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50 Years Ago

From the Herald and Democrat in 1968

James L. Sheets, Arkansas state representative, of Siloam Springs was selected to appear in the 1968 edition of Community Leaders of America. Other recipients of the honor include governors, United States senators and congressmen of the various states.

The publication includes many citizens such as educators, leading businessmen, members of state legislative bodies, civic and political leaders, elected leaders of various political subdivisions, farmers, ministers, officers of various trade organizations, leading sports figures and many other individuals, because of past achievements and service to their community, state and/or nation.

30 Years Ago

From the Herald-Democrat in 1988

The Siloam Springs School Board was informed by Asst. Superintendent Beverly Reed that the school system had been awarded an $8,000 grant from the state Education Department to disseminate information on a program being utilized at Northside Elementary.

The program traces each student's development in six basic skill areas. Reed said the funds would be used to produce copies of a computer program used by the school and to write a manual and a brochure on the basic skills program. Packages would then be distributed to interested school systems throughout the state, she said.

The grant received by Siloam Springs Public Schools was the largest monetary grant offered by the state department.

10 Years Ago

From the Herald-Leader in 2008

Siloam Springs head soccer coach Jason Bowen had every right to have a smile on his face.

The Panthers, under his superb coaching, were 6-0 in Conference 5A West following an 11-0 win over Vilonia.

On Monday, Bowen had another reason to smile.

The National Federation of High School Coaches named Bowen the 2007 Arkansas Boys Soccer Coach of the Year.

According to Siloam Springs athletic director Kerwin Dees, Bowen had led the Panthers to the 5A State Boys' Soccer finals two of the past three years including the 2007 season.

"This is a tremendous recognition and honor for Coach Bowen, the SSHS soccer kids and program and Siloam Springs High School," Dees added.

Community on 04/11/2018

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