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Wednesday, November 28

MUSEUM HOURS FOR WINTER

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The Pea Ridge Museum and School Heritage Building will be open by appointment only starting Dec. 1 through the month of February. Appointments may be made by calling 586-5574, 451-9219 or 451-8256.

SHILOH HAPPENINGS

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Photo Exhibit on Ozark Log Buildings Single Pens, Saddlebags and Dogtrots, a photo exhibit featuring Ozark log homes and outbuildings, opened Nov. 6 at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale. The photo exhibit explores the construction and architectural styles of log buildings, as well as what it was like to live in them. The exhibit will be on display through May 11, 2013.

CLUB NEWS

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Beta Alpha of ESA Beta Alpha of ESA will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at the School Heritage Building.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Christmas parade scheduled The Pea Ridge Christmas parade, sponsored by Beta Alpha of ESA, will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

Annual Giving Gallery slated for Dec. 8

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Pea Ridge is a community that is good about giving. In a small rural town, examples are seen every week of people helping others in time of need. The congregation at the Pea Ridge Free Will Baptist Church has seen a need and is working towards helping young people during the holiday season.

BAND IS EXCELLENT

posted: 11/28/2012 2:20 a.m.

The Pea Ridge High School band scored a rating of “Excellent” at the Region VI Marching Assessment on Oct. 23 at Rogers High School and recieved a trophy.

SCHOOL NEWS

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5:30 - 7 p.m., Tuesday, Dec. 11 — Family Reading Night, Media Center Pea Ridge Intermediate School 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6 — Family Reading Night, Media Center Band concert set Pea Ridge Band will have its “Winter Concert” at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the high school gym. Choir concert set The Pea Ridge school choirs will present their annual Winter Holiday Concert at 7 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 6, in the high school cafeteria. The concert will include Christmas and patriotic selections. The concert is open to the public and there is no admission charge. Soup Dinner and Pottery Sale slated There will be a Soup Dinner and Pottery Sale 5 - 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4, at the Pea Ridge High School Family and Consumer Science room.

SPORTS BRIEFS

posted: 11/28/2012 2:20 a.m.

Pea Ridge Youth Sports has two open positions on the board. The positions are T-ball commissioner and a board member at large.

Ridger Sports: Challenge to football Blackhawks for 2013

posted: 11/28/2012 2:19 a.m.

Except for the four playoff semi-finalists, football has come to an end for 2013 for the other 44 teams. Pea Ridge had a great ride this season, piling up 10 victories against a pair of defeats with a quality and level of play that almost certainly would earn them the title of “Best Blackhawk Team” ever.

Now & Then: Remembering Ralph Miller and Miller Funeral Home

posted: 11/28/2012 2:19 a.m.

In my lifetime I have only known two funeral homes in Pea Ridge, the Sisco Funeral Home, which has been with us many years now, and the Miller Funeral Home, owned by Ralph and Mae Miller. I don’t know exactly when the ownership changed hands, but the location has stayed the same. I have also learned in the past several years that at one-time Dr. Chris Walker had a funeral home.

Library Notes: Thankful for time with family

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I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving.

’Til Next Time: Did I meet an angel in disguise?

posted: 11/28/2012 2:19 a.m.

Sunday at church it was so good to hear about everyone’s family dinner and how much everyone had to be thankful for. We had ours on Sunday before because all the married grandsons have so many other places they need to go. There were two new great-grandsons here for the first time; one of them 4-days-old. Also, had another here due in March. Every time I get a chance to hold a baby, I would look up into a barrage of cameras. I hadn’t thought about it being a special occasion; made me feel my age!

PEA RIDGE PLANNING COMMISSION

posted: 11/28/2012 2:19 a.m.

7 p.m. Tuesday, Dec. 4 City Hall Items on the agenda include: Old business: Subdivision regulation amendment to consider regulations governing street lights Amendment to zoning New business: term expirations of Planning Commission members Stephanie Kotouc and M.J. Hensley The meeting is open to the public.

MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 11/28/2012 2:19 a.m.

Joshua Keith Hines, 27, and Summer Dawn Graham, 24, both of Garfield Muni Shekar Raja Jampana, 29, and Rohini Thota, 30, both of Little Flock

PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 11/28/2012 2:19 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 29 6 p.m. — Garfield Planning Board, Garfield Town Hall Tuesday, Dec. 4 6 p.m. — Garfield City Council, S. Wimpy Jones Road 7 p.m. — Pea Ridge Planning Commission, City Hall

PLAYFUL PALS

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FOUND ANIMALS Cat — Male, neutered, tabby, large, very friendly; call Helen at 790-8703. (10/31) Bloodhound — Female, call Jan at 366-8080. (10/31) Cat — Long-hair adult, yellow tabby with blue eyes; found at Givens Place; call 451-0960. (11/21) Cat — Solid black, bob-tail kitten with green eyes; call 451-0960. (11/21) Black lab — Male; call 451-9919. (11/28) Blood hound — Female; call 330-1837. (11/28) LOST ANIMALS Two cats — Female - long hair, orange, white and gray; and a male - gray, short hair; call Jarod at 426-8389. (10/24) Yellow lab — Male, neutered; call Ronda at 366-6992. (10/24) Cocker spaniel — Male, tan-color ; call Eliza at 619-5846. (11/21) Black lab — Female; call 381-2034. (11/28) FREE ANIMALS Terrier — Female, mixed breed, spayed, 12 to 14 inches tall, lap dog; call Amy at 366-7594. (10/24) Miniature horse — Call Amanda at 417-341-8609. (11/7) Welsh pony — Call Amanda at 417-341-8609. (11/7) Puppies — 5-week old weaned dingo and lab cross puppies, call Tammy at 417-432-2144. (11/14) To lis

CHURCH NEWS

posted: 11/28/2012 2:19 a.m.

The “Children’s Christmas Giving Gallery” will be from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m.

RECOLLECTIONS

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40 Years Ago Thursday, Nov. 23, 1972 Pea Ridge Graphic The first snowfall of the season fell in Pea Ridge Country, with one weather observer believing that as much as 10 inches may have fallen on Pea Ridge, although for hours it melted as it fell before finally starting to stick.

From the Pastor’s Desk: Being Thankful

posted: 11/28/2012 2:19 a.m.

Sometimes life offers us events that invite pause to become retrospective, to gain perspective, and truly focus on what is really important. These events should be life changing — gentle nudge or an outright push to make us better. In the past month, I have had several of these moments both positive and negative.

City is first-class now

posted: 11/28/2012 2:19 a.m.

Pea Ridge is officially a first-class city. The population places the city in the criteria for first-class city and City Council members approved an ordinance Tuesday approving the status.

Bakery specialties

posted: 11/28/2012 2:19 a.m.

It’s a long way from Portland, Ore., to Pea Ridge, but that’s how far Denny Hanks and Brandy Vig traveled to open their bakery and deli. Sugar Creek Bakery and Deli in the corner of the shopping center at South Curtis Avenue and Lee Town Road will be open from 8 a.m. to 8 p.m. six days a week, said Avleen Vig, co-owner of the venture. The three plan to open Monday, Jan. 7. Hanks and Brandy Vig met while attending Le Cordon Bleu in Portland, Ore. They said they knew they wanted to open a restaurant together in a small town. Brandy’s husband, Avleen Vig, works for Etsy as a systems engineer as well as with the new bakery.

Hammering out a masterpiece

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Freshly cut cedar trees are thrown into the back of the bright green and yellow antique freight wagon adorned with modern electric Christmas lights in preparation for the annual Pea Ridge Christmas parade Saturday.

Letter To The Editor

posted: 11/28/2012 2:18 a.m.

Expressing Appreciation To The Editor: Jeremy and I can not express how grateful we are for all of the prayers, visits, calls, cards, gifts and meals for Cole during his two week stay at Arkansas Children’s Hospital. Each and every day, we have been blessed beyond measure from your acts of service and kindness, and we want you all to know that nothing has gone unnoticed or unappreciated.

Wednesday, November 21

Seniors learn about planning for future

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Pea Ridge High School FBLA (Future Business Leaders of America) officers, members and adviser, Mrs. Suzi Cotton, presented a “Planning Your Future” workshop for seniors. Hosted by the Northwest Arkansas Community College, the Wal-Mart Auditorium was full of excitement as students learned that there is more to planning their career, post-secondary education and preparing for the job market than just graduating from high school.

The home disadvantage

posted: 11/21/2012 4:48 a.m.

Well, football season has come and gone, although it stayed a lot longer than has been the norm over the past few seasons.

Pea Ridge Blackhawks cheer squads win first place

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The second annual Blackhawk Invitational Cheer Competition was Saturday, Nov.

Blackhawks’ season comes to an end

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The most successful football season in a generation for the Pea Ridge Blackhawks came to an end as the Heber Springs Panthers came from behind to take a 42-21 victory in the second round of the Arkansas 4A State playoffs.

My favorite time of year

posted: 11/21/2012 4:48 a.m.

This is pretty much my favorite time of year. I have always really enjoyed the fall season, first, for its relief from the July heat and August humidity; second, for the colors as the tree leaves turn from green to shades of red, yellow and golden brown; and third, for the activities that normally go with the fall of the year.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

posted: 11/21/2012 4:48 a.m.

Christmas parade scheduled The Pea Ridge Christmas parade, sponsored by Beta Alpha of ESA, will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1.

CLUB NEWS

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Beta Alpha of ESA will meet at 6 p.m. Dec. 4 at the School Heritage Building.

Library to help Santa with letter sending

posted: 11/21/2012 4:48 a.m.

If you follow us on Facebook you have probably seen our posting regarding the library helping Santa out this year. In case you missed it, here’s what’s happening.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

posted: 11/21/2012 4:48 a.m.

Seligman Senior Citizens Center wants to thank the community for their support for our Turkey Dinner and acknowledge the following businesses: Ruby’s Diner; Lucky T’s ; Dollar General; Ice Age; Harps; Ruby’s ; Norm’s Super Stop; and Walmart.

There are patters in the red and blue

posted: 11/21/2012 4:48 a.m.

The presidential election is over and apparently half of America’s population is happy and the other half wondering where they went wrong. So, this must go into the election trivia category since it has no meaningful impact on our voting at this point. This may be of interest, however, to people who like statistics.

RECOLLECTIONS

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40 Years Ago Thursday, Nov. 16, 1972 Pea Ridge Graphic A Pea Ridge man, Ralph Bolain, was elected to his second term as Benton County judge.

It’ll soon be Thanksgiving

posted: 11/21/2012 4:48 a.m.

I look on Thanksgiving as one of the greater holidays that we as a people celebrate. It may not be quite as great as Christmas or Easter, the church festivals which celebrate events at the heart of our Christian faith, but Thanksgiving is a very Christian thing to do.

City considers $5 million budget

posted: 11/21/2012 4:48 a.m.

City officials were to consider a $5,692,717 budget for 2013 at the regular City Council meeting Tuesday night. The budget details had been discussed by council members and city department heads in a special committee of the whole meeting earlier this month. The 2012 budget was $5,507,325. Money was saved throughout the city by changing insurance providers, according to Mayor is $533,000 up from last year’s $461,000.

Garfield man fit to stand trial

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A Garfield man is fit to stand trial on murder and robbery charges in connection with the deaths of his mother and grandmother, Circuit Judge Robin Green ruled Monday.

Couple arrested for drugs

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A couple was arrested Friday morning for possession of drugs and three small children were removed from a “filthy” home infested with roaches, according to Pea Ridge police.

Wednesday, November 14

19TH ANNUAL PEA RIDGE CLASSIC

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“A Flight” First Place — Jon Lafoon, Ron Hager, Jim O’Neal and J. Leach “A Flight” Second Place — Robin Ivy, Jerry Robinson and C. Davis “B Flight” First Place — Dwain Childress, Rusty Webb, Tim Starner and Jesse Pride “B Flight” Second Place — Tim Salmonsen, Bill Whipple, Curtis Green and Lee Hall

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL CALENDAR

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Nov. 19-23 — Teacher Flex Days Nov. 19-23 — No School for students — Thanksgiving Break Dec. 20 — End of second 9 weeks Dec. 21-Jan. 4 — Winter Break Jan. 7 — Students return March 15 — End of third 9 weeks March 18-23 — Spring Break March 18 — Make up snow day No. 9 March 19 — Make up snow day No. 10 March 26 — PT Conferences, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. March 28 — PT Conferences, 3:30 - 6:30 p.m. May 24 — Last day of school, end of fourth 9 weeks May 28 — Snow Day No. 1 May 29 — Snow Day No. 2

LUNCH MENUS

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PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Mon., Nov. 19 - Friday, Nov. 22— No school GARFIELD PUBLIC SCHOOLS Breakfast Grades K-5 Mon., Nov. 19 — Breakfast pizza Tues., Nov. 20 — Cheese Omelet and sausage link Wed., Nov. 21 - Friday, Nov. 22 — No school All breakfast served with milk and juice. Choice of cereals with poptart, graham crackers, muffins or yogurt offered daily.

SCHOOL NEWS

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Pea Ridge Primary School Friday, Nov. 16 — Kindergarten field trip to Pea Ridge Museum Pea Ridge Intermediate School 6 p.m., Thursday, Dec. 6 — Family Reading Night, Media Center Pea Ridge Primary calendars for sale Pea Ridge Primary School is selling 18-month calendars with art from classrooms pictured on every month. The calendar will have the months of January 2013-June 2014. Cost is $20, due Wednesday, Nov. 28. See the school website for the order form. All proceeds will be used for resources for classrooms. Pea Ridge PTO announces monthly fundraiser The PTO is partnering with U.S. Hwy. 62 Daylight Donuts for a monthly fundraiser. All of the community is welcome to participate.

Ridger: ’Hawks home for second round, could host later

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The football ’Hawks victory over Monticello last week showed how in touch the central Arkansas prognosticators are. Or aren’t.

Cross Country girls take second, boys third at State Meet

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John King’s girls and boys cross country teams achieved the greatest tandem success in school history, with the girls repeating their second-place finish from a year ago at the Arkansas State High School Cross Country Championships held in Hot Springs over the weekend.

GASTINEAU CELEBRATES 80 YEARS

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Mrs. Robbie Gastineau, “Grams,” of Pea Ridge, will celebrate her 80th birthday on Nov. 20, 2012. She has four children, Jim Gastineau, Jack Gastineau, Elaine Gastineau and Marla Fletcher; three grandchildren; and a greatgrandchild.

CHILDREN’S WISHING TREE PROGRAM

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The “Wishing Tree” program, sponsored by God’s Pantry, hopes to fulfill wishes of children from Garfield, Gateway and Pea Ridge areas.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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Wednesday, Nov. 14 10 a.m. — New Meadowbrook E.H.

MARRIAGE LICENSES

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Daniel Jason Williams, 35, and Jaime Ann Brown, 36, both of Pea Ridge Jackie Dayne Daniels, 43, and Jennifer Maxine Wolf, 39, both of Pea Ridge Sean Tyler Gray, 23, and Ashley Christine McCord, 24, both of Garfield

PUMPKIN CARVING CONTEST

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A pumpkin carving contest was held at McGarrah’s Pumpkin Patch on Nov. 3. Winners were: Best of Show Cinthia Vlaovich of Rogers Adults 1st - Cinthia Vlaovich of Rogers 2nd - Eddie Pullin, Rogers 3rd - Angie Allen, Pea Ridge Teens (13-20 ) • 1st - Madison Vickery, 14, Prairie Grove 2nd - Averi Johnson, 14, Lowell 3rd - Montanna Bowlin, 14, Seligman, Mo.

PEA RIDGE CHRISTMAS PARADE SET

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The Pea Ridge Christmas parade, sponsored by Beta Alpha of ESA, will be at 5:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 1. The theme is “Home for the Holidays.” The traditional route, which ends at the school grounds, will be used. Beta Alpha will provide hot cocoa, cider and cookies at the end of the parade in the School Heritage Building. The museum will also be open during this time.

ANNUAL COAT DRIVE SET

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Accepted through Dec. 1, and may be dropped off at: Arvest Bank of Pea Ridge, 132 N. Curtis Ave.; Community First Bank of Pea Ridge, 198 Slack St.; NEBCO Fire and EMS, 14639 S. Wimpy Jones Road.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

posted: 11/14/2012 12:42 a.m.

Angel Tree project The Angel Tree project is sponsored by the Pea Ridge Ministerial Alliance, according to chairman Al Fowler. Angel trees will be set up at both banks — Arvest and Community First — on which are hung paper angels with the age, gender, grade, size and gift idea for children. To register for Angel Tree, fill out a form available at City Hall, both banks and First Baptist Church. The forms must be turned in by Nov. 28, but sooner is better, Fowler said.

Now & Then: Elections, then and now

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Our Pea Ridge general election day, Nov. 6, 2012, presented a sight such as I have never witnessed in all my short 72 years of life. The long waiting line of signed-in voters, waiting for a voting machine, extending throughout the community room, across the parking lot outside, and far down the drive toward Hwy. 72, was an unbelievable, astonishing, bizarre sight! We would wish we could have celebrated the great turnout of some 1,300 voters from throughout our Pea Ridge community. But the shortage of electronic voting machines, and an astonishingly inadequate supply of paper ballots, made election day a frustrating experience, a mindnumbing ordeal for both voters and poll workers.

Health, weight & nutrition important after retirement

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Retirement was not as much fun as he hoped, said Bobby Jones, who began to feel the effects of the weight he gained when he became less active.

PLANNING COMMISSION

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FROM STAFF REPORTS Planning Commission members met briefly Nov. 6 and discussed replacing street lights.

Election Day woes cause long lines

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Poll workers got more than they bargained for on Election Day as they worked until midnight.

School board refinancing bonds

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School district financial advisors will refinance two bond issues at one time, saving $22,000, according to information provided to school board members during Monday night’s meeting.

Banking legend retires

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It was the “end of an era” several days ago at the Bank of Gravett when John R. Meade, chairman of the board and chief executive officer of Gravette Bancshares, Inc., announced his retirement.

Retailers queue for permits to sell beer, wine

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The first alcohol permits could be issued as early as mid-January now that Benton County residents have overwhelmingly voted the county wet, according to an Arkansas Alcoholic Beverage Control Division official.

Voters decide issues

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GRAVETTE — More than 70 percent of Benton County voters turned out at the polls in last Tuesday’s election. Of the 113,361 persons registered, 79,614 either voted early or crowded into the polling sites.

Letters Policy

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Opinions are those of the author. Letters to the editor should be on subjects of interest to city residents and property owners. The Weekly Vista gives preference to original letters that have not been previously published, to local writers and subscribers and to subjects pertaining to life in the city.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 11/14/2012 12:36 a.m.

Blame the justices I waited in line for an hour and 35 minutes at precinct No. 29 (St. Theodore’s Episcopal Church) in Bella Vista because only four voting machines were available. I want to compliment the election sheriff and workers for keeping a positive attitude during the election process. After seeing the line, I Announcers muted during game So I’m watching college football, groaning out loud (my wife shouted up “Are you OK?”) and writhing in pain at the over-the-top commentators. What on earth does “dialed up” mean? I must have heard the phrase a dozen times. Saw the “keys to victory” in one game — absurdly inane. I’m not kidding. I wrote them down: Believe in our cause. Be your best when the best is needed; score touchdowns in the red zone. What’s with the “red zone?” Is there something magical about being inside the 20 as opposed to 15 or 25? asked for a paper ballot and was informed that they had been all used up by people who came early in the morning and did not want to wait in line. I was also in

OBITUARIES

posted: 11/14/2012 12:36 a.m.

Charles M. Claycomb, 87, of Bella Vista, Ark., recently died on Nov. 3, 2012, while being cared for by hospice in Bentonville, Ark.

CHURCH NEWS

posted: 11/14/2012 12:34 a.m.

Christmas Tea First Baptist Church will host a Christmas Tea gathering at 9:30 a.m. Dec. 1 in its Fellowship Hall. Tickets are $3. For more information, call the church office at 479-736-2646.

Wednesday, November 7

Howell speaks to veterans

posted: 11/07/2012 4:38 a.m.

Saying that lessons he learned at home and in the community of Pea Ridge is what helped him succeed in a 31-year military career, Chief Warrant Officer Mark A. Howell (retired), former aide to Gen. David Petraeus, said he’s looking forward to speaking at the Veterans’ Day assembly at Pea Ridge High School Monday.

Camera ‘sees’ hot spots

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The newest piece of equipment for firefighters at Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department doesn’t extinguish fires but it does aid in their work. A thermal imaging camera reads the heat emitted by objects.

Family safe; house burned

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His house in ashes, Randen Harmon shook his head in disbelief saying he still didn’t know how he felt.

Adopt an angel

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Now in its 20th year, the Angel Tree project has been blessing children 12 years of age and younger by providing gifts through the generosity of area residents. The project is sponsored by the Pea Ridge Ministerial Alliance, according to chairman Al Fowler.

Girl left state; found safe

posted: 11/07/2012 4:36 a.m.

A young teen-age girl is home safe today after hours of fear and anxiety for her parents and work for two police agencies Friday night.

Pastor’s Corner: Serving angels unawares

posted: 11/07/2012 4:36 a.m.

My wife recently told me while she was at work she listens to the radio most of the time. Rather, she has the radio on while she works, usually for white noise which helps her to concentrate on her work. However, sometimes there are songs on the station she listens to that really catches her attention and really speak to her. One such song is called “Jesus in Disguise.” We have no idea who performs it but the words of the song have really caught our attention and has spoken to us as we have thought about it. We’ve been thinking about how many times have we just passed an angel, or even our Lord, and how many times we missed a blessing because we had our minds on other things.

’Til Next Time: Experiment wasn’t successful

posted: 11/07/2012 4:35 a.m.

Have you ever tried something new and regretted it?

Guest Column: School discipline has changed

posted: 11/07/2012 4:35 a.m.

Recently a school teacher was fired and arrested for slapping a child in her class. It brought to mind the time a teacher slapped me.

Library Notes: Congressman Womack’s office gives books to Pea Ridge library

posted: 11/07/2012 4:34 a.m.

The past week had some high and lows for the library. We found out there is an issue with the old water pipes under the new library building so that means an unexpected expenditure to resolve that issue. The good part of that problem is that it was discovered now rather than after the renovations were completed when it would have been far more costly to remedy! Thanks to Tony and Corey for being on top of things, as usual!

Out of My Mind: What really is quality of life?

posted: 11/07/2012 4:34 a.m.

Quality of life — just what does that mean to you? And how do you find it?

Now & Then: Remembering Lake Atalanta picnics in the ’50s

posted: 11/07/2012 4:34 a.m.

I noticed in the newspaper (that other newspaper) the other day that our area fire-fighters have been using some of the old landmarks at Lake Atalanta in Rogers in their training exercises. So, I think by now the old Lakeside Restaurant is no more, and the old skating rink across from it is no more. As far as I know, you don’t burn down swimming pools, but the old swimming pool adjacent to the Lakeside is also on the way to being gone or replaced.

THANKSGIVING EVENTS

posted: 11/07/2012 4:33 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 7 Turkey Dinner SELIGMAN, Mo. — The Seligman Area Senior Citizens Center will have a turkey dinner from 11 a.m.-1 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 7. Cost is $6 adults and $4 kids. For information, contact JoAnn Corn at 417-662-3749.

BRUSH CREEK CLOSED

posted: 11/07/2012 4:33 a.m.

West Brush Creek Road will be closed from Nov. 7 - 9 between Kreeger Lane and Hilltop, according to city officials.