Janelle Jessen

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Fundraiser benefits Word by Heart

John Wesley, or someone that looked very much like him, made a special appearance in West Siloam Springs, Okla., on Sept. 30. Continue reading...

School Board looks at minority teacher/student ratio

Subscriber onlyThe Siloam Springs School District is doing a good job of maintaining an equal ratio of Native American students to teachers and administrators, but have some work to do to achieve a similar ratio of Hispanic students to staff members. Continue reading...

A season for healing

Pumpkin patch helps teacher find healing after her father’s death

Subscriber onlyGENTRY -- Melissa Bond, a teacher at the Gentry Middle School and local church youth group leader, wasn't a gardener and didn't even have houseplants, but when she visited a pumpkin patch last fall she thought, "You know, I think I'm just going to grow my own pumpkins." Continue reading...

Tap Into History Oktoberfest event planned for Friday

Subscriber onlyThe Siloam Springs Museum's second annual Tap Into History, Oktoberfest Pub Crawl promises to be an evening of beer, food, friends and history. Continue reading...

School board approves therapy animal policies

Subscriber onlySchool board members approved a new district policy regulating the use of therapy animals in Siloam Springs schools at Thursday's meeting. Continue reading...

Program gives students 'hands on' experience

Subscriber onlyHigh school seniors Emily Linn, Katie Kite and Corrie Wilson watched carefully as Dr. Ty Smallwood and the Siloam Springs Veterinary Clinic began an emergency surgery on a large dog. Continue reading...

City sales taxes up

Subscriber onlySiloam Springs sales tax receipts were up $30,421 in August compared to the same month last year. Continue reading...

The art of fabric

Subscriber onlyArtist Shirley Cunningham uses fabric as paint, and a needle and thread as paintbrushes to tell the story of creation in her latest exhibit, titled "TOWB." Continue reading...

Insired Graney pens book The Marvelous Mud House

n The children’s book is set to release on Sunday, Oct. 1.

Subscriber onlyA trip to Africa inspired local author April Graney to write a children's book about the important life lessons a family in Oklahoma and a family in Kenya learned from each other. Continue reading...

Simmons announces $300 million processing facility

Facilty will be located between Gentry and Decatur

Subscriber onlySimmons Prepared Foods announced on Wednesday plans to build a new $300 million chicken processing facility between Decatur and Gentry that will create 1,500 new jobs. Continue reading...

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