News 2015 January

Stories for January 2015

Wednesday, January 28

Stories of famous Arkansas trains

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

I've been fascinated by trains for most of my life. Especially the era of steam locomotives has fired my interest. Sometimes even today one hears trains being called choo-choo trains, especially when talking to children. The old steamers were true choo-choo trains, whereas today's locomotives are just growly diesels. For drama, nothing quite matches a fire-breathing behemoth pent up with steam, chugging across the land, sounding a warning at road crossings with that real haunting steam whistle, or clanging the bell while switching around the rail yard in town. The old steam engines almost seemed alive. It's no wonder that children's stories often give them personal names, like Thomas the Tank Engine. By the way, I think Thomas the Tank Engine still lives at Boone, Iowa, and you can go see him there.

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

Head-on crash sends three to hospitals

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

Police and emergency responders were on the scene of a two-vehicle head-on crash on East Pickens Road shortly after 6:30 p.m. for nearly two hours the night of Tuesday, Jan. 20.

No more SRO

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

Both city and school officials have agreed to suspend the school resource officer program for the remainder of the 2014/2015 school year.

Streets named for soldiers in battle

posted: 01/28/2015 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.

Church news

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist

Retirement reception to honor Chief Ledbetter Friday

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

A drop-in reception honoring Police Chief Tim Ledbetter on his retirement is set for noon to 6 p.m. Friday, Jan. 30, in the community room at Pea Ridge Emergency Services Building. The public is invited.

Marriage license

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

Jan. 16

Sports briefs

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Soccer has online registration

Junior High Blackhawks

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

No. 33 Kobe Rose, ninth grade

Obituaries

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

Benton Matthew Abercrombie

Recollections

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Ladyhawks drop close decision 47-45

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Lady Blackhawk basketball overcame a dismal first quarter to take a half-time lead against rival Shiloh before cold shooting in the fourth quarter sank their bid for victory as they lost 47-45.

Community Calendar

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 2

Crowder Quill magazine wins 'Best Magazine' national award

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

History of schools fascinating

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

As I sat down to write this, I realized this is the last column for this first month of the New Year. Where has the time gone? The days and weeks are just speeding by. February is around the corner with two events to celebrate at the library -- Valentine's Day and Black History Month.

Blackhawks take down Shiloh for 10th straight

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

The Blackhawk boys varsity basketball team overcame cold shooting on the road to emerge with their 10th straight victory, a thrilling 59-56 come from behind victory over Shiloh in Springdale last week. The 'Hawks scored 25 points in the final eight minutes for their second straight big finish game in a row.

Area events

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

Share the wonders of nature with your sweetheart this Valentine's Day weekend, by taking an Eagle Watch Cruise on beautiful Beaver Lake and enjoying a delicious lunch at Ventris Trails End Resort. Lunch features bacon wrapped chicken, ranch potatoes, roll, green beans, chocolate cake, coffee and tea.

Tiger Cub Scouts are awesome

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

First-grade Tiger Cub Scouts learned about newspapers at a recent meeting. When asked to share their thoughts about communicating, they told various stories.

New entrance to Military Park

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

A new entrance road to the Pea Ridge National Military Park will open starting the week of Jan. 26, according to officials at the park.

Shiloh happenings

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

EVENTS

Public meetings

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 3

I'm impressed with this year's Blackhawks

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

Before I crashed with the flu last Thursday, I managed to get down to Springdale to the see the 'Hawks boys and girls battle long time rival Shiloh. I watched the boys team miss a bunch of point blank shots. Even though 3-point shooting superiority is a big part of the 'Hawk offense, I watched as the 'Hawks were outshot from the 3-point line getting, outscored 33-9 from behind the arc. I watched as a bunch of peculiar officiating calls went against 'Hawks. I watched as it seemed that everything that could go wrong did.

Blackhawk basketball schedule

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

Jan. 30 -- @ Gravette Away 5:30 p.m. JVB, SG, SB

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

Sunday, Jan. 18

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 12

Benton County Jail

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Planning Commission agenda

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Planning Commission is scheduled to meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 3, in City Hall. The only item on the agenda is a home occupation request for 1560 St. Clair St., by Jessica Forst.

Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

National Park Service agreement extends bobwhite restoration efforts

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

The Lie

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

Progressive thinkers have been bombarding our culture with their "enlightened thinking" for centuries. They have made increasingly effective changes in our culture for the past 150 years. Their tools for cultural change have been primarily in three areas: Evolution (We don't need a God for a beginning), Morality (There is no God to tell us what we can or cannot do), The State is our savior (Government knows best how to care for us, so they get to tell us what to do).

Recorder/treasurer sought

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- The city is one step closer to appointing a recorder/treasurer.

Hiring police chief not a one-person job

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

In the past 20 years, Pea Ridge has gone from a small, bedroom community of 1,971 residents with a police force varying in size from one to three officers to a very busy city with nearly 5,000 residents and a Police Department with 13 officers.

Club news

posted: 01/28/2015 5 a.m.

The Glade Community Historical Society

Wednesday, January 21

Confederate diary added

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

Staff photograph by Spencer Tirey

Church news

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist

'Hawks come up big, knock off Huntsville

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

The Blackhawk boys' varsity basketball team hosted the state's second-ranked cage team, but their lofty ranking didn't deter the locals as they broke open a tie game in the fourth quarter to win going away. The win tied the both teams in the loss column for the district lead.

Pea Ridge Police Departmant

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Are farmers complainers?

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

Last week I had some things to say about farm life as giving people a good chance to take a positive and optimistic view toward the work they do. One would hardly take on the risk of raising livestock or field crops without having a certain optimism that the venture could be made to pay off. However, that being said, I'm going to admit that those of us who have farm experience can do at least our share of complaining and worrying.

Who is to blame for leadership absence?

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

There are lots of things going on in the world right now that I don't understand. The need for a newspaper or magazine to poke fun at a religious leader to sell their writings is one of them. The violent reaction to a cartoon leading to the death of the cartoon's creators is another. The list goes on because the world is very busy right now and our social media sites are providing new examples of the insane problems instantly. And, the television news services make their presence known on every major network by providing details to the smart phone impaired. Maybe my rural values mixed with my professional work exposure cause me to see things that don't bother other people. Or it could be some of the things that trouble me perhaps aren't important to other people.

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

Saturday, Jan. 10

Shiloh happenings

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

Ozark Geology Program

Obituaries

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

Ronald Earl Cargile

More chief applications received

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

"I'm going through the applications," Mayor Jackie Crabtree said of the 24 applications received for the position of chief of police. He said he will not present the applications to the City Council nor have a committee assist him with the decision.

Pea Ridge Police December 2014 report

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

Nov. Dec. YTD

Confederate Civil War diary added to Pea Ridge collection

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

It was cold as William Vaughan marched toward Pea Ridge in March 1862, days before the battle there.

Pea Ridge School Menus

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 26

Morgan joins Bella Vista Fire Department

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Planners OK bike trail

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

At the urging of Mayor Jackie Crabtree, Pea Ridge Planning Commission members approved a bicycle/pedestrian master plan at the regular meeting.

Blackhawk Basketball schedule

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

Jan. 23 -- @ Gentry Away 4 p.m. JG, JB, SG, SB

Victim was Pea Ridge High School grad

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Marriage licenses

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

Jan. 12

Letters found; no crime committed

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

Letters recruiting members into the "Traditionalist American Knights Ku Klux Klan" were found on the lawns of residences in Standing Oaks and on Lee Town Drive Sunday.

2014 The year in review

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

Reviewing the headlines for the latter half of 2014 recalls several events that happened in the community including celebrations and news. The annual Mule Jump was canceled for the first time in its two and a half decade history.

Blackhawks pluck Eagles

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

The scoreline for Zach Davis was blank for three quarters Friday night.

Court report

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County -- Pea Ridge Dept.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

Reports were not available by press time.

Avoca Fire Department

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

Pea Ridge man arrested for assault

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

Jeremy Shane Hardbarger, 35, Pea Ridge, was found at his parents' home on Andy Buck Road Wednesday, Jan. 14, after police followed leads connecting him to the suspect vehicle.

Eighth-grade Blackhawk basketball

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

No. 2 Landon Allison

Library blessed with donations

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

Some weeks at the library are just normal, so-so happenings. Other weeks are just over the top and this past week was an over the top week! We had many interesting people stop by who had not been in our new location. Without fail, these visitors are pleasantly surprised by what they find.

Recollections

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

First amendment

posted: 01/21/2015 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."

Community Calendar

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

Cinnamon Chocolate Cake

Pea Ridge Police help Crossett Police

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Benton County Jail

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 13

In the beginning

posted: 01/21/2015 5 a.m.

The progressive movement is moving at an ever increasing pace today. The movement is thus defined by dictionaries as: "a person or organization advocating or implementing social reform through law, or new, liberal ideas." The movement believes that only man-made laws or man's social reform can improve the human condition. Therefore, only man's thoughts are considered, and only those thoughts that are consistent with the social reform concepts the movement has embraced.

Wednesday, January 14

Sports briefs

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Girls softball sign-ups set

A life of comfort

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Creature comforts -- most of us have and enjoy them. Most of us desire and seek after more of them. I'm talking about the things that make our lives easier and, well, more comfortable. Take a moment to consider the things that make your life more comfortable. What are they? How do they benefit you? What did or do they cost you? Are they worth the cost?

Is work supposed to be fun?

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

I have long been fascinated with the attitudes people have toward work. This is especially of interest in relation to farm work. Some of us remember our experiences of work on the farm very favorably. But for others, the work on the farm was reason enough for them to leave the farm. Some people like to work, often finding the work they do to be very interesting. Their work allows them opportunity to put their skills to use in satisfying ways. Others, as I have observed, seem to see work as one of the necessary evils of life, to be done only because one has to make some money to live on. They seem to see the enjoyments of life, if any are to be had, as found in entertainments and recreational pursuits outside of work. The time off from work is seen as the most attractive part of it.

Blackhawk boys on a roll, face Huntsville

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Coach Trent Lloyd's hardwood 'Hawks are on a roll, winning seven straight contests since mid-December, including the championship of the Southwest Holiday Tournament.

Many want to be chief

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Four current Pea Ridge police officers are among the 20 people -- 19 men and one woman -- who have submitted applications to the mayor's office seeking the job of chief of police.

Recollections

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Church news

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist

School news

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Primary School

Club news

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Granny's quilts of love

Pea Ridge Police Department

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Pea Ridge Fire Calls

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 5

Church's hot shooting helps Pea Ridge blow past Gravette

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Sophomore Westin Church scored 11 of his game-high 19 points the first seven minutes of the game as Pea Ridge jumped on Gravette early and often to post a 66-36 win in a 4A-1 Conference game.

Treasurer search on hold

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- City Council members tabled action on appointing a replacement for Merlene Snoderly, the city's recorder/treasurer who also served as the city water clerk.

Gurley, Ash to wed

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Brent and Leona Gurley of Hindsville are pleased to announce the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, Leann, to Adam Ash, son of Steve and LaWanda Ash of Pea Ridge.

Recipe

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Pralines

First Amendment

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

"They that can give up essential liberty to obtain a little temporary safety deserve neither liberty nor safety."

Obituaries

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Casey Lee Brace

School Menus

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 19

Lady 'Hawks defeat Lady Lions

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Pea Ridge Intermediate School Honor Roll

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Second nine weeks

Board opposes ...

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Strongly opposing a plan by Bentonville School District superintendent Michael Poore to purchase land and build a school in the Pea Ridge School District boundary, Pea Ridge School superintendent Rick Neal presented a memo to Pea Ridge School Board members Monday night.

Public meetings

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 20

Theft/fraud ring nets arrests

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Diligence and attentiveness on the part of several Pea Ridge police officers led to the arrest of two men involved in a theft/fraud ring.

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Incidents reported this past week to the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire/EMS Department include:

Friends lost in 2014

posted: 01/14/2015 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 Sept. 17 through Oct. 22, 2014. The date shown is the issue date in which the obituary was published, not the date of death.

City pays to mow property

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

After extensive discussion, the Pea Ridge City Council approved liens to be levied on property the city cleaned up in early fall. The city work happened after repeated efforts by city building official Tony Townsend failed to get the property owners to take care of the problems -- unmowed grass and, in one case, a dead tree.

College News

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Henderson State University

Blackhawk Basketball schedule

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Jan. 16 -- Huntsville Home 5:30 p.m. JVB, SG, SB

Interesting facts about Arkansas

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Between the cold weather and a large number of our patrons having the flu or flu-like symptoms, library usage is down. Sure hope everyone is on the mend soon.

Community Calendar

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 14

Jr. Lady Blackhawks

posted: 01/14/2015 5 a.m.

Times photograph by Annette Beard

Wednesday, January 7

Library is open Saturdays

posted: 01/07/2015 5 a.m.

A new year has begun with lots of opportunities and possibilities. Here is hoping we all make the most of them. Saturday, Jan. 3, was the first day to have Saturday hours at the library. Only six people visited, but in light of the weather that was understandable. The Saturday hours of 10 a.m. -- 2 p.m. will continue until the end of March.

Marriage Licenses

posted: 01/07/2015 5 a.m.

Dec. 22

Recollections

posted: 01/07/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Friends lost in 2014

posted: 01/07/2015 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 July through December. The date shown is the issue date in which the obituary was published, not the date of death.

Council votes on raise for mayor

posted: 01/07/2015 5 a.m.

Mayor Jackie Crabtree received a $5,000-per-year raise, thanks to action by the Pea Ridge City Council during their Dec. 29 meeting.

Public meetings

posted: 01/07/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 12

Pea Ridge streets reflect history

posted: 01/07/2015 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.

There's nothing new

posted: 01/07/2015 5 a.m.

To tell the truth, I don't much feel like writing a column. As I think about the possibilities, consider what I could write I'm thinking "What DO I write about? What should I say? Is there anything I can write that will help?"

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

posted: 01/07/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 29

Avoca Fire Department

posted: 01/07/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 29

Travis guides Blackhawks to perfect regular season

posted: 01/07/2015 5 a.m.

The 2013 season was a tough one for Pea Ridge. A year after making the playoffs, the Blackhawks returned just one starter and they struggled to get in the victory column.

The year in review Headlines 2014

posted: 01/07/2015 5 a.m.

Reviewing the headlines for the latter half of 2014 recalls several events that happened in the community including celebrations and news. The annual Mule Jump was canceled for the first time in its two and a half decade history.

Obituaries

posted: 01/07/2015 5 a.m.

Samuel Faye Barnes

Blackhawks win Holiday Tournament

posted: 01/07/2015 5 a.m.

The Blackhawk boys varsity basketball team gave second-year head coach Trent Lloyd his first championship while earning the school's sixth Southwest Holiday Tournament since 2005 by besting host Southwest 53-49 last week in Washburn, Mo.

Pea Ridge School Menus

posted: 01/07/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 12

Church news

posted: 01/07/2015 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist

Man arrested in connection with shootings, kidnapping

posted: 01/07/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Football, life and farming

posted: 01/07/2015 5 a.m.

How 'bout them Hogs?! Isn't it great to end the year with a huge bowl win over Texas?! The football Razorbacks have a winning record this year for a change, 7-6, and everything is looking up for the future!

Community Calendar

posted: 01/07/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan.7

Brumley did it all for conference champs Pea Ridge

posted: 01/07/2015 5 a.m.

An early-season injury didn't slow Seth Brumley down.

Abuse preceded shootings

posted: 01/07/2015 5 a.m.

WASHBURN, Mo. -- Months of threats, abuse and harassment stopped Monday, Jan. 5.