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Tuesday, September 17, 2019
SHS volleyball team hosts first game in new Yellowjacket arena
SHS volleyball team hosts first game in new Yellowjacket arena
THE SHERIDAN High School VOLLEYBALL TEAM kicked off its 2019 season with the first game held in the new Yellowjacket arena giving the arena a winning start with the Lady Jacket Volleyball sweep against Jacksonville. Photo by Lauren Goins, Sheridan School District Communications Coordinator

Draper's death a suicide, authorities say
Rusty Draper

Rusty Draper

Editor’s note: This story contains mature subject matter and may not be appropriate for all readers.

Rusty Draper, by his own hand, lasted less than a year in state prison.

The 47-year-old Prattsville man pleaded guilty to murder in a plea deal in Grant County Circuit Court in mid-May 2018, and by the end of March, he had taken his own life – something he had talked about and tried before. His method of suicide was to take a more-than-lethal dose of his blood pressure medication, according to a State Police investigation into his death, a report of which was given to The Headlight on Aug. 28.



Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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News
GCSO investigating second homicide of 2019

The death of a 37-year-old Sheridan man is being investigated as a homicide by the Grant County Sheriff’s Department after deputies were called to his residence in the early morning hours Friday.

Grant County Sheriff’s Department Chief Deputy Pete Roberts said, in a press release issued Friday afternoon, that deputies were dispatched to a residence on Grant 9 Aug. 23 at approximately 6:55 a.m. in reference to a possible death, and upon arrival found Keith Alan Bailey lying beside a camper trailer.



Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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County employees get 1.5 percent bonus

All 90 or so employees of Grant County will soon receive a 1.5 percent bonus, thanks to action taken on Monday night by the Quorum Court.

County Judge Randy Pruitt said he had looked over the finances and had given his thumbs up after determining that county finances were in good enough shape to make the one-time  outlay of funds, which amounts to about $54,000.



Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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Pond algae toxic to animals

A North Carolina couple took their three dogs, Abby, Izzy and Harpo, to a pond this summer to escape the summer heat. But 15 minutes after they left to go home, one of their dogs started having seizures. The owners immediately took the dogs to a veterinary hospital, where the other two dogs started seizing. In a few hours, all three dogs had died.

The culprit was cyanobacteria, a deadly bacteria in blue-green algae that can be found in ponds and small lakes and that has been blamed for several dog deaths around the country this summer.



Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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Journalism educators to honor Rep. Julie Mayberry

By Byron Tate

The national Journalism Education Association has named Rep. Julie Mayberry, R-East End, as a 2019 recipient of its Friend of Scholastic Journalism Award.

But the lawmaker said the award might be coming a bit early.

“We didn’t accomplish all that we wanted to accomplish,” she said. “Maybe the award is premature, but I’m still going!”



Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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Fair times in Grant County from 1926

Editor’s Note: This article was first published in the August 2018 issue of “Grassroots,” the quarterly publication of the Grant County Museum. For more information about the Grassroots publications, contact the museum at 870-942-4496.

 

The county fair is an exciting time every year.  Family members enthusiastically jump into the car and pile on top of one another for the drive there.  On arrival, everyone impatiently un-piles before stampeding towards the frenzy of sound and light.  Small children enjoy rides and win stuffed animals that instantaneously become their most prized possession.  Others can’t wait for the rodeo.  For some out there it is a foot-long corndog, funnel cake, and cotton candy. A 3,000 calorie dinner of fried breads, processed meats, and pure sugar.  Fortified with a sugar-buzzed adrenaline rush from the lights and sounds, everybody jumps on the Gravitron for one bout of inner-ear abuse before heading to the house. 

This familiar scene, and various iterations of it, have played out at the Grant County Fair for over ninety years.  Despite the span of time between today and its inception, the fair has remained remarkably similar in its presentation.  Newspaper articles and catalogues from the time of the earliest fairs reflect this continuity.  Carnival rides, exhibits, livestock shows, and refreshment stands have been a part of the fair since the beginning.



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Their store is named Resurrections Owners hoping business has its own rebirth with sale

Jan and DJ Wallace were on their way home from church years ago. The pastor’s sermon had been on the resurrection and the beginning of new life.

Inspired by the theme of rebirth and rejuvenation, Jan said “if we ever have a shop, we’re going to call it Resurrections.”

And thus it was.



Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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Sports
Sheridan hits ground running against Mountain Home and never looks back
RUSSELLVILLE - The Sheridan Yellowjackets put together one of its most complete performances, dismantling the Mountain Home Bombers in the process by a score of 33-7 and racking up stats that even surprised the coaches. The Jackets, playing on a clear, pleasant evening at Arkansas Tech Wonder Boys Stadium as a home game, started in with the run and pretty much kept it on the ground the entire game, picking up 379 yards in 44 attempts.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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Coach's Corner: Q and A with Sheridan Head Coach Lance Parker:
Q. Wow, great game last night. It wasn't perfect, but it was awfully close, certainly a very complete performance by your squad on opening night. Some really nice running plays, the TD pass, and a defense that was perfect. What were your thoughts: A. Offense: We had a good night offensively. They threw us a curve ball with some of their techniques. We were getting bear crawled inside, which is legal, but you don't see much. And getting chopped on counters and powers, which is not legal. We don't use our practice time to go over illegal stuff, but our line did a great job adjusting on the fly. I thought we threw with some poise when we had to. That was a rare performance in terms of production. 380 yards rushing is tough to do. I can only remember one other time in my career playing or coaching I have been a part of more rushing yards than that. After reviewing the film, it was quality execution from the line, fullback and ball carrier. It is great to watch the kids have that kind of success at what they have worked so hard at. We have to continue to develop as a passing team in order to balance out defenses.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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Poyen ties Jessieville in scrimmage
The Poyen Indians played to a tie with Jessieville last Tuesday night, but Head Coach Vick Barrett said he was pleased with his team's performance. The Indians got the ball three times and scored twice, and had it not been for a fumble, it would have walked into the end zone on that third possession as well.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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Sheridan Yellowjackets Golf girls, boys host two matches
The Sheridan Yellowjackets golf team hosted matches at the Sheridan Golf Club on back-to-back days on August 19-20. The Yellowjackets are led by Head Coach Russ Anglin.

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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Brandon Arledge commits to UA Fayetteville
Not only did Brandon Arledge have a dream come true - it came a year earlier than he expected. Arledge, a left-handed pitcher who is heading into his junior year at Sheridan High School, has made a verbal commitment to the University of Arkansas at Fayetteville. He got the call from the University of Arkansas coaching staff last Monday, Aug. 5., and gave the school his answer two days later. "It's definitely an honor," the 16-year-old said. "It came a little earlier than I expected so it was kind of a surprise, but I'm glad it happened because it's a dream to go there."

Wednesday, September 4, 2019
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Sheridan shines in scrimmage
It was a scrimmage, and the rules are different, but for the first half, when first-teamers were playing their counterparts, Sheridan looked cool and crisp as it put up 23 points against Lakeside's 14.

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