News 2017 February

Stories for February 2017

Wednesday, February 22

Council hires Bearden

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Twisted C Farms joins Angus Association

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Twisted C Farms, Pea Ridge, Ark., is a new member of the American Angus Association®, reports Allen Moczygemba, CEO of the national breed organization headquartered in Saint Joseph, Mo.

Pea Ridge Museum set to open March 4

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Historical Society is gearing up for the museum's seasonal opening on Saturday, March 4.

Libra

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Hello, Pea Ridge friends.

At the fork in the road, what's the next path?

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Yogi Berra, that great sage of America's national pastime, was quoted as saying "when you come to the fork in the road, take it." We might not have the same idea of what the fork in the road looks like, but I'm sure we can agree it is not just a side road intersecting with the main thoroughfare. I love the phrase because so many of life's opportunities can be summed up with the real question it asks: "Which choice do we exercise?"

Blackhawk boys get defensive

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Blackhawk boys employed a suffocating defense to take three victories in last week's 4A-1 District Tournament and pick up a No. 1 seed in the 4A North Regional this week.

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 13

Additional vendors needed for local Farmers Market

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Farmers Market organizer Carol Roper hopes Mother Nature cooperates more this year.

Marriage licenses

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Feb. 10

Church news

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial

It's a great place to call home

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Houses in Pea Ridge have been selling quickly as the city sees its share of Northwest Arkansas' growth.

From patient to ambassador

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Editor's note: This is the second in a two-part series about Morgan Guyll, ambassador for Arkansas Children's Hospital and Pea Ridge High School senior.

Agriculture is fresh every day

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Hi, my name is Landon Huffman and I live in a family of five.

Benton County Jail

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 14

Pea Ridge native returns to town during retirement

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Charles Crabtree, a Pea Ridge native, returned to Pea Ridge during retirement after a career in Wichita, Kan.

Community Events

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Nichols to speak

Congratulations, Blackhawks!

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Pea Ridge School Menu

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 27

McMahon likes chickens

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Hi, Im Jessica McMahon

Learning to be a leader

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Hi, I'm Sarah Henderson.

Playoffs begin in earnest; ' Hawks to play in regionals

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

The second season of basketball is upon us with the districts in the rear-view mirror while the regionals loom ahead.

Pea Ridge streets named for soldiers in battle

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Editor's Note: The following is from Billie Jines' 1996 booklet, "The Streets of Pea Ridge." It has been updated to include new streets and those scheduled for future development.

Hay lease opportunity

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge National Military Park superintendent Kevin Eads, announced that the park is requesting bids to lease fields, and a storage building, for the purposes of haying selected areas within the park.

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 12

Restaurant Inspections

posted: 02/22/2017 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.

Ag class changed her life

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

I never knew walking into the Ag shop was going to change my life for good. I was uncertain about my future and my love for agriculture. The thought of cultivation of the soil or growing crops never intrigued me. I was unsure of where I would go next.

Senate limits attorney fees in civil lawsuits

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- After a lengthy and impassioned debate, the Senate voted to refer to voters a proposed constitutional amendment that would limit attorneys' fees in civil lawsuits and limit the amount of punitive damages that can be awarded.

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Reports were not available at press time.

Obituary

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Vickey Sue 'Vicki' Isom

Miller likes field trips

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

My name is Austin Miller. I am a freshman, and have been in FFA for two years.

Shiloh Museum

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Civil War Roundtable

Community Calendar

posted: 02/22/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, March 1

Tuesday, February 21

Granthams enjoy generations of FFA

posted: 02/21/2017 5 a.m.

Hello my name is Sydney Grantham. My parents are Micah and Shalako Grantham (previous FFA members). FFA has been in my family for a couple of generations. My grandparents have been in FFA. Now it is down to me. I am the only child in my big family that is still in FFA.

Wednesday, February 15

Marriage license

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Feb. 7

Pea Ridge Police January 2017

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Call Count Prev. month YTD

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Club news

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

New Meadowbrook EH Club

Benton County Jail

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

Edwards credits honey with healing

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Beekeeper Kelly Edwards knows from first-hand experience how healing honey can be.

Is winning believing or is it believing is winning?

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

There is a billboard on I-49 I have noticed the past few days driving back and forth between home and Mercy Hospital in Joplin.

Recollections

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

50 Years Ago

Church news

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial

Sports brief

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Youth Sports

College news

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

University of Arkansas

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 30

PRMBA Associates of the Month

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Marketing/logistics

Registration for kindergarten students set for March 13-17

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Primary School registration for the 2017-18 school year for kindergarten students will be held 9 a.m.-2 p.m. each day Monday, March 13, through Friday, March 17.

Public meetings

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 21

Obituaries

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Frank Edmundson

Letter to the Editor

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Thetfords are grateful

Second tumor doesn't slow down teenager

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Morgan Guyll doesn't plan on letting a pesky tumor in her back keep her from having a career, a family and a home.

Take off the grave clothes

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Most of us are probably familiar with the Biblical account of Lazarus, Jesus' close friend who died and was brought back to life four days later. We read about it in the 11th chapter of John's gospel, but if we're not careful, we can get so caught up in the enormity of the event that we overlook an occurrence at the end of the story which has great significance for us today.

Lady 'Hawks thank Coach Walker

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Lady Blackhawks fall to Lady Elks

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

The Lady Blackahwks battled the Lady Elks until the final moments when Elkins' Tink Harris knocked down her third 3-pointer of the night, proving to be a game-defining moment.

Loss costs Blackhawks No. 1 seed

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

PRAIRIE GROVE -- Blackhawk dreams of taking a No. 1 seed into the District 4A-1 boys basketball tournament faded with a 59-56 loss at Prairie Grove Tuesday, Feb. 7.

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, Feb. 5

Governor signed bill reducing vets' taxes

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- The Senate passed two bills to streamline state agencies and make them more efficient. Other bills are in the pipeline.

Taking the Leap down memory lane

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

I've had an interest in Leap Years and the calendar ever since 1948, when my sister Donna was born on Feb. 29 that year. When Donna was born, right away we were talking about how she would not have a birthday every year. Should we observe her birthday on Feb. 28 in ordinary years, or on March 1? We finally agreed that she was born in February, and we should observe her birthday in February. But we still always talked about her not having a birthday in most years. On Feb.29, 1952, for example, she was 4 years old, but she was celebrating her first birthday. Even when she turned 60, on February 29, 2008, we teased her about it's being her 15th birthday.

Shiloh Museum

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Historic Advertising Exhibit

Streets named for soldiers in battle

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Editor's Note: The following is from Billie Jines' 1996 booklet, "The Streets of Pea Ridge." It has been updated to include new streets and those scheduled for future development.

Freedom of Information Act turns 50

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

This month we observe the 50th anniversary of the state's "Sunshine Law," a significant piece of legislation that changed the way public officials do business, forcing them to discuss and decide matters in the open and within the public view rather than in private sessions as had been common practice.

Blackhawks commit to play at college; sign letters

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Good character, diligent academic work and athletic prowess are exemplified in many Blackhawk athletes. Three were recognized Thursday morning when they signed letters of intent to play ball at college. A fourth student athlete signed her letter on Monday morning to play softball at college.

Edwards experience sweet taste of success

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Patrick Edwards' dream is having a dedicated place for children to see, understand and appreciate honey bees.

Assistant coaches are vital

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Assistant coaches Dalton Palarino, Blackhawks, and Reed Smith and Rudy Sanchez, Lady Blackhawks, are vital to the successful Blackhawk basketball program.

Planning commission denies tow service expansion

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Planning Commission met Tuesday, Feb. 7, and unanimously denied a conditional use permit for Jim Erwin's property on Slack Street.

Safe room rules

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge School District

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 20

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 02/15/2017 5 a.m.

Saturday, Feb. 11

Friday, February 10

Grant Highway funding is increased Hi High

posted: 02/10/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas students who are college bound continued to show improvement on tests that determine whether they need to take remedial courses in order to bring their academics up to college level.

Wednesday, February 8

Lady Blackhawks juniors

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Lady Blackhawk Basketball

Pea Ridge Schools calendar

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Third quarter -- 48 days (Jan. 2-March 10)

Benton County Jail

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 31

Marriage licenses

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Benton County

Kindergarten and PreK registration set

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Kindergarten Registration

Neal rebuilds culture

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

The Lady Blackhawks are creating a new culture and breaking through a glass ceiling, said head coach Heath Neal.

Community Calendar

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 8

Public meetings

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 13

Hutchinson, Huckabee hosted

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Two Arkansas governors, one past and one present, joined a host of Republican city, county and party officials for dinner at Pea Ridge High School on Wednesday, Feb. 1. It was the annual Benton County Republican Lincoln-Reagan Day dinner with 350 tickets sold.

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 3

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Reports were not available at press time.

Libra

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Greetings library admirers.

We the people

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

"And from Jesus Christ, the faithful witness, the firstborn from the dead, and the ruler over the kings of the earth. To Him who loved us and washed us from our sins in His own blood."

Hall ball

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

From the moment he could talk, Joey Hall was destined to be a baller.

Sewer plant plans proceed

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

The city of Pea Ridge has completed the engineering phase and is working to secure financing for a new sewer treatment facility, to replace the current at-capacity facility.

Obituaries

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Betty Reams Cherry

Grant Highway funding is increased Hi High

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- After putting the finishing touches on a $50 million-a-year tax cut for low income families, lawmakers turned their focus to legislation that exempts military retirement benefits from the state income tax.

Blackhawk Colors Day 2017

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Photographs courtesy of Russ Wilson

Pea Ridge School menu

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 13

Community Events

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Chili Cook-Off

Church news

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, Jan. 29

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Streets named for soldiers in battle

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Editor's note: The following is from Billie Jines' 1996 booklet, "The Streets of Pea Ridge." It has been updated to include new streets and those scheduled for future development.

Shiloh Museum

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Inspirational Chorale Performance

Recollections

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

50 Years Ago

Sports brief

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Youth Sports

Court report

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Three arrested for theft

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Roe: Teaching for a lifetime

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Rachel Dickerson

Nine Blackhawk tracksters score state medals

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Eight boys and a lone girl were among the medalists at the Class 1A-4A State Indoor Track and Field Championships held at the University of Arkansas last week.

Blackhawk Colors Day 2017

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Miss Jennifer Anthony and Mr. Matt Thomas

Blackhawk Basketball Schedules

posted: 02/08/2017 5 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 10

Friday, February 3

Grant Highway funding is increased Hi High

posted: 02/03/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- According to the state Education Department, there are eight academic subject areas this school year in which Arkansas has a shortage of licensed teachers.

Wednesday, February 1

Blackhawks pound Gravette 58-38

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

The Blackhawk boys jumped out in front of the Gravette Lions and never looked back in their 58-38 shellacking of their top conference foe.

College news

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

Missouri Southern State University

Is your day going as planned?

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

January 2017 is history.

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, Jan. 22

Recollections

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

50 Years Ago

Home assistance funded

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- From 500 to 900 people with developmental disabilities will get home assistance from a funding measure approved by the legislature.

Can we make a difference? If so, how?

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

What is going on in the world of "making a point"? Are the current organized marches the sign of our times? They seem to be mostly peaceful and maybe we should rejoice that people are expressing themselves without violence for a change. Sometimes I admit that listening to the news it is difficult to know if there is a real reason, but surely those involved must know and probably used social media -- Facebook or other sites -- to organize the group, so surely they gave a reason.

Blackhawk Basketball Schedules

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

Friday, Feb. 3

Road closed

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

The Benton County Road Department will be doing road work on North Old Wire Road off of Gann Ridge Road in Garfield. The road will be closed between Gann Ridge Road and Corinth Road from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. on Monday, Jan. 30, through Friday, Feb. 3, with one lane limited access. There will be detour signs set up for the public to avoid the construction area.

House building boom hits Pea Ridge; growth is good

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

Homes are going up and getting filled quickly in Pea Ridge.

Sports briefs

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Youth Sports

Shiloh Museum

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

Inspirational Chorale Performance

Planning Commission

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Planning Commission will begin with a public hearing for a conditional use permit request from Jim Erwin for 750 Slack St. The meeting is set to begin at 7 p.m. Tuesday, Feb. 7., in City Hall.

Obituaries

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

Carolyn A. Higginbotham

Coming back from the heights

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

St. Matthew, in the last part of Chapter 3 and the first 17 verses of Chapter 4, describes a sequence of momentous events in the life of Jesus just before the beginning of his public ministry of teaching and preaching. Matt. 3:13-15 describes how Jesus came to the Jordan where John the Baptist was baptising, and after answering some reluctance on John's part, he was baptised by John. Then, as he came up from the water, the heavens were opened, and the Spirit of God descended like a dove, alighting upon him, and a voice from heaven said, "This is my beloved Son, with whom I am well pleased."

Community Calendar

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Feb. 1

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 16

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Streets named for soldiers in battle

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

Editor's note: The following is from Billie Jines' 1996 booklet, "The Streets of Pea Ridge." It has been updated to include new streets and those scheduled for future development.

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Feb. 6

Benton County Jail

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Public meetings

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Feb. 7

Blackhawk juniors

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

PEA RIDGE BLACKHAWKS

Avoca Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 24

Community events

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

Chili Cook-Off

Canfield honored as Firefighter of the Year

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Wade Canfield practically wore out the soles of his boots while working out for his firefighter training.

Blackhawks survive Saints early scare

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

For a half, Shiloh Christian gave Pea Ridge everything it had.

Pea Ridge Colors Day maids named

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

Seven lovely young ladies were selected as maids for the Blackhawk Colors Day Court for 2017. One of those ladies will be crowned queen in a ceremony that begins at 5:45 p.m. Friday, Feb. 3, in Blackhawk Gym.

'Hawks down Pirates

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Coaches build character

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

Undefeated, the Blackhawks are on a roll.

Council rejects bids

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

Three offers on one of two city buildings for sale downtown were rejected by City Council members during a special meeting Tuesday, Jan. 24.

Church news

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial

The Halls of fame -- the close of a successful run

posted: 02/01/2017 5 a.m.

When senior point guard Joey Hall plays his last game for the Pea Ridge Blackhawks this spring, it will close out a successful run of Hall family athletes that started many years ago with the first of three Hall children who suited up for the black and white.