50 Years Ago Pea Ridge Graphic Vol. 2 No. 40 Thursday, Oct. 5, 1967
A beautiful October Sunday afternoon drew approximately 70 visitors to the Pea Ridge Graphic Open House last Sunday. The visitors were greeted by the publishers, Earle and Billie Jines, and were taken on a tour of the newspaper facilities. A number of others who could not attend the open house called earlier in the week, and on Monday, callers included the founder of the Pea Ridge Graphic, James Edgmon, Mrs. Edgmon, and a son, Pat.
Real Estate for Sale — Only two years old. In town and county subdivision in Pea Ridge. Two-bedroom with beautiful oak floors. Carpet in living room, hall and dinette. Built-in range and oven. Large utility room and carport. $500 down, $82.50 monthly, includes taxes and insurance. Art Smith Construction Co.
40 Years Ago Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene Vol. 12 No. 40 Wednesday, Oct. 5, 1977
Little Sugar Creek at the Ark. Hwy. 72 bridge west of Pea Ridge was full Friday with the runoff from torrential rains that fell on the area late Wednesday night and early Thursday morning last week. Several Rogers businesses suffered moderate damage from high water and lightening. Water standing up to five feet deep was reported in some area of Rogers. The Rogers Fire Department reportedly answered at least a dozen calls to buildings struck by lightening. The rainfall was recorded at 3.11 inches in Rogers and 3.60 inches in Bentonville. Frank Price, an amateur weather observer who lives a mile west of Pea Ridge recorded 2.40 inches.
The 1977 Pea Ridge Homecoming Queen, Beverly Ash, was crowned by her escort Coby Pistole with co-escort John Bray standing by her side during the coronation ceremonies Friday night preceding the Blackhawk clash with St. Paul. Miss Ash, a senior, was chosen from a group of eight homecoming maids. The Hawks plastered their opponents in the homecoming tilt 54-0.
30 Years Ago The TIMES of Northeast Benton County Vol. 22 No. 40 Wednesday, Oct. 7, 1987
The City of Pea Ridge’s new employee manual is nearly finished, according to Mayor Mary Rogers, who has worked with the committee and with city council in preparing the revised procedures and employment handbook since early this year. Mayor Rogers says she expects the work will be completed with one more session, and hope for adoption by Jan. 1. Among provisions will probably be a policy of “at will” employment for all new personnel, with present employees remaining on their present status, Rogers says. The move is on the advice of City Attorney Howard Slinkard, and is similar to the policy in other area municipalities.
Fayetteville attorney Charles Trantham, representing former Pea Ridge School Board member Andy Buck in his suit against the school district alleging fiscal mismanagement, has filed a motion on Buck’s behalf urging Judge Oliver Adams to order defendants in the case to submit answers to interrogatories filed several months ago. In a brief supporting the motion, Trantham said that the defendants, who include some present and past school board members and administrators, have not filed answers to the scores of interrogatories filed in the case, and had not shown reason why they need not do so. He asked Adams to order defendants to prepare and file answers to the questions.
20 Years Ago The TIMES of Northeast Benton County Vol. 32 No. 40 Thursday, Oct. 2, 1997
Richard and Pam Davis are spending thousands of dollars to renovate the firedamaged former Hi-D-Ho Drive-in on Leetown Road. No more Hi-D-Ho though. On or about Nov. 1, the restaurant will be known as Bee Bops DriveIn. Davis owns and operates Richard Davis Plumbing.
The Pea Ridge City Council held a special meeting Sept. 25 to decide whether it could send a letter to Benton County Abstract Company declaring that an alley by Easley’s Ace Hardware and Tanfastics is accessible to property southwest of the hardware store property. City employees and approximately 18 area citizens attended the meeting. City Attorney Howard Slinkard told those present that since the issue came up at the council meeting on Sept. 16 he has researched the subject and that his opinion is that the alley is publicly maintained. Slinkard said that there were obviously larger issues at hand.
10 Years Ago The TIMES of Northeast Benton County Vol. 42 No. 40 Wednesday, Oct. 3, 2007
Protecting his country, whether on the streets of Pea Ridge or the streets of Iraq, is what Karl Schmidt loves. “I think there’s a lot of different forms of soldiers who protect our country,” he said recently, as he prepared to depart for military service overseas. “The police officers who protect our country here at home are equally important as the soldiers who serve overseas.” Schmidt, a Pea Ridge police officer, is a sergeant with the Army National Guard. He has been deployed to Iraq for 10 months. “We’re extremely proud of all of our service men’s dedication… we’re proud to be sending one of our own and will definitely miss him in his absence,” said Police Chief Tim Ledbetter of Schmidt, with Pea Ridge since February of 2005. Less than a week after graduating from the University of the Ozarks in Clarksville, Schmidt joined the Guard July 3, 2003.
Pea Ridge High School will be providing a full week of events celebrating this year’s homecoming. Last year’s inaugural tailgating activities started a new tradition at Pea Ridge. Weather permitting, this year’s activities will bigger and better than ever. Over 35 tailgating groups will be competing for prizes. The best tailgating award will be awarded to the group for the most school spirit and creativity. Contest winners will be announced at 3 p.m. Clubs and organizations will be providing several games, contest and activities throughout the day such as; rock wall climbing, washers, and a Texas holdem tournament. Community members and parents are invited. All alumni are encouraged to tour the school, view yearbooks and watch the kids have fun.