City Council OKs appeal for C-1 rezone from Judd An appeal for a rezone request not approved by the city's Planning Commission was approved by the City Council at the regular meeting, Tuesday, Nov. 17. by Annette Beard
City mandates trash service City officials have determined it is in the best interest of the city to seek a single provider for solid waste collection. The City Council approved an ordinance mandating that "all structures in the city in which persons reside or where any business, industrial, commercial or other enterprise is operated shall use the refuse pick up services provided for by this chapter," according to the ordinance approved Tuesday, Nov. 17. by Annette Beard
Success comes with passion and hard work Keith Allison has enjoyed the companionship of many great dogs, but he knows that in order for his dog to be a good companion, he must be disciplined and well trained. by Annette Beard
Rezone on tap Three items are to be presented during the public hearing of the Pea Ridge Planning Commission Tuesday, Dec. 1. The public hearing provides an opportunity for the pubic to speak about the request to city officials.
T-shirts and decals to fund scholarship Pea Ridge DECA is partnering up with the Ayden Cotton 24 Forever Memorial Scholarship.
Court Report District Court of Benton County
OPINION: Strange football endings in a strange year To say that 2020 has been a, say, strange year like no other, would be a vast understatement.
Nature thrives at Woolsey Wet Prairie Wearing waders might be extreme during a visit to Woolsey Wet Prairie. Lacing up a pair of waterproof shoes might be in order. by Flip Putthoff
Blackhawks end first season with playoff loss to Magnolia The Blackhawks' first season on 5A classification came to an end last week with a 56-21 loss to the state's sixth ranked team in the Magnolia Panthers.
Blackhawk 5th grade takes NWA football championship The 5th grade Pea Ridge Blackhawk football team finished their season undefeated and successfully defended their title of a year as they smothered Shiloh 24-0 in the Northwest Arkansas Youth Football League Saturday.
OPINION: Deep seat and a tight hold January 2020 gave no indication just how rough a ride it was going to get for everyone on this planet. We had fairly-run-of-the-mill problems and successes the first couple of months. Little did we innocents suspect what was just around the corner -- come March. But now it's nine months later and we are a whole bunch wiser.
OPINION: Move sent Pitts boys to Central In Pea Ridge, there was a Doctor J.C. Prop that came to Pea Ridge about 1931 and started a practice out of his house. He later built a hospital near his home and had a good practice going. In 1935, Dr. Prop was convicted in a robbery of the Pea Ridge Bank. The story of this was written by Billie Jines in her Back Roads article that ran as a special in the Northwest Arkansas News on Sunday, Dec. 30, 1990.
OPINION: Thanksgiving 2020 -- be thankful! I guess most of us will be celebrating Thanksgiving in different ways this year, given the spike in corona virus cases across the country.
School sees enrollment shift in 2020 LITTLE ROCK -- Arkansas schools this fall have seen a drop in enrollment of about 6,428 students.
Remember former basketball coach, J. Wesley Sampier Going to school at Garfield was altogether different than going to school in the one-room Central School. by Annette Beard
Vehicles move from utility to style I've been curious to notice over the years the shifts from utility to style in many of the products we buy, especially in motor-powered vehicles and equipment and in electronics. Often when a product first comes out new the emphasis is on utility, not appearance. But as time goes on there is likely to be a shift in the direction of making the product more stylish. Along with this shift comes a change of emphasis in the sales pitches used to promote sales to those of us who make up the buying public. When the emphasis is on utility, the sales pitches focus on things such as economy, efficiency, longevity, and so on, whereas as the emphasis moves more to style, the sales pitches turn to things like impressive looks, excitement of appearance and performance, the prestige factor, and so on.
OPINION: Thanksgiving a day to rejoice in the LORD! "They read from the book, from the Law of God, with interpretation, and they gave the sense, so that the people understood the reading. Then Nehemiah the magistrate, Ezra the priest and scribe, and the Levites who were teaching the people said to all the people, 'This day is holy to the LORD your God. Stop mourning and weeping.' (This was because all the people wept when they heard the words of the Law.) Then he said to them, 'Go your way. Eat the fat, drink the sweet drink, and send portions to those for whom nothing is prepared; for this day is holy to our Lord. Do not be grieved, for the joy of the LORD is your strength.' So the Levites quieted all the people, saying, 'Hush! Because today is holy you should stop being so sorrowful.' Then all the people went to eat, to drink, to send portions, and to enjoy a great celebration because they had understood the words declared to them." Nehemiah 8:8-12 by Randy Moll
RELIGION: Don't forget to pray for ministers of the Gospel "Continue in prayer, and watch in the same with thanksgiving; withal praying also for us, that God would open unto us a door of utterance, to speak the mystery of Christ, for which I am also in bonds: that I may make it manifest, as I ought to speak." Colossians 4:2-4 by Randy Moll