News 2017 September

Stories for September 2017

Wednesday, September 27

Community events

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Grenville Dodge: Soldier, politician and railroad engineer featured

City denies C3 zone

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Pea Ridge City Council members rejected a rezone request that had been approved by the Pea Ridge Planning Commission during their regular meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19. The request, from Abundant Life Properties was to rezone 7.23 acres from Commercial (C-3) to Residential (R-3).

Fist bump!

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photograph by Annette Beard

Hargiss crowned queen

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photographs by Annette Beard

City chooses low bid for new police vehicles

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Three bids were received by Pea Ridge city officials to install equipment in six new police vehicles expected to be received Oct. 20. Bids were opened at the Pea Ridge City Council meeting Tuesday, Sept. 19.

Blackhawk Homecoming Court 2017

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

TIMES photographs by Annette Beard

Veterans Parade slated Nov. 11

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Staff Reports

Restaurant Inspections

posted: 09/27/2017 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.

The rich just got richer; scores average 41-10

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Like last year, the top four ranked teams in the district took on the bottom four ranked teams in the district with about the same results. The four winners defeated the others by an overall 163-39 mark, or by an average 41-10 score.

Death penalty waived in Garfield murder case

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Tracy M. Neal

Turkey shoot draws crowd

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

GARFIELD -- Hundreds of people have attended the Turkey Shoot and Rib cookout sponsored by the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department for almost a quarter of a century. The 24th annual NEBCO FIRE-EMS Turkey Shoot, Raffle, Rib Cookout & Volunteer Firefighter Appreciation Day is slated from 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 7.

Blackhawk sports schedule

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 28

Youngsters Sharpen the Saw

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph courtesy of John McGee

Public meetings

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Oct. 3

Blackhawk Golf Results

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Big Sugar Golf Course, Sept. 7

Benton County Jail

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Mule jump spun out of coon hunts

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Raccoon hunters have used mules to jump fences for years. Jumping mules for entertainment began in Pea Ridge nearly 30 years ago as just one of many events of the 1985 fall festival called "Battlefield Daze," sponsored by the Pea Ridge Chamber of Commerce.

Community calendar

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 27

Phillips celebrate golden annivesary

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Mr. and Mrs. David Phillips will be honored with party celebrating their 50th wedding anniversary.

Cyclists do well in first race

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Bobby Rickard

Blackhawks strike early, cruise to victory

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

By John McGee

Club news

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

New Meadowbrook EH

Cross country Blackhawks take 2nd

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Photographs submitted

community events

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

EVENTS

Lora's run, mile run/walk this Sunday

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Church news

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

Pea Ridge City Hall had long history

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Editor's note: The new combined City Hall/School Administration building is the third building to serve as City Hall for Pea Ridge. The history of the former building is shared by former newspaper editor, Billie Jines, and will run for five consecutive weeks.

Obituary

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Velma Eileen Ferguson Millsap

Outdoor briefs

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Park plans sunset cruises

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 17

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

School, city need to work together

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

The school district and city are two different entities and derive their income from different sources. But, both are intertwined and dependent on each other in many ways.

Jumping mules tradition part of Ozarks

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Autumn in the Ozarks means

Minister loves community

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

A native Texan with New England roots who found his way to the Ozarks in Arkansas is how Dr. Scott Stewart, new minister at the Pea Ridge and Brightwater Methodist churches, describes himself.

Blackhawk football seniors

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

No. 53 Denver Yates 6'3" 250 lbs.

Egg roasts, potlucks, good old days remembered

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Yesterday evening we attended an egg roast social, a gathering of mostly people involved in the Pea Ridge Historical Society. For several years now, an egg roast social has been an annual event for our group, usually held at one of our member's houses, an outdoors, cook-over-an-open fire event, with food provided by all comers on a potluck basis, and featuring opportunities for fun, story-telling, conversations, joking around, and in general, enjoyable socializing. Egg roast socials are old-time get-togethers intended to bring people together for food and good clean enjoyable fun. The Historical Society specifically plans the egg roast socialto celebrate some of the good things which derive from old-time social customs.

College, university enrollment on the rise

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Three universities report declines

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 19

Pea Ridge Court report

posted: 09/27/2017 5 a.m.

District Court of Benton County

Wednesday, September 20

Cross Country Blackhawks

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Photograph courtesy of Heather Wade

New Mercy Clinic opens with ribbon cutting

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

A new medical center opened its doors last week in Pea Ridge.

Senior Blackhawk football

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

No. 66 Jackson Tillman 5'9" 215 lbs.

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

School elections move to May

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

School elections will be held in May in Pea Ridge as School Board members adopted a resolution as a result of Act 910 by the state legislature which provides for the election to be held in either May or November.

Benton County Jail

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 12

Increasing foster family placements

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Average caseloads decreased

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Callout logs 9/11/2017 through 9/17/2017

Church news

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

Marriage licenses

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Sept. 7

Defense shines in 'Hawks 24-7 conquest

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

John McGee

Public meetings

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 26

Sponsor the Mule Jump

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Fall in Pea Ridge includes the annual Mule Jump competition. The 29th annual Pea Ridge Mule Jump is slated for Saturday, Oct. 14. The opening ceremony begins at 9 a.m. The event will be held on the field west of Weston Street, north of the City Hall/School Administration building.

Seven seniors vie for Homecoming queen

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Allie Cops, 17, is the daughter of Aneica Wade and Terry Cops. Her grandparents are June Shelton, Rogers, Russ Wade, Pea Ridge, and Kathy and Charlie Cops, Phoenix, Ariz. She has attended Pea Ridge Schools for the past two years. Her favorite movie is "the Notebook" and favorite form of social media is Snapchat. She hopes to attend college.

Band is growing

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Stephanie Koutouc & Mat McCool

Community calendar

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 20

Library has advanced technology

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Hello, Pea Ridge friends.

Outdoor briefs

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Lake cleanup features prizes

School lunch menu

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Sept. 25

Volleyball results

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 21

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 10

Just how free are we?

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

A recent article concerning Arkansas' newly approved use of marijuana for medical purposes brought an interesting response from one reader. He sent an article written by another person concerning the use of drugs in general. The article suggests the legalization of all drugs not just marijuana. It was not necessarily the reader's input, but the article he sent me that prompted some thoughts that stretched my understanding on the social impact of "freedom."

Time portals into yesteryear

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

I have always been skeptical about the concept of time travel, such as taking a time machine into the past, or as some movies have portrayed, taking a trip into the future. It seems to me that there are problems about the idea of transferring into another time. For example, say I got transferred back to 1850, so as to see the first official U.S. Post Office in Pea Ridge. Well, actually, I wasn't there then, so how could I be back there now?

Community event

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Music at firehouse slated

'Hawks host Pioneers to begin district play

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

It all starts to count this week with Gentry coming to town to test the state's number No. 1 4A team.

Volleyball results

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 14

Carter named new principal

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Amy Carter is the new principal of Pea Ridge Intermediate School.

Obituary

posted: 09/20/2017 5 a.m.

Donnie Gene Cypert

Wednesday, September 13

Friendliness of Farmers Market keeps vendors, customers coming back

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

Vendors and customers alike enjoy the hometown, neighborly atmosphere of the Pea Ridge Farmers Market.

Community events

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

Union Artillery demonstrations

Blackhawk sports schedule

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 14

Church news

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

Book signing slated at Military Park

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Report

New primary care clinic opens in Pea Ridge

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

Special to The TIMES

Lawyer's presence not required, he said

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

The absence of the city attorney at the Sept. 5 Pea Ridge Planning Commission delayed a decision on a home occupation request as planners questioned the city's legal obligation when presented with subdivision covenants that forbid a home business in that subdivision. At a tech review meeting later that week, city officials had several questions for which they wanted a legal opinion.

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 7

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

More students taking ACT now

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- The ACT is the most important standardized test for high school students in Arkansas, and every year parents and educators anticipate the releasing of test scores to see how our students are performing.

Lady Blackhawks Cross Country results

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

The Jr. High Lady Blackhawks placed second in the 4A-5A Elkins Invitational Saturday, Sept. 9.

No. 1 ranked Blackhawks have final tune-up

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

Coach Stephen Neal's 2-0 No. 1 state ranked Blackhawks have their first home game of the year and are looking to get their 12th straight non-conference win when they host the 5A Farmington Cardinals Friday.

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, Sept. 3

Bands gear up for marching season

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

Stephanie Koutouc

Restaurant Inspections

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

Aug. 24

Woman dies of injuries

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

Annette Beard

Blackhawk Football Seniors

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

No. 21

What society condones affects future

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

The newspapers continue to cover stories and questions concerning Arkansas's journey into the unknown area of marijuana availability for pain relief. It appears there are numerous areas to be clarified before the many forms of the drug are actually available. Only after these areas are resolved will we begin to see the real questions about medical use of the drug develop in the workplace. Having watched it affect the lives of many of the people I worked with, it is difficult for me not to see it as a close cousin to our problem with other pain relieving agents, the opioid family of drugs.

Community calendar

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

Wednesday, Sept. 13

Request tabled

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

The discovery of covenants for Windmill Estates prompted the Planning Commission to table home occupation request from a resident on Asboth.

Benton County Jail

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept. 5

It's NOT about you!

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

It's not about you.

Obituaries

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

Sandra L. Gabbard

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

Friday, Sept. 1

Planners express ire

posted: 09/13/2017 5 a.m.

Construction on Maple Glen Phase II was to be shut down for violation of city requirements as conditions of approval of the large scale development plan.

Wednesday, September 6

Blackhawks out grit Booneville

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

John McGee

Benton County Jail

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Aug. 29

Pea Ridge Schools offer free lunches

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Public meetings

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

Tuesday, Sept.5

Blackhawk football seniors

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

No. 60 John Bross 6'2" 260 lbs.

In whom does one trust?

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

The weather crisis created by Hurricane Harvey around Houston has prompted some information on scams and misinformation being sent out via emails and social media. It is no surprise that a segment of our society -- like any society -- would try to profit from the tragedy in the lives of others. From fake websites and fictitious organizations to those who try to have "fun" at the expense of others over the status or conditions that surround the circumstances, the opportunities to cheat seem endless. The really serious scams take resources away from those really in need and we need to check our gifts recipient if we choose to give to help those in need.

Outdoor briefs

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

Hikers trek two trails

Pea Ridge Police Dept.

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

Warrants:

Obituaries

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

Doris Lavon Arnold Moore

Church news

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

Boundless Grace

People helping people -- the right thing to do

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

Sometimes tough times bring out the best in people. Some even theorize that contending with tough situations is necessary for building human character, forming in people a sense of caring and compassion for one another, and a sense of being in situations together where each person influences the well-being of all. Along with that is the idea that if everything always went well for us, and life was without challenges, we would likely become lazy, unfeeling and focused on our own comforts. Ok, I acknowledge that tough times also bring out the worst in some people, moving them to take advantage of the sufferings and vulnerabilities of others. But just as we see in today's responses to the tragic flooding in south and southeast Texas, in times of tragedy there often is a great wave of caring for people who are caught in emergencies and need help. People respond, wanting to help in practical ways as they are able.

Friends of Library wants you

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

Hello Pea Ridge and the greater northern corner of Northwest Arkansas.

NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 27

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

Monday, Aug. 28

Avoca Fire Dept.

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

Sunday, Aug. 27

Students get a head start

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

Tentatively reaching out to touch the half-blind bull, student Sarah Henderson was beginning to realize her dream.

Letter to the editor

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

Attend city meetings

Shiloh Museum

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

EVENTS

Community events

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

Chicken in the Ditch set

Changes in Intermediate School traffic flow outlined

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

From Staff Reports

Blackhawk sports schedule

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

Thursday, Sept. 7

Bands gear up for marching season

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

The high school band, under the direction of Kevin Hume, Matt McCool and Sara Beth Eubanks, is gearing up for a new marching season.

Question of expanding City Council arises

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

The Pea Ridge City Council is comprised of four members each of whom lives within one of the four wards of the city. When the last census came in, city officials discussed adding another ward and another council member.

Task force contemplates water system problems

posted: 09/06/2017 5 a.m.

LITTLE ROCK -- In Arkansas there are about 649 public water associations and 388 waste water systems.