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