News 2014 October

Stories for October 2014

Wednesday, October 29

Man shot four times

posted: 10/29/2014 5:02 a.m.

POWELL, Mo. -- The McDonald County Sheriff's Department continues following up leads in connection with an Oct. 22 home invasion and murder of a rural Jane man, according to Sheriff Michael Hall.

Both candidates want to serve

posted: 10/29/2014 5:01 a.m.

GATEWAY -- Two people are vying for an alderman seat in Gateway.

Recollections

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Black stains have green dividends

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

"When you see what it takes to get 'em ready, you can see why it costs so much," Mike Baren said of black walnuts.

The game

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Blackhawk captains Friday night were Nick Hardy, Jonathan Small, Colby Dunlap and Kameron Jennings.

Pea Ridge Schools Calendar

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

Benton County Jail

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 21

Pee Wee Homecoming

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Photographs submitted

Shiloh events

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

African American Cemetery Documentary

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 20

Story Hour is popular

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Is it just me or are the weeks are just flying by? Here it is Halloween with Thanksgiving and Christmas just around the corner. There are so many churches hosting events that the library will not be open for Trick or Treating this year. Sure hope the nice weather holds for the trick or treaters.

Be aware

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

In an earlier column, I wrote about going fishing with a couple of my grandsons, and what a great time we had. We had gone to a place we had gone a few years back and on the earlier trip I followed the route given me by another person -- after duly mapping it out with Google maps of course. It was the "scenic route" traveling winding roads through several small towns and mountains.

Blackhawk Pee Wee Football

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Photographs courtesy of Russ Wilson

School news

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

PTO meeting

Avoca Fire Department

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 22

Community events

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Fall Bazaar slated

Church news

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Brightwater United Methodist, Garfield

Blackhawks No. 12 in state poll

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge slipped just a bit this week with Dover coming up to tie them for 12th in the CBS/MaxPreps State 4A Arkansas high school football poll.

Youth soccer

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Photography by Russ Wilson

Youth soccer

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

U12 Wildcats (Yellow) players include Mallory Bray, Tate Christensen, Kamree Dye, Jimmy Flanagan, Jonathan Holmes-Smith, Drake Satterwhite, Isaac Scates, Olivia Scates, Max Scholtes, Hunter Spahn and Gavin Stanley. Coaches were John and B.J. Dye.

All in a day's work

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Alarm went off at 6:30. Watched the weather and drank coffee. At 7, went to the porch swing to watch the school bus come and go. back to recliner for rest of news and crossword. At 9, opened a book and these words jumped out at me. Seize the day! You were given this day, make the most of it! It must have been just the right day for that advice because everything I undertook that day was based on that slogan. Once, during the day, I thought "Boy, I hope I don't see that again tomorrow. I don't know if I can keep this pace."

Community Calendar

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 29

Pea Ridge Schools menu

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 3

Pea Ridge Band makes history

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

The High School Marching Band earned its first ever "Superior" rating in school history at the Region 6 Marching Assessment Tuesday, Oct. 21, at Rogers High School. The band participated in the annual Region Marching Assessment that all school bands in the state attend in their respective regions. This is one of two major events run by the Arkansas School Band and Orchestra Association (ASBOA), which is the state's governing organization for school instrumental music programs. A first division rating is the highest score that the three-person judging panel can award a band at Region Assessment. The band has never achieved this high honor according to David Dickey, retired teacher and current resident of Pea Ridge, who taught in the school's band program for 18 years from 1989-2007.

Blackhawk Homecoming 2014

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Miss Abbye Coan, 17, and Mr. Tristan Trundle at Blackhawk Homecoming 2014.

Teen soccer team

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

The inaugural Pea Ridge Blackhawk high school-age club soccer team player include: Landon Wright, Evan Green, Cody Harrington, Jasmine Merino, Samantha Brace, Emily Luport, Aaron Allison, Donovan Reyes, Luis Reyes, Toby Dunning, Eric Gamez, Ian Campbell, Jason Steskal, Nathan Spencer, Drew Wilson, Anthony Hall and Joseph Gibby. Coaches are: Oscar Merino, Genaro Reyes, and Cody Moore. Not pictured: Italia Reyes and Justin Holmes-Smith. The team plays its home games in Crowder Stadium (Old Blackhawk Stadium). Fall games began in September. Remaining games will be at home (Crowder Stadium, Pea Ridge) at 6 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 6, vs. Lifeway Christian; 6:15 p.m. Thursday, Nov. 13, vs. Rogers Bayern; and noon Saturday, Nov. 15, vs. Prairie Grove.

Planning Commission agenda

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Planning Commission

Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Marriage Licenses

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Oct. 20

Obituaries

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Karen Lee Fanning

Blackhawks to be 'livestreamed' on video

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

For the first time, Pea Ridge Blackhawk games will be carried "livestreaming" and will be available to fans who can't make it to the games, Mark Laster, TV production instructor at Pea Ridge High School and Pea Ridge Manufacturing and Business Academy.

Hawks demolish Bobcats 49-2 in homecoming blowout

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

The halftime fireworks were nice but they couldn't match the fireworks the Blackhawks displayed in the opening minutes of their 49-2 dismantling of their 4A-1 district foe Berryille last week in the annual homecoming game.

Pee Wee Blackhawk football

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Pee Wee Blackhawk football

Items needed for auction

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

GLADE -- A public-charity benefit auction for The Glade Community Historical Society (GCHS) will be held at 10 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 1, at the Coal Gap School, 20645 Slate Gap Rd., Garfield.

Court Report

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Being 'well off' without a lot of money

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

When I was beginning life in the world in the early 1940s, people were digging out from the effects of the Great Depression, but our country was being caught up in World War II. Money was hard to come by. Many commodities were scarce, and some, like sugar, gasoline and tires, were rationed. The times were hard, and we didn't have much money to buy things; but I never remember thinking of our family as poor.

Soccer

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

U8 Falcons (Blue) players include Ciara Armstrong, Koda Armstrong, Allie Easterling, Miley Humphrey, Samuel Huston, Nathan King, Caleb Massey, Silas McCoy, Jeremiah Senty, Zephaniah Timmons and Zoey Anne Timmons. Coach is Ty McCoy.

September sales tax receipts

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

Municipal 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Pea Ridge Fire Department

posted: 10/29/2014 5 a.m.

The reports from the Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department were not available by press time.

Tuesday, October 28

Students behind the scenes compete

posted: 10/28/2014 5 a.m.

While all eyes are on the athletes during a football game, there are several sets of eyes behind the scenes watching for the best scene or play to film to provide video for both fans in the stands and, now, fans at home or far away.

Pea Ridge online gallery ranked No. 3

posted: 10/28/2014 5 a.m.

The elementary schools online art gallery has attained the No. 3 national ranking in the current tabulations released by the host website Artsonia, Inc.

Wednesday, October 22

Pea Ridge schools menus

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 27

Blackhawks rise to No. 11 in state poll

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

The Blackhawk football team's momentous victory over Prairie Grove edged it up from 12th to 11th the CBS/MaxPreps Arkansas State 4A poll.

A different way of thinking of wealth

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

Today, we are a very money-oriented people. We commonly think of wealth in terms of accumulated money, and of investments returning a favorable rate of money gains. I noticed this afternoon a TV commercial touting reverse mortgages. One of the talking points was that the equity you own in your home is like a cache of money sitting there doing nothing. So, a reverse mortgage is a means of converting your equity into cash for paying bills, or buying stuff you want. The ad encouraged the thought that having the money in hand makes you feel more wealthy and secure than owning that equity in your home. The same advertiser at one time used to make the statement that you retain full ownership of your home. That always seemed misleading to me, since with a reverse mortgage you are selling your equity back to the mortgage company to get cash; so you really don't retain "full" ownership of your home.

Blackhawks tame Tigers, remain undefeated at 7-0

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge varsity football team cleared a major hurdle in their quest to claim the 2014 4A-1 football title with a hard fought 28-20 conquest of defending champion Prairie Grove last Friday.

Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

Warrants:

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 12

Letters to the Editor

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

Tired of politics

Seat contested

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

GATEWAY -- Two people are seeking a Gateway City Council seat.

Family business roots strong for 55 years

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

For 55 years members of the Sisco and Spivey families have been ministering to their neighbors through Sisco Funeral Home.

Marriage Licenses

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

Oct. 10

Public meetings

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 23

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 13

Where is God?

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

Once when my son was about 4 years old, we were at the grocery store picking up a few items and instead of holding my hand, he wanted to be free to run up and down the aisle. I was in a hurry (as always) and I didn't find every item on every shelf to be near as interesting as he seemed to so I kept telling him to come on and quit grabbing stuff. He wasn't listening very well so I decided I would teach him a lesson.

Benton County Jail

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 14

Area events

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

Shots for vets

Road closure

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

Illustration submitted

Recollections

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Pea Ridge Homecoming 2014 is Friday

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge High School Homecoming is Friday, Oct. 24. Seven young ladies were selected from the senior class for the Homecoming Court. One will be crowned Homecoming Queen Friday night.

Wreck explosive

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

The quiet of an autumnal Sunday afternoon for families enjoying the Cross Roads Baptist Church Fall Festival was disrupted when the explosive sounds of two colliding vehicles burst through the air.

Get a good book

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

It sure was nice to have a beautiful sunny weekend after all the rain the previous weekend. I'm sure the crafters were pleased. Thanks to everyone who stopped by the library's table of books at Derry Camp's swap meet. We didn't make a lot but some books found new homes.

Sports Schedule

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

Varsity Football

Three seek mayor's seat in Garfield

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- All three people seeking the mayor's seat in Garfield agree roads are a primary issue.

Obituaries

posted: 10/22/2014 5 a.m.

Glenva Belle Gray

Wednesday, October 15

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 5

Pea Ridge Police September 2014 report

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

Aug. Sept. YTD

Club news

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

Nea Meadowbrook EH Club

Shiloh events

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

Gypsy Camp Remembered

Three seek mayor's seat

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Three people want to be mayor of Garfield.

Marriage License

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

Oct. 6

New books in library

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

I am sure there are many of us who are disappointed that Mother Nature didn't cooperate for the 26th annual Mule Jump. Probably no one is more disappointed than the folks who have worked diligently for the past year in the planning and preparation for it. We appreciate your efforts and look forward to better weather next year.

Public meetings

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

Friday, Oct. 17

Spaghetti dinner set

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- The Spaghetti Feed fundraiser hosted by Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire/EMS Department is set for 4-7 p.m. Friday, Nov. 7, in the NEBCO Community Center, U.S. Highway 62/South Wimpy Jones Road in Garfield.

Church news

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

Brightwater United Methodist, Garfield

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 20

Blackhawks beat Lions

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

The Junior High Blackhawks kept their conference record intact with a stout defense highlighted by a goal line stand just before the half as Pea Ridge came away with a 12-7 win.

Blackhawk Sports Schedule

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

Blackhawk football

Obituaries

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

Brenda Kay Kreitzer

Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

Warrants:

The plot thickens

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

After the Prairie Grove loss to Shiloh and the Blackhawks' victory over Gravette, the upper tier of the 4A-1 district seems to be jelling in the direction of the Tigers, Shiloh and Pea Ridge.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 6

What is 4-H?

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

4-H has been around for many decades having started with teaching young girls to can food and young boys to grow crops. 4-H is an exciting group that helps students to learn many life skills including leadership, public speaking, and social skills. 4-H is made up of many activities that include community service projects, showing in the fairs and going to camps and competitions locally and up to the national level.

LetterS to the Editor

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

Society is grateful

Blackhawks hurdle Lions 21-19

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

The Blackhawks got past their first big hurdle of the year, spoiling the Gravette Lions' Homecoming with a 21-19 conquest of their conference rival last week.

Army Jazz Band to perform

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- The Jazz Ambassadors, the official touring big band of the United States Army, will perform in concert at 7 p.m. Monday, Oct. 27, at the Arend Arts Center in Bentonville.

Lady Blackhawk Volleyball results

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

Jr. High B Team:

Practice makes perfect

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

If practice makes perfect, then Jan Simrell's pies are truly perfect.

Recipe

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Pumpkin Cake

Benton County Jail

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 5

Community Calendar

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 15

Mule Jump canceled

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

For the first time in its 26-year history, the Pea Ridge Mule Jump was canceled.

Recollections

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Planners table permits

posted: 10/15/2014 5 a.m.

A request from Chad Smith for a temporary building to be placed on the north end of the building housing White Oak Station was tabled by Pea Ridge Planning Commissioners during the regular meeting Tuesday, Oct. 7.

Friday, October 10

Pea Ridge Mule Jump canceled

posted: 10/10/2014 9:39 a.m.

For the first time in its 26-year history, the Pea Ridge Mule Jump is canceled.

Wednesday, October 8

Pee Wee cheer performs

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

Photograph courtesy Russ Wilson

Mule talk

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

Mule: The hybrid animal produced when a male ass (Jack) is crossed with a female horse. The mule is a sterile hybrid, meaning it cannot reproduce. Mules come in both male and female. Mules are a combination of traits of the parents with the most obvious donkey traits being long ears, narrower body and smaller hooves. The horse contributes size, speed and muscle. Other characteristics such as the head and voice (an odd combination of the bray that ends as a whinny) are a blend of the parent features. You can always tell a donkey from a mule by the fact that a donkey has a tail in essence like a lion or a cow (long tail with a tassel) and the mule has a tail like a horse (short tailbone with long hair).

Community & area events

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

Dance set

Benton County Jail

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

Wednesday, Oct. 1

Table of Contents

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Chairman's Greeting Pg. 2

NEBCO Rib Cook Off winners

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

GARFIELD -- Winners of the rib cook off of the 21st annual NEBCO Turkey Shoot were selected Saturday.

Pea Ridge Schools menus

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

Monday, Oct. 13

Marriage Licenses

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

Sept. 5

Public meetings

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

Monday, Oct. 13

Fletchers fete 50th

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

Gary and Donna Fletcher are celebrating 50 years of marriage with a party from 1-4 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 11, in the community room at the EMS building, Pea Ridge.

Obituary

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

Leonard Henderson Patterson

Pea Ridge Fire Department

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

Monday, Sept. 29

Blackhawks host band competition

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

The first Arvest Blackhawk Classic Marching Contest is slated for Saturday, Oct. 11, hosted by the Pea Ridge High School Blackhawk Band, according to band director Monty Hill.

Fall of the year, and things beautiful

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

I freely confess that I love the fall of the year above all the earth's natural seasons. The summer's heat and humidity become burdensome in an Arkansas August, and the cooler temperatures of fall are a welcome relief. Also, I look forward to the changing colors in the trees and bushes, as green leaves turn yellow and gold and brown and all hues in between. The sun and the air seem to become a little friendlier, a little less oppressive, and there is a feeling in the air of a cycle of life coming to completion. Today's retail way of life robs us somewhat of the age-long connection of the fall season with the harvest of grain; but if we can pull ourselves back from our frantic rushing about, we can still sense and reconnect with that tie, and I think it is vital to our sense of perspective in life to make that connection with a golden time of harvest.

Recollections

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

40 Years Ago

The 4A-1 faces a big week

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

The most important week of the of the 2014 conference football season is here with the top four teams of the 4A-1 district facing each other down. Some northwest Arkansas sports writers have stated that the Shiloh/Prairie Grove game will determine who the league champion will be for 2014 but they may have forgotten that there is a team just north of Rogers that has ended the first half of season undefeated and will have a big say on who will eventually emerge triumphant.

Vendors

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

4 Aces Kettle Corn

Be an angel -- adopt an angel

posted: 10/08/2014 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.

RECOLLECTIONS

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

• 1984 Fall Fest with coon dog contest and mules jumping

Autumn in the Ozarks includes annual Mule Jump

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

Red, yellow and browns intersperse the fading greens of summer in the Ozarks hills.

Pea Ridge Police Department

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Warrants:

Avoca Fire Department

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

Monday, Sept. 29

Winners of the 25th anniversary Pea Ridge Mule Jump 2013

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Jump, under 51 inches

About the cover

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Clockwise from top left:

School buys land

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

Continual growth in the Pea Ridge School District prompted school officials to begin searching for land. Pea Ridge School Board members approved the purchase of 77 acres off Hayden Road (Ark. Hwy. 265) in a special School Board meeting Monday night.

Jumping mules tradition part of Ozarks

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

Autumn in the Ozarks: Time for:

Jr. Lady Blackhawks Volleyball 2014

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

Jr. High Lady Blackhawks athletes for 2014 are Reigh-Anne Goldberg, No. 1; Reece Greene, No. 2; Shelby Pruitt, No. 5; Cassie Porter, No. 6; Madison Deemer, No. 7; Tori Scrogham, No. 8; Johanna Vanaman, No. 9; Madison McGuire, No. 10; Maddie Harwell, No. 11; Makenzie Trimble, No. 12; Leila Sorrell, No. 13; Harlie Dalton, No. 14; Callie Ketcher, No. 15; Zoe Jennings, No. 16; Anika Holliday, No. 18; Kaitlyn Meyer, No. 20; Emma Stein, No. 22; Grace Thielemeir, No. 23; head coach Jessica Woods; assistant coach Courtney Hurst; and managers Janelle Smith and Emily Boyd.

We have a sure foundation

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

"For He established a testimony in [the new land],

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

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

Sunday, Sept. 28

Negel Hall Memorial Award

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

Col. Negel Hall will be remembered by the awarding of the Negel Hall Memorial award presented at the end of the Pea Ridge Mule Jump for the best mule overall.

sports schedule

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

Pea Ridge Blackhawks football

Letters to the Editor

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

Applauds school staff

Blackhawks lambast Lincoln 42-13

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

Cody Foltz was jitterbugging along the defensive line prior to the first snap of the game with Lincoln last week, with the junior linebacker knifing between Wolf linemen seconds later to sack the quarterback and set the tone of what would be an easy 42-13 victory over their conference rival.

Court Report

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

District Court of Benton County - Pea Ridge Dept.

Pea Ridge Court Reports

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

District Court of Benton County -- Pea Ridge Dept.

Wednesday, October 1

Business and college partners tour PRMBA

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

Business and college leaders toured the Pea Ridge Manufacturing and Business Academy, Friday. PRMBA, the new conversion charter school at Pea Ridge High School, is the first of its kind in the state.

First Amendment

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

"Men feared witches and burnt women. It is the function of speech to free men from the bondage of irrational fears."

Recollections

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 22

Pea Ridge too much for Gentry

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

GENTRY -- Blackhawk head coach Tony Travis warned his team that even though Gentry had not won a game this season, the Pioneers were dangerous.

DASH to Remember

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

Winners of the DASH to Remember 5K held Saturday included:

Twelve Corners' rich past feted

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

The state was still in its infancy, as was Benton County; tribes of Cherokee had recently passed through the area on the Trail of Tears in 1837. And, in 1839, William Ruddick was living in Elkhorn Tavern when he and other family members formed Twelve Corners Baptist Church which began meeting in the Elkhorn Tavern.

'Hawks assume early conference lead

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

The Blackhawks' convincing win over Gentry kept their record unblemished at 4-0, and more importantly, kept them atop the 4A-1 District standings.

Chad's Beverage seeks one-day opening

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

A liquor store originally proposed for 139 N. Curtis Ave. will be moved outside the city limits, if the owner's plans are accepted by the Pea Ridge Planning Commission at its regular meeting at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Oct. 7. Chad Smith of Bella Vista received a state permit last summer for a liquor store in that location.

Community Calendar

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 1

Arkansas State Police

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

Arkansas State Police were dispatched to a two-vehicle accident about 5:05 p.m. Friday on Arkansas Highway 72 at Dove and It'll Do roads. June Sherman, 73, of Anderson, Mo., was northbound on Dove Road, according to state police, when she attempted to cross State Hwy. 72 and was struck from the right by a vehicle driven by Leah Powers, 31, Pea Ridge, who was westbound. There were no citations issued.

Political season is in full swing

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

We are now at the end of September and the elections for political positions are just now starting to show up in candidates' roadside signs. It seems ages ago that we started seeing ads on television setting the tone for our United States Senate seat. The gap between the first political "entertainment' concerning the Senate seat and the roadside signs for state positions has been filled with telephone calls from both the Pryor and Cotton campaigns and the governor candidates seeking our support.

Letter to the Editor

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

Mondy family is grateful

Church news

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

Brightwater United Methodist, Garfield

Libraries are in demand

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

When another weekend was coming to a close and I could not think of anything to write about, I decided to do an internet search on library facts and share them with you.

FFA kicks off year

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge FFA held its 25th annual ice cream social Monday, Sept. 15.

Junior 'Hawks dominate Gentry 29-8

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

The Blackhawk junior football team took their first step to defend their 2013 district title by decimating cross county rival Gentry 29-8 in the conference opener for both teams.

BCSO Jail

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Tuesday, Sept. 16

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 6

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

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Sunday, Sept. 21

Marriage Licenses

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

Sept. 22

Square dancing: Good for body and soul

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Pea Ridge Police Department

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Warrants:

Lady Blackhawks Volleyball 2014

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

Photograph courtesy of LifeTouch Photography

What makes for a classic car?

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

A few weeks ago I happened to catch a TV program on classic cars, with Jay Leno as host. He was interviewing the owners of several great old classic cars, and, with their permission, was driving some of them on the streets. Seeing those old cars, some of them more than 100 years old, running under their own power, was a fascinating thing to me. I will soon be three quarters of 100 myself, and that may have prompted my interest and remembrances.

Family fun slated

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

A host of free family-orientated events will take place at Hobbs State Park Conservation Area from 1 to 4 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 5. Activities will take place at Historical Van Winkle Hollow as well as the Park's visitor center, both located on Arkansas Highway 12 east of Rogers.

Golf headed to State meet

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Hendrix College winning with Winn

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

Dayton Winn, 2013 Pea Ridge High School graduate and former 4A-All-State football player, has led the continuing resurgence of the revived Hendrix College football program as it moved to 3-0 on the year with a 48-31 conquest of Birmingham Southern last weekend.

Webb/Littrell wed

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

Miss Noelle Elizabeth Littrell and Randon Hunnington Webb were married in a celebration at the bride's maternal grandparents' home in Pea Ridge Saturday night.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

Callout logs Sept. 22-29, 2014

Obituaries

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

John Elton Adriano

School News

posted: 10/01/2014 5 a.m.

Parents invited