News 2017 December

Stories for December 2017

Thursday, December 28

Ninth-grade Blackhawk basketball

posted: 12/28/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph courtesy of LifeTouch

Wednesday, December 27

It's all about helping others

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

Little did he know 25 years ago when he yielded to the request to join of then-Fire Chief Jerry Collins, that he would stay on the department 25 years and become assistant chief. But stay, he did.

Town grows and grows

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES file photograph

Benton County Jail

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 19

School gets check from Rotary

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Blackhawks defeat Pioneers 51-40

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

Trent Loyd's boys Blackhawk basketball ran their unbeaten conference mark to 4-0 with a 51-40 conquest of the Gentry Pioneers Wednesday, Dec. 20.

Shiloh Museum

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

Events

Community Calendar

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 27

Habit III Students Leaders

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

Photographs submitted

Church news

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

First Baptist Church

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

Callout logs Dec. 10-20, 2017

All-State athletes named

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

All-State athletes have been named. Pea Ridge Blackhawk All-State athletes are:

Public meetings

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 28

Court Report

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Lions welcome new member

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Simple Beef Stew

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

Simple Beef Stew

What's next?

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

With another Christmas rapidly fading into memory, I opened the gospel of Luke, which tells the most familiar parts of the Christmas story, to see what came next. It's an odd inclusion. Jesus' parents take their infant son to the temple for the usual rites of purification -- of Mary, not of the child. In Jewish tradition, the blood of birthing rendered a woman unclean. After seven days (14 for a female baby) and a suitable sacrifice, a priest could declare the mother ritually clean again.

Seventh-grade Lady Blackhawks

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph by LifeTouch

Friends we lost in 2017

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

Jan. 4, 2017

Obituaries

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

Sandra Lee Gore

Marriage licenses

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

Dec. 15

Firefighters honored

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

State re-defends petitions-to-run deadline in court

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

The Arkansas secretary of state's office spent about five hours recently trying to justify -- at the request of a federal appellate court -- the need for a March 1 deadline for independent candidates in Arkansas to submit petitions seeking access to general-election ballots.

Pea Ridge Schools menus

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 1

Habit IV Student Leaders

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

The Habit 4 Leaders of the Month were announced at Blackhawk Friday, Dec. 1. Habit 4 Leaders "Think Win-Win or Everyone Can Win."

Blackhawk basketball schedule

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 28-30

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 17

Students present recital

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Year's news replete with community

posted: 12/27/2017 5 a.m.

City Council, Planning Commission and School Board meetings, as well as features on community residents were the bulk of the news for 2017.

Wednesday, December 20

Tobacco settlement funds home care for disabled

updated: 12/20/2017 1:16 p.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- At the December meeting of the Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission the governor made a surprise appearance. He wanted to thank commissioners for their help in providing home care and services to about 500 people with developmental disabilities.

What do political battles reveal?

updated: 12/20/2017 1:16 p.m.

America was treated to an unusual opportunity last week. Through the gift of national television coverage, we had the opportunity to see the two national political parties fight for control of the United States Senate. The end result will have an effect on all of us in the outcome of legislation coming out of Washington. The actual battleground was the campaign during the special election to fill a vacant Senate seat representing Alabama. The two individuals representing their parties were the well-known conservative former Alabama Supreme Court Justice Roy Moore and Doug Jones the Democrat representative, a U.S. District Attorney. By a very small margin, the lesser known (nationally a least) Jones became the first Democrat to win an Alabama Senate seat in over a quarter of a century.

Church news

updated: 12/20/2017 1:16 p.m.

First Baptist Church

Blackhawks defeat Saints

updated: 12/20/2017 1:16 p.m.

Blackhawk junior Landon Allison, No. 20, faces off a Shiloh defender during the tightly contested game Friday night in Blackhawk gym. The 'Hawks defeated the Saints. See page 6A for more.

Planning agenda

updated: 12/20/2017 1:16 p.m.

Pea Ridge Planning Commission members will have several items to consider at the first meeting of 2018 including a conditional use permit for liquor sales, a rezone request and a home occupation request.

Community events

updated: 12/20/2017 1:16 p.m.

Eagle Watch Cruises through end of February 2018

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

updated: 12/20/2017 1:16 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 3

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

updated: 12/20/2017 1:16 p.m.

Callout logs Nov. 27 through Dec. 10, 2017

Santa Letters

updated: 12/20/2017 1:16 p.m.

Kindergarten

I'm Dreaming of a White Christmas

updated: 12/20/2017 1:16 p.m.

This well-known winter season song has probably been sung during every Christmas season of my life, except for my first two Christmases, which I don't remember. It is an Irving Berlin song from 1942, made tremendously popular in the 1940s by the singing of Bing Crosby. It is a beautiful song, not so much as a Christmas song, but as a song that envisions a beautiful setting for the celebration of Christmas.

Vining elected; Bearden hired

updated: 12/20/2017 1:16 p.m.

GARFIELD -- Among the myriad of decisions made during last week's regular meeting, Garfield council members approved a proposed 2018 budget, elected a recorder-treasurer, established a separate water clerk position, hired a city attorney, and altered the speaker sign-in protocol.

Community Calendar

updated: 12/20/2017 1:16 p.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 20

Hawks take Shiloh 52-48 in thriller

updated: 12/20/2017 1:16 p.m.

The Blackhawks' late start in getting their full roster in sync for the upcoming basketball season hasn't hurt too much as the 'Hawks hold the No. 6 ranking in the MaxPreps/CBS State 4A Poll and are 2-0 in league play.

Jr. Blackhawk Basketball

updated: 12/20/2017 1:16 p.m.

Photograph courtesy of LifeTouch Photography

Benton County Jail

updated: 12/20/2017 1:16 p.m.

Tuesday, Dec. 12

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

updated: 12/20/2017 1:16 p.m.

Warrants:

Granny's Quilts of Love plans endowment

updated: 12/20/2017 1:16 p.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love held a retirement luncheon Dec. 12 in Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church to honor the ladies for their countless years of making quilts for Arkansas Children's Hospital.

Obituaries

updated: 12/20/2017 1:16 p.m.

Alberta Louise Colley

Tuesday, December 19

Correction

updated: 12/20/2017 1:16 p.m.

Andy Fletcher was assistant chief of the Pea Ridge Fire Department. His title was incorrect in the cutline with his photograph in the Dec. 13 edition of The TIMES. The TIMES sincerely apologizes for the error.

Wednesday, December 13

Holtgrewe's free throws clinch 'Hawk win

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

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

Battle at the Ridge tradition

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

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

Blackhawk basketball schedule

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 13

Time for the politically correct All State teams

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

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.

Government budget needs cooperation from all

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

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?

Computer science classes increase

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

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.

Benton County Jail

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 6

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

Friday, Dec. 1

Court Report

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Jr. High Lady Blackhawks

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph courtesy of LifeTouch

Pea Ridge Schools menus

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 18

Shiloh Museum

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

Events

Park hosts 1860s Christmas

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

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.

Drugs, weapons confiscated

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

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.

Obituaries

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

Roy Albert Hance Jr.

Wright promoted to director

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

Greetings Library, family!

Lady 'Hawks picks up momentum

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

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

Blackhawks fall short in Battle of the Ridge final

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

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.

Marriage licenses

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

Dec. 1

Church news

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

First Baptist Church

Community Calendar

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 13

Pea Ridge boys are Dawgs!

posted: 12/13/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Wednesday, December 6

Angels still available

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

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

Fire ravishes home

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

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.

Church news

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial

Christmas Parade well attended

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Obituaries

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

Guary Don Jones

All They Do Is Winn, Winn, Winn

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

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

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, Nov. 26

'Hawks end banner season with loss to Badgers

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

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.

'Hawks made big imprint on 4A football this season

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

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.

Community support encourages

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

Community support is heart-warming.

Age provides a different perspective

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

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.

Pea Ridge Schools menus

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 11

New trail system considered

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

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

Remembering a 1940s Christmas

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

The 1940s are memorable to me for several reasons.

State helps fund school facilities

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

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.

Restaurant inspections

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

Nov. 27

Public meetings

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Dec. 11

Court Report

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

FFA presents awards during parents night

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

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

Man jailed

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

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.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Jr. Blackhawk basketball

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Jr. High Blackhawks

Varsity Blackhawk Basketball Schedule

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, Dec. 7-Saturday, Dec. 9

Benton County Jail

posted: 12/06/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Nov. 28