News 2015 June

Stories for June 2015

Wednesday, June 24

Pea Ridge Alumni Day is July 11

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Duty is the principle thing

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

When I was young, I didn't really understand or appreciate my elders commenting on the fact that there were more of their friends and family members in eternity than here on earth. Now, as I'm well past middle age, I can appreciate that statement.

Senator gives to NEBCO

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- The new rescue truck carries essential equipment; parked in a bay at Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire/EMS Department's Station 1, the new truck runs on almost every call.

Pea Ridge School summer lunch

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, June 29

Benton County Jail

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

Thursday, July 18

Avoca Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, June 16

Streets of Pea Ridge

posted: 06/24/2015 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. It is continued from previous columns.

Obituaries

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

Flaunita May Howell

Marriage Licenses

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

June 11

Church News

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

Brightwater United Methodist, Garfield

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

Sunday, June 14

Big Sugar Golf back on track

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

Steep, wooded hillsides line the green valley bordering Little Sugar Creek, with golf greens, teeboxes and fairways nearby making up Big Sugar Golf course. The 162-acre, 18-hole, 72-par course is as much about the beauty of the Ozarks as it is about a challenging game of golf.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

Reports were not available by press time.

Community event

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

Movies in the park

Spring Soccer

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

U6 Lions --Landon Cheshire, Carter Emberson, Rohan Force, Meagan Humphrey, Aiden McDonough, Eden Power, Lainne Power and Mia Zuniga-Marquez; coached by Nadine Telgemeier and Bill Emberson.

School supplies

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Primary School

Pea Ridge man sentenced to 10 years in abuse of boy

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Hogs knocked out of World Series

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

The University of Arkansas surprised the collegiate baseball world this season by overcoming a horrendous start to their season by earning a berth in the 2015 College World Series. The Hogs weren't there long, however, losing their first two games to make an early exit.

Spring Soccer

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

U6 Sharks -- Caedmon Allen, Brylei Banda, Catherine Crumley, Aiden Garcia, Jasper Jeffcoat, Jadyn Lovell and Jax Moseley. Coached by Allen Crumley.

Fireworks governed by city

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge city ordinances allow the purchase, sale and discharge of fireworks within the city limits.

Shiloh events

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

History of Fly-Fishing

Dentist comes to town

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

A dentist office will open in mid-August if all goes as planned.

Recollections

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Thinking of old-days tractors

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

I have always been fascinated with tractors. Probably my growing up on a farm had something to do with that. But I actually had a toy tractor before we had a tractor on our farm. And, early on, before we were big enough to think about operating a real tractor, my brother Ben and I used to play tractors.

Pea Ridge man arrested for selling meth

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Pea Ridge schools gain students through School Choice

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

More than 100 students who don't live in Pea Ridge School District have been accepted into the schools through School Choice.

Recipe

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

Curried Fruit

Wheatley graduates

posted: 06/24/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Tuesday, June 23

Reading contest winners named soon

posted: 06/23/2015 5 a.m.

This past week at the library was as exciting as always! Work continues on our inventory and the shelves are looking a little bare. But things will be back to normal soon. Don't hesitate to ask if there is a book you need help in locating.

Wednesday, June 17

Pea Ridge Youth Sports

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

Photography by Russ Wilson

Recollections

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Movies in the Park

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Parks and Recreation announced that beginning June 5 and continuing every other week through the summer there will be Movies in the Park.

Benton County Jail

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, June 10

Hogs qualify for 8th world series

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

In a season that started out as one that would go down as the worst one in decades, the University of Arkansas came back late in the season to earn their eighth trip to collegiate baseball's greatest goal, the College World Series.

No bids submitted

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

City officials are reevaluating the city's handling of stray dogs.

Read the book before watching the movie

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

This week has been amazing! While the heat keeps some people in doors and reading, others are out having a great time with the local water parks and other fun destinations. We have really enjoyed all those who have come in out of the sun's heat to tell us stories about growing up in this great town.

NEBCO-VAS merger successful

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Personally and professionally, Rob Taylor knows the value of an ambulance service to the rural areas in northeast Benton County -- around Garfield, Gateway and the north of Beaver Lake.

Where has all the service gone?

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

A few days ago, I was looking into prices and options for bathroom renovations, looking for bathtubs, and so on. I stepped into a big Lowe's store, in the area where the lumber is sold. I was thinking that probably bathtubs might be close by to hardware. Wrong. I went to the service desk, not seeing anyone on the floor, and was told that the things I was looking for were on the opposite side of the store, next to lawn and garden, about a mile to the west from where I was. These stores are huge.

Avoca Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, June 8

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, June 8

Athletes sign letters of intent

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

A Pea Ridge High School graduate, Austin Hicks, signed a letter of intent to play lacrosse at Dallas Baptist University. Hicks was joined by his parents and teammates from the NWA Bulls Lacrosse Club Wednesday, June 10.

Public meeting

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

Thursday, June 18

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

Sunday, June 7

Pea Ridge man arrested for porn

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

Francisco Jose Espinoza-Hernandez, 28, was booked at 11:46 a.m. Thursday, June 11, 2015, in the Benton County Jail facing child pornography charges.

Obituaries

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

Austin John Dale Buttry

Shiloh happenings

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

Summer Kids Camp

Model A Fords on parade

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

ROGERS -- Seven 80-year-old Model A Fords in front of the 55-year-old Susie Q drive-in drew quite a bit of attention Saturday.

Freedom Fest and Car Show scheduled

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

The ninth annual Freedom Fest is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday, June 28, on the grounds at First Assembly of God Church on Weston Street. The ninth annual Freedom Fest Car Show is set for 9 a.m. - 3 p.m. Saturday, June 27, at Pea Ridge City Park.

Pea Ridge Baseball champions

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

TIMES photographs by Annette Beard

State funds to pave North Wimpy Jones

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- City officials agreed that paving North Wimpy Jones Road was a priority and that spending city money on paving Alvin Seamster Road was not as important.

Sin is still sin

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

Recently my wife told me of an incident she witnessed while grocery shopping. The person in front of her in line, had some items lying on the bottom of the cart. As she watched, the person in front of her took a couple of flat boxes and covered the items up where they couldn't be seen and then proceeded to check out, and the checker, instead of checking under the boxes (which, I believe, is standard operating procedure in any store), only checked out the items in the cart, and never looked under the boxes to see if there were any items there.

College news

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

• Elijah Stewart, a Pea Ridge Public School graduate, received the Alumni Art Students Award at the 2014-15 annual Student Awards Ceremony held at College of the Ozarks on April 8.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Pea Ridge School District notice to destroy

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Summer menus

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, June 22

Training scheduled

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

Substitute training scheduled for noon to 3 p.m. Monday, July 27, in the Professional Development Center. Packets can be picked up at the PDC prior to training and the day of training. Fingerprinting will be at about 2 p.m.

McDonald County, Mo., Jail

posted: 06/17/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, June 8

Streets of Pea Ridge

posted: 06/17/2015 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.

Tuesday, June 16

Blackhawk becomes Patriot

posted: 06/16/2015 5 a.m.

Austin Hicks, football player for the Blackhawks, is going to college to play lacrosse.

Wednesday, June 10

Pea Ridge Youth Sports Minors 9- and 10-year-olds

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Youth Sports

Battles relived

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Pea Ridge School Board hires staff

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

School Board members approved receiving 108 students into the district through School Choice. School superintendent Rick Neal said 29 of those are currently attending Pea Ridge Schools.

City/school join offices

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

Just because it's not been done before is no reason not to attempt it.

Land rezoned agricultural; tree farm planned

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

A tree farm is closer to being built on the north side of Summit Meadows after city Planning Commission members unanimously approved a rezoning request to change the zoning of the 60 acres from Residential 2 to Agricultural. Under R-2, the land was planned for apartments.

Veteran named manager

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

Retirement sent him to northwest Arkansas and back to work.

Obituaries

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

Robert G. 'Rip' Collins

Benton County Jail

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, June 3

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, June 1

Court Reports

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, June 1

Story time and craft ready for children

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

With the end of the rainy days came the summer heat. I hope you are ready with lots of sunscreen! On days when the pool or other outside activities are not an option, remember we are here ready to help you get some great books to enjoy.

Pea Ridge Youth Sports Machine Pitch Baseball 7- and 8-year-olds

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

Photography by Russ Wilson

Fireworks, food, fellowship found at Freedom Fest

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

Celebrating the birth of the nation and enjoying community, the ninth annual Freedom Fest is scheduled for 6 p.m. Sunday, June 28, on the grounds at First Assembly of God Church on Weston Street. The event has grown from nine years ago with 120 people in attendance to more than 2,000 people attending last year.

Recollections

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Notice to destroy

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

In accordance with Public Law 94-142/IDEA the Pea Ridge School District hereby gives notice of the following:

FFA officers bond and fish together on Roaring River

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

The 2015-2016 Pea Ridge FFA officers took a three-day trip to Roaring River on June 3-5. On the trip, the officers bonded and got to know each other very well through games and fun activities.

Marriage license

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

May 29

Streets of Pea Ridge

posted: 06/10/2015 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. It is continued from previous columns, the latest which ran Feb. 25.

Two School Board seats open; filing to begin

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Community Calendar

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, June 10

Razorbacks head into big week; headed to Omaha CWS

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

The University of Arkansas has a big week looming ahead with three teams in the hunt for NCAA national championships.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, May 25

Cato resigns from School Board

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

School Board member Ann Cato praised the Pea Ridge School Board and leaders as she tendered her resignation Monday night.

Summer menus

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, June 15

Elder Blackhawks coach younger Blackhawks

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

City to revamp dog contract

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

As the city's population has grown, so has the population of dogs. Pea Ridge Police receive many calls to pick up stray dogs, Police Chief Ryan Walker said.

Pea Ridge Baseball champions

posted: 06/10/2015 5 a.m.

Championship teams were awarded Friday, June 5

Wednesday, June 3

New schedule to benefit students

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Have you ever sat in an eight-hour meeting? How did you feel afterwards? Tired? Exhausted? Brain drain?

Shiloh happenings

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Summer Kids Camp

Birth announcement

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Andy Dean White was born to Jud and Jessica White of Pea Ridge at 7:41 a.m. May 27 at Northwest Medical Center. He weighed 7 pounds 7 ounces and was 19 inches long.

Student blossomed in new program

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

From the shy student who didn't visit and sat in the classroom listening to a self-professed "friendly person who likes to be silly sometimes," Sarah Crone has blossomed into a student who is as comfortable visiting with teachers and business people as she now is with her peers, including students she didn't know before this year.

Recollections

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Marriage Licenses

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

May 22

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, May 25

Benton County Jail

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Friday, May 22

Two generations coached

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Annette Beard

Church news

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist, Little Flock

Restaurant Inspection

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

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

Summer lunch menus

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, June 8

A good year for baseball

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

This year is shaping up to be a good year for baseball!

Team building while fence building

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Community service is part of education at Pea Ridge Manufacturing and Business Academy and Pea Ridge Academy. Students from both schools spent a couple of days working at Pea Ridge National Military Park moving split rail fences.

Pea Ridge Police monthly report

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

March 2015

Consider the example of the "Greatest Generation"

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Recently a brief encounter with a book titled "The Greatest Generation," written by well-known news personality Tom Brokaw in 1998, started me thinking about the changes in individual attitudes I have observed in my lifetime.

Woman arrested for arson

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

A woman who was taken to the hospital after being found unconscious in her yard during a fire investigation was taken to Benton County Jail Sunday when released from the hospital.

Buses give rides

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Buses give rides

Obituaries

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Helen Ruth Brooks

Public meetings

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, June 8

Cochran/Wise marry

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Jason Cochran and Cody Wise of Gateway were married Monday, May 25, in Eureka Springs. The bride is the daughter of Rebecca Wise Pee.

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Sunday, May 24

Area events

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Summer camps set

Water -- there's too much water!

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

For those of us who come from farming and gardening backgrounds, concern about the weather is always with us. I suppose that's why we talk so much about the weather. For some of us, a phone conversation may go like this -- "Hi, how're you doing?" (response) "How's the weather where you are? Are you getting any rain?"

Summer food program to feed children

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

NWACC honors rising scholars

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Summer reading program underway

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Well here goes my first attempt at writing an article for the Pea Ridge Community Library! Here goes nothing! I am sure that everyone will agree with me when I say that we will miss librarian, Mrs. Peggy Maddox, very much while she is away recovering from her surgery.

College News

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Ark. Tech University Dean's List

Sports brief

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Volleyball camp set

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 06/03/2015 5 a.m.

Reports were not available from the Pea Ridge Fire Department by press time.