News 2014 August

Stories for August 2014

Saturday, August 30

Church news

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

Brightwater United Methodist Church

Wednesday, August 27

Freedom of speech practiced

posted: 08/27/2014 5:16 a.m.

"Jesus Loves Me, this I know," loudly sang one woman through the open window of her vehicle as she passed through the intersection twice.

Caught red-handed

posted: 08/27/2014 5:15 a.m.

An attentive police officer and a watchful neighbor combined to catch two people involved in several break-ins and thefts in Standing Oaks Subdivision last week.

Obituaries

posted: 08/27/2014 5:12 a.m.

Jimmy Darrell Lothes Jr.

Slogans designed to influence

posted: 08/27/2014 5:11 a.m.

Slogans don't often influence me but I recall reading one several years ago that made a big impression. It was a headline that read "You are what you eat." That rocked me back on my heels. For 50 years, my thought of food was buy it, prepare it, serve it and forget it.

Letter to the editor

posted: 08/27/2014 5:09 a.m.

Grannies are grateful

Area events

posted: 08/27/2014 5:07 a.m.

Music at the Firehouse

Community Calendar

posted: 08/27/2014 5:06 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 27

Taking -- and passing on -- the challenge

posted: 08/27/2014 5:04 a.m.

Answering a challenge from Gravette football coach Bill Harrelson and the Gravette Lions, Pea Ridge Blackhawks were doused with ice water and then sprayed with a water hose by the Pea Ridge Fire Department firefighters Wednesday after practice.

Jr. & Sr. Hawks run over Greenland in scrimmage

posted: 08/27/2014 5:03 a.m.

In a junior/senior high scrimmage doubleheader, the Pea Ridge Blackhawks used a tough defense and big plays on offense to post 25-0 and 20-0 victories, respectively.

Pea Ridge School Menus

posted: 08/27/2014 5:01 a.m.

Kindergarten through fifth-grade menu

Reluctant good-byes to a Pea Ridge stalwart

posted: 08/27/2014 5 a.m.

Pea Ridgers this week said good-bye to one of our beloved community stalwarts, as Russell Walker passed away Saturday, Aug. 16, at the age of 97. Many of us have never known Pea Ridge without Russell and the other members of the Walker family. In fact, many Pea Ridge buildings constructed after World War II involved Russell's handiwork. He was a fine carpenter, and by his skills he made a great impact on our community.

July sales tax receipts

posted: 08/27/2014 5 a.m.

Municipal 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Church news

posted: 08/27/2014 5 a.m.

Brightwater United Methodist Church

Pride Night is Friday

posted: 08/27/2014 5 a.m.

Blackhawk Pride Night begins at 5:30 p.m. Friday, Aug. 29, in Blackhawk Stadium. Admission is $2 each. Pride Night is a fundraiser for the cheerleaders.

Pea Ridge Water Department

posted: 08/27/2014 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Water Department on Slack Street will close Thursday, Sept. 4, and reopen Friday, Sept. 5, in the new location at 885 N. Curtis Avenue. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Garfield zoning meeting set

posted: 08/27/2014 5 a.m.

A public meeting to discuss and review the changes for the zoning map for the city of Garfield is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 25, in Garfield City Hall, 14655 S. Wimpy Jones Rd.

Public meetings

posted: 08/27/2014 5 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 28

Football season arrives

posted: 08/27/2014 5 a.m.

The 2014 gridiron season is upon as college and professionals tee it up along with high schools engaging in their scrimmage contests this week.

First Amendment

posted: 08/27/2014 5 a.m.

"If large numbers of people believe in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if the law forbids it. But if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them."

Benton County Jail

posted: 08/27/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 19

Shiloh happenings

posted: 08/27/2014 5 a.m.

Civil War Roundtable

Many new books ready to read

posted: 08/27/2014 5 a.m.

I was hoping not to have such hot weather as the students return to school. I just read that The Old Farmer's Almanac predicts a "super-cold" winter in the eastern two-thirds of the country. The west will remain a little bit warmer than normal. Guess I would rather have the hot weather now than the bitter cold that may be coming.

Blackhawk football seniors

posted: 08/27/2014 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Avoca Fire Department

posted: 08/27/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 18

Recollections

posted: 08/27/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

posted: 08/27/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 18

Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 08/27/2014 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Tuesday, August 26

Afflicted in soul

posted: 08/26/2014 5 a.m.

Have you ever been so deeply hurt that you didn't think you would ever get over it? Have you ever experienced the feeling that you're whole world has just been shattered? Have you ever felt alone even though you're surrounded by people? Of course you have, we all have. That's what it means to be afflicted in your soul.

Wednesday, August 20

Recipe

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

Banana Oatmeal Muffins

Benton County Jail

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 12

First Amendment

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

"Once a government is committed to the principle of silencing the voice of opposition, it has only one way to go, and that is down the path of increasingly repressive measures, until it becomes a source of terror to all its citizens and creates a country where everyone lives in fear."-- Harry Truman, 33rd president of the United States (1884-1972)

Area events

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

Seligman Chamber dances slated

Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Public meetings

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Pea Ridge Police May 2014 report

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

June July YTD

Blackhawk football

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

SR High Varsity

She loves to hit

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

"I just like the idea of being able to hit and not get in trouble for it," quipped Miranda Morgan, eyes sparkling. "I just like the sport. I always have."

Civic Clubs

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

NWA Wx Watch

School Menu

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

Breakfast Menu K-12

'Hawks take the field next Monday

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

The 2014 Pea Ridge varsity football Blackhawks take to the field Monday night as they host the Greenland Pirates in a scrimmage practice.

Book donations continue to pour in

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

I took two days off last week to spend time with my family -- four of my five sons and their families where here from St. Louis and Houston. It is a rare treat when that many of us can get together. What a fun and exhausting time I had playing with my four grandsons and one granddaughter -- ages 2 months to 9 years. They visited the Pea Ridge National Military Park and War Eagle Cave to see the bats. There was so much laughter and noise in the house and now it is so quiet you can hear a pin drop. They have only been gone a few hours and already we are missing them.

Voting is a privilege and responsibility

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

Election year -- just what does that mean to you?

Obituaries

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

Alfred E. Duvall

Blackhawk sports

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 21

Be aware; be safe

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

Keeping children safe is the first priority for both school officials and police.

Planners approve Tobin's plan

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

A large-scale development plan for a commercial tract on Slack Street came before the Pea Ridge Planning Commission at the regular meeting Aug. 4. Property owner Pat Tobin reviewed his plans for the shopping center.

Are we in the last days?

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

"Knowing this first: that scoffers will come in the last days, walking according to their own lusts, and saying, 'Where is the promise of His coming? For since the fathers fell asleep, all things continue as they were from the beginning of creation.'" 2 Peter 3:3-4:

College News

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

Paryzek graduates

Cradduck, Guyll presented with Patriot Award

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

Staff Report

Church news

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

Brightwater United Methodist Church

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 10

Few races contested

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

The mayor's seats in the northeast Benton County towns of Avoca, Garfield, Gateway and Pea Ridge, as well as several alderman seats, were up for election this year. Filing for municipal seats closed at noon Friday, Aug. 15.

Recollections

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Looking for rib cooks

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- The 21st annual NEBCO Fire/EMS Turkey Shoot & Rib Cook-Off is set for Saturday, Oct. 4. To enter and/or sponsor a Rib Cook-Off team, call the Northeast Benton County Fire Department office at 359-3134. The field is limited to the first 20 entrants. Cash prizes will be awarded.

Marriage Licenses

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

Aug. 8

Shiloh happenings

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

Fiddle Music

Community events

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love auction

Golf Classic set

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

The 21st annual Pea Ridge Classic, a golf fundraiser, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Bella Vista Country Club. Events slated include a four-man scramble which is $240 per team and includes a goodie bag, raffle tickets, 18 holes with a cart, dinner and beverages.

Community Calendar

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 20

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

posted: 08/20/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 11

Wednesday, August 13

Letter to the Editor

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

Candidate is grateful

Recipe

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

Quick Fruit Cobbler

Sheriff's office report

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

Benton County Sheriff's Office

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 2

Club news

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love

Recollections

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Pea Ridge canning plant -- early industry in town

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

Until the late 1970s, the Pea Ridge Canning Plant was an important industry in our town, canning tomatoes under a variety of labels, and supplying seasonal employment to about 50 of our local people, many of them women and older teen girls. During the Depression years of the 1930s and the trying World War II years in the first half of the 1940s, the Canning Plant supplied some cash income to local families, many of whom were quite cash-poor during those times.

Area events

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

Truck and Tractor pull Saturday

Suffering, death considered

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

Can we, as a society or nation, ever hope to achieve the title of Dr. Wayne Dyer when he wrote the book "I Can See Clearly Now"? Will we, can we, attain a position where we seek the best solution to a question that we deal with individually in a personal way but must be settled by society as a whole?

Obituaries

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

Dewey Lee Acuff

Community Events

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love auction

Teachers can help keep children's dreams alive

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

A week before the first day of school, Pea Ridge school teachers were challenged with: "What's your Why?"

Planners table alcohol permit for Dollar General

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

Approval of Dollar General's conditional use permit to sell beer and wine hit a pothole Aug. 5 when an adjacent landowner complained that delivery trucks have torn up the parking lot to his building.

Pea Ridge Police Report

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

Warrants:

McNiel found guilty again

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Former candidate for Pea Ridge mayor, Boyd McNiel has been found guilty twice on expired vehicle tags and failure to appear. Concluding his jury trial appeal in Benton County Circuit Court, McNiel was declared guilty and fined $500 for each count plus given two days in jail for the failure to appear charge.

Community Calendar

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 13

June sales tax revenue

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

Municipal 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Summer Reading winners

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

The winners of the Summer Reading Program at the Pea Ridge Community Library were:

Deadline looms for city seats

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Civic Organizations

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

Phone: Bob Hauter 451-8274

Marriage Licenses

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

Aug. 4

There's a change in the air

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

The Arkansas Activities Association directors voted in some significant changes in last week's annual meeting.

Be a man of integrity

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

I'm so excited that you are reading this, because I believe that within you, if you are a follower of Christ, there is a potential of supernatural greatness. I believe that God is going to raise up some spiritual leaders that will make a tremendous difference in this world.

Benton County Restaurant Inspections

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

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

Pea Ridge School Menus

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

Breakfast Menu

Working with wood and family

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

Using strips of scrap lumber -- western red cedar, cherry and walnut -- from building their houses and kitchen cabinets, Rick and Josh Whitaker have spent hundreds of hours of father/son time together and with son/grandson, Zeke, making two canoes they will use for more family time.

Public meetings

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

Friday, Aug. 15

DeBoard-Rogers to wed

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

Stephanie Elizabeth DeBoard and T.J. Rogers plan to marry Aug. 30, 2013, at Village Free Evangelical Church in Bella Vista.

Thomas arrested for drugs

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

More than $30,000 worth of methamphetamine was confiscated during a search of a residence and workshop on Twelve Corners Road northeast of Pea Ridge along with firearms and drug paraphernalia Monday, Aug. 4.

City Council agenda

posted: 08/13/2014 5 a.m.

7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19

Wednesday, August 6

School Board candidates speak

posted: 08/06/2014 5:10 a.m.

Joseph Carlson, 34, is a native of Hampton, Ark., and a graduate of Waxahachie, Texas, High School. He joined the U.S. Navy after high school graduation, and later joined the Army National Guard then served two tours in Iraq. He is a disabled veteran from injuries sustained when a rocket exploded near him. He recently graduated from college with a bachelor's degree in American history. He has worked as a security guard. He said he hopes to earn his doctorate and teach American history at a university. Carlson is the chairman of the Pea Ridge Parks Commission. He and his wife, Crystal, have three children: Alexis, 14, a freshman at Pea Ridge High School; Michael, 10, a fifth-grade student at Pea Ridge Intermediate School; and Julia, 8, a third-grade student at the Intermediate School.

Exceeding expectations

posted: 08/06/2014 5:09 a.m.

Three weeks ago today doors opened on the new Neighborhood Market by Walmart in Pea Ridge. Attendance and purchases that day exceeded expectations.

Mission work begins at home

posted: 08/06/2014 5:08 a.m.

"If you want a blessing, be a blessing."

Civic Clubs

posted: 08/06/2014 5:07 a.m.

Phone: Mary Margaret Webb 451-8640

New Chamber members

posted: 08/06/2014 5:06 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Turkey shoot set, cooks needed

posted: 08/06/2014 5:05 a.m.

GARFIELD -- The 21st annual NEBCO Fire/EMS Turkey Shoot & Rib Cook-Off is set for Saturday, Oct. 4. To enter or sponsor a Rib Cook-Off team, call the office of Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire/EMS Department at 479-359-3134. The field is limited to the first 20 entrants. Cash prizes will be awarded!

Municipal filings

posted: 08/06/2014 5:04 a.m.

As of Tuesday morning, persons who had filed for municipal offices in the northeast Benton County area included:

Back to School Bash success

posted: 08/06/2014 5:03 a.m.

The seventh annual Back to School Bash more than doubled the people served thanks to a community effort involving Bright Futures Pea Ridge and Pea Ridge School employees. People lined up more than an hour before the doors opened waiting to enter for free school supplies.

PRHS students at MASH

posted: 08/06/2014 5:02 a.m.

Two Pea Ridge High School students -- Christina Cotton and Jared Woolard -- are among five junior and senior high school students from Benton County attending a Medical Applications of Science for Health (M*A*S*H) camp July 28-Aug. 8 at Mercy Hospital in Rogers. Others are Jourdan Fox, Rogers, and Mishann Leudders and Rachna Talluri, both of Bentonville.

First volleyball camp successful

posted: 08/06/2014 5:01 a.m.

There were 59 Intermediate/Middle School girls on hand this summer for the first ever Volley 'Hawk summer camp. Hosted by the Pea Ridge varsity high school athletes and coaching staff, the clinic was directed by junior athlete Ashton Mondy.

AAA kicks around new football rules

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

In their annual summer meeting this week in Little Rock, the Arkansas Activities Association has a few items to be voted on concerning football in both the near and far future.

Training for substitutes

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

Substitute teacher training is set for 2-4 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 19, in the Pea Ridge School District Professional Development Center.

May sales tax revenue

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

Municipal 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Benton County Jail

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, July 29

Community Calendar

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 6

Public officials

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

CITY OF PEA RIDGE

Letter to the Editor

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

For the good of the children

Trundle recovering from break

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Tristan Trundle heard a loud pop after he planted his right foot into the turf at Blackhawk Stadium.

Driver loses control, injured near Garfield

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Recollections

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Shiloh happenings

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

EVENTS

Marriage Licenses

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

July 18

Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Winners announced for reading contest

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

I apologize for not having a column last week. I started writing, took a break to water my flowers, then went back into the house because I didn't feel well. A fast trip to the Mercy emergency room soon revealed that I had A-Fib! That was not what I wanted to hear.

Court report

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County -- Pea Ridge Department

It's hard for givers to be receivers

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

My mom was always doing things for others. After I married and had my own family, every time we'd go to her house she'd send home something with me, usually food, often cinnamon rolls. How she loved to cook for her family!

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, July 28

Roe worked on Humanities Council

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

Staff Reports

Recipe

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

Fantastic Squash

Benton County Restaurant Inspections

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

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

Obituary

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

Robert Lee 'Bob' Henderson

Wouldn't it be nice?

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

As I was reading in Acts, I couldn't help thinking to myself how great it would be if the things recorded in chapter 16 were as common place today as they were recorded for us there. The more I read of how churches were established in all the cities as the disciples passed through them and how their numbers increased daily, I thought, "Wow! that would be wonderful" -- instead of the steady decline in belief and church attendance we see in our time, to see such moving of the Holy Spirit that so many people were added daily.

Church news

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

Brightwater United Methodist Church

Public meetings

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 7

Area events

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

Dance slated

CERT class offered

posted: 08/06/2014 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Fire Department will host a C.E.R.T (Community Emergency Response Team) class starting in September. There is room for up to 25 people.