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The Times (Northeast Benton County) - - CHURCH -

50 Years Ago Pea Ridge Graphic Vol. 2 No. 37 Thurs­day, Sept. 14, 1967

It’s off from the peace­ful green farm and away to the hub-bub of the Ben­ton County Fair next week for Nancy, the reg­is­tered Jer­sey from Pea Ridge who was named Grand Cham­pion at last year’s county fair. Nancy will be one of four fine Jer­seys from the Owen Wood farm to be en­tered int he com­pe­ti­tion. Go­ing with her will be No­ble, a 3-year old; and Jester and Lady, each 2 years old. From the herd of four, Wood will watch the points be­ing ac­cu­mu­lated and then se­lect the top three for en­try in the Best Three Fe­males com­pe­ti­tion. He has lit­tle dou­ble that Nancy will be one of the three. Nancy (who gave 49 pounds of milk a day at last year’s fair) stands clipped and ready for an­other ses­sion with the dairy judges. The cows be­ing en­tered in the fair are from a herd of 90 Jer­seys on the Wood farm. About a third of them are reg­is­tered. The 179-acre farm is vir­tu­ally given over to dairy farm­ing. The milk from the herd goes to Kraft at Ben­tonville.

The Pea Ridge Black­hawks put the bit on Prairie Grove Tigers and rolled to an easy 20-6 vic­tory. The Black­hawks hosted the Tigers in the Pea Bowl Sta­dium last Fri­day night, their first home game this sea­son be­fore a large crowd of home fans and en­thu­si­asts. The Black­hawks were prob­a­bly out­weighed 15 lbs. per man, but that didn’t seem to stop them in any phase of the game.

40 Years Ago Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene Vol. 12 No. 37 Wed­nes­day, Sept. 14, 1977

Main­te­nance for the City Park and ac­qui­si­tion of the land needed for con­struc­tion of a new sewage treat­ment plant dom­i­nated the agenda of the Pea Ridge City Coun­cil at its reg­u­lar monthly meet­ing at City Hall Thurs­day night.

When Floyd and Anna Hen­son went to the Shady Grove Com­mu­nity Build­ing last Satur­day to work on the build­ing, they were fol­low­ing a long es­tab­lished tra­di­tion of vol­un­teer la­bor in that area. No one now liv­ing in Pea Ridge knows just when fhe first school house was built at that lo­ca­tion and no record can be found at the court­house in Ben­tonville. It is known, how­ever, that a school house was erected on land do­nated for the pur­pose of pro­vid­ing ed­u­ca­tional fa­cil­i­ties by a James Hick­man, and was called Hick­man School. Un­til 1929, Shady Grove (Skud) School was used as a pub­lic school when con­sol­i­da­tion be­came a part of life and the pupils were trans­ported to Pea Ridge.

30 Years Ago The TIMES of North­east Ben­ton County Vol. 22 No. 37 Wed­nes­day, Sept. 16, 1987

The Pea Ridge Coun­cil vi­o­lated the Arkansas Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion Act dur­ing and af­ter an ex­ec­u­tive ses­sion June 11 of this year, ac­cord­ing to Ben­ton County Prose­cut­ing At­tor­ney David Clinger. But Clinger, in a let­ter to Mayor Mary Rogers, said he be­lieved the vi­o­la­tions were “tech­ni­cal” and un­in­ten­tional. Clinger’s long-awaited rul­ing on the in­ci­dent arose from a com­plaint by The TIMES that the coun­cil vi­o­lated the Free­dom of In­for­ma­tion Act by per­mit­ting two em­ploy­ees to be present in an ex­ec­u­tive ses­sion si­mul­ta­ne­ously while the law per­mit­ted only one to be there; by de­cid­ing dur­ing the ses­sion to place a rep­ri­mand in the per­son­nel file of one em­ployee; and by fail­ing to rat­ify that de­ci­sion and an­nounce it pub­licly fol­low­ing the ex­ec­u­tive ses­sion. in its com­plaint, The TIMES asked Clinger to in­ves­ti­gate the in­ci­dent, rule on whether vi­o­la­tions had oc­curred, and in­form coun­cil mem­bers of the law, the im­por­tance of their com­ply­ing with it, and the pos­si­ble penal­ties for in­ten­tional vi­o­la­tion.

Pea Ridge Mayor Mary Rogers, and Ben­ton County Judge A.E. Nor­wood, have signed a procla­ma­tion declar­ing Sept. 17, 1987, United States Con­sti­tu­tion Day. Sim­i­lar procla­ma­tions were signed by of­fi­cials na­tion­wide. The procla­ma­tion was signed as part of the na­tional cel­e­bra­tion of the 200th an­niver­sary of the rat­i­fi­ca­tion of the United State Con­sti­tu­tion.

20 Years Ago The TIMES of North­east Ben­ton County Vol. 32 No. 37 Thurs­day, Sept. 11, 1997

The Pea Ridge School District is in crit­i­cal need of a new high school, said su­per­in­ten­dent Roy Norvell. Vot­ers to to the polls next Wed­nes­day to de­cide whether to in­crease their prop­erty taxes by 6.6 mills for 22 years to pay for a new high school.

The Lions Club mule jump is the first Satur­day in Oc­to­ber. There will be 16 events this year, in­clud­ing two cat­e­gories of mule jumps. Mule jump­ing orig­i­nated with rac­coon hun­ters, who fol­lowed their quarry on mules. When a rider and a mule came to a fence, the rider would dis­mount, put a blan­ket over the barbed wire and have the mule jump.

10 Years Ago The TIMES of North­east Ben­ton County Vol. 42 No. 37 Wed­nes­day, Sept. 12, 2007

Storms del­uged Pea Ridge Thurs­day morn­ing drop­ping more than four inches of rain in a cou­ple of hours. A large tree fell across North Cur­tis Av­enue just south of down­town ne­ces­si­tat­ing re-rout­ing of traf­fic dur­ing the morn­ing school traf­fic rush. Limbs were down around the town. There were 96 SWEPCO cus­tomers with­out elec­tric­ity for a lit­tle over an hour, and flooded streets and park­ing lots.

Po­lice of­fi­cers and sher­iff’s deputies searched for a white male be­lieved to be in his 30s fol­low­ing a man­hunt that be­gan early Thurs­day af­ter­noon south of Pea Ridge. A woman called 911 com­plain­ing that a man in a black Jeep was try­ing to get her to pull over. Pea Ridge po­lice re­sponded to the “rolling dis­tur­bance,” ac­cord­ing to Pea Ridge Po­lice Chief Tim Led­bet­ter. The driver of the Jeep was stopped on Kim­berly Road just off Arkansas High­way 94 south of Brush Creek, north of Rogers. When the of­fi­cer told the driver to stand by the car, the driver, a male, ran from the scene north into a wooded area be­hind some res­i­dences, ac­cord­ing. The of­fi­cer pur­sued on foot and was soon as­sisted by more Pea Ridge of­fi­cers, Lit­tle Flock and Rogers po­lice of­fi­cers and Ben­ton County sher­iff’s deputies. A search of the ve­hi­cle re­vealed a mo­bile meth lab. BCSO in­ves­ti­ga­tor Harold Gage and his dog, Brix, as­sisted in the search, which was called off af­ter los­ing the trail, which ap­peared to cross a paved road.

Bound­less Grace Bap­tist Church

Sun­day school is at 9:30 a.m. Sun­day wor­ship ser­vice is at 10:30 a.m.

First Bap­tist Church Pea Ridge

Wed­nes­day night ser­vices in­clude 5 p.m. din­ner, 6 p.m. BLAST (Bi­ble Learn­ers and Shar­ers To­gether), 6 p.m. Youth and 6:30 p.m. adult Bi­ble study.

Faith Rid­ers meet the sec­ond Satur­day of ev­ery month and have weekly Thurs­day night din­ners.

Sun­day ser­vices be­gins at 9:30 a.m. and Sun­day school is at 11 a.m. on Sun­days.

Kids choir will be­gin Sept. 20 and meet from 5:30 to 6 p.m. for chil­dren from kinder­garten through sixth grade.

Fifth quar­ter will be hosted Sept. 15 fol­low­ing the Black­hawks foot­ball game host­ing Farm­ing­ton.

Free Will Bap­tist Church Pea Ridge

The Pea Ridge Free Will Bap­tist Church will cel­e­brate its 50th an­niver­sary this year. Mem­bers are ask­ing for any­one with a pho­to­graph of past church events or of the church please share them for the cel­e­bra­tion. To share a pho­to­graph or for more in­for­ma­tion, con­tact Don Deckard 479640-0590.

Epis­co­pal Church Pea Ridge

An­gel’s Share food pantry is open from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. the sec­ond Satur­day of each month at 1300 N. Davis St.

Mes­siah Lutheran Church Pea Ridge

Some 50 mem­bers and com­mu­nity guests at­tended a spe­cial Back to School Bash for chil­dren Satur­day, Aug. 16.

A Bi­ble pro­gram, led by Deb­bie Klotz, was pre­sented un­der the theme “A Mighty Fortress Is Our God.” Also in­cluded, was singing and praise, craft projects and play and a wa­ter slide bounce house. The church was dec­o­rated by Tammy Kreck­low, Meghan Good and Sandy Fleetcher.

Ka­t­rina Whi­taker, Linda Whi­taker and Kathy Blevins led the craft projects. Kelly, Tammy, Ma­son and Macy West­phal, Barry Blood, and Mike Inger­soll kept the out­door ac­tiv­i­ties and wa­ter play go­ing. The day ended with a bar­be­cue by Greg and Deanna Jones with meat pro­vided by J.C. and Donna Beaver. A spe­cial thank you to Ar­vest Bank for the use of their grill.

We of­fer a reg­u­lar Sun­day School Pro­gram ev­ery Sun­day

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