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September 21, 2017

New look coming into focus for East End school
SHERIDAN SCHOOL DISTRICT has released the above picture depicting the design for the new East End Middle School that will be constructed.
SHERIDAN SCHOOL DISTRICT has released the above picture depicting the design for the new East End Middle School that will be constructed.

The design for East End’s planned new middle school has been released.

The two-story building will have a central entrance. To the left of the main entrance will be the sixth-grade wing and to the right will be the seventh-grade wing. On the second floor, the eighth-grade wing will sit on top of the seventh-grade wing, and the fine arts wing will be on top of the sixth-grade wing.

Behind the wings on the first floor will be the cafeteria, and behind that will be the gym.

“It's a pretty straightforward, simple building, very economical,” said Clayton Vaden of  Lewis Architects at last week’s Sheridan School Board meeting.

Vaden also told the board that the school’s location is good for the community.

“If you're coming in from … LIttle Rock and headed towards Sheridan, that's the first thing you will see,” Vaden said.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Sheridan Celebrates 130 years, namesake explored

This Saturday, the City of Sheridan celebrates its 130th year. What better way to honor this occasion than looking into the life of the city’s namesake, General Philip Sheridan.

Sheridan was a general in the U.S. Army, and he served under General Ulysses S. Grant during the Civil War. He played a significant part in the Union winning the war.

It is believed that he was born in Albany, N.Y., in 1931. Some people believe this may be incorrect though. Sheridan’s parents were immigrants from Ireland, and some historians think that Sheridan might have been born in his parent’s home country or on the trip over the ocean.

The family eventually moved to Somerset, Ohio. Somerset would also be the stomping grounds of another Civil War general, William Tecumseh Sherman.  

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Poyen schools getting new roofs from storm damage

A storm damaged several roofs on the Poyen High School campus this summer so severely that six of eight buildings are getting new roofs as a result.

Superintendent Jerry Newton passed along the bad news at last week's school board meeting.

Buildings getting new roofs include the gym, cafeteria, music room, library, art building and an old administration building.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Wilson named GT Administrator of the Year by AAGEA

Teachers play a large part of a student’s education, but there are people behind the scenes who also are also invaluable to student education. At Sheridan School District, one such man is Roy Wilson, who just won the state’s Arkansas Association of Gifted Education Administrators (AAGEA) Gifted & Talented Administrator of the Year.

Awarded at the Arkansas Association of Educational Administrators (AAEA) Conference, Wilson said the award was a surprise.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Constable to get his own police radio

The constable in Leola hasn't had a radio in his car for the past few months. Worrying for his safety, the city council voted to buy him one during a meeting last week.

Marty Dockery has been the constable over the Tennessee township of Grant County for a number of years. This area includes Leola. Dockery also was a member of the Leola Fire Department, until around four months ago.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Tull's fears over road takeover unfounded, official says
Resource Management does not intend to take over any of Tull’s streets, a representative told the city council last week.

For several months, the members of the Tull City Council have worried that Resource Management could attempt to claim ownership of one of the town’s roads.

The street, East Elm, is a gravel road. Tull does not own a grader, and is unable to grade the street. For months, Resource Management has graded the street, causing the council to fear that the company intends to claim the street as its own since the company is maintaining it.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

Student body president becomes 'senator' while in Washington, D.C.

Sheridan High School’s student body president got to spend the summer answering to a different title: senator.

Ellie Mayberry, 17, was one of two girls from Arkansans to get to serve as senators at Girls Nation in Washington, D.C. over the summer.

The hundred girls who got to attend, two from each state, participated in a mock senate meeting.

Wednesday, August 23, 2017

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