News 2013 March

Stories for March 2013

Wednesday, March 27

Pea Ridge Schools have art on exhibit in Tulsa

posted: 03/27/2013 2:06 a.m.

The internationally renowned Gilcrease Museum of American Art has extended an invitation to Pea Ridge Primary and Intermediate Schools to put on an exhibition of artworks.


posted: 03/27/2013 2:06 a.m.

Students from northeast Benton County have been named to the University of Central Arkansas Dean’s List and the Presidential Scholars List for the fall 2012 semester.

Easter egg hunt well attended

posted: 03/27/2013 2:06 a.m.

“We had a really good turnout for such a cold day,” Karen Kitterman of Beta Alpha, said. Beta Alpha sponsored the annual event which was included 54 children participating in the egg hunt Saturday at City Park.

Ridger Sports: From mop buckets to receiving lines

posted: 03/27/2013 2:06 a.m.

The first time I met John McDonnell, the former track and field coach at the University of Arkansas, was way back in 1988 when I was the state AAU track and field youth chairman.

Now & Then: Spring snows in the Ozarks! Really?!

posted: 03/27/2013 2:06 a.m.

Well, spring is officially here. But, Mother Nature often ignores the official designations of the seasons, and goes on doing her own things, especially in Arkansas. Aside from being the “Natural State,” or as we used to call ourselves, “The Land of Opportunity,” we are still the “Just Wait ’til Tomorrow” weather state. Now that spring has sprung, I hear it is supposed to snow tomorrow. Not only is it supposed to snow tomorrow, it is supposed to come a big snow and freezing rain tomorrow.

Library Notes: Library move accomplished

posted: 03/27/2013 2:06 a.m.

The library has a new home! Winter Moving & Storage showed up at 8:30 a.m. Monday, March 18, as promised and got right to work. I stayed to watch as the books were being removed from the shelves but decided I could do something more useful at the new building. The real reason was that it was very emotional and I didn’t think the guys wanted to see me cry!

’Til Next Time: Learning to take responsibility

posted: 03/27/2013 2:06 a.m.

Continued from Wed., March 13 There were two more cousins my age; but town living seemed to me to be so limited. I just couldn’t understand how they stood it. We could just walk to the back fence.

Out of My Mind: Resurrection Sunday: New life

posted: 03/27/2013 2:06 a.m.

Palm Sunday was a day of celebration. The people waving palm branches and crying “Hosanna” had no idea of the events that would take place within the week.


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FOUND ANIMALS Boxer — Brindle female, found at 12861 Bryant Circle on the evening of March 10, no micro chip; call 270-9227. (3/20) LOST ANIMALS King Charles Cavalier dog — Male, black and white; call Denise at 685-6785. (2/27) Lab — Chocolate, 19 months old; call 451-9919. (3/6) Silky Terrier — Male named “Bruiser,” 18 lbs., 11 years old, neutered; lost from Mariano Road since Wednesday, March 6; reward offered; call 903-3559. (3/13) Cockatiel — Yellow and gray mingle, north of Pea Ridge High School; call Mrs. Pamplin at 451-8782. Reward offered. (3/27) FREE ANIMALS Golden Retriever mix — Female, 1- year-old, spayed, up-to-date on vaccinations ; call Jennifer at 264-7194. (2/20) To list animals, call 451-1196.

In His Study: Time to plant

posted: 03/27/2013 2:06 a.m.

“It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle... ” 2 Samuel 11:1 Spring is often thought of as the time to plant flowers and gardens. But spring is also the time when young teens have run away from home, vandals have worked their destruction, and armies have marched to war. God made the spring to be a time of new beginnings, of hope and renewal, but Satan has tried to turn it into a time of ruin and death.

Sex offender arrested

posted: 03/27/2013 2:06 a.m.

A Garfield man said he designed his vehicle to look like an undercover police unit, according to court documents filed Monday.

She loves to work

posted: 03/27/2013 2:06 a.m.

Surrounded by family and friends, Virginia A. Leach Kelly Wylie celebrated her 102nd birthday, here only regret is that because of her legs, she can’t work and help others.

A time to honor vets

posted: 03/27/2013 2:06 a.m.

Forty years ago when he came home from Vietnam, Pete Rathmell did not face the protests many young veterans faced because he returned to San Diego, a Navy town. But, he said, many other young military personnel did.

Living out history

posted: 03/27/2013 2:06 a.m.

Opening out a Civil War folding table, Spencer Deal showed the “wooden spring” beneath and then the reproduction table he made from the pattern. “This weighs less than a modern folding card table,” he said.


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It's a shell game Let’s say you are standing at the Country Club waiting to play golf. You are all dressed up and have your bag and clubs just waiting for your playing partners to arrive.

Wednesday, March 20

Return To Sender

posted: 03/20/2013 2:44 a.m.

Rooted in the Constitution and older than the country itself, the U.S. Postal Service supports 7.5 million private sector jobs in the mailing industry.

Tony Fletcher Jr. served schools

posted: 03/20/2013 2:38 a.m.

“He’s one of those guys who helped make Pea Ridge what it is today,” Mayor Jackie Crabtree said of Tony Fletcher Jr.

For the love of the game, they serve

posted: 03/20/2013 2:38 a.m.

“Baseball is exciting,” grinned William Koon, chairman of Pea Ridge Youth Sports, as fellow board members nodded in agreement.

School more secure

posted: 03/20/2013 2:37 a.m.

When students return to school Monday after Spring Break, they will find some differences, although not all of the ones originally planned, according to superintendent Rick Neal.

Park readied for spring visitors

posted: 03/20/2013 2:36 a.m.

New playground equipment has been installed near the small pavilion at Pea Ridge City Park and near the bathrooms.

Dees arrested

posted: 03/20/2013 2:36 a.m.

Thanks to information gathered from area citizens, a man wanted in a robbery from White Oak Station has been arrested six weeks after the Dees crime was committed and he is charged with multiple offenses from several agencies.

Huntin’ Grounds on TV

posted: 03/20/2013 2:35 a.m.

The Huntin’ Grounds has grown to be one of the largest online hunting management shows, according to its founder, Steven Fuller.

FROM THE PASTOR'S DESK: Holy week is next week

posted: 03/20/2013 2:34 a.m.

I know it is not Easter yet, but meetings are underway to plan for Holy Week in many churches, and now is the time for you to plan to attend!

EDITORIAL: It’s the public’s right to know

posted: 03/20/2013 2:33 a.m.

Last week, an editorial written by Billie Jines for the Feb. 8, 1968, edition of the paper ran in The Times.

LYNCH PEN: Traveling America from an arm chair with a good book

posted: 03/20/2013 2:32 a.m.

If one is not careful, this article could be confused with an attempt to promote a now deceased writer/television personality named Charles Kuralt. It is not.

LIBRARY NOTES: New library will be open April 2

posted: 03/20/2013 2:30 a.m.

The past week was spent preparing for the move. Thursday night, a dear friend and I boxed some files and paperwork. Friday, I was able to box up the items from my desk.

Hawks lost 2/0

posted: 03/20/2013 2:28 a.m.

Huntsville 2, Pea Ridge 0 The Pea Ridge Lady ’Hawks softball team lost to Huntsville Thursday, March 14, in eight innings.

Wednesday, March 13


posted: 03/13/2013 12:17 a.m.

Luff named to Dean’s List FULTON, Mo. — Laci Luff, a senior from Pea Ridge, was named to the dean’s list for fall 2012 at Westminster College in Fulton, Mo., which requires a grade point average of 3.6 or higher.

Ridger Sports: Spring sports full swing: baseball, softball, track

posted: 03/13/2013 12:17 a.m.

The girls softball teams started playing last week, the boys baseball team has already jumped out to a 2-0 mark with wins over Gentry and Huntsville, with the track and field athletes battling the cold and rain to get in some early season competition.


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Baseball league still accepting sign-ups The Pea Ridge Youth Baseball is still accepting sign-ups for children ages 4-12 until March 15.

Pea Ridge artists shine at ACO art exhibition

posted: 03/13/2013 12:17 a.m.

Pea Ridge art students came home with 11 awards at the 14th annual Celebrate Art!

Lady Blackhawks take 3rd in tourney

posted: 03/13/2013 12:17 a.m.

The Lady Blackhawk softball team took third place Saturday in the Siloam Springs Lady Panther Invitational Tournament. The tournament was played Friday, March 8, through Saturday, March 9. The Lady ’Hawks had a tournament record of 2-2.

Now & Then: Buttram’s Chapel - getting good things going

posted: 03/13/2013 12:17 a.m.

Sometimes as times change, and as the future works itself into a new present, the older things change; sometimes fading into used to be; and the significance they have had in developing that future may be forgotten or neglected.

Library Notes: Library move taking place March 18

posted: 03/13/2013 12:16 a.m.

Moving day is here, at last! Winter Moving and Storage will handle the move on Monday, March 18.

’Til Next Time: Breaking glass

posted: 03/13/2013 12:16 a.m.

The other day as I was cleaning the store room getting ready for another winter, I remembered that a window pane had been broken a couple months before when a dresser was shoved back to make more room.

The Streets of Pea Ridge: In honor of Sunshine Week

posted: 03/13/2013 12:16 a.m.

Editor’s note: Originally published Feb. 8, 1968 Suppose that the local city council is scheduled to meet on the first Thursday night of each month, but that when the press arrived for the meeting, it was found that the meet4postponed to another date — without notification to the public through the news media.


posted: 03/13/2013 12:16 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church A Palm Sunday service will be held at 9:30 a.m.

Pastor’s Corner: Take up cross

posted: 03/13/2013 12:16 a.m.

The Bible certainly isn’t a book about how to succeed in five easy steps, or how to get things in life to go our way! And it isn’t even about how to make everybody think we’re cool. The Bible even says it is better to give than to get. The Bible challenges us to a different way of seeing and thinking, and of viewing life and work and service.

Battle is on Sugar Creek

posted: 03/13/2013 12:16 a.m.

A Battle of Pea Ridge reenactment is scheduled for Friday, March 22, through Sunday, March 24, on the Kent Webb farm north of Pea Ridge near the Missouri state line, according to Steve Bailey.

Alcohol sales restricted

posted: 03/13/2013 12:16 a.m.

GARFIELD — The safety of the students, staff and parents of Garfield Elementary School is “paramount” to city officials, according to councilman Gary Blackburn, in explaining his reasoning for proposing an ordinance restricting the sale of alcohol during school traffic times. Garfield City Council members approved an ordinance restricting the sale of alcohol on school days. The ordinance passed unanimously. “That school is the heart of our community,” Blackburn said, adding that Benton County Sheriff Kelly Cradduck and constable Grant Hardin both expressed support for the ordinance.

Man killed on U.S. 62

posted: 03/13/2013 12:16 a.m.

GARFIELD — Debris and diesel littered the pavement on U.S. Highway 62 Tuesday morning and traffic was stalled while emergency personnel worked the two-vehicle accident in which one man was killed.

Safety work during break

posted: 03/13/2013 12:16 a.m.

When students return to school after spring break, they will find changes to the school buildings.

Wednesday, March 6

Art students’ work on display at Celebrate Art

posted: 03/06/2013 12:56 a.m.

A number of Pea Ridge elementary art students have had their art accepted into the 14th annual “Celebrate Art!” exhibition and competition at the Arts Center of the Ozarks in Springdale.


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Pea Ridge Primary School Saturday, March 9 — 7 p.m. Daddy-Daughter Dance, Middle School cafeteria Monday, March 25-Friday, March 29 — 8 a.m.-3 p.m. Book Fair; open late during parent-teacher conferences.

Ridger Sports: Spring sports arrive; basketball concludes

posted: 03/06/2013 12:56 a.m.

With the conclusion of the girls and boys basketball seasons, turnouts and workouts for the track and diamond teams are in full gear.

Now & Then: Buttram’s Chapel: More than a cemetery

posted: 03/06/2013 12:56 a.m.

It takes some imagination today to visualize life in a community without cars or trucks. We have become accustomed to jumping in a vehicle and driving 10 or 20 miles with hardly a thought.


posted: 03/06/2013 12:56 a.m.

The hours of The Times office are from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Wednesday. The office will be closed on Thursday Friday.

Library Notes: Won’t be long now until move

posted: 03/06/2013 12:56 a.m.

March is here and moving day is getting closer! The members of the Library Board have contacted a moving company in regard to the big move.

Lynch Pen: What if ... terms were limited?

posted: 03/06/2013 12:56 a.m.

Are you old enough to remember your kids listening to Sesame Street? Kermit the Frog will always hold a very special place in my heart for the memories it stirs of my boys at that age in their lives.

Garfield man accused of arson

posted: 03/06/2013 12:56 a.m.

A Garfield man was arrested Wednesday, March 6, in connection with an arson case.

In His Study: Kindness wins

posted: 03/06/2013 12:56 a.m.

Isaiah 57:4 “Whom do you ridicule? Against whom do you make a wide mouth and stick out the tongue? Are you not children of transgression, offspring of falsehood?” Kindness comes rarely in this crazy world we live in.

Deputy Holland is SRO

posted: 03/06/2013 12:56 a.m.

Deputy Rick Holland, school resource officer at Garfield Elementary, knows the school well. He should. Three decades ago, he was a student there.

Mayor Crabtree Appointed To National Committee

posted: 03/06/2013 12:56 a.m.

Mayor Jackie Crabtree has been appointed to the National League of Cities (NLC) 2013 Community and Economic Development Policy and Advocacy Committee. This Committee has the lead responsibility for developing NLC federal policy positions on issues involving housing, community and economic development, land use, recreation and parks, historic preservation, and international competitiveness. The appointment was announced by NLC President Marie Lopez Rogers, mayor, Avondale, Ariz.

Nursing Student Aids At Accident

posted: 03/06/2013 12:56 a.m.

It had already been a long day Monday for Savanah Spillman, a nursing student at Northwest Technology Center at Kansas, Okla. She left the house by 4 a.m.