News 2012 May

Stories for May 2012

Wednesday, May 30

Sen. Boozman honors Wentz

posted: 05/30/2012 1:45 a.m.

David Wentz has a formula for success in his Pea Ridge Chemistry class. The high school teacher received the National Math and Science Initiative (NMSI) All American Teacher of the Year Award at a ceremony in Washington, recognizing his dedication to students and the teaching profession.

“They saved my life!”

posted: 05/30/2012 1:43 a.m.

“They saved my life,” Jeannine Rainone said of the emergency ambulance personnel with Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire/EMS Department.

Service is his specialty

posted: 05/30/2012 1:42 a.m.

Opening a new business may be a scary venture, but it’s not new for Richie Winn, owner of Northwest Arkansas Truck Accessories at 129 Ellis Lane. Winn says his service is the one of the best things he has to offer.

Pastor’s Corner: Sun/Son exposes all

posted: 05/30/2012 1:41 a.m.

It happens every year and it gives us all something to talk about, yes summer is right around the corner. The sun is bright and the temperature is rising. Soon, we will all be talking about how hot it is outside, almost like it’s a surprise to us. It’s almost as though we don’t realize that every year the temperature hovers around 95 to100 and the humidity rises. Yet, there we are having conversations with total strangers talking about the heat.

RECOLLECTIONS: 40 Years Ago Thursday, May 25, 1972 Pea Ridge Graphic

posted: 05/30/2012 1:40 a.m.

Pea Ridge School superintendent Andrew Widener presented the Dr. Lee O. Greene Memorial Plaque. Contributions made in the name of Lee O. Greene helped provide the Pea Ridge High School Science Lab.

CHURCH NEWS: New Life Church Pea Ridge

posted: 05/30/2012 1:39 a.m.

Loaves and Fishes food pantry is from 9-11 a.m. the first and third Tuesday each month and from 5-7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. For information, call 451-9333.

OBITUARIES: Northeast Benton County

posted: 05/30/2012 1:38 a.m.

Johnny Clifford Danner, Sr., 75, of Garfield, died Tuesday, May 22, at Mercy Medical Center.

Lynch Pen: A good judge can make a difference in a young life

posted: 05/30/2012 1:36 a.m.

We are coming off another election and will have some new faces in positions of leadership and many people re-elected to positions where they have demonstrated their abilities to the voters’ satisfaction.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Be frugal and free

posted: 05/30/2012 1:35 a.m.

Benjamin Franklin wrote, “Creditors have better memories than debtors... the borrower is a slave to the lender, and the debtor to the creditor, disdain the chain, preserve your freedom and maintain your independence, be industrious and free, be frugal and free.”

Library Notes: Books about Ozarks in library

posted: 05/30/2012 1:33 a.m.

It does not seem possible that another week has flown by. This has been an incredibly busy week at the library. Several people have stopped by or called to get information on the Story Hour and the Summer Reading Program. I am pleased to have so much interest in the library and our programs.

Now & Then: Blacksmiths, welders, repairmen of the past

posted: 05/30/2012 1:32 a.m.

In today’s way of life, we have become accustomed to discarding a machine or apparatus that gets old or broken and replacing it with a new one.

COMMUNITY EVENTS: Rockin’ the Ridge slated

posted: 05/30/2012 1:31 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Parks Commission will host “Rockin’ the Ridge” with the band 100 Proof from 5-9 p.m. Saturday, June 16, at Pea Ridge City Park. The concert is free to the public. There will be concessions on site.

AREA EVENTS: Seligman auction set

posted: 05/30/2012 1:30 a.m.

Seligman Chamber of Commerce will hold an auction at 5:30 p.m. Monday, June 4, at the Chamber Event Center on Missouri Hwy. 37 north of Seligman. Consignment items or donated items are being taken.

Fosters celebrate 50 years

posted: 05/30/2012 1:28 a.m.

Ronnie Foster and Charlotte Fletcher were married June 2, 1962. They will be honored with a drop-in reception at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 2, at 9400 Arkansas Hwy. 94 in Pea Ridge.

Wiltgen and Witcher wed

posted: 05/30/2012 1:27 a.m.

Melissa Rae Wiltgen and Benjamin James Witcher, both from Benton, Ark., were wed May 18, 2012, in Benton.

Ridger Sports: Blackhawk Emma Pitts is newcomer of the year

posted: 05/30/2012 1:26 a.m.

Last week the northwest Arkansas news group named freshman Emma Pitts the “Newcomer of the Year” award in the sport of track and field.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Pea Ridge Youth Football sign ups set

posted: 05/30/2012 1:24 a.m.

Sign-ups for Pea Ridge Youth Football are from 6-8 p.m. July 9-10, at Pea Ridge City Park. Sign-ups are for students entering second through sixth grades in the fall.

COLLEGE HONORS: Billington named to Dean’s List

posted: 05/30/2012 1:23 a.m.

Ariel M. Billington of Pea Ridge was named to the University of Arkansas at Monticello Dean’s List.

Wednesday, May 23

City OKs ambulance purchase

posted: 05/23/2012 1:52 a.m.

A second ambulance unit has been approved for purchase by Pea Ridge City Council members at a special Council meeting Monday afternoon. The Council waived competitive bidding and approved financing from Arvest Bank at 2.77 percent for $129,900.

Fire chief barred from driving

posted: 05/23/2012 1:51 a.m.

Fire Chief Frank Rizzio is suspended from driving any Fire Department vehicle for four weeks as a result of rolling and destroying a tanker Wednesday, March 14, Mayor Jackie Crabtree confirmed.

Miraculously spared

posted: 05/23/2012 1:49 a.m.

A Pea Ridge man is back home recuperating from injuries received in a one-vehicle accident Saturday morning after spending several days in ICU at Washington Regional Hospital.

Police ticket peddlers

posted: 05/23/2012 1:49 a.m.

Door-to-door salesmen have been telling residents there has been an increase in break-ins in town. That is not true, according to police.

Pastor’s Corner: Angry Christians hurt Christ

posted: 05/23/2012 1:48 a.m.

God has been using some guys like Andy Stanley and Reggie Joiner to help me think about how Christians often seem to respond to people. It seems that some of us who claim the name of Jesus appear to be angry a lot. Maybe part of it is amplified for me because it’s an election year.

RECOLLECTIONS: 40 Years Ago Thursday, May 18, 1972 Pea Ridge Graphic

posted: 05/23/2012 1:47 a.m.

An ordinance regulating the size of lots on which permanent homes and mobile homes may be constructed, or located, was passed by the Pea Ridge City Council.

CHURCH NEWS: New Life Church Pea Ridge

posted: 05/23/2012 1:46 a.m.

Loaves and Fishes food pantry is from 9-11 a.m. the first and third Tuesday each month and from 5-7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. For information, call 451-9333.

OBITUARIES: Northeast Benton County

posted: 05/23/2012 1:44 a.m.

Walter Ray DeWitt, 83, of Garfield, died Friday, May 18, at his home. He was born Jan. 30, 1929, in Helena, Okla., to Sidney Ivan DeWitt and Edith Frances Montague DeWitt.

Lynch Pen: Looking at political elections from a aged perspective

posted: 05/23/2012 1:44 a.m.

When one passes the age of 70, one starts to view life differently, I think.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Too much government interference

posted: 05/23/2012 1:42 a.m.

I find it a little ironic that the Republican Party that bemoans government regulation wants to regulate two of the most personal aspects of our lives — that being marriage and abortion.

Out of My Mind: Be what you want to teach

posted: 05/23/2012 1:41 a.m.

“Practice what you preach.” “Do as I say but not as I do.” Child training happens constantly even when the adults in the child’s life don’t intend to be training.

Library Notes: Time for reading this summer?

posted: 05/23/2012 1:40 a.m.

Hasn’t the weather been wonderful the few weeks?

Now & Then: Making music in school and community

posted: 05/23/2012 1:38 a.m.

When I was going to Pea Ridge School in the 1940s and 1950s, we had no school band or choir. We did have a Glee Club for a couple of years.

COMMUNITY EVENTS: Optimist Club selling flags

posted: 05/23/2012 1:36 a.m.

For an annual contribution of $30, the Pea Ridge Optimist Club will place a 3- by 5-foot American flag with a 10-foot metal pole curbside on the seven holidays days designated.

COMMUNITY EVENTS: Bathrooms closed at night

posted: 05/23/2012 1:35 a.m.

Bathrooms at Pea Ridge City Park will be locked at 10 p.m. and unlocked at 8 a.m., according to David Farr, a member of the Pea Ridge Parks Commission.

Camps celebrate golden anniversary

posted: 05/23/2012 1:34 a.m.

Sharon and Derry Camp were married June 2, 1962.

Ridger Sports: What a school year!

posted: 05/23/2012 1:33 a.m.

With the faculty, staff, administration and supporters coming together Monday for a last day pizza luncheon and farewell tribute to those retiring or leaving the Pea Ridge district, the 2011-2012 school year came to a close.

Tulsa museum opens Pea Ridge art exhibit

posted: 05/23/2012 1:32 a.m.

Fifty young artists have been selected to be a part of a special “The Art of Pea Ridge” exhibit that opens this week in the Gilcrease Museum of American Art in Tulsa, Oklahoma.

Wednesday, May 16

Love of guns led to college course

posted: 05/16/2012 12:42 a.m.

He first fired a gun when he was 5 years old, he spends every spare minute working with guns, shooting, hunting, but never considered that his passion for guns could become his career.

City book found

posted: 05/16/2012 12:41 a.m.

One of several books reported missing by Mayor David White has been found, White said Tuesday.

Click it or ticket

posted: 05/16/2012 12:40 a.m.

Motorists in Pea Ridge may face tickets if they fail to buckle their seat belts.

School opens bus garage replete with wash bay

posted: 05/16/2012 12:39 a.m.

A new 4,500-square foot transportation garage with offices, a conference room, work stations and a wash bay was recently opened and dedicated for Pea Ridge schools.

Arrest made for robbery

posted: 05/16/2012 12:38 a.m.

A man turned himself in to the Benton County Jail Monday,May 7, after learning a warrant had been issued for his arrest for an armed robbery in Pea Ridge.

From the Pastor’s Desk: Advice to grads

posted: 05/16/2012 12:37 a.m.

To the Graduates of 2012: In my life, I have had more than my fair share of graduations, weddings and funerals.

RECOLLECTIONS: 40 Years Ago Thursday, May 11, 1972 Pea Ridge Graphic

posted: 05/16/2012 12:36 a.m.

At a special meeting, the Pea Ridge School Board voted to hire Roy A. Roe of Foreman, Ark., as the new superintendent of Pea Ridge Schools.

OBITUARIES: Northeast Benton County

posted: 05/16/2012 12:35 a.m.

Edward Gonzales, 81, a resident of Garfield, died Thursday, May 10, 2012, at his home. He was born in Oceanside, Calif., on Oct.

CHURCH NEWS: New Life Church Pea Ridge

posted: 05/16/2012 12:33 a.m.

Loaves and Fishes food pantry is from 9-11 a.m. the first and third Tuesday each month and from 5-7 p.m. the third Tuesday of the month. For information, call 451-9333.

Library Notes: Reading is a privilege, use it!

posted: 05/16/2012 12:31 a.m.

This past weekend was not the best I have had.

Lynch Pen: Is term limits a viable option?

posted: 05/16/2012 12:31 a.m.

The defeat of six-term Republican Sen. Dick Lugar of Indiana seems to be a source of more political news than the Republican Party’s presidential primary.

’Til Next Time: Musings on milkings

posted: 05/16/2012 12:29 a.m.

I had been waiting for the flower boxes on the front of the dairy barn and one day, there they were. Thank you!

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR: Unhappy with Council and mayor

posted: 05/16/2012 12:28 a.m.

In the beginning, Gateway public water was formed by local volunteers who did all the leg work at their expense to get funds needed for the water system for Gateway and surrounding areas. For 31 years, board members met monthly at City Hall to conduct business and keep water rates as low as possible. These peopled donated their time and gas to meet. Unlike City Council members, they are not paid $100 each for attendance.

Now & Then: Goings on at School Heritage Building

posted: 05/16/2012 12:27 a.m.

The New/Old Pea Ridge School Heritage Building has been many things to many different Pea Ridgers through it’s near a century of existence.

COMMUNITY EVENTS: Fundraiser for Dye set

posted: 05/16/2012 12:26 a.m.

A “Two Dog Night” fundraiser for Mrs. Marlene Dye is scheduled from 3-5 :30 p.m. May 17, at Garfield Elementary School.

CLUB NEWS: Benton County Democrats

posted: 05/16/2012 12:25 a.m.

Benton County Democrats will meet at the Elks Lodge, S. 40th Street (Promenade Blvd.) in Rogers at 11:30 a.m. Monday, May 21. This is a change from the usual fourth Monday.

AREA EVENTS: Inside yard sale slated

posted: 05/16/2012 12:24 a.m.

Spaces are available for rent at an inside yard sale sponsored by the Seligman Chamber of Commerce Friday, May 18, and Saturday, May 19, at the Seligman Event Center north of Seligman on Missouri Highway 37.

COMMUNITY EVENTS: Booths for Pea Ridge Mule Jump available

posted: 05/16/2012 12:22 a.m.

The 24th Annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump is scheduled for Saturday, Oct. 13.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Golf tournament scheduled

posted: 05/16/2012 12:21 a.m.

The 15th Roger Crafton Memorial Tournament, hosted by the Rogers Optimist Club, will be Friday, June 1, at Lost Springs Golf Club in Little Flock.

MEMORIAL DAY EVENTS: Country breakfast slated

posted: 05/16/2012 12:20 a.m.

NEBCO FIRE/EMS will hold the annual Memorial Day “Country Breakfast” fund raiser from 7-10 a.m. Monday, May 28, in the NEBCO Community Center, 17823 Marshall St. (U.S. Hwy. 62), Garfield. A complete breakfast including sausage, bacon, ham, eggs, hash browns, pancakes, biscuits and gravy with drink is just $7 for adults, $4 for kids 5-12 and free for kids under 5. All proceeds go to NEBCO Emergency Medical Services ALS ambulance service.

Man who found boys wanted for molestation in Washington state

posted: 05/16/2012 12:19 a.m.

A man called police to report finding two small children wandering on Asboth Street, but, as the story unfolded more questions were raised than answered.

Martfeld graduates from Coast Guard Academy

posted: 05/16/2012 12:18 a.m.

Cadet First Class Alex C. Martfeld of Pea Ridge will be one of 233 cadets to graduate from the U.S. Coast Guard Academy with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Marine and Environmental Science.

Galucki and Morgan to wed

posted: 05/16/2012 12:12 a.m.

Natalie Lynn Morgan of Pea Ridge, and Patrick Julian Galucki of Cabot, Ark., plan to marry June 16, 2012, at the Old Chapel on the campus of Williams Baptist College in Walnut Ridge, Ark.

Diamond ’Hawks exude talent

posted: 05/16/2012 12:11 a.m.

Baseball Blackhawks fought a good fight in the first round of the State Baseball Tournament in Harrison last week. In fact, the talent and work ethic of Pea Ridge students, under the guidance of veteran Blackhawk baseball coach John E. King, has taken Pea Ridge to more state tournaments than not in the past quarter of a century.

THE ROAD TO STATE: 4A North Regional at Harrison

posted: 05/16/2012 12:10 a.m.

The Blackhawks headed to the Class 4A state tournament after blanking Booneville.

Blankenship receives fellowship

posted: 05/16/2012 12:09 a.m.

Dillon Blankenship was selected to receive the prestigious Thomas J. Watson Fellowship.

Pea Ridge students honored for their performance on PLAN

posted: 05/16/2012 12:08 a.m.

More than two dozen Pea Ridge High School students were honored recently.

Ridger Sports: Football ’Hawks complete spring training

posted: 05/16/2012 12:08 a.m.

It has often been said that the most popular sport in Arkansas is football with the second most popular sport being spring football.

SPORTS BRIEF: Youth Cheerleading registration set

posted: 05/16/2012 12:06 a.m.

Pea Ridge Youth Cheerleading clinic/tryouts/registration for next school years fourth, fifth- and sixth-graders is from 2-5 p.m. Saturday, May 19, at Pea Ridge Primary School gym. Follow the bus lane to the back of school and enter through the back door.

Wednesday, May 9

Giving honor to whom honor is due

posted: 05/09/2012 12:35 a.m.

He was just 17 in 1944. He’d been out of high school for one year and went to a junior college, but he wanted to serve his country. So, he lied.

Students commended for art work

posted: 05/09/2012 12:34 a.m.

Young students were applauded for their many awards in art by Pea Ridge School Board members Sandy Button, Jenny Wood, Darin Wright and Joshua Ramsey at Monday’s regular meeting. The youth led the Pledge of Allegiance to start the meeting and were then presented certificates by art teacher John McGee.

Day care OKd

posted: 05/09/2012 12:34 a.m.

A day-care business at a residence on Grace Court was approved by Planning Commission members with a condition requiring a review in five years. Amy Greek and Jennifer Carpenter appeared before planners Tuesday requesting the permit.

Pastor’s Corner: Venturing trust

posted: 05/09/2012 12:32 a.m.

Of all the qualities that serve to build strong relationships, whether we speak of our relationship to God through Jesus Christ, or of our relationship with our spouse, a friend or between parent and child, I know of none more fundamental, more fascinating or more amazing, than trust.

RECOLLECTIONS: 40 Years Ago Thursday, May 4, 1972 Pea Ridge Graphic

posted: 05/09/2012 12:31 a.m.

Athletic trophies were presented at the annual Athletic Banquet. Trophies were presented to: Jerry Collins and Larry Johnson, football; Gary Brown and John Brown, basketball; and Robert Goines and Darrell David, track.

CHURCH NEWS: Reddick Assembly of God, Garfield

posted: 05/09/2012 12:30 a.m.

The Foshe Family will sing and preach at Reddick Assembly of God, Garfield, at 9:45 a.m. Sunday, May 13. There will be a potluck meal followed by more singing. Everyone is invited.

OBITUARIES: Northeast Benton County

posted: 05/09/2012 12:29 a.m.

Sylvester C. Wright, 81, of Garfield, died Monday, April 23, 2012, at the Veterans Hospital in Little Rock, Ark. Wright was born Dec., 31, 1930, in Milwaukee, Wis., to John and Helen Wright.

Out of My Mind: Common sense isn’t common

posted: 05/09/2012 12:28 a.m.

Is common sense innate or learned?

Library Notes: Library receives grant money

posted: 05/09/2012 12:28 a.m.

The city and the library received some really good news last week — a $3,000 check from the Northwest Arkansas Economic Development District GIF. The GIF Grant is funding for the Pea Ridge Community Library renovation and expansion to property donated to the city by Mercy Health Systems of Northwest Arkansas. We owe a debt of gratitude to Donna Hutchinson, Arkansas State Representative, District 98, for her assistance in helping us secure this grant.

The Streets of Pea Ridge: Street names honor soldiers

posted: 05/09/2012 12:27 a.m.

Editor’s Note: The following article 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.

Lynch Pen: Politicians squabble like children

posted: 05/09/2012 12:26 a.m.

We’ve probably all heard the cliché , “I want the very best politicians money can buy.”

Now & Then: There’s lots going on at school Heritage Building

posted: 05/09/2012 12:25 a.m.

Sometimes progressing quietly, sometimes surging ahead, the renovations being carried out on the Pea Ridge School Heritage Building are making real progress. The School Heritage Building, variously named across the years as the S.E.E.K. building, counselor’s office, art classroom, old school lunchroom and old school shop, is currently leased to the Pea Ridge Historical Society, and is undergoing renewal and refreshment.

AREA EVENTS: Avoca spring clean-up scheduled

posted: 05/09/2012 12:24 a.m.

Avoca Spring Clean-Up is scheduled for 8:30 - 11 a.m. Saturday, May 12 at Town Hall. Pick up trash on town streets and park. There will be a dumpster for bulk items and a trailer for passenger tires and scrap metal.

CLUB NEWS: Granny’s Quilts of Love

posted: 05/09/2012 12:22 a.m.

Granny’s Quilts of Love met at 9:30 a.m. April 16, at Mt. Vernon Presbyterian church in Pea Ridge. Nancy Davis opened the meeting with a prayer and Mary Margaret Webb conducted the meeting. There were 15 members present.

Volunteers needed for Mule Jump committee

posted: 05/09/2012 12:21 a.m.

The committee for the Pea Ridge Mule Jump has begun meeting, according to chairman Nathan See.

Storm causes power outage

posted: 05/09/2012 12:20 a.m.

About 400 Carroll Electric customers were without power most of Tuesday, May 1, after a storm blew down a tree which broke three electric poles, according to Nancy Plagge, communications director for Carroll Electric Cooperative Service. “Three poles along Gann Ridge and U.S. Highway 62 were broken. There was no way to back feed,” Plagge said, adding that extra men and equipment were needed to repair the lines. Power was expected to be restored by 3 p.m., according to Plagge.


posted: 05/09/2012 12:19 a.m.

Benton County Cleanup will be from 8 a.m. - noon Saturday, May 19, at three county road departments: 1206 S.W. 14th Street (Hwy. 102), Bentonville 1700 S. Wimpy Jones Road, Garfield 200 Spavinaw Ave., Decatur Household hazardous waste will be accepted, as well as bulky household items and recycling. Document shredding will be available at the Bentonville location only.


posted: 05/09/2012 12:18 a.m.

The Seligman Cemetery Association will take donations over Memorial Day weekend.


posted: 05/09/2012 12:17 a.m.

Beta Alpha Chapter of E.S.A. will hold pageants in conjunction with the Pea Ridge Fair.

Habitat: A place to call their own

posted: 05/09/2012 12:16 a.m.

With tears of gratitude, Nancy DeShields thanked her co-workers from Car Mart, Habitat for Humanity officials and volunteers, members of Grace United Methodist Church, city officials and fellow Habitat homeowner Tammy Young who received her house in 2010.

From T-ball to state, they’ve played together

posted: 05/09/2012 12:15 a.m.

Senior Blackhawk ball players — softball and baseball — have played together for years and now bid one another adieu after graduation, although some hope to continue playing ball for recreation.

Six girls place at state

posted: 05/09/2012 12:14 a.m.

Six Pea Ridge athletes came home with awards from the Class AAAA State Girls Track and Field Championships held last week in Nashville.

Ridger Sports: Diamond Blackhawks head to state

posted: 05/09/2012 12:14 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Blackhawk baseball team upset Booneville in the opening round of regional competition to qualify for the 4A State Tournament set to begin Friday in Berryville.


posted: 05/09/2012 12:13 a.m.

Pea Ridge Youth Cheerleading will hold cheer clinic/tryouts/registration for next school years fourthfifth- and sixthgraders from 2-5 p.m.


posted: 05/09/2012 12:12 a.m.

The 2012 Bradford Marine and Rogers-Lowell Area Chamber of Commerce 21st Annual Buddy Bass Tournament is scheduled for Saturday, May 12, at Prairie Creek Pavilion on Beaver Lake.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Pea Ridge Athletic Banquet set

posted: 05/09/2012 12:11 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Athletic Banquet will be held at 6 p.m. Monday, May 14, at the Pea Ridge High School cafeteria.

From the Counselor’s Corner

posted: 05/09/2012 12:10 a.m.

The ACT will be administered nationally on June 9. You may register with a late fee until May 18.

Young artists garner nine awards in state capital

posted: 05/09/2012 12:08 a.m.

Local elementary artists captured a multitude of awards at the 6th Annual Arkansas Collaboration of the Arts Competition/Exhibition held in Little Rock last week.


posted: 05/09/2012 12:06 a.m.

School is almost out for the summer. At George Washington Carver National Monument on Saturday, May 19, there will be three special programs. Families may also hike the trails, see the park film, tour the exhibits, or complete the Jr. Ranger badge requirements from 9 a.m. - 5 p.m. Come and explore this national park. Old-Fashioned Toys and Games —11 a.m. - 1 p.m. Get moving with traditional games and toys. Join a park ranger at the Moses Carver House.

Stellpflug honored

posted: 05/09/2012 12:06 a.m.

Morgan Stellpflug, a senior management major at the Sam M. Walton College of Business at the University of Arkansas, was recognized for academic achievement at the college’s 2012 awards banquet.

Wednesday, May 2

Teachin’, huntin’ are Fuller’s passions

posted: 05/02/2012 2:18 a.m.

Combining his passions for hunting and teaching, Steven Fuller has launched an online video series for “The Huntin’ Ground.” “We don’t just shoot ’em, we grow ’em ” Fuller states on his web site.

Wards will change

posted: 05/02/2012 2:18 a.m.

City growth is forcing redistricting, said Mayor Jackie Crabtree.

Button fills School Board seat

posted: 05/02/2012 2:17 a.m.

Sandy Button was unanimously appointed to fill the vacant School Board seat at a special meeting Tuesday, April 24.

Pastor’s Corner: Well layed plans change

posted: 05/02/2012 2:16 a.m.

All it takes is one phone call to change your plans.

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

posted: 05/02/2012 2:15 a.m.

One of the biggest fires to occur in Pea Ridge in many years destroyed the main storage shed of the Pea Ridge Lumber and Hardware, and heavily damaged large portions of the main building. A local fireman, Tim Wood, suffered second degree burns to one hand while fighting the fire.

CHURCH NEWS: Twelve Corners Baptist Church

posted: 05/02/2012 2:13 a.m.

Sunday School is 10 a.m. Sundays, regular service is at 11 a.m. and 5 p.m. Sundays. Wednesday Bible study is at 7 p.m. For information, call 451-8905.

OBITUARIES: Northeast Benton County

posted: 05/02/2012 2:12 a.m.

Geneva Ruth McGinnis, 83, of Bentonville died Sunday, April 29, at Bradford House Care Center. She was born Sept. 30, 1928, at Seligman, Mo., to Kirtsy Still and Pansy Ruth Fine Still.


posted: 05/02/2012 2:10 a.m.

During a business check on the Intermediate School, police found an open door, which the officer secured.


posted: 05/02/2012 2:09 a.m.

Persons from northeast Benton County booked into the Benton County Jail this week include: Tuesday, April 24 7:39 a.m. Dewey Howell Pippen, Jr., 64, Pea Ridge, by Pea Ridge Police, for drunken, insane, and disorderly persons.

The Streets of Pea Ridge: City streets honor battle soldiers

posted: 05/02/2012 2:07 a.m.

Editor’s Note: The following article is from Billie Jines’ 1996 booklet, “The Streets of Pea Ridge.”

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thankful for support

posted: 05/02/2012 2:06 a.m.

To the people of Pea Ridge: We wish to thank everyone in Pea Ridge and the surrounding community for the hugs, cards and lovely things said about our mom, Betty Sanders. We so appreciate all of her friends here in town who shared their memories and showed their support at her visitation and funeral.

’Til Next Time: There but for the grace of God ...

posted: 05/02/2012 2:05 a.m.

As I scan the paper this morning, I read about Petrino, Judge Karren and the mother that took a child to the scene of a crime.

Lynch Pen: Judges have great responsibility

posted: 05/02/2012 2:03 a.m.

Last week for the first time as far back as I can remember, I endorsed a candidate for an elected office in this column.

Library Notes: New books ready to check out

posted: 05/02/2012 2:02 a.m.

Is it just me or is time really flying? Even the weather seems like it is June already. But I am not complaining.

COMMUNITY EVENTS: BBQ Chicken fundraiser set

posted: 05/02/2012 2:01 a.m.

The Pea Ridge band’s annual fundraiser, “BBQ Chicken in the Ditch,” will begin at 10 a.m. Friday, May 4, in the high school parking lot. Price for the chicken is $3.50 for a half chicken and $6 for a whole chicken.

Now & Then: What’s that again?

posted: 05/02/2012 2 a.m.

A few days ago at a meeting of the Pea Ridge Historical Society, we were talking about old garden tools and old ways of doing a garden. In the midst of the discussion, Ron Simon asked if anyone knew what a jobber was? I had to admit that it has been a long time since I heard that word. But it was definitely part of the old Ozark language. For those who may not know what a jobber is, a jobber is a thingy that you use to job a hole in something. What!? You haven’t ever heard of jobbin’ a hole?

Lightning strikes twice: Lady ’Hawks take 2nd

posted: 05/02/2012 1:59 a.m.

Like Yogi Berra once famously said, “It’s like deja vu all over again,” as the Lady ’Hawk varsity track team put on a late surge to unexpectedly take the runner-up trophy at the 1-4 A District Championships in Gravette last week.

Winn, Kalberloh lead Hawks

posted: 05/02/2012 1:58 a.m.

Dayton Winn and Lloyd Kalberloh sparked the ’Hawks with fourth place finishes in individual events to lead the ’Hawks to a seventh place team finish at the 1-4 A District Track and Field Championships last week.

Ridger Sports: The winning attitude makes all the difference

posted: 05/02/2012 1:56 a.m.

In sporting events, the difference between winning and being an also-ran can be a very narrow thing.

SPORTS BRIEFS: Athletic passes on sale

posted: 05/02/2012 1:55 a.m.

Athletic passes are on sale at the Pea Ridge School administration office.