News 2015 September

Stories for September 2015

Wednesday, September 30

Traffic study planned

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

Alleviation for traffic congestion on highways providing access to Pea Ridge is planned over the next year and a study of the traffic flow has been requested.

New terminology in the 1940s

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

New things and new times bring new words. Our times have produced some new terms, just as earlier times have done. Today we have our emails and our smart phones and Facebook and Instagram and texting and laptops and tablets and apps and OSs and coding and transistors and lots of binary stuff. The 1940s also gave us new words and expressions, some of which have already faded away, and others which became so commonplace that we have difficulty imagining life without them now.

Davis to wed Kelly

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

Kori Ann Davis and Grason "Kip" Webb Kelly of Bentonville are to be married Oct. 3, 2015, at Sassafras Springs Vineyard's Chapel in Springdale.

District 4A-1 Golf Tournament

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

4A-1 Conference

Pea Ridge School Menus

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 5

Tell your JP what you think

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

On the editorial page of the Northwest Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Aug. 20, 2015, there appeared an article by Paul Greenberg titled "Why Do You Think That Is?" Obviously I was impressed because it is still in my possession just as it appeared in the newspaper. It was an opinion piece and covered several topics -- Hillary Clinton's e-mail scandal, Steve Stephen's fine as a participant in the Martha Shoffner bribery trial and the new, briefer contract offered to the teachers in the Little Rock school system. The thrust of the article is how we have become so deadened to the issue of corruption in public service areas that we no longer get involved in trying to correct it, we just accept it as "normal" and go on about our routine. Mr. Greenberg's question is something we should all consider. His question also fits into my own observation about the success of non-political candidates seeking the Republican nomination for the position of its candidate. Why do you think it is that the Washington outsiders must speak for us? Is it because we have become too content with our Smart Phone and the ability to take "Selfies" with our friends or celebrities, and bury ourselves in the availability of entertainment wherever we go and subsequently we have lost sight of the obligation to defend our own personal moral and political beliefs?

Freshmen parent brunch

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

A brunch and informational meeting for freshmen at Pea Ridge High School is set for 10 a.m. Saturday, Oct. 3.

Marriage licenses

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

Sept. 21

Retracing soldiers' steps

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

The stomp of boots on dry ground, the jangling of harnesses and the creaking of wooden wheels could be heard in the still autumn air the morning of Friday, Sept. 25, eliciting images of what was heard by farm families living on the land in Northeast Benton County now owned by the Pea Ridge National Military Park.

BCSO Jail

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 21

Church news

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist Church

Blackhawks are the lone unbeaten in the 1-4A

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

Out of town folks visiting the Pea Ridge football stadium last Friday found their hosts to be quite offensive as the Blackhawks piled up mountains of offense to dominate visiting Gentry as the homeboys outscored the Pioneers 72-34 to remain unbeaten in 2015.

Blackhawk Sports Schedule

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 1

Obituaries

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

Jackie Wayne Cox

PRMBA earns acclaim

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

"The Pea Ridge PRMBA Conversion Charter School is one of the most impressive innovative school programs I have seen, not just in the state, but throughout the nation," said Debbie Jones, assistant commissioner of learning services, Arkansas Department of Education.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 22

Al-Anon group meets Wednesday

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Holley scores seven TDs for Blackhawks

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

Blackhawk junior Zaine Holley rushed for 337 yards and seven touchdowns as Pea Ridge opened 4A-1 Conference play with a convincing 72-34 win over Gentry Friday night.

Jr. Blackhawks defeat Pioneers

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Area Events

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

Annual Turkey Shoot

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 20

Shiloh events

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

EVENTS

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Pee Wee Blackhawk Football Schedule

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

Saturday, Oct. 3

Scott to run for third term

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Pea Ridge FFA to host chili social and hayride

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge FFA 26th annual Ice Cream Social was Sept. 21,at Pea Ridge City Park.

Library full of information

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

Another Bikes, Blues and BBQ Festival has come and gone. It seemed that everywhere you went you could see and/or hear the sounds of bikes! Such a great way to help promote this section of our beautiful state not to mention the added revenue generated. I believe there are approximately 25 local charities that benefit from this event that drew a crow of approximately 400,000.

Community Calendar

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

Recollections

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Community Events

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

Weekly senior luncheon

Lady Blackhawks volleyball

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

Lady Blackhawks vs. Gentry

Court Report

posted: 09/30/2015 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Wednesday, September 23

BCSO Jail

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 14

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 14

Lady 'Hawks Cross Country

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Photographs submitted

State Capitol Week in Review

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- There have been numerous reports of good news across Arkansas in the past few weeks. Enrollment is going up at college campuses and universities.

Area Events

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Music at the Firehouse

What look is handsome?

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

We are all tired of U.S. Highway 62 being widened. The first construction man held up his hand in a stop signal. The second man, standing behind him 10 feet was waving me on. I stopped! Better safe than sorry! Number one man noticed that it was clear and within a big grin waved me on. My thought was gosh, he was good looking. almost handsome. About 30 years old, clean shaven, good posture, clothes hung well on him. My next thought was okay, number two man -- the scruffy look just doesn't do it. What does it take? Was Clark Gable handsome? No, not really. He looked like a slick gambler in the GWTW (Gone With the Wind) role. Is George Clooney? Maybe, a little. How about John Wayne? Yes, but I read one time that he spend a lot of time and effort perfecting that walk, stance and look. The women in my class at wellness center think Mark Harmon is. I prefer Scott Baluka because of those eyes. Hey, where am I going with this thinking? I said I'm old -- not dead!

School Menus

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 28

Recreation complex vision shared

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Wanting to provide a recreation complex for residents in Pea Ridge and the surrounding area, former City Council member Nadine Telgemeier along with Todd Luedtke, Charlie Clark and Terry Hissong have formed a nonprofit organization and are seeking funding to purchase property and build a recreation center.

It's pumpkin pickin' time

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

From the minuscule to the mammoth, pumpkins of many shapes, sizes and colors await at McGarrah's Pumpkin Patch which opens this Saturday, Sept. 26. McGarrah Farms is celebrating its 20th year, according to owner Dennis McGarrah, who said he's had the pumpkin patch in Pea Ridge for eight years.

Right Choices Corn Maze opens Saturday

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

SOUTHWEST CITY, Mo. -- Ten years of family fun is a milestone to celebrate and Right Choices Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch, LLC, in Southwest City is preparing to welcome visitors for its 10th season, which begins this weekend.

Garfield teen chosen as Arkansas Children's Hospital ambassador

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Community Event

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Supper and pie auction slated

Arkansas Tech open house for prospective students Oct. 10

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Moehring to run for county judge

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Annette Beard

Football: Holley, Blackhawks rush past Paris 45-0

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Zaine Holley rushed for 101 yards and a touchdown as Pea Ridge remained undefeated with a 45-0 nonconference win over Paris on Friday night in Blackhawk Stadium.

Re-enactors experience history first-hand

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Hundreds of men, women and children dressed in muslin and wool 1860s-style clothing will camp on the fields along Big Sugar Creek north of Pea Ridge along the Missouri border over the Sept. 25-27 weekend.

Being adult isn't about what I want

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

I'm an adult. I can do what I want.

Seventh-grade 'Hawks fall to Cardinals 24-8

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

FARMINGTON -- Seventh-grade Blackhawks lost 24-8 at Farmington Thursday.

Blackhawk Sports Schedule

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 24

Pea Ridge takes game down to wire

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

FARMINGTON -- Multiple onside kicks by both teams kept things exciting with Farmington holding off a last-minute effort by Pea Ridge in junior high football Thursday.

Community Calendar

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 23

Marriage Licenses

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Sept. 10

Teen accused of raping 6-year-old boy

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 13

Blackhawk Golf Results

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 14

Recollections

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Fees for door-to-door challenged

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

The fees required for door-to-door solicitation in Pea Ridge are "too cost prohibitive," according to a sales representative with the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette.

Obituaries

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Elsie Irene Fuqua

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

New books ready for reading

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Fall officially started at 8:20 a.m. today! What happened the lazy days of summer? Seems as if those summer days were anything but lazy as they flew past so quickly. The trees are already beginning to change colors. The pinecones have been steadily dropping for the past couple of weeks from my trees. I have filled a dozen garbage bags with them and will happily share them.

Jr. Blackhawks won two, lost one

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Jr. Blackhawks 16/Farmington 22

Church news

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist Church

Lady Blackhawks Volleyball

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Sept. 15

Shiloh events

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Wireless Society

Public meeting

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 30

Pea Ridge School Calendar

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Sept. 28 -- No school for students

Senior Blackhawks

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

No. 25 Cody Foltz

Focus on Faculty

posted: 09/23/2015 5 a.m.

Second Grade

Wednesday, September 16

Ordinance has far-reaching consequences

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

The Benton County Quorum Court is currently considering another septic tank ordinance. Using the term "another" is to remind citizens of Benton County that several years ago, well-meaning residents of Bella Vista proposed an ordinance that would have required septic tanks be pumped every year. Common sense prevailed and the problem -- pollution of a Bella Vista lake -- proved to be a goose problem not a septic tank problem.

Recollections

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Marriage Licenses

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

Sept. 3

BCSO Jail

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 8

Adams seeks third term on Quorum Court

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Letter to the Editor

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

Realtor speaks about septic tanks

School menus

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 21

Al-Anon group to meet

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Garfield City Council

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

City Council members approved Ordinance 163 adopting all streets in the city limits as city streets after the third reading Sept. 8. The ordinance had been read and discussed for the previous two months.

Three 1-4A teams remain undefeated

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

Two other conference teams joined Pea Ridge's Blackhawks on the list of undefeated squads after Week No. 2 of high school football action. Surprisingly, the other two teams that have also started 2-0 are Gentry and Berryville.

Weather

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 16

Shiloh Museum

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

War Eagle Mill History

Church news

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist Church

Clinard to seek another term as county judge

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- County Judge Bob Clinard thinks he should remain the leader of Benton County because it's considering what may be the single biggest project in its history.

Club news

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

New Meadowbrook EH Club

Obituaries

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

Leta Faye (Wood) Dean

Acting out history

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

TIMES file photographs

The first Pea Ridge fire station brought excitement to town

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

In downtown Pea Ridge, on the northern most block of North Curtis Avenue, there is a small white building which I would guess to be one of the least-noticed little buildings in town. Tucked in between the Telephone Company and a building materials storage shed, stands our town's very first fire station. Barely wide enough to allow the original 1948 Dodge fire truck to park inside, the little building probably could not handle any of today's fire trucks. But from about 1950, and for many years following, the little fire house served our community well, enabling our new volunteer fire department to offer protections that had never before been available in our town.

Senior Blackhawks

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

No. 1 Bradley Beavers

Avoca Fire/ EMS Dept.

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 7

Rogers man arrested in murder case

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- A Rogers man jailed on drug charges was arrested in connection with the killing of a 53-year-old Garfield man.

Blackhawks declaw Tigers

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

GREEN FOREST -- The Pea Ridge Blackhawks dominated the game Friday night at Green Forest winning 49 to 17. The Blackhawks are now 2-0 and face Paris in the first home game of the season at 7 p.m. Friday, Sept. 18, in the new battlefield, Blackhawk Stadium.

NEBCO Fire/ EMS Dept.

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 6

Not returning borrowed items is theft

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

Last week there was a news story on television news about a Rogers woman who was jailed because she had three overdue books from the Rogers Public Library. That story hit Facebook and a firestorm began. The value of the books was over $279.50. The borrower had been sent four letters and the library had attempted to reach her by telephone but there had been no response. Of the dozens of people who posted comments on Facebook most felt the action of the library was wrong. Several said it was no big deal, it was just library books. One response was that most library books were donated anyway. Not true. While a number of books are donated to the library, the odds are that most of those books have already been purchased by the library. These donated books are then offered for sale with the proceeds going to purchase new materials.

Court Reports

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County - Pea Ridge Dept.

Lady Blackhawks prevail in volleyball

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

LINCOLN -- Pea Ridge swept Lincoln (25-19, 25-15, 25-12) in 4A-1 volleyball action on Sept. 3.

Pea Ridge Fire/ EMS Dept.

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

Community Calendar

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 17

Blackhawk Golf Roundup

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

Blackhawk Golf

Focus on Faculty

posted: 09/16/2015 5 a.m.

Kindergarten

Tuesday, September 15

Lady Blackhaws win

posted: 09/15/2015 5 a.m.

Lady Blackhawks Volleyball vs. Green Forest Aug. 20

Wednesday, September 9

Focus on Faculty

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Office Staff

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 29

Church news

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist Church

First Amendment

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

"Protecting the safety of the American people is a solemn duty of the Congress; we must work tirelessly to prevent more tragedies like the devastating attacks of September 11th. We must prevent more children from losing their mothers, more wives from losing their husbands, and more firefighters from losing their heroic colleagues. But the Congress will fulfill its duty only when it protects both the American people and the freedoms at the foundation of American society. So let us preserve our heritage of basic rights. Let us practice as well as preach that liberty. And let us fight to maintain that freedom that we call America."

Black health cloud could have silver lining

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

In the good old US of A, folks spend billions of dollars participating in sports and sporting activities while many try to follow government recommendations in the consumption of the "right" food and myriad pharmaceutical products. Throw in the huge costs of health care, it sure seems like we Americans have spent mountains of money to attain something that we don't seem to be getting.

Letter to the Editor

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Family is grateful

The library has grown tremendously

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Happy to report I have finished all my physical therapy sessions and I owe a big debt of gratitude to Alpha and Omega here in Pea Ridge for their services. And I don't have to see the surgeon for three months. It is good to be pain free and back to a normal lifestyle.

Blackhawk Golf Results

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Razorback Golf Course

Recollections

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

Wise choices aren't always easy

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Do you always choose the best?

Blackhawks wallop Elks

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

ELKINS -- Pea Ridge football got off to a solid start Friday, Sept. 4, kicking off the season the same way it did last year, by throttling Elkins.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Warrants

Benton County Jail

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Reenactors experience history first-hand

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

"We certainly don't do this to memorialize our nation's worst tragedy," Steve Bailey, organizer of the Battle of Pea Ridge reenactment, said.

Missing Garfield man's death ruled homicide

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

The discovery of a man's body has brought grief and closure to his family.

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 14

Court report

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Bowie joins Angus Association

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Club news

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love

Public meetings

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 15

In whom do we trust?

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Continued from Sept. 2

Lady Blackhawks volleyball

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Lady 'Hawks volleyball

Shiloh events

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

38th Ozark Quilt Fair

Obituaries

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Jerry Lee Booth

Marriage licenses

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Aug. 27

Free passes for fourth-graders

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Community Calendar

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 9

Blackhawk sports schedules

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 10

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 31

More remembrances of Fred McKinney

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

I think everyone in Pea Ridge and at least half of the people of Benton County knew Fred McKinney. An amazing number of people came to pay their respects during the family visitation and funeral for Fred, held on Aug. 25 and 26. People knew Fred as he provided feed and seed for our area farmers over long years, as he provided baby chicks for the laying flocks and broiler houses, consulted with them about poultry practices, nutrition, disease prevention and marketing. He knew people through church, through business associations, and through political campaigns about the county. He just knew a lot of people.

ATV accident was fatal

posted: 09/09/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Wednesday, September 2

Hunter Education Class

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

Mike Jeffcoat will teach a hunter education course at Boundless Grace Baptist Church from 8 a.m. to 5 p.m. Sept. 12. There is no charge; lunch will be provided. Registration: 479-986-8711 or 479-531-7500.

Youths lied to police

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

A 17-year-old male is in the Benton County Juvenile Detention Center awaiting court after lying to police about an accident, according to Pea Ridge Police.

Recipe

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

Applesauce Cake

Obituaries

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

James William Baker

Varsity Blackhawks cheerleaders

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

No. 1 Hunter Anderson

Blackhawk Sports Schedules

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 3

Blackhawk Pride celebrated

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

TIMES photographs by Annette Beard

Remembering Fred

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

We lost another of our town's long-time patriarchs this week. Those of us who remember Pea Ridge from the 1940s and onward have never known a Pea Ridge without Fred McKinney. For many years, certainly all of my own lifetime, Fred has been in the thick middle of the business life, the civic life, the community life and the political life of our town and county.

Recollections

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

40 Years Ago

County dogs taken to PR city pound

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

Two small dogs are back home in Garfield 10 days after being placed in a kennel in Pea Ridge, while the man who tried to save them has a citation for theft of services.

Pea Ridge Academy

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

Annette Beard

Meeting not called to order

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Council members gathered, about a dozen people sat in the audience, Mayor Gary Blackburn read city ordinance no. 151, but no meeting was called to order. The notice of the meeting had been sent to each council member and to the media, but questions arose as to whether it was a "legally called" meeting, Blackburn said.

Shiloh events

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

Historic Film Competition

Community Calendar

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 2

Remembering Fred McKinney

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

My best memory of Fred McKinney is him sitting in his office chair figuring up my bill. He always took a minute to visit with me. He had walked me through the 4-H chickens project a couple of of timea and he always encouraged me to do the Brightwater correspondent column. He knew that small communities soon lost their flavor and personalities after they lost one room school houses, churches and post offices.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Department

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 18

Between the seasons

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

While high school football and collegiate football gets into their first week of erstwhile competition, minor league baseball enters its final week of the regular season. We are a week away from NFL football's season openers with major league baseball teams entering the final 30 games of the 2015 regular schedule.

Public meetings

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 1

Court Reports

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

School Menus

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 7

Letters to the Editor

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

Grannies are grateful

NEBCO Fire/EMS Department

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 23

Pea Ridge Museum burglarized

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Museum was burglarized, a door damaged and donation money stolen, according to Pea Ridge Police.

Blackhawk Golf Results

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 18

New books in library

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

The City of Pea Ridge lost an icon last week with the passing of Fred McKinney. I did not know him well but admired him for all he did for this area. He was instrumental in starting a public library in Pea Ridge and served on the first Library Board of Trustees. Our deepest condolences to his family.

Are Christians to go on offense?

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

For over 2,000 years, people who encounter Jesus in the pages of the New Testament find themselves transformed. And week after week, they then gathered to sing and celebrate the breaking of his body and the shedding of his blood. Then we find in the pages of the Bible the church grew by the thousands. Today? Not so much. Why? One cause might be that instead of holding true to the message of Scripture, holding to its authority and inerrancy, it seems Christianity is continually adjusting the Gospel message to fit what society believes instead of putting it out as it should be; unadulterated.

View the heavens at Hobbs State Park

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Church news

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist Church

Septic inspection questioned

posted: 09/02/2015 5 a.m.

It hasn't been too many years ago that a couple of people from Bella Vista were trying to get the Benton County Quorum Court to pass an ordinance to require the periodic pumping of all rural septic tanks in the county. The potential cost to the residents, regardless of whether the tank needed to be pumped or worked perfectly, was an afterthought to the persons suggesting the need to "protect our water supply." Numerous meetings were held including speakers from the Benton County Health Department. The situation that prompted this proposal came from some problems in an area of Bella Vista near a lake that finally was attributed to geese polluting the lake, not septic tank leakage. Hours were devoted to meetings and there was a lot of money spent, including Bella Vista Village management, before the issue was dropped. Yet another attempt to "cry wolf" by some well meaning, but uninformed, people getting the Quorum Court involved in their problem. A lot of homes were built in Bella Vista by builders who put in steel tanks -- legal at the time -- and had poorly designed drain fields or discharge lines that actually were expected to flow uphill to work effectively. No amount of pumping of working systems would correct the improperly designed and installed systems' malfunctioning.