News 2011 December

Stories for December 2011

Wednesday, December 28

Judge orders new Tyson discrimination trial

posted: 12/28/2011 3:06 p.m.

The 8th U.S. Circuit Court of Appeals has ordered a new trial in a sexual discrimination case where Tyson Foods was ordered to pay $600,000.

Mrs. Ruthie eulogized for serving others

posted: 12/28/2011 1:19 a.m.

“It’s all for one and all for one,” Talburt said last year when speaking of her fellow members — the “sisters” in Beta Alpha.

Athletes play Santa

posted: 12/28/2011 1:17 a.m.

Before leaving school for the last time before Christmas break, several football players climbed on a school bus one last time. But not for school, nor a game, but to go Christmas shopping Wednesday, Dec. 21.

2011 in review: The year in headlines

posted: 12/28/2011 1:15 a.m.

The past year had many noteworthy events, but one of the most noteable for the city was the result of the 2010 census which propelled Pea Ridge into a first-class city category. State laws governing a first-class city are different than those for a second-class city.

Jacket holds Rich Memories

posted: 12/28/2011 1:11 a.m.

I have given, at different times, at least five different answers when someone has asked me where I am from.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 12/28/2011 1:11 a.m.

LOST ANIMALS Black cat — Neutered; four-year-old ; call Robert at 957-1880.

NEBCO: COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 12/28/2011 1:10 a.m.

Area Events

Recipe of the Week: Salmon Balls

posted: 12/28/2011 1:09 a.m.

From the kitchen of Florence Poe

Lynch Pen: Just one more wish this year ...

posted: 12/28/2011 1:08 a.m.

Do you suppose it is too late to add something to our list of Christmas gifts?

Out of My Mind: Christmas - and birthdays - evoke memories galore

posted: 12/28/2011 1:08 a.m.

My baby turned 10 yesterday. Although that may not seem much, it will be the first time in 27 years I’ve not had a child in the single digits.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: McNiel says Christmas tree is pagan

posted: 12/28/2011 1:06 a.m.

Whether you realize this or not, we have all been born into a ready-made society.

Now & Then: What was the EH building before it was Home Ec?

posted: 12/28/2011 1:06 a.m.

This question came to me from my sister-in-law, Linda Schooley, after some members of the family inquired about the old downtown Pea Ridge building which now serves as the Pea Ridge Historical Society Museum.

NEBCO: OBITUARIES

posted: 12/28/2011 1:04 a.m.

December 28, 2011

FRIENDS WE LOST IN 2011

posted: 12/28/2011 1:01 a.m.

Calendar of 2011 Obituaries

NEBCO: NEW YEAR CLOSINGS

posted: 12/28/2011 12:55 a.m.

All post offices in the area will be closed Monday, Jan. 2, 2012.

From the Counselor’s Corner: State Farm offers scholarships

posted: 12/28/2011 12:55 a.m.

Applicants to the State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria: Must be a high school senior who will graduate at the end of the 2011-12 school year*

Senior Spotlight: Kaylee Nivens

posted: 12/28/2011 12:54 a.m.

Sport: Basketball, cross country and track

Meet your Faculty: Trent Loyd

posted: 12/28/2011 12:54 a.m.

Name: Trent Loyd

MILITARY NEWS: Hesington graduates

posted: 12/28/2011 12:53 a.m.

Army National Guard Pvt. Adrean S. Hesington has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

PEA RIDGE: BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

posted: 12/28/2011 12:52 a.m.

12/26-12 /30 HolidayTourn. Berryville SG TBA

SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 12/28/2011 12:51 a.m.

Pea Ridge Public schools will return to school Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012. Garfield Elementary School will return to school Monday, Jan. 2, 2012.

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL CALENDAR

posted: 12/28/2011 12:51 a.m.

Winter-Spring 2012 Semester

Magnolia native finds home at Concordia in Bella Vista

posted: 12/28/2011 12:50 a.m.

Originally from Magnolia, Howard Grooves found himself looking for a new place to live after his wife died seven years ago.

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE REPORTS

posted: 12/28/2011 12:48 a.m.

Incidents reported this week include:

NEBCO: PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 12/28/2011 12:45 a.m.

Meetings next week

NEBCO: MARRIAGE LICENSE

posted: 12/28/2011 12:45 a.m.

Shannon Wayne Waterman, 29, and Marilee Nichole Richie, 25, both of Pea Ridge

NEBCO: CLUB NEWS

posted: 12/28/2011 12:44 a.m.

Area Clubs Report

NEBCO: LUNCH MENUS

posted: 12/28/2011 12:43 a.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 12/28/2011 12:41 a.m.

40 Years Ago Dec. 30, 1971 Pea Ridge Graphic

Pastor’s Corner: Is God missing in your modern life?

posted: 12/28/2011 12:41 a.m.

I easily remember not having a telephone, refrigerator (we had an ice-box ), washing machine, microwave or TV set much less a computer.

NEBCO: CHURCH NEWS

posted: 12/28/2011 12:39 a.m.

Area Church Events and Announcements

Wednesday, December 21

Construction continues

posted: 12/21/2011 3:52 a.m.

Two construction crews alternate working spaces as metal crews alternate with block crews erecting the new Pea Ridge Intermediate School between the gymnasium and former classrooms.

Teachers gain national certification

posted: 12/21/2011 3:51 a.m.

Ashley Clark and Rebecca Allen, teachers at Pea Ridge Primary School, have worked hard both at teaching, and as students. Both women earned their national board certification this year.

Budget on city agenda

posted: 12/21/2011 3:51 a.m.

Meeting for the last time this year, Pea Ridge City Council members will be asked to amend the 2011 budget to reconcile actual and predicted expenses and income.

Community Christmas Card

posted: 12/21/2011 3:50 a.m.

Readers of The Times of Northeast Benton County can help students in need in school districts with a donation to the Community Christmas Card fund, sponsored by NWA Media. As of Friday, the fund had $12,563.85.

OBITUARIES

posted: 12/21/2011 3:50 a.m.

December 21, 2011

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE REPORTS

posted: 12/21/2011 3:48 a.m.

Incidents last week.

NEBCO Advent services

posted: 12/21/2011 3:44 a.m.

Calendar of Services

LOCK DOORS

posted: 12/21/2011 3:44 a.m.

Police received several reports Monday morning of break-ins involving items being taken from vehicles in the Givens subdivision.

Recipe of the Week: Cranberry Chutney

posted: 12/21/2011 3:42 a.m.

From the kitchen of Brenda Williams

Less corruption, or more access?

posted: 12/21/2011 3:41 a.m.

There is an old joke which says “I either want less corruption or more access to it.” I see that as the main difference between Occupy Wall Street (OWS) and the Tea Party. The Tea Party wants less corruption, and OWS wants more access to it. OWS folks don’t think of it in such direct terms though. They just see the government handing out money to the big banks and the insiders, and they want their handouts, too.

THE TIMES: LETTER TO THE EDITOR

posted: 12/21/2011 3:41 a.m.

Contesting court decision This was my arguments to the judge as to why my ticket should have been dismissed. I was charged with crossing a double yellow line and no insurance.

Library Notes: Librarian is grateful for helpers

posted: 12/21/2011 3:39 a.m.

The annual Library open house was Thursday, Dec. 15. The morning and early afternoon hours were fairly quiet but, by late afternoon we had a number of visitors enjoying treats, hot spiced cider and visiting with each other. I am looking forward to the open house next year in the new library with more room to move around.

Now & Then: Drawing names for Christmas

posted: 12/21/2011 3:37 a.m.

For the earliest Christmases that I remember, our family was doing Christmas gifts to almost everybody in our extended family. That included my cousins of Uncle Earl and Aunt Sybil’s family, Marvin and Bud, and later Larry Nichols, our California cousins of Uncle Gene and Aunt Evelyn’s family, Barbara and Norma Nichols; and also my Bentonville cousins, Bill and Don Sisk, Aunt Goldie Sisk, Grandpa Burton Clement and Uncle Charles Clement.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 12/21/2011 3:36 a.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND PETS

Martinez named new Little Flock police chief

posted: 12/21/2011 3:36 a.m.

Jesse Martinez is the new Little Flock police chief, Mayor Buddy Blue said Monday.

NEBCO: COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 12/21/2011 3:25 a.m.

Calendar and News of Area Events

Ridger Sports: Sports are beneficial for many reasons

posted: 12/21/2011 3:19 a.m.

Sports, at least in the United States of America, is a big deal.

Driggs named firefighter of year

posted: 12/21/2011 3:17 a.m.

The annual Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department firefighter appreciation luncheon was held Sunday in the Community Room, with more than 65 board members, fire fighters and guests on hand for the occasion. Food for the luncheon was prepared by the Seligam One Stop and served buffet style to the group.

ARKANSAS HUNTING SEASON

posted: 12/21/2011 3:16 a.m.

Deer Zones: 1; 1A; 13; 14; 15 Opens: 12/26/2011 Closes: 12/28/2011 Shooting Hours: 30 Minutes Before Sunrise Until 30 Minutes After Sunset Limits: Seasonal Statewide Bag Limit: Six deer, no more than two legal bucks.

Heart ‘N Sole

posted: 12/21/2011 3:16 a.m.

Pea Ridge Intermediate School students show off their new shoes given to them by Cheryl Tillman and school nurse Val Colburn for Heart ’N Sole.

From the Counselor’s Corner: Counselor tells of more funding

posted: 12/21/2011 3:15 a.m.

State Farm good neighbor scholarship Applicants to the State Farm Good Neighbor Scholarship Program must meet all of the following criteria: Must be a high school senior who will graduate at the end of the 2011-12 school year*

Cheers for cheerleaders - 1st in state

posted: 12/21/2011 3:14 a.m.

And the winners are — the Pea Ridge Blackhawks!

Woodward on all-tourney team

posted: 12/21/2011 3:14 a.m.

Blackhawk senior Dakota Woodward was named to the Arvest Hoopfest Basketball Team all-tournament team.

NEBCO: RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS

posted: 12/21/2011 3:14 a.m.

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

She runs to win

posted: 12/21/2011 3:12 a.m.

Coming in last in the mile when she was in seventh grade motivated Natalie Flippo to never let that happen again.

Winn credits team

posted: 12/21/2011 3:12 a.m.

Dayton Winn combines natural giftedness, tough-mindedness and natural athleticism, but credits his team for any success he has. The 5’8” 147-pound running back was named to the NWA Media Small Schools Football team.

Meet: Heather Henson Wade

posted: 12/21/2011 3:12 a.m.

Position: Sr. High girls head basketball coach

SPORTS BRIEFS

posted: 12/21/2011 3:11 a.m.

Women’s Fastpitch League NorthWest Arkansas Community College is forming a new over-18 fastpitch softball league in the spring. Doubleheaders will be played on Thursday nights and Sunday afternoons. Games will be scheduled through the Fayetteville Parks and Recreation Dept.

PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOL CALENDAR

posted: 12/21/2011 3:11 a.m.

Dec.19-21 : Semester Tests Dec. 21: End of 2nd 9 Weeks

HIGH SCHOOL BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

posted: 12/21/2011 3:10 a.m.

12/26-12 /30 HolidayTourn. Berryville

NEBCO: SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 12/21/2011 2:52 a.m.

Pea Ridge Pea Ridge Public schools will be out for winter break Thursday, Dec. 22, through Wednesday, Jan. 4, 2012.

NEBCO: LUNCH MENUS

posted: 12/21/2011 2:23 a.m.

There are no lunch menus until students return from winter break; Garfield - Monday, Jan. 2, and Pea Ridge - Wednesday, Jan. 4.

Pastor’s Corner: Gifts for the Christ Child

posted: 12/21/2011 2:21 a.m.

This has been a week of special Christmas programs for us. On Sunday morning our church shared with our sister church at Brightwater in a combined choirs Christmas music program and on Sunday evening the children of the church presented the Christmas story in Scripture, song and pageant.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 12/21/2011 2:21 a.m.

40 Years Ago Dec. 23, 1971 Pea Ridge Graphic All eyes were on Santa Claus when youngsters at the Pea Ridge kindergarten received a surprise visit from him, an inquiry as to what their behavior had been like this year and treats for all.

NEBCO: CHURCH NEWS

posted: 12/21/2011 2:20 a.m.

Area Church Events

ANNIVERSARY & WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

posted: 12/21/2011 2:19 a.m.

The Times of Northeast Benton County invites anniversary and wedding announcements from our readers.

NEBCO: MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 12/21/2011 2:18 a.m.

Dec. 9 Ronnie Lynn Downum Jr., 30, and Melissa Ann Campbell, 33, both of Garfield

NEBCO: PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 12/21/2011 2:18 a.m.

Next Week

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

posted: 12/21/2011 2:17 a.m.

The hours of The Times office are from 9 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. Monday through Thursday. The office will closed on Fridays.

Senior Spotlight: Joey Beauchamp

posted: 12/21/2011 2:09 a.m.

Sport: Cheerleading

Wednesday, December 14

Ringing in the holiday season

posted: 12/14/2011 12:36 a.m.

The annual Pea Ridge Christmas parade was well attended despite being rescheduled a week. The parade is sponsored by Beta Alpha.

Keene shares kisses

posted: 12/14/2011 12:35 a.m.

“Have you been kissed today?” queries Billy Keene to every woman he meets.

Construction is on time

posted: 12/14/2011 12:35 a.m.

Progress on school construction projects was one item of business to be discussed by Pea Ridge School Board members Tuesday night.

Christmas Tradition

posted: 12/14/2011 12:34 a.m.

Readers of The Times of Northeast Benton County can help students in need in school districts in Benton, Madison and Washington counties with a donation to the Community Christmas Card fund, which is sponsored by NWA Media. As of Friday, $7,179 had been received.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 12/14/2011 12:34 a.m.

40 Years Ago Dec. 16, 1971 Pea Ridge Graphic Santa Claus was scheduled to arrive in Pea Ridge on Dec. 18, bringing candy for all the good boys and girls who came downtown to greet him. Santa was arriving on Pea Ridge’s handsome new fire truck.

NEBCO: OBITUARIES

posted: 12/14/2011 12:33 a.m.

December 14, 2011

NEBCO: Advent Calendar

posted: 12/14/2011 12:33 a.m.

Holiday Events

Recipe of the Week: Pumpkin Bread

posted: 12/14/2011 12:32 a.m.

From kitchen of Anita Doss, Rogers

Arkansas Watch: How to make sense of it all

posted: 12/14/2011 12:32 a.m.

The concept of the village elder may make a comeback — if we are lucky. You know the type I mean. They served as repositories of knowledge in areas where knowledge was in short supply.

’Til Next Time: Small cedar tree at home in coffee can filled with rocks

posted: 12/14/2011 12:31 a.m.

Jerry Nichols wrote about cutting a cedar tree for Christmas. This week a fourth-grader and I started out across the pasture, determined to bring me back a small cedar. I had picked out one from the road. It was about 2-feet tall and would be perfect trimmed down and put in a red coffee can filled with rocks. I have six miniature ornaments. I lost all the others in a fire a few years back and I don’t want to get back into the full routine.

Library Notes: Book sales are over for the year

posted: 12/14/2011 12:31 a.m.

Great news — the book sales are over for this year and for a long time to come.

Lynch Pen: Political seats for sale?

posted: 12/14/2011 12:31 a.m.

I continue to be concerned that the Occupy movement might be aiming its frustrations at only half of our nation’s economic problems.

Now & Then: Pearl Harbor brought US into WWII

posted: 12/14/2011 12:29 a.m.

I don’t personally remember the Dec. 7, 1941, Japanese attack on the United States Naval Fleet in Pearl Harbor, but the U.S. involvement in the war after Pearl Harbor formed the world I first came to be aware of in life.

PARADE AND CHRISTMAS LIGHT CONTEST

posted: 12/14/2011 12:29 a.m.

Winners of the Seligman, Mo. Christmas lights contest were: Gerald Harling, first place, $150; Jim Lovett, second place, $75; Angie and Ron Corn, third place, $50; and Donna Laurent, fourth place, certificate.

Pastor’s Corner: Miracles still happen today

posted: 12/14/2011 12:28 a.m.

A few weeks ago I witnessed a healing miracle. A young lady in her mid-20 s was in a worship service.

NEBCO: CHURCH NEWS

posted: 12/14/2011 12:27 a.m.

Area Church Events

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE REPORTS

posted: 12/14/2011 12:24 a.m.

Incidents reported this week include:

NEBCO: PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 12/14/2011 12:21 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 15

NEBCO: HEALTH DEPARTMENT INSPECTIONS

posted: 12/14/2011 12:21 a.m.

All reports are from regular food service/food store inspections unless otherwise noted. Critical violations are defined as items that relate directly to factors that lead to foodborne illness and must be corrected immediately. Noncritical violations are defined as items that relate to maintenance of food operations and cleanliness.

Recycle responsibly

posted: 12/14/2011 12:09 a.m.

Pea Ridge residents are wonderful about recycling with the cardboard trailer and alley cat trailer being picked up and replaced three times a week, according to Mayor Jackie Crabtree.

Firemen honored

posted: 12/14/2011 12:09 a.m.

At their annual Christmas party Saturday, Dec. 3, Pea Ridge Volunteer Fire/ EMS Department members honored one of their own, Mike Yarberry, on his retirement. Others were awarded for service.

Giving to children

posted: 12/14/2011 12:08 a.m.

A donation box for Big Brothers/Big Sisgers was placed in the parking lot of White Oak Station last week by Joe Bangs of Pea Ridge.

NEBCO: HOLIDAY HAPPENINGS

posted: 12/14/2011 12:07 a.m.

News of Events

NEBCO: COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 12/14/2011 12:05 a.m.

Calendar and News of Area Events

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS: Christmas and New Year closings

posted: 12/14/2011 12:04 a.m.

All post offices in the area will be closed Monday, Dec. 26, 2011, and Monday, Jan. 2, 2012.

Basketball Blackhawks preparing for conference

posted: 12/14/2011 12:03 a.m.

The Blackhawks are slated to play against Heritage this Friday and if this game is anything like the previous three, they’ll come away with a win.

Ridger Sports: Does today’s T-ball lead to socialism?

posted: 12/14/2011 12:02 a.m.

Has a society that heavily rewards youth athletes with unearned rewards and trophies led to the formation of the Occupy America movement ? Will a kid that is given a T-ball participation trophy being sent down the road to socialism and world communism ?

Senior Spotlight: Kayla Wright

posted: 12/14/2011 12:02 a.m.

Sport: basketball, softball, golf and cross country

Meet your Faculty: Rick Jones

posted: 12/14/2011 12:01 a.m.

Position: Jr. High girls basketball coach & assistant Sr. High girls basketball coach

Lifelong weight loss is focus of program

posted: 12/14/2011 12:01 a.m.

Five years ago, health-care professionals and others came together to form a network with the goal of helping people across the nation achieve optimum health.

NEBCO: SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 12/14/2011 12:01 a.m.

Pea Ridge and Garfield

SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

posted: 12/14/2011 midnight

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Painting raffled

posted: 12/14/2011 midnight

An original painting — 3-feet by 4-feet tall — by Randi Jo Hutckinson-Kelso is the prize of a raffle sponsored by the sophomore class at Pea Ridge High School to raise money for the Junior Prom. Tickets are available from teacher Tim Pate or at any home basketball game. Prices are: 1/$1, 7/$5, 17 /$10, or 40 /$20. The drawing will be Feb. 3, 2012, at the last home basketball game.

Tuesday, December 6

Clients aren’t rushed in, out at Salon Dia in Bella Vista

posted: 12/06/2011 10:01 p.m.

Of everything for which Dia Hudson is grateful, her loyal customers are at the top of the list.

Holiday Happenings

posted: 12/06/2011 9:43 p.m.

News of Holiday Events

Snow doesn’t close school

posted: 12/06/2011 9:41 p.m.

Awakening to a snowy scene, youngsters are usually asking “Is school canceled?” To answer that question, school officials have been up for hours checking the roads the school buses travel, calling neighboring school officials and making a determination whether to cancel classes for the day, according to Keith Martin, Pea Ridge School District safety coordinator.

Flying high, her head is in clouds

posted: 12/06/2011 9:40 p.m.

“On cloud nine” the first time she flew, Kristin Henry has only gone higher in the ensuing 10 years. “I can’t believe I get paid to do this,” the 23-year-old Air Force second lieutenant said of flying.

Parade reset

posted: 12/06/2011 9:40 p.m.

The annual Christmas parade was rained out.

Christmas Card

posted: 12/06/2011 9:39 p.m.

Readers of The Times of Northeast Benton County can help students in need in school districts in Benton, Madison and Washington counties with a donation to the Community Christmas Card fund, which is sponsored by NWA Media. As of Friday, the fund had $3,580.

OBITUARIES

posted: 12/06/2011 9:38 p.m.

December 7, 2011

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 12/06/2011 9:37 p.m.

40 Years Ago Dec. 9, 1971 Pea Ridge Graphic One-hundred persons attended the Annual Installation Dinner of the Pea Ridge Chamber of Commerce. Senator Jim Caldwell of Rogers, the lone Republican in the Arkansas Senate, was the speaker.

Recipe of the Week: Shepherd’s Pie

posted: 12/06/2011 9:27 p.m.

From the kitchen of Lacy Pruitt, 5th grader at Pea Ridge Mother’s Day Cookbook

Arkansas Watch: What happened to 4th Amendment rights?

posted: 12/06/2011 9:26 p.m.

Does the recently passed Defense Authorization Bill allow the indefinite detention of American citizens without trial by our military? Why, yes it does. Unlike the politicians of both parties who are trying to conceal from you the fact that they have just voted to repeal your Fourth Amendment rights, I am going to give it to you straight.

Lynch Pen: New district gives weight for JP seat to Pea Ridge voters

posted: 12/06/2011 9:25 p.m.

The new redistricting maps detailing areas of representation for the local Justice of the Peace districts, and the state government positions of House of Representatives and Senate are available on the Benton County official website (www.co.benton.ar.us/).

Library Notes: Pea Ridge Library book sale well attended

posted: 12/06/2011 9:25 p.m.

Thanks to all of you who braved the rain on Saturday afternoon and evening to shop at the library book sale.

Now & Then: Cedar Christmas trees were cut on the farm

posted: 12/06/2011 9:25 p.m.

Every year when we lived on the farm we went out and found a cedar tree to serve as our Christmas tree. Although I have adapted to other kinds of Christmas trees, I still have a special place in my heart for the cedar tree at Christmas time. With us at home, I suppose having a cedar tree was the practical and natural choice. That was the kind of evergreen tree that grew on our farm.

NEBCO: AREA EVENT NEWS AND CALENDAR

posted: 12/06/2011 9:24 p.m.

Area Community Events

Blackhawk cheerleaders take many wins

posted: 12/06/2011 9:21 p.m.

Both junior and varsity cheer squads won first place Saturday in the North Arkansas hosted in Pea Ridge High School gym.

Ridger Sports: It was a very good year for ’Hawks and Hogs

posted: 12/06/2011 9:21 p.m.

With just a little time left in 2011, and even less time left before I check into a hospital for surgery (which will put a crimp on my writing for awhile), I thought I would go over the highlights of the year in sports, at least how it pertains for local sports fans.

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL BOARD

posted: 12/06/2011 9:20 p.m.

The school’s master plan will be presented at a public hearing at 5:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 13, and will be followed with the regular School Board meeting at 6 p.m. in the high school media center.

BLACKHAWK BASKETBALL

posted: 12/06/2011 9:20 p.m.

Upcoming

Pastor’s Corner: Some maps more reliable than others

posted: 12/06/2011 9:19 p.m.

As I mentioned last time, my wife and I took a trip and found that our road maps, GPS systems and even the road signs along the way were sometimes prone to error.

NEBCO: CHURCH NEWS

posted: 12/06/2011 9:16 p.m.

Area Church Events

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE REPORTS

posted: 12/06/2011 9:16 p.m.

Incidents from last week.

NEBCO: PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 12/06/2011 9:14 p.m.

Thursday, Dec. 8 6 p.m. — Garfield Planning Board, Garfield Town Hall Monday, Dec. 12 5:30 p.m. — Pea Ridge School Board master plan public hearing, PRHS media center 6 p.m. — Pea Ridge School Board, PRHS media center 6 p.m. — Seligman, Mo., City Council, City Hall Tuesday, Dec. 13 1 p.m. — Pea Ridge City Court, City Hall 6 p.m. — Gateway Town Council Meeting, Gateway Town Hall 7 p.m. — Avoca City Council,Town Hall

NEBCO: MARRIAGE LICENSE

posted: 12/06/2011 9:13 p.m.

Glenn Matthew Wynne, 26, and Tasha Marie Laxton, 27, both of Garfield

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY: COURT REPORT

posted: 12/06/2011 9:13 p.m.

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

SCHOOL ALERT SYSTEM

posted: 12/06/2011 9:12 p.m.

In case of inclement weather, Pea Ridge School bus service may be limited.

SCHOOL NEWS: Holiday concerts scheduled

posted: 12/06/2011 9:09 p.m.

The annual Winter Holiday Choral Concert will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 8, in the Pea Ridge High School cafeteria featuring the middle school and high school choirs which will perform separately and in combination.

MILITARY NEWS: Hesington graduates

posted: 12/06/2011 9:09 p.m.

Army National Guard Pvt. Adrean S. Hesington has graduated from the Multiple Launch Rocket System (MLRS) Crewmember Advanced Individual Training course at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

NEBCO: LUNCH MENUS

posted: 12/06/2011 9:08 p.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

THE TIMES OF: SPORTS BRIEFS

posted: 12/06/2011 9:07 p.m.

Softball travel team seeks players and other news

Senior Spotlight: Heather Patton

posted: 12/06/2011 9:06 p.m.

Sport: Cheerleading

Meet your Faculty: Rick Jones

posted: 12/06/2011 9:05 p.m.

Position: Assistant Sr. High girls basketball coach How long a) Pea Ridge? 6 b) in education career? 8 Native of: Pea Ridge Best memory at Pea Ridge: Beating Huntsville in the Regional Tournament What was your first car? Cougar Are you a collector of anything? Shox What is one thing not many people know about you? I wore Shox in my wedding!

COUNSELOR CORNER: From the Counselor’s Corner

posted: 12/06/2011 8:50 p.m.

Scholarships available include: Thea Leopoulos Visual Arts Scholarships, state, $2,000- $4,000, deadline Jan. 17, 2012, for Arkansas High school junior or senior, original artwork based on theme, www.