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April 10, 2021

Volunteers from the Grant County Ministerial Alliance help distribute boxes of groceries to more than 1,300 children during Christmas Break.
The past 12 months have arguably been some of the most tumultuous for students and their families, but the one thing Sheridan School District students haven't had to worry about is where their next meal would come from.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Frozen in Time; Museum Receives Pocket Watch Recovered from Jenkins' Ferry Battlefield
Rain caused the mud. Men spilled the blood. Both coated the Saline River bottoms in the aftermath of the Battle of Jenkins' Ferry on April 30, 1864. The bodies of dead men amassed in the low grounds, bogged down at the hands of both mother nature and of war. The devastation that took place might best be summarized according to the number of wounded, missing, and dead. Union reports show an estimated 520 casualties, while the Confederate's account for over 900.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Governor announced the end of the statewide mask mandate
On Tuesday of last week, Arkansas Governor Asa Hutchinson announced the end of the statewide mask mandate amid a sharp decrease in cases and the continued vaccine rollout across the state. Arkansas' mask mandate was implemented last July in a sputtering attempt to slow the spread of the virus.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

Easter and COVID
It's no secret that last year's Easter was not the most enjoyable experience. It was the first major holiday to take place after the beginning of the COVID-19 pandemic and most church services took place over livestream, with little in-person attendance.
Wednesday, April 7, 2021

River Cane and its many uses
Two brothers walk along a dirt road with fishing poles slung over their shoulders and a bucket of worms in hand. Strolling along in the sunshine, they need only an unseen observer whistling in the background to complete this iconic scene out of Mayberry, North Carolina. The brothers turn onto a well-worn dirt path that winds its way through the brush and come to a stand of river cane.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

SSD"s Williams finalist for Searcy schools Superintendent position
Sheridan School District Superintendent Jerrod Williams could soon be departing the district, as he is currently a finalist for the same position at the Searcy School District. The district has been looking for a new superintendent since December when its current executive announced her retirement at the end of the school year.
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

More COVID-19 vaccines available in county
Ever since the approval of the first COVID-19 vaccine, clinics across the nation have been struggling to get a consistent, adequate supply of doses to administer. Most of the early doses were sent to hospitals, long term care facilities, and other larger operations, leaving local clinics with long waiting lists. The vaccine manufactured by Pfizer-BioNTech has to be stored at an extremely low temperature which led to clinics in smaller communities being unable to administer that vaccine due to the absence of advanced freezing capabilities. This effectively cut the already short supply by a third
Wednesday, March 31, 2021

School Board Meeting
The Sheridan School Board of Education met this past Monday, March 15 for its regularly scheduled monthly meeting. The meeting was kicked off with the presentation of the 2021 Educator Recognition Award to Angie Walters, the gifted and talented coordinator for the East End Elementary and Intermediate Schools (see other article). Superintendent Jerrod Williams announced the reconvening of the Ready for Learning Taskforce to make plans for the 2021-2022 school year
Wednesday, March 24, 2021

The Last Commissary
Editor's Note: This article was originally published in the April 1988 edition of Grassroots.
The "old-time" commissary store, once a familiar scene in almost every community, has virtually disappeared from today's modern landscape. Some of my most pleasant childhood memories are of such a place during the 1940's and early 1950's. My dad, Earl Mosley, was general manager of the J.L. Williams & Sons commissary, known as Sheridan Mercantile Company, which was located amidst the family lumber mill, just west of the railroad track which once crossed Highway 270 about six blocks east of town.

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

Walters awarded state-level Gifted Educator Award
Angie Walters, gifted and talented facilitator at East End Elementary and East End Intermediate, was recently selected as one of five educators from across the state to receive this year's prestigious Educator Recognition Award from the Arkansans for Gifted and Talented Education (AGATE).

Wednesday, March 24, 2021

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