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Barrett to speak at Christian Women in the Workplace luncheon

Subscriber onlySusan Barrett, current chairman of John Brown University's Board of Trustees and retired president of Mercy Health, will be the keynote speaker of the upcoming Mission at the Workplace seminar and luncheon, sponsored by Christian Women in the Workplace. Continue reading...

Packing parties help address food insecurity

n More than 5,000 meals were prepared recently at Second Baptist Church.

Subscriber onlyAbout 25 members of Second Baptist Church donned hairnets and gloves and gathered around long tables in the church's dining hall on Saturday morning to measure out scoops of rice, soy protein, vitamins, seasoning and dried vegetables and funnel them into packages. Continue reading...

City celebrates dog park opening

Subscriber onlyOfficials from the city and Simmons Foods celebrated the grand opening of the Tails and Trails Dog Park with the community on Saturday morning. Continue reading...

School Board receives report on summer meal program

Subscriber onlyOver the past four years, the Siloam Springs School District's summer meal program has served 55,182 lunches and nearly 60,000 meals in total, according to Jason Carter, director of child nutrition for the district. Continue reading...

Teachers of the Year recognized

Subscriber onlySix teachers of the year -- one from each school in the Siloam Springs district -- were recognized during Thursday's school board meeting. Continue reading...

La-Z-Boy dedicated to local history

First chair off Siloam La-Z-Boy line donated to museum $25,000 donated for manufacturing/industrial exhibit

Subscriber onlyWhen La-Z-Boy came to Siloam Springs in 1973 and began production in the former Pet Milk Plant on Waukesha Road, the company had the foresight to donate the first chair off the assembly line to the Siloam Springs Museum. Continue reading...

First brewery to open in Siloam Springs

Ivory Bill Brewing ready for grand opening Saturday

Subscriber onlyIvory Bill Brewing is bringing Siloam Springs its first brewery and giving new life to a downtown building. Continue reading...

Adair County man arrested in connection with shooting wife, daughter

Subscriber onlyADAIR COUNTY, Okla., -- Aubrey Johnson III, of Adair County, Okla., was arrested on Sept. 8 in connection with the shooting of his wife and daughter, after a two-day search that involved state and federal authorities, according to a press release from the Oklahoma State Bureau of Investigation. Continue reading...

Therapy dog to visit the library

Reading to an animal can help children increase their skills and confidence.

Subscriber onlyChildren who visit the Siloam Springs Public Library will get a chance to read to a very kind and patient audience -- Dusty the therapy dog. Continue reading...

Hope Cancer Resources offers hope to cancer patients

Subscriber onlyAfter a cancer diagnosis and 10 weeks in the hospital, Edward Perkins, who lives alone in Siloam Springs, wondered how he would be able to make it to follow up chemotherapy treatments and doctor appointments while still recovering. Continue reading...

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