News 2014 September

Stories for September 2014

Wednesday, September 24

Man arrested for thefts

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

A Pea Ridge man who was out on bond for drug-related charges is back behind bars for felony theft and with the previous bond revoked.

Club news

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

NW Arkansas Civil War Rountable

Recollections

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Living one day at a time

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

We tend to think of the disciples as having somewhat of a more perfect life. After all, they learned directly from Jesus. They spent their time with Him. They traveled with Him and even got to witness first hand the wonderful miracles of Jesus. Because of all this it is easy to think that everything always worked out right for the disciples.

Graduation comes home

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

Graduation ceremonies for Pea Ridge High School will return to Pea Ridge thanks to action Monday night by the Pea Ridge School Board.

Pumpkin Bread

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

Pumpkin Bread

Church news

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

Brightwater United Methodist, Garfield

Choosing Success

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

SOUTHWEST CITY, Mo. -- The Right Choices Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch in Southwest City is preparing for its ninth season.

August sales tax receipts

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

Municipal 2010 2011 2012 2013 2014

Public meetings

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 25

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

Kindergarten through fifth grade

Jr. Lady 'Hawks Volleyball

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

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

District football battles begin in earnest

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

The non-conference football season has been completed, and now the battle for district supremacy and playoff berths begins in earnest. Six of the eight district teams won their last non-conference battles Friday, with only Gentry and Shiloh ending the night with another mark in the "L" column.

Death notice

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

Amy Joann Jordan,

Planning Commission agenda

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Planning Commission

Avoca Fire Department

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 8

Obituaries

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

Kellie Ann Carlson

Marriage Licenses

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

Sept. 11

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 15

Webb-Littrell to wed

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

Shannon Littrell and Lori Littrell are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Miss Noelle Elizabeth Littrell to Mr. Randon Hunnington Webb.

Cross country winners

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

Junior High Boys finished Second at Siloam Springs Cross Country Meet Saturday.

Intermediate select choir organizes

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge music teacher April Smith announced the inception of an Intermediate School Select Choir.

Community Calendar

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 24

Memories of the coming of Beaver Lake

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

Last week I wrote about some of my memories of Arkansas and our northwest section of the state in the days before Beaver Lake. This time I'm thinking of more of those memories and also about the building of Beaver Dam and the filling of Beaver Lake.

City to extend sewer

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

City sewer lines will be extended south on Weston Street and provide service to the ball fields, out Drew Lane and out to the Blackhawk Auto Center.

Dye elected to school board

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

John Dye was elected the newest member of the Pea Ridge School Board Tuesday, Sept. 16.

Donations abound and enhance library

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

I hope you at noticed the very pretty pots of flowers outside the library. These were donated to the library by one of our patrons along with the large planters and the bird bath. These are such a nice addition to the plantings done by the Lions Club.

Recalling life's funny moments

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

I never missed a word of Ken Burns show on the Roosevelt's because this was my childhood. At many dinner tables, I heard the names of Woodrow Wilson, who was president while Dad was in World War I. I also heard Calvin Coolidge and Herbert Hoover. I won't say whether good or bad; but Roosevelt scared him, I know. He finally settled into a begrudging respect. For many years, my dad was a county assessor besides farming. My mom was on the county School Board. Far down the political scale, but both were intensely interested.

Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Area events

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

Dance slated

Blackhawks upset Paris 43-8 in first road test

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

By John McGee

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

posted: 09/24/2014 5 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 15

Wednesday, September 17

Sixth annual D.A.S.H. to Remember set

posted: 09/17/2014 5:15 a.m.

Dozens of people -- from young children to elderly -- will line up across Weston Street early Saturday, Sept. 27, to run a 5K earning money for scholarships for families of cancer patients. The D.A.S.H. to Remember 5K was begun by Chris and Andrea Mondy as a memorial to their son, Ryan Mondy, who died Easter Sunday 2008 after a battle with cancer. The first race was held in 2009.

Drives closed

posted: 09/17/2014 5:11 a.m.

Gates were erected on driveways in a commercial development between North Curtis Avenue and Carr Street this week, blocking through traffic.

A fish tale analogy

posted: 09/17/2014 5:10 a.m.

I recently went fishing with a couple of my grandsons and we had a blast. We had challenged each other with who would catch not only the largest but also the most fish. I had a lot of fun teasing them about they were already at a disadvantage because not only did I have many more years of experience than they, I don't sleep much any more for several reasons and that I would be out fishing while they were laying in bed asleep. After a bit of "Grandpa, that's not fair" and more teasing I promised not to start until they were able to join me and the first day they literally out fished me like I had never fished in my life. No matter how hard I tried, I caught nothing. The second day was better, I caught a small bass on a top water lure and then had an experience that everyone thought was hilarious.

Obituaries

posted: 09/17/2014 5:09 a.m.

Rita Crow

Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 09/17/2014 5:08 a.m.

Warrants:

Benton County Jail

posted: 09/17/2014 5:07 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 9

More books donated; what are your favorites?

posted: 09/17/2014 5:06 a.m.

Last week I wrote about my experience at the DMV office in renewing my driver's license. At the end of the article I wrote that I would show my driver's license photo and reveal my age for a donation to the library building fund. I am very sad to say that we didn't raise a penny! Will pick up my ego and try to find a more profitable fund raiser. I was sure we would make at least $25!

Community events

posted: 09/17/2014 5:05 a.m.

Dance set Thursday

Church news

posted: 09/17/2014 5:04 a.m.

First Baptist Church, Pea Ridge

Blackhawks cut down Green Forest Tigers 40-6

posted: 09/17/2014 5:03 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Blackhawks ran their season record to 2-0 by running over the Green Forest Tigers 40-6 in home non-conference action last week.

Agency grades students' work ethic

posted: 09/17/2014 5 a.m.

Dear Parents,

Recollections

posted: 09/17/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Community school success lauded

posted: 09/17/2014 5 a.m.

Love this time of year. The beginning of school always reminds me of a fresh new start. In education, we have the ability to pick up where we left off and the ability to start new. My reflection over the last couple weeks has been one of community.

Senior high volleyball

posted: 09/17/2014 5 a.m.

Photograph courtesy of Lifetouch Photography

Letter to the Editor

posted: 09/17/2014 5 a.m.

Club members grateful

Remember the area before Beaver Lake

posted: 09/17/2014 5 a.m.

A few weeks ago, as part of a Saturday afternoon speaker series at Hobbs State Park east of Rogers, Susan Young of Shiloh Museum Springdale gave a talk entitled "Before Beaver Lake." Since I was born during those times before Beaver Lake, I thought I'd try describing a few of my remembrances about those days and a few reflections on the impact the lake has had.

Marriage Licenses

posted: 09/17/2014 5 a.m.

Sept. 5

Blackhawks Pee Wee Football

posted: 09/17/2014 5 a.m.

4th - 6th Grade

Thankful for emergency personnel

posted: 09/17/2014 5 a.m.

Photograph courtesy of PRHS yearbook staff

Pea Ridge Police August 2014 report

posted: 09/17/2014 5 a.m.

July August YTD

There's good news, too, in football

posted: 09/17/2014 5 a.m.

You need not be a football fan to recognize the name of NFL running back Ray Rice. If you watch television at any point in the day or night recently, you have probably seen a video clip of him and his wife during and following a quarrel on an elevator in Atlantic City, N.J. This event, and all the sub-plots has replaced the Ferguson, Mo., shooting as the most force-viewed event in the news today. No matter which channel or what the show is about, you will likely see the "complete" video run and rerun, or if it is supposed to be a talk show, sports show or even an unrelated program, it can still come into the show's conversation with a team of analysts offering their views of the events. The video's exposé is now a separate topic -- did the NFL ignore the complete video to avoid a conflict with the NFL's image? Another investigation has been initiated using a former top law enforcement director to try to vindicate Commissioner Roger Goodell who has now, through a great deal of media coverage, been accused of ignoring the seriousness of the content of the video and being "soft" on domestic violence.

Wednesday, September 10

Church news

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

Twelve Corners Baptist Church

Pea Ridge School Board election is Tuesday

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

Three men are seeking the seat on the School Board currently held by Joshua Ramsey, who is not seeking re-election.

Carrot Cake

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

Carrot Cake

Community Calendar

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

Wednesday, Sept. 10

Ridge writer grades out a C-

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

Though loathe to admit it, I had a poor prognostication record last week, missing three of the eight football contests involving 4A-1 teams, for a poor 63 percent score.

Cross country runners take firsts

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

Junior Boys cross country team finished in first place, according to coach John King.

Benton County Jail

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

Tuesday, Sept. 2

Pea Ridge Police Department

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

Warrants:

Recollections

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

40 Years Ago

Helping out as he could

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

Sometimes we encounter people who in life are mostly focused on what they can get the world to do for them, or how they can wring the most personal profit out of every situation. On the other hand, to me it is great to encounter people who don't ask a great deal for themselves, but who are seemingly always ready to "help out as they can" and always happy to be helping their fellow human beings. I saw Russell Walker as one of those people who was always happy to "Help out as he could!"

Shiloh Happenings

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

37th Ozark Quilt Fair

Avoca Fire Department

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

Monday, Sept. 1

Restaurant inspections

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

Aug. 20

Salaries of celebrities incomprehensible

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

Probably a lot of interesting news was revealed and quickly got lost over the last few weeks as we were all being deluged by the shooting in Ferguson, Mo. Whether we were really interested didn't matter, the news media (television was easily the worst) continuously distracted us from our normal way of life. Some of the television interviews played on race relations, the use of unnecessary force by law enforcement, freedom to protest as provided in the Constitution and, not surprisingly, the plight of "poor America." Regardless of which particular issue we supported, questioned, or ended up being distracted by, most of us overlooked a media report about some sources of celebrity wealth and how great the separation is between the haves, and the have-nots. The have-nots are, of course, most of us average working-class people.

Pee Wee Football

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

2014 NWA Football Schedule 4th - 6th Grade

Letter to the Editor

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

Dividing wisdom from ignorance

NEBCO Fire/EMS

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

Sunday, Aug. 31

More teachers hired; bids too high

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

Facing classrooms at or over capacity, Pea Ridge School Board members met in a special session Wednesday to hire two more teachers, two aides and a bus driver for an additional route.

Story Hour begins again this week

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

A few weeks ago I received a reminder in the mail that my driver's license would expire this month! No, really??? It can't be four years since I had it renewed. So I put it away and it surfaced again around the first of the month. Doing anything with the DMV for me is like a root canal without Novocain! Friday, I put on make-up, summoned all my courage and headed to the nearest DMV office all the while trying to convince myself it would not be too bad. When I walked in I knew I had lied to myself again!

Hawks hold off Elks 21-6

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

A fast start gave the 'Hawks all the points they would need as they sailed past the Elkins Elks 21-6 in the season opener for both teams.

Marriage License

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

Aug. 29

Pea Ridge Schools menu

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

Kindergarten through fifth grade menu

School News

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

Band Car Wash set

Pea Ridge Classic set for Sept. 20

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

The 21st annual Pea Ridge Classic, a golf fundraiser, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Bella Vista Country Club. Events slated include a four-man scramble which is $240 per team and includes a goodie bag, raffle tickets, 18 holes with a cart, dinner and beverages.

Pea Ridge Fire Department

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

Monday, Sept. 1

Area events

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

Music at Firehouse

Pee Wee Football

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

Scores in games vs. Farmington Saturday, Sept. 6

Obituaries

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

Jo Ann Easley-Collins

Planning Commission approves rezone

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

In a brief meeting Tuesday, Sept. 2, Planning Commission members approved rezoning 981 N. Curtis Ave. from commercial to residential. There was no one to speak in opposition to the request from property owner Jerry Collins at the public hearing.

Wednesday, September 3

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

Kindergarten through fifth grade

Death notice

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

David Lee Fellows

Community Calendar

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 3

Civic Clubs

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

Meets: at 10 a.m. second Wednesday of each month at First Baptist Church, U.S. Highway 62, Garfield

Obituaries

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

Diann Baker

Pea Ridge Water Department

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Water Department on Slack Street will close Thursday, Sept. 4, and reopen Friday, Sept. 5, in the new location at 885 N. Curtis Avenue. The office is open 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Monday through Friday.

Brightening futures

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

This year, every child who came to school at Pea Ridge schools had school supplies.

4A-1 football teeing it up

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

All members of the 4A-1 District will be action this week, with one school already playing two days ago.

Garfield zoning discussed

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- A public meeting to discuss and review the changes for the zoning map for the city of Garfield is set for 6 p.m. Sept. 25, in Garfield City Hall, 14655 S. Wimpy Jones Road.

Club News

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love

Football drives volunteers

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

Providing an opportunity to play football and encourage young men to volunteer to help others, Ronnie Vowell formed Arkansas Guardians.

Public officials

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

CITY OF PEA RIDGE

Put on 'life jacket'

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

I recently saw a billboard that said a life jacket doesn't work if you are not wearing it. I thought about that I and realized the truth of that thought pertains to a lot of different things in our lives.

Recollections

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Golf Classic sponsors sought

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

The 21st annual Pea Ridge Classic, a golf fundraiser, is scheduled for 2 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 20, at Bella Vista Country Club. Events slated include a four-man scramble which is $240 per team and includes a goodie bag, raffle tickets, 18 holes with a cart, dinner and beverages.

Benton County Jail

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 26

Marriage Licenses

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

Aug. 21

More remembrances of Russell Walker

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

As I remember Pea Ridge in the years right after World War II, I recall that Pea Ridge was on the move. New buildings were going up. Things were stirring. The soldier boys had returned from the war, and they were beginning to have an impact on their hometown. Russell Walker and some of his brothers were among those returning soldier boys, (as the troops were often called in those years). Russell had served in an armored division as a tank driver, seeing major action in North Africa and in Italy and eventually neutralizing the German forces in those areas. His brother Max had participated in the Normandy Landing which after great losses and sacrifices eventually led to the liberation of France. I hadn't realized until many years afterward that many of our Pea Ridge soldiers were involved in some of the really crucial battles in the great war against Hitler's Third Reich. Many of these returning soldiers, and other young men coming of age in the 1940s, would soon become key figures in the progress of our town over the next several years.

Beehler named Miss Arkansas Junior Teen

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

First Amendment

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

"A popular government, without popular information, or the mean of acquiring it, is but a prologue to a farce or a tragedy; or perhaps both. Knowledge will forever govern ignorance; and a people who mean to be their own governors must arm themselves with the power which knowledge gives."

Club News

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

New Meadowbrook Extension Club

Blood drive

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

Blood drive set for Sept. 3

Granny's girl in remission

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

Lindsey Crowder plays softball pitching for the Lifeway Christian School softball team and enjoys the normal activities that most teen-age girls do. She spends time with her two younger brothers, Reece and Dawson, and enjoys playing with Lily, her yellow lab. She likes drawing, riding bikes, swimming and spending time at her grandparent's farm north of Pea Ridge where she kayaks and fishes on the creek. She attends Lifeway Christian School where she is a sophomore.

Student shares photographs

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

Along the sidelines Friday night during Pride Night festivities was Kaylin Brouhard, taking photographs for the Blackhawk yearbook. Brouhard, 16, is a junior at Pea Ridge High School.

Lady Blackhawks take home first trophy of new school year

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge varsity girls cross country squad slogged through deep standing water and rain to claim a second place team finish in the Shiloh Championship held in Springdale Saturday. The junior high harriers finished third in their division, missing second by 5 points to Shiloh, 42-47. Berryville was the overall champion with 33 points.

Taking stock of the fall of life

posted: 09/03/2014 5 a.m.

September is a month full of birthdays in our family. Many members of our extended family were born in September. In fact, we will celebrate several notable years in 2014 -- my eighth child will turn 16 (momentous for a teen), my eldest will turn 30 (oh, no!), my baby brother is well over 50 and our mother will turn 80.