News 2010 September

Stories for September 2010

Wednesday, September 29

THE TIMES SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 09/29/2010 9:45 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.

PEA RIDGE SPORTS CALENDAR

posted: 09/29/2010 9:44 p.m.

Calendar and News of Upcoming School and Youth Sports

Blackhawks plucked by Lions

posted: 09/29/2010 9:43 p.m.

“If adversity were valuable, we’d all be rich,” Pea Ridge head football coach Tony Travis said after the 33-0 loss pinned on his Blackhawks at the hands of the Gravette Lions in the conference opener.

THE TIMES LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 09/29/2010 9:42 p.m.

To the Citizens of Pea Ridge Due to the controversy and firestorm over last week’s City Council meeting events, I should like to take this opportunity to detail a few of the FACTS.

Out of My Mind | Get all the facts before passing judgment

posted: 09/29/2010 9:41 p.m.

This week, Pea Ridge City Council members voted to decrease the salary for the office of mayor for the term beginning Jan.

Recipe of the Week | Breakfast casserole

posted: 09/29/2010 9:40 p.m.

From the kitchen of Angela Nuno Recipes to Remember; Women’s Business Association of Pea Ridge 1 pkg. crescent rolls 1 lb. sausage 6 to 8 eggs 1/2 c. chopped onion 1/4 to 1/2 c. bell pepper 1 c. shredded cheese 1 pkg. shredded hash browns Salt and pepper Cook sausage until done; add onion and pepper. Cook until tender. Unroll crescent rolls in 9-inch by 13-inch cake pan. Press to cover bottom of pan. Spread hash browns on top of crescent rolls. Layer sausage mixture.

PEA RIDGE PLANNING COMMISSION

posted: 09/29/2010 9:17 p.m.

Representatives from the Pea Ridge School District will present plans for the new multi-purpose facility at Pea Ridge High School to the Pea Ridge Planning Commission at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 5, at City Hall.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 09/29/2010 9:16 p.m.

40 years ago - Pea Ridge School Board members spent considerable time discussing matters of the athletic department budget with assistant coach Fred Austin, who complained the coaches had not been given a solid figure on the amount they could spend on athletic needs. Superintendent Andrew Widener said they had spent about $1,300 already that year, leaving only $500 in the budget to include sweaters for senior letterman, trophies, etc.

Car’s owner amazed

posted: 09/29/2010 8:51 p.m.

Deputies told Jesse Jordan of Bentonville that it couldn’t have taken longer than 10 minutes for the 15-year-old juvenile involved in last week’s pursuit through Pea Ridge to steal his Kia Rio from outside his home in broad daylight.

Gun range in city shot down

posted: 09/29/2010 4:50 p.m.

Steve Guthrie was sworn in as the newest City Council member and took his seat for the regular September meeting.

Salary for mayor reduced

posted: 09/29/2010 4:49 p.m.

After a tied vote, three motions and seconds and an abstention, the salary for the office of mayor was lowered from $40,000 to $26,050 for the term beginning Jan. 1, 2011.

Mayoral candidates speak

posted: 09/29/2010 4:48 p.m.

Rick Webb say’s he’s running because he has a passion for this town. He said his proven leadership on the School Board attests to his capability.

County truck stolen

posted: 09/29/2010 4:48 p.m.

Benton County Sheriff’s deputy Chad Wales and criminal investigator Brandon Davis collected evidence at the east side Benton County Road Department yard in Garfield from which a truck was stolen Wednesday, Sept. 22.

Pastor’s Corner | Saul’s‘ride’ to Damascus

posted: 09/29/2010 4:47 p.m.

Not so long ago while discussing Scripture in Sunday school, I made a quick reference to Saul and his early persecution of those who were believing in Jesus and how he had been “knocked off his horse,” only to find himself confronted by no-other than Jesus, the One he was actually persecuting.

THE TIMES CHURCH NEWS

posted: 09/29/2010 4:44 p.m.

Area Churches Report

NEBCO OBITUARIES

posted: 09/29/2010 4:42 p.m.

September 29, 2010

POLICE, SHERIFF AND FIRE REPORTS

posted: 09/29/2010 4:41 p.m.

Incidents reported by the various departments this week include:

NEBCO PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 09/29/2010 4:39 p.m.

Meetings next week

NEBCO MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 09/29/2010 4:37 p.m.

September 29, 2010

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 09/29/2010 4:37 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS

SEW WITH COTTON CONTEST

posted: 09/29/2010 4:36 p.m.

The Benton County Farm Bureau Women’s Committee is sponsoring their annual “Sew with Cotton” contest on Nov. 7 at 6:30.

’Til Next Time | To wash or not to wash

posted: 09/29/2010 4:13 p.m.

When the weather turned a little cooler, I was anxious to turn off the A/C and let some of that fresh, clean air blow through. One day, after arriving home from a junior varsity game, I saw a flash of movement and knew it was a mouse. Time to get the box of D-Con out in the store room and place it in hidden areas. Knowing the damage that a singe mouse can do, I felt no guilt about plotting for its demise, and what if there were more than one?

Now & Then | Horses were indispensable to daily life in years gone by

posted: 09/29/2010 4:10 p.m.

Some 170 years ago, steam-powered boats and locomotives began to show up as alternatives to sailing ships and horse-drawn wagons, carriages and carts. By the 1890s, internal combustion engines began appearing as power plants for a new idea, the automobile. In the 120 years since 1890, the automobile has become so widespread and popular that it has for all intents and purposes replaced horses for ordinary transportation.

NEBCO COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 09/29/2010 3:29 p.m.

Calendar and News of Area Upcoming Events

Mayorial Candidate | Col F. Joe Hart

posted: 09/29/2010 3:24 p.m.

Why do you want to be mayor? I’d like to give back to the city for the years I’ve lived here and I think there are a lot of improvements that could be made like the management of the city functions — the Street Department and all those departments.

Mayorial Candidate | Rick Webb

posted: 09/29/2010 1:53 p.m.

Why do you want to be mayor? I think it’s a great opportunity in my life. This is something that I’ve thought about for quite some time. Right now is a good time. It’s a good opportunity ; any time you get an opportunity to serve your community; you need to do it. It’s something I really, really want to do.

Mayorial Candidate | Boyd McNiel

posted: 09/29/2010 1:52 p.m.

Why do you want to be mayor? Because I feel like I can provide service as a citizen, I have been on this side of the counter as far as the city is concerned and I can see where improvement needs to be made on all aspects. You always say ‘If I was in charge I’d do things this way.’ This is my opportunity to try to be in charge, to do my best.

Mayorial Candidate | Jackie Crabtree

posted: 09/29/2010 1:50 p.m.

Why do you want to be mayor? We’ve accomplished a lot of things over the years I’ve been in office. We have a lot of opportunity. Yes, we have a bad economy, but with my experience, we can get over that. I think there’s business out there we can attract. I want to help us grow and our community grow.

Mayoral Candidate Bios

posted: 09/29/2010 1:48 p.m.

About the Candidates

Ridger Sports | AAAA gets reshuffled as gridiron season gets underway

posted: 09/29/2010 1:43 p.m.

4A-1 gets reshuffled For the past few years, you could almost recite by memory who the top four teams in the leaguer will be. Of course, Shiloh with its transplanted cast of stars will always be seeded the top spot with Farmington, Prairie Grove and Gravette almost always jockeying for the other three spots for the district’s upper tier teams.

Pee Wee football begins in earnest

posted: 09/29/2010 1:41 p.m.

The second- and third grade Pee Wee football season is finally underway with the first games played Saturday, Sept. 18.

SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

posted: 09/29/2010 1:31 p.m.

Coca-Cola Scholars Foundation National 50 @ $20,000 each, 200 @ $10,000 each

Suspect pursued over hills, through fields, by air

posted: 09/29/2010 1:28 p.m.

Tessa Reyna was grilling dinner outside her house on Hickman Road when she saw a young male running, then walking through the field in front of her house. She thought it was suspicious and called the police department.

New officer not new to law

posted: 09/29/2010 1:26 p.m.

For Clela Eggebrecht, the newest police officer in town, law enforcement is a family affair.

Volunteers needed for Mule Jump

posted: 09/29/2010 1:25 p.m.

The Pea Ridge Mule Jump committee is looking for volunteers to help with activities the day of the event. Volunteers are needed to assist with kid’s events, inflatables, parking and more.

Nebco Turkey Shoot and Rib cook-off

posted: 09/29/2010 1:24 p.m.

NEBCO RIB COOKOFF WINNERS

2010 YOUTH FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

posted: 09/29/2010 1:22 p.m.

SECOND THROUGH SIXTH GRADES

PEE WEE FOOTBALL ROSTER

posted: 09/29/2010 1:20 p.m.

Pea Ridge Blackhawks

CLUB NEWS Bunker Hill monthly singing

posted: 09/29/2010 12:42 a.m.

BUNKER HILL, Mo.

Wednesday, September 22

Cato Beats Keller for School Board Position

posted: 09/22/2010 2:41 p.m.

Voters in Pea Ridge elected Ann Cato to Position 5 on the school board.

Davis Street opens

posted: 09/22/2010 9:20 a.m.

Traffic began to flow on North Davis Street again Tuesday after city Street Department employees finished back-filling the surface along the curb south of the new drainage culvert.

Signs of the times

posted: 09/22/2010 9:18 a.m.

Every weekend the two main intersections in town on Curtis Avenue are deluged with signs — yard and garage sale signs usually.

Beta Alpha works behind the scenes

posted: 09/22/2010 9:17 a.m.

Many of the young parents attending the array of community events in Pea Ridge — the Pea Ridge Fair, the Easter egg hunt and the Christmas parade — were not born when Dorothy Williams and nine other ladies chartered the Beta Alpha Sorority in town and began sponsoring the fair. For nearly half a century, the ladies of Beta Alpha Sorority have worked behind the scenes to provide family activities for the community. The annual Christmas parade was begun more than 10 years ago and is also sponsored by the sorority.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 09/22/2010 9:13 a.m.

40 years ago Pea Ridge School announced it would again publish an annual (yearbook ). The total price was $4, with the down payment of $1.50 to be paid when the books were ordered and the remainder when they were delivered in April.

Pastor’s Corner | Best seats still available

posted: 09/22/2010 9:12 a.m.

Have you ever thought much about seating? Like when you go to the movies, do you like to sit up front, in the middle or in the back?

THE TIMES CHURCH NEWS

posted: 09/22/2010 9:12 a.m.

Area Church Events and Announcements

THE TIMES OBITUARIES

posted: 09/22/2010 9:09 a.m.

September 22, 2010

POLICE, SHERIFF AND FIRE REPORTS

posted: 09/22/2010 9:08 a.m.

Incidents reported this week to area departments include:

AUGUST SALES TAX RECEIPTS

posted: 09/22/2010 9:04 a.m.

August 2010

CONCORDIA RETIREMENT COMMUNITY

posted: 09/22/2010 9:03 a.m.

Concordia Retirement Community will host an open house from 11:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. Wednesday, Sept. 22. Feast on brats and all the fixin’s, plus enjoy live entertainment and enter for a chance to win a door prize including two tickets to a “Live on Stage” performance.

Running Lines | Respectfully display Stars and Stripes

posted: 09/22/2010 8:56 a.m.

The rain and wind is inevitable and unpredictable, but the treatment of the United States flag is not something to be neglected.

Recipe of the Week | Sherry’s Artichoke Chicken

posted: 09/22/2010 8:54 a.m.

From the kitchen of Fred’s Hickory Inn Restaurant Recipes of the Ozarks

Now & Then | We still love horses

posted: 09/22/2010 8:53 a.m.

In the Sept. 1 edition of The Times two weeks ago, I was interested in the photo from 1920 which was run in the historical Pea Ridge feature.

Arkansas Watch | Truth should be preferable over power

posted: 09/22/2010 8:52 a.m.

Many young people today are ingrained agnostics. That is, they don’t have faith in anybody, or any thing, or any belief system. To them, all authorities are questionable and should be questioned.

THE TIMES LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 09/22/2010 8:51 a.m.

September 22, 2010

THE TIMES COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 09/22/2010 8:47 a.m.

Upcoming Event News and Calendar

Fitzners celebrate 25 anniversary

posted: 09/22/2010 8:43 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Jerry Fitzner will celebrate 25 years of marriage Sept. 28.

NEBCO’s 17th annual Turkey Shoot slated Saturday

posted: 09/22/2010 8:42 a.m.

The 17th annual Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department and EMS Turkey Shoot and Rib Cook-Off will be held from 9 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, at NEBCO Fire Station 1 and Community Center in Garfield.

JACKET SCHOOL REUNION SET

posted: 09/22/2010 8:39 a.m.

JACKET, Mo. — The Jacket School reunion will be held at 9 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 25, off Missouri Hwy. KK on the old George Carden farm. This will be a pot-luck event. For more information, call Sarah Gundel at 417-341-8652.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 09/22/2010 8:38 a.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS

Four men charged with battery

posted: 09/22/2010 8:37 a.m.

Four men were arrested and the investigation is continuing into an assault that occurred Thursday night on the parking lot of Blackhawk Stadium.

Blackhawks plunder Pirates 14-8

posted: 09/22/2010 8:34 a.m.

GREENLAND — Winning can cure a lot of ills and the Blackhawks’ 14-8 victory over the Greenland Pirates couldn’t have come at a better time in a game described by head coach Tony Travis as “the sweetest victory that I have ever been a part of.” The Blackhawks won their initial victory of the 2010 season in a game fraught with emotion and adversity.

Ridger Sports| Life can change in as little as 54 seconds

posted: 09/22/2010 8:31 a.m.

It was in the last minute of the contest when a Blackhawk crossed into the opponents’ end zone to give Pea Ridge the chance to win the game, a blessed event for a victory-starved football team. For the second Friday night in a row, nearly identical scenarios have confronted the gridiron ’Hawks in their quest to win their first game of the season. It was as some say, “deja vu all over again.”

Blackhawks defeat Prairie Grove

posted: 09/22/2010 8:30 a.m.

The fourth-grade Blackhawks kicked off the 2010 season at Prairie Grove Sept. 11. The offense put 14 points on the board at the first away game, thanks to the outstanding offensive line led by Dalton Nesbitt, Nathan Wood, Jonathan Adams, Cooper Ferguson and the middle man Mason McAllister.

PEA RIDGE CROSS COUNTRY

posted: 09/22/2010 8:26 a.m.

The Pea Ridge High School cross country team faced local teams at a meet in Holiday Island Sept. 18. The senior boys placed first in the 4A/5A division 5K run, with Evan Tillman medalling for 13th place with a time of 19:30 and Colton Holtgrewe medalling in 20th place with a time of 20:11.

SPORTS CALENDAR

posted: 09/22/2010 8:25 a.m.

Calendar of Sports Events

THE TIMES LUNCH MENUS

posted: 09/22/2010 8:23 a.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS Sept. 27 — Oct 1

Students score well in math

posted: 09/22/2010 8:21 a.m.

Last year’s fifth grade class at Pea Ridge Intermediate School tested in the 90th percentile in math, well above both the state and region average of 74 and 77 percent, respectively.

BENTON COUNTY SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 09/22/2010 8:19 a.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.

Boyd earns 2nd place

posted: 09/22/2010 8:18 a.m.

Fifth-grader Emily Boyd finished in second place after being named as one of 12 national finalists in the Artsonia /Dick Blick National Artist of the Week.

See and feel the difference in a Goodman home

posted: 09/22/2010 7:44 a.m.

Goodman Construction, Inc., knows their priorities before building or remodeling. That’s because they encourage clients to get actively involved throughout the process to guarantee satisfaction. Their cutting edge approach to efficiency and affordability includes a thoughtful mix of current, durable and energy saving materials, and they provide site-specifi c design ideas that help minimize the bottom line on utility costs.

Wednesday, September 15

Stranger offered rides to children

posted: 09/15/2010 1:09 p.m.

The bus was running late and a gray-haired man in a white van stopped in front of a driveway at 17683 Gann Ridge Road and offered a 12-year-old girl a ride. She declined.

Season passes return

posted: 09/15/2010 1:08 p.m.

Athletic passes will soon be available to home Pea Ridge ball games.

VAS, NEBCO merger vote set

posted: 09/15/2010 1:07 p.m.

The culmination of months of cooperative work between board members of both VAS Ambulance Service Corporation and the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department may soon yield fruit.

Churches desecrated

posted: 09/15/2010 1:05 p.m.

Trying to remove the vulgar words painted on the side of the historic church in the rain Monday, Fayrene Jones, lamented over the damage to her church. When the few remaining members of the Corinth Church came to the service Sunday morning a three weeks ago, they made a startling discovery. The building had been vandalized, marked with obscene words and pictures, the work of criminals with time on their hands.

Pastor’s Corner | Small seeds reap large crops

posted: 09/15/2010 1:03 p.m.

I find myself contemplating the significance of small decisions and actions. How important are many of the small decisions we make on a daily basis. In the grand scheme of things, do most of our thoughts, actions and decisions really matter much?

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 09/15/2010 12:38 p.m.

40 years ago City Council members spent considerable time discussing the proposed new animal shelter to be built at Pea Ridge by the Benton County Humane Society.

THE TIMES CHURCH NEWS

posted: 09/15/2010 12:36 p.m.

Area Churches Report

THE TIMES OBITUARIES

posted: 09/15/2010 12:35 p.m.

September 15, 2010

POLICE, SHERIFF AND FIRE REPORTS

posted: 09/15/2010 12:34 p.m.

Incidents reported by area agencies this week include:

CLARIFICATION

posted: 09/15/2010 12:33 p.m.

Two years ago, Cheryl Tillman began the Heart and Sole shoe drive at the Pea Ridge Elementary School as a holiday charity event. This year, the program has grown to include all school campuses and run year round to collect shoes and socks for those students in need in the Pea Ridge School District.

NEBCO MARRIAGE LICENSE

posted: 09/15/2010 12:32 p.m.

Christopher Michael Rust, 32, and Maria Lacasta Moncibaiz, 29, both of Garfield.

NEBCO PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 09/15/2010 12:32 p.m.

Friday, Sept. 17 10 a.m. — Benton County Election Commission, Election Commission office, 105 SE Executive Drive, Suite 1, Bentonville.

Arkansas Watch | Lack of frankness restricts meaningful dialogue

posted: 09/15/2010 12:31 p.m.

As usual, I got myself in trouble over the weekend with my tendency to share my opinions too frankly.

Recipe of the Week | Streusel layered coffee cake

posted: 09/15/2010 12:26 p.m.

From the kitchen of Joyce Wagner County Classics; Battlefield 4-H Club

’Til Next Time | Finding just the right card elicits tears

posted: 09/15/2010 12:24 p.m.

After listening to the possible side effects to watch for from some of the highly advertised medications, I hope I don’t get a diagnosis of one of the diseases. If there’s that much risk from the medication, can I ask for a 100 percent cure? And how do we deal with the side effects :? More risky medications ?

Lynch Pen | Uninformed votes can be detrimental; be informed

posted: 09/15/2010 12:23 p.m.

Hopefully if you take time to read this and have read other articles over the years, you will bear with me as I try to share my understanding of our political system, the changes I think have taken place and what it really means to me. As age has taken its toll on the physical body, years have also brought about a different perspective on many things including what my value system is based upon.

THE TIMES LETTER TO THE EDITOR

posted: 09/15/2010 12:19 p.m.

Thank you, Pea Ridge Alumni Committee I would like to thank the Pea Ridge Alumni Committee member John Lasater for the support with what we call pep talk. Alumni have the pleasure to speak to the Blackhawk football players before home games.

THE TIMES COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 09/15/2010 12:16 p.m.

Upcoming Event News and Calendar

Now & Then | Local sawmills were a boyhood fascination

posted: 09/15/2010 12:11 p.m.

Have you bought any lumber lately? I never get accustomed to today’s prices.

Chairman challenges chief to duel

posted: 09/15/2010 12:10 p.m.

Kara Funk, chairman of the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire/EMS Department, challenged Chief Rob Taylor to a ticket-selling duel for the gun raffle at this year’s Turkey Shoot. The winner gets to put a pie in the loser’s face, Funk said, and the loser gets to choose the flavor. The winner will be determined at high noon at the Turkey Shoot, Saturday, Sept. 25.

Morgan/Lamborn to wed

posted: 09/15/2010 12:09 p.m.

Myrle and Shelley Morgan of Pea Ridge announce the engagement of their daughter, Ashley Morgan, to Jesse Lamborn of Bentonville.

PEA RIDGE CITY COUNCIL

posted: 09/15/2010 12:05 p.m.

Items on the agenda for the Pea Ridge City Council meeting scheduled for 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, include :

Blackhawks lose a heartbreaker at home

posted: 09/15/2010 12:05 p.m.

It was the best of times, it was the worst of times, and those times were awfully close together as the ’Hawks lost 18-12 in the closing seconds to Green Forest.

Ridger Sports | Blackhawks are indeed getting better

posted: 09/15/2010 12:03 p.m.

Pea Ridge sports a 0-2 football record thus far into the season and just in case some fan or fans are beginning to think the worst, how teams get to 0-2 can be as different as night and day.

PEA RIDGE SPORTS BRIEFS

posted: 09/15/2010 12:02 p.m.

Cheer mini-clinic

PEA RIDGE SPORTS CALENDAR

posted: 09/15/2010 noon

Pea Ridge School Sports

BLACKHAWK FOOTBALL 2010

posted: 09/15/2010 11:58 a.m.

Schedule of Games

From the Counselor’s Corner | How to select a college

posted: 09/15/2010 11:56 a.m.

Now that you know that you want to go to college, it’s time to start looking for one. There are several great resources available to help you choose the best college “fit” for you.

THE TIMES MILITARY NEWS

posted: 09/15/2010 11:55 a.m.

German graduates

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL BELL SCHEDULES

posted: 09/15/2010 11:53 a.m.

First morning bell 7:55 a.m.

NEBCO LUNCH MENUS

posted: 09/15/2010 11:52 a.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS Sept. 20 — 24

Pryor speaks to Democrats

posted: 09/15/2010 11:49 a.m.

Arkansas’ distinguished politician, former governor and senator, David Pryor, will speak to the Benton County Democrats at a luncheon at 11:15 a.m. Monday, Sept. 27, at the Bentonville Clarion Hotel.

Schools to construct two new buildings

posted: 09/15/2010 11:49 a.m.

The groundbreaking ceremony for two new construction projects at Pea Ridge High School was forced inside due to rain Wednesday night.

Avoca election cost still in dispute

posted: 09/15/2010 11:48 a.m.

Questions about the cost of a May 18 special election in Avoca remain unresolved three months after balloting took place.

THE TIMES CLUB NEWS

posted: 09/15/2010 11:47 a.m.

Club News and Upcoming Events

Senior Democrats plan luncheon

posted: 09/15/2010 11:43 a.m.

Senior Democrats of Northwest Arkansas will hold their regular luncheon meeting at 11:30 a.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, at Western Sizzlin’ in Springdale.

Wednesday, September 8

Drug pickup planned

posted: 09/08/2010 2:11 p.m.

Working with the state Attorney’s General Office and the federal Drug Enforcement Agency, the Pea Ridge Police Department will host a one-day drug pick-up event at City Hall from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 25.

Turkey Shoot, Rib Cook-Off tradition continues

posted: 09/08/2010 2:10 p.m.

Hundreds of participants are expected at the 17th annual Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department and EMS Turkey Shoot and Rib Cook-Off fundraiser Saturday, Sept. 25. The event is held at NEBCO Fire Station 1 and Community Center at U.S.

Breakfast is served

posted: 09/08/2010 2:09 p.m.

LOST BRIDGE - Sharon Tate mixed, rolled and cut out more than 33 dozen biscuits to serve the nearly 300 people served breakfast Monday at the annual Labor Day country breakfast at the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department community room.

Pastor’s Corner | Choices determine life outcomes

posted: 09/08/2010 2:09 p.m.

I just got my Western Horsman magazine in the mail today. An article titled, “Cowboy for Hire: The risks and rewards of day work” caught my attention. The article began with a “help wanted” ad.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 09/08/2010 2:08 p.m.

40 years ago When Mary Kay Pitts of Libya, North Africa, arrived in Pea Ridge to visit her grandmother Phoebe Pitts, the first thing she wanted was an American hamburger. She was taken to the Dari Park to have her wishes met.

THE TIMES CHURCH NEWS

posted: 09/08/2010 2:08 p.m.

Local Church Happenings

THE TIMES OBITUARIES

posted: 09/08/2010 2:07 p.m.

September 8, 2010

NEBCO PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 09/08/2010 2:05 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 13

THE TIMES MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 09/08/2010 2:04 p.m.

Couples File

ARKANSAS STATE POLICE

posted: 09/08/2010 2:01 p.m.

Two accidents within an hour at the same spot on Arkansas Highway 72 Wednesday slowed traffic around the curve at Jac’s Ranch.

HEADSTONE MISSING

posted: 09/08/2010 2:01 p.m.

A headstone is missing at Buttram’s Chapel Cemetery, according to Brently Wilkerson, chairman of the Cemetery Association.

POLICE, SHERIFF AND FIRE REPORTS

posted: 09/08/2010 2 p.m.

Incidents reported to the various agencies this week include:

THE TIMES CORRECTION

posted: 09/08/2010 1:58 p.m.

The committee of the whole meeting to interview candidates for the Pea Ridge City Council’s unexpired term of former alderman John Cody will be held at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 21, prior to the regular monthly council meeting to be held at 7 p.m. at City Hall.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 09/08/2010 1:57 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME and LOST ANIMALS

Out of My Mind | Be an informed citizen, vote!

posted: 09/08/2010 1:57 p.m.

The School Board election is less than two weeks away.

Arkansas Watch Mayors races unearth fascinating facts

posted: 09/08/2010 1:56 p.m.

Of course we have our own mayor’s race in Pea Ridge, and I feel fortunate that we have two good men to pick from. A fair observer might say our neighbor to the south is not so lucky.

CLUB NEWS | Granny’s Quilts of Love

posted: 09/08/2010 1:54 p.m.

Granny’s Quilts of Love met at 9:30 a.m. Aug. 17 at Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church in Pea Ridge. There were 23 members in attendance, along with two guests: Cathy Cramer and Cathy Fletcher.

MUNICIPAL FILINGS

posted: 09/08/2010 1:53 p.m.

The following candidates have filed for municipal office in Benton County.The election is Nov. 2. Incumbents are marked with an asterisk.

Schoettle: An unsung hero

posted: 09/08/2010 1:49 p.m.

“An unsung hero” died Thursday.

THE TIMES LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 09/08/2010 1:47 p.m.

Family thankful Thank you for the expression of kindness and love shown to us during the illness and death of our loved one Tom Bennett.

Now & Then | Were there more do-it-yourself entertainers in years gone by?

posted: 09/08/2010 1:43 p.m.

I do tend to think that there were more do-it-yourself entertainers in years gone by.

PEA RIDGE CLEANUP

posted: 09/08/2010 1:43 p.m.

The 2010 annual fall cleanup will be held from 7 a.m. to 7 p.m. Sept. 14-17, and from 7 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 18.

THE TIMES COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 09/08/2010 1:42 p.m.

Calendar and News of Upcoming Area Events

CANDIDATES FOR PEA RIDGE SCHOOL BOARD

posted: 09/08/2010 1:36 p.m.

What expertise or skills will you bring to the board? What are your qualifications for this position?

Blackhawks fight hard, but lose, season opener

posted: 09/08/2010 1:32 p.m.

Though demonstrating sparks of brilliance and hope for the future, the varsity Blackhawks’ youth and inexperience dug a hole Pea Ridge could not climb out of as they dropped their season opener to the Elkins Elks by a 25-8 count.

Ridger Sports | ’Hawks rebuilding in the fullest sense of the word

posted: 09/08/2010 1:31 p.m.

Those watching the game last Friday probably can’t remember a time when we had less experienced players on the field on a Friday night.

THE TIMES SPORTS BRIEFS

posted: 09/08/2010 1:29 p.m.

Cheer mini-clinic

Men accused of animal cruelty

posted: 09/08/2010 1:28 p.m.

Two Garfield men could be sentenced to more than 65 years in prison if convicted of charges in connection with vandalism, shooting cows and shooting and running over a dog.

PEA RIDGE NATIONAL MILITARY PARK

posted: 09/08/2010 1:25 p.m.

Pea Ridge Military Park to host activities Pea Ridge Military Park will host a number of activities in September.

THE TIMES COURT REPORT

posted: 09/08/2010 1:24 p.m.

Judge John A. Skaggs, presiding Richard S. Hardwicke, prosecuting attorney Aug. 24, 2010 Ragsdale, Jacob, 31, failure to appear, Nol Prossed.

BENTON COUNTY FAIR JUNIOR LIVESTOCK AUCTION RESULTS

posted: 09/08/2010 1:23 p.m.

Seller Organization Price Buyer

Bus Driver Spotlight

posted: 09/08/2010 1:18 p.m.

My name is Leo O. Hall

Shoes needed for students

posted: 09/08/2010 1:17 p.m.

What began as a Christmas-time shoe drive is now a year-round effort to provide proper shoes for students in need. Last school year, Pea Ridge Schools purchased over 130 pairs of shoes and socks for students in the district.

THE TIMES LUNCH MENUS

posted: 09/08/2010 1:16 p.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS Sept. 13 - 17

PRHS AAIMS & AP STUDENTS AWARDED

posted: 09/08/2010 1:15 p.m.

Elizabeth Ash* Calculus AB, English, Environ- ence, Statistics mental Science, Chemistry Aaron Meredith Chemistry, English Mary Beard* English Kelsey Parmenter English Kimberly Kribbs Chemistry, English, Environ- Lexy Paryzek* English mental Science Ashley Peters* Calculus Kassandra Davis* Chemistry Orren Rickets English Katelin Denny* English Jenny Small* English Brandon Easterling* Chemistry Caitlen Stellpflug* Calculus Colton Fletcher* English Brittany Swigart* Calculus Daisha Foster* Calculus Rudy Torres* Chemistry Tabitha Frasier English Jarrod Wheeler Biology,English William Fucci-Wilson English Maria Yepez Biology Haley Galyen* Calculus * denotes 2010 graduating senior Joseph Hackler* Calculus The above students received $100 for each math, science Brandon Hagen English, Environmental Science and literary advanced placement class in which earned a John Hargiss Chemistry, English qualifying score. Meg Hargiss Chemistry, English The students who received $50 for AP Art and AP World Megan Hickman* Calculu

Students earn money from state for scores

posted: 09/08/2010 1:13 p.m.

“We’re here to celebrate what’s going on in Pea Ridge,” Debbie Bilyeu, science content director with the Arkansas State Department of Education Advanced, said Wednesday as she participated in a ceremony distributing $4,500 to Pea Ridge High School students.

MILITARY BRIEF

posted: 09/08/2010 1:12 p.m.

France enlists in National Guard

NEBCO SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 09/08/2010 1:11 p.m.

College fair - A college fair will be held from 5 to 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 13, at the Clarion Hotel and Convention Center in Bentonville.

Setting a standard of excellence in caregiver referrals for 25 years

posted: 09/08/2010 1:10 p.m.

Now celebrating 25 years of home care referrals, Superior Senior Care (SSC) has the experience needed to help you determine the Who, What, Where. When and How about home care services. SSC knows all the ins and outs of referring what’s BEST for you.

Providing another path for pedestrians

posted: 09/08/2010 12:05 p.m.

Sidewalks in town have provided a safer place for people to walk and as the city has grown, streets have been widened and curbs added, city officials have requested sidewalks be constructed and crosswalks painted. More sidewalks may be constructed if funds become available.

AVOCA FIRE DEPARTMENT

posted: 09/08/2010 12:04 p.m.

Incidents reported recently to the Avoca Volunteer Fire Department include: Monday, Aug. 23 4:32 p.m. Brush fire,Woods Lodge Road. 5:52 p.m. Public service, tree in road, Woods Lodge Road. 6:14 p.m. Medical, Posy Mountain Road, assist NEBCO EMS. 8:26 p.m. Medical, Lindy Terrace, assist NEBCO EMS.

AREA EVENTS

posted: 09/08/2010 12:03 p.m.

John Scott presents program BENTONVILLE — John Scott, superintendent of Pea Ridge National Military Park, will present the program at the Benton County Historical Society meeting at 2:30 p.m. Sunday, Sept. 12, in the Conference Center at Compton Gardens, 312 N. Main in Bentonville.

Wednesday, September 1

Firefighters battle heat and flames

posted: 09/01/2010 4:37 p.m.

Extremely dry conditions accelerated a fire Saturday afternoon which burned an acre of vegetation encompassing an unoccupied mobile home, three travel trailers, seven vehicles and about 100 tires, according to Benton County Fire Marshal Will Hanna.

City Council to appoint alderman

posted: 09/01/2010 4:36 p.m.

Four people — Jerry Burton, Steve Guthrie, Christopher Hatch and Joseph Carlson — have expressed interest in the City Council seat vacated by John Cody, said Mayor Jackie Crabtree. No one filed to compete with the current incumbents.

Mule Jump draws thousands of visitors to town

posted: 09/01/2010 4:35 p.m.

The 22nd annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump to be held Saturday, Oct. 9, at Pea Ridge High School, Mayor Jackie Crabtree announced.

Habitat comes to town

posted: 09/01/2010 4:35 p.m.

As ground was broken, the slab poured and the house began to take shape, Tammy Sutherland watched the culmination of a two-year dream for a home for her and her two young daughters, ages 8 and 6.

Pastor’s Corner | Old or New Testament?

posted: 09/01/2010 4:33 p.m.

We are people of the New Testament, of course, but does that mean that the Old Testament in our Bibles goes away? Do we devote our attention and study only to the New Testament? Since Jesus taught that he came to fulfill the Old Testament, not to replace it, it seems important to emphasize that the Old Testament continues to be important to our Christian lives, as we seek to live out faithful and obedient lives before God.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 09/01/2010 4:28 p.m.

40 years ago A genuine threat appeared to be facing a Pea Ridge industry in the form of shortage of help. The Pea Ridge Canning Company was in desperate need of about 10 peelers willing to help the local tomato cannery complete the current canning season.

THE TIMES CHURCH NEWS

posted: 09/01/2010 4:26 p.m.

Area Church Happenings

THE TIMES OBITUARIES

posted: 09/01/2010 4:25 p.m.

September 1, 2010

POLICE, SHERIFF and FIRE/EMS REPORTS

posted: 09/01/2010 4:24 p.m.

Incidents reported this week include:

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

posted: 09/01/2010 4:21 p.m.

• U.S. Post Offices: Pea Ridge, Garfield, Avoca and Gateway post offices will be closed Monday, Sept. 6, in observance of Labor Day. Regular mail delivery will resume Tuesday, Sept. 7.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 09/01/2010 4:21 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME and LOST ANIMALS

THE TIMES BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

posted: 09/01/2010 4:15 p.m.

Parsons welcome daughter

THE TIMES BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENTS WANTED

posted: 09/01/2010 4:14 p.m.

Parents wishing to publish birth announcements in The TIMES need to submit information directly to the newspaper office.

THE TIMES CORRECTION

posted: 09/01/2010 4:14 p.m.

There are four candidates vying for mayor in the 2010 Pea Ridge municipal election. The Times apologizes for the error.

THE TIMES PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 09/01/2010 4:13 p.m.

Conservation District, USDA Service Center, Bentonville, for more information, contact Gail Sparks at 273-2622 ext. 3.

Recipe of the Week - Classic potato salad

posted: 09/01/2010 4:12 p.m.

Courtesy of Aaron McCargo, Jr. for Food Network Magazine

Lynch Pen | Researching a candidate was fruitful

posted: 09/01/2010 4:11 p.m.

An interesting thing happened as a result of last week’s article. If you read it, you might remember that I thanked a lady who wrote a letter to the editor of The Times telling about a candidate for the U.S. Senate that I was unaware was running.

Arkansas Watch | Who is the biggest threat?

posted: 09/01/2010 4:10 p.m.

I had a discussion with a friend over what the biggest threat to the well-being of our nation is, besides the loss of virtue in the population.

’Til Next Time | Proud of our children

posted: 09/01/2010 4:10 p.m.

Blackhawk Pride Night: Do I need to tell you how many of those I’ve attended ? Number two son was in the ninth grade when we moved here. His high school graduating class was the last one in the old gymnasium, which turned into the bus barn and later collapsed. Number three son started kindergarten here and now the grandsons attend here. But there will always be the watery eyes and tight chest when the name is called.

THE TIMES LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 09/01/2010 4:08 p.m.

September 1, 2010

Now & Then | When dry weather got more than uncomfortable

posted: 09/01/2010 4:06 p.m.

This dry spell we are having has me remembering some dry years when I was a teenager. I was talking with Charles Lee the other day. Charles was a teenager in the 1950s, as I was. We were out in the heat on an errand, and our conversation turned to dry years that we remember well. I have done my share of lamentation about the hot, dry days of August, but most of our talk of the heat and the lack of rain involves how uncomfortable we are with it.

AREA EVENTS

posted: 09/01/2010 4:05 p.m.

Upcoming in the Area

THE TIMES COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 09/01/2010 4:04 p.m.

Calendar and News of Local Events

RIDGE ROCKERS OPEN HOUSE

posted: 09/01/2010 4:02 p.m.

The Pea Ridge Ridge Rockers will have an open house at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 14, at the Pea Ridge Elementary School cafeteria. There will be a free dinner and a short introduction to square dancing.

CANDIDATES FOR PEA RIDGE SCHOOL BOARD

posted: 09/01/2010 4:02 p.m.

Why are you running for School Board?

THE TIMES SPORTS BRIEF

posted: 09/01/2010 2:33 p.m.

Adult kickball league

Ridger Sports | Good old-fashioned, down home community Friday

posted: 09/01/2010 2:32 p.m.

Friday night lights We’re finally there... Week number one of the 2010 high school football season! Even better is that we get to host this year’s opener with traditional rival Elkins.

THE TIMES LUNCH MENUS

posted: 09/01/2010 2:30 p.m.

Sept. 7-10, 2010

THE TIMES SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 09/01/2010 2:28 p.m.

Immunizations required

PEA RIDGE 2010 - 2011 SCHOOL CALENDAR

posted: 09/01/2010 2:27 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 2 — New student enrollment begins

Bus Driver Spotlight

posted: 09/01/2010 2:26 p.m.

My name is Aaron J. Gaffigan I drive bus #22 I am a native of Effingham, Ill.

Be Free Massage Therapy passionate about well-being

posted: 09/01/2010 2:24 p.m.

Massage therapy is a natural way to improve your health and feel your best. It can help relieve tight muscles, increase circulation, improve the function of the immune system and much more. Be Free Massage Therapy in Bella Vista is ready to develop a treatment plan that helps you achieve your wellness goals.