News 2011 April

Stories for April 2011

Wednesday, April 27

Fireworks still on council agenda

posted: 04/27/2011 5:27 p.m.

For 52 years, it’s been against city law to discharge fireworks in the city limits. That law has been broken by many and is difficult to enforce, police have told city officials.

Van Dyke to resign

posted: 04/27/2011 5:26 p.m.

Pea Ridge Schools superintendent Mike Van Dyke is “looking at a different job,” announced school board president Jenny Wood in a special meeting called Monday night.

Salaries discussed at special meeting

posted: 04/27/2011 5:26 p.m.

School administrators, including district maintenance director James Reeves, will no longer have a negotiated salary because they were put on the school district salary schedule.

Spilled steel slides into ditch

posted: 04/27/2011 5:25 p.m.

A load of steel beams spilled in a ditch Friday while being delivered to Pea Ridge High School for construction of the new multipurpose facility.

City streets, residences flooded by downpour

posted: 04/27/2011 5:24 p.m.

Roads in the Pea Ridge area were deemed impassable by authorities by 2:30 p.m. on Monday, but the rain had not let up for the fifth day in a row. Flooding was consuming the city and county. Pea Ridge city engineer M.J. Hensley said he measured 5 inches of rain Monday morning. By 3:30 p.m., the total was 7.5 inches and the rain was still coming down. “This amount of rain will bring the flooding to well over the 100-year flood stage,” he said. Hensley said within the first

NEBCO OBITUARIES

posted: 04/27/2011 5:23 p.m.

April 27, 2011

Arkansas Watch — Changing of the guard continues

posted: 04/27/2011 5:10 p.m.

I traveled to Texas recently to see my uncle laid to rest. He was born in San Antonio, Texas, and he died in San Antonio, Texas. In between, he lived a youthful life of adventure. He was 22 years old when the United States entered the second World War. He enlisted in the Marine Corps and was sent to the South Pacific to fight the Japanese. Though he was too human to talk about it for 40 years afterward, he met Gen. George Patton’s idea of a hero. Patton once said that a hero is someone who “makes the other S.O.B. die for THEIR country.” Uncle Roy made many Japanese die for the Empire of Japan, and when he got back he lived in a way that made his own country better.

Recipe of the Week — Cinnamon Rolls

posted: 04/27/2011 5:10 p.m.

From the kitchen of Terri Jarding, Garfield 2008 Cook’s Library of Treasures Cookbook

Now & Then — Remember when gardens were necessities?

posted: 04/27/2011 5:08 p.m.

When I was a boy I thought everybody had a garden. At least all my relatives and friends and their families had a garden.

NEBCO COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 04/27/2011 5:07 p.m.

Area Meetings and Events Calendar and News

TOWN HALL MEETING SET

posted: 04/27/2011 5:06 p.m.

The Association for Beaver Lake Environment will hold a public Town Hall meeting at 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, May 10, at the Rogers Public Library. The topic will be “What’s going on with Beaver Lake?” Presentations will be made by Dr. Reed Green, U.S. Geological Survey; Ron Moore, Arkansas Game and Fish; Dr. Robert Morgan, Beaver Water District; and Alan Bland, U.S. Army Corp of Engineers.

COUNTY HALL MEETING SLATED

posted: 04/27/2011 5:05 p.m.

LOST BRIDGE — A Benton County Hall meeting is set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, May 17, at Lost Bridge Village Community Center in Garfield. All residents living in the surrounding towns are invited.

FOR THE RECORD TAX DEADLINE NEARS

posted: 04/27/2011 5:04 p.m.

The tax assessment deadline is May 31 for both personal and commercial assessments. Blank commercial assessment forms can be found at the Benton County Web site, www.co.benton. ar.us.

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE and EMS REPORTS

posted: 04/27/2011 5:04 p.m.

Police served two warrants:

Whites awarded for their service

posted: 04/27/2011 5:01 p.m.

Keeping the home and farm while her husband was overseas serving in the military, Darcy White didn’t think about receiving an award. She just did what she had to do.

PLANNING COMMISSION TO MEET

posted: 04/27/2011 5:01 p.m.

The Pea Ridge Planning Commission will discuss an amended sign ordinance at its meeting set for 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, at City Hall.

DRUG DROP-OFF

posted: 04/27/2011 5 p.m.

Unwanted prescription drug medications may be taken to the Pea Ridge Police Department at 187 Slack Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 04/27/2011 5 p.m.

LOST ANIMALS

Safe room opens doors to community

posted: 04/27/2011 4:58 p.m.

A few minutes before 7 p.m. Friday, sirens wailed through the air in Pea Ridge as a tornado was passing through western Benton County, headed east.

Ridger Sports — Playing to win: the value of competition

posted: 04/27/2011 4:58 p.m.

In these socially convoluted times, there has been a growing number of people who regard the pursuit of athletic victory or victories as somehow being wrong or “evil.” These folks are probably the same ones who have the mindset that businesses that operate for profits are evil as well.

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 04/27/2011 4:57 p.m.

Kindergarten Registration

High School drama

posted: 04/27/2011 4:56 p.m.

Pea Ridge High School drama will be held at 6:30 p.m. Friday, April 29, in the cafeteria. Admission is $2.

PEA RIDGE PRIMARY HONOR ROLL

posted: 04/27/2011 4:55 p.m.

KINDERGARTEN Mrs. Nancy Hill’s class: ABC Club — Braeden Adams, Salvador Aguilar, Evan Anderson, Garrett Bell, Hunter Faught, Chloe McCoy, Nevaeh King, Madison McDonald, Victor Muchalski, Sebastien Mullikin, Aliah Norris, Jase Olguin, Drake Satterwhite, Andrew Shackleford, Alexis Tarango and Dylan Wilson. 123 Club — Braeden Adams, Salvador Aguilar, Evan Anderson, Garrett Bell, Hunter Faught, Chloe McCoy, Nevaeh King, Madison McDonald, Victor Muchalski, Aliah Norris, Jase Olguin, Drake Satterwhite, Andrew Shackleford, Alexis Tarango and Dylan Wilson.

THE TIMES LUNCH MENU

posted: 04/27/2011 4:54 p.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Find more than landscaping at Bill’s Depot

posted: 04/27/2011 7:47 a.m.

In business since 1998 in the northwest suburbs of Chicago, Billís Depot LLC moved to Arkansas. The owner, after visiting Bella Vista for nearly 20 years, felt that the time was right. ìWe opened in October 2010 with service teams in the landscaping and home repair business to support our growth,î Bill Wiklacz says.

Wednesday, April 20

Treasurer arrested

posted: 04/20/2011 2:04 p.m.

Former church treasurer Cathy Sue Spivey, 42, was arrested Wednesday, April 13, for felony theft of property from Twelve Corners Baptist Church.

Kelly blasts away in effort to put fireworks question before voters

posted: 04/20/2011 9:08 a.m.

Citing his desire to maintain personal freedoms, councilman Jack Kelly continued to push for an election to settle the question of whether to allow fireworks in the city.

Gateway council accosts mayor

posted: 04/20/2011 9:07 a.m.

Dissension arose at the Gateway City Council meeting last week as Mayor David White was questioned about firing Clarence McKenzie and hiring another man at a higher hourly rate.

Lammey renews 7-decade tradition of hunting morels

posted: 04/20/2011 9:06 a.m.

Thoroughly spraying all over with insect repellent, Edyth Lammey prepared herself for the hunt.

Walk opens historical insight

posted: 04/20/2011 9:04 a.m.

Walking along the lonelier parts of the trail, Ron Cooper feels that he’s not alone.3

Return unused medications

posted: 04/20/2011 9:03 a.m.

Reducing risks to the environment and the youth, area residents may safely dispose of unwanted, unused and expired medications safely with the second annual drug take back initiative. Medications may be taken to the Pea Ridge Police Department at 187 Slack Street from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 30. Local law enforcement agencies around the state are working in concert with the Drug Enforcement Administration.

THE TIMES OBITUARIES

posted: 04/20/2011 9:02 a.m.

April 20, 2011

Pastor's Corner — Everyone loves a comeback

posted: 04/20/2011 9 a.m.

The title of this article is very true, but for this NFL football fan it was far from the truth on a fateful Sunday afternoon in January 1993. It was on this day that the greatest comeback in NFL playoff history took place. The Houston Oilers (my team!) entered the middle of the third quarter with a commanding 35-3 lead. It was obvious that the Oilers would easily win this game and take the next step in their quest to play in the Super Bowl. The one problem was that somebody forgot to tell the Buffalo Bills this.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 04/20/2011 8:59 a.m.

A crew of volunteers moved dirt from the Negel Hall farm to the practice football field being built by volunteer labor and supplies. Saturday, soil was given by Vernon Prophet. The crew included Jerry Ricketts, Fred Sutton, Jesse Arnols, PRHS coach Jim Roe, Jay Lee Roe, Lee Otis Hall, Ray Hoback, Charles Hardy, Roy Roe and Junior Webb.

THE TIMESCHURCH NEWS

posted: 04/20/2011 8:58 a.m.

Area Church Events

Guest Column — We don’t have to use every new invention; the old ways still work quite well

posted: 04/20/2011 8:56 a.m.

Just because someone invents it doesn’t mean I have to use it I balk at change. Just ask my children who are trying to get me to change my Internet dialing to wireless.

Arkansas Watch — Gardening is good for the soul, and the perspective of leaders

posted: 04/20/2011 8:55 a.m.

“Merchants have no country. The mere spot they stand on does not constitute so strong an attachment as that from which they draw their gains.” — Thomas Jefferson I recently started a small garden.

Now & Then — How early luxuries - technological toys - have become necessities, at least almost

posted: 04/20/2011 8:54 a.m.

This morning at the men’s breakfast at our church, the conversation at one point turned to computer troubles. My friend Charles Lee had been dealing with a troublesome laptop computer, and he ended up consulting with tech service people in India in the effort to track down the problem. The search turned out successfully, although the language interchanges proved problematic and fascinating.

AREA TAX DEADLINE NEARS

posted: 04/20/2011 8:43 a.m.

The tax assessment deadline is May 31 for both personal and commercial assessments. Blank commercial assessment forms can be found at the county web site (co.benton.ar.us).

NEBCO COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 04/20/2011 8:42 a.m.

Area Events Announced

ART TOPIC AT OPTIMIST

posted: 04/20/2011 8:38 a.m.

A representative from Crystal Bridges will address the Pea Ridge Optimists at a special evening meeting at 6:30 p.m. Thursday, April 21, in the cafeteria at Pea Ridge High School.

DOG TAGS REQUIRED

posted: 04/20/2011 8:37 a.m.

Pea Ridge City Ordinance requires dogs within city limits to have a current city dog tag. Tags are available April 1 at City Hall during regular business hours. Owners must show proof of current vaccinations. The fee is $10 for unspayed female dogs and $4 for spayed females and males.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

posted: 04/20/2011 8:36 a.m.

The hours of The Times office are from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The office will be closed on Fridays. If the office is closed, you may leave your news items in the black mailbox out front of the office at 981 N. Curtis St.

Recipe of the Week — Hula Chicken Salad

posted: 04/20/2011 8:35 a.m.

From the kitchen of Linda Whitaker, Pea Ridge librarian From the Pea Ridge Community Library Cookbook

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 04/20/2011 8:34 a.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS

EASTER LILIES FOR SALE

posted: 04/20/2011 8:32 a.m.

Pea Ridge Lion’s Club is taking orders for Easter Lilies. They will be delivered the Saturday before Easter Sunday. Proceeds from the sale will benefit local programs. The cost is $15 per plant. To order, call Sheree Hayes at 619-7106.

Man of the Year

posted: 04/20/2011 8:31 a.m.

Byron Stephens was awarded Seligman Man of the Year by Mayor Jason Raucstadt for his Outstanding Community Service and Support to the Youth of the Seligman Area.

THE TIMES MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 04/20/2011 8:31 a.m.

April 7

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE and EMS REPORTS

posted: 04/20/2011 8:30 a.m.

Last week's incidents

NEBCO PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 04/20/2011 8:28 a.m.

Thursday, April 21

PEA RIDGE POLICE MONTHLY REPORTS

posted: 04/20/2011 8:24 a.m.

January 2011

BENTON COUNTY MARCH 2011 SALES TAX RECEIPTS

posted: 04/20/2011 8:24 a.m.

Municipal and county

Alva Johnson celebrates 80th birthday

posted: 04/20/2011 8:23 a.m.

Alva Lee Johnson was born on April 20, 1931, in Pea Ridge to Ernest and Gladys Johnson. He has been a resident of Pea Ridge his entire life.

Friends celebrate birthdays

posted: 04/20/2011 8:22 a.m.

Five friends met Saturday, March 12, to celebrate their 2011 birthdays.

NEBCO Easter Events

posted: 04/20/2011 8:21 a.m.

Calendar of Easter Events

Cribbs racking up points

posted: 04/20/2011 8:20 a.m.

Pea Ridge distance runner Kimberly Cribbs has been racking up the points lately as she sparked the Pea Ridge Lady ’Hawks to a fifth place finish at the 12-team Gentry Track and Field Invitational last week.

Ridger Sports Hogs ranked 13th, 16th, 17th and 25th?

posted: 04/20/2011 8:19 a.m.

The University of Arkansas Razorback baseball team is one of the top ranked teams in the country! It is now ranked 13th (twice), 16th, 17th and 25th (twice)! Confused?

Softball Camp featured Jennie Finch

posted: 04/20/2011 8:18 a.m.

Several young softball players from Pea Ridge Youth Softball League recently participated in a Jennie Finch Softball Camp in Rogers.

MUSICALS SLATED

posted: 04/20/2011 8:13 a.m.

The first- and second-grade musical — “How does your garden grow?” — is set for 2 p.m. and 6 p.m. April 21 in the gym at Pea Ridge Intermediate School.

Veterinary scholarships given to Chris Allen

posted: 04/20/2011 8:09 a.m.

Christopher Allen of Pea Ridge received the Arkansas Veterinary Medical Foundation Scholarship and the Morris D. Covey Memorial Scholarship.

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 04/20/2011 8:09 a.m.

Kindergarten Registration and other news

Pea Ridge High School sets 40th class reunion

posted: 04/20/2011 8:07 a.m.

The class of 1971 has scheduled their 40th class reunion for 5 p.m. Saturday, June 11, at the Pea Ridge Emergency Services Building.

NWACC SENIOR ORIENTATION DAYS

posted: 04/20/2011 8:07 a.m.

A new event planned at NorthWest Arkansas Community College to allow high schools seniors to select their classes early through an on-campus orientation experience is set for April 22 and 29. During these sessions new students will be able to participate in a campus tour, orientation activities, receive academic advising, register for classes, get an ID card, and other valuable information.

NEBCO SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

posted: 04/20/2011 8:06 a.m.

PEA RIDGE and GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Blackhawks dominate Little Rock arts festival

posted: 04/20/2011 8:05 a.m.

The 2011 “Collaboration of the Arts Festival” in Little Rock will have a definite Pea Ridge flavor this year as local elementary artists captured the lion’s share of the awards.

NEBCO SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

posted: 04/20/2011 8:04 a.m.

List of Scholarships

Lance Cpl. Breanna Brewer honored in Japan for volunteering

posted: 04/20/2011 8:03 a.m.

NAGO, Okinawa, Japan — Lance Cpl. Iris Breanna Brewer, a xxx graduate of Pea Ridge High School, was one of five Marines recognized by the Nago City Board of Education March 28 at the Nago Civic Center for volunteering to teach kindergarteners to speak English.

Wednesday, April 13

Cadillac crashes glass doors

posted: 04/13/2011 12:19 p.m.

Checking out at the Dollar General Wednesday afternoon, Mia King was hurrying to finish her transaction to get home to greet her children when they arrived home from school.

Planners reject livestock variance

posted: 04/13/2011 12:18 p.m.

Planning commissioners rejected Daniel Fletcher’s variance request to keep livestock on 2.68 acres on West PIckens Street, even though previous commissioners approved the variance a couple of years ago.

Attorney: King’s action violated law

posted: 04/13/2011 12:17 p.m.

A person may not simultaneously hold the elected positions of city council member and justice of the peace, according to an opinion recently released by the Arkansas Attorney General’s office.

City firefighters roll out for rollover

posted: 04/13/2011 12:16 p.m.

Shortly before 3 a.m. Sunday, Pea Ridge firefighters and medical personnel rolled out of bed to respond to a one-vehicle rollover accident.

Man arrested for taking teen out of state

posted: 04/13/2011 12:15 p.m.

A Garfield man is in the Benton County Jail after leaving a state three times with a teenage girl.

Third suspect arrested for sexual abuse

posted: 04/13/2011 12:14 p.m.

Benton County Sheriff’s Office investigators have arrested a third suspect stemming from a sexual abuse investigation.

School to begin $5 million project

posted: 04/13/2011 12:13 p.m.

Taking advantage of the summer break between school terms, the Pea Ridge School Board authorized Baldwin & Shell to begin site and utility work on the Intermediate School campus as soon as possible to finish that work before the fall semester begins.

NEBCO Easter Events

posted: 04/13/2011 12:12 p.m.

Calendar of Area Easter Events

NEBCO OBITUARIES

posted: 04/13/2011 12:12 p.m.

April 13, 2011

Charlie Gibson’s Doritos Casserole

posted: 04/13/2011 12:09 p.m.

From the kitchen of Peggy Maddox, Pea Ridge the 2008 cook’s Library of Treasures

Arkansas Watch — It’s time to plant a garden

posted: 04/13/2011 12:02 p.m.

During the eight days Congress negotiated a budget deal to cut $38 billion dollars of spending, the United States borrowed another $54 billion. In other words, the cuts did not even make up for the deficit spending the week they were an issue. This shows us that Congress is rapidly making itself irrelevant.

Lynch Pen — Be bold; stand up for rights

posted: 04/13/2011 12:02 p.m.

The computer is a marvelous device and there seems to be no end to its use as a means of communication. Whether you use it as for its Skype function, Facebook or personal blog, buying or selling on eBay or just simply sending and receiving e-mail, it opens up a fascinating world of possibilities.

’Til Next Time Random thoughts arise

posted: 04/13/2011 12:01 p.m.

I thought I was the only one that couldn’t understand the words at one of the drivethroughs, but others tell me they think the speaker system needs an upgrade.

Now & Then — Perils in switching from plans

posted: 04/13/2011 noon

Last week I ran out of space in telling about how our move to Pea Ridge in 2002 experienced truck troubles on I-540, and encountered utter confusion at the end of our trip.

NEBCO COMMUNITY EVENTS

posted: 04/13/2011 11:59 a.m.

News and Calendar of Area Events

Roe on Humanities Council

posted: 04/13/2011 11:57 a.m.

Wanda Roe attended the spring board meeting of the Arkansas Humanities Council in Little Rock April 1-2. The board approved the annual budget, reviewed projects and approved mini grants awarded by subcommittees.

Little/Gundel to wed

posted: 04/13/2011 11:57 a.m.

Tessa Little, daughter of Rusty Little of Anderson, Mo., and Rachel and Bryan McCool of Pea Ridge, and Joey Gundel, son of Joe and Sondra Gundel of Jacket, Mo., plan to marry at 6 p.m. Friday, May 20, 2011, at the Gundel farm.

Pastor’s Corner Alleluia, Jesus Christ is risen

posted: 04/13/2011 11:56 a.m.

This coming week, April 17-24, is one of the highlights of the Christian churches around the world. Known as Holy Week, the church celebrates in both high festivities and somberness the final days leading up to the trial, crucifixion, death and resurrection of Jesus Christ, our Lord.

THE TIMES CHURCH NEWS

posted: 04/13/2011 11:56 a.m.

Area Church Events and Announcements

THE TIMES CLUB NEWS

posted: 04/13/2011 11:47 a.m.

Granny’s Quilts of Love

NEBCO COURT REPORT

posted: 04/13/2011 11:47 a.m.

Judge John A. Skaggs, presiding Richard S. Hardwick, prosecuting attorney

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE and EMS REPORTS

posted: 04/13/2011 11:46 a.m.

Incidents reported this week by area Departments include:

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 04/13/2011 11:44 a.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME , LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS

NEBCO PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 04/13/2011 11:43 a.m.

Upcoming Meetings

NEBCO HEALTH DEPARTMENT INSPECTIONS

posted: 04/13/2011 11:42 a.m.

Information is from state Health Department records. Restaurants are listed in order of inspection date.

DOG TAGS REQUIRED

posted: 04/13/2011 11:41 a.m.

Pea Ridge City Ordinance requires dogs within city limits to have a current city dog tag.\

THE TIMES MARRIAGE LICENSE

posted: 04/13/2011 11:41 a.m.

Brad Lee Heard, 25, and Jessica Rose Devor, 24, both of Pea Ridge

Lady Blackhawk track excels in Panther relays

posted: 04/13/2011 11:39 a.m.

Turning in perhaps their finest team effort in a number years, the Pea Ridge Lady ‘Hawks captured second place in the Siloam Springs Panther Relays last week.

Junior Lady ’Hawks score well

posted: 04/13/2011 11:38 a.m.

The Pea Ridge junior girls track team scored a seasonal high in points scored as they took fifth place in the 15 team Eureka Springs Junior High Invitational last week. The junior boys had some improvement as they notched a 10th place finish in the boys division.

Jr. tracksters open season

posted: 04/13/2011 11:36 a.m.

The junior girl and boys track and field Blackhawks opened their season two weeks ago in the Gravette Junior Lion Invitational. The boys finished 10th in the 15-team affair with the girls coming in 13th. Logan Rose was the lone ’Hawk athlete to score in two individual events.

2011 BLACKHAWK BASEBALL SCHEDULE

posted: 04/13/2011 11:34 a.m.

Upcoming games

Young artists win at ACO

posted: 04/13/2011 11:34 a.m.

Nine Pea Ridge Primary and Intermediate school students were honored with awards at the “Celebrate Art” annual art exhibition/competition at the Arts Center of the Ozarks,Springdale.

NEBCO SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 04/13/2011 11:33 a.m.

Kindergarten Registration Kindergarten registration will be at the Pea Ridge Primary School, April 26-29 and May 3-6, from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m each day.

THE TIMES SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

posted: 04/13/2011 11:32 a.m.

Village Art Club The Bella Vista Village Art Club spends thousands each year to fund students who are working toward degrees in the fine or applied arts. This year they are offing two new scholarships and wish to encouraging area seniors to apply. Each scholarship will consist of two payments of $750 per year, paid directly to the student’s college, for up to four years, as long as the students maintain eligibility.

NEBCO SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

posted: 04/13/2011 11:31 a.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Making a call for help? Mobile phones aren’t the best option

posted: 04/13/2011 11:30 a.m.

When a senior lives alone, it usually is more worrisome for the rest of the family than it is for the senior. Seniors may feel safe and secure in familiar surroundings. But, for their loved ones, plaguing questions come to mind, like, “What if they drop their mobile phone, or can’t find it? What if it needs recharging?” Lifeline’s basic communicator offers help 24 hours a day with the push of a button. It sets the standard for medical alert services and provides peace of mind for the subscriber and their families. Every Lifeline unit is personally installed and there is no equipment to buy and no term contracts.

The Times: CHURCH NEWS

posted: 04/13/2011 12:58 a.m.

First Assembly of God Pea Ridge Revival services with Dean Caldwell ministries will be at 7 p.m. Wednesday.

Wednesday, April 6

Not an April Fools joke

posted: 04/06/2011 12:24 p.m.

A routine patrol became anything but routine Friday night.

Town’s charm lures new residents

posted: 04/06/2011 12:21 p.m.

In the past seven decades, Pea Ridge has multiplied in population with the largest jumps in size from 1940 to 1950. Although the city’s population more than doubled this past 10 years (from 2,346 to 4,794), it more than tripled from 1940 to 1950 with a growth from 72 to 268 residents. From 1960 to 1970, it nearly tripled with an increase from 380 to 1,088.

Police ranks up with sergeant, corporals

posted: 04/06/2011 12:20 p.m.

As the town has grown, so have city departments, including the Police Department.

Special meeting called to hire teachers

posted: 04/06/2011 12:19 p.m.

Two teachers were hired at special School Board meeting Thursday evening prior to the board members going in executive session with superintendent Mike Van Dyke for 45 minutes. The board took no action when it reconvened.

Pie auction to raise money for scholarships

posted: 04/06/2011 12:17 p.m.

Pea Ridge High School Alumni Association dinner and pie auction will be from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, April 9, in the Middle School cafeteria.

John Louis Knabenschuh

posted: 04/06/2011 12:16 p.m.

April 1, 2011

Maud Houseworth Sanders

posted: 04/06/2011 12:12 p.m.

March 25, 2011

CURVES HOSTS FOOD DRIVE

posted: 04/06/2011 12:09 p.m.

During the month of April, Curves of Pea Ridge will participate in the 13th Annual Curves Food Drive to collect non-perishable food and cash donations to benefit their local food bank.

THE TIMES COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 04/06/2011 12:08 p.m.

Area Events News and Calendar

THE TIMES CORRECTION

posted: 04/06/2011 12:06 p.m.

The sewer rate increase was incorrectly reported in last week’s edition of The Times. The correct rate is $3.20 for the first 1,000 gallons. The Times apologizes for the error.

RABIES CLINIC

posted: 04/06/2011 12:06 p.m.

The Arkansas Department of Health is partnering with local veterinarians for the Benton County Rabies Clinic Week 2011. The week of April 2-9, participating veterinarian offices will offer the rabies vaccination for dogs and cats at reduced rates. It is Arkansas state law to have dogs and cats vaccinated against rabies by a licensed veterinarian.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 04/06/2011 12:05 p.m.

Beta Alpha Sorority sponsors a Skate-A-Thon at Lakeside Roller Rink, Lake Atalanta, Rogers. Last year’s event raised $450 for the pavilion. The sorority raised $4,838 last year for various community projects. Area drivers were well represented at Crawford County Speedway with Rick Wright and Johnny Bone racing. Wright was the first winner of the 1981 campaign. Bone won fourth in the qualifying race for late model competition with a car he built himself.

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE and EMS REPORTS

posted: 04/06/2011 12:02 p.m.

Incidents reported by the various Departments this week include:

Grace revealed

posted: 04/06/2011 11:13 a.m.

Grace. Grace can be defined as “the freely given, unmerited favor and love of God.” While I believe that is an accurate definition, I also believe grace cannot be adequately understood from a definition. To truly comprehend grace, we must begin to experience it and live it out in our relationships with the people in our world.

THE TIMES CHURCH NEWS

posted: 04/06/2011 11:13 a.m.

The second annual Fishers of Men fishing tournament will be April 30. If you plan on bringing a boat, notify Brad Sill.

NEBCO PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 04/06/2011 11:12 a.m.

Thursday, April 7 10:00 a.m. — Benton County Conservation District, USDA Service Center, Bentonville. For information, contact Gail Sparks at 273-2622 ext. 3.

THE TIMES MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 04/06/2011 11:11 a.m.

Local Couples File

Out of My Mind — Driving is a serious responsibility

posted: 04/06/2011 11:10 a.m.

Often when an emergency occurs, there are people — police, fire and ambulance personnel, in particular — who are running into danger while everyone else is running away.

Arkansas Watch — Don’t deal, defund bad guys

posted: 04/06/2011 11:09 a.m.

House Bill 1258 provided authorization for the insurance department to set up “health care exchanges” in order to comply with the federal health care bill known as “Obamacare.” It only took 51 votes to pass this bill in the House, but in order to fund the set up of the exchanges they had to pass an appropriation bill. In this state, appropriation bills require 75 out of 100 votes.

Now & Then — The best laid plans can easily go awry

posted: 04/06/2011 11:08 a.m.

As a minister’s family in a church of circuit riders, we have moved many times in the past 50 years. I count 18 moves since 1961. For Methodist preachers, moving means planning and moving on a set moving day. On moving day, the moving out minister and family leave the house in the morning, and the new minister and family arrive sometime in the afternoon, usually greeted by a team of people gathered to help unload their moving truck. So, for us, moving always meant planning in advance, packing in advance, scheduling a moving van or renting a UHaul in advance, and moving on schedule.

Recipe of the Week — Chocolate Delight

posted: 04/06/2011 11:07 a.m.

From the kitchen of Ronda Hall, Garfield

NEBCO CLUB NEWS

posted: 04/06/2011 11:06 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Historical Society met at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 22, at the museum.

Johnsons fete 58 years

posted: 04/06/2011 11:06 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Alva Lee Johnson, of Pea Ridge, celebrated their 58th anniversary this week.

Beta Alpha elects officers

posted: 04/06/2011 11:01 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Beta Alpha chapter of Epsilon Sigma Alpha plan to install new chapter officers Tuesday, April 5, followed by a celebration dinner at the Gold Corral in Rogers. Officers for 2011 are: Karen Kitterman, president; Sandi Fletcher, vice president; Laura Fletcher, treasurer; and Kathy Truesdale, secretary.

Bless a Family provides food

posted: 04/06/2011 11 a.m.

Loaves ’n Fishes’ Food Pantry Project “Bless A Family” formed an alliance with the Northwest Arkansas Food Bank “Lift Up America” in conjunction with Tyson Foods donating 30,000 pounds of protein to local area food pantries.

Ridger Sports — All track isn’t NASCAR

posted: 04/06/2011 10:59 a.m.

With the Gravette Lions hosting the first major competition of the year, track season is off and running for 2011.

Lady track does well

posted: 04/06/2011 10:58 a.m.

The Lady ’Hawk track team opened the season on a positive note as they finished seventh in the Lion Senior Invitational 19-team track meet last week in Gravette. The boys’ squad found the going a bit tougher as they finished in 19th place in their division.

Falkenstein on winning team

posted: 04/06/2011 10:57 a.m.

Lindsey Falkenstein of Pea Ridge was one of several students on the Arkansas Tech University regional championship team in Students In Free Enterprise (SIFE) competition, which Tech won for the fifth time since 2003.

NOTES FROM THE NURSE

posted: 04/06/2011 10:55 a.m.

First, I need to make a correction in my previous note to you regarding the “shot news.” Regarding the upcoming T-dap clinic April 26 for the sixth graders, I wrote that students who already had a Tetanus shot may only need a Pertussis injection. Pertussis is not a single injection. It only comes in a combined injection vaccine. So, if it has been over two years since your student has had a tetanus shot, they will be required to have a Tdap.

NEBCO SCHOLARSHIPS AVAILABLE

posted: 04/06/2011 10:54 a.m.

Village Art Club to fund scholarships

THE TIMES LUNCH MENUS

posted: 04/06/2011 10:52 a.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS