Ring Lost for Almost Two Decades Finds its Way Home

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A former Bentonville High School volleyball coach lost a piece of her history she thought she would never see again.
 
Jennifer Power lost her state championship ring 18 years ago.
 
“My dad was the volleyball coach at the time and that was his first state championship with me so it just brought up so like it was so much fun i called him immediately and was like ‘dad!’,” Power said.
 
Power, who played volleyball for the Razorbacks in the early 2000s, said the ring was stolen from her bag at basketball practice during her junior year at Fort Smith Southside.
She never thought she’d see it again.. That’s when Becky Neal stepped in.
 
Enter Facebook– Neal posted the photo of the ring online and within two days and nearly 600 shares later it made its way back to Power.
 
Neal says her son’s friend found the ring in his front yard in Plumerville.
 
“When I was looking at it, I noticed that it was a AAA championship ring for volleyball and I know that just championship rings can’t be replaced,” said Neal. 
 
Powers says shes never even been to Plumerville and that means the ring had to travel more than 100 miles before it made its way into the hands of Neal.
So now the treasure Power lost nearly 20 years ago is finally on its way home.
 
“It was just incredible that that many people just kept continued to share it for me to find it yeah,” said Power.
 
She said the ring should be arriving in the mail any day now… And plans to send Neal a picture of the moment she opens the package.

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