School district, JBU report active cases Siloam Springs School District reported six active covid-19 cases on Friday and John Brown University reported two last week. by Janelle Jessen
Cancer survivor's life chronicled in documentary Dr. Diana Wright will have her life chronicled in a feature film documentary which will be released in December. by Marc Hayot
SSHS homecoming moving forward Siloam Springs High School is moving forward with homecoming celebrations this week although events will look a bit different this year. by Janelle Jessen
Half-cent sales tax up for vote in November During the Sept. 15 city board meeting, City Administrator Phillip Patterson reminded voters during his report that the upcoming Transportation Sales Tax Continuation initiative will be on the ballot for the Nov. 3 election. by Marc Hayot
Former mayor dies John V. Terry, former Baptist minister, economics professor, author and Siloam Springs Mayor, died on Sept. 9, a month shy of his 100th birthday. by Janelle Jessen
Kansas wins at Westville; Watts improves to 3-0 After having their season delayed two weeks because of covid-19, the Kansas Comets came out Friday and picked up a 17-14 win at Westville, Okla. by Graham Thomas
Ninth-grade volleyball loses to Purple, beats West From Staff Reports by Graham Thomas
Hornets sting Bears, win at home COLCORD, Okla. -- The Colcord (Okla.) Hornets had no problem shaking off an early turnover in Friday's home opener against Wyandotte. by Graham Thomas
Eighth-graders improve to 3-0, seventh loses at Elmwood The Siloam Springs eighth-grade football team improved to 3-0 Thursday with a 24-20 win at Rogers Elmwood. by Graham Thomas
Golfers compete with Alma at River Valley Golf Course The Siloam Springs golf teams competed against Alma on Thursday at River Valley Golf Course.
Hyper grace The hyper-grace movement has infiltrated many churches. This is a doctrine that justifies bad lifestyles, no matter how egregious. "God loves sinners. Sinners all go to heaven. Accept everyone." Hyper-grace does away with the need for personal responsibility, repentance before God, or being regenerated. It conflates the love of God, which is an unalterable, with the standards of God, who eternally hates lying and evil. by Jackie Brooks
Election day nears Election Day is less than 50 days away. Early voting arrives sooner, obviously. Some don't care about voting, some are filled with anxiety, some are hopeful for change or the status quo. Many believe that elections change nothing. After the events of this year, I would vigorously dispute that notion.
OPINION: "What I know and Don't know," as '20 Election near There is a lot to know and a lot I don't know heading into the Nov. 3 General Election. by Maylon T. Rice
OPINION: September memories I switched the Sirius radio over to the '60s channel; I needed a break from Tom Petty. Also, I'm paying for a hundred channels, so I might as well use them. The '60s were a good time for me as my age range was 3 to 13, though there were plenty of bad times for others. My parents insulated my siblings and me as best they could from the civil unrest, riots and Vietnam war images on the news. They also had a radio on most of the day, set to stations playing show tunes and country music. Roger Miller, Perry Como, and The Statler Brothers were staples we grew up on. by Devin Houston
OPINION: The price of beauty Like most men, I am always amazed at the amount and diversity of cosmetics used by women. Guys can get by with a bar of soap, shampoo and deodorant, but women apparently need much more. Lipstick, eyeliner, face creams, hair spray, body wash and exfoliators populate our bathroom shelves. My "half" of our bathroom space is more like 20 percent. by Devin Houston
OPINION: Scattershooting while the election is is 63 days away A clarification of a column on Issue No. 3: by Maylon T. Rice
Letter to the Editor Distinguishing between good and evil by Oren Piper, Siloam Springs
OPINION: Naive Christian Voters Twice in my lifetime I've witnessed God's people shift an election through prayer. In the book of Daniel we read, "It is heaven that rules. He sets over nations the lowliest of men." by Ron Wood
Less crime and greater productivity If you watch television, you've seen a lot of crime. You've seen news reports of young men running from law enforcement personnel, and some getting shot. There are reasons for this.
RELIGION: Put on bowels of mercy "Put on therefore, as the elect of God, holy and beloved, bowels of mercies, kindness, humbleness of mind, meekness, longsuffering; forbearing one another, and forgiving one another, if any man have a quarrel against any: even as Christ forgave you, so also do ye." Colossians 3:12-13 by Randy Moll