The Times (Northeast Benton County) - - CHURCH -

50 Years Ago Pea Ridge Graphic Vol. 3 No. 5 Thurs­day, Feb. 1, 1968

No­tices were be­ing mailed out this week from Pea Ridge City Hall re­gard­ing the an­nual fire as­sess­ment dues. The Pea Ridge Vol­un­teer Fire Depart­ment is sup­ported en­tirely with the $6 an­nual dues com­ing in both from res­i­dents within the city and those liv­ing in the sur­round­ing ru­ral ar­eas.

One of sev­eral res­i­dences de­stroyed by fire in the Pea Ridge vicin­ity dur­ing the past year was a house lo­cated on Rain­bow Ranch and is thought to have burned through the care­less­ness of prowlers that may have slept in it. The owner said his dogs had been bark­ing at at the house for three or four nights prior to the fire last month, but he had thought the dogs were ex­cited by the re­mod­el­ing work that was be­ing done on the struc­ture.

40 Years Ago Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene Vol. 13 No. 5 Wed­nes­day, Feb. 1, 1978

The Black­hawk senior boys dis­posed of three con­fer­ence op­po­nents last week and early this week but the senior girls, ju­nior girls and ju­nior boys all took losses in their con­tests. At GRAPHICSCENE press time Tues­day, the senior boys were in a tie with St. Paul for sec­ond place in the con­fer­ence with three losses each. De­catur main­tained the lead with only two losses while Gen­try slipped to fourth place with four de­feats. Due to sched­ul­ing prob­lems caused by sev­eral re­cent snow can­cel­la­tions, a tour­na­ment sched­ule was un­avail­able at press time.

A state-wide emer­gency pre­pared­ness test will be con­ducted Wed­nes­day, Feb. 8, ac­cord­ing to Har­ley True, Ben­ton County emer­gency ser­vices co­or­di­na­tor. When the sim­u­lated emer­gency is is­sued, the mes­sage will come to the sheriff’s depart­ment first. “When they get the word,” True said, “they press a red but­ton and the mes­sage goes out di­rectly to all po­lice, ra­dio sta­tions, hos­pi­tals, schools, some fac­to­ries and lo­cal emer­gency ser­vice co­or­di­na­tors.” In Pea Ridge, the lo­cal warn­ing sys­tem is a siren mounted on the wa­ter tower. The emer­gency sig­nals from the site are for nu­clear at­tack, storm warn­ing (take cover), and all clear. Emer­gency shel­ters avail­able to Pea Ridge in­clude the city storm cel­lar which is the old un­der­ground wa­ter tank on Davis Street, and the base­ments of the First Bap­tist and Pres­by­te­rian churches.

30 Years Ago The TIMES of North­east Ben­ton County Vol. 23 No. 5 Thurs­day, Feb. 3, 1988

The sec­re­tary-trea­surer of the Pea Ridge Lions Club said last week that the club will in­stall, at no charge, smoke alarms in the homes of at least 24 res­i­dents of the Pea Ridge area.

The pres­i­dent of the Pea Ridge High School Band Boost­ers Club said that a draw­ing for a new quilt will be held Feb. 12 as part of the cam­paign to re­place 10-year-old uni­forms. Pres­i­dent Jackie Blevins said that the draw­ing is part of the ef­fort to raise be­tween $8,000 and $10,000 for the uni­forms. The quilt was made by Char­lotte Foster. Mrs. Blevins said that stu­dents in grades seven through 12 par­tic­i­pate in the band. “These uni­forms are at least 10 years old,” she said, adding that they are worn badly and in some cases in­com­plete.

The su­per­in­ten­dent of the Pea Ridge School District said Tues­day that the sus­pen­sion of school this week be­cause of icy road con­di­tions will sim­ply mean that the ad­di­tional time will have to be made up by stu­dents and teach­ers.

20 Years Ago The TIMES of North­east Ben­ton County Vol. 33 No. 5 Thurs­day, Feb. 5, 1998

Sub­com­mit­tee re­ports Mon­day night dom­i­nated the meet­ing of the com­mit­tee to build a new Pea Ridge High School build­ing. Henry Du­rand, chair­man of the build­ing fa­cil­ity sub­com­mit­tee, told the group of the com­mit­tee’s re­search find­ings. He said that the size of the fa­cil­ity the school board is ask­ing for is based on the size re­quire­ments of state stan­dards and the state’s stu­dent pop­u­la­tion pro­jec­tions for the district. Su­per­in­ten­dent Roy Norvell said that he be­lieves the pro­jec­tions are very con­ser­va­tive.

Jim Brown, of Rogers, bought the Bat­tle­field Shop­ping Cen­ter and plans to open a new video store in the cen­ter by the end of this month. Brown bought the cen­ter from Bill Ather­ton of Tulsa, who built the cen­ter nearly two decades ago. Brown said that he hope to open Video World by the third week of Fe­bru­ary. Ren­o­va­tion of the build­ing will cost $58,000.

10 Years Ago The TIMES of North­east Ben­ton County Vol. 43 No. 5 Wed­nes­day, Feb. 6, 2008

The “High School Sports: The Mag­a­zine” has re­leased its foot­ball team of the year and a pair of Black­hawks made the honor roll. To no one’s sur­prise, the ’Hawks Josh Sim­mons was named to the small school all re­gion (4A, 3A, and 2A school) team as a de­fen­sive back. A lit­tle bit sur­pris­ing was the nam­ing of sopho­more Kip Kelly to the quar­ter­back po­si­tion, along with Blake Roberts of Shiloh. The sur­pris­ing thing was not that Kelly hadn’t dis­played all­star tal­ent in the time that he played, but that he played only half a sea­son. Af­ter a stel­lar game against Shiloh, Kelly broke his arm in the fifth game and was lost for the year.While Kelly will be a ju­nior next year at PRHS, Sim­mons will prob­a­bly be pur­su­ing foot­ball on the col­le­giate level.

The Pea Ridge Var­sity Cheer­lead­ers were first run­ners up in the 1A-3A Coed Di­vi­sion at the ACCA State Grand Cham­pi­onship Feb. 2 and placed sec­ond at the Re­gional Com­pe­ti­tion Jan. 26. Ni­cole Brown was a re­cip­i­ent of the ACCA Senior Schol­ar­ship, ac­cord­ing to coach Court­ney Hurst. The Pea Ridge High School cheer­lead­ers thank the many busi­nesses for their do­na­tions to the squad this year. Without their do­na­tions and sup­port, com­pe­ti­tion would not have been pos­si­ble.

Rental fees for out­side or­ga­ni­za­tions to use school fa­cil­i­ties will be con­sid­ered by the Pea Ridge School Board at the next reg­u­lar meet­ing sched­uled for Mon­day, Feb. 11. Sev­eral per­son­nel is­sues are on the agenda, in­clud­ing the Board’s con­sid­er­a­tion of the Prin­ci­pal’ and cur­ricu­lum director’s con­tracts. Up­dates are on the agenda con­cern­ing the Ath­letic Strate­gic Plan­ning Com­mit­tee, cur­ricu­lum and in­struc­tion and on the kinder­garten through sec­ond­grade school build­ing.

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.

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.

Pea Ridge Free Will Bap­tist Church

All Ti­tus II meet­ing are on the sec­ond Satur­day of the month be­gin­ning at 10 a.m. We wel­come any­one in­ter­ested to join us.

Mes­siah Lutheran Church Pea Ridge

A reg­u­lar Sun­day School pro­gram is of­fered ev­ery Sun­day at 9:30 a.m. for all ages.

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