News 2015 October

Stories for October 2015

Wednesday, October 28

Recollections

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Pea Ridge Jr. Blackhawks beat Berryville Jr. Bobcats

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Harvest Happenings

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 28

Community calendar

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 29

Library is a good place for visiting, too

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Last Wednesday 15 children from The Kid's Academy walked to the library to participate in our Story/Craft Hour. After Ms. Jackie read a story, the children went outside to the picnic tables and painted pumpkins with washable markers. It was a joy to just watch them as they drew on their pumpkins. As the painting was winding up, some ladies from the dentist office next door came over and gave each child a bag with a toothbrush and a tube of toothpaste. These cute, polite and well-behaved children then walked to McDonald's for lunch.

Blackhawk juniors

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Miranda Morgan, No. 79

Obituaries

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Paula Kay Bowman

Davis has military heritage

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Jock Davis, born in Malvern, Ark., on Oct.12, 1924, served 37 years in active duty and reserve service in the U.S. Army.

Veterans photos wanted

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Two alcohol permits sought

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Two conditional use permits governing the use of beer and wine are to be considered during a public hearing at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 3, in City Hall. The requests are for Big Sugar Golf Club and Luis Avelar, 150 S. Curtis Ave.

Consider the consequences of legislation

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

A recently scheduled meeting of the Quorum Court's Legislative Committee was cancelled due to a conflict with other committees and will be rescheduled at a later date. This is the committee that is reviewing the proposed septic tank ordinance that would require an inspection of the septic system on rural property before it can be sold. Originally this proposal was forwarded to the Quorum Court's Committee of the Whole, but was returned to the Legislative Committee to obtain more information on its practicality. Even many homes inside the city limits of large cities, such as Rogers, are on septic systems because the terrain frequently makes running sewer lines up and down hills impractical. I have never heard a count of the number of homes on single property septic-type systems. However many areas in Bella Vista did not have access to city sanitation systems -- sewer lines -- when they were constructed and Bella Vista was not a city. Ironically, the only areas being subjected to the inspections under this proposal are the homes in "rural" Benton County. The Quorum Court does not have the authority to approve an ordinance that would affect property within any city limits even if the home is on a septic system. That doesn't sound very effective to me if the purpose of the ordinance is to protect the quality of our water supply from a possible defective system.

Marriage Licenses

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Oct. 15

Public meetings

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 29

Grandma's Pumpkin Cake

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Pumpkin Cake

Pea Ridge School Menus

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Nov. 2

Church news

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

First Baptist Church, Pea Ridge

Hooten's Arkansas Football

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

WEEK 9 PREDICTIONS -- 4A-1

Intermediate School Ambassadors

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Photographs submitted

Things went as expected

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

In the 4A-1 District, things went according to the odds, with the top four squads in the conference putting some distance between them and the lower tier in the competition.

Blackhawk Sports Schedule

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 29

Hobbs Happenings

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Eagle Watch cruises offered

Teachers benefit from Walmart Teacher Rewards Program

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Habit Leaders of the Month named

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Photographs submitted

Pea Ridge School Calendar

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Nov. 25 - Friday, Nov. 27 -- Thanksgiving break; no school for students

Blackhawk Golfers finish season

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Community Event

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

HAM class offered

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 18

Pea Ridge Fire/EMs

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Reports were not available at press time.

It's been an unusual year, as usual!

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

I have often heard Arkansas people remark about the Arkansas weather, that if you don't like the weather today, just wait 'til tomorrow, and it'll be different. I have often said that in Arkansas, we seem never to have normal weather, just unusual or weird weather. I thought earlier in the year, in the Spring and early Summer, that rather than very changeable weather, we were having unusually wet weather, and consistently so. Even in August this year the lush lawn grass was growing and growing and needing mowing every week or 10 days. I remember that in so many years past August has been a brown month, and Otter Creek, which runs through our farm, would go dry during much of August. I came to expect the fall rains to start in September or October. This year, after the wet Spring and early Summer, we had a drought in September and October. It's been an unusual year; but to have an unusual year is not unusual in Arkansas!

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 10/28/2015 5 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 25

Wednesday, October 21

Council rejects contract with county

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Safety concerns on U.S. Highway 62 dominated the discussion from members of the audience Tuesday at the beginning of the City Council meeting. Several residents spoke asking the city for signage and decreased speed limits on the highway near the intersection with Wimpy Jones Road where the road narrows from five lanes to three.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Marriage Licenses

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Oct. 9

YCB sign-ups

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Youth Competitive Basketball sign ups are scheduled for noon to 6 p.m. during parent teacher conferences Monday, Oct. 26, at the Intermediate School. Cost is $35, four fourth-, fifth- and sixth-grade boys and girls.

Entries wanted for Veterans Parade

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 11

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 11

Students sell writing

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Ghostwriters in Ms. McClellan's class will sell anthologies of their writing from 12:30 to 6:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Middle School lobby. The cost is $5 cash only for pre-orders. Sales of the anthologies are to cover the publishing cost and use the profit on the Angel Tree.

Congratulations, runners!

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 12

Hobbs happenings

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Join Mother Nature as she introduces her many woodland friends at Hobbs State Park -- Conservation Area's "Living Forest" on Saturday, Oct. 24.

Community Calendar

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 21

Pee Wee Homecoming royalty named

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Photographs courtesy by Brandon Davis

Public meetings

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 22

Choose: Rhetoric or reality in leaders?

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Now that we have the first Democratic Party debate to compare with the Trump traveling sideshow -- brought to us by the Republican Party -- it is time to pause and reflect on what we now know -- or don't know. The Bernie and Hillary "give away" show reminded me more of two children talking about the old television program "Can You Top This?"! If I hadn't studied economics in college and hadn't come to grips with the self-interest of human nature, they could easily appeal to my own desire to "have it all for free."

It's why they play the game

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

After a rip-roaring great season in 2014, a lot of Blackhawk football fans were looking for more of the same in 2015. In fact, the team was off to a 5-0 start this year to run their regular season winning streak since 2013 to 15-0, before doing battle with top tier teams Gravette and Prairie Grove.

Caught!

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Photograph courtesy of Mark Easterling

Jr. 'Hawks beat Tigers

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge moves to 4-0 in conference with a win over Prairie Grove Junior High Thursday.

Lady Blackhawks Volleyball results

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Lady Blackhawks vs. Huntsville

Recollections

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

School menus

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 26

It's craft fair time again!

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

I've never been a big craft fair goer, but crafting fascinates me. I don't remember craft fairs so much in "the old days," but I think craft fairs have a way of preserving and keeping alive some of the skills and practices from "the old days."

Harvest Happenings

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 24

Obituaries

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Jerry Gene Arnold

Court Report

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Become as a child

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Jesus said, "Let the little children come to me, and do not hinder them, for the kingdom of God belongs to such as these. Truly I tell you, anyone who will not receive the kingdom of God like a little child will never enter it."

Church news

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist Church

Pick up a good mystery

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Ghosts and goblins and witches and pumpkins abound alongside Halloween books for children in the Pea Ridge Community Library. Curious George and Charlie Brown books and dozens of others are displayed in the children's area. What could be better for the adults than a really good mystery novel by James Patterson, John Sanford, Lee Childs, Patricia Cornwell, Sue Grafton, Janet Evanovich or by one of your other favorite writers. Agatha Christie mysteries have been popular for years and we have several to choose from. How about a book about Ghosts of the Ozarks?

Parents can help students

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Teaching students find appropriate ways to address bullying as a victim or bystander can be a challenge. There are many different ways to teach resilience, patience, understanding and kindness to students. Empathy is a great tool to help bullies, bystanders and victims learn to understand why bullying occurs and approach each interaction with compassion and understanding. For parents, it is important to teach your children about empathy, learning to see the world from another's point of view.

Blackhawks defeated by Tigers in Homecoming game

posted: 10/21/2015 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge had its 15-game regular season winning streak snapped a week ago in a 22-12 loss to Gravette, taking some of the luster off a matchup between two of the expected top teams in the 4A-1.

Wednesday, October 14

Avoca Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Public meetings

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Tuesday, Oct. 20

Recollections

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Differ between tattling and telling

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

Bullying can happen in many forms: physical, verbal, written, social, and electronic. No matter the form, the results can be severe if not addressed.

Townsend Way is open again!

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

I am, as we say, a happy camper! That is, I am a happy driver, a happy street traveler in Pea Ridge. Townsend Way is open again after many months of being gated off. Yesterday I drove from Carr Street east toward Subway, turned right onto the south leg of Townsend Way, crossed Slack Street, and made my way to the recycling bins near the Emergency Services building. Townsend Way is open between Subway and McDonalds, as usual, but the gate no longer blocks the street leading over to Carr Street. To me that is major, major gain for getting around our town without over-reliance on the most crowded of our streets.

Warnings against worldliness in the church

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

In some ways I like getting older. For instance, the older I get, the closer I am to going home to be with the Lord -- unless for some unfathomable reason He should decide I will be around for long after the normal allotted life span. I feel I've already done that in a way as I turned 65 my last birthday and the doctors told me when I was 23 I would be very lucky to live to be 25. If I'm to take that at face value, I'll probably live to see things come to pass I've only seen written in the pages of Scripture.

Mules' personalities shine

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

Annette Beard

Homecoming Tailgate Party

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

Tailgating for Homecoming is Friday, Oct. 16, with a pep rally and then the Powder Puff football game on the football field.

Jr. Hawks declaw Lions

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Blackhawk winning streak ends

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

Jordan Burnett ran for 125 yards and two touchdowns as Gravette ended Pea Ridge's 15-game regular season win streak with a 22-12 victory on Friday night.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 6

Home business OKd

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

In a short Planning Commission meeting, city planners approved a conditional use request from Jennifer Villines who said she is opening an online children's boutique that she will run from her home.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 4

Family Dental Clinic is open

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

Working together is enjoyable for the ladies at Pea Ridge Dental Clinic, Dr. Crystal Norton said.

Remembering kitten balls and 'work up' ballgames

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

I was sitting in the bleachers with several women watching a fast pitch ballgame and I made a statement that when I was a kid there were only two kinds of balls -- a baseball and a kitten ball. They soon let it be known that they had never heard of a kitten ball. That left me wondering if I'd had another memory failure. We all know how skittish and unreliable memory can be. My sister in Iowa and I do a lot of reminiscing when we are together and we've found that we often remember things differently. The first thing after I arrived home was dial my sister.

Marriage Licenses

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

Oct. 1

Benton County Jail

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 5

Homecoming 2015 Parade

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Homeomcing Parade lineup will begin at 1:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 16, behind the high school and travel down the bus lane between the Middle School and Primary School.

Lady Blackhawk Results

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

Lady'Hawks vs. Prairie Grove

Area Events

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

D.A.S.H. to Remember

Shiloh Museum

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

Life of Searcy County Woman

Church news

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Boundless Grace Baptist Church

Club news

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Granny's Quilts of Love

Golfers go to state

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Obituaries

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

Ferold Gene Arend

Sadie takes the prize

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

"Help her out here," Kent Morris encouraged the crowd Saturday afternoon when Sadie balked as the jump curtain was raised to 64.5".

School menus

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 19

Working together to end bullying

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

Bullying among children has hit near epidemic levels. It is estimated that nearly one in three students has been bullied, while nearly 70 percent of children have witnessed someone else being bullied (Stopbullying.gov). In another survey, more than half the students surveyed reported having had something hurtful said about them online (bullyingstatistics.org). The increased use of social media among children only appears to be raising these statistics. So how is Pea Ridge Middle School combating this growing problem?

Blackhawk Homecoming 2015 Court

posted: 10/14/2015 5 a.m.

Seven Pea Ridge High School seniors were selected as Homecoming maids for 2015. One will be named Homecoming Queen Friday night in a ceremony beginning at 6:15 p.m. in Blackhawk Stadium.

Thursday, October 8

Coon hunting origins of mule jumps

posted: 10/08/2015 5 a.m.

Raccoon hunters have used mules to jump fences for years. Jumping mules for entertainment began in Pea Ridge nearly 30 years ago as just one of many events of the 1985 fall festival called "Battlefield Daze," sponsored by the Pea Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

Wednesday, October 7

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 28

Autumn activities announced at Library

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

What a glorious fall we are having. The weather is delightful, the Blackhawks and the Razorbacks won their games over the weekend -- all is right in our world! The library has been busy with many people checking out books, doing research and/or using the computers. October is starting out to be a very busy month with a variety of activities for all ages in our immediate area and across our beautiful state.

Obituaries

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Mike Alan Finn

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 27

About the cover

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Rooster cleared the jump for owner Becki Payne in 2010.

27th Pea Ridge Mule Jump Event Schedule Saturday, Oct. 10, 2015

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

9 a.m. Opening Ceremony

Recollections

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Shiloh events

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Life of Searcy County Woman

Pea Ridge roars to mid-season undefeated

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Like a hot knife through butter, Zaine Holley raced through Lincoln defenses with a stout offensive live paving the way for him as Pea Ridge whipped the Wolves 35-13 in Lincoln.

Jr. Blackhawks defeat Wolves

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Carson Rhine had another big game scoring four touchdowns as the Blackhawks beat Lincoln 34-14 Thursday at home.

Turkey Shoot successful

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Annette Beard

Mule talk

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Mule: The hybrid animal produced when a male ass (Jack) is crossed with a female horse. The mule is a sterile hybrid, meaning it cannot reproduce. Mules come in both male and female. Mules are a combination of traits of the parents with the most obvious donkey traits being long ears, narrower body and smaller hooves. The horse contributes size, speed and muscle. Other characteristics such as the head and voice (an odd combination of the bray that ends as a whinny) are a blend of the parent features. You can always tell a donkey from a mule by the fact that a donkey has a tail in essence like a lion or a cow (long tail with a tassel) and the mule has a tail like a horse (short tailbone with long hair).

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 12

Are you OK?

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

I play guitar. So do many other people. I enjoy it and I think I'm a decent picker but I'm certainly not the best. I saw a T-shirt the other the day that I'm thinking about buying that says, "World's okayest guitar player." Yup, that's me. The truth is there are a lot of guitar players, and a lot of really good ones. I may not ever be the best, but I would like to be better than okay so I practice and I work at it. Not so much for the praise of people, but for my own personal satisfaction. Not that there's anything wrong with a compliment or pat on the back from someone. Everyone enjoys, and needs, a pat on the back every once in a while.

Benton County officials weigh cleanup costs

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Benton County officials are preparing for what might be the last of the popular cleanup events.

RECOLLECTIONS

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

n 1984 Fall Fest with coon dog contest and mules jumping

Public meetings

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 12

Focus on the Faculty

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Master teachers

Holley leads Blackhawks past Wolves

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

LINCOLN -- Zaine Holley scored three first-quarter touchdowns to lead Pea Ridge past Lincoln 35-13 Friday night at Wolf Pack Stadium.

BCSO Jail

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 29

Blackhawk juniors

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

No. 61 Beau German

Benton County Restaurant Inspections

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Information is from state Health Department records. All reports are from regular food service and food store inspections unless otherwise noted. Critical violations are defined as items relating directly to factors that lead to food-borne illness and must be corrected immediately. Noncritical violations are defined as items that relate to maintenance of food operations and cleanliness.

Police/school staff train together in drill

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

"Attention, please!"

Sponsors

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Arvest

Community Events

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Weekly senior luncheon

Area Events

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Lunch for seniors

County roads improved

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Working long hours, Benton County Road Department employees are trying to get Guthrie and Miser roads improved before winter weather, according to Jeff Clark, administrator of public service (head of Road Dept.).

Price of gas has gone down

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

I have an old picture I like to go back and see again from time to time, picturing the Pea Ridge Day Station in downtown Pea Ridge during the 1930s. The station had been built by Clyde "Pea Ridge" Day, the famous baseball pitcher, in 1930, at the main downtown intersection. We might now say it was located at the intersection of North Curtis Avenue and West Pickens Street. I like to look at the picture again because the sign in front lists the price of gasoline at 11 1/2 cents per gallon.

Pea Ridge National Military Park announces prescribed burns

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Jumping mules tradition part of Ozarks

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Autumn in the Ozarks means

Mule Jump is Saturday

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

The 27th annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump is Saturday.

Blackhawk sports schedule

posted: 10/07/2015 5 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 8

Tuesday, October 6

Ambassadors to help students

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

As adults, we try to teach our kids to be kind, yet also stand up for themselves when conflict arises with peers. We try to show children the two sides of getting along with people. The hope is that our kids do not become bullies to others and themselves to not be bullied. Nearly one in three students in school reports being bullied, according to statistics by the National Center for Education. Students who are bullied are more likely to skip school, have poor grades, and report an increase in depressive and anxiety related symptoms.