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— 40 Years Ago Pea Ridge Graphic Thursday, Aug. 21, 1969

An irate Pea Ridge City Council, meeting in regular session Thursday night, took a long hard look at the situation in which it says that its decisions are being overridden and ignored. The concern was regarding city water extended to an out-of-city address when Council recommended waiting to extend the line when the were available.

Lee R. Owen, sheriff of Benton County, was elected chairman of the Law Enforcement Training Academy Commission, which oversees the academy in Camden.

It was said that Ozarka Water Co. of Eureka Springs, shipped the greatest volume of water by rail from Garfield last month that it has ever shipped in a single month - a total of 20 carloads, or about 200,000 gallons.

30 Years Ago

Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene

Wednesday, Aug. 22, 1979

Pea Ridge schools opened for the new year Monday with a tentative total enrollment of 664, according to high school principal Jerry Marple and elementary principal Doug Albertson. Enrollment was as follows: 35, kindergarten; 57, first grade;

55, second grade; 64, third grade; 53, fourth grade; 41, fifth grade; 47, sixth grade; 44, seventh grade; 61, eighth grade; 47, ninth grade; 64, 10th grade; 45, 11th grade; and 51, 12th grade.

Blackhawk Boosters of Pea Ridge held their first meeting of the new school year and elected officers. They are Rick Webb, president, Randy Easterling, vice-president and Patsy Dye secretary/treasurer.

Library Notes, a column by city librarian Pauline Boepple, announced the sale of an antique Singer sewing machine and an electric lawn mower, both of which were donated to the library. Library hours were 6-8 p.m. Monday and 10 a.m. to noon and 1-5 p.m. Friday.

Wayne and Sandy Weatherford opened a hair salon Aug.

28 in the Battlefield Center.

A cheeseburger basket cost $1.59 at the Hi-D-Ho.

At a special meeting Saturday morning, the Pea Ridge City Council interviewed applicants for employment with the city'sstreet and water departments and approved the hiring of one, Bob Guyll.

A post convention visit to Pea Ridge National Military Park was made by a number of delegates to the 89th annual convention of the Daughters of Union Veterans of the Civil War which was held in Tulsa.

20 Years Ago The Times of Northeast Benton County Thursday, Aug. 24, 1989

Passage of a bond issue in a Sept. 19 referendum permitted the Pea Ridge School District to construct a library/media center to serve all 12 grades, said superintendent Marvin Higginbottom.

Pea Ridge High School quarterback Joel Easterling gave instructions tot he offense during the first workout in pads this week. Their first game was against Gravette Sept. 1.

Mr. and Mrs. Jim Cheek of Pea Ridge announced the engagement and approaching marriage of their daughter, LoriMichele, to Shannon Dale Littrell, son of Mr. and Mrs. Marvin Littrell of Garfield.

The Volunteer Ambulance Service of Northeast Benton County planned to hold its fifth annual Fall Festival Saturday, Sept. 9, at VAS headquarters.

Jackie Blevins was featured as the good cook of the week.

A bean supper was held by the Pea Ridge Police Department as a fundraiser to purchase equipment for the department, according to city marshal Sam Holcomb.

Holcomb asked that city residents remove the keys from their cars after two cars were stolen in two months.

In a special session, Pea Ridge City Council opened sealed bids it received for the 1978 Malibu and 1979 Chevrolet police cars. The cars were retired from the police department when it purchased two 1989 police units two weeks before.

Owner Larry Goins stood before the new sign installed at Oak Ridge Retirement Lodge.

Concrete for the parking lot was also poured the week before and cabinets inside the facility would be installed that week.

The facility was expected to open later that Sept.

10 Years Ago The Times of Northeast Benton County

Wednesday, Aug. 25, 1999

At its meeting Aug. 17, the Pea Ridge City Council passed a rezoning ordinance and authorized preparing an ordinance to raise water and sewer rates. The rezoning ordinance, which changes two lots on Smith Street from residential to commercial, clears the way for the construction of a larger IGA store.

A welding shop was a total loss after a Friday afternoon fire on Gann Ridge Road in Garfield.

Numbers are up, said school superintendent Roy Norvell, after the first day of school. The largest gains were in the middle school, with 43 more students the first day of classes than at its largest point last year.

Church, Pages 2 on 08/19/2009

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