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Wednesday, November 24

School Board terminates Nabholz contract

posted: 11/24/2010 4:07 p.m.

Nabholz is out and Baldwin & Shell is in as construction manager of the multi-purpose facility for Pea Ridge High School.

Pea Ridge City budget OKd for 2011

posted: 11/24/2010 4:05 p.m.

The city adopted a $5 million budget for 2011 after thoroughly examining each department’s proposed expenditures. The only point of contention was $4,390 allocated by the city for the Library.

Angel Tree needs helpers

posted: 11/24/2010 4:04 p.m.

A straitened economy means more people may need assistance providing Christmas gifts for their children, but also has the benefactors needing assistance.

Dream home showcases couple's love of outdoors

posted: 11/24/2010 4:03 p.m.

Donna France pointed out memories as she walked across the wood floors through the living room of her three-bedroom, three-and-one-half-bath house at 16096 Patton Road — a ceramic horse her children made in grade school, a banjo belonging to her husband Gary’s great-uncle killed in the war, an old family suitcase now used as decoration on the staircase.

Pastor’s Corner Counting my blessings

posted: 11/24/2010 4:02 p.m.

On the Sunday before Thanksgiving we have a tradition at FBC. Rather than a message from God’s word from a pastor on that day, we take time for God’s people to share what they’re thankful for. It’s one of my favorite worship times of the year as people share from their heart.


posted: 11/24/2010 4 p.m.

40 Years Ago The Pea Ridge Ministerial Alliance presented its annual Thanksgiving service on Wednesday, Nov. 25, at the Pentecostal Holiness Church as a joint effort of the Methodist Church, pastor Carroll Renfro; First Baptist Church, pastor Forrest Wicks; Presbyterian Church, pastor Elliott Ohannes; and the Pentecostal Holiness Church, pastor Mrs. Pearl Soules.


posted: 11/24/2010 3:59 p.m.

First Baptist, Garfield AWANA will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday. The Bible club is for ages 4 to sixth grade. Ignite student ministries meets from 6 to 8 p.m.


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The Benton County Sheriff’s Office would like to remind the public of “Project We Care.” The project was implemented by the Sheriff’s Office in 2007 in an effort to assist seniors and those with disabilities or health problems. Every morning the sheriff’s office uses its automatic dialing system to call program participants in Benton County to check on their well-being. If the daily call is not answered, or the phone line remains busy after two attempts, a deputy will immediately respond to determine if there are any problems. The program is free of charge and open to all citizens of Benton County.

Wednesday, November 24, CORRECTION

posted: 11/24/2010 3:47 p.m.

The time of fraudulent use of a credit reported by school officials was incorrect in the police report. The report was called in at 9:08 a.m. Monday, Nov. 15. The Times apologizes for the error.


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FREE TO GOOD HOME German Shepherd/husky mix — male, 1 year old, call Crystal at 616-3391. Persian cat — Spayed, 15-yearold, declawed, likes older people, call Teri at 273-3760. Siamese cat — Declawed on all four feet, call Pam at 531-1339. Rat Terrier — Spayed female, less than 1 year old. Call Carol at 855-3699. Puggle (Pug mix) — Neutered male, tan, call 451-1116. FOUND ANIMALS Two small dogs — Male and female, call to identify, Mr. Davis, 381-3207. Dog — Chocolate with a little white on chest, has been groomed, sits, is house broken, call Betsy at 619-8243. LOST ANIMALS Cat — Seven-year-old, neutered, declawed, gray tabby with a little white on the neck and paws. Last seen on Davis Street.


posted: 11/24/2010 3:46 p.m.

• Pea Ridge City Hall will be closed Thursday and Friday.


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Four warrants were served: 11/19 Heather Chaney, 31, Green Forest, failure to appear; 11/19 Cristyl Bonagurio, 30, Bella Vista, failure to pay fines and costs; 11/19 Clifford Patterson, 32, Cassville, Mo., failure to appear; and 11/19 Claude Loggins, 59, Pea Ridge, failure to appear.


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Thursday, Nov. 25 6 p.m. — Benton County Quorum Court, City Administration Building, downtown Bentonville. 6 p.m. — Garfield Planning Board, S. Wimpy Jones Road.


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Dustin James Libertus, 22, and Kanesha Jilane Fields, 19, both of Washburn, Mo. Adam Charles Yager, 24, Rogers, and Aimee Suzann Winn, 33, Pea Ridge. Matthew Ray Daniels, 24, Springdale, and Amy Diane Doyle, 20, Garfield. Lennis Edward Rose II, 28, Garfield, and Julie Kay Longmate, 26, Springdale.


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2006 2007 2008 2009 2010 Municipal — Avoca $5,967 $5,185 $3,924 $2,571 $2,694 Garfield $4,252 $4,229 $4,640 $4,666 $4,172 Pea Ridge $19,948 $31,580 $26,675 $29,031 $56,348 County — Avoca $6,559 $6,844 $6,560 $6,533 $6,880 Garfield $7,598 $7,928 $7,599 $7,568 $7,970 Gateway $7,660 $7,993 $7,661 $7,630 $8,035 Pea Ridge $36,379 $37,961 $36,384 $36,237 $38,157

Arkansas Watch Tyranny resists true religion

posted: 11/24/2010 3:27 p.m.

The most powerful people in the world have a vested interest in getting people away from the Bible and away from Christianity, or indeed any religion with judgment and an afterlife among its doctrines. These powers don’t want you to believe in eternity because once you do, they loose much of their power over you. Once you understand that this life is just a test and that the one to come is the important one, it is much harder for them to pressure you into making moral compromises. You do not fear their consequences as much.

Out of My Mind Thanks giving passed on

posted: 11/24/2010 3:26 p.m.

Holding hands around the table, the family gathers and begins with an a cappella rendition of “Praise God From Whom All Blessings Flow,” the doxology. Then, the prayers of thanksgiving begin with one and pass to another, ending with the designated person.

From the kitchen of…

posted: 11/24/2010 3:25 p.m.

Dorris Mounce, grandmother of Dorris Annette Beard.


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Church youth say “Thanks” River of Faith Church and RISK Youth would like thank McDonalds for the use of their parking lot Sunday, Nov. 14, during the Way of Hope project and for letting us be a light unto the community.

’Til Next Time Thankful for the small blessings

posted: 11/24/2010 3:22 p.m.

Any time I have to do something new or different, I spend a lot of time dreading it. The overnight stay at the apnea sleep center wasn’t at all like I had expected and dreaded.


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Christmas Parade SELIGMAN, Mo. — The Seligman Christmas parade will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 11. Line up begins at 1 p.m., first come, first served. Horses will be at the end of the parade and nothing loud may be near the band. Judging numbers will be passed out before entries reach the judging stand. No Santas please.


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Thursday, Nov. 25 Thanksgiving Friday, Nov. 26 7 p.m. — The Ozark Classic Country Band at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. Admission is $10 and children under 12 are free. Concession stand will be open. 7:30 - 10 p.m. — Ridge Rockers Square Dance Club, regular dance, Pea Ridge Intermediate School. For information, call Gaye Smallwood at 659-4733.

Wilkersons celebrate golden anniversary

posted: 11/24/2010 3:12 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. C.W. Wilkerson of Pea Ridge are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.


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Date Day Time Opponent Location Games Nov. 11 Thu. 4:30 p.m. Springdale George Away 8G, 8B, JG, JB Nov. 15 Mon. 5 p.m. Eureka Springs Home JVB, SG, SB Nov. 16 Tue. 6 p.m. Bentonville Away SG Nov. 16-20 TBA TBA Bentonville Tourn. Away JG, JB Nov. 20 Sat. 5 p.m. Rogers Away JVB, SG, SB Nov. 22 Mon. 5:30 p.m. Farmington Away 8B, JG, JB Nov. 23 Tue. 4 p.m. Elkins Away JG, JB, SG, SB Nov.29-Dec.4 TBA TBA Benton Cty.Tourn. Pea Ridge JG, JB, SG, SB Dec. 4 Sat. 9 a.m. 7th Grade Jamboree Home 7G, 7B Dec. 6 Mon. 5:30 p.m. Gravette Home 8G, JG, JB Dec. 7 Tue. 5:30 p.m. Gravette Away JVB, SG, SB Dec. 9 Thu. 4:30 p.m. Green Forest Away 8G, 8B, JG, JB Dec.9-11 TBA TBA Arvest Classic Rogers SB Dec. 13 Mon. 5:30 p.m. Huntsville Away 8B, JG, JB Dec. 14 Tue. 5:30 p.m. Shiloh Christian Home JVB, SG, SB Dec. 17 Fri. 4:30 p.m. Heritage Home JVB, SG, SB Dec. 27-30 TBA TBA Southwest Tourn. Washburn SB Dec. 27-30 TBA TBA Berryville Tourn. Berryville SG Jan. 3 Mon. 4:30 p.m. Gentry Home 8G, 8B, JG, JB Jan. 4 Tue. 5:30 p.m. Gentry Awa

Champion cheerleaders

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Senior Blackhawk cheerleaders placed third at Rogers Heritage High during competiton Monday, Nov. 15. PRHS cheerleaders were the smallest squad in their division and did an excellent job against the bigger 7A schools, Jamie Bunting, cheer coach, said. Competition results were: Fayetteville, first place; Heritage, second place; Pea Ridge, third place; Bentonville, fourth place; and Siloam Springs, fifth place. The co-ed group of Kinea Sands, Jarrod Wheeler and Claudia Contreras placed first, while Joey Beauchamp, Lacy King and Brittney Thomas took second place.

First-place win

posted: 11/24/2010 3:02 p.m.

Blackhawk senior cheerleaders brought home a first place trophy from the Regional Competition Saturday, Nov. 20, at Har-Ber High School. They won their division. Brooke Johnson placed third in individual jumps. The stunt group of Lacy King, Brittany Thomas and Joey Beauchamp placed first in individual stunt group, while Jarrod Wheeler, Kinea Sands and Claudia Contreras finished second in individual stunt. “This squad is wonderful to work with,” coach Jamie Bunting said. “They should be recognized as being competitive with squads from much larger schools.”The squad’s next competition is Monday, Dec. 6, at Gentry.

Young ’Hawks score win

posted: 11/24/2010 3 p.m.

Pea Ridge Middle School (Junior High) cheerleaders placed first in their division on Saturday, Nov. 20, at Har-Ber High School beating Farmington Junior High School.

Ridger Sports Pulaski Academy a class act

posted: 11/24/2010 2:59 p.m.

The Bruins of Pulaski Academy got past Ozark 43-27 in second round action in the state 4A football playoffs last week.


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Cameron Thompson Sr.


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Megan Harris Sr. Deborah Beard Sr. Trilby Gibson Sr. Hannah Hargiss Jr. Kayla Wright Jr. Shantel Morgan Jr. Jordan Winn Jr. Kalee Nivens Jr. Rosia Couch Soph. Diana Salazar Soph. Erin Folkenstien Soph. Sarah Rosser Soph. Managers: Heather Houy, Heather Patton and Katlin Patton Head Coach: Heather Wade Assistant Coach: Becka McCarley


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The teachers and students of Pea Ridge Middle School are planning a new Schoolyard Habitat area and invite community members to be a part of the project, which will include a Rain/Pollinator Garden that will be located on the west side of the building.


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Vierra graduated Army National Guard Pvt. Jordan L. Vierra has graduated from basic combat training at Fort Jackson, Columbia, S.C.

Students collected food for community

posted: 11/24/2010 2:07 p.m.

The Pea Ridge Middle School Student Council held a food drive Nov. 8 through Nov. 19. All of the food collected will be given to families in the Pea Ridge/Garfield communities with the help of the Pea Ridge Ministerial Alliance. Students who brought in food were able to enter for the chance to win three prizes: an iTouch and $50 ITunes gift card, a PS3 or a Nikon digital camera.


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PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Mon., Nov. 29 — Chicken crispito, salsa, spinach salad, ranch dressing, fresh grapes, graham crackers. Breakfast — Pizza. Tues., Nov. 30 — Chili with beans, cheese stick, peaches, crackers, wacky cake. Breakfast — Cinnamon roll. Weds., Dec. 1 — Chicken nuggets, Frenc fries, mixed green salad. Breakfast — Muffin and banana. Thurs., Dec. 2 — Nachos with beef, salsa, seasoned pinto beans, strawberry jello with fruit. Breakfast — Waffles. Fri., Dec. 3 — Cheese pizza, garden salad, fresh grapes, marshmallow rice square.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. GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS Breakfast Grades K-5 Mon., Nov. 29 — Dry cereal, assorted ; fruit delight, apple juice, milk. Tues., Nov. 30 — Mini pancakes, syrup, fruit juice, milk.


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Benchmark math achievement: PRMS, 3rd, 93 percentile proficient/advanced Benchmark literacy achievement: PRMS, 17th, 87 percentile proficient/ advanced Benchmark math and literacy achievement: PRMS, 6th, 90 percentile proficient/advanced MATH BY GRADE 6th grade, PRMS, 3rd, 97 percent 7th grade, PRMS, 6th, 93 percent 8th grade, PRMS, 2nd, 89 percent Literacy by grade •8th grade, PRMS, 4th, 93 percent Math and Literacy by grade 6th grade, PRMS, 5th, 91 percent 7th grade, PRMS, 8th, 89 percent 8th grade, PRMS, 2nd, 91 percent


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

Wednesday, November 17

Broccoli Salad

posted: 11/17/2010 7:45 p.m.

Arkansas Favorites Cookbook Recipes, Parks and Places 1 bunch broccoli, cut into bite-sized pieces 1/2 c. raisins 1 medium red onion 1/2 c. sunflower seeds 3 strips bacon, crumbled after cooking Dressing: 1/3 c. sugar 1 c. mayonnaise 1 Tbl. tarragon vinegar Cut vegetables into really small bite-sized pieces. Mix the dressing ingredients together (stir well). Add dressing to other ingredients and store in airtight container. Will keep well in refrigerator for a week or more.

Guest Column Starlight

posted: 11/17/2010 7:41 p.m.

One day there was a horse named Starlight. She had four friends. Their names were Earth, Twinkle, Dazie, and Frizzle. They played exciting games and had races together. The really exciting part is that they always went to the top of the Mountaintop Hill at the end of the day. They would gaze at the sunset and watch it go down.

City’s $5 million budget kept lean

posted: 11/17/2010 7:40 p.m.

Reviewing a nearly $5 million budget, Pea Ridge City Council members met for a committee of the whole meeting Monday night for nearly three hours reviewing the city budget line by line with each city department head. The budget was to be considered at the regular City Council meeting Tuesday night. Meticulously examining each item, council member Nadine Telgemeier asked questions about each department’s budget specifically questioning both income and expenditures. She asked each department head about the use of city vehicles. There is a truck assigned to the duty employee of the water/ wastewater department who is on call and police officers take their vehicles home with them. No city vehicles are used in personal business, each department said.

School seeks to build facility

posted: 11/17/2010 7:39 p.m.

Trying to resolve concerns about the construction of the proposed multi-purpose facility, the Pea Ridge School Board met in a special School Board meeting at 6:30 a.m. Friday. The meeting, originally called as a committee of the whole, was changed to a special Board meeting, superintendent Mike Van Dyke said Friday morning.

Decorating for Christmas is an established family tradition

posted: 11/17/2010 7:38 p.m.

“My favorite time of year is Christmas,” Irene Kelly said, remembering the first year she and Jack were married and living in a townhouse in Memphis, Tenn. She said she considered not decorating for Christmas, but soon realized how important it was and decorated the townhouse. She’s continued to do so for the past 34 years. “I decorated for Jack... I always used to do this for my baby brother, too.” The home of Jack and Irene Kelly at 1013 E. Pickens Rd. is a three-bedroom, two- and a halfbath farm house of about 3,000 square feet. It was built in 2003 and the couple moved in just nine days before Christmas. On 47 acres, it occupies the old Hickman farm, Jack said.

Pupils excel

posted: 11/17/2010 7:37 p.m.

Math scores for students at Pea Ridge Middle School were among the highest in the state., “We were awarded for being second in the region for math scores,” Sue Terry, principal, said.

Teen hospitalized

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A 17-year-old male Pea Ridge student was in Arkansas Children’s Hospital, Little Rock, Tuesday where he was taken early Sunday morning after being found unresponsive outside a residence on Hayden Road in freezing temperatures. The young man had high blood alcohol levels. His condition was unavailable Tuesday morning. Another young man, also 17, was found on the floor inside the residence unresponsive. Both were transported to Northwest Medical Center, Bentonville, by Pea Ridge Ambulance.

Avoca gets lower fire ISO rating

posted: 11/17/2010 7:35 p.m.

AVOCA — The Insurance Services Office (I.S.O.) has completed an exhaustive review of The Avoca Fire & Rescue Department resulting in an overall I.S.O. rating improvement. Effective immediately, the I.S.O. rating within five miles of either of its two fire stations has been lowered from a rating of 10 (I.S.O.’s highest rating) to a rating of 6. After many months of preparation by Department personnel – and a four-month long I.S.O. review of Avoca’s manpower, equipment, training hours and infrastructure in the response area the I.S.O. determined that recent improvements in Avoca’s firefighting capability are sufficient for the new lower rating. The I.S.O. rating of a community has a direct effect on the insurance premiums that individuals pay on their homes and especially on commercial buildings. The lower the I.S.O. rating on a scale of 1 to 10, the better the insurance rates are.

Pastor’s Corner Prepare for His next coming

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I’ve noticed something recently that has become a bit of a puzzler to me.


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40 Years Ago Lady Bug Dress Shop sale included all sizes nylon gowns and housecoats priced from $2.99 to $10.99.


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First Baptist, Garfield AWANA will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday. The Bible club is for ages 4 to sixth grade. Ignite student ministries meets from 6 to 8 p.m.


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Vernon Banks Vernon Banks, 86, of Washburn, Mo. died Nov.

Dover charged with arson

posted: 11/17/2010 7:18 p.m.

FROM STAFF REPORTS Lester Dover, 39, has been charged with felony arson, according to documents from the Benton County Prosecuting Attorney’s Office. He was arrested Monday, Oct. 25, following an investigation by the Benton County Sheriff’s Office Criminal Investigation Division. Tests on ashes and clothing sent to the Arkansas State Crime Lab showed that the fire at 14985 Gary Fletcher Rd. in the Garfield area was intentionally set. Dover, at a family gathering Feb. 28 at a residence near Gravette, got into a physical fight with another person at the residence, then threatened to burn down the residence of Jeremiah Cotton. A few hours later, the house burned to the ground.

Arkansas Watch Leaders’ track record evaluated

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Facts are exposing the limits of what government can do. Recent events have again proven that government cannot induce prosperity by increasing debt and increasing control of the domestic economy.


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Incidents reported to the Pea Ridge Police Department this week include: One warrant served: 11/9 Clifford Mack, 21, Rogers, contempt failure to pay fines and costs. Other incidents include: Tuesday, Nov. 9 10 a.m. A resident on McRae Lane reported a disturbance. Police took statements; no arrests were made. 4 p.m. Police assisted the Arkansas State Police Crimes Against Children division with a report received of possible abuse of a 7-year-old boy reported by school officials. 4:30 p.m. Two dogs were picked up and taken to the Pea Ridge Veterinary Clinic and the owner was cited as the result of an investigation resulting from a complaint. Robert Peck, 23, was cited for unhealthy conditions for the dogs and unsanitary conditions on the outside of the residence on Smith Street. Thursday, Nov. 11 2:30 p.m. A property owner of prop erty on West Pickens Street reported copper pipe had been taken from his unoccupied building. Water lines and air conditioner parts were missing. 4:11 p.m. Assisted Benton County Sher


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FREE TO GOOD HOME Persian cat — Spayed, 15-yearold, declawed, likes older people, call Teri at 273-3760. Siamese cat — Declawed on all four feet, call Pam at 531-1339. Rat Terrier — Spayed female, less than 1 year old. Call Carol at 855-3699. Puggle (Pug mix) — Neutered male, tan, call 451-1116. FOUND ANIMALS Two small dogs — Male and female, call to identify, Mr. Davis, 381-3207. Dog — Chocolate with a little white on chest, has been groomed, sits, is house broken, call Betsy at 619-8243. LOST ANIMALS Cat — Seven-year-old, neutered, declawed, gray tabby with a little white on the neck and paws. Last seen on Davis Street.


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Friday, Nov. 19 10 a.m. — Benton County Election Commission, Election Commission office, 105 SE Executive Drive, Suite 1, Bentonville.


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Gene Travis Tate, 64, and Connie Maye Steel, 64, both of Pea Ridge. Jason Daniel Patillo, 36, and Pamela Marie Stephany, 32, both of Pea Ridge.

Attitude of gratitude essential

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Thanksgiving is nearly here and around the corner, will be Christmas. Christmas decorations are already being put up and advertisements for Christmas gifts are rampant.

Now & Then New house styles appeared in the 1950s

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Constructing houses and farm buildings has always been an interest of mine. I first came to awareness at a time when my dad was building new buildings on the farm. In the early 1940s, he began with the large barn, and then a hen house for laying hens and a brooder house for baby chicks.

Ridger Sports Two conference football teams survive first round

posted: 11/17/2010 6:56 p.m.

Two teams from the 4A-1 District got past their first round opponents with three others falling by the wayside as as expected. What wasn’t expected was some of the teams that lost and won.


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Pea Ridge Historical Society The Pea Ridge Historical Society met at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 26, at the museum.


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Thursday, Nov. 18 6:45 a.m. breakfast and 7 a.m. meeting — The Pea Ridge Optimist Club, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church. For information, call Justin Bradford at 451-4000. 7:30 p.m. — Garfield AA, Brightwater Methodist Church. Open meeting and no smoking. For information, call 359-3734.


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The annual Pea Ridge Christmas parade is scheduled for 5 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 4, and will be immediately followed by the Christmas lighting ceremony downtown. The parade theme is “Christmas around the World.” Parade line-up is at 4:30 p.m.

Huyck-Rhame marry

posted: 11/17/2010 6:49 p.m.

Margaret Lynn “Meg” Rhame and Nathan James Huyck, both of Paducah, Ky., were united in marriage on Saturday, Sept. 11, at St. Paul Lutheran Church in Paducah.

THE TIMES Thanksgiving events

posted: 11/17/2010 6:49 p.m.

Thanksgiving for seniors A Thanksgiving dinner will be served for senior citizens at noon Saturday, Nov. 20, by Beta Alpha Sorority. The meal will be served at First Baptist Church, West Slack Street. All senior citizens are invited. Community Thanksgiving service The community Thanksgiving service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 21, sponsored by the Pea Ridge Ministerial Alliance. It will be held at the First Assembly of God Church in Pea Ridge. The speaker will be Michael Smith, associate pastor of Pea Ridge First Baptist Church, with a worship service led by the worship team from the First Church of the Nazarene in Pea Ridge. Refreshments will be served afterward. Offerings will go to the Ministerial Alliance Fund benefiting those in the community with special needs.

Blackhawk cheerleaders win 1st

posted: 11/17/2010 6:48 p.m.

The senior high cheerleaders won first place in their first competition this year, said cheer coach Jamie Bunting. The competition was held in Siloam Springs.


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Key dates for juniors and seniors November: If any schools on target list offer Early Action/Early Decision, consider the option and complete any paperwork required.


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Air Force Airman Dylan L. Phillips, son of Robert Phillips of Pea Ridge and Melissa Thomasson of Louisville, Ky., graduated from basic military training at Lackland Air Force Base, San Antonio, Texas.


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Untitled BY EMILY FRASIER Fourth place Breathing, I see breathing.

Students Students rewarded rewarded with with balloon balloon ride ride

posted: 11/17/2010 6:38 p.m.

Pea Ridge Middle School students who sold a certain amount of school rewards cards were rewarded with a balloon ride Friday. Country Eagle Inc. from Bentonville provided the balloon, said principal Sue Terry. The balloon owner and pilot was Darrell Weiland. Students who participated included: Sixth-grade : Avery Dayberry, Joey Hall, Dava Holliday, Hailey Howell, Krystle Parmenter, Makenzi Patrick, Samuel Salmonsen, Megan Turner, Kaitlyn Wilkins, Manny Wishon and Rachel Wood; Seventh-grade : Nicole Henson and Ashtyn Mondy; and Eighth grade: Mackenzie Bell, Corey Duffy, Colby Dunlap, Disney Humphrey and Ashton Kennedy.


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PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Mon., Nov. 22 — Mini corn dogs, baked beans, raw veggie sticks, apple sauce.Breakfast — Biscuit and scrambled egg.


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Vote for J.D. There is an old adage from the airline industry that sums up consumer perceptions: “If you can’t keep the bathrooms clean, how can you possibly maintain jet engines.” We need a Bella Vista City Council (and, by the way, Property Owners Association board members) who understand that the rules they make also apply to them. If you are not in compliance with city codes and regulations, you cannot run for an elected city or POA position. We the people of Bella Vista need people who can bring proven professional experience and knowledge from the business world to help as our city develops. Bella Vista needs people who understand that without uniform policies and procedures, we have a government that will not have the confidence of the citizens. Bella Vista needs people who can help protect our assets — our employees, equipment and facilities. Bella Vista needs someone like J.D. Shrum. J.D. has both knowledge and experience in developing policy and procedure in hiring, reviews, salary structure, discip

Thursday, November 11

Crabtree re-elected

posted: 11/11/2010 11:50 a.m.

Mayor Jackie Crabtree was reelected to a fifth term as mayor with 51.55 percent of the votes.

Facility stalled by exorbitant costs

posted: 11/11/2010 11:47 a.m.

Go back to the drawing board, representatives from Nabholz Construction were told by Pea Ridge School Board members Monday night when they were presented with a $2.6 million tab for the multi-purpose facility.

Dream home personally designed for family use

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When asked if shoes should be removed when entering the home of Clark Tyndall and his wife, Pam Tyndall just laughed.

Pastor’s Corner Give thanks for God’s varied blessings

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The month of November is just beginning, and Thanksgiving Day is still several weeks away, but I am thinking of Thanksgiving. Giving thanks is one of the healthiest things we can do spiritually, and is recognized in the Bible as a noble Christian response to God.


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First Baptist, Garfield Men’s breakfast and work day will begin at 8 a.m.


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40 Years Ago A new Benton County town named Little Flock was born in a hushed little court house. Delivering the 4,000-acre corporation into existence was Benton County Judge Sherman Kinyon. Little Flock lies west of Arkansas Hwy. 94 between Pea Ridge and Rogers. Landowners in that farmland learned that the city of Rogers was looking at the area as a possible city dump among other things the residents did not want in their area. One hundred forty-seven landowners, representing 86 percent of the population signed a petition in order to gain control over their own community.


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Alton Richard Bittle Alton Richard Bittle, 81, of Rogers, died Tuesday, Nov. 2, at his home. He was born Dec. 26, 1928, in Shiloh, Ark., to Harvey and Sarah (Bullard) Bittle.


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The following will be closed Thursday, Nov. 11, in observance of Veterans’ Day. They will resume regular business Friday, Nov. 12.


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Incidents reported to the Pea Ridge Police Department this week include: Four warrants served: 11/3 Eric Slocum, 23, Garfield, failure to appear; 11/4 Rafael Munoz-Rodriguez, 23, Pea Ridge, on outstanding warrants from Rogers and Lowell; 11/8 Eva Musick, 32, Purdy, Mo., failure to pay fines and costs; and 11/8 Berlin Hall, 39, Cassville, Mo., on a Bentonville warrant.


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Incidents reported this week to the Pea Ridge Vol. Fire/EMS Dept. include: Tuesday, Nov. 2 12:37 a.m. Medical, Hickory Street, no transport. 7:15 p.m. Medical, Chitwood Street, no transport.


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Monday, Nov. 15 3 p.m. — Pea Ridge City Council committee of the whole meeting, Pea Ridge City Hall.


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FREE TO GOOD HOME Siamese cat — Declawed on all four feet, call Pam at 531-1339. Rat Terrier — Spayed female, less than 1 year old. Call Carol at 855-3699. Puggle (Pug mix) — Neutered male, tan, call 451-1116. Miniature dachshund — Female, about 1 year. Call 899-7339. FOUND ANIMALS Two small dogs — Male and female, call to identify, Mr. Davis, 381-3207. Dog — Chocolate with a little white on chest, has been groomed, sits, is house broken, call Betsy at 619-8243. Items will be removed after six weeks. No for sale animals. To list animals in this column, call 451-1196.

Out of My Mind There are many ways to serve

posted: 11/11/2010 11:42 a.m.

What a wonderful community Pea Ridge is. More than half of the registered voters cast their ballots in the mid-term elections last week. While waiting more than an hour in line, people visited and were patient, despite the long wait. Few grumbled.

’Til Next Time Sugar is the sweetest poison

posted: 11/11/2010 11:41 a.m.

Yes, I’ve had my flu shot; I had the flu a few years ago and sure don’t care to do that again. After listening to a luncheon-talk at the Adult Wellness Center I was impressed with his definition of metabolism, but by the time I arrived home, I’d forgotten what he said. After looking it up, it’s easy to see that is our body’s regulator. The statement that he made, that I did remember was: Sugar is the sweetest poison there is. Whoa! You are talking to an old lady who craves sweets! Yes, I’ve cut them by 50 percent while working hard at regaining my health. I remember 70 years ago, slipping into the pantry and using a table knife to chip off a corner of the brown sugar brick to suck on. I thought my brother could do no wrong and I’d seen him do that. I know now that Mom surely saw the corners gone and she must have known who and why, but it was never mentioned. The white sugar was kept in a fivegallon lard can to keep mice out and I knew that there was no way I could get that lid off. I never saw powdered sugar


posted: 11/11/2010 11:41 a.m.

Honoring all veterans To all men and women who are serving and who have served in the Armed Forces and to all of those who gave their lives for our country, the United States of America: THANKS!

Now & Then Election time has both changed and remained the same!

posted: 11/11/2010 11:40 a.m.

We’ve just come through another “big” general election in Pea Ridge. The turnout was sizable, with about 1,270 voters coming to the polls at the EMS Building. In addition to that local Election Day turnout, I’m sure there were several absentee voters and a considerable number of early voters from our area. As I compare elections today and elections as they used to be, the early voting is one of the new things. Early voting seems to be catching on. One of the ideas that move people to vote early is the hope to avoid the crowds and waiting lines.


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Thursday, Nov. 11 5:30 p.m. — TOPS meeting weighin ; 6 p.m. meeting, Autumn Place Village. For information, call Michaela Hewsley at 790-2276. 6:30 p.m. — Pea Ridge Lions Club, Pea Ridge United Methodist Fellowship Hall. 7:30 p.m. — Garfield AA, Brightwater Methodist Church. Open meeting and no smoking. For information, call 359-3734.


posted: 11/11/2010 11:40 a.m.

Former Congressman Asa Hutchinson will be the guest speaker at the next Republican Party of Benton County committee meeting at 7 p.m.


posted: 11/11/2010 11:38 a.m.

VFW buddy poppies The VFW Post 8109 will hand out poppies in honor or memory of all veterans 11 a.m. Friday, Nov. 12, at both Fred’s and Marvin’s IGA, North Curtis Avenue, and 11 a.m. Saturday, Nov.

Dumas to address Benton Co. Democrats

posted: 11/11/2010 11:38 a.m.

The Benton County Democrats’ guest speaker will be Ernest Dumas, the longtime Arkansas journalist and current columnist for The Arkansas Times at the Monday, Nov. 22, meeting at the Bentonville Clarion Hotel. Dumas will offer his unique perspectives and insight on the conduct and outcomes of the recent Arkansas state and federal elections at this buffet luncheon.

Rounds, Cogdill wed

posted: 11/11/2010 11:38 a.m.

Ashley Rounds, 21, and Brian Cogdill, 22, both of Pea Ridge, were married Saturday, Sept. 18, at Pea Ridge City Hall, with Mayor Jackie Crabtree officiating.

Blackhawk harriers take 4th in state

posted: 11/11/2010 11:37 a.m.

The Blackhawk boys’ cross country team lived up to it’s high state ranking by capturing fourth place in the 4A State Championships held last weekend in Rogers.

Young team gave their all

posted: 11/11/2010 11:37 a.m.

On a cold November night, an irrepressible young Blackhawk team battled a senior-laden Berryville Bobcat squad to the final wire before getting edged out 21-20 in the football season finale thriller.

Ridger Sports Blackhawks gridiron season ends

posted: 11/11/2010 11:36 a.m.

In a season of near misses and disappointments, the local gridiron campaign ended with hope for the future.


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Thursday, Nov. 11 4:30 p.m. — 8th-grade and Jr. high basketball at Springdale Friday, Nov. 12 High School football play-offs, round one Monday, Nov. 15 5 p.m. — JV boys and Sr. high basketball vs. Eureka Springs Tuesday, Nov. 16 6 p.m. — Sr. girls basketball at Bentonville Tuesday, Nov. 16 - Saturday, Nov. 20 TBA — Jr. high basketball tournament at Bentonville.


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Halloween Night By Brent Ferguson, Third place You are creeping down the cold street it is dark as the graphite in my pencil this means it’s Halloween Night Halloween is here this is merry but very scary I am petrified This is great I can’t wait there are Reeces in pieces I also delight in Hershey’s I run around until daylight comes but this is sad my bags are bulging with candy now let’s hit the hay


posted: 11/11/2010 11:35 a.m.

Test date reminder The next national ACT test date is Dec. 11. The registration deadline was Nov.


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PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Mon., Nov. 15 — Hoagie sandwich, assorted fresh fruit, oatmeal raisin cookie. Breakfast — Biscuit and sausage.


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MS. STEPHANIE BECKMANN’S THIRDGRADE CLASS All A’s — Garrison Artman, Tate Busey, Tatiana Detherage, Celine Franke, Shae Gilbertson, Artur Kucharewicz, Dakota Rust, Kailyn Shackelford and Brandon Whatley.

Wednesday, November 3

Lives saved; house ablaze

posted: 11/03/2010 11:15 a.m.

Thanks to the alertness and kindness of a stranger, two young people escaped a house fire with their lives, but not much else.

Cody pleads guilty

posted: 11/03/2010 11:15 a.m.

Former Pea Ridge councilman John Anthony Cody returned to Pea Ridge Tuesday, Oct. 26, to face charges of driving while intoxicated and driving while license suspended in Pea Ridge City Court. Cody, also Garfield water superintendent at the time of his arrests, was charged March 16 for DWI when he arrived at a Pea Ridge City Council meeting intoxicated and then drove to his home in Pea Ridge. He was arrested again April 16 for driving with a suspended license when he drove a Garfield city vehicle to a Pea Ridge City Council meeting. His employment with Garfield was terminated in April. Cody was also a candidate for a justice of the peace seat. Cody originally entered a plea of not-guilty and witnesses were subpoenaed to testify. However, he changed his plea to guilty during court and witnesses were released. Public Defender Michael Roberson represented Cody. For DWI, Cody received $700 fines and costs, with an additional $100 user fee for the public defender. For the charge of driving with a suspended license,


posted: 11/03/2010 11:14 a.m.

Items on the agenda for the 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 8, meeting of the Pea Ridge School Board include: Consent agenda which includes: financial report for operating, maintenance, transportation and food service; Minutes of October board meeting; Update American Reinvestment and Recovery Act; Update safe room construction; Update multi-purpose facility; Consider certified and non-certified bonus Principal Rick Neal to present outstanding programs or work by teachers. The meeting will be held in the high school media center and is open to the public.

Historical Society’s home tour begins

posted: 11/03/2010 11:13 a.m.

A chair belonging to her greatgrandfather holds a Courtney’s maternal great-grand father, Elbert Clardy, worked for Callison Funeral Home and received the chair as a gift from the Callisons, Courtney said. She believes it to be 124 years old and only recovered once, about 50 years ago.

Pastor’s Corner Finding true peace

posted: 11/03/2010 11:12 a.m.

I went through a phase in the third grade when I wanted to be a hippy. That was around 1970, so it was cool and groovy to be a hippy. So I started to look the part: long hair and bell bottom pants with peace signs down the sides of both legs. I finished off the look by giving folks the v-shaped peace sign and would greet them with a “Peace Brother.” Of course being 8 years old, I wasn’t quite sure what peace really meant or how important it is for a person’s physical, emotional and spiritual well being. But then again, there are folks from 8 to 80 years of age that are not quite sure what true peace is or how to get it.


posted: 11/03/2010 11:12 a.m.

40 years ago Pea Ridge Mayor Jack Musteen was re-elected to another four-year term in the 1970 election. His margin of victory over Bill Denman was by only a 43 vote margin, with Musteen gaining 218 votes to Denman’s 175.


posted: 11/03/2010 11:11 a.m.

First Baptist, Garfield AWANA will meet from 6 to 8 p.m. each Wednesday. The Bible club is for ages 4 to sixth grade. Ignite student ministries meets from 6 to 8 p.m.


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Frona Kate ‘Johnnie’ Nichols Frona Kate “Johnnie” Nichols, 92, of Pea Ridge died Wednesday, Oct. 27.


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Thursday, Nov. 4 10 a.m. — Benton County Conserva tion District, USDA Service Center, Bentonville, for more information, contact Gail Sparks at 273-2622 ext. 3 Friday, Nov. 5 10 a.m. — Benton County Election Commission, Election Commission office, 105 SE Executive Drive, Suite 1, Bentonville Monday, Nov. 8 6 p.m. — Pea Ridge School Board, PRHS media center 6 p.m. — Seligman, Mo., City Council, City Hall Tuesday, Nov. 9 1 p.m. — Pea Ridge City Court, City Hall 5:30 p.m. — Gateway City Council, City Hall 7 p.m. — Avoca City Council, Town Hall


posted: 11/03/2010 11:08 a.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME Siamese cat — Declawed on all four feet. Call Pam at 531-1339, leave a message. Rat Terrier — Spayed female, less than 1 year old. Call Carol at 855-3699. Puggle (Pug mix) — Neutered male, tan, call 451-1116. Miniature dachshund — Female, about 1 year. Call 899-7339. FOUND ANIMALS Two small dogs — Male and female, call to identify, Mr. Davis, 381-3207. Dog— Chocolate with a little white on chest, has been groomed, sits, is house broken, call Betsy at 619-8243. Items will be removed after six weeks. No for sale animals. To list animals in this column, call 451-1196.


posted: 11/03/2010 11:07 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 4 6:45 a.m. breakfast and 7 a.m. meeting — The Pea Ridge Optimist Club, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church. For information, call Merrill White 586-8406 or Annette Beard at 445-4081. 5:30 p.m. — TOPS meeting weighin ; 6 p.m. meeting, Autumn Place Village. For information, call Michaela Hewsley at 790-2276. 7:30 p.m. — Garfield AA, Brightwater Methodist Church. Open meeting and no smoking. For information, call 359-3734.

Fantastic squash

posted: 11/03/2010 11:07 a.m.

From kitchen of Dorris Mounce, Shreveport, La., grandmother of Annette Beard 3 c. cooked yellow squash 1 c. sour cream 1 can cream of chicken soup 1 bunch green onions, chopped 1 stick margarine 1 8-oz. pkg. herb-seasoned dressing Cook squash and drain. Add salt and pepper to taste. Combine squash, sour cream and onions. Melt margarine and mix with stuffing mix. Line bottom of 2-quart casserole with 1/2 stuffing mix. Fill dish with squash mixture and sprinkle top with remaining stuffing mix. Bake at 350° for 30 minutes.

Pica Pole Stand strong in the face of cowardly bullies

posted: 11/03/2010 11:06 a.m.

Back in junior high school I learned a lesson about bullies. I saw a scrawny, meek boy get pushed too far.


posted: 11/03/2010 11:05 a.m.

Thanks to D.A.S.H. to Remember supporters A grateful thank you to the Pea Ridge community and friends who attended, supported and participated in the D.A.S.H. to Remember race held at the Ryan Mondy T-ball field on Saturday, Oct. 23. We sincerely appreciate the runners, volunteers, sponsors and members of the Pea Ridge Police Department who helped make Saturday morning’s race a success.

Arkansas Watch Will city assist federal government?

posted: 11/03/2010 11:05 a.m.

I expect there will be a run-off for Pea Ridge mayor.

Now & Then Remembering the old wood-burning kitchen stove

posted: 11/03/2010 11:04 a.m.

The old wood-burning kitchen cooking stove makes quite a contrast with today’s sophisticated kitchen ranges, with their timers, self-cleaning ovens and precision-controlled heat levels. In the early 1940s, my day always began with my coming out of my bedroom into the kitchen, and passing by the woodburning cook stove which stood at the north end of the room. I recall it as being a nice cook stove, at least for the time. Ours was mostly of a cream color, but I want to say that there was a kind of a green cast to the outer edges of the stove’s doors and drawers.


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Monthly singing set BUNKER HILL, Mo. — The monthly singing at Bunker Hill is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 6, at the Bunker Hill Community Building located five miles north of Pineville on Missouri Hwy. W or 5 miles east of Anderson on Missouri Hwy. 76 to W. There will be a potluck dessert/ finger food table. Bill Conaway from Anderson will head the evening’s event. For more information, call Bunker on Thursdays at 223-5555 or Linda at 223-4684.

Jordans fete golden anniversary

posted: 11/03/2010 11:02 a.m.

J.W. and Nancy Jordan of Pea Ridge will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 14, in the fellowship hall of Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church.

Blackhawks mighty effort falls short

posted: 11/03/2010 11:01 a.m.

The Blackhawks had their best offensive night of the season but turnovers thwarted their upset bid as Farmington won the district battle 41-21.

Ridger Sports Blackhawk harriers run at state Saturday

posted: 11/03/2010 11 a.m.

John King’s running Blackhawks take to the field Saturday to compete in the Class AAAA State High School Cross Country Championships that will be held on the campus of Rogers High School.


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Middle school PTO The next PTO meeting will be at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the middle school cafeteria. POETRY SLAM WINNER Second place Haunted House BY CODY FOLTZ Pea Ridge Middle School student My heart is pounding like a raging river As we pull up to the haunted house My shoes crunch on the ground as I cautiously walk toward the entrance. As I enter through the dark doorway I wait blindly for my eyes to adjust Not knowing what lies ahead I enter the dimly lit chamber Hearing the eerie howls and screams My feet are boulders Then out of the darkness, it’s there A ghastly ghoul My best friend performing his part-time job. FLU SHOTS AVAILABLE Flu Shot Clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 10, at the Primary School gym. The shots will be given to students only; injections cannot be provided to any other family member.


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PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Mon., Nov. 8 — Ham and cheese sandwich, salad cup, pretzels, apple wedges with caramel. Breakfast — Pancake on a stick.

Guest Writer Secretary is new to school

posted: 11/03/2010 10:58 a.m.

GARFIELD — I interviewed our school secretary, Mrs. Michelle Jones, this week.

Harper awarded for work with FFA

posted: 11/03/2010 10:57 a.m.

BY MADISON RIZLEY Special to The Times Wes Harper, vice president of the Pea Ridge Future Farmers of America, was the winner of the supervised agriculture experience of the month. Harper’s S.A.E.

Rapid Body Reducers helps burn fat

posted: 11/03/2010 10:31 a.m.

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