News 2017 October

Stories for October 2017

Friday, October 27

Club news

posted: 10/27/2017 5 a.m.

Bella Vista Amateur Radio Club

Wednesday, October 25

Community calendar

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 25

Motivational ploys can't halt Pea Ridge momentum

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

LINCOLN -- An eerie silence permeated the Lincoln gym just before Pea Ridge up 2-0 and leading Gravette 24-8 in the third set served.

Lady Blackhawks take first set from Shiloh

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

LINCOLN -- Pea Ridge became the last 4A-1 team to punch a ticket to state with a 25-16, 25-13, 25-9 sweep of Gravette in the district tournament at Lincoln Tuesday, Oct. 17.

Pea Ridge Schools menus

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 30

Community events

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

Ham and Bean dinner slated

Arson arrest made

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Obituaries

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

Ronald Eugene Ash

Blackhawks bounce Bobcats 35-0

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

The Blackhawk offense gave their opponent some new looks on offense, and the results were the same as Pea Ridge mercy ruled Berryville in a 35-0 shutout victory last week.

Harvest happenings

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

Shine your light

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Public meetings

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 26

Veterans honored with parade

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

A stone in memorial to all submariners lost during World War II will be unveiled in a short ceremony after the Veterans Day Parade on Saturday, Nov. 11.

It's time for it to stop

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

Bully, as a noun: A person who uses strength or power to harm or intimidate those who are weaker; and as a verb: To use superior strength or influence to intimidate (someone), typically to force him or her to do what one wants.

Pea Ridge National Military Park announces prescribed burns

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge National Military Park will conduct prescribed fire operations sometime during the months of October and November, subject to weather conditions falling within the parameters of prescribed fire prescriptions. To assure visitor safety, some areas inside the park and trails may be closed while fire operations are taking place and for a short period after completion.

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 15

Young Lady Blackhawks claim third at District

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

LINCOLN -- Pea Ridge took Huntsville to five sets before losing in their last meeting.

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Decline reported in colleges and universities

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- All state-supported colleges and universities have turned in preliminary enrollment figures to the Higher Education Department. This fall, the 11 four-year universities and 22 two-year colleges in Arkansas are experiencing an overall decline in enrollment of 1.7 percent.

Blackhawk sports schedule

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 26

Volleyball 'Hawks in state tourney this week

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

The Lady Blackhawks third-place finish in the Northwest 4A Regional earned them a trip to the Arkansas 4A State Championship Tournament this week in Batesville.

Blackhawk football juniors

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

No. 10^Carson Rhine^5'10"^160 lbs.

Do you like school?

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

Sometimes we ask children questions such as "What grade are you in this year?"

Church news

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial

City Hall shared space with newspaper

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

It is known that it was Nada Z. Taylor, who sold the property to the city in 1970. At that time, there were two other businesses operating in the building: Elkhorn Gun and Gift Shop and Walker's Radio and TV.

Restaurant Inspections

posted: 10/25/2017 5 a.m.

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.

Wednesday, October 18

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Church news

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial

Pea Ridge Schools menus

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 23

Hawks go for winn on fourth down

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

In a showdown of undefeateds, the Blackhawks outfought the Prairie Grove Tigers 26-21 to takeover control of the 1-4A District with three weeks left in the regular season.

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

Callout logs Oct. 9-15

Exiting the 'Tunnel of Awesomeness'

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photographs by Annette Beard

Black Walnut recipes

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

Black Walnut Blondies

Several ran the cafe downtown

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

Mrs. Winnie Shadley, with help of her daughters, Winnie and Marion, continued to operate the cafe. Then, in October, 1945, she married Don Johnson, and he and Irene went on running the cafe for a couple of years.

Stolen vehicle recovered in Pea Ridge

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

Staff Report

Obituaries

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

Gladys Dean Gaffield

Public meetings

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 26

The playoff plot thickens

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

The 'Hawks' big win last Friday cleared a little haze from the playoff picture, but the Birds still have to go to Shiloh in November to seal the deal.

Benton County Jail

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 9

Something for nothing raises questions

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

If you have ever heard the expression "a funny thing happened the other day on the way to the Forum," the following experience might amuse you.

Middle School STEM students build arcade

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

For the past few weeks, students at Pea Ridge Middle School have been working on a project in STEM (Science, technology, engineering and math) called the Cardboard Arcade. They were assigned partners and they worked together to make an original arcade game using cardboard.

Shiloh Museum

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

EVENTS

Mules, mules, mules

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photographs by Annette Beard

Mule Jump winners 2017

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

2017

Black gold found in Ozark hills

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- The black gold of the Ozarks isn't oil. It grows on trees and is often overlooked, stepped on and considered a nuisance by some.

Educational opportunities abound at library

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

Hello, Pea Ridge friends.

Blackhawk Cross Country results

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

Photographs submitted

Lady Blackhawk Volleyball results

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

Lady Blackhawks vs. Berryville

Blackhawk football juniors

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

No. 65 Nathan Wood^5'10"^250 lbs.

Community calendar

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 18

Club news

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

New Meadowbrook EH Club

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct.9

Another old-time northwest Arkansas resort recalled

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

Today, if you drive out Arkansas Highway 94 southeast of Rogers you soon arrive in the community of Monte Ne. One of today's attractions there is the Monte Ne Chicken Inn, a very fine place to eat a fried chicken dinner (reservations required). If you continue south past the restaurant on the Ark. 94 Spur Road you soon reach the waters of Beaver Lake and a boat launching area. It will not be immediately obvious, but you have arrived at the location of a famous resort from the early 1900s, Mr. Coin Harvey's Monte Ne. Probably the only observable remnant of the old resort complex will be a concrete tower structure sitting derelict just off the highway. It was once part of a grand Oklahoma Row Hotel.

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 10/18/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 9

Wednesday, October 11

Man pleads not guilty in mother's killing

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

BENTONVILLE -- A Garfield man pleaded not guilty Monday, Oct. 2, to killing his mother.

29th Pea Ridge Mule Jump

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

9 a.m. Opening Ceremony

Marriage licenses

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Sept. 29

Costume contest planned at library

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Hello, Pea Ridge friends.

Showdown at the battlefield slated for Friday

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

The long awaited rematch between the Pea Ridge Blackhawks and the Prairie Grove Tigers comes this week with a lot at stake in the outcome.

Lady Blackhawk Volleyball results

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

McDonald County V Tournament:

Blackhawk sports schedule

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 12

School report presented

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

The annual report to the public of the Pea Ridge School District was presented Monday.

Envision success

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Reviewing the past, evaluating the present and envisioning the future, city, community and school leaders met for the first of several Vision meetings recently.

Vanhook is ready

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Blackhawk Cycling wrapped up the second race of the season at Old Post Trail in Russellville. It was HOT (close to 100 degrees with heat index) and there were fire ants -- lots of them!

Newest police recruit: Four feet, great nose

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Not yet 2 years of age and he's already been successful on the job.

'Hawks take down Gravette 42-28

updated: 10/10/2017 9:41 a.m.

Annette Beard

Veterans wanted for parade Nov.11

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Stand up and stop bullying

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Annette Beard

Obituaries

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Regenia Mae Bates

Recollections

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

• 1984 Fall Fest with coon dog contest and mules jumping

Prizes for 29th annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

All mule events:

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

Club news

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge Optimist Club

Old-time Northwest Arkansas resorts remembered

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Today we naturally think of our northwest Arkansas area as a tourist attraction, a good place for people from all over to come for vacations. Especially since the forming of the great Beaver Lake, our area has been promoted as a fine place for water-based recreation, fishing, boating, sight-seeing and so on. It may not be quite so well known that even in the "old" days, this area attracted many summer visitors, vacationers, and people who kept summer homes.

Senior Boys Cross Country take 1st

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph submitted

Ready for the race

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette

Mule talk

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Mule: The hybrid animal produced when a male ass (Jack) is crossed with a female horse. The mule is a sterile hybrid, meaning it cannot reproduce. Mules come in both male and female. Mules are a combination of traits of the parents with the most obvious donkey traits being long ears, narrower body and smaller hooves. The horse contributes size, speed and muscle. Other characteristics such as the head and voice (an odd combination of the bray that ends as a whinny) are a blend of the parent features. You can always tell a donkey from a mule by the fact that a donkey has a tail in essence like a lion or a cow (long tail with a tassel) and the mule has a tail like a horse (short tailbone with long hair).

Historical downtown Pea Ridge revisited

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Here let us look at that portion of the downtown business area. Block 3 starts roughly at the alley east of City Hall and goes westward to Curtis Ave. There it turns south and goes to the corner of the Sisco Funeral Home lot, then back east to where it would join the alley if the alley had been cut through to McIntosh St., and, finally, back north to Pickens St.

Community calendar

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Oct. 11

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 16

Storage unit plan OKd by city

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

A large scale development plan was approved for the Pickens Road Storage being developed by RKR Properties at the regular Planning Commission Tuesday, Oct. 3.

About the cover

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Cover designed by Brian Huntley

Welcome

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Welcome to the 29th annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump.

Church news

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial

Jumping mules tradition part of Ozarks

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Autumn in the Ozarks means

FFA goes to Oklahoma

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Jessica McMahon

Sponsors

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Alan Spivey Creativity

Benton County Jail

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, Oct. 1

Benton County Restaurant Inspections

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

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.

Public meetings

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 17

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Community service programs aid troubled youth

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- Last year 451 Arkansas teenagers were confined in a secure facility because they got in trouble with the authorities.

Shiloh Museum

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Accident School Reunion

Lady 'Hawks volleyball team entering final week

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

John McGee

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Callout logs Oct. 2-8

FFA enjoys socials

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Jessica McMahon

Blackhawk Cross Country runners compete, win

posted: 10/11/2017 5 a.m.

Photographs subitted

Wednesday, October 4

Doctor's office was downtown

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Most folks recalled the office of Dr. L. O. Greene upstairs, and a four-room apartment up there, too. According to deed records, Dr. Greene built the upstairs portion of the structure, or at least of one of the parts of the double building. On Nov. 29, 1915, he got a Quit Claim Deed from F.J. Stewart and Maida M., his wife; F. A. Price and Mina, his wife; and C. T. Tetrick and Nolie, his wife. It said that this was for "all of the walls and structures of whatsoever character now being and existing above the joists on which is laid the floor of the 2nd story of the building ..." It mentioned the exterior wall of concrete and said, "... in reliance of which L. O. Greene has expended considerable sum of money in constructing the second story of said building."

Blackhawk cheer seniors

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Photographs courtesy of Lifetouch

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 24

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Callout logs Sept. 18 -Oct. 1, 2017

Abuse ends with murders

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

A Springdale, Ark., man was arrested Monday, Jan. 5, 2015, on suspicion he shot two people in the Washburn area and kidnapped his 2-year-old daughter.

Pea Ridge School menus

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 9

Intermediate School Habit I leaders

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Photographs submitted

Restaurant Inspections

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Sept. 19

Pea Ridge Court report

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Tombstones tell tales: expert to explain

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Do you still have the heebie-jeebies from watching Pet Cemetery, Poltergeist, or The Night of the Living Dead? Horror films successfully tap into our collective subconscious fears of death, what lies beyond (or even beneath, for that matter). When you visit a cemetery do you feel like a hand will appear through a menacing pall to lunge at your ankle? You may be a coimetrophobe. Coimetrophobia is the fear of cemeteries. Symptoms include panic attacks, dizziness/vertigo, headaches and sense of pending doom.

Obituaries

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Linda Beatrice Casey

'Hawks dispatch Wolves 48-32

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

The Blackhawks struck fast and early to assume control in a 1-4A district game in Lincoln last week, then cleared their bench in coasting to a 48-32 victory.

Shiloh Museum

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Accident School Reunion

Mr. and Miss PRHS crowned

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Annette Beard

Local run kicks off fitness challenge

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

The first of series of the President's Fitness Challenge mile runs was held in Blackhawk Stadium Sunday.

Involvement in war affects us all

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

If you are a fan of PBS and AETN, you probably have seen at least part of the 10 part series on "The Vietnam War."

Lady Blackhawk Volleyball

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Lamar Tournament

Public meetings

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Oct. 9

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 25

Blackhawk cyclists continue to do well

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Blackhawk Cycling wrapped up the second race of the season at Old Post Trail in Russellville. It was HOT (close to 100 degrees with heat index) and there were fire ants -- lots of them!

Recalling lawnmowers -- old and new

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Lawn mowing is big business. I'm often impressed with the number of pick up trucks I see pulling trailers loaded down with mowers, trimmers, edgers and other lawn care tools. Even in our one neighborhood, there must be at least a dozen lawn services regularly mowing lawns for the folks who live here. These machines are not the kind of $100 to $200 lawn mowers that I have used most of my time over the past 50 years. These are multi-thousand dollar machines, with as much power as the Ford tractor we once farmed our land with in the 1950s, outfitted with many cutting blades, and able to cut as wide a swath as our old horse-drawn field mower used to cut in the hay field. I know from visiting with friends who offer lawn mowing and other lawn care services that sustaining a lawn care business is a major financial investment and a significant management challenge.

Community calendar

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, Oct. 5

Church news

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Brightwater Memorial

Marriage licenses

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Sept. 20

Benton County Jail

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 24

Blackhawk trademark requires permission to replicate

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

New logos were rolled out for the Pea Ridge Blackhawks and all four designs are copyrighted.

Three 4A teams ranked No. 1 in state

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

With the topsy turvy 2017 season going full-bore, three different teams sit atop the three separate polling services that rank the 48 schools that participate in 4A football across the state.

Prison farms feed thousands of state inmates

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas Correction Department houses 18,180 inmates. If it were a city, it would be the 24th largest in Arkansas, but the system is spread across the state in 19 prison units and several other secure facilities.

Paschall guilty of double homicide

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

NEOSHO, Mo. -- "Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty! Guilty!" a member of the extended family of Casey Brace and Herb Townsend declared with obvious elation Thursday as she emerged from the courtroom after the reading of the verdicts in the trial of Christopher Paschall.

Blackhawk sports schedule

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 10/04/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants: