News 2011 August

Stories for August 2011

Wednesday, August 31

Boat is sinking, gas is leaking ...

posted: 08/31/2011 3:38 a.m.

Two emergency medical technicians in a boat rushed to a cove on Beaver Lake Saturday morning.

Building slows in town

posted: 08/31/2011 3:38 a.m.

The September Planning Commission meeting scheduled for Tuesday, Sept. 6, has been canceled due to lack of submissions, according to city building official Tony Townsend. There are no items for the technical review meeting scheduled for Thursday, Sept. 8, so it is canceled as well.

Door-to-door salesmen are way too pushy

posted: 08/31/2011 3:37 a.m.

Some door-to-door salesman were denied a city permit recently after numerous residents complained about them.

THE TIMES: OBITUARIES

posted: 08/31/2011 3:37 a.m.

August 31, 2011

Recipe of the Week: Best Ever Monte Cristo Sandwiches

posted: 08/31/2011 3:35 a.m.

From the kitchen of Jennifer Wright, Garfield The 2008 Cook’s Library of Treasures Cookbook

Arkansas Watch: Evolution theory is broken

posted: 08/31/2011 3:35 a.m.

A favorite bait-andswitch tactic of proponents of evolution has been dealt a serious blow by a recent study conducted by evolutionists themselves.

Library Notes: New titles on shelves

posted: 08/31/2011 3:34 a.m.

Some of the new titles I ordered are in and on the shelves; a few are on backorder. There are new Christian fiction, general fiction, mystery and some romance. For those of us who prefer large print books — and we know who we are — six books were donated this week. There are some romance, a mystery and an FBI thriller from Catherine Coulter. Thank you to Sharon Camp for these and the other books she donated. Large print books are always a welcome donation.

THE TIMES: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 08/31/2011 3:33 a.m.

Wanted: Real leader

Now & Then: Learning more about the apple business

posted: 08/31/2011 3:32 a.m.

Last week I asked if some of the folks who read this column knew about where there were apple dryers around Pea Ridge in years gone by. This week I’ve been talking to Alva Johnson about that, and he has helped me.

LABOR DAY CLOSINGS

posted: 08/31/2011 3:31 a.m.

Labor Day is Monday, Aug. 5. Closings include:

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 08/31/2011 3:30 a.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME LOST and FOUND ANIMALS

CITY- WIDE SALE SET

posted: 08/31/2011 3:29 a.m.

A city-wide yard sale is set for 7 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 10. This is the second annual event. Residents may set their own hours, but the event is being advertised from 7 a.m. to 3 p.m.

NEBCO: POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE, EMS REPORTS

posted: 08/31/2011 3:29 a.m.

Incidents reported by area departments this week include:

NEBCO: PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 08/31/2011 3:27 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 1 10 a.m. — Benton County Conservation District, USDA Service Center, Bentonville. For more information contact Gail Sparks at 273-2622 ext. 3.

THE TIMES: MARRIAGE LICENSE

posted: 08/31/2011 3:27 a.m.

Corry Fulton Hull II, 29, and Sarah Amber Cudney, 33, both of Garfield

Pastor’s Corner: Labor Day thankfulness

posted: 08/31/2011 3:26 a.m.

Labor Day is upon us... finally. For many of you, the restart of the school season was a bit early and the arrival of Labor Day weekend couldn’t come soon enough. Getting back into a more hurried routine and having to push the grinding stone harder and faster to make ends meet leaves much of us feeling a little perplexed at the end of most days. We ask ourselves, “How are we going to make it through this year?”

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 08/31/2011 3:26 a.m.

40 Years Ago Sept. 2, 1971 Pea Ridge Graphic Enrollment in the Pea Ridge Schools was up to 482 students at the beginning of the second week of the 1971-1972 term. This represented a new high. The previous year’s enrollment was 450 students.

NEBCO: CHURCH NEWS

posted: 08/31/2011 3:25 a.m.

Area Church Happenings

NEBCO: COMMUNITY CALENDAR & NEWS

posted: 08/31/2011 3:24 a.m.

Area Event and Meeting News

NEBCO shows initiative

posted: 08/31/2011 3:22 a.m.

Volunteers with the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire/EMS Department work hard and deserve any help they can get, according to state Senator Cecile Bledsoe, who was instrumental in getting $50,000 from a legislative Rural Improvement Grant for the department.

CIRCUS TICKETS FOR SALE

posted: 08/31/2011 3:21 a.m.

The circus is coming to town for two shows — at 5:30 and 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 15. The Culpepper & Meriweather Circus will be on the Pea Ridge High School campus, sponsored joingly by the Pea Ridge Optimist Club and Pea Ridge Lions Club.

CLUB NEWS: New Meadowbrook Home Extension

posted: 08/31/2011 3:20 a.m.

New Meadowbrook Home Extension Club of Garfield, met Wednesday, Aug. 10, for their annual picnic. The members and guests met at the home of Roxie and Jim Geddie. Seven members were present with nine guests for a potluck meal.

BUNKER HILL MONTHLY SINGING

posted: 08/31/2011 3:20 a.m.

BUNKER HILL, Mo. - The monthly singing at Bunker Hill is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Bunker Hill Community Building located five miles north of Pineville, on Missouri Hwy.ighway W, or 5 miles east of Anderson on 76 to W.

Hensley fete golden years

posted: 08/31/2011 3:19 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. M.J. Hensley will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with a trip to the Northeast.

Easterling leads team

posted: 08/31/2011 3:17 a.m.

Optimism and excitement are two words that describe the atmosphere at Pea Ridge.

Ridger Sports: The dream is free... the journey is not

posted: 08/31/2011 3:15 a.m.

Grind. When injured Arkansas running back Knile Davis addressed a press conference last week, he was wearing a shirt which was emblazoned with the word “GRIND.” Under that word was the phrase “The Dream is Free ... The Journey is Not.”

Meet Your Faculty

posted: 08/31/2011 3:14 a.m.

Name: Roland M. Smith Position: Superintendent

SEEK needs volunteers

posted: 08/31/2011 3:13 a.m.

SEEK stands for Special Experiences Educating Kids and is Pea Ridge’s Gifted and Talented program. The program applies to every grade in the school district. The coordinator, Sandra Thomas, meets with every kindergarten through second-grade student on a regular basis, teaching lessons based on thinking skills. She has a pull-out class with identified students for 2 1/2 hours per week in grades 3-7.

Graduates and Honors

posted: 08/31/2011 3:13 a.m.

The University of Arkansas recently released the names of spring 2011 graduates, they are:

Athletic passes and punch cards

posted: 08/31/2011 3:12 a.m.

Punch cards will be available for sale in the superintendent’s office.

THE TIMES: LUNCH MENUS

posted: 08/31/2011 3:11 a.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

PEA RIDGE: GOLF SCORES

posted: 08/31/2011 3:09 a.m.

Results

Go Blackhawks

posted: 08/31/2011 3:08 a.m.

2011 Pea Ridge Sports Schedules

Football Schedule change

posted: 08/31/2011 12:10 a.m.

Senior Blackhawk football game against Green Forest will be played in Pea Ridge at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 9, said athletic director Larry Walker.

Wednesday, August 24

Circus comes to town

posted: 08/24/2011 7:38 p.m.

The Circus is coming to town for two shows Sept. 15.

Marcus needs a new heart

posted: 08/24/2011 7:38 p.m.

On their 35th wedding anniversary, Willadean and Dennis Nelson sat by the bedside of their criticallyill son, Marcus, in a room in the Cardiac Vascular Intensive Care Unit of Baptist Health Medical Center in Little Rock. Marcus, 24, their younger of two sons, has congestive heart failure.

At 71, Anthony plans to retire

posted: 08/24/2011 7:37 p.m.

She’s calling it quits.

Cycle, car collide

posted: 08/24/2011 7:36 p.m.

On her way home from her granddaughter’s third birthday party, Sherri Geidle was just passing the flower shop on North Curtis Avenue when she saw the bicyclist turn in front of her. It was just after 5 p.m. Thursday, Aug. 18.

THE TIMES: OBITUARIES

posted: 08/24/2011 7:36 p.m.

August 24. 2011

All is gone

posted: 08/24/2011 7:34 p.m.

A registered nurse at Mercy Medical Center, Angie Holden had only been at work for a short time when she was notified that her house was on fire.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 08/24/2011 7:33 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS

THE TIMES: CORRECTION

posted: 08/24/2011 7:33 p.m.

The Pea Ridge Veterans of Foreign Wars Post is 8109. The number was incorrect in the cutline beneath the photograph of members of the Pea Ridge VFW in last week’s edition of The Times. The Times apologizes for the error.

Recipe of the Week: Farmer’s Breakfast

posted: 08/24/2011 7:31 p.m.

Ozark Mountain Smoke House, Farmington Recipes of the Ozarks Cookbook

THE TIMES: LETTER TO THE EDITOR

posted: 08/24/2011 7:30 p.m.

Dear Editor, I would like to give a special thanks to a few people in town for their help to help me with collecting bottle caps for “Miss Kesha” (she goes by Kiki), out of San Antonio, Texas, in her fight with Leukemia. Just this summer alone they managed to collect over 200 pounds of bottle caps, and over half of them came from us here in Pea Ridge, Ark.

Arkansas Watch: What is role of government?

posted: 08/24/2011 7:29 p.m.

I believe that the leaders of today’s Christian Right have a miserable track record of political “ministry” by any measuring stick, except that of giving themselves continued access to the smaller and smaller circle of Republican bigwigs who will still pretend to listen to them.

Library Notes: New books at library

posted: 08/24/2011 7:29 p.m.

Busy, busy, busy describes the library lately. New and donated books are arriving faster than I can process them. We should have some new Christian fiction books on the shelves by mid-week. General Fiction and Romance books should arrive by week’s end. An anonymous donor left several books and magazines outside the library door this past week.

Lynch Pen: Wanted: A true leader

posted: 08/24/2011 7:28 p.m.

There are numerous news sources talking, or reporting, about President Obama’s need to help the middle-class of America’s population. One of my previous contributions gave some statistics on incomes used to define our various classes. All I know for certain is my position on the scale doesn’t fit into any of the definitions they use for middle-class.

NEBCO: BIRTH ANNOUNCEMENT

posted: 08/24/2011 7:27 p.m.

James and Korina Iglehart, of Pea Ridge, announce the birth of their son Ryan James Iglehart. He was born Aug. 8 at UAMS Little Rock, weighing 8 lbs. and measuring 23 inches long.

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE, EMS REPORTS

posted: 08/24/2011 7:27 p.m.

Incidents reported by area departments this week include:

NEBCO: PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 08/24/2011 7:26 p.m.

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

Pastor’s Corner: Show honor to your pastor

posted: 08/24/2011 7:24 p.m.

I probably have different perspectives of what a senior pastor looks like than most people. I have served at several churches over the past nine years. I have taken the opportunity to learn from different pastors and seen different styles of leadership and pastoring. I had no idea what a pastor did all day and like many people, my perspective is formed from what I saw on Sunday mornings. The truth is that it is so much more than what you see on Sunday morning.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 08/24/2011 7:23 p.m.

40 Years Ago Aug. 26, 1971 Pea Ridge Graphic Pea Ridge Canning Company was expected to start its season. A sizeable list of women had applied as peelers. The local industry normally used about 50 to 60 employees during its several week run each late summer. The cannery processed tomatoes mostly from Indiana.

NEBCO: CHURCH NEWS

posted: 08/24/2011 7:23 p.m.

Upcoming Church Events

Now & Then: Some things I’d like to find; seeking to unearth more history of area

posted: 08/24/2011 7:21 p.m.

I’m looking for several things with the idea of putting them on display at the Pea Ridge Historical Society Museum. I’m also looking for several items of historical information.

NEBCO: COMMUNITY CALENDAR AND NEWS

posted: 08/24/2011 7:21 p.m.

Area Community Events

Military park to burn vegetation this week

posted: 08/24/2011 7:20 p.m.

Pea Ridge National Military Park is planning to conduct prescribed fire operation sometime during the week of Aug. 21.

MILITARY PLANES ON EXHIBIT

posted: 08/24/2011 7:19 p.m.

Million Air, the Fixed Base Operator at the Fayetteville Executive Airport, has partnered with the Navy, Air Force and Army to host the first Fayetteville Military Aircraft Exhibition series beginning in August. These public events will give aviation enthusiasts of all ages the opportunity to see the impressive military aircraft used to protect our country and deployed in combat zones overseas.

LABOR DAY COUNTRY BREAKFAST SET

posted: 08/24/2011 7:19 p.m.

The Labor Day “Country Breakfast” will be from 7:30 to 10 a.m.

NEBCO: CLUB NEWS

posted: 08/24/2011 7:18 p.m.

Area Club News

GRANNY’S AUCTION, BENEFIT

posted: 08/24/2011 7:18 p.m.

The eighth annual Auction and Spaghetti dinner will be 5-9 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 27, at the Pea Ridge High School. The price is $6 for adults and $4 for children. Dinner is from 5-7 p.m. and includes spaghetti, salad, roll, dessert and drink. Auction starts at 6:30 p.m. All proceeds go to quilting materials to make quilts for the Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Call Mary Margaret Webb at 451-8640.

Blackhawk Pride Night is Friday

posted: 08/24/2011 7:16 p.m.

Pride Night is Friday, Aug. 26.

Ridger Sports: Here’s football! Nine days and counting ...

posted: 08/24/2011 7:15 p.m.

Nine days from today, the third edition of the Tony Travis Blackhawk varsity football team will begin their season in earnest as they invade Elkins to take on their longtime rival Elks.

NEBCO: LUNCH MENUS

posted: 08/24/2011 7:13 p.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Meet your Faculty: Rick Neal

posted: 08/24/2011 7:13 p.m.

Position: High School Principal

PEA RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL GOLF RESULTS

posted: 08/24/2011 7:11 p.m.

TUESDAY, AUG. 16

Go Blackhawks

posted: 08/24/2011 7:08 p.m.

Blackhawks Staff, Roster and Schedules

SPORTS NEWS: Athletic passes and punch cards

posted: 08/24/2011 7:08 p.m.

Senior Pea Ridge residents ages 62 and older are entitled to free athletic passes which may be picked up at the superintendent’s office for all home Pea Ridge games.

Young artists’ gallery propelled to 12th nationally

posted: 08/24/2011 7:04 p.m.

The Pea Ridge Primary/ Intermediate Art Gallery and web site earned a 12th place finish in the Artsonia National Online Gallery competition in final tabulations released recently.

Farm Credit Scholarship

posted: 08/24/2011 7:03 p.m.

Kelsey D’Ann Parmenter, a graduate of Pea Ridge High School, was one of 20 western Arkansas students awarded a $1,000 academic scholarship from Farm Credit of Western Arkansas.

Kozy Heat offers top-shelf ÿreplaces, stoves and grills

posted: 08/24/2011 3:03 a.m.

Kozy Heat is a leading manufacturer of quality wood, gas and electric fireplaces.

Wednesday, August 17

Mule Jump bounds in Oct. 8

posted: 08/17/2011 11:48 p.m.

Mules will jump to the delight of the audience at the city’s largest — and most unique — event set for Saturday, Oct. 8.

City adopts rules for signs

posted: 08/17/2011 11:48 p.m.

The culmination of months of work was dissected at a city meeting Thursday with members of the City Council and Planning Commission meeting as a committee of the whole.

More school staff hired

posted: 08/17/2011 11:47 p.m.

The resignation of Pam Forga, counselor for Pea Ridge Middle School, was accepted without comment except that she, as well as the other teachers who resigned, were to repay the signing bonus they were given this year.

Kelly resigns

posted: 08/17/2011 11:46 p.m.

Jack Kelly resigned from City Council Thursday night following a committee of the whole meeting with City Council and Planning Commission members.

Finishing facility

posted: 08/17/2011 11:46 p.m.

Work continued on Saturday to complete the multi-purpose facility at Pea Ridge High School. The building will have a weight room, locker rooms and an indoor practice field and is anticipated to be finished before the end of the August.

THE TIMES: OBITUARIES

posted: 08/17/2011 11:45 p.m.

August 17, 2011

Recipe of the Week: War Eagle Cornbread

posted: 08/17/2011 11:44 p.m.

War Eagle Mill, Recipes of the Ozarks Cookbook

Out of My Mind: E-mail not a substitute for talk

posted: 08/17/2011 11:43 p.m.

We’re so dependent on technology that many of us don’t think about pre-technology days.

THE TIMES: LETTER TO THE EDITOR

posted: 08/17/2011 11:43 p.m.

Optimists are grateful

Library Notes: Library’s Story Hour moves to Wednesday

posted: 08/17/2011 11:42 p.m.

The big news at the library this week is the date and time change of the Story Hour. Starting this Wednesday, Aug. 17, story hour will be at 2 p.m. on Wednesdays. Please tell your family and friends about this change and urge them to take advantage of this opportunity for their children to have an hour of fun.

Arkansas Watch: Rushing headlong into globalism

posted: 08/17/2011 11:42 p.m.

This nation was founded on the principle that governments derive all of their just powers from “the consent of the governed.” Well, that’s awkward, because our federal government no longer has that consent. According to a recent Rasmussen poll, only 17 percent of the voters feel that the federal government has “the consent of the governed.” Sixty-nine percent say that the federal government does not have the consent of the governed.

Now & Then: Getting my first car

posted: 08/17/2011 11:41 p.m.

For a teenage boy growing up in northwest Arkansas in the late 1950s, getting a car was a big deal. Getting a drivers license was like a rite of passage. One felt like he was passing from the little stage of life onto the big stage of life. Graduating from high school was a pretty big deal, too, as was going to college. But getting your own car was a big deal. We boys used to talk cars a lot.

Building foundations affected by moisture & temperature

posted: 08/17/2011 11:40 p.m.

Editor’s note: The extreme temperatures and moisture levels of this past year may cause cracks in building foundations, but that can be prevented, according to M.J.

NEBCO: AREA EVENTS

posted: 08/17/2011 11:39 p.m.

News and Calendar of Community Events

Meet the pharmacist at Collier Drug Aug. 25

posted: 08/17/2011 11:38 p.m.

A new pharmacist is at the helm at Collier Drug, Pea Ridge.

Pea Ridge Historical Society Minutes

posted: 08/17/2011 11:38 p.m.

The Pea Ridge Historical Society met at 6 p.m. July 26 at the Museum. Ron Simons gave a program on the history of money in the U.S.

Labor Day breakfast served at NEBCO

posted: 08/17/2011 11:37 p.m.

The Labor Day “Country Breakfast” will be from 7:30 to 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 5, sponsored by the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire/EMS Department at the NEBCO Community Center, 17823 Marshall St. (U.S. Highway 62). A complete breakfast including sausage, bacon, ham, eggs, hash browns, pancakes, biscuits and gravy and drink is $7 for adults, $4 for children 5-12 and free for children under 5. All proceeds go to NEBCO Emergency Medical Services ALS ambulance service.

Democractic women picnic in Little Flock

posted: 08/17/2011 11:37 p.m.

LITTLE FLOCK — The reunion at Little Flock Park will get underway at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 19. Sponsored by the Democratic Women’s Action Committee, the reunion will be a gathering of Democrat and political leaders both past and present. Rogers Attorney David Matthews will be master of ceremonies; many speakers have been invited. A catered BBQ and fixings will be served. Tickets are $5 prepaid and $8 at the reunion.

Pastor’s Corner: It’s time for a change of focus

posted: 08/17/2011 11:17 p.m.

I would like to challenge a common practice in our society. I want to encourage you to approach life a bit differently than we have been taught, to one degree or another, all our lives. You and I live in a world that promotes a lifestyle focused on self. Everywhere we turn we are bombarded with the subtle, and sometimes not so subtle, message that life is best lived focused on self. This message tells us that our life is most fulfilled, we are happiest and our life will work best when it is focused on self.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 08/17/2011 11:17 p.m.

40 Years Ago Aug. 19, 1971 Pea Ridge Graphic Mrs. Sharron Croddy resigned from her position as an elementary teacher. Mrs. Croddy was hired at the time of regular re-hiring of faculty and staff. Her resignation leaves the Pea Ridge School system with two vacancies, one elementary teacher and a librarian.

Westside Baptist Church

posted: 08/17/2011 11:16 p.m.

The AWANA program begins at 6 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 21, for preschool to eighth-grade students. First Baptist Church Garfield A blood drive will be held from 5-8 p.m. Wednesday, Aug. 17, at the church.

First Baptist Church of Garfield breaks ground

posted: 08/17/2011 11:16 p.m.

The First Baptist Church of Garfield broke ground on a new 60- by 120-foot student/ multi-purpose building which will facilitate the iGnite student ministries and serve as a recreation/ fellowship facility for the entire church. The building will include a state-of-theart audio/visual system for worship and other activities. A commercial kitchen is included.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 08/17/2011 11:15 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST and FOUND ANIMALS

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE, EMS REPORTS

posted: 08/17/2011 11:14 p.m.

Incidents reported this week include:

THE TIMES: MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 08/17/2011 11:12 p.m.

Aug. 4

THE TIMES: PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 08/17/2011 11:12 p.m.

Friday, Aug. 19

THE TIMES: COURT REPORT

posted: 08/17/2011 11:11 p.m.

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

Roxie Crelia celebrating 101 years

posted: 08/17/2011 11:10 p.m.

Many of her children, grandchildren, great-grandchildren and great-greatgrandchildren gathered Sunday, Aug. 14, to celebrate the 101st birthday of Roxie J. Crelia of Anderson, Mo.

Houpts celebrate 50th anniversary

posted: 08/17/2011 11:09 p.m.

Gary and Peggy Houpt of Avoca will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 3, at the Garfield Community Building/ NEBCO.

Parnells fete golden years

posted: 08/17/2011 11:09 p.m.

Janice Marie Swinney and George L. Parnell were married Aug. 11, 1961, in Southside Baptist Church, Chicago, Ill., by pastor H. Kirchner.

Ridger Sports: And the winning motion is? None!

posted: 08/17/2011 11:08 p.m.

Earlier this month, the Arkansas Activities Association had their annual summer conference for the purpose of rule and policy changes with four different initiatives on the slate.

Howells mark 40

posted: 08/17/2011 11:08 p.m.

Kenneth and Deborah Howell of Pea Ridge are celebrating their 40th wedding anniversary on Aug. 16.

Substitute training

posted: 08/17/2011 11:08 p.m.

Pea Ridge School District is currently accepting applications for substitutes. Applications will be accepted at the superintendent’s office until Aug. 22. All applicants must fill out a certified application whether or not they have certifications. Interviews will be set for Aug. 25. Gifted and Talented meeting set Each fall a meeting is held for the parents of SEEK students. SEEK is Pea Ridge’s gifted and talented program. This year’s introductory meeting will be held at 6:30 p.m. Aug. 23 in the Intermediate School’s Media Center.

Pea Ridge School

posted: 08/17/2011 11:08 p.m.

Keith Martin Profile

Half-cent coin offered as prize for winners of eassy

posted: 08/17/2011 11:07 p.m.

The Pea Ridge post of the Veterans of Foreign Wars is offering two 177-year-old half-cent coins in addition to monetary prizes for winners of two essay contests.

Farm Credit Scholarship

posted: 08/17/2011 11:06 p.m.

Kelsey D’Ann Parmenter, a graduate of Pea Ridge High School, was one of 20 western Arkansas students awarded a $1,000 academic scholarship from Farm Credit of Western Arkansas. The daughter of Jerry and Christy Parmenter and the granddaughter of J.C. and Donna Beaver, all of Pea Ridge, plans to attend Arkansas Tech University this fall. “We proudly award this welldeserved scholarship in recognition of Kelsey’s many academic accomplishments and student leadership,” said Farm Credit CEO Glen Manchester

BLACKHAWK GOLF SCORES

posted: 08/17/2011 11:06 p.m.

Recent Results

BLACKHAWK GOLF SCHEDULE 2011

posted: 08/17/2011 11:05 p.m.

Upcoming

THE TIMES: LUNCH MENUS

posted: 08/17/2011 11:04 p.m.

PEA RIDGE and GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Wednesday, August 10

School teachers must report DWI arrests

posted: 08/10/2011 11:20 p.m.

When school begins Monday, it may be without a counselor for the Middle School.

School personnel addressed

posted: 08/10/2011 11:20 p.m.

Several personnel items are on the agenda for the Monday night School Board meeting including appointment of a teacher for the elementary school, a media aide and an in-school suspension teacher/supervisor. Also involving personnel is a resignation, a decline of a position and establishing substitute pay rates.

Signs, dogs on city’s agenda

posted: 08/10/2011 11:19 p.m.

At a special City Council Committee of the Whole, city officials from both the Council and Planning Commission are to meet at 6 p.m.

Stealing papers is a crime

posted: 08/10/2011 11:19 p.m.

Police say the recent popularity of extreme couponing led to the theft of 185 newspapers from a Springdale grocery store.

NEBCO: OBITUARIES

posted: 08/10/2011 11:18 p.m.

August 10, 2011

Lynch Pen: Any spiritual belief except Christian is acceptable?

posted: 08/10/2011 11:17 p.m.

If the week’s political /financial news wasn’t enough to remind me how helplessly I observe the world, Saturday’s news about a prayer group in Texas put a big “period” at the end of the week. You may have heard the news and maybe don’t have any interest about what goes on in Texas. Other than being concerned about their drought and its affect on the farmers, I generally don’t care much about the state of the state.

Now & Then: It sure is hot and dry!

posted: 08/10/2011 11:16 p.m.

Someone says, “It sure is hot and dry!” And someone else says, “Well, just how hot and dry is it?” I heard a story the other day that said it is so hot and dry that the water moccasins are getting ticks on their backs. At the Historical Society meeting the other day, Bob Prophet passed on to me a story off the Internet that said it is so hot and dry in Kansas that the Baptists are starting to baptize by sprinkling, the Methodists have begun using wet wipes, the Presbyterians are handing out rain checks, and the Catholics are praying for the wine to turn back into water!

Recipe of the Week: Tropical Carrots

posted: 08/10/2011 11:16 p.m.

From the kitchen of Dorothy Lynch, Pea Ridge Recipes to Remember Cookbook

THE TIMES: LETTERS

posted: 08/10/2011 11:15 p.m.

Lions are grateful

From the Pastor’s Desk: Nothing can get between us

posted: 08/10/2011 11:12 p.m.

This scripture from Romans 8 is one that is not often used on Sunday mornings. We usually hear it in a memorial service. In fact, I used this very Scripture for my Father-in-law’s funeral last week: “I am convinced that neither death, nor life, nor angels, nor leaders of nations, nor present things, nor things in the future, nor powers, nor big things, nor deep things, nor anything else in the world will be able to separate us from the love of God in Jesus Christ our Lord.”

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 08/10/2011 11:12 p.m.

40 Years Ago Aug. 12, 1971 Pea Ridge Graphic

THE TIMES: CORRECTION

posted: 08/10/2011 11:11 p.m.

Bill Ryan, featured in a story in The Times July 27 edition, graduated from Rogers High School in 1952 and became a meterologist for the National Weather Service. The information previously published was incorrect. The Times apologizes for the error.

NEBCO: POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE, EMS REPORTS

posted: 08/10/2011 11:11 p.m.

Incidents reported by the area Departments this week include:

NEBCO: MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 08/10/2011 11:09 p.m.

Clayton James Dorris, 19, Pea Ridge, and Carissa Rashel Judd, 19, Rogers Michael Jess Ridenoure, 47, and Stephanie Diane Gilman, 43, both of Garfield

NEBCO: COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 08/10/2011 11:08 p.m.

Calendar of News of Area Community Events

Granny’s Quilts of Love

posted: 08/10/2011 11:07 p.m.

Granny’s Quilts of Love met July 19 at Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church in Pea Ridge. Margie Crowder conducted the meeting.

Library Notes: Story hour was successful

posted: 08/10/2011 11:07 p.m.

The Thursday Story Hour for children is the hit of the library this summer.

NEBCO: PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 08/10/2011 11:07 p.m.

Thursday, Aug. 11 6 p.m. — Garfield Planning Board, Garfield Town Hall

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 08/10/2011 11:06 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND PETS

School begins Monday, drivers beware

posted: 08/10/2011 11:05 p.m.

School begins at 8 a.m.

Ridger Sports: Coaches’ teaching can have life-long impact

posted: 08/10/2011 11:05 p.m.

Traveling across the south for several days earlier this month put me in places like Jackson, Miss., Mobile, Ala., Memphis, Tenn., and Panama City Beach, Fla. As I often do, I take my best Razorback shirts with me to wear when I go on outings as it often leads to conversions with others, some of which have been highly enjoyable, if not memorable.

NEBCO: CHURCH NEWS

posted: 08/10/2011 11:04 p.m.

Area Church News

NEBCO: SPORTS NEWS

posted: 08/10/2011 11:03 p.m.

Athletic passes and punch cards

2011 PEA RIDGE FOOTBALL

posted: 08/10/2011 11:03 p.m.

BLACKHAWKS FALL SCHEDULE

PRHS students gain college credit with AP

posted: 08/10/2011 11:01 p.m.

The Advanced Placement classes offered at Pea Ridge High School will provide more than just high school credit for 84 students who scored high enough to earn college credit as well.

SCHOOL NEWS: Substitute training

posted: 08/10/2011 11 p.m.

Pea Ridge School District is currently accepting applications for substitutes.

Youth work and learn at military park in summer

posted: 08/10/2011 11 p.m.

Their reasons are as varied as they are — 11 young people were selected in a random drawing from the nearly 60 young people from northeast Benton County and southwest Missouri who applied for positions in the Youth Conservation Corps working at the Pea Ridge National Military Park this summer. Most of the work was outside — rebuilding fences, cutting weeds, yard and maintenance work. There were learning opportunities as well. All were give an intepretive tour of the park.

PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOL CALENDAR 2011 — 2012

posted: 08/10/2011 11 p.m.

Aug. 22-Sept. 23: Window for kindergarten screener Aug. 8-12 : Professional Development (Days 3-7 ) Open House Schedule Aug. 8 Grade 3 — 5 p.m.

NEBCO: LUNCH MENUS

posted: 08/10/2011 10:59 p.m.

PEA RIDGE and GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Free diagnosis on-site for slow performing computers

posted: 08/10/2011 10:58 p.m.

The health of a computer can affect not only speed and performance, but also data security.

Wednesday, August 3

Bone shot and killed; tenant charged

posted: 08/03/2011 10:39 p.m.

Six days after he shot Darrell Bone three times, Danny K. Thomas appeared in court for arraingment.

Crashes claim three; quiet valley marred

posted: 08/03/2011 10:38 p.m.

Less than half a mile and 26 hours apart, two accidents on Arkansas Highway 72 near Sugar Creek resulted in the deaths of three people.

Mowers rumble ’round track to crowd’s delight

posted: 08/03/2011 10:38 p.m.

Curiosity propelled — and extreme heat did not deter — more than 300 people attending the Pea Ridge Lions Club inaugural Race for Sight lawnmower race Saturday at the old race track on Arkansas Highway 72.

Hit and run driver nabbed

posted: 08/03/2011 10:37 p.m.

The red Dodge truck crossed the center line in front of police Cpl. Mitch Brown Monday evening, moments after receiving a report about the vehicle from Benton County Central Communications.

Family safe; home gone

posted: 08/03/2011 10:36 p.m.

“I woke up to thick smoke and could barely breath. I woke up the kids and got them out,” Randy Moncibaiz said as he watched firefighters spray water and foam on the home from which he had just escaped.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 08/03/2011 10:35 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND

NEBCO: OBITUARIES

posted: 08/03/2011 10:35 p.m.

August 3, 2011

Arkansas Watch: Risk taking is essential to grow

posted: 08/03/2011 10:32 p.m.

Ladies, please don’t misunderstand me here. I am blessed to have good women in my life who I love thoroughly. The intended target of conviction for this piece is not women, its men who want to think like you — and by that disallow you the freedom to be who you really are in balance with the masculine mind.

Lynch Pen: Winds of change are a’blowing

posted: 08/03/2011 10:32 p.m.

When the smoke finally clears on, or after, Aug. 2, 2011, the result of our Washington debate over the debt ceiling is not going to be how much the ceiling was raised.

Family is grateful

posted: 08/03/2011 10:31 p.m.

We would like to thank all of our friends and family for attending our 50th wedding anniversary party on July 16, 2011. It was such an honor to see so many family and friends. JAMES & MARY ANN DEAN Lincoln, Neb.

Now & Then: Exploring the Great Smokey Mountains

posted: 08/03/2011 10:31 p.m.

I’m more of a hill person than I am a mountaineer, but it was very interesting to me to visit the Great Smokey Mountains in western North Carolina several weeks ago. We made our church’s retreat center on Lake Junaluska our headquarters for the several days we were in the area, and each day we would strike out on a day trip to a different destination.

Recipe of the Week: Lemon Meringue Pie

posted: 08/03/2011 10:30 p.m.

From the kitchen of Mia Winters, Pea Ridge Recipes to Remember Cookbook

NEBCO: COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 08/03/2011 10:29 p.m.

Area Events Calendar and News

NEBCO: SPORTS NEWS

posted: 08/03/2011 10:28 p.m.

Athletic passes and punch cards

Administrators work through the summer

posted: 08/03/2011 10:27 p.m.

As students spend their days splashing in the pool and trying to stay cool, school administrators stay busy during the summer closing a school year and starting a new one.

Wood still on board

posted: 08/03/2011 10:27 p.m.

Jenny Wood, current president of the Pea Ridge School Board, is the only candidate to file for her seat.

Tax-free holiday set

posted: 08/03/2011 10:26 p.m.

Arkansas first annual sales tax holiday, beginning at 12:01 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 6, and ending at 11:59 p.m. Sunday, Aug. 7. State and local sales tax will not be collected during this 48-hour period on the sale of:

Library Notes: There are new books at library

posted: 08/03/2011 10:26 p.m.

Time just flew last week at the library. There is rarely a dull moment and last week was no exception. Monday a large donation of books was dropped off and we received another 16 boxes on Thursday morning. Some of the donated books will be added to our inventory and some will be held for the book sale which we hope to have in October. Surely we will have cooler weather by then.

Cook-Putzier wed

posted: 08/03/2011 10:25 p.m.

Dr. Priscilla Putzier and Jeremy Cook, both of West Des Moines, Iowa, were married April 30, at Creekwood Gardens, Rogers, with the Rev. Cheryl Harbaugh officiating.

NEBCO: MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 08/03/2011 10:25 p.m.

Ronald David Roughton, 43, and Melissa Carol Middleton, 39, both of Pea Ridge Jason Wayne Long, 27, and Tanna Ann Brown, 25, both of Pea Ridge

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE, EMS REPORTS

posted: 08/03/2011 10:25 p.m.

Incidents reported this week include:

HEALTH DEPT. INSPECTIONS June 2

posted: 08/03/2011 10:24 p.m.

Buss Stop Grill

NEBCO: PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 08/03/2011 10:23 p.m.

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

Pastor’s Corner: Trust is essential

posted: 08/03/2011 10:23 p.m.

While reading in the letter of the Apostle Paul to the Philippians recently, I was struck by two verses in Chapter 2. Paul is writing to the Philippian Christians about sending his co-worker Timothy to them, to visit their circumstances, to discern how goes their ministry, to share with them for a time in the ministry of the gospel, to encourage them and build them up, and to return to him with news from the friends in Christ in Philippi.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 08/03/2011 10:22 p.m.

40 Years Ago Aug. 5, 1971 Pea Ridge Graphic Jack Trent, band director, and Judy Moore, high school English and math teacher, were hired by the Pea Ridge School Board during a special meeting. Board president Keith Escue said the first day of school would be for Aug. 23.

NEBCO: CHURCH NEWS

posted: 08/03/2011 10:22 p.m.

Area Church Happenings

SCHOOL SUPPLIES

posted: 08/03/2011 10:19 p.m.

PEA RIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL Kindergarten 2 pocket folders w/brads 2 boxes 24-count Crayons, Crayola brand only 1 pkg. Crayola Classic Colors Washable Markers Watercolors, set of 8 8 No. 2 Pencils 1 pair scissors, blunt (only) metal Fiskars brand 1 Elmer’s Washable school glue 1 lg. backpack (no wheels) Rest mat, red and blue tri-fold only 2 boxes Kleenex 2 jumbo roll paper towels 2 pkg. healthy snacks (peanut free) For each month: 8 Elmer’s Glue Sticks 1 small school box (except for Mrs. Hill’s Class) 1 box gallon Ziplock bags (boys only) 1 box quart Ziplock bags (girls only) 1 container CloroxWipes First Grade 1 backpack (no wheels) 2 boxes 24-count Crayola Crayons 1 child size scissors 2 boxes of Kleenex 1 container of baby wipes 2 jumbo rolls of paper towels 2 yellow highlighters 1 plastic school box 4 black expo low odor dry erase markers 12 glue sticks 1 pkg. blank 3x5 index cards 2 pkg. 12-count No. 2 yellow pencils only 1 box gallon size ziplock bags 1 box quart size ziplock bags 2 bottles of liquid schoo

SCHOOL CALENDAR

posted: 08/03/2011 10:18 p.m.

Dates to Remember 2011-2012

Therapist touts physical, mental beneÿts of massage

posted: 08/03/2011 9:40 p.m.

Massage, once considered a luxury, has grown significantly in recent years as a way to maintain overall health of the mind and body.