News 2015 November

Stories for November 2015

Wednesday, November 25

Obituary

posted: 11/25/2015 5 a.m.

Janet Marie Mencl

Church news

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Boundless Grace Baptist Church

Blackhawk band scores superior for second year in a row

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Special to The TIMES

Pea Ridge School menus

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Monday, Nov. 30

Ferguson proves his toughness

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Brent Ferguson has suffered the same painful knee injury three times this season, but the Blackhawk senior offensive tackle refuses to let that get him off the field.

Hold time extended for dogs

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City officials took the first step in providing more time to find owners of stray dogs with the first reading of an ordinance Tuesday night.

One dead, four injured

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From Staff Reports

School social workers benefit students, community

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School can be a tough place for some students and is sometimes a safe haven to others. Teachers, counselors, nurses and administrators are in the schools every day helping students grow towards a meaningful and successful life. Schools consist of a multi-disciplinary team to help support children, and when possible, their families as well. As time has gone on, there has been an increase in professionals outside of the traditional school faculty and staff that have joined this amazing team to contribute to the success of students and families; one of the professional groups is school social workers.

Marriage license

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Nov. 13

Pea Ridge Blackhawks Basketball Jr. High boys, 9th grade

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No. 20 Landon Allison

Community calendar

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Wednesday, Nov. 25

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

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Monday, Nov. 16

Park office closed

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Special to The TIMES

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

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Monday, Nov. 16

Court report

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District Court of Benton County

Be thankful in all circumstances

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A cold shower is a powerful wake-up!

Shiloh happenings

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Concert and Book Signing

Benton County Jail

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Wednesday, Nov. 18

Banners discussed

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Annette Beard

Taking chances with 'The Gambler'

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SILOAM SPRINGS -- Producer/director Kelly Junkermann of Siloam Springs has made a career of taking chances with music legend Kenny Rogers. That's what Rogers once told him.

Club news

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Andante Music Club

Harmony Reynolds makes honor choir

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Special to The TIMES

Thanksgiving is a grand time of the year

posted: 11/25/2015 5 a.m.

I have come to believe that giving thanks is one of the healthiest, most fitting and most life strengthening things that people can do. So, even though in a way Thanksgiving begins to close out my favorite season of the year, I still welcome and prize the arrival of Thanksgiving Day. Of course it is not that I think of late November as the time to be thankful and of other times as times when it is OK not to be thankful -- I believe in being thankful every day and in all seasons. Just as it is good to observe a Mothers Day and a Fathers Day, while we honor our mothers and fathers each and every day, I regard a widely shared season of Thanksgiving as one of the finest life-affirming and wholesome celebrations that we can observe as a people and as a nation.

Do you every wonder 'Why?'

posted: 11/25/2015 5 a.m.

This must be my "Why is it?" week. It all started when I was approaching the railroad tracks on Dixieland Street. I noticed that cars ahead of me tapped their brakes just before the tracks. I realized I had done it also. Why? We all knew there would probably be a bump.

Avoca Fire Dept.

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Monday, Nov. 16

Public meetings

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Tuesday, Dec. 1

FFA awards presented to students

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The annual Parent/Member night of Pea Ridge FFA was celebrated Monday, Nov. 15.

College News

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University of Arkansas

Blackhawks defeat Senators

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The Pea Ridge Blackhawks are headed to the state quarter-finals for the first time in school history after beating Pulaski Robinson in a 28-27 thriller Friday at Blackhawk Stadium.

Wednesday, November 18

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

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Sunday, Nov. 8

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

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Warrants:

Legislative races spring up as filing closes

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From Staff Reports

Wind and sparks cause wildfires in Benton County

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From Staff Reports

Wind causes power outage

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From Staff Reports

Blackhawk Cross Country winners

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Pea Ridge Jr. Boys won 1-AAAA Cross Country Conference Champions! The Junior Blackhawk Boys cross country team won their Conference meet Oct. 27. Senior Boys finished fifth in the State meet.

Recollections

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40 Years Ago

Pea Ridge Blackhawks Basketball Schedule

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Thursday, Nov. 19-14

Blackhawks trounce Wildcats

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Blackhawk running back Zaine Holley and the Pea Ridge Blackhawk defense was too much for the Trumann.

City offices closed for holidays

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City offices in northeast Benton County, including Gateway, Garfield and Pea Ridge, will be closed the following dates during the holidays:

Blackhawks head to second round in state playoffs

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The gridiron Blackhawks of Pea Ridge are back in the Sweet 16, by way of a 42-6 beating of outmanned Trumann last week.

These windy fall days blow us away

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This past Wednesday was a very windy day in and around Pea Ridge. Although so far our fall season has been mild, Wednesday's blustery wind was a reminder that after a while the fall season gets serious, with temperatures dropping on down there and so on. Still, the fall is my favorite season, and I try my best to hold onto it and to ward off the winter as long as possible. I'm a little like the big sailor Nate in the comic strip Overboard, in that I want to keep the leaves stuck to the trees, keeping them green, and blocking the entry of November for so long as possible. Of course, November comes anyway, as you would expect, and the leaves fall as they do every year.

Community calendar

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Wednesday, Nov. 18

Pea Ridge School menus

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Monday, Nov. 23

Days celebrate 60th

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Celebrating 60 years of marriage, Charles and Valentina Day were married Nov. 23, 1955. They have lived most of their married life in Pea Ridge, Ark.

Obituary

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James David Grotts

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

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Monday, Nov. 9

Share your gratitude

posted: 11/18/2015 5 a.m.

As we prepare to celebrate Thanksgiving, I want to thank each of you for your hard work on behalf of our students. As I visit our schools, and visit other communities, I continue to be amazed and honored to be apart if this incredible school and community. Last Friday night our Blackhawks hosted Trumann in the first round of the state playoffs.

Shiloh happenings

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Prehistoric Music

Church news

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Avoca Christian Church

Septic ordinance defeated

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If you don't take the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette or missed an article concerning the proposed septic system ordinance in the Tuesday, Nov. 10, edition, this article may be of interest to you. The proposed ordinance would have pertained to septic tanks in rural Benton County only because the Quorum Court does not have authority to impose regulations inside a city's jurisdiction. That factor alone is enough to attract the attention of observant homeowners. Many cities have annexed areas which were not on municipal sewer systems and terrain issues have made it too expensive to run sewer lines into some of those areas. Though they are now exempt from county regulations like this proposed ordinance, they have the same potential issues as the rural systems. In the ordinance, septic tanks are referred to as "on-site wastewater treatment systems."

Thanksgiving is time to be thankful

posted: 11/18/2015 5 a.m.

With Thanksgiving a week away, many of us are busy planning menus and getting ready for the day. I hope you will be as fortunate as I am to be spending it with family. My family members will be driving in from St. Louis and Houston to spend a few days. It's been too long since I have seen them. In addition to celebrating Thanksgiving, we will also be celebrating two birthdays.

Community Events

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CORE distribution

Jello Salad

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Jello Salad

Pubic meetings

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Thursday, Nov. 19

It's your nature

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This will be somewhat familiar to those who have had cats for some time. We have had many cats (we're down to one now) and there has been one thing that puzzled me. Why do they always bring dead critters and leave them just outside the door? I mean, I've headed out the door without paying attention and stepped right in a mess of guts or feathers many times. Why?

Winn keeps winning

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Special to The TIMES

Nature writing workshop to be held at Hobbs State Park

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Naturalist, photographer, herbalist and author Madison Woods will teach nature journaling at the Hobbs State Park Visitor Center from 1 p.m. to 4 p.m. on Sunday, Nov. 22.

Avoca Fire Dept.

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Monday, Nov. 9

Garfield woman arrested for DWI after accident

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From Staff Reports

Benton County Jail

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Tuesday, Nov. 10

Sunday, November 15

Pea Ridge School menus

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Monday, Nov. 16

Wednesday, November 11

Bowie earns Eagle Scout

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Zachary Bowie, 18, of Pea Ridge, has attained the rank of Eagle Scout. He is the son of Clay and Ginger Bowie.

Doyle weds Salsbury

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Mr. and Mrs. Jamey Doyle of Garfield are pleased to announce the engagement of their daughter, Sara Brianne Doyle, to Mr. Jess Salsbury of Prairie Grove.

Club news

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Granny's Quilts of Love

Junior Blackhawks defeat Shiloh

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Special to The TIMES

Cheerleaders host meet

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Photograph courtesy of Morganne Rhine

Fly tying workshop to teach techniques

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From Staff Reports

Public meeting

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Tuesday, Nov.17

Court Reports

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District Court of Benton County

Church news

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Avoca Christian Church

Pea Ridge 100 years ago

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Our town of Pea Ridge is 165 years old this year. Of course the settlement of the little village which became known as Pea Ridge began somewhat earlier, after an 1828 treaty with the Osage Indians opened up our part of Arkansas for white settlement. I'm hearing these days more references to "The Ridge" than we used to hear. We now have a church in town known as The Ridge Church, and our athletic teams may be known as "The Ridge" teams. Actually that is not a new expression. "The Ridge" or Pea Ridge was first the name of the sizeable "ridge" (or plateau) bounded on the south by Little Sugar Creek and on the north by Big Sugar Creek, and extending east and west from present day Bella Vista almost to Garfield. Early settlers were often said to live "on Pea Ridge." That didn't mean that they lived in the town of Pea Ridge, for at first the town didn't exist, but that they lived "on the Ridge" northeast of Bentonville.

Benton County Jail

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Tuesday, Nov. 3

Blackhawks take down Shiloh again

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The regular season has ended, and the big show begins.

Wine, beer permits OKd

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Two conditional use permits for selling wine and beer were approved unanimously by Pea Ridge Planning Commission members Tuesday, Nov. 9, in the regular meeting. There were no objections voiced during the public hearing.

Avoca Fire Dept.

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Tuesday, Nov. 3

Blackhawk juniors & sophomores

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No. 33 Matt Shackleford, Soph.

Freedom fuels bravery of Americans

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On the morning of Sept. 13, 1814, a young Maryland lawyer Francis Scott Key was allowed to board a British ship to arrange the release of a Washington, D.C., physician who had been taken captive the previous month when the British invaded and burned our nation's capital.

Recollections

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40 Years Ago

Community Calendar

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Wednesday, Nov. 11

Potato Soup

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Potato Soup

Parents of teens face challenges

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A challenge several parents express is how to handle a moody teenager; but as most of us have experienced, moody comes with the age -- it's a packaged deal. However, moody teenagers still need assistance with identifying ways to cope with their own emotions and help learning how demonstrate them appropriately to peers and adults.

Blackhawks beat Shiloh

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SPRINGDALE -- Coaches spend countless hours diagramming plays, but they'd all agree that no offensive formation is better than the victory formation.

Fortner honored for years of service

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Special to The Times

Shiloh Happenings

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Prehistoric Music

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

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Sunday, Nov. 1

Restaurant inspections

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

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Calls

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Wednesday, Nov. 4

Veterans memorabilia on display

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I was one of the fortunate ones to be able to watch the Pea Ridge Veterans Day Parade on Saturday. Standing along the route and seeing veterans from World War II to our present conflicts was so emotional. We owe the brave men and women who fought and died for our freedoms so much. Thank you to all who participated in the parade to help us remember what this day is really about. November 11 was designated a National Holiday by President Woodrow Wilson in 1919 to commemorate the end of World War I. It was originally known as Armistice Day but became Veterans Day in 1954.

Obituaries

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Michael G. DePeel

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

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Warrants:

Community Events

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Thanksgiving dinner

Wednesday, November 4

Blackhawk Sports Schedule

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Thursday, Nov. 5

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

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Warrants:

Fruit Cocktail Cake

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Fruit Cocktail Cake

Lady Blackhawk Volleyball results

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Pea Ridge Lady Blackhawks came in fifth in District competition, according to coach Courtney Hurst.

Pea Ridge Intermediate School Honor Roll

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First Quarter

Obituaries

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Gary Don Shook

Avoca Fire Dept.

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Tuesday, Oct. 27

Public meetings

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Monday, Nov. 9

Shiloh Happenings

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Prehistoric Music

Veterans memorabilia wanted for display

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Each week I search for something new and interesting to write about. Sometimes I succeed and other times not so much. I begin by thinking back over the week for something out of the ordinary to share. Most times the week has gone by so quickly and uneventfully that nothing really stands out other than we have visited with some pretty good people, helped a few find a new author or genre or provided some assistance for a computer user. A lot of our time is spent doing paperwork, processing new and new to our library books and trying to find ways to keep our library a welcoming place that people want to visit.

Community Calendar

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Wednesday, Nov. 4

Pea Ridge School Menus

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Monday, Nov. 9

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

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Wednesday, Oct. 21

Baseball games kindle memories

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A couple of years ago I drove by Hudson Road and Dixieland watching the Rogers Regional Park being built. Now, today, here I sit on the bleachers of Field 6 watching grown grandsons play softball. The grass is lovely, trees planted, sidewalks, built and all necessary equipment in place. Seems like I blinked and it is done. Of course, I feel the same way about where the month of September went. August, too, now that I think about it.

The first and last are all set

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Two playoff slots are all set with Prairie Grove clinching the conference championship with their 55-8 dismantling of Berryville to grab the top seed with Lincoln whipping an undermanned Gentry squad 33-12 to take the fifth and last playoff spot from the 4A-1. Meanwhile, Gravette, Pea Ridge and Shiloh have clinched playoff spots but could be playing in three different places next week, depending on the outcome of one game Friday.

Holley, defense key Blackhawks past Eagles

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Zaine Holley rushed for 133 yards and a pair of touchdowns, and Pea Ridge's defense dominated in a 40-16 win over Huntsville on Friday night.

Club News

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New Meadowbrook EH Club

College News

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Kelly selected for Harding choir

Junior Blackhawks head to Shiloh

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Special to The TIMES

BCSO Jail

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Tuesday, Oct. 27

Recollections

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40 Years Ago

A change in tax code is essential

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Another Republican presidential candidate debate is behind us. Of course, there are others to follow, but unless circumstances change they will not be hosted by the NBC network. As potential viewers (and potential voters), we will not be in the loop when choices of network sponsors or questioners are made. Maybe that is just as well because who would have doubted the choice of John Harwood for one of the panel for CNBC? Guess that just goes to show we all have a place where we function well and need to be careful when we get out of that box. The questioning by all the panelists was poor to say the least.

NEBCO Fire Dept. receives grant

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Special to The TIMES

Planners review joint project

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Architect Steve Elliot will have the large-scale development plan ready for a new administration building that will be shared by the school district and the city of Pea Ridge in time for the December Planning Commission meeting.

Land dedicated to honor former Walmart officials

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GARFIELD -- More than 400 acres of Ozarks hills and valleys bordering Beaver Lake , the Devil's Eyebrow and Garfield city limits were dedicated Friday for a nature preserve.

School growth evaluated

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Touring the four campuses and many buildings that house Pea Ridge Schools provided School Board members insight into the accomplishments and needs of the district. Board members toured the facilities recently, then met for lunch and the October School Board meeting.

Letter to the Editor

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Family is grateful

NEBCO Fire/ EMS Dept.

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Sunday, Oct. 25

Marriage Licenses

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Oct. 23

Church news

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Boundless GraceBaptist Church

Feats of strength used to inspire

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"I'm still reaching for my goals. If I can do it, imagine what you can do. We're all capable of great things."

Food donations needed

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Bright Futures

Seedtime and harvest is essential

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In the Hebrew Scriptures, in Genesis 8:22, following the story of Noah's Ark and the Great Flood, is a divine promise that, hereafter, so long as the earth continues, seedtime and harvest, cold and heat, summer and winter, day and night, shall never cease. That promise has under girded human agricultural pursuits from ancient times until now, with its assurance of the productivity of the earth for providing for our human needs.