News 2016 August

Stories for August 2016

Wednesday, August 31

Blackhawk Golf

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

Blackhawk Golf Roster

Planners query sign rules

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Planners approved placement of a mobile home on a family farm on Dennis Mitchell Road for Jonathan and Chrystal Allen, then discussed various facets of the sign ordinance.

Court Report

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Traffic safety campaign continues

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- The State Police will continue its traffic safety campaign through the end of the Labor Day weekend.

Blackhawk Cheer

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

Sr. Blackhawk Cheer

Lady Blackhawk Volleyball results

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Blackhawks vs. Prairie Grove Tigers on Tuesday, Aug. 23, results:

Will we soon have a self-driving car?

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

I'm hearing that Tesla and several other car makers are developing self-driving vehicles, and that the new marvels will be on the market soon. I'm also hearing that the company which has people drive their own cars like taxicabs will also be offering a fleet of self-driving cars. I'm supposing that the driverless vehicles will need to talk, as well as to drive. So, you call for a ride. The car shows up, with nobody in it. You climb in, the car asks you where to, you give an address, and off you go. Just think, you won't have to worry with the traffic, or about other drivers on the road; you just leave the driving to the robot under the dash, or under the hood, or wherever the little "brain box" is.

Bearcats come to town to open 2016 football season

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

A new head coach in Stephen Neal and a new opponent in the Booneville Bearcats will usher in the 2016 varsity football season as the kickoff is set to take place two days hence.

Busy week of openers for 4A-1 conference games

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

All eight members of the 4A-1 will be busy this week in their various opening contests.

Clown's visit precedes circus

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

The circus is coming to town and Skeeter the Clown will visit Pea Ridge schools the morning of Tuesday, Sept. 6, to have a bit of fun with students.

Lady Blackhawks

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

Varsity Lady Blackhawks are coached by Jessica Woods and Rudy Sanchez.

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 22

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 21

Pea Ridge School Menus

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 5

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Marriage licenses

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

Aug. 19

Church news

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace Baptist Church

Pea Ridge Planning Commission

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Planning Commission

Obituaries

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

Oscar George Deckard

Blackhawk Sports Calendar

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 1

Public meetings

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 6

Population growth crowds schools

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

From one campus to four in less than two decades, Pea Ridge schools continue to grow. That growth was the topic of discussion among school administrators and School Board members recently as options for meeting the needs of students and staff were considered.

Grannies, community fete survivors

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

TIMES photographs by Annette Beard

Friends of the Library established in Pea Ridge

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

We have had a very exciting event happen at the library! Our first Friends of the Pea Ridge Community Library was established last Wednesday. Why is this so exciting you might ask.

Letter to the editor

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love expresses gratitude

Community Calendar

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 1

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Aug. 15-28, 2016

Benton County Jail

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Blackhawk Golf Results

posted: 08/31/2016 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Blackhawk Golf team played at The Creeks in Cave Springs Monday, Aug. 22.

Wednesday, August 24

The greatest of these

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

"And now abide faith, hope, love, these three; but the greatest of these is love." 1 Corinthians 13:13

Pea Ridge Fire Dept.

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Aug. 1-14, 2016

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 14

Rape of boy nets Pea Ridge man 25 years

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- A Pea Ridge man was sentenced to 25 years in prison for raping a 6-year-old boy.

Pea Ridge School lunch prices

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge School District will offer Healthy Breakfast and Lunch Meals everyday. Breakfast will cost $1.60 for all schools and Lunch $2.10 (Grades k-5) $2.35 (Grades 6-12). Parents can apply for free and reduced price meals by filling out a Free and Reduced Application. If you did not receive a packet at your child's open house, you can obtain a copy by calling 800-451-4865 or by emailing jferguson@prs.k12.ar.us. Reduced Price for Breakfast is $0.30 and Lunch is $0.40.

Harps opens in Seligman

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

Community members gathered for a ribbon cutting at the new Harps in Seligman Wednesday, Aug. .

Blackhawks throttle Pirates in benefit game

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge varsity football Blackhawks christened the new season with a two-quarter 47-0 shellacking of visiting Greenland Monday night.

Blackhawk Coaches

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

Athletic Director: Kevin Ramey, kramey@prs.12.ar.us

New drug take back box installed

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

Thanks to a grant from CVS/pharmacy, the Pea Ridge Police Department has installed a Drug Collection Unit at the police department. The unit will provide residents with a safe and environmentally responsible way to dispose of unwanted, unused or expired medication, including controlled substances, according to Police Chief Ryan Walker.

Warren named to Council

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- When Brandi Bryant was called before the Garfield City Council to explain why she wanted to fill a vacancy on the City Council, she shocked everyone.

Public meetings

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 25

Motorcyle crashed

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

JANE, Mo. -- A Pea Ridge man was injured in an accident north of the stateline recently. William B. Cadwell, 50, of Pea Ridge was involved in an accident at 1:30 p.m. Aug. 13. While travelling north on Route KK, 10 miles east of Jane, an unknown vehicle pulled from a private drive into the path Caldwell's 2003 Yamaha Roadstar.

Gateway seeks mayor

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

GATEWAY -- Gateway City Council will hold a special meeting at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 30, to applications to fill the vacancy left by the resignation of Mayor Frank Hackler. Hackler submitted his letter of resignation to the City Council at the regular meeting Aug. 9.

Morrison to hold two positions

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- During a Aug. 9 presentation to the City Council by Planning Commission chairwoman Gayla Schuster Schuster, commission member Zannie Morrison said he's been checking on legality of a couple of signs in the city.

Obituaries

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

Robert Nelson DuBois

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 15

Remembering water recreation on the farm

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

One of the advantages in living on a farm with a creek running through is that you have your own ready, available, natural water recreation nearby and handy. I grew up on Otter Creek, which runs from the north side of Pea Ridge northward until it empties into Big Sugar Creek at the Arkansas-Missouri state line.

Begin wildlife food plot preparation now

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

About the middle of September we usually see an uptick in calls and soil samples submitted for food plot planting recommendations. We are happy to help people manage wildlife on their property any time of the year. Mid-summer is a great time to get started.

Benton County Jail

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

Few races contested

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

There are no contested races in Pea Ridge. Garfield and Gateway have several candidates for City Council seats. These candidates filed for municipal office and will appear on the Nov. 8 general election ballot. The filing period ended at noon Friday.

Many children are in foster care

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- During the first three months of this year 1,093 children in Arkansas were placed in foster care.

Law enforcement leaders discuss policing

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- Pea Ridge Police Chief Ryan Walker was one of several law enforcement leaders who answered a variety of questions concerning current policing issues during a forum Tuesday.

Impact fees help pay for City Hall

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

The first two government meetings were held in the meeting room of the new City Hall/School Administration building. School Board met Monday, Aug. 15. City Council met Tuesday, Aug. 16.

Community Calendar

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 24

Pea Ridge School Menus

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 29

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

Saturday, Aug. 13

Shiloh Museum

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

Events

Students success affected by many facets

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

Several studies have been conducted throughout the years about what can impact a student's success in school. Positive authority figures, parental involvement and being involved in sports are a few examples of what has been linked to student success.

Lady Blackhawks defeat Farmington

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

Jr. High B

Blackhawk Sports Fall 2016

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 25

Jr. High Blackhawks

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

No. 1 Hunter Anderson 8th grade

Court Reports

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Marriage licenses

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

Aug. 12

Community events

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

Aim for Advocacy

Blackhawk Golf Results

posted: 08/24/2016 5 a.m.

Blackhawk Golf

Wednesday, August 17

Harps grocery opens in Seligman

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Rachel Dickerson

Blackhawk Sports Fall 2016

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Thursday, Aug. 18

Community events

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Dance set for Saturday

Lady Blackhawk Volleyball

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

FALL SPORTS

Varsity Blackhawk Football

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Ambassadors trained to help

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

During the 2015-16 school year, Pea Ridge began the Anti-Ambassador program.

Mayor intransigent towards alderwoman

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Kent Marts

State Capitol Week in Review

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- As parents and students prepare for the new school year, administrators are on the lookout for any changes in state policy on transfers and transportation.

Skeeter to visit schools

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Obituaries

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Jimmy Gene Daniel

What kind of light are you producing?

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Recently, while involved in a discussion about light bulbs I had the interesting thought of how like them Christians are. You might ask, "Pastor, what do light bulbs have to do with living an overcoming victorious Christian life?" and I would have to admit at first I didn't think they had much to do with it. However, after a couple of questions were discussed, I have to admit it's just possible there may be quite a comparison between Christians and light bulbs.

Community Calendar

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 17

Maybe public should vote on courthouse

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

The daily newspaper -- the Arkansas Democrat Gazette -- has done a a good job of keeping us up to date on discussions concerning the status of Benton County's need for a new court facility complex. Regular reports have revealed some disparities in the views of the Benton County judge and some members of the Quorum Court. No decision has been made on a location for the facility nor on a means of financing any facility. Discussions continue and if you are not aware of the status of this issue, it might be worthwhile trying to stay abreast of the debate since the cost will certainly be a factor when and if a new plan is approved.

Two municipal seats still open

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Two positions are available in Pea Ridge and five each in Garfield and Gateway.

Nature programs scheduled

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Mother Nature herself has become a frequent visitor to Hobbs State Park Conservation Area. She visits the park every second Saturday of the month and reads nature stories to her little followers. Readings begin at 10:30 a.m.

NEBCO Fire /EMS Dept.

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 7

Focus on the proper goal

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Like a pendulum, often parenting swings from authoritarian to permissive as one generation reacts to the extremes of the previous generation. Too often, it is because we have our eyes (and therefore our minds, our hearts, our goals) on the wrong motivation.

Marriage licenses

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Aug. 5

Pea RidgeSchool Menus

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Pre-K-12th grade

City officials chastised

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Kent Marts

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Reports were not available at press time.

Lady Blackhawk Volleyball

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Number Name Class

Shiloh Museum

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Events

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Reports were not available at press time.

Blackhawk Pride Night is Aug. 26

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Blackhawk Pride Night is Friday, Aug. 26.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Pea Ridge School lunch prices

posted: 08/17/2016 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge School District will offer healthy breakfast and lunch meals everyday. Breakfast will cost $1.60 for all schools, lunch $2.10 (grades k-5) and $2.35 (grades 6-12).

Wednesday, August 10

McNelly Road down to one lane

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Sunday, July 31

Pea Ridge Police blessed with gifts by Farmer's Insurance

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Over the past few months, the already tense job of law enforcement officer has become even more stressful. Riots and protests have broken out across the country and officers have been murdered in cold-blood.

Public meetings

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 15

Boil order issued

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

A boil order has been issued for everybody on Pea Ridge water south of Sugar Creek bridge, including residents of Tucks Crossing and Brush Creek, according to officials with the Pea Ridge Water Department. The precautionary boil water order is due to a loss of pressure caused by an equipment malfunction in a meter vault.

Things have changed dramatically

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Things have changed dramatically over my 80 years of living. Some of the changes have been good -- such as the life expectancy has increased. Some of the changes are not so good -- we are witnessing political and social unrest all over the world almost daily. And, there are many changes that affect others, but not me personally, such as international travel in hours as opposed to ships taking days to cross the oceans. Really, those things that have changed, and their actual impact on my life is a matter of my own judgment about good, bad, or no effect. What I do know is that as I look back over the years and attempt to determine the value of my personal choices, I can now better understand how our nation has "allowed" certain situations to exist as they do today. We have "allowed" our nation to grow into a two party political system because it is easier than fighting the system to evoke change. We have "allowed" entertainment to dominate our lives and blur the satisfaction derived from hard labor.

Community Calendar

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 10

Club news

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 31

Pea Ridge schools are innovative in meeting students' needs

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Dear colleagues, parents and students:

Meet the Blackhawk football coaches

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Athletic Director: Kevin Ramey, kramey@prs.12.ar.us

School officials move in

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Illustration courtesy of Pea Ridge School District

State sells in-home care program

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- In a transaction that was termed "unique" by the governor, the state Health Department sold its in-home care operations to a private corporation based in Kentucky for $39 million.

Nature programs scheduled

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Mother Nature herself has become a frequent visitor to Hobbs State Park Conservation Area. She visits the park every second Saturday of the month and reads nature stories to her little followers. Readings begin at 10:30 a.m.

More on enjoying reunions

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

I'm trying to think if there was ever a time in my lifetime when we weren't talking about how unusual our weather is in Arkansas!? Probably there was never a time when the weather, with all its twists and turns, was not a reliable topic of conversation, especially among farm people.

Municipal seats up for election

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Three positions are available in Pea Ridge and five each in Garfield and Gateway. Only one person has filed as of Tuesday morning.

School Administration

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge School District Administration

Benton County Jail

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 2

Lives are being changed

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Tearfully sharing how Pea Ridge Manufacturing and Business Academy changed her children's attitudes towards school and therefore their lives, parent Stephanie Ridenoure closed to a standing ovation from teachers and school administrators.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Reports were not available at press time.

Reif charged with residential burglary, breaking and entering

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Do you think it's gonna' rain?"

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

I'm trying to think if there was ever a time in my lifetime when we weren't talking about how unusual our weather is in Arkansas. Probably there was never a time when the weather, with all its twists and turns, was not a reliable topic of conversation, especially among farm people. My experience of growing up in the 1940s and 1950s led me to assume that July and August could be expected to be hot and dry, sometimes very hot and very dry. During the summer of 1947, our family took a major, two-month trip to the west coast, visiting relatives all the way up and down the coast from Los Angeles, Calif., to Walla Walla, Wash. When we rolled into home on the farm in August, I was amazed to see that no green grass was left growing on our farm. Everything was dry and brown. Otter Creek, which we relied on for water for the cows, was almost dry. Of course, that was rather usual for August. Sometimes we had either to drive our herd of cows down to the spring on the Day farm north of us, or to haul water from the spring to water the cows.

Pea Ridge School Menus

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Pre-K-12th Grade

Obituary

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Madge Borum Garrison

Shiloh Museum

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Events

Meet the Pea Ridge High School administrative office staff

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Principal:

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Warrants:

City looks at lien

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- A public hearing was held prior to a special City Council meeting scheduled for the afternoon of Friday, July 29, but was not convened due to lack of a quorum.

Church news

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church

Pea Ridge is one of two schools piloting Learning Blades

posted: 08/10/2016 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge and Siloam Springs middle schools represented two of 70 schools across the state that piloted the Learning Blade program last spring. The software program is designed to grow student interest career fields that involve STEM and sharpen their skills in the subjects.

Wednesday, August 3

Morrison resigns as code officer

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- After being sworn in as one of the two newest members to the Garfield Planning Commission, Zannie Morrison quietly presented his letter of resignation as city code enforcement officer to Planning Commission chairman Gayla Schuster.

College News

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Arkansas Tech University

Pea Ridge High School

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Principal:

School traffic flow patterns

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Maps courtesy of Pea Ridge School District

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, July 26

Fire boat supplies water

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- A fundraising effort has begun to purchase a fire boat for Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department, one of the largest rural fire departments in Benton County, if not the state. The department covers an area totaling 84 square miles and stretches from Beaver Lake north to the Missouri state line and from Rogers east to the Carroll County line. There is very little municipal water in the area.

The danger zone

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

The new school is upon us and with it comes the new school athletic year. With that comes something that students, teachers, parents, athletes or just about everyone should be aware of. The danger of athletes ramping up their physical conditioning at the time of the year that is the most dangerous for unknowledgeable or heedless participants.

Is the system broken?

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

The two major political party conventions are history and they beg the question -- is this the best America has to offer future generations and the current world? A self-described billionaire reality television star with a beautiful family and a lady who has years of political history and a raft of integrity issues. It is difficult to see a wholesome political change coming after we go to the polls in November.

Hobbs State Park

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Mother Nature herself has become a frequent visitor to Hobbs State Park Conservation Area. She visits the park every second Saturday of the month and reads nature stories to her little followers. Readings begin at 10:30 a.m.

Softball champions

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Reminiscing: Roads are better now

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Have you had your green friend tomato yet? Cabin fever isn't limited to cold weather!

Sales tax holiday for back to school

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas will hold its annual sales tax holiday on Saturday, Aug. 6, and Sunday, Aug. 7.

Garfield is Purple Heart city

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Photograph courtesy of Glenn Jones

Pea Ridge School District

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 8

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, July 26

Court Reports

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

District Court

Pea Ridge Primary School

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Principal

When God doesn't make sense

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Have you ever been in a situation that you just couldn't make sense of and wondered what God was doing? That may seem like all the time for some of us. Sometimes, life just doesn't make sense. If you're a teenager or the parent of a teenager, like I am, life may not be making sense right now. It could be that you're going through something at your job or in your marriage that doesn't make sense right now. Maybe you just have a burden on your heart, something you know God wants you to do, that doesn't make sense.

Obituaries

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Ember Lynn Adamson

Pea Ridge High School

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Principal

Public meetings

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 9

Aldermen candidates welcome

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- The Garfield City Council is set to meet at 6 p.m. Tuesday, Aug. 9, at which time any interested and qualified candidates to fill the council vacancy for Ward 1, Position 2, are invited to present themselves.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Recipe

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Italian Sausage Soup

Marriage licenses

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

July 21

Church news

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church

Notice to destroy

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

In accordance with Public Law 94-142/IDEA the Pea Ridge School District hereby gives notice of the following:

Benton County Jail

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, July 26

Community Calendar

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Aug. 3

More on enjoying reunions

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

I do enjoy reunions, and that includes reunions of several kinds. I was first exposed to a reunioning family when I was a young boy. The Nichols family was very much a reunion-loving family, especially when combined with our Springdale kinfolk, the extended Holcombe family of Springdale and Elm Springs, Ark. My mother also loved to go to gospel singings, which were big social events in the 1940s and 1950s, often featuring "dinner-on-the-grounds" and singing in the afternoon. Some were even all night events, and all day singings. We couldn't go for those long events because our cows had to be milked and we had other farm chores that had to be done every day. Those singings were very much reunions of friends and acquaintances, often drawing people from northwest Arkansas, southwest Missouri and northeast Oklahoma. Some of the friendships developed through the years at singings and singing conventions were long enduring friendships, often enduring for a lifetime. Many of those friends came to be like "family" and friends loved friends like family as they sang together and worshiped together across the years.

Free school supplies, clothes, haircuts Saturday

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Pea Ridge Intermediate School

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

Principal

Surprised with joy

posted: 08/03/2016 5 a.m.

MOUNTAIN, Mo. -- When Virginia Boucher came to McDonald County in 1949, the rural area was sparsely populated. She, along with Marjorie Barnhart, came to the Mountain, Mo., area as missionaries. The two ladies, one from Kansas and one from Illinois, had met at Faith Bible Academy on the Lake of the Ozarks in 1946.