News 2013 April

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Wednesday, April 24

SHILOH MUSEUM

posted: 04/24/2013 1:14 a.m.

Photo Exhibit on Ozark Log Buildings Single Pens, Saddlebags and Dogtrots, a photo exhibit featuring Ozark log homes and outbuildings, will be on display through May 11 at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History in Springdale.

Rain trickles by the barrel to area gardens

posted: 04/24/2013 1:14 a.m.

Laura Lynn Gilbert does not get along with soaker hoses.

PEA RIDGE BAND MEMBERS WIN MEDALS

posted: 04/24/2013 1:14 a.m.

Pea Ridge Middle School and High School band members participated in the Region VI Solo and Ensemble contest held Friday, April 5, at Harrison High School.

Ridger Sports: Is money all you need?

posted: 04/24/2013 1:14 a.m.

Sometimes people quote the Bible when they have a discussion about money.

Now & Then: Keeping in touch

posted: 04/24/2013 1:14 a.m.

I’ve run up against a difficulty when it comes to keeping in touch with everyone that I would like to keep in touch with. I have friends that I grew up with, people I have worked with over a 50 year period, gone to church with, served in organizations with, been neighbors to, as well as relatives who have spread over the country through the years, and so on. How does one keep up with keeping in touch?

Fire chief may become a full-time position

posted: 04/24/2013 1:14 a.m.

The city needs a full-time chief for the Volunteer Fire Department, suggested council member Steve Guthrie during the April 16 meeting of the City Council.

Library Notes: New books in at new library

posted: 04/24/2013 1:14 a.m.

Life is slowly, but surely, getting back to normal at the library. Almost all of the books have been scanned into the new system — we are still working on the adult and juvenile non-fiction and the Science fiction and fantasy books.

Guest Column: Driving has changed since the good old days

posted: 04/24/2013 1:14 a.m.

Driving sure has changed since the good old days.

’Til Next Time: Love sometimes means allowing difficult lessons

posted: 04/24/2013 1:14 a.m.

My father loved me, and my uncle loved my cousins. And both fathers were concerned about us kids.

Pastor’s Corner: We’re not in charge

posted: 04/24/2013 1:14 a.m.

To put it in the English I grew up with, “If’n I’da had my druthers, I’d never go through anything unpleasant.” My life would be a never ending journey from one joyous occasion to the next with nothing in between to cause any distress.

Fire Chief Rizzio says he’s retiring

posted: 04/24/2013 1:14 a.m.

Fire Chief Frank Rizzio will retire from the Pea Ridge Volunteer Fire Department in November, he confirmed last week.

Deluge causes little damage

posted: 04/24/2013 1:14 a.m.

When 5.5 inches of rain fell Thursday morning, drainage improvement projects proved their worth by limiting damage in Pea Ridge.

Controlled-beverage law gets OK

posted: 04/24/2013 1:14 a.m.

Pea Ridge’s ordinance regulating the sale of controlled beverages took effect immediately after council members approved it April 16.

Wednesday, April 17

BLACKHAWK TRACK RESULTS

posted: 04/17/2013 4:38 a.m.

Siloam Springs April 4 Field Events High Jump — Logan Rose, 4th, 5’04”; Lloyd Kalberloh, 4th, 5’04” Long Jump — Lloyd Kalberloh, 2nd, 19’06” Discus — Will Klein, 12th, 84’02”; Nathan Merritt, 15th, 70’07” Shot Put — Will Klein, 14th, 33’10”; Nathan Merritt, 16th, 31’00” Running Events 100m Dash — Logan Rose, 6th place, 0:12.25; Lloyd Kalberloh, 9th, 0:12.43; Manny Munoz, 11th, 0:12.93 1600m Run — Justin Stamps, 4th, 5:28.74 400m Dash — Justin Averette, 4th, 0:56.83 800m Run — Justin Stamps, 5th, 2:19.83 200m Dash — Justin Averette, 5th, 0:25.03; Lloyd Kalberloh, 6th, 0:25.30 Green Forest April 9 Overall Score: 54 points — Fourth place out of 15 teams Field Events High Jump — Logan Rose, 5th, 5’06”; Lloyd Kalberloh, 7th, 5’04” Long Jump — Lloyd Kalberloh, 2nd, 19’06.75”; Dakota Winn, DNP, ND Discus — Will Klein, 15th, 86’10”; Nathan Merritt, DNP, ND Shot Put — Will Klein, 13th, 34’1”; Justiss Jenkins, DNP, ND Running Events 100m Dash — Justin Averette, 1st, 0:12.14; Logan Rose, 4th, 0:12.44; Nick Mooneyhan, 11

Now & Then: Reliance on technology unavoidable sometimes

posted: 04/17/2013 4:38 a.m.

Last week I missed my publication deadline for the “Now and Then” column because my computer was down. I’m a bit ashamed of that, not only for allowing myself to get caught without a backup way to get my writing done, but also because the whole premise of “Now and Then” is to try to maintain a sensible perspective regarding old ways and new ways of doing things.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

posted: 04/17/2013 4:38 a.m.

Thank you for donations Dear Editor, I would like to say a very special “thank you” to business owners and individuals who donated to Adopt a Resident of Autumn Place for Easter. Every resident received a gift.

Lynch Pen: The gun debate rages on and on

posted: 04/17/2013 4:38 a.m.

The “great gun debate” rages on, and on, and on.

’Til Next Time: Learning from eavesdropping

posted: 04/17/2013 4:38 a.m.

The next Sunday morning my uncle came to help dad work on some hogs.

Pastor’s Corner: Do you love me?

posted: 04/17/2013 4:38 a.m.

Peter is probably the most well known of the original 12 disciples that Jesus called to be his followers. Peter is the one who walked on water with Jesus. He is the first of the 12 to proclaim “Jesus is the Son of God.” Peter is the rock the church would be built on. Peter is also a little on the hot-tempered side, and sometimes speaks or acts before thinking.

Swerve, head-on crash sends 2 to Missouri hospitals

posted: 04/17/2013 4:38 a.m.

Driving west near Pea Ridge National Military Park on Sunday afternoon, Adam Norman was shocked to see the pickup truck going the other direction swerve and sideswipe a car then collide head-on with the pickup truck behind him.

Bell’Italia

posted: 04/17/2013 4:38 a.m.

Students can learn about Renaissance Europe in a World History class by reading their textbook, or they can learn about Renaissance Europe by walking the same cobblestone streets trekked by the Medicis, gazing at the ceiling of the Sistine Chapel painted by Michelangelo Buonarroti, and watching glass-blowing and leather-making demonstrations using centuries-old techniques.

Ambulance service evolves on ground, in air

posted: 04/17/2013 4:38 a.m.

Ambulances — of the fourwheel kind and the helicopter kind — became the focus of Monday’s Town Hall meeting with county officials.

Wednesday, April 10

Young artists score big

posted: 04/10/2013 12:55 a.m.

Several Pea Ridge Elementary School students were among the winners announced at the annual statewide “Collaboration of the Arts” visual art festival in Little Rock recently.

Ridger Sports: The culture of athletics is multitudinous

posted: 04/10/2013 12:55 a.m.

America is a multi-cultural place. The country has every skin color, language spoken and a representation of every type and kind of culture known to this planet. Even this part of northwest Arkansas has seen an amazing influx of people and institutions that has changed forever what used to the “culture” of Benton County.

BLACKHAWK BASEBALL

posted: 04/10/2013 12:55 a.m.

Monday, April 1 Pea Ridge 2/Gentry 1 Senior Dusty Morgan was the winning pitcher. Sophomore Seth Brumley got the save. Friday, April 5 - Saturday, April 6 Harrison Tournament Pea Ridge got second place.

PEA RIDGE TRACK REPORT

posted: 04/10/2013 12:54 a.m.

At: Gravette 3/29/2013 Overall: 12th out of 15 teams Score: 15 Running Events 100m — Logan Rose, 8th, 11.98; Nick Mooneyhan, 18th, 12.48 200m — Justin Averette, 4th, 24.47; Lloyd Kalberloh, 6th, 24.74 400m — Justin Averette, 5th, 56.92; Nathan Merritt, 20th, 1:11.65 800m — Justin Stamps, DNP, NT 1600m — Justin Stamps, DNP, NT 4x100m Relay — Rose, Winn, Mooneyhan, Kalberloh, 7th, 47.53 Field Events Shot Put — Will Klein, 14th, 34’3.5”; Justiss Jenkins, 26th, 28’6.5” Discus — Will Klein, 17th, 78’0”; Justiss Jenkins, 25th, 61’1” High Jump — Logan Rose, 9th, 5’2”; Lloyd Kalberloh, DNP, NH Long Jump — Lloyd Kalberloh, 9th, 18’0”; Dakota Winn, DNP, ND Triple Jump — Dakota Winn, DNP, ND

Lady ’Hawks beat Pioneers

posted: 04/10/2013 12:54 a.m.

FROM STAFF REPORTS Gentry 5, Pea Ridge 6 Pea Ridge Lady ’Hawks beat Gentry in a home game played Monday, April 1.

Trout fishing is great at Roaring River

posted: 04/10/2013 12:54 a.m.

Dan Van Laningham learns something new every March on the opening day of trout fishing at Roaring River State Park. This year was no different.

Gateway council to replace mayor

posted: 04/10/2013 12:54 a.m.

City Council members are not in a rush to replace Mayor David White who resigned last week.

LOCAL OFFICIALS

posted: 04/10/2013 12:54 a.m.

CITY OF PEA RIDGE P. O. Box 10, Pea Ridge, AR 72751 Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

Alumni dinner funds scholarships

posted: 04/10/2013 12:54 a.m.

The Pea Ridge High School Alumni Association's annual pulled pork barbeque dinner and pie auction will begin at 5 p.m. Saturday, April 20, with the pie auction beginning at 6 p.m. Dinner will be served until 7 p.m. The event will be in the Pea Ridge Middle School cafeteria. The BBQ Dinner and Pie Sale is an annual Alumni fundraiser supporting the Alumni Scholarship Program.

’Til Next Time: Children learn high price of folly

posted: 04/10/2013 12:54 a.m.

Dignity at the lumber yard That Saturday my cousins were waiting for me and after we collected our 20 cents apiece we walked with a heavy heart, away from the square and its ice cream parlor, two blocks north to the lumber yard.

Library Notes: Library up, running

posted: 04/10/2013 12:54 a.m.

We have done it! The library is up and running! It has been a long — and sometimes hard—– journey but thanks to many wonderful people, we have succeeded.

Lynch Pen: Trust the government?

posted: 04/10/2013 12:54 a.m.

It is sometimes very difficult to share one’s thoughts — or opinions in some cases — in a medium such as this newspaper. Whether what one is sharing has meaning to others is always a question that the author must consider. The overriding factor, of course, is that no one is required to read what a person writes. And, if the editor is gracious and publishes what is submitted and a reader disagrees, the reader can write a letter to the newspaper and express their dissatisfaction.

CHURCH NEWS

posted: 04/10/2013 12:54 a.m.

Church of Christ Pea Ridge Pea Ridge Church of Christ will host the eighth annual ladies day on Saturday, April 13.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 04/10/2013 12:54 a.m.

40 Years Ago Thursday, April 11, 1973 Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene Harold D. Hurd, a resident of Gateway and owner of a cabinet shop in Pea Ridge, was serving as fire chief of the Pea Ridge Volunteer Fire Department and the Seligman Area Rural Fire Department at the same time.

Pastor’s Corner: Pour into your children’s lives

posted: 04/10/2013 12:54 a.m.

I recently celebrated another year of life, and for my birthday my wife bought Oklahoma City Thunder tickets for my son and me. We both enjoy basketball, but had never been to a NBA game. Jacob and I were very excited to go. The game was in the evening so we ended up staying the night. We talked and laughed most of the way there. I think that because we didn’t know what to expect, it made the game that much more exciting.

Help Santa’s helper

posted: 04/10/2013 12:54 a.m.

For years, Sarah Nida has handed out candy canes during the Santa visits at City Hall bringing smiles to children and their parents.

Use approved

posted: 04/10/2013 12:54 a.m.

A conditional use for 955 N. Curtis Ave. was approved by Planning Commission members Tuesday, April 2, at the regular meeting. Only one person from the public attended the public hearing.

County Hall meeting slated

posted: 04/10/2013 12:54 a.m.

Benton County will holding a County Hall meeting at 6 p.m. Monday, April 15, at the Pea Ridge Community Center, 293 S. Curtis Ave., in the Emergency Services Building.

Growing better teachers

posted: 04/10/2013 12:54 a.m.

Acting out a model teacher evaluation, executive master teacher Crystal Beshears evaluated Sarah Lamer, Pea Ridge elementary school teacher in front of Pea Ridge School Board members Monday night.

Whose road is it?

posted: 04/10/2013 12:54 a.m.

Trying to determine who is responsible for maintaining which roads, Gateway city officials — city recorder, council members and city attorney — met with city residents Thursday, April 4 in Garfield City Hall.

Wednesday, April 3

NEBCO receives grant

posted: 04/03/2013 1:49 a.m.

Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire/EMS Department in Garfield received $4,150 through the Arkansas Rural Community Grant Program. NEBCO was one of 16 rural community agencies to receive funds.

Band scores excellent

posted: 04/03/2013 1:49 a.m.

The Pea Ridge High School Band has achieved marked improvement and success this year as compared to the past two school years.

Lady ’Hawks take 4th in classic

posted: 04/03/2013 1:49 a.m.

Pea Ridge Lady ’Hawks placed fourth in the Ozark Softball Classic in Harrison, March 29-30.

Ridger Sports: Track ’Hawks compete in Gravette

posted: 04/03/2013 1:49 a.m.

The Blackhawk boys and girls varsity track teams competed in Gravette last week as the thin-clad season gets in full swing.

Now & Then: Old words fade out of use, new words appear

posted: 04/03/2013 1:49 a.m.

People have to live for quite a few years to realize that many old words from our common language fade away over time, and new words or new meanings come into general use.

2013 PUBLIC OFFICIALS

posted: 04/03/2013 1:49 a.m.

CITY OF PEA RIDGE P. O. Box 10, Pea Ridge, AR 72751 Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m.

’Til Next Time: Learning to pay the cost

posted: 04/03/2013 1:49 a.m.

Continued from March 13: It was a Sunday afternoon and my aunt and uncle were in the house visiting with mom and dad after a big dinner. My two cousins and I were wandering around over the farm trying to find something entertaining to do with our time. The 8-year-old cousin reached down, picked up a rock and chucked it a short distance— right through a pane of glass in the wash house window, one of the six panes in the window.

Running Lines: Cycling the military park curtailed

posted: 04/03/2013 1:49 a.m.

Unbeknownst to one another, Lynn Atkins and I both intended to write a column last week about bicycles. She said I would probably take a totally different angle on it than she did, and she’s right. And that is what interested me.

Pastor’s Corner: Lead by serving

posted: 04/03/2013 1:49 a.m.

The Sunday before Easter is known as Palm Sunday. It’s the day Jesus rode into Jerusalem on the back of a borrowed donkey colt that had never been ridden. It’s one of those incidents in Jesus’ life that is recorded by all four Gospel writers.

Street work begins soon

posted: 04/03/2013 1:49 a.m.

Both Smith and Tinnin streets will be widened this spring, according to Nathan See, Street Department superintendent. See said work will begin soon after the city clean-up.

White resigns

posted: 04/03/2013 1:49 a.m.

Mayor David White resigned April 1.

Alcohol sales ordinance back to lawyer’s desk

posted: 04/03/2013 1:49 a.m.

An ordinance establishing regulations for alcohol sales within the city was sent back to the city attorney for fine tuning. City Council members reviewed the draft of the ordinance that began with the Planning Commission last summer before the election that approved alcohol sales in Benton County.

Gateway researches who owns roads

posted: 04/03/2013 1:49 a.m.

Maintaining roads is one of the primary functions of a small town and Gateway city officials are trying to determine which roads are the responsibility of the city, according to Sherry Robinette, clerk-recorder.

Faces of pinwheels

posted: 04/03/2013 1:49 a.m.

“Each of these pinwheels has a face,” Beverly Engle said, looking at the more than 400 spinning pinwheels on the lawn at the entrance to the Emergency Services Building.