News 2014 November

Stories for November 2014

Wednesday, November 26

Recollections

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

40 Years Ago

Holiday closings

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

Pea Ridge City Hall closings

Playoff field down to eight

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

With the conclusion of the second round of the 4A playoffs, eight teams are still in contention for a trip to Little Rock for the 4A Championship Game Dec. 13.

Marriage License

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

Nov. 14

Shiloh events

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

Special events

Working together to help others

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

School and city personnel and community business leaders joined to educate themselves to help others.

Pea Ridge School Menus

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

Monday, Dec. 1

Click it or ticket campaign to begin

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

From Staff Reports

Benton County Jail

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

Wednesday, Nov. 21

The forgetful gardener

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

My older sister Margaret stopped by the office the other day, telling of her efforts to recollect which sweet corn variety she had enjoyed so well two years ago. As conversations like this often go, it turned to the tale of another conversation she had at the grocery store last Friday. It seems her friend Lloyd, a newlywed at age 93, woke up a couple of weeks ago with the feeling that something important had happened the night before. He tried all morning to remember what it was, and finally during lunch he remembered that he had proposed marriage to his girlfriend Bonnie. Lloyd quickly dialed the phone and asked Bonnie if she remembered accepting his marriage proposal. "Oh goodness" Bonnie said, "I'm so glad you called. I knew I said yes to somebody last night, but I couldn't recall who it was!" They tied the knot that afternoon while their plans were still fresh on their mind.

Post-election numbers reveal interesting facts

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

Several things concerning our recent November nation-wide election prompted some questions in my mind and they may be of interest to someone else. Everything in this article is available on the internet so there are no secrets being revealed here. It does take time to research some of this information and make some judgements, or ask questions about the meaning, if any, of the results. Whether my assessment is correct of course, is your decision to judge.

First amendment

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

"Experience should teach us to be most on our guard to protect liberty when the Government's purposes are beneficent. Men born to freedom are naturally alert to repel invasion of their liberty by evil-minded rulers. The greatest dangers to liberty lurk in insidious encroachment by men of zeal, well-meaning but without understanding."--Supreme Court Justice Louis Brandeis, Olmstead v. U.S. (1928)

Church news

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

Brightwater United Methodist, Garfield

Book signing set at Open House

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

Exciting things are happening at the library. We will hold our annual Christmas Open House and first book signing event in our new location on Tuesday evening, Dec. 9 between the hours of 5:30 and 7:30 p.m. Young adult author, Karen Akins will be here to sign copies of her new book "LOOP." Ms. Akins lives in Bentonville, Ark., where she writes humorous, light, young adult science-fiction.

Community Events

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

Pea Ridge Christmas Parade

Over the river and through the woods

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

When our kids were growing up, we always lived away from Pea Ridge, but nearly every year we would make the trip back home to Grandma's house for Thanksgiving. In fact, there were two Grandmas' houses for us to go to, so we often had two Thanksgiving dinners. The tradition of spending Thanksgiving at Grandpa's and Grandma's house seems to be a really old one. I'm thinking of a poem from a long time ago, by Lydia Marie Childs, called "Over the River and Through the Woods," published in 1844.

Community Calendar

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

Wednesday, Nov. 26

Obituaries

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

Linda Marie Reifenrath

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

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

Monday, Nov. 10

Club news

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

Glade Community Historical Society

Blackhawk Basketball

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

No. 1 Dylan Roughton 6'3" 180 lbs., Sr.

Pea Ridge Police Department

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

Thursday, Nov. 20

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

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

Sunday, Nov. 16

Community Christmas Card

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

From Staff Reports

Bronze foundry birth place of McDonnell statue

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

Standing beside the newly-designed entrance to John McDonnell field is a seven-foot-tall bronze statue of John McDonnell.

Blackhawks' season ends at 10-1

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

The Pea Ridge Blackhawks dream season ended on a sour note as they fell 45-14 to a hard-running Malvern Leopards team Friday at home.

October sales tax receipts

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

Municipal 2011 2012 2013 2014

Schedule

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

Thursday, Nov. 20 -- 5 p.m. vs. Rogers H.S. Away JVB, SG, SB

Wednesday, November 19

Teacher dismissed

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Public meetings

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 20

Helping fellow veterans goes to the dogs

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Chris Cole and his four-legged companion, Lokie Mae, are a familiar sight in Pea Ridge businesses. Because Lokie Mae is a service dog, she is allowed access.

Recipe

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Cranberry Fruit Conserve

Leopards to invade Friday

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Fresh off their opening round victory over Cave City last week, the Malvern Leopards will be invading Pea Ridge Friday to battle the host Blackhawks in the second round of the Class 4A State Football Playoffs.

Football playoffs in full gear

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Fourteen teams felt the joy of a first round playoff victory last week in Class 4A with the same number of teams feeling the sting of a season ending on a cold November evening.

Pea Ridge Intermediate School Honor Roll

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Third grade A honor roll

There's more to the pageant than meets the eye

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Blue eyes sparkling, outshining the light cyan beads around her neck, blond hair framing her face, her quick smile revealing a genial spirit, Kelsey Parmenter speaks with a comfortable, quiet confidence unsullied by arrogance or pretense.

Making futures bright

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

The children of Pea Ridge will have a brighter future thanks to the generosity of the family of former resident Col. Joe Hart. Hart died May 23. His heirs had worked closely with Police Chief Tim Ledbetter during Hart's latter months of his life as his memory and health declined.

What's in a name?

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

When Mayor Jackie Crabtree announced Police Chief Tim Ledbetter's retirement, he said Lt. Ryan Walker would run the day-to-day operations while the chief tends the special assignment of preparing a community crisis plan.

Library is recipient of contributor's generosity

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

This past week, we were discussing some books that were donated to the library from The Library of Congress by Congressman Steve Womack's office shortly before we moved into our new location. I realized that I know very little about the Library of Congress and decided to do a little research. The following information was obtained from their website.

Avoca Fire Department

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 10

Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 10

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Sunday, Nov. 9

Children Benefit From Christmas Card Campaign

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Something as simple as a new pair of shoes can significantly boost a student's odds of success in school. Other students might need medication, school supplies, a warm coat or a pair of glasses.

Church news

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Freewill Baptist Church, Pea Ridge

Pea Ridge school menus

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 24

Cooking turkey requires careful preparations

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

As the holiday season approaches, cooking the traditional turkey dinner can cause anxiety for even the most experienced cooks. A safe Thanksgiving meal takes planning, but it is worth the effort.

Obituary

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Bobby Virginia Tyndall

Country Dance

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

SELIGMAN, Mo. -- Seligman Chamber of Commerce will have a country dance on Thursday, Nov. 20, with Classic Country providing the music, also a dance on Saturday, Nov. 22. The band will be Three Hits & A Miss. Admission is $4 each night. Please bring a snack to share and enjoy. No alcohol or smoking allowed. For information, call 417-662-3612 or 479-381-2133.

Heart and Sole gives to students

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Heart and Sole project is underway for the annual Shoe Drive.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Run reports from the Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept. were not available by press time.

Pea Ridge Police October 2014 report

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Sept. Oct. YTD

Shiloh events

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Native Plant Lore

Two-party system deeply entrenched

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Change, purely for the sake of change, is not necessarily a good thing. In the hands of the right people, guided by a promise of improvement, change can bring about enormous opportunity such as the creation of our nation. Not all Americans even felt the separation from England was a positive goal. But, look at America today -- present government problems excluded. But, change takes time and commitment because it does not come quickly in most instances, and it does take a toll in time, usually expenses and almost always personal sacrifice for the leadership.

Musings before holidays

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Life is what happens when you are busy making other plans.

Community Calendar

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 19

Middle School Band is growing

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

School news

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

NWACC announces Phi Theta Kappa members

Marriage Licenses

posted: 11/19/2014 5 a.m.

Nov. 12

Wednesday, November 12

Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

Warrants:

To be Christian

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

As Christians, we count ourselves as followers of Christ.

Area events

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

Dance the night away

Pea Ridge school menus

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 17

Pea Ridge online art gallery leads nation

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Elementary School online art gallery has moved into the No. 1 ranking among the 6,000 schools participating in nationwide competition.

Those old sayings are still around for a reason

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

Everybody has heard "what goes around comes around"

Parenting generations of men to be

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

Sometimes, when we're young adults, we roll our eyes at our parents' and grandparents' sentimentality. I didn't understand all the hype over being a grandparent.

Students honor veterans

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

Students filled the bleachers. The choirs and band were assembled. Veterans filled the chairs on the floor of the gym. Some veterans were in their uniforms. Some walked with a cane. Some were in wheelchairs.

Community Calendar

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 12

Avoca Fire Department

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 3

Mann arrested for theft

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

Christopher Mann, 37, Pea Ridge, was arrested for theft and theft by receiving after an investigation by police led to the discovery and recovery of several stolen items.

Heart and Sole gives to students

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Heart and Sole project is underway for the annual Shoe Drive.

Children experience diversity at school

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

Along with the regular scheduled November Family Reading Night held at the Pea Ridge Intermediate School, the theme for the night centered on diversity appreciation.

Police Chief to retire

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

After 20 years as a "working chief," Police Chief Tim Ledbetter is hanging up his badge and gun.

Recollections

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Wielding hammers instead of shovels

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

For a few weeks, men accustomed to digging ditches and repairing water lines wielded hammers and installed tile.

Shiloh events

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

Native Plant Lore

Students give back

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

Members of the Pea Ridge FFA presented a gift card and cash donation to the Dino Collins family Monday, Nov. 3. The Collins have two sons who are former members of the FFA chapter at Pea Ridge High School. It was during this time that Dino and Sharon were huge supporters and helpers of the FFA students.

Angel Tree deadline looms

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

Combing forces to better meet the needs of children in the Pea Ridge School District, the Pea Ridge Ministerial Alliance Angel Tree project welcomes Bright Futures Pea Ridge on board.

Church news

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

Freewill Baptist Church, Pea Ridge

Johnson, Woodward to wed

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. Rick Johnson of Pea Ridge announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Lizabeth Brooke, to Dakota Monroe Woodward, son of Mr. and Mrs. Wade Woodward of Pea Ridge.

Obituary

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

Billy Jay Dorris Jr.

It was just about perfect

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

"It was a perfect season," Pea Ridge quarterback Seth Brumley remarked in the jubilant aftermath of the Blackhawk's momentous 32-6 conquest of Shiloh School, "our first conference championship since 1994."

Some memories from World War II

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

The United States entered into combat in World War II late in 1941 after the Japanese bombing of Pearl Harbor, with its resulting losses of American lives, ships and aircraft. At the time, I would have been just a month short of being 2 years old, so I don't have any memories of the real happening. When my memories really began a year or two later, in 1943 and 1944, the war effort was fully on. So much about of our lives was affected by the war.

Club news

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love

Time for a good read

posted: 11/12/2014 5 a.m.

I hope everyone exercised their right to vote last week. Isn't it so much more peaceful now -- no ringing phones, no television ads with candidates pointing out all the wrongs their opponents have done? Now if they will only work together in the best interest of our great country.

Wednesday, November 5

Pea Ridge Police Deartment

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

Warrants:

Blackhawks throttle Eagles 21-6, run record to 9-0

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

A trick got the Eagles a treat early on, but a suffocating Pea Ridge defense forced Huntsville to leave the field with a mostly empty bag as the 'Hawks ran their record to 9-0, winning their ninth game in a row 21-6 on the road last week.

Career event offers students a look at their possible futures

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

Threatening rain didn't stop colleges from recruiting Pea Ridge High School students, but the storm clouds did force them to move from the football field to the indoor practice facility.

Area events

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

Dance slated

City Council

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

City ordinances governing door-to-door sales and outdoor and mobile food vendors were approved by City Council members in the regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 21. The two ordinances had been discussed for several months.

School officials buy land

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

Preparing for continued growth, Pea Ridge school officials purchased 77.2 acres of land on Hayden Road.

Bring your green thumb indoors this winter

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

With winter weather patterns just around the corner, most gardeners are finished with outdoor projects. Healthy house plants are a beautiful addition to any indoor living space. If you've not already done so, take some time to get them spruced up and ready to look their best for winter.

Church news

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

Brightwater United Methodist, Garfield

Community Calendar

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

Wednesday, Nov. 5

Community events

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

Fall Bazaar slated

Shiloh Museum events

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

Native Plant Lore

Leter to the Editor

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

Gratitude expressed

Public meetings

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

Thursday, Nov. 6

Obituaries

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

Vickie D. Howell

Old-time farming and food in the fall

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

We've been noticing a chill in the air lately. Any day now, we're expecting a frost to bring an end to this year's gardening season. If those late tomatoes haven't ripened yet, they probably will soon be frost-bit, so we may as well pick 'em green and use 'em green, or maybe pick 'em hoping they will ripen on the shelf. On the farm, during the growing season we used to can some of the tomatoes. Otherwise, after the frost, no more tomatoes.

Court Report

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

District Court of Benton County

Be aware

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

A telephone call threatening arrest is one form of a scam going on in the area, according to Pea Ridge Police officer Brandon Davis.

Praying fully for people

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

Most of us as Christians agree that we are to be a people who pray for one another. To do so is an expression loving God and of loving neighbor. Sometimes we think mostly of praying for those we know, but quite often we are requested to pray for those whom we don't know personally. I'm thinking for this devotional to look at an example of the Apostle Paul's prayers for people, an example to inspire our own prayers for God's people everywhere, people both near and far away from us.

Recollections

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

40 Years Ago

Lauding veterans

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

Chris Snow is passionate about honoring veterans and has planned a parade celebrating veterans for 9 a.m. Tuesday, Nov. 11, preceding the 10 a.m. Veterans Day ceremony at Pea Ridge High School.

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

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

Runs reported by the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire/EMS Department this week include:

First Amendment

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

"Books won't stay banned. They won't burn. Ideas won't go to jail. In the long run of history, the censor and the inquisitor have always lost. The only sure weapon against bad ideas is better ideas."

Blackhawks keep climbing in ranks

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

In what has seemed to some "experts" as an unlikely season for the Pea Ridge Blackhawks, the local gridders continue their winning ways, rising to the No. 4 spot in the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette's Class 4A Super Six Rankings. This is the first time in school history that the football team has been listed in the Super Six ratings.

Pea Ridge Lunch Menus

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

Monday, Nov. 10

Arkansas State Police

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

Michael Ervin Miller, 62, of Green Forest, was killed in a one-vehicle accident at 7:55 p.m. Monday on U.S. Highway 62. According to Arkansas State Police, Miller was eastbound on U.S. 62 when he failed to negotiate a curve and traveled onto the south roadside where he collided with the embankment. He was not wearing a seat belt. Miller was pronounced dead at the scene.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

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

Monday, Oct. 6

Jr. Lady 'Hawks win 1st

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

Photographs submitted