Iconic Elkhorn bridges time Standing resolute and silent, the iconic Elkhorn Tavern is a testimony to the resilience of man, the perseverance of the human spirit and bridges the gap between the Ozarks of the 1830s and today's digital world. Though damaged, repaired, added onto to and demolished, the tavern today stands as it appeared in the 1880s providing a tangible testimony to the many lives that crossed the path of that establishment in the Arkansas Ozarks. It was reopened Saturday, June 15, in a ceremony marking its long, varied history. by Annette Beard 2 hrs. ago
Library offers much more than books TIMES photograph by Annette Beard 2 hrs. ago
American Legion Post 341: Vets Helping Vets The 1919 Congressionally chartered patriotic veterans organization, The American Legion, focuses on service to veterans, assistance to its members and service to groups in the community, such as Boy and Girl Scouts and Boys and Girls State participants. A recent example of the veterans in the American Legion Post 341, located at 1889 Bella Vista Way, serving veterans involved a utility installation and building skills. by Special to The TIMES 2 hrs. ago
Pea Ridge National Military Park is recognized as the first national Purple Heart Park Named the nation's first Purple Heart National Park, Pea Ridge National Military Park preserves the site of the Battle of Pea Ridge fought in March 1862 where there were more than 3,384 casualties in both Federal and Confederate troops. by Annette Beard
School hires staff Jeff Neil was approved as the president of the Pea Ridge School Board at the meeting Monday, June 10. Neil replaces John Dye who was defeated in his bid for re-election by Mindy Cawthon, who was in attendance at her first board meeting. by Annette Beard
Recollections 50 Years Ago
Avoca Fire Dept. Monday, June 10
NEBCO Fire-EMS Dept. Sunday, June 9
Blackhawks are a rare mascot When I first came to the area and learned that the Pea Ridge mascot was a Blackhawk, I thought that was a real good mascot since it is kinda rare, with very few schools having a Blackhawk for a mascot across the United States. I looked up nine schools in the USA with that mascot name, but most of them had a Blackhawk as in Indian warrior, not a bird. by John McGee
Blackhawk to join Royals TIMES photograph by Annette Beard — Blackhawk standout Nick Coble signed a letter of intent to play basketball for Ecclesia College in Springdale.
Little 'Hawks football camp set Football — Two football camps are slated for this summer for second- through sixth-grade students. Pride II Athlete Camp is $50 and Hawk football Camp is $35. Attendance at both is $70. There is also a sibling discount. by Staff Reports
Fire dues increase first in 20 years GARFIELD -- Members of the Board of Directors for the Northeast Benton County Volunteer Fire Department hosted the first of two Town Hall meetings Monday to explain their request for an increase in fire dues and to answer questions. by Annette Beard
Governor calls for renewed effort assessing levees in state LITTLE ROCK -- Flooding has caused more than $100 million in damage to infrastructure in Arkansas, according to the governor's request for federal relief.
"Is It New, or Old?" Cameras went through big changes One of the first big changes I remember in cameras and photography was the appearance of color film. by Jerry Nichols
Recipes Avocado and Beef Croissants
Modern libraries embrace change Change is constant.
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Tobacco settlement funds go to health programs LITTLE ROCK -- The Arkansas Tobacco Settlement Commission distributes funds to seven public health programs. According to an independent evaluation, they're meeting an overwhelming majority of their goals.
Church news Boundless Grace Baptist Church
Be still, and know; trust! My grandson got his first swimming lesson. He's only 2 years old and his first time into the water solo. His father and I were in the lake waiting for him to jump into our waiting arms. This was met with more than a little apprehension. My reply was always, "I will catch you, I've gotcha'!" by Dr. Scott Stewart Columnist
Church news Boundless Grace Baptist Church
Forgive: It's good for your health! One of the hardest things for people to truly do is to forgive someone who has said or done something that has hurt or offended them. Yet, I know in and throughout the Bible, God tells us -- commands us -- to forgive. We are even to go so far as to forgive our enemies. In fact, in the Gospel of Matthew, Jesus tells Peter to forgive not seven times, but 77 times. by Dr. Scott Stewart Columnist