News 2016 April

Stories for April 2016

Wednesday, April 27

Crowder offers new course

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

Crowder College at the McDonald County Campus will offer a new course, Certified Medical Assisting Program, beginning this fall.

Detectives add to PD

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

The number of personnel in the Pea Ridge Police Department has grown as the city's population has grown and more positions are specialized.

Land annex OKd

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

Most issues facing City Council members Tuesday were precipitated by growth in the city.

Special Session limited to Health Care Grant Highway funding is increased Hi High

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- During the fiscal session of the legislature, the focus of media attention has been on the budget of the state Human Services Department (DHS), which is the single largest state agency.

Jr. Hawks take 1st in conference

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Blackhawks are co-champs of conference

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Student named national artist

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, May 2

Community Calendar

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

Thursday, April 28

Clean up grew

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

The annual city cleanup was successful.

What can you really believe?

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

I'm sure every one has had the experience of having some long held belief or knowledge turn out to be less than accurate or even untruthful.

Memories emerge at sister's funeral

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

Sitting under a green funeral tent that was shaking, snapping and extreme popping, I sent the thought to my 90-year-old sister, "See there, you are even getting a 20-gun salute."

Benton County Jail

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, April 5

Plant at capacity

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

The 30-plus-year-old wastewater treatment plant is at capacity and, without a new plant, city officials may need to consider a moratorium on growth.

Chief seeks state accreditation

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

Saving more than $8,000 by both doing the work themselves and hiring Benton County Jail inmates to work, Pea Ridge Police are installing a privacy fence around the storage facility, generator and heating and air equipment for the Pea Ridge Police Department on Slack Street.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

Warrants:

essential for us to keep abreast of political activities

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

The presidential nominating process for both major political parties continues with all the heated rhetoric we have come to expect. As Hillary Clinton closes in on the Democratic nomination, we are reminded that a major portion of her lead in committed delegates comes from "at large" delegates that can be used by the powers-that-be to swing the nomination to the candidate of their choosing. In spite of Sen. Sanders' grassroots fund-raising and enthusiasm for his cause, her lead is approaching the magic number. In the Republican Party there are more questions than answers about who the nominee will be, but the likelihood of a convention without a primary process winner looms on the horizon.

Routine traffic stop nets stolen car

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

A routine traffic stop was anything but routine recently when police discovered the car stopped was stolen.

She's not police!

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

A woman who repeatedly claimed to be a law enforcement officer and said she was working on cold-case files was arrested for second degree criminal impersonation, obstruction of governmental operations and resisting arrest.

Public meetings

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

Thursday, April 28

Lady 'Hawks finish season tied for 1st

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Blackhawk & Lady Blackhawk sophomores

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

No. 17 Hayden Holtgrewe,

Bayless Cemetery Association

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

The annual meeting of the Bayless Cemetery Association will be held at 7 p.m. on Monday, May 2, 2016, in New Prospect Baptist Church, across the road from the cemetery. All interested persons are invited to attend. For information, call Sharon Barnett at 479-640-7077 or Kathy Setser at 479-644-6414.

Health Dept. Inspections

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

Information is from state Health Department records. 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.

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, April 4

Summer is coming

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

I left the library on Thursday with a splitting headache and forgot a paper that I needed in order to write this column. Stopped by after a recycle stop and a visit to the Farmer's Market on Sunday afternoon. Imagine my surprise when I found the remains of someone's lunch -- a cardboard container, some French fries and a napkin on the bench out front. A couple of empty catsup packages were on the ground by the Nandina bushes -- less than a dozen steps from a large trash receptacle. Please feel free to use the bench but please dispose of any trash before you leave.

Marriage licenses

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

April 8

Students' writing

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

I Am

Planning Commission agenda

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Planning Commission will meet at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 3, in Pea Ridge City Hall. Items on the agenda include:

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

Sunday, April 3

Obituaries

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

Patricia Gail 'Trish' Ash

Purgatives, potions, powders, salves and tonics

posted: 04/27/2016 5 a.m.

It is amazing today to go into a health food store and to see not only the varieties of foods they have for sale, but also the shelves and shelves of medicines and supplements which are available. Even our local pharmacies are like that, with more remedies than one could name for all kinds of ailments. I am a fan of our local KURM Radio, based in Rogers, and they frequently advertise for a medicine maker called Natural Solution Labs, based in Gravette. Natural Solutions makes arthritis pain relievers, such as Happy Joints and Happy Joints Ultra, also a product to support prostate health called Happy Prostate, a product called Glucose Health to promote good system mineral balance, and a product called Perfecal, a calcium supplement, to advance bone health and prevent osteoporosis. We are surrounded by remedies of all sorts, and I haven't even mentioned all the cures one can find on the Internet or by reading some of your SPAM emails.

Wednesday, April 20

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, April 25

Community Events

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

Chicken for sale

Brother-sister team act out accident

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

Acting out the part of a teen-age driver who has been drinking alcohol and causes a car crash had an impact on Schuyler Brooks, senior at Pea Ridge High School.

Gateway clerk quits

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

GATEWAY -- City recorder-treasurer Sherry Robinette resigned, according to Mayor Frank Hackler who said he is accepting applications for the position.

Henson's celebrate golden anniversary

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

Ray and Judy Henson of Garfield will celebrate their 50th anniversary on April 21, 2016. They married in 1966 at the bride's home.

Use your gifts

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

Matthew 25:14-30 is what is often referred to as the parable of the talents. The short version of the parable is that the master goes on a journey and puts three servants in charge of his money.

Two injured

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

Traffic was stalled along North Arkansas Highway 94 near White Oak Hollow Road Wednesday afternoon as a result of a two-vehicle head-on collision.

Club news

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

New Meadowbrook Home Ext. Club

Lies, darn lies and statistics

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

Today's column title was taken (well, mostly) from a quote by Mark Twain that was written in his autobiography. He attributed that well known remark to Benjamin Disraeli, a prime minister of Great Britain in the 1800s.

Sports Roundup

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

Blackhawk Baseball

Community Calendar

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

Thursday, April 21

Blackhawk Schedule

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

Thursday, April 21

Blackhawk varsity juniors

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

Juniors

Master plan sought to improve military park trails

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Obituaries

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

June Davison

School news

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

Blackhawk Band news

Carter resigns

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Alderman Malania Carter submitted her resignation from the Garfield City Council Monday, according to Mayor Gary Blackburn.

Restaurant Inspections

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

Information is from state Health Department records. Restaurants are listed in order of inspection date. All reports are from regular food service 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.

Having a farm breakfast

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

I've known several people through the years who don't eat breakfast.

Shiloh happenings

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

Chair exhibit

Fun, fundraising for children

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Seeking to change learning culture

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

There area a wide variation of abilities among kindergarten children entering school with some knowing their letters and others already able to read.

Vol

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

If it is true that April showers bring May flowers, this area should be a floral paradise when the month of May rolls around. Board members have been busy cleaning out flower beds, trimming, pruning and raking leaves at the library. Thanks, everyone, for your hard work.

Tamale Pie

posted: 04/20/2016 5 a.m.

Tamale Pie

Wednesday, April 13

Junior Lady Blackhawks

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

Kieara Bryant

Count your burdens as blessings

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

You're never too old to learn, to be reminded of what you once learned or to be called to practice that which you knew theoritically.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, March 29

Planners want developers prepared

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

City planners approved the preliminary plat for Maple Glen Phase II as presented by developer Kevin Felgenhauer but with several contingencies.

Obituaries

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

Lee Dean Burchfield

Getting back to making a garden

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

This spring I'm involved in making a garden on the spot where I first began to learn gardening, some seventy years ago. It isn't that I haven't been making garden through the years, but this is making garden on a greater scale than I have done previously. As usual, I'm thinking about how it was to make garden way back then, and noting differences as we make garden this time around. This is a joint venture with my daughter on our home farm north of Pea Ridge.

Track results

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

PRHS all results

Enjoy BBQ, pie; support grads

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Food finances turned around

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

Growth continues to drive decisions by the Pea Ridge School Board which approved the creation of eight new positions in addition to hiring 13 teachers and aides, transferring six teachers and aides to different positions and accepted resignations of five teachers.

Getting lost leads to lessons

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

In a previous column, I wrote about going fishing with a couple of my grandsons, and what a great time we had. We had gone to a place we had gone a few years back and on the earlier trip I followed the route given me by another person -- after duly mapping it out with Google maps of course. It was the "scenic route" traveling winding roads through several small towns and mountains.

Club news

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

Beta Alpha

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, April 18

King makes 'Wright' call

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

PRAIRIE GROVE -- After Cole Wright walked the first batter of the eighth inning on four straight pitches, Pea Ridge coach John King said he was "50-50" on whether to allow pitcher Wright to finish the game on Thursday, April 7.

Public notice

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- The Garfield Waterworks is a public water system subject to regulation under the federal Safe Drinking Water Act. Those regulations require the notification of customers whenever a violation occurs and this is the basis for this notice.

REAP student expelled

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

A Pea Ridge Academy student who is currently a student at REAP, a consortium of Bentonville, Rogers and Pea Ridge school districts, was expelled for violating school policy and failing drug tests.

Fair comes to an end

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

The annual summer Pea Ridge Fair is being retired.

Community Calendar

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

Wednesday, April 13

Lady 'Hawks continue winning streak

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Marriage licenses

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

April 1

Excited to be a Blackhawk

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

Kevin Ramey was hired as the new Blackhawk athletic director Monday night.

Clean up set

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- The city clean up will be held 7 a.m. - 1 p.m. Saturday, April 16, behind the Short Stop Grill at the city shop, according to Mayor Gary Blackburn.

Blackhawk Spring Sports Schedule

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

Thursday, April 14

Blackhawks continue wins

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Public meetings

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, April 19

Arvest gives to Diamond Hogs

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

School news

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

Primary School Musicals slated

Junior 'Hawk track takes 1st

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Who the real heroes are

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

Tonight marks the last professional basketball game for the Los Angeles Lakers future Hall of Fame honoree Kobe Bryant. You didn't know that? Not surprising.

Parental involvement is key to student success

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

Parental involvement in schools has shown to be a strong force towards student success. When schools are able to collaborate with parents on an individual student's need, the school has an opportunity to provide more supports and services. The National Education Association reports that research shows that students whose parents are involved in their education are more likely to:

Church news

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church

Black Chocolate Cake

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

Mom's Black Chocolate Cake

Story Hour meets Wednesdays

posted: 04/13/2016 5 a.m.

Someone asked me recently how long we had been in our current location. Three years ago we made the move but honestly at times it seems as if it were last week and other times it seems like this has always been our home. I guess we will officially be "settled" with the completion of the Multi-Purpose Room. Everything appears to be on track and soon we will be shopping for a refrigerator, tables, chairs, window coverings, etc. We are looking forward to holding the summer reading program party in the multi-purpose room.

Wednesday, April 6

Lost, then found

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Once when my son was about 4 years old, we were at the grocery store picking up a few items and instead of holding my hand, he wanted to be free to run up and down the aisle. I was in a hurry (as always) and I didn't find every item on every shelf to be near as interesting as he seemed to so I kept telling him to come on and quit grabbing stuff. He wasn't listening very well so I decided I would teach him a lesson.

Council member objects

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Concerns about a septic system and open well on property developed as Elkhorn Ridge subdivision motivated Pea Ridge City Council member Bob Cottingham to vote against final plat approval at the special Pea Ridge City Council meeting Thursday, March 24.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Community Events

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Chicken for sale

New Arkansas books donated

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

I spent the first two days of last week home with some terrible bug and spent the next two playing catch-up. Seems like everyone has been sick with something lately. Thanks Patty and Warren for keeping everything running smoothly.

Shiloh happenings

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Chair Exhibit

Garfield Agenda

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Garfield City Council

Beta Alpha installs officers

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Blackhawks win two games

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge 2, Gentry 1

Mama Zee has many ties

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Thin ties, wide ties, patterned ties, solid colored ties -- Mama Zee has 2,000 ties and is still looking for more.

Thinking about doing without electricity

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

I've been thinking lately about developments which through the years have radically and rapidly changed the ways we live our daily lives. The world of computers and the Internet has become one of those big developments, and except for some of our dedicated holdouts, people both young and old have become major users of the technology. But before there could be computers and communication networks there had to come some more fundamental developments upon which the world of electronics would be able to build. I'm thinking about the development of electrical power generation on a major scale, and about the near universal availability of electricity in our communities and individual homes. Having electricity in almost every home was becoming a possibility in the late 1930s and early 1940s, during the Roosevelt Administration, when the REA (the Rural Electrification Administration) began making home and farm electricity available all over the United States. New hydro-electric dams were going in, new lakes forming -- Hoover Dam in Colorado, Table Rock in Missouri, Greers Ferry, Norfork and others in Arkansas, including eventually our own Beaver Dam.

Varsity Blackhawk boy tracksters

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Pea Ridge Intermediate School Honor Rolls

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Third nine weeks

New athletic director to be named next week

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

A new athletic director is expected to be named next week, according to school superintendent Rick Neal.

Benton County Jail

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, March 29

Lady 'Hawks go 2/1 in tourney

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge 12, Gentry 0

Special Session limited to Health Care Grant Highway funding is increased Hi High

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- The legislature begins several weeks of intense activity when it is scheduled to convene in special session on April 6, followed by a fiscal session that is scheduled to begin on April 13.

Court Report

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Blackhawk Pride students

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Photographs submitted

Farmers' Market to open

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Politics is no joking matter

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

April Fool's Day has come and gone and the ultimate April Fool's Day joke turned out not to be a joke. There has been no doubt in my mind that on April 1, Donald Trump would call a news conference and tell the world his campaign for the United States presidency was actually just a big joke. I guess the only joke is actually on me.

Scott gives to Fire Department

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

A $15,000 grant from Arkansas State Representative Sue Scott was presented to Pea Ridge Fire Chief Jamie Baggett last week.

Students certified as storm spotters

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Community Calendar

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Thursday, April 7

Public meetings

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, April 12

Obituaries

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Norma Lee Hoback

The good, the bad and the other

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Being a football quarterback on the high school, collegiate or professional level is perhaps the most prestigious, highest profile and most sought after positions perhaps in all of sports.

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Sunday, March 27

Club news

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love

Pea Ridge School Menus

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, April 11

Blackhawk Baseball & Softball Schedule

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Thursday, April 7

Halloween

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Halloween By Delaney Busby

Church news

posted: 04/06/2016 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church