News 2011 February

Stories for February 2011

Wednesday, February 23

Pea Ridge - now truly a first-class city

posted: 02/23/2011 2:04 p.m.

The totals are in and U.S. Census figures released recently revealed what Pea Ridge city officials and residents already knew - the town has grown.

Sewer rate increase needs explained

posted: 02/23/2011 2:03 p.m.

A second public meeting to present the need for a rate increase for the Wastewater was held prior to the February City Council meeting Tuesday, Feb. 15. The Council tabled the rate increase during the Council meeting.

Growth can change shape of government

posted: 02/23/2011 2:02 p.m.

Bigger numbers won’t necessarily mean big changes for Benton County’s smaller cities and towns.

Middle school scores high marks

posted: 02/23/2011 2 p.m.

Pea Ridge Middle School is listed as one of the higher performing schools in the state and will be used as a model for other schools, according to principal Sue Terry. The school scored high in math and literacy.

Pastor’s Corner | When the unexpected unfolds

posted: 02/23/2011 1:59 p.m.

This past month we experienced what many are now calling the most historic weather event to ever effect northwest Arkansas and Arkansas itself for that matter! In a matter of roughly eight hours, some 24 inches of snow was dumped on our area. This Texas boy has never experienced anything like it!

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 02/23/2011 1:59 p.m.

40 Years Ago The Pea Ridge School Board accepted the resignation of Alton Parish and hired Bruce Holland as principal for the remainder of the school year. A lengthy, heated discussion followed on a blueprint for the proposed remodeling of the gym, which the board said had been authorized without the board being consulted.

THE TIMES CHURCH NEWS

posted: 02/23/2011 1:58 p.m.

Area Churh Upcoming Events

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 02/23/2011 1:57 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND PETS

SELIGMAN LIONS CLUB

posted: 02/23/2011 1:55 p.m.

The Seligman Lions Club hosts a dance the first Thursday of each month.

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE and EMS REPORTS

posted: 02/23/2011 1:55 p.m.

Incidents reported by the various Departments this week include:

BENTON COUNTY PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 02/23/2011 1:50 p.m.

Upcoming next week

ARKANSAS STATE POLICE

posted: 02/23/2011 1:49 p.m.

Arkansas State Police investigated a one-vehicle accident at 8:45 p.m. Monday, Feb. 14, on Arkansas Highway 72 near Jac’s Ranch which caused a power outage to Carroll Electric customers for about an hour.

THE TIMES OF MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 02/23/2011 1:48 p.m.

Feb. 11 David Lee Jones, 39, and Terri Lynn Duncan, 38, both of Seligman, Mo.

Is Autism preventable? Do the research

posted: 02/23/2011 1:47 p.m.

Autism spectrum disorders now occur in about one of every 100 children born. It’s a dreadful condition and, I have become convinced, a preventable one. I think there are specific steps we can take to reduce the incidence of autism back down to where it was in the 1960s — so rare that no one even knew what it was. This is probably the most important column I have ever written for you. Every parent of a newborn child should know what I have written here.

THE TIMES LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 02/23/2011 1:47 p.m.

Retiree grateful Dear Editor, Thank you, Pea Ridge, for all the visits and gifts during Christmas at Autumn Place. The churches and groups came and sang.

PEA RIDGE STATE OF THE CITY 2011

posted: 02/23/2011 1:46 p.m.

We want to take some time and look back at what has been done in 2010 and also look forward to 2011. We will look at several areas starting with the Street Department.

Recipe of the Week | Easy Chicken & Cheese Enchiladas

posted: 02/23/2011 1:45 p.m.

From kitchen of Mia King, Pea Ridge

Now & Then | How styles have changed in the world of pork

posted: 02/23/2011 1:44 p.m.

It is something of a mystery to me that eating healthy food is all the rage these days, and yet we have more obese folks than ever. Thinking back, in my younger days we ate lots of fatty foods, and yet many people back then were slim to the point of being gaunt. I remember that before World War II, a fat hog was considered to be a good hog. If you had a few fat hogs on your farm you could be assured that your family would eat well through the winter. As we used to say, we ate “high on the hog.” I guess that meant that the shoulder cuts were finer than the hams, but the hams were pretty good, too.

THE TIMES CLUB NEWS

posted: 02/23/2011 1:43 p.m.

Free sewing and quilting lessons

NEBCO COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 02/23/2011 1:42 p.m.

Calendar of Local Events

Drug bust nets five persons

posted: 02/23/2011 1:34 p.m.

A joint operation between two law enforcement agencies led to the arrest Feb. 16 of five people in connection with possession and the intent to deliver marijuana, authorities said.

Man fled, caught

posted: 02/23/2011 1:33 p.m.

Benton County Sheriff ’s Office deputies arrested an Avoca man Tuesday in connection with several offenses.

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

posted: 02/23/2011 1:32 p.m.

Special events are planned at the Pea Ridge National Military Park to commemorate the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Pea Ridge. The events will be from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, March 5, at the park and include: Leetown Battlefield Artillery Demonstration : 10:30 a.m., 11:30 a.m., 1 p.m., 2 p.m., 3 p.m.

NEBCO COURT REPORT

posted: 02/23/2011 1:31 p.m.

Judge John A. Skaggs, presiding Richard S. Hardwicke, prosecuting attorney Jan. 25, 2011

MONEY FOR THE CHILDREN

posted: 02/23/2011 1:30 p.m.

Pea Ridge schools received $205 from citizens donating to the Community Christmas Card program and specifying that the money was for Pea Ridge schools.

JANUARY 2011 SALES TAX RECEIPTS

posted: 02/23/2011 1:30 p.m.

Municipal 2007 2008 2009 2010 2011

PERMIT LIST 1995 - PRESENT

posted: 02/23/2011 1:28 p.m.

Year Permits Fees Value Year Permits Fees Value

Going straight through a curve

posted: 02/23/2011 1:25 p.m.

William Rakes, 64, Garfield, failed to negotiate the curve at Twelve Corners and Roland David roads and hit a tree.

Cornerstone Maintenance and Construction LLC

posted: 02/23/2011 1:22 p.m.

Tim Roberts, owner of Cornerstone Maintenance and Construction in Bella Vista has the skills and expertise to handle virtually any home improvement project. He is a licensed residential contractor with the state of Arkansas, and specializes in roo ng, decks, remodeling and handyman services.

District Champions

posted: 02/23/2011 1:19 p.m.

Proving that stamina and resilience are the the hallmarks of great teams, Pea Ridge’s Blackhawks swept through four opponents in six days to claim their first ever 1-4 A District Basketball Championship before a packed gymnasium at home Saturday night.

’Hawks pummel Lions, trample Tigers

posted: 02/23/2011 1:17 p.m.

Blackhawks 67 Gravette 39 The Blackhawks boys’ basketball team earned a regional berth by blasting the Gravette Lions 67-39 in the 1-4 A District Tournament second round before earning a spot in the district championship game with a barn burning 59-55 semi-final victory over Prairie Grove.

Ridger Sports | The hottest ticket in town

posted: 02/23/2011 1:13 p.m.

Over the years I have been asked why I chose to teach and work in a small school and community like we have in Pea Ridge and, of course, the person usually asking is from a larger town or community. They might ask, what is there to do in a small place like Pea Ridge.

Humphrey awarded for writing

posted: 02/23/2011 1:12 p.m.

Disney Humphrey, an eighth-grader at Pea Ridge Middle School, was awarded the 2011 Youth Challenger Award by AGATE (Association of Gifted and Talented Educators).

SCHOOL HONORS

posted: 02/23/2011 1:11 p.m.

Hickman awarded

NEBCO LUNCH MENUS

posted: 02/23/2011 1:11 p.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Winning Blackhawks start young

posted: 02/23/2011 1:08 p.m.

The sixth-grade boys’ Youth Competitive Basketball teams won the championships in their division last week in Lincoln. These boys, according to their coach, Kevin Hall, began playing basketball with YCB as early as third grade.

Seniors honored

posted: 02/23/2011 1:07 p.m.

Senior athletes were honored Friday, Feb. 11, at the Senior Night celebration between the Lady Blackhawks’ and Blackhawks’ basketball games.

Concentration camp was an overpowering lesson

posted: 02/23/2011 1:05 p.m.

Editor’s note: This is the second in a series of articles by Culea Abraham, a 2008 graduate of Pea Ridge High School, who is a senior at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo. She is the daughter of Russ and Lisa Abraham of Pea Ridge.

OBITUARIES

posted: 02/23/2011 4:36 a.m.

Information for the obituaries and funeral notices below was supplied to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Advertising Department by funeral homes.

Wednesday, February 16

Snowballs curve schedule

posted: 02/16/2011 2:41 a.m.

Pea Ridge school students have missed 11 days of school due to snow. Now, school officials have to decide where to add those days back into the calendar. The state mandates 178 days of “student contact” days.

Pushing the ‘white stuff’ off the streets

posted: 02/16/2011 2:40 a.m.

Snow blew against the windshield with wipers working feverishly to clear the glass to prevent obscuring the view as Nathan See drove the one-ton truck up and down and up and down city streets blading the snow from the pavement.

Cold firefighting

posted: 02/16/2011 2:39 a.m.

Pea Ridge firefighters Brandon Jones and Justin Collins were among the firefighters from three fire departments which responded about 8:41 a.m. Friday, Feb. 11, to a structure fire at 17545 Gann Ridge Road — an approximately 50-year-old structure now unoccupied and used for storage by owner Roger Bell.

Public input sought

posted: 02/16/2011 2:39 a.m.

A public hearing was set for 6 p.m. Tuesday about sewer rate increases.

Pastor’s Corner | Be a Valentine?

posted: 02/16/2011 2:38 a.m.

Valentine’s Day is upon us again and the all too familiar phrase, “Will you be my valentine?” is plastered on an unending sea of cards. As men and women, boys and girls, advance to the counters of superstores, card shops, florists and jewelers to answer this simple call in classrooms and relationships, we must stop and consider where it came from.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 02/16/2011 2:37 a.m.

40 Years Ago Mayor Jack Musteen announced that he wanted a town meeting called, in which rural residents interested in the local fire department would be invited to discuss a proposed new fire truck for the city.

NEBCO CHURCH NEWS

posted: 02/16/2011 2:37 a.m.

Area Church Events

Chili, pies and music on tap

posted: 02/16/2011 2:35 a.m.

Pies will be auctioned after dinner at the ninth annual Pea Ridge Women’s Business Association Chili Supper and Pie Auction Saturday, Feb. 19. The event will be in the cafeteria of the Pea Ridge High School. Dinner will be served from 5 to 7 p.m.

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE and EMS REPORTS

posted: 02/16/2011 2:35 a.m.

Incidents reported by the various departments this week include:

NEBCO PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 02/16/2011 2:33 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 18 10 a.m. — Benton County Election Commission, Election Commission office, 105 SE Executive Drive, Suite 1, Bentonville.

THE TIMES RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS

posted: 02/16/2011 2:33 a.m.

Information is from state Health Department records. Restaurants are listed in order of inspection date. 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 food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately. Noncritical violations are defined as items that relate to maintenance of food operations and cleanliness.

THE TIMES MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 02/16/2011 2:32 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 7

Arkansas Watch | Evolution disproved once again

posted: 02/16/2011 2:31 a.m.

I noticed that the science daily website had an article up which dethroned a group of “primitive” marine worms as a potential ancestor of us all. First I will quote their report, and then translate it into realspeak.

THE TIMES LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 02/16/2011 2:30 a.m.

Mini-cheer clinic canceled

Recipe of the Week | Raspberry Chocolate Torte

posted: 02/16/2011 2:29 a.m.

From Taste of Home

’Til Next Time | Musings from the snowbound

posted: 02/16/2011 2:28 a.m.

After being shut in by snow, the thoughts that I’ve jotted down are short and jerky.

Lynch Pen | Power and money often go hand in hand in politics

posted: 02/16/2011 2:28 a.m.

The world has just witnessed “history in the making.” I know that because the president of the United States said it on national television. That means Egypt has successfully forced their president to resign. Whether there will be meaningful change in either the short-run or the longrun remains to be seen, but the term “meaningful” will be defined differently by the citizens on the streets from that definition used by the international powers who will deal with a new government.

Now & Then | Some things stay the same, even as they change

posted: 02/16/2011 2:27 a.m.

This winter weather is making me think of things that are different in some ways, but still much the same. With 12 to 20 inches of snow on the ground, many of us are wishing for the snow to go away. I suppose people everywhere have those feelings in the dead of winter, whether in the 1940s, or the 1980s, or now.

THE TIMES COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 02/16/2011 2:27 a.m.

Upcoming Events Calendar

COUNTY HALL MEETING

posted: 02/16/2011 2:26 a.m.

The first County Hall meeting will be at 6 p.m.

ANNIVERSARY CELEBRATION

posted: 02/16/2011 2:26 a.m.

Special events are planned at the Pea Ridge National Military Park to commemorate the 149th anniversary of the Battle of Pea Ridge.

Gregorys celebrate 40th anniversary

posted: 02/16/2011 2:25 a.m.

Donnie and Theresa Gregory of Garfield celebrated their 40th wedding anniversary on Jan. 25, 2011.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 02/16/2011 2:21 a.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS

’Hawks finish season sweep of Shiloh Saints

posted: 02/16/2011 2:20 a.m.

Pea Ridge was in playoff form Monday night, at least for enough of its game against Shiloh Christian.

Cardinals slip by ’Hawks 60-57

posted: 02/16/2011 2:19 a.m.

Farmington’s Cardinals relied on ball handling skills and deadly free throw shooting to frustrate Pea Ridge’s upset bid as the ‘Hawks lost 60-57 in a conference game here last week.

Ridger Sports | Blackhawks take third seed in tournament

posted: 02/16/2011 2:18 a.m.

Charley Clark’s 69-60 win over Shiloh in a makeup game Monday gave Pea Ridge the No. 3 seed in this week’s 4A-1 District Tournament which began Tuesday night in the Blackhawk gym.

SPORTS BRIEF

posted: 02/16/2011 2:17 a.m.

Babe Ruth sign-ups Sign-ups for Pea Ridge Babe Ruth baseball will be from 9 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 19, and from 9 a.m. to 4 p.m.

SPORTS MEDICINE WORKSHOP

posted: 02/16/2011 2:17 a.m.

ASU Jonesboro will have a introductory course in sports medicine for high school students 10-12 grades. This course will be held from 9 a.m. till 3 p.m. for four consecutive Saturdays, Feb. 19 - Mar. 12, on the ASU Jonesboro campus.

Young artists dominate regional art competition

posted: 02/16/2011 2:16 a.m.

Artists from Pea Ridge Primary School dominated the competition as results were announced at the Northwest Regional Art Show in Fayetteville recently. Six students were selected for honors, the most of any school in northwest Arkansas.

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 02/16/2011 2:15 a.m.

Intermediate School (3rd - 5th grades) Family Reading Nights are from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. on the first Thursday of each month.

NEBCO LUNCH MENUS

posted: 02/16/2011 2:15 a.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Wednesday, February 9

Hike needed to meet demands

posted: 02/09/2011 5:46 p.m.

A proposed sewer rate increase will be presented at a public hearing at 6 p.m. Tuesday, March 15, in City Hall. A public hearing was held last month and attended by city officials, department heads and two citizens - Gary Tuszynski (a former Water Department employee and current Street Department employee) and Larry Miser.

School board expels student for bomb threat

posted: 02/09/2011 5:45 p.m.

Pea Ridge High School junior Jacob Grey, 17, was expelled for typing a bomb threat on a calculator at school. His suspension is for the remainder of the 2010-2011 school year and the first semester of the 2011-2012 school year. It was approved by the School Board at a special meeting Thursday night.

King quits council, stays on as JP

posted: 02/09/2011 5:42 p.m.

A long-time Garfield City Council member resigned one of two political seats for which he took the oath of office. His resignation was accepted by fellow council members Thursday, Feb. 3.

Spring break shortened

posted: 02/09/2011 5:41 p.m.

Students in northwest Arkansas have been out of school for a week. Snow and ice made roads unsafe for travel and Pea Ridge schools closed Monday, Feb. 7, for the fifth day.

Walker alive when fire started, medical examiner testifies

posted: 02/09/2011 5:40 p.m.

A medical examiner told jurors Thursday, Feb. 3, that Randall Walker was alive when a fire was started in his bedroom.

Lunchroom visit evokes memories

posted: 02/09/2011 5:40 p.m.

The little white concrete-block building holds dear memories for former Pea Ridge school students.

Pastor’s Corner | Resolutions to make

posted: 02/09/2011 5:39 p.m.

Did you make a New Year’s resolution this year?

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 02/09/2011 5:38 p.m.

40 Years Ago The February meeting of the Pea Ridge PTA was postponed due to snow.

THE TIMES CHURCH NEWS

posted: 02/09/2011 5:37 p.m.

Local Churches' Upcoming Events

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE and EMS REPORTS

posted: 02/09/2011 5:30 p.m.

Incidents reported by the various Departments this week include:

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 02/09/2011 5:27 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND PETS

BENTON COUNTY PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 02/09/2011 5:25 p.m.

Calendar of Area Public Meetings

THE TIMES MARRIAGE LICENSE

posted: 02/09/2011 5:24 p.m.

Andy Gene Meeker, 26, Rogers, and Amanda Ruth Smith, 25, Pea Ridge.

Arkansas Watch | ‘Experts’ can mislead with ‘facts’

posted: 02/09/2011 5:23 p.m.

Something happened in the state legislature last week which is a perfect example of how “experts” with an ax to grind use scare tactics to buffalo legislators out of voting for measures that they would otherwise be inclined to support. In this case, it was SB113 by our own State Senator Cecil Bledsoe. SB113 would have made sure that Arkansas taxpayers would not be footing the bill for abortions under the new health care fiasco, unless the life of the mother was in danger. Note that this bill would not stop the abortion, it would only stop the government from reaching into your pockets and mine to pay for it.

Running Lines | Go west, young man, ’er, woman

posted: 02/09/2011 5:23 p.m.

When he was 19, my dad left a note on his bed and took off on the motorcycle he shared with his younger brother and headed west from Ohio. I don’t think he really had a plan, just knew which direction to go.

Recipe of the Week | Mom’s Valentine Cake

posted: 02/09/2011 5:21 p.m.

From the Country Kitchen by Debbie Jones Pea Ridge Country Times Feb. 11, 1961

Now & Then | What to do when snowed in ...

posted: 02/09/2011 5:20 p.m.

We’ve been having some real winter weather in the Ozarks lately. It is 7 degrees as I write this. It has been awhile since we’ve seen temperatures below zero, but we may soon be reminded of what that feels like. Just when I start thinking that we just don’t have cold, cold winters like we used to have, here comes one.

THE TIMES CLUB NEWS

posted: 02/09/2011 5:18 p.m.

Granny’s Quilts of Love

BENTON COUNTY COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 02/09/2011 5:17 p.m.

Local Events and Meetings Calendar and News

THE TIMES COURT REPORT

posted: 02/09/2011 5:16 p.m.

Judge John A. Skaggs, presiding Richard S. Hardwicke, prosecuting attorney Jan. 11, 2011

DENTAL HEALTH MONTH

posted: 02/09/2011 5:15 p.m.

February is pet dental health month.

’Hawks bounce Berryville, keep hopes alive

posted: 02/09/2011 5:15 p.m.

The varsity boys Blackhawk basketball team kept their hopes for a top-two finish in the conference with a 67-48 drubbing of the Berryville Bobcats Monday night on the road.

Ridger Sports | Flip-flops lead to flops for walking, running

posted: 02/09/2011 5:13 p.m.

Since this is the cold weather season, perhaps this is the best time to address something that has been on my mind for sometime. This question relates to whether flip-flop wearers diminish their prospects for athletic success by wearing said product.

The Times Sports briefs

posted: 02/09/2011 5:11 p.m.

Softball sign-ups set and other local sports news

Italian beach once site of 99-day seige for American troops

posted: 02/09/2011 5:10 p.m.

Editor’s note: Culea Abraham, a 2008 graduate of Pea Ridge High School, is a senior at College of the Ozarks in Point Lookout, Mo. She is the daughter of Russ and Lisa Abraham of Pea Ridge.

BENTON COUNTY LUNCH MENUS

posted: 02/09/2011 5:09 p.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

ADVERTISING FEATURE The Plaza Senior Cooperative

posted: 02/09/2011 5:08 p.m.

Owned by its 59 members, the Plaza Senior Cooperative is part of Bella VIsta which has a population of over 26,000 in the lovely foothills of the Boston Mountains. Members live a caring and carefree lifestyle within 30 miles of the University of Arkansas and within 25 miles of the regional airport.

Wednesday, February 2

Sewer increase on tap

posted: 02/02/2011 7:36 p.m.

Meeting the regulations passed down from the federal government are costly and will necessitate additional costs to the citizens of Pea Ridge.

Whites on board

posted: 02/02/2011 7:35 p.m.

There’s a new mayor in Gateway for the first time in two decades. W. David White, 65, a retired truck driver, won election in November. Since the first of the year, he’s been educating himself on the roles of the job.

Man escapes fire

posted: 02/02/2011 7:34 p.m.

Looking out his window and seeing flames, Bob Parsons jumped to his feet and headed outside for the water hose.

Kelly states position on vote

posted: 02/02/2011 7:33 p.m.

An abstention from a vote counts neither an affirmative nor negative. Alderman Jack Kelly shared an opinion from the state attorney general to affirm that.

Safe room erected on school campus with FEMA funds

posted: 02/02/2011 7:32 p.m.

Massive concrete walls were erected on an extremely deep foundation. The gray structure which arose over the past couple of months behind the high school is a “safe room.” Pea Ridge school superintendent Mike Van Dyke said the safe room was built for a storm shelter for the students of the Primary and Middle schools.

King resigns

posted: 02/02/2011 7:31 p.m.

Alderman and Justice of the Peace Dale King of Garfield has resigned his City Council position.

SPECIAL SCHOOL BOARD

posted: 02/02/2011 7:28 p.m.

Pea Ridge School Board members are scheduled to meet at 6 p.m. Thursday, Feb. 3, in the high school media center for a special meeting. On the agenda are an expulsion hearing and consideration of bids for the multi-purpose facility.

From the Pastor’s Desk | God still with us

posted: 02/02/2011 7:28 p.m.

While I write this on Jan. 21, my daughters are just now putting away the Christmas decorations. It’s the first weekend to be at home thanks to the snow’s encouragement to burrow in for the long weekend. While they put decorations away, vacuum up the tinsel and find places to put our new toys, I often wonder what it all means. After the pregnant longing, after the birth, how do we understand that God is with us?

THE TIMES CHURCH NEWS

posted: 02/02/2011 7:27 p.m.

Area Church Events and Announcements

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 02/02/2011 7:23 p.m.

40 Years Ago The 1971 valedictorian for Pea Ridge high school was Penny Hall, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Billy L. Hall. The salutatorian was Bryan McBride, son of Mr. and Mrs. Ted McBride. Honor graduates included Carolyn Grimes, David Musteen, Lora Copeland, Vicky Simpson, Rae DeGroff, Ray Easley and Darla Ivy.

BENTON COUNTY OBITUARIES

posted: 02/02/2011 7:22 p.m.

February 2, 2011

’Til Next Time | Human mind is amazing computer

posted: 02/02/2011 7:19 p.m.

The human mind scares me some times how it can compute forward or backward and even stall out sometimes. A man had stopped to visit with me while I was working in a flower bed at the Rogers Wellness Center. His mind stalled out while he was trying to pronounce the name of a flower he was fond of. He could only come up with a few syllables. I was very sympathetic as it happens to me a lot.

Lynch Pen | Events in Egypt important to U.S.

posted: 02/02/2011 7:17 p.m.

The current situation in Egypt has the attention of every facet of American political and economic life. The unrest there is being blamed on a lot of factors that affect Egypt’s citizens — including high inflation (they include food and fuel which our government omits from the Consumer Price Index) and high unemployment (over 10 percent).

THE TIMES LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 02/02/2011 7:16 p.m.

‘Sayings’ jostle memory Dear Editor, Jerry Nichols’ latest “Now and Then” column about old expressions brought back a lot of good memories.

Recipe of the Week | Salmon Patties

posted: 02/02/2011 7:15 p.m.

From the kitchen of Betty Buttry featured as good cook of the week The Pea Ridge Times, Jan. 31, 1991

Now & Then | The old school lunch room revisited

posted: 02/02/2011 7:12 p.m.

I’ve become very interested in the old building on the downtown school campus which used to be our Pea Ridge school lunch room. The white building stands just off Yates Street, several yards east from the north end of Curtis Avenue. In recent years it has served the S.E.E.K. program, Search for Education, Elevation and Knowledge. My understanding is that the school administration and School Board have decided to retire the building and will no longer use it for school activities and programs.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR & AREA EVENTS

posted: 02/02/2011 7:11 p.m.

Upcoming Area Events

NEBCO CLUB NEWS

posted: 02/02/2011 7:09 p.m.

The Pea Ridge Historical Society met at 6 p.m. at the Museum on Jan. 25, 2011.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 02/02/2011 7:07 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND PETS

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE and EMS REPORTS

posted: 02/02/2011 7:04 p.m.

Incidents reported by the area Departments recently include:

Blackhawks take it on the chin

posted: 02/02/2011 6:57 p.m.

On the heels of very nearly upsetting one of the top-ranked teams in the state, the Blackhawks hit a dry spell offensively as they suffered a double loss last week in district basketball action. Both games were on the road.

Lady ’Hawks lose to Pioneers

posted: 02/02/2011 6:56 p.m.

The Pea Ridge Lady ’Hawks lost to the Gentry Lady Pioneers on Tuesday, Jan. 25. This was not the first time the two teams had seen each other with a game early on in the conference season resulting in a loss for Pea Ridge.

Cooper honored

posted: 02/02/2011 6:54 p.m.

Blackhawk basketball player Kasey Cooper was named to the all-tournament team of the Arvest Hoopfest basketball tournament.

NEBCO SPORTS BRIEFS

posted: 02/02/2011 6:54 p.m.

Mini-cheer clinic set

’Hawks snap slump, crush Lions

posted: 02/02/2011 6:53 p.m.

The Pea Ridge Blackhawks celebrated their first home game in some time by snapping a three game losing streak with a 73-48 drubbing of the Gravette Lions.

School Corner The Street Rat

posted: 02/02/2011 6:51 p.m.

One time there was a poor old rat. Everyone called him “The Street Rat.” He dug in garbage and really stunk, too! He loved to tease all the cats by running back and forth by them. He had a friend named Henry, who was also a street rat.

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 02/02/2011 6:51 p.m.

February 2, 2011

NEBCO MILITARY NEWS

posted: 02/02/2011 6:50 p.m.

House enlisted

HONORS - PEA RIDGE

posted: 02/02/2011 6:49 p.m.

Bone on Dean’s List

NEBCO LUNCH MENUS

posted: 02/02/2011 6:47 p.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS