PEA RIDGE 40 Years Ago Pea Ridge Graphic Thursday, Oct. 2, 1969
A truck that arrived at the Pea Ridge Canning Co. with a load of tomatoes collided with a chicken house after it began rolling and gaining momentum after being unloaded. The driver suspected someone had been inside the truck and released the gears.
Pea Ridge Postmaster Stanley Buttry was reelected president of the Pea Ridge Booster Club.
Pea Ridge High School Blackhawks suffered their first football defeat to Gravette after winning the first three games of the season.
30 Years Ago
Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene
Wednesday, Oct. 3, 1979
The congregation of the Weston Street Chapel celebrated its third anniversary Sunday. In recognition of the event, they set a goal of 100 for the Sunday school attendance that day.
Pea Ridge Junior High cheerleaders demonstrated their spirit at the Homecoming pep rally. Pictured were Tracy Buck starting at the top, Shelly Wilkerson and Terri Davis and their strong shoulders and Maria Gastineau and Michelle Davis Frame with outstretched limbs. Christie Bloxham was occupied as a Homecoming maid at the time and not pictured.
Pizza Hut of Pea Ridge, located in the Battlefield Mall, advertised their family buffet every Thursday night from 5-9 p.m.. All the pizza, pasta and salad you can eat was only $2.79.
20 Years Ago
The Times of Northeast Benton County
Thursday, Oct. 5, 1989
Members of the Pea Ridge High School Band were pictured as they surprised management at the Oak Ridge Retirement Lodge by showing up and playing a few tunes at the facility's open house.
The chairman of the Pea Ridge Mule Jump, president of the Lions Club Greg Reed, said: "Even though this event is relatively new to some of us, spectators and participant owners and trainers will be impressed with the professionalism of the events, because of the experience and knowledge provided by Negel Hall, who has been involved in mule jumps for many years."
Lonnie "Lucy" Barnett of Gateway was crowned Miss VAS at the fifth annual Fall Festival, sponsored by Volunteer Ambulance Service of Northeast Benton County. First runner-up went to Tom "Phearless Phyllis Phang" Hewett of Garfield, with third runner-up Brad "Susie" Short of Garfield in close pursuit. These "lovely ladies" were awarded dinner and theater tickets for two.
10 Years Ago
The Times of Northeast
Wednesday, Oct. 6, 1999
The Pea Ridge Ambulance Service received certification to use a glucometer to check blood sugar level tests of patients. Shirley Harris, emergency medical technician, said that since the glucose level test requires using a needle and handling of blood, the volunteer EMTs needed a special waiver from the federal government to be certified for the procedure.
The Pea Ridge National Military Park Foundation sponsored the first annual Run for History, held at the Park. The 12K run/walk was said to be a "great challenge" for long-distance runners.
The Times began profiling the Class of 2000, the last class of the century. This edition spotlighted seniors Anthony Mader, Meranda Marlow and Dustin Gillmore. CHURCH NEWS
First Baptist Church Pea Ridge
An illusionist, Randall Eller, with an evangelical message will be at church from 6 p.m. to 7 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 31. Children are encouraged to come early to have their photograph taken in their costumes.
Bible drills for grades 3-6 will meet from 4:30 p.m. to 6 p.m. Wednesdays.
Angel Food Ministries is a program that offers food to anyone in need. 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 available. This program also accepts food stamps. To place an order, call the church office at 451-8192.
First Baptist Church, Garfield
Our praise band "Southern Cross" will play at the 5th Quarter fellowship following the Pea Ridge varsity football game Friday, Oct. 2, at First Baptist Pea Ridge.
October is "Fantastic Fall Evangelism Extravaganza:" Sunday, Oct. 4 Fall Roundup and annual church picnic following the morning service, Sunday, Oct. 11 Fall Revival with Sam Moore through Wednesday evening, Sunday, Oct. 18 Extravaganza of Music in the morning and evening services, Sunday, Oct. 25 Mini-Missions Conference and Saturday, Oct. 31 Hallelujah Happening and Trunk or Treat Carnival.
For more information call the church at 359-3496.
Free Will Baptist Church, Pea Ridge
The women's Titus II meeting will have a Bible study at 2 p.m. Saturday, Oct. 3. The ladies are encouraged to bring their favorite cookie recipe for the church cookbook and join the next "country living" demonstration.
The Harvest Free Will Baptist Childcare Ministry will be in the evening service beginning at 6 p.m. Sunday, Oct. 4 .
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