News 2016 June

Stories for June 2016

Wednesday, June 29

Mr. Teeny Tot 3- & 4-year-old boys

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

Wyatt Collins, 3, son of Bobby and Keri Collins

Engineer hired to extend water lines

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

Annette Beard

Benton County Jail

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, June 21

Happenings at Hobbs State Park

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

Nature lessons offered

It's not how fast you mow!

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

Some weeks ago I was half-listening to a commercial on television about a certain well-known brand of riding lawnmower. They were using the slogan, "It's Not How Fast You Mow, It's How You Mow Fast!" I confess to liking the first part of the slogan better than I liked the last part of it. I'd rather just go with the part, which says, "It's Not How Fast You Mow," and cut back on all the rush, rush, rush associated with mowing in a big hurry.

Fair Recollections

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

The annual fair was begun in 1950 when Pea Ridge celebrated its centennial with a gigantic homecoming reunion. So successful was the event, it was decided to make the reunion-type fair an annual event.

Freedom Fest well attended

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

Nearly 2,000 people attended the 10th annual Freedom Fest Sunday evening.

Drive through history

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Mr. Tiny Tot pre-kindergarten boys

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

Caiden Royce Thornton , 5, son of Josh and Kristi Thornton

Former winners from 2015 pageants

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

In the beginning

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

Continued from last week:

Community Calendar

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

Thursday, June 30

Alumni Day at Pea Ridge slated for July 9

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Shiloh Museum

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

EVENTS

Miss Teeny Tot 3- and 4-year-old girls

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

Miss Maggie Benninger, 3, daughter of Sonny and Marlene Benniger

Little Miss Pea Ridge

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

Miss Ava Gann, 6, daughter of William and Ashley Ash

Monthly Police Reports

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

February 2016

College news

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

College of the Ozarks

Remembering Dad and working in hay

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

As I walked away from the men over in the shop, my remark was OK I guess I'm D.U.N.

Annabel's brings new life with old items

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

Annette Beard

High school football is looming on the horizon

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

July is nearly on us and the rumblings are just beginning for the 2017 high school football season.

Who should select Supreme Court justices?

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

A very interesting effort is being made to change the way we select our State Supreme Court justices. Under current law, you and I, as the voters in the state, have an opportunity to elect those we want making decisions concerning the judiciary branch of our government. You may have read one or more articles in the newspaper concerning this topic. It is easy to overlook this possibility of change because it will require a constitutional amendment. If it is handled like the most recent change to the state's term limit law, it can sneak on to the ballot with an obscure title to increase the probability of passage.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

Reports were not available by press time.

Church news

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church

Miss Tiny Tot pre-kindergarten girls

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

Miss Margaret Fenton, 5, daughter of Benjamin Fenton and Rebecca Wilkerson

Pea Ridge pageants

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge pageants

Obituary

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

Eugene Bobby Treece

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

Sunday, June 19

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

Reports were not available by press time.

Teacher evaluations reviewed; salaries fare well

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- The legislature enacted an evaluation method for teachers and principals with passage of Act 1209 of 2011. A pilot project was used in 11 school districts in 2013 and put in place in all Arkansas schools in the 2014-2015 school year.

Still life art classes offered at PR library

posted: 06/29/2016 5 a.m.

Greetings Pea Ridge residents! I know that we are all getting excited for the upcoming Fourth of July celebration, the Pea Ridge Library has some great events planned for after the Independence Day holiday.

Wednesday, June 22

Church news

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church

Special Session limited to health care grant

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas is one of numerous states experiencing an alarming spike in deaths attributable to prescription pain killers.

Reunion slated

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Happenings at Hobbs State Park

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Hiking in the woods with Ozark forest forensics

College news

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Drury University

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Obituaries

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

David Richard

In the beginning

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

The progressive movement is moving at an ever increasing pace today. The movement is thus defined by dictionaries as: "a person or organization advocating or implementing social reform through law, or new, liberal ideas." The movement believes that only man-made laws or man's social reform can improve the human condition. Therefore, only man's thoughts are considered, and only those thoughts that are consistent with the social reform concepts the movement has embraced.

Library extends hours

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Hi Pea Ridge!

Court Reports

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Community events

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Movies for families

Wing signs at Ecclesia

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Diamond Hawks are champs

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Beehler receives G.S. Gold Award

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Annette Beard

Community Calendar

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Wednesday, June 22

Marriage licenses

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

June 15

Public meetings

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, June 28

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, June 6

Blackhawk coaches urge: 'Feed the machine'

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Blackhawk athletes are learning to "feed the machine" at their Blackhawk Pride this summer.

Teen suffered dehydration

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

A 16-year-old Pea Ridge student spent four days in the Intensive Care Unit of a local hospital due to effects from severe dehydration.

Pea Ridge Police Dept. monthly report

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

January 2016

Instant news and constant contact

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

One of the amazing things which has happened to human communications over the past 100 years or so is how quickly news from one part of the world can be passed on to other places. We have become accustomed to instant news even from the other side of the world. We think nothing of hearing of an assassination in Egypt within minutes of it happening, and we may know that a bad earthquake is happening in Japan even before the shaking stops. Looking back just 200 years or so of the long thousands of years history of humanity, news could not be passed on quickly across the world as has become possible in our very recent times. For thousands of years before, news had to be passed along by written documents like letters, delivered by carriers over long distances on land or on sea, or maybe passed on by word-of-mouth by messengers who traveled the long distances to carry the news where it would be shared.

Diamonds compete in Charity Classic

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Avery Dayberry looks to the outfield after rounding second base on a base hit during an 8-1 win against NWA Ambush at the 16th Annual FayRo Charity Classic at Lady Dawg Yard in Fayetteville on Saturday, June 18. Dayberry plays for the NWA Diamonds, a team comprised of mostly Pea Ridge High players.

Vacation Bible Schools

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Vacation Bible Schools at churches in the northeast Benton County area include:

Musings on vaction Bible school, loss, snakes

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

A few community notes.

Freedom Fest set for Sunday

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

The 10th annual Freedom Fest is this weekend.

Webb Floors opens

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Staff photograph by Conor Woody

Recipe

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Blueberry Cake

Fireworks for sale

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Fireworks are on sale in town.

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Wednesday, June 15

State aid to pay for street work

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Two of the oldest and busiest streets in a subdivision in town will get a new overlay thanks to money from the state.

History minute: Arkansas celebrates 180th anniversary

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

For 180 years, Arkansas has been a state. While Arkansans have long enjoyed their status as the 25th state, Arkansas had to jump over many political hurdles to reach statehood.

Free lunch offered at Pea Ridge school

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

How will we handle growth?

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Once an obscure, rural community centered around a single four-way stop, Pea Ridge has grown, expanded and extends miles beyond what was once the city limits. Some people resisted the growth. Others encouraged it. Some had vision and embraced what was coming and sought orderly growth. Others stuck their heads in the sand trying to deny the growth and ignore the inundation.

Hard-working managers

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

Sunday, June 12

Shiloh Museum

posted: 06/22/2016 5 a.m.

EVENTS

Wednesday, June 15

Combs & White Family Dental opens

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

The new Combs & White Family Dental Office is open for business.

Club news

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love

Shiloh Museum

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

1974 Photo exhibit

Blackhawks chairs for sale

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

Blackhawk chairs are available.

Baseball prognosticators getting it mostly right

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

I always like to look at the Major League standings at mid-June to see how well the pundits got it right, and this year, it seems they are more than a little prescient.

Benton County Jail

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, June 7

From broken to whole

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

The first mental health clinic in Pea Ridge is open for business.

Saturday movies

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

Summer family movies will be shown at City Park. All movies are free and have an estimated start time of 8:15 p.m. The events are sponsored by the Pea Ridge Parks Commission.

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

Reports were not available at press time.

Primary election laments and hopes

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

For most of my life I have heard people lamenting the current state of our politics. It has been a frequent subject for conversation in the coffee shops. It is a recurring theme in newspapers, and on radio and television. It is the reason that some people refuse to talk politics or religion, because they don't see any really constructive way of engaging in the conversation. Political discussions almost always are controversial. Few people see eye to eye over every issue. Sometimes we lament the mudslinging that campaigns resort to. Sometimes we lament the choices that are presented us, seeing no candidate or no available framing of an issue that we really want to endorse or to get behind with conviction and loyalty.

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

Sunday, June 5

Vacation Bible Schools

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

Vacation Bible Schools at churches in the northeast Benton County area include:

Community events

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

Music at the Firehouse

Taking books to children

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

Getting books in the hands of children is the main purpose of the Pea Ridge Book Bus.

Boil order in effect

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

GARFIELD --A valve malfunction caused a loss of water pressure in some water pipes in Garfield. The malfunction was quickly repaired, according to Mayor Gary Blackburn.

Farewell brings tears

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

Retirement is getting closer and so many good things are happening. If you attended the surprise celebration on Monday, June 6, I hope you introduced yourself to the new library director, Megan Bryant. If you were not able to attend the party be sure to introduce yourself the next time you are in the library. She has many great ideas and is anxious to implement them.

Planners OK lot split

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Planning Commission members approved a request for a lot split for land on Patterson Road from William Simpson.

Arvest joined by Bright Futures collecting food

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

In Pea Ridge, Arvest partnered with Bright Futures of Pea Ridge for the 1 Million Meals campaign.

Little Flock man killed

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Special Session limited to Health Care Grant Highway funding is increased

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- The new director of the state Human Services Department presented to legislators the details of a restructuring plan that is designed to make business operations more efficient.

History of Pea Ridge

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

Historians talk mostly about the Battle of Pea Ridge in 1862 -- but what about Pea Ridge itself, the people who lived here, where we've now taken their place? Who were they? What was their life like, aside from the fact that they found themselves living in the midst of what has been called the most important battle of the Civil War fought west of the Mississippi.

Church news

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

First Baptist Church,

Community Calendar

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

Wednesday, June 15

Public meetings

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, June 21

Nature programs scheduled

posted: 06/15/2016 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.

A life of comfort

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

Creature comforts -- most of us have and enjoy them. Most of us desire and seek after more of them. I'm talking about the things that make our lives easier and, well, more comfortable. Take a moment to consider the things that make your life more comfortable. What are they? How do they benefit you? What did or do they cost you? Are they worth the cost?

Refinancing saves money

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

Refinancing a 2013 bond gave the Pea Ridge School District $10,417.85 in unrestricted funds. With the lower interest rate, the district will save $530,029.52 over the life of the bond, according to Scott Beardsley of Beardsley Public Finance. That is 10.842 percent less than payments would have been on the Nov. 1, 2013, issue of the $3 million bond.

Obituary

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

Charles Cagle

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Marriage licenses

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

June 3

Petitions may be circulated

posted: 06/15/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Wednesday, June 8

Applying proverbs to life

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

"Confidence in an unfaithful man in time of trouble is like a broken tooth, and a foot out of joint." Proverbs 25:19

Church news

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

Westside Baptist Church

Many hands make the work light

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

It's been another busy library week. There were lots of patron visits in addition to processing new books and getting the multi-purpose room ready for Open House. We are so looking forward to hearing what the community has to say about it.

New beginnings, new challenges

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

When this edition of The TIMES comes out today, I can be found at Mercy Hospital spending at least some of my day rehabbing my new hip which replaced my old one yesterday in a surgical operation. I have been looking forward to this for several years and with this event, I have a brighter outlook for what I can get done in my professional as well as private life in the year to come.

Community Calendar

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

Thursday, June 9

State helps school districts with funding

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- The state recently awarded Arkansas school districts about $44.5 million in funding for this year, to pay for new construction and renovation of existing facilities to make sure they are safe, warm and dry.

Vacation Bible Schools

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

Vacation Bible Schools include:

Library serves community

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

From an inauspicious beginning in a church with donated books, the Pea Ridge Community Library has expanded and grown over the past 42 years.

Benton County Restaurant Inspections

posted: 06/08/2016 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: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, May 30

Two die in crashes over the weekend

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Pea Ridge leads the way in quality career programs

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Do you continue to own your home?

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

I'm often troubled by the way things are advertised on television. It is understandable that an advertiser wants to present his product as favorably as possible, that he wants to show prominently the product's most attractive features, and that he wants to play down any negative considerations that might affect people's decision to buy the product. But it sometimes seems to me that ads are very content to leave people with miss-impressions, leaving us with the necessity of maintaining a "buyer beware" attitude.

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

1974 Photo Exhibit

Benton County Jail

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, May 31

Dentist office to open in Pea Ridge

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, May 23

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Canoe is right for creek-arm crappie at Beaver Lake

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

Sometimes a paddle is more practical than an outboard when a fisherman's sights are set on crappie at Beaver Lake.

Public meetings

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, June 7

Political revolution in the making

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

The political scene is in a valley awaiting the outcome of California's primary on Tuesday, June 7. That result could be "make or break" for the Sanders' campaign and whatever happens it will provide fodder for the next few weeks media coverage. A recent survey of likely Democratic voters for California indicated a slight edge for Clinton with a 49 percent total and Sanders a 47 percent result. The margin of error however, was 4 percent, meaning Sanders could possibly have a 6 percent lead over Clinton at 51 percent to 45 percent or at the other end of the range Clinton could lead by 10 percent at 53 percent to 43 percent. So much for polls and their ability to actually tell us anything other than what we want to hear or see in the results.

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

Sunday, May 29

Seniors enjoy apartments

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

With independent living, there are no restrictions on the residents. They may come and go as they place. Many have their own vehicles.

Community events

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

Free family movie nights

Marriage Licenses

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

May 27

Building boom adds rooftops

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

The sound of banging hammers and buzzing saws can be heard in almost any area of town as the number of rooftops in town dramatically increased.

Why aren't you serving?

posted: 06/08/2016 5 a.m.

Recently I wrote a column some thought was a lack of kudos for those who stepped up and wrote columns as they thought I only challenged those who did not. As this column reaches beyond a one church setting I want to correct that thought -- I in no way meant to slight those who do write columns and although I was under the impression we don't do the things we do for the Lord for the "atta boy (girl) good job" and the like but because they needed doing, I was also under the impression we're told it's "only our reasonable service" and we can "do all things through Christ who strengthens us" but perhaps I'm mistaken -- though again, I do want to let it be known I in no way mean to denigrate in any way those who are faithful to be obedient to the work -- whether asked or not.

Tuesday, June 7

Nature programs scheduled

posted: 06/07/2016 5 a.m.

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

Wednesday, June 1

Pea Ridge Fire/EMS Dept.

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

Reports were not available at press time.

School program offers free summer lunch

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

Special to The TIMES

Pray for one another

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

Most of us as Christians agree that we are to be a people who pray for one another. To do so is an expression loving God and of loving neighbor. Sometimes we think mostly of praying for those we know, but quite often we are requested to pray for those whom we don't know personally. I'm thinking for this devotional to look at an example of the Apostle Paul's prayers for people, an example to inspire our own prayers for God's people everywhere, people both near and far away from us.

Volunteers make futures bright for youth

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

Annette Beard

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

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

Warrants:

Blackhawk players show grit

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

Blackhawk football players will work through the summer enhancing their skills and endurance.

Baseball champions

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

Photograph submitted

1949: A Crisis for Pea Ridge High School

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

Today in 2016 we have become accustomed to thinking of our Pea Ridge Schools as quality, growing, strong-performing schools. It is no surprise that we need a facilities development plan for the next several years to avoid bursting at the seams. Even the management of vehicle traffic around the schools has become a challenge. It has not always been so. Some of us who were attending Pea Ridge Schools in the late 1940s went through a time when we were not sure that we would be able to graduate from Pea Ridge High School. We feared that soon there might no longer be a Pea Ridge High School to graduate from.

Money influences political elections

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

What do we as the voters of America really know about the political system we live under? How much of our thinking and knowledge of the system is influenced by money and the wealthy who use it to affect our choices when we go to the polls? No matter how much we question the system, and study it to seek understanding, there always seems to be a money connection tucked away in the fine print.

Church news

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

Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church

Benton County Jail

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

Tuesday, May 24

Public notice

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

The Lost Bridge Village Water and Sewer District 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.

Obituaries

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

Peggy L. Murray Fichter

Marriage License

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

May 23

Restaurant Inspections

posted: 06/01/2016 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.

Patio appeals to seniors

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

Providing both independence and security, Autumn Place Independent Living senior apartments draw people from many different areas to the small Pea Ridge facility.

Community events

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

Music at the Firehouse

Court Reports

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

District Court of Benton County

Public meetings

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

Tuesday, June 7

Avoca Fire Dept.

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

Reports were not available at press time.

Dragons host scrimmage

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

A summer season basketball scrimmage is slated to begin at 2 p.m. Saturday, June 11, in the Blackhawk gym.

Pea Ridge Intermediate School

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

Fourth nine weeks

Men arrested in theft case

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

From Staff Reports

Planners to meet

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

From Staff Reports

Open house is Sunday

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

From Staff Reports

Artists receive awards for attaining highest Artsonia score

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

Special to The TIMES

There are new books on the shelves

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

I hope everyone had an enjoyable Memorial Day weekend. A number of people mentioned they were going camping. I hope the weather did not hamper their outings. Another month has zipped right on by, school is out and summer fun is beginning. There is lots of interest in the Summer Reading Program and sign-up are just around the corner -- June 6 at the Library Open House.

Blackhawks scrimmage

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

TIMES photographs by Annette Beard

Camp set for Little 'Hawks

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

From Staff Reports

Community Calendar

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

Wednesday, June 1

Court Reports

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

District Court of Benton County

NEBCO Fire/EMS Dept.

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

Sunday, May 22

Easleys celebrate 65 year anniversary

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

June Stroud and John Easley were married May 25, 1951. Both lifelong residents of Northwest Arkansas, the couple was in business in Pea Ridge from 1963 until 2006. They have two children, Ray Easley and Debra Bullard, both of Pea Ridge; two grandsons; three granddaughters; and two great-grandchildren.