Annette Beard

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Crabtree, Wall share visions, plans for Pea Ridge

Subscriber onlyVoters in Pea Ridge will be asked to choose their mayor for the next four years. Mayor Jackie Crabtree, first elected in 1995, is seeking a sixth term. He said he wants to finish some projects he has begun and wants to see "the town progress forward." Continue reading...

Sanders withdraws election bid

Subscriber onlyLance Sanders, alderman for Ward 2, Position 2, announced this week he has withdrawn his bid for re-election. Sanders announced his intention with a letter sent to the newspaper and posted on social media. Continue reading...

Plan tabled for lack of information

Subscriber onlyA large scale development plan for a commercial development by Pat Tobin was again tabled by Planning Commission members Tuesday as the engineer presenting the changes requested did not have answers to questions planners asked nor did he have information requested at the last tech review meeting. Continue reading...

Three expelled

Staff wants to provide safe learning environment

Subscriber onlyThree male high school students were expelled after three individual hearings by the Pea Ridge School Board. Parents for two of the students requested a closed hearing. One parent said his son's hearing could be open. Continue reading...

Cycling creates smiles and good health

Subscriber only"I thought I was a mountain biker, but once they started putting in trails, I realized I wanted to get involved more," Keln Taylor said. Continue reading...

Gov. Hutchinson praises STEM program

Subscriber onlyShowing off three new STEM classrooms and students' expertise at computer use, coding and creating games, Pea Ridge School officials took Governor Asa Hutchinson on a tour at Pea Ridge Middle School Monday. Continue reading...

School safety is paramount

Subscriber onlyAs the culture has changed, educators and school officials are faced with safety and security issues as well as educating students. Taking a proactive step in enhancing school safety, the Pea Ridge School Board approved superintendent Rick Neal's recommendation to create a new position and hired Jamie Woods as the director of school counseling. Continue reading...

Community Events

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Water costs are not the highest

Subscriber onlyWastewater from Pea Ridge flows north and ultimately ends up in the Elk River in Missouri. One of three water districts in Northwest Arkansas where water flows north into Missouri, Pea Ridge is governed by strict regulations on wastewater quality more than other parts of the nation, affecting the cost of treatment. Continue reading...

Pea Ridge School counselors are ready

Enhancing students’ mental health helps school safety

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Teacher Carolyn Armour and Jeff Neil, Arvest Bank president, were served breakfast at Pea Ridge Midd...

Teacher Carolyn Armour and Jeff Neil, Arvest Bank president, were served breakfast at Pea Ridge Middle School by Lilly Jane Spears...

Published: August 22, 2013

Cameron McNabb, center, and his daughter, Kayna, were rescued during Thursdays flooding. Co-worker C...

Cameron McNabb, center, and his daughter, Kayna, were rescued during Thursdays flooding. Co-worker Charlie Brewer took a flat-bott...

Published: August 22, 2013

Kristy Tipton and daughters, Haley, 14, and Reagan, 10, offer farm-raised produce for sale in the pa...

Kristy Tipton and daughters, Haley, 14, and Reagan, 10, offer farm-raised produce for sale in the parking lot of the Church of Chr...

Published: August 22, 2013

 The Church of Christ at Garfield advertised that its building was available for anyone to stay in d...

The Church of Christ at Garfield advertised that its building was available for anyone to stay in during the day to get out of th...

Published: July 27, 2011

 NEBCO Fire Captain Nick Mason was in charge of the fire scene at the home of Michael and Mary Ann C...

NEBCO Fire Captain Nick Mason was in charge of the fire scene at the home of Michael and Mary Ann Carr, 11881 Ventris Road, Tuesd...

Published: July 27, 2011

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