Educators hopeful to receive covid vaccines School officials continue to adapt to changes created by pandemic restrictions. by Annette Beard
Trash pickup costs won't increase All residents in the city will be required to contract with Republic Services for solid waste pickup once city officials have finalized the contract. by Annette Beard
Military Park plans road work Pea Ridge National Military Park Implementation of Highway 62 Mitigations
Colors Day Queen crowned by mother The 2021 Colors Day queen, Tiffany Hyman, was crowned by her mother, Christina Kasper, on Friday, Jan. 15, 2021. In observance of regulations imposed due to the covid-19 pandemic, maids and escorts wore masks and maintained social distancing and the maid was crowned by her mother. TIMES photograph by Annette Beard by Annette Beard
Police, fire begin using AWIN Pea Ridge Police and Fire departments made the switch to new digital radios Tuesday, Jan. 19, as Benton County Central Communications switched to Arkansas Wireless Information Network (AWIN). by Annette Beard
Crash kills woman GARFIELD -- A Garfield woman died as the result of a one-vehicle accident at 9:40 p.m. Tuesday, Jan. 12.
Volunteers make rooms bright for boys and girls As many as 45 youngsters from 6 to 15 years of age spend afternoons in the John and Maxine Watson Black Unit of the Boys and Girls Club in Pea Ridge in the gym at the Intermediate School. by Staff Report
Pea Ridge schools menus Monday, Jan. 25
Blackhawks sweep Pioneers on Colors Day The Pea Ridge Blackhawks completed a sensational week of basketball by sweeping the Gentry Pioneers in Colors Day festivities, the boys thumping their cross county rivals 58-23 with the girls moving to 5-0 in the 4A-1 with a 54-45 victory over the Lady Pioneers. by By John McGee/Special to The TIMES
Hawks pull double upset at Farmington, girls 5-0 in conference The cardiac Blackhawk basketball teams worked from separate scripts but both had the same happy ending as the girls defeated the defending state champion Farmington Cardinals 58-57 with the boys coming from way behind to knock off league leading and previously undefeated Farmington 64-63.
OPINION: Lady Blackhawks ranking ascends Heath Neal's girls have risen to the No. 3 spot in the MaxPreps/CBS State 4A power rankings for this week.
Blackhawk Basketball Colors Day 2021 Colors Day maid Jordyn Allison was escorted by Michael Ericson. Allison is the daughter of Billy and Stephanie Allison. Ericson is the son of Terry Ericson and Marry Ericson. TIMES photographs by Annette Beard by Annette Beard
OPINION: Life lessons create the big picture As the eldest child of a teacher who was also an eldest child, I learned very early to never say "I'm bored." by Annette Beard
OPINION: New inventions don't replace face-to-face; some new things are quite useful I hear that we may soon have package delivery by drone available in Pea Ridge. I have seen lots of changes in the ways we do things in my 80-some years, some of them changes that I anticipated and welcomed, things such as telephones, televisions, electrical appliances in our homes, hot and cold running water, indoor bathrooms -- all such as we take for granted today.
Blacksmith's homemade basketball hoops create challenge Many of us played basketball as students in school, and some of us still love to talk about those games even after years have passed. Basketball has been around a long time and Pea Ridge has quite a basketball tradition. But, basketball hasn't been around forever. The game took years to arrive at the state of development we enjoy today.
Legislative leaders finalize safety plan LITTLE ROCK -- When the Arkansas legislature convenes the 2021 regular session, the first major challenge on the agenda will be ensuring that the public can still safely participate in the democratic process.
Life lessons create the big picture The month of January signals many beginnings with the new year. by Annette Beard
Church news Brightwater Memorial United Methodist Church
RELIGION: God calls us to repent of abortion evil "You brought my inner parts into being; You wove me in my mother's womb. I will praise you, for You made me with fear and wonder; marvelous are Your works, and You know me completely. My frame was not hidden from You when I was made in secret, and intricately put together in the lowest parts of the earth. Your eyes saw me unformed, yet in Your book all my days were written, before any of them came into being." Psalm 139:13-16 by Randy Moll
RELIGION: Are you ready for the Day of the Lord? "Woe to you that desire the day of the LORD! Why do you want the day of the LORD? It is darkness, and not light, as if someone fled away from a lion, but a bear attacked him, or got into the house and rested his hand on the wall, but a snake bit him. Will not the day of the LORD be darkness, and not light? Will it not be deep darkness, with no brightness in it? I hate, I despise your festivals, and I am not pleased by your solemn assemblies. Though you offer Me burnt offerings or your grain offerings, I will not accept them, nor will I regard the offerings of your fattened animals. Take away from Me the noise of your songs; I will not listen to the melody of your harps. But let justice roll down like water, and righteousness like an ever-flowing stream." Amos 5:18-24 by Randy Moll