News 2014 April

Stories for April 2014

Wednesday, April 30

Jr. Blackhawks take 2nd in District

posted: 04/30/2014 5:10 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Jr. Boys Blackhawk track team came mighty close but fell 5 points short in their attempt to claim a third district athletic championship this year in 4A-1 boys competition.

Community calendar

posted: 04/30/2014 5:10 a.m.

Thursday, May 1

Marisol's miracle

posted: 04/30/2014 5:10 a.m.

Marisol Soto's return home to Pea Ridge -- to her parents and her sister -- was a dream come true.

Man hit by truck

posted: 04/30/2014 5:09 a.m.

Sisters Amber Everett and Sherena Niccum were northbound on South Curtis Avenue Thursday morning about 11:30 when they saw "something flying across the road," Sherena said. "My husband said it was a dog. I said, 'No, it's a person.'"

Community events

posted: 04/30/2014 5:09 a.m.

Safety seat checkup set

Junior Lady 'Hawks take 3rd

posted: 04/30/2014 5:08 a.m.

The Lady Blackhawk Junior Girls track team captured a pair of relay titles en route to finishing third in the 4A-1 District Track Championships last week.

City gets street roller

posted: 04/30/2014 5:08 a.m.

"It is with great pleasure that I was able to give this," State Representative Sue Scott said of the $25,000 in General Improvement Funds presented to Pea Ridge officials.

Area events

posted: 04/30/2014 5:07 a.m.

Gateway craft fair scheduled

McNiel seeks dismissal

posted: 04/30/2014 5:07 a.m.

Making the same arguments as in the courtroom in Pea Ridge, Boyd McNiel challenged Judge Robin Greene about the time court proceedings began.

Marriage License

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

Roy Archie Wade, 28, Pea Ridge, and Katherine Louise McKinney, 22, Bentonville

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Pea Ridge Police March 2014 report

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

Traffic stops 100

Cemetery Association meetings

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

Bayless Cemetery Association

Health Dept. Inspections

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

Priority violations are defined as items relating directly to factors that lead to food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately.

First Amendment

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

There's nothing in the First Amendment that even remotely talks about spending money for political contests, and to say that an individual can spend as much of his or her own money as he or she wants constitutionally without any limitation, I think is just absurd.

Blackhawk sports calendar

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

Thursday, May 1

Pea Ridge School calendar

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

May 1: Intermediate School family reading night, 6-7 p.m.

Public meetings

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, April 30

Call out for mercy

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

"Christ is made Lord over all and is called in Scripture God's mercy-stool (or, mercy seat): therefore, whoever flees to Christ can neither hear nor receive from God anything other than mercy." (William Tyndale)

Pea Ridge Court Report

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

April 8, 2014

Banking at the old Bank of Pea Ridge

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

I signed up for my first bank account at the old Bank of Pea Ridge about the time I was starting to college at the University of Arkansas in 1957. My folks had always done their banking at the Bank of Pea Ridge, and it seemed natural that I should have my account there. The bank in those days was located in old downtown Pea Ridge, in the small building which until recently has housed the Pea Ridge Community Library. I have noticed while visiting the library that the outline of the old bank's customer service area was still noticeable in the floor close to the door. That area by the tellers' windows was quite small. If more than three or four customers came into the bank at once, it would have been crowded. The person I remember as waiting on customers at the teller's window was Eufaula Abbot. The big round safe that now stands outside Arvest Bank always used to stand in the bank's front window downtown. I remember Mr. W.T. Patterson as the bank president, and Hugh Webb as the vice-president. I never knew who all the board members were, but I do remember that Mitchell Webb was a member of the board at one time.

Recipe

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

Melissa's Chicken Spaghetti

Church news

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

First Baptist Church, Pea Ridge

Obituaries

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

Imogene Lasater

Playful pals

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

FOUND ANIMALS

Change is the name of the game in high school sports

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

Of course, the nature of high schools sports is change as athletes appear, play for a spell, graduate and are replaced by others who do the same. In an area with a stable population, like where I grew up, it seemed that over the years, the last names of the players were generally the same. It was just the first names that were changing.

Letter to Editor

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

How does baby collect eggs?

Lady Blackhawk Softball

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

No. 3 Allie VanHouden, soph., IN/P

BCSO Jail

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

Thursday, April 17

Recollections

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, April 15

Athletic scholarships awarded

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

Six Pea Ridge Blackhawk High School student athletes signed letters of intent to colleges in a joint ceremony Wednesday, April 23, in the multi-purpose facility at Pea Ridge High School, according to athletic director, Tony Travis.

Weather

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

Long lost books returned

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

I spent some time at garage sales this weekend looking for books and DVDs and anything else that might be used in the library. I found several books and a sweet little wooden chair for the children's area.

Pea Ridge School menu

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, May 5 -- Chicken quesadilla with lettuce and tomato, pinto beans, fruit and milk; Breakfast: pancakes, juice and milk

Benton County Sheriff's Office

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

Friday, April 26

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 04/30/2014 5 a.m.

Sunday, April 13

Wednesday, April 23

Senior spotlight

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

Jerika Schooley

On being floored before breakfast!

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

I've heard the expression "floored" in at least two different circumstances. One was when a person has received stunning and unexpected news, and reacts by saying, "I was just floored when I heard that!" The idea of being floored also applies in the sport of boxing, when one takes a punch that lands him on the floor. I can't say that either thing has happened to me, but two weeks ago I discovered another way to be floored, when my heart evidently decided just not to beat for a few seconds.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Recipe

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

Pale Pink Party Punch

Tornado season lasts through June 15

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

Spring in northwest Arkansas often brings storms. Floods and tornadoes are most common between March 15 and June 15, said Peter Snyder, meteorologist for the National Weather Service in Tulsa, Okla. Last year, Arkansas saw 33 tornadoes, which is average.

Recollections

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Letters to the Editor

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

Family is grateful

Community calendar

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, April 23

Playful pals

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

FOUND ANIMALS

Marriage licenses

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

March 27

A step back in time at the Tired Iron Show

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Once again, last weekend, members of the the Tired Iron of the Ozarks gathered at the club's showgrounds in Gentry and displayed and demonstrated antique tractors and engines, farm equipment, sawmills, blacksmithing, household machines and tools, and much, much more.

Church news

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

Assembly of God Church, Pea Ridge

Lady 'Hawks roll to victory in Siloam

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Spring is a good time to be in the library

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

I hope you had a Happy Easter and got to spend time with family and friends. Wasn't the weekend wonderful? It was very nice to see the sunshine and warm temperatures. I was able to get a little yard work done. I hope to see some flowers growing soon.

Pondering grace

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

I'm pondering God's grace these days. I suppose it's never too far below the surface, since this Christian faith that I'm passionate about is inexorably tied to grace. Without this thing we call grace, Christianity becomes just another religion. It becomes another religion of rules, requirements with lists of do and don'ts. It fades into the many world religions that require us to follow a prescribed path of self-improvement in order reach a place where God will accept us.

Obituaries

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

Michael 'Moose' Davis

Janitor work outsourced

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

"Manpower is money."

Correction

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Spring Band concert will be at 6 p.m., Tuesday, May 13. The date printed in the April 16 edition of The TIMES was incorrect due to incorrect information provided to The TIMES.

Art students win state awards

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

First amendment

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

"The First Amendment is not without limits."

Blackhawk Baseball

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

No. 2 Zaine Holley, Fresh. IF 5'7" 165 lbs.

Sports roundup

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

Baseball

Public meetings

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

Thursday, April 24

Pea Ridge School menu

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, April 28 -- Nachos with ground beef, lettuce and tomato, corn, cookie, fruit and milk; Breakfast: pancakes, juice and milk

Area events

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

Glade Historical Society to meet

Community event

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

Safety seat checkup set

"Drug Take Back" set

posted: 04/23/2014 5 a.m.

A drug-take-back project will be held from 10 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, April 26, at the Pea Ridge Police Department, 187 Slack St. Any unused or expired pharmaceutical drugs may be dropped off for safe disposal. For information, contact Lt. Ryan Walker at 451-8220.

Wednesday, April 16

Club news

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

New Meadowbrook Ext. Homemaker's Club

Area events

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Benton County clean-up set

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Warrants:

First amendment

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

"It just seems to be a human trait to want to protect the speech of people with whom we agree. For the First Amendment, that is not good enough. So it is really important that we protect First Amendment rights of people no matter what side of the line they are on."

Community Calendar

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, April 16

Kalagias seeks House

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Michael Kalagias announced his bid to replace term-limited Rep. Duncan Baird as the Arkansas House District 96 representative. District 96 includes eastern Benton County including Avoca, Garfield, Gateway, east Rogers, and east Lowell. Kalagias, of Garfield, has filed as a Libertarian.

Pea Ridge School menu

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, April 21 -- Ground beef and macaroni, garden salad, corn, cornbread, fruit and milk; Breakfast: waffles, juice and milk

March sales tax receipts

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Municipal 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Letter to the Editor

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Origins of 'Easter'

Church news

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Assembly of God Church, Pea Ridge

Blackhawk Spring Sports calendar

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Thursday, April 17

Athletic spotlight

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Lady Blackhawk athletes, under the leadership of coach Heather Wade, added more track and field hardware to the school trophy case with a strong championship performance in the Gentry Pioneer Track Invitational last week. Lady Blackhawk Mikheala Cochran was the high point winner. Lady Blackhawk tracksters include: Haley Hanson, Ashtyn Mondy, Kelsie Merritt, Shelby Morgan, Nicole Henson, Vanessa Wing and Kerstin Hobbs, sophomores; Emma Pitts, Gloria Vargas, Mikhaela Cochran, Anna Morgan and Rilee Patrick, juniors; and Lexi Bradrick, Casi Caton and Elisabeth Mcgowen, seniors.

Senior spotlight

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Kaylee Lasater

Easter events

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Maundy Thursday, April 17

Sports -- how many are there?

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Though born in Oklahoma and raised in Missouri, I spent the past 16 years working in the Pea Ridge area and while not quite qualifying as being an old timer, I'm a kinda old timer, arriving here when the school was still all located downtown with not a whole lot going on with it.

Don't let the cheering stop!

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

The value and purpose of Easter differs depending upon one's age. For example, a child will see the Easter season's value and purpose to be all about bunnies, egg hunts, easter baskets and candy. Well, at least I did when I was a child. The closer we get to Easter, I find myself thinking about the death and resurrection of Jesus. The purpose of his life was to offer himself as a sacrifice for the sins of mankind. The Bible says that Jesus became sin for us so that we could be forgiven and found righteous in God's sight (2 Corinthians 5:21). Jesus was so certain of His purpose that He prophesied when and how He would die (Matthew 26:2).

Track Roundup

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Sr. Blackhawks

Public meetings

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Friday, April 18

Playful pals

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

FOUND ANIMALS

Recipe

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Creamy Chicken and Dumplings

Public officials

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

CITY OF PEA RIDGE

Build it and they will come

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Our anniversary celebration last week started off very slowly and then picked up considerably in the afternoon. So many people stopped in to congratulate us on a great year and wish us many more.

Crack in rail caused crash

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Intermingled with the sounds of rumbling thunder Tuesday, April 8, was a similar, but different noise. Thunderstorms were moving through northeast Benton County about 11 a.m. Tuesday, but the loud noise several area residents heard wasn't thunder.

Recollections

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Weather

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Ragland-Perkins to wed

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Victoria Gayle Ragland of Pea Ridge and Erik Lynn Perkins of Pea Ridge and their parents would be honored for friends and family to be present when they exchange marriage vows at 2 p.m. Saturday, April 19, 2014, at the Mildred B. Cooper Memorial Chapel, 504 Memorial Dr., Bella Vista.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, April 8

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, April 7

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Sunday, April 6

Lady 'Hawks take Pioneer track title

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Lady Blackhawk athletes added more track and field hardware to the school trophy case with a strong championship performance in the Gentry Pioneer Track Invitational last week.

Jazz Band performs at Arend Arts Center

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge High School Jazz Band had the privilege of performing at the Arend Arts Center on the campus of Bentonville High School Sunday, April 6. The Jazz Band received an invitation to perform from an organization called "Live On Stage in NWA." This is the second invite the Jazz Band has received. This organization raises funds and donations from local patrons and businesses to invite professional musicians and performing groups to perform for the community of NWA at the Arend Arts Center on a regular basis throughout the year. This is their 38th season of existence.

Benton County Jail

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, March 31

Gastineaus celebrate 17 years

posted: 04/16/2014 5 a.m.

Nickie and Jim "Gus" Gastineau of Pea Ridge celebrated 17 years of marriage Saturday. The former Nickie Clymer and Jim 'Gus' Gastineau were married April 12, 1997, in Virginia Beach.

Wednesday, April 9

Ambulance upgrade OKd

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

No longer will Pea Ridge emergency personnel have to call for an ambulance from Rogers or Bentonville when faced with a patient who needs drugs or other medical intervention. Pea Ridge Ambulance was approved as an advanced life support ambulance by the State Department of Health on Tuesday, April 1. The ALS sticker was applied Tuesday by Capt. Dustin McDonald.

Does anyone miss Green Stamps?

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Does anyone remember Green Stamps? We've had about 30 years now to do without and to forget the Green Stamps, but I'm recalling that in the 1950s and 1960s, S & H Green Stamps were a big thing. The grocery stores and others would offer Green Stamps as a premium or extra value on purchases you made there, giving you a certain number of stamps according to how much you spent. The stamps could then be exchanged for merchandise by ordering from the Green Stamp Catalog or by going to the Green Stamp store. My wife and I are having difficulty remembering where we lived when we had a Green Stamp Store nearby. The store may have been in Brinkley, in east Arkansas, or Van Buren, or Russellville, or Searcy. Pea Ridge never had a Green Stamp store, and I don't remember one in Rogers or Bentonville, but maybe Fayetteville?

McMillan enjoys people

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Not one to sit behind a desk, Scott McMillan walks the floors of the store.

Obituaries

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Peggy June Hust

Dogs tags required

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge City Ordinance requires dogs within city limits to have a current city dog tag. Tags are available in April at City Hall during regular business hours. Owners must show proof of current vaccinations.

Playful pals

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

FOUND ANIMALS

Ball field sale nixed; not in best interest of school

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

The potential sale of the softball and baseball fields at Blackjack corner has been terminated.

Blackhawk Spring Sports calendar

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Thursday, April 10

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, March 24

April showers bring may flowers

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

I don't remember much about flowers in dry Nebraska -- just sand hills where even cactus failed to bloom. I need rain to have a colorful spring. After moving to Arkansas, Mom always planted hollyhocks. Each year these tall stalks produced a variety of colors. I never cared much for them, so I've never grown them, but Mom thought she got a lot of flower for less care. I don't know if she had to replant them, but there they were each year, beside the smokehouse, blooming their heads off.I prefer perennials. Starting with Easter lilies or jonquils or whatever they're called. Not having a green thumb or healthy soil, my first attempts at planting jonquils in a row up and down my driveway failed. There were stems, but no yellow flowers blooming so prettily. I dug up the bulbs and planted them along the back fence, and I get a few spindly flowers around Easter time.I also planted tulip bulbs under a small windmill in the front yard. The first year they bloomed wildly in reds and yellows and oranges. But that's the last time I've seen much color. When all that the plants produced were sickly pale yellow tops, I tried to dig them up. Those bulbs dug in and try as I might, I can't get rid of them. Now each year one or two pale yellow tulips will bloom even though I do everything to kill them, but they refuse to die.Another bulb I've planted was a hardy, purple and white iris. Originally, my husband's uncle gave them to us, having dug them from his father-in-law's old place near Pea Ridge, so they must be over 100 years old. That flower is my one success story. They bloom everywhere, you don't even have to plant them underground. One year I decided to replant the bed. I had so many bulbs I finally threw some at the base of a tree, where they grew and bloom each year. I've given away bulbs and they are blooming all over the U.S.One year I planted zinnias on the front side of my garden. It's not a perennial, so each fall, after a frost, I'd pull off the tops of the flower and save them in a bag until the next gardening season when I'd replant them. They make beautiful cut flowers for inside. My flowers must know I love them because they bravely bloom, if only for a short time, even though they starve through bad soil, no fertilizer, bugs, drought.I have flowering bushes as well. The year we trimmed back our forsythia bush and it looked like a lady with her hair cropped, but it grew back. We started it with a slip. Our two lilac bushes also began with plants from Jerry's brother's bushes. When they are in full bloom they look and smell heavenly, and of course I have to have a vase of the cut blooms inside.Our two rose bushes have died - one a yellow rose given me from friends -- and we've replanted another one. I especially love creeping plants. One, from a friend's cuttings, has the most beautiful blue blooms. Other vines and ground cover came from neighbors. When visiting my old home place in Nebraska a few years ago I dug up a cactus and have replanted it in my cactus bed where it periodically blooms bright yellow. My daughter planted bulbs in her yard. After her husband leveled their yard with a tractor bulbs spread all over. I dug up a few and planted them in my flower beds where I'd planted chrysanthemums from loved ones' funerals.Mostly, my spring flowers consist of purple plants or dogwood and red buds, growing wild. I love the look of our lawn before the first cutting -- purple flowered weed, the miniature butter cups and other tiny blue and white flowers. I've heard of weed killer, but if it wasn't for green moss, wild flowers, dandelions and weeds, I'd have no yard at all.

Weather

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge school menu

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, April 14 -- Sub sandwich with lettuce and tomato, sliced pickle, oven-baked fries, fruit and milk; Breakfast: cereal, muffin, juice and milk

Dreams to success

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Once said by Anatole France, "To accomplish great things, we must not only act, but also dream; not only plan, but also believe." Both the human mind and body are capable of overcoming difficult obstacles, yet without the determination of the heart and spirit, success would not have any value. Ranging from athletes, scientists, musicians, realists and idealists, dreams ignite ingenuity within all people. A dream is the beginning of any accomplishment and the motivation that fuels the flame of persistence. Throughout our lives, dreams range from bizarre to realistic, capturing our imaginations and creative spirits. Our dreams are a gateway to our subconscious inspirations and bring attention to hidden interests that can be shoved aside by our everyday lives.

Club news

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love

Palm Sunday -- a time for praise

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

This Sunday is Palm Sunday. Palm Sunday is the sixth and final Sunday of the Lent Season. Palm Sunday is one of the few holidays of the church which has not been turned into a secular commercialized holiday. Christmas has become a celebration based on gifts and decorations with less emphasis on Christ. Easter has gone the same way with a large emphasis on the Easter Bunny and candy and gifts. Palm Sunday is different. As of now, Palm Sunday has not become commercialized.

Jail

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

McDonald County, Mo., Jail

Community calendar

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, April 9

Softball and baseball games continue

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Photographs courtesy of Brea Trundle

Senior spotlight

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Heather Kremer

Recollections

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Court report

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

March 11, 2014

Church news

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Assembly of God Church, Pea Ridge

Pea Ridge City Court report

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

March 25, 2014

Area events

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Spaghetti dinner slated

First Amendment

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

"The First Amendment is not an altar on which we must sacrifice our children, families and community standards. Obscene material that is not protected by the First Amendment can and must be prohibited."

Letters to editor

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Please help Marisol

Sports roundup

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Softball

Recipe

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Poppy Seed Chicken

Paying amateur athletes blurs the lines

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

The newest sports story is more about money than about a particular athletic event. A Labor Relations official has apparently opened a whole new way of paying for a college education -- join a union. Not just any union of course, but one where super athletic football players earn their college credits and a new life style for playing the amateur sport of football. Of course this whole idea of organized college athletics being paid a salary because they have been deemed "employees of the university" will be in the legal system for years. At the very least, it is going to require a review of the words "amateur athlete" as it applies to scholarships.

Public meetings

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, April 14

NEBCO fire/EMS department

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Sunday, March 30

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Library one-year anniversary today

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

I left the library on Thursday evening hoping to make it home before the rain and hail arrived but it descended before I was out of the parking lot. That certainly made for an interesting drive home.

Individual format replaces group orientation

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Orientation has changed from a group affair to individual appointments at NorthWest Arkansas Community College.

Lions beat out Blackhawks in 10th inning

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- It took 10 innings but the Lions finally got the edge over the Pea Ridge Blackhawks when Matthew Stelting hit a home run to left field and drove in Ethan Vanderpool in a back-and-forth game at Pea Ridge on April 1. The Lions finally took home a hard-earned 8-6 victory.

Still waiting

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Marisol Soto remains in a detention center in San Diego.

Cochran qualified for state finals

posted: 04/09/2014 5 a.m.

Most folks work through a season hoping for a shot to qualify for a spot in their sport's state championship round, but the Blackhawk's Mikhaela Cochran got that part out of the way quickly this year as she has already earned a berth in the 2014 4A State Track and Field Championships to be held in Nashville May 8.

Wednesday, April 2

We are one in the Spirit

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

Seldom do churches plug other churches. In fact, most of the time we are in competition with each other -- especially for that much coveted 5- to 50-year-old age group. Well, I have good news. There's a new church in town, and I am trying to plug it.

Blackhawk Spring Sports calendar

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, April 2

Recollections

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

Sunday, March 23

Marriage License

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

March 26

Recipe

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

Banana split dessert

Weather

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

THURSDAY

Blackhawk Baseball

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

No. 3 Dakota L. Canaday, Jr., OF, 5'10, 175 lbs.

Oratorical contest winners

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

McDonald County, Mo., Jail

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

March 23

Pea Ridge School menu

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, April 7 -- Corn dogs, sweet potato crunch, tator tots, fruit and milk; Breakfast: Oatmeal, toast, juice and milk

SEC basketball back? Did it go someplace?

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

Now that the NCAA Regionals are over, the Southeastern Conference men's basketball league has so far compiled a scintillating 11-1 NCAA playoff record with member schools claiming half of the final four teams.

Public meetings

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

Thursday, April 3

BBQ dinner and pie auction set

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge High School Alumni Association will hold its annual Pulled Pork Bar-B-Que Dinner and Pie Auction from 5-7 p.m. Saturday, April 12, in the Pea Ridge Middle School Cafeteria. The BBQ Dinner and Pie Sale is an annual Alumni fundraiser supporting the Alumni Scholarship Program.

Pea Ridge School calendar

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April 3:

New library location anniversary celebrated

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Thankfully we have made it to April and some warmer temperatures! It's so nice to have sunshine and to see the lawns greening up and the trees budding out.

Youth arrested

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

The investigation into a one-vehicle accident Sunday led officers into a tussle with a youth, an officer hit and two people arrested.

Those old country roads remembered

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

Those of us who sometimes wax sentimental about the country roads of yesteryear may seem a little wacky to those people who are altogether grateful that we don't have those old roads to contend with anymore. I'm thinking that we old sentimentalists are well aware of the downsides to the old roads we remember, but we still remember and feel a kind of charm about them, even as we too are grateful for the paved and improved roads that we enjoy today.

First amendment

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

"But I know newspapers. They have the first amendment and they can tell any lie knowing it's a lie and they're protected if the person's famous or it's a company."

Church news

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Assembly of God Church, Pea Ridge

Benton County Restaurant Inspections

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Information is from state Health Department records. All reports are from regular food service food store inspections unless otherwise noted.

Community calendar

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Wednesday, April 2

Playful pals

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FOUND ANIMALS

Colliers closed

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

A sign on the door of Collier's Drug Store announced that the store would close for inventory at noon Wednesday, March 26. Unbeknownst to customers and employees, the store was closing for good at 2 p.m.

Ferguson found guilty on charges

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

Lance Cameron Ferguson was found guilty on two of three charges filed against him as a result of him boarding a Pea Ridge School bus on the morning of Oct. 24. Ferguson, 51, Pea Ridge, appeared before Judge Ray Bunch in Pea Ridge Court.

Area events

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

NEBCO Fire-EMS spaghetti feed set

Pea Ridge Police

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Warrants:

Clean up slated

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Pea Ridge Spring Cleanup is from 7 a.m. – 7 p.m. Tuesday, April 8, through Friday, April 11, and from 7 a.m. – 5 p.m. Saturday, April 12. The city will not provide curbside pick-up.

Dogs tags

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge City Ordinance requires dogs within city limits to have a current city dog tag. Tags are available in April at City Hall during regular business hours. Owners must show proof of current vaccinations.

McKinneys celebrate platinum wedding anniversary

posted: 04/02/2014 5 a.m.

The children, grandchildren and great-grandchildren of Fred and Mabel McKinney would like to invite friends and family to help Fred and Mabel celebrate their 70th wedding anniversary at a reception from 2-4 p.m. Sunday, April 13, at the Heritage Building on the Pea Ridge School campus.

Laster awarded for community service

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From Staff Reports

BCSO

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Wednesday, March 26

Obituaries

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William Charles Hartman Jr.

Sports roundup

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Softball