News 2015 February

Stories for February 2015

Wednesday, February 25

Agriculture Safety Week targets ATV use

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Junior Champions

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

BCSO Jail

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 16

Story Hour set for Saturday

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

It does seem like Jack Frost, Mother Nature and Old Man Winter have joined forces lately to give us a good dose of winter weather! Library policy for years has been that the library would be closed when Pea Ridge schools were closed due to inclement weather. Unfortunately, we were unable to open Monday and Tuesday but were back on schedule on Wednesday. Thank you City of Pea Ridge Street Department employees who cleared our parking lot. We are very grateful to you guys! Also, thanks to one of our patrons for showing up with a snow shovel and helping Lee clear the snow and ice off the sidewalk.

Public meetings

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, March 3

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

FFA Week celebrated

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Choose: Truth or Lie?

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

Over and over again the truth of Scripture is proven. The apostle Paul declares in 1 Corinthians 15:3 and 4: "For I delivered to you first of all that which I also received: that Christ died for our sins according to the Scriptures, and that He was buried, and that He rose again the third day according to the Scriptures."

NEBCO Fire/EMS

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 15

Blackhawks headed for Regional playoffs

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

The boys Blackhawk basketball team came away from the 4A-1 District Tournament with a No. 2 seed for the 4A North Regional set to be played this week in Pottsville.

4A District Tournament Championship Game

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

Staff photographs by Michael Woods

Marriage Licenses

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

Feb. 17

Church news

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist

Hawks roll over Tigers 48-35 in District semi-finals

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

Prairie Grove came into the boys 4A-1 district semi-final matchup with Pea Ridge determined to slow the game down and win a low scoring contest. It worked -- for a half.

Vets memorial planned

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

Hoping to build a veterans memorial downtown, several veterans are working to raise money for the project. Jerry Burton, Chris Snow, Crystal Russell and members of the Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8109 have designed a memorial and received permission from the Pea Ridge School District to build on school property downtown.

Council in stalemate

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Teresa Vining is the new city recorder/treasurer. She is the first new recorder/treasurer in Garfield in 24 years. Merlene Snoderly, who resigned Dec. 31, 2014, without notice, had served for 23 years.

People speak

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

The audience was nearly full Monday night for the rescheduled Pea Ridge City Council meeting.

Obituaries

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

Dora Corine Coiner

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 16

Time to register for kindergarten

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Streets named for soldiers in battle

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

Editor's Note: The following is from Billie Jines' 1996 booklet, "The Streets of Pea Ridge." It has been updated to include new streets and those scheduled for future development.

Snowbound news watching prompts religious review

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

The cold weather and now the snow have led to too much news -- television and newspaper -- which has prompted too many questions about Islamic terrorists and ISIS.

First amendment

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

"If there be time to expose through discussion the falsehood and fallacies, to avert the evil by the processes of education, the remedy to be applied is more speech, not enforced silence."

Recollections

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Mayor narrows field

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

"I have narrowed the group down to five," Mayor Jackie Crabtree told Pea Ridge City Council members Monday night, referring to the 25 applications received for the police chief position.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 16

Open House slated

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

A parent meeting and open house for the Pea Ridge Manufacturing and Business Academy is set for 6:30 p.m. Tuesday, March 3, in Pea Ridge High School cafeteria.

Pea Ridge School Menus

posted: 02/25/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, March 2

Wednesday, February 18

Streets named for soldiers in battle

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

Editor's Note: The following is from Billie Jines' 1996 booklet, "The Streets of Pea Ridge." It has been updated to include new streets and those scheduled for future development.

Scripture is truth

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

Some may still want to argue the point with this statement. "What about all those guys writing down what God said? Couldn't they have added words that God hadn't said?" That's a good question and one that needs to be answered.

'Hawks show class in regular season finale

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

The boys basketball team showed class, as it always does, in their regular season finale against Shiloh last Friday.

Students getting a head-start on health care training

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

For some, it's a foot in the door to a health care profession.

Pea Ridge schools menus

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 23

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 8

BCSO Jail

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 10

Donate blood at Marvin's IGA

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

ABC pre-school OKd

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

A preschool will be offered at Pea Ridge schools this next year thanks to a $100,000 Endeavor grant from the Arkansas Department of Education.

New tests designed to reflect knowledge from Common Core

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

Dear Pea Ridge families,

Public meetings

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

Thursday, Feb. 19

Eads selected

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

2014-2015 PeeWee Basketball

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

Members of the fourth-grade boys YCB basketball teams included: Blake Brown, J.J. Beck, Max Scholtes, Selleck Smith, Cade Mann, Bric Cates, Paeton Spillman, Bobby Mahoney, Evan Anderson, Brayden McGowen, Cooper David, Vincent Vitali, Dylan Wilson, Bradyden Piper, Andrew Shackelford, Caleb Johnson, Sam Shamburger, Donavin Kester, Bryce Mackey, Colton Thurman, Trey Milne-Jones, Cameron Scott, Dalyn Cawford and Aaron Staib.

Shiloh happenings

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

Civil War Ozarks

Sports briefs

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

Baseball/T-ball

'Hawks end regular season on high note, whip Shiloh 67-52

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

The Blackhawk boys got up early and never trailed in handling Shiloh, finishing the regular season with a 67-52 conquest of their private school rivals.

District Champions

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

Jr. high Blackhawk boys basketball team won the District Championship; they won the game against Prairie Grove Saturday 44-40 in the District Tournament.

Community Calendar

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 18

Marriage Licenses

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

Feb. 6

Recollections

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Court Reports

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

Feb. 10

Pea Ridge Parks Commission

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Changes in cars in my early days

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

Cars were changing during my years of growing up, and people's expectations of their vehicles were changing, too. While a few things about cars stay pretty much the same through the years, car design details have gone through thousands of changes. Automobiles and smaller trucks today still mostly burn gasoline, as they did 100 years ago, and the gasoline internal combustion engine still retains basic components much as it had back then -- a crankshaft, pistons, piston pins, piston rods, a camshaft, a circulating water cooling system and spark plugs as part of an electric ignition system. But changes in parts have been numerous. When I started listing the changes taking place between 1950 and 1962, when I was moving from 10 years old to 22, the list was long.

Pea Ridge School Calendar

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 5

First amendment

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

"If there is any fixed star in our constitutional constellation, it is that no official, high or petty, can prescribe what shall be orthodox in politics, nationalism, religion, or other matters of opinion or force citizens to confess by word or act their faith therein."

Church news

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist

Council selects top three

posted: 02/18/2015 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- City Council members narrowed the field of applicants for the city's recorder/treasurer position from 12 to three. Over the past few weeks, council members have individually reviewed the incoming applications, discarded those which were ineligible (such as not living within the city limits) and then discussed their results at a special meeting Monday night.

Tuesday, February 17

Free trees offered

posted: 02/17/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

LetterS to the editor

posted: 02/17/2015 5 a.m.

Volunteers appreciated

Wednesday, February 11

Neal addresses Fayetteville chamber committee

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Superintendents from four school districts discussed Friday recent projects designed to prepare students for both college and careers.

Garfield officials: Want to be transparent

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Filling a vacancy in City Hall is the primary business occupying city officials and City Council members agreed to continue taking applications until Feb. 15. They said they will review applications Feb. 16 during a special City Council meeting, then interview selected applicants at a special Council meeting Feb. 19. More than a dozen applications had been received as of the meeting time.

Many new books

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

This past week was devoted to processing new and donated books and getting them ready for check-out. We are very pleased that we have been able to add two Jenny B. Jones books to our collection -- "Can't Let You Go" and "On the Loose." These are shelved in the teen section and you will probably need to get your name on the reserve list.

Meth lab found

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

Annette Beard

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Streets named for soldiers in battle

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

Editor's Note: The following is from Billie Jines' 1996 booklet, "The Streets of Pea Ridge." It has been updated to include new streets and those scheduled for future development.

Funds sought to match grants

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

BELLA VISTA -- Sitting in his modest kitchen, the man who wants to be known as Francis, is talking about matters that some of us would rather not anticipate. Francis is over 90. His wife died several years ago. He knows he doesn't have a lot of time left and he wants to make sure his estate, the money he's saved over a long lifetime of work, goes where he wants it to go.

Recollections

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Letter to the Editor

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

Open Townsend Way

Del Shreve to perfom at Artist Retreat Center concert

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

BELLA VISTA -- Award-winning musician Benjamin Del Shreve will be the featured performer for the Artist Retreat Center's Third Thursday House Concert at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in Bella Vista.

Blackhawks extend winning streak to 15; hammer Bobcats 62-48

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

The boys varsity Blackhawk basketball team beat back a determined Berryville squad and cruised to a 62-48 victory in the annual Colors Day Game.

Common Core, simply another set of standards

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

There is nothing new about standards in education, first-grade teacher Karen Hamrick said. Common Core is simply another set of standards, and standards are a guide to what teachers should be teaching. Hamrick teaches in the Bentonville School District.

Public meetings

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 16

Restaurant Inspecctions

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

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

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 1

Teen wants to solve crimes; needs work

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

She's known what she wants to do with her life for a long time.

It takes a heart to be a hero

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Juniors want to visit colleges too

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

Several high school junior students, including Lorrie Klein, Alleri Brown and Cody Foltz, made a video presentation to Pea Ridge School Board members requesting that the school allow for excused absence for juniors to visit college as well as seniors.

First amendment

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

"[I]t's not just the books under fire now that worry me. It is the books that will never be written. The books that will never be read. And all due to the fear of censorship. As always, young readers will be the real losers."

Club news

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

Beta Alpha

Community Calendar

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 11

Lady Blackhawk basketball seniors

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

Mikhaela Cochran, Sr.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

Ozark Regional Transit asks for money

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

As the population in northwest Arkansas has increased, so has the need for public transportation, according to officials with Ozark Regional Transit.

Bike/foot trail OKd

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

Questions arose about the city's stamp of approval on the Pea Ridge portion of the master plan for a bike and pedestrian trail during the city's January City Council meeting.

The public needs to have the facts

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

Residents of Pea Ridge are speaking up on social media, questioning and sometimes speaking against the city's contemplation of a one-company trash service with the bill on the city's water bill.

BCSO Jail

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

Pea Ridge Schools menus

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 16

Shiloh happenings

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

Civil War Ozarks

Blackhawks enter decision month

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

All the practice time since school started and all the games that have been played since November has led us to the last week of the regular season, the week that will begin a string of decision weeks that hope to culminate in a state final contest.

My 1951 Ford project car

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

From a very early age I have been fascinated with cars and trucks, with people who drive them and people who work on them. When we were going somewhere in the car, I always stood up behind my Dad so I could watch his every move as he drove. So, many years before I was big enough to drive, I had imagined myself driving, almost feeling every move that I would make in steering and controlling the car. I just knew I could drive, even when I was much too small. I even imagined myself saving the day if our school bus driver got sick. I fully believed I could drive that bus to school, even if I was too young and too little.

Heating with wood: Lessons learned

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

The summer I turned 15, my parents let me buy a new chainsaw. It was a 610 McCullough with a 20-inch bar -- not something I had any business handling without adult supervision. But with that purchase, my friend Billy and I went into the firewood business. It was easy to find neighbors who needed tree tops cleaned up, which is how we got our start. By the time we were 16, and old enough to actually deliver the firewood legally, we were felling scrub post oak and hickory and keeping ourselves in spending money through the winter.

Cloggers kick up their heels to perform

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

Using terms like rocking chair, Charleston and standing in windows, Kathy Fidler leads three beginners towards their first performance. Like other groups, the Hoot 'N Holler Cloggers practice their art at Riordan Hall and then take it on the road.

Obituaries

posted: 02/11/2015 5 a.m.

Ermarie Reneau Swinney Bolen

Wednesday, February 4

Freedoms enjoyed by many at great cost to few

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

There are lots of things making news these days. The ISIS terrorists are threatening to kill another Japanese hostage unless Japan pays a ransom. They are also holding a Jordanian fighter pilot and there are rumors the ISIS want to trade him for a female suicide bomber being held after her explosive device failed to detonate. The National Football League is preparing for the NFL Championship game which will be over by the time this is printed, but "inflate-gate" will continue to keep the NFL in the news. My guess is the amount of air missing from the New England footballs in their win over the Indianapolis Colts is being exaggerated to keep the Super Bowl hype going.

Shiloh happenings

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

Civil War Ozarks

Final two weeks of season loom large

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

The boys varsity Blackhawk basketball team is tied for the league lead with the final two seasons of the regular season upon them.

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

Sunday, Jan. 25

Electing a recorder/treasurer paramount

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Reviewing applications to fill a vacancy created by an elected city official who resigned is paramount for City Council members at this time.

Church news

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist

My few years as a mechanic

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

I have always been interested in understanding how machines work, and how to make them work again when they quit working. In the late 1950s and early 1960s, I had an opportunity to pursue that interest as an automobile mechanic, working in the service department of Burger Motor Company in Bentonville. Burger Motor Company, owned by Carl Burger, was for many years Bentonville's Chevrolet dealer, located on Southwest A Street in Bentonville, just south of West Central Avenue. The building has been used for several years now by Northwest Arkansas Newspapers. My work station was at the very southeast corner of the building, and today it is apparently a loading dock.

Pea Ridge Police

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Court Report

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

Jan. 27, 2015

Recollections

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Community Calendar

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 4

Friends lost in 2014

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

This list contains all the names and basic information for obituaries published in each issue of The Times of Northeast Benton County, from Oct. 29 through December, 2014. The date shown is the issue date in which the obituary was published, not the date of death.

Marriage License

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

Jan. 27

Blackhawks hold off Gravette Lions

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- Joey Hall patiently waited as the clock ticked down.

Blackhawk seniors

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

No. 5 Nick Hardy 5'6" 120 lbs., Sr.

BCSO Jail

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 27

Obituaries

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

Ima Jane Bell

Public meetings

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

PRHS Colors Day 2015

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge High School Colors Day ceremony for 2015 will begin at 6 p.m. Friday, Feb. 9, in Blackhawk Gym. The ceremony will be followed by the senior boys game against Berryville, then the senior girls against Berryville.

Truth is timeless

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

Progressive Thought and Postmodern Christianity appeals to "feel good" thinking and serves as a trap to lead their followers away from a Biblical God and the idea that there can be absolute truth. But if God created (which evolution tries to deny) then God can deliver to us absolute truth that saves us from bombardment of all human uncertainty.

Recipe

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

Hannah Marie Sugar Cookies

First amendment

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

"Indeed, perhaps we do the minors of this country harm if First Amendment protections, which they will with age inherit fully, are chipped away in the name of their protection."

Valentines story, craft hour slated

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

Saturday was the end of our first month of having the library open on Saturdays. Almost 100 people used the library on the five Saturdays we were open. That's a very good start.

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 9

Dirty hands, questioning minds reap big lessons

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

Fourth-grade students were engaged and excited while visiting with National Military Park ranger Sherry Nodine Friday inside the new greenhouse on the Intermediate School campus.

Single trash service considered

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

There are currently three trash services serving the residents of Pea Ridge. Each picks up on different days of the week.

Restaurant Inspections

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

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

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 26

Soccer Clinic well attended

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Letters to the editor

posted: 02/04/2015 5 a.m.

Family is grateful