News 2016 October

Stories for October 2016

Friday, October 28

Community Events

posted: 10/28/2016 5 a.m.

Glade Community Historical Society

Wednesday, October 26

Homecoming Pee Wee style

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

Photographs courtesy of Russ Wilson

Obituaries

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

Josephine Mae Allen

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 19

Clark to head Pea Ridge High School

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

Charley Clark was named principal of Pea Ridge High School Thursday following the resignation of Matt Wood.

Nature programs scheduled

posted: 10/26/2016 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.

Blackhawk juniors

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

No. 5 Romeo Torres, Jr. 5'3" 120 lbs.

Benton County Jail

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Pea Ridge Police needs increase

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

The needs of the Pea Ridge Police Department have increased along with the city's population, Police Chief Ryan Walker said Tuesday at the City Council meeting.

Garfield candidates agree on several issues

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Seven of the eight candidates for three City Council positions spoke to area residents at a candidate forum Thursday, Oct. 20. Both current mayor Gary Blackburn, and former mayor Laura Hamilton were in the audience. Incumbent Leonard Matthew Jr. was not present. The forum was hosted by The TIMES of Northeast Benton County; moderator was Kent Marts, publisher.

Pea Ridge School Menus

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 31

What about impeachment?

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

The series of presidential debates has come to a conclusion and apparently it came with mixed reviews. Most news commentators say the biggest winner was the moderator, not the candidates. Many people have expressed disappointment in the outcome of the character assassinations expressed rather than gaining meaningful information on the programs being offered to improve our economy, control illegal immigration, deal with our healthcare costs, etc. At our house we were turned off by both candidates and still feel "none of the above" should be on the ballot as a choice. That might lead to a restart to begin the process of selecting the parties' candidates all over again and we can hope for a better couple of choices.

Benton County Restaurant inspections

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

Information is from state Health Department records..

Junior Blackhawks near district championship

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

John McGee

'Hawks celebrate 45-6 drubbing of Berryville

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

John McGee

Thinking about election time has some worrying

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

Well, it's almost Election time!

Dollar General wants to sell beer

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Recipe

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

Peanut Butter Pie

Church news

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

Ballot issues challenged

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- The state Supreme Court has stricken Issues Four and Five because of legal questions about their ballot titles, so any votes cast for them on Nov. 8 will not be counted.

City records are public

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

Repeated email requests for an agenda for a Garfield City Council meeting in order to inform the public what was to be discussed were met with requests for a telephone call. Prior to October, The TIMES has been sent an agenda to publish for the week preceding the City Council meeting.

Veterans parade and memorial dedication

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

A ceremony dedicating the new Veterans Memorial will be held at the culmination of the Veterans Parade slated for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, according to Jerry Burton, commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 8109, Pea Ridge.

Blackhawk Sports Fall 2016

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 27

Blackhawk Homecoming 2016

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

Miss Leslie Austin and Kamden Boyd

Benton County Marriage Licenses

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

Oct. 14

Shiloh Museum of Ozark History

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

Storytellers

Combs & White Family Dental open house set

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

An open house celebrating the new Combs & White Family Dental Office is set for 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 29.

Rezone OKd

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

A rezone request was approved by the Pea Ridge City Council for 10 acres on the south end of St. Clair Street. The rezone from agricultural to R-2, single family residences, was approved by the Planning Commission earlier in the month.

Spook-tacular photograph time

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

Happy Halloween ya'll! Don't miss the opportunity to bring your trick-or-treaters to the Library on Monday for pictures and delicious warm beverages. From 10 a.m. to noon and 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m. there will be a photographer here set up with a SPOOK-tacular backdrop! Following shortly after will be a special spooky story time and craft that will start at 10:30 a.m. We ask all to please come support The Friends of the Pea Ridge Community Library!

Several Blackhawks among district statistics leaders

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

Several Blackhawks are among the conference leaders in statistics amassed by the Arkansas Activities Association.

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 17

Orange Out 5K run/walk to benefit local student

posted: 10/26/2016 5 a.m.

Staff Report

Wednesday, October 19

Winning, competing is a family affair

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

"Joe is daddy to Becki and granddaddy to Maranda," Morris told the crowd. "They don't come to leave with a second; they come to win. Don't know if he taught them that or they taught him."

Pies raise dough

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

The annual Ham and Bean Dinner and Pie Auction sponsored by the Pea Ridge High School Alumni Association is set for 5-7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016, at the Pea Ridge Middle School Cafeteria. The pie auction will start at 6 p.m. with Jerry Fitzner serving as auctioneer. Everyone is invited.

Jr. Lady 'Hawks take 1st

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

Reports were not available at press time.

Rezone OKd

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

Land on the south end of St. Clair Street in Standing Oaks subdivision was rezoned from agricultural to residential at the October Planning Commission meeting.

Special meeting held to correct minutes

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- City Council members met in a special session Monday night to address discrepancies with the minutes from the June, July and August meetings.

Pee Wee Blackhawk Football

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

Fourth-grade Blackhawks

Champion pays city

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- A settlement was reached in the city's proposal to place a lien on Judith Champion's Garfield property after a public hearing prior to the October City Council meeting.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Runners earn medals

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

Sophomores Will Feemster, Shaed Cates and Conner Escajeda all finished in top 10 at the Springdale meet, according to coach John King.

Van Houden named leader

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

A former Pea Ridge student is among the 2016-17 class of students participating in the Chancellor's Leadership Council scholarship program, the University of Arkansas - Fort Smith announced.

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 9

Court report

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Lady Blackhawk Volleyball seniors

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

Maddie Linam, No. 3

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 3

Entries sought for Veterans Parade

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

Entries are being sought for the annual Veterans parade planned for 1 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 12, according to Kenneth Craig, senior vice-commander of the Veterans of Foreign Wars, Post 8109, Pea Ridge.

Marriage licenses

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

Oct. 6

Letter to the editor

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

King family is grateful

Junior 'Hawks take control of conference

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Blackhawk junior boys football team is in the drivers seat of the 4A-1 district with their 22-6 domination of the Prairie Grove Tigers last Friday.

Benton County Jail

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 11

Garfield candidates to speak

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- A candidate forum with the eight candidates for three positions on the Garfield City Council is set for 7 p.m. Thursday, Oct. 20, in the community room at Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department, station 1. The TIMES of Northeast Benton County is hosting the forum.

Church news

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

Jr. & Sr. Blackhawk boys take 1sts

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Well, I guess the conference race is over

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

With Prairie Grove's front-loaded conference schedule, they have already beaten the best four teams they will face this season and now only have to take down the bottom three teams (Gentry, Berryville and Lincoln) in the district to claim another undefeated season.

Lady 'Hawk champions

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Blackhawk Homecoming Court 2016

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

Blackhawk football homecoming is scheduled for Friday, Oct. 21, in Blackhawk Stadium.

Blackhawk Sports Fall 2016

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 20

Lady Blackhawk Volleyball Results

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

Oct. 13 vs. Berryville

Let's go vote! Make your voice known

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

Very soon now we will have opportunity to exercise one of the central rights of a citizen of a democratic republic, the right to vote, and in doing so to voice our preferences for persons who will represent us in the governing of our nation, state, county, and local city or town. Going to vote is a central opportunity for us to participate in the self-government which our nation's founders envisioned. In thinking about this opportunity to have a voice and to participate in the choices leading to selection of our leadership in government, I am moved to quote one of the finer expressions of the ideals of our country, Abraham Lincoln's Gettysburg Address on the Gettysburg Battlefield during the Civil War. I am quoting the George Bancroft text which President Lincoln supplied to the historian following the dedication of the Gettysburg field:

Tiger defense ends Blackhawk streak

posted: 10/19/2016 5 a.m.

Prairie Grove's "good as advertised" defense was the difference in the Tigers' 42-21 conquest of Pea Ridge last Friday. The loss ended the 'Hawks' 13-game road game victory streak and gave Pea Ridge their first loss of the season.

Wednesday, October 12

Jr. Lady 'Hawks take 1st

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Photograph courtesy of Heather Wade

Keeping it in the family

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

"The old man just schooled the daughter and the granddaughter!"

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 17

Public meetings

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 18

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 4

Crabtrees celebrate golden anniversary

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Charles Crabtree and Alice McComb were united in marriage Sept. 10, 1966, in the Memorial Chapel, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kan.

Blackhawks tame Lions 46-16

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

"We've just got to get clicking sooner," lamented Blackhawk head coach Stephen Neal Friday at Lion Stadium in Gravette. The host Lions looked for a time un-tame-able as they jumped out to a 10-0 lead in the first quarter, but the final three quarters were all Blackhawk as the Pea Ridge outscored Gravette 46-6 to win going away.

Pea Ridge Fire Dept.

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Reports were not available at press time.

Mules fly over jump

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Size is not always the best predictor of ability.

We sure have lots of stuff to buy!

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Going into a big store these days can be a bit overwhelming, especially to those of us who started out in life in a small town where the stores were mostly small Mom and Pop operations.

Letter to the Editor

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

McNiel's musings

Northwest Arkansas celebrates 50 years of Beaver Lake

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Blackhawk football seniors

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

No. 48 Moizes Davila, Sr. 5'9" 160 lbs.

Obituaries

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Bob King

Beware The Boo!

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

EXETER CORN MAZE & HARVEST OF TERROR

Friends to take Halloween photographs

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

The library is dry!

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 3

Church news

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

Is the conference race over? Don't print those T-shirts yet

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

There was a lot of talk going around Shiloh's Champions Field in Springdale before the Shiloh/Prairie Grove contest was that the game that evening was for the conference championship.

Blackhawk Golf

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Individuals

Blackhawk Sports Fall 2016

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 13

Ambassadors help to strengthen students

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

This October marks the 10 year anniversary of Bullying Prevention Month. National Bullying Prevention Month in October is supported by hundreds of schools, major corporations, and celebrities.

Fewer free lunches

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Report

Club news

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Benton County Jail

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 4

restaurant inspections

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Information is from state Health Department records.

Jr. 'Hawks beat Jr. Wolves

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

The Junior High Blackhawks defeated the Junior High Wolves 34-28 Thursday in Lincoln.

Marriage licenses

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Oct. 3

Guilty pleas in Pea Ridge gun thefts

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Report

Winners of the 28th annual Pea Ridge International Mule Jump

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Jump, under 51 inches

Shiloh Museum

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

EVENTS

Mountain Biking Team earns awards

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Mountain Biking Team had two racers to win awards at the Slaughter Pen Slam Oct. 1 in Bentonville.

Voter dilemmas abound in election

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Probably this could be called reflections about a voter's dilemma. More than likely you feel the same way with the same questions about the upcoming presidential election. At this writing, we are awaiting the second debate between the two major party candidates of which -- short of a miracle -- one will be our next leader. The prospects look dim from where I stand as the campaign has turned into a battle over whose past is filled with the most mistakes instead of talking about how to bring about meaningful change to our nation and the governmental process.

Community Events

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

Glade Community Historical Society

Jr. 'Hawks beat Jr. Lions 22-8

posted: 10/12/2016 5 a.m.

From Staff Report

Wednesday, October 5

Big night in 4A-1 football looms Friday with top 4 teams

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Perhaps the biggest night in the 4A-1 football campaign will transpire this Friday with the top four teams in the league doing battle with one another. Shiloh, No. 4 state ranked, will be hosting No. 5 state-ranked Prairie Grove while No. 6 state-ranked Pea Ridge will be visiting No. 23 state-ranked Gravette.

Pea Ridge Manufacturing and Business Academy

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Director: Charley Clark has been the director for three years and in the Pea Ridge School District for 13 years. He is a graduate of Hendrix College.

Pea Ridge Schools menu

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 10

Mule Jump winners

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

1989 -- First Mule Jump

Sponsors

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

C.R. Crawford

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Callout logs Sept. 19-Oct. 2

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 28

Mule jump spun out of coon hunts

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Raccoon hunters have used mules to jump fences for years. Jumping mules for entertainment began in Pea Ridge nearly 30 years ago as just one of many events of the 1985 fall festival called "Battlefield Daze," sponsored by the Pea Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

Mule talk

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Mule: The hybrid animal produced when a male ass (Jack) is crossed with a female horse. The mule is a sterile hybrid, meaning it cannot reproduce. Mules come in both male and female. Mules are a combination of traits of the parents with the most obvious donkey traits being long ears, narrower body and smaller hooves. The horse contributes size, speed and muscle. Other characteristics such as the head and voice (an odd combination of the bray that ends as a whinny) are a blend of the parent features. You can always tell a donkey from a mule by the fact that a donkey has a tail in essence like a lion or a cow (long tail with a tassel) and the mule has a tail like a horse (short tailbone with long hair).

Prizes for 28th annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

All mule events:

FFA holds Ice Cream social

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge FFA Chapter has been very busy recently.

Blackhawk Sports

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 6

Letter to the Editor

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

McNiel questions school

Lady Blackhawk Volleyball

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Sept. 19 vs. Gentry

Marriage Licenses

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Sept. 22

Negel Hall Memorial Award

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Col. Negel Hall will be remembered by the awarding of the Negel Hall Memorial award presented at the end of the Pea Ridge Mule Jump for the best mule overall.

Small schools report ACT scores for 2016

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Last year's graduates from seven of the 10 smaller rural public high schools in Benton and Washington counties earned higher average composite ACT scores than the state average.

Benton County Jail

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 27

Ballot issues challenged

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- Tourism is one of the cornerstones of the Arkansas economy, and the state Department of Parks and Tourism consistently modernizes promotional campaigns to make sure that travelers continue visiting the state.

Right Choices Corn Maze's season begins

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

SOUTHWEST CITY, Mo. -- Down a dusty, winding dirt road east of Missouri Highway 43, nestled between the Elk River and a green, forested hill, sits the Manning Brothers' Elk River Farm. Every autumn, this farm is home to the Right Choices Corn Maze and Pumpkin Patch.

Mules are athletes with attitude

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

OZARK, Mo. -- Standing in the center of the 151-year-old barn built from hand-hewn black walnut, surrounded by bridles, halters, bits, saddles, blankets and all-terrain vehicles, Josey's Moon Shadow stands quietly under the watchful eyes of Sadie and Luke -- veteran jumping mules. Pepper, the dog, and a small, black kitten wander in and out.

Expenses questioned at Garfield City Council

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- A public hearing to discuss placing a lien on property on North Wimpy Jones Road will be the first item of business at the Oct. 11 City Council meeting.

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 23

Shiloh Museum

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Shiloh Saturday Program for Families

Reading buddies help one another

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

We have exciting news; our water leak problem is being fixed this week!

28th Pea Ridge Mule Jump Event Schedule Saturday, Oct. 8, 2016

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

9 a.m. Opening Ceremony

Recollections

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

• 1984 Fall Fest with coon dog contest and mules jumping

'Hawks blow away Wolves 62-14

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

John McGee

Coon hunting origins of mule jumps

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Raccoon hunters have used mules to jump fences for years. Jumping mules for entertainment began in Pea Ridge nearly 30 years ago as just one of many events of the 1985 fall festival called "Battlefield Daze," sponsored by the Pea Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

Obituaries

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Lillie 'Sue' Kennan

Mule Jump delights and thrills

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

"Back.

Community Calendar

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 5

Blackhawk Cross Country winners

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Photographs courtesy of Heather Wade

Mule jump integral to Pea Ridge

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Autumn in the Ozarks --

Church news

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

FFA went to the fair

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Photograph courtesy of Jessica McMahon

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Blackhawk football seniors

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

No. 54 Tanner Flippo, Sr. 5'9" 180 lbs.

Snapping a picture: Back when

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

I just bought a new camera, and I'm experimenting with taking pictures with it. I guess some people these days are wondering why anyone needs a camera when a cell phone has a perfectly good built-in camera? One of my answers is that it still seems weird to me to be taking a picture with a phone. A second answer is, when a camera stores pictures on an SD card, I know now to move the pictures to my computer, print them, and look at them on a big screen. With my phone, I don't have means for moving my pictures or printing them. I really don't want to pay for Internet on a smart phone, so I continue to use a dumb phone. I and my dumb phone can make calls to just about anywhere, and my dumb phone easily does texting. I came from ancient times when a phone was a phone, and a camera was a camera, and never the twain had to meet.

Mayor prefers personal contact; declines to use email

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Aldermen in Garfield received a letter last week from Mayor Gary Blackburn stating he would not respond to email inquiries for information.

Public meeting

posted: 10/05/2016 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 10