News 2011 November

Stories for November 2011

Wednesday, November 30

Family safe from fire

posted: 11/30/2011 1:19 a.m.

It was the day before Thanksgiving and Michael King had gone out to the shed to work and smoke. He threw down his cigarette and went in his home for a drink.

Winter is also high fire season in Ozark hills

posted: 11/30/2011 1:18 a.m.

Benton County firefighters are gearing up for the annual fire season as residents make plans for Christmas and the holiday season.

Christmas card helps children

posted: 11/30/2011 1:16 a.m.

A community of nurses and counselors are there to help when a child lacking proper clothing or has hygiene needs walks through the doors of a school in the Pea Ridge School District.

Holiday Happenings

posted: 11/30/2011 1:14 a.m.

Area Holiday Events

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 11/30/2011 1:09 a.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND PETS

POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE REPORTS

posted: 11/30/2011 1:07 a.m.

Incidents this week include:

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 11/30/2011 1:02 a.m.

40 Years Ago Dec. 2, 1971 Pea Ridge Graphic

NEBCO: OCTOBER SALES TAX RECEIPTS

posted: 11/30/2011 1:02 a.m.

Last 5 Years Receipts

NEBCO: PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 11/30/2011 1 a.m.

Public Meetings Next Week

NEBCO: HEALTH DEPARTMENT INSPECTIONS

posted: 11/30/2011 12:59 a.m.

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

Recipe of the Week: Chicken Spectacular

posted: 11/30/2011 12:58 a.m.

From the kitchen of Dorris Mounce, grandmother of Dorris Annette Beard, Pea Ridge

’Til Next Time: Life is good for an optimist

posted: 11/30/2011 12:58 a.m.

I think I’m probably an optimist. My husband liked the proverb of “Murphy’s Law.” If it could go wrong it probably would, so prepare for it.

Arkansas Watch: Federal government has grown phenomenally over states rights

posted: 11/30/2011 12:57 a.m.

I consider 1913 to be the “terrible year” for the American Republic. That year saw the introduction of the income tax in a form that would stick. It was also the year we got the Federal Reserve System that has siphoned off 96 percent of the value of the dollar since 1913.

THE TIMES: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 11/30/2011 12:57 a.m.

Teen decries hunting

HOLIDAY MAIL FOR HEROES

posted: 11/30/2011 12:54 a.m.

The American Red Cross and Pitney Bowes Inc. are teaming up to deliver holiday cheer, for the fifth consecutive year. They will hand out greetings to service members, their families and veterans throughout the holidays.

Bound forever together in love

posted: 11/30/2011 12:52 a.m.

When Napoleon Burnett passed away on Jan. 29, 1963, at the old Cardwell Hospital in Stella, Mo., there was no a tangible reason the doctor could give for his death.

Roe reviewed proposals for humanities grants

posted: 11/30/2011 12:49 a.m.

Wanda Roe attended the fall meeting of the Arkansas Humanities Council in Little Rock on Nov. 18 and 19. The council reviewed the proposals for major grants and funded 12 projects.

Library Notes: Book sale at new Library building

posted: 11/30/2011 12:48 a.m.

I hope you all had a very happy Thanksgiving. Mine was very good — a son and a grandson were here from Wednesday until noon on Sunday. I sure have spent a lot of time at Chuck E.

NEBCO: CLUB NEWS

posted: 11/30/2011 12:47 a.m.

BUNKER HILL, Mo. — The Bunker Hill Quilt Club is still hand-quilting for the public.

HOLIDAY OPEN HOUSE SET

posted: 11/30/2011 12:46 a.m.

A Holiday Open House is set for Saturday, Dec.10, inside the George Washington Carver visitor center. This event is free of charge and features holiday music, refreshments, and 19th century crafts. Diamond’s own Silver Bells, a bell choir, will present seasonal favorites at 1 p.m. The Ozark Wilderness Dulcimer Club will play throughout the event and Hawthorne Old Tyme String Band, will play at 2:15 p.m. For information, call the park at 417-325-4151 between 9 a.m. and 4:30 p.m.

NEBCO: AREA COMMUNITY EVENTS

posted: 11/30/2011 12:45 a.m.

Calendar and News of Upcoming Events

Ridger Sports: New look ’Hawks rank No. 4 in first ranking

posted: 11/30/2011 12:42 a.m.

Pea Ridge will have retooled look this year but MaxPreps/CBS ranks them fourth among the eight schools in the 4A-1.

2011 Northwest Arkansas Classic

posted: 11/30/2011 12:42 a.m.

List of Tournament Games

BLACKHAWK BASKETBALL SCHEDULE

posted: 11/30/2011 12:41 a.m.

Upcoming Games

BLACKHAWK BASKETBALL ROSTER

posted: 11/30/2011 12:40 a.m.

List of Players

NEBCO: SPORTS BRIEFS

posted: 11/30/2011 12:37 a.m.

Area Sports News

From the Counselor’s Corner: Many scholarships available; deadlines near for applying

posted: 11/30/2011 12:36 a.m.

Scholarships available include:

Senior Spotlight: Morganne Rhine

posted: 11/30/2011 12:33 a.m.

Sport: Cheer

Meet your Faculty: Michelle Nesbitt

posted: 11/30/2011 12:32 a.m.

Position: Secretary, Pea Ridge Middle School

NEBCO: SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 11/30/2011 12:32 a.m.

Upcoming Eduction Events

NEBCO: LUNCH MENUS

posted: 11/30/2011 12:31 a.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Pastor’s Corner: Advent is really about hope

posted: 11/30/2011 12:13 a.m.

It’s that time of year again. We have all stuffed ourselves on turkey and dressing. Black Friday, or now gray Thursday, has come and gone. We all know what this time of year is. It is the Christmas season or sometimes it is referred to as the holiday shopping season.

NEBCO: CHURCH NEWS

posted: 11/30/2011 12:11 a.m.

Area Church Announcements and Events

Tuesday, November 29

NEBCO: OBITUARIES

posted: 11/29/2011 9:45 p.m.

November 30, 2011

Wednesday, November 23

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 11/23/2011 10:30 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND PETS

Food drives successful

posted: 11/23/2011 12:52 a.m.

Students at Pea Ridge schools collected canned goods to give to the Ministerial Alliance for food baskets for the Angel Tree project. Students at Pea Ridge Intermediate collected the most food.

Council gets raise

posted: 11/23/2011 12:51 a.m.

For the first time in years, City Council and Planning Commissioners received a pay increase, but not without debate. The increase is $25 per meeting. The increase, proposed by councilman Bob Cotttingham, was protested by councilwoman Nadine Telgemeier.

Town seeks security

posted: 11/23/2011 12:51 a.m.

A recent breakin will cost the city money, not only for the items stolen, but for security measures prompted by the burglary.

Be prepared: Winter weather precautions

posted: 11/23/2011 12:50 a.m.

As seasons shift from fall to winter, area residents should take necessary precautions.

City budget approved

posted: 11/23/2011 12:49 a.m.

The city’s budget reflects a decrease in expenditures from $5,112,245 to $5,507,325.

Lease agreement

posted: 11/23/2011 12:49 a.m.

Vice president Jerry Nichols, left, and president Mary Durand of the Pea Ridge Historical Society signed a lease agreement with Pea Ridge schools for the use of the old school lunchroom building which was saved from demolition for a school heritage building and meeting place.

Now & Then: A new lease on life for old school lunchroom

posted: 11/23/2011 12:48 a.m.

Those of us who went to school at Pea Ridge during the ’40s, ’50s and ’60s will remember the white building that stood behind and west of the schoolhouse near the old 1930s gymnasium. We called it the school lunchroom or the hot lunch room.

Library Notes: Volunteers wanted for library

posted: 11/23/2011 12:47 a.m.

Good News! The crew completed work on the roof of the new library and the timing could not have been better. I was worried the rains would arrive before it was finished.

Lynch Pen: Change is needed in politics

posted: 11/23/2011 12:47 a.m.

Perseverance seems to be the key word driving the Occupy Wall Street (OWS) movement. Who would ever have believed the effort would have been around to celebrate a two-month anniversary much less have spread across our nation and be contributing to unrest and rioting in Greece, Italy and France.

Arkansas Watch: Need to heed wisdom of ages

posted: 11/23/2011 12:46 a.m.

There are those who feel like the wisdom of persons alive in this current age is somehow superior to the wisdom of all those lived before us.

THE TIMES: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 11/23/2011 12:46 a.m.

Museum enjoyed

Recipe of the Week: Crockpot Dressing

posted: 11/23/2011 12:31 a.m.

From the kitchen of Mabel Rounds, Pea Ridge

NEBCO: COMMUNITY NEWS AND CALENDAR

posted: 11/23/2011 12:29 a.m.

Upcoming Area Events

NEBCO: POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE REPORTS

posted: 11/23/2011 12:27 a.m.

Incidents last week.

McCanns fete 50th anniversary

posted: 11/23/2011 12:24 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Max McCann of Lowell are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 27, in the community room at the Pea Ridge EMS building.

NEBCO: HEALTH DEPARTMENT INSPECTIONS

posted: 11/23/2011 12:23 a.m.

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

In His Study: Much for which to give thanks

posted: 11/23/2011 12:21 a.m.

My father’s 100th birthday occurred in March of this year. Though he didn’t live to see it, he did live through some remarkable changes.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 11/23/2011 12:21 a.m.

40 Years Ago Nov. 25, 1971 Pea Ridge Graphic The Owen W. Wood family of Pea Ridge was the winner of the Benton County competition in the Farmers Home Administration’s second annual contest to select an “Arkansas Farm Family of the Year.” The 11-member Pea Ridge High School band presented a concert under the direction of band master Jack Trent, raising a love offering of $45.05 for band needs.

NEBCO: CHURCH NEWS

posted: 11/23/2011 12:20 a.m.

Area Happenings

Volleyball wins conference

posted: 11/23/2011 12:19 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Junior High volleyball team completed their season on Saturday, Oct. 15, in Berryville taking second at the District Tournament. The Junior Lady ’Hawks won the conference, finishing the season at a successful 12-2.

Cheer teams to compete at PRHS

posted: 11/23/2011 12:18 a.m.

Pea Ridge will host a cheer competition Saturday, Dec. 3.

Blackhawks improve, look to 2012

posted: 11/23/2011 12:18 a.m.

After winning just one game in 2010 and just four in the past three years combined, Pea Ridges’ football ’Hawks made strides in 2011 by winning four games and came within 5 points of earning a playoff berth.

NEBCO: SPORTS BRIEFS

posted: 11/23/2011 12:17 a.m.

Softball travel team seeks players

Senior Spotlight: Miranda Patrick

posted: 11/23/2011 12:15 a.m.

Sport: Volleyball Position: Setter and team captain

NEBCO: OBITUARIES

posted: 11/23/2011 12:15 a.m.

November 23, 2011

Meet your Faculty: John E. King

posted: 11/23/2011 12:15 a.m.

Position: Head baseball coach and assistant junior-high football coach

SCHOOL NEWS: Art show

posted: 11/23/2011 12:15 a.m.

An art show is set for 5:30-7 :30 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 1, at the Pea Ridge High School cafeteria.

Garfield Elementary School annual fall carnival fun

posted: 11/23/2011 12:15 a.m.

On Oct. 29, Garfield Elementary held its annual fall carnival. We had the best turn out ever!

CONTESTS: Being an American essay contest

posted: 11/23/2011 12:14 a.m.

U.S. high school students and their teachers are invited to participate in the Bill of Rights Institute’s 6th annual Being an American essay contest, for cash prizes up to $1,000.

NEBCO: SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

posted: 11/23/2011 12:13 a.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

NEBCO: MARRIAGE

posted: 11/23/2011 12:12 a.m.

Robert Ogene Beggs, 41, Decatur, and Christine Leann Galvan, 39, Garfield

POETRY SLAM

posted: 11/23/2011 12:12 a.m.

The Perfect Restaurant! BY MAKENZIE SHIRLEY

The Plaza offers independent living for seniors in Bella Vista

posted: 11/23/2011 12:11 a.m.

Located in Bella Vista, The Plaza is an independent-living senior cooperative for people ages 55 and older, offering apartments in nine fl oor plans and sizes of 700-2,200 square feet.

Wednesday, November 16

Town, school impress educator

posted: 11/16/2011 4:12 a.m.

The importance and value of the school to the community, as well as the attractiveness of Pea Ridge, overwhelmingly impressed Dr. Paul Hewitt after two days of interviews with both school personnel and community members.

Heart ’n Sole full of soul

posted: 11/16/2011 4:10 a.m.

Seeing a young boy at school wearing a pair of worn-out shoes, one without a sole and no socks broke Cheryl Tillman’s heart.

City offices burglarized

posted: 11/16/2011 4:10 a.m.

`Computers, computer equipment, cash and checks were stolen from Gateway City Hall and the Water Department office, according to Mayor David White.

NEBCO: COURT REPORT

posted: 11/16/2011 4:05 a.m.

Judge John A. Skaggs, presiding Rischard S. Hardwicke, Prosecuting attorney Oct. 25, 2011

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 11/16/2011 4:05 a.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND PETS

Weather data adds to school studies

posted: 11/16/2011 4:04 a.m.

A weather station will be located at the high school with a camera installed on top of the gym.

Vets’ value lauded

posted: 11/16/2011 4:03 a.m.

The band played. The choir sang. Young and old stood at attention to the pledge of allegiance and the national anthem.

NEBCO: OBITUARIES

posted: 11/16/2011 4 a.m.

Kenneth Ash, 77, of Pea Ridge, died Nov. 10, 2011, in Minnesota. He was a lifelong resident of the area.

GEORGE WASHINGTON CARVER NATIONAL MONUMENT

posted: 11/16/2011 3:59 a.m.

Nov. 19 — 6 p.m. “Wonders of the night sky,” learn about celestial navigation, star stories, and the effects of light pollution. This 30-minute long slide show will be followed by an outside constellation tour. The outdoor part of this hour-long program will be cancelled if there is heavy cloud cover.

Recipe of the Week: Sweet Potato Casserole

posted: 11/16/2011 3:57 a.m.

Arkansas Favorites Cookbook

COMMUNITY EVENT

posted: 11/16/2011 3:57 a.m.

Historical Society

Library Notes: Library remodel progressing nicely

posted: 11/16/2011 3:57 a.m.

The time is passing so quickly and each day brings something new and interesting to the library. We had a call this past week from the State Library Association with information regarding the Summer Reading Program. It’s time to start ordering materials.

Research root of the problem

posted: 11/16/2011 3:56 a.m.

In a spirit of cooperation — or a spirit of competitiveness — the television news media seems to all be on the same page. Or maybe that should be at the same site. The recent scandal at Penn State University brought out a full force of coverage by all the networks asking the same questions of the same people. And, at times, they were showing the interviews on more than one network.

NEBCO: LETTER TO THE EDITOR

posted: 11/16/2011 3:55 a.m.

Thank you, Cpl. Brown Last Wednesday, while driving through Pea Ridge, I noticed a car that I have had for four years. I had lent it to a family member, they in turn let someone unauthorized drive it, it got impounded and was sold.

Now & Then: Appreciating Little Otter Creek and other sources of water

posted: 11/16/2011 3:54 a.m.

I have learned to appreciate the little creek north of Pea Ridge a great deal more in the past several years. I grew up on Otter Creek, about two miles downstream from Pea Ridge.

Ridger Sports: Here’s to one last victory ...

posted: 11/16/2011 3:52 a.m.

No, I am not talking about the win over Berryville last week although I will later. I am talking about the makeup of the 4A state football playoffs.

Is this a cool town or what?

posted: 11/16/2011 3:52 a.m.

As the lilting sounds of violins, cello and violas playing the music of Mozart and Beethoven wafted outside the building, the sounds of men at work in heavy construction provided quite a contrast to those within ear shot of both.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 11/16/2011 3:51 a.m.

Upcoming Area Events

NEBCO: Thanksgiving happenings

posted: 11/16/2011 3:49 a.m.

• A traditional turkey and dressing Thanksgiving dinner is set for 11:30 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 17, at Brightwater United Methodist Church.

NEBCO: CLUB NEWS

posted: 11/16/2011 3:48 a.m.

Ridge Rockers held Rumble and other News

NEBCO: LUNCH MENUS

posted: 11/16/2011 3:39 a.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Red Ribbon week

posted: 11/16/2011 3:39 a.m.

Pea Ridge schools observed Red Ribbon week Oct.

Meet your Faculty: Cheryl Tillman

posted: 11/16/2011 3:39 a.m.

Position: Safety aide

Senior Spotlight: Dakota Hollingsworth

posted: 11/16/2011 3:39 a.m.

Sport: Football

NEBCO: AREA EVENTS

posted: 11/16/2011 3:39 a.m.

Community Events

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 11/16/2011 3:38 a.m.

40 Years Ago Nov. 18, 1971 Pea Ridge Graphic Three youths killed deer during the first hunting season — Keith McElmurry, 15, with a nine-point buck, and Dennis, Bray, 15, of Garfield, with a 10-point buck.

Pastor’s Corner: Get involved

posted: 11/16/2011 3:38 a.m.

There used to be a famous wrestler who had the tagline before he would “wrestle” saying: “Do you smell what’s cooking?” Of course he was referring to his mix of Emmy-level drama and athletic endeavor known as NWA Wrestling.

Talburt-Rosales to wed

posted: 11/16/2011 3:32 a.m.

Kayla Talburt and Tyler Rosales announce their engagement and approaching wedding.

Reynolds fete golden anniversary

posted: 11/16/2011 3:32 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Darrel Reynolds, of Bentonville, are celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary with a celebration from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 26, at the Pea Ridge Emergency Services Building, Community Room.

NEBCO: CHURCH NEWS

posted: 11/16/2011 3:16 a.m.

Area Church Events

NEBCO: PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 11/16/2011 3:13 a.m.

Meetings next week

NEBCO: MARRIAGE LICENSE

posted: 11/16/2011 3:12 a.m.

Dwight Wayne Spear, 68, of Bella Vista, and Betty Jo Whittenberg, 65, of Pea Ridge

PEA RIDGE PD SEPTEMBER REPORT

posted: 11/16/2011 2:56 a.m.

Stats of Incidents

SPORTS BRIEFS

posted: 11/16/2011 2:55 a.m.

Softball travel team seeks players

Wednesday, November 9

Sign Arkansas-shaped

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

“It’s always been that way” wasn’t enough for Jerry Burton, Planning Commission member who pushed the issue of correcting the incorrectly shaped sign denoting the state of Arkansas.

City’s budget $5.5 million

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

The city’s budget is anticipated to increase by 8.3 percent for the coming year from $5,112,245 for 2011 to $5,538,825 for 2012.

Streets revisited by planners

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

Streets, current and future, have been the topic of two meetings for Planning Commission members recently. At the regular meeting Tuesday, Nov. 1, planners continued the evaluation of the long-range street plan which had been reviewed at a tech review meeting Thursday, Oct. 6.

School seeks input

posted: 11/09/2011 11:07 p.m.

Parents and community members are invited to share their ideas about the criteria for a school superintendent at an input meeting at 5:30 p.m. Thursday in the high school Media Center.

Seeing double

posted: 11/09/2011 11:07 p.m.

Imagine David Humphrey’s surprise when he collected eggs last week and found a whopper. The three-and-a-half-inch by two-inch elliptical egg was the largest he’s ever found.

NEBCO: OBITUARIES

posted: 11/09/2011 11:06 p.m.

November 9, 2011

Teen gave alcohol to boy

posted: 11/09/2011 11:04 p.m.

While investigating the return of a stolen bicycle, police learned of an 11-year-old boy who had been given alcohol and tobacco by a 17-year-old male who was on probation.

Recipe of the Week: Chicken Gumbo

posted: 11/09/2011 11:03 p.m.

From the kitchen of Florence Poe

NEBO: POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE/EMS

posted: 11/09/2011 11:01 p.m.

Incidents reported this week inclue:

NEBCO: PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 11/09/2011 10:58 p.m.

Next Week

Arkansas Watch: Justice isn’t always just for all

posted: 11/09/2011 10:56 p.m.

The two political gangs headquartered in D.C. that have captured the government of the United States from its people collude to ensure that none of their upper tier ever have to face justice for their criminal actions. By mutual consent, high level members of either gang simply won’t get prosecuted no matter how serious their crimes.

’Til Next Time: Family war tales recalled, part 2

posted: 11/09/2011 10:55 p.m.

Continued from Nov. 2: Dad had told stories of the word of the armistice spreading through camp and then a man on horseback rode through announcing it and he said any 4th of July celebration couldn’t hold a candle to how the camp reacted.

THINGS YOU SHOULD KNOW

posted: 11/09/2011 10:46 p.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.

Now & Then: Chores we did as youngsters

posted: 11/09/2011 10:46 p.m.

The first memory I have of chores on the farm was from before I was big enough to do any chores.

Library Notes: New books coming in to library

posted: 11/09/2011 10:45 p.m.

Treats at the library on Halloween Night was so much fun. About 45 children received treat bags.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 11/09/2011 10:44 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND PETS

NEBCO: COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 11/09/2011 10:44 p.m.

Calendar and News of Area Events

Celebrating 80 years

posted: 11/09/2011 10:40 p.m.

Mary Kathalene Hollaway is celebrating her 80th birthday from 2-4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at New Prospect Missionary Baptist Church, Gann Ridge Road, Garfield.

Veterans to be honored Friday

posted: 11/09/2011 10:40 p.m.

Veterans will be honored at a Veterans assembly at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 11, in the high school gymnasium. Jasper Neal will be the featured speaker.

Lady Blackhawks finish 2nd in state meet

posted: 11/09/2011 10:39 p.m.

In perhaps the greatest team finish in the history of Lady Blackhawk sports, the girls cross country team shocked the 4A field by capturing second place in the Arkansas State High School Cross Country championships, losing the team title by 1 point to DeQueen 55-54 Saturday in Harrison.

Blackhawk boys take 4th in state

posted: 11/09/2011 10:37 p.m.

The Blackhawk boys cross country team took fourth place in the Arkansas State 4A Cross Country Championships in Harrison Saturday.

’Hawks explode late; throttle Berryville 32-10

posted: 11/09/2011 10:36 p.m.

Blackhawk defenders dug in their heels in the second half while the offense turned up the heat as Pea Ridge finished the season in fine style, winning the game 32-10

SPORTS BRIEFS: Softball travel team seeks players

posted: 11/09/2011 10:36 p.m.

Northwest Arkansas U12 fastpitch softball team (Bentonville/Rogers) is looking for two experienced players to fill the 2012 roster.

Wednesday, November 2

School/community join hands in search for superintendent

posted: 11/02/2011 8:25 p.m.

Finding a new superintendent for the Pea Ridge School District will be a joint effort of school and community leaders following a decision by School Board members to hire Dr. Paul M. Hewittt as a co-advisor to Dr. Roland Smith, interim superintendent.

Two-Ton won’t retire meter fee

posted: 11/02/2011 8:23 p.m.

The city will have to continue paying an additional $1.50 per meter fee to Benton/Washington County Water Association following action by the Two-Ton Water District Board continuing a fee that had originally been designed to “sunset” this December. Two-Ton supplies water to the city.

Teen boy struck by car; breaks leg

posted: 11/02/2011 8:23 p.m.

A walk home after school was disrupted Tuesday afternoon when Willie Littrell, 13, stepped of the curb on Weston Street and was struck by a car.

Benefit sale for missions

posted: 11/02/2011 8:23 p.m.

Seeing the devastation in other parts of the world has inspired at least two local families to get involved in world missions.

High-speed chase ends with arrest

posted: 11/02/2011 8:22 p.m.

A high-speed chase that began on Gann Ridge Road Sunday night, ended just north of the intersection of U.S. Highway 62 and Arkansas Highway 37 with the driver out of the car and on the ground at gunpoint.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 11/02/2011 8:20 p.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND PETS

Etherton found fit to stand trial

posted: 11/02/2011 8:19 p.m.

Darin Michael Etherton is fit to stand trial in connection with the murder of Brent Test, according to a decision by Circuit Judge Jon Comstock on Wednesday, Oct. 26. Etherton, 27, of Pea Ridge is charged with capital murder.

Jury selection underway in capital murder trial

posted: 11/02/2011 8:18 p.m.

Prosecutors and defense attorneys need to be aware of the “stealth” juror when it comes to selecting a panel, according to a professional jury consultant.

NO BURNING OR DUMPING

posted: 11/02/2011 8:17 p.m.

The brush dump site at Pea Ridge Fire Station No. 2 on Arkansas Highway 94 and Hickman Road is no longer open to the public, according to Fire Chief Frank Rizzio.

NEBCO: OBITUARIES

posted: 11/02/2011 8:17 p.m.

November 2, 2011

NEBCO: POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE/EMS

posted: 11/02/2011 8:14 p.m.

Incidents reported this week include:

Editorial: Cheers to the School Board

posted: 11/02/2011 8:09 p.m.

Meetings scheduled this week with school staff, community members and parents of students should establish criteria for the next Pea Ridge school superintendent.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: School involves community

posted: 11/02/2011 8:09 p.m.

Dear Pea Ridge Community :

Library Notes: Keep reading to keep us growing

posted: 11/02/2011 8:08 p.m.

The Library Board and I met with the architects and Mayor Crabtree Tuesday to review and make changes to the layout for the new location. A contract with a new roofing company has been signed and if the weather cooperates, the work will be completed before Thanksgiving.

Arkansas Watch: Get informed, vote on Nov. 8

posted: 11/02/2011 8:08 p.m.

Early voting has begun for yet another “special” election.

Recipe of the Week: Taco Stew and Mexican Nut Cake

posted: 11/02/2011 8:07 p.m.

From the kitchen of Annette Beard, Pea Ridge

’Til Next Time: Family tales of war remembered

posted: 11/02/2011 8:06 p.m.

This was written last summer and left in the tablet, but while trying to reorganize, I realized there would never be any more added to this account. Then I wondered maybe if I could share this story here, close to Veteran’s Day.

Enterprise Day observed with media contest

posted: 11/02/2011 8:05 p.m.

The Pea Ridge High School chapter of Future Business Leaders of America will observe American Enterprise Day on Saturday, Nov. 15.

Now & Then: Putting food on the table

posted: 11/02/2011 7:51 p.m.

Today as I was busy with various things, a memory popped into my mind, how as a very small boy I got confused by our English language and its regional pronunciations in talking about sandwiches. For a time, I didn’t quite get the difference between sandwich spread and sandwich bread.

NEBCO: COMMUNITY CALENDAR AND NEWS

posted: 11/02/2011 7:50 p.m.

Calendar and News of Area Events

Monthly singing set for Saturday

posted: 11/02/2011 7:48 p.m.

BUNKER HILL, Mo. — The monthly singing at Bunker Hill is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 5, at the Bunker Hill Community Building.

NEBCO: COURT REPORT

posted: 11/02/2011 7:46 p.m.

Judge John A. Skaggs, presiding Richard S. Hardwicke, prosecuting attorney Oct. 10, 2011

NEBCO: PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 11/02/2011 7:44 p.m.

Thursday, Nov. 3

Big Sugar Golf up for auction

posted: 11/02/2011 7:43 p.m.

The opening bid is $199,000 plus 10 percent buyer’s premium for Big Sugar Golf Club, according to Russell Huckaby, auctioneer.

Cardinal air force bombs Hawks 40-6

posted: 11/02/2011 7:43 p.m.

The Blackhawk football team saw their last chance for a playoff berth evaporate as they were upended by the Farmington Cardinals 40-6 last week.

Runners head to state

posted: 11/02/2011 7:42 p.m.

Both senior high cross country teams won third in district, junior girls won third in district, junior boys won first and all are going to compete in the state meet in Harrison Saturday, Nov. 5.

Ridger Sports: Football season wraps up Friday with Sr. night

posted: 11/02/2011 7:41 p.m.

The 2011 edition of the Pea Ridge High School football team will wrap up their season this Friday with a final game at home hosting the Berryville Bobcats.

DASH WINNERS

posted: 11/02/2011 7:40 p.m.

Overall Male - J.D.Wells Overall Female - Rilee Patrick Overall Male, Masters - Frank Arellano Overall Female, Masters - Connie Townzen

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 11/02/2011 7:39 p.m.

40 Years Ago Nov. 4, 1971 Pea Ridge Graphic Twenty dollars worth of nickels and approximately $20 to $30 worth of other change from a cigarette vending machine were reported stolen during a break-in at the Quicke Shoppe.

Pastor’s Corner: Unleash creativity

posted: 11/02/2011 7:38 p.m.

By the time you read this, I will be in full blown candy overload. I will have fulfilled my fatherly duties by “checking” all the candy my sons received on Halloween. When I was a kid, I was allowed to decorate my front yard with all kinds of spooky and ghostly beings.

NEBCO: CHURCH NEWS

posted: 11/02/2011 7:38 p.m.

Upcoming Area Church Happenings

FFA, Isgrigg win in judging at state fair

posted: 11/02/2011 7:35 p.m.

Jennifer Isgrigg, a Pea Ridge High School sophomore, won third high individual in livestock judging at the Arkansas/Oklahoma State Fair in a field of 250 competitors.

‘Paws’-itively drug free and proud of it

posted: 11/02/2011 7:34 p.m.

Students at Garfield Elementary School learned to be “Paws-itively ” drug free, Kristi Brown, school counselor, said.

NEBCO: LUNCH MENUS

posted: 11/02/2011 7:34 p.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Senior Spotlight: Cory Lawson

posted: 11/02/2011 7:33 p.m.

Sport: Football Position: RB/LB/Punter

Meet your Faculty: Gail Langston

posted: 11/02/2011 7:32 p.m.

Position: Human Resources

NEBCO: SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 11/02/2011 7:31 p.m.

ASMSA will host an open house for prospective students and their families from 9 a.m. -12 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, at the campus in downtown Hot Springs.

SCHOOL CONTESTS

posted: 11/02/2011 7:31 p.m.

National conservation poster contest

Reading is Out of This World

posted: 11/02/2011 7:29 p.m.

The annual fall book fair at Pea Ridge Intermediate School was held in the media center with the theme “Reading is Out of This World.” Pam Kennedy, her son Braeden Kennedy, and Susan Coble and her son, Nick Coble, enjoyed two of the new selections from the fair.

PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOL CALENDAR HOLIDAYS 2011 — 2012

posted: 11/02/2011 7:29 p.m.

Nov. 21-22 : No Students – 6 hours each day PD (No. 8.5-9.5)

PEA RIDGE PRIMARY SCHOOL HONOR ROLL FIRST QUARTER

posted: 11/02/2011 7:28 p.m.

KINDERGARTEN through SECOND

PEA RIDGE INTERMEDIATE SCHOOL HONOR ROLL FIRST QUARTER

posted: 11/02/2011 7:28 p.m.

THIRD GRADE through FIFTH GRADE

Helping clients look their best is fun for Bella Vista stylist

posted: 11/02/2011 7:27 p.m.

The often-dry air of fall and winter can play havoc with skin, but Maria-Teresa Woolery of Panache Spalon in Bella Vista has products from Jane Iredale to keep skin hydrated.