Lady Pan­thers win fifth Siloam Springs Post Of­fice food drive straight state cham­pi­onship

Siloam Springs Herald Leader - - NEWS - Com­piled by Jackie Brooks

50 Years Ago From the Her­ald and Demo­crat in 1968 Prices slashed on all re­main­ing ’68s — new ‘68 Fords at Dealer’s cost or below.

One new Mus­tang V8, cruisiomatic trans­mis­sion, ra­dio, wide oval tires, sprint pack­age, vinyl top, list $3,402.82. Spe­cial at $2,795; 1 new Ranchero V8, cruisiomatic, ra­dio, WSW ny­lon tires, limited slip rear axle, bucket seats, tinted glass, list $3,389.02. Spe­cial price at $2,695; 3 new Galaxie 500s, full power, air, big sav­ings on this, as much as $1,000; 1 demo LTD, 4-door hard­top, 390 mo­tor, fac­tory air, power steer­ing, power disk brakes, deluxe trim, ra­dio, WSW tires, list $4,621.55. Spe­cial price $3,595; 1 Fair­lane Torino, hard­top, power steer­ing, 302 V8, cruisiomatic, ra­dio, WSW tires, vinyl roof, tinted glass, list $3,773.74. Spe­cial price $2,995; 1 Fair­lane Torino, fast­back, 302 V8, cruisiomatic trans­mis­sion, wide oval tires, power steer­ing, ra­dio, tinted glass, list $3,613.87. Spe­cial price $2,895.

These spe­cial prices were avail­able at Ralph Cloyd Ford Co., High­way 68 East, in Siloam Springs.

30 Years Ago From the Her­ald-Demo­crat in 1988

Voter turnout in Ben­ton County was re­ported high on Tues­day, giv­ing the Elec­tion Com­mis­sion a long night of count­ing and re­count­ing votes.

Unof­fi­cial re­sults Wed­nes­day morn­ing showed Jer­rell Sut­tles as the win­ner for Po­si­tion 6 of the Siloam Springs Board of Di­rec­tors, beat­ing out in­cum­bent Lon­nie Nel­son for the seat.

James Pear­son was re­elected to his Po­si­tion 7 post on the board with two-thirds mar­gin of votes over Tim O’Brien, 1445 to 728.

Christy Bar­nett won the third lo­cal race, gar­ner­ing the po­si­tion of Jus­tice of the Peace for District 5. Bar­nett re­ceived 719 votes, her op­po­nent Leah Hous­ton re­ceived 559.

Two Board of Di­rec­tors posts were filled with­out op­po­si­tion - Sid Townsend would fill the Po­si­tion 5 slot va­cated by Karl Mounger and M.L. “Moose” Van Poucke was slated to re­place out­go­ing mayor Bill Fore­man.

Both Mounger and Fore­man de­cided not to run for re-elec­tion for the posts.

Fol­low­ing an ex­am­ple set by the pres­i­den­tial elec­tion, in which Repub­li­can Ge­orge Bush breezed through a win over Demo­crat con­tender Michael Dukakis, Repub­li­cans cap­tured seats in most Ben­ton County and Arkansas state elec­tions. In county elec­tions, Siloam Springs res­i­dent Bruce Rutherford won the county judge’s seat, win­ning in a wide mar­gin vote over Fred Austin.

10 Years Ago From the Her­ald-Leader

in 2008

When it came to win­ning 5A state vol­ley­ball cham­pi­onships, the Siloam Springs Lady Pan­thers were in a league of their own.

The Lady Pan­thers clinched their fifth straight state ti­tle on Satur­day night with a stun­ning hard-fought win over 5AWest cham­pion Greenwood, 25-17, 25-20, 22-25, 25-21.

The win over Greenwood was the first for the Lady Pan­thers of the sea­son, hav­ing lost the pre­vi­ous two meet­ings in con­fer­ence play.

Also, it marked the third year in a row that the Lady Pan­thers beat Greenwood for the state cham­pi­onship.

Siloam Springs’ state ti­tle helped the Lady Pan­thers com­plete their sea­son with a 29-6 over­all record.

Greenwood, mean­while, ended its year with a 32-5 record.

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The Siloam Springs Post Of­fice will hold its an­nual hol­i­day food drive on Nov. 7 through 10. Postal cus­tomers can put non­per­ish­able food items (no glass please) in their mail­box or drop them off at the post of­fice. Cards and bags for col­lect­ing the items will be dis­trib­uted in the mail on Nov. 7 and 8. All food col­lected will go to­ward lo­cal food banks such as Ge­n­e­sis House, Hunger and Thirst Min­istry and Vic­tory Wor­ship Cen­ter. For more in­for­ma­tion, call the post of­fice at 479-524-3431.

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