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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.

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