News 2014 July

Stories for July 2014

Wednesday, July 30

School Board Candidates

posted: 07/30/2014 5:09 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; Michael, 10; and Julia, 8.

Auto shop offering mechanical, tire services

posted: 07/30/2014 5:05 a.m.

Wanting to provide complete vehicle service for residents of Pea Ridge, Stanley Sunderman and Jeff Arnold joined forces with Scott Spivey and Larry Rogers to open Blackhawk Auto and Tire at 123 Ellis Lane.

Back to School

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

Pea Ridge School District

Leaders must make hard decisions

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

The lack of leadership displayed by members of the Benton County Quorum Court continues to astound. The latest example: a bizarre series of votes Thursday in which justices of the peace approved ordinances establishing methods to raise taxes to pay for rural ambulance service, but defeated a resolution to actually set a special election for residents to vote on them.

Marriage Licenses

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

July 18

Benton County Jail

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

Saturday, July 19

Pea Ridge Police Department

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

Warrants:

Civic Clubs

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

Address: P.O. Box 425 Pea Ridge, AR 72751

Pea Ridge School District

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

Pea Ridge Primary School

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

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

Sunday, July 20

Recipe

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

Cream of coconut cake

Art exhibition winners named

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

The Pea Ridge Western Art Exhibition in Tulsa, Okla., came to a close this week with winners of the most popular artwork named in this, the seventh exhibition put on by local elementary artists. The month long exhibit was hosted by the Gilcrease Museum of American Art in northwest Tulsa.

Obituaries

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

Teresa Lynne Cotton

Training for substitutes

posted: 07/30/2014 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. Packets are available from Stephanie Stamps in the assistant superintendent's office.

Back to School Bash

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

All Pea Ridge students kindergarten through high school are welcome to attend the Back to School Bash slated from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at First Baptist Church, Pea Ridge.

A'roarin' in the hayfield!

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

A hayfield is usually a quiet, placid place. One doesn't expect a lot of commotion out there. But on Saturday evening, July 26, Bill Patterson's hayfield on Lee Town Road had a lot of roarin' goin' on. The Pea Ridge Lions Club's fourth annual Lawnmower Race, otherwise known as the Race For Sight, was held Saturday evening for the third year at the Patterson Farm on Pea Ridge's east side.

Grateful for kindness of police

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

My husband and I raised two families -- one in Iowa and one here. Back then, the boys and young men had to find their own entertainment. Our boys never seemed to have any trouble finding it. It wasn't unusual to find the mayor or local law at our door to inform us of certain goings on or unpleasantness. For a few years, we were on a first name basis with a lot of law people. I'm thankful that there was nothing serious in any of it. Just orneriness and teen-age energy.

Passing it on

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

Saturday night, Mechel Wall's memories of her husband Barry lying beneath a tractor four years ago and the months of recovery from his injuries rekindled when the Walls drove upon a head-on crash.

Ambulance merry-go-round keeps turning

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

If you feel like you are on a merry-go-round with ambulances rather than horses, you probably have been following the "rural ambulance service" issue for a while. Originally this appeared to be an issue of providing ambulance service to those areas currently "unserved" or "underserved" by the existing system. Then it became a numbers issue as the Quorum Court tried to pay the major cities to provide the service when needed, but the cities' requests for payment rose each time a number was discussed. And, now the Quorum Court has not succeeded in getting a majority of its members to agree on a plan to put funding up for a vote by someone. One plan calls for a county-wide vote; the second plan requires a vote of only rural, uncovered by a city plan, residents.

Back to School Bash set

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

Back to School Bash

Planning Commission Agenda

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

7 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 5

Letter to the Editor

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

Use common business sense

First Amendment

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

We don't have an Official Secrets Act in the United States, as other countries do. Under the First Amendment, freedom of the press, freedom of speech, and freedom of association are more important than protecting secrets.

Everything goes better with intelligence

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

To my surprise and disappointment, broadcasting personality Chuck Barrett will no longer be in the media booth when the baseball Razorbacks hit the field in the spring of 2015. The 23-year voice of the baseball Hogs will remain the on-air radio voice of the football and men's basketball programs and he will continue as the director of broadcasting for the University of Arkansas.

Do you show grace?

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

The Bible is a collection of stories about different people beginning with Adam in the beginning and going into the New Testament with all the people who have contributed to our faith. Many of these people seem to have lived extraordinary lives. Some of them were very faithful, some were not so faithful. The tales of all those different people make up what truly is the greatest story that has ever been. The Bible is the story of God and how God relates to and interacts with humanity. In reality, the people in the Bible were really not all that extraordinary. They were, for the most part, just regular people like you and me. God used these people to tell the story that guides us even to this very day.

Area events

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

Music at Firehouse

Letter from the Superintendent

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

Dear Teachers, Students and Families,

Pea Ridge Schools supplies K-6th

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

Kindergarten

Church news

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

Brightwater United Methodist Church

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

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

Monday, July 21

Recollections

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

40 Years Ago

Wednesday, July 23

Council sets base salary for mayor's seat

posted: 07/23/2014 5:11 a.m.

With one dissenting vote, Pea Ridge City Council members voted to set the base salary for mayor's office for the coming term at $25,000.

Races set for Saturday

posted: 07/23/2014 5:09 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Civic clubs

posted: 07/23/2014 5:08 a.m.

Address: P.O. Box 646, Pea Ridge, AR 72751-0646

Community Calendar

posted: 07/23/2014 5:07 a.m.

Wednesday, July 23

Summer lunch menu

posted: 07/23/2014 5:03 a.m.

The summer lunch program ended Friday, July 25.

Shiloh happenings

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m.

Trail of Tears Program

Things we didn't know we needed

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m.

I just received an email from a friend who was sending me several attached photos showing living conditions from the days of the Great Depression in the U.S. in the 1930s. Sometimes when we get to thinking that the times are tough for us now, it helps us gain perspective by seeing those reminders of the really tough times which were endured by our people some 80 years ago.

The world comes to an end

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m.

The World Cup for soccer, or "futbol" as many nations call it, has ended with Germany taking the top prize with a narrow 1-0 victory over Argentina. Of course, in World Cup soccer, a game that is not a narrow victory is a rare thing indeed.

Public meetings

updated: 07/22/2014 3:32 a.m.

Thursday, July 24

Winn earns preseason honors

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m.

Two Benton County football players are playing football on the college level at Hendrix and both have made a name for themselves.

Reading contests end this week

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m.

Last week was not only exciting but historic as well as the city welcomed Neighborhood Market. I attended the Ribbon Cutting Ceremony Wednesday morning and thought it was pretty impressive. I also thought it was very nice that they gave donations to the Pea Ridge Police and Fire Departments as well as to Bright Futures and the Ministerial Alliance.

First Amendment

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m.

The First Amendment freedom of religion is as important today as when the Bill of Rights was first written.

Benton County Jail

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, July 15

Youseys celebrate golden anniversary

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Derrall Yousey celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary July 19.

Back to School Bash set

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m.

All Pea Ridge students kindergarten through high school are welcome to attend the Back to School Bash slated from 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at First Baptist Church, Pea Ridge.

Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m.

Warrant:

Quorum Court tries again on ambulances

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m.

Benton County's Quorum Court will make yet another run at raising new money to help pay for ambulance services in rural, unincorporated areas. At a meeting Thursday, justices of the peace intend to choose from two options to refer to voters: a 0.2-mill increase for all property owners in Benton County, including cities; or an annual $40-per-household fee for unincorporated areas.

Marriage Licenses

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m.

July 10

Softball girls World champs

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Pea Ridge Police Department monthly report

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m.

May June YTD

Gibson shares Goodall's prayer

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m.

Two years ago I had the privilege to hear Dr. Jane Goodall speak at the University of Arkansas. Her love and concern for the planet we live on and all of its inhabitants is well documented. She recently wrote a prayer that was published in numerous newspapers. With what's going on in the world right now, I think we need less opinions and more prayer ­-- so I offer this prayer by Dr. Goodall.

Obituaries

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m.

Verneal Colleen Allison

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, July 15

Recipe

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m.

Praline cookies

Church news

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m.

Brightwater United Methodist Church

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

posted: 07/23/2014 5 a.m.

Callout logs July 14-20, 2014

Wednesday, July 16

Century-old store building returned home

posted: 07/16/2014 5:20 a.m.

The salvation of the gray, weathered building began more than 53 years ago when Liss Williams moved the Glade Store and Post Office from its foundation to his farm to avoid its being flooded as the waters of the White River rose after the dam for Beaver Lake was complete.

Paper honored with 1st

posted: 07/16/2014 5:18 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Harris named president at Community First

posted: 07/16/2014 5:17 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Club news

posted: 07/16/2014 5:14 a.m.

New Meadowbrook Ext. Homemakers Club

Community Calendar

posted: 07/16/2014 5:13 a.m.

Monday, July 14

Area events

posted: 07/16/2014 5:12 a.m.

Dance with Classic Country

2014 Pageant winners crowned

posted: 07/16/2014 5:11 a.m.

Miss Pea Ridge 2014

Neighborhood Market employees say 'hello' to Pea Ridge

posted: 07/16/2014 5:09 a.m.

A community event was held Saturday afternoon in the parking lot of the new Wal-Mart Neighborhood Market store No. 6971, scheduled to open on July 16.

Pea Ridge Schools supplies

posted: 07/16/2014 5:06 a.m.

Pea Ridge Primary School

Sports briefs

posted: 07/16/2014 5:05 a.m.

Volleyball camp set

Summer lunch menu

posted: 07/16/2014 5:04 a.m.

All children 18 and under can eat free from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Pea Ridge Primary School.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

Callout logs 6/30/2014 through 7/13/2014

Benton County Jail

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, July 9

Good seed, good soil

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

Jesus very commonly used parables in his teaching. I suspect that most teachers see a value in using stories as teaching procedures, because stories can convey ideas vividly and imaginatively in ways that stay with the hearers and may effectively stir responsive thoughts in the minds of the hearers. Many of the memorable parables of Jesus are quite simple stories or comparisons, drawing on scenes and activities that would be very familiar to his hearers.

Court Report

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County, Pea Ridge Dept.

Recollections

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

College news

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

University of Central Arkansas

Election filings

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

Municipal elections

Many new books on library shelves

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

Congratulations to all the winners of the Pea Ridge Fair contests! And I hope all the alumni had an enjoyable time.

Church news

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

Brightwater United Methodist Church

4A-1 Conference revamps week 10 football schedules

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

By Mark Humphrey

The Times is committed to community

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

As technology improves and the use of it increases, it is more accessible to more people. The use of technology, including computers, "smart" phones, tablets and other internet-capable devices is more prominent that just a decade ago. There are people who predict the demise of print media. That was predicted with the advent of radio, and again with television.

The last time I saw my father was in 1950

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

The last time I saw my father was in 1950. Papa waved at us kids from the back of an ambulance and said, "If I don't see you again, I'll see you over there." Mom climbed in beside him and they headed for the hospital. He was hurting so bad, the doctors opened him up and found cancer. He died on the operating table.

Notice to Destroy

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

In accordance with Public Law 94-142/IDEA the Pea Ridge School District hereby gives notice of the following:

Easy Summer Salsa

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

Easy Summer Salsa

Blood drive scheduled

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

The American Red Cross urges eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve and give to help prevent a summer blood shortage. Blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative are especially needed.

Shiloh events

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

Civil War Medicine

Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Public meetings

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, July 22

Marriage Licenses

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

June 26

First Amendment

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

We all have the right of freedom of speech under the First Amendment. We all don't have to agree with one another on our opinions. Everyone in my circle, that I run around with, we all feel the same about God, country, integrity and character.

Back to School Bash

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

All Pea Ridge students kindergarten through High School are welcome to attend the Back to School Bash slated for 8-11 a.m. Saturday, Aug. 2, at First Baptist Church, Pea Ridge.

Pea Ridge Police May 2014 report

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

May April YTD

School reunions strengthen bonds

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

I enjoy school reunions. We have just observed our ninth All-Years School Reunion for Pea Ridge High School since the organization of the Alumni Association in 2006. Prior to 2006, various graduating classes through the years had observed their own individual class reunions or cluster reunions from time to time. Probably the most regular and most constant class for reunions has been the Class of 1958, which is my wife Nancy's graduating class. They have held reunions every five years since they graduated from PRHS 56 years ago. A reunion of the Class of '58 always involves some of the Class of 1957 as well, since some of us '57s married '58s.

NEBCO Fire/EMS

posted: 07/16/2014 5 a.m.

Incidents reported to the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire/EMS Department this week include:

Wednesday, July 9

Three file for School Board seat

posted: 07/09/2014 5:15 a.m.

Three men have filed for the Pea Ridge School Board seat being vacated by Joshua Ramsey, who is not seeking re-election.

Promoting a neighborly spirit

posted: 07/09/2014 5:14 a.m.

For employees of the Neighborhood Market in Pea Ridge, the day begins with a company meeting around a spirit stick in front of a board with photographs of family members. Written on the board is: "This is why I work safe."

Charter member to be grand marshal

posted: 07/09/2014 5:13 a.m.

This year, instead of directing the lineup of the Pea Ridge Fair Parade, Mrs. Dorothy Williams will be riding in it. As a charter member of Beta Alpha, sponsor of the Pea Ridge Fair and Parade, Williams has been instrumental in organizing the fair for half a century.

Alumni to gather

posted: 07/09/2014 5:10 a.m.

The ninth annual Pea Ridge High School Alumni Gathering will be from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, in the Pea Ridge High School Cafeteria.

Winners of annual Freedom Fest Car Show

posted: 07/09/2014 5:09 a.m.

Special Awards

Band to learn from Crossmen Drum and Bugle corps

posted: 07/09/2014 5:08 a.m.

"The Crossmen" Drum and Bugle Corps from San Antonio, Texas, will be town on Tuesday, July 15, according to Matt McCool, band director.

Blood drive scheduled

posted: 07/09/2014 5:07 a.m.

The American Red Cross urges eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve and give to help prevent a summer blood shortage. Blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative are especially needed.

Great reading contests for children this summer

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Hope everyone had a good holiday weekend. There were so many activities from which to choose.

Club news

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love

Shiloh events

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

37th Ozark Quilt Fair

2014 Pea Ridge Fair Sponsors

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Presenting Sponsors

Former Jr. Miss Pea Ridge

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

1997 -- Courtney Brown

Former Tiny Tots

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Former Tiny Tots

Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Warrants:

It's time to enjoy the Pea Ridge Fair

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

The 65th annual Pea Ridge Fair begins Friday and runs through Saturday with the parade set for 5 p.m. Saturday evening. The fair began with the city's celebration of the bicentennial and continued year after year thanks to the volunteerism of members of Beta Alpha.

Recollections

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Area events

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Country dance slated

Fair Recollections

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

The annual fair was begun in 1950 when Pea Ridge celebrated its centennial with a gigantic homecoming reunion. So successful was the event, it was decided to make the reunion-type fair an annual event.

About the cover

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Pageant winners from the 2013 Pea Ridge Fair surrounded Miss Pea Ridge Chattin Cato and included Braydan Cook and Makenna Keene, Mr. and Miss Tiny Tot; Abby Jackson, Little Miss Pea Ridge; Katie Wilkins, Teen Miss Pea Ridge; Laney Beauchamp, Jr. Miss Pea Ridge; Makayla Parsons, Pre-Teen Miss Pea Ridge; Caleb Thornton and Gracyn Hurst, Mr. and Miss Teeny Tot.

Obituaries

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Bill Lee Dail

Old farm road signs remembered

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

While looking through an old newspaper, we happened onto a picture of a road sign of a type that we used to see quite often years ago: a sign at the turnoff onto a country road. In form it was a simple wooden post, with quite a number of narrow cross signboards giving the names of family homes and farms one would pass along that road. Quite often the sign boards would be painted white, and the names would be written in black. These signs were not duplicated along the way, but were only located at the intersection where one turned onto the road.

Marriage Licenses

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

June 16

2014 Pea Ridge Fair Vendors

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Star Amusements -- Inflatable Carnival $10 Arm Bands each day

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Sunday, June 29

Community Calendar

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, July 9

Benton County Jail

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Persons from northeast Benton County booked into the Benton County Jail this week include:

First amendment

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

The First Amendment is often inconvenient. But that is beside the point. Inconvenience does not absolve the government of its obligation to tolerate speech.

Tiny Miss Pea Ridge

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Adelyn Parker Elrod, 7, is the daughter of Jamie and Chris Elrod. She is going into the second grade. She enjoys gymnastics, dancing, singing, reading books about puppies, kittens and rabbits and loves listening to the Beatles. She plans to go to the University of Arkansas, be a cheerleader and graduate as a nurse.

Events at Pea Ridge Fair

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Inflatable carnival

Pea Ridge online art gallery tops 400,000

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Primary-Intermediate School online art gallery has now topped the 400,000 mark in online visitors in the five years the website has been operational.

Notice to Destroy

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

NOTICE

Pea Ridge School Board

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Regular meeting

Four vie for Miss Pea Ridge

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Abbye Coan, 17, is the daughter of Chris and Lynne Coan. She is going to be a senior at Pea Ridge High School. She is involved in the National Honor Society, the Student Council, varsity cheer and softball and is class president. She enjoys painting, going to the lake, hanging out with friends and family and traveling. She plans to attend college to become an industrial engineer. She is sponsored by First Western Bank.

Teen Miss Pea Ridge

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Santha Hackler, 15, is the daughter of Frank and Lindi Hackler of Garfield. Miss Hackler is a freshman at Pea Ridge High School. Miss Hackler is involved in Confession Youth Ministries. She enjoys volleyball, horses and swimming. She plans to be a police officer and a veterinarian.

Former Miss Pea Ridge

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

1950 -- Nedra (McGinnis) Bolain of Tulsa, Okla.

Pre-teen Miss Pea Ridge Contestants 2014

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Gabbie Fletcher, 10, is the daughter of Monte and Lawanda Keene. She is going into the fifth grade and is involved in Aces basketball, Diamond Hogs softball, The Ridge Community Children's Church and Pea Ridge cheerleading. She enjoys drawing, crafts, sports and gymnastics. She is sponsored by Urban Image.

Seamless summer lunch program

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

All children 18 and under can eat free from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Pea Ridge Primary School.

Recipe

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Applesauce muffins

Public meetings

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, July 14

A little salt, please?

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

A few years ago, I was on a mission trip to Mexico about this time of year and I remember the temperature being 113 degrees (yep, that's hot). One morning the missionary we were working with iced down a couple of really good and sweet watermelons which, as you can imagine, was a real treat in the heat of the afternoon. The only problem, at least for me, was that there was no salt. You see, where I grew up in East Texas we always put salt on our watermelons, on our cantaloupes, on our honeydew melons, on just about everything I guess. To me it just makes it taste better. Until recently I thought that was the way that everybody did it. Evidently not. I have had some folks around here look at me like I'm crazy for putting salt on a watermelon. My answer is always the same though; it just makes it taste better.

'Hawk football over the horizon

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

We are into July and that means that high school football is just around the corner.

Little Miss Pea Ridge

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Kayleigh Mathis, 8, is the daughter of Larry and Casey Mathis of Pea Ridge. She is going into the second grade and is involved in softball, basketball, Girl Scouts and cheer. She enjoys riding horses, reading, playing softball, basketball and cheer. She plans to go to college, play softball for the Razorbacks and become a teacher.

Jr. Miss Pea Ridge

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Nikole Melissa Marie Cole, 15, is the daughter of Chris and Jennifer Cole. She is a sophomore at Pea Ridge High School. Miss Cole is involved in Pea Ridge First Baptist Church, singing in youth band at First Baptist Church, Rainbow girls and the Future Business Leaders of America. She enjoys track, volleyball, hip-hop dancing, singing, dancing, shopping, worshipping and being with friends and family. She plans to start cosmetology in her junior year, then go to college at the University of Arkansas, go into the medical field and become an x-ray technician. She would also like to be a photographer and a hair-dresser. She is sponsored by Haylee Bowman, Miss Pea Ridge 2013 and Junior Miss 2012.

Diamond Hogs have winning spirit

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

The Diamond Hogs softball team lost its entire infield to travel ball this last season and drafted three girls from the Pea Ridge draft program. These girls bonded together with a great coaching staff and the willingness to learn and went to play in the Rogers girl softball league, according to Merrill White, parent of one of the players.

All stars shine

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Baseball champs

posted: 07/09/2014 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Wednesday, July 2

Saving the city money

posted: 07/02/2014 5:15 a.m.

Honing their listening skills, Pea Ridge Water Department employees Curtis Wiltgen, Ronnie Hicks and Jake Wagner are saving the city money.

Alumni to gather

posted: 07/02/2014 5:14 a.m.

The ninth annual Pea Ridge High School Alumni Gathering will be 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, in the Pea Ridge High School Cafeteria.

Park plans discussed

posted: 07/02/2014 5:13 a.m.

Discussing ways to prevent vandalism and a five-year plan for growth for city park property, members of the Pea Ridge Parks Commission met Tuesday at City Park. Normally they meet once a month, but they are currently meeting twice a month to try to address all the needs for city park property.

Environmental assessment planned

posted: 07/02/2014 5:12 a.m.

Officials at the Pea Ridge National Military Park announced that they are in the process of developing an environmental assessment (EA) addressing mitigations identified for the park through Section 4(f) because of the removal of U.S. Highway 62 from the park boundaries. The EA will be prepared in compliance with the National Environmental Policy Act (NEPA) to provide the decision-making framework that 1) analyzes a reasonable range of alternatives to meet project objectives, 2) evaluates issues and impacts on park resources and values, and 3) identifies mitigation measures to lessen the degree or extent of these impacts. The EA will also be used to coordinate compliance with the requirements of Section 106 of the National Historic Preservation Act pursuant to 36 Code of Federal Regulations Part 800.8(c).

Blood drive scheduled

posted: 07/02/2014 5:11 a.m.

The American Red Cross urges eligible blood donors to roll up a sleeve and give to help prevent a summer blood shortage. Blood donors with types O negative, B negative and A negative are especially needed.

Vesta Reynolds-Sprinkles-Edwards celebrates 90th

posted: 07/02/2014 5:10 a.m.

Vesta Reynolds-Sprinkles-Edwards, formerly of Decatur and now residing in Centerton, will celebrate her 90th birthday with a drop-in reception from 2 to 4 p.m. on Saturday, July 12, at First Baptist Church in Decatur.

Fourth of July celebrations

posted: 07/02/2014 5:09 a.m.

Fireworks on July 2

Will the empire strike back?

posted: 07/02/2014 5:07 a.m.

Shiloh is officially back into the 4A-1 District universe and according to media pundits and observers, the private school from Springdale will be poised to pick up where it left off as the dominant force in the league.

Weather

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

Election filings

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

Municipal elections

Outstanding cheerleader

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

Callout logs 6/16/2014 through 6/29/2014

Obituaries

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

Marjorie Ann Crowder

Food ... Fun ... Fireworks!

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

Febe Carlos, 3, enjoyed a slice of watermelon under the watchful eye of her mother, Alli Dodger, of Pea Ridge.

First Amendment

posted: 07/02/2014 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.

High school alumni event slated

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

The annual Pea Ridge High School Alumni Day is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 12, in the Pea Ridge High School Cafeteria.

Fireworks regulations

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

The sale and use of fireworks is allowed inside the city limits of Pea Ridge according to city ordinance.

Lions Club landscaped library

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

Here it is July already. This year is just rushing by!

Sports briefs

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

Volleyball camp set

Notice to Destroy

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

NOTICE

Letter to the Editor

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

Thank you to supporters

Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

Warrants:

BCSO Jail

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, June 24

What is being done?

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

Recently I read something referencing Jeremiah 5:30-31: "A wonderful and horrible thing is committed in the land; The prophets prophesy falsely, and the priests bear rule by their means; and my people love to have it so: and what will ye do in the end thereof?"

Shiloh events

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

Wildlife Rehabilitation

Community Calendar

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, July 2

Seamless summer lunch menu

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

All children 18 and under can eat free from 11 a.m. - 12 p.m. at the Pea Ridge Primary School.

Church news

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist Church

Public meetings

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

Thursday, July 3

Recipe

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

Oatmeal Coconut Coffeecake

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

posted: 07/02/2014 5 a.m.

Callout log for the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire/EMS Department