News 2017 June

Stories for June 2017

Wednesday, June 28

College News

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

Crowder College Spring Dean's List

Cherokee Nation rides into battlefield

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

Numerous bicycles rolled into Pea Ridge National Military Park under tired riders who spent more than two weeks pedaling their way down the Trail of Tears. The arrival of the Cherokee bicyclists Tuesday was in remembrance of their forefathers walking that trail 179 years ago.

Letters to the Editor

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

Are You Interested?

Pea Ridge National Military Park

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Summertime -- when the training is easy (?)

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

Hooten's high school football magazine will be in the stores soon and lots of internet discussion rooms, blogs and social media will be warming up for the upcoming 2017 high school football season.

Fireworks

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photographs by Annette Beard

Freedom Fest continues into second decade

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

Annette Beard

Community events

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

Glade yard sale set

Planning Commission agenda

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

Due to Fourth of July holiday on the regularly scheduled date for the monthly meeting of the Pea Ridge Planning Commission, the meeting will be held at 7 p.m. Monday, July 3, according to city building official Tony Townsend.

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

Friday, June 16

Marriage licenses

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

June 15

Library plans for summer activities

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

Hello, Pea Ridge family.

Police cars purchase OKd

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge City Council discussed enforcement of ordinances, purchasing an ambulance and agreed to buy half a dozen squad cars at its regular meeting Tuesday, June 20.

Farmers Market continues to expand; offers variety of items

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

The first Thursday Pea Ridge Farmers Market started off with a bang and vendors are very encouraged by the burst in business.

Elkhorn drainage questioned

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

Builders, a business owner and city department heads met with city building official Tony Townsend and Planning Commission members for a tech review to discuss building plans for several developments.

Obituaries

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

Richard E. 'Dick' Barnes

There is an answer to life's problems

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

America is under attack. This is not an open shooting war attack like we saw on Pearl Harbor when the Japanese took aim at our military there. It is not even an attack we can easily identify because it takes on too many forms and expresses itself in multiple ways. Many will even question the use of the work "attack" and certainly not accept my premise.

Public meetings

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, July 3

PRHS Reunion 2017 set for Saturday, July 8

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge High School Alumni Day 2017, an All-Years Reunion of graduates, teachers, former students and staff of Pea Ridge High School, will be held from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. Saturday, July 8, 2017, in the Pea Ridge High School cafeteria.

More rigorous standards adopted for school funding

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- The Senate and House Education Committees have begun work on the next adequacy determination for public schools.

Church news

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

Hawaiian Chicken

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

Hawaiian Chicken

Freedom Fest 2017 family fun

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photographs by Annette Beard

Community Calendar

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, June 29

Freedom Fest fun

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photographs by Annette Beard

Benton County Jail

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, June 13

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Skies to light up July 4th

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Pea Ridge Court report

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Shiloh Museum

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

EVENTS

Glade fundraiser planned for Friday

posted: 06/28/2017 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- The annual Glade Community Historical Society (GCHS) "yard sale" is from 8 a.m. to 6 p.m. Friday, June 30, and 8 a.m. to 4 p.m. Saturday, July 1. Pick up some "nifty stuff," while helping GCHS raise funds for the ongoing restoration project of the Glade Post Office/Store.

Wednesday, June 21

Marriage licenses

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

June 12

Young volunteer excited about library

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

My name is Olivia Scates. I'm 14 years old and a volunteer at the Pea Ridge Public Library.

Shiloh Museum

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

EVENTS

City advertises for bids

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Church news

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

Pea Ridge well represented at All-Star week

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge High School will be well represented this week at the annual Arkansas Activities High School Sports All-Star Games to be held in Conway on the University of Central Arkansas campus.

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, June 12

Bella Vista man arrested for drugs

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Heritage High mourns loss of teacher

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

ROGERS -- Dozens of messages and pictures drawn in chalk on the sidewalk outside Heritage High School on Tuesday paid tribute to a teacher believed to have been among three people found dead in a Florida house fire.

Community events

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

Movies in the Park slated

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, June 11

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

President Trump declares Benton County disaster area for individual assistance

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

The Benton County Department of Emergency Management received notification that federal disaster aid has been made available for Benton County residents to supplement state and local recovery efforts. This assistance is for areas struck by flooding that started on April 28, 2017.

Artillery demonstrated at Pea Ridge battlefield

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

Staff photograph by Ben Goff

Fitness camp builds strong kids

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

Laughter, friendly competition, and plain old fun characterize the Fit Kids Summer Camp that began June 1 and continues 8:45-9:30 a.m. Mondays, Thursdays and Saturdays mostly at Dye Hards Gym through July 1.

State to help disabled live independently

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- Legislators are moving ahead with a financing plan that allows an additional 500 people with developmental disabilities to move off a waiting list and get services that will help them live more independently.

Holiday Fruit Punch

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

Holiday Fruit Punch

Benton County Jail

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, June 14

Blackhawks face two tough tests in same week

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge will open the 2017 football season with not just one game the opening week, but two games, and both will be on the road.

Public meetings

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, June 29

Pea Ridge Farmers Market expands to Thursdays

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Farmers Market will open on Thursday this week for the first time this season.

Club news

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

New Meadowbrook EH Club

Leetown hamlet relics unearthed, researched

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

Laurinda Joenks

Hill talk is still around in the Ozarks

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

One thing I think I have learned both in school and through 70-some years of practical living is that there are lots of ways to get things said. Not only is the world outfitted with numerous languages, but within territories where you hear a certain language there may be numerous local dialects, localized versions of that language. There are also families of languages, where the different languages may share some real similarities. For example, I'm told that German and English are cousins as languages. Many words may be different, the normal word order in sentences may be different, but they share many root words. One that comes to mind is the German, "das Hund," for which our English expression is, "that hound-dog." At least that's the hill-talk version of "that hound."

Remembering Jack Beisner

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

I never knew my father.

Fireworks events begin with Freedom Fest

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

There are several events celebrating the Fourth of July in the northeast Benton County area beginning this weekend with Freedom Fest on Weston Street in Pea Ridge.

Obituaries

posted: 06/21/2017 5 a.m.

Ryder Nathaniel Ray Beck

Wednesday, June 14

Church news

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

Military Park considers new programming

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge National Military Park was dedicated as a national park during the Civil War's Centennial in 1963.

Technology helps research

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

Grid by grid. Line by line. Experts in geophysical remote sensing crisscrossed nearly every meter, every centimeter, of the Leetown hamlet and adjacent cemetery site at Pea Ridge National Military Park.

Benton County Jail

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

May 27

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, June 5

Latest news adds new luster to 'Hawks' image

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

The line "for the first time in Blackhawk history" has come up so many times in my column for the past several years that I may be wearing those keys off my keyboard.

Book bus furnishes free travel

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

Opening the cover of a book is like pulling out of the driveway for a vacation, except there is no need for a car or a suitcase, no need for a passport, visa or even money.

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

Reports were not available.

Farmers Market features fresh blueberries

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

The hot, sunny days of summer just wouldn't be complete with enjoying a good bowl of berries.

'Remember the Removal Ride' pedaling into Pea Ridge

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

Cherokee youth bike riders on the "Remember the Removal Ride" will arrive at Pea Ridge National Military Park on June 20 as they travel through the park retracing the Trail of Tears route.

Community Calendar

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, June 14

Community events

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

Gospel music fundraiser

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, June 4

Obituary

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

Lela Altona Howell Spangler

Skies to light up July 4th

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Voters to decide about highway funding

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- The Highway Commission voted to begin an effort to put a proposal on next year's ballot, so that Arkansas voters can decide whether to increase spending on highway and bridge improvements.

Positive attitude is effusive at library

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

I'm Morgan, a soon-to-be freshman at the high school. I've been volunteering at the wonderful Pea Ridge Public Library for about a month now; I've got to say, it's amazing. I've spent my past summers idly reading or watching TV, but now I can actually make my time useful, I can make a difference. By volunteering here I have the joy and satisfaction of knowing that I am helping such an essential facility to thrive in the Pea Ridge community.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Three parcels rezoned

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

All rezoning and home occupation requests put before the Pea Ridge Planning Commission Board of Adjustments were approved Tuesday, June 6.

Roaming reading bus reaches residents

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

Shortly after 9 a.m., Tuesday, June 6, the Pea Ridge Book Bus rumbled down the exit lane from the primary school for its first run of the summer. Book Bus co-founder Ashley Clark drove to the first stop -- Jones Trailer Park. From there, the bus visited Todd Circle, Givens Place (at the park), Standing Oaks (at the pool), Summit Meadows Estates, Windmill Estates and then back to the school.

Word Camp July 22

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

Most people login to the World Wide Web of interconnected computer networks (aka the internet) without thinking much about websites or how they are created.

Marriage licenses

posted: 06/14/2017 5 a.m.

June 2

Wednesday, June 7

Five arrested in school vandalism

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

Five teens were arrested in connection with the May 23 vandalism of Pea Ridge Intermediate School, according to a police news release.

Church news

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

Marriage licenses

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

May 26

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

Reports were not available at press time.

Summer is time for maintenance

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

With school out of session and the halls no longer packed with kids, Pea Ridge Schools have a good opportunity to do some cleaning and other maintenance.

Water rates on tap at public forum

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Water rates will be at the top of the list of discussion items for City Council members at the regular meeting Tuesday, June 13. An ordinance raising water rates has been discussed for several months and presented at two public hearings.

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, May 25

Shiloh Museum

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

EVENTS

Farmers Market off to strong start this season

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

Carol Roper knows that the best is yet to come.

Public meetings

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, June 6

RV park proposed

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

Jeff Arnold of Big Sugar Golf Club has requested a rezoning of property on Sugar Creek Road for an RV park and resort.

Battleground researched

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

Grid by grid.

Recipe

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

Corn and Bacon Dip

Some things haven't changed much!

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

So much has changed around the Pea Ridge area and the whole of northwest Arkansas that often our minds are primarily on those things that have changed. This time, I'm trying to think of a few things that haven't changed much. Of course it would be next to impossible to think of anything that hasn't changed at all, so the word "much" is important here, things that are "not much" changed!

Signs going up to mark Trail of Tears' route through NW Arkansas

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

The Trail of Tears has footsteps across northwest Arkansas, and one group is working to ensure that those steps will not be forgotten.

Community Calendar

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, June 7

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Obituaries

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

Violet Ruth Buck

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, May 29

Benton County Jail

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, May 31

College news

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

Harding University

Court report

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Teens involved in Benton County car chase

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE FLOCK -- Five juveniles in a stolen vehicle were involved in a high-speed chase Monday night through Benton County, police said.

Scholarship deadlines approaching

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- Two important deadlines are approaching for students seeking financial aid to attend a state-supported college or university.

Community events

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

Gospel music fundraiser

Campers enjoy the area

posted: 06/07/2017 5 a.m.

LOST BRIDGE -- Campers at Lost Bridge North Park in Garfield recently shared their stories.