SSCA brings creativity to the community Siloam Springs Center for the Arts is providing a place for people of all ages who have a passion for the arts to express themselves, learn and experience culture locally. by Janelle Jessen
City holds 'Zoning 101' workshop for board members The city board of directors held a workshop prior to their final meeting of January to have an open-ended discussion about the concept of zoning, what its purpose is and much more. by Hunter McFerrin
Briefs VFW in Siloam Springs — Veterans of Foreign Wars Post 1674 in Siloam Springs meetings are held at 6:30 p.m. on the second Tuesday of each month at 830 S. Lincoln St. Any veteran who has served in a combat zone for more than 30 consecutive days is eligible to join. For more information call 479-549-7313.
WSS board grants Osbourn extension WEST SILOAM SPRINGS, Okla. -- The West Siloam Springs board of trustees granted the city's former town manager, Kathy Osbourn, who is facing allegations of mishandling approximately $150,000 of city funds, an extension to appear in front of the board to confront the allegations during its meeting on Monday night. by Hunter McFerrin
Slater named honor student at Baylor University Noah Slater of Siloam Springs was one of more than 4,400 Baylor University students named to the Dean's Academic Honor Roll for the 2018 fall semester. by Staff Reports
December sales taxes show slight increase Siloam Springs city sales tax receipts for last month showed a 6.5 percent increase when compared to the December 2017. by Hunter McFerrin
50 years ago State minimum wage goes to $1 50 Years Ago From the Herald and Democrat in 1969 The new State Minimum Wage Law became effective Jan. 1, 1969. It applied to most Arkansas businesses which had five or more employees and called for a minimum rate of $1 per hour. by Jackie Brooks Looking Back
In the spotlight: Pericarditis The heart has a defensive shield called the pericardium, but it's not invincible -- infections can cause problems for this protector. by Healthy Living Siloam Springs Regional Hospital
No. 5 Flying Queens rout JBU women PLAINVIEW, Texas -- Senior Baily Cameron and sophomore Taylor Fergen each scored in double figures, but No. 5 Wayland Baptist hit a program record 17 3-point baskets and committed just three turnovers in the Flying Queens' 90-49 win over the John Brown University women's basketball team on Saturday afternoon inside the Hutcherson Center. by JBU Sports Information
JBU men pick up big win at Wayland Baptist PLAINVIEW, Texas -- Down one late in the contest, senior Josh Bowling took over on offense and the John Brown defense clamped down as the No. 24 John Brown University men's basketball team handed a 73-72 upset to league-leading No. 14 Wayland Baptist on Saturday afternoon inside the Hutcherson Center. by JBU Sports Information
On Tap (Editor's Note: Area coaches, please report schedule changes and game results to the Siloam Springs Herald-Leader. Phone (479) 202-9255, FAX (479) 202-9309, or e-mail sports editor Graham Thomas at email@example.com. by Graham Thomas
JBU teams in the hunt heading into second half The John Brown University basketball teams are exactly halfway through the Sooner Athletic Conference schedule. by Graham Thomas
SSHS girls bowlers pick up eighth win FAYETTEVILLE -- The Siloam Springs girls bowling team picked up its eighth win of the season Thursday, defeating Elkins 1,878 to 1,548 at Ozark Lanes. by Staff Reports
Ninth-grade girls end slide against Lakeside The Siloam Springs ninth-grade girls basketball team snapped a seven-game losing streak Monday night with a 42-4 victory over Springdale Lakeside at Panther Activity Center. by Staff Reports
Lady Bulldogs enjoy hot start at SSHS Greenwood's girls basketball team has gotten off to slow starts in losses against two of the league's top teams in Little Rock Christian and Vilonia. by Graham Thomas
Women own second half at OPSU GOODWELL, Okla. -- Senior Baily Cameron scored a game-high 24 points and the John Brown University women's basketball team rolled to its fifth-consecutive victory 75-44 over Oklahoma Panhandle State on Thursday night inside the Oscar Williams Fieldhouse. by JBU Sports Information
Time to pray for Trump Recently I was waiting on the Lord for guidance on how to pray, quietly sitting while holding my Bible. I had planned to begin a Daniel fast. I dislike fasting. Did I have to do it? It's hard! So I was wondering to myself, should I follow through? by Ron Wood
Letter to the Editor 'If My People'
"Shane" reminds of a simpler time I happened to run across a channel airing the movie "Shane" last week. I've watched it many times, but am still drawn to it. The movie was made in 1953 and starred Alan Ladd, Van Heflin, Jack Palance, Brandon de Wilde, and Jean Arthur; and is based on the novel written by Jack Schaefer. I read the novel as a reading assignment in seventh grade, and saw the movie just a few weeks later on television. As I grew older, I was able to appreciate the movie on different levels. by Devin Houston Write On
How to contact legislators by e-mail or telephone Local citizens wanting to contact their state House of Representative or state Senator may find the process quick and easy with a few tips from our veteran slate of state office holders. by Maylon T. Rice Columnist
More technology, please! I don't believe our technological advances will result in a depletion of jobs for humans. I know because any upgrade of my existing computer network involves hours of learning the upgrade process, purchasing required new components or software, and then trying to figure out how to get all the parts to mesh correctly. Then, when faced with the realization that I am way over my skill set, I call customer support, talk to a human about the issues (after getting through the automated menus), who then tells me to do the same things I already tried. Half of my attempts end up with me purchasing a whole new system and re-inputting the data. by Devin Houston Write On
Wise words for legislature as session begins I'll be the first to admit it. by Maylon T. Rice Columnist
Have you got an idea for a 2019 legislative bill? With the Arkansas General Assembly ready to start the 92nd General Assembly soon, inquiring minds want to know what the citizenry can expect from this bi-annual session. by Maylon Rice
Obituaries Lyle Dean Corners
Obituaries Freda Lou Remmer
Obituaries Janet Fay Myers
Obituaries Larry Leroy Bates
Obituaries Dura Ellen Farmer — Dura Ellen Farmer, 94, of Siloam Springs, Ark., died Sunday, Dec. 16, 2018, at the Earlene Howard Hospice Home.
Obituaries Herbert Ray Henderson
Obituaries Gregory "Bos" William Boswood
Obituaries Janet Kay Stafford — Janet Kay Stafford, 60-year-old resident of Siloam Springs, Arkansas, died on November 30, 2018, at her home. She was born on February 14, 1958 in Kansas City, Kansas, to Wayne James and Betty Schnirch James. Janet graduated from Morgan County R-II High School in Versailles, Missouri.