News 2012 July

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Wednesday, July 25

Head Start takes building

posted: 07/25/2012 12:17 a.m.

School officials are scrambling as they seek a solution to the need for dressing facilities at Blackhawk Stadium. On Monday, superintendent Rick Neal learned that Head Start will remove a building that has been used as the dressing room for visiting teams for the past four years.

AREA EVENTS: Mini Hot Rod Pull

posted: 07/25/2012 12:16 a.m.

Seligman Chamber of Commerce will have a Mini Hot Rod Pull (suped-up lawnmowers) at 8 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Ruby’s Event Park on Mo. Highway 37, south of Seligman.

Water, sewer rates increase

posted: 07/25/2012 12:15 a.m.

Water and sewer rates are increasing in order to pay for improvements to the water treatment plant to meet state-mandated guidelines. Work on the plant must begin by Sept. 1 to avoid fines, according to water/wastewater superintendent Ken Hayes.

SRO program being revisited by school/city

posted: 07/25/2012 12:14 a.m.

Four years after the school resource officer program ended, Pea Ridge city and school officials are again working on a memorandum of understanding to put a police officer back in the school as a School Resource Officer by the first of the school year.

Jury picks on tap today

posted: 07/25/2012 12:13 a.m.

Pre-trial motions were presented Tuesday morning in the first-degree murder trial of Danny Thomas. Evidentiary motions were filed according to prosecutor Jake Skouby.

From the Pastor’s Desk: God is still God

posted: 07/25/2012 12:12 a.m.

As I, like so many other people watch this tragedy unfold in Aurora, Colo., I am grateful for the outpouring of grief, prayers and support. I am also grateful that President Barak Obama and Governor Mitt Romney set aside (at least for one day) politics to call our nation into a time of reflection and prayer. The usual hate-filled discourse that often accompanies such events only compounds the problem at hand, so my gratitude goes out to these two leaders for their patriotic leadership calling for mourning and respect.

RECOLLECTIONS: 40 Years Ago Thursday, July 20, 1972

posted: 07/25/2012 12:09 a.m.

An effort was underway to re-activate the Pea Ridge Jaycees. The local Jaycees, once a very active local organization which sponsored numerous community projects and events, were in danger of losing their charter.

OBITUARIES: Northeast Benton County

posted: 07/25/2012 12:07 a.m.

Amanda “Mandy” Delese (Young) Bucher, 39, of Bentonville, died July 20, 2012, in Bentonville. She was born on Dec. 22, 1972, in Fayetteville.

CHURCH NEWS: First Baptist Church Garfield

posted: 07/25/2012 12:02 a.m.

VBS, “Amazing Wonders Aviation,” will be from 6 - 8:30 p.m. July 23 - July 27.

Out of My Mind: Rise to your created value

posted: 07/25/2012 midnight

Everyone has value, the problem arises when we fail to see each person’s unique value and measure them — or ourselves — by a faulty measuring line.

COLLEGE HONORS: Culea Abraham named President’s List

posted: 07/25/2012 midnight

Culea Abraham, of Sedalia, was named to the College of the Ozarks spring 2012 President’s List.

ARKANSAS SALES TAX HOLIDAY AUG. 4-5

posted: 07/25/2012 midnight

Act 757 of 2011 provides for a sales tax holiday in Arkansas during the first weekend of August each year.where state and local sales taxes are not collected or paid on the purchase of certain products.

Antique kitchen tools evoke memories of hot, tedious work

posted: 07/25/2012 midnight

Strolling through an antique event, one of the younger girls remarked at how nice that item would look on her entry-way hall. It was a three-foot long board with a large cole slaw cutter mounted in it. I reached over to see if the blades were sharp. They weren’t. When Dad comes in from the field for dinner he will need to sharpen it. Hello, back to the present! On the morning that there would be a big chore, I would stumble down the stairs after a call was done up the stairs. Out to the kitchen where Mom would have left the kerosene lamp lit so I could see to eat the left over oatmeal and fried eggs, or whatever had been left for me. Then, out to where the activity was already going on. I sit down on a broken chair, no back.

Library Notes: Stop by the library and stay cool

posted: 07/25/2012 midnight

Wouldn’t the sound of rain drops falling on the lawn sound good? And let’s add cooler temperatures to that dream. I must say that the library patrons are still getting to the library even in the oppressive heat.

County man guilty of child porn charges

posted: 07/25/2012 midnight

A rural Pea Ridge man was sentenced to 60 years in prison after he admitted to engaging in sex acts with a 14-year-old girl via the Internet.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Pea Ridge Youth Baseball awards ceremony set

posted: 07/25/2012 midnight

Pea Ridge Youth Baseball will hold its annual awards ceremony from 6 - 10 p.m.

SCHOOL NEWS

posted: 07/25/2012 midnight

Pea Ridge School District is currently accepting applications for substitutes for the 2012-2013 School year. If interested, pick up a packet from the superintendent’s office.

Moving furnishings

posted: 07/25/2012 midnight

They’ve got to move it move it!

Rains wins Big Sugar golf tournament

posted: 07/25/2012 midnight

Brent Rains was crowned club champion of the Big Sugar Golf Club Championship tournament after firing a two-day total of 148. The tournament was held on Saturday, July 14, and Sunday, July 15.

COMMUNITY EVENTS: Booths available Volunteers needed

posted: 07/25/2012 midnight

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.

SHILOH MUSEUM

posted: 07/25/2012 midnight

Civil War Roundtable The Northwest Arkansas Civil War Roundtable will meet at 7 p.m. Thursday, July 26, at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

McGaughys celebrate 40 years together

posted: 07/25/2012 midnight

Mr. and Mrs. Russell McGaughy of Pea Ridge recently celebrated 40 years together.

Webbs celebrate 50th anniversary

posted: 07/25/2012 midnight

Kent and Mary Margaret Webb celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary in Destin, Fla., this summer with their daughter Lisa Crowder and her husband Todd, along with their three children Lindsey, Reece and Dawson.

Manhunt results in arrest

posted: 07/25/2012 midnight

A manhunt on Patton Road around 8 p.m.

Devor represents state at national summit

posted: 07/25/2012 midnight

A Pea Ridge student was one of two students selected to represent Arkansas at the 2012 Washington Youth Summit on the Environment in Washington, D.C.

ADH ADVISES ARKANSANS TO CONSERVE WATER DURING TIMES OF DROUGHT

posted: 07/25/2012 midnight

The current period of drought and high temperatures has resulted in public water systems in the state experiencing very high water demands. In many cases, public water systems have had to request that their customers observe water conservation measures such as lawn watering on alternating days, etc. The Arkansas Department of Health (ADH) is urging compliance with water conservation requests made by public water systems during these summertime peak water demand periods.

Now & Then: Pea Ridge Centennial in 1950

posted: 07/25/2012 midnight

I was 10 years old when we held the Pea Ridge Centennial in 1950. Although I am getting older and sometimes am a bit forgetful, the centennial celebration was one of those events that feels like it was just yesterday to me. I believe it was Aug. 5, 1950, that the celebration began, and it continued for nearly a week.

Wednesday, July 18

Trial to begin in murder of Bone

posted: 07/18/2012 12:52 a.m.

“You prepare yourself (for death), when someone’s ill.

Bull’s kick has punch

posted: 07/18/2012 12:51 a.m.

As a farmer, he’s had his share of accidents, but the most recent one was a whopper.

Alumni recall school days

posted: 07/18/2012 12:49 a.m.

From Homer Walker of the Class of 1938 to Karen Shelton of the Class of 2012, about 190 former students, teachers and graduates of the Pea Ridge schools reunited Saturday for the annual Pea Ridge Alumni Association gathering.

Pastor’s Corner: Grace is sufficient

posted: 07/18/2012 12:48 a.m.

I have recently been reading and reflecting on a portion of the Apostle Paul’s second letter to the Corinthian churches, found in Chapter 12, verses 1-10, and I have become increasingly fascinated with the outlook he presents.

RECOLLECTIONS: 40 Years Ago Thursday, July 13, 1972 Pea Ridge Graphic

posted: 07/18/2012 12:47 a.m.

Miss Debra Easley, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Easley, was crowned Miss Pea Ridge of 1972. Belinda Yockum, daughter of Mrs. Sharon Yockum and the late Leonard Yockum, was crowned Miss Tiny Tot. John King, son of Mr. and Mrs. Bob King, was named Mr. Tiny Tot.

CHURCH NEWS: First Baptist Church Garfield

posted: 07/18/2012 12:46 a.m.

VBS, “Amazing Wonders Aviation,” will be from 6 - 8:30 p.m. July 23 - July 27 for ages 4 through sixth grade.

OBITUARIES: Northeast Benton County

posted: 07/18/2012 12:45 a.m.

Elsie Mae Dillow Broadbooks, 91, of Fairview, Mo., died July 15, 2012, at Granby House in Granby, Mo. She was born Sept. 12, 1920, in Humboldt, Kan., to James Moore and Leta Juanita Butler Moore.

Out of My Mind: New look, same heart, for school

posted: 07/18/2012 12:42 a.m.

Nearly 200 former students and teachers from Pea Ridge schools gathered Saturday for the Alumni Association reunion. They ranged in age from very young grandchildren of students to former students and teachers in their 80s and 90s. But, they all had one thing in common — their connection with the Pea Ridge schools.

Lynch Pen: Time for soul searching about priorities

posted: 07/18/2012 12:41 a.m.

A couple of recent, well publicized, events indicate that our nation should step back and take a serious, soul-searching look at itself.

Library Notes: Donation$ needed for new library

posted: 07/18/2012 12:39 a.m.

Each week as I sit down to write my column I try to remember the happenings of the past week for inspiration — the children’s story hour (which is going very well), the sign-up for the summer reading program (not nearly as many signing up as we had hoped), lots of books being checked out — but, the one thing that really surprised me is that there are still a lot of people in the Pea Ridge area that are not aware of our plans to move into a different location by year’s end. Perhaps it is time to devote this column to bringing everyone up to date on our progress.

Guest Column: It’s a mind game

posted: 07/18/2012 12:38 a.m.

Golf’s toughest fairway, the five inches between your ears!

A patch of paradise

posted: 07/18/2012 12:37 a.m.

For three years, heavy sack by heavy sack, Lisa and Paul Majors’ home has grown from their patch of paradise nestled on the northeast side of Benton County’s Posey Mountain.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Football camp scheduled

posted: 07/18/2012 12:35 a.m.

The 2012 Blackhawk Football Camp will be from 5 - 7 p.m. Tuesday, July 17, through Friday, July 20, at the Blackhawk indoor facility.

Ridger Sports: Pride and recognition

posted: 07/18/2012 12:34 a.m.

Although Pea Ridge sports teams do not officially begin practice for the 2012-2013 sports seasons until July, lots of local athletes are already logging many hours of preparation in anticipation of the new school year.

SCHOOL NEWS: Pea Ridge School District substitute training

posted: 07/18/2012 12:32 a.m.

Pea Ridge School District is currently accepting applications for substitutes for the 2012-2013 School year. If interested, pick up a packet from the superintendent’s office.

Village Players ‘Godspell’ tickets on sale now

posted: 07/18/2012 12:31 a.m.

If you’ve seen the musical “Godspell” before, don’t expect the upcoming Village Players production to be exactly the same. It won’t be. The songs are the same. The stories told are the same, but the characters telling the stories and the way they tell those stories are unique to this production.

COLLEGE HONORS: Crawford on Dean’s List

posted: 07/18/2012 12:30 a.m.

Bryce Crawford of Pea Ridge was named to the University of Arkansas Law School in Fayetteville Dean’s List for the 2012 spring semester.

DAISY WATER FUN

posted: 07/18/2012 12:28 a.m.

Girls entering kindergarten are invited to Pea Ridge City Park for water games and information on becoming a Daisy Girl Scout from 6 - 7:30 p.m. Sunday, July 29.

AREA EVENTS: Mini Hot Rod Pull scheduled

posted: 07/18/2012 12:27 a.m.

Seligman Chamber of Commerce will have a Mini Hot Rod Pull (supped-up lawnmowers) at 7 p.m. Saturday, July 28, at the Ruby’s Event Park on Mo. Highway 37, south of Seligman.

Community First gets A

posted: 07/18/2012 12:24 a.m.

Community First Bank recently received an “A” grade for the number of small business loans it makes according to bankinggrades.com. Banking Grades gives every FDIC-insured bank in the country a grade based on the number of loans it makes to small businesses. The website bankinggrades. com is designed to help small business owners find a bank that provides the best loan.

LITTLE FLOCK POLICE HONORED

posted: 07/18/2012 12:23 a.m.

The Little Flock Police Department was honored recently with the Seven Seals Award from the Arkansas Committee for Employer Support of the Guard and Reserve, an agency of the Department of Defense.

Gastineau family holds cousins reunion

posted: 07/18/2012 12:22 a.m.

The grandchildren of the late Geneva Hall Gastineau held a Cousins Reunion at the Pea Ridge First Baptist Church on June 30, 2012.

CLUB NEWS: New Meadowbrook Home Extension Club

posted: 07/18/2012 12:21 a.m.

Members of New Meadowbrook Home Extension Club met for their regular monthly meeting at Autumn Place Assisted Living in Pea Ridge on June 13.

COMMUNITY EVENTS: NEBCO grilled chicken take-out slated

posted: 07/18/2012 12:20 a.m.

The grilled chicken take-out by NEBCO Fire/EMS Department is from 10 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, July 21, at the NEBCO Community Center parking lot, U.S. Hwy. 62 in Garfield.

PEA RIDGE NATIONAL MILITARY PARK

posted: 07/18/2012 12:18 a.m.

Beginning Sunday, July 15, the Pea Ridge National Military Park Visitor Center will be open from 8:30 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. seven days a week.

Wednesday, July 11

Firefighters suffer effects of heat

posted: 07/11/2012 12:56 a.m.

Donning heavy turnout gear to protect them from the flames, firefighters battle heat exhaustion as well as flames, and three firefighters learned that all too well recently.

Pageant delayed by rain

posted: 07/11/2012 12:55 a.m.

Halee Bowman, last year’s Jr. Miss Pea Ridge, was crowned Miss Pea Ridge 2012 Friday night after the pageant and fair were delayed by rain and strong winds.

Drugs, cash confiscated

posted: 07/11/2012 12:53 a.m.

What began as a routine traffic stop about 7:30 p.m. Friday turned into a high-speed pursuit down a dirt road and ultimately into an arrest and confiscation of drugs and cash. A Pea Ridge police officer saw the driver of a vehicle “doing donuts” on the roadway on Benton County 40 at Mariano Road. When he attempted to make a traffic stop, the driver fled southbound on Mariano Road.

Pastor’s Corner: Where everyone knows my name

posted: 07/11/2012 12:53 a.m.

There is a place I like to go where everyone recognizes the car I drive and everyone there knows and calls me by my name and are so used to seeing me, they know what I want before I can tell them.

RECOLLECTIONS: 40 Years Ago Thursday, July 6, 1972 Pea Ridge Graphic

posted: 07/11/2012 12:51 a.m.

The five contestants competing for Miss Pea Ridge 1972 were Quilla Heston, Debbie Clanton, Debbie Easley, Karen Gilchrist and Geraldean Glasscock.

CHURCH NEWS: First Baptist Church Garfield

posted: 07/11/2012 12:50 a.m.

Youth and children’s camp will be July 9- 13.

OBITUARIES: Northeast Benton County

posted: 07/11/2012 12:49 a.m.

Jacob “Jake” Allen Wages, 23, died Friday, July 6, 2012, in Joplin, Mo. He was born June 28, 1989, in Rogers, Ark.

Out of My Mind: Community writers win awards

posted: 07/11/2012 12:47 a.m.

The cooperative work of many people makes The Times truly a community newspaper. Every pastor in the area has been invited to contribute a column regularly and many take advantage of that.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Fireworks enjoyed

posted: 07/11/2012 12:46 a.m.

That was the most AWESOME fireworks display I had seen in years! I really enjoyed being there to watch it and have fun the fair.

Guest Column: Planting a summer garden

posted: 07/11/2012 12:45 a.m.

I don’t remember ever not having a garden.

Now & Then: Just trying to stay cool

posted: 07/11/2012 12:43 a.m.

Two old farmers were talking one hot summer day. One says, “What’r ye doin’ ta stay cool?” “Nuttin’ ,” the other says, “as much of it as I can!” Sometimes it seems that “nuttin’” is about all a man can do, at least when it comes to staying cool on hot, dry summer days like these we’re having.

COMMUNITY EVENTS: Pea Ridge High School Alumni Day scheduled

posted: 07/11/2012 12:42 a.m.

Pea Ridge High School Alumni Day is from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the cafeteria of Pea Ridge High School on West Pickens Street.

CLUB NEWS: Granny’s Quilts of Love

posted: 07/11/2012 12:40 a.m.

Granny’s Quilts of Love met at 9:30 a.m. June 17 at Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church in Pea Ridge. There were16 members present and Judy Fortner’s granddaughters, Jessica Fortner, Lilly Fortner and Emma Fortner were guests, along with Sarah Doyle.

Ridger Sports: Does it take stars to reach for them?

posted: 07/11/2012 12:40 a.m.

As the 2012 football season slowly begins to take shape amid the polls and “expert” predictions, fans and supporters alike try to discern just how good their team might be this year.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Pea Ridge Youth Cheerleading registration slated

posted: 07/11/2012 12:38 a.m.

Pea Ridge Youth Cheerleading registration will be from 6 - 7 p.m. July 16 - 17 at Pea Ridge City Park.

Blackhawks sharpen passing skills

posted: 07/11/2012 12:37 a.m.

To further sharpen their passing skills for the upcoming football season, the Pea Ridge Blackhawks are competing this summer in the Northwest Arkansas Passing League.

COLLEGE HONORS: University of Arkansas graduates

posted: 07/11/2012 12:35 a.m.

Pea Ridge students who graduated from the University of Arkansas in Fayetteville in the 2012 Spring graduation include...

SCHOOL NEWS: Pea Ridge School District substitute training

posted: 07/11/2012 12:34 a.m.

Pea Ridge School District is currently accepting applications for substitutes for the 2012-2013 School year. If interested, pick up a packet from the superintendent’s office.

Pea Ridge Artsonia wins 1st third time

posted: 07/11/2012 12:33 a.m.

When the 2011-2012 school term came to an official close on June 30, Pea Ridge Elementary School again earned the top spot in general excellence among Arkansas schools participating in the Artsonia Arts Challenge.

Wednesday, July 4

Fireworks display still on

posted: 07/04/2012 2:16 a.m.

Fireworks will be lit as part of the scheduled display Wednesday, July 4, as part of the annual Pea Ridge Fair.

Beans, bullets and Band-Aids

posted: 07/04/2012 2:15 a.m.

Logistics, the detailed coordination of a complex operation involving many people, facilities or supplies, has always been important on the battlefield.

The Times: No. 1 small weekly

posted: 07/04/2012 2:14 a.m.

For the third time in the past six years, The Times of Northeast Benton County was awarded first place in general excellence in the small weekly division this past week at the Arkansas Press Association convention held in Little Rock this year.

Theft solved

posted: 07/04/2012 2:13 a.m.

Within less than a week after a burglary was reported, a neighbor of the victim was arrested and some of the stolen items were recovered, according to Pea Ridge police.

Spivey pleads guilty to theft

posted: 07/04/2012 2:12 a.m.

Former church treasurer Cathy Spivey admitted stealing thousands of dollars from Twelve Corners Baptist Church.

Mayor: 1st VP

posted: 07/04/2012 2:11 a.m.

Mayor Jackie Crabtree was selected first vice president of the Arkansas Municipal League during the 78th convention in Hot Springs. Crabtree will serve as president next year.

Pastor’s Corner: I’m not a sports fan

posted: 07/04/2012 2:10 a.m.

Although I played basketball, baseball and football from sixth grade through the first half of my sophomore year (we moved), I’m not much of a sports fan; I more or less played just to have something to do besides milk cows, clean barns and chicken houses — you know, the basic farm work country boys did in the ’50s and ’60s.

RECOLLECTIONS: 40 Years Ago Thursday, June 29, 1972 Pea Ridge Graphic

posted: 07/04/2012 2:09 a.m.

A special meeting of the Pea Ridge School Board was the first after the new superintendent, Roy A. Roe, assumed his duties. The meeting was called in order to begin interviewing and hiring faculty members for positions that had not been filled.

CHURCH NEWS: First Baptist Church Garfield

posted: 07/04/2012 2:08 a.m.

Youth and children’s camp will be July 9 - July 13.

OBITUARIES: Northeast Benton County

posted: 07/04/2012 2:07 a.m.

Johnnie Floyd Demaree, 90, of Pea Ridge died Friday, June 29, 2012, at Highlands Nursing Home in Bella Vista.

Out of My Mind: Freedom celebrated

posted: 07/04/2012 2:06 a.m.

The Fourth of July, Independence Day, commemorates the adoption of the Declaration of Independence July 4, 1776, when the 13 colonies of America declared independence from Great Britain.

Lynch Pen: Government power increases with definition of ‘fine’ or ‘tax’

posted: 07/04/2012 2:05 a.m.

The long-awaited decision on the validity of Obamacare was finally handed down by the United States Supreme Court.

Library Notes: Now two Story Hours at library

posted: 07/04/2012 2:04 a.m.

I hope all of you have found a way to stay cool during this hot weather. The heat seems to be the reason many of you have not been to the library. Let’s hope this heat breaks soon so you can get back to the library.

’Til Next Time: Mule Jump is in Readers’ Digest

posted: 07/04/2012 2:03 a.m.

I was pleased to see that the Pea Ridge Mule Jump had a write up in the July/ August issue of “Readers Digest.” It was in the “We hear you, America,” section.

Now & Then: Swallows find a home at school

posted: 07/04/2012 2:02 a.m.

We have a family of barn swallows who seem to enjoy being at school at the School Heritage Building on the downtown campus in Pea Ridge.

COMMUNITY EVENTS: Pea Ridge High School Alumni Day scheduled

posted: 07/04/2012 2 a.m.

Pea Ridge High School Alumni Day is from 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. Saturday, July 14, at the cafeteria of Pea Ridge High School on West Pickens Street.

AREA EVENTS: Dance is Thursday

posted: 07/04/2012 1:59 a.m.

Seligman community dance will be at 7 p.m.Thursday July 5, atthe Seligman community building.

Fletchers wed 50 years ago

posted: 07/04/2012 1:57 a.m.

The children and grandchildren of Gene and Virginia Fletcher invite all of their family and friends to celebrate Gene and Virginia’s 50th wedding anniversary on Sunday, July 15.

Reynolds-Peronia wed

posted: 07/04/2012 1:56 a.m.

Jessica Ann Reynolds and James Douglas Peronia were united in marriage on Saturday, May 19, 2012, at 2 o’clock in the afternoon, at First Baptist Church of Fort Smith.

Ridger Sports: Coaches vote ’Hawks fifth in pre-season poll

posted: 07/04/2012 1:55 a.m.

In no surprise to those who read the yearly preseason poll of high school football districts, the Pea Ridge Blackhawks have been voted fifth best in the league after a vote was taken of the 4A-1 coaches. This information was released in the 2012 Hooten’s Arkansas Football guide which has data on every football team in the state.

Pitts moves up and on

posted: 07/04/2012 1:54 a.m.

Pea Ridge girls’ track coach Charley Clark knew all season that he was going to move freshman Emma Pitts up to the varsity squad for the 4A-1 District Meet.

SPORTS BRIEF: Time for football sign-up

posted: 07/04/2012 1:53 a.m.

Sign-ups for Pea Ridge Youth Football are from 6-8 p.m. July 9-10, at Pea Ridge City Park.

Artists lauded at Gilcrease

posted: 07/04/2012 1:51 a.m.

A contingent of Pea Ridge elementary school artists made the trek to Tulsa recently to be honored in a reception at the Gilcrease Museum of American Art.

SHILOH MUSEUM HAPPENINGS: Dating historic photos

posted: 07/04/2012 1:51 a.m.

Shiloh Museum photo archivist Marie Demeroukas will present “The Dating Game: Ways to Determine the Age of Your Family Photos,” at noon Wednesday, July 18, at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

SCHOOL SUBSTITUTE TRAINING SET

posted: 07/04/2012 1:49 a.m.

Pea Ridge School District is currently accepting applications for substitutes for the 2012-2013 School year. If interested, pick up a packet from the superintendent’s office.

SCHOOL NEWS: Two graduate from Tech

posted: 07/04/2012 1:48 a.m.

Samantha Jo Barnes and Andrew Marble, both of Garfield, graduated from Arkansas Tech University in Russellville recently.

Art classes held in summer by McGee

posted: 07/04/2012 1:47 a.m.

Several local youth artists have completed their first session of Summer Art ’12 with new enrollment allowed for the second session which begins July 6.