News 2017 May

Stories for May 2017

Wednesday, May 31

Coming again this summer

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Copper Pennies

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

Copper Pennies

Music to resound at Hobbs State Park visitor center in June

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Shiloh Museum

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

Shiloh Museum Summer Camps

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

Saturday, May 24

Many activities planned for summer

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

Hello, Pea Ridge family.

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

New formula for higher education considered

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- The state Higher Education Coordinating Board began work on a new funding formula for colleges and universities, based on legislation enacted during this years' regular session.

Pea Ridge Intermediate School 4th quarter honor roll

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

Third Grade

Aquino family offers veggies

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

A couple from Pineville, Mo., loves sharing their veggies with others.

Benton County Jail

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

Persons from northeast Benton County and southwest Missouri booked into the Benton County Jail this week include:

Church news

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

Rezoning considered

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Community Calendar

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, June 1

Letter to the Editor

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

Stay within the lines

Emergency Conservation Program Assistance announced

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Summer Lunch program menu

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

Boys & Girls Club

Police request new cars

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

A special Pea Ridge City Council Committee of the Whole meeting gave council members and city staff the opportunity to discuss the request for additional patrol cars. The meeting was held at 3 p.m. Thursday, May 25.

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, May 21

Name change contest

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Bountiful harvest

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

Photographs submitted

Obituaries

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

Florence Helen Burkes

Public meetings

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, June 6

Summer lunch program runs from June 5-30

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Born 50 years too late; prefer horses to cars

posted: 05/31/2017 5 a.m.

I've known at least two people in my life that I would say were born 50 years too late. One was my mother's father, my grandfather, Burton Clement. The other was a friend in Atkins, Ark. My Granddad Clement kind of made the adjustment from the horse age into the motor car age, but he was never comfortable with the new way of life which was developing over his lifetime. Grandpa did buy a Model T Ford car back in the 1920s, and sort of learned to drive it, but cars always made him nervous. Horses at least listened to what you told them, and mostly responded to your voice commands. Cars didn't listen, you had to move the right lever or push the right pedal; and Grandpa's mind automatically wanted to say "Whoa!" before he could think to push the brake pedal.

Wednesday, May 24

Cooper, Lions make history

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

FORT SMITH -- It has been a long journey for Arkansas-Fort Smith sixth-year senior Kasey Cooper, but his final season has been more than worth the wait.

Movies in the Park planned

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

Movies in the Park will be sponsored by the Pea Ridge Park Commission again this summer. Movies will begin about 8:30 p.m. but may be slightly delayed depending on amount of sunlight remaining, according to chairman Joseph Carleson.

Cap for virtual academy reconsidered

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- The state Board of Education will consider raising the cap on the number of students who can enroll in the Arkansas Virtual Academy.

Letter to the editor

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

Deep Pockets vs. Responsible Spending

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, May 15

Church news

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

Blackhawks to play Hooten's Classic

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge High School has been selected to play in the 2017 Hootens Classic football game on Aug. 28 on the campus of the University of Central Arkansas in Conway.

Area events

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

Walk circles battlefield

Cemetery meeting set

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

Seligman New Salem Cemetery Association

County planners review tower proposal

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- County planners reviewed plans for an emergency communications tower on Whitney Mountain at their meeting Wednesday.

PRHS Scholarships

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

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Summer reading kickoff party is June 3

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

Hello, fellow Pea Ridge family!

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Benton County Jail

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, May 16

Blackhawk athletic awards

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

Boys Track Awards 2017

Obituaries

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

James Mitchell 'Mitch' Alexander

School to try again for millage

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge School District will try again in February for a millage increase after voters rejected a tax proposal earlier this month, school superintendent Rick Neal said.

Shiloh Museum

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

Emma Avenue Photo Exhibit

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, May 8

PRHS Graduation 2017

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photographs by Annette Beard

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, May 14

Hall committs to UofO

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Community Calendar

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, May 24

Scholars honored

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph courtesy of Stephanie Harwell

World trip may reveal leadership qualities

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

Where would we be without cell phones and television newscasts?

Park needs to be identified

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

A public meeting is slated for 7 p.m. Tuesday, June 13, at Pea Ridge City Hall.

Scates offers baked goodies until garden is harvested

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

Jenna Scates is pretty committed to farming.

Too much of a good thing

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

Lately we've been getting thunderstorms and wet weather, way more than we think we need. As sometimes happens in the spring season, the rains just keep coming and coming, and the streams rise higher and higher and wider and wider. I've had to back off from making a joke of having the Big Sugar Golf Course on Little Sugar Creek. What we've seen recently from Little Sugar Creek was not little. It was really flexing its muscles and saying, "I'm a BIG creek now!"

Marriage Licenses

posted: 05/24/2017 5 a.m.

May 15

Wednesday, May 17

Community events

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Memorial Day Breakfast served

Torpedo is center of sub vet memorial

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photographs by Annette Beard

Quail habitat is being restored

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Bird songs, not cannon fire, ring these days at Pea Ridge National Military park, more than 150 years after the Battle of Pea Ridge during the Civil War.

College news

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Students named to Harding University dean's list

Public input sought

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- A water rate increase is being considered by city officials who have hosted two public forums to answer questions about the increase. The second, held Tuesday, May 9, prior to the City Council meeting, had no one from the public attend.

Watson named Academic All-Star

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

All Star biography

Summer reading kickoff party is June 3

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Hello, fellow Pea Ridge family.

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, May 1

Court report

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge May 1-7, 2017

Three earn Eagle Scout awards

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Three young men from Pea Ridge earned their Eagle Scout badges recently and were honored at a ceremony May 7 in a ceremony at First Methodist Church, Rogers. All three are members of Troop No. 122.

Landmarks keep changing

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

For most of my life I have driven North Second Street in Rogers, since that is the route leading into Rogers from Pea Ridge, and I keep seeing landmarks changing as time passes. When I was a boy, I used to think we were in Rogers when we arrived at the Speas Vinegar Plant. That was the property on the left after we passed Arkansas Highway 12 (Locust Street). The Speas building is still standing, but it has not had a vinegar plant in it for years. I think it is a flea market. The old water tower which served the Speas Plant is still standing. There have been many changes as our towns have grown.

Blackhawk spring sports awards

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Softball

Summer lunch program begins June 5

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Summer is coming soon and parents may be thinking about what their child will do for meals while school is out. The good news is that the U.S. Department of Agriculture partners in the local community to serve free meals.

Church news

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants

Try practicing a little gratitude

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Are you grateful?

Pea Ridge Schools menu

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, May 22 -- LAST DAY OF SCHOOL

Voters reject millage

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

"We're disappointed, but at the end of the day, we're still a great school district," superintendent Rick Neal said about the defeat Tuesday, May 9, of the School Board's request for additional funds to build a new high school.

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, May 7

Obituaries

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Edward 'Ed' Loyd Banks

Pea Ridge Schools calendar

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, May 17

Blackhawk baseball and softball roundup

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, May 11

Club news

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

New Meadowbrook EH Club

Students prepared to advance

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Big changes are coming to the second- and fifth-grade classes in the Pea Ridge School District as both classes will transition to new learning environments next year.

Community Calendar

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, May 17

Committed to excellence

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Dear Pea Ridge Faculty, Staff, and Community;

Roper enjoys making 'hot' and 'not' jams and jellies

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Carol Roper loves making "hot" and "not" jams and jellies. As a farmer and a gardener, Roper stays busy planting, harvesting and selling all types of veggies and more.

Marriage licenses

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

May 4

Shiloh Museum

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Native Plants

Tax relief measure proposed

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- Acts 78 and 79 of 2017 created the Arkansas Tax Reform and Relief Legislative Task Force. The leaders of the Senate and House have appointed the panel's membership.

Holley to become Kohawk

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

"This is a pure picture of Zaine Holley," Stephen Neal, head Blackhawk football coach, said Monday morning as athletes gathered to watch three senior Blackhawk athletes sign letters to play college athletics. Holley wasn't there; he was on the road to Dover for a Regional Tournament baseball game.

Mr. and Miss Blackhawk of the year

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Britton Caudill was named Male Athlete of the Year

Boys and Girls Club Talent Show 2017 winners

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Benton County Jail

posted: 05/17/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, May 10

Wednesday, May 10

Mooneyhan wins 1st at state

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

Women's Team Rankings

Shiloh Museum

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

Emma Avenue Photo Exhibit May 16

Rickard affected by Alzheimers

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Club news

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

Granny's Quilts of Love

Pea Ridge Schools menu

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, May 15

Community event

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

Memorial Day breakfast served

Hudson Farm offers quality products at Farmers Market

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

With sun on the radar and spring definitely in the air, Pea Ridge Farmers Market coordinator Carol Roper is pleased to have professional vendors who offer quality products.

Lady Blackhawk Sports Roundup

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

SOFTBALL REGIONALS

Blackhawk Baseball Roundup

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

Friday, May 5

Track 'Hawk seniors

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

Not pictured are Britton Caudill, Beau German, Joseph Ortiz and Tyler Randall.

Marriage licenses

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

April 28

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

Reports were not available by press time.

Church news

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

Planners approve home business

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Planning Commission members approved three home occupation requests and a lot split at their regular meeting Tuesday, May 2. They also approved a lot split that was not on the agenda.

FFA welcomes new officers

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge FFA annual banquet was held Thursday, May 4. Members came to receive awards over their Supervised Agricultural Experience otherwise knows as a SAE as well as welcome the new FFA officers into their positions.

One hundred day test survived

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

We have apparently been a party to the achievement of a milestone. Or at least the news media believes something major has happened -- the Honorable Donald Trump passed 100 days in the White House. The actual success of his first evaluation period leaves much to be desired depending on which television network you watch. We, as citizens of the United States should be rewarded for our endurance after the verbal abuse we were subjected to in the process of CNN using the "first hundred days" theme to tell us nothing is happening while Fox is busy trying to view the same "story" with a positive twist. That's quite a contradiction.

Dedication slated

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

The public is invited to the Submarine Memorial Dedication Saturday, May 13, at the Pea Ridge Veterans Memorial.

Obituaries

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

William Murphy Jones Jr.

Music at the Firehouse Saturday

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

NEBCO FIRE-EMS: FOR RELEASE 05.08.17__

Letter to the editor

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

McNiel musings

Short Stop cashier loves seeing 'regulars,' newcomers

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Belinda Herrington's friendly face is one of the first you see when you visit The Short Stop Grill in Garfield.

Community Calendar

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, May 10

Special session considers Arkansas Works

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- The legislature completed a three-day special session after approving the governor's proposal to limit eligibility in the Arkansas Works health coverage program.

Public officials

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

City of Pea Ridge

PRMBA Associates of the month

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Benton County Jail

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, May 2

Hawks, Lady Hawks in state tourney this week

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge Blackhawk softball and baseball teams have both qualified for the state 4A tournament set to begin Thursday, May 11, in Lonoke. They are among the four qualifiers from the 4A North Regional Tournament held in Dover.

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, April 30

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

Reports were not available by press time.

Blackhawks sign for college ball

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

Honoring Blackhawk athletes committing to play the next level of ball at a ceremony Monday morning in Pea Ridge High School gym, athletic director Kevin Ramey said: "We're here to honor athletes and fellow Blackhawks for their hard work, dedication, talent, skill and responsiveness to coaching."

Kayak workshop to be held at Hobbs State Park

posted: 05/10/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Wednesday, May 3

Takes 1st

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Making school applicable

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

Making academic lessons practical is part of the goal for Pea Ridge school officials, according to superintendent Rick Neal. That philosophy was the foundation on which the plans for the proposed new high school was designed.

Torch Club officers named

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, April 10

Marriage licenses

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

April 20

Conference Champion Lady Blackhawks

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph by Randy Moll

Blackhawks win championships

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, April 16

Church news

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

Personalized learning enhanced

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

Dozens of parents of Primary School children lined up outside the Primary School door before dawn April 13, waiting to register their children for the Personalized Learning Program. Begun last year, the program has been successful in helping children progress, principal Aaron Gaffigan said.

Community event

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

Train ride slated

Where to vote

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge is one of three school districts requesting a millage increase in a special school election Tuesday, May 9.

Community calendar

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, May 3

Medicaid considered during special session

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- After officially adjourning the 2017 regular session on May 1, the legislature was scheduled to immediately begin a special session to consider a specific issue, whether or not Arkansas should ask the federal government for a new Medicaid waiver.

Massive rainfall inundates area

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photographs by Annette Beard

Questions about school millage answered

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

Voters in the Pea Ridge School District go to the polls Tuesday to answer school officials' request for an additional 5.1 mils on property tax. The money raised is to match $10.65 million from the State Department of Education for which Pea Ridge has been approved in partnership funds to build a new high school.

Habit 7 Leaders named

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

Photographs submitted

Letter to the editor

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

Grateful for Seligman firefighters

Obituaries

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

Lester Franklin Brace

Blackhawks are doubling their success

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

The Blackhawk baseball and softball teams rolled through their respective district competition to claim both championships in 4A-1 action at Gravette last week. The boys outscored the competition in their three-game set by an astounding overall total 36-3 with the ladies duplicating the feat, whipping their three opponents by a combined 30-2 total.

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, April 17

Submarine veterans honored

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

Annette Beard

Benton County Jail

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, April 19

Deluge leaves debris

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

The positive effects of drainage work throughout the city over the past 10 to 12 years, supervised by retired engineer M.J. Hensley, were seen this past weekend when about 10 inches of rain fell causing flooding and road closures around the city and county.

Pea Ridge Schools menu

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, May 8

Letters to the editor

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

Investment is good for future

Putting out a garden gets delayed

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

I should have had my garden planted by now. It's almost May.

Water color class offered

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

Hello fellow Pea Ridge family.

Blackhawks host District Track conference

posted: 05/03/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports