News 2013 September

Stories for September 2013

Wednesday, September 25

CHURCH NEWS

posted: 09/25/2013 1:42 a.m.

Bishop of Arkansas visits The Bishop of Arkansas, Larry Benfield, will be visiting Grace Church on September 29 at the 9 and 11 a.m. services with a potluck reception at 10 a.m.

Wednesday, September 18

OBITUARIES

posted: 09/18/2013 2 a.m.

Wayne Cook Wayne Paul Cook, 70, of Pea Ridge, died Tuesday, Sept. 10, 2013, at his home.

Children not barred for HIV

posted: 09/18/2013 2 a.m.

Three children were back in school Tuesday, Sept. 17, after an attorney for the Arkansas Department of Human Services agreed to provide requested medical documentation, said Rick Neal, superintendent of Pea Ridge School District.

Driver tries to hide alcohol

posted: 09/18/2013 2 a.m.

Franklynne Sourjohn was driving home Tuesday afternoon on Arkansas Highway 94 north of Pea Ridge when she saw a van heading straight towards her “I was driving towards Pea Ridge when I seen him start coming over. I started to slow down; I thought he was pulling over,” she said. “It’s amazing he didn’t hit us.” Behind her, Clinton and Sarah Dougherty were also southbound when they saw the brakes light up on the vehicle in front of them.

Tuesday, September 10

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 09/10/2013 11:31 p.m.

40 Years Ago Wednesday, Sept. 12, 1973 Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene Two Pea Ridge fourth graders, Kimberley Knox and Bruce Schooley, collected $56 for muscular dystrophy on behalf of the Jerry Lewis Telethon.

Neighborhood Market plans reviewed

posted: 09/10/2013 11:27 p.m.

City planners and department heads met with Keith Moore, project manager, and Greg Stellmon, architect with Harrison-French, both representing Walmart for the Neighborhood Market project at a technical review meeting Thursday afternoon.

Brown brothers build blades

posted: 09/10/2013 11:21 p.m.

The outdoors mantra “leave no trace” applies to the world of hunting when brothers Levi and Clayton brown step into the woods during deer season.

Hilltop Liquor considered by ABC

posted: 09/10/2013 11:19 p.m.

The request for a retail liquor store — Hilltop Liquor — at 165 W. Pickens Rd. has again come before the Alcoholic Beverage Control Board. Pea Ridge city officials received a letter Monday notifying them of the hearing scheduled for 11 a.m. Wednesday, Sept. 18, in Little Rock.

Library Notes: Many new books on the shelves

posted: 09/10/2013 11:17 p.m.

Some of the new releases I talked about in last week’s column have arrived!

PEA RIDGE SCHOOL CALENDAR

posted: 09/10/2013 11:09 p.m.

Oct. 16 — Grading period ends Oct. 17 — Grading period begins Oct. 21/22 — Parent/Teacher Con ferences 3:30 — 6:30 p.m.

MARINE GRADUATES

posted: 09/10/2013 11:09 p.m.

Colton Roughton was scheduled to graduate from U.S. Marine Corps boot camp Sept. 13, 2013.

BLACKHAWK FOOTBALL RECORDS SINCE 1963

posted: 09/10/2013 11:09 p.m.

Year Classification Record Accomplishments 1963 1B 1-8 1964 1B 5-2-1 1965 1B 7-1 1966 1B 7-1-1 1967 1B 4-5 1968 1B 5-5 1969 1B 7-2-1 1970 1B 5-5 1971 1B 1-9 1972 1B 0-10 1973 1B 5-5 1974 1B 2-7-1 1975 1B 1-8 1976 1B 4-6 1977 1A 8-2 1978 1A 3-7 1979 1A 5-4 1980 1A 1-8 1981 1A-West 4-6 1982 1A-West 1-9 1983 1A-West 0-8 1984 1A-West 2-8 1985 1A 6-4 1986 1A 7-2 1st round playofts 1987 1A 9-0-1 conference champs, 2nd round playofts 1988 1A 8-2 conference champs, 2nd round playofts 1989 1A 8-1 conference champs, 2nd round playofts 1990 1A 7-2 conference champs, 1st round playofts 1991 1A 6-4 1992 1A 9-0-1 conference champs, 2nd round playofts 1993 1A 9-1 conference champs 1994 1A 6-4 conference champs, 1st round playofts 1995 1A 4-6 1996 1A 4-6 1997 1A 3-7 1998 2A 1-8 1999 2A 1-9 2000 2A 6-4 2001 2A 3-6 2002 2A 7-4 1st round playofts 2003 2A 7-4 2nd round playofts 2004 3A 3-7 2005 3A 7-4 1st round playofts 2006 3A 2-8 2007 3A 5-5 2008 4A 1-9 2009 4A 2-8 2010 4A 1-9 2011 4A 4-6 2012 4A 10-2 2nd round playofts

BLACKHAWK YOUTH FOOTBALL

posted: 09/10/2013 11:09 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 14 11 a.m. — Fourth-grade Blackhawks vs. Lincoln @ home 12:15 p.m. —Fifth-grade Blackhawks vs. Lincoln @ home 1:30 p.m. — 6th-grade Blackhawks vs. Lincoln @ home Sunday, Sept. 15 2 p.m. — Second- & third-grade Red vs. Black @ home 3 p.m. — Second- & third-grade Gray vs. White @ home

LUNCH MENU

posted: 09/10/2013 11:09 p.m.

PEA RIDGE PUBLIC SCHOOLS Monday, Sept. 16 — Burrito with cheese, tossed salad, refried beans, fruit, milk; Breakfast: pancake on stick, juice and milk Tuesday, Sept. 17 — Sub sandwich, oven baked fries, carrot sticks with ranch, fruit and milk; Breakfast: French toast, juice and milk Wednesday, Sept. 18 — Chili with beans, crackers, broccoli salad, wacky cake, fruit and milk; Breakfast : cinnamon roll, juice and milk Thursday, Sept. 19 — Baked ham, black eyed peas, garden salad, cookie, fruit and milk; Breakfast: cereal and muffn, juice and milk Friday, Sept. 20 — Homemade pizza, spinach salad, carrot sticks, fruit, milk; Breakfast: biscuit and gravy, juice and milk

BLACKHAWK SPORTS CALENDER

posted: 09/10/2013 11:08 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 12 5:30 p.m.— 7th grade football vs. Green Forest, home 7 p.m.— Jr. High football vs. Green Forest, home Friday, Sept. 13 7 p.m.— Varsity football vs. Green Forest, away Monday, Sept. 16 4:30 p.m.— Varsity volleyball vs. Heritage, home 5:30 p.m.— JV football vs. Prairie Grove, home Tuesday, Sept. 17 4 p.m.— Varsity Golf vs. Gravette, Bella Vista 4:30 p.m. — Varsity Volleyball vs. Gentry, home

Dayton Winn makes splash in first collegiate test

posted: 09/10/2013 11:08 p.m.

Former Pea Ridge Blackhawk Dayton Winn maintained his high school success with the Hendrix College Warriors as he rushed for 146 yards on 20 carries to lead all running backs in their 46-44 victory over Westminster College.

Harriers compete in Elkins

posted: 09/10/2013 11:08 p.m.

Pea Ridge’s high school cross country teams took two fourthplace finishes in the Elkins Invitational Saturday with the junior teams coming up with third and fourth place finishes in the annual competition. Missing three of their top runners, the pre-meet favorite Lady ’Hawk runners wound up in fourth place with 82 points behind Ozark with 33, Huntsville with 59 and Berryville with 64. Shiloh fi nished with 87 while Gentry and Prairie Grove failed to score. Pea Ridge has finished second in the girls state 4A meet for the last two years. Kerstin Hobbs led the squad with a ninth place overall fi nish in the 5K event with a 24:42 clocking Emma Pitts followed in 17th place with a 25:51 effort with Michaela Tucszinski finishing 22nd (27:02); Shelby Morgan, 25th (27:36) and Rebecca Woods, 26th (27:37). The boys team matched the girls team finish, scoring 73 to fi nish behind Berryville with 57, Shiloh with 61 and Huntsville with 62. Gentry took 5th with 90 followed by Ozark with 140 while Prairie Grove failed to sco

Jr. ’Hawks suffocate Elkins

posted: 09/10/2013 11:08 p.m.

The Pea Ridge Jr. High Blackhawks christened the new stadium in fine style by suffocating the Elkins 24-6 in the season opener. The Jr. ’Hawks so dominated their guests that the Elks didn’t gain their initial first down until well into the third quarter and after they had fallen behind 24-0. Their score came on two long passes in the games final seconds against the ’Hawk reserves. The ’Hawks opened with good field position after Elkins had fi rst possession. After running a few plays, Jacob Torres ran around the left end and sprinted past Elk defenders down the east sidelines to go 39 yards for the first score. Zaine Holley ran the 2-point conversion in for a 8-0 lead with 2:58 left in the fi rst quarter. The Elks managed but 7 yards on their second possession and a short punt gave the ’Hawks possession on their own 43. Quarterback Jakota Sainsbury connected with Hayden Holtgrewe for a 12-yarder which grew to a 17-yard gain when oftcials whistled the Elks for an inadvertent facemask penalty. Torres then ran f

’Hawks win in comeback over Elkins

posted: 09/10/2013 11:08 p.m.

The Blackhawks’ school colors of black, red and white may have had a tinge of green as Pea Ridge overcame first game jitters to prevail over the Elkins Elks with a late game touchdown to turn the tide.

TURKEY SHOOT AND RIBffCOOK OFF

posted: 09/10/2013 11:08 p.m.

The 20th annual Turkey Shoot and Rib Cook-off will be held 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept.

PUBLIC MEETINGS SLATED FOR COUNTY PLANNING

posted: 09/10/2013 11:08 p.m.

Benton County public information sessions will be held to inform the public of changes to the Planning Ordinance. The meetings are to allow the public to voice any concern or make suggestion they may have regarding the proposed changes.

CLUB NEWS

posted: 09/10/2013 11:08 p.m.

Granny’s Quilts of Love The Granny’s Quilts of Love 10th annual dinner and auction was a huge success. Thank you to all the granny’s hard work many long hours to get ev erything ready. All of you are so special. We will have a special meeting at 10 a.m. Monday, Sept. 16, at Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church in Pea Ridge. Hope to see everyone there.

BCSO JAIL

posted: 09/10/2013 11:08 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 5 12:23 p.m. Cody Wayne Deans, 22, Seligman Mo., by BCSO for revoke of suspended sentence or probation.

PEA RIDGE VOLUNTEER FIRE/EMS DEPARTMENT

posted: 09/10/2013 11:08 p.m.

Saturday, Aug. 24 11:25 p.m. Medical, Patton Road Sunday, Aug. 25 11:16 a.m. Medical, E. Pickens Road 1:43 p.m. Medical, Spanker Creek Road 4:41 p.m. Motor-vehicle accident, Greer Street and E. Pickens Road 11:45 p.m. Medical, O.D. Bancroft Circle Monday, Aug. 26 12:43 a.m. Structure fire, Lee Town Road and Greer Street 5:37 a.m. Smoke scare, odor of smoke, McNair Street 12:29 p.m. Rescue or EMS standby, John W. Montgomery Circle 4:47 p.m. Medical, Pace Lane Wednesday, Aug. 28 7:09 a.m. Heat from short circuit, N.

Now & Then: My brief year on a motorcycle

posted: 09/10/2013 11:08 p.m.

When I was a boy, the nearest thing I had to a motorcycle was equipping my bicycle with a fl apper made from a cereal box and fastened to my fender brace with a clothes pin.

PUBLIC OFFICIALS

posted: 09/10/2013 11:08 p.m.

BENTON COUNTY QUORUM COURT JUSTICES OF THE PEACE Mike McKenzie, District 1; 10059 W.

LETTER TO THE EDITOR

posted: 09/10/2013 11:08 p.m.

Dear Patrons of the Pea Ridge Community, Next Tuesday, Sept. 17, 2013, is election day. We would like to encourage the citizens of Pea Ridge to support the candidate of your choice and become involved in the voting process. The voting process is what makes our country great and deciding the next school leader is important to the future of our school district.

Vote in School Election

posted: 09/10/2013 11:08 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 17, is the annual school election.

PEA RIDGE CITY COUNCIL

posted: 09/10/2013 11:08 p.m.

7 p.m. Tuesday, Sept. 17 Pea Ridge City Hall Items on the agenda include : Open Bids for 2013 Overlay Project Update Sidewalk Project Proclamation – Go Pink for the Cure Day – October 4th

PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 09/10/2013 11:08 p.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 17 6 p.m. — NEBCO Board of Directors, NEBCO Community Room, Garfield 7 p.m. — Pea Ridge City Council, City Hall 7 p.m. — Gateway Planning Commission, City Hall Wednesday, Sept. 18 7 p.m. — Pea Ridge Parks Commission, Pea Ridge City Park Monday, Sept. 23 6 p.m. — Pea Ridge School Board, Professional Development Center, Pea Ridge Intermediate School

OBITUARIES

posted: 09/10/2013 11:08 p.m.

Merle Dean Everett Charles Merle Dean Everett Charles, 87, of Pea Ridge, died Wednesday, Sept. 4, 2013, at Mercy Med ical Center in Rogers.

CHURCH NEWS

posted: 09/10/2013 11:08 p.m.

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 grades 6-12. There will be free food, games, activities and a worship service.

Middle School plans OK’

posted: 09/10/2013 11:08 p.m.

Six more classrooms are scheduled to be built this fall at Pea Ridge Middle School. Plans have been let to bid after receiving approval from the Ridge Planning Commission at the regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 3. After extensive discussion about drainage and the retention pond currently on site, planners and the architect agreed to increase the size of the retention pond.

Wednesday, September 4

YOUTH FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 7 9 a.m. — Second- & third-grade Red vs. Gray 10 a.m. — Second- & third-grade Black vs. White 11 a.m. — Fourth-grade Blackhawks vs.

Help your child be safe at the bus stop

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

As our community grows, the number of vehicles on our streets and highways increases as well. We make every effort to ensure the safety of students on the bus and at the bus stop. Sometimes, children can be exposed to dangerous situations because of their own or others’ behaviors. The following guidelines are provided for parents by the U.S. Department of Transportation National Safety Council to help ensure children are safe at the bus stop. Getting ready for school Have your children put everything they carry in a backpack or school bag so that they won’t drop things along the way.

Athletics is solution to obesity problem

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

I think we may have a problem.

Lady ’Hawk runners take second at Shiloh

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

The Lady Blackhawk varsity cross country team started their season on a positive note as they took second place at the Shiloh invitational in Springdale this past Saturday.

SELIGMAN AREA EVENTS

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

The Open Mic event will be at 6 p.m., on Saturday, Sept. 7, at the Seligman Chamber Event Center on Missouri Highway 37 north of Seligman, Mo. The event is sponsored by the Seligman Chamber of Commerce.

COMMUNITY EVENTS

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

Pea Ridge Mule Jump The 25th annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump will begin at 9 a.m. Oct. 12. Events will include halter class mule events, barrel races, fl ag races, pole bending and mule jumping.

Theft of checks reported

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

Police are investigating a theft involving three business checks stolen from CVT Towing, Pea Ridge. The business owner, Vickie Hilburn Slaughter, told police she received a call from an automobile dealership that the check written from her business to purchase a vehicle had been returned for insucient funds. Upon investigating, it was discovered that three checks from her business account were missing, according to the police report. An employee was reported to have written three checks — for $46,122, $36,127 and $54,100 — to two dierent dealerships, one in Bentonville and one in Oklahoma, to purchase three vehicles, according to the report.

COMMUNITY CALENDER

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 5 6:45 a.m. breakfast and 7 a.m.

TURKEY SHOOT

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

The 20th annual Turkey Shoot and Rib Cook-o will be held 9 a.m.- 3 p.m., Saturday, Sept.

Remembering Webb’s Hatchery

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

When I was going to school at Pea Ridge in the late 1940s and early 1950s, I often used to look across the street “over in town” and wonder what my Granddad Scott Nichols might be doing at Webb’s Hatchery. Granddad worked for the hatchery for several years after leaving the farm about 1945 or 1946, about the time I started to school. It may be strange, but I always felt like I had an interest in Webb’s Hatchery, first because my Granddad worked there, and also because we sold hatching eggs there to be hatched as broiler chicks.

LETTERS POLICY

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

The Times of Northeast Benton County invites and encourages letters to the editor from our readers.

LETTERS TO THE EDITOR

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

Family is grateful Our family is extremely grateful for the love and concern shown to us by the community, friends and family during the illness and death of my wife, our mother. We are especially grateful to the ladies at the church for the wonderful dinner. We received so many lovely fl owers and cards. We are very grateful to members of the Ambulance service, the Police Department, the EMTs, especially John Bobholz, and for all the wonderful people who attended the funeral.

Library acquires large print books

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

Hope everyone had a fun and relaxing Labor Day weekend!

BCSO

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 27 1:45 p.m. Matthew Lancaster Coleman, 22, Bentonville, by BCSO for endangering the welfare of a minor, manufacture of controlled substance, possession of controlled substance, possession of drug paraphernalia with intent to manufacture controlled substance.

NEBCO VOLUNTEER FIRE/EMS DEPARTMENT

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

Monday, Aug. 12 2:25 p.m. Medical, White Oak Drive 2:25 p.m. Fire alarm, assist Pea Ridge, Wade Lane 8:09 p.m. Medical, Dogwood Lane Tuesday, Aug. 13 9:35 a.m. Medical, Dean Road Wednesday, Aug. 14 10:57 p.m. Medical, N. Airport Loop Saturday, Aug. 17 4:47 p.m. Medical, Marina Road Sunday, Aug. 18 9:09 a.m. Medical, Car Town Drive Monday, Aug. 19 6:56 a.m. Medical, Hobbs Road 3:01 p.m. Medical, Kays Lane 10:32 p.m. Medical, North Forty Trail Tuesday, Aug. 20 8:28 p.m. Medical, U.S. Hwy. 62 Wednesday, Aug. 21 6:08 a.m. Medical, Landers Road 8:39 p.m. Medical, Sugar Creek Road Thursday, Aug. 22 12:29 p.m. Fire investigation, U.S.

PEA RIDGE POLICE DEPARTMENT

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

Warrants: 8/27 Truman Alexander Andrews, 21, Rogers, failure to appear 8/29 Zachary Baker, 22, Bentonville, failure to appear Monday, Aug. 26 12:41 a.m. A suspicious fire was reported in a hay barn on property northeast of Lee Town Road/Greer Street. Benton County Fire Marshal Marc Trolinger investigated the fire and said the cause was not accidental. Police are assisting in the investigation.

PUBLIC MEETINGS

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 5 10 a.m. — Benton County Conservation District, USDA Service Center, Bentonville; for information, contact Gail Sparks at 273-2622 ext. 3.

Information sought

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

Pea Ridge Police are seeking the public’s assistance.

MARRIAGE LICENSES

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

Aug. 16 Caleb Earl Milne-Jones, 32, and Tamra Dawn Roller, 31, both of Pea Ridge Aug. 19 Keier Cole Hutson, 22, and Ashtin Danielle Meador, 19, both of Pea Ridge Aug. 23 Gavin Loyde Weaver, 29, and Vanessa Dawn Harrington, 31, both of Pea Ridge

CHURCH NEWS

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

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 grades 6-12.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

40 Years Ago Wednesday, Sept. 5, 1973 Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene W.M. Smith and wife reported that they grew a record-breaking sunfl ower. One of the sunfl owers measured 16 inches in diameter across the seed face.

Use your gifts; get involved

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

If I had a bucket list I would have put white water rafting on my list and I would have been able to check it omy list this past July 4. I will have to say that although it was fun, it did not quite satisfy my taste buds for adventure the way I hoped it would. I think this is partly due to the fact that I got stuck in the middle of the raft without a paddle. I was just along for the ride and I didn’t really have a part in making this adventure happen.

Mayors object to SWEPCO line

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

Pea Ridge, Garfi eld and Gateway mayors object to the proposed route (No. 33) for Southwestern Electric Power Company which will cross their communities.

Extend millage for fi ne arts

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

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

School Board election is Sept. 17

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

Four men are vying for the Pea Ridge School Board seat currently held by Darin Wright, who is seeking a second term. The School Board election is Tuesday, Sept. 17.

Pot grown in nursery

posted: 09/04/2013 9:42 p.m.

A couple was arrested and their baby picked up by a representative of the Department of Human Services after Benton County Sheri’s deputies found marijuana growing in their home Tuesday, Aug. 27.

Obituaries

posted: 09/04/2013 4:21 a.m.

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

Correction

posted: 09/04/2013 4:16 a.m.

Hezbollah is fighting on behalf of Syria in that nation. Its alliance was misstated in a recent guest column on the Voices page.