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50 Years Ago Pea Ridge Graphic Vol. 3 No. 45 Thurs­day, Nov. 7, 1968

The Pea Ridge Tele­phone Co. an­nounced to­day that the lo­cal busi­ness of­fice will be closed be­gin­ning Nov. 24. A spokesman for the tele­phone com­pany said that lo­cal of­fi­cials had been con­tacted and ar­range­ments have been made with the city sec­re­tary to col­lect the phone bills. The com­pany spokesman pointed out that lo­cal res­i­dents will be able to pay four util­i­ties at the same place.

Thomas Hales, 20, Pow­ell, Mo. was in­jured in a one-car ac­ci­dent on Ark. Hwy. 94, west, in Pea Ridge about 6 p.m. Mon­day. The vic­tim was taken by Sisco am­bu­lance to Rogers Me­mo­rial Hospi­tal. The hospi­tal re­ported Tues­day that he had been dis­missed ear­lier in the day. It was re­ported that young Hales was en-route to Ok­la­homa to be mar­ried. His car was de­mol­ished in the ac­ci­dent, which oc­curred on a curve just west of the down­town busi­ness sec­tion. Con­sta­ble Al Koenke in­ves­ti­gated.

40 Years Ago Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene Vol. 13 No. 45 Wed­nes­day, Nov. 8, 1978

Bob Harp was elected chair­man of the Pea Ridge Park Com­mis­sion at the monthly meet­ing Thurs­day night at Harp’s Phar­macy. Un­der the lead­er­ship of the out­go­ing chair­man, Kathy Knox, the com­mis­sion­ers dis­cussed and made plans for erect­ing a back­stop for the prac­tice field on the south por­tion of City Park with the $450 from the Lit­tle League spon­sored trac­tor and four-wheel pull held re­cently. Harp is to pro­ceed with ar­rang­ing the con­struc­tion. Plans also were dis­cussed and worked out for mov­ing top soil al­ready stock­piled at the park to the area around re­cent con­struc­tion of the re­strooms for see­ing to im­prove the area.

The Bank of Pea Ridge salutes churches of Pea Ridge Coun­try. With a mem­ber­ship of 50 fam­i­lies, the Pea Ridge Church of Christ came into ex­is­tence some­time in the early 1900s at a lo­ca­tion north of school cam­pus. The present build­ing at 908 N. Cur­tis Ave. was con­structed in 1947, when Joe P. Rhoulac was the main leader, teacher and preacher.

30 Years Ago The TIMES of North­east Ben­ton County Vol. 23 No. 45 Thurs­day, Nov. 10, 1988

Nearly $20,000 was in the Pea Ridge Ele­men­tary School Roof Fund as of Tues­day, far ex­ceed­ing the $18,400 goal es­tab­lished by the Roof Fund Steer­ing Com­mit­tee two months ago. The cam­paign to pay for the re­place­ment of roofs on two ele­men­tary school build­ings was launched be­cause the Pea Ridge School District did not have the funds to make the re­pairs. Sev­eral hun­dred more dol­lars ex­pected as a re­sult of this Satur­day night’s Pan­cake Sup­per spon­sored by the Pea Ridge Fire De­part­ment. Pea Ridge School District su­per­in­ten­dent Marvin Hig­gin­bot­tom said, “I can’t say enough for the peo­ple of Pea Ridge the way they raised money for the roofs. It makes me proud to be as­so­ci­ated with them.”

The Pea Ridge Black­hawks brought home their sec­ond con­sec­u­tive out­right con­fer­ence crown Fri­day night. The Black­hawks, who were al­ready guar­an­teed a share in the con­fer­ence ti­tle and a first round by in the play­offs, did not let up when they took on the Elkin Elks. In fact, they ham­mered out an over­whelm­ing vic­tory, 42-0. In con­fer­ence play Pea Ridge has racked up 136 points and not al­lowed any of their op­po­nents to score. The de­fense handed out its third straight shut-out.

Christina McCool, 8, daugh­ter of Mr. and Mrs. Ken­neth McCool, Pea Ridge, found a burst bal­loon with an in­for­ma­tion tag on the ground near her home. The tag read: “The Choice for me, Drug Free, Red Rib­bon Week. Please let me know if you find my bal­loon. El­iz­a­beth Kirkeby, An­der­son Ele­men­tary School, Bro­ken Ar­row, Okla.”

20 Years Ago The TIMES of North­east Ben­ton County Vol. 33 No. 45 Thurs­day, Nov. 12, 1998

The Pea Ridge School Board has made it a lit­tle more dif­fi­cult for home schooled stu­dents to re­turn to pub­lic school. On the rec­om­men­da­tion of prin­ci­pal Gary Way­man, the board agreed on a pol­icy that would call for stan­dard achieve­ment tests to be con­ducted upon re-en­try, as well as a list of text­books used at home by home schooled stu­dents. If a stu­dent is re­quired by state law to take the Min­i­mum Per­for­mance Test, a copy of the re­sults must be made avail­able to the school. Way­man said that this will cut down on the number of stu­dents drop­ping out and re-en­ter­ing at will, some­times sev­eral times dur­ing a school year.

The Moun­tain­burg Dragons came from be­hind Fri­day night to end the sea­son for the Pea Ridge Black­hawks. The fi­nal score was 40-29. Head coach Rob Bray said, “We just made some mis­takes late in the game that re­ally hurt us.”

10 Years Ago The TIMES of North­east Ben­ton County Vol. 43 No. 45 Wed­nes­day, Nov. 12, 2008

Pea Ridge Plan­ning Com­mis­sion Tues­day ap­proved a re­quest from Kevin Fel­gen­hauer to re­zone for a new sub­di­vi­sion south of Maple Glen sub­di­vi­sion. He told plan­ners he was seek­ing to re­zone 20.14 acres on Ross Sal­vage Road from agri­cul­tural to R1 sin­gle fam­ily and planned, 8,000-square-foot lots through­out most of the sub­di­vi­sion.

Five high school stu­dents stood in­di­vid­u­ally be­fore

the Pea Ridge School Board Mon­day night. Each pre­sented their suc­cess at the Ben­ton County Fair as mem­bers of the Pea Ridge chap­ter of the Fu­ture Farm­ers of Amer­ica. The stu­dents said the Pea Ridge chap­ter was the third largest in the county, rank­ing be­hind Rogers and Siloam Springs. Board mem­bers ap­plauded the stu­dents’ achieve­ments and praised Perry Ma­son, agri­cul­tural teacher, for his in­volve­ment with the stu­dents.

Walk­ing into the log farm house of Robert and Jenny Wood, one walks lit­er­ally walks on his­tory. The twoinch tongue and groove oak floors are con­structed of the boards which orig­i­nally graced two class­rooms in the old Pea Ridge School down­town. Buy­ing the school floors was an ex­pe­ri­ence. Jenny said they bid on the floors and won the bid for $50. They had two days to pull up the boards and re­move them from the build­ing be­fore it was razed in 2005. Through­out their house are an­tiques painstak­ingly re­stored by Jenny. The desk in Jenny’s of­fice was for­merly in the Bank of Pea Ridge. She bought it from a sale spon­sored by the Pea Ridge Band.

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