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Wednesday, October 27

Council settles

posted: 10/27/2010 10:58 p.m.

Repairs to the intersection of Weston Street and Slack Street should be finished before winter, according to a settlement reached between the city and Hutchens Construction, following mediation.

State law directs city procedures

posted: 10/27/2010 10:57 p.m.

Questioning the city’s rules of procedure, resident Debbie Van Dyke addressed city attorney Howard Slinkard saying she had a concern about the September City Council meeting.

Mayor election is Tuesday

posted: 10/27/2010 10:56 p.m.

Four men are vying for the seat of mayor of Pea Ridge. The election is Tuesday, Nov. 2. Polls open at 7:30 a.m. in the community room of the Emergency Services Building.

Mule jump profitable as well as popular

posted: 10/27/2010 10:53 p.m.

The 22nd annual Mule Jump was exceptionally well attended and profited by more than $7,000, after all the expenses were counted. “It’s amazing,” said Mule Jump committee chairman Nathan See, who said the costs for sponsoring the event were $20,822 and expenses were $13,438.20.

Pastor’s Corner | Forgiveness is healing

posted: 10/27/2010 10:52 p.m.

So often we think of the disciples as being superior to ourselves. After all, they were the ones that actually walked and talked with Jesus. We tend to put them on a pedestal and idealize them. The reality is Jesus’ disciples were just normal, regular people like you and me. They experienced pain and joy just like we ourselves do. More importantly, the disciples were not perfect; they had faults just like us.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 10/27/2010 10:51 p.m.

40 years ago The 1970 Pea Ridge High School Homecoming Queen was Sheila Snow. She was pictured making her way in a white dress through a muddy field at the Pea Bowl. The parade was canceled due to rain, but the Blackhawks went on to win a 14-0 victory over Mountainburg.

THE TIMES CHURCH NEWS

posted: 10/27/2010 10:50 p.m.

Upcoming Area Church Events

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY OBITUARIES

posted: 10/27/2010 10:49 p.m.

October 27, 2010

Street work begins

posted: 10/27/2010 10:47 p.m.

Robert Rassi spreads a layer of SB2 limestone, as DECCO Construction began the Greer Street overlaying project this week.

THE TIMES CORRECTION

posted: 10/27/2010 10:47 p.m.

Catherine Killman was escorted by Dakota Coan and Kinae Sands was escorted by Jase Sharp at this year’s Pea Ridge Homecoming. The boys were incorrectly identified as the Homecoming maids’ escorts in last week’s edition, based on information received from the maids.

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE and EMS REPORTS

posted: 10/27/2010 10:46 p.m.

Incidents reported by the various Departments this week include:

HEALTH DEPARTMENT INSPECTIONS

posted: 10/27/2010 10:44 p.m.

All reports are from regular food service/food store inspections unless otherwise noted.

ON THE RECORD MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 10/27/2010 10:43 p.m.

Area Couples to Wed

SEPTEMBER SALES TAX RECEIPTS

posted: 10/27/2010 10:43 p.m.

NEBCO Receipts

COURT UPHOLDS CAPITAL MURDER CONVICTION

posted: 10/27/2010 10:41 p.m.

The Arkansas Supreme Court unanimously upheld the death sentence Thursday after rejecting Rogers resident Brandon Eugene Lacy’s arguments of a lack of evidence to justify his conviction on capital murder and aggravated robbery charges in the fatal stabbing of Garfield resident Randy Walker.

Out of My Mind | Bias freely admitted

posted: 10/27/2010 10:39 p.m.

It’s been said by some that this newspaper is showing bias about mayoral candidates. I strive very hard to not do so, but acknowledge that all newspapers are written and published by people who are subjective, no matter how hard they try to be objective.

Recipe of the Week | Pumpkin cake and bread

posted: 10/27/2010 10:38 p.m.

Pumpkin Cake | From kitchen of Louise Easley Beard, Pea Ridge

Running Lines | Your business is my business, I say

posted: 10/27/2010 10:37 p.m.

Thankfully, we don’t live in a world where we have to use our own brains, can you imagine what that would be like? I don’t even want to know what the consequences might be if we had to think for ourselves, use common sense, make our own judgments about people, ask questions, and — God forbid — make our own decisions.

’Til Next Time | How is it a bad day only gets worse?

posted: 10/27/2010 10:36 p.m.

Does everyone have a bad day now and then?

Library Notes | No tricks, just treats at the Pea Ridge Library

posted: 10/27/2010 10:36 p.m.

Just a quick note from your community library: The library will be open from 6 to 8 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 31, to all trick-or-treaters.

Now & Then | The REA brought us electricity

posted: 10/27/2010 10:35 p.m.

Electricity in our homes is so near universal today that most of us take having electricity for granted.

THE TIMES COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 10/27/2010 10:34 p.m.

Calendar and News of Upcoming Events

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 10/27/2010 10:29 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME AND FOUND ANIMALS

FLAG LOWERED

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

Pursuant to federal law, Gov. Beebe issued a proclamation declaring that the United States and Arkansas flags were to be lowered to half-staff on Oct. 22, 2010, to honor Marine Lance Corporal Irvin Martin Ceniceros of Knoxville, Ark. He was killed in action in Helmand Province, Afghanistan. The proclamation can be viewed on line at arkansas.gov.

SHILOH MUSEUM SPECIAL EVENTS

posted: 10/27/2010 10:25 p.m.

Upcoming at the museum

THE TIMES PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 10/27/2010 10:25 p.m.

Meetings this week

Defendants’ trials to be separated

posted: 10/27/2010 10:24 p.m.

Either Nicholas Johansen or Michael Shane Winters will be tried in April on charges of robbing and killing two Bentonville women.

THE TIMES COURT REPORT

posted: 10/27/2010 10:22 p.m.

Judge John A. Skaggs, presiding Richard S. Hardwicke, prosecuting attorney Sept. 14, 2010 Pulliam, Christopher Ray, 26, failure to appear, guilty.

THE TIMES HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

posted: 10/27/2010 10:20 p.m.

4-H trick-or-treat Cannonball 4-H Cloverbuds (ages 5 to 9) will trick-or-treat at 6 p.m.

Tigers escape in final quarter

posted: 10/27/2010 10:18 p.m.

After the ’Hawks gave up a touchdown early to visiting Prairie Grove, Pea Ridge held their guests out of the end zone until the final quarter before falling late in the game 20-6.

Ridger Sports | Football conference season shaking out

posted: 10/27/2010 10:17 p.m.

With the final two football games coming up this week and next, it looks like the playoff qualifiers from the district have pretty much been set. Shock of shocks, Shiloh whipped Gravette, the only other undefeated school, 49-7.

PEA RIDGE CROSS COUNTRY

posted: 10/27/2010 10:15 p.m.

The Pea Ridge junior and senior cross country teams medaled in the District 4A Cross Country Invitational held Wednesday, Oct. 20, at Shiloh Christian in Springdale.

SCHOOL SPORTS CALENDAR

posted: 10/27/2010 10:14 p.m.

Games this week

Garfield Elementary Teacher Highlight

posted: 10/27/2010 10:13 p.m.

This week I interviewed Mrs. Toni Carter, our recess and lunch teacher. Mrs. Toni Carter, our recess and lunch teacher.

Teachers receive funding

posted: 10/27/2010 10:12 p.m.

Thanks to Sonic customers, several local public school teachers now have the resources they need for their classroom and to inspire students to learn. These teachers are recent recipients of grants from Sonic’s Limeades for Learning program, in which Sonic donated more than half a million dollars in 2010 to public school teachers across the country for classroom supplies and materials. Limeades for Learning stems from Sonic’s partnership with DonorsChoose.org, a nonprofit organization that helps public school educators find resources for classroom projects they wouldn’t have funding for otherwise.

THE TIMES SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 10/27/2010 10:03 p.m.

Red Ribbon Week This week is Red Ribbon Week. The slogan this year is “A Drug Free Life Rocks.” Wednesday’s theme is “shade out drugs,” wear your sunglasses; Thursday’s theme is “a drug free life rocks,” dress as a favorite rock star; and Friday wear school colors for “Blackhawks are drug free day.” Deputy Doug Gay from the Benton County Sheriff’s Office will be here on Thursday, Oct. 28, to conduct a methamphetamine awareness presentation.

PEA RIDGE MIDDLE SCHOOL POETRY SLAM WINNER

posted: 10/27/2010 9:53 p.m.

The frosty night air had an eerie touch to it. It was an invisible coat, wrapped around me. It felt like you could actually grab a fist full of it. I shuddered as I took my first step toward doom. Ahead of me, shrieks of pure horror pierced the air like a hot knife through butter.

THE TIMES NURSE NEWS

posted: 10/27/2010 9:52 p.m.

T-dap shot required by law Arkansas state law requires that all seventh-grade students have a current T-dap shot (within the past two years).

NEBCO SCHOOL CONTESTS

posted: 10/27/2010 9:51 p.m.

Patriot’s Pen essay contest Commander Howard Schuettpelz of VFW Post 8109 announced the kick-off for this year’s VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary Patriot’s Pen essay contest.

NEBCO LUNCH MENUS

posted: 10/27/2010 9:48 p.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Tri State Propane Inc. provides clean gas heat/air

posted: 10/27/2010 9:47 p.m.

Tri State Propane Inc. provides clean heat and air from gas heat. And they strive to keep prices low with premium service. With 15 years experience, Tri State Propane is family owned and operated.

Wednesday, October 20

Mayor hopefuls speak out

posted: 10/20/2010 10:34 p.m.

Four men seeking the seat of mayor sat before a packed audience Tuesday, Oct. 12, at a mayoral forum to present their platforms and answer questions.

Starting salaries established for elected officials

posted: 10/20/2010 10:33 p.m.

Decreasing the salary for an inexperienced city official is not unique to Pea Ridge.

Child found safe after an hour

posted: 10/20/2010 10:29 p.m.

“This just isn’t like her,” cried Tina Reeves about her missing 4-year-old daughter, Katherine Elizabeth Reeves. “When we’re playing hide-and-seek, she always comes out when we call her.” For more than an hour, Tina searched — and called — for her daughter, to no avail.

Pica Pole | Mayoral forum format formulated early

posted: 10/20/2010 10:26 p.m.

Last week I had the pleasure of asking questions during the mayoral candidates forum sponsored by this newspaper.

Recipe of the Week | Deer Jerky

posted: 10/20/2010 10:24 p.m.

Courtesy of www.allrecipes.com

Arkansas Watch | Is there a link between autism and vaccines?

posted: 10/20/2010 10:23 p.m.

Autism spectrum disorders now occur in about one of every 100 children born. It’s a dreadful condition, and I have become convinced, a preventable one. I think there are specific steps we can take to reduce the incidence of autism back down to where it was in the 1960s — so rare that no one even knew what it was.

Now & Then | The farmer-plumber dug ditches with shovel and pick

posted: 10/20/2010 10:22 p.m.

I used to say I’d love to be 10 different people. That way I might be involved in the many occupations that have interested me.

THE TIMES COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 10/20/2010 10:22 p.m.

Calendar and News of Upcoming Area Events

Annual Sheriff’s Office food drive begins

posted: 10/20/2010 10:21 p.m.

The Benton County Sheriff ’s Office kicked off its annual food drive Monday.

Historical Pea Ridge .. A FRAGMENT OF AREA HISTORY

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

Pea Ridge School Halloween Queen Glenda Faye “Gwen” Gastineau Edmundson, the daughter of Pansy Gastineau, of Springdale, and the late Allan Gastineau.

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE and EMS REPORTS

posted: 10/20/2010 10:19 p.m.

Incidents reported to the Pea Ridge Police Department this week include: Three warrants served: 10/12 Travis Wiltgen, 24, Pea Ridge, probabion violation; 10/13 John Provost, 41, Garfield, theft of services; and 10/17 David Barfield, 19, Pea Ridge, contempt failure to pay fines and costs.

WAY OF HOPE OUTREACH

posted: 10/20/2010 10:17 p.m.

A Way of Hope Outreach will be held from 11 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, at the City Park.

HALLOWEEN HAPPENINGS

posted: 10/20/2010 10:16 p.m.

Illusionist to perform Christian illusionist Randall Eller is set to perform at the church at 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 30. Admission is free, there will be a candy give away and pictures in costumes.

Two Gateway Council seats contested

posted: 10/20/2010 10:14 p.m.

Two Run For Gateway Seat 3

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 10/20/2010 10:12 p.m.

40 years ago An open house for the purpose of meeting some of the Benton County candidates was announced by Golda and Fred Calvin. The Calvins issued a special invitation to all the candidates seeking offices in Pea Ridge.

Pastor’s Corner | The church goes

posted: 10/20/2010 10:12 p.m.

Recently I was reading a column written for a newspaper (no way of knowing which one) by Virginia Rose who was a member and Sunday School teacher for many years at Avoca Christian Church. She has gone to be with our Lord many years ago, yet some of the things she wrote in the article still speak much about the little church where I’ve been privileged to be pastor for, come this October, 17 years.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 10/20/2010 10:12 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS

CHURCH NEWS

posted: 10/20/2010 10:11 p.m.

Area Church Events

Early voting: Polls open Monday

posted: 10/20/2010 10:11 p.m.

Benton County voters will have their choice of four polling places across the county during early voting that began Monday and ends Nov. 1 Christine Southard, administrative assistant with the Benton County Clerk’s Office, said early voting will be available in all three of the County Clerk’s offices and at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. The clerk’s offce locations are at 215 E.

NEBCO OBITUARIES

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

October 20, 2010

Rural fire departments gifted by Harps

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

Six area volunteer fire departments received a $1,000 donation each from Harp’s recently.

VFW YOUTH ESSAY CONTESTS

posted: 10/20/2010 10:09 p.m.

Patriot’s Pen essay contest Commander Howard Schuettpelz of VFW Post 8109 announced the kick-off for this year’s VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary Patriot’s Pen essay contest.

P is for pancake

posted: 10/20/2010 10:08 p.m.

The students in Mrs. Janet Spradling’s kindergarten class recently celebrated learning about the letter/sound “P” by eating pancakes.

THE TIMES MARRIAGE LICENSE

posted: 10/20/2010 10:08 p.m.

John Boedy Perrin, 27, and Michia LiCole French, 28, both of Pea Ridge.

THE TIMES PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 10/20/2010 10:07 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 26 2:30 p.m. — Pea Ridge Library Board of Trustees meeting, Pea Ridge Library. 7 p.m. — Pea Ridge Parks Commis sion, Pea Ridge City Hall.

SCHOOL NURSE NEWS

posted: 10/20/2010 10:07 p.m.

Attention Parents: There are still have 60 seventh-graders who have not gotten the T-dap shot.

THE TIMES CORRECTION

posted: 10/20/2010 10:07 p.m.

Gateway Mayor Lida Schnitzer is 73. Her age was incorrectly reported in last week’s edition of The Times. As a matter of policy, The Times of Northeast Benton County will publish corrections of errors in fact that have been printed in the newspaper. The corrections will be made as soon as possible after the error has been brought to the attention of the editor at 451-1196.

From The Mayor

updated: 10/20/2010 10:06 p.m.

Welcome to Pea Ridge and the 22nd annual Mule Jump.

Billington/Addington to wed

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

Michael and Starla Billington of Pea Ridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Victoria Leigh, to Casey Trent Addington of Decatur.

2010 PEA RIDGE MULE JUMP WINNERS

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

List of winners

Hart wants to end city speed traps

posted: 10/20/2010 10:01 p.m.

Claiming there are speed traps in the city, mayoral candidate Col. Joe Hart has requested to be put on this month’s City Council agenda. The Pea Ridge City Council regular meeting is set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 19, at City Hall.

Arkansas Watch | Home sales down, refinancing not feasible

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

I gave some advice in a column about two months ago. Some of it was good advice and some, if you live in Pea Ridge, may not have been. It’s time to explain.

Blackhawk youth football excels

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

The northwest Arkansas youth football league developed in 1992 and the Pea Ridge Blackhawks joining in 1993. For the first time in 17 years, all three teams — 4th5th- and 6th-grade youth teams are tied for first place or are in first place at the top leading the pack alone dominating the competition.

2010 PRHS HOMECOMING SCHEDULE

posted: 10/20/2010 9:57 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 15 8:15 a.m. — Pep rally, Pea Ridge High School gym

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 10/20/2010 9:47 p.m.

40 years ago The Pea Ridge City Council voted to purchase two downtown buildings as a city hall.

Kitchen closed due to smoke damage

posted: 10/20/2010 8:46 p.m.

A three-alarm fire at the Pea Ridge High School Tuesday, Oct. 5, was quickly downgraded when Pea Ridge firefighters arrived on the scene to find a clothes dryer had caught on fire, igniting a mop head and insulation.

Blackhawks barely miss upsetting Hillbillies

posted: 10/20/2010 6:13 p.m.

The first play of the game proved to be perhaps the most decisive one as the Ozark Hillbillies escaped with a narrow 14-12 victory over the steadily improving Pea Ridge Blackhawks.

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY SPORTS CALENDAR

posted: 10/20/2010 6:08 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 21 7 p.m. — Jr. high football at Prairie Grove Friday, Oct. 22 7 p.m. — PRHS football vs. Prairie Grove Saturday, Oct. 23 4- through 6-grade youth football vs. Gentry 9 a.m. — Pea Ridge youth football, third best record vs. fourth best record 10 a.m. — Pea Ridge youth football, second best record vs. first best record Tuesday, Oct. 26 - Thursday, Oct. 28 Volleyball State tourney at Berryville High School.

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 10/20/2010 6:05 p.m.

Middle School book fair The Pea Ridge Middle School book fair will be Oct. 18 – 22. The fair will be open until 6 p.m.

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY LUNCH MENUS

posted: 10/20/2010 6:04 p.m.

PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Mon., Oct. 25 — Mini corn dogs, baked beans, raw veggie strips with ranch, rosy applesauce.Breakfast — Egg and toast.

Louie the Lightning Bug brings electrical safety message

posted: 10/20/2010 5:58 p.m.

SWEPCO’s safety “spokesbug” Louie the Lightning Bug and friends presented an interactive educational touring theater show, teaching kids how to “play it safe around electricity,” Friday, Oct. 15, at Pea Ridge Primary School SWEPCO sponsors the program in its electric service territory and power plant locations in Arkansas Louisiana and Texas.

Garfield Elementary principal highlighted

posted: 10/20/2010 7:53 a.m.

GARFIELD — This week, Mrs. Anita Turner, school principal, was interviewed.

Ridger Sports Controlled violence is an oxymoron

posted: 10/20/2010 1:04 a.m.

When I found out that there was a TV crew at the Ozark/Pea Ridge game last week, I rushed home as soon as I could to catch it on the news. Sure enough, the Pea Ridge homecoming game was on, as well as a bunch of other game highlights.

Wednesday, October 13

Daycare denied

posted: 10/13/2010 9:52 p.m.

A dangerous access driveway prompted Planning Commission members to deny a home occupation approved in August.

Mule Jump brings in large crowd

posted: 10/13/2010 9:52 p.m.

“I keep saying I’m gonna retire her,” Jerry Nelson said of his 37-year-old mule, Babes, “but she keeps wanting to go.” Babes won the 51-inches and over mule jump by clearing 51 inches. Nelson said the two go to about 15 to 20 jumps a year. Babes was just one of about 40 mules competing for prizes from ribbons, to trophies, cash and belt buckles in several different events.

Spanning the gateway

posted: 10/13/2010 9:49 p.m.

Reminiscent of the arch which spanned the highway leading east out of Gateway, a new arch is rising just off U.S.

Pastor’s Corner | Good news in tough times!

posted: 10/13/2010 9:47 p.m.

Have you ever felt that you are at the end of the line? I do not know that in my ministry, not only in the local church but in the communities in which I serve, I have seen more trials and tough times than I have the last few years. Perhaps it is the economy, perhaps it is the culture, perhaps it is I am just getting older and more observant and sensitive to these things, yet I must say it is really a tough time for many of us.

THE TIMES CHURCH NEWS

posted: 10/13/2010 9:46 p.m.

Announcements and upcoming church events

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY OBITUARIES

posted: 10/13/2010 9:44 p.m.

October 13, 2010

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE and EMS REPORTS

posted: 10/13/2010 9:42 p.m.

Incidents reported by area departments this week include:

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 10/13/2010 9:39 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS\

THE TIMES PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 10/13/2010 9:37 p.m.

Friday, Oct. 15 10 a.m. — Benton County Election Commission, Election Commission office, 105 SE Executive Drive, Suite 1, Bentonville.

NEBCO MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 10/13/2010 9 p.m.

Local couples file

CLARIFICATION - THE TIMES

posted: 10/13/2010 8:59 p.m.

Brandon Sizemore was booked into the Benton County Jail Wednesday, Sept. 29, after being transferred to Benton County from the Arkansas Department of Corrections, where he is incarcerated. It was reported he was arrested in last week’s edition of The Times. At the request of the family, The Times is clarifying his status.

LITTLE FLOCK FIRE DEPARTMENT

posted: 10/13/2010 8:58 p.m.

Incidents reported this week to the Little Flock Fire Department include:

NEBCO CLUB NEWS

posted: 10/13/2010 8:57 p.m.

Area Clubs Report

Recipe of the Week - Spiced Apple Carrot Cake

posted: 10/13/2010 8:56 p.m.

From kitchen of Nancy Schisler, Springdale

’Til Next Time | Brightwater Bazaar lunch is a bargain

posted: 10/13/2010 8:47 p.m.

This is something I’d jotted down a couple of weeks ago, and now I forget why: “Yes, Sam Walton and I will stoop over to pick up a penny!” I wore one of my sister’s coats all the time I was up north.

Lynch Pen | Self-centeredness is crux of today’s problems

posted: 10/13/2010 8:46 p.m.

I hope this doesn’t sound too pessimistic, but our nation has some serious problems right now — unemployment, greed, the Washington political establishment, bloated state budgets, etc.

THE TIMES LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 10/13/2010 8:45 p.m.

Fire department pays high price

Now & Then | Fixin’ fences was rewarding work for young boy on farm

posted: 10/13/2010 8:41 p.m.

Those who are familiar with life on a dairy farm or cattle farm know that from time to time the farmer has to spend some time fixing fence. When I was a boy, I used to think that I could do pretty well at fixing fence; and even though fence repairs can be strenuous and vexing, I don’t remember minding too much whenever I was assigned that task by my dad.

NEBCO COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 10/13/2010 8:39 p.m.

Calendar and Highlights of Upcoming Events

Camp celebrates 70th

posted: 10/13/2010 8:36 p.m.

Derry Camp was surprised with a party Sunday, Oct. 3, to celebrate his 70th birthday, which was Friday, Oct. 1.

BOOK FAIR

posted: 10/13/2010 7:53 p.m.

A Scholastic Book Fair is being held in the library at Pea Ridge Intermediate School downtown Wednesday, Oct. 11, through Wednesday, Oct. 20, according to school librarian Dede Brock.

THE TIMES LUNCH MENUS

posted: 10/13/2010 7:41 p.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Ridger Sports | ’Hawks press Gentry hard, but fall late in conference game

posted: 10/13/2010 5:45 p.m.

The ’Hawks used an attacking, hustling defense to keep the heavily-favored Gentry Pioneers off the scoreboard for nearly the whole first half before mistakes led to two quick scores just before the intermission.

Arellano, Levings take Flying Mule 5K

posted: 10/13/2010 5:44 p.m.

The second annual Flying Mule 5K run involved 40 runners Saturday.

THE TIMES SPORTS CALENDAR

posted: 10/13/2010 5:43 p.m.

Monday, Oct. 11- Thursday, Oct. 14

CC WINNERS

posted: 10/13/2010 5:42 p.m.

Top runners from Rogers Mountaineer Cross Country meet Tuesday, Oct. 5.

Marching band competition slated

posted: 10/13/2010 5:41 p.m.

The Blackhawk Bank will compete at Heritage High School, which will host the first ever War Eagle Classic Marching Competition Saturday, Oct. 16, at Gates Stadium in Rogers. The preliminary competition begins at noon with 13 bands competing in three classes. The eight topscoring bands will then compete in the open class finals competition which begins at 5 p.m. and concludes at 8 p.m. A total of 38 impressive trophies will be awarded.

NURSE NEWS

posted: 10/13/2010 5:36 p.m.

Flu Shot Clinic will be from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m.

THE TIMES SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 10/13/2010 5:34 p.m.

Seventh grade poetry slam

Two vie for Gateway mayor

posted: 10/13/2010 5:31 p.m.

Lida Schnitzer and David White

Nowak, Maresh Seek Garfield Council Seat

posted: 10/13/2010 5:28 p.m.

Editor’s note: Incumbent Eugene Nowak and Maryanne Maresh are candidates for Position 3 on the Garfield City Council. The general election is Nov. 2.

Two seek Position 5 on Avoca City Council

posted: 10/13/2010 5:27 p.m.

Editor’s Note: Jordan Sullivan and Jeannie D. Varnell are candidates for Position 5 on Avoca City Council.

Look in their eyes

posted: 10/13/2010 5:26 p.m.

The secret is in the eyes, said judge Leonard Bowen, describing what he looks for in a mule. Bowen, of Marble, Ark., has raised mules for 17 years, but raises mules for trail riding — pleasure mules, he said.

Cornerstone Pharmacy brings back tradition of service

posted: 10/13/2010 3:02 p.m.

Cornerstone Pharmacy is a family-owned business with Jim and Lorri Graham working side-by-side. Sons Ryan and Nick also help out.

Wednesday, October 6

Mayor candidates to face off at public forum

posted: 10/06/2010 11:57 p.m.

A forum for the four mayoral candidates is scheduled for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 12, in the community room of the Emergency Services Building and is open to the public.

Hart denies past bid for mayor

posted: 10/06/2010 11:54 p.m.

Mayoral candidate Col. F. Joe Hart, 89, denies he twice ran for mayor in the 1990s, even though numerous newspaper articles prove he did.

New town park being built in Garfield

posted: 10/06/2010 11:53 p.m.

A playground with a slide, climbing wall, rung ladder and crawl tunnel, a pavilion and a half basketball court are scheduled for the new city park to be built on the land adjacent to City Hall and Station 1 of Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department at Garfield.

In His Study | Which path to choose?

posted: 10/06/2010 11:52 p.m.

“Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life and honor.” Proverbs 21:21 NRSV “In God I have put my trust; I will not be afraid.

THE TIMES CHURCH NEWS

posted: 10/06/2010 11:46 p.m.

Avoca Christian Church The church will celebrate its 100th year anniversary Oct. 10. There will be a re-dedication ceremony at 11 a.m., followed by a lunch hosted by the church in the community building adjacent to the church at 209 Main St. There will be games and activities for all ages, door prizes, a hay ride, music and more. Everyone is invited.

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE and EMS REPORTS

posted: 10/06/2010 11:41 p.m.

Incidents reported by the various department this week include:

THE TIMES OBITUARIES

posted: 10/06/2010 11:36 p.m.

October 6, 2010

Death investigation ruled accidental

posted: 10/06/2010 11:36 p.m.

The Benton County Sheriff’s Office investigation into the April shooting death of 7-year-old Gwendolyn Cox has been concluded.

BENTON COUNTY COURT

posted: 10/06/2010 11:35 p.m.

Ward pled not guilty Robert Dale Ward, 51, is charged with kidnapping, a class A felony. He pleaded not guilty to the charge during an arraignment before Circuit Judge David Clinger on Monday. Ward, of Garfield, faces up to 60 years in prison in connection with the attempted kidnapping of a 13-year-old boy.

BENTON COUNTY PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 10/06/2010 11:31 p.m.

Meetings this week and next

Arkansas Watch | Repentance is essential

posted: 10/06/2010 11:30 p.m.

I have noticed a disturbing trend even here, where good parents who are church-going folks fail to transmit their values to the next generation. I believe a part of the problem is that churches are too fearful of “condemning” people to preach the Bible.

THE TIMES LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 10/06/2010 11:24 p.m.

Family grateful - We would like to thank everyone for all their kind words, prayers, food, flowers and cards during this difficult time of losing our loving daughter, sister, wife and mother. Many words cannot express how thankful we are for the many acts of kindness from all our family and friends.

Now & Then | Apples galore - a bumper crop to harvest

posted: 10/06/2010 11:19 p.m.

For the last couple of weeks, whenever I could find time, I have been harvesting apples. Sometimes I am imagining that I am living in 1910, and apples are still the biggest thing around as a money crop for rural people in Benton County.

BENTON COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 10/06/2010 11:18 p.m.

Area Upcoming Events Calendar and News

GARFIELD ELEMENTARY FALL CARNIVAL

posted: 10/06/2010 11:13 p.m.

The fall carnival will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 23, in the gym.

Quilt winners named

posted: 10/06/2010 11:11 p.m.

Over 100 antique and contemporary quilts were entered in the Ozark Quilt Fair at the Shiloh Museum Saturday, Sept. 11. Visitors to the quilt fair voted on their choices of the best antique and contemporary quilts exhibited.

Benton County Republican fall rally

posted: 10/06/2010 11:08 p.m.

The 25th Annual Republican Party of Benton County Fall Rally begins 1 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 10, at the Northwest Arkansas Nonprofit Center in Rogers. The rally provides people an opportunity to meet and have lunch with federal, state and local Republican candidates.

Two honored

posted: 10/06/2010 11:06 p.m.

Cassi Lapp and John Brown accepted certificates of distinguished service presented by Howard Schuettpelz, commander, and members of VFW Post 8109 recently for their promotion of the VFW golf tournament.

Corn crop for cash and cleansing soil

posted: 10/06/2010 11:04 p.m.

Capitalizing on the good corn market, but also recognizing that it may improve the water quality, Jason Fletcher and Sheldon Shrader have been planting corn in fields formerly full of fescue.

Young cheerleaders

posted: 10/06/2010 11:02 p.m.

The 2010 second-grade cheer squad includes Ravin Cawthon, Bayleigh Cloud, Samantha Dobbins, Avery Escajeda, Katelyn Ferguson, Karenna Foster, Zaelea Harris, Alison Hiett, Gracelyn Hissong, Sammy Huffman, Kailey King, Myka Leach, Sydney Pejsa, Harmony Reynolds, Karlina Rodriguez, Abby Ryals, Alexis Sayre, Olivia Scates and Hayley West.

Blackhawk runners medal

posted: 10/06/2010 11:01 p.m.

The junior boys cross country team took home the second place trophy at the meet in Siloam Springs Sept. 25.

THE TIMES SPORTS BRIEFS

posted: 10/06/2010 10:58 p.m.

Athletic punch cards available

GARFIELD SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 10/06/2010 10:57 p.m.

We have lots of events happening in October at Garfield School.

VFW YOUTH ESSAY CONTEST

posted: 10/06/2010 10:53 p.m.

Patriot’s Pen essay contest VFW Post 8109 announced the kick-off for this year’s VFW and its Ladies Auxiliary Patriot’s Pen essay contest, a nationwide competition for students in grades six, seven and eight.

Teaching from the heart comes easy for teacher

posted: 10/06/2010 10:52 p.m.

Evelyn Villarreal knows what it’s like to speak a different language than everyone around her. She grew up in southern California speaking Spanish in her home, and learned English when she went to school.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 10/06/2010 10:45 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS

Opening street

posted: 10/06/2010 10:44 p.m.

Nathan See, Street Department employee, and Mayor Jackie Crabtree remove the “Street Closed” sign opening North Davis on Tuesday, Sept. 21. The street was closed for a drainage project and the construction of a concrete box culvert. The street will be resurfaced soon, according to Crabtree.

MULE JUMP DIRECTIONS

posted: 10/06/2010 10:38 p.m.

How to get the the festival

MULE JUMP Booths

posted: 10/06/2010 10:37 p.m.

Listing of booths 2010

Mule vernacular for the mule lovers

posted: 10/06/2010 10:22 p.m.

Donkey — World wide name for the ass family. Jack, Jackass, Jack Ass — The male of the ass family, equis asinus.

Mules adaptability foundational to their value

posted: 10/06/2010 10:21 p.m.

The mule is the offspring resulting from the mating of a jack and a mare.

MULE JUMP 2009 Winners

posted: 10/06/2010 10:19 p.m.

Halter Class, 51” and under 1st — Baxter, Jerry Nelson of Liberty, Mo.

Mules jumpin’, dogs huntin’ - integral part of ’coon hunting

posted: 10/06/2010 9:09 p.m.

The 22nd annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump, expected to be attended by thousands of people, began as an aside to earlier fall festivals.

MULE JUMP Class Sponsors

posted: 10/06/2010 9:08 p.m.

Halter Class, under 51” Pea Ridge Tire Halter, 51” and over Johns State Rep. Donna Hutchinson Halter, 51” and over Mollies State Rep. Donna Hutchinson Barrel, youth Pea Ridge Optimist Club Barrel, adult Webb’s Feed & Seed Flag, adult Collier’s Drug, Pea Ridge Flag, youth Pea Ridge Optimist Club Pole Bending, adult Pea Ridge Women’s Business Association Pole Bending, youth Pea Ridge Optimist Club Boot Races, adult McClellan Consulting Engineers, Inc Boot races, youth Pea Ridge Optimist Club Mule Jump, under 51” Autumn Place Retirement Mule Jump, 51” and over Collier’s Drug, Pea Ridge Mule Jump, Pro CenturyLink Most Amazing/Entertaining Kelly/Kelly Inc.

MULE JUMP Working together

posted: 10/06/2010 9:07 p.m.

Thank you for coming to the 22nd annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump.

There are new faces at Collier Drug

posted: 10/06/2010 9:07 p.m.

Brenna Neumann is the new pharmacist at Collier Drug in Pea Ridge.

LIBRARY BOOK SALE

posted: 10/06/2010 9:05 p.m.

There will be a book sale at the Pea Ridge Public Library beginning at 9 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 9. Librarian Linda Whitaker said the prices are low on a good selection of books.

Seven young ladies selected to Homecoming Court

posted: 10/06/2010 9:05 p.m.

Kimberly Cribbs, 17, daughter of Patrick and Rosangela Cribbs, has lived in Pea Ridge 13 years. She plans to major in chemical engineering.

BENTON COUNTY LUNCH MENUS

posted: 10/06/2010 9:04 p.m.

PEA RIDGE and GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ELEMENTARY SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 10/06/2010 9 p.m.

Donations needed - Students in second grade at Pea Ridge Primary School will put together three themed baskets for the Fall Festival silent auction Oct. 25. There will be a fall basket, a Christmas basket and a movie themed basket. Proceeds will benefit the classrooms.

Local online art gallery third in U.S.

posted: 10/06/2010 9 p.m.

The Pea Ridge Elementary online art gallery has earned the distinction of being the most all-time visited exhibition of its kind in the state of Arkansas, while also attaining the number three national ranking in the current Artsonia national art competition.

Ridger Sports Shiloh shows class combating Blackhawks

posted: 10/06/2010 8:58 p.m.

In a game many thought might be the blowouts of blowouts, Shiloh topped Pea Ridge 35-0 in conference action last week.

CLUB NEWS Pea Ridge Historical Society

posted: 10/06/2010 8:57 p.m.

The Pea Ridge Historical Society met at 6 p.m. Sept. 28 at the museum.

Lynch Pen | Is change the word of the day in the political arena?

posted: 10/06/2010 8:57 p.m.

The citizens of Pea Ridge will have no excuse for casting an ‘uninformed vote’ in next month’s election of a city mayor. The Times and editor Annette Beard have done an outstanding job of providing detailed information on the four candidates and the issue of the mayor’s salary should draw every voter’s attention to the election.

Pea Ridge School Board to meet

posted: 10/06/2010 8:56 p.m.

The Pea Ridge School Board will welcome its newest member, Ann Cato, and reorganize the board at the monthly meeting set for 6 p.m. Monday, Oct. 11. The board will also:

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 10/06/2010 8:56 p.m.

40 years ago The first public appearance of the Pea Ridge School Band was Monday, Oct. 12, 1970. Miss Mabel Hardy, PTA president, announced the band would be featured at the meeting.