Art show highlights Siloam Springs Local artists and scenes were in the spotlight during the inaugural Heart of America Artists Association (HOAAA) Siloam Springs Plein Air Event. by Janelle Jessen
City participates in tree giveaway The city of Siloam Springs will participate in a tree giveaway program through the Walton Family Foundation from 8 a.m. to 11 a.m. on Saturday, Nov. 7, at the parking lot across from the public library, according to a Facebook post from the city. by Marc Hayot
Shoptober Saturday finale Janelle Jessen/Herald-Leader Simeon Basil of Fayetteville performs in front of Phat Tire Bike Shop during the final Shoptober Saturday of the month, hosted by Main Street Siloam Springs. The series of events, which took place on each Saturday in October, are designed to encourage community members to shop, dine and stroll in downtown Siloam Springs. by Janelle Jessen
Saturday night cruisin' Marc Hayot/Herald-Leader Richard "Big O" Barnett of Gravette presented a 1932 Ford Model A. The vehicle was rebuilt to be a race car in the 1940s, spent time as an exhibit at the Auto and Farm Museum and placed for best time in the Great Race eight times in 2012 and 18 times 2013, according to Barnett. The Great Race is a timed auto race for antique vehicles, Barnett said. The race has been held annually since 1983 except for 2020 when it was postponed to 2021 due to the coronavirus pandemic, according to greatrace.com. The 2021 route will start in San Antonio, Texas, and end in Greenville, S.C., the website states. by Marc Hayot
Sales tax receipts continue double digit streak Siloam Springs sales tax receipts were up double digits in September for the third month in a row. by Janelle Jessen
LOOKING BACK SSHS band selected to march in Rose Parade 50 Years Ago by Jackie Brooks
HEALTHY LIVING: Flu shots more important than ever this year Siloam Springs Regional Hospital is encouraging everyone 6 months and older to get a flu shot this fall. The flu shot is a safe, proven way to lower the risk of getting the flu, which can cause a severe upper respiratory illness.
Correction The story "New program teaches lifelong cycling skills" in the Oct. 18 edition of Siloam Sunday incorrectly reported Siloam Springs Intermediate School received a $20,000 grant for a new Riding for Focus bicycle program. Instead, BikeNWA awarded a program that included bikes, training and curriculum valued at $20,000 made possible by support from the Walton Family Foundation. The newspaper apologizes for the error. by Janelle Jessen
Patriots loaded with top talent Little Rock Parkview has been known in recent years for its success in basketball, but the Patriots' football team is one that's loaded with Division I talent. by Graham Thomas
Carrying the load He's been listed as Palvinson Phizema on the Siloam Springs football roster for most of his high school career, but it's just easier to call the kid wearing No. 22 by his nickname -- Jeff. by Graham Thomas
Comets blank Nowata The Kansas (Okla.) Comets improved to 3-3 on the season and 2-3 in District 2A-8 with a 52-0 win over Nowata, Okla., on Monday night at Dee Neel Stadium in Kansas.
Junior high volleyball teams wrap up season The Siloam Springs ninth-grade volleyball team wrapped up its season on Tuesday. by Graham Thomas
Watts holds on for win over Arkoma Watts led Arkoma 32-20 at halftime and held on for a 56-50 win on Friday. by Graham Thomas
Lady Panthers sweep Van Buren in home finale The Siloam Springs volleyball team finished out its home schedule in style Tuesday night. by Graham Thomas
OPINION: Radical ideas for government Every election year, we hear one side or the other accuse their opponents of being "radicals." Radicals on the Right, radical Leftists, radical independents, socialists, Marxists, etc., the list goes on. The word gets tossed around too much. We are all radicals to some extent. by Graham Thomas
OPINION: Crowd justice, then and now In 1918 a silencing campaign was launched against Frank Klingberg, a professor at the University of Southern California. He was accused of being pro-German. Klingberg was eventually allowed to give a planned lecture, but all it took to ruin the careers of five teachers elsewhere in California were their German surnames and unproved accusations of disloyalty to the United States.
RELIGION: Prayer previews Jesus tells us some things in advance so that we won't stumble when tough times arrive.
OPINION: Overcoming fear Fear can mean "False Evidence Appearing Real." If you see a grizzly bear chasing you and he's gaining on you, that's not false evidence, that's reality. It's time to peddle faster! But much of the time we're overtaken by fear when it's unnecessary to be afraid. We've believed something that is not true, or we're forecasting an event that may not actually happen. by Ron Wood
OPINION: Corona Diary: The Beginning On March 12, I jotted down a first thought about the coronavirus. "The elderly and others with underlying conditions can be protected," I wrote. "The rest of us can get sick and move on." Little I've written since then has moved far from that core observation. by Graham Thomas
Crazy uncles unite! During the presidential candidates' town hall comedy hour, Savannah Guthrie remarked to President Trump that he was not someone's "crazy uncle." His niece, Mary Trump, paints a picture of the Trumps as quite dysfunctional, so maybe he is quite literally, "crazy Uncle Don." On behalf of crazy uncles everywhere, I rise to their defense. by Graham Thomas
Getting healed Today I'm rejoicing. My friend of 20 years just called me to share a praise report. He was giving thanks to God because his terrible life-threatening kidney stones, some gigantic, were still gone. He had been plagued with this awful disease for decades. This morning as I write, he said he'd been back to his urologist to be x-rayed once again. The checkup confirmed what he already knew. He was still healed. This miracle had happened three years ago. Let me tell you about his story.
This fall season This fall season is shaping up to be one of the most colorful in recent years. Warm days and chilly nights with no frost are optimal conditions for turning leaves into various shades of red and gold. Persimmons are beginning to ripen, but many are infested with bagworms. The dogs are playful, energized by the cooler temperatures and lower humidity.
RELIGION: 'Children, obey your parents' "Children, obey your parents in all things: for this is well-pleasing unto the Lord. Fathers, provoke not your children to anger, lest they be discouraged." Colossians 3:20-21 by Randy Moll
OPINION: Publishing This is a follow-up to my reflection two weeks ago which began with: by Graham Thomas
RELIGION: God's direction for husbands and wives "Wives, submit yourselves unto your own husbands, as it is fit in the Lord. Husbands, love your wives, and be not bitter against them." Colossians 3:18-19 by Randy Moll