Mayfield tells of Battle of Pea Ridge connection BELLA VISTA -- Some presenters to the Civil War Roundtable, Bella Vista's new group for people with an interest in the Civil War, come from a distance to speak. On Thursday, the presenter came from only a few miles away with a unique presentation on his only family. Greg Mayfield spoke about his great, great grandfather, Stanwich Mayfield. by Lynn Atkins
Two seek School Board seat Two men are seeking a position on the Pea Ridge School Board. Ryan Heckman is seeking a second term and filed for re-election. John Dye is also seeking the seat. by Annette Beard
Family loses pets, home GARFIELD -- A column of thick, black smoke rising into the evening sky could be seen from miles away Saturday just before sunset.
Four arrested in connection with smuggling meth into Benton County jail BENTONVILLE -- Four people have been arrested in connection with conspiracy to smuggle methamphetamine into the Benton County Jail. by Tracy M. Neal NWA Democrat-Gazette
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ATU debate team wins title RUSSELLVILLE -- Fifteen Arkansas Tech University students traveled to the Southern Forensics Championship in Starkville, Miss., in late January and returned home to Russellville with what is believed to be ATU's first statewide championship in debate. One of the team members, Kiley West, is from Pea Ridge.
Hawks complete conference sweep, whip Gravette 53-48 GRAVETTE -- Trent Loyd's state seventh-ranked Blackhawks ended their regular season by building an early lead then making it stand up for a 53-48 victory over rival Gravette in the Lions' gym last week. The win finished the Hawks' league mark at 12-0, their first unbeaten league record in 12 years and first in the 4A classification. by John McGee
Hawks send out seniors on high note, beat Huntsville 46-28, 50-30 The Lady Hawks and Blackhawks closed out their 2019-2020 home schedule on a high note by pounding the Huntsville Eagles by a 46-28 in the girls' game, before running away from the Eagles 50-30 in the boys' night cap game. by John McGee
Lady Blackhawks get payback, rout Lady Lions 59-42 The Gravette Lions may have felt that after beating the Blackhawks by 11 in Pea Ridge earlier this year, they might have an easier time of it at home. The resurgent Lady Hawks destroyed that notion as they raced out to a solid lead in the first quarter, then salted the game away by the end of the third with tight defense, superior shooting and balanced scoring. by John McGee
Three 'Hawks sign for college football Citing each student athlete as an excellent role model for the younger students and athletes, head football coach Stephen Neal introduced Phillip Brown, Hunter Rains and Brayden Ralph during a ceremony on Wednesday, Feb. 5, during which each athlete signed a letter of intent to play football in college.
Wales excels at defense One of the "best defensive players to ever come through Pea Ridge," senior Wesley Wales, has improved a lot, head Blackhawk basketball coach Trent Loyd said. by Annette Beard
4A-1 Conference Tournament At Prairie Grove by Staff Report
Girls overcome, then Blackhawks thump Prairie Grove for sweep After falling behind early, the Lady Hawks came back in the second half to post a hard fought 41-37 win over the Prairie Grove Tigers. In the boys games, the Hawks jumped on their guests from the outset and built an insurmountable lead in posting a 62-46 drubbing of Prairie Grove. by John McGee
Blackhawk Basketball schedule Friday, Feb. 14
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Many changes made in youth services LITTLE ROCK -- Every month in Arkansas, an average of 20 to 30 young people get in trouble with the law and are placed in the custody of the Division of Youth Services.
There's a new way to buy almost anything We seem to be coming up with new ways to buy things these days.
JP candidate has creative solution for courts system This might be construed as an endorsement for keeping the daily print version of the Northwest Edition of the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette. In our household of retired, not very computer savvy adults, we find we are reading different sections of the paper at the same time. That might be a serious challenge using an iPad. Anyway that doesn't really have much to do with the article. by Leo Lynch
Recipes Garden Chicken Pasta Salad
State of nation, and the world, is a concern It appears we survived yet another week with the coronavirus continuing to take a toll in China, and other countries starting to see the effects along with increasing fear of a worldwide epidemic. We saw the winding down of the impeachment trial of the president with the anticipated vote for his acquittal by the Senate. And, we witnessed the vote count in the Iowa caucus. by Leo Lynch
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No excuses! There are reasons for everything we do. We like to take credit for noble causes, while it's much easier to blame others when we make a bad choice. Because when we decide to do something, the choices involved in that decision reflect our priorities. When those decisions are misguided or thoughtless, or when they reflect indifference toward the things that really matter, (for example, our faith), we make excuses to justify them. This practice of making excuses is at least as old as Adam and Eve, and continue today. by Dr. Scott Stewart Columnist
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Church news Boundless Grace
We don't chose all our friends Left to our own devices, we would choose up sides for a game of softball or football. Someone would toss a coin to determine who would be the captains of the teams. Then came the awful part, as each team captain would choose his/her players, always beginning with the best and most athletic ones. Finally, reluctantly, one of the captains would be forced to choose last, but even then the last to be picked would be selected only if that would even up the teams. Sometimes, those who were not chosen would wind up being the scorekeeper. by Dr. Scott Stewart Columnist