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Letter to the Editor

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Fullmer termination upheld

Subscriber onlyAfter nearly three hours of testimony and interviewing witnesses in a closed session, Pea Ridge School Board members deliberated for five minutes in private then returned to open session to accept school superintendent Rick Neal's recommendation to terminate Bonnie Fullmer as allowed by the Teacher Fair Dismissal Act. Continue reading...

Hardin linked to 1997 rape

Subscriber onlyROGERS -- An emotional police chief announced the arrest of a former police officer and convicted murderer in connection with the 1997 rape of a Rogers school teacher. "It's a great day for our victim," a tearful Rogers Police Chief Hayes Minor said. "It's a great day for the men and women of our department. They kept this case alive." Continue reading...

Pea Ridge campaign discussed at museum

Subscriber onlyThe Pea Ridge Campaign, a series of civil war actions that led to the Battle of Pea Ridge, was the topic of a talk presented by Troy Banzhaf, National Park Service Chief of Interpretation and Visitor Services at the Pea Ridge National Military Park, at the Bella Vista Historical Museum Thursday, Feb. 8. Banzhaf led the discussion about the movements that led to the battle at Pea Ridge, which saw an estimated 22,000 soldiers fighting over Missouri. Continue reading...

Shiloh Museum

Subscriber onlyMuseum Exhibit Celebrates 50th Anniversary Fifty from Fifty, an exhibit celebrating the 50th anniversary of the Shiloh Museum of Ozark History, opened Monday, Feb. 5. The exhibit will feature artifact acquired during each of the Shiloh Museum 50 years, from 1968-2018. Among the items featured are a "Whites Only" waiting room door from the Springdale train depot, folklorist Vance Randolph's derringer pistol, and a handmade wooden crutch from Newton County. Fifty from Fifty will be on display through Jan. 12, 2019. Continue reading...

Time for kindergarten registration

Subscriber onlyPea Ridge Primary School registration for the 2018/2019 school year for kindergarten students will be held 9 a.m. - 2 p.m. each day March 12 through March 16. There will also be an early kindergarten registration from 12:30-6:15 p.m. Monday, Feb. 19. Continue reading...

Church news

Subscriber onlyBrightwater Memorial Continue reading...

Avoca Fire Dept.

Subscriber onlyTuesday, Feb. 6 Continue reading...

Public meetings

Subscriber onlyTuesday, Feb. 20 Continue reading...

What to do when we're snowed in?

Subscriber onlyIt has been awhile since I have actually felt "snowed in." Our winters in northwest Arkansas are so varied that being "snowed in" is not something that happens often. Some winters bring hardly any snow at all. When we do have snow, it often happens that the melting starts right away, and only a day or two after a snow most of the accumulation is melted away. But every so often, we can see a real winter storm, with heavy snow, sleet and ice, and sometimes it stays on for days; even weeks. Continue reading...

Fundraising events help others at library

Subscriber onlyHappy Valentine's Day, library family. It seems only fitting to start this week's article off with love and praise for those in our community. The Food for Fines event, benefiting not only our patrons but Loaves n' Fishes' Food Pantry, has gone so well that we have decided to continue it for the remainder of February. We appreciate everyone that has donated and continues to donate to this great cause! If you wish to donate canned goods in order to sponsor an anonymous patron's late fees please contact the Library at 479-451-8442. Continue reading...

Community calendar

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Statistics, statistics, statistics

Subscriber onlyWell, the regular season is over and now we are headed for the District, Regional and State playoffs. I have compiled some statistics though doing so reminds of something Mark Twain once said, I am paraphrasing here, "There are lies, then there are really bad lies, and then there are statistics." Stats don't tell the whole story of a team. For example.... Continue reading...

Pea Ridge Schools Menus

Subscriber onlyMonday, Feb. 19 Continue reading...

Recipes from the Good Old Days

Subscriber onlyMexican Casserole Continue reading...

Fiscal discussions center on 'Big Six'

Subscriber onlyLITTLE ROCK -- Virtually all of the discussion during the 2018 fiscal session of the legislature will be about the budgets in the categories commonly referred to as the "Big Six." Fiscal sessions begin on the second Monday of February in even-numbered years. This year that is Feb. 12. The "Big Six" categories are institutions of higher education, public schools, the Department of Human Services, the Department of Health, the Department of Correction and the Department of Community Correction. Continue reading...

Seniors honored on Senior Night

Subscriber onlyPhotographs courtesy of Russ Wilson Continue reading...

Blackhawks end regular season with a flourish

Subscriber onlyThough they had already clinched a conference championship and were all but certain to gain the No. 1 seed in this week's district playoffs, the 'Hawks came out ready to play this week. They swept Prairie Grove and Elkins to end the season with a sparkling 23-4 record, the most wins of any school in 4A. Continue reading...

Blackhawks do well on National Signing Day

Subscriber onlyNational Signing Day was Wednesday, Feb. 14. It is an event regulated by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) and the football Blackhawks were a big part of it. Four senior players signed scholarships and national letters of intent to extend their football careers into college. Continue reading...

Pea Ridge Fire-EMS Dept.

Subscriber onlyCallout logs Feb. 5-11, 2018 Continue reading...

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