News 2011 September

Stories for September 2011

Thursday, September 29

October events taking place in the Ozarks

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Area Fall Events Briefs

Wednesday, September 28

Models preparing 'fur' fashion show

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Fashions and Fur will be flying at the annual style show sponsored by the Bella Vista Animal Shelter.

City wrangles over sign ordinance

posted: 09/28/2011 5:19 a.m.

Facing fines for being out of compliance on ammonia limits, the Pea Ridge Wastewater Department has received a permit renewal while working on a remedial plan for ammonia treatment, Mike Mathis, president of Mathis, Carter and Associates Engineers, told City Council members.

Easley selected to council seat

posted: 09/28/2011 5:18 a.m.

Pea Ridge native Ray Easley was selected to fill the one-year vacancy of a City Council seat created when Jack Kelly moved out of the city limits.

School bonds to be refunded

posted: 09/28/2011 5:17 a.m.

Refunding bonds which were to mature Feb. 1, 2013, to 2034, inclusively, will save the Pea Ridge School District $178,220.83 over the life of the bond issue. That is 7.91 percent less than payments would have been on the Feb. 1, 2005, issue, according to Dan Lovelady with Beardsley Public Finance.

Guidelines considered for facility

posted: 09/28/2011 5:17 a.m.

Who gets to use the new multipurpose facility?

Lynch Pen: Looking into government deals

posted: 09/28/2011 5:15 a.m.

The thing called “investigative journalism” is alive and well if you have been following the activities at the University of Central Arkansas as reported in the Arkansas Democrat Gazette.


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Where do we begin? To the community: It all started back in August when a group of friends, family and former classmates and even people who had never met Marcus got together at the home of one of his former teachers.

Recipe of the Week: Spiced Apple Carrot Cake

posted: 09/28/2011 5:12 a.m.

From kitchen of Nancy Schisler, Springdale

Webb’s honored for 75 years in business

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Fred and Mabel McKinney will be honored with a drop-in reception from 2-5 p.m. Friday, Sept. 30, for 75 years in business.


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Thursday, Sept. 29 6 p.m. — Garfield Planning Board, Garfield Town Hall

Lions outlast ’Hawks 42-28

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Pea Ridge got behind early in their battle with the state’s No. 3-ranked homecoming-celebrating Gravette Lions but fought back to make the game respectable in the district opener for both teams. The Blackhawks came from being down 20 points to outscore their hosts 28-22 for the game’s final 34 minutes.

Ridger Sports: The end of an era?

posted: 09/28/2011 5 a.m.

This Friday night might mark the end of an era when Shiloh comes calling for the last time in football.

Blackhawk Cross Country takes 2nd

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Blackhawk junior cross-country athletes took second in the cross-country meet Saturday, Sept. 24, Siloam Springs.

Go Blackhawks

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Library Notes: Many books for sale at library

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I took a couple of days off last week so I could spend time with my son, daughter-in-law and grandchildren. What a wonderful birthday present for this old lady! Now I really need another few days off to rest! Wish I had just some of their energy.

Young ’Hawks beat Shiloh

posted: 09/28/2011 4:51 a.m.

The Pea Ridge fourth-grade football team won their game Saturday against Shiloh 20-0 to start the year off going 3-0.

Now & Then: Skills & occupations that have fired my interests

posted: 09/28/2011 4:50 a.m.

Several years ago I heard someone say, “I’m a jack of all trades, and a master of none!” I have appreciation for that saying; it fits my picture of me.

Guest Column: Small church closed doors to writer’s chagrine

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Continued from The Times Sept. 21 But, despite its limited membership, fellowship of members and support of the church community never seemed to waiver.

Pastor’s Corner: God’s GPS is good

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In the middle of August my wife and I took a trip.


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Local Church Events

Pea Ridge: Senior Spotlight

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Ethan Higgins


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40 Years Ago Sept. 30, 1971 Pea Ridge Graphic The mysterious death of seven head of cattle found in a lush green valley southeast of town touched off a furor in the community. The sanitation landfill serving Rogers is located above the head of the hollow in which the dead cattle were found.

A dream come true

posted: 09/28/2011 4:45 a.m.

“Who would have ever thought Pea Ridge would have something like this?” both Tim and Sharon Wood said Saturday. The Woods, both 1961 graduates of Pea Ridge High School, were touring the new multi-purpose facility during the open house.


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Area Community Meeting and Events


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Incidents reported this week include:

Fosters fete silver anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Stanley Foster, of Pea Ridge, are celebrating 25 years of marriage. Julie Parsons and Stanley Foster were married Oct. 4, 1986, at Twelve Corners Baptist Church, in Garfield.

High-quality home building and renovation

posted: 09/28/2011 4:32 a.m.

David and Angela Goodman know that homeowner involvement is the best way to ensure satisfaction where home building and remodeling are concerned.

Pressgroves celebrate 65th anniversary

posted: 09/28/2011 4:31 a.m.

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

Students score and earn in AP

posted: 09/28/2011 4:31 a.m.

Scoring well on advanced placement classes in math and science was financially — as well as educationally — profitable for several students at Pea Ridge High School.

Notes From the Nurse: School schedules flu vaccine clinic for pupils

posted: 09/28/2011 4:29 a.m.

The seasonal flu clinic for Pea Ridge District students will be on Wednesday, Oct. 12, in the Pea Ridge Primary School Gym. This is voluntary, so for any students that wish to participate, parents must return the vaccination forms to school as soon as possible.

Harris takes 2nd

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Stephanie Harris, a fourth-grade student at Pea Ridge Intermediate, placed second in weapons and third in sparring at the Kansas City Tae Kwon Do Tournament. She is the daughter of Steve and Nicole Harris of Pea Ridge.

Meet Your Faculty

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Lafe Caton


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Family reading night set The first family reading night, for intermediate school families, will be from 6-7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 6, at Pea Ridge Intermediate School.


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VFW Voice of Democracy Program The theme for this year’s Voice of Democracy Program is, “Is there pride in serving in our military?” This is open to students grades 9-12. Students compete by writing and recording a broadcast script.

Tuesday, September 27

Corn maze commemorates 150th anniversary of Civil War

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Is your family looking for a fun destination to spend the day?

Let's fill the boxes for the troops

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Everybody who is reading this should be patting themselves on the back right now.

Fall color reports available on

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Most of us enjoy the arrival of fall and cooler weather.

Cave Springs Days coming

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“Home Sweet Home” is the theme of Cave Springs Days 2011.

Write to Santa

posted: 09/27/2011 11:57 p.m.

Back by popular demand for the fifth year, the Bella Vista Library will send personalized letters from Santa to your children or grandchildren — or that special someone of any age — this holiday season.

A Hard but Deserved Success

posted: 09/27/2011 11:57 p.m.

Duan Xiang Chen & Na Ru Chen, the owners of Chen’s Garden, located in town center of Bella Vista, have enjoyed a staggering amount of accolades from their customers during their 9th culinary career. Opened the Chen’s Garden in 2002 without any restaurant experience, they worked about 14-16 hours per day to polished their culinary skill where learnt from their family, learnt English and local customers’ diet habit, perfected their menu, and then built quite a loyal following. Now Chen’s Garden has become a famous haunt for citizens in this town and visitors to Bella Vista.

Corn mazes and more offer fall fun in northwest Arkansas

posted: 09/27/2011 11:57 p.m.

Plenty of a-maze-ing fun can be found in northwest Arkansas at Farmland Adventures in Springdale, Huck’s Corn Maze in Lowell and Ozark Corn Maze in Cave Springs.

Booths available at holiday bazaar

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The Bella Vista Property Owners Association is preparing to host its annual Christmas Bazaar, and organizers are expecting a bigger turnout than in previous years.

Deck the halls with a Christmas wreath

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When the Festival of Trees started in 2008, organizers wanted to add something indoors, Sylvia Camacho-Green of the Bella Vista Property Owners Association said.

Festival of Trees brings changes in 2011

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This year’s Festival of Trees will take on a new look, primarily that of an event held indoors for the first time in the five years of the event’s history.

Trunk or Treat a popular event for kids of all ages

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The following Trunk or Treat events will be held in the city.

Mule jumpin’ an integral part of ’coon hunting

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The 22nd annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump is expected to be attended by thousands of people, but it began as an aside to earlier fall festivals.


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Food vendors at the Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival will offer a myriad of taste-bud-tempting selections for breakfast, lunch, dinner and, of course, snacks.

Spooktacular coming to a library near you

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Witches, goblins and ghouls, get ready for some Halloween fun at this year’s Spooktacular carnival.

Goat pasture will soon be craft-show venue

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The goats that normally graze a piece of land along County Road 40 will not be present for four days in October so that the fifth annual Spanker Creek Farm Arts & Craft Show can be held.

All are invited to Oktoberfest

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Do the polka and chow down on some brats Saturday, Oct. 8, at an Oktoberfest celebration sponsored by the Friends of the Bella Vista Library.

Ladies and gentlemen: 'Start your Dachshunds'

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In it’s five-year history, one local event has developed a huge following. And some of the followers come armed with leashes, treats and pooper scoopers.

2011: A mix of old and new

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This year’s Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival will include both old and new faces selling their wares.

Tens of thousands expected to attend the fair this year

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Forty-two years and counting. That’s how long the Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival has been in existence.

Welcome to the 43rd annual Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Fair

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Why does time speed by so quickly as we grow older ? This is when it should slow down. It seemed to me that growing up in Minnesota, I waited for 50 years to turn 21, and now the years fly by. The ramblings of the aged … It seems as though I just started as director of the Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival, even though this is my third year. We have changed a lot and tried new things — and some even worked.

Wednesday, September 21

Indoor turf field ready

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Years of dreaming and planning culminated this week for the Blackhawks with the ribbon cutting Saturday of the new multipurpose facility providing a place for all athletes to practice, dress and work out.

Quilting ‘shop hop’ interrupted by wreck

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They found Linda L. Griffin on the passenger’s side of the vehicle and stayed with her. Tanya Dumond, of Rogers, was northbound on Arkansas Highway 94 when she saw the SUV miss the curve and travel across the roadway, into the grass, down into a ditch and fly above a driveway, then land. She got out to offer assistance and stayed with the driver until ambulance personnel arrived.

Youths causing trouble

posted: 09/21/2011 2:21 p.m.

Boys will be boys, but when it hurts someone or causes damage, it’s not play.

Nelson dies Monday

posted: 09/21/2011 2:20 p.m.

Marcus Nelson, 25, died Monday morning. Nelson was in Baptist Health Medical Center, Little Rock, waiting for a heart transplant. Fundraising efforts have been underway by a local group of residents organized as Friends of Marcus to help pay for a HeartMate heart pump.


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September 21, 2011

Moore is recovering

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Despite her personal pain, teacher Marcia Moore was worried about her young students.


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’Til Next Time: What would you do differently?

posted: 09/21/2011 2:08 p.m.

One of my favorite columnists wrote a list of things he would do over if he had a chance. I scanned it, like a lot of my reading. Then I backed up and reread the article and then read it word by word, breaking it down to find out what he was saying. He was sticking to general things but a few days later, still with that column in mind, I started my own list of things that I would do differently if I had a chance.

Guest Column: Is America ready to‘wrap it up ?’

posted: 09/21/2011 2:07 p.m.

It wasn’t that many years ago that politicians of both major parties often wrapped themselves in the American flag while in campaign mode, professing themselves be to both patriotic and eager to defend the Constitution and serve the will of the people.

Arkansas Watch: Say ‘NO’ to highway debt plan

posted: 09/21/2011 2:05 p.m.

While the Arkansas Highway Commission insists that it needs voters to approve a $575 million debt issue this November for badly needed road maintenance, records show it has been anything but frugal with existing road monies. They just announced $1.8 million dollars in awards to various applicants to be used for “recreational trails.”

Now & Then: What do you want to be when you grow up?

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At one time if someone had asked me what I wanted to be when I grow up, I might have answered, “almost everything.” I’ve always had many interests, and much of that has remained throughout my life. The only thing is, if you are going to do something, you can’t do everything. That is the reality that constantly confronts someone like me.

Guest Column: Sugar Creek Baptist Church had long history

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Human memory is amazing, the ability to instantly recall information at will and the equally wonderful ability to be reminded of a thought, emotion or event based on some form of outside stimulus, like a smell or an object or a sound. For me, hearing hymns like “Power in the Blood” or “The Old Rugged Cross” without fail take me back 26 years to when I was a boy sitting beside my mother in a pew at Sugar Creek Baptist Church.


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Calendar and News of Upcoming Events


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Monday, SEPT. 6 — CREEKS


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40 Years Ago Sept. 23, 1971 Pea Ridge Graphic Pea Ridge’s first supermarket, Phillips Food Center, was set to open for business Sept. 27 on Arkansas Highway 94 immediately north of the Bank of Pea Ridge.

Sponsors needed for annual Mule Jump

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The 23rd annual Mule Jump is set for Saturday, Oct. 8. Thousands of people attend the event every year.

Hamilton has grand champion pullets

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Jim Rieff, auctioneer and friend of 4-H, plied his skills at the recent 4-H Pullet Show held at the Benton County Fairgrounds. The 125 individuals attending easily noted his personal interest to ensure the 39 4-H member participants received the maximum financial incentive for their project efforts.

Webb celebrates diamond anniversary

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Hugh Webb opened Webb’s Electric Hatchery and Feed in 1936.

Falkensteins celebrate silver anniversary

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Mr. and Mrs. Raymond Falkenstein, of Pea Ridge, will celebrate their 25th wedding anniversary with a trip to Las Vegas, Nev.

The Times: Recipe of the Week

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From the kitchen of Florence Poe, Garfield, Ark.

Library Notes: Help needed at Pea Ridge Library

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This may well constitute the shortest column ever written from our library.

Pirates bounce ’Hawks 28-13

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Two bouncing balls aided Greenland in bouncing Pea Ridge from the ranks of the unbeaten as Greenland defeated the ’Hawks 28-13 in the final non-conference of the season.

Ridger Sports: This loss was just a bump in the road

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Friday’s loss at home ended the ’Hawks’ twogame winning streak and finished the reversal of 2010. Pea Ridge earlier defeated Elkins and Green Forest before losing to Greenland.


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Sept. 10 Blackhawks vs. Prairie Grove at Pea Ridge 4th-grade 24/0 5th-grade 26/12 6th-grade 22/0 Sept.17 Blackhawks vs. Lincoln at Lincoln 4th-grade 24/0 5th-grade 0/8 6th-grade 34/0

Go Blackhawk

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Scoreboard and Stats


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Mini-cheer clinic slated and other news.


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Judge John A. Skaggs, presiding Richard S. Hardwicke, prosecuting attorney Sept. 13, 2011


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City and County Numbers


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Incidents reported this week include:


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Local Couples File


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Next Week


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Local Clubs Report

Senior Spotlight: Jordan Winn

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Sport: Basketball and softball Position: Every position and pitcher

SCHOOL NEWS: AP ceremony set

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AP Students who qualified on any AP exam last year will be recognized in a ceremony at 12 p.m. Monday, Sept. 26, in the high school gymnasium. Monetary awards will be given at that time. For information, call the high school at 451-8182.

Meet Your Faculty: Randi Jo Hutchison-Kelso

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Position: guidance counselor PRHS


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MT. VERNON, Indiana — This poetry contest is free to enter and open to poets of any age. Fifty prizes totaling more than $5,000 will be awarded, and a $1,000 grand prize is being offered to the last poet standing in the contest.


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Area Semifinalist Pea Ridge High School senior Katelyn M. Hudson is one of the semifinalists in contention with more than 40 northwest Arkansas high school seniors in the competition for National Merit Scholarships.


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President’s and Dean’s List


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Pastor’s Corner: Can God use us?

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The Holy Bible is full of wonderful stories starting in Genesis with creation and ending in Revelation with the creation of a new Heaven and a new earth which ultimately fulfills God’s plan of salvation for humanity. In between the covers of the Bible are tales that are incredible.


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Area Happenings

Wednesday, September 14

Students honor 9/11 victims

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Quiet. Sober. Respectful. High school students who were 6- to 8-years-old a decade ago knelt Monday to place flags in honor of those who lost their lives when the Twin Towers fell Sept. 11, 2001.

Thomas pleads not guilty

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Danny Thomas pleaded not guilty Monday in an arraignment in Newton County Division of Circuit Court. He is charged with first degree murder for the Tuesday, July 26, shooting death of Darrell Bone.

Teachers get 3-percent pay hike

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Working together, school and city personnel discussed various measures to improve response to emergency situations at the regular School Board meeting Monday night.

City Council considers signs

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The city’s Water/Wastewater Department is on the agenda for the City Council meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday. Mike Mathis, engineer with Mathis, Carter & Associates, will be present.


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September 14, 2011


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The 18th annual NEBCO Fire/EMS Turkey Shoot and Rib Cook-Off is Saturday, Oct. 1, in and around NEBCO Fire Station No. 1 and Community Center, U.S. Hwy. 62 and S. Wimpy Jones Road, Garfield.

Fall clean-up

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The annual fall clean-up is scheduled for 7 a.m.-7 p.m. Tuesday-Friday, Sept. 13-16, and 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 17. Dumpsters will be located at the city property behind the former Pea Ridge Flea Market. For information, call 451-8654 or 451-1122.

Recipe of the Week: Robbie Gastineau’s Corn Salad

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From the Kitchen of Winona Woods, Pea Ridge 2008 Library of Treasures Cookbook

Arkansas Watch: Vote‘no’ to highway debt

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On Tuesday, Nov. 8, Arkansans will be asked to go to the polls and give the State Highway Commission permission to load about $575 million dollars of additional debt onto the backs of Arkansas taxpayers.

Lynch Pen: There is no truly ‘free’ lunch

posted: 09/14/2011 1:37 a.m.

Does anyone really believe you can get something for nothing? There is no “free lunch.” The question that always goes unanswered is who actually pays for it. And the well publicized situation at UCA (University of Central Arkansas) should be an eye-opener to every citizen of the United States.

Library Notes: Cookbook signing for Florence Poe well attended

posted: 09/14/2011 1:36 a.m.

There were many exciting things happening at the library last week. There were lots of visitors — some inquiring about library cards, others using the computer and many checking out books. We even had a couple of people offere to volunteer at the new building. Thank you very much.


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Look at legal papers To the Editor, My sister and I had just come from the lawyer’s office the other day, and she asked me if I knew why the lawyers always used old English on their legal documents.

Now & Then: The downtown Pea Ridge I first remember

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I’m realizing even before I write that I won’t be able to do a snapshot of Pea Ridge in any certain year, so this will range from about 1944 to 1948. In 1944, during World War II, many of our men from Pea Ridge were serving in the military services. It was not uncommon back then to see soldiers in uniform on the streets or gathered at the gas station.


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News of Upcoming Community Happenings

Caregiver registry adapts to clients needs

posted: 09/14/2011 1:31 a.m.

As a caregiver registry, Superior Senior Care exhibits flexibility with scheduling that agencies or nursing homes aren’t able to offer. By offering consumer directed care, the registry partners clients with caregivers that fit the individual’s needs and income.

In His Study: Credentials authenticated

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To know the truth, but not be allowed to speak it — all I could do was wait!


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40 Years Ago Sept. 16, 1971 Pea Ridge Graphic Pea Ridge school students were given a one-day holiday to attend the Benton County Fair in Bentonville.


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Local Church Happenings


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Incidents reported this week include:


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Friday, Sept. 16 10 a.m. — Benton County Election Commission, Election Commission office, 105 SE Executive Drive, Suite 1, Bentonville


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Christopher Lee Doran, 39, and Kacey Lee Alsip, 28, both of Pea Ridge]

’Hawks blow past Green Forest 20-14

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After struggling mightily in falling behind the visiting Green Forest Tigers by two touchdowns in first half action, the Pea Ridge Blackhawks ran quickly back into the stadium following intermission and kept on running to blow past their longtime rivals 20-14.


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Local News

Junior Blackhawks win second game in a row

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The Junior ’Hawks kept alive their perfect season with a stirring last second win over Green Forest at home last week.

Ridger Sports: The end of the beginning

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After a series of setbacks and disasters suffered by Great Britain in the early stages of the World War II, the British began to right their ship and successfully turned back a Nazi invasion.

Go Blackhawk

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Sr. ’Hawks’ stats

Senior Spotlight

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Ricardo Schneider Sport: Football, basketball and track

Garfield Elementary has a new face

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There has been an exciting start at Garfield Elementary this fall with the new principal, Mr.

SCHOOL NEWS: Parent Breakfast

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A freshman Parent Breakfast is set for 7 a.m. Thursday, Sept.15, in Pea Ridge High School media center. All parents of freshmen are invited.


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Rainbow Poets MT. VERNON, Ind. — This poetry contest is free to enter and and open to poets of any age. Fifty prizes totaling more than $5,000 will be awarded and a $1,000 grand prize is being offered to the last poet standing in the contest.


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Tuesday, September 13

Meet Your Faculty

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Position: Registrar/attendance clerk

Wednesday, September 7

Probable cause cited for murder

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Danny Thomas was scheduled to appear in court in Neosho Tuesday afternoon for a probable cause hearing in the Tuesday, July 26, shooting death of Darrell Bone.

Computer chip helps locate pets

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It was nearly dawn when the storm broke out.


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September 7, 2011

Many join hands to help Marcus

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Many people have joined the fund-raising efforts to help Marcus Nelson, 25, of Pea Ridge.

City-wide sale set

posted: 09/07/2011 8:02 p.m.

Enjoying the small community flavor in Pea Ridge, Gina Easterling is once again coordinating a city-wide yard sale encouraging all her neighbors to host a sale on Saturday, Sept. 10.

Men attack Keen

posted: 09/07/2011 8:01 p.m.

An Avoca man claims he was stabbed during a home invasion on Wednesday, Aug. 31, according to the Benton County Sheriff’s Office. At 8:56 p.m., Ronald Keen, 36, of 10513 Lyndon Place, called 911 and told Benton County Central Communication dispatchers that he had been the victim of a home invasion. Authorities said Keen told dispatchers he heard a knock on the door and when he answered it, he was attacked by three men — two of them holding knives.

Circus coming to town

posted: 09/07/2011 8:01 p.m.

Thanks to the sponsorship of The Pea Ridge Optimist & Pea Ridge Lions, Culpepper & Merriweather Circus, the circus is coming to Pea Ridge Thursday, Sept. 15. There will be two shows — at 5 p.m. and 7:30 p.m. — on the Pea Ridge High School grounds.


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’Til Next Time: Let’s go see the circus

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Few things make a woman crankier than having to change to a new purse. Mine had spent a lot of time on the floor board of the pickup and on bleachers at ball games. There had to be certain sized pockets on the outside and divisions inside. Telephones, glass cases, car keys, check books, etc. All need set places. The ones I’d looked at are $30 to $40.

Lynch Pen: Investing in America’s future

posted: 09/07/2011 7:57 p.m.

If the recent earthquake that shook the East coast was not really an earthquake but was our nation’s founders turning over in their graves, the more recent hurricane (Irene) must have been their tears being shed over our country’s lack of leadership.

Arkansas Watch: A spade/debt by any other name is still a spade/new debt

posted: 09/07/2011 7:53 p.m.

The establishment media in this state and the heads of both establishment political parties have again joined forces in a stirring display of bipartisanship (which is a very different thing than nonpartisanship) in order that government of the bankers, by the bankers and for the bankers shall not perish from Arkansas’ earth!


posted: 09/07/2011 7:53 p.m.

Grannies are grateful

Recipe of the Week: Bar-B-Que Meatballs

posted: 09/07/2011 7:52 p.m.

2008 Cook’s Library o f Treasures Cookbook Florence Poe, Garfield, Ark.

Now & Then: Remember when ‘town center’ was way south?

posted: 09/07/2011 7:50 p.m.

We lived away from Pea Ridge for many years, from 1962 until 2002, and it is pretty amazing to compare the Pea Ridge of the earlier years to the Pea Ridge of today. I commonly think of town center Pea Ridge today as being the intersection of Arkansas Highways 94 and 72, the Curtis Avenue/Lee Town Road intersection.


posted: 09/07/2011 7:47 p.m.

Monday, Sept. 12 6 p.m. — Pea Ridge School Board,

Neeses celebrate 30th anniversary

posted: 09/07/2011 7:46 p.m.

Mr. and Mrs. David M. Nees, of Garfield, will celebrate their 30th wedding anniversary with a seven day Caribbean Cruise.


posted: 09/07/2011 7:46 p.m.

40 Years Ago Sept. 9, 1971 Pea Ridge Graphic The Chamber of Commerce sponsored a teachers appreciation breakfast; it was attended by about 75 people. John Knox, chamber president, served as the master of ceremonies.

Pastor’s Corner: Welcome back!

posted: 09/07/2011 7:44 p.m.

In church life this is a very good time of year.


posted: 09/07/2011 7:44 p.m.

Area Church Happenings


posted: 09/07/2011 7:42 p.m.

Incidents reported this week include:


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Area Happenings


posted: 09/07/2011 7:39 p.m.

Special events 34th Ozark Quilt Fair — Entries are still being accepted for the 34th Ozark Quilt Fair, 10 a.m. - 2 p.m.


posted: 09/07/2011 7:38 p.m.

Judge John A Skaggs, presiding Richard S. Hardwicke, prosecuting attorney Aug. 23, 2011

Ridger Sports: Just 19 points twice!

posted: 09/07/2011 7:37 p.m.

The biggest upset game of last week’s opening of the football season was perhaps Shiloh’s 36-17 loss to Heber Springs last Thursday in Razorback Stadium on the campus of the University of Arkansas.

Blackhawks run down Elks 14-6

posted: 09/07/2011 7:36 p.m.

Pea Ridge overcame a couple of “déjà vu” experiences from 2010 to forge a new stance in 2010 as the ’Hawks rode the legs of Dayton Winn to post a 14-6 upset of the Elkins Elks on the road last Friday. The junior tailback piled up 207 yards on 26 carries as he logged both touchdowns in the Blackhawks comeback win.


posted: 09/07/2011 7:35 p.m.

Jason Paul Villines, 28, and Jennifer Lynn Smith, 23, both of Pea Ridge

Meet Your Faculty

posted: 09/07/2011 7:35 p.m.

Danielle Rose


posted: 09/07/2011 7:35 p.m.

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


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posted: 09/07/2011 7:33 p.m.

Baseball awards ceremony set


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List of Dates to Remember


posted: 09/07/2011 7:30 p.m.

University of Central Arkansas


posted: 09/07/2011 7:29 p.m.


Go Blackhawks

posted: 09/07/2011 7:28 p.m.

Recent Game results


posted: 09/07/2011 7:26 p.m.

Exhibitor Organization 4-H Club/FFA Chptr Price Buyer

Baby Boomer population sets trends in new hearing technology

posted: 09/07/2011 7:25 p.m.

The use of digital technology in hearing aid devices began in 1987 and fi zzled fast with bulky equipment and high battery drainage. In the last few years, ground-breaking advancements has made digital hearing aids an explosive market, as reported by the American Speech-Language-Hearing Association.