News 2017 December

Stories for December 2017

Wednesday, December 13

Park hosts 1860s Christmas

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The Pea Ridge National Military Park will once again open the doors of Elkhorn Tavern to celebrate the Christmas holiday 1860 style. Come join us and learn what Christmas may have been like in December 1860, the last Christmas before war changed the course of the country. This program will take place from 10 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 2, 9 and 16. For information, call 479-451-8122 ext. 1227.

Shiloh Museum

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Events

Pea Ridge Schools menus

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Monday, Dec. 18

Jr. High Lady Blackhawks

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Photograph courtesy of LifeTouch

Community Calendar

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Wednesday, Dec. 13

Church news

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First Baptist Church

Marriage licenses

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Dec. 1

Court Report

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District Court of Benton County

Avoca Fire Dept.

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Friday, Dec. 1

Benton County Jail

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Wednesday, Dec. 6

Computer science classes increase

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LITTLE ROCK -- Since the legislature enacted a law in 2015 that requires Arkansas high schools to offer computer science, the number of students in computer classes has increased by 460 percent.

Government budget needs cooperation from all

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If you remember that this report is written a week or at least several days before you read it in the paper, it doesn't sound so much like old news. But the big topic in our nation's capitol this week is a budget to keep our government functioning. When I think of all the people and businesses who are affected by a "shut-down" and consider the very simple reality that everyone in government knows when the existing budget runs out, I can't help wondering "why?" How can supposedly responsible people we elected from all across our nation allow a condition, or circumstance, of this kind to come about? What have we done wrong that has allowed selfish, egotistical, partisan politics to run our country?

Time for the politically correct All State teams

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It will soon be time for the Arkansas All-State Teams to be named for the 2017 season. I just wish it was based on just the players' performance on the field rather than the way it is always done in the Natural State.

Blackhawk basketball schedule

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Wednesday, Dec. 13

Battle at the Ridge tradition

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Kobe Rose picked up the basketball in the left corner and launched a 3-point attempt that swished cleanly through the hoop.

Holtgrewe's free throws clinch 'Hawk win

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The rowdy Pea Ridge student section went silent each time senior guard Hayden Holtgrewe stepped to the free-throw line.

Blackhawks fall short in Battle of the Ridge final

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Trent Loyd will look back at the Battle of the Ridge championship and see it as one that just got away from his Pea Ridge boys basketball team.

Lady 'Hawks picks up momentum

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FARMINGTON -- The Pea Ridge girls picked up some much-needed momentum with a fourth quarter comeback, 52-45 win over 3A Harding Academy Saturday.

Pea Ridge boys are Dawgs!

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Photograph submitted

Wright promoted to director

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Greetings Library, family!

Obituaries

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Roy Albert Hance Jr.

Drugs, weapons confiscated

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Pea Ridge Police arrested three persons and confiscated weapons, drugs and money as the result of serving a search warrant at a residence on Lynn Drive in Windmill subdivision about 2 p.m. on Friday, Dec. 8.

Wednesday, December 6

Court Report

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District Court of Benton County

Public meetings

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Monday, Dec. 11

Restaurant inspections

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Nov. 27

State helps fund school facilities

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LITTLE ROCK -- Since its creation in 2005, the state's program to pay for school facilities has paid local school districts more than $930 million and committed to paying $283 million by the end of 2019.

Remembering a 1940s Christmas

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The 1940s are memorable to me for several reasons.

New trail system considered

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GARFIELD -- The National Park Service (NPS) proposes to implement a Trail Master Plan (Trail Plan) for Pea Ridge National Military Park in Garfield, Ark.

Jr. Blackhawk basketball

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Pea Ridge Jr. High Blackhawks

Varsity Blackhawk Basketball Schedule

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Thursday, Dec. 7-Saturday, Dec. 9

FFA presents awards during parents night

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The Pea Ridge FFA Chapter held Parent Member night on Monday, Nov. 13.

Pea Ridge Schools menus

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Monday, Dec. 11

Age provides a different perspective

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Maybe the greatest benefit to growing old (or older) is that it gives us a reference point for change. If we remember how things "were," we can compare them to what we see now and make some personal judgments about our progress -- either good or bad. We can do that in our society today as we try to compare various elements of our lives now to how we believe they were some period of time ago recognizing they are subjective opinions. Having passed the 80-year threshold, I remember the World War II era, but not the "Great Depression" of the late '20s. I remember my first paying job as a farm worker and a relatively brief Air Force career as an enlisted man, seeking a college degree, marriage, starting a family, choosing a working career, etc.

'Hawks made big imprint on 4A football this season

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Stephen Neal's Blackhawk football team cut a wide swath through MaxPreps statewide statistical records this season, with the locals claiming three top spots, five second-place finishes, and a pair of third place bests.

'Hawks end banner season with loss to Badgers

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The Pea Ridge Blackhawk football team got an early lead but couldn't hold on against a surging Arkadelphia Badger squad as the locals fell 51-26 in a 4A State semi-final game at Blackhawk Stadium Friday.

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

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Sunday, Nov. 26

All They Do Is Winn, Winn, Winn

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Editor's note: This is continued from the Nov. 29 edition of The TIMES.

Obituaries

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Guary Don Jones

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

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Warrants:

Benton County Jail

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Tuesday, Nov. 28

Christmas Parade well attended

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TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Church news

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Brightwater Memorial

Man jailed

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A Pea Ridge man was found guilty of indecent exposure and committed to 14 days in the Benton County Jail by Judge Ray Bunch in Pea Ridge court Tuesday, Nov. 28.

Fire ravishes home

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GARFIELD -- He had just built a fire in his wood stove, Terry Remley said, and sat down to watch television when he noticed a glow in the ceiling. He quickly realized the leaves in the back yard were on fire and had caught his home on fire. He called 911 and he and his dog got out safely, going next door to his son's home.

Angels still available

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There are a few angels left on the Angel Christmas trees.

Community support encourages

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Community support is heart-warming.