News 2015 December

Stories for December 2015

Wednesday, December 30

Court Report

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Marriage License

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

Dec. 21

Disaster relief offered

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Walk your talk

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

The Gospel Of Luke tells us in the third chapter verses 7-18 these words:

2015 was a big year for sports

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

Although it had its ups and downs, 2015 was a big year for sports, from the local high school level all the way up through collegiate and the professional level.

"Rain, Rain, Go Away!"

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

Many of us have a love/hate relationship with rain. We love rain when there is none, and we hate it when we get it. The rain has been falling all day today, and I am wishing I could stop it. I've seen more water in and around Pea Ridge today than I've seen in quite some time. I used to have a favorite splash puddle over on Davis Street just north of Black Street. I could hit the puddle just right with the car and water would fly 20 feet into the air. It would also pressure wash the underside of my car. Then some time ago the Street Department reworked the drainage in that spot, and I have been doing without my splash puddle. Well, today it was back, my splash puddle that is, and I'm pretty sure I reached 25 feet with my splash spray. No, I don't hit it really fast, I just don't slow down for the water. I'm trying to do a service by splashing the water out of the street, you see!

Year in Review 2015

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

The end of the year elicits a time of reflection and remembrance.

Blackhawk Basketball seniors

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

No. 15 Bryce Beckmann 6'5" 200 lbs.

Obituaries

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

Katherine Ann Cline

Pea Ridge Primary School Leaders of the Month

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Benton County Jail

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 22

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Blackhawk athletes awarded

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Restaurant Inspections

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

Information is from state Health Department records.

Happy New Year!

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

As I sit here trying to write this last column for the year, I am almost at a loss for words. The devastation this rain is causing is heart-breaking. As we drove home Sunday from St. Louis, we saw so much flooding. And it will only continue to get worse as the rain continues.

Blackhawks Basketball Schedule

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 5

Head-on crash on Hwy. 94

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Rain inundates area roads, yards

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

TIMES photographs by Annette Beard

Blackhawks win 1st and 2nd round of SWC Holiday Classic

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 26

Church news

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

Episcopal Church, Pea Ridge

Area events

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

Soup supper set

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 20

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 4

Community Calendar

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 4

Court Reports

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Musings, memories and lessons enjoyed

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

In a moment of frustration I had scribbled a note saying "All I want for Christmas is a new can opener!" I'm sure that you can imagine what just happened with a can of dog food. The word frustration is a pain in itself. Within minutes I received a phone call that made it necessary to make a quick drive to Pea Ridge. I was wandering around in Fred's to pass time and spotted a can opener. Accident or coincidence? Who knows?! But, I bought two hand-held ones. Later, when I have more time, I'll shop for an electric one. Also a new electric knife as mine gave its last slice on Thanksgiving.

Leadership qualities don't always include 'winning' personality

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

Political cartoons on the editorial page of the Democrat Gazette are part of my favorite newspaper source of entertainment and sometimes education. They seem to find a way to make fun of all the presidential candidates without causing a Paris, France, reaction.

Letter to the Editor

posted: 12/30/2015 5 a.m.

City employees express gratitude

Wednesday, December 23

Second grade

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Ms. Val Beaver's Class

First Grade

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Dawnitta Henson's class

Former Blackhawk Winn named to All-American teams

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Former Blackhawk running back Dayton Winn made the jump from high school football to college in fine fashion three years ago and after this his junior year, has been named to multiple All-American teams for 2015.

'Hawks football finish at No. 3 in state poll

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Hooten's Arkansas Football's 4A state poll had the Blackhawks in the No. 3 slot with only the final game between Nashville and Prairie Grove left in the schedule. As both teams ahead of Pea Ridge in the Hooten's Poll had earlier beaten the 'Hawks, it is obvious that the locals are ranked as high as they could possibly be.

Are debates truly informative?

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Don't let all the stuff on television confuse you. They want you to believe we are in the formative stages of a political campaign. That's only partially true. Behind all the debates are networks trying to outdo each other with glamor and expensive sets and orchestrated by a need to see who can knock Humpty-Dumpty Trump off his leadership status. So far the emphasis has been on the Republican Party candidates -- there are more of them to "vet."

Public meetings

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 29

Pea Ridge Fire Dept.

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 17

Benton County Jail

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 15

Obituaries

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Larry Duane Banks

Fruit Cocktail Cake

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Biscuits

Champion cheerleaders

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Annette Beard

Community Calendar

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 23

Blackhawks Basketball Schedule

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Saturday, Dec. 26 - Wednesday, Dec. 30

Late surge lifts Lady Blackhawks past Lady Wolves

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Correction

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

The emergency phone number for the Pea Ridge Police Dept. published last week was incorrect. The correct number is 451-8220. The TIMES sincerely apologizes for the error.

Letters to Santa Claus

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Mrs. Rica Shackleford's class

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Rogers pleads guilty to arson

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Congratulations Blackhawk Cheer

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Making Christmas Christmas

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

I don't remember just when I first heard laments about how Christmas was becoming commercial, and how we need to put Christ back in Christmas. It was at least as early as 1947, maybe earlier. We still frequently hear that sentiment today, sometimes from people like myself. We have been lamenting about the way the world around us observes the Christmas season for a long time. Plainly, many widespread Christmas customs as practiced by our secular society do not contribute to an emphasis on the coming of the Christ into the world, and may seriously distract from such an emphasis. I recently purchased a small book from our pastor, called "Christmas Is Not Your Birthday." Its message clearly is to emphasize that the celebration is for Jesus's birth, not our own birthday. The book is a clear call to focus on the heart of Christmas, in spite of the ever-present competitions and distractions of the season.

Merry Christmas!

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

With nearly 100 attendees at the library for our open house we are calling it a success! Many old and new friends stopped by to enjoy an assortment of treats. Thanks to the Library Board and others who provided the delicious baked goods. I hope you have had been able to stop in and see how beautifully the library was decorated. I almost hate to take down the decorations.

Go, Blackhawks!

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

TIMES photographs by Annette Beard

Book Bus receives grant

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

NEBCO Fire/ EMS Dept.

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 14

Prepare ye the way of the Lord

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

I don't like to be too negative about the way our society observes holidays, but it is very concerning that the Season of Christmas, which was invented by the Church centuries ago to honor the coming of the Christ Child, acknowledging the divine fift of the Savior, now seems to be a holiday season massively and majorly influenced by the commercial world. Rather than being a holy season focused on transforming lives and hearts in the spirit of Jesus, Christmas time to a great extent has fallen into a materialistic frenzy of buying and selling goods, driven by economic interests, festive entertainment interests and widespread cultivation of greed.

Public meetings

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 29

Learn the truth about mental health

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Hope can be a strong anchor towards living healthy and happy lives. When anyone is diagnosed with an illness, hope provides the light at the end of the tunnel. With mental illness having hope is possible and important in recovery.

Letter to the Editor

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Bangs family says 'thanks'

Church news

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church

Children blessed with party

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Blackhawk closes doors

posted: 12/23/2015 5 a.m.

"The regular?" the young lady at the counter asks.

Wednesday, December 16

Police Department hires first clerk

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

There's a new face at the Pea Ridge Police Department. Amanda Yeatts is the first clerk of the Pea Ridge Police Department.

Community Calendar

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 16

Shiloh happenings

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

Architecture Photo Exhibit

Focus on Faculty

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Blackhawks take second in inaugural tournament

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge boys basketball team cruised through the first two rounds of the inaugural Battle of the Ridge tournament before cold shooting derailed them in the final last week.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Jr. Lady Blackhawks

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

The Battle at The Ridge

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

Day 1: Thursday, Dec. 10

Blackhawks opened tourney with convincing win

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 9

Veterans receive donation

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

The construction of a Veterans Memorial downtown is one step closer thanks to a generous donation from Metro Appliances and More, according to Jerry Burton, commander of Pea Ridge Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8109.

Restaurant Inspections

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

Information is from state Health Department records. All reports are from regular food service food store inspections unless otherwise noted.

Bringing in the Christmas tree was family fun

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

From my youngest days I have enjoyed bringing in the Christmas tree as part of our Christmas celebrations. Our Christmas trees on the farm were always cedar trees cut from somewhere on our land. Back in the 1940s, our place had lots of cedar trees. Because Christmas trees dry out quickly, especially if you don't have a way to stand them in water, we never used to put up our tree early. We always just set it up just a few days before Christmas Day, and left it up until we thought it was getting too dry to keep.

College news

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

University of Arkansas

Let him who will, hear

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

Continued from the pastor column in the Dec. 9 edition of The TIMES.

Church news

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist

There are many new books on the shelves

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

Another busy week at the library has passed leaving us to wonder how it went by so quickly! All week we have heard many nice comments on our Christmas decorations. I may be just a bit prejudiced, but I think the library looks beautiful. Many thanks to everyone who had a hand in decorating.

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 7

Fences needed around dumpsters

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Missing half of its members did not deter the City Council from conducting city business Tuesday, Dec. 8, at its regular monthly meeting.

Benton County Jail

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Blackhawks Basketball Schedule

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 17

Children give to others

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

Photographs submitted

Obituaries

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

Marianne Adams

Public meetings

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 17

Pea Ridge Schools Calendar

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 21 - Friday, Jan. 1 -- No school for students

Learn the truth about mental health

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

Mental illness is commonly misunderstood; however, recently public education and awareness has increased. The more information about mental health is available, the more support for those individuals increases as well. As we continue to work on supporting individuals diagnosed with a mental health disorder, it is important to respect the day to day challenges they can be faced with.

Campaigns offer challenges in decisions

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

We have a lot of time to evaluate our potential presidential candidates if you think in terms of the next national elections. However, as we are reminded on every television newscast, state primary elections are not far away. The political polls are constantly evaluating the Republican candidates and make a big thing of any shift in the poll numbers. It just adds to the headaches.

Blackhawks take 2nd place

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Federal funding to help with highways

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- When Congress approved a federal highway funding bill, it was good news not only for the Arkansas Highway and Transportation Department but also for those in numerous states across the country.

Early retirement considered

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge School District Board of Education discussed the possibility of offering a voluntary early retirement incentive plan at its meeting Monday night.

Cars get a new look

posted: 12/16/2015 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Wednesday, December 9

Blackhawks fall to Scrappers

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Pea Ridge Blackhawk Football history

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

Year Classification Record Accomplishment

Church news

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

Brightwater United Methodist Church

Blackhawk Basketball roundup

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

BOYS

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 14

Focus on Faculty

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Pea Ridge Court Report

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Public meetings

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 17

Gateway seeks tax

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

GATEWAY -- City officials want revenue to meet the needs of the residents of the community, including building and maintaining infrastructure.

Blackhawk games on RTV

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

A love of football, students and the community motivates Mark Laster and Matt Wood to go to all Blackhawk football games and stand throughout the game giving play-by-play coverage of Blackhawk football.

Just what are the ads selling?

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

By doing another column about commercial ads, I may be like one of those old platter records where the needle gets stuck in a groove, and keeps playing the same snatch of a song over and over. Last week I was going on about the logic of the ads. This week is a little different, though not totally.

Benton County Jail

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Shiloh happenings

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

Holiday Concert

Christmas open house is Dec. 15

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

Thanks to the members of the Library Board for handling the decorating of the library for Christmas. They did an outstanding job and everything looks quite festive. I hope you have marked your calendars for Tuesday, Dec. 15, for the Library Open House. Drop by anytime between 1 p.m. and 8 p.m. for light refreshments.

Learn the truth about mental health

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

Mental health is commonly misunderstood. There are several myths about mental illness and treatment that cause some families anxiety, fear and rejection of those who are diagnosed with a mental illness. The following data is from Mentalhealth.gov in a report given in 2014.

Blackhawks Basketball Schedule

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 10- Saturday, Dec. 12

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 30

Community Calendar

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 9

Basketball battles begin

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

Seven basketball teams from around the area will descend on Pea Ridge beginning Thursday.

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

Sunday, Nov. 29

In what, whom, do you trust?

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

Already, we are fast approaching the end of 2015. Thinking about 2015, do you have regrets, things you would have liked to accomplish in 2015 but now in December realize you won't get them done by the end of the year?

Lady Blackhawks basketball

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Obituaries

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

Sally Ann Huffman

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 30

Blackhawks season comes to an end

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Blackhawks' wild ride through the 4A State football playoffs came to end last week, just a victory short of the state championship game next week in War Memorial Stadium in Little Rock. The season ended with the Blackhawks held in much higher regard statewide than when the 2016 campaign started.

Police awards initiated

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

Photographs submitted

Christmas is about giving, not getting!

posted: 12/09/2015 5 a.m.

It's just barely more than two weeks until Christmas.

Tuesday, December 8

Coach Travis lauded

posted: 12/08/2015 5 a.m.

Annette Beard

Wednesday, December 2

City OKs budget

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

City Council members approved a $7 million budget at the regular November meeting with an increase in receipts and expenditures of $566,666 overall. The 2015 budget was $6,520,878 and the budget approved for 2016 was $7,087,544. Within the budget, city general increased from $2,747,594 to $3,206,090.

Obituaries

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Gayle R. Allen

Club news

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love

Reach out and help others

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Not all disabilities are visible on the outside, and some individuals who struggle with disabilities have significant barriers to overcome on a daily basis. The United Nations' International Day of Person with Disabilities is Dec. 3 -- a day to take time and celebrate those who have overcome and continue to overcome barriers despite their disabilities. The importance of this holiday is to increase the awareness of the political, economical, social and cultural challenges that people with disabilities have overcome.

Shining in the mud

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Weather forecasters predicted 100 predicted chance of rain last Friday in the Little Rock area and they delivered on their promise. Alternating from heavy to light, the rain inexorably kept falling, starting well before the Central Arkansas/Pea Ridge football game and presumably well into Saturday.

The logic of the ads isn't logical

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

I understand that we are now into the season in which we are supposed to be feverishly buying stuff for Christmas. We have this thing called Black Friday, when apparently we are supposed to hit the stores and to compete with all the other feverish shoppers in getting the best deals. We didn't have a Black Friday back in the day, and it all strongly tempts me to boycott the whole thing. On Black Friday, I like to stay away from the stores, and to keep on enjoying Thanksgiving. I'll shop later, and if all the great deals are gone by then, then so be it! I notice that a few advertisers are pushing the idea that in their store "It's Black Friday all week long!"

Public meetings

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 8

Neighbors helping neighbors

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Battles strengthen us.

BCSO Jail

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21

Church news

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist Church

Maresh arrested for dragging dog

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Staff Reports

Recollections

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Christmas books gathered for readers

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

I hope you all had a wonderful Thanksgiving. Mine was outstanding. I had four sons, two daughters-in-law, four grandsons and one granddaughter for a few days last week. The noise was deafening at times but now that they have all returned to their homes, the silence is overwhelming! I am so blessed that they all were able to be here.

Pea Ridge kicks CAC in overtime

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Community events

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Book signing Saturday

Community Calendar

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 1

Pea Ridge Fire Dept.

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Saturday, Nov. 21

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Thursday, Nov. 19

Child care offered

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Many parents who work outside the home face the challenge of finding child care for their children after school until they get off work. School and city officials are working together to provide a solution in Pea Ridge.

Blackhawks hold tight in muddy, slippery conditions

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Blackhawks began the game with white uniforms; but by the end of the game, uniforms were mud-coated. Senior Blackhawk Bradley Beavers, No. 1; senior James Tackett, No. 4; junior Britton Caudill, No. 22; senior Cody Foltz, No. 25; junior Duncan Truesdell, No. 88; and junior Set Trammell, No. 72, set their positions in the early moments of the game Friday.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Lady Blackhawks rally to defeat Elkins

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Lady Blackhawks got hot at the right time Tuesday night.

Blackhawks Football Schedule

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 4

Correction

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

The driver of a vehicle involved in a one-vehicle accident at 7:45 a.m. Thursday, Nov. 19, was a 16-year-old female; Dianna Lyon, 57, Pea Ridge, was the property owner. The TIMES apologizes for the error.

Shiloh Concert

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Folk musicians Kelly and Donna Mulhollan (who perform together as Still on the Hill) will present "True Faith, True Light," a concert and book signing celebrating the publication of Kelly Mulhollan's new book, "True Faith, True Light: the Devotional Art of Ed Stilley," at 2 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 5, at the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History.

Christmas in the air (& field)

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

The pungent aroma of evergreens fills the air.

Avoca Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 23

Blackhawks Basketball Schedule

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 30- Saturday, Dec. 5

Pea Ridge schools menu

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 7

Varsity Blackhawk basketball

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

It's the busiest time of the year

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

And the angel said to them, "Fear not, for behold, I bring you good news of great joy that will be for all the people. For unto you is born this day in the city of David a Savior, who is Christ the Lord. And this will be a sign for you: you will find a baby wrapped in swaddling cloths and lying in a manger." And suddenly there was with the angel a multitude of the heavenly host praising God and saying, 'Glory to God in the highest, and on earth peace among those with whom he is pleased!'" (Luke 2:10-14, ESV)

Fruit Cocktail Cake

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Turkey Soup

Wonderland Christmas tree farm is open

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

TIMES photographs by Annette Beard

Blackhawks basketball Roundup

posted: 12/02/2015 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge 59, Pocola, Okla. 54