News 2013 August

Stories for August 2013

Tuesday, August 27

PEA RIDGE FIRE/EMS DEPARTMENT

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Saturday, Aug. 8 10:05 a.m. Medical, Kay Lyn Drive 11:58 a.m. Medical, Frank Carter Road 6:26 p.m. Medical, S. Curtis Avenue Sunday, Aug. 11 11:21 a.m. Medical, Zachary Street 5:58 p.m. Carbon monoxide detector activation, Weston Street 6:04 p.m. Medical, Benton Drive Monday, Aug. 12 12:14 a.m. Medical, Kay Lyn Circle 2:14 p.m. Alarm system activation, Wade Lane Wednesday, Aug. 14 2:55 a.m. Medical, N. Ark. Hwy. 94 Thursday, Aug. 15 10:35 p.m. Medical, Slack Street Friday, Aug. 16 12:03 a.m. Medical, King Lane Sunday, Aug. 18 9:44 p.m. Medical, Conrad Court Monday, Aug. 19 12:45 a.m. Medical, King Lane 11:09 a.m. Medical, Easterling Road Tuesday, Aug. 20 6:21 p.m. Tree on fire, Old Wire Road Wednesday, Aug. 21 11:34 a.m. Medical, Wade Lane 11:47 a.m. Medical, Townsend Way Friday, Aug. 23 12:54 a.m. Medical, King Lane 5:01 p.m. Medical, Bloxham Road

PUBLIC MEETINGS

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Thursday, Aug. 29 6 p.m. — Garfield Planning Board, Garfi eld Town Hall Tuesday, Sept. 3 6 p.m. — Garfield City Council, S. Wimpy Jones Road 7 p.m. — Pea Ridge Planning Commission, City Hall

BENTON COUNTY JAIL

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Tuesday, Aug. 20 4:56 p.m. Katie Lee Marie Escalante, 22, Garfield, by Rogers Police for contempt.

PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

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Warrants: 8/20 Quinton J. Shook, 19, Pea Ridge, failure to appear 8/23 Danielle Marie Corshia, 29, Pea Ridge, failure to appear 8/24 Mickey Arnold Jackson, 40, Garfield, failure to appear Thursday, Aug. 22 2:36 a.m. While on routine patrol, police discovered an open door into the locker rooms at the old football stadium, lights on and the door into the concession stand open. Other rooms were open as well. No damage was found.

REUNIONS SLATED

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Lockhart Reunion planned The Lockhart reunion will be held for family and friends from 12-5 p.m., Sunday, Sept. 1, at 20 McKenzie Dr., Bella Vista. Bring lawn chairs and a favorite dish. For information call Marilyn at 721-3744. Jacket School Reunion set The Jacket School reunion is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Sept. 14, in the Dot Webb Center, Pea Ridge Church of Christ. It is a potluck event. For information, call Reba Jordan at 372-4473.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Laundry of Love The women’s ministry from First Baptist Church, Garfield, will have a “Laundry of Love” from 6-8 p.m.

RESTAURANT INSPECTION

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July 25 Victoria’s Mexican Restaurant 150 S. Curtis Ave., Suite B, Pea Ridge Priority violations: 0 ppm sanitizer wipe bucket, corrected. No label on blue liquid spray, corrected.

MARRIAGE LICENSES

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Aug. 9 Rocky Gene Haden, 44, and Deeann Kay Galyen, 49, both of Pea Ridge William Allen Lucas, 28, Bella Vista, and Stevi Rae Weston, 25, Garfi eld Aug. 12 Christopher Duane Richards, 34, and Tamara Louise Phillips, 23, both of Pea Ridge Aug. 13 Mark Lynn Bender, 20, Garfield, and Alora Falcon Hostetler, 18, Pineville, Mo.

LABOR DAY CLOSINGS

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Pea Ridge, Garfi eld and Gateway city oces, all U.S. Post Oces and The TIMES oce will be closed Monday, Sept. 2, in honor of Labor Day.

FALL CLEANUP SET

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The annual Pea Ridge fall clean up will be 7 a.m - 7 p.m., Thursday, Sept. 12, Friday, Sept. 13, and 7 a.m - 5 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14.

OBITUARIES

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Lenora Marie Patton Lenora Marie Patton, 85, of Pea Ridge, died Saturday, Aug. 24, at her home.

RECOLLECTIONS

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40 Years Ago Wednesday, Aug. 29, 1973 Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene Keith Escue, Richard Beaver and Jewel Pendergaft were honored by the Pea Ridge School Board for their dedicated service as members of the Board of Education for the Pea Ridge School District.

Hard names

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The 11th chapter of Hebrews recounts a number of stories of Old Testament people who were known for their lives of faith and their courageous venturing with God. One reads of Abel and Enoch, Noah, Abraham, Isaac and Jacob, Joseph and Moses. Many of these are not everyday names to us, except as we may have become familiar with them in the Bible.

Council conducts business

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Checking every avenue to save money, Pea Ridge City Council members looked at several bids for property insurance at their regular meeting Tuesday, Aug. 20. Two bids were received from Sims and Renner Insurance each with dierent deductibles and one from the Arkansas Municipal League.

Handgun involved

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Little did Tyler Scott, of Pea Ridge, know that meeting a man to purchase an iPhone would result in staring down the barrel of a silver-colored handgun and loosing $500. On Feb 15, 2012, Scott, then 18, was a senior at Bentonville High School living in Pea Ridge. He purchased and resold iPhones, he told police. Scott met a man he did not know at McDonalds in the

Knight gets 12 years for robbery

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Tevin DeShawn Knight will always remember Aug. 21, 2013. It’s the day he was sentenced to 12 years in prison and the day his daughter was born.

SWEPCO line to cross Pea Ridge

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An electrical line by Southwestern Electric Power Company is slated to cross northeastern Benton County and cross just north of Little Sugar Creek along property owned by Franklin Miller and Buddy Sherman. The two men met with City Council member Ray Easley and Mayor Jackie Crabtree Tuesday morning to discuss the SWEPCO lines (Route 33) that could possibly run through the southern city limits of Pea Ridge.

CHURCH NEWS

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Grace Episcopal Church Weekly Service Schedule: Sunday Holy Eucharist at 9 and 11 a.m., Christian Formation classes for all ages at 10 a.m., Monday Morning Prayer at 7:15 a.m. and Wednesday Holy Eucharist & Healing service at 12:10 p.m. each week. All are welcome to attend. Located at 617 N. Mt. Olive in Siloam Springs. For more information visit www.gracesiloam.

Wednesday, August 21

Deviled Chicken Salad

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Recipe by Brown Found in the Cook’s Library of Treasures Cookbook published by the Pea Ridge Community Library 4 boneless, skinless chicken breasts 6 hard boiled eggs 2 Tbsp. mustard 1 c. Miracle Whip 1/2 lb. bacon, fried and crumbled 1 medium Vidalia onion, fi nely chopped 3 stalks celery, fi nely chopped 2 Tbsp. pickle relish 1 tsp. salt 1 tsp. pepper 1 1/2 tsp. garlic powder 2 Tbsp. dried parsley 1/4 c. sugar paprika Boil chicken and cut up into small bite size pieces; set aside. Peel eggs and separate the yolks from the whites. Chop the egg whites and set aside. In a small mixing bowl, mash the egg yolks with a fork. Stir in mustard and Miracle Whip: add to chicken. Stir in chopped egg whites; set aside. In a small bowl, mix bacon, onion, celery and pickle relish (add more to taste); add to chicken mixture.

Pride night set

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Blackhawk Pride Night will be held in the new Blackhawk Stadium beginning the 50th year of Blackhawk football Aug. 30, 2013. The stadium dedication and Pride Night will be combined.

School election slated

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The annual school election is Tuesday, Sept. 17. In addition to four candidates seeking a seat on the School Board, school officials are seeking to refund and restructure the existing bonded debt and extend the term of the debt millage.

CHURCH NEWS

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Assembly of God Church Pea Ridge After-school youth nights will be held at the church from 3:30-8 p.m., every Wednesday, for youth in sixth through 12th grades. There will be free food, games, activities and a worship service. A bus will pick up students from the school on those days.

Bella Vista Village lots offered in sale

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The Benton County Circuit Clerk plans to oer 76 Bella Vista Village properties at a judicial sale at 10 a.m. Friday, Sept. 20, on the steps of the Benton County Courthouse in Bentonville.

Learn how to write ‘killer mysteries’

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BENTONVILLE — Northwest Arkansas Community College will oer a noncredit writing class this fall in Bella Vista. Edward A. Allen, author and NWACC adjunct history instructor, will teach a personal enrichment class titled “Writing Killer Mysteries.” Participants will receive all of the course materials. Bring a pen or pencil, a composition tablet and lots of questions, the class description states. The class will be from 3:45 to 5:45 p.m. Thursdays, from Sept. 5 through Oct. 24, in room 123a at Highlands Crossing Center. The cost is $66 for 16 hours of classroom instruction. Payment is due upon registration.

ElderShare off ers help

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ElderShare is a unique new support group for people who would appreciate a chance to share their thoughts and feelings as they meet the losses and challenges of aging.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Granny’s Auction slated The annual Granny’s Quilts of Love pulled pork dinner and auction is from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, at Pea Ridge High School.

RECOLLECTIONS

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40 Years Ago Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1973 Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene The Pea Ridge Military Park celebrated its 1,000,000 visitor. The visitor was one member of a family of three visiting from Tulsa.

God calls the shots

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We recently studied a very important concept so often forgotten by Christians — that rather than us being in control of our destinies and lives, it is really Almighty God who, as we sing to children, “has the whole world in His hands.” What is not believed, or at least acknowledged in most cases is, this not only covers a Christian’s life, but literally every human being from the beginning of time to the end of time, even throughout all eternity — God calls the shots.

It’s about conscience

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This is the follow-up to a previous article where I questioned the Southeast Conference athletic commissioner’s suggestion that football players should receive expense money for their contribution to the football team.

AREA EVENTS

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Country Breakfast slated GARFIELD— The annual Labor Day country breakfast is 7-10 a.m., Sept. 2, at the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire/EMS Department Community Center, sponsored by NEBCO Fire/ EMS. The breakfast includes sausage, bacon, ham, eggs, potatoes, pancakes, drinks, and biscuits and gravy.

SHILOH HAPPENINGS

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Ozark Quilt Fair Entries are still being accepted for the 36th Ozark Quilt Fair, from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m., Saturday, Sept. 14. Quilters and quilt lovers are invited to display new and antique quilts for show and sale on the museum grounds. Cash prize Viewer’s Choice awards will be given for first, second, and third place winners in both new and antique quilt categories.

Tuesday, August 20

Walmart Neighborhood Market plan submitted

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Plans for a Walmart Neighborhood Market arrived at Pea Ridge City Hall. City building ocial Tony Townsend received the plans Monday. The design is on the agenda for the next technical review committee meeting of the Pea Ridge Planning Commission meeting set for Sept. 5. The property was purchased by Walmart in 2006.

Wednesday, August 14

Former ’Hawk gridders hit college ranks

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The community of Pea Ridge will be represented well this fall in venues beyond northwest Arkansas as four recent graduates are strapping on the gear for as many dierent colleges for the 2013 football season.

Lady ’Hawks building momentum

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The Pea Ridge volleyball team comes into this season with high expectations, after its fi rst-ever state tournament appearance a year ago.

Track surface first of its kind in state

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“We’re the first in the state to have this,” Rick Neal, school superintendent, said of the new state-of-the art track surface at the new Blackhawk Stadium.

PEA RIDGE POLICE

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Tuesday, Aug. 6 3:35 p.m. A resident on Wood Street reported a 6-year-old boy missing; multiple oÿ cers responded and searched the surrounding area. The child was found running south on North Davis Street and returned safely to his parents.

AREA EVENTS

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GARFIELD — It’s “Open Mic Night” at 7 p.m.

CLUB NEWS

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Granny’s Quilts of Love met at 9:30 a.m. July 16 at Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church in Pea Ridge.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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Quilts of Love pulled pork dinner and auction is from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, at Pea Ridge High School. Tickets are $6 for adults and $4 for kids (kids 2 and under are free). The dinner will include pulled pork sandwich, beans, coleslaw, chips, pickle, dessert and a drink. The rae prizes include $1,000 in cash or an Alfresco Artison Grill. The rae tickets are $1 each or six for $5. For information, call 451-8640 or 855-0308. A DASH to Remember run/walk slated The DASH to Remember will begin at 8 a.m., Saturday, Sept. 21, at the Ryan Mondy Memorial T-ball field, Weston Street, Pea Ridge. Participants will receive a T-shirt, guaranteed if registered by Sept. 14, and a goody bag for the first 100 registrations. Entry Fees include $15 for the 1 mile for kids 12 and under,$20 for the 5k for all ages and the 1 mile adults if registration is postmarked by Sept. 14 and $25 for the 5k if registration is postmarked after Sept. 14. Proceeds benefit the Ryan Mondy DASH memorial scholarship endowment, a special schol

Did ye ever see the likes o’ this?

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I’m trying to translate the regular English expression, “Did you ever see anything like this?” into good old Ozark language, since it seems to me that a big Ozark event should be described in proper Ozark fashion. The answer to the question, in Ozark, is, “Naw, I ain’t never seen nothin’ like this here weather wur havin’ these days.” In regular English, you would say that I didn’t say that correctly — I used a double negative, I said ain’t, I should have said “ever” instead of “ain’t never” and I should have used “anything” instead of “nothin’ .” But I garrantee that in Ozark thay ain’t nothin’ wrong with sayin’ I ain’t never seen nothin’ like it, ‘specially when we ain’t never seen nothin’ like it!

Remembering country schooling

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As a girl I went to country schools. The fi rst school I attended in Nebraska – I probably was only about 5 – was located on my father’s ranch about a quarter of a mile walk.

ANNIVERSARY & WEDDING ANNOUCEMENTS

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The Times of Northeast Benton County invites anniversary and wedding announcements from our readers. ments may include both past and present photographs.

Summer story hour ends at library

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Last Wednesday was the last Summer Story Hour with Ms. Beth. She did an outstanding job with her stories and crafts with the kids. There were 75 children enrolled for the program. But not all of them attended each week. Even with our larger children’s area I am not sure we would have been able to accommodate that many children and parents. I thank Beth from the bottom of my heart for giving most of her summer to the library.

Floods inundate town

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Pea Ridge Mayor Jackie Crabtree said the damage cost has not been counted, but is extremely high. He said Nathan See, street superintendent, was out beginning about 4:30 a.m. Street employees, police ocers and fi refighters spent most of Thursday working on fl ood-related issues.

Chrome books is future

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Recognizing the technology-dependent culture, school ocials are moving toward putting technology within the reach of each student in Pea Ridge High School, and ultimately, the entire school district.

Flood waters rushed through home; family safe

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Awakened by the sound of rushing water, Tamara McNabb was scared Thursday morning. “It was roaring pretty well.” “It was about 4:15,” Tamara said.

Permit for property denied

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Jim Erwin’s request for a conditional use permit for 750 Slack Street was denied by the Pea Ridge Planning Commission Tuesday. Two neighboring landowners spoke against the plans for the property during the public hearing. One spoke in favor.

Wednesday, August 7

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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The annual Granny’s Quilts of Love pulled pork dinner and auction is from 5-7 p.m., Saturday, Aug. 24, at Pea Ridge High School.

AREA EVENTS

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Swap meet set GARFIELD — A swap meet is set for 6 a.m. to noon Saturday, Aug. 10, at Flying RF Feed, Garfi eld. The public is welcome to buy, sell or trade animals, tack, supplies, cages. There is no admission charge. No horses or cattle allowed.

The Cannonball is coming back to Pea Ridge

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I’m hearing that the Cannonball is coming back to Pea Ridge, and will be opening soon in the downtown eastside. I’m pretty happy about it, and will try to do my part in the welcoming home and in eating there with some regularity. Darla Nix is planning to open the Cannonball Barbecue Restaurant at the old Dairy Park location at Davis and Pickens Streets, across from the Intermediate School in downtown Pea Ridge. Driving by, we see building renovations underway, a new sign out, and I am looking forward to the opening day.

Many new users frequent library

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I came back to work last Wednesday after a few days in St. Louis to celebrate my granddaughter’s third birthday! She had a great party complete with fake snow and a movie on the lawn! Earlier in the day we took a trip to the Butterfly House; it was very interesting to see an almost 3-year-old, a 6-year-old and a 7-year-old stand or sit very still in the hope that a butterfly would land on them! Several rides on the carousel almost did me in.

Pain as prelude to healing

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Do you love your child? Have you ever hurt, or caused pain, to your child? Not deliberately, but with the ultimate goal of healing or helping your child?

Beware pressures inherent in paying athletes

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Because football has provided so much pleasure to me over the years and because of the opportunities given to me as a result of the time spent at the Fayetteville campus of the University or Arkansas, football is very dear to me, I do not feel a single article can cover my concerns, so this will probably be the first of two articles.

NEBCO gets new truck

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GARFIELD — A new 2014 pumper tanker will provide a better initial attack at fi res, Rob Taylor, fire chief for Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department, said. The new 3,000-gallon /1,250-gallons-per-minute pumper is build to the specifications of a pumper but has a larger water tank, Taylor said of the truck provided to the rural agency from Benton County. “It will allow us to respond with one truck … it will allow us to have all the equipment we need for the initial attack instead

Money not turned over

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The $30,000 pledged by the Pea Ridge Booster Club to the Blackhawk Foundation has not been received.

Henry saved family’s belongings

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Chase Henry headed to work down Arkansas Highway 94, thinking it was a normal Tuesday afternoon, just one more of a trip he’s made countless times.

And the water rose …

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Little Sugar Creek rose rapidly Saturday morning, spilling over the golf course and surrounding areas.