News 2016 January

Stories for January 2016

Wednesday, January 27

Ice on back roads hinder buses

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

School in Pea Ridge was closed Wednesday and Thursday last week and there was limited bus service Friday due to inclement weather. Below freezing temperatures and freezing rain combined to create slick conditions on area roadways.

Church news

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Reports were not available at press time.

Lady Blackhawk Sophomores

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

No. 20 Catherine Hooten, Soph. 5' 8"

Public meetings

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 28

Youth Competitive Basketball

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Photographs by Russ Wilson

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Getting around in winter: always a challenge

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Winter has always presented challenges for farm people. We have the challenge of keeping warm when we have to be outside. Livestock need protection from cold rains and icy winds and driving sleet and snow. We have the trying task of getting hay and feed to the cows, and caring for new baby calves who have the misfortune to be born outside in the dead of winter. Winter tends to freeze up water supplies, so keeping the water flowing and preventing freeze damage to water pipes is always a challenge. We struggle with starting cold engines in cars and trucks and tractors. But in our experience of winter, especially when I was a boy growing up on the farm, no challenge was more frustrating, or more necessary, than the task of getting around under those cold, icy conditions.

Pea Ridge Intermediate School

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Honor Roll

Blackhawks Basketball Schedule

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Friday, Jan. 29

Fingerprints without ink

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

A new fingerprinting scan is available in the Pea Ridge Police Department.

Youth sports sign-ups set

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

It's time to sign up for spring baseball and Tball.

College news

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Arkansas Tech University

Optimist Club hosts contests for students

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Essay contest

' Hawks humble Shiloh, payback Gentry

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

The Blackhawk boys basketball team invaded Shiloh's basketball arena and left with a surprisingly easy 72-49 win last week. After roaring out to a 25-7 lead in the first period, the 'Hawks kept the Shiloh offense well under control until the final few minutes of the contest.

Obituaries

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Norman Paul Kinzey

First Amendment

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

"Libraries should challenge censorship in the fulfillment of their responsibility to provide information and enlightenment."

Students are a living legacy

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Fourth-grade students from Pea Ridge Intermediate are excited about learning how to conserve energy and sharing what they learn with others. They are part of a student ambassador program -- Junior Ranger Ambassadors for Green Living -- with the Pea Ridge National Military Park.

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Sunday, Jan. 17

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 18

Community Calendar

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Friday, Jan. 29

Blackhawks defeat Pioneers

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Blackhawks made 6-of-6 from the free throw line in the final minutes to hold off a late Gentry charge and earn the 46-41 4A-1 Conference win Friday night.

Recipe

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Potato Soup

Blackhawks smash Saints

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Lady 'Hawks lose to Lady Pioneers

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Seniors serve Colors Day court

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Seven Pea Ridge High School seniors were selected by the members of the senior class to serve as maids for the 2016 Colors Day Court. One of the young ladies will be selected as the Colors Day queen.

Pea Ridge Police monthly report

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

December 2015

Time to register for pre-kindergarten

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Court Report

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

District Courty of Benton County

Benton County Jail

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 19

Shiloh happenings

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Ozark Baskets

Funding approved for City Hall

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Funding city's portion of the new city and school administration building was approved at Pea Ridge City Council Tuesday. Council members approved the issuance and sale of a franchise fee construction and refunding revenue bond in the principle amount of $1,857,133. The ordinance was approved with the emergency clause.

Seek assistance dealing with drug or alcohol abuse

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

National Drug and Alcohol Facts Week:

School menus

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 1

It's time to register to vote!

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

The Story/Craft Hour at the library will resume at 10:30 a.m. Wednesday, Feb. 3. The children will make Valentines that will be displayed in the library. It will be nice to have the children back.

Felon arrested for firearms

posted: 01/27/2016 5 a.m.

Staff Report

Wednesday, January 20

Basketball Blackhawks crack state top 10

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Blackhawk boys basketball team jumped into first place in the 4A-1 District race as well as cracking the state's top 10-ranked 4A with a defense fueled manhandling of the the Huntsville Eagles.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 12

Obituaries

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

Ralph Wesley Bolain

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Blackhawks Basketball Schedule

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

Hank the Hawk

Blackhawks defeat Bobcats

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Restaurant Inspections

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

Information is from state Health Department records. All reports are from regular food service inspections.

Blackhawks Basketball Schedule

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

Friday, Jan. 22

Blackhawk basketball sophomores

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

No. 1 Chase Duncan 5'5" 140 lbs.,

Pea Ridge Intermediate School

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

First semester Honor Roll

Benton County Jail

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 12

Public meetings

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 26

Sheriff candidates will have more chances to debate

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- The four Republican candidates for Benton County sheriff will meet in at least two upcoming forums.

Corinth Bridge to be replaced

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Planners sought

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

Two positions are available on the Pea Ridge Planning Commission. Persons interested should contact Mayor Jackie Crabtree at City Hall.

Shiloh happenings

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

Civil War Ozarks

Youth sports sign-ups

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

It's time to sign up for spring baseball and Tball.

Fee free days announced by National Parks Service

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Tough defense leads Blackhawks past Huntsville

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

HUNTSVILLE -- Pea Ridge brought a dominant defense on the bus ride over to Huntsville Friday and carried it throughout an entire four quarters, as the Eagles could never find their shooting touch from outside the 3-point stripe in a battle of top 4A-1 Conference teams.

Artsonia honors area students

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Arkansas Rural Water operating at a loss, need rate increase

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- While much of the country was deciding on numbers for the Powerball on Jan. 12, Garfield's City Council was busy scrutinizing numbers to reconcile their 2015 budget, finalize the city's projected 2016 budget and determine a feasible water rate increase.

Recipe

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

Sour Cream Pound Cake

Many large print books in stock

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

Disappointment reigns at my house since the Power Ball drawing and I learned I didn't win anything! My dream of wintering in Hawaii has evaporated along with the dream of sharing the wealth with my children and, of course, the library. The hope of winning that jackpot sure gave us something to dream of and talk about.

Club news

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love

School menus

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 25

It's a good thing I didn't win the lottery

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

Nope, I didn't win the lottery! Maybe it would have helped if I'd had a ticket. I received two for Christmas, but left a grandson in charge of them. Not even sure if they were lottery ones.

Old barns evoke memories

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

Several months ago my son Jeff gave me a book called The Old Barn Book. He knows I enjoy seeing various old barns around the country, and talking about their structural features and how they serve the workings of the farm. We have an older barn on our own farm north of Pea Ridge, and from time to time it presents crucial decision times -- do we invest in the repairs that will maintain it, or do we let it decline and deteriorate as so many old barns have done all around the country? Our big barn was built in about 1943, so in another two years it will be 75 years old. It is only three years younger than I am. I still have a few memories of seeing it in the building, including an enduring image of my Grandpa Scott Nichols high up at the peak of the roof, when only three of the rafters were in place and none of the sheet iron roofing had been nailed on. My Grandpa was either very brave or very foolhardy at that point. I have never decided just which he was.

State officials commend athletes' performance

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

The 2015 Blackhawk football team made history once again. Two state representatives -- Rep. Sue Scott and Rep. Rebecca Petty -- contacted school officials asking to present a citation honoring the team members who competed in the state semi-finals in the 4A division.

Church news

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church

County candidate forum was crowded

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

The best laid plans of mice and men... you know the rest of the line.

Community Calendar

posted: 01/20/2016 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 20

Wednesday, January 13

Kindergarten registration begins

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Primary School registration for the 2016/2017 school year for kindergarten students will be held 9 a.m. - 2:15 p.m. each day March 14-18. There will also be an early kindergarten registration held from 12:30 p.m. -- 6:30 p.m. on Feb 15.

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 18

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Blackhawks Basketball Schedule

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Friday, Jan. 15

Good books available to borrow

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Our good luck ran out and winter has found us. I was hoping for a bit more snow but I suspect that will come before winter is over. Maybe even this weekend. Plenty of time to stop by the library and pick up a couple of good books. I have been reading books by a couple of Amish writers lately and I have enjoyed them more than I thought I would. Since I didn't win the lottery so I could retire and travel around the world, I will be doing lots of reading.

Pea Ridge High School enjoying new schedule

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

An unusual schedule implemented this fall at the high school seems to have the support of most students and teachers, according to surveys the school conducted recently.

Benton County Jail

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 5

Centennial cinema program slated

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge National Military Park will kick off the National Park Service Centennial anniversary by hosting "Centennial Cinema." The public is invited to view orientation films from various park sites on the third Saturday of every month in 2016.

Church news

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 4

Community Events

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Come and Dine slated

College news

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Southern Arkansas University Tech

Neal commends staff for their many accomplishments

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Enumerating the many accomplishments of 2015, school superintendent Rick Neal deferred the honors to his staff after his evaluation by the School Board Monday night.

Snow, ice, sleet, hail -- armed with salt and ready!

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

The terrain in Northwest Arkansas can make icy roads more hazardous. The crews of the Arkansas Highway Department work around the clock to clear those roads and make it safer for their neighbors. And now, with new trucks and a larger supply of salt, they're ready for winter weather.

It's all too common to borrow from the future

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Can spending become an addiction? Are we trying to create a generation of "must have" individuals who are so accustomed to having what they see advertised that they buy it even though it must go on a credit card or other installment payment? Is "easy credit" a means of turning buying into a habit? Through skillful advertising one entire industry, cigarettes and tobacco, created an environment where cigarettes were consciously or unconsciously associated with the wealthy, successful or chic. Who couldn't be impressed as a young person when their movie star idol, male or female, casually lit a cigarette at the appropriate point on the silver screen? It doesn't take long for that kind of conditioning to develop a smoker. Look at the effects of the addiction to tobacco and the cost to society as we try to eliminate smoking today. There was a time the tobacco companies actually gave cigarettes to service men and to students on college campuses to promote their usage. The overall effect was huge dividends for the seller but had some dreadful long-term consequences! Could this be happening in our buying habits today ?

Lady Blackhawk juniors

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

No. 40 Hailey Nesbitt, Jr. 5' 9" was not available for a photograph.

Young artists hit half-million mark

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 27

Church, Hall lead Pea Ridge past Prairie Grove

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 5

Horse trail partially closed

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

'Hawks' cagers No. 12 in state poll

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

The boys Blackhawk basketball team shook off a two-game losing streak to run their record to 13-3 and claim the No. 12 spot in the MaxPreps/CBS 4A State Basketball Poll.

Club news

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love

Public meetings

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 19

Rezones OKd by commission

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Property on Slack Street (Ark. Hwy. 72) was approved to be rezoned from agricultural to R-2, a residential zone that allows multi-family dwellings up to a four-plex to be constructed.

Middle School among top in nation

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Changes are coming to old downtown

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

During the past several months, remodeling and renovation projects have been going on in downtown Pea Ridge, involving two of the oldest buildings in town. First, the small building which once housed the Kelly and Dona Armstrong Cafe, and the beginnings of Taylor's Cafe, was reconstructed and remodeled to serve as a business office. Now, a similar renovation and remodeling operation is going on with the next-door building which most recently housed the Pea Ridge Outlet Store. The histories of these two buildings reach back 100 years and more in our town. Both hail from the days when all the store buildings in Pea Ridge were like these two -- wood frame structures, usually painted white, with large, tall signboard fronts at roof level, with the signboards usually carrying the name of the business in large letters. Both of these buildings were of an 1800s design, and both of them may actually have been built before 1900.

Obituaries

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Dorothy Carol Dickey

Marriage Licenses

posted: 01/13/2016 5 a.m.

Dec. 31

Wednesday, January 6

'Hawks win Holiday Tournament

posted: 01/06/2016 5 a.m.

Holiday Tournament

Shiloh happenings

posted: 01/06/2016 5 a.m.

Museum open house

Pea Ridge School Menus

posted: 01/06/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 11

Great things planned

posted: 01/06/2016 5 a.m.

Another year is over and a new year is just beginning. My only resolution this year is to try and enjoy every moment and make the best of everything that comes my way. So many good things have happened at the library the past couple of years and we expect more great things in 2016.

SEC not so dead after all

posted: 01/06/2016 5 a.m.

After the Southeastern Conference had won so many national football championships in a row, they were called the gorillas of the collegiate grid-iron, the indisputably best collection of teams in the U.S. Then of course, that then attracted the ire and jealousy of all the other conferences as well as quite a few of the sports media.

Friends we lost in 2015

posted: 01/06/2016 5 a.m.

Friends we lost in 2015 include:

Blackhawks Basketball Schedule

posted: 01/06/2016 5 a.m.

Friday, Jan. 8

Obituaries

posted: 01/06/2016 5 a.m.

Elmo Lee Ankeny

Focus on Faculty

posted: 01/06/2016 5 a.m.

TIMES photographs by Annette Beard

Headlines from 2015

posted: 01/06/2016 5 a.m.

April 22

Old, new interwoven in Webb's Feed & Seed

posted: 01/06/2016 5 a.m.

The red checkerboard still frames the walls.

Council accepts Arvest bid

posted: 01/06/2016 5 a.m.

A major step in the process to build a combined City Hall and school administration building occurred Dec. 29 when the City Council decided how to finance the city's share of the structure.

Blackhawks ready to soar

posted: 01/06/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

A change politically would be refreshing

posted: 01/06/2016 5 a.m.

The following information was accumulated from a newspaper article, a television trailer to a news program and the internet. It is not my intent to try to sell newspapers, but this all started from the article reported in the national section of the Arkansas Democrat Gazette, Saturday, Jan. 2, 2016. That article initiated the curiosity about campaign finance reporting by the two leading Democratic presidential candidates for 2015. What followed would not have been gleaned for this article had I not read the newspaper for other purposes.

Ain't it funny how time slips away?!

posted: 01/06/2016 5 a.m.

Well, New Year's Day has come and gone, and 2015 is now past. As with many of the years as we have grown older, the past year flashed by for me. Like big Nate in the cartoon Overboard, I often try to hold on to each passing season as long as I can, and especially to resist the onslaught of the unwelcome chills of winter. I have also been hanging on to being 75 years old for as long as possible; but by the time you are reading this, my time as a 75-year-old will be a thing of the past. When I was a young boy, 75 was really old. Now, I want to think 90 is the new 75! Each year in January, I have a brief five days in which I am three years older than my brother Ben. I was born on the 4th, and just over two years later he was born on the 9th. That used to mean that my status as the older brother was even more impressive for five days. Now, I'm not sure what it means.

Avoca Fire Department

posted: 01/06/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 29

Newspaper begun 50 years ago

posted: 01/06/2016 5 a.m.

Five decades ago small towns such as Pea Ridge were thriving, vibrant. Many, many small towns had at least one newspaper, and some two or more. The presence of newspapers was one way to measure the town's success.

Recipe

posted: 01/06/2016 5 a.m.

Smothered Steak

Youth sports sign-ups set

posted: 01/06/2016 5 a.m.

It's time to sign up for spring baseball and Tball.

Blackhawk juniors

posted: 01/06/2016 5 a.m.

No. 3 Garrett King 5'7" 125 lbs.