News 2013 November

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Wednesday, November 27

PEA RIDGE SCHOOLS MENU

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Monday, Dec. 2 — Chicken nuggets, ranch or BBQ sauce, macaroni and cheese, green beans, fruit and milk; Breakfast: toast, oatmeal, juice and milk

Thankfullness all around during this holiday season

posted: 11/27/2013 4:11 a.m.

In this Thanksgiving season, lots of folks give a thought or two about the things we have to be thankful for. Of course, there’s maybe a lot of folks who might be just thinking of all the Black Friday deals looming on the horizon, but I would hope that most people take the time to consider what they have and what they have avoided.

A community Thanksgiving

posted: 11/27/2013 4:11 a.m.

The community Thanksgiving dinner sponsored by Beta Alpha was well attended Saturday. There were many take-out dinners ordered, according to Glorie Oxford with Beta Alpha.

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

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Thursday, Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day Avoca Town Hall Garfield City Hall Pea Ridge City Hall

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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Thursday, Nov. 28 12 p.m. — River of Faith Thanksgiving lunch, River of Faith Church, 4276 Route KK, Seligman, Mo. For information, contact Lora at 366-7188 or the church at 417-341-1021.

AREA EVENTS

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Seligman Christmas Polar Express train ride will be at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 21 at the Seligman City Community building on the south end of Main St. by City Hall. Santa will be on the train to pass out a bag of goodies to the children.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

posted: 11/27/2013 4:11 a.m.

The women’s ministry from First Baptist Church, Garfield, will have a “Laundry of Love” from 6-8 p.m. Friday, Nov. 29, at Wright’s Laundry in Pea Ridge. Anyone in the community can bring clothing and bedding to the laundry mat and can wash items free of charge. Dinner will also be served for all who are hungry.

The best Thanksgiving ever!

posted: 11/27/2013 4:10 a.m.

I heard this expression “Have Your Best Thanksgiving Ever!” a few days ago on a TV ad. I think the ad was suggesting that if you take the family out to eat at this certain restaurant, you will be served the greatest food with the greatest service, and you will experience your best Thanksgiving ever.

There is so much to be thankful for

posted: 11/27/2013 4:10 a.m.

While you are reading this, I will be taking time ofrom the library to spend a few days with my children and grandchildren. Thanksgiving is one of our favorite holidays — we cook and eat and cook and eat and then do it again! I hope you all have a Happy Thanksgiving.

Take time to be thankful this season

posted: 11/27/2013 4:10 a.m.

Thanksgiving is a holiday filled with tradition. For my family, we eat too much food and watch too much football at Grandma’s house, then put up our Christmas tree and start the holiday season. Everyone has their traditions, but one tradition that everyone has is the day full of thankfulness.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Air rage?

posted: 11/27/2013 4:10 a.m.

Imagine the following scenario. You are on a six-hour flight from L.A. to New York. Sitting next to you is a passenger who, when the plane reaches cruising altitude, takes out a cellphone and proceeds to begin a several hour conversation about everything under the sun.

Giving thanks always for all things

posted: 11/27/2013 4:10 a.m.

It’s Thanksgiving, a holiday that is traditionally spent with family, eating too much turkey and dressing and too many sweets, visiting, trying to see all the relatives. This year, all my children and their families will gather at my house.

NEBCO FIRE/EMS DEPARTMENT

posted: 11/27/2013 4:10 a.m.

Sunday, Nov. 17 1:31 p.m. Medical, South Wimpy Jones Road

PLAYFUL PALS

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FOUND ANIMALS Dog — Small white terrier on Ark. Hwy. 72 and Blue Jay Road; call 870-834-5332

PUBLIC MEETINGS

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Tuesday, Dec. 3 6 p.m. — Garfield City Council, S. Wimpy Jones Road

BCSO JAIL

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Tuesday, Nov. 19 12:09 a.m. Kevin Dale Frazier, 43, Seligman, by BCSO for revoked suspended sentence or probation, failure to appear for Rogers, contempt for Springdale, two misdemeanor counts failure to appear for Madison County, contempt for Washington County, felony contempt of court for Carroll County and failure to appear for Washington County Wednesday, Nov. 20

SHILOH EVENTS

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Holiday concert Students from the Will Bush Violin Studio in Springdale will present a concert of holiday music at 2:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 14.

CHURCH NEWS

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Assembly of God Church Pea Ridge The Children’s Christmas program is at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 15, at the church.

RECOLLECTIONS

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40 Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 28, 1973 Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene Naval hospitalman recruit Veletta J. Moore, daughter of Mrs. Kathleen L. Moore, Garfield, graduated from recruit training for women at the Naval Training Center in Orlando, Fla.

Giving thanks

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It seems that Thanksgiving has rolled around quick this year. It seems like that happens every year. Didn’t we just have Christmas? Now Thanksgiving is here upon us again.

Loving, living for 106 years

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The year was 1907. There were 45 stars on the United States flag. Indian Territory and Oklahoma Territory were admitted to the United States as Oklahoma, the 46th U.S. state.

Teaching children; helping moms

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“It gives them a break, time to recharge,” Burgundy Williams says of the Mothers’ Day Out program at First Baptist Church, Pea Ridge.

Adopt an angel

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For the past 19 years, the Pea Ridge Area Ministerial Alliance has put together an Angel Tree, providing a way to give Christmas gifts to children in the area who might not otherwise receive Christmas gifts.

Baggett named chief

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Jamie Baggett has been named fire chief for the Pea Ridge Fire/ EMS Department, according to Mayor Jackie Crabtree. Baggett will begin his duties Sunday, Dec. 1, 2013, following the Saturday, Nov. 30, retirement of Fire Chief Frank Rizzio.

Wednesday, November 20

FFA attends national convention

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On the morning of Oct. 29, Mr. Perry Mason and a group of lucky FFA members hopped on a bus bound for Kentucky.

Biddinger is honor scholar

posted: 11/20/2013 1:31 a.m.

Haily Biddinger from Pea Ridge High School was selected by the National Society of High School Scholars (NSHSS) to become a member of the organization.

Varsity girls basketball team takes 2nd at Green Forest

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The varsity Lady Blackhawk look to have a better year after beginning the season with a second place trophy at the Green Forest Invitational last week.

PLAYFUL PALS

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FOUND ANIMALS Dog — Small white terrier on Ark. Hwy. 72 and Blue Jay Road; call 870-834-5332

Arvest exceeds one million meals campaign goal

posted: 11/20/2013 1:31 a.m.

Two months ago, Arvest Bank launched its annual One Million Meals initiative to fight hunger in the 120 communities it serves.

Teachers and staff receive bonus

posted: 11/20/2013 1:31 a.m.

Pea Ridge School employees will receive lump sum checks of $600 for fulltime and $300 for part-time employees before the winter break. The amount will be added to the base salary as a “district wide step increase,” according to Rick Neal, superintendent.

I look forward to Thanksgiving!

posted: 11/20/2013 1:31 a.m.

I have often said that fall is my favorite time of year. That is partly because of the cooler temperatures, and the beauty of fall colors, but I especially look forward to Thanksgiving.

PUBLIC OFFICIALS

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

Football hazing - self-destructive to the sport

posted: 11/20/2013 1:31 a.m.

Is football, both professional and college football as we know it today, on a path of self destruction?

The history of libraries quite interesting

posted: 11/20/2013 1:31 a.m.

I decided to do a little research into the history of libraries over the weekend and found some interesting facts thanks to Google.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR: Thanks to Pea Ridge

posted: 11/20/2013 1:31 a.m.

The family of Mary Schuettpelz wishes to thank the community of Pea Ridge and the Pea Ridge VFW for their support during Mary’s illness and her passing.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 11/20/2013 1:30 a.m.

40 Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 21, 1973 Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene The Pea Ridge High School basketball team opened their season with an 84-78 victory over Lincoln. Lester Hall had 28 points and Jon Brown had 27. Randy Easterling recorded 21 points.

Warrior preserved

posted: 11/20/2013 1:30 a.m.

The promise of the Father is not that no evil will ever come our way, but that He will establish, guard, preserve, keep and deliver us through such attempts of the evil one.

Man arrested for theft, forgery

posted: 11/20/2013 1:30 a.m.

Nearly three months after police received a report of checks stolen and used to purchase vehicles, the suspect was arrested.

Thanksgiving Events

posted: 11/20/2013 1:30 a.m.

A community Thanksgiving lunch will be at 12 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 21, at the Brightwater Methodist Church. All are welcome.

Kind Kitchen Bakery opening in December

posted: 11/20/2013 1:30 a.m.

Kind Kitchen, a wholesale and special order bakery shop, is opening a main building in Pea Ridge. The owners, Jennifer and Tommy Rollins, along with his father, Bob Rollins, opened a mobile food trailer, called the Kind Kitchen, two years ago. They started in Fayetteville and moved to a location in Bentonville, just othe square.

Changing school culture

posted: 11/20/2013 1:30 a.m.

Work is progressing on establishing a charter school within the Pea Ridge High School. “On Jan. 15, I will sit before board,” Rick Neal, superintendent of schools said, explaining the next step of the charter school application to Pea Ridge School Board members.

Wednesday, November 13

BLACKHAWK SPORTS CALENDAR

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Nov. 11-16 TBA — Varsity basketball tournament @ Green Forest Nov. 13

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL CALENDAR

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Nov. 25-26 — Flex days (no school for students) Monday, Nov. 25 - Friday, Nov. 29 – No School

PEA RIDGE SCHOOLS

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Lunch menu Monday, Nov. 18 — Ground beef and macaroni, green peas, Northern beans, cornbread, fruit and milk; Breakfast: pancakes, juice and milk

SPORTS BRIEF

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Rogers Activity Center registration for the 2013-2014 Youth Wrestling Program is currently being taken at the Rogers Activity Center and online at www.rogersarkansas.com/recreation.

FALL ATHLETIC BANQUET SET

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The Pea Ridge fall athletic banquet will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 5, in the high school cafeteria.

Football season ends and playoff s begin

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In a season where the Blackhawks could have qualified for a return trip to the playos, sadly, it was not to be. Two 4A-1 schools that haven’t been in it for a spell have qualifi ed plus the three schools that seem to make it just about every year are back in the mix when the playos get started othis Friday.

PEA RIDGE BLACKHAWK BASKETBALL CALENDAR

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Nov. 11-16 TBA — Varsity basketball tournament @ Green Forest Nov. 13 4 p.m. — Seventh-grade basketball vs. Gentry, away

Blackhawks fall in finale, 25-20

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An unlikely Berryville touchdown in the waning seconds of the game last Friday negated a fi ne Blackhawk comeback and allowed the Bobcats to pull oa 25-20 upset in the 2013 football season’s fi nal game.

COUNCIL AGENDA

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7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 19 Approve the Minutes of the Oct. 15, 2013, Regular Meeting Howard Slinkard, Attorney at Law — Ordinance Number 550, Adopting a Budget for 2014 — Resolution Number 355, Appointing a City Attorney — Resolution Number 356, Appointing a Prosecuting Attorney Update Sidewalk Project Approve Bids for the Peck Road Bridge Project

Shopping Center planned

posted: 11/13/2013 1:57 a.m.

A shopping center is planned in front of Summit Meadows east of the boulevard oSlack Street; residents of the subdivision object to a commercial venture there.

HOLIDAY CLOSINGS

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Thursday, Nov. 28, Thanksgiving Day Garfield City Hall Pea Ridge City Hall.. .

AREA EVENTS

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A postal meeting will be held at 4 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 13, at the Seligman Chamber Event Center.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

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The community Thanksgiving service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at First Baptist Church of Pea Ridge.

Who invented the spork?

posted: 11/13/2013 1:57 a.m.

A few days ago, my wife and I were having lunch at a Kentucky Fried Chicken restaurant in Bentonville, and I noticed that our little package of eating utensils included a combination plastic spoon/fork thing.

Library to expand hours

posted: 11/13/2013 1:57 a.m.

The Library Board of Trustees and I met with the Pea Ridge City Council members last week to discuss our budget for 2014. Our patrons have asked for additional hours and that will happen very soon.

The first Veterans Day

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Although it has many connotations and meanings today, our present Veterans Day celebration got its start as Armistice Day on Nov.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

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Friday, Nov. 15 10 a.m. — Benton County Election Commission, Election Commission office, 105 SE Executive Drive, Suite 1, Bentonville

NEBCO FIRE/ EMS DEPARTMENT

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Sunday, Nov. 3 3:02 p.m. Medical, Ventris Road 5:39 p.m. Motor-vehicle accident, Indian Creek Road/U.S. Hwy. 62

AVOCA FIRE DEPARTMENT

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Monday, Nov.4 12:26 a.m. Medical, Walnut Valley Trail

PLAYFUL PALS

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FOUND ANIMALS Kitten— White kitten with orange tail and ears, call Angie 366-7629 Puppy— White with brown patches, found on Patterson Road, call Kirsty at 544-0517

BCSO JAIL

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Wednesday, Nov.6 10:26 a.m. Rita Rae Jackson, 51, Garfield, by BCSO for felony aggravated assault.

PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

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Warrants : Brandon M. Simon, 22, Rogers, for contempt failure to pay fines and costs

COMMUNITY THANKSGIVING SERVICE

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The community Thanksgiving service will be at 6 p.m. Sunday, Nov. 24, at the First Baptist Church of Pea Ridge.

RECOLLECTIONS

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40 Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 14, 1973 Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene Mike Marlow, a Pea Ridge freshman, shot his first deer on his first hunting trip ever. He harvested an eight-point buck at 8 a.m. on opening day of deer season.

America’s need, part 1

posted: 11/13/2013 1:56 a.m.

There are some who claim to be a church who try to picket funeral services of fallen soldiers, little girls’ funerals (Amish girls - 2006), Holocaust memorials, and others. Their common theme is “God hates …”, and they fill in the blank with their choice of the week.

Man arrested for child rape

posted: 11/13/2013 1:56 a.m.

Jason Daniel Patillo, 39, of Fort Smith, was arrested Friday for felony rape of a 9-year-old girl.

Fighting a ‘silent killer’

posted: 11/13/2013 1:56 a.m.

An unexpected life event propelled Jennifer Cingolani Allison into learning about Pancreatic Cancer. Her father, Aldo Cingolani, had what he believed to be stomach trouble. His health began to decline. Doctors found cancer.

Neighborhood Market OKd

posted: 11/13/2013 1:56 a.m.

Groundbreaking for the new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market should begin before the end of the year. Plans were approved by Pea Ridge Planning Commission members Tuesday. A variance was approved with one dissenting vote. Two Planning Commission members, both employed byWal-Mart, sat in the audience and did not participate in the meeting.

Vet: ‘There’s no place like home !’

posted: 11/13/2013 1:56 a.m.

He grew up on a hog farm in Pea Ridge, signed up for the U.S. Navy when he was 17 under a delayed entry program and went to boot camp as soon as he graduated from Pea Ridge High School in 1976.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 11/13/2013 1:54 a.m.

Wednesday Kiwanis Club Kiwanis is a global organization of volunteers dedicated to changing the world one child and one community at a time. The Siloam Springs Kiwanis club meets every Wednesday from noon to 1 p.m at John Brown University Dye Conference Room. For information, call 479-524-4625.

CHURCH NEWS

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Eastgate Freewill Baptist Church at 4950 Hwy 412 E. in Siloam Springs will hold revival services Nov. 21-24. Paul McKissick, Paster of New Heights Christian Church in Fredericksburg, Va., will be the leader of the event.

CLUB NEWS

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The Squares will dance from 7 to 9 p.m. Monday, Nov. 18, at Riordan Hall in Bella Vista. Jay Wright will be the caller. For more information, call 479-876-8432.

OBITUARIES

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Lois L. Brown, age 80, of Aubrey, Texas, formerly of Coffeyville, Kan. and Bella Vista, Ark., died suddenly, but peacefully on Nov. 4, 2013, in McKinney, Texas. Born July 19, 1933, in Kit Carson, Col., she was the daughter of Amos C. and Juanita (Stair) Kolb.

Wednesday, November 6

City considers budgets

posted: 11/06/2013 6 a.m.

Preparing for the coming year, city officials met for a City Council of the whole committee meeting at 1:30 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 5, with department heads to discuss each department’s budget.

Red Ribbon Week for drug free

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The students at Pea Ridge High School participated in Red Ribbon Week last week Oct. 28 through Nov. 1.

Rose proves to have a lot of thorns

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More recently, the ’Hawks have been able to move the ball and gain some offensive consistency, while the defense hadn’t quite made the same strides. Against the Cards last week, however, the defense has finally arrived with a stellar effort against the No. 2 team in the district.

’Hawks deal Cardinals crushing 26-7 defeat

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Looking more like a playoffteam than a squad looking for its first conference win, the Blackhawks put a solid thumping on the Farmington Cardinals, scoring in every quarter in a dominant 26-7 victory.

HEALTH DEPARTMENT INSPECTIONS

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Pea Ridge Primary 1141 Weston St., Pea Ridge Priority violation: Dish machine not reaching 160 degrees.

BENTON COUNTY JAIL

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Tuesday, Oct. 29 10:54 a.m. Cody Ray Horton, 25, Pea Ridge, by Bentonville Police for driving while license suspended or revoked pursuant to omnibus DWI act.

NEBCO FIRE/EMS DEPARTMENT

posted: 11/06/2013 1:45 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 27 10:24 a.m. Medical, Bray Road 11:01 p.m. Medical, Sheppa Road Monday, Oct. 28 10:33 a.m. Medical, N. Old Wire Road 4:48 p.m. Fire investigation, Charles Street 7:29 p.m. Missing person, Old House Road Tuesday, Oct. 29 2:28 p.m. Medical, U.S. Hwy. 62 and. Hwy. 72 Thursday, Oct. 31 6:17 a.m. Motor-vehicle accident, Ark. Hwy. 37 and Bowlin Road 1:19 p.m. Medical, Battlefield Road Friday, Nov. 1 1:54 p.m. Medical, Gann Ridge Road 2:27 p.m. Medical, U.S. Hwy. 62 4:19 p.m. Fire alarm, Slack Street 7:16 p.m. Medical, Battlefield Road Saturday, Nov. 2 8:38 a.m. Fire alarm, Wade Lane 5:24 p.m. Fire alarm, Ventris Road 7:58 p.m. Medical, Hill Drive 9:51 p.m. Medical, N. Old Wire Road

REPORT TO THE PUBLIC

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Pea Ridge School District will hold the annual Report to the Public at 6 p.m. Monday, Nov. 11, 2013, in the district Professional Development Center.

FALL FESTIVITIES

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Friday, Nov. 8 10 a.m. United Methodist Church Fall Bazaar, 1209 N. Davis St., Pea Ridge. Chicken Tetrazzini lunch will be served from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. for $7.

VETERANS DAY ASSEMBLY

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The Pea Ridge High School Veterans Day Assembly will be held at 10 a.m. Monday, Nov. 11, in the High School Gymnasium. All veterans and theirfamilies are invited.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

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Wednesday, Nov. 6 11:30 a.m. - 12:30 p.m. — Seligman, Mo., Senior Center, donation lunch, $3; for information, call Jo Ann Corn at 417-662-3749

AREA EVENTS

posted: 11/06/2013 1:45 a.m.

The Seligman Lions Club monthly dance is 7 to 10 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 7, at the Seligman Community Building, 29144 S. Main St., Seligman.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

posted: 11/06/2013 1:45 a.m.

The Fall Bazaar will open at 10 a.m. Friday, Nov. 8, at the United Methodist Church, Pea Ridge. There will be homemade gifts and baked goods sold. A chicken tetrazzini lunch with sweet potatoes, green beans and homemade pie will be served from 11 a.m. — 2 p.m. for $7.

I think I can do without some of these new technologies

posted: 11/06/2013 1:45 a.m.

Some time ago, around the first of this year, I wrote about some new technologies I think I could do without. A few examples I mentioned were push-button electronic car ignition switches, car alarms, horns that honk when you click the button to lock your car doors and toothbrushes with motors. I think I have come across a few more.

Good books for sale at Pea Ridge Library

posted: 11/06/2013 1:45 a.m.

Halloween is over and, if the size of the crowd across the street at The Ridge Church is any indication, I believe the children of the community had a good time. We had fewer than normal maybe due in part to the weather but more likely it was the number of large events being held in the area.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

posted: 11/06/2013 1:45 a.m.

The faculty and staff at Pea Ridge High School would like to thank all the parents that came to the Parent/ Teacher Conferences. Strong parent involvement in the high school is important, and we really appreciate you taking time out of your busy schedules to come meet with us.

Overcoming fear - you are an army of one

posted: 11/06/2013 1:45 a.m.

I copied this saying from an old magazine. “Concerning fear, you are an army of one!” I was pleased to overcome my fear and I drove a dreaded highway! I was pleased with Connor for winning the standowith a large spider at the mailbox!

Aging isn’t all it’s cracked up to be

posted: 11/06/2013 1:45 a.m.

There have been numerous trips to numerous doctors since I last broached this subject in this column, but the question has not been answered, so the search goes on: Where do I find ‘The Book’”on growing old? All these ailments, aches and pains may be normal, but why do they come without warning?

PUBLIC MEETINGS

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Thursday, Nov. 7 10 a.m. — Benton County Conservation District, USDA Service Center, Bentonville ; for more information contact Gail Sparks at 273-2622 ext. 3.

AVOCA FIRE DEPARTMENT

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Friday, Oct. 25 4:23 p.m. Brush fire, Silver Cloud Trail Saturday

PEA RIDGE FIRE DEPARTMENT

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Saturday, Oct. 19 9:10 a.m. Fire alarm, Marshall Street

PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

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Warrants: 10/29 Joseph E. Bennion, 51, Anderson, Mo., contempt failure to pay fines and costs 10/29 Lance Cameron Ferguson, 51, Pea Ridge, third degree assault, false imprisonment, unauthorized entry of a school bus

OBITUARIES

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Col. Harvey Wendell Gillette, 92, died Oct. 25, 2013, at his residence in Bella Vista, Ark. He was born Dec. 4, 1920, in Eau Claire, Wis., to Cecil and Josephine Olson Gillette.

PLAYFUL PALS

posted: 11/06/2013 1:44 a.m.

FOUND ANIMALS Kitten— white kitten with orange tail and ears, call Angie 366-7629

CHURCH NEWS

posted: 11/06/2013 1:44 a.m.

Assembly of God Church Pea Ridge After-school youth nights are 3:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, for grades 6-12. There will be free food, games, activities and a worship service. There is a bus to pick students up from the school on those days.

Are you committed?

posted: 11/06/2013 1:44 a.m.

Webster’s Dictionary defines commitment as “the state or quality of being dedicated to a cause, activity, etc.” I might define it as going all in. The person who is committed has gone all in with nothing held in reserve. There is no contingency plan.

Man accused of possession of child porn

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A Pea Ridge man was arrested Wednesday on suspicion of possessing child pornography.

Going to the dogs

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In addition to taking reports for thefts, disturbances and trac accidents, Pea Ridge Police are responsible for infractions of the city’s ordinance governing dogs running at large. Both police and Street Department personnel pick up dogs and take them to Pea Ridge Veterinary Clinic, with whom the city has a contract.

Children frightened by man on school bus

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A routine bus ride to school on the morning of Thursday, Oct. 24, became anything but routine when the father of a student entered the bus and told his daughter to point out a child who he claimed bullied his daughter.

BLACKHAWK SPORTS CALENDAR

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Thursday, Nov. 7 5:30 p.m.— Seventh-grade football vs. Berryville @ Berryville 7 p.m.— Jr. High football vs. Berryville @ Berryville

PEA RIDGE SCHOOLS LUNCH MENU

posted: 11/06/2013 1 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 11 — Nachos with ground beef, lettuce and tomato, pinto beans, whole-wheat sugar cookie, fruit and milk;

SCHOOL CALENDAR

posted: 11/06/2013 1 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 7 6–7 p.m. Intermediate School Family Reading Night Monday, Nov. 11 8–8 :40 a.m. Intermediate School’s Veteran’s Day Assembly

Tuesday, November 5

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 11/05/2013 9:44 p.m.

40 Years Ago Wednesday, Nov. 7, 1973 Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene The king and queen of the Pea Ridge Fall Festival were sophomore candidates, Susan Turek and Dwane Scism. The prince and princess were fourthgraders, Fred Sutton and Kim Knox. The winners were chosen based on amount of donations by each class.