News 2015 May

Stories for May 2015

Wednesday, May 27

Remember clocks that went tick tock?

posted: 05/27/2015 5 a.m.

There was a time when nearly all the clocks we were familiar with went "Tick, Tock, Tick, Tock" as they counted off the minutes and the hours. I was realizing the other day that although I have at least one of the old-style ticking clocks stashed somewhere in my stored belongings, we have no clocks that go "tick tock" in the house now. Everything is electric and soundless, or battery-powered and nearly silent. Only two of our clocks in the house have dials of the old style, with an hour hand and a minute hand going round and round. I keep a small battery-powered dial-type clock on my desk. It even has a second hand, and if I put my ear to it I can hear the mechanism going "Cluck, Cluck, Cluck" as it advances the second hand. It is something of a reminder of the old clocks, but it is not the same. In those old clocks, the central mechanism was the timing apparatus that regulated the gears and kept the time and went Tick and Tock as it did so.

Garfield mayor admits mistake

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From Staff Reports

Streets of Pea Ridge

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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.

Blackhawk athletes awarded

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Abbye Coan Cheer, Leadership Award

Recollections

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40 Years Ago

Youth baseball teams

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Photographs by Russ Wilson

VFW collects flags

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The Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 8109 will accept torn and frayed flags along with donations to the Veterans Memorial at the Neighborhood Market in Pea Ridge from 8 a.m. until noon Saturday, May 30.

Pea Ridge Youth Baseball

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Photographs by Russ Wilson

Love declared publicly

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Celebrating 19 years of marriage on the 19th day of the month, Tami McWhorter said she had hinted to her husband about it being a special year. Little did she know what surprise he had planned.

Church news

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Freedom Free Will Baptist

Follow rules

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Rules for public use of the track at Blackhawk Stadium are for the good of all and to help maintain the condition of the facility, according to athletic director Tony Travis.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

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Monday, May 18

Obituaries

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Helen Baker

Staying informed about candidates essential

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The list of great things about America is almost endless and we should all take time every day to give thanks that we live in the nation we call home. Our generation is charged with keeping it devoted to the principles that led to its founding and continuing to be an example for all the world. We have an incredible history to cherish and we owe our forefathers and mothers a great deal of gratitude for getting us where we are as a nation.

Public meetings

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Thursday, May 28

Marriage Licenses

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May 14

Community Calendar

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Saturday, May 30

Athletes awarded for spring sports

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Female Athlete of the Year: Mikhaela Cochran, cross country, volleyball, basketball, track

Summer lunch menus

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Monday, June 1

Our help comes from where?

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I want to share a meditation on the 121st Psalm, especially the first two verses of the Psalm. The verses read this way in the Revised Standard Version of the Bible: "I lift up my eyes to the hills. From whence does my help come? My help comes from the Lord, who made heaven and earth."

Wednesday, May 20

It's time for change

posted: 05/20/2015 5 a.m.

I remember the '60s -- yes, I've heard many times "if you remember them you weren't there" and all the other tired clichés people say about that period of time, but I assure you, I was there elbow deep in it all. I remember the most prevalent idea found, whether in the hippie "free love," communes, underground music world and drug culture was "We are the generation that is going to change the world!"

Honors all living, so loved

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"Look deep into nature, and then you will understand everything better." - Albert Einstein

The Streets of Pea Ridge

posted: 05/20/2015 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.

Training leads students to jobs

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The first graduating class of Pea Ridge Manufacturing and Business Academy walked across the stage Saturday along with fellow graduates from Pea Ridge High School. Of the 30 graduates from PRMBA, 26 completed the program, according to Charley Clark, director of PRMBA.

Marriage licenses

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May 8

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

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Monday, May 11

Celebrating Decoration Days in the 1940s

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I first remember in the late 1940s our family's going for Decoration Days at the cemeteries where our ancestors were buried. That was shortly after the end of World War II, and many of the local families had fresh memories of their soldiers who were casualties in the war. I remember that it seemed so natural and right that we should be visiting and decorating the graves of the soldier boys, especially those who had died in overseas combat.

New books in library ready to check out

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"Into each life some rain must fall." Or so wrote Henry Wadsworth Longfellow, but I for one would like to see less rain and more sunshine. Although, it is nice to see how beautiful the lawns and flowers are after all the rain and warm temperatures. We can always tell when the seasons change. In winter we have many patrons seeking good books to read while the winter winds blow. But come spring, we see them less often as they are planting crops or vegetable gardens and doing yard work. When the gardens begin to produce they are too busy canning, freezing, making jams and jellies and trying to give away part of their bumper crop of zucchini to read.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

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Warrants:

Stewart receives honors at College of the Ozarks

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From Staff Reports

Pea Ridge School menus

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Monday, May 25

Summer food program feeds youth

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From Staff Reports

Public meetings

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Thursday, May 21

Church news

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Boundless Grace Baptist, Little Flock

Working to honoring veteran

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Contacted about painting a house, Randen Harmon, a contractor, felt compelled to help a fellow veteran.

Students honored at luncheon

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"You validate what I do."

Primary School Students of the Month

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Photographs submitted

Love of animal spurs career choice

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I thought my dad was a magician. My siblings did as well. Every so often, we would go out into our large backyard and he would say, "Cierren sus ojos." (Close your eyes.) We would comply, excited at what was to come.

Lady Blackhawks Softball

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Photograph submitted

Buses give rides

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Dear parent or guardians,

Garfield hires Slinkard

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GARFIELD -- In extra time at the end of an extended meeting, City Council members hired Slinkard Law Firm to fill the position of the city attorney.

Club news

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New Meadowbrook EH Club

Recollections

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40 Years Ago

Scholarships for PRHS Class of 2015

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Arkansas Challenge

Obituaries

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Maria Guadalupe Bahena Corona

Court Reports

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District Court of Benton County

Blackhawk Baseball champs win district, region

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Photographs courtesy of Brea Trundle

Benton County Jail

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Tuesday, May 12

Tuesday, May 19

Poet wants to teach English

posted: 05/19/2015 5 a.m.

By trade I would be considered a poet; however meager this title may be, I cling to it with abandon, disgracing all other entitlements and accomplishments for the sake of my art. In the past I was a simple minded individual, basing achievement on physical prowess alone, spending my days becoming accomplished in regards to the game of which I believed life was. I worked to strive and compete and become a champion embellished with laurels achieving the momentary glory which I believed was worth the chance at defeat. I would clash with others of my same ideology with the vehemence and intensity of a burning kiln, however I came to the realization that the kiln was simply a form of immolation, torturing me with the lack of permanence of the deeds I was accomplishing, and therefore I was perishing quickly, allowing for nothing of my life to remain upon my inevitable ascent into the afterlife.

Wednesday, May 13

Recollections

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40 Years Ago

Memorial Day breakfast served

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From Staff Reports

Pea Ridge Schools menus

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Monday, May 18

Hardy puts team before self

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Nick Hardy has no qualms about making an out if it benefits his team.

Court Reports

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District Court of Benton County -- Pea Ridge Dept.

Salon, boutique open doors

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A dream come true!

Community event

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Movies to be shown in park

District Champions

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Photograph submitted

Time to plant

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2 Samuel 11:1 It happened in the spring of the year, at the time when kings go out to battle..."

Obituaries

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Jackie Marvin Breeden

BCSO Jail

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Friday, May 1

Track and field: Pea Ridge's Cochran busy during Class 4A meet

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Mikhaela Cochran was busy for what might be her last high school track meet when she participated in the Class 4A state championships recently in Heber Springs.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

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Warrants:

Rain washed out regional games

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DOVER -- Heavy rain that swept across the Arkansas River valley washed out several regional baseball and softball tournament games on Friday.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

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Monday, May 4

Rezone OKd

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A rezoning was approved as were two conditional use requests for home businesses at Tuesay's Pea Ridge Planning Commission meeting.

Will we become a bookless society?

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Our world of personal computers will soon be 40 years old. The Internet, or as we sometimes know it, the World Wide Web, is just over 20 years old. But how different those inventions have made the world we live in. Some people predict that the world of the future will not see books printed on paper. They have the idea that if books continue to exist, they will be digitally recorded, and will be stored in huge computer server storage units, not on the standard library shelves as conventional books.

Shiloh happenings

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EVENTS

Club news

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Granny's Quilts of Love

Avoca Fire Dept.

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Wednesday, May 6

Summer food program to feed children

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From Staff Reports

Schools to build leaders

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Building leaders from the earliest ages is what school officials plan to do with the implementation of The Leader in Me at Pea Ridge Primary and Pea Ridge Intermediate schools.

Graduation -- a time to let go

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Pea Ridge High School graduation is Saturday. More than 120 students will walk across the stage to receive their diplomas.

Top PRHS graduating scholars

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Valedictorian:

Tigers experience growing pains

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HUNTSVILLE -- Prairie Grove's young baseball team experienced growing pains in the form of a five-inning 15-5 District semifinal loss to Pea Ridge at Huntsville on Saturday, May 9.

Tree ID class offered

posted: 05/13/2015 5 a.m.

The Friends of Hobbs Speaker Series continues at 2 p.m. on Sunday, May 17, when Dr. Al Einert, professor emeritus at the University of Arkansas, will lead a tree identification tour at Hobbs State Park -- Conservation Area. The tour will originate at the park's visitor center located on Arkansas Highway 12 just east of the Ark. Highway 12/War Eagle Road intersection.

Council agenda announced

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From Staff Reports

Church news

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Boundless Grace Baptist, Little Flock

Marriage Licenses

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April 24

Community Calendar

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Wednesday, May 13

Graduation is Saturday

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From Staff Reports

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

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The Fire Dept. run reports were not available at press time.

Baseball: Brumley leads Pea Ridge to 4A-1 title

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HUNTSVILLE -- Seth Brumley was dominant from start-to-finish Monday, May 11, as Pea Ridge routed Shiloh Christian 10-2.

Wednesday, May 6

The poor on earth need our help

posted: 05/06/2015 5 a.m.

The following are Dr. E. Calvin Beisner's comments at a press conference in Rome April 27.

Students driven to gain strength

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"I enjoyed it," Brent Ferguson said. "I thank the Lord that he gave us the opportunity to go down there. My max went up 10 to 15 pounds today. I was a little nervous around a lot of people, but it was fun experience to get to go."

Graduation comes home

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For the first time since 2004, Pea Ridge High School graduation will be held in Pea Ridge.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

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Wednesday, April 20

Coach loves to inspire and compete

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"You can't replace hard work. You may be lucky and get by with it for a while, but if you work hard at what you do, you can experience success."

Public meetings

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Monday, May 11

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

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Sunday, April 26

Benton County Jail

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Friday, April 10

Blackhawk Baseball

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Junior Bryce Beckmann, No. 15

Church news

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Boundless Grace Baptist, Little Flock

Which Jesus do you follow?

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Continued from last week.

High school adopts new schedule

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The high school plans to implement a new and unusual class schedule this fall intended to give students more flexibility and more chances to obtain one-on-one help.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

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Monday, April 20

Special Partnership hosts fun day for special students

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There were 130 students registered for the Special Partnership Track and Field Day held Friday at Pea Ridge Blackhawk Stadium, according to Sue Stacey, special education director. There were teams from the Arts Academy (Bentonville), Decatur, Gentry, Gravette, Siloam Springs and Pea Ridge involved in the day-long event.

Shiloh happenings

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Civil War Sign Dedication

New books ordered

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I hope some of you were able to take advantage of the beautiful spring weekend to get out to some of the many garage/yard sales in the area. Or maybe you took in a few of the craft fairs. It was a great weekend to do some yard work. The 36-mile Razorback Regional Greenway Trail opened on Saturday. Sure would like to walk a part of it. It's just one more reason northwest Arkansas is the place to live and raise a family.

'Hawks' strength tested

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Competition drives athletes to improve -- competition against others and competition individually for self improvement. That competitive spirit led 10 Blackhawks to the state weight lifting championships in Alma this year.

Pea Ridge School menus

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Monday, May 11

Primary School Calendar

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Tuesday, May 5

Recollections

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40 Years Ago

Original recycling: Re-purposing, making do

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I have pursued this topic before, but my column about blacksmiths last week made me think of its application in the work and creativity of our old-time blacksmiths. In my lifetime, since the 1940s, our common practices have gone from generally saving and preserving things because we might fix them someday or might find another use for them, to generally throwing old or broken things away and buying new things. To some extent this change came because prosperous times came to our part of the country in the 1950s and 1960s. When we can afford new things, there is less motivation to repair or re-purpose our old things.