News 2014 June

Stories for June 2014

Wednesday, June 25

City buys building

posted: 06/25/2014 5:10 a.m.

The office of the Pea Ridge Water and Wastewater Department will move into the building formerly owned by Collier Drug on North Curtis Avenue. The City Council approved the purchase of the building for $75,000 and an ordinance financing $60,000 of the purchase price from Arvest Bank.

Fireworks regulations

posted: 06/25/2014 5:09 a.m.

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

Fireworks may cause anxiety in dogs

posted: 06/25/2014 5:08 a.m.

With the celebration of the Fourth of July and discharging fireworks, some pet owners experience unwanted and destructive behavior from their dogs because of the anxiety caused by noise, according to veterinarians Dr. Karen Sherman and Dr. Gary France.

Wal-Mart soon to open in Pea Ridge

posted: 06/25/2014 5:07 a.m.

Ten years ago I would have predicted that there would not be a Walmart in Pea Ridge in my lifetime. Now, I'm hearing that Pea Ridge Walmart Neighborhood Market is to be opening in mid-July. The work is moving right along on the new store building and grounds, and from all indications, the July opening looks very realistic. There apparently will be a main entrance from Slack Street and a side entrance off Carr Street.

Touch a truck set for Sunday

posted: 06/25/2014 5:06 a.m.

Children are invited to "Touch a Truck" Sunday afternoon. From 1-4 p.m. Sunday, June 29, there will be police, fire, ambulance, Street Department, school and sheriff's vehicles on the grounds between the Pea Ridge Fire and Police stations on the southwest corner of Slack Street and South Curtis Avenue. There will be prizes awarded through drawings.

Fourth of July celebrations

posted: 06/25/2014 5:05 a.m.

Fireworks on July 2

Community Events

posted: 06/25/2014 5:04 a.m.

Car Show

Community calendar

posted: 06/25/2014 5:03 a.m.

Wednesday, June 25

Newmans celebrate 45 years

posted: 06/25/2014 5:02 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Charlie Newman of Garfield celebrated their 45th wedding anniversary at a surprise party hosted by Avoca Christian Church where he has pastored for 21 years.

Elementary artists open Tulsa exhibition

posted: 06/25/2014 5:01 a.m.

For the sixth consecutive year, Pea Ridge Elementary School artists are being honored by as they are featured in a special month long exhibition at the Gilcrease Museum of American Art in Tulsa, Okla. The show opened June 23 and will run through July 20.

Seamless Summer lunch menu

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

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

Shiloh events

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

Wildlife Rehabilitation

Today's youths' lifespans to shrink?

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

For the past couple dozen years or so, I have read many articles lamenting the fact that in the not too distant future, the younger generation may be the first since America came into being that life expectancy may be lessening. Well, it seems, the future is now.

Public meetings

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

Thursday, June 26

Musings, music, miscellaneous thoughts

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

When my Mothers' Day cards started to arrive, I opened each one and took time to admire each card and the kid that had taken time to select it. The youngest grandson informed me that they weren't to be opened until the very day. Ever thought of that? Can I, or will I, wait?

Sports briefs

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

Volleyball camp set

Area events

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

Dance slated

Obituaries

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

Vivian 'Margurite' Dryden

BCSO Jail

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, June 17

PR Fire EMS Department

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

Reports from the Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department were not available at press time.

Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, June 17

The true measure of a man

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

Sunday, June 15, was Father's Day! But what does Father's Day really mean?

Library hopes to expand

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

Life is beginning to settle into some sort of normal. My personal computer is back up and running thanks to my sons and our local computer repairman. I forget how much I use and need it until it suddenly stopped working.

Avoca Fire Department

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, June 16

Recipe

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

Chocolate chip, cream cheese crescents

First Amendment

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

"So the Comic Book Legal Defense Fund is out there preserving and fighting for, and sometimes winning and sometimes losing, the fight for First Amendment rights in comics and, more generally, for freedom of speech."

Good role models necessary for youths

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

How do we choose our heroes? Or how do we select our role models and how do we direct the attention of our children, if we are a parent, to the person whom they can emulate? These are serious questions in our society today, whether we recognize it or not. Selecting a figure to set on a personal pedestal is not new, but doing it today may be one of the most difficult choices a person can make.

Church news

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

First Baptist Church, Pea Ridge

Weather

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

Recollections

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Letter to the Editor

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

Questioning whole truth

Marriage Licenses

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

June 12

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

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

College news

posted: 06/25/2014 5 a.m.

Arkansas Tech 2013-14 graduates

Wednesday, June 18

Fireworks, food, fellowship found at Freedom Fest

posted: 06/18/2014 5:20 a.m.

Celebrating the birth of the nation and enjoying community, the eighth annual Freedom Fest is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday, June 29, on the grounds at First Assembly of God Church on Weston Street. The event has grown from eight years ago with 120 people in attendance to more than 2,000 people attending last year.

Car show is Saturday

posted: 06/18/2014 5:19 a.m.

The eighth annual Freedom Fest car show will be held Saturday, June 28, at Pea Ridge City Park.

McNiel trial continued

posted: 06/18/2014 5:16 a.m.

Boyd McNiel appeared before Judge Robin Green in a pre-trial status hearing Monday, June 16. At the request of Pea Ridge city attorney Rick Hardwick, the trial was continued until Aug. 6.

It's about service

posted: 06/18/2014 5:15 a.m.

They took chainsaws, gloves, food.

Courtney arrested for rape

posted: 06/18/2014 5:14 a.m.

A Pea Ridge man was in jail Tuesday morning after a 21-year-old woman reported he sexually assaulted her.

Area events

posted: 06/18/2014 5:12 a.m.

Music at Firehouse Saturday

Community calendar

posted: 06/18/2014 5:11 a.m.

Wednesday, June 18

Public meetings

posted: 06/18/2014 5:08 a.m.

Friday, June 20

Reynolds takes Lady 'Hawks to postseason

posted: 06/18/2014 5:07 a.m.

Pea Ridge made its first regional softball appearance since moving to Class 4A in 2013, but making a return this season seemed to be a daunting task.

Schooley named All State again

posted: 06/18/2014 5:05 a.m.

Senior Jessica Schooley became the second Pea Ridge athlete in as many weeks to be named to an Arkansas 4A All-Star team in two different sports.

Little 'Hawks Basketball Camp Successful

posted: 06/18/2014 5:04 a.m.

By Annette Beard

Church news

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

First Baptist Church, Garfield

College news

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

Arkansas Tech University Dean List

Marriage Licenses

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

June 9

Sports briefs

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

Volleyball camp set

The old player piano's worth

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

One of my earliest enjoyable memories was going to Grandma's house. Until 1945, when I was 5 years old, Grandma and Grandpa Nichols lived on the farm just north of us. Grandma always had cookies and other special stuff for us kids. And Grandma had a player piano in her dining room.

Birthday giving

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

PR Fire EMS Department

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

Callout logs 6/9/2014 through 6/15/2014

Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Health Department Inspections

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

June 3

Little 'Hawks camp set

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

The 2014 Blackhawk football camp is open to all children in second through sixth grade. The camp, run by the Pea Ridge football staff including the certified trainer, includes current and former Blackhawk football players as well as special guests, according to athletic director Tony Travis.

Recipe

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

Hamburger Rice Casserole

Campaign most disruptive in cycle

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

The Republican Primary Election run-off is finally over and we have a Republican candidate for the position of attorney general in November. This campaign will long be remembered at our house as the most disruptive election cycle in recent memory because of the contest between Ms. Rutledge and Mr. Sterling. The winner (Ms. Rutledge) will face a Democratic Party challenger in the general election in November.

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

Sunday, June 8

Love is companionship

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

From a column written for Father's Day in 1998:

Court Reports

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

June 10, 2014

First Amendment

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

"The Washington Times wrote a story questioning the authenticity of some of the suggestions made about me in Silent Coup. But as a believer in the First Amendment, I believe they have more than a right to air their views."

Obituaries

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

Lorna Rochelle Hulsey

Forgiving others is good for you

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

Is there anyone you hate? Anyone you just can't forgive?

Wade named Coach of the Year

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

First- year girls varsity head track coach Heather Wade has been named the 4A-1 Girls Track Coach of the Year.

Summer Lunch Program

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Summer Lunch Program set

Spring athletic awards

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

Baseball

Recollections

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Guilty by judging

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

Recently I have noticed something that is very disturbing to me; I've noticed how easily we justify why we can do something that we aren't willing to allow other people to do, and in fact, how easy it is for us to get very defensive and sometimes offensive when this is pointed out to us.

World cup soccer storms the U.S. -- sort of

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

The FIFA World Cup Soccer tournament has gotten underway in Brazil and it is storming the United States, but not in the way you might think.

Seamless summer lunch menu

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

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

Avoca Fire Department

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, June 10

Benton County Jail

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, June 10

Weather

posted: 06/18/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, June 11

Cochran caps year with 2nd All-State

posted: 06/11/2014 5:10 a.m.

Junior Blackhawk Mikhaela Cochran capped her 2013-2014 school year by being named to the 2014 4A Track and Field All-State Team. Already an All-State athlete, Cochran received the same honor competing in 4A volleyball this past fall.

Bins ready for donations

posted: 06/11/2014 5:10 a.m.

The Big Brothers Big Sisters Donation Center has had two green bins located in Pea Ridge at the White Oak gas station since April of 2013. These bins were at a central location for the community to donate used clothing and household items that go to help fund the Big Brothers Big Sisters of Northwest Arkansas mentoring programs.

Runners raise money for former student

posted: 06/11/2014 5:10 a.m.

Community for a Cause 5K run/walk was a great success, according to coordinator Courtney Hurst. The event raised money to help with medical costs for a former Pea Ridge student, Berkeley Mardis.

Getting into the black in food services

posted: 06/11/2014 5:09 a.m.

With new management and maximizing the use of commodities, school officials have dramatically decreased the revenue the School District has to pour into the food service account.

Community calendar

posted: 06/11/2014 5:09 a.m.

Wednesday, June 11

Community event

posted: 06/11/2014 5:08 a.m.

Pea Ridge SummerLunch Program set

Ross hired at PRMBA

posted: 06/11/2014 5:08 a.m.

Staff positions are being filled at the new conversion charter school, Pea Ridge Manufacturing and Business Academy, as building remodeling continues through the summer.

Jury finds for roofer

posted: 06/11/2014 5:06 a.m.

A jury found in favor of a roofing contractor who sued Pea Ridge for his contract which city officials claim he failed to fulfill.

Auditorium approved

posted: 06/11/2014 5:05 a.m.

Plans for a fine arts auditorium at Pea Ridge High School were approved by city planners Tuesday. The large scale development plan was presented to the Planning Commission at the regular meeting June 3. Other than questions about a storm drain pipe running beneath a building, planners had little comment on the plans.

Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 06/11/2014 5:03 a.m.

Warrants:

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

posted: 06/11/2014 5:02 a.m.

Sunday, June 1

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

posted: 06/11/2014 5:01 a.m.

Monday, June 2

Recollections

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Shiloh events

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

History Camp for Kids

Recipe

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

Layered salad

Weather

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

Church news

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

First Baptist Church, Garfield

Save your money by buying from us!

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

Just about every day of the world I get a bunch of advertising mail, either post office mail or emails, offering all kinds of deals. On an email today, I noticed that as a subject, they had stated, "Start Saving Your Money by Buying From Us!" I'm seeing that as another opportunity to compare now to then, meaning comparing today's practices to those of yesteryear.

Sports briefs

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

Volleyball camp set

Chase the God-given dream

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

"Now to him who is able to do immeasurably more than all we ask or imagine, according to his power that is at work within us." Ephesians 3:20-21 NIV

Alcohol use continues to exact a price

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

The use and abuse of alcohol continues to take a toll among young people with a Razorback pitcher, who was also a former pitcher in the 4A-1, making headlines last week.

Humphrey selected for Governor's School

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

Disney Humphrey, a student from Pea Ridge High School, was selected to attend the 2014 Arkansas Governor's School hosted at Hendrix College.

Public meetings

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, June 17

First Amendment

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

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

Seamless Summer Lunch menu

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

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

Story Hour grows during summer

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

It was good to get back to work after being away for a week. I sure hated to see The TIMES office close here, but certainly happy that we will still have the newspaper. We get so much local news form the newspaper that we would probably not get otherwise.

Court Report

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

May 27, 2014

Benton County Jail

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, June 2

Grandma's cast iron skillet feeds many

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

A person wouldn't think that someone living alone would need an iron skillet, but I've discovered that they are the best thing for popping corn. Sometime in the flurry of that last fire, my old popcorn pan got thrown away. I can just imagine the girls disdain when they opened a smoked-filled cupboard door and saw that disrespectable pan sitting there. I can see them picking it up with two fingers to drop it in the trash. They just didn't realize, that it had popped corn for 40 years and enough corn to circle the globe. Some of them have eaten it.

Pea Ridge Intermediate School awards

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

Second Semester Honor roll

Marriage licenses

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

Thursday, May 29

Letter to editor

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

McNiel says school has windfall

Obituaries

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

Eula Gertrude Graham Anderson

Playful pals

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

FOUND ANIMALS

Business brief

posted: 06/11/2014 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Family Florist has a new face behind the counter.

Wednesday, June 4

'Hawks cap spring football with scrimmage

posted: 06/04/2014 5:10 a.m.

A school-record 70 Blackhawks filled squad rosters and the local gridders put on a spirited scrimmage to close out their spring football program.

Rebuilding a view of the past

posted: 06/04/2014 5:10 a.m.

With one eye on the past and another on the future, John C. Scott has tried to rebuild the past to prepare for the future.

Pea Ridge Schools Summer Lunch menu

posted: 06/04/2014 5:09 a.m.

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

Vegetation plans considered

posted: 06/04/2014 5:09 a.m.

There are too many cedar trees at Pea Ridge National Military Park. And not enough corn.

Times office closed

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

The business office of the Times of Northeast Benton County in Pea Ridge will close Wednesday, June 4. Business operations will move to the Rogers Morning News office at 313 S. Second St. in Rogers.

Spring athletic awards

posted: 06/04/2014 5:07 a.m.

Male Athlete of the Year -- Logan Rose

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

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

Sunday, May 25

Avoca Fire Department

posted: 06/04/2014 5:05 a.m.

Sunday, May 25

Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 06/04/2014 5:05 a.m.

Thursday, May 22

BCSO Jail

posted: 06/04/2014 5:05 a.m.

Tuesday, May 27

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

posted: 06/04/2014 5:05 a.m.

Tuesday, May 27

Area event

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

Car show and swap meet set

Recollections

posted: 06/04/2014 5:03 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Community Calendar

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

Wednesday, June 4

Obituaries

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

Jeffery Alan Adair Sr.

First Amendment

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

"I begin to feel like most Americans don't understand the First Amendment, don't understand the idea of freedom of speech, and don't understand that it's the responsibility of the citizen to speak out."

Recipe

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

Sunshine bars

Newspaper still published; office closed

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

For more than 48 years The Times has published the news of northeast Benton County -- Pea Ridge, Garfield, Gateway. For many of those years, it was published out of the house and, later, barn owned by Earle and Billie Jines.

Public meetings

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

Thursday, June 5

Church news

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

First Baptist Church, Garfield

Sports briefs

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

Volleyball camp set

Trophy time

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

TIMES photographs by Annette Beard

The pea ridge before Pea Ridge

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

Occasionally someone will ask, How did our town of Pea Ridge get its name? To me, the origin of town names in Arkansas is a curious pursuit. We certainly have some unusual names for towns across the state. A few towns, like Evening Shade, Ark., have had the fortune, good I suppose, to become widely known, through a television show. Probably lesser known would be such small towns as Oil Trough, Ark., or Round Pond, Ark. Many towns and cities that we are familiar with are named after well-known persons. For example, Benton County and Bentonville are named after a prominent Missouri politician named Thomas Benton, who was influential in getting Arkansas admitted to the union as a state in 1836. The city of Rogers was named after an official of the St. Louis and San Francisco Railroad, who was influential in bringing the railroad through Rogers in the early 1880s.

Questions abound in ambulance issue

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

The squabble on funding for rural Benton County ambulance service continues -- and will continue until all the cards are put into the game for open discussion. In so much of this discussion, the Justices of the Peace, the majority of which are from a city, talk around a long-term solution and no one wants to look at the history of Benton County tax distribution. You can argue my logic doesn't fit today's situation if you want, but that's like religion, it depends on whether you want to believe in a spiritual relationship with one God, based on Scripture, or if you are an agnostic. It is a matter of choice and I don't care one way or the other. The difference in this is a matter of finding a workable solution that we can all afford and live with.

Shiloh will return, but with new coach

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

Shiloh School, the private school and former conference member in Springdale, will be returning to the 4A-1 District this fall, but they will be doing it without their longtime head football coach and athletic director Josh Floyd.

Pentecost is here

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

June 8 is Pentecost Sunday. Pentecost has become synonymous with the Holy Spirit. Jesus had given the disciples the promise that one day he would no longer physically be with them, but he would send the Advocate or Counselor to be with them forever. In Acts chapter 1, Jesus departs this world and ascends into Heaven. In Acts chapter 2, the promise Jesus made to the disciples is fulfilled and the Holy Spirit comes down upon the people.

Playful pals

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

FOUND ANIMALS

Librarian welcomes new grandson

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

Arrived back home from St. Louis late Thursday afternoon -- exhausted and ill but so very grateful I had gotten to be there for the birth of my grandson. Jayden Daniel Maddox arrived on May 23 weighing in at 8 lbs, 15 ounces! Everyone is doing well. Big brother is adjusting.

Marriage Licenses

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

May 22