY OBITUARIES

posted: 05/05/2010 12:52 a.m.

As of May 5, 2010

’Til Next Time Come out and meet new minister

posted: 05/05/2010 12:50 a.m.

The 7-year-old was pleased with himself about how many times he dunked the man at the Lamb’s Fair Saturday. His school bus driver invited him to the event and I always appreciate anyone that makes Jesus better known to young people, even if it means getting dunked many times.

Arkansas Watch Judicial supremacy not right

posted: 05/05/2010 12:49 a.m.

The doctrine of “judicial supremacy” is most pithily expressed in a quote by former Chief Justice Charles Evans Hughes who said “we are under a Constitution, but the Constitution is what the judges say it is.... ” Judicial supremacy undermines the rule of law because it removes any fixed basis for law. “The Law” becomes whatever the judges say it is today, and new judges can arbitrarily decide to change it the following year. This shows itself apparent in cases like Lawrence v.

Recipe of the Week - Homemade tortilla chips and Salsa

posted: 05/05/2010 12:48 a.m.

from the Food Network Kitchens www.foodnetwork.com

THE TIMES LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 05/05/2010 12:46 a.m.

Family grateful and The Truth Projecgt

Lynch Pen | Political events bear close watching

posted: 05/05/2010 12:45 a.m.

The recent announcement that Florida Governor Charlie Crist, elected as a Republican, would run in the state’s general election for the U. S. Senate as an Independent has caused quite a stir on the political media scene. The reports indicate he is so far behind former Florida House Speaker Marco Rubio in the polls seeking the Senate seat as a Republican, that a switch away from the Republican party was necessary to save his political career. Maybe there is a lesson to be learned in the events that contribute to this scenario.

Now & Then | Recycling as it used to be

posted: 05/05/2010 12:44 a.m.

On Wednesday afternoon I made a quick trip to the Pea Ridge recycling bins. Although I was skeptical about changing over from our monthly recycling gathering to this arrangement of bins on trailers, the system seems to be working well, and the area around the trailers is reasonably clean. I’m glad to see that the recycling of goods is catching on. It is good also to see that markets are opening up for many materials that otherwise would clutter our highway ditches and overwhelm our landfills. I’ll be glad if a market can be created for Styrofoam.

THE TIMES COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 05/05/2010 12:44 a.m.

Day by day listing of Local Events and Reports

Historical Pea Ridge ... A FRAGMENT OF AREA HISTORY

posted: 05/05/2010 12:42 a.m.

Brigadier General Albert Pike was commissioned a brigadier general and negotiated several treaties between the “Five Civilized Tribes” and the Confederate States, stating that the Indian regiments would only be used for the defense of the Indian Territory.

BENTON COUNTY JUSTICE OF THE PEACE

posted: 05/05/2010 12:41 a.m.

District 1 and 7 Candidates Interviewed

THE TIMES CLUB NEWS

posted: 05/05/2010 12:39 a.m.

Local Clubs Report

2010 ELECTION INFO

posted: 05/05/2010 12:37 a.m.

Election dates and where to vote

SCHOOL BOARD

posted: 05/05/2010 12:34 a.m.

The proposed new athletic facility near the practice field at the high school is on the agenda for the Pea Ridge School Board’s regular meeting set for 6 p.m. Monday, May 10.

WBA YARD OF THE SEASON CONTEST

posted: 05/05/2010 12:34 a.m.

It’s time for the springtime Yard of the Season contest sponsored by the Pea Ridge Women’s Business Association. To nominate a yard, call Farmers Insurance at 451-0488 or Arvest Bank at 451-8155.

NEW SUMMER HOURS AT MILITARY PARK

posted: 05/05/2010 12:33 a.m.

Pea Ridge National Military Park Superintendent John Scott announced that park will change its hours on Monday, May 03.

OZARK HILL HIKERS CLUB

posted: 05/05/2010 12:33 a.m.

The Ozark Hill Hikers club will host a 5k and 10k group walk at 8:30 a.m. Saturday, May 8, in Bentonville.

Times have changed, but Fred’s still here

posted: 05/05/2010 12:32 a.m.

Fred McKinney says he is “strictly a Pea Ridge native,” born just two miles out of town.

Ridger Sports | Blackhawks qualify for regional play

posted: 05/05/2010 12:30 a.m.

A strong outing by Brandon Easterling on the mound paved the way for Pea Ridge to qualify for the 2010 Class 4A Baseball Regional. The ’Hawks downed Huntsville handily behind Easterling’s pitching to punch their ticket to the next level.

Young artists awarded in state capital

posted: 05/05/2010 12:29 a.m.

Eight Pea Ridge elementary art students are among the winners announced by the Collaboration of the Arts Festival chairperson Sharon Hacker of Little Rock.

Easterling struck out six

posted: 05/05/2010 12:28 a.m.

Pea Ridge baseball coach John King has complete trust in Brandon Easterling.

ATHLETIC AWARDS BANQUET

posted: 05/05/2010 12:28 a.m.

The Pea Ridge High School Athletic Awards Banquet will be at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 18, at the Middle School cafeteria. Awards will be given out for outstanding athletic performance and honors during the 2009-2010 school year.

Academic Seniors

posted: 05/05/2010 12:27 a.m.

Two More Seniors answer questions

Kahle to travel to Europe

posted: 05/05/2010 12:25 a.m.

Sara Kahle of Pea Ridge is set to serve as a student ambassador to Europe this summer with the People to People program, which was founded by President Dwight D. Eisenhower in 1956, who believed that if people from different cultures could come together in peace and friendship, so eventually would nations.

Garcia earns Eagle Scout

posted: 05/05/2010 12:24 a.m.

Derrick Garcia, 18, of Rogers, earned his Eagle Scout at a ceremony Saturday, April 17, in Rogers.

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 05/05/2010 12:23 a.m.

May 5, 2010

THE TIMES LUNCH MENUS

posted: 05/05/2010 12:22 a.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

SCHOOL REUNIONS

posted: 05/05/2010 12:21 a.m.

Blackhawk, Coal Gap and Garfield

Scholarship available for college students

posted: 05/05/2010 12:20 a.m.

Members of the Bentonville / Bella Vista chapter of American Association of University Women (AAUW) announce the academic scholarships for the 2010 fall term.

2010 REGIONAL CHAMBER OF COMMERCE BUSINESS EXPO

posted: 05/05/2010 12:18 a.m.

The 2010 Regional Chamber Business Expo was from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, April 17, at Pea Ridge High School.

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY COMMUNITY EVENTS

posted: 05/05/2010 12:18 a.m.

Upcoming Events

Battle for Bargains set

posted: 05/05/2010 12:13 a.m.

Benefiting the community and local graduating seniors, members of the Pea Ridge Women’s Business Association are hosting a community-wide sale Saturday, June 12, in the parking lot of Pea Ridge High School. Proceeds from booth rentals will benefit the Pea Ridge Scholarship Foundation.