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— Lost Bridge Community Church, Whitney Mountain Chapel

There will be a candlelight service at 6 p.m.

Christmas Eve, Thursday, Dec. 24.

First Baptist Church, Pea Ridge

Quilting classes are held at 6 p.m. Monday nights.

For more information, call the church office at 451-8192.

The youth Christmas party will be at 6 p.m.. Saturday, Dec. 12.

The candle light service will be held at 5 p.m.

Christmas Eve, Dec. 24.

First Baptist Church, Garfield

The Christmas program, “God Speaking,” will be at 10:30 a.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.

It is a music and drama presentation.

The Ladies Ministry Christmas party will be held Saturday, Dec. 19.

The dates for this year’s family mission trip to Piedras Negras, Mexico, are Dec. 27-31.

Free Will Baptist Church, Pea Ridge

There will be no Wednesday night service due to pastor Jamey Doyle conducting revival services at Eastgate FWBC in Siloam Springs. Services begin at 7 p.m. nightly.

Eastgate is located at 4950 State Hwy. 412 E in Siloam. Everyone is invited to join.Freedom Free Will Baptist, Garfield

The Freedom Free Will Baptist Church near Garfield will be having a Christmas program starting at 6 p.m. Dec. 13. The program is entitled “An Old Time TV Production.” For more information, call April Grimes at 531-6916.

Messiah Lutheran Church, Pea Ridge

Messiah Lutheran Church Sunday School starts at 9:30 and worship service is at 10:30. Youth fellowship is on Wednesday at 6:30 p.m.

Messiah Lutheran is celebrating the Advent season with service at 7 p.m. each Wednesday. The children’s ministry on Wednesday will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday School is 9:30 and worship service is at 10:30 each Sunday morning. We are currently meeting in AfterSchool Day Care at 813 Slack St.

Village Bible Evangelical Free, Bella Vista

The Oasis Food Pantry will be open from 10 a.m.

to 1 p.m. Wednesday. For information, contact the church office at 876-5764.

Torah Study Group

Sabbath keeping family in Pea Ridge to begin Bible studies of Scripture. We use Holy names Yahweh and Yahshua exclusively. We observe the Holy Feast days, study the prophecy and believe that the Holy Spirit will lead us to even more truth. Call Boyd McNiel at 877-9732 or by e-mail at

Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, Pea Ridge

The Children’s Christmas Program, The Fumbly Bumbly Angels, will begin at 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 13.

Join us at 9 a.m. Friday, Dec. 11, and Saturday, Dec.

12, to sort food boxes and distribute Angel Tree gifts.

Rev. John and Stacey Gibson are holding a “White Elephant” Christmas party for the congregation at 6 p.m. Saturday, Dec. 12, at their home. Beverages are furnished, bring a light snack and a White Elephant gift to exchange.

The Christmas Eve candlelight service will be at 6 p.m. Thursday, Dec. 24 in the sanctuary.

We will once again adorn our sanctuary with Christmas poinsettias. Purchase a plant for $9 and pick it up after Dec. 28.


The first pet to be buried in the Critters’ Cemetery was the beloved old hound dog, Strike, who died at the age of 16. Strike belonged to Enoch Patterson, and was said to have treed many a coon, squirrel and ’possum back in the days when he was a hunting companion.

G.A. Boucher, president of the Beefmaker Cattle Company and the Boucher Land and Livestock Company of Favenna, Neb., purchased the Post Ranch, at 12,000 acre property in Garfield. The property was sold by Carl Post, who resided in Naples, Fla.

In an ad for a Christmas gift subscription of the Pea Ridge Graphic, readers could purchase one year’s worth of delivery as a gift for $3 in Benton and surrounding counties and $4 elsewhere.

30 Years Ago

The Pea Ridge sewer program moved a step nearer to construction when the Arkansas Department of Local Services, Little Rock, advisory council approved a $50,000 loan to the city toward the project.

In the police report, it was noted that many people were being good in anticipation of the arrival of Santa Claus, but still six tickets were issued by Pea Ridge during that week.

Three were citations for speeding, one was driving too fast for conditions, one for drinking in public and one for a driver on a restricted driver’s license without an adult present in the vehicle.

In the editorial section titled Bouquets and Brickbats,readers issued bouquets (approval) to those in Pea Ridge who decorated their homes and the town for Christmas and threw brickbats at the ones who let the appearance of their homes detract from the town of Pea Ridge’s appearance.

20 Years Ago

The Pea Ridge High School Vocational Industrial Club built and presented four sets of bunk beds to Souls Harbor in Rogers.

Avoca Christian Church provided the materials.

A burglary at Pea Ridge Elementary School resulted in recovery by area authorities of thousands of dollars in stolen merchandise.

A minor was arrested on felony burglary charges.

According to Pea RidgeMarshal Sam Holcomb and alderman F. Joe Hart, the speed limits in and around the city of Pea Ridge would soon see a change. Concern over the amount of traffic sparked the request for change. The city made a request to state officials for seven locations to be altered, included moving the 55 mph markers to be moved further outside of city limits. The current speed limit through residential and business areas of 40 and 35 mph did not change.

10 Years Ago

In a move to stop problems before they start, the Pea Ridge School Board voted not to install lockers in the new high school and have students carry clear or mesh book bags.

Garfield City Council approved a 2000 budget of $208,723.35. They also passed an ordinance to appoint a city attorney, not elect one, and then reappointed Howard Slinkard into the position.

A fire at the intersection of Ark. Hwy. 72 and It’ll Do Road caused damage to three buildings, owned by B.J. White. Two buildings were a total loss. Another, which housed a pawn shop and video store, sustained considerable smoke and heat damage.

Members of the Pea Ridge Headstart class and their teachers took first place in the Christmas Parade with their float “Christmas at Granny’s House.”

Church, Pages 2 on 12/09/2009


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