News 2012 August

Stories for August 2012

Wednesday, August 29

RECOLLECTIONS

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40 Years Ago Thursday, Aug. 24, 1972 Pea Ridge Graphic Haskell Allen Walker, 70, a former mayor of Pea Ridge, died early Friday, Aug. 18, 1972.

Community spirit thrives in Pea Ridge

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Hammers will resound at three residences in town on Saturday, Sept. 8, as volunteers working with Rebuilding Together converge on three homes selected for renovation.

Sewer rate increase delayed

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A special City Council meeting was set for 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 28, to repeal the ordinance raising sewer rates as public notice had not been properly advertised for the public hearing as required before the rates were raised.

Career coaching offered to PRHS students

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Applications for a new career coaching program will be sent home Tuesday, Sept. 4, with students who attend Pea Ridge High School. Parental consent is required for students to participate in the program.

Now & Then: Living off the land and doing pretty well

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It is probably hard for most of us today to imagine life before the Industrial Revolution and before the rise of mechanized agriculture. What strikes me about that is that those huge changes took place not very long ago, at least if you are willing to allow that 130 years ago or 150 years ago is not really very long ago.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Granny’s is grateful

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Granny’s is grateful Granny’s Quilts of Love would like to extend a great big THANK YOU to all the vendors and other contributors for donating so many wonderful items for the auction held Saturday, Aug. 25, at the Pea Ridge High School.

Guest Column: Is it considered collecting or hoarding?

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When does collecting become hoarding?

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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Saturday, Sept. 1 10 a.m. - 4 p.m. — Pea Ridge Museum open, N. Curtis Ave.

CLUB NEWS

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Sugar Creek Chapter of the Ozark Society After a 10-year hiatus, the Sugar Creek Chapter of the Ozark Society will once again present monthly programs of environmental interest which are open to the general public.

MCGEE: Razorbacks may surprise all

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Huntsville suffers from the fact that their students are scattered over thousands of acres leaving them with the problem of getting a lot of boys out. The Eagles were 1-9 last year although they do have most of their team back. Farmington lost most of the starters that went all the way to the state semifinals while posting an 11-3 record. While the backfield will be inexperienced they do have a big line and that should be enough for a win.

Blackhawks improve flight

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Pea Ridge running back Dayton Winn is bigger and faster but that is not the main reason the Blackhawks senior could have an even more productive season. Last year, Winn rushed for over 1,500 yards, but as the Blackhawks’ top offensive threat he was often the main focus of opposing defenses.

35TH OZARK QUILT FAIR

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Entries are still being accepted for the 35th Ozark Quilt Fair, set for 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 8, at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Quilters and quilt lovers are invited to display new and antique quilts for show and sale on the museum grounds. The cost is $10 per exhibitor, which includes a sack lunch. Cash prize Viewer’s Choice awards will be given for first, second, and third place winners in both new and antique quilt categories. The entry deadline is Wednesday, Sept. 5.

SHILOH HAPPENINGS

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Life of Local Timber Baron Independent researcher Tom Duggan will discuss the life of timber magnate and land speculator Roscoe C. Hobbs at noon Wednesday, Sept. 19 at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History. Born in Bentonville in 1881, Hobbs made his fortune in the harvest of timber and the manufacturing of railroad ties. Much of the timber came from 12,500 acres Hobbs owned east of Rogers. Today that land is the Hobbs State Park-Conservation Area near Rogers.

JOIN THE ARBOR DAY FOUNDATION

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Everyone from Arkansas who joins the Arbor Day Foundation in September will receive 10 free trees as part of the Foundation’s Trees for America program.

Out of My Mind: It will all be worth it in the end

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For many years I wrote a column entitled Out of Mind for the Benton County Daily Democrat (which became the Benton County Daily Record in 1988). The title was intended to be a double entendre — meaning both whatever comes “out of my mind” or that I was going “out of my mind” because I had four children 4 years of age and younger.

’Til Next Time: Things change, but stay the same

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As I sat on the bleachers at the football Pride Night, I thought of Allen playing there in 1971, trying to learn a new school, coaches, plays and playing with kids he’d never seen before. The players dressed for the game at the high school and were bused to the field.

In His Study: New is not always better

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“Whoever pursues righteousness and kindness will find life and honor.” Proverbs 21:21 NRSV One of my gifts in a previous Christmas was a calendar depicting the many cameras down through the years. Some of the early models were simple box designs, fully manual with nothing automatic. Yet the prints they delivered were remarkable. As I have digitized these rare prints I have discovered the remarkable clarity and detail they were able to achieve.

AREA EVENTS

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Dance to Roaring River Band CASSVILLE, Mo. — The Cassville dance is from 7 - 10 p.m. Sept. 1, 2012, at the Cassville Senior Center at 1111 Fair Street, Cassville, Mo. We will feature the Roaring River Sounds Band; there is a $4 cover charge at the door. All proceeds benefit the Senior Center. Finger foods are welcomed For information, call 417-847-4510 or 417-847-0131.

OBITUARIES

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Marilyn Ann Borcherts Marilyn Ann Borcherts, 77, of Siloam Springs, Ark., died Aug. 26, 2012, at her home.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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City-wide yard sale A city-wide yard sale is scheduled for Saturday, Sept. 8. Residents of Pea Ridge are invited to have a yard sale. It will be advertised to begin at 7 a.m. Pea Ridge fall clean-up The annual fall cleanup is scheduled for 7 a.m. - 7 p.m. Thursday, Sept. 13, through Friday, Sept. 14, and 7 a.m. - 5 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15. Dumpsters will be located at the city property behind the former hardware store. All participants need to bring proof of identification and proof of city residency (i.e. current paid water bill). There will be a maximum of three trips per household. Brush needs to be checked at location stated above and then taken to the city brush pile on Greer Street just south of the back entrance to Blackhawk Stadium.

Join the sales

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Clean out closets and garages to prepare for the citywide garage sale. For the third year in a row, Gina Easterling is promoting the sale as a community service.

Wednesday, August 22

Garfield man injured in motorcycle wreck

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A Garfield man was transferred to a Springfield, Mo., hospital Thursday following an accident near the intersection of Dixieland Road and Olive Street. Rogers police said Anthony Sinclair, 27, of Garfield was riding a 1986 Honda motorcycle south on Dixieland Road. Robert Maib, 61, of Rogers was driving a 2004 Toyota Prius north on Dixieland Road and turned onto Olive Street into Sinclair’s path. Sinclair’s motorcycle struck the rear passenger side of Maib’s vehicle.

Blackhawk offense to be balanced

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In my 15 years experience watching Pea Ridge football, Blackhawk teams have had several different head coaches at the helm but the one constant has been the teams dependence on the running game. There have been a few games every great once in a while where passing carried the day, but ’Hawk gridiron fortunes have been generally decided by success on the ground.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Blackhawk Pride Night slated

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The annual Pea Ridge Pride Night will begin at 6:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 24, at the football field.

Library Notes: Story hour to continue

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Good News! We will have a Wednesday Story Hour beginning Sept. 5.

Lynch Pen: Is it possible to sink lower?

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Good grief, Charlie Brown! What in the world is our political mess turning into? Are we at a low point in this political campaign or is it possible for the two main political parties to sink even lower into the abyss? It appears that money is not only the “root of all evil,” it is also the cause for some prominent political names to embarrass their own Democratic party. Never before in a campaign have I heard so much about income tax returns being a real, honest-to-goodness, campaign issue. Birth certificates, voting history and all kinds of personal items have been fair game, but how much a candidate paid in taxes has been an issue only when failure to file or fraudulent returns were questioned. Now we have the democratic party, led by Senator Harry Reid, stooping to a new low and trying to embarrass former Massachusetts governor Mitt Romney by asking to see his income tax returns for the last 10 years.

Pastor’s Corner : New season and new opportunities

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This week marks the beginning of a new school year in our communities and, if your school did not start this week, there is no doubt it will begin this next week. I love the start of school. Don’t get me wrong, I have greatly enjoyed the freedom of summer and all that it entails — vacations, long days, outdoor and outside activities, BBQs and backyard fun. However, there is something about the end of summer and the beginning of school which allows us to get back into the routine of life. Now, I do not expect the kids to share my anticipation and enthusiasm for the new school year. In fact, I expect them to strongly disagree. However, allow me to make a few points concerning why I think it is a great time of year.

Head Start to open in new location

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Head Start classes should begin in Pea Ridge in a new location soon, according to executive director Jerry Adair, who said the organization is negotiating with a property owner in town.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Granny’s Quilts Auction Dinner and Auction will be from 5 - 7 p.m. Aug. 25, at the Pea Ridge High School, with the auction starting at 6:30 p.m. Price is $6 for adults, $4 for children and free for children 2 years of age and under.

Spivey gets probation

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The former treasurer of Twelve Corners Baptist Church was placed on probation for eight years and ordered to perform 300 hours of community service for stealing more than $30,000 from the church. Cathy Sue Spivey, 44, of Pea Ridge previously pleaded guilty to theft of property, a Class B felony which could bring a prison sentence from five to 20 years and a fine up to $15,000. Her plea was without the benefit of a plea agreement, so Spivey’s punishment was up to Circuit Judge Jon Comstock on Wednesday.

Now & Then: Did you make it to the Benton County Fair?

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We have always been county fair goers, although across the years we haven’t made it to every fair.

RECOLLECTIONS

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Mr. and Mrs. Steve Bingham, Joe Bingham, Bobby Grimes, Alta Campbell, Kent Steel and Becky Schnitzer.

Were artists ever considered athletes?

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Like most sports minded Americans, I managed to fit in some time watching the recently concluded London Olympic games. Being an ardent fan of my own country, I was a little concerned that the United States was trailing China through much of the early going in the games. As track coach, official and fan, I knew that the U.S. would most likely grab a whole bunch more medals in the track and field than would China, which is exactly what happened. Both the U.S. and China were pretty much the class of the competition with the Russians and British battling it out to see who would take the third most medals (the Russians did). As it has since the games were reborn in 1896, America has been the odds on favorite to lead the pack in the Summer Olympic Games. The Winter Olympic Games are a different story. The TV commentators were talking about all the medals the U.S. has won through all these competitions, and someone mentioned something that I had never heard of. Early in the modern Olympic movement, medals were award

OBITUARIES: Pea Ridge

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Peggy Jo “PJ” Boak, 42, of Rogers, died Aug. 14, 2012. She was born Oct. 6, 1969, in Huntington, W.Va.

CHURCH NEWS

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First Baptist Church Garfield: AWANA will begin on Sept. 5.

Council races develop

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One City Council seat in Pea Ridge and all Gateway council seats are contested. Three Garfield seats and two Little FLock seats are contested. In Avoca, none of the council seats are contested.

First day went well

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Enrollment increased for the first day of school, said Pea Ridge school superintendent Rick Neal, but numbers will continue to change. There were about 1,700 students in the four campuses Monday.

AREA EVENTS: NEBCO Labor Day Country Breakfast set

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NEBCO Fire/EMS will have a Labor Day Country Breakfast from 7-10 a.m.

Wednesday, August 15

Tate pleads not guilty to rape

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BENTONVILLE — A Garfield man pleaded not guilty Monday to rape and child pornography charges.

Library Notes: Story hour to continue

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Earlier today I was thinking about school starting next week and I started reminiscing about first day of school for my boys. I remember walking them to the bus stop in the morning and meeting them at the bus stop in the afternoon for the first month or so or until they asked me not to. The first day of school always brought tears as did their high school graduation ceremony. And now I have a grandson entering third grade and another who will be in kindergarten. So parents and grandparents take lots of pictures and give them lots of hugs as they start school this year.

From the Counselor’s Corner: Counselor advises students how to prepare for college

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Scholarship Resources Many free scholarship searches are available for all students. A word of caution about scholarship searches that charge a fee.

Ridger Sports: Blackhawks’ depth will sharpen defense

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The football boys are hard at work preparing for the opening game with Elkins on Aug. 31. This will be the beginning test of how well ’Hawks football will fare this year.

Volleyball 4A-1 ready for play

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Pea Ridge coach Jessica Woods is excited about the upcoming season after the Lady Blackhawks won their first conference matches in school history last year. Woods said more teams will be competing for state tournament spots and even a conference title without Shiloh Christian in the mix now. The 4A-1 Conference will have a different look with the most dominant volleyball team in the league over the past decade, Shiloh Christian, moving to Class 5A this season. Several teams got a small preview of the upcoming league race at the Rogers Heritage team camp, the last week of July. Five teams from the 4A-1 participated in the camp.

Now & Then: Can you believe today’s prices?

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It is nice to live a long time, but living a long life means passing through several phases in life, and the changing times can take some getting used to. One of the things I am always trying to get used to is prices. We can pay $2 for a bottle of water these days, sometimes more if we buy it at a sporting event.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Where has party of Lincoln gone?

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As we sort the political rhetoric, already knowing why Romney will not release his tax returns, a strong consistent message exists. The new Republican Tea Party wants to cut taxes on the richest and penalize the poor. This message is validated by the choice of vice president, Rep. Paul Ryan, author of the Ryan Act which was passed twice by the current Republican House and supported by Arkansas Republicans Rich Crawford, Tim Griffin, Steve Womack and Sen. Boozman.

’Til Next Time: Remembering butchering days

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Last week I was scalding and peeling tomatoes for a dinner and that was what sent me down memory lane about the corn. I’ve run those days past my mind all week.

Out of My Mind: Adjust, adapt, accomplish

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Many challenges face the Pea Ridge School District this year as growth continues, technology demands increase, surprises surface as the new superintendent begins learning about the district and the facilities.

Truck and tractor pull set

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The annual Seligman Truck and Tractor Pull will begin at 7 p.m. Saturday, Aug. 18, at Ruby’s Event Park, Missouri Highway 37 South. Spring River Association rules apply. Attendees are encouraged to bring their lawn chairs and enjoy the fun and excitement. For information, call 417-662-3612 or 417-776-3014. Entrance fee is $10 for adults; children 12 and younger are free.

CHURCH NEWS: First Baptist Church Garfield

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A blood drive will be held from 5 - 8 p.m. Aug. 15, at the FBC Garfield parking lot, 17784 Marshall St., Garfield.

Pastor’s Corner: Giving praise

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If you’ve made it a habit to read any epistles, or New Testament letters, from the Christian Bible you’re probably aware that many of them close with a saying of praise or passing of peace at the end. This was a common practice in the early days of Christianity and even can be found today. Even many sermons end with a small passing of praise, grace or peace, followed by a strong “Amen.” What a great way to close out a message, giving praise to God.

Many council seats still open

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Only three of the 24 available City Council seats in northeast Benton County are contested just two days before the Friday, Aug.

Ribbon cutting at school

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The newest campus for Pea Ridge schools — Pea Ridge Intermediate — is on the original campus downtown. A ribbon cutting is set for 4 p.m. Wednesday; the public is invited.

OK to sell cars, too

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Questions about two car dealerships operating out of a lot from which a towing business operates were asked and answered, but ultimately considered irrelevant as assistant attorney Michael Niederbaumer said that as long as the businesses were legal within the zone, there was no action the city Planning Commission could take. Planning Commissioner members questioned the fact that when permission was granted for Ted Slaughter to operate CVT Towing from the lot on the northwest corner of Weston and Slack streets, he told the commission that he would seldom sell cars. “We approved your business... What I need to know is how it went from towing and storage to a double car lot with transports being unloaded in the middle of Weston Street?” asked M.J. Hensley, planner. “I’m not antibusiness... There are a lot spaces around here that would be better for that. It’s just too crowded

Head Start off campus

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After operating on school property for 19 years, Head Start no longer has a lease with the Pea Ridge School District. Leases signed in 2008 were declared null and void by Pea Ridge School Board members. The leases provided for Head Start to use a school building downtown and for the school to use the Head Start building on school property as the dressing room for visiting football teams. Head Start officials plan to remove their building from the school property.

AV classes prepare for real work

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When is a green wall not a green wall? When it’s the back drop for an audio-visual camera set and appears to be a brick wall or the inside of an office or a map of the area. The green wall basically provides a canvas on which video equipment can place a background for the person being video-taped.

Friday, August 10

In the dark: Storms cut power

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Storms hit Pea Ridge Thursday and Saturday night leaving half the city in the dark as customers of Southwestern Electric Power Company were without power most of the night. Just before 7 a.m. Friday morning, the last SWEPCO lines were restored and by 9 a.m. Sunday, power was restored from the Saturday outage.

Middle School excels

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Once again, Pea Ridge Middle School has received honors.

Council seats up for grabs

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Many seats are available on city councils in northeast Benton County for the general election set for Tuesday, Nov. 6. The deadline to file is Aug. 17.

Pastor’s Corner: Being Jesus’ hands and feet

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What does it mean to be the hands and feet of Jesus?

RECOLLECTIONS

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40 Years Ago Thursday, Aug. 3, 1972 Pea Ridge Graphic. The subject of the need for zoning in the city of Pea Ridge was expected to be brought back up at the next meeting of the Chamber of Commerce.

CHURCH NEWS

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A blood drive will be held from 5 - 8 p.m. Aug. 15, at the FBC Garfield parking lot, 17784 Marshall St., Garfield.

OBITUARIES: NORTHWEST ARKANSAS

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Amanda “Mandy” Delese (Young) Bucher, 39, of Bentonville, died July 20, 2012, in Bentonville, Ark. She was born Dec. 22, 1972, in Fayetteville, Ark., to Donna Weber and Jim Young.

Lynch Pen: There’s no easy answer to this Young readers

posted: 08/10/2012 1:05 p.m.

The seemingly endless debate over how to handle the expiration of the “Bush Tax Cuts” does not have an easy answer. The Republican position of “all must benefit” if they are going to give their approval in the House of Representatives sounds a little like a very stubborn political position intended to embarrass the Democrats and the president.

Library Notes: well rewarded

posted: 08/10/2012 1:03 p.m.

Hope all of you reading this got some rain and had no damage from the winds that came through Saturday night. So nice to have cooler temperatures!

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Grateful for good neighbors

posted: 08/10/2012 1:01 p.m.

Although Saturday night’s storms were swift, fierce and unexpected, they brought to my husband and me a great blessing. Shortly after all of the winds passed through, while it was still raining, our doorbell rang.

Man arrested for burglary

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Police arrested a Pea Ridge man Friday in connection with a commercial burglary.

Manhunt ends in capture

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A manhunt that lasted more than two hours Tuesday, July 24, ended with a man being taken to an area hospital for heat-related problems and dehydration.

Ridger Sports: Anticipating a golden year for ’Hawk football

posted: 08/10/2012 12:55 p.m.

With the release last week of the final building plans for the Pea Ridge School District, the longawaited building of a new football stadium was finally revealed.

Wednesday, August 1

New stadium project begins

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Blackhawk football players will compete in the old stadium for one more year, but underclassmen will have a new stadium — replete with track — for the 2013 football season, a half a century after the first Blackhawk football players ran out onto the “Pea Bowl.”

Thomas found guilty

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Guilty of murder in the second degree and armed criminal action, the jury declared of Danny Thomas.

Officer back in school

posted: 08/01/2012 12:49 a.m.

School and city officials agreed to implement the School Resource Officer program in Pea Ridge Schools and have signed a contract for the program to begin this school year.

Contracts nullification OKd

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Two contracts between Pea Ridge School District and Head Start were declared null and void after action by Pea Ridge School Board members at a special meeting Saturday.

Pastor’s Corner: Are we friendly?

posted: 08/01/2012 12:46 a.m.

Not long ago I mentioned a place I like to go that everyone recognized me and knew what I wanted before I asked. I revealed I wasn’t talking home or church but, of all things, my favorite fast food drive in.

RECOLLECTIONS: 40 Years Ago Thursday, July 27, 1972 Pea Ridge Graphic

posted: 08/01/2012 12:45 a.m.

Kenneth Jones, a native of Hot Springs, was hired as full-time high school principal and football coach by a unanimous vote of the School Board. Board members also voted to proceed with the enlarging and remodeling of the school office; raised the required school credits for high school graduation and adopted a policy on seniors working a half day.

CHURCH NEWS: First Baptist Church Pea Ridge

posted: 08/01/2012 12:44 a.m.

A “Back to School Bash” will be from 8 - 11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 4, at the church for children enrolled in Pea Ridge schools, kindergarten - grade 12. School supplies and clothing will be given away. Children must be present at event to receive supplies.

OBITUARIES: Northeast Benton County

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Doug Dunn, 61, of Rogers, died Friday, July 20, 2012, in Bentonville. He was born in Eugene, Ore., on March 28, 1951.

Library Notes: New library progressing nicely

posted: 08/01/2012 12:41 a.m.

I just returned from a trip to St. Louis and a birthday party for my now 2-year old granddaughter. I was able to spend some time with my granddaughter and her 5-year old brother. Also, I spent some time holding my 4-month old grandson. What a fun time but, my, how tired I am!

Editorial: Court process should be open

posted: 08/01/2012 12:39 a.m.

Confidence in our courts is a vital piece of the Great American Experiment. Our courts foster that confidence when trials are public events, open to anyone with an interest.

Guest Column: I think that I shall never see ...

posted: 08/01/2012 12:38 a.m.

Trees: “I think that I shall never see a poem lovely as a tree.” I’ve never forgotten those lines from a poem by Joyce Kilmer which I learned as a child. Trees were rare in western Nebraska where I made my entry into the world in a ranch house surrounded by sand dunes.

Now & Then: Thinking about inventions during my lifetime

posted: 08/01/2012 12:36 a.m.

A few days ago I got to thinking about some inventions that have come about during my lifetime.

CLUB NEWS: Granny’s Quilts of Love

posted: 08/01/2012 12:35 a.m.

Granny’s Quilts of Love met at 9:30 a.m. July 17, at Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church in Pea Ridge. There were 17 members present and one guest, Marcia Graham.

COMMUNITY EVENTS: Booths available, volunteers needed

posted: 08/01/2012 12:33 a.m.

The 24th annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump is set for Oct. 13. The events will begin at 9 a.m. and will include: halter-class mule events, barrel races, flag races, pole bending and mule jumping.

Blackhawk golfers win meet to begin season

posted: 08/01/2012 12:32 a.m.

Pea Ridge, 124, won the boys team title by a single stroke over Farmington, 125, with Lincoln, 135, edging Gentry, 137, for third place.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Football equipment dispensed

posted: 08/01/2012 12:31 a.m.

The make-up date for secondthrough sixth-grade football players to receive equipment is Aug. 3 at the practice field at Pea Ridge High School, according to Pea Ridge Youth Football director Johnny Johnson.

Experience is a plus for Blackhawks

posted: 08/01/2012 12:29 a.m.

Pea Ridge returns one of the best running backs in Class 4A but the Blackhawks are planning on throwing the football more this fall.

Ridger Sports: In the nick of time ...

posted: 08/01/2012 12:28 a.m.

I don’t know if something that happened 11 months ago could be considered to be in “the nick of time,” but the Multipurpose Athletic building on the Pea Ridge campus has turned out to be more of a blessing with each month that passes.

SCHOOL NEWS: Pea Ridge School District substitute training

posted: 08/01/2012 12:27 a.m.

Pea Ridge School District is currently accepting applications for substitutes for the 2012-2013 School year.