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Nonprofit provides artists with education, support

n Heart of America Artists’ Association is planning a community paintout on Thursday, and an Arkansas Bicentennial Art Exhibition in 2019.

Subscriber onlyHeart of America Artists' Association recently received nonprofit status and is continuing its mission to provide education and community for artists in Northwest Arkansas. Continue reading...

West Siloam Springs official under investigation

Subscriber onlyWEST SILOAM SPRING, Okla. -- A West Siloam Springs city official is being investigated by the city auditor in connection with alleged irregularities in city funds, according to City Attorney Jot Hartley. Continue reading...

Bowling for the kid's sake

Subscriber onlySeven teams from local businesses went bowling on Thursday afternoon to benefit Big Brothers Big Sisters of Siloam Springs. Continue reading...

School district, JBU partner to renovate track

JBU launches an NAIA Intercollegiate men’s and women’s track and field program

Subscriber onlySchool board members approved a partnership with John Brown University at Thursday's meeting to resurface and renovate the track and field facilities at Siloam Springs Middle School. Continue reading...

Oktoberfest to benefit Siloam Springs Museum

Subscriber onlyThe third annual Oktoberfest: Tap into History will offer a glimpse of Siloam Springs' past while highlighting local beers. Continue reading...

The Beautiful on display at JBU

Subscriber onlyThe Beautiful, a collection of work by 33 Christian artists, will be on display at John Brown University from Oct. 11 to Nov. 11. Continue reading...

JBU dedicates Peer-Andrus Studio

Subscriber onlyJohn Brown University dedicated the Peer-Andrus Studio and Project Barn during a ceremony on Thursday evening. Continue reading...

DaySpring sponsors A Woman's Place lunch and learn

Subscriber onlyAuthor Katelyn Beaty spoke to women about leadership and finding their calling during the Woman's Place Lunch & Learn event on Sept. 26. Continue reading...

Pickin' Time on 59 offers treasures

Subscriber onlyIt's hard to tell what kind of treasures might be found at Pickin' Time on 59 -- a coffin remodeled into an ice chest, a vintage toy Simmons Foods truck, a handmade decoration or a rare piece of antique furniture. It's this sense of adventure as well as a sense of community that keep customers and vendors coming back to the 26-mile-long garage sale that stretches along Arkansas Highway 59 from Siloam Springs to Sulphur Springs. Continue reading...

Homegrown Festival celebrates autumn

Subscriber onlyThe fifth annual Homegrown Festival in downtown Siloam Springs will celebrate autumn while showcasing local shopping, food and music. Continue reading...

Gentry man accused of biting and fleeing officers on Monday

Subscriber onlyJose Arroyo Sandoval, 34, of Gentry, was arrested on Monday in connection with fleeing from police and assaulting officers -- including biting one officer multiple times, according to the Siloam Springs Police Department. Continue reading...

School board approves 2018-2019 budget

Subscriber onlySchool board members approved a $39.07 million preliminary budget for the 2018-2019 school year during a special meeting on Monday afternoon. Continue reading...

Homecoming week to focus on school spirit, traditions

Subscriber onlySiloam Springs High School's student council is looking to bring back traditions, increase student involvement and boost school spirit during homecoming week. Continue reading...

Community driven

OCLE roasts and toasts Tim and Brenda McCord

Subscriber onlyTim and Brenda McCord will be roasted and toasted by their friends and family members at the Outstanding Civic Leadership Event at the Brick Ballroom on Thursday. Continue reading...

Leaders learn benefits of in-home preschool

Subscriber onlyLocal and state leaders toured Bright Beginnings preschool program on Sept. 17 as part of "Leaders Learning with the Littlest," week organized by Arkansas Early Childhood Association (AECA) and Arkansas Advocates. Continue reading...

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