News 2014 March

Stories for March 2014

Wednesday, March 26

She can't come home

posted: 03/26/2014 5:30 a.m.

Marisol Soto wants to come home.

Earning his Eagle Scout badge

posted: 03/26/2014 5:25 a.m.

Peter Harris spent his 14th birthday working on his Eagle Scout award.

U.S. Highway 62 widening begins

posted: 03/26/2014 5:22 a.m.

The widening of U.S. Highway 62 from Avoca to Garfield to five lanes will reduce commuter and tourist travel time in eastern Benton County, local officials say.

Ball fields under contract

posted: 03/26/2014 5:21 a.m.

With an eye to the future, Pea Ridge school officials have accepted a contract from Greg Baxendale and Shane Smith on the baseball and softball fields.

Celebrating 103 years

posted: 03/26/2014 5:20 a.m.

Virginia A. Leach Kelly Wylie celebrated her 103rd birthday with a cake and gospel songs Friday at Innisfree in Rogers.

Take me out to the ballgame

posted: 03/26/2014 5:11 a.m.

Blackhawk senior Logan Wichert, No. 7, pitched against Greenland during a make-up game Friday, March 21, in Pea Ridge. The final score was Pea Ridge 7/Greenland 4.

March Madness irritates some

posted: 03/26/2014 5:10 a.m.

It's that time of the year for March Madness, when literally hundreds of basketball teams are filling arenas all over the country with a good many of them making their way to the television screen.

Students of the month

posted: 03/26/2014 5:02 a.m.

Photographs submitted

Sorrell wins essay contest; awarded scholarship

posted: 03/26/2014 5:01 a.m.

Molly Sorrell, a senior at Pea Ridge High School, recently won the Optimist Club of Pea Ridge's essay contest based on a theme of "How Dreams Lead to Success."

Blackhawk Spring Sports calendar

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, March 26

Area events

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Potluck dinner planned

February 2014 Sales Tax Receipts

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Municipal 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Benton County Marriage Licenses

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

March 13

Playful pals

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

LOST ANIMALS

Club news

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Beta Alpha

Public meetings

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Thursday, March 27

Benefits of change debatable

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

The widening of U.S. Highway 62 between Avoca and Garfield makes me wonder if its a little of what a war zone might look like. It's called progress. I'm so sad to see Codling Corner reduced to rubble and Dale Roney's fruit stand gone. I drove an extra mile to see if the big tree in front of J.C. Carter's house was gone. My husband chose Pratt Cemetery for burial because of its isolated and quiet location. Now hundreds of cars a day will go past him. At least we know what the benefit of it all will be.

Pea Ridge Planning Commission

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Planning Commission

Community calendar

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, March 26

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Sunday, March 16

Walking with Jesus

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

We are two weeks into the Lenten Season of 2014, looking toward the celebration of Easter on April 20. In the Lenten Season, many Christians commit to observing a disciplined plan of devotional scripture reading, prayer and fasting, seeking to follow events in the life of Jesus from the time of his baptism in the Jordan River to his entry into the holy city on Palm Sunday to his suffering and death on the cross outside Jerusalem. Before Jesus began his public ministry, the Bible tells us that he was moved by the Spirit to spend 40 days in the wilderness, tempted by Satan. (See Matt. 4:1-11.) In that time of fasting and facing temptations, Jesus affirmed values that would guide him throughout his mission and ministry, and he modeled the pattern of scripture reflection, prayer and fasting which his followers seek to trace again in their devotional lives before the Easter celebration.

Weather

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Church news

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Assembly of God Church

Recollections

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Pea Ridge School calendar

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

March 26, 27, 28 -- Spring Break; No School

College news

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Arkansas Tech

Community events

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Pinwheels for prevention

Signs of Spring abound

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Sometimes it appears that the seasons get confused in northwest Arkansas. Last Spring we had a snow in May. I don't recall ever seeing that before.

Recipe

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Carrot Cake with icing

Easter events

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Saturday, April 12

Pea Ridge Schools menu

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, March 31 -- Chicken nuggets, macaroni and cheese, green beans, fruit and milk; Breakfast: biscuit and sausage, juice and milk

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, March 18

Miss Rodeo of the Ozarks to read to children

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Exciting things are happening at the library this week!

Obituaries

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Larry Dean Chamness

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Sunday, March 16

BCSO Jail

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, March 19

First Amendment

posted: 03/26/2014 5 a.m.

"I can only assume that your editorial writer tripped over the First Amendment and thought it was the office cat."

Wednesday, March 19

Reading good books changes lives

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

I love to read. That is one of my favorite pastimes. I read watching TV. I read when I go to bed, nearly every night, before going to sleep. I literally read everything I can get my hands on. Often I'm reading two or three books at a time. Nothing has affected me as much as reading.

Track results

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

PREP TRACK

Stolen SUV recovered

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Clinton Vanhook came out of Fred's store shortly before 11 a.m. Tuesday, March 11, and found a bicycle in the parking spot instead of his vehicle. His 2013 Honda Pilot was gone. Interestingly, the bicycle looked like his son's bike.

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Sunday, March 2

Prophet to be honored for service

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Janita Prophet, a member of Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, will be honored for her service as the early education teacher for 50-plus years by the congregation at the morning worship service at 11 a.m. March 23. A lunch will be held after the service.

Community events

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Gospel singing set

Pea Ridge School calendar

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

March, 17–21 -- Kindergarten registration, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.

BCSO jail

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Tuesday, March 11

Young artists win ACO awards

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Pea Ridge elementary schools were well represented at the 15th annual Arts Center of the Ozarks Celebrate Art exhibition and competition.

Dogs tags required

posted: 03/19/2014 6 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.

School news

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Wilson honored

Marriage Licenses

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

March 7

Community Calendar

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Wednesday, March 19

Recipe

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Peach Pecan Bread

PRMBA meeting and dinner set

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

PRMBA parent/student informational meeting is at 5:30 p.m. Thursday, March 20, during parent-teacher conferences, in the high school parking lot. There will be a BBQ dinner served. Everyone is invited.

Winning at reading

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Sports briefs

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Golf registrations

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Warrants:

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Monday, March 10

First Amendment

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

"The First Amendment rejects red tape, cover-up and double-speak."

The rest of the story

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

The article about Audrey Gibson in last week's issue of The TIMES was a good read. I taught Audrey art all through elementary school and I coached her in basketball for her first four years of organized play. It is really heartening to see former students excel.

Pea Ridge Police monthly report

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

February 2014

Application ends Friday

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

The application process ends Friday for Pea Ridge Manufacturing and Business Academy, the new charter conversion school at Pea Ridge High School. It is a separate school, with its own LEA (local education authority) number, according to director Charley Clark.

Recollections

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Pea Ridge school lunch menu

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Monday, March 24 -- Hot dog, baked beans, coleslaw, fruit and milk; Breakfast: breakfast pizza, juice and milk

Garfield Man Sentenced To 12 Years In Impersonation Case

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- A Level 3 sex offender was sentenced to 12 years in prison for impersonating an undercover police officer.

Public officials

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

CITY OF PEA RIDGE

Pea Ridge Middle School awards

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

• The "Most Improved End-of-Course Exam Growth from 2007 to 2013" Outstanding Educational Performance award given by the Office of Education Policy at the University of Arkansas. This award is given to schools who have shown the greatest improvement in test scores over the period of time.

Nelson sentenced to 25 years

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Robert Allen Nelson bought two pickups totaling more than $80,000 in one day last year.

Making a difference for young people

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

"Middle school is a special group," Sue McElroy said, eyes twinkling as she recalled the students she's known over nearly three decades in education. "Everyone has a gift matching them to a specific age."

Recycling -- not really a new idea

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

We think and talk more about recycling these days than we did in years gone by, but it would be wrong to assume that recycling is just a contemporary movement. People recycled in the old days, too, although often with different approaches than we see today. Today, recycling often happens when bins are provided somewhere in the community, either on set collection days, or by having bins in place for "stop by when you can" collections. When we moved back to Pea Ridge in 2002, we recyclers were being invited to gather on certain Saturdays of the month to fill the trucks and trailers with recyclables. For several years now, we have had bins parked near the Emergency Services Building to collect everything from steel cans and newspaper print to plastic milk jugs and glass jars to cardboard and cereal boxes.

Club news

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

New Meadowbrook EH Club

Weather

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Obituaries

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Randall Laine Boydston

Public meetings

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Friday, March 21

Church news

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Assembly of God Church

Kindergarten registration

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Kindergarten registration for Pea Ridge Primary School is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, March 19, and 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, and Thursday, March 20. Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age on or before Aug. 1, 2014.

Individualist or part of a body?

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

As I was considering some of the changes I've seen in my life I've seen an unnerving thing. In some ways I suppose it might seem to be a good thing, even be something desired. However, the more I've considered it, the more I've seen how it's caused much more harm in many ways than good.

Health Dept. inspections

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Information is from state Health Department records. Restaurants are listed in order of inspection date. All reports are from regular food service food store inspections unless otherwise noted.

Lady 'Hawks christen new track with championship

posted: 03/19/2014 6 a.m.

Mikhaela Cochrane's dominance of the field events sparked the Lady Blackhawks to an overwhelming victory in the first ever high school track and field meet held on the Pea Ridge campus.

Wednesday, March 12

Sports brief

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Baseball and T-ball sign-ups

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Callout logs 3/3/2014 through 3/9/2014

Handling crises with grace is commendable

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

When I was young and would complain about my legs hurting, my mother would usually say it was just "growing pains."

Recipe

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Incredible egg-macaroni salad

Church news

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Assembly of God Church

Calm down

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Calm-- it's such a small word and yet the idea that it represents is of infinite value. How much would you pay for an hour of calmness in your life, or even where it really matters, your soul? To be calm is a good feeling. It brings peace and contentment, at least for a moment. As I get older, it also seems to be more and more elusive. It was so much easier to find as a child, even though back then I never realized I was looking for it. All I had to do then was turn to a parent or grandparent, someone who loved me and looked out for me, to find it.

Recollections

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

40 Years Ago

'Hawks host track

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

History is being made as the Pea Ridge Blackhawks host track meets this week in the new Blackhawk Stadium.

Fuel pumps proposed at Neighborhood Market

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Fuel pumps may be installed at the Neighborhood Market in Pea Ridge.

Numbers reveal disheartening facts

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

A "number" appeared in the Northwest Arkansas section of Saturday's (March 8) Arkansas Democrat Gazette that probably went unnoticed by almost everyone that read that section of the newspaper because it was unrelated to our normal activities. I saw it by accident, not that I was looking for a reason to write this article, but it cannot go unnoticed if the state of Arkansas is going to keep the logo "The Land of Opportunity" where political affiliation is concerned.

What can we do with all our stuff?

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Last week I wrote about our garages filled with "glotch." Several readers responded to let me know that they identified with that situation. I'm thinking maybe I should elaborate a bit about "glotch." I looked in the dictionary and couldn't find that word "glotch." I guess it is a word that hasn't caught on yet. It is probably like the old word "ain't." We used to say that "ain't" ain't a word, but we use it anyway, because it says what we want to say. So, "glotch" ain't a word either, but you kind of get the idea when you see it or hear it. Actually I picked up that word "glotch" from a book called HOME WORKSHOP DIGEST, by Dean Grennell, back in the 1980s. Over time, little by little, workbenches collect tools left from previous projects, small scraps of wood, wood screws, rolls of tape, a bottle of glue, old gloves, wipe cloths, cans of paint or varnish -- "glotch," as Grennell termed his collective mish mash of this and that.

Community event

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Spring clean-up set

Weather

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Community storm spotter training slated

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Meteorologists and emergency management officials are preparing for what may fall from the sky this spring. Trained citizen storm spotters are a critical part of their preparations.

Correction

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

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. Dumpsters will be at the city property behind T.H. Rogers Lumber, downtown.

Bowie is in American Angus Association

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Cailey Bowie, Pea Ridge, Ark., is a new junior member of the American Angus Association, Bryce Schumann, CEO of the national organization with headquarters in Saint Joseph, Mo., said.

Sorrell wins essay contest

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Molly Sorrell, a senior at Pea Ridge High School, recently won the Optimist Club of Pea Ridge's essay contest based on a theme of "How Dreams Lead to Success."

Audrey Gibson to play for Smith College

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

It's hard to believe that Haas Hall Academy, known most notably for its high test scores and academic excellence, could also be home to a rising college athlete. Senior Audrey Gibson will set a record in the fall of 2014 by being the first Haas Hallian ever to go on to play for a NCAA sports team. Basketball-loving Gibson has currently led the Lady Mastiffs in rebounds, blocks, steals, assists and contributed to the team's impressive record and vast improvement from previous years.

First Amendment

posted: 03/12/2014 6 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."

Spoiled brats and high paid coaches

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

What do spoiled brats and high paid coaches sometimes have in common? They both resort to higher powers to accomplish something they fear they can't do on their own.

Obituaries

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Constance 'Connie' Yvonne Tanner Deason

Public meetings

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Tuesday, March 18

Area events

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Open Mic Night

Club news

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love

Boil order issued

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Pea Ridge water customers were under a boil order for almost three days after a 6-inch water line was broken on a construction site.

Shiloh events

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Civil War program

School news

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Snow days cause change

BCSO Jail

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Tuesday, March 4

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Warrants:

Food service account in the black

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Food service account is in the black, Keith Martin, assistant superintendent, told Pea Ridge school members. The board has continually supplemented the food service program, Martin told the board.

Pea Ridge School calendar

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

March 6 -- Intermediate School family reading night, 6-7 p.m.

Blackhawk Sports calendar

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Friday, March 14

Community calendar

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Wednesday, March 12

Pea Ridge schools menu

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Monday, March 17 -- Pig 'n blanket, sweet potato tots, broccoli with cheese, fruit and milk; Breakfast: waffles, juice and milk

Marriage License

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

March 4

City may disband Parks Commission

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Due to lack of interest, city officials are considering disbanding the Pea Ridge Parks Commission.

To sell or not?

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

Growth continues to challenge Pea Ridge school officials.

Playful pals

posted: 03/12/2014 6 a.m.

FOUND ANIMALS

Wednesday, March 5

Obituary

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Ruth Hudson

Back to the future!

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Some folks following the varsity boys football and basketball fortunes this year were a bit disappointed when the huge successes of 2012-2013 weren't matched this year.

Regular inspections can sweep fireplace problems away

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

While you won't find the modern chimney sweep wearing a top hat and tails, they still subscribe to regular chimney checkups.

Recipe

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Tropical carrots

Garages full of 'glotch' are nothing new

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

I've noticed across the years that for many of us, our garages, ostensibly for a place to keep our cars, are often filled with everything but the car. Sometimes people will even say, or admit, "my garage is all junked up." Others, like me, may be prone to say "I just don't have enough space for all my stuff."

4H team scores well

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

LOUISVILLE -- The Benton County 4-H team won the Arkansas 4-H O'Rama Livestock Judging Contest in July and had the honor of representing Arkansas in the National Contest.

Marriage License

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Feb. 21

Pea Ridge School menu

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, March 10 -- Corn dog, oven-baked potato, green bean, fruit and milk; Breakfast: biscuit with sausage, juice and milk

Kindergarten registration

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Kindergarten registration for Pea Ridge Primary School is set for 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Monday, March 17 and Wednesday, March 19, and from 9 a.m. to 6:15 p.m. Tuesday, March 18, and Thursday, March 20. Kindergarten students must be 5 years of age on or before Aug. 1, 2014.

Pea Ridge Fire EMS Dept.

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 23

BCSO Jail

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 17

McNiel appeals conviction

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- A Pea Ridge man may get the jury trial he wants in his misdemeanor case.

Please return DVDs

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

In an earlier column I wrote that the library was asking if any of the local civic groups and clubs would be interested in using the display units in the library for a month at a time for the reminder of this year. Granny's Quilts of Love was quick to respond as was the Pea Ridge Historical Society. You should come by the library to see their display. It incorporates their history as well as Mardi Gras and St. Patrick's Day. It is colorful and cheery -- just what we need with this winter weather.

Community events

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Spring clean-up set

Senior spotlight

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Des Houy

Obituaries

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Dallas Ray Collie

Restaurant Inspections

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Information is from state Health Department records. Restaurants are listed in order of inspection date. All reports are from regular food service food store inspections unless otherwise noted.

Trusting God through trials

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Matthew 9:22 "But Jesus turned around, and when He saw her He said, 'Be of good cheer, daughter; your faith has made you well.' And the woman was made well from that hour."

First amendment

posted: 03/05/2014 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.

Public meetings

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Thursday, March 6

McFalls celebrate 58 years

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Donald and Carolyn Clark of Gateway celebrated their 58th wedding anniversary Feb. 18.

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 16

Preponderance of one party in filings

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Try though you may, you cannot ignore the fact that it is "political season." Television commercials are informing us of health care politics under a guise of infomercials, candidates are bashing each other through friendly comments of plain ordinary people and the occasional political newspaper article is no longer occasional -- it will be a regular item at least through the filing period for state and local offices.

Community calendar

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, March 5

Area events

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Handweavers meeting

Recollections

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Church news

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Assembly of God Church

Blackhawk Sports calendar

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Thursday, March 6

Playful pals

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

FOUND ANIMALS

County filings complete

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County voters will have contested races for county judge, a pair of seats on the Quorum Court and one constable position for the May 20 Republican Party primary.

School seeks waiver

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

With students out of school on Monday and Tuesday of this week following 6.5 inches of sleet and snow falling Sunday leaving behind slippery and sometimes, impassable, roads, there have been a total of 16 days missed from Pea Ridge schools. If no more days are missed and without a waiver from the State Department of Education, students will attend school through June 10, said Rick Neal, school superintendent.

Weather

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

Dance slated

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

A Daddy/daughter dance sponsored by the Pea Ridge Primary/Intermediate PTO for kindergarten through fifth-grade will be 6-8 p.m. Saturday, March 8, in the Middle School Cafeteria. This year's theme is a Daddy Daughter Hoedown. Cost is $10 per couple.

Garfield man arrested, subject of scam probe

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

A Garfield man under investigation in Nevada over accusations he embezzled investors' money while presenting himself as a former Navy SEAL was arrested by authorities from the U.S. Marshals Service and the Benton County Sheriff's Office on a firearms charge Feb. 14.

Roosters preen on porch railing

posted: 03/05/2014 5 a.m.

I had to make a phone call that required my Social Security card and Blue Cross card so I had the contents of my wallet strung out over the table. I tried to avoid seeing the lost driver's license photo. I was on the line a considerable time because of one of those "your call is very important to us" recordings. I was on there so long it startled me when they answered.