10 Years Ago: Autry’s three TDs pace Panthers past Stilwell, Okla.
50 Years Ago From the Herald and
Democrat in 1968 John Alexander of Fayetteville assumed his duties as pharmacist at the Jepson Drug Store. This gave Jepson’s three registered pharmacists.
Mr. Alexander, who is a graduate of Oklahoma University, had been a pharmacist at Quaker Drug in Fayetteville for the previous 15 years. He and his wife, Dawn, have four children of college and high school age. The Alexanders continued to reside in Fayetteville until suitable housing could be found here.
30 Years Ago From the Herald-Democrat
A local group showed interest in leasing the old high school building to house a recreational area for area youth, Siloam Springs School Superintendent Burton Elliot told the school board at their Tuesday meeting.
Earlier in the year, the Adult Learning Center let its lease on the building drop and questions had been raised since then on what to do with the old high school.
Elliott reported at the Tuesday night board meeting that the Youth and Recreation Committee of the Chamber of Commerce had expressed interest in leasing the building for a recreation spot for teenagers to gather. “I think it’s a great way to use the building, myself,” Elliott said. “They’re trying to set up a program that all of us would be proud of.”
He noted that the committee seemed interested in getting the same lease agreement as the Learning Center had - $1 per year, plus utilities and maintenance costs. Elliott added that the committee wasn’t sure about leasing the building yet, but would decide after the school gave an official asbestos report at a public hearing set for Sept. 26.
10 Years Ago From the Herald-Leader
For the second consecutive week, Siloam Springs senior running back Anthony Autry accounted for two-thirds of the Panthers’ offense.
Autry scored three touchdowns en route to leading the Panthers to a 35-0 non-conference victory over Stilwell, Okla., on Friday night at Indians Stadium.
With the win, the Panthers roared into their home-opener against Gentry with a 2-0 record. Stilwell dropped to 0-2, after being shutout for the second straight week.