50 Years Ago Pea Ridge Graphic Vol. 3 No. 44 Thursday, Oct. 31, 1968
The Pea Ridge School board hired two employees and entered into agreement with an architect on a building program. Superintendent Andrew Widener announced that Allen Kennison was hired as a bus driver to replace C.L. Morgan, who resigned. Floyd McGinnis was hired as assistant custodian in charge of the elementary school to replace Mrs. W.H. Thomas, who passed away earlier this month. With all members of the board in attendance, the official school body approved agreement with the architect on plans for an addition to be built onto the elementary school.
The Pea Ridge High School gym was a scene of frenzied excitement Saturday night. It is reported that the PTA did exceptionally well on the carnival. The highlight of the evening was announcement of the Halloween King and Queen and Prince and Princess.
40 Years Ago Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene Vol. 13 No. 44 Wednesday, Nov. 1, 1978
Another successful Halloween Carnival was staged at the Pea Ridge Elementary school last Saturday evening when the PTA took in an estimated $1,600 with the sale of over 6,000 tickets, according to the preliminary report from Mrs. J.C. Beaver, treasurer. At the same time, the Junior class, which put on the chili dinner, reported having served about 250 dinners and clearing approximately $300 to be used for financing the annual prom.
City of Pea Ridge police reported 15 arrests in the past week: 11 tickets were issued to speeders, two for driving while intoxicated, one driving with an expired tag, one driving too fast for conditions, one failure to appear on a traffic summons and one violation of the Arkansas implied consent law.
The Bank of Pea Ridge salutes the Pea Ridge School District 109 support personnel. The Bank of Pea Ridge is proud to salute the cafeteria staff and the elementary school’s administrative staff personnel today.
30 Years Ago The TIMES of Northeast Benton County Vol. 23 No. 44 Thursday, Nov. 3, 1988
The final figures from the Pea Ridge PTA Carnival were still being tabulated early this week to determine how close the Elementary School Roof Fund is to its goal. The Roof Fund goal is $18,400. The money will be used to pay for replacement of the roofs on two elementary buildings. Roof Fund Steering Committee Chairman Mike Freeman said that the fund total had reached $16,493.99 as of Monday, but he said that figure did not include proceeds from the carnival. Elementary School Principal Ozy Murphey said Tuesday that the carnival took in $2,354, but “$300 of that was change” and will have to be returned.
The Pea Ridge Blackhawk Marching Band attended their third and final marching contest of the season Saturday, Oct. 22, in Seneca, Mo. They competed with schools from Arkansas and Missouri and walked away with three awards.
Friday night the Blackhawks put on a football clinic when they traveled to Greenland, winning 600. This improved their records to 7-2-0 in conference play. The Hawks, with their punishing defense and powerful offense, pounded the Pirates into submission.
20 Years Ago The TIMES of Northeast Benton County Vol. 33 No. 44 Thursday, Nov. 5, 1998
A science teacher — David Wentz — was named teacher of the month at Pea