THE GRANT COUNTY FAIR ASSOCIATION recently received a $4,000 Cycle II County Fair Building Grant Program grant to help build a new livestock barn. Pictured are Arkansas Economic Development Commission Executive Vice President of Operations Amy Fecher, AEDC Executive Director Mike Preston, Grant County Fair Association member Elizabeth Hale, Governor Asa Hutchinson, Arkansas Rural Development Commission Chair Lynn Hawkins and ARDC Commissioner Frank Lisko.
The Grant County Fair Association recently won a grant that will finally allow them to build a new livestock barn with construction planned to begin within the next month.
The Poyen School Board met last week for their regular monthly meeting, but, unlike meetings held over the last few decades, this one was a little different. Longtime Superintendent Jerry Newton, who is set to retire later this month, presided over his last meeting while his successor, Ronnie Kissire, sat in on the meeting in preparation for taking over the organization next month.
When the Sheridan City Council met last week for their monthly council meeting, one of the main topics of discussion was how much the mayor and the council appreciate the work that former Fire Chief Tim Stuckey and soon to be former Chief of Police Bob Adams have done for the city.
Giving his final monthly report, Stucky said May was an average month for the department with 30 calls for assistance from the SFD. Stuckey said that this number is typical and that nothing out of the ordinary occurred.
At last week’s evidentiary hearing for Rusty Draper’s capital murder trial, Circuit Judge Eddy Easley ruled that he would allow statements made by Austin Moody’s family and friends to be used, as well as the testimony from a jailhouse informant.
This is the second of three scheduled hearings in the lead up to the trial. Draper is accused of killing 17-year-old Moody Wednesday, May 23, 2018
For most of her life, the small city of Sheridan represented pain and death to Paula Corrado. It was there that a B-17F carrying Corrado’s father and eight other U.S. Army Air Force crew members crashed in March of 1943, killing all of them.
But thanks to the work of American Legion Finis Gallion Post 30 and others in the Sheridan community, the crash site now represents much more to Corrado. An effort spearheaded by the post created a memorial to the crew of the Flying Fortress, as well as all those Grant County residents killed in action from World War I to the Vietnam War.
This summer, when the Arkansas Bar Association meets in Hot Springs for its annual statewide meeting, some Grant County locals will be on hand to collect an award. The Grant County Bar Association was named one of the winners of the Outstanding Local Bar Association award.
While the GCBA has been around for years, this was the first time the members had entered themselves for consideration for the award. They won it on their first try.