Wednesday, September 9, 2009

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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.

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