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Students at Sheridan Elementary School held their Field Days last week, fun-filled days full of festivities and games for all students. The events took place at Yellowjacket Stadium. Students at Sheridan Intermediate School held their Field Days this week.

Local News

Farm Fresh closes plant in Leola

Leola's Farm Fresh Catfish Co. closed its doors last week on May 21, according to plant manager Devon Darnell.

United Way achieves $80,000 goal

Grant County United Way recently met its $80,000 goal, thanks to corporate, employee and individual donation to the non-profit organization, said president Steve Brown.

Jones receives volunteer award

Behind every community event or production, there's a crew of countless individuals who have given their time, effort and a lot of patience. They don't do it for recognition. They don't do it for honor. They certainly don't do it for the money, as often it may cost them money from their own pocket in addition to hours of labor and mental anguish. Without these people, these events wouldn't happen. Someone had to develop a plan, publicize the event, work countless hours tying up loose ends and spend even more hours worrying over details. In Grant County, more often than not, that person is Kevin Jones, Grant County Extension Agent.

Jail operating at near capacity, officials note

Although the number of available bed spaces at the Sheridan Detention Center has been dwindling, officials said there are no plans for another jail expansion in the near future.

Notable natives: Murder, mayhem in Grant County

When people think of murder and other felonious crimes they often conjure up thoughts of the rough and tumble days of the Dalton Gang, Jesse James, Bonnie and Clyde, "Baby Face" Nelson and notorious others who have made their way into the history pages. However, Grant County has had an equally colorful, if not violent, past.

Nall updates QC on storm damage reimbursements

After all the paperwork was submitted, Grant County reported $243,104.73 in ice storm-related damages to the Federal Emergency Management Agency, County Judge Kemp Nall noted at Monday night's Quorum Court meeting. The county has also submitted $38,911.09 in other eligible expenses to the state aid and federal assistance roads program.

Obituaries ( top )

Horace V. Brewer

Horace V. "Pinky" Brewer, 86, of Haskell, Ark., formerly of Sheridan, died May 20, 2016.

Vollie McDaniel

Vollie McDaniel, 93, of Midway, Ark., died May 21, 2016, at the Hot Spring County Medical Center.

John Wesley Ramsey

John Wesley Ramsey, 26, of Mabelvale, Ark., died May 23, 2016.

Society ( top )

Wedding shower honors couple

There will be a wedding shower for Sarah O'Neal and Jeremy Shuff on Sunday, June 10 at 2 p.m. in the fellowship hall of Leola Baptist Church in Leola.

Wedding shower to honor Amy Ray

A bridal shower will be held for David and Amy (Bailey) Ray on Sunday, June 3 at 4 p.m. at the home of Mrs. Clayton Buie in Prattsville.

Porter, Lucas exchange vows

Mandy Lucas and Edgar Porter of Sheridan were united in marriage on May 1, 2016 in a private garden ceremony.

Sports ( top )

Legion teams begin season

The Sheridan American Legion baseball season was scheduled to get under way this weekend as the AAA team traveled to Lake Hamilton on Friday while the A team competed in the Benton Memorial Day Tournament with pool play beginning on Saturday.

Smith finishes fifth in decathlon

CABOT - Sheridan's Lance Smith, with a strong showing on the second day, surged into fifth place in the field of 45 that competed for the 38th annual Arkansas High School Decathlon.

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