News 2017 July

Stories for July 2017

Wednesday, July 26

Public meetings

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 1

Church news

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

Community Events

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

"Sing" will be final movie in park

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, July 16

Remember the removal

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

On Dec. 23, 1837, a group of 356 Cherokee Indians stopped in a field that now is part of Pea Ridge National Military Park. They had traveled the Trail of Tears from Georgia, headed for their new lands in Indian Territory.

Community calendar

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, July 26

School reunion was well attended

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

On Saturday, July 8, 2017, the Pea Ridge High School Alumni Association hosted an All-Years School Reunion at the Pea Ridge High School cafeteria. This is a yearly event regularly held on the second Saturday in July. The morning started with coffee and donuts at 9 a.m. and a lunch buffet of sandwiches, chips, cookies and drinks followed at noon. The event focuses on visiting, reminiscing, renewing contacts and friendships among alums of Pea Ridge High School, along with former teachers, administrators, coaches and staff.

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

Reports were not available at press time.

Roper creates success with hard work and determined spirit

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

When life gave Carol Roper a bunch of wild blackberries, she decided to make jelly.

Third-party company to assist city with assessing damage from spring storms

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- The City Council unanimously approved a contract to hire ER Assist to help receive aid from FEMA during a special meeting Monday night.

Marriage licenses

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

Washington County marriage licenses

Obituaries

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

Phillip Wayne Chatham

School supplies

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Pre-K School

Library is the fun place to be this summer

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

Hello again, Pea Ridge family.

Annual 'tax free' weekend Aug. 5-6

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas will hold its annual sales tax holiday on Saturday, Aug. 5, and Sunday, Aug. 6.

Toys donated

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

Morgan Guyll knows what it's like to be a patient at Arkansas Children's Hospital. She was first there as a patient in 2012 as an eighth-grade student from Pea Ridge and most recently this past year to remove a benign tumor on her back.

Youth and seniors enjoy visit

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

Photographs submitted

Blackhawk skipper sails into second season

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

A year ago this month, I and maybe several other fans may have had a little concern about how the change of leadership in the Blackhawk football program might affect the prospects of the 2016 season.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Benton County Jail

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, July 20

Police car loan OKd

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

Three of four City Council members approved the city issuance of a promissory note for $200,000 to purchase additional cars for the Police Department at the regular July City Council meeting Tuesday, July 18.

Artillery demonstrated

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

Staff photograph by Ben Goff

Shiloh Museum

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

MEETINGS AT THE MUSEUM

Trump staff leads news

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

Last Friday (July 21) afternoon, America was once again treated to the realities of our nation's capital. Misdirected, inept, confused and disoriented are only a few of the words that come to mind in trying to describe what television had to offer the observers about 2 p.m. Eastern time.

Marcie's Frozen Dessert

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

Marcie's Frozen Dessert

School traffic to divert to Hazelton

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

School officials are moving forward preparing for this school year which begins for students on Aug. 14, but also in preparing for the students in years to come.

Stuff the Bus

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

Stuff the Bus will be held from 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 29, in front of Fred's on North Curtis Avenue.

Pea Ridge Court report

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 07/26/2017 5 a.m.

Reports were not available at press time.

Wednesday, July 19

Traffic: City's purview

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Faced with overwhelming growth that's causing schools to be bursting at the seams, but with no money to build more facilities, Pea Ridge school officials are reassessing their options after voters rejected a millage increase.

Town considers expert help

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- City Council members asked for more information after hearing a presentation from Allison Wolf with ER Assist to seek aid from FEMA.

Girls take 3rd

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Community Events

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Movies in the Park slated

Hobbs State Park offers classes

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Full Moon Kayak Tours Offered by

School supplies

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Primary School

Benton County Jail

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, July 11

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Callout logs June 30-July 16

School Board looks at options

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Options to alleviate school crowding are being considered by the School Board after the first option -- construct a new high school on 77 acres on Hayden Road, was struck down when voters denied a 5.1-mil increase in a special election May 9.

Yogurt Berry Pies

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Yogurt Berry Pies

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, July 9

4A-1 District football coaches poll released

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

The 2017 4A-1 District coaches poll has been released, as revealed by the annual Hooten's Arkansas Football magazine.

Football takes Winn from Pea Ridge to Conway to Copenhagen

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Dayton Winn went on a cruise once, which was the farthest he'd been away from home until recently.

College news

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Arkansas Tech University

Abuse of prescription pain killers is deadly

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- Last year 384 Arkansas residents died from an overdose of prescription painkillers.

Pea Ridge Court report

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, July 10

Letter to the Editor

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Fellow Taxpayers:

Pea Ridge Middle School

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Sixth Grade

Birth announcement

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Harrison McCoy Mabry

Marriage licenses

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

June 30

Church news

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

Homemade Peach Cobbler

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Ingredients

Celebrating 60 years after high school

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Earlier this year, the realization began to dawn on some of us who graduated from Pea Ridge High School in 1957 that this year is our 60th year since graduation. It came as a bit of a surprise to us, since we only celebrated our 50th year a couple of years ago. Actually, 2007 was 10 years ago, of course, but it seems only two or three years ago.

Pea Ridge High School

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Photographs submitted

Pea Ridge Intermediate School

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Third Grade

Obituaries

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Ricky Lee Cline

Territorial jurisdiction decrease proposed

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- With a half dozen people in the audience, three of whom were Planning Commission members, no one spoke publicly during the brief public hearing preceding the City Council meeting.

Public meetings

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, July 18

Community Calendar

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, July 19

Library has many activities for summer

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Hello Pea Ridge, friends!

What makes a great leader?

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Maybe this is not a fair question and maybe it doesn't have a logical answer. Some people may even say it isn't a question -- just my opinion. But, when did America start electing our leaders based on information strictly provided by the news media? Has it always been a major factor and the person with the most visible face wins regardless of qualifications or actual purpose for seeking the "position"? My own view is limited to a minimum amount of personal experience and a whole lot of observation. What I observe from local politics to national elections is simple -- the two national parties want their person in power regardless of the expense and pitfalls of their getting elected.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 07/19/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Wednesday, July 12

Miss Pea Ridge 2017 is 68th annual

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants

Mexican Chicken Zucchini Boats

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

Mexican Chicken Zucchini Boats

Library work is not boring

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

I have been a volunteer at the Pea Ridge Public Library for about four months. I have learned much while I've been there. I have learned how a library works, how hard it can be to keep up with it, and most importantly, respect -- respect for the librarians, volunteers, and everyone who donates to the library to keep it up and running. The library is a non profit community organization.

Granny's Quilts of Love retire

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

After making 25,000 quilts over the past decade and a half, members of Granny's Quilts of Love are retiring. The club will not host its annual fund-raising dinner and auction this year.

Produce bountiful at market

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Farmers Market customers are loyal and vendors are appreciative of the great business they're seeing on Thursdays and Sundays.

Benton County Jail

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

Friday, June 30

Shiloh Museum

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

EVENTS

Pageant judges record scores

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Hobbs State Park offers classes

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

Full Moon Kayak Tours Offered by

Saluting A Worthy Opponent

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge defensive coordinator Lafe Caton has left the Blackhawk football program, taking a similar position in Brownsboro, Tex.

Community Calendar

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, July 12

Public meetings

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, July 13

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, July 3

Summer parade fun

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

The summer parade featuring winners of the eight Miss Pea Ridge pageants was held Saturday evening. Award winners include:

Miss Pea Ridge and court 2017

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, June 29

Planners table Elkhorn

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

Citing concerns over drainage revealed again in the last big rainfall, Pea Ridge Planning Commission members tabled approval of the preliminary plat for Elkhorn Ridge Phase III by Franklin Miller and engineer Tim Lemmons.

Community Events

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

Movies in the Park slated

Obituary

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

Mary Lee Adams

First Amendment

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

Nothing is more dreaded than the national government meddling with religion.

Hootens football high on the Hawks

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

The much anticipated Hooten's 2017 Arkansas Football guide came out last week and the popular magazine predicts a repeat of last fall's class 4A championship between the Blackhawks and the defending champion Warren Lumberjacks. The 'Hawks also landed three players on the Hootens' first team pre-season Class 4A All-State team with Drew Winn (running back), Hayden Holtgrewe (wide receiver) and Robbie Pickthal (linebacker) all being selected.

Beisner taught son life lessons

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

Editor's note: This is the third part to a column in honor of former TIMES publisher and editor, Jack Beisner, by his son, E. Calvin Beisner.

It's our bread and butter

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

Although food fashions have changed over the years, and health advice has also lessened the use of certain foods, we still have with us this popular expression, "That's our bread and butter!" The expression comes from a day when bread and cow butter were looked on as the most basic of foods, staples of the human diet. I can recall that during the early decade of my life, the early 1940s, I had never even heard of any kind of butter substitute. Butter was cow butter, and we never thought of eating anything else. And, as a dairy farm family, raising milk cows and selling milk was the main focus of our family business. We used milk from our own cows to churn our butter, and many of the foods we ate made use of butter.

Pageants build confidence

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

Competing in pageants builds self-confidence and self-worth, said Amanda Brewer, Mrs. Northwest Arkansas, and a judge for the Miss Pea Ridge pageants. Each of the contestants for Miss Pea Ridge and Jr. Miss Pea Ridge were interviewed privately by the judges panel prior to the on-stage competition.

Church news

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

State ends fiscal year in the black

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- Thanks to conservative budgeting and a rebound in consumer spending, the state ended Fiscal Year 2017 with a surplus of $15.7 million.

Miss Pea Ridge 2017

posted: 07/12/2017 5 a.m.

The 68th annual Miss Pea Ridge pageant was held Friday and Saturday.

Wednesday, July 5

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, June 27

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Reports were not available at press time.

Planners seek regional approach to flooding

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

FAYETTEVILLE -- Floodwaters don't respect municipal boundaries so planners say a regional approach to flooding is needed as Benton and Washington counties continue to grow and develop.

Blackhawks host Lil' Hawks Camp

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Offering training and coaching for young Blackhawks, Pea Ridge coaches and Blackhawk athletes will continuing a tradition within the Pea Ridge Blackhawk football community, as head Blackhawk Coach Stephen Neal will hold the annual Lil' Hawks football camp beginning next week.

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, June 19

Miss Teeny Tot

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Graceyn Bowen

The pool or the ole' swimming hole?

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Summertime is a time for swimming. Whether we are talking now or the 1940s, people love the water in summer. How we typically get into the water in summer today is, however, a quite different thing. Swimming in a nearby creek "in the ole swimmin' hole" has not gone away, but it is not nearly so prevalent as a way to go swimming as it once was. Today, people young and old are more likely to go to the pool, rather than to the ole swimmin' hole.

Pre-Teen Miss Pea Ridge

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Raegan Bleything

Little Miss Pea Ridge

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Zoey Anderson

Son recalls father's lessons

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Editor's note: This is the second part to a column in honor of former TIMES publisher and editor, Jack Beisner, by his son, E. Calvin Beisner.

Working out working up

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

This week, after a three month absence, I made it back to working out in a gym. I joined one over the Christmas holidays to strengthen up for the hip surgery I was having done in late May.

Miss Tiny Tot

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Presley Bifulco Barnett

New refrigerators make more fresh food available

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Loaves 'n Fishes Food Pantry is nestled in a grassy dip at the south side of The Ridge Community Church gravel parking lot in Pea Ridge. The neat and tidy gray building with white trim looks like it might once have been a shop or garage. (It was the barn in which the Pea Ridge Graphic was published for years.)

Four vie for Miss Pea Ridge

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Miss Colby Creech

Community Calendar

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, July 5

Marriage licenses

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

June 22

Farmers Market offers bounty of produce and more

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

The spring rains have brought forth a bountiful season and the Pea Ridge Farmers Market is expanding its number of vendors and items offered.

Freedom of speech shouldn't mean violence

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

We are being inundated with every form of communication available in our society. You know that is true because you are reading this. Along with the meaningful information we receive misinformation, twisted information, incorrectly quoted information and outright lies with a great deal of regularity. But, that is the price that comes with our Freedom of Speech. The use and abuse of our freedom to openly express ourselves seems to be one of the key ingredients in our quest to get people's attention. Too frequently one person's means of expressing themselves can be tragic to others with no real gain to either side.

Suppression hearing scheduled in Benton County murder case

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- A suppression hearing next month will decide whether evidence should be excluded from a capital murder trial.

Benton County Jail

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, June 26

Church news

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

Teen Miss Pea Ridge

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Miss Gabbie Fletcher

Mr. Teeny Tot

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Mr. Teeny Tot contestants include:

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Community events

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Alumni gather

Pea Ridge pageants

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Friday, July 7

Former Miss Pea Ridge

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

1950 -- Nedra (McGinnis) Bolain of Tulsa, Okla.

Former Jr. Miss Pea Ridge

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

1997 -- Courtney Brown

Remembering 2016 Pea Ridge beauties

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

File photograph

Capellini

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Capellini

Two compete for Jr. Miss Pea Ridge

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Miss Lillian Peters

Scholarships provide incentives to stay in school

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas lottery is on track to raising more than $80 million for college scholarships in Fiscal Year 2017.

Princess Miss Pea Ridge

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Clarissa Grimes

Mr. Tiny Tot

posted: 07/05/2017 5 a.m.

Colton Dalton