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— First Baptist Church, Pea Ridge

The Angel Food Ministries is a program that offers food to anyone. Orders for meals are taken twice per month. The meals can feed a family of four for a week for about $30.

Senior meal plans are also available. This program also accepts food stamps.

For more information, or to place an order, call the church office at 451-8192.

First Baptist Church, Garfield

The Thanksgiving meal will be Wednesday, Nov. 18. New Life Fellowship, Pea Ridge

New Life Fellowship will have a portrait fundraiser to support a land purchase. Portrait packages will be dramatically discounted.

Photos will be taken on Nov. 15 and 22 right after church services. Services begin at 10 a.m. and finish around noon.

Contact Stephanie Harwell at (870)703-4683 for more information. The church is located at 815 Weston St.

Free Will Baptist Church, Pea Ridge

The men’s prayer breakfast group will meet at 8 a.m. Saturday, Nov. 14, with Brian Ennis the guest speaker. At 2 p.m. the women’s Bible study group will meet and continue Lesson 9. After the meeting there will be a sharing of homemade Christmas ideas.

The Sunday evening service will be at 6 p.m. Nov.

22 at Freedom Free WillBaptist Church with pastor Jamey Doyle as the guest speaker.

The Christmas program has been set for 6 p.m.

Sunday, Dec. 6. Everyone is welcome!

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.

New Prospect Baptist Church, Garfield

The church donates to God’s Pantry in our community now at Dennett’s Hardware on U.S. Hwy. 62. For information, call 359-2079.

Pea Ridge United Methodist, Pea Ridge

The Fall Bazaar and Chicken Tetrazzini dinner will be from 11 a.m. to 2 p.m. Wednesday, Nov. 11. Doors for the bazaar open at 9 a.m. A $7 admission includes homemade pie.

Carryout is available and delivery will be available to groups when orders are called in from 8 a.m. to 1 p.m. Tuesday, Nov. 10. For orders or more information, call 451-1616.


40 Years Ago

A near capacity attendance, an enthusiastic set of officers and board members, good entertainment and an excellent dinner were all features of the Pea Ridge Chamber of Commerce annual dinner meeting held in the Pea Ridge High School cafeteria.

Pea Ridge high schooler David Musteen was dubbed “lucky” when he won the football signed by all the Razorback football players during coach Frank Broyles’ visit. The winner was the student with a birthday closest to Broyles’, Dec. 26.

The Beta Alpha chapter of the ESA sorority completed its fall rush season.

They held the first party at the home of Kathy Knox, and the theme of the year was “full steam ahead.” 30 Years Ago

Pea Ridge patrolman Bill Peters stopped an Oklahoma car on a routine traffic violation. In it were three runaway teenagers, a 17-year-old boy and girl and a 15-year-old girl. The juveniles were turned over to the Benton County Sheriff’s office for safekeeping. The teens admitted they had no intentions for the stolen car, other than to joy ride.

National Rural Electric Co-op general manager emeritus Clyde Ellis, of Garfield, was honored by being elected to the National Rural Electric Co-op Hall of Fame. Ellis was a graduate of the University of Arkansas law school and was the first manager of the office.

Prior to his association with the Co-op, he was superintendent of Garfield schoolsfor several years and served in both houses of the Arkansas Legislature.

Donna Cooper, of the north Arkansas Community College office in Rogers, said all three classes offered in Pea Ridge - Introduction to Art, English 101 and Introduction to Business -appeared to have enough enrollment to ensure that they would be held as scheduled at Pea Ridge High School.

20 Years Ago

Pea Ridge High School principal Tom Chew said that parents seemed to favor the idea of lowering the grading scale. The new scale would permit a student to pass with a grade score of 64, as opposed to the 69 or lower that currently got the child an F.

Chew said most districts in the area had a lower scale than Pea Ridge. He said if Pea Ridge wanted to be known as where excellence is demanded, they would need to keep the grade scale where it was.

The $1 million, one-year Arkansas Highway 265 project was successfully completed and officially opened with a dedication ceremony.

The Pea Ridge School Board and superintendent Marvin Higginbottom firmly supported High School principal Tom Chew and the district’s assertive discipline program when the concern of three parents arose over the spanking of their children received in October.

10 Years Ago

Formal charges of capital murder were filed against two South Carolina residents in connection with a “murder-for-hire” scheme prosecutors say led to the deaths of two Pea Ridge residents.

Veteran’s Day 1999 at Pea Ridge High School brought young and old to their feet several times during a stirring ceremony honoring the sacrifice the members of our nation’s Armed Forces made to preserve our freedom. Leadership 2000 class and the Pea Ridge Student Council enlisted the help of Billie Jines to track down as many veterans in the area as possible. They then sent personal invitations to each one they located.

Church, Pages 2 on 11/11/2009


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