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— 40 Years Ago

Benton County’s 300 vote rejection of the matter of helping to finance the proposed northwest Arkansas Regional Airport Sept.

23 yelled “Absolutely not!”

The Pea Ridge Youth Center sponsored a dance at the youth center with music provided by Pea Ridge’s own Social Security Trio. Admission was $1 per person.

Lionel Joseph Bienvenu, superintendent of the Pea Ridge National Military Park, was selected for inclusion in Volume III of Who is Who in Arkansas scheduled for publication in early 1970.

30 Years Ago

It was announced in that week’s edition that Thanksgiving - Thursday, Nov. 22 - would be set aside for giving thanks. Everyone was invited and welcomed to participate.

Led by the clutch shooting and sharp rebounding of Natalie Hardin, with joint production from Jan Lookadoo and rebounding support from Kori Paulsen and Andrea McKinney, the senior high Blackhawk girls edged by Bentonville 40-38 in a hard-fought basketball game.

Gordon Bradshaw served the pulpit that Sunday asinterim pastor at Freewill Baptist Church in Pea Ridge, succeeding Jack Wilcox, pastor for the previous seven years.

20 Years Ago

Melinda Reynolds, 16, posed with a registered black Angus steer, telling the paper that in five years she hoped to have a grand champion heifer. She said her dream was to go to Oklahoma State University and major in Agriculture Business and Animal Science. She was 10 when she got her first registered animal, and at 16, she had 13.

The Pea Ridge School Board accepted a bid on the sale of $350,000 in bonds.

Superintendent Marvin Higginbottom was pleased with the rates the schoolgot. In the previous election the year before, the school district asked for 9.7 mills. The increase brought the tax to 37 mills, the highest in the county. Higginbottom said that showed the parents are willing to pay for education.

The Pea Ridge City Council approved a $719,099 budget for the fiscal year 1990. In 1989, the budget was $640, 270.

Increase in the budget was due primarily to as increase in the Water Department’s expenditures.

10 Years Ago

Pea Ridge City Council approved the $1,981,660 proposed budget for the coming year, Y2K. This was an almost $300,000 increase over the budgetfor 1999. The Water Department was looking to repair the water tower, the Fire Department needed to equip a new pumper, the Street Department planned to resurface several streets and the Police Department needed a new car.

Pea Ridge Sesquicentennial T-shirts were on sale at the Bank of Pea Ridge and at some of the home basketball games. Middle School art teacher John McGee drew the winning design on the front.

The ninth annual Angel Tree, sponsored by the Pea Ridge Ministerial Alliance, was on display at Pea Ridge City Hall. Residents were asked to help children who needed gifts during the holidays.

CHURCH NEWS

First Baptist Church, Pea Ridge

There will be no evening worship service Sunday, Nov. 22.

Quilting classes are held at 6 p.m. Monday nights. For more information, call the church office at 451-8192.

There will be no Wednesday activities Nov. 25, and the church office will be closed Thursday and Friday, Nov. 26 - 27, in observance of Thanksgiving.

The Angel Food Ministries is a program that offers food to anyone. The meals can feed a family of four for a week for about $30. Senior meal plans are available.

This program 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.

Free Will Baptist Church, Pea Ridge

The Sunday evening service will be at 6 p.m. Nov. 22 at Freedom Free Will Baptist Church with pastor Jamey Doyle as the guest speaker.

The Christmas program has been set for 6 p.m. Sunday, Dec. 6.

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.

Mt. Vernon Presbyterian Church, Pea Ridge

Hanging of the Greens will be held at 4 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 28. We will be decorating the sanctuary and the outside of the church.

Dawn Scarborough, director of Church Relations at the University of the Ozarks of Clarksville, will attend the service Nov. 29 and provide informationabout the school at the Fifth Sunday lunch after church.

The Fifth Sunday lunch will be hosted by the Presbyterian Women. Rather than the typical November meal, the menu will be spaghetti, salad and garlic bread. Desserts and a variety of salads and other dishes that will compliment the spaghetti will be needed.

New Prospect Baptist Church, Garfield

The church donates to God’s Pantry in the community now at Dennett’s Hardware on U.S. Hwy. 62.

Church, Pages 2 on 11/18/2009

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