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— 40 Years Ago

Pea Ridge Graphic

Thursday, Sept. 11, 1969

A group of 54 partiers from Carthage, Mo., assumed they had squatter's rights during a two-week fishing and camping excursion in the Lost Bridge area. They planned an annexation program to make their favorite retreat a part of the city of Carthage.

If the local school board could not secure a successor to the member who resigned within 30 days, it would go out of their hands and into the hands of the county judge.

The night finally arrived that Friday that most of the citizens of Pea Ridge had been anxiously awaiting! Coaches Bill Lookadoo and Fred Austin, with the assistance of Allen Kennison, had long been prepared, as they had been coaching the team since mid August. The determination and training led the Blackhawks to a 22-14 victory over Gentry. 30 Years Ago

Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene

Wednesday, Sept. 12, 1979

An announcement was made that Mr. and Mrs. Al McCarty and Jerry Eddingfield, A and M Properties, signed a lease for the opening of a gift and jewelry store in the Battlefield Center. The new business was scheduled to open Nov. 1.

Delinquent personal taxes for the past 10 years in Benton County reached a total of $784,659.68. Included in the figure is the total of $18,144.89, which represented personal taxes assessed but not paid in School District 109, Pea Ridge.

The Blackhawk band made its first public appearance at the football game Friday night. The new band director, James Smith, was pictured in the bleachers with his band. Also pictured was a banner with the words "Blackhawk Stomping Ground" held on the field for the football players to come crashing through as they entered the field.

20 Years Ago

The Times of Northeast

Benton County

Thursday, Sept. 9, 1989

Bus maintenance, overcrowded buses, the bond issue and increased enrollment were the main topics of conversation at the Pea Ridge School Board meeting Monday night.

Ada Marie Putman of Pea Ridge was in Washington, D.C., receiving World of Poetry's Golden Poet Award. Her prize, she said, was "a stainless steel sauce pan."

Those who did not attend the bean supper at the Friday night football game missed out on some fine cookin'. Approximately $350 was made from the Police Department's bean supper. The funds were to go to some much needed equipment, but it wasn't enough to purchase the items on City Marshal Sam Holcomb's list.

10 Years Ago

The Times of Northeast

Benton County

Wednesday, Sept. 15, 1999

Easily the biggest business in town, the Pea Ridge School District would operate the 1999-2000 year with a $5.7 million budget. That was a $240,000 increase from the year before.

The athlete of the week was Mike Easterling, junior quarterback. He had 8/14 passing for 139 years, including a 51 yard touchdown, and 13 carries for 42 yards and two touchdowns.

Weekend bargain hunters would have to remove the Garfield Public School's parking lot from their list of preferred shopping locations. The Town Council members unanimously passed a citywide resolution, Ordinance No. 59, that required all vendors selling goods within town limits to possess a license issued by the town.

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