News 2017 January

Stories for January 2017

Friday, January 27

Highway funding is increased Hi High

posted: 01/27/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- The governor announced his plans to increase highway funding with budget surpluses and transfers from other state sources of revenue.

Wednesday, January 25

Libra

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Greetings Library admirers.

Creamy Potato Casserole

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Creamy Potato Casserole

Blackhawk & Lady Blackhawks Basketball seniors

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Britton Caudill, No. 23, 6'3" 210 lbs.

Registration for kindergarten set for March

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

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

Court report

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Youth Competitive Basketball

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Fourth-grade Lady Blackhawks: Caley Hightower, Emma Fryar, Layla Priest, Zoeyanne Timmons (3rd grade), Anna Price (3rd grade), Katelyn Luedtke, Zaylee Warden, Emory Bowlin, Jayce Huffman, Kennedy Williams, Miley Humphrey, Laney Heckman and Lynden Osborn. Coaches are Tim Socha and Tiauna Young.

Band students selected to Region Honor Band

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Twenty-three Pea Ridge Blackhawk Band students have been selected to the ASBOA Region VI Honor Band. The region consists of students from Mountain Home, Harrison, Berryville, Eureka Springs, Gravette, Gentry, Bentonville, Rogers, Green Forest, Cotter, Valley Springs, Decatur, Alpena and Flippin. Approximately 900 band students from these schools auditioned for placement in the region honor band on Saturday, Jan. 7, at Lincoln Jr. High in Bentonville. There are two high school honor bands, grades 10-12, and two junior high honor bands, grades 7-9.

Shiloh Museum

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Madison County Artist Featured

Church news

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial

Streets named for soldiers in battle

posted: 01/25/2017 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.

'Hawks sweep series with Pioneers

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge's offensive machine was full throttle in the 1st and 3rd quarters to turn back a determined Gentry squad 71-59 to sweep the two games series with the Pioneers this season.

Benton County Jail

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Pea Ridge Schools menu

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 30

Honor Roll

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Third Grade

Vets' retirement exception on desks

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- By a unanimous vote in both chambers, the General Assembly approved legislation to postpone for 60 days implementation of the medical marijuana amendment.

Correction

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

The mayor of Garfield did not request a raise. An alderman, Terry Warren, said he believed the mayor needed a raise. The information was published incorrectly in the Jan. 11 edition of The TIMES. The TIMES apologizes for the error.

Educational events slated at Hobbs State Park

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Astronomy Night

Blackhawks still undefeated

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph courtesy of Russ Wilson

Gravette splits games with Pea Ridge on Friday

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

GRAVETTE -- "It's games like this that prepare you for the games down the road," opined head boys basketball coach Trent Loyd, "The boys played with a lot of heart in a loud and hostile environment and came away with an important win"

Obituaries

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Robert 'Bob' Beck

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 17

Learning self-defense

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Photographs submitted

Sports briefs

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Softball sign-ups set

Blackhawks are one of two AAA teams undefeated

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

There are only two Arkansas 4A high schools that have navigated the competitive waters of AAA-sanctioned basketball but who have escaped unscathed to this date on the schedule.

Common courtesy isn't so common

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Some things, like having some basic knowledge and wisdom or being kind to and thoughtful of others, is considered to be common among most people. We even give this idea names like "common sense" and "common courtesy," respectively. There is an expression that goes, "common sense is not so common"? That is unfortunately very true; the same could also be said about "common courtesy."

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, Jan. 15

Offer made on old City Hall

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Alderman Ray Easley brought an ongoing issue before the Pea Ridge City Council during their regular meeting on Tuesday, Jan. 17.

New law enacts limits on time alderman are allowed to speak

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- In a lengthy and sometimes animated discussion, City Council members discussed proposed Resolution 128 typed by one of the two newest council members, Susie Morrison. The resolution was ultimately approved.

Massey joins Marines

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Reports were not available by press time.

Community Calendar

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 25

New ag room complete

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

The new 2,000-square feet agricultural classroom is complete and is being used as a lab and for animal science, according to Mark Laster, communications director, in a presentation to the Pea Ridge School Board at the January meeting.

It's story time

posted: 01/25/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Wednesday, January 18

Pea Ridge Schools menu

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 23

Helping one another

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

Helping others is nothing new to LaRay Thetford, nurse at Pea Ridge High School for the past 17 years. Now, her family is on the receiving end.

Public meeting

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 26

Remember the old woodpile

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

When the outside temperatures spend several days down below the 20 degree mark, I begin to think that winter has arrived. Of course we had that weekend back in mid-December when the cold reached almost to zero, but then soon warmed back up. During the cold days I've been noticing the homes around Pea Ridge which have smoke lifting from a chimney, indicating that they are using wood heat. I'm thinking that most people heating with wood are probably using wood-burning stoves or fireplace inserts. Even back when I was young most people were getting away from using fireplaces directly for heating or cooking. Fireplaces tend to burn lots of wood for the heat they produce. So much of fireplace heat tends to go right up the chimney and is lost. When fireplaces actually have a fire built in them, quite often it is as much for creating an emotional atmosphere as it is for actually heating the house.

Baby Jet arrives early

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

On July 29, 2016, Bethany was admitted to Willow Creek Women's Hospital with severe high blood pressure. She later was diagnosed with preeclampsia and severe hypertension. Bethany was labeled at high risk for stroke and other complications. On Aug. 3, 2016, doctors evaluated Bethany and decided it was best for both her and the baby to have an emergency C-section. The process happened so fast that from the time the doctors informed Bethany and Ryan of their decision, to the time the procedure was complete, it was less than one hour.

Court report

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Letter to the Editor

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

Dear Mr. Nichols:

Obituaries

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

Betty L. Burradell

Sub vets honored

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

A memorial to submariner veterans will be included to the Veterans Memorial in Pea Ridge thanks in part to a generous donation from the Pea Ridge Walmart Neighborhood Market.

Tax cuts evaluated by legislature

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas legislature convened the 2017 regular session with tax cuts, Medicaid and medical marijuana are at the top of its agenda.

Club news

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

New Meadowbrook

Blackhawks hammer Tigers 74-43

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

The first few minutes of the first quarter saw the Blackhawk boys stumble just a bit as the visiting Tigers of Prairie Grove jumped out to an early lead. Near the midway point of the quarter, the 'Hawks' offensive engine roared to life, racing past their district foe to go on to post a mercy ruled 74-43 victory at home Tuesday, Jan. 10.

Sports briefs

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

Softball sign-ups set

Blackhawk boys make history

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

Trent Loyd's varsity boys basketball team has gone where no Pea Ridge high school basketball team has gone before.

Church news

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial

Seventh-grade Lady Blackhawks

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph courtesy of LifeTouch

Shiloh Museum

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

Trail of Tears

Blackhawk Basketball Schedules

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, Jan. 19

Leaders of the Month

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

Leaders of the Month, Habit IV were announced in the Blackhawk Friday assembly on Jan. 6. Habit IV is Win-Win, Everyone can Win. To Think Win-Win means "I can balance courage for getting what I want with consideration for what others want. When a conflict arises, I can look for a win-win solution."

Libra

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

Hello fellow Pea Ridge family! I hope you were able to get out and enjoy the fantastic weather we had at the beginning of last week. Being from Washington state where they have several feet of snow, I fall in love with Arkansas more and more every winter. Speaking of several feet, here at the library our to-do list is getting shorter and shorter every day.

College news

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

Arkansas Tech

Validity of news report is concerning

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

Less than a week before we have a new president in the White house, the division in our nation is taking front page in the news. Having a "sore loser" is not new in the world of politics, but it normally would not rise to this political level -- the presidency -- nor reach the tempo we are now experiencing. The availability of mass communication channels such as Twitter, Facebook, etc. has taken the "game of news" to an entirely new level.

Community Calendar

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 18

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Blackhawks' pair leads charge past West Fork Tigers

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

WEST FORK -- Pea Ridge continued its winning streak behind a smothering, full-court press to beat West Fork Friday night.

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 3

Marriage license

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

Jan. 9

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 9

Mercy plans approved

posted: 01/18/2017 5 a.m.

A medical clinic is one step closer to reality after Planning Commissioner members approved the large scale development of Mercy Clinic at the regular Planning Commission meeting in January.

Tuesday, January 17

Blackhawks rack up points

posted: 01/17/2017 5 a.m.

Photographs courtesy of Russ Wilson

Wednesday, January 11

Community Calendar

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 11

Shiloh Museum

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Museum open house to feature local collectors

Dad's tales take life in a book

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Playing in the cotton fields in the evening, the boys heard an eerie sound echoing over the fields of Northeast Arkansas.

Church news

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial

Obituary

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Ralph Albert Squires

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, Jan. 1

The new year will be a bright one

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

The ball has fallen in New York City and and a New Year has begun. Here in Pea Ridge, the ball has fallen and a Blackhawk or Lady Blackhawk was there to scoop it up and heat up the scoreboard with the heart of the basketball season upon us.

Pea Ridge Schools menu

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 16

What do we question?

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Is it possible the American citizens must ultimately come to grips with the fact that not all statements made by politicians are 100 percent truth? We are hearing President-elect Donald Trump start to become honest on some of his campaign promises like "who will actually pay for the wall along the Mexican border ?" Did the majority of voters who supported Trump actually believe there was a way to force Mexico to write a check to pay for that wall? Maybe over a period of time he can "negotiate" a tariff arrangement that will pay for most of the needed wall, but campaign promises are pure rhetoric to appease a segment of the population that has a major interest in the topic.

Streets named for soldiers in battle

posted: 01/11/2017 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.

Junior Lady Blackhawks

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph courtesy of LifeTouch

Garfield mayor wants raise

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- City aldermen met Thursday, Jan. 5, to discuss the city's budget. It was the second special meeting this month. The mayor walked out of the first saying it wasn't a legally called meeting.

Marriage licenses

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Dec. 30

Blackhawk Basketball Schedules

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Friday, Jan. 13

Keep youthful vigor

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

"Let no one despise your youth, but be an example to the believers in word, in conduct, in love, in spirit, in faith, in purity." 1 Timothy 4:12

Explaining old Southern expressions

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Our southern language has long been a colorful and artful thing, with numerous rather unique words and expressions not commonly used in other parts of the country. We southerners of the old-time variety tend to talk slowly, so in order to speed things up we sometimes shorten words, or put two or three words together with special pronunciations to get things said a little quicker. Sometimes we invented words for things on the spot if we didn't know what to call them. That was probably the origin of words like thingamabob and dumafigit and whatchamacallit.

Benton County Jail

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 3

Uncommon duo

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Lady Blackhawks Jennifer Anthony and Avery Dayberry don't have much in common.

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 4

West football All-Stars under the same new management

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Two of the past three years, the annual All-Star Football game at the University of Central Arkansas in July has been led by former Pea Ridge coach Tony Travis. He has moved on but seemingly, not the position.

Blackhawks trounce Tigers

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge 61, West Fork 27

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Sports brief

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Youth softball sign ups set

Maple Glenn II OKd

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Annette Beard

Public meetings

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Jan. 17

The Nest is open

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

The Nest -- a small shop on the Pea Ridge High School campus -- is open. A ribbon cutting was held at 12:30 p.m. Monday and students stopped by for a cup of coffee and to browse through the apparel.

Fall sports awards

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Awards were presented to junior and senior high athletes for fall sports on Thursday, Jan. 5, in the high school gym.

Recipe

posted: 01/11/2017 5 a.m.

Oriental Salad

Tuesday, January 10

Blackhawks defeat Mastiffs

posted: 01/10/2017 5 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Both the Lady Blackhawks and Blackhawks defeated the Mastiffs of Haas Hall in competition Saturday afternoon in Fayetteville.

Saturday, January 7

Friends we lost in 2016

posted: 01/07/2017 5 a.m.

June 1

Wednesday, January 4

Pea Ridge Schools calendar

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

Quarters

Benton County Jail

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 28

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 25

Modernization introduces new problems

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

Last week I was going on about our strange Arkansas weather, and I mentioned a couple of new problems we had on the farm after modernizing with electricity and a gas-powered farm tractor. Sometimes tractors don't want to start in cold weather, and they present other complications that we never faced with our horses. One of our big advances with electricity on the farm was to have hot and cold running water in the house, an indoor bathroom, and water piped to the barn. That was great, and very convenient and nice. But, sometimes the power goes off, sometimes the pump motor burns out, sometimes pipes freeze and burst. When water pipes burst, one may have an urgent emergency on his hands.

Obituaries

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

W. C. Burkett

Pea Ridge Schools menu

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 9

Public meetings

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Jan. 9

Shiloh Museum

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

EVENTS

Government looks at budget

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- When the 91st General Assembly convenes on Jan. 9, lawmakers will quickly take up fiscal policy because the outcome of many proposed bills will depend on how much money is available.

Blackhawk Basketball Schedules

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

Friday, Jan. 6

Marriage Licenses

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

Dec. 27

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Dec. 21

City amends budget

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge City Council voted to make the necessary amendments to the 2016 budget.

Sports brief

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

Youth softball sign ups set

Howard and the Wompoopus

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Recipe

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

Black-Eyed Pea Spread

Are you OK?

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

I play guitar. So do many other people. I enjoy it and I think I'm a decent picker but I'm certainly not the best. I saw a T-shirt the other the day that I'm thinking about buying that says, "World's okayest guitar player." Yup, that's me. The truth is there are a lot of guitar players, and a lot of really good ones. I may not ever be the best, but I would like to be better than okay so I practice and I work at it. Not so much for the praise of people, but for my own personal satisfaction. Not that there's anything wrong with a compliment or pat on the back from someone. Everyone enjoys, and needs, a pat on the back every once in a while.

Growth, change and success marked 2016

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

Growth continues to be a major factor influencing all aspects of life in northest Benton County.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Eighth-grade Jr. Blackhawks

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph courtesy of LifeTouch

Community Calendar

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Jan. 4

Church news

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial

Libra

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

Happy New Year Pea Ridge! I hope this article finds you healthy, happy and ready to take on 2017. How many books are you going to read this year?

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 01/04/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, Dec. 25