News 2011 January

Stories for January 2011

Wednesday, January 26

Neighbors notified

posted: 01/26/2011 12:30 a.m.

Over the next couple of weeks, as many as 500 residents could receive postcards informing them of a level 3 sex offender living within 1/4 mile of their residence.

Quintessential lady bids farewell

posted: 01/26/2011 12:29 a.m.

Steady. Dependable. Never had a bad word to say about anybody.

Marriage seminar planned

posted: 01/26/2011 12:28 a.m.

Building healthy marriages helps build healthy churches and healthy communities.

Severe weather alert siren testing slated

posted: 01/26/2011 12:28 a.m.

The Pea Ridge severe weather alert sirens will be tested at noon Wednesday as well as at other unscheduled times this week, according to Pea Ridge Police Corporal Ryan Walker. If inclement weather is impending, the test will be postponed. If there are any questions about whether there is a weather emergency, residents may call 451-1111 to speak to a member of the Pea Ridge Fire Department.

Third suspect apprehended

posted: 01/26/2011 12:28 a.m.

The third suspect in a residential burglary was arrested Jan. 18 Victor Junior Valdez, 21, of Lowell, was arrested by Pea Ridge Police with assistance from Deputy First Class Mike Wedgewood, with his dog, Hugo, and Corporal Greg Stevenson, both with the Crime Suppression Unit of the Benton County Sheriff’s Office.

Pastor’s Corner | Learn as a child

posted: 01/26/2011 12:27 a.m.

Not long ago my two youngest grandsons, 4 and 9 years of age, and I were going into Rogers after spending some time out at my house in the country.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 01/26/2011 12:27 a.m.

40 Years Ago Richard Beaver, a Pea Ridge dairy farmer and current president of the Pea Ridge School Board, filed for re-election, bringing the number seeking the post on the local board to three.

THE TIMES CHURCH NEWS

posted: 01/26/2011 12:26 a.m.

Upcoming Area Church Events

THE TIMES OBITUARIES

posted: 01/26/2011 12:25 a.m.

January 26, 2011

THE TIMES CORRECTIONS

posted: 01/26/2011 12:25 a.m.

Pea Ridge Fire Department dues are $4 per month and are collected on the water bill for all Pea Ridge Water customers. The amount per month was stated incorrectly in last week’s issue of The Times. The Times apologizes for the error.

BENTON COUNTY PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 01/26/2011 12:24 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 1 6 p.m. — Garfield City Council, Garfield City Hall, S. Wimpy Jones Road. 7 p.m. — Pea Ridge Planning Commission, City Hall.

Out of My Mind | Friends are blessings over the years

posted: 01/26/2011 12:23 a.m.

When I was young, it seemed that all women 30 and older had the same hair styles. They went to the beauty parlor once a week and had their hair set. They never wore blue jeans. They seemed mature and seemed to “have all the answers.” In 1990, I traveled to Chattanooga, Tenn., with three women all about 10 years older than I was. I had four children from 1- to 4-years of age. They each had teenaged children. I truly thought they “had it all together” and “had all the answers.” Humbly, they each assured me they did not. But, I didn’t believe them.

THE TIMES LETTER TO EDITOR

posted: 01/26/2011 12:23 a.m.

False preachers

Recipe of the Week | Breakfast Vegetable Pizza

posted: 01/26/2011 12:22 a.m.

From the kitchen of Martha Drewes, featured as good cook of the week The Pea Ridge Times, Jan. 24, 1991

Arkansas Watch | Right to bear arms inherent in law

posted: 01/26/2011 12:21 a.m.

Fort Smith Republican Denny Altus has introduced a bill which would make it legal for law-abiding citizens to openly carry a loaded firearm from one location to another. I’ve never understood why that was ever illegal — especially considering the right to keep and bear arms is in our state constitution. I don’t think the ruling class of this state has ever had much trust in the people.

THE TIMES COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 01/26/2011 12:20 a.m.

Area Upcoming Events

RECIPE

posted: 01/26/2011 12:19 a.m.

Coconut Pound Cake From the kitchen of Donna Fuller Correction from Pea Ridge Times Dec. 29, 2010

Now & Then | Some old expressions seem to be fading away

posted: 01/26/2011 12:19 a.m.

We don’t talk like we used to around here. I suppose there are lots of reasons for that. For one, we used to be mostly a farming community around Pea Ridge, with many families living here generation after generation, and not many people were moving into the community from other states. The local dialect could stay much the same over time, with very little new stuff being injected into it.

POLICE, FIRE AND SHERIFF REPORTS

posted: 01/26/2011 12:18 a.m.

Incidents reported by the various departments this week include:

THE TIMES MARRIAGE LICENSE

posted: 01/26/2011 12:17 a.m.

Justin Chase Sutherlan, 28, and Kristen Michelle Flosdorf, 27, both of Pea Ridge.

Helping animals part of sentence

posted: 01/26/2011 12:17 a.m.

Two Garfield men who admitted shooting and killing several cows and a dog will spend time helping animals as part of their sentencing.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 01/26/2011 12:16 a.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS

Flies score A-plus grade

posted: 01/26/2011 12:09 a.m.

Editor’s Note: This is the second of two stories about fly tying and fly fishing with guides Ken Richards of Bentonville and Zack Hoyt of Pea Ridge. This week the anglers test their hand-tied flies on trout at the White River below Beaver Dam.

Blackhawks lose first district game

posted: 01/26/2011 12:08 a.m.

Whew!

Ridger Sports | Refs are a part of the game, even with controversial calls

posted: 01/26/2011 12:07 a.m.

Quite a few local ’Hawk supporters came away from the recent Farmington/Pea Ridge boys basketball game more than little incensed.

Cardinals beat Lady ’Hawks

posted: 01/26/2011 12:07 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Lady ’Hawks faced the Farmington Lady Cardinals in Farmington on Tuesday, Jan. 18. Farmington quickly took the lead knocking down a 2-pointer. The first quarter stayed close together with a 6-point gap leaving Farmington in the lead with the score 14 to 8.

SPORTS BRIEFS

posted: 01/26/2011 12:06 a.m.

Babe Ruth Softball Babe Ruth softball is being offered for the first time in Pea Ridge this year, according to Roger Martin.

YCB SCORES

posted: 01/26/2011 12:06 a.m.

The fourth- through sixth-grade Blackhawks traveled to Hunstville Saturday.

2010 - 2011 PEA RIDGE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

posted: 01/26/2011 12:05 a.m.

Upcoming games

School Corner Inside Out

posted: 01/26/2011 12:04 a.m.

One day a maid was cleaning a rich lady’s house. She noticed a painting that was so dusty, so she decided to dust it. While she was rubbing the painting with a cloth, her hand went into the painting!

THE TIMES LUNCH MENUS

posted: 01/26/2011 12:04 a.m.

PEA RIDGE and GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

A trip unlike any other - retracing their steps

posted: 01/26/2011 12:03 a.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.

Bella Vista Computer Services, auality on-site service, education

posted: 01/26/2011 12:01 a.m.

Justin Sell is currently the sole employee at Bella Vista Computer Services, a new business barely a year old. With a passion for technology, Sell is dedicated to keeping computers healthy and up and running for consumers and small businesses. He provides quality, reliable on-site service and education.

Wednesday, January 19

Dale King takes oaths of office for city and JP

posted: 01/19/2011 11:28 p.m.

Is it legal to hold two elected positions?

Rations remind us of hard times

posted: 01/19/2011 11:28 p.m.

The flowery handwriting is still legible on the yellowed coupon book. Various colored stamps remain inside.

Fire dues raise questions

posted: 01/19/2011 11:27 p.m.

The phone at the fire station is ringing, but it’s not to report a fire.

Pileated woodpecker

posted: 01/19/2011 11:26 p.m.

A pileated woodpecker, about 15 inches in length and one of the largest woodpeckers found in North America, was seen in the woods in Pea Ridge recently.

Pastor’s Corner | Pray for leaders

posted: 01/19/2011 11:24 p.m.

During his years as a preacher of the Gospel of Jesus Christ and throughout his missionary journeys for Christ’s cause, the apostle Paul endured resistance to his ministry from many people. Some of the religious authorities opposed him and fomented persecutions against him and his fellow Christians. At times he was arrested and endured imprisonment, instigated not only by opposing religious forces, but also by governing authorities who were worried about influential voices such as his, fearing disturbances or uprisings among the people.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 01/19/2011 11:23 p.m.

40 Years Ago School board candidates at Pea Ridge included Royle Carnes and Mrs. James (Carrie) Wright.

THE TIMES CHURCH NEWS

posted: 01/19/2011 11:22 p.m.

Area Church Events

THE TIMES OBITUARIES

posted: 01/19/2011 11:15 p.m.

January 19, 2011

NEBCO PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 01/19/2011 11:12 p.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 25 2:30 p.m. — Pea Ridge Library Board of Trustees meeting, Pea Ridge Library.

Arkansas Watch | Discerning hype from reality in scores

posted: 01/19/2011 11:11 p.m.

Arkansas Education was ranked sixth in the nation by Education Week magazine. It sounds like a cause for celebration, but the details provide a lesson in hype verses reality. When you have a heartland view of the world, the way the Washington beltway rates education “progress” is upside down. It’s like getting rated as having the best banking laws by J.P.

Recipe of the Week } Turkey/Chicken Rice Casserole

posted: 01/19/2011 11:11 p.m.

From the kitchen of Linda Whitaker who was featured as the good cook of the week in the Pea Ridge Times, Jan. 10, 1991.

Lynch Pen | Football coaches provide life lessons

posted: 01/19/2011 11:10 p.m.

I love the game of football. My natural ability to play the game was very minimal, but that never deterred my enthusiasm.

Now & Then | Remembering early automobiles

posted: 01/19/2011 11:08 p.m.

Cars are so much a part of our lives these days that it is hard to imagine life without them. Most of us who are alive today have lived during the times when automobiles have been the common means of transportation. It is interesting to me to be reminded that the automobile as an invention is just over 100 years old. Before the beginning of the 1900s, trains and horse-drawn vehicles were the usual ways to get around. Some of our parents and grandparents who lived before 1920 will probably remember when cars were rare and were mostly owned by wealthy people.

NEBCO CLUB NEWS

posted: 01/19/2011 11:05 p.m.

Pea Ridge Historical Society

Clarks celebrate golden anniversary

posted: 01/19/2011 11:04 p.m.

Bill and Kathy Clark of Garfield will celebrate their golden wedding anniversary with a reception from 2 p.m. to 5 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 5, in the community room of the Pea Ridge Emergency Services Building.

THE TIMES COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 01/19/2011 11:03 p.m.

Calendar and News of Upcoming Events

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE and EMS REPORTS

posted: 01/19/2011 11:01 p.m.

Incidents reported to the various department this week include:

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 01/19/2011 10:31 p.m.

FOUND ANIMALS Lab mix — eight-week old, black, female; call 451-1116.

NEBCO HEALTH INSPECTIONS

posted: 01/19/2011 10:30 p.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.

’Hawks rock Ozark, set up showdown

posted: 01/19/2011 10:26 p.m.

Charley Clark’s varsity Blackhawks dominated Ozark 84-63 in the first cage clash between the teams since the Hillbillies joined the 4A-1 District.

Unique post play

posted: 01/19/2011 10:24 p.m.

Cameron Thompson admits that he’s not the typical high school basketball post player. Standing only 6-foot 2-inches, the Pea Ridge senior has become accustomed to being inches shorter than the person he’s defending each game. And if he could have his way, Thompson said he’s not one to plant himself close to the basket and wait for the ball to come his direction.

2010 - 2011 PEA RIDGE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

posted: 01/19/2011 10:23 p.m.

Upcoming Games

Ridger Sports | No. 7 ’Hawks picked to beat No. 4 Farmington

posted: 01/19/2011 10:21 p.m.

Perhaps it is because the business of ranking and picking high school sports teams that participate in football and basketball is in its infancy, that some seemingly contradictory information gets disseminated.3

AREA SPORTS NEWS

posted: 01/19/2011 10:09 p.m.

THROWING MOTION STUDY:

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 01/19/2011 9:32 p.m.

Pea Ridge Intermediate School and High School

SPORTS BRIEF

posted: 01/19/2011 9:15 p.m.

Softball sign-ups

YCB SCORES

posted: 01/19/2011 9:13 p.m.

Fourth- through sixth-grade Blackhawks played against Gravette Jan. 8 The young ’Hawks won eight of the 12 games played.

ESSAY AND ART CONTESTS ANNOUNCED

posted: 01/19/2011 9:11 p.m.

Fifth- and seventh-grade students throughout Arkansas are invited to participate in the 20th annual “Preserve Our Past” art and essay invitational sponsored by the Arkansas Historic Preservation Program, an agency of the Department of Arkansas Heritage, AHPP Director Frances McSwain announced.

NEBCO LUNCH MENUS

posted: 01/19/2011 9:09 p.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

From the Counselor’s Corner | Prepare for college now: tips for high school students

posted: 01/19/2011 9:08 p.m.

Writing your college essay Like your ACT score, the essay is just one component of your college application. An essay can say a lot — or a little — about who you are. The point of the essay is to paint a picture of you to a total stranger. Admissions officers want to get to know you and why you belong at their school.

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL CALENDAR

posted: 01/19/2011 9:04 p.m.

Jan. 20-21 : thru Year-end

PEA RIDGE PRIMARY HONOR ROLL SECOND QUARTER

posted: 01/19/2011 9:02 p.m.

KINDERGARTEN , FIRST AND SECOND GRADES

Fit to be tied

posted: 01/19/2011 8:58 p.m.

Editor’s Note: This is the first of two stories about fly tying and fly fishing with guides Ken Richards and Zack Hoyt. This week the pair create easy-to-tie flies for waters warm or cold. Next week we’ll join the anglers for a float trip on the White River below Beaver Dam to try their flies on the river’s trout.

Wednesday, January 12

Hensley honored

posted: 01/12/2011 11:44 p.m.

Demurely giving credit to others, M.J. Hensley accepted a plaque and applause from Mayor Jackie Crabtree, City Council members and other city officials at the December council meeting as Crabtree credited him with saving the city more than a quarter of a million dollars.

School extends stipends and bonuses

posted: 01/12/2011 11:43 p.m.

Pea Ridge school employees — both certified and classified — will receive additional bonuses and stipends thanks to federal money and local funds, after School Board members approved the recommendation by school superintendent Mike Van Dyke at Monday’s regular meeting. “Basically, we had a growth

Holiday burglary; three arrested

posted: 01/12/2011 11:42 p.m.

Upon returning from an out-of-town holiday trip on New Year’s Day, Hector Garcia found a door ajar on his house and many items missing.

Home business OKd

posted: 01/12/2011 11:41 p.m.

In a brief Planning Commission meeting Tuesday, Jan. 4, commissioners approved a home occupation at 101 Greer Street for Chris Wing, who operates a mobile glass repair company.

Pastor’s Corner | True grit personified

posted: 01/12/2011 11:37 p.m.

What do Rooster Cogburn and Jesus have in common?

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 01/12/2011 11:36 p.m.

40 Years Ago Pea Ridge basketball homecoming queen was senior Penny Hall. Members of the court included: Billye McElmurry, sophomore; Yvonne Snow, sophomore; Elaine Popken, senior ; Peggy Arnold, junior; and Peggy McKinney, junior. David Patterson crowned the queen while Billy Buttry presented her a bouquet of red roses.

NEBCO CHURCH NEWS

posted: 01/12/2011 11:36 p.m.

Local Church Events

NORTHEAST BENTON COUNTY OBITUARIES

posted: 01/12/2011 11:33 p.m.

January 12, 2011

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE and EMS REPORTS

posted: 01/12/2011 11:31 p.m.

Incidents reported this week include:

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 01/12/2011 11:28 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS

Out of My Mind | Beauty of snow in eye of the beholder

posted: 01/12/2011 11:27 p.m.

Snow — white, beautiful, WET!! Excitement abounds and everyone scurries for multiple pairs of socks, pants, sweaters, gloves, caps and a jacket. Those layers are quickly shed as they get hot sledding, running and playing in the snow so items are left in the snow to soak up the moisture and either be left behind forgotten until the first spring mowing or gathered up and plopped by the door thawing and leaving wet, muddy puddles.

Recipe of the Week | King Ranch Chicken

posted: 01/12/2011 11:26 p.m.

From the kitchen of Mary Durand, who was featured as the good cook of the week in the Pea Ridge Times Jan. 3, 1991.

’Til Next Time | A hearty laugh daily is good for health

posted: 01/12/2011 11:24 p.m.

A question at my house this week was: How many pecks in a bushel? I was raised on a farm so I knew the answer was four.

THE TIMES LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 01/12/2011 11:24 p.m.

Why COLA raise?

Arkansas Watch | Absurd to liken Barton to the Taliban

posted: 01/12/2011 11:23 p.m.

I’ve been feeling poorly this past week, and not up to any real challenges, so I guess I’ll just do something easy and demolish another John Brummett column. This time it’s his anti-Christian “Here Come the Converters” piece. In it, he takes a couple of straw men, puts David Barton and Jerry Cox’s names on them, and then starts hacking away.

Now & Then | Observations on 50 years of marriage

posted: 01/12/2011 10:22 p.m.

My wife Nancy and I celebrated our 50th wedding anniversary on Saturday, Jan. 8. We had a great turnout of friends at the afternoon reception, and we thank everyone for their friendship, cards and good wishes and for celebrating with us.

THE TIMES COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 01/12/2011 10:20 p.m.

Area Calendar of Events

NEBCO RESTAURANT INSPECTIONS

posted: 01/12/2011 10:19 p.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.

NEBCO OBITUARIES 2010

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

May 5 - Dec 29, 2010 Obituaries

THE TIMES HEADLINES FROM 2010, CONTINUED

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

Aug. 25 - Dec. 29, 2010

Epps-Gary wed

posted: 01/12/2011 9:58 p.m.

Michella Gary and Larry L. Epps, both of Pea Ridge, were wed in a double ring ceremony, Friday, Dec. 24, 2010, by the Rev. Tom Dye, Rogers, at his home.

STORM DEBRIS CLEANUP

posted: 01/12/2011 9:56 p.m.

As a result of the debris created by the Dec. 31 tornado, Benton County will be providing two debris drop-off sites which will be at the following locations: 8 a.m. until 2:30 p.m.

Easleys celebrate golden anniversary

posted: 01/12/2011 9:55 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Jackie Darrel Easley Sr. are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Hale to address Democrats

posted: 01/12/2011 8:35 p.m.

Joyce Hale, a regional environmental activist, will address issues related to the Fayetteville Shale Play fracturing process at luncheon meeting of the Benton County Democrats.

COURT REPORT

posted: 01/12/2011 8:33 p.m.

Dec. 14, 2010

’Hawks stay district perfect

posted: 01/12/2011 8:29 p.m.

The Pea Ridge boys Blackhawk varsity basketball team kept its league record unblemished with a pair of victories last week.

Ridger Sports | ’Hawks unbeaten in 4A, slip in polls

posted: 01/12/2011 8:28 p.m.

In spite of the fact that the ‘Hawks are riding a nine-game winning streak, their top 10 state ranking slipped from fifth to seventh this week as Farmington made a big move up in the polls. But, like lots of coaches say (and mean), the only poll that really matters is the final one in March.

Softball registration

posted: 01/12/2011 8:27 p.m.

The Pea Ridge Youth Softball League registrations for the 2011 spring season will be from 8 a.m. until 4 p.m. on Jan. 22 and 29 at the Pea Ridge Middle School, Weston Street. This year, the Pea Ridge Youth Softball League celebrated over 15 years of slides, home runs and strike outs.

Children meet author and furry friends

posted: 01/12/2011 8:26 p.m.

The students in the primary school enjoyed a visit from the author David Sargent Jr. and the dog characters from his books\

NEBCO LUNCH MENUS

posted: 01/12/2011 8:25 p.m.

PEA RIDGE and GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

The importance of dental health for pets

posted: 01/12/2011 12:45 a.m.

Keeping a pet’s teeth clean is very important. As humans, it is important to brush and floss daily. Pets, however, haven’t mastered this trick yet. It is vital to keep a pet’s mouth clean. There are many things owners can do at home to help maintain a healthy mouth for their pet.

NEBCO PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 01/12/2011 12:32 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 18 6 p.m. — NEBCO Board of Directors, NEBCO Community Room, Garfield. 7 p.m. — Pea Ridge City Council, City Hall 7 p.m. — Gateway Planning Commission, City Hall

Wednesday, January 5

Auctioneer enjoys avocation

posted: 01/05/2011 4:17 p.m.

He’s run nearly 20,000 sales as an auctioneer, Derry Camp figured when he realized that this Thursday, Jan. 6, will mark his 30th year in business.

Sewer rate increase sought

posted: 01/05/2011 10:54 a.m.

In order to meet federally mandated standards and keep up with demands put on the sewer treatment plant created by the increased population, a sewer rate increase is necessary, according to city officials.

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT

posted: 01/05/2011 10:53 a.m.

The Pea Ridge School Board will meet at 6 p.m. Monday, Jan. 10, in the Pea Ridge High School media center.

Pastor’s Corner | Learn His ways

posted: 01/05/2011 10:52 a.m.

Not long ago I experienced something that set me back kind of hard and during that time I learned that even after being acquainted with me for my entire 33 years as a Christian some people really don’t know me at all. They really have no idea of who I am, how I think or react to situations.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 01/05/2011 10:52 a.m.

40 Years Ago Benton County Judge Ralph Bolain was sworn in to office by Circuit Judge Bill Enfield. Participating in the ceremony were Doris Webb Searcy of Bentonville, who was a Pea Ridge High School graduate who serves in the county treasurer’s office, and Mary Lee Adams of Pea Ridge, a deputy in the county collector’s office.

THE TIMES CHURCH NEWS

posted: 01/05/2011 10:50 a.m.

Area Church News

NEBCO OBITUARIES

posted: 01/05/2011 10:48 a.m.

January 5, 2011

FUNDRAISER

posted: 01/05/2011 10:47 a.m.

Soup supper fundraiser for Snack-Packs for Kids

CLARIFICATION

posted: 01/05/2011 10:46 a.m.

In Recollections in the Dec. 22 edition of The Times, a letter to Santa written by second-grade student Vernon Leach was published as being from 10 years ago. Although it was published in The Times Dec. 20, 2000, it was a reprint from Dec. 22, 1988. The Times apologizes for the error.

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE and EMS REPORTS

posted: 01/05/2011 10:46 a.m.

Incidents reported by the Area Departments this week include:

NEBCO PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 01/05/2011 10:41 a.m.

Upcoming Meetings

THE TIMES MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 01/05/2011 10:40 a.m.

Dec. 20 Larry Lee Epps, 53, and Tammy Michella Gary, 41, both of Pea Ridge Dec. 21 Johnny Lee Robins, 42, Pea Ridge, and Denise Marie Cobb, 36, Rogers

Arkansas Watch | Ignorance of the law is no excuse

posted: 01/05/2011 10:40 a.m.

It is sometimes said that “ignorance of the law is no excuse.” All my life I’ve been a law-abiding man and a law-respecting one.

THE TIMES LETTER TO THE EDITOR

posted: 01/05/2011 10:39 a.m.

Believe in God and evolution To the editor: I’d like to comment on Mark Moore’s, “Government Propaganda Not Convincing” column that appeared in the Pea Ridge Times last week. First, I believe very little of what the government tells me and, on this point, I can agree with Mr. Moore.

ANNIVERSARY & WEDDING ANNOUNCEMENTS

posted: 01/05/2011 10:37 a.m.

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

THINGS TO KNOW

posted: 01/05/2011 10:37 a.m.

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

Recipe of the Week | Breakfast casserole

posted: 01/05/2011 10:36 a.m.

This is a great breakfast casserole to make the day before and bake while everyone is getting ready in the morning.

Lynch Pen | Is the economy really recovering?

posted: 01/05/2011 10:36 a.m.

The following comments might sound a bit cynical, but my faith in our government and the reporting of economic news trying to improve how we see the recovery is at a very low ebb.

Now & Then | It doesn’t seem that long ago

posted: 01/05/2011 10:35 a.m.

I’ve always heard that “a watched pot never boils.” I happened to be thinking about that the other morning. Usually I turn on the heat under the coffee water and go off to do other things until the water boils, but this time I decided to stay by and watch it to see just how long it takes. It took 10 minutes, almost forever, with me watching intently for that first sign of bubbles rising in the water.

NEBCO CLUB NEWS

posted: 01/05/2011 10:34 a.m.

Granny’s Quilts of Love

THE TIMES COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 01/05/2011 10:34 a.m.

Calendar of Events

Students learn about trucking

posted: 01/05/2011 10:33 a.m.

The second-grade students of Pea Ridge Primary School received a special delivery recently when Wal-Mart associate Jim Flanagan brought his Wal-Mart truck and trailer to the school giving the students a chance to see what his truck looks like from the inside and out.

THE TIMES 2010 OBITUARIES

posted: 01/05/2011 10:30 a.m.

Review of last year's obituaries

The year in review - 2010

posted: 01/05/2011 10:29 a.m.

Front-page headlines reveal a variety of subjects covered by The Times this year. The front-page headlines, as well as the obituaries from the year, are published. For a copy of any story or obituary, stop by The Times office Monday through Thursday to purchase a copy.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 01/05/2011 10:28 a.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS

NEBCO LUNCH MENUS

posted: 01/05/2011 10:27 a.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Blackhawks three-time champions

posted: 01/05/2011 10:27 a.m.

The Blackhawks boys lived up to their high ranking as they swept through the 10-team, three-day Southwest Holiday Basketball Classic to take their third title in as many years.

Lady ’Hawks beat Highlanders in Holiday Tournament

posted: 01/05/2011 10:26 a.m.

The senior Lady Blackhawks took seventh in the Berryville Holiday Hoops Tournament after loosing two and winning one game last week.

Ridger Sports | ’Hawks gain high ranking in both state and district

posted: 01/05/2011 10:25 a.m.

Coach Charley Clarke’s Blackhawk basketball team is holding high ranking positions as the season nears the mid-point.

2010-2011 PEA RIDGE BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

posted: 01/05/2011 10:25 a.m.

Upcoming Games