News 2011 October

Stories for October 2011

Wednesday, October 26

Students score above average

posted: 10/26/2011 9:23 a.m.

Pea Ridge High School and Middle School are garnering recognition for excellence in academics.

5K run for Ryan unites young, old

posted: 10/26/2011 9:20 a.m.

Their reasons for running were as varied as they were — Anya Bruhin was Ryan Mondy’s first-grade teacher and pregnant with her son. She wanted to honor Ryan and runs so she can eat cookies. Richard Gilliland, 73, had a heart valve replacement. He wanted to run and was joined by his son-in-law and two granddaughters.

NEBCO: Halloween Happenings

posted: 10/26/2011 9:20 a.m.

Calendar of Area Halloween Events

Nuts yield cash

posted: 10/26/2011 9:20 a.m.

The pungent black mountains grew taller as the loud clanging of the chains in the huller separated the green outer hulls from the hard black nuts on the McKinney farm north of town.

NEBCO: POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE/EMS REPORTS

posted: 10/26/2011 9:17 a.m.

Incidents reported this week include:

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 10/26/2011 9:12 a.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS

Ridge Rockers to rumble Oct. 29

posted: 10/26/2011 9:11 a.m.

The fifth annual Rumble is set for 6 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29, at the Pea Ridge High School.

Lynch Pen: Move savings to gold - more valuable than picketing Wall St.

posted: 10/26/2011 9:11 a.m.

In the song “I’m Sorry,” John Denver sings the lyrics of one part which says, “I’m sorry for the way things are in China.” The song continues and a later line is, “but most of all I’m sorry for myself.”

NEBCO: LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 10/26/2011 9:09 a.m.

Henson family grateful

Now & Then: On the road - now - and then; still busy

posted: 10/26/2011 9:08 a.m.

Sometimes we say that life was simpler and slower-paced in the old days. I often want to argue with that idea, because I see it as a naive over-simplification of the life of our ancestors.

Tigers best ’Hawks in 13-0 defensive clash

posted: 10/26/2011 9:06 a.m.

Playing one of their best defensive games in recent memory, the Blackhawks couldn’t get enough offense going as the Prairie Grove Tigers used their passing game to defeat the ’Hawks 13-0 in a district battle last week.

Young ’Hawks unbeaten

posted: 10/26/2011 9:05 a.m.

The Pea Ridge fourth-grade ’Hawks kept rolling in Gentry last week with a 30-6 victory.

SPORTS BRIEF: Cross Country Jr. Boys win

posted: 10/26/2011 9:04 a.m.

The Junior Blackhawks won District and will compete in State Cross Country Nov. 5 in Harrison.

Tuesday, October 25

More charges filed against Myers

posted: 10/25/2011 9:18 a.m.

Additional charges have been filed against a Pineville, Mo., man who was arrested last week in connection with the sexual abuse of a 15-year-old girl, and authorities believe there may be other victims.

Wednesday, October 19

Punkins ripe for pickin’

posted: 10/19/2011 5:45 a.m.

Hundreds of children and adults have ridden and tromped through the pumpkin patch and grass maze at Dennis McGarrah’s farm east of Pea Ridge this year. Pumpkins, squash and gourds of many different varieties garnered their attention, including a couple of more than 200-pound pumpkins.

Obituaries

posted: 10/19/2011 5:44 a.m.

Obituaries

Man arrested for rape

posted: 10/19/2011 5:42 a.m.

Following a tip from the Child Advocacy Center, Pea Ridge Police arrested Dennis Lee Myers about 3:20 p.m. Monday for raping a 15-yearold girl.

Wrecking signage

posted: 10/19/2011 5:41 a.m.

A new “sign” greeted travelers along Arkansas Highway 72 (Slack Street) just west of Weston Street Monday morning.

Volunteer, care, give

posted: 10/19/2011 5:40 a.m.

Volunteering — it’s a great opportunity to help the school and community and, if you’re a Wal-Mart employee, possibly a source of money for the schools. An opportunity to volunteer is scheduled for this Saturday.

Farmer’s Mutual fetes 100 years

posted: 10/19/2011 5:39 a.m.

Farmers Mutual Insurance of Rogers is celebrating its 100th Anniversary with an Open House 11 a.m. to 3 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 25, at the office at 703 W. Poplar, in Rogers.

The Church will prevail, will you?

posted: 10/19/2011 5:37 a.m.

One of my favorite verses and one that I have come to rely on as I see the rapidly deterioration of the society we live in is Matthew 16:18.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 10/19/2011 5:36 a.m.

The day in history.

CHURCH NEWS

posted: 10/19/2011 5:35 a.m.

Church news.

PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

posted: 10/19/2011 5:33 a.m.

Incidents reported to the Pea Ridge Police Department this week.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 10/19/2011 5:32 a.m.

Letters to the editor.

Arkansas Watch: Who are the 1 percent?

posted: 10/19/2011 5:32 a.m.

“Occupy Wall Street” has a slogan “99 percent against the 1 percent.” But who are the one percent?

’Til Next Time: Odoriferous mouse is too well hidden

posted: 10/19/2011 5:31 a.m.

My storm door into the garage developed a gap under it and I knew we would have chilly weather and the mice would come in. We had chilly weather and, yes, they did. I had mice poison out and the point of this story is — there is no way to mistake a dead mouse smell. I’ve searched under every movable item and the trouble is there will be some all winter long.

Now & Then: Turn signals and other gadgets for car changed

posted: 10/19/2011 5:29 a.m.

A few days ago I was driving north on North Davis Street in Pea Ridge, approaching the intersection with East Pickens (Ark. Hwy. 72 east). A car was coming from the west in old downtown, passing Webb’s Feed and Seed. I assumed that it would be going on east out of town. But suddenly it started turning right onto North Davis Street beside me, and then, its right signal light began flashing. I had some critical thoughts right then, thinking, “Why turn on your signal flashers at all if you are going to wait until you are already turning?” It sure doesn’t help your fellow motorists know your intentions. Signal lights are supposed to courteously inform and warn the other drivers around you, but the message never happens if a driver waits until the last second to turn on the blinkers.

CLUB NEWS

posted: 10/19/2011 5:28 a.m.

News about local clubs.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

posted: 10/19/2011 5:27 a.m.

Upcoming community events.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 10/19/2011 5:26 a.m.

Calendar of community events.

Library Notes: New books are on the shelves

posted: 10/19/2011 5:25 a.m.

Time just seems to be rushing along and I can hardly believe that fall is just around the corner. I hope you have had an opportunity to spend some time outside enjoying the beautiful weather.

AREA EVENTS

posted: 10/19/2011 5:24 a.m.

Information about area events.

COMMUNITY EVENT

posted: 10/19/2011 5:21 a.m.

Info on Fall Festival.

SHILOH MUSEUM HAPPENINGS

posted: 10/19/2011 5:20 a.m.

happenings at Shiloh Museum.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 10/19/2011 5:18 a.m.

Animal guide.

Officer wants to help others

posted: 10/19/2011 5:16 a.m.

Helping others was the motivating factor that caused Mark Garrison to enter law enforcement. Garrison, the newest member of the Pea Ridge Police Department, is no stranger to Pea Ridge, having worked here for a little over a year four years ago. Garrison, a native of California, graduated from Phoenix, Oregon, High School. He moved to northwest Arkansas in the early 1980s with his family. He graduated from the Arkansas Law Enforcement Academy in 2004 and has worked for both Pea Ridge and Benton County Sheriff’s Office. As a licensed SCUBA diving instructor, he also served on the BCSO dive team as an instructor.

BCSO

posted: 10/19/2011 5:15 a.m.

Persons from northeast Benton County booked into the Benton County Jail this week include: Tuesday, Oct. 11 4:19 p.m. Pabiola Bautista, 24, of Rogers, by Pea Ridge Police for contempt.

Rogers celebrate 25th anniversary

posted: 10/19/2011 5:14 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Anthony Rogers of Pea Ridge are celebrating their 25th wedding anniversary.

Ayens fete golden anniversary

posted: 10/19/2011 5:13 a.m.

Dale and Patricia Ayen of Garfield celebrated 50 years of marriage on Oct. 12.

SHILOH MUSEUM MONTHLY MEETINGS

posted: 10/19/2011 5:13 a.m.

Monthly meetings at Shiloh Museum.

Ozark Hillbillies wear down Blackhawks 28-0

posted: 10/19/2011 5:12 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Blackhawks came out ready to play Friday but early success failed to dent the scoreboard with Ozark outlasting their guests to dominant the second half en route to a 28-0 victory.

Woman claims to be boy’s aunt

posted: 10/19/2011 5:12 a.m.

When the mother of a 14-year-old Pea Ridge student learned that a young woman carrying a baby had gone to Pea Ridge High School to check out her son, she contacted the Pea Ridge Police Department.

Ridger Sports: Generosity of Gravette put 4A-1 in a logjam; ’Hawks in 6th

posted: 10/19/2011 5:11 a.m.

The 4A-1 conference race took a weird turn with Gravette playing Santa Claus to Farmington last week.

Hudson shines as student at Pea Ridge High School

posted: 10/19/2011 5:09 a.m.

Kate Hudson, a senior at Pea Ridge High, is among an elite group of students from across the country competing to become national Merit Finalists.

SPORTS BRIEF

posted: 10/19/2011 5:08 a.m.

Basketball sign-up schedule.

Senior Spotlight: Lacy King

posted: 10/19/2011 5:07 a.m.

Profile of Lacy King.

SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 10/19/2011 5:05 a.m.

Fall Festival and candy drive The primary school is having a candy drive for their third annual Fall Festival which is from 5:30-7 p.m.

SIGN UP FOR ALERT TEXTS

posted: 10/19/2011 5:04 a.m.

In an effort to better serve the students, parents, staff and community, Pea Ridge School District is partnering with the City of Pea Ridge and Benton County Emergency Services to expand the school alert system, according to Keith Martin, Elementary School principal and safety manager.

MILITARY NEWS

posted: 10/19/2011 5:02 a.m.

Military news.

VFW CONTESTS

posted: 10/19/2011 5:01 a.m.

Upcoming VFW contest.

4H Clubs

posted: 10/19/2011 5 a.m.

News about 4-H Club.

Tuesday, October 18

Obituaries

posted: 10/18/2011 3:45 a.m.

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

Wednesday, October 12

Arch dedication

posted: 10/12/2011 11:09 a.m.

Flags were raised Saturday afternoon at Gateway City Park following a ceremony at the city picnic to dedicate the flag poles and arch.

Mules ‘fly,’ and balk, delighting crowd

posted: 10/12/2011 6:13 a.m.

Seven mules waited beside their owners. Each man prepared differently. Each eager to win the coveted silver belt buckle and the $1,000 cash prize.

‘Just do it’

posted: 10/12/2011 6:12 a.m.

For more than half a century, nearly two-thirds of their lives, Bill and Lida Schnitzer have served the tiny community of Gateway on the Arkansas /Missouri border.

It’s a family affair

posted: 10/12/2011 6:12 a.m.

He was only 10 the first time he came to the Pea Ridge Mule Jump, recalls John Higgins Jr., and he showed Buckwheat in 1989.

The Times: OBITUARIES

posted: 10/12/2011 6:08 a.m.

October 12, 2011

MULE JUMP 2011 WINNERS

posted: 10/12/2011 6:03 a.m.

HALTER CLASS, UNDER 51” 1st - Hurricane, Becky Menees, Scott City, Mo.

Recipe of the Week: Cheeseburger Meat Loaf

posted: 10/12/2011 5:53 a.m.

From the kitchen of Florence Poe The Poe Collection Cookbook

Lynch Pen: Stand up for your beliefs

posted: 10/12/2011 5:49 a.m.

There was an interesting event reported on the news recently — a number of people were apparently arrested for blocking traffic on the Brooklyn Bridge in New York City.

Now & Then: Value of items isn’t always monetary

posted: 10/12/2011 5:48 a.m.

We watch the Antique Roadshow pretty regularly at our house, and I enjoy seeing many of the items made years ago, noting that they are still valued by a great many people, both those who identify themselves as collectors, and those who use the items in every day life.

NEBCO: COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 10/12/2011 5:46 a.m.

Calendar and News of Area Events

Murder mystery uncovered in family history

posted: 10/12/2011 5:42 a.m.

There are several roads into Missouri from Pea Ridge, busy ones like Arkansas highways 265, 94 and 72 to U.S. Highway 62.

Library Notes: Library board is grateful for many volunteers

posted: 10/12/2011 5:41 a.m.

What a wonderful weekend for Pea Ridge — the homecoming parade on Friday afternoon, the football game on Friday night (Go Black Hawks), the Mule Jump on Saturday and, of course, the library book sale on Friday evening and all day Saturday.

Arkansas Watch: Reevaluating city sales taxes

posted: 10/12/2011 5:40 a.m.

There has been some debate lately about renewing city sales taxes. In Fayetteville for example, a one cent sales tax is up for renewal. The mayor is, like almost all politicians when faced with a potential revenue cut, predicting dire cuts to emergency services like police and fire if the tax is not renewed.

Ridger Sports: Character counts; Blackhawks gain power from Pioneer foul

posted: 10/12/2011 5:37 a.m.

It has been a tough row to hoe these past 10 conference games. Since their victory over Berryville in the season finale of 2009, the ‘Hawks have found winning conference games to be quite elusive, losing nine in a row before finally breaking through against Gentry last week.

Bones celebrate 50th anniversary

posted: 10/12/2011 5:35 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Johnny Bone Sr. will celebrate their 50th wedding anniversary from 5:30 p.m. to 8 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 18, at New Life Church, 836 N. Curtis Ave.

NEBCO: PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 10/12/2011 5:35 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 13

NEBCO: MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 10/12/2011 5:34 a.m.

October 12, 2011

Seniors honored

posted: 10/12/2011 5:33 a.m.

Senior Lady ’Hawks on the volleyball team were honored at senior night. Senior vollebyall players include captain Miranda Patrick, cocaptain Lacy King, Brandi Galvin and Rosia Couch. The girls won the contest Oct. 6 against Berryville at home.

Blackhawk comeback sinks Pioneers 25-21

posted: 10/12/2011 5:31 a.m.

In the annual Homecoming game, Blackhawk tailback Dayton Winn fought through a night of stomach pain that had head coach Tony Travis worried. However, Winn’s intestinal distress wasn’t nearly as bad as the stomach ache the junior back gave the Pioneers when his theft of a Gentry pass into the end zone flipped the tables on the guests and led to a 25-21 come from behind victory.

FROM STAFF REPORTS: Cross Country medals awarded to Blackhawks

posted: 10/12/2011 5:29 a.m.

Blackhawk cross country teams did not compete this week. The previous week, they did not earn trophies as a team, but several individual athletes received medals for finishing in the top 20,

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 10/12/2011 5:29 a.m.

40 Years Ago Oct. 14, 1971 Pea Ridge Graphic A 74-year old Garfield man, Russell H. Abil, lost his right arm due to an accident involving a tractor at his farm. Abil’s arm was reported to have become hung in a power take-off on the tractor, mangling the arm so badly that it was necessary for doctors to amputate it just below the elbow.

Judge not ...

posted: 10/12/2011 5:28 a.m.

Matthew 7:1-3 recounts Jesus as teaching, “Judge not, that you be not judged. For with the judgment you pronounce you will be judged, and the measure you give will be the measure you get.

NEBCO: CHURCH NEWS

posted: 10/12/2011 5:27 a.m.

Upcoming Church Happenings

NEBCO: POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE/EMS REPORTS

posted: 10/12/2011 5:26 a.m.

Incidents reported this week include:

PEA RIDGE: SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 10/12/2011 5:26 a.m.

Parent teacher conferences There will be no school Tuesday, Oct. 18, due to parent teacher conferences.

Senior Spotlight: Bo Rylee

posted: 10/12/2011 5:25 a.m.

Sport: Football

From the Counselor’s Corner: ACT can help

posted: 10/12/2011 5:24 a.m.

Continued from last week: There are specific things students can do during each year of high school to plan and prepare for college.

BEING AN AMERICAN ESSAY CONTEST

posted: 10/12/2011 5:24 a.m.

U.S. high school students and their teachers are invited to participate in the Bill of Rights Institute’s sixth annual Being an American Essay Contest.

NEBCO: LUNCH MENUS

posted: 10/12/2011 5:23 a.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Meet Your Faculty

posted: 10/12/2011 5:23 a.m.

Sue Terry

NEBCO: CLUB NEWS

posted: 10/12/2011 5:19 a.m.

Area Club Reports

Young ’Hawks 5/0

posted: 10/12/2011 5:17 a.m.

The Pea Ridge fourthgrade ’Hawks traveled to West Fork Saturday, Oct. 8, and fought the toughest game of the year.

MILITARY NEWS

posted: 10/12/2011 5:13 a.m.

Army None Lakashia D. Roney has graduated from Basic Combat Training at Fort Sill, Lawton, Okla.

VFW CONTESTS

posted: 10/12/2011 5:13 a.m.

Voice of Democracy Program

NEBCO: HEALTH DEPARTMENT INSPECTIONS

posted: 10/12/2011 5:04 a.m.

Information is from state Health Department records.

Cornerstone Pharmacy fills niche in Bella Vista

posted: 10/12/2011 12:13 a.m.

Flu season is approaching and according to the federal Centers for Disease Control, it is important to be immunized as soon as the vaccine is available to ward off an early outbreak.

Wednesday, October 5

Service lauded

posted: 10/05/2011 5:32 a.m.

The time was 1936. It was the end of the Great Depression and World War II had not yet begun.

Seligman Chamber won Rib Cook-off

posted: 10/05/2011 5:31 a.m.

Although a small crowd attended the 18th annual Northeast Benton County Turkey Shoot and Rib Cook-Off Saturday, those who attended had a great time, said Judy Linstruth, NEBCO administrative assistant.

Officer follows dad’s path, fulfills his dream

posted: 10/05/2011 5:30 a.m.

One of the newest police officers in town is living his dream.

Native plants are her passion

posted: 10/05/2011 5:15 a.m.

POWELL, Mo. — When you talk to Gwen Schroder of Shine Hollow Ranch, located near Powell, it will most likely be about the native plants she is so fond of and sells from her outdoor greenhouse.

The Times: OBITUARIES

posted: 10/05/2011 5:12 a.m.

October 5, 2011

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 10/05/2011 5:10 a.m.

FREE TO GOOD HOME, LOST AND FOUND ANIMALS

Arkansas Watch: Information about highways is misleading and contradictory

posted: 10/05/2011 5:09 a.m.

On Nov. 8, we will be asked to go to the polls and vote to give the Highway Commission authority to issue $575 billion dollars of additional public debt. I am very concerned at the lack of straight answers people have been getting, including reporters, from the people who are behind this debt plan.

The Times: Recipe of the Week

posted: 10/05/2011 5:08 a.m.

Recipe by Dorris Mounce of Shreveport, La., grandmother of Dorris Annette Beard

THE TIMES: LETTER TO THE EDITOR

posted: 10/05/2011 5:06 a.m.

Drop the politics in youth sports

’Til Next Time: Life is one big surprise

posted: 10/05/2011 5:05 a.m.

I ate in the hot lunch room with fourth-graders and, as always, the food was excellent. I’m always amazed at the cooks’ and helpers’ precision movements while feeding that many little people.

Now & Then: Hugh Webb’s long-enduring business celebrated

posted: 10/05/2011 5:04 a.m.

I notice in the newspaper that on Sept. 30, Webb’s Feed and Seed Store will celebrate 75 years in historic downtown Pea Ridge.

Linden’s Jewelry welcomes diamond cutter Linus Faber

posted: 10/05/2011 5:03 a.m.

Linus Faber, a classically trained master diamond cutter, has joined Linden’s Jewelry, making the Bella Vista jeweler the only store in Arkansas to have an in-house diamond cutter.

Shiloh escapes Blackhawks 38-34

posted: 10/05/2011 5:02 a.m.

Pea Ridge lightning strike offense ran through, over and around Shiloh defenses but came up short on the scoreboard as defending state champion Shiloh eked out a 38-34 win over the ’Hawks. T

’Hawks pluck Cardinals

posted: 10/05/2011 5:01 a.m.

The fourth-grade Blackhawks started the game fast Saturday against Farmington and never let up.

Young ’Hawks keep winning

posted: 10/05/2011 5:01 a.m.

Young Blackhawks in Pea Ridge fourth- through sixth-grades swept Farmington this past Saturday.

NEBCO: POLICE, SHERIFF, FIRE, EMS REPORTS

posted: 10/05/2011 4:56 a.m.

Incidents reported this week include:

NEBCO: HEALTH DEPARTMENT INSPECTIONS

posted: 10/05/2011 4:51 a.m.

Information is from state Health Department records. All reports are from regular food service food store inspections unless otherwise noted.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 10/05/2011 4:50 a.m.

40 Years Ago Oct. 7, 1971 Pea Ridge Graphic Miss Viola Miser, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Miser, won first place in the 4-H Club poultry judging at the Arkansas-Oklahoma District Fair in Fort Smith.

MULE JUMP RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 10/05/2011 4:49 a.m.

1984: First Fall Festival, Oct. 13, cars, boats, BBQ, games, and more 1985: PR Chamber of Commerce, “Fall Festival” name changed to 1st “Battlefield Day.” Nov.2, dog show, mule jump, craft fair.

FREE FLU SHOTS

posted: 10/05/2011 4:43 a.m.

Starting at 6 p.m. on Tuesday, Oct. 11, The VFW Post and Ladies Auxiliary 2925, along with the VA Hospital, will be giving free flu shots to veterans at their post, located at 1006 N. Thompson, Springdale.

NEBCO: MARRIAGE LICENSE

posted: 10/05/2011 4:43 a.m.

Sept. 26 Don Douglas McCasland, 45, Seligman, Mo., and Jodi Renee’ Stephens, 43, Washburn, Mo

NEBCO: PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 10/05/2011 4:42 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 6 10:00 a.m. — Benton County Conservation District, USDA Service Center, Bentonville. For more information contact Gail Sparks at 273-2622 ext. 3.

NEBCO: COMMUNITY CALENDAR and NEWS

posted: 10/05/2011 4:42 a.m.

Area Upcoming Event News

Library Notes: Book sale in future library building

posted: 10/05/2011 4:39 a.m.

I am happy to be able to tell you that due to the hard work of a lot of people, the library book sale will be held in the future home of the library. We were able to utilize the services of three men from the Benton County Jail for two days.

Pastor’s Corner: Don’t live in shadow of regrets

posted: 10/05/2011 4:38 a.m.

I can put up with a lot of things. I can live with a truck that may not run just right; a refrigerator that’s a little scarce on food, folks that complain too much, a house that’s drafty in the winter.

Pressgroves celebrate 65th anniversary

posted: 10/05/2011 4:37 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. T.L. Pressgrove of Pea Ridge, are celebrating their 65th anniversary with a family celebration.

THE TIMES: CHURCH NEWS

posted: 10/05/2011 4:35 a.m.

Area Church Happenings

Ridger Sports: Blackhawks garnered unfathomable yards

posted: 10/05/2011 4:31 a.m.

568 yards?!? As I edge ever closer to my 60th birthday next year, I can look back on the hundreds of football games I have seen personally seen, many of which I attended as a sports writer for one school or another.

Senior Spotlight

posted: 10/05/2011 4:29 a.m.

Sport: Basketball

Meet Your Faculty

posted: 10/05/2011 4:27 a.m.

Lisa Abraham

From the Counselor’s Corner: Get ready for college early

posted: 10/05/2011 4:26 a.m.

College planning checklists — There are specific things students can do during each year of high school to plan and prepare for college.

NEBCO: SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 10/05/2011 4:24 a.m.

Book fairs coming

NEBCO: SCHOOL LUNCH MENUS

posted: 10/05/2011 4:23 a.m.

PEA RIDGE AND GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS

Pea Ridge Homecoming Court 2011

posted: 10/05/2011 4:22 a.m.

Heather Houy, 17, the daughter of Jerry and Jan Houy, has two siblings. She has lived in Pea Ridge for six years.

Homecoming events

posted: 10/05/2011 4:13 a.m.

SPIRIT WEEK DAYS ARE:

Working Together

posted: 10/05/2011 4:07 a.m.

I would like to start by saying “Thank you” to you all who come to watch, and those who come to participate, in our 23rd annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump. This event is a piece of heritage to this city.

Welcome to Pea Ridge and the 23rd annual Mule Jump

posted: 10/05/2011 4:05 a.m.

We have a great day planned with many events including barrel races, boot races, pole bending and flag races, along with the jumping. We are sure you will be entertained by the mules and their riders.

Mules - long useful to man

posted: 10/05/2011 4:03 a.m.

The mule is the offspring resulting from the mating of a jack and a mare. This animal has been employed for many purposes over the years.

MULE JUMP VENDORS

posted: 10/05/2011 4:02 a.m.

Vendors: Profit and Non-profit

PEA RIDGE MULE JUMP

posted: 10/05/2011 4:01 a.m.

Pea Ridge, Ark., is in Benton County, the most northwestern county in Arkansas just six miles south of Missouri.

MULE JUMP SPONSORS

posted: 10/05/2011 3:59 a.m.

• Webb’s Feed and Seed Inc. — Class Sponsor $65 Collier Drug Stores, Inc. — Class Sponsor $130

NEGEL HALL MEMORIAL AWARD

posted: 10/05/2011 3:52 a.m.

Col. Negel Hall was one of the originators of the first mule jump in Pea Ridge. Over the years, he served as master of ceremonies, emeritus and honorary mule jump chairman besides entering his mules in the contests.

MULE JUMP WINNERS

posted: 10/05/2011 3:51 a.m.

1989 FIRST MULE JUMP Under 51” 1st - Dolly, Jeff Wiltgen, Garfield 2nd - Bucky, Jim Martin, Barnsdall, Okla.

Tuesday, October 4

Go Blackhawk

posted: 10/04/2011 10:28 p.m.

Blackhawk Schedule