News 2012 February

Stories for February 2012

Wednesday, February 29

Low interest rates benefit city, school

posted: 02/29/2012 3:10 a.m.

Low interest rates will save thousands of dollars for both the Pea Ridge School District and the city of Pea Ridge as both entities are refinancing bond issues.

Interviews begin

posted: 02/29/2012 3:10 a.m.

School, civic and community members will meet Friday and Saturday to assess the strengths and weaknesses of eight candidates for superintendent schools for Pea Ridge.

Union soldiers find northwest Arkansas pretty country, full of good food

posted: 02/29/2012 3:09 a.m.

By Feb. 21, 1862, Union soldier Henry Dysart and his comrades finally joined the rest of his regiment under Curtis’s command in northwest Arkansas.


posted: 02/29/2012 3:08 a.m.

After arriving at Cross Hollows Feb. 18, Confederate Generals Price and McCulloch, who loathed one another, immediately began arguing over their next move.

PASTOR'S CORNER: Lent: Journey to the Cross

posted: 02/29/2012 3:07 a.m.

As of Wednesday, Feb. 22, Mardi Gras is over, and the season of Lent has begun.


posted: 02/29/2012 3:05 a.m.

Visitors to the National Baseball Hall of Fame in Cooperstown, N.Y., will now have an opportunity to view a permanent file established on Clyde “Pea Ridge” Day, this town’s contribution to the baseball greats of America.

CHURCH NEWS: Northeast Benton County

posted: 02/29/2012 3:04 a.m.

New Life Church, Pea Ridge Loaves and Fishes food pantry is from 9 -11 a.m.

OBITUARIES: Northeast Benton County

posted: 02/29/2012 3:03 a.m.

Northeast Benton County obituaries for February 29, 2012.

LYNCH PEN: Leaders need to set an example of personal sacrifice

posted: 02/29/2012 3 a.m.

Somewhere in this seemingly endless circle of increasing prices and unreliable government statistics, there is a warning. When and where we can hope to see some semblance of sanity I do not know, but surely sooner or later we will have someone put politics aside and put our nation on a path to stability. Our current president made promises that no one could reasonably expect to fulfill in his quest for the White House.

ARKANSAS WATCH: Shrill histrionics about budgets

posted: 02/29/2012 2:58 a.m.

We are all gonna die! I’m not talking about someday. I mean the very moment that a single penny of the proposed spending increase is cut from Gov. Mike Beebe’s budget. At least that’s the impression I get from listening to the shrill histrionics of the governor’s front men.

LIBRARY NOTES: New books on shelves soon at library

posted: 02/29/2012 2:57 a.m.

As I write this on Sunday afternoon I realize that another month has passed in a blur. How fortunate we have been this year not to have had any really miserable weather. But now that the fruit trees and flowers are budding I hope that we don’t get cold, snow and ice.

Streets of Pea Ridge include Confederate names

posted: 02/29/2012 2:56 a.m.

Confederate Streets continued Editor’s Note: The following is from Billie Jines’ 1996 booklet, “The Streets of Pea Ridge.” It has been updated to include new streets and those scheduled for future development.

NOW & THEN: Remembering winter grill covers

posted: 02/29/2012 2:55 a.m.

The weather was so warm this February afternoon that I got to thinking about the really cold winters that I remember from years ago. I guess I’m feeling a little uneasy that we haven’t had much cold weather this winter so far.


posted: 02/29/2012 2:53 a.m.

Register at, and vote for Pea Ridge.

Ward to wed Peters

posted: 02/29/2012 2:51 a.m.

Benjamin Peters and Kelly Ward, both of Pea Ridge, announce their engagement and approaching wedding.


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Incidents reported to the Pea Ridge Police Department this week include...


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Thursday, March 1 10 a.m. — Benton County Conservation District, USDA Service Center, Bentonville; for more information contact Gail Sparks at 273-2622 ext. 3.

RIDGER SPORTS: Blackhawks basketball season ends in Regional Tournament

posted: 02/29/2012 2:48 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Blackhawk basketball season came to an end at the 4A North Regional Tournament held at Ozark last week.

Hall developed big role for Blackhawk basketball

posted: 02/29/2012 2:47 a.m.

Pea Ridge coach Charley Clark was content to let Jacob Hall roam the perimeter last season as a sophomore.

Counselors on site to help students

posted: 02/29/2012 2:46 a.m.

Bullying and school violence have been major issues of concern in recent years, but schools have several resources to help solve those problems. One important resource is the school counselor. School counselors have been required in Arkansas public schools since 1986.

Artist is a finalist

posted: 02/29/2012 2:45 a.m.

Pea Ridge fifth-grader Leanza Norris was one of 12 finalists for the Artsonia National Art Student of the Week. While she didn’t win the top position, which was arrived by nationwide online voting, Miss Norris did receive several hundred votes for a drawing of an arrangement of flowers. She will receive a certificate later for being a finalist. Norris is the ninth Pea Ridge elementary student to be included as a top 12 finalist in the weekly competition. Over 6,000 schools are a part of the Artsonia online art network.

‘Trip of a Lifetime’ set for spring break

posted: 02/29/2012 2:44 a.m.

Pea Ridge High School AP Biology class will take the annual “Trip of a Lifetime” during spring break this year. They will be traveling to Gulf Shores, Ala. They will leave on the morning of Saturday, March 17, and return Thursday, March 22. This will be the fifth AP trip in six years. Other trips taken were to: Grand Canyon, Gulf Shores, Ala., Durango, Colo., and Mt. Rushmore in South Dakota.


posted: 02/29/2012 2:43 a.m.

Pea Ridge Primary School registration for the 2012/13 school year for kindergarten students will be 9 a.m. — 2 p.m.

Students in national reading challenge

posted: 02/29/2012 2:42 a.m.

Pea Ridge Intermediate students are reading at home, in the library and in their classrooms preparing to take part in “Read the Most from Coast to Coast,” March 2, Dr. Seuss’s birthday.

School Heritage Building used by historical society

posted: 02/29/2012 2:41 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Historical Society leases the Heritage building from the Pea Ridge School District, and will administer its use in conjunction with the museum building, located across the street.

Wednesday, February 22

Alternates dropped

posted: 02/22/2012 4:26 a.m.

Eight candidates were approved for interviews for superintendent of Pea Ridge Schools. Approval came during the regular School Board meeting on Feb. 14. Dr. Paul Hewitt presented 14 names to the board, listing the first eight as candidates and the next six as alternates in case any of the first eight should withdraw or be withdrawn. Stating he was not interested in interviewing any of the six alternates, School Board member Rick Webb said “Forget the semifinalists.” “I’d like to have a pool of at least six,” board president Joshua Ramsey said.

Robber takes cash

posted: 02/22/2012 4:25 a.m.

A young Pea RIdge man who routinely buys and resells cell phones found his latest venture less than profitable.

Golf course to open March 1

posted: 02/22/2012 4:24 a.m.

Big Sugar Golf Course is set to open March 1 after being closed for about two months.

Confederates enter Arkansas; first battle ensues

posted: 02/22/2012 4:22 a.m.

As the Union Army of the Southwest approached Springfield, Mo., Confederate Major Gen. Sterling Price was making plans to evacuate the city. To help cover the evacuation, Price sent the 1st Missouri Cavalry (CS) to engage the federals at Pierson’s Creek, 8 miles from the city, on Feb. 12. After a brief skirmish with the 3rd Illinois cavalry the Missourians headed back to join Price’s army near McCullah’s Spring, 12 miles south of Wilson’s Creek.

PASTOR'S CORNER: Check it out before sending

posted: 02/22/2012 4:20 a.m.

There are some very generous strangers out there in this world. I opened up my email and I found this generous offer.


posted: 02/22/2012 4:19 a.m.

40 Years Ago Thursday, Feb. 10, 1972 Pea Ridge Graphic A Pea Ridge High School freshman, Randy Easterling, was named “all tournament” in the county basketball tournament. Easterling led the Jr. ’Hawks in scoring their season with a total score of 198 points for a 13.2 game average. He also won honors for his scoring at the Elkins Junior High Tournament.

OBITUARIES: Northeast Benton County

posted: 02/22/2012 4:17 a.m.

Obituaries for February 22, 2012.


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A pot luck supper is set for 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 24. Dance scheduled SELIGMAN, Mo. — Seligman community dance will be at 7 p.m. Thursday, March 1, at the Seligman community building. Band will be Frosty Garland and the Road Hogs. Adults $4 each. Snacks are optional.


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Feb. 1 William Henry Wagner, 34, and Tammy Josette Rivard, 39, both of Garfield Feb. 3 Tyler Cole Cray, 20, and Holly Elizabeth Williams, 16, both of Garfield David Todd Ryan, 18, Bella Vista, and Donna Justene Marie Polanco, 19, Garfield Feb. 6 Harvey Charles Stead, 49, and Cheryl Ann Collins, 48, both of Pea Ridge


posted: 02/22/2012 4:13 a.m.

Warrants served: 2/16 Jonathan B. Post, 18, Rogers, failure to appear; 2/17 Harold Fulton, 43, Rogers, failure to appear on a Rogers warrant; Incidents reported to the Pea Ridge Police Department this week include: Monday, Feb. 13 6:45 a.m. Alarm at Pea Ridge High School, found a janitor who said the door was unlocked and alarm already activated when she came to work. The building was checked and found to be secure.


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Thursday, Feb. 23 6 p.m. — Benton County Quorum Court, City Administration Building downtown Bentonville 6 p.m. — Garfield Planning Board, Garfield Town Hall Tuesday, Feb. 27 2:30 p.m. — Pea Ridge Library Board of Trustees meeting, Pea Ridge Library 7 p.m. — Pea Ridge Parks Commission, Pea Ridge City Hall Thursday, March 1 10 a.m. — Benton County Conservation District, USDA Service Center, Bentonville ; for more information contact Gail Sparks at 273-2622 ext. 3.


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LOST ANIMALS Cat — Black and white, short hair, female, lost near Barnes Circle; call Tony 366-0603.


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Pea Ridge police report.

THE STREETS OF PEA RIDGE: History of names of city streets honoring soldiers

posted: 02/22/2012 4:08 a.m.

Editor’s Note: The following is from Billie Jines’ 1996 booklet, “The Streets of Pea Ridge.” It has been updated to include new streets and those scheduled for future development.

CHURCH NEWS: Brightwater United Methodist Church

posted: 02/22/2012 4:07 a.m.

Ash Wednesday services is set for 6 p.m.

ARKANSAS WATCH: Fiscal maneuvering arises

posted: 02/22/2012 4:07 a.m.

House Minority Leader John Burris filed a budget bill to rival that of Governor Mike Beebe in the just-started fiscal session of the Arkansas legislature. It’s high stakes, and you can expect the establishment to try and vilify Burris if he messes with their money. Still, my view is that it is something that is long overdue. The emergence of Burris has added a lot of energy to the house Republicans as a legitimate loyal opposition to Democratic Gov.

LIBRARY NOTES: Work progresses on new library

posted: 02/22/2012 4:04 a.m.

If any of you have driven past the soon to be new home of the library you may have noticed a lot of activity there.

California Enchiladas

posted: 02/22/2012 4:03 a.m.

From the kitchen of Jordon and Elizabeth Miser, from the cookbook “Country Classics: Battlefield 4-H Club”

'TIL NEXT TIME: Don’t go barefoot until first of May

posted: 02/22/2012 4:01 a.m.

My foot feels like it’s got a stone bruise. Okay, come on, no one has a stone bruise anymore! I bet kids don’t even know what it is! Anyway, you can’t have one because you don’t have a big old hunk of salt pork to put on it and then tie it there with a clean rag and leave it a couple of days. I wonder why salt pork? Probably the healing of the salt or probably just taking the pressure off of walking on it.

NOW & THEN: Some things don’t work out as planned

posted: 02/22/2012 4 a.m.

For some weeks now, I have been working on renovating some of the buildings on the home farm where I grew up. The first project was a carport connected to the house.


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Thursday, Feb. 23 6 p.m. — Pea Ridge Lions Club, Heritage Building. 7:30 p.m. — Garfield AA, Brightwater Methodist Church; for information, call 359-3734.

Jumping for heart health

posted: 02/22/2012 3:58 a.m.

First- and second-grade students participated in Jump Rope for Heart during the past week while thirdthrough fifth-grade students participated in Hoops for Heart.

Shooting sends woman to hospital

posted: 02/22/2012 3:57 a.m.

An accidental shooting Tuesday morning sent a woman to the hospital, according to police.

Blackhawks lose a close one against Shiloh

posted: 02/22/2012 3:53 a.m.

The ’Hawks basketball team made a mighty effort but came up just short in the district semi-finals, losing to Shiloh 59-56.

RIDGER SPORTS: Is everyone Linsane? Talent of heart is immeasurable

posted: 02/22/2012 3:52 a.m.

I caught onto the latest NBA drama kind-of late.

NOTES FROM THE NURSE: Lice are itchy, but not picky

posted: 02/22/2012 3:51 a.m.

Once again I want to refresh a topic I have talked about in the past. It’s not necessarily pleasant but it is important. We have experienced increased cases of head lice at school recently. It is not unusual to see this happen after the holidays with all the traveling and crowd gatherings. Scientists say that winter is usually a time of increased incidence. What makes it more widespread at school is due to several reasons.


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Pea Ridge Primary School registration for the 2012/13 school year for kindergarten students will be 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. Monday, March 12 — Friday, March 16.

Propane burns hotter, better for environment

posted: 02/22/2012 3:49 a.m.

Propane is a clean-burning fuel used in barbecue grills, generators, water heaters, furnaces — even cars and trucks.

Wednesday, February 15

Superintendent pool narrowed

posted: 02/15/2012 5:17 a.m.

A pool of 41 candidates for the superintendent of Pea Ridge schools has been narrowed to eight with six alternates, according to Dr. Paul Hewitt, aid to the board.

Sign OKd

posted: 02/15/2012 5:15 a.m.

A new electronic sign to be erected in front of Pea Ridge High School, was approved by the Pea Ridge Planning Commission at the regular meeting Tuesday, Feb. 7. The sign was donated by Arvest Bank.

Rebuilding efforts enhance community

posted: 02/15/2012 5:14 a.m.

Helping the community help the community, Jan Skopecek, executive director of Rebuilding Northwest Arkansas, met with city leaders to begin a project in Pea Ridge.


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February 15, 2012

Coaches invited by Optimists

posted: 02/15/2012 5:03 a.m.

Throughout the year, the Pea Ridge Optimist Club receives funding requests from various athletic teams, as well as other youth organizations.

Young boy witness infamous battle

posted: 02/15/2012 5:02 a.m.

On March 7, 150 years ago, an 8-year-old boy left his family’s farmhouse, which sat on what is now Greer Street in Pea Ridge, and took out on a journey across fields and through fruit orchards and oak, elm and walnut groves, following the sounds of gun and cannon fire. He knew what was happening; he had heard the adults talking about a clash of two armies just a couple miles from his home.


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Incidents reported this week include:

Recipe of the Week: Almond Chicken Casserole

posted: 02/15/2012 4:26 a.m.

From the kitchen of Deane Renfroe, Pea Ridge

Editorial: Progressing into the past

posted: 02/15/2012 4:24 a.m.

In just over two weeks, the sesquicentennial of the Battle of Pea Ridge will be celebrated at Pea Ridge National Military Park.

The Streets of Pea Ridge: The streets of Pea Ridge reflect area history

posted: 02/15/2012 4:22 a.m.

Editor’s Note: The following is from Billie Jines’ 1996 booklet, “The Streets of Pea Ridge.” It has been updated to include new streets and those scheduled for future development.


posted: 02/15/2012 4:21 a.m.

Austin Losey was one of the Pea Ridge High School students presented a Greenhand Degree award. His name was not provided to the newspaper in the original story.

Now & Then: Remembering Al Koenke as the first Pea Ridge law officer

posted: 02/15/2012 4:21 a.m.

Before we had a Police Department in Pea Ridge, I remember Al Koenke as our local constable. My memories of him are from the 1950s, so I am not sure exactly when he became our constable. He had served in the Navy prior to coming to Pea Ridge.

Arkansas Watch: Extra money miraculously ‘found’ for Forestry fund

posted: 02/15/2012 4:20 a.m.

If you read the headlines of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette last week, you might have noticed the front page story of the exploits of the wise and beneficent Gov. Mike Beebe, and of his able accomplice Rep. Bobby Pierce. These champions of good government, to hear the paper tell it, found an elegant solution to the problem of funding the fire fighters that the State Forestry Commission had to cut in an emergency lay off.

’Hawks dominate weight-lifting competition

posted: 02/15/2012 4:16 a.m.

Relieving the monotony of off-season work-outs, coach Tony Travis decided to host a weight-lifting competition for the Blackhawks last week. Four high school teams met in the new multi-purpose facility Thursday, Feb. 9.

Ridger Sports: Blackhawks, Lady ’Hawks battle in district

posted: 02/15/2012 4:15 a.m.

It’s playoff time again in Arkansas as the district tournaments begin with the fifth-seeded Lady ’Hawks playing Berryville last night while the fourthseeded boys play tonight against the winner of last night’s Prairie Grove/Gentry contest. The Gravette Lions are the host team for this year’s tournament.

SCHOOL NEWS: Daddy-daughter dance

posted: 02/15/2012 4:04 a.m.

“A Night to Remember,” the second annual Daddy-Daughter dance for kindergarten through fifth-grade girls and their fathers or father-figures is set for 7-9 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 18, in the Pea Ridge High School cafeteria.


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’Hawks split contests, start district tourney

posted: 02/15/2012 4 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Blackhawks split a pair of conference games last week to earn the fourth seed in this week’s 1-4 A District Tournament to be played in Gravette this week.


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Pea Ridge Primary School registration for the 2012/13 school year for kindergarten students will be 9 a.m. — 2 p.m. Monday, March 12 — Friday, March 16.

Wednesday, February 8

Many apply for superintendent post

posted: 02/08/2012 4:03 a.m.

Spending his weekend reading job applications, Dr. Paul Hewitt said there are excellent candidates for the Pea Ridge School superintendent position.

Sesquicentennial ceremonies commemorate Pea Ridge battle

posted: 02/08/2012 4:02 a.m.

The Arkansas Civil War Sesquicentennial Commission commemorates the 150th anniversary of the Civil War in Arkansas with events between 2011 and 2015. The Battle of Pea Ridge was fought March 6, 7 and 8, 1862.

Pea Ridge campaign began in Missouri

posted: 02/08/2012 4:02 a.m.

The week of Feb. 5-11, 1862, the Pea Ridge campaign was set into motion.

Dysart diary

posted: 02/08/2012 4:01 a.m.

Pvt. Henry M Dysart of the 3rd Iowa Cavalry was part of Col. Cyrus Bussey’s command which traveled behind Curtis’s army. Dysart’s regiment arrived in Rolla, Mo., 55 miles north of Lebanon where Curtis was preparing his army. The rail line ended at Rolla and Lebanon was to be reached on foot.


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Lynch Pen: Nominations cost millions

posted: 02/08/2012 3:59 a.m.

An article which appeared in the Sunday, Jan. 29, 2012, edition of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette provides a great deal of detail about the national political process which helps explain why we “little people” have so little influence in the process of electing our leaders. The article was written for the New York Times by Jim Rutenberg and Jeff Zeleny prior to the Florida Republican presidential primary and after Mitt Romney had lost in the South Carolina primary by a double-digit margin to Newt Gingrich.

Recipe of the Week: Poppy Seed Chicken

posted: 02/08/2012 3:59 a.m.

From the kitchen of Annette Beard, Pea Ridge

’Til Next Time: Farmers intimately knew weather

posted: 02/08/2012 3:58 a.m.

When I step outside to empty the vacuum cleaner bag, I notice how the flag is blowing straight out and holding. “Oh, Shoot!” I’ve ended up without a kite on hand and it’s a perfect day for it! My dad made his own with waxed meat paper and splitting lathes the long way. I was standing there remembering his bib overalls and high-top work shoes and realized that he was a closet meteorologist. I believe farmers had to be that in the 1900s through 1950s. After that, radio began to let them know the weather.


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Upcoming Area Events

Calling: Chili cooks compete

posted: 02/08/2012 3:55 a.m.

The NEBCO Fire/EMS Eighth Annual Chili Cook-Off is set for 11a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, Feb. 25. To enter or sponsor a team, contact NEBCO at 359-3134 or nebcovfd@ for rules and entry form.


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February 8, 2012

Occupants safe

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Pea Ridge firefighters and emergency personnel worked for nearly 20 minutes to extricate the driver and passenger of this car which ran off Ryan Road about 1 a.m. Sunday and hit a tree. Both girls were taken to Mercy Medical Center.


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Incidents reported this week include:

Bobcats finish hot, topple ’Hawks

posted: 02/08/2012 3:49 a.m.

While maintaining leads through the first three quarters, Pea Ridge encountered incredibly hot shooting by Berryville in the fourth quarter to fall 54-49 in the 4A-1 conference game.

Lady ’Hawks bounce Berryville Bobcats

posted: 02/08/2012 3:49 a.m.

The Lady Blackhawk basketball sent their seniors out on a high note as they raced past the Berryville Bobcats 52-41 Friday.

Ridger Sports: Regular season ends Friday

posted: 02/08/2012 3:48 a.m.

This week will see the end of the regular season for basketball players. The Blackhawks will be having two road games as the lead in to the district tournament.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Morgan family is grateful

posted: 02/08/2012 12:58 a.m.

Thank you for all the cards, letters and phone calls during the passing of our father, C.L. Morgan. We appreciate the flowers and food and kind words.

Thursday, February 2


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Community Members Interviewed

God’s Pantry overflows

posted: 02/02/2012 5:24 a.m.

Seeing children go hungry was more than they could bear so Pattie Gardner, Leslie Dettmann and Kaci Dennett formed God’s Pantry and began giving out food and household essentials.

Man arrested for rape of girls

posted: 02/02/2012 5:23 a.m.

A 24-year-old Pea Ridge man was arrested for two counts of contributing to the delinquency of a minor, two counts of felony kidnapping, one count of felony rape and one count of felony sexual assault in the second degree.

Sam, sax go to state

posted: 02/02/2012 5:23 a.m.

From the time she was young, Samantha Williams has enjoyed music. Now, a senior at Pea Ridge High School, her love of music — combined with her dedication to practice — has earned her a spot to try out for the All-State band.

Arkansas Watch: ‘Margin Call’ tells it like it was

posted: 02/02/2012 5:12 a.m.

“Margin Call,” a recently released DVD is about the beginnings of the crash of the housing bubble and the associated financial fallout.


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February 2, 2012

Lynch Pen: Big money fuels presidential campaign

posted: 02/02/2012 5:12 a.m.

By the time you read this, we will have the results of Florida’s Republican Primary. If you have watched the debates, you know they are becoming more personal on character, with comments that would be cause for libel lawsuits were it not politics.

Now & Then: Old big things seem smaller

posted: 02/02/2012 5:11 a.m.

When I started to school in 1946, probably the largest building on the school campus was the gym, which stood at the northwest corner of the school grounds. At that time, the main school building was still as it was built in 1930, a rectangular shape without the four wings, which were added later.

Recipe of the Week: Crockpot Pizza

posted: 02/02/2012 5:10 a.m.

From the kitchen of Linda Schooley, Pea Ridge


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Calendar and News of Area Community Events

Library Notes: Keep voting

posted: 02/02/2012 5:01 a.m.

Thanks to everyone who is voting for Pea Ridge on the Readers Digest web site. Our numbers are going up! Every vote counts!

’Hawks throttle Tigers

posted: 02/02/2012 5:01 a.m.

The Blackhawks survived a slow first quarter then blew past visiting Prairie Grove as Pea Ridge kept a grip on second place in the 4A-1 District race.

Lady ’Hawks fall to No. 1 Tigers

posted: 02/02/2012 5 a.m.

Playing in the toughest basketball conference in all of 4A, the Lady ‘Hawks were host to the toughest of the tough, the topranked Prairie Grove Tigers in the Colors Day game last week.

Pregame party set Sunday at The Building

posted: 02/02/2012 4:55 a.m.

The Building in Bella Vista not only provides the latest in cosmopolitan clothing, it also offers an escape from football with a special gathering Sunday.


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Jan. 24 Ronald Allen Johnston, 73, of Bella Vista, and Johnese Petty Orndoff, 58, of Garfield


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Next Week

’Hawks named to Dream Team: Caudill, Morgan & Winn

posted: 02/02/2012 4:52 a.m.

Three Pea Ridge Blackhawk football players were honored to be named to the KURM Dream Team.

Ridger Sports: Lady ’Hawks climb in state rankings

posted: 02/02/2012 4:51 a.m.

Pea Ridge Lady ‘Hawks got a bump in the CBS Freeman/Maxprep 4A State Poll, moving into the top 25 teams in the 24th position.


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Incidents last week.

Youth cheer win 1st

posted: 02/02/2012 4:49 a.m.

Youth Blackhawk cheerleaders won first place in the level 3 youth recreational cheer competition this weekend in Tulsa, Okla., and finished fourth overall out of 15 squads ranging from youth to senior high.

In His Study: The Word is authoritative

posted: 02/02/2012 4:47 a.m.

Again, the devil took Him up on an exceedingly high mountain, and showed Him all the kingdoms of the world and their glory. And he said to Him, “All these things I will give You if You will fall down and worship me.” Then Jesus said to him, “Away with you, Satan!


posted: 02/02/2012 4:47 a.m.

40 Years Ago Thursday, Feb. 3, 1972 Pea Ridge Graphic The School Board filing deadline passed and the tallied up results had shown that four contests were underway in the county. In Pea Ridge, the five-year term held by Jewel Pendergraft, Seligman, Mo., was being sought by three candidates : Mrs. Cecilia Green, Jim Schumacher and L.C. Barnett, Jr.

Shantel Morgan crowned Colors Day Queen 2012

posted: 02/02/2012 4:45 a.m.

Shantel Morgan was named Colors Day Queen 2012 during Colors Day ceremonies Friday night.


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Babe Ruth Baseball sign-ups and Power Challenge hosted

SCHOOL NEWS: Razorback painting to be raffled

posted: 02/02/2012 4:41 a.m.

An original painting of a Razorback by Randi Jo Hutchinson-Kelso is being raffled by the sophomore class of Pea Ridge High School to raise money for the Junior Prom.

Prepare for college with free FAFSA help

posted: 02/02/2012 4:41 a.m.

College Goal Sunday is scheduled for 2 p.m. Sunday, Feb. 19, at NorthWest Arkansas Community College providing free FAFSA assistance by financial aid staff persons. Courses are offered at Rogers High School.


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MONTICELLO — Ariel M. Billington of Pea Ridge has been named to the Dean’s List form the University of Arkansas at Monticello fall semester honors lists.


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Upcoming Games


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Kindergarten through Sixth-grade cheerleaders were:


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Upcoming Church Happenings


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Fourth, Fifth, Sixth-grade A & B Teams


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Wednesday, February 1


posted: 02/01/2012 6:03 a.m.

Two sides to the problem Oh, the light bulbs are there, all right. The only light bulb that our government has is a big ol’ tax light bulb. If there is a problem, then let’s go after the taxpayers because they’re an easy target. Could we possibly look for another solution to this problem besides dumping it on the taxpayers?