Carroll Dean and Phyllis Ann Rhoden celebrated their 50th wedding anniversary on April 7, 1967, and moved to Sheridan that same year where they resided until 2004.
Phyllis, formerly McCauley, is a 1966 graduate of Henderson with a Bachelor of Science in Education. She continued her education in 1978 at the University of Arkansas earning a master’s degree in education. She worked as a teacher in Sheridan Public Schools teaching math for 28 years and retiring in 1999.
The Poyen Robotics Team advanced to the Midwest US Regional Championship Competition, Frontier Trails Best Robotics Competition, which was held in December of 2016, at the Fort Smith Convention Center. The team won a 2nd place Founder’s Award in the competition for unique use of materials in their robot design which included a claw that was made from a soup can. The Midwest region competition included competitors from Arkansas, Oklahoma, Alabama, Kansas, Colorado, New Mexico, and North and South Dakota.
“Insects shall inherit the earth.”, says Howard Semey, FDA Chief Entomologist for NCTR in White Hall, Arkansas, guest speaker about “Bugs and Critters” at the Spring Workshop and Plant Saleheld March 30, at the Raising Arkansas Greenhouse in Sheridan, which was hosted by the Grant County Master Gardeners. Mr. Semey analyzes foods for extraneous materials for the FDA which is referred to as filth, such as insects, insect fragments, hair and other particulate matter.
Mr. Semey stated, “True bugs versus insects have one main difference which is their mouth parts. True bugs have mouth parts which are highly specialized and used to suck juices they get from the fluids of plants. Their mouths actually look like a long beak and work like a straw.
Other insects with beak-like proboscis, like a honeybee or butterfly, has a retractable mouth part and rolls it up. A bug’s straw like beak isn’t retractable.