News 2013 October

Stories for October 2013

Wednesday, October 30

Ozark black gold harvest bountiful

posted: 10/30/2013 1:45 a.m.

The motor on the huller rumbles as thuds resound when black walnuts hit the sides of the metal bin as shovel load after shovel load of what’s called “the Ozarks black gold” land in a hopper.

The coffee is always on

posted: 10/30/2013 1:42 a.m.

“Now Papaw will have time to build a tree house,” Frank Sutherland recalled his 7-year-old grandson saying when he heard his grandfather had sold Pea Ridge Tire. “That’s a pretty high priority,” Sutherland said.

SELIGMAN EVENTS

posted: 10/30/2013 1:33 a.m.

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

PEA RIDGE COURT REPORT

posted: 10/30/2013 1:30 a.m.

Oct. 22, 2013 Judge Ray Bunch Prosecutor Richard Hardwicke Carrell, Sean S. — no proof liability insurance, guilty; fail to register or transfer, guilty

MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 10/30/2013 1:29 a.m.

Oct. 10 Adam Gabriel Freeman, 23, Pea Ridge, and Samantha Elanie Harlin, 18 Bentonville David Michael Spencer, 24, Bentonville, and Ashley Nicole Roughton, 25, Garfi eld Oct. 11 Steven Tyler Wallace,22, and Cheyenne Marie Hackett, 20, both of Seligman, Mo.

PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

posted: 10/30/2013 1:27 a.m.

Warrants: 10/22 Timothy Wayne Wood, 33, Pea Ridge, for contempt failure to pay fines and costs 10/22 Lelen Powell, 26, Fayetteville, failure to appear Monday, Oct. 21 9 a.m. A 16-year-old female student of Pea Ridge High School reported she had still not found her cell phone which she initially reported missing on Oct. 16. The incident is still under investigation.

Eccentricities of small town life

posted: 10/30/2013 1:26 a.m.

By many standards, Pea Ridge is a small town. Although it doubled in size from the 2000 to the 2010 census, it is still small.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

posted: 10/30/2013 1:24 a.m.

We would like to extend a sincere thank you to everyone that has had a hand in the planning, organization, and execution of the many charitable events on behalf of our family over the last few weeks. We would also like to thank each and every one that was able to donate on our behalf in some capacity as well.

Check out the library for Halloween fun

posted: 10/30/2013 1:23 a.m.

Ghosts and goblins, zombies and monsters, angels and devils, superheroes, ballerinas and fairies — get ready to see them all on Thursday as they trick or treat at the library from 5 to 7 p.m. There are many places for them to visit so parents and drivers be especially alert Thursday late afternoon and evening.

We are into my favorite season!

posted: 10/30/2013 1:19 a.m.

As we come to the last week of October, I am reminded that I have favorite times of the year. Of course each season has it’s unique attractions and opportunities, but the autumn is my favorite. It may be that I am partial to the fall season because at 70 some years old, I have entered the autumn of my life.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

posted: 10/30/2013 1:17 a.m.

Coat drive in Garfield GATEWAY — The second annual God’s Pantry Coat Drive is until Nov. 1. Pantry ocials are collecting gently used or new children’s and adult coats to be given out during their Christmas Wish Tree gift giveaway.

AREA EVENTS

posted: 10/30/2013 1:16 a.m.

An Arts and Craft show is slated for Friday and Saturday, Nov. 1 and 2, at the Seligman Chamber Event Center, Mo., Missouri Highway 37 north of Seligman, sponsored by the Seligman Chamber of Commerce.

CLUB NEWS

posted: 10/30/2013 1:15 a.m.

Handweavers Guild The Northwest Arkansas Handweavers Guild will not meet at the Springdale Art Center on Saturday, Nov. 9, as they are going on a field trip. Please visit the website for more information, nwahandweaversguild.com.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 10/30/2013 1:14 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 30 7:30–8 p.m. — TeamKids Trunk or Treat, First Baptist Church, Pea Ridge, following TeamKids meeting. For information, call the church at 451-8192.

Bobcats, Blackhawks thrill fans in title match

posted: 10/30/2013 1:08 a.m.

A demonstration of top-notch athletic prowess and competitive spirit on the court thrilled volleyball fans watching Thursday’s district 1-4 A championship match between Berryville and Pea Ridge.

Junior Blackhawks beat Prairie Grove

posted: 10/30/2013 1:06 a.m.

The Junior High Blackhawks played Prairie Grove Thursday night after a heartbreaking first loss of the season last week to the Ozark Hillbillies.

Top-ranked Pea Ridge marches onward

posted: 10/30/2013 1:05 a.m.

Pea Ridge owned the number one seed coming into last week’s District 1-4 A volleyball tournament at Farmington.

Prairie Grove, Lincoln, Farmington lock up playoff spots

posted: 10/30/2013 1:03 a.m.

Three of the five playoff spots from the 4A-1 District have been locked away by Prairie Grove, Lincoln and Farmington with Gentry, Gravette and Ozark scrambling for the the other positions.

Blackhawk Band scores excellent

posted: 10/30/2013 12:59 a.m.

The Pea Ridge High School Band has enjoyed a very successful marching contest season this fall. The band participated at the Elkins Invitation Marching Contest on Tuesday, Oct.

PEA RIDGE SCHOOLS LUNCH MENU

posted: 10/30/2013 12:58 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 4 — Chicken tenders, baked beans, broccoli with cheese, biscuit, fruit and milk

Tuesday, October 29

CHURCH NEWS

posted: 10/29/2013 11:07 p.m.

After-school youth nights will be 3:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, for grades 6-12. There will be free food, games, activities and a worship service.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 10/29/2013 11:07 p.m.

40 Years Ago Wednesday, Oct. 31, 1973 Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene Miss Phyllis Evans was crowned as Pea Ridge Homecoming queen. The attendants — Lori Cheek, Joshua Ramsey and Kelly Evans — were escorted by the tri-captain, Randy Easterling.

Overcomer of what?

posted: 10/29/2013 11:07 p.m.

“Fight the good fight of faith, lay hold on eternal life, to which you were also called and have confessed the good confession in the presence of many witnesses.” 1 Timothy 6:12

Wednesday, October 23

From hand milking to the milking parlor

posted: 10/23/2013 10:40 a.m.

I’ve been trying to think if I could describe how to milk a cow by hand well enough that someone who never tried before could actually get started. It really isn’t too complicated, although it is not just a matter of squeezing any old way either.

A long week with light bulbs

posted: 10/23/2013 10:40 a.m.

A week like the last one makes it difficult to keep from becoming frustrated and stressed out. We have not only been confronted with big problems that are beyond our control, such as a shut-down government, but ordinary little things have turned out to be complicated.

Never too old to learn; checking facts

posted: 10/23/2013 10:40 a.m.

This article is actually information derived during a recent illness provide someone with enough curiosity to determine if it might apply to them.

PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

posted: 10/23/2013 10:40 a.m.

Warrants: 10/16 Aaron Blake Looney, 21, Pea Ridge, contempt failure to pay fines and costs 10/18 Felipe Vargas, 47, Rogers, for failure to appear 10/19 Dustin W. Foster, 19, Rogers, contempt failure to pay fines and costs 10/19 Brandon Dean Freeman, 26, Rogers, failure to appear 10/19 Jessica Michelle George, 24, Seligman, Mo., failure to appear 10/19 David K. Dietrich, 19, Rogers, on a BCSO failure to appear warrant 10/21 Traci Notarnicola, 42, Seligman, Mo., contempt failure to pay fines and costs Tuesday, Oct. 15 2:30 p.m. A 51-year-old white female resident of the city came to the police station to complain that “Chinese dragons” were attacking her and that someone had put an intercom in her home and someone was poisoning her. Police reported the same woman was atWhite Oak Station at 4 a.m. the same day making similar statements and was taken to Northwest Medical Center, Bentonville, by ambulance. After conferring with the county prosecutor, police arrested Jacqueline Brenner and transported her to Benton

BCSO JAIL

posted: 10/23/2013 10:40 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 15 3:27 p.m. Jacqueline M. Brenner, 51, Pea Ridge, by Pea Ridge Police for drunken, insane and disorderly. 4:02 p.m. John Mason Cherry, 45, Garfield, by BCSO for obstructing governmental operations.

Flight, fight, lead to woman’s arrest

posted: 10/23/2013 10:39 a.m.

On Sunday afternoon, police received a report of a truck being stolen from an apartment on East Pickens Road. The truck owner told police he had allowed a woman to stay at his apartment because she told him she had no place to stay.

How majestic is thy name in all the earth!

posted: 10/23/2013 10:39 a.m.

The eighth Psalm exalts the name of the Lord our God in a jubilant and worshipful way. I believe that as we exalt the name of the Lord in this way, we shall find that our sights are lifted, our vision for life is ennobled, our sense of human dignity is uplifted and our care and regard for all creation is enhanced.

Vet tech skills valuable

posted: 10/23/2013 10:39 a.m.

Even though her patients are animals, Michelle Ewan needs good people skills. A registered veterinary technician at Oak View Animal Clinic, Ewan is a vital part of the patient care as well as customer education at the clinic.

Tuesday, October 22

OBITUARIES

posted: 10/22/2013 11:57 p.m.

Ruby Hight Ruby Pruitt Roberts Hight, 91, of Hiwasse, died Oct. 14, 2013, at Circle of Life Hospice Home at Legacy Village in Bentonville.

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 10/22/2013 11:55 p.m.

Commissioner Danny Duncan will host a public meeting at 7 p.m. Oct. 31 at Northeast Technology Center in Kansas, Okla.

CHURCH NEWS

posted: 10/22/2013 11:55 p.m.

Bible Study for Women A women’s Bible study class — Mark, the On-the-Go Gospel — is taught by Laura Macfarlan from 9 a.m. to 11 a.m. every Thursday, through Dec. 12.

Tuesday, October 15

COMMUNITY CALENDAR

posted: 10/15/2013 11:12 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17 6:45 a.m. breakfast and 7 a.m. meeting — Pea Ridge Optimist Club, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church; for information, call Sandy Lasater at 903-6795. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Bella Vista Arts and crafts festival at the fair grounds located close to Ark. Hwy. 279 and Benton County Hwy. 340; for information, call 855-2604. 8 a.m. - 4 p.m. — Brighwater Bazaar, Brightwater United Methodist Church, U.S. Hwy. 62. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m. – 1 p.m. Noon - 6 p.m. — Pea Ridge Farmers’ Market, Emergency Services Building entrance off Slack Street 6:30 - 7:30 p.m. — Jr. Girl Scout Troop No. 5780, Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church 7 p.m. — Seligman Dance, Seligman Chamber of Commerce; at the Seligman Chamber Event Center on Missouri Hwy. 37 north of Seligman; for information, call 417-662-3612 or 531-8255. 7:30 p.m. — Garfield AA, Brightwater Methodist Church. Open meeting and no smoking; for information, call 359-3734 Friday, Oct. 18 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. — Bella Vista Arts and Crafts festival at the fair grou

Lifelong friend remembered

posted: 10/15/2013 11:08 p.m.

Sue Stumbo of Gravette lived a long life — 96 years! She was such a part of our family, I just had to write a column about her. To say that Sue was a friend of our family is an understatement. From the time we moved to Gravette in 1951, Mom and Sue became fast friends. Sue sort of adopted us kids, but Sis Gay was probably her favorite, maybe because Gay spent so much time with her. Gay said she remembered Sue never driving over 45 miles an hour. Sue said that was fast enough for anyone to drive. I remember Sue cooking enormous amounts of gourmet food for holidays. We were always invited. In 1940 Fred and Sue moved from Oklahoma and bought the beautiful valley called Nebo, next to Old Town Park. There was a two-pump gas station with an overhang and a one room small rock building on the property. Fred tore down the overhang, and as more of the rock building began to show, he decided to demolish it. Sue ran out saying, “Stop, don’t tear it down!” Fred said, “What do you want it for?” Sue answered, “I don’t know,

PUBLIC OFFICIALS

posted: 10/15/2013 11:07 p.m.

CITY OF PEA RIDGE P. O. Box 10, Pea Ridge, AR 72751 Hours: Mon. - Fri. 8 a.m. - 5 p.m. Council meetings 7 p.m. third Tuesday of each month at City Hall. Mayor: Jackie Crabtree, 451-1102 ; pearidgemayor@centurytel.net, expires 2014 City clerk: Sandy Button, 451-1101 ; slbutton96@centurytel.net, expires 2016 Council Members: Ray Easley, P.O. Box 86, Pea Ridge, AR 72751; 451-8244 ; Term: expires 2016 Steve Guthrie, 221 Barris Lane, Pea Ridge, AR 72751; 451-8236 ; Term: expires 2016 Bob Cottingham, 120 Henry Little Circle, Pea Ridge, AR 72751; 451-8873 ; Term: expires 2014 Nadine Telgemeier, 15888 Mariano Rd., Bentonville, AR 72712; 685-7139 ; dntelg@yahoo.com; Term: expires 2014 Planning Commission: Matt Powers, chairman, 655 Eagle Crest, Pea Ridge, AR 72751; 295-5757 (586-6178 ) Dr. Karen Sherman, vice chairman, Dove Road, Pea Ridge, AR 72751; 451-1048 Al Fowler, secretary, 298 Green St., Pea Ridge, AR 72751; 451-8061 or 451-8192 M.J. Hensley, 1759 S. Curtis Ave., Pea Ridge, AR 72751; 451-9118 Jerry Burton, 488

Freedom comes with responsibility

posted: 10/15/2013 11:06 p.m.

With freedom comes responsibility, and the irresponsible use of freedoms leads to their loss. We Americans, through the God-given wisdom of our forefathers, have been greatly blessed with a Constitution and Bill of Rights which guarantee to us certain freedoms and protect us from the tendency of government to encroach upon such liberties. But with such freedom also comes responsibility. We are not free from responsibility but ought use freedom responsibly. Though modern history texts say little about it, our forefathers wrote our Constitution for a people with ethical values and principles based on the Christian Bible and the Ten Commandments. The ethical and responsible use of freedom is assumed. Apart from that Judeo-Christian foundation, the freedoms promised have become subject to great abuse with people seeking to be free from all moral responsibility. And, as we are seeing more and more in our day, the irresponsible use of our freedoms is leading to their loss. In fact, if the people cannot exercise the

AVOCA VOLUNTEER FIRE DEPARTMENT

posted: 10/15/2013 11:05 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 9 Saturday, Oct. 12 6 p.m. Medical, Landers Road 12:25 a.m. Medical, Scenic Drive

PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 10/15/2013 11:04 p.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 16 7 p.m. — Pea Ridge Parks Commission, Pea Ridge City Park Friday, Oct. 18 10 a.m. — Benton County Election Commission, Election Commission oÿce, 105 SE Executive Drive, Suite 1, Bentonville Tuesday, Oct. 22 1 p.m. — Pea Ridge City Court, City Hall 2:30 p.m. — Pea Ridge Library Board of Trustees meeting, Pea Ridge Library

PEA RIDGE FIRE/EMS DEPARTMENT

posted: 10/15/2013 11:03 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 21 11:42 a.m. Detector activation, Mary Phelps Drive Sunday, Sept. 22 7:29 a.m. Medical, N. Ark. Hwy. 94 6:32 p.m. Unauthorized burning, Gann Ridge Road Monday, Sept. 23 11:58 a.m. Medical, Wade Lane Tuesday, Sept. 24 9:00 a.m. Medical, N. Curtis Avenue Wednesday, Sept. 25 5:01 p.m. Medical, Wade Lane Thursday, Sept. 26 1:26 p.m. Medical, Wade Lane 2:48 p.m. Medical, Wade Lane Friday, Sept. 27 5:12 p.m. Medical, N. Curtis Avenue 6:13 p.m. Structure fire, Tucks Chapel Road Monday, Sept. 30 9:04 a.m. Medical, Smith Ridge Road 3:15 p.m. Medical, Wade Lane Tuesday, Oct. 1 12:42 p.m. Medical, Wade Lane 2:10 p.m. Medical, S. Curtis Avenue and Wade Lane Wednesday, Oct. 2 4:34 a.m. Medical, Little Beaver Lane 7:52 a.m. Motor-vehicle accident, N. Curtis Avenue and Slack Street Thursday, Oct. 3 3:02 p.m. Motor-vehicle accident, Ark. Hwy. 72 5:29 p.m. Medical, Mariano Road 10:21 p.m. Medical, Silver Cloud Trail 10:33 p.m. Control burn, 4420 N.E. Hudson Road Friday, Oct. 4 8:24 a.m. Medical, Andrew Curcui

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 10/15/2013 11 p.m.

40 Years Ago Wednesday, Oct. 17, 1973 Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene The Rogers branch of the American Association of University Women met at Mrs. Roy Roe’s home. The president announced the subject they would study throughout the year was media, issues in communications and global interdependence. The Future Homemakers of America, Pea Ridge branch, gave the FHA mother honors to Dot Webb of Pea Ridge. The Blackhawk football team played in the rain against Decatur. Gary Brown had 93 yards rushing and Alan Ash had 27 yards. Jackie Ford, defensive player of the week, had a blocked punt, fumble recovery and 16 solo tackles.

Jr. ’Hawk machine rolls to 28-0 victory

posted: 10/15/2013 10:07 p.m.

The Pea Ridge Junior Blackhawk football team kept their unbeaten streak alive and well with a 28-0 pounding of Gentry on the road last week. The ’Hawks’ domination of the Pioneers was so complete that towards the end of the third quarter, Gentry total yardage equalled zero while Pea Ridge was well over 200. For the game, the Pioneer ground attack was -44. The tone was set early when Logan Johnson stopped the Pioneers’ first rushing attempt for a 4-yard loss. Kamden Boyd sacked the quarterback for a 10-yard loss on third down, forcing a punt. Starting from the Gentry 33, two runs by tailback Zaine Holley gave the ’Hawks a fi rst down on the 22. Quarterback Jakota Sainsbury kept for 8 yards with Drew Winn dashing for 5 more on the next play, and another fi rst down. Two runs by Holley punched the ball in at the 3:06 mark of the opening period with Pea Ridge leading 6-0. The Pioneers took the kicko, then gained their initial first down on a 12-yard run by a Gentry back. However, the ’Hawks gang tackled the runni

LUNCH MENU

posted: 10/15/2013 10:07 p.m.

PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Monday, Oct. 21 —Hot chicken and cheese wrap, lettuce and tomato, refried beans, fruit and milk; Breakfast: oatmeal, toast, juice and milk Tuesday, Oct. 22 — Burrito with cheese, mixed spinach salad, Spanish rice, cookie, fruit and milk; Breakfast: breakfast pizza, juice and milk Wednesday, Oct. 23 — Chicken nuggets, mashed potatoes with gravy, cooked carrots, fruit cocktail cake, milk; Breakfast: cinnamon rolls, juice and milk Thursday, Oct. 24 — BBQ pork sandwich, baked beans, cole slaw, fruit and milk; Breakfast: bagel with cream cheese, juice and milk Friday, Oct. 25 — Cheeseburgers, oven baked fries, lettuce and tomato, fruit, milk; Breakfast: biscuit with gravy, juice and milk

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL CALENDAR

posted: 10/15/2013 10:07 p.m.

Oct. 16 — Grading period ends Oct. 16-25 — Primary school book fair Oct. 17 — Grading period begins 7 – 7:50 a.m. — Doughnuts with Dads, Pea Ridge Intermediate School, Intermediate gymnasium Oct. 21/22 —Parent /teacher conferences 3:30 — 6:30 p.m. Oct. 22 — Flu clinic Nov. 25 — 26 — Flex days Nov. 27, 28, 29 — No School Dec. 20 — Grading period ends Dec. 20 - Jan. 3 — No School Jan. 6 — Grading period begins March 12 — Grading period ends March 13 — Grading period begins March 18 & 20 — Parent/teacher conferences 3:30 — 6:30 p.m. March 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 — No School May 22 Grading period ends May 23, 27, 28, 29, 30 — Make up days June 2, 3, 4 — Make up days

BLACKHAWK SPORTS CALENDAR

posted: 10/15/2013 10:07 p.m.

Thursday, Oct. 17 4:30 p.m.— Varsity volleyball vs. Gravette, away 5:30 p.m.— Seventhgrade football vs. Ozark, home 7 p.m.— Jr. High football vs. Ozark, home All Day— Varsity cross country vs. Washburn, Mo., away Friday, Oct. 18 7 p.m. — Varsity football vs. Ozark, away Saturday, Oct. 19 10 a.m. — Fourth-grade Blackhawks vs. Gentry @ Gentry 11 a.m. — Fifth-grade Blackhawks vs. Gentry @ Gentry 12 p.m. — Sixth-grade Blackhawks vs. Gentry @ Gentry All Day— Varsity cross Country District Meet, TBA All Day— Volleyball Jr. High District, Berryville Sunday, Oct. 20 2 p.m. — Second- & third-grade third place vs. fourth place 3 p.m. — Second- & third-grade championship game Oct. 21 – Oct. 23 All Day— Volleyball Sr. High District, Farmington

Prairie Grove last team standing in 4 A-1

posted: 10/15/2013 10:07 p.m.

The match-up between the district’s two undefeated teams ended up a one-sided aair, at least on the scoreboard. Prairie Grove dispatched their western neighbor Lincoln 40-17, although the game was probably more evenly played than the score indicated. Any time a team turns the ball over fi ve times (Lincoln did) you can expect to be beaten in a lopsided manner. The Wolves lost points they should have had and gave the Tigers some points they wouldn’t have had. End result — Prairie Grove just keeps winning, not having lost a conference game since 2011. This week Berryville hosts Prairie Grove. The Bobcats have improved under new management but not nearly enough to make a game of it against the Tigers. Prairie Grove is 10-2 against Berryville since 2000.

Blackhawks’ comeback runs out of time

posted: 10/15/2013 10:07 p.m.

After digging themselves a big hole in the first half of play, the Blackhawk football team made a spirited comeback in the second half before falling to the Gentry Pioneers 43-30 in the annual Homecoming game. The loss overshadowed outstanding performances by running back Shane Ivy and return specialist/receiver Logan Rose. Ivy racked up 166 yards on just nine carries with Rose returning kicks for 114 yards while catching three passes for 74 yards. Both athletes scored a pair of touchdowns each. “We made a good run in the second half, but we put ourselves too far into a hole early on,” Tony Travis, head Blackhawk coach, said. “The Pioneers’ Jared Cousins made a lot of big plays, and while he will get his yards, he got too many against us.” After holding the ’Hawks on their first possession, the Pioneers’ Cousins passed and ran the ball visitors on eight of 10 plays to garner 60 yards of oense and the game’s initial touchdown. The score came on a 2-yard run by Cousins with 4:58 left in the first quarter as Gen

25th anniversary Pea Ridge Mule Jump 2013

posted: 10/15/2013 10:07 p.m.

Jump, under 51 inches 1. Billy, Carrie Thurman, Siloam Springs, Ark., 36” tie 1. Lady Killer, Billy Nelson, Cameron, Mo., 36” tie 3. Ginger, J.B. Payne, Pryor, Okla., 35” Mule jump, 51 inches and over 1. Molly Francis, Cecil Troy Sr., Pea Ridge 2. Diesel, Alex Jeffries, Cameron, Mo.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

posted: 10/15/2013 10:07 p.m.

Alumni Association’s Ham & Bean Dinner Set The Pea Ridge High School Alumni Association is holding the annual Ham & Bean Dinner and Pie Auction from 5 – 7 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26, at the Pea Ridge Middle School Cafeteria. Everyone is invited. The Pie Auction will begin at 6 p.m.with Jerry Fitzner as auctioneer. The dinner and auction is a fundraiser for the Alumni Association, raising scholarship funds to benefit Pea Ridge High School 2014 graduating seniors. The Pea Ridge Middle School is located on Weston Street, two blocks south of the Ark. Hwy. 94 intersection at the High School. For information about the Alumni Association or the Ham & Bean Dinner event, call Jamie Cotton, alumni president, 619-8862, or Jerry Nichols, alumni communications coordinator, at 621-1621. To donate a pie for the pie auction, please contact Penny Schwitters at 451-1537, Fayrene Jones at 451-8178, Nancy Nichols at 451-9219 or Linda Schooley at 451-8574. Coat drive in Garfield GATEWAY — The second annual God’s Pantry Coat Drive

AREA EVENTS

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Harvest Bazaar will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, and Thursday, Oct. 17, at Brightwater United Methodist Church, east of Rogers on U.S. Hwy. 62 just past Avoca. There will be pies, crafts, homemade gifts, baked goods and white elephant treasures for sale. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and will include beans or soup, cornbread, dessert and drinks. For information, call Betty Weston at 451-1372 or 644-4383. Gateway Arts and Crafts GATEWAY — An Arts and Crafts Festival will be Oct. 17 -19 at the Gateway City Park. Arts and crafts booths are available for $10 and vendor-concession stands for $25. For information, contact Gateway City Hall at 656-3944. Annual Arts, Crafts Festival Scheduled BELLA VISTA — The 45th annual Bella Vista Arts & Crafts Festival will be 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Oct. 17-19 at the festival grounds, located close to Ark. Highways 279 and 340. Proceeds from the arts and crafts festival go entirely to support the arts and artists in northwest Arkansas. The event

SEPTEMBER SALES TAX RECEIPTS

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Municipal 2009 2010 2011 2012 2013 Avoca $4,085 $2,894 $3,646 $2,372 $2,867 Garfield $6,148 $4,255 $7,209 $6,745 $8,294 Pea Ridge $24,099 $25,933 $26,992 $27,173 $29,692 County Avoca $6,159 $7,193 $6,051 $6,090 $6,772 Garfield $7,134 $8,333 $6,225 $6,265 $6,966 Gateway $7,192 $8,401 $5,022 $5,054 $5,620 Pea Ridge $34,158 $39,898 $59,448 $59,830 $66,526

BENTON COUNTY SHERIFF’S OFFICE JAIL

posted: 10/15/2013 10:07 p.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 8 3:03 p.m. Austin Christopher Gibson, 19, Pea Ridge, by Pea Ridge Police for possession of drug paraphernalia. 3:06 p.m. Jesse James Harris, 21, Rogers, by Pea Ridge Police for contempt. 5:51 p.m. Jacob Elius Detherage, 18, Avoca, by Rogers Police for shoplifting and contempt for Centerton.

PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

posted: 10/15/2013 10:07 p.m.

Warrants: 10/8 Austin Christopher Gibson, 19, Pea Ridge, contempt failure to pay fines and costs 10/8 Jesse James Harris, 21, Rogers, contempt failure to pay fines and costs 10/9 Jason Hunter, 21, Seligman, Mo., failure to appear 10/10 Brandon Dean Freeman, 26, Rogers, on an aÿdavit for driving on a suspended driver’s license, careless and prohibited driving, cruelty to animals and fleeing. He was booked into jail; bond was set at $1,455.

CHURCH NEWS

posted: 10/15/2013 10:07 p.m.

Assembly of God Church Pea Ridge After-school youth nights will be 3:30-8 p.m. Wednesdays, for grades 6-12. There will be free food, games, activities and a worship service. There will be a bus to pick students up from the school on those days. Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church Harvest Bazaar will be from 8 a.m.-4 p.m. on Wednesday, Oct. 16, and Thursday, Oct. 17, at the church, east of Rogers on U.S. Hwy. 62 just past Avoca. There will be pies, crafts, homemade gifts, baked goods and white elephant treasures for sale. Lunch will be served from 11:30 a.m.-1 p.m. and will include beans or soup, cornbread, dessert and drinks. For information, call Betty Weston at 451-1372 or 644-4383. Trunk or treat will be from 2-4 p.m. on Saturday, Oct. 26. First Baptist Church Pea Ridge TeamKids is 6:30-8 p.m.

The Gift of Liberty

posted: 10/15/2013 10:07 p.m.

2 Cor 3:17, “Now the Lord is the Spirit; and where the Spirit of the Lord is, there is liberty.” Exodus 23:10,” … and proclaim liberty throughout all the land to all its inhabitants.” Liberty is not something we can demand, nor is it something that we earn. Liberty is a gift of the Spirit of the Lord. If an individual doesn’t have the Spirit of Christ within then it is not possible for that person to experience true liberty. It is only in Christ we can truly live in freedom. Galatians 5:1 says, “Stand fast therefore in the liberty by which Christ has made us free, and do not be entangled again with a yoke of bondage.” Liberty in Christ is freedom to lovingly serve someone else.

Prep for life

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Wanting to prepare students for life, for work, Rick Neal invited Donna McKethan, director of Career and Technical Education, Waco, Texas, to Pea Ridge. Neal had learned about McKethan’s project and has begun steps to open a conversion charter school, a Career and Tech School, within the Pea Ridge High School. “I have a passionate love for public schools and what we’re able to do for kids,” Neal said to business leaders Friday at the Northwest Arkansas Council. “We want you to have the opportunity to build something very special to the northwest Arkansas region. We believe it could help several schools across the state.” “I’ve heard the same thing over and over again, kids come out of our schools not prepared to do the work they have,” Mike Harvey, chief executive ocer of the Council, said. “This was all spurred from one conversation with Tim Summers,” Neal said. “We want to improve and develop programs for you … today, we’re going to allow you to be a part of that.” Neal said the vision is to have business l

Hailing tradition - coming ‘home’ again after 50 years

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In October, when the weather gets cooler, leaves change from green to vibrant reds and shimmering golds, evenings get longer and football lights blaze. With football comes homecoming, dresses, crowns, roses and escorts. There’s a fl urry of activity and emotion as anxious girls spend countless moments striving to appear as though they belong to the upper echelon. Flashback to October of 1963, when Hershey bars were a nickel, Pebbles Flintstone made her fi rst debut and Pea Ridge football had just started with an eight-man team. Ann Foster, Barbara Patterson, Jane McKinney and Sue Walker were selected as members of the very fi rst Blackhawk football Homecoming Court. Friday, Oct. 11, 2013, marked the 50th year of Pea Ridge football, and the first time these four women had seen each other since high school. Bedecked in red, black and white, toting pompoms and cowbells for their roles as Grand Marshal-ettes of the parade, these women obliged us with our questions before they ascended their throne in the back of

Bright Futures

posted: 10/15/2013 10:07 p.m.

During his junior and senior year in high school, he spent more time sleeping in class than listening. He was judged by teachers to be a failure and graduated “dead last” behind the girl who got dropped out of school to give birth. Sadly, no one bothered to find out why he was having problems with school.

Wednesday, October 9

Mule jump spun out of coon hunts

posted: 10/09/2013 1:27 a.m.

Raccoon hunters have used mules to jump fences for years. Jumping mules for entertainment began in Pea Ridge nearly 30 years ago as just one of many events of the 1985 fall festival called “Battlefield Daze,” sponsored by the Pea Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

ORIGINS OF PEA RIDGE MULE JUMP

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• 1984 — Fall Fest 1985-1986 — Battlefi eld Daze 1987 — Pea Ridge Chamber Fall Fest 1988 — Lions Club sponsored Fall Fest 1989 — Lions Club named the event Pea Ridge Mule Jump and designated Pea Ridge as “Mule Jumping Capital of the World” 1999-2000 — Friends of Pea Ridge sponsored the Mule Jump going as a fundraiser for the local United Fund 2001 — Several local civic groups sponsored the Mule Jump 2002 — Pea Ridge Parks Commission sponsored the Mule Jump 2003 — The fi rst Professional Mule Jump was begun with a $1,000 cash prize 2009 — Event moved to Pea Ridge High School fi eld 2013 — 25th anniversary Pea Ridge Mule Jump held at 50-year-old Pea Bowl (former football stadium)

Fundraiser set to help Henson

posted: 10/09/2013 1:27 a.m.

FROM STAFF REPORTS A benefit for Billy Henson, diagnosed with cancer, is scheduled for this weekend.

MOON VIEWING SET

posted: 10/09/2013 1:27 a.m.

Dr. Dixie Androes, librarian Joel Tonyan, the Sugar Creek Astronomical Society and Northwest Arkansas Skygazers will provide a free public viewing of the moon through several telescopes at 8 p.m. on Thursday, Oct. 10, if the weather is clear, at the NorthWest Arkansas Community College, in front of Burns Hall.

Pea Ridge FFA members went to fair

posted: 10/09/2013 1:27 a.m.

Members of the Pea Ridge High School FFA traveled to the 2013 Arkansas-Oklahoma State Fair on Wednesday, Sept. 25, in Fort Smith. While there, students got to experience judging, and other various exhibits at this year’s fair.

Ridger Sports: Jr. boys Blackhawks unscathed at 5-0

posted: 10/09/2013 1:27 a.m.

The Pea Ridge junior boys Blackhawk football team has steamrolled the competition as they have reached mid-season with an unblemished 5-0 record.

Pea Ridge man arrested for sexual assault

posted: 10/09/2013 1:27 a.m.

A 24-year-old Pea Ridge man was arrested for fourth-degree sexual assault Tuesday, Oct. 1, after police received a report of him having sex numerous times with a 15-year-old girl.

Garfield man arrested for rape

posted: 10/09/2013 1:27 a.m.

FROM STAFF REPORTS GARFIELD — A 34-year-old man is in the Benton County Jail after an investigation into allegations that he provided alcohol to two teen-age girls and raped one of them.

Now & Then: Wheel power and growing up

posted: 10/09/2013 1:27 a.m.

Like many boys, and some girls, too, I spent a lot of time while I was growing up thinking about my “wheels” and the power plants which propelled them. Even when my “wheels” were tricycles and bicycles, leg powered, I was thinking of them as powered vehicles. Of course it was all pretend, having your tricycle be a powerful motor vehicle that is, but even when it was in imagination, I was thinking of powered travel, capable of speeds faster than the speeds others could achieve, and motor sounds more authoritative and convincing than others.

Library Notes: ‘Friends’ contribute so much to the library

posted: 10/09/2013 1:27 a.m.

I have mentioned several times that we would love to start a Friends of the Library group. I have just learned that there will be a webinar How to Start a Friends group, presented by United for Libraries executive director Sally Gardner Reed, at 12 p.m.

Anderson man stabbed to death

posted: 10/09/2013 1:27 a.m.

ANDERSON, MO. — A Monday night stabbing on Fourth Street in Anderson has left one man dead and another in the McDonald County Jail facing a charge of second degree murder.

Pastor’s Corner: Troubles and tribulations

posted: 10/09/2013 1:27 a.m.

Troubles and tribulations are all around us because this world — and sadly, a large amount of its inhabitants — are in a state of disarray because of sin.

Artistic creations include shoes

posted: 10/09/2013 1:27 a.m.

Little did he realize that taking an art class when he was 5 would spawn a passion for art that has stretched across three decades.

Lawsuit dismissed

posted: 10/09/2013 1:27 a.m.

BENTONVILLE — Circuit Judge Xollie Duncan dismissed a lawsuit on Friday seeking to protect the identities of three children prohibited from going to school in Pea Ridge until they were tested for human immunodefi ciency.

Rezone OKd

posted: 10/09/2013 1:27 a.m.

Two acres on Klaus Lane were approved to be rezoned from agricultural to residential (R-2 ) at the regular Planning Commission meeting Tuesday, Oct. 1.

Wednesday, October 2

CHURCH NEWS

posted: 10/02/2013 11:47 a.m.

Blessing of the Animals Grace Episcopal Church welcomes all animals and their owners for a short prayer service in honor of St. Francis Day at 3 p.m., Sunday, Oct. 6 on the church’s north lawn. For more information visit www.gracesiloam. org or call 479-524-8782. Bible Study for Women A women’s bible study class — Mark, the On-the-Go Gospel — is taught by Laura Macfarlan from 9-11 a.m. every Thursday, through Dec. 12, at First Baptist Church. A nursery is provided and also children’s classes for preschool and elementary ages. Cost is $18 with partial scholarships available. More information is available by calling the church at 479-524-3106 or via email at HeartLife@FBCSiloam. com. Life Chain The annual Life Chain will be held on Sunday, Oct. 6, from 1:45 to 3 p.m. in front of 2B’s Auto Sales on U.S. Highway 412. The event is a prayerful vigil where Christians from all denominations come together to pray for our nation and for an end to abortion around the world. For more information call 524-0272. Bible stud

BLACKHAWK SPORTS CALENDAR

posted: 10/02/2013 11:42 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 3 4:30 p.m.—Varsity volleyball vs. Farmington, home 5:30 p.m.— Seventh-grade football vs. Lincoln, away 7 p.m.— Jr. High football vs. Lincoln, away Friday, Oct. 4 7 p.m.— Varsity football vs. Lincoln, home Saturday, Oct. 5 11 a.m. — Sixth-grade Blackhawks vs. West Fork @ West Fork Sunday, Oct. 6 2 p.m. — Second- & third-grade White vs. Gray 3 p.m. — Second- & third-grade Black vs. Red Monday, Oct. 7 5:30 p.m.— JV football vs. Lincoln, away Tuesday, Oct. 8 5:30 p.m.— Varsity volleyball vs. Heritage, away

BLACKHAWK VOLLEYBALL SCORES

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Tuesday, Sept. 24 Pea Ridge vs. Gravette Varsity — 25-21 ; 9-25 ; 29-27 ; 25-15 Win Jr. Varsity — 25-18 ; 14-25 ; 9-15 Loss Jr. High A — 25-23 ; 25-16 Win

LUNCH MENU

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PEA RIDGE SCHOOLS Monday, Oct. 7 — Chicken sandwich, tater tots, shredded lettuce, sliced tomatoes, fruit and milk; Breakfast: breakfast burrito, juice and milk Tuesday, Oct 8— Tacosoup, cheese sandwich, garden salad, fruit and milk; Breakfast: egg, toast, juice and milk Wednesday, Oct. 9 — Salisbury steak, mashed potatoes, gravy, cooked carrots, whole wheat roll, fruit and milk; Breakfast: cereal, muÿ n, juice and milk Thursday, Oct. 10 — Chicken fajitas, lettuce, tomato, Spanish rice, refried beans, fruit and milk; Breakfast: pancakes, juice and milk Friday, Oct. 11 – Homemade pizza, mixed spinach salad, carrot sticks with ranch, cookie, fruit and milk; Breakfast : biscuit with gravy, juice and milk

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL CALENDAR

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Oct. 16 — Grading period ends Oct. 17 — Grading period begins Oct. 21/22 —Parent /teacher conferences 3:30 — 6:30 p.m. Nov. 25 — 26 — Flex days Nov. 27, 28, 29 — No School Dec. 20 — Grading period ends Dec. 20 - Jan. 3 — No School Jan. 6 — Grading period begins March 12 — Grading period ends March 13 — Grading period begins March 18 & 20 — Parent/teacher conferences 3:30 — 6:30 p.m. March 24, 25, 26, 27, 28 — No School May 22 Grading period ends May 23, 27, 28, 29, 20 — Make up days June 2, 3, 4 — Make up days

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL DISTRICT PUBLIC MEETING

posted: 10/02/2013 11:42 a.m.

What: Public meeting to discuss conversion charter for High School When: 6 p.m. Tuesday, Oct.15, 2013 Where : Pea Ridge High School Cafeteria

PEA RIDGE HIGH SCHOOL BLACKHAWKS HOMECOMING

posted: 10/02/2013 11:42 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 11 8 – 8:30 a.m. — Blackout Pep Rally 8:40 – 9:30 a.m. — Powder PuFootball game on the football field ; admission is $1. 9:45 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. — Tailgating, parking lot must be cleaned by 1:30 p.m. 2 p.m. — Parade 6:30 p.m. — Homecoming Ceremony, football fi eld 7 p.m. — Football game vs. Gentry 9:30 – 11:30 p.m. — Homecoming After Party in the gym. Admission is $2 and concessions will be for sale Students attending the dance must be picked up by 11:30 p.m.

Odd rules: Have some states ‘lost it’?

posted: 10/02/2013 11:42 a.m.

With continued “socialization” of American youth sporting programs, I really wonder where we are all headed.

Winn, Caton spark Hendrix to victory

posted: 10/02/2013 11:42 a.m.

Former Blackhawk tailback Dayton Winn scored a pair of touchdowns while rushing for 116 yards to help lead the Hendrix College Warriors to a 48-29 victory over Texas Southwestern last Saturday. Casey Caton, the son of Lafe Caton, Pea Ridge Blackhawk football coach, also scored a pair of touchdowns on three long pass receptions.

’Hawks suffer disappointing loss to Gravette

posted: 10/02/2013 11:42 a.m.

Turnovers, mistakes and missed tackles played a big part in the Blackhawks’ 26-12 loss to Gravette in the league opener for both schools.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

posted: 10/02/2013 11:42 a.m.

The second annual God’s Pantry Coat Drive is until Nov. 1. Pantry officials are collecting gently used or new children’s and adult coats to be given out during their Christmas Wish Tree gift giveaway. Last year more than 75 coats were distributed. The clients were very grateful for the gifts of warmth in the winter.

AREA EVENTS

posted: 10/02/2013 11:42 a.m.

A community picnic will be held at 5 p.m., Sat. Oct. 5, at the Gateway City Park. For information, contact Gateway City Hall at 656-3944.

NEBCO FIRE/EMS DEPARTMENT

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Sunday, Sept. 22 6:42 a.m Medical, Wild Honey Drive Tuesday, Sept. 24 8:52 a.m. Medical, Slate Gap Road 8:54 a.m. Medical, Oak Leaf Circle 7:14 p.m. Medical, U.S. Hwy. 62 Wednesday, Sept. 25 1:37 a.m. Fire investigation, Ventris Road 10:29 a.m. Medical, Limekiln Road 4:20 p.m. Brush fire, Silver Cloud Trail Thursday, Sept. 26 5:32 p.m. Motor-vehicle accident, U.S.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

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

Pea Ridge National Military Park closes

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The gates are locked at the Pea Ridge National Military Park.

Pea Bowl sold

posted: 10/02/2013 11:42 a.m.

The 50-year-old Pea Ridge football stadium, also known as the Pea Bowl, is under contract and is to be sold the Monday after the 25th anniversary Mule Jump is held there.

Laster has heart for Africa

posted: 10/02/2013 11:42 a.m.

For many high school seniors in America, life is full of pleasures — football games, clothes, parties, proms. For Kaylee Ann Laster, those pleasures are tinged with a realization that many children in the world don’t enjoy such luxuries.

Real world prep

posted: 10/02/2013 11:42 a.m.

From his experiences as a high school principal, Rick Neal saw the need for students to be better prepared to immediately the work force. He wants to provide Pea Ridge students with skills making them valuable to the work world in northwest Arkansas.

Obituaries

posted: 10/02/2013 4:26 a.m.

OBITUARIES Information for the obituaries and funeral notices below was supplied to the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette Advertising Department by funeral homes.