News 2015 March

Stories for March 2015

Wednesday, March 25

Shiloh happenings

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

Let Freedom Ring!

Hall's successes built on family heritage

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

"Ball" was his first word. Of course, with an elder sister and brother playing basketball, a father coaching and a mother coordinating a youth basketball program, he was surrounded by balls -- specifically basketballs.

Improvements raise ISO ratings

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

Residents in the county within the Pea Ridge Fire Department area should see an improvement in their fire insurance rates after the Insurance Service Office inspection resulted in improved ISO ratings, according to Fire Chief Jamie Baggett.

Sermon, show align

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Marriage licenses

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

March 12

School, business officials discuss construction needs

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- More than 70 northwest Arkansas educators, students and industry representatives gathered Tuesday to discuss how businesses and schools could respond to a shortage of workers in construction trades.

Police try to reunite dogs, owners

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

Police Chief Ryan Walker said the numbers presented for dog euthanized by Pea Ridge do not reflect an accurate picture of the way the city handles dogs found and picked up by police.

Dogs tags required

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

Dogs within city limits are required to have a current city dog tag, according to Pea Ridge city ordinances. Tags are available during the month of April at City Hall during regular business hours (8 a.m.-5 p.m.). Owners must show proof of current vaccinations.

Jr. Lady 'Hawk tracksters

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

Jr. Lady Blackhawks Track includes Samantha Bott, Cailey Bowie, Alayna Brown, Breanna Brungardt, Kynley Burton, Jade Buttry, Stephanie Chase, Hollyn Davis, Shelby Dunlap, Ellie Ewald, Jessica Forest, Mac France, Shae Gilbertson, Reese Greene, Ashlynn Humphrey, Aurora Hupp, Makayla James, Bailee Johnson, Shelby Lazar, Emily Loewe, Madison Maguire, Karissa Martinez, Kadense McDonald, Mackenzie McTier, Meredith Mitchell, Cassidy Mooneyhan, Kimberly Ortiz, Chelsea Pederson, Madison Pitts, Porscha Polanowski, Vittoria Polanowski, Kira Rhinehart, Destiny Roughton, Belle Rowlee, Kailyn Shackleford, Mackenzie Shirley, Darien Smith, Emma Stein, Mariah Thomas, Nicole Turner, Johanna Vanaman, Elizabeth Williams and Kieleigh Williams. Coach is Anya Bruhin.

Pea Ridge School Menus

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, March 30

Easter events

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

Saturday, March 28

Letters to the editor

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

Flags accepted

Music at the firehouse

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- The 2015 season of NEBCO Fire/EMS presents "Music at the Firehouse! with The Black Oak Band" kicks off from 7-9 p.m. Saturday, April 11, at the NEBCO Community Center, U.S. Hwy. 62 and S. Wimpy Jones Road, Garfield.

Recollections

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Waxing appointment garners indecency charge

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Signs of Spring abound

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

It's been a weird, wintry winter. I'm ready for Spring. I have already announced to several of my friends that Spring is here. Of course that was partly wishful thinking. But now the calendar is saying that Spring is here, and I can almost hear a chorus of rejoicing arising.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Book signing slated with Bible lady

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

Even though we have another week to go, we are busy bidding goodbye to March and taking out St. Patrick's Day decorations and replacing them with a Spring and Easter theme. We're looking forward to warmer temperatures but not the spring storms we are sure to have.

Arkansas State Police

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

A three-vehicle collision backed up traffic on U.S. Highway 62 for nearly an hour Thursday, March 12, 2015, according to Arkansas State Police. The accident happened when a silver BMW driven by Kalea Deeds and a cement truck driven by Leonel E. Herrera for Tune Concrete collided head-on. A black BMW traveling behind the silver BMW then hit the vehicles.

Restaurant Inspections

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

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

Trent Loyd named Coach of the Year

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

Trent Loyd threw a young Pea Ridge basketball team into the fire from the get-go this season.

It's good to see character in leadership

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

If you take time to read this article, please realize it is not about race and it is not about coffee. It is about a small segment of America's corporate business community and the importance of character in leadership. It contains some names we all recognize, and some very few of us have had occasion to hear, but most of all the purpose is to applaud the willingness of a leader of a successful United States company that is willing to take some risks in hopes of making a difference.

Council concerned for dogs

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

Concern for a high euthanasia rate for dogs picked up by the city's Police Department prompted representatives from Spay Arkansas, Humane Society of the Ozarks and Phenom-A-Dog, as well as area residents to attend the March City Council.

Church news

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist,

Avoca Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, March 16

Public meetings

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

Thursday, March 26

Community Calendar

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, March 25

First amendment

posted: 03/25/2015 5 a.m.

"If large numbers of people believe in freedom of speech, there will be freedom of speech, even if the law forbids it. But if public opinion is sluggish, inconvenient minorities will be persecuted, even if laws exist to protect them."

Wednesday, March 18

Annual city clean-up dates April 14-18

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Keep Sugar Creek Road dirt, residents say

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Several area residents appeared before the City Council expressing opposition to Benton County's plan to pave Sugar Creek Road.

Lady Blackhawks score in track

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Be transparent: Tell the public

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

In Arkansas, we are blessed with a very strong, very well-defined Freedom of Information Act. Not all states in our nation fare as well.

Man arrested for drugs

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Obituaries

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

Rodger Lee Davis

Public meetings

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, March 17

Easier to obey ultimately

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

One of my favorite books of the Bible is Jonah. Not just because of the miracle of Jonah being swallowed by the great fish or the comparison of Jonah being in the fish for three days to the time between the death of Jesus and his resurrection. If you will read closely, everyone and everything in the story of Jonah obeyed God. The crew of the ship, the wind, the sea, the great fish, the people of Nineveh, the plant, even down to the little worm. They all did what God wanted done.

Community Calendar

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, March 18

Club news

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

New Meadowbrook EH Club

Recollections

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Court Report

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Blackhawk Sports schedule

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

Lady Blackhawks Softball

Jr. Blackhawks win track at home

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

Capping a day of track and field events at Blackhawk Stadium Monday, the junior high boys and girls both won first place and Drew Winn won the overall high point for the boys, coach James Ortiz said.

Kindergarten registration

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Lady Blackhawks defeat Springdale

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

Blackhawks vs. Springdale

Hobbs Happenings

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

Spring Break Camp

Longing for the 'Old Days'

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

I've never thought of myself as longing for the old days, but recently I think I came across a good reason to do so. Actually, I have normally opposed the over-sentimentalizing of the old days which is often associated with longing for the old times. My thought is that each of us needs to live in our own time, and that just wishing for things to be like they used to be is pretty much a loss of time that otherwise could be constructively lived.

BCSO Jail

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, March 10

Student expelled

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

In a brief special School Board meeting Monday night, Pea Ridge School Board members voted to expel a 16-year-old male student after hearing evidence from assistant principal Chip Greenwell and a recommendation from superintendent Rick Neal.

Dog tags required

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

Dogs within city limits are required to have a current city dog tag.

Church news

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist

Marriage Licenses

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

March 5

Refreshing to see multi-sport athletes on high school level

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

K.J. Hill, C.J. O'Grady, and J.J. Watt have more in common than using initials in their names.

Neil named to School Board

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

Jeff Neil, president of Arvest Bank, Pea Ridge, was selected to fill the vacancy on the Pea Ridge School Board.

New buses for school

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

With an aging school bus fleet, Pea Ridge School bus superintendent Cameron McNabb was faced with difficult decisions.

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, March 9

Donations appreciated at the library

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

Hope everyone was able to get outside and enjoy the beautiful weather over the weekend. Sure hope we have seen the last of winter.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, March 9

Senior Softball Lady Blackhawks

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

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State of the City

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge continues to grow, the Census Bureau has our estimated population of 5,026 as of April 2013, which reflects a population change of 1.5 percent from April 2010 to April 2013. Our location, residential development, business environment and schools continue to attract new residents.

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 03/18/2015 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Schools are dismissed for Spring Break March 23-27.

Wednesday, March 11

Sports brief

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Youth baseball tryouts

Military Park displays battle's history

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

The thunder of cannon fire was heard again Saturday, echoing across the battlefields of Leetown and Elkhorn Tavern as onlookers tried to picture in their minds the battle that raged there 153 years ago.

School Board seeks new board member

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

A vacancy on the Pea Ridge School Board will be filled by March 23, according to Ann Cato, School Board president.

College News

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

University of Arkansas

Marriage Licenses

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

Feb. 27

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, March 2

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, March 16

Dogs tags required inside city

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

Dogs living at residences within city limits are required to have a current city dog tag, according to Pea Ridge city ordinances.

How far back is 'a long time ago'?

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

I remember one time back in the 1970s, my daughter Jennifer asked me to tell her some things about "the old days," like back in the '50s! My first reaction at the time was to say, "Why Jennifer, the '50s weren't the old days! To me, the old days were the 1930s and the early 1940s. The old days to me were times before I was born and shortly after, the days of the Great Depression after 1929, and the World War II years of the late 1930s through 1945. When the 1950s dawned, things felt new and modern to me. We now had electricity in our house, the war was over, (although Korea was not looking good), I was in the fifth grade, and things were looking bright on the home front. I tended to think of the years 1900 through the 1920s as the old, old days, and the 1800s were a really long time ago.

Club news

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love

Area events

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

The American Legion Chili Cook-Off will be held 3-6 p.m. March 14 at the American Legion Post, 711 W. Persimmon St., Rogers.

Obituaries

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

Rodney Franklin Fletcher

New displays on view

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

As I am writing this on Sunday, March 8, 2015, the sun is shining, the temperature is a few degrees above freezing, most of the snow/ice has melted and outside the birds are singing! It gives me hope that spring is just around corner. In a few short months we will be complaining about the heat and humidity!

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, March 3

Blackhawk baseball Schedule

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

Friday, March 13 -- 4:30 p.m. @ Elkins

Lady Blackhawk softball schedule

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

March 12 -- 4:30 p.m. @ Springdale V/JV

Recollections

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Community Calendar

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, March 11

Church news

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist

Benton County Jail

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, March 2

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Celebrating PI with pie

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Tip leads to arrests

posted: 03/11/2015 5 a.m.

PINEVILLE, Mo. -- Three Jasper County residents have been arrested and charged with the Oct. 22, 2014, murder of Rodney Frederick, a rural Jane, Mo., man, according to McDonald County Prosecuting Attorney Bill Dobbs.

Tuesday, March 10

Israel asks for America's consideration

posted: 03/10/2015 5 a.m.

What started as some personal questions about ISIS or ISIL, which were precipitated by incomplete information on television network newscasts and newspaper reports, has grown into some history research and unintended consequences. Trying to better understand the political problems integrated with religious beliefs in the Middle East has been enlightening and leads me to share some of what I have encountered.

Wednesday, March 4

Obituaries

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Lilyan Constance Hershberger

Late Dardanelle rally dooms Pea Ridge

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

POTTSVILLE -- More than 5 minutes elapsed before Joey Hall finally gave Pea Ridge's boys their first basket Thursday night in Regional Tournament play.

College news

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Student awarded degree

Kindergarten registration

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

HappeninGs at Hobbs State Park

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Conservation event

Missouri Blueberry School set for March 13-14

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 24

Lady Blackhawks Softball

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Area events

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Monthly dance slated

Pea Ridge Police monthly report

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

January 2015

Ministry to mothers begins at Cross Roads Church

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Bro. Yun to share

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Looking at streets, signs

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Streets and signs are to be the focus of the Planning Commission.

New preacher at Reddick Assembly

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- There's a new preacher at Reddick Assembly of God Church and he hopes the help the church.

Sports brief

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Youth baseball tryouts

Blackhawk softball schedule

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

March 2 -- 4:30 p.m. @ Siloam Springs V/JV

Risks: Necessary, foolish and crazy

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Sometimes when I am telling of things I did as a boy, like helping my Dad build farm fences, or using the two-man cross-cut saw, or driving the tractor, I'm realizing that many parents today do not allow their children to do those things until they are older. Many, and maybe most of the things we commonly did on the farm had some danger to them. We boys in our family may have started with tasks that carried some risk at an earlier age than others. But I always felt we were very safety conscious; and when my Dad was showing us how to handle tools, or how to work, he was always showing us how to work safely. Part of learning the job was to learn the risks and how to handle the job without being careless.

Two Blackhawks to play college football

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Following their dreams, two Blackhawks will trade their high school football jerseys for college jerseys.

Dog tags

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Dogs within city limits are required to have a current city dog tag. Tags are available during the month of April at City Hall during regular business hours. Owners must show proof of current vaccinations.

Walker named chief

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Ryan Walker has been named chief of the Pea Ridge Police Department.

Public meetings

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, March 9

Streets named for soldiers in battle

posted: 03/04/2015 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: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

First Baptist Church, Pea Ridge

Fortner selected for leadership program

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Brad Fortner of Garfield is one of 22 men and women representing 15 Arkansas counties to take part in LeadAR, a leadership development program sponsored by the University of Arkansas Division of Agriculture, Cooperative Extension Service.

153rd anniversary of Battle of Pea Ridge March 7

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Alive and smiling

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Alanny Oaks is accustomed to being in a car safety seat, thanks to her mother's patient training.

Pea Ridge School Menus

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, March 9

January 2015 sales tax receipts

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

2011 2012 2013 2014 2015

Recollections

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Community Calendar

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, March 2

Marriage License

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Feb. 24

Dazed and confused

posted: 03/04/2015 5 a.m.

Have you ever been in a situation that you just couldn't make sense of and wondered what God was doing? That may seem like all the time for some of us. Sometimes, life just doesn't make sense. If you're a teenager or the parent of a teenager, like I am, life may not be making sense right now. It could be that you're going through something at your job or in your marriage that doesn't make sense right now. Maybe you just have a burden on your heart, something you know God wants you to do, that doesn't make sense.

Tuesday, March 3

Conservative Republicans meeting draws interest

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

The biggest political news in the last week was apparently not the threat of a shut-down at the Department of Human Services (DHS), which was serious enough. However, the television talk news centered around a meeting taking place in National Harbor, Maryland, just outside Washington, D.C. The meeting called CPAC 2015 was a show, maybe a sideshow to some, for potential Republican Presidential hopefuls to get some free publicity. It was officially the Conservative Political Action Conference with a lot of Tea Party undertones.