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50 Years Ago

Pea Ridge Graphic

Vol. 2 No. 5

Thursday, Feb. 2, 1967

Approximately 100 persons called at the new Pea Ridge City Hall and Graphic offices Friday afternoon during the formal opening. Guest were greeted by Mayor Jack Musteen and other city officials and by Earl Jines, publisher of the Graphic.

President Linda McElmurry opened the Jan. 23 meeting of the Pea Ridge 4-H Club held at the Community Building. Group singing was led by Billye McElmurry, Jordan Miser led the pledge to the flag, and Billye McElmurry, the 4-H pledge. Linda McElmurry presented a talk on the 10 ships of 4-H, which are workmanship, fellowship, acquaintanceship, friendship, sportsmanship, partnership, salesmanship, leadership, stewardship and citizenship.

Mrs. Stanley Buttry was hostess Thursday night for the January social of the Beta Alpha Chapter of ESA Sorority. Mrs. Carolyn Smith, president, conducted a short business session, during which the club members voted to pay the February milk bill for the Vaughn Retarded Children's School. The bill will be approximately $30.

On Sunday, Jan. 29, the Mount Vernon Presbyterian Church had the ordination and installation of elders as part of the morning worship. Clarence Hunter was ordained and installed. The following were also installed: Don Jordan, Dow McDaniel and Ralph Miller.

40 Years Ago

Pea Ridge Graphic-Scene

Vol. 12 No. 5

Wednesday, Feb. 2, 1977

The Pea Ridge Canning Company was left a charred ruin by fire which struck late Wednesday afternoon. The cause of the blaze was still under investigation early this week. Unofficial speculation centered on that children playing the vacant wood frame warehouse type structure were responsible.

Pea Ridge Junior High cagers brought home a carload of trophies from the Gravette Junior Tournament last week. The undefeated Blackhawk boys took top honors in the finals Saturday night, the girls took second place, and six Hawks were named to the All-Tournament squads: Kendra Ingram, Jan Lookadoo, Cheryl Clark, Rusty Webb, Robbie Smith and Brently Wilkerson.

The Pea Ridge Park fund drive is almost half way to its goal with a total of $217.08 contributed since the drive began two weeks ago. The deadline for reaching the $500 goal is Feb. 15.

Mendenhall's Pea Ridge Grocery had sugar for $0.69, milk for $1.27 and spaghetti sauce for $0.49.

30 Years Ago

The TIMES of Northeast Benton County

Vol. 22 No. 5

Wednesday, Feb. 4, 1987

The Garfield City Council Thursday night took what may be a step closer to clearing the city's problem with foul smelling water, elected Herbert Ross to fill the fill the unexpired term of former mayor Bobby Flickinger, elected two others to fill the vacant alderman seats, and discussed but took no action on suggestions from citizens that the city adopt building and zoning codes.

Three candidates have filed for the Pea Ridge School Dist. 109 seat being vacated by Andy Buck. The five-year term is being sought by John Brown, Bob Harmon and Jim Henson, all of whom have children in local schools.

The senior boys Blackhawks displayed their determination to overcome as they rallied for 25 points during the last quarter for a come from behind victory. The victory ensured an evening of celebration for the Hawks at the Colors Day dance.

Opening at the Rogers Malco Twin Cinema were "Crocodile Dundee" and "Peggy Sue Got Married."

20 Years Ago

The TIMES of Northeast Benton County

Vol. 32 No. 5

Thursday, Jan. 30, 1997

District 3 Justice of the Peace Leo Lynch conducted the administrative oath of office ceremony at the Pea Ridge City Council meeting on Jan. 21. Taking the oath for two-year terms were alderman Jason Tennant, John Easley, Rick Webb and John Erwin. Sandy Easley was sworn in as city clerk four a four-year term.

Edward Milosevich (pronounced Mi-lo-se-vich), known as Ed Milo in the Garfield/Gateway area, is a busy man for a retired Air Force officer, but he has led a busy life from the time he was born in Trinidad, Colo., in 1924. Milosevich, a Realtor for Mozark Realty, four miles east of Gateway, was born to Yugoslavian immigrants and grew up bilingual, speaking English and Yugoslav.

If you are an area adult who never earned your high school diploma or just want to improve your reading, writing and mathematics skills, you'll soon have the opportunity at Garfield School. The program is sponsored by the Adult Education Department at Northwest Arkansas Community College. And it's free.

10 Years Ago

The TIMES of Northeast Benton County

Vol. 42 No. 5

Wednesday, Jan. 31, 2007

Only "small handbags" will be allowed at Pea Ridge High School, according to principal Rick Neal, who said excessive text messaging and cell phone usage prompted the action. Asked Monday about his statements to Pea Ridge High School students assembled prior to a National Honor Society-sponsored event Friday, Neal said school policy and state law required all backpacks to be of mesh or clear material.

Pea Ridge is a long way from Dallas, Texas, but it's soon to be home to Noah Mitchell, the new associate pastor of youth and discipleship at First Baptist Church, Pea Ridge. A native of Garland, Mitchell, 24, made the journey to northwest Arkansas through Siloam Springs.

Kelly Ward was crowned 2007 Colors Day Queen at Pea Ridge High School Friday night. She succeeds Haley Bone, 2006 Colors Day queen. Ward was escorted by Daniel Connell. She is the daughter of Rick and Cynthia Ward. She likes basketball and softball. Her hobbies are shopping, spending time with friends and family, playing sports and swimming.

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